The first table below looks at the demand for Amazon EC2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon EC2 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 358 337 386
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +49
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 54 52 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.90% 11.35% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 32
Average daily rate £425 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £258 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
783 458 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.24% 2.12% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 331 337
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £16.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £31.85 £76.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Amazon EC2 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Trend in London

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Histogram in London

Amazon EC2
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Amazon EC2 Hourly Rate Trend in London

Amazon EC2
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -21 10 £375 -16.66% 10
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 79 (59.40%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (52.63%) Linux
3 69 (51.88%) Puppet
4 58 (43.61%) Opscode Chef
5 54 (40.60%) MySQL
6 48 (36.09%) Amazon S3
7 47 (35.34%) Java
8 43 (32.33%) Ruby
9 41 (30.83%) Web Services
10 39 (29.32%) Git (software)
11 38 (28.57%) Configuration Management
12 37 (27.82%) UNIX
13 34 (25.56%) Apache
14 32 (24.06%) Red Hat
14 32 (24.06%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (22.56%) Scrum
16 28 (21.05%) Python
16 28 (21.05%) DNS
16 28 (21.05%) PHP
17 27 (20.30%) TDD
17 27 (20.30%) Cloud Computing
18 26 (19.55%) Subversion
18 26 (19.55%) Tomcat
18 26 (19.55%) VMware
19 25 (18.80%) Nagios
19 25 (18.80%) TCP/IP
19 25 (18.80%) Jenkins
20 24 (18.05%) Open Source
20 24 (18.05%) BDD

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 34 (25.56%) Apache
2 26 (19.55%) Tomcat
3 21 (15.79%) Drupal
4 18 (13.53%) nginx
5 13 (9.77%) WebSphere
5 13 (9.77%) Apache Solr
6 9 (6.77%) WebLogic
6 9 (6.77%) IIS
7 8 (6.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (5.26%) CMS
9 5 (3.76%) WordPress
10 4 (3.01%) Joomla!
10 4 (3.01%) Jetty
10 4 (3.01%) Apache Pig
10 4 (3.01%) Node.js
11 3 (2.26%) OpenStack
11 3 (2.26%) Adobe CQ
11 3 (2.26%) Magnolia
12 2 (1.50%) Confluence
12 2 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 79 (59.40%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (36.09%) Amazon S3
3 27 (20.30%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (9.02%) Amazon ELB
5 11 (8.27%) Joyent
6 10 (7.52%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (6.77%) Google App Engine
8 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (4.51%) SaaS
9 6 (4.51%) Route 53
9 6 (4.51%) CloudFront
10 4 (3.01%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (2.26%) PaaS
12 2 (1.50%) IaaS
13 1 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.75%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.05%) DNS
2 25 (18.80%) TCP/IP
3 13 (9.77%) HTTP
4 12 (9.02%) SAN
5 10 (7.52%) SSL
6 9 (6.77%) NAS
6 9 (6.77%) FTP
7 6 (4.51%) IPsec
7 6 (4.51%) DHCP
8 4 (3.01%) Firewall
9 1 (0.75%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.75%) VPN
9 1 (0.75%) LDAP
9 1 (0.75%) SMTP
9 1 (0.75%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (40.60%) MySQL
2 19 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 18 (13.53%) NoSQL
4 11 (8.27%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (6.77%) SQL Server
5 9 (6.77%) Redis
6 8 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (3.76%) Big Data
8 5 (3.76%) Hadoop
8 5 (3.76%) Apache Hive
8 5 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (3.01%) HBase
10 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.50%) Sqoop
11 1 (0.75%) Mahout
11 1 (0.75%) InfiniDB
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (29.32%) Git (software)
2 26 (19.55%) Subversion
3 25 (18.80%) Jenkins
4 16 (12.03%) JIRA
5 10 (7.52%) Cucumber
5 10 (7.52%) PHPUnit
6 8 (6.02%) Gerrit
6 8 (6.02%) Ant
6 8 (6.02%) Maven
6 8 (6.02%) Mercurial
6 8 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.02%) TeamCity
6 8 (6.02%) AnthillPro
7 7 (5.26%) JMeter
8 4 (3.01%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (3.01%) FishEye
9 3 (2.26%) Behat
10 2 (1.50%) NUnit
10 2 (1.50%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.50%) Grunt
General
1 5 (3.76%) Finance
2 3 (2.26%) Advertising
3 2 (1.50%) Publishing
4 1 (0.75%) Marketing
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.75%) Billing
4 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.75%) Back Office
4 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (34.59%) Developer
2 26 (19.55%) Administrator
3 15 (11.28%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (9.77%) Consultant
4 13 (9.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) UNIX Administrator
6 10 (7.52%) Architect
6 10 (7.52%) Senior UNIX Administrator
6 10 (7.52%) Drupal Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Deployment Manager
9 7 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Scala Developer
11 5 (3.76%) UNIX Consultant
11 5 (3.76%) Senior UNIX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (30.83%) Web Services
2 20 (15.04%) J2EE
2 20 (15.04%) Ruby on Rails
3 17 (12.78%) LAMP
4 14 (10.53%) HTML
4 14 (10.53%) CSS
4 14 (10.53%) Memcached
5 13 (9.77%) .NET
6 10 (7.52%) ActiveMQ
7 9 (6.77%) jQuery
8 8 (6.02%) XML
9 7 (5.26%) Lucene
10 6 (4.51%) Middleware
10 6 (4.51%) JSON
11 5 (3.76%) Sinatra
12 4 (3.01%) Servlets
12 4 (3.01%) RESTful
12 4 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (3.01%) REST
12 4 (3.01%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.05%) Open Source
2 16 (12.03%) Clustering
3 10 (7.52%) Taxonomies
4 5 (3.76%) Replication
5 2 (1.50%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.50%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.50%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.75%) Social Media
6 1 (0.75%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 70 (52.63%) Linux
2 37 (27.82%) UNIX
3 18 (13.53%) Ubuntu
4 15 (11.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (10.53%) Debian
6 13 (9.77%) CentOS
6 13 (9.77%) Solaris
7 8 (6.02%) Windows
8 4 (3.01%) Android
8 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.75%) OpenSolaris
10 1 (0.75%) AIX
10 1 (0.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 32 (24.06%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (22.56%) Scrum
4 27 (20.30%) TDD
5 24 (18.05%) BDD
6 18 (13.53%) Kanban
7 14 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 10 (7.52%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.77%) Problem Management
9 9 (6.77%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.77%) SOA
9 9 (6.77%) ETL
10 8 (6.02%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.51%) MVC
11 6 (4.51%) TOGAF
11 6 (4.51%) Pair Programming
11 6 (4.51%) Load Balancing
12 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Architecture
13 4 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.34%) Java
2 43 (32.33%) Ruby
3 28 (21.05%) Python
3 28 (21.05%) PHP
4 21 (15.79%) Perl
5 19 (14.29%) SQL
6 17 (12.78%) Bash Shell
7 15 (11.28%) JavaScript
8 12 (9.02%) Shell Script
9 11 (8.27%) Scala
10 9 (6.77%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.76%) Groovy
12 2 (1.50%) C++
12 2 (1.50%) Golang
13 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.75%) C-shell
13 1 (0.75%) Clojure
13 1 (0.75%) XPath
13 1 (0.75%) Korn
13 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (0.75%) Degree
1 1 (0.75%) RHCT
1 1 (0.75%) LPIC
1 1 (0.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (11.28%) Varnish
1 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.02%) NFS
2 12 (9.02%) Sendmail
3 11 (8.27%) Samba
4 10 (7.52%) Xen
5 9 (6.77%) vCloud
6 4 (3.01%) VirtualBox
7 3 (2.26%) KVM
7 3 (2.26%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.75%) qmail
8 1 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.75%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.75%) Squid
8 1 (0.75%) Snort
8 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 69 (51.88%) Puppet
2 58 (43.61%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (18.80%) Nagios
4 15 (11.28%) Ganglia
5 8 (6.02%) Vagrant
6 5 (3.76%) Ansible
6 5 (3.76%) Capistrano
7 2 (1.50%) Cacti
7 2 (1.50%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.75%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.75%) Oozie
8 1 (0.75%) YUM
8 1 (0.75%) Nessus
Vendors
1 32 (24.06%) Red Hat
2 26 (19.55%) VMware
3 20 (15.04%) Oracle
4 12 (9.02%) Rackspace
5 11 (8.27%) Google
5 11 (8.27%) Sun
5 11 (8.27%) EMC
5 11 (8.27%) Splunk
6 6 (4.51%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.26%) New Relic
7 3 (2.26%) hybris
7 3 (2.26%) Adobe
7 3 (2.26%) Interwoven
8 2 (1.50%) Teradata
8 2 (1.50%) Cisco
8 2 (1.50%) Greenplum
8 2 (1.50%) Netezza
8 2 (1.50%) Percona
9 1 (0.75%) Tableau
9 1 (0.75%) F5
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 days ago