Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 235 263
Rank change year-on-year +33 +28 +300
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,300 1,024 995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.38% 1.12% 1.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.04% 7.02% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 681 727
England median daily rate £525 £513 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +0.49% +2.00%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £375
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
England median hourly rate £59.84 £65.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +37.57% -5.50%
10th Percentile £56.73 £40.49 £46.13
90th Percentile £62.94 £65.00 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £47.42 £65.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year -27.05% +37.57% -5.50%

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 21,508 14,583 11,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.78% 15.96% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,944 10,122 7,887
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £273 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £476 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 200 165
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -19.10%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £59.00 £63.75 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -18.18%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +57 693 £550 - 151
South East +5 279 £488 -2.50% 60
North of England +20 149 £525 +5.00% 58
Midlands -1 115 £500 +1.27% 39
West Midlands +1 92 £525 +10.53% 34
North West +11 72 £575 -1.88% 35
Yorkshire -4 57 £500 +2.56% 22
South West -5 50 £488 +21.88% 23
East Midlands +16 23 £600 +20.00% 5
East of England -20 22 £544 +2.35% 12
North East +18 20 £445 -6.32% 1
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (59.23%) IaaS
2 739 (56.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 507 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
4 491 (37.77%) DevOps
5 471 (36.23%) SaaS
6 425 (32.69%) Amazon AWS
7 358 (27.54%) Microsoft
8 291 (22.38%) Windows
9 289 (22.23%) Linux
10 255 (19.62%) Java
10 255 (19.62%) Finance
11 249 (19.15%) Jenkins
12 244 (18.77%) SQL
13 214 (16.46%) Docker
14 200 (15.38%) Python
15 188 (14.46%) PowerShell
16 184 (14.15%) Migration
17 176 (13.54%) Git (software)
18 174 (13.38%) SQL Server
19 172 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
19 172 (13.23%) Ansible
20 169 (13.00%) Active Directory
21 165 (12.69%) Public Cloud
22 163 (12.54%) Security Cleared
23 161 (12.38%) Scrum
24 159 (12.23%) Kubernetes
25 148 (11.38%) Puppet
26 144 (11.08%) Open Source
27 139 (10.69%) JSON
28 138 (10.62%) .NET

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 93 (7.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 53 (4.08%) Confluence
3 50 (3.85%) nginx
4 48 (3.69%) OpenStack
5 47 (3.62%) SharePoint
6 34 (2.62%) WebLogic
7 31 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (2.08%) Apache Spark
9 26 (2.00%) Apache
10 25 (1.92%) IIS
10 25 (1.92%) Tomcat
11 21 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (1.62%) CMS
12 14 (1.08%) JBoss
12 14 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
12 14 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (0.92%) MS Exchange
14 11 (0.85%) Skype for Business
15 9 (0.69%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.62%) Chatbot
3 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.31%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.23%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.077%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.077%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.077%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 770 (59.23%) IaaS
2 739 (56.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 471 (36.23%) SaaS
4 425 (32.69%) Amazon AWS
5 137 (10.54%) Office 365
6 95 (7.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 79 (6.08%) Serverless
8 74 (5.69%) OpenShift
9 58 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
10 57 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
11 51 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
12 46 (3.54%) npm
13 37 (2.85%) GitHub
14 30 (2.31%) Azure Functions
15 28 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
15 28 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
16 25 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
16 25 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 24 (1.85%) Amazon S3
18 22 (1.69%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 135 (10.38%) Firewall
2 59 (4.54%) DNS
3 58 (4.46%) VPN
4 37 (2.85%) Network Security
5 36 (2.77%) TCP/IP
6 34 (2.62%) HTTP
7 29 (2.23%) SAN
7 29 (2.23%) WAN
8 28 (2.15%) SSL
9 26 (2.00%) LAN
10 18 (1.38%) NetScaler
10 18 (1.38%) Wireless
11 16 (1.23%) Internet
12 14 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (0.92%) WLAN
14 10 (0.77%) DHCP
14 10 (0.77%) ICMP
14 10 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (0.62%) DMZ
15 8 (0.62%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.54%) MongoDB
3 78 (6.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 73 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
5 65 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 57 (4.38%) Big Data
7 53 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (3.54%) Relational Database
9 43 (3.31%) Hadoop
10 42 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 39 (3.00%) Data Lake
12 36 (2.77%) Amazon RDS
13 33 (2.54%) Redis
14 30 (2.31%) Cosmos DB
15 29 (2.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 29 (2.23%) Power BI
16 28 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 24 (1.85%) MySQL
18 24 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 249 (19.15%) Jenkins
2 176 (13.54%) Git (software)
3 110 (8.46%) Visual Studio Team System
4 87 (6.69%) JIRA
5 78 (6.00%) Maven
6 73 (5.62%) Visual Studio
7 54 (4.15%) IBM UrbanCode
8 52 (4.00%) Travis CI
9 51 (3.92%) Gradle
9 51 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 48 (3.69%) CircleCI
11 44 (3.38%) TeamCity
12 40 (3.08%) gulp
13 37 (2.85%) Selenium
14 36 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
15 35 (2.69%) Bitbucket
16 25 (1.92%) GitLab
16 25 (1.92%) Subversion
17 24 (1.85%) Cucumber
18 22 (1.69%) Artifactory
General
1 255 (19.62%) Finance
2 82 (6.31%) Banking
3 47 (3.62%) Retail
4 35 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 19 (1.46%) Law
7 18 (1.38%) Legal
8 12 (0.92%) Billing
9 11 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.85%) Marketing
10 8 (0.62%) Games
10 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.38%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) Automotive
13 4 (0.31%) Back Office
13 4 (0.31%) Electronics
14 2 (0.15%) Front Office
14 2 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 358 (27.54%) Architect
2 237 (18.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 226 (17.38%) Developer
4 109 (8.38%) Solutions Architect
5 99 (7.62%) Azure Architect
6 97 (7.46%) Cloud Architect
7 94 (7.23%) Azure Engineer
8 74 (5.69%) Azure DevOps
9 73 (5.62%) Consultant
10 67 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
11 65 (5.00%) Technical Architect
12 57 (4.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 54 (4.15%) Infrastructure Architect
14 45 (3.46%) AWS Engineer
15 40 (3.08%) Azure Developer
15 40 (3.08%) Senior Developer
16 39 (3.00%) Java Developer
17 37 (2.85%) AWS Architect
18 34 (2.62%) Project Manager
19 33 (2.54%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (10.69%) JSON
2 138 (10.62%) .NET
3 102 (7.85%) Node.js
4 84 (6.46%) REST
5 82 (6.31%) Web Services
6 71 (5.46%) RESTful
7 69 (5.31%) AngularJS
7 69 (5.31%) Middleware
8 67 (5.15%) OAuth
9 61 (4.69%) Spring
10 47 (3.62%) CSS
11 43 (3.31%) SAML
12 42 (3.23%) HTML
13 39 (3.00%) OAuth2
14 38 (2.92%) React
15 37 (2.85%) SOAP
16 33 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
17 32 (2.46%) Kafka
18 29 (2.23%) jQuery
18 29 (2.23%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 165 (12.69%) Public Cloud
2 62 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.77%) Hybrid Cloud
3 57 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 56 (4.31%) User Experience
5 49 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 39 (3.00%) Private Cloud
7 38 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
8 37 (2.85%) Mobile App
9 31 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (2.23%) Cloud Native
10 29 (2.23%) PKI
11 24 (1.85%) Computer Science
12 19 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.38%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.38%) Fintech
14 16 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 16 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (1.00%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.77%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 291 (22.38%) Windows
2 289 (22.23%) Linux
3 115 (8.85%) Windows Server
4 84 (6.46%) Unix
5 75 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (2.85%) Windows 10
8 31 (2.38%) Apple iOS
9 21 (1.62%) Android
10 19 (1.46%) VMS
11 18 (1.38%) AIX
12 14 (1.08%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.54%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.46%) Solaris
16 4 (0.31%) HPUX
16 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (37.77%) DevOps
3 184 (14.15%) Migration
4 172 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
5 161 (12.38%) Scrum
6 144 (11.08%) Open Source
7 136 (10.46%) Microservices
8 116 (8.92%) Continuous Delivery
9 104 (8.00%) TDD
10 99 (7.62%) Analytics
11 96 (7.38%) ITIL
12 94 (7.23%) Configuration Management
13 92 (7.08%) Test Automation
14 71 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
15 65 (5.00%) Data Modelling
16 64 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
17 63 (4.85%) Service Management
18 61 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 60 (4.62%) Kanban
19 60 (4.62%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 255 (19.62%) Java
2 244 (18.77%) SQL
3 200 (15.38%) Python
4 188 (14.46%) PowerShell
5 132 (10.15%) JavaScript
6 96 (7.38%) C#
7 79 (6.08%) Ruby
8 55 (4.23%) Bash Shell
9 53 (4.08%) Groovy
10 50 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 49 (3.77%) Go
12 39 (3.00%) Perl
13 36 (2.77%) C
13 36 (2.77%) Java 8
14 21 (1.62%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.23%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.15%) PHP
17 14 (1.08%) C++
17 14 (1.08%) JSX
17 14 (1.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 163 (12.54%) Security Cleared
2 121 (9.31%) SC Cleared
3 56 (4.31%) Degree
4 24 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (1.23%) CISSP
6 16 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (1.15%) AWS Certification
8 12 (0.92%) CISM
8 12 (0.92%) MCSE
9 11 (0.85%) CCNP
10 10 (0.77%) CCNA
11 9 (0.69%) CEH
12 8 (0.62%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.54%) CCDP
13 7 (0.54%) CCIE
13 7 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.46%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.38%) QA
2 17 (1.31%) GDPR
3 12 (0.92%) HIPAA
3 12 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.77%) FedRAMP
4 10 (0.77%) SLA
5 9 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.38%) GxP
7 5 (0.38%) PMO
8 4 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.31%) GCP
8 4 (0.31%) GLP
8 4 (0.31%) GMP
8 4 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.077%) COBIT
10 1 (0.077%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.077%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 214 (16.46%) Docker
2 169 (13.00%) Active Directory
3 73 (5.62%) Virtual Machines
4 62 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 55 (4.23%) Hyper-V
6 19 (1.46%) XenApp
7 18 (1.38%) HDFS
8 16 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.85%) KVM
9 11 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.69%) vSphere
11 6 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.46%) vCloud
11 6 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.46%) XenServer
12 5 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.31%) LXC
14 3 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 172 (13.23%) Ansible
2 159 (12.23%) Kubernetes
3 148 (11.38%) Puppet
4 130 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
5 98 (7.54%) Terraform
6 34 (2.62%) SCCM
7 25 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
8 24 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (1.38%) WSUS
10 16 (1.23%) SCOM
11 14 (1.08%) Data Guard
11 14 (1.08%) SCOrch
12 13 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
13 12 (0.92%) CloudForms
13 12 (0.92%) Salt
14 11 (0.85%) BladeLogic
14 11 (0.85%) logstash
14 11 (0.85%) Nagios
14 11 (0.85%) Rancher
15 10 (0.77%) CASB
Vendors
1 358 (27.54%) Microsoft
2 135 (10.38%) Oracle
2 135 (10.38%) VMware
3 80 (6.15%) Red Hat
4 64 (4.92%) Google
5 52 (4.00%) IBM
6 43 (3.31%) Cisco
7 42 (3.23%) Citrix
8 37 (2.85%) Splunk
9 30 (2.31%) SAP
10 26 (2.00%) HP
11 24 (1.85%) AppDynamics
12 22 (1.69%) Dell
13 18 (1.38%) CA
13 18 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (1.31%) 3PAR
14 17 (1.31%) New Relic
15 15 (1.15%) Sitecore
16 14 (1.08%) MuleSoft
16 14 (1.08%) Remedy