Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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 West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 183 219
Rank change year-on-year +16 +36 -24
Contract jobs citing PaaS 35 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.37% 0.077%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.52% 3.87% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 4
South West median daily rate £450 £506 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +51.69% -34.88%
10th Percentile £326 £358 £316
90th Percentile £666 £629 £357
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £34.68 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -26.60% - -

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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 775 542 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.76% 9.55% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 377 231
South West median daily rate £400 £415 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +15.28% -10.00%
10th Percentile £190 £211 £213
90th Percentile £532 £588 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 4
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £32.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.56% +111.29% +10.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.01 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £22.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +18.06%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing PaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the South West

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PaaS in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in the South West

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in the South West over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in the South West

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 25 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
Bristol 0 12 £350 -34.88% 9
Wiltshire -12 9 £500 -1.23%
Devon - 6 £368 -
Somerset -1 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire +22 2 £425 -
Dorset +5 1 £598 - 1
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 18 (51.43%) IaaS
2 14 (40.00%) DevOps
2 14 (40.00%) Open Source
3 12 (34.29%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (31.43%) Linux
5 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 9 (25.71%) Docker
6 9 (25.71%) Puppet
6 9 (25.71%) Oracle
6 9 (25.71%) Firewall
6 9 (25.71%) SaaS
6 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (22.86%) Groovy
7 8 (22.86%) Python
7 8 (22.86%) HTTP
7 8 (22.86%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (22.86%) Ansible
7 8 (22.86%) Public Cloud
7 8 (22.86%) Virtual Team
8 7 (20.00%) User Experience
8 7 (20.00%) Kibana
8 7 (20.00%) Unix
8 7 (20.00%) C#
8 7 (20.00%) Java
8 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (17.14%) JSON
9 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
9 6 (17.14%) QA
9 6 (17.14%) Release Management

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (22.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (17.14%) Tomcat
2 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
3 5 (14.29%) nginx
4 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
4 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (8.57%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.86%) Apache
6 1 (2.86%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (51.43%) IaaS
2 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (25.71%) SaaS
4 2 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.86%) GitHub
5 1 (2.86%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) Firewall
2 8 (22.86%) HTTP
3 4 (11.43%) VPN
4 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) SSL
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
1 6 (17.14%) RDBMS
1 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.29%) MySQL
2 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.43%) Big Data
4 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.86%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) Power BI
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.29%) Artifactory
2 5 (14.29%) Hudson
2 5 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.86%) CircleCI
4 1 (2.86%) Gradle
4 1 (2.86%) gulp
4 1 (2.86%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (2.86%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.86%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Administrator
3 5 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Azure Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Server Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Product Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Integration Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior DevOps
7 1 (2.86%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) JSON
2 4 (11.43%) Node.js
2 4 (11.43%) React
2 4 (11.43%) RESTful
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
3 3 (8.57%) .NET
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.71%) HTML
4 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (5.71%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) HTML5
5 1 (2.86%) Java EE
5 1 (2.86%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Public Cloud
1 8 (22.86%) Virtual Team
2 7 (20.00%) User Experience
3 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (11.43%) iPad
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
2 7 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) CentOS
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) DevOps
1 14 (40.00%) Open Source
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
3 6 (17.14%) Release Management
3 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
3 6 (17.14%) Time Management
4 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (8.57%) Scrum
7 2 (5.71%) Analytical Thinking
7 2 (5.71%) BDD
7 2 (5.71%) People Management
7 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) Groovy
1 8 (22.86%) Python
2 7 (20.00%) C#
2 7 (20.00%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 5 (14.29%) Ruby
5 4 (11.43%) C++
5 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (8.57%) SQL
7 2 (5.71%) Perl
8 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) MySQL Certification
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) CCSA
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CISSP
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Docker
2 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (8.57%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (25.71%) Puppet
3 8 (22.86%) Ansible
4 7 (20.00%) Kibana
5 6 (17.14%) logstash
6 4 (11.43%) Kubernetes
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Grafana
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.86%) Juniper
4 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.86%) Splunk