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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 435 411 479
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +68
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 161 167 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.47% 13.23% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 132 78
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £238 £300
% change year-on-year
+44.73% -20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
1901 1262 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.37% 2.37% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 873 470
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -48.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.88 £45.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +39.42%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -35 155 £401 +33.75% 46
London +20 101 £443 +10.62% 28
South East -3 24 £334 +60.84% 7
Hampshire +1 15 £344 -19.11% 2
City of London +32 12 £400 -5.88% 7
Southampton - 12 £344 - 2
South West -24 10 £375 - 2
Bristol - 9 £375 - 1
North West +6 8 £400 +3.22% 3
East of England -25 7 £290 - 1
Berkshire - 6 £318 - 1
Cambridgeshire -5 4 £200 -
Cambridge -11 4 £200 -
Yorkshire -25 4 £343 +52.22% 5
Wales - 3 £300 - 2
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
Slough - 3 £325 -
Surrey -15 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £300 - 2
Chester - 2 £400 -
South Wales - 2 £300 - 2
Suffolk - 2 £415 -
West Yorkshire -21 1 - - 3
Leeds -23 1 - - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £418 - 2
Scotland - 1 £418 - 3
Westminster - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 222 (75.77%) Amazon AWS
2 169 (57.68%) Puppet
3 162 (55.29%) Linux
4 149 (50.85%) DevOps
5 134 (45.73%) Amazon S3
6 129 (44.03%) Web Services
7 122 (41.64%) Python
8 114 (38.91%) Ruby
9 103 (35.15%) Java
10 92 (31.40%) UNIX
11 90 (30.72%) Configuration Management
12 86 (29.35%) Opscode Chef
13 85 (29.01%) Red Hat
13 85 (29.01%) MySQL
14 82 (27.99%) Jenkins
15 81 (27.65%) VMware
16 80 (27.30%) Apache
17 79 (26.96%) Open Source
18 77 (26.28%) Continuous Integration
19 76 (25.94%) Tomcat
20 71 (24.23%) CentOS
21 69 (23.55%) Oracle
22 64 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
23 60 (20.48%) Amazon ELB
23 60 (20.48%) WebSphere
24 57 (19.45%) Scrum
25 55 (18.77%) Bash Shell
26 54 (18.43%) Vagrant
26 54 (18.43%) LAMP
27 52 (17.75%) Maven

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 80 (27.30%) Apache
2 76 (25.94%) Tomcat
3 60 (20.48%) WebSphere
4 47 (16.04%) nginx
5 46 (15.70%) WebLogic
6 19 (6.48%) OpenStack
7 17 (5.80%) Jetty
8 16 (5.46%) Node.js
9 13 (4.44%) IIS
10 8 (2.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (1.37%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.37%) CMS
12 3 (1.02%) MQSeries
12 3 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
13 2 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.68%) Drupal
13 2 (0.68%) WordPress
13 2 (0.68%) Confluence
13 2 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (7.51%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 222 (75.77%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (45.73%) Amazon S3
3 60 (20.48%) Amazon ELB
4 40 (13.65%) Cloud Computing
5 37 (12.63%) Route 53
6 36 (12.29%) SaaS
7 30 (10.24%) PaaS
8 20 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (6.14%) Google App Engine
10 15 (5.12%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (3.41%) ElastiCache
11 10 (3.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 10 (3.41%) Heroku
11 10 (3.41%) CloudFront
12 5 (1.71%) IaaS
13 3 (1.02%) Google Compute Engine
14 2 (0.68%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.68%) AWS Data Pipeline
15 1 (0.34%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.99%) DNS
2 34 (11.60%) DHCP
3 27 (9.22%) HTTP
3 27 (9.22%) Firewall
4 20 (6.83%) TCP/IP
5 18 (6.14%) SSL
6 12 (4.10%) FTP
6 12 (4.10%) IPsec
7 10 (3.41%) Internet
8 6 (2.05%) Network Security
9 5 (1.71%) LDAP
10 4 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.37%) VPN
11 2 (0.68%) WAN
11 2 (0.68%) LAN
12 1 (0.34%) SSH
12 1 (0.34%) SMTP
12 1 (0.34%) SNMP
12 1 (0.34%) NetScreen
12 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (29.01%) MySQL
2 51 (17.41%) Amazon RDS
3 32 (10.92%) Oracle Exadata
4 27 (9.22%) NoSQL
5 25 (8.53%) SQL Server
6 23 (7.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 22 (7.51%) MongoDB
8 19 (6.48%) Big Data
9 17 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (2.39%) Hadoop
12 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (2.39%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.71%) Redis
14 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
15 3 (1.02%) SimpleDB
15 3 (1.02%) Apache Hive
15 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (0.68%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 82 (27.99%) Jenkins
2 52 (17.75%) Maven
3 50 (17.06%) JIRA
4 37 (12.63%) Hudson
5 29 (9.90%) Git (software)
6 26 (8.87%) Subversion
7 24 (8.19%) Cucumber
8 18 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (5.80%) Ant
10 13 (4.44%) JUnit
11 12 (4.10%) TeamCity
11 12 (4.10%) Mercurial
12 11 (3.75%) RSpec
13 10 (3.41%) AnthillPro
13 10 (3.41%) Gerrit
14 9 (3.07%) Selenium
15 8 (2.73%) Mockito
15 8 (2.73%) Visual Studio
15 8 (2.73%) NUnit
16 6 (2.05%) Eclipse
General
1 35 (11.95%) Finance
2 20 (6.83%) Financial Institution
3 11 (3.75%) Marketing
4 7 (2.39%) Electronics
4 7 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.05%) Billing
6 3 (1.02%) Advertising
6 3 (1.02%) Publishing
6 3 (1.02%) Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Retail
7 2 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 76 (25.94%) Developer
2 64 (21.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (10.24%) Java Developer
4 27 (9.22%) Linux Engineer
5 21 (7.17%) Systems Engineer
6 16 (5.46%) Consultant
7 14 (4.78%) Software Engineer
8 12 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (4.10%) C# Developer
9 11 (3.75%) .NET Developer
9 11 (3.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.41%) DevOps Consultant
10 10 (3.41%) Architect
11 9 (3.07%) Senior Consultant
11 9 (3.07%) Development Engineer
11 9 (3.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (2.73%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.73%) Deployment Manager
13 7 (2.39%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (44.03%) Web Services
2 54 (18.43%) LAMP
3 41 (13.99%) .NET
4 36 (12.29%) CSS
5 32 (10.92%) WebSphere MQ
6 26 (8.87%) HTML
6 26 (8.87%) J2EE
7 25 (8.53%) Spring
7 25 (8.53%) Servlets
8 18 (6.14%) RESTful
9 17 (5.80%) Middleware
10 14 (4.78%) WCF
10 14 (4.78%) Spring MVC
10 14 (4.78%) JSON
10 14 (4.78%) Ajax
11 13 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
11 13 (4.44%) jQuery
12 12 (4.10%) REST
13 11 (3.75%) Hibernate
13 11 (3.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 79 (26.96%) Open Source
2 33 (11.26%) Clustering
3 20 (6.83%) Hedge funds
4 7 (2.39%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (2.05%) DTV
6 5 (1.71%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.02%) Blog
8 3 (1.02%) Linked Data
9 2 (0.68%) Xbox
9 2 (0.68%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.68%) Economics
9 2 (0.68%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.34%) Replication
10 1 (0.34%) Statistics
10 1 (0.34%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.34%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 162 (55.29%) Linux
2 92 (31.40%) UNIX
3 71 (24.23%) CentOS
4 33 (11.26%) Windows
4 33 (11.26%) SELinux
5 13 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.07%) Ubuntu
7 9 (3.07%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (2.39%) Fedora
8 7 (2.39%) Android
8 7 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.71%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.02%) Debian
10 3 (1.02%) Solaris
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.68%) VMS
12 1 (0.34%) SUSE
12 1 (0.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.34%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (50.85%) DevOps
2 90 (30.72%) Configuration Management
3 77 (26.28%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (19.45%) Scrum
5 51 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (17.06%) SOA
7 45 (15.36%) TDD
8 37 (12.63%) Software Engineering
9 33 (11.26%) MVC
10 28 (9.56%) Load Balancing
10 28 (9.56%) BDD
11 23 (7.85%) Kanban
12 19 (6.48%) Unit Testing
13 18 (6.14%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.44%) Automated Testing
15 12 (4.10%) High Availability
15 12 (4.10%) OO
15 12 (4.10%) Web Development
15 12 (4.10%) Pair Programming
16 11 (3.75%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (41.64%) Python
2 114 (38.91%) Ruby
3 103 (35.15%) Java
4 55 (18.77%) Bash Shell
5 43 (14.68%) PHP
6 35 (11.95%) JavaScript
7 33 (11.26%) SQL
8 29 (9.90%) Perl
9 21 (7.17%) C#
10 13 (4.44%) PowerShell
11 12 (4.10%) PL/SQL
12 11 (3.75%) Scala
13 9 (3.07%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.39%) Groovy
14 7 (2.39%) PHP5
15 5 (1.71%) C++
16 3 (1.02%) C
16 3 (1.02%) Clojure
17 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.34%) AWK
Qualifications
1 4 (1.37%) BC Cleared
1 4 (1.37%) Security Cleared
1 4 (1.37%) Degree
2 1 (0.34%) RHCT
2 1 (0.34%) LPIC
2 1 (0.34%) PhD
2 1 (0.34%) ISEB
2 1 (0.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.19%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (11.26%) Oracle RAC
2 33 (11.26%) vCloud
3 13 (4.44%) Xen
4 10 (3.41%) VMware ESX
5 9 (3.07%) VirtualBox
6 5 (1.71%) Docker
7 3 (1.02%) Varnish
8 2 (0.68%) KVM
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.34%) Snort
9 1 (0.34%) Squid
9 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.34%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.34%) qmail
9 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 169 (57.68%) Puppet
2 86 (29.35%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (18.43%) Vagrant
4 43 (14.68%) Nagios
5 22 (7.51%) Cacti
6 13 (4.44%) Ansible
7 9 (3.07%) Salt
8 5 (1.71%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.68%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.68%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.34%) Nessus
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.34%) YUM
10 1 (0.34%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.34%) Munin
10 1 (0.34%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.34%) StatsD
Vendors
1 85 (29.01%) Red Hat
2 81 (27.65%) VMware
3 69 (23.55%) Oracle
4 36 (12.29%) IBM
5 26 (8.87%) Remedy
5 26 (8.87%) RightScale
6 24 (8.19%) Google
7 21 (7.17%) Percona
8 19 (6.48%) Microsoft
8 19 (6.48%) New Relic
9 13 (4.44%) Sun
10 11 (3.75%) Rackspace
11 9 (3.07%) EMC
12 6 (2.05%) SAP
13 5 (1.71%) JBoss
13 5 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (1.37%) Tripwire
15 3 (1.02%) Atlassian
16 2 (0.68%) Twitter
16 2 (0.68%) SaltStack
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Rate: Market Rate
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City, London
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Rate: Negotiable
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Harrow
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