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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Rank 133 224 329
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +105
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 922 516 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 0.93% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.53% 28.26% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 357 180
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.89% -47.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.15 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.25 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+51.89% -64.09%

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
2750 1826 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.94% 3.31% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1734 1146 705
Average daily rate £418 £418 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £334
% change year-on-year
- +19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 34 21
Average hourly rate £26.66 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.56% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £9.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £16.53
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -15.30%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 +86 871 £425 - 368
London +73 491 £450 +1.12% 228
South East +64 121 £400 - 35
North West +31 121 £488 +25.80% 24
City of London +56 87 £450 +4.65% 57
Cheshire +15 70 £590 +49.84% 7
Oxfordshire - 62 £380 - 11
East of England +48 48 £400 +3.22% 31
South West +1 39 £438 -2.77% 14
Warrington - 37 £650 - 1
Yorkshire +1 36 £308 -15.17% 15
Oxford - 36 £380 -
West Yorkshire +6 33 £320 -11.72% 13
Leeds +5 32 £315 -13.10% 9
Scotland +29 27 £400 -4.19% 15
Hertfordshire +24 25 £425 -10.52% 9
Edinburgh +21 22 £400 -4.19% 6
Berkshire +9 22 £400 - 4
Gloucestershire -5 21 £406 +8.33% 3
Manchester -9 19 £488 +21.87% 16
Merseyside 0 18 £375 -3.22%
Hampshire -5 18 £438 +12.90% 4
Chester -7 17 £425 +11.47% 1
Cambridgeshire +21 16 £375 -16.66% 9
Bristol -5 14 £450 - 7
Cambridge - 14 £375 - 7
Surrey -3 13 £411 -0.30% 10
Lancashire +11 10 £300 -22.58%
Slough +8 10 £375 -3.84%
Southampton -4 10 £375 -6.25% 2

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 736 (43.37%) Linux
2 699 (41.19%) Web Services
3 647 (38.13%) DevOps
4 621 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
5 580 (34.18%) Puppet
6 560 (33.00%) Java
7 504 (29.70%) Python
8 475 (27.99%) Opscode Chef
9 432 (25.46%) Ruby
10 397 (23.39%) Windows
11 381 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
12 357 (21.04%) Jenkins
13 339 (19.98%) Continuous Integration
14 308 (18.15%) Configuration Management
15 293 (17.27%) VMware
16 282 (16.62%) JavaScript
17 274 (16.15%) Amazon EC2
18 264 (15.56%) Git (software)
19 253 (14.91%) TDD
20 251 (14.79%) MySQL
21 246 (14.50%) MongoDB
22 233 (13.73%) Apache
23 232 (13.67%) UNIX
24 228 (13.44%) Oracle
25 219 (12.91%) .NET
26 214 (12.61%) Red Hat
27 203 (11.96%) SQL
28 193 (11.37%) NoSQL
29 192 (11.31%) OpenStack
30 190 (11.20%) HTML

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 233 (13.73%) Apache
2 192 (11.31%) OpenStack
3 160 (9.43%) Tomcat
4 152 (8.96%) IIS
5 150 (8.84%) Node.js
6 115 (6.78%) nginx
7 54 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
8 46 (2.71%) WebSphere
9 45 (2.65%) JBoss
10 38 (2.24%) Apache Solr
11 33 (1.94%) Apache Spark
12 32 (1.89%) WebLogic
13 30 (1.77%) Apache Pig
14 29 (1.71%) Jetty
14 29 (1.71%) SharePoint
15 27 (1.59%) Confluence
16 20 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
16 20 (1.18%) MS Exchange
17 19 (1.12%) CMS
18 13 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 35 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.35%) MS Office
2 6 (0.35%) SPSS
3 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.059%) MS Project
6 1 (0.059%) InDesign
6 1 (0.059%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 18 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.53%) assyst
3 8 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.35%) Maximo
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.24%) Magento
7 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) Tridion
9 1 (0.059%) AWD
9 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 381 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 274 (16.15%) Amazon EC2
3 151 (8.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 150 (8.84%) Amazon S3
5 147 (8.66%) Cloud Computing
6 105 (6.19%) IaaS
7 71 (4.18%) PaaS
8 70 (4.12%) Heroku
9 62 (3.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 60 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 52 (3.06%) SaaS
12 49 (2.89%) Amazon ELB
13 42 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 37 (2.18%) Amazon EMR
15 30 (1.77%) Route 53
16 29 (1.71%) Google App Engine
17 28 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
18 26 (1.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 23 (1.36%) Office 365
20 19 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 161 (9.49%) DNS
2 109 (6.42%) Firewall
3 99 (5.83%) TCP/IP
4 90 (5.30%) Internet
5 76 (4.48%) Network Security
6 75 (4.42%) DHCP
7 72 (4.24%) HTTP
8 65 (3.83%) SSL
9 55 (3.24%) SAN
10 47 (2.77%) WAN
11 44 (2.59%) VPN
12 40 (2.36%) FTP
13 35 (2.06%) LAN
14 23 (1.36%) IPsec
15 17 (1.00%) VLAN
16 16 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
17 15 (0.88%) NAS
18 12 (0.71%) LDAP
19 11 (0.65%) ADSL
20 10 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (14.79%) MySQL
2 246 (14.50%) MongoDB
3 193 (11.37%) NoSQL
4 160 (9.43%) Hadoop
5 158 (9.31%) Big Data
6 153 (9.02%) SQL Server
7 125 (7.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 110 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
9 77 (4.54%) Redis
10 72 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
11 64 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
12 53 (3.12%) Relational Database
13 39 (2.30%) Apache Hive
14 38 (2.24%) RDBMS
15 33 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
16 31 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
17 21 (1.24%) CouchDB
18 19 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 16 (0.94%) HBase
20 13 (0.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 357 (21.04%) Jenkins
2 264 (15.56%) Git (software)
3 112 (6.60%) Maven
4 107 (6.31%) Subversion
5 84 (4.95%) JIRA
6 72 (4.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 70 (4.12%) Hudson
8 64 (3.77%) Cucumber
9 49 (2.89%) TeamCity
10 42 (2.47%) JUnit
11 35 (2.06%) Selenium
12 33 (1.94%) RSpec
13 32 (1.89%) Mercurial
14 28 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (1.59%) Ant
16 26 (1.53%) Jasmine
17 25 (1.47%) Gradle
18 23 (1.36%) Mockito
19 22 (1.30%) Grunt
20 17 (1.00%) Bower
General
1 121 (7.13%) Finance
2 57 (3.36%) Marketing
3 54 (3.18%) Publishing
4 53 (3.12%) Games
5 46 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 39 (2.30%) Retail
7 26 (1.53%) Banking
8 21 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.06%) Electronics
10 10 (0.59%) Advertising
11 8 (0.47%) Legal
12 6 (0.35%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.18%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.18%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.18%) Law
15 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.12%) German Language
15 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 434 (25.57%) Developer
2 364 (21.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 242 (14.26%) Architect
4 136 (8.01%) Java Developer
5 110 (6.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 75 (4.42%) Consultant
7 74 (4.36%) Technical Architect
8 72 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 67 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
10 66 (3.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 64 (3.77%) Senior Developer
12 60 (3.54%) Administrator
13 57 (3.36%) Linux Engineer
14 49 (2.89%) Web Engineer
15 48 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
16 47 (2.77%) Software Engineer
17 46 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
17 46 (2.71%) Analyst
18 37 (2.18%) Web Developer
18 37 (2.18%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 699 (41.19%) Web Services
2 219 (12.91%) .NET
3 190 (11.20%) HTML
4 170 (10.02%) CSS
5 154 (9.07%) AngularJS
6 129 (7.60%) RESTful
7 127 (7.48%) Spring
8 113 (6.66%) XML
9 110 (6.48%) HTML5
10 106 (6.25%) JSON
10 106 (6.25%) jQuery
11 99 (5.83%) REST
12 87 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
13 75 (4.42%) J2EE
14 72 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 62 (3.65%) LAMP
16 59 (3.48%) Hibernate
17 57 (3.36%) CSS3
18 52 (3.06%) SOAP
19 43 (2.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.31%) Open Source
2 88 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (3.71%) Computer Science
3 63 (3.71%) Public Cloud
4 54 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (3.18%) Visualisation
5 53 (3.12%) Mobile App
6 47 (2.77%) User Experience
6 47 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 43 (2.53%) Clustering
8 42 (2.47%) Digital Media
9 40 (2.36%) Private Cloud
10 32 (1.89%) Replication
11 30 (1.77%) Online Games
12 28 (1.65%) Data Integration
13 20 (1.18%) Statistics
14 18 (1.06%) DTV
15 17 (1.00%) Social Media
16 15 (0.88%) Device Driver
16 15 (0.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 736 (43.37%) Linux
2 397 (23.39%) Windows
3 232 (13.67%) UNIX
4 125 (7.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 119 (7.01%) CentOS
6 89 (5.24%) Ubuntu
7 69 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (2.36%) Android
10 36 (2.12%) Apple iOS
11 34 (2.00%) Mac OS X
12 23 (1.36%) Debian
13 18 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.59%) Solaris
15 8 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
15 8 (0.47%) Fedora
16 6 (0.35%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.12%) SUSE
18 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (38.13%) DevOps
2 621 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 339 (19.98%) Continuous Integration
4 308 (18.15%) Configuration Management
5 253 (14.91%) TDD
6 185 (10.90%) Scrum
7 156 (9.19%) Continuous Delivery
8 131 (7.72%) E-Commerce
9 128 (7.54%) BDD
10 123 (7.25%) Load Balancing
11 103 (6.07%) SOA
12 102 (6.01%) Migration
13 98 (5.77%) Software Engineering
14 87 (5.13%) OO
15 81 (4.77%) MVC
16 79 (4.66%) ITIL
17 66 (3.89%) Analytics
18 65 (3.83%) Kanban
19 62 (3.65%) Web Development
20 54 (3.18%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 560 (33.00%) Java
2 504 (29.70%) Python
3 432 (25.46%) Ruby
4 282 (16.62%) JavaScript
5 203 (11.96%) SQL
6 187 (11.02%) Bash Shell
7 176 (10.37%) PHP
8 164 (9.66%) Perl
9 158 (9.31%) PowerShell
10 88 (5.19%) Shell Script
11 77 (4.54%) C#
12 57 (3.36%) R
12 57 (3.36%) Scala
13 43 (2.53%) Go
14 26 (1.53%) Groovy
15 20 (1.18%) C++
16 16 (0.94%) Korn
16 16 (0.94%) C
17 13 (0.77%) T-SQL
18 10 (0.59%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 78 (4.60%) Degree
2 40 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.65%) CCNA
5 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.59%) VCAP
7 9 (0.53%) VCDX
8 8 (0.47%) MCSE
8 8 (0.47%) MCP
9 7 (0.41%) CCNP
9 7 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.35%) PhD
10 6 (0.35%) MCSA
10 6 (0.35%) RHCE
10 6 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.24%) CCIE
11 4 (0.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.59%) QA
2 19 (1.12%) SLA
3 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
System Software
1 181 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 119 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 76 (4.48%) Docker
4 68 (4.01%) vCloud
5 64 (3.77%) vSphere
6 47 (2.77%) Hyper-V
7 30 (1.77%) Xen
8 21 (1.24%) Varnish
9 20 (1.18%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.71%) HDFS
11 10 (0.59%) VMware ESX
11 10 (0.59%) XenServer
12 9 (0.53%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.53%) XenApp
13 6 (0.35%) Postfix
13 6 (0.35%) Sendmail
13 6 (0.35%) UAG
14 5 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 580 (34.18%) Puppet
2 475 (27.99%) Opscode Chef
3 173 (10.19%) Ansible
4 131 (7.72%) Nagios
5 93 (5.48%) Salt
6 84 (4.95%) Vagrant
7 68 (4.01%) ZABBIX
8 55 (3.24%) StatsD
9 42 (2.47%) SCCM
10 37 (2.18%) HAProxy
11 36 (2.12%) Kibana
12 33 (1.94%) SCOM
13 27 (1.59%) Cacti
14 20 (1.18%) Graphite
15 19 (1.12%) Cobbler
16 17 (1.00%) Zenoss
16 17 (1.00%) logstash
17 15 (0.88%) collectd
17 15 (0.88%) Mesos
18 9 (0.53%) Graylog
Vendors
1 293 (17.27%) VMware
2 228 (13.44%) Oracle
3 214 (12.61%) Red Hat
4 157 (9.25%) Microsoft
5 101 (5.95%) Citrix
6 91 (5.36%) Rackspace
7 84 (4.95%) Google
8 57 (3.36%) New Relic
9 56 (3.30%) Tableau
10 55 (3.24%) Cisco
11 53 (3.12%) Teradata
12 46 (2.71%) Mashery
13 45 (2.65%) Apigee
14 42 (2.47%) Akamai
15 35 (2.06%) Perforce
15 35 (2.06%) HP
16 25 (1.47%) Splunk
16 25 (1.47%) SAP
16 25 (1.47%) NetApp
17 23 (1.36%) IBM
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