Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 163 170
Rank change year-on-year +85 +7 -5
Contract jobs citing PaaS 409 254 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.86% 1.56% 1.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.37% 7.29% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 164 141
South East median daily rate £525 £494 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -1.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £409 £366 £375
90th Percentile £636 £600 £613
England median daily rate £549 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.52% - +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 0 0
South East median hourly rate £80.00 - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £59.84 £65.00
% change year-on-year +21.17% -7.95% +37.57%

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 3,943 3,482 2,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.55% 21.42% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,523 2,233 1,644
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 45 30
South East median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.47% +15.15% -15.86%
10th Percentile £16.25 £10.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £73.35 £39.93
England median hourly rate £22.93 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +20.68% -9.52% +10.53%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +59 193 £538 +7.50% 25
Berkshire +54 146 £538 +10.26% 14
Hampshire +23 119 £500 +2.56% 10
Surrey +64 52 £513 +13.89% 15
Buckinghamshire +16 35 £463 +7.56% 7
Kent +21 22 £500 +11.11% 4
Oxfordshire +23 13 £550 -8.33% 4
East Sussex - 13 £600 - 5
West Sussex 0 4 £700 +104.38% 2
Middlesex +7 1 - - 2
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 332 (81.17%) Azure
2 270 (66.01%) IaaS
3 195 (47.68%) Microsoft
4 181 (44.25%) SaaS
5 163 (39.85%) DevOps
6 136 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
7 114 (27.87%) Windows
8 113 (27.63%) AWS
9 99 (24.21%) PowerShell
10 92 (22.49%) SQL
11 89 (21.76%) Security Cleared
12 81 (19.80%) SC Cleared
13 71 (17.36%) Office 365
14 68 (16.63%) Firewall
15 67 (16.38%) DNS
16 64 (15.65%) VMware
17 62 (15.16%) Visual Studio Team System
18 56 (13.69%) Python
19 53 (12.96%) Kubernetes
19 53 (12.96%) Degree
20 52 (12.71%) Active Directory
20 52 (12.71%) Oracle
20 52 (12.71%) Java
20 52 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
21 51 (12.47%) Test Automation
22 49 (11.98%) Computer Science
22 49 (11.98%) C#
23 48 (11.74%) Linux
24 47 (11.49%) .NET
24 47 (11.49%) Microsoft Office

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 17 (4.16%) OpenStack
2 16 (3.91%) Confluence
3 15 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (3.18%) IIS
5 12 (2.93%) Umbraco
6 9 (2.20%) Apache Spark
6 9 (2.20%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.71%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.98%) Apache
8 4 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.98%) Luigi
9 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.73%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.73%) ThingWorx
9 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.49%) GemFire
10 2 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.20%) Sonata
2 8 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.96%) SAP ERP
3 7 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.22%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 332 (81.17%) Azure
2 270 (66.01%) IaaS
3 181 (44.25%) SaaS
4 113 (27.63%) AWS
5 71 (17.36%) Office 365
6 41 (10.02%) Power Platform
7 37 (9.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 35 (8.56%) Serverless
9 31 (7.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 25 (6.11%) OpenShift
11 20 (4.89%) iPaaS
12 18 (4.40%) GitHub
13 16 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (3.67%) Dynamics 365
14 15 (3.67%) GCP
15 14 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (2.20%) Azure Data Factory
17 6 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (1.47%) Loggly
17 6 (1.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (16.63%) Firewall
2 67 (16.38%) DNS
3 44 (10.76%) VPN
4 37 (9.05%) TCP/IP
5 36 (8.80%) Internet
6 34 (8.31%) Reverse Proxy
7 32 (7.82%) SAN
8 31 (7.58%) NAS
9 14 (3.42%) NetScaler
10 12 (2.93%) DHCP
11 7 (1.71%) Skype
11 7 (1.71%) Wireless
12 5 (1.22%) MQTT
12 5 (1.22%) Network Security
12 5 (1.22%) VLAN
13 4 (0.98%) AMQP
14 3 (0.73%) Software-Defined Networking
15 2 (0.49%) IPsec
15 2 (0.49%) VSAN
15 2 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.54%) Power BI
2 36 (8.80%) Data Lake
3 34 (8.31%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (7.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 26 (6.36%) SQL Server
7 21 (5.13%) Redis
8 19 (4.65%) Cosmos DB
8 19 (4.65%) Data Mart
9 18 (4.40%) NoSQL
10 14 (3.42%) Oracle Database
11 13 (3.18%) HDInsight
12 12 (2.93%) Big Data
13 11 (2.69%) Relational Database
14 10 (2.44%) RDBMS
15 9 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (1.96%) Hadoop
17 7 (1.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 6 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
19 5 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (15.16%) Visual Studio Team System
2 47 (11.49%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.36%) Visual Studio
4 22 (5.38%) Git (software)
5 21 (5.13%) JIRA
6 19 (4.65%) SpecFlow
7 17 (4.16%) TeamCity
8 15 (3.67%) GitLab
8 15 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (3.18%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (2.93%) Babel
10 12 (2.93%) gulp
10 12 (2.93%) Jasmine
10 12 (2.93%) webpack
11 8 (1.96%) SonarQube
12 6 (1.47%) JMeter
12 6 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (1.22%) Maven
14 4 (0.98%) JUnit
14 4 (0.98%) Selenium
General
1 47 (11.49%) Finance
2 16 (3.91%) Banking
3 12 (2.93%) Billing
4 10 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.96%) Marketing
5 8 (1.96%) Public Sector
6 3 (0.73%) Law
7 2 (0.49%) Advertising
7 2 (0.49%) Back Office
7 2 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.24%) French Language
8 1 (0.24%) Games
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 142 (34.72%) Architect
2 67 (16.38%) Azure Engineer
3 55 (13.45%) Azure Architect
3 55 (13.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 53 (12.96%) Developer
5 48 (11.74%) Solutions Architect
6 34 (8.31%) Azure DevOps
7 30 (7.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 28 (6.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 27 (6.60%) Cloud Architect
10 20 (4.89%) Consultant
10 20 (4.89%) Designer
11 17 (4.16%) Integration Architect
12 16 (3.91%) Solutions Designer
13 15 (3.67%) C# Developer
14 14 (3.42%) Infrastructure Designer
14 14 (3.42%) Platform Engineer
15 12 (2.93%) .NET Developer
15 12 (2.93%) Infrastructure Architect
15 12 (2.93%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.49%) .NET
2 40 (9.78%) Web Services
3 23 (5.62%) REST
4 20 (4.89%) JSON
4 20 (4.89%) SOAP
5 18 (4.40%) AngularJS
5 18 (4.40%) Node.js
6 16 (3.91%) Spring
6 16 (3.91%) Swagger
7 15 (3.67%) .NET Framework
7 15 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (3.67%) Oracle Fusion
8 14 (3.42%) .NET Core
9 13 (3.18%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (2.93%) Spring Boot
11 11 (2.69%) Kafka
12 8 (1.96%) CSS
13 7 (1.71%) RESTful
14 5 (1.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.51%) Public Cloud
2 31 (7.58%) Replication
3 27 (6.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 20 (4.89%) Private Cloud
5 18 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (4.16%) Data Centre
7 15 (3.67%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Licensing
11 8 (1.96%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.96%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.47%) Clustering
13 3 (0.73%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.73%) PKI
14 2 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.49%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 114 (27.87%) Windows
2 48 (11.74%) Linux
3 37 (9.05%) Windows Server
4 32 (7.82%) Windows 10
5 22 (5.38%) Unix
6 14 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.44%) VMS
8 8 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.22%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.73%) AIX
11 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (39.85%) DevOps
2 136 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (12.47%) Test Automation
5 49 (11.98%) Computer Science
6 46 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (10.76%) Analytics
8 43 (10.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 42 (10.27%) Information Security
9 42 (10.27%) Migration
10 41 (10.02%) TOGAF
11 38 (9.29%) ERP
12 35 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 35 (8.56%) Infrastructure as Code
12 35 (8.56%) Scrum
13 32 (7.82%) BDD
14 30 (7.33%) TDD
15 29 (7.09%) Enterprise Architecture
15 29 (7.09%) Information Management
16 27 (6.60%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 99 (24.21%) PowerShell
2 92 (22.49%) SQL
3 56 (13.69%) Python
4 52 (12.71%) Java
5 49 (11.98%) C#
6 24 (5.87%) JavaScript
7 16 (3.91%) Bash Shell
8 13 (3.18%) Ruby
9 11 (2.69%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.96%) Go
10 8 (1.96%) Java 8
11 6 (1.47%) PHP
12 4 (0.98%) Scala
13 3 (0.73%) ABAP
13 3 (0.73%) Perl
13 3 (0.73%) R
13 3 (0.73%) VBScript
14 2 (0.49%) C
14 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 81 (19.80%) SC Cleared
3 53 (12.96%) Degree
4 26 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.16%) MCSE
6 12 (2.93%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (2.44%) CCNA
7 10 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.20%) CISSP
9 5 (1.22%) CEH
9 5 (1.22%) CISM
9 5 (1.22%) SANS
10 3 (0.73%) MCSA
10 3 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.49%) GCIA
11 2 (0.49%) GCIH
11 2 (0.49%) GSEC
11 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.82%) QA
2 19 (4.65%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.47%) COBIT
4 5 (1.22%) GDPR
4 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.98%) SLA
6 3 (0.73%) NCSC
7 2 (0.49%) NIST
8 1 (0.24%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 52 (12.71%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.25%) Docker
3 36 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (7.82%) Hyper-V
5 30 (7.33%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 10 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.20%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.96%) vCloud
9 5 (1.22%) vSphere
10 4 (0.98%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.98%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.49%) XenApp
12 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 53 (12.96%) Kubernetes
2 44 (10.76%) Ansible
3 19 (4.65%) Single Sign-On
3 19 (4.65%) Terraform
4 17 (4.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (3.91%) Puppet
6 8 (1.96%) SCCM
7 5 (1.22%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (1.22%) OpenView
7 5 (1.22%) SCOM
8 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.24%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.24%) Packer
10 1 (0.24%) Salt
10 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 195 (47.68%) Microsoft
2 64 (15.65%) VMware
3 52 (12.71%) Oracle
4 28 (6.85%) Citrix
5 26 (6.36%) Workday
6 20 (4.89%) Databricks
6 20 (4.89%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.67%) SAP
8 14 (3.42%) Cisco
9 13 (3.18%) Google
10 12 (2.93%) Xamarin
11 11 (2.69%) Atlassian
11 11 (2.69%) New Relic
12 10 (2.44%) Dell
12 10 (2.44%) Splunk
13 8 (1.96%) HP
13 8 (1.96%) IBM
13 8 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.71%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.47%) Informatica