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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 334 338 321
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 75 86 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.35% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.76% 13.05% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 55 49
Average daily rate
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£450 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -5.51%
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
967 659 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.19% 2.72% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 457 276
Average daily rate £450 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 2
Average hourly rate £21.56 £16.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.71% -64.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +13 19 £450 +16.94% 3
Hammersmith - - - -
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 119 (70.41%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (56.80%) Puppet
3 92 (54.44%) Linux
4 89 (52.66%) Python
5 79 (46.75%) DevOps
6 75 (44.38%) Ruby
7 67 (39.64%) UNIX
7 67 (39.64%) Opscode Chef
8 64 (37.87%) Web Services
9 59 (34.91%) Amazon S3
10 55 (32.54%) MySQL
11 53 (31.36%) Configuration Management
12 51 (30.18%) Java
13 45 (26.63%) Red Hat
13 45 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (26.04%) LAMP
14 44 (26.04%) VMware
14 44 (26.04%) Apache
15 42 (24.85%) Open Source
15 42 (24.85%) Bash Shell
16 41 (24.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (23.67%) Oracle
18 36 (21.30%) PHP
19 34 (20.12%) SOA
19 34 (20.12%) Nagios
20 33 (19.53%) TDD
21 30 (17.75%) WebSphere
21 30 (17.75%) nginx
21 30 (17.75%) Clustering
22 29 (17.16%) Oracle RAC

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 44 (26.04%) Apache
2 30 (17.75%) WebSphere
2 30 (17.75%) nginx
3 28 (16.57%) WebLogic
4 24 (14.20%) Tomcat
5 19 (11.24%) Apache Solr
6 17 (10.06%) Apache Spark
7 15 (8.88%) Drupal
8 11 (6.51%) Node.js
9 10 (5.92%) OpenStack
10 7 (4.14%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (3.55%) CMS
11 6 (3.55%) IIS
12 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.78%) Jetty
12 3 (1.78%) JBoss
12 3 (1.78%) MS Exchange
13 2 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.59%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (1.78%) MS Office
1 3 (1.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 119 (70.41%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (34.91%) Amazon S3
3 17 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (7.69%) Amazon EMR
5 11 (6.51%) Joyent
6 8 (4.73%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (3.55%) Heroku
8 5 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.37%) Route 53
9 4 (2.37%) SaaS
10 3 (1.78%) PaaS
10 3 (1.78%) Google App Engine
10 3 (1.78%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (1.18%) ElastiCache
12 1 (0.59%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.73%) TCP/IP
1 8 (4.73%) DNS
1 8 (4.73%) Firewall
2 6 (3.55%) IPsec
3 4 (2.37%) HTTP
4 3 (1.78%) VLAN
4 3 (1.78%) BIG-IP
4 3 (1.78%) DHCP
4 3 (1.78%) FTP
5 2 (1.18%) MRTG
5 2 (1.18%) DAB
5 2 (1.18%) Internet
5 2 (1.18%) LAN
5 2 (1.18%) WAN
6 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.59%) SSL
6 1 (0.59%) LDAP
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (32.54%) MySQL
2 27 (15.98%) MongoDB
2 27 (15.98%) Oracle Exadata
3 25 (14.79%) Hadoop
4 20 (11.83%) Big Data
5 18 (10.65%) NoSQL
6 16 (9.47%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.55%) Apache Hive
10 5 (2.96%) SQL Server
11 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.37%) Redis
12 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.18%) Voldemort
13 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (16.57%) Git (software)
2 22 (13.02%) Jenkins
3 18 (10.65%) Subversion
4 15 (8.88%) JIRA
5 12 (7.10%) PHPUnit
5 12 (7.10%) Maven
6 7 (4.14%) NUnit
7 4 (2.37%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.37%) Hudson
8 1 (0.59%) Selenium
8 1 (0.59%) RSpec
8 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.59%) JUnit
8 1 (0.59%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.59%) Mockito
8 1 (0.59%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.59%) Grunt
8 1 (0.59%) Yeoman
General
1 16 (9.47%) Finance
2 12 (7.10%) Financial Institution
3 9 (5.33%) Marketing
4 4 (2.37%) Advertising
4 4 (2.37%) Publishing
5 2 (1.18%) Games
5 2 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Billing
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (31.95%) Developer
2 17 (10.06%) Cloud Engineer
2 17 (10.06%) Linux Engineer
3 16 (9.47%) Consultant
4 15 (8.88%) Java Developer
5 13 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
5 13 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (7.10%) Senior Consultant
7 10 (5.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.92%) DevOps Consultant
7 10 (5.92%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Administrator
8 9 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) Android Developer
10 6 (3.55%) Development Engineer
11 5 (2.96%) Linux Support
11 5 (2.96%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (37.87%) Web Services
2 44 (26.04%) LAMP
3 27 (15.98%) WebSphere MQ
4 17 (10.06%) HTML
5 15 (8.88%) Memcached
5 15 (8.88%) Middleware
5 15 (8.88%) CSS
6 14 (8.28%) ActiveMQ
7 10 (5.92%) Spring
8 9 (5.33%) Apache Avro
9 8 (4.73%) RESTful
9 8 (4.73%) Ajax
10 7 (4.14%) Django
11 6 (3.55%) Android SDK
11 6 (3.55%) REST
11 6 (3.55%) JSF
12 5 (2.96%) JSON
12 5 (2.96%) Lucene
12 5 (2.96%) J2EE
12 5 (2.96%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.85%) Open Source
2 30 (17.75%) Clustering
3 16 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (8.28%) Taxonomies
5 12 (7.10%) Hedge funds
6 9 (5.33%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.73%) Digital Media
8 6 (3.55%) Mobile App
8 6 (3.55%) Data Structures
8 6 (3.55%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (2.96%) Algorithms
10 4 (2.37%) Social Media
11 3 (1.78%) Blog
11 3 (1.78%) Video on Demand
11 3 (1.78%) Replication
12 2 (1.18%) Streaming Video
12 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
12 2 (1.18%) Online Games
12 2 (1.18%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 92 (54.44%) Linux
2 67 (39.64%) UNIX
3 21 (12.43%) CentOS
4 15 (8.88%) Oracle Linux
5 12 (7.10%) Ubuntu
6 9 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (5.33%) Windows
7 7 (4.14%) Android
8 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.37%) Debian
9 2 (1.18%) VMS
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.59%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (46.75%) DevOps
2 53 (31.36%) Configuration Management
3 45 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (20.12%) SOA
5 33 (19.53%) TDD
6 25 (14.79%) BDD
7 23 (13.61%) Scrum
7 23 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (13.02%) Load Balancing
9 17 (10.06%) High Availability
9 17 (10.06%) Kanban
9 17 (10.06%) E-Commerce
10 16 (9.47%) Automated Testing
11 14 (8.28%) MVC
12 12 (7.10%) MapReduce
13 11 (6.51%) Unit Testing
14 10 (5.92%) Software Engineering
15 8 (4.73%) OOP
15 8 (4.73%) OO
16 6 (3.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 89 (52.66%) Python
2 75 (44.38%) Ruby
3 51 (30.18%) Java
4 42 (24.85%) Bash Shell
5 36 (21.30%) PHP
6 24 (14.20%) Perl
7 20 (11.83%) SQL
8 14 (8.28%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.14%) Scala
10 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.37%) C#
11 3 (1.78%) C++
12 2 (1.18%) Clojure
12 2 (1.18%) C
12 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.59%) Groovy
13 1 (0.59%) PHP5
13 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (6.51%) Degree
2 1 (0.59%) LPIC
2 1 (0.59%) RHCT
2 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.59%) RHCE
2 1 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.78%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (24.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (17.16%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (8.88%) vCloud
3 15 (8.88%) Varnish
3 15 (8.88%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.55%) Xen
5 5 (2.96%) Docker
6 3 (1.78%) Postfix
6 3 (1.78%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.59%) XenServer
7 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 96 (56.80%) Puppet
2 67 (39.64%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (20.12%) Nagios
4 27 (15.98%) SELinux
5 16 (9.47%) Cacti
6 15 (8.88%) Ansible
7 13 (7.69%) Salt
7 13 (7.69%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.78%) Mesos
9 2 (1.18%) Opsview
9 2 (1.18%) logstash
9 2 (1.18%) Graphite
10 1 (0.59%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.59%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.59%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.59%) SmokePing
10 1 (0.59%) StatsD
Vendors
1 45 (26.63%) Red Hat
2 44 (26.04%) VMware
3 40 (23.67%) Oracle
4 27 (15.98%) IBM
5 20 (11.83%) Rackspace
6 15 (8.88%) New Relic
6 15 (8.88%) Percona
7 14 (8.28%) Microsoft
8 13 (7.69%) Remedy
9 6 (3.55%) Google
10 5 (2.96%) Cisco
11 3 (1.78%) F5
12 2 (1.18%) Teradata
12 2 (1.18%) Sun
12 2 (1.18%) Citrix
12 2 (1.18%) SAP
13 1 (0.59%) Zend
13 1 (0.59%) Blue Coat
13 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.59%) Infoblox
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