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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
UK
Rank 246 414 473
Rank change year-on-year
+168 +59
Contract jobs citing PaaS 443 220 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.86% 5.46% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 162 104
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
5638 4029 2547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.59% 7.76% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3992 2812 1636
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 60 89
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.06 £80.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +159 421 £500 +5.26% 95
London +134 240 £525 +5.00% 50
South East +57 98 £488 -2.50% 10
Hampshire +34 63 £500 +11.11% 3
City of London +23 39 £462 -7.65% 10
North East +21 32 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 32 £350 -
Tyne and Wear +13 32 £350 -
Fareham - 19 £600 -
Berkshire +28 17 £475 -5.00% 1
Scotland +34 15 £438 -5.40%
East of England +1 14 £450 +5.88% 2
North West +10 10 £488 +30.00% 7
Edinburgh - 10 £450 -
East Midlands +14 9 £574 +26.09%
South West +13 9 £500 +42.85% 6
Reading +30 8 £481 - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £515 +24.84%
Manchester +7 8 £488 +30.00% 3
Portsmouth -3 7 £500 - 1
Leicestershire +9 6 £515 +43.05%
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £550 -
West Midlands -3 6 £675 +107.69% 9
Southampton - 6 £513 -
Yorkshire +18 5 £375 -25.00% 11
Glasgow -3 5 £370 -20.00%
Canary Wharf - 5 £563 -
Exeter - 4 £483 - 1
Devon - 4 £483 - 1
West Sussex - 4 - -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 734 (67.34%) IaaS
2 452 (41.47%) Agile Software Development
3 381 (34.95%) DevOps
4 370 (33.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 353 (32.39%) SaaS
6 316 (28.99%) Microsoft
7 314 (28.81%) Amazon AWS
8 307 (28.17%) Linux
9 281 (25.78%) Windows
10 260 (23.85%) ITIL
11 247 (22.66%) Open Source
12 238 (21.83%) Java
13 171 (15.69%) VMware
13 171 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
14 167 (15.32%) Scrum
15 161 (14.77%) Python
16 153 (14.04%) Service Management
17 152 (13.94%) Security Cleared
18 150 (13.76%) TDD
19 148 (13.58%) Finance
20 144 (13.21%) Cloud Foundry
21 142 (13.03%) Change Management
22 140 (12.84%) SQL Server
23 133 (12.20%) Oracle
24 132 (12.11%) SQL
24 132 (12.11%) Puppet
25 128 (11.74%) .NET
26 127 (11.65%) Configuration Management
27 125 (11.47%) Git (software)
28 123 (11.28%) Jenkins

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
1 144 (13.21%) Cloud Foundry
2 62 (5.69%) WebSphere
3 55 (5.05%) IIS
4 53 (4.86%) nginx
5 50 (4.59%) SharePoint
6 48 (4.40%) OpenStack
7 38 (3.49%) Oracle Application Server
8 37 (3.39%) Confluence
9 31 (2.84%) Tomcat
10 24 (2.20%) Apache
10 24 (2.20%) Apache Spark
10 24 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (1.93%) WebLogic
13 18 (1.65%) JBoss
14 17 (1.56%) Apache Solr
15 15 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
18 10 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 121 (11.10%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (1.56%) MS Office
4 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 55 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (3.67%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (3.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.092%) Magento
10 1 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.092%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 734 (67.34%) IaaS
2 370 (33.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 353 (32.39%) SaaS
4 314 (28.81%) Amazon AWS
5 42 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 42 (3.85%) Office 365
6 40 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 40 (3.67%) OpenShift
7 38 (3.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 35 (3.21%) GitHub
9 33 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
10 32 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (2.75%) Heroku
12 29 (2.66%) Amazon S3
13 26 (2.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 24 (2.20%) CloudFront
15 23 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (1.93%) AWS CloudTrail
17 15 (1.38%) Bluemix
17 15 (1.38%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.51%) DNS
2 52 (4.77%) HTTP
3 41 (3.76%) VPN
4 36 (3.30%) Firewall
5 35 (3.21%) LDAP
6 33 (3.03%) TCP/IP
7 30 (2.75%) LAN
8 28 (2.57%) WAN
9 26 (2.39%) DHCP
10 25 (2.29%) Network Security
11 21 (1.93%) SSL
12 15 (1.38%) Internet
13 14 (1.28%) DMARC
13 14 (1.28%) DMZ
14 11 (1.01%) DKIM
14 11 (1.01%) SMTP
15 10 (0.92%) Software-Defined Networking
16 9 (0.83%) Kerberos
17 7 (0.64%) MPLS
17 7 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 102 (9.36%) MongoDB
3 57 (5.23%) Oracle Database
4 51 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (4.50%) NoSQL
6 42 (3.85%) Big Data
7 41 (3.76%) Hadoop
8 39 (3.58%) Oracle Database 12c
9 38 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 34 (3.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 32 (2.94%) Relational Database
13 30 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
13 30 (2.75%) Redis
13 30 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
15 28 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
16 27 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
17 26 (2.39%) Power BI
18 24 (2.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 125 (11.47%) Git (software)
2 123 (11.28%) Jenkins
3 80 (7.34%) JIRA
4 43 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (2.84%) Gradle
6 26 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 25 (2.29%) Subversion
8 24 (2.20%) Maven
8 24 (2.20%) Travis CI
9 21 (1.93%) Selenium
10 20 (1.83%) SonarQube
11 19 (1.74%) Mercurial
12 18 (1.65%) gulp
12 18 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (1.65%) Visual Studio
13 17 (1.56%) JUnit
14 16 (1.47%) Cucumber
15 15 (1.38%) TeamCity
16 14 (1.28%) Eclipse
17 13 (1.19%) CircleCI
General
1 148 (13.58%) Finance
2 62 (5.69%) Banking
3 34 (3.12%) Retail
4 33 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.20%) Marketing
6 21 (1.93%) Advertising
7 16 (1.47%) Electronics
8 15 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.01%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.64%) Legal
11 5 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.28%) Back Office
12 3 (0.28%) Billing
12 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.28%) Games
12 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.092%) Military
13 1 (0.092%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.092%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 268 (24.59%) Architect
2 185 (16.97%) Developer
3 125 (11.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 88 (8.07%) Cloud Architect
5 71 (6.51%) Consultant
6 64 (5.87%) DBA
7 61 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
8 58 (5.32%) Azure Architect
9 56 (5.14%) Infrastructure Architect
10 51 (4.68%) AWS Engineer
11 50 (4.59%) AWS DevOps
11 50 (4.59%) Operations Engineer
12 43 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 43 (3.94%) Oracle DBA
13 37 (3.39%) .NET Developer
13 37 (3.39%) Analyst
13 37 (3.39%) Technical Architect
14 36 (3.30%) Administrator
15 33 (3.03%) Java Developer
16 32 (2.94%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (11.74%) .NET
2 117 (10.73%) Web Services
3 85 (7.80%) HTML
4 83 (7.61%) JSON
5 78 (7.16%) Node.js
6 74 (6.79%) REST
7 63 (5.78%) CSS
8 60 (5.50%) SOAP
9 59 (5.41%) RESTful
10 58 (5.32%) Spring
11 55 (5.05%) HTML5
11 55 (5.05%) Middleware
12 39 (3.58%) WCF
13 35 (3.21%) Spring Boot
14 34 (3.12%) ASP.NET
15 31 (2.84%) XML
16 30 (2.75%) AngularJS
16 30 (2.75%) CSS3
16 30 (2.75%) J2EE
17 28 (2.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.87%) Data Centre
3 49 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.85%) User Experience
5 33 (3.03%) CMDB
6 29 (2.66%) Public Cloud
7 26 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 24 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.20%) Private Cloud
9 21 (1.93%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.65%) Clustering
10 18 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
11 17 (1.56%) Tandem
12 14 (1.28%) Cloud Native
13 13 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.92%) iPad
14 10 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.64%) Minimum Viable Product
15 7 (0.64%) Taxonomies
16 6 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 307 (28.17%) Linux
2 281 (25.78%) Windows
3 112 (10.28%) Unix
4 56 (5.14%) AIX
5 43 (3.94%) Windows Server
6 41 (3.76%) Windows XP
7 40 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (3.67%) Windows 2000
8 30 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (2.20%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.01%) CoreOS
10 11 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.73%) MVS
12 7 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.64%) zOS
13 6 (0.55%) Android
13 6 (0.55%) HPUX
13 6 (0.55%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (41.47%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (34.95%) DevOps
3 260 (23.85%) ITIL
4 247 (22.66%) Open Source
5 171 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
6 167 (15.32%) Scrum
7 153 (14.04%) Service Management
8 150 (13.76%) TDD
9 142 (13.03%) Change Management
10 127 (11.65%) Configuration Management
11 122 (11.19%) Continuous Delivery
12 119 (10.92%) Data Management
13 114 (10.46%) Microservices
14 92 (8.44%) High Availability
14 92 (8.44%) PRINCE2
14 92 (8.44%) Problem Management
15 80 (7.34%) Migration
16 76 (6.97%) BDD
16 76 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
17 74 (6.79%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 238 (21.83%) Java
2 161 (14.77%) Python
3 132 (12.11%) SQL
4 106 (9.72%) C#
4 106 (9.72%) JavaScript
5 86 (7.89%) Ruby
6 70 (6.42%) PowerShell
7 57 (5.23%) Go
8 52 (4.77%) Perl
9 36 (3.30%) Bash Shell
10 34 (3.12%) Scala
10 34 (3.12%) Shell Script
11 24 (2.20%) PHP
12 21 (1.93%) Groovy
13 16 (1.47%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.38%) C
15 12 (1.10%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.64%) C++
16 7 (0.64%) CoffeeScript
17 6 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 152 (13.94%) Security Cleared
2 119 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.04%) Degree
4 37 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (2.66%) MCSE
7 26 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (1.74%) AWS Certification
9 17 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.56%) MCSA
10 10 (0.92%) CCNA
11 7 (0.64%) CISSP
11 7 (0.64%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.55%) CCIE
13 5 (0.46%) CISM
13 5 (0.46%) MCSD
13 5 (0.46%) MCTS
13 5 (0.46%) PhD
13 5 (0.46%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.23%) SLA
2 33 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (2.29%) QA
4 9 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) PMO
6 2 (0.18%) SDET
7 1 (0.092%) COBIT
7 1 (0.092%) GCP
7 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.092%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.092%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 122 (11.19%) Docker
2 101 (9.27%) Active Directory
3 80 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (3.94%) vSphere
5 38 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.83%) Hyper-V
7 18 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.28%) vCloud
9 11 (1.01%) KVM
10 6 (0.55%) Xen
11 5 (0.46%) XenApp
12 4 (0.37%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.28%) HDFS
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.092%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.092%) Gluster
14 1 (0.092%) Postfix
14 1 (0.092%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.092%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 132 (12.11%) Puppet
2 109 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (7.89%) Ansible
4 64 (5.87%) Terraform
5 25 (2.29%) Kubernetes
6 21 (1.93%) Salt
7 18 (1.65%) SCOM
8 14 (1.28%) Nagios
9 13 (1.19%) logstash
9 13 (1.19%) SCCM
10 12 (1.10%) Mesos
11 11 (1.01%) rkt
12 10 (0.92%) Consul
13 8 (0.73%) Grafana
13 8 (0.73%) Kibana
13 8 (0.73%) vRealize
14 7 (0.64%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.64%) Graphite
15 6 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 316 (28.99%) Microsoft
2 171 (15.69%) VMware
3 133 (12.20%) Oracle
4 50 (4.59%) Red Hat
5 47 (4.31%) Splunk
6 44 (4.04%) CA
7 36 (3.30%) Cisco
8 33 (3.03%) MuleSoft
9 30 (2.75%) AppDynamics
10 28 (2.57%) New Relic
11 23 (2.11%) Google
12 21 (1.93%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.83%) IBM
13 20 (1.83%) SAP
14 19 (1.74%) Citrix
14 19 (1.74%) Remedy
15 15 (1.38%) Dell
15 15 (1.38%) Tableau
16 11 (1.01%) BMC
17 9 (0.83%) Informatica
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