Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 127 188
Rank change year-on-year +58 +61 +12
Contract jobs citing PaaS 463 325 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.13% 1.94% 1.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.73% 9.94% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 190 114
South East median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £400
90th Percentile £630 £589 £626
England median daily rate £525 £513 £515
% change year-on-year +2.44% -0.49% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
South East median hourly rate £81.25 - £42.50
10th Percentile £69.45 - £41.25
90th Percentile £83.75 - £43.75
England 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 the South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,948 3,268 1,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.72% 19.55% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,559 1,995 1,188
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £287 £300 £263
90th Percentile £619 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 25
South East median hourly rate £33.25 £18.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.41% +11.70% -15.86%
10th Percentile £12.93 £10.73 £14.25
90th Percentile £78.96 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.08 £20.00 £18.96
% change year-on-year +5.40% +5.49% -6.37%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the South East

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in the South East

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in the South East

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PaaS in the South East

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PaaS in the South East

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Thames Valley +36 224 £525 +10.53% 7
Berkshire +42 163 £525 +5.00% 1
Hampshire +17 136 £500 +2.56% 4
Surrey +29 44 £488 -2.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 38 £450 -5.26% 2
Kent +18 26 £500 -25.93% 2
Oxfordshire +31 24 £500 +49.25% 4
East Sussex +3 14 £475 -13.64%
West Sussex +13 13 £525 - 1
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 359 (77.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 293 (63.28%) IaaS
3 185 (39.96%) DevOps
4 175 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
5 172 (37.15%) Microsoft
6 132 (28.51%) SQL
7 126 (27.21%) SaaS
8 125 (27.00%) Amazon AWS
9 119 (25.70%) PowerShell
10 109 (23.54%) Windows
11 86 (18.57%) Test Automation
12 76 (16.41%) Visual Studio Team System
13 73 (15.77%) Jenkins
14 72 (15.55%) Continuous Integration
15 71 (15.33%) Analytics
16 64 (13.82%) Python
16 64 (13.82%) Docker
17 63 (13.61%) .NET
18 61 (13.17%) Linux
19 60 (12.96%) C#
19 60 (12.96%) Git (software)
20 58 (12.53%) Continuous Delivery
21 56 (12.10%) Public Cloud
21 56 (12.10%) Security Cleared
22 54 (11.66%) Java
22 54 (11.66%) Scrum
23 50 (10.80%) TOGAF
24 48 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
24 48 (10.37%) Infrastructure as Code
25 47 (10.15%) Visual Studio

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 31 (6.70%) Apache Spark
2 19 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.89%) Apache
4 17 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 17 (3.67%) Jupyter
5 16 (3.46%) OpenStack
6 13 (2.81%) Umbraco
7 12 (2.59%) IIS
8 10 (2.16%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (2.16%) Luigi
8 10 (2.16%) Skype for Business
8 10 (2.16%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.94%) CMS
9 9 (1.94%) Confluence
10 5 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.08%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.43%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.30%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 359 (77.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 293 (63.28%) IaaS
3 126 (27.21%) SaaS
4 125 (27.00%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (8.42%) Office 365
6 29 (6.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 29 (6.26%) Power Platform
7 25 (5.40%) Serverless
8 24 (5.18%) OpenShift
9 21 (4.54%) Amazon S3
9 21 (4.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 20 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (3.89%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (3.67%) Azure Machine Learning
13 16 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (3.02%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (2.59%) Amazon EMR
15 12 (2.59%) Amazon Kinesis
15 12 (2.59%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (2.59%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.42%) Firewall
2 37 (7.99%) DNS
3 14 (3.02%) VPN
4 12 (2.59%) MQTT
5 11 (2.38%) Skype
6 9 (1.94%) DHCP
7 8 (1.73%) Internet
8 6 (1.30%) Network Security
8 6 (1.30%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.08%) SAN
9 5 (1.08%) VSAN
9 5 (1.08%) Wireless
10 4 (0.86%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.86%) SSL
11 3 (0.65%) NAS
12 2 (0.43%) Intranet
12 2 (0.43%) IPsec
12 2 (0.43%) VLAN
12 2 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 44 (9.50%) Data Lake
3 29 (6.26%) NoSQL
4 28 (6.05%) Redis
5 27 (5.83%) HDInsight
5 27 (5.83%) Power BI
6 26 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (5.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 23 (4.97%) Big Data
8 23 (4.97%) MySQL
9 22 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (4.32%) Hadoop
11 18 (3.89%) GIS
12 17 (3.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 16 (3.46%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (3.46%) Geospatial Data
14 14 (3.02%) Amazon Athena
14 14 (3.02%) Amazon Redshift
15 12 (2.59%) Amazon Aurora
15 12 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 76 (16.41%) Visual Studio Team System
2 73 (15.77%) Jenkins
3 60 (12.96%) Git (software)
4 47 (10.15%) Visual Studio
5 25 (5.40%) SpecFlow
6 19 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (3.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (3.24%) Jasmine
8 15 (3.24%) JIRA
8 15 (3.24%) TeamCity
9 14 (3.02%) JMeter
10 13 (2.81%) Babel
10 13 (2.81%) webpack
11 12 (2.59%) gulp
12 11 (2.38%) Bower
13 10 (2.16%) GitLab
14 8 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (1.51%) Grunt
16 6 (1.30%) Maven
16 6 (1.30%) SonarQube
General
1 39 (8.42%) Finance
2 31 (6.70%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.18%) Billing
4 17 (3.67%) Marketing
5 12 (2.59%) Banking
6 10 (2.16%) Electronics
6 10 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.30%) Legal
8 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.43%) Law
9 2 (0.43%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 114 (24.62%) Architect
2 82 (17.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 75 (16.20%) Azure Engineer
4 70 (15.12%) Developer
5 44 (9.50%) Azure DevOps
6 39 (8.42%) Cloud Engineer
7 38 (8.21%) Solutions Architect
8 34 (7.34%) Azure Architect
8 34 (7.34%) Consultant
9 33 (7.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 26 (5.62%) Cloud Architect
11 25 (5.40%) AWS Engineer
12 23 (4.97%) .NET Developer
13 19 (4.10%) Azure Consultant
14 17 (3.67%) Designer
15 16 (3.46%) Platform Engineer
16 15 (3.24%) Azure Developer
16 15 (3.24%) Data Scientist
16 15 (3.24%) Technical Engineer
17 14 (3.02%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (13.61%) .NET
2 39 (8.42%) JSON
3 25 (5.40%) Kafka
3 25 (5.40%) Middleware
4 23 (4.97%) Swagger
5 22 (4.75%) ASP.NET
6 21 (4.54%) .NET Core
6 21 (4.54%) Node.js
7 20 (4.32%) RESTful
8 18 (3.89%) Web Services
9 16 (3.46%) .NET Framework
9 16 (3.46%) AngularJS
9 16 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (3.24%) Keras
10 15 (3.24%) NumPy
10 15 (3.24%) Pandas
10 15 (3.24%) PySpark
10 15 (3.24%) TensorFlow
11 14 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (3.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.10%) Public Cloud
2 29 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (3.24%) Private Cloud
5 14 (3.02%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.59%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.16%) DataPower
9 8 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.30%) Replication
12 5 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.86%) PKI
14 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.43%) CMDB
15 2 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 109 (23.54%) Windows
2 61 (13.17%) Linux
3 37 (7.99%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (4.10%) Unix
6 17 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.24%) VMS
8 14 (3.02%) AIX
9 10 (2.16%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.08%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.86%) CentOS
14 3 (0.65%) Solaris
14 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.22%) Android
15 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (39.96%) DevOps
2 175 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (18.57%) Test Automation
4 72 (15.55%) Continuous Integration
5 71 (15.33%) Analytics
6 58 (12.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 54 (11.66%) Scrum
8 50 (10.80%) TOGAF
9 48 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
9 48 (10.37%) Infrastructure as Code
10 43 (9.29%) Migration
11 41 (8.86%) ITIL
12 39 (8.42%) TDD
13 38 (8.21%) Data Science
14 37 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 36 (7.78%) Microservices
16 35 (7.56%) Enterprise Architecture
17 33 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
18 32 (6.91%) BDD
18 32 (6.91%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 132 (28.51%) SQL
2 119 (25.70%) PowerShell
3 64 (13.82%) Python
4 60 (12.96%) C#
5 54 (11.66%) Java
6 33 (7.13%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.38%) Scala
8 10 (2.16%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.30%) Go
9 6 (1.30%) Ruby
10 5 (1.08%) C
10 5 (1.08%) R
11 4 (0.86%) C++
11 4 (0.86%) Java 8
11 4 (0.86%) PHP
11 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.86%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.65%) Perl
13 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 47 (10.15%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (5.40%) MCSE
5 16 (3.46%) Degree
6 15 (3.24%) TOGAF Certification
7 13 (2.81%) CCNA
7 13 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.16%) AWS Certification
9 8 (1.73%) MCSA
10 6 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.30%) CISSP
11 5 (1.08%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.86%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.86%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.86%) MCP
12 4 (0.86%) PhD
12 4 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.13%) QA
2 9 (1.94%) GDPR
2 9 (1.94%) SLA
3 7 (1.51%) WCAG
4 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.43%) COBIT
6 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (13.82%) Docker
2 42 (9.07%) Active Directory
3 41 (8.86%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (3.89%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.59%) XenApp
7 10 (2.16%) Apache Flume
7 10 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (2.16%) vSphere
8 6 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.08%) vCloud
10 4 (0.86%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.22%) HDFS
12 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (7.99%) Kubernetes
2 33 (7.13%) Ansible
3 31 (6.70%) Terraform
4 28 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (5.62%) Puppet
6 11 (2.38%) Data Guard
7 8 (1.73%) SCCM
8 7 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.08%) SCOM
9 5 (1.08%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.65%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.65%) vRealize
10 3 (0.65%) WSUS
11 2 (0.43%) Kibana
11 2 (0.43%) logstash
11 2 (0.43%) Mesos
11 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 1 (0.22%) CloudForms
Vendors
1 172 (37.15%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.50%) VMware
3 37 (7.99%) Oracle
4 31 (6.70%) Citrix
5 26 (5.62%) Google
6 25 (5.40%) Red Hat
7 22 (4.75%) Xamarin
8 19 (4.10%) SAP
9 17 (3.67%) IBM
10 14 (3.02%) Tableau
11 12 (2.59%) New Relic
11 12 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (2.16%) Dell
13 8 (1.73%) Cisco
14 7 (1.51%) Splunk
14 7 (1.51%) Symantec
15 6 (1.30%) Fujitsu
16 5 (1.08%) CheckPoint
16 5 (1.08%) F5
16 5 (1.08%) Informatica