Period
to 8 April 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 8 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 102 145
Rank change year-on-year +22 +43 -5
Contract jobs citing PaaS 78 87 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 2.22% 1.89% 0.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.69% 8.98% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 21
Median daily rate £425 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.62% +8.33% +60.00%
10th Percentile £396 £409 £425
90th Percentile £728 £700 £750
UK median daily rate £525 £530 £525
% change year-on-year -0.94% +0.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 898 969 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.61% 21.02% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 571 454
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £262 £306 £265
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.90 £16.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.73% +6.80% +6.45%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.25 £15.88
90th Percentile £57.50 £35.50 £92.93
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.32% -5.00% +11.11%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in Scotland

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in Scotland

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in Scotland over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 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
Edinburgh +1 40 £550 -21.43%
Glasgow +38 35 £413 -13.16% 1
Dundee -6 2 £413 +26.92%
Aberdeen -4 1 £600 - 1
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 8 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 45 (57.69%) SaaS
2 44 (56.41%) IaaS
3 42 (53.85%) AWS
4 39 (50.00%) Azure
5 37 (47.44%) Public Sector
6 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (28.21%) .NET
8 19 (24.36%) SQL
9 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
10 16 (20.51%) Amazon S3
10 16 (20.51%) DevOps
11 15 (19.23%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (19.23%) Serverless
12 14 (17.95%) Confluence
12 14 (17.95%) JIRA
13 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 13 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (15.38%) NoSQL
14 12 (15.38%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (12.82%) T-SQL
16 9 (11.54%) C#
16 9 (11.54%) OLTP
16 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
16 9 (11.54%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (11.54%) SimpleDB
16 9 (11.54%) Cloud Native
17 8 (10.26%) Terraform
17 8 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
17 8 (10.26%) Workflow
17 8 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture

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 14 (17.95%) Confluence
2 6 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.56%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 45 (57.69%) SaaS
2 44 (56.41%) IaaS
3 42 (53.85%) AWS
4 39 (50.00%) Azure
5 16 (20.51%) Amazon S3
6 15 (19.23%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (19.23%) Serverless
7 13 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (15.38%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (11.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (8.97%) Office 365
11 4 (5.13%) GCP
12 3 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (3.85%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (3.85%) CloudFront
12 3 (3.85%) npm
12 3 (3.85%) OpenShift
12 3 (3.85%) Route 53
12 3 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (2.56%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Network Security
2 3 (3.85%) Firewall
2 3 (3.85%) VPN
3 2 (2.56%) BIG-IP
3 2 (2.56%) DHCP
3 2 (2.56%) DNS
3 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 9 (11.54%) OLTP
3 9 (11.54%) SimpleDB
4 7 (8.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (8.97%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.85%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) JIRA
2 5 (6.41%) Maven
3 3 (3.85%) CircleCI
3 3 (3.85%) Gradle
3 3 (3.85%) gulp
3 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.85%) Travis CI
4 2 (2.56%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.56%) GitLab
5 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 37 (47.44%) Public Sector
2 7 (8.97%) Banking
2 7 (8.97%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Back Office
3 1 (1.28%) Local Government
3 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (33.33%) Developer
2 12 (15.38%) Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.82%) Architect
4 9 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 9 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) SQL Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Technical Business Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Azure Developer
7 6 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Cloud Technical Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Consultant
8 5 (6.41%) Database Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Product Manager
8 5 (6.41%) Security Architect
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.21%) .NET
2 7 (8.97%) .NET Core
2 7 (8.97%) AngularJS
2 7 (8.97%) Node.js
3 6 (7.69%) CSS
3 6 (7.69%) HTML
3 6 (7.69%) Kendo UI
4 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.41%) Apache Cordova
4 5 (6.41%) Ionic Framework
4 5 (6.41%) OpenLayers
5 4 (5.13%) React
6 3 (3.85%) REST
7 2 (2.56%) Angular 2
7 2 (2.56%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (2.56%) Java EE
7 2 (2.56%) JPA
7 2 (2.56%) jQuery
7 2 (2.56%) RESTful
7 2 (2.56%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Cloud Native
2 7 (8.97%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.85%) PKI
5 3 (3.85%) User Experience
6 2 (2.56%) CMDB
6 2 (2.56%) DataPower
6 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.28%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.51%) DevOps
3 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 8 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (10.26%) Workflow
5 7 (8.97%) Architecture Roadmap
5 7 (8.97%) Kanban
5 7 (8.97%) Microservices
5 7 (8.97%) Waterfall
6 6 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 6 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Development
6 6 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (7.69%) Migration
6 6 (7.69%) Scrum
7 5 (6.41%) ITIL
7 5 (6.41%) ITSM
7 5 (6.41%) Web Development
8 4 (5.13%) Cryptography
8 4 (5.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.36%) SQL
2 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.82%) T-SQL
4 9 (11.54%) C#
5 7 (8.97%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.97%) TypeScript
6 5 (6.41%) Java
6 5 (6.41%) Python
7 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.85%) Groovy
8 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.56%) Go
10 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.13%) Degree
3 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) CCNA
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.28%) MCSE
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Terraform
2 5 (6.41%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.85%) Ansible
3 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.85%) Puppet
4 2 (2.56%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) Atlassian
2 5 (6.41%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.13%) IBM
4 3 (3.85%) Citrix
5 2 (2.56%) CA
5 2 (2.56%) F5
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (1.28%) Avaya
6 1 (1.28%) VMware