The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon EC2 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 EC2 over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 81 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.16% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.64% 9.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £424 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-20.62% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Amazon EC2
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
47 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.20% 1.71% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 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 £392 £375 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £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 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -11.86%

Amazon EC2
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Amazon EC2 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 7 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) JBoss
2 5 (71.43%) Tomcat
2 5 (71.43%) Spring
2 5 (71.43%) RESTful
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (57.14%) JSON
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) JSP
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Mercurial
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Puppet
5 2 (28.57%) IaaS
5 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 2 (28.57%) SonarQube
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Refactoring
5 2 (28.57%) J2EE
5 2 (28.57%) J2SE
6 1 (14.29%) HTTP
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) DNS

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (71.43%) JBoss
1 5 (71.43%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
3 1 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Mercurial
3 2 (28.57%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Spring
1 5 (71.43%) RESTful
2 4 (57.14%) JSON
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) JSP
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) J2SE
5 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) JAX-RS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
1 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Refactoring
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) StatsD
2 1 (14.29%) Graphite
2 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
2 1 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) Ganglia