Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 125 163
Rank change year-on-year +5 +38 -2
Contract jobs citing PaaS 86 65 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.68% 1.35% 0.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.13% 8.58% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 49 23
West Midlands median daily rate £545 £475 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.74% -3.06% -16.95%
10th Percentile £413 £342 £340
90th Percentile £623 £590 £584
England median daily rate £525 £501 £500
% change year-on-year +4.90% +0.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £59.84 £34.68 £47.25
% change year-on-year +72.53% -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 1,207 758 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.51% 15.79% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 501 358
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.52% +3.27%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £250
90th Percentile £589 £575 £575
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -10.77% -20.73%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £13.07
90th Percentile £21.50 £24.13 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -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 20 November 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 20 November 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
Coventry +12 41 £575 +35.29% 3
Birmingham +9 28 £575 +35.21% 15
Solihull +8 5 £575 - 1
Warwickshire +1 5 £550 +29.41% 2
Shropshire -49 3 £595 +63.01% 2
Staffordshire - 1 - -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 70 (81.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (72.09%) IaaS
3 51 (59.30%) SaaS
4 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (45.35%) DevOps
6 33 (38.37%) Windows
7 31 (36.05%) Microsoft
8 26 (30.23%) PowerShell
9 24 (27.91%) Active Directory
10 23 (26.74%) JSON
11 21 (24.42%) SQL
11 21 (24.42%) Public Cloud
12 20 (23.26%) Windows Server
12 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
12 20 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
13 19 (22.09%) Visual Studio Team System
14 18 (20.93%) .NET
15 17 (19.77%) C#
16 15 (17.44%) Identity Management
16 15 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (16.28%) Office 365
18 12 (13.95%) Scrum
19 10 (11.63%) SOAP
19 10 (11.63%) SCCM
19 10 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
20 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
20 9 (10.47%) Terraform
20 9 (10.47%) WSUS

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 6 (6.98%) Confluence
2 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.49%) JBoss
2 3 (3.49%) Mule
2 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 70 (81.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (72.09%) IaaS
3 51 (59.30%) SaaS
4 20 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (16.28%) Office 365
6 9 (10.47%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (8.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (4.65%) GitHub
9 4 (4.65%) OneDrive
10 3 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (2.33%) Azure Functions
11 2 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (2.33%) Serverless
12 1 (1.16%) Apigee
12 1 (1.16%) Force.com
12 1 (1.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.65%) Firewall
2 4 (4.65%) Network Security
2 4 (4.65%) SSL
3 3 (3.49%) HTTP
3 3 (3.49%) VoIP
4 2 (2.33%) Skype
5 1 (1.16%) Internet
5 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.49%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.16%) Big Data
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (22.09%) Visual Studio Team System
2 14 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.47%) Jenkins
4 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio
5 7 (8.14%) JIRA
6 6 (6.98%) Maven
7 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.65%) GitLab
8 3 (3.49%) Ant
8 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.49%) JUnit
8 3 (3.49%) Selenium
8 3 (3.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (3.49%) Subversion
8 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.16%) MSTest
General
1 5 (5.81%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Aerospace
2 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (26.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (23.26%) Architect
3 18 (20.93%) Azure Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) Azure DevOps
4 13 (15.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (9.30%) Consultant
6 8 (9.30%) Senior DevOps
6 8 (9.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Java Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Cloud Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Information Security Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.74%) JSON
2 18 (20.93%) .NET
3 10 (11.63%) SOAP
4 9 (10.47%) XML
5 8 (9.30%) REST
6 7 (8.14%) OAuth
7 6 (6.98%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (6.98%) Java EE
7 6 (6.98%) jQuery
7 6 (6.98%) Spring
7 6 (6.98%) Web Services
8 5 (5.81%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.65%) OAuth2
9 4 (4.65%) SAML
10 3 (3.49%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.49%) Java SE
10 3 (3.49%) Middleware
10 3 (3.49%) WSDL
10 3 (3.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.42%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.81%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.81%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.81%) User Experience
3 4 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.65%) PKI
4 3 (3.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.37%) Windows
2 20 (23.26%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.81%) Linux
5 3 (3.49%) AIX
5 3 (3.49%) HPUX
5 3 (3.49%) Solaris
5 3 (3.49%) Unix
6 1 (1.16%) CentOS
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.35%) DevOps
3 15 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (17.44%) Identity Management
4 12 (13.95%) Scrum
5 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.30%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (9.30%) CRM
7 8 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (9.30%) Migration
7 8 (9.30%) SDLC
7 8 (9.30%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.14%) ITIL
8 7 (8.14%) Kanban
8 7 (8.14%) Microservices
9 6 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.98%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (6.98%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.23%) PowerShell
2 21 (24.42%) SQL
3 17 (19.77%) C#
4 9 (10.47%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.30%) Java
6 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.81%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.65%) Python
9 3 (3.49%) Groovy
9 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.49%) XPath
10 1 (1.16%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.16%) Go
10 1 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.81%) Degree
3 4 (4.65%) CEH
3 4 (4.65%) CISM
3 4 (4.65%) CISSP
4 3 (3.49%) BC Cleared
4 3 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) GDPR
1 4 (4.65%) PMO
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) Docker
2 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.16%) vSphere
3 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) SCCM
2 9 (10.47%) Terraform
2 9 (10.47%) WSUS
3 6 (6.98%) Ansible
4 5 (5.81%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (4.65%) SCOM
6 3 (3.49%) Kibana
6 3 (3.49%) logstash
6 3 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (36.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.81%) Citrix
2 5 (5.81%) VMware
3 4 (4.65%) SAP
4 3 (3.49%) WSO2
5 2 (2.33%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.16%) HP
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle
6 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow