Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 162 144 207
Rank change year-on-year -18 +63 +1
Contract jobs citing PaaS 397 855 624
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.60% 2.00% 1.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.70% 6.61% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 616 443
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £400 £425 £413
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £530 £525
% change year-on-year -0.94% +0.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 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 £35.00 £35.00

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 8,452 12,928 10,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.06% 30.26% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,075 9,379 7,947
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £318 £350 £319
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 91 89
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £26.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -8.50% +40.92%
10th Percentile £18.35 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £70.00 £53.80
Median hourly rate £24.31 £18.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.60% -6.20% +5.26%

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 +23 60 £600 +9.09% 36
South London +9 10 £550 - 2
West London +15 7 £460 -5.64% 11
East London +52 6 £550 -12.00% 2
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 272 (68.51%) Azure
2 228 (57.43%) IaaS
3 180 (45.34%) DevOps
4 152 (38.29%) Microsoft
5 143 (36.02%) SaaS
6 123 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (25.19%) Windows
8 96 (24.18%) SQL
9 90 (22.67%) AWS
10 82 (20.65%) Finance
10 82 (20.65%) Migration
11 81 (20.40%) Git (software)
11 81 (20.40%) Kubernetes
12 77 (19.40%) PowerShell
13 74 (18.64%) Active Directory
14 63 (15.87%) .NET
15 61 (15.37%) Ansible
15 61 (15.37%) Terraform
16 57 (14.36%) DNS
17 56 (14.11%) C#
17 56 (14.11%) Java
17 56 (14.11%) SQL Server
18 55 (13.85%) Python
19 54 (13.60%) Microservices
20 53 (13.35%) Serverless
21 52 (13.10%) Azure Active Directory
21 52 (13.10%) Firewall
22 50 (12.59%) JavaScript
23 48 (12.09%) Office 365
24 46 (11.59%) Linux

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 16 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (3.78%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.53%) Cloud Foundry
3 14 (3.53%) Confluence
4 11 (2.77%) IIS
5 9 (2.27%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.51%) Apache
7 5 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.01%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.01%) nginx
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.50%) CMS
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Elite 3E
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
1 4 (1.01%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.50%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.25%) Actimize
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 272 (68.51%) Azure
2 228 (57.43%) IaaS
3 143 (36.02%) SaaS
4 90 (22.67%) AWS
5 53 (13.35%) Serverless
6 52 (13.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 48 (12.09%) Office 365
8 33 (8.31%) GCP
9 26 (6.55%) Azure Functions
9 26 (6.55%) GitHub
10 22 (5.54%) Power Platform
11 16 (4.03%) npm
12 15 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (3.53%) Azure Data Factory
14 13 (3.27%) Amazon EKS
15 12 (3.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 12 (3.02%) Azure Stack
16 11 (2.77%) NuGet
16 11 (2.77%) OpenShift
16 11 (2.77%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 57 (14.36%) DNS
2 52 (13.10%) Firewall
3 22 (5.54%) VPN
4 20 (5.04%) DHCP
4 20 (5.04%) TCP/IP
5 16 (4.03%) HTTP
6 14 (3.53%) Kerberos
7 11 (2.77%) SSL
8 10 (2.52%) Network Security
9 8 (2.02%) Skype
10 6 (1.51%) SAN
11 5 (1.26%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.26%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.76%) Internet
13 3 (0.76%) MPLS
13 3 (0.76%) NAS
13 3 (0.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 29 (7.30%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (5.29%) Power BI
5 20 (5.04%) NoSQL
6 19 (4.79%) Redis
7 17 (4.28%) MySQL
7 17 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (4.03%) Cosmos DB
8 16 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (3.78%) MongoDB
10 14 (3.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 13 (3.27%) Data Lake
12 12 (3.02%) Relational Database
13 11 (2.77%) RDBMS
14 10 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (1.51%) Big Data
16 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database
17 4 (1.01%) HBase
17 4 (1.01%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 81 (20.40%) Git (software)
2 44 (11.08%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.30%) JIRA
4 21 (5.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 17 (4.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (3.78%) TeamCity
7 14 (3.53%) gulp
8 12 (3.02%) Maven
9 11 (2.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (2.52%) Artifactory
10 10 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (2.27%) Gradle
11 9 (2.27%) SpecFlow
11 9 (2.27%) Visual Studio
12 8 (2.02%) CircleCI
12 8 (2.02%) Postman
12 8 (2.02%) Travis CI
13 7 (1.76%) SoapUI
14 5 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (1.26%) Subversion
General
1 82 (20.65%) Finance
2 37 (9.32%) Public Sector
3 29 (7.30%) Banking
4 18 (4.53%) Marketing
5 17 (4.28%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.27%) Electronics
6 13 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.77%) Front Office
8 10 (2.52%) Investment Banking
9 9 (2.27%) Retail
10 6 (1.51%) Back Office
10 6 (1.51%) French Language
10 6 (1.51%) Legal
11 5 (1.26%) Advertising
12 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.76%) Billing
13 3 (0.76%) Law
13 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 92 (23.17%) Architect
2 69 (17.38%) Developer
3 53 (13.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 48 (12.09%) Azure Engineer
5 41 (10.33%) Azure Architect
6 35 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
7 28 (7.05%) Azure Developer
7 28 (7.05%) Cloud Architect
8 27 (6.80%) Consultant
9 24 (6.05%) Azure DevOps
10 20 (5.04%) .NET Developer
10 20 (5.04%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 20 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (3.78%) Office 365 Engineer
11 15 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Cloud Consultant
13 12 (3.02%) Platform Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Senior DevOps
14 11 (2.77%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (15.87%) .NET
2 36 (9.07%) Web Services
3 29 (7.30%) OAuth
4 27 (6.80%) HTML
5 26 (6.55%) REST
6 22 (5.54%) CSS
6 22 (5.54%) JSON
7 21 (5.29%) ASP.NET
8 19 (4.79%) Node.js
8 19 (4.79%) React
8 19 (4.79%) YAML
9 18 (4.53%) RESTful
10 17 (4.28%) SAML
10 17 (4.28%) XML
11 16 (4.03%) AngularJS
12 15 (3.78%) .NET Core
13 13 (3.27%) Elastic Stack
14 11 (2.77%) Middleware
14 11 (2.77%) OpenID
14 11 (2.77%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.81%) Public Cloud
2 28 (7.05%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.54%) Cloud Native
3 22 (5.54%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (4.28%) User Experience
5 16 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.27%) PKI
7 11 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.77%) Social Media
8 10 (2.52%) Replication
9 9 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.27%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.02%) Derivative
10 8 (2.02%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.01%) Equities
12 4 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.01%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.01%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 100 (25.19%) Windows
2 46 (11.59%) Linux
3 27 (6.80%) Windows 10
4 23 (5.79%) Windows Server
5 17 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (2.27%) Unix
8 4 (1.01%) Android
9 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.76%) VMS
10 2 (0.50%) CentOS
10 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.50%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (45.34%) DevOps
2 123 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (20.65%) Migration
4 54 (13.60%) Microservices
5 44 (11.08%) Test Automation
6 41 (10.33%) Infrastructure as Code
7 39 (9.82%) Analytics
7 39 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (9.82%) Scrum
8 34 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (8.06%) Software Engineering
10 31 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 31 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (7.05%) Mentoring
12 27 (6.80%) Computer Science
12 27 (6.80%) Continuous Delivery
13 26 (6.55%) TDD
14 25 (6.30%) Open Source
15 24 (6.05%) Configuration Management
15 24 (6.05%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 96 (24.18%) SQL
2 77 (19.40%) PowerShell
3 56 (14.11%) C#
3 56 (14.11%) Java
4 55 (13.85%) Python
5 50 (12.59%) JavaScript
6 31 (7.81%) Ruby
7 30 (7.56%) Bash Shell
8 14 (3.53%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.02%) Groovy
9 12 (3.02%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.52%) Go
11 8 (2.02%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.02%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.76%) C++
12 7 (1.76%) Scala
12 7 (1.76%) VBScript
13 6 (1.51%) Perl
14 4 (1.01%) ES6
15 3 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.31%) Degree
3 28 (7.05%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.27%) MCSE
7 8 (2.02%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.51%) MCITP
9 5 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.76%) MCSA
11 2 (0.50%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.50%) CEH
11 2 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.50%) CISM
11 2 (0.50%) CISSP
11 2 (0.50%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.50%) MCTS
11 2 (0.50%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.53%) GDPR
2 13 (3.27%) QA
3 6 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.26%) NIST
4 5 (1.26%) PMO
5 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.50%) GxP
5 2 (0.50%) NCSC
5 2 (0.50%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.50%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 74 (18.64%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.33%) Docker
3 17 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (4.03%) vSphere
5 14 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (3.27%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.01%) HDFS
7 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.01%) XenApp
8 3 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.50%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.50%) KVM
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.25%) NFS
10 1 (0.25%) SRDF
10 1 (0.25%) UAG
10 1 (0.25%) Xen
10 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (20.40%) Kubernetes
2 61 (15.37%) Ansible
2 61 (15.37%) Terraform
3 27 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (5.79%) Puppet
5 19 (4.79%) SCCM
6 18 (4.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (3.78%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (2.27%) Prometheus
9 8 (2.02%) SCOM
10 5 (1.26%) CA Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.26%) Packer
11 4 (1.01%) Ambari
11 4 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (1.01%) logstash
11 4 (1.01%) Oozie
11 4 (1.01%) Salt
12 3 (0.76%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.76%) CASB
12 3 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 152 (38.29%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.81%) Oracle
3 27 (6.80%) VMware
4 26 (6.55%) Splunk
5 22 (5.54%) SAP
6 20 (5.04%) Google
7 15 (3.78%) Tableau
8 12 (3.02%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.77%) Cisco
9 11 (2.77%) Dynatrace
10 10 (2.52%) Citrix
11 8 (2.02%) Lets Encrypt
11 8 (2.02%) Palo Alto
12 7 (1.76%) CA
12 7 (1.76%) Reuters
12 7 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.51%) BMC
13 6 (1.51%) Dell
13 6 (1.51%) HP
13 6 (1.51%) Symantec