The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 246 350 394
Rank change year-on-year
+104 +44
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 414 236 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.46% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.46% 20.61% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 187 153
Average daily rate
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£413 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £189.50 £37.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+401.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £189.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+474.24% -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1765 1145 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.28% 2.25% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1113 773 432
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 £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 5
Average hourly rate £16.63 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.37% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +137.03%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +84 391 £400 +8.10% 132
London +51 233 £425 +6.25% 83
South East +32 44 £344 -19.11% 17
South West +7 42 £375 +15.38% 6
East of England +9 31 £380 -10.58% 9
City of London +31 28 £425 +6.25% 14
Yorkshire -8 28 £350 +40.00% 3
West Yorkshire -13 27 £350 +40.00% 2
Leeds -9 26 £350 +47.36% 2
Bristol - 23 £450 - 2
Hampshire -3 18 £375 -11.76% 4
Cambridgeshire +11 13 £233 - 2
Cambridge +11 13 £233 - 2
Wales - 13 £525 - 2
West Sussex - 12 £220 -
Southampton - 12 £375 - 4
Suffolk - 11 £403 - 4
Cardiff - 9 £525 - 1
South Wales - 9 £525 - 2
North West -1 8 £356 +13.09% 11
Gloucestershire -14 8 £375 +15.38% 1
Ipswich - 8 £403 - 4
Surrey +4 6 £431 - 3
Luton -11 6 £438 +2.94%
Bedfordshire -15 6 £438 +2.94%
Berkshire +7 5 £324 -13.66% 3
Somerset - 5 £300 -
Scotland -14 4 £350 -15.15% 1
Edinburgh -19 4 £350 -30.00% 1
Gatwick - 4 £220 -

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 514 (71.49%) Web Services
2 315 (43.81%) Linux
3 271 (37.69%) DevOps
4 255 (35.47%) Puppet
5 206 (28.65%) Opscode Chef
6 194 (26.98%) Amazon EC2
7 190 (26.43%) Java
8 185 (25.73%) Ruby
9 182 (25.31%) Python
10 143 (19.89%) Apache
11 140 (19.47%) MySQL
12 134 (18.64%) UNIX
13 131 (18.22%) PHP
14 129 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
15 127 (17.66%) Configuration Management
16 125 (17.39%) Red Hat
17 123 (17.11%) Windows
18 117 (16.27%) TDD
19 112 (15.58%) Amazon S3
20 100 (13.91%) JavaScript
21 98 (13.63%) VMware
21 98 (13.63%) NoSQL
21 98 (13.63%) Jenkins
22 96 (13.35%) LAMP
23 95 (13.21%) Open Source
24 93 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
25 92 (12.80%) Tomcat
26 88 (12.24%) CentOS
26 88 (12.24%) BDD
27 87 (12.10%) Amazon RDS

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 143 (19.89%) Apache
2 92 (12.80%) Tomcat
3 52 (7.23%) nginx
4 49 (6.82%) IIS
5 42 (5.84%) WebSphere
6 41 (5.70%) Node.js
7 38 (5.29%) WebLogic
8 28 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (3.20%) OpenStack
10 20 (2.78%) Apache Solr
10 20 (2.78%) SharePoint
11 19 (2.64%) MS Exchange
12 18 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (2.36%) Confluence
14 13 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (1.81%) CloudStack
15 12 (1.67%) CMS
15 12 (1.67%) Drupal
16 9 (1.25%) Mule
Applications
1 15 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) SPSS
3 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 22 (3.06%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.53%) Magento
3 8 (1.11%) Google Analytics
3 8 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.28%) Summit
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 194 (26.98%) Amazon EC2
2 112 (15.58%) Amazon S3
3 86 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 65 (9.04%) Cloud Computing
5 53 (7.37%) Amazon ELB
6 44 (6.12%) SaaS
7 36 (5.01%) Route 53
8 34 (4.73%) PaaS
9 29 (4.03%) IaaS
10 18 (2.50%) Amazon SQS
11 17 (2.36%) Office 365
12 12 (1.67%) ElastiCache
13 7 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (0.97%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.56%) GitHub
14 4 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
15 3 (0.42%) Google Apps
15 3 (0.42%) Google App Engine
16 2 (0.28%) Joyent
16 2 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (10.43%) DNS
2 60 (8.34%) Firewall
3 51 (7.09%) Internet
4 42 (5.84%) DHCP
5 34 (4.73%) TCP/IP
6 26 (3.62%) VPN
7 16 (2.23%) HTTP
8 14 (1.95%) SSL
9 12 (1.67%) SAN
9 12 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (1.53%) WAN
11 10 (1.39%) LAN
12 9 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (1.25%) Network Security
13 7 (0.97%) SSH
14 5 (0.70%) SNMP
14 5 (0.70%) IPv4
14 5 (0.70%) IPv6
15 4 (0.56%) SMTP
15 4 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (19.47%) MySQL
2 98 (13.63%) NoSQL
3 87 (12.10%) Amazon RDS
4 66 (9.18%) MongoDB
5 60 (8.34%) CouchDB
6 58 (8.07%) SQL Server
7 57 (7.93%) Big Data
8 45 (6.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 42 (5.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 39 (5.42%) Hadoop
11 29 (4.03%) Oracle Exadata
12 26 (3.62%) Redis
13 20 (2.78%) Riak
14 19 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (2.09%) Relational Database
16 13 (1.81%) Couchbase
16 13 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (1.25%) RDBMS
19 8 (1.11%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 98 (13.63%) Jenkins
2 83 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 72 (10.01%) JIRA
4 54 (7.51%) Maven
5 53 (7.37%) Hudson
6 51 (7.09%) Subversion
7 39 (5.42%) Cucumber
8 24 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (2.36%) JUnit
9 17 (2.36%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.81%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.67%) Selenium
11 12 (1.67%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.53%) CruiseControl
13 9 (1.25%) NUnit
14 7 (0.97%) JMeter
14 7 (0.97%) FitNesse
14 7 (0.97%) RSpec
14 7 (0.97%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.97%) Trac
General
1 68 (9.46%) Finance
2 21 (2.92%) Games
3 20 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 19 (2.64%) Marketing
5 13 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.25%) Electronics
8 8 (1.11%) Publishing
9 6 (0.83%) Billing
9 6 (0.83%) Advertising
10 5 (0.70%) Retail
11 4 (0.56%) Back Office
12 3 (0.42%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.28%) Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Legal
14 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 229 (31.85%) Developer
2 150 (20.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 94 (13.07%) Architect
4 60 (8.34%) Java Developer
5 43 (5.98%) Scala Developer
6 40 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 34 (4.73%) Cloud Engineer
8 31 (4.31%) Linux Engineer
9 30 (4.17%) .NET Developer
10 25 (3.48%) PHP Developer
10 25 (3.48%) Consultant
11 23 (3.20%) Web Developer
11 23 (3.20%) DBA
12 22 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
13 20 (2.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 19 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
14 19 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (2.50%) MySQL DBA
15 18 (2.50%) Cloud Architect
16 17 (2.36%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 514 (71.49%) Web Services
2 96 (13.35%) LAMP
3 76 (10.57%) HTML
4 75 (10.43%) CSS
5 63 (8.76%) .NET
6 57 (7.93%) RESTful
7 49 (6.82%) Spring
8 48 (6.68%) XML
9 47 (6.54%) jQuery
10 43 (5.98%) SVG
10 43 (5.98%) Play Framework
11 41 (5.70%) JSON
12 40 (5.56%) Batik
12 40 (5.56%) Akka
13 39 (5.42%) HTML5
14 35 (4.87%) REST
15 30 (4.17%) ASP.NET
16 29 (4.03%) WebSphere MQ
17 26 (3.62%) CSS3
18 25 (3.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 95 (13.21%) Open Source
2 34 (4.73%) Replication
2 34 (4.73%) Clustering
3 29 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 20 (2.78%) Hedge funds
5 16 (2.23%) Online Games
6 14 (1.95%) Digital Media
6 14 (1.95%) PKI
7 12 (1.67%) iPad
8 11 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.11%) DTV
10 6 (0.83%) Social Network
11 5 (0.70%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.70%) Social Media
12 3 (0.42%) Linked Data
12 3 (0.42%) CMDB
12 3 (0.42%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.28%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.28%) Statistics
13 2 (0.28%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 315 (43.81%) Linux
2 134 (18.64%) UNIX
3 123 (17.11%) Windows
4 88 (12.24%) CentOS
5 48 (6.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (5.42%) Debian
8 37 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (4.17%) SELinux
10 17 (2.36%) Android
11 16 (2.23%) Ubuntu
12 12 (1.67%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.39%) Solaris
14 9 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.83%) Fedora
15 6 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.83%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.28%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (37.69%) DevOps
2 129 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (17.66%) Configuration Management
4 117 (16.27%) TDD
5 93 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (12.24%) BDD
7 82 (11.40%) Scrum
8 70 (9.74%) Software Engineering
9 64 (8.90%) OO
10 60 (8.34%) MVC
11 55 (7.65%) E-Commerce
12 51 (7.09%) Web Development
13 42 (5.84%) Process Management
14 40 (5.56%) SOA
15 37 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
16 31 (4.31%) High Availability
17 29 (4.03%) Migration
17 29 (4.03%) Pair Programming
18 28 (3.89%) ITIL
19 27 (3.76%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 190 (26.43%) Java
2 185 (25.73%) Ruby
3 182 (25.31%) Python
4 131 (18.22%) PHP
5 100 (13.91%) JavaScript
6 84 (11.68%) Bash Shell
7 70 (9.74%) Perl
8 65 (9.04%) Scala
9 48 (6.68%) SQL
10 46 (6.40%) C#
11 45 (6.26%) PowerShell
12 33 (4.59%) Shell Script
13 28 (3.89%) C++
14 18 (2.50%) PHP5
15 12 (1.67%) XQuery
16 11 (1.53%) VBScript
17 9 (1.25%) Groovy
18 8 (1.11%) VB
19 6 (0.83%) XPath
20 5 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (1.67%) Degree
2 11 (1.53%) MCSE
2 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (1.39%) MCSA
3 10 (1.39%) MCP
4 3 (0.42%) ISEB
4 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.28%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.28%) CCNA
6 1 (0.14%) CCIE
6 1 (0.14%) RHCE
6 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.14%) MCTS
6 1 (0.14%) MCITP
6 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.17%) QA
2 7 (0.97%) SLA
3 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (5.84%) Active Directory
3 31 (4.31%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (2.92%) vCloud
5 11 (1.53%) UAG
6 10 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.25%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.25%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.25%) vSphere
8 7 (0.97%) XenApp
8 7 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.97%) Varnish
9 5 (0.70%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.56%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.42%) KVM
11 3 (0.42%) Xen
12 2 (0.28%) NFS
12 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 255 (35.47%) Puppet
2 206 (28.65%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (10.85%) Nagios
4 46 (6.40%) Vagrant
5 42 (5.84%) Cacti
6 39 (5.42%) Salt
7 33 (4.59%) Ansible
8 27 (3.76%) ZABBIX
9 20 (2.78%) SCCM
10 13 (1.81%) collectd
10 13 (1.81%) Opsview
11 6 (0.83%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.83%) Ganglia
11 6 (0.83%) WSUS
11 6 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.70%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.56%) Zenoss
13 4 (0.56%) StatsD
14 3 (0.42%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 125 (17.39%) Red Hat
2 98 (13.63%) VMware
3 68 (9.46%) Oracle
4 56 (7.79%) Microsoft
5 40 (5.56%) Percona
6 37 (5.15%) IBM
7 34 (4.73%) Google
8 27 (3.76%) Rackspace
8 27 (3.76%) Remedy
9 26 (3.62%) Citrix
9 26 (3.62%) RightScale
10 19 (2.64%) New Relic
11 17 (2.36%) Akamai
12 16 (2.23%) Zend
13 14 (1.95%) Apple
14 12 (1.67%) Cisco
14 12 (1.67%) Facebook
15 11 (1.53%) Twitter
15 11 (1.53%) Sun
16 8 (1.11%) SAP
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Recruiting.uk.com
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 280-320
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 375-450 Per Day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago