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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 270 482
Rank change year-on-year +56 +212  
Contract jobs citing PaaS 528 468 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 0.87% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.41% 8.88% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 329 93
Median daily rate £550 £518 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.28% +7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £65.00 £47.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.56% -5.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £50.00

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 6280 5268 3401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.58% 9.80% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4273 3701 2214
Median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 78 70
Median hourly rate £26.08 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.26% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +62 502 £550 +5.26% 86
London +62 267 £563 +2.27% 42
South East +14 89 £500 +5.26% 19
North West +33 41 £600 +37.93% 4
Buckinghamshire - 33 £550 - 4
South West +10 28 £400 -20.00% 4
East of England +8 27 £550 +33.33% 4
West Midlands +38 26 £550 +10.00% 9
Hampshire +14 26 £460 -3.15% 5
Milton Keynes - 24 £600 - 3
Scotland +51 22 £488 -7.14% 2
Edinburgh +23 19 £475 +5.55% 1
Cheshire +30 18 £625 +56.25% 2
Essex - 18 £544 -
City of London -5 17 £600 +9.09% 8
Devon - 15 £400 -
Surrey -7 14 £475 +1.06% 2
Plymouth - 14 £400 -
Manchester +15 13 £600 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire -11 13 £475 -8.21% 2
Birmingham +20 12 £550 +3.52% 2
East Midlands +3 11 £525 -32.25% 2
Warrington +24 10 £650 +62.50%
Berkshire +9 9 £450 - 5
Swindon +1 8 £700 +1.81% 1
Wiltshire +1 8 £700 +40.00% 2
West Yorkshire -6 8 £475 -11.62% 1
Fareham +4 7 £525 -
Leeds -8 7 £475 -9.52% 1
Lancashire +9 5 £473 +24.34%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 475 (48.72%) IaaS
2 406 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (39.90%) DevOps
4 360 (36.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 331 (33.95%) Amazon AWS
6 228 (23.38%) Java
7 224 (22.97%) Microsoft
8 222 (22.77%) SaaS
9 217 (22.26%) Linux
10 198 (20.31%) Finance
11 193 (19.79%) Python
12 189 (19.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 184 (18.87%) Windows
14 177 (18.15%) Opscode Chef
15 176 (18.05%) Puppet
16 158 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
17 155 (15.90%) Ansible
18 152 (15.59%) Jenkins
19 150 (15.38%) Microservices
20 149 (15.28%) Open Source
21 147 (15.08%) Docker
22 141 (14.46%) Scrum
23 119 (12.21%) Git (software)
24 116 (11.90%) Security Cleared
25 114 (11.69%) Web Services
26 112 (11.49%) SOA
26 112 (11.49%) Configuration Management
26 112 (11.49%) VMware
27 104 (10.67%) .NET
28 101 (10.36%) TDD

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
1 189 (19.38%) Cloud Foundry
2 64 (6.56%) OpenStack
3 43 (4.41%) nginx
4 42 (4.31%) SharePoint
5 38 (3.90%) IIS
6 29 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 25 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
7 25 (2.56%) Confluence
8 21 (2.15%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.85%) Skype for Business
10 17 (1.74%) WebLogic
11 16 (1.64%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.44%) JBoss
13 13 (1.33%) CMS
14 12 (1.23%) Apache
15 11 (1.13%) Hubot
16 9 (0.92%) Anypoint
16 9 (0.92%) Drupal
17 8 (0.82%) Apache Spark
17 8 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.82%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 7 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle FAH
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.10%) Magento
10 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.10%) Odoo
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 475 (48.72%) IaaS
2 360 (36.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 331 (33.95%) Amazon AWS
4 222 (22.77%) SaaS
5 97 (9.95%) OpenShift
6 54 (5.54%) Office 365
7 41 (4.21%) GitHub
8 37 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 32 (3.28%) IBM Cloud
10 31 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
12 28 (2.87%) Bluemix
13 26 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
14 22 (2.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 22 (2.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 21 (2.15%) Amazon S3
15 21 (2.15%) Heroku
16 18 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
17 17 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
18 15 (1.54%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.95%) Firewall
2 52 (5.33%) DNS
3 48 (4.92%) VPN
4 26 (2.67%) Internet
4 26 (2.67%) LAN
5 25 (2.56%) Network Security
5 25 (2.56%) SSL
5 25 (2.56%) WAN
6 23 (2.36%) HTTP
7 22 (2.26%) TCP/IP
8 15 (1.54%) LDAP
9 12 (1.23%) IPsec
9 12 (1.23%) Skype
10 9 (0.92%) Intranet
10 9 (0.92%) Kerberos
10 9 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (0.72%) NetScaler
11 7 (0.72%) SAN
12 6 (0.62%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.21%) MongoDB
3 39 (4.00%) Big Data
4 37 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
6 30 (3.08%) Redis
7 29 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 28 (2.87%) NoSQL
9 24 (2.46%) Hadoop
10 22 (2.26%) Relational Database
11 20 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
12 19 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.54%) Power BI
15 14 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
16 12 (1.23%) Data Lake
17 10 (1.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 152 (15.59%) Jenkins
2 119 (12.21%) Git (software)
3 54 (5.54%) JIRA
4 46 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (4.51%) Maven
6 31 (3.18%) Travis CI
7 30 (3.08%) Selenium
8 29 (2.97%) Visual Studio Team System
9 27 (2.77%) Gradle
9 27 (2.77%) IBM UrbanCode
10 22 (2.26%) gulp
11 20 (2.05%) CircleCI
11 20 (2.05%) Visual Studio
12 16 (1.64%) GitLab
12 16 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (1.33%) Bitbucket
13 13 (1.33%) Cucumber
13 13 (1.33%) JMeter
14 12 (1.23%) Subversion
14 12 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 198 (20.31%) Finance
2 88 (9.03%) Banking
3 31 (3.18%) Retail
4 17 (1.74%) Billing
4 17 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.33%) Marketing
6 12 (1.23%) Law
7 11 (1.13%) Legal
7 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.03%) Local Government
9 9 (0.92%) Advertising
9 9 (0.92%) Electronics
10 7 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.51%) Publishing
12 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Front Office
13 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.31%) International Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 277 (28.41%) Architect
2 186 (19.08%) Developer
3 145 (14.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 112 (11.49%) Cloud Architect
5 78 (8.00%) Consultant
6 59 (6.05%) AWS Engineer
7 58 (5.95%) Technical Architect
8 54 (5.54%) Cloud Engineer
9 49 (5.03%) AWS DevOps
10 47 (4.82%) Azure Architect
10 47 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
11 44 (4.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 40 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
13 35 (3.59%) Azure Engineer
14 34 (3.49%) .NET Developer
14 34 (3.49%) Azure Consultant
15 32 (3.28%) AWS Architect
15 32 (3.28%) Platform Engineer
16 31 (3.18%) Operations Engineer
17 30 (3.08%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (11.69%) Web Services
2 104 (10.67%) .NET
3 86 (8.82%) Node.js
4 76 (7.79%) Spring
5 69 (7.08%) RESTful
6 68 (6.97%) REST
7 67 (6.87%) JSON
8 53 (5.44%) SOAP
9 49 (5.03%) Middleware
10 45 (4.62%) HTML
11 44 (4.51%) Spring Boot
12 38 (3.90%) AngularJS
13 36 (3.69%) XML
14 35 (3.59%) J2EE
14 35 (3.59%) WCF
15 27 (2.77%) .NET Framework
15 27 (2.77%) Django
15 27 (2.77%) Flask
15 27 (2.77%) OAuth
16 25 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.90%) Data Centre
2 52 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.10%) Cloud Native
4 38 (3.90%) Private Cloud
5 34 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
6 33 (3.38%) Public Cloud
7 25 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 25 (2.56%) User Experience
8 20 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.95%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.13%) PKI
14 10 (1.03%) Fintech
15 9 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
16 7 (0.72%) CMDB
16 7 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
17 6 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 5 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 217 (22.26%) Linux
2 184 (18.87%) Windows
3 74 (7.59%) Unix
4 56 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (4.00%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.54%) Ubuntu
7 14 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.03%) CoreOS
10 9 (0.92%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.41%) AIX
11 4 (0.41%) Android
11 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.41%) HPUX
11 4 (0.41%) Solaris
11 4 (0.41%) VMS
12 2 (0.21%) CentOS
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (39.90%) DevOps
3 158 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
4 150 (15.38%) Microservices
5 149 (15.28%) Open Source
6 141 (14.46%) Scrum
7 112 (11.49%) Configuration Management
7 112 (11.49%) SOA
8 101 (10.36%) TDD
9 95 (9.74%) Continuous Delivery
10 91 (9.33%) Migration
11 73 (7.49%) ITIL
12 64 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
13 63 (6.46%) Kanban
14 55 (5.64%) Enterprise Architecture
15 52 (5.33%) Software Engineering
15 52 (5.33%) TOGAF
16 50 (5.13%) Test Automation
17 49 (5.03%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 46 (4.72%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 228 (23.38%) Java
2 193 (19.79%) Python
3 95 (9.74%) SQL
4 81 (8.31%) JavaScript
4 81 (8.31%) Ruby
5 78 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 70 (7.18%) Go
7 61 (6.26%) C#
8 49 (5.03%) Groovy
9 38 (3.90%) Perl
10 35 (3.59%) Bash Shell
11 32 (3.28%) Shell Script
12 23 (2.36%) PHP
13 15 (1.54%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.44%) C++
14 14 (1.44%) Scala
15 11 (1.13%) CoffeeScript
15 11 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.03%) C
16 10 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 92 (9.44%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.51%) Degree
4 22 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.44%) MCSE
6 12 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.23%) CISSP
7 10 (1.03%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.62%) CISM
10 5 (0.51%) CISA
10 5 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.51%) VCAP
10 5 (0.51%) VCP6
10 5 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.41%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.41%) CCNA
11 4 (0.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.36%) QA
2 12 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.82%) COBIT
3 8 (0.82%) GDPR
4 6 (0.62%) PMO
5 5 (0.51%) SLA
6 3 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) RMADS
8 1 (0.10%) GCP
8 1 (0.10%) GxP
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 147 (15.08%) Docker
2 74 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 46 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.64%) vSphere
7 11 (1.13%) vCloud
7 11 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.72%) XenServer
9 5 (0.51%) pfSense
10 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.31%) HDFS
11 3 (0.31%) KVM
12 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.10%) GFS2
12 1 (0.10%) OCFS2
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 177 (18.15%) Opscode Chef
2 176 (18.05%) Puppet
3 155 (15.90%) Ansible
4 73 (7.49%) Kubernetes
5 55 (5.64%) Terraform
6 25 (2.56%) Salt
7 17 (1.74%) vRealize
8 14 (1.44%) Consul
8 14 (1.44%) SCCM
8 14 (1.44%) SCOM
9 12 (1.23%) Mesos
9 12 (1.23%) Nagios
10 9 (0.92%) logstash
11 6 (0.62%) Marathon
12 4 (0.41%) Cacti
12 4 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.41%) Graphite
12 4 (0.41%) Kibana
12 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (0.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 224 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 112 (11.49%) VMware
3 87 (8.92%) Oracle
4 64 (6.56%) Red Hat
5 40 (4.10%) Splunk
6 31 (3.18%) IBM
7 29 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (2.77%) Cisco
8 27 (2.77%) Google
8 27 (2.77%) MuleSoft
8 27 (2.77%) ServiceNow
9 26 (2.67%) AppDynamics
9 26 (2.67%) New Relic
10 23 (2.36%) Citrix
11 20 (2.05%) CA
12 19 (1.95%) SAP
13 13 (1.33%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.23%) Apigee
14 12 (1.23%) Dell
15 11 (1.13%) EMC
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