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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 95 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 41 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.29% - 0.065%
As % of the Cloud Services category 56.94% - 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
+63.63% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year
-64.09% -
Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
72 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 0.66% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 17
Average daily rate £400 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.53 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 25 £394 - 1
Manchester - 11 £400 - 4
Amazon AWS
England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (53.45%) Puppet
2 29 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 28 (48.28%) Web Services
3 28 (48.28%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (44.83%) Amazon S3
4 26 (44.83%) Route 53
5 25 (43.10%) Amazon ELB
5 25 (43.10%) Jenkins
5 25 (43.10%) Vagrant
5 25 (43.10%) Hudson
5 25 (43.10%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (43.10%) Configuration Management
5 25 (43.10%) Firewall
6 24 (41.38%) CentOS
7 22 (37.93%) RightScale
8 20 (34.48%) Open Source
8 20 (34.48%) Maven
8 20 (34.48%) DHCP
8 20 (34.48%) DNS
9 19 (32.76%) Java
10 16 (27.59%) Linux
10 16 (27.59%) QA
11 13 (22.41%) SaaS
11 13 (22.41%) PaaS
12 12 (20.69%) OpenStack
13 10 (17.24%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (15.52%) Batik
14 9 (15.52%) Web Development
14 9 (15.52%) BDD
14 9 (15.52%) Big Data

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (20.69%) OpenStack
2 8 (13.79%) Apache
2 8 (13.79%) Tomcat
3 7 (12.07%) WebSphere
3 7 (12.07%) Jetty
3 7 (12.07%) nginx
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 28 (48.28%) Amazon EC2
2 26 (44.83%) Amazon S3
2 26 (44.83%) Route 53
3 25 (43.10%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (22.41%) SaaS
4 13 (22.41%) PaaS
5 10 (17.24%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) Firewall
2 20 (34.48%) DHCP
2 20 (34.48%) DNS
3 7 (12.07%) HTTP
4 5 (8.62%) LAN
5 4 (6.90%) Network Security
5 4 (6.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) Big Data
1 9 (15.52%) CouchDB
1 9 (15.52%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.72%) RavenDB
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (43.10%) Jenkins
1 25 (43.10%) Hudson
2 20 (34.48%) Maven
3 7 (12.07%) Cucumber
3 7 (12.07%) JUnit
4 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Scala Developer
4 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (3.45%) Administrator
5 2 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (1.72%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (1.72%) Web Developer
6 1 (1.72%) Architect
6 1 (1.72%) .NET Developer
6 1 (1.72%) C# Developer
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (1.72%) Team Leader
6 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (1.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Team Leader
6 1 (1.72%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (1.72%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (48.28%) Web Services
2 9 (15.52%) Batik
2 9 (15.52%) SVG
2 9 (15.52%) Play Framework
3 8 (13.79%) Akka
4 7 (12.07%) Servlets
5 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.17%) .NET
6 2 (3.45%) NHibernate
6 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.45%) jQuery
6 2 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.45%) CSS3
6 2 (3.45%) HTML5
6 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.45%) HTML
6 2 (3.45%) CSS
6 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.72%) Kendo UI
7 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (34.48%) Open Source
2 5 (8.62%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (41.38%) CentOS
2 16 (27.59%) Linux
3 5 (8.62%) Windows
4 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.45%) UNIX
6 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Continuous Integration
1 25 (43.10%) Configuration Management
2 9 (15.52%) Web Development
2 9 (15.52%) BDD
2 9 (15.52%) TDD
2 9 (15.52%) Process Management
2 9 (15.52%) OO
3 7 (12.07%) Performance Testing
3 7 (12.07%) JVM Tuning
4 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
4 5 (8.62%) ETL
4 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.17%) MVC
5 3 (5.17%) Scrum
6 2 (3.45%) Stress Testing
6 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (1.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) Java
2 9 (15.52%) Scala
3 8 (13.79%) Ruby
4 3 (5.17%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (1.72%) Python
6 1 (1.72%) SQL
6 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) MCTS
1 4 (6.90%) MCITP
1 4 (6.90%) MCSE
1 4 (6.90%) CCNA
1 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.59%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (6.90%) vCloud
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (53.45%) Puppet
2 25 (43.10%) Vagrant
3 5 (8.62%) Ansible
3 5 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.45%) Ganglia
4 2 (3.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 22 (37.93%) RightScale
3 5 (8.62%) Informatica
3 5 (8.62%) VMware
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.45%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.45%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.72%) Cognizant
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