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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 433 494 454
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -40
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 216 142 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.16% 4.23% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 95 92
Median daily rate £463 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £300 £380
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -21.05%
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
5198 3356 2231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.68% 5.99% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3650 2182 1432
Median daily rate £463 £410 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £561 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 67 50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +46 195 £475 +18.75% 58
London +68 143 £475 +11.76% 39
City of London +61 25 £475 +9.19% 13
South East +11 18 £425 +9.67% 6
Wales +31 16 £450 +36.36%
Cardiff - 16 £450 -
South Wales - 16 £450 -
Telford - 10 £415 -
Shropshire - 10 £415 -
West Midlands - 10 £415 -
Surrey +3 9 £450 +50.00% 4
North West -37 9 £475 +58.33% 3
South West +3 8 £400 +6.66% 4
Yorkshire -10 7 £529 +76.33% 3
Leeds -14 7 £529 +76.33%
West Yorkshire -24 7 £529 +76.33% 3
Gloucestershire +1 6 £400 +6.66% 1
Scotland -9 5 £500 +56.25% 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £275 -
Manchester - 4 £413 - 1
Liverpool - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Glasgow +5 2 - -
Cheshire -26 2 £500 +17.64% 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Staines - 2 £475 - 2
Reigate - 2 £450 - 1
Croydon - 2 £431 -
Cirencester - 2 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £475 - 1

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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.

1 374 (96.14%) Amazon AWS
2 215 (55.27%) DevOps
3 208 (53.47%) Java
4 194 (49.87%) Linux
5 175 (44.99%) Agile Software Development
6 157 (40.36%) Amazon S3
7 144 (37.02%) Jenkins
8 118 (30.33%) Amazon RDS
8 118 (30.33%) Puppet
9 115 (29.56%) JavaScript
10 108 (27.76%) Python
10 108 (27.76%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (25.45%) Ruby
12 98 (25.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 97 (24.94%) TDD
13 97 (24.94%) Opscode Chef
14 95 (24.42%) Ansible
15 88 (22.62%) Git (software)
16 81 (20.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 75 (19.28%) Docker
18 73 (18.77%) Microsoft Azure
19 72 (18.51%) Windows
19 72 (18.51%) Web Services
20 68 (17.48%) Configuration Management
21 65 (16.71%) .NET
22 64 (16.45%) Tomcat
23 62 (15.94%) NoSQL
24 60 (15.42%) VMware
25 59 (15.17%) Google
25 59 (15.17%) TeamCity

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 64 (16.45%) Tomcat
2 47 (12.08%) IIS
3 40 (10.28%) Apache
4 33 (8.48%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (8.23%) WebSphere
6 29 (7.46%) nginx
7 23 (5.91%) Jetty
7 23 (5.91%) WebLogic
8 16 (4.11%) WordPress
9 14 (3.60%) JBoss
10 12 (3.08%) OpenStack
11 10 (2.57%) Mule
12 9 (2.31%) Apache Solr
12 9 (2.31%) CMS
12 9 (2.31%) Confluence
12 9 (2.31%) Mule ESB
12 9 (2.31%) WebLogic Portal
13 6 (1.54%) Apache Spark
13 6 (1.54%) Drupal
14 4 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 12 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 374 (96.14%) Amazon AWS
2 157 (40.36%) Amazon S3
3 98 (25.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 73 (18.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 57 (14.65%) Amazon ELB
6 56 (14.40%) Route 53
7 55 (14.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 50 (12.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 50 (12.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 47 (12.08%) Amazon SQS
9 47 (12.08%) CloudFront
9 47 (12.08%) Google App Engine
10 41 (10.54%) Cloud Computing
11 40 (10.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 35 (9.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 29 (7.46%) AWS Lambda
14 20 (5.14%) Amazon Kinesis
15 18 (4.63%) GitHub
16 13 (3.34%) PaaS
17 11 (2.83%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.83%) HTTP
2 38 (9.77%) DNS
2 38 (9.77%) TCP/IP
3 32 (8.23%) SSL
4 25 (6.43%) DHCP
5 18 (4.63%) FTP
5 18 (4.63%) IPsec
6 15 (3.86%) Firewall
7 12 (3.08%) Internet
8 8 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (2.06%) VPN
9 7 (1.80%) HTTPS
9 7 (1.80%) Intranet
10 5 (1.29%) LAN
10 5 (1.29%) SAN
10 5 (1.29%) SMTP
10 5 (1.29%) WAN
11 4 (1.03%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.03%) LDAP
11 4 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (30.33%) Amazon RDS
2 81 (20.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 62 (15.94%) NoSQL
4 48 (12.34%) MySQL
5 45 (11.57%) MongoDB
6 36 (9.25%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (8.74%) SQL Server
8 33 (8.48%) Hadoop
9 26 (6.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (4.63%) Relational Database
11 17 (4.37%) Redis
12 14 (3.60%) Big Data
13 10 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (2.57%) Oracle Database
14 9 (2.31%) SimpleDB
15 8 (2.06%) Apache Hive
16 7 (1.80%) Neo4j
16 7 (1.80%) RDBMS
17 4 (1.03%) HBase
18 3 (0.77%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 144 (37.02%) Jenkins
2 88 (22.62%) Git (software)
3 59 (15.17%) TeamCity
4 39 (10.03%) Travis CI
4 39 (10.03%) Vagrant
5 33 (8.48%) Maven
5 33 (8.48%) Subversion
6 29 (7.46%) JIRA
7 21 (5.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (5.14%) JUnit
8 20 (5.14%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (3.08%) Mockito
9 12 (3.08%) RSpec
9 12 (3.08%) Selenium
10 10 (2.57%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (1.80%) GoCD
12 7 (1.80%) Gradle
12 7 (1.80%) Hudson
13 5 (1.29%) GitLab
General
1 54 (13.88%) Finance
2 25 (6.43%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.34%) Marketing
4 11 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.57%) Electronics
6 8 (2.06%) Banking
6 8 (2.06%) Publishing
6 8 (2.06%) Retail
7 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (34.70%) Developer
2 126 (32.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (17.74%) Java Developer
4 44 (11.31%) AWS DevOps
4 44 (11.31%) AWS Engineer
5 33 (8.48%) AWS Developer
5 33 (8.48%) Senior Developer
6 32 (8.23%) Cloud Engineer
7 23 (5.91%) Architect
7 23 (5.91%) Senior DevOps
8 22 (5.66%) JavaScript Developer
9 19 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (4.37%) Administrator
10 17 (4.37%) Consultant
10 17 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (3.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 15 (3.86%) Python Developer
12 14 (3.60%) HTML Developer
13 13 (3.34%) Lead DevOps
13 13 (3.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (18.51%) Web Services
2 65 (16.71%) .NET
3 57 (14.65%) HTML
4 48 (12.34%) CSS
4 48 (12.34%) HTML5
5 46 (11.83%) J2EE
6 39 (10.03%) Node.js
6 39 (10.03%) Spring
7 27 (6.94%) REST
8 24 (6.17%) RabbitMQ
8 24 (6.17%) RESTful
9 23 (5.91%) LAMP
10 21 (5.40%) XML
11 20 (5.14%) Hibernate
11 20 (5.14%) Servlets
12 19 (4.88%) jQuery
12 19 (4.88%) JSON
12 19 (4.88%) SOAP
13 18 (4.63%) ASP.NET
14 16 (4.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.37%) User Experience
2 16 (4.11%) Public Cloud
3 9 (2.31%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.31%) PKI
4 8 (2.06%) Augmented Reality
4 8 (2.06%) Digital Media
4 8 (2.06%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.80%) Blog
6 6 (1.54%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.29%) MPEG
8 4 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.03%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.03%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.77%) Fintech
9 3 (0.77%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 194 (49.87%) Linux
2 72 (18.51%) Windows
3 50 (12.85%) Unix
4 26 (6.68%) CentOS
5 24 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (4.37%) Windows Server
7 13 (3.34%) Android
7 13 (3.34%) Apple iOS
8 12 (3.08%) Debian
9 9 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (2.06%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.54%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.77%) Fedora
13 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.51%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.51%) Solaris
15 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (55.27%) DevOps
2 175 (44.99%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (27.76%) Continuous Integration
4 97 (24.94%) TDD
5 68 (17.48%) Configuration Management
6 52 (13.37%) Open Source
7 51 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 47 (12.08%) MVC
9 45 (11.57%) BDD
10 36 (9.25%) E-Commerce
11 35 (9.00%) Microservices
12 34 (8.74%) Kanban
13 29 (7.46%) Migration
14 27 (6.94%) Scrum
14 27 (6.94%) Software Engineering
15 24 (6.17%) High Availability
16 22 (5.66%) SOA
17 21 (5.40%) OO
17 21 (5.40%) Web Operations
18 17 (4.37%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 208 (53.47%) Java
2 115 (29.56%) JavaScript
3 108 (27.76%) Python
4 99 (25.45%) Ruby
5 57 (14.65%) SQL
6 44 (11.31%) Bash Shell
7 42 (10.80%) Perl
8 37 (9.51%) PHP
9 33 (8.48%) Scala
10 32 (8.23%) C#
11 26 (6.68%) PowerShell
12 16 (4.11%) Clojure
13 13 (3.34%) Go
14 10 (2.57%) C++
15 8 (2.06%) C
15 8 (2.06%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.80%) Erlang
16 7 (1.80%) Groovy
16 7 (1.80%) R
17 5 (1.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (4.63%) Degree
2 16 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.06%) AWS Certification
4 8 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.80%) CCNA
6 5 (1.29%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.29%) ISEB
6 5 (1.29%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.77%) MCSA
8 3 (0.77%) MCSE
8 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.51%) CCNP
9 2 (0.51%) PhD
10 1 (0.26%) CCIE
10 1 (0.26%) CISSP
10 1 (0.26%) CLAS
10 1 (0.26%) IISP
10 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.66%) QA
2 7 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.80%) SLA
3 5 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (19.28%) Docker
2 53 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.40%) Xen
4 18 (4.63%) vSphere
5 15 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (3.34%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.83%) Active Directory
7 11 (2.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (1.03%) NFS
9 3 (0.77%) Dovecot
9 3 (0.77%) SpamAssassin
9 3 (0.77%) vCloud
9 3 (0.77%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.51%) etcd
10 2 (0.51%) flannel
10 2 (0.51%) Postfix
10 2 (0.51%) Squid
10 2 (0.51%) Varnish
11 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 118 (30.33%) Puppet
2 97 (24.94%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (24.42%) Ansible
4 20 (5.14%) Mesos
4 20 (5.14%) Terraform
5 16 (4.11%) Kubernetes
6 14 (3.60%) Nagios
7 11 (2.83%) Fluentd
8 9 (2.31%) Marathon
9 8 (2.06%) Piwik
10 7 (1.80%) Salt
11 6 (1.54%) Cacti
12 5 (1.29%) logstash
12 5 (1.29%) Packer
13 4 (1.03%) Kibana
14 3 (0.77%) Graphite
14 3 (0.77%) Nessus
14 3 (0.77%) Oozie
14 3 (0.77%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 60 (15.42%) VMware
2 59 (15.17%) Google
3 35 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.00%) Oracle
4 25 (6.43%) Red Hat
5 15 (3.86%) Rackspace
6 13 (3.34%) SaltStack
7 12 (3.08%) Citrix
7 12 (3.08%) New Relic
8 11 (2.83%) Atlassian
9 10 (2.57%) Adobe
9 10 (2.57%) NetApp
9 10 (2.57%) SAP
9 10 (2.57%) webMethods
10 8 (2.06%) Juniper
10 8 (2.06%) RedDot
11 6 (1.54%) Cisco
11 6 (1.54%) HP
12 5 (1.29%) IBM
13 4 (1.03%) EMC
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