Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 142 120
Rank change year-on-year +37 -22 +62
Contract jobs citing PaaS 70 58 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.62% 1.12% 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.47% 7.43% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 29
Scotland median daily rate £475 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +22.22% -12.20%
10th Percentile £381 £383 £369
90th Percentile £700 £696 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -30.77% -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 937 781 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.70% 15.10% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 496 202
Scotland median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £301 £264 £263
90th Percentile £575 £559 £564
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £16.76 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.41% -52.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.75 £14.49
90th Percentile £40.72 £74.11 £18.00
UK median hourly rate £21.33 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +12.26% +5.56% -16.28%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +23 46 £625 +4.17% 1
Glasgow +12 20 £475 -5.00% 1
Aberdeen - 3 - -
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 37 (52.86%) IaaS
2 32 (45.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (31.43%) SaaS
4 22 (31.43%) DevOps
5 20 (28.57%) Finance
6 18 (25.71%) Java
6 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
7 16 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (21.43%) Kanban
8 15 (21.43%) Client/Server
8 15 (21.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (21.43%) Mobile App
8 15 (21.43%) Service Design
9 12 (17.14%) Banking
9 12 (17.14%) Mobile Application Development
10 11 (15.71%) Terraform
10 11 (15.71%) Web Application Development
10 11 (15.71%) Docker
10 11 (15.71%) Software Delivery
10 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
10 11 (15.71%) Firewall
10 11 (15.71%) Scrum
11 10 (14.29%) Back Office
12 9 (12.86%) Microservices
13 8 (11.43%) Ansible
13 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (11.43%) Puppet
13 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (11.43%) IBM UrbanCode

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 15 (21.43%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (10.00%) nginx
3 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 37 (52.86%) IaaS
2 32 (45.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (31.43%) SaaS
4 16 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (10.00%) npm
6 5 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (4.29%) Office 365
8 2 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.43%) Apigee
9 1 (1.43%) Datadog
9 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) Firewall
2 2 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) GIS
3 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.43%) Power BI
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) IBM UrbanCode
2 7 (10.00%) Gradle
2 7 (10.00%) gulp
2 7 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.00%) Maven
3 5 (7.14%) CircleCI
3 5 (7.14%) Travis CI
4 4 (5.71%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.86%) Hudson
5 2 (2.86%) JUnit
5 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.43%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.43%) CF BOSH
6 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.43%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.43%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 12 (17.14%) Banking
3 10 (14.29%) Back Office
4 5 (7.14%) Law
5 4 (5.71%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.29%) Legal
7 1 (1.43%) Retail
7 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Architect
2 15 (21.43%) Analyst
3 13 (18.57%) Service Analyst
3 13 (18.57%) Service Design Analyst
4 12 (17.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (17.14%) Transition Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Service Transition Analyst
6 10 (14.29%) Designer
6 10 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
7 9 (12.86%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (11.43%) Developer
9 7 (10.00%) Consultant
10 5 (7.14%) Azure DevOps
11 4 (5.71%) Applications Developer
11 4 (5.71%) Azure Developer
11 4 (5.71%) DevOps Developer
11 4 (5.71%) Security Consultant
11 4 (5.71%) Technical Architect
11 4 (5.71%) Web Applications Developer
12 3 (4.29%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) React
3 5 (7.14%) HTML
4 4 (5.71%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.71%) Entity Framework
4 4 (5.71%) Web Services
5 3 (4.29%) .NET Core
5 3 (4.29%) CSS
5 3 (4.29%) Kendo UI
6 1 (1.43%) Java EE
6 1 (1.43%) Middleware
6 1 (1.43%) Node.js
6 1 (1.43%) OpenLayers
6 1 (1.43%) REST
6 1 (1.43%) RESTful
6 1 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Client/Server
1 15 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.71%) Cloud Native
4 3 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.29%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.86%) Cyberattack
5 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) DataPower
6 1 (1.43%) FMCG
6 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Linux
1 3 (4.29%) Unix
2 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.43%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.43%) DevOps
3 15 (21.43%) Kanban
3 15 (21.43%) Service Design
4 12 (17.14%) Mobile Application Development
5 11 (15.71%) Scrum
5 11 (15.71%) Software Delivery
5 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
5 11 (15.71%) Web Application Development
6 9 (12.86%) Microservices
7 8 (11.43%) ITIL
7 8 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (10.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 7 (10.00%) Open Source
8 7 (10.00%) Transition Management
9 6 (8.57%) Change Control
9 6 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Automation
10 5 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) Java
2 7 (10.00%) C#
2 7 (10.00%) Groovy
2 7 (10.00%) Python
2 7 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 7 (10.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.71%) C
5 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.43%) C++
6 1 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) CISSP
3 3 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.29%) CISA
3 3 (4.29%) GSEC
3 3 (4.29%) GSNA
3 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.86%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.43%) CCSP
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.71%) Docker
3 7 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) Terraform
2 8 (11.43%) Ansible
2 8 (11.43%) Puppet
3 7 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 7 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (1.43%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.43%) Facebook
3 1 (1.43%) Google
3 1 (1.43%) IBM
3 1 (1.43%) Micro Focus
3 1 (1.43%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.43%) New Relic
3 1 (1.43%) Splunk
3 1 (1.43%) Teradata