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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 435 507 469
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -38
Contract jobs citing PaaS 149 75 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.75% 4.40% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 50 37
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £689 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%
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
2592 1705 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.13% 3.39% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1085 679
Average daily rate £425 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £334
% change year-on-year
- +19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 28 19
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £16.53
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -15.30%

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 April 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 24 April 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 +38 80 £450 +1.12% 29
North West -12 23 £440 +10.00% 3
South East +6 20 £410 -36.92% 12
East of England +30 10 £450 -21.73% 1
West Midlands - 5 £313 - 1
South West - 4 £550 - 7
Yorkshire - 4 £550 -
Midlands - 2 £581 -
East Midlands +4 1 - -
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 118 (40.69%) Puppet
2 112 (38.62%) DevOps
3 104 (35.86%) Linux
4 101 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (34.14%) SaaS
5 99 (34.14%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (30.69%) IaaS
7 81 (27.93%) Java
8 75 (25.86%) Ruby
8 75 (25.86%) Opscode Chef
9 74 (25.52%) Jenkins
10 70 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
11 67 (23.10%) Git (software)
12 66 (22.76%) Security Cleared
12 66 (22.76%) Change Management
13 62 (21.38%) SC Cleared
14 57 (19.66%) Automated Testing
14 57 (19.66%) Configuration Management
15 52 (17.93%) Python
16 51 (17.59%) Bash Shell
17 50 (17.24%) Web Services
18 49 (16.90%) CentOS
18 49 (16.90%) Ansible
19 48 (16.55%) Microsoft
20 47 (16.21%) Windows
21 45 (15.52%) Ubuntu
22 43 (14.83%) UNIX
22 43 (14.83%) Scrum
22 43 (14.83%) VMware
23 41 (14.14%) MongoDB

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (11.72%) OpenStack
2 29 (10.00%) JBoss
3 16 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.52%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (4.14%) Apache
5 11 (3.79%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.76%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.41%) Node.js
7 7 (2.41%) Lync
7 7 (2.41%) Confluence
7 7 (2.41%) CMS
7 7 (2.41%) IIS
8 6 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.07%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.07%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.72%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.38%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.21%) MS Office
3 14 (4.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.03%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.03%) MS Project
5 2 (0.69%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (2.07%) Maximo
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 99 (34.14%) SaaS
2 89 (30.69%) IaaS
3 70 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (6.21%) Heroku
6 12 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (3.79%) Engine Yard
8 10 (3.45%) Office 365
9 7 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.41%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.72%) GitHub
10 5 (1.72%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.38%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (1.38%) Route 53
12 3 (1.03%) Google App Engine
12 3 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.79%) Firewall
2 25 (8.62%) DNS
3 23 (7.93%) TCP/IP
4 21 (7.24%) SSL
5 19 (6.55%) VLAN
6 18 (6.21%) VPN
7 15 (5.17%) Network Security
8 14 (4.83%) HTTP
9 12 (4.14%) Internet
10 11 (3.79%) LAN
10 11 (3.79%) WAN
11 9 (3.10%) SAN
12 7 (2.41%) FTP
12 7 (2.41%) MPLS
13 6 (2.07%) DHCP
13 6 (2.07%) LDAP
13 6 (2.07%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (1.72%) NAS
14 5 (1.72%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.72%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.14%) MongoDB
2 36 (12.41%) MySQL
3 27 (9.31%) NoSQL
4 25 (8.62%) SQL Server
5 24 (8.28%) Relational Database
6 22 (7.59%) RDBMS
7 16 (5.52%) Big Data
8 13 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (3.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (3.10%) Hadoop
10 9 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.76%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.72%) OLTP
13 4 (1.38%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.69%) OLAP
14 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
14 2 (0.69%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 74 (25.52%) Jenkins
2 67 (23.10%) Git (software)
3 33 (11.38%) Maven
4 32 (11.03%) Subversion
5 14 (4.83%) TeamCity
6 13 (4.48%) JIRA
7 10 (3.45%) Mercurial
8 9 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.07%) Hudson
10 5 (1.72%) Ant
11 4 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.38%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.03%) RSpec
13 2 (0.69%) JUnit
13 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.69%) MSI
13 2 (0.69%) Selenium
13 2 (0.69%) PHPUnit
14 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
14 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
General
1 40 (13.79%) Finance
2 12 (4.14%) Marketing
3 9 (3.10%) Banking
4 8 (2.76%) Games
5 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.72%) Retail
7 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.69%) Billing
8 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.69%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 94 (32.41%) Architect
2 67 (23.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (15.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 30 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
5 28 (9.66%) Solutions Architect
6 26 (8.97%) Developer
7 22 (7.59%) Consultant
8 14 (4.83%) Security Architect
8 14 (4.83%) Senior Architect
9 13 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
10 12 (4.14%) Enterprise Architect
11 11 (3.79%) Applications Architect
11 11 (3.79%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.41%) Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.07%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 6 (2.07%) Support Engineer
13 6 (2.07%) Support Consultant
13 6 (2.07%) Senior Enterprise Architect
14 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.24%) Web Services
2 16 (5.52%) REST
3 14 (4.83%) HTML
3 14 (4.83%) .NET
4 13 (4.48%) JSON
5 12 (4.14%) CSS
6 11 (3.79%) Middleware
6 11 (3.79%) MCollective
7 10 (3.45%) SOAP
8 8 (2.76%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.41%) jQuery
9 7 (2.41%) Apache Camel
10 6 (2.07%) Spring
11 5 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (1.72%) Memcached
11 5 (1.72%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.38%) WSDL
12 4 (1.38%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (1.38%) WCF
12 4 (1.38%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.10%) Open Source
2 21 (7.24%) Clustering
3 14 (4.83%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.79%) Device Driver
6 10 (3.45%) Data Integration
7 8 (2.76%) User Experience
7 8 (2.76%) PKI
8 7 (2.41%) GIS
8 7 (2.41%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.07%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.38%) Social Media
12 3 (1.03%) FMCG
12 3 (1.03%) Taxonomies
12 3 (1.03%) Streaming Video
12 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.69%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 104 (35.86%) Linux
2 49 (16.90%) CentOS
3 47 (16.21%) Windows
4 45 (15.52%) Ubuntu
5 43 (14.83%) UNIX
6 35 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.72%) Solaris
8 4 (1.38%) SUSE
9 3 (1.03%) Android
9 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.03%) AIX
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (38.62%) DevOps
2 101 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (34.14%) Continuous Integration
4 66 (22.76%) Change Management
5 57 (19.66%) Automated Testing
5 57 (19.66%) Configuration Management
6 43 (14.83%) Scrum
7 40 (13.79%) ITIL
8 38 (13.10%) SOA
9 27 (9.31%) TOGAF
10 26 (8.97%) Build Automation
10 26 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
11 21 (7.24%) Enterprise Architecture
12 19 (6.55%) Service Delivery
12 19 (6.55%) Migration
12 19 (6.55%) Release Management
13 18 (6.21%) Project Management
13 18 (6.21%) PRINCE2
14 17 (5.86%) E-Commerce
14 17 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (27.93%) Java
2 75 (25.86%) Ruby
3 52 (17.93%) Python
4 51 (17.59%) Bash Shell
5 22 (7.59%) Perl
6 20 (6.90%) SQL
7 18 (6.21%) C#
8 15 (5.17%) JavaScript
9 14 (4.83%) Shell Script
9 14 (4.83%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.48%) Scala
11 11 (3.79%) PHP
12 10 (3.45%) Go
13 9 (3.10%) Korn
14 6 (2.07%) C
15 3 (1.03%) PHP5
16 2 (0.69%) C++
17 1 (0.34%) R
17 1 (0.34%) Bourne shell
17 1 (0.34%) REXX
Qualifications
1 66 (22.76%) Security Cleared
2 62 (21.38%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.76%) CISSP
5 7 (2.41%) Degree
6 6 (2.07%) CISM
7 4 (1.38%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (1.03%) VCAP
8 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.03%) CCNP
9 2 (0.69%) GCIA
9 2 (0.69%) GCIH
9 2 (0.69%) CISA
9 2 (0.69%) GIAC
9 2 (0.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.59%) QA
2 8 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.72%) COBIT
5 4 (1.38%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (7.93%) Hyper-V
1 23 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.83%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.14%) vSphere
4 6 (2.07%) NFS
5 5 (1.72%) vCloud
5 5 (1.72%) Docker
6 4 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.69%) Varnish
8 1 (0.34%) XenApp
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 118 (40.69%) Puppet
2 75 (25.86%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (16.90%) Ansible
4 23 (7.93%) Salt
5 11 (3.79%) Cobbler
5 11 (3.79%) Nagios
6 9 (3.10%) Vagrant
6 9 (3.10%) collectd
7 7 (2.41%) OVSD
8 2 (0.69%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.69%) WSUS
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.34%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 43 (14.83%) VMware
3 39 (13.45%) Oracle
4 25 (8.62%) Red Hat
5 19 (6.55%) IBM
6 14 (4.83%) Cisco
7 13 (4.48%) HP
7 13 (4.48%) Citrix
8 11 (3.79%) NetApp
9 10 (3.45%) F5
10 6 (2.07%) Informatica
10 6 (2.07%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.07%) ESRI
10 6 (2.07%) Rackspace
11 5 (1.72%) Google
11 5 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.38%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.38%) SAP
12 4 (1.38%) Juniper
12 4 (1.38%) Facebook
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