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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Rank 47 87 116
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +29
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 120 47 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.32% 1.51% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 58.54% 61.84% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 21 4
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£488 £388 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% +39.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £424 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +54.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -7.57%
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
205 76 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.67% 2.45% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 34 8
Average daily rate £440 £388 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.54% +38.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £322 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £135.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.74% +900.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -52.29%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 75 £525 +35.48% 9
Manchester +1 19 £400 - 17
Lancashire +16 10 £300 -22.58%
Merseyside - 9 £300 -
Amazon AWS
England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 60 (37.04%) Opscode Chef
2 59 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (34.57%) Java
4 52 (32.10%) Linux
4 52 (32.10%) Big Data
5 51 (31.48%) Cloud Computing
6 48 (29.63%) MongoDB
7 47 (29.01%) Hadoop
8 44 (27.16%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (26.54%) Oracle
9 43 (26.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 43 (26.54%) AngularJS
10 42 (25.93%) JavaScript
11 41 (25.31%) IaaS
12 40 (24.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 40 (24.69%) Citrix
12 40 (24.69%) StatsD
13 39 (24.07%) Teradata
13 39 (24.07%) R
13 39 (24.07%) Tableau
14 38 (23.46%) Machine Learning
14 38 (23.46%) .NET
14 38 (23.46%) Web Services
14 38 (23.46%) DevOps
15 37 (22.84%) Apigee
15 37 (22.84%) Mashery
15 37 (22.84%) Visualisation
15 37 (22.84%) Amazon EC2
16 33 (20.37%) Node.js
16 33 (20.37%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 33 (20.37%) Node.js
2 17 (10.49%) Apache
3 11 (6.79%) nginx
4 9 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.94%) IIS
6 7 (4.32%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.32%) Jetty
7 4 (2.47%) Zope
8 2 (1.23%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.62%) JBoss
9 1 (0.62%) Lync
9 1 (0.62%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 51 (31.48%) Cloud Computing
2 41 (25.31%) IaaS
3 40 (24.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (22.84%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (18.52%) Amazon S3
6 16 (9.88%) Route 53
7 13 (8.02%) Amazon ELB
8 11 (6.79%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (5.56%) Heroku
10 7 (4.32%) Google App Engine
11 4 (2.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (2.47%) Amazon Glacier
12 3 (1.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (1.85%) SaaS
13 2 (1.23%) PaaS
13 2 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.62%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.81%) DHCP
2 17 (10.49%) DNS
2 17 (10.49%) Network Security
3 10 (6.17%) Firewall
4 8 (4.94%) HTTP
4 8 (4.94%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.94%) Internet
5 6 (3.70%) FTP
5 6 (3.70%) SSL
5 6 (3.70%) IPsec
6 5 (3.09%) SAN
6 5 (3.09%) LAN
7 4 (2.47%) WAN
8 1 (0.62%) DMZ
8 1 (0.62%) VPN
8 1 (0.62%) OSPF
8 1 (0.62%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (32.10%) Big Data
2 48 (29.63%) MongoDB
3 47 (29.01%) Hadoop
4 44 (27.16%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (26.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (9.26%) MySQL
7 13 (8.02%) NoSQL
8 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
9 5 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (3.09%) CouchDB
10 4 (2.47%) SimpleDB
10 4 (2.47%) Redis
11 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.62%) Event Store
12 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.62%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.02%) Hudson
3 6 (3.70%) Maven
4 4 (2.47%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.23%) JUnit
6 1 (0.62%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.62%) Log4j
6 1 (0.62%) Gradle
6 1 (0.62%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.62%) Selenium
6 1 (0.62%) TestNG
6 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (3.09%) Finance
2 3 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.62%) Banking
3 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (37.04%) Architect
2 33 (20.37%) Technical Architect
3 24 (14.81%) Developer
4 23 (14.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (14.20%) Digital Architect
5 21 (12.96%) Digital Technical Architect
6 16 (9.88%) Senior Architect
7 15 (9.26%) Senior Technical Architect
8 10 (6.17%) Senior Digital Architect
9 9 (5.56%) Java Developer
9 9 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 9 (5.56%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
10 6 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.70%) Administrator
10 6 (3.70%) Analyst
11 5 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 4 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
12 4 (2.47%) Software Architect
13 3 (1.85%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.54%) AngularJS
2 38 (23.46%) .NET
2 38 (23.46%) Web Services
3 33 (20.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 19 (11.73%) RESTful
5 11 (6.79%) J2EE
6 10 (6.17%) HTML
6 10 (6.17%) CSS
7 9 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
7 9 (5.56%) Spring
7 9 (5.56%) HTML5
8 7 (4.32%) Servlets
9 6 (3.70%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.09%) JSON
11 4 (2.47%) Mason
11 4 (2.47%) Django
11 4 (2.47%) Memcached
11 4 (2.47%) LAMP
11 4 (2.47%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.47%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.84%) Visualisation
2 12 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.56%) Statistics
3 9 (5.56%) User Experience
3 9 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.32%) Replication
5 6 (3.70%) Video on Demand
6 5 (3.09%) Clustering
7 4 (2.47%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.47%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.85%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.85%) Telematics
9 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.10%) Linux
2 32 (19.75%) UNIX
3 18 (11.11%) Windows
4 16 (9.88%) CentOS
5 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.62%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.46%) Machine Learning
2 38 (23.46%) DevOps
3 25 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (12.96%) Load Balancing
5 20 (12.35%) Open Source
6 17 (10.49%) Configuration Management
7 13 (8.02%) E-Commerce
7 13 (8.02%) TDD
8 12 (7.41%) OO
8 12 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.94%) Web Accessibility
9 8 (4.94%) Scrum
10 6 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.09%) Server Building
11 5 (3.09%) Auto-Scaling
12 4 (2.47%) Data Analysis
12 4 (2.47%) Automated Testing
12 4 (2.47%) Software Engineering
12 4 (2.47%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (34.57%) Java
2 42 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 39 (24.07%) R
4 33 (20.37%) Python
5 27 (16.67%) Ruby
6 23 (14.20%) SQL
7 8 (4.94%) Perl
8 6 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.70%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.09%) C++
10 4 (2.47%) PHP
11 2 (1.23%) Groovy
12 1 (0.62%) C#
12 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (6.17%) Degree
2 4 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.62%) CCNP
3 1 (0.62%) CCNA
3 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.17%) Hyper-V
2 10 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.70%) Xen
4 5 (3.09%) Docker
5 3 (1.85%) HDFS
5 3 (1.85%) vSphere
6 2 (1.23%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.23%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.62%) KVM
7 1 (0.62%) Firmware
7 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.62%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 60 (37.04%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (24.69%) StatsD
3 32 (19.75%) Puppet
4 14 (8.64%) Vagrant
5 7 (4.32%) SCCM
6 6 (3.70%) Salt
7 4 (2.47%) Cacti
7 4 (2.47%) Nagios
8 3 (1.85%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.85%) Ansible
9 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 43 (26.54%) Oracle
2 40 (24.69%) Citrix
3 39 (24.07%) Teradata
3 39 (24.07%) Tableau
4 37 (22.84%) Apigee
4 37 (22.84%) Mashery
5 20 (12.35%) Red Hat
6 19 (11.73%) Microsoft
7 16 (9.88%) VMware
8 11 (6.79%) Google
9 4 (2.47%) Vertica
9 4 (2.47%) Talend
9 4 (2.47%) Percona
10 3 (1.85%) NetApp
10 3 (1.85%) EMC
10 3 (1.85%) RightScale
11 2 (1.23%) HP
12 1 (0.62%) Cisco
12 1 (0.62%) Dell
12 1 (0.62%) Remedy
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