Period
to 28 May 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 28 May 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 148 201
Rank change year-on-year -11 +53 +37
Contract jobs citing PaaS 754 1,678 1,381
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.85% 1.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.30% 6.68% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 1,178 921
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £386 £413 £375
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +0.39% +2.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.36% -15.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £64.00 £73.00 -
% change year-on-year -12.33% - -

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 14,214 25,115 21,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.35% 27.67% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,446 17,271 14,423
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 298 304
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.91% +13.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.93 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.70 £55.75 £56.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £16.68
% change year-on-year +15.00% +19.90% -4.08%

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PaaS.

Daily rate trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PaaS over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PaaS.

Hourly rate trend for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PaaS over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PaaS in the UK

PaaS
Top 16 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 28 May 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 -19 680 £525 - 116
UK excluding London -13 397 £513 +0.39% 99
London +2 322 £550 - 33
South East -42 119 £530 +3.41% 26
North of England +38 82 £514 +1.78% 26
Midlands +11 74 £500 - 13
West Midlands +19 72 £500 -4.76% 6
Work from Home +2 62 £538 -4.44% 5
Scotland +25 50 £425 -10.53% 8
South West +17 43 £513 -2.38% 12
North West +42 37 £500 -4.76% 14
Yorkshire +27 32 £550 - 5
East of England +61 27 £486 -2.75% 6
North East +6 13 £538 +13.16% 7
Wales +11 4 £525 -8.70% 8
East Midlands +26 2 £500 +11.11% 7

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 526 (69.76%) Azure
2 437 (57.96%) IaaS
3 320 (42.44%) DevOps
4 316 (41.91%) SaaS
5 271 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
6 270 (35.81%) Microsoft
7 209 (27.72%) SQL
7 209 (27.72%) Windows
8 199 (26.39%) AWS
9 143 (18.97%) PowerShell
10 127 (16.84%) Migration
11 121 (16.05%) Security Cleared
12 119 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
13 115 (15.25%) Oracle
14 108 (14.32%) Analytics
14 108 (14.32%) .NET
14 108 (14.32%) Linux
14 108 (14.32%) Finance
15 103 (13.66%) Git (software)
16 102 (13.53%) Terraform
16 102 (13.53%) Active Directory
16 102 (13.53%) Public Sector
17 98 (13.00%) Infrastructure as Code
18 97 (12.86%) Java
18 97 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
19 93 (12.33%) DNS
19 93 (12.33%) SC Cleared
20 89 (11.80%) Scrum
21 88 (11.67%) Test Automation
21 88 (11.67%) Kubernetes

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 35 (4.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 30 (3.98%) WebLogic
3 23 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (2.52%) Confluence
6 17 (2.25%) Apache
7 16 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
7 16 (2.12%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.99%) Skype for Business
9 12 (1.59%) MS Exchange
10 10 (1.33%) SAS
11 9 (1.19%) CMS
12 8 (1.06%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.80%) IIS
14 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.40%) JBoss
15 3 (0.40%) Jupyter
15 3 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.40%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Maya
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (2.12%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.53%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.27%) Magento
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.27%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.13%) Actimize
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.13%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 526 (69.76%) Azure
2 437 (57.96%) IaaS
3 316 (41.91%) SaaS
4 199 (26.39%) AWS
5 84 (11.14%) Power Platform
6 74 (9.81%) Office 365
7 67 (8.89%) Serverless
8 54 (7.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 44 (5.84%) GCP
10 31 (4.11%) Azure Functions
11 27 (3.58%) GitHub
12 21 (2.79%) Logic Apps
13 20 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (2.39%) Amazon S3
15 15 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (1.86%) Amazon EKS
17 13 (1.72%) OpenShift
17 13 (1.72%) Slack
18 12 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
18 12 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 93 (12.33%) DNS
2 87 (11.54%) Firewall
3 56 (7.43%) VPN
4 36 (4.77%) DMZ
5 32 (4.24%) WAN
6 29 (3.85%) Network Security
7 26 (3.45%) LAN
7 26 (3.45%) TCP/IP
8 17 (2.25%) HTTP
9 16 (2.12%) Skype
9 16 (2.12%) SSL
10 15 (1.99%) DHCP
11 14 (1.86%) Internet
12 11 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (1.33%) Kerberos
13 10 (1.33%) SAN
14 9 (1.19%) HTTPS
14 9 (1.19%) MPLS
14 9 (1.19%) Wireless
15 7 (0.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 80 (10.61%) Power BI
3 66 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (7.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 55 (7.29%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (6.90%) Data Lake
7 46 (6.10%) HDInsight
8 39 (5.17%) NoSQL
9 36 (4.77%) Cosmos DB
9 36 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (3.45%) Hadoop
11 24 (3.18%) MySQL
11 24 (3.18%) Oracle Database
12 21 (2.79%) Oracle ODI
13 20 (2.65%) Redis
14 16 (2.12%) MongoDB
14 16 (2.12%) Relational Database
15 15 (1.99%) Big Data
16 13 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 13 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 103 (13.66%) Git (software)
2 84 (11.14%) Jenkins
3 59 (7.82%) Visual Studio
4 43 (5.70%) JIRA
5 28 (3.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 24 (3.18%) Artifactory
7 21 (2.79%) Maven
7 21 (2.79%) Postman
8 17 (2.25%) SoapUI
9 16 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.72%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (1.33%) gulp
13 9 (1.19%) GitLab
14 8 (1.06%) Cucumber
14 8 (1.06%) Gradle
14 8 (1.06%) JUnit
14 8 (1.06%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.93%) SpecFlow
16 5 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 108 (14.32%) Finance
2 102 (13.53%) Public Sector
3 35 (4.64%) Manufacturing
4 33 (4.38%) Banking
5 30 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.71%) Marketing
7 25 (3.32%) Electronics
8 15 (1.99%) Retail
9 12 (1.59%) Front Office
10 11 (1.46%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.19%) Back Office
11 9 (1.19%) French Language
12 6 (0.80%) Law
13 5 (0.66%) Legal
14 4 (0.53%) Advertising
14 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.40%) German Language
15 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 186 (24.67%) Architect
2 134 (17.77%) Developer
3 112 (14.85%) DevOps Engineer
4 75 (9.95%) Azure Engineer
5 55 (7.29%) Solutions Architect
6 53 (7.03%) Azure Architect
7 51 (6.76%) Consultant
8 47 (6.23%) Cloud Engineer
9 40 (5.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 40 (5.31%) Cloud Architect
10 33 (4.38%) Azure Developer
10 33 (4.38%) Azure DevOps
11 31 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 28 (3.71%) Technical Architect
13 27 (3.58%) .NET Developer
14 23 (3.05%) Office 365 Engineer
15 22 (2.92%) Platform Engineer
16 21 (2.79%) Azure Consultant
17 20 (2.65%) Cloud Developer
17 20 (2.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (14.32%) .NET
2 72 (9.55%) Web Services
3 51 (6.76%) HTML
4 46 (6.10%) REST
5 43 (5.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 40 (5.31%) CSS
7 38 (5.04%) React
8 37 (4.91%) JSON
9 36 (4.77%) SAML
9 36 (4.77%) SOAP
10 33 (4.38%) XML
11 31 (4.11%) .NET Core
12 28 (3.71%) AngularJS
13 27 (3.58%) Middleware
14 25 (3.32%) Node.js
15 22 (2.92%) ASP.NET
15 22 (2.92%) XSLT
16 20 (2.65%) RESTful
17 19 (2.52%) OAuth
18 17 (2.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.62%) Public Cloud
2 52 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 41 (5.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 27 (3.58%) Cloud Native
5 26 (3.45%) User Experience
6 22 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.79%) PKI
7 21 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.65%) Private Cloud
9 19 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (2.52%) Replication
10 18 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (2.39%) Social Media
11 7 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
11 7 (0.93%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.80%) Clustering
12 6 (0.80%) FMCG
12 6 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 209 (27.72%) Windows
2 108 (14.32%) Linux
3 60 (7.96%) Windows Server
4 41 (5.44%) Windows 10
5 34 (4.51%) Unix
6 21 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.93%) VMS
11 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.53%) CentOS
12 4 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.40%) Android
13 3 (0.40%) Solaris
14 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.13%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (42.44%) DevOps
2 271 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (16.84%) Migration
4 119 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
5 108 (14.32%) Analytics
6 98 (13.00%) Infrastructure as Code
7 97 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
8 89 (11.80%) Scrum
9 88 (11.67%) Test Automation
10 76 (10.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 58 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 55 (7.29%) SOA
13 51 (6.76%) Data Management
13 51 (6.76%) Microservices
14 50 (6.63%) Project Delivery
15 49 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
16 48 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 46 (6.10%) Data Modelling
18 42 (5.57%) ETL
19 41 (5.44%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 209 (27.72%) SQL
2 143 (18.97%) PowerShell
3 97 (12.86%) Java
4 87 (11.54%) C#
5 85 (11.27%) JavaScript
6 78 (10.34%) Python
7 39 (5.17%) Bash Shell
8 37 (4.91%) Ruby
9 35 (4.64%) Shell Script
10 31 (4.11%) PL/SQL
11 26 (3.45%) C
11 26 (3.45%) T-SQL
12 17 (2.25%) Go
13 16 (2.12%) TypeScript
14 12 (1.59%) Perl
15 10 (1.33%) Java 8
16 8 (1.06%) C++
16 8 (1.06%) Groovy
16 8 (1.06%) VBScript
17 7 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 121 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 93 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 41 (5.44%) Degree
4 36 (4.77%) DV Cleared
5 26 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.86%) MCSE
8 11 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (1.19%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.93%) CISSP
10 7 (0.93%) MCITP
11 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.53%) MCSA
12 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.40%) APMG
13 3 (0.40%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.40%) CISM
14 2 (0.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.71%) QA
2 22 (2.92%) GDPR
3 14 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.93%) GxP
5 6 (0.80%) PMO
5 6 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.66%) NIST
6 5 (0.66%) SLA
7 4 (0.53%) BS7799
8 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.27%) HL7
9 2 (0.27%) NCSC
9 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 102 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 71 (9.42%) Docker
3 63 (8.36%) Virtual Machines
4 43 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.99%) vSphere
7 12 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.06%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.53%) HDFS
10 4 (0.53%) NFS
11 3 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.40%) XenApp
12 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.13%) UAG
13 1 (0.13%) vCloud
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 102 (13.53%) Terraform
2 88 (11.67%) Kubernetes
3 76 (10.08%) Ansible
4 38 (5.04%) Single Sign-On
5 32 (4.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 25 (3.32%) SCCM
7 21 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.86%) Puppet
8 14 (1.86%) SCOM
9 9 (1.19%) Prometheus
10 8 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.93%) Data Guard
12 6 (0.80%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.66%) WSUS
14 4 (0.53%) Ambari
14 4 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
14 4 (0.53%) logstash
14 4 (0.53%) Nessus
14 4 (0.53%) Oozie
14 4 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 270 (35.81%) Microsoft
2 115 (15.25%) Oracle
3 57 (7.56%) VMware
4 54 (7.16%) SAP
5 39 (5.17%) Cisco
5 39 (5.17%) Informatica
6 27 (3.58%) Google
6 27 (3.58%) Splunk
7 22 (2.92%) Citrix
8 19 (2.52%) Tableau
9 16 (2.12%) ServiceNow
10 14 (1.86%) Cloudera
10 14 (1.86%) Symantec
11 13 (1.72%) Hortonworks
11 13 (1.72%) HP
12 10 (1.33%) Databricks
13 9 (1.19%) Dynatrace
13 9 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.06%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.06%) Palo Alto