The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon AWS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 80 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 10 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.47% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.30% 15.79% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
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
Scotland

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

Cloud Services Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
33 38 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.05% 2.97% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 9
Average daily rate £383 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £218 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £470 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Edinburgh

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

Amazon AWS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 18 (56.25%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (37.50%) Apache
3 12 (37.50%) Python
3 12 (37.50%) Hadoop
3 12 (37.50%) Apache Hive
3 12 (37.50%) Apache Pig
3 12 (37.50%) Amazon EMR
3 12 (37.50%) Amazon Kinesis
4 11 (34.38%) Web Services
4 11 (34.38%) Finance
5 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
6 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (25.00%) Banking
6 8 (25.00%) Maven
6 8 (25.00%) Hudson
6 8 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 8 (25.00%) Open Source
6 8 (25.00%) UNIX
7 7 (21.88%) Tomcat
7 7 (21.88%) TDD
7 7 (21.88%) BDD
7 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (18.75%) Gradle
8 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
8 6 (18.75%) Test Automation

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 12 (37.50%) Apache
1 12 (37.50%) Apache Pig
2 7 (21.88%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.38%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.25%) JBoss
4 2 (6.25%) Confluence
5 1 (3.13%) Node.js
5 1 (3.13%) IIS
5 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Amazon EMR
1 12 (37.50%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (9.38%) Office 365
3 2 (6.25%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) PaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Heroku
4 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
1 3 (9.38%) VPN
1 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) SSH
2 2 (6.25%) DHCP
2 2 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (37.50%) Hadoop
1 12 (37.50%) Apache Hive
2 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
3 4 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.00%) Maven
2 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (25.00%) Hudson
3 6 (18.75%) Gradle
3 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 6 (18.75%) Ant
4 5 (15.63%) JIRA
5 3 (9.38%) Selenium
5 3 (9.38%) Xcode
5 3 (9.38%) Calabash
5 3 (9.38%) Appium
5 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.25%) SonarQube
6 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.13%) Grunt
7 1 (3.13%) gulp
7 1 (3.13%) WebStorm
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Games
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Developer
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Hadoop Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Build Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) JSP
2 5 (15.63%) JSON
2 5 (15.63%) RESTful
3 4 (12.50%) REST
3 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) J2EE
3 4 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (6.25%) J2SE
4 2 (6.25%) Spring
4 2 (6.25%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.13%) JAX-RS
5 1 (3.13%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) UNIX
2 6 (18.75%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Android
4 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (25.00%) Open Source
2 8 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (21.88%) BDD
3 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (21.88%) TDD
4 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) DevOps
4 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.50%) Mobile First
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.38%) Release Management
6 3 (9.38%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Android Development
6 3 (9.38%) iOS Development
6 3 (9.38%) ATDD
6 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (37.50%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
1 3 (9.38%) XenApp
1 3 (9.38%) vSphere
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
1 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) StatsD
2 1 (3.13%) Graphite
2 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix
2 3 (9.38%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Remedy
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter