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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Rank 92 116 129
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +13
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 67 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 0.53% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.41% 23.19% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 5 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +34.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £325 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £535 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +32.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £189.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-79.36% +472.72%
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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
184 69 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.81% 2.30% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 27 17
Average daily rate £425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £605 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +19 38 £406 -20.73% 12
Manchester +7 16 £395 - 14
Merseyside - 9 £341 -
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Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 81 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (41.15%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (33.85%) Linux
4 61 (31.77%) Java
5 58 (30.21%) Cloud Computing
6 56 (29.17%) Amazon EC2
7 52 (27.08%) MongoDB
7 52 (27.08%) Puppet
8 50 (26.04%) Big Data
9 47 (24.48%) IaaS
9 47 (24.48%) Web Services
10 46 (23.96%) Oracle
10 46 (23.96%) JavaScript
10 46 (23.96%) Data Warehouse
10 46 (23.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 46 (23.96%) Amazon S3
11 45 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
11 45 (23.44%) Hadoop
12 43 (22.40%) Citrix
12 43 (22.40%) AngularJS
12 43 (22.40%) StatsD
13 42 (21.88%) DevOps
13 42 (21.88%) Teradata
13 42 (21.88%) R
13 42 (21.88%) Tableau
14 41 (21.35%) Machine Learning
15 40 (20.83%) Visualisation
15 40 (20.83%) .NET
15 40 (20.83%) Apigee
15 40 (20.83%) Mashery

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 34 (17.71%) Node.js
2 16 (8.33%) Apache
3 11 (5.73%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.73%) IIS
3 11 (5.73%) nginx
4 9 (4.69%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.69%) Jetty
5 5 (2.60%) Zope
6 3 (1.56%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.52%) JBoss
8 1 (0.52%) Mule
8 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 58 (30.21%) Cloud Computing
2 56 (29.17%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (24.48%) IaaS
4 46 (23.96%) Amazon S3
5 45 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (16.15%) Amazon ELB
7 21 (10.94%) Route 53
8 17 (8.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 15 (7.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 15 (7.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 15 (7.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (7.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (6.77%) AWS CloudTrail
11 12 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (5.73%) Google App Engine
12 11 (5.73%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (4.69%) Heroku
14 4 (2.08%) SaaS
14 4 (2.08%) Amazon Glacier
15 3 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.54%) DHCP
2 20 (10.42%) DNS
3 15 (7.81%) Network Security
4 11 (5.73%) HTTP
5 10 (5.21%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.17%) Internet
6 8 (4.17%) Firewall
6 8 (4.17%) IPsec
6 8 (4.17%) FTP
7 6 (3.13%) SSL
8 4 (2.08%) SAN
8 4 (2.08%) LAN
9 3 (1.56%) WAN
10 2 (1.04%) DMZ
11 1 (0.52%) OSPF
11 1 (0.52%) BGP
11 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (27.08%) MongoDB
2 50 (26.04%) Big Data
3 46 (23.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 46 (23.96%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (23.44%) Hadoop
5 18 (9.38%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (6.25%) MySQL
7 10 (5.21%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.13%) CouchDB
9 5 (2.60%) SimpleDB
9 5 (2.60%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (17.19%) Jenkins
2 17 (8.85%) Hudson
3 11 (5.73%) Maven
4 3 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.04%) JUnit
6 1 (0.52%) Log4j
6 1 (0.52%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.52%) TestNG
6 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.52%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.52%) Gradle
6 1 (0.52%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (5.21%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (3.13%) Finance
3 3 (1.56%) Retail
4 2 (1.04%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (34.90%) Architect
2 34 (17.71%) Technical Architect
3 30 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (14.06%) Developer
5 23 (11.98%) Digital Architect
6 21 (10.94%) Digital Technical Architect
7 16 (8.33%) Senior Architect
8 15 (7.81%) Senior Technical Architect
9 12 (6.25%) Consultant
10 11 (5.73%) Java Developer
11 10 (5.21%) Senior Digital Architect
11 10 (5.21%) AWS Engineer
12 9 (4.69%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
12 9 (4.69%) DevOps Consultant
13 8 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 6 (3.13%) Cloud Architect
14 6 (3.13%) Administrator
14 6 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
15 5 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
15 5 (2.60%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (24.48%) Web Services
2 43 (22.40%) AngularJS
3 40 (20.83%) .NET
4 33 (17.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 21 (10.94%) RESTful
6 15 (7.81%) J2EE
7 9 (4.69%) CSS
7 9 (4.69%) Servlets
7 9 (4.69%) HTML
7 9 (4.69%) Spring
8 8 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (4.17%) HTML5
9 6 (3.13%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.13%) JSON
10 5 (2.60%) Memcached
10 5 (2.60%) Django
10 5 (2.60%) Mason
10 5 (2.60%) Catalyst
11 4 (2.08%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.83%) Visualisation
2 12 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.69%) User Experience
3 9 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.17%) Statistics
5 7 (3.65%) Clustering
5 7 (3.65%) Video on Demand
6 5 (2.60%) Replication
7 4 (2.08%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.56%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.56%) Telematics
8 3 (1.56%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (33.85%) Linux
2 31 (16.15%) UNIX
3 22 (11.46%) Windows
4 19 (9.90%) CentOS
5 4 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.52%) Android
7 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.88%) DevOps
3 41 (21.35%) Machine Learning
4 28 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (11.46%) Configuration Management
5 22 (11.46%) Open Source
6 21 (10.94%) Scrum
7 19 (9.90%) Load Balancing
8 17 (8.85%) E-Commerce
9 16 (8.33%) TDD
10 10 (5.21%) Auto-Scaling
11 9 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.17%) Web Accessibility
13 7 (3.65%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (3.65%) OO
14 6 (3.13%) Automated Testing
14 6 (3.13%) Unit Testing
14 6 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (2.60%) MapReduce
15 5 (2.60%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 61 (31.77%) Java
2 46 (23.96%) JavaScript
3 42 (21.88%) R
4 35 (18.23%) Python
5 20 (10.42%) Ruby
6 19 (9.90%) SQL
7 12 (6.25%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.73%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.73%) Perl
9 6 (3.13%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.60%) Scala
11 2 (1.04%) Groovy
11 2 (1.04%) PHP
12 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (6.25%) Degree
2 4 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) CCNP
3 1 (0.52%) CCNA
3 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.81%) QA
System Software
1 12 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 12 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.69%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.13%) Docker
3 6 (3.13%) Xen
4 3 (1.56%) HDFS
5 2 (1.04%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.04%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.04%) Firmware
6 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.52%) QEMU
6 1 (0.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 79 (41.15%) Opscode Chef
2 52 (27.08%) Puppet
3 43 (22.40%) StatsD
4 23 (11.98%) Vagrant
5 7 (3.65%) SCCM
6 4 (2.08%) CFEngine
6 4 (2.08%) Salt
7 3 (1.56%) Ansible
8 2 (1.04%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.04%) Cacti
8 2 (1.04%) Nagios
8 2 (1.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 46 (23.96%) Oracle
2 43 (22.40%) Citrix
3 42 (21.88%) Teradata
3 42 (21.88%) Tableau
4 40 (20.83%) Apigee
4 40 (20.83%) Mashery
5 23 (11.98%) Red Hat
6 22 (11.46%) Microsoft
7 17 (8.85%) VMware
8 16 (8.33%) Google
9 4 (2.08%) Vertica
9 4 (2.08%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.56%) Talend
10 3 (1.56%) RightScale
11 2 (1.04%) Percona
11 2 (1.04%) EMC
11 2 (1.04%) NetApp
11 2 (1.04%) HP
12 1 (0.52%) Dell
12 1 (0.52%) Cisco
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