Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 231 563
Rank change year-on-year -3 +332 +16
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1142 1179 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.12% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.90% 9.48% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 853 254
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.05% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £34.36 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.28% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 16541 12442 7472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.20% 11.77% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11473 8558 5038
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 187 115
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.72 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.28 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% -23.20% +28.57%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 15 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 6 months to 18 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
England -2 1057 £500 - 125
UK excluding London +11 621 £500 +5.26% 75
London +2 502 £550 +4.76% 53
South East -4 269 £500 +5.26% 20
North of England -24 119 £500 +2.30% 23
Midlands +25 87 £475 -5.00% 14
West Midlands +51 66 £475 -3.06% 11
North West -3 59 £582 +35.41% 16
Yorkshire +11 53 £488 -13.72% 6
East of England +5 45 £523 -12.92% 5
Wales +16 37 £525 +5.00% 2
South West +23 36 £438 -25.53% 9
Scotland +22 36 £513 +13.89% 1
East Midlands -1 21 £520 -13.33% 3
North East -15 8 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for PaaS.

1 613 (53.68%) IaaS
2 486 (42.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 459 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
4 438 (38.35%) DevOps
5 428 (37.48%) Amazon AWS
6 304 (26.62%) Java
7 298 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 297 (26.01%) SaaS
9 227 (19.88%) Linux
10 224 (19.61%) Jenkins
11 205 (17.95%) Windows
12 198 (17.34%) Python
13 197 (17.25%) SQL
14 190 (16.64%) Ansible
15 185 (16.20%) Finance
16 171 (14.97%) Open Source
17 167 (14.62%) Git (software)
18 165 (14.45%) Docker
19 149 (13.05%) Cloud Foundry
19 149 (13.05%) Scrum
20 146 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
21 142 (12.43%) RESTful
22 140 (12.26%) Microservices
23 139 (12.17%) Opscode Chef
24 135 (11.82%) JavaScript
25 134 (11.73%) Migration
26 131 (11.47%) PowerShell
27 129 (11.30%) .NET
28 124 (10.86%) Active Directory
29 123 (10.77%) Web Services

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
1 149 (13.05%) Cloud Foundry
2 46 (4.03%) Apache
3 45 (3.94%) OpenStack
4 43 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 41 (3.59%) IIS
6 39 (3.42%) Confluence
7 35 (3.06%) Skype for Business
8 27 (2.36%) Apache Spark
8 27 (2.36%) nginx
9 25 (2.19%) WebLogic
9 25 (2.19%) WebSphere
10 23 (2.01%) SharePoint
11 19 (1.66%) JBoss
12 15 (1.31%) CMS
13 13 (1.14%) GemFire
13 13 (1.14%) MS Exchange
14 12 (1.05%) Mule
15 11 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.44%) HipChat
2 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.088%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.088%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 613 (53.68%) IaaS
2 486 (42.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 428 (37.48%) Amazon AWS
4 297 (26.01%) SaaS
5 83 (7.27%) Office 365
6 82 (7.18%) OpenShift
7 70 (6.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 58 (5.08%) Serverless
9 56 (4.90%) GitHub
10 46 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
11 31 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 27 (2.36%) npm
13 26 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
14 23 (2.01%) Heroku
15 20 (1.75%) Amazon S3
16 19 (1.66%) IBM Cloud
17 18 (1.58%) Bluemix
18 12 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
18 12 (1.05%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 121 (10.60%) Firewall
2 50 (4.38%) VPN
3 47 (4.12%) TCP/IP
4 45 (3.94%) Network Security
5 40 (3.50%) DNS
6 35 (3.06%) HTTP
7 34 (2.98%) LAN
8 33 (2.89%) Skype
8 33 (2.89%) WAN
9 30 (2.63%) NetScaler
10 27 (2.36%) Internet
10 27 (2.36%) SSL
11 21 (1.84%) SAN
12 12 (1.05%) VLAN
13 11 (0.96%) DHCP
14 9 (0.79%) LDAP
15 8 (0.70%) HTTPS
15 8 (0.70%) Intranet
15 8 (0.70%) IPsec
15 8 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (8.76%) NoSQL
2 73 (6.39%) SQL Server
3 63 (5.52%) MongoDB
4 62 (5.43%) Big Data
5 42 (3.68%) Hadoop
6 36 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 34 (2.98%) Azure SQL Database
8 29 (2.54%) MySQL
9 23 (2.01%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.84%) HBase
10 21 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.75%) Redis
12 18 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.40%) Oracle Database
15 14 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (1.14%) Apache Hive
16 13 (1.14%) OLTP
17 12 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
18 10 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 224 (19.61%) Jenkins
2 167 (14.62%) Git (software)
3 63 (5.52%) JIRA
4 61 (5.34%) Maven
5 38 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 34 (2.98%) Selenium
7 33 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (2.80%) Gradle
9 29 (2.54%) IBM UrbanCode
10 28 (2.45%) gulp
11 26 (2.28%) Bitbucket
12 24 (2.10%) Visual Studio
13 22 (1.93%) Artifactory
13 22 (1.93%) JUnit
14 21 (1.84%) SonarQube
15 19 (1.66%) webpack
16 18 (1.58%) Travis CI
17 16 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 16 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
18 15 (1.31%) Grunt
General
1 185 (16.20%) Finance
2 114 (9.98%) Banking
3 34 (2.98%) Marketing
4 31 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.19%) Retail Banking
6 22 (1.93%) Billing
7 21 (1.84%) Retail
8 17 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.40%) Law
10 14 (1.23%) Advertising
11 11 (0.96%) Automotive
12 7 (0.61%) Legal
13 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.35%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.26%) Back Office
14 3 (0.26%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Front Office
14 3 (0.26%) Military
14 3 (0.26%) Publishing
15 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 341 (29.86%) Architect
2 192 (16.81%) Developer
3 175 (15.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 121 (10.60%) Cloud Architect
5 106 (9.28%) Consultant
6 97 (8.49%) Solutions Architect
7 90 (7.88%) Azure Architect
8 89 (7.79%) Java Developer
9 69 (6.04%) Azure Consultant
9 69 (6.04%) Azure Engineer
10 64 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
11 62 (5.43%) AWS Engineer
12 55 (4.82%) AWS DevOps
13 45 (3.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 39 (3.42%) Azure DevOps
15 35 (3.06%) Technical Architect
16 32 (2.80%) AWS Architect
17 31 (2.71%) Project Manager
18 30 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
18 30 (2.63%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (12.43%) RESTful
2 129 (11.30%) .NET
3 123 (10.77%) Web Services
4 110 (9.63%) JSON
5 101 (8.84%) HTML
6 95 (8.32%) REST
7 90 (7.88%) Spring
8 82 (7.18%) CSS
9 77 (6.74%) Middleware
9 77 (6.74%) Node.js
10 73 (6.39%) AngularJS
11 69 (6.04%) SOAP
12 61 (5.34%) Spring Boot
13 53 (4.64%) XML
14 44 (3.85%) Java EE
15 38 (3.33%) HTML5
16 37 (3.24%) .NET Framework
16 37 (3.24%) React
17 36 (3.15%) Dropwizard
18 34 (2.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 92 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 78 (6.83%) Public Cloud
3 50 (4.38%) Virtual Team
4 47 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 38 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (3.33%) Cloud Native
7 37 (3.24%) Management Information System
8 32 (2.80%) Computer Science
9 29 (2.54%) Mobile App
10 27 (2.36%) User Experience
11 26 (2.28%) PKI
12 25 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
13 19 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (1.66%) Replication
14 18 (1.58%) Private Cloud
15 15 (1.31%) Enterprise Cloud
16 14 (1.23%) Fintech
17 13 (1.14%) Derivative
18 12 (1.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 227 (19.88%) Linux
2 205 (17.95%) Windows
3 87 (7.62%) Unix
4 83 (7.27%) Windows Server
5 55 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.96%) Android
7 11 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.70%) Solaris
8 8 (0.70%) VMS
9 7 (0.61%) AIX
9 7 (0.61%) HPUX
9 7 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.26%) CentOS
12 2 (0.18%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.088%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (38.35%) DevOps
3 171 (14.97%) Open Source
4 149 (13.05%) Scrum
5 146 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
6 140 (12.26%) Microservices
7 134 (11.73%) Migration
8 113 (9.89%) TDD
9 95 (8.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 87 (7.62%) SOA
11 85 (7.44%) Configuration Management
12 82 (7.18%) TOGAF
13 78 (6.83%) Test Automation
14 77 (6.74%) Enterprise Architecture
15 73 (6.39%) Kanban
16 63 (5.52%) ITIL
17 62 (5.43%) BDD
17 62 (5.43%) Mentoring
17 62 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
18 56 (4.90%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 304 (26.62%) Java
2 198 (17.34%) Python
3 197 (17.25%) SQL
4 135 (11.82%) JavaScript
5 131 (11.47%) PowerShell
6 89 (7.79%) Ruby
7 82 (7.18%) C#
8 69 (6.04%) Go
9 59 (5.17%) Groovy
10 45 (3.94%) Bash Shell
11 37 (3.24%) Shell Script
12 34 (2.98%) Perl
13 25 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 22 (1.93%) TypeScript
15 20 (1.75%) ES6
16 19 (1.66%) C++
17 18 (1.58%) Scala
18 12 (1.05%) R
18 12 (1.05%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.96%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 82 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 68 (5.95%) Degree
3 61 (5.34%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (1.66%) CISSP
7 17 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.23%) CISM
8 14 (1.23%) MCSE
9 12 (1.05%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.70%) CCDP
11 8 (0.70%) CCIE
12 7 (0.61%) CCNP
12 7 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.61%) MCSD
12 7 (0.61%) MySQL Certification
12 7 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.64%) QA
2 12 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.96%) GCP
4 10 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.79%) SLA
6 7 (0.61%) GDPR
7 6 (0.53%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.35%) PMO
9 3 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.26%) COBIT
9 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.26%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.18%) RMADS
11 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.088%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 165 (14.45%) Docker
2 124 (10.86%) Active Directory
3 67 (5.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (4.99%) Virtual Machines
5 45 (3.94%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.75%) XenServer
7 19 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.58%) HDFS
9 17 (1.49%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.70%) XenApp
13 7 (0.61%) vCloud
14 5 (0.44%) vSphere
15 4 (0.35%) KVM
15 4 (0.35%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
16 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 190 (16.64%) Ansible
2 139 (12.17%) Opscode Chef
3 123 (10.77%) Puppet
4 77 (6.74%) Kubernetes
5 35 (3.06%) Terraform
6 19 (1.66%) SCCM
7 17 (1.49%) SCOM
8 15 (1.31%) Kibana
9 14 (1.23%) Nagios
10 11 (0.96%) Grafana
11 10 (0.88%) Rancher
12 9 (0.79%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.70%) logstash
13 8 (0.70%) Mesos
14 6 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 6 (0.53%) Salt
15 5 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (0.44%) Graphite
15 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
15 5 (0.44%) Packer
Vendors
1 298 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 107 (9.37%) VMware
3 79 (6.92%) Oracle
4 66 (5.78%) Red Hat
5 55 (4.82%) Citrix
6 40 (3.50%) IBM
7 37 (3.24%) Google
8 29 (2.54%) Cisco
9 26 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (2.10%) ServiceNow
10 24 (2.10%) Splunk
11 19 (1.66%) SAP
12 18 (1.58%) MuleSoft
13 13 (1.14%) AppDynamics
14 12 (1.05%) Apigee
14 12 (1.05%) Dell
14 12 (1.05%) New Relic
15 11 (0.96%) Sitecore
16 10 (0.88%) Cloudera
16 10 (0.88%) HP