Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 28 February 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 154 186
Rank change year-on-year +10 +32 +47
Contract jobs citing PaaS 643 956 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.71% 1.81% 1.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.23% 7.59% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 626 436
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £396 £394 £363
90th Percentile £675 £700 £638
UK median daily rate £545 £538 £520
% change year-on-year +1.30% +3.46% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £50.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.42% +44.29% -17.65%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £47.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year -15.64% +35.48% -17.65%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 10,325 12,588 8,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.44% 23.78% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,579 8,200 5,759
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £281 £261
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 220 154
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -0.35%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.23 £10.75
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.88 £45.35
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.81% -8.75% +9.45%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing PaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the UK excluding London

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PaaS in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in the UK excluding London

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in the UK excluding London

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PaaS in the UK excluding London

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PaaS in the UK excluding London

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 28 February 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
South East -6 217 £530 +1.92% 52
North of England +31 151 £475 -13.59% 58
Scotland +24 95 £488 -30.36% 11
Midlands +4 93 £519 +3.75% 46
West Midlands +24 89 £513 +2.50% 32
North West +19 64 £450 -21.74% 33
Yorkshire +27 61 £550 - 21
South West -7 53 £550 +10.00% 29
East of England +35 30 £496 +4.47% 18
North East +27 27 £450 -2.17% 4
Wales +9 9 £475 -26.92% 5
East Midlands +6 4 £538 +16.53% 14
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 484 (75.27%) Azure
2 388 (60.34%) IaaS
3 291 (45.26%) SaaS
4 261 (40.59%) DevOps
5 225 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
6 204 (31.73%) AWS
7 203 (31.57%) Microsoft
8 191 (29.70%) SQL
9 143 (22.24%) Windows
10 139 (21.62%) PowerShell
11 109 (16.95%) .NET
12 100 (15.55%) Analytics
13 99 (15.40%) Public Sector
14 95 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
15 92 (14.31%) Infrastructure as Code
16 91 (14.15%) Terraform
17 86 (13.37%) Test Automation
18 85 (13.22%) Active Directory
19 81 (12.60%) Kubernetes
20 80 (12.44%) Docker
20 80 (12.44%) Python
20 80 (12.44%) VMware
21 77 (11.98%) Security Cleared
22 72 (11.20%) Office 365
23 69 (10.73%) Firewall
24 68 (10.58%) Web Services
25 67 (10.42%) Jenkins
26 66 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
26 66 (10.26%) Public Cloud
26 66 (10.26%) Linux

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 25 (3.89%) Apache
2 20 (3.11%) Apache Spark
2 20 (3.11%) Confluence
3 18 (2.80%) Jupyter
4 17 (2.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 15 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 15 (2.33%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.87%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.87%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.24%) IIS
7 8 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.24%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.93%) JBoss
10 5 (0.78%) nginx
10 5 (0.78%) SAS
11 4 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.47%) CMS
12 3 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Maya
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.78%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.31%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.16%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.16%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 484 (75.27%) Azure
2 388 (60.34%) IaaS
3 291 (45.26%) SaaS
4 204 (31.73%) AWS
5 72 (11.20%) Office 365
6 65 (10.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 55 (8.55%) Power Platform
7 55 (8.55%) Serverless
8 35 (5.44%) Amazon S3
8 35 (5.44%) GCP
9 27 (4.20%) OpenShift
10 24 (3.73%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (3.27%) GitHub
14 19 (2.95%) Azure Machine Learning
15 17 (2.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 15 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
16 15 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (10.73%) Firewall
2 49 (7.62%) VPN
3 45 (7.00%) DNS
4 34 (5.29%) TCP/IP
5 30 (4.67%) SAN
6 27 (4.20%) Network Security
7 24 (3.73%) Internet
8 21 (3.27%) NAS
8 21 (3.27%) Reverse Proxy
9 20 (3.11%) WAN
10 18 (2.80%) LAN
11 16 (2.49%) HTTP
11 16 (2.49%) Skype
12 9 (1.40%) DHCP
13 8 (1.24%) DMZ
14 7 (1.09%) MPLS
14 7 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.78%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.78%) SMTP
16 4 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.09%) Power BI
3 49 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (7.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 42 (6.53%) Data Lake
6 41 (6.38%) NoSQL
7 35 (5.44%) HDInsight
8 29 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (3.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 21 (3.27%) Geospatial Data
10 21 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (3.11%) Redis
12 15 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
13 14 (2.18%) MySQL
13 14 (2.18%) Oracle Database
14 13 (2.02%) GIS
15 12 (1.87%) MongoDB
16 11 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
17 10 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 67 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 55 (8.55%) Git (software)
3 42 (6.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 40 (6.22%) Visual Studio
5 36 (5.60%) JIRA
6 23 (3.58%) GitLab
7 20 (3.11%) Cucumber
7 20 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (2.95%) TeamCity
9 17 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (2.49%) Artifactory
10 16 (2.49%) Maven
11 15 (2.33%) SpecFlow
12 14 (2.18%) gulp
12 14 (2.18%) Selenium
13 13 (2.02%) JUnit
14 11 (1.71%) SonarQube
15 10 (1.56%) Bitbucket
16 9 (1.40%) Subversion
17 8 (1.24%) Gradle
General
1 99 (15.40%) Public Sector
2 60 (9.33%) Finance
3 12 (1.87%) Banking
4 10 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.40%) Retail
6 7 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.62%) Electronics
7 4 (0.62%) German Language
7 4 (0.62%) Marketing
8 3 (0.47%) French Language
9 2 (0.31%) Billing
9 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.31%) Law
9 2 (0.31%) Legal
9 2 (0.31%) Local Government
9 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 197 (30.64%) Architect
2 107 (16.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 95 (14.77%) Azure Engineer
4 88 (13.69%) Developer
5 63 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
6 53 (8.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 50 (7.78%) Azure Architect
8 39 (6.07%) Azure DevOps
8 39 (6.07%) Cloud Architect
9 38 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 37 (5.75%) Consultant
11 30 (4.67%) Cloud Engineer
12 27 (4.20%) Senior Developer
13 26 (4.04%) Technical Architect
14 24 (3.73%) .NET Developer
14 24 (3.73%) Security Architect
15 23 (3.58%) Analyst
16 20 (3.11%) Azure Consultant
17 18 (2.80%) Data Scientist
18 15 (2.33%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (16.95%) .NET
2 68 (10.58%) Web Services
3 38 (5.91%) Node.js
4 34 (5.29%) .NET Core
5 28 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 27 (4.20%) JSON
7 24 (3.73%) React
8 22 (3.42%) XML
9 20 (3.11%) HTML
10 18 (2.80%) .NET Framework
10 18 (2.80%) NumPy
10 18 (2.80%) Pandas
10 18 (2.80%) PySpark
11 17 (2.64%) CSS
12 15 (2.33%) Keras
12 15 (2.33%) REST
12 15 (2.33%) Spring
12 15 (2.33%) Spring Boot
12 15 (2.33%) TensorFlow
13 14 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.26%) Public Cloud
2 45 (7.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 39 (6.07%) Data Centre
4 27 (4.20%) Cloud Native
5 26 (4.04%) Replication
6 25 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (3.89%) Private Cloud
7 18 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (2.02%) Clustering
9 12 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.87%) User Experience
10 10 (1.56%) Lidar
10 10 (1.56%) Smart City
11 9 (1.40%) PKI
12 8 (1.24%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.93%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 143 (22.24%) Windows
2 66 (10.26%) Linux
3 44 (6.84%) Windows Server
4 28 (4.35%) Unix
5 24 (3.73%) Windows 10
6 22 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.40%) Android
8 9 (1.40%) CentOS
8 9 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.93%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.93%) VMS
10 5 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.31%) AIX
11 2 (0.31%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.31%) Solaris
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.16%) OS/390
12 1 (0.16%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (40.59%) DevOps
2 225 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (15.55%) Analytics
4 95 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (14.31%) Infrastructure as Code
6 86 (13.37%) Test Automation
7 66 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 63 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
8 63 (9.80%) Data Management
8 63 (9.80%) Microservices
8 63 (9.80%) Migration
8 63 (9.80%) Scrum
9 55 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 44 (6.84%) SOA
11 42 (6.53%) Computer Science
12 38 (5.91%) Information Security
12 38 (5.91%) ITIL
13 37 (5.75%) Security Testing
14 33 (5.13%) Data Modelling
15 32 (4.98%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 191 (29.70%) SQL
2 139 (21.62%) PowerShell
3 80 (12.44%) Python
4 65 (10.11%) C#
4 65 (10.11%) Java
5 48 (7.47%) JavaScript
6 21 (3.27%) Bash Shell
7 19 (2.95%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.02%) Java 8
9 12 (1.87%) Ruby
10 10 (1.56%) Go
10 10 (1.56%) R
11 9 (1.40%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.09%) C
12 7 (1.09%) Perl
13 6 (0.93%) Groovy
13 6 (0.93%) PHP
13 6 (0.93%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 77 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 59 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 50 (7.78%) Degree
4 20 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.18%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.71%) MCSE
7 10 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (1.56%) PhD
8 9 (1.40%) Master's Degree
9 8 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.24%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.93%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.93%) CCNA
12 5 (0.78%) CISSP
12 5 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.62%) MCSA
14 3 (0.47%) APMG
14 3 (0.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.67%) QA
2 16 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.56%) GDPR
3 10 (1.56%) SLA
4 8 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.62%) BS7799
6 4 (0.62%) GxP
7 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.47%) NIST
7 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.31%) COBIT
8 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.31%) HL7
8 2 (0.31%) NCSC
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 85 (13.22%) Active Directory
2 80 (12.44%) Docker
3 64 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (8.71%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.18%) VMware NSX
7 11 (1.71%) vSphere
8 9 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.62%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.31%) HDFS
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.31%) NDS
11 2 (0.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.31%) XenApp
12 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 91 (14.15%) Terraform
2 81 (12.60%) Kubernetes
3 60 (9.33%) Ansible
4 34 (5.29%) Puppet
5 25 (3.89%) SCCM
6 24 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (1.87%) Rancher
10 10 (1.56%) SCOM
11 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (1.24%) vCenter Server
12 7 (1.09%) Nagios
12 7 (1.09%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.93%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.78%) vRealize
14 5 (0.78%) WSUS
15 4 (0.62%) Grafana
15 4 (0.62%) Packer
Vendors
1 203 (31.57%) Microsoft
2 80 (12.44%) VMware
3 59 (9.18%) Oracle
4 36 (5.60%) Google
5 30 (4.67%) Cisco
6 24 (3.73%) Citrix
7 19 (2.95%) SAP
7 19 (2.95%) Tableau
8 17 (2.64%) Red Hat
9 15 (2.33%) Informatica
9 15 (2.33%) Splunk
10 14 (2.18%) IBM
10 14 (2.18%) Workday
11 13 (2.02%) Dell
12 11 (1.71%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.56%) HP
14 9 (1.40%) Symantec
15 7 (1.09%) Databricks
15 7 (1.09%) EMC
15 7 (1.09%) Sitecore