Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 79 133
Rank change year-on-year +12 +54 +29
Contract jobs citing PaaS 84 135 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.92% 2.70% 1.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.48% 9.53% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 94 30
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £415 £375 £371
90th Percentile £630 £700 £613
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 886 1,417 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.81% 28.33% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 916 623
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £301
90th Percentile £600 £625 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.46 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.01% +3.30% -12.50%
Median hourly rate £24.20 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.58% -8.75% +5.26%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in the West Midlands

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 +2 32 £550 +12.82% 10
Coventry -2 27 £500 +9.59% 4
Shropshire +58 12 £441 -19.82% 2
Warwickshire +11 3 - -
Solihull -6 3 £513 -14.58% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £575 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £525 -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 65 (77.38%) Azure
2 40 (47.62%) DevOps
3 35 (41.67%) SQL
4 33 (39.29%) IaaS
5 29 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (33.33%) SaaS
7 27 (32.14%) AWS
8 23 (27.38%) Migration
9 21 (25.00%) Terraform
10 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
11 19 (22.62%) Oracle
11 19 (22.62%) Infrastructure as Code
12 17 (20.24%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
13 16 (19.05%) Azure SQL Database
14 15 (17.86%) Linux
14 15 (17.86%) Analytics
14 15 (17.86%) Public Sector
15 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
15 14 (16.67%) Ansible
15 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
15 14 (16.67%) Java
16 13 (15.48%) ETL
16 13 (15.48%) Scrum
16 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
16 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
17 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
17 12 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
18 11 (13.10%) Power Platform

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 9 (10.71%) SAS
2 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 65 (77.38%) Azure
2 33 (39.29%) IaaS
3 28 (33.33%) SaaS
4 27 (32.14%) AWS
5 12 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (13.10%) Power Platform
7 9 (10.71%) GitHub
8 6 (7.14%) Azure Functions
8 6 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (7.14%) Serverless
9 4 (4.76%) Amazon S3
9 4 (4.76%) Google Analytics
9 4 (4.76%) Office 365
10 3 (3.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (3.57%) Slack
11 2 (2.38%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (1.19%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (1.19%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) Network Security
2 5 (5.95%) Firewall
3 3 (3.57%) DNS
4 2 (2.38%) DMZ
5 1 (1.19%) HTTP
5 1 (1.19%) SAN
5 1 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (19.05%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (11.90%) Oracle Database
3 10 (11.90%) Power BI
4 9 (10.71%) Amazon Redshift
4 9 (10.71%) Hadoop
4 9 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (9.52%) Data Mining
6 6 (7.14%) BusinessObjects XI
6 6 (7.14%) Cosmos DB
6 6 (7.14%) NoSQL
6 6 (7.14%) Pentaho
6 6 (7.14%) SAS EBI
6 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 4 (4.76%) MySQL
7 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (1.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.90%) Bitbucket
3 9 (10.71%) Artifactory
3 9 (10.71%) Maven
4 7 (8.33%) RStudio
4 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.19%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.19%) PVCS
6 1 (1.19%) Selenium
6 1 (1.19%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (17.86%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Architect
2 21 (25.00%) Azure Architect
3 16 (19.05%) Developer
4 10 (11.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (11.90%) Technical Architect
5 8 (9.52%) Azure DevOps
5 8 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) Consultant
6 7 (8.33%) Azure Consultant
7 6 (7.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Data Architect
8 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) ETL Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Azure Test Lead
10 3 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Test Leader
11 2 (2.38%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) Web Services
2 3 (3.57%) .NET
2 3 (3.57%) YAML
3 2 (2.38%) JSON
3 2 (2.38%) Node.js
3 2 (2.38%) RESTful
3 2 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (2.38%) SOAP
3 2 (2.38%) XML
4 1 (1.19%) Ajax
4 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.19%) CSS
4 1 (1.19%) EDI
4 1 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.19%) HTML
4 1 (1.19%) Java EE
4 1 (1.19%) Middleware
4 1 (1.19%) REST
4 1 (1.19%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.95%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) User Experience
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
6 1 (1.19%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Linux
2 9 (10.71%) Unix
3 6 (7.14%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.38%) CentOS
5 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.19%) Solaris
6 1 (1.19%) VMS
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) DevOps
2 29 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (27.38%) Migration
4 19 (22.62%) Infrastructure as Code
5 15 (17.86%) Analytics
6 13 (15.48%) ETL
6 13 (15.48%) Scrum
7 12 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.71%) Data Analytics
8 9 (10.71%) Data Engineering
8 9 (10.71%) Sprint Planning
8 9 (10.71%) Sprint Retrospective
9 7 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 7 (8.33%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.14%) Configuration Management
10 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (7.14%) Process Improvement
10 6 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) SQL
2 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
3 14 (16.67%) Java
4 9 (10.71%) PL/SQL
5 7 (8.33%) C#
6 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.76%) Python
6 4 (4.76%) Ruby
7 3 (3.57%) R
8 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.19%) C
9 1 (1.19%) Dart
9 1 (1.19%) Go
9 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
1 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.38%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.76%) Docker
3 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (25.00%) Terraform
2 14 (16.67%) Ansible
3 8 (9.52%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.76%) Puppet
5 1 (1.19%) Rancher
Vendors
1 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.62%) Oracle
3 9 (10.71%) Cloudera
4 5 (5.95%) Google
5 4 (4.76%) VMware
6 3 (3.57%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.57%) Trillium
7 2 (2.38%) Informatica
7 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.38%) Sparx
8 1 (1.19%) Citrix
8 1 (1.19%) Dell
8 1 (1.19%) EMC
8 1 (1.19%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.19%) New Relic
8 1 (1.19%) RedGate
8 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.19%) Splunk
8 1 (1.19%) Veeam