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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
England / South West
Rank 125 134 137
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs citing PaaS 8 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.035% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.90% 0.58% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £550 - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +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 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 276 172 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 10.79% 6.00% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 127 93
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.14% +45.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £15.75 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £101.75 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

PaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 23 March 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 23 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
Devon - 5 £500 -
Bristol - 3 £600 - 3
PaaS
England

PaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for PaaS.

1 10 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (55.56%) IaaS
2 9 (50.00%) SaaS
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) HTML
4 7 (38.89%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (33.33%) Oracle
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (33.33%) Docker
6 5 (27.78%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (27.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) BDD
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (22.22%) RESTful
7 4 (22.22%) Scala
7 4 (22.22%) Kanban
7 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
7 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
7 4 (22.22%) DevOps
7 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
7 4 (22.22%) Heroku
7 4 (22.22%) OpenShift
7 4 (22.22%) Play Framework
7 4 (22.22%) ATDD
7 4 (22.22%) SDLC

PaaS
Top Related 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 5 (27.78%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) IaaS
2 9 (50.00%) SaaS
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (22.22%) Heroku
4 4 (22.22%) OpenShift
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
1 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Grunt
2 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.56%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Lead Software Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Scala Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Azure Developer
3 2 (11.11%) CRM Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (5.56%) HTML Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Java Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Process Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) Play Framework
2 4 (22.22%) RESTful
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) React
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (33.33%) Scrum
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) ATDD
4 4 (22.22%) DevOps
4 4 (22.22%) Kanban
4 4 (22.22%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) Functional Programming
5 3 (16.67%) Microservices
5 3 (16.67%) Open Source
5 3 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
1 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) Scala
3 1 (5.56%) Go
3 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Cloudera
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