Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 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
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 168 218
Rank change year-on-year +10 +50 +27
Contract jobs citing PaaS 594 1,510 1,313
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.66% 1.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.54% 5.82% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 1,017 901
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £406 £413 £380
90th Percentile £675 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.15% +50.00% -30.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £64.00 £72.50 -
% change year-on-year -11.72% - -

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 10,714 25,937 22,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.42% 28.45% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,023 17,756 15,442
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.63%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £305
90th Percentile £680 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 381 331
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.85% +14.53% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £70.00 £73.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.46 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.18% +22.63% -

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PaaS.

Hourly rate trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PaaS over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Top 16 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 7 August 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
England +11 534 £525 -1.41% 123
London +31 285 £550 - 38
UK excluding London -6 266 £525 +2.44% 91
Work from Home +19 94 £550 -5.58% 15
South East -32 87 £550 +4.76% 29
Midlands +53 58 £475 -6.17% 16
North of England +83 48 £550 +10.00% 22
West Midlands +34 46 £450 -12.20% 7
Scotland +36 28 £425 -10.53% 5
South West +40 25 £525 - 8
North West +67 23 £525 +3.96% 12
East of England +62 20 £486 -5.58% 11
Yorkshire +58 18 £593 +18.50% 6
East Midlands +55 12 £500 +11.11% 9
North East +27 7 £525 +10.53% 4
Wales +26 3 £500 -9.09% 1

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 with a requirement for PaaS.

1 397 (66.84%) Azure
2 327 (55.05%) IaaS
3 244 (41.08%) SaaS
4 242 (40.74%) DevOps
5 195 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
6 193 (32.49%) Microsoft
7 170 (28.62%) Windows
8 143 (24.07%) AWS
9 136 (22.90%) SQL
10 127 (21.38%) Oracle
11 116 (19.53%) Linux
12 112 (18.86%) Security Cleared
13 101 (17.00%) Finance
13 101 (17.00%) Migration
14 99 (16.67%) Firewall
15 94 (15.82%) SC Cleared
16 87 (14.65%) Business Intelligence
17 86 (14.48%) DNS
18 85 (14.31%) PowerShell
19 83 (13.97%) Java
19 83 (13.97%) Analytics
20 77 (12.96%) Kubernetes
21 75 (12.63%) Active Directory
21 75 (12.63%) Public Sector
22 74 (12.46%) Jenkins
23 73 (12.29%) Terraform
24 72 (12.12%) VPN
24 72 (12.12%) .NET
25 71 (11.95%) Git (software)
26 67 (11.28%) Docker

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 36 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 30 (5.05%) WebLogic
3 24 (4.04%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (2.36%) Apache
4 14 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.19%) nginx
5 13 (2.19%) SAS
5 13 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.02%) Confluence
7 10 (1.68%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.52%) CMS
9 6 (1.01%) JBoss
9 6 (1.01%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.67%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.67%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.34%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.34%) Magento
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.34%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.34%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Actimize
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 397 (66.84%) Azure
2 327 (55.05%) IaaS
3 244 (41.08%) SaaS
4 143 (24.07%) AWS
5 56 (9.43%) Power Platform
6 54 (9.09%) Office 365
7 48 (8.08%) GCP
7 48 (8.08%) Serverless
8 38 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (4.21%) Logic Apps
10 23 (3.87%) Azure Functions
11 19 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (2.69%) npm
12 16 (2.69%) Slack
13 15 (2.53%) OpenShift
14 14 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (2.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 13 (2.19%) GitHub
16 12 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (1.68%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 99 (16.67%) Firewall
2 86 (14.48%) DNS
3 72 (12.12%) VPN
4 43 (7.24%) DMZ
5 39 (6.57%) WAN
6 26 (4.38%) Network Security
7 25 (4.21%) Internet
8 23 (3.87%) TCP/IP
9 22 (3.70%) Wireless
10 19 (3.20%) LAN
10 19 (3.20%) Skype
11 17 (2.86%) DHCP
12 12 (2.02%) Intranet
12 12 (2.02%) OSPF
13 11 (1.85%) SNMP
14 10 (1.68%) MPLS
14 10 (1.68%) SSL
15 9 (1.52%) SAN
15 9 (1.52%) TACACS
16 8 (1.35%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.59%) Power BI
3 42 (7.07%) Azure SQL Database
4 40 (6.73%) Cosmos DB
5 36 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (5.89%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (5.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (5.05%) Data Lake
8 26 (4.38%) Hadoop
9 23 (3.87%) HDInsight
9 23 (3.87%) MySQL
10 22 (3.70%) Oracle Database
11 21 (3.54%) Oracle ODI
12 17 (2.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 17 (2.86%) NoSQL
13 15 (2.53%) MongoDB
14 14 (2.36%) Big Data
14 14 (2.36%) Redis
15 12 (2.02%) Relational Database
16 10 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 74 (12.46%) Jenkins
2 71 (11.95%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.39%) Maven
4 29 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 25 (4.21%) JIRA
6 22 (3.70%) Artifactory
7 21 (3.54%) Postman
8 19 (3.20%) gulp
9 17 (2.86%) SoapUI
10 16 (2.69%) Gradle
11 15 (2.53%) CircleCI
11 15 (2.53%) Travis CI
12 13 (2.19%) Bitbucket
13 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (1.52%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.35%) JUnit
15 8 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
16 7 (1.18%) Jasmine
16 7 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
17 6 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 101 (17.00%) Finance
2 75 (12.63%) Public Sector
3 32 (5.39%) Banking
4 30 (5.05%) Manufacturing
5 24 (4.04%) Marketing
5 24 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.20%) Electronics
7 11 (1.85%) Retail
8 10 (1.68%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.18%) Front Office
11 5 (0.84%) Law
12 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.67%) French Language
12 4 (0.67%) Legal
12 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.51%) Back Office
13 3 (0.51%) Billing
13 3 (0.51%) German Language
13 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (25.25%) Architect
2 103 (17.34%) Developer
3 81 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 56 (9.43%) Azure Engineer
5 53 (8.92%) Solutions Architect
6 43 (7.24%) Cloud Engineer
7 38 (6.40%) Azure Architect
8 36 (6.06%) Consultant
9 32 (5.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 30 (5.05%) Technical Architect
11 27 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
12 24 (4.04%) Azure DevOps
13 22 (3.70%) Senior Developer
14 20 (3.37%) Azure Developer
15 17 (2.86%) AWS Engineer
15 17 (2.86%) Cloud Developer
16 16 (2.69%) Office 365 Engineer
16 16 (2.69%) Software Engineer
17 15 (2.53%) .NET Developer
17 15 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.12%) .NET
2 54 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
3 50 (8.42%) Web Services
4 46 (7.74%) REST
5 35 (5.89%) JSON
5 35 (5.89%) SAML
5 35 (5.89%) SOAP
6 34 (5.72%) HTML
7 32 (5.39%) .NET Core
7 32 (5.39%) XML
8 28 (4.71%) Middleware
9 25 (4.21%) Node.js
10 24 (4.04%) CSS
10 24 (4.04%) React
11 21 (3.54%) XSLT
12 16 (2.69%) RESTful
13 14 (2.36%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.19%) .NET Framework
14 13 (2.19%) LDAP
15 12 (2.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.60%) Public Cloud
2 35 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 32 (5.39%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.54%) PKI
5 19 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (3.20%) User Experience
6 14 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.36%) Replication
6 14 (2.36%) Social Media
7 13 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.02%) Cloud Native
9 11 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.52%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.35%) Augmented Reality
11 8 (1.35%) Clustering
11 8 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.35%) FMCG
12 6 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.84%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 170 (28.62%) Windows
2 116 (19.53%) Linux
3 55 (9.26%) Windows Server
4 39 (6.57%) Unix
5 25 (4.21%) Windows 10
6 17 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.69%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.68%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (1.18%) VMS
12 5 (0.84%) CentOS
12 5 (0.84%) Solaris
13 4 (0.67%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.34%) Android
15 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (40.74%) DevOps
2 195 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (17.00%) Migration
4 87 (14.65%) Business Intelligence
5 83 (13.97%) Analytics
6 62 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (9.93%) Scrum
8 55 (9.26%) Infrastructure as Code
8 55 (9.26%) Test Automation
9 52 (8.75%) SOA
10 51 (8.59%) Microservices
11 49 (8.25%) Continuous Delivery
12 44 (7.41%) Software Engineering
13 41 (6.90%) ETL
14 39 (6.57%) ITIL
14 39 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (5.89%) Mentoring
16 34 (5.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 33 (5.56%) Data Modelling
18 31 (5.22%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (22.90%) SQL
2 85 (14.31%) PowerShell
3 83 (13.97%) Java
4 59 (9.93%) C#
5 56 (9.43%) Python
6 48 (8.08%) JavaScript
7 42 (7.07%) Shell Script
8 34 (5.72%) C
9 30 (5.05%) PL/SQL
10 28 (4.71%) Bash Shell
11 19 (3.20%) Ruby
12 15 (2.53%) Groovy
13 10 (1.68%) Perl
14 8 (1.35%) Scala
14 8 (1.35%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.18%) R
16 6 (1.01%) PHP
17 5 (0.84%) Java 8
17 5 (0.84%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.67%) sed
Qualifications
1 112 (18.86%) Security Cleared
2 94 (15.82%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.05%) DV Cleared
4 22 (3.70%) Degree
5 16 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.68%) AWS Certification
8 8 (1.35%) MCSE
9 7 (1.18%) CISSP
9 7 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.84%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.51%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.34%) MCITP
13 2 (0.34%) MCSA
13 2 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.04%) QA
2 17 (2.86%) GDPR
3 6 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.51%) COBIT
5 3 (0.51%) NIST
5 3 (0.51%) PMO
5 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.51%) SLA
6 2 (0.34%) GxP
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 75 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 67 (11.28%) Docker
3 63 (10.61%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.52%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.84%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.84%) vSphere
8 4 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (0.67%) Gluster
8 4 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.67%) NFS
8 4 (0.67%) XenApp
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.34%) vCloud
10 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.17%) HDFS
10 1 (0.17%) KVM
10 1 (0.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 77 (12.96%) Kubernetes
2 73 (12.29%) Terraform
3 57 (9.60%) Ansible
4 37 (6.23%) Single Sign-On
5 28 (4.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 22 (3.70%) SCCM
7 19 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.68%) Argo
9 9 (1.52%) Nessus
10 8 (1.35%) Grafana
10 8 (1.35%) Puppet
11 7 (1.18%) Kibana
12 6 (1.01%) Data Guard
12 6 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (1.01%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.67%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.67%) logstash
13 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.67%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 193 (32.49%) Microsoft
2 127 (21.38%) Oracle
3 37 (6.23%) Google
4 34 (5.72%) Cisco
5 33 (5.56%) SAP
5 33 (5.56%) VMware
6 31 (5.22%) Splunk
7 28 (4.71%) Informatica
8 25 (4.21%) ServiceNow
9 22 (3.70%) Databricks
10 18 (3.03%) Palo Alto
11 13 (2.19%) Citrix
11 13 (2.19%) Tableau
12 12 (2.02%) HP
13 11 (1.85%) Cloudera
13 11 (1.85%) Fortinet
13 11 (1.85%) Hortonworks
14 10 (1.68%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.52%) Symantec
16 6 (1.01%) Reuters