The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon EC2 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 EC2 over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 481 428 437
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +9
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 133 170 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.21% 8.05% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 94 109
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£415 £408 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% +35.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £384 £255
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +50.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
3159 2111 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.76% 3.99% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2076 1377 856
Average daily rate £413 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 36
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.85% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £32.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

Amazon EC2
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Amazon EC2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 within the UK.

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Amazon EC2 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Amazon EC2
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 within the UK.

Amazon EC2 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Amazon EC2
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 EC2 within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 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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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 -56 127 £415 +1.21% 54
London -36 78 £425 - 28
North West -6 24 £413 +3.12% 5
Cheshire +13 21 £463 +19.35% 1
City of London -8 13 £500 +17.64% 13
West Yorkshire - 13 £415 - 1
Yorkshire - 13 £415 - 3
Leeds - 13 £415 -
Chester -1 8 £425 +9.67% 1
Macclesfield - 6 - -
East of England -3 4 £575 +187.50% 5
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £575 +187.50% 1
Wales -6 3 £330 - 2
South West -20 3 £375 +7.14% 4
South East -38 3 £344 -11.29% 7
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 - 2
Scotland -4 2 £341 -18.26% 7
Hampshire -5 2 £388 +6.16%
Glasgow - 2 £341 - 4
Suffolk +14 1 - - 1
Ipswich +6 1 - - 1
Lancashire +4 1 £250 -39.39%
Basingstoke 0 1 £388 -
Burnley 0 1 £250 -39.39%
Southampton -7 1 - -
Cambridge -10 1 - -
Surrey -13 1 £300 -28.57% 7
North East - 1 £250 - 1
South Wales - 1 £380 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £250 - 1

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Amazon EC2 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 EC2.

1 270 (90.60%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (50.34%) Puppet
3 137 (45.97%) DevOps
4 121 (40.60%) Linux
5 116 (38.93%) Java
5 116 (38.93%) Configuration Management
6 113 (37.92%) Amazon S3
7 106 (35.57%) Jenkins
8 104 (34.90%) Opscode Chef
9 91 (30.54%) Ruby
10 89 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
11 85 (28.52%) Python
12 83 (27.85%) Web Services
13 82 (27.52%) Apache
14 72 (24.16%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (21.48%) Tomcat
16 63 (21.14%) MySQL
17 62 (20.81%) Windows
17 62 (20.81%) Amazon RDS
18 61 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 61 (20.47%) VMware
19 57 (19.13%) JavaScript
20 53 (17.79%) nginx
20 53 (17.79%) Amazon ELB
21 49 (16.44%) Git (software)
22 48 (16.11%) Vagrant
23 45 (15.10%) TDD
24 44 (14.77%) AWS CloudFormation
24 44 (14.77%) Open Source
25 43 (14.43%) Google

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Amazon EC2 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 EC2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 82 (27.52%) Apache
2 64 (21.48%) Tomcat
3 53 (17.79%) nginx
4 43 (14.43%) IIS
5 37 (12.42%) OpenStack
6 34 (11.41%) WebSphere
7 31 (10.40%) Jetty
8 24 (8.05%) Node.js
9 11 (3.69%) Apache Spark
10 9 (3.02%) JBoss
11 8 (2.68%) Apache Solr
12 5 (1.68%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.34%) Confluence
13 4 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (1.01%) Apache Pig
14 3 (1.01%) Drupal
14 3 (1.01%) SAS
14 3 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.67%) Mule
15 2 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.01%) SPSS
2 1 (0.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 270 (90.60%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (37.92%) Amazon S3
3 53 (17.79%) Amazon ELB
4 44 (14.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 40 (13.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 40 (13.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 39 (13.09%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (11.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 33 (11.07%) Route 53
9 31 (10.40%) Google App Engine
10 26 (8.72%) Amazon SQS
11 25 (8.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 22 (7.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 20 (6.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 17 (5.70%) Amazon EMR
14 17 (5.70%) Heroku
15 9 (3.02%) CloudFront
16 7 (2.35%) SaaS
16 7 (2.35%) Amazon Glacier
17 5 (1.68%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 43 (14.43%) DNS
2 41 (13.76%) HTTP
3 31 (10.40%) DHCP
4 30 (10.07%) TCP/IP
5 25 (8.39%) FTP
5 25 (8.39%) IPsec
6 24 (8.05%) Firewall
7 22 (7.38%) SSL
8 14 (4.70%) Internet
9 12 (4.03%) VPN
10 7 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.01%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.01%) SMTP
11 3 (1.01%) Network Security
12 2 (0.67%) Skype
12 2 (0.67%) LDAP
12 2 (0.67%) SSH
13 1 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.34%) PPTP
13 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (21.14%) MySQL
2 62 (20.81%) Amazon RDS
3 24 (8.05%) NoSQL
4 23 (7.72%) MongoDB
5 19 (6.38%) Redis
6 18 (6.04%) Big Data
7 16 (5.37%) SQL Server
8 15 (5.03%) Relational Database
9 13 (4.36%) RDBMS
9 13 (4.36%) Hadoop
10 11 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (2.68%) DB2
11 8 (2.68%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (2.68%) Apache Hive
12 7 (2.35%) Couchbase
12 7 (2.35%) SimpleDB
13 6 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (1.01%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 106 (35.57%) Jenkins
2 49 (16.44%) Git (software)
3 29 (9.73%) Hudson
4 26 (8.72%) Maven
5 16 (5.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (5.03%) RSpec
7 14 (4.70%) JIRA
8 11 (3.69%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.68%) Selenium
9 8 (2.68%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.35%) Subversion
11 5 (1.68%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.34%) JUnit
12 4 (1.34%) Mockito
13 3 (1.01%) MSBuild
13 3 (1.01%) Gradle
13 3 (1.01%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (1.01%) SonarQube
14 2 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 31 (10.40%) Finance
2 25 (8.39%) Marketing
3 16 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.35%) Electronics
6 4 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.34%) Legal
7 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.01%) Games
8 2 (0.67%) Banking
8 2 (0.67%) German Language
8 2 (0.67%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.67%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.67%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.34%) Retail
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (29.53%) Developer
2 76 (25.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (10.40%) Consultant
4 27 (9.06%) Java Developer
5 26 (8.72%) DevOps Consultant
6 24 (8.05%) Architect
7 23 (7.72%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 21 (7.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 18 (6.04%) Senior Consultant
10 13 (4.36%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (3.69%) Software Engineer
13 9 (3.02%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (3.02%) Cloud Architect
14 8 (2.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.68%) AWS Engineer
14 8 (2.68%) Analyst
14 8 (2.68%) Administrator
15 7 (2.35%) Cloud Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (27.85%) Web Services
2 43 (14.43%) .NET
3 42 (14.09%) CSS
3 42 (14.09%) HTML
4 41 (13.76%) J2EE
5 31 (10.40%) REST
6 28 (9.40%) RESTful
7 27 (9.06%) Servlets
7 27 (9.06%) Ruby on Rails
8 26 (8.72%) Spring
9 20 (6.71%) JSON
9 20 (6.71%) jQuery
10 19 (6.38%) LAMP
11 14 (4.70%) HTML5
11 14 (4.70%) Sinatra
11 14 (4.70%) AngularJS
12 12 (4.03%) JSP
13 11 (3.69%) XML
14 10 (3.36%) Hibernate
14 10 (3.36%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.04%) Computer Science
1 18 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.36%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.03%) Statistics
4 7 (2.35%) DTV
4 7 (2.35%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.68%) PKI
6 4 (1.34%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.34%) Xbox
6 4 (1.34%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.01%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.01%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.01%) User Experience
7 3 (1.01%) MPEG
7 3 (1.01%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.01%) Clustering
8 2 (0.67%) Social Network
8 2 (0.67%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 121 (40.60%) Linux
2 62 (20.81%) Windows
3 38 (12.75%) CentOS
4 37 (12.42%) UNIX
5 10 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.02%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.68%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.68%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.68%) Android
8 7 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.68%) Fedora
10 1 (0.34%) SUSE
10 1 (0.34%) Debian
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (45.97%) DevOps
2 116 (38.93%) Configuration Management
3 89 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (24.16%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (15.10%) TDD
6 44 (14.77%) Open Source
7 39 (13.09%) Scrum
8 31 (10.40%) Software Engineering
9 30 (10.07%) E-Commerce
10 27 (9.06%) Auto-Scaling
11 26 (8.72%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (7.72%) Unit Testing
13 20 (6.71%) BDD
14 19 (6.38%) Kanban
15 18 (6.04%) Automated Testing
15 18 (6.04%) MVC
16 16 (5.37%) Digital Marketing
17 14 (4.70%) SOA
18 13 (4.36%) Migration
19 12 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 116 (38.93%) Java
2 91 (30.54%) Ruby
3 85 (28.52%) Python
4 57 (19.13%) JavaScript
5 37 (12.42%) Bash Shell
6 34 (11.41%) PHP
7 32 (10.74%) SQL
8 16 (5.37%) PowerShell
9 10 (3.36%) Perl
10 9 (3.02%) C#
10 9 (3.02%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.01%) Scala
11 6 (2.01%) R
12 4 (1.34%) Go
12 4 (1.34%) PHP5
12 4 (1.34%) Groovy
13 1 (0.34%) Jython
13 1 (0.34%) Clojure
13 1 (0.34%) C++
13 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (6.71%) Degree
2 10 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.34%) RHCE
5 3 (1.01%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.67%) PhD
7 1 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.38%) QA
2 2 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.05%) Xen
3 14 (4.70%) Docker
4 9 (3.02%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.34%) VirtualBox
5 4 (1.34%) Apache Flume
6 3 (1.01%) OCFS2
6 3 (1.01%) GlusterFS
6 3 (1.01%) GFS2
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.34%) Firmware
7 1 (0.34%) QEMU
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 150 (50.34%) Puppet
2 104 (34.90%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (16.11%) Vagrant
4 38 (12.75%) Ansible
5 26 (8.72%) Salt
5 26 (8.72%) Nagios
6 9 (3.02%) Cacti
7 8 (2.68%) HAProxy
7 8 (2.68%) Mesos
8 7 (2.35%) Capistrano
9 4 (1.34%) SELinux
10 1 (0.34%) Kibana
10 1 (0.34%) Graphite
10 1 (0.34%) StatsD
10 1 (0.34%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.34%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 61 (20.47%) VMware
2 43 (14.43%) Google
3 39 (13.09%) Red Hat
4 36 (12.08%) Microsoft
5 33 (11.07%) Oracle
6 23 (7.72%) New Relic
7 18 (6.04%) Rackspace
8 11 (3.69%) Akamai
9 7 (2.35%) SAP
9 7 (2.35%) hybris
10 6 (2.01%) Netezza
10 6 (2.01%) Zend
10 6 (2.01%) Vertica
11 5 (1.68%) Tableau
11 5 (1.68%) Percona
11 5 (1.68%) IBM
12 4 (1.34%) Remedy
12 4 (1.34%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.34%) Greenplum
13 3 (1.01%) RightScale
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