The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon AWS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon AWS over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Rank 36 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 38 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.89% 1.13% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.58% 60.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 0
Average daily rate
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£406 £513 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +32.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £189.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-79.36% +472.72%
Amazon AWS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
66 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.76% 1.88% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 4 3
Average daily rate £475 £456 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +7.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

Amazon AWS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Amazon AWS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Amazon AWS across the Cheshire region.

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Amazon AWS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Chester -6 11 £350 -31.70% 2
Macclesfield - 9 £475 -
Warrington - 5 £650 - 4
Knutsford - 4 £365 - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £500 - 2
Amazon AWS
North West

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Amazon AWS 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 Amazon AWS.

1 55 (50.93%) Opscode Chef
2 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (42.59%) Big Data
4 45 (41.67%) Cloud Computing
5 43 (39.81%) Linux
6 42 (38.89%) JavaScript
7 41 (37.96%) MongoDB
8 40 (37.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 40 (37.04%) Oracle
8 40 (37.04%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (37.04%) Citrix
8 40 (37.04%) IaaS
8 40 (37.04%) StatsD
9 39 (36.11%) AngularJS
9 39 (36.11%) Java
9 39 (36.11%) Teradata
9 39 (36.11%) R
9 39 (36.11%) Hadoop
9 39 (36.11%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (36.11%) Amazon S3
10 38 (35.19%) Tableau
10 38 (35.19%) Machine Learning
11 37 (34.26%) Apigee
11 37 (34.26%) Mashery
12 36 (33.33%) Visualisation
13 31 (28.70%) Puppet
14 30 (27.78%) Node.js
14 30 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (26.85%) Python
16 27 (25.00%) Amazon ELB

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Amazon AWS 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 Amazon AWS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (27.78%) Node.js
2 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.93%) JBoss
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
2 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.93%) Jetty
2 1 (0.93%) Mule
2 1 (0.93%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 45 (41.67%) Cloud Computing
2 40 (37.04%) IaaS
3 39 (36.11%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (36.11%) Amazon S3
4 27 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
5 20 (18.52%) Route 53
6 15 (13.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (13.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (13.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 15 (13.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 13 (12.04%) AWS CloudTrail
8 11 (10.19%) Amazon EMR
8 11 (10.19%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (7.41%) Heroku
11 4 (3.70%) Amazon Glacier
11 4 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (2.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (1.85%) SaaS
13 2 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.04%) Network Security
2 10 (9.26%) DHCP
3 7 (6.48%) Firewall
3 7 (6.48%) Internet
4 5 (4.63%) DNS
5 2 (1.85%) HTTP
6 1 (0.93%) LAN
6 1 (0.93%) OSPF
6 1 (0.93%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (42.59%) Big Data
2 41 (37.96%) MongoDB
3 40 (37.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 40 (37.04%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (36.11%) Hadoop
5 15 (13.89%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (4.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (17.59%) Jenkins
2 16 (14.81%) Hudson
3 9 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.93%) JUnit
General
1 10 (9.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (4.63%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (41.67%) Architect
2 30 (27.78%) Technical Architect
3 22 (20.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (18.52%) Digital Architect
5 18 (16.67%) Digital Technical Architect
6 15 (13.89%) Senior Architect
7 14 (12.96%) Senior Technical Architect
8 11 (10.19%) Developer
9 10 (9.26%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (8.33%) Senior Digital Architect
11 8 (7.41%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
11 8 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 7 (6.48%) Consultant
13 6 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
14 5 (4.63%) Operations Engineer
15 4 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
15 4 (3.70%) Administrator
16 3 (2.78%) Java Developer
16 3 (2.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (36.11%) AngularJS
2 30 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 25 (23.15%) .NET
4 12 (11.11%) Web Services
5 9 (8.33%) RESTful
6 8 (7.41%) HTML5
6 8 (7.41%) HTML
6 8 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (7.41%) CSS
7 6 (5.56%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.63%) JSON
9 3 (2.78%) J2EE
10 1 (0.93%) Servlets
10 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.93%) REST
10 1 (0.93%) Akka
10 1 (0.93%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 12 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.41%) Statistics
3 8 (7.41%) User Experience
3 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) Telematics
5 2 (1.85%) Replication
5 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.81%) Linux
2 23 (21.30%) UNIX
3 16 (14.81%) CentOS
4 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (35.19%) Machine Learning
3 26 (24.07%) DevOps
4 15 (13.89%) Load Balancing
5 14 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (12.96%) Scrum
6 13 (12.04%) E-Commerce
6 13 (12.04%) Open Source
7 9 (8.33%) Auto-Scaling
7 9 (8.33%) TDD
8 8 (7.41%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.48%) Web Accessibility
10 4 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.78%) Process Architecture
12 2 (1.85%) Information Architecture
12 2 (1.85%) OO
12 2 (1.85%) UML
13 1 (0.93%) OOP
13 1 (0.93%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 42 (38.89%) JavaScript
2 39 (36.11%) Java
2 39 (36.11%) R
3 29 (26.85%) Python
4 14 (12.96%) Ruby
5 8 (7.41%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.70%) Perl
7 4 (3.70%) SQL
7 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) CCNP
3 1 (0.93%) CCNA
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 55 (50.93%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (37.04%) StatsD
3 31 (28.70%) Puppet
4 20 (18.52%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.70%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 40 (37.04%) Oracle
1 40 (37.04%) Citrix
2 39 (36.11%) Teradata
3 38 (35.19%) Tableau
4 37 (34.26%) Apigee
4 37 (34.26%) Mashery
5 20 (18.52%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.70%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.70%) Google
7 3 (2.78%) RightScale
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco
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