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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon EC2 over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
England / North West
Rank 109 143 127
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -16
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 25 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.25% 7.20% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 3
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
303 236 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.57% 6.07% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 148 75
Median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

Amazon EC2
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Amazon EC2 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +26 12 £375 - 3
Cheshire +27 9 £600 +54.83%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 33 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (66.67%) Amazon S3
2 22 (66.67%) Puppet
3 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (57.58%) Linux
4 18 (54.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (48.48%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (48.48%) DevOps
5 16 (48.48%) Windows
6 15 (45.45%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (45.45%) Jenkins
7 12 (36.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (33.33%) Python
9 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
9 10 (30.30%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (27.27%) .NET
11 8 (24.24%) HTML
11 8 (24.24%) Java
11 8 (24.24%) CentOS
11 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
12 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
12 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
12 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
12 7 (21.21%) Perl
12 7 (21.21%) OO
12 7 (21.21%) MVC
13 6 (18.18%) Scrum
13 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
13 6 (18.18%) Tomcat

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.18%) nginx
1 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 5 (15.15%) Confluence
3 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) Jetty
3 3 (9.09%) Mongrel
3 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Apache
4 2 (6.06%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (66.67%) Amazon S3
3 18 (54.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (36.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (30.30%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (15.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (15.15%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (12.12%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (12.12%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (12.12%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (12.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (12.12%) GitHub
8 4 (12.12%) Route 53
9 3 (9.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (9.09%) CloudFront
9 3 (9.09%) Google App Engine
9 3 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (6.06%) Slack
11 1 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) VPN
2 4 (12.12%) DHCP
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) FTP
3 3 (9.09%) HTTP
3 3 (9.09%) IPsec
3 3 (9.09%) SSL
3 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.03%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) SMTP
4 1 (3.03%) VLAN
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
2 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
3 6 (18.18%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (9.09%) Big Data
4 3 (9.09%) Redis
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (6.06%) Apache Hive
5 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
5 2 (6.06%) Impala
6 1 (3.03%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.15%) JIRA
4 4 (12.12%) Vagrant
5 3 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (9.09%) GitLab
5 3 (9.09%) Travis CI
6 1 (3.03%) Hudson
6 1 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) AWS Engineer
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
1 9 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Data Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Salesforce Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.03%) AWS Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
2 8 (24.24%) HTML
3 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (18.18%) boto
3 6 (18.18%) JSON
3 6 (18.18%) REST
3 6 (18.18%) WPF
3 6 (18.18%) YAML
4 5 (15.15%) Web Services
5 4 (12.12%) ELK Stack
6 3 (9.09%) J2EE
6 3 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (9.09%) Servlets
7 2 (6.06%) CSS
7 2 (6.06%) CSS3
7 2 (6.06%) HTML5
7 2 (6.06%) Kafka
7 2 (6.06%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Linux
2 16 (48.48%) Windows
3 8 (24.24%) CentOS
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) DevOps
3 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
4 7 (21.21%) MVC
4 7 (21.21%) OO
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (18.18%) High Availability
5 6 (18.18%) OOD
5 6 (18.18%) Scrum
6 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (9.09%) Open Source
8 2 (6.06%) Analytics
8 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.06%) Data Security
8 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.03%) Change Management
9 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Python
2 8 (24.24%) Java
3 7 (21.21%) Perl
3 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
4 6 (18.18%) C#
5 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
5 4 (12.12%) PHP
5 4 (12.12%) SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Apex Code
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) AWS Certification
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CISSP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) SANS
3 1 (3.03%) SSCP
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 6 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (15.15%) Docker
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.09%) Xen
5 1 (3.03%) NFS
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (66.67%) Puppet
2 16 (48.48%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (15.15%) Ansible
3 5 (15.15%) Salt
4 4 (12.12%) Kubernetes
5 3 (9.09%) Packer
6 2 (6.06%) Terraform
7 1 (3.03%) FreeIPA
7 1 (3.03%) QRadar
7 1 (3.03%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Google
2 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.12%) SaltStack
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 3 (9.09%) New Relic
4 2 (6.06%) Assembla
4 2 (6.06%) Cloudera
4 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.03%) Adobe
5 1 (3.03%) Apple
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Hortonworks
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) LogRhythm
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Splunk
5 1 (3.03%) Zend