The table below looks at the statistics for PaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 177 244 242
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -2
Contract jobs citing PaaS 101 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 0.20% 0.075%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.63% 4.58% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 6 2
Average daily rate £550 £410 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -36.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £398 £610
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £690
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
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 South East region.

Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
800 437 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.30% 4.39% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 259 162
Average daily rate £450 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 7
Average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +143.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £8.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.00 £20.10
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 the South East

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

PaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

PaaS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PaaS across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

PaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the South East 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
Kent +9 36 £650 +51.16%
Hampshire - 26 £450 -
Surrey -5 15 £550 - 3
Berkshire +12 12 £460 -23.33% 8
Middlesex - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 - 7
West Sussex - 2 £280 - 1
Buckinghamshire +14 1 - -
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 75 (60.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (59.68%) IaaS
3 47 (37.90%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (33.87%) Ruby
5 38 (30.65%) Java
5 38 (30.65%) DevOps
6 37 (29.84%) Cloud Foundry
7 34 (27.42%) TDD
8 33 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (26.61%) SaaS
8 33 (26.61%) Microsoft
9 31 (25.00%) VMware
9 31 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 30 (24.19%) Heroku
10 30 (24.19%) RabbitMQ
10 30 (24.19%) OpenStack
11 29 (23.39%) Continuous Delivery
12 28 (22.58%) Go
12 28 (22.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (21.77%) PowerShell
13 27 (21.77%) Finance
14 26 (20.97%) Bash Shell
15 25 (20.16%) Data Centre
16 24 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (17.74%) vSphere
18 20 (16.13%) Docker
18 20 (16.13%) Redis
18 20 (16.13%) Web Services
19 19 (15.32%) Security Cleared
20 18 (14.52%) SC Cleared

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 37 (29.84%) Cloud Foundry
2 30 (24.19%) OpenStack
3 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.26%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.81%) Node.js
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (60.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (59.68%) IaaS
3 47 (37.90%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (26.61%) SaaS
5 30 (24.19%) Heroku
6 12 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (8.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (6.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 6 (4.84%) Office 365
10 3 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.61%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (1.61%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.61%) Yammer
12 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.52%) Firewall
2 11 (8.87%) VPN
3 9 (7.26%) AMQP
4 8 (6.45%) Network Security
5 7 (5.65%) LAN
5 7 (5.65%) WAN
6 5 (4.03%) DHCP
6 5 (4.03%) DNS
6 5 (4.03%) VLAN
7 4 (3.23%) MPLS
7 4 (3.23%) SAN
8 3 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.42%) Extranet
9 2 (1.61%) Internet
9 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.81%) IPsec
10 1 (0.81%) SMTP
10 1 (0.81%) SSL
10 1 (0.81%) VoIP
10 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.58%) Apache Cassandra
2 20 (16.13%) Redis
3 18 (14.52%) SQL Server
4 11 (8.87%) NoSQL
5 9 (7.26%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (4.03%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.42%) Big Data
8 3 (2.42%) MySQL
9 2 (1.61%) Power BI
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (5.65%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.42%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.42%) JIRA
4 3 (2.42%) Selenium
4 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.61%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.61%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.61%) MSI
5 2 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.81%) Gradle
6 1 (0.81%) JUnit
General
1 27 (21.77%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Banking
3 6 (4.84%) Billing
4 3 (2.42%) Games
5 2 (1.61%) Automotive
5 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (34.68%) Architect
2 25 (20.16%) Developer
3 22 (17.74%) Cloud Architect
3 22 (17.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (16.94%) Cloud Engineer
5 16 (12.90%) Software Engineer
6 15 (12.10%) Java Engineer
7 14 (11.29%) Consultant
7 14 (11.29%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (9.68%) Java Developer
9 11 (8.87%) Azure Consultant
9 11 (8.87%) Java Software Engineer
10 9 (7.26%) Cloud Consultant
10 9 (7.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (6.45%) Cloud Developer
11 8 (6.45%) Technical Architect
12 7 (5.65%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Consultant
13 6 (4.84%) Java Software Developer
14 5 (4.03%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.19%) RabbitMQ
2 20 (16.13%) Web Services
3 15 (12.10%) .NET
4 8 (6.45%) JMS
4 8 (6.45%) JSON
4 8 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (6.45%) Spring
5 7 (5.65%) Kafka
6 5 (4.03%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.61%) Java EE
8 2 (1.61%) Middleware
8 2 (1.61%) REST
9 1 (0.81%) SAML
9 1 (0.81%) SOAP
9 1 (0.81%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.81%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.16%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.10%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.65%) Private Cloud
4 6 (4.84%) CMDB
4 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.84%) VCE vBlock
5 5 (4.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.23%) Replication
7 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.61%) SCADA
9 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.81%) User Experience
9 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.52%) Linux
2 15 (12.10%) Windows
3 7 (5.65%) Unix
4 6 (4.84%) VMS
5 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.81%) Android
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) CentOS
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.65%) DevOps
2 34 (27.42%) TDD
3 33 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 29 (23.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (10.48%) Configuration Management
7 11 (8.87%) Technical Architecture
7 11 (8.87%) Use Case
8 9 (7.26%) CRM
8 9 (7.26%) Migration
9 8 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.65%) Analytics
10 7 (5.65%) High Availability
11 6 (4.84%) Microservices
11 6 (4.84%) OO
11 6 (4.84%) Scrum
11 6 (4.84%) SOA
11 6 (4.84%) Translating Business Requirements
12 5 (4.03%) Information Security
12 5 (4.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.87%) Ruby
2 38 (30.65%) Java
3 28 (22.58%) Go
4 27 (21.77%) PowerShell
5 26 (20.97%) Bash Shell
6 14 (11.29%) Python
7 12 (9.68%) C#
7 12 (9.68%) SQL
8 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.61%) R
9 2 (1.61%) VB
9 2 (1.61%) VBScript
10 1 (0.81%) C
10 1 (0.81%) Erlang
10 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (15.32%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.84%) ISEB
3 6 (4.84%) VCAP
4 4 (3.23%) EMC Certification
4 4 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.42%) CCNA
5 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.42%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.42%) MCSE
5 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.61%) CCSA
6 2 (1.61%) CISM
6 2 (1.61%) CISSP
6 2 (1.61%) Degree
6 2 (1.61%) MCDST
6 2 (1.61%) MCP
6 2 (1.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (17.74%) vSphere
3 20 (16.13%) Docker
4 7 (5.65%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.65%) vCloud
5 6 (4.84%) KVM
5 6 (4.84%) XenServer
6 4 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (12.10%) Puppet
2 14 (11.29%) Kubernetes
3 12 (9.68%) SCOM
4 11 (8.87%) SCCM
5 10 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (6.45%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (4.84%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (4.03%) Tivoli
9 4 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (2.42%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.61%) Cacti
11 2 (1.61%) Ganglia
11 2 (1.61%) Graphite
11 2 (1.61%) Hyperic
11 2 (1.61%) logstash
11 2 (1.61%) Nagios
11 2 (1.61%) OpenView
12 1 (0.81%) MOM
12 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.81%) vMotion
Vendors
1 33 (26.61%) Microsoft
2 31 (25.00%) VMware
3 16 (12.90%) Citrix
4 13 (10.48%) HP
5 11 (8.87%) Cisco
6 9 (7.26%) Barracuda Networks
6 9 (7.26%) EMC
6 9 (7.26%) Splunk
7 6 (4.84%) Oracle
8 5 (4.03%) LogRhythm
8 5 (4.03%) NetApp
8 5 (4.03%) New Relic
8 5 (4.03%) Rackspace
9 3 (2.42%) BMC
9 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.42%) Juniper
10 1 (0.81%) Foundry
10 1 (0.81%) IBM
10 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
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