Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 136 162
Rank change year-on-year +32 +26 -5
Contract jobs citing PaaS 107 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.18% 1.00% 0.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.71% 5.66% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 30 16
West Midlands median daily rate £563 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.68% +17.50% -29.82%
10th Percentile £375 £318 £324
90th Percentile £683 £613 £656
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.42 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +35.48% -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 1,228 830 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.98% 17.58% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 537 364
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £237 £250
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.21 £14.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.63% -18.25% +26.85%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.95 £14.96
90th Percentile £21.48 £22.85 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.04% -1.97% -12.20%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +33 49 £550 +15.79% 2
Birmingham +34 33 £600 +33.33% 31
Solihull +17 12 £575 -
Shropshire - 5 £595 - 1
Warwickshire -8 3 £650 +39.78% 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 81 (75.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (71.03%) SaaS
3 69 (64.49%) IaaS
4 48 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (31.78%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (31.78%) DevOps
6 25 (23.36%) SQL
6 25 (23.36%) Windows
7 24 (22.43%) Identity Management
7 24 (22.43%) JSON
7 24 (22.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (21.50%) Migration
8 23 (21.50%) Active Directory
8 23 (21.50%) Microservices
9 20 (18.69%) Public Cloud
10 19 (17.76%) .NET
10 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
10 19 (17.76%) SOAP
11 18 (16.82%) PowerShell
11 18 (16.82%) REST
11 18 (16.82%) Jenkins
12 17 (15.89%) C#
12 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
13 16 (14.95%) XML
13 16 (14.95%) Office 365
13 16 (14.95%) Git (software)
13 16 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (14.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (14.02%) Terraform
14 15 (14.02%) Windows Server

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 12 (11.21%) NServiceBus
2 5 (4.67%) Confluence
3 3 (2.80%) IIS
3 3 (2.80%) JBoss
3 3 (2.80%) Mule
3 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.80%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.87%) SAS
4 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 81 (75.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (71.03%) SaaS
3 69 (64.49%) IaaS
4 34 (31.78%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (14.95%) Office 365
6 12 (11.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (10.28%) Azure Data Factory
8 10 (9.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (4.67%) OneDrive
10 4 (3.74%) GitHub
11 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.93%) Apigee
12 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.67%) Firewall
2 5 (4.67%) SSL
2 5 (4.67%) VoIP
2 5 (4.67%) VPN
3 4 (3.74%) Network Security
4 3 (2.80%) HTTP
4 3 (2.80%) Skype
5 2 (1.87%) WAN
6 1 (0.93%) DHCP
6 1 (0.93%) DNS
6 1 (0.93%) Internet
6 1 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.93%) IPsec
6 1 (0.93%) LAN
6 1 (0.93%) VLAN
6 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (9.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.67%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.74%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.87%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.87%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.87%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.87%) Power BI
7 2 (1.87%) SAS EBI
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (22.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 18 (16.82%) Jenkins
3 16 (14.95%) Git (software)
4 15 (14.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (13.08%) Visual Studio
6 7 (6.54%) Maven
7 5 (4.67%) JIRA
8 4 (3.74%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.74%) GitLab
9 2 (1.87%) Ant
9 2 (1.87%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.87%) JUnit
9 2 (1.87%) Selenium
9 2 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.87%) Subversion
9 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (11.21%) Publishing
2 7 (6.54%) Finance
3 4 (3.74%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (30.84%) Architect
2 16 (14.95%) Developer
2 16 (14.95%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (14.02%) Azure Engineer
4 13 (12.15%) Security Architect
5 12 (11.21%) Analyst
6 11 (10.28%) .NET Developer
6 11 (10.28%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Azure Architect
7 7 (6.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Consultant
8 6 (5.61%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (5.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Security Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.43%) JSON
2 19 (17.76%) .NET
2 19 (17.76%) SOAP
3 18 (16.82%) REST
4 16 (14.95%) XML
5 12 (11.21%) .NET Framework
6 10 (9.35%) .NET Core
7 9 (8.41%) XML Schema
8 7 (6.54%) OAuth
9 5 (4.67%) Java EE
9 5 (4.67%) Spring
10 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (3.74%) OAuth2
10 4 (3.74%) SAML
10 4 (3.74%) Web Services
11 3 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (2.80%) JSON Schema
11 3 (2.80%) Spring Boot
11 3 (2.80%) WSDL
11 3 (2.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Public Cloud
2 10 (9.35%) User Experience
3 8 (7.48%) PKI
4 7 (6.54%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.54%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.93%) Fintech
8 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.36%) Windows
2 15 (14.02%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.54%) Linux
4 6 (5.61%) Unix
5 3 (2.80%) AIX
5 3 (2.80%) HPUX
5 3 (2.80%) Solaris
6 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) CentOS
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (31.78%) DevOps
3 24 (22.43%) Identity Management
4 23 (21.50%) Microservices
4 23 (21.50%) Migration
5 16 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (13.08%) Data Migration
6 14 (13.08%) Information Security
7 13 (12.15%) Data Analysis
7 13 (12.15%) SDLC
8 12 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (11.21%) Scrum
9 11 (10.28%) Collaborative Working
9 11 (10.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (9.35%) Mentoring
11 9 (8.41%) Data Modelling
11 9 (8.41%) Validation
12 8 (7.48%) Analytics
12 8 (7.48%) ITIL
12 8 (7.48%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.36%) SQL
2 18 (16.82%) PowerShell
3 17 (15.89%) C#
4 13 (12.15%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.35%) Java
6 5 (4.67%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.80%) Groovy
7 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.80%) XPath
8 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.87%) R
9 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) CISM
1 9 (8.41%) CISSP
2 4 (3.74%) CEH
2 4 (3.74%) Degree
3 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) OCP
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.74%) GDPR
3 4 (3.74%) PMO
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (21.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.61%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.74%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (14.02%) Terraform
2 12 (11.21%) SCCM
3 7 (6.54%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (4.67%) Ansible
4 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (4.67%) SCOM
5 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.80%) Puppet
6 1 (0.93%) Nagios
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle
3 5 (4.67%) VMware
4 4 (3.74%) Citrix
5 3 (2.80%) WSO2
6 2 (1.87%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.87%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Brocade
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco
7 1 (0.93%) HP
7 1 (0.93%) Juniper
7 1 (0.93%) McAfee
7 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.93%) SonicWALL