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 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 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 469 418 416
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -2
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 126 154 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.08% 7.36% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 77 108
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £306 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +55.55%
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
3089 2093 1310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.00% 4.24% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2067 1345 920
Average daily rate £415 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 32
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £24.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -38 72 £425 +2.40% 30
North West -4 28 £488 +14.70% 6
East of England +1 7 £500 +150.00% 5
South East -24 6 £325 -5.45% 6
Yorkshire - 5 £415 - 1
South West -16 4 £378 +7.85% 3
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Amazon EC2
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Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 243 (91.70%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (52.83%) Puppet
3 128 (48.30%) DevOps
4 116 (43.77%) Linux
5 105 (39.62%) Amazon S3
6 103 (38.87%) Opscode Chef
6 103 (38.87%) Configuration Management
7 100 (37.74%) Jenkins
8 93 (35.09%) Java
9 79 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (29.06%) Apache
10 77 (29.06%) Python
11 75 (28.30%) Ruby
12 71 (26.79%) Web Services
13 64 (24.15%) Continuous Integration
14 60 (22.64%) Amazon RDS
15 57 (21.51%) MySQL
16 54 (20.38%) Tomcat
17 53 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
18 51 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 51 (19.25%) VMware
19 50 (18.87%) Windows
20 46 (17.36%) DNS
20 46 (17.36%) AWS CloudFormation
21 45 (16.98%) nginx
21 45 (16.98%) JavaScript
21 45 (16.98%) Google
22 44 (16.60%) Vagrant
23 42 (15.85%) Google Cloud Platform
23 42 (15.85%) .NET

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 77 (29.06%) Apache
2 54 (20.38%) Tomcat
3 45 (16.98%) nginx
4 39 (14.72%) IIS
5 32 (12.08%) WebSphere
5 32 (12.08%) OpenStack
6 29 (10.94%) Jetty
7 17 (6.42%) Node.js
8 13 (4.91%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.89%) JBoss
10 4 (1.51%) Drupal
10 4 (1.51%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.51%) Confluence
10 4 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.13%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.13%) SAS
11 3 (1.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.75%) CMS
12 2 (0.75%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (1.13%) SPSS
2 2 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 243 (91.70%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (39.62%) Amazon S3
3 53 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
4 46 (17.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 42 (15.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 39 (14.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 39 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 34 (12.83%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (12.83%) Route 53
8 32 (12.08%) Amazon SQS
9 30 (11.32%) Google App Engine
10 25 (9.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 22 (8.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 20 (7.55%) Amazon EMR
13 18 (6.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 11 (4.15%) Heroku
15 9 (3.40%) AWS CloudTrail
16 6 (2.26%) Amazon Glacier
16 6 (2.26%) SaaS
17 5 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (17.36%) DNS
2 39 (14.72%) HTTP
3 31 (11.70%) DHCP
4 28 (10.57%) TCP/IP
5 26 (9.81%) IPsec
6 25 (9.43%) FTP
7 22 (8.30%) Firewall
8 19 (7.17%) SSL
9 13 (4.91%) Internet
10 7 (2.64%) VPN
10 7 (2.64%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.51%) SMTP
12 3 (1.13%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.13%) SSH
12 3 (1.13%) Skype
12 3 (1.13%) Network Security
13 1 (0.38%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.38%) AMQP
13 1 (0.38%) OpenVPN
13 1 (0.38%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (22.64%) Amazon RDS
2 57 (21.51%) MySQL
3 24 (9.06%) MongoDB
4 21 (7.92%) Big Data
5 20 (7.55%) NoSQL
6 15 (5.66%) Relational Database
6 15 (5.66%) Hadoop
7 13 (4.91%) RDBMS
7 13 (4.91%) Redis
8 12 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (4.15%) SQL Server
10 10 (3.77%) Apache Hive
11 8 (3.02%) DB2
11 8 (3.02%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (3.02%) Couchbase
12 7 (2.64%) SimpleDB
13 5 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (1.13%) Sqoop
14 3 (1.13%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 100 (37.74%) Jenkins
2 39 (14.72%) Git (software)
3 27 (10.19%) Hudson
4 24 (9.06%) Maven
5 15 (5.66%) JIRA
5 15 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (3.40%) RSpec
7 8 (3.02%) Subversion
8 7 (2.64%) Selenium
9 6 (2.26%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.89%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.89%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.13%) Gradle
11 3 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.75%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.75%) Mockito
12 2 (0.75%) JUnit
13 1 (0.38%) JMeter
13 1 (0.38%) jMock
General
1 20 (7.55%) Finance
2 16 (6.04%) Marketing
3 11 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.51%) Legal
5 4 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.13%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.13%) Electronics
6 3 (1.13%) Games
7 2 (0.75%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (29.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (24.91%) Developer
3 25 (9.43%) Consultant
4 22 (8.30%) DevOps Consultant
5 21 (7.92%) Architect
6 18 (6.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 17 (6.42%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 16 (6.04%) Senior Consultant
8 16 (6.04%) Cloud Engineer
9 15 (5.66%) Java Developer
10 13 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (4.91%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (4.53%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.64%) Cloud Software Engineer
13 7 (2.64%) Operations Engineer
13 7 (2.64%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (2.64%) Senior Developer
14 6 (2.26%) Administrator
14 6 (2.26%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (26.79%) Web Services
2 42 (15.85%) .NET
3 39 (14.72%) HTML
4 37 (13.96%) J2EE
5 33 (12.45%) CSS
6 26 (9.81%) Servlets
7 22 (8.30%) LAMP
7 22 (8.30%) RESTful
8 21 (7.92%) REST
9 19 (7.17%) Ruby on Rails
10 16 (6.04%) JSON
11 15 (5.66%) Spring
12 14 (5.28%) HTML5
12 14 (5.28%) jQuery
13 12 (4.53%) AngularJS
14 9 (3.40%) Sinatra
15 8 (3.02%) Hibernate
16 7 (2.64%) JSP
16 7 (2.64%) POSIX
16 7 (2.64%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.04%) Computer Science
2 13 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.15%) Statistics
4 7 (2.64%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.89%) PKI
6 5 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.89%) MPEG
7 4 (1.51%) Clustering
7 4 (1.51%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.51%) Xbox
8 3 (1.13%) User Experience
8 3 (1.13%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.13%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.13%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.13%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.13%) DTV
9 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 116 (43.77%) Linux
2 50 (18.87%) Windows
3 33 (12.45%) UNIX
4 32 (12.08%) CentOS
5 14 (5.28%) Ubuntu
6 8 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.26%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.13%) Debian
10 2 (0.75%) Android
10 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.38%) Fedora
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (48.30%) DevOps
2 103 (38.87%) Configuration Management
3 79 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (24.15%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (14.34%) TDD
6 36 (13.58%) Open Source
7 34 (12.83%) Scrum
8 28 (10.57%) Software Engineering
9 27 (10.19%) E-Commerce
10 24 (9.06%) Unit Testing
10 24 (9.06%) Auto-Scaling
11 21 (7.92%) Automated Testing
12 19 (7.17%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (5.66%) Kanban
14 13 (4.91%) MVC
15 12 (4.53%) Load Balancing
15 12 (4.53%) BDD
16 11 (4.15%) Analytics
16 11 (4.15%) Digital Marketing
16 11 (4.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 93 (35.09%) Java
2 77 (29.06%) Python
3 75 (28.30%) Ruby
4 45 (16.98%) JavaScript
5 35 (13.21%) Bash Shell
6 30 (11.32%) PHP
7 29 (10.94%) SQL
8 13 (4.91%) Perl
8 13 (4.91%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.02%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.64%) C#
10 7 (2.64%) Scala
11 6 (2.26%) R
12 4 (1.51%) Go
13 3 (1.13%) Groovy
14 2 (0.75%) PHP5
14 2 (0.75%) VB
15 1 (0.38%) C++
15 1 (0.38%) C
15 1 (0.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 18 (6.79%) Degree
2 8 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.13%) RHCE
4 3 (1.13%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.55%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.42%) Docker
3 16 (6.04%) Xen
4 7 (2.64%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.89%) VirtualBox
6 4 (1.51%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.13%) OCFS2
7 3 (1.13%) GlusterFS
7 3 (1.13%) GFS2
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.75%) vSphere
9 1 (0.38%) Gluster
9 1 (0.38%) Varnish
9 1 (0.38%) Firmware
9 1 (0.38%) NFS
9 1 (0.38%) KVM
9 1 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.38%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 140 (52.83%) Puppet
2 103 (38.87%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (16.60%) Vagrant
4 34 (12.83%) Ansible
5 22 (8.30%) Salt
6 21 (7.92%) Nagios
7 11 (4.15%) Mesos
8 8 (3.02%) HAProxy
9 7 (2.64%) Cacti
10 4 (1.51%) SELinux
11 1 (0.38%) logstash
11 1 (0.38%) Kibana
11 1 (0.38%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.38%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 51 (19.25%) VMware
2 45 (16.98%) Google
3 36 (13.58%) Microsoft
4 34 (12.83%) Red Hat
5 27 (10.19%) Oracle
6 20 (7.55%) New Relic
7 18 (6.79%) Rackspace
8 7 (2.64%) hybris
9 6 (2.26%) Netezza
9 6 (2.26%) Zend
9 6 (2.26%) Vertica
10 5 (1.89%) Tableau
10 5 (1.89%) Akamai
10 5 (1.89%) IBM
11 4 (1.51%) Remedy
11 4 (1.51%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.51%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.13%) RightScale
12 3 (1.13%) Percona
12 3 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
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