The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for PaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PaaS over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 100 127
Rank change year-on-year -6 +27  
Contract jobs citing PaaS 17 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.80% 0.93% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.77% 10.85% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 7
Median daily rate £483 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.52% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £413 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £425 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.77% +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

PaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 251 212 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 11.82% 8.57% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 142 103
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £536 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £15.40 £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing PaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the East of England

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PaaS in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in the East of England

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in the East of England

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Cambridgeshire 0 10 £515 +22.98%
Hertfordshire +1 4 £365 -43.84% 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 -
Essex - 1 £600 -
Suffolk - 1 £725 -
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 21 (70.00%) IaaS
2 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
3 18 (60.00%) Linux
3 18 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 18 (60.00%) Node.js
4 17 (56.67%) .NET
4 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (53.33%) REST
5 16 (53.33%) Docker
6 14 (46.67%) Scrum
7 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (40.00%) TDD
9 11 (36.67%) Ubuntu
9 11 (36.67%) DNS
9 11 (36.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (33.33%) CoreOS
10 10 (33.33%) SSL
10 10 (33.33%) SOA
10 10 (33.33%) HTTP
10 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 10 (33.33%) Python
10 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
10 10 (33.33%) JSON
10 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (33.33%) Kanban
10 10 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (26.67%) SaaS
12 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
13 6 (20.00%) MongoDB

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) NetSuite
1 1 (3.33%) Odoo
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (70.00%) IaaS
2 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (26.67%) SaaS
5 4 (13.33%) Oracle CX
6 2 (6.67%) Office 365
7 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) DNS
2 10 (33.33%) HTTP
2 10 (33.33%) SSL
2 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (13.33%) Marketing
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Node.js Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Platform Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) MongoDB Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Architect
5 5 (16.67%) Consultant
6 4 (13.33%) CRM Consultant
6 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
7 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
8 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
8 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
8 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (6.67%) HTML Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) Node.js
2 17 (56.67%) .NET
3 16 (53.33%) REST
4 10 (33.33%) JSON
5 6 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (6.67%) CSS3
6 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
6 2 (6.67%) Express
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
6 2 (6.67%) HTML5
7 1 (3.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.67%) iPad
1 2 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (3.33%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.33%) FlexPod
2 1 (3.33%) HP Storage
2 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Linux
2 11 (36.67%) Ubuntu
3 10 (33.33%) CoreOS
4 6 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) Scrum
4 12 (40.00%) TDD
5 11 (36.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (33.33%) Kanban
6 10 (33.33%) SOA
7 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
8 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
9 4 (13.33%) CRM
9 4 (13.33%) Presales
9 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
10 3 (10.00%) DevOps
10 3 (10.00%) Web Development
11 2 (6.67%) ERP
11 2 (6.67%) Migration
11 2 (6.67%) MVC
11 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (13.33%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) PHP
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) CCIP
1 1 (3.33%) CCNA
1 1 (3.33%) CCNP
1 1 (3.33%) CCSP
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.33%) MCP
1 1 (3.33%) MCSA
1 1 (3.33%) MCSE
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (3.33%) Brocade
3 1 (3.33%) CyberArk
3 1 (3.33%) EMC
3 1 (3.33%) Epicor
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) Hitachi
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Imperva
3 1 (3.33%) NetApp
3 1 (3.33%) Qualys
3 1 (3.33%) Sage
3 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.33%) SolidFire
3 1 (3.33%) Splunk
3 1 (3.33%) VMware