Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 144 145
Rank change year-on-year +33 +1 -15
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 13 50 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 1.08% 1.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.96% 3.75% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 35 32
Median daily rate £650 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% -2.33% +8.33%
10th Percentile £446 £343 £359
90th Percentile £836 £665 £638
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £53.75 £70.00 £30.77
% change year-on-year -23.21% +127.49% -52.66%

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 662 1,332 1,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.36% 28.68% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 778 920
Median daily rate £441 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +6.18% +0.06%
10th Percentile £200 £271 £235
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £468
% change year-on-year - +1.50% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 78
Median hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -7.04% -0.78%
10th Percentile £12.40 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.85 £36.13
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.85% -4.75% +10.00%

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Public Cloud as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Cloud in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Public Cloud in the West Midlands

Public Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Cloud in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +7 5 £788 +75.00%
Worcestershire - 4 - -
Coventry +23 3 £488 -2.50%
Solihull +2 1 - - 3
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 12 (92.31%) Azure
2 9 (69.23%) IaaS
2 9 (69.23%) DevOps
3 8 (61.54%) Terraform
3 8 (61.54%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (61.54%) AWS
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) PaaS
5 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 5 (38.46%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) Network Security
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
6 4 (30.77%) Migration
6 4 (30.77%) Confluence
6 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
6 4 (30.77%) Identity Management
6 4 (30.77%) Workflow
6 4 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 4 (30.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) Windows

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 (30.77%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (92.31%) Azure
2 9 (69.23%) IaaS
3 8 (61.54%) AWS
4 6 (46.15%) PaaS
5 4 (30.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) GCP
7 1 (7.69%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) Kerberos
2 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (7.69%) Charles Proxy
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) ForgeRock Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
1 1 (7.69%) Node.js
1 1 (7.69%) OAuth
1 1 (7.69%) OpenID
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) SAML
1 1 (7.69%) Servlets
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) DevOps
2 8 (61.54%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Identity Management
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 4 (30.77%) Workflow
5 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Change Management
6 1 (7.69%) ETL
6 1 (7.69%) High Availability
6 1 (7.69%) Product Backlog
6 1 (7.69%) Requirements Gathering
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Go
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) AWS Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) OpenAM
2 1 (7.69%) OpenDJ
2 1 (7.69%) OpenIDM
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Terraform
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) AppDynamics
2 1 (7.69%) ForgeRock
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) New Relic
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk
2 1 (7.69%) VMware