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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 187 200 197
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing PaaS 13 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.12% 0.049%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.81% 5.84% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
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£450 £513 £725
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -29.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £419
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.86 -
PaaS
London

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
191 137 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.39% 2.02% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 100 61
Average daily rate £450 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) IaaS
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (32.00%) Linux
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) Puppet
4 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (28.00%) DevOps
5 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (24.00%) SaaS
6 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (20.00%) CQRS
6 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
6 5 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 5 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.00%) Ruby
6 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (20.00%) .NET
6 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 5 (20.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.00%) C#
6 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (20.00%) HTTP
6 5 (20.00%) MVC
7 4 (16.00%) Change Management
7 4 (16.00%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (52.00%) IaaS
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (24.00%) SaaS
4 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (4.00%) Office 365
5 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) HTTP
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) SNMP
3 2 (8.00%) VPN
3 2 (8.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
4 1 (4.00%) SMTP
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) SSL
4 1 (4.00%) LDAP
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 5 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) RSpec
3 1 (4.00%) Hudson
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Service Transition Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Service Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Transition Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
1 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) WAMP
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (28.00%) DevOps
3 5 (20.00%) CQRS
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 5 (20.00%) TDD
3 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) Change Management
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Build Automation
6 2 (8.00%) Information Security
6 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.00%) Release Management
7 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.00%) SOA
7 1 (4.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Ruby
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) Perl
3 4 (16.00%) Python
3 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) vSphere
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Puppet
1 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.00%) Salt
2 4 (16.00%) Ansible
3 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (4.00%) Nagios
3 1 (4.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) F5
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Juniper
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Tripwire