The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 427 538 556
Rank change year-on-year
+111 +18
Contract jobs citing PaaS 153 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.061% 0.054%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.67% 2.71% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 24 26
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.37% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £436
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £609 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £505 £440 £452
% change year-on-year
+14.77% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1765 1145 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.28% 2.25% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1113 773 432
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 5
Average hourly rate £16.63 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.37% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +137.03%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +91 136 £488 +10.79% 47
London +70 90 £488 +2.63% 24
South East +16 22 £528 +27.07% 13
City of London +46 21 £475 +52.00% 10
North West - 13 £403 - 4
Wales - 13 £550 - 1
South Wales - 9 £575 -
Newport - 9 £575 -
Uxbridge - 8 £488 - 1
Surrey - 6 - - 5
Berkshire +7 5 £475 +14.32% 3
Kent - 5 £700 - 1
Lancashire - 5 £403 - 1
South West - 5 £495 - 1
East of England -19 4 £413 -28.26% 4
East Midlands - 4 £406 -
Reading - 3 £475 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 2
Scotland - 2 £418 -
Hertfordshire +2 1 £475 +7.95% 1
Dorset - 1 £500 -
Northampton - 1 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £313 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Slough - 1 £700 -
Manchester - 1 £425 - 3
Burnley - 1 £475 - 1
Cambridge - - - - 2
Chepstow - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 119 (51.52%) SaaS
2 109 (47.19%) IaaS
3 55 (23.81%) Linux
4 52 (22.51%) DevOps
5 51 (22.08%) Puppet
6 50 (21.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 46 (19.91%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 39 (16.88%) HTTP
10 38 (16.45%) .NET
10 38 (16.45%) Open Source
11 35 (15.15%) Web Services
12 34 (14.72%) Configuration Management
12 34 (14.72%) TOGAF
12 34 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
13 33 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 32 (13.85%) Windows
15 31 (13.42%) SOA
15 31 (13.42%) C#
15 31 (13.42%) Java
16 30 (12.99%) SQL
17 29 (12.55%) TDD
18 27 (11.69%) Amazon EC2
19 25 (10.82%) Firewall
20 24 (10.39%) MVC
21 23 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
21 23 (9.96%) Opscode Chef
22 22 (9.52%) Vagrant
22 22 (9.52%) Jenkins
22 22 (9.52%) Ruby

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (5.19%) OpenStack
2 10 (4.33%) IIS
3 8 (3.46%) WordPress
4 7 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.16%) Apache
6 4 (1.73%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.30%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.30%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.87%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.87%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.87%) Lync
8 2 (0.87%) Node.js
9 1 (0.43%) Documentum
9 1 (0.43%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.43%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 119 (51.52%) SaaS
2 109 (47.19%) IaaS
3 50 (21.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (11.69%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (7.36%) Amazon S3
6 17 (7.36%) Amazon ELB
6 17 (7.36%) Route 53
7 16 (6.93%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.60%) OpenShift
9 5 (2.16%) Heroku
10 4 (1.73%) Force.com
11 3 (1.30%) Office 365
12 1 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.88%) HTTP
2 25 (10.82%) Firewall
3 20 (8.66%) SSL
4 18 (7.79%) DNS
5 15 (6.49%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.63%) DHCP
7 8 (3.46%) VPN
7 8 (3.46%) Internet
8 6 (2.60%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (2.16%) Network Security
9 5 (2.16%) WAN
9 5 (2.16%) SNMP
10 4 (1.73%) SAN
11 3 (1.30%) LDAP
11 3 (1.30%) LAN
11 3 (1.30%) MPLS
11 3 (1.30%) VLAN
12 2 (0.87%) VPLS
12 2 (0.87%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.87%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
2 15 (6.49%) MongoDB
2 15 (6.49%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.46%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.16%) Big Data
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.16%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.73%) MySQL
6 4 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.87%) DB2
7 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.43%) ReportNet
8 1 (0.43%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 22 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 17 (7.36%) Hudson
3 14 (6.06%) Maven
4 11 (4.76%) RSpec
5 10 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.46%) NUnit
7 5 (2.16%) JIRA
7 5 (2.16%) Bugzilla
8 4 (1.73%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.30%) Selenium
9 3 (1.30%) JSUnit
9 3 (1.30%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.30%) MSTest
9 3 (1.30%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.30%) QUnit
9 3 (1.30%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.87%) Gradle
11 1 (0.43%) Grunt
11 1 (0.43%) PhantomJS
11 1 (0.43%) Yeoman
General
1 15 (6.49%) Finance
2 9 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.16%) Advertising
4 4 (1.73%) Billing
5 3 (1.30%) Retail
5 3 (1.30%) Legal
5 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.30%) Back Office
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Games
6 2 (0.87%) Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 92 (39.83%) Architect
2 36 (15.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (15.15%) Cloud Architect
4 32 (13.85%) Developer
5 28 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (6.49%) C# Developer
7 13 (5.63%) Enterprise Architect
8 11 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.33%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.33%) Consultant
10 9 (3.90%) Service Manager
10 9 (3.90%) Transition Manager
10 9 (3.90%) Service Transition Manager
11 8 (3.46%) Applications Support Manager
11 8 (3.46%) Applications Manager
11 8 (3.46%) Support Manager
11 8 (3.46%) Lead Architect
11 8 (3.46%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.46%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.45%) .NET
2 35 (15.15%) Web Services
3 19 (8.23%) ASP.NET
3 19 (8.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (7.36%) Middleware
5 14 (6.06%) XML
6 13 (5.63%) HTML
6 13 (5.63%) REST
7 11 (4.76%) JSON
7 11 (4.76%) WCF
8 7 (3.03%) XSD
9 6 (2.60%) CSS
9 6 (2.60%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 5 (2.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (2.16%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (2.16%) XSL
10 5 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (1.73%) HTML5
11 4 (1.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.45%) Open Source
2 6 (2.60%) Clustering
2 6 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.16%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.73%) PKI
5 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.87%) Physics
6 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.87%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.87%) Social Network
6 2 (0.87%) RMADS
6 2 (0.87%) DataPower
7 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.43%) CMDB
7 1 (0.43%) Derivative
7 1 (0.43%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 55 (23.81%) Linux
2 32 (13.85%) Windows
3 17 (7.36%) CentOS
4 7 (3.03%) Android
5 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.73%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.51%) DevOps
2 46 (19.91%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (14.72%) TOGAF
3 34 (14.72%) Configuration Management
4 31 (13.42%) SOA
5 29 (12.55%) TDD
6 24 (10.39%) MVC
7 23 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (7.79%) Enterprise Architecture
9 18 (7.79%) Multithreading
10 16 (6.93%) Workflow
10 16 (6.93%) Project Management
11 15 (6.49%) Load Balancing
12 14 (6.06%) Service Delivery
12 14 (6.06%) Migration
12 14 (6.06%) OO
13 13 (5.63%) GAP Analysis
14 12 (5.19%) Unit Testing
15 11 (4.76%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.42%) C#
1 31 (13.42%) Java
2 30 (12.99%) SQL
3 22 (9.52%) Ruby
4 11 (4.76%) Python
4 11 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.33%) PHP
6 7 (3.03%) Perl
7 5 (2.16%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.16%) Scala
8 4 (1.73%) C
9 3 (1.30%) C++
10 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.87%) VBScript
10 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.87%) Erlang
11 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.60%) Degree
4 3 (1.30%) CISSP
4 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.43%) ISEB
6 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.43%) PMP
6 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CEH
6 1 (0.43%) APMP
6 1 (0.43%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.52%) QA
2 5 (2.16%) SLA
3 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.87%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.16%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.73%) vSphere
4 2 (0.87%) Docker
5 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.43%) vCloud
5 1 (0.43%) KVM
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 51 (22.08%) Puppet
2 23 (9.96%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (9.52%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.43%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.43%) Nagios
5 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.43%) StatsD
5 1 (0.43%) logstash
5 1 (0.43%) Opsview
Vendors
1 44 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.52%) VMware
3 21 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 17 (7.36%) RightScale
5 15 (6.49%) HP
6 12 (5.19%) Oracle
7 8 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (3.46%) Google
8 7 (3.03%) Cisco
9 6 (2.60%) IBM
9 6 (2.60%) Citrix
10 5 (2.16%) SAP
10 5 (2.16%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.73%) NetApp
12 3 (1.30%) EMC
13 2 (0.87%) Intel
13 2 (0.87%) Dell
13 2 (0.87%) Software AG
13 2 (0.87%) BMC
13 2 (0.87%) Cognizant
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