Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 164 205
Rank change year-on-year -4 +41 +35
Contract jobs citing PaaS 596 1,476 1,319
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.61% 1.73% 1.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.15% 6.02% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 1,036 889
Median daily rate £550 £530 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +3.92% -6.42%
10th Percentile £406 £413 £375
90th Percentile £703 £700 £669
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +31.82% -15.38%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -51.72% +31.82% -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 11,569 24,527 20,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.27% 28.73% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,793 16,978 14,406
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 326 281
Median hourly rate £34.00 £23.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.29% +19.48% -2.44%
10th Percentile £15.24 £12.88 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £64.38 £60.00
Median hourly rate £33.06 £22.58 £19.00
% change year-on-year +46.42% +18.82% -

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +9 302 £550 - 31
South East -35 97 £530 +6.00% 44
Midlands +48 71 £500 -4.76% 19
West Midlands +39 64 £500 -4.76% 12
North of England +28 59 £550 +7.84% 24
South West +35 28 £500 -20.00% 12
East of England +58 26 £498 -5.24% 3
North West +51 25 £545 +6.60% 18
Yorkshire +36 24 £593 +7.73% 1
North East +30 10 £538 +13.16% 5
East Midlands +40 7 £500 +17.65% 7
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 404 (67.79%) Azure
2 341 (57.21%) IaaS
3 242 (40.60%) DevOps
4 241 (40.44%) SaaS
5 215 (36.07%) Microsoft
6 197 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
7 167 (28.02%) Windows
8 150 (25.17%) AWS
9 146 (24.50%) SQL
10 113 (18.96%) PowerShell
11 105 (17.62%) Migration
12 102 (17.11%) Linux
13 101 (16.95%) Security Cleared
14 98 (16.44%) Oracle
15 91 (15.27%) Finance
16 90 (15.10%) Business Intelligence
17 89 (14.93%) DNS
18 88 (14.77%) Firewall
19 85 (14.26%) Analytics
20 84 (14.09%) Terraform
21 81 (13.59%) SC Cleared
21 81 (13.59%) Git (software)
21 81 (13.59%) Java
22 80 (13.42%) Kubernetes
23 77 (12.92%) .NET
24 76 (12.75%) Active Directory
25 74 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
26 71 (11.91%) Jenkins
26 71 (11.91%) Infrastructure as Code
27 70 (11.74%) Docker

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 31 (5.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (4.19%) WebLogic
3 20 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.36%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.52%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (2.35%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.68%) Confluence
7 10 (1.68%) SAS
8 9 (1.51%) Apache
9 7 (1.17%) nginx
10 6 (1.01%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.84%) CMS
12 4 (0.67%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.67%) IIS
12 4 (0.67%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.50%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.34%) Jetty
Applications
1 20 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.50%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.18%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.67%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.50%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.34%) Magento
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.34%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.34%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.17%) Actimize
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 404 (67.79%) Azure
2 341 (57.21%) IaaS
3 241 (40.44%) SaaS
4 150 (25.17%) AWS
5 64 (10.74%) Office 365
5 64 (10.74%) Power Platform
6 43 (7.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 41 (6.88%) GCP
8 40 (6.71%) Serverless
9 22 (3.69%) GitHub
10 20 (3.36%) Logic Apps
11 17 (2.85%) Azure Functions
12 15 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (2.35%) Slack
14 13 (2.18%) Amazon EKS
14 13 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (2.01%) npm
15 12 (2.01%) Route 53
16 11 (1.85%) OneDrive
16 11 (1.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 89 (14.93%) DNS
2 88 (14.77%) Firewall
3 58 (9.73%) VPN
4 41 (6.88%) DMZ
5 32 (5.37%) Network Security
5 32 (5.37%) WAN
6 30 (5.03%) TCP/IP
7 22 (3.69%) Internet
8 19 (3.19%) LAN
8 19 (3.19%) SSL
9 17 (2.85%) HTTP
9 17 (2.85%) Skype
10 15 (2.52%) Wireless
11 12 (2.01%) DHCP
11 12 (2.01%) OSPF
12 11 (1.85%) Kerberos
12 11 (1.85%) SNMP
13 10 (1.68%) Intranet
13 10 (1.68%) SAN
14 9 (1.51%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.07%) Power BI
2 59 (9.90%) SQL Server
3 48 (8.05%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (7.05%) Azure SQL Database
5 31 (5.20%) Cosmos DB
5 31 (5.20%) Data Lake
5 31 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (4.70%) HDInsight
7 25 (4.19%) Hadoop
8 22 (3.69%) Oracle Database
9 21 (3.52%) Oracle ODI
10 20 (3.36%) MySQL
10 20 (3.36%) Redis
11 19 (3.19%) NoSQL
12 15 (2.52%) MongoDB
13 14 (2.35%) Relational Database
14 13 (2.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 13 (2.18%) Big Data
14 13 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 81 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 71 (11.91%) Jenkins
3 37 (6.21%) Visual Studio
4 25 (4.19%) JIRA
5 23 (3.86%) Artifactory
6 21 (3.52%) Maven
7 17 (2.85%) Postman
8 14 (2.35%) gulp
9 13 (2.18%) Bitbucket
9 13 (2.18%) SoapUI
9 13 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (1.68%) JUnit
11 10 (1.68%) TeamCity
12 8 (1.34%) CircleCI
12 8 (1.34%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.34%) Travis CI
13 7 (1.17%) Gradle
13 7 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.17%) webpack
General
1 91 (15.27%) Finance
2 62 (10.40%) Public Sector
3 32 (5.37%) Manufacturing
4 29 (4.87%) Banking
5 26 (4.36%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.52%) Marketing
7 19 (3.19%) Electronics
8 13 (2.18%) Retail
9 11 (1.85%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.51%) Front Office
11 7 (1.17%) Law
12 6 (1.01%) French Language
13 5 (0.84%) Back Office
13 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.84%) Legal
13 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.50%) Billing
15 3 (0.50%) German Language
16 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 164 (27.52%) Architect
2 96 (16.11%) Developer
3 83 (13.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 55 (9.23%) Azure Engineer
4 55 (9.23%) Cloud Engineer
5 52 (8.72%) Solutions Architect
6 44 (7.38%) Azure Architect
7 37 (6.21%) Cloud Architect
8 34 (5.70%) Consultant
9 28 (4.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 27 (4.53%) Technical Architect
11 24 (4.03%) Azure DevOps
11 24 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (3.52%) Platform Engineer
13 20 (3.36%) Azure Developer
13 20 (3.36%) Office 365 Engineer
14 19 (3.19%) Cloud Developer
14 19 (3.19%) Security Architect
15 16 (2.68%) Windows Engineer
16 15 (2.52%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (12.92%) .NET
2 50 (8.39%) Web Services
3 39 (6.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 36 (6.04%) SAML
5 35 (5.87%) REST
6 31 (5.20%) HTML
7 30 (5.03%) React
8 29 (4.87%) JSON
9 28 (4.70%) .NET Core
10 26 (4.36%) SOAP
11 24 (4.03%) XML
12 20 (3.36%) CSS
12 20 (3.36%) Middleware
13 17 (2.85%) Node.js
14 16 (2.68%) ASP.NET
15 15 (2.52%) AngularJS
15 15 (2.52%) XSLT
16 14 (2.35%) Velocity
17 12 (2.01%) HTML5
17 12 (2.01%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.90%) Public Cloud
2 41 (6.88%) Data Centre
3 27 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 25 (4.19%) User Experience
5 18 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.68%) Cloud Native
6 16 (2.68%) PKI
7 15 (2.52%) Social Media
8 14 (2.35%) Replication
9 12 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.68%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.17%) FMCG
11 7 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.01%) Clustering
12 6 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.01%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 167 (28.02%) Windows
2 102 (17.11%) Linux
3 48 (8.05%) Windows Server
4 38 (6.38%) Unix
5 33 (5.54%) Windows 10
6 17 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.17%) VMS
11 5 (0.84%) CentOS
11 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.50%) Android
13 3 (0.50%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.34%) Solaris
15 1 (0.17%) OS/400
15 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (40.60%) DevOps
2 197 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (17.62%) Migration
4 90 (15.10%) Business Intelligence
5 85 (14.26%) Analytics
6 74 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (11.91%) Infrastructure as Code
8 64 (10.74%) Test Automation
9 62 (10.40%) Continuous Delivery
10 56 (9.40%) Scrum
11 50 (8.39%) SOA
12 44 (7.38%) Software Engineering
13 42 (7.05%) Microservices
14 39 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 38 (6.38%) Mentoring
16 37 (6.21%) Data Management
16 37 (6.21%) High Availability
16 37 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
17 35 (5.87%) ETL
18 33 (5.54%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 146 (24.50%) SQL
2 113 (18.96%) PowerShell
3 81 (13.59%) Java
4 67 (11.24%) Python
5 65 (10.91%) C#
6 55 (9.23%) JavaScript
7 42 (7.05%) Shell Script
8 41 (6.88%) Bash Shell
9 34 (5.70%) Ruby
10 31 (5.20%) C
11 26 (4.36%) PL/SQL
12 19 (3.19%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.68%) Go
14 11 (1.85%) Perl
15 7 (1.17%) C++
15 7 (1.17%) Groovy
15 7 (1.17%) Java 8
15 7 (1.17%) VBScript
16 6 (1.01%) PHP
16 6 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 101 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 81 (13.59%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.54%) DV Cleared
4 30 (5.03%) Degree
5 18 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.85%) AWS Certification
8 10 (1.68%) MCSE
9 8 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.01%) CISSP
11 5 (0.84%) MCITP
12 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.50%) APMG
13 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.70%) QA
2 21 (3.52%) GDPR
3 8 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.17%) GxP
5 6 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.67%) NIST
6 4 (0.67%) PMO
6 4 (0.67%) SLA
7 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.34%) HL7
7 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.17%) NCSC
8 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 76 (12.75%) Active Directory
2 70 (11.74%) Docker
3 56 (9.40%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.68%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.34%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.17%) vSphere
9 6 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.67%) HDFS
10 4 (0.67%) NFS
11 3 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.50%) Gluster
11 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.50%) XenApp
12 2 (0.34%) vCloud
13 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.17%) KVM
13 1 (0.17%) LXC
13 1 (0.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 84 (14.09%) Terraform
2 80 (13.42%) Kubernetes
3 59 (9.90%) Ansible
4 39 (6.54%) Single Sign-On
5 28 (4.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 22 (3.69%) SCCM
7 17 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.68%) Prometheus
9 8 (1.34%) Puppet
10 7 (1.17%) Data Guard
10 7 (1.17%) SCOM
11 6 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (1.01%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.67%) Ambari
12 4 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.67%) logstash
12 4 (0.67%) Oozie
12 4 (0.67%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (0.67%) Packer
13 3 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 215 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 98 (16.44%) Oracle
3 43 (7.21%) VMware
4 36 (6.04%) SAP
5 35 (5.87%) Cisco
6 30 (5.03%) Google
6 30 (5.03%) Informatica
7 28 (4.70%) Splunk
8 15 (2.52%) ServiceNow
9 14 (2.35%) Cloudera
9 14 (2.35%) Hortonworks
10 13 (2.18%) Citrix
10 13 (2.18%) Databricks
10 13 (2.18%) HP
10 13 (2.18%) Symantec
10 13 (2.18%) Tableau
11 9 (1.51%) Dynatrace
12 8 (1.34%) Lets Encrypt
12 8 (1.34%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.17%) Reuters