Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 124 160
Rank change year-on-year +51 +36 +31
Contract jobs citing PaaS 54 70 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.57% 1.43% 1.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.85% 4.42% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 71
Median daily rate £575 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £413 £415 £400
90th Percentile £700 £675 £685
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.23% +7.60%
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 688 1,584 1,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.76% 32.45% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 1,260 1,497
Median daily rate £525 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% -0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £313
90th Percentile £650 £669 £665
Central London median daily rate £513 £518 £525
% change year-on-year -0.97% -1.43% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 13
Median hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +17.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £20.25 £18.71 £12.25
90th Percentile £22.25 £23.72 £23.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year +9.76% +13.10% +0.69%

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 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 40 (74.07%) Azure
2 33 (61.11%) IaaS
3 24 (44.44%) DevOps
3 24 (44.44%) Terraform
4 23 (42.59%) SaaS
5 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
6 20 (37.04%) AWS
7 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (27.78%) Finance
9 14 (25.93%) Java
9 14 (25.93%) Serverless
10 12 (22.22%) SQL
10 12 (22.22%) High Availability
11 11 (20.37%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (20.37%) C#
11 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
11 11 (20.37%) Windows
11 11 (20.37%) Banking
11 11 (20.37%) Multithreading
12 10 (18.52%) Retail
12 10 (18.52%) Spring
12 10 (18.52%) Ansible
13 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
13 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
13 9 (16.67%) Data Centre
13 9 (16.67%) Clustering
13 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
14 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
14 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
14 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared

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 (5.56%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.85%) nginx
2 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (74.07%) Azure
2 33 (61.11%) IaaS
3 23 (42.59%) SaaS
4 20 (37.04%) AWS
5 14 (25.93%) Serverless
6 7 (12.96%) GCP
7 6 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (9.26%) Azure Functions
9 4 (7.41%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (7.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (7.41%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (5.56%) GitHub
10 3 (5.56%) Office 365
11 1 (1.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (1.85%) iPaaS
11 1 (1.85%) Logic Apps
11 1 (1.85%) OpenShift
11 1 (1.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) DNS
2 4 (7.41%) Kerberos
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.56%) Skype
4 2 (3.70%) Network Security
4 2 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (1.85%) HTTP
5 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.85%) NAS
5 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.85%) SMTP
5 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (9.26%) Cosmos DB
3 5 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (9.26%) RDBMS
3 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) Redis
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (7.41%) Bitbucket
3 4 (7.41%) TeamCity
3 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.56%) Subversion
5 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.85%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.85%) GitLab
6 1 (1.85%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (27.78%) Finance
2 11 (20.37%) Banking
3 10 (18.52%) Retail
4 6 (11.11%) Public Sector
5 4 (7.41%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.41%) Retail Finance
6 3 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Architect
2 12 (22.22%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Azure Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Data Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Applications Architect
9 2 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Integration Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) Spring
2 7 (12.96%) HTML
3 6 (11.11%) Kafka
3 6 (11.11%) REST
4 5 (9.26%) LDAP
5 4 (7.41%) .NET
5 4 (7.41%) CSS
5 4 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (7.41%) HTML5
5 4 (7.41%) Lambda Expressions
5 4 (7.41%) Redux
5 4 (7.41%) Spring Boot
5 4 (7.41%) Task Parallel Library
6 3 (5.56%) React
7 2 (3.70%) JSON
7 2 (3.70%) Middleware
7 2 (3.70%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (3.70%) WCF
7 2 (3.70%) Web Services
7 2 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Clustering
1 9 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Cloud Native
2 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) CMDB
4 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) PMI
4 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (7.41%) Linux
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.85%) Unix
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) DevOps
2 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.22%) High Availability
4 11 (20.37%) Multithreading
5 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure as Code
5 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
6 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.11%) TDD
8 5 (9.26%) ITIL
8 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (7.41%) Microservices
9 4 (7.41%) Migration
9 4 (7.41%) OO
9 4 (7.41%) Open Source
9 4 (7.41%) Scalability Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Service Management
9 4 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) Java
2 12 (22.22%) SQL
3 11 (20.37%) C#
4 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.56%) Python
6 3 (5.56%) Ruby
7 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.70%) Go
7 2 (3.70%) Scala
7 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.70%) MCSE
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) CISSP
4 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) Docker
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.85%) UAG
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (44.44%) Terraform
2 11 (20.37%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (18.52%) Ansible
4 8 (14.81%) Kubernetes
5 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (5.56%) Puppet
6 3 (5.56%) SCCM
7 1 (1.85%) CASB
7 1 (1.85%) Consul
7 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle
2 6 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.56%) SaltStack
4 2 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.85%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.85%) F5
5 1 (1.85%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) Informatica
5 1 (1.85%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.85%) Remedy
5 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.85%) Splunk
5 1 (1.85%) Symantec
5 1 (1.85%) VirtaMove