Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 168 157
Rank change year-on-year +37 -11 +9
Contract jobs citing PaaS 39 118 143
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.03% 1.40% 1.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.15% 4.31% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 86 98
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £425 £413
90th Percentile £753 £694 £654
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -36.36% -

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 1,240 2,738 2,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 32.77% 32.54% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 2,129 1,855
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.84% +1.25% +25.16%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.83 £15.89
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.03 £37.58
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +34.62% -2.24% +39.97%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in Central London

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS in Central London.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in Central London

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in Central London over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 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
City of London +40 33 £495 -10.00% 8
City of Westminster +24 3 £700 +25.45%
West End of London +22 2 £600 -
PaaS
London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 21 (53.85%) Azure
1 21 (53.85%) IaaS
2 19 (48.72%) DevOps
3 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
4 13 (33.33%) SaaS
5 12 (30.77%) Kubernetes
5 12 (30.77%) DNS
5 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (28.21%) Migration
6 11 (28.21%) SQL
6 11 (28.21%) Windows
7 10 (25.64%) AWS
8 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
8 9 (23.08%) Python
9 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
9 8 (20.51%) C#
9 8 (20.51%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (20.51%) Bash Shell
9 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
9 8 (20.51%) Terraform
10 7 (17.95%) Ruby
10 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
10 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure as Code
11 6 (15.38%) Finance
11 6 (15.38%) Web Services
11 6 (15.38%) VMware
11 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 6 (15.38%) PowerShell

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 5 (12.82%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (7.69%) Confluence
2 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (53.85%) Azure
1 21 (53.85%) IaaS
2 13 (33.33%) SaaS
3 10 (25.64%) AWS
4 5 (12.82%) Office 365
5 4 (10.26%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (10.26%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (10.26%) GitHub
5 4 (10.26%) Route 53
6 3 (7.69%) Serverless
7 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (5.13%) Azure Stack
7 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.56%) Apigee
8 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (2.56%) GCP
8 1 (2.56%) NuGet
8 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
8 1 (2.56%) OpenShift
8 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.26%) DHCP
3 4 (10.26%) HTTP
4 3 (7.69%) SSL
5 2 (5.13%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) Skype
5 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) BGP
6 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.56%) OSPF
6 1 (2.56%) SAN
6 1 (2.56%) SMTP
6 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (12.82%) Redis
4 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.13%) MySQL
6 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.56%) Big Data
6 1 (2.56%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.56%) Power BI
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.26%) JIRA
4 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.13%) NUnit
5 2 (5.13%) Selenium
6 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.56%) GitLab
6 1 (2.56%) Maven
6 1 (2.56%) MSI
6 1 (2.56%) Postman
6 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.56%) WiX
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) French Language
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Architect
2 7 (17.95%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Azure Developer
3 5 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Platform Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Azure DevOps
5 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Azure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Web Services
2 5 (12.82%) .NET
3 4 (10.26%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (10.26%) REST
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Core
4 3 (7.69%) Jest
4 3 (7.69%) OAuth
4 3 (7.69%) React
4 3 (7.69%) RESTful
4 3 (7.69%) SOAP
5 2 (5.13%) HTML
5 2 (5.13%) JSON
5 2 (5.13%) Kafka
5 2 (5.13%) Node.js
5 2 (5.13%) OAuth2
5 2 (5.13%) XML
5 2 (5.13%) YAML
6 1 (2.56%) HTML5
6 1 (2.56%) OpenID
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) PKI
1 3 (7.69%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.56%) FMCG
3 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Industry 4.0
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) CentOS
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) DevOps
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Migration
4 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
7 4 (10.26%) Analytics
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (10.26%) High Availability
7 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (10.26%) Kanban
7 4 (10.26%) Microservices
7 4 (10.26%) Project Delivery
7 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.26%) TDD
8 3 (7.69%) API Design
8 3 (7.69%) Data Mapping
8 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) Python
3 8 (20.51%) Bash Shell
3 8 (20.51%) C#
4 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.95%) Ruby
5 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
6 5 (12.82%) Go
7 4 (10.26%) Java
8 3 (7.69%) Perl
9 1 (2.56%) C
9 1 (2.56%) PHP
9 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) Docker
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.56%) UAG
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) Kubernetes
2 8 (20.51%) Terraform
3 6 (15.38%) Ansible
4 4 (10.26%) Prometheus
5 3 (7.69%) SCOM
6 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (5.13%) Puppet
6 2 (5.13%) SCCM
6 2 (5.13%) WSUS
7 1 (2.56%) Istio
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) Atlassian
4 3 (7.69%) Lets Encrypt
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) F5
5 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.56%) ForgeRock
5 1 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) Sybase
5 1 (2.56%) Symantec
5 1 (2.56%) Tableau