The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 477 434 530
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +96
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 110 104 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.083%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.18% 11.32% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 80 35
Average daily rate £410 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1531 919 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.80% 1.93% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 582 487
Average daily rate £425 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 17
Average hourly rate £15.75 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.42% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.03 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-50.96% +4.00%

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -45 106 £410 +19.70% 29
London -2 56 £425 +8.97% 16
North West - 30 £394 - 1
Cheshire - 27 £388 -
Chester - 23 £375 -
South East +5 16 £388 +10.71% 6
City of London -5 10 £450 +5.88% 2
Surrey -9 7 £420 - 3
Hampshire - 6 £388 -
Basingstoke - 5 £388 -
South West -16 3 £425 -5.55% 1
Wales -27 2 £350 -
Bristol - 2 £425 -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £424 - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

1 124 (63.59%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (56.41%) Puppet
3 93 (47.69%) Linux
4 79 (40.51%) Amazon S3
5 75 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
6 68 (34.87%) Configuration Management
7 63 (32.31%) Red Hat
7 63 (32.31%) MySQL
8 62 (31.79%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (30.77%) Java
10 59 (30.26%) Web Services
10 59 (30.26%) Ruby
11 58 (29.74%) Jenkins
12 53 (27.18%) DNS
13 51 (26.15%) Open Source
14 50 (25.64%) Apache
15 47 (24.10%) Python
16 46 (23.59%) Scrum
17 44 (22.56%) CentOS
17 44 (22.56%) Git (software)
18 43 (22.05%) UNIX
19 41 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
20 39 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
21 37 (18.97%) PHP
22 36 (18.46%) Tomcat
22 36 (18.46%) Vagrant
22 36 (18.46%) Route 53
23 33 (16.92%) TDD
24 32 (16.41%) .NET
24 32 (16.41%) nginx

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 50 (25.64%) Apache
2 36 (18.46%) Tomcat
3 32 (16.41%) nginx
4 23 (11.79%) WebSphere
5 21 (10.77%) Drupal
6 13 (6.67%) Jetty
6 13 (6.67%) Apache Solr
7 11 (5.64%) WebLogic
7 11 (5.64%) IIS
8 10 (5.13%) OpenStack
9 9 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (4.10%) CMS
11 5 (2.56%) WordPress
11 5 (2.56%) Node.js
12 4 (2.05%) Joomla!
13 3 (1.54%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (1.54%) Apache Pig
13 3 (1.54%) Magnolia
14 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (1.03%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 124 (63.59%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (40.51%) Amazon S3
3 39 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
4 36 (18.46%) Route 53
5 30 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (12.82%) SaaS
7 19 (9.74%) PaaS
8 12 (6.15%) Google App Engine
9 11 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (5.13%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (5.13%) Joyent
11 6 (3.08%) CloudFront
12 3 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (1.54%) Heroku
13 2 (1.03%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (27.18%) DNS
2 31 (15.90%) TCP/IP
3 28 (14.36%) DHCP
4 26 (13.33%) Firewall
5 24 (12.31%) HTTP
6 14 (7.18%) SSL
7 12 (6.15%) SAN
8 11 (5.64%) FTP
9 9 (4.62%) NAS
10 8 (4.10%) IPsec
11 6 (3.08%) Network Security
12 2 (1.03%) VPN
12 2 (1.03%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.51%) Cisco PIX
13 1 (0.51%) LDAP
13 1 (0.51%) SMTP
13 1 (0.51%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (32.31%) MySQL
2 22 (11.28%) NoSQL
3 20 (10.26%) MongoDB
3 20 (10.26%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (9.23%) SQL Server
5 16 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (6.15%) Big Data
7 8 (4.10%) Redis
8 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.05%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.05%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.54%) HBase
11 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 58 (29.74%) Jenkins
2 44 (22.56%) Git (software)
3 30 (15.38%) Maven
4 29 (14.87%) Hudson
5 27 (13.85%) Subversion
6 18 (9.23%) Cucumber
6 18 (9.23%) JIRA
7 15 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (5.64%) Mercurial
9 10 (5.13%) PHPUnit
10 9 (4.62%) Gerrit
10 9 (4.62%) AnthillPro
10 9 (4.62%) TeamCity
10 9 (4.62%) Ant
10 9 (4.62%) JUnit
11 8 (4.10%) JMeter
12 7 (3.59%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.05%) FishEye
13 4 (2.05%) Apache Ivy
14 3 (1.54%) Grunt
General
1 5 (2.56%) Finance
2 4 (2.05%) Games
3 3 (1.54%) Advertising
3 3 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (0.51%) Back Office
4 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.51%) Billing
4 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (28.72%) Developer
2 30 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (13.33%) Administrator
4 14 (7.18%) Consultant
4 14 (7.18%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (6.15%) Software Engineer
6 11 (5.64%) Architect
6 11 (5.64%) UNIX Administrator
7 10 (5.13%) Drupal Developer
7 10 (5.13%) Senior UNIX Administrator
8 9 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (4.62%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.62%) Deployment Manager
9 8 (4.10%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (3.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.59%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 7 (3.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.59%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.59%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.59%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (30.26%) Web Services
2 32 (16.41%) .NET
3 23 (11.79%) J2EE
3 23 (11.79%) LAMP
4 21 (10.77%) Ruby on Rails
5 17 (8.72%) HTML
5 17 (8.72%) CSS
6 13 (6.67%) Servlets
6 13 (6.67%) jQuery
6 13 (6.67%) Memcached
7 12 (6.15%) ASP.NET
8 10 (5.13%) ActiveMQ
8 10 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (4.62%) WCF
10 8 (4.10%) XML
10 8 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (3.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 7 (3.59%) WPF
11 7 (3.59%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (26.15%) Open Source
2 16 (8.21%) Clustering
3 10 (5.13%) Taxonomies
4 6 (3.08%) Replication
5 5 (2.56%) Blog
5 5 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (2.56%) Xbox
6 4 (2.05%) Online Games
7 2 (1.03%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.03%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) Social Media
8 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 93 (47.69%) Linux
2 44 (22.56%) CentOS
3 43 (22.05%) UNIX
4 21 (10.77%) Ubuntu
5 16 (8.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (7.69%) Windows
7 14 (7.18%) Debian
7 14 (7.18%) Solaris
8 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.08%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.08%) Android
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.51%) Fedora
9 1 (0.51%) AIX
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) SUSE
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.51%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (34.87%) Configuration Management
2 62 (31.79%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (23.59%) Scrum
4 41 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (16.92%) TDD
6 29 (14.87%) BDD
7 23 (11.79%) Kanban
8 19 (9.74%) Software Engineering
9 16 (8.21%) Automated Testing
10 15 (7.69%) Load Balancing
11 13 (6.67%) MVC
12 11 (5.64%) Pair Programming
13 10 (5.13%) E-Commerce
13 10 (5.13%) SOA
13 10 (5.13%) Unit Testing
14 9 (4.62%) ETL
14 9 (4.62%) Problem Management
15 8 (4.10%) Performance Testing
16 7 (3.59%) JVM Tuning
16 7 (3.59%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (30.77%) Java
2 59 (30.26%) Ruby
3 47 (24.10%) Python
4 37 (18.97%) PHP
5 25 (12.82%) SQL
6 23 (11.79%) Perl
7 21 (10.77%) JavaScript
7 21 (10.77%) Bash Shell
8 17 (8.72%) C#
9 14 (7.18%) Shell Script
10 11 (5.64%) Scala
11 10 (5.13%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.56%) Groovy
13 3 (1.54%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.03%) Golang
14 2 (1.03%) C++
15 1 (0.51%) C
15 1 (0.51%) Lisp
15 1 (0.51%) Korn
15 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (1.03%) Degree
2 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.51%) ISEB
2 1 (0.51%) RHCE
2 1 (0.51%) RHCT
2 1 (0.51%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.28%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (8.21%) Varnish
2 12 (6.15%) Sendmail
2 12 (6.15%) NFS
3 11 (5.64%) Xen
3 11 (5.64%) Samba
4 10 (5.13%) vCloud
5 4 (2.05%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.54%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.54%) KVM
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.51%) Snort
7 1 (0.51%) Squid
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.51%) qmail
7 1 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.51%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 110 (56.41%) Puppet
2 75 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (18.46%) Vagrant
4 30 (15.38%) Nagios
5 16 (8.21%) Ganglia
6 7 (3.59%) Cacti
7 6 (3.08%) Ansible
8 4 (2.05%) Capistrano
9 3 (1.54%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.03%) SCOM
11 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.51%) Nessus
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.51%) Munin
11 1 (0.51%) YUM
11 1 (0.51%) StatsD
11 1 (0.51%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 63 (32.31%) Red Hat
2 28 (14.36%) VMware
3 24 (12.31%) Oracle
4 23 (11.79%) RightScale
5 14 (7.18%) Google
6 13 (6.67%) Rackspace
7 11 (5.64%) Splunk
7 11 (5.64%) Sun
7 11 (5.64%) EMC
8 10 (5.13%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.08%) Percona
10 5 (2.56%) Twitter
11 4 (2.05%) hybris
11 4 (2.05%) Adobe
12 3 (1.54%) Interwoven
12 3 (1.54%) New Relic
13 2 (1.03%) Cisco
14 1 (0.51%) IBM
14 1 (0.51%) Sybase
14 1 (0.51%) JBoss
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Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per annum
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Posted: 21 days ago
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