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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 422 483 469
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -14
Contract jobs citing PaaS 141 56 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.85% 4.93% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 35 30
Average daily rate
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£475 £573 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.03% +27.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £391 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £698 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £578 £394
% change year-on-year
-17.74% +46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.86 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.86 -
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
1797 1136 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.89% 2.55% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 741 500
Average daily rate £438 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 22 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -13.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.25 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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 +78 96 £450 -18.18% 23
East of England +22 15 £475 - 6
South East -20 15 £411 -3.23% 10
North West -14 7 £500 -13.79% 4
South West -16 7 £550 +10.00% 1
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 123 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (43.01%) DevOps
3 114 (41.91%) Puppet
4 102 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 88 (32.35%) IaaS
5 88 (32.35%) Linux
6 87 (31.99%) Microsoft
7 81 (29.78%) SaaS
8 75 (27.57%) Jenkins
9 73 (26.84%) Opscode Chef
10 67 (24.63%) Java
10 67 (24.63%) Ruby
10 67 (24.63%) Scrum
11 66 (24.26%) Microsoft Azure
12 63 (23.16%) Change Management
13 62 (22.79%) Security Cleared
14 59 (21.69%) SC Cleared
14 59 (21.69%) Automated Testing
15 55 (20.22%) Oracle
15 55 (20.22%) CentOS
16 53 (19.49%) MS Excel
17 50 (18.38%) Bash Shell
18 49 (18.01%) Git (software)
18 49 (18.01%) SQL Server
18 49 (18.01%) .NET
19 44 (16.18%) SQL
19 44 (16.18%) Configuration Management
19 44 (16.18%) Ubuntu
19 44 (16.18%) MVC
20 38 (13.97%) Maven

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 31 (11.40%) OpenStack
2 24 (8.82%) JBoss
3 15 (5.51%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (4.41%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.31%) IIS
6 8 (2.94%) Lync
6 8 (2.94%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.94%) Apache
7 7 (2.57%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.21%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.84%) nginx
10 4 (1.47%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.47%) Node.js
10 4 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.10%) Umbraco
11 3 (1.10%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.74%) Jetty
Applications
1 53 (19.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.78%) MS Office
3 7 (2.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.37%) assyst
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 88 (32.35%) IaaS
2 81 (29.78%) SaaS
3 66 (24.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (6.25%) Heroku
6 13 (4.78%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (4.78%) Amazon S3
7 11 (4.04%) Engine Yard
8 10 (3.68%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (3.68%) Route 53
9 9 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.57%) Office 365
11 6 (2.21%) GitHub
12 3 (1.10%) Google App Engine
12 3 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.37%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.03%) Firewall
2 29 (10.66%) DNS
3 17 (6.25%) VLAN
4 14 (5.15%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.68%) SSL
6 8 (2.94%) Network Security
6 8 (2.94%) LDAP
6 8 (2.94%) VPN
6 8 (2.94%) HTTP
7 6 (2.21%) MPLS
7 6 (2.21%) SNMP
7 6 (2.21%) DHCP
7 6 (2.21%) SAN
8 5 (1.84%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.84%) VPLS
8 5 (1.84%) NAS
9 4 (1.47%) PBX
9 4 (1.47%) Internet
10 3 (1.10%) WAN
10 3 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.01%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.03%) MongoDB
3 28 (10.29%) MySQL
4 26 (9.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 23 (8.46%) NoSQL
7 22 (8.09%) Relational Database
8 20 (7.35%) RDBMS
9 11 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (3.31%) Big Data
10 9 (3.31%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.10%) OLTP
12 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.74%) Spotfire
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.74%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 75 (27.57%) Jenkins
2 49 (18.01%) Git (software)
3 38 (13.97%) Maven
4 26 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (5.51%) Subversion
6 13 (4.78%) TeamCity
7 12 (4.41%) Hudson
8 9 (3.31%) RSpec
9 8 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.57%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.57%) MSTest
11 6 (2.21%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.47%) Gradle
12 4 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (1.10%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.74%) JUnit
15 1 (0.37%) Rational Rose
15 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
15 1 (0.37%) Xcode
15 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
General
1 34 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (1.84%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.47%) Games
4 3 (1.10%) Marketing
5 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.74%) Billing
5 2 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Local Government
6 1 (0.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.37%) Electronics
6 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 70 (25.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (24.26%) Architect
3 57 (20.96%) Developer
4 44 (16.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 28 (10.29%) Senior Developer
6 25 (9.19%) Solutions Architect
7 24 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 22 (8.09%) .NET Developer
9 16 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (4.41%) Enterprise Architect
11 11 (4.04%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (3.68%) Operations Engineer
12 10 (3.68%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 10 (3.68%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.31%) Lead Architect
14 7 (2.57%) Analyst
14 7 (2.57%) Security Architect
14 7 (2.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 6 (2.21%) C++ Developer
16 5 (1.84%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (18.01%) .NET
2 32 (11.76%) Web Services
3 30 (11.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 28 (10.29%) .NET Framework
5 26 (9.56%) WCF
5 26 (9.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 12 (4.41%) CSS
7 11 (4.04%) HTML
7 11 (4.04%) MCollective
8 10 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (3.68%) Middleware
9 9 (3.31%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 9 (3.31%) Unity DI Container
10 8 (2.94%) jQuery
11 7 (2.57%) REST
11 7 (2.57%) JSON
12 6 (2.21%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.84%) J2EE
13 5 (1.84%) SOAP
13 5 (1.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.93%) Open Source
2 24 (8.82%) Clustering
3 17 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.78%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.04%) Device Driver
6 9 (3.31%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.84%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.10%) PKI
10 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.10%) User Experience
10 3 (1.10%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.74%) Derivative
12 1 (0.37%) DTV
12 1 (0.37%) CESG
12 1 (0.37%) Online Games
12 1 (0.37%) CMDB
12 1 (0.37%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 88 (32.35%) Linux
2 55 (20.22%) CentOS
3 44 (16.18%) Ubuntu
4 36 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (10.29%) Windows
6 20 (7.35%) UNIX
7 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.21%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.84%) Android
8 5 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.47%) SUSE
9 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.10%) VMS
11 1 (0.37%) AIX
11 1 (0.37%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (43.01%) DevOps
3 102 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (24.63%) Scrum
5 63 (23.16%) Change Management
6 59 (21.69%) Automated Testing
7 44 (16.18%) Configuration Management
7 44 (16.18%) MVC
8 29 (10.66%) Build Automation
9 19 (6.99%) ITIL
9 19 (6.99%) Load Balancing
10 18 (6.62%) Release Management
11 16 (5.88%) SOA
12 13 (4.78%) Service Delivery
13 12 (4.41%) Project Management
14 11 (4.04%) Migration
15 10 (3.68%) Enterprise Architecture
15 10 (3.68%) TOGAF
16 9 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (3.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.63%) Java
1 67 (24.63%) Ruby
2 50 (18.38%) Bash Shell
3 44 (16.18%) SQL
4 37 (13.60%) Python
5 29 (10.66%) C#
6 25 (9.19%) PL/SQL
7 24 (8.82%) Perl
8 12 (4.41%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.68%) JavaScript
10 9 (3.31%) Korn
11 8 (2.94%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.21%) C++
12 6 (2.21%) VC++
13 4 (1.47%) C
13 4 (1.47%) PHP
14 3 (1.10%) Scala
15 2 (0.74%) R
16 1 (0.37%) VBScript
16 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 62 (22.79%) Security Cleared
2 59 (21.69%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.94%) Degree
4 5 (1.84%) CISSP
5 4 (1.47%) CISA
5 4 (1.47%) CISM
6 3 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.37%) RHCE
7 1 (0.37%) PMP
7 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) GCIA
7 1 (0.37%) GCIH
7 1 (0.37%) GIAC
7 1 (0.37%) GCED
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.37%) HP APS
7 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.99%) QA
2 5 (1.84%) COBIT
2 5 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.04%) vSphere
2 11 (4.04%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.47%) vCloud
5 3 (1.10%) Docker
6 2 (0.74%) Xen
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.74%) NFS
7 1 (0.37%) Firmware
7 1 (0.37%) Varnish
7 1 (0.37%) XenApp
7 1 (0.37%) LXC
Systems Management
1 114 (41.91%) Puppet
2 73 (26.84%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (13.24%) Ansible
4 14 (5.15%) Vagrant
4 14 (5.15%) Nagios
5 11 (4.04%) Cobbler
6 9 (3.31%) collectd
7 8 (2.94%) Salt
8 3 (1.10%) OVSD
8 3 (1.10%) WSUS
8 3 (1.10%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.74%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.37%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (0.37%) Netcool
10 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.37%) logstash
10 1 (0.37%) SCCM
10 1 (0.37%) SCOM
10 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 87 (31.99%) Microsoft
2 55 (20.22%) Oracle
3 29 (10.66%) Red Hat
4 21 (7.72%) VMware
5 14 (5.15%) HP
6 12 (4.41%) Cisco
7 8 (2.94%) RightScale
7 8 (2.94%) Google
8 7 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.21%) SAP
10 5 (1.84%) EMC
10 5 (1.84%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.47%) IBM
11 4 (1.47%) BMC
12 3 (1.10%) webMethods
13 2 (0.74%) ForgeRock
13 2 (0.74%) Cloudera
13 2 (0.74%) Tableau
13 2 (0.74%) F5
13 2 (0.74%) Teradata
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