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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 294 490 547
Rank change year-on-year
+196 +57
Contract jobs citing PaaS 435 150 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.13% 5.22% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 91 57
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £623 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
4766 2875 1937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.57% 5.15% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3272 1817 1234
Median daily rate £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 103 35
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +145 349 £550 +22.22% 79
London +43 147 £550 +15.78% 32
South East +81 104 £550 +34.14% 19
City of London +56 36 £550 +4.76% 10
Kent +9 36 £650 +51.16%
East of England +26 32 £425 -5.55% 2
Hampshire - 26 £450 -
North West -7 21 £450 +2.27% 6
Cambridgeshire - 20 £413 - 1
Cambridge - 18 £413 - 1
Yorkshire +17 17 £500 -9.09% 8
Surrey +4 17 £550 - 4
Scotland 0 17 £575 +43.75% 5
Berkshire +12 13 £450 -25.00% 7
Hertfordshire +17 12 £600 +33.33% 1
Edinburgh 0 12 - - 2
West Yorkshire +21 11 £500 -9.09% 5
Leeds +4 11 £500 -9.09% 5
South West +6 10 £588 +30.55% 1
Reading +5 10 £450 - 5
Tonbridge - 10 £650 -
West Midlands -2 9 £413 +32.00% 7
Cheshire -9 9 £443 +0.56% 3
Bristol +13 8 £588 +23.68%
Staines -2 8 £600 -
Birmingham +6 7 £500 +60.00% 5
East Midlands +12 6 £550 -
Nottingham - 6 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £550 -
South Yorkshire -3 5 £500 - 2

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 439 (68.92%) IaaS
2 288 (45.21%) SaaS
3 276 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 216 (33.91%) Amazon AWS
5 214 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
6 207 (32.50%) DevOps
7 201 (31.55%) Linux
8 169 (26.53%) Java
9 165 (25.90%) Microsoft
10 143 (22.45%) VMware
11 140 (21.98%) Puppet
12 128 (20.09%) Ruby
13 121 (19.00%) Finance
14 118 (18.52%) Windows
15 116 (18.21%) Python
16 102 (16.01%) Data Centre
17 98 (15.38%) Docker
18 97 (15.23%) OpenStack
18 97 (15.23%) TDD
19 96 (15.07%) PowerShell
20 95 (14.91%) Opscode Chef
21 94 (14.76%) Continuous Integration
21 94 (14.76%) Configuration Management
22 91 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
23 79 (12.40%) Cloud Foundry
24 77 (12.09%) Software Engineering
25 74 (11.62%) Continuous Delivery
26 70 (10.99%) SQL Server
27 68 (10.68%) .NET
28 67 (10.52%) Migration

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 97 (15.23%) OpenStack
2 79 (12.40%) Cloud Foundry
3 37 (5.81%) JBoss
4 36 (5.65%) Confluence
5 31 (4.87%) SharePoint
6 28 (4.40%) Apache
7 24 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (3.30%) IIS
8 21 (3.30%) Tomcat
9 14 (2.20%) Node.js
10 8 (1.26%) nginx
10 8 (1.26%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.10%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.31%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 48 (7.54%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.98%) HipChat
3 2 (0.31%) MS Project
3 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.47%) Maximo
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.16%) RMDS
5 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 439 (68.92%) IaaS
2 288 (45.21%) SaaS
3 276 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 216 (33.91%) Amazon AWS
5 63 (9.89%) Heroku
6 45 (7.06%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (4.55%) Office 365
8 26 (4.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 11 (1.73%) OpenShift
10 10 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.63%) Route 53
13 3 (0.47%) Yammer
14 2 (0.31%) Boomi
14 2 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (8.48%) Firewall
2 38 (5.97%) LAN
2 38 (5.97%) SAN
2 38 (5.97%) WAN
3 28 (4.40%) VPN
4 21 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (2.98%) Network Security
6 15 (2.35%) DNS
7 13 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.88%) DMZ
8 12 (1.88%) MPLS
9 10 (1.57%) Internet
10 9 (1.41%) AMQP
11 8 (1.26%) NAS
12 7 (1.10%) BGP
12 7 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.10%) DHCP
12 7 (1.10%) HSRP
12 7 (1.10%) OSPF
13 6 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 53 (8.32%) MySQL
3 47 (7.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 34 (5.34%) Redis
5 22 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 21 (3.30%) Big Data
6 21 (3.30%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (1.57%) OLAP
8 10 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.94%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.94%) Neo4j
10 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.78%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 65 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 63 (9.89%) Git (software)
3 51 (8.01%) JIRA
4 33 (5.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 31 (4.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 29 (4.55%) Maven
7 27 (4.24%) TeamCity
8 20 (3.14%) MSBuild
9 18 (2.83%) Visual Studio
10 16 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (1.88%) Ant
12 12 (1.88%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.88%) Gradle
12 12 (1.88%) Selenium
13 11 (1.73%) JUnit
14 9 (1.41%) Subversion
15 7 (1.10%) Cucumber
15 7 (1.10%) MSI
16 6 (0.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 121 (19.00%) Finance
2 39 (6.12%) Banking
3 14 (2.20%) Legal
4 13 (2.04%) Marketing
5 11 (1.73%) Retail
5 11 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.94%) Billing
8 4 (0.63%) Games
9 3 (0.47%) Advertising
9 3 (0.47%) Automotive
9 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.47%) Publishing
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 211 (33.12%) Architect
2 91 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 89 (13.97%) Cloud Architect
4 86 (13.50%) Solutions Architect
5 67 (10.52%) Developer
6 66 (10.36%) Cloud Engineer
7 54 (8.48%) Consultant
8 51 (8.01%) Infrastructure Architect
9 38 (5.97%) Security Architect
10 32 (5.02%) Azure Architect
11 31 (4.87%) Software Engineer
12 29 (4.55%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 26 (4.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
13 26 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (3.77%) Java Engineer
14 24 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
14 24 (3.77%) Security Solutions Architect
15 23 (3.61%) Azure Engineer
16 22 (3.45%) Azure Consultant
16 22 (3.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.68%) .NET
2 66 (10.36%) Web Services
3 51 (8.01%) RabbitMQ
4 29 (4.55%) HTML
5 24 (3.77%) Middleware
6 22 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 20 (3.14%) LAMP
8 18 (2.83%) J2EE
9 17 (2.67%) JSON
10 16 (2.51%) CSS
10 16 (2.51%) HTML5
11 15 (2.35%) REST
12 14 (2.20%) RESTful
13 13 (2.04%) SOAP
14 12 (1.88%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.73%) .NET Framework
15 11 (1.73%) Spring
16 10 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
17 9 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (16.01%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.02%) Hybrid Cloud
3 31 (4.87%) Public Cloud
4 29 (4.55%) Private Cloud
5 27 (4.24%) User Experience
6 19 (2.98%) VCE vBlock
7 12 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.57%) NHS
9 10 (1.57%) Social Media
10 9 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.10%) CMDB
13 5 (0.78%) Replication
13 5 (0.78%) SCADA
14 4 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.63%) Grid Computing
15 3 (0.47%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 201 (31.55%) Linux
2 118 (18.52%) Windows
3 42 (6.59%) Unix
4 34 (5.34%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.98%) VMS
6 16 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.88%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.73%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.41%) Android
11 7 (1.10%) AIX
11 7 (1.10%) CentOS
12 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.47%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.31%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.31%) Solaris
15 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (32.50%) DevOps
3 97 (15.23%) TDD
4 94 (14.76%) Configuration Management
4 94 (14.76%) Continuous Integration
5 77 (12.09%) Software Engineering
6 74 (11.62%) Continuous Delivery
7 67 (10.52%) Migration
8 57 (8.95%) Open Source
9 54 (8.48%) TOGAF
10 40 (6.28%) BDD
11 38 (5.97%) ITIL
12 36 (5.65%) Scrum
12 36 (5.65%) Service Delivery
12 36 (5.65%) SOA
13 30 (4.71%) Automated Testing
14 28 (4.40%) CRM
15 26 (4.08%) High Availability
15 26 (4.08%) Microservices
15 26 (4.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 169 (26.53%) Java
2 128 (20.09%) Ruby
3 116 (18.21%) Python
4 96 (15.07%) PowerShell
5 57 (8.95%) Bash Shell
5 57 (8.95%) Go
6 54 (8.48%) SQL
7 43 (6.75%) Perl
8 41 (6.44%) JavaScript
9 38 (5.97%) C#
10 28 (4.40%) C++
11 16 (2.51%) Bourne shell
11 16 (2.51%) Korn
12 13 (2.04%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.26%) C
14 7 (1.10%) PHP
14 7 (1.10%) Tcl
15 5 (0.78%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (0.78%) Scala
16 3 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.14%) Degree
4 14 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (2.20%) VCAP
5 10 (1.57%) CCNP
6 9 (1.41%) CCNA
7 7 (1.10%) CISSP
7 7 (1.10%) ISEB
8 6 (0.94%) EMC Certification
8 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.78%) CISM
9 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.78%) MCSE
9 5 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.63%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.63%) MCSA
10 4 (0.63%) RHCA
10 4 (0.63%) RHCE
10 4 (0.63%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.04%) QA
2 12 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.31%) GxP
5 2 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 98 (15.38%) Docker
2 91 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (10.05%) vSphere
4 35 (5.49%) Active Directory
5 34 (5.34%) vCloud
6 31 (4.87%) Hyper-V
7 20 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (2.83%) XenApp
9 13 (2.04%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.73%) XenServer
11 9 (1.41%) Xen
12 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.10%) KVM
14 6 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.78%) NFS
16 4 (0.63%) Ceph
16 4 (0.63%) iptables
17 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 1 (0.16%) SRDF
18 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 140 (21.98%) Puppet
2 95 (14.91%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (10.52%) Ansible
4 35 (5.49%) Kubernetes
5 30 (4.71%) SCCM
6 24 (3.77%) SCOM
7 20 (3.14%) Mesos
8 13 (2.04%) Terraform
9 10 (1.57%) CFEngine
9 10 (1.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 10 (1.57%) Nagios
10 9 (1.41%) SCOrch
11 8 (1.26%) HP SiteScope
12 7 (1.10%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.94%) Windows Intune
14 5 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 5 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
15 4 (0.63%) HAProxy
15 4 (0.63%) vRealize
16 3 (0.47%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 165 (25.90%) Microsoft
2 143 (22.45%) VMware
3 43 (6.75%) Splunk
4 40 (6.28%) Oracle
5 35 (5.49%) Cisco
6 33 (5.18%) Atlassian
7 31 (4.87%) Citrix
8 25 (3.92%) HP
9 23 (3.61%) EMC
10 22 (3.45%) IBM
11 16 (2.51%) Red Hat
12 15 (2.35%) Rackspace
13 11 (1.73%) Google
14 10 (1.57%) Barracuda Networks
14 10 (1.57%) SAP
15 8 (1.26%) AppDynamics
16 7 (1.10%) New Relic
16 7 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (1.10%) SolarWinds
16 7 (1.10%) Sybase
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