Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 111 173
Rank change year-on-year -8 +62 -8
Contract jobs citing PaaS 89 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.73% 1.48% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.77% 9.50% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 53 20
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -4.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £413 £348 £308
90th Percentile £621 £590 £590
England median daily rate £525 £525 £518
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £59.84 £65.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year -7.95% +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 1,145 705 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.30% 15.59% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 452 341
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £253 £213 £250
90th Percentile £578 £575 £550
England median daily rate £485 £472 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.78% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.36% -22.22%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £51.50 £18.85
England median hourly rate £18.95 £20.71 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.50% +8.97% -17.39%

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 September 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 September 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 0 34 £540 -1.82% 29
Coventry +4 30 £600 +41.18% 1
Shropshire -34 8 £595 +63.01% 2
Warwickshire -2 7 £550 +33.33% 1
Staffordshire - 4 - - 1
Herefordshire - 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 (78.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (69.66%) IaaS
3 55 (61.80%) SaaS
4 45 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (44.94%) Microsoft
6 37 (41.57%) Windows
6 37 (41.57%) DevOps
7 31 (34.83%) SQL Server
8 30 (33.71%) SQL
9 29 (32.58%) .NET
10 24 (26.97%) C#
11 23 (25.84%) PowerShell
12 22 (24.72%) Windows Server
13 21 (23.60%) Public Cloud
13 21 (23.60%) JSON
14 20 (22.47%) Active Directory
15 19 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (20.22%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (19.10%) Cybersecurity
18 15 (16.85%) Office 365
18 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
18 15 (16.85%) Migration
19 14 (15.73%) T-SQL
19 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
19 14 (15.73%) Cloud Computing
19 14 (15.73%) WSUS
19 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2012
20 13 (14.61%) Scrum
21 12 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
22 10 (11.24%) Visual Studio Team System

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 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.37%) Confluence
2 3 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.37%) JBoss
2 3 (3.37%) Mule
2 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 70 (78.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (69.66%) IaaS
3 55 (61.80%) SaaS
4 19 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (16.85%) Office 365
6 14 (15.73%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (6.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (5.62%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (4.49%) GitHub
9 4 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (4.49%) OneDrive
10 3 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (3.37%) Azure Functions
10 3 (3.37%) Serverless
11 2 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (1.12%) Force.com
12 1 (1.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.49%) Network Security
2 4 (4.49%) VoIP
3 3 (3.37%) HTTP
3 3 (3.37%) SSL
4 2 (2.25%) Firewall
5 1 (1.12%) Internet
5 1 (1.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (34.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.99%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.25%) Power BI
5 2 (2.25%) QlikView
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.12%) Big Data
6 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
3 10 (11.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.74%) Maven
6 4 (4.49%) GitLab
6 4 (4.49%) JIRA
7 3 (3.37%) Ant
7 3 (3.37%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.37%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.37%) JUnit
7 3 (3.37%) Selenium
7 3 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.37%) Subversion
7 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.25%) MSI
8 2 (2.25%) WiX
9 1 (1.12%) MSTest
General
1 7 (7.87%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Aerospace
2 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (35.96%) Architect
2 24 (26.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (14.61%) Azure Engineer
4 12 (13.48%) Azure DevOps
4 12 (13.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 12 (13.48%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (12.36%) Azure Architect
6 10 (11.24%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (11.24%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 10 (11.24%) Security Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) Developer
8 8 (8.99%) Technical Architect
9 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (6.74%) Security Architect
9 6 (6.74%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (6.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (5.62%) Java Architect
11 4 (4.49%) Lead Architect
11 4 (4.49%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (32.58%) .NET
2 21 (23.60%) JSON
3 10 (11.24%) Web Services
4 9 (10.11%) REST
4 9 (10.11%) SOAP
5 8 (8.99%) .NET Framework
5 8 (8.99%) OAuth
6 6 (6.74%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (6.74%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (6.74%) Java EE
6 6 (6.74%) jQuery
6 6 (6.74%) Spring
6 6 (6.74%) WCF
6 6 (6.74%) XML
7 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.62%) CSS
7 5 (5.62%) HTML
7 5 (5.62%) OAuth2
7 5 (5.62%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.60%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.62%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.62%) PKI
2 5 (5.62%) User Experience
3 4 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.37%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 37 (41.57%) Windows
2 22 (24.72%) Windows Server
3 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.37%) AIX
4 3 (3.37%) HPUX
4 3 (3.37%) Linux
4 3 (3.37%) Solaris
4 3 (3.37%) Unix
5 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (41.57%) DevOps
3 17 (19.10%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (16.85%) Migration
5 13 (14.61%) Scrum
6 12 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.24%) Test Automation
8 9 (10.11%) Kanban
9 8 (8.99%) ERP
9 8 (8.99%) Identity Management
9 8 (8.99%) SDLC
10 7 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (7.87%) Data Modelling
10 7 (7.87%) Microservices
10 7 (7.87%) Security Architecture
11 6 (6.74%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (6.74%) Information Security
11 6 (6.74%) ITIL
12 5 (5.62%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (5.62%) Privileged Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.71%) SQL
2 24 (26.97%) C#
3 23 (25.84%) PowerShell
4 14 (15.73%) T-SQL
5 9 (10.11%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.87%) Java
7 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.37%) Groovy
7 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.37%) Python
7 3 (3.37%) XPath
8 1 (1.12%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) Degree
4 5 (5.62%) CEH
4 5 (5.62%) CISM
4 5 (5.62%) CISSP
5 3 (3.37%) BC Cleared
5 3 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.12%) CCIE
6 1 (1.12%) CCNP
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) GDPR
2 4 (4.49%) GCP
System Software
1 20 (22.47%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.49%) Docker
3 4 (4.49%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.12%) vSphere
5 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (15.73%) WSUS
2 8 (8.99%) SCCM
3 6 (6.74%) Ansible
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (6.74%) SCOM
4 3 (3.37%) Kibana
4 3 (3.37%) logstash
4 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.37%) Puppet
4 3 (3.37%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (3.37%) Terraform
5 2 (2.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (44.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.99%) Oracle
2 8 (8.99%) SAP
3 5 (5.62%) VMware
4 3 (3.37%) WSO2
5 2 (2.25%) Capita
5 2 (2.25%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.25%) Tableau
6 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco
6 1 (1.12%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) HP
6 1 (1.12%) Sage
6 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com