Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 170 216
Rank change year-on-year +34 +46 +136
Contract jobs citing PaaS 311 206 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.85% 1.32% 1.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.85% 11.36% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 137 146
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.54% +11.89%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £360
90th Percentile £613 £630 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
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 3,156 1,813 1,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.80% 11.58% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,905 1,140 996
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £288
90th Percentile £598 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 31
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.73% -26.83% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.91 £13.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.95 £60.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.49% -7.51% -8.89%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +81 162 £500 +5.26% 40
Hampshire -14 94 £475 - 8
Buckinghamshire +37 73 £481 -12.50% 4
Berkshire +34 68 £510 +8.80% 29
Surrey -12 30 £538 +8.86% 10
Oxfordshire +11 20 £370 +5.71% 7
Kent +16 11 £588 +2.17%
West Sussex -7 6 £525 +20.69%
Middlesex -2 2 £638 +41.67% 2
East Sussex - 1 £550 - 5
Sussex - 1 £665 -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 192 (61.74%) IaaS
2 113 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (35.69%) Linux
3 111 (35.69%) DevOps
4 108 (34.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 97 (31.19%) Windows
6 88 (28.30%) Jenkins
7 87 (27.97%) Amazon AWS
8 79 (25.40%) Git (software)
9 74 (23.79%) Java
10 72 (23.15%) SaaS
11 67 (21.54%) Microsoft
12 66 (21.22%) VMware
13 58 (18.65%) Firewall
14 52 (16.72%) Microservices
15 48 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (15.11%) Finance
16 47 (15.11%) OpenShift
17 44 (14.15%) PowerShell
17 44 (14.15%) Puppet
18 43 (13.83%) Continuous Delivery
19 42 (13.50%) REST
19 42 (13.50%) JIRA
20 40 (12.86%) Confluence
21 39 (12.54%) TDD
21 39 (12.54%) IBM
22 38 (12.22%) Scrum
22 38 (12.22%) PostgreSQL
22 38 (12.22%) RabbitMQ
23 36 (11.58%) SQL

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 40 (12.86%) Confluence
2 31 (9.97%) OpenStack
3 22 (7.07%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (5.14%) Skype for Business
5 13 (4.18%) Apache
6 11 (3.54%) IIS
7 10 (3.22%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.89%) GemFire
9 8 (2.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.93%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.29%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.64%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.64%) nginx
12 2 (0.64%) Totara
13 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.32%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 192 (61.74%) IaaS
2 108 (34.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (27.97%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (23.15%) SaaS
5 47 (15.11%) OpenShift
6 25 (8.04%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (5.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (5.14%) NuGet
8 14 (4.50%) GitHub
9 8 (2.57%) Office 365
10 7 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (2.25%) npm
11 6 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (1.61%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.96%) Bluemix
14 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.64%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.64%) Oracle CX
14 2 (0.64%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (18.65%) Firewall
2 29 (9.32%) TCP/IP
3 18 (5.79%) HTTP
4 14 (4.50%) NetScaler
5 13 (4.18%) DNS
6 11 (3.54%) MQTT
7 10 (3.22%) Network Security
8 8 (2.57%) Internet
9 7 (2.25%) VPN
10 4 (1.29%) SSL
11 2 (0.64%) DHCP
11 2 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (0.64%) SAN
11 2 (0.64%) Skype
11 2 (0.64%) SMTP
11 2 (0.64%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.32%) NAS
12 1 (0.32%) OpenFlow
12 1 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.22%) PostgreSQL
2 32 (10.29%) MongoDB
3 29 (9.32%) Redis
4 27 (8.68%) NuoDB
5 23 (7.40%) Relational Database
5 23 (7.40%) SQL Server
6 14 (4.50%) Big Data
6 14 (4.50%) Hadoop
6 14 (4.50%) HBase
7 13 (4.18%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.54%) Apache Hive
8 11 (3.54%) MySQL
9 9 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (2.25%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.93%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.93%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.93%) Power BI
13 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (1.29%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 88 (28.30%) Jenkins
2 79 (25.40%) Git (software)
3 42 (13.50%) JIRA
4 27 (8.68%) Selenium
5 21 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (6.43%) Visual Studio
7 18 (5.79%) Eclipse
8 17 (5.47%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (4.50%) Maven
10 13 (4.18%) TeamCity
11 11 (3.54%) Cucumber
12 9 (2.89%) IntelliJ
12 9 (2.89%) JUnit
12 9 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (2.25%) Bower
13 7 (2.25%) SonarQube
13 7 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (1.61%) GitLab
14 5 (1.61%) Gradle
15 2 (0.64%) git-flow
General
1 47 (15.11%) Finance
2 24 (7.72%) Banking
3 21 (6.75%) Retail
4 19 (6.11%) Automotive
5 15 (4.82%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.25%) International Banking
7 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.29%) Marketing
7 4 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.29%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.96%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (22.51%) Architect
2 60 (19.29%) Developer
3 39 (12.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (10.29%) Java Developer
5 29 (9.32%) Solutions Architect
6 26 (8.36%) Cloud Architect
7 21 (6.75%) Consultant
8 17 (5.47%) Azure Engineer
8 17 (5.47%) Designer
9 15 (4.82%) Solutions Designer
10 14 (4.50%) Automation Engineer
10 14 (4.50%) Azure Consultant
11 11 (3.54%) DevOps Manager
11 11 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
11 11 (3.54%) Technical Architect
12 9 (2.89%) Delivery Manager
12 9 (2.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 9 (2.89%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.57%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.50%) REST
2 38 (12.22%) RabbitMQ
3 33 (10.61%) JSON
4 32 (10.29%) .NET
5 26 (8.36%) XML
6 25 (8.04%) Spring
7 21 (6.75%) RESTful
8 18 (5.79%) AngularJS
8 18 (5.79%) HTML
9 17 (5.47%) Middleware
10 15 (4.82%) Kafka
10 15 (4.82%) SOAP
11 12 (3.86%) Spring Boot
12 11 (3.54%) J2EE
12 11 (3.54%) Node.js
12 11 (3.54%) Web Services
13 10 (3.22%) .NET Core
13 10 (3.22%) CSS
13 10 (3.22%) HTML5
14 9 (2.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.14%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.86%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.89%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (2.89%) Virtual Team
5 8 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.25%) Infotainment
6 7 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.93%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.61%) Clustering
8 5 (1.61%) Replication
8 5 (1.61%) User Experience
9 4 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.29%) Fintech
9 4 (1.29%) Life Science
10 3 (0.96%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 111 (35.69%) Linux
2 97 (31.19%) Windows
3 25 (8.04%) Unix
4 19 (6.11%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.29%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.64%) Android
10 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.64%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.32%) MVS
11 1 (0.32%) VMS
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (35.69%) DevOps
3 52 (16.72%) Microservices
4 48 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (13.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 39 (12.54%) TDD
7 38 (12.22%) Scrum
8 36 (11.58%) Collaborative Working
9 33 (10.61%) ITIL
10 32 (10.29%) Test Automation
11 31 (9.97%) Service Management
11 31 (9.97%) TOGAF
11 31 (9.97%) User Stories
12 29 (9.32%) Load Balancing
13 27 (8.68%) Migration
13 27 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (8.68%) Task Automation
14 21 (6.75%) SDLC
15 20 (6.43%) Validation
16 19 (6.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 74 (23.79%) Java
2 44 (14.15%) PowerShell
3 36 (11.58%) SQL
4 23 (7.40%) C#
5 17 (5.47%) Shell Script
6 15 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.82%) Python
7 14 (4.50%) Ruby
8 12 (3.86%) C++
9 9 (2.89%) CQL
10 7 (2.25%) Scala
11 6 (1.93%) Java 8
12 5 (1.61%) Go
13 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.29%) Perl
13 4 (1.29%) PHP
13 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.96%) R
15 2 (0.64%) C
15 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (9.00%) Degree
2 27 (8.68%) SC Cleared
2 27 (8.68%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.89%) CISSP
4 8 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.25%) PgMP
5 7 (2.25%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.93%) CISA
6 6 (1.93%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (1.61%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.29%) CISM
8 4 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.96%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.96%) CCNP
9 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.64%) APMG
10 2 (0.64%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.64%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.22%) GCP
1 10 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.89%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.93%) QA
4 5 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.29%) GDPR
5 4 (1.29%) GxP
6 3 (0.96%) SLA
7 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.32%) GLP
8 1 (0.32%) GMP
8 1 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.32%) NIST 800
System Software
1 34 (10.93%) Docker
2 25 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.40%) Active Directory
4 17 (5.47%) Hyper-V
5 14 (4.50%) HDFS
5 14 (4.50%) XenServer
6 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (3.22%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (2.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.89%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.32%) LXC
10 1 (0.32%) vCloud
10 1 (0.32%) vSphere
10 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (14.15%) Puppet
2 21 (6.75%) Ansible
3 18 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.18%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.89%) Opsview
6 8 (2.57%) Terraform
7 3 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.64%) Grafana
8 2 (0.64%) SCCM
8 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.32%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.32%) Mesos
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.32%) Nagios
9 1 (0.32%) Oozie
9 1 (0.32%) Packer
9 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.32%) SCOM
9 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 67 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 66 (21.22%) VMware
3 39 (12.54%) IBM
4 34 (10.93%) Red Hat
5 27 (8.68%) Oracle
6 18 (5.79%) Citrix
7 12 (3.86%) Google
8 11 (3.54%) CA
9 9 (2.89%) Cisco
10 8 (2.57%) SAP
10 8 (2.57%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.96%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.96%) McAfee
11 3 (0.96%) Okta
11 3 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.96%) Tableau
12 2 (0.64%) ATG
12 2 (0.64%) Demandware
12 2 (0.64%) hybris
12 2 (0.64%) Splunk