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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 124 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 13 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.37% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.81% 21.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+32.21% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
73 52 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.31% 1.75% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 2
Average daily rate £450 £388 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -29.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -21.15%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 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
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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 -1 3 £400 -
Manchester - - - - 3
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 31 (83.78%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (78.38%) Puppet
2 29 (78.38%) Amazon S3
2 29 (78.38%) DevOps
3 26 (70.27%) Amazon ELB
3 26 (70.27%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (67.57%) Configuration Management
5 24 (64.86%) Jenkins
5 24 (64.86%) Open Source
6 22 (59.46%) CentOS
6 22 (59.46%) Route 53
6 22 (59.46%) DNS
6 22 (59.46%) DHCP
6 22 (59.46%) Red Hat
7 21 (56.76%) Hudson
7 21 (56.76%) Vagrant
8 20 (54.05%) RightScale
9 19 (51.35%) SaaS
10 18 (48.65%) PaaS
10 18 (48.65%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (45.95%) Firewall
11 17 (45.95%) Maven
11 17 (45.95%) QA
12 10 (27.03%) Linux
12 10 (27.03%) Apache
13 9 (24.32%) HTTP
13 9 (24.32%) .NET
13 9 (24.32%) Web Services
13 9 (24.32%) nginx
14 7 (18.92%) Servlets

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 (27.03%) Apache
2 9 (24.32%) nginx
3 7 (18.92%) Tomcat
3 7 (18.92%) WebSphere
3 7 (18.92%) Jetty
4 5 (13.51%) OpenStack
5 3 (8.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 31 (83.78%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (78.38%) Amazon S3
3 26 (70.27%) Amazon ELB
4 22 (59.46%) Route 53
5 19 (51.35%) SaaS
6 18 (48.65%) PaaS
7 5 (13.51%) Google App Engine
7 5 (13.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) DHCP
1 22 (59.46%) DNS
2 17 (45.95%) Firewall
3 9 (24.32%) HTTP
4 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
4 5 (13.51%) FTP
4 5 (13.51%) IPsec
5 3 (8.11%) Network Security
5 3 (8.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (10.81%) MySQL
2 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.81%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (64.86%) Jenkins
2 21 (56.76%) Hudson
3 17 (45.95%) Maven
4 4 (10.81%) JUnit
4 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) JIRA
5 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (5.41%) Developer
3 1 (2.70%) Consultant
3 1 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) Administrator
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Developer
3 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (2.70%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (2.70%) Python Developer
3 1 (2.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (2.70%) Web Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) .NET
1 9 (24.32%) Web Services
2 7 (18.92%) Servlets
3 3 (8.11%) J2EE
4 2 (5.41%) LAMP
5 1 (2.70%) Django
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (64.86%) Open Source
2 18 (48.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) CentOS
2 10 (27.03%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX
5 1 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) DevOps
2 26 (70.27%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (67.57%) Configuration Management
4 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
5 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.81%) JVM Tuning
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.70%) ERP
8 1 (2.70%) MVC
8 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) Ruby
2 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (45.95%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Xen
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (78.38%) Puppet
2 21 (56.76%) Vagrant
3 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.41%) Nagios
4 2 (5.41%) Cacti
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Red Hat
2 20 (54.05%) RightScale
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Google
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) Percona
6 1 (2.70%) Rackspace