Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 163 151
Rank change year-on-year +42 -12 +66
Contract jobs citing PaaS 518 343 764
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.17% 1.65% 1.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.68% 4.85% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 221 555
10th Percentile £413 £400 £425
25th Percentile £463 £450 £481
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -2.27% - -
75th Percentile £638 £638 £650
90th Percentile £693 £705 £713
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £62.00 - -
England median hourly rate £59.00 £64.00 £81.25
% change year-on-year -7.81% -21.23% +47.73%

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 9,118 7,067 12,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.20% 34.03% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,718 5,283 9,136
10th Percentile £363 £325 £350
25th Percentile £431 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £625 £625 £606
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 47 66
10th Percentile £15.38 £14.20 £12.88
25th Percentile £21.37 £19.35 £17.92
Median hourly rate £44.75 £25.00 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year +79.00% +17.65% -15.00%
75th Percentile £65.00 £48.31 £34.58
90th Percentile £68.00 £63.30 £63.13
England median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.25% +6.95% -1.58%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 +22 46 £500 -13.04% 55
South London +38 8 £575 +15.00% 2
East London +13 4 £650 +18.18% 5
West London +16 1 £792 +45.99% 12
North London - 1 - - 1
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 354 (68.34%) Azure
2 288 (55.60%) IaaS
3 252 (48.65%) DevOps
4 169 (32.63%) AWS
4 169 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
5 167 (32.24%) SaaS
6 143 (27.61%) Terraform
7 139 (26.83%) Microsoft
8 109 (21.04%) Kubernetes
9 104 (20.08%) Microservices
9 104 (20.08%) SQL
10 103 (19.88%) PowerShell
11 101 (19.50%) Finance
12 100 (19.31%) .NET
13 97 (18.73%) Docker
14 96 (18.53%) Linux
15 88 (16.99%) Java
16 87 (16.80%) Social Skills
17 86 (16.60%) Ansible
18 83 (16.02%) Python
19 79 (15.25%) Windows
20 75 (14.48%) Infrastructure as Code
21 73 (14.09%) Serverless
21 73 (14.09%) GCP
22 68 (13.13%) Public Cloud
23 67 (12.93%) C#
23 67 (12.93%) Security Cleared
24 66 (12.74%) Git (software)
24 66 (12.74%) Migration
25 65 (12.55%) SC Cleared

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 31 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (2.12%) Confluence
3 11 (2.12%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.54%) CMS
5 8 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.35%) JBoss
7 6 (1.16%) WordPress
8 5 (0.97%) IIS
9 4 (0.77%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.77%) Mule
9 4 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.39%) Drupal
11 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.19%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.39%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 354 (68.34%) Azure
2 288 (55.60%) IaaS
3 169 (32.63%) AWS
4 167 (32.24%) SaaS
5 73 (14.09%) GCP
5 73 (14.09%) Serverless
6 46 (8.88%) Microsoft 365
7 34 (6.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 31 (5.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (5.98%) Azure Functions
9 30 (5.79%) GitHub
10 28 (5.41%) OpenShift
11 27 (5.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
13 23 (4.44%) Azure Service Bus
14 19 (3.67%) Amazon ECS
14 19 (3.67%) Azure Data Factory
15 18 (3.47%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 16 (3.09%) Azure Key Vault
16 16 (3.09%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.49%) Firewall
2 34 (6.56%) WAN
3 25 (4.83%) LAN
4 19 (3.67%) DNS
5 18 (3.47%) Network Security
5 18 (3.47%) VPN
6 14 (2.70%) Internet
6 14 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 14 (2.70%) Wireless
7 10 (1.93%) Multicast
8 9 (1.74%) DMZ
8 9 (1.74%) Kerberos
9 6 (1.16%) Intranet
9 6 (1.16%) VLAN
10 5 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.97%) DHCP
10 5 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (0.97%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.97%) NAS
11 4 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.72%) Azure SQL Database
3 29 (5.60%) NoSQL
4 28 (5.41%) Big Data
5 23 (4.44%) Data Lake
6 22 (4.25%) MongoDB
7 21 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (3.47%) Hadoop
10 16 (3.09%) Power BI
11 15 (2.90%) BigQuery
12 9 (1.74%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.54%) Looker
14 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.97%) MySQL
16 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
16 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
17 4 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 66 (12.74%) Git (software)
2 65 (12.55%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.05%) Maven
4 19 (3.67%) JIRA
5 18 (3.47%) Gradle
6 14 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.32%) TeamCity
8 11 (2.12%) Bitbucket
8 11 (2.12%) GitLab
9 10 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (1.74%) gulp
10 9 (1.74%) kappa
10 9 (1.74%) PowerDesigner
10 9 (1.74%) webpack
11 8 (1.54%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.54%) Postman
12 7 (1.35%) SonarQube
13 6 (1.16%) CircleCI
13 6 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 101 (19.50%) Finance
2 87 (16.80%) Social Skills
3 42 (8.11%) Public Sector
4 39 (7.53%) Banking
5 32 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (4.05%) Manufacturing
6 21 (4.05%) Telecoms
7 19 (3.67%) Marketing
8 16 (3.09%) Electronics
9 13 (2.51%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (1.93%) Retail
11 9 (1.74%) Law
12 8 (1.54%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (0.77%) Billing
15 2 (0.39%) Advertising
15 2 (0.39%) International Banking
15 2 (0.39%) Legal
16 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 177 (34.17%) Architect
2 85 (16.41%) Developer
3 78 (15.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 74 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
5 64 (12.36%) Azure Architect
6 51 (9.85%) Solutions Architect
7 47 (9.07%) Cloud Architect
8 37 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
9 33 (6.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 30 (5.79%) Azure Developer
11 27 (5.21%) .NET Developer
12 26 (5.02%) Data Architect
13 25 (4.83%) Consultant
14 24 (4.63%) Azure DevOps
15 22 (4.25%) AWS Architect
16 21 (4.05%) Technical Architect
17 18 (3.47%) .NET Architect
18 17 (3.28%) AWS DevOps
18 17 (3.28%) AWS Engineer
19 16 (3.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (19.31%) .NET
2 56 (10.81%) REST
3 49 (9.46%) .NET Core
4 43 (8.30%) Web Services
5 42 (8.11%) CSS
6 41 (7.92%) HTML
7 38 (7.34%) JSON
8 36 (6.95%) Spring
9 34 (6.56%) AngularJS
10 31 (5.98%) Node.js
11 30 (5.79%) React
11 30 (5.79%) Spring Boot
12 25 (4.83%) .NET Framework
13 22 (4.25%) YAML
14 20 (3.86%) jQuery
14 20 (3.86%) XML
15 18 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (3.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (3.28%) HTML5
16 17 (3.28%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.13%) Public Cloud
2 47 (9.07%) Cloud Native
3 25 (4.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 24 (4.63%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.67%) Private Cloud
5 19 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.90%) User Experience
8 14 (2.70%) Clustering
9 13 (2.51%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.74%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.74%) Replication
11 7 (1.35%) AS400
12 6 (1.16%) Cybercrime
12 6 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.16%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.16%) PKI
12 6 (1.16%) Wiki
13 5 (0.97%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 96 (18.53%) Linux
2 79 (15.25%) Windows
3 19 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.51%) Solaris
6 11 (2.12%) Unix
7 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.16%) VMS
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.58%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.58%) Debian
10 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.39%) CentOS
11 2 (0.39%) SUSE
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (48.65%) DevOps
2 169 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (20.08%) Microservices
4 75 (14.48%) Infrastructure as Code
5 66 (12.74%) Migration
6 57 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (9.85%) Scrum
8 45 (8.69%) Test Automation
9 42 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (7.53%) Analytics
11 38 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 38 (7.34%) Waterfall
12 37 (7.14%) Configuration Management
13 36 (6.95%) Data Modelling
14 35 (6.76%) High Availability
14 35 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
15 34 (6.56%) SOA
15 34 (6.56%) Software Engineering
16 33 (6.37%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 104 (20.08%) SQL
2 103 (19.88%) PowerShell
3 88 (16.99%) Java
4 83 (16.02%) Python
5 67 (12.93%) C#
6 59 (11.39%) JavaScript
7 48 (9.27%) Bash Shell
8 25 (4.83%) Ruby
9 15 (2.90%) TypeScript
10 12 (2.32%) PHP
11 11 (2.12%) C
11 11 (2.12%) Perl
12 10 (1.93%) Go
12 10 (1.93%) Java 8
13 7 (1.35%) C++
13 7 (1.35%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.16%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.16%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.97%) Ada
15 5 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 67 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 65 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.25%) Degree
4 11 (2.12%) AWS Certification
5 9 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.54%) CISSP
6 8 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.35%) CISM
8 5 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.58%) CAPM
9 3 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.58%) PMP
9 3 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.39%) CCNA
10 2 (0.39%) CCNP
10 2 (0.39%) MCSE
10 2 (0.39%) OCP
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.44%) QA
2 17 (3.28%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.70%) GDPR
4 11 (2.12%) NIST
5 6 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.97%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.39%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.19%) Basel III
9 1 (0.19%) COBIT
9 1 (0.19%) GRC
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.19%) NCSC
9 1 (0.19%) PMO
9 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 97 (18.73%) Docker
2 63 (12.16%) Active Directory
3 33 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (3.86%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.35%) NFS
6 7 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.16%) Xen
8 5 (0.97%) KVM
9 4 (0.77%) Veritas File System
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.58%) SRDF
10 3 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.58%) XenApp
10 3 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.19%) Snort
Systems Management
1 143 (27.61%) Terraform
2 109 (21.04%) Kubernetes
3 86 (16.60%) Ansible
4 24 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (4.63%) Puppet
5 17 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (2.12%) SCCM
7 9 (1.74%) SCOM
8 6 (1.16%) QRadar
9 5 (0.97%) Control-M
9 5 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.97%) Netcool
9 5 (0.97%) Packer
9 5 (0.97%) SCSM
9 5 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.97%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.77%) Istio
10 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.58%) Grafana
Vendors
1 139 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 54 (10.42%) Oracle
3 46 (8.88%) VMware
4 42 (8.11%) Google
5 28 (5.41%) SAP
6 23 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 21 (4.05%) IBM
8 20 (3.86%) Cisco
8 20 (3.86%) Databricks
9 18 (3.47%) MuleSoft
10 17 (3.28%) Splunk
11 13 (2.51%) Dell
12 12 (2.32%) EMC
13 10 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.74%) BiZZdesign
15 8 (1.54%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.35%) Citrix
17 5 (0.97%) BMC
17 5 (0.97%) NetApp
17 5 (0.97%) Qualys