Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 145 201
Rank change year-on-year -24 +56 +22
Contract jobs citing PaaS 996 1,716 1,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.61% 1.89% 1.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.25% 7.16% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 1,177 823
England median daily rate £545 £530 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +1.92% +4.00%
10th Percentile £400 £406 £375
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £538 £523
% change year-on-year - +2.87% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 2
England median hourly rate £72.50 £47.42 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.90% +35.48% -17.65%
UK median hourly rate £56.25 £47.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.63% +35.48% -17.65%

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 23,951 18,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.62% 26.39% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,997 16,676 12,762
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £312 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 293 220
England median hourly rate £22.17 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £72.88 £49.96 £55.38
UK median hourly rate £21.30 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.69% -12.50% +6.67%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 -29 432 £564 +2.50% 163
South East +6 230 £528 +0.96% 60
North of England +36 158 £473 -14.09% 65
Midlands +14 90 £525 +7.69% 49
West Midlands +23 86 £519 +9.21% 39
Yorkshire +28 66 £545 -0.91% 25
North West +27 66 £450 -21.74% 35
South West -9 53 £500 - 29
East of England +43 29 £496 +8.77% 24
North East +15 27 £450 - 5
East Midlands +11 4 £538 +16.53% 10
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 747 (75.00%) Azure
2 578 (58.03%) IaaS
3 435 (43.67%) DevOps
4 373 (37.45%) SaaS
5 354 (35.54%) Microsoft
6 346 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
7 278 (27.91%) SQL
8 257 (25.80%) AWS
9 241 (24.20%) PowerShell
10 240 (24.10%) Windows
11 172 (17.27%) Kubernetes
12 167 (16.77%) .NET
13 162 (16.27%) Active Directory
14 149 (14.96%) Terraform
15 148 (14.86%) Infrastructure as Code
16 144 (14.46%) Docker
17 142 (14.26%) Ansible
18 141 (14.16%) Analytics
19 137 (13.76%) Migration
20 136 (13.65%) Java
21 134 (13.45%) C#
21 134 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
22 132 (13.25%) Python
23 129 (12.95%) Finance
23 129 (12.95%) Test Automation
24 128 (12.85%) Git (software)
25 127 (12.75%) Microservices
26 124 (12.45%) Azure Active Directory
27 120 (12.05%) Jenkins
27 120 (12.05%) SQL Server

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 36 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.71%) Apache
3 26 (2.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 26 (2.61%) Confluence
4 23 (2.31%) Apache Spark
4 23 (2.31%) IIS
5 22 (2.21%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.81%) Jupyter
8 16 (1.61%) OpenStack
9 15 (1.51%) MS Exchange
10 14 (1.41%) Umbraco
11 12 (1.20%) CMS
12 10 (1.00%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.80%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.10%) Maya
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.80%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.40%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.30%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.10%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 747 (75.00%) Azure
2 578 (58.03%) IaaS
3 373 (37.45%) SaaS
4 257 (25.80%) AWS
5 124 (12.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 111 (11.14%) Office 365
7 97 (9.74%) Serverless
8 81 (8.13%) Power Platform
9 57 (5.72%) GCP
10 53 (5.32%) OpenShift
11 47 (4.72%) GitHub
12 42 (4.22%) Azure Functions
13 40 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
14 32 (3.21%) Azure Data Factory
15 30 (3.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 23 (2.31%) npm
17 21 (2.11%) Azure Machine Learning
18 19 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
19 17 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
20 16 (1.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 109 (10.94%) Firewall
2 88 (8.84%) DNS
3 72 (7.23%) VPN
4 59 (5.92%) TCP/IP
5 34 (3.41%) SAN
6 33 (3.31%) HTTP
7 30 (3.01%) Internet
7 30 (3.01%) Network Security
8 25 (2.51%) DHCP
8 25 (2.51%) NAS
9 23 (2.31%) Reverse Proxy
9 23 (2.31%) WAN
10 22 (2.21%) LAN
11 21 (2.11%) Skype
12 14 (1.41%) SSL
13 13 (1.31%) Kerberos
14 11 (1.10%) MPLS
15 9 (0.90%) HTTPS
16 8 (0.80%) SMTP
17 7 (0.70%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.73%) Power BI
3 76 (7.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 68 (6.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (6.22%) Data Lake
6 54 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
8 43 (4.32%) Redis
9 41 (4.12%) NoSQL
10 35 (3.51%) HDInsight
11 31 (3.11%) Cosmos DB
12 30 (3.01%) MySQL
13 25 (2.51%) MongoDB
14 22 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
15 21 (2.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 21 (2.11%) Geospatial Data
15 21 (2.11%) Relational Database
16 20 (2.01%) Oracle Database
17 16 (1.61%) Big Data
17 16 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 128 (12.85%) Git (software)
2 120 (12.05%) Jenkins
3 70 (7.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 54 (5.42%) JIRA
5 51 (5.12%) Visual Studio
6 43 (4.32%) TeamCity
7 39 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 34 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (2.91%) gulp
10 25 (2.51%) SpecFlow
11 24 (2.41%) GitLab
12 23 (2.31%) Maven
13 21 (2.11%) Cucumber
14 19 (1.91%) Artifactory
15 18 (1.81%) Selenium
16 14 (1.41%) JUnit
17 13 (1.31%) Gradle
17 13 (1.31%) SonarQube
17 13 (1.31%) Subversion
18 12 (1.20%) Bitbucket
General
1 129 (12.95%) Finance
2 82 (8.23%) Public Sector
3 33 (3.31%) Banking
4 23 (2.31%) Retail
5 18 (1.81%) Marketing
6 16 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.00%) Electronics
8 10 (1.00%) Front Office
9 8 (0.80%) French Language
9 8 (0.80%) Legal
10 7 (0.70%) Billing
10 7 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.60%) Back Office
12 5 (0.50%) Advertising
13 4 (0.40%) German Language
13 4 (0.40%) Law
13 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 286 (28.71%) Architect
2 162 (16.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 148 (14.86%) Developer
4 141 (14.16%) Azure Engineer
5 108 (10.84%) Azure Architect
6 81 (8.13%) Solutions Architect
7 75 (7.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 74 (7.43%) Cloud Architect
9 67 (6.73%) Azure DevOps
10 56 (5.62%) Cloud Engineer
11 53 (5.32%) Consultant
12 51 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 38 (3.82%) .NET Developer
14 32 (3.21%) Azure Developer
15 28 (2.81%) Security Architect
16 26 (2.61%) Azure Consultant
17 24 (2.41%) Technical Architect
18 23 (2.31%) Analyst
18 23 (2.31%) AWS Architect
18 23 (2.31%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (16.77%) .NET
2 106 (10.64%) Web Services
3 50 (5.02%) AngularJS
4 48 (4.82%) JSON
4 48 (4.82%) Node.js
5 45 (4.52%) .NET Core
5 45 (4.52%) HTML
6 43 (4.32%) React
6 43 (4.32%) REST
7 40 (4.02%) ASP.NET
8 37 (3.71%) CSS
9 33 (3.31%) RESTful
9 33 (3.31%) XML
10 32 (3.21%) OAuth
11 29 (2.91%) .NET Framework
12 25 (2.51%) Middleware
13 21 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
14 19 (1.91%) Spring
14 19 (1.91%) Swagger
14 19 (1.91%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.34%) Public Cloud
2 68 (6.83%) Data Centre
3 59 (5.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 43 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (3.92%) Replication
6 37 (3.71%) Cloud Native
7 35 (3.51%) Private Cloud
8 27 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (2.51%) Management Information System
10 23 (2.31%) User Experience
11 20 (2.01%) Clustering
11 20 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (1.81%) PKI
13 14 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (1.20%) Derivative
15 11 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (1.00%) Lidar
16 10 (1.00%) Smart City
17 9 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
17 9 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 240 (24.10%) Windows
2 115 (11.55%) Linux
3 67 (6.73%) Windows Server
4 43 (4.32%) Windows 10
5 35 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (3.51%) Unix
6 25 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.31%) Android
9 11 (1.10%) CentOS
10 8 (0.80%) VMS
11 7 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.30%) Solaris
14 2 (0.20%) AIX
14 2 (0.20%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (43.67%) DevOps
2 346 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (14.86%) Infrastructure as Code
4 141 (14.16%) Analytics
5 137 (13.76%) Migration
6 134 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (12.95%) Test Automation
8 127 (12.75%) Microservices
9 108 (10.84%) Scrum
10 107 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
11 87 (8.73%) Continuous Delivery
12 84 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 65 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
14 64 (6.43%) Computer Science
14 64 (6.43%) Data Management
15 58 (5.82%) Data Modelling
16 56 (5.62%) SOA
17 55 (5.52%) Open Source
18 53 (5.32%) High Availability
19 51 (5.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 278 (27.91%) SQL
2 241 (24.20%) PowerShell
3 136 (13.65%) Java
4 134 (13.45%) C#
5 132 (13.25%) Python
6 84 (8.43%) JavaScript
7 55 (5.52%) Bash Shell
8 50 (5.02%) Ruby
9 23 (2.31%) Go
10 22 (2.21%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.61%) Java 8
12 14 (1.41%) Groovy
13 13 (1.31%) R
13 13 (1.31%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.00%) C++
14 10 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.00%) VBScript
15 9 (0.90%) C
15 9 (0.90%) PHP
15 9 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (11.55%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 79 (7.93%) Degree
4 37 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.11%) MCSE
6 20 (2.01%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (1.00%) Master's Degree
9 10 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (1.00%) PhD
10 9 (0.90%) MCSA
11 7 (0.70%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.70%) CISSP
11 7 (0.70%) MCITP
12 6 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.50%) CCNA
13 5 (0.50%) CISM
14 4 (0.40%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.22%) QA
2 24 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.01%) GDPR
4 14 (1.41%) SLA
5 11 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.70%) NIST
8 5 (0.50%) GxP
8 5 (0.50%) NCSC
9 4 (0.40%) BS7799
9 4 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.40%) PMO
10 3 (0.30%) HL7
10 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.20%) COBIT
11 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.10%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 162 (16.27%) Active Directory
2 144 (14.46%) Docker
3 86 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (7.43%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (4.22%) Hyper-V
6 27 (2.71%) vSphere
7 13 (1.31%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.50%) HDFS
9 5 (0.50%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.40%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.30%) XenApp
12 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.20%) NDS
12 2 (0.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 172 (17.27%) Kubernetes
2 149 (14.96%) Terraform
3 142 (14.26%) Ansible
4 67 (6.73%) Puppet
5 59 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (4.32%) SCCM
7 30 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
8 25 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (2.01%) SCOM
10 16 (1.61%) Prometheus
11 13 (1.31%) Rancher
12 10 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.90%) logstash
13 9 (0.90%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.80%) WSUS
15 7 (0.70%) NetBackup
15 7 (0.70%) Packer
15 7 (0.70%) Salt
16 6 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
16 6 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 354 (35.54%) Microsoft
2 111 (11.14%) VMware
3 82 (8.23%) Oracle
4 49 (4.92%) Google
5 43 (4.32%) Splunk
6 42 (4.22%) Cisco
7 35 (3.51%) SAP
8 33 (3.31%) Tableau
9 25 (2.51%) Citrix
10 22 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.91%) Dell
12 17 (1.71%) Databricks
12 17 (1.71%) Informatica
12 17 (1.71%) Sitecore
13 16 (1.61%) HP
14 15 (1.51%) Workday
15 14 (1.41%) Atlassian
15 14 (1.41%) MuleSoft
16 12 (1.20%) Symantec
17 11 (1.10%) IBM