Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 224 232
Rank change year-on-year +63 +8 +48
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,369 1,186 1,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.66% 1.27% 1.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.71% 5.64% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 811 673
England median daily rate £538 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £394 £369
90th Percentile £713 £688 £713
UK median daily rate £533 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 1 3
England median hourly rate £72.50 £55.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% -15.38% +37.57%
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £45.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +61.11% -30.77% +37.57%

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 23,989 21,014 13,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.15% 22.51% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,490 14,534 9,403
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £275
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 300 191
England median hourly rate £23.22 £19.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.60% -8.33% +7.09%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £73.75 £73.75 £61.00
UK median hourly rate £21.63 £18.95 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -0.29% -3.11%

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 19 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in England over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor 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 19 August 2019. 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 +45 629 £550 - 118
South East +80 440 £525 +5.00% 93
Midlands +16 108 £513 +2.50% 67
West Midlands +25 87 £506 -2.17% 49
North of England -11 81 £500 +2.56% 41
South West +15 68 £525 +7.69% 26
East of England +40 40 £515 -4.19% 9
Yorkshire +5 35 £500 +2.56% 13
North West -21 35 £505 -1.46% 24
East Midlands +8 17 £450 -21.74% 18
North East +20 11 £488 - 4
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 941 (68.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 798 (58.29%) IaaS
3 588 (42.95%) DevOps
4 511 (37.33%) SaaS
5 498 (36.38%) Microsoft
6 478 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
7 412 (30.09%) Amazon AWS
8 305 (22.28%) SQL
9 300 (21.91%) PowerShell
10 254 (18.55%) Windows
11 248 (18.12%) Finance
12 221 (16.14%) Migration
12 221 (16.14%) Docker
13 212 (15.49%) Jenkins
14 209 (15.27%) Kubernetes
15 206 (15.05%) Active Directory
16 199 (14.54%) Linux
17 190 (13.88%) Python
18 188 (13.73%) .NET
19 185 (13.51%) Java
20 183 (13.37%) Security Cleared
21 157 (11.47%) Terraform
22 156 (11.40%) C#
23 155 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
24 154 (11.25%) Ansible
25 152 (11.10%) Office 365
25 152 (11.10%) Git (software)
26 150 (10.96%) SQL Server
26 150 (10.96%) Firewall
27 144 (10.52%) Visual Studio Team System

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 74 (5.41%) OpenStack
2 52 (3.80%) IIS
3 51 (3.73%) Confluence
4 49 (3.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 35 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 26 (1.90%) Apache Spark
6 26 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (1.90%) JBoss
7 23 (1.68%) Skype for Business
8 22 (1.61%) nginx
9 19 (1.39%) Apache
10 15 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.95%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.73%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
14 8 (0.58%) CMS
14 8 (0.58%) Luigi
Applications
1 57 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.66%) Sonata
3 9 (0.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 8 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.51%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 6 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.44%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.37%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle FAH
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 941 (68.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 798 (58.29%) IaaS
3 511 (37.33%) SaaS
4 412 (30.09%) Amazon AWS
5 152 (11.10%) Office 365
6 130 (9.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 117 (8.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 106 (7.74%) OpenShift
9 103 (7.52%) Serverless
10 74 (5.41%) Power Platform
11 63 (4.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 48 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 47 (3.43%) GitHub
14 41 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
15 35 (2.56%) Azure Functions
16 25 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
17 24 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
17 24 (1.75%) npm
18 23 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
18 23 (1.68%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 150 (10.96%) Firewall
2 110 (8.04%) DNS
3 92 (6.72%) VPN
4 50 (3.65%) SAN
5 48 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 41 (2.99%) WAN
7 38 (2.78%) Internet
8 37 (2.70%) LAN
9 32 (2.34%) Network Security
10 26 (1.90%) DHCP
10 26 (1.90%) NAS
11 23 (1.68%) HTTP
12 22 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
12 22 (1.61%) Skype
12 22 (1.61%) VLAN
13 18 (1.31%) Wireless
14 17 (1.24%) NetScaler
15 15 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (1.02%) FTP
17 12 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 104 (7.60%) Azure SQL Database
3 74 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (4.89%) Power BI
5 54 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 51 (3.73%) Big Data
6 51 (3.73%) MySQL
6 51 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 47 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
8 46 (3.36%) Oracle Database
9 42 (3.07%) Data Lake
10 35 (2.56%) Cosmos DB
11 31 (2.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 30 (2.19%) Hadoop
12 30 (2.19%) Redis
13 24 (1.75%) Relational Database
14 23 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 20 (1.46%) MongoDB
16 19 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 212 (15.49%) Jenkins
2 152 (11.10%) Git (software)
3 144 (10.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 82 (5.99%) JIRA
5 55 (4.02%) Visual Studio
6 42 (3.07%) TeamCity
7 40 (2.92%) Maven
8 36 (2.63%) Jasmine
9 34 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 34 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 30 (2.19%) GitLab
11 29 (2.12%) gulp
12 22 (1.61%) SpecFlow
13 20 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 19 (1.39%) Gradle
15 17 (1.24%) Karma Test Runner
16 16 (1.17%) webpack
17 15 (1.10%) NUnit
17 15 (1.10%) SonarQube
17 15 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 248 (18.12%) Finance
2 98 (7.16%) Banking
3 72 (5.26%) Public Sector
4 36 (2.63%) Marketing
5 32 (2.34%) Retail
6 31 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.83%) Legal
8 24 (1.75%) Law
9 20 (1.46%) Billing
10 18 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.02%) Games
12 11 (0.80%) Electronics
13 8 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.51%) Advertising
14 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.51%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.37%) Publishing
16 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 440 (32.14%) Architect
2 223 (16.29%) Developer
3 202 (14.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 158 (11.54%) Azure Engineer
5 151 (11.03%) Azure Architect
6 131 (9.57%) Cloud Architect
7 104 (7.60%) Solutions Architect
8 95 (6.94%) Azure DevOps
9 82 (5.99%) Consultant
10 79 (5.77%) Cloud Engineer
11 78 (5.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 78 (5.70%) Technical Architect
12 60 (4.38%) Security Architect
13 56 (4.09%) .NET Developer
14 41 (2.99%) Azure Consultant
14 41 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 38 (2.78%) Senior Developer
16 37 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
16 37 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
17 36 (2.63%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (13.73%) .NET
2 105 (7.67%) JSON
3 98 (7.16%) Web Services
4 69 (5.04%) AngularJS
5 67 (4.89%) Middleware
6 64 (4.67%) HTML
7 61 (4.46%) .NET Core
8 60 (4.38%) ASP.NET
9 54 (3.94%) CSS
9 54 (3.94%) Node.js
9 54 (3.94%) REST
10 50 (3.65%) RESTful
11 49 (3.58%) .NET Framework
12 45 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 45 (3.29%) SOAP
13 37 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
14 34 (2.48%) Kafka
15 30 (2.19%) Spring
15 30 (2.19%) Swagger
16 28 (2.05%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 120 (8.77%) Public Cloud
2 95 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 89 (6.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 80 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (3.65%) Replication
6 39 (2.85%) Cloud Native
7 35 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
7 35 (2.56%) User Experience
8 33 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
9 32 (2.34%) Private Cloud
10 30 (2.19%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.53%) PKI
12 19 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.31%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.95%) Clustering
15 12 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
16 9 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 254 (18.55%) Windows
2 199 (14.54%) Linux
3 91 (6.65%) Windows Server
4 82 (5.99%) Unix
5 53 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (3.43%) Windows 10
7 22 (1.61%) VMS
8 21 (1.53%) Solaris
9 20 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.24%) CentOS
10 17 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.95%) AIX
12 6 (0.44%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.073%) Android
16 1 (0.073%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.073%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (42.95%) DevOps
2 478 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (16.14%) Migration
4 155 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
5 143 (10.45%) Microservices
6 138 (10.08%) Scrum
7 126 (9.20%) Test Automation
8 109 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
9 102 (7.45%) TOGAF
10 101 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
11 100 (7.30%) Infrastructure as Code
12 91 (6.65%) Continuous Delivery
13 90 (6.57%) Analytics
13 90 (6.57%) TDD
14 85 (6.21%) ITIL
15 84 (6.14%) Information Security
16 74 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 73 (5.33%) Open Source
18 68 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 59 (4.31%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 305 (22.28%) SQL
2 300 (21.91%) PowerShell
3 190 (13.88%) Python
4 185 (13.51%) Java
5 156 (11.40%) C#
6 119 (8.69%) JavaScript
7 70 (5.11%) Bash Shell
8 59 (4.31%) Ruby
9 32 (2.34%) Shell Script
10 29 (2.12%) C
10 29 (2.12%) Go
11 22 (1.61%) TypeScript
12 19 (1.39%) Java 8
13 18 (1.31%) Groovy
14 17 (1.24%) PL/SQL
15 16 (1.17%) Scala
16 14 (1.02%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.80%) PHP
18 10 (0.73%) C++
19 9 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 183 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 127 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 68 (4.97%) Degree
4 50 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (2.99%) CISSP
6 31 (2.26%) MCSE
7 27 (1.97%) AWS Certification
7 27 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.83%) TOGAF Certification
9 22 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.24%) CISM
11 14 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.95%) IISP
13 12 (0.88%) CCNA
14 10 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (0.73%) MCSA
15 8 (0.58%) SANS
16 7 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 6 (0.44%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.41%) QA
2 27 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.53%) NIST
4 18 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.24%) GDPR
5 17 (1.24%) NCSC
6 14 (1.02%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.80%) SLA
8 7 (0.51%) COBIT
9 5 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.22%) PMO
11 2 (0.15%) HL7
12 1 (0.073%) BS25999
12 1 (0.073%) COSO
12 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.073%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.073%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.073%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.073%) PSD2
System Software
1 221 (16.14%) Docker
2 206 (15.05%) Active Directory
3 76 (5.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
5 57 (4.16%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.75%) XenApp
7 17 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.24%) vSphere
8 16 (1.17%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 12 (0.88%) vCloud
11 10 (0.73%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.58%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.29%) Postfix
16 3 (0.22%) Ceph
16 3 (0.22%) KVM
17 2 (0.15%) HDFS
17 2 (0.15%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 209 (15.27%) Kubernetes
2 157 (11.47%) Terraform
3 154 (11.25%) Ansible
4 99 (7.23%) Puppet
5 89 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (3.58%) SCCM
7 40 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
8 33 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
9 30 (2.19%) SCOM
10 21 (1.53%) vRealize
11 17 (1.24%) CASB
12 12 (0.88%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.73%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (0.66%) Kibana
14 9 (0.66%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 7 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
16 7 (0.51%) QRadar
16 7 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 498 (36.38%) Microsoft
2 135 (9.86%) Oracle
3 134 (9.79%) VMware
4 84 (6.14%) Google
5 67 (4.89%) Red Hat
6 64 (4.67%) Citrix
7 56 (4.09%) Cisco
8 50 (3.65%) SAP
9 48 (3.51%) Splunk
10 29 (2.12%) Dell
11 27 (1.97%) F5
12 24 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
13 23 (1.68%) CheckPoint
13 23 (1.68%) Tableau
14 22 (1.61%) New Relic
15 21 (1.53%) IBM
15 21 (1.53%) Xamarin
16 18 (1.31%) Atlassian
16 18 (1.31%) MuleSoft
16 18 (1.31%) Symantec