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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 185 218 223
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +5
Contract jobs citing PaaS 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.054% 0.038%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.57% 2.55% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £313 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £423 £448
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
185 157 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.18% 2.13% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 124 74
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (48.65%) SaaS
3 16 (43.24%) IaaS
3 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
4 15 (40.54%) C#
5 11 (29.73%) SQL
5 11 (29.73%) Web Services
5 11 (29.73%) Linux
5 11 (29.73%) HTTP
6 10 (27.03%) Windows
6 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
6 10 (27.03%) SOA
6 10 (27.03%) .NET
6 10 (27.03%) TDD
7 9 (24.32%) MVC
7 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
7 9 (24.32%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (24.32%) Multithreading
8 7 (18.92%) XML
8 7 (18.92%) OO
8 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (18.92%) DevOps
9 6 (16.22%) Puppet
9 6 (16.22%) IIS
9 6 (16.22%) NUnit
10 5 (13.51%) Bugzilla
10 5 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (16.22%) IIS
2 5 (13.51%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.41%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.70%) Tuxedo
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (48.65%) SaaS
3 16 (43.24%) IaaS
4 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (5.41%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.70%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) HTTP
2 4 (10.81%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) SSL
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 2 (5.41%) SNMP
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) LDAP
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) SMTP
4 1 (2.70%) MPLS
4 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.70%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
4 3 (8.11%) Big Data
5 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.70%) MySQL
6 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) NUnit
2 5 (13.51%) Bugzilla
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.41%) RSpec
4 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.70%) MSTest
4 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.70%) QUnit
4 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) JSUnit
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Advertising
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Architect
2 8 (21.62%) C# Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Developer
3 5 (13.51%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Senior BizTalk Developer
3 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (10.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Service Transition Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Service Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Transition Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Integration Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) Web Services
2 10 (27.03%) .NET
3 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
3 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (18.92%) XML
5 5 (13.51%) XSD
5 5 (13.51%) XSL
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 5 (13.51%) WCF
6 4 (10.81%) REST
7 3 (8.11%) JSON
8 2 (5.41%) Middleware
8 2 (5.41%) RESTful
9 1 (2.70%) HTML
9 1 (2.70%) WAMP
9 1 (2.70%) OAuth
9 1 (2.70%) Ajax
9 1 (2.70%) SAML
9 1 (2.70%) CSS
9 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Open Source
2 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.41%) Physics
2 2 (5.41%) Social Network
3 1 (2.70%) DataPower
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Linux
2 10 (27.03%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) SOA
1 10 (27.03%) TDD
2 9 (24.32%) Multithreading
2 9 (24.32%) MVC
3 7 (18.92%) OO
3 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
3 7 (18.92%) DevOps
4 5 (13.51%) Refactoring
4 5 (13.51%) CRM
4 5 (13.51%) OOP
4 5 (13.51%) EAI
4 5 (13.51%) Data Modelling
4 5 (13.51%) OOD
5 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.81%) CQRS
6 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.41%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) C#
2 11 (29.73%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
4 2 (5.41%) Erlang
4 2 (5.41%) Scala
4 2 (5.41%) C
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) CISSP
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (16.22%) Puppet
3 3 (8.11%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Nagios
4 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.70%) logstash
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 2 (5.41%) Cognizant
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) Google
4 1 (2.70%) Akamai
4 1 (2.70%) F5
4 1 (2.70%) WSO2
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) EMC
4 1 (2.70%) NetApp
4 1 (2.70%) Juniper
4 1 (2.70%) BMC