Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PaaS over the 6 months to 22 February 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.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 161 157
Rank change year-on-year +19 -4 -
Contract jobs citing PaaS 49 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.59% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.78% 5.23% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 18
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £406 £560
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -27.46% -
10th Percentile £360 £341 £325
90th Percentile £613 £669 £600
England median daily rate £520 £500 £505
% change year-on-year +4.00% -0.99% +12.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £100.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -57.50% -

PaaS 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 848 593 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.72% 11.20% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 375 192
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £250 £263
90th Percentile £596 £570 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +18.52% -48.08%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.58 £12.60
90th Percentile £25.50 £21.47 £14.85
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.96
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.80% -11.30%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the West Midlands

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in the West Midlands

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in the West Midlands

PaaS
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 PaaS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Warwickshire +18 16 £488 +30.00% 1
Coventry +8 13 £488 +21.88% 5
Birmingham -3 12 £475 -17.39% 7
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Solihull +8 1 - -
Shropshire -6 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £550 -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS 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 PaaS.

1 42 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (69.39%) IaaS
3 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 18 (36.73%) DevOps
5 15 (30.61%) Windows
5 15 (30.61%) SaaS
6 13 (26.53%) SQL
6 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
7 12 (24.49%) .NET
8 11 (22.45%) JSON
8 11 (22.45%) Windows Server
9 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
10 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
10 8 (16.33%) Finance
11 7 (14.29%) Migration
11 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.29%) C#
11 7 (14.29%) VPN
11 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
11 7 (14.29%) Docker
11 7 (14.29%) Office 365
12 6 (12.24%) Oracle
12 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
12 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (12.24%) Identity Management
13 5 (10.20%) Scrum
13 5 (10.20%) VMware
13 5 (10.20%) SCOM

PaaS
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 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
4 1 (2.04%) nginx
4 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (69.39%) IaaS
3 15 (30.61%) SaaS
4 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (14.29%) Office 365
6 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (4.08%) GitHub
7 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) VPN
2 3 (6.12%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) DHCP
3 1 (2.04%) DNS
3 1 (2.04%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) IPv6
3 1 (2.04%) Network Security
3 1 (2.04%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.04%) Skype
3 1 (2.04%) SSH
3 1 (2.04%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (8.16%) MySQL
4 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.08%) MariaDB
6 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.08%) JHipster
4 2 (4.08%) Liquibase
4 2 (4.08%) MSI
4 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.08%) WiX
5 1 (2.04%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
5 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Automotive
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Architect
2 10 (20.41%) Consultant
3 9 (18.37%) Azure Consultant
4 7 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 6 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Azure Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (8.16%) Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Security Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Project Manager
9 2 (4.08%) .NET Architect
9 2 (4.08%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) .NET
2 11 (22.45%) JSON
3 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
3 5 (10.20%) HTML
4 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.16%) CSS
5 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.12%) Node.js
5 3 (6.12%) OAuth
5 3 (6.12%) OAuth2
5 3 (6.12%) WCF
6 2 (4.08%) Angular 2
6 2 (4.08%) Dapper ORM
6 2 (4.08%) HTML5
6 2 (4.08%) jQuery
6 2 (4.08%) MFC
6 2 (4.08%) NHibernate
6 2 (4.08%) Spring
6 2 (4.08%) Spring Boot
6 2 (4.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) PKI
2 4 (8.16%) Private Cloud
3 3 (6.12%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.04%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) DevOps
2 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (14.29%) Migration
4 6 (12.24%) Identity Management
4 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.20%) CRM
5 5 (10.20%) Kanban
5 5 (10.20%) Scrum
6 4 (8.16%) Project Management
6 4 (8.16%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.12%) Cryptography
7 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.12%) Information Security
7 3 (6.12%) Open Source
7 3 (6.12%) Service Design
7 3 (6.12%) Service Management
7 3 (6.12%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
3 7 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.12%) Java
6 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) CCIE
3 3 (6.12%) CCNP
3 3 (6.12%) CEH
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.12%) CISM
3 3 (6.12%) CISSP
4 2 (4.08%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) MCP
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.04%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) GDPR
2 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
2 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) Docker
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (6.12%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCOM
2 3 (6.12%) Ansible
2 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.12%) SCVMM
2 3 (6.12%) Terraform
3 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.08%) Puppet
3 2 (4.08%) SCCM
3 2 (4.08%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 5 (10.20%) VMware
4 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco
5 2 (4.08%) Google