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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 283 459 495
Rank change year-on-year
+176 +36
Contract jobs citing PaaS 457 166 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.49% 5.53% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 88 78
Median daily rate £500 £475 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
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
4815 3003 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.99% 5.55% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3312 1922 1354
Median daily rate £450 £413 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 85 37
Median hourly rate £20.06 £30.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.15% +84.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.70 £9.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +96.07%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +167 379 £550 +15.78% 77
London +67 166 £550 +4.76% 40
South East +77 103 £528 +28.65% 11
Kent - 36 £650 - 1
City of London +48 32 £550 +4.76% 10
East of England +23 29 £419 -9.45% 2
Yorkshire +28 24 £565 +2.72% 5
North West -4 21 £450 +14.64% 2
Hampshire - 21 £400 -
Surrey +1 19 £550 - 4
West Yorkshire +13 18 £565 +2.72% 4
Leeds +4 17 £565 +2.72% 2
Berkshire +4 17 £460 -23.33% 6
Scotland +8 16 £600 +37.14% 1
Cambridgeshire - 16 £413 -
South West +11 15 £588 +30.55% 2
Edinburgh +5 14 - -
Cambridge - 14 £413 -
Reading +4 12 £450 - 4
Hertfordshire +5 11 £600 +33.33% 1
Cheshire +2 11 £450 +12.50%
Staines -5 11 £600 -
Tonbridge - 11 £650 -
Bristol +6 9 £588 +46.87%
West Midlands -4 9 £500 +53.84% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 8 £495 - 2
Tyne and Wear -41 8 £495 - 2
North East -44 8 £495 - 2
East Midlands - 6 £550 - 1
Birmingham 0 5 £500 +53.84% 4

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 463 (69.21%) IaaS
2 307 (45.89%) SaaS
3 296 (44.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 238 (35.58%) Amazon AWS
5 226 (33.78%) DevOps
6 222 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
7 198 (29.60%) Linux
8 170 (25.41%) Java
9 162 (24.22%) Microsoft
10 143 (21.38%) Puppet
11 134 (20.03%) VMware
12 133 (19.88%) Windows
13 131 (19.58%) Ruby
14 130 (19.43%) Finance
15 129 (19.28%) Python
16 109 (16.29%) PowerShell
16 109 (16.29%) Data Centre
17 106 (15.84%) Docker
18 101 (15.10%) OpenStack
19 97 (14.50%) Opscode Chef
20 95 (14.20%) TDD
21 93 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
22 84 (12.56%) Configuration Management
23 81 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
24 78 (11.66%) Software Engineering
24 78 (11.66%) Cloud Foundry
25 76 (11.36%) Ansible
26 74 (11.06%) Continuous Delivery
27 73 (10.91%) SQL Server
28 72 (10.76%) SQL

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
1 101 (15.10%) OpenStack
2 78 (11.66%) Cloud Foundry
3 37 (5.53%) SharePoint
4 34 (5.08%) JBoss
5 33 (4.93%) Confluence
6 25 (3.74%) Apache
7 24 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (3.29%) IIS
9 20 (2.99%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.94%) Node.js
11 9 (1.35%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.20%) nginx
13 7 (1.05%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.90%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.60%) Apache Spark
17 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
17 3 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
18 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 57 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.24%) HipChat
3 2 (0.30%) MS Project
4 1 (0.15%) MS Office
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.45%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.15%) RMDS
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 463 (69.21%) IaaS
2 307 (45.89%) SaaS
3 296 (44.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 238 (35.58%) Amazon AWS
5 65 (9.72%) Heroku
6 46 (6.88%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (4.78%) Office 365
9 27 (4.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 13 (1.94%) OpenShift
11 11 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.75%) Yammer
14 4 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.60%) Route 53
14 4 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.45%) GitHub
16 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 65 (9.72%) Firewall
2 44 (6.58%) LAN
3 43 (6.43%) WAN
4 32 (4.78%) VPN
5 30 (4.48%) SAN
6 29 (4.33%) Network Security
7 21 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (2.99%) DNS
9 15 (2.24%) MPLS
10 14 (2.09%) DHCP
11 13 (1.94%) TCP/IP
12 12 (1.79%) DMZ
13 11 (1.64%) Internet
14 10 (1.49%) AMQP
15 9 (1.35%) NAS
15 9 (1.35%) VLAN
16 8 (1.20%) BGP
17 7 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (1.05%) HSRP
17 7 (1.05%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.92%) MySQL
3 44 (6.58%) Apache Cassandra
4 34 (5.08%) Redis
5 26 (3.89%) Hadoop
6 25 (3.74%) NoSQL
7 22 (3.29%) Big Data
8 12 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (1.64%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.49%) OLAP
10 10 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (1.20%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.90%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 69 (10.31%) Git (software)
1 69 (10.31%) Jenkins
2 46 (6.88%) JIRA
3 36 (5.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 33 (4.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 29 (4.33%) Maven
5 29 (4.33%) TeamCity
6 22 (3.29%) MSBuild
7 16 (2.39%) Visual Studio
8 14 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.94%) Ant
9 13 (1.94%) Gradle
10 12 (1.79%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.79%) Subversion
11 9 (1.35%) JUnit
11 9 (1.35%) Selenium
12 7 (1.05%) Travis CI
13 6 (0.90%) MSI
14 5 (0.75%) Cucumber
General
1 130 (19.43%) Finance
2 38 (5.68%) Banking
3 16 (2.39%) Legal
4 13 (1.94%) Marketing
5 12 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.20%) Retail
7 6 (0.90%) Billing
8 4 (0.60%) Games
9 3 (0.45%) Advertising
9 3 (0.45%) Automotive
9 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.45%) Publishing
10 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Electronics
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 240 (35.87%) Architect
2 100 (14.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 97 (14.50%) Cloud Architect
4 81 (12.11%) Solutions Architect
5 72 (10.76%) Developer
6 64 (9.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 58 (8.67%) Infrastructure Architect
8 53 (7.92%) Security Architect
9 49 (7.32%) Consultant
10 33 (4.93%) Azure Architect
11 31 (4.63%) Software Engineer
12 29 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (4.19%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
14 27 (4.04%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 26 (3.89%) Azure Engineer
15 26 (3.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 25 (3.74%) Java Engineer
16 25 (3.74%) Security Solutions Architect
17 24 (3.59%) Linux Engineer
17 24 (3.59%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (10.61%) .NET
2 69 (10.31%) Web Services
3 49 (7.32%) RabbitMQ
4 27 (4.04%) HTML
4 27 (4.04%) Middleware
5 23 (3.44%) AngularJS
6 18 (2.69%) LAMP
6 18 (2.69%) REST
7 17 (2.54%) HTML5
7 17 (2.54%) J2EE
7 17 (2.54%) RESTful
8 16 (2.39%) SOAP
9 15 (2.24%) CSS
9 15 (2.24%) JSON
10 13 (1.94%) Spring
11 11 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (1.49%) JMS
13 9 (1.35%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.35%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 109 (16.29%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.53%) Hybrid Cloud
3 35 (5.23%) Private Cloud
4 32 (4.78%) Public Cloud
5 22 (3.29%) User Experience
6 19 (2.84%) VCE vBlock
7 16 (2.39%) Cloud Native
8 14 (2.09%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.79%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.64%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.49%) NHS
12 8 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (1.05%) CMDB
13 7 (1.05%) Replication
13 7 (1.05%) SCADA
14 6 (0.90%) PKI
14 6 (0.90%) Social Media
15 5 (0.75%) CESG
15 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 198 (29.60%) Linux
2 133 (19.88%) Windows
3 44 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 41 (6.13%) Unix
5 21 (3.14%) VMS
6 20 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (2.39%) Windows 10
9 15 (2.24%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.35%) CentOS
11 7 (1.05%) AIX
11 7 (1.05%) Android
12 5 (0.75%) Solaris
13 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.45%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.30%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (33.78%) DevOps
2 222 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (14.20%) TDD
4 93 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
5 84 (12.56%) Configuration Management
6 78 (11.66%) Software Engineering
7 74 (11.06%) Continuous Delivery
8 71 (10.61%) Migration
9 62 (9.27%) Open Source
10 56 (8.37%) ITIL
11 53 (7.92%) TOGAF
12 42 (6.28%) Service Delivery
13 38 (5.68%) BDD
14 35 (5.23%) SOA
15 33 (4.93%) Scrum
16 31 (4.63%) CRM
17 30 (4.48%) Project Management
17 30 (4.48%) Service Management
18 26 (3.89%) Automated Testing
18 26 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (25.41%) Java
2 131 (19.58%) Ruby
3 129 (19.28%) Python
4 109 (16.29%) PowerShell
5 72 (10.76%) SQL
6 60 (8.97%) Bash Shell
6 60 (8.97%) Go
7 51 (7.62%) JavaScript
8 49 (7.32%) Perl
9 34 (5.08%) C#
10 31 (4.63%) C++
11 18 (2.69%) Bourne shell
12 16 (2.39%) Korn
13 10 (1.49%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.35%) C
14 9 (1.35%) PHP
15 7 (1.05%) Tcl
16 5 (0.75%) CoffeeScript
16 5 (0.75%) Scala
17 3 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.44%) Degree
4 18 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.54%) VCAP
6 14 (2.09%) CCNP
6 14 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.94%) CCNA
8 12 (1.79%) CISSP
8 12 (1.79%) MCSE
9 7 (1.05%) ISEB
10 6 (0.90%) EMC Certification
11 5 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.60%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.60%) MCSA
12 4 (0.60%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.60%) PMP
12 4 (0.60%) RHCA
12 4 (0.60%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.94%) QA
3 6 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) GxP
5 2 (0.30%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (15.84%) Docker
2 81 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (9.12%) vSphere
4 46 (6.88%) Active Directory
5 38 (5.68%) vCloud
6 19 (2.84%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (1.64%) XenServer
9 9 (1.35%) Xen
10 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.20%) XenApp
11 7 (1.05%) KVM
12 6 (0.90%) NFS
13 4 (0.60%) Ceph
13 4 (0.60%) iptables
14 2 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.15%) Snort
15 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 143 (21.38%) Puppet
2 97 (14.50%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (11.36%) Ansible
4 40 (5.98%) Kubernetes
5 24 (3.59%) SCOM
6 23 (3.44%) SCCM
7 21 (3.14%) Mesos
8 15 (2.24%) Terraform
9 10 (1.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 10 (1.49%) Nagios
9 10 (1.49%) SCOrch
10 8 (1.20%) HP SiteScope
10 8 (1.20%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (0.90%) Windows Intune
13 5 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (0.60%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.60%) vRealize
15 3 (0.45%) EdgeSight
15 3 (0.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 162 (24.22%) Microsoft
2 134 (20.03%) VMware
3 47 (7.03%) Splunk
4 46 (6.88%) Oracle
5 41 (6.13%) Cisco
6 35 (5.23%) Citrix
7 30 (4.48%) Atlassian
8 27 (4.04%) EMC
8 27 (4.04%) HP
9 22 (3.29%) IBM
9 22 (3.29%) Red Hat
10 16 (2.39%) Rackspace
11 12 (1.79%) Barracuda Networks
12 11 (1.64%) Google
13 10 (1.49%) NetApp
14 9 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.35%) SAP
15 8 (1.20%) AppDynamics
16 7 (1.05%) New Relic
16 7 (1.05%) SolarWinds
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