Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 264 553
Rank change year-on-year +40 +289 +27
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1109 1024 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.96% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.27% 8.53% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 742 231
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £324
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £47.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.57% -5.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £50.00

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 15253 11999 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.37% 11.25% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 8286 4799
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 187 112
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -20.88% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.66 £11.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +8.44% -25.83% +31.43%

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 17 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 October 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 +29 1020 £520 +1.96% 112
UK excluding London +41 601 £500 +1.01% 59
London +24 494 £550 +4.76% 55
South East +15 254 £500 +5.26% 14
North of England -11 100 £500 - 27
Midlands +53 88 £500 - 6
West Midlands +52 68 £475 +8.57% 6
North West +1 51 £586 +30.22% 13
East of England +8 48 £538 +30.30% 3
Yorkshire -6 43 £488 -13.72% 11
Scotland +36 42 £500 +11.11% 1
Wales +15 37 £525 +5.00% 1
South West +16 35 £411 -35.49% 5
East Midlands +5 20 £513 -48.75%
North East +18 7 £475 -4.52% 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 584 (52.66%) IaaS
2 477 (43.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 443 (39.95%) Agile Software Development
4 437 (39.40%) DevOps
5 417 (37.60%) Amazon AWS
6 307 (27.68%) Java
7 299 (26.96%) Microsoft
8 275 (24.80%) SaaS
9 226 (20.38%) Linux
10 210 (18.94%) Windows
11 200 (18.03%) Jenkins
12 198 (17.85%) Ansible
13 197 (17.76%) Python
14 188 (16.95%) Finance
15 186 (16.77%) Open Source
16 177 (15.96%) Opscode Chef
17 169 (15.24%) SQL
18 167 (15.06%) Docker
18 167 (15.06%) Git (software)
19 153 (13.80%) Cloud Foundry
20 152 (13.71%) Puppet
21 148 (13.35%) Microservices
21 148 (13.35%) Scrum
22 137 (12.35%) RESTful
23 131 (11.81%) JavaScript
24 130 (11.72%) .NET
25 128 (11.54%) Web Services
26 127 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
27 125 (11.27%) Banking
28 124 (11.18%) PowerShell

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
1 153 (13.80%) Cloud Foundry
2 49 (4.42%) OpenStack
3 44 (3.97%) Apache
4 43 (3.88%) IIS
5 39 (3.52%) Tomcat
6 35 (3.16%) Skype for Business
7 30 (2.71%) Confluence
8 26 (2.34%) WebLogic
9 22 (1.98%) nginx
9 22 (1.98%) SharePoint
10 20 (1.80%) CMS
11 19 (1.71%) JBoss
11 19 (1.71%) WebSphere
12 18 (1.62%) Apache Spark
13 14 (1.26%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.90%) GemFire
15 9 (0.81%) Mule
16 8 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.45%) HipChat
2 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.090%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.090%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.090%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 584 (52.66%) IaaS
2 477 (43.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 417 (37.60%) Amazon AWS
4 275 (24.80%) SaaS
5 113 (10.19%) OpenShift
6 84 (7.57%) Office 365
7 61 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 57 (5.14%) Serverless
9 45 (4.06%) GitHub
10 36 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 33 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
12 27 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (2.43%) Heroku
13 26 (2.34%) IBM Cloud
14 24 (2.16%) Bluemix
15 23 (2.07%) npm
16 18 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
17 15 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
18 12 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
19 11 (0.99%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 122 (11.00%) Firewall
2 53 (4.78%) VPN
3 46 (4.15%) Network Security
4 42 (3.79%) DNS
4 42 (3.79%) TCP/IP
5 35 (3.16%) LAN
6 34 (3.07%) WAN
7 32 (2.89%) HTTP
8 29 (2.61%) Internet
9 27 (2.43%) Skype
10 24 (2.16%) NetScaler
11 20 (1.80%) SAN
12 18 (1.62%) SSL
13 11 (0.99%) DHCP
13 11 (0.99%) Intranet
13 11 (0.99%) VLAN
14 9 (0.81%) LDAP
15 8 (0.72%) HTTPS
15 8 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
15 8 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (7.21%) NoSQL
2 75 (6.76%) SQL Server
3 49 (4.42%) MongoDB
4 47 (4.24%) Big Data
5 36 (3.25%) Hadoop
5 36 (3.25%) Relational Database
6 27 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 25 (2.25%) MySQL
8 23 (2.07%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (1.62%) Redis
11 17 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (1.35%) HBase
13 15 (1.35%) Oracle Database
14 13 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.90%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.90%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 200 (18.03%) Jenkins
2 167 (15.06%) Git (software)
3 61 (5.50%) Maven
4 52 (4.69%) JIRA
5 31 (2.80%) Selenium
6 29 (2.61%) Gradle
7 28 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
8 26 (2.34%) IBM UrbanCode
9 24 (2.16%) Bitbucket
9 24 (2.16%) Visual Studio
10 23 (2.07%) gulp
11 22 (1.98%) JUnit
12 21 (1.89%) GitLab
13 18 (1.62%) Artifactory
14 16 (1.44%) Travis CI
15 15 (1.35%) webpack
16 14 (1.26%) SonarQube
17 13 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (1.17%) TeamCity
General
1 188 (16.95%) Finance
2 125 (11.27%) Banking
3 39 (3.52%) Retail
4 27 (2.43%) Billing
5 26 (2.34%) Marketing
6 23 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.80%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.44%) Law
9 15 (1.35%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.08%) Local Government
11 10 (0.90%) Automotive
12 8 (0.72%) Legal
13 7 (0.63%) Advertising
14 6 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.54%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.45%) Electronics
15 5 (0.45%) Front Office
16 4 (0.36%) Back Office
16 4 (0.36%) Music Industry
17 3 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 316 (28.49%) Architect
2 202 (18.21%) Developer
3 157 (14.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 117 (10.55%) Cloud Architect
5 94 (8.48%) Java Developer
6 90 (8.12%) Consultant
7 80 (7.21%) Azure Architect
8 73 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
9 65 (5.86%) Cloud Engineer
10 64 (5.77%) Azure Engineer
11 57 (5.14%) AWS Engineer
12 51 (4.60%) Azure Consultant
13 49 (4.42%) AWS DevOps
14 40 (3.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 36 (3.25%) Technical Architect
16 35 (3.16%) Enterprise Architect
17 31 (2.80%) AWS Architect
18 30 (2.71%) Infrastructure Architect
18 30 (2.71%) Senior Developer
19 28 (2.52%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (12.35%) RESTful
2 130 (11.72%) .NET
3 128 (11.54%) Web Services
4 107 (9.65%) REST
5 104 (9.38%) JSON
6 103 (9.29%) Spring
7 98 (8.84%) HTML
8 78 (7.03%) CSS
8 78 (7.03%) SOAP
9 71 (6.40%) AngularJS
10 70 (6.31%) Middleware
11 64 (5.77%) Spring Boot
12 63 (5.68%) Node.js
13 57 (5.14%) XML
14 50 (4.51%) Java EE
15 37 (3.34%) .NET Framework
16 36 (3.25%) Dropwizard
17 35 (3.16%) jQuery
18 34 (3.07%) J2EE
19 31 (2.80%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.39%) Data Centre
2 68 (6.13%) Public Cloud
3 44 (3.97%) Cloud Native
3 44 (3.97%) Virtual Team
4 42 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 30 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (2.71%) Private Cloud
9 28 (2.52%) PKI
10 27 (2.43%) Mobile App
11 23 (2.07%) User Experience
12 22 (1.98%) Computer Science
13 15 (1.35%) Replication
14 14 (1.26%) Enterprise Cloud
14 14 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (1.08%) Fintech
16 10 (0.90%) Derivative
17 9 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 226 (20.38%) Linux
2 210 (18.94%) Windows
3 85 (7.66%) Unix
4 84 (7.57%) Windows Server
5 61 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.99%) Android
8 11 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.81%) VMS
10 8 (0.72%) Solaris
11 7 (0.63%) AIX
11 7 (0.63%) HPUX
11 7 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.36%) CentOS
12 4 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.090%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.090%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (39.95%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (39.40%) DevOps
3 186 (16.77%) Open Source
4 148 (13.35%) Microservices
4 148 (13.35%) Scrum
5 127 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
6 117 (10.55%) Migration
7 103 (9.29%) TDD
8 94 (8.48%) SOA
9 89 (8.03%) Configuration Management
10 86 (7.75%) Continuous Delivery
11 85 (7.66%) Enterprise Architecture
12 80 (7.21%) TOGAF
13 73 (6.58%) Kanban
14 62 (5.59%) Test Automation
15 57 (5.14%) BDD
15 57 (5.14%) ITIL
15 57 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 54 (4.87%) Software Engineering
17 53 (4.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 307 (27.68%) Java
2 197 (17.76%) Python
3 169 (15.24%) SQL
4 131 (11.81%) JavaScript
5 124 (11.18%) PowerShell
6 87 (7.84%) Ruby
7 77 (6.94%) Go
8 57 (5.14%) Groovy
9 52 (4.69%) C#
10 40 (3.61%) Bash Shell
11 39 (3.52%) Perl
12 33 (2.98%) Shell Script
13 23 (2.07%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.80%) Scala
15 16 (1.44%) ES6
15 16 (1.44%) TypeScript
16 14 (1.26%) PHP
17 12 (1.08%) C++
17 12 (1.08%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.99%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 93 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 70 (6.31%) SC Cleared
3 57 (5.14%) Degree
4 24 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.62%) CISSP
7 15 (1.35%) MCSE
8 12 (1.08%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.99%) CISM
10 10 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.81%) CCIE
11 9 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.63%) CCDP
12 7 (0.63%) MySQL Certification
13 6 (0.54%) CCNP
13 6 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
13 6 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.88%) QA
2 13 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.90%) GCP
3 10 (0.90%) GDPR
4 9 (0.81%) PMO
5 7 (0.63%) COBIT
5 7 (0.63%) SLA
6 5 (0.45%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.18%) RMADS
9 1 (0.090%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 167 (15.06%) Docker
2 116 (10.46%) Active Directory
3 58 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (3.52%) Hyper-V
6 19 (1.71%) XenServer
7 18 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.08%) HDFS
10 10 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.63%) vCloud
12 6 (0.54%) KVM
12 6 (0.54%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.45%) vSphere
14 4 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.36%) XenApp
15 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
17 1 (0.090%) NFS
Systems Management
1 198 (17.85%) Ansible
2 177 (15.96%) Opscode Chef
3 152 (13.71%) Puppet
4 81 (7.30%) Kubernetes
5 33 (2.98%) Terraform
6 21 (1.89%) SCCM
7 15 (1.35%) SCOM
8 12 (1.08%) Kibana
9 11 (0.99%) logstash
9 11 (0.99%) Nagios
10 10 (0.90%) Salt
11 8 (0.72%) Mesos
12 6 (0.54%) Grafana
12 6 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.54%) vRealize
12 6 (0.54%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.45%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.36%) Consul
Vendors
1 299 (26.96%) Microsoft
2 103 (9.29%) VMware
3 73 (6.58%) Red Hat
4 72 (6.49%) Oracle
5 53 (4.78%) Citrix
6 36 (3.25%) Google
7 34 (3.07%) IBM
7 34 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (2.52%) ServiceNow
9 26 (2.34%) Splunk
10 25 (2.25%) Cisco
11 23 (2.07%) MuleSoft
12 19 (1.71%) SAP
13 17 (1.53%) Apigee
14 12 (1.08%) AppDynamics
14 12 (1.08%) Dell
15 11 (0.99%) CheckPoint
15 11 (0.99%) New Relic
15 11 (0.99%) Sitecore
16 10 (0.90%) Cloudera