The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon EC2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon EC2 over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 183 189 198
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 8 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.52% 7.48% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £335 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £465 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £394 £275
% change year-on-year
-17.46% +43.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Amazon EC2
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Cloud Services Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
317 214 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.87% 3.59% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 169 105
Average daily rate £450 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £28.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 - £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 - £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -52.29%

Amazon EC2
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Amazon EC2 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Amazon EC2 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 EC2.

1 22 (78.57%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (32.14%) Linux
4 9 (32.14%) Amazon S3
5 8 (28.57%) Puppet
5 8 (28.57%) Ruby
5 8 (28.57%) Apache
5 8 (28.57%) Python
5 8 (28.57%) Java
5 8 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (28.57%) DevOps
6 7 (25.00%) Oracle
6 7 (25.00%) SOA
6 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (21.43%) Hadoop
7 6 (21.43%) JIRA
7 6 (21.43%) UNIX
7 6 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (21.43%) Big Data
7 6 (21.43%) Apache Spark
8 5 (17.86%) GlusterFS
8 5 (17.86%) GFS2
8 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
8 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
8 5 (17.86%) SDLC
8 5 (17.86%) High Availability
8 5 (17.86%) Analytics

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Amazon EC2 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 EC2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) Apache
2 6 (21.43%) Apache Spark
3 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
3 5 (17.86%) WebSphere
4 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 2 (7.14%) Jetty
6 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (3.57%) JBoss
6 1 (3.57%) nginx
6 1 (3.57%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (78.57%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (32.14%) Amazon S3
3 6 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (14.29%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (10.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (10.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (3.57%) Route 53
7 1 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (3.57%) SaaS
7 1 (3.57%) PaaS
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (3.57%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (21.43%) Hadoop
2 6 (21.43%) Big Data
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (10.71%) Apache Hive
5 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 2 (7.14%) MySQL
6 1 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (3.57%) Redis
6 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) Maven
3 3 (10.71%) TeamCity
4 2 (7.14%) Hudson
4 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 2 (7.14%) Gradle
5 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Financial Institution
3 4 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Developer
1 6 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Development Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Data Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Big Data Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Hadoop Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (14.29%) RESTful
2 4 (14.29%) Spring
3 3 (10.71%) Web Services
4 2 (7.14%) JPA
4 2 (7.14%) Spring Security
4 2 (7.14%) Spring Web Flow
4 2 (7.14%) JDBC
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Avro
5 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.57%) HTML
5 1 (3.57%) SOAP
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.57%) JSF
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) Guice
5 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
2 5 (17.86%) Clustering
2 5 (17.86%) Hedge funds
3 2 (7.14%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) UNIX
3 5 (17.86%) Android
3 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (10.71%) Windows
5 2 (7.14%) CentOS
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) SOA
3 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
4 5 (17.86%) SDLC
4 5 (17.86%) High Availability
4 5 (17.86%) Analytics
4 5 (17.86%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.86%) Software Architecture
5 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) MapReduce
6 3 (10.71%) B2C
6 3 (10.71%) TDD
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Ruby
1 8 (28.57%) Python
1 8 (28.57%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) C#
4 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) Groovy
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) GlusterFS
1 5 (17.86%) GFS2
1 5 (17.86%) OCFS2
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Puppet
2 5 (17.86%) SELinux
3 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.71%) Mesos
4 2 (7.14%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.57%) Ansible
5 1 (3.57%) logstash
5 1 (3.57%) Opsview
5 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) IBM
2 5 (17.86%) Remedy
2 5 (17.86%) VMware
2 5 (17.86%) Akamai
3 2 (7.14%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Teradata