Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 143 138
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +190
Contract jobs citing PaaS 283 268 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 1.62% 1.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.80% 9.25% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 164 203
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £369
90th Percentile £624 £617 £660
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.95% +0.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £59.84 £34.36 £47.25
% change year-on-year +74.14% -27.28% -

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 3,626 2,896 2,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.93% 17.46% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,311 1,800 1,283
South East median daily rate £458 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £267
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
England median daily rate £497 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.58% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 45 34
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -9.59% +14.06%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.50 £12.09
90th Percentile £74.63 £43.64 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

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 November 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 November 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 +19 126 £550 +10.00% 41
Hampshire -16 90 £488 +14.71% 12
Berkshire +33 75 £525 -4.33% 30
Surrey -10 39 £488 -2.50% 7
Buckinghamshire -14 31 £438 -12.50% 4
Oxfordshire +20 20 £600 +50.00% 7
West Sussex -5 12 £343 -39.11% 3
Kent +3 3 £450 -30.77% 3
East Sussex -8 3 £600 - 3
Middlesex +9 2 £679 +24.54%
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 203 (71.73%) IaaS
2 174 (61.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (45.94%) DevOps
4 114 (40.28%) Windows
5 109 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (31.10%) Linux
6 88 (31.10%) Microsoft
7 75 (26.50%) SaaS
8 67 (23.67%) Amazon AWS
9 65 (22.97%) Jenkins
10 57 (20.14%) VMware
11 47 (16.61%) SQL
12 46 (16.25%) Scrum
13 44 (15.55%) Git (software)
14 42 (14.84%) PowerShell
15 41 (14.49%) Test Automation
15 41 (14.49%) Windows Server
16 38 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
16 38 (13.43%) Office 365
17 37 (13.07%) Java
18 36 (12.72%) Firewall
18 36 (12.72%) JSON
19 33 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
20 32 (11.31%) Visual Studio Team System
20 32 (11.31%) Service Management
21 31 (10.95%) TDD
21 31 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
21 31 (10.95%) Public Cloud
21 31 (10.95%) Windows 10
22 30 (10.60%) TOGAF

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 20 (7.07%) OpenStack
2 18 (6.36%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (4.24%) Confluence
5 11 (3.89%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.83%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.77%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.41%) CMS
8 4 (1.41%) Totara
8 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.06%) Apache
9 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.06%) GemFire
9 3 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.35%) nginx
11 1 (0.35%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 9 (3.18%) Chatbot
2 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 203 (71.73%) IaaS
2 174 (61.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (26.50%) SaaS
4 67 (23.67%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (13.43%) Office 365
6 23 (8.13%) OpenShift
7 16 (5.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (4.24%) Serverless
10 10 (3.53%) GitHub
11 9 (3.18%) Boomi
12 7 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (1.77%) Apigee
14 5 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (1.41%) Azure Functions
16 2 (0.71%) Azure Machine Learning
16 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
16 2 (0.71%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.72%) Firewall
2 20 (7.07%) SAN
3 15 (5.30%) DNS
4 13 (4.59%) NetScaler
5 12 (4.24%) Network Security
6 10 (3.53%) Skype
7 8 (2.83%) SSL
8 5 (1.77%) HTTP
8 5 (1.77%) VPN
9 4 (1.41%) DHCP
10 3 (1.06%) EIGRP
10 3 (1.06%) OSPF
10 3 (1.06%) Wireless
11 2 (0.71%) 3G
11 2 (0.71%) BGP
11 2 (0.71%) DSL
11 2 (0.71%) Internet
11 2 (0.71%) LTE
11 2 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.71%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.19%) MongoDB
2 17 (6.01%) Big Data
3 14 (4.95%) Hadoop
4 13 (4.59%) Data Lake
4 13 (4.59%) Power BI
5 12 (4.24%) HDInsight
5 12 (4.24%) Redis
5 12 (4.24%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (3.18%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.18%) NuoDB
9 8 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (2.47%) HBase
11 5 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.41%) NewSQL
12 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.06%) CouchDB
13 3 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 65 (22.97%) Jenkins
2 44 (15.55%) Git (software)
3 32 (11.31%) Visual Studio Team System
4 27 (9.54%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.95%) JIRA
6 13 (4.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (3.89%) Selenium
8 10 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (3.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (3.18%) TeamCity
10 8 (2.83%) GitLab
11 7 (2.47%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.41%) Gradle
12 4 (1.41%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.41%) JUnit
12 4 (1.41%) Mocha
12 4 (1.41%) MSBuild
13 3 (1.06%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.06%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.06%) Mercurial
General
1 29 (10.25%) Finance
2 13 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.83%) Billing
4 7 (2.47%) Banking
5 4 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.06%) Automotive
6 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (24.73%) Architect
2 51 (18.02%) Developer
3 43 (15.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (9.54%) Azure Engineer
4 27 (9.54%) Solutions Architect
5 26 (9.19%) Azure DevOps
6 23 (8.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 18 (6.36%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.65%) Azure Developer
9 15 (5.30%) Automation Engineer
9 15 (5.30%) Azure Architect
10 14 (4.95%) Designer
11 13 (4.59%) Solutions Designer
12 12 (4.24%) C# Developer
12 12 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.89%) Consultant
13 11 (3.89%) Software Developer
14 10 (3.53%) Lead DevOps
14 10 (3.53%) Project Manager
15 9 (3.18%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.72%) JSON
2 23 (8.13%) AngularJS
3 22 (7.77%) RabbitMQ
3 22 (7.77%) RESTful
4 19 (6.71%) Kafka
4 19 (6.71%) Middleware
5 16 (5.65%) .NET
5 16 (5.65%) Node.js
5 16 (5.65%) SOAP
6 14 (4.95%) REST
7 13 (4.59%) React
8 12 (4.24%) HTML
9 11 (3.89%) XML
10 9 (3.18%) HTML5
10 9 (3.18%) Spring
11 8 (2.83%) jQuery
12 7 (2.47%) Spring Boot
13 6 (2.12%) CSS
13 6 (2.12%) OAuth
13 6 (2.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.95%) Public Cloud
2 22 (7.77%) Hybrid Cloud
3 18 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.65%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.59%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.18%) PKI
7 8 (2.83%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.12%) Fintech
10 5 (1.77%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.41%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.41%) User Experience
12 3 (1.06%) Clustering
12 3 (1.06%) CMDB
12 3 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.71%) Replication
13 2 (0.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 114 (40.28%) Windows
2 88 (31.10%) Linux
3 41 (14.49%) Windows Server
4 31 (10.95%) Windows 10
5 25 (8.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (8.13%) Unix
7 19 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (4.95%) AIX
8 14 (4.95%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.12%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.77%) CentOS
10 5 (1.77%) VMS
11 4 (1.41%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.35%) Solaris
13 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (45.94%) DevOps
2 109 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (16.25%) Scrum
4 41 (14.49%) Test Automation
5 38 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 33 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (11.31%) Service Management
8 31 (10.95%) TDD
9 30 (10.60%) TOGAF
10 26 (9.19%) Analytics
10 26 (9.19%) ITIL
11 25 (8.83%) Collaborative Working
12 23 (8.13%) Microservices
13 19 (6.71%) BDD
14 18 (6.36%) User Stories
15 17 (6.01%) Data Management
15 17 (6.01%) Waterfall
16 16 (5.65%) Load Balancing
16 16 (5.65%) Network Design
17 15 (5.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.61%) SQL
2 42 (14.84%) PowerShell
3 37 (13.07%) Java
4 28 (9.89%) JavaScript
5 21 (7.42%) C#
5 21 (7.42%) Python
6 17 (6.01%) Ruby
7 8 (2.83%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.12%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.77%) Go
9 5 (1.77%) R
10 4 (1.41%) F#
10 4 (1.41%) Java 8
11 3 (1.06%) C
11 3 (1.06%) C++
11 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.35%) Groovy
12 1 (0.35%) Scala
12 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.42%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.65%) Degree
4 7 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.12%) CISSP
6 5 (1.77%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.41%) CEH
7 4 (1.41%) CISM
7 4 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.41%) MCSE
7 4 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.71%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.71%) MBA
9 2 (0.71%) PhD
10 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.35%) CCNP
10 1 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.83%) GDPR
2 4 (1.41%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (9.89%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.89%) Docker
3 23 (8.13%) Hyper-V
3 23 (8.13%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (4.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (4.95%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (4.95%) XenApp
5 7 (2.47%) HDFS
5 7 (2.47%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.12%) KVM
6 6 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.41%) XenServer
8 3 (1.06%) vSphere
9 2 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (10.25%) Ansible
1 29 (10.25%) Terraform
2 26 (9.19%) Puppet
3 22 (7.77%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (7.42%) Kubernetes
5 14 (4.95%) Data Guard
6 12 (4.24%) CloudForms
6 12 (4.24%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.71%) Grafana
7 2 (0.71%) Netcool
7 2 (0.71%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.71%) OpenView
7 2 (0.71%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.71%) SCCM
7 2 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.71%) TeMIP
8 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 88 (31.10%) Microsoft
2 57 (20.14%) VMware
3 28 (9.89%) Red Hat
4 27 (9.54%) Oracle
5 23 (8.13%) IBM
6 18 (6.36%) Citrix
7 17 (6.01%) HP
8 14 (4.95%) 3PAR
8 14 (4.95%) Google
9 13 (4.59%) ServiceNow
10 10 (3.53%) BMC
10 10 (3.53%) Cisco
10 10 (3.53%) Sitecore
11 9 (3.18%) CA
11 9 (3.18%) Dell
11 9 (3.18%) ForgeRock
11 9 (3.18%) SAP
12 8 (2.83%) Remedy
13 2 (0.71%) Mirantis
13 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com