The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon EC2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 463 443 411
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -32
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 128 125 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.74% 6.93% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 68 92
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£400 £408 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +25.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £475 £495
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
UK

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

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2698 1803 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.57% 3.74% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 1166 707
Average daily rate £415 £405 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 31 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £8.68 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.50 £52.40
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 England

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

Amazon EC2 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Trend in England

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Amazon EC2
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 across the England region.

Amazon EC2 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Amazon EC2
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 65 £450 +8.76% 19
North West -17 29 £400 +3.22% 8
Yorkshire - 23 £300 - 4
South East -10 7 £569 +38.71% 6
North East - 6 £288 -
South West +8 4 £380 +4.82% 1
West Midlands -8 2 £310 - 1
East of England +4 1 - - 2
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UK

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 245 (90.41%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (54.24%) Puppet
3 114 (42.07%) DevOps
4 113 (41.70%) Linux
5 109 (40.22%) Configuration Management
6 105 (38.75%) Java
7 104 (38.38%) Amazon S3
8 100 (36.90%) Jenkins
8 100 (36.90%) Ruby
9 95 (35.06%) Python
10 94 (34.69%) Opscode Chef
11 90 (33.21%) Web Services
12 85 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
13 81 (29.89%) Apache
14 67 (24.72%) Windows
14 67 (24.72%) MySQL
14 67 (24.72%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (23.62%) nginx
16 59 (21.77%) VMware
17 58 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
18 55 (20.30%) JavaScript
19 53 (19.56%) Tomcat
20 48 (17.71%) Amazon RDS
21 47 (17.34%) Git (software)
22 46 (16.97%) UNIX
22 46 (16.97%) TDD
23 42 (15.50%) Vagrant
24 40 (14.76%) CSS
25 39 (14.39%) .NET
25 39 (14.39%) Open Source

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 81 (29.89%) Apache
2 64 (23.62%) nginx
3 53 (19.56%) Tomcat
4 37 (13.65%) IIS
5 35 (12.92%) OpenStack
6 31 (11.44%) WebSphere
7 28 (10.33%) Jetty
8 25 (9.23%) Node.js
9 12 (4.43%) Apache Spark
10 9 (3.32%) Apache Solr
11 6 (2.21%) MS Exchange
12 5 (1.85%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (1.48%) SAS
13 4 (1.48%) Confluence
14 3 (1.11%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.74%) JBoss
15 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.48%) MS Office
2 3 (1.11%) SPSS
3 2 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 245 (90.41%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (38.38%) Amazon S3
3 37 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (13.65%) Cloud Computing
4 33 (12.18%) AWS CloudFormation
4 33 (12.18%) Amazon ELB
5 32 (11.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (11.44%) Route 53
7 29 (10.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 28 (10.33%) Google App Engine
9 23 (8.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 22 (8.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (6.64%) Heroku
12 14 (5.17%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (4.43%) Amazon EMR
14 11 (4.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 9 (3.32%) CloudFront
16 8 (2.95%) SaaS
17 7 (2.58%) Amazon Glacier
18 5 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (14.02%) DNS
2 32 (11.81%) HTTP
3 29 (10.70%) DHCP
4 28 (10.33%) TCP/IP
5 23 (8.49%) Firewall
5 23 (8.49%) IPsec
5 23 (8.49%) FTP
6 20 (7.38%) Internet
7 16 (5.90%) SSL
8 11 (4.06%) VPN
9 8 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.48%) Network Security
11 2 (0.74%) SSH
11 2 (0.74%) LDAP
12 1 (0.37%) MRTG
12 1 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.37%) PPP
12 1 (0.37%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (24.72%) MySQL
2 48 (17.71%) Amazon RDS
3 28 (10.33%) MongoDB
4 26 (9.59%) NoSQL
5 22 (8.12%) Redis
6 19 (7.01%) Big Data
7 17 (6.27%) SQL Server
8 14 (5.17%) Hadoop
9 10 (3.69%) RDBMS
9 10 (3.69%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.95%) Apache Hive
11 7 (2.58%) SimpleDB
11 7 (2.58%) Couchbase
12 6 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (1.85%) Hazelcast
14 4 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (1.11%) HBase
15 3 (1.11%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 100 (36.90%) Jenkins
2 47 (17.34%) Git (software)
3 24 (8.86%) Hudson
4 22 (8.12%) Maven
5 20 (7.38%) RSpec
6 18 (6.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (5.54%) Cucumber
8 14 (5.17%) Selenium
9 12 (4.43%) JIRA
10 10 (3.69%) JUnit
10 10 (3.69%) Mockito
11 9 (3.32%) TeamCity
12 7 (2.58%) Subversion
13 3 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (1.11%) Gradle
14 1 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
14 1 (0.37%) DbUnit
14 1 (0.37%) PHPUnit
14 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
14 1 (0.37%) NSubstitute
General
1 28 (10.33%) Marketing
2 24 (8.86%) Finance
3 18 (6.64%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.95%) Electronics
4 8 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.11%) Games
7 2 (0.74%) German Language
7 2 (0.74%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.74%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.74%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (31.00%) Developer
2 63 (23.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (10.33%) Consultant
4 26 (9.59%) Java Developer
5 22 (8.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 20 (7.38%) DevOps Consultant
7 19 (7.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 19 (7.01%) Architect
8 17 (6.27%) Senior Consultant
9 13 (4.80%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (4.80%) Software Engineer
10 10 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (3.69%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.32%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (2.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.58%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
13 7 (2.58%) Cloud Software Engineer
13 7 (2.58%) Cloud Architect
13 7 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (2.58%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (33.21%) Web Services
2 40 (14.76%) CSS
3 39 (14.39%) .NET
4 34 (12.55%) HTML
5 32 (11.81%) J2EE
6 29 (10.70%) RESTful
6 29 (10.70%) REST
7 26 (9.59%) Servlets
7 26 (9.59%) Spring
8 25 (9.23%) Ruby on Rails
9 23 (8.49%) JSON
10 21 (7.75%) jQuery
11 17 (6.27%) LAMP
12 15 (5.54%) AngularJS
12 15 (5.54%) HTML5
12 15 (5.54%) Sinatra
12 15 (5.54%) Hibernate
13 14 (5.17%) XML
14 13 (4.80%) Ajax
15 12 (4.43%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.27%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.43%) Statistics
5 9 (3.32%) Clustering
6 8 (2.95%) DTV
7 7 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.58%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.21%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (2.21%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.85%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.85%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.85%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.85%) PKI
10 4 (1.48%) Xbox
10 4 (1.48%) User Experience
11 3 (1.11%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.74%) Social Network
12 2 (0.74%) Social Media
13 1 (0.37%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 113 (41.70%) Linux
2 67 (24.72%) Windows
3 46 (16.97%) UNIX
4 31 (11.44%) CentOS
5 11 (4.06%) Ubuntu
6 10 (3.69%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.95%) Android
7 8 (2.95%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.48%) Fedora
10 4 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.37%) SUSE
12 1 (0.37%) Debian
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (42.07%) DevOps
2 109 (40.22%) Configuration Management
3 85 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (24.72%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (16.97%) TDD
6 39 (14.39%) Open Source
7 34 (12.55%) Software Engineering
8 31 (11.44%) E-Commerce
9 30 (11.07%) Scrum
10 26 (9.59%) BDD
10 26 (9.59%) Auto-Scaling
11 25 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (9.23%) Kanban
12 22 (8.12%) MVC
12 22 (8.12%) Unit Testing
13 21 (7.75%) SOA
14 20 (7.38%) Load Balancing
15 17 (6.27%) Automated Testing
16 16 (5.90%) Digital Marketing
17 13 (4.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 105 (38.75%) Java
2 100 (36.90%) Ruby
3 95 (35.06%) Python
4 55 (20.30%) JavaScript
5 37 (13.65%) Bash Shell
6 34 (12.55%) PHP
7 32 (11.81%) SQL
8 18 (6.64%) PowerShell
9 14 (5.17%) Shell Script
10 12 (4.43%) Perl
11 10 (3.69%) C#
12 8 (2.95%) Scala
13 7 (2.58%) Go
14 6 (2.21%) R
15 5 (1.85%) PHP5
16 4 (1.48%) Groovy
17 3 (1.11%) Clojure
18 2 (0.74%) C++
19 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
19 1 (0.37%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 22 (8.12%) Degree
2 8 (2.95%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.48%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.06%) QA
2 3 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (8.86%) Xen
3 16 (5.90%) Docker
4 11 (4.06%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.58%) VirtualBox
6 6 (2.21%) Postfix
6 6 (2.21%) Sendmail
7 5 (1.85%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.85%) GFS2
7 5 (1.85%) OCFS2
7 5 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.48%) Apache Flume
9 3 (1.11%) vSphere
10 1 (0.37%) QEMU
10 1 (0.37%) Varnish
10 1 (0.37%) KVM
10 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 147 (54.24%) Puppet
2 94 (34.69%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (15.50%) Vagrant
4 35 (12.92%) Ansible
5 31 (11.44%) Salt
6 27 (9.96%) Nagios
7 9 (3.32%) Cacti
7 9 (3.32%) HAProxy
8 7 (2.58%) Capistrano
9 6 (2.21%) Mesos
9 6 (2.21%) SELinux
10 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.37%) Kibana
10 1 (0.37%) Opsview
10 1 (0.37%) logstash
10 1 (0.37%) OpenView
10 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 59 (21.77%) VMware
2 37 (13.65%) Oracle
3 35 (12.92%) Microsoft
4 34 (12.55%) Red Hat
5 32 (11.81%) Google
6 20 (7.38%) New Relic
7 17 (6.27%) Rackspace
8 10 (3.69%) Percona
9 9 (3.32%) Akamai
9 9 (3.32%) SAP
10 8 (2.95%) hybris
11 6 (2.21%) Netezza
11 6 (2.21%) Cisco
11 6 (2.21%) Remedy
11 6 (2.21%) Vertica
12 5 (1.85%) IBM
12 5 (1.85%) Zend
13 4 (1.48%) Teradata
13 4 (1.48%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.48%) Tableau
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