Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 158 168
Rank change year-on-year +35 +10 +15
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 77 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.54% 0.73% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.32% 2.42% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 21 9
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £550 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +12.24% -
10th Percentile £313 £353 £398
90th Percentile £675 £638 £600
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
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 1,447 1,444 1,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.85% 30.18% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 944 893
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £268 £213 £213
90th Percentile £565 £544 £540
England median daily rate £475 £455 £435
% change year-on-year +4.40% +4.60% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 71 74
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £22.00 £19.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +15.21% +9.11%
10th Percentile £11.92 £11.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £36.25 £43.75 £43.38
England median hourly rate £20.69 £21.50 £19.66
% change year-on-year -3.77% +9.36% -1.70%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 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
Shropshire -28 24 £478 -23.52% 2
Birmingham +18 15 £425 -22.73% 15
Coventry -1 14 £463 -31.48% 2
Solihull - 12 £650 -
Warwickshire +6 8 £525 +10.53% 1
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 58 (75.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (70.13%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (44.16%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (40.26%) SaaS
5 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
6 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (27.27%) PaaS
8 20 (25.97%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (25.97%) DevOps
9 18 (23.38%) IaaS
10 17 (22.08%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (20.78%) Data Centre
11 16 (20.78%) Jenkins
12 15 (19.48%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (18.18%) VMware
13 14 (18.18%) Identity Management
13 14 (18.18%) JIRA
14 13 (16.88%) Web Services
15 12 (15.58%) SDLC
15 12 (15.58%) Apple iOS
15 12 (15.58%) Android
15 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
16 11 (14.29%) Docker
16 11 (14.29%) ITIL
16 11 (14.29%) Atlassian
16 11 (14.29%) Scrum
16 11 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 10 (12.99%) Xcode
17 10 (12.99%) Objective-C

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 5 (6.49%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.90%) Confluence
2 3 (3.90%) IIS
3 2 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.60%) Traefik
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 58 (75.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (70.13%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (40.26%) SaaS
4 21 (27.27%) PaaS
5 18 (23.38%) IaaS
6 17 (22.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (6.49%) GitHub
7 5 (6.49%) Office 365
8 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) DNS
2 3 (3.90%) Cisco Firepower
2 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 3 (3.90%) LAN
2 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.90%) WAN
3 2 (2.60%) Internet
3 2 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.60%) SMS
3 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.30%) BGP
4 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.30%) MPLS
4 1 (1.30%) OSPF
4 1 (1.30%) PABX
4 1 (1.30%) SDH
4 1 (1.30%) Skype
4 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
4 1 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) MySQL
1 8 (10.39%) SQLite
2 6 (7.79%) RDBMS
2 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (25.97%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (20.78%) Jenkins
3 14 (18.18%) JIRA
4 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (12.99%) Xcode
6 8 (10.39%) Eclipse
7 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.90%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.60%) Ant
9 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.60%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.60%) Maven
9 2 (2.60%) Subversion
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Automotive
3 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Architect
2 11 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Cloud Architect
3 10 (12.99%) Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Applications Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Mobile Developer
5 8 (10.39%) Azure Architect
5 8 (10.39%) Consultant
5 8 (10.39%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (9.09%) AWS Architect
6 7 (9.09%) Cloud Consultant
6 7 (9.09%) Security Consultant
7 6 (7.79%) Data Architect
7 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Office 365 Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) SCCM Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Network Architect
10 3 (3.90%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) Web Services
2 10 (12.99%) CSS
2 10 (12.99%) CSS3
2 10 (12.99%) HTML
2 10 (12.99%) HTML5
2 10 (12.99%) iOS SDK
2 10 (12.99%) J2EE
2 10 (12.99%) jQuery
2 10 (12.99%) JSON
2 10 (12.99%) KnockoutJS
2 10 (12.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 10 (12.99%) Zurb Foundation
3 8 (10.39%) Android SDK
3 8 (10.39%) J2ME
4 7 (9.09%) Middleware
5 4 (5.19%) .NET
6 2 (2.60%) LAMP
6 2 (2.60%) Node.js
7 1 (1.30%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.99%) Hybrid Cloud
2 10 (12.99%) Mobile App
3 9 (11.69%) iPhone
3 9 (11.69%) User Experience
4 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.49%) Private Cloud
6 4 (5.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (5.19%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.90%) Cloud Native
7 3 (3.90%) DataPower
7 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Android
1 12 (15.58%) Apple iOS
2 10 (12.99%) Windows
3 8 (10.39%) Linux
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.79%) Solaris
5 5 (6.49%) AIX
6 4 (5.19%) Unix
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.16%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.97%) DevOps
4 15 (19.48%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (18.18%) Identity Management
6 12 (15.58%) SDLC
7 11 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (14.29%) ITIL
7 11 (14.29%) Scrum
7 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 10 (12.99%) Mobile Development
8 10 (12.99%) Project Management
8 10 (12.99%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (12.99%) Service Delivery
8 10 (12.99%) SOLID
8 10 (12.99%) TDD
8 10 (12.99%) Web Design
9 9 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (11.69%) MVVM
9 9 (11.69%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) Apple Swift
1 10 (12.99%) C#
1 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
1 10 (12.99%) Objective-C
2 7 (9.09%) Java
3 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.79%) SQL
4 5 (6.49%) PHP
5 3 (3.90%) Python
6 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.30%) Groovy
7 1 (1.30%) Ruby
7 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) CCDA
4 1 (1.30%) CCDP
4 1 (1.30%) CCIE
4 1 (1.30%) CCNA
4 1 (1.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) GDPR
1 4 (5.19%) PMO
2 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) Docker
2 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) HockeyApp
2 9 (11.69%) Kubernetes
2 9 (11.69%) SCCM
2 9 (11.69%) Terraform
3 7 (9.09%) Ansible
4 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.79%) Puppet
5 5 (6.49%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.60%) Kibana
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.18%) VMware
3 11 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 10 (12.99%) Twitter
4 10 (12.99%) Xamarin
5 9 (11.69%) Apple
6 6 (7.79%) Oracle
7 5 (6.49%) Citrix
7 5 (6.49%) Google
7 5 (6.49%) IBM
8 4 (5.19%) Cisco
8 4 (5.19%) Fujitsu