Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 112 161
Rank change year-on-year +9 +49 -24
Contract jobs citing PaaS 59 26 81
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.74% 1.07% 1.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.75% 3.27% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 61
10th Percentile £391 £373 £438
25th Percentile £439 £413 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £559 £571 £550
Median % change year-on-year -2.19% +3.86% +4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £603 £625
90th Percentile £691 £664 £688
Central London median daily rate £553 £571 £550
% change year-on-year -3.28% +3.86% +4.76%

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 1,242 796 2,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.59% 32.84% 33.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 617 1,793
10th Percentile £375 £313 £364
25th Percentile £456 £419 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 14
10th Percentile £13.60 £20.36 £15.35
25th Percentile £13.88 £29.07 £18.78
Median hourly rate £22.25 £43.95 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -49.37% +110.14% -4.93%
75th Percentile £28.42 £55.06 £22.89
90th Percentile £41.78 £59.38 £26.70
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £43.95 £21.00
% change year-on-year -49.37% +109.29% +5.00%

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 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in the City of London

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £475 -
PaaS
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 49 (83.05%) Azure
2 31 (52.54%) DevOps
3 30 (50.85%) IaaS
4 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
5 20 (33.90%) SaaS
6 17 (28.81%) AWS
7 16 (27.12%) Python
8 15 (25.42%) Finance
9 13 (22.03%) Migration
9 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (22.03%) PowerShell
9 13 (22.03%) Kubernetes
10 11 (18.64%) Docker
10 11 (18.64%) VMware
11 10 (16.95%) SQL
11 10 (16.95%) Windows
11 10 (16.95%) Terraform
11 10 (16.95%) Social Skills
12 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
12 9 (15.25%) .NET
12 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
12 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (15.25%) Bash Shell
13 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Architecture
13 8 (13.56%) GCP
13 8 (13.56%) Microservices
13 8 (13.56%) Microsoft 365
13 8 (13.56%) CRM
14 7 (11.86%) Linux
14 7 (11.86%) SharePoint

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 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) Confluence
2 3 (5.08%) IIS
3 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (83.05%) Azure
2 30 (50.85%) IaaS
3 20 (33.90%) SaaS
4 17 (28.81%) AWS
5 8 (13.56%) GCP
5 8 (13.56%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (10.17%) Serverless
7 5 (8.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (8.47%) Azure Functions
7 5 (8.47%) iPaaS
8 4 (6.78%) Azure Key Vault
9 3 (5.08%) Azure App Service
9 3 (5.08%) Azure Event Grid
9 3 (5.08%) GitHub
9 3 (5.08%) Power Automate
9 3 (5.08%) Power Platform
10 2 (3.39%) Azure Service Fabric
10 2 (3.39%) Azure Stack
10 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) DNS
1 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) Kerberos
2 3 (5.08%) WAN
3 2 (3.39%) DHCP
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) Network Security
3 2 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.69%) BGP
4 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.69%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 1 (1.69%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) InfiniBand
4 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) Multicast
4 1 (1.69%) OSPF
4 1 (1.69%) SD-WAN
4 1 (1.69%) SSH
4 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Big Data
2 3 (5.08%) Power BI
3 2 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.39%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) Redis
4 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.78%) JIRA
3 3 (5.08%) Subversion
3 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Social Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Law
4 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Billing
5 1 (1.69%) International Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Architect
2 7 (11.86%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Azure Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Developer
4 5 (8.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Integration Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
2 7 (11.86%) Web Services
3 6 (10.17%) React
4 5 (8.47%) RESTful
5 4 (6.78%) LDAP
5 4 (6.78%) REST
6 3 (5.08%) .NET Core
6 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.08%) Middleware
6 3 (5.08%) YAML
7 2 (3.39%) Material-UI
7 2 (3.39%) Node.js
7 2 (3.39%) Redux
7 2 (3.39%) SAML
7 2 (3.39%) Swagger
8 1 (1.69%) JSON
8 1 (1.69%) OAuth
8 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.78%) Replication
3 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.69%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.39%) Solaris
4 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) DevOps
2 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) Migration
3 8 (13.56%) CRM
3 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (13.56%) Microservices
4 7 (11.86%) High Availability
4 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.17%) Security Architecture
5 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.17%) TOGAF
6 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.78%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.78%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.78%) Storage Management
7 4 (6.78%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) Python
2 13 (22.03%) PowerShell
3 10 (16.95%) SQL
4 9 (15.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.47%) C#
6 4 (6.78%) Java
6 4 (6.78%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.69%) Ada
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
8 1 (1.69%) Scala
8 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) CISSP
3 2 (3.39%) APMP
3 2 (3.39%) CISM
3 2 (3.39%) MCSE
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.69%) CCIE
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.69%) SANS
4 1 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) COBIT
1 4 (6.78%) NCSC
2 2 (3.39%) GDPR
2 2 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) NIST
3 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (18.64%) Docker
2 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.39%) NFS
4 2 (3.39%) Veritas File System
4 2 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.69%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.69%) Snort
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.69%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.69%) XenApp
5 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (22.03%) Kubernetes
2 10 (16.95%) Terraform
3 7 (11.86%) Ansible
4 3 (5.08%) Control-M
4 3 (5.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (5.08%) Netcool
4 3 (5.08%) QRadar
4 3 (5.08%) Tivoli
4 3 (5.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.39%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.39%) SCOM
6 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.69%) Suricata
6 1 (1.69%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.64%) VMware
3 7 (11.86%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (8.47%) Citrix
4 5 (8.47%) Google
5 4 (6.78%) IBM
5 4 (6.78%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.08%) BMC
6 3 (5.08%) CyberArk
6 3 (5.08%) EMC
6 3 (5.08%) Oracle
6 3 (5.08%) Qualys
6 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.08%) Splunk
7 2 (3.39%) Cadence
7 2 (3.39%) Databricks
7 2 (3.39%) Dell
7 2 (3.39%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.69%) FireEye
8 1 (1.69%) Zscaler