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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 116 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 12 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.67% 0.038%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.00% 28.13% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 1
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£419 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Amazon AWS
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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
100 64 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.24% 2.37% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 47 16
Average daily rate £420 £456 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.94% +43.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £314 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £675 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 January 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 January 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
Manchester +4 11 £450 +100.00% 6
Cheshire 0 1 £338 -10.00% 4
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Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (80.00%) DevOps
2 21 (60.00%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (60.00%) Amazon S3
3 20 (57.14%) Web Services
4 18 (51.43%) Puppet
4 18 (51.43%) Amazon ELB
5 16 (45.71%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (45.71%) CentOS
5 16 (45.71%) Red Hat
6 15 (42.86%) Open Source
6 15 (42.86%) Jenkins
7 14 (40.00%) Route 53
7 14 (40.00%) Vagrant
7 14 (40.00%) Configuration Management
8 13 (37.14%) RightScale
9 12 (34.29%) QA
9 12 (34.29%) Linux
10 10 (28.57%) Firewall
10 10 (28.57%) Hudson
11 9 (25.71%) Ruby
11 9 (25.71%) Java
11 9 (25.71%) .NET
11 9 (25.71%) Windows
11 9 (25.71%) DNS
12 8 (22.86%) DHCP
12 8 (22.86%) Python
12 8 (22.86%) SaaS
12 8 (22.86%) PaaS
12 8 (22.86%) Maven
12 8 (22.86%) Big Data

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (11.43%) Apache
1 4 (11.43%) nginx
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.71%) Jetty
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (60.00%) Amazon EC2
1 21 (60.00%) Amazon S3
2 18 (51.43%) Amazon ELB
3 14 (40.00%) Route 53
4 8 (22.86%) SaaS
4 8 (22.86%) PaaS
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Firewall
2 9 (25.71%) DNS
3 8 (22.86%) DHCP
4 4 (11.43%) Network Security
5 2 (5.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Big Data
2 7 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 7 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.43%) Redis
3 4 (11.43%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (8.57%) MySQL
5 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 10 (28.57%) Hudson
3 8 (22.86%) Maven
4 2 (5.71%) JIRA
4 2 (5.71%) JUnit
4 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Software Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Data Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Big Data Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Web Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Linux Software Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Development Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) Web Services
2 9 (25.71%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) LAMP
3 2 (5.71%) Servlets
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Open Source
2 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.86%) New Media
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) CentOS
2 12 (34.29%) Linux
3 9 (25.71%) Windows
4 6 (17.14%) UNIX
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) DevOps
2 16 (45.71%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (14.29%) OO
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.71%) Scrum
7 2 (5.71%) JVM Tuning
7 2 (5.71%) High Availability
7 2 (5.71%) MapReduce
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.86%) Budget Control
8 1 (2.86%) BDD
8 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.86%) SOA
8 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Ruby
1 9 (25.71%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) Python
3 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (51.43%) Puppet
2 14 (40.00%) Vagrant
3 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.71%) Nagios
4 2 (5.71%) Cacti
5 1 (2.86%) Salt
5 1 (2.86%) Ansible
5 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Red Hat
2 13 (37.14%) RightScale
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) Percona