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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 158 132 109
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -23
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 6 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.74% 0.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.35% 12.89% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 12
Median daily rate £500 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £310 £400
% change year-on-year
+38.30% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
255 225 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.31% 5.76% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 137 42
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £31.17 £15.00 £75.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.76% -80.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.23 £11.80 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £21.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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
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 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 4 £500 - 3
Cheshire -29 1 £550 +37.50%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (71.43%) DevOps
2 10 (71.43%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) Linux
3 9 (64.29%) Jenkins
3 9 (64.29%) Puppet
4 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (42.86%) Amazon S3
4 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 5 (35.71%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (35.71%) Route 53
5 5 (35.71%) Python
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) J2EE
6 4 (28.57%) DHCP
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Ansible
6 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) nginx
7 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (21.43%) Ruby
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
7 3 (21.43%) Docker
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
7 3 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (21.43%) 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 3 (21.43%) nginx
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) Jetty
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
3 1 (7.14%) SAS
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (42.86%) Amazon S3
3 5 (35.71%) Route 53
4 3 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (14.29%) Amazon Glacier
5 2 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (14.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (14.29%) Google App Engine
5 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (14.29%) SoftLayer
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (7.14%) CloudFront
6 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DHCP
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) IPsec
2 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (21.43%) MySQL
3 2 (14.29%) Big Data
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
4 1 (7.14%) DataStax
4 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (7.14%) Redis
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
3 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (14.29%) Hudson
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) Travis CI
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) GitLab
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Web Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) WebOps Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) J2EE
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 2 (14.29%) Servlets
4 1 (7.14%) ELK Stack
4 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
1 2 (14.29%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Android
4 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 2 (14.29%) CentOS
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Android Development
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Web Operations
4 1 (7.14%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 5 (35.71%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 3 (21.43%) Ruby
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) C
6 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.14%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) MCSA
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Docker
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) NFS
3 2 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) Puppet
2 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (28.57%) Ansible
4 1 (7.14%) Nessus
4 1 (7.14%) Oozie
4 1 (7.14%) Packer
4 1 (7.14%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Google
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.14%) Endeca
3 1 (7.14%) Hortonworks
3 1 (7.14%) New Relic
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Qualys
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) SaltStack