Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 215 482
Rank change year-on-year +22 +267 +78
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,263 1,058 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.19% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.27% 9.19% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 753 294
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £375 £346 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £684
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £503
% change year-on-year +2.50% -0.50% +11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -57.50% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £100.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -57.50% -

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 17,383 11,511 7,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 12.96% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,145 8,026 5,292
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.75% +2.06%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £275
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 160 121
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.96 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.13 £56.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.65 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.25% -6.76% -11.11%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -3 574 £550 +6.54% 139
South East +17 308 £500 - 47
North of England 0 180 £475 +11.76% 30
Midlands +44 105 £500 - 37
North West +37 95 £500 +29.03% 17
East Midlands +19 55 £500 -11.50% 15
East of England +7 54 £550 +13.99% 6
Yorkshire +24 53 £485 -7.62% 10
West Midlands +26 50 £488 +20.00% 22
South West +48 49 £525 +5.00% 16
North East -16 33 £400 - 3
South Coast +1 1 £500 -
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 770 (60.97%) IaaS
2 554 (43.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 534 (42.28%) DevOps
4 517 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
5 497 (39.35%) Amazon AWS
6 438 (34.68%) SaaS
7 312 (24.70%) Microsoft
8 304 (24.07%) Jenkins
9 285 (22.57%) Java
10 269 (21.30%) Linux
11 236 (18.69%) Docker
12 234 (18.53%) Windows
13 224 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
14 190 (15.04%) Git (software)
15 180 (14.25%) Ansible
16 179 (14.17%) Finance
17 176 (13.94%) Python
18 168 (13.30%) SQL
19 162 (12.83%) PowerShell
20 150 (11.88%) C#
21 148 (11.72%) Continuous Delivery
22 145 (11.48%) Microservices
22 145 (11.48%) .NET
22 145 (11.48%) Puppet
23 144 (11.40%) Open Source
24 142 (11.24%) Firewall
25 137 (10.85%) Migration
25 137 (10.85%) VMware
26 136 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
27 135 (10.69%) JavaScript

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
1 123 (9.74%) Cloud Foundry
2 71 (5.62%) Confluence
3 51 (4.04%) OpenStack
4 49 (3.88%) Tomcat
5 33 (2.61%) Apache
5 33 (2.61%) Skype for Business
6 27 (2.14%) IIS
7 25 (1.98%) Apache Spark
8 24 (1.90%) nginx
8 24 (1.90%) WebSphere
9 19 (1.50%) JBoss
10 15 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (1.19%) SharePoint
11 13 (1.03%) CMS
12 11 (0.87%) Mule
13 9 (0.71%) Jetty
13 9 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.71%) WildFly
14 7 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.55%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 12 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.63%) HipChat
2 8 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.079%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 22 (1.74%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.48%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.079%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.079%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.079%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 770 (60.97%) IaaS
2 554 (43.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 497 (39.35%) Amazon AWS
4 438 (34.68%) SaaS
5 91 (7.21%) OpenShift
6 88 (6.97%) Office 365
7 77 (6.10%) Cloud Computing
8 72 (5.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 56 (4.43%) GitHub
10 41 (3.25%) npm
11 26 (2.06%) Google Analytics
12 25 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
13 21 (1.66%) Amazon S3
14 20 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (1.58%) CloudBees
14 20 (1.58%) IBM Cloud
15 18 (1.43%) Bluemix
16 17 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (1.35%) Heroku
17 16 (1.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 142 (11.24%) Firewall
2 70 (5.54%) VPN
3 54 (4.28%) TCP/IP
4 48 (3.80%) DNS
5 42 (3.33%) Network Security
6 40 (3.17%) WAN
7 37 (2.93%) LAN
8 28 (2.22%) Internet
8 28 (2.22%) NetScaler
9 26 (2.06%) Skype
10 23 (1.82%) HTTP
11 19 (1.50%) DHCP
12 15 (1.19%) SAN
13 13 (1.03%) SMS
14 12 (0.95%) SSL
15 11 (0.87%) MQTT
15 11 (0.87%) VLAN
16 9 (0.71%) MPLS
16 9 (0.71%) WLAN
17 7 (0.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 98 (7.76%) MongoDB
3 94 (7.44%) NoSQL
4 60 (4.75%) Big Data
5 47 (3.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 44 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (3.01%) Redis
8 36 (2.85%) MySQL
9 33 (2.61%) Hadoop
10 28 (2.22%) NuoDB
10 28 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (2.06%) Relational Database
12 24 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (1.35%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.35%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (1.03%) HBase
18 12 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 304 (24.07%) Jenkins
2 190 (15.04%) Git (software)
3 100 (7.92%) JIRA
4 58 (4.59%) Maven
5 50 (3.96%) Visual Studio Team System
6 49 (3.88%) Visual Studio
7 48 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 45 (3.56%) SonarQube
9 44 (3.48%) Bitbucket
9 44 (3.48%) TeamCity
10 38 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
11 37 (2.93%) Selenium
12 35 (2.77%) gulp
13 31 (2.45%) Artifactory
13 31 (2.45%) IBM UrbanCode
14 29 (2.30%) Gradle
15 24 (1.90%) Subversion
16 22 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
17 21 (1.66%) Grunt
17 21 (1.66%) webpack
General
1 179 (14.17%) Finance
2 80 (6.33%) Banking
3 53 (4.20%) Marketing
4 39 (3.09%) Retail
5 36 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.22%) Advertising
7 22 (1.74%) Automotive
8 20 (1.58%) Billing
8 20 (1.58%) Law
9 19 (1.50%) Retail Banking
10 13 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.63%) International Banking
11 8 (0.63%) Legal
12 7 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.48%) Music Industry
14 5 (0.40%) Front Office
15 4 (0.32%) Electronics
16 3 (0.24%) Back Office
16 3 (0.24%) Publishing
17 2 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 395 (31.27%) Architect
2 225 (17.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 171 (13.54%) Developer
4 131 (10.37%) Solutions Architect
5 114 (9.03%) Cloud Architect
6 108 (8.55%) Consultant
7 94 (7.44%) Azure Architect
8 78 (6.18%) Azure Engineer
9 76 (6.02%) Azure Consultant
10 65 (5.15%) Security Architect
11 61 (4.83%) AWS Engineer
12 58 (4.59%) Java Developer
13 57 (4.51%) Azure DevOps
13 57 (4.51%) Technical Architect
14 53 (4.20%) Analyst
14 53 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
15 52 (4.12%) AWS DevOps
16 43 (3.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 36 (2.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 35 (2.77%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (11.48%) .NET
2 115 (9.11%) Web Services
3 103 (8.16%) JSON
3 103 (8.16%) REST
4 86 (6.81%) AngularJS
4 86 (6.81%) HTML
5 83 (6.57%) Middleware
6 79 (6.25%) Node.js
7 65 (5.15%) RESTful
8 60 (4.75%) CSS
9 53 (4.20%) Spring
10 51 (4.04%) React
11 50 (3.96%) HTML5
12 47 (3.72%) XML
13 46 (3.64%) Kafka
14 43 (3.40%) SOAP
15 39 (3.09%) .NET Core
16 36 (2.85%) Spring Boot
17 31 (2.45%) Java EE
17 31 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.65%) Public Cloud
2 78 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 63 (4.99%) Data Centre
5 55 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 38 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 37 (2.93%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (2.14%) User Experience
10 22 (1.74%) Cloud Native
11 20 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (1.58%) iPad
11 20 (1.58%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
13 16 (1.27%) Derivative
13 16 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
13 16 (1.27%) PKI
14 15 (1.19%) N-Tier
14 15 (1.19%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.19%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 269 (21.30%) Linux
2 234 (18.53%) Windows
3 85 (6.73%) Windows Server
4 74 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (4.83%) Unix
6 42 (3.33%) VMS
7 26 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.43%) AIX
9 18 (1.43%) HPUX
9 18 (1.43%) Solaris
10 17 (1.35%) MVS
11 16 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (1.19%) VME
13 11 (0.87%) CentOS
14 10 (0.79%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.63%) Android
16 7 (0.55%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.55%) Windows 10
17 5 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (42.28%) DevOps
2 517 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
4 148 (11.72%) Continuous Delivery
5 145 (11.48%) Microservices
6 144 (11.40%) Open Source
7 137 (10.85%) Migration
8 129 (10.21%) Scrum
9 121 (9.58%) ITIL
10 113 (8.95%) TDD
11 94 (7.44%) TOGAF
12 89 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 88 (6.97%) Configuration Management
13 88 (6.97%) Service Management
14 77 (6.10%) Kanban
15 72 (5.70%) Enterprise Architecture
16 70 (5.54%) Test Automation
17 69 (5.46%) Project Management
18 68 (5.38%) BDD
19 65 (5.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 285 (22.57%) Java
2 176 (13.94%) Python
3 168 (13.30%) SQL
4 162 (12.83%) PowerShell
5 150 (11.88%) C#
6 135 (10.69%) JavaScript
7 105 (8.31%) Ruby
8 59 (4.67%) Groovy
9 53 (4.20%) Shell Script
10 52 (4.12%) Bash Shell
11 45 (3.56%) Go
12 41 (3.25%) C++
13 35 (2.77%) Perl
14 28 (2.22%) TypeScript
15 26 (2.06%) ES6
16 25 (1.98%) C
17 23 (1.82%) Scala
18 22 (1.74%) PHP
19 16 (1.27%) JCL
20 15 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 78 (6.18%) SC Cleared
3 73 (5.78%) Degree
4 50 (3.96%) CISSP
5 37 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (2.69%) CISM
7 27 (2.14%) CCNP
8 24 (1.90%) CISA
9 22 (1.74%) CCIE
10 20 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (1.03%) MCSE
14 12 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.87%) AWS Certification
15 11 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (0.87%) CCDP
15 11 (0.87%) Chartered Engineer
16 10 (0.79%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.61%) QA
2 22 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.11%) GDPR
4 12 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.87%) SLA
6 10 (0.79%) GAAP
6 10 (0.79%) GCP
7 9 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.71%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.63%) BS25999
9 7 (0.55%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.16%) COBIT
11 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.16%) IFRS
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.16%) PMO
12 1 (0.079%) GMP
12 1 (0.079%) GxP
System Software
1 236 (18.69%) Docker
2 128 (10.13%) Active Directory
3 66 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (3.48%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
6 24 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.50%) XenServer
8 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 17 (1.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 16 (1.27%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 16 (1.27%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.19%) RACF
11 13 (1.03%) HDFS
12 10 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.79%) XenApp
13 6 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.48%) vCloud
14 4 (0.32%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 180 (14.25%) Ansible
2 145 (11.48%) Puppet
3 136 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
4 96 (7.60%) Kubernetes
5 54 (4.28%) Terraform
6 19 (1.50%) Tivoli
7 18 (1.43%) Nagios
8 15 (1.19%) Rancher
8 15 (1.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 14 (1.11%) SCOM
10 13 (1.03%) Salt
11 12 (0.95%) Mesos
11 12 (0.95%) SCCM
12 11 (0.87%) Grafana
12 11 (0.87%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.71%) Opsview
14 8 (0.63%) Marathon
14 8 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.55%) Kibana
15 7 (0.55%) Oozie
Vendors
1 312 (24.70%) Microsoft
2 137 (10.85%) VMware
3 105 (8.31%) Red Hat
4 95 (7.52%) Oracle
5 59 (4.67%) Google
6 54 (4.28%) IBM
7 44 (3.48%) ServiceNow
8 38 (3.01%) Citrix
9 36 (2.85%) Cisco
10 32 (2.53%) Splunk
11 28 (2.22%) SAP
12 23 (1.82%) HP
13 19 (1.50%) MuleSoft
14 17 (1.35%) AppDynamics
14 17 (1.35%) BMC
14 17 (1.35%) New Relic
15 14 (1.11%) CA
16 13 (1.03%) F5
17 11 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
18 9 (0.71%) McAfee