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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 427 488 469
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -19
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 152 87 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.96% 6.32% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 55 56
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £325 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.87% -8.82%
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
2185 1377 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.04% 2.63% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 841 514
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +40 142 £431 +7.81% 71
London +34 83 £463 +12.12% 34
City of London +27 17 £421 +29.61% 7
North West -24 17 £400 - 9
South East -10 15 £425 +9.67% 13
Cheshire -6 13 £400 - 8
Leeds - 13 £409 - 2
West Yorkshire - 13 £409 - 3
Yorkshire - 13 £409 - 4
Bristol +6 6 £375 -11.76% 3
South West -4 6 £375 -11.76% 5
Scotland - 6 £450 - 4
Edinburgh - 6 £450 - 2
Chester -2 5 £431 +23.21% 4
Nottingham - 3 £550 -
Berkshire - 3 £425 - 2
East of England - 3 - - 5
East Midlands - 3 £550 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £550 -
Wales -1 2 £500 +42.85%
West Midlands -5 2 £310 -
Manchester -14 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £325 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £750 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £450 - 1
Dewsbury - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Exeter - - - -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 224 (71.57%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (52.40%) Puppet
3 135 (43.13%) DevOps
4 127 (40.58%) Java
5 123 (39.30%) Amazon S3
6 122 (38.98%) Linux
6 122 (38.98%) Python
6 122 (38.98%) Ruby
7 117 (37.38%) Web Services
8 108 (34.50%) Configuration Management
9 100 (31.95%) Opscode Chef
10 90 (28.75%) Jenkins
10 90 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
11 80 (25.56%) MySQL
11 80 (25.56%) Apache
12 64 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (20.13%) TDD
14 59 (18.85%) VMware
14 59 (18.85%) UNIX
15 57 (18.21%) Vagrant
16 56 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
17 53 (16.93%) Windows
17 53 (16.93%) PHP
18 52 (16.61%) JavaScript
18 52 (16.61%) Bash Shell
19 51 (16.29%) Red Hat
20 50 (15.97%) Tomcat
21 47 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
21 47 (15.02%) CentOS
21 47 (15.02%) BDD

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 80 (25.56%) Apache
2 50 (15.97%) Tomcat
3 46 (14.70%) nginx
4 43 (13.74%) OpenStack
5 36 (11.50%) Node.js
6 27 (8.63%) IIS
7 21 (6.71%) Apache Spark
8 18 (5.75%) Apache Solr
8 18 (5.75%) Drupal
9 16 (5.11%) WebSphere
10 9 (2.88%) JBoss
11 8 (2.56%) Jetty
11 8 (2.56%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.92%) MS Exchange
13 5 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.96%) SAS
16 2 (0.64%) CMS
16 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.28%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 224 (71.57%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (39.30%) Amazon S3
3 47 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (12.14%) Amazon ELB
5 35 (11.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 35 (11.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 34 (10.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 30 (9.58%) Route 53
8 22 (7.03%) Amazon EMR
9 19 (6.07%) ElastiCache
9 19 (6.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 18 (5.75%) Heroku
11 17 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (3.83%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (2.88%) CloudFront
14 9 (2.88%) SaaS
14 9 (2.88%) PaaS
15 8 (2.56%) Google App Engine
15 8 (2.56%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.58%) Firewall
2 20 (6.39%) DNS
3 18 (5.75%) Internet
4 14 (4.47%) HTTP
4 14 (4.47%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.15%) DHCP
6 11 (3.51%) SSL
7 10 (3.19%) Network Security
7 10 (3.19%) VPN
8 6 (1.92%) IPsec
9 5 (1.60%) DSL
9 5 (1.60%) FTP
10 4 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.64%) MRTG
12 2 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.64%) SSH
12 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.64%) LDAP
13 1 (0.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (25.56%) MySQL
2 43 (13.74%) Amazon RDS
3 33 (10.54%) MongoDB
4 31 (9.90%) NoSQL
5 28 (8.95%) Hadoop
6 26 (8.31%) SQL Server
7 25 (7.99%) Big Data
8 19 (6.07%) Redis
9 10 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (2.56%) Oracle Exadata
12 7 (2.24%) Apache Hive
12 7 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (1.92%) Relational Database
13 6 (1.92%) Hazelcast
13 6 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.60%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 90 (28.75%) Jenkins
2 43 (13.74%) Git (software)
3 37 (11.82%) Maven
4 26 (8.31%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.71%) RSpec
6 19 (6.07%) JUnit
7 18 (5.75%) Hudson
7 18 (5.75%) Mockito
8 15 (4.79%) Selenium
8 15 (4.79%) Subversion
9 10 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (3.19%) JIRA
10 8 (2.56%) PHPUnit
11 5 (1.60%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.28%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.96%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.96%) DbUnit
13 3 (0.96%) jMock
14 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
14 1 (0.32%) NUnit
General
1 31 (9.90%) Finance
2 25 (7.99%) Marketing
3 16 (5.11%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.88%) Electronics
5 5 (1.60%) Games
6 4 (1.28%) Banking
6 4 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.96%) Publishing
8 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.64%) Retail
8 2 (0.64%) German Language
8 2 (0.64%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.64%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.64%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 114 (36.42%) Developer
2 53 (16.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 44 (14.06%) Java Developer
4 37 (11.82%) Consultant
5 28 (8.95%) Architect
5 28 (8.95%) DevOps Consultant
6 26 (8.31%) Senior Consultant
7 20 (6.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 17 (5.43%) Senior Developer
9 15 (4.79%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 13 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (3.51%) Administrator
12 11 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (2.88%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (2.88%) Software Engineer
13 9 (2.88%) Drupal Developer
14 8 (2.56%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (37.38%) Web Services
2 42 (13.42%) CSS
2 42 (13.42%) Spring
3 41 (13.10%) RESTful
4 34 (10.86%) LAMP
5 33 (10.54%) HTML
6 27 (8.63%) JSON
7 26 (8.31%) REST
8 25 (7.99%) jQuery
9 24 (7.67%) .NET
10 22 (7.03%) XML
10 22 (7.03%) Ajax
11 21 (6.71%) Hibernate
12 20 (6.39%) Memcached
13 19 (6.07%) Ruby on Rails
14 15 (4.79%) Spring MVC
14 15 (4.79%) HTML5
15 14 (4.47%) JPA
16 13 (4.15%) AngularJS
16 13 (4.15%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.38%) Open Source
2 32 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.71%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.11%) Taxonomies
5 14 (4.47%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.83%) Statistics
6 12 (3.83%) Clustering
7 11 (3.51%) Social Media
8 10 (3.19%) User Experience
8 10 (3.19%) Blog
9 9 (2.88%) DTV
9 9 (2.88%) Digital Media
10 7 (2.24%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.92%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.60%) Data Integration
12 5 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
13 4 (1.28%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.28%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.96%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 122 (38.98%) Linux
2 59 (18.85%) UNIX
3 53 (16.93%) Windows
4 47 (15.02%) CentOS
5 15 (4.79%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.56%) Android
6 8 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.92%) Fedora
8 6 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (1.28%) Debian
10 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) SUSE
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (43.13%) DevOps
2 108 (34.50%) Configuration Management
3 90 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (20.13%) TDD
6 47 (15.02%) BDD
7 44 (14.06%) Scrum
8 38 (12.14%) Kanban
9 36 (11.50%) Continuous Delivery
10 34 (10.86%) MVC
10 34 (10.86%) SOA
11 32 (10.22%) E-Commerce
12 30 (9.58%) Auto-Scaling
13 28 (8.95%) Load Balancing
14 23 (7.35%) Software Engineering
15 20 (6.39%) MapReduce
16 15 (4.79%) Migration
17 13 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (4.15%) Automated Testing
18 12 (3.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 127 (40.58%) Java
2 122 (38.98%) Python
2 122 (38.98%) Ruby
3 53 (16.93%) PHP
4 52 (16.61%) JavaScript
4 52 (16.61%) Bash Shell
5 41 (13.10%) SQL
6 18 (5.75%) Perl
7 15 (4.79%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.47%) C#
9 13 (4.15%) PHP5
10 12 (3.83%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.51%) Scala
12 7 (2.24%) Golang
13 5 (1.60%) R
13 5 (1.60%) C++
14 3 (0.96%) Clojure
15 1 (0.32%) Groovy
15 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (8.63%) Degree
2 4 (1.28%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.28%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.28%) RHCE
3 2 (0.64%) PhD
3 2 (0.64%) ISEB
4 1 (0.32%) PMP
4 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.79%) QA
2 5 (1.60%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.07%) Docker
3 12 (3.83%) VirtualBox
4 11 (3.51%) Active Directory
4 11 (3.51%) Xen
5 10 (3.19%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (2.88%) Varnish
7 6 (1.92%) Postfix
7 6 (1.92%) Sendmail
8 5 (1.60%) OCFS2
8 5 (1.60%) GlusterFS
8 5 (1.60%) GFS2
8 5 (1.60%) vSphere
9 4 (1.28%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.28%) vCloud
10 2 (0.64%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.32%) XenServer
11 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 164 (52.40%) Puppet
2 100 (31.95%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (18.21%) Vagrant
4 46 (14.70%) Nagios
5 38 (12.14%) Ansible
6 36 (11.50%) Salt
7 18 (5.75%) Cacti
8 9 (2.88%) SELinux
9 7 (2.24%) Capistrano
10 6 (1.92%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.92%) logstash
11 3 (0.96%) Mesos
11 3 (0.96%) Hyperic
11 3 (0.96%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.64%) Graphite
12 2 (0.64%) Opsview
13 1 (0.32%) OpenView
13 1 (0.32%) Ganglia
13 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 59 (18.85%) VMware
2 51 (16.29%) Red Hat
3 37 (11.82%) Oracle
4 28 (8.95%) Rackspace
4 28 (8.95%) New Relic
5 25 (7.99%) Microsoft
6 15 (4.79%) Percona
7 12 (3.83%) Google
8 11 (3.51%) SAP
9 8 (2.56%) Cisco
9 8 (2.56%) IBM
9 8 (2.56%) RightScale
10 7 (2.24%) Akamai
10 7 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.92%) Remedy
12 5 (1.60%) Netezza
12 5 (1.60%) Citrix
12 5 (1.60%) Vertica
13 4 (1.28%) Tableau
13 4 (1.28%) Teradata
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