The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon EC2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon EC2 over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 88 64 46
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -18
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 1 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.100% 1.81% 3.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.47% 19.35% 60.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 9
Median daily rate £550 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +6.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Amazon EC2
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
68 93 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.77% 9.37% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 70 16
Median daily rate £450 £525 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.56 £25.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-25.78% +96.07%

Amazon EC2
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Amazon EC2 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Amazon EC2 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 across the Cheshire region.

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Amazon EC2
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 3 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Hudson
2 2 (66.67%) Route 53
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (33.33%) Python

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (66.67%) Route 53
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Hudson
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat