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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 282 476
Rank change year-on-year +53 +194  
Contract jobs citing PaaS 457 397 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.07% 0.77% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.06% 8.69% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 289 95
Median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £380 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - -

PaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5673 4570 2853
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.27% 8.89% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3923 3195 1841
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.44% +8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 75 103
Median hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.21% -13.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £46.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.10% -20.00%  

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing PaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +124 285 £553 +0.45% 39
South East -56 71 £450 - 15
North West +39 36 £528 +21.26% 2
South West +23 22 £475 -19.14% 6
East Midlands +1 16 £515 -6.36% 4
East of England -22 16 £483 +13.52% 3
Yorkshire +29 10 £650 +36.84% 5
West Midlands +22 9 £375 -25.00% 5
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 549 (56.54%) IaaS
2 406 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
3 350 (36.05%) DevOps
4 312 (32.13%) Amazon AWS
5 309 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 257 (26.47%) SaaS
7 248 (25.54%) Microsoft
8 231 (23.79%) Linux
9 216 (22.25%) Windows
10 200 (20.60%) Java
10 200 (20.60%) Open Source
11 188 (19.36%) Cloud Foundry
12 178 (18.33%) Finance
13 175 (18.02%) Python
14 161 (16.58%) ITIL
14 161 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
15 155 (15.96%) Security Cleared
16 140 (14.42%) Scrum
17 135 (13.90%) Puppet
18 130 (13.39%) Jenkins
19 129 (13.29%) SC Cleared
20 126 (12.98%) SQL
21 124 (12.77%) Configuration Management
22 123 (12.67%) Microservices
23 120 (12.36%) Opscode Chef
23 120 (12.36%) SQL Server
24 118 (12.15%) Service Management
25 116 (11.95%) VMware
26 114 (11.74%) TDD
26 114 (11.74%) Web Services

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
1 188 (19.36%) Cloud Foundry
2 66 (6.80%) WebSphere
3 54 (5.56%) nginx
4 49 (5.05%) OpenStack
5 48 (4.94%) SharePoint
6 42 (4.33%) IIS
7 31 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 28 (2.88%) Tomcat
9 27 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (2.78%) Confluence
10 19 (1.96%) Apache Spark
11 15 (1.54%) Apache
12 13 (1.34%) JBoss
13 11 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (1.03%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.82%) Anypoint
16 8 (0.82%) Hubot
17 7 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (5.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 53 (5.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.68%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.82%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 7 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle FAH
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.10%) Magento
11 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.10%) Odoo
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 549 (56.54%) IaaS
2 312 (32.13%) Amazon AWS
3 309 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 257 (26.47%) SaaS
5 54 (5.56%) OpenShift
6 42 (4.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 41 (4.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 36 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
9 35 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
10 32 (3.30%) Amazon S3
11 29 (2.99%) IBM Cloud
12 28 (2.88%) GitHub
12 28 (2.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 27 (2.78%) CloudFront
14 25 (2.57%) Bluemix
14 25 (2.57%) Office 365
15 24 (2.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 23 (2.37%) AWS CloudTrail
17 21 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
18 20 (2.06%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.84%) DNS
1 47 (4.84%) VPN
2 40 (4.12%) Firewall
3 29 (2.99%) LDAP
4 28 (2.88%) LAN
5 26 (2.68%) WAN
6 25 (2.57%) HTTP
6 25 (2.57%) Internet
7 24 (2.47%) SSL
8 20 (2.06%) TCP/IP
9 18 (1.85%) Network Security
10 14 (1.44%) DMARC
10 14 (1.44%) IPsec
11 12 (1.24%) DHCP
12 11 (1.13%) DKIM
12 11 (1.13%) Kerberos
12 11 (1.13%) SMTP
13 8 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
13 8 (0.82%) VLAN
14 7 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 111 (11.43%) MongoDB
3 52 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (4.63%) Big Data
6 42 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (4.12%) NoSQL
8 35 (3.60%) Redis
9 33 (3.40%) Hadoop
10 29 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
11 28 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
12 27 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (2.37%) Power BI
15 21 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 21 (2.16%) Relational Database
16 18 (1.85%) Data Lake
16 18 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
17 17 (1.75%) Oracle Database
18 16 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 130 (13.39%) Jenkins
2 113 (11.64%) Git (software)
3 67 (6.90%) JIRA
4 56 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (3.60%) Maven
6 32 (3.30%) Gradle
7 29 (2.99%) Travis CI
8 28 (2.88%) Selenium
9 26 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
10 25 (2.57%) gulp
11 21 (2.16%) Cucumber
12 20 (2.06%) CircleCI
12 20 (2.06%) Subversion
12 20 (2.06%) Visual Studio
12 20 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
13 17 (1.75%) JUnit
14 14 (1.44%) Mercurial
15 12 (1.24%) TeamCity
16 11 (1.13%) JMeter
17 10 (1.03%) Bazaar
General
1 178 (18.33%) Finance
2 80 (8.24%) Banking
3 34 (3.50%) Retail
4 26 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.27%) Marketing
6 16 (1.65%) Advertising
7 15 (1.54%) Electronics
7 15 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.13%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.03%) Legal
10 6 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.62%) Law
11 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.51%) Publishing
12 4 (0.41%) Billing
13 3 (0.31%) Front Office
13 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.31%) International Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Back Office
14 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 240 (24.72%) Architect
2 190 (19.57%) Developer
3 122 (12.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 90 (9.27%) Cloud Architect
5 58 (5.97%) Consultant
5 58 (5.97%) Operations Engineer
6 56 (5.77%) AWS Engineer
7 54 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 52 (5.36%) AWS DevOps
9 51 (5.25%) Azure Architect
10 48 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
11 46 (4.74%) Infrastructure Architect
12 44 (4.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 40 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
14 34 (3.50%) Java Developer
15 29 (2.99%) Analyst
16 28 (2.88%) .NET Developer
16 28 (2.88%) AWS Architect
17 26 (2.68%) Dynamics AX Developer
17 26 (2.68%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (11.74%) Web Services
2 94 (9.68%) .NET
3 89 (9.17%) Node.js
4 64 (6.59%) JSON
5 60 (6.18%) RESTful
6 58 (5.97%) Spring
7 54 (5.56%) HTML
8 52 (5.36%) Middleware
8 52 (5.36%) REST
9 49 (5.05%) SOAP
10 43 (4.43%) WCF
11 32 (3.30%) Spring Boot
12 31 (3.19%) CSS
13 30 (3.09%) J2EE
14 27 (2.78%) Django
14 27 (2.78%) Flask
15 26 (2.68%) XML
16 24 (2.47%) AngularJS
16 24 (2.47%) HTML5
17 21 (2.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.08%) Data Centre
3 38 (3.91%) Public Cloud
4 36 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
5 34 (3.50%) User Experience
6 27 (2.78%) Cloud Native
7 23 (2.37%) CMDB
7 23 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (2.16%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.96%) Private Cloud
10 18 (1.85%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.75%) Tandem
12 11 (1.13%) Fintech
13 9 (0.93%) iPad
14 7 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.72%) Taxonomies
15 6 (0.62%) Replication
15 6 (0.62%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 231 (23.79%) Linux
2 216 (22.25%) Windows
3 107 (11.02%) Unix
4 53 (5.46%) AIX
5 40 (4.12%) Windows 2000
5 40 (4.12%) Windows XP
6 39 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (2.27%) Windows Server
8 18 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.13%) CoreOS
11 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.62%) Android
12 6 (0.62%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.41%) CentOS
13 4 (0.41%) MVS
13 4 (0.41%) VME
14 3 (0.31%) Fedora
14 3 (0.31%) VMS
14 3 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (36.05%) DevOps
3 200 (20.60%) Open Source
4 161 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
4 161 (16.58%) ITIL
5 140 (14.42%) Scrum
6 124 (12.77%) Configuration Management
7 123 (12.67%) Microservices
8 118 (12.15%) Service Management
9 114 (11.74%) TDD
10 92 (9.47%) Continuous Delivery
11 84 (8.65%) Migration
12 81 (8.34%) SOA
13 73 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
14 70 (7.21%) Change Management
14 70 (7.21%) Data Management
14 70 (7.21%) High Availability
15 69 (7.11%) CRM
16 57 (5.87%) ERP
16 57 (5.87%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 200 (20.60%) Java
2 175 (18.02%) Python
3 126 (12.98%) SQL
4 86 (8.86%) JavaScript
5 80 (8.24%) C#
6 76 (7.83%) Ruby
7 58 (5.97%) PowerShell
8 51 (5.25%) Go
9 41 (4.22%) Groovy
10 37 (3.81%) Perl
11 29 (2.99%) Shell Script
12 24 (2.47%) Bash Shell
13 22 (2.27%) Scala
14 19 (1.96%) PHP
15 18 (1.85%) C
16 15 (1.54%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.93%) C++
17 9 (0.93%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.82%) CoffeeScript
19 6 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 155 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 129 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.53%) Degree
4 22 (2.27%) AWS Certification
5 21 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.34%) MCSE
8 8 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.62%) CISSP
11 5 (0.51%) CISM
11 5 (0.51%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.41%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.41%) CCIE
12 4 (0.41%) CISA
12 4 (0.41%) EMC Certification
13 3 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.21%) CCNP
14 2 (0.21%) CCSP
14 2 (0.21%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.15%) SLA
2 20 (2.06%) QA
3 10 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.31%) PMO
6 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.21%) SDET
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) GCP
7 1 (0.10%) GxP
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 99 (10.20%) Docker
2 60 (6.18%) Active Directory
3 47 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
4 46 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.54%) vSphere
7 11 (1.13%) vCloud
8 5 (0.51%) pfSense
8 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.41%) HDFS
9 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.41%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.31%) Xen
11 2 (0.21%) KVM
11 2 (0.21%) XenApp
12 1 (0.10%) OCFS2
12 1 (0.10%) Postfix
12 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 135 (13.90%) Puppet
2 120 (12.36%) Opscode Chef
3 107 (11.02%) Ansible
4 71 (7.31%) Terraform
5 34 (3.50%) Salt
6 33 (3.40%) Kubernetes
7 14 (1.44%) logstash
8 13 (1.34%) Nagios
9 10 (1.03%) Consul
9 10 (1.03%) Mesos
10 9 (0.93%) Kibana
10 9 (0.93%) rkt
10 9 (0.93%) SCOM
11 8 (0.82%) Grafana
11 8 (0.82%) SCCM
12 7 (0.72%) Graphite
13 5 (0.51%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.51%) Marathon
13 5 (0.51%) vRealize
13 5 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 248 (25.54%) Microsoft
2 116 (11.95%) VMware
3 109 (11.23%) Oracle
4 45 (4.63%) Red Hat
5 42 (4.33%) Splunk
6 29 (2.99%) CA
7 28 (2.88%) IBM
8 27 (2.78%) AppDynamics
9 26 (2.68%) Cisco
10 25 (2.57%) New Relic
11 24 (2.47%) SAP
12 23 (2.37%) Google
12 23 (2.37%) MuleSoft
13 13 (1.34%) Dell
13 13 (1.34%) Tableau
14 11 (1.13%) Citrix
14 11 (1.13%) ServiceNow
15 10 (1.03%) CheckPoint
15 10 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.82%) Kronos
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