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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 459 525 565
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +40
Contract jobs citing PaaS 155 49 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.093% 0.050%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.21% 3.90% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 33 23
Average daily rate
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£488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £311 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £423 £448
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -5.53%
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
1889 1255 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.39% 2.38% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 865 462
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £125 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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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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 +88 151 £488 +5.40% 23
London +69 95 £488 +2.63% 10
South East +12 26 £528 +27.07% 9
City of London +32 14 £475 +52.00% 1
North West - 14 £413 - 1
Berkshire +12 10 £475 +14.32%
Reading +17 8 £475 -
South West - 8 £495 - 3
East Midlands - 7 £425 -
Uxbridge - 6 £488 -
Lancashire - 5 £403 -
Surrey - 5 £550 - 2
East of England -28 3 £350 -39.13%
Wales - 3 £500 - 1
West Wales - 3 £500 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
Swansea - 3 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £299 -
Manchester - 2 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire -14 1 £475 +7.95%
Northampton - 1 £475 -
Slough - 1 £700 -
Burnley - 1 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (44.98%) SaaS
2 115 (42.75%) IaaS
3 74 (27.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (22.68%) Microsoft
5 60 (22.30%) Linux
5 60 (22.30%) DevOps
6 58 (21.56%) .NET
7 56 (20.82%) Puppet
8 55 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (17.47%) SQL
9 47 (17.47%) Open Source
10 44 (16.36%) MVC
11 42 (15.61%) Configuration Management
12 40 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (14.50%) Web Services
14 38 (14.13%) HTTP
15 36 (13.38%) TOGAF
15 36 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
16 34 (12.64%) Security Cleared
16 34 (12.64%) C#
16 34 (12.64%) Java
16 34 (12.64%) Windows
17 32 (11.90%) Azure SQL Database
18 29 (10.78%) Opscode Chef
18 29 (10.78%) MS Excel
18 29 (10.78%) SQL Server
18 29 (10.78%) SOA
19 28 (10.41%) Oracle
19 28 (10.41%) Firewall
19 28 (10.41%) Amazon EC2

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 14 (5.20%) OpenStack
2 12 (4.46%) IIS
3 8 (2.97%) WordPress
3 8 (2.97%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.86%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.86%) Apache
4 5 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.12%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.12%) Lync
7 2 (0.74%) Jetty
7 2 (0.74%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.74%) nginx
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.37%) Documentum
8 1 (0.37%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 29 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.49%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.37%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 121 (44.98%) SaaS
2 115 (42.75%) IaaS
3 74 (27.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (10.41%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (7.43%) Amazon S3
6 20 (7.43%) Amazon ELB
6 20 (7.43%) Route 53
7 12 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.60%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.49%) Office 365
9 4 (1.49%) Force.com
9 4 (1.49%) Heroku
10 2 (0.74%) GitHub
11 1 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.37%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (14.13%) HTTP
2 28 (10.41%) Firewall
3 23 (8.55%) DNS
4 20 (7.43%) SSL
5 15 (5.58%) DHCP
6 14 (5.20%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.35%) Internet
8 8 (2.97%) VPN
9 7 (2.60%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (2.23%) SNMP
11 5 (1.86%) LDAP
11 5 (1.86%) WAN
11 5 (1.86%) SAN
12 4 (1.49%) MPLS
13 3 (1.12%) LAN
13 3 (1.12%) PBX
13 3 (1.12%) Network Security
13 3 (1.12%) VLAN
13 3 (1.12%) VPLS
14 2 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.90%) Azure SQL Database
2 29 (10.78%) SQL Server
3 24 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (7.06%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.09%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.35%) Big Data
7 6 (2.23%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.49%) MySQL
9 4 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.74%) DB2
12 1 (0.37%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.37%) ReportNet
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 27 (10.04%) Jenkins
2 24 (8.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (7.81%) Maven
4 20 (7.43%) Hudson
5 15 (5.58%) RSpec
6 11 (4.09%) Visual Studio
7 8 (2.97%) NUnit
8 7 (2.60%) MSTest
9 6 (2.23%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.86%) Bugzilla
10 5 (1.86%) JIRA
11 4 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.49%) Gradle
12 3 (1.12%) QUnit
12 3 (1.12%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.12%) Selenium
12 3 (1.12%) JSUnit
12 3 (1.12%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 25 (9.29%) Finance
2 9 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.86%) Advertising
4 4 (1.49%) Retail
4 4 (1.49%) Billing
5 3 (1.12%) Legal
5 3 (1.12%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.12%) Back Office
6 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Games
6 2 (0.74%) Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 97 (36.06%) Architect
2 50 (18.59%) Developer
3 45 (16.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (13.01%) Cloud Architect
5 33 (12.27%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (8.18%) Senior Developer
7 21 (7.81%) .NET Developer
8 18 (6.69%) Enterprise Architect
9 16 (5.95%) Senior .NET Developer
10 15 (5.58%) C# Developer
11 13 (4.83%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (4.09%) Lead Architect
13 10 (3.72%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.72%) Consultant
14 9 (3.35%) Service Manager
14 9 (3.35%) Transition Manager
14 9 (3.35%) Service Transition Manager
15 8 (2.97%) Applications Manager
15 8 (2.97%) Applications Support Manager
15 8 (2.97%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (21.56%) .NET
2 39 (14.50%) Web Services
3 25 (9.29%) WCF
4 21 (7.81%) ASP.NET
4 21 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (7.43%) .NET Framework
6 19 (7.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 19 (7.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 18 (6.69%) Middleware
8 15 (5.58%) HTML
8 15 (5.58%) REST
9 13 (4.83%) XML
10 12 (4.46%) JSON
11 8 (2.97%) CSS
12 7 (2.60%) XSD
12 7 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.86%) XSL
13 5 (1.86%) J2EE
13 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 5 (1.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (17.47%) Open Source
2 9 (3.35%) Clustering
3 8 (2.97%) Client/Server
3 8 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (1.49%) PKI
5 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.74%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.74%) Physics
6 2 (0.74%) Social Network
6 2 (0.74%) RMADS
6 2 (0.74%) DataPower
6 2 (0.74%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.37%) CMDB
7 1 (0.37%) Firmware
7 1 (0.37%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.30%) Linux
2 34 (12.64%) Windows
3 20 (7.43%) CentOS
4 6 (2.23%) Android
5 5 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.49%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.12%) UNIX
8 2 (0.74%) VMS
8 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.30%) DevOps
2 55 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (16.36%) MVC
4 42 (15.61%) Configuration Management
5 40 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (13.38%) TOGAF
7 29 (10.78%) SOA
8 27 (10.04%) TDD
9 22 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (7.81%) Scrum
11 19 (7.06%) Workflow
11 19 (7.06%) Project Management
11 19 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
12 17 (6.32%) Multithreading
13 16 (5.95%) OO
14 15 (5.58%) Service Delivery
14 15 (5.58%) Migration
14 15 (5.58%) Load Balancing
15 12 (4.46%) Change Management
15 12 (4.46%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.47%) SQL
2 34 (12.64%) C#
2 34 (12.64%) Java
3 26 (9.67%) Ruby
4 19 (7.06%) PL/SQL
5 10 (3.72%) Python
5 10 (3.72%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.35%) PHP
7 6 (2.23%) Perl
8 5 (1.86%) C++
8 5 (1.86%) Scala
9 4 (1.49%) C
10 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.74%) Erlang
10 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.74%) VBScript
10 2 (0.74%) VC++
11 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.60%) Degree
4 4 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.12%) CISSP
6 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.37%) RHCE
7 1 (0.37%) PMP
7 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.37%) CEH
7 1 (0.37%) APMP
7 1 (0.37%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.18%) QA
2 5 (1.86%) SLA
3 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.23%) vSphere
3 6 (2.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.74%) XenApp
4 2 (0.74%) Docker
4 2 (0.74%) Xen
5 1 (0.37%) NFS
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.37%) vCloud
5 1 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 56 (20.82%) Puppet
2 29 (10.78%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (8.92%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.12%) Nagios
4 3 (1.12%) SCCM
5 2 (0.74%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.74%) logstash
6 1 (0.37%) Opsview
6 1 (0.37%) StatsD
6 1 (0.37%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 61 (22.68%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.41%) Oracle
3 24 (8.92%) Red Hat
3 24 (8.92%) VMware
4 18 (6.69%) RightScale
5 17 (6.32%) HP
6 10 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.35%) Google
8 8 (2.97%) Cisco
9 7 (2.60%) IBM
9 7 (2.60%) Citrix
10 5 (1.86%) SAP
11 4 (1.49%) NetApp
11 4 (1.49%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.12%) EMC
13 2 (0.74%) Intel
13 2 (0.74%) Dell
13 2 (0.74%) Software AG
13 2 (0.74%) BMC
13 2 (0.74%) Cognizant
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