Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 163 155 211
Rank change year-on-year -8 +56 +18
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1,147 1,735 1,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.76% 1.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.44% 6.91% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 1,161 829
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +9.89% +0.10%
10th Percentile £400 £405 £363
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 2
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £47.42 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.71% +35.48% -17.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £50.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +58.42% +44.29% -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 21,091 25,092 18,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.70% 25.41% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,288 17,332 12,909
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £305 £285
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 320 237
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.73 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £50.50 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 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 -3 1,043 £530 -3.64% 341
UK excluding London +23 695 £500 -4.76% 221
London -31 435 £573 +4.09% 138
South East +45 268 £530 +0.95% 60
North of England +22 152 £461 -16.14% 51
Midlands +10 94 £513 +2.50% 58
Scotland +14 91 £500 -28.57% 12
West Midlands +30 86 £500 -11.11% 40
Yorkshire +34 67 £545 +2.83% 23
North West +10 65 £450 -25.00% 19
South West -12 56 £500 - 16
East of England +41 30 £500 +21.21% 14
North East +14 21 £425 -4.49% 9
East Midlands -3 8 £528 -4.09% 18
Wales +17 7 £413 -41.07% 7

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 837 (72.97%) Azure
2 661 (57.63%) IaaS
3 481 (41.94%) DevOps
4 473 (41.24%) SaaS
5 395 (34.44%) Microsoft
6 382 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
7 311 (27.11%) SQL
8 309 (26.94%) AWS
9 260 (22.67%) Windows
10 245 (21.36%) PowerShell
11 203 (17.70%) .NET
12 184 (16.04%) Kubernetes
13 181 (15.78%) Active Directory
14 160 (13.95%) Finance
15 158 (13.78%) Infrastructure as Code
16 153 (13.34%) Migration
16 153 (13.34%) Ansible
17 152 (13.25%) Python
18 147 (12.82%) Terraform
19 146 (12.73%) Docker
19 146 (12.73%) Analytics
20 144 (12.55%) Java
21 142 (12.38%) Microservices
22 140 (12.21%) Office 365
22 140 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
23 138 (12.03%) Security Cleared
24 136 (11.86%) Azure Active Directory
24 136 (11.86%) C#
24 136 (11.86%) SQL Server
24 136 (11.86%) Firewall

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 45 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.40%) Confluence
3 36 (3.14%) Cloud Foundry
4 30 (2.62%) Apache
5 28 (2.44%) IIS
5 28 (2.44%) OpenStack
6 23 (2.01%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.83%) Skype for Business
8 18 (1.57%) Jupyter
9 17 (1.48%) Umbraco
10 16 (1.39%) WebLogic
11 15 (1.31%) MS Exchange
12 12 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
12 12 (1.05%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.96%) CMS
14 10 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.78%) nginx
16 8 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 44 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.087%) Maya
3 1 (0.087%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.087%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.70%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.44%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.26%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.26%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.17%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 837 (72.97%) Azure
2 661 (57.63%) IaaS
3 473 (41.24%) SaaS
4 309 (26.94%) AWS
5 140 (12.21%) Office 365
6 136 (11.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 119 (10.37%) Serverless
8 84 (7.32%) Power Platform
9 77 (6.71%) GCP
10 69 (6.02%) OpenShift
11 51 (4.45%) Cloud Computing
12 44 (3.84%) GitHub
13 41 (3.57%) Azure Functions
14 40 (3.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 35 (3.05%) Amazon S3
16 31 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
17 29 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
18 28 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
19 27 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
20 26 (2.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 136 (11.86%) Firewall
2 108 (9.42%) DNS
3 98 (8.54%) VPN
4 67 (5.84%) TCP/IP
5 45 (3.92%) SAN
6 42 (3.66%) Network Security
7 39 (3.40%) Internet
8 35 (3.05%) NAS
9 32 (2.79%) HTTP
9 32 (2.79%) Reverse Proxy
10 31 (2.70%) DHCP
11 28 (2.44%) WAN
12 25 (2.18%) LAN
13 23 (2.01%) Skype
14 11 (0.96%) Kerberos
14 11 (0.96%) MPLS
14 11 (0.96%) SSL
15 10 (0.87%) HTTPS
16 8 (0.70%) VLAN
17 7 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 83 (7.24%) Azure SQL Database
3 80 (6.97%) Power BI
4 66 (5.75%) Data Lake
5 64 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 57 (4.97%) NoSQL
7 50 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (3.66%) Redis
9 35 (3.05%) HDInsight
10 32 (2.79%) Cosmos DB
11 28 (2.44%) MongoDB
12 27 (2.35%) Oracle Database
12 27 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
13 25 (2.18%) MySQL
14 22 (1.92%) Relational Database
15 19 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 18 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
17 17 (1.48%) Big Data
17 17 (1.48%) Geospatial Data
17 17 (1.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 119 (10.37%) Jenkins
2 117 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 77 (6.71%) Visual Studio Team System
4 68 (5.93%) JIRA
5 58 (5.06%) Visual Studio
6 49 (4.27%) TeamCity
7 47 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
8 39 (3.40%) GitLab
9 37 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (2.88%) gulp
11 27 (2.35%) SpecFlow
12 23 (2.01%) Maven
13 22 (1.92%) Selenium
14 18 (1.57%) SonarQube
15 17 (1.48%) Cucumber
15 17 (1.48%) Gradle
16 16 (1.39%) Artifactory
17 13 (1.13%) Jasmine
18 12 (1.05%) Subversion
18 12 (1.05%) webpack
General
1 160 (13.95%) Finance
2 127 (11.07%) Public Sector
3 43 (3.75%) Banking
4 27 (2.35%) Marketing
5 24 (2.09%) Retail
6 19 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.22%) Electronics
9 9 (0.78%) Billing
9 9 (0.78%) Legal
10 8 (0.70%) French Language
11 7 (0.61%) Back Office
12 5 (0.44%) Advertising
12 5 (0.44%) Front Office
12 5 (0.44%) German Language
13 4 (0.35%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.35%) Law
13 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.17%) Local Government
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 330 (28.77%) Architect
2 176 (15.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 172 (15.00%) Developer
4 153 (13.34%) Azure Engineer
5 137 (11.94%) Azure Architect
6 85 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
7 84 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
8 77 (6.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 69 (6.02%) Azure DevOps
10 66 (5.75%) Consultant
11 49 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 47 (4.10%) .NET Developer
13 42 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
14 41 (3.57%) Security Architect
14 41 (3.57%) Technical Architect
15 36 (3.14%) Analyst
16 35 (3.05%) Azure Developer
17 32 (2.79%) Senior Developer
18 28 (2.44%) Cloud Consultant
19 27 (2.35%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (17.70%) .NET
2 133 (11.60%) Web Services
3 60 (5.23%) Node.js
4 59 (5.14%) JSON
5 56 (4.88%) HTML
6 55 (4.80%) AngularJS
7 49 (4.27%) .NET Core
8 48 (4.18%) CSS
8 48 (4.18%) REST
9 47 (4.10%) ASP.NET
10 40 (3.49%) .NET Framework
10 40 (3.49%) XML
11 35 (3.05%) OAuth
11 35 (3.05%) RESTful
12 31 (2.70%) React
13 25 (2.18%) Swagger
14 24 (2.09%) SOAP
15 22 (1.92%) Middleware
15 22 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
15 22 (1.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.81%) Public Cloud
2 71 (6.19%) Hybrid Cloud
3 68 (5.93%) Data Centre
4 49 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (4.18%) Cloud Native
6 43 (3.75%) Replication
7 38 (3.31%) Private Cloud
8 33 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
10 26 (2.27%) Management Information System
11 23 (2.01%) PKI
12 21 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
13 19 (1.66%) Clustering
14 17 (1.48%) User Experience
15 12 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
16 10 (0.87%) Lidar
17 9 (0.78%) Derivative
17 9 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 8 (0.70%) Equities
18 8 (0.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 260 (22.67%) Windows
2 132 (11.51%) Linux
3 72 (6.28%) Windows Server
4 52 (4.53%) Windows 10
5 45 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (3.40%) Unix
7 23 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.48%) VMS
9 13 (1.13%) CentOS
9 13 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.05%) Android
11 9 (0.78%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.17%) AIX
14 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.17%) Solaris
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (41.94%) DevOps
2 382 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (13.78%) Infrastructure as Code
4 153 (13.34%) Migration
5 146 (12.73%) Analytics
6 142 (12.38%) Microservices
7 140 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
8 129 (11.25%) Test Automation
9 126 (10.99%) Scrum
10 114 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
11 98 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
12 87 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 78 (6.80%) Computer Science
14 68 (5.93%) Information Security
15 66 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
15 66 (5.75%) SOA
16 65 (5.67%) Data Modelling
16 65 (5.67%) ITIL
17 64 (5.58%) Data Management
18 62 (5.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 311 (27.11%) SQL
2 245 (21.36%) PowerShell
3 152 (13.25%) Python
4 144 (12.55%) Java
5 136 (11.86%) C#
6 108 (9.42%) JavaScript
7 67 (5.84%) Bash Shell
8 42 (3.66%) Ruby
9 28 (2.44%) Go
10 24 (2.09%) T-SQL
11 20 (1.74%) TypeScript
12 18 (1.57%) Groovy
12 18 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.31%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.22%) C
15 11 (0.96%) R
16 9 (0.78%) C++
16 9 (0.78%) Java 8
17 8 (0.70%) Perl
17 8 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 138 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 105 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 91 (7.93%) Degree
4 42 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.18%) MCSE
6 19 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.22%) CISSP
8 14 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.87%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.87%) PhD
10 9 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.78%) MCSA
11 8 (0.70%) CCNA
11 8 (0.70%) CISM
11 8 (0.70%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.52%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.92%) QA
2 29 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.27%) GDPR
4 16 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.39%) SLA
5 13 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (1.05%) NIST
7 9 (0.78%) NCSC
8 7 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.44%) GxP
10 4 (0.35%) BS7799
10 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.26%) COBIT
11 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.26%) PMO
12 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.17%) HL7
12 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.087%) RMADS
System Software
1 181 (15.78%) Active Directory
2 146 (12.73%) Docker
3 98 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (3.84%) Hyper-V
6 29 (2.53%) vSphere
7 14 (1.22%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.52%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.44%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.44%) HDFS
11 5 (0.44%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.35%) KVM
13 3 (0.26%) vCloud
13 3 (0.26%) XenApp
14 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 184 (16.04%) Kubernetes
2 153 (13.34%) Ansible
3 147 (12.82%) Terraform
4 80 (6.97%) Puppet
5 68 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (4.10%) SCCM
7 36 (3.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 32 (2.79%) Single Sign-On
9 24 (2.09%) SCOM
10 13 (1.13%) Salt
11 12 (1.05%) Rancher
11 12 (1.05%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.78%) vRealize
13 9 (0.78%) WSUS
14 8 (0.70%) CASB
14 8 (0.70%) logstash
14 8 (0.70%) Nagios
14 8 (0.70%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.52%) Grafana
Vendors
1 395 (34.44%) Microsoft
2 133 (11.60%) VMware
3 110 (9.59%) Oracle
4 61 (5.32%) Google
5 47 (4.10%) Cisco
6 44 (3.84%) SAP
7 43 (3.75%) Splunk
8 35 (3.05%) Citrix
9 34 (2.96%) Red Hat
10 30 (2.62%) Tableau
11 22 (1.92%) Dell
11 22 (1.92%) Workday
12 20 (1.74%) Atlassian
12 20 (1.74%) Databricks
13 17 (1.48%) Informatica
13 17 (1.48%) Sitecore
14 16 (1.39%) HP
14 16 (1.39%) IBM
15 14 (1.22%) New Relic
15 14 (1.22%) ServiceNow