Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 177 160
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17 +182
Contract jobs citing PaaS 266 219 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.60% 1.33% 1.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.86% 8.80% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 136 197
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +31.94%
10th Percentile £375 £369 £363
90th Percentile £600 £603 £775
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £59.84 £65.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year -7.95% +37.57% -5.50%

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 3,384 2,488 1,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.40% 15.15% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,160 1,576 1,267
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
England median daily rate £486 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.21% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 30
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -16.69% +14.81%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.25 £11.73
90th Percentile £73.35 £39.93 £57.01
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.71 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.23% +8.97% -17.39%

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 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily 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 19 September 2018. 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 +13 119 £500 - 28
Hampshire +15 92 £488 +13.37% 9
Berkshire +35 61 £488 +0.78% 12
Buckinghamshire -18 39 £438 -12.50% 6
Surrey -34 28 £450 -10.00% 6
Oxfordshire +12 19 £600 +71.43% 10
West Sussex +8 16 £343 -37.73%
Kent +11 3 £450 -30.77% 3
Middlesex +8 2 £679 +24.54%
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 150 (56.39%) IaaS
2 132 (49.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (37.59%) DevOps
4 96 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (34.96%) Linux
6 90 (33.83%) Windows
7 77 (28.95%) SaaS
8 71 (26.69%) Microsoft
9 67 (25.19%) Jenkins
10 66 (24.81%) Java
11 62 (23.31%) VMware
12 59 (22.18%) Amazon AWS
13 52 (19.55%) Scrum
14 48 (18.05%) JSON
15 46 (17.29%) Test Automation
16 43 (16.17%) SQL
17 42 (15.79%) Git (software)
18 41 (15.41%) Finance
18 41 (15.41%) TDD
19 40 (15.04%) Unix
20 38 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
21 36 (13.53%) Windows Server
22 34 (12.78%) Office 365
23 33 (12.41%) RESTful
23 33 (12.41%) Cloud Foundry
24 31 (11.65%) RabbitMQ
25 30 (11.28%) Puppet
25 30 (11.28%) Kafka
25 30 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
26 29 (10.90%) User Stories

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 33 (12.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 18 (6.77%) Apache
3 16 (6.02%) OpenStack
4 15 (5.64%) Apache Spark
5 14 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 12 (4.51%) GemFire
7 9 (3.38%) Skype for Business
8 8 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (2.63%) Confluence
9 7 (2.63%) MS Exchange
10 6 (2.26%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.50%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.13%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.13%) CMS
12 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (1.13%) IIS
12 3 (1.13%) nginx
12 3 (1.13%) SAS
13 2 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.50%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (1.13%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.75%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 150 (56.39%) IaaS
2 132 (49.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (28.95%) SaaS
4 59 (22.18%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (12.78%) Office 365
6 23 (8.65%) OpenShift
7 21 (7.89%) GitHub
8 13 (4.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (4.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (3.76%) Serverless
11 9 (3.38%) Azure Functions
12 8 (3.01%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (3.01%) Boomi
13 7 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (1.88%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (1.13%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 3 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (1.13%) npm
16 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.53%) Firewall
2 20 (7.52%) SAN
3 14 (5.26%) NetScaler
4 12 (4.51%) HTTP
5 10 (3.76%) Network Security
6 8 (3.01%) DNS
7 6 (2.26%) Skype
7 6 (2.26%) SSL
8 4 (1.50%) DHCP
8 4 (1.50%) VPN
8 4 (1.50%) WAN
9 3 (1.13%) EIGRP
9 3 (1.13%) LAN
9 3 (1.13%) OSPF
9 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.13%) Wireless
10 2 (0.75%) 3G
10 2 (0.75%) BGP
10 2 (0.75%) IPsec
10 2 (0.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.90%) MongoDB
2 21 (7.89%) HBase
3 19 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 18 (6.77%) SQL Server
5 16 (6.02%) Azure SQL Database
5 16 (6.02%) Big Data
6 13 (4.89%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.63%) Redis
8 6 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.26%) Data Lake
8 6 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.88%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (1.88%) MySQL
9 5 (1.88%) NuoDB
10 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 67 (25.19%) Jenkins
2 42 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 13 (4.89%) JUnit
5 12 (4.51%) Eclipse
5 12 (4.51%) IntelliJ
5 12 (4.51%) Visual Studio
5 12 (4.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (3.76%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.38%) Selenium
8 8 (3.01%) JIRA
9 7 (2.63%) GitLab
9 7 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.88%) Gradle
11 4 (1.50%) MSBuild
12 3 (1.13%) Maven
12 3 (1.13%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.75%) JBehave
General
1 41 (15.41%) Finance
2 16 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.14%) Banking
3 11 (4.14%) Retail
4 6 (2.26%) Aerospace
4 6 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.88%) Automotive
5 5 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.50%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
7 2 (0.75%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (23.68%) Architect
2 53 (19.92%) Developer
3 21 (7.89%) Azure Engineer
3 21 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (7.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 17 (6.39%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 14 (5.26%) Consultant
7 13 (4.89%) Azure Developer
7 13 (4.89%) Designer
8 12 (4.51%) Java Engineer
8 12 (4.51%) Senior Developer
8 12 (4.51%) Solutions Designer
9 11 (4.14%) Software Developer
10 10 (3.76%) Azure Architect
10 10 (3.76%) Azure Consultant
10 10 (3.76%) IT Manager
10 10 (3.76%) Node.js Developer
11 9 (3.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.05%) JSON
2 33 (12.41%) RESTful
3 31 (11.65%) RabbitMQ
4 30 (11.28%) Kafka
5 29 (10.90%) Middleware
6 24 (9.02%) .NET
6 24 (9.02%) AngularJS
7 18 (6.77%) Spring
8 15 (5.64%) Node.js
9 14 (5.26%) XML
10 13 (4.89%) SOAP
11 12 (4.51%) REST
12 11 (4.14%) SAML
13 10 (3.76%) Gherkin
13 10 (3.76%) HTML
13 10 (3.76%) Spring Cloud
14 9 (3.38%) Web Services
15 8 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (3.01%) CSS
16 6 (2.26%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.02%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (4.89%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (4.89%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.51%) Virtual Team
5 10 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.76%) PKI
6 9 (3.38%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.01%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.63%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.88%) Life Science
10 5 (1.88%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.88%) User Experience
11 4 (1.50%) Clustering
11 4 (1.50%) LIMS
11 4 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.75%) Fintech
13 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 93 (34.96%) Linux
2 90 (33.83%) Windows
3 40 (15.04%) Unix
4 36 (13.53%) Windows Server
5 27 (10.15%) Windows 10
6 20 (7.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (6.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (5.64%) Windows XP
9 14 (5.26%) AIX
10 3 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.75%) Android
11 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.75%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.38%) Solaris
12 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (37.59%) DevOps
2 96 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (19.55%) Scrum
4 46 (17.29%) Test Automation
5 41 (15.41%) TDD
6 38 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
8 29 (10.90%) BDD
8 29 (10.90%) User Stories
9 28 (10.53%) Microservices
10 26 (9.77%) ITIL
11 25 (9.40%) TOGAF
12 24 (9.02%) Service Management
13 23 (8.65%) Collaborative Working
13 23 (8.65%) Migration
14 19 (7.14%) ATDD
14 19 (7.14%) Configuration Management
15 18 (6.77%) Validation
15 18 (6.77%) Waterfall
16 17 (6.39%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 66 (24.81%) Java
2 43 (16.17%) SQL
3 25 (9.40%) JavaScript
3 25 (9.40%) PowerShell
4 23 (8.65%) Python
5 22 (8.27%) Ruby
6 19 (7.14%) C#
7 12 (4.51%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.88%) Java 8
9 4 (1.50%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.50%) C++
9 4 (1.50%) Go
9 4 (1.50%) Scala
9 4 (1.50%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.13%) C
10 3 (1.13%) F#
11 2 (0.75%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.75%) PHP
11 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (9.40%) Degree
2 24 (9.02%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.38%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.63%) PgMP
5 7 (2.63%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.50%) CEH
6 4 (1.50%) CISM
6 4 (1.50%) CISSP
7 3 (1.13%) MCP
8 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.75%) MBA
8 2 (0.75%) MCSE
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.75%) OCA
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.75%) PhD
9 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.01%) GCP
2 7 (2.63%) GDPR
3 6 (2.26%) QA
4 5 (1.88%) GxP
5 4 (1.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (1.50%) GLP
5 4 (1.50%) GMP
6 2 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (10.90%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.77%) Hyper-V
2 26 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.27%) Docker
4 21 (7.89%) HDFS
5 15 (5.64%) XenApp
6 14 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (4.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (3.01%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.26%) KVM
10 6 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (2.26%) XenServer
11 5 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.75%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (11.28%) Puppet
2 27 (10.15%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (8.27%) Terraform
4 21 (7.89%) Ansible
5 15 (5.64%) Kubernetes
6 14 (5.26%) Data Guard
7 6 (2.26%) CloudForms
7 6 (2.26%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.13%) SCCM
10 2 (0.75%) Netcool
10 2 (0.75%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.75%) OpenView
10 2 (0.75%) Salt
10 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.75%) TeMIP
11 1 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.38%) logstash
11 1 (0.38%) Mesos
11 1 (0.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 71 (26.69%) Microsoft
2 62 (23.31%) VMware
3 29 (10.90%) Oracle
4 25 (9.40%) Citrix
4 25 (9.40%) Red Hat
5 23 (8.65%) IBM
6 16 (6.02%) Google
6 16 (6.02%) HP
7 14 (5.26%) 3PAR
8 10 (3.76%) Cisco
8 10 (3.76%) SAP
8 10 (3.76%) ServiceNow
9 9 (3.38%) Sitecore
10 8 (3.01%) Dell
10 8 (3.01%) ForgeRock
11 7 (2.63%) CA
12 6 (2.26%) BMC
12 6 (2.26%) Remedy
13 3 (1.13%) Databricks
13 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com