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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 260 332 385
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +53
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 436 277 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.53% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.08% 22.07% 28.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 222 166
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £113.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £189.50 - -

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
1889 1255 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.39% 2.38% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 865 462
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £125 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 28 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Amazon AWS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
England +70 415 £400 +6.66% 116
London +38 254 £425 +6.25% 58
South East +41 57 £375 -11.76% 23
East of England +7 37 £350 -17.64% 13
City of London +21 31 £444 -1.38% 7
Hampshire +17 31 £370 -12.94% 9
South West -5 30 £375 +15.38% 6
Southampton - 22 £375 - 7
Yorkshire -18 14 £350 +44.32% 9
Suffolk +3 13 £400 -5.88% 5
Bristol - 13 £438 - 5
Cambridgeshire +5 12 £233 - 3
North West +3 12 £394 +23.04% 6
Cambridge +2 12 £233 - 3
West Yorkshire -20 11 £350 +44.32% 5
Leeds -23 11 £350 +44.32% 5
Bedfordshire -12 9 £425 - 5
Gloucestershire -17 8 £353 +8.46%
Ipswich - 8 £400 - 3
Luton -18 7 £425 - 5
West Midlands -5 6 £325 +27.45%
West Sussex - 6 £220 -
Surrey -2 5 £410 - 7
Edinburgh -10 4 £350 -30.00% 1
Scotland -16 4 £350 - 2
Middlesex - 4 £500 -
Berkshire - 4 £338 - 1
East Midlands +3 3 £400 +60.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 - 4
Cheshire - 3 £400 - 2

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 588 (72.41%) Web Services
2 359 (44.21%) Linux
3 308 (37.93%) DevOps
4 297 (36.58%) Puppet
5 242 (29.80%) Opscode Chef
6 225 (27.71%) Amazon EC2
7 211 (25.99%) Java
8 199 (24.51%) Ruby
9 196 (24.14%) Python
10 170 (20.94%) MySQL
11 162 (19.95%) Apache
12 152 (18.72%) PHP
13 150 (18.47%) UNIX
13 150 (18.47%) Windows
13 150 (18.47%) Red Hat
14 145 (17.86%) Configuration Management
14 145 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
15 135 (16.63%) Amazon S3
16 131 (16.13%) VMware
17 129 (15.89%) Jenkins
18 124 (15.27%) TDD
19 114 (14.04%) Open Source
20 113 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
21 112 (13.79%) Tomcat
22 108 (13.30%) Scrum
22 108 (13.30%) NoSQL
23 106 (13.05%) LAMP
24 104 (12.81%) CentOS
25 102 (12.56%) JavaScript
26 97 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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
1 162 (19.95%) Apache
2 112 (13.79%) Tomcat
3 64 (7.88%) IIS
4 56 (6.90%) nginx
5 46 (5.67%) WebSphere
6 42 (5.17%) WebLogic
7 40 (4.93%) Node.js
8 31 (3.82%) OpenStack
9 30 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
10 26 (3.20%) Apache Solr
11 21 (2.59%) SharePoint
12 19 (2.34%) MS Exchange
13 18 (2.22%) Confluence
13 18 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (1.35%) CMS
16 9 (1.11%) Drupal
16 9 (1.11%) Mule
16 9 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.49%) MS Office
3 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) SPSS
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.12%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.62%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.62%) Magento
4 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.49%) Summit
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 225 (27.71%) Amazon EC2
2 135 (16.63%) Amazon S3
3 97 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (8.13%) Cloud Computing
5 59 (7.27%) Amazon ELB
6 52 (6.40%) SaaS
7 38 (4.68%) Route 53
8 36 (4.43%) PaaS
9 31 (3.82%) IaaS
10 21 (2.59%) Amazon SQS
11 18 (2.22%) Office 365
12 11 (1.35%) CloudFront
12 11 (1.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 11 (1.35%) ElastiCache
13 9 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
14 6 (0.74%) GitHub
15 5 (0.62%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.49%) IBM SmartCloud
16 4 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
16 4 (0.49%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 76 (9.36%) DNS
2 64 (7.88%) Firewall
3 60 (7.39%) Internet
4 45 (5.54%) DHCP
5 40 (4.93%) TCP/IP
6 27 (3.33%) VPN
7 18 (2.22%) SSL
8 17 (2.09%) WAN
9 15 (1.85%) HTTP
10 14 (1.72%) LAN
10 14 (1.72%) SAN
11 12 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.23%) Network Security
13 9 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (0.74%) MPLS
15 5 (0.62%) SSH
15 5 (0.62%) SNMP
15 5 (0.62%) IPv4
15 5 (0.62%) IPv6
16 3 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (20.94%) MySQL
2 108 (13.30%) NoSQL
3 94 (11.58%) Amazon RDS
4 77 (9.48%) MongoDB
5 64 (7.88%) SQL Server
6 57 (7.02%) Big Data
7 56 (6.90%) CouchDB
8 44 (5.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 43 (5.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 41 (5.05%) Hadoop
11 33 (4.06%) Oracle Exadata
12 29 (3.57%) Redis
13 21 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (2.46%) Riak
14 20 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (1.97%) Relational Database
16 13 (1.60%) Couchbase
16 13 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (1.35%) SimpleDB
18 10 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 129 (15.89%) Jenkins
2 89 (10.96%) Git (software)
3 84 (10.34%) JIRA
4 75 (9.24%) Maven
5 57 (7.02%) Hudson
6 55 (6.77%) Cucumber
7 46 (5.67%) Subversion
8 27 (3.33%) JUnit
9 26 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (2.96%) Eclipse
11 16 (1.97%) Selenium
12 14 (1.72%) TeamCity
13 13 (1.60%) FitNesse
14 12 (1.48%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.35%) CruiseControl
15 11 (1.35%) PHPUnit
16 10 (1.23%) NUnit
17 9 (1.11%) Mockito
18 8 (0.99%) RSpec
18 8 (0.99%) JMeter
General
1 68 (8.37%) Finance
2 27 (3.33%) Games
3 21 (2.59%) Marketing
4 20 (2.46%) Financial Institution
5 16 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.97%) Publishing
6 12 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.35%) Retail
8 10 (1.23%) Electronics
9 8 (0.99%) Billing
10 6 (0.74%) Advertising
11 4 (0.49%) Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 244 (30.05%) Developer
2 157 (19.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 114 (14.04%) Architect
4 69 (8.50%) Java Developer
5 50 (6.16%) Software Engineer
6 45 (5.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 40 (4.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 37 (4.56%) Linux Engineer
9 36 (4.43%) Consultant
10 35 (4.31%) Scala Developer
11 31 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
11 31 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (3.57%) .NET Developer
12 29 (3.57%) Web Developer
13 23 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
13 23 (2.83%) DBA
13 23 (2.83%) PHP Developer
14 20 (2.46%) Cloud Architect
15 18 (2.22%) MySQL DBA
16 17 (2.09%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 588 (72.41%) Web Services
2 106 (13.05%) LAMP
3 77 (9.48%) RESTful
4 75 (9.24%) .NET
5 73 (8.99%) HTML
6 70 (8.62%) CSS
7 64 (7.88%) Spring
8 50 (6.16%) JSON
8 50 (6.16%) jQuery
9 45 (5.54%) XML
10 42 (5.17%) HTML5
11 41 (5.05%) REST
11 41 (5.05%) J2EE
12 37 (4.56%) Play Framework
13 36 (4.43%) Akka
13 36 (4.43%) SVG
14 35 (4.31%) Batik
15 33 (4.06%) WebSphere MQ
16 31 (3.82%) ASP.NET
17 26 (3.20%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 114 (14.04%) Open Source
2 36 (4.43%) Clustering
3 32 (3.94%) Mobile App
4 29 (3.57%) Replication
5 20 (2.46%) Hedge funds
6 17 (2.09%) Online Games
7 15 (1.85%) Digital Media
8 14 (1.72%) PKI
9 13 (1.60%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.35%) iPad
11 9 (1.11%) DTV
12 8 (0.99%) Computer Science
12 8 (0.99%) Social Network
13 6 (0.74%) Social Media
14 4 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
15 3 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.37%) Data Integration
15 3 (0.37%) CMDB
15 3 (0.37%) Linked Data
16 2 (0.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 359 (44.21%) Linux
2 150 (18.47%) UNIX
2 150 (18.47%) Windows
3 104 (12.81%) CentOS
4 50 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (4.93%) Debian
7 38 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (4.19%) SELinux
9 17 (2.09%) Ubuntu
9 17 (2.09%) Android
10 13 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.60%) Solaris
11 12 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.99%) Fedora
14 6 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.49%) AIX
16 2 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (37.93%) DevOps
2 145 (17.86%) Configuration Management
2 145 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (15.27%) TDD
4 113 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (13.30%) Scrum
6 96 (11.82%) BDD
7 79 (9.73%) Software Engineering
8 70 (8.62%) MVC
9 66 (8.13%) OO
9 66 (8.13%) E-Commerce
10 53 (6.53%) Web Development
11 46 (5.67%) SOA
12 38 (4.68%) Performance Tuning
13 37 (4.56%) ITIL
13 37 (4.56%) Process Management
13 37 (4.56%) Load Balancing
14 34 (4.19%) High Availability
15 33 (4.06%) Migration
16 25 (3.08%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 211 (25.99%) Java
2 199 (24.51%) Ruby
3 196 (24.14%) Python
4 152 (18.72%) PHP
5 102 (12.56%) JavaScript
6 94 (11.58%) Bash Shell
7 80 (9.85%) Perl
8 66 (8.13%) SQL
9 61 (7.51%) PowerShell
9 61 (7.51%) Scala
10 54 (6.65%) C#
11 36 (4.43%) Shell Script
12 32 (3.94%) C++
13 26 (3.20%) PHP5
14 13 (1.60%) VBScript
15 11 (1.35%) Groovy
16 10 (1.23%) C
17 9 (1.11%) VB
17 9 (1.11%) XQuery
18 8 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (1.48%) Degree
2 11 (1.35%) MCSE
2 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (1.23%) MCSA
3 10 (1.23%) MCP
4 7 (0.86%) CCNA
4 7 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.74%) CISSP
5 6 (0.74%) CISM
5 6 (0.74%) CCSA
5 6 (0.74%) JNCIA
6 3 (0.37%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.37%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.37%) ISEB
7 2 (0.25%) VCDX
7 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.12%) LPIC
8 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.57%) QA
2 8 (0.99%) SLA
3 4 (0.49%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 94 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (6.28%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.31%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (3.69%) vCloud
5 13 (1.60%) vSphere
5 13 (1.60%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.35%) UAG
6 11 (1.35%) XenApp
6 11 (1.35%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.11%) VirtualBox
8 9 (1.11%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.86%) Varnish
9 7 (0.86%) Docker
10 6 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.49%) Xen
11 4 (0.49%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.49%) HDFS
12 2 (0.25%) KVM
12 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 297 (36.58%) Puppet
2 242 (29.80%) Opscode Chef
3 79 (9.73%) Nagios
4 53 (6.53%) Vagrant
5 48 (5.91%) Cacti
6 46 (5.67%) Salt
7 37 (4.56%) Ansible
8 29 (3.57%) ZABBIX
9 23 (2.83%) SCCM
10 9 (1.11%) Zenoss
11 8 (0.99%) Opsview
12 7 (0.86%) collectd
12 7 (0.86%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.74%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.62%) WSUS
14 5 (0.62%) SCOM
14 5 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
15 4 (0.49%) Capistrano
16 3 (0.37%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 150 (18.47%) Red Hat
2 131 (16.13%) VMware
3 83 (10.22%) Oracle
4 72 (8.87%) Microsoft
5 46 (5.67%) IBM
6 45 (5.54%) Percona
7 35 (4.31%) Google
8 32 (3.94%) Citrix
9 29 (3.57%) Rackspace
10 28 (3.45%) Remedy
11 24 (2.96%) RightScale
12 21 (2.59%) Zend
13 19 (2.34%) New Relic
14 17 (2.09%) Cisco
15 13 (1.60%) Akamai
16 12 (1.48%) Facebook
16 12 (1.48%) Apple
17 11 (1.35%) Sun
17 11 (1.35%) Twitter
18 10 (1.23%) HP
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £550 per day + Flexible at this stage!
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 420-500
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 days ago