Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 152 201
Rank change year-on-year -4 +49 -29
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 51 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.99% 0.55% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.46% 1.92% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 6
West Midlands median daily rate £453 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.45% +5.26% +53.23%
10th Percentile £364 £484 £394
90th Percentile £631 £674 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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 1,475 1,303 1,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.73% 28.82% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 794 1,046
West Midlands median daily rate £408 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.16% - +10.05%
10th Percentile £235 £222 £214
90th Percentile £550 £500 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 81 70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.41 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +9.37% -13.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.15 £10.75
90th Percentile £28.25 £37.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% - +11.11%

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 September 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 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
Coventry +3 21 £450 -8.86% 1
Shropshire -32 15 £441 -11.12% 4
Warwickshire +7 5 £445 -24.58% 1
Birmingham -16 3 £570 +3.64% 22
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 46 (90.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (68.63%) Microsoft
3 28 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (52.94%) SaaS
5 25 (49.02%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (45.10%) C#
7 21 (41.18%) .NET
7 21 (41.18%) PaaS
7 21 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (41.18%) DevOps
8 20 (39.22%) IaaS
9 17 (33.33%) Windows
10 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
11 15 (29.41%) Visual Studio
11 15 (29.41%) SQL
11 15 (29.41%) PowerShell
11 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
12 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (27.45%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (27.45%) WSUS
12 14 (27.45%) T-SQL
12 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
12 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
13 13 (25.49%) HTML
13 13 (25.49%) CSS
13 13 (25.49%) TDD
13 13 (25.49%) Scrum
13 13 (25.49%) Web Design
13 13 (25.49%) jQuery

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 2 (3.92%) CMS
1 2 (3.92%) Confluence
1 2 (3.92%) OpenStack
1 2 (3.92%) Sitefinity
2 1 (1.96%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 46 (90.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (52.94%) SaaS
3 25 (49.02%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (41.18%) PaaS
5 20 (39.22%) IaaS
6 14 (27.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (3.92%) GitHub
7 2 (3.92%) Slack
7 2 (3.92%) Trello
8 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) MySQL
3 7 (13.73%) SQLite
4 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.96%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.96%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (29.41%) Visual Studio
3 9 (17.65%) JIRA
4 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (15.69%) Xcode
5 7 (13.73%) Eclipse
5 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
6 5 (9.80%) Bitbucket
6 5 (9.80%) Grunt
6 5 (9.80%) gulp
7 2 (3.92%) Artifactory
7 2 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.92%) Maven
7 2 (3.92%) MSBuild
7 2 (3.92%) MSI
7 2 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (3.92%) Subversion
7 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (1.96%) Automotive
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Architect
2 10 (19.61%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Security Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Applications Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Mobile Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Azure DevOps
5 4 (7.84%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Designer
5 4 (7.84%) UX Designer
6 3 (5.88%) Azure Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Cloud Specialist
6 3 (5.88%) Head of Architecture
6 3 (5.88%) Head of Digital
6 3 (5.88%) Migration Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (41.18%) .NET
2 13 (25.49%) CSS
2 13 (25.49%) HTML
2 13 (25.49%) HTML5
2 13 (25.49%) jQuery
3 11 (21.57%) JSON
4 8 (15.69%) CSS3
4 8 (15.69%) iOS SDK
4 8 (15.69%) KnockoutJS
4 8 (15.69%) Node.js
4 8 (15.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (15.69%) Zurb Foundation
5 7 (13.73%) Android SDK
5 7 (13.73%) J2EE
5 7 (13.73%) J2ME
5 7 (13.73%) Web Services
6 5 (9.80%) Ajax
6 5 (9.80%) REST
6 5 (9.80%) Semantic HTML
7 2 (3.92%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) User Experience
2 8 (15.69%) Mobile App
3 7 (13.73%) iPhone
4 3 (5.88%) DataPower
4 3 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Windows
2 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (15.69%) Android
4 8 (15.69%) Apple iOS
5 6 (11.76%) Linux
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (41.18%) DevOps
3 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (25.49%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (25.49%) Scrum
4 13 (25.49%) TDD
4 13 (25.49%) Web Design
5 12 (23.53%) MVC
6 11 (21.57%) SDLC
6 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
7 10 (19.61%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
9 8 (15.69%) Mobile Development
9 8 (15.69%) SOLID
10 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (13.73%) Migration
10 7 (13.73%) MVVM
10 7 (13.73%) OO
10 7 (13.73%) UX Design
11 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) C#
2 15 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 15 (29.41%) SQL
3 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
3 14 (27.45%) T-SQL
4 8 (15.69%) Apple Swift
4 8 (15.69%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.92%) PHP
5 2 (3.92%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) Go
6 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) BC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) GDPR
2 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) Docker
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (27.45%) WSUS
2 8 (15.69%) HockeyApp
3 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.92%) Ansible
4 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (68.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Twitter
2 8 (15.69%) Xamarin
3 7 (13.73%) Apple
3 7 (13.73%) Atlassian
4 6 (11.76%) VMware
5 5 (9.80%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) HP
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) SAP