Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 164 157
Rank change year-on-year +41 -7 -
Contract jobs citing PaaS 65 51 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.34% 0.82% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.46% 8.24% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 8
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £490 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% -16.95% -
10th Percentile £342 £340 £321
90th Percentile £590 £584 £619
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.68 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -26.60% - -

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 768 619 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.88% 9.99% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 369 134
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +2.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £570 £590
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.77% -20.73% +2.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.07 £14.15
90th Percentile £24.55 £21.47 £23.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +18.06%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +20 16 £425 -24.40% 4
Warwickshire +9 14 £425 -15.00%
Coventry +15 13 £425 +6.25% 5
Walsall - 9 £550 -
Shropshire +9 3 £365 - 2
Solihull +7 1 - -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 57 (87.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (73.85%) IaaS
3 25 (38.46%) SaaS
4 24 (36.92%) DevOps
5 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
6 19 (29.23%) PowerShell
7 18 (27.69%) Microservices
7 18 (27.69%) Docker
7 18 (27.69%) Java
7 18 (27.69%) Windows
8 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (26.15%) Spring
8 17 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (26.15%) Spring Boot
8 17 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (26.15%) REST
9 16 (24.62%) SQL
9 16 (24.62%) SOAP
10 15 (23.08%) Active Directory
10 15 (23.08%) API Design
10 15 (23.08%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (21.54%) Kubernetes
11 14 (21.54%) .NET
11 14 (21.54%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (20.00%) JSON
12 13 (20.00%) Scrum
12 13 (20.00%) API Integration
12 13 (20.00%) API Development
12 13 (20.00%) Heroku
13 12 (18.46%) Billing

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 15 (23.08%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (12.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (3.08%) Apache
4 2 (3.08%) JBoss
4 2 (3.08%) Mule
4 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) nginx
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (87.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (73.85%) IaaS
3 25 (38.46%) SaaS
4 17 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (20.00%) Heroku
6 11 (16.92%) OpenShift
7 9 (13.85%) Office 365
8 8 (12.31%) GitHub
9 4 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 5 (7.69%) VPN
2 3 (4.62%) HTTP
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) SSL
4 1 (1.54%) DHCP
4 1 (1.54%) Firewall
4 1 (1.54%) IPv6
4 1 (1.54%) Network Security
4 1 (1.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.62%) MySQL
4 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.08%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Bitbucket
1 6 (9.23%) GitLab
1 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.08%) JHipster
4 2 (3.08%) Liquibase
4 2 (3.08%) Maven
4 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 12 (18.46%) Billing
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Publishing
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Architect
2 12 (18.46%) Azure Engineer
3 11 (16.92%) Consultant
4 8 (12.31%) Azure Consultant
5 7 (10.77%) Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Azure Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Java Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Active Directory Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Applications Architect
9 3 (4.62%) DevOps Developer
9 3 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) SharePoint Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) REST
1 17 (26.15%) Spring
1 17 (26.15%) Spring Boot
2 16 (24.62%) SOAP
3 14 (21.54%) .NET
4 13 (20.00%) JSON
5 6 (9.23%) Web Services
6 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 5 (7.69%) RESTful
7 4 (6.15%) .NET Core
7 4 (6.15%) CSS
7 4 (6.15%) HTML
7 4 (6.15%) HTML5
7 4 (6.15%) XML
8 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (4.62%) Node.js
9 2 (3.08%) CSS3
9 2 (3.08%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.54%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Windows
2 11 (16.92%) Linux
3 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.08%) AIX
5 2 (3.08%) HPUX
5 2 (3.08%) Solaris
5 2 (3.08%) Unix
5 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.54%) VMS
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) DevOps
2 18 (27.69%) Microservices
3 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (23.08%) API Design
5 14 (21.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (20.00%) API Development
6 13 (20.00%) API Integration
6 13 (20.00%) Scrum
7 11 (16.92%) Kanban
7 11 (16.92%) Migration
8 9 (13.85%) Open Source
8 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.31%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (9.23%) CRM
10 6 (9.23%) TDD
11 5 (7.69%) Identity Management
12 4 (6.15%) OO
12 4 (6.15%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) PowerShell
2 18 (27.69%) Java
3 16 (24.62%) SQL
4 6 (9.23%) C#
5 2 (3.08%) Groovy
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.08%) XPath
6 1 (1.54%) PHP
6 1 (1.54%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.08%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.08%) MCP
4 2 (3.08%) MCSA
4 2 (3.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.54%) MCSD
5 1 (1.54%) MCSE
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (27.69%) Docker
2 15 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.23%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.62%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (21.54%) Kubernetes
2 9 (13.85%) Puppet
3 8 (12.31%) Ansible
3 8 (12.31%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.62%) SCOM
5 2 (3.08%) SCCM
6 1 (1.54%) Kibana
6 1 (1.54%) logstash
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (9.23%) Apigee
3 6 (9.23%) MuleSoft
3 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.15%) VMware
5 3 (4.62%) Capita
6 2 (3.08%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.08%) webMethods
6 2 (3.08%) WSO2
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle
7 1 (1.54%) Symantec