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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 180 194 215
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +21
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 14 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.71% 5.24% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 12
Average daily rate
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£435 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £384 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £344 £249
% change year-on-year
+38.18% +38.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
297 229 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.64% 3.89% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 157 147
Average daily rate £450 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.21% -5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £299 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £578 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £17.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+38.23% -44.71%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 19 (86.36%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (59.09%) Puppet
3 12 (54.55%) DevOps
4 11 (50.00%) Ruby
4 11 (50.00%) Linux
4 11 (50.00%) Python
5 8 (36.36%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
7 6 (27.27%) Finance
7 6 (27.27%) UNIX
7 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 6 (27.27%) Amazon S3
7 6 (27.27%) Docker
7 6 (27.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (22.73%) Mesos
8 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (22.73%) Apache
8 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (18.18%) LAMP
9 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (18.18%) PHP
9 4 (18.18%) SQL
9 4 (18.18%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) Web Services
9 4 (18.18%) JIRA
9 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
9 4 (18.18%) Vagrant
9 4 (18.18%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (22.73%) Apache
2 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.64%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.64%) Apache Spark
3 2 (9.09%) Jetty
3 2 (9.09%) WordPress
3 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.55%) CMS
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (86.36%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (27.27%) Amazon S3
2 6 (27.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (13.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (9.09%) Route 53
4 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (4.55%) SaaS
5 1 (4.55%) PaaS
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) SSH
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (13.64%) Big Data
4 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
4 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 2 (9.09%) MySQL
5 1 (4.55%) DB2
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.64%) Maven
4 2 (9.09%) Gradle
5 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (4.55%) EasyMock
5 1 (4.55%) Checkstyle
5 1 (4.55%) JUnit
5 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.55%) Mockito
5 1 (4.55%) Hudson
5 1 (4.55%) Redmine
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) WordPress Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Junior
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Big Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
1 4 (18.18%) LAMP
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) Spring
2 3 (13.64%) Spring Security
2 3 (13.64%) JPA
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (9.09%) REST
3 2 (9.09%) RESTful
3 2 (9.09%) Spring Web Flow
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (9.09%) JDBC
4 1 (4.55%) JSP
4 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.55%) JMS
4 1 (4.55%) Java EE
4 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) Hedge funds
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) UNIX
3 2 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Debian
4 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) DevOps
2 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Open Source
5 3 (13.64%) SOA
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
5 3 (13.64%) Microservices
5 3 (13.64%) Patch Management
6 2 (9.09%) Low Latency
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) High Availability
7 1 (4.55%) Big Data Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Python
1 11 (50.00%) Ruby
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) PHP
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) Groovy
5 1 (4.55%) Go
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Docker
2 3 (13.64%) GlusterFS
2 3 (13.64%) GFS2
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 13 (59.09%) Puppet
2 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (22.73%) Mesos
4 4 (18.18%) Ansible
4 4 (18.18%) Vagrant
5 3 (13.64%) SELinux
6 1 (4.55%) Nagios
6 1 (4.55%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Remedy
1 3 (13.64%) VMware
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
1 3 (13.64%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Informatica
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Greenplum
2 1 (4.55%) Akamai
2 1 (4.55%) Splunk
2 1 (4.55%) Talend
2 1 (4.55%) New Relic
2 1 (4.55%) SaltStack