Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 94 139
Rank change year-on-year +18 +45 +7
Contract jobs citing PaaS 91 97 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.42% 2.08% 0.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.56% 9.98% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 58 19
Scotland median daily rate £494 £700 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.46% +33.33% +16.67%
10th Percentile £398 £434 £385
90th Percentile £771 £700 £750
UK median daily rate £538 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -0.09% +2.48% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £76.25 £47.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year +60.81% +35.48% -17.65%

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 952 972 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.36% 20.84% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 563 393
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £276 £266
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 8
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £27.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.93% +0.91% +61.76%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.25 £19.22
90th Percentile £46.64 £80.13 £58.03
UK median hourly rate £21.13 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.71% -12.50% +11.11%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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
Edinburgh +3 55 £563 -19.64% 5
Glasgow +42 31 £400 -15.79% 5
Dundee -3 2 £413 +26.92%
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Aberdeen -10 1 £600 - 2
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 60 (65.93%) SaaS
2 52 (57.14%) IaaS
3 46 (50.55%) Public Sector
4 45 (49.45%) AWS
5 42 (46.15%) Azure
6 30 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (23.08%) .NET
7 21 (23.08%) Amazon S3
8 20 (21.98%) JavaScript
8 20 (21.98%) Serverless
9 18 (19.78%) SQL
9 18 (19.78%) DevOps
9 18 (19.78%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (17.58%) Finance
11 15 (16.48%) NoSQL
12 14 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (14.29%) JIRA
13 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 13 (14.29%) Confluence
14 12 (13.19%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (13.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (13.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (13.19%) Architecture Roadmap
15 11 (12.09%) Python
15 11 (12.09%) Cloud Native
15 11 (12.09%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
16 10 (10.99%) T-SQL
16 10 (10.99%) Service Delivery
16 10 (10.99%) Banking

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 13 (14.29%) Confluence
2 8 (8.79%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.20%) Apache
4 2 (2.20%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) nginx
4 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (2.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (65.93%) SaaS
2 52 (57.14%) IaaS
3 45 (49.45%) AWS
4 42 (46.15%) Azure
5 21 (23.08%) Amazon S3
6 20 (21.98%) Serverless
7 18 (19.78%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (13.19%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (13.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (8.79%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (8.79%) Office 365
10 7 (7.69%) GCP
11 4 (4.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (4.40%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (4.40%) CloudFront
11 4 (4.40%) npm
11 4 (4.40%) OpenShift
11 4 (4.40%) Route 53
11 4 (4.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.69%) Network Security
2 6 (6.59%) Firewall
3 2 (2.20%) BIG-IP
3 2 (2.20%) DHCP
3 2 (2.20%) DNS
3 2 (2.20%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.10%) Internet
4 1 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.48%) NoSQL
2 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 12 (13.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 9 (9.89%) OLTP
5 8 (8.79%) SimpleDB
6 6 (6.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (4.40%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (4.40%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.20%) Aerospike
8 2 (2.20%) Couchbase
8 2 (2.20%) Hazelcast
8 2 (2.20%) Redis
9 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) JIRA
2 5 (5.49%) Artifactory
3 4 (4.40%) CircleCI
3 4 (4.40%) Gradle
3 4 (4.40%) gulp
3 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.40%) Maven
3 4 (4.40%) Travis CI
4 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.30%) GitLab
5 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.20%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.20%) Selenium
5 2 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.20%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 46 (50.55%) Public Sector
2 16 (17.58%) Finance
3 10 (10.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Back Office
4 1 (1.10%) Electronics
4 1 (1.10%) Local Government
4 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (31.87%) Developer
2 20 (21.98%) Architect
3 12 (13.19%) Analyst
3 12 (13.19%) Senior Developer
4 8 (8.79%) .NET Developer
4 8 (8.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (8.79%) SQL Developer
4 8 (8.79%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (8.79%) Technical Architect
5 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Azure Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Consultant
6 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Security Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.49%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (5.49%) Cloud Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.08%) .NET
2 9 (9.89%) Node.js
3 8 (8.79%) CSS
3 8 (8.79%) HTML
4 6 (6.59%) .NET Core
4 6 (6.59%) AngularJS
4 6 (6.59%) Kendo UI
5 4 (4.40%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.40%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (4.40%) Ionic Framework
5 4 (4.40%) OpenLayers
5 4 (4.40%) React
6 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.20%) Java EE
6 2 (2.20%) LDAP
6 2 (2.20%) RESTful
6 2 (2.20%) Sass
6 2 (2.20%) Vert.x
6 2 (2.20%) Web Services
7 1 (1.10%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Cloud Native
2 8 (8.79%) Public Cloud
3 7 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (5.49%) User Experience
6 4 (4.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.30%) PKI
8 2 (2.20%) CMDB
8 2 (2.20%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Linux
3 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.20%) Unix
3 2 (2.20%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.78%) DevOps
3 14 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (13.19%) Architecture Roadmap
5 11 (12.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (10.99%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.89%) Information Security
8 8 (8.79%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (8.79%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (8.79%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.79%) Unit Testing
8 8 (8.79%) Workflow
9 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
9 7 (7.69%) Investment Management
9 7 (7.69%) Kanban
9 7 (7.69%) Migration
9 7 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
10 6 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.59%) Cryptography
10 6 (6.59%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.98%) JavaScript
2 18 (19.78%) SQL
3 11 (12.09%) Python
4 10 (10.99%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.89%) TypeScript
6 8 (8.79%) C#
7 6 (6.59%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.49%) Go
9 4 (4.40%) Groovy
9 4 (4.40%) Java
10 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.20%) ES6
11 2 (2.20%) Perl
11 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.40%) Degree
3 2 (2.20%) CCNA
3 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.20%) MCSE
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.10%) CISSP
4 1 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) Kubernetes
2 7 (7.69%) Terraform
3 6 (6.59%) Ansible
3 6 (6.59%) Puppet
4 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.20%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.20%) Consul
5 2 (2.20%) Nagios
5 2 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.49%) Atlassian
2 5 (5.49%) Citrix
2 5 (5.49%) ServiceNow
3 4 (4.40%) IBM
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle
4 3 (3.30%) Qualys
4 3 (3.30%) VMware
5 2 (2.20%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.20%) CA
5 2 (2.20%) F5
5 2 (2.20%) Google
5 2 (2.20%) Micro Focus
5 2 (2.20%) New Relic
5 2 (2.20%) Splunk
6 1 (1.10%) Avaya
6 1 (1.10%) SAP