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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 524 492 525
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +33
Contract jobs citing PaaS 79 60 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.06% 6.51% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 55
Average daily rate £428 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £600 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
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
1562 921 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.72% 1.90% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 571 473
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 20
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.03 £33.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -21 75 £430 -4.44% 32
London -18 50 £448 -0.55% 14
City of London +2 17 £385 -14.44% 8
North West - 14 £400 - 4
South East -8 8 £650 +44.44% 8
Hampshire - 3 - - 4
Swansea - 2 £350 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £424 -
Scotland - 2 £424 -
Wales - 2 £350 - 2
West Wales - 2 £350 - 1
Berkshire -8 1 - - 3
East Midlands -8 1 £350 -41.66%
North East - 1 £350 - 3
Essex - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Farnborough - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Reading - - - - 1
Thames Ditton - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Egham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 79 (56.83%) IaaS
2 68 (48.92%) SaaS
3 39 (28.06%) Puppet
4 30 (21.58%) Linux
4 30 (21.58%) SOA
5 29 (20.86%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (20.14%) Windows
7 27 (19.42%) Security Cleared
8 26 (18.71%) Web Services
9 23 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
9 23 (16.55%) Big Data
10 22 (15.83%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (15.83%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (15.11%) ITIL
12 20 (14.39%) LAN
12 20 (14.39%) WAN
12 20 (14.39%) VMware
12 20 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (14.39%) Asset Management
13 19 (13.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (13.67%) VME
13 19 (13.67%) Data Analysis
13 19 (13.67%) Configuration Management
13 19 (13.67%) Red Hat
13 19 (13.67%) MVS
13 19 (13.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 19 (13.67%) High Availability
14 18 (12.95%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (12.95%) Open Source
14 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 17 (12.23%) OpenStack
2 7 (5.04%) IIS
3 5 (3.60%) Apache
3 5 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.60%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.88%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.44%) Node.js
5 2 (1.44%) nginx
5 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.72%) Drupal
6 1 (0.72%) Jetty
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.72%) Lync
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.72%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) SPSS
2 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.60%) Summit
2 5 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 79 (56.83%) IaaS
2 68 (48.92%) SaaS
3 23 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (15.83%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (13.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (12.95%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (9.35%) Amazon S3
7 13 (9.35%) Route 53
7 13 (9.35%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (2.88%) Force.com
8 4 (2.88%) Heroku
9 3 (2.16%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.44%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.72%) Engine Yard
11 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.39%) LAN
1 20 (14.39%) WAN
2 17 (12.23%) Firewall
3 15 (10.79%) HTTP
4 12 (8.63%) DNS
5 10 (7.19%) DHCP
6 8 (5.76%) VPN
7 6 (4.32%) SSL
8 5 (3.60%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.88%) Internet
9 4 (2.88%) Network Security
10 3 (2.16%) SAN
10 3 (2.16%) SSH
10 3 (2.16%) FTP
11 2 (1.44%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.44%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.44%) NAS
11 2 (1.44%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.72%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.55%) Big Data
2 10 (7.19%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.76%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.76%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.04%) MySQL
6 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.60%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.60%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.72%) QlikView
11 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.72%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.72%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.72%) OrientDB
11 1 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (10.79%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.35%) Hudson
3 10 (7.19%) Maven
4 8 (5.76%) NUnit
5 6 (4.32%) JIRA
6 5 (3.60%) Bugzilla
6 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.88%) RSpec
7 4 (2.88%) Selenium
8 3 (2.16%) JSUnit
8 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.16%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.16%) MSTest
8 3 (2.16%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.16%) QUnit
8 3 (2.16%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.72%) Grunt
10 1 (0.72%) PhantomJS
General
1 7 (5.04%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Automotive
3 5 (3.60%) Publishing
4 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.16%) Advertising
6 2 (1.44%) Games
6 2 (1.44%) Back Office
6 2 (1.44%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (38.13%) Architect
2 17 (12.23%) Technical Architect
2 17 (12.23%) Enterprise Architect
2 17 (12.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (7.91%) Senior Architect
3 11 (7.91%) Senior Enterprise Architect
3 11 (7.91%) Developer
4 10 (7.19%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (5.04%) Analyst
5 7 (5.04%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.32%) Integration Architect
6 6 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (3.60%) Senior Developer
7 5 (3.60%) C# Developer
7 5 (3.60%) BizTalk Developer
7 5 (3.60%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 5 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Business Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.71%) Web Services
2 17 (12.23%) XML
2 17 (12.23%) Middleware
3 13 (9.35%) .NET
4 12 (8.63%) REST
5 10 (7.19%) JSON
6 7 (5.04%) HTML
6 7 (5.04%) CSS
7 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.60%) XSD
8 5 (3.60%) XSL
8 5 (3.60%) WCF
8 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (3.60%) HTML5
9 4 (2.88%) CSS3
9 4 (2.88%) SAML
10 3 (2.16%) SOAP
10 3 (2.16%) Ajax
11 2 (1.44%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) Open Source
2 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.04%) Reference Data
4 7 (5.04%) Data Integration
5 6 (4.32%) Telematics
6 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.16%) Firmware
7 3 (2.16%) Clustering
7 3 (2.16%) CESG
7 3 (2.16%) PKI
8 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.44%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.72%) Social Media
9 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.72%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.58%) Linux
2 28 (20.14%) Windows
3 19 (13.67%) MVS
3 19 (13.67%) VME
4 13 (9.35%) CentOS
5 9 (6.47%) Android
6 7 (5.04%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.32%) Windows Phone
7 6 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.16%) UNIX
8 3 (2.16%) AIX
9 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.72%) Gentoo
10 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.58%) SOA
2 29 (20.86%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (15.11%) ITIL
4 20 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (14.39%) Asset Management
5 19 (13.67%) Data Analysis
5 19 (13.67%) Configuration Management
5 19 (13.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (13.67%) High Availability
6 14 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (10.07%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (9.35%) Service Management
8 12 (8.63%) Data Modelling
8 12 (8.63%) TOGAF
9 11 (7.91%) Unit Testing
9 11 (7.91%) EAI
10 10 (7.19%) Project Management
10 10 (7.19%) Scrum
11 9 (6.47%) OO
11 9 (6.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.23%) Java
2 15 (10.79%) C#
3 10 (7.19%) Ruby
4 7 (5.04%) SQL
5 6 (4.32%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.60%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.88%) Python
8 3 (2.16%) Perl
9 2 (1.44%) PHP
9 2 (1.44%) VBScript
9 2 (1.44%) C++
9 2 (1.44%) C
9 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.72%) Scala
10 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (19.42%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.60%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.16%) RHCE
5 2 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.44%) Degree
5 2 (1.44%) VCAP
6 1 (0.72%) ISEB
6 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.95%) QA
2 5 (3.60%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.60%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.47%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.88%) vSphere
3 4 (2.88%) vCloud
4 3 (2.16%) NFS
4 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.44%) Docker
6 1 (0.72%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (28.06%) Puppet
2 22 (15.83%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (12.23%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.88%) BladeLogic
5 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.44%) Nagios
6 2 (1.44%) SCCM
7 1 (0.72%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.72%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.72%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.72%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.72%) StatsD
Vendors
1 20 (14.39%) VMware
2 19 (13.67%) Red Hat
3 18 (12.95%) Oracle
4 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
5 13 (9.35%) RightScale
6 8 (5.76%) HP
7 6 (4.32%) IBM
8 5 (3.60%) JBoss
8 5 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.88%) BMC
9 4 (2.88%) Cisco
10 3 (2.16%) Remedy
10 3 (2.16%) Rackspace
10 3 (2.16%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.16%) Google
11 2 (1.44%) Akamai
11 2 (1.44%) WSO2
11 2 (1.44%) Foundry
11 2 (1.44%) NetApp
11 2 (1.44%) EMC
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