Period
to 31 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 31 October 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 165 159
Rank change year-on-year +102 -6 +31
Contract jobs citing PaaS 49 67 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.71% 1.13% 1.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.32% 3.35% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 51 79
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -6.67%
10th Percentile £408 £463 £400
90th Percentile £656 £725 £700
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £52.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £52.00 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 589 2,001 1,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.61% 33.69% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 1,582 1,551
Median daily rate £514 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £316 £345 £338
90th Percentile £638 £651 £663
Central London median daily rate £523 £520 £525
% change year-on-year +0.48% -0.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.02% +0.56%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.55 £23.68
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £18.76
% change year-on-year +36.90% +11.94% -1.26%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the City of London

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in the City of London

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in the City of London over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 38 (77.55%) Azure
2 28 (57.14%) IaaS
3 23 (46.94%) DevOps
4 21 (42.86%) SaaS
5 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
5 19 (38.78%) Terraform
6 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (34.69%) Finance
8 14 (28.57%) SQL
8 14 (28.57%) AWS
9 13 (26.53%) Windows
10 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
10 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
11 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
11 11 (22.45%) Banking
11 11 (22.45%) High Availability
12 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
12 10 (20.41%) Retail
12 10 (20.41%) Clustering
12 10 (20.41%) C#
12 10 (20.41%) Serverless
13 9 (18.37%) Cosmos DB
13 9 (18.37%) Java
13 9 (18.37%) VMware
13 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (16.33%) Multithreading
14 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
14 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2016
15 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (6.12%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.04%) nginx
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (77.55%) Azure
2 28 (57.14%) IaaS
3 21 (42.86%) SaaS
4 14 (28.57%) AWS
5 10 (20.41%) Serverless
6 7 (14.29%) GCP
7 6 (12.24%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (8.16%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (8.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (8.16%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (8.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (8.16%) Azure Functions
8 4 (8.16%) GitHub
9 3 (6.12%) Office 365
10 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (4.08%) Logic Apps
11 1 (2.04%) iPaaS
11 1 (2.04%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (10.20%) Kerberos
2 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.16%) SAN
4 3 (6.12%) Skype
5 1 (2.04%) HTTP
5 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.04%) NAS
5 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) SMTP
5 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.37%) Cosmos DB
3 7 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (10.20%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (10.20%) RDBMS
4 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
5 4 (8.16%) Redis
6 3 (6.12%) Parquet
7 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.04%) MySQL
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.20%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (10.20%) TeamCity
3 4 (8.16%) Subversion
3 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.04%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (2.04%) Serena SBM
5 1 (2.04%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 11 (22.45%) Banking
3 10 (20.41%) Retail
4 5 (10.20%) Public Sector
5 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
5 4 (8.16%) Retail Finance
6 1 (2.04%) International Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) C# Developer
4 6 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Azure Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.12%) AWS Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Azure Architect
7 3 (6.12%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Azure Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Grid Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Grid Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) Kafka
1 7 (14.29%) REST
1 7 (14.29%) Spring
2 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) HTML
2 6 (12.24%) LDAP
3 5 (10.20%) .NET Core
4 4 (8.16%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (8.16%) HTML5
4 4 (8.16%) Lambda Expressions
4 4 (8.16%) React
4 4 (8.16%) Redux
4 4 (8.16%) Spring Boot
5 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.12%) CSS
5 3 (6.12%) Entity Framework
5 3 (6.12%) SignalR
5 3 (6.12%) Task Parallel Library
6 2 (4.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Clustering
2 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (10.20%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) Cloud Native
4 3 (6.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.08%) Replication
6 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.04%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (2.04%) CMDB
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (2.04%) PMI
6 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.16%) Linux
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) DevOps
2 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.45%) High Availability
4 8 (16.33%) Multithreading
5 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
5 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.24%) Microservices
6 6 (12.24%) Migration
6 6 (12.24%) OO
6 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.20%) ITIL
7 5 (10.20%) Security Hardening
8 4 (8.16%) Asset Management
8 4 (8.16%) ITSM
8 4 (8.16%) Multithreaded Programming
8 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.16%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) C#
2 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
3 9 (18.37%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.12%) R
7 1 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) AWS Certification
3 2 (4.08%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CISSP
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) GDPR
1 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.20%) Docker
3 5 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.04%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (38.78%) Terraform
2 7 (14.29%) Ansible
2 7 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 7 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (10.20%) SCCM
4 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (6.12%) Puppet
6 2 (4.08%) WSUS
7 1 (2.04%) Consul
7 1 (2.04%) Control-M
7 1 (2.04%) Icinga
7 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.04%) Nagios
7 1 (2.04%) Netcool
7 1 (2.04%) QRadar
7 1 (2.04%) SCOM
7 1 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) VMware
3 7 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (6.12%) Databricks
4 3 (6.12%) SaltStack
4 3 (6.12%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.12%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.08%) Ivanti
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.08%) Splunk
5 2 (4.08%) Symantec
6 1 (2.04%) BMC
6 1 (2.04%) EMC
6 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.04%) IBM
6 1 (2.04%) Informatica
6 1 (2.04%) McAfee
6 1 (2.04%) Remedy
6 1 (2.04%) Serena