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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Rank 470 461 543
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +82
Contract jobs citing PaaS 159 154 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.065%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.87% 6.92% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 116 25
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£488 £491 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £375 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £505 £440
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +14.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -

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
3268 2226 1409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.73% 4.07% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2170 1429 964
Average daily rate £413 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 54 35
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £24.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% -48.43%

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 2015.

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 30 July 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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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 -30 136 £488 - 51
London -14 78 £550 +12.82% 15
South East -4 32 £355 -32.76% 16
Scotland +12 14 £480 +14.97%
City of London -13 14 £575 +21.05% 5
East Sussex - 13 £330 -
Brighton - 13 £340 -
North West -20 11 £450 +11.80% 1
Glasgow - 11 £480 -
Berkshire +9 8 £500 +5.26% 7
Manchester -6 8 £450 +5.88% 1
East of England +5 6 £463 +32.14% 3
Hertfordshire -6 6 £463 -2.63% 1
West Midlands - 4 £425 - 4
Birmingham - 4 £425 - 2
Edinburgh -5 3 - -
South West -5 3 £450 -9.09% 10
Kent -6 3 £339 -51.60% 1
Reading -3 2 £500 +5.26% 4
West Sussex -9 2 - -
Cheshire -10 2 £413 -
Wiltshire - 2 £450 - 2
Swindon - 2 £450 - 1
Warrington - 2 £413 -
Hoddesdon - 2 - -
Swansea +3 1 £550 +12.82%
Tonbridge 0 1 £338 -51.78%
Slough -1 1 £488 -30.35% 1
Milton Keynes -1 1 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -1 1 - - 4

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 136 (43.73%) SaaS
2 116 (37.30%) IaaS
3 93 (29.90%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (25.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 73 (23.47%) Linux
6 72 (23.15%) VMware
7 67 (21.54%) Puppet
8 66 (21.22%) DevOps
9 63 (20.26%) Windows
10 59 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
11 57 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
12 56 (18.01%) Microsoft
13 55 (17.68%) Java
14 54 (17.36%) Data Centre
15 52 (16.72%) Finance
16 51 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 49 (15.76%) Web Services
18 46 (14.79%) SOA
19 44 (14.15%) Configuration Management
20 43 (13.83%) Open Source
21 41 (13.18%) Oracle
22 40 (12.86%) TOGAF
23 39 (12.54%) Git (software)
23 39 (12.54%) DNS
24 38 (12.22%) TCP/IP
24 38 (12.22%) Python
25 36 (11.58%) Subversion
26 35 (11.25%) UNIX
26 35 (11.25%) SQL

PaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (8.04%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.43%) JBoss
3 19 (6.11%) MS Exchange
3 19 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (5.79%) OpenStack
5 17 (5.47%) Apache
6 14 (4.50%) WebSphere
7 12 (3.86%) IIS
8 10 (3.22%) Lync
9 9 (2.89%) Tomcat
10 8 (2.57%) Confluence
11 7 (2.25%) CMS
12 5 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (1.61%) SAS
12 5 (1.61%) Node.js
12 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (1.29%) Apache Spark
13 4 (1.29%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (4.50%) MS Office
1 14 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.25%) MS Project
4 4 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.22%) Maximo
2 3 (0.96%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.32%) Magento
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 136 (43.73%) SaaS
2 116 (37.30%) IaaS
3 93 (29.90%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (25.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (3.22%) Office 365
7 8 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (1.61%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.29%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.29%) Google App Engine
11 4 (1.29%) Google Analytics
11 4 (1.29%) Heroku
11 4 (1.29%) Route 53
11 4 (1.29%) IBM PureFlex
12 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.54%) DNS
2 38 (12.22%) TCP/IP
3 33 (10.61%) Firewall
4 31 (9.97%) SSL
5 29 (9.32%) SAN
6 28 (9.00%) LAN
7 26 (8.36%) DHCP
7 26 (8.36%) VLAN
8 23 (7.40%) HTTP
9 21 (6.75%) NAS
10 20 (6.43%) VPN
11 18 (5.79%) Network Security
12 17 (5.47%) Internet
13 15 (4.82%) Fibre Channel
13 15 (4.82%) WAN
14 13 (4.18%) WLAN
15 11 (3.54%) FTP
15 11 (3.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (2.89%) MPLS
17 8 (2.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.32%) MySQL
1 29 (9.32%) SQL Server
1 29 (9.32%) MongoDB
2 23 (7.40%) Big Data
3 22 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.18%) RDBMS
4 13 (4.18%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.89%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.93%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.61%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.29%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.96%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.64%) SAP BI
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.32%) OLTP
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (12.54%) Git (software)
2 36 (11.58%) Subversion
3 27 (8.68%) Jenkins
4 20 (6.43%) Mercurial
5 17 (5.47%) Maven
6 14 (4.50%) JIRA
7 7 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.61%) Ant
9 4 (1.29%) JUnit
9 4 (1.29%) Hudson
10 3 (0.96%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.64%) JBehave
11 2 (0.64%) Mockito
11 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.64%) VisualAge
11 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 2 (0.64%) MSI
11 2 (0.64%) Selenium
11 2 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (16.72%) Finance
2 26 (8.36%) Banking
3 16 (5.14%) Retail
4 15 (4.82%) Marketing
4 15 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.89%) Billing
6 6 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.93%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.61%) Publishing
8 3 (0.96%) Games
8 3 (0.96%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.96%) Legal
8 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.64%) Electronics
9 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 121 (38.91%) Architect
2 33 (10.61%) Developer
3 28 (9.00%) Consultant
3 28 (9.00%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (8.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (7.72%) Security Architect
6 23 (7.40%) Cloud Architect
7 20 (6.43%) Infrastructure Architect
8 19 (6.11%) Analyst
9 18 (5.79%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.82%) Senior Architect
11 14 (4.50%) Enterprise Architect
11 14 (4.50%) Applications Architect
12 13 (4.18%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.22%) Cyber Security Architect
14 9 (2.89%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
15 8 (2.57%) Web Developer
15 8 (2.57%) Support Engineer
16 7 (2.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 7 (2.25%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.76%) Web Services
2 24 (7.72%) Middleware
3 21 (6.75%) J2EE
3 21 (6.75%) REST
4 17 (5.47%) HTML
5 13 (4.18%) SOAP
5 13 (4.18%) AngularJS
6 12 (3.86%) JSON
7 10 (3.22%) CSS
8 9 (2.89%) .NET
8 9 (2.89%) Spring
8 9 (2.89%) Apache Camel
9 7 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (2.25%) SAML
10 6 (1.93%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.93%) XML
10 6 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (1.61%) OSGi
12 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.29%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 54 (17.36%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.79%) Public Cloud
3 15 (4.82%) GIS
4 14 (4.50%) Private Cloud
5 11 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.54%) Data Integration
5 11 (3.54%) PKI
6 10 (3.22%) Clustering
7 8 (2.57%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.57%) User Experience
8 7 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.25%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.93%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.29%) FMCG
10 4 (1.29%) Social Media
11 3 (0.96%) Streaming Video
12 2 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (23.47%) Linux
2 63 (20.26%) Windows
3 35 (11.25%) UNIX
4 18 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (4.82%) CentOS
7 13 (4.18%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.93%) Solaris
9 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.29%) Android
10 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.96%) VMS
11 3 (0.96%) AIX
12 2 (0.64%) Fedora
13 1 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (21.22%) DevOps
2 59 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
2 59 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (14.79%) SOA
4 44 (14.15%) Configuration Management
5 43 (13.83%) Open Source
6 40 (12.86%) TOGAF
7 34 (10.93%) Service Delivery
8 31 (9.97%) Change Management
9 30 (9.65%) ITIL
10 28 (9.00%) Migration
11 26 (8.36%) Enterprise Architecture
12 22 (7.07%) Project Management
13 19 (6.11%) E-Commerce
13 19 (6.11%) Analytics
14 18 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (5.47%) PRINCE2
15 17 (5.47%) Service Management
15 17 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (5.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.68%) Java
2 38 (12.22%) Python
3 35 (11.25%) SQL
4 34 (10.93%) Ruby
5 18 (5.79%) JavaScript
5 18 (5.79%) Go
6 16 (5.14%) Bash Shell
6 16 (5.14%) PHP
7 15 (4.82%) Scala
8 10 (3.22%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.57%) Perl
9 8 (2.57%) C
10 7 (2.25%) C++
11 6 (1.93%) C#
12 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.96%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.64%) PHP5
15 1 (0.32%) JCL
15 1 (0.32%) REXX
Qualifications
1 25 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.43%) SC Cleared
2 20 (6.43%) CISSP
3 19 (6.11%) Degree
4 18 (5.79%) CISM
5 11 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.25%) CCNA
8 6 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.93%) CCNP
9 5 (1.61%) VCAP
10 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (1.29%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.29%) CCSA
11 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.64%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.47%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.89%) QA
4 3 (0.96%) SLA
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) EMIR
System Software
1 51 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (8.68%) Active Directory
3 22 (7.07%) Hyper-V
3 22 (7.07%) vCloud
4 15 (4.82%) vSphere
5 7 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (1.93%) Docker
7 5 (1.61%) NFS
8 2 (0.64%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.64%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.64%) XenServer
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.32%) Firmware
9 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 67 (21.54%) Puppet
2 57 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (10.61%) Ansible
4 25 (8.04%) Salt
5 15 (4.82%) vMotion
6 9 (2.89%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.61%) SCOM
8 4 (1.29%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.96%) SCCM
9 3 (0.96%) OVSD
10 2 (0.64%) WSUS
11 1 (0.32%) CA Endevor
11 1 (0.32%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.32%) Nagios
11 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.32%) StatsD
11 1 (0.32%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 72 (23.15%) VMware
2 56 (18.01%) Microsoft
3 41 (13.18%) Oracle
4 27 (8.68%) IBM
5 22 (7.07%) Cisco
6 19 (6.11%) Citrix
7 15 (4.82%) Red Hat
7 15 (4.82%) HP
8 14 (4.50%) NetApp
8 14 (4.50%) Google
9 12 (3.86%) Rackspace
10 11 (3.54%) SAP
11 10 (3.22%) ESRI
12 9 (2.89%) F5
13 6 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.93%) Juniper
14 5 (1.61%) EMC
14 5 (1.61%) Informatica
14 5 (1.61%) Tripwire
14 5 (1.61%) 3PAR
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