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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 133 130 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.17% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.31% 13.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £249 £300
% change year-on-year
+40.70% -17.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
65 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.10% 1.27% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 5
Average daily rate £413 £388 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-47.72% +26.92%

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 2 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 +14 3 £400 -
Manchester - - - - 2
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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 35 (97.22%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (91.67%) Amazon S3
3 32 (88.89%) DevOps
4 30 (83.33%) Amazon ELB
5 28 (77.78%) Puppet
6 26 (72.22%) CentOS
6 26 (72.22%) Red Hat
6 26 (72.22%) Route 53
7 25 (69.44%) Jenkins
7 25 (69.44%) Vagrant
7 25 (69.44%) Hudson
7 25 (69.44%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (66.67%) Configuration Management
9 23 (63.89%) RightScale
9 23 (63.89%) Open Source
10 21 (58.33%) DNS
10 21 (58.33%) Firewall
10 21 (58.33%) Maven
10 21 (58.33%) DHCP
11 18 (50.00%) QA
11 18 (50.00%) SaaS
11 18 (50.00%) PaaS
12 9 (25.00%) Apache
12 9 (25.00%) Web Services
13 8 (22.22%) nginx
13 8 (22.22%) Ruby
14 7 (19.44%) Linux
14 7 (19.44%) OpenStack
15 6 (16.67%) Big Data
15 6 (16.67%) JVM Tuning

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 9 (25.00%) Apache
2 8 (22.22%) nginx
3 7 (19.44%) OpenStack
4 6 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 6 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 6 (16.67%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 35 (97.22%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (91.67%) Amazon S3
3 30 (83.33%) Amazon ELB
4 26 (72.22%) Route 53
5 18 (50.00%) SaaS
5 18 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (58.33%) DHCP
1 21 (58.33%) DNS
1 21 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) HTTP
3 3 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (16.67%) Big Data
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (69.44%) Hudson
1 25 (69.44%) Jenkins
2 21 (58.33%) Maven
3 6 (16.67%) JUnit
3 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (2.78%) Consultant
3 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (2.78%) Administrator
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
3 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (2.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (2.78%) Python Developer
3 1 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (2.78%) Web Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (2.78%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) Servlets
3 2 (5.56%) LAMP
4 1 (2.78%) Django
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (63.89%) Open Source
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) CentOS
2 7 (19.44%) Linux
3 5 (13.89%) Windows
4 2 (5.56%) UNIX
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) DevOps
2 25 (69.44%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 6 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
5 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Ruby
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (77.78%) Puppet
2 25 (69.44%) Vagrant
3 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.56%) Nagios
4 2 (5.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Red Hat
2 23 (63.89%) RightScale
3 2 (5.56%) Percona
4 1 (2.78%) Rackspace