The table below looks at the statistics for PaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PaaS over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 186 187 214
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +27
Contract jobs citing PaaS 11 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.24% 0.055%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.59% 5.98% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £475 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +52.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £396 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £475 £423
% change year-on-year
-9.47% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Cloud Services Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
306 234 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.68% 3.97% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 161 149
Average daily rate £450 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.21% -5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.82% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PaaS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

PaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

PaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PaaS across the City of London region.

PaaS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PaaS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

PaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing PaaS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PaaS.

1 13 (44.83%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (44.83%) DevOps
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (41.38%) Puppet
2 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (37.93%) Python
3 11 (37.93%) SaaS
4 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
4 10 (34.48%) IaaS
4 10 (34.48%) Java
4 10 (34.48%) Linux
5 9 (31.03%) MySQL
5 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
5 9 (31.03%) Banking
5 9 (31.03%) Subversion
5 9 (31.03%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
5 9 (31.03%) Ansible
5 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (31.03%) MongoDB
5 9 (31.03%) Open Source
6 8 (27.59%) Mercurial
6 8 (27.59%) Salt
6 8 (27.59%) HTTP
6 8 (27.59%) SSL
7 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (24.14%) Scala
8 6 (20.69%) Go
8 6 (20.69%) Continuous Delivery

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing PaaS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PaaS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
1 2 (6.90%) NServiceBus
1 2 (6.90%) Lync
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (37.93%) SaaS
4 10 (34.48%) IaaS
5 4 (13.79%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (3.45%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (3.45%) Office 365
6 1 (3.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
2 8 (27.59%) HTTP
2 8 (27.59%) SSL
3 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) LDAP
5 1 (3.45%) DHCP
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) SAN
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) MySQL
1 9 (31.03%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (31.03%) MongoDB
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.45%) Mahout
4 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
2 9 (31.03%) Subversion
3 8 (27.59%) Mercurial
4 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.90%) VisualAge
5 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium
6 1 (3.45%) Hudson
6 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) UI Designer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) UX Designer
6 1 (3.45%) Designer
6 1 (3.45%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) JMX
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) Spring
3 2 (6.90%) JSON
3 2 (6.90%) Dojo
3 2 (6.90%) WCF
3 2 (6.90%) jQuery
3 2 (6.90%) MooTools
3 2 (6.90%) XHR
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.90%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) JSP
3 2 (6.90%) Servlets
3 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 2 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (6.90%) XSD
3 2 (6.90%) DOM
3 2 (6.90%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (6.90%) Clustering
1 2 (6.90%) Derivative
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) CentOS
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Debian
4 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) DevOps
2 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
3 9 (31.03%) Open Source
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (17.24%) Project Management
7 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Benchmarking
7 4 (13.79%) Software Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) Low Latency
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (10.34%) Product Management
8 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
8 3 (10.34%) Use Case
8 3 (10.34%) MVC
8 3 (10.34%) SOA
9 2 (6.90%) EAI
9 2 (6.90%) OOD
9 2 (6.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Python
2 10 (34.48%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) Scala
4 6 (20.69%) Go
4 6 (20.69%) Ruby
5 5 (17.24%) Perl
6 4 (13.79%) C
6 4 (13.79%) C++
6 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
7 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.34%) SQL
8 2 (6.90%) C#
9 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO 9001
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) vSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) Puppet
2 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (31.03%) Ansible
3 8 (27.59%) Salt
4 4 (13.79%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.45%) Mesos
5 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) EMC
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Facebook
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter
3 1 (3.45%) Rackspace