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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 448 452 513
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +61
Contract jobs citing PaaS 138 119 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.24% 0.065%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.62% 5.98% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 82 25
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £362 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £700 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £528 £425
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +24.23%
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
2984 1990 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.97% 4.09% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1973 1304 821
Average daily rate £410 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +40.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 49 37
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -38.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £24.00 £44.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -52.34%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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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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 +1 82 £550 +12.82% 20
South East -23 21 £330 -37.50% 8
East of England +3 12 £475 -9.52% 2
North West -16 8 £396 -45.71% 1
West Midlands - 5 £363 - 6
South West +3 4 £450 +10.76% 2
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Midlands - 2 £581 -
North East -15 1 - -
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 112 (40.88%) SaaS
2 104 (37.96%) IaaS
3 79 (28.83%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (28.47%) Linux
5 75 (27.37%) Puppet
6 72 (26.28%) DevOps
7 67 (24.45%) Continuous Integration
8 64 (23.36%) Windows
8 64 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (22.99%) VMware
10 62 (22.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 59 (21.53%) Opscode Chef
12 53 (19.34%) Microsoft
13 51 (18.61%) Java
14 48 (17.52%) Configuration Management
15 46 (16.79%) Finance
16 45 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 44 (16.06%) Git (software)
17 44 (16.06%) Open Source
18 42 (15.33%) Web Services
19 40 (14.60%) Ruby
19 40 (14.60%) Data Centre
20 39 (14.23%) UNIX
20 39 (14.23%) Python
21 37 (13.50%) Firewall
21 37 (13.50%) Ansible
22 36 (13.14%) SOA
23 35 (12.77%) TOGAF
23 35 (12.77%) Security Cleared
24 34 (12.41%) DNS

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 26 (9.49%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.03%) OpenStack
3 19 (6.93%) JBoss
4 18 (6.57%) MS Exchange
4 18 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (5.11%) Lync
6 13 (4.74%) IIS
7 12 (4.38%) WebSphere
7 12 (4.38%) Apache
8 10 (3.65%) Tomcat
9 9 (3.28%) Office Communications Server
9 9 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (2.92%) Confluence
11 7 (2.55%) CMS
12 6 (2.19%) Node.js
13 5 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (1.82%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.82%) SAS
14 4 (1.46%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (7.30%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.84%) MS Office
3 9 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.19%) MS Project
5 4 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.65%) Maximo
2 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) Magento
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 112 (40.88%) SaaS
2 104 (37.96%) IaaS
3 79 (28.83%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (22.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (5.11%) Office 365
6 10 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.82%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.46%) Route 53
9 4 (1.46%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.46%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.09%) Heroku
10 3 (1.09%) GitHub
10 3 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.73%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.73%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.50%) Firewall
2 34 (12.41%) DNS
3 32 (11.68%) TCP/IP
4 30 (10.95%) SSL
5 24 (8.76%) LAN
5 24 (8.76%) SAN
6 23 (8.39%) VLAN
6 23 (8.39%) VPN
6 23 (8.39%) HTTP
7 20 (7.30%) DHCP
8 18 (6.57%) Network Security
9 17 (6.20%) NAS
10 16 (5.84%) WAN
11 15 (5.47%) Internet
12 12 (4.38%) LDAP
13 11 (4.01%) FTP
14 10 (3.65%) MPLS
15 9 (3.28%) Fibre Channel
16 8 (2.92%) WLAN
17 6 (2.19%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.31%) SQL Server
1 31 (11.31%) MongoDB
2 27 (9.85%) MySQL
3 21 (7.66%) Big Data
3 21 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.74%) RDBMS
4 13 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.92%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.55%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.55%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.82%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.09%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.73%) OLTP
10 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.36%) Redis
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.36%) MemSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (16.06%) Git (software)
2 33 (12.04%) Subversion
2 33 (12.04%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.93%) Mercurial
4 16 (5.84%) Maven
5 14 (5.11%) JIRA
6 5 (1.82%) Ant
6 5 (1.82%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.46%) Hudson
7 4 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.73%) MSI
8 2 (0.73%) RSpec
8 2 (0.73%) JUnit
8 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.73%) Selenium
8 2 (0.73%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.36%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.36%) ClearCase
General
1 46 (16.79%) Finance
2 16 (5.84%) Banking
3 13 (4.74%) Marketing
4 10 (3.65%) Retail
4 10 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.28%) Billing
6 7 (2.55%) Games
7 6 (2.19%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.82%) Publishing
9 4 (1.46%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.09%) Legal
10 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.09%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.73%) Electronics
11 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.36%) Law
12 1 (0.36%) German Language
12 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.36%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 104 (37.96%) Architect
2 30 (10.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (10.22%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (9.12%) Consultant
5 24 (8.76%) Developer
5 24 (8.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 19 (6.93%) Security Architect
7 18 (6.57%) Cloud Architect
8 16 (5.84%) Senior Architect
9 15 (5.47%) Analyst
10 13 (4.74%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.74%) Applications Architect
10 13 (4.74%) Enterprise Architect
11 11 (4.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 9 (3.28%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (2.92%) Cyber Security Architect
13 8 (2.92%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.19%) Support Consultant
14 6 (2.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 6 (2.19%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.33%) Web Services
2 19 (6.93%) Middleware
3 17 (6.20%) REST
4 11 (4.01%) SOAP
5 9 (3.28%) JSON
6 8 (2.92%) HTML
6 8 (2.92%) J2EE
7 7 (2.55%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.82%) Apache Camel
8 5 (1.82%) .NET
8 5 (1.82%) SAML
8 5 (1.82%) CSS
9 4 (1.46%) Spring
9 4 (1.46%) WCF
9 4 (1.46%) JMX
10 3 (1.09%) LAMP
10 3 (1.09%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.09%) XML
10 3 (1.09%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.60%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.57%) Public Cloud
3 15 (5.47%) Data Integration
4 13 (4.74%) GIS
5 12 (4.38%) Clustering
6 9 (3.28%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.92%) User Experience
7 8 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.92%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.55%) PKI
9 6 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.46%) Social Media
11 4 (1.46%) FMCG
12 3 (1.09%) Streaming Video
13 2 (0.73%) Replication
13 2 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 78 (28.47%) Linux
2 64 (23.36%) Windows
3 39 (14.23%) UNIX
4 20 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (6.93%) CentOS
6 17 (6.20%) Ubuntu
7 14 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.19%) Solaris
8 6 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.09%) AIX
9 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.73%) Android
10 2 (0.73%) SUSE
10 2 (0.73%) VMS
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.36%) Fedora
11 1 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.28%) DevOps
2 67 (24.45%) Continuous Integration
3 64 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (17.52%) Configuration Management
5 44 (16.06%) Open Source
6 36 (13.14%) SOA
7 35 (12.77%) TOGAF
8 34 (12.41%) Change Management
9 33 (12.04%) ITIL
10 31 (11.31%) Service Delivery
11 23 (8.39%) Migration
12 22 (8.03%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (7.66%) Enterprise Architecture
14 20 (7.30%) Automated Testing
14 20 (7.30%) E-Commerce
15 17 (6.20%) CRM
15 17 (6.20%) Project Management
16 16 (5.84%) PRINCE2
16 16 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (5.84%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.61%) Java
2 40 (14.60%) Ruby
3 39 (14.23%) Python
4 28 (10.22%) SQL
5 22 (8.03%) Bash Shell
6 17 (6.20%) Go
7 15 (5.47%) Scala
8 14 (5.11%) PowerShell
9 13 (4.74%) PHP
10 11 (4.01%) JavaScript
11 10 (3.65%) Perl
11 10 (3.65%) C
12 7 (2.55%) C++
13 6 (2.19%) C#
14 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.73%) PHP5
15 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.36%) VBScript
16 1 (0.36%) VB
16 1 (0.36%) JCL
Qualifications
1 35 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.95%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.11%) Degree
3 14 (5.11%) CISSP
4 13 (4.74%) CISM
5 11 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.55%) CCNA
8 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.19%) CCNP
9 5 (1.82%) VCAP
10 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (1.46%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.46%) CCSA
11 3 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.09%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.73%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.73%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.84%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.28%) QA
3 7 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.82%) SLA
5 2 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.73%) COBIT
6 1 (0.36%) EMIR
System Software
1 45 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (10.58%) Hyper-V
3 28 (10.22%) Active Directory
4 18 (6.57%) vSphere
5 14 (5.11%) vCloud
6 6 (2.19%) Docker
6 6 (2.19%) NFS
7 4 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.73%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.73%) XenServer
9 1 (0.36%) Varnish
9 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.36%) Firmware
9 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 75 (27.37%) Puppet
2 59 (21.53%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (13.50%) Ansible
4 26 (9.49%) Salt
5 9 (3.28%) vMotion
6 6 (2.19%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.46%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (1.46%) OVSD
8 3 (1.09%) WSUS
9 2 (0.73%) SCOM
10 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.36%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 63 (22.99%) VMware
2 53 (19.34%) Microsoft
3 32 (11.68%) Oracle
4 24 (8.76%) IBM
5 19 (6.93%) Citrix
6 15 (5.47%) HP
6 15 (5.47%) Cisco
7 13 (4.74%) Red Hat
8 12 (4.38%) NetApp
9 11 (4.01%) Rackspace
10 10 (3.65%) ESRI
10 10 (3.65%) F5
11 9 (3.28%) SAP
12 6 (2.19%) Google
13 5 (1.82%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.82%) Business Objects
13 5 (1.82%) Informatica
13 5 (1.82%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.46%) CommVault
14 4 (1.46%) Dell
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