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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 273 489 463
Rank change year-on-year
+216 -26
Contract jobs citing PaaS 468 157 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.39% 4.57% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 106 116
Median daily rate £513 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £339 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £505
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.89%
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
5576 3438 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.33% 6.02% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3933 2282 1527
Median daily rate £465 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 48 54
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.50 £29.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.27% +22.05%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +210 437 £515 +5.64% 84
London +122 205 £540 -1.81% 50
South East +81 101 £431 +22.34% 12
Yorkshire - 38 £565 - 4
West Yorkshire - 33 £565 - 4
Leeds - 32 £565 - 3
Oxfordshire - 32 £395 - 2
North West +23 30 £437 -2.88% 5
Oxford - 29 £390 -
Surrey +23 27 £465 - 3
Hampshire - 19 £525 - 3
Wales +31 18 £500 -9.09% 2
Berkshire +10 18 £450 -10.00% 3
West Midlands -19 18 £500 +17.64% 4
South West +16 17 £500 +11.11% 1
City of London +50 16 £575 - 11
North East -20 15 £513 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 15 £513 -
Tyne and Wear -36 15 £513 -
Cheshire +11 13 £400 -3.03% 2
Manchester +2 13 £463 +2.77% 2
Warrington +10 12 £400 -3.03% 2
Wiltshire +8 11 £500 +11.11%
Reading +12 10 £406 -18.75%
Staines +2 8 £619 -
Scotland -8 8 £419 -12.76%
Egham - 8 £465 -
South Wales - 8 £500 - 2
Swindon +2 7 £688 +52.77%
Warwickshire - 7 £500 -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 578 (64.29%) IaaS
2 385 (42.83%) SaaS
3 369 (41.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 313 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
5 304 (33.82%) DevOps
6 302 (33.59%) Amazon AWS
7 265 (29.48%) Linux
8 196 (21.80%) Microsoft
9 191 (21.25%) Python
9 191 (21.25%) Puppet
10 190 (21.13%) Java
11 164 (18.24%) Windows
12 153 (17.02%) Opscode Chef
13 149 (16.57%) Docker
14 148 (16.46%) Ruby
15 137 (15.24%) Finance
15 137 (15.24%) PowerShell
16 134 (14.91%) Open Source
16 134 (14.91%) OpenStack
17 130 (14.46%) VMware
18 124 (13.79%) Ansible
19 119 (13.24%) Data Centre
20 113 (12.57%) Configuration Management
21 107 (11.90%) TDD
22 104 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
23 102 (11.35%) Continuous Delivery
24 101 (11.23%) Git (software)
25 100 (11.12%) Cloud Foundry
26 97 (10.79%) SQL
27 96 (10.68%) Software Engineering

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
1 134 (14.91%) OpenStack
2 100 (11.12%) Cloud Foundry
3 40 (4.45%) SharePoint
4 35 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (3.00%) Apache
6 23 (2.56%) Confluence
7 21 (2.34%) Tomcat
8 19 (2.11%) IIS
9 13 (1.45%) nginx
10 11 (1.22%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.11%) JBoss
11 10 (1.11%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.89%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.44%) GemFire
14 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 81 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.44%) MS Project
3 3 (0.33%) MS Office
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 578 (64.29%) IaaS
2 385 (42.83%) SaaS
3 369 (41.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 302 (33.59%) Amazon AWS
5 71 (7.90%) Cloud Computing
6 65 (7.23%) Heroku
7 59 (6.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 42 (4.67%) Office 365
9 25 (2.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 24 (2.67%) OpenShift
11 22 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (1.45%) GitHub
14 9 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.67%) Yammer
16 4 (0.44%) Bluemix
17 3 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
17 3 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 77 (8.57%) Firewall
2 46 (5.12%) LAN
2 46 (5.12%) Network Security
3 45 (5.01%) WAN
4 37 (4.12%) DNS
5 35 (3.89%) VPN
6 29 (3.23%) SAN
7 22 (2.45%) SSL
8 21 (2.34%) DHCP
9 20 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (2.22%) MPLS
10 14 (1.56%) TCP/IP
11 13 (1.45%) AMQP
11 13 (1.45%) VLAN
12 12 (1.33%) DMZ
12 12 (1.33%) LDAP
13 11 (1.22%) Internet
14 10 (1.11%) BGP
15 7 (0.78%) IPsec
15 7 (0.78%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.89%) MySQL
3 41 (4.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 36 (4.00%) Redis
5 31 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 30 (3.34%) Big Data
7 28 (3.11%) MongoDB
8 25 (2.78%) NoSQL
9 24 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.45%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.22%) OLAP
13 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.89%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.56%) DocumentDB
16 4 (0.44%) HBase
16 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.44%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 101 (11.23%) Git (software)
2 83 (9.23%) Jenkins
3 48 (5.34%) TeamCity
4 38 (4.23%) JIRA
5 34 (3.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (3.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 29 (3.23%) Gradle
8 27 (3.00%) MSBuild
9 20 (2.22%) Maven
9 20 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (2.11%) Visual Studio
11 18 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (1.78%) Ant
13 14 (1.56%) Subversion
13 14 (1.56%) Vagrant
14 11 (1.22%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.89%) SonarQube
16 6 (0.67%) JUnit
16 6 (0.67%) Travis CI
17 5 (0.56%) NUnit
General
1 137 (15.24%) Finance
2 43 (4.78%) Banking
3 20 (2.22%) Retail
4 18 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.78%) Legal
7 13 (1.45%) Marketing
8 8 (0.89%) Automotive
9 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.67%) Advertising
10 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.44%) Billing
11 4 (0.44%) Publishing
11 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Electronics
12 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Law
13 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 317 (35.26%) Architect
2 158 (17.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 121 (13.46%) Cloud Architect
4 102 (11.35%) Solutions Architect
5 93 (10.34%) Developer
6 83 (9.23%) Cloud Engineer
7 71 (7.90%) Security Architect
8 64 (7.12%) Infrastructure Architect
9 57 (6.34%) Consultant
9 57 (6.34%) Senior DevOps
10 51 (5.67%) Azure Architect
10 51 (5.67%) Technical Architect
11 50 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 36 (4.00%) AWS DevOps
12 36 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
13 35 (3.89%) Azure Engineer
13 35 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
14 34 (3.78%) Azure Consultant
15 32 (3.56%) Analyst
15 32 (3.56%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (9.12%) .NET
2 71 (7.90%) Web Services
3 57 (6.34%) RabbitMQ
4 49 (5.45%) HTML
5 37 (4.12%) HTML5
6 35 (3.89%) Middleware
6 35 (3.89%) REST
7 32 (3.56%) AngularJS
8 31 (3.45%) JSON
9 26 (2.89%) Spring
10 23 (2.56%) RESTful
11 21 (2.34%) CSS
12 20 (2.22%) XML
13 18 (2.00%) Node.js
14 15 (1.67%) SOAP
14 15 (1.67%) XSLT
15 12 (1.33%) LAMP
15 12 (1.33%) React
16 11 (1.22%) Ruby on Rails
17 10 (1.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 119 (13.24%) Data Centre
2 72 (8.01%) Public Cloud
3 43 (4.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 43 (4.78%) Private Cloud
4 24 (2.67%) User Experience
5 22 (2.45%) Enterprise Cloud
6 20 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.22%) VCE vBlock
7 16 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.78%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.67%) Cloud Native
9 14 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.45%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.45%) Replication
11 12 (1.33%) NHS
12 10 (1.11%) CMDB
13 9 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.00%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.89%) PKI
15 7 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 265 (29.48%) Linux
2 164 (18.24%) Windows
3 58 (6.45%) Unix
4 55 (6.12%) Windows Server
5 42 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (3.34%) CentOS
7 28 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (2.34%) Ubuntu
10 19 (2.11%) Fedora
10 19 (2.11%) VMS
11 16 (1.78%) Windows 10
12 15 (1.67%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.78%) AIX
14 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.56%) Solaris
16 3 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.22%) Android
17 2 (0.22%) Mesosphere
17 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (33.82%) DevOps
3 134 (14.91%) Open Source
4 113 (12.57%) Configuration Management
5 107 (11.90%) TDD
6 104 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
7 102 (11.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 96 (10.68%) Software Engineering
9 90 (10.01%) ITIL
10 77 (8.57%) Migration
11 67 (7.45%) High Availability
12 65 (7.23%) Service Management
13 62 (6.90%) Scrum
14 61 (6.79%) Microservices
15 55 (6.12%) TOGAF
16 49 (5.45%) PRINCE2
17 44 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (4.67%) BDD
19 41 (4.56%) Information Security
20 40 (4.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (21.25%) Python
2 190 (21.13%) Java
3 148 (16.46%) Ruby
4 137 (15.24%) PowerShell
5 97 (10.79%) SQL
6 95 (10.57%) JavaScript
7 67 (7.45%) Go
8 61 (6.79%) Perl
9 60 (6.67%) C++
10 56 (6.23%) Bash Shell
11 34 (3.78%) C#
12 31 (3.45%) Scala
13 18 (2.00%) Bourne shell
14 16 (1.78%) Korn
15 13 (1.45%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.33%) C
16 12 (1.33%) PHP
17 7 (0.78%) Tcl
18 6 (0.67%) Groovy
19 4 (0.44%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 71 (7.90%) Security Cleared
2 41 (4.56%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 27 (3.00%) Degree
4 21 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.11%) CISSP
6 18 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.89%) VCAP
8 14 (1.56%) CCNP
9 13 (1.45%) MCSE
10 11 (1.22%) CCNA
11 7 (0.78%) GIAC
12 6 (0.67%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.67%) EMC Certification
13 5 (0.56%) ISEB
13 5 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.44%) CISMP
14 4 (0.44%) ISSAP
14 4 (0.44%) PMP
14 4 (0.44%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.56%) QA
4 8 (0.89%) SLA
5 4 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (16.57%) Docker
2 77 (8.57%) Active Directory
3 75 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (6.01%) vSphere
5 42 (4.67%) vCloud
6 24 (2.67%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.56%) XenApp
8 12 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.22%) KVM
10 10 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.89%) Xen
12 7 (0.78%) Ceph
12 7 (0.78%) XenServer
13 6 (0.67%) LXC
13 6 (0.67%) NFS
14 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 191 (21.25%) Puppet
2 153 (17.02%) Opscode Chef
3 124 (13.79%) Ansible
4 50 (5.56%) Kubernetes
5 37 (4.12%) Mesos
6 30 (3.34%) SCOM
7 27 (3.00%) Terraform
8 24 (2.67%) SCCM
9 22 (2.45%) Salt
10 10 (1.11%) SCOrch
11 9 (1.00%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (0.89%) logstash
13 7 (0.78%) Nagios
14 6 (0.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 5 (0.56%) CFEngine
15 5 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
15 5 (0.56%) Kibana
16 4 (0.44%) Graphite
16 4 (0.44%) StatsD
Vendors
1 196 (21.80%) Microsoft
2 130 (14.46%) VMware
3 57 (6.34%) Cisco
4 55 (6.12%) Splunk
5 46 (5.12%) Red Hat
6 38 (4.23%) Oracle
7 32 (3.56%) Citrix
8 30 (3.34%) Google
9 26 (2.89%) EMC
10 24 (2.67%) IBM
11 21 (2.34%) AppDynamics
12 18 (2.00%) HP
13 16 (1.78%) New Relic
14 15 (1.67%) Atlassian
15 14 (1.56%) ServiceNow
16 12 (1.33%) Barracuda Networks
16 12 (1.33%) Dynatrace
17 10 (1.11%) Rackspace
18 8 (0.89%) NetApp
18 8 (0.89%) SAP
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Holborn, London, UK
Reed Business Information
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