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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 448 428 525
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +97
Contract jobs citing PaaS 142 151 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.30% 0.096%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.49% 6.88% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 118 30
Average daily rate
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£475 £488 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £475 £423
% change year-on-year
-9.47% +12.35%
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
3161 2196 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.95% 4.36% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2105 1385 1005
Average daily rate £425 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 47 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -7 70 £525 +7.69% 32
South East -6 39 £360 -31.81% 21
North West -35 10 £450 +9.09%
Midlands - 6 £350 -
East of England +5 5 £475 +35.71% 2
North East - 5 £475 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £430 - 4
East Midlands -12 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 8
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 126 (42.28%) SaaS
2 112 (37.58%) IaaS
3 90 (30.20%) Amazon AWS
4 86 (28.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 71 (23.83%) VMware
6 65 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (20.81%) Linux
8 60 (20.13%) Microsoft
9 58 (19.46%) DevOps
10 57 (19.13%) Windows
11 52 (17.45%) Puppet
12 51 (17.11%) Finance
13 50 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 47 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (15.44%) Opscode Chef
16 45 (15.10%) Data Centre
17 42 (14.09%) TOGAF
18 41 (13.76%) Web Services
19 40 (13.42%) SQL
19 40 (13.42%) Open Source
20 39 (13.09%) Java
21 38 (12.75%) TCP/IP
21 38 (12.75%) DNS
21 38 (12.75%) Configuration Management
22 37 (12.42%) Python
22 37 (12.42%) Git (software)
23 36 (12.08%) SOA
24 35 (11.74%) SQL Server
25 34 (11.41%) Service Delivery
25 34 (11.41%) Firewall

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.40%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.71%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.71%) Apache
2 20 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 20 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.04%) OpenStack
4 15 (5.03%) WebSphere
5 14 (4.70%) Lync
5 14 (4.70%) IIS
6 13 (4.36%) JBoss
7 11 (3.69%) Tomcat
8 9 (3.02%) Node.js
9 7 (2.35%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (2.35%) CMS
10 6 (2.01%) Apache Spark
10 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (2.01%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (1.34%) Confluence
13 3 (1.01%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 16 (5.37%) MS Office
2 13 (4.36%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.35%) MS Project
5 4 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (4.03%) Maximo
2 4 (1.34%) Sentinel
3 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.67%) Magento
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 126 (42.28%) SaaS
2 112 (37.58%) IaaS
3 90 (30.20%) Amazon AWS
4 86 (28.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (5.37%) Office 365
6 12 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.34%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.34%) Google App Engine
11 4 (1.34%) Heroku
11 4 (1.34%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.34%) Route 53
11 4 (1.34%) IBM PureFlex
12 3 (1.01%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.75%) TCP/IP
1 38 (12.75%) DNS
2 34 (11.41%) Firewall
3 31 (10.40%) VLAN
4 29 (9.73%) SAN
4 29 (9.73%) LAN
5 27 (9.06%) DHCP
5 27 (9.06%) SSL
6 26 (8.72%) Internet
7 21 (7.05%) NAS
8 20 (6.71%) HTTP
9 19 (6.38%) Network Security
10 18 (6.04%) VPN
11 16 (5.37%) WLAN
11 16 (5.37%) WAN
12 15 (5.03%) MPLS
12 15 (5.03%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (4.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (4.03%) FTP
14 10 (3.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.74%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.07%) MySQL
3 29 (9.73%) MongoDB
3 29 (9.73%) Big Data
4 19 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.03%) RDBMS
5 12 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.01%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.68%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.68%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (1.34%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.34%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.01%) Redis
11 2 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.67%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.67%) MemSQL
12 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (12.42%) Git (software)
2 34 (11.41%) Subversion
3 28 (9.40%) Jenkins
4 18 (6.04%) Mercurial
5 13 (4.36%) Maven
6 11 (3.69%) JIRA
7 6 (2.01%) Ant
8 5 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.68%) Selenium
8 5 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (1.34%) VisualAge
9 4 (1.34%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 4 (1.34%) JUnit
9 4 (1.34%) Hudson
10 3 (1.01%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.67%) MSI
11 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.67%) JBehave
General
1 51 (17.11%) Finance
2 27 (9.06%) Banking
3 25 (8.39%) Marketing
4 14 (4.70%) Retail
5 10 (3.36%) Billing
6 9 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.68%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.01%) Legal
8 6 (2.01%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.68%) Publishing
10 4 (1.34%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.67%) Back Office
12 2 (0.67%) Electronics
12 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.67%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.34%) Games
13 1 (0.34%) German Language
13 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 113 (37.92%) Architect
2 34 (11.41%) Developer
3 32 (10.74%) Solutions Architect
4 24 (8.05%) Consultant
4 24 (8.05%) Cloud Architect
5 21 (7.05%) Security Architect
6 19 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 19 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 18 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (5.70%) Analyst
8 17 (5.70%) Enterprise Architect
9 15 (5.03%) Senior Architect
10 14 (4.70%) Applications Architect
11 10 (3.36%) Cyber Security Architect
12 9 (3.02%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (2.68%) Web Developer
14 7 (2.35%) Technical Architect
14 7 (2.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 7 (2.35%) Java Developer
14 7 (2.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.76%) Web Services
2 21 (7.05%) REST
3 20 (6.71%) J2EE
4 16 (5.37%) SOAP
5 14 (4.70%) HTML
5 14 (4.70%) Middleware
6 13 (4.36%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.36%) Apache Camel
7 10 (3.36%) CSS
7 10 (3.36%) .NET
7 10 (3.36%) Spring
8 8 (2.68%) JSON
9 7 (2.35%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (2.01%) jQuery
11 5 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.68%) WCF
11 5 (1.68%) OSGi
12 4 (1.34%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.10%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.37%) GIS
2 16 (5.37%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.36%) Data Integration
4 11 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.36%) Private Cloud
5 10 (3.36%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.36%) PKI
6 9 (3.02%) Clustering
7 8 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.35%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.35%) User Experience
9 6 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.01%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.34%) FMCG
10 4 (1.34%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.34%) CESG
11 3 (1.01%) PMI
11 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 62 (20.81%) Linux
2 57 (19.13%) Windows
3 25 (8.39%) UNIX
4 16 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.69%) CentOS
7 9 (3.02%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.68%) Solaris
9 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.01%) HPUX
10 3 (1.01%) Fedora
10 3 (1.01%) Android
10 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.67%) VMS
12 1 (0.34%) Debian
12 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (19.46%) DevOps
3 47 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (14.09%) TOGAF
5 40 (13.42%) Open Source
6 38 (12.75%) Configuration Management
7 36 (12.08%) SOA
8 34 (11.41%) Service Delivery
9 33 (11.07%) Project Management
10 29 (9.73%) ITIL
11 24 (8.05%) Enterprise Architecture
12 23 (7.72%) Change Management
13 21 (7.05%) E-Commerce
13 21 (7.05%) Migration
14 20 (6.71%) Information Security
15 19 (6.38%) PRINCE2
16 17 (5.70%) Business Analysis
17 16 (5.37%) TDD
17 16 (5.37%) Analytics
18 15 (5.03%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.42%) SQL
2 39 (13.09%) Java
3 37 (12.42%) Python
4 29 (9.73%) Ruby
5 17 (5.70%) JavaScript
6 16 (5.37%) Go
7 14 (4.70%) PHP
7 14 (4.70%) Scala
8 12 (4.03%) Bash Shell
9 10 (3.36%) PowerShell
9 10 (3.36%) Perl
10 8 (2.68%) C
10 8 (2.68%) C#
11 7 (2.35%) C++
12 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.01%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.67%) PHP5
13 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.34%) JCL
Qualifications
1 25 (8.39%) CISSP
2 22 (7.38%) CISM
3 19 (6.38%) Degree
4 17 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.69%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.36%) CCNP
6 10 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.68%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.35%) CCNA
9 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.68%) VCAP
11 4 (1.34%) CRISC
11 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (1.34%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.34%) CCIE
11 4 (1.34%) CISA
11 4 (1.34%) CCSA
12 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.37%) PCI DSS
2 14 (4.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.69%) QA
4 3 (1.01%) COSO
4 3 (1.01%) COBIT
5 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.67%) SLA
5 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) EMIR
System Software
1 50 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (9.40%) Active Directory
3 21 (7.05%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.71%) vCloud
5 14 (4.70%) vSphere
6 9 (3.02%) Docker
7 7 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.34%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.67%) NFS
9 2 (0.67%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 52 (17.45%) Puppet
2 46 (15.44%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (9.40%) Ansible
4 22 (7.38%) Salt
5 15 (5.03%) vMotion
6 12 (4.03%) Vagrant
7 6 (2.01%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.34%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.67%) SCOM
9 2 (0.67%) yum
9 2 (0.67%) logstash
10 1 (0.34%) Mesos
10 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.34%) OVSD
10 1 (0.34%) WSUS
10 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 71 (23.83%) VMware
2 60 (20.13%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.74%) Oracle
4 29 (9.73%) Cisco
5 27 (9.06%) IBM
6 20 (6.71%) Citrix
7 17 (5.70%) HP
8 14 (4.70%) Red Hat
9 13 (4.36%) SAP
9 13 (4.36%) NetApp
10 12 (4.03%) ESRI
11 11 (3.69%) Google
11 11 (3.69%) Rackspace
12 8 (2.68%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.35%) F5
13 7 (2.35%) Tripwire
14 6 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (2.01%) Juniper
15 5 (1.68%) CA
15 5 (1.68%) EMC
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