Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 138 173
Rank change year-on-year +24 +35 -3
Contract jobs citing PaaS 76 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.55% 0.72% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.55% 5.78% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 18
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +53.85%
10th Percentile £367 £361 £306
90th Percentile £625 £681 £600
England median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £65.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -30.77% -35.00% +100.00%

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 1,007 536 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.57% 12.38% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 362 286
West Midlands median daily rate £455 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.67% +0.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £287 £250 £275
90th Percentile £598 £550 £520
England median daily rate £484 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +5.22% +2.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -25.68% -19.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.75 £12.83
90th Percentile £24.45 £52.63 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Birmingham -7 26 £475 -13.64% 14
Coventry +1 17 £450 +20.00% 5
Warwickshire +10 12 £550 +46.67% 5
Staffordshire - 8 - - 2
Shropshire -11 6 £538 +47.26% 5
Herefordshire - 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 64 (84.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (75.00%) IaaS
3 42 (55.26%) SaaS
4 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 29 (38.16%) DevOps
6 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (30.26%) SQL Server
7 23 (30.26%) Windows
8 21 (27.63%) SQL
8 21 (27.63%) .NET
9 18 (23.68%) C#
10 17 (22.37%) Public Cloud
10 17 (22.37%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (21.05%) Windows Server
12 15 (19.74%) PowerShell
13 14 (18.42%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (18.42%) Migration
14 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
14 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
14 13 (17.11%) Oracle
15 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
15 12 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (14.47%) Office 365
17 10 (13.16%) Visual Studio
17 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
17 10 (13.16%) Finance
18 9 (11.84%) VMware
18 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio Team System
18 9 (11.84%) SCCM
18 9 (11.84%) JSON

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 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.32%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 64 (84.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (75.00%) IaaS
3 42 (55.26%) SaaS
4 17 (22.37%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (14.47%) Office 365
6 9 (11.84%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (6.58%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) Firewall
2 3 (3.95%) VoIP
2 3 (3.95%) VPN
3 2 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (1.32%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.32%) SSH
4 1 (1.32%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.63%) Power BI
5 2 (2.63%) QlikView
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.32%) MySQL
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (13.16%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (7.89%) MSI
4 6 (7.89%) WiX
5 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.32%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (36.84%) Architect
2 14 (18.42%) Cloud Architect
2 14 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (14.47%) Azure Architect
4 9 (11.84%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (10.53%) Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (7.89%) Security Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) UI Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (6.58%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.58%) Security Architect
9 4 (5.26%) Azure DevOps
9 4 (5.26%) Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Migration Architect
9 4 (5.26%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.26%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.63%) .NET
2 9 (11.84%) JSON
3 8 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (10.53%) HTML
3 8 (10.53%) Web Services
4 7 (9.21%) CSS
4 7 (9.21%) Entity Framework
4 7 (9.21%) WCF
4 7 (9.21%) WPF
5 6 (7.89%) Angular 2
5 6 (7.89%) AngularJS
5 6 (7.89%) Dapper ORM
5 6 (7.89%) MFC
5 6 (7.89%) NHibernate
5 6 (7.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (5.26%) OAuth
6 4 (5.26%) OAuth2
7 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.32%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Public Cloud
2 7 (9.21%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (6.58%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (6.58%) PKI
5 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.26%) Windows
2 16 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) DevOps
2 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.42%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (18.42%) Migration
4 8 (10.53%) ERP
5 7 (9.21%) Security Architecture
6 6 (7.89%) Scrum
6 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.58%) Information Security
7 5 (6.58%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (5.26%) Cryptography
8 4 (5.26%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (5.26%) Identity Management
8 4 (5.26%) Kanban
8 4 (5.26%) Privileged Identity Management
8 4 (5.26%) SIEM
8 4 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) SQL
2 18 (23.68%) C#
3 15 (19.74%) PowerShell
4 9 (11.84%) T-SQL
5 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.63%) C
6 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
1 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.26%) CCIE
2 4 (5.26%) CCNP
2 4 (5.26%) CEH
2 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.26%) CISM
2 4 (5.26%) CISSP
2 4 (5.26%) Degree
3 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.32%) MCSE
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.58%) Docker
5 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) SCCM
2 8 (10.53%) WSUS
3 6 (7.89%) vCenter Server
4 5 (6.58%) SCOM
5 3 (3.95%) Ansible
5 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.95%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.95%) Terraform
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.63%) Puppet
7 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.11%) Oracle
3 9 (11.84%) VMware
4 5 (6.58%) SAP
5 4 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.26%) Cisco
6 3 (3.95%) Capita
7 2 (2.63%) Google
7 2 (2.63%) Tableau
8 1 (1.32%) Sage
8 1 (1.32%) Sitecore