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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 198 439 490
Rank change year-on-year
+241 +51
Contract jobs citing PaaS 623 215 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 0.39% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.36% 5.62% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 149 133
Median daily rate £500 £523 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.39% +16.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £688 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £100.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
6015 3827 2673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.16% 6.91% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4112 2633 1790
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 £311 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.14% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 58 59
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £21.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £70.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +225 600 £500 -4.39% 59
London +92 226 £500 -4.76% 34
South East +125 133 £500 -0.99% 15
North East +46 86 £425 -10.52%
Tyne and Wear +32 77 £425 -10.52%
Hampshire +90 76 £500 -0.99% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +28 76 £425 -10.52%
North West +38 57 £381 -10.29% 4
Lancashire +30 34 £388 -
Blackpool - 31 £388 -
City of London +13 30 £519 +1.21% 2
Yorkshire +33 28 £525 +5.00% 1
East Midlands +19 28 £558 +54.96% 1
Fareham - 27 £525 - 1
West Yorkshire +31 24 £550 +2.32%
Leeds +37 22 £575 +21.05%
West Midlands +1 22 £400 -32.20%
Southampton - 20 £519 -
East of England +17 19 £475 -5.00% 1
Berkshire +16 13 £750 +30.43% 6
Cambridgeshire +10 13 - -
Leicestershire +9 13 £301 -16.46%
Cheshire +23 12 £325 -31.57%
Kent - 12 £600 -
South West +17 11 £500 +49.25% 3
Warrington +8 10 £313 -34.21%
Derby - 10 £565 -
Derbyshire - 10 £565 -
Coventry -7 9 £400 -
West Sussex - 8 £435 -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 716 (62.70%) IaaS
2 468 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (34.33%) DevOps
4 390 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 389 (34.06%) SaaS
6 352 (30.82%) Amazon AWS
7 305 (26.71%) Linux
8 272 (23.82%) Java
9 266 (23.29%) Microsoft
10 242 (21.19%) Windows
11 231 (20.23%) Open Source
12 212 (18.56%) ITIL
13 180 (15.76%) Service Management
14 173 (15.15%) Docker
15 170 (14.89%) Scrum
16 169 (14.80%) Python
17 163 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
18 159 (13.92%) Continuous Delivery
19 158 (13.84%) Git (software)
20 156 (13.66%) Microservices
21 151 (13.22%) Cloud Foundry
22 147 (12.87%) Puppet
23 145 (12.70%) VMware
24 142 (12.43%) TDD
25 137 (12.00%) Security Cleared
26 133 (11.65%) JavaScript
27 127 (11.12%) Configuration Management
27 127 (11.12%) Jenkins
28 126 (11.03%) HTML
29 124 (10.86%) Finance

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
1 151 (13.22%) Cloud Foundry
2 77 (6.74%) OpenStack
3 61 (5.34%) WebSphere
4 55 (4.82%) Confluence
5 40 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
6 38 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 35 (3.06%) Oracle Application Server
8 32 (2.80%) Apache Spark
9 31 (2.71%) Apache
10 29 (2.54%) IIS
10 29 (2.54%) nginx
11 21 (1.84%) Apache Solr
11 21 (1.84%) SharePoint
12 19 (1.66%) WebLogic
13 16 (1.40%) JBoss
14 15 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (1.14%) SAS
16 11 (0.96%) MS Exchange
17 10 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
18 9 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 103 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (1.31%) MS Office
4 5 (0.44%) MS Project
5 4 (0.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 37 (3.24%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (3.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.088%) Magento
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.088%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 716 (62.70%) IaaS
2 390 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 389 (34.06%) SaaS
4 352 (30.82%) Amazon AWS
5 70 (6.13%) Cloud Computing
6 61 (5.34%) OpenShift
7 52 (4.55%) GitHub
8 50 (4.38%) Office 365
9 49 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 38 (3.33%) Heroku
11 36 (3.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 32 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
13 28 (2.45%) CloudBees
14 21 (1.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 20 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 15 (1.31%) Amazon S3
18 14 (1.23%) Bluemix
18 14 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
19 13 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.17%) DNS
2 49 (4.29%) HTTP
3 37 (3.24%) Firewall
4 27 (2.36%) Network Security
5 26 (2.28%) SSL
6 25 (2.19%) WAN
7 24 (2.10%) TCP/IP
8 23 (2.01%) LAN
9 21 (1.84%) DHCP
9 21 (1.84%) VPN
10 17 (1.49%) LDAP
11 16 (1.40%) Internet
12 13 (1.14%) DMARC
13 12 (1.05%) DMZ
14 11 (0.96%) DKIM
14 11 (0.96%) SMTP
14 11 (0.96%) Software-Defined Networking
15 8 (0.70%) VoIP
16 7 (0.61%) AMQP
17 6 (0.53%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (9.46%) MongoDB
2 81 (7.09%) SQL Server
3 49 (4.29%) NoSQL
4 48 (4.20%) Hadoop
5 41 (3.59%) Big Data
6 40 (3.50%) Oracle Database
7 36 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 36 (3.15%) MySQL
7 36 (3.15%) Oracle Database 12c
7 36 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (2.54%) Relational Database
10 27 (2.36%) Redis
11 25 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
12 20 (1.75%) Power BI
13 19 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (1.40%) OLTP
14 16 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 158 (13.84%) Git (software)
2 127 (11.12%) Jenkins
3 82 (7.18%) JIRA
4 42 (3.68%) Gradle
5 37 (3.24%) TeamCity
6 35 (3.06%) SonarQube
7 31 (2.71%) Subversion
8 26 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (2.19%) JUnit
10 24 (2.10%) Mercurial
11 23 (2.01%) Vagrant
12 22 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
13 21 (1.84%) Visual Studio
14 19 (1.66%) MSBuild
15 18 (1.58%) Eclipse
15 18 (1.58%) NUnit
15 18 (1.58%) SpecFlow
16 16 (1.40%) Cucumber
17 14 (1.23%) Selenium
17 14 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 124 (10.86%) Finance
2 70 (6.13%) Banking
3 45 (3.94%) Retail
4 35 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.75%) Advertising
5 20 (1.75%) Marketing
6 15 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.14%) Electronics
9 11 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.79%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.44%) Back Office
12 4 (0.35%) Legal
12 4 (0.35%) Publishing
12 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.26%) Billing
13 3 (0.26%) Games
13 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.18%) Automotive
14 2 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 307 (26.88%) Architect
2 169 (14.80%) Developer
3 123 (10.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 108 (9.46%) Cloud Architect
5 84 (7.36%) Solutions Architect
6 66 (5.78%) Azure Architect
7 62 (5.43%) Consultant
8 56 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 50 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
10 48 (4.20%) Operations Engineer
11 46 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
12 45 (3.94%) Analyst
12 45 (3.94%) AWS Architect
13 41 (3.59%) AWS DevOps
13 41 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
14 40 (3.50%) DBA
15 38 (3.33%) Technical Architect
16 33 (2.89%) Java Developer
16 33 (2.89%) Project Manager
17 32 (2.80%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (11.03%) HTML
2 110 (9.63%) .NET
3 99 (8.67%) REST
4 94 (8.23%) HTML5
5 92 (8.06%) JSON
6 91 (7.97%) CSS
7 79 (6.92%) Web Services
8 68 (5.95%) Spring
9 63 (5.52%) Node.js
10 59 (5.17%) Middleware
11 50 (4.38%) AngularJS
12 49 (4.29%) CSS3
13 48 (4.20%) Spring Boot
14 40 (3.50%) SOAP
15 38 (3.33%) RESTful
16 35 (3.06%) XML
17 33 (2.89%) Sass
18 31 (2.71%) React
19 30 (2.63%) jQuery
20 27 (2.36%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 85 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (6.22%) Data Centre
3 54 (4.73%) Public Cloud
4 45 (3.94%) User Experience
5 42 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 35 (3.06%) Mobile App
7 32 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 31 (2.71%) Private Cloud
9 28 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (2.36%) CMDB
11 22 (1.93%) Clustering
12 21 (1.84%) Computer Science
13 17 (1.49%) Tandem
13 17 (1.49%) Visualisation
14 15 (1.31%) Mathematics
15 14 (1.23%) Data Integration
15 14 (1.23%) Virtual Team
16 13 (1.14%) Client/Server
16 13 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
17 11 (0.96%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 305 (26.71%) Linux
2 242 (21.19%) Windows
3 122 (10.68%) Unix
4 48 (4.20%) Windows Server
5 47 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (3.85%) AIX
7 40 (3.50%) Windows XP
8 38 (3.33%) Windows 2000
9 30 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.84%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.05%) CentOS
12 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.79%) Fedora
14 8 (0.70%) Android
15 7 (0.61%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.53%) HPUX
16 6 (0.53%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.53%) Solaris
17 4 (0.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (34.33%) DevOps
3 231 (20.23%) Open Source
4 212 (18.56%) ITIL
5 180 (15.76%) Service Management
6 170 (14.89%) Scrum
7 163 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
8 159 (13.92%) Continuous Delivery
9 156 (13.66%) Microservices
10 142 (12.43%) TDD
11 127 (11.12%) Configuration Management
12 120 (10.51%) Change Management
12 120 (10.51%) High Availability
13 91 (7.97%) Data Management
13 91 (7.97%) PRINCE2
14 85 (7.44%) BDD
15 84 (7.36%) Kanban
16 82 (7.18%) Problem Management
17 72 (6.30%) ITSM
18 66 (5.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 272 (23.82%) Java
2 169 (14.80%) Python
3 133 (11.65%) JavaScript
4 104 (9.11%) SQL
5 84 (7.36%) PowerShell
5 84 (7.36%) Ruby
6 76 (6.65%) C#
7 59 (5.17%) Scala
8 57 (4.99%) Go
9 51 (4.47%) Perl
10 33 (2.89%) C++
11 26 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 25 (2.19%) PHP
13 21 (1.84%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.31%) C
15 9 (0.79%) Groovy
16 8 (0.70%) R
17 7 (0.61%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.35%) Jython
18 4 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 137 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 96 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 37 (3.24%) Degree
5 31 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
7 24 (2.10%) AWS Certification
8 21 (1.84%) MCSE
9 15 (1.31%) MCSA
10 14 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.96%) CISSP
12 8 (0.70%) PhD
13 7 (0.61%) CCNA
14 6 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.44%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.44%) GIAC
16 4 (0.35%) MCTS
16 4 (0.35%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.35%) PMP
16 4 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.94%) SLA
2 40 (3.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 33 (2.89%) QA
4 9 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.26%) COBIT
6 2 (0.18%) GCP
7 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.088%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.088%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.088%) SDET
System Software
1 173 (15.15%) Docker
2 106 (9.28%) Active Directory
3 79 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (2.80%) vSphere
5 25 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.66%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.49%) KVM
8 14 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.05%) vCloud
10 11 (0.96%) XenApp
11 10 (0.88%) Xen
12 6 (0.53%) HDFS
12 6 (0.53%) LXC
13 5 (0.44%) Ceph
14 4 (0.35%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.088%) Gluster
17 1 (0.088%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 147 (12.87%) Puppet
2 122 (10.68%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (9.28%) Ansible
4 36 (3.15%) Terraform
5 28 (2.45%) Salt
6 27 (2.36%) Kubernetes
7 21 (1.84%) SCOM
8 19 (1.66%) Mesos
9 12 (1.05%) Kibana
9 12 (1.05%) logstash
10 11 (0.96%) SCCM
11 10 (0.88%) rkt
12 8 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.61%) Grafana
14 5 (0.44%) Graphite
15 4 (0.35%) Ganglia
15 4 (0.35%) Nagios
15 4 (0.35%) PowerCLI
15 4 (0.35%) StatsD
16 3 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 266 (23.29%) Microsoft
2 145 (12.70%) VMware
3 90 (7.88%) Oracle
4 64 (5.60%) Red Hat
5 62 (5.43%) Splunk
6 57 (4.99%) Google
7 49 (4.29%) MuleSoft
8 45 (3.94%) AppDynamics
9 44 (3.85%) Cisco
10 40 (3.50%) New Relic
11 24 (2.10%) ServiceNow
12 23 (2.01%) IBM
13 20 (1.75%) Citrix
14 19 (1.66%) CA
14 19 (1.66%) Remedy
15 18 (1.58%) Perforce
16 14 (1.23%) SAP
17 13 (1.14%) Tableau
18 11 (0.96%) Dell
19 10 (0.88%) BMC
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