Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 83 129
Rank change year-on-year -43 +46 +44
Contract jobs citing PaaS 151 461 323
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.59% 2.93% 1.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.01% 11.16% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 322 191
Median daily rate £520 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £414 £368
90th Percentile £694 £638 £613
England median daily rate £525 £531 £525
% change year-on-year -1.18% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 £66.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 2,512 4,129 3,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.49% 26.28% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,632 2,628 1,982
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £207 £277 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 68 44
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.26% +22.03%
10th Percentile £15.10 £12.25 £12.04
90th Percentile £46.80 £60.38 £45.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +31.58% -5.00% +5.26%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in the South East

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in the South East

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PaaS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 9 April 2020. 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 -36 85 £510 -2.86% 16
Berkshire -26 68 £515 -1.90% 12
Hampshire -24 29 £550 +10.00% 10
Surrey +33 22 £500 +1.01% 9
Buckinghamshire +4 15 £500 +5.26%
East Sussex +13 6 £725 +48.72% 3
Kent +7 6 £685 +30.48% 1
West Sussex +16 3 £625 +19.05% 1
Oxfordshire +5 2 - - 4
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 121 (80.13%) Azure
2 118 (78.15%) IaaS
3 87 (57.62%) Microsoft
4 77 (50.99%) DevOps
5 72 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (43.71%) SQL
7 64 (42.38%) Windows
8 57 (37.75%) Analytics
9 52 (34.44%) SaaS
10 51 (33.77%) Data Management
11 49 (32.45%) Business Intelligence
12 48 (31.79%) PowerShell
12 48 (31.79%) Virtual Machines
13 47 (31.13%) HDInsight
13 47 (31.13%) Test Automation
13 47 (31.13%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (31.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 47 (31.13%) Power Platform
14 46 (30.46%) Visual Studio
14 46 (30.46%) Power BI
15 45 (29.80%) Continuous Delivery
16 44 (29.14%) Data Lake
17 39 (25.83%) Data-Driven Testing
17 39 (25.83%) Security Testing
18 37 (24.50%) Infrastructure as Code
19 36 (23.84%) Scrum
20 35 (23.18%) AWS
21 32 (21.19%) Project Delivery
22 31 (20.53%) Informatica
23 24 (15.89%) Linux

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 6 (3.97%) Apache Spark
1 6 (3.97%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (2.65%) Apache
2 4 (2.65%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.65%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.99%) Jupyter
4 2 (1.32%) CMS
4 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.32%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.66%) Confluence
5 1 (0.66%) Drupal
5 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.66%) GemFire
5 1 (0.66%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.66%) Maya
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.66%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.66%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 121 (80.13%) Azure
2 118 (78.15%) IaaS
3 52 (34.44%) SaaS
4 47 (31.13%) Power Platform
5 35 (23.18%) AWS
6 15 (9.93%) Office 365
7 12 (7.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (7.95%) OpenShift
8 10 (6.62%) GCP
9 6 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (2.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.99%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.32%) iPaaS
12 2 (1.32%) Serverless
13 1 (0.66%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.66%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.66%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.28%) DNS
2 9 (5.96%) Firewall
3 8 (5.30%) SAN
3 8 (5.30%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.97%) VPN
5 5 (3.31%) NAS
5 5 (3.31%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (3.31%) Skype
6 4 (2.65%) Internet
7 2 (1.32%) 5G
7 2 (1.32%) HTTP
7 2 (1.32%) LAN
7 2 (1.32%) WAN
8 1 (0.66%) DHCP
8 1 (0.66%) FTP
8 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.66%) ICMP
8 1 (0.66%) PPP
8 1 (0.66%) SSL
8 1 (0.66%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (31.13%) HDInsight
1 47 (31.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 46 (30.46%) Power BI
3 44 (29.14%) Data Lake
4 15 (9.93%) SQL Server
5 14 (9.27%) Hadoop
6 8 (5.30%) Geospatial Data
7 7 (4.64%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (3.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (3.31%) Big Data
8 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.99%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.99%) Redis
10 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.32%) HBase
11 2 (1.32%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 46 (30.46%) Visual Studio
2 12 (7.95%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (5.96%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.96%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.31%) GitLab
5 5 (3.31%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.99%) JIRA
6 3 (1.99%) Maven
6 3 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.32%) Babel
7 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.32%) gulp
7 2 (1.32%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.32%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.32%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.32%) webpack
8 1 (0.66%) JUnit
8 1 (0.66%) Selenium
8 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (9.93%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Banking
3 4 (2.65%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.99%) German Language
5 2 (1.32%) French Language
5 2 (1.32%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (35.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (25.17%) Architect
3 19 (12.58%) Azure Engineer
4 17 (11.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 14 (9.27%) Developer
6 12 (7.95%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (7.28%) Technical Engineer
8 10 (6.62%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (6.62%) Consultant
9 9 (5.96%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (4.64%) Data Engineer
11 6 (3.97%) Azure Consultant
12 5 (3.31%) AWS Developer
12 5 (3.31%) Cloud Consultant
12 5 (3.31%) Cloud Engineer
12 5 (3.31%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (3.31%) Security Architect
12 5 (3.31%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.27%) .NET
1 14 (9.27%) Web Services
2 6 (3.97%) .NET Framework
2 6 (3.97%) Middleware
2 6 (3.97%) Node.js
3 5 (3.31%) .NET Core
3 5 (3.31%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.99%) JSON
5 3 (1.99%) Kafka
5 3 (1.99%) Keras
5 3 (1.99%) NumPy
5 3 (1.99%) Pandas
5 3 (1.99%) PySpark
5 3 (1.99%) RESTful
5 3 (1.99%) TensorFlow
6 2 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.32%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.93%) Public Cloud
2 9 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.97%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.97%) Private Cloud
5 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.31%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.65%) Clustering
7 3 (1.99%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.99%) Life Science
7 3 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.99%) Replication
7 3 (1.99%) Smart City
8 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.32%) Social Media
9 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (42.38%) Windows
2 24 (15.89%) Linux
3 9 (5.96%) Unix
4 7 (4.64%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.31%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.32%) AIX
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.66%) Android
8 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.66%) Solaris
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (50.99%) DevOps
2 72 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (37.75%) Analytics
4 51 (33.77%) Data Management
5 49 (32.45%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (31.13%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (31.13%) Test Automation
7 45 (29.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 39 (25.83%) Data-Driven Testing
8 39 (25.83%) Security Testing
9 37 (24.50%) Infrastructure as Code
10 36 (23.84%) Scrum
11 32 (21.19%) Project Delivery
12 21 (13.91%) Data Modelling
13 13 (8.61%) SOA
14 11 (7.28%) TDD
15 10 (6.62%) Data Science
15 10 (6.62%) Information Security
15 10 (6.62%) Microservices
16 9 (5.96%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.71%) SQL
2 48 (31.79%) PowerShell
3 22 (14.57%) Python
4 12 (7.95%) Java
5 10 (6.62%) C#
5 10 (6.62%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.64%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.31%) Go
7 5 (3.31%) Ruby
8 4 (2.65%) R
9 3 (1.99%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.99%) C
9 3 (1.99%) PHP
9 3 (1.99%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.32%) Java 8
10 2 (1.32%) Perl
11 1 (0.66%) Scala
11 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (9.27%) Degree
1 14 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.31%) MCSE
5 3 (1.99%) CCNA
5 3 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.99%) CISSP
6 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.32%) CISM
6 2 (1.32%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.32%) MCP
6 2 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.32%) PhD
7 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.66%) CRISC
7 1 (0.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.66%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.64%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) GDPR
2 4 (2.65%) GxP
2 4 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.66%) COBIT
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (31.79%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (9.27%) Active Directory
3 13 (8.61%) Docker
4 11 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (5.30%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.32%) HDFS
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.32%) XenApp
7 1 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (9.93%) Ansible
1 15 (9.93%) Terraform
2 13 (8.61%) Kubernetes
3 7 (4.64%) SCCM
4 6 (3.97%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.32%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.32%) Nessus
7 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.66%) Ambari
8 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.66%) logstash
8 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.66%) SCOM
8 1 (0.66%) SCSM
8 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.66%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.66%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 87 (57.62%) Microsoft
2 31 (20.53%) Informatica
3 12 (7.95%) VMware
4 10 (6.62%) Oracle
5 9 (5.96%) Hortonworks
6 8 (5.30%) Google
7 6 (3.97%) Workday
8 5 (3.31%) Citrix
9 4 (2.65%) IBM
9 4 (2.65%) Qualys
9 4 (2.65%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.65%) Tableau
10 3 (1.99%) SAP
10 3 (1.99%) Splunk
10 3 (1.99%) Teradata
11 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.32%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.32%) HP
11 2 (1.32%) Symantec
11 2 (1.32%) Veritas