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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 434 519 542
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +23
Contract jobs citing PaaS 150 46 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.096% 0.055%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.32% 3.85% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 30 23
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£488 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £307 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £601 £610
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
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
1802 1196 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.52% 2.49% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 832 447
Average daily rate £414 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.69% -32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £45.00
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 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 29 August 2014.

PaaS Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 2014. 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 +78 94 £494 +3.94% 13
South East +3 26 £528 +27.07% 12
North West - 14 £413 - 1
South West - 8 £495 - 3
East Midlands - 7 £425 -
East of England -27 3 £350 -39.13%
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 117 (47.37%) SaaS
2 108 (43.72%) IaaS
3 74 (29.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (24.70%) Microsoft
5 58 (23.48%) .NET
6 57 (23.08%) DevOps
7 51 (20.65%) Linux
8 50 (20.24%) Puppet
8 50 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (19.03%) Open Source
9 47 (19.03%) SQL
10 44 (17.81%) MVC
11 38 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (14.98%) Configuration Management
13 36 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
14 35 (14.17%) Web Services
15 34 (13.77%) C#
15 34 (13.77%) HTTP
16 32 (12.96%) Azure SQL Database
17 30 (12.15%) Java
17 30 (12.15%) Windows
18 29 (11.74%) MS Excel
18 29 (11.74%) SQL Server
19 28 (11.34%) Oracle
19 28 (11.34%) Firewall
20 27 (10.93%) TDD
20 27 (10.93%) TOGAF
20 27 (10.93%) Jenkins
21 26 (10.53%) SOA
22 25 (10.12%) Finance

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 14 (5.67%) OpenStack
2 11 (4.45%) IIS
3 8 (3.24%) WordPress
3 8 (3.24%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.02%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.02%) Apache
4 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.62%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.62%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.62%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.21%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.21%) Lync
7 2 (0.81%) Jetty
7 2 (0.81%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.81%) nginx
7 2 (0.81%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.40%) Documentum
8 1 (0.40%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 29 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.62%) MS Office
3 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.40%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 117 (47.37%) SaaS
2 108 (43.72%) IaaS
3 74 (29.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (9.72%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (8.10%) Amazon S3
6 20 (8.10%) Amazon ELB
6 20 (8.10%) Route 53
7 12 (4.86%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.83%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.62%) Office 365
9 4 (1.62%) Force.com
10 2 (0.81%) GitHub
11 1 (0.40%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.40%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.77%) HTTP
2 28 (11.34%) Firewall
3 19 (7.69%) DNS
4 16 (6.48%) SSL
5 15 (6.07%) DHCP
6 10 (4.05%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.64%) Internet
8 8 (3.24%) VPN
9 6 (2.43%) SNMP
10 5 (2.02%) LDAP
10 5 (2.02%) WAN
10 5 (2.02%) SAN
11 4 (1.62%) MPLS
12 3 (1.21%) LAN
12 3 (1.21%) PBX
12 3 (1.21%) VLAN
12 3 (1.21%) VPLS
12 3 (1.21%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (1.21%) Network Security
13 2 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.96%) Azure SQL Database
2 29 (11.74%) SQL Server
3 24 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (5.67%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.45%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.64%) Big Data
7 6 (2.43%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.62%) MySQL
9 4 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.81%) DB2
12 1 (0.40%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.40%) ReportNet
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 27 (10.93%) Jenkins
2 24 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (8.50%) Maven
4 20 (8.10%) Hudson
5 11 (4.45%) Visual Studio
6 10 (4.05%) RSpec
7 8 (3.24%) NUnit
8 7 (2.83%) MSTest
9 6 (2.43%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.02%) Bugzilla
10 5 (2.02%) JIRA
11 4 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.62%) Gradle
12 3 (1.21%) QUnit
12 3 (1.21%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.21%) Selenium
12 3 (1.21%) JSUnit
12 3 (1.21%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.81%) JUnit
General
1 25 (10.12%) Finance
2 9 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.02%) Advertising
4 4 (1.62%) Retail
4 4 (1.62%) Billing
5 3 (1.21%) Legal
5 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.21%) Back Office
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.81%) Games
6 2 (0.81%) Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (34.41%) Architect
2 50 (20.24%) Developer
3 42 (17.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (13.77%) Cloud Architect
5 22 (8.91%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (8.91%) Senior Developer
6 21 (8.50%) .NET Developer
7 18 (7.29%) Enterprise Architect
8 16 (6.48%) Senior .NET Developer
9 15 (6.07%) C# Developer
10 13 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (4.45%) Lead Architect
12 10 (4.05%) Project Manager
12 10 (4.05%) Consultant
13 9 (3.64%) Service Manager
13 9 (3.64%) Transition Manager
13 9 (3.64%) Service Transition Manager
14 7 (2.83%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 7 (2.83%) Applications Manager
14 7 (2.83%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (23.48%) .NET
2 35 (14.17%) Web Services
3 25 (10.12%) WCF
4 21 (8.50%) ASP.NET
4 21 (8.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (8.10%) .NET Framework
6 19 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 19 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 18 (7.29%) Middleware
8 15 (6.07%) HTML
9 14 (5.67%) REST
10 12 (4.86%) XML
10 12 (4.86%) JSON
11 8 (3.24%) CSS
12 7 (2.83%) XSD
12 7 (2.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (2.02%) XSL
13 5 (2.02%) J2EE
13 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 5 (2.02%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (19.03%) Open Source
2 9 (3.64%) Clustering
3 8 (3.24%) Client/Server
3 8 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (1.62%) PKI
5 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.81%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.81%) Physics
6 2 (0.81%) Social Network
6 2 (0.81%) RMADS
6 2 (0.81%) DataPower
6 2 (0.81%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.40%) CMDB
7 1 (0.40%) Firmware
7 1 (0.40%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 51 (20.65%) Linux
2 30 (12.15%) Windows
3 20 (8.10%) CentOS
4 6 (2.43%) Android
5 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.62%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.21%) UNIX
8 2 (0.81%) VMS
8 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.08%) DevOps
2 50 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (17.81%) MVC
4 38 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (14.98%) Configuration Management
6 27 (10.93%) TDD
6 27 (10.93%) TOGAF
7 26 (10.53%) SOA
8 21 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (8.10%) Scrum
10 19 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
11 18 (7.29%) Project Management
12 17 (6.88%) Multithreading
13 16 (6.48%) OO
14 15 (6.07%) Service Delivery
14 15 (6.07%) Load Balancing
15 12 (4.86%) Change Management
16 11 (4.45%) Migration
17 10 (4.05%) E-Commerce
17 10 (4.05%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (19.03%) SQL
2 34 (13.77%) C#
3 30 (12.15%) Java
4 21 (8.50%) Ruby
5 19 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 10 (4.05%) Python
6 10 (4.05%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.64%) PHP
8 6 (2.43%) Perl
9 5 (2.02%) C++
9 5 (2.02%) Scala
10 4 (1.62%) C
11 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.81%) Erlang
11 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.81%) VBScript
11 2 (0.81%) VC++
12 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.83%) Degree
4 4 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.21%) CISSP
6 2 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.40%) APMP
7 1 (0.40%) VCAP
7 1 (0.40%) RHCE
7 1 (0.40%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CEH
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.91%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) SLA
3 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.43%) vSphere
3 6 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.81%) XenApp
4 2 (0.81%) Docker
4 2 (0.81%) Xen
5 1 (0.40%) NFS
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.40%) vCloud
5 1 (0.40%) KVM
Systems Management
1 50 (20.24%) Puppet
2 23 (9.31%) Vagrant
2 23 (9.31%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.21%) SCCM
4 2 (0.81%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.81%) Nagios
4 2 (0.81%) logstash
5 1 (0.40%) Opsview
5 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 61 (24.70%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.34%) Oracle
3 24 (9.72%) Red Hat
3 24 (9.72%) VMware
4 18 (7.29%) RightScale
5 17 (6.88%) HP
6 10 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.64%) Google
8 8 (3.24%) Cisco
9 7 (2.83%) IBM
9 7 (2.83%) Citrix
10 5 (2.02%) SAP
11 4 (1.62%) NetApp
11 4 (1.62%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.21%) EMC
13 2 (0.81%) Intel
13 2 (0.81%) Dell
13 2 (0.81%) Software AG
13 2 (0.81%) BMC
13 2 (0.81%) Cognizant
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