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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 464 454 538
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +84
Contract jobs citing PaaS 170 157 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.094%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.15% 6.75% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 124 33
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£475 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £375 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £423
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +12.35%
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
3302 2326 1490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.65% 4.16% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2189 1460 1037
Average daily rate £425 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.10 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £80.50 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £17.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+38.23% -44.71%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 152 £475 -2.56% 69
London -13 74 £550 +12.82% 28
South East -12 39 £360 -31.81% 20
Scotland - 13 £480 -
Brighton - 13 £340 - 1
East Sussex - 13 £330 - 1
City of London +6 11 £550 +22.22% 4
North West -36 11 £450 +9.09%
Glasgow - 10 £480 -
Berkshire -4 8 £500 +5.26% 4
East of England +9 6 £513 +46.42%
Hertfordshire +8 6 £513 +7.89%
Manchester -15 6 £450 -10.00%
Midlands - 6 £350 -
North East - 6 £475 - 3
Surrey -1 5 £488 -11.36% 5
Kent +1 4 £340 -51.42% 3
Cheshire -12 4 £475 +18.75%
Durham - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 £430 - 4
Birmingham - 4 £430 - 2
Warrington - 4 £475 -
Oxford - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 6
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Slough +3 2 £469 -33.03%
Northamptonshire -2 2 - -
West Sussex -11 2 - - 2
East Midlands -14 2 - - 2

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 151 (44.67%) SaaS
2 128 (37.87%) IaaS
3 109 (32.25%) Amazon AWS
4 94 (27.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 76 (22.49%) VMware
6 73 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (20.12%) Linux
8 67 (19.82%) Microsoft
9 61 (18.05%) Windows
10 59 (17.46%) Finance
10 59 (17.46%) DevOps
11 56 (16.57%) Data Centre
12 55 (16.27%) Puppet
13 53 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
14 50 (14.79%) SOA
15 49 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (14.20%) TOGAF
17 47 (13.91%) Web Services
17 47 (13.91%) Opscode Chef
18 45 (13.31%) Java
18 45 (13.31%) Open Source
19 44 (13.02%) SQL
20 42 (12.43%) Python
21 41 (12.13%) TCP/IP
21 41 (12.13%) Git (software)
22 40 (11.83%) DNS
23 39 (11.54%) Oracle
24 38 (11.24%) SQL Server
25 37 (10.95%) Configuration Management
26 35 (10.36%) Service Delivery

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 32 (9.47%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.80%) Apache
3 20 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 20 (5.92%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.03%) OpenStack
5 16 (4.73%) IIS
6 14 (4.14%) Lync
7 13 (3.85%) WebSphere
7 13 (3.85%) JBoss
8 11 (3.25%) Tomcat
8 11 (3.25%) Node.js
9 8 (2.37%) CMS
10 7 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.78%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.78%) Confluence
11 6 (1.78%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.18%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 15 (4.44%) MS Office
1 15 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.07%) MS Project
4 4 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.85%) Maximo
2 4 (1.18%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.59%) Magento
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 151 (44.67%) SaaS
2 128 (37.87%) IaaS
3 109 (32.25%) Amazon AWS
4 94 (27.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (4.73%) Office 365
6 11 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (2.07%) Heroku
10 6 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.18%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.18%) Google App Engine
12 4 (1.18%) Google Analytics
12 4 (1.18%) Route 53
12 4 (1.18%) GitHub
12 4 (1.18%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.13%) TCP/IP
2 40 (11.83%) DNS
3 35 (10.36%) Firewall
4 31 (9.17%) VLAN
5 30 (8.88%) Internet
6 29 (8.58%) SSL
6 29 (8.58%) LAN
6 29 (8.58%) SAN
7 27 (7.99%) DHCP
8 21 (6.21%) HTTP
8 21 (6.21%) NAS
9 19 (5.62%) Network Security
10 18 (5.33%) VPN
11 16 (4.73%) WLAN
11 16 (4.73%) WAN
12 15 (4.44%) MPLS
12 15 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
13 13 (3.85%) FTP
14 12 (3.55%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (2.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.06%) MySQL
2 34 (10.06%) MongoDB
3 32 (9.47%) Big Data
4 19 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 13 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.66%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.78%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.78%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.48%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (1.48%) Redis
8 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.18%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.59%) MemSQL
10 2 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.59%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 41 (12.13%) Git (software)
2 35 (10.36%) Subversion
3 30 (8.88%) Jenkins
4 18 (5.33%) Mercurial
5 13 (3.85%) Maven
5 13 (3.85%) JIRA
6 8 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.07%) Selenium
8 6 (1.78%) Ant
9 5 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (1.18%) VisualAge
10 4 (1.18%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 4 (1.18%) JUnit
10 4 (1.18%) Hudson
10 4 (1.18%) FishEye
11 3 (0.89%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.59%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.59%) JBehave
General
1 59 (17.46%) Finance
2 29 (8.58%) Banking
3 25 (7.40%) Marketing
4 16 (4.73%) Retail
5 12 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.25%) Billing
7 9 (2.66%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.07%) Legal
9 6 (1.78%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.78%) Publishing
10 4 (1.18%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.59%) Back Office
12 2 (0.59%) Electronics
12 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.30%) Law
13 1 (0.30%) German Language
13 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.30%) Games
13 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 126 (37.28%) Architect
2 41 (12.13%) Developer
3 36 (10.65%) Solutions Architect
4 26 (7.69%) Consultant
4 26 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
5 23 (6.80%) Security Architect
6 22 (6.51%) Project Manager
7 20 (5.92%) Enterprise Architect
7 20 (5.92%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (5.62%) Analyst
9 17 (5.03%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (4.44%) Senior Architect
11 14 (4.14%) Applications Architect
12 13 (3.85%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.25%) Cyber Security Architect
14 9 (2.66%) Cloud Engineer
14 9 (2.66%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
15 8 (2.37%) Web Developer
15 8 (2.37%) Java Developer
15 8 (2.37%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.91%) Web Services
2 23 (6.80%) J2EE
2 23 (6.80%) REST
3 20 (5.92%) Middleware
4 18 (5.33%) HTML
4 18 (5.33%) SOAP
5 15 (4.44%) AngularJS
6 14 (4.14%) .NET
7 12 (3.55%) CSS
8 11 (3.25%) Spring
9 10 (2.96%) Apache Camel
10 9 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (2.37%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.37%) JSON
12 7 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (1.78%) jQuery
13 6 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.78%) WCF
14 5 (1.48%) XML
14 5 (1.48%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.57%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.62%) GIS
3 17 (5.03%) Public Cloud
4 15 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.14%) Private Cloud
5 14 (4.14%) Data Integration
6 11 (3.25%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.96%) Clustering
7 10 (2.96%) PKI
8 9 (2.66%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.07%) Internet of Things
11 6 (1.78%) User Experience
11 6 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.78%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.78%) CESG
12 4 (1.18%) FMCG
13 3 (0.89%) Social Network
13 3 (0.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 68 (20.12%) Linux
2 61 (18.05%) Windows
3 25 (7.40%) UNIX
4 15 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.85%) CentOS
5 13 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.25%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.78%) Fedora
8 5 (1.48%) Solaris
9 4 (1.18%) Android
9 4 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.89%) HPUX
10 3 (0.89%) VMS
10 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.59%) AIX
12 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (17.46%) DevOps
3 50 (14.79%) SOA
4 49 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (14.20%) TOGAF
6 45 (13.31%) Open Source
7 37 (10.95%) Configuration Management
8 35 (10.36%) Service Delivery
9 33 (9.76%) Project Management
10 30 (8.88%) ITIL
10 30 (8.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 24 (7.10%) Information Security
12 23 (6.80%) Migration
12 23 (6.80%) Change Management
13 22 (6.51%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.92%) Analytics
15 19 (5.62%) PRINCE2
16 18 (5.33%) Cyber Security
17 17 (5.03%) OO
17 17 (5.03%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (13.31%) Java
2 44 (13.02%) SQL
3 42 (12.43%) Python
4 32 (9.47%) Ruby
5 24 (7.10%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.62%) PHP
7 16 (4.73%) Go
8 15 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 14 (4.14%) Scala
10 12 (3.55%) Perl
11 11 (3.25%) C#
11 11 (3.25%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.37%) C
13 7 (2.07%) C++
14 4 (1.18%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.89%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.59%) PHP5
16 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (9.47%) CISSP
2 26 (7.69%) CISM
3 24 (7.10%) Degree
4 19 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.96%) CCNP
5 10 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.66%) CCNA
6 9 (2.66%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.78%) JNCIA
8 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.78%) CCSA
9 5 (1.48%) VCAP
9 5 (1.48%) CRISC
9 5 (1.48%) CISA
10 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (1.18%) CCIE
10 4 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.03%) PCI DSS
2 16 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.55%) QA
4 4 (1.18%) COSO
4 4 (1.18%) COBIT
5 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.59%) SLA
7 1 (0.30%) EMIR
System Software
1 53 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (7.99%) Active Directory
3 22 (6.51%) vCloud
4 20 (5.92%) Hyper-V
5 15 (4.44%) vSphere
6 9 (2.66%) Docker
7 7 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.78%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.59%) XenServer
10 1 (0.30%) NFS
10 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 55 (16.27%) Puppet
2 47 (13.91%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (7.40%) Ansible
4 19 (5.62%) Salt
5 15 (4.44%) vMotion
5 15 (4.44%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.78%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.48%) SCOM
8 4 (1.18%) yum
8 4 (1.18%) logstash
8 4 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.89%) SCCM
10 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.30%) Nagios
11 1 (0.30%) WSUS
11 1 (0.30%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.30%) StatsD
11 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.30%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 76 (22.49%) VMware
2 67 (19.82%) Microsoft
3 39 (11.54%) Oracle
4 28 (8.28%) Cisco
5 27 (7.99%) IBM
6 21 (6.21%) Citrix
7 18 (5.33%) Rackspace
8 17 (5.03%) Red Hat
8 17 (5.03%) HP
9 16 (4.73%) Google
10 13 (3.85%) ESRI
10 13 (3.85%) SAP
11 12 (3.55%) NetApp
12 8 (2.37%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (2.07%) Tripwire
14 6 (1.78%) EMC
14 6 (1.78%) F5
14 6 (1.78%) Juniper
14 6 (1.78%) SaltStack
London
Connectus
Rate: £430 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Undisclosed
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Undisclosed
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Unspecified Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London (preferred) or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £375 - £490 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Newcastle
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Sheffield
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 15 days ago