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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 420 475 461
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -14
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 152 84 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.04% 6.95% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 63 58
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£450 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+42.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.25
UK excluding London average 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
1890 1209 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.77% 2.48% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 777 544
Average daily rate £438 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 24 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £43.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +43 144 £450 +17.26% 58
London +23 86 £450 +12.50% 26
South East +9 27 £413 +37.50% 8
City of London +28 25 £450 - 4
Hampshire +1 22 £413 +30.95% 1
Southampton +1 17 £425 +34.92% 1
Bristol - 7 £438 - 5
South West - 7 £438 - 7
North West - 7 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire - 6 - - 3
Yorkshire - 6 - - 4
Leeds - 6 - - 2
East of England - 5 £550 - 8
Scotland -5 4 £213 -52.77% 8
Cheshire - 4 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £550 - 2
Berkshire - 3 £456 - 1
Surrey 0 2 £400 +33.33%
Glasgow -1 2 £213 -52.77% 4
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Edinburgh - 2 - - 4
Staines - 2 £400 -
Wales - 2 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
St Albans - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Devon - - - -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 235 (69.73%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (52.82%) Puppet
3 153 (45.40%) DevOps
4 147 (43.62%) Amazon S3
5 142 (42.14%) Web Services
6 141 (41.84%) Linux
7 125 (37.09%) Java
8 120 (35.61%) Python
8 120 (35.61%) Ruby
9 108 (32.05%) Configuration Management
10 107 (31.75%) Opscode Chef
11 103 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
12 94 (27.89%) MySQL
13 92 (27.30%) Jenkins
14 83 (24.63%) Continuous Integration
15 82 (24.33%) Apache
16 78 (23.15%) TDD
17 73 (21.66%) Red Hat
17 73 (21.66%) Open Source
18 72 (21.36%) UNIX
19 68 (20.18%) VMware
20 66 (19.58%) PHP
21 63 (18.69%) CentOS
22 62 (18.40%) Vagrant
23 61 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
24 60 (17.80%) Tomcat
25 58 (17.21%) nginx
26 56 (16.62%) BDD
26 56 (16.62%) Scrum
27 55 (16.32%) JavaScript

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (24.33%) Apache
2 60 (17.80%) Tomcat
3 58 (17.21%) nginx
4 32 (9.50%) Node.js
5 31 (9.20%) OpenStack
6 26 (7.72%) WebSphere
7 24 (7.12%) Apache Solr
7 24 (7.12%) Drupal
8 22 (6.53%) IIS
9 17 (5.04%) Apache Spark
10 14 (4.15%) WebLogic
11 12 (3.56%) Jetty
12 8 (2.37%) CMS
13 6 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (1.78%) JBoss
13 6 (1.78%) MS Exchange
14 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.59%) Kentico
15 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 235 (69.73%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (43.62%) Amazon S3
3 46 (13.65%) Amazon ELB
4 43 (12.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (9.79%) Route 53
6 25 (7.42%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (5.34%) SaaS
8 15 (4.45%) Amazon EMR
9 14 (4.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (4.15%) Heroku
9 14 (4.15%) PaaS
9 14 (4.15%) Google App Engine
10 11 (3.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 11 (3.26%) ElastiCache
10 11 (3.26%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (3.26%) Joyent
11 10 (2.97%) CloudFront
12 4 (1.19%) IaaS
13 2 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.20%) Firewall
2 30 (8.90%) DNS
3 22 (6.53%) DHCP
3 22 (6.53%) TCP/IP
4 19 (5.64%) SSL
5 18 (5.34%) HTTP
5 18 (5.34%) Internet
6 14 (4.15%) IPsec
7 10 (2.97%) FTP
8 8 (2.37%) Network Security
9 6 (1.78%) VPN
10 5 (1.48%) DSL
11 4 (1.19%) VLAN
11 4 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.19%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.89%) OpenLDAP
13 2 (0.59%) MRTG
13 2 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.59%) LDAP
13 2 (0.59%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (27.89%) MySQL
2 43 (12.76%) Amazon RDS
3 38 (11.28%) MongoDB
4 27 (8.01%) NoSQL
5 25 (7.42%) Hadoop
6 22 (6.53%) SQL Server
7 21 (6.23%) Big Data
8 17 (5.04%) Redis
9 14 (4.15%) Oracle Exadata
9 14 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (2.37%) Relational Database
12 7 (2.08%) Hazelcast
13 5 (1.48%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.48%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (1.19%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 92 (27.30%) Jenkins
2 48 (14.24%) Maven
3 47 (13.95%) Git (software)
4 29 (8.61%) Cucumber
5 27 (8.01%) JUnit
6 26 (7.72%) RSpec
7 25 (7.42%) Mockito
8 22 (6.53%) Selenium
8 22 (6.53%) Subversion
9 17 (5.04%) Hudson
10 12 (3.56%) PHPUnit
11 9 (2.67%) JIRA
12 8 (2.37%) NUnit
13 6 (1.78%) Ant
14 5 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.48%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.89%) jMock
15 3 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.89%) DbUnit
16 2 (0.59%) Mercurial
General
1 26 (7.72%) Finance
2 24 (7.12%) Marketing
3 19 (5.64%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.97%) Electronics
6 4 (1.19%) Advertising
6 4 (1.19%) Publishing
6 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.19%) Banking
7 3 (0.89%) Retail
7 3 (0.89%) Law
7 3 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.59%) German Language
8 2 (0.59%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.59%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 121 (35.91%) Developer
2 48 (14.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 46 (13.65%) Java Developer
4 35 (10.39%) Consultant
5 25 (7.42%) Architect
5 25 (7.42%) DevOps Consultant
6 22 (6.53%) Senior Consultant
7 21 (6.23%) Cloud Engineer
8 15 (4.45%) Senior Developer
8 15 (4.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 14 (4.15%) Drupal Developer
9 14 (4.15%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.56%) Administrator
12 11 (3.26%) Software Engineer
13 9 (2.67%) Senior Cloud Engineer
14 8 (2.37%) Android Developer
14 8 (2.37%) Operations Engineer
14 8 (2.37%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (42.14%) Web Services
2 54 (16.02%) LAMP
3 51 (15.13%) CSS
4 45 (13.35%) Spring
5 34 (10.09%) HTML
6 32 (9.50%) RESTful
6 32 (9.50%) Ajax
7 28 (8.31%) JSON
7 28 (8.31%) .NET
8 26 (7.72%) jQuery
9 23 (6.82%) Hibernate
10 22 (6.53%) Memcached
11 21 (6.23%) Spring MVC
11 21 (6.23%) JPA
11 21 (6.23%) REST
12 20 (5.93%) XML
13 18 (5.34%) ActiveMQ
14 16 (4.75%) J2EE
15 14 (4.15%) WebSphere MQ
15 14 (4.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 73 (21.66%) Open Source
2 34 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.53%) Taxonomies
4 18 (5.34%) Clustering
4 18 (5.34%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.45%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.56%) Inversion of Control
6 12 (3.56%) Social Media
6 12 (3.56%) User Experience
7 11 (3.26%) Blog
8 10 (2.97%) Digital Media
8 10 (2.97%) DTV
9 7 (2.08%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.48%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.19%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.19%) Statistics
12 3 (0.89%) Replication
12 3 (0.89%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.59%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 141 (41.84%) Linux
2 72 (21.36%) UNIX
3 63 (18.69%) CentOS
4 46 (13.65%) Windows
5 18 (5.34%) Ubuntu
6 17 (5.04%) Android
7 10 (2.97%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (2.97%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.08%) Fedora
10 5 (1.48%) Debian
11 4 (1.19%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.59%) VMS
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (45.40%) DevOps
2 108 (32.05%) Configuration Management
3 103 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (24.63%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (23.15%) TDD
6 56 (16.62%) BDD
6 56 (16.62%) Scrum
7 48 (14.24%) MVC
8 42 (12.46%) Kanban
9 40 (11.87%) Load Balancing
10 38 (11.28%) SOA
11 36 (10.68%) E-Commerce
12 25 (7.42%) Software Engineering
13 19 (5.64%) Automated Testing
14 16 (4.75%) Web Development
15 15 (4.45%) Migration
16 14 (4.15%) MapReduce
16 14 (4.15%) High Availability
16 14 (4.15%) Unit Testing
16 14 (4.15%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 125 (37.09%) Java
2 120 (35.61%) Python
2 120 (35.61%) Ruby
3 66 (19.58%) PHP
4 55 (16.32%) JavaScript
5 48 (14.24%) Bash Shell
6 43 (12.76%) SQL
7 21 (6.23%) Perl
8 18 (5.34%) C#
9 16 (4.75%) PowerShell
10 14 (4.15%) PHP5
11 9 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.08%) C++
12 7 (2.08%) Scala
13 4 (1.19%) Clojure
13 4 (1.19%) Golang
14 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.59%) VBA
15 1 (0.30%) C
15 1 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (6.23%) Degree
2 6 (1.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.89%) RHCE
5 2 (0.59%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) RHCT
6 1 (0.30%) LPIC
6 1 (0.30%) ISEB
6 1 (0.30%) PMP
6 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.34%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.23%) Docker
3 20 (5.93%) VirtualBox
3 20 (5.93%) Xen
4 16 (4.75%) Varnish
4 16 (4.75%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (4.45%) vCloud
6 10 (2.97%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.78%) Postfix
7 6 (1.78%) Sendmail
7 6 (1.78%) Active Directory
8 5 (1.48%) vSphere
9 2 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 178 (52.82%) Puppet
2 107 (31.75%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (18.40%) Vagrant
4 51 (15.13%) Nagios
5 32 (9.50%) Salt
6 31 (9.20%) Ansible
7 24 (7.12%) Cacti
8 14 (4.15%) SELinux
9 6 (1.78%) Capistrano
9 6 (1.78%) logstash
10 5 (1.48%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.89%) Hyperic
11 3 (0.89%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.89%) Mesos
11 3 (0.89%) Graphite
12 2 (0.59%) Opsview
12 2 (0.59%) StatsD
13 1 (0.30%) OpenView
13 1 (0.30%) SmokePing
13 1 (0.30%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 73 (21.66%) Red Hat
2 68 (20.18%) VMware
3 47 (13.95%) Oracle
4 31 (9.20%) Microsoft
5 26 (7.72%) Rackspace
5 26 (7.72%) New Relic
6 23 (6.82%) Percona
7 19 (5.64%) Google
8 14 (4.15%) IBM
9 13 (3.86%) RightScale
10 12 (3.56%) SAP
11 10 (2.97%) Cisco
12 9 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.78%) Akamai
14 5 (1.48%) Citrix
14 5 (1.48%) Remedy
15 4 (1.19%) F5
16 3 (0.89%) EMC
16 3 (0.89%) Juniper
17 2 (0.59%) Veeam
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