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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 287 473 503
Rank change year-on-year
+186 +30
Contract jobs citing PaaS 463 162 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.88% 4.84% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 93 85
Median daily rate £513 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £334 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £528
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.25 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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
5214 3350 2285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 5.97% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3665 2183 1470
Median daily rate £463 £410 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 66 50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.20 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +208 424 £513 +5.12% 76
London +99 185 £550 - 42
South East +85 100 £465 +40.90% 14
Yorkshire +50 44 £518 - 8
West Yorkshire - 37 £538 - 4
Leeds - 36 £525 - 2
Surrey +15 26 £465 - 4
North West +8 26 £425 +7.25% 2
South West +28 24 £513 +13.88% 1
Berkshire +20 24 £450 - 4
Scotland -5 18 £419 -12.76%
Hampshire - 18 £500 - 5
City of London +55 16 £550 -2.22% 5
Edinburgh +8 16 £388 -
Wales - 16 £510 - 1
North East -42 15 £513 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 15 £513 -
Tyne and Wear -46 15 £513 -
Reading +6 14 £450 - 3
Kent - 14 £750 -
West Midlands -12 13 £519 +43.10% 4
East of England +19 12 £413 -13.15% 1
Oxfordshire - 12 £450 -
Wiltshire +3 11 £500 +11.11%
Manchester +2 10 £488 +23.02% 2
Cheshire - 10 £400 -
Bristol - 9 £588 - 1
Staines -3 8 £613 -
Oxford - 8 £400 -
Swindon +2 7 £688 +52.77%

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 533 (65.97%) IaaS
2 360 (44.55%) SaaS
3 344 (42.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 287 (35.52%) DevOps
5 286 (35.40%) Amazon AWS
6 279 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
7 248 (30.69%) Linux
8 177 (21.91%) Microsoft
9 176 (21.78%) Puppet
10 170 (21.04%) Java
11 167 (20.67%) Python
12 151 (18.69%) Windows
13 148 (18.32%) Ruby
14 137 (16.96%) Finance
15 135 (16.71%) VMware
16 134 (16.58%) Docker
17 133 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
18 126 (15.59%) OpenStack
19 122 (15.10%) Open Source
20 118 (14.60%) PowerShell
21 114 (14.11%) Data Centre
22 106 (13.12%) TDD
23 103 (12.75%) Ansible
24 100 (12.38%) Configuration Management
25 99 (12.25%) Software Engineering
26 93 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
26 93 (11.51%) Cloud Foundry
27 87 (10.77%) SQL
28 84 (10.40%) ITIL
28 84 (10.40%) Continuous Delivery

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 (15.59%) OpenStack
2 93 (11.51%) Cloud Foundry
3 41 (5.07%) SharePoint
4 35 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (3.22%) IIS
6 24 (2.97%) Confluence
7 21 (2.60%) Apache
8 20 (2.48%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.73%) JBoss
10 10 (1.24%) nginx
10 10 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.11%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.87%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.74%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
15 3 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 69 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.62%) HipChat
3 3 (0.37%) MS Project
4 2 (0.25%) MS Office
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Maximo
4 1 (0.12%) RMDS
4 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 533 (65.97%) IaaS
2 360 (44.55%) SaaS
3 344 (42.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 286 (35.40%) Amazon AWS
5 71 (8.79%) Heroku
6 50 (6.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 50 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (4.33%) Office 365
8 25 (3.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 18 (2.23%) OpenShift
10 14 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.62%) GitHub
12 5 (0.62%) Yammer
13 4 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.50%) Bluemix
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.37%) Route 53
14 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (9.53%) Firewall
2 45 (5.57%) LAN
3 42 (5.20%) WAN
4 40 (4.95%) Network Security
5 35 (4.33%) VPN
6 33 (4.08%) DNS
7 31 (3.84%) SAN
8 20 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (2.48%) DHCP
9 19 (2.35%) MPLS
10 14 (1.73%) AMQP
10 14 (1.73%) TCP/IP
11 13 (1.61%) Internet
12 12 (1.49%) DMZ
12 12 (1.49%) VLAN
13 11 (1.36%) LDAP
14 10 (1.24%) BGP
14 10 (1.24%) SSL
15 8 (0.99%) NAS
16 7 (0.87%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.81%) MySQL
3 47 (5.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 38 (4.70%) Redis
5 29 (3.59%) Hadoop
5 29 (3.59%) NoSQL
6 27 (3.34%) Big Data
7 19 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 19 (2.35%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.36%) OLAP
10 11 (1.36%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.99%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.87%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.62%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.62%) DocumentDB
16 4 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 83 (10.27%) Git (software)
2 75 (9.28%) Jenkins
3 38 (4.70%) JIRA
4 36 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 33 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 24 (2.97%) MSBuild
7 20 (2.48%) Maven
8 17 (2.10%) Gradle
9 15 (1.86%) Ant
9 15 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 15 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.86%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.36%) Subversion
12 8 (0.99%) Travis CI
12 8 (0.99%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.62%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.50%) JUnit
15 3 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 137 (16.96%) Finance
2 40 (4.95%) Banking
3 18 (2.23%) Marketing
4 16 (1.98%) Legal
4 16 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.74%) Automotive
8 5 (0.62%) Advertising
8 5 (0.62%) Billing
8 5 (0.62%) Retail
9 4 (0.50%) Games
10 3 (0.37%) Electronics
10 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 284 (35.15%) Architect
2 144 (17.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 112 (13.86%) Cloud Architect
4 92 (11.39%) Solutions Architect
5 78 (9.65%) Developer
6 73 (9.03%) Cloud Engineer
7 65 (8.04%) Security Architect
8 60 (7.43%) Infrastructure Architect
9 52 (6.44%) Consultant
10 47 (5.82%) Senior DevOps
10 47 (5.82%) Technical Architect
11 44 (5.45%) Azure Architect
12 41 (5.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 36 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
14 33 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (3.96%) Software Engineer
16 30 (3.71%) Security Solutions Architect
17 29 (3.59%) Azure Consultant
17 29 (3.59%) Azure Engineer
17 29 (3.59%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.53%) .NET
2 69 (8.54%) Web Services
3 63 (7.80%) RabbitMQ
4 32 (3.96%) HTML
4 32 (3.96%) Middleware
5 26 (3.22%) REST
6 23 (2.85%) HTML5
7 22 (2.72%) AngularJS
7 22 (2.72%) RESTful
8 18 (2.23%) Node.js
9 16 (1.98%) CSS
9 16 (1.98%) Spring
10 15 (1.86%) LAMP
11 14 (1.73%) JSON
12 13 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
12 13 (1.61%) SOAP
13 10 (1.24%) ASP.NET
13 10 (1.24%) JMS
14 9 (1.11%) J2EE
14 9 (1.11%) React
Miscellaneous
1 114 (14.11%) Data Centre
2 60 (7.43%) Public Cloud
3 41 (5.07%) Private Cloud
4 38 (4.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (2.60%) User Experience
6 20 (2.48%) Virtual Team
7 19 (2.35%) VCE vBlock
8 17 (2.10%) Enterprise Cloud
9 16 (1.98%) Cloud Native
10 15 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.49%) NHS
12 11 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.36%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.24%) CMDB
13 10 (1.24%) Replication
14 9 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 8 (0.99%) PKI
16 6 (0.74%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 248 (30.69%) Linux
2 151 (18.69%) Windows
3 50 (6.19%) Unix
4 47 (5.82%) Windows Server
5 32 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (3.09%) CentOS
7 24 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.35%) VMS
10 16 (1.98%) Windows 10
11 15 (1.86%) Windows 7
12 14 (1.73%) Fedora
12 14 (1.73%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.87%) AIX
14 5 (0.62%) Solaris
14 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.25%) Mesosphere
16 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (35.52%) DevOps
2 279 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (15.10%) Open Source
4 106 (13.12%) TDD
5 100 (12.38%) Configuration Management
6 99 (12.25%) Software Engineering
7 93 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
8 84 (10.40%) Continuous Delivery
8 84 (10.40%) ITIL
9 72 (8.91%) Migration
10 53 (6.56%) High Availability
11 50 (6.19%) Service Management
12 48 (5.94%) Scrum
12 48 (5.94%) TOGAF
13 45 (5.57%) PRINCE2
14 42 (5.20%) Service Delivery
15 39 (4.83%) Information Security
15 39 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (4.58%) BDD
17 36 (4.46%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 170 (21.04%) Java
2 167 (20.67%) Python
3 148 (18.32%) Ruby
4 118 (14.60%) PowerShell
5 87 (10.77%) SQL
6 71 (8.79%) Go
6 71 (8.79%) JavaScript
7 65 (8.04%) Bash Shell
8 55 (6.81%) Perl
9 49 (6.06%) C++
10 34 (4.21%) C#
11 18 (2.23%) Bourne shell
12 16 (1.98%) Korn
13 11 (1.36%) C
13 11 (1.36%) PHP
13 11 (1.36%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.24%) Scala
15 7 (0.87%) Tcl
16 5 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
16 5 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 68 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.09%) Degree
4 22 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.35%) CISSP
6 19 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (2.10%) VCAP
8 16 (1.98%) CCNP
9 14 (1.73%) CCNA
9 14 (1.73%) MCSE
10 7 (0.87%) ISEB
11 6 (0.74%) EMC Certification
11 6 (0.74%) GIAC
11 6 (0.74%) RHCA
12 5 (0.62%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.50%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.50%) CISMP
13 4 (0.50%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.99%) QA
4 7 (0.87%) SLA
5 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.25%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 134 (16.58%) Docker
2 82 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (7.67%) Active Directory
4 60 (7.43%) vSphere
5 42 (5.20%) vCloud
6 21 (2.60%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.49%) XenApp
8 11 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.36%) Xen
9 9 (1.11%) Ceph
9 9 (1.11%) KVM
9 9 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.11%) XenServer
10 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.99%) NFS
11 4 (0.50%) iptables
11 4 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.37%) LXC
12 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 176 (21.78%) Puppet
2 133 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
3 103 (12.75%) Ansible
4 53 (6.56%) Kubernetes
5 34 (4.21%) Mesos
6 28 (3.47%) SCOM
7 22 (2.72%) SCCM
8 18 (2.23%) Terraform
9 16 (1.98%) Salt
10 10 (1.24%) logstash
10 10 (1.24%) Nagios
10 10 (1.24%) SCOrch
11 9 (1.11%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (0.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 6 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
14 5 (0.62%) CFEngine
14 5 (0.62%) Consul
14 5 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (0.62%) Kibana
Vendors
1 177 (21.91%) Microsoft
2 135 (16.71%) VMware
3 53 (6.56%) Cisco
4 51 (6.31%) Splunk
5 41 (5.07%) Oracle
6 34 (4.21%) Red Hat
7 33 (4.08%) Citrix
8 27 (3.34%) EMC
9 24 (2.97%) HP
9 24 (2.97%) IBM
10 21 (2.60%) Atlassian
11 17 (2.10%) Google
11 17 (2.10%) Rackspace
12 13 (1.61%) AppDynamics
12 13 (1.61%) Barracuda Networks
13 12 (1.49%) New Relic
14 11 (1.36%) ServiceNow
15 10 (1.24%) NetApp
16 8 (0.99%) Dynatrace
17 7 (0.87%) SolarWinds
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £775 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
RP International
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: £515 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Initial Contract to 31st December 2016
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago