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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 316 451 514
Rank change year-on-year
+135 +63
Contract jobs citing PaaS 347 149 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.79% 5.54% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 90 52
Average daily rate £550 £450 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £600 £679
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
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
4454 2690 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.70% 5.31% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3075 1731 1141
Average daily rate £460 £418 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.17% +1.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 96 28
Average hourly rate £22.25 £26.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.42% +55.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.85 £9.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.63 £40.00 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +69.49%

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 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +59 152 £550 +22.22% 37
South East +67 101 £550 +34.14% 20
East of England +31 32 £425 -5.55% 3
North West -11 21 £435 -1.13% 6
Yorkshire +11 14 £488 -11.36% 10
South West +7 10 £588 +23.68% 1
West Midlands -11 8 £500 +60.00% 6
East Midlands +12 6 £550 -
North East - 2 - - 2
Midlands -6 1 £475 -18.27% 1
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 354 (65.68%) IaaS
2 242 (44.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (39.33%) SaaS
4 186 (34.51%) Amazon AWS
5 176 (32.65%) DevOps
6 169 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
7 159 (29.50%) Microsoft
8 140 (25.97%) Java
9 126 (23.38%) Linux
10 108 (20.04%) Finance
11 106 (19.67%) Puppet
12 95 (17.63%) Windows
13 88 (16.33%) VMware
14 81 (15.03%) Ruby
15 79 (14.66%) TDD
15 79 (14.66%) Docker
16 78 (14.47%) OpenStack
17 72 (13.36%) Continuous Delivery
18 68 (12.62%) Opscode Chef
18 68 (12.62%) Cloud Foundry
18 68 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
18 68 (12.62%) Configuration Management
19 66 (12.24%) .NET
19 66 (12.24%) SQL Server
20 63 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
21 61 (11.32%) PowerShell
22 59 (10.95%) Python
23 58 (10.76%) Software Engineering
24 57 (10.58%) Web Services
24 57 (10.58%) Data Centre

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 78 (14.47%) OpenStack
2 68 (12.62%) Cloud Foundry
3 36 (6.68%) Confluence
4 34 (6.31%) JBoss
5 30 (5.57%) SharePoint
6 27 (5.01%) Apache
7 21 (3.90%) IIS
8 20 (3.71%) Tomcat
9 13 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (2.23%) Node.js
11 8 (1.48%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.30%) nginx
12 7 (1.30%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
16 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 36 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.53%) HipChat
3 2 (0.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS Office
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.56%) Maximo
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) RMDS
5 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 354 (65.68%) IaaS
2 242 (44.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (39.33%) SaaS
4 186 (34.51%) Amazon AWS
5 52 (9.65%) Heroku
6 34 (6.31%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (5.38%) Office 365
8 15 (2.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 11 (2.04%) OpenShift
10 9 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.74%) Route 53
13 3 (0.56%) Yammer
14 2 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.37%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.53%) Firewall
2 37 (6.86%) LAN
2 37 (6.86%) WAN
3 28 (5.19%) SAN
4 26 (4.82%) VPN
5 19 (3.53%) Network Security
6 12 (2.23%) DMZ
7 11 (2.04%) DNS
8 9 (1.67%) AMQP
9 8 (1.48%) Internet
9 8 (1.48%) NAS
9 8 (1.48%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.30%) DHCP
11 6 (1.11%) VLAN
12 5 (0.93%) Extranet
12 5 (0.93%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.93%) MPLS
12 5 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
13 4 (0.74%) Skype
13 4 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.72%) Apache Cassandra
3 36 (6.68%) MySQL
4 34 (6.31%) Redis
5 20 (3.71%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.04%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.86%) Big Data
8 10 (1.86%) OLAP
8 10 (1.86%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.11%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.11%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.11%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (9.65%) Git (software)
2 48 (8.91%) JIRA
3 44 (8.16%) Jenkins
4 23 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 21 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (2.97%) TeamCity
6 16 (2.97%) Visual Studio
7 14 (2.60%) Maven
8 13 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (2.23%) Selenium
10 10 (1.86%) JUnit
10 10 (1.86%) MSBuild
11 9 (1.67%) Subversion
12 7 (1.30%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.30%) MSI
13 6 (1.11%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.93%) Travis CI
15 4 (0.74%) NUnit
16 2 (0.37%) InstallShield
General
1 108 (20.04%) Finance
2 41 (7.61%) Banking
3 13 (2.41%) Marketing
4 11 (2.04%) Retail
5 7 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.11%) Billing
7 4 (0.74%) Games
8 3 (0.56%) Advertising
8 3 (0.56%) Automotive
8 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.56%) Publishing
9 2 (0.37%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.37%) Legal
9 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 188 (34.88%) Architect
2 84 (15.58%) Cloud Architect
3 81 (15.03%) Solutions Architect
4 73 (13.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 67 (12.43%) Developer
6 53 (9.83%) Cloud Engineer
6 53 (9.83%) Consultant
7 38 (7.05%) Security Architect
8 33 (6.12%) Infrastructure Architect
9 29 (5.38%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 26 (4.82%) Azure Architect
10 26 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (4.45%) Java Engineer
11 24 (4.45%) Security Solutions Architect
12 23 (4.27%) Java Developer
12 23 (4.27%) Software Engineer
13 22 (4.08%) Azure Consultant
14 20 (3.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
14 20 (3.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.53%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.24%) .NET
2 57 (10.58%) Web Services
3 51 (9.46%) RabbitMQ
4 22 (4.08%) AngularJS
5 21 (3.90%) J2EE
6 20 (3.71%) HTML
6 20 (3.71%) LAMP
7 17 (3.15%) JSON
7 17 (3.15%) Middleware
8 15 (2.78%) CSS
9 14 (2.60%) REST
10 13 (2.41%) RESTful
11 12 (2.23%) ASP.NET
11 12 (2.23%) SOAP
12 11 (2.04%) .NET Framework
12 11 (2.04%) Spring
13 10 (1.86%) Apache Camel
13 10 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (1.86%) OSGi
14 9 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.58%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.94%) Hybrid Cloud
2 32 (5.94%) Public Cloud
3 30 (5.57%) Private Cloud
4 15 (2.78%) User Experience
5 12 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.86%) NHS
7 10 (1.86%) Social Media
8 9 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.48%) VCE vBlock
10 7 (1.30%) CMDB
11 5 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (0.93%) Replication
12 4 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.74%) Grid Computing
12 4 (0.74%) SCADA
13 3 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 126 (23.38%) Linux
2 95 (17.63%) Windows
3 39 (7.24%) Unix
4 30 (5.57%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.53%) VMS
6 12 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.67%) Android
7 9 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.48%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.30%) AIX
9 7 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.30%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.93%) CentOS
11 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.56%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.37%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.37%) Solaris
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (32.65%) DevOps
2 169 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (14.66%) TDD
4 72 (13.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 68 (12.62%) Configuration Management
5 68 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (10.76%) Software Engineering
7 54 (10.02%) Open Source
8 53 (9.83%) Migration
9 48 (8.91%) TOGAF
10 37 (6.86%) Service Delivery
11 33 (6.12%) ITIL
11 33 (6.12%) Scrum
12 30 (5.57%) Automated Testing
13 29 (5.38%) SOA
14 28 (5.19%) CRM
15 24 (4.45%) High Availability
15 24 (4.45%) Project Management
16 23 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (4.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 140 (25.97%) Java
2 81 (15.03%) Ruby
3 61 (11.32%) PowerShell
4 59 (10.95%) Python
5 55 (10.20%) Go
6 51 (9.46%) SQL
7 49 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 38 (7.05%) C#
9 29 (5.38%) JavaScript
10 18 (3.34%) Perl
11 17 (3.15%) C++
12 8 (1.48%) Bourne shell
12 8 (1.48%) C
12 8 (1.48%) Korn
13 6 (1.11%) PHP
14 5 (0.93%) CoffeeScript
14 5 (0.93%) Scala
15 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.56%) VB
17 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.15%) Degree
4 10 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.67%) CCNA
6 7 (1.30%) CISSP
6 7 (1.30%) ISEB
7 6 (1.11%) CCNP
7 6 (1.11%) EMC Certification
7 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.11%) VCAP
8 5 (0.93%) CISM
8 5 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.93%) MCSE
8 5 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.74%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.74%) MCSA
9 4 (0.74%) RHCA
9 4 (0.74%) RHCE
9 4 (0.74%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.41%) QA
2 12 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.37%) GxP
5 2 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 79 (14.66%) Docker
2 63 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (8.35%) vSphere
4 35 (6.49%) Active Directory
5 31 (5.75%) Hyper-V
6 24 (4.45%) vCloud
7 20 (3.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (3.34%) XenApp
9 13 (2.41%) XenDesktop
10 11 (2.04%) XenServer
11 9 (1.67%) Xen
12 8 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.30%) KVM
13 7 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.93%) NFS
15 4 (0.74%) Ceph
15 4 (0.74%) iptables
16 2 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 1 (0.19%) SRDF
17 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 106 (19.67%) Puppet
2 68 (12.62%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (7.61%) Ansible
4 35 (6.49%) Kubernetes
5 30 (5.57%) SCCM
6 24 (4.45%) SCOM
7 20 (3.71%) Mesos
8 13 (2.41%) Terraform
9 10 (1.86%) CFEngine
9 10 (1.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 10 (1.86%) Nagios
10 9 (1.67%) SCOrch
11 8 (1.48%) HP SiteScope
12 7 (1.30%) Tivoli
13 6 (1.11%) Windows Intune
14 5 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 5 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
15 4 (0.74%) HAProxy
15 4 (0.74%) vRealize
16 3 (0.56%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 159 (29.50%) Microsoft
2 88 (16.33%) VMware
3 40 (7.42%) Oracle
4 33 (6.12%) Splunk
5 31 (5.75%) Citrix
6 25 (4.64%) HP
7 23 (4.27%) Atlassian
8 22 (4.08%) IBM
9 18 (3.34%) Cisco
10 15 (2.78%) Rackspace
11 12 (2.23%) EMC
11 12 (2.23%) Red Hat
12 11 (2.04%) Google
13 10 (1.86%) Barracuda Networks
13 10 (1.86%) SAP
14 7 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.30%) Sybase
15 6 (1.11%) AppDynamics
15 6 (1.11%) NetApp
15 6 (1.11%) Sage
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