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 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 Web Services (AWS)
Rank 71 82 58
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 16 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.15% 0.32% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.21% 13.79% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £418 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +19.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £424 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +54.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -7.57%
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
43 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.08% 2.33% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 2
Average daily rate £400 £418 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +26.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -52.29%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 17 (62.96%) Java
2 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
3 12 (44.44%) Python
3 12 (44.44%) Finance
3 12 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (44.44%) Hadoop
3 12 (44.44%) Apache Hive
3 12 (44.44%) Apache Pig
3 12 (44.44%) Amazon EMR
3 12 (44.44%) Amazon Kinesis
4 11 (40.74%) Apache
5 10 (37.04%) UNIX
5 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
5 10 (37.04%) BDD
6 9 (33.33%) TDD
6 9 (33.33%) Banking
6 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (29.63%) Maven
7 8 (29.63%) Ant
7 8 (29.63%) Tomcat
7 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
7 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
7 8 (29.63%) Gradle
7 8 (29.63%) Hudson
7 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
8 7 (25.93%) DevOps
8 7 (25.93%) RESTful
8 7 (25.93%) Open Source

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (44.44%) Apache Pig
2 11 (40.74%) Apache
3 8 (29.63%) Tomcat
4 4 (14.81%) JBoss
5 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Amazon EMR
1 12 (44.44%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
3 1 (3.70%) Heroku
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) SSL
1 1 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (44.44%) Hadoop
1 12 (44.44%) Apache Hive
2 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
2 8 (29.63%) Maven
2 8 (29.63%) Ant
2 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
2 8 (29.63%) Gradle
2 8 (29.63%) Hudson
2 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
3 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
3 5 (18.52%) Selenium
4 4 (14.81%) Appium
4 4 (14.81%) Calabash
5 3 (11.11%) Xcode
5 3 (11.11%) JIRA
6 2 (7.41%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Hadoop Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
4 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
4 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Development Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Development Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) RESTful
1 7 (25.93%) Web Services
1 7 (25.93%) JSON
2 6 (22.22%) JSP
3 5 (18.52%) HTML
3 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 4 (14.81%) REST
5 2 (7.41%) Spring
6 1 (3.70%) JAX-RS
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE
6 1 (3.70%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) SOAP
6 1 (3.70%) J2SE
6 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) UNIX
2 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
2 5 (18.52%) Android
3 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (37.04%) BDD
2 9 (33.33%) TDD
2 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.93%) DevOps
4 7 (25.93%) Open Source
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Android Development
6 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
6 3 (11.11%) ATDD
6 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 17 (62.96%) Java
2 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
3 12 (44.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Graphite
1 1 (3.70%) StatsD
1 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Ganglia
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Twitter
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat