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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
UK
Rank 361 440 466
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +26
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 251 191 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.45% 4.74% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 132 93
Median daily rate £480 £453 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
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
5638 4029 2547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.59% 7.76% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3992 2812 1636
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 60 89
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.06 £80.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +74 236 £500 +6.66% 65
London +70 165 £500 +5.26% 40
North West +38 27 £413 +3.12% 4
South West +18 20 £435 +14.47% 5
City of London +13 20 £525 +23.52% 13
Manchester +18 12 £413 - 4
Wales +14 9 £425 +12.58% 1
Gloucestershire +7 8 £375 -3.22% 3
Cheshire +39 7 £600 +50.00%
South Wales +21 7 £425 +11.84% 1
South East -15 6 £450 +7.14% 5
Cardiff - 6 £425 - 1
Scotland +24 5 £413 +3.12% 2
North East -3 5 £550 - 1
East of England -4 5 £525 +20.00% 2
East Midlands - 5 £363 - 1
Devon - 5 £550 - 1
Bristol - 5 £494 -
Plymouth - 5 £550 -
Edinburgh +14 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Salford - 4 £550 -
Northampton - 4 - -
Cramlington - 4 £550 -
Macclesfield - 4 £600 -
Northumberland - 4 £550 -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Hampshire +8 3 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire -3 3 £525 +61.53%
Berkshire +14 2 £475 +26.66% 2
Yorkshire +13 2 £463 -15.90% 3

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 460 (95.04%) Amazon AWS
2 259 (53.51%) DevOps
3 252 (52.07%) Amazon S3
4 249 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
5 240 (49.59%) Linux
6 199 (41.12%) Amazon RDS
7 195 (40.29%) Java
8 172 (35.54%) Jenkins
9 162 (33.47%) Docker
9 162 (33.47%) Python
10 157 (32.44%) Puppet
11 149 (30.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 142 (29.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 124 (25.62%) Continuous Integration
14 115 (23.76%) Web Services
15 111 (22.93%) Opscode Chef
16 101 (20.87%) Ansible
17 100 (20.66%) Ruby
18 88 (18.18%) Route 53
18 88 (18.18%) Git (software)
19 86 (17.77%) nginx
20 85 (17.56%) Configuration Management
20 85 (17.56%) Microservices
20 85 (17.56%) Terraform
21 81 (16.74%) TDD
21 81 (16.74%) Bash Shell
22 80 (16.53%) Elasticsearch
23 75 (15.50%) Microsoft Azure
24 74 (15.29%) JavaScript
25 72 (14.88%) Scrum

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 86 (17.77%) nginx
2 80 (16.53%) Elasticsearch
3 61 (12.60%) Apache
3 61 (12.60%) Tomcat
4 50 (10.33%) IIS
5 42 (8.68%) Apache Spark
6 32 (6.61%) Confluence
7 29 (5.99%) Jetty
7 29 (5.99%) WebSphere
8 27 (5.58%) Mongrel
9 14 (2.89%) JBoss
10 12 (2.48%) Mule
10 12 (2.48%) Mule ESB
11 10 (2.07%) Apache Pig
12 8 (1.65%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.45%) Apache Solr
13 7 (1.45%) SAS
13 7 (1.45%) WebLogic
14 5 (1.03%) CMS
15 4 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) SPSS
4 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 460 (95.04%) Amazon AWS
2 252 (52.07%) Amazon S3
3 149 (30.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 142 (29.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 88 (18.18%) Route 53
6 75 (15.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 72 (14.88%) Amazon ELB
7 72 (14.88%) Amazon SQS
8 70 (14.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 60 (12.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 55 (11.36%) AWS Lambda
11 53 (10.95%) Amazon EMR
12 48 (9.92%) CloudFront
13 38 (7.85%) AWS CloudTrail
14 34 (7.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 33 (6.82%) PaaS
16 32 (6.61%) Google Cloud Platform
17 27 (5.58%) Google App Engine
18 25 (5.17%) GitHub
19 23 (4.75%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.57%) TCP/IP
2 55 (11.36%) HTTP
3 50 (10.33%) SSL
4 49 (10.12%) VPN
5 38 (7.85%) Firewall
6 35 (7.23%) DNS
7 31 (6.40%) DHCP
8 30 (6.20%) IPsec
9 27 (5.58%) FTP
10 8 (1.65%) Kerberos
11 7 (1.45%) DSL
11 7 (1.45%) LDAP
12 6 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.24%) LAN
12 6 (1.24%) WAN
13 5 (1.03%) Network Security
13 5 (1.03%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (1.03%) VoIP
14 3 (0.62%) Internet
14 3 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (41.12%) Amazon RDS
2 67 (13.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 66 (13.64%) NoSQL
4 52 (10.74%) Big Data
5 47 (9.71%) MongoDB
6 45 (9.30%) MySQL
6 45 (9.30%) SQL Server
7 43 (8.88%) Hadoop
8 36 (7.44%) Relational Database
9 33 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (6.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 27 (5.58%) Amazon Redshift
12 23 (4.75%) Apache Hive
13 20 (4.13%) HBase
14 19 (3.93%) RDBMS
15 15 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (2.89%) Redis
17 12 (2.48%) Neo4j
18 7 (1.45%) RethinkDB
19 6 (1.24%) Impala
Development Applications
1 172 (35.54%) Jenkins
2 88 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 38 (7.85%) Maven
4 36 (7.44%) JIRA
5 31 (6.40%) TeamCity
6 30 (6.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 29 (5.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 28 (5.79%) Travis CI
9 19 (3.93%) Subversion
10 17 (3.51%) Vagrant
11 15 (3.10%) JUnit
12 12 (2.48%) Mockito
12 12 (2.48%) RSpec
13 11 (2.27%) Cucumber
13 11 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (2.07%) Artifactory
15 9 (1.86%) Gradle
16 8 (1.65%) GitLab
16 8 (1.65%) Selenium
17 7 (1.45%) SonarQube
General
1 62 (12.81%) Finance
2 18 (3.72%) Marketing
3 17 (3.51%) Electronics
3 17 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 17 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.10%) Games
5 11 (2.27%) Banking
6 10 (2.07%) Retail
7 7 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.24%) Law
8 6 (1.24%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.83%) Front Office
9 4 (0.83%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.83%) Publishing
10 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (29.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 125 (25.83%) Developer
3 99 (20.45%) AWS Engineer
4 94 (19.42%) AWS DevOps
5 65 (13.43%) Java Developer
6 40 (8.26%) Architect
7 33 (6.82%) AWS Developer
8 32 (6.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 26 (5.37%) Linux Engineer
10 22 (4.55%) AWS Architect
11 21 (4.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 20 (4.13%) Senior Developer
13 19 (3.93%) Consultant
14 18 (3.72%) Cloud Engineer
15 17 (3.51%) .NET Developer
15 17 (3.51%) Data Engineer
15 17 (3.51%) Operations Engineer
15 17 (3.51%) Software Engineer
16 15 (3.10%) DevOps Consultant
17 14 (2.89%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (23.76%) Web Services
2 69 (14.26%) .NET
3 56 (11.57%) Spring
4 54 (11.16%) Elastic Stack
5 48 (9.92%) Node.js
6 44 (9.09%) J2EE
7 42 (8.68%) REST
8 40 (8.26%) HTML
9 36 (7.44%) JSON
10 33 (6.82%) AngularJS
11 31 (6.40%) Kafka
12 29 (5.99%) Django
13 27 (5.58%) CSS
13 27 (5.58%) Servlets
14 26 (5.37%) ASP.NET
14 26 (5.37%) XML
15 25 (5.17%) boto
16 24 (4.96%) RESTful
17 23 (4.75%) Apache Camel
18 21 (4.34%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.26%) Public Cloud
2 34 (7.02%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (3.10%) Algorithms
4 13 (2.69%) PKI
5 12 (2.48%) User Experience
6 11 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.27%) Blog
7 10 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.86%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.24%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.24%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.03%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.03%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.83%) Replication
13 3 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.62%) Wiki
14 2 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.41%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 240 (49.59%) Linux
2 60 (12.40%) Windows
3 45 (9.30%) CentOS
4 38 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (6.20%) Unix
6 14 (2.89%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.65%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.83%) Android
8 4 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.83%) CoreOS
8 4 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.41%) AIX
9 2 (0.41%) Debian
9 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (53.51%) DevOps
2 249 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (25.62%) Continuous Integration
4 85 (17.56%) Configuration Management
4 85 (17.56%) Microservices
5 81 (16.74%) TDD
6 72 (14.88%) Scrum
7 69 (14.26%) High Availability
8 66 (13.64%) Open Source
9 59 (12.19%) Auto-Scaling
10 43 (8.88%) Continuous Delivery
11 41 (8.47%) BDD
12 40 (8.26%) E-Commerce
13 39 (8.06%) Migration
13 39 (8.06%) Software Engineering
14 38 (7.85%) Load Balancing
15 34 (7.02%) MVC
16 30 (6.20%) Kanban
17 27 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (5.58%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 195 (40.29%) Java
2 162 (33.47%) Python
3 100 (20.66%) Ruby
4 81 (16.74%) Bash Shell
5 74 (15.29%) JavaScript
6 64 (13.22%) Scala
7 61 (12.60%) SQL
8 47 (9.71%) C#
9 36 (7.44%) Perl
10 33 (6.82%) PHP
11 24 (4.96%) Go
12 18 (3.72%) PowerShell
13 15 (3.10%) R
14 14 (2.89%) C
15 10 (2.07%) C++
16 7 (1.45%) ActionScript
16 7 (1.45%) ActionScript 2.0
16 7 (1.45%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.83%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.83%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 53 (10.95%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 33 (6.82%) AWS Certification
4 14 (2.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
5 7 (1.45%) Degree
6 4 (0.83%) CISSP
6 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.62%) MCSA
7 3 (0.62%) SANS
7 3 (0.62%) SSCP
8 2 (0.41%) CCNA
8 2 (0.41%) CCNP
8 2 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.41%) MCSE
9 1 (0.21%) CCIE
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.79%) QA
2 8 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.41%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 162 (33.47%) Docker
2 38 (7.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.58%) Xen
4 23 (4.75%) Active Directory
5 12 (2.48%) HDFS
6 7 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.03%) LXC
7 5 (1.03%) vCloud
7 5 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.03%) vSphere
8 4 (0.83%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.62%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.41%) Gluster
10 2 (0.41%) iptables
10 2 (0.41%) XenApp
11 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.21%) Squid
11 1 (0.21%) Varnish
11 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 157 (32.44%) Puppet
2 111 (22.93%) Opscode Chef
3 101 (20.87%) Ansible
4 85 (17.56%) Terraform
5 38 (7.85%) Kubernetes
6 33 (6.82%) Kibana
6 33 (6.82%) logstash
7 14 (2.89%) Salt
8 12 (2.48%) Hadoop YARN
9 10 (2.07%) Mesos
10 9 (1.86%) Packer
11 8 (1.65%) Graphite
11 8 (1.65%) Nagios
11 8 (1.65%) Rundeck
12 7 (1.45%) Grafana
12 7 (1.45%) Marathon
12 7 (1.45%) SELinux
12 7 (1.45%) StatsD
13 6 (1.24%) HAProxy
14 5 (1.03%) collectd
Vendors
1 46 (9.50%) VMware
2 45 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.85%) Google
4 34 (7.02%) SaltStack
5 33 (6.82%) Oracle
6 23 (4.75%) New Relic
7 21 (4.34%) Red Hat
8 20 (4.13%) Atlassian
9 18 (3.72%) SAP
10 13 (2.69%) IBM
11 8 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.45%) Rackspace
13 6 (1.24%) Cisco
13 6 (1.24%) Splunk
13 6 (1.24%) Trend Micro
14 5 (1.03%) Assembla
14 5 (1.03%) Cloudera
14 5 (1.03%) HP
14 5 (1.03%) Tableau
15 4 (0.83%) Juniper
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