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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 438 486 441
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -45
Contract jobs citing PaaS 127 53 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.69% 4.52% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 40 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £399 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £696 £624
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £580 £450
% change year-on-year
-18.10% +28.88%
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
1897 1172 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.10% 2.61% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1207 734 474
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 22 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.51 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.28% -10.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £9.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £34.01 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +39 65 £450 - 20
South East +5 24 £405 -10.00% 16
North West -21 16 £500 -13.79% 2
East of England - 11 £438 - 3
South West - 8 £550 - 8
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 5
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 127 (46.52%) Puppet
2 126 (46.15%) DevOps
3 115 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (38.83%) Linux
4 106 (38.83%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (31.87%) IaaS
6 82 (30.04%) Java
7 79 (28.94%) Security Cleared
7 79 (28.94%) Opscode Chef
8 78 (28.57%) SaaS
9 75 (27.47%) SC Cleared
10 74 (27.11%) Jenkins
11 73 (26.74%) Ruby
11 73 (26.74%) Microsoft
12 71 (26.01%) Automated Testing
13 70 (25.64%) Change Management
14 62 (22.71%) Scrum
15 61 (22.34%) Git (software)
16 58 (21.25%) CentOS
17 55 (20.15%) Bash Shell
18 50 (18.32%) Ubuntu
19 49 (17.95%) Ansible
20 48 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
20 48 (17.58%) Configuration Management
20 48 (17.58%) Oracle
21 46 (16.85%) MS Excel
22 43 (15.75%) Python
22 43 (15.75%) Windows
22 43 (15.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 40 (14.65%) Web Services

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 33 (12.09%) OpenStack
2 30 (10.99%) JBoss
3 15 (5.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.56%) Apache
5 7 (2.56%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.56%) IIS
5 7 (2.56%) Lync
6 6 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.20%) Confluence
7 5 (1.83%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.47%) nginx
8 4 (1.47%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.47%) Node.js
8 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.47%) Drupal
8 4 (1.47%) SAS
8 4 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (16.85%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.86%) MS Office
3 9 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.10%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.73%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.37%) Maximo
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.37%) assyst
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 87 (31.87%) IaaS
2 78 (28.57%) SaaS
3 48 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (6.23%) Heroku
6 13 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (4.03%) Engine Yard
8 8 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.93%) Amazon S3
9 7 (2.56%) Office 365
10 5 (1.83%) Route 53
10 5 (1.83%) GitHub
10 5 (1.83%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (1.47%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (1.10%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.37%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.45%) Firewall
2 24 (8.79%) DNS
3 19 (6.96%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.86%) VLAN
5 14 (5.13%) SSL
6 13 (4.76%) Network Security
7 12 (4.40%) HTTP
8 10 (3.66%) VPN
9 9 (3.30%) Internet
10 7 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (2.56%) WAN
11 6 (2.20%) LAN
12 5 (1.83%) LDAP
12 5 (1.83%) SAN
12 5 (1.83%) BIG-IP
12 5 (1.83%) MPLS
12 5 (1.83%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.83%) SNMP
13 4 (1.47%) NAS
13 4 (1.47%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.09%) MongoDB
2 33 (12.09%) MySQL
3 26 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 24 (8.79%) RDBMS
5 23 (8.42%) NoSQL
6 11 (4.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.30%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.93%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.83%) OLTP
11 4 (1.47%) Big Data
12 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.73%) Spotfire
13 2 (0.73%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.73%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 74 (27.11%) Jenkins
2 61 (22.34%) Git (software)
3 36 (13.19%) Maven
4 21 (7.69%) Subversion
5 14 (5.13%) TeamCity
6 11 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.56%) Hudson
9 6 (2.20%) RSpec
9 6 (2.20%) JIRA
10 5 (1.83%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.83%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.10%) MSTest
12 2 (0.73%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.37%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.37%) Gradle
13 1 (0.37%) JUnit
13 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
General
1 29 (10.62%) Finance
2 9 (3.30%) Games
3 7 (2.56%) Marketing
4 6 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.10%) Banking
6 3 (1.10%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.73%) Billing
7 2 (0.73%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Local Government
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 71 (26.01%) Architect
2 69 (25.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (17.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 41 (15.02%) Developer
5 26 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 23 (8.42%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (6.59%) Consultant
8 15 (5.49%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.03%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (3.66%) Operations Engineer
10 10 (3.66%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 9 (3.30%) Analyst
11 9 (3.30%) Security Architect
12 8 (2.93%) Enterprise Architect
13 7 (2.56%) .NET Developer
13 7 (2.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 6 (2.20%) Lead Architect
14 6 (2.20%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 6 (2.20%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.20%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.65%) Web Services
2 27 (9.89%) .NET
3 15 (5.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 13 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 12 (4.40%) JSON
6 11 (4.03%) WCF
6 11 (4.03%) HTML
6 11 (4.03%) MCollective
6 11 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 10 (3.66%) Middleware
8 9 (3.30%) CSS
8 9 (3.30%) REST
9 6 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (2.20%) jQuery
9 6 (2.20%) Spring
10 5 (1.83%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.83%) Django
10 5 (1.83%) SOAP
10 5 (1.83%) Apache Camel
10 5 (1.83%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.89%) Open Source
2 21 (7.69%) Clustering
3 12 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.03%) Device Driver
5 9 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.93%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.20%) PKI
8 5 (1.83%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.10%) Taxonomies
10 3 (1.10%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.10%) Social Media
10 3 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.10%) User Experience
11 2 (0.73%) Derivative
11 2 (0.73%) Online Games
12 1 (0.37%) FMCG
12 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 106 (38.83%) Linux
2 58 (21.25%) CentOS
3 50 (18.32%) Ubuntu
4 43 (15.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (15.75%) Windows
5 37 (13.55%) UNIX
6 9 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.20%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.83%) Android
10 4 (1.47%) SUSE
10 4 (1.47%) Solaris
11 3 (1.10%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.73%) AIX
13 1 (0.37%) HPUX
13 1 (0.37%) Fedora
13 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (46.15%) DevOps
2 115 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (38.83%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (26.01%) Automated Testing
5 70 (25.64%) Change Management
6 62 (22.71%) Scrum
7 48 (17.58%) Configuration Management
8 35 (12.82%) Build Automation
9 25 (9.16%) ITIL
10 22 (8.06%) MVC
11 20 (7.33%) Release Management
12 18 (6.59%) Migration
13 17 (6.23%) SOA
13 17 (6.23%) Load Balancing
14 14 (5.13%) Service Management
14 14 (5.13%) Service Delivery
15 12 (4.40%) E-Commerce
16 11 (4.03%) Enterprise Architecture
17 10 (3.66%) TOGAF
17 10 (3.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (30.04%) Java
2 73 (26.74%) Ruby
3 55 (20.15%) Bash Shell
4 43 (15.75%) Python
5 26 (9.52%) SQL
6 25 (9.16%) C#
6 25 (9.16%) Perl
7 13 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.40%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.66%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.30%) Korn
10 9 (3.30%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.93%) Scala
12 6 (2.20%) PHP
13 5 (1.83%) Golang
14 4 (1.47%) VC++
14 4 (1.47%) C
14 4 (1.47%) C++
15 1 (0.37%) PHP5
15 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 79 (28.94%) Security Cleared
2 75 (27.47%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.20%) Degree
4 5 (1.83%) CISSP
5 4 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.10%) CISA
6 3 (1.10%) CISM
7 2 (0.73%) GIAC
7 2 (0.73%) GCIA
7 2 (0.73%) GCIH
7 2 (0.73%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.73%) GCED
8 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.37%) ISEB
8 1 (0.37%) HP APS
8 1 (0.37%) VCP4
8 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.37%) RHCE
8 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.96%) QA
2 6 (2.20%) COBIT
3 5 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.47%) SLA
5 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (5.86%) Hyper-V
3 14 (5.13%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.66%) vSphere
5 6 (2.20%) NFS
6 4 (1.47%) vCloud
6 4 (1.47%) Docker
7 3 (1.10%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.73%) Varnish
9 1 (0.37%) LXC
9 1 (0.37%) Firmware
9 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 127 (46.52%) Puppet
2 79 (28.94%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (17.95%) Ansible
4 17 (6.23%) Salt
5 11 (4.03%) Cobbler
5 11 (4.03%) Nagios
6 9 (3.30%) Vagrant
6 9 (3.30%) collectd
7 7 (2.56%) OVSD
8 5 (1.83%) WSUS
9 2 (0.73%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.37%) Netcool
10 1 (0.37%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.37%) SCCM
10 1 (0.37%) SCOM
10 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 73 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 48 (17.58%) Oracle
3 34 (12.45%) VMware
4 25 (9.16%) Red Hat
5 16 (5.86%) Cisco
5 16 (5.86%) HP
6 10 (3.66%) IBM
7 8 (2.93%) NetApp
8 7 (2.56%) F5
8 7 (2.56%) Rackspace
9 6 (2.20%) Google
9 6 (2.20%) BMC
9 6 (2.20%) Informatica
10 5 (1.83%) EMC
10 5 (1.83%) RightScale
10 5 (1.83%) SAP
11 4 (1.47%) Citrix
11 4 (1.47%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.10%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
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