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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
UK
Rank 241 344 495
Rank change year-on-year +103 +151  
Contract jobs citing PaaS 448 329 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.62% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.87% 7.84% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 248 89
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £360 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 5689 4198 2661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.56% 7.89% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3973 2907 1705
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 76 96
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.47 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +82 421 £515 +8.42% 78
London +133 267 £550 - 31
South East -24 84 £475 +5.55% 16
Hampshire -21 47 £475 +5.55% 5
City of London +12 39 £500 -9.09% 3
Scotland +34 19 £375 -18.91%
North West +29 18 £475 +9.19% 7
East of England -6 17 £483 +13.52% 2
Manchester +25 14 £481 +48.07% 2
Berkshire +35 13 £463 -5.12% 3
East Midlands +1 11 £549 -0.22% 1
Yorkshire - 11 £675 - 7
Glasgow +6 10 £370 -20.00%
Cambridgeshire +2 10 £515 +22.98%
Edinburgh +26 9 £450 -
West Midlands +11 9 £375 +15.38% 5
South West +11 9 £500 - 7
Fareham 0 8 £475 - 1
Leicestershire - 8 £515 - 1
Reading +22 7 £431 -11.53%
Surrey +4 7 £519 -13.54% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £550 - 1
Croydon - 7 - -
Southampton - 7 £450 -
Nottinghamshire +6 5 - -
Birmingham -5 5 £450 +38.46%
Portsmouth -6 5 £500 - 1
Exeter - 5 £500 -
Devon - 5 £500 -
West Sussex +4 4 - -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 663 (63.63%) IaaS
2 469 (45.01%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (34.45%) DevOps
4 349 (33.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 296 (28.41%) Amazon AWS
6 292 (28.02%) SaaS
7 279 (26.78%) Microsoft
8 275 (26.39%) Linux
9 248 (23.80%) Windows
10 211 (20.25%) Java
11 207 (19.87%) ITIL
12 199 (19.10%) Open Source
13 177 (16.99%) Scrum
14 176 (16.89%) Python
15 171 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
16 159 (15.26%) Cloud Foundry
17 157 (15.07%) Security Cleared
18 156 (14.97%) Finance
19 149 (14.30%) VMware
20 148 (14.20%) Oracle
21 143 (13.72%) TDD
22 141 (13.53%) Service Management
23 133 (12.76%) SQL
24 131 (12.57%) Puppet
25 129 (12.38%) SC Cleared
26 128 (12.28%) SQL Server
27 124 (11.90%) .NET
28 121 (11.61%) Web Services
29 120 (11.52%) Jenkins
30 115 (11.04%) Git (software)

PaaS
Top Related 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
1 159 (15.26%) Cloud Foundry
2 60 (5.76%) WebSphere
3 53 (5.09%) nginx
4 52 (4.99%) SharePoint
5 45 (4.32%) IIS
6 41 (3.93%) OpenStack
7 38 (3.65%) Confluence
8 33 (3.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 29 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
10 26 (2.50%) Tomcat
11 24 (2.30%) Oracle Application Server
12 22 (2.11%) Apache Spark
13 20 (1.92%) Apache
13 20 (1.92%) WebLogic
14 17 (1.63%) JBoss
15 14 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
17 10 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
18 8 (0.77%) Apache Solr
18 8 (0.77%) Hubot
Applications
1 104 (9.98%) MS Excel
2 53 (5.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (1.54%) MS Office
4 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (4.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
4 25 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.77%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 7 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.29%) Oracle FAH
10 3 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
12 1 (0.096%) Magento
12 1 (0.096%) NetSuite
12 1 (0.096%) Odoo
12 1 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 663 (63.63%) IaaS
2 349 (33.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 296 (28.41%) Amazon AWS
4 292 (28.02%) SaaS
5 40 (3.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 39 (3.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 34 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
8 33 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 33 (3.17%) Office 365
9 32 (3.07%) Amazon S3
9 32 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (3.07%) OpenShift
10 31 (2.98%) GitHub
11 29 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (2.50%) CloudFront
13 23 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 22 (2.11%) AWS CloudTrail
15 19 (1.82%) Heroku
16 18 (1.73%) IBM Cloud
17 17 (1.63%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.28%) DNS
2 48 (4.61%) VPN
3 41 (3.93%) HTTP
4 33 (3.17%) LDAP
5 32 (3.07%) Firewall
6 29 (2.78%) LAN
7 27 (2.59%) WAN
8 25 (2.40%) SSL
9 24 (2.30%) TCP/IP
10 22 (2.11%) Network Security
11 18 (1.73%) Internet
12 15 (1.44%) IPsec
13 14 (1.34%) DMARC
14 13 (1.25%) DHCP
14 13 (1.25%) Kerberos
15 11 (1.06%) DKIM
15 11 (1.06%) SMTP
16 10 (0.96%) Software-Defined Networking
17 8 (0.77%) DMZ
17 8 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 105 (10.08%) MongoDB
3 55 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (3.93%) Big Data
7 40 (3.84%) NoSQL
8 39 (3.74%) Oracle Database
9 34 (3.26%) Hadoop
10 33 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
11 30 (2.88%) Relational Database
12 29 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
13 27 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
13 27 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (2.50%) Power BI
15 24 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
16 23 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (2.11%) MySQL
17 22 (2.11%) Redis
18 21 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 120 (11.52%) Jenkins
2 115 (11.04%) Git (software)
3 79 (7.58%) JIRA
4 52 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (2.88%) Maven
6 29 (2.78%) Gradle
7 25 (2.40%) Travis CI
8 24 (2.30%) Selenium
9 23 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
10 22 (2.11%) gulp
10 22 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 22 (2.11%) Subversion
11 20 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 18 (1.73%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.63%) CircleCI
13 17 (1.63%) SonarQube
14 16 (1.54%) Mercurial
15 14 (1.34%) JUnit
16 13 (1.25%) TeamCity
17 12 (1.15%) Bazaar
General
1 156 (14.97%) Finance
2 59 (5.66%) Banking
3 34 (3.26%) Retail
4 32 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.21%) Marketing
6 21 (2.02%) Advertising
7 15 (1.44%) Electronics
7 15 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.06%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.67%) Legal
10 5 (0.48%) Billing
10 5 (0.48%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.48%) Publishing
11 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.29%) Law
13 2 (0.19%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.096%) Games
14 1 (0.096%) German Language
14 1 (0.096%) Military
14 1 (0.096%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 253 (24.28%) Architect
2 219 (21.02%) Developer
3 119 (11.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 89 (8.54%) Cloud Architect
5 70 (6.72%) Consultant
6 53 (5.09%) AWS Engineer
6 53 (5.09%) Azure Architect
6 53 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
7 50 (4.80%) AWS DevOps
8 48 (4.61%) Infrastructure Architect
8 48 (4.61%) Technical Architect
9 47 (4.51%) Operations Engineer
10 43 (4.13%) DBA
11 39 (3.74%) .NET Developer
12 36 (3.45%) Analyst
13 33 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
14 31 (2.98%) C# Developer
14 31 (2.98%) Java Developer
15 30 (2.88%) Oracle DBA
16 28 (2.69%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (11.90%) .NET
2 121 (11.61%) Web Services
3 93 (8.93%) Node.js
4 81 (7.77%) JSON
5 74 (7.10%) HTML
6 62 (5.95%) REST
7 57 (5.47%) RESTful
8 56 (5.37%) Middleware
9 54 (5.18%) Spring
10 53 (5.09%) SOAP
11 49 (4.70%) CSS
12 43 (4.13%) WCF
13 41 (3.93%) HTML5
14 33 (3.17%) J2EE
14 33 (3.17%) XML
15 32 (3.07%) ASP.NET
16 29 (2.78%) Spring Boot
17 28 (2.69%) AngularJS
18 27 (2.59%) Django
18 27 (2.59%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 96 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (6.53%) Data Centre
3 41 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.55%) User Experience
5 29 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 25 (2.40%) CMDB
7 24 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 24 (2.30%) Mobile App
8 22 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 21 (2.02%) Cloud Native
10 20 (1.92%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.63%) Tandem
12 10 (0.96%) iPad
12 10 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.67%) Minimum Viable Product
14 7 (0.67%) Taxonomies
15 5 (0.48%) Clustering
15 5 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 275 (26.39%) Linux
2 248 (23.80%) Windows
3 108 (10.36%) Unix
4 56 (5.37%) AIX
5 42 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (3.84%) Windows 2000
6 40 (3.84%) Windows XP
7 26 (2.50%) Windows Server
8 20 (1.92%) Ubuntu
9 16 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.25%) CoreOS
11 9 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.77%) MVS
13 7 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.67%) zOS
14 6 (0.58%) Android
14 6 (0.58%) Solaris
15 5 (0.48%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.38%) VME
16 4 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (45.01%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (34.45%) DevOps
3 207 (19.87%) ITIL
4 199 (19.10%) Open Source
5 177 (16.99%) Scrum
6 171 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
7 143 (13.72%) TDD
8 141 (13.53%) Service Management
9 113 (10.84%) Configuration Management
10 102 (9.79%) Microservices
11 101 (9.69%) Continuous Delivery
12 99 (9.50%) Change Management
13 91 (8.73%) Data Management
14 90 (8.64%) Migration
15 86 (8.25%) High Availability
16 76 (7.29%) SOA
17 74 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
18 71 (6.81%) BDD
18 71 (6.81%) Kanban
19 69 (6.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 211 (20.25%) Java
2 176 (16.89%) Python
3 133 (12.76%) SQL
4 105 (10.08%) C#
5 102 (9.79%) JavaScript
6 77 (7.39%) Ruby
7 67 (6.43%) PowerShell
8 47 (4.51%) Go
8 47 (4.51%) Perl
9 35 (3.36%) Shell Script
10 30 (2.88%) Scala
11 29 (2.78%) Groovy
12 28 (2.69%) Bash Shell
13 22 (2.11%) C
13 22 (2.11%) PHP
14 16 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.44%) TypeScript
16 8 (0.77%) CoffeeScript
17 7 (0.67%) C++
18 6 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 129 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 45 (4.32%) Degree
4 26 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 22 (2.11%) AWS Certification
5 22 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.44%) MCSE
7 11 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.67%) CISSP
8 7 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.48%) CCNA
10 5 (0.48%) CISM
10 5 (0.48%) VCAP
10 5 (0.48%) VCP6
11 4 (0.38%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.38%) CCIE
11 4 (0.38%) CISA
11 4 (0.38%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.28%) SLA
2 26 (2.50%) QA
3 17 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
7 2 (0.19%) SDET
8 1 (0.096%) COBIT
8 1 (0.096%) GCP
8 1 (0.096%) GxP
8 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.096%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.096%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.096%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 107 (10.27%) Docker
2 74 (7.10%) Active Directory
3 59 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (2.21%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.11%) vSphere
7 12 (1.15%) KVM
8 11 (1.06%) vCloud
9 5 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.38%) HDFS
10 4 (0.38%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.29%) Xen
11 3 (0.29%) XenApp
12 1 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.096%) GFS2
12 1 (0.096%) OCFS2
12 1 (0.096%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 131 (12.57%) Puppet
2 109 (10.46%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (8.45%) Ansible
4 64 (6.14%) Terraform
5 27 (2.59%) Kubernetes
6 20 (1.92%) Salt
7 15 (1.44%) Nagios
7 15 (1.44%) SCOM
8 13 (1.25%) logstash
9 12 (1.15%) Mesos
9 12 (1.15%) vRealize
10 11 (1.06%) rkt
11 10 (0.96%) Consul
11 10 (0.96%) SCCM
12 8 (0.77%) Grafana
12 8 (0.77%) Kibana
13 7 (0.67%) Graphite
13 7 (0.67%) ZABBIX
14 6 (0.58%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.48%) Marathon
Vendors
1 279 (26.78%) Microsoft
2 149 (14.30%) VMware
3 148 (14.20%) Oracle
4 47 (4.51%) Red Hat
5 45 (4.32%) Splunk
6 39 (3.74%) CA
7 36 (3.45%) Cisco
8 27 (2.59%) AppDynamics
8 27 (2.59%) New Relic
9 26 (2.50%) MuleSoft
10 19 (1.82%) Google
10 19 (1.82%) SAP
11 18 (1.73%) IBM
12 15 (1.44%) Tableau
13 13 (1.25%) Citrix
13 13 (1.25%) Dell
14 10 (0.96%) EMC
14 10 (0.96%) Remedy
14 10 (0.96%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.86%) BMC
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £520 per day Lauren
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day 6 months contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £700.00 - £850.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: Yesterday