The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon AWS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon AWS over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 116 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 24 24 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.85% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.36% 34.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Amazon AWS
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 North West region.

Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
66 69 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.03% 2.45% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 8
Average daily rate £425 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £300 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -41.66%

Amazon AWS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Amazon AWS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Amazon AWS across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Cheshire +4 14 £400 +39.13% 4
Manchester -7 4 £400 +23.07% 9
Lancashire - - - -
Amazon AWS
England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Amazon AWS 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 AWS.

1 26 (78.79%) Amazon EC2
1 26 (78.79%) Amazon S3
1 26 (78.79%) DevOps
2 23 (69.70%) Amazon ELB
3 20 (60.61%) Puppet
4 19 (57.58%) CentOS
4 19 (57.58%) Red Hat
5 18 (54.55%) Jenkins
6 17 (51.52%) Vagrant
6 17 (51.52%) Route 53
6 17 (51.52%) Configuration Management
6 17 (51.52%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (48.48%) RightScale
8 15 (45.45%) QA
8 15 (45.45%) Web Services
9 13 (39.39%) Firewall
9 13 (39.39%) Hudson
9 13 (39.39%) Open Source
10 11 (33.33%) SaaS
10 11 (33.33%) PaaS
10 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (33.33%) Maven
10 11 (33.33%) DHCP
10 11 (33.33%) DNS
11 7 (21.21%) Windows
11 7 (21.21%) .NET
12 6 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
12 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Amazon AWS 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 AWS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) Apache
1 4 (12.12%) nginx
2 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.06%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 26 (78.79%) Amazon EC2
1 26 (78.79%) Amazon S3
2 23 (69.70%) Amazon ELB
3 17 (51.52%) Route 53
4 11 (33.33%) SaaS
4 11 (33.33%) PaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) Firewall
2 11 (33.33%) DHCP
2 11 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (12.12%) Network Security
4 2 (6.06%) HTTP
5 1 (3.03%) DWDM
5 1 (3.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (12.12%) Big Data
3 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.06%) MySQL
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 13 (39.39%) Hudson
3 11 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (6.06%) JUnit
4 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.03%) JIRA
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Big Data Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Tester
5 1 (3.03%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.03%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) Web Services
2 7 (21.21%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) Servlets
3 2 (6.06%) LAMP
4 1 (3.03%) WCF
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.03%) LESS
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.03%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Open Source
2 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) CentOS
2 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) DevOps
2 17 (51.52%) Configuration Management
2 17 (51.52%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) Load Balancing
6 3 (9.09%) MapReduce
6 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.06%) Scrum
7 2 (6.06%) JVM Tuning
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.03%) Budget Control
8 1 (3.03%) BDD
8 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Web Development
8 1 (3.03%) Change Management
8 1 (3.03%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) Ruby
3 2 (6.06%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) PHP
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (60.61%) Puppet
2 17 (51.52%) Vagrant
3 6 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.06%) Nagios
4 2 (6.06%) Cacti
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Red Hat
2 16 (48.48%) RightScale
3 2 (6.06%) Percona
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Juniper
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