Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 246 273
Rank change year-on-year +51 +27 +160
Contract jobs citing PaaS 666 488 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.44% 1.09% 0.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.73% 6.31% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 353 300
London median daily rate £540 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £408 £413 £425
90th Percentile £720 £750 £651
England median daily rate £525 £525 £501
% change year-on-year - +4.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
London median hourly rate £59.84 £34.36 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.14% -27.28% -
10th Percentile £56.73 £34.36 £46.13
90th Percentile £62.94 £34.36 £48.38
England median hourly rate £59.84 £65.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year -7.95% +37.57% -5.50%

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 11,614 7,736 6,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 25.17% 17.36% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,560 5,715 4,465
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £488 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +3.72% +4.44% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 72 53
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.15 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.44% -3.86% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £14.60
90th Percentile £84.50 £165.00 £96.50
England median hourly rate £17.80 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -11.00% +5.26% -20.00%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in London

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PaaS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in London

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in London over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in London

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS in London.

Contractor 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 15 October 2018. 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 +30 125 £525 -9.68% 46
East London -1 24 £475 +35.71% 6
West London -4 21 £488 -17.02% 31
South London -17 17 £525 -34.38% 2
North London -1 7 £475 +19.50% 1
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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.

1 390 (58.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 372 (55.86%) IaaS
3 269 (40.39%) Agile Software Development
4 254 (38.14%) DevOps
5 243 (36.49%) Amazon AWS
6 220 (33.03%) SaaS
7 196 (29.43%) Finance
8 171 (25.68%) Microsoft
9 152 (22.82%) Docker
10 150 (22.52%) Linux
11 137 (20.57%) Java
11 137 (20.57%) Kubernetes
12 123 (18.47%) SQL
13 118 (17.72%) Windows
14 117 (17.57%) Python
15 108 (16.22%) Migration
16 105 (15.77%) Jenkins
16 105 (15.77%) Ansible
17 98 (14.71%) Git (software)
18 96 (14.41%) Microservices
19 95 (14.26%) PowerShell
20 91 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
21 90 (13.51%) Active Directory
22 85 (12.76%) Analytics
23 81 (12.16%) SQL Server
24 78 (11.71%) Oracle
25 76 (11.41%) Security Cleared
26 74 (11.11%) JavaScript
26 74 (11.11%) Puppet
27 73 (10.96%) Firewall

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 51 (7.66%) Cloud Foundry
2 31 (4.65%) nginx
3 25 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.15%) IIS
5 18 (2.70%) CMS
6 16 (2.40%) Apache Spark
7 14 (2.10%) Apache
8 13 (1.95%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.80%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.80%) Oracle Service Bus
9 12 (1.80%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.35%) Confluence
10 9 (1.35%) JBoss
10 9 (1.35%) WordPress
11 8 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.05%) Apache Solr
12 7 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.75%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.45%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 390 (58.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 372 (55.86%) IaaS
3 243 (36.49%) Amazon AWS
4 220 (33.03%) SaaS
5 64 (9.61%) Office 365
6 61 (9.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 46 (6.91%) OpenShift
8 36 (5.41%) Serverless
9 29 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 24 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 24 (3.60%) npm
11 21 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (2.85%) Datadog
12 19 (2.85%) GitHub
13 18 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (2.40%) Amazon S3
15 16 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 13 (1.95%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.96%) Firewall
2 35 (5.26%) VPN
3 30 (4.50%) DNS
4 22 (3.30%) HTTP
4 22 (3.30%) SSL
4 22 (3.30%) WAN
5 21 (3.15%) LAN
5 21 (3.15%) Network Security
6 16 (2.40%) TCP/IP
7 14 (2.10%) Wireless
8 12 (1.80%) Internet
9 11 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (1.65%) WLAN
10 10 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (1.20%) DMZ
12 6 (0.90%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.90%) SMTP
13 5 (0.75%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.75%) Intranet
14 4 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.76%) NoSQL
3 43 (6.46%) Azure SQL Database
4 38 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (5.11%) MongoDB
6 34 (5.11%) Relational Database
7 32 (4.80%) Big Data
8 25 (3.75%) Data Lake
9 24 (3.60%) Cosmos DB
9 24 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (3.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 21 (3.15%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (2.85%) Oracle Database
14 18 (2.70%) Redis
15 17 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (2.40%) Hadoop
16 16 (2.40%) Power BI
17 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 105 (15.77%) Jenkins
2 98 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 61 (9.16%) Visual Studio Team System
4 41 (6.16%) Maven
5 40 (6.01%) JIRA
6 38 (5.71%) Visual Studio
7 35 (5.26%) IBM UrbanCode
7 35 (5.26%) Travis CI
8 30 (4.50%) CircleCI
9 27 (4.05%) Gradle
9 27 (4.05%) TeamCity
10 26 (3.90%) Bitbucket
11 21 (3.15%) Artifactory
11 21 (3.15%) gulp
12 18 (2.70%) Subversion
13 17 (2.55%) Mercurial
14 16 (2.40%) Sublime Text
15 15 (2.25%) Selenium
16 14 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 196 (29.43%) Finance
2 66 (9.91%) Banking
3 36 (5.41%) Retail
4 19 (2.85%) Financial Institution
5 17 (2.55%) Law
5 17 (2.55%) Legal
6 16 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.50%) Marketing
8 7 (1.05%) Billing
9 6 (0.90%) Games
10 3 (0.45%) Advertising
10 3 (0.45%) Front Office
10 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Electronics
11 2 (0.30%) Local Government
11 2 (0.30%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (24.47%) Architect
2 135 (20.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 128 (19.22%) Developer
4 54 (8.11%) Cloud Architect
5 50 (7.51%) Azure DevOps
6 49 (7.36%) Azure Architect
7 48 (7.21%) Consultant
8 45 (6.76%) Azure Engineer
9 42 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
10 38 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
11 31 (4.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 28 (4.20%) AWS Engineer
13 26 (3.90%) React Developer
14 25 (3.75%) Senior Developer
15 24 (3.60%) Java Developer
15 24 (3.60%) Technical Architect
16 22 (3.30%) Applications Developer
16 22 (3.30%) Mobile Applications Developer
17 20 (3.00%) Security Architect
18 19 (2.85%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.96%) JSON
2 71 (10.66%) .NET
3 70 (10.51%) Node.js
4 51 (7.66%) Web Services
5 44 (6.61%) OAuth
5 44 (6.61%) REST
5 44 (6.61%) RESTful
6 40 (6.01%) AngularJS
7 34 (5.11%) Spring
8 31 (4.65%) CSS
8 31 (4.65%) Middleware
8 31 (4.65%) React
8 31 (4.65%) SAML
9 28 (4.20%) OpenID
9 28 (4.20%) React Native
10 27 (4.05%) HTML
11 21 (3.15%) .NET Core
11 21 (3.15%) LDAP
12 19 (2.85%) Java EE
12 19 (2.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.21%) Public Cloud
2 46 (6.91%) User Experience
3 37 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 32 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.80%) Mobile App
5 28 (4.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 26 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (3.75%) Cloud Native
8 24 (3.60%) Private Cloud
9 18 (2.70%) Management Information System
10 17 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (2.25%) Fintech
11 15 (2.25%) PKI
12 13 (1.95%) Computer Science
13 12 (1.80%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.65%) Hedge funds
15 10 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 150 (22.52%) Linux
2 118 (17.72%) Windows
3 44 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 44 (6.61%) Unix
3 44 (6.61%) Windows Server
4 36 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 26 (3.90%) Android
6 13 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.05%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.90%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.75%) VMS
10 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (40.39%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (38.14%) DevOps
3 108 (16.22%) Migration
4 96 (14.41%) Microservices
5 91 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
6 85 (12.76%) Analytics
7 70 (10.51%) Open Source
8 68 (10.21%) Scrum
9 48 (7.21%) Continuous Delivery
10 45 (6.76%) TDD
11 42 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (6.31%) Kanban
11 42 (6.31%) SDLC
12 41 (6.16%) Configuration Management
12 41 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (6.01%) Data Modelling
13 40 (6.01%) ITIL
13 40 (6.01%) Test Automation
14 37 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
15 36 (5.41%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (20.57%) Java
2 123 (18.47%) SQL
3 117 (17.57%) Python
4 95 (14.26%) PowerShell
5 74 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 37 (5.56%) C#
7 35 (5.26%) Go
8 33 (4.95%) Ruby
9 29 (4.35%) Java 8
10 28 (4.20%) Groovy
11 27 (4.05%) Perl
12 24 (3.60%) C
12 24 (3.60%) Shell Script
13 23 (3.45%) Bash Shell
14 16 (2.40%) JSX
15 11 (1.65%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.65%) Scala
16 8 (1.20%) R
17 7 (1.05%) C++
18 6 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 62 (9.31%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.05%) Degree
4 13 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.50%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.05%) CISSP
7 7 (1.05%) MCSE
8 6 (0.90%) CCIE
8 6 (0.90%) CCNA
8 6 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.60%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.45%) CCNP
11 3 (0.45%) CEH
11 3 (0.45%) MCTS
11 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.15%) QA
2 11 (1.65%) HIPAA
2 11 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.50%) FedRAMP
3 10 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.35%) GDPR
5 7 (1.05%) SLA
6 6 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) HAZOP
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 152 (22.82%) Docker
2 90 (13.51%) Active Directory
3 37 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.75%) HDFS
7 4 (0.60%) KVM
7 4 (0.60%) LXC
7 4 (0.60%) vSphere
8 3 (0.45%) vCloud
9 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.30%) XenApp
10 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.15%) IAG
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 137 (20.57%) Kubernetes
2 105 (15.77%) Ansible
3 74 (11.11%) Puppet
4 59 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (7.96%) Terraform
6 20 (3.00%) Single Sign-On
7 17 (2.55%) SCCM
8 13 (1.95%) ITRS Geneos
9 11 (1.65%) BladeLogic
9 11 (1.65%) Rancher
10 10 (1.50%) CASB
10 10 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (1.35%) Nagios
12 8 (1.20%) SCOM
13 7 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (1.05%) logstash
13 7 (1.05%) Sysdig
14 6 (0.90%) HockeyApp
14 6 (0.90%) Kibana
14 6 (0.90%) Mesos
Vendors
1 171 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 78 (11.71%) Oracle
3 42 (6.31%) Red Hat
4 37 (5.56%) Splunk
5 35 (5.26%) Google
6 32 (4.80%) VMware
7 20 (3.00%) AppDynamics
8 16 (2.40%) Cisco
8 16 (2.40%) IBM
9 15 (2.25%) New Relic
10 14 (2.10%) Citrix
10 14 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.65%) CyberArk
12 10 (1.50%) Micro Focus
12 10 (1.50%) Okta
13 9 (1.35%) Tableau
14 8 (1.20%) CA
14 8 (1.20%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.20%) MuleSoft
14 8 (1.20%) SAP