Period
to 22 July 2017

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 July 2017 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 291 567
Rank change year-on-year +62 +276 +62
Contract jobs citing PaaS 970 823 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.10% 0.81% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.86% 8.24% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 604 189
England median daily rate £541 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.25% +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £375 £380 £324
90th Percentile £725 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
England median hourly rate £65.00 £47.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.57% -5.50% -
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £47.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +37.57% -5.50% -

PaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12334 9984 6187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.98% 9.84% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8436 7025 4067
England median daily rate £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £293 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £405
% change year-on-year +1.11% +11.11% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 146 147
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +32.35%
10th Percentile £10.79 £11.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.20 £47.17 £40.40
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -15.56% +32.35%

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 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017. 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 +90 536 £550 - 42
South East -18 192 £500 +11.11% 22
North of England +49 94 £563 +12.50% 7
Midlands +53 74 £515 -5.29% 6
North West +57 66 £575 +27.78% 3
West Midlands +58 53 £525 +5.00% 5
East of England +4 47 £515 +21.18% 3
South West +17 37 £400 -31.91% 3
Yorkshire +8 28 £500 -11.50% 4
East Midlands -3 21 £515 -33.55% 1
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 459 (47.32%) IaaS
2 408 (42.06%) DevOps
3 392 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
4 381 (39.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 344 (35.46%) Amazon AWS
6 244 (25.15%) Java
7 213 (21.96%) Cloud Foundry
8 210 (21.65%) Linux
9 209 (21.55%) Microsoft
10 208 (21.44%) SaaS
11 197 (20.31%) Finance
12 196 (20.21%) Python
13 194 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
14 181 (18.66%) Puppet
15 178 (18.35%) Ansible
16 170 (17.53%) Windows
17 169 (17.42%) Jenkins
18 161 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
19 155 (15.98%) Microservices
20 144 (14.85%) Git (software)
20 144 (14.85%) Open Source
21 142 (14.64%) Docker
22 134 (13.81%) Scrum
23 117 (12.06%) Configuration Management
24 111 (11.44%) Security Cleared
25 109 (11.24%) .NET
26 107 (11.03%) SQL
26 107 (11.03%) Web Services
26 107 (11.03%) SOA
27 105 (10.82%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 213 (21.96%) Cloud Foundry
2 66 (6.80%) OpenStack
3 42 (4.33%) nginx
4 32 (3.30%) IIS
5 29 (2.99%) Confluence
5 29 (2.99%) SharePoint
6 22 (2.27%) Apache
7 21 (2.16%) Skype for Business
7 21 (2.16%) Tomcat
8 20 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 20 (2.06%) WebSphere
9 19 (1.96%) WebLogic
10 15 (1.55%) JBoss
11 14 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (1.44%) CMS
12 10 (1.03%) Apache Spark
12 10 (1.03%) Hubot
13 9 (0.93%) Anypoint
14 8 (0.82%) Drupal
14 8 (0.82%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.82%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.10%) Odoo
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 459 (47.32%) IaaS
2 381 (39.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 344 (35.46%) Amazon AWS
4 208 (21.44%) SaaS
5 100 (10.31%) OpenShift
6 56 (5.77%) Office 365
7 41 (4.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 40 (4.12%) GitHub
9 36 (3.71%) IBM Cloud
10 34 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 33 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
12 32 (3.30%) Bluemix
13 25 (2.58%) Heroku
14 24 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
15 23 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (1.75%) Amazon S3
17 16 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 15 (1.55%) Datadog
18 15 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
19 14 (1.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.19%) Firewall
2 49 (5.05%) DNS
3 45 (4.64%) VPN
4 34 (3.51%) SSL
5 32 (3.30%) Network Security
6 30 (3.09%) TCP/IP
7 29 (2.99%) HTTP
8 28 (2.89%) LAN
8 28 (2.89%) WAN
9 26 (2.68%) Internet
10 15 (1.55%) Skype
11 14 (1.44%) IPsec
12 9 (0.93%) Intranet
12 9 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.82%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.82%) LDAP
13 8 (0.82%) NetScaler
13 8 (0.82%) SAN
14 7 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (0.62%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.25%) MongoDB
3 40 (4.12%) Big Data
4 38 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (3.40%) NoSQL
6 31 (3.20%) Redis
7 30 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 28 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
9 27 (2.78%) Relational Database
10 24 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
13 16 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.44%) Power BI
16 13 (1.34%) MySQL
16 13 (1.34%) RDBMS
17 12 (1.24%) Data Lake
18 11 (1.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 169 (17.42%) Jenkins
2 144 (14.85%) Git (software)
3 52 (5.36%) JIRA
4 50 (5.15%) Maven
5 39 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
7 33 (3.40%) Selenium
8 32 (3.30%) IBM UrbanCode
9 31 (3.20%) Travis CI
10 26 (2.68%) Visual Studio
11 25 (2.58%) Gradle
12 22 (2.27%) gulp
13 20 (2.06%) CircleCI
14 18 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
15 17 (1.75%) Cucumber
16 16 (1.65%) JUnit
17 13 (1.34%) Bitbucket
17 13 (1.34%) GitLab
17 13 (1.34%) JMeter
17 13 (1.34%) SonarQube
General
1 197 (20.31%) Finance
2 102 (10.52%) Banking
3 35 (3.61%) Retail
4 24 (2.47%) Billing
5 18 (1.86%) Marketing
6 17 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.24%) Law
8 12 (1.24%) Legal
9 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.03%) Local Government
11 9 (0.93%) Electronics
12 7 (0.72%) Advertising
12 7 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.72%) Publishing
13 6 (0.62%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.41%) Military
15 3 (0.31%) Front Office
15 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.31%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (29.90%) Architect
2 173 (17.84%) Developer
3 154 (15.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 120 (12.37%) Cloud Architect
5 74 (7.63%) Consultant
6 60 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
7 57 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
7 57 (5.88%) Technical Architect
8 55 (5.67%) Azure Architect
9 52 (5.36%) AWS DevOps
10 47 (4.85%) Azure Engineer
11 44 (4.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 41 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
13 37 (3.81%) Azure Consultant
14 36 (3.71%) AWS Architect
15 34 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
15 34 (3.51%) Java Developer
15 34 (3.51%) Security Architect
16 32 (3.30%) Operations Engineer
17 31 (3.20%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (11.24%) .NET
2 107 (11.03%) Web Services
3 90 (9.28%) REST
3 90 (9.28%) Spring
4 84 (8.66%) Node.js
5 75 (7.73%) JSON
6 66 (6.80%) RESTful
7 56 (5.77%) Spring Boot
8 53 (5.46%) SOAP
9 50 (5.15%) Middleware
10 41 (4.23%) XML
11 40 (4.12%) HTML
12 34 (3.51%) AngularJS
13 30 (3.09%) J2EE
14 28 (2.89%) .NET Framework
15 27 (2.78%) ASP.NET
15 27 (2.78%) Django
15 27 (2.78%) Flask
15 27 (2.78%) OAuth
15 27 (2.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.04%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.33%) Cloud Native
4 36 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
5 34 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 27 (2.78%) Private Cloud
7 25 (2.58%) User Experience
8 24 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (2.27%) Virtual Team
10 20 (2.06%) Computer Science
10 20 (2.06%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.96%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.65%) PKI
13 10 (1.03%) Fintech
14 9 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
16 6 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 5 (0.52%) FMCG
17 5 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 210 (21.65%) Linux
2 170 (17.53%) Windows
3 81 (8.35%) Unix
4 48 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (4.23%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.44%) Ubuntu
7 13 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.24%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.03%) CoreOS
10 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.62%) AIX
11 6 (0.62%) HPUX
11 6 (0.62%) Solaris
12 5 (0.52%) Android
12 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.41%) VMS
14 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.21%) CentOS
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (42.06%) DevOps
2 392 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
4 155 (15.98%) Microservices
5 144 (14.85%) Open Source
6 134 (13.81%) Scrum
7 117 (12.06%) Configuration Management
8 107 (11.03%) SOA
9 105 (10.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 100 (10.31%) TDD
11 83 (8.56%) Migration
12 66 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
13 63 (6.49%) Kanban
14 62 (6.39%) ITIL
14 62 (6.39%) Test Automation
15 54 (5.57%) Software Engineering
15 54 (5.57%) TOGAF
16 51 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 49 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
17 49 (5.05%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 244 (25.15%) Java
2 196 (20.21%) Python
3 107 (11.03%) SQL
4 91 (9.38%) PowerShell
5 86 (8.87%) Ruby
6 82 (8.45%) JavaScript
7 71 (7.32%) Go
8 58 (5.98%) Groovy
9 49 (5.05%) C#
10 36 (3.71%) Perl
10 36 (3.71%) Shell Script
11 34 (3.51%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.06%) PHP
13 16 (1.65%) C++
14 15 (1.55%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.44%) Scala
16 13 (1.34%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.24%) ES6
17 12 (1.24%) T-SQL
18 10 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 111 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 84 (8.66%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.36%) Degree
4 17 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (1.24%) CISSP
7 10 (1.03%) AWS Certification
7 10 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.03%) MCSE
8 9 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.62%) CISM
12 4 (0.41%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.41%) CCIE
12 4 (0.41%) CISA
12 4 (0.41%) ISEB
12 4 (0.41%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.58%) QA
2 10 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.93%) GDPR
3 9 (0.93%) SLA
4 8 (0.82%) COBIT
5 5 (0.52%) PMO
6 4 (0.41%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.21%) GCP
7 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.21%) RMADS
8 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) GxP
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 142 (14.64%) Docker
2 79 (8.14%) Active Directory
3 50 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (2.47%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.13%) vCloud
7 10 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.03%) vSphere
8 7 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.72%) XenServer
9 5 (0.52%) HDFS
9 5 (0.52%) pfSense
10 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.31%) KVM
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.21%) OpenDJ
12 2 (0.21%) OpenIDM
13 1 (0.10%) GFS2
13 1 (0.10%) OCFS2
13 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 194 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 181 (18.66%) Puppet
3 178 (18.35%) Ansible
4 73 (7.53%) Kubernetes
5 51 (5.26%) Terraform
6 26 (2.68%) Salt
7 15 (1.55%) SCOM
8 13 (1.34%) Nagios
9 12 (1.24%) SCCM
10 11 (1.13%) Consul
11 8 (0.82%) Mesos
12 6 (0.62%) logstash
13 5 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (0.52%) Ganglia
13 5 (0.52%) Graphite
14 4 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.41%) Kibana
14 4 (0.41%) StatsD
14 4 (0.41%) vRealize
14 4 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 209 (21.55%) Microsoft
2 93 (9.59%) VMware
3 82 (8.45%) Oracle
4 64 (6.60%) Red Hat
5 40 (4.12%) Splunk
6 37 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
7 34 (3.51%) IBM
8 32 (3.30%) Google
9 29 (2.99%) MuleSoft
10 27 (2.78%) New Relic
10 27 (2.78%) ServiceNow
11 26 (2.68%) AppDynamics
11 26 (2.68%) Cisco
12 24 (2.47%) Citrix
13 19 (1.96%) SAP
14 14 (1.44%) Dell
15 13 (1.34%) Apigee
16 12 (1.24%) CheckPoint
17 9 (0.93%) EMC
18 8 (0.82%) CA
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