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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 252 505 471
Rank change year-on-year
+253 -34
Contract jobs citing PaaS 532 158 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.98% 4.53% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 106 118
Median daily rate £508 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £346 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £435 £475
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.25 - -
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
5923 3488 2448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.86% 5.97% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4137 2308 1563
Median daily rate £465 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 55 54
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.27 £39.70 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +32.35%

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 24 August 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 August 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 +248 494 £514 +8.15% 70
London +159 241 £525 -4.54% 40
South East +104 128 £450 +27.65% 10
Oxfordshire +38 47 £400 +23.07%
Oxford +25 41 £400 +23.07%
Yorkshire +35 37 £550 +15.78% 1
Hampshire - 34 £540 - 1
West Yorkshire +38 31 £550 +15.78% 1
North West +37 31 £425 -5.55% 7
Leeds +31 29 £550 +15.78% 1
Wales +41 26 £500 -9.09% 4
City of London +48 25 £575 +4.54% 8
West Midlands -13 24 £500 +16.27% 2
Surrey +25 21 £445 - 4
Berkshire +20 21 £450 -10.00% 4
Manchester -2 15 £444 -0.28% 5
South Wales - 15 £463 - 4
South West +24 14 £500 - 4
Fareham - 14 £575 - 1
Cheshire +17 12 £400 -15.78%
Warrington +19 10 £400 -15.78%
Wiltshire - 9 £500 -
Newport - 9 £475 - 1
Scotland +11 8 £450 -6.25% 2
Reading +18 7 £406 -18.75% 1
Tyne and Wear -21 7 £525 +10.52%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 7 £525 +10.52%
North East -22 7 £525 +10.52%
Shropshire - 7 - -
Warwickshire - 7 £500 -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 618 (62.49%) IaaS
2 409 (41.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 384 (38.83%) SaaS
4 349 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
5 347 (35.09%) DevOps
6 338 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
7 284 (28.72%) Linux
8 231 (23.36%) Java
9 210 (21.23%) Microsoft
10 205 (20.73%) Puppet
11 200 (20.22%) Python
12 190 (19.21%) Windows
13 184 (18.60%) Docker
14 172 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
15 145 (14.66%) Ruby
16 143 (14.46%) Open Source
17 142 (14.36%) Ansible
17 142 (14.36%) Finance
18 141 (14.26%) VMware
19 140 (14.16%) PowerShell
20 138 (13.95%) OpenStack
21 132 (13.35%) Git (software)
22 130 (13.14%) Cloud Foundry
23 128 (12.94%) Configuration Management
24 122 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
24 122 (12.34%) Continuous Delivery
25 121 (12.23%) Jenkins
26 119 (12.03%) TDD
27 117 (11.83%) Data Centre
28 114 (11.53%) JavaScript

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
1 138 (13.95%) OpenStack
2 130 (13.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 40 (4.04%) SharePoint
4 36 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (3.44%) Confluence
6 28 (2.83%) Apache
6 28 (2.83%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.92%) IIS
8 16 (1.62%) Apache Spark
9 13 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.21%) nginx
11 11 (1.11%) JBoss
11 11 (1.11%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.71%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.51%) GemFire
14 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.40%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 86 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.61%) MS Office
3 5 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.10%) Magento
6 1 (0.10%) Maximo
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 618 (62.49%) IaaS
2 409 (41.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 384 (38.83%) SaaS
4 349 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
5 75 (7.58%) Cloud Computing
6 67 (6.77%) Heroku
7 60 (6.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 49 (4.95%) Office 365
9 43 (4.35%) OpenShift
10 36 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
11 30 (3.03%) GitHub
12 23 (2.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 15 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (1.42%) CloudBees
15 8 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.61%) Yammer
17 4 (0.40%) Bluemix
17 4 (0.40%) Google App Engine
17 4 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (7.48%) Firewall
2 50 (5.06%) LAN
2 50 (5.06%) WAN
3 44 (4.45%) Network Security
4 43 (4.35%) DNS
5 29 (2.93%) VPN
6 24 (2.43%) SAN
7 22 (2.22%) SSL
8 21 (2.12%) DHCP
9 18 (1.82%) MPLS
10 16 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (1.52%) HTTP
11 15 (1.52%) LDAP
12 14 (1.42%) VLAN
13 13 (1.31%) AMQP
14 11 (1.11%) TCP/IP
15 9 (0.91%) DMZ
15 9 (0.91%) Internet
16 8 (0.81%) BGP
17 6 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.16%) MongoDB
3 45 (4.55%) MySQL
4 40 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (3.54%) Hadoop
6 34 (3.44%) Redis
7 33 (3.34%) Big Data
7 33 (3.34%) NoSQL
8 25 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 22 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.62%) Relational Database
12 11 (1.11%) OLAP
12 11 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.71%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.51%) DocumentDB
14 5 (0.51%) HBase
15 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 132 (13.35%) Git (software)
2 121 (12.23%) Jenkins
3 57 (5.76%) TeamCity
4 53 (5.36%) JIRA
5 37 (3.74%) Gradle
6 36 (3.64%) MSBuild
7 31 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 29 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 25 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (2.33%) Subversion
11 22 (2.22%) Visual Studio
12 21 (2.12%) Maven
12 21 (2.12%) SonarQube
13 19 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
13 19 (1.92%) Vagrant
14 15 (1.52%) Ant
15 13 (1.31%) JUnit
15 13 (1.31%) NUnit
15 13 (1.31%) SpecFlow
16 12 (1.21%) Mercurial
General
1 142 (14.36%) Finance
2 57 (5.76%) Banking
3 26 (2.63%) Retail
4 20 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.72%) Legal
7 10 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.01%) Marketing
8 7 (0.71%) Automotive
8 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.61%) Advertising
10 4 (0.40%) Publishing
10 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.30%) Back Office
11 3 (0.30%) Electronics
11 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Law
13 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 341 (34.48%) Architect
2 163 (16.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 133 (13.45%) Cloud Architect
4 106 (10.72%) Developer
5 103 (10.41%) Solutions Architect
6 83 (8.39%) Cloud Engineer
7 69 (6.98%) Security Architect
8 65 (6.57%) Azure Architect
9 64 (6.47%) Infrastructure Architect
10 59 (5.97%) Consultant
11 56 (5.66%) Senior DevOps
12 54 (5.46%) Technical Architect
13 49 (4.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 44 (4.45%) AWS Architect
15 43 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
16 41 (4.15%) AWS DevOps
17 37 (3.74%) Azure Consultant
18 36 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
19 33 (3.34%) Cloud Solutions Architect
20 32 (3.24%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (8.49%) .NET
2 78 (7.89%) HTML
3 76 (7.68%) Web Services
4 58 (5.86%) HTML5
5 56 (5.66%) REST
6 55 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
7 50 (5.06%) JSON
8 47 (4.75%) CSS
9 43 (4.35%) Spring
10 42 (4.25%) AngularJS
10 42 (4.25%) Middleware
11 29 (2.93%) RESTful
12 27 (2.73%) Node.js
13 26 (2.63%) CSS3
14 25 (2.53%) SOAP
15 23 (2.33%) Spring Boot
16 21 (2.12%) XML
17 18 (1.82%) React
18 15 (1.52%) XSLT
19 13 (1.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 117 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 74 (7.48%) Public Cloud
3 49 (4.95%) Private Cloud
4 46 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 34 (3.44%) User Experience
6 33 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
7 22 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.72%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.72%) VCE vBlock
10 17 (1.72%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.42%) Cloud Native
11 14 (1.42%) Replication
12 11 (1.11%) NHS
13 9 (0.91%) PKI
14 8 (0.81%) Clustering
14 8 (0.81%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 284 (28.72%) Linux
2 190 (19.21%) Windows
3 71 (7.18%) Unix
4 59 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 47 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (2.83%) CentOS
6 28 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.12%) Ubuntu
9 20 (2.02%) VMS
10 19 (1.92%) Fedora
11 17 (1.72%) Windows 10
12 15 (1.52%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.81%) Android
13 8 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.71%) AIX
15 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.51%) Solaris
17 3 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.20%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (35.09%) DevOps
2 338 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (14.46%) Open Source
4 128 (12.94%) Configuration Management
5 122 (12.34%) Continuous Delivery
5 122 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
6 119 (12.03%) TDD
7 97 (9.81%) Microservices
8 94 (9.50%) Software Engineering
9 87 (8.80%) ITIL
10 85 (8.59%) Scrum
11 81 (8.19%) Migration
12 80 (8.09%) Service Management
13 78 (7.89%) High Availability
14 53 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 53 (5.36%) TOGAF
15 51 (5.16%) BDD
15 51 (5.16%) PRINCE2
16 49 (4.95%) Kanban
17 47 (4.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 231 (23.36%) Java
2 200 (20.22%) Python
3 145 (14.66%) Ruby
4 140 (14.16%) PowerShell
5 114 (11.53%) JavaScript
6 104 (10.52%) SQL
7 67 (6.77%) C++
8 65 (6.57%) Go
8 65 (6.57%) Perl
9 53 (5.36%) Bash Shell
10 37 (3.74%) C#
10 37 (3.74%) Scala
11 18 (1.82%) Bourne shell
12 16 (1.62%) Korn
13 15 (1.52%) PHP
14 14 (1.42%) C
14 14 (1.42%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.71%) Groovy
16 5 (0.51%) Tcl
17 4 (0.40%) Jython
Qualifications
1 83 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 50 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.13%) Degree
4 27 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (2.12%) CISSP
5 21 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.62%) VCAP
8 13 (1.31%) CCNP
8 13 (1.31%) MCSE
9 11 (1.11%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.91%) CCNA
11 7 (0.71%) GIAC
11 7 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.40%) CISMP
13 4 (0.40%) ISSAP
13 4 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.40%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 21 (2.12%) QA
3 15 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.81%) SLA
5 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.20%) COBIT
6 2 (0.20%) GCP
6 2 (0.20%) GxP
6 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) SDET
System Software
1 184 (18.60%) Docker
2 80 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 80 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (4.75%) vSphere
4 40 (4.04%) vCloud
5 25 (2.53%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.31%) XenApp
7 12 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.91%) KVM
10 8 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.81%) Xen
11 6 (0.61%) Ceph
11 6 (0.61%) LXC
12 5 (0.51%) NFS
12 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.51%) XenServer
13 4 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 205 (20.73%) Puppet
2 172 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
3 142 (14.36%) Ansible
4 50 (5.06%) Kubernetes
5 38 (3.84%) Mesos
6 29 (2.93%) SCOM
7 25 (2.53%) SCCM
8 24 (2.43%) Salt
8 24 (2.43%) Terraform
9 9 (0.91%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (0.81%) logstash
10 8 (0.81%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.61%) vRealize
12 5 (0.51%) CFEngine
12 5 (0.51%) Kibana
13 4 (0.40%) Ganglia
13 4 (0.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.40%) StatsD
Vendors
1 210 (21.23%) Microsoft
2 141 (14.26%) VMware
3 68 (6.88%) Splunk
4 58 (5.86%) Cisco
4 58 (5.86%) Red Hat
5 47 (4.75%) Google
6 41 (4.15%) Oracle
7 29 (2.93%) AppDynamics
7 29 (2.93%) Citrix
8 28 (2.83%) New Relic
9 25 (2.53%) EMC
10 23 (2.33%) IBM
11 21 (2.12%) MuleSoft
12 14 (1.42%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.31%) HP
13 13 (1.31%) Perforce
14 12 (1.21%) Dynatrace
15 11 (1.11%) Barracuda Networks
16 10 (1.01%) ServiceNow
17 9 (0.91%) Rackspace
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day + possible extensions
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + NEGIOTIABLE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £550.00 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
RP International
Rate: Excellent Terms
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day for 6 Months rolling
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago