Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 219 509
Rank change year-on-year +8 +290 +65
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,275 1,130 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.18% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.36% 9.44% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 806 285
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £370 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -57.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -

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 17,330 11,974 7,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.55% 12.47% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,032 8,236 5,125
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 164 119
UK median hourly rate £18.63 £18.88 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.32% -12.78% -3.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.33 £10.90
90th Percentile £54.55 £56.87 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year - -26.32% +11.76%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 +6 1,184 £500 - 291
UK excluding London +34 729 £500 +5.26% 163
London -9 524 £550 +7.32% 151
South East -1 314 £500 - 43
North of England -10 154 £486 +14.41% 47
Midlands +28 92 £500 - 24
North West +14 75 £538 +34.38% 28
South West +43 55 £500 -3.61% 15
East of England +21 52 £538 +43.33% 8
Yorkshire +18 51 £480 -8.57% 12
West Midlands +25 47 £470 +17.50% 16
East Midlands +19 45 £500 -11.50% 8
Wales +34 39 £525 +10.53% 5
Scotland +7 39 £506 +12.50% 16
North East -25 29 £400 - 7

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 735 (57.65%) IaaS
2 538 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
3 522 (40.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 494 (38.75%) DevOps
5 493 (38.67%) Amazon AWS
6 394 (30.90%) SaaS
7 327 (25.65%) Java
8 318 (24.94%) Microsoft
9 285 (22.35%) Jenkins
10 253 (19.84%) Linux
11 228 (17.88%) Windows
12 211 (16.55%) Python
13 210 (16.47%) Git (software)
14 201 (15.76%) Docker
15 194 (15.22%) SQL
16 188 (14.75%) Open Source
17 187 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
18 186 (14.59%) Finance
19 180 (14.12%) Ansible
20 167 (13.10%) JavaScript
21 160 (12.55%) Firewall
22 156 (12.24%) Web Services
22 156 (12.24%) PowerShell
23 151 (11.84%) Microservices
24 148 (11.61%) .NET
25 141 (11.06%) Scrum
26 139 (10.90%) Migration
26 139 (10.90%) Cloud Foundry
27 136 (10.67%) Puppet
28 132 (10.35%) C#

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
1 139 (10.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 61 (4.78%) Confluence
3 50 (3.92%) OpenStack
4 48 (3.76%) Tomcat
5 40 (3.14%) Apache
6 39 (3.06%) IIS
6 39 (3.06%) Skype for Business
7 29 (2.27%) Apache Spark
8 27 (2.12%) WebSphere
9 23 (1.80%) nginx
10 19 (1.49%) SharePoint
11 15 (1.18%) WebLogic
12 14 (1.10%) CMS
12 14 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (1.02%) GemFire
13 13 (1.02%) JBoss
13 13 (1.02%) MS Exchange
14 12 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 10 (0.78%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.47%) HipChat
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 21 (1.65%) Payment Gateway
2 20 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.24%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.078%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.078%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 735 (57.65%) IaaS
2 522 (40.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 493 (38.67%) Amazon AWS
4 394 (30.90%) SaaS
5 87 (6.82%) Office 365
6 85 (6.67%) OpenShift
7 71 (5.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 67 (5.25%) Cloud Computing
9 57 (4.47%) GitHub
10 51 (4.00%) Serverless
11 41 (3.22%) npm
12 26 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
13 22 (1.73%) Google Analytics
14 21 (1.65%) Amazon S3
15 20 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
16 19 (1.49%) IBM Cloud
17 18 (1.41%) Bluemix
18 16 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
19 15 (1.18%) CloudBees
19 15 (1.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 160 (12.55%) Firewall
2 60 (4.71%) TCP/IP
3 59 (4.63%) VPN
4 37 (2.90%) Network Security
5 36 (2.82%) DNS
5 36 (2.82%) NetScaler
6 35 (2.75%) LAN
6 35 (2.75%) WAN
7 33 (2.59%) HTTP
8 31 (2.43%) Skype
9 30 (2.35%) Internet
10 19 (1.49%) SAN
11 14 (1.10%) DHCP
11 14 (1.10%) SSL
12 12 (0.94%) SMS
12 12 (0.94%) VLAN
13 11 (0.86%) MQTT
14 8 (0.63%) MPLS
15 7 (0.55%) NAS
16 6 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (9.41%) NoSQL
2 88 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 88 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 65 (5.10%) Big Data
4 42 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
5 39 (3.06%) MySQL
5 39 (3.06%) Relational Database
6 37 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (2.82%) Hadoop
8 34 (2.67%) Redis
9 28 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (1.96%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.65%) NuoDB
12 20 (1.57%) HBase
13 18 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (1.41%) Oracle Database
14 15 (1.18%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (1.02%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 285 (22.35%) Jenkins
2 210 (16.47%) Git (software)
3 95 (7.45%) JIRA
4 63 (4.94%) Maven
5 52 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
6 49 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (3.76%) Visual Studio
8 42 (3.29%) Selenium
9 39 (3.06%) TeamCity
10 36 (2.82%) Bitbucket
11 35 (2.75%) Gradle
12 34 (2.67%) Artifactory
12 34 (2.67%) gulp
13 32 (2.51%) SonarQube
14 28 (2.20%) IBM UrbanCode
15 26 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
16 21 (1.65%) Grunt
16 21 (1.65%) webpack
17 20 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
18 18 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 186 (14.59%) Finance
2 109 (8.55%) Banking
3 49 (3.84%) Marketing
4 40 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.12%) Advertising
5 27 (2.12%) Retail
6 24 (1.88%) Automotive
7 23 (1.80%) Law
7 23 (1.80%) Retail Banking
8 16 (1.25%) Billing
9 11 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.55%) International Banking
12 6 (0.47%) Electronics
13 5 (0.39%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.31%) Front Office
15 3 (0.24%) Back Office
16 2 (0.16%) Legal
16 2 (0.16%) Local Government
17 1 (0.078%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 371 (29.10%) Architect
2 208 (16.31%) Developer
3 206 (16.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 142 (11.14%) Solutions Architect
5 109 (8.55%) Consultant
6 102 (8.00%) Java Developer
7 93 (7.29%) Cloud Architect
8 86 (6.75%) Azure Architect
9 74 (5.80%) Azure Consultant
10 68 (5.33%) Azure Engineer
11 52 (4.08%) AWS Engineer
11 52 (4.08%) Azure DevOps
12 50 (3.92%) Technical Architect
13 49 (3.84%) Analyst
13 49 (3.84%) Cloud Engineer
14 48 (3.76%) Security Architect
15 45 (3.53%) AWS DevOps
16 34 (2.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 30 (2.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 29 (2.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (12.24%) Web Services
2 148 (11.61%) .NET
3 129 (10.12%) RESTful
4 123 (9.65%) HTML
5 108 (8.47%) Node.js
6 102 (8.00%) JSON
6 102 (8.00%) REST
7 98 (7.69%) CSS
8 84 (6.59%) AngularJS
9 73 (5.73%) Middleware
9 73 (5.73%) Spring
10 57 (4.47%) Spring Boot
11 56 (4.39%) SOAP
12 55 (4.31%) XML
13 52 (4.08%) React
14 50 (3.92%) HTML5
14 50 (3.92%) Kafka
15 43 (3.37%) Java EE
16 41 (3.22%) .NET Core
16 41 (3.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 85 (6.67%) Public Cloud
2 72 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 58 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 57 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 45 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 37 (2.90%) User Experience
8 36 (2.82%) Virtual Team
9 31 (2.43%) Computer Science
10 27 (2.12%) Private Cloud
11 26 (2.04%) Cloud Native
12 21 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
13 20 (1.57%) iPad
13 20 (1.57%) PKI
13 20 (1.57%) Replication
14 19 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
15 18 (1.41%) Derivative
16 16 (1.25%) N-Tier
17 15 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 253 (19.84%) Linux
2 228 (17.88%) Windows
3 94 (7.37%) Windows Server
4 83 (6.51%) Unix
5 82 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (2.51%) VMS
7 24 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (1.49%) Solaris
9 18 (1.41%) AIX
9 18 (1.41%) HPUX
10 17 (1.33%) MVS
11 16 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (1.18%) VME
13 14 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.78%) CentOS
15 9 (0.71%) Android
16 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.55%) Windows 10
18 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (38.75%) DevOps
3 188 (14.75%) Open Source
4 187 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (11.84%) Microservices
6 141 (11.06%) Scrum
7 139 (10.90%) Migration
8 126 (9.88%) TDD
9 116 (9.10%) Continuous Delivery
10 97 (7.61%) ITIL
11 89 (6.98%) TOGAF
12 85 (6.67%) Kanban
13 81 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 80 (6.27%) Configuration Management
15 72 (5.65%) Enterprise Architecture
16 71 (5.57%) BDD
16 71 (5.57%) Test Automation
17 68 (5.33%) Service Management
17 68 (5.33%) SOA
18 65 (5.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 327 (25.65%) Java
2 211 (16.55%) Python
3 194 (15.22%) SQL
4 167 (13.10%) JavaScript
5 156 (12.24%) PowerShell
6 132 (10.35%) C#
7 96 (7.53%) Ruby
8 61 (4.78%) Groovy
9 57 (4.47%) Shell Script
10 47 (3.69%) Go
11 46 (3.61%) Bash Shell
12 38 (2.98%) C++
13 37 (2.90%) Perl
14 24 (1.88%) C
14 24 (1.88%) ES6
14 24 (1.88%) TypeScript
15 21 (1.65%) Scala
16 16 (1.25%) JCL
16 16 (1.25%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 112 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 86 (6.75%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.18%) Degree
4 34 (2.67%) CISSP
5 25 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (1.88%) CISM
7 23 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (1.25%) CCIE
9 16 (1.25%) CCNP
10 14 (1.10%) AWS Certification
11 13 (1.02%) MCSE
12 12 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.78%) CEH
15 9 (0.71%) CCDP
15 9 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
15 9 (0.71%) CISA
15 9 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.00%) QA
2 19 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.94%) GDPR
4 11 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.78%) GAAP
5 10 (0.78%) GCP
6 9 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.63%) BS25999
7 8 (0.63%) SLA
8 6 (0.47%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.31%) PMO
11 3 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.16%) COBIT
12 2 (0.16%) IFRS
12 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 201 (15.76%) Docker
2 118 (9.25%) Active Directory
3 69 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (4.86%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (3.84%) Hyper-V
6 29 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.96%) XenServer
8 22 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (1.65%) XenDesktop
10 20 (1.57%) HDFS
11 17 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 17 (1.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 16 (1.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 15 (1.18%) RACF
14 14 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 11 (0.86%) XenApp
16 10 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.39%) vCloud
17 5 (0.39%) VMware NSX
18 4 (0.31%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 180 (14.12%) Ansible
2 136 (10.67%) Puppet
3 124 (9.73%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (5.57%) Kubernetes
5 32 (2.51%) Terraform
6 19 (1.49%) SCCM
7 18 (1.41%) Tivoli
8 15 (1.18%) Nagios
8 15 (1.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 13 (1.02%) Kibana
9 13 (1.02%) Rancher
10 12 (0.94%) Salt
11 11 (0.86%) Grafana
11 11 (0.86%) Mesos
11 11 (0.86%) SCOM
12 10 (0.78%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.71%) Opsview
14 7 (0.55%) Marathon
15 6 (0.47%) logstash
15 6 (0.47%) Oozie
Vendors
1 318 (24.94%) Microsoft
2 131 (10.27%) VMware
3 100 (7.84%) Oracle
4 97 (7.61%) Red Hat
5 57 (4.47%) Citrix
6 51 (4.00%) IBM
7 45 (3.53%) Google
8 35 (2.75%) Cisco
9 32 (2.51%) SAP
9 32 (2.51%) ServiceNow
10 28 (2.20%) Splunk
11 24 (1.88%) HP
12 18 (1.41%) F5
13 17 (1.33%) BMC
13 17 (1.33%) MuleSoft
14 14 (1.10%) AppDynamics
14 14 (1.10%) New Relic
15 12 (0.94%) CheckPoint
16 11 (0.86%) Adobe
16 11 (0.86%) CA