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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 247 325 430
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +105
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 462 274 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.53% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.10% 21.49% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 198 83
Average daily rate
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£450 £378 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% -11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £484 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
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
2000 1275 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.62% 2.47% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 813 468
Average daily rate £440 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 24 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £11.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £43.75 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +72 446 £450 +20.00% 79
London +47 243 £475 +18.75% 36
South East +18 75 £400 +3.22% 11
East of England - 51 £450 - 9
City of London +20 43 £451 +28.71% 11
Bedfordshire - 28 £425 - 3
Oxfordshire - 23 £475 - 4
Hampshire +1 22 £370 +17.46%
North West -5 22 £413 +13.40% 7
Luton - 22 £475 - 3
South West -18 19 £438 +11.11% 5
Leeds -23 19 £305 +1.66%
West Yorkshire -27 19 £305 +1.66% 1
Yorkshire -32 19 £305 +1.66% 3
Southampton +7 14 £400 +26.98%
Scotland -1 12 £375 - 13
Cheshire +8 11 £400 +10.34% 4
Manchester -5 11 £450 +50.00% 3
Oxford - 11 £481 - 2
Chester +17 10 £400 +39.13% 2
Suffolk - 10 £463 -
Bristol - 8 £475 - 3
East Midlands +12 7 £413 -
Surrey -11 7 £350 -16.66% 3
Ipswich - 7 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £550 - 2
Glasgow +4 6 £213 -52.77% 4
East Sussex +3 6 £413 - 2
Brighton +1 6 £400 - 2
Edinburgh -1 6 £388 +3.33% 9

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 664 (73.21%) Web Services
2 426 (46.97%) Linux
3 372 (41.01%) DevOps
4 340 (37.49%) Puppet
5 273 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
6 255 (28.11%) Opscode Chef
7 251 (27.67%) Python
8 230 (25.36%) Amazon EC2
9 227 (25.03%) Java
9 227 (25.03%) Ruby
10 191 (21.06%) Windows
11 183 (20.18%) Jenkins
12 176 (19.40%) Apache
13 173 (19.07%) MySQL
13 173 (19.07%) Red Hat
14 160 (17.64%) VMware
15 157 (17.31%) Amazon S3
16 149 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
17 148 (16.32%) UNIX
17 148 (16.32%) Microsoft Azure
18 138 (15.21%) Configuration Management
19 137 (15.10%) PHP
20 133 (14.66%) Bash Shell
21 127 (14.00%) Scrum
22 121 (13.34%) Tomcat
22 121 (13.34%) CentOS
23 119 (13.12%) NoSQL
24 116 (12.79%) Open Source
25 108 (11.91%) SQL
26 107 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 176 (19.40%) Apache
2 121 (13.34%) Tomcat
3 85 (9.37%) IIS
4 57 (6.28%) nginx
5 37 (4.08%) OpenStack
5 37 (4.08%) Apache Solr
6 35 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
7 34 (3.75%) Node.js
8 32 (3.53%) WebSphere
9 31 (3.42%) WebLogic
10 20 (2.21%) Apache Spark
10 20 (2.21%) Confluence
11 16 (1.76%) SharePoint
12 15 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (1.54%) CMS
14 11 (1.21%) JBoss
15 10 (1.10%) MS Exchange
16 9 (0.99%) Jetty
17 8 (0.88%) WordPress
17 8 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.88%) MS Office
3 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.66%) assyst
4 4 (0.44%) Summit
4 4 (0.44%) Magento
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 230 (25.36%) Amazon EC2
2 157 (17.31%) Amazon S3
3 148 (16.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 60 (6.62%) Amazon ELB
5 48 (5.29%) Route 53
6 41 (4.52%) SaaS
7 36 (3.97%) PaaS
8 29 (3.20%) IaaS
9 26 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (2.54%) Amazon SQS
11 22 (2.43%) Heroku
12 17 (1.87%) Amazon EMR
13 12 (1.32%) Engine Yard
14 9 (0.99%) Office 365
15 8 (0.88%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
16 6 (0.66%) GitHub
17 5 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 5 (0.55%) ElastiCache
17 5 (0.55%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 87 (9.59%) DNS
2 76 (8.38%) Firewall
3 66 (7.28%) Internet
4 64 (7.06%) TCP/IP
5 39 (4.30%) DHCP
6 31 (3.42%) SSL
7 27 (2.98%) Network Security
8 23 (2.54%) VPN
9 21 (2.32%) FTP
10 16 (1.76%) SAN
11 15 (1.65%) VLAN
12 14 (1.54%) WAN
13 13 (1.43%) HTTP
14 12 (1.32%) LAN
15 9 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
16 8 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
17 7 (0.77%) SNMP
18 5 (0.55%) DSL
18 5 (0.55%) MPLS
19 4 (0.44%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (19.07%) MySQL
2 119 (13.12%) NoSQL
3 102 (11.25%) MongoDB
4 71 (7.83%) Hadoop
5 67 (7.39%) Big Data
6 66 (7.28%) Amazon RDS
7 65 (7.17%) SQL Server
8 56 (6.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 41 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
10 36 (3.97%) Redis
11 30 (3.31%) Oracle Exadata
12 29 (3.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 25 (2.76%) Relational Database
14 23 (2.54%) CouchDB
14 23 (2.54%) RDBMS
15 20 (2.21%) Riak
16 13 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
17 11 (1.21%) Oracle Database
18 10 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (1.10%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 183 (20.18%) Jenkins
2 96 (10.58%) Git (software)
3 91 (10.03%) Maven
4 80 (8.82%) JIRA
5 69 (7.61%) Subversion
6 60 (6.62%) Cucumber
7 52 (5.73%) Hudson
8 30 (3.31%) JUnit
9 26 (2.87%) Eclipse
9 26 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 25 (2.76%) Selenium
11 19 (2.09%) RSpec
12 17 (1.87%) Mockito
12 17 (1.87%) FitNesse
13 16 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (1.76%) TeamCity
14 11 (1.21%) JMeter
14 11 (1.21%) Visual Studio
14 11 (1.21%) NUnit
15 10 (1.10%) PHPUnit
General
1 61 (6.73%) Finance
2 28 (3.09%) Publishing
3 27 (2.98%) Games
4 26 (2.87%) Marketing
5 23 (2.54%) Retail
6 21 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.10%) Electronics
10 8 (0.88%) Advertising
11 5 (0.55%) Banking
12 4 (0.44%) Billing
13 2 (0.22%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.22%) Back Office
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 249 (27.45%) Developer
2 170 (18.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 114 (12.57%) Architect
4 64 (7.06%) Java Developer
5 58 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 56 (6.17%) Consultant
7 50 (5.51%) Cloud Engineer
8 46 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
9 44 (4.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 33 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
11 32 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
12 31 (3.42%) Web Developer
13 30 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 29 (3.20%) Web Engineer
14 29 (3.20%) Software Engineer
15 27 (2.98%) Senior Developer
16 21 (2.32%) PHP Developer
17 19 (2.09%) .NET Developer
18 18 (1.98%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
18 18 (1.98%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 664 (73.21%) Web Services
2 98 (10.80%) .NET
2 98 (10.80%) RESTful
3 86 (9.48%) LAMP
4 80 (8.82%) HTML
5 79 (8.71%) CSS
6 74 (8.16%) Spring
7 57 (6.28%) J2EE
8 53 (5.84%) JSON
9 49 (5.40%) jQuery
10 41 (4.52%) XML
11 40 (4.41%) REST
12 37 (4.08%) HTML5
13 35 (3.86%) AngularJS
14 33 (3.64%) Hibernate
15 30 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
16 27 (2.98%) ASP.NET
17 24 (2.65%) SOAP
17 24 (2.65%) CSS3
18 23 (2.54%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 116 (12.79%) Open Source
2 45 (4.96%) Clustering
3 41 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.09%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.43%) Client/Server
7 17 (1.87%) Replication
8 16 (1.76%) Online Games
9 14 (1.54%) Hedge funds
9 14 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.43%) Digital Media
11 11 (1.21%) Device Driver
12 9 (0.99%) User Experience
12 9 (0.99%) DTV
13 8 (0.88%) iPad
14 7 (0.77%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.66%) Social Network
15 6 (0.66%) Visualisation
16 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
16 5 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 426 (46.97%) Linux
2 191 (21.06%) Windows
3 148 (16.32%) UNIX
4 121 (13.34%) CentOS
5 60 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (4.85%) Ubuntu
7 36 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (3.53%) Debian
10 16 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (1.76%) Android
11 13 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.66%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.55%) Fedora
15 4 (0.44%) AIX
15 4 (0.44%) Solaris
16 3 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (41.01%) DevOps
2 273 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
4 138 (15.21%) Configuration Management
5 127 (14.00%) Scrum
6 98 (10.80%) TDD
7 87 (9.59%) E-Commerce
8 68 (7.50%) Load Balancing
9 67 (7.39%) BDD
10 63 (6.95%) MVC
11 53 (5.84%) SOA
12 47 (5.18%) Software Engineering
13 40 (4.41%) Web Development
14 38 (4.19%) ITIL
14 38 (4.19%) OO
15 28 (3.09%) Migration
15 28 (3.09%) Kanban
15 28 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
16 25 (2.76%) Release Management
17 22 (2.43%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 251 (27.67%) Python
2 227 (25.03%) Java
2 227 (25.03%) Ruby
3 137 (15.10%) PHP
4 133 (14.66%) Bash Shell
5 108 (11.91%) SQL
6 105 (11.58%) JavaScript
7 100 (11.03%) Perl
8 84 (9.26%) PowerShell
9 61 (6.73%) C#
10 56 (6.17%) Shell Script
11 27 (2.98%) C++
12 17 (1.87%) PHP5
13 16 (1.76%) Scala
14 14 (1.54%) VBScript
15 11 (1.21%) Golang
16 9 (0.99%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.99%) Korn
17 8 (0.88%) C
18 7 (0.77%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 25 (2.76%) Degree
2 15 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (1.65%) CCNA
3 12 (1.32%) CCSA
3 12 (1.32%) JNCIA
3 12 (1.32%) CISSP
3 12 (1.32%) CISM
4 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (0.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.44%) MCSE
6 3 (0.33%) RHCE
6 3 (0.33%) MCSA
6 3 (0.33%) MCP
6 3 (0.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.22%) ISEB
7 2 (0.22%) VCDX
7 2 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.11%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.52%) QA
2 10 (1.10%) SLA
3 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.44%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.53%) Oracle RAC
4 29 (3.20%) vCloud
5 21 (2.32%) Docker
6 18 (1.98%) vSphere
7 17 (1.87%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.76%) VirtualBox
9 13 (1.43%) XenApp
10 11 (1.21%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.10%) Hyper-V
12 8 (0.88%) Varnish
13 6 (0.66%) Xen
14 4 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.22%) Postfix
15 2 (0.22%) Sendmail
15 2 (0.22%) Kerio MailServer
15 2 (0.22%) UAG
15 2 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 340 (37.49%) Puppet
2 255 (28.11%) Opscode Chef
3 94 (10.36%) Nagios
4 63 (6.95%) Ansible
5 48 (5.29%) Vagrant
6 46 (5.07%) Cacti
7 40 (4.41%) Salt
8 33 (3.64%) SCCM
9 30 (3.31%) SCOM
9 30 (3.31%) SELinux
10 24 (2.65%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.43%) HAProxy
12 12 (1.32%) collectd
13 11 (1.21%) Cobbler
14 8 (0.88%) Zenoss
15 7 (0.77%) Opsview
16 6 (0.66%) Graphite
17 5 (0.55%) Mesos
17 5 (0.55%) logstash
17 5 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 173 (19.07%) Red Hat
2 160 (17.64%) VMware
3 106 (11.69%) Oracle
3 106 (11.69%) Microsoft
4 41 (4.52%) Akamai
5 40 (4.41%) Rackspace
6 38 (4.19%) IBM
7 26 (2.87%) Citrix
7 26 (2.87%) Percona
8 23 (2.54%) HP
9 22 (2.43%) Remedy
10 20 (2.21%) Google
11 19 (2.09%) Zend
12 18 (1.98%) Cisco
12 18 (1.98%) SaltStack
13 16 (1.76%) BMC
14 14 (1.54%) SAP
14 14 (1.54%) RightScale
15 11 (1.21%) ForgeRock
15 11 (1.21%) Apple
South West England
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Church International
Rate: up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
People Source
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Luton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £175 - £250 per day
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