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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 452 457 527
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +70
Contract jobs citing PaaS 161 135 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.26% 0.061%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.02% 6.39% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 95 26
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.25% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £365 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £528 £425
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +24.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
3205 2114 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.74% 3.99% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 1374 847
Average daily rate £400 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £293
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +32.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 52 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £32.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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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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 -9 140 £488 -2.50% 43
London -14 82 £550 +12.82% 17
South East -11 23 £338 -36.07% 11
City of London -13 14 £600 +26.31% 5
Scotland +13 13 £480 +14.97%
East of England +12 12 £475 -9.52% 2
Glasgow - 11 £480 -
Hertfordshire -3 9 £475 - 1
North West -14 8 £396 -45.71% 1
East Sussex - 8 £330 - 1
Brighton - 8 £330 - 1
Manchester - 8 £396 -
Staines +4 6 - -
Surrey -5 6 - -
Birmingham - 5 £363 - 4
West Midlands - 5 £363 - 5
South West -6 4 £450 +10.76% 4
Berkshire +14 3 - - 2
Bedfordshire +12 3 £675 +17.39%
Luton +8 3 £675 +17.39%
Reading +7 2 - - 2
Edinburgh 0 2 - -
Kent -5 2 £339 -51.60%
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £581 -
Wiltshire - 2 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Hoddesdon - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £450 -
Swansea +8 1 £550 +57.14%

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (42.72%) SaaS
2 114 (37.75%) IaaS
3 90 (29.80%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (27.48%) Linux
5 81 (26.82%) Puppet
6 75 (24.83%) DevOps
7 70 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
8 68 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
9 67 (22.19%) Windows
10 66 (21.85%) Microsoft Azure
11 65 (21.52%) VMware
12 64 (21.19%) Opscode Chef
13 55 (18.21%) Java
13 55 (18.21%) Microsoft
14 51 (16.89%) Finance
14 51 (16.89%) Configuration Management
15 49 (16.23%) Data Centre
16 47 (15.56%) SOA
17 46 (15.23%) Open Source
17 46 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
18 45 (14.90%) Git (software)
18 45 (14.90%) Web Services
19 42 (13.91%) Python
19 42 (13.91%) Ruby
20 41 (13.58%) UNIX
21 37 (12.25%) Oracle
21 37 (12.25%) Firewall
21 37 (12.25%) TOGAF
21 37 (12.25%) Ansible
22 36 (11.92%) Security Cleared

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 28 (9.27%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.62%) OpenStack
3 19 (6.29%) JBoss
4 18 (5.96%) MS Exchange
4 18 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.97%) IIS
6 14 (4.64%) Lync
7 13 (4.30%) Apache
8 12 (3.97%) WebSphere
9 10 (3.31%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.98%) Office Communications Server
10 9 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (2.65%) Confluence
12 7 (2.32%) CMS
13 6 (1.99%) Node.js
14 5 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (1.66%) WebLogic
14 5 (1.66%) SAS
15 4 (1.32%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.96%) MS Office
3 9 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.99%) MS Project
5 4 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.99%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.31%) Maximo
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.66%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 129 (42.72%) SaaS
2 114 (37.75%) IaaS
3 90 (29.80%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (21.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (4.64%) Office 365
6 10 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.66%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.32%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.32%) Heroku
9 4 (1.32%) Route 53
9 4 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.99%) GitHub
10 3 (0.99%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.66%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.25%) Firewall
2 36 (11.92%) DNS
3 33 (10.93%) TCP/IP
4 32 (10.60%) SSL
5 24 (7.95%) HTTP
5 24 (7.95%) LAN
5 24 (7.95%) SAN
6 23 (7.62%) VLAN
6 23 (7.62%) VPN
7 20 (6.62%) DHCP
8 19 (6.29%) Network Security
9 17 (5.63%) NAS
10 16 (5.30%) WAN
11 15 (4.97%) Internet
12 12 (3.97%) LDAP
13 11 (3.64%) FTP
14 10 (3.31%) MPLS
15 9 (2.98%) Fibre Channel
16 8 (2.65%) WLAN
17 6 (1.99%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.60%) SQL Server
1 32 (10.60%) MongoDB
2 30 (9.93%) MySQL
3 21 (6.95%) Big Data
3 21 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.30%) RDBMS
4 13 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.98%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.32%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.32%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.66%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.99%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.66%) OLTP
10 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.33%) Redis
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.33%) MemSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (14.90%) Git (software)
2 34 (11.26%) Subversion
2 34 (11.26%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.29%) Mercurial
4 16 (5.30%) Maven
5 14 (4.64%) JIRA
6 6 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.66%) Ant
7 5 (1.66%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.32%) Hudson
8 4 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.99%) RSpec
10 2 (0.66%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.66%) MSI
10 2 (0.66%) JUnit
10 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.66%) Selenium
10 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.33%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (16.89%) Finance
2 19 (6.29%) Banking
3 14 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.30%) Marketing
5 12 (3.97%) Retail
6 9 (2.98%) Billing
7 7 (2.32%) Games
8 6 (1.99%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.66%) Publishing
10 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.99%) Legal
11 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.99%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.66%) Electronics
12 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.33%) Law
13 1 (0.33%) German Language
13 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.33%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 115 (38.08%) Architect
2 32 (10.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (9.27%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (8.94%) Developer
4 27 (8.94%) Consultant
5 25 (8.28%) Infrastructure Architect
6 19 (6.29%) Security Architect
7 18 (5.96%) Cloud Architect
8 17 (5.63%) Analyst
9 16 (5.30%) Senior Architect
10 15 (4.97%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.97%) Enterprise Architect
11 13 (4.30%) Applications Architect
12 12 (3.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.64%) Technical Architect
14 9 (2.98%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
15 8 (2.65%) Cyber Security Architect
15 8 (2.65%) Support Engineer
16 7 (2.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 6 (1.99%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.90%) Web Services
2 27 (8.94%) Middleware
3 18 (5.96%) REST
4 12 (3.97%) SOAP
5 11 (3.64%) HTML
5 11 (3.64%) J2EE
6 9 (2.98%) JSON
7 8 (2.65%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.99%) .NET
8 6 (1.99%) SAML
8 6 (1.99%) CSS
9 5 (1.66%) Spring
9 5 (1.66%) LAMP
9 5 (1.66%) Apache Camel
10 4 (1.32%) Memcached
10 4 (1.32%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.32%) XML
10 4 (1.32%) JMX
10 4 (1.32%) WCF
10 4 (1.32%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.29%) Public Cloud
3 15 (4.97%) Data Integration
4 14 (4.64%) GIS
5 13 (4.30%) Clustering
6 10 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.31%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.98%) PKI
8 8 (2.65%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.65%) User Experience
9 7 (2.32%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.32%) Social Media
12 4 (1.32%) FMCG
12 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.32%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.99%) Streaming Video
13 3 (0.99%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.99%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 83 (27.48%) Linux
2 67 (22.19%) Windows
3 41 (13.58%) UNIX
4 20 (6.62%) CentOS
4 20 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (5.96%) Ubuntu
6 14 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.99%) Solaris
7 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.99%) VMS
8 3 (0.99%) AIX
8 3 (0.99%) Android
8 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.66%) SUSE
9 2 (0.66%) Fedora
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.83%) DevOps
2 70 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
3 68 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (16.89%) Configuration Management
5 47 (15.56%) SOA
6 46 (15.23%) Open Source
7 37 (12.25%) TOGAF
8 34 (11.26%) ITIL
8 34 (11.26%) Change Management
9 31 (10.26%) Service Delivery
10 26 (8.61%) Enterprise Architecture
11 25 (8.28%) Migration
12 24 (7.95%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (6.95%) Automated Testing
14 20 (6.62%) E-Commerce
15 18 (5.96%) CRM
15 18 (5.96%) Project Management
16 17 (5.63%) Scrum
17 16 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (5.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.21%) Java
2 42 (13.91%) Python
2 42 (13.91%) Ruby
3 31 (10.26%) SQL
4 23 (7.62%) Bash Shell
5 17 (5.63%) Go
5 17 (5.63%) PHP
6 15 (4.97%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.97%) PowerShell
6 15 (4.97%) Scala
7 10 (3.31%) Perl
7 10 (3.31%) C
8 7 (2.32%) C#
8 7 (2.32%) C++
9 3 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.66%) PHP5
11 1 (0.33%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.33%) JCL
11 1 (0.33%) REXX
Qualifications
1 36 (11.92%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.96%) Degree
4 15 (4.97%) CISSP
5 14 (4.64%) CISM
6 11 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.32%) CCNA
9 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.99%) CCNP
10 5 (1.66%) VCAP
11 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (1.32%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.32%) CCSA
12 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.66%) GCED
13 2 (0.66%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.30%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.98%) QA
2 9 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.66%) SLA
4 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.66%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) EMIR
System Software
1 46 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (9.60%) Hyper-V
3 28 (9.27%) Active Directory
4 19 (6.29%) vSphere
5 15 (4.97%) vCloud
6 6 (1.99%) Docker
6 6 (1.99%) NFS
7 4 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.66%) XenServer
8 2 (0.66%) Varnish
8 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.33%) Firmware
9 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 81 (26.82%) Puppet
2 64 (21.19%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (12.25%) Ansible
4 26 (8.61%) Salt
5 9 (2.98%) vMotion
6 7 (2.32%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (1.32%) OVSD
7 4 (1.32%) SCOM
8 3 (0.99%) WSUS
9 2 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.66%) SCCM
10 1 (0.33%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.33%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.33%) Nagios
10 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.33%) StatsD
10 1 (0.33%) Graphite
10 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 65 (21.52%) VMware
2 55 (18.21%) Microsoft
3 37 (12.25%) Oracle
4 24 (7.95%) IBM
5 19 (6.29%) Citrix
6 15 (4.97%) HP
6 15 (4.97%) Cisco
7 14 (4.64%) Red Hat
7 14 (4.64%) Rackspace
8 12 (3.97%) NetApp
9 10 (3.31%) ESRI
9 10 (3.31%) F5
10 9 (2.98%) Google
10 9 (2.98%) SAP
11 5 (1.66%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.66%) Informatica
11 5 (1.66%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.66%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.32%) TIBCO
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