Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 228 536
Rank change year-on-year +3 +308 +18
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1125 1095 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.14% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.94% 9.26% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 775 260
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £374 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £688
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.25 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% -52.75% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.25 £100.00
% change year-on-year -25.93% -52.75% -

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 16210 11828 7147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.05% 12.31% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11345 8191 4882
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £606 £590
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 173 112
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.65 £10.55
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.84 £39.90
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.29% +6.25%

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 12 December 2017.

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
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 12 December 2017. 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 +11 525 £550 +4.76% 76
South East -8 295 £500 +5.26% 24
North of England -12 128 £500 +11.11% 22
Midlands +41 95 £478 +3.24% 21
North West +7 69 £575 +43.75% 9
West Midlands +34 60 £470 +17.50% 13
Yorkshire +29 52 £488 -11.36% 9
East of England +15 52 £523 -12.92% 6
East Midlands +2 35 £520 +9.47% 8
South West +16 33 £450 -10.00% 8
North East -14 8 £475 +11.76% 4
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 627 (55.73%) IaaS
2 493 (43.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 461 (40.98%) DevOps
4 437 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
5 386 (34.31%) Amazon AWS
6 318 (28.27%) SaaS
7 312 (27.73%) Microsoft
8 263 (23.38%) Java
9 247 (21.96%) Jenkins
10 222 (19.73%) Linux
11 213 (18.93%) Windows
12 190 (16.89%) Ansible
13 178 (15.82%) Finance
14 173 (15.38%) SQL
15 162 (14.40%) Python
15 162 (14.40%) Docker
16 156 (13.87%) PowerShell
17 154 (13.69%) Git (software)
18 150 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
19 143 (12.71%) Cloud Foundry
19 143 (12.71%) Microservices
20 142 (12.62%) Opscode Chef
21 137 (12.18%) .NET
22 135 (12.00%) Migration
22 135 (12.00%) Scrum
22 135 (12.00%) Open Source
22 135 (12.00%) Puppet
23 126 (11.20%) Firewall
24 122 (10.84%) Active Directory
25 120 (10.67%) TDD

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
1 143 (12.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 48 (4.27%) OpenStack
3 45 (4.00%) Apache
3 45 (4.00%) Confluence
4 44 (3.91%) Tomcat
5 41 (3.64%) Skype for Business
6 37 (3.29%) IIS
7 31 (2.76%) Apache Spark
8 29 (2.58%) nginx
9 23 (2.04%) WebLogic
9 23 (2.04%) WebSphere
10 22 (1.96%) SharePoint
11 16 (1.42%) Mule
12 14 (1.24%) JBoss
13 13 (1.16%) GemFire
14 12 (1.07%) CMS
14 12 (1.07%) MS Exchange
15 10 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.71%) Jetty
16 8 (0.71%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.53%) HipChat
4 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.089%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.089%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.089%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 627 (55.73%) IaaS
2 493 (43.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 386 (34.31%) Amazon AWS
4 318 (28.27%) SaaS
5 83 (7.38%) Office 365
6 75 (6.67%) OpenShift
7 72 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 56 (4.98%) GitHub
9 55 (4.89%) Cloud Computing
10 35 (3.11%) npm
11 29 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
13 22 (1.96%) Amazon S3
14 21 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
15 20 (1.78%) Heroku
16 19 (1.69%) Serverless
17 16 (1.42%) CloudBees
17 16 (1.42%) IBM Cloud
18 15 (1.33%) Bluemix
19 14 (1.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 126 (11.20%) Firewall
2 53 (4.71%) VPN
3 50 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 45 (4.00%) DNS
5 39 (3.47%) Network Security
6 37 (3.29%) HTTP
7 33 (2.93%) Skype
8 32 (2.84%) NetScaler
9 31 (2.76%) WAN
10 30 (2.67%) LAN
11 27 (2.40%) SSL
12 22 (1.96%) Internet
13 21 (1.87%) SAN
14 14 (1.24%) DHCP
15 10 (0.89%) VLAN
16 9 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
17 8 (0.71%) HTTPS
17 8 (0.71%) IPsec
18 7 (0.62%) MPLS
18 7 (0.62%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 76 (6.76%) NoSQL
3 70 (6.22%) MongoDB
4 64 (5.69%) Big Data
5 45 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 43 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 42 (3.73%) Hadoop
8 35 (3.11%) MySQL
9 30 (2.67%) RDBMS
10 26 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (1.96%) HBase
13 20 (1.78%) Oracle Database
13 20 (1.78%) Redis
14 19 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (1.33%) Apache Hive
16 14 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (1.16%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 247 (21.96%) Jenkins
2 154 (13.69%) Git (software)
3 79 (7.02%) JIRA
4 63 (5.60%) Maven
5 52 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 40 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (3.38%) Visual Studio
8 37 (3.29%) Gradle
9 35 (3.11%) Selenium
10 34 (3.02%) Bitbucket
11 31 (2.76%) gulp
11 31 (2.76%) IBM UrbanCode
12 28 (2.49%) SonarQube
13 26 (2.31%) Artifactory
13 26 (2.31%) TeamCity
14 20 (1.78%) JUnit
14 20 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
14 20 (1.78%) webpack
15 18 (1.60%) Travis CI
16 17 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 178 (15.82%) Finance
2 113 (10.04%) Banking
3 41 (3.64%) Marketing
4 29 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.31%) Retail Banking
6 23 (2.04%) Retail
7 19 (1.69%) Advertising
8 18 (1.60%) Billing
9 17 (1.51%) Automotive
10 15 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.16%) Law
12 5 (0.44%) Legal
13 4 (0.36%) Front Office
13 4 (0.36%) International Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.36%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.27%) Back Office
14 3 (0.27%) Military
14 3 (0.27%) Publishing
15 2 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 349 (31.02%) Architect
2 196 (17.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 151 (13.42%) Developer
4 119 (10.58%) Solutions Architect
5 109 (9.69%) Consultant
6 104 (9.24%) Cloud Architect
7 90 (8.00%) Azure Architect
8 78 (6.93%) Azure Engineer
9 76 (6.76%) Azure Consultant
10 64 (5.69%) Java Developer
11 63 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
12 57 (5.07%) AWS Engineer
13 54 (4.80%) AWS DevOps
14 53 (4.71%) Azure DevOps
15 42 (3.73%) Technical Architect
16 40 (3.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 33 (2.93%) Security Architect
18 31 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
19 28 (2.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 27 (2.40%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (12.18%) .NET
2 105 (9.33%) JSON
3 98 (8.71%) REST
4 92 (8.18%) Web Services
5 88 (7.82%) RESTful
6 82 (7.29%) Spring
7 81 (7.20%) Middleware
8 69 (6.13%) AngularJS
9 67 (5.96%) HTML
10 61 (5.42%) Spring Boot
11 50 (4.44%) SOAP
12 49 (4.36%) XML
13 47 (4.18%) CSS
13 47 (4.18%) Node.js
14 42 (3.73%) Kafka
15 40 (3.56%) HTML5
16 39 (3.47%) .NET Framework
16 39 (3.47%) Java EE
17 38 (3.38%) React
18 35 (3.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.38%) Data Centre
2 72 (6.40%) Public Cloud
3 46 (4.09%) Virtual Team
4 42 (3.73%) Hybrid Cloud
5 39 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (2.84%) Computer Science
8 30 (2.67%) Cloud Native
8 30 (2.67%) Mobile App
9 26 (2.31%) User Experience
10 23 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (1.96%) PKI
12 20 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (1.78%) Replication
13 16 (1.42%) Derivative
14 15 (1.33%) Fintech
15 14 (1.24%) Enterprise Cloud
16 13 (1.16%) Private Cloud
17 10 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 222 (19.73%) Linux
2 213 (18.93%) Windows
3 90 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 80 (7.11%) Unix
5 57 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.98%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.98%) VMS
9 10 (0.89%) Android
10 8 (0.71%) CentOS
10 8 (0.71%) Solaris
10 8 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.62%) AIX
11 7 (0.62%) HPUX
11 7 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.18%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (40.98%) DevOps
2 437 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 143 (12.71%) Microservices
5 135 (12.00%) Migration
5 135 (12.00%) Open Source
5 135 (12.00%) Scrum
6 120 (10.67%) TDD
7 99 (8.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 88 (7.82%) Configuration Management
9 86 (7.64%) TOGAF
10 84 (7.47%) Kanban
11 79 (7.02%) Test Automation
12 78 (6.93%) SOA
13 69 (6.13%) Enterprise Architecture
14 65 (5.78%) BDD
15 62 (5.51%) Mentoring
16 61 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 59 (5.24%) ITIL
18 58 (5.16%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 263 (23.38%) Java
2 173 (15.38%) SQL
3 162 (14.40%) Python
4 156 (13.87%) PowerShell
5 104 (9.24%) JavaScript
6 97 (8.62%) C#
7 84 (7.47%) Ruby
8 62 (5.51%) Groovy
9 50 (4.44%) Go
10 46 (4.09%) Bash Shell
11 39 (3.47%) Shell Script
12 35 (3.11%) Perl
13 24 (2.13%) C++
14 23 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 21 (1.87%) TypeScript
16 20 (1.78%) ES6
17 16 (1.42%) Scala
18 12 (1.07%) R
19 11 (0.98%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 80 (7.11%) Security Cleared
2 61 (5.42%) Degree
2 61 (5.42%) SC Cleared
3 21 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (1.60%) CISSP
5 16 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (1.33%) CISM
7 13 (1.16%) AWS Certification
7 13 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.07%) MCSE
9 11 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (0.80%) CCIE
11 9 (0.80%) CCNP
12 8 (0.71%) CCDP
12 8 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
12 8 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.62%) MySQL Certification
13 7 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.53%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.44%) QA
2 11 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.89%) GCP
4 9 (0.80%) GDPR
4 9 (0.80%) SLA
5 6 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.53%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.36%) PMO
7 3 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.18%) COBIT
8 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.18%) RMADS
9 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.089%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.089%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 162 (14.40%) Docker
2 122 (10.84%) Active Directory
3 72 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (5.51%) Virtual Machines
5 52 (4.62%) Hyper-V
6 26 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (2.31%) XenServer
7 22 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 21 (1.87%) HDFS
9 17 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 9 (0.80%) XenApp
13 6 (0.53%) vCloud
14 5 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.36%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.36%) KVM
15 4 (0.36%) vSphere
16 2 (0.18%) LXC
16 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 190 (16.89%) Ansible
2 142 (12.62%) Opscode Chef
3 135 (12.00%) Puppet
4 66 (5.87%) Kubernetes
5 34 (3.02%) Terraform
6 19 (1.69%) SCCM
7 17 (1.51%) SCOM
8 15 (1.33%) Nagios
9 14 (1.24%) Kibana
10 13 (1.16%) Rancher
11 11 (0.98%) Grafana
12 10 (0.89%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.71%) Salt
14 7 (0.62%) logstash
14 7 (0.62%) Mesos
15 6 (0.53%) Oozie
15 6 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 5 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
16 5 (0.44%) Graphite
16 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 312 (27.73%) Microsoft
2 117 (10.40%) VMware
3 91 (8.09%) Oracle
4 69 (6.13%) Red Hat
5 57 (5.07%) Citrix
6 40 (3.56%) Google
7 38 (3.38%) IBM
8 27 (2.40%) Cisco
9 25 (2.22%) Splunk
10 23 (2.04%) SAP
11 21 (1.87%) ServiceNow
12 20 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.60%) MuleSoft
14 16 (1.42%) AppDynamics
15 15 (1.33%) New Relic
16 12 (1.07%) Dell
17 11 (0.98%) Cloudera
17 11 (0.98%) Sitecore
18 9 (0.80%) CheckPoint
18 9 (0.80%) HP