The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon EC2 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 EC2 over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 127 121 132
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 24 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.30% 0.039%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.04% 16.36% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
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£413 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £384 £255
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +50.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Amazon EC2
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
171 55 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.71% 1.82% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 22 14
Average daily rate £400 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

Amazon EC2
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Amazon EC2 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Amazon EC2
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 EC2 across the North West region.

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Amazon EC2
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 EC2 within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 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 +13 21 £463 +19.35% 1
Lancashire +4 1 £250 -39.39%
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Amazon EC2 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 EC2.

1 49 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (85.71%) Amazon S3
3 33 (67.35%) Puppet
4 26 (53.06%) Jenkins
4 26 (53.06%) Amazon ELB
4 26 (53.06%) DevOps
5 22 (44.90%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (42.86%) Route 53
7 20 (40.82%) CentOS
7 20 (40.82%) Red Hat
8 19 (38.78%) Open Source
9 18 (36.73%) Linux
10 17 (34.69%) Hudson
10 17 (34.69%) Vagrant
11 16 (32.65%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (30.61%) Configuration Management
13 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (26.53%) Ruby
14 13 (26.53%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (22.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 11 (22.45%) DNS
15 11 (22.45%) DHCP
16 10 (20.41%) Apache
16 10 (20.41%) QA
16 10 (20.41%) Maven
16 10 (20.41%) Auto-Scaling
16 10 (20.41%) nginx
17 9 (18.37%) RESTful
17 9 (18.37%) HTML5
17 9 (18.37%) Heroku

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Amazon EC2 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 EC2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.41%) Apache
1 10 (20.41%) nginx
2 7 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 7 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.29%) Jetty
3 6 (12.24%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 49 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (85.71%) Amazon S3
3 26 (53.06%) Amazon ELB
4 21 (42.86%) Route 53
5 11 (22.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 9 (18.37%) Heroku
7 7 (14.29%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (14.29%) Amazon EMR
7 7 (14.29%) Google App Engine
7 7 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (10.20%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (8.16%) Amazon Glacier
10 3 (6.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (4.08%) SaaS
11 2 (4.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) DHCP
1 11 (22.45%) DNS
2 7 (14.29%) HTTP
3 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.24%) FTP
3 6 (12.24%) SSL
3 6 (12.24%) IPsec
4 5 (10.20%) Firewall
5 3 (6.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.53%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (14.29%) MySQL
3 5 (10.20%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (53.06%) Jenkins
2 17 (34.69%) Hudson
3 10 (20.41%) Maven
4 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.04%) JUnit
General
1 4 (8.16%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 9 (18.37%) Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) DevOps Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Architect
7 2 (4.08%) AWS Architect
8 1 (2.04%) DevOps Architect
8 1 (2.04%) DevOps Specialist
8 1 (2.04%) Build and Release Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Administrator
8 1 (2.04%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (2.04%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) HTML
1 9 (18.37%) CSS
1 9 (18.37%) Web Services
1 9 (18.37%) Ruby on Rails
1 9 (18.37%) RESTful
1 9 (18.37%) HTML5
1 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
2 8 (16.33%) .NET
3 7 (14.29%) J2EE
3 7 (14.29%) Servlets
4 4 (8.16%) JSON
5 3 (6.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Statistics
2 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Telematics
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) CentOS
2 18 (36.73%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) UNIX
4 2 (4.08%) Windows
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) DevOps
2 22 (44.90%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (38.78%) Open Source
4 15 (30.61%) Configuration Management
5 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.41%) Auto-Scaling
7 9 (18.37%) TDD
8 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
9 7 (14.29%) Scrum
9 7 (14.29%) Load Balancing
10 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (2.04%) Android Development
12 1 (2.04%) iOS Development
12 1 (2.04%) Server Monitoring
12 1 (2.04%) JVM Tuning
12 1 (2.04%) Continuous Delivery
12 1 (2.04%) Technical Architecture
12 1 (2.04%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) Ruby
2 8 (16.33%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) Python
4 3 (6.12%) PHP
5 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.24%) Xen
3 3 (6.12%) Docker
4 1 (2.04%) QEMU
4 1 (2.04%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (67.35%) Puppet
2 17 (34.69%) Vagrant
3 16 (32.65%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.12%) Nagios
4 3 (6.12%) Cacti
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Red Hat
2 7 (14.29%) VMware
2 7 (14.29%) Google
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.12%) RightScale
4 3 (6.12%) Percona