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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
UK
Rank 205 413 471
Rank change year-on-year
+208 +58
Contract jobs citing PaaS 532 209 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.67% 5.64% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 156 104
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £343 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £700 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
5503 3707 2444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.49% 7.30% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3856 2573 1617
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 69
Median hourly rate £18.88 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.36% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £100.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +13.88%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +216 512 £475 -5.00% 80
London +114 244 £500 -4.39% 47
South East +104 123 £500 -9.09% 13
Hampshire +76 85 £500 -13.04% 2
North East +36 63 £350 -
Tyne and Wear +31 60 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +33 59 £350 -
City of London +27 47 £438 -12.50% 8
Fareham - 29 £500 -
North West +32 26 £363 -12.12% 6
East Midlands +25 20 £565 +57.05%
Berkshire +22 13 £475 -2.56% 2
Portsmouth +11 11 £500 -
East of England +7 11 £488 -7.14% 5
Lancashire - 11 £335 -
Derbyshire - 11 £565 -
Southampton - 11 £513 -
Derby - 11 £565 -
South West +20 10 £519 +48.21% 6
Yorkshire +12 10 £381 -29.06% 3
Blackpool - 10 £335 -
Scotland +22 9 £438 -12.50%
Buckinghamshire +11 8 £400 -
West Sussex - 8 £435 - 3
Edinburgh +27 7 £438 -20.45%
West Yorkshire +19 7 £550 -6.38% 1
Reading - 7 £481 -
Cheshire +29 6 £325 -39.53%
Manchester +7 6 £494 +16.17% 4
West Midlands -7 6 £675 +107.69%

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 754 (66.96%) IaaS
2 445 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (34.55%) DevOps
4 381 (33.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 380 (33.75%) SaaS
6 334 (29.66%) Amazon AWS
7 315 (27.98%) Linux
8 306 (27.18%) Windows
9 305 (27.09%) Microsoft
10 262 (23.27%) Java
11 254 (22.56%) ITIL
12 249 (22.11%) Open Source
13 192 (17.05%) VMware
14 170 (15.10%) Service Management
15 167 (14.83%) Scrum
16 161 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
17 151 (13.41%) Security Cleared
17 151 (13.41%) Python
18 150 (13.32%) TDD
19 145 (12.88%) Docker
20 144 (12.79%) Cloud Foundry
21 143 (12.70%) Finance
22 142 (12.61%) Change Management
23 141 (12.52%) Microservices
24 137 (12.17%) Jenkins
24 137 (12.17%) Git (software)
25 134 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
26 130 (11.55%) Configuration Management
27 126 (11.19%) Unix
27 126 (11.19%) Puppet

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
1 144 (12.79%) Cloud Foundry
2 63 (5.60%) WebSphere
3 50 (4.44%) IIS
4 48 (4.26%) OpenStack
5 47 (4.17%) Confluence
6 40 (3.55%) SharePoint
7 39 (3.46%) nginx
8 38 (3.37%) Oracle Application Server
8 38 (3.37%) Tomcat
9 32 (2.84%) Apache Spark
10 30 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (2.58%) Apache
12 27 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
13 21 (1.87%) Apache Solr
14 20 (1.78%) WebLogic
15 16 (1.42%) JBoss
16 13 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
17 11 (0.98%) SAS
18 10 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 120 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (1.60%) MS Office
4 4 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.089%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 45 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (3.55%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (3.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.089%) Magento
9 1 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.089%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 754 (66.96%) IaaS
2 381 (33.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 380 (33.75%) SaaS
4 334 (29.66%) Amazon AWS
5 54 (4.80%) OpenShift
6 48 (4.26%) GitHub
7 46 (4.09%) Office 365
8 45 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
9 39 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 37 (3.29%) Heroku
11 33 (2.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 32 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
13 27 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
13 27 (2.40%) CloudBees
14 23 (2.04%) Amazon S3
14 23 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
15 20 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 20 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 18 (1.60%) CloudFront
17 16 (1.42%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.86%) DNS
2 50 (4.44%) HTTP
3 37 (3.29%) Firewall
4 36 (3.20%) LDAP
5 33 (2.93%) VPN
6 32 (2.84%) WAN
7 31 (2.75%) LAN
8 25 (2.22%) DHCP
8 25 (2.22%) TCP/IP
9 21 (1.87%) Network Security
10 14 (1.24%) DMARC
10 14 (1.24%) Internet
11 13 (1.15%) DMZ
11 13 (1.15%) SSL
12 11 (0.98%) DKIM
12 11 (0.98%) SMTP
13 8 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
14 7 (0.62%) Kerberos
14 7 (0.62%) VLAN
15 6 (0.53%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 114 (10.12%) MongoDB
3 53 (4.71%) Hadoop
3 53 (4.71%) NoSQL
4 50 (4.44%) Oracle Database
5 46 (4.09%) Big Data
6 43 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (3.46%) Oracle Database 12c
8 36 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 32 (2.84%) Relational Database
10 30 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
12 27 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (2.31%) Redis
14 25 (2.22%) MySQL
15 24 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (1.87%) Power BI
17 19 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
18 18 (1.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 137 (12.17%) Git (software)
1 137 (12.17%) Jenkins
2 93 (8.26%) JIRA
3 40 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (3.46%) Gradle
5 32 (2.84%) SonarQube
6 30 (2.66%) Subversion
7 26 (2.31%) JUnit
7 26 (2.31%) Mercurial
8 25 (2.22%) TeamCity
9 24 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 22 (1.95%) Maven
11 18 (1.60%) Bazaar
11 18 (1.60%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.51%) Eclipse
12 17 (1.51%) MSBuild
12 17 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (1.42%) Selenium
13 16 (1.42%) SpecFlow
13 16 (1.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 143 (12.70%) Finance
2 76 (6.75%) Banking
3 38 (3.37%) Retail
4 33 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.95%) Advertising
6 20 (1.78%) Marketing
7 13 (1.15%) Electronics
8 12 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.98%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.36%) Back Office
11 4 (0.36%) Legal
12 3 (0.27%) Billing
12 3 (0.27%) Games
12 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.18%) Law
14 1 (0.089%) Automotive
14 1 (0.089%) German Language
14 1 (0.089%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (25.13%) Architect
2 181 (16.07%) Developer
3 100 (8.88%) Cloud Architect
3 100 (8.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 73 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
5 70 (6.22%) Azure Architect
6 63 (5.60%) Consultant
7 62 (5.51%) DBA
8 57 (5.06%) Infrastructure Architect
9 47 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 45 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
11 44 (3.91%) Operations Engineer
12 42 (3.73%) AWS DevOps
13 41 (3.64%) AWS Architect
14 40 (3.55%) Oracle DBA
15 38 (3.37%) Analyst
16 37 (3.29%) Java Developer
17 33 (2.93%) Administrator
18 31 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
19 28 (2.49%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (9.86%) HTML
2 104 (9.24%) .NET
3 99 (8.79%) Web Services
4 89 (7.90%) JSON
5 87 (7.73%) CSS
6 83 (7.37%) REST
7 77 (6.84%) HTML5
8 71 (6.31%) Spring
9 66 (5.86%) Middleware
10 63 (5.60%) Node.js
11 62 (5.51%) SOAP
12 58 (5.15%) RESTful
13 48 (4.26%) CSS3
14 46 (4.09%) Spring Boot
15 37 (3.29%) AngularJS
16 34 (3.02%) Sass
17 31 (2.75%) J2EE
18 30 (2.66%) jQuery
19 29 (2.58%) WCF
20 28 (2.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (6.13%) Data Centre
3 52 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 47 (4.17%) User Experience
5 36 (3.20%) Mobile App
6 35 (3.11%) Public Cloud
7 34 (3.02%) CMDB
8 33 (2.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 28 (2.49%) Private Cloud
10 25 (2.22%) Computer Science
11 23 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.78%) Clustering
13 17 (1.51%) Data Integration
13 17 (1.51%) Tandem
14 15 (1.33%) Visualisation
15 13 (1.15%) Mathematics
16 12 (1.07%) Cloud Native
17 11 (0.98%) Virtual Team
18 10 (0.89%) Client/Server
18 10 (0.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 315 (27.98%) Linux
2 306 (27.18%) Windows
3 126 (11.19%) Unix
4 56 (4.97%) AIX
5 53 (4.71%) Windows Server
6 43 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (3.64%) Windows XP
8 40 (3.55%) Windows 2000
9 29 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.42%) Ubuntu
11 14 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.98%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.89%) Android
14 8 (0.71%) MVS
15 7 (0.62%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.62%) zOS
16 6 (0.53%) HPUX
16 6 (0.53%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.53%) Solaris
16 6 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (34.55%) DevOps
3 254 (22.56%) ITIL
4 249 (22.11%) Open Source
5 170 (15.10%) Service Management
6 167 (14.83%) Scrum
7 161 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
8 150 (13.32%) TDD
9 142 (12.61%) Change Management
10 141 (12.52%) Microservices
11 134 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
12 130 (11.55%) Configuration Management
13 120 (10.66%) Data Management
14 109 (9.68%) High Availability
15 95 (8.44%) PRINCE2
16 93 (8.26%) Problem Management
17 88 (7.82%) BDD
18 85 (7.55%) Migration
19 75 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
20 69 (6.13%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 262 (23.27%) Java
2 151 (13.41%) Python
3 115 (10.21%) SQL
4 105 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 90 (7.99%) C#
6 81 (7.19%) Ruby
7 70 (6.22%) PowerShell
8 52 (4.62%) Perl
9 49 (4.35%) Go
10 42 (3.73%) Scala
11 31 (2.75%) Bash Shell
12 28 (2.49%) Shell Script
13 23 (2.04%) PHP
14 17 (1.51%) C
14 17 (1.51%) C++
15 14 (1.24%) Groovy
16 10 (0.89%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.53%) R
18 4 (0.36%) TypeScript
19 3 (0.27%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 151 (13.41%) Security Cleared
2 114 (10.12%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.82%) Degree
4 32 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (2.22%) MCSE
8 24 (2.13%) AWS Certification
9 19 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.51%) MCSA
11 10 (0.89%) CCNA
12 8 (0.71%) PhD
13 7 (0.62%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.53%) CCIE
14 6 (0.53%) CISSP
14 6 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.44%) MCSD
15 5 (0.44%) MCTS
15 5 (0.44%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.71%) SLA
2 33 (2.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 30 (2.66%) QA
4 9 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.27%) GCP
6 2 (0.18%) COBIT
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) SDET
7 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.089%) SAS 70
System Software
1 145 (12.88%) Docker
2 98 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 86 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (3.29%) vSphere
5 30 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (2.13%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.24%) vCloud
9 11 (0.98%) KVM
10 7 (0.62%) XenApp
11 6 (0.53%) HDFS
11 6 (0.53%) Xen
12 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.089%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.089%) Gluster
15 1 (0.089%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 126 (11.19%) Puppet
2 105 (9.33%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (7.46%) Ansible
4 44 (3.91%) Terraform
5 24 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 22 (1.95%) Salt
7 17 (1.51%) SCOM
8 15 (1.33%) Mesos
9 12 (1.07%) logstash
9 12 (1.07%) SCCM
10 11 (0.98%) rkt
11 8 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.71%) Grafana
11 8 (0.71%) Kibana
11 8 (0.71%) Nagios
12 7 (0.62%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.53%) Graphite
13 6 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (0.44%) Marathon
14 5 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 305 (27.09%) Microsoft
2 192 (17.05%) VMware
3 120 (10.66%) Oracle
4 60 (5.33%) Red Hat
5 58 (5.15%) Splunk
6 43 (3.82%) CA
6 43 (3.82%) MuleSoft
7 41 (3.64%) Cisco
8 39 (3.46%) Google
9 37 (3.29%) AppDynamics
10 32 (2.84%) New Relic
11 22 (1.95%) IBM
12 21 (1.87%) Citrix
12 21 (1.87%) ServiceNow
13 19 (1.69%) Remedy
14 13 (1.15%) Perforce
15 12 (1.07%) BMC
15 12 (1.07%) Dell
15 12 (1.07%) SAP
15 12 (1.07%) Tableau
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £550 to £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day Contract to the end of 2017
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £575 to £650 per day Contract runs to 31st December 2017
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago