Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 132 127
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +194
Contract jobs citing PaaS 323 315 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.02% 1.90% 1.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.88% 10.41% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 192 199
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -0.99%
10th Percentile £410 £363 £374
90th Percentile £626 £588 £638
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £66.00 - -
England median hourly rate £59.84 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +70.96% - -

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 3,637 3,026 1,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.73% 18.28% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,281 1,843 1,209
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £270 £284
90th Percentile £619 £588 £608
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 41 33
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -9.14% +3.39%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.00 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.72% -2.30% -12.92%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 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 +28 177 £531 +6.25% 33
Berkshire +64 128 £525 +2.94% 24
Hampshire -34 90 £500 +5.26% 15
Surrey -3 39 £488 -2.50% 14
Oxfordshire +36 27 £600 +50.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -36 22 £375 -25.00% 6
East Sussex -5 4 £575 - 4
West Sussex -21 4 £343 -39.11% 1
Middlesex +13 1 £708 +117.69%
Kent +3 1 £625 +25.00%
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 228 (70.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 227 (70.28%) IaaS
3 151 (46.75%) DevOps
4 136 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (37.46%) Windows
6 110 (34.06%) Microsoft
7 85 (26.32%) Linux
8 79 (24.46%) SQL
9 78 (24.15%) SaaS
10 74 (22.91%) Amazon AWS
11 69 (21.36%) PowerShell
12 65 (20.12%) Jenkins
13 61 (18.89%) Analytics
14 52 (16.10%) Visual Studio Team System
15 51 (15.79%) Git (software)
15 51 (15.79%) Test Automation
15 51 (15.79%) JSON
16 49 (15.17%) Scrum
17 45 (13.93%) Firewall
18 43 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (13.00%) Continuous Delivery
20 41 (12.69%) Public Cloud
20 41 (12.69%) Docker
20 41 (12.69%) TOGAF
21 40 (12.38%) Office 365
21 40 (12.38%) Virtual Machines
22 38 (11.76%) Visual Studio
23 36 (11.15%) VMware
23 36 (11.15%) Security Cleared
24 35 (10.84%) Python

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 21 (6.50%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.57%) OpenStack
3 14 (4.33%) Apache Spark
3 14 (4.33%) Confluence
4 11 (3.41%) Skype for Business
5 10 (3.10%) Apache
6 8 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.86%) Jupyter
8 5 (1.55%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.24%) CMS
9 4 (1.24%) Totara
10 3 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.62%) GemFire
11 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.31%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 12 (3.72%) Chatbot
2 8 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.31%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 228 (70.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 227 (70.28%) IaaS
3 78 (24.15%) SaaS
4 74 (22.91%) Amazon AWS
5 40 (12.38%) Office 365
6 19 (5.88%) OpenShift
7 18 (5.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (4.33%) Serverless
10 11 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (3.41%) Boomi
11 10 (3.10%) GitHub
12 9 (2.79%) Apigee
13 8 (2.48%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (2.48%) Azure Machine Learning
14 5 (1.55%) Azure Functions
15 4 (1.24%) Amazon S3
15 4 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.93%) Firewall
2 17 (5.26%) DNS
3 12 (3.72%) SAN
3 12 (3.72%) Skype
3 12 (3.72%) SSL
3 12 (3.72%) VPN
4 11 (3.41%) NetScaler
5 10 (3.10%) Network Security
6 4 (1.24%) HTTP
7 3 (0.93%) Internet
7 3 (0.93%) NAS
7 3 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.62%) WAN
9 1 (0.31%) BGP
9 1 (0.31%) DSL
9 1 (0.31%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.31%) OSPF
9 1 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.31%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.29%) Data Lake
2 26 (8.05%) HDInsight
3 25 (7.74%) MongoDB
3 25 (7.74%) Power BI
4 22 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (5.26%) Big Data
5 17 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.64%) Hadoop
7 13 (4.02%) NoSQL
8 12 (3.72%) Redis
9 10 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.79%) NuoDB
11 8 (2.48%) GIS
12 6 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.86%) Geospatial Data
13 5 (1.55%) HBase
14 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (1.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 65 (20.12%) Jenkins
2 52 (16.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 51 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 38 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 17 (5.26%) JIRA
6 14 (4.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (4.02%) Selenium
8 10 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (3.10%) GitLab
9 9 (2.79%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.17%) Jasmine
10 7 (2.17%) Mocha
10 7 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.24%) CircleCI
11 4 (1.24%) JBehave
11 4 (1.24%) MSBuild
11 4 (1.24%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.93%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.93%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (7.74%) Finance
2 16 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.41%) Billing
4 7 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.55%) Marketing
6 4 (1.24%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.93%) Banking
7 3 (0.93%) Electronics
7 3 (0.93%) Legal
8 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (22.91%) Architect
2 58 (17.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (15.79%) Developer
4 37 (11.46%) Azure Engineer
5 32 (9.91%) Azure DevOps
6 25 (7.74%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (7.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 21 (6.50%) Azure Architect
9 20 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (5.57%) Azure Consultant
10 18 (5.57%) Azure Developer
10 18 (5.57%) Consultant
11 16 (4.95%) Cloud Architect
11 16 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
12 15 (4.64%) Software Developer
13 13 (4.02%) Designer
14 12 (3.72%) Automation Engineer
15 11 (3.41%) AWS Engineer
15 11 (3.41%) Solutions Designer
15 11 (3.41%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.79%) JSON
2 27 (8.36%) RESTful
3 26 (8.05%) .NET
4 25 (7.74%) AngularJS
5 22 (6.81%) Kafka
6 21 (6.50%) Node.js
6 21 (6.50%) SOAP
7 20 (6.19%) XML
8 19 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
8 19 (5.88%) React
9 17 (5.26%) REST
10 14 (4.33%) HTML
10 14 (4.33%) Middleware
11 12 (3.72%) HTML5
12 11 (3.41%) jQuery
13 9 (2.79%) Natural Language Processing
13 9 (2.79%) SignalR
13 9 (2.79%) WebSockets
14 8 (2.48%) OAuth
15 7 (2.17%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.69%) Public Cloud
2 24 (7.43%) Hybrid Cloud
3 22 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.33%) Cloud Native
6 10 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.17%) PKI
8 6 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.86%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.24%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.24%) DataPower
10 4 (1.24%) Fintech
10 4 (1.24%) Replication
10 4 (1.24%) User Experience
11 3 (0.93%) CMDB
12 2 (0.62%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.62%) Robotics
12 2 (0.62%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 121 (37.46%) Windows
2 85 (26.32%) Linux
3 34 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 22 (6.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (6.19%) Windows 10
6 18 (5.57%) Unix
7 14 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.79%) CentOS
9 8 (2.48%) AIX
10 6 (1.86%) VMS
11 5 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.55%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.24%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.24%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (46.75%) DevOps
2 136 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (18.89%) Analytics
4 51 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 49 (15.17%) Scrum
6 43 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (13.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 41 (12.69%) TOGAF
9 34 (10.53%) Service Management
10 31 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (8.98%) ITIL
11 29 (8.98%) Microservices
12 27 (8.36%) Collaborative Working
13 26 (8.05%) Data Management
13 26 (8.05%) Machine Learning
14 24 (7.43%) Artificial Intelligence
14 24 (7.43%) Data Science
14 24 (7.43%) TDD
15 22 (6.81%) Migration
15 22 (6.81%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 79 (24.46%) SQL
2 69 (21.36%) PowerShell
3 35 (10.84%) Python
4 34 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 33 (10.22%) Java
6 20 (6.19%) C#
7 10 (3.10%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.10%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.79%) R
9 7 (2.17%) Ruby
10 6 (1.86%) Go
11 4 (1.24%) C++
12 3 (0.93%) C
13 2 (0.62%) F#
13 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (11.15%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.57%) Degree
4 9 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.48%) CISSP
6 7 (2.17%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.55%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (1.24%) CEH
9 4 (1.24%) CISM
9 4 (1.24%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.93%) MCSE
10 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.62%) MBA
11 2 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.62%) PhD
12 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.79%) GDPR
2 5 (1.55%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (1.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (12.69%) Docker
2 40 (12.38%) Virtual Machines
3 27 (8.36%) Active Directory
4 20 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (3.10%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (2.48%) XenApp
7 6 (1.86%) KVM
7 6 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.55%) HDFS
9 4 (1.24%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.93%) vSphere
11 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.62%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.62%) XenServer
12 1 (0.31%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (10.84%) Terraform
2 34 (10.53%) Kubernetes
3 33 (10.22%) Ansible
4 22 (6.81%) Puppet
5 14 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (4.02%) CloudForms
7 12 (3.72%) SCOrch
8 8 (2.48%) Data Guard
9 5 (1.55%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.93%) SCCM
10 3 (0.93%) SCOM
10 3 (0.93%) WSUS
11 2 (0.62%) Grafana
11 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.31%) Graylog
12 1 (0.31%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 110 (34.06%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.15%) VMware
3 19 (5.88%) Oracle
3 19 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 18 (5.57%) Google
5 17 (5.26%) IBM
5 17 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 13 (4.02%) SAP
7 12 (3.72%) Dell
8 11 (3.41%) Citrix
9 9 (2.79%) BMC
9 9 (2.79%) CA
9 9 (2.79%) Cisco
9 9 (2.79%) ForgeRock
9 9 (2.79%) Sitecore
10 7 (2.17%) HP
10 7 (2.17%) Remedy
11 5 (1.55%) Splunk
11 5 (1.55%) Tableau
12 4 (1.24%) 3PAR