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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 123 115 142
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 14 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.57% 0.030%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.67% 30.36% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£394 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £190.00 - -
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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
75 56 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.36% 1.89% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 5
Average daily rate £450 £388 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -29.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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 +3 4 £400 - 6
Manchester -15 2 £388 +20.15% 4
Lancashire - - - - 2
Amazon AWS
England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (76.74%) DevOps
2 30 (69.77%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (65.12%) Amazon S3
3 28 (65.12%) Puppet
4 26 (60.47%) Red Hat
5 25 (58.14%) Amazon ELB
6 24 (55.81%) Configuration Management
7 20 (46.51%) Route 53
7 20 (46.51%) CentOS
8 19 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (44.19%) Hudson
8 19 (44.19%) Jenkins
8 19 (44.19%) Vagrant
9 18 (41.86%) RightScale
9 18 (41.86%) Open Source
9 18 (41.86%) Web Services
10 17 (39.53%) Firewall
11 16 (37.21%) Maven
11 16 (37.21%) DHCP
11 16 (37.21%) DNS
11 16 (37.21%) SaaS
11 16 (37.21%) PaaS
11 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (34.88%) QA
13 11 (25.58%) Linux
14 10 (23.26%) .NET
14 10 (23.26%) OpenStack
15 8 (18.60%) Opscode Chef
16 7 (16.28%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (16.28%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (23.26%) OpenStack
2 7 (16.28%) Apache
3 6 (13.95%) nginx
4 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
4 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
4 4 (9.30%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 30 (69.77%) Amazon EC2
2 28 (65.12%) Amazon S3
3 25 (58.14%) Amazon ELB
4 20 (46.51%) Route 53
5 16 (37.21%) SaaS
5 16 (37.21%) PaaS
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) Firewall
2 16 (37.21%) DHCP
2 16 (37.21%) DNS
3 4 (9.30%) HTTP
4 3 (6.98%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) DWDM
5 1 (2.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (13.95%) Big Data
3 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.98%) MySQL
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.33%) RavenDB
6 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Hudson
1 19 (44.19%) Jenkins
2 16 (37.21%) Maven
3 4 (9.30%) JUnit
3 4 (9.30%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.65%) JIRA
6 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (9.30%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Developer
3 5 (11.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
4 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (4.65%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (2.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (2.33%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Web Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (2.33%) Consultant
5 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) Web Services
2 10 (23.26%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) Servlets
3 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.98%) CSS
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) jQuery
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.65%) NHibernate
5 2 (4.65%) LAMP
5 2 (4.65%) HTML5
5 2 (4.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (4.65%) CSS3
5 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.33%) Kendo UI
6 1 (2.33%) LESS
6 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (41.86%) Open Source
2 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) New Media
3 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) CentOS
2 11 (25.58%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Windows
4 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.65%) UNIX
6 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) DevOps
2 24 (55.81%) Configuration Management
3 19 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.30%) MVC
6 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.30%) JVM Tuning
7 2 (4.65%) Stress Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Scrum
7 2 (4.65%) MapReduce
8 1 (2.33%) BDD
8 1 (2.33%) Budget Control
8 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
1 7 (16.28%) Ruby
2 5 (11.63%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) C#
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) SQL
5 2 (4.65%) PHP
5 2 (4.65%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) vCloud
1 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (65.12%) Puppet
2 19 (44.19%) Vagrant
3 8 (18.60%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (13.95%) Ansible
5 2 (4.65%) Nagios
5 2 (4.65%) Cacti
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Red Hat
2 18 (41.86%) RightScale
3 6 (13.95%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Percona
4 2 (4.65%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.33%) Juniper
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco
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