Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 247 246
Rank change year-on-year +82 -1 +180
Contract jobs citing PaaS 806 514 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.73% 1.09% 1.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.47% 5.68% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 373 345
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £400 £413
90th Percentile £716 £713 £650
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
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% -52.75%
10th Percentile £56.73 £34.36 £46.13
90th Percentile £62.94 £34.36 £48.38
England median hourly rate £59.84 £35.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +70.96% -25.93% -52.75%

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 12,455 9,052 6,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 26.80% 19.17% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,215 6,782 4,740
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £343 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 86 49
London median hourly rate £18.88 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.18% -12.00% +17.26%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £13.43
90th Percentile £85.38 £75.00 £98.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +8 116 £525 +5.00% 39
South London +5 31 £550 -8.33% 5
West London +22 27 £488 -15.22% 12
East London -14 18 £475 +35.71% 5
North London -8 5 £475 +11.76% 1
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 465 (57.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 462 (57.32%) IaaS
3 337 (41.81%) DevOps
4 281 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
5 280 (34.74%) Amazon AWS
6 248 (30.77%) SaaS
7 204 (25.31%) Microsoft
8 192 (23.82%) Docker
9 176 (21.84%) Linux
10 166 (20.60%) SQL
11 165 (20.47%) Finance
12 162 (20.10%) Kubernetes
13 160 (19.85%) Python
14 156 (19.35%) Java
15 153 (18.98%) PowerShell
16 149 (18.49%) Jenkins
16 149 (18.49%) Ansible
17 145 (17.99%) Windows
18 134 (16.63%) Migration
19 125 (15.51%) Active Directory
20 113 (14.02%) Security Cleared
20 113 (14.02%) Git (software)
21 109 (13.52%) SQL Server
22 108 (13.40%) Oracle
23 102 (12.66%) Puppet
24 97 (12.03%) Microservices
25 89 (11.04%) Firewall
26 86 (10.67%) .NET
27 85 (10.55%) Opscode Chef
28 84 (10.42%) Scrum

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 69 (8.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 39 (4.84%) nginx
3 33 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (3.35%) SharePoint
5 25 (3.10%) Confluence
5 25 (3.10%) WebLogic
6 24 (2.98%) OpenStack
7 20 (2.48%) IIS
8 19 (2.36%) Apache Spark
8 19 (2.36%) CMS
9 13 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (1.61%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
11 11 (1.36%) Apache
12 9 (1.12%) WordPress
13 8 (0.99%) JBoss
13 8 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.87%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.74%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.25%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.37%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 465 (57.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 462 (57.32%) IaaS
3 280 (34.74%) Amazon AWS
4 248 (30.77%) SaaS
5 79 (9.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 73 (9.06%) Office 365
7 51 (6.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 43 (5.33%) OpenShift
9 42 (5.21%) Cloud Computing
10 38 (4.71%) Serverless
11 35 (4.34%) Datadog
12 32 (3.97%) Heroku
13 30 (3.72%) Azure Data Factory
14 28 (3.47%) npm
15 24 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
16 23 (2.85%) Azure Functions
17 22 (2.73%) GitHub
18 10 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
18 10 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
19 8 (0.99%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (11.04%) Firewall
2 45 (5.58%) VPN
3 38 (4.71%) DNS
4 27 (3.35%) SSL
5 26 (3.23%) Network Security
6 25 (3.10%) LAN
6 25 (3.10%) WAN
7 21 (2.61%) HTTP
8 16 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (1.86%) TCP/IP
10 12 (1.49%) Internet
11 11 (1.36%) WLAN
12 10 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (1.24%) Wireless
13 9 (1.12%) DMZ
14 5 (0.62%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.62%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.62%) SAN
14 5 (0.62%) SMTP
14 5 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 74 (9.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 46 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 37 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (4.09%) Data Lake
7 31 (3.85%) Big Data
8 30 (3.72%) Relational Database
9 29 (3.60%) MongoDB
10 23 (2.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 23 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (2.73%) Hadoop
12 19 (2.36%) Oracle Database
12 19 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (2.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 18 (2.23%) Power BI
14 17 (2.11%) Redis
15 13 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (1.49%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 149 (18.49%) Jenkins
2 113 (14.02%) Git (software)
3 55 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 46 (5.71%) JIRA
5 44 (5.46%) Maven
6 36 (4.47%) TeamCity
7 35 (4.34%) IBM UrbanCode
8 34 (4.22%) CircleCI
8 34 (4.22%) Travis CI
9 33 (4.09%) Bitbucket
10 30 (3.72%) Gradle
11 26 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
11 26 (3.23%) Visual Studio
12 25 (3.10%) gulp
12 25 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (2.23%) Artifactory
14 13 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (1.49%) Selenium
16 11 (1.36%) CF BOSH
17 9 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 165 (20.47%) Finance
2 73 (9.06%) Banking
3 51 (6.33%) Retail
4 24 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.85%) Law
6 17 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.11%) Legal
7 12 (1.49%) Marketing
8 9 (1.12%) Billing
9 8 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.87%) Electronics
11 5 (0.62%) Advertising
11 5 (0.62%) Games
12 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.25%) Front Office
13 2 (0.25%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 216 (26.80%) Architect
2 177 (21.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 131 (16.25%) Developer
4 76 (9.43%) Azure Architect
5 75 (9.31%) Cloud Architect
6 62 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
7 58 (7.20%) Azure Engineer
8 55 (6.82%) Consultant
9 54 (6.70%) Solutions Architect
10 51 (6.33%) Cloud Engineer
11 39 (4.84%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 36 (4.47%) Analyst
13 33 (4.09%) Technical Architect
14 27 (3.35%) AWS Engineer
14 27 (3.35%) Java Developer
15 25 (3.10%) Azure Developer
15 25 (3.10%) Senior Developer
16 19 (2.36%) Lead DevOps
17 18 (2.23%) AWS Architect
17 18 (2.23%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (10.67%) .NET
2 64 (7.94%) JSON
2 64 (7.94%) Web Services
3 56 (6.95%) Node.js
4 51 (6.33%) REST
5 50 (6.20%) RESTful
6 45 (5.58%) OAuth
7 35 (4.34%) Spring
8 34 (4.22%) Middleware
9 33 (4.09%) SAML
10 29 (3.60%) React
11 28 (3.47%) CSS
12 26 (3.23%) Spring Boot
13 25 (3.10%) HTML
14 21 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
14 21 (2.61%) LDAP
15 20 (2.48%) Java EE
15 20 (2.48%) OAuth2
16 19 (2.36%) Celery
16 19 (2.36%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.06%) Public Cloud
2 42 (5.21%) Private Cloud
3 36 (4.47%) Data Centre
4 31 (3.85%) Cloud Native
5 29 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 27 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (2.85%) User Experience
9 20 (2.48%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (1.86%) Fintech
12 13 (1.61%) PKI
13 12 (1.49%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.49%) Virtual Team
14 11 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (1.24%) Data Structures
15 10 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 10 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.87%) Algorithms
16 7 (0.87%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 176 (21.84%) Linux
2 145 (17.99%) Windows
3 63 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 59 (7.32%) Windows Server
5 55 (6.82%) Unix
6 22 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.48%) Apple iOS
8 19 (2.36%) Android
9 7 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.87%) VMS
10 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.62%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.50%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.25%) CentOS
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (41.81%) DevOps
2 281 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (16.63%) Migration
4 97 (12.03%) Microservices
5 84 (10.42%) Scrum
6 82 (10.17%) Analytics
7 80 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (8.93%) Open Source
9 58 (7.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 58 (7.20%) TDD
10 51 (6.33%) ITIL
11 46 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
12 45 (5.58%) Information Security
12 45 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 41 (5.09%) Kanban
13 41 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (4.96%) Configuration Management
14 40 (4.96%) Deployment Automation
15 39 (4.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 166 (20.60%) SQL
2 160 (19.85%) Python
3 156 (19.35%) Java
4 153 (18.98%) PowerShell
5 60 (7.44%) C#
6 59 (7.32%) JavaScript
7 48 (5.96%) Ruby
8 32 (3.97%) Shell Script
9 31 (3.85%) Go
9 31 (3.85%) Groovy
10 27 (3.35%) Bash Shell
10 27 (3.35%) Java 8
11 26 (3.23%) Perl
12 21 (2.61%) C
13 13 (1.61%) Scala
14 11 (1.36%) PHP
14 11 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.99%) R
16 7 (0.87%) C++
16 7 (0.87%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 84 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 36 (4.47%) Degree
4 22 (2.73%) AWS Certification
5 19 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.36%) RHCE
6 16 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.86%) MCSE
8 13 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (1.36%) CCNA
10 8 (0.99%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.87%) CISSP
12 6 (0.74%) CCIE
12 6 (0.74%) MCITP
12 6 (0.74%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.74%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.73%) QA
2 10 (1.24%) FedRAMP
2 10 (1.24%) GDPR
2 10 (1.24%) HIPAA
2 10 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.87%) SLA
5 5 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 192 (23.82%) Docker
2 125 (15.51%) Active Directory
3 56 (6.95%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (2.36%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.99%) vSphere
7 7 (0.87%) vCloud
8 5 (0.62%) HDFS
9 4 (0.50%) KVM
9 4 (0.50%) LXC
10 3 (0.37%) XenApp
11 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.12%) IAG
12 1 (0.12%) NDS
12 1 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 162 (20.10%) Kubernetes
2 149 (18.49%) Ansible
3 102 (12.66%) Puppet
4 85 (10.55%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (8.68%) Terraform
6 24 (2.98%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (2.36%) SCCM
8 14 (1.74%) SELinux
9 12 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
9 12 (1.49%) Marathon
9 12 (1.49%) Mesos
10 11 (1.36%) Kibana
10 11 (1.36%) logstash
11 10 (1.24%) BladeLogic
11 10 (1.24%) CASB
11 10 (1.24%) Nagios
11 10 (1.24%) Rancher
12 8 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.99%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 204 (25.31%) Microsoft
2 108 (13.40%) Oracle
3 58 (7.20%) Red Hat
4 47 (5.83%) Google
4 47 (5.83%) VMware
5 44 (5.46%) Splunk
6 27 (3.35%) Cisco
7 20 (2.48%) SAP
8 18 (2.23%) F5
9 15 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.74%) AppDynamics
10 14 (1.74%) Citrix
10 14 (1.74%) IBM
10 14 (1.74%) Qualys
11 13 (1.61%) CheckPoint
11 13 (1.61%) New Relic
12 10 (1.24%) CyberArk
12 10 (1.24%) Okta
12 10 (1.24%) Tableau
13 9 (1.12%) MuleSoft