Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 238 326
Rank change year-on-year +43 +88 +234
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,269 914 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.39% 1.09% 0.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.69% 7.85% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 613 539
England median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £375 £355 £365
90th Percentile £663 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
England median hourly rate £55.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% - -
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -15.38% - -

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 18,981 11,646 9,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.82% 13.87% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,011 8,021 6,409
England median daily rate £484 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.68% +1.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £310 £280 £298
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 162 137
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.54% -13.36%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £60.40 £47.13
UK median hourly rate £18.89 £19.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -0.58% -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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -6 600 £550 - 118
South East +52 290 £500 +3.90% 62
North of England +65 188 £465 -11.43% 29
Midlands +57 130 £500 -2.91% 24
North West +22 95 £493 -7.08% 19
West Midlands +38 86 £500 +5.26% 24
Yorkshire +20 55 £485 -5.37% 8
East Midlands +19 44 £500 -2.91%
South West +11 43 £525 +27.66% 20
North East +40 40 £400 +33.33% 2
East of England -11 20 £550 +6.80% 4
South Coast - 1 £500 -
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 716 (56.42%) IaaS
2 680 (53.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 520 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
4 499 (39.32%) DevOps
5 479 (37.75%) Amazon AWS
6 460 (36.25%) SaaS
7 336 (26.48%) Microsoft
8 283 (22.30%) Java
9 278 (21.91%) Linux
10 269 (21.20%) Jenkins
11 263 (20.72%) Finance
12 258 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
13 257 (20.25%) Windows
14 229 (18.05%) Docker
15 210 (16.55%) Git (software)
16 181 (14.26%) SQL
17 175 (13.79%) Python
18 163 (12.84%) JavaScript
19 155 (12.21%) Microservices
20 150 (11.82%) Ansible
21 149 (11.74%) .NET
22 147 (11.58%) Scrum
23 142 (11.19%) PowerShell
24 140 (11.03%) JSON
25 138 (10.87%) Open Source
26 135 (10.64%) SQL Server
27 133 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
28 129 (10.17%) Migration
29 128 (10.09%) C#
30 125 (9.85%) ITIL

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
1 116 (9.14%) Cloud Foundry
2 57 (4.49%) OpenStack
3 43 (3.39%) Confluence
4 41 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 40 (3.15%) Apache
6 30 (2.36%) nginx
7 24 (1.89%) Apache Spark
8 18 (1.42%) JBoss
9 17 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (1.26%) SharePoint
10 16 (1.26%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.18%) IIS
12 14 (1.10%) CMS
13 13 (1.02%) Skype for Business
14 10 (0.79%) GemFire
15 9 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.71%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.71%) SAS
15 9 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.24%) HipChat
4 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.47%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.39%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.16%) Magento
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.079%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.079%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 716 (56.42%) IaaS
2 680 (53.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 479 (37.75%) Amazon AWS
4 460 (36.25%) SaaS
5 91 (7.17%) OpenShift
6 90 (7.09%) Office 365
7 58 (4.57%) Cloud Computing
8 48 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 43 (3.39%) GitHub
10 39 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
11 37 (2.92%) Serverless
12 35 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 30 (2.36%) npm
14 24 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 23 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
16 22 (1.73%) Amazon S3
17 21 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (1.42%) Azure Data Factory
18 18 (1.42%) IBM Cloud
19 14 (1.10%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 117 (9.22%) Firewall
2 53 (4.18%) VPN
3 48 (3.78%) Network Security
4 46 (3.62%) DNS
5 42 (3.31%) WAN
6 38 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 36 (2.84%) LAN
8 33 (2.60%) HTTP
9 22 (1.73%) Internet
10 20 (1.58%) DHCP
11 16 (1.26%) SAN
12 15 (1.18%) WLAN
13 13 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (1.02%) Software-Defined Networking
14 11 (0.87%) Kerberos
14 11 (0.87%) SSL
15 10 (0.79%) BGP
16 9 (0.71%) MPLS
16 9 (0.71%) NetScaler
16 9 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 84 (6.62%) MongoDB
3 58 (4.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 54 (4.26%) NoSQL
5 52 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (4.02%) Big Data
7 50 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (3.55%) Cosmos DB
9 36 (2.84%) Hadoop
10 34 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 33 (2.60%) Redis
12 32 (2.52%) MySQL
12 32 (2.52%) Relational Database
12 32 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (2.05%) HBase
13 26 (2.05%) Power BI
14 25 (1.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 25 (1.97%) Data Lake
15 22 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (1.65%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 269 (21.20%) Jenkins
2 210 (16.55%) Git (software)
3 91 (7.17%) JIRA
4 78 (6.15%) Visual Studio
5 75 (5.91%) Visual Studio Team System
6 56 (4.41%) Subversion
7 46 (3.62%) Maven
8 45 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 41 (3.23%) TeamCity
10 34 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
11 32 (2.52%) Mercurial
11 32 (2.52%) Travis CI
12 29 (2.29%) SonarQube
12 29 (2.29%) Sublime Text
13 27 (2.13%) gulp
13 27 (2.13%) IBM UrbanCode
13 27 (2.13%) Selenium
14 25 (1.97%) Bitbucket
14 25 (1.97%) Cucumber
15 22 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 263 (20.72%) Finance
2 58 (4.57%) Banking
3 56 (4.41%) Retail
4 34 (2.68%) Marketing
5 32 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.42%) Law
7 16 (1.26%) Automotive
8 15 (1.18%) Legal
8 15 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.95%) Billing
10 11 (0.87%) Advertising
10 11 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.79%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.39%) Electronics
14 4 (0.32%) Back Office
14 4 (0.32%) Front Office
14 4 (0.32%) Publishing
15 3 (0.24%) Games
15 3 (0.24%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 355 (27.97%) Architect
2 229 (18.05%) Developer
3 192 (15.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 124 (9.77%) Cloud Architect
5 103 (8.12%) Solutions Architect
6 96 (7.57%) Azure Architect
7 85 (6.70%) Azure Engineer
8 72 (5.67%) Security Architect
9 71 (5.59%) Consultant
10 65 (5.12%) Cloud Engineer
11 57 (4.49%) Azure DevOps
12 52 (4.10%) Analyst
13 50 (3.94%) AWS Engineer
13 50 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 48 (3.78%) Technical Architect
15 44 (3.47%) Azure Consultant
16 43 (3.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 41 (3.23%) Applications Developer
17 41 (3.23%) AWS Architect
18 38 (2.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (11.74%) .NET
2 140 (11.03%) JSON
3 116 (9.14%) Web Services
4 107 (8.43%) AngularJS
5 91 (7.17%) REST
6 90 (7.09%) Node.js
7 75 (5.91%) HTML
8 66 (5.20%) Middleware
9 59 (4.65%) CSS
10 56 (4.41%) RESTful
11 55 (4.33%) Spring
12 52 (4.10%) React
13 47 (3.70%) Kafka
14 46 (3.62%) OAuth
15 41 (3.23%) XML
16 36 (2.84%) .NET Core
16 36 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
17 34 (2.68%) OAuth2
18 32 (2.52%) OpenID
19 31 (2.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.64%) Public Cloud
2 94 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (5.12%) Data Centre
4 63 (4.96%) User Experience
5 60 (4.73%) Management Information System
6 53 (4.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 52 (4.10%) Mobile App
8 31 (2.44%) Computer Science
9 30 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (2.29%) Private Cloud
11 23 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.81%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.58%) Cloud Native
12 20 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (1.18%) VSAM
15 14 (1.10%) Clustering
16 13 (1.02%) Life Science
16 13 (1.02%) PKI
17 12 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 278 (21.91%) Linux
2 257 (20.25%) Windows
3 85 (6.70%) Windows Server
4 83 (6.54%) Unix
5 72 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (3.31%) Apple iOS
7 37 (2.92%) VMS
8 34 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (2.52%) Android
10 24 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (1.81%) Windows 10
12 21 (1.65%) AIX
12 21 (1.65%) Solaris
13 19 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
14 17 (1.34%) HPUX
14 17 (1.34%) MVS
15 15 (1.18%) VME
16 9 (0.71%) CentOS
16 9 (0.71%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (39.32%) DevOps
3 258 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
4 155 (12.21%) Microservices
5 147 (11.58%) Scrum
6 138 (10.87%) Open Source
7 133 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
8 129 (10.17%) Migration
9 125 (9.85%) ITIL
10 115 (9.06%) Configuration Management
11 99 (7.80%) TDD
12 90 (7.09%) Test Automation
13 86 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
13 86 (6.78%) Project Management
14 83 (6.54%) Analytics
15 80 (6.30%) Change Management
16 77 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
17 75 (5.91%) Service Management
18 74 (5.83%) Data Management
19 69 (5.44%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 283 (22.30%) Java
2 181 (14.26%) SQL
3 175 (13.79%) Python
4 163 (12.84%) JavaScript
5 142 (11.19%) PowerShell
6 128 (10.09%) C#
7 105 (8.27%) Ruby
8 60 (4.73%) Bash Shell
8 60 (4.73%) Go
9 48 (3.78%) Shell Script
10 41 (3.23%) Groovy
11 34 (2.68%) C
12 32 (2.52%) PHP
13 31 (2.44%) C++
14 28 (2.21%) JSX
14 28 (2.21%) Perl
15 27 (2.13%) T-SQL
16 22 (1.73%) Scala
17 21 (1.65%) TypeScript
18 19 (1.50%) ES6
Qualifications
1 104 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 88 (6.93%) Degree
3 76 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 64 (5.04%) CISSP
5 53 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (3.78%) CISM
7 44 (3.47%) CCNP
8 33 (2.60%) CISA
8 33 (2.60%) TOGAF Certification
9 28 (2.21%) CCIE
10 24 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (1.73%) CCDP
11 22 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 22 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 20 (1.58%) Chartered Engineer
13 17 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (1.02%) AWS Certification
15 12 (0.95%) MCSE
16 10 (0.79%) PgMP
16 10 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.13%) QA
2 20 (1.58%) GCP
3 18 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.79%) GAAP
6 9 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.71%) GDPR
6 9 (0.71%) GxP
6 9 (0.71%) HIPAA
6 9 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.71%) SLA
7 8 (0.63%) BS25999
8 5 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.39%) GLP
8 5 (0.39%) GMP
8 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.16%) HAZOP
9 2 (0.16%) IFRS
System Software
1 229 (18.05%) Docker
2 111 (8.75%) Active Directory
3 49 (3.86%) Hyper-V
4 47 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 41 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (1.89%) HDFS
7 18 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 16 (1.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 16 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (1.18%) RACF
10 15 (1.18%) XenApp
11 11 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.79%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.39%) vCloud
14 5 (0.39%) XenServer
15 4 (0.32%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 150 (11.82%) Ansible
2 121 (9.54%) Puppet
3 120 (9.46%) Kubernetes
4 115 (9.06%) Opscode Chef
5 88 (6.93%) Terraform
6 27 (2.13%) Salt
7 22 (1.73%) SCCM
8 19 (1.50%) Tivoli
9 15 (1.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 14 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (1.10%) WSUS
11 12 (0.95%) Mesos
11 12 (0.95%) SCOM
12 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.71%) Sysdig
14 8 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (0.63%) Nagios
15 7 (0.55%) Marathon
15 7 (0.55%) StackStorm
Vendors
1 336 (26.48%) Microsoft
2 107 (8.43%) VMware
3 98 (7.72%) Oracle
4 93 (7.33%) Red Hat
5 56 (4.41%) Cisco
5 56 (4.41%) Google
6 51 (4.02%) IBM
7 43 (3.39%) ServiceNow
8 37 (2.92%) Splunk
9 29 (2.29%) Citrix
10 27 (2.13%) HP
11 25 (1.97%) SAP
12 17 (1.34%) AppDynamics
12 17 (1.34%) BMC
13 15 (1.18%) F5
14 14 (1.10%) Informatica
14 14 (1.10%) MuleSoft
15 13 (1.02%) Capita
15 13 (1.02%) Cloudera
16 12 (0.95%) Tableau