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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 465 401 513
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +112
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 160 177 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.34% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.97% 14.25% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 126 38
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £200
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
2007 1242 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.46% 2.39% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 818 386
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.78% -14.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 19
Average hourly rate £21.56 £18.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.77% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £47.20 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -36.66%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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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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 -47 156 £413 +5.76% 39
London -13 87 £450 +12.50% 32
North West -1 23 £425 +9.67% 3
South East -6 19 £300 -27.27% 1
Hampshire -2 14 £300 -45.45%
Cheshire +1 12 £400 - 3
City of London +13 11 £400 -5.88% 6
Yorkshire -15 11 £350 +40.00% 1
Southampton - 10 £300 -
South West -21 8 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire -20 7 £375 +50.00% 1
Bristol - 6 £375 -
Leeds -22 5 £375 +50.00% 1
East of England - 3 £450 - 1
Middlesex +2 2 £313 -
Slough - 2 £288 -
Berkshire - 2 £288 -
Cardiff - 2 £300 - 1
Wales - 2 £300 - 1
South Wales - 2 £300 - 1
Surrey -15 1 £350 +68.67% 1
Scotland - 1 £415 - 4
Edinburgh - 1 £415 - 2
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 238 (71.26%) Amazon AWS
2 187 (55.99%) Puppet
3 181 (54.19%) Linux
4 165 (49.40%) DevOps
5 152 (45.51%) Web Services
6 142 (42.51%) Amazon S3
7 133 (39.82%) Python
8 121 (36.23%) Ruby
9 110 (32.93%) Java
10 106 (31.74%) Configuration Management
11 105 (31.44%) UNIX
11 105 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
11 105 (31.44%) Opscode Chef
12 100 (29.94%) MySQL
13 97 (29.04%) VMware
14 89 (26.65%) Open Source
15 88 (26.35%) Apache
16 86 (25.75%) Red Hat
17 84 (25.15%) Continuous Integration
18 83 (24.85%) Jenkins
19 81 (24.25%) VMware Infrastructure
19 81 (24.25%) Tomcat
20 73 (21.86%) Oracle
21 70 (20.96%) LAMP
22 69 (20.66%) Scrum
23 68 (20.36%) CentOS
24 64 (19.16%) TDD
25 62 (18.56%) WebSphere
26 58 (17.37%) PHP
27 56 (16.77%) Bash Shell

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 88 (26.35%) Apache
2 81 (24.25%) Tomcat
3 62 (18.56%) WebSphere
4 54 (16.17%) nginx
5 46 (13.77%) WebLogic
6 21 (6.29%) IIS
7 20 (5.99%) Node.js
8 19 (5.69%) OpenStack
9 18 (5.39%) Jetty
10 13 (3.89%) Drupal
10 13 (3.89%) Apache Solr
11 9 (2.69%) CMS
12 5 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.90%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.60%) Kentico
14 2 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (1.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (6.59%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 238 (71.26%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (42.51%) Amazon S3
3 55 (16.47%) Amazon ELB
4 45 (13.47%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (9.28%) SaaS
6 27 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (8.08%) Google App Engine
6 27 (8.08%) Route 53
7 24 (7.19%) PaaS
8 17 (5.09%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (3.59%) Heroku
10 11 (3.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 11 (3.29%) ElastiCache
11 10 (2.99%) CloudFront
12 8 (2.40%) Joyent
13 5 (1.50%) IaaS
14 3 (0.90%) Google Compute Engine
15 2 (0.60%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.60%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.57%) DNS
2 33 (9.88%) DHCP
3 30 (8.98%) HTTP
4 28 (8.38%) TCP/IP
5 25 (7.49%) SSL
6 22 (6.59%) IPsec
7 19 (5.69%) FTP
8 18 (5.39%) Firewall
9 12 (3.59%) Internet
10 4 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.20%) LDAP
11 3 (0.90%) Network Security
11 3 (0.90%) VPN
11 3 (0.90%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.90%) VLAN
12 2 (0.60%) DAB
12 2 (0.60%) WAN
12 2 (0.60%) LAN
12 2 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 1 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (29.94%) MySQL
2 55 (16.47%) Amazon RDS
3 37 (11.08%) Oracle Exadata
4 33 (9.88%) MongoDB
5 27 (8.08%) NoSQL
6 25 (7.49%) SQL Server
7 22 (6.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 16 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (4.19%) Big Data
10 10 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.10%) Redis
11 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.10%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.80%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.20%) SimpleDB
14 3 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.90%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 83 (24.85%) Jenkins
2 46 (13.77%) JIRA
3 43 (12.87%) Maven
4 39 (11.68%) Git (software)
5 33 (9.88%) Subversion
6 23 (6.89%) Cucumber
6 23 (6.89%) Hudson
7 17 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (5.09%) Ant
8 16 (4.79%) RSpec
9 14 (4.19%) Selenium
10 13 (3.89%) NUnit
11 12 (3.59%) JUnit
11 12 (3.59%) Mockito
12 10 (2.99%) PHPUnit
13 9 (2.69%) TeamCity
14 8 (2.40%) Visual Studio
15 7 (2.10%) AnthillPro
15 7 (2.10%) Mercurial
15 7 (2.10%) Gerrit
General
1 37 (11.08%) Finance
2 20 (5.99%) Financial Institution
3 13 (3.89%) Marketing
4 11 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.10%) Electronics
5 7 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.80%) Billing
7 5 (1.50%) Advertising
8 3 (0.90%) Publishing
8 3 (0.90%) Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Retail
9 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 99 (29.64%) Developer
2 63 (18.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (9.58%) Java Developer
4 27 (8.08%) Linux Engineer
5 24 (7.19%) Systems Engineer
6 21 (6.29%) Consultant
7 16 (4.79%) Software Engineer
7 16 (4.79%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (4.19%) DevOps Consultant
9 13 (3.89%) Senior Consultant
9 13 (3.89%) Architect
10 12 (3.59%) C# Developer
10 12 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.29%) .NET Developer
12 10 (2.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 10 (2.99%) Development Engineer
13 9 (2.69%) Drupal Developer
13 9 (2.69%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (2.69%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (45.51%) Web Services
2 70 (20.96%) LAMP
3 47 (14.07%) .NET
4 46 (13.77%) CSS
5 37 (11.08%) WebSphere MQ
6 34 (10.18%) HTML
7 30 (8.98%) J2EE
8 28 (8.38%) Spring
9 27 (8.08%) Servlets
10 23 (6.89%) Ajax
11 22 (6.59%) Middleware
12 20 (5.99%) jQuery
13 18 (5.39%) RESTful
14 17 (5.09%) Spring MVC
14 17 (5.09%) JSON
15 16 (4.79%) WCF
16 13 (3.89%) REST
16 13 (3.89%) ASP.NET
16 13 (3.89%) Hibernate
16 13 (3.89%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 89 (26.65%) Open Source
2 45 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (11.38%) Clustering
4 20 (5.99%) Hedge funds
5 12 (3.59%) Taxonomies
6 11 (3.29%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.80%) Blog
8 6 (1.80%) DTV
9 5 (1.50%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.20%) User Experience
10 4 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.90%) Linked Data
11 3 (0.90%) Social Media
11 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.90%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.60%) Economics
12 2 (0.60%) Replication
12 2 (0.60%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 181 (54.19%) Linux
2 105 (31.44%) UNIX
3 68 (20.36%) CentOS
4 40 (11.98%) Windows
5 38 (11.38%) SELinux
6 14 (4.19%) Oracle Linux
7 12 (3.59%) Android
7 12 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.40%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.10%) Fedora
11 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.60%) Debian
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.60%) VMS
13 1 (0.30%) SmartOS
13 1 (0.30%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (49.40%) DevOps
2 106 (31.74%) Configuration Management
3 105 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (25.15%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (20.66%) Scrum
6 64 (19.16%) TDD
7 53 (15.87%) SOA
8 44 (13.17%) MVC
9 41 (12.28%) Software Engineering
10 38 (11.38%) BDD
11 34 (10.18%) Load Balancing
12 33 (9.88%) Kanban
13 26 (7.78%) Unit Testing
13 26 (7.78%) Automated Testing
14 22 (6.59%) E-Commerce
15 16 (4.79%) High Availability
16 15 (4.49%) Web Development
17 14 (4.19%) OO
18 11 (3.29%) Pair Programming
18 11 (3.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (39.82%) Python
2 121 (36.23%) Ruby
3 110 (32.93%) Java
4 58 (17.37%) PHP
5 56 (16.77%) Bash Shell
6 43 (12.87%) JavaScript
7 40 (11.98%) SQL
8 29 (8.68%) Perl
9 23 (6.89%) C#
10 14 (4.19%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.99%) PHP5
12 9 (2.69%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.40%) Scala
14 6 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.80%) C++
14 6 (1.80%) Groovy
15 3 (0.90%) Clojure
15 3 (0.90%) C
16 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (2.10%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.50%) BC Cleared
2 5 (1.50%) Degree
3 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.30%) PhD
4 1 (0.30%) RHCE
4 1 (0.30%) ISEB
4 1 (0.30%) RHCT
4 1 (0.30%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.99%) QA
System Software
1 81 (24.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (11.38%) vCloud
3 37 (11.08%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (5.39%) Xen
5 14 (4.19%) VMware ESX
6 13 (3.89%) VirtualBox
7 12 (3.59%) Varnish
8 7 (2.10%) Docker
9 2 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 187 (55.99%) Puppet
2 105 (31.44%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (16.17%) Vagrant
4 50 (14.97%) Nagios
5 24 (7.19%) Cacti
6 16 (4.79%) Ansible
7 14 (4.19%) Salt
8 4 (1.20%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.90%) StatsD
10 2 (0.60%) OpenSSO
10 2 (0.60%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.60%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.30%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 97 (29.04%) VMware
2 86 (25.75%) Red Hat
3 73 (21.86%) Oracle
4 40 (11.98%) IBM
5 34 (10.18%) Google
6 32 (9.58%) Microsoft
7 26 (7.78%) Remedy
8 25 (7.49%) New Relic
9 24 (7.19%) Percona
10 19 (5.69%) Rackspace
11 17 (5.09%) RightScale
12 13 (3.89%) Sun
13 10 (2.99%) EMC
14 9 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (1.80%) SAP
16 4 (1.20%) Tripwire
16 4 (1.20%) JBoss
17 3 (0.90%) F5
18 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
18 2 (0.60%) Blue Coat
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