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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 435 483 491
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +8
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 162 99 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.16% 7.75% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 64 51
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£445 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
1985 1278 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.60% 2.48% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1327 813 467
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £288 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 24 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.75 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +27 156 £450 +18.42% 32
London +4 75 £450 +15.38% 16
South East -2 23 £400 +33.33% 8
City of London +13 19 £450 +16.94% 3
North West +4 15 £400 - 1
Hampshire -4 15 £400 +26.98% 1
Southampton +8 12 £400 +26.98% 1
East of England - 12 £600 -
Leeds +2 10 - - 1
Yorkshire -2 10 - - 2
West Yorkshire -3 10 - - 1
Scotland +1 4 £314 -30.27% 9
Surrey -4 3 £400 +33.33% 3
Berkshire - 3 £456 - 1
Glasgow -1 2 £213 -52.77% 4
Edinburgh - 2 £415 - 5
Hertfordshire - 2 £550 -
Staines - 2 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire -24 1 £425 +77.08% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 -
Altrincham - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £450 - 1
Marlow - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 221 (68.63%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (54.35%) Puppet
3 155 (48.14%) Linux
4 152 (47.20%) DevOps
5 141 (43.79%) Web Services
5 141 (43.79%) Amazon S3
6 121 (37.58%) Python
7 115 (35.71%) Ruby
8 110 (34.16%) Java
9 106 (32.92%) Opscode Chef
10 99 (30.75%) Configuration Management
11 93 (28.88%) MySQL
12 88 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
13 82 (25.47%) UNIX
13 82 (25.47%) Apache
13 82 (25.47%) Jenkins
14 77 (23.91%) Red Hat
14 77 (23.91%) VMware
15 76 (23.60%) Open Source
16 75 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
17 68 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 68 (21.12%) TDD
18 64 (19.88%) Tomcat
19 63 (19.57%) PHP
20 61 (18.94%) LAMP
20 61 (18.94%) CentOS
21 60 (18.63%) Bash Shell
22 58 (18.01%) Oracle
23 57 (17.70%) Vagrant
24 53 (16.46%) Scrum

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 82 (25.47%) Apache
2 64 (19.88%) Tomcat
3 50 (15.53%) nginx
4 39 (12.11%) WebSphere
5 28 (8.70%) WebLogic
6 24 (7.45%) Node.js
6 24 (7.45%) OpenStack
6 24 (7.45%) Drupal
7 23 (7.14%) IIS
8 19 (5.90%) Apache Solr
9 17 (5.28%) Apache Spark
10 12 (3.73%) Jetty
11 9 (2.80%) CMS
12 8 (2.48%) JBoss
13 7 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (1.55%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
16 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
16 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 17 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.73%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 221 (68.63%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (43.79%) Amazon S3
3 43 (13.35%) Amazon ELB
4 37 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (10.25%) Route 53
6 22 (6.83%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (5.28%) SaaS
8 16 (4.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (4.97%) Google App Engine
9 15 (4.66%) PaaS
10 14 (4.35%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (3.42%) Heroku
11 11 (3.42%) Joyent
12 9 (2.80%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (1.55%) CloudFront
14 4 (1.24%) IaaS
15 2 (0.62%) ElastiCache
15 2 (0.62%) Office 365
15 2 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 1 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.94%) DNS
2 24 (7.45%) TCP/IP
2 24 (7.45%) DHCP
3 23 (7.14%) Firewall
4 20 (6.21%) SSL
5 18 (5.59%) HTTP
6 16 (4.97%) IPsec
6 16 (4.97%) Internet
7 12 (3.73%) FTP
8 8 (2.48%) Network Security
9 5 (1.55%) DSL
10 4 (1.24%) VLAN
10 4 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.24%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.93%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (0.93%) LDAP
12 2 (0.62%) LAN
12 2 (0.62%) WAN
12 2 (0.62%) DAB
12 2 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (28.88%) MySQL
2 41 (12.73%) Amazon RDS
3 38 (11.80%) MongoDB
4 27 (8.39%) Oracle Exadata
4 27 (8.39%) Hadoop
5 26 (8.07%) NoSQL
6 23 (7.14%) Big Data
7 19 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (4.97%) SQL Server
9 10 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (3.11%) Redis
10 9 (2.80%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (2.17%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (1.86%) Apache Hive
13 6 (1.86%) SimpleDB
14 5 (1.55%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (1.24%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 82 (25.47%) Jenkins
2 48 (14.91%) Maven
3 40 (12.42%) Git (software)
4 25 (7.76%) Cucumber
4 25 (7.76%) Subversion
5 23 (7.14%) JUnit
6 22 (6.83%) Mockito
7 20 (6.21%) RSpec
8 19 (5.90%) Selenium
9 18 (5.59%) JIRA
10 16 (4.97%) Hudson
11 12 (3.73%) PHPUnit
12 9 (2.80%) NUnit
12 9 (2.80%) Ant
13 4 (1.24%) Gradle
14 3 (0.93%) jMock
14 3 (0.93%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.93%) DbUnit
14 3 (0.93%) Eclipse
General
1 27 (8.39%) Finance
2 16 (4.97%) Marketing
3 14 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.73%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.17%) Electronics
5 7 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.55%) Advertising
7 4 (1.24%) Publishing
7 4 (1.24%) Retail
8 3 (0.93%) Law
8 3 (0.93%) Games
9 2 (0.62%) Billing
9 2 (0.62%) Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 106 (32.92%) Developer
2 49 (15.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 38 (11.80%) Java Developer
4 27 (8.39%) Consultant
5 23 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 22 (6.83%) Systems Engineer
7 19 (5.90%) Architect
8 18 (5.59%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (5.59%) Senior Consultant
9 17 (5.28%) DevOps Consultant
10 14 (4.35%) Drupal Developer
11 12 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.42%) Administrator
13 10 (3.11%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.11%) Senior Cloud Engineer
14 9 (2.80%) Senior Developer
15 8 (2.48%) Senior Systems Engineer
15 8 (2.48%) Operations Engineer
15 8 (2.48%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (43.79%) Web Services
2 61 (18.94%) LAMP
3 47 (14.60%) CSS
4 39 (12.11%) Spring
5 36 (11.18%) HTML
6 30 (9.32%) .NET
6 30 (9.32%) Ajax
7 29 (9.01%) RESTful
8 27 (8.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 23 (7.14%) JSON
10 21 (6.52%) Hibernate
11 20 (6.21%) Spring MVC
12 18 (5.59%) JPA
13 17 (5.28%) J2EE
13 17 (5.28%) ActiveMQ
14 16 (4.97%) Servlets
14 16 (4.97%) Memcached
14 16 (4.97%) jQuery
15 15 (4.66%) Middleware
16 14 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (23.60%) Open Source
2 36 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (9.32%) Clustering
4 22 (6.83%) Taxonomies
5 12 (3.73%) Hedge funds
5 12 (3.73%) Social Media
5 12 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.73%) User Experience
6 11 (3.42%) Blog
7 9 (2.80%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (2.48%) Digital Media
8 8 (2.48%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.17%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.86%) DTV
10 6 (1.86%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.55%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.24%) Statistics
13 3 (0.93%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.93%) Replication
13 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 155 (48.14%) Linux
2 82 (25.47%) UNIX
3 61 (18.94%) CentOS
4 37 (11.49%) Windows
5 15 (4.66%) Oracle Linux
5 15 (4.66%) Ubuntu
6 11 (3.42%) Android
7 10 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.55%) Debian
9 4 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.93%) Fedora
10 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.62%) VMS
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.31%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.31%) Solaris
12 1 (0.31%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (47.20%) DevOps
2 99 (30.75%) Configuration Management
3 88 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (21.12%) TDD
6 53 (16.46%) Scrum
7 48 (14.91%) MVC
7 48 (14.91%) SOA
8 46 (14.29%) BDD
9 37 (11.49%) Kanban
10 36 (11.18%) Load Balancing
11 35 (10.87%) E-Commerce
12 24 (7.45%) Automated Testing
13 22 (6.83%) Unit Testing
14 20 (6.21%) Software Engineering
15 17 (5.28%) High Availability
16 16 (4.97%) Web Development
17 13 (4.04%) Test Automation
17 13 (4.04%) MapReduce
18 10 (3.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 121 (37.58%) Python
2 115 (35.71%) Ruby
3 110 (34.16%) Java
4 63 (19.57%) PHP
5 60 (18.63%) Bash Shell
6 45 (13.98%) JavaScript
7 40 (12.42%) SQL
8 27 (8.39%) Perl
9 16 (4.97%) C#
10 12 (3.73%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.73%) PHP5
11 9 (2.80%) C++
12 7 (2.17%) Scala
13 6 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.93%) Golang
15 2 (0.62%) C
15 2 (0.62%) Clojure
16 1 (0.31%) Groovy
16 1 (0.31%) AWK
16 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (5.59%) Degree
2 8 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.24%) BC Cleared
4 3 (0.93%) RHCE
5 1 (0.31%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.31%) RHCT
5 1 (0.31%) LPIC
5 1 (0.31%) ISEB
5 1 (0.31%) PMP
5 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.21%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (9.01%) Oracle RAC
3 23 (7.14%) vCloud
4 19 (5.90%) VirtualBox
5 17 (5.28%) Docker
6 16 (4.97%) Varnish
7 15 (4.66%) Xen
7 15 (4.66%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.55%) vSphere
9 3 (0.93%) Postfix
9 3 (0.93%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.93%) Active Directory
10 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 175 (54.35%) Puppet
2 106 (32.92%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (17.70%) Vagrant
4 47 (14.60%) Nagios
5 27 (8.39%) SELinux
6 24 (7.45%) Ansible
7 23 (7.14%) Cacti
7 23 (7.14%) Salt
8 6 (1.86%) logstash
9 5 (1.55%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.24%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.93%) Mesos
11 3 (0.93%) Graphite
11 3 (0.93%) Hyperic
12 2 (0.62%) StatsD
12 2 (0.62%) Opsview
13 1 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
13 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.31%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.31%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 77 (23.91%) Red Hat
1 77 (23.91%) VMware
2 58 (18.01%) Oracle
3 34 (10.56%) Microsoft
4 28 (8.70%) Rackspace
5 27 (8.39%) IBM
6 22 (6.83%) Google
6 22 (6.83%) Percona
6 22 (6.83%) New Relic
7 13 (4.04%) RightScale
7 13 (4.04%) Remedy
8 11 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.48%) SAP
10 7 (2.17%) Cisco
11 6 (1.86%) EMC
12 5 (1.55%) Citrix
13 4 (1.24%) F5
14 3 (0.93%) Sun
14 3 (0.93%) Juniper
15 2 (0.62%) HP
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