Period
to 8 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 8 July 2020 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)
England > London
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 169 210
Rank change year-on-year +1 +41 -4
Contract jobs citing PaaS 304 700 623
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.71% 1.68% 1.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.11% 5.29% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 512 447
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £425 £413
90th Percentile £721 £713 £688
England median daily rate £550 £531 £510
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.17% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.36% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -39.13% +4.55% -15.38%

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5,951 13,224 11,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.49% 31.67% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,259 9,555 8,522
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 100 90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -2.00% +17.37%
10th Percentile £20.00 £17.50 £14.14
90th Percentile £54.50 £68.88 £90.58
Median hourly rate £34.00 £23.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +41.93% +19.78% -2.44%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in London

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for PaaS in London

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in London over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in London

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for PaaS in London

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the London region over the 6 months to 8 July 2020. 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
Central London +34 38 £550 - 4
West London +36 8 £543 +11.28% 3
East London +38 7 £550 -8.33% 2
South London +9 2 £450 -13.25% 3
North London +11 1 £550 -21.43% 1
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 190 (62.50%) Azure
2 151 (49.67%) IaaS
3 134 (44.08%) SaaS
4 122 (40.13%) DevOps
5 95 (31.25%) Windows
6 93 (30.59%) Microsoft
7 83 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (22.37%) AWS
9 64 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 62 (20.39%) Migration
11 58 (19.08%) Finance
11 58 (19.08%) DNS
11 58 (19.08%) Kubernetes
12 57 (18.75%) Linux
12 57 (18.75%) SQL
13 56 (18.42%) Oracle
13 56 (18.42%) SC Cleared
14 55 (18.09%) Git (software)
14 55 (18.09%) Firewall
15 47 (15.46%) Java
15 47 (15.46%) Python
16 46 (15.13%) PowerShell
16 46 (15.13%) Terraform
17 44 (14.47%) Jenkins
18 41 (13.49%) Active Directory
19 40 (13.16%) .NET
20 39 (12.83%) VPN
21 37 (12.17%) JavaScript
21 37 (12.17%) Office 365
22 36 (11.84%) Docker

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 22 (7.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 21 (6.91%) WebLogic
3 15 (4.93%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (3.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (2.96%) Apache
5 9 (2.96%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.30%) Confluence
6 7 (2.30%) nginx
6 7 (2.30%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.32%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.99%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.66%) IIS
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.33%) CMS
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.33%) JBoss
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.62%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.32%) Elite 3E
2 4 (1.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.66%) Magento
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.66%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.33%) Actimize
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 190 (62.50%) Azure
2 151 (49.67%) IaaS
3 134 (44.08%) SaaS
4 68 (22.37%) AWS
5 37 (12.17%) Office 365
6 31 (10.20%) GCP
7 21 (6.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 20 (6.58%) Serverless
9 18 (5.92%) Power Platform
10 15 (4.93%) GitHub
11 12 (3.95%) Amazon EKS
11 12 (3.95%) Route 53
12 11 (3.62%) npm
13 10 (3.29%) Slack
14 9 (2.96%) Stackdriver
15 8 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (2.63%) OpenShift
16 6 (1.97%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 58 (19.08%) DNS
2 55 (18.09%) Firewall
3 39 (12.83%) VPN
4 31 (10.20%) DMZ
5 25 (8.22%) TCP/IP
6 18 (5.92%) Internet
6 18 (5.92%) WAN
7 16 (5.26%) HTTP
8 13 (4.28%) SSL
9 11 (3.62%) Kerberos
9 11 (3.62%) Network Security
9 11 (3.62%) OSPF
10 9 (2.96%) Intranet
10 9 (2.96%) LAN
10 9 (2.96%) SNMP
10 9 (2.96%) TACACS
10 9 (2.96%) Wireless
11 8 (2.63%) Skype
12 6 (1.97%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.88%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (5.59%) Oracle ODI
3 17 (5.59%) Power BI
4 15 (4.93%) Azure SQL Database
4 15 (4.93%) Cosmos DB
4 15 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (4.61%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (4.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 13 (4.28%) MySQL
6 13 (4.28%) Redis
7 10 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (2.96%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.96%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.63%) Big Data
10 7 (2.30%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.32%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.32%) HBase
Development Applications
1 55 (18.09%) Git (software)
2 44 (14.47%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.92%) JIRA
4 17 (5.59%) Postman
5 13 (4.28%) SoapUI
6 12 (3.95%) Artifactory
7 11 (3.62%) gulp
7 11 (3.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (3.29%) Maven
9 8 (2.63%) CircleCI
9 8 (2.63%) Travis CI
10 7 (2.30%) Gradle
10 7 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (1.32%) Grunt
11 4 (1.32%) Selenium
11 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.32%) webpack
12 3 (0.99%) Subversion
12 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (19.08%) Finance
2 35 (11.51%) Public Sector
3 20 (6.58%) Manufacturing
4 19 (6.25%) Banking
5 14 (4.61%) Marketing
6 13 (4.28%) Electronics
6 13 (4.28%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.62%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.96%) Front Office
9 5 (1.64%) Back Office
9 5 (1.64%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.64%) Legal
10 4 (1.32%) French Language
11 3 (0.99%) Law
11 3 (0.99%) Retail
11 3 (0.99%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.66%) Advertising
12 2 (0.66%) Billing
12 2 (0.66%) German Language
12 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (20.72%) Architect
2 60 (19.74%) Developer
3 45 (14.80%) Cloud Engineer
4 33 (10.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (8.22%) Azure Engineer
6 21 (6.91%) Azure Architect
7 18 (5.92%) Cloud Architect
8 17 (5.59%) Azure Developer
8 17 (5.59%) Consultant
9 15 (4.93%) Office 365 Engineer
9 15 (4.93%) Technical Architect
10 14 (4.61%) Cloud Developer
10 14 (4.61%) Platform Engineer
11 13 (4.28%) Windows Engineer
12 12 (3.95%) Senior DevOps
12 12 (3.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.96%) DevOps Developer
13 9 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (2.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.16%) .NET
2 30 (9.87%) Oracle Fusion
2 30 (9.87%) Web Services
3 28 (9.21%) REST
4 25 (8.22%) SAML
5 24 (7.89%) HTML
6 18 (5.92%) SOAP
7 17 (5.59%) CSS
7 17 (5.59%) XML
8 15 (4.93%) .NET Core
8 15 (4.93%) JSON
9 13 (4.28%) XSLT
10 12 (3.95%) Node.js
10 12 (3.95%) React
11 11 (3.62%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (3.62%) Middleware
11 11 (3.62%) Velocity
12 10 (3.29%) ASP.NET
13 9 (2.96%) Kafka
14 8 (2.63%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.55%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.59%) User Experience
3 14 (4.61%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (3.95%) PKI
6 11 (3.62%) Replication
6 11 (3.62%) Social Media
7 9 (2.96%) Cloud Native
7 9 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.64%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.32%) Derivative
11 4 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.32%) iPad
12 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.99%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 95 (31.25%) Windows
2 57 (18.75%) Linux
3 29 (9.54%) Windows Server
4 24 (7.89%) Windows 10
5 15 (4.93%) Unix
6 13 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.96%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.64%) VMS
11 4 (1.32%) CentOS
12 3 (0.99%) Android
12 3 (0.99%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (40.13%) DevOps
2 83 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (20.39%) Migration
4 33 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (10.53%) SOA
6 28 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (9.21%) Software Engineering
7 27 (8.88%) Infrastructure as Code
8 26 (8.55%) High Availability
8 26 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (8.22%) Mentoring
9 25 (8.22%) Microservices
10 24 (7.89%) Test Automation
11 23 (7.57%) Analytics
12 20 (6.58%) Dashboard Development
12 20 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 19 (6.25%) Computer Science
13 19 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 18 (5.92%) ERP
14 18 (5.92%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (18.75%) SQL
2 47 (15.46%) Java
2 47 (15.46%) Python
3 46 (15.13%) PowerShell
4 37 (12.17%) JavaScript
5 34 (11.18%) Bash Shell
6 33 (10.86%) C#
7 27 (8.88%) C
7 27 (8.88%) Shell Script
8 24 (7.89%) Ruby
9 15 (4.93%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.29%) Go
10 10 (3.29%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.30%) Groovy
12 6 (1.97%) C++
12 6 (1.97%) Perl
12 6 (1.97%) VBScript
13 5 (1.64%) PHP
13 5 (1.64%) R
14 4 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 56 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.89%) Degree
4 19 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.64%) MCITP
8 5 (1.64%) MCSE
9 3 (0.99%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.99%) CISSP
10 2 (0.66%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) CEH
11 1 (0.33%) CISM
11 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.33%) ISEB
11 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.33%) MCP
11 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.93%) QA
2 13 (4.28%) GDPR
3 3 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.99%) PMO
4 2 (0.66%) GxP
4 2 (0.66%) NIST
5 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.33%) NCSC
5 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (13.49%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.84%) Docker
3 20 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.32%) HDFS
5 4 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (0.99%) Gluster
6 3 (0.99%) XenApp
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.33%) LXC
8 1 (0.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 58 (19.08%) Kubernetes
2 46 (15.13%) Terraform
3 31 (10.20%) Ansible
4 30 (9.87%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (5.26%) SCCM
6 11 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (3.29%) Prometheus
8 6 (1.97%) SCOM
9 4 (1.32%) Ambari
9 4 (1.32%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (1.32%) Oozie
9 4 (1.32%) Packer
10 3 (0.99%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.99%) Argo
10 3 (0.99%) Control-M
10 3 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.99%) Puppet
10 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 93 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 56 (18.42%) Oracle
3 21 (6.91%) Cisco
3 21 (6.91%) Google
3 21 (6.91%) SAP
3 21 (6.91%) Splunk
4 13 (4.28%) Tableau
5 12 (3.95%) VMware
6 9 (2.96%) Databricks
6 9 (2.96%) Dynatrace
7 8 (2.63%) Lets Encrypt
8 7 (2.30%) Citrix
8 7 (2.30%) HP
8 7 (2.30%) Reuters
8 7 (2.30%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.97%) Palo Alto
9 6 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.97%) Symantec
10 5 (1.64%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.32%) Cloudera