Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 182 175
Rank change year-on-year +27 -7 +163
Contract jobs citing PaaS 279 192 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.62% 1.19% 1.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.24% 8.76% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 121 202
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +25.00%
10th Percentile £356 £376 £360
90th Percentile £625 £625 £725
England median daily rate £513 £538 £500
% change year-on-year -4.65% +7.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £65.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year -15.38% +37.57% -5.50%

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 3,387 2,192 1,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.72% 13.54% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,133 1,384 1,175
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £479 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.51% +2.78% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 27
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £15.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.30% -23.51% -12.84%
10th Percentile £11.67 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £37.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -15.56%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +31 131 £488 -2.50% 50
Hampshire +12 88 £500 +11.11% 12
Berkshire +40 61 £500 +11.11% 45
Buckinghamshire +2 51 £475 -13.64%
Surrey -23 33 £500 - 5
Oxfordshire +9 18 £350 - 5
West Sussex +15 15 £343 - 2
Kent +15 4 £563 -16.67% 6
Middlesex +6 2 £644 +14.96%
East Sussex - 1 £550 - 1
Sussex - 1 £665 -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 145 (51.97%) IaaS
2 119 (42.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (34.05%) Linux
5 94 (33.69%) DevOps
6 84 (30.11%) Java
7 81 (29.03%) Windows
8 75 (26.88%) SaaS
9 68 (24.37%) Amazon AWS
10 65 (23.30%) Jenkins
11 63 (22.58%) Microsoft
12 54 (19.35%) VMware
13 51 (18.28%) Finance
14 46 (16.49%) SQL
15 45 (16.13%) Scrum
15 45 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (15.41%) TDD
17 42 (15.05%) JSON
18 41 (14.70%) Git (software)
18 41 (14.70%) Test Automation
19 38 (13.62%) Unix
19 38 (13.62%) Microservices
20 33 (11.83%) Cloud Foundry
21 32 (11.47%) Continuous Delivery
21 32 (11.47%) Puppet
22 30 (10.75%) RabbitMQ
22 30 (10.75%) Oracle
22 30 (10.75%) Middleware
22 30 (10.75%) Migration
22 30 (10.75%) OpenShift

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 33 (11.83%) Cloud Foundry
2 18 (6.45%) Apache
3 15 (5.38%) OpenStack
4 14 (5.02%) Apache Spark
5 12 (4.30%) GemFire
6 10 (3.58%) Confluence
7 8 (2.87%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.51%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (2.15%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.43%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.43%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.08%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.08%) CMS
11 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (1.08%) IIS
11 3 (1.08%) nginx
11 3 (1.08%) SAS
11 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.79%) SOLIDWORKS
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.72%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 145 (51.97%) IaaS
2 119 (42.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (26.88%) SaaS
4 68 (24.37%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (10.75%) OpenShift
6 19 (6.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (5.73%) Office 365
8 15 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (5.38%) GitHub
9 10 (3.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (3.23%) Serverless
11 7 (2.51%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (1.79%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (1.08%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 3 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.72%) Force.com
14 2 (0.72%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.72%) npm
14 2 (0.72%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.96%) Firewall
2 12 (4.30%) Network Security
2 12 (4.30%) SAN
3 11 (3.94%) DNS
4 10 (3.58%) HTTP
5 6 (2.15%) NetScaler
5 6 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.43%) DHCP
6 4 (1.43%) Internet
6 4 (1.43%) Skype
6 4 (1.43%) SSL
6 4 (1.43%) VPN
7 3 (1.08%) LAN
7 3 (1.08%) WAN
7 3 (1.08%) Wireless
8 2 (0.72%) 3G
8 2 (0.72%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.72%) IPsec
8 2 (0.72%) SMTP
8 2 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.32%) MongoDB
2 19 (6.81%) HBase
3 17 (6.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (6.09%) Big Data
3 17 (6.09%) SQL Server
4 16 (5.73%) Hadoop
5 14 (5.02%) Apache Hive
6 12 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (4.30%) Redis
7 9 (3.23%) NuoDB
8 8 (2.87%) Data Lake
9 7 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.51%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.51%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.15%) MySQL
11 5 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (1.79%) Power BI
12 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 65 (23.30%) Jenkins
2 41 (14.70%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.09%) Cucumber
4 13 (4.66%) Eclipse
5 12 (4.30%) IntelliJ
5 12 (4.30%) JUnit
5 12 (4.30%) Selenium
5 12 (4.30%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (3.94%) JIRA
7 10 (3.58%) TeamCity
8 8 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.51%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.15%) Gradle
10 6 (2.15%) Maven
11 3 (1.08%) GitLab
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.72%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.36%) Fiddler
13 1 (0.36%) gulp
13 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
General
1 51 (18.28%) Finance
2 16 (5.73%) Retail
2 16 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.38%) Banking
4 11 (3.94%) Automotive
5 9 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.15%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Advertising
7 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) International Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (22.22%) Developer
2 61 (21.86%) Architect
3 23 (8.24%) Cloud Architect
3 23 (8.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (7.53%) Azure Engineer
5 18 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 18 (6.45%) Consultant
6 15 (5.38%) Java Developer
6 15 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.02%) Automation Engineer
7 14 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.66%) Software Developer
9 12 (4.30%) Azure Consultant
10 11 (3.94%) Azure Developer
10 11 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (3.94%) IT Manager
11 10 (3.58%) Java Engineer
12 9 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
12 9 (3.23%) Cloud Developer
12 9 (3.23%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.05%) JSON
2 30 (10.75%) Middleware
2 30 (10.75%) RabbitMQ
3 29 (10.39%) RESTful
4 26 (9.32%) AngularJS
5 23 (8.24%) .NET
5 23 (8.24%) Kafka
6 22 (7.89%) Spring
7 17 (6.09%) XML
8 14 (5.02%) Node.js
9 13 (4.66%) HTML
9 13 (4.66%) REST
10 12 (4.30%) SOAP
11 11 (3.94%) Web Services
12 10 (3.58%) Gherkin
12 10 (3.58%) Spring Cloud
13 8 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (2.51%) CSS
14 7 (2.51%) J2EE
14 7 (2.51%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.02%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (4.30%) Virtual Team
4 10 (3.58%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.23%) Life Science
6 8 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.51%) LIMS
8 6 (2.15%) Clustering
8 6 (2.15%) PKI
8 6 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.79%) Fintech
9 5 (1.79%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.08%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.72%) CESG
12 2 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (34.05%) Linux
2 81 (29.03%) Windows
3 38 (13.62%) Unix
4 22 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 17 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (5.73%) Windows 10
7 13 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.30%) Windows XP
9 11 (3.94%) AIX
10 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.72%) Android
11 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.72%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.36%) MVS
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (33.69%) DevOps
3 45 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (16.13%) Scrum
4 43 (15.41%) TDD
5 41 (14.70%) Test Automation
6 38 (13.62%) Microservices
7 32 (11.47%) Continuous Delivery
8 30 (10.75%) Migration
9 28 (10.04%) User Stories
10 26 (9.32%) Collaborative Working
10 26 (9.32%) ITIL
11 25 (8.96%) BDD
12 23 (8.24%) Service Management
13 22 (7.89%) Validation
14 20 (7.17%) Open Source
15 17 (6.09%) ATDD
15 17 (6.09%) Configuration Management
15 17 (6.09%) Project Management
16 15 (5.38%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 84 (30.11%) Java
2 46 (16.49%) SQL
3 28 (10.04%) PowerShell
4 26 (9.32%) Python
5 24 (8.60%) Ruby
6 22 (7.89%) JavaScript
7 18 (6.45%) C#
8 14 (5.02%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.51%) Go
9 7 (2.51%) Java 8
9 7 (2.51%) Scala
10 6 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.43%) C++
11 4 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.43%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.08%) C
12 3 (1.08%) F#
12 3 (1.08%) PHP
13 2 (0.72%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (8.24%) Degree
1 23 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.17%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.58%) PgMP
3 10 (3.58%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.51%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.43%) CISSP
6 4 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.08%) CISA
7 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.08%) MCP
8 2 (0.72%) CCNP
8 2 (0.72%) CISM
8 2 (0.72%) MCSE
8 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.72%) OCA
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.72%) PhD
8 2 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.66%) GCP
2 9 (3.23%) GxP
3 6 (2.15%) QA
4 5 (1.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (1.79%) GLP
4 5 (1.79%) GMP
5 4 (1.43%) GDPR
6 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.36%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (9.68%) Docker
2 26 (9.32%) Active Directory
3 24 (8.60%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.81%) HDFS
5 17 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (4.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 12 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (4.30%) XenApp
8 11 (3.94%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.79%) XenServer
10 4 (1.43%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.36%) vCloud
12 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (11.47%) Puppet
2 22 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (5.38%) Ansible
3 15 (5.38%) Kubernetes
4 13 (4.66%) Terraform
5 11 (3.94%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.43%) SCCM
6 4 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.72%) Netcool
7 2 (0.72%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.72%) OpenView
7 2 (0.72%) Salt
7 2 (0.72%) TeMIP
8 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.36%) logstash
8 1 (0.36%) Mesos
8 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 63 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 54 (19.35%) VMware
3 30 (10.75%) Oracle
4 29 (10.39%) IBM
5 28 (10.04%) Red Hat
6 22 (7.89%) Citrix
7 16 (5.73%) Google
8 12 (4.30%) HP
8 12 (4.30%) ServiceNow
9 11 (3.94%) 3PAR
10 8 (2.87%) Cisco
11 6 (2.15%) CA
12 4 (1.43%) Remedy
12 4 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.43%) SAP
13 3 (1.08%) BMC
13 3 (1.08%) Databricks
14 2 (0.72%) Demandware
14 2 (0.72%) Okta
14 2 (0.72%) Splunk