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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 125 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% - 0.078%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.80% - 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£375 - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+41.66% +9.09%
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
103 63 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.28% 2.36% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 16
Average daily rate £420 £463 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.18% +45.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £312 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £675 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
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 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
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 30 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
Cheshire - 4 £375 - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (80.65%) Amazon S3
2 22 (70.97%) Puppet
2 22 (70.97%) DevOps
3 21 (67.74%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (64.52%) Configuration Management
4 20 (64.52%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (58.06%) Jenkins
5 18 (58.06%) Amazon ELB
6 16 (51.61%) Open Source
6 16 (51.61%) CentOS
6 16 (51.61%) Red Hat
7 14 (45.16%) DNS
7 14 (45.16%) DHCP
7 14 (45.16%) Route 53
7 14 (45.16%) Vagrant
8 12 (38.71%) RightScale
8 12 (38.71%) QA
9 10 (32.26%) Hudson
10 9 (29.03%) SaaS
10 9 (29.03%) Firewall
10 9 (29.03%) Linux
11 8 (25.81%) Apache
11 8 (25.81%) .NET
11 8 (25.81%) HTTP
11 8 (25.81%) nginx
11 8 (25.81%) Maven
11 8 (25.81%) Ruby
11 8 (25.81%) PaaS
11 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (22.58%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (25.81%) Apache
1 8 (25.81%) nginx
2 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
2 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
2 6 (19.35%) Jetty
3 4 (12.90%) IIS
4 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 25 (80.65%) Amazon S3
2 21 (67.74%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (58.06%) Amazon ELB
4 14 (45.16%) Route 53
5 9 (29.03%) SaaS
6 8 (25.81%) PaaS
7 6 (19.35%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (19.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (19.35%) Google App Engine
8 4 (12.90%) Heroku
9 1 (3.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) DNS
1 14 (45.16%) DHCP
2 9 (29.03%) Firewall
3 8 (25.81%) HTTP
4 6 (19.35%) IPsec
4 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
4 6 (19.35%) FTP
5 4 (12.90%) SSL
6 3 (9.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Jenkins
2 10 (32.26%) Hudson
3 8 (25.81%) Maven
4 2 (6.45%) JUnit
4 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Development Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 7 (22.58%) Web Services
3 6 (19.35%) Servlets
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
4 4 (12.90%) J2EE
4 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (12.90%) RESTful
4 4 (12.90%) HTML5
4 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Open Source
2 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.90%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) CentOS
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
3 5 (16.13%) Windows
4 3 (9.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) DevOps
2 20 (64.52%) Configuration Management
2 20 (64.52%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
3 4 (12.90%) TDD
3 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) JVM Tuning
5 1 (3.23%) MapReduce
5 1 (3.23%) Web Development
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Ruby
2 6 (19.35%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.45%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) QA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Xen
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (70.97%) Puppet
2 14 (45.16%) Vagrant
3 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.45%) Nagios
4 2 (6.45%) Cacti
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Red Hat
2 12 (38.71%) RightScale
3 6 (19.35%) Google
3 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) Percona