The table below looks at the statistics for PaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PaaS over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 429 465 485
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +20
Contract jobs citing PaaS 160 98 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.20% 0.084%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.75% 5.44% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 63 27
Average daily rate
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£475 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £453 £438
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -
PaaS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2781 1801 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.55% 3.75% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1804 1157 670
Average daily rate £415 £410 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +25.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 31 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.89 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+96.07% -53.21%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

PaaS Jobs Demand Trend in England

PaaS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

PaaS Daily Rate Trend in England

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PaaS across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

PaaS Daily Rate Histogram in England

PaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PaaS across the England region.

PaaS Hourly Rate Trend in England

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +43 91 £525 +17.97% 33
South East -11 18 £395 -23.67% 17
North West -25 16 £393 -1.87% 3
East of England +11 13 £463 -19.56% 3
West Midlands - 9 £325 - 1
South West +14 5 £450 -10.00% 11
Yorkshire - 4 £550 - 1
Midlands - 2 £581 -
North East -10 1 - - 6
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 109 (36.95%) SaaS
2 103 (34.92%) Puppet
3 102 (34.58%) IaaS
4 96 (32.54%) DevOps
5 93 (31.53%) Continuous Integration
5 93 (31.53%) Linux
6 86 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (27.80%) Amazon AWS
8 76 (25.76%) Java
9 72 (24.41%) Opscode Chef
10 59 (20.00%) Configuration Management
11 58 (19.66%) Git (software)
11 58 (19.66%) Ruby
12 55 (18.64%) Change Management
12 55 (18.64%) Jenkins
13 53 (17.97%) Windows
14 52 (17.63%) Security Cleared
15 50 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
16 48 (16.27%) UNIX
16 48 (16.27%) Microsoft
16 48 (16.27%) Ansible
17 47 (15.93%) Web Services
17 47 (15.93%) Open Source
17 47 (15.93%) SC Cleared
18 45 (15.25%) Python
18 45 (15.25%) Finance
18 45 (15.25%) VMware
19 43 (14.58%) Automated Testing
20 41 (13.90%) Data Centre
21 40 (13.56%) Firewall

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 28 (9.49%) JBoss
1 28 (9.49%) OpenStack
2 26 (8.81%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.08%) Lync
4 14 (4.75%) Apache
5 13 (4.41%) Tomcat
6 12 (4.07%) IIS
7 11 (3.73%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.71%) MS Exchange
8 8 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.71%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (2.71%) Confluence
8 8 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (2.37%) CMS
10 6 (2.03%) WebLogic
10 6 (2.03%) Node.js
11 5 (1.69%) SAS
12 4 (1.36%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 21 (7.12%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.44%) MS Office
3 13 (4.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.02%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.71%) Maximo
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 109 (36.95%) SaaS
2 102 (34.58%) IaaS
3 82 (27.80%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (4.75%) Office 365
6 12 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.37%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.37%) Heroku
8 6 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.69%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.36%) Route 53
11 3 (1.02%) GitHub
11 3 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.02%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.68%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.56%) Firewall
2 28 (9.49%) SSL
3 26 (8.81%) DNS
4 24 (8.14%) TCP/IP
5 23 (7.80%) VPN
6 22 (7.46%) HTTP
7 17 (5.76%) VLAN
7 17 (5.76%) Network Security
8 16 (5.42%) LAN
8 16 (5.42%) WAN
9 14 (4.75%) SAN
9 14 (4.75%) Internet
10 11 (3.73%) MPLS
10 11 (3.73%) LDAP
11 10 (3.39%) DHCP
12 9 (3.05%) FTP
13 7 (2.37%) NAS
14 5 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (1.36%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.54%) MongoDB
2 33 (11.19%) MySQL
3 29 (9.83%) SQL Server
4 21 (7.12%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (6.10%) Big Data
6 15 (5.08%) NoSQL
6 15 (5.08%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.75%) RDBMS
8 9 (3.05%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.05%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.36%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.36%) OLTP
10 4 (1.36%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.34%) SAP Data Services
12 1 (0.34%) Redis
12 1 (0.34%) OLAP
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (19.66%) Git (software)
2 55 (18.64%) Jenkins
3 32 (10.85%) Subversion
4 23 (7.80%) Maven
5 18 (6.10%) Mercurial
6 14 (4.75%) JIRA
7 10 (3.39%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.69%) Ant
9 5 (1.69%) Hudson
10 3 (1.02%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.02%) RSpec
11 2 (0.68%) MSI
11 2 (0.68%) JUnit
11 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.68%) Selenium
12 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.34%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.34%) Mocha
General
1 45 (15.25%) Finance
2 14 (4.75%) Banking
3 12 (4.07%) Marketing
4 10 (3.39%) Billing
4 10 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.71%) Games
5 8 (2.71%) Retail
6 6 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.02%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.02%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
9 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 105 (35.59%) Architect
2 53 (17.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (10.51%) Solutions Architect
4 29 (9.83%) Infrastructure Architect
4 29 (9.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 26 (8.81%) Developer
6 23 (7.80%) Consultant
7 19 (6.44%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (5.08%) Senior Architect
8 15 (5.08%) Enterprise Architect
9 14 (4.75%) Security Architect
10 13 (4.41%) Applications Architect
11 11 (3.73%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.39%) Analyst
13 9 (3.05%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
14 7 (2.37%) Support Engineer
15 6 (2.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 6 (2.03%) Security Specialist
15 6 (2.03%) Support Consultant
15 6 (2.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.93%) Web Services
2 19 (6.44%) Middleware
3 18 (6.10%) REST
4 13 (4.41%) JSON
4 13 (4.41%) .NET
5 12 (4.07%) HTML
5 12 (4.07%) SOAP
6 8 (2.71%) CSS
6 8 (2.71%) Apache Camel
7 7 (2.37%) J2EE
8 6 (2.03%) Spring
8 6 (2.03%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (1.69%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.69%) WCF
10 4 (1.36%) jQuery
10 4 (1.36%) Memcached
10 4 (1.36%) WSDL
10 4 (1.36%) SAML
11 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.90%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.42%) Public Cloud
2 16 (5.42%) Clustering
3 12 (4.07%) Data Integration
4 10 (3.39%) GIS
5 8 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.71%) Private Cloud
5 8 (2.71%) User Experience
5 8 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.71%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.03%) PKI
7 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.36%) Social Media
8 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.02%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.02%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.02%) FMCG
10 2 (0.68%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 93 (31.53%) Linux
2 53 (17.97%) Windows
3 48 (16.27%) UNIX
4 30 (10.17%) CentOS
5 27 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (8.81%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.69%) Solaris
9 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.02%) AIX
11 2 (0.68%) SUSE
11 2 (0.68%) VMS
11 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.68%) Android
11 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.34%) Fedora
12 1 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.54%) DevOps
2 93 (31.53%) Continuous Integration
3 86 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 55 (18.64%) Change Management
6 47 (15.93%) Open Source
7 43 (14.58%) Automated Testing
8 40 (13.56%) SOA
9 38 (12.88%) ITIL
10 32 (10.85%) TOGAF
11 30 (10.17%) Scrum
12 26 (8.81%) Service Delivery
12 26 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
13 25 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
14 21 (7.12%) Migration
15 20 (6.78%) E-Commerce
16 17 (5.76%) CRM
16 17 (5.76%) PRINCE2
16 17 (5.76%) Project Management
16 17 (5.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (25.76%) Java
2 58 (19.66%) Ruby
3 45 (15.25%) Python
4 32 (10.85%) Bash Shell
5 19 (6.44%) SQL
6 16 (5.42%) C#
6 16 (5.42%) Go
6 16 (5.42%) Scala
7 13 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 13 (4.41%) Perl
7 13 (4.41%) PHP
8 12 (4.07%) JavaScript
9 9 (3.05%) C
10 6 (2.03%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.69%) C++
12 3 (1.02%) PHP5
13 2 (0.68%) Korn
14 1 (0.34%) JCL
14 1 (0.34%) REXX
14 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (17.63%) Security Cleared
2 47 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.08%) Degree
4 10 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (3.05%) CISSP
6 8 (2.71%) CISM
7 6 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.36%) CCNP
8 4 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 3 (1.02%) VCAP
9 3 (1.02%) CCNA
9 3 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.68%) GIAC
10 2 (0.68%) CCSA
10 2 (0.68%) GCIA
10 2 (0.68%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.75%) QA
1 14 (4.75%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.03%) SLA
2 6 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.02%) COBIT
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) EMIR
System Software
1 28 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 28 (9.49%) Hyper-V
2 17 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.76%) vSphere
3 5 (1.69%) vCloud
3 5 (1.69%) Docker
3 5 (1.69%) NFS
3 5 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.68%) XenServer
5 1 (0.34%) Varnish
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) Firmware
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 103 (34.92%) Puppet
2 72 (24.41%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (16.27%) Ansible
4 28 (9.49%) Salt
5 10 (3.39%) Vagrant
6 6 (2.03%) OVSD
7 3 (1.02%) WSUS
7 3 (1.02%) Nagios
7 3 (1.02%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.68%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.68%) collectd
9 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.34%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 45 (15.25%) VMware
3 34 (11.53%) Oracle
4 23 (7.80%) IBM
5 18 (6.10%) Red Hat
6 15 (5.08%) Citrix
7 13 (4.41%) Cisco
8 12 (4.07%) HP
9 9 (3.05%) NetApp
9 9 (3.05%) F5
9 9 (3.05%) Rackspace
10 8 (2.71%) ESRI
11 7 (2.37%) SAP
12 6 (2.03%) Informatica
12 6 (2.03%) Google
13 5 (1.69%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.69%) Business Objects
14 4 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (1.36%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.36%) Facebook
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