The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PaaS over the 3 months to 28 April 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 284 485
Rank change year-on-year +59 +201  
Contract jobs citing PaaS 496 431 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.77% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.11% 8.82% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 297 95
Median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £380 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £635 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - -

PaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6114 4888 2970
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.97% 8.75% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3366 1872
Median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +1.15% +8.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 85 110
Median hourly rate £21.16 £24.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.85% -7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.20 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.36 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.62% -14.00%  

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 468 £550 +10.00% 89
London +114 293 £563 +2.27% 43
South East -62 72 £450 - 11
North West +46 34 £525 +20.68% 1
Hampshire -44 24 £450 +2.27% 1
South West +13 23 £500 -14.89% 6
City of London -18 22 £500 -9.09% 8
Scotland +39 18 £375 -34.78%
East Midlands 0 18 £515 -6.36% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 16 £550 - 2
East of England -23 15 £515 +21.17% 9
Manchester +23 13 £475 +5.55%
Surrey -2 13 £494 -10.22% 2
Devon - 12 £400 - 1
Cheshire +34 11 £650 +46.89% 1
Yorkshire +19 11 £650 +33.33% 6
Warrington +45 10 £650 +44.44%
West Midlands +23 10 £375 -9.09% 10
Cambridgeshire -7 10 £515 +24.84% 2
Edinburgh +14 9 £450 -
Glasgow +10 9 £370 -32.72%
Nottinghamshire +10 9 £600 +9.09% 1
Berkshire +16 8 £450 -2.17% 5
Swindon - 8 £700 - 1
Leicestershire - 8 £515 - 1
Wiltshire - 8 £700 - 1
Croydon - 7 - -
Milton Keynes +2 6 £425 - 1
Exeter - 6 £500 -
Plymouth - 6 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 with a requirement for PaaS.

1 538 (54.23%) IaaS
2 420 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
3 360 (36.29%) DevOps
4 318 (32.06%) Amazon AWS
5 317 (31.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 251 (25.30%) SaaS
7 248 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 229 (23.08%) Linux
9 211 (21.27%) Java
10 204 (20.56%) Windows
11 197 (19.86%) Open Source
12 192 (19.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 181 (18.25%) Finance
13 181 (18.25%) Python
14 160 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
15 151 (15.22%) ITIL
16 150 (15.12%) Security Cleared
17 144 (14.52%) Puppet
17 144 (14.52%) Scrum
18 143 (14.42%) Jenkins
19 132 (13.31%) Microservices
20 128 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
21 126 (12.70%) SC Cleared
21 126 (12.70%) SQL
22 124 (12.50%) VMware
22 124 (12.50%) Configuration Management
23 123 (12.40%) TDD
24 122 (12.30%) SQL Server
25 118 (11.90%) Web Services
26 117 (11.79%) Ansible

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 192 (19.35%) Cloud Foundry
2 57 (5.75%) nginx
3 52 (5.24%) WebSphere
4 50 (5.04%) OpenStack
5 49 (4.94%) SharePoint
6 45 (4.54%) IIS
7 34 (3.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 28 (2.82%) Confluence
9 27 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (2.72%) Tomcat
10 17 (1.71%) Apache
11 16 (1.61%) Apache Spark
12 13 (1.31%) JBoss
13 12 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
15 10 (1.01%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
17 8 (0.81%) Anypoint
17 8 (0.81%) Hubot
17 8 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 53 (5.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.62%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.81%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 7 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle FAH
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.10%) Magento
11 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.10%) Odoo
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 538 (54.23%) IaaS
2 318 (32.06%) Amazon AWS
3 317 (31.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 251 (25.30%) SaaS
5 64 (6.45%) OpenShift
6 42 (4.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 42 (4.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 35 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (3.13%) Amazon S3
8 31 (3.13%) GitHub
9 28 (2.82%) IBM Cloud
9 28 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 27 (2.72%) CloudFront
10 27 (2.72%) Office 365
11 24 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 24 (2.42%) Bluemix
12 23 (2.32%) AWS CloudTrail
13 21 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
14 19 (1.92%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.04%) VPN
2 49 (4.94%) DNS
3 44 (4.44%) Firewall
4 29 (2.92%) LAN
4 29 (2.92%) LDAP
5 27 (2.72%) WAN
6 26 (2.62%) HTTP
6 26 (2.62%) Internet
7 24 (2.42%) SSL
8 19 (1.92%) TCP/IP
9 18 (1.81%) Network Security
10 14 (1.41%) DMARC
10 14 (1.41%) IPsec
11 13 (1.31%) DHCP
12 11 (1.11%) DKIM
12 11 (1.11%) SMTP
13 8 (0.81%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.81%) SAN
13 8 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
13 8 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 110 (11.09%) MongoDB
3 51 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (4.13%) NoSQL
7 39 (3.93%) Big Data
8 34 (3.43%) Redis
9 32 (3.23%) Hadoop
10 28 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
10 28 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 27 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 23 (2.32%) Relational Database
13 21 (2.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 20 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (1.92%) Power BI
16 17 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (1.71%) Data Lake
16 17 (1.71%) Oracle Database
16 17 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 143 (14.42%) Jenkins
2 111 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 66 (6.65%) JIRA
4 57 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (3.93%) Maven
6 35 (3.53%) Gradle
7 32 (3.23%) Travis CI
8 31 (3.13%) Selenium
9 28 (2.82%) gulp
10 26 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
11 23 (2.32%) CircleCI
12 21 (2.12%) Cucumber
12 21 (2.12%) Visual Studio
13 20 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
14 18 (1.81%) JUnit
15 17 (1.71%) Subversion
16 14 (1.41%) TeamCity
17 11 (1.11%) JMeter
18 10 (1.01%) Mercurial
18 10 (1.01%) SonarQube
General
1 181 (18.25%) Finance
2 84 (8.47%) Banking
3 35 (3.53%) Retail
4 28 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.42%) Marketing
6 16 (1.61%) Electronics
6 16 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.51%) Advertising
8 11 (1.11%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.81%) Law
10 7 (0.71%) Legal
11 6 (0.60%) Billing
11 6 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.50%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) Front Office
13 3 (0.30%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.30%) International Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Back Office
14 2 (0.20%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 242 (24.40%) Architect
2 202 (20.36%) Developer
3 132 (13.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 88 (8.87%) Cloud Architect
5 57 (5.75%) AWS Engineer
6 56 (5.65%) Consultant
7 55 (5.54%) Technical Architect
8 52 (5.24%) AWS DevOps
9 48 (4.84%) Infrastructure Architect
9 48 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
10 47 (4.74%) Operations Engineer
11 46 (4.64%) Azure Architect
12 44 (4.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 40 (4.03%) Cloud Engineer
14 38 (3.83%) .NET Developer
15 32 (3.23%) Java Developer
16 28 (2.82%) AWS Architect
17 27 (2.72%) DBA
18 26 (2.62%) Dynamics AX Developer
18 26 (2.62%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (11.90%) Web Services
2 102 (10.28%) .NET
3 93 (9.38%) Node.js
4 70 (7.06%) RESTful
5 66 (6.65%) JSON
6 60 (6.05%) Spring
7 53 (5.34%) Middleware
7 53 (5.34%) REST
8 51 (5.14%) HTML
9 50 (5.04%) SOAP
10 43 (4.33%) WCF
11 33 (3.33%) Spring Boot
12 32 (3.23%) J2EE
13 31 (3.13%) CSS
14 30 (3.02%) AngularJS
15 29 (2.92%) XML
16 27 (2.72%) Django
16 27 (2.72%) Flask
17 25 (2.52%) ASP.NET
18 23 (2.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 38 (3.83%) Public Cloud
4 33 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.23%) User Experience
6 26 (2.62%) Cloud Native
7 25 (2.52%) Private Cloud
8 24 (2.42%) CMDB
9 23 (2.32%) Computer Science
9 23 (2.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.11%) Fintech
11 11 (1.11%) iPad
11 11 (1.11%) Tandem
12 8 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.71%) Taxonomies
14 6 (0.60%) Replication
14 6 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 229 (23.08%) Linux
2 204 (20.56%) Windows
3 100 (10.08%) Unix
4 48 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (4.13%) AIX
6 28 (2.82%) Windows 2000
6 28 (2.82%) Windows XP
7 24 (2.42%) Windows Server
8 18 (1.81%) Ubuntu
9 12 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.11%) CoreOS
11 7 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.50%) Android
12 5 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.40%) CentOS
13 4 (0.40%) MVS
13 4 (0.40%) VME
13 4 (0.40%) VMS
13 4 (0.40%) zOS
14 3 (0.30%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (36.29%) DevOps
3 197 (19.86%) Open Source
4 160 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (15.22%) ITIL
6 144 (14.52%) Scrum
7 132 (13.31%) Microservices
8 124 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 123 (12.40%) TDD
10 104 (10.48%) Service Management
11 92 (9.27%) Continuous Delivery
12 89 (8.97%) SOA
13 86 (8.67%) Migration
14 73 (7.36%) High Availability
15 70 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
16 69 (6.96%) CRM
17 66 (6.65%) Change Management
18 62 (6.25%) Data Management
19 60 (6.05%) Service Design
20 58 (5.85%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 211 (21.27%) Java
2 181 (18.25%) Python
3 126 (12.70%) SQL
4 84 (8.47%) C#
5 82 (8.27%) JavaScript
6 72 (7.26%) Ruby
7 56 (5.65%) PowerShell
8 51 (5.14%) Go
9 46 (4.64%) Groovy
10 36 (3.63%) Perl
11 32 (3.23%) Shell Script
12 27 (2.72%) Bash Shell
13 21 (2.12%) Scala
14 18 (1.81%) C
14 18 (1.81%) PHP
15 13 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.31%) TypeScript
16 9 (0.91%) C++
17 8 (0.81%) CoffeeScript
18 6 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 150 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 126 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.64%) Degree
4 22 (2.22%) AWS Certification
5 20 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.31%) MCSE
8 10 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.50%) CCIE
10 5 (0.50%) CISSP
10 5 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.50%) EMC Certification
10 5 (0.50%) VCAP
10 5 (0.50%) VCP6
10 5 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.40%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.40%) CISA
11 4 (0.40%) CISM
12 3 (0.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.33%) SLA
2 21 (2.12%) QA
3 10 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.30%) PMO
6 2 (0.20%) SDET
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) GCP
7 1 (0.10%) GxP
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.10%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 111 (11.19%) Docker
2 59 (5.95%) Active Directory
3 51 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (4.74%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (1.92%) vSphere
6 18 (1.81%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.11%) vCloud
8 5 (0.50%) pfSense
8 5 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.40%) HDFS
9 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.40%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.30%) Xen
11 2 (0.20%) XenApp
12 1 (0.10%) KVM
12 1 (0.10%) OCFS2
12 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 144 (14.52%) Puppet
2 128 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
3 117 (11.79%) Ansible
4 70 (7.06%) Terraform
5 35 (3.53%) Kubernetes
6 33 (3.33%) Salt
7 15 (1.51%) logstash
8 14 (1.41%) Nagios
9 11 (1.11%) vRealize
10 10 (1.01%) Consul
10 10 (1.01%) Kibana
10 10 (1.01%) Mesos
10 10 (1.01%) SCOM
11 9 (0.91%) rkt
11 9 (0.91%) SCCM
12 8 (0.81%) Grafana
13 7 (0.71%) Graphite
14 5 (0.50%) AirWatch
14 5 (0.50%) Marathon
14 5 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 248 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 124 (12.50%) VMware
3 115 (11.59%) Oracle
4 51 (5.14%) Red Hat
5 43 (4.33%) Splunk
6 29 (2.92%) Cisco
6 29 (2.92%) IBM
7 28 (2.82%) AppDynamics
7 28 (2.82%) CA
8 26 (2.62%) New Relic
9 25 (2.52%) Google
9 25 (2.52%) SAP
10 24 (2.42%) MuleSoft
11 13 (1.31%) Citrix
11 13 (1.31%) Dell
11 13 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.21%) CheckPoint
12 12 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.21%) Tableau
13 11 (1.11%) EMC
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £395 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Formula Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Digital Skills
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Click
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Expenses Paid
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Expenses Paid
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Talent International
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £549 - £651 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago