Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 146 142
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 +71
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 40 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.93% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.01% 3.18% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 22
West Midlands median daily rate £513 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +0.39% +32.82%
10th Percentile £313 £425 £476
90th Percentile £638 £638 £665
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 - £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 1,330 1,508 1,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.74% 29.17% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 892 760
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +0.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £519
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 92 70
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -8.12% +27.78%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.00 £10.14
90th Percentile £48.00 £32.36 £41.40
England median hourly rate £20.63 £22.42 £19.66
% change year-on-year -8.01% +14.04% -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 19 July 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 19 July 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
Coventry -19 12 £400 -15.79%
Birmingham +12 11 £545 -5.22% 11
Solihull - 5 £625 -
Warwickshire +11 3 - - 1
Shropshire +5 3 £531 -15.00% 2
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 25 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (57.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (55.00%) DevOps
4 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 14 (35.00%) Data Centre
6 13 (32.50%) Bash Shell
7 12 (30.00%) Python
7 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 11 (27.50%) Internet
9 10 (25.00%) SQL
9 10 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (22.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (22.50%) PHP
10 9 (22.50%) Service Delivery
10 9 (22.50%) Finance
10 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (20.00%) PaaS
11 8 (20.00%) LAMP
11 8 (20.00%) Firewall
11 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (17.50%) Docker
12 7 (17.50%) Terraform
12 7 (17.50%) Kubernetes
12 7 (17.50%) NIST
12 7 (17.50%) MySQL
12 7 (17.50%) Linux
12 7 (17.50%) Migration
12 7 (17.50%) VMware
12 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio Team System

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 (12.50%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 25 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (57.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (22.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (20.00%) PaaS
5 6 (15.00%) IaaS
5 6 (15.00%) SaaS
6 5 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (12.50%) Amazon S3
6 5 (12.50%) CloudFront
6 5 (12.50%) Route 53
6 5 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (10.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (10.00%) GitHub
8 3 (7.50%) Mimecast
8 3 (7.50%) Office 365
8 3 (7.50%) OneDrive
9 2 (5.00%) Serverless
10 1 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (27.50%) Internet
3 8 (20.00%) Firewall
4 6 (15.00%) DNS
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (10.00%) LAN
5 4 (10.00%) WAN
6 2 (5.00%) SMS
6 2 (5.00%) VPN
7 1 (2.50%) BGP
7 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.50%) MPLS
7 1 (2.50%) OSPF
7 1 (2.50%) SDH
7 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) MySQL
2 5 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.50%) Big Data
3 1 (2.50%) BigQuery
3 1 (2.50%) Flink
3 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.50%) HBase
3 1 (2.50%) Impala
3 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (12.50%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Architect
2 10 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Cloud Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Security Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) AWS Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (7.50%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) LAMP
2 5 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
2 5 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (10.00%) Node.js
3 4 (10.00%) Web Services
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) Apache Beam
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) OAuth
5 1 (2.50%) OAuth2
5 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) CentOS
2 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 3 (7.50%) Android
3 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) DevOps
2 10 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (22.50%) Service Delivery
4 7 (17.50%) Migration
5 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (15.00%) High Availability
5 6 (15.00%) Identity Management
5 6 (15.00%) Microservices
5 6 (15.00%) Security Operations
5 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (12.50%) ITIL
6 5 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 5 (12.50%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) Patch Management
7 4 (10.00%) Software Delivery
8 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 3 (7.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Bash Shell
2 12 (30.00%) Python
3 10 (25.00%) SQL
4 9 (22.50%) PHP
5 2 (5.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) Java
5 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) CCDA
4 1 (2.50%) CCDP
4 1 (2.50%) CCIE
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) NIST
2 4 (10.00%) NCSC
3 3 (7.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Docker
2 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (17.50%) Kubernetes
2 7 (17.50%) Terraform
3 6 (15.00%) Ansible
3 6 (15.00%) Puppet
4 5 (12.50%) HAProxy
5 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (7.50%) AirWatch
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (2.50%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) Forcepoint
5 2 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (5.00%) Veeam
6 1 (2.50%) F5
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) Splunk
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec