Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 136 326
Rank change year-on-year -6 +190 +1
Contract jobs citing PaaS 268 281 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.62% 1.69% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.34% 14.09% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 203 47
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -9.77%
10th Percentile £363 £369 £313
90th Percentile £617 £660 £558
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +0.05% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.36 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -27.28% - -

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 2869 1995 1340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.30% 12.00% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1276 806
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -
10th Percentile £263 £264 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 33
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +14.06% +11.30%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.09 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.64 £56.75 £38.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +13 121 £500 +11.11% 9
Hampshire -15 89 £425 -19.05% 6
Buckinghamshire +42 79 £500 -16.67%
Surrey -12 30 £500 +14.29% 3
Berkshire -3 28 £549 +4.52% 4
Oxfordshire -38 14 £400 - 5
West Sussex -6 8 £563 +29.31%
Middlesex +6 4 £545 +21.11%
Kent -20 4 £650 - 2
East Sussex -1 1 - -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 154 (57.46%) IaaS
2 110 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (36.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 91 (33.96%) Amazon AWS
5 76 (28.36%) DevOps
6 75 (27.99%) Microsoft
7 69 (25.75%) Java
8 68 (25.37%) Linux
8 68 (25.37%) Jenkins
9 62 (23.13%) Windows
10 53 (19.78%) Git (software)
11 48 (17.91%) PowerShell
11 48 (17.91%) VMware
12 45 (16.79%) Finance
12 45 (16.79%) SaaS
13 43 (16.04%) Cloud Foundry
14 42 (15.67%) Firewall
15 41 (15.30%) Microservices
16 40 (14.93%) RESTful
16 40 (14.93%) SQL
16 40 (14.93%) Banking
17 39 (14.55%) Scrum
18 38 (14.18%) Windows Server
19 37 (13.81%) TDD
19 37 (13.81%) OpenShift
20 32 (11.94%) TOGAF
20 32 (11.94%) JSON
21 28 (10.45%) Ruby
21 28 (10.45%) Migration
21 28 (10.45%) Middleware

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 43 (16.04%) Cloud Foundry
2 23 (8.58%) OpenStack
3 21 (7.84%) Apache
4 19 (7.09%) Skype for Business
5 16 (5.97%) Apache Spark
5 16 (5.97%) Tomcat
6 15 (5.60%) Confluence
7 14 (5.22%) IIS
8 13 (4.85%) GemFire
9 9 (3.36%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.24%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.87%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.12%) nginx
13 2 (0.75%) CMS
13 2 (0.75%) Kentico
13 2 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.37%) Totara
Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 154 (57.46%) IaaS
2 97 (36.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (33.96%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (16.79%) SaaS
5 37 (13.81%) OpenShift
6 18 (6.72%) GitHub
7 15 (5.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (2.99%) Boomi
11 6 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (2.24%) Office 365
12 5 (1.87%) Bluemix
12 5 (1.87%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.75%) Serverless
15 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
15 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.67%) Firewall
2 17 (6.34%) NetScaler
3 12 (4.48%) DNS
4 10 (3.73%) Network Security
5 8 (2.99%) SAN
5 8 (2.99%) VPN
6 7 (2.61%) HTTP
7 6 (2.24%) Internet
8 5 (1.87%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.12%) Intranet
9 3 (1.12%) NAS
9 3 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.12%) SSL
9 3 (1.12%) Tactical Data Link
10 1 (0.37%) DHCP
10 1 (0.37%) Extranet
10 1 (0.37%) LAN
10 1 (0.37%) Skype
10 1 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.70%) MongoDB
2 22 (8.21%) Big Data
2 22 (8.21%) Hadoop
3 20 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 16 (5.97%) HBase
4 16 (5.97%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.85%) Apache Hive
5 13 (4.85%) OLTP
6 10 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.99%) NewSQL
8 7 (2.61%) MySQL
8 7 (2.61%) NuoDB
8 7 (2.61%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.61%) Redis
8 7 (2.61%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.24%) OLAP
10 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 68 (25.37%) Jenkins
2 53 (19.78%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.09%) JIRA
4 16 (5.97%) Gradle
5 15 (5.60%) JUnit
6 13 (4.85%) IntelliJ
6 13 (4.85%) Selenium
6 13 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (4.85%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (3.36%) Maven
7 9 (3.36%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.87%) GitLab
9 4 (1.49%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.49%) Moq
9 4 (1.49%) MSTest
9 4 (1.49%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.49%) webpack
10 3 (1.12%) Ant
10 3 (1.12%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.75%) Hudson
General
1 45 (16.79%) Finance
2 40 (14.93%) Banking
3 10 (3.73%) Automotive
3 10 (3.73%) Retail Banking
4 9 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.61%) Law
5 7 (2.61%) Retail
6 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.12%) Military
8 2 (0.75%) Marketing
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (23.51%) Architect
2 61 (22.76%) Developer
3 37 (13.81%) Java Developer
4 28 (10.45%) Solutions Architect
5 26 (9.70%) Cloud Architect
6 22 (8.21%) Consultant
7 18 (6.72%) Designer
7 18 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.97%) Solutions Designer
9 14 (5.22%) Azure Consultant
9 14 (5.22%) Azure Engineer
9 14 (5.22%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.48%) Software Engineer
11 11 (4.10%) Cloud Developer
11 11 (4.10%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
11 11 (4.10%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.73%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (3.73%) Ruby Developer
12 10 (3.73%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.93%) RESTful
2 32 (11.94%) JSON
3 28 (10.45%) Middleware
3 28 (10.45%) REST
4 27 (10.07%) Spring
5 21 (7.84%) .NET
6 19 (7.09%) AngularJS
6 19 (7.09%) J2EE
7 16 (5.97%) SOAP
8 15 (5.60%) Kafka
8 15 (5.60%) Web Services
9 14 (5.22%) HTML
9 14 (5.22%) Spring Boot
10 13 (4.85%) Apache Camel
10 13 (4.85%) Spark Streaming
10 13 (4.85%) Spring Integration
10 13 (4.85%) Swagger
11 11 (4.10%) ASP.NET
11 11 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (4.10%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.21%) Virtual Team
2 20 (7.46%) Cloud Native
3 14 (5.22%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (5.22%) Replication
4 13 (4.85%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (3.36%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.24%) Fintech
10 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.49%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.75%) Clustering
12 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.75%) RIA
12 2 (0.75%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.75%) User Experience
13 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (25.37%) Linux
2 62 (23.13%) Windows
3 38 (14.18%) Windows Server
4 26 (9.70%) Unix
5 19 (7.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.75%) CentOS
7 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (28.36%) DevOps
3 41 (15.30%) Microservices
4 39 (14.55%) Scrum
5 37 (13.81%) TDD
6 32 (11.94%) TOGAF
7 28 (10.45%) Migration
8 27 (10.07%) Continuous Delivery
8 27 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (9.33%) Software Engineering
10 24 (8.96%) Configuration Management
10 24 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (8.58%) ETL
12 20 (7.46%) Technical Architecture
13 19 (7.09%) Test Automation
14 18 (6.72%) Unit Testing
15 17 (6.34%) Collaborative Working
15 17 (6.34%) Release Management
15 17 (6.34%) User Stories
16 16 (5.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 69 (25.75%) Java
2 48 (17.91%) PowerShell
3 40 (14.93%) SQL
4 28 (10.45%) Ruby
5 27 (10.07%) Go
6 21 (7.84%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.97%) C#
8 15 (5.60%) Shell Script
9 14 (5.22%) Python
10 9 (3.36%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.99%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.61%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.87%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 4 (1.49%) ES6
14 4 (1.49%) F#
14 4 (1.49%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.75%) Perl
16 2 (0.75%) VB
16 2 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.07%) Degree
3 25 (9.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.24%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.75%) MySQL Certification
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.37%) MCP
7 1 (0.37%) MCSA
7 1 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.34%) QA
2 6 (2.24%) SLA
3 3 (1.12%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.75%) PMO
5 1 (0.37%) GCP
5 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (7.84%) Active Directory
1 21 (7.84%) Hyper-V
2 20 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.09%) XenServer
4 18 (6.72%) Docker
5 16 (5.97%) XenDesktop
6 15 (5.60%) HDFS
6 15 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (4.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.49%) KVM
10 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.37%) LXC
11 1 (0.37%) vSphere
11 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (8.21%) Ansible
2 17 (6.34%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (6.34%) Puppet
3 6 (2.24%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.87%) Terraform
5 4 (1.49%) Graphite
5 4 (1.49%) Nagios
6 3 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.12%) Ganglia
6 3 (1.12%) StatsD
7 2 (0.75%) Grafana
7 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.37%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.37%) Kibana
8 1 (0.37%) logstash
8 1 (0.37%) Mesos
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.37%) SCCM
8 1 (0.37%) SCOM
8 1 (0.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 75 (27.99%) Microsoft
2 48 (17.91%) VMware
3 24 (8.96%) Citrix
3 24 (8.96%) Red Hat
4 23 (8.58%) Oracle
5 17 (6.34%) IBM
6 15 (5.60%) Google
7 7 (2.61%) CA
7 7 (2.61%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.87%) SAP
8 5 (1.87%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.87%) Twitter
9 4 (1.49%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.49%) Dell
9 4 (1.49%) ESRI
9 4 (1.49%) ForgeRock
9 4 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.75%) Cisco
10 2 (0.75%) New Relic
10 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com