The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 426 518 540
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +22
Contract jobs citing PaaS 138 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.065% 0.057%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.28% 2.78% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 23 25
Average daily rate
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£488 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.79% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £340 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £610 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £505 £440 £452
% change year-on-year
+14.77% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1666 1079 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.37% 2.32% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 740 422
Average daily rate £405 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 5
Average hourly rate £16.63 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.37% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.59 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
PaaS
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +76 92 £488 +2.63% 21
South East +10 23 £528 +27.07% 9
North West - 13 £403 - 4
South West - 5 £495 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £406 -
East of England -21 3 £350 -39.13% 4
West Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 115 (53.74%) SaaS
2 105 (49.07%) IaaS
3 53 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 51 (23.83%) DevOps
5 48 (22.43%) Linux
6 47 (21.96%) Microsoft
6 47 (21.96%) Puppet
7 43 (20.09%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (18.69%) .NET
9 38 (17.76%) Open Source
10 35 (16.36%) HTTP
11 34 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
12 32 (14.95%) SQL
13 31 (14.49%) C#
13 31 (14.49%) Web Services
13 31 (14.49%) Configuration Management
14 29 (13.55%) Windows
14 29 (13.55%) TDD
15 28 (13.08%) SOA
16 27 (12.62%) Java
17 26 (12.15%) Firewall
17 26 (12.15%) MVC
18 25 (11.68%) TOGAF
19 24 (11.21%) Security Cleared
20 23 (10.75%) Amazon EC2
20 23 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
21 22 (10.28%) VMware
21 22 (10.28%) QA
21 22 (10.28%) Azure SQL Database
21 22 (10.28%) Jenkins

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (5.61%) OpenStack
2 10 (4.67%) IIS
3 8 (3.74%) WordPress
4 7 (3.27%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.34%) Apache
5 5 (2.34%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.87%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.40%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.40%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (1.40%) Lync
8 2 (0.93%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.93%) Node.js
8 2 (0.93%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.47%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.47%) Documentum
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 21 (9.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Project
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.47%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.47%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 115 (53.74%) SaaS
2 105 (49.07%) IaaS
3 53 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (10.75%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (7.94%) Amazon S3
6 17 (7.94%) Route 53
6 17 (7.94%) Amazon ELB
7 16 (7.48%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.80%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.87%) Office 365
9 4 (1.87%) Force.com
10 1 (0.47%) Heroku
10 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.47%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (16.36%) HTTP
2 26 (12.15%) Firewall
3 17 (7.94%) SSL
4 15 (7.01%) DNS
5 13 (6.07%) DHCP
6 11 (5.14%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.21%) VPN
8 8 (3.74%) Internet
9 5 (2.34%) SAN
9 5 (2.34%) SNMP
9 5 (2.34%) WAN
9 5 (2.34%) Network Security
10 4 (1.87%) VLAN
10 4 (1.87%) LDAP
10 4 (1.87%) MPLS
11 3 (1.40%) LAN
11 3 (1.40%) PBX
11 3 (1.40%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (1.40%) VPLS
12 2 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.28%) Azure SQL Database
2 17 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.61%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.74%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.34%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.34%) Big Data
6 4 (1.87%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.87%) MySQL
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.93%) DB2
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) ReportNet
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 22 (10.28%) Jenkins
2 17 (7.94%) Hudson
3 14 (6.54%) Maven
4 12 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.74%) RSpec
5 8 (3.74%) NUnit
6 5 (2.34%) JIRA
6 5 (2.34%) Bugzilla
7 4 (1.87%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.40%) JSUnit
8 3 (1.40%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.40%) Selenium
8 3 (1.40%) MSTest
8 3 (1.40%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.40%) QUnit
8 3 (1.40%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.93%) Gradle
10 1 (0.47%) Ant
10 1 (0.47%) JUnit
10 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (7.01%) Finance
2 9 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.34%) Advertising
4 4 (1.87%) Billing
5 3 (1.40%) Retail
5 3 (1.40%) Back Office
5 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.40%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) Games
6 2 (0.93%) Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (37.38%) Architect
2 35 (16.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (15.89%) Developer
3 34 (15.89%) Cloud Architect
4 17 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (7.01%) C# Developer
6 13 (6.07%) Enterprise Architect
7 12 (5.61%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.67%) Consultant
10 9 (4.21%) Transition Manager
10 9 (4.21%) Service Manager
10 9 (4.21%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.21%) Service Transition Manager
11 8 (3.74%) Lead Architect
11 8 (3.74%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.27%) Applications Support
12 7 (3.27%) Applications Manager
12 7 (3.27%) Applications Support Manager
12 7 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.69%) .NET
2 31 (14.49%) Web Services
3 19 (8.88%) ASP.NET
3 19 (8.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (7.94%) Middleware
5 13 (6.07%) WCF
5 13 (6.07%) XML
5 13 (6.07%) HTML
6 12 (5.61%) REST
7 11 (5.14%) JSON
8 8 (3.74%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.27%) XSD
9 7 (3.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (2.80%) CSS
11 5 (2.34%) XSL
11 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 5 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (1.87%) CSS3
12 4 (1.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.76%) Open Source
2 7 (3.27%) Clustering
3 6 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.34%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.87%) PKI
6 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.93%) RMADS
7 2 (0.93%) DataPower
7 2 (0.93%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.93%) Physics
7 2 (0.93%) Social Network
7 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.47%) Derivative
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.47%) CMDB
8 1 (0.47%) NGOSS
8 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.43%) Linux
2 29 (13.55%) Windows
3 17 (7.94%) CentOS
4 7 (3.27%) Android
5 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.87%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.87%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.83%) DevOps
2 43 (20.09%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (14.49%) Configuration Management
4 29 (13.55%) TDD
5 28 (13.08%) SOA
6 26 (12.15%) MVC
7 25 (11.68%) TOGAF
8 23 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (8.41%) Multithreading
10 18 (8.41%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (7.48%) Load Balancing
12 15 (7.01%) Service Delivery
12 15 (7.01%) Project Management
13 14 (6.54%) OO
14 12 (5.61%) Scrum
14 12 (5.61%) Unit Testing
15 11 (5.14%) Migration
16 10 (4.67%) E-Commerce
17 9 (4.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.95%) SQL
2 31 (14.49%) C#
3 27 (12.62%) Java
4 19 (8.88%) Ruby
5 11 (5.14%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.14%) Python
6 10 (4.67%) PHP
7 7 (3.27%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.27%) Perl
8 5 (2.34%) Scala
9 4 (1.87%) C
10 3 (1.40%) C++
11 2 (0.93%) Erlang
11 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.93%) VBScript
11 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.80%) Degree
4 3 (1.40%) CISSP
4 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.47%) PMP
6 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CEH
6 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.47%) APMP
6 1 (0.47%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.28%) QA
2 5 (2.34%) SLA
3 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.80%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.34%) vSphere
4 2 (0.93%) Docker
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.47%) XenApp
5 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.47%) vCloud
5 1 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 47 (21.96%) Puppet
2 21 (9.81%) Vagrant
3 19 (8.88%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.40%) SCCM
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.47%) logstash
5 1 (0.47%) Opsview
Vendors
1 47 (21.96%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.28%) VMware
3 21 (9.81%) Red Hat
4 17 (7.94%) RightScale
5 16 (7.48%) HP
6 14 (6.54%) Oracle
7 8 (3.74%) Google
7 8 (3.74%) Cisco
7 8 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.80%) IBM
8 6 (2.80%) Citrix
9 5 (2.34%) SAP
9 5 (2.34%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.87%) NetApp
11 3 (1.40%) EMC
12 2 (0.93%) WSO2
12 2 (0.93%) F5
12 2 (0.93%) 3PAR
12 2 (0.93%) Akamai
12 2 (0.93%) Brocade
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