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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 435 500 492
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -8
Contract jobs citing PaaS 149 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.77% 4.44% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 33 32
Average daily rate
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£475 £565 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +25.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £699 £696
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £578 £394
% change year-on-year
-17.74% +46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £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
1918 1193 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.76% 2.48% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 767 535
Average daily rate £438 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 24 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.63 £43.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 +75 147 £475 -15.92% 55
London +77 98 £450 -5.26% 23
South East +3 17 £461 +8.52% 11
East of England +14 15 £475 - 4
City of London +15 11 £500 +5.26% 7
Cambridgeshire - 9 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire -6 8 £400 -
South West -13 8 £550 +10.00% 4
North West -22 8 £500 -13.79% 5
Milton Keynes -9 7 £411 -
Surrey - 7 £500 - 3
Manchester - 3 £350 - 1
Guildford - 3 £438 -
Staines - 3 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 £650 - 3
Ipswich - 2 £425 -
Suffolk - 2 £425 - 1
Bristol -6 1 £550 +10.00% 4
Nottinghamshire - 1 £375 -
Nottingham - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 3
Torfaen - - - -
West Wales - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - - 1

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 143 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (44.85%) Puppet
3 126 (41.86%) DevOps
4 118 (39.20%) Continuous Integration
5 110 (36.54%) Linux
6 109 (36.21%) IaaS
7 99 (32.89%) SaaS
8 95 (31.56%) Jenkins
9 85 (28.24%) Microsoft
10 78 (25.91%) Opscode Chef
11 72 (23.92%) Java
11 72 (23.92%) Scrum
12 70 (23.26%) Ruby
13 69 (22.92%) Security Cleared
14 66 (21.93%) Change Management
15 65 (21.59%) Automated Testing
15 65 (21.59%) SC Cleared
16 61 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
16 61 (20.27%) Configuration Management
17 58 (19.27%) CentOS
18 55 (18.27%) Oracle
19 53 (17.61%) MS Excel
19 53 (17.61%) Git (software)
19 53 (17.61%) Bash Shell
19 53 (17.61%) Ansible
20 48 (15.95%) Ubuntu
21 46 (15.28%) SQL Server
21 46 (15.28%) .NET
22 45 (14.95%) MongoDB
23 44 (14.62%) Web Services

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 32 (10.63%) OpenStack
2 26 (8.64%) JBoss
3 15 (4.98%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (3.65%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.66%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.66%) Apache
5 8 (2.66%) IIS
6 7 (2.33%) Lync
7 6 (1.99%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.99%) nginx
8 5 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.33%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.33%) Node.js
9 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.33%) Drupal
10 3 (1.00%) Umbraco
10 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (17.61%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.65%) MS Office
3 8 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) assyst
2 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 109 (36.21%) IaaS
2 99 (32.89%) SaaS
3 61 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (5.98%) Heroku
6 14 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (4.32%) Amazon S3
8 11 (3.65%) Engine Yard
9 10 (3.32%) Route 53
9 10 (3.32%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (2.33%) GitHub
12 6 (1.99%) Office 365
13 3 (1.00%) Google App Engine
13 3 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.66%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.33%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.63%) Firewall
2 28 (9.30%) DNS
3 16 (5.32%) VLAN
4 14 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.99%) Network Security
5 9 (2.99%) SSL
6 8 (2.66%) HTTP
7 7 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (2.33%) LDAP
7 7 (2.33%) VPN
8 6 (1.99%) DHCP
9 5 (1.66%) Internet
9 5 (1.66%) MPLS
9 5 (1.66%) SNMP
9 5 (1.66%) SAN
10 4 (1.33%) WAN
10 4 (1.33%) VPLS
10 4 (1.33%) NAS
11 3 (1.00%) LAN
11 3 (1.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 45 (14.95%) MongoDB
3 30 (9.97%) MySQL
4 23 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (7.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 23 (7.64%) NoSQL
5 22 (7.31%) Relational Database
6 20 (6.64%) RDBMS
7 17 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.99%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.66%) Big Data
11 5 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.33%) OLTP
13 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.66%) OLAP
14 2 (0.66%) Spotfire
14 2 (0.66%) Oracle OLAP
14 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 95 (31.56%) Jenkins
2 53 (17.61%) Git (software)
3 42 (13.95%) Maven
4 23 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (4.98%) Subversion
6 14 (4.65%) TeamCity
7 12 (3.99%) Hudson
8 10 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (2.99%) RSpec
10 8 (2.66%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.33%) MSTest
12 6 (1.99%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.33%) Gradle
14 3 (1.00%) PHPUnit
14 3 (1.00%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
15 2 (0.66%) GitLab
15 2 (0.66%) JUnit
15 2 (0.66%) Selenium
16 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 33 (10.96%) Finance
2 7 (2.33%) Games
3 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.00%) Marketing
6 2 (0.66%) Banking
6 2 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Retail
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (25.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 69 (22.92%) Architect
3 61 (20.27%) Developer
4 47 (15.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 26 (8.64%) Senior Developer
6 25 (8.31%) Solutions Architect
7 24 (7.97%) Infrastructure Architect
8 19 (6.31%) .NET Developer
9 14 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
10 13 (4.32%) Enterprise Architect
11 11 (3.65%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (3.32%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.32%) Operations Engineer
12 10 (3.32%) Senior Operations Engineer
13 8 (2.66%) Analyst
13 8 (2.66%) Consultant
13 8 (2.66%) Lead Architect
14 7 (2.33%) Security Architect
14 7 (2.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 6 (1.99%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.28%) .NET
2 44 (14.62%) Web Services
3 28 (9.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 26 (8.64%) .NET Framework
5 23 (7.64%) WCF
5 23 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 12 (3.99%) CSS
7 11 (3.65%) MCollective
7 11 (3.65%) HTML
7 11 (3.65%) Middleware
8 10 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (2.99%) REST
9 9 (2.99%) Unity DI Container
9 9 (2.99%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 8 (2.66%) JSON
11 7 (2.33%) jQuery
12 6 (1.99%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.99%) SOAP
12 6 (1.99%) LAMP
12 6 (1.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.96%) Clustering
2 28 (9.30%) Open Source
3 16 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.65%) Device Driver
6 9 (2.99%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.33%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.00%) PKI
10 3 (1.00%) Taxonomies
10 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.00%) GIS
10 3 (1.00%) User Experience
10 3 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.66%) CESG
11 2 (0.66%) Derivative
12 1 (0.33%) Online Games
12 1 (0.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 110 (36.54%) Linux
2 58 (19.27%) CentOS
3 48 (15.95%) Ubuntu
4 38 (12.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (11.63%) Windows
6 26 (8.64%) UNIX
7 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.99%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.66%) Android
8 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.33%) SUSE
10 3 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.00%) VMS
11 1 (0.33%) Fedora
11 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (41.86%) DevOps
3 118 (39.20%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (23.92%) Scrum
5 66 (21.93%) Change Management
6 65 (21.59%) Automated Testing
7 61 (20.27%) Configuration Management
8 41 (13.62%) MVC
9 32 (10.63%) SOA
9 32 (10.63%) Build Automation
10 22 (7.31%) ITIL
11 19 (6.31%) Release Management
12 17 (5.65%) Load Balancing
13 16 (5.32%) Service Delivery
13 16 (5.32%) Project Management
14 14 (4.65%) Software Engineering
15 12 (3.99%) TOGAF
15 12 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (3.99%) Enterprise Architecture
16 10 (3.32%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.92%) Java
2 70 (23.26%) Ruby
3 53 (17.61%) Bash Shell
4 42 (13.95%) SQL
5 38 (12.62%) Python
6 29 (9.63%) C#
7 25 (8.31%) Perl
8 22 (7.31%) PL/SQL
9 12 (3.99%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.32%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.99%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.99%) Korn
12 6 (1.99%) VC++
12 6 (1.99%) PHP
12 6 (1.99%) C++
13 5 (1.66%) C
14 3 (1.00%) Scala
15 2 (0.66%) R
16 1 (0.33%) PHP5
16 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 69 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 65 (21.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.66%) Degree
4 5 (1.66%) CISSP
5 4 (1.33%) CISA
5 4 (1.33%) CISM
6 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) HP APS
7 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.33%) GCED
7 1 (0.33%) GCIA
7 1 (0.33%) GCIH
7 1 (0.33%) GIAC
7 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.33%) RHCE
7 1 (0.33%) PMP
7 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.33%) ISEB
7 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.64%) QA
2 6 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.99%) COBIT
3 3 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.32%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.32%) vSphere
5 5 (1.66%) vCloud
6 3 (1.00%) Varnish
6 3 (1.00%) NFS
6 3 (1.00%) Docker
7 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.66%) Xen
8 1 (0.33%) XenApp
8 1 (0.33%) Firmware
8 1 (0.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 135 (44.85%) Puppet
2 78 (25.91%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (17.61%) Ansible
4 15 (4.98%) Vagrant
5 14 (4.65%) Nagios
6 11 (3.65%) Cobbler
7 9 (2.99%) collectd
7 9 (2.99%) Salt
8 4 (1.33%) OVSD
8 4 (1.33%) WSUS
8 4 (1.33%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.00%) Graphite
10 2 (0.66%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.66%) logstash
11 1 (0.33%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.33%) SCCM
11 1 (0.33%) SCOM
11 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 85 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 55 (18.27%) Oracle
3 30 (9.97%) Red Hat
4 26 (8.64%) VMware
5 14 (4.65%) HP
6 13 (4.32%) Cisco
7 8 (2.66%) RightScale
8 7 (2.33%) Google
9 6 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.99%) SAP
9 6 (1.99%) Rackspace
10 5 (1.66%) NetApp
10 5 (1.66%) IBM
10 5 (1.66%) EMC
11 4 (1.33%) BMC
11 4 (1.33%) F5
12 3 (1.00%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.00%) webMethods
13 2 (0.66%) ForgeRock
13 2 (0.66%) Informatica
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