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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 428 467 535
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +68
Contract jobs citing PaaS 200 145 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.24% 6.09% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 105 33
Average daily rate £475 £450 £565
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £580 £691
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £475 £580
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -18.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £100.00 - £29.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.86

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
3818 2379 1472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.42% 4.59% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2671 1548 953
Average daily rate £450 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 84 31
Average hourly rate £22.88 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.05 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 +45 189 £475 +5.55% 95
London +20 103 £500 +11.11% 49
South East +26 27 £588 +36.62% 26
North West -8 17 £375 -25.00% 3
City of London +41 16 £500 - 5
West Midlands - 15 £325 - 2
Birmingham - 13 £325 - 1
Manchester -6 12 £400 +14.28% 2
Yorkshire - 11 £588 - 1
Scotland +5 10 £425 - 1
Hampshire - 10 £625 - 1
Glasgow - 9 £375 - 1
Surrey -7 8 £473 -5.50% 6
West Yorkshire - 7 £588 - 1
Kent -2 6 £588 +36.62% 1
East of England -7 6 £463 -2.63% 4
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £419 -11.84% 2
North East - 4 - -
Merseyside - 4 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
Bradford - 4 £600 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Sheffield - 4 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £419 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £375 -
Staines +10 2 - -
Bristol 0 2 £355 -35.45% 2
South West -2 2 £355 -35.45% 3

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 253 (62.32%) IaaS
2 176 (43.35%) SaaS
3 130 (32.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 122 (30.05%) Amazon AWS
5 121 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (25.37%) Microsoft
7 102 (25.12%) Linux
8 88 (21.67%) Java
9 87 (21.43%) DevOps
10 82 (20.20%) Finance
11 78 (19.21%) VMware
12 76 (18.72%) Windows
13 65 (16.01%) Puppet
14 62 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 56 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (13.79%) TOGAF
16 53 (13.05%) Web Services
17 52 (12.81%) SOA
18 48 (11.82%) Data Centre
19 45 (11.08%) Unix
19 45 (11.08%) Git (software)
20 44 (10.84%) Open Source
21 43 (10.59%) SQL Server
22 42 (10.34%) Oracle
22 42 (10.34%) ITIL
22 42 (10.34%) JBoss
22 42 (10.34%) Security Cleared
23 41 (10.10%) SC Cleared
23 41 (10.10%) MySQL
23 41 (10.10%) Opscode Chef

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 42 (10.34%) JBoss
2 32 (7.88%) Apache
3 27 (6.65%) Confluence
4 25 (6.16%) SharePoint
5 24 (5.91%) OpenStack
6 22 (5.42%) Cloud Foundry
7 20 (4.93%) Tomcat
8 18 (4.43%) IIS
8 18 (4.43%) Node.js
9 12 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (2.22%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.97%) Skype for Business
12 6 (1.48%) nginx
13 5 (1.23%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.74%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.74%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (4.68%) HipChat
1 19 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.23%) MS Office
2 5 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Maximo
1 6 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.25%) RMDS
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 253 (62.32%) IaaS
2 176 (43.35%) SaaS
3 130 (32.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 122 (30.05%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (5.91%) Office 365
6 20 (4.93%) Heroku
7 17 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.72%) GitHub
10 5 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.23%) Google App Engine
10 5 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.74%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.74%) IBM PureFlex
12 3 (0.74%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.49%) Route 53
13 2 (0.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.90%) Firewall
2 20 (4.93%) Internet
3 19 (4.68%) SAN
4 18 (4.43%) LAN
4 18 (4.43%) WAN
5 12 (2.96%) Network Security
5 12 (2.96%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.46%) HTTP
7 9 (2.22%) Extranet
8 8 (1.97%) VPN
9 7 (1.72%) DNS
9 7 (1.72%) FTP
10 6 (1.48%) VoIP
10 6 (1.48%) Wireless
11 5 (1.23%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.23%) LDAP
11 5 (1.23%) NAS
11 5 (1.23%) VLAN
12 4 (0.99%) MPLS
12 4 (0.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.10%) MySQL
3 17 (4.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (3.94%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.69%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.96%) Redis
8 11 (2.71%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.97%) GIS
10 7 (1.72%) Big Data
10 7 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.72%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.48%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.99%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.74%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (11.08%) Git (software)
2 38 (9.36%) JIRA
3 27 (6.65%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.68%) Subversion
5 18 (4.43%) Maven
6 16 (3.94%) Selenium
7 15 (3.69%) Visual Studio
8 14 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (2.46%) JUnit
9 10 (2.46%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.72%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.48%) NUnit
12 5 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.23%) MSI
13 4 (0.99%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.74%) Mercurial
14 3 (0.74%) Moq
14 3 (0.74%) Vagrant
15 2 (0.49%) FishEye
15 2 (0.49%) NSubstitute
General
1 82 (20.20%) Finance
2 28 (6.90%) Banking
3 16 (3.94%) Marketing
4 13 (3.20%) Retail
5 10 (2.46%) Billing
6 7 (1.72%) Games
6 7 (1.72%) Legal
7 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.99%) Publishing
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (32.27%) Architect
2 63 (15.52%) Developer
3 61 (15.02%) Solutions Architect
4 47 (11.58%) Consultant
5 27 (6.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 27 (6.65%) Enterprise Architect
6 21 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
6 21 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (4.68%) Technical Architect
8 17 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
8 17 (4.19%) Security Engineer
9 15 (3.69%) Azure Architect
9 15 (3.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 15 (3.69%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (3.45%) .NET Developer
10 14 (3.45%) Java Developer
11 12 (2.96%) Cloud Architect
12 11 (2.71%) Analyst
12 11 (2.71%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.46%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.05%) Web Services
2 36 (8.87%) .NET
3 29 (7.14%) HTML
4 28 (6.90%) CSS
5 23 (5.67%) AngularJS
6 21 (5.17%) Middleware
7 20 (4.93%) J2EE
7 20 (4.93%) LAMP
8 18 (4.43%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (4.19%) ASP.NET
10 16 (3.94%) jQuery
10 16 (3.94%) REST
10 16 (3.94%) SOAP
11 15 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (3.20%) XML
13 11 (2.71%) Apache Camel
13 11 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (2.71%) JSON
14 10 (2.46%) HTML5
14 10 (2.46%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.39%) Private Cloud
3 19 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.68%) Public Cloud
4 17 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.69%) Social Media
6 14 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (2.96%) User Experience
8 11 (2.71%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.22%) CESG
9 9 (2.22%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.97%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.72%) Cryptography
12 6 (1.48%) CMDB
12 6 (1.48%) Data Integration
12 6 (1.48%) PMI
13 5 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (1.23%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.99%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 102 (25.12%) Linux
2 76 (18.72%) Windows
3 45 (11.08%) Unix
4 18 (4.43%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.96%) Android
7 5 (1.23%) Solaris
7 5 (1.23%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.99%) CentOS
9 3 (0.74%) HPUX
9 3 (0.74%) VMS
9 3 (0.74%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.49%) Debian
10 2 (0.49%) Fedora
11 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (21.43%) DevOps
3 56 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
3 56 (13.79%) TOGAF
4 52 (12.81%) SOA
5 44 (10.84%) Open Source
6 42 (10.34%) ITIL
7 36 (8.87%) Configuration Management
8 35 (8.62%) Migration
9 29 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 29 (7.14%) TDD
10 27 (6.65%) Project Management
11 26 (6.40%) Change Management
11 26 (6.40%) Continuous Delivery
11 26 (6.40%) Enterprise Architecture
11 26 (6.40%) Process Improvement
12 25 (6.16%) Service Delivery
13 24 (5.91%) Information Security
13 24 (5.91%) Scrum
14 23 (5.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 88 (21.67%) Java
2 37 (9.11%) JavaScript
2 37 (9.11%) Python
3 33 (8.13%) SQL
4 32 (7.88%) C#
5 25 (6.16%) Ruby
6 17 (4.19%) Go
7 16 (3.94%) Bash Shell
8 13 (3.20%) Perl
9 10 (2.46%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.72%) PHP
11 6 (1.48%) Scala
12 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.99%) XAML
13 3 (0.74%) C
13 3 (0.74%) C++
13 3 (0.74%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.49%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.25%) ES6
Qualifications
1 42 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.13%) CISSP
4 23 (5.67%) CISM
5 18 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (3.94%) Degree
7 14 (3.45%) CCNA
8 10 (2.46%) CCSA
8 10 (2.46%) JNCIA
9 9 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (1.97%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.48%) CISA
11 6 (1.48%) CRISC
11 6 (1.48%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.23%) CCNP
13 3 (0.74%) APMG
13 3 (0.74%) GCED
13 3 (0.74%) GIAC
13 3 (0.74%) ISEB
13 3 (0.74%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.94%) QA
3 7 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.48%) COBIT
4 6 (1.48%) COSO
5 5 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.74%) ISO27002
6 3 (0.74%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.25%) SEPA
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (7.14%) Docker
3 22 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.69%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (3.69%) XenApp
5 14 (3.45%) vSphere
6 11 (2.71%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (1.72%) Xen
8 6 (1.48%) KVM
8 6 (1.48%) XenServer
9 5 (1.23%) vCloud
10 4 (0.99%) NFS
11 3 (0.74%) Ceph
11 3 (0.74%) iptables
12 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 65 (16.01%) Puppet
2 41 (10.10%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (5.42%) Ansible
4 17 (4.19%) SCCM
5 11 (2.71%) Kubernetes
6 10 (2.46%) CFEngine
7 9 (2.22%) Nagios
7 9 (2.22%) SCOM
8 7 (1.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 6 (1.48%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (1.23%) Mesos
11 4 (0.99%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.99%) logstash
11 4 (0.99%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.99%) Windows Intune
12 3 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.74%) Salt
12 3 (0.74%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.74%) Terraform
12 3 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 103 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 78 (19.21%) VMware
3 42 (10.34%) Oracle
4 27 (6.65%) Citrix
5 23 (5.67%) Rackspace
6 22 (5.42%) HP
7 21 (5.17%) Atlassian
8 20 (4.93%) IBM
9 18 (4.43%) Cisco
9 18 (4.43%) Google
9 18 (4.43%) SAP
10 14 (3.45%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (2.46%) ServiceNow
12 9 (2.22%) Splunk
13 7 (1.72%) NetApp
13 7 (1.72%) Sybase
14 6 (1.48%) EMC
14 6 (1.48%) ESRI
14 6 (1.48%) Sage
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