Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 157 162
Rank change year-on-year +29 +5 -10
Contract jobs citing PaaS 55 96 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.31% 1.42% 1.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.22% 4.66% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 69 72
Median daily rate £600 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £376 £411 £340
90th Percentile £675 £677 £624
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 1,304 2,060 1,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.07% 30.54% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,011 1,612 1,346
Median daily rate £515 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 17
Median hourly rate £30.72 £19.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.63% -4.38% -5.46%
10th Percentile £18.68 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.88 £23.65 £50.35
Median hourly rate £26.44 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +39.16% -5.00% -5.46%

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 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 37 (67.27%) Azure
2 36 (65.45%) IaaS
3 27 (49.09%) DevOps
4 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
5 19 (34.55%) Migration
5 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (30.91%) Windows
7 15 (27.27%) SQL
7 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 15 (27.27%) Kubernetes
7 15 (27.27%) SaaS
8 12 (21.82%) DNS
9 11 (20.00%) C#
9 11 (20.00%) VMware
9 11 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (18.18%) AWS
10 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 10 (18.18%) Ansible
11 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
12 8 (14.55%) .NET
12 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (14.55%) TDD
12 8 (14.55%) Scrum
12 8 (14.55%) Office 365
12 8 (14.55%) Terraform
13 7 (12.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
13 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
13 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (12.73%) Ruby

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 6 (10.91%) Confluence
2 5 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (67.27%) Azure
2 36 (65.45%) IaaS
3 15 (27.27%) SaaS
4 10 (18.18%) AWS
5 8 (14.55%) Office 365
6 7 (12.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (9.09%) Azure Stack
8 3 (5.45%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (5.45%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (5.45%) GCP
8 3 (5.45%) GitHub
8 3 (5.45%) Serverless
9 2 (3.64%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (3.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (3.64%) Route 53
10 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.82%) AWS Step Functions
10 1 (1.82%) Azure Functions
10 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) DNS
2 7 (12.73%) DHCP
3 3 (5.45%) Firewall
3 3 (5.45%) HTTP
4 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (3.64%) MPLS
4 2 (3.64%) Skype
4 2 (3.64%) SSL
4 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.64%) VoIP
5 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.82%) NAS
5 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.82%) SAN
5 1 (1.82%) SMTP
5 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (10.91%) Redis
4 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.45%) MySQL
6 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.82%) Big Data
7 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.91%) JIRA
3 5 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 3 (5.45%) NUnit
4 3 (5.45%) Selenium
5 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.82%) GitLab
6 1 (1.82%) Maven
6 1 (1.82%) MSI
6 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.82%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.82%) WiX
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) French Language
5 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Azure Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Developer
2 9 (16.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Architect
3 8 (14.55%) Azure DevOps
4 7 (12.73%) Data Centre Manager
4 7 (12.73%) Data Migration Manager
4 7 (12.73%) Migration Manager
4 7 (12.73%) Programme Manager
5 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Azure Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) .NET Developer - Fintech
7 3 (5.45%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.45%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) Web Services
3 5 (9.09%) RESTful
3 5 (9.09%) YAML
4 4 (7.27%) OAuth
4 4 (7.27%) OAuth2
5 3 (5.45%) Apollo GraphQL
5 3 (5.45%) GraphQL
5 3 (5.45%) gRPC
5 3 (5.45%) Jest
5 3 (5.45%) Redux
5 3 (5.45%) REST
5 3 (5.45%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (5.45%) RxJS
6 2 (3.64%) .NET Core
6 2 (3.64%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.64%) React
7 1 (1.82%) EDI
7 1 (1.82%) Kafka
7 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) PKI
2 3 (5.45%) User Experience
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (7.27%) Linux
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.64%) CentOS
7 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) DevOps
2 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) Migration
3 8 (14.55%) Scrum
3 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (14.55%) TDD
4 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
5 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (10.91%) Kanban
6 5 (9.09%) Analytics
6 5 (9.09%) API Design
6 5 (9.09%) Data Mapping
6 5 (9.09%) Fintech
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (9.09%) Microservices
7 4 (7.27%) Project Delivery
7 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.45%) Architectural Design
8 3 (5.45%) Critical Thinking
8 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) C#
3 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.73%) Python
3 7 (12.73%) Ruby
4 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.45%) Go
6 3 (5.45%) Java
7 2 (3.64%) Perl
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) Scala
8 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) MCSA
3 1 (1.82%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) Docker
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.09%) vSphere
3 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.82%) UAG
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 10 (18.18%) Ansible
3 8 (14.55%) Terraform
4 3 (5.45%) SCCM
4 3 (5.45%) SCOM
5 2 (3.64%) MIIS
5 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.64%) Prometheus
5 2 (3.64%) Puppet
5 2 (3.64%) WSUS
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.00%) VMware
3 6 (10.91%) Atlassian
4 4 (7.27%) Citrix
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco
6 2 (3.64%) Lets Encrypt
7 1 (1.82%) F5
7 1 (1.82%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.82%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.82%) Google
7 1 (1.82%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle
7 1 (1.82%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Splunk
7 1 (1.82%) Sybase
7 1 (1.82%) Symantec