Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 177 175
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 17 27 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.46% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 1.67% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
West Midlands median daily rate £538 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.00

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 1372 1612 1397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.51% 27.65% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 975 830
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £393 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +7.53% +4.29%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £204
90th Percentile £530 £541 £518
England median daily rate £450 £429 £425
% change year-on-year +4.77% +1.06% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.24 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.81% -4.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £10.42 £11.29 £10.99
90th Percentile £36.50 £44.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.08
% change year-on-year +7.50% +4.82% +9.03%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 -12 8 £525 -12.50% 4
Warwickshire - 4 £550 - 5
Coventry +12 3 £850 +94.29% 1
Shropshire +17 1 £180 -60.00%
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Public Cloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Public Cloud.

1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (82.35%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (64.71%) Linux
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) Ansible
4 9 (52.94%) ITIL
5 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
5 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
5 8 (47.06%) DevOps
6 7 (41.18%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) VMware
7 6 (35.29%) Business Continuity
7 6 (35.29%) Subversion
7 6 (35.29%) TeamCity
7 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
7 6 (35.29%) JSON
7 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (35.29%) High Availability
7 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Cloud
7 6 (35.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (35.29%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (29.41%) GitLab
8 5 (29.41%) Graylog
8 5 (29.41%) logstash
8 5 (29.41%) Splunk
8 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (29.41%) Google

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 (11.76%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) Jetty
2 1 (5.88%) Mongrel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) nginx
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (82.35%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (35.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (23.53%) SaaS
4 3 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (11.76%) GitHub
5 2 (11.76%) PaaS
6 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (5.88%) Google App Engine
6 1 (5.88%) Office 365
6 1 (5.88%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) ICMP
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.88%) Telnet
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
2 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (35.29%) Subversion
2 6 (35.29%) TeamCity
3 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (29.41%) GitLab
4 4 (23.53%) JMeter
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
5 2 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (5.88%) Ant
6 1 (5.88%) JIRA
6 1 (5.88%) Maven
6 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
6 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (17.65%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) AWS Architect
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Architect
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) JRuby
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Servlets
2 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Cloud
3 5 (29.41%) PKI
4 4 (23.53%) Private Cloud
5 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
6 1 (5.88%) Clustering
6 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Unix
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) CentOS
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Debian
6 1 (5.88%) Fedora
6 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 8 (47.06%) DevOps
2 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
3 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (35.29%) Business Continuity
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 6 (35.29%) High Availability
4 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (23.53%) Release Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Logistics
6 3 (17.65%) Service Management
7 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
7 2 (11.76%) Build Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source
7 2 (11.76%) Workflow
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Go
3 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 3 (17.65%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) GCP
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) KVM
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.88%) VirtualBox
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Xen
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Ansible
2 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (29.41%) Graylog
3 5 (29.41%) logstash
3 5 (29.41%) Nagios
3 5 (29.41%) Tivoli
4 4 (23.53%) Rundeck
5 3 (17.65%) Puppet
5 3 (17.65%) Terraform
6 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (5.88%) Packer
6 1 (5.88%) Salt
6 1 (5.88%) SCCM
6 1 (5.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Google
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) Splunk
4 4 (23.53%) CA
4 4 (23.53%) Micro Focus
4 4 (23.53%) Serena
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
7 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.88%) EMC
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) Perforce
7 1 (5.88%) Rackspace