Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 153 161
Rank change year-on-year +51 +8 +25
Contract jobs citing PaaS 104 36 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.96% 0.72% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.62% 6.14% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 12 10
Scotland median daily rate £700 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.59% +13.89% -6.25%
UK median daily rate £538 £501 £500
% change year-on-year +7.39% +0.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.42 £34.68 £47.25
% change year-on-year +36.73% -26.60% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 979 586 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 18.47% 11.78% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 356 206
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +4.63%
10th Percentile £274 £263 £216
90th Percentile £589 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £488 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 7
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.22% +60.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £125.00 £32.50 £29.15
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.31 £18.55
% change year-on-year -9.39% +4.14% -14.30%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in Scotland

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in Scotland

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in Scotland

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Edinburgh +48 83 £700 +33.33% 12
Glasgow -2 20 £400 +33.33% 2
Dundee - 1 £325 -
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 53 (50.96%) IaaS
2 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (39.42%) DevOps
4 39 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 37 (35.58%) Ansible
6 35 (33.65%) Cloud Foundry
6 35 (33.65%) Java
7 32 (30.77%) SaaS
8 31 (29.81%) Docker
9 30 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
9 30 (28.85%) Jenkins
9 30 (28.85%) Puppet
9 30 (28.85%) Banking
10 29 (27.88%) Python
10 29 (27.88%) Kanban
11 27 (25.96%) IBM UrbanCode
12 26 (25.00%) Maven
13 25 (24.04%) Terraform
14 24 (23.08%) nginx
15 23 (22.12%) Open Source
15 23 (22.12%) Opscode Chef
16 22 (21.15%) gulp
16 22 (21.15%) Groovy
16 22 (21.15%) Gradle
16 22 (21.15%) Shell Script
16 22 (21.15%) npm
16 22 (21.15%) Travis CI
16 22 (21.15%) Virtual Machines
16 22 (21.15%) CircleCI
17 21 (20.19%) Finance

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 35 (33.65%) Cloud Foundry
2 24 (23.08%) nginx
3 7 (6.73%) Apache
4 6 (5.77%) IIS
5 3 (2.88%) JBoss
5 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.92%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.96%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 53 (50.96%) IaaS
2 39 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (30.77%) SaaS
4 30 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (21.15%) npm
6 14 (13.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (9.62%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (9.62%) OpenShift
8 9 (8.65%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (4.81%) Office 365
10 4 (3.85%) Datadog
11 1 (0.96%) Apigee
11 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.96%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.31%) Firewall
2 2 (1.92%) HTTP
2 2 (1.92%) SSL
3 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.96%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.96%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.96%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.96%) SAN
3 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) VoIP
3 1 (0.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) Hadoop
2 10 (9.62%) Big Data
3 9 (8.65%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (8.65%) Data Lake
3 9 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (8.65%) HDInsight
3 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 9 (8.65%) Power BI
3 9 (8.65%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.96%) HBase
5 1 (0.96%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.96%) QlikView
5 1 (0.96%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 30 (28.85%) Jenkins
2 27 (25.96%) IBM UrbanCode
3 26 (25.00%) Maven
4 22 (21.15%) CircleCI
4 22 (21.15%) Gradle
4 22 (21.15%) gulp
4 22 (21.15%) Travis CI
5 8 (7.69%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.81%) Artifactory
6 5 (4.81%) Bitbucket
6 5 (4.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (4.81%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.88%) Selenium
9 2 (1.92%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.96%) JIRA
10 1 (0.96%) Ranorex
General
1 30 (28.85%) Banking
2 21 (20.19%) Finance
3 13 (12.50%) Law
4 4 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Electronics
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (26.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (18.27%) Developer
3 18 (17.31%) Architect
4 11 (10.58%) Security Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) ETL Developer
5 9 (8.65%) Platform Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Security Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Consultant
9 4 (3.85%) IT Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) IT Security Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.88%) IT Security Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) RESTful
2 3 (2.88%) .NET
2 3 (2.88%) Ajax
2 3 (2.88%) EJB
2 3 (2.88%) EJB 3.0
2 3 (2.88%) Hibernate
2 3 (2.88%) Java EE
2 3 (2.88%) JPA
2 3 (2.88%) jQuery
2 3 (2.88%) Vert.x
2 3 (2.88%) Web Services
3 2 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.96%) LDAP
4 1 (0.96%) Node.js
4 1 (0.96%) OAuth
4 1 (0.96%) REST
4 1 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.96%) SAML
4 1 (0.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) PKI
2 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.88%) Cyberattack
3 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.96%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.35%) Unix
2 16 (15.38%) Linux
3 14 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (11.54%) Windows
5 4 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (39.42%) DevOps
3 29 (27.88%) Kanban
4 23 (22.12%) Open Source
5 19 (18.27%) Waterfall
6 18 (17.31%) Change Control
7 13 (12.50%) Analytics
8 12 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (11.54%) Scrum
9 9 (8.65%) Data Modelling
9 9 (8.65%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (8.65%) ETL
9 9 (8.65%) Machine Learning
9 9 (8.65%) Visualisation
10 8 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (7.69%) Service Design
11 7 (6.73%) Data Strategy
11 7 (6.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.65%) Java
2 29 (27.88%) Python
3 22 (21.15%) Groovy
3 22 (21.15%) Shell Script
4 9 (8.65%) SQL
4 9 (8.65%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.77%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.81%) Go
7 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.92%) Perl
9 1 (0.96%) C#
9 1 (0.96%) C++
9 1 (0.96%) Java 8
9 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.96%) Ruby
9 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) CISSP
2 4 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.96%) GDPR
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.96%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (29.81%) Docker
2 22 (21.15%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.92%) iptables
4 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.96%) HDFS
5 1 (0.96%) NFS
Systems Management
1 37 (35.58%) Ansible
2 30 (28.85%) Puppet
3 25 (24.04%) Terraform
4 23 (22.12%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (8.65%) Kubernetes
6 6 (5.77%) SELinux
7 4 (3.85%) Nagios
8 3 (2.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.92%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.96%) Ambari
10 1 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.96%) Oozie
10 1 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.58%) Splunk
3 10 (9.62%) Tableau
4 5 (4.81%) Oracle
5 4 (3.85%) AppDynamics
5 4 (3.85%) New Relic
6 3 (2.88%) Micro Focus
6 3 (2.88%) Qualys
6 3 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.88%) Siebel
7 2 (1.92%) Google
7 2 (1.92%) IBM
7 2 (1.92%) Sonatype
7 2 (1.92%) VMware
8 1 (0.96%) Cognos
8 1 (0.96%) F5
8 1 (0.96%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.96%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.96%) SAP