Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 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)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 180 224
Rank change year-on-year +38 +44 +22
Contract jobs citing PaaS 473 1,243 1,199
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.86% 1.55% 1.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.85% 5.28% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 790 848
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £406 £406 £400
90th Percentile £675 £713 £700
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £59.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +21.17% -7.95%
10th Percentile £14.00 £35.00 £56.73
90th Percentile £58.60 £83.75 £62.94
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £47.42
% change year-on-year -51.72% +52.90% -27.05%

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 8,088 23,525 21,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.87% 29.33% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,447 16,143 15,133
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
90th Percentile £694 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 369 315
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +18.42% -7.32%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £82.50 £63.58
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +58.14% +19.44% -10.00%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS in England.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PaaS in England.

Hourly rate trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PaaS in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +56 261 £534 -7.17% 63
South East -9 73 £525 -2.33% 30
North of England +87 56 £550 +10.00% 40
Midlands +39 35 £444 -6.58% 21
North West +78 27 £550 +10.00% 29
Yorkshire +59 24 £543 +8.50% 10
West Midlands +13 20 £444 -6.58% 18
East of England +70 16 £498 -6.13% 11
South West +68 16 £575 +4.55% 14
East Midlands +64 15 £469 -9.64% 3
North East +33 4 £350 -28.21% 1
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 England region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 312 (65.96%) Azure
2 257 (54.33%) IaaS
3 184 (38.90%) DevOps
4 180 (38.05%) SaaS
5 151 (31.92%) Microsoft
6 145 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
7 135 (28.54%) Windows
8 110 (23.26%) AWS
9 105 (22.20%) Oracle
10 94 (19.87%) Linux
11 92 (19.45%) Security Cleared
12 89 (18.82%) SQL
12 89 (18.82%) Finance
13 81 (17.12%) Migration
14 79 (16.70%) DNS
14 79 (16.70%) SC Cleared
15 73 (15.43%) Firewall
16 70 (14.80%) Java
17 63 (13.32%) Business Intelligence
17 63 (13.32%) VPN
17 63 (13.32%) Active Directory
18 62 (13.11%) Kubernetes
19 58 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
20 56 (11.84%) Python
20 56 (11.84%) Jenkins
20 56 (11.84%) Docker
20 56 (11.84%) Terraform
21 53 (11.21%) Windows Server
22 52 (10.99%) Microservices
22 52 (10.99%) Office 365

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 32 (6.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 26 (5.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 23 (4.86%) WebLogic
4 21 (4.44%) Confluence
5 20 (4.23%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.96%) Mule
7 12 (2.54%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.90%) Apache
9 8 (1.69%) nginx
10 7 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.48%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.27%) CMS
11 6 (1.27%) JBoss
12 5 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.06%) NetWeaver
12 5 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.85%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.85%) SAS
13 4 (0.85%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.85%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.33%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.42%) Magento
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.42%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.42%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 312 (65.96%) Azure
2 257 (54.33%) IaaS
3 180 (38.05%) SaaS
4 110 (23.26%) AWS
5 52 (10.99%) Office 365
6 46 (9.73%) GCP
7 33 (6.98%) Serverless
8 29 (6.13%) Power Platform
9 26 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 25 (5.29%) GitHub
11 19 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (3.38%) Slack
13 15 (3.17%) Azure Functions
14 13 (2.75%) Logic Apps
15 10 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (2.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 9 (1.90%) OneDrive
17 8 (1.69%) npm
18 6 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
18 6 (1.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 79 (16.70%) DNS
2 73 (15.43%) Firewall
3 63 (13.32%) VPN
4 40 (8.46%) DMZ
5 36 (7.61%) WAN
6 26 (5.50%) Internet
7 23 (4.86%) Wireless
8 21 (4.44%) Skype
9 19 (4.02%) TCP/IP
10 16 (3.38%) LAN
10 16 (3.38%) Network Security
11 14 (2.96%) DHCP
12 12 (2.54%) Intranet
13 11 (2.33%) MPLS
13 11 (2.33%) SNMP
14 10 (2.11%) Kerberos
15 9 (1.90%) SSL
15 9 (1.90%) TACACS
16 8 (1.69%) HTTP
16 8 (1.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.19%) Azure SQL Database
3 33 (6.98%) Cosmos DB
4 27 (5.71%) Data Lake
5 26 (5.50%) Power BI
6 22 (4.65%) HDInsight
7 21 (4.44%) Big Data
7 21 (4.44%) Oracle ODI
8 17 (3.59%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (2.96%) Redis
11 13 (2.75%) MongoDB
12 12 (2.54%) MySQL
13 11 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (2.33%) NoSQL
13 11 (2.33%) Relational Database
14 10 (2.11%) Oracle Database
15 8 (1.69%) SAP HANA
16 7 (1.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (11.84%) Jenkins
2 47 (9.94%) Git (software)
3 24 (5.07%) Maven
4 23 (4.86%) JIRA
5 18 (3.81%) JUnit
5 18 (3.81%) Visual Studio
6 16 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (3.17%) TeamCity
8 14 (2.96%) Mockito
8 14 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (2.75%) Android Studio
9 13 (2.75%) CocoaPods
9 13 (2.75%) Xcode
10 12 (2.54%) IntelliJ
11 11 (2.33%) gulp
11 11 (2.33%) Postman
12 10 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (1.90%) Artifactory
13 9 (1.90%) Gradle
14 8 (1.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 89 (18.82%) Finance
2 50 (10.57%) Public Sector
3 30 (6.34%) Banking
4 25 (5.29%) Manufacturing
5 18 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.59%) Retail
7 15 (3.17%) Marketing
8 13 (2.75%) Electronics
9 9 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.27%) French Language
10 6 (1.27%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.06%) German Language
11 5 (1.06%) Legal
11 5 (1.06%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.85%) Billing
12 4 (0.85%) Law
12 4 (0.85%) Retail Finance
13 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.42%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 140 (29.60%) Architect
2 65 (13.74%) Developer
3 59 (12.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 50 (10.57%) Azure Engineer
5 43 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 32 (6.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 31 (6.55%) Azure Architect
7 31 (6.55%) Cloud Architect
8 29 (6.13%) Technical Architect
9 27 (5.71%) Consultant
10 23 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
11 20 (4.23%) Azure DevOps
11 20 (4.23%) Cloud Developer
12 18 (3.81%) Enterprise Architect
13 15 (3.17%) Data Architect
13 15 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (3.17%) Senior Developer
14 14 (2.96%) Azure Developer
14 14 (2.96%) Oracle Developer
15 13 (2.75%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.36%) .NET
2 47 (9.94%) Oracle Fusion
3 45 (9.51%) REST
4 41 (8.67%) JSON
5 35 (7.40%) Web Services
6 34 (7.19%) SAML
7 30 (6.34%) Node.js
8 23 (4.86%) React
9 21 (4.44%) HTML
9 21 (4.44%) Middleware
9 21 (4.44%) XML
10 20 (4.23%) .NET Core
10 20 (4.23%) Spring
11 17 (3.59%) RESTful
11 17 (3.59%) SOAP
12 16 (3.38%) CSS
12 16 (3.38%) Spring Boot
13 14 (2.96%) Kafka
13 14 (2.96%) WireMock
14 13 (2.75%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.57%) Public Cloud
2 34 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.50%) Data Centre
4 23 (4.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (4.44%) PKI
6 15 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.96%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.54%) Clustering
9 11 (2.33%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.90%) Social Media
10 9 (1.90%) User Experience
11 8 (1.69%) Augmented Reality
11 8 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.48%) PMI
13 6 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.27%) iPad
13 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 135 (28.54%) Windows
2 94 (19.87%) Linux
3 53 (11.21%) Windows Server
4 28 (5.92%) Unix
5 20 (4.23%) Windows 10
6 15 (3.17%) Android
6 15 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 15 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.75%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.69%) Solaris
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.85%) VMS
12 3 (0.63%) CentOS
12 3 (0.63%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (38.90%) DevOps
2 145 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (17.12%) Migration
4 63 (13.32%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (10.99%) Microservices
7 51 (10.78%) Analytics
8 47 (9.94%) Scrum
8 47 (9.94%) Test Automation
9 46 (9.73%) Continuous Delivery
10 44 (9.30%) Infrastructure as Code
10 44 (9.30%) SOA
11 40 (8.46%) ITIL
12 36 (7.61%) TOGAF
13 34 (7.19%) High Availability
14 32 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (6.55%) TDD
16 30 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 30 (6.34%) Service Management
17 29 (6.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 89 (18.82%) SQL
2 70 (14.80%) Java
3 56 (11.84%) Python
4 46 (9.73%) PowerShell
5 43 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 36 (7.61%) C#
7 33 (6.98%) C
8 28 (5.92%) JavaScript
9 22 (4.65%) Bash Shell
10 14 (2.96%) Kotlin
11 13 (2.75%) Apple Swift
11 13 (2.75%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.54%) Groovy
12 12 (2.54%) Java 8
13 10 (2.11%) Scala
14 9 (1.90%) Ruby
15 7 (1.48%) R
16 6 (1.27%) T-SQL
17 5 (1.06%) Perl
18 4 (0.85%) AWK
Qualifications
1 92 (19.45%) Security Cleared
2 79 (16.70%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.50%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (3.17%) TOGAF Certification
6 12 (2.54%) Degree
7 8 (1.69%) CISSP
7 8 (1.69%) MCSE
7 8 (1.69%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.48%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.85%) CISA
10 4 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.63%) CSSLP
11 3 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.42%) MCTS
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.96%) GDPR
2 11 (2.33%) QA
3 8 (1.69%) NIST
4 5 (1.06%) COBIT
4 5 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.85%) SLA
6 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.42%) PMO
8 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 63 (13.32%) Active Directory
2 56 (11.84%) Docker
3 42 (8.88%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.48%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.06%) vSphere
8 4 (0.85%) KVM
8 4 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.85%) NFS
9 3 (0.63%) Gluster
9 3 (0.63%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.63%) Xen
10 2 (0.42%) LXC
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.42%) vCloud
11 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.21%) HDFS
11 1 (0.21%) UAG
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 62 (13.11%) Kubernetes
2 56 (11.84%) Terraform
3 33 (6.98%) Ansible
3 33 (6.98%) Single Sign-On
4 25 (5.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (4.23%) SCCM
6 14 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.90%) Puppet
8 8 (1.69%) Grafana
9 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (1.48%) Nessus
10 6 (1.27%) Argo
10 6 (1.27%) Kibana
10 6 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (1.06%) CASB
11 5 (1.06%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.85%) Nagios
12 4 (0.85%) Oracle ZFS
13 3 (0.63%) Istio
13 3 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 151 (31.92%) Microsoft
2 105 (22.20%) Oracle
3 35 (7.40%) Splunk
4 34 (7.19%) Google
5 29 (6.13%) VMware
6 27 (5.71%) Cisco
6 27 (5.71%) Databricks
7 26 (5.50%) ServiceNow
8 24 (5.07%) SAP
9 19 (4.02%) Informatica
10 17 (3.59%) AppDynamics
11 11 (2.33%) Hortonworks
12 10 (2.11%) Fortinet
12 10 (2.11%) Palo Alto
13 9 (1.90%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.69%) Citrix
15 6 (1.27%) NetApp
15 6 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (1.27%) SaltStack
15 6 (1.27%) Symantec