The table below looks at the statistics for PaaS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PaaS over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 434 530 564
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +34
Contract jobs citing PaaS 163 52 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.099% 0.055%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.34% 4.11% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 31 26
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £308 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £600 £588
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 - - -

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
1955 1266 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.45% 2.40% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1209 851 422
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 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 £12.90 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -21.15%

PaaS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PaaS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 September 2014.

PaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PaaS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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
England +86 157 £475 +5.55% 37
London +71 93 £450 -5.26% 18
South East +22 32 £500 +20.33% 12
Berkshire +20 18 £475 +14.32% 3
North West - 15 £413 - 4
Reading +18 13 £450 - 2
City of London +26 12 £450 +9.09% 2
South West - 9 £556 -
East Midlands - 7 £425 -
Surrey - 7 £475 - 4
Lancashire - 5 £403 -
Wales - 5 £475 - 4
West Wales - 5 £475 - 4
Swansea - 5 £475 - 4
Uxbridge - 5 £488 -
Cheshire - 4 £400 - 1
Bristol - 3 £650 -
Kent - 3 £700 -
East of England -23 2 £350 -39.13%
Guildford - 2 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 -
Manchester - 2 £500 - 3
Northampton - 1 £475 -
Slough - 1 £700 -
Maidstone - 1 £700 -
Burnley - 1 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £285 -
West Sussex - 1 £700 -
West Yorkshire - - - -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 129 (44.79%) SaaS
2 120 (41.67%) IaaS
3 116 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (28.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 72 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 64 (22.22%) .NET
7 63 (21.88%) Linux
8 58 (20.14%) DevOps
9 57 (19.79%) Puppet
10 54 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (18.75%) MVC
10 54 (18.75%) SQL
11 47 (16.32%) Open Source
12 44 (15.28%) Configuration Management
13 38 (13.19%) Web Services
13 38 (13.19%) MS Excel
13 38 (13.19%) Azure SQL Database
14 37 (12.85%) C#
14 37 (12.85%) HTTP
15 36 (12.50%) Oracle
16 35 (12.15%) TOGAF
17 34 (11.81%) SQL Server
17 34 (11.81%) Windows
18 32 (11.11%) Java
18 32 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
19 31 (10.76%) Security Cleared
20 30 (10.42%) WCF
21 29 (10.07%) SQL Server 2008
21 29 (10.07%) Team Foundation Server
21 29 (10.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (5.21%) OpenStack
2 11 (3.82%) IIS
3 9 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (2.78%) WordPress
5 6 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.74%) Apache
6 5 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.74%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.39%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.39%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.04%) Lync
8 3 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.04%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.69%) Jetty
9 2 (0.69%) nginx
9 2 (0.69%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.69%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.35%) Documentum
10 1 (0.35%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 38 (13.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.35%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 129 (44.79%) SaaS
2 120 (41.67%) IaaS
3 83 (28.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (9.03%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (6.25%) Amazon S3
6 18 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
6 18 (6.25%) Route 53
7 8 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.43%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.39%) Force.com
9 4 (1.39%) Heroku
9 4 (1.39%) Office 365
10 2 (0.69%) GitHub
11 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.35%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.85%) HTTP
2 26 (9.03%) Firewall
3 24 (8.33%) DNS
4 19 (6.60%) SSL
5 14 (4.86%) TCP/IP
5 14 (4.86%) DHCP
6 9 (3.13%) Internet
7 7 (2.43%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (2.08%) LDAP
8 6 (2.08%) VPN
8 6 (2.08%) SNMP
9 5 (1.74%) WAN
9 5 (1.74%) SAN
10 4 (1.39%) Network Security
10 4 (1.39%) MPLS
11 3 (1.04%) LAN
11 3 (1.04%) PBX
11 3 (1.04%) VLAN
11 3 (1.04%) VPLS
12 2 (0.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.19%) Azure SQL Database
2 34 (11.81%) SQL Server
3 29 (10.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (7.64%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.82%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.47%) Big Data
7 6 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.74%) MySQL
8 5 (1.74%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.69%) DB2
12 1 (0.35%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.35%) ReportNet
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
12 1 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (10.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (9.72%) Jenkins
3 21 (7.29%) Maven
4 18 (6.25%) Hudson
5 16 (5.56%) RSpec
6 11 (3.82%) Visual Studio
7 10 (3.47%) MSTest
8 7 (2.43%) NUnit
9 6 (2.08%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.74%) Gradle
11 4 (1.39%) JIRA
11 4 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.39%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.04%) QUnit
12 3 (1.04%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.04%) JSUnit
12 3 (1.04%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.04%) Selenium
13 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.69%) JUnit
General
1 29 (10.07%) Finance
2 10 (3.47%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.74%) Advertising
3 5 (1.74%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.39%) Retail
4 4 (1.39%) Billing
5 3 (1.04%) Legal
5 3 (1.04%) Back Office
6 2 (0.69%) Marketing
6 2 (0.69%) Banking
6 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Games
7 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 101 (35.07%) Architect
2 60 (20.83%) Developer
3 45 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (13.19%) Cloud Architect
5 35 (12.15%) Solutions Architect
6 26 (9.03%) .NET Developer
6 26 (9.03%) Senior Developer
7 21 (7.29%) Senior .NET Developer
8 18 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
9 15 (5.21%) Project Manager
9 15 (5.21%) C# Developer
10 13 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (3.82%) Consultant
11 11 (3.82%) Lead Architect
12 9 (3.13%) Service Manager
12 9 (3.13%) Transition Manager
12 9 (3.13%) Service Transition Manager
13 8 (2.78%) Applications Manager
13 8 (2.78%) Support Manager
13 8 (2.78%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (22.22%) .NET
2 38 (13.19%) Web Services
3 30 (10.42%) WCF
4 29 (10.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 28 (9.72%) .NET Framework
6 25 (8.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 21 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (7.29%) ASP.NET
8 15 (5.21%) Middleware
8 15 (5.21%) HTML
9 13 (4.51%) REST
10 11 (3.82%) XML
10 11 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (3.82%) JSON
11 8 (2.78%) Unity DI Container
11 8 (2.78%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 8 (2.78%) CSS
12 6 (2.08%) XSD
13 5 (1.74%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (1.74%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.32%) Open Source
2 28 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.17%) Clustering
4 8 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.08%) User Experience
6 5 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.04%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.69%) Physics
8 2 (0.69%) Social Network
8 2 (0.69%) RMADS
8 2 (0.69%) DataPower
8 2 (0.69%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.35%) CESG
9 1 (0.35%) PKI
9 1 (0.35%) Derivative
9 1 (0.35%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 63 (21.88%) Linux
2 34 (11.81%) Windows
3 18 (6.25%) CentOS
4 7 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.04%) UNIX
6 3 (1.04%) Android
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.69%) VMS
7 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (20.14%) DevOps
3 54 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 54 (18.75%) MVC
4 44 (15.28%) Configuration Management
5 35 (12.15%) TOGAF
6 28 (9.72%) SOA
7 27 (9.38%) Scrum
7 27 (9.38%) TDD
8 24 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (7.99%) Project Management
10 19 (6.60%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (6.60%) Workflow
11 17 (5.90%) Migration
11 17 (5.90%) Multithreading
12 16 (5.56%) Service Delivery
13 14 (4.86%) Load Balancing
13 14 (4.86%) OO
14 13 (4.51%) Change Management
14 13 (4.51%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 54 (18.75%) SQL
2 37 (12.85%) C#
3 32 (11.11%) Java
4 27 (9.38%) Ruby
5 25 (8.68%) PL/SQL
6 11 (3.82%) Python
7 10 (3.47%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.13%) PHP
8 9 (3.13%) C++
9 7 (2.43%) Perl
10 6 (2.08%) VC++
11 5 (1.74%) Scala
12 4 (1.39%) C
13 2 (0.69%) Erlang
13 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.69%) VBScript
14 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.35%) R
14 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.47%) Degree
4 5 (1.74%) CISSP
5 3 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.69%) CISA
6 2 (0.69%) CISM
7 1 (0.35%) CEH
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) RHCE
7 1 (0.35%) PMP
7 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.35%) VCAP
7 1 (0.35%) APMP
7 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.60%) QA
2 5 (1.74%) SLA
2 5 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.69%) COBIT
3 2 (0.69%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.08%) vSphere
4 4 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.69%) Xen
5 2 (0.69%) XenApp
5 2 (0.69%) Docker
5 2 (0.69%) vCloud
5 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.35%) NFS
6 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 57 (19.79%) Puppet
2 28 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (7.29%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.39%) Nagios
5 3 (1.04%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.04%) SCCM
6 2 (0.69%) Ansible
6 2 (0.69%) logstash
7 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.35%) Opsview
7 1 (0.35%) StatsD
7 1 (0.35%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.50%) Oracle
3 25 (8.68%) VMware
4 24 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 16 (5.56%) RightScale
6 15 (5.21%) HP
7 11 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (3.47%) Cisco
9 9 (3.13%) Google
10 7 (2.43%) IBM
10 7 (2.43%) Citrix
11 5 (1.74%) EMC
11 5 (1.74%) SAP
12 4 (1.39%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.39%) NetApp
13 3 (1.04%) webMethods
13 3 (1.04%) BMC
14 2 (0.69%) 3PAR
14 2 (0.69%) F5
14 2 (0.69%) JBoss
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