Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 147 158
Rank change year-on-year +61 +11 +22
Contract jobs citing PaaS 104 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.19% 0.82% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.84% 6.68% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 13 9
Scotland median daily rate £700 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% -14.29%
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.42 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +35.48% - -

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 959 584 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.20% 12.28% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 352 192
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -0.71%
10th Percentile £239 £264 £207
90th Percentile £600 £575 £499
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 9
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +47.06% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.84 £12.50
90th Percentile £125.00 £32.50 £25.70
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £18.65
% change year-on-year -6.04% -0.12% -15.24%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +54 87 £700 +36.59% 8
Glasgow -6 16 £475 - 4
Dundee - 1 £325 -
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 55 (52.88%) IaaS
2 46 (44.23%) DevOps
3 44 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (38.46%) Java
4 40 (38.46%) Cloud Foundry
5 36 (34.62%) Terraform
6 32 (30.77%) Ansible
7 31 (29.81%) Amazon AWS
8 30 (28.85%) SaaS
8 30 (28.85%) Kanban
9 29 (27.88%) Banking
10 28 (26.92%) Python
10 28 (26.92%) Jenkins
10 28 (26.92%) Puppet
11 27 (25.96%) Docker
12 26 (25.00%) Maven
13 25 (24.04%) IBM UrbanCode
14 24 (23.08%) Open Source
15 23 (22.12%) Waterfall
15 23 (22.12%) nginx
15 23 (22.12%) Opscode Chef
15 23 (22.12%) Gradle
15 23 (22.12%) gulp
15 23 (22.12%) Virtual Machines
15 23 (22.12%) Travis CI
15 23 (22.12%) CircleCI
15 23 (22.12%) Groovy
15 23 (22.12%) Shell Script
15 23 (22.12%) npm

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 40 (38.46%) Cloud Foundry
2 23 (22.12%) nginx
3 5 (4.81%) Apache
3 5 (4.81%) IIS
4 3 (2.88%) JBoss
4 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.92%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.96%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 55 (52.88%) IaaS
2 44 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (29.81%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (28.85%) SaaS
5 23 (22.12%) npm
6 19 (18.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (4.81%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.92%) Datadog
8 2 (1.92%) Office 365
9 1 (0.96%) Apigee
9 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.96%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.19%) 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%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.96%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.92%) Power BI
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.96%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.96%) Big Data
2 1 (0.96%) HBase
2 1 (0.96%) Pentaho
2 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.96%) QlikView
2 1 (0.96%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 28 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 26 (25.00%) Maven
3 25 (24.04%) IBM UrbanCode
4 23 (22.12%) CircleCI
4 23 (22.12%) Gradle
4 23 (22.12%) gulp
4 23 (22.12%) Travis CI
5 4 (3.85%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.88%) Selenium
6 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.92%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.92%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.92%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.96%) Hudson
8 1 (0.96%) Ranorex
General
1 29 (27.88%) Banking
2 20 (19.23%) Finance
3 18 (17.31%) Law
4 5 (4.81%) Back Office
5 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (28.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (19.23%) Architect
3 13 (12.50%) Developer
4 10 (9.62%) Security Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Platform Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) Analyst
6 6 (5.77%) Designer
6 6 (5.77%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.77%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (4.81%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (4.81%) Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Azure Developer
8 4 (3.85%) DevOps Developer
8 4 (3.85%) IT Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) IT Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) .NET
2 4 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (3.85%) Entity Framework
2 4 (3.85%) React
2 4 (3.85%) RESTful
3 3 (2.88%) Vert.x
3 3 (2.88%) Web Services
4 2 (1.92%) Ajax
4 2 (1.92%) EJB
4 2 (1.92%) EJB 3.0
4 2 (1.92%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.92%) HTML
4 2 (1.92%) Java EE
4 2 (1.92%) JPA
4 2 (1.92%) jQuery
5 1 (0.96%) OAuth
5 1 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.77%) PKI
3 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.96%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Unix
2 12 (11.54%) Linux
3 9 (8.65%) Windows
4 8 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (44.23%) DevOps
2 44 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.85%) Kanban
4 24 (23.08%) Open Source
5 23 (22.12%) Waterfall
6 20 (19.23%) Change Control
7 14 (13.46%) Scrum
8 8 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (7.69%) Software Delivery
9 7 (6.73%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (6.73%) Microservices
9 7 (6.73%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (5.77%) Web Application Development
11 5 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.81%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 5 (4.81%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (4.81%) Security Architecture
11 5 (4.81%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 40 (38.46%) Java
2 28 (26.92%) Python
3 23 (22.12%) Groovy
3 23 (22.12%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.85%) C#
5 4 (3.85%) SQL
6 3 (2.88%) C
6 3 (2.88%) Go
7 2 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.96%) C++
8 1 (0.96%) Java 8
8 1 (0.96%) Perl
8 1 (0.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) CISSP
2 5 (4.81%) Degree
3 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.92%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.96%) GDPR
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (25.96%) Docker
2 23 (22.12%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.81%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.96%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (34.62%) Terraform
2 32 (30.77%) Ansible
3 28 (26.92%) Puppet
4 23 (22.12%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (6.73%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.88%) SELinux
7 2 (1.92%) Nagios
7 2 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.96%) Ambari
8 1 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.96%) Oozie
8 1 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (7.69%) Splunk
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.88%) Micro Focus
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle
4 2 (1.92%) AppDynamics
4 2 (1.92%) Google
4 2 (1.92%) IBM
4 2 (1.92%) New Relic
4 2 (1.92%) Qualys
5 1 (0.96%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.96%) Cognos
5 1 (0.96%) F5
5 1 (0.96%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.96%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.96%) Siebel
5 1 (0.96%) Tableau