The table below looks at the statistics for PaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PaaS over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
UK / England
Rank 228 389 453
Rank change year-on-year
+161 +64
Contract jobs citing PaaS 428 214 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 0.45% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.91% 5.68% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 162 103
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
5414 3769 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 8.00% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3866 2661 1540
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 57 81
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £13.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.86 £80.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +133 244 £525 +5.00% 48
South East +56 99 £488 +8.33% 10
North East +16 32 £350 -
East of England -1 14 £450 +5.88% 2
North West +21 12 £530 +41.33% 6
East Midlands +13 9 £574 +4.31%
South West +3 8 £500 +42.85% 5
West Midlands -2 7 £675 +107.69% 8
Yorkshire +15 5 £375 -25.00% 9
Midlands +1 1 - -
South Coast - 1 £500 -
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 727 (68.78%) IaaS
2 429 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
3 365 (34.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 362 (34.25%) DevOps
5 348 (32.92%) SaaS
6 311 (29.42%) Microsoft
7 308 (29.14%) Amazon AWS
8 293 (27.72%) Linux
9 281 (26.58%) Windows
10 254 (24.03%) ITIL
11 237 (22.42%) Open Source
12 219 (20.72%) Java
13 168 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
14 167 (15.80%) VMware
15 160 (15.14%) Scrum
16 153 (14.47%) Service Management
17 152 (14.38%) Finance
18 151 (14.29%) Python
18 151 (14.29%) Security Cleared
19 140 (13.25%) SQL Server
19 140 (13.25%) TDD
20 139 (13.15%) Change Management
20 139 (13.15%) Cloud Foundry
21 131 (12.39%) Oracle
22 128 (12.11%) SQL
23 125 (11.83%) Puppet
24 123 (11.64%) .NET
25 122 (11.54%) Configuration Management
25 122 (11.54%) Git (software)
26 121 (11.45%) Docker

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 139 (13.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 62 (5.87%) WebSphere
3 56 (5.30%) IIS
4 52 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 51 (4.82%) nginx
6 47 (4.45%) OpenStack
7 38 (3.60%) Oracle Application Server
8 36 (3.41%) Confluence
9 30 (2.84%) Tomcat
10 27 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (2.27%) Apache Spark
12 23 (2.18%) Apache
13 21 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
13 21 (1.99%) WebLogic
14 17 (1.61%) Apache Solr
14 17 (1.61%) JBoss
15 14 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
18 10 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 114 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 51 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (1.61%) MS Office
4 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 59 (5.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (3.69%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (3.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.095%) Magento
10 1 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.095%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 727 (68.78%) IaaS
2 365 (34.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 348 (32.92%) SaaS
4 308 (29.14%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (4.07%) AWS CloudFormation
6 40 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 40 (3.78%) Office 365
7 39 (3.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 38 (3.60%) OpenShift
9 35 (3.31%) GitHub
10 34 (3.22%) Amazon EC2
11 30 (2.84%) Amazon S3
12 29 (2.74%) Heroku
13 28 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
14 25 (2.37%) CloudFront
14 25 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 24 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 22 (2.08%) AWS CloudTrail
17 15 (1.42%) Bluemix
17 15 (1.42%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 69 (6.53%) DNS
2 44 (4.16%) HTTP
3 42 (3.97%) VPN
4 35 (3.31%) Firewall
5 34 (3.22%) LDAP
6 31 (2.93%) TCP/IP
7 30 (2.84%) LAN
8 28 (2.65%) WAN
9 26 (2.46%) DHCP
10 25 (2.37%) Network Security
11 20 (1.89%) SSL
12 15 (1.42%) Internet
13 14 (1.32%) DMARC
13 14 (1.32%) DMZ
14 11 (1.04%) DKIM
14 11 (1.04%) SMTP
15 10 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
16 9 (0.85%) Kerberos
17 7 (0.66%) MPLS
17 7 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 100 (9.46%) MongoDB
3 57 (5.39%) Oracle Database
4 54 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (4.64%) NoSQL
6 42 (3.97%) Big Data
7 41 (3.88%) Hadoop
8 39 (3.69%) Oracle Database 12c
9 37 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
10 36 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 33 (3.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 30 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
12 30 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 29 (2.74%) Redis
14 28 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
15 27 (2.55%) Azure SQL Database
16 26 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
16 26 (2.46%) Power BI
16 26 (2.46%) Relational Database
17 24 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 122 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 118 (11.16%) Jenkins
3 81 (7.66%) JIRA
4 45 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (2.65%) Gradle
6 26 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
7 24 (2.27%) Subversion
8 21 (1.99%) Selenium
8 21 (1.99%) Travis CI
9 20 (1.89%) SonarQube
10 19 (1.80%) Maven
10 19 (1.80%) Mercurial
11 18 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 18 (1.70%) Visual Studio
12 16 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 16 (1.51%) JUnit
13 15 (1.42%) gulp
13 15 (1.42%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.23%) Eclipse
15 12 (1.14%) Bazaar
General
1 152 (14.38%) Finance
2 61 (5.77%) Banking
3 33 (3.12%) Retail
4 31 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.18%) Marketing
6 21 (1.99%) Advertising
7 15 (1.42%) Electronics
8 14 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.04%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.66%) Legal
11 5 (0.47%) Publishing
12 3 (0.28%) Back Office
12 3 (0.28%) Billing
12 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.28%) Games
12 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.095%) German Language
13 1 (0.095%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.095%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 264 (24.98%) Architect
2 174 (16.46%) Developer
3 118 (11.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 86 (8.14%) Cloud Architect
5 71 (6.72%) Consultant
6 61 (5.77%) DBA
7 60 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
8 57 (5.39%) Azure Architect
9 54 (5.11%) Infrastructure Architect
10 53 (5.01%) AWS Engineer
11 50 (4.73%) Operations Engineer
12 49 (4.64%) AWS DevOps
13 43 (4.07%) Oracle DBA
14 39 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 37 (3.50%) Analyst
15 37 (3.50%) Technical Architect
16 34 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
17 33 (3.12%) .NET Developer
17 33 (3.12%) Administrator
17 33 (3.12%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (11.64%) .NET
2 117 (11.07%) Web Services
3 81 (7.66%) HTML
4 76 (7.19%) JSON
5 75 (7.10%) Node.js
6 74 (7.00%) REST
7 60 (5.68%) SOAP
8 59 (5.58%) CSS
9 55 (5.20%) Spring
10 53 (5.01%) HTML5
11 52 (4.92%) Middleware
11 52 (4.92%) RESTful
12 42 (3.97%) WCF
13 33 (3.12%) Spring Boot
14 31 (2.93%) ASP.NET
15 30 (2.84%) XML
16 28 (2.65%) CSS3
16 28 (2.65%) J2EE
16 28 (2.65%) Sass
17 27 (2.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.68%) Data Centre
3 49 (4.64%) Management Information System
4 41 (3.88%) User Experience
5 32 (3.03%) CMDB
6 29 (2.74%) Public Cloud
7 26 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
8 24 (2.27%) Mobile App
9 22 (2.08%) Private Cloud
10 20 (1.89%) Computer Science
11 18 (1.70%) Clustering
12 17 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (1.61%) Tandem
13 14 (1.32%) Cloud Native
14 12 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.95%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.76%) iPad
17 7 (0.66%) Minimum Viable Product
17 7 (0.66%) Taxonomies
18 6 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 293 (27.72%) Linux
2 281 (26.58%) Windows
3 108 (10.22%) Unix
4 56 (5.30%) AIX
5 42 (3.97%) Windows Server
6 41 (3.88%) Windows XP
7 40 (3.78%) Windows 2000
8 33 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (2.27%) Ubuntu
11 11 (1.04%) CoreOS
11 11 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.76%) MVS
13 7 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.66%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.57%) Android
14 6 (0.57%) HPUX
14 6 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.57%) Solaris
14 6 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (34.25%) DevOps
3 254 (24.03%) ITIL
4 237 (22.42%) Open Source
5 168 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
6 160 (15.14%) Scrum
7 153 (14.47%) Service Management
8 140 (13.25%) TDD
9 139 (13.15%) Change Management
10 122 (11.54%) Configuration Management
11 117 (11.07%) Data Management
12 115 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 113 (10.69%) Microservices
14 91 (8.61%) PRINCE2
14 91 (8.61%) Problem Management
15 89 (8.42%) High Availability
16 78 (7.38%) CRM
17 77 (7.28%) Migration
18 76 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
19 66 (6.24%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 219 (20.72%) Java
2 151 (14.29%) Python
3 128 (12.11%) SQL
4 106 (10.03%) C#
5 100 (9.46%) JavaScript
6 82 (7.76%) Ruby
7 70 (6.62%) PowerShell
8 51 (4.82%) Go
9 47 (4.45%) Perl
10 32 (3.03%) Bash Shell
11 31 (2.93%) Shell Script
12 30 (2.84%) Scala
13 24 (2.27%) PHP
14 19 (1.80%) Groovy
15 16 (1.51%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.42%) C
17 9 (0.85%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.66%) C++
18 7 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
19 6 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 151 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 119 (11.26%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.07%) Degree
4 37 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 28 (2.65%) MCSE
7 24 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (2.08%) AWS Certification
9 17 (1.61%) MCSA
10 16 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.85%) CCNA
12 7 (0.66%) CISSP
12 7 (0.66%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.57%) CCIE
14 5 (0.47%) CISM
14 5 (0.47%) PhD
14 5 (0.47%) PMP
15 4 (0.38%) CISA
15 4 (0.38%) MCSD
15 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.20%) SLA
2 31 (2.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (2.37%) QA
4 9 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) COBIT
6 2 (0.19%) PMO
6 2 (0.19%) SDET
7 1 (0.095%) GCP
7 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.095%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 121 (11.45%) Docker
2 98 (9.27%) Active Directory
3 78 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (3.69%) vSphere
5 36 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.80%) Hyper-V
7 18 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.32%) vCloud
9 11 (1.04%) KVM
10 6 (0.57%) Xen
11 5 (0.47%) XenApp
12 4 (0.38%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.28%) HDFS
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Clusterware
14 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.095%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.095%) Gluster
15 1 (0.095%) Postfix
15 1 (0.095%) Shibboleth
15 1 (0.095%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 125 (11.83%) Puppet
2 104 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (7.66%) Ansible
4 65 (6.15%) Terraform
5 25 (2.37%) Kubernetes
6 21 (1.99%) Salt
7 17 (1.61%) SCOM
8 13 (1.23%) logstash
8 13 (1.23%) Nagios
9 12 (1.14%) Mesos
9 12 (1.14%) SCCM
10 11 (1.04%) rkt
11 10 (0.95%) Consul
12 8 (0.76%) Grafana
12 8 (0.76%) Kibana
13 7 (0.66%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.66%) Graphite
14 6 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 311 (29.42%) Microsoft
2 167 (15.80%) VMware
3 131 (12.39%) Oracle
4 45 (4.26%) Splunk
5 44 (4.16%) CA
5 44 (4.16%) Red Hat
6 35 (3.31%) Cisco
7 31 (2.93%) MuleSoft
8 28 (2.65%) AppDynamics
9 26 (2.46%) New Relic
10 22 (2.08%) Google
11 21 (1.99%) ServiceNow
12 20 (1.89%) IBM
13 19 (1.80%) Remedy
13 19 (1.80%) SAP
14 18 (1.70%) Citrix
15 15 (1.42%) Dell
15 15 (1.42%) Tableau
16 11 (1.04%) BMC
17 9 (0.85%) Informatica
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