The table below looks at the statistics for PaaS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PaaS over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 230 487 463
Rank change year-on-year
+257 -24
Contract jobs citing PaaS 573 179 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.47% 5.14% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 125 142
Median daily rate £501 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.36% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £333 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
6053 3485 2573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.49% 6.04% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4143 2336 1640
Median daily rate £468 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 56 48
Median hourly rate £19.31 £23.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.06% +1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +36.98%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

PaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PaaS
Daily Rate Trend

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

PaaS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PaaS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

PaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PaaS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PaaS within the UK.

PaaS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PaaS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +252 547 £513 +7.89% 82
London +135 228 £525 - 37
South East +117 150 £500 +17.64% 15
Hampshire - 56 £550 - 4
North West +38 45 £413 -8.33% 5
Oxfordshire +28 44 £400 +23.07% 1
Oxford +19 37 £400 +23.07% 1
North East +9 37 £500 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire +49 36 £550 +15.78% 6
Tyne and Wear +10 32 £487 +2.52% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 32 £487 +2.52% 1
West Midlands +3 30 £400 -32.20% 6
West Yorkshire +37 29 £550 +15.78% 6
Berkshire +27 26 £588 +17.50% 3
Leeds +33 25 £565 +18.94% 4
City of London +34 24 £575 +9.52% 12
Fareham - 19 £575 -
Lancashire - 16 £388 -
Blackpool - 14 £388 -
Southampton - 14 £400 -
Cheshire +19 13 £338 -28.94%
Manchester -1 13 £438 -2.77% 5
Coventry - 13 £363 -
Warrington +15 12 £300 -36.84%
Kent +15 12 £600 +76.47%
Maidenhead - 12 £750 -
Wales +29 11 £450 -18.18% 2
East of England +18 11 £600 +9.09% 2
East Midlands -1 11 £425 -
South Wales - 10 £450 - 2

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PaaS.

1 637 (61.43%) IaaS
2 399 (38.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 399 (38.48%) SaaS
3 363 (35.00%) DevOps
4 335 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
5 334 (32.21%) Amazon AWS
6 273 (26.33%) Linux
7 245 (23.63%) Microsoft
8 225 (21.70%) Java
9 210 (20.25%) Open Source
10 198 (19.09%) Windows
11 182 (17.55%) Docker
12 176 (16.97%) Puppet
13 175 (16.88%) Python
14 157 (15.14%) Opscode Chef
15 154 (14.85%) ITIL
16 148 (14.27%) Finance
17 145 (13.98%) Continuous Delivery
18 142 (13.69%) Git (software)
19 134 (12.92%) Ansible
20 129 (12.44%) Jenkins
21 126 (12.15%) Cloud Foundry
22 123 (11.86%) JavaScript
23 122 (11.76%) Configuration Management
24 121 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
25 119 (11.48%) Microservices
26 114 (10.99%) Active Directory
27 113 (10.90%) VMware
28 109 (10.51%) TDD
29 106 (10.22%) SQL

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 126 (12.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 101 (9.74%) OpenStack
3 41 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 38 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (3.18%) Tomcat
6 32 (3.09%) Confluence
7 28 (2.70%) Apache
7 28 (2.70%) IIS
8 22 (2.12%) Apache Spark
9 20 (1.93%) Oracle Application Server
10 17 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (1.64%) nginx
11 16 (1.54%) Apache Solr
12 15 (1.45%) MS Exchange
13 13 (1.25%) JBoss
14 12 (1.16%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.77%) SAS
17 7 (0.68%) GemFire
17 7 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 105 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.87%) MS Office
3 5 (0.48%) MS Project
4 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.096%) Magento
7 1 (0.096%) Maximo
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.096%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 637 (61.43%) IaaS
2 399 (38.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 399 (38.48%) SaaS
3 334 (32.21%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (6.75%) Cloud Computing
5 63 (6.08%) Office 365
6 62 (5.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 51 (4.92%) OpenShift
8 49 (4.73%) Heroku
9 39 (3.76%) GitHub
10 38 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (1.83%) CloudBees
13 15 (1.45%) HP Helion
14 11 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.58%) Google App Engine
15 6 (0.58%) Yammer
16 4 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.27%) DNS
2 61 (5.88%) Firewall
3 40 (3.86%) Network Security
4 39 (3.76%) LAN
4 39 (3.76%) WAN
5 30 (2.89%) DHCP
6 29 (2.80%) SSL
7 28 (2.70%) HTTP
8 19 (1.83%) LDAP
8 19 (1.83%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.25%) AMQP
10 12 (1.16%) VPN
11 10 (0.96%) MPLS
11 10 (0.96%) VLAN
12 9 (0.87%) DMZ
12 9 (0.87%) Internet
12 9 (0.87%) SAN
13 6 (0.58%) IPsec
13 6 (0.58%) Software-Defined Networking
13 6 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 75 (7.23%) MongoDB
3 42 (4.05%) NoSQL
4 37 (3.57%) Hadoop
5 35 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (3.38%) Big Data
6 29 (2.80%) MySQL
7 27 (2.60%) Redis
8 26 (2.51%) Oracle Database
9 25 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
10 21 (2.03%) Oracle Database 12c
11 20 (1.93%) Relational Database
12 18 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (1.45%) OLTP
15 9 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (0.68%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 142 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 129 (12.44%) Jenkins
3 59 (5.69%) JIRA
4 52 (5.01%) TeamCity
5 34 (3.28%) Gradle
6 33 (3.18%) MSBuild
7 27 (2.60%) SonarQube
7 27 (2.60%) Subversion
7 27 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (2.31%) Vagrant
8 24 (2.31%) Visual Studio
9 20 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (1.74%) NUnit
10 18 (1.74%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.54%) JUnit
12 15 (1.45%) Mercurial
12 15 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (1.16%) Maven
14 11 (1.06%) CMake
14 11 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 148 (14.27%) Finance
2 58 (5.59%) Banking
3 33 (3.18%) Retail
4 21 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.74%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.06%) Advertising
6 11 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.06%) Legal
7 10 (0.96%) Marketing
8 8 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.58%) Automotive
10 5 (0.48%) Back Office
11 4 (0.39%) Electronics
11 4 (0.39%) Publishing
11 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.29%) Billing
12 3 (0.29%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.19%) Games
13 2 (0.19%) Law
14 1 (0.096%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 355 (34.23%) Architect
2 153 (14.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 128 (12.34%) Cloud Architect
4 125 (12.05%) Developer
5 96 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
6 71 (6.85%) Azure Architect
7 65 (6.27%) Cloud Engineer
8 62 (5.98%) Infrastructure Architect
9 60 (5.79%) Security Architect
10 52 (5.01%) Consultant
11 51 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 50 (4.82%) Technical Architect
13 49 (4.73%) Senior DevOps
14 43 (4.15%) AWS Architect
14 43 (4.15%) AWS Engineer
15 42 (4.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 38 (3.66%) AWS DevOps
16 38 (3.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 35 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
18 34 (3.28%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (9.26%) HTML
2 90 (8.68%) .NET
3 74 (7.14%) CSS
4 73 (7.04%) HTML5
5 72 (6.94%) REST
6 64 (6.17%) Web Services
7 60 (5.79%) JSON
8 54 (5.21%) Spring
9 49 (4.73%) Middleware
10 44 (4.24%) AngularJS
11 42 (4.05%) Node.js
12 40 (3.86%) RabbitMQ
13 38 (3.66%) CSS3
14 35 (3.38%) Spring Boot
15 31 (2.99%) SOAP
16 28 (2.70%) RESTful
17 24 (2.31%) ASP.NET
17 24 (2.31%) XML
18 23 (2.22%) Sass
19 22 (2.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 67 (6.46%) Public Cloud
3 49 (4.73%) Private Cloud
4 43 (4.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 41 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 26 (2.51%) Mobile App
8 26 (2.51%) User Experience
9 24 (2.31%) Enterprise Cloud
10 22 (2.12%) Clustering
10 22 (2.12%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.83%) Virtual Team
12 17 (1.64%) CMDB
13 15 (1.45%) Visualisation
14 13 (1.25%) Client/Server
14 13 (1.25%) Cloud Native
14 13 (1.25%) PKI
15 11 (1.06%) Mathematics
16 10 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 273 (26.33%) Linux
2 198 (19.09%) Windows
3 83 (8.00%) Unix
4 66 (6.36%) Windows Server
5 56 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (2.89%) Ubuntu
8 25 (2.41%) CentOS
9 22 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (1.83%) Fedora
11 17 (1.64%) Windows 10
12 15 (1.45%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.77%) Android
13 8 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.77%) VMS
14 6 (0.58%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.39%) AIX
15 4 (0.39%) Solaris
15 4 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (35.00%) DevOps
2 335 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (20.25%) Open Source
4 154 (14.85%) ITIL
5 145 (13.98%) Continuous Delivery
6 122 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 121 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
8 119 (11.48%) Microservices
9 109 (10.51%) TDD
10 104 (10.03%) Scrum
11 99 (9.55%) Service Management
12 94 (9.06%) High Availability
13 78 (7.52%) Migration
13 78 (7.52%) TOGAF
14 77 (7.43%) Change Management
15 75 (7.23%) PRINCE2
16 74 (7.14%) Software Engineering
17 65 (6.27%) Problem Management
18 60 (5.79%) Kanban
19 59 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 225 (21.70%) Java
2 175 (16.88%) Python
3 123 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 106 (10.22%) SQL
5 103 (9.93%) PowerShell
6 94 (9.06%) Ruby
7 60 (5.79%) Perl
8 59 (5.69%) Go
9 55 (5.30%) C++
10 51 (4.92%) C#
11 44 (4.24%) Scala
12 37 (3.57%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.74%) PHP
14 14 (1.35%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.16%) C
16 10 (0.96%) Bourne shell
17 9 (0.87%) Groovy
18 8 (0.77%) Korn
19 6 (0.58%) Jython
20 4 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 95 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 48 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 36 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (3.18%) Degree
6 25 (2.41%) MCSE
7 21 (2.03%) CISSP
8 19 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.45%) MCSA
10 12 (1.16%) CCNA
11 11 (1.06%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.87%) CCNP
13 8 (0.77%) PhD
14 7 (0.68%) GIAC
14 7 (0.68%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.68%) PMP
15 6 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.48%) CCIE
16 5 (0.48%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 27 (2.60%) QA
3 11 (1.06%) SLA
4 9 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.29%) COBIT
7 2 (0.19%) GCP
8 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.096%) SDET
System Software
1 182 (17.55%) Docker
2 114 (10.99%) Active Directory
3 70 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (3.47%) vSphere
5 24 (2.31%) vCloud
6 18 (1.74%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.16%) XenApp
9 8 (0.77%) KVM
9 8 (0.77%) Xen
10 6 (0.58%) LXC
11 5 (0.48%) Ceph
11 5 (0.48%) HDFS
12 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.29%) Snort
12 3 (0.29%) Squid
12 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 176 (16.97%) Puppet
2 157 (15.14%) Opscode Chef
3 134 (12.92%) Ansible
4 42 (4.05%) Kubernetes
5 31 (2.99%) Mesos
6 25 (2.41%) Salt
7 24 (2.31%) SCOM
8 22 (2.12%) Terraform
9 17 (1.64%) SCCM
10 8 (0.77%) logstash
11 5 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.48%) CFEngine
11 5 (0.48%) Kibana
12 4 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.39%) Ganglia
12 4 (0.39%) Graphite
12 4 (0.39%) StatsD
12 4 (0.39%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.29%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 245 (23.63%) Microsoft
2 113 (10.90%) VMware
3 64 (6.17%) Oracle
3 64 (6.17%) Red Hat
4 59 (5.69%) Splunk
5 54 (5.21%) Google
6 50 (4.82%) Cisco
7 36 (3.47%) AppDynamics
8 35 (3.38%) New Relic
9 34 (3.28%) MuleSoft
10 27 (2.60%) Citrix
11 23 (2.22%) ServiceNow
12 18 (1.74%) Perforce
13 16 (1.54%) IBM
14 12 (1.16%) Dynatrace
14 12 (1.16%) Remedy
15 11 (1.06%) EMC
16 10 (0.96%) Dell
16 10 (0.96%) NetApp
17 8 (0.77%) CA
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