Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 137 134
Rank change year-on-year +50 -3 0
Contract jobs citing PaaS 327 321 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.57% 1.90% 1.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.27% 8.14% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 213 183
South East median daily rate £550 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% -0.76%
10th Percentile £425 £400 £363
90th Percentile £673 £624 £599
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 0
South East median hourly rate £80.00 - -
England median hourly rate £76.25 £59.84 £35.00
% change year-on-year +27.43% +70.96% -25.93%

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 3,528 3,943 3,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.78% 23.34% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,230 2,507 1,912
South East median daily rate £450 £463 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +7.56% -4.44%
10th Percentile £238 £298 £263
90th Percentile £625 £606 £580
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 60 48
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £17.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.32% +4.55% -5.71%
10th Percentile £15.70 £12.25 £9.85
90th Percentile £82.50 £63.75 £42.63
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +5.26%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +26 164 £538 +2.38% 38
Berkshire +26 131 £538 +2.38% 25
Hampshire +20 101 £565 +13.00% 10
Surrey +57 43 £545 +11.79% 11
Buckinghamshire +25 31 £550 +46.67% 10
East Sussex +29 13 £775 +29.17% 1
Kent +13 3 £590 +9.77%
West Sussex +13 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire +10 2 £410 -31.67% 3
Middlesex +12 1 - -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 266 (81.35%) Azure
2 207 (63.30%) IaaS
3 171 (52.29%) Microsoft
4 165 (50.46%) SaaS
5 127 (38.84%) DevOps
6 110 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
7 103 (31.50%) SQL
8 94 (28.75%) Windows
9 87 (26.61%) Security Cleared
10 80 (24.46%) SC Cleared
11 74 (22.63%) AWS
12 69 (21.10%) Office 365
13 68 (20.80%) PowerShell
14 67 (20.49%) Degree
15 64 (19.57%) Firewall
16 62 (18.96%) Python
17 59 (18.04%) Computer Science
18 55 (16.82%) Analytics
19 54 (16.51%) Oracle
20 53 (16.21%) Web Services
20 53 (16.21%) DNS
21 48 (14.68%) VPN
21 48 (14.68%) VMware
21 48 (14.68%) Kubernetes
22 47 (14.37%) Information Security
22 47 (14.37%) .NET
22 47 (14.37%) C#
22 47 (14.37%) Active Directory
23 46 (14.07%) Microsoft Office
24 45 (13.76%) TCP/IP

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 19 (5.81%) Apache
1 19 (5.81%) Apache Spark
2 18 (5.50%) Jupyter
3 12 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (3.36%) Umbraco
5 10 (3.06%) Confluence
6 9 (2.75%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.53%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.92%) CMS
9 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.92%) GemFire
9 3 (0.92%) IIS
9 3 (0.92%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.92%) ThingWorx
10 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.31%) Appian
11 1 (0.31%) Drupal
11 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 46 (14.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.75%) Sonata
2 8 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.45%) SAP ERP
3 7 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.53%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.31%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 266 (81.35%) Azure
2 207 (63.30%) IaaS
3 165 (50.46%) SaaS
4 74 (22.63%) AWS
5 69 (21.10%) Office 365
6 40 (12.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (9.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 32 (9.79%) Power Platform
7 32 (9.79%) Serverless
8 23 (7.03%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (5.50%) iPaaS
10 17 (5.20%) OpenShift
11 16 (4.89%) Azure Machine Learning
11 16 (4.89%) GCP
11 16 (4.89%) GitHub
12 15 (4.59%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (2.14%) OneDrive
14 6 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.92%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 64 (19.57%) Firewall
2 53 (16.21%) DNS
3 48 (14.68%) VPN
4 45 (13.76%) TCP/IP
5 43 (13.15%) SAN
6 42 (12.84%) Reverse Proxy
7 40 (12.23%) NAS
8 38 (11.62%) Internet
9 8 (2.45%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.53%) Skype
11 3 (0.92%) Network Security
12 2 (0.61%) AMQP
12 2 (0.61%) LAN
12 2 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (0.61%) WAN
12 2 (0.61%) Wireless
13 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.31%) HTTP
13 1 (0.31%) PPP
13 1 (0.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.79%) Power BI
2 28 (8.56%) Data Lake
3 26 (7.95%) Azure SQL Database
3 26 (7.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (7.65%) SQL Server
5 21 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (6.42%) NoSQL
5 21 (6.42%) Redis
6 17 (5.20%) Cosmos DB
6 17 (5.20%) Geospatial Data
7 16 (4.89%) Data Mart
8 15 (4.59%) Oracle Database
9 14 (4.28%) GIS
10 10 (3.06%) HDInsight
10 10 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (2.75%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.75%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (2.75%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (13.15%) Visual Studio Team System
2 32 (9.79%) Jenkins
3 25 (7.65%) Git (software)
4 19 (5.81%) TeamCity
5 17 (5.20%) SpecFlow
6 15 (4.59%) JIRA
7 14 (4.28%) GitLab
8 13 (3.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (3.98%) Visual Studio
9 12 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (3.36%) Babel
10 11 (3.36%) gulp
10 11 (3.36%) Jasmine
10 11 (3.36%) webpack
11 6 (1.83%) JUnit
11 6 (1.83%) Selenium
12 5 (1.53%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.22%) SonarQube
14 3 (0.92%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.92%) Mockito
General
1 34 (10.40%) Finance
2 9 (2.75%) Public Sector
3 5 (1.53%) Banking
3 5 (1.53%) German Language
3 5 (1.53%) Marketing
4 4 (1.22%) French Language
5 3 (0.92%) Billing
5 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.61%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 117 (35.78%) Architect
2 49 (14.98%) Azure Engineer
3 48 (14.68%) Azure Architect
4 39 (11.93%) Developer
5 35 (10.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 35 (10.70%) Solutions Architect
6 27 (8.26%) Cloud Architect
7 26 (7.95%) Azure DevOps
8 22 (6.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 22 (6.73%) Cloud Engineer
9 20 (6.12%) Consultant
10 18 (5.50%) Data Scientist
11 15 (4.59%) Integration Architect
12 14 (4.28%) C# Developer
13 13 (3.98%) .NET Developer
13 13 (3.98%) Designer
14 12 (3.67%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.67%) Solutions Designer
15 11 (3.36%) Platform Engineer
15 11 (3.36%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.21%) Web Services
2 47 (14.37%) .NET
3 20 (6.12%) .NET Framework
4 19 (5.81%) .NET Core
5 18 (5.50%) NumPy
5 18 (5.50%) Pandas
5 18 (5.50%) PySpark
6 17 (5.20%) REST
6 17 (5.20%) SOAP
7 16 (4.89%) Oracle Fusion
8 15 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (4.59%) Keras
8 15 (4.59%) TensorFlow
9 14 (4.28%) Node.js
9 14 (4.28%) Swagger
10 13 (3.98%) AngularJS
10 13 (3.98%) ASP.NET
11 12 (3.67%) scikit-learn
11 12 (3.67%) Spring
12 11 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.31%) Replication
2 25 (7.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 23 (7.03%) Public Cloud
4 21 (6.42%) Private Cloud
5 17 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.28%) Management Information System
7 14 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (3.67%) Data Centre
9 11 (3.36%) Clustering
9 11 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (3.36%) Microsoft Licensing
10 10 (3.06%) Lidar
11 9 (2.75%) Smart City
12 4 (1.22%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.61%) Social Media
15 1 (0.31%) Life Science
15 1 (0.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 94 (28.75%) Windows
2 34 (10.40%) Linux
3 29 (8.87%) Windows 10
4 24 (7.34%) Windows Server
5 22 (6.73%) Unix
6 6 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.83%) VMS
7 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.61%) AIX
8 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.31%) Android
9 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (38.84%) DevOps
2 110 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (18.04%) Computer Science
4 55 (16.82%) Analytics
5 47 (14.37%) Information Security
6 43 (13.15%) ERP
7 40 (12.23%) Test Automation
8 39 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 35 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (10.70%) SOA
10 34 (10.40%) Machine Learning
11 33 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (9.48%) BDD
12 31 (9.48%) Continuous Delivery
13 30 (9.17%) Migration
14 29 (8.87%) High Availability
15 27 (8.26%) Infrastructure as Code
15 27 (8.26%) Non-Functional Testing
15 27 (8.26%) Scrum
16 26 (7.95%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 103 (31.50%) SQL
2 68 (20.80%) PowerShell
3 62 (18.96%) Python
4 47 (14.37%) C#
5 34 (10.40%) Java
6 19 (5.81%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.67%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.75%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.75%) R
9 8 (2.45%) PHP
10 7 (2.14%) Java 8
11 5 (1.53%) Go
11 5 (1.53%) Ruby
12 3 (0.92%) ABAP
12 3 (0.92%) C
12 3 (0.92%) Scala
12 3 (0.92%) VBScript
13 1 (0.31%) Perl
13 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 87 (26.61%) Security Cleared
2 80 (24.46%) SC Cleared
3 67 (20.49%) Degree
4 19 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.06%) MCSE
5 10 (3.06%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (3.06%) PhD
6 9 (2.75%) Master's Degree
7 8 (2.45%) CCNA
7 8 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.45%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (1.83%) CISSP
9 4 (1.22%) CISM
10 3 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.61%) CEH
11 2 (0.61%) MCP
11 2 (0.61%) SANS
12 1 (0.31%) CISMP
12 1 (0.31%) MCITP
12 1 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.26%) QA
2 18 (5.50%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.53%) COBIT
4 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.92%) NCSC
6 2 (0.61%) SLA
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.31%) NIST
7 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (14.37%) Active Directory
2 35 (10.70%) Docker
3 26 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (7.65%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (7.03%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 7 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.14%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.22%) vCloud
7 4 (1.22%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.92%) XenApp
9 2 (0.61%) HDFS
9 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 48 (14.68%) Kubernetes
2 38 (11.62%) Ansible
3 18 (5.50%) Terraform
4 17 (5.20%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (4.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.83%) Puppet
7 6 (1.83%) SCCM
8 3 (0.92%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.61%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.61%) Kibana
9 2 (0.61%) logstash
9 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.61%) OpenView
10 1 (0.31%) Ambari
10 1 (0.31%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.31%) Packer
Vendors
1 171 (52.29%) Microsoft
2 54 (16.51%) Oracle
3 48 (14.68%) VMware
4 31 (9.48%) Workday
5 18 (5.50%) Databricks
6 17 (5.20%) Citrix
6 17 (5.20%) Google
7 14 (4.28%) Tableau
8 13 (3.98%) SAP
9 10 (3.06%) Atlassian
9 10 (3.06%) Cisco
10 8 (2.45%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.83%) Dell
11 6 (1.83%) Xamarin
12 5 (1.53%) HP
12 5 (1.53%) IBM
12 5 (1.53%) Remedy
13 4 (1.22%) EMC
13 4 (1.22%) NetApp
13 4 (1.22%) New Relic