Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 67 155
Rank change year-on-year -32 +88 +26
Contract jobs citing PaaS 87 455 272
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.75% 3.08% 1.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.63% 11.34% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 290 164
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £442 £413 £356
90th Percentile £675 £630 £600
England median daily rate £525 £533 £525
% change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -48.15% +22.73% -15.38%

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 1,312 4,013 3,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.44% 27.19% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 2,547 2,214
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £289
90th Percentile £644 £610 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 87 45
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +84.21% +15.15%
10th Percentile £16.39 £16.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £54.88 £83.75 £56.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.72 £19.50
% change year-on-year +54.08% +16.49% -

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 -11 44 £520 -0.95% 14
Berkshire -4 32 £520 -3.26% 10
Hampshire -11 24 £575 +15.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 11 £538 +19.44% 1
Surrey +23 8 £650 +30.00% 1
West Sussex +26 4 £625 +19.05% 7
Kent +9 4 £685 +33.66% 2
East Sussex +33 2 £625 +31.58% 3
Oxfordshire +33 1 £425 -22.73% 3
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 66 (75.86%) Azure
1 66 (75.86%) IaaS
2 41 (47.13%) Microsoft
2 41 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (41.38%) DevOps
4 34 (39.08%) Windows
5 28 (32.18%) Analytics
5 28 (32.18%) SaaS
6 27 (31.03%) SQL
7 25 (28.74%) Data Management
7 25 (28.74%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (27.59%) Visual Studio
8 24 (27.59%) AWS
9 23 (26.44%) Linux
9 23 (26.44%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (25.29%) Power Platform
10 22 (25.29%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (24.14%) Test Automation
11 21 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (24.14%) HDInsight
12 20 (22.99%) Data Lake
12 20 (22.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (21.84%) Scrum
13 19 (21.84%) Power BI
14 18 (20.69%) Informatica
15 17 (19.54%) Security Testing
15 17 (19.54%) PowerShell
15 17 (19.54%) Data-Driven Testing
16 16 (18.39%) Project Delivery
16 16 (18.39%) Security Cleared

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 5 (5.75%) CMS
2 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.60%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.15%) Apache
5 1 (1.15%) Confluence
5 1 (1.15%) IIS
5 1 (1.15%) OpenWhisk
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Chatbot
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (75.86%) Azure
1 66 (75.86%) IaaS
2 28 (32.18%) SaaS
3 24 (27.59%) AWS
4 22 (25.29%) Power Platform
5 7 (8.05%) Serverless
6 6 (6.90%) Logic Apps
7 4 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (4.60%) Azure Functions
8 3 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (3.45%) Office 365
9 2 (2.30%) Apigee
9 2 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (2.30%) GCP
9 2 (2.30%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.30%) PowerApps
10 1 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (1.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (1.15%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) Firewall
2 10 (11.49%) DNS
3 9 (10.34%) VPN
4 3 (3.45%) DHCP
4 3 (3.45%) LAN
4 3 (3.45%) WAN
4 3 (3.45%) Wireless
5 2 (2.30%) DMZ
5 2 (2.30%) Skype
5 2 (2.30%) VSAN
6 1 (1.15%) FTP
6 1 (1.15%) HTTP
6 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.15%) MPLS
6 1 (1.15%) Network Security
6 1 (1.15%) SAN
6 1 (1.15%) SSL
6 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) HDInsight
2 20 (22.99%) Data Lake
2 20 (22.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (21.84%) Power BI
4 11 (12.64%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.60%) Big Data
6 4 (4.60%) Redis
7 2 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.30%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.15%) Spatial Data
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.75%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (5.75%) TeamCity
3 4 (4.60%) Babel
3 4 (4.60%) gulp
3 4 (4.60%) Jasmine
3 4 (4.60%) SpecFlow
3 4 (4.60%) webpack
4 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.15%) GitLab
5 1 (1.15%) JIRA
5 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (17.24%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Public Sector
2 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (34.48%) Architect
2 24 (27.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (21.84%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (19.54%) Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Azure DevOps
7 6 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Azure Architect
8 5 (5.75%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.75%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.60%) AWS Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Hadoop Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) .NET
2 6 (6.90%) .NET Core
3 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (4.60%) SAML
4 4 (4.60%) Swagger
5 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.45%) RESTful
6 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.30%) HTML
6 2 (2.30%) HTML5
6 2 (2.30%) JSON
6 2 (2.30%) React
6 2 (2.30%) SOAP
6 2 (2.30%) Web Services
6 2 (2.30%) XML
7 1 (1.15%) CSS
7 1 (1.15%) UDDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.60%) User Experience
4 3 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.30%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.30%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.15%) Industry 4.0
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (39.08%) Windows
2 23 (26.44%) Linux
3 5 (5.75%) Unix
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (41.38%) DevOps
3 28 (32.18%) Analytics
4 25 (28.74%) Data Management
5 23 (26.44%) Continuous Delivery
6 22 (25.29%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (24.14%) Test Automation
8 19 (21.84%) Scrum
9 17 (19.54%) Data-Driven Testing
9 17 (19.54%) Security Testing
10 16 (18.39%) Project Delivery
11 14 (16.09%) Infrastructure as Code
12 10 (11.49%) Migration
13 9 (10.34%) Data Modelling
13 9 (10.34%) Task Automation
14 8 (9.20%) Content Management
14 8 (9.20%) ITIL
15 7 (8.05%) TDD
15 7 (8.05%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) SQL
2 17 (19.54%) PowerShell
3 12 (13.79%) Shell Script
4 8 (9.20%) C#
5 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.75%) Python
6 4 (4.60%) Go
6 4 (4.60%) Java
6 4 (4.60%) Ruby
7 3 (3.45%) C
8 2 (2.30%) Perl
8 2 (2.30%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) AWS Certification
3 4 (4.60%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.45%) Degree
4 3 (3.45%) MCSE
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.15%) CISA
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.15%) CISSP
5 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.15%) PMP
5 1 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) GDPR
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (28.74%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.75%) Docker
4 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.30%) vCloud
4 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.30%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.30%) vSphere
5 1 (1.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Terraform
2 4 (4.60%) Ansible
2 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.60%) Nessus
2 4 (4.60%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.45%) SCCM
4 2 (2.30%) Istio
4 2 (2.30%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 41 (47.13%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.69%) Informatica
3 12 (13.79%) Oracle
4 9 (10.34%) Hortonworks
5 7 (8.05%) VMware
6 5 (5.75%) Splunk
7 4 (4.60%) Databricks
7 4 (4.60%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.60%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.30%) Google
8 2 (2.30%) Symantec
9 1 (1.15%) F5
9 1 (1.15%) Qualys
9 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.15%) SAP
9 1 (1.15%) Sitecore