Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 128 191
Rank change year-on-year -40 +63 +42
Contract jobs citing PaaS 891 1,801 1,354
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.57% 2.02% 1.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.13% 7.35% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 1,286 895
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £375
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £539 £528 £525
% change year-on-year +2.04% +0.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 17,385 24,501 19,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.60% 27.54% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,785 17,051 13,205
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 276 234
Median hourly rate £24.20 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.58% -8.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.06 £11.40
90th Percentile £56.75 £58.75 £48.03
Median hourly rate £23.19 £18.66 £18.95
% change year-on-year +24.28% -1.50% +5.25%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS in England.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in England over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PaaS in England.

Hourly rate trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PaaS in England over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 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 -23 402 £550 - 98
South East -36 170 £528 +0.48% 50
North of England +23 143 £500 -9.09% 39
Midlands -9 86 £519 +3.75% 29
West Midlands +12 84 £513 +2.50% 22
Yorkshire +31 59 £533 -3.18% 12
North West +24 57 £485 -15.61% 26
South West +5 55 £500 - 20
East of England +40 31 £513 +7.89% 17
North East +17 28 £450 -5.26% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £550 +22.22% 7
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 652 (73.18%) Azure
2 527 (59.15%) IaaS
3 407 (45.68%) DevOps
4 353 (39.62%) SaaS
5 320 (35.91%) Microsoft
6 303 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
7 257 (28.84%) SQL
8 233 (26.15%) AWS
9 216 (24.24%) Windows
10 194 (21.77%) PowerShell
11 145 (16.27%) Kubernetes
12 144 (16.16%) Active Directory
13 140 (15.71%) Terraform
14 139 (15.60%) .NET
15 134 (15.04%) Migration
16 132 (14.81%) Analytics
16 132 (14.81%) Git (software)
17 127 (14.25%) Finance
18 124 (13.92%) Infrastructure as Code
19 117 (13.13%) Python
20 116 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
21 115 (12.91%) Ansible
22 113 (12.68%) Docker
22 113 (12.68%) Java
23 108 (12.12%) SQL Server
24 105 (11.78%) Linux
24 105 (11.78%) Azure Active Directory
24 105 (11.78%) Test Automation
25 104 (11.67%) Security Cleared
25 104 (11.67%) Jenkins

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 27 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.81%) Apache
2 25 (2.81%) Cloud Foundry
3 23 (2.58%) Apache Spark
4 20 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.02%) IIS
5 18 (2.02%) Jupyter
5 18 (2.02%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.80%) Confluence
7 14 (1.57%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.23%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.01%) SAS
10 7 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.79%) nginx
10 7 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.67%) CMS
12 5 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.56%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 34 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Maya
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.45%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.45%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Quorum
7 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.11%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 652 (73.18%) Azure
2 527 (59.15%) IaaS
3 353 (39.62%) SaaS
4 233 (26.15%) AWS
5 105 (11.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 94 (10.55%) Office 365
7 89 (9.99%) Serverless
8 72 (8.08%) Power Platform
9 60 (6.73%) GCP
10 43 (4.83%) GitHub
11 41 (4.60%) Azure Functions
12 34 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
13 31 (3.48%) OpenShift
14 22 (2.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 21 (2.36%) Azure Data Factory
15 21 (2.36%) npm
16 18 (2.02%) Azure Machine Learning
17 16 (1.80%) Slack
17 16 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 15 (1.68%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (11.67%) Firewall
2 89 (9.99%) DNS
3 56 (6.29%) VPN
4 42 (4.71%) TCP/IP
5 36 (4.04%) Network Security
6 28 (3.14%) SAN
6 28 (3.14%) WAN
7 27 (3.03%) DHCP
7 27 (3.03%) HTTP
7 27 (3.03%) LAN
8 18 (2.02%) Skype
9 17 (1.91%) Internet
10 16 (1.80%) NAS
11 13 (1.46%) DMZ
11 13 (1.46%) Kerberos
11 13 (1.46%) SSL
12 12 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
13 11 (1.23%) MPLS
13 11 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (1.01%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 72 (8.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 68 (7.63%) Power BI
4 57 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (5.50%) Data Lake
7 42 (4.71%) NoSQL
8 39 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (3.82%) HDInsight
10 31 (3.48%) MySQL
11 29 (3.25%) Cosmos DB
11 29 (3.25%) Redis
12 24 (2.69%) MongoDB
13 22 (2.47%) Oracle Database
14 21 (2.36%) Geospatial Data
14 21 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
15 20 (2.24%) Relational Database
16 16 (1.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 15 (1.68%) Big Data
17 15 (1.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 132 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 104 (11.67%) Jenkins
3 48 (5.39%) Visual Studio
4 46 (5.16%) Visual Studio Team System
5 42 (4.71%) JIRA
6 28 (3.14%) Maven
7 27 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
7 27 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (2.92%) TeamCity
9 25 (2.81%) Artifactory
10 22 (2.47%) gulp
11 18 (2.02%) GitLab
12 17 (1.91%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.80%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.68%) Gradle
15 14 (1.57%) SpecFlow
16 13 (1.46%) SonarQube
17 11 (1.23%) Selenium
17 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 11 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 127 (14.25%) Finance
2 85 (9.54%) Public Sector
3 35 (3.93%) Banking
4 21 (2.36%) Retail
5 20 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.24%) Marketing
5 20 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.68%) Electronics
7 12 (1.35%) Front Office
8 10 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.90%) French Language
10 6 (0.67%) Back Office
10 6 (0.67%) Legal
11 5 (0.56%) Law
12 4 (0.45%) Advertising
12 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.45%) German Language
13 3 (0.34%) Billing
13 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (27.61%) Architect
2 149 (16.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 119 (13.36%) Developer
4 113 (12.68%) Azure Engineer
5 81 (9.09%) Azure Architect
6 75 (8.42%) Solutions Architect
7 63 (7.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 58 (6.51%) Azure DevOps
8 58 (6.51%) Cloud Architect
9 55 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
10 53 (5.95%) Consultant
11 45 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 33 (3.70%) Azure Developer
13 30 (3.37%) Security Architect
14 29 (3.25%) .NET Developer
15 27 (3.03%) Azure Consultant
16 23 (2.58%) Technical Architect
17 22 (2.47%) Cloud Consultant
18 21 (2.36%) AWS Engineer
19 20 (2.24%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (15.60%) .NET
2 88 (9.88%) Web Services
3 43 (4.83%) Node.js
4 42 (4.71%) JSON
5 38 (4.26%) HTML
6 36 (4.04%) React
6 36 (4.04%) XML
7 35 (3.93%) .NET Core
8 33 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 33 (3.70%) REST
9 29 (3.25%) CSS
10 28 (3.14%) ASP.NET
10 28 (3.14%) OAuth
11 27 (3.03%) RESTful
12 22 (2.47%) Middleware
12 22 (2.47%) YAML
13 19 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
14 18 (2.02%) NumPy
14 18 (2.02%) Pandas
14 18 (2.02%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.97%) Data Centre
1 71 (7.97%) Public Cloud
2 51 (5.72%) Hybrid Cloud
3 35 (3.93%) Cloud Native
4 32 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (3.25%) Private Cloud
6 26 (2.92%) Replication
7 25 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.81%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.58%) User Experience
9 17 (1.91%) PKI
10 15 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (1.57%) Clustering
11 14 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.46%) Social Media
13 10 (1.12%) Lidar
13 10 (1.12%) Smart City
14 9 (1.01%) Mainframe
14 9 (1.01%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.90%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 216 (24.24%) Windows
2 105 (11.78%) Linux
3 61 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 41 (4.60%) Windows 10
5 34 (3.82%) Unix
6 31 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (2.69%) Windows Server 2016
9 21 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.35%) CentOS
11 10 (1.12%) Android
12 6 (0.67%) VMS
13 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.45%) Solaris
15 2 (0.22%) AIX
15 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (45.68%) DevOps
2 303 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (15.04%) Migration
4 132 (14.81%) Analytics
5 124 (13.92%) Infrastructure as Code
6 116 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
7 105 (11.78%) Test Automation
8 103 (11.56%) Microservices
9 97 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
10 95 (10.66%) Scrum
11 75 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 74 (8.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 62 (6.96%) Data Management
14 54 (6.06%) Data Modelling
15 53 (5.95%) Software Engineering
16 52 (5.84%) Computer Science
17 51 (5.72%) Mentoring
18 50 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
19 49 (5.50%) SOA
20 47 (5.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 257 (28.84%) SQL
2 194 (21.77%) PowerShell
3 117 (13.13%) Python
4 113 (12.68%) Java
5 99 (11.11%) C#
6 77 (8.64%) JavaScript
7 40 (4.49%) Ruby
8 36 (4.04%) Bash Shell
9 21 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 17 (1.91%) Go
10 17 (1.91%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.80%) Groovy
12 13 (1.46%) R
13 12 (1.35%) Java 8
13 12 (1.35%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.12%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.01%) PHP
16 8 (0.90%) C++
16 8 (0.90%) Perl
16 8 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 74 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 67 (7.52%) Degree
4 33 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.58%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.80%) MCSE
8 11 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.12%) Master's Degree
9 10 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (1.12%) PhD
10 9 (1.01%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.90%) CISSP
11 8 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (0.79%) MCITP
13 6 (0.67%) MCSA
14 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.56%) CISM
15 3 (0.34%) CCNA
15 3 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.37%) QA
2 22 (2.47%) GDPR
2 22 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.23%) SLA
4 9 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.90%) NIST
6 7 (0.79%) GxP
7 6 (0.67%) PMO
8 5 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.45%) BS7799
9 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.34%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.22%) HL7
11 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.22%) NCSC
12 1 (0.11%) COBIT
12 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 144 (16.16%) Active Directory
2 113 (12.68%) Docker
3 66 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
4 63 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (3.70%) Hyper-V
6 27 (3.03%) vSphere
7 10 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.01%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.67%) XenApp
10 5 (0.56%) HDFS
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.34%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.22%) KVM
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.11%) NFS
14 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 145 (16.27%) Kubernetes
2 140 (15.71%) Terraform
3 115 (12.91%) Ansible
4 48 (5.39%) Puppet
5 40 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (4.26%) SCCM
7 29 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (1.91%) SCOM
10 16 (1.80%) Prometheus
11 13 (1.46%) Rancher
12 10 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (1.01%) Packer
14 8 (0.90%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.67%) logstash
15 6 (0.67%) WSUS
16 5 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
16 5 (0.56%) Data Guard
16 5 (0.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 320 (35.91%) Microsoft
2 88 (9.88%) VMware
3 86 (9.65%) Oracle
4 48 (5.39%) Google
5 42 (4.71%) SAP
6 37 (4.15%) Cisco
6 37 (4.15%) Splunk
7 33 (3.70%) Tableau
8 27 (3.03%) Citrix
9 25 (2.81%) Informatica
10 16 (1.80%) Dell
10 16 (1.80%) Symantec
11 15 (1.68%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.57%) HP
13 13 (1.46%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.35%) Cloudera
14 12 (1.35%) Palo Alto
15 11 (1.23%) Dynatrace
15 11 (1.23%) Sitecore
16 10 (1.12%) IBM