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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 423 520 541
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +21
Contract jobs citing PaaS 159 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.10% 0.062%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.53% 4.12% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 28 27
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £305 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £604 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £423 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.35% +29.08%
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
1864 1190 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.57% 2.47% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 800 404
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +75 96 £450 -5.26% 23
South East +28 31 £488 +17.32% 15
North West - 15 £413 - 6
South West - 9 £556 - 1
East Midlands - 7 £425 - 2
East of England -23 2 £350 -39.13%
West Midlands - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
PaaS
UK

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 121 (45.66%) SaaS
2 109 (41.13%) IaaS
3 102 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (32.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 73 (27.55%) Microsoft
6 68 (25.66%) .NET
7 58 (21.89%) MVC
8 57 (21.51%) SQL
9 54 (20.38%) DevOps
10 50 (18.87%) Linux
11 47 (17.74%) Puppet
11 47 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (17.36%) Open Source
13 40 (15.09%) Azure SQL Database
13 40 (15.09%) MS Excel
14 39 (14.72%) Oracle
15 37 (13.96%) C#
16 36 (13.58%) SQL Server
17 35 (13.21%) Configuration Management
18 33 (12.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 32 (12.08%) .NET Framework
19 32 (12.08%) WCF
19 32 (12.08%) HTTP
20 31 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
20 31 (11.70%) SQL Server 2008
20 31 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server
21 30 (11.32%) Web Services
22 29 (10.94%) Windows
22 29 (10.94%) Scrum
23 28 (10.57%) Finance

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (5.66%) OpenStack
2 9 (3.40%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (3.40%) IIS
3 8 (3.02%) WordPress
4 6 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.89%) Apache
5 5 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.51%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.51%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.51%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.13%) Lync
7 3 (1.13%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.75%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.75%) nginx
8 2 (0.75%) Jetty
8 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.38%) Node.js
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 40 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.51%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.38%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 121 (45.66%) SaaS
2 109 (41.13%) IaaS
3 85 (32.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (8.30%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (6.79%) Amazon S3
6 18 (6.79%) Amazon ELB
6 18 (6.79%) Route 53
7 9 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.64%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.51%) Force.com
9 4 (1.51%) Office 365
10 2 (0.75%) GitHub
11 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.38%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.38%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.08%) HTTP
2 26 (9.81%) Firewall
3 20 (7.55%) DNS
4 14 (5.28%) SSL
4 14 (5.28%) DHCP
5 9 (3.40%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.40%) Internet
6 6 (2.26%) VPN
6 6 (2.26%) SNMP
6 6 (2.26%) LDAP
7 5 (1.89%) WAN
7 5 (1.89%) SAN
8 4 (1.51%) MPLS
8 4 (1.51%) Network Security
9 3 (1.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.13%) VPLS
9 3 (1.13%) LAN
9 3 (1.13%) PBX
9 3 (1.13%) VLAN
10 2 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.09%) Azure SQL Database
2 36 (13.58%) SQL Server
3 31 (11.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (5.28%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.15%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.77%) Big Data
7 4 (1.51%) MySQL
7 4 (1.51%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.75%) DB2
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.38%) Redis
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.38%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 31 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (9.81%) Jenkins
3 21 (7.92%) Maven
4 18 (6.79%) Hudson
5 11 (4.15%) RSpec
5 11 (4.15%) Visual Studio
6 10 (3.77%) MSTest
7 6 (2.26%) NUnit
7 6 (2.26%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.89%) Gradle
9 4 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.13%) QUnit
10 3 (1.13%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.13%) Selenium
10 3 (1.13%) JIRA
10 3 (1.13%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.13%) JSUnit
10 3 (1.13%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.75%) JUnit
11 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
General
1 28 (10.57%) Finance
2 10 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.89%) Advertising
3 5 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.51%) Billing
4 4 (1.51%) Retail
5 3 (1.13%) Banking
5 3 (1.13%) Back Office
6 2 (0.75%) Legal
6 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 86 (32.45%) Architect
2 60 (22.64%) Developer
3 42 (15.85%) DevOps Engineer
4 36 (13.58%) Cloud Architect
5 28 (10.57%) .NET Developer
6 27 (10.19%) Senior Developer
7 24 (9.06%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (8.30%) Senior .NET Developer
9 16 (6.04%) Enterprise Architect
9 16 (6.04%) Project Manager
10 15 (5.66%) C# Developer
11 13 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (4.15%) Lead Architect
12 11 (4.15%) Consultant
13 9 (3.40%) Service Transition Manager
13 9 (3.40%) Service Manager
13 9 (3.40%) Transition Manager
14 7 (2.64%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 7 (2.64%) Applications Manager
14 7 (2.64%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (25.66%) .NET
2 33 (12.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 32 (12.08%) .NET Framework
3 32 (12.08%) WCF
4 30 (11.32%) Web Services
5 28 (10.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 21 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (7.92%) ASP.NET
7 15 (5.66%) Middleware
8 13 (4.91%) HTML
9 12 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (3.77%) REST
11 9 (3.40%) Unity DI Container
11 9 (3.40%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 9 (3.40%) JSON
11 9 (3.40%) XML
12 6 (2.26%) CSS
13 5 (1.89%) Java EE
13 5 (1.89%) XSD
13 5 (1.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.36%) Open Source
2 28 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.77%) Clustering
4 9 (3.40%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (3.02%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.89%) User Experience
6 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.13%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.75%) DataPower
8 2 (0.75%) Physics
8 2 (0.75%) RMADS
8 2 (0.75%) Social Network
8 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.38%) CMDB
9 1 (0.38%) NGOSS
9 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.87%) Linux
2 29 (10.94%) Windows
3 18 (6.79%) CentOS
4 7 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.13%) Android
6 3 (1.13%) UNIX
7 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.75%) VMS
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (21.89%) MVC
3 54 (20.38%) DevOps
4 47 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (13.21%) Configuration Management
6 29 (10.94%) Scrum
7 27 (10.19%) TDD
8 26 (9.81%) TOGAF
9 23 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (8.30%) Project Management
10 22 (8.30%) SOA
11 19 (7.17%) Enterprise Architecture
12 17 (6.42%) Multithreading
13 15 (5.66%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.28%) Load Balancing
14 14 (5.28%) Change Management
15 13 (4.91%) Migration
15 13 (4.91%) OO
16 10 (3.77%) ITIL
16 10 (3.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 57 (21.51%) SQL
2 37 (13.96%) C#
3 28 (10.57%) Java
3 28 (10.57%) PL/SQL
4 22 (8.30%) Ruby
5 11 (4.15%) Python
6 10 (3.77%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.40%) PHP
7 9 (3.40%) C++
8 7 (2.64%) Perl
9 6 (2.26%) VC++
10 5 (1.89%) Scala
11 4 (1.51%) C
12 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.75%) VBScript
12 2 (0.75%) Erlang
13 1 (0.38%) R
13 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.77%) Degree
3 6 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.89%) CISSP
5 3 (1.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) CISA
6 2 (0.75%) CISM
6 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.38%) VCAP
7 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) APMP
7 1 (0.38%) RHCE
7 1 (0.38%) PMP
7 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.38%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.17%) QA
2 5 (1.89%) SLA
2 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.75%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.75%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.26%) vSphere
4 4 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.75%) XenApp
5 2 (0.75%) Xen
5 2 (0.75%) Docker
5 2 (0.75%) vCloud
6 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.38%) KVM
6 1 (0.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 47 (17.74%) Puppet
2 21 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (7.55%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.13%) SCCM
4 3 (1.13%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.13%) Nagios
5 2 (0.75%) logstash
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.38%) Opsview
6 1 (0.38%) WSUS
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 73 (27.55%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.72%) Oracle
3 25 (9.43%) VMware
4 24 (9.06%) Red Hat
5 16 (6.04%) RightScale
6 15 (5.66%) HP
7 11 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (3.77%) Cisco
9 9 (3.40%) Google
10 7 (2.64%) Citrix
10 7 (2.64%) IBM
11 5 (1.89%) SAP
11 5 (1.89%) EMC
12 4 (1.51%) NetApp
13 3 (1.13%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.13%) webMethods
13 3 (1.13%) BMC
14 2 (0.75%) Brocade
14 2 (0.75%) Cognizant
14 2 (0.75%) Informatica
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