Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 178 231
Rank change year-on-year +18 +53 -2
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,188 1,523 1,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.65% 1.59% 1.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.47% 6.32% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 1,073 734
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £400 £372
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 1 3
England median hourly rate £76.25 £59.84 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.43% +70.96% -25.93%
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £47.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year +52.90% +35.48% -25.93%

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 21,733 24,092 17,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.11% 25.10% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,898 16,901 11,929
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £306 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.54% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 313 207
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £81.38 £57.50 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £20.79 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.80% -12.50% +11.11%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -2 512 £575 +4.55% 148
South East +50 327 £550 +10.00% 64
North of England +26 147 £473 -14.09% 49
Midlands +30 98 £513 +2.50% 47
West Midlands +29 87 £500 -9.09% 35
South West +15 69 £525 +16.67% 14
Yorkshire +44 64 £540 +8.00% 14
North West +5 61 £450 -35.71% 31
East of England +40 29 £500 -0.41% 12
North East +24 23 £425 -2.30% 4
East Midlands +4 11 £530 -11.67% 12
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 863 (72.64%) Azure
2 670 (56.40%) IaaS
3 499 (42.00%) SaaS
4 498 (41.92%) DevOps
5 433 (36.45%) Microsoft
6 401 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
7 329 (27.69%) AWS
8 286 (24.07%) SQL
9 255 (21.46%) Windows
10 232 (19.53%) PowerShell
11 216 (18.18%) Kubernetes
12 190 (15.99%) Active Directory
13 189 (15.91%) Finance
14 187 (15.74%) .NET
15 184 (15.49%) Security Cleared
16 183 (15.40%) Docker
17 167 (14.06%) Migration
18 166 (13.97%) Python
18 166 (13.97%) Microservices
19 165 (13.89%) Ansible
20 163 (13.72%) Linux
21 162 (13.64%) Office 365
22 157 (13.22%) Firewall
23 152 (12.79%) Java
24 146 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
25 145 (12.21%) Web Services
26 144 (12.12%) Terraform
27 141 (11.87%) VMware
27 141 (11.87%) SC Cleared
28 139 (11.70%) 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 48 (4.04%) OpenStack
2 43 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 40 (3.37%) Confluence
4 37 (3.11%) IIS
5 30 (2.53%) Apache
5 30 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (1.60%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.60%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.52%) Jupyter
8 17 (1.43%) CMS
8 17 (1.43%) Umbraco
9 16 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.18%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.84%) MS Exchange
12 10 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.76%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.67%) JBoss
15 7 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 58 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.76%) Sonata
3 8 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
3 8 (0.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 8 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.67%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.67%) thinkFolio
4 6 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.42%) Eloqua
5 5 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.42%) Oracle FAH
5 5 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.25%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 863 (72.64%) Azure
2 670 (56.40%) IaaS
3 499 (42.00%) SaaS
4 329 (27.69%) AWS
5 162 (13.64%) Office 365
6 146 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 114 (9.60%) Serverless
8 91 (7.66%) GCP
9 73 (6.14%) OpenShift
10 69 (5.81%) Power Platform
11 56 (4.71%) GitHub
12 52 (4.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 47 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
14 37 (3.11%) Dynamics 365
15 35 (2.95%) Azure Functions
16 29 (2.44%) Azure Data Factory
17 22 (1.85%) Azure Machine Learning
18 21 (1.77%) iPaaS
18 21 (1.77%) npm
19 18 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 157 (13.22%) Firewall
2 125 (10.52%) VPN
3 108 (9.09%) DNS
4 78 (6.57%) TCP/IP
5 55 (4.63%) SAN
6 51 (4.29%) Internet
7 45 (3.79%) NAS
8 42 (3.54%) Reverse Proxy
9 39 (3.28%) Network Security
10 31 (2.61%) HTTP
10 31 (2.61%) WAN
11 25 (2.10%) LAN
12 24 (2.02%) DHCP
13 23 (1.94%) Skype
14 18 (1.52%) VLAN
15 8 (0.67%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.67%) MPLS
15 8 (0.67%) NetScaler
15 8 (0.67%) SSL
16 7 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 77 (6.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 66 (5.56%) Power BI
4 63 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (3.96%) Data Lake
6 42 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (3.45%) NoSQL
8 40 (3.37%) Redis
9 38 (3.20%) Oracle Database
10 33 (2.78%) Cosmos DB
11 32 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
12 31 (2.61%) MongoDB
12 31 (2.61%) Relational Database
13 26 (2.19%) MySQL
14 21 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
14 21 (1.77%) RDBMS
15 18 (1.52%) Big Data
15 18 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
16 17 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 17 (1.43%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 139 (11.70%) Jenkins
2 119 (10.02%) Git (software)
3 86 (7.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 69 (5.81%) JIRA
5 47 (3.96%) TeamCity
6 43 (3.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 40 (3.37%) GitLab
8 35 (2.95%) Visual Studio
9 31 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (2.27%) gulp
11 23 (1.94%) Selenium
12 22 (1.85%) SpecFlow
13 21 (1.77%) Maven
14 19 (1.60%) SonarQube
15 18 (1.52%) Cucumber
16 16 (1.35%) Jasmine
17 13 (1.09%) JUnit
18 12 (1.01%) Bitbucket
19 11 (0.93%) Babel
19 11 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 189 (15.91%) Finance
2 92 (7.74%) Public Sector
3 49 (4.12%) Banking
4 34 (2.86%) Marketing
5 24 (2.02%) Retail
6 20 (1.68%) Law
6 20 (1.68%) Legal
7 19 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.01%) Electronics
10 11 (0.93%) Billing
11 7 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.51%) German Language
12 6 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.42%) Front Office
14 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.34%) French Language
14 4 (0.34%) Games
14 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 408 (34.34%) Architect
2 185 (15.57%) Developer
3 162 (13.64%) Azure Architect
4 151 (12.71%) Azure Engineer
5 146 (12.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 124 (10.44%) Cloud Architect
7 107 (9.01%) Solutions Architect
8 91 (7.66%) Azure DevOps
9 72 (6.06%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 58 (4.88%) Consultant
11 57 (4.80%) Technical Architect
12 56 (4.71%) Cloud Engineer
12 56 (4.71%) Security Architect
13 45 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 43 (3.62%) .NET Developer
15 31 (2.61%) AWS Architect
16 30 (2.53%) Analyst
16 30 (2.53%) Senior Developer
17 28 (2.36%) Integration Architect
18 26 (2.19%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (15.74%) .NET
2 145 (12.21%) Web Services
3 74 (6.23%) JSON
4 66 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 59 (4.97%) REST
6 55 (4.63%) HTML
7 53 (4.46%) Node.js
8 51 (4.29%) ASP.NET
9 50 (4.21%) .NET Core
10 49 (4.12%) CSS
11 42 (3.54%) .NET Framework
11 42 (3.54%) XML
12 40 (3.37%) RESTful
13 32 (2.69%) Middleware
13 32 (2.69%) SOAP
14 30 (2.53%) OAuth
15 29 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
16 28 (2.36%) Swagger
17 25 (2.10%) React
18 24 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.18%) Public Cloud
2 81 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 72 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 62 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (4.38%) Replication
6 51 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
7 41 (3.45%) Private Cloud
8 37 (3.11%) Cloud Native
9 32 (2.69%) Management Information System
10 28 (2.36%) User Experience
11 27 (2.27%) PKI
12 25 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
13 20 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (1.43%) Clustering
15 11 (0.93%) Microsoft Licensing
16 10 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.84%) Lidar
16 10 (0.84%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 255 (21.46%) Windows
2 163 (13.72%) Linux
3 78 (6.57%) Windows Server
4 67 (5.64%) Unix
5 53 (4.46%) Windows 10
6 46 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.60%) VMS
8 15 (1.26%) CentOS
8 15 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.09%) Android
10 8 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.42%) AIX
13 3 (0.25%) Solaris
13 3 (0.25%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.17%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (41.92%) DevOps
2 401 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (14.06%) Migration
4 166 (13.97%) Microservices
5 133 (11.20%) Infrastructure as Code
6 128 (10.77%) Scrum
7 127 (10.69%) Analytics
8 126 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
9 112 (9.43%) Test Automation
10 104 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
11 95 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
12 89 (7.49%) Computer Science
13 84 (7.07%) Information Security
14 83 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 78 (6.57%) Continuous Delivery
15 78 (6.57%) TOGAF
16 74 (6.23%) SOA
17 67 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
17 67 (5.64%) ITIL
18 65 (5.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 286 (24.07%) SQL
2 232 (19.53%) PowerShell
3 166 (13.97%) Python
4 152 (12.79%) Java
5 132 (11.11%) C#
6 103 (8.67%) JavaScript
7 68 (5.72%) Bash Shell
8 55 (4.63%) Ruby
9 27 (2.27%) Go
10 24 (2.02%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.35%) C
13 14 (1.18%) R
14 13 (1.09%) Groovy
14 13 (1.09%) TypeScript
15 11 (0.93%) Java 8
16 10 (0.84%) PHP
16 10 (0.84%) Scala
17 9 (0.76%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 184 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 141 (11.87%) SC Cleared
3 106 (8.92%) Degree
4 43 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (2.69%) CISSP
6 25 (2.10%) MCSE
7 22 (1.85%) AWS Certification
8 21 (1.77%) TOGAF Certification
9 20 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 14 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.18%) CISM
12 13 (1.09%) IISP
13 10 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (0.84%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
13 10 (0.84%) PhD
14 8 (0.67%) CCNA
14 8 (0.67%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.22%) QA
2 31 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.60%) SLA
5 17 (1.43%) GDPR
5 17 (1.43%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.09%) NIST
7 11 (0.93%) NCSC
7 11 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.59%) COBIT
9 2 (0.17%) BS7799
9 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.17%) HL7
9 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.084%) BS25999
10 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.084%) RMADS
10 1 (0.084%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 190 (15.99%) Active Directory
2 183 (15.40%) Docker
3 95 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (4.12%) Hyper-V
6 29 (2.44%) vSphere
7 14 (1.18%) VMware NSX
8 13 (1.09%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (0.51%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.42%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.42%) KVM
12 5 (0.42%) XenApp
13 4 (0.34%) vCloud
14 3 (0.25%) Ceph
14 3 (0.25%) oVirt
15 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.17%) HDFS
15 2 (0.17%) NDS
Systems Management
1 216 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 165 (13.89%) Ansible
3 144 (12.12%) Terraform
4 77 (6.48%) Puppet
5 62 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (4.21%) SCCM
7 41 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 36 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
9 21 (1.77%) SCOM
10 19 (1.60%) CASB
11 13 (1.09%) vRealize
12 12 (1.01%) Prometheus
12 12 (1.01%) Rancher
12 12 (1.01%) Salt
12 12 (1.01%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (0.67%) Grafana
14 8 (0.67%) logstash
15 7 (0.59%) Nagios
15 7 (0.59%) Packer
Vendors
1 433 (36.45%) Microsoft
2 141 (11.87%) VMware
3 134 (11.28%) Oracle
4 80 (6.73%) Google
5 47 (3.96%) Splunk
6 46 (3.87%) Cisco
6 46 (3.87%) SAP
7 41 (3.45%) Citrix
8 39 (3.28%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.61%) Workday
10 26 (2.19%) Dell
10 26 (2.19%) Tableau
11 24 (2.02%) Databricks
12 19 (1.60%) Sitecore
13 17 (1.43%) Atlassian
14 16 (1.35%) MuleSoft
14 16 (1.35%) New Relic
15 14 (1.18%) NetApp
16 13 (1.09%) HP
17 12 (1.01%) EMC