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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)
Rank 258 328 441
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +113
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 434 289 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.55% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.83% 23.16% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 215 114
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £125 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £190.00 - -

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
1988 1248 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.45% 2.37% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 836 424
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £125 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.85 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +62 413 £400 +2.56% 143
London +45 249 £425 +6.25% 86
South East +58 62 £375 -11.76% 21
Hampshire +24 40 £375 -23.07% 6
East of England +15 37 £350 -17.64% 9
City of London +25 30 £400 -11.11% 12
Southampton - 28 £375 - 2
South West -27 20 £375 +15.38% 5
Yorkshire -17 19 £350 +44.32% 10
West Yorkshire -14 15 £350 +44.32% 4
North West -8 14 £394 +23.04% 12
Bedfordshire -1 13 £400 -5.88% 2
Leeds -21 12 £350 +44.32% 4
Suffolk +11 10 £405 -4.70% 1
Luton -10 9 £425 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 8 £271 - 4
Bristol - 8 £375 - 3
Cambridge - 8 £271 - 3
Gloucestershire -12 7 £290 -10.76% 2
West Midlands -17 7 £325 +26.21% 1
Ipswich - 6 £390 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £350 - 3
Hertfordshire - 5 £400 - 2
Cheshire +3 4 £400 - 6
Edinburgh +1 4 £350 -30.00%
Surrey -1 4 £410 - 6
Scotland -13 4 £350 - 2
Middlesex - 4 £500 -
Birmingham - 4 - -
Berkshire +10 3 £338 - 2

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 602 (71.92%) Web Services
2 369 (44.09%) Linux
3 315 (37.63%) DevOps
4 297 (35.48%) Puppet
5 288 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
6 239 (28.55%) Opscode Chef
7 235 (28.08%) Amazon EC2
8 207 (24.73%) Java
9 204 (24.37%) Python
10 198 (23.66%) Ruby
11 174 (20.79%) Apache
12 173 (20.67%) MySQL
13 159 (19.00%) Windows
14 156 (18.64%) UNIX
15 152 (18.16%) Configuration Management
16 148 (17.68%) PHP
16 148 (17.68%) Red Hat
17 146 (17.44%) VMware
18 144 (17.20%) Amazon S3
19 130 (15.53%) TDD
20 125 (14.93%) Jenkins
21 119 (14.22%) Scrum
22 117 (13.98%) Tomcat
23 115 (13.74%) Open Source
24 114 (13.62%) Continuous Integration
25 108 (12.90%) LAMP
26 105 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
27 104 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
28 103 (12.31%) NoSQL
29 102 (12.19%) CentOS

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 174 (20.79%) Apache
2 117 (13.98%) Tomcat
3 70 (8.36%) IIS
4 61 (7.29%) nginx
5 43 (5.14%) Node.js
5 43 (5.14%) WebSphere
6 42 (5.02%) WebLogic
7 32 (3.82%) Apache Solr
8 27 (3.23%) OpenStack
8 27 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (2.51%) SharePoint
10 20 (2.39%) MS Exchange
11 18 (2.15%) Confluence
11 18 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (1.91%) CMS
13 13 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (1.31%) Mule
15 9 (1.08%) CloudStack
15 9 (1.08%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.60%) MS Office
3 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.60%) Magento
3 5 (0.60%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.48%) Summit
5 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 235 (28.08%) Amazon EC2
2 144 (17.20%) Amazon S3
3 104 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 60 (7.17%) Cloud Computing
5 58 (6.93%) Amazon ELB
6 53 (6.33%) SaaS
7 33 (3.94%) Route 53
7 33 (3.94%) IaaS
8 31 (3.70%) PaaS
9 24 (2.87%) Amazon SQS
10 19 (2.27%) Office 365
11 11 (1.31%) ElastiCache
11 11 (1.31%) CloudFront
11 11 (1.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 9 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.60%) GitHub
13 5 (0.60%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.48%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.48%) AWS Data Pipeline
15 3 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 78 (9.32%) DNS
2 68 (8.12%) Internet
3 60 (7.17%) Firewall
4 42 (5.02%) TCP/IP
4 42 (5.02%) DHCP
5 26 (3.11%) VPN
6 19 (2.27%) SSL
7 17 (2.03%) WAN
8 14 (1.67%) LAN
9 12 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (1.31%) SAN
10 11 (1.31%) HTTP
11 8 (0.96%) Network Security
11 8 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (0.60%) SSH
12 5 (0.60%) IPv4
12 5 (0.60%) IPv6
12 5 (0.60%) FTP
13 4 (0.48%) MPLS
13 4 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (20.67%) MySQL
2 103 (12.31%) NoSQL
3 101 (12.07%) Amazon RDS
4 79 (9.44%) MongoDB
5 66 (7.89%) SQL Server
6 51 (6.09%) Big Data
7 49 (5.85%) CouchDB
8 44 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 42 (5.02%) Hadoop
10 41 (4.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 35 (4.18%) Oracle Exadata
12 34 (4.06%) Redis
13 30 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (2.03%) Riak
16 15 (1.79%) Relational Database
17 13 (1.55%) Couchbase
18 11 (1.31%) SimpleDB
19 9 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
19 9 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 125 (14.93%) Jenkins
2 94 (11.23%) Git (software)
3 90 (10.75%) JIRA
4 76 (9.08%) Maven
5 60 (7.17%) Cucumber
6 46 (5.50%) Hudson
6 46 (5.50%) Subversion
7 29 (3.46%) Eclipse
8 28 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (2.99%) JUnit
10 19 (2.27%) FitNesse
11 18 (2.15%) Selenium
12 13 (1.55%) TeamCity
13 12 (1.43%) Visual Studio
13 12 (1.43%) RSpec
14 11 (1.31%) PHPUnit
14 11 (1.31%) NUnit
15 10 (1.19%) JMeter
15 10 (1.19%) CruiseControl
15 10 (1.19%) Mockito
General
1 66 (7.89%) Finance
2 28 (3.35%) Games
3 21 (2.51%) Marketing
4 20 (2.39%) Financial Institution
5 18 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.03%) Publishing
7 12 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.43%) Retail
8 10 (1.19%) Electronics
9 8 (0.96%) Advertising
10 7 (0.84%) Billing
11 4 (0.48%) Banking
12 3 (0.36%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 246 (29.39%) Developer
2 157 (18.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 114 (13.62%) Architect
4 68 (8.12%) Java Developer
5 49 (5.85%) Cloud Engineer
5 49 (5.85%) Software Engineer
6 40 (4.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 40 (4.78%) Consultant
6 40 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
7 38 (4.54%) Linux Engineer
8 31 (3.70%) Scala Developer
9 29 (3.46%) .NET Developer
10 28 (3.35%) Web Developer
11 23 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
12 22 (2.63%) DBA
13 20 (2.39%) PHP Developer
14 18 (2.15%) Administrator
14 18 (2.15%) Senior Developer
14 18 (2.15%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (71.92%) Web Services
2 108 (12.90%) LAMP
3 83 (9.92%) RESTful
4 80 (9.56%) .NET
5 72 (8.60%) HTML
6 68 (8.12%) CSS
7 65 (7.77%) Spring
8 54 (6.45%) J2EE
9 48 (5.73%) jQuery
10 45 (5.38%) JSON
10 45 (5.38%) HTML5
11 40 (4.78%) REST
12 35 (4.18%) WebSphere MQ
12 35 (4.18%) XML
13 34 (4.06%) ASP.NET
14 33 (3.94%) Play Framework
15 32 (3.82%) Akka
16 31 (3.70%) Batik
16 31 (3.70%) SVG
17 27 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 115 (13.74%) Open Source
2 46 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.54%) Clustering
4 32 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 29 (3.46%) Replication
6 20 (2.39%) Hedge funds
7 17 (2.03%) Online Games
8 14 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.67%) PKI
8 14 (1.67%) Digital Media
9 11 (1.31%) iPad
10 9 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.08%) DTV
11 7 (0.84%) User Experience
11 7 (0.84%) Social Network
12 6 (0.72%) Social Media
13 4 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.36%) Linked Data
14 3 (0.36%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 369 (44.09%) Linux
2 159 (19.00%) Windows
3 156 (18.64%) UNIX
4 102 (12.19%) CentOS
5 52 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (4.54%) Debian
9 36 (4.30%) SELinux
10 17 (2.03%) Android
11 16 (1.91%) Ubuntu
12 12 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.43%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (1.31%) Solaris
14 7 (0.84%) Fedora
15 6 (0.72%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.48%) AIX
16 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (37.63%) DevOps
2 288 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (18.16%) Configuration Management
4 130 (15.53%) TDD
5 119 (14.22%) Scrum
6 114 (13.62%) Continuous Integration
7 97 (11.59%) BDD
8 78 (9.32%) Software Engineering
9 70 (8.36%) E-Commerce
10 66 (7.89%) MVC
11 56 (6.69%) OO
12 54 (6.45%) Web Development
13 48 (5.73%) SOA
14 43 (5.14%) Load Balancing
15 40 (4.78%) ITIL
16 37 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
17 36 (4.30%) High Availability
18 34 (4.06%) Migration
19 32 (3.82%) Process Management
20 24 (2.87%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 207 (24.73%) Java
2 204 (24.37%) Python
3 198 (23.66%) Ruby
4 148 (17.68%) PHP
5 101 (12.07%) JavaScript
6 93 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 76 (9.08%) Perl
8 75 (8.96%) SQL
9 60 (7.17%) PowerShell
10 58 (6.93%) C#
11 54 (6.45%) Scala
12 32 (3.82%) Shell Script
13 29 (3.46%) C++
14 22 (2.63%) PHP5
15 14 (1.67%) VBScript
16 10 (1.19%) C
16 10 (1.19%) Groovy
17 9 (1.08%) VB
18 8 (0.96%) XQuery
18 8 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (1.55%) Degree
2 12 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.31%) MCSE
4 10 (1.19%) MCSA
4 10 (1.19%) MCP
5 9 (1.08%) CCNA
5 9 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (0.96%) CISM
6 8 (0.96%) CCSA
6 8 (0.96%) CISSP
6 8 (0.96%) JNCIA
7 5 (0.60%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.36%) ISEB
9 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.24%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.24%) VCDX
10 1 (0.12%) RHCT
10 1 (0.12%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.23%) QA
2 9 (1.08%) SLA
3 4 (0.48%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 36 (4.30%) Oracle RAC
4 33 (3.94%) vCloud
5 15 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 12 (1.43%) VirtualBox
7 11 (1.31%) vSphere
7 11 (1.31%) UAG
7 11 (1.31%) XenApp
7 11 (1.31%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.08%) Varnish
8 9 (1.08%) Docker
9 6 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.72%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.48%) Xen
10 4 (0.48%) HDFS
11 3 (0.36%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 297 (35.48%) Puppet
2 239 (28.55%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (10.27%) Nagios
4 51 (6.09%) Vagrant
5 46 (5.50%) Cacti
6 42 (5.02%) Salt
6 42 (5.02%) Ansible
7 27 (3.23%) SCCM
8 24 (2.87%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.19%) Zenoss
9 10 (1.19%) Opsview
10 9 (1.08%) collectd
10 9 (1.08%) SCOM
11 5 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.60%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.60%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.60%) WSUS
11 5 (0.60%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.48%) StatsD
Vendors
1 148 (17.68%) Red Hat
2 146 (17.44%) VMware
3 83 (9.92%) Oracle
4 79 (9.44%) Microsoft
5 47 (5.62%) Percona
6 45 (5.38%) IBM
7 31 (3.70%) Google
8 30 (3.58%) Citrix
9 27 (3.23%) Remedy
10 26 (3.11%) Rackspace
11 20 (2.39%) Zend
11 20 (2.39%) New Relic
12 18 (2.15%) RightScale
13 16 (1.91%) Cisco
13 16 (1.91%) Akamai
14 12 (1.43%) BMC
14 12 (1.43%) Apple
15 11 (1.31%) EMC
15 11 (1.31%) HP
15 11 (1.31%) Sun
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