Period
to 16 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for PaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PaaS over the 6 months to 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)
London > Central London
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 167 201
Rank change year-on-year -11 +34 +9
Contract jobs citing PaaS 91 137 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.14% 1.52% 0.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.35% 5.56% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 111 52
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £435 £408 £384
90th Percentile £722 £675 £748
London median daily rate £550 £530 £550
% change year-on-year +3.77% -3.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 - £34.36
London median hourly rate £35.00 £59.84 £34.36
% change year-on-year -41.51% +74.14% -27.28%

PaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,720 2,466 1,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 34.07% 27.42% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,158 1,960 1,080
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £345 £325 £306
90th Percentile £668 £675 £635
London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 24
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -26.92%
10th Percentile £17.73 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £51.40 £33.00 £29.77
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £21.40
% change year-on-year -2.27% +2.80% -11.75%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing PaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in Central London

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PaaS in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in Central London

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in Central London over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in Central London

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the Central London region over the 6 months to 16 September 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
City of London -6 69 £550 +4.76% 36
Southwark - 9 £500 -
West End of London +18 7 £550 -2.22% 1
City of Westminster -12 2 £617 +2.75%
Camden +5 1 £450 -20.00%
PaaS
London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS 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 Central London region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 62 (68.13%) IaaS
2 59 (64.84%) Azure
3 44 (48.35%) Microsoft
4 41 (45.05%) DevOps
5 35 (38.46%) SaaS
6 31 (34.07%) PowerShell
7 27 (29.67%) SQL
8 26 (28.57%) AWS
9 25 (27.47%) Finance
10 23 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (25.27%) Windows
11 22 (24.18%) Docker
12 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
13 20 (21.98%) Linux
14 19 (20.88%) Kubernetes
15 18 (19.78%) Microservices
15 18 (19.78%) .NET
15 18 (19.78%) Python
16 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
17 14 (15.38%) Migration
17 14 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (15.38%) Infrastructure as Code
18 13 (14.29%) Terraform
18 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
18 13 (14.29%) Web Services
18 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
19 12 (13.19%) Bash Shell
19 12 (13.19%) C#
19 12 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
19 12 (13.19%) Azure Active Directory

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.49%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.40%) CMS
3 4 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.40%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.20%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.10%) Confluence
5 1 (1.10%) Ethereum
5 1 (1.10%) Hyperledger
5 1 (1.10%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle FAH
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle iProcurement
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.10%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.10%) R3 Corda
2 1 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 62 (68.13%) IaaS
2 59 (64.84%) Azure
3 35 (38.46%) SaaS
4 26 (28.57%) AWS
5 12 (13.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (10.99%) Office 365
7 7 (7.69%) GCP
8 6 (6.59%) Power Platform
9 5 (5.49%) Serverless
10 4 (4.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (3.30%) Datadog
12 2 (2.20%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (2.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (2.20%) GitHub
12 2 (2.20%) npm
12 2 (2.20%) OneDrive
12 2 (2.20%) Slack
12 2 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Firewall
1 6 (6.59%) VPN
2 5 (5.49%) Network Security
3 3 (3.30%) VLAN
4 2 (2.20%) DHCP
4 2 (2.20%) DNS
4 2 (2.20%) Internet
4 2 (2.20%) SAN
4 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.10%) AMQP
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.10%) HTTP
5 1 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.10%) NAS
5 1 (1.10%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 1 (1.10%) Skype
5 1 (1.10%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.99%) Azure SQL Database
2 10 (10.99%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (9.89%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.59%) Power BI
5 5 (5.49%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.49%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (4.40%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.40%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.30%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (3.30%) Big Data
7 3 (3.30%) Data Lake
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (3.30%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.79%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (6.59%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.40%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.30%) JIRA
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.20%) Grunt
7 2 (2.20%) gulp
7 2 (2.20%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (2.20%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.20%) NUnit
8 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.10%) MSI
8 1 (1.10%) WiX
General
1 25 (27.47%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Marketing
3 5 (5.49%) Retail
4 4 (4.40%) Legal
5 3 (3.30%) Law
6 2 (2.20%) Environmental Health
6 2 (2.20%) International Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.10%) Games
7 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Architect
2 18 (19.78%) Azure Engineer
3 17 (18.68%) Developer
3 17 (18.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) Azure DevOps
5 10 (10.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Azure Architect
7 7 (7.69%) Consultant
7 7 (7.69%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (6.59%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Security Architect
9 5 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.49%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.40%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (3.30%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.78%) .NET
2 13 (14.29%) Web Services
3 10 (10.99%) .NET Core
4 7 (7.69%) CSS
5 6 (6.59%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.59%) HTML
5 6 (6.59%) Kafka
6 5 (5.49%) .NET Framework
6 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.49%) JSON
6 5 (5.49%) RESTful
7 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.40%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (4.40%) Entity Framework
7 4 (4.40%) HTML5
7 4 (4.40%) Spring Boot
8 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.30%) Redux
8 3 (3.30%) SOAP
8 3 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.59%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (4.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) PKI
5 3 (3.30%) Replication
5 3 (3.30%) User Experience
6 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.20%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.10%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.10%) Clustering
7 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) Windows
2 20 (21.98%) Linux
3 9 (9.89%) Unix
3 9 (9.89%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.40%) VMS
5 3 (3.30%) Solaris
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (45.05%) DevOps
2 23 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (19.78%) Microservices
4 14 (15.38%) Infrastructure as Code
4 14 (15.38%) Migration
4 14 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (9.89%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (8.79%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.69%) High Availability
11 6 (6.59%) ETL
11 6 (6.59%) Information Security
11 6 (6.59%) Security Architecture
11 6 (6.59%) TDD
12 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
12 5 (5.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.07%) PowerShell
2 27 (29.67%) SQL
3 18 (19.78%) Python
4 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.19%) Bash Shell
5 12 (13.19%) C#
6 9 (9.89%) Java
7 3 (3.30%) Go
7 3 (3.30%) Java 8
7 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.30%) Ruby
7 3 (3.30%) Scala
7 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.30%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.20%) Clojure
8 2 (2.20%) Perl
9 1 (1.10%) C++
9 1 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Degree
2 5 (5.49%) CISSP
2 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.20%) CISA
5 2 (2.20%) CISM
5 2 (2.20%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) GDPR
2 2 (2.20%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (24.18%) Docker
2 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (20.88%) Kubernetes
2 13 (14.29%) Terraform
3 9 (9.89%) Ansible
4 6 (6.59%) SCCM
5 5 (5.49%) SCOM
6 4 (4.40%) CASB
6 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (4.40%) Puppet
7 3 (3.30%) Kibana
7 3 (3.30%) logstash
7 3 (3.30%) Marathon
7 3 (3.30%) Mesos
8 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.10%) Consul
9 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (1.10%) SCSM
9 1 (1.10%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (48.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) Google
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle
3 5 (5.49%) Splunk
4 4 (4.40%) Sybase
5 3 (3.30%) Tableau
5 3 (3.30%) VMware
6 2 (2.20%) Citrix
6 2 (2.20%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.20%) New Relic
6 2 (2.20%) SAP
6 2 (2.20%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.10%) Apple
7 1 (1.10%) Ariba
7 1 (1.10%) Concur
7 1 (1.10%) Darktrace
7 1 (1.10%) Juniper
7 1 (1.10%) NetApp
7 1 (1.10%) Symantec
7 1 (1.10%) Zscaler