Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 208 267
Rank change year-on-year +54 +59 +25
Contract jobs citing PaaS 836 710 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.69% 1.29% 0.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.62% 6.82% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 448 294
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +7.24%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £363
90th Percentile £651 £638 £634
UK median daily rate £525 £520 £525
% change year-on-year +0.96% -0.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.50 - £65.00
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £55.00 £53.75
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.33% +13.76%

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 12,637 10,410 6,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.51% 18.89% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,259 6,627 4,135
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £270 £278 £255
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 210 139
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.74 £11.00 £10.48
90th Percentile £63.25 £53.88 £54.20
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.55% - -

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 +86 439 £500 - 98
Midlands +4 115 £525 +10.53% 39
North of England -6 106 £500 +5.26% 38
West Midlands +8 90 £525 +10.53% 28
Scotland +8 64 £475 -17.39% 6
South West +9 57 £550 +12.82% 29
Yorkshire +20 49 £550 +22.22% 10
East of England +28 38 £520 -5.45% 13
North West -37 38 £505 +6.32% 23
North East +20 19 £478 +0.53% 5
East Midlands +1 19 £450 -5.26% 11
Wales +16 18 £550 - 5
Northern Ireland +15 7 - - 1
PaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 611 (73.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 497 (59.45%) IaaS
3 344 (41.15%) DevOps
4 315 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
5 280 (33.49%) Microsoft
6 262 (31.34%) SaaS
7 254 (30.38%) Amazon AWS
8 184 (22.01%) SQL
9 152 (18.18%) PowerShell
10 150 (17.94%) Windows
11 127 (15.19%) Docker
12 122 (14.59%) Migration
13 120 (14.35%) C#
14 115 (13.76%) Security Cleared
15 114 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
16 112 (13.40%) .NET
17 110 (13.16%) Active Directory
17 110 (13.16%) Visual Studio Team System
17 110 (13.16%) Jenkins
18 107 (12.80%) SQL Server
19 103 (12.32%) Linux
20 102 (12.20%) Public Cloud
21 101 (12.08%) Java
21 101 (12.08%) VMware
22 100 (11.96%) Python
23 99 (11.84%) Kubernetes
24 92 (11.00%) Office 365
25 89 (10.65%) Test Automation
25 89 (10.65%) Finance
26 87 (10.41%) Scrum

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 44 (5.26%) OpenStack
2 35 (4.19%) Cloud Foundry
3 28 (3.35%) Confluence
4 26 (3.11%) Apache Spark
5 25 (2.99%) IIS
6 22 (2.63%) JBoss
7 20 (2.39%) SharePoint
8 19 (2.27%) Apache
9 14 (1.67%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.56%) Umbraco
11 12 (1.44%) CMS
12 11 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (1.32%) Jupyter
12 11 (1.32%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (1.20%) Luigi
13 10 (1.20%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.84%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.72%) nginx
15 6 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Blender
4 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.12%) Maya
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 24 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.08%) Sonata
3 7 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.24%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 611 (73.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 497 (59.45%) IaaS
3 262 (31.34%) SaaS
4 254 (30.38%) Amazon AWS
5 92 (11.00%) Office 365
6 73 (8.73%) Serverless
7 57 (6.82%) OpenShift
8 56 (6.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 49 (5.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 48 (5.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 37 (4.43%) Power Platform
12 35 (4.19%) GitHub
13 33 (3.95%) Azure Functions
13 33 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
14 28 (3.35%) AWS CloudFormation
15 22 (2.63%) Azure Data Factory
16 18 (2.15%) Amazon S3
17 17 (2.03%) Azure Stack
17 17 (2.03%) iPaaS
18 16 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 67 (8.01%) Firewall
2 60 (7.18%) DNS
3 27 (3.23%) VPN
4 23 (2.75%) LAN
4 23 (2.75%) WAN
5 17 (2.03%) SAN
6 16 (1.91%) DHCP
6 16 (1.91%) HTTP
6 16 (1.91%) NetScaler
7 13 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.44%) Internet
8 12 (1.44%) MQTT
9 11 (1.32%) FTP
10 10 (1.20%) Skype
10 10 (1.20%) Wireless
11 8 (0.96%) Network Security
12 7 (0.84%) SSL
12 7 (0.84%) VSAN
13 5 (0.60%) VLAN
13 5 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.46%) Azure SQL Database
3 39 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (4.43%) NoSQL
5 35 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (3.95%) Data Lake
6 33 (3.95%) Redis
7 30 (3.59%) Cosmos DB
7 30 (3.59%) Power BI
8 29 (3.47%) Oracle Database
9 28 (3.35%) Big Data
10 27 (3.23%) MySQL
11 25 (2.99%) Hadoop
12 23 (2.75%) Relational Database
13 16 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (1.91%) Amazon Redshift
14 15 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (1.67%) Amazon Athena
16 13 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 12 (1.44%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 110 (13.16%) Jenkins
1 110 (13.16%) Visual Studio Team System
2 85 (10.17%) Git (software)
3 57 (6.82%) Visual Studio
4 42 (5.02%) JIRA
5 38 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (3.35%) SpecFlow
7 23 (2.75%) TeamCity
8 20 (2.39%) GitLab
9 19 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 18 (2.15%) gulp
10 18 (2.15%) Maven
11 16 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (1.67%) Bower
12 14 (1.67%) JMeter
13 13 (1.56%) Babel
13 13 (1.56%) Jasmine
13 13 (1.56%) webpack
14 11 (1.32%) Bitbucket
15 10 (1.20%) Grunt
General
1 89 (10.65%) Finance
2 34 (4.07%) Banking
3 32 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.87%) Billing
5 20 (2.39%) Marketing
6 11 (1.32%) Retail
7 10 (1.20%) Electronics
7 10 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.08%) Back Office
9 6 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.72%) Legal
10 5 (0.60%) Advertising
11 4 (0.48%) Local Government
12 3 (0.36%) Law
13 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.24%) Games
13 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (29.78%) Architect
2 126 (15.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 109 (13.04%) Developer
4 102 (12.20%) Azure Engineer
5 76 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 65 (7.78%) Azure DevOps
7 62 (7.42%) Consultant
8 60 (7.18%) Azure Architect
9 51 (6.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 50 (5.98%) Cloud Engineer
11 46 (5.50%) Technical Architect
12 44 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
13 42 (5.02%) .NET Developer
14 34 (4.07%) Designer
15 27 (3.23%) Solutions Designer
16 26 (3.11%) Analyst
16 26 (3.11%) Azure Consultant
17 22 (2.63%) Platform Engineer
17 22 (2.63%) Security Architect
18 21 (2.51%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (13.40%) .NET
2 52 (6.22%) JSON
2 52 (6.22%) Web Services
3 49 (5.86%) Middleware
4 41 (4.90%) .NET Core
4 41 (4.90%) ASP.NET
4 41 (4.90%) HTML
4 41 (4.90%) Node.js
5 38 (4.55%) CSS
6 35 (4.19%) .NET Framework
6 35 (4.19%) AngularJS
7 34 (4.07%) SOAP
7 34 (4.07%) Swagger
8 32 (3.83%) REST
9 30 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (2.87%) jQuery
11 22 (2.63%) RESTful
12 21 (2.51%) Kafka
13 19 (2.27%) OAuth
14 18 (2.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 102 (12.20%) Public Cloud
2 47 (5.62%) Data Centre
3 46 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 26 (3.11%) Private Cloud
6 24 (2.87%) Client/Server
7 23 (2.75%) Mobile App
8 21 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (2.03%) Cloud Native
9 17 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 17 (2.03%) Replication
10 15 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.96%) PKI
14 7 (0.84%) DataPower
15 6 (0.72%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.72%) Lidar
15 6 (0.72%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 150 (17.94%) Windows
2 103 (12.32%) Linux
3 52 (6.22%) Windows Server
4 49 (5.86%) Unix
5 33 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (2.99%) Windows 10
7 17 (2.03%) Solaris
8 15 (1.79%) VMS
9 13 (1.56%) CentOS
9 13 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.44%) AIX
10 12 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.72%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.60%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.36%) Android
13 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (41.15%) DevOps
2 315 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (14.59%) Migration
4 114 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (10.65%) Test Automation
6 87 (10.41%) Scrum
7 81 (9.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 74 (8.85%) ITIL
8 74 (8.85%) Microservices
9 69 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
10 60 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
11 59 (7.06%) Analytics
12 56 (6.70%) Infrastructure as Code
12 56 (6.70%) TDD
13 53 (6.34%) TOGAF
14 51 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (5.14%) Enterprise Architecture
16 40 (4.78%) Open Source
17 39 (4.67%) Continuous Deployment
18 38 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 184 (22.01%) SQL
2 152 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 120 (14.35%) C#
4 101 (12.08%) Java
5 100 (11.96%) Python
6 57 (6.82%) JavaScript
7 26 (3.11%) Bash Shell
8 23 (2.75%) Shell Script
9 18 (2.15%) C
10 15 (1.79%) Ruby
11 12 (1.44%) Scala
11 12 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.20%) Go
13 7 (0.84%) PHP
14 6 (0.72%) Groovy
14 6 (0.72%) Java 8
15 4 (0.48%) C++
15 4 (0.48%) R
15 4 (0.48%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 115 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 78 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 46 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (4.67%) Degree
5 31 (3.71%) MCSE
6 21 (2.51%) DV Cleared
7 20 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.79%) CISSP
9 14 (1.67%) CCNA
9 14 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
10 8 (0.96%) MCSA
11 7 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.84%) CISM
12 6 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.60%) CEH
13 5 (0.60%) GSEC
13 5 (0.60%) MCP
13 5 (0.60%) SANS
13 5 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.48%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.74%) QA
2 23 (2.75%) NCSC
3 18 (2.15%) NIST
4 10 (1.20%) GDPR
4 10 (1.20%) WCAG
5 9 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.96%) SLA
7 6 (0.72%) COBIT
7 6 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.12%) HL7
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 127 (15.19%) Docker
2 110 (13.16%) Active Directory
3 54 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (5.02%) Hyper-V
5 34 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.91%) vSphere
7 11 (1.32%) Apache Flume
7 11 (1.32%) XenApp
7 11 (1.32%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 10 (1.20%) vCloud
9 9 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.72%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.24%) Ceph
11 2 (0.24%) NDS
11 2 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 99 (11.84%) Kubernetes
2 85 (10.17%) Ansible
3 77 (9.21%) Terraform
4 60 (7.18%) Puppet
5 55 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (2.51%) SCCM
7 19 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (2.03%) vRealize
9 10 (1.20%) SCOM
9 10 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (1.08%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.96%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.60%) Packer
13 4 (0.48%) Consul
13 4 (0.48%) Grafana
13 4 (0.48%) Kibana
13 4 (0.48%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
14 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
14 3 (0.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 280 (33.49%) Microsoft
2 101 (12.08%) VMware
3 73 (8.73%) Oracle
4 45 (5.38%) Citrix
5 43 (5.14%) Red Hat
6 33 (3.95%) Google
7 32 (3.83%) Cisco
8 30 (3.59%) SAP
9 26 (3.11%) Xamarin
10 22 (2.63%) Atlassian
11 16 (1.91%) Dell
11 16 (1.91%) IBM
11 16 (1.91%) New Relic
12 14 (1.67%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (1.44%) Micro Focus
14 12 (1.44%) Splunk
15 10 (1.20%) Symantec
16 9 (1.08%) CheckPoint
16 9 (1.08%) Tableau