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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 116 118
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing PaaS 9 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.64% 4.23% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

PaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 247 213 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.72% 7.94% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 126 28
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Median hourly rate £11.25 £22.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -13.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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
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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 5 £450 +38.46%
Coventry - 3 £375 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £375 - 1
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) IaaS
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (55.17%) Scrum
5 14 (48.28%) SaaS
6 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
6 13 (44.83%) HTML
6 13 (44.83%) CSS
7 12 (41.38%) Kanban
8 11 (37.93%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
10 8 (27.59%) BDD
10 8 (27.59%) HTML5
10 8 (27.59%) Entity Framework
10 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (27.59%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (27.59%) Sass
10 8 (27.59%) LESS
10 8 (27.59%) Dapper ORM
10 8 (27.59%) CQRS
10 8 (27.59%) .NET
10 8 (27.59%) C#
10 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
10 8 (27.59%) TDD
10 8 (27.59%) MVC
10 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
10 8 (27.59%) SOLID
10 8 (27.59%) Cross-Browser Testing

PaaS
Top Related 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 (20.69%) Drupal
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Solr
2 3 (10.34%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.90%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (72.41%) IaaS
2 17 (58.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (48.28%) SaaS
4 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (10.34%) GitHub
6 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) Big Data
3 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.45%) Hudson
4 1 (3.45%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) C# Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (13.79%) CRM Architect
4 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Developer
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Big Data Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) CSS
1 13 (44.83%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
2 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
2 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (27.59%) Dapper ORM
2 8 (27.59%) Entity Framework
2 8 (27.59%) HTML5
2 8 (27.59%) LESS
2 8 (27.59%) Sass
3 3 (10.34%) Drush
3 3 (10.34%) LAMP
4 2 (6.90%) JSON
4 2 (6.90%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) CentOS
3 1 (3.45%) Fedora
3 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Scrum
3 12 (41.38%) Kanban
4 11 (37.93%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (27.59%) BDD
6 8 (27.59%) Continuous Deployment
6 8 (27.59%) CQRS
6 8 (27.59%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Domain-Driven Design
6 8 (27.59%) MVC
6 8 (27.59%) SOLID
6 8 (27.59%) TDD
6 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
7 7 (24.14%) SOA
8 6 (20.69%) Web Development
9 5 (17.24%) CRM
9 5 (17.24%) Presales
9 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
10 4 (13.79%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) C#
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.45%) Korn
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (17.24%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) Casewise
4 1 (3.45%) Google
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