Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 107 112
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5 +77
Contract jobs citing PaaS 86 92 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.80% 1.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.50% 8.27% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 69 52
West Midlands median daily rate £519 £525 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +9.95% -4.50%
10th Percentile £375 £412 £348
90th Percentile £675 £615 £590
England median daily rate £538 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +2.38% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £55.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% -15.38% +37.57%

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 1,323 1,112 692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.53% 21.78% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 715 466
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £216
90th Percentile £625 £587 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £16.60 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.84% +12.54% -19.73%
10th Percentile £15.20 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.00 £23.75 £52.18
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% -8.33% +7.09%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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
Birmingham +12 30 £488 -7.14% 26
Coventry -4 27 £488 -15.22% 7
Solihull - 7 £550 - 1
Shropshire +20 5 £550 -3.93% 2
Worcestershire -5 4 £650 - 5
Herefordshire +13 1 - - 2
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 3
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 78 (90.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (65.12%) IaaS
3 48 (55.81%) DevOps
4 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (32.56%) PowerShell
6 27 (31.40%) Microsoft
7 23 (26.74%) Visual Studio Team System
8 21 (24.42%) SQL
9 20 (23.26%) JSON
10 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
10 18 (20.93%) Terraform
11 17 (19.77%) C#
11 17 (19.77%) SaaS
11 17 (19.77%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (18.60%) Migration
13 15 (17.44%) .NET
14 14 (16.28%) Docker
14 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
14 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
15 12 (13.95%) Ansible
16 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
16 11 (12.79%) Scrum
16 11 (12.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 10 (11.63%) Dynamics 365
17 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
17 10 (11.63%) Windows
17 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
17 10 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
18 9 (10.47%) VMware

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 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.49%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.16%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (90.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (65.12%) IaaS
3 17 (19.77%) SaaS
4 11 (12.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 10 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (11.63%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (10.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (10.47%) Serverless
7 7 (8.14%) Azure Functions
7 7 (8.14%) GitHub
7 7 (8.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (6.98%) Power Platform
9 5 (5.81%) Office 365
10 2 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (2.33%) OneDrive
11 1 (1.16%) Azure Stack
11 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (1.16%) Mimecast
11 1 (1.16%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) DNS
1 4 (4.65%) Firewall
2 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.49%) WAN
3 2 (2.33%) LAN
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.16%) DHCP
4 1 (1.16%) Internet
4 1 (1.16%) Network Security
4 1 (1.16%) Skype
4 1 (1.16%) VLAN
4 1 (1.16%) VoIP
4 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.77%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (6.98%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (6.98%) Power BI
4 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.49%) MySQL
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.33%) DB2
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.16%) Big Data
7 1 (1.16%) HBase
7 1 (1.16%) Impala
7 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.16%) Redis
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (26.74%) Visual Studio Team System
2 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.49%) GitLab
5 3 (3.49%) JIRA
5 3 (3.49%) Selenium
5 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.16%) Ant
7 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.16%) JUnit
7 1 (1.16%) Liquibase
7 1 (1.16%) Maven
7 1 (1.16%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Public Sector
3 4 (4.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (24.42%) Architect
2 21 (24.42%) Azure Engineer
3 17 (19.77%) Azure Architect
4 16 (18.60%) Azure DevOps
5 15 (17.44%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 11 (12.79%) Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (8.14%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.98%) Azure Developer
9 5 (5.81%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.81%) PowerShell Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Scrum Master
11 3 (3.49%) Security Architect
12 2 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.26%) JSON
2 15 (17.44%) .NET
3 6 (6.98%) HTML
4 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.81%) SOAP
5 4 (4.65%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET Core
5 4 (4.65%) CSS
5 4 (4.65%) MassTransit
5 4 (4.65%) Node.js
5 4 (4.65%) REST
5 4 (4.65%) Web Services
5 4 (4.65%) XML
6 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (3.49%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (3.49%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.49%) OAuth
6 3 (3.49%) OpenID
6 3 (3.49%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (3.49%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Public Cloud
2 6 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.81%) Cloud Native
3 5 (5.81%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.33%) User Experience
7 1 (1.16%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Tandem
7 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) Linux
3 3 (3.49%) VMS
4 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.16%) Unix
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.81%) DevOps
2 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (18.60%) Migration
4 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (12.79%) Scrum
6 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (9.30%) CRM
8 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.98%) Identity Management
8 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure as Code
8 6 (6.98%) ITIL
8 6 (6.98%) SDLC
8 6 (6.98%) TDD
9 5 (5.81%) Kanban
9 5 (5.81%) MVC
9 5 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.65%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (4.65%) Open Source
10 4 (4.65%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) PowerShell
2 21 (24.42%) SQL
3 17 (19.77%) C#
4 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.81%) Java
6 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.65%) Ruby
7 3 (3.49%) C
8 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.16%) Python
9 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) NCSC
2 5 (5.81%) NIST
3 2 (2.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) GDPR
4 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) Docker
2 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) Terraform
2 12 (13.95%) Ansible
3 9 (10.47%) Kubernetes
4 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.81%) Puppet
5 4 (4.65%) SCCM
6 3 (3.49%) SCOM
6 3 (3.49%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.33%) Kibana
7 2 (2.33%) Packer
8 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 27 (31.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) VMware
3 3 (3.49%) Cisco
3 3 (3.49%) VirtaMove
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) Splunk
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe
5 1 (1.16%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (1.16%) Apple
5 1 (1.16%) Cadence
5 1 (1.16%) Darktrace
5 1 (1.16%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.16%) Google
5 1 (1.16%) Juniper
5 1 (1.16%) Meraki
5 1 (1.16%) Polycom
5 1 (1.16%) Symantec
5 1 (1.16%) WSO2
5 1 (1.16%) Zscaler