Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 279 572
Rank change year-on-year +46 +293 +27
Contract jobs citing PaaS 1067 974 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 0.90% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.85% 8.87% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 689 193
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £369 £380 £325
90th Percentile £713 £665 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £468 £430
% change year-on-year +6.95% +8.72% -9.47%
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 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 13594 10977 6682
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.10% 10.12% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9287 7608 4338
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +11.11% -0.18%
10th Percentile £271 £287 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £390
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 173 140
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.11% -12.84% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £59.65 £46.98 £42.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -24.44% +50.00%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +46 1017 £525 +5.00% 95
UK excluding London +25 534 £500 +6.95% 58
London +68 523 £550 - 52
South East -16 219 £500 +11.11% 13
North of England +55 114 £550 +10.00% 13
Midlands +63 80 £500 -8.05% 4
North West +50 68 £575 +27.78% 8
West Midlands +73 62 £478 -4.50% 2
South West +22 46 £400 -31.91% 8
Yorkshire +12 44 £488 -13.72% 2
East of England -1 43 £515 +21.18% 4
Scotland +42 37 £475 +5.56% 7
East Midlands -10 18 £515 -33.55% 2
Wales -15 3 £525 +5.00% 9
North East +42 2 £625 +21.95% 3

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 508 (47.61%) IaaS
2 444 (41.61%) DevOps
3 422 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
4 419 (39.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 360 (33.74%) Amazon AWS
6 267 (25.02%) Java
7 243 (22.77%) Microsoft
7 243 (22.77%) SaaS
8 227 (21.27%) Linux
9 209 (19.59%) Finance
10 208 (19.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 205 (19.21%) Ansible
12 198 (18.56%) Opscode Chef
13 196 (18.37%) Python
14 192 (17.99%) Windows
15 185 (17.34%) Jenkins
16 183 (17.15%) Puppet
17 164 (15.37%) Open Source
17 164 (15.37%) Microservices
18 161 (15.09%) Docker
19 142 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
20 140 (13.12%) Scrum
21 133 (12.46%) Git (software)
22 124 (11.62%) OpenShift
23 121 (11.34%) Banking
24 114 (10.68%) .NET
25 109 (10.22%) Security Cleared
26 108 (10.12%) Configuration Management
27 106 (9.93%) SOA
27 106 (9.93%) TDD

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
1 208 (19.49%) Cloud Foundry
2 67 (6.28%) OpenStack
3 35 (3.28%) Apache
4 33 (3.09%) IIS
5 31 (2.91%) nginx
6 29 (2.72%) Confluence
6 29 (2.72%) Tomcat
7 28 (2.62%) Skype for Business
8 25 (2.34%) WebLogic
8 25 (2.34%) WebSphere
9 23 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 23 (2.16%) SharePoint
10 17 (1.59%) JBoss
11 15 (1.41%) CMS
12 14 (1.31%) Apache Spark
13 12 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (1.03%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.75%) Drupal
15 8 (0.75%) Mule
16 7 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.094%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.75%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 7 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.094%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.094%) Odoo
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.094%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 508 (47.61%) IaaS
2 419 (39.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 360 (33.74%) Amazon AWS
4 243 (22.77%) SaaS
5 124 (11.62%) OpenShift
6 68 (6.37%) Office 365
7 45 (4.22%) GitHub
8 39 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 36 (3.37%) IBM Cloud
10 33 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
11 32 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
11 32 (3.00%) Bluemix
11 32 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
12 26 (2.44%) Heroku
13 20 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (1.41%) Datadog
14 15 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
15 13 (1.22%) Amazon S3
15 13 (1.22%) Boomi
15 13 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 95 (8.90%) Firewall
2 43 (4.03%) DNS
2 43 (4.03%) VPN
3 33 (3.09%) HTTP
3 33 (3.09%) Network Security
4 31 (2.91%) Internet
4 31 (2.91%) TCP/IP
5 30 (2.81%) SSL
6 27 (2.53%) LAN
7 26 (2.44%) WAN
8 19 (1.78%) Skype
9 16 (1.50%) NetScaler
10 14 (1.31%) Intranet
10 14 (1.31%) IPsec
11 12 (1.12%) SAN
12 8 (0.75%) DHCP
12 8 (0.75%) LDAP
12 8 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.56%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (6.94%) MongoDB
2 70 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 46 (4.31%) Big Data
4 38 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
5 37 (3.47%) Relational Database
6 35 (3.28%) Hadoop
7 32 (3.00%) NoSQL
8 29 (2.72%) Redis
9 26 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
10 22 (2.06%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.78%) MySQL
11 19 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (1.22%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.03%) HBase
14 10 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 185 (17.34%) Jenkins
2 133 (12.46%) Git (software)
3 58 (5.44%) JIRA
4 54 (5.06%) Maven
5 37 (3.47%) Selenium
5 37 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (3.00%) IBM UrbanCode
6 32 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 30 (2.81%) Gradle
8 25 (2.34%) gulp
8 25 (2.34%) Visual Studio
9 24 (2.25%) Travis CI
10 23 (2.16%) GitLab
11 21 (1.97%) JUnit
12 18 (1.69%) CircleCI
13 16 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
14 15 (1.41%) Artifactory
15 14 (1.31%) Bitbucket
16 13 (1.22%) Cucumber
17 12 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 209 (19.59%) Finance
2 121 (11.34%) Banking
3 38 (3.56%) Retail
4 24 (2.25%) Billing
5 20 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.50%) Marketing
7 15 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.22%) Law
9 10 (0.94%) Local Government
10 9 (0.84%) Advertising
10 9 (0.84%) Legal
10 9 (0.84%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.56%) Electronics
14 5 (0.47%) Automotive
15 4 (0.37%) Military
16 3 (0.28%) Front Office
16 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.28%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 304 (28.49%) Architect
2 190 (17.81%) Developer
3 161 (15.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 119 (11.15%) Cloud Architect
5 78 (7.31%) Consultant
6 64 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 63 (5.90%) Solutions Architect
8 61 (5.72%) Azure Architect
9 50 (4.69%) AWS Engineer
10 49 (4.59%) Azure Engineer
10 49 (4.59%) Java Developer
11 48 (4.50%) Technical Architect
12 46 (4.31%) AWS DevOps
13 37 (3.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 37 (3.47%) Azure Consultant
14 35 (3.28%) AWS Architect
15 32 (3.00%) Infrastructure Architect
16 29 (2.72%) Enterprise Architect
16 29 (2.72%) Security Architect
17 28 (2.62%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (10.68%) .NET
2 101 (9.47%) Spring
2 101 (9.47%) Web Services
3 85 (7.97%) REST
4 80 (7.50%) RESTful
5 78 (7.31%) JSON
6 65 (6.09%) Middleware
7 64 (6.00%) Node.js
8 63 (5.90%) Spring Boot
9 59 (5.53%) SOAP
10 48 (4.50%) AngularJS
10 48 (4.50%) HTML
11 43 (4.03%) XML
12 36 (3.37%) J2EE
13 33 (3.09%) Java EE
14 30 (2.81%) .NET Framework
15 29 (2.72%) CSS
16 27 (2.53%) Hibernate
16 27 (2.53%) Swagger
17 26 (2.44%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 53 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.22%) Public Cloud
4 44 (4.12%) Cloud Native
5 37 (3.47%) Private Cloud
6 36 (3.37%) Virtual Team
7 33 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (2.72%) Management Information System
8 29 (2.72%) User Experience
9 26 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (2.06%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.78%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.78%) PKI
12 14 (1.31%) Fintech
13 11 (1.03%) Replication
14 9 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
16 7 (0.66%) Clustering
16 7 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 227 (21.27%) Linux
2 192 (17.99%) Windows
3 94 (8.81%) Unix
4 72 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (6.00%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.22%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.66%) Android
9 7 (0.66%) Solaris
10 6 (0.56%) AIX
10 6 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.56%) HPUX
11 5 (0.47%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.37%) CentOS
12 4 (0.37%) VMS
13 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.094%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (41.61%) DevOps
2 422 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (15.37%) Microservices
3 164 (15.37%) Open Source
4 142 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
5 140 (13.12%) Scrum
6 108 (10.12%) Configuration Management
7 106 (9.93%) SOA
7 106 (9.93%) TDD
8 100 (9.37%) Continuous Delivery
9 93 (8.72%) Migration
10 69 (6.47%) Enterprise Architecture
11 67 (6.28%) TOGAF
12 66 (6.19%) Kanban
13 58 (5.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 58 (5.44%) ITIL
14 57 (5.34%) BDD
14 57 (5.34%) Test Automation
15 54 (5.06%) Software Engineering
16 51 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 267 (25.02%) Java
2 196 (18.37%) Python
3 104 (9.75%) SQL
4 97 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 94 (8.81%) Ruby
6 83 (7.78%) JavaScript
7 81 (7.59%) Go
8 59 (5.53%) Groovy
9 44 (4.12%) Perl
10 42 (3.94%) C#
11 40 (3.75%) Bash Shell
12 37 (3.47%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.78%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.69%) PHP
15 15 (1.41%) TypeScript
16 13 (1.22%) C++
16 13 (1.22%) Scala
17 11 (1.03%) C
17 11 (1.03%) ES6
18 10 (0.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 109 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 83 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 53 (4.97%) Degree
4 19 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.31%) MCSE
6 13 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.12%) CISSP
8 10 (0.94%) AWS Certification
8 10 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.66%) CCIE
10 7 (0.66%) CISM
10 7 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.66%) MySQL Certification
11 5 (0.47%) CCDP
11 5 (0.47%) EMC Certification
12 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
12 4 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.66%) QA
2 9 (0.84%) GCP
2 9 (0.84%) GDPR
2 9 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.75%) COBIT
3 8 (0.75%) PMO
4 7 (0.66%) SLA
5 4 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.19%) RMADS
7 1 (0.094%) GxP
7 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 161 (15.09%) Docker
2 87 (8.15%) Active Directory
3 56 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (3.19%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.31%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.31%) XenServer
8 10 (0.94%) HDFS
8 10 (0.94%) vSphere
9 9 (0.84%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.66%) vCloud
11 6 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.47%) pfSense
13 4 (0.37%) XenApp
14 3 (0.28%) KVM
14 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.094%) Shibboleth
15 1 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 205 (19.21%) Ansible
2 198 (18.56%) Opscode Chef
3 183 (17.15%) Puppet
4 83 (7.78%) Kubernetes
5 40 (3.75%) Terraform
6 25 (2.34%) Salt
7 19 (1.78%) SCCM
8 15 (1.41%) SCOM
9 11 (1.03%) logstash
9 11 (1.03%) Nagios
9 11 (1.03%) vRealize
10 10 (0.94%) Kibana
11 7 (0.66%) Mesos
12 6 (0.56%) Consul
12 6 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.56%) SELinux
13 5 (0.47%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 243 (22.77%) Microsoft
2 105 (9.84%) VMware
3 94 (8.81%) Oracle
4 79 (7.40%) Red Hat
5 45 (4.22%) Citrix
6 38 (3.56%) IBM
7 36 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (3.37%) Splunk
8 34 (3.19%) Google
9 31 (2.91%) Cisco
10 26 (2.44%) ServiceNow
11 25 (2.34%) MuleSoft
12 22 (2.06%) New Relic
13 21 (1.97%) AppDynamics
14 19 (1.78%) Dell
15 18 (1.69%) SAP
16 16 (1.50%) Apigee
17 15 (1.41%) CheckPoint
18 12 (1.12%) EMC
19 11 (1.03%) Sitecore