Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 127 330
Rank change year-on-year -4 +203 +5
Contract jobs citing PaaS 317 278 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.91% 1.82% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.54% 15.04% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 198 42
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £363 £379 £313
90th Percentile £588 £638 £634
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £100.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -57.50% -

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 3,007 1,849 1,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.13% 12.12% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,834 1,172 814
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.51% +3.05%
10th Percentile £275 £285 £257
90th Percentile £588 £613 £554
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 31
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.28 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.30% +1.65% +25.93%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.38 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £56.75 £60.00
England median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -1.97% -12.20% -3.82%

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 January 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 23 January 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 +45 156 £500 +8.11% 21
Hampshire -21 103 £475 -5.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +42 86 £500 -16.67% 5
Berkshire +2 55 £510 +2.00% 7
Surrey -6 25 £500 +14.29% 10
Oxfordshire -24 15 £385 -3.75% 9
Kent -16 10 £500 -16.67%
West Sussex -4 9 £563 +29.31% 3
Middlesex +2 2 £325 -27.78%
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 207 (65.30%) IaaS
2 116 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (32.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 101 (31.86%) DevOps
4 101 (31.86%) Linux
5 97 (30.60%) Amazon AWS
6 94 (29.65%) Jenkins
6 94 (29.65%) Windows
7 78 (24.61%) Microsoft
7 78 (24.61%) Git (software)
8 76 (23.97%) VMware
9 72 (22.71%) Java
10 71 (22.40%) Firewall
10 71 (22.40%) SaaS
11 51 (16.09%) OpenShift
12 48 (15.14%) Microservices
12 48 (15.14%) REST
13 47 (14.83%) PowerShell
14 45 (14.20%) TDD
15 44 (13.88%) Finance
15 44 (13.88%) TOGAF
16 43 (13.56%) Banking
16 43 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (12.93%) SQL
18 40 (12.62%) JIRA
18 40 (12.62%) Puppet
19 39 (12.30%) Confluence
19 39 (12.30%) Scrum
20 37 (11.67%) Red Hat
20 37 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery

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 39 (12.30%) Confluence
2 35 (11.04%) Cloud Foundry
3 30 (9.46%) OpenStack
4 27 (8.52%) Skype for Business
5 17 (5.36%) Tomcat
6 16 (5.05%) IIS
7 15 (4.73%) Apache
8 14 (4.42%) Apache Spark
9 13 (4.10%) GemFire
10 8 (2.52%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (1.58%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.58%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.63%) Totara
14 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.32%) Drupal
14 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 207 (65.30%) IaaS
2 102 (32.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (30.60%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (22.40%) SaaS
5 51 (16.09%) OpenShift
6 22 (6.94%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (5.68%) GitHub
8 11 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (2.84%) Boomi
10 7 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (2.21%) npm
10 7 (2.21%) Office 365
11 3 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.63%) Bluemix
12 2 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle CX
13 1 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
13 1 (0.32%) Slack
13 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (22.40%) Firewall
2 28 (8.83%) TCP/IP
3 23 (7.26%) NetScaler
4 17 (5.36%) HTTP
5 13 (4.10%) DNS
6 11 (3.47%) MQTT
7 9 (2.84%) Internet
7 9 (2.84%) VPN
8 8 (2.52%) Network Security
8 8 (2.52%) SAN
9 4 (1.26%) NAS
9 4 (1.26%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (0.95%) DHCP
10 3 (0.95%) Intranet
10 3 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.95%) Skype
11 2 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.41%) MongoDB
2 30 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (7.26%) Relational Database
4 22 (6.94%) Redis
5 21 (6.62%) Big Data
5 21 (6.62%) NuoDB
5 21 (6.62%) SQL Server
6 17 (5.36%) Hadoop
7 15 (4.73%) RDBMS
8 14 (4.42%) HBase
8 14 (4.42%) NoSQL
9 13 (4.10%) Apache Hive
9 13 (4.10%) MySQL
9 13 (4.10%) OLTP
10 9 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.21%) NewSQL
12 6 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.89%) OLAP
12 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 94 (29.65%) Jenkins
2 78 (24.61%) Git (software)
3 40 (12.62%) JIRA
4 25 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (7.26%) Selenium
6 20 (6.31%) Visual Studio
7 16 (5.05%) NuGet
8 15 (4.73%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (4.42%) Gradle
9 14 (4.42%) JUnit
10 13 (4.10%) IntelliJ
11 12 (3.79%) TeamCity
12 11 (3.47%) Eclipse
12 11 (3.47%) Maven
13 9 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (2.21%) Bower
14 7 (2.21%) GitLab
15 6 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
16 5 (1.58%) Artifactory
16 5 (1.58%) SonarQube
General
1 44 (13.88%) Finance
2 43 (13.56%) Banking
3 20 (6.31%) Automotive
4 13 (4.10%) Retail
5 10 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.84%) Retail Banking
7 7 (2.21%) International Banking
8 5 (1.58%) Law
9 4 (1.26%) Billing
9 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.26%) Marketing
10 3 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (21.77%) Architect
2 65 (20.50%) Developer
3 45 (14.20%) Java Developer
4 38 (11.99%) Solutions Architect
5 32 (10.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 27 (8.52%) Designer
7 24 (7.57%) Solutions Designer
8 20 (6.31%) Cloud Architect
8 20 (6.31%) Consultant
9 15 (4.73%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (4.10%) Automation Engineer
11 12 (3.79%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.47%) Azure Consultant
12 11 (3.47%) Delivery Manager
13 10 (3.15%) DevOps Manager
13 10 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (3.15%) Software Developer
14 9 (2.84%) Ruby Developer
14 9 (2.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 9 (2.84%) Senior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.14%) REST
2 32 (10.09%) .NET
3 26 (8.20%) JSON
4 24 (7.57%) RESTful
4 24 (7.57%) Spring
5 23 (7.26%) RabbitMQ
5 23 (7.26%) SOAP
6 22 (6.94%) HTML
6 22 (6.94%) Spring Boot
7 21 (6.62%) AngularJS
8 19 (5.99%) Middleware
9 18 (5.68%) J2EE
10 17 (5.36%) XML
11 15 (4.73%) Spring Integration
11 15 (4.73%) Web Services
12 14 (4.42%) Kafka
13 13 (4.10%) Apache Camel
13 13 (4.10%) CSS
13 13 (4.10%) Spark Streaming
14 9 (2.84%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.73%) Management Information System
1 15 (4.73%) Replication
2 14 (4.42%) Linux Command Line
2 14 (4.42%) Virtual Team
3 13 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.79%) Cloud Native
5 9 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.84%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.21%) Fintech
7 7 (2.21%) Infotainment
7 7 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.58%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.58%) User Experience
9 3 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (31.86%) Linux
2 94 (29.65%) Windows
3 34 (10.73%) Windows Server
4 24 (7.57%) Unix
5 21 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.63%) CentOS
8 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.32%) MVS
9 1 (0.32%) VMS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (31.86%) DevOps
3 48 (15.14%) Microservices
4 45 (14.20%) TDD
5 44 (13.88%) TOGAF
6 43 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (12.30%) Scrum
8 37 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 35 (11.04%) User Stories
10 33 (10.41%) Collaborative Working
11 29 (9.15%) Service Management
12 27 (8.52%) ITIL
13 26 (8.20%) Load Balancing
14 23 (7.26%) Task Automation
15 22 (6.94%) Migration
16 21 (6.62%) Validation
17 20 (6.31%) ETL
17 20 (6.31%) Open Source
17 20 (6.31%) Release Management
17 20 (6.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 72 (22.71%) Java
2 47 (14.83%) PowerShell
3 41 (12.93%) SQL
4 25 (7.89%) C#
4 25 (7.89%) Ruby
5 21 (6.62%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.31%) Shell Script
7 18 (5.68%) Go
8 13 (4.10%) Python
9 9 (2.84%) C++
9 9 (2.84%) CQL
10 7 (2.21%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 4 (1.26%) Perl
12 4 (1.26%) Scala
12 4 (1.26%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.32%) PHP
14 1 (0.32%) R
14 1 (0.32%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.57%) Degree
4 5 (1.58%) CISSP
5 4 (1.26%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.95%) CISA
6 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.63%) CCDP
7 2 (0.63%) CCNP
7 2 (0.63%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.63%) CISM
7 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.63%) MySQL Certification
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.32%) APMG
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB
8 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.36%) QA
2 9 (2.84%) ISO 9001
2 9 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.26%) SLA
4 3 (0.95%) GDPR
4 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.63%) GCP
5 2 (0.63%) PMO
6 1 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 34 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.89%) XenServer
3 23 (7.26%) Docker
3 23 (7.26%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.99%) XenDesktop
5 16 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.42%) HDFS
7 13 (4.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 11 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (3.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.26%) KVM
10 4 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.32%) LXC
Systems Management
1 40 (12.62%) Puppet
2 19 (5.99%) Ansible
2 19 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.84%) Opsview
4 5 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.95%) Terraform
6 2 (0.63%) Grafana
6 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.32%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.32%) Graphite
7 1 (0.32%) Kibana
7 1 (0.32%) logstash
7 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.32%) Mesos
7 1 (0.32%) Nagios
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.32%) Packer
7 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.32%) Rancher
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 78 (24.61%) Microsoft
2 76 (23.97%) VMware
3 37 (11.67%) Red Hat
4 29 (9.15%) Oracle
5 28 (8.83%) IBM
6 26 (8.20%) Citrix
7 12 (3.79%) CA
8 10 (3.15%) Google
9 9 (2.84%) SAP
10 5 (1.58%) Cisco
10 5 (1.58%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.58%) Dell
10 5 (1.58%) Twitter
11 4 (1.26%) ForgeRock
11 4 (1.26%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.63%) New Relic
12 2 (0.63%) Remedy
12 2 (0.63%) Tableau
13 1 (0.32%) McAfee
13 1 (0.32%) TIBCO