The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon EC2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon EC2 over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 436 490 472
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -18
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 221 165 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.75% 4.72% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 98 82
Median daily rate £475 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +5.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +22.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5900 3493 2492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.88% 5.98% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4110 2318 1595
Median daily rate £463 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 55 55
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.68% +26.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.95 £39.70 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +30.43%

Amazon EC2
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 217 £475 +7.34% 56
London +59 144 £500 +16.27% 29
South East +31 30 £475 +31.03% 8
City of London +47 22 £475 +9.19% 10
South West +26 20 £450 +19.20% 10
Surrey +7 14 £475 +46.15% 1
Bristol +6 13 £450 - 3
Oxfordshire - 7 £500 - 1
Lincolnshire - 7 £400 -
East Midlands - 7 £400 -
West Midlands - 7 £415 - 1
Shropshire - 6 £415 -
Lincoln - 6 £388 -
Telford - 6 £415 -
North West -15 5 £438 -7.89% 5
Oxford - 5 £500 -
Reigate - 4 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £275 -
Gloucestershire +7 3 £450 +19.20% 5
Chester -3 3 £425 -
Cheshire -9 3 £425 -15.00%
Wales +23 2 £451 +18.75%
South Wales +17 2 £451 +18.75%
Scotland +10 2 £463 +17.46% 4
Staines 0 2 £475 -
West Yorkshire -2 2 - - 1
Manchester -8 2 £500 +5.26% 5
Yorkshire -13 2 - - 2
Cardiff - 2 £451 -
Redhill - 2 £475 -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 380 (94.76%) Amazon AWS
2 255 (63.59%) DevOps
3 211 (52.62%) Agile Software Development
4 189 (47.13%) Java
5 188 (46.88%) Linux
6 184 (45.89%) Amazon S3
7 131 (32.67%) Ruby
8 130 (32.42%) JavaScript
9 125 (31.17%) TDD
9 125 (31.17%) Jenkins
10 124 (30.92%) Puppet
11 123 (30.67%) Opscode Chef
12 118 (29.43%) Amazon RDS
13 109 (27.18%) Ansible
14 107 (26.68%) Continuous Integration
15 105 (26.18%) Python
16 104 (25.94%) AWS CloudFormation
17 103 (25.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 101 (25.19%) Docker
19 93 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
20 85 (21.20%) Git (software)
21 80 (19.95%) NoSQL
22 78 (19.45%) BDD
23 76 (18.95%) TeamCity
24 75 (18.70%) .NET
25 74 (18.45%) Microservices
26 71 (17.71%) Configuration Management
26 71 (17.71%) MVC
27 65 (16.21%) Elasticsearch
27 65 (16.21%) Continuous Delivery

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 65 (16.21%) Elasticsearch
2 53 (13.22%) Apache
3 51 (12.72%) Tomcat
4 36 (8.98%) WebLogic
5 32 (7.98%) WebSphere
6 24 (5.99%) IIS
7 23 (5.74%) nginx
8 19 (4.74%) Jetty
9 15 (3.74%) Mongrel
10 12 (2.99%) WordPress
11 11 (2.74%) Confluence
11 11 (2.74%) Mule
12 10 (2.49%) Apache Spark
12 10 (2.49%) WebLogic Portal
13 8 (2.00%) CMS
13 8 (2.00%) Mule ESB
14 7 (1.75%) JBoss
14 7 (1.75%) OpenStack
15 6 (1.50%) Apache Solr
16 3 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (1.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 380 (94.76%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (45.89%) Amazon S3
3 104 (25.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 93 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 62 (15.46%) Route 53
6 60 (14.96%) Amazon ELB
7 54 (13.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 50 (12.47%) Amazon SQS
9 47 (11.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 45 (11.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 43 (10.72%) Google App Engine
12 40 (9.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 37 (9.23%) GitHub
14 35 (8.73%) CloudFront
15 33 (8.23%) AWS Lambda
15 33 (8.23%) Cloud Computing
16 30 (7.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 16 (3.99%) Amazon Kinesis
18 10 (2.49%) Amazon EMR
19 9 (2.24%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.23%) DNS
2 32 (7.98%) HTTP
3 27 (6.73%) TCP/IP
4 22 (5.49%) SSL
5 19 (4.74%) DHCP
6 15 (3.74%) FTP
6 15 (3.74%) IPsec
7 12 (2.99%) VPN
8 11 (2.74%) Internet
9 8 (2.00%) Firewall
10 6 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.50%) LDAP
11 5 (1.25%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.25%) SMTP
12 4 (1.00%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.00%) LAN
12 4 (1.00%) SAN
12 4 (1.00%) WAN
13 3 (0.75%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (29.43%) Amazon RDS
2 103 (25.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 80 (19.95%) NoSQL
4 60 (14.96%) MySQL
5 58 (14.46%) Hadoop
6 51 (12.72%) SQL Server
7 42 (10.47%) MongoDB
8 38 (9.48%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (4.49%) Redis
11 13 (3.24%) Big Data
12 12 (2.99%) Relational Database
13 11 (2.74%) SimpleDB
14 10 (2.49%) RDBMS
15 9 (2.24%) Neo4j
16 7 (1.75%) Apache Hive
17 6 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
17 6 (1.50%) HBase
18 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database
19 3 (0.75%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 125 (31.17%) Jenkins
2 85 (21.20%) Git (software)
3 76 (18.95%) TeamCity
4 41 (10.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 38 (9.48%) Maven
6 34 (8.48%) Subversion
6 34 (8.48%) Travis CI
7 27 (6.73%) JIRA
7 27 (6.73%) Vagrant
8 25 (6.23%) JUnit
9 22 (5.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (4.74%) Mockito
11 17 (4.24%) Selenium
12 15 (3.74%) RSpec
13 14 (3.49%) Cucumber
14 12 (2.99%) Gradle
15 7 (1.75%) Bitbucket
15 7 (1.75%) GoCD
16 6 (1.50%) Hudson
17 5 (1.25%) GitLab
General
1 60 (14.96%) Finance
2 16 (3.99%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.99%) Marketing
4 11 (2.74%) Electronics
4 11 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.74%) Publishing
5 10 (2.49%) Retail
6 6 (1.50%) Banking
7 4 (1.00%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Front Office
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 145 (36.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 140 (34.91%) Developer
3 71 (17.71%) Java Developer
4 64 (15.96%) AWS Engineer
5 53 (13.22%) AWS DevOps
6 44 (10.97%) AWS Developer
7 31 (7.73%) Cloud Engineer
8 27 (6.73%) Senior Developer
9 26 (6.48%) Cloud Developer
9 26 (6.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 23 (5.74%) Senior DevOps
11 22 (5.49%) Linux Engineer
12 21 (5.24%) .NET Developer
12 21 (5.24%) Software Engineer
13 20 (4.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 19 (4.74%) Java Engineer
14 19 (4.74%) Senior Java Developer
15 18 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
15 18 (4.49%) C# Developer
16 17 (4.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (18.70%) .NET
2 62 (15.46%) Web Services
3 54 (13.47%) Node.js
4 48 (11.97%) RabbitMQ
5 46 (11.47%) HTML
6 44 (10.97%) ASP.NET
7 41 (10.22%) Spring
8 39 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (8.98%) CSS
10 35 (8.73%) J2EE
11 34 (8.48%) HTML5
12 30 (7.48%) AngularJS
13 29 (7.23%) REST
13 29 (7.23%) XML
14 26 (6.48%) JSON
15 25 (6.23%) Hibernate
16 23 (5.74%) Ember.js
16 23 (5.74%) jQuery
17 22 (5.49%) LAMP
18 21 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.72%) Public Cloud
2 28 (6.98%) User Experience
3 20 (4.99%) Blog
4 10 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.00%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.25%) PKI
6 5 (1.25%) Wiki
7 4 (1.00%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.00%) MPEG
8 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.75%) Clustering
8 3 (0.75%) Fintech
8 3 (0.75%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.75%) Replication
8 3 (0.75%) Tandem
8 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.50%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 188 (46.88%) Linux
2 52 (12.97%) Windows
3 50 (12.47%) Unix
4 35 (8.73%) CentOS
5 22 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (4.24%) Ubuntu
7 13 (3.24%) Android
8 12 (2.99%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.00%) Mac OS
9 8 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.25%) CoreOS
11 5 (1.25%) Debian
12 4 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.00%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.75%) Fedora
14 2 (0.50%) Solaris
14 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (63.59%) DevOps
2 211 (52.62%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (31.17%) TDD
4 107 (26.68%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (19.45%) BDD
6 74 (18.45%) Microservices
7 71 (17.71%) Configuration Management
7 71 (17.71%) MVC
8 65 (16.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 61 (15.21%) E-Commerce
9 61 (15.21%) Open Source
10 60 (14.96%) Scrum
11 49 (12.22%) High Availability
12 45 (11.22%) Kanban
13 42 (10.47%) Migration
14 37 (9.23%) Software Engineering
15 26 (6.48%) Load Balancing
16 23 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
17 22 (5.49%) Web Operations
18 21 (5.24%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 189 (47.13%) Java
2 131 (32.67%) Ruby
3 130 (32.42%) JavaScript
4 105 (26.18%) Python
5 54 (13.47%) C#
5 54 (13.47%) Scala
6 52 (12.97%) PHP
7 41 (10.22%) SQL
8 40 (9.98%) Perl
9 34 (8.48%) Bash Shell
10 29 (7.23%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.49%) Go
12 13 (3.24%) Clojure
13 9 (2.24%) Objective-C
14 8 (2.00%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.75%) C++
16 4 (1.00%) C
16 4 (1.00%) Groovy
17 3 (0.75%) Jython
17 3 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (6.23%) Degree
2 16 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (1.75%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.25%) CCNA
6 4 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) CCNP
7 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) MCSA
7 2 (0.50%) MCSE
7 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) CCIE
8 1 (0.25%) CCSE
8 1 (0.25%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB
8 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.98%) QA
2 4 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 101 (25.19%) Docker
2 40 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.49%) vSphere
3 18 (4.49%) Xen
4 14 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (2.24%) Active Directory
7 4 (1.00%) NFS
7 4 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.75%) Dovecot
8 3 (0.75%) SpamAssassin
9 2 (0.50%) etcd
9 2 (0.50%) flannel
9 2 (0.50%) Postfix
9 2 (0.50%) Squid
9 2 (0.50%) Varnish
9 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.25%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 124 (30.92%) Puppet
2 123 (30.67%) Opscode Chef
3 109 (27.18%) Ansible
4 35 (8.73%) Kubernetes
5 31 (7.73%) Terraform
6 24 (5.99%) Mesos
7 11 (2.74%) Fluentd
8 9 (2.24%) Marathon
9 8 (2.00%) Piwik
10 7 (1.75%) logstash
11 5 (1.25%) Kibana
12 4 (1.00%) Grafana
12 4 (1.00%) Packer
13 3 (0.75%) Consul
13 3 (0.75%) Graphite
13 3 (0.75%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.75%) Nessus
13 3 (0.75%) Oozie
13 3 (0.75%) Rundeck
13 3 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 44 (10.97%) Google
2 43 (10.72%) VMware
3 27 (6.73%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.99%) Oracle
5 23 (5.74%) Rackspace
6 17 (4.24%) Red Hat
7 16 (3.99%) SaltStack
8 15 (3.74%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.74%) SAP
9 11 (2.74%) webMethods
10 10 (2.49%) Adobe
11 8 (2.00%) RedDot
12 6 (1.50%) Citrix
12 6 (1.50%) Splunk
13 5 (1.25%) Juniper
14 4 (1.00%) AppDynamics
14 4 (1.00%) IBM
14 4 (1.00%) NetApp
14 4 (1.00%) New Relic
14 4 (1.00%) Zend
London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Greater Manchester
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