Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 125 184
Rank change year-on-year +16 +59 -11
Contract jobs citing PaaS 94 53 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.81% 1.20% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.62% 8.47% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 46 17
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +53.85%
10th Percentile £374 £358 £300
90th Percentile £625 £590 £576
England median daily rate £513 £538 £500
% change year-on-year -4.65% +7.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £65.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year -15.38% +37.57% -5.50%

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 1,090 626 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.96% 14.17% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 421 304
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £513
England median daily rate £479 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.51% +2.78% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -28.77% -10.98%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £27.83 £52.40 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -15.56%

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 July 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 July 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
Birmingham -6 31 £475 -13.64% 14
Coventry +5 28 £450 +20.00% 2
Warwickshire +2 9 £550 +46.67% 2
Staffordshire - 8 - - 3
Shropshire -24 6 £538 +47.26% 1
Herefordshire - 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 78 (82.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (73.40%) IaaS
3 57 (60.64%) SaaS
4 45 (47.87%) Microsoft
5 41 (43.62%) DevOps
6 37 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (38.30%) SQL Server
8 35 (37.23%) Windows
9 34 (36.17%) .NET
10 31 (32.98%) SQL
11 29 (30.85%) C#
12 25 (26.60%) PowerShell
13 24 (25.53%) Public Cloud
13 24 (25.53%) Windows Server
14 21 (22.34%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (20.21%) Security Cleared
16 17 (18.09%) JSON
16 17 (18.09%) Cybersecurity
16 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
17 16 (17.02%) T-SQL
17 16 (17.02%) Visual Studio
17 16 (17.02%) Cloud Computing
18 15 (15.96%) Amazon AWS
18 15 (15.96%) WSUS
18 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (15.96%) Migration
19 13 (13.83%) SC Cleared
19 13 (13.83%) Visual Studio Team System
20 11 (11.70%) Finance
21 10 (10.64%) Scrum

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 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.06%) CMS
4 1 (1.06%) Confluence
4 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.06%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 78 (82.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (73.40%) IaaS
3 57 (60.64%) SaaS
4 16 (17.02%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (15.96%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (9.57%) Office 365
7 5 (5.32%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (3.19%) Serverless
9 2 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (1.06%) Force.com
10 1 (1.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) VoIP
2 2 (2.13%) Firewall
2 2 (2.13%) Internet
2 2 (2.13%) VPN
3 1 (1.06%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.06%) SSH
3 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.06%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (38.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.13%) Power BI
5 2 (2.13%) QlikView
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.06%) Big Data
6 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.06%) MySQL
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (22.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (17.02%) Visual Studio
3 13 (13.83%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (5.32%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.32%) MSI
4 5 (5.32%) WiX
5 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.13%) JIRA
6 2 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.06%) Ant
7 1 (1.06%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.06%) Maven
7 1 (1.06%) MSTest
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.06%) Selenium
7 1 (1.06%) Subversion
7 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (11.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (27.66%) Architect
3 15 (15.96%) Azure Engineer
4 13 (13.83%) Cloud Architect
5 12 (12.77%) Azure DevOps
5 12 (12.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 10 (10.64%) Azure Architect
6 10 (10.64%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 10 (10.64%) Developer
6 10 (10.64%) Security Engineer
7 8 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (6.38%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (6.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Consultant
9 5 (5.32%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (5.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (5.32%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.32%) UI Developer
10 4 (4.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.17%) .NET
2 17 (18.09%) JSON
3 10 (10.64%) .NET Framework
3 10 (10.64%) Web Services
4 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (9.57%) HTML
4 9 (9.57%) WCF
5 8 (8.51%) CSS
6 7 (7.45%) AngularJS
6 7 (7.45%) Entity Framework
6 7 (7.45%) WPF
7 6 (6.38%) Dapper ORM
7 6 (6.38%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (5.32%) Angular 2
8 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET
8 5 (5.32%) MFC
8 5 (5.32%) NHibernate
9 4 (4.26%) jQuery
9 4 (4.26%) REST
9 4 (4.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.53%) Public Cloud
2 7 (7.45%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.26%) User Experience
6 3 (3.19%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) PKI
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (37.23%) Windows
2 24 (25.53%) Windows Server
3 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.62%) DevOps
2 37 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.09%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (15.96%) Migration
5 10 (10.64%) ERP
5 10 (10.64%) Scrum
5 10 (10.64%) Test Automation
6 9 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (8.51%) Kanban
8 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.38%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.38%) Open Source
10 5 (5.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (5.32%) Service Management
11 4 (4.26%) CRM
11 4 (4.26%) Data Integration
11 4 (4.26%) Data Migration
11 4 (4.26%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.26%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.98%) SQL
2 29 (30.85%) C#
3 25 (26.60%) PowerShell
4 16 (17.02%) T-SQL
5 10 (10.64%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.26%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.19%) Python
8 2 (2.13%) C
8 2 (2.13%) Java
8 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.06%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.06%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.83%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) BC Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.19%) Degree
3 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.06%) CCIE
4 1 (1.06%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) CEH
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.06%) CISM
4 1 (1.06%) CISSP
4 1 (1.06%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.64%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.57%) Docker
4 5 (5.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.06%) vSphere
5 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (15.96%) WSUS
2 8 (8.51%) SCCM
3 6 (6.38%) Ansible
3 6 (6.38%) Terraform
4 5 (5.32%) vCenter Server
5 4 (4.26%) SCOM
6 3 (3.19%) Kibana
6 3 (3.19%) logstash
6 3 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.13%) Puppet
7 2 (2.13%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (47.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.64%) Oracle
3 9 (9.57%) VMware
4 6 (6.38%) SAP
5 3 (3.19%) Capita
6 2 (2.13%) Google
6 2 (2.13%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.13%) Tableau
7 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco
7 1 (1.06%) Citrix
7 1 (1.06%) Sage
7 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.06%) Sitecore