Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 140 172 142
Rank change year-on-year +32 -30 +82
Contract jobs citing PaaS 393 433 883
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.00% 1.53% 2.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.31% 4.45% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 302 639
Median daily rate £538 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% - -
10th Percentile £413 £405 £425
90th Percentile £691 £705 £713
England median daily rate £525 £550 £538
% change year-on-year -4.55% +2.33% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £59.00 - £59.84
10th Percentile £57.00 - £56.73
90th Percentile £61.00 - £62.94
England median hourly rate £44.00 £80.00 £62.92
% change year-on-year -45.00% +27.15% -

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 7,397 9,729 12,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.61% 34.31% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,390 7,196 9,396
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £338
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
England median daily rate £495 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 71 67
Median hourly rate £34.00 £22.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.26% +17.53% -17.39%
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £68.36 £78.75 £39.76
Median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +14.29% -2.78%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +64 56 £575 -1.08% 49
South London +50 7 £575 +4.55% 1
West London +34 3 £425 +33.33% 8
North London - 2 £625 -
East London +26 1 £675 +22.73% 14
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 259 (65.90%) Azure
2 221 (56.23%) IaaS
3 185 (47.07%) DevOps
4 140 (35.62%) AWS
5 120 (30.53%) SaaS
5 120 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (26.72%) Microsoft
7 104 (26.46%) Terraform
8 92 (23.41%) Finance
9 84 (21.37%) Kubernetes
10 83 (21.12%) Microservices
11 74 (18.83%) Windows
12 73 (18.58%) PowerShell
12 73 (18.58%) GCP
13 72 (18.32%) Python
14 71 (18.07%) Linux
14 71 (18.07%) Java
15 70 (17.81%) Docker
16 62 (15.78%) .NET
16 62 (15.78%) Security Cleared
17 61 (15.52%) SQL
17 61 (15.52%) Jenkins
18 59 (15.01%) SC Cleared
19 56 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
20 55 (13.99%) Infrastructure as Code
21 54 (13.74%) Active Directory
22 52 (13.23%) Ansible
23 50 (12.72%) Banking
24 49 (12.47%) Serverless
25 48 (12.21%) REST

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 19 (4.83%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (3.31%) Confluence
3 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.78%) nginx
5 6 (1.53%) CMS
5 6 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.53%) WordPress
6 5 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.76%) JBoss
8 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.51%) Apache
9 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.51%) Mule
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.25%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 259 (65.90%) Azure
2 221 (56.23%) IaaS
3 140 (35.62%) AWS
4 120 (30.53%) SaaS
5 73 (18.58%) GCP
6 49 (12.47%) Serverless
7 31 (7.89%) Microsoft 365
8 24 (6.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (6.11%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (5.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (4.83%) Amazon ECS
11 17 (4.33%) GitHub
12 15 (3.82%) OpenShift
13 10 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (2.29%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (2.29%) Azure Functions
14 9 (2.29%) iPaaS
15 7 (1.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 7 (1.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.67%) Firewall
2 32 (8.14%) WAN
3 26 (6.62%) DNS
4 21 (5.34%) LAN
5 18 (4.58%) Internet
6 17 (4.33%) VPN
7 14 (3.56%) DMZ
8 13 (3.31%) Multicast
9 11 (2.80%) Network Security
9 11 (2.80%) Wireless
10 9 (2.29%) Intranet
10 9 (2.29%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.78%) HTTP
11 7 (1.78%) SAN
12 6 (1.53%) NAS
13 5 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (1.27%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.27%) Kerberos
13 5 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.91%) Azure SQL Database
3 20 (5.09%) Cosmos DB
4 19 (4.83%) Big Data
5 18 (4.58%) MongoDB
6 17 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (3.82%) Hadoop
8 14 (3.56%) NoSQL
9 12 (3.05%) Data Lake
9 12 (3.05%) Relational Database
10 11 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.29%) BigQuery
12 7 (1.78%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.53%) Power BI
14 4 (1.02%) HBase
15 3 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.76%) Redis
16 2 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 2 (0.51%) Blockchain
16 2 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 61 (15.52%) Jenkins
2 43 (10.94%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.82%) JIRA
4 14 (3.56%) Maven
5 13 (3.31%) Bitbucket
5 13 (3.31%) Gradle
6 10 (2.54%) gulp
7 9 (2.29%) Artifactory
7 9 (2.29%) Selenium
7 9 (2.29%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.04%) SonarQube
8 8 (2.04%) Travis CI
9 7 (1.78%) CircleCI
9 7 (1.78%) kappa
9 7 (1.78%) PowerDesigner
9 7 (1.78%) Subversion
10 6 (1.53%) JUnit
10 6 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.53%) TeamCity
General
1 92 (23.41%) Finance
2 50 (12.72%) Banking
3 33 (8.40%) Public Sector
4 14 (3.56%) Retail
5 9 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.78%) Law
7 6 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.27%) Billing
9 4 (1.02%) Electronics
9 4 (1.02%) Marketing
9 4 (1.02%) Retail Finance
10 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Front Office
11 2 (0.51%) Games
11 2 (0.51%) International Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 149 (37.91%) Architect
2 68 (17.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 56 (14.25%) Azure Engineer
4 51 (12.98%) Developer
5 46 (11.70%) Azure Architect
6 40 (10.18%) Solutions Architect
7 31 (7.89%) Cloud Architect
8 28 (7.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 25 (6.36%) Cloud Engineer
10 20 (5.09%) Consultant
11 17 (4.33%) AWS Architect
11 17 (4.33%) Azure DevOps
11 17 (4.33%) Technical Architect
12 16 (4.07%) Data Architect
13 15 (3.82%) .NET Architect
14 14 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (3.31%) AWS Developer
15 13 (3.31%) Enterprise Architect
15 13 (3.31%) Senior DevOps
15 13 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (15.78%) .NET
2 48 (12.21%) REST
3 39 (9.92%) CSS
4 35 (8.91%) HTML
5 34 (8.65%) Web Services
6 30 (7.63%) Node.js
7 28 (7.12%) .NET Core
8 27 (6.87%) JSON
8 27 (6.87%) Spring
9 24 (6.11%) React
10 23 (5.85%) .NET Framework
11 22 (5.60%) Spring Boot
12 18 (4.58%) HTML5
13 17 (4.33%) Kafka
14 16 (4.07%) jQuery
15 15 (3.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (3.31%) Redux
16 13 (3.31%) YAML
17 12 (3.05%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.69%) Public Cloud
2 31 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 25 (6.36%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (5.85%) Cloud Native
5 22 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (4.83%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (4.33%) Clustering
8 17 (4.33%) Enterprise Cloud
9 15 (3.82%) Private Cloud
10 14 (3.56%) Credit Risk
11 13 (3.31%) Management Information System
11 13 (3.31%) N-Tier
11 13 (3.31%) PKI
12 12 (3.05%) iPad
12 12 (3.05%) User Experience
13 8 (2.04%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.78%) Cybercrime
14 7 (1.78%) Mobile App
15 4 (1.02%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 74 (18.83%) Windows
2 71 (18.07%) Linux
3 19 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.05%) Unix
5 10 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.54%) Solaris
6 8 (2.04%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.02%) VMS
11 3 (0.76%) Android
11 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.76%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.76%) Debian
11 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.51%) CentOS
12 2 (0.51%) SUSE
12 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (47.07%) DevOps
2 120 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (21.12%) Microservices
4 56 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (13.99%) Infrastructure as Code
6 43 (10.94%) Migration
7 39 (9.92%) Test Automation
8 33 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (8.40%) TDD
9 32 (8.14%) High Availability
9 32 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 31 (7.89%) Software Engineering
11 30 (7.63%) Data Modelling
12 28 (7.12%) Performance Tuning
12 28 (7.12%) Scrum
13 27 (6.87%) Analytics
14 26 (6.62%) Enterprise Architecture
15 25 (6.36%) Configuration Management
16 23 (5.85%) SOA
17 22 (5.60%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 73 (18.58%) PowerShell
2 72 (18.32%) Python
3 71 (18.07%) Java
4 61 (15.52%) SQL
5 48 (12.21%) JavaScript
6 45 (11.45%) C#
7 28 (7.12%) Bash Shell
8 13 (3.31%) Ruby
9 10 (2.54%) PHP
10 9 (2.29%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.04%) Groovy
11 8 (2.04%) Perl
12 6 (1.53%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.27%) Go
13 5 (1.27%) Java 8
13 5 (1.27%) Scala
14 4 (1.02%) Ada
14 4 (1.02%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (15.78%) Security Cleared
2 59 (15.01%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.31%) Degree
4 11 (2.80%) AWS Certification
5 9 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.04%) CISSP
7 5 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.76%) CAPM
9 3 (0.76%) CISA
9 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.76%) PMP
9 3 (0.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.51%) CCNP
10 2 (0.51%) CCSA
10 2 (0.51%) CISM
10 2 (0.51%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.58%) NIST
2 11 (2.80%) QA
3 8 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.04%) GDPR
4 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.02%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.76%) Basel III
6 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.25%) NCSC
7 1 (0.25%) PSD2
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (17.81%) Docker
2 54 (13.74%) Active Directory
3 27 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (4.83%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.29%) Xen
7 8 (2.04%) KVM
8 6 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.27%) NFS
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.76%) SRDF
10 3 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.51%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.25%) Snort
12 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.25%) UAG
12 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 104 (26.46%) Terraform
2 84 (21.37%) Kubernetes
3 52 (13.23%) Ansible
4 23 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (3.31%) Puppet
6 11 (2.80%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.78%) Argo
8 5 (1.27%) Consul
8 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.27%) Packer
9 4 (1.02%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.76%) Control-M
10 3 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.76%) Grafana
10 3 (0.76%) Icinga
10 3 (0.76%) Netcool
10 3 (0.76%) QRadar
10 3 (0.76%) SCOM
10 3 (0.76%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 105 (26.72%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.20%) Google
3 36 (9.16%) Oracle
4 31 (7.89%) VMware
5 22 (5.60%) Cisco
6 18 (4.58%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.82%) MuleSoft
7 15 (3.82%) Splunk
8 11 (2.80%) Databricks
9 9 (2.29%) Dell
9 9 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.04%) EMC
10 8 (2.04%) SAP
11 7 (1.78%) BiZZdesign
11 7 (1.78%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.53%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.53%) CyberArk
12 6 (1.53%) Intel
12 6 (1.53%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.53%) SolarWinds