The table below looks at the statistics for PaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PaaS over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 307 398 366
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -32
Contract jobs citing PaaS 96 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.080% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.90% 2.98% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 11 13
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£450 £575 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £715 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £570 £388
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +47.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.86 -
PaaS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
970 637 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.26% 2.68% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 437 290
Average daily rate £450 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
Average hourly rate £21.56 £17.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -64.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PaaS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

PaaS Jobs Demand Trend in London

PaaS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PaaS across the London region.

PaaS Daily Rate Trend in London

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PaaS across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

PaaS Daily Rate Histogram in London

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
City of London +11 12 £475 -7.31% 4
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 93 (47.94%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (40.21%) Microsoft
3 73 (37.63%) Puppet
4 68 (35.05%) DevOps
5 60 (30.93%) IaaS
6 59 (30.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 57 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (28.87%) Oracle
8 56 (28.87%) Linux
9 53 (27.32%) Change Management
10 52 (26.80%) Security Cleared
11 51 (26.29%) Scrum
11 51 (26.29%) SaaS
12 49 (25.26%) SQL Server
12 49 (25.26%) SQL
13 48 (24.74%) MS Excel
13 48 (24.74%) Ruby
13 48 (24.74%) Opscode Chef
14 46 (23.71%) SC Cleared
15 43 (22.16%) Automated Testing
15 43 (22.16%) .NET
15 43 (22.16%) MVC
16 42 (21.65%) Jenkins
17 40 (20.62%) Bash Shell
17 40 (20.62%) Java
18 38 (19.59%) CentOS
19 37 (19.07%) Ubuntu
20 34 (17.53%) Azure SQL Database
21 32 (16.49%) SQL Server 2008
21 32 (16.49%) Team Foundation Server

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 20 (10.31%) JBoss
2 18 (9.28%) OpenStack
3 14 (7.22%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (5.15%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.61%) IIS
6 6 (3.09%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.09%) Lync
7 4 (2.06%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (2.06%) Apache
7 4 (2.06%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.55%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.55%) Node.js
8 3 (1.55%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.03%) Drupal
9 2 (1.03%) WordPress
9 2 (1.03%) nginx
9 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (24.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.03%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 60 (30.93%) IaaS
2 59 (30.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (26.29%) SaaS
4 21 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (6.70%) Heroku
6 11 (5.67%) Engine Yard
7 6 (3.09%) Office 365
8 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.03%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.03%) Route 53
9 2 (1.03%) GitHub
9 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.52%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.28%) Firewall
2 17 (8.76%) DNS
3 16 (8.25%) VLAN
4 12 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.67%) SSL
6 10 (5.15%) HTTP
7 8 (4.12%) VPN
8 7 (3.61%) SNMP
8 7 (3.61%) MPLS
9 6 (3.09%) VPLS
9 6 (3.09%) LDAP
10 5 (2.58%) Network Security
11 4 (2.06%) NAS
11 4 (2.06%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.06%) PBX
11 4 (2.06%) WAN
11 4 (2.06%) SAN
12 2 (1.03%) Internet
12 2 (1.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 34 (17.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 32 (16.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (13.40%) MySQL
5 22 (11.34%) Relational Database
6 20 (10.31%) RDBMS
7 19 (9.79%) MongoDB
8 16 (8.25%) NoSQL
9 11 (5.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (4.12%) Hadoop
11 5 (2.58%) Big Data
12 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (1.03%) Spotfire
13 2 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (1.03%) OLTP
13 2 (1.03%) OLAP
13 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (21.65%) Jenkins
2 32 (16.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (15.46%) Git (software)
4 25 (12.89%) Maven
5 10 (5.15%) Subversion
6 7 (3.61%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.06%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.55%) RSpec
8 3 (1.55%) Hudson
8 3 (1.55%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.52%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.52%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.52%) Rational Rose
General
1 19 (9.79%) Finance
2 5 (2.58%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.03%) Banking
3 2 (1.03%) Marketing
4 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (26.29%) Developer
2 38 (19.59%) Architect
3 37 (19.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (16.49%) Senior Developer
5 27 (13.92%) .NET Developer
6 25 (12.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 22 (11.34%) Senior .NET Developer
8 13 (6.70%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (5.15%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (5.15%) Operations Engineer
10 10 (5.15%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Service Transition Manager
11 9 (4.64%) Service Manager
11 9 (4.64%) Transition Manager
11 9 (4.64%) Lead Architect
11 9 (4.64%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.09%) Consultant
12 6 (3.09%) C# Developer
12 6 (3.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (22.16%) .NET
2 31 (15.98%) WCF
2 31 (15.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 27 (13.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 27 (13.92%) .NET Framework
4 19 (9.79%) Web Services
5 11 (5.67%) MCollective
6 10 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (5.15%) ASP.NET
7 7 (3.61%) CSS
8 6 (3.09%) HTML
9 4 (2.06%) REST
10 3 (1.55%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (1.03%) Lucene
11 2 (1.03%) Spring
11 2 (1.03%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.03%) Spring Web Flow
11 2 (1.03%) Backbone.js
11 2 (1.03%) Spring Batch
11 2 (1.03%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.37%) Clustering
2 13 (6.70%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.67%) Device Driver
4 10 (5.15%) Open Source
5 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.06%) User Experience
6 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.55%) PKI
8 2 (1.03%) Derivative
8 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.52%) FMCG
9 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.52%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 56 (28.87%) Linux
2 38 (19.59%) CentOS
3 37 (19.07%) Ubuntu
4 26 (13.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (8.76%) Windows
6 13 (6.70%) UNIX
7 5 (2.58%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.03%) VMS
8 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.03%) SUSE
9 1 (0.52%) AIX
9 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (47.94%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (35.05%) DevOps
3 57 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (27.32%) Change Management
5 51 (26.29%) Scrum
6 43 (22.16%) Automated Testing
6 43 (22.16%) MVC
7 25 (12.89%) Build Automation
8 20 (10.31%) Load Balancing
9 16 (8.25%) Configuration Management
10 14 (7.22%) Service Delivery
11 13 (6.70%) Project Management
11 13 (6.70%) Release Management
12 10 (5.15%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (5.15%) ITIL
12 10 (5.15%) Migration
13 9 (4.64%) TDD
14 8 (4.12%) Time Management
15 7 (3.61%) Multithreading
15 7 (3.61%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.26%) SQL
2 48 (24.74%) Ruby
3 40 (20.62%) Bash Shell
3 40 (20.62%) Java
4 31 (15.98%) PL/SQL
5 19 (9.79%) Python
6 16 (8.25%) Perl
7 12 (6.19%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.64%) Korn
9 8 (4.12%) C#
10 3 (1.55%) PHP
10 3 (1.55%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.03%) Scala
12 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (26.80%) Security Cleared
2 46 (23.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.58%) CISSP
3 5 (2.58%) Degree
4 4 (2.06%) CISA
4 4 (2.06%) CISM
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.52%) RHCE
5 1 (0.52%) PMP
5 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.67%) QA
2 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.06%) COBIT
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.64%) Hyper-V
1 9 (4.64%) vSphere
2 8 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.03%) Xen
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.03%) vCloud
5 1 (0.52%) Docker
5 1 (0.52%) Varnish
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) NFS
5 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 73 (37.63%) Puppet
2 48 (24.74%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (14.95%) Ansible
4 13 (6.70%) Nagios
5 11 (5.67%) Cobbler
6 9 (4.64%) collectd
7 4 (2.06%) Salt
7 4 (2.06%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.03%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.52%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.52%) SCCM
9 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (40.21%) Microsoft
2 56 (28.87%) Oracle
3 16 (8.25%) VMware
4 14 (7.22%) Red Hat
5 12 (6.19%) HP
6 8 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.58%) Cisco
8 3 (1.55%) IBM
8 3 (1.55%) SAP
9 2 (1.03%) Citrix
9 2 (1.03%) Teradata
9 2 (1.03%) Tableau
9 2 (1.03%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.03%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.03%) Netezza
9 2 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.52%) Akamai
10 1 (0.52%) F5
10 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.52%) Nintex
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