The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 North West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 120 127 138
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.18% 0.031%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.56% 26.32% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £189.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+474.24% -
Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
59 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.97% 0.70% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 6
Average daily rate £425 £320 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -29.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.47% +151.85%
Amazon AWS
England

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
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 30 July 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 - 2 - - 2
Manchester -9 1 - - 6
Amazon AWS
England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 38 (74.51%) Puppet
1 38 (74.51%) DevOps
2 36 (70.59%) Amazon EC2
2 36 (70.59%) Red Hat
3 34 (66.67%) Amazon S3
4 31 (60.78%) Amazon ELB
4 31 (60.78%) Configuration Management
5 30 (58.82%) Route 53
5 30 (58.82%) CentOS
6 29 (56.86%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (56.86%) Hudson
6 29 (56.86%) Jenkins
6 29 (56.86%) Vagrant
7 26 (50.98%) RightScale
8 25 (49.02%) Open Source
9 24 (47.06%) Firewall
10 23 (45.10%) Maven
10 23 (45.10%) DNS
10 23 (45.10%) DHCP
11 20 (39.22%) QA
12 18 (35.29%) Linux
13 17 (33.33%) SaaS
13 17 (33.33%) PaaS
14 16 (31.37%) Web Services
15 13 (25.49%) OpenStack
16 10 (19.61%) Big Data
16 10 (19.61%) Java
16 10 (19.61%) Apache
16 10 (19.61%) Ruby
17 9 (17.65%) nginx

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (25.49%) OpenStack
2 10 (19.61%) Apache
3 9 (17.65%) nginx
4 8 (15.69%) Tomcat
5 7 (13.73%) WebSphere
5 7 (13.73%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 36 (70.59%) Amazon EC2
2 34 (66.67%) Amazon S3
3 31 (60.78%) Amazon ELB
4 30 (58.82%) Route 53
5 17 (33.33%) SaaS
5 17 (33.33%) PaaS
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (47.06%) Firewall
2 23 (45.10%) DNS
2 23 (45.10%) DHCP
3 7 (13.73%) HTTP
4 6 (11.76%) Network Security
5 1 (1.96%) DWDM
5 1 (1.96%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) Big Data
2 7 (13.73%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.88%) MySQL
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.96%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (56.86%) Hudson
1 29 (56.86%) Jenkins
2 23 (45.10%) Maven
3 7 (13.73%) JUnit
3 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.96%) JIRA
5 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (3.92%) Administrator
3 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
3 2 (3.92%) C# Developer
3 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (3.92%) Consultant
3 2 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (1.96%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (1.96%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (1.96%) Java Architect
4 1 (1.96%) Senior Java Architect
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (1.96%) Network Engineer
4 1 (1.96%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (1.96%) Web Developer
4 1 (1.96%) Architect
4 1 (1.96%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) Web Services
2 7 (13.73%) Servlets
3 6 (11.76%) .NET
4 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.88%) CSS
5 3 (5.88%) HTML
5 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.92%) jQuery
6 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.92%) HTML5
6 2 (3.92%) CSS3
6 2 (3.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.92%) NHibernate
6 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.92%) LAMP
7 1 (1.96%) Spring
7 1 (1.96%) JSON
7 1 (1.96%) Batik
7 1 (1.96%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 25 (49.02%) Open Source
2 1 (1.96%) Social Media
2 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (58.82%) CentOS
2 18 (35.29%) Linux
3 5 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.84%) UNIX
5 3 (5.88%) Windows
6 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (74.51%) DevOps
2 31 (60.78%) Configuration Management
3 29 (56.86%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (15.69%) Load Balancing
5 7 (13.73%) JVM Tuning
5 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
6 4 (7.84%) MVC
7 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.92%) Stress Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.96%) Scrum
9 1 (1.96%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.96%) Web Development
9 1 (1.96%) TDD
9 1 (1.96%) Process Management
9 1 (1.96%) OO
9 1 (1.96%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) Java
1 10 (19.61%) Ruby
2 4 (7.84%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.92%) PHP
4 2 (3.92%) SQL
4 2 (3.92%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) Scala
5 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (39.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.80%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (74.51%) Puppet
2 29 (56.86%) Vagrant
3 8 (15.69%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (11.76%) Ansible
5 4 (7.84%) Nagios
6 2 (3.92%) Cacti
6 2 (3.92%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 36 (70.59%) Red Hat
2 26 (50.98%) RightScale
3 6 (11.76%) VMware
4 2 (3.92%) Rackspace
4 2 (3.92%) Percona
4 2 (3.92%) Cloudera
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.96%) Juniper
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
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