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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 129 126 143
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 12 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.31% 0.030%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.46% 24.32% 7.69%
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 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £189.50 - -
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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
65 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.10% 1.27% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 5
Average daily rate £413 £388 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-47.72% +26.92%

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 2 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 +14 3 £400 - 2
Manchester -6 2 £388 +20.15% 4
Lancashire - - - - 1
Amazon AWS
England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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 38 (79.17%) DevOps
2 35 (72.92%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (70.83%) Puppet
4 33 (68.75%) Amazon S3
5 32 (66.67%) Red Hat
6 30 (62.50%) Amazon ELB
7 29 (60.42%) Configuration Management
8 26 (54.17%) Route 53
8 26 (54.17%) CentOS
9 25 (52.08%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (52.08%) Hudson
9 25 (52.08%) Vagrant
9 25 (52.08%) Jenkins
10 23 (47.92%) RightScale
10 23 (47.92%) Open Source
11 22 (45.83%) Firewall
12 21 (43.75%) Maven
12 21 (43.75%) DHCP
12 21 (43.75%) DNS
13 18 (37.50%) QA
13 18 (37.50%) SaaS
13 18 (37.50%) PaaS
14 17 (35.42%) Web Services
15 13 (27.08%) Linux
16 12 (25.00%) OpenStack
17 9 (18.75%) Apache
17 9 (18.75%) .NET
17 9 (18.75%) Ruby
18 8 (16.67%) Big Data
18 8 (16.67%) Opscode Chef

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 12 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 9 (18.75%) Apache
3 8 (16.67%) nginx
4 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 6 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 6 (12.50%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 35 (72.92%) Amazon EC2
2 33 (68.75%) Amazon S3
3 30 (62.50%) Amazon ELB
4 26 (54.17%) Route 53
5 18 (37.50%) SaaS
5 18 (37.50%) PaaS
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (45.83%) Firewall
2 21 (43.75%) DHCP
2 21 (43.75%) DNS
3 6 (12.50%) HTTP
4 4 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) DWDM
5 1 (2.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Big Data
2 6 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.08%) RavenDB
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (52.08%) Hudson
1 25 (52.08%) Jenkins
2 21 (43.75%) Maven
3 6 (12.50%) JUnit
3 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
4 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
4 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (4.17%) Big Data Developer
4 2 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (2.08%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.08%) Web Engineer
5 1 (2.08%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (2.08%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (2.08%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (2.08%) Security Engineer
5 1 (2.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.08%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (2.08%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (2.08%) Web Developer
5 1 (2.08%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (35.42%) Web Services
2 9 (18.75%) .NET
3 6 (12.50%) Servlets
4 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.25%) CSS
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.25%) HTML
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (4.17%) jQuery
6 2 (4.17%) CSS3
6 2 (4.17%) HTML5
6 2 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (4.17%) LAMP
6 2 (4.17%) NHibernate
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.08%) WCF
7 1 (2.08%) SOAP
7 1 (2.08%) REST
7 1 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (47.92%) Open Source
2 1 (2.08%) Social Media
2 1 (2.08%) New Media
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) CentOS
2 13 (27.08%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Windows
4 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.17%) UNIX
6 1 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) DevOps
2 29 (60.42%) Configuration Management
3 25 (52.08%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.50%) JVM Tuning
4 6 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 6 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 4 (8.33%) MVC
7 2 (4.17%) Scrum
7 2 (4.17%) Stress Testing
7 2 (4.17%) MapReduce
8 1 (2.08%) Budget Control
8 1 (2.08%) BDD
8 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Ruby
2 7 (14.58%) Java
3 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.25%) SQL
6 2 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (10.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (70.83%) Puppet
2 25 (52.08%) Vagrant
3 8 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (12.50%) Ansible
5 2 (4.17%) Nagios
5 2 (4.17%) Cacti
Vendors
1 32 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 23 (47.92%) RightScale
3 6 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Percona
4 2 (4.17%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Juniper