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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 440 521 501
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -20
Contract jobs citing PaaS 154 79 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.60% 4.33% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 54 38
Average daily rate
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£450 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £661 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
2750 1826 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.94% 3.31% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1734 1146 705
Average daily rate £418 £418 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £334
% change year-on-year
- +19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 34 21
Average hourly rate £26.66 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.56% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £9.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £16.53
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -15.30%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 +72 149 £450 +4.65% 55
London +38 80 £450 +1.12% 29
North West -12 23 £440 +10.00% 3
South East +6 20 £410 -36.92% 12
City of London +15 13 £513 +36.66% 7
Lancashire - 11 £520 - 1
East of England +30 10 £450 -21.73% 1
Berkshire +3 9 £600 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 7 £398 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £450 -
Manchester - 6 £358 - 1
Cheshire -18 5 £440 +10.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £405 -
Preston - 5 £536 -
West Midlands - 5 £313 - 1
Luton +5 4 £675 +17.39%
Bedfordshire +3 4 £675 +17.39% 1
Staines - 4 - - 2
Surrey - 4 - - 3
Blackpool - 4 £581 -
Yorkshire - 4 £550 -
South West - 4 £550 - 7
Chester -5 2 £400 -1.53%
Bristol - 2 £475 - 3
Burnley - 2 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £313 -
Leeds - 2 £550 -
Reading - 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £550 -
Slough - 2 £600 -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 121 (40.88%) Puppet
2 114 (38.51%) DevOps
3 108 (36.49%) Linux
4 103 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (34.46%) SaaS
6 101 (34.12%) Continuous Integration
7 92 (31.08%) IaaS
8 82 (27.70%) Java
9 77 (26.01%) Opscode Chef
10 76 (25.68%) Ruby
11 75 (25.34%) Jenkins
12 71 (23.99%) Amazon AWS
13 68 (22.97%) Git (software)
14 66 (22.30%) Security Cleared
14 66 (22.30%) Change Management
15 62 (20.95%) SC Cleared
16 60 (20.27%) Configuration Management
17 58 (19.59%) Automated Testing
18 52 (17.57%) Python
19 51 (17.23%) Web Services
19 51 (17.23%) Bash Shell
20 50 (16.89%) Windows
21 49 (16.55%) Microsoft
21 49 (16.55%) CentOS
21 49 (16.55%) Ansible
22 45 (15.20%) Ubuntu
22 45 (15.20%) VMware
23 44 (14.86%) Scrum
23 44 (14.86%) UNIX
24 42 (14.19%) MongoDB

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (11.49%) OpenStack
2 30 (10.14%) JBoss
3 16 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.41%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (4.05%) Apache
5 11 (3.72%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.70%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.70%) IIS
7 7 (2.36%) CMS
7 7 (2.36%) Node.js
7 7 (2.36%) Lync
7 7 (2.36%) Confluence
8 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.03%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.03%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.69%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 29 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.42%) MS Office
3 15 (5.07%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.01%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.01%) MS Project
4 3 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.68%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Maximo
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 102 (34.46%) SaaS
2 92 (31.08%) IaaS
3 71 (23.99%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (6.42%) Heroku
6 12 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (3.72%) Engine Yard
8 10 (3.38%) Office 365
9 8 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (2.36%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.69%) GitHub
11 5 (1.69%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.35%) Route 53
13 3 (1.01%) Google App Engine
13 3 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (1.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.85%) Firewall
2 26 (8.78%) DNS
3 24 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 22 (7.43%) SSL
5 19 (6.42%) VLAN
6 18 (6.08%) VPN
7 15 (5.07%) HTTP
7 15 (5.07%) Network Security
8 12 (4.05%) Internet
9 11 (3.72%) LAN
9 11 (3.72%) WAN
10 9 (3.04%) SAN
11 7 (2.36%) FTP
11 7 (2.36%) MPLS
11 7 (2.36%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (2.03%) DHCP
12 6 (2.03%) LDAP
13 5 (1.69%) BIG-IP
13 5 (1.69%) NAS
13 5 (1.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.19%) MongoDB
2 37 (12.50%) MySQL
3 27 (9.12%) NoSQL
4 25 (8.45%) SQL Server
5 24 (8.11%) Relational Database
6 22 (7.43%) RDBMS
7 16 (5.41%) Big Data
8 14 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (3.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (3.04%) Hadoop
11 8 (2.70%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.69%) OLTP
13 4 (1.35%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.68%) Oracle OLAP
14 2 (0.68%) Spotfire
14 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (25.34%) Jenkins
2 68 (22.97%) Git (software)
3 33 (11.15%) Maven
4 32 (10.81%) Subversion
5 14 (4.73%) TeamCity
6 13 (4.39%) JIRA
7 10 (3.38%) Mercurial
8 9 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.03%) Hudson
10 5 (1.69%) Ant
11 4 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.35%) RSpec
11 4 (1.35%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.01%) PHPUnit
13 2 (0.68%) Selenium
13 2 (0.68%) MSI
13 2 (0.68%) JUnit
13 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.34%) Rational Rose
14 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
General
1 41 (13.85%) Finance
2 12 (4.05%) Marketing
3 9 (3.04%) Banking
4 8 (2.70%) Games
5 7 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.03%) Retail
7 5 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.01%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Billing
9 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
10 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 96 (32.43%) Architect
2 68 (22.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 46 (15.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 30 (10.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 28 (9.46%) Solutions Architect
6 27 (9.12%) Developer
7 23 (7.77%) Consultant
8 14 (4.73%) Senior Architect
8 14 (4.73%) Security Architect
9 13 (4.39%) Cloud Architect
9 13 (4.39%) Enterprise Architect
10 11 (3.72%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.72%) Applications Architect
11 7 (2.36%) Analyst
11 7 (2.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 6 (2.03%) Senior Enterprise Architect
12 6 (2.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 6 (2.03%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.03%) Support Consultant
13 5 (1.69%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.23%) Web Services
2 17 (5.74%) REST
3 14 (4.73%) HTML
3 14 (4.73%) .NET
4 13 (4.39%) JSON
5 12 (4.05%) CSS
6 11 (3.72%) SOAP
6 11 (3.72%) Middleware
6 11 (3.72%) MCollective
7 8 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.36%) jQuery
8 7 (2.36%) Apache Camel
9 6 (2.03%) Spring
9 6 (2.03%) Memcached
10 5 (1.69%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.35%) WCF
11 4 (1.35%) OAuth
11 4 (1.35%) Backbone.js
11 4 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.18%) Open Source
2 21 (7.09%) Clustering
3 14 (4.73%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.72%) Device Driver
6 10 (3.38%) Data Integration
7 8 (2.70%) User Experience
7 8 (2.70%) PKI
8 7 (2.36%) GIS
8 7 (2.36%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.03%) Private Cloud
9 6 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.35%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.35%) Social Media
11 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.01%) Streaming Video
12 3 (1.01%) FMCG
13 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (36.49%) Linux
2 50 (16.89%) Windows
3 49 (16.55%) CentOS
4 45 (15.20%) Ubuntu
5 44 (14.86%) UNIX
6 35 (11.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.69%) Solaris
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.35%) SUSE
9 3 (1.01%) AIX
9 3 (1.01%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.01%) Android
10 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.34%) VMS
11 1 (0.34%) HPUX
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (38.51%) DevOps
2 103 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (34.12%) Continuous Integration
4 66 (22.30%) Change Management
5 60 (20.27%) Configuration Management
6 58 (19.59%) Automated Testing
7 44 (14.86%) Scrum
8 41 (13.85%) ITIL
9 39 (13.18%) SOA
10 28 (9.46%) TOGAF
10 28 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 26 (8.78%) Build Automation
12 22 (7.43%) Enterprise Architecture
13 20 (6.76%) Release Management
14 19 (6.42%) Project Management
14 19 (6.42%) Migration
14 19 (6.42%) Service Delivery
15 18 (6.08%) PRINCE2
16 17 (5.74%) E-Commerce
16 17 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (27.70%) Java
2 76 (25.68%) Ruby
3 52 (17.57%) Python
4 51 (17.23%) Bash Shell
5 22 (7.43%) Perl
6 20 (6.76%) SQL
7 18 (6.08%) C#
8 16 (5.41%) JavaScript
9 15 (5.07%) PowerShell
10 14 (4.73%) Shell Script
11 13 (4.39%) Scala
12 12 (4.05%) PHP
13 10 (3.38%) Go
14 9 (3.04%) Korn
15 6 (2.03%) C
16 3 (1.01%) PHP5
17 2 (0.68%) C++
18 1 (0.34%) VBScript
18 1 (0.34%) VB
18 1 (0.34%) REXX
Qualifications
1 66 (22.30%) Security Cleared
2 62 (20.95%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.70%) Degree
4 8 (2.70%) CISSP
5 6 (2.03%) CISM
6 4 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.01%) CCNP
7 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 3 (1.01%) VCAP
8 2 (0.68%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) GCED
8 2 (0.68%) GCIA
8 2 (0.68%) GCIH
8 2 (0.68%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.43%) QA
2 8 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.69%) COBIT
4 4 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.77%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.07%) Active Directory
4 13 (4.39%) vSphere
5 6 (2.03%) NFS
6 5 (1.69%) vCloud
6 5 (1.69%) Docker
7 4 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.01%) Varnish
9 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.34%) Firmware
10 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 121 (40.88%) Puppet
2 77 (26.01%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (16.55%) Ansible
4 23 (7.77%) Salt
5 12 (4.05%) Nagios
6 11 (3.72%) Cobbler
7 10 (3.38%) Vagrant
8 9 (3.04%) collectd
9 7 (2.36%) OVSD
10 2 (0.68%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.68%) WSUS
11 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.34%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.34%) CA Endevor
11 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.34%) Graphite
11 1 (0.34%) StatsD
Vendors
1 49 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 45 (15.20%) VMware
3 40 (13.51%) Oracle
4 26 (8.78%) Red Hat
5 19 (6.42%) IBM
6 14 (4.73%) Cisco
7 13 (4.39%) HP
7 13 (4.39%) Citrix
8 11 (3.72%) NetApp
9 10 (3.38%) F5
10 6 (2.03%) Rackspace
10 6 (2.03%) ESRI
10 6 (2.03%) Informatica
10 6 (2.03%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.69%) Google
12 4 (1.35%) Facebook
12 4 (1.35%) Juniper
12 4 (1.35%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.35%) SAP
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