The table below looks at the statistics for PaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PaaS over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 132 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing PaaS 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.20% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.84% 9.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £578 £394
% change year-on-year
-17.74% +46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.86 -
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 South West region.

Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
102 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.20% 2.12% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 31 20
Average daily rate £388 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

PaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

PaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

PaaS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Bristol -6 1 £550 +10.00% 4
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (64.71%) SaaS
2 8 (47.06%) SOA
3 7 (41.18%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (35.29%) Open Source
4 6 (35.29%) Middleware
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
5 5 (29.41%) Java EE
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (23.53%) IaaS
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (17.65%) OO
7 3 (17.65%) J2EE
7 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
7 3 (17.65%) LAMP
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (17.65%) DevOps
7 3 (17.65%) Network Management
7 3 (17.65%) Network Architecture
7 3 (17.65%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
8 2 (11.76%) JSON
8 2 (11.76%) COBIT

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (64.71%) SaaS
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (23.53%) IaaS
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) OLTP
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) RSpec
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Architect
2 7 (41.18%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
6 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Systems Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) SAP Business Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Middleware
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) Java EE
3 3 (17.65%) J2EE
3 3 (17.65%) LAMP
4 2 (11.76%) JSON
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) WSDL
4 2 (11.76%) SOAP
4 2 (11.76%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Fedora
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) SOA
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) Network Management
5 3 (17.65%) Network Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
6 2 (11.76%) Release Management
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) BPMN
6 2 (11.76%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) COBIT
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) F5
1 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) Nokia
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Informatica
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) webMethods
2 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
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