The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon AWS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon AWS over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 231 339 398
Rank change year-on-year
+108 +59
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 442 230 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.47% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.39% 19.02% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 180 108
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£425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1890 1209 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.77% 2.48% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 777 544
Average daily rate £438 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 24 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £43.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

Amazon AWS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Amazon AWS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Amazon AWS within the UK.

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Amazon AWS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS within the UK.

Amazon AWS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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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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
England +98 425 £425 +11.76% 143
London +68 248 £450 +9.09% 69
South East +69 95 £388 +19.23% 21
City of London +45 51 £450 +4.34% 13
Hampshire +14 36 £365 +15.87% 3
East of England +32 34 £450 - 15
Oxfordshire - 29 £450 - 7
Southampton +4 20 £375 +19.04% 1
South West -3 20 £438 +9.37% 9
Oxford - 16 £475 - 6
Bristol +4 12 £438 -7.89% 3
North West -6 12 £419 +11.66% 11
Bedfordshire - 12 £425 - 1
Manchester +4 11 £450 +100.00% 6
Scotland +1 11 £375 -1.31% 23
Suffolk +6 10 £425 -5.55% 4
East Sussex -1 10 £400 -
Brighton -4 10 £400 -
Ipswich +5 9 £388 -13.88% 3
Surrey +4 8 £325 -10.34% 8
West Yorkshire -23 8 £310 +3.33% 8
Yorkshire -30 8 £310 +3.33% 10
Leeds -30 8 £310 +3.33% 7
Basingstoke - 7 £365 - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £550 - 2
Glasgow +3 6 £213 -52.77% 11
Cambridgeshire -9 5 £500 - 5
Luton - 5 £475 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £450 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £388 - 12

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Amazon AWS 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 AWS.

1 627 (70.61%) Web Services
2 413 (46.51%) Linux
3 347 (39.08%) DevOps
4 326 (36.71%) Puppet
5 280 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
6 257 (28.94%) Python
7 237 (26.69%) Opscode Chef
8 235 (26.46%) Amazon EC2
8 235 (26.46%) Java
9 233 (26.24%) Ruby
10 197 (22.18%) Windows
11 180 (20.27%) Jenkins
12 168 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
13 166 (18.69%) Red Hat
14 163 (18.36%) Amazon S3
15 156 (17.57%) MySQL
16 152 (17.12%) Apache
17 145 (16.33%) Configuration Management
18 143 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
19 137 (15.43%) UNIX
20 135 (15.20%) VMware
21 129 (14.53%) Bash Shell
22 123 (13.85%) Scrum
23 118 (13.29%) PHP
23 118 (13.29%) CentOS
24 113 (12.73%) Git (software)
25 111 (12.50%) TDD
26 109 (12.27%) Tomcat
26 109 (12.27%) NoSQL
27 98 (11.04%) SQL

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Amazon AWS 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 AWS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 152 (17.12%) Apache
2 109 (12.27%) Tomcat
3 73 (8.22%) IIS
4 71 (8.00%) nginx
5 39 (4.39%) OpenStack
6 38 (4.28%) Node.js
7 32 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (2.82%) Apache Solr
9 24 (2.70%) WebSphere
10 23 (2.59%) WebLogic
11 21 (2.36%) Apache Spark
12 17 (1.91%) JBoss
13 16 (1.80%) CMS
14 15 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
15 14 (1.58%) Confluence
16 13 (1.46%) MS Exchange
17 10 (1.13%) SharePoint
17 10 (1.13%) Jetty
18 6 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
18 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 40 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.01%) assyst
3 5 (0.56%) Magento
4 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 235 (26.46%) Amazon EC2
2 163 (18.36%) Amazon S3
3 143 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (7.66%) Amazon ELB
5 44 (4.95%) Route 53
6 41 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (4.28%) Heroku
8 35 (3.94%) SaaS
9 33 (3.72%) PaaS
10 25 (2.82%) IaaS
11 24 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
12 18 (2.03%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (1.46%) ElastiCache
13 13 (1.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 13 (1.46%) Engine Yard
14 12 (1.35%) CloudFront
15 11 (1.24%) Office 365
16 9 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
17 7 (0.79%) GitHub
18 5 (0.56%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 86 (9.68%) DNS
2 80 (9.01%) Firewall
3 62 (6.98%) Internet
4 54 (6.08%) TCP/IP
5 42 (4.73%) DHCP
6 31 (3.49%) SSL
7 27 (3.04%) Network Security
8 21 (2.36%) FTP
9 18 (2.03%) VPN
10 17 (1.91%) VLAN
10 17 (1.91%) HTTP
11 12 (1.35%) SAN
12 10 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (0.90%) WAN
14 7 (0.79%) LAN
15 6 (0.68%) LDAP
15 6 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
16 5 (0.56%) DSL
16 5 (0.56%) SNMP
17 4 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (17.57%) MySQL
2 109 (12.27%) NoSQL
3 98 (11.04%) MongoDB
4 63 (7.09%) Hadoop
5 61 (6.87%) Amazon RDS
5 61 (6.87%) Big Data
6 51 (5.74%) SQL Server
6 51 (5.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 45 (5.07%) Redis
8 34 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.48%) Relational Database
9 22 (2.48%) RDBMS
10 20 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (1.91%) CouchDB
12 16 (1.80%) Riak
13 14 (1.58%) Oracle Exadata
14 10 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.90%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.90%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 180 (20.27%) Jenkins
2 113 (12.73%) Git (software)
3 75 (8.45%) Maven
4 59 (6.64%) Cucumber
4 59 (6.64%) Subversion
5 55 (6.19%) Hudson
6 49 (5.52%) JIRA
7 47 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 34 (3.83%) JUnit
9 27 (3.04%) RSpec
10 25 (2.82%) Selenium
11 21 (2.36%) TeamCity
12 17 (1.91%) Eclipse
12 17 (1.91%) Mockito
13 15 (1.69%) Visual Studio
14 13 (1.46%) Mercurial
15 12 (1.35%) FitNesse
16 10 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (1.13%) JMeter
17 8 (0.90%) Gradle
General
1 59 (6.64%) Finance
2 37 (4.17%) Marketing
3 32 (3.60%) Publishing
4 26 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.70%) Games
6 19 (2.14%) Retail
7 14 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.46%) Electronics
9 6 (0.68%) Banking
10 5 (0.56%) Advertising
11 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.34%) Law
13 2 (0.23%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Legal
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 238 (26.80%) Developer
2 177 (19.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 104 (11.71%) Architect
4 76 (8.56%) Java Developer
5 63 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (6.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 54 (6.08%) Consultant
7 44 (4.95%) Cloud Engineer
8 41 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
9 40 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
10 35 (3.94%) Senior Developer
11 30 (3.38%) Web Engineer
12 29 (3.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 27 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
14 26 (2.93%) Software Engineer
15 21 (2.36%) Administrator
16 20 (2.25%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
18 18 (2.03%) Web Developer
19 16 (1.80%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 627 (70.61%) Web Services
2 84 (9.46%) RESTful
3 82 (9.23%) .NET
4 80 (9.01%) HTML
4 80 (9.01%) CSS
5 71 (8.00%) Spring
6 70 (7.88%) LAMP
7 57 (6.42%) jQuery
8 55 (6.19%) JSON
9 50 (5.63%) XML
10 48 (5.41%) J2EE
11 46 (5.18%) REST
12 44 (4.95%) Ruby on Rails
13 41 (4.62%) HTML5
14 37 (4.17%) AngularJS
15 31 (3.49%) Hibernate
16 25 (2.82%) SOAP
17 24 (2.70%) CSS3
18 20 (2.25%) JPA
19 19 (2.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.25%) Open Source
2 45 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 33 (3.72%) Clustering
5 26 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.25%) Replication
7 17 (1.91%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.80%) Digital Media
8 16 (1.80%) Online Games
9 13 (1.46%) DTV
10 12 (1.35%) Device Driver
11 8 (0.90%) User Experience
11 8 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
12 6 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.68%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.68%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.45%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 413 (46.51%) Linux
2 197 (22.18%) Windows
3 137 (15.43%) UNIX
4 118 (13.29%) CentOS
5 66 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (5.52%) Ubuntu
7 28 (3.15%) Debian
8 24 (2.70%) Android
9 23 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (2.25%) Mac OS X
11 19 (2.14%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.01%) Fedora
14 9 (1.01%) Solaris
15 5 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.23%) CoreOS
17 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (39.08%) DevOps
2 280 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
4 145 (16.33%) Configuration Management
5 123 (13.85%) Scrum
6 111 (12.50%) TDD
7 89 (10.02%) E-Commerce
8 81 (9.12%) Load Balancing
9 75 (8.45%) BDD
10 51 (5.74%) Web Development
11 50 (5.63%) Software Engineering
12 44 (4.95%) SOA
13 41 (4.62%) MVC
14 40 (4.50%) ITIL
15 37 (4.17%) OO
16 36 (4.05%) Kanban
17 32 (3.60%) Migration
18 25 (2.82%) Project Management
18 25 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 257 (28.94%) Python
2 235 (26.46%) Java
3 233 (26.24%) Ruby
4 129 (14.53%) Bash Shell
5 118 (13.29%) PHP
6 98 (11.04%) SQL
6 98 (11.04%) JavaScript
7 89 (10.02%) Perl
8 77 (8.67%) PowerShell
9 56 (6.31%) Shell Script
10 50 (5.63%) C#
11 24 (2.70%) C++
12 18 (2.03%) Scala
13 16 (1.80%) Golang
14 14 (1.58%) Groovy
15 13 (1.46%) PHP5
16 11 (1.24%) Korn
17 9 (1.01%) Clojure
18 6 (0.68%) C
19 5 (0.56%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 31 (3.49%) Degree
2 14 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (1.58%) CCNA
3 12 (1.35%) CISSP
3 12 (1.35%) CISM
3 12 (1.35%) CCSA
3 12 (1.35%) JNCIA
4 8 (0.90%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.68%) MCSE
6 6 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (0.56%) MCP
7 5 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.34%) MCSA
8 3 (0.34%) ISEB
8 3 (0.34%) RHCE
8 3 (0.34%) VCDX
9 2 (0.23%) VCAP
9 2 (0.23%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.73%) QA
2 11 (1.24%) SLA
3 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.04%) Docker
4 24 (2.70%) VirtualBox
5 23 (2.59%) vCloud
6 19 (2.14%) vSphere
7 16 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (1.69%) Varnish
9 11 (1.24%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.13%) Hyper-V
11 8 (0.90%) XenApp
11 8 (0.90%) Xen
12 6 (0.68%) Postfix
12 6 (0.68%) Sendmail
13 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.45%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.34%) HDFS
15 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.34%) UAG
Systems Management
1 326 (36.71%) Puppet
2 237 (26.69%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (10.70%) Nagios
4 63 (7.09%) Ansible
5 54 (6.08%) Vagrant
6 39 (4.39%) Cacti
6 39 (4.39%) Salt
7 35 (3.94%) SCCM
8 34 (3.83%) SCOM
9 23 (2.59%) ZABBIX
10 14 (1.58%) SELinux
11 13 (1.46%) collectd
11 13 (1.46%) HAProxy
12 12 (1.35%) Cobbler
13 9 (1.01%) Capistrano
14 7 (0.79%) Opsview
14 7 (0.79%) Graphite
14 7 (0.79%) Zenoss
15 6 (0.68%) Kibana
15 6 (0.68%) logstash
Vendors
1 166 (18.69%) Red Hat
2 135 (15.20%) VMware
3 92 (10.36%) Oracle
4 91 (10.25%) Microsoft
5 54 (6.08%) Akamai
6 42 (4.73%) Rackspace
7 25 (2.82%) Cisco
8 24 (2.70%) Citrix
9 23 (2.59%) Percona
10 20 (2.25%) IBM
11 19 (2.14%) Google
12 18 (2.03%) SaltStack
12 18 (2.03%) HP
12 18 (2.03%) SAP
13 15 (1.69%) Remedy
13 15 (1.69%) BMC
13 15 (1.69%) ForgeRock
14 14 (1.58%) RightScale
15 13 (1.46%) Zend
16 12 (1.35%) Sitecore
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