Period
to 20 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Cloud in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Cloud over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Public Cloud
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 185 187
Rank change year-on-year +41 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 62 4 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.083% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.17% 0.29% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 3 8
West Midlands median daily rate £494 £590 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.31% +24.21% -
10th Percentile £336 £514 £406
90th Percentile £631 £822 £600
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.00 -

Public Cloud is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,488 1,375 1,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.99% 28.63% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 879 1,075
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -1.28% +7.59%
10th Percentile £245 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £520 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 80 86
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.30 £10.88
90th Percentile £28.25 £34.50 £31.85
England median hourly rate £21.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% - +5.10%

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Public Cloud as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in the West Midlands

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Public Cloud in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Cloud in the West Midlands

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Cloud in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in the West Midlands

Public Cloud
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 Public Cloud 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 +4 21 £463 -45.59% 1
Shropshire - 19 £478 - 1
Warwickshire +16 7 £448 -24.11% 2
Solihull - 7 £650 -
Birmingham 0 4 £483 -3.50% 14
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Public Cloud 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 Public Cloud.

1 53 (85.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (56.45%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
4 29 (46.77%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (46.77%) SaaS
5 21 (33.87%) PaaS
5 21 (33.87%) IaaS
5 21 (33.87%) DevOps
6 20 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (32.26%) C#
7 18 (29.03%) .NET
7 18 (29.03%) Windows
8 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
8 16 (25.81%) Windows Server
9 15 (24.19%) SDLC
9 15 (24.19%) HTML5
9 15 (24.19%) Responsive Web Design
9 15 (24.19%) HTML
9 15 (24.19%) CSS
9 15 (24.19%) Active Directory
9 15 (24.19%) Scrum
9 15 (24.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (24.19%) jQuery
9 15 (24.19%) TDD
9 15 (24.19%) Web Design
9 15 (24.19%) JIRA
10 14 (22.58%) PowerShell
10 14 (22.58%) MVC
10 14 (22.58%) User Experience

Public Cloud
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 (6.45%) Confluence
2 3 (4.84%) CMS
3 2 (3.23%) IIS
3 2 (3.23%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.23%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.61%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.61%) Traefik
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 53 (85.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (56.45%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (46.77%) SaaS
4 21 (33.87%) IaaS
4 21 (33.87%) PaaS
5 9 (14.52%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (12.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (6.45%) GitHub
8 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (3.23%) Office 365
8 2 (3.23%) Slack
8 2 (3.23%) Trello
8 2 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Firewall
1 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) MySQL
3 8 (12.90%) SQLite
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.61%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (24.19%) JIRA
2 15 (24.19%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (19.35%) Visual Studio
4 10 (16.13%) Xcode
5 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
5 9 (14.52%) Jenkins
6 8 (12.90%) Eclipse
7 7 (11.29%) Bitbucket
8 5 (8.06%) Grunt
8 5 (8.06%) gulp
9 4 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (6.45%) Maven
9 4 (6.45%) Subversion
10 2 (3.23%) Ant
10 2 (3.23%) Artifactory
10 2 (3.23%) MSI
10 2 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (4.84%) Automotive
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Architect
2 11 (17.74%) Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Applications Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Mobile Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Cloud Consultant
4 6 (9.68%) Consultant
4 6 (9.68%) Security Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Designer
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.45%) UX Designer
7 3 (4.84%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (4.84%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.03%) .NET
2 15 (24.19%) CSS
2 15 (24.19%) HTML
2 15 (24.19%) HTML5
2 15 (24.19%) jQuery
3 13 (20.97%) JSON
4 11 (17.74%) Web Services
5 10 (16.13%) CSS3
5 10 (16.13%) iOS SDK
5 10 (16.13%) J2EE
5 10 (16.13%) KnockoutJS
5 10 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (16.13%) Zurb Foundation
6 8 (12.90%) Android SDK
6 8 (12.90%) J2ME
6 8 (12.90%) Node.js
7 5 (8.06%) Ajax
7 5 (8.06%) REST
7 5 (8.06%) Semantic HTML
8 3 (4.84%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) User Experience
2 10 (16.13%) Mobile App
3 9 (14.52%) iPhone
4 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
5 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
6 4 (6.45%) Private Cloud
7 3 (4.84%) DataPower
7 3 (4.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (3.23%) Cloud Native
8 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Windows
2 16 (25.81%) Windows Server
3 10 (16.13%) Android
3 10 (16.13%) Apple iOS
4 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.68%) Linux
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (46.77%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (33.87%) DevOps
3 15 (24.19%) Responsive Web Design
3 15 (24.19%) Scrum
3 15 (24.19%) SDLC
3 15 (24.19%) TDD
3 15 (24.19%) Web Design
4 14 (22.58%) MVC
5 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 11 (17.74%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (16.13%) Mobile Development
7 10 (16.13%) SOLID
8 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
8 9 (14.52%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (14.52%) MVVM
8 9 (14.52%) OO
8 9 (14.52%) UX Design
9 8 (12.90%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) C#
2 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.58%) PowerShell
4 12 (19.35%) SQL
5 10 (16.13%) Apple Swift
5 10 (16.13%) Objective-C
6 9 (14.52%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.45%) PHP
8 3 (4.84%) Java
9 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.23%) Python
10 1 (1.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) GDPR
1 4 (6.45%) PMO
2 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (24.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.90%) Docker
3 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) HockeyApp
2 9 (14.52%) WSUS
3 6 (9.68%) SCCM
4 4 (6.45%) Ansible
4 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
4 4 (6.45%) Terraform
5 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.23%) Puppet
6 2 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) Atlassian
3 10 (16.13%) Twitter
3 10 (16.13%) VMware
3 10 (16.13%) Xamarin
4 9 (14.52%) Apple
5 7 (11.29%) Google
6 4 (6.45%) Citrix
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.61%) SAP