The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 324 326 339
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 96 93 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.37% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.49% 14.51% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 59 41
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £363 £198
% change year-on-year
+15.86% +83.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Amazon EC2
England

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

Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1012 641 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.23% 2.57% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 458 237
Average daily rate £450 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £71.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -42.95%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +9 19 £438 +12.17% 6
Hammersmith - - - -
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 142 (71.36%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (55.28%) Puppet
3 107 (53.77%) Linux
4 103 (51.76%) Python
5 93 (46.73%) Ruby
5 93 (46.73%) DevOps
6 80 (40.20%) UNIX
7 74 (37.19%) Web Services
8 68 (34.17%) Opscode Chef
9 67 (33.67%) Java
10 66 (33.17%) Amazon S3
11 60 (30.15%) Configuration Management
11 60 (30.15%) VMware
12 57 (28.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 54 (27.14%) Oracle
13 54 (27.14%) Bash Shell
14 52 (26.13%) MySQL
14 52 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
15 47 (23.62%) SOA
16 45 (22.61%) Apache
17 42 (21.11%) Red Hat
17 42 (21.11%) LAMP
18 41 (20.60%) WebSphere
19 40 (20.10%) Oracle RAC
19 40 (20.10%) WebLogic
19 40 (20.10%) Open Source
20 39 (19.60%) SELinux
20 39 (19.60%) Clustering
21 38 (19.10%) WebSphere MQ
21 38 (19.10%) IBM

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 45 (22.61%) Apache
2 41 (20.60%) WebSphere
3 40 (20.10%) WebLogic
4 32 (16.08%) Tomcat
5 24 (12.06%) nginx
6 18 (9.05%) Apache Solr
7 17 (8.54%) Node.js
8 15 (7.54%) Drupal
8 15 (7.54%) Apache Spark
9 14 (7.04%) OpenStack
10 8 (4.02%) IIS
11 7 (3.52%) CMS
12 6 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (1.51%) JBoss
13 3 (1.51%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (1.51%) Jetty
14 2 (1.01%) WordPress
14 2 (1.01%) Liferay
14 2 (1.01%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (2.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (10.05%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 142 (71.36%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (33.17%) Amazon S3
3 23 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (7.54%) Amazon ELB
5 12 (6.03%) Amazon EMR
6 10 (5.03%) Joyent
7 6 (3.02%) ElastiCache
7 6 (3.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (3.02%) Heroku
8 5 (2.51%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.01%) Route 53
9 4 (2.01%) SaaS
10 3 (1.51%) Google App Engine
10 3 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.01%) PaaS
11 2 (1.01%) CloudFront
11 2 (1.01%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.02%) Firewall
1 6 (3.02%) IPsec
2 5 (2.51%) DNS
2 5 (2.51%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.01%) HTTP
4 3 (1.51%) LAN
4 3 (1.51%) WAN
4 3 (1.51%) DHCP
4 3 (1.51%) FTP
4 3 (1.51%) BIG-IP
4 3 (1.51%) VLAN
5 2 (1.01%) Internet
5 2 (1.01%) DAB
5 2 (1.01%) LDAP
6 1 (0.50%) VPN
6 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.50%) SSL
6 1 (0.50%) MRTG
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (26.13%) MySQL
2 38 (19.10%) Oracle Exadata
3 27 (13.57%) MongoDB
4 26 (13.07%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (12.06%) Hadoop
6 20 (10.05%) Big Data
7 18 (9.05%) NoSQL
8 12 (6.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (3.52%) Redis
12 6 (3.02%) SQL Server
13 5 (2.51%) Apache Hive
13 5 (2.51%) Relational Database
14 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database
14 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
16 2 (1.01%) JasperReports
16 2 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 29 (14.57%) JIRA
2 28 (14.07%) Git (software)
3 27 (13.57%) Jenkins
4 20 (10.05%) Subversion
5 12 (6.03%) Maven
6 11 (5.53%) PHPUnit
7 9 (4.52%) NUnit
8 7 (3.52%) Hudson
9 6 (3.02%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.01%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (1.01%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.01%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.50%) JUnit
11 1 (0.50%) Selenium
11 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.50%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.50%) Mockito
11 1 (0.50%) RSpec
11 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (12.06%) Finance
2 18 (9.05%) Financial Institution
3 9 (4.52%) Marketing
4 5 (2.51%) Advertising
5 3 (1.51%) Publishing
5 3 (1.51%) Banking
6 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.01%) Games
6 2 (1.01%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Billing
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (30.15%) Developer
2 25 (12.56%) Linux Engineer
3 20 (10.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (9.55%) Consultant
4 19 (9.55%) Systems Engineer
4 19 (9.55%) Java Developer
5 16 (8.04%) Senior Consultant
6 15 (7.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (7.04%) DevOps Consultant
8 12 (6.03%) Drupal Developer
9 10 (5.03%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.52%) Administrator
11 8 (4.02%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.02%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) Software Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) Development Engineer
12 7 (3.52%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (3.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 6 (3.02%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (37.19%) Web Services
2 42 (21.11%) LAMP
3 38 (19.10%) WebSphere MQ
4 21 (10.55%) HTML
5 20 (10.05%) Middleware
6 17 (8.54%) CSS
7 14 (7.04%) Memcached
8 13 (6.53%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (6.53%) Spring
9 10 (5.03%) REST
10 9 (4.52%) Ajax
10 9 (4.52%) RESTful
11 8 (4.02%) Apache Avro
12 7 (3.52%) Django
12 7 (3.52%) JSF
12 7 (3.52%) .NET
12 7 (3.52%) J2EE
13 6 (3.02%) Hibernate
13 6 (3.02%) JSON
13 6 (3.02%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.10%) Open Source
2 39 (19.60%) Clustering
3 28 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (9.05%) Hedge funds
5 13 (6.53%) Taxonomies
6 9 (4.52%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.52%) Digital Media
7 7 (3.52%) Data Structures
8 6 (3.02%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (2.51%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.51%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.51%) Social Media
10 3 (1.51%) Blog
10 3 (1.51%) Replication
11 2 (1.01%) Streaming Video
11 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.01%) Online Games
11 2 (1.01%) Video on Demand
12 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 107 (53.77%) Linux
2 80 (40.20%) UNIX
3 39 (19.60%) SELinux
4 19 (9.55%) CentOS
5 17 (8.54%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (5.03%) Windows
8 9 (4.52%) Ubuntu
8 9 (4.52%) Android
9 6 (3.02%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.01%) Debian
11 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.01%) VMS
11 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.50%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.50%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (46.73%) DevOps
2 60 (30.15%) Configuration Management
3 52 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (23.62%) SOA
5 37 (18.59%) TDD
6 28 (14.07%) BDD
7 27 (13.57%) Scrum
8 26 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (9.55%) High Availability
9 19 (9.55%) MVC
10 18 (9.05%) Kanban
11 17 (8.54%) Software Engineering
12 16 (8.04%) Load Balancing
12 16 (8.04%) E-Commerce
13 15 (7.54%) Automated Testing
14 11 (5.53%) MapReduce
14 11 (5.53%) Unit Testing
15 10 (5.03%) OO
16 9 (4.52%) OOP
17 8 (4.02%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 103 (51.76%) Python
2 93 (46.73%) Ruby
3 67 (33.67%) Java
4 54 (27.14%) Bash Shell
5 34 (17.09%) PHP
6 24 (12.06%) Perl
7 23 (11.56%) SQL
8 17 (8.54%) JavaScript
9 10 (5.03%) Scala
10 7 (3.52%) C#
11 4 (2.01%) Groovy
11 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.01%) Clojure
12 3 (1.51%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.51%) C++
13 2 (1.01%) C
13 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.50%) VBA
14 1 (0.50%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 11 (5.53%) Degree
2 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.50%) PhD
2 1 (0.50%) RHCE
2 1 (0.50%) RHCT
2 1 (0.50%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.01%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (28.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (20.10%) Oracle RAC
3 20 (10.05%) vCloud
4 17 (8.54%) VMware ESX
5 14 (7.04%) Varnish
6 3 (1.51%) Xen
7 2 (1.01%) Docker
8 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 110 (55.28%) Puppet
2 68 (34.17%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (18.59%) Nagios
4 19 (9.55%) Ansible
5 17 (8.54%) Vagrant
6 15 (7.54%) Salt
7 13 (6.53%) Cacti
8 2 (1.01%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.01%) OpenSSO
8 2 (1.01%) Mesos
9 1 (0.50%) Opsview
9 1 (0.50%) logstash
9 1 (0.50%) SmokePing
9 1 (0.50%) StatsD
9 1 (0.50%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.50%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 60 (30.15%) VMware
2 54 (27.14%) Oracle
3 42 (21.11%) Red Hat
4 38 (19.10%) IBM
5 24 (12.06%) Remedy
6 22 (11.06%) New Relic
7 19 (9.55%) Rackspace
8 14 (7.04%) Microsoft
9 12 (6.03%) Percona
10 8 (4.02%) Sun
11 6 (3.02%) Google
12 3 (1.51%) Citrix
12 3 (1.51%) F5
13 2 (1.01%) Adobe
13 2 (1.01%) SAP
13 2 (1.01%) Cisco
13 2 (1.01%) BEA
14 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.50%) Zend
14 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds
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