The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 June 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 / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 116 138
Rank change year-on-year -2 +22  
Contract jobs citing PaaS 24 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.88% 0.80% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.12% 8.89% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 2
Median daily rate £400 £588 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.91% +30.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £433 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £728 £1,000 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £50.00

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 South West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 337 270 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.31% 9.01% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 385 123
Median daily rate £400 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £313 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £1,000 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.26 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.27% +22.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.17 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.75 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -33.33%  

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing PaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for PaaS in the South West

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PaaS in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for PaaS in the South West

PaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PaaS in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PaaS in the South West

PaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PaaS within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Devon - 14 £393 -
Wiltshire -7 5 £650 -35.00% 3
Gloucestershire +14 3 - - 1
Bristol -10 2 £574 -2.34% 2
PaaS
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South West region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 23 (63.89%) IaaS
2 22 (61.11%) SaaS
3 16 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (33.33%) Internet
4 12 (33.33%) Firewall
5 10 (27.78%) Java
6 9 (25.00%) Project Planning
7 8 (22.22%) Oracle
7 8 (22.22%) Migration
8 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
8 7 (19.44%) HTML
8 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
9 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (16.67%) DevOps
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (13.89%) Finance
10 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.11%) QA
11 4 (11.11%) Release Management
11 4 (11.11%) Banking
11 4 (11.11%) Spring
11 4 (11.11%) RESTful
11 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
11 4 (11.11%) Linux
11 4 (11.11%) SOAP
11 4 (11.11%) Microservices
11 4 (11.11%) Docker
11 4 (11.11%) OpenShift

PaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (5.56%) Drupal
2 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (63.89%) IaaS
2 22 (61.11%) SaaS
3 16 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (11.11%) OpenShift
6 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) Firewall
1 12 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) SSL
3 1 (2.78%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) IPsec
3 1 (2.78%) LDAP
3 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.78%) Grunt
3 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.78%) Protractor
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Security Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) IT Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) IT Security Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Development Manager
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Engineering Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Java Development Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) SDLC Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 4 (11.11%) Apache Camel
2 4 (11.11%) RESTful
2 4 (11.11%) SOAP
2 4 (11.11%) Spring
2 4 (11.11%) Spring Boot
3 3 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) CSS3
4 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.78%) HTML5
4 1 (2.78%) JSON
4 1 (2.78%) Middleware
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.78%) React
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.56%) BYOD
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) CentOS
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 8 (22.22%) Migration
3 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
4 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.67%) DevOps
5 4 (11.11%) Microservices
5 4 (11.11%) Release Management
5 4 (11.11%) SDLC
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.33%) Data Integration
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 3 (8.33%) People Management
6 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
6 3 (8.33%) Service Management
6 3 (8.33%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (5.56%) ITSM
7 2 (5.56%) Line Management
7 2 (5.56%) Open Source
7 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) Groovy
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (8.33%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (2.78%) CCSA
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CISSP
4 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) GFS2
2 1 (2.78%) KVM
2 1 (2.78%) OCFS2
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Ansible
1 3 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Grafana
3 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.78%) logstash
3 1 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
3 2 (5.56%) Juniper
3 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.78%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) VMware