Period
to 19 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 230 278
Rank change year-on-year +9 +48 +306
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,186 1,017 924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.14% 0.92%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.88% 7.70% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 673 665
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £394 £369 £380
90th Percentile £688 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
England median hourly rate £55.00 £65.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +37.57% -5.50%
10th Percentile £52.50 £40.49 £46.13
90th Percentile £57.50 £65.00 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £65.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year -30.77% +37.57% -5.50%

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 20,162 13,210 10,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.60% 14.86% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,927 9,050 7,434
England median daily rate £480 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £290
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 184 150
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -14.74%
10th Percentile £11.99 £11.00 £11.64
90th Percentile £73.88 £62.93 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £18.60 £19.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -2.11% -3.11% -12.84%

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 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 +1 603 £550 - 150
South East +20 276 £500 - 62
North of England -6 129 £488 -11.36% 22
Midlands +33 127 £500 - 51
West Midlands +2 91 £518 +8.38% 40
North West -5 71 £513 -10.87% 15
Yorkshire -4 45 £488 - 6
East Midlands +20 36 £575 +11.65% 11
South West -26 33 £488 +21.88% 10
East of England -23 19 £538 +4.37% 1
North East +7 15 £488 -22.00% 1
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 694 (58.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 646 (54.47%) IaaS
3 450 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
4 432 (36.42%) SaaS
4 432 (36.42%) DevOps
5 398 (33.56%) Amazon AWS
6 351 (29.60%) Microsoft
7 277 (23.36%) Finance
8 262 (22.09%) Windows
9 256 (21.59%) Java
10 239 (20.15%) Linux
11 212 (17.88%) SQL
12 207 (17.45%) Jenkins
13 194 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
14 187 (15.77%) Docker
15 166 (14.00%) Git (software)
16 161 (13.58%) Python
17 149 (12.56%) PowerShell
17 149 (12.56%) JSON
18 148 (12.48%) Microservices
19 147 (12.39%) Migration
20 146 (12.31%) SQL Server
21 145 (12.23%) Ansible
22 144 (12.14%) .NET
23 139 (11.72%) JavaScript
24 131 (11.05%) Scrum
25 129 (10.88%) Kubernetes
26 125 (10.54%) Open Source
27 118 (9.95%) Puppet
27 118 (9.95%) Active Directory

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
1 103 (8.68%) Cloud Foundry
2 47 (3.96%) OpenStack
3 46 (3.88%) nginx
4 36 (3.04%) Apache
5 29 (2.45%) SharePoint
6 28 (2.36%) Apache Spark
7 27 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (2.02%) Tomcat
9 23 (1.94%) CMS
10 20 (1.69%) IIS
11 19 (1.60%) Confluence
12 14 (1.18%) MS Exchange
12 14 (1.18%) Skype for Business
12 14 (1.18%) WebLogic
13 12 (1.01%) GemFire
14 11 (0.93%) JBoss
15 10 (0.84%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (0.76%) SAS
16 9 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.42%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.34%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.084%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.42%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.17%) Magento
6 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.084%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 694 (58.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 646 (54.47%) IaaS
3 432 (36.42%) SaaS
4 398 (33.56%) Amazon AWS
5 106 (8.94%) Office 365
6 66 (5.56%) OpenShift
7 58 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 55 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
9 49 (4.13%) Serverless
10 44 (3.71%) GitHub
10 44 (3.71%) Google Cloud Platform
11 36 (3.04%) npm
12 26 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 19 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (1.60%) Azure Functions
15 18 (1.52%) Amazon S3
16 17 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
16 17 (1.43%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (9.11%) Firewall
2 50 (4.22%) DNS
3 42 (3.54%) VPN
4 41 (3.46%) Network Security
5 40 (3.37%) HTTP
6 33 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 31 (2.61%) WAN
8 24 (2.02%) LAN
8 24 (2.02%) SAN
9 17 (1.43%) Internet
9 17 (1.43%) NetScaler
9 17 (1.43%) SSL
10 14 (1.18%) DHCP
10 14 (1.18%) Kerberos
11 13 (1.10%) Wireless
12 12 (1.01%) Software-Defined Networking
13 11 (0.93%) BGP
14 10 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.84%) Skype
14 10 (0.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.90%) MongoDB
3 62 (5.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 55 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (4.38%) Big Data
6 47 (3.96%) Cosmos DB
7 39 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (3.20%) Relational Database
9 37 (3.12%) HBase
9 37 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (3.04%) Hadoop
10 36 (3.04%) NoSQL
11 33 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (2.61%) Data Lake
13 29 (2.45%) Power BI
14 28 (2.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 27 (2.28%) MySQL
16 26 (2.19%) Apache Hive
17 25 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
17 25 (2.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 207 (17.45%) Jenkins
2 166 (14.00%) Git (software)
3 99 (8.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 77 (6.49%) Visual Studio
5 66 (5.56%) JIRA
6 62 (5.23%) Maven
7 52 (4.38%) Subversion
7 52 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 49 (4.13%) Travis CI
9 40 (3.37%) TeamCity
10 38 (3.20%) IBM UrbanCode
11 36 (3.04%) Gradle
12 33 (2.78%) gulp
13 32 (2.70%) CircleCI
13 32 (2.70%) Mercurial
14 31 (2.61%) Cucumber
15 29 (2.45%) Sublime Text
16 24 (2.02%) Selenium
17 23 (1.94%) Bitbucket
17 23 (1.94%) JUnit
General
1 277 (23.36%) Finance
2 63 (5.31%) Banking
3 44 (3.71%) Retail
4 31 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.60%) Marketing
6 15 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.18%) Law
7 14 (1.18%) Legal
8 11 (0.93%) Automotive
8 11 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.67%) Games
10 7 (0.59%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.42%) Back Office
11 5 (0.42%) Billing
11 5 (0.42%) Electronics
11 5 (0.42%) Front Office
12 2 (0.17%) Advertising
12 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 321 (27.07%) Architect
2 219 (18.47%) Developer
3 183 (15.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 94 (7.93%) Cloud Architect
5 89 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
6 88 (7.42%) Azure Engineer
7 82 (6.91%) Azure Architect
8 74 (6.24%) Consultant
9 65 (5.48%) Cloud Engineer
10 63 (5.31%) Azure DevOps
11 50 (4.22%) Technical Architect
12 46 (3.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 45 (3.79%) Infrastructure Architect
14 42 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 41 (3.46%) Security Architect
16 40 (3.37%) Applications Developer
16 40 (3.37%) AWS Architect
17 39 (3.29%) AWS Engineer
17 39 (3.29%) Senior Developer
18 38 (3.20%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (12.56%) JSON
2 144 (12.14%) .NET
3 94 (7.93%) AngularJS
4 92 (7.76%) Node.js
5 89 (7.50%) Web Services
6 76 (6.41%) REST
7 66 (5.56%) Spring
8 63 (5.31%) Middleware
8 63 (5.31%) RESTful
9 54 (4.55%) OAuth
10 52 (4.38%) HTML
11 48 (4.05%) React
12 47 (3.96%) CSS
13 39 (3.29%) Kafka
14 36 (3.04%) OAuth2
15 35 (2.95%) OpenID
16 34 (2.87%) XML
17 33 (2.78%) React Native
17 33 (2.78%) SOAP
18 29 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 118 (9.95%) Public Cloud
2 71 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (5.31%) Data Centre
4 61 (5.14%) User Experience
5 50 (4.22%) Mobile App
6 47 (3.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 40 (3.37%) Management Information System
8 37 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (2.45%) Private Cloud
10 27 (2.28%) Computer Science
10 27 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (2.11%) Virtual Team
12 22 (1.85%) Cloud Native
13 19 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
15 16 (1.35%) PKI
16 15 (1.26%) Fintech
17 13 (1.10%) Clustering
17 13 (1.10%) Data Structures
17 13 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 262 (22.09%) Windows
2 239 (20.15%) Linux
3 109 (9.19%) Windows Server
4 78 (6.58%) Unix
5 62 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (3.79%) Apple iOS
8 39 (3.29%) Windows 10
9 35 (2.95%) Android
10 17 (1.43%) AIX
10 17 (1.43%) Windows XP
11 15 (1.26%) VMS
11 15 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.67%) Solaris
14 7 (0.59%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.34%) CentOS
17 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (36.42%) DevOps
3 194 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
4 148 (12.48%) Microservices
5 147 (12.39%) Migration
6 131 (11.05%) Scrum
7 125 (10.54%) Open Source
8 102 (8.60%) Configuration Management
9 98 (8.26%) Test Automation
10 94 (7.93%) Continuous Delivery
11 91 (7.67%) ITIL
12 81 (6.83%) TDD
13 78 (6.58%) Analytics
14 77 (6.49%) Project Management
15 68 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
16 65 (5.48%) Data Modelling
17 61 (5.14%) TOGAF
18 57 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 57 (4.81%) IT Strategy
19 55 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 256 (21.59%) Java
2 212 (17.88%) SQL
3 161 (13.58%) Python
4 149 (12.56%) PowerShell
5 139 (11.72%) JavaScript
6 105 (8.85%) C#
7 77 (6.49%) Ruby
8 55 (4.64%) Go
9 54 (4.55%) Bash Shell
10 40 (3.37%) Groovy
11 37 (3.12%) Shell Script
12 30 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 28 (2.36%) JSX
14 25 (2.11%) Java 8
15 23 (1.94%) C
15 23 (1.94%) Perl
16 18 (1.52%) R
17 16 (1.35%) C++
17 16 (1.35%) PHP
18 14 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 108 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 71 (5.99%) SC Cleared
3 70 (5.90%) Degree
4 40 (3.37%) CISSP
5 35 (2.95%) CISM
6 32 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (2.45%) CCNP
8 26 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (1.60%) CCDP
9 19 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (1.43%) Chartered Engineer
10 17 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 16 (1.35%) CCIE
12 13 (1.10%) CISA
12 13 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (1.01%) AWS Certification
13 12 (1.01%) CEH
14 11 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
15 10 (0.84%) ISTQB
16 9 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.19%) GCP
2 24 (2.02%) QA
3 16 (1.35%) GDPR
4 10 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.67%) GxP
6 8 (0.67%) HIPAA
6 8 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.59%) SLA
8 4 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.34%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.34%) GLP
8 4 (0.34%) GMP
9 2 (0.17%) HAZOP
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.084%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.084%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.084%) PMO
System Software
1 187 (15.77%) Docker
2 118 (9.95%) Active Directory
3 62 (5.23%) Hyper-V
4 58 (4.89%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (2.53%) HDFS
7 23 (1.94%) XenApp
8 22 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 12 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.67%) KVM
14 7 (0.59%) XenServer
15 5 (0.42%) vSphere
16 4 (0.34%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.34%) NFS
16 4 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 145 (12.23%) Ansible
2 129 (10.88%) Kubernetes
3 118 (9.95%) Puppet
4 99 (8.35%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (7.00%) Terraform
6 27 (2.28%) SCCM
7 22 (1.85%) Salt
7 22 (1.85%) WSUS
8 16 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (1.18%) Data Guard
10 14 (1.18%) SCOM
11 9 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
11 9 (0.76%) Sysdig
12 8 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.67%) Oozie
13 7 (0.59%) StackStorm
14 6 (0.51%) CASB
14 6 (0.51%) HockeyApp
14 6 (0.51%) logstash
Vendors
1 351 (29.60%) Microsoft
2 101 (8.52%) VMware
3 89 (7.50%) Oracle
4 53 (4.47%) Red Hat
5 47 (3.96%) IBM
6 45 (3.79%) Google
7 44 (3.71%) Cisco
8 42 (3.54%) Citrix
9 36 (3.04%) SAP
10 33 (2.78%) Splunk
11 23 (1.94%) HP
12 22 (1.85%) Sitecore
13 20 (1.69%) AppDynamics
14 19 (1.60%) Dell
15 16 (1.35%) Informatica
15 16 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (1.26%) 3PAR
16 15 (1.26%) MuleSoft
17 14 (1.18%) Tableau
18 13 (1.10%) Cloudera