Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for IaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IaaS over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 123 149
Rank change year-on-year +3 +26 +18
Contract jobs citing IaaS 79 55 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.54% 1.22% 1.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.90% 7.76% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 43 43
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £413 £320 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £585
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +51.52% -5.71%

IaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,145 709 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.37% 15.76% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 453 345
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £252 £213 £250
90th Percentile £586 £575 £545
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £51.50 £18.69
England median hourly rate £18.89 £20.71 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.77% +8.97% -17.39%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the West Midlands

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IaaS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in the West Midlands

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the West Midlands

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +4 25 £475 +11.76% 2
Birmingham -6 21 £450 -18.18% 11
Shropshire -31 13 £575 +57.53%
Warwickshire +2 6 £550 +29.41% 1
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Solihull -6 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 62 (78.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (77.22%) PaaS
3 46 (58.23%) SaaS
4 44 (55.70%) Windows
5 43 (54.43%) Microsoft
6 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (41.77%) DevOps
8 28 (35.44%) PowerShell
8 28 (35.44%) SQL Server
9 27 (34.18%) SQL
10 25 (31.65%) Windows Server
11 23 (29.11%) Active Directory
12 22 (27.85%) .NET
13 20 (25.32%) Public Cloud
14 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (24.05%) JSON
14 19 (24.05%) C#
15 17 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
16 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (20.25%) WSUS
17 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
17 15 (18.99%) Cybersecurity
18 14 (17.72%) Cloud Computing
18 14 (17.72%) T-SQL
18 14 (17.72%) Visual Studio
18 14 (17.72%) Scrum
19 13 (16.46%) Migration
19 13 (16.46%) Office 365
20 12 (15.19%) Hyper-V
20 12 (15.19%) VMware

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.59%) Confluence
1 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
1 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.80%) IIS
3 3 (3.80%) JBoss
3 3 (3.80%) Mule
3 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (2.53%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.27%) CMS
5 1 (1.27%) Documentum
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 62 (78.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (77.22%) PaaS
3 46 (58.23%) SaaS
4 17 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (17.72%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (16.46%) Office 365
7 6 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (5.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (5.06%) OneDrive
9 2 (2.53%) Slack
9 2 (2.53%) Trello
10 1 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (1.27%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (1.27%) Serverless
10 1 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.33%) DNS
2 5 (6.33%) SSL
3 4 (5.06%) DHCP
3 4 (5.06%) VoIP
4 3 (3.80%) Firewall
4 3 (3.80%) HTTP
4 3 (3.80%) Skype
5 2 (2.53%) DKIM
5 2 (2.53%) Internet
5 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.53%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.06%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.53%) Power BI
4 2 (2.53%) QlikView
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (17.72%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.39%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.39%) Maven
4 8 (10.13%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.59%) JIRA
6 6 (7.59%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (6.33%) Subversion
7 5 (6.33%) TeamCity
8 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.06%) MSI
8 4 (5.06%) Selenium
9 3 (3.80%) Ant
9 3 (3.80%) Bitbucket
9 3 (3.80%) JUnit
10 2 (2.53%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.53%) MSBuild
10 2 (2.53%) WiX
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Architect
2 21 (26.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (15.19%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Security Engineer
5 9 (11.39%) Azure Architect
5 9 (11.39%) Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Azure DevOps
6 8 (10.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (10.13%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (7.59%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (7.59%) Technical Architect
9 5 (6.33%) Java Architect
10 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
10 4 (5.06%) Lead Architect
10 4 (5.06%) Senior DevOps
11 3 (3.80%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
11 3 (3.80%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) .NET
2 19 (24.05%) JSON
3 9 (11.39%) Web Services
4 8 (10.13%) .NET Framework
5 7 (8.86%) REST
5 7 (8.86%) SOAP
6 6 (7.59%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (7.59%) Java EE
6 6 (7.59%) Spring
7 5 (6.33%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.33%) HTML
7 5 (6.33%) jQuery
8 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (5.06%) CSS
8 4 (5.06%) Entity Framework
8 4 (5.06%) WCF
8 4 (5.06%) WPF
8 4 (5.06%) XML
9 3 (3.80%) Java SE
9 3 (3.80%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) Public Cloud
2 5 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.06%) User Experience
4 3 (3.80%) Clustering
4 3 (3.80%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.53%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.53%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.70%) Windows
2 25 (31.65%) Windows Server
3 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.13%) Linux
5 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.80%) AIX
6 3 (3.80%) HPUX
6 3 (3.80%) Solaris
6 3 (3.80%) Unix
7 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.77%) DevOps
3 15 (18.99%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (17.72%) Scrum
5 13 (16.46%) Migration
6 11 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.13%) Microservices
9 7 (8.86%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (8.86%) Kanban
10 6 (7.59%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.59%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (7.59%) ITIL
11 5 (6.33%) CRM
11 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.33%) MVC
11 5 (6.33%) Project Management
11 5 (6.33%) SDLC
11 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.44%) PowerShell
2 27 (34.18%) SQL
3 19 (24.05%) C#
4 14 (17.72%) T-SQL
5 9 (11.39%) Java
6 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.59%) Python
8 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.80%) Groovy
9 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.80%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) BC Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.27%) Degree
4 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 23 (29.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.19%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.86%) Docker
4 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.53%) Firmware
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) WSUS
2 8 (10.13%) Ansible
2 8 (10.13%) SCCM
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (7.59%) SCOM
4 5 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.33%) Puppet
5 4 (5.06%) Terraform
5 4 (5.06%) vCenter Server
6 3 (3.80%) Kibana
6 3 (3.80%) logstash
6 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.80%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.53%) Nessus
8 1 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 43 (54.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.19%) VMware
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) HP
4 3 (3.80%) SAP
4 3 (3.80%) WSO2
5 2 (2.53%) Adobe
5 2 (2.53%) Capita
5 2 (2.53%) Citrix
5 2 (2.53%) Dell
5 2 (2.53%) EMC
5 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.53%) Sophos
5 2 (2.53%) Tableau
5 2 (2.53%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.27%) Avaya
6 1 (1.27%) IBM
6 1 (1.27%) Pega