The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 432 529 560
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +31
Contract jobs citing PaaS 157 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.067% 0.050%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.59% 2.92% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 26 24
Average daily rate
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£500 £481 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £606 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £483 £452
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1828 1163 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.35% 2.27% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 784 431
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 £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.47% +151.85%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +76 140 £488 +2.63% 31
London +83 94 £488 +1.29% 12
South East +10 24 £528 +27.07% 8
City of London +31 20 £475 +52.00% 5
Wales - 13 £550 - 2
North West - 12 £403 - 6
South Wales - 9 £575 -
Newport - 9 £575 -
Uxbridge - 8 £488 -
Surrey - 7 £550 - 3
Berkshire +3 5 £475 +14.32% 3
Kent - 5 £700 -
Lancashire - 5 £403 -
South West - 5 £495 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £406 -
Reading +9 3 £475 - 3
East of England -19 3 £350 -39.13% 3
Scotland - 2 £418 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 -
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -3 1 £475 +7.95% 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Dorset - 1 £500 -
Northampton - 1 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £313 -
Slough - 1 £700 -
Manchester - 1 £425 - 4
Burnley - 1 £475 -
Cambridge - - - -
Chepstow - - - -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 120 (50.00%) SaaS
2 112 (46.67%) IaaS
3 57 (23.75%) Linux
4 56 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 53 (22.08%) DevOps
6 52 (21.67%) Puppet
7 50 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 47 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (17.50%) .NET
10 39 (16.25%) HTTP
10 39 (16.25%) Open Source
11 37 (15.42%) Web Services
12 35 (14.58%) Configuration Management
12 35 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
13 34 (14.17%) SQL
13 34 (14.17%) TOGAF
14 33 (13.75%) Windows
14 33 (13.75%) Security Cleared
15 31 (12.92%) SOA
15 31 (12.92%) C#
15 31 (12.92%) Java
16 29 (12.08%) TDD
17 28 (11.67%) MVC
18 27 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
18 27 (11.25%) Amazon EC2
19 26 (10.83%) Firewall
20 24 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
21 23 (9.58%) Azure SQL Database
21 23 (9.58%) Ruby
22 22 (9.17%) QA

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 11 (4.58%) IIS
3 8 (3.33%) WordPress
4 7 (2.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.08%) Apache
6 4 (1.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.25%) Lync
7 3 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.83%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.83%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.83%) Node.js
9 1 (0.42%) nginx
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.42%) Jetty
9 1 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.42%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.42%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 120 (50.00%) SaaS
2 112 (46.67%) IaaS
3 56 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (11.25%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (7.08%) Amazon S3
6 17 (7.08%) Amazon ELB
6 17 (7.08%) Route 53
7 16 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.50%) OpenShift
9 5 (2.08%) Heroku
10 4 (1.67%) Office 365
10 4 (1.67%) Force.com
11 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.42%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.25%) HTTP
2 26 (10.83%) Firewall
3 21 (8.75%) SSL
4 19 (7.92%) DNS
5 15 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.42%) DHCP
7 9 (3.75%) VPN
8 8 (3.33%) Internet
9 7 (2.92%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (2.50%) SNMP
11 5 (2.08%) Network Security
11 5 (2.08%) SAN
11 5 (2.08%) WAN
12 4 (1.67%) LDAP
12 4 (1.67%) MPLS
12 4 (1.67%) VLAN
13 3 (1.25%) VPLS
13 3 (1.25%) LAN
13 3 (1.25%) PBX
14 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.58%) Azure SQL Database
2 19 (7.92%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 14 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.50%) Big Data
6 6 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.67%) MySQL
8 4 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.83%) DB2
9 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.42%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 22 (9.17%) Jenkins
2 17 (7.08%) Hudson
3 14 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (5.83%) Maven
4 12 (5.00%) RSpec
5 8 (3.33%) NUnit
6 5 (2.08%) JIRA
6 5 (2.08%) Bugzilla
6 5 (2.08%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.25%) MSTest
7 3 (1.25%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.25%) JSUnit
7 3 (1.25%) Selenium
7 3 (1.25%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.25%) QUnit
7 3 (1.25%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.83%) Gradle
9 1 (0.42%) Mocha
9 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (7.08%) Finance
2 9 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.08%) Advertising
4 4 (1.67%) Billing
5 3 (1.25%) Retail
5 3 (1.25%) Back Office
5 3 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.25%) Legal
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Games
6 2 (0.83%) Marketing
6 2 (0.83%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (39.17%) Architect
2 37 (15.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (15.00%) Developer
4 35 (14.58%) Cloud Architect
5 29 (12.08%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 14 (5.83%) Enterprise Architect
8 13 (5.42%) Senior Developer
9 12 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (4.58%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.17%) Consultant
12 9 (3.75%) Service Transition Manager
12 9 (3.75%) Service Manager
12 9 (3.75%) Transition Manager
12 9 (3.75%) Lead Architect
13 8 (3.33%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.33%) Applications Manager
13 8 (3.33%) Applications Support Manager
13 8 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
13 8 (3.33%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.50%) .NET
2 37 (15.42%) Web Services
3 19 (7.92%) ASP.NET
3 19 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (7.08%) Middleware
5 15 (6.25%) WCF
6 14 (5.83%) XML
7 13 (5.42%) HTML
7 13 (5.42%) REST
8 12 (5.00%) JSON
9 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 9 (3.75%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (2.92%) XSD
12 6 (2.50%) CSS
13 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 5 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (2.08%) XSL
14 4 (1.67%) SOAP
14 4 (1.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.25%) Open Source
2 7 (2.92%) Clustering
3 6 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.67%) PKI
6 3 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.83%) Physics
7 2 (0.83%) Social Network
7 2 (0.83%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.83%) RMADS
7 2 (0.83%) DataPower
8 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.42%) CMDB
8 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.42%) NGOSS
8 1 (0.42%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 57 (23.75%) Linux
2 33 (13.75%) Windows
3 17 (7.08%) CentOS
4 7 (2.92%) Android
5 5 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.67%) UNIX
6 4 (1.67%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.08%) DevOps
2 47 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (14.58%) Configuration Management
4 34 (14.17%) TOGAF
5 31 (12.92%) SOA
6 29 (12.08%) TDD
7 28 (11.67%) MVC
8 27 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (7.50%) Multithreading
10 18 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
11 17 (7.08%) Load Balancing
11 17 (7.08%) Project Management
12 16 (6.67%) Workflow
13 15 (6.25%) Migration
13 15 (6.25%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.83%) OO
14 14 (5.83%) Scrum
15 13 (5.42%) GAP Analysis
16 12 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.17%) SQL
2 31 (12.92%) C#
2 31 (12.92%) Java
3 23 (9.58%) Ruby
4 11 (4.58%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.58%) Python
5 10 (4.17%) PHP
6 9 (3.75%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.92%) Perl
8 5 (2.08%) Scala
9 4 (1.67%) C
10 3 (1.25%) C++
11 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.83%) VBScript
11 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.83%) Erlang
12 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.50%) Degree
4 3 (1.25%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.25%) CISSP
5 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.42%) APMP
6 1 (0.42%) VCAP
6 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.42%) CEH
6 1 (0.42%) ISEB
6 1 (0.42%) PMP
6 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.17%) QA
2 5 (2.08%) SLA
3 3 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.83%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.08%) vSphere
4 2 (0.83%) Docker
5 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.42%) vCloud
5 1 (0.42%) KVM
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 52 (21.67%) Puppet
2 24 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (9.17%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.25%) SCCM
5 1 (0.42%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.42%) Opsview
5 1 (0.42%) logstash
5 1 (0.42%) StatsD
5 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.42%) Nagios
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 50 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.17%) VMware
3 21 (8.75%) Red Hat
4 17 (7.08%) HP
4 17 (7.08%) RightScale
5 16 (6.67%) Oracle
6 9 (3.75%) Google
6 9 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (3.33%) Cisco
8 6 (2.50%) IBM
8 6 (2.50%) Citrix
9 5 (2.08%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.08%) SAP
10 4 (1.67%) NetApp
11 3 (1.25%) EMC
12 2 (0.83%) Dell
12 2 (0.83%) Software AG
12 2 (0.83%) Intel
12 2 (0.83%) BMC
12 2 (0.83%) Cognizant
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