The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 106 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 29 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% - 0.065%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.28% - 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
72 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 0.66% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 17
Average daily rate £400 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.53 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Amazon EC2
England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 26 £394 - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (96.55%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (89.66%) Puppet
2 26 (89.66%) Route 53
2 26 (89.66%) Amazon S3
3 25 (86.21%) Vagrant
3 25 (86.21%) Jenkins
3 25 (86.21%) Amazon ELB
3 25 (86.21%) Hudson
3 25 (86.21%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (82.76%) CentOS
4 24 (82.76%) Red Hat
5 22 (75.86%) RightScale
6 21 (72.41%) Configuration Management
7 20 (68.97%) DHCP
7 20 (68.97%) Firewall
7 20 (68.97%) DNS
7 20 (68.97%) Maven
7 20 (68.97%) Open Source
8 16 (55.17%) QA
9 13 (44.83%) SaaS
9 13 (44.83%) PaaS
10 8 (27.59%) OpenStack
10 8 (27.59%) Linux
10 8 (27.59%) Apache
11 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
11 7 (24.14%) Servlets
11 7 (24.14%) Java
11 7 (24.14%) JUnit
11 7 (24.14%) HTTP
11 7 (24.14%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (27.59%) Apache
1 8 (27.59%) OpenStack
2 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
2 7 (24.14%) WebSphere
2 7 (24.14%) Jetty
2 7 (24.14%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 28 (96.55%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (89.66%) Route 53
2 26 (89.66%) Amazon S3
3 25 (86.21%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (44.83%) SaaS
4 13 (44.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (68.97%) DHCP
1 20 (68.97%) DNS
1 20 (68.97%) Firewall
2 7 (24.14%) HTTP
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (24.14%) Big Data
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (86.21%) Hudson
1 25 (86.21%) Jenkins
2 20 (68.97%) Maven
3 7 (24.14%) JUnit
3 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Developer
2 2 (6.90%) Administrator
2 2 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) Python Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Web Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
3 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Servlets
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) Django
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (68.97%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) CentOS
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (72.41%) Configuration Management
3 7 (24.14%) JVM Tuning
3 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
1 7 (24.14%) Ruby
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (55.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (89.66%) Puppet
2 25 (86.21%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Red Hat
2 22 (75.86%) RightScale
3 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
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