Period
to

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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 143 120 172
Rank change year-on-year -23 +52 0
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,378 1,154 594
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.90% 2.19% 1.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.32% 6.13% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 754 399
10th Percentile £412 £406 £412
25th Percentile £475 £461 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +3.77%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £699 £703
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 2
10th Percentile £72.50 £16.10 £62.15
25th Percentile £75.12 £43.63 £62.38
Median hourly rate £81.86 £60.00 £64.00
Median % change year-on-year +36.43% -6.25% -20.00%
75th Percentile £86.23 £62.94 £65.63
90th Percentile £87.42 £74.23 £65.85
UK median hourly rate £81.86 £60.00 £64.00
% change year-on-year +36.43% -6.25% -20.00%

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 25,896 18,822 11,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.70% 35.69% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,098 13,430 8,402
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
25th Percentile £446 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £509 £500
% change year-on-year +8.16% +1.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 323 167
10th Percentile £13.91 £11.83 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -2.44%
75th Percentile £42.00 £39.50 £34.63
90th Percentile £73.90 £64.90 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.44%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS in England.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in England

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in England over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in England

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PaaS in England.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -21 784 £600 +10.09% 138
South East +29 227 £528 +6.57% 38
North of England -41 144 £525 - 50
North West -22 73 £550 +5.26% 24
Yorkshire -24 54 £525 +2.44% 24
Midlands -59 46 £588 +17.50% 36
East of England -1 34 £425 -22.73% 18
South West -18 34 £525 +5.00% 19
West Midlands -54 34 £563 +7.14% 27
North East -6 21 £525 -7.89% 2
East Midlands -22 12 £613 +28.95% 9
South Coast - 4 £750 -
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 879 (63.79%) Azure
2 758 (55.01%) IaaS
3 592 (42.96%) DevOps
4 553 (40.13%) SaaS
5 452 (32.80%) Agile
6 451 (32.73%) CI/CD
7 442 (32.08%) Microsoft
8 385 (27.94%) Terraform
9 376 (27.29%) AWS
10 285 (20.68%) Kubernetes
11 283 (20.54%) Finance
12 278 (20.17%) Linux
13 272 (19.74%) Oracle
14 271 (19.67%) Azure DevOps
15 266 (19.30%) Windows
16 259 (18.80%) Security Cleared
17 254 (18.43%) SQL
18 250 (18.14%) PowerShell
19 238 (17.27%) Infrastructure as Code
20 235 (17.05%) Social Skills
21 223 (16.18%) SC Cleared
22 220 (15.97%) Microservices
23 215 (15.60%) Docker
24 192 (13.93%) Migration
25 191 (13.86%) Python
26 174 (12.63%) Jenkins
27 163 (11.83%) .NET
28 162 (11.76%) Git (software)
29 158 (11.47%) Serverless
30 157 (11.39%) Firewall

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 61 (4.43%) Confluence
2 48 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 42 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
4 35 (2.54%) OpenStack
5 33 (2.39%) IIS
6 30 (2.18%) Apache
7 27 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 23 (1.67%) nginx
8 23 (1.67%) Skype for Business
9 22 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 19 (1.38%) Apache Spark
11 15 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (1.09%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
13 9 (0.65%) Mule
14 7 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.51%) Camunda
14 7 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.073%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 94 (6.82%) Oracle ERP
2 69 (5.01%) Oracle Payables
3 66 (4.79%) Oracle Receivables
4 65 (4.72%) Oracle Cash Management
5 24 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
6 17 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.36%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.36%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.36%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.22%) Bloomberg AIM
10 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.073%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 879 (63.79%) Azure
2 758 (55.01%) IaaS
3 553 (40.13%) SaaS
4 376 (27.29%) AWS
5 271 (19.67%) Azure DevOps
6 158 (11.47%) Serverless
7 124 (9.00%) GitHub
8 117 (8.49%) GCP
9 113 (8.20%) Power Platform
10 97 (7.04%) Microsoft 365
11 89 (6.46%) Azure Active Directory
12 78 (5.66%) Azure AKS
13 73 (5.30%) Azure Monitor
14 68 (4.93%) Azure Logic Apps
15 63 (4.57%) AWS CloudFormation
16 60 (4.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 54 (3.92%) Azure Functions
18 53 (3.85%) OpenShift
19 48 (3.48%) PowerApps
20 47 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 157 (11.39%) Firewall
2 85 (6.17%) DNS
3 57 (4.14%) Network Security
4 55 (3.99%) VPN
5 48 (3.48%) WAN
6 41 (2.98%) Internet
6 41 (2.98%) SSL
7 37 (2.69%) LAN
8 34 (2.47%) TCP/IP
9 31 (2.25%) DHCP
10 30 (2.18%) DMZ
11 24 (1.74%) Skype
12 21 (1.52%) IPsec
13 20 (1.45%) OSPF
14 17 (1.23%) HTTP
14 17 (1.23%) Wireless
15 16 (1.16%) IKE
15 16 (1.16%) SNMP
15 16 (1.16%) TACACS
15 16 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.93%) Oracle Reports
3 61 (4.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 61 (4.43%) Power BI
4 54 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 50 (3.63%) MongoDB
6 42 (3.05%) Data Lake
7 40 (2.90%) MySQL
7 40 (2.90%) NoSQL
8 39 (2.83%) Big Data
9 38 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
10 36 (2.61%) Oracle Database
11 30 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (2.10%) Relational Database
13 27 (1.96%) Redis
14 25 (1.81%) Hadoop
15 24 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
17 14 (1.02%) Couchbase
18 13 (0.94%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 174 (12.63%) Jenkins
2 162 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 109 (7.91%) JIRA
4 53 (3.85%) GitLab
5 42 (3.05%) TeamCity
6 41 (2.98%) Maven
6 41 (2.98%) SonarQube
7 34 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 32 (2.32%) Postman
9 31 (2.25%) SoapUI
10 23 (1.67%) Selenium
11 22 (1.60%) Gradle
12 21 (1.52%) PowerDesigner
13 16 (1.16%) Bitbucket
13 16 (1.16%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (0.94%) Visual Studio
16 12 (0.87%) IntelliJ
17 11 (0.80%) Mockito
General
1 283 (20.54%) Finance
2 235 (17.05%) Social Skills
3 136 (9.87%) Public Sector
4 92 (6.68%) Banking
5 86 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (5.37%) Billing
7 64 (4.64%) General Ledger
8 61 (4.43%) Telecoms
9 39 (2.83%) Influencing Skills
10 37 (2.69%) Marketing
11 34 (2.47%) Manufacturing
12 26 (1.89%) Electronics
13 25 (1.81%) Presentation Skills
14 23 (1.67%) Games
15 21 (1.52%) Front Office
16 20 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
17 18 (1.31%) Law
18 17 (1.23%) Legal
18 17 (1.23%) Retail
19 15 (1.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 414 (30.04%) Architect
2 213 (15.46%) Azure Engineer
3 188 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
4 166 (12.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 114 (8.27%) Developer
6 110 (7.98%) Cloud Engineer
7 91 (6.60%) Azure Architect
8 88 (6.39%) Cloud Architect
9 80 (5.81%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 66 (4.79%) Oracle Specialist
11 61 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 48 (3.48%) Infrastructure Architect
13 47 (3.41%) AWS Architect
14 43 (3.12%) Security Architect
15 40 (2.90%) Security Engineer
16 38 (2.76%) Analyst
17 34 (2.47%) Data Engineer
18 31 (2.25%) Azure Developer
18 31 (2.25%) Lead Architect
18 31 (2.25%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (11.83%) .NET
2 109 (7.91%) REST
3 96 (6.97%) JSON
4 82 (5.95%) Kafka
5 71 (5.15%) ARM Templates
6 66 (4.79%) Middleware
7 62 (4.50%) SOAP
8 55 (3.99%) Web Services
9 53 (3.85%) .NET Core
10 52 (3.77%) Oracle Fusion
10 52 (3.77%) React
11 48 (3.48%) Node.js
11 48 (3.48%) XML
12 46 (3.34%) XSLT
13 45 (3.27%) AngularJS
14 44 (3.19%) OAuth
15 38 (2.76%) RESTful
16 36 (2.61%) CSS
17 34 (2.47%) jQuery
18 31 (2.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 150 (10.89%) Public Cloud
2 84 (6.10%) Private Cloud
3 71 (5.15%) Hybrid Cloud
4 62 (4.50%) Cloud Native
5 60 (4.35%) PKI
6 55 (3.99%) Data Protection Act
7 53 (3.85%) Replication
8 49 (3.56%) Data Centre
9 40 (2.90%) Mobile App
10 39 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
11 38 (2.76%) Management Information System
12 34 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
13 33 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (2.25%) User Experience
15 25 (1.81%) IoT
15 25 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (1.31%) Virtual Team
17 16 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 13 (0.94%) Data Structures
19 10 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 278 (20.17%) Linux
2 266 (19.30%) Windows
3 88 (6.39%) Unix
4 79 (5.73%) Windows Server
5 42 (3.05%) VMS
6 39 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.45%) Android
8 18 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.80%) Debian
11 11 (0.80%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (0.65%) CentOS
14 7 (0.51%) Solaris
15 4 (0.29%) AIX
15 4 (0.29%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.073%) CoreOS
17 1 (0.073%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (42.96%) DevOps
2 452 (32.80%) Agile
3 451 (32.73%) CI/CD
4 238 (17.27%) Infrastructure as Code
5 220 (15.97%) Microservices
6 192 (13.93%) Migration
7 156 (11.32%) Test Automation
8 136 (9.87%) Scrum
9 130 (9.43%) ERP
10 128 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
11 127 (9.22%) Analytics
12 118 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
13 104 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
14 101 (7.33%) Data Protection
15 97 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
16 94 (6.82%) Cybersecurity
17 93 (6.75%) SDLC
18 88 (6.39%) ITIL
19 86 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 81 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 254 (18.43%) SQL
2 250 (18.14%) PowerShell
3 191 (13.86%) Python
4 129 (9.36%) Java
5 127 (9.22%) C#
6 114 (8.27%) Bash
7 101 (7.33%) JavaScript
8 50 (3.63%) Shell Script
9 36 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 28 (2.03%) Perl
11 24 (1.74%) C
12 23 (1.67%) Go
13 21 (1.52%) Ruby
14 17 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.87%) TypeScript
16 9 (0.65%) Apple Swift
16 9 (0.65%) Kotlin
16 9 (0.65%) PHP
16 9 (0.65%) R
17 8 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 259 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 223 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 64 (4.64%) ISEB
4 63 (4.57%) ISTQB
5 39 (2.83%) Degree
6 31 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (1.60%) CISSP
8 21 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.02%) MCSE
10 13 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.94%) OCP
10 13 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
10 13 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
11 12 (0.87%) CISM
12 11 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (0.73%) CEH
13 10 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.65%) AWS Certification
15 8 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
16 7 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.69%) QA
2 36 (2.61%) SLA
3 32 (2.32%) GDPR
4 31 (2.25%) Data Quality
5 19 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (1.31%) NCSC
7 17 (1.23%) NIST
8 7 (0.51%) NIST 800
8 7 (0.51%) RMADS
9 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.29%) PMO
11 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.22%) GAAP
11 3 (0.22%) GxP
11 3 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.22%) OASIS TOSCA
11 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.15%) COBIT
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 215 (15.60%) Docker
2 132 (9.58%) Active Directory
3 95 (6.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (5.37%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (2.32%) Hyper-V
6 27 (1.96%) vCloud
7 26 (1.89%) vSphere
8 17 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
9 15 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.15%) OpenAM
14 1 (0.073%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.073%) LXC
14 1 (0.073%) Platform Symphony
14 1 (0.073%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.073%) XenApp
14 1 (0.073%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 385 (27.94%) Terraform
2 285 (20.68%) Kubernetes
3 147 (10.67%) Ansible
4 47 (3.41%) Puppet
5 39 (2.83%) SCCM
6 34 (2.47%) Prometheus
7 31 (2.25%) Grafana
8 28 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
9 23 (1.67%) Consul
10 22 (1.60%) SCVMM
11 19 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
13 15 (1.09%) Data Guard
13 15 (1.09%) Packer
13 15 (1.09%) ZABBIX
14 14 (1.02%) HAProxy
15 13 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (0.94%) Kibana
15 13 (0.94%) Rancher
16 11 (0.80%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 442 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 272 (19.74%) Oracle
3 141 (10.23%) VMware
4 69 (5.01%) Databricks
5 63 (4.57%) SAP
6 53 (3.85%) Google
7 47 (3.41%) IBM
7 47 (3.41%) Splunk
8 43 (3.12%) Citrix
9 39 (2.83%) Red Hat
10 36 (2.61%) ServiceNow
11 35 (2.54%) Cisco
12 31 (2.25%) CA
13 27 (1.96%) MuleSoft
13 27 (1.96%) Sitecore
14 26 (1.89%) AppDynamics
15 25 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
16 23 (1.67%) BiZZdesign
16 23 (1.67%) F5
17 20 (1.45%) CyberArk