Period
to 19 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 19 April 2019 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 186 223
Rank change year-on-year +58 +37 +172
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,738 1,326 1,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.99% 1.43% 1.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.44% 7.12% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,213 848 684
England median daily rate £530 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £375 £342
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% -57.50%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% -57.50%

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 23,374 18,620 11,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 26.70% 20.10% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,201 12,815 8,095
England median daily rate £500 £480 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.92% +1.67%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £286
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 236 144
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.07% -6.89%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £50.25 £51.05
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +11.11% -14.29%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PaaS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the England region over the 6 months to 19 April 2019. 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 +51 826 £550 - 63
South East +57 464 £525 +5.00% 18
North of England -8 173 £535 +12.63% 19
Midlands +38 167 £500 - 25
West Midlands +50 128 £500 -0.50% 25
South West -11 79 £525 - 5
Yorkshire +20 75 £550 +29.41% 7
North West -32 68 £550 +10.00% 11
East Midlands -2 34 £450 -10.00%
North East -4 30 £475 +18.75% 1
East of England +3 26 £488 -11.36% 10
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 1,217 (70.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 984 (56.62%) IaaS
3 755 (43.44%) DevOps
4 689 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
5 549 (31.59%) Microsoft
6 532 (30.61%) SaaS
7 491 (28.25%) Amazon AWS
8 441 (25.37%) SQL
9 390 (22.44%) PowerShell
10 303 (17.43%) Windows
11 287 (16.51%) Docker
12 285 (16.40%) Jenkins
13 267 (15.36%) Microservices
14 263 (15.13%) Git (software)
15 249 (14.33%) Python
15 249 (14.33%) Java
16 247 (14.21%) Linux
17 246 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
18 236 (13.58%) .NET
19 227 (13.06%) C#
20 224 (12.89%) Visual Studio Team System
21 221 (12.72%) Finance
22 217 (12.49%) Active Directory
23 215 (12.37%) SQL Server
24 214 (12.31%) Ansible
25 209 (12.03%) Kubernetes
26 201 (11.57%) Security Cleared
27 200 (11.51%) Migration
28 188 (10.82%) Terraform
29 182 (10.47%) JavaScript

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 124 (7.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 68 (3.91%) nginx
3 63 (3.62%) OpenStack
4 45 (2.59%) SharePoint
5 44 (2.53%) Apache Spark
6 39 (2.24%) Skype for Business
7 35 (2.01%) IIS
8 30 (1.73%) Confluence
9 29 (1.67%) CMS
10 27 (1.55%) Apache
10 27 (1.55%) Tomcat
11 26 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (1.44%) WebSphere
13 18 (1.04%) NServiceBus
14 17 (0.98%) JBoss
15 16 (0.92%) Jupyter
16 14 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 12 (0.69%) Umbraco
18 12 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.27%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.058%) Blender
5 1 (0.058%) Maya
5 1 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.058%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 37 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.058%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1,217 (70.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 984 (56.62%) IaaS
3 532 (30.61%) SaaS
4 491 (28.25%) Amazon AWS
5 131 (7.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 126 (7.25%) Office 365
7 123 (7.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 112 (6.44%) Serverless
9 100 (5.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 74 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 69 (3.97%) OpenShift
12 67 (3.86%) Azure Data Factory
13 59 (3.39%) Azure Functions
14 54 (3.11%) GitHub
15 51 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
15 51 (2.93%) npm
16 34 (1.96%) Boomi
17 31 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
18 30 (1.73%) Amazon S3
19 25 (1.44%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 150 (8.63%) Firewall
2 94 (5.41%) DNS
3 88 (5.06%) VPN
4 42 (2.42%) WAN
5 40 (2.30%) LAN
6 34 (1.96%) Skype
7 33 (1.90%) SAN
8 32 (1.84%) SSL
9 31 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (1.61%) Network Security
11 26 (1.50%) TCP/IP
12 23 (1.32%) Internet
13 20 (1.15%) HTTP
14 17 (0.98%) DHCP
14 17 (0.98%) FTP
15 16 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (0.86%) BGP
16 15 (0.86%) OSPF
17 14 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
17 14 (0.81%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 124 (7.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 88 (5.06%) Data Lake
4 86 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 84 (4.83%) NoSQL
6 79 (4.55%) Big Data
7 74 (4.26%) Power BI
8 73 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
9 67 (3.86%) Redis
10 46 (2.65%) Hadoop
10 46 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
11 45 (2.59%) MySQL
12 42 (2.42%) HDInsight
13 33 (1.90%) Relational Database
14 32 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
14 32 (1.84%) Cosmos DB
15 30 (1.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 30 (1.73%) MongoDB
16 28 (1.61%) Oracle Database
17 26 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 285 (16.40%) Jenkins
2 263 (15.13%) Git (software)
3 224 (12.89%) Visual Studio Team System
4 127 (7.31%) Visual Studio
5 67 (3.86%) Maven
6 65 (3.74%) JIRA
7 63 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 58 (3.34%) TeamCity
9 55 (3.16%) gulp
10 54 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
11 48 (2.76%) Gradle
12 40 (2.30%) IBM UrbanCode
13 38 (2.19%) Jasmine
14 36 (2.07%) CircleCI
15 34 (1.96%) SpecFlow
15 34 (1.96%) Travis CI
16 31 (1.78%) Bitbucket
16 31 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
17 26 (1.50%) CF BOSH
18 24 (1.38%) Bower
General
1 221 (12.72%) Finance
2 84 (4.83%) Banking
3 68 (3.91%) Retail
4 59 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.36%) Marketing
6 40 (2.30%) Billing
7 36 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.32%) Electronics
9 20 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.04%) Publishing
11 17 (0.98%) Games
11 17 (0.98%) Legal
12 12 (0.69%) Advertising
13 10 (0.58%) Law
14 7 (0.40%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.40%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.17%) Military
16 2 (0.12%) Automotive
17 1 (0.058%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.058%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 468 (26.93%) Architect
2 319 (18.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 303 (17.43%) Developer
4 194 (11.16%) Azure Engineer
5 161 (9.26%) Azure Architect
6 138 (7.94%) Azure DevOps
7 123 (7.08%) Solutions Architect
8 118 (6.79%) Cloud Architect
8 118 (6.79%) Consultant
9 115 (6.62%) Cloud Engineer
10 99 (5.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 81 (4.66%) .NET Developer
11 81 (4.66%) Technical Architect
12 71 (4.09%) Senior Developer
13 62 (3.57%) Azure Developer
14 55 (3.16%) Azure Consultant
15 54 (3.11%) Security Architect
16 53 (3.05%) Analyst
17 52 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
18 44 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (13.58%) .NET
2 170 (9.78%) JSON
2 170 (9.78%) Node.js
3 142 (8.17%) HTML
4 120 (6.90%) RESTful
5 117 (6.73%) Web Services
6 105 (6.04%) CSS
7 100 (5.75%) REST
8 88 (5.06%) SOAP
9 86 (4.95%) XML
10 72 (4.14%) .NET Core
11 70 (4.03%) .NET Framework
12 65 (3.74%) React
13 64 (3.68%) ASP.NET
14 63 (3.62%) Middleware
15 59 (3.39%) Kafka
16 58 (3.34%) HTML5
17 54 (3.11%) AngularJS
18 47 (2.70%) jQuery
19 45 (2.59%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 164 (9.44%) Public Cloud
2 90 (5.18%) Hybrid Cloud
3 85 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (4.32%) Data Centre
5 71 (4.09%) Private Cloud
6 56 (3.22%) Cloud Native
7 42 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
8 41 (2.36%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 28 (1.61%) Replication
11 25 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (1.44%) User Experience
11 25 (1.44%) Virtual Team
12 21 (1.21%) Data Structures
13 17 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
14 16 (0.92%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.81%) Clustering
15 14 (0.81%) DataPower
16 13 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 303 (17.43%) Windows
2 247 (14.21%) Linux
3 109 (6.27%) Windows Server
4 74 (4.26%) Unix
5 71 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (1.67%) CentOS
8 22 (1.27%) VMS
9 18 (1.04%) Windows 10
9 18 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.98%) Android
10 17 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.81%) AIX
11 14 (0.81%) Mac OS X
11 14 (0.81%) Solaris
12 11 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.40%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 755 (43.44%) DevOps
2 689 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
3 267 (15.36%) Microservices
4 246 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
5 200 (11.51%) Migration
6 177 (10.18%) Test Automation
7 174 (10.01%) Analytics
8 170 (9.78%) Continuous Delivery
9 169 (9.72%) Scrum
10 136 (7.83%) Open Source
11 132 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
12 127 (7.31%) TDD
13 125 (7.19%) ITIL
14 93 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 89 (5.12%) TOGAF
16 86 (4.95%) Configuration Management
16 86 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 84 (4.83%) BDD
18 83 (4.78%) Continuous Deployment
18 83 (4.78%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 441 (25.37%) SQL
2 390 (22.44%) PowerShell
3 249 (14.33%) Java
3 249 (14.33%) Python
4 227 (13.06%) C#
5 182 (10.47%) JavaScript
6 60 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 55 (3.16%) Ruby
8 52 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 47 (2.70%) Groovy
10 32 (1.84%) Go
11 31 (1.78%) TypeScript
12 26 (1.50%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.38%) C
14 23 (1.32%) R
15 20 (1.15%) Scala
16 17 (0.98%) C++
17 15 (0.86%) ES6
18 14 (0.81%) PHP
19 13 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 201 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 143 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 53 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (2.59%) Degree
5 39 (2.24%) AWS Certification
5 39 (2.24%) MCSE
6 35 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 25 (1.44%) CISSP
9 24 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
11 21 (1.21%) CCNA
12 18 (1.04%) CISM
13 17 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (0.98%) RHCE
14 15 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (0.63%) MCSA
16 10 (0.58%) CCIE
16 10 (0.58%) CCNP
17 9 (0.52%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.86%) QA
2 22 (1.27%) GDPR
2 22 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.15%) WCAG
4 12 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.52%) SLA
6 6 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.35%) PMO
7 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.058%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 287 (16.51%) Docker
2 217 (12.49%) Active Directory
3 161 (9.26%) Virtual Machines
4 47 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (2.53%) Hyper-V
6 27 (1.55%) XenApp
7 19 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (0.92%) vSphere
9 14 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (0.69%) Apache Flume
11 10 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.40%) vCloud
13 6 (0.35%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.29%) HDFS
15 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.12%) NDS
15 2 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 214 (12.31%) Ansible
2 209 (12.03%) Kubernetes
3 188 (10.82%) Terraform
4 180 (10.36%) Puppet
5 136 (7.83%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (1.90%) SCCM
7 29 (1.67%) SCOM
8 25 (1.44%) Grafana
9 24 (1.38%) Kibana
10 20 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (0.92%) SCOrch
11 16 (0.92%) SELinux
12 15 (0.86%) Mesos
12 15 (0.86%) Prometheus
13 14 (0.81%) Data Guard
14 13 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
15 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 12 (0.69%) vRealize
16 11 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 10 (0.58%) logstash
Vendors
1 549 (31.59%) Microsoft
2 134 (7.71%) Oracle
3 110 (6.33%) VMware
4 86 (4.95%) Google
5 80 (4.60%) Cisco
6 62 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 56 (3.22%) Citrix
8 55 (3.16%) F5
9 53 (3.05%) Dell
10 51 (2.93%) Splunk
11 49 (2.82%) SAP
12 41 (2.36%) CheckPoint
13 35 (2.01%) ServiceNow
14 22 (1.27%) Tableau
14 22 (1.27%) Xamarin
15 21 (1.21%) Symantec
16 20 (1.15%) IBM
17 19 (1.09%) Qualys
18 16 (0.92%) Atlassian
18 16 (0.92%) Salesforce.com