Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 223 230
Rank change year-on-year +46 +7 +310
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,514 1,137 1,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.59% 1.20% 1.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.58% 6.96% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,065 734 793
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £400 £375 £353
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
England median hourly rate £59.84 £35.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.96% -25.93% -52.75%
10th Percentile £56.73 £34.49 £46.13
90th Percentile £62.94 £35.00 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £47.42 £35.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +35.48% -25.93% -52.75%

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 22,998 16,343 11,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.13% 17.31% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,102 11,453 8,229
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 202 170
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.64
90th Percentile £58.00 £58.75 £56.76
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -16.82%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +82 806 £550 - 129
South East -7 319 £500 - 54
North of England +12 161 £550 +10.00% 50
Midlands +14 138 £500 +4.71% 53
West Midlands +20 100 £550 +17.02% 37
North West -2 80 £700 +27.27% 28
South West +7 67 £450 -5.26% 22
Yorkshire -1 60 £500 +2.56% 14
East Midlands +6 37 £600 +15.38% 15
East of England -30 26 £502 -4.37% 10
North East +4 21 £435 -8.42% 8
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 956 (63.14%) IaaS
2 930 (61.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 608 (40.16%) DevOps
4 525 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
5 520 (34.35%) SaaS
6 458 (30.25%) Amazon AWS
7 426 (28.14%) Microsoft
8 343 (22.66%) Windows
9 331 (21.86%) Linux
10 302 (19.95%) SQL
11 300 (19.82%) Jenkins
12 277 (18.30%) Docker
13 270 (17.83%) PowerShell
14 260 (17.17%) Java
15 237 (15.65%) Python
16 231 (15.26%) Finance
17 223 (14.73%) Ansible
18 217 (14.33%) Active Directory
19 204 (13.47%) Security Cleared
20 199 (13.14%) Kubernetes
21 193 (12.75%) Migration
22 189 (12.48%) SQL Server
23 188 (12.42%) Git (software)
24 174 (11.49%) Puppet
25 171 (11.29%) Firewall
26 166 (10.96%) Public Cloud
27 164 (10.83%) Microservices
27 164 (10.83%) Scrum
28 162 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
29 161 (10.63%) JSON

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
1 114 (7.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 69 (4.56%) nginx
3 65 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 60 (3.96%) Confluence
5 52 (3.43%) OpenStack
6 36 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
7 31 (2.05%) Apache Spark
8 30 (1.98%) WebLogic
9 27 (1.78%) CMS
9 27 (1.78%) IIS
10 23 (1.52%) Tomcat
11 22 (1.45%) Apache
12 21 (1.39%) Skype for Business
13 16 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 15 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.92%) JBoss
16 12 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
16 12 (0.79%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.66%) MS Exchange
18 9 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.39%) Chatbot
3 6 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.066%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 956 (63.14%) IaaS
2 930 (61.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 520 (34.35%) SaaS
4 458 (30.25%) Amazon AWS
5 160 (10.57%) Office 365
6 121 (7.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 85 (5.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 74 (4.89%) Serverless
9 70 (4.62%) OpenShift
10 66 (4.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 62 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
12 56 (3.70%) npm
13 42 (2.77%) Azure Data Factory
14 39 (2.58%) GitHub
15 35 (2.31%) Datadog
16 32 (2.11%) Heroku
17 29 (1.92%) Azure Functions
18 25 (1.65%) Boomi
19 24 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
20 23 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 171 (11.29%) Firewall
2 84 (5.55%) VPN
3 76 (5.02%) DNS
4 47 (3.10%) SSL
5 40 (2.64%) TCP/IP
6 39 (2.58%) Network Security
7 36 (2.38%) WAN
8 33 (2.18%) SAN
9 32 (2.11%) LAN
10 28 (1.85%) HTTP
11 23 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (1.45%) Skype
13 20 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (1.19%) NetScaler
15 15 (0.99%) Internet
16 14 (0.92%) WLAN
17 13 (0.86%) ICMP
18 12 (0.79%) Wireless
19 9 (0.59%) DMZ
19 9 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (12.48%) SQL Server
2 92 (6.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 70 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 68 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 63 (4.16%) Big Data
6 57 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
7 54 (3.57%) Data Lake
7 54 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 51 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
9 50 (3.30%) Hadoop
10 45 (2.97%) Relational Database
11 42 (2.77%) Power BI
12 34 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
12 34 (2.25%) Redis
13 25 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
13 25 (1.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 25 (1.65%) MySQL
13 25 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 23 (1.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 300 (19.82%) Jenkins
2 188 (12.42%) Git (software)
3 153 (10.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 90 (5.94%) JIRA
5 88 (5.81%) Maven
6 75 (4.95%) Visual Studio
7 65 (4.29%) CircleCI
8 62 (4.10%) IBM UrbanCode
9 61 (4.03%) Gradle
9 61 (4.03%) Travis CI
10 54 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
11 53 (3.50%) TeamCity
12 52 (3.43%) gulp
12 52 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 40 (2.64%) Bitbucket
14 35 (2.31%) GitLab
15 33 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
16 32 (2.11%) Selenium
17 24 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 21 (1.39%) Cucumber
General
1 231 (15.26%) Finance
2 85 (5.61%) Banking
3 58 (3.83%) Retail
4 46 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.59%) Law
7 23 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.19%) Legal
9 17 (1.12%) Marketing
10 14 (0.92%) Billing
11 11 (0.73%) Electronics
12 8 (0.53%) Publishing
13 6 (0.40%) Advertising
14 5 (0.33%) Games
14 5 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.26%) Automotive
16 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 416 (27.48%) Architect
2 306 (20.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 235 (15.52%) Developer
4 132 (8.72%) Azure Engineer
5 121 (7.99%) Azure Architect
6 113 (7.46%) Solutions Architect
7 112 (7.40%) Cloud Architect
8 107 (7.07%) Azure DevOps
9 95 (6.27%) Consultant
10 84 (5.55%) Cloud Engineer
11 79 (5.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 68 (4.49%) Technical Architect
13 66 (4.36%) Analyst
14 60 (3.96%) Azure Developer
15 53 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
16 48 (3.17%) AWS Engineer
16 48 (3.17%) Java Developer
17 47 (3.10%) Security Architect
18 41 (2.71%) Senior Developer
19 38 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (10.63%) JSON
2 155 (10.24%) .NET
3 98 (6.47%) Node.js
4 97 (6.41%) RESTful
5 96 (6.34%) Web Services
6 90 (5.94%) REST
7 68 (4.49%) Middleware
8 60 (3.96%) OAuth
9 57 (3.76%) Spring
10 55 (3.63%) React
10 55 (3.63%) SOAP
11 54 (3.57%) HTML
11 54 (3.57%) XML
12 50 (3.30%) AngularJS
13 40 (2.64%) Kafka
14 39 (2.58%) SAML
15 38 (2.51%) CSS
16 37 (2.44%) Spring Boot
17 34 (2.25%) jQuery
18 33 (2.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 166 (10.96%) Public Cloud
2 70 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
3 61 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 57 (3.76%) Private Cloud
6 54 (3.57%) Data Centre
7 43 (2.84%) Cloud Native
8 39 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
9 37 (2.44%) User Experience
10 36 (2.38%) Mobile App
11 29 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.78%) PKI
13 21 (1.39%) Fintech
14 20 (1.32%) Data Structures
15 18 (1.19%) Virtual Team
16 17 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
17 16 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 12 (0.79%) Clustering
19 11 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
20 9 (0.59%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 343 (22.66%) Windows
2 331 (21.86%) Linux
3 136 (8.98%) Windows Server
4 98 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 88 (5.81%) Unix
6 60 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (2.51%) Windows 10
8 21 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 20 (1.32%) Android
10 18 (1.19%) AIX
10 18 (1.19%) VMS
11 14 (0.92%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.86%) CentOS
13 11 (0.73%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.46%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.40%) Solaris
17 5 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
18 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (40.16%) DevOps
2 525 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (12.75%) Migration
4 164 (10.83%) Microservices
4 164 (10.83%) Scrum
5 162 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
6 148 (9.78%) Open Source
7 135 (8.92%) Analytics
8 126 (8.32%) Continuous Delivery
9 109 (7.20%) ITIL
10 98 (6.47%) Test Automation
11 92 (6.08%) TDD
12 88 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
13 86 (5.68%) Configuration Management
14 76 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 75 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
16 71 (4.69%) Service Management
17 69 (4.56%) Information Security
17 69 (4.56%) Problem-Solving
18 67 (4.43%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 302 (19.95%) SQL
2 270 (17.83%) PowerShell
3 260 (17.17%) Java
4 237 (15.65%) Python
5 127 (8.39%) JavaScript
6 124 (8.19%) C#
7 70 (4.62%) Ruby
8 65 (4.29%) Shell Script
9 61 (4.03%) Bash Shell
9 61 (4.03%) Groovy
10 41 (2.71%) Go
11 34 (2.25%) C
12 32 (2.11%) Java 8
12 32 (2.11%) Perl
13 22 (1.45%) R
13 22 (1.45%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.99%) Scala
15 14 (0.92%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.92%) TypeScript
16 12 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 204 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 157 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 59 (3.90%) Degree
4 32 (2.11%) AWS Certification
5 28 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (1.52%) CISSP
8 20 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (1.32%) RHCE
9 18 (1.19%) MCSE
10 16 (1.06%) CISM
11 15 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (0.99%) CCNA
12 13 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (0.73%) CCIE
14 10 (0.66%) CCNP
14 10 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
15 9 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (0.53%) DV Cleared
17 7 (0.46%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.25%) QA
2 23 (1.52%) GDPR
3 22 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (0.73%) SLA
5 10 (0.66%) FedRAMP
5 10 (0.66%) HIPAA
5 10 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.59%) PMO
7 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 277 (18.30%) Docker
2 217 (14.33%) Active Directory
3 126 (8.32%) Virtual Machines
4 68 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (3.24%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.32%) XenApp
7 16 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (0.92%) HDFS
10 12 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.79%) vSphere
11 11 (0.73%) KVM
12 10 (0.66%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.53%) vCloud
14 6 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.26%) LXC
15 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 223 (14.73%) Ansible
2 199 (13.14%) Kubernetes
3 174 (11.49%) Puppet
4 149 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
5 145 (9.58%) Terraform
6 42 (2.77%) SCCM
7 30 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
8 21 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (0.99%) SCOM
10 14 (0.92%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.92%) SELinux
10 14 (0.92%) WSUS
11 13 (0.86%) Mesos
11 13 (0.86%) Nagios
11 13 (0.86%) SCOrch
12 12 (0.79%) CloudForms
12 12 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
12 12 (0.79%) Marathon
12 12 (0.79%) Prometheus
13 11 (0.73%) Kibana
Vendors
1 426 (28.14%) Microsoft
2 157 (10.37%) Oracle
3 141 (9.31%) VMware
4 91 (6.01%) Red Hat
5 79 (5.22%) Google
6 69 (4.56%) Cisco
7 49 (3.24%) IBM
7 49 (3.24%) Splunk
8 43 (2.84%) SAP
9 40 (2.64%) Citrix
10 28 (1.85%) Dell
10 28 (1.85%) F5
11 27 (1.78%) ServiceNow
12 26 (1.72%) HP
13 20 (1.32%) Sitecore
14 19 (1.25%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (1.12%) 3PAR
16 17 (1.12%) AppDynamics
17 16 (1.06%) Remedy