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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 471 454 426
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -28
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 142 135 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.82% 6.93% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 77 90
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£400 £405 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
2947 1948 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.34% 3.69% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1888 1238 694
Average daily rate £413 £418 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +23.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 37 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.14 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+96.07% -53.21%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -16 134 £400 -1.23% 47
London +9 67 £450 +8.43% 23
North West -25 28 £400 - 8
Yorkshire - 26 £300 - 3
West Yorkshire - 25 £300 - 1
Leeds - 25 £300 -
Cheshire -16 18 £413 +6.45% 4
Chester -10 9 £425 +13.33% 1
Lancashire +15 8 £275 -33.33%
City of London -9 8 £450 +9.09% 8
South East -23 8 £569 +38.71% 6
Burnley +9 7 £275 -33.33%
Blackpool - 6 £288 -
North East - 6 £288 - 1
Hampshire +9 5 £388 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £275 - 1
South West +6 4 £380 +4.82% 1
Edinburgh -1 4 £450 +7.78% 2
Scotland -3 4 £450 +7.78% 5
Southampton - 4 - - 1
East of England +1 2 - - 4
Bristol -3 2 £400 +10.34%
Wales -5 2 £330 -5.71%
West Midlands -9 2 £310 - 1
Gloucestershire -12 2 £353 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £750 -
Slough - 2 £750 -
Suffolk +8 1 - - 1
Basingstoke +1 1 £388 -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 256 (89.82%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (54.04%) Puppet
3 122 (42.81%) Linux
4 121 (42.46%) DevOps
5 115 (40.35%) Java
6 114 (40.00%) Configuration Management
7 108 (37.89%) Amazon S3
8 103 (36.14%) Jenkins
8 103 (36.14%) Ruby
9 99 (34.74%) Python
10 96 (33.68%) Opscode Chef
11 95 (33.33%) Web Services
12 89 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
13 83 (29.12%) Apache
14 71 (24.91%) Continuous Integration
15 70 (24.56%) Windows
16 66 (23.16%) nginx
16 66 (23.16%) MySQL
17 63 (22.11%) VMware
18 62 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
19 60 (21.05%) Tomcat
20 55 (19.30%) JavaScript
21 51 (17.89%) Git (software)
22 49 (17.19%) TDD
23 48 (16.84%) Amazon RDS
24 46 (16.14%) UNIX
25 44 (15.44%) Vagrant
26 42 (14.74%) IIS
27 41 (14.39%) .NET
27 41 (14.39%) DNS

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 83 (29.12%) Apache
2 66 (23.16%) nginx
3 60 (21.05%) Tomcat
4 42 (14.74%) IIS
5 35 (12.28%) OpenStack
6 33 (11.58%) WebSphere
7 30 (10.53%) Jetty
8 25 (8.77%) Node.js
9 12 (4.21%) Apache Spark
10 9 (3.16%) Apache Solr
11 7 (2.46%) JBoss
12 6 (2.11%) MS Exchange
13 5 (1.75%) WebLogic
14 4 (1.40%) SAS
14 4 (1.40%) Confluence
14 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (1.05%) Apache Pig
16 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
16 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.40%) MS Office
2 3 (1.05%) SPSS
3 2 (0.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 256 (89.82%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (37.89%) Amazon S3
3 37 (12.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (12.98%) Cloud Computing
4 34 (11.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 34 (11.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 33 (11.58%) Amazon ELB
6 32 (11.23%) Route 53
7 30 (10.53%) Google App Engine
7 30 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 24 (8.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 22 (7.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 19 (6.67%) Heroku
11 14 (4.91%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (4.21%) Amazon EMR
13 10 (3.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 9 (3.16%) CloudFront
15 8 (2.81%) SaaS
16 6 (2.11%) PaaS
16 6 (2.11%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.39%) DNS
2 35 (12.28%) HTTP
3 31 (10.88%) DHCP
3 31 (10.88%) TCP/IP
4 25 (8.77%) FTP
4 25 (8.77%) IPsec
5 23 (8.07%) Firewall
6 20 (7.02%) Internet
7 19 (6.67%) SSL
8 11 (3.86%) VPN
9 8 (2.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.40%) Network Security
11 2 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.70%) SSH
11 2 (0.70%) LDAP
12 1 (0.35%) DSL
12 1 (0.35%) PPTP
12 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.35%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (23.16%) MySQL
2 48 (16.84%) Amazon RDS
3 29 (10.18%) MongoDB
4 26 (9.12%) NoSQL
5 23 (8.07%) Redis
6 18 (6.32%) Big Data
7 17 (5.96%) SQL Server
8 15 (5.26%) Hadoop
9 10 (3.51%) RDBMS
9 10 (3.51%) Relational Database
10 9 (3.16%) Apache Hive
11 7 (2.46%) SimpleDB
11 7 (2.46%) Couchbase
12 6 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.75%) Hazelcast
13 5 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
14 4 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (1.05%) Data Mining
15 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 103 (36.14%) Jenkins
2 51 (17.89%) Git (software)
3 27 (9.47%) Hudson
4 22 (7.72%) Maven
5 20 (7.02%) RSpec
6 19 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 18 (6.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (4.91%) Selenium
9 12 (4.21%) JIRA
10 10 (3.51%) JUnit
10 10 (3.51%) Mockito
11 9 (3.16%) TeamCity
12 7 (2.46%) Subversion
13 3 (1.05%) Mercurial
13 3 (1.05%) Gradle
13 3 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (1.05%) SonarQube
14 2 (0.70%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.70%) MSBuild
15 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
General
1 31 (10.88%) Finance
2 30 (10.53%) Marketing
3 20 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.51%) Electronics
5 5 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.05%) Games
6 3 (1.05%) Banking
7 2 (0.70%) German Language
7 2 (0.70%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.70%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.70%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (31.93%) Developer
2 67 (23.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (10.88%) Java Developer
4 28 (9.82%) Consultant
5 22 (7.72%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 21 (7.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 20 (7.02%) DevOps Consultant
8 18 (6.32%) Architect
9 17 (5.96%) Senior Consultant
10 13 (4.56%) Software Engineer
10 13 (4.56%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.56%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (2.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 7 (2.46%) Cloud Software Engineer
14 7 (2.46%) Cloud Architect
14 7 (2.46%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
14 7 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
14 7 (2.46%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (33.33%) Web Services
2 41 (14.39%) .NET
3 40 (14.04%) CSS
4 35 (12.28%) J2EE
5 34 (11.93%) HTML
5 34 (11.93%) RESTful
6 31 (10.88%) Spring
7 30 (10.53%) REST
8 28 (9.82%) Servlets
9 26 (9.12%) JSON
10 25 (8.77%) Ruby on Rails
11 21 (7.37%) jQuery
12 17 (5.96%) LAMP
13 15 (5.26%) Hibernate
13 15 (5.26%) XML
13 15 (5.26%) HTML5
13 15 (5.26%) Sinatra
13 15 (5.26%) AngularJS
14 13 (4.56%) Ajax
15 12 (4.21%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.61%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.21%) Statistics
5 10 (3.51%) DTV
6 9 (3.16%) Clustering
7 7 (2.46%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.46%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.11%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (2.11%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.75%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.75%) PKI
9 5 (1.75%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.75%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.40%) Xbox
10 4 (1.40%) User Experience
11 3 (1.05%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.70%) Social Network
12 2 (0.70%) Social Media
13 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 122 (42.81%) Linux
2 70 (24.56%) Windows
3 46 (16.14%) UNIX
4 35 (12.28%) CentOS
5 11 (3.86%) Ubuntu
6 10 (3.51%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.46%) Android
7 7 (2.46%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.11%) Fedora
9 2 (0.70%) Debian
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) SUSE
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (42.46%) DevOps
2 114 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 89 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (24.91%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (17.19%) TDD
6 41 (14.39%) Open Source
7 34 (11.93%) Scrum
7 34 (11.93%) Software Engineering
8 31 (10.88%) E-Commerce
9 29 (10.18%) BDD
10 28 (9.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 27 (9.47%) Kanban
12 26 (9.12%) Auto-Scaling
13 25 (8.77%) MVC
14 23 (8.07%) Unit Testing
15 21 (7.37%) SOA
16 19 (6.67%) Load Balancing
17 18 (6.32%) Digital Marketing
18 17 (5.96%) Automated Testing
19 14 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 115 (40.35%) Java
2 103 (36.14%) Ruby
3 99 (34.74%) Python
4 55 (19.30%) JavaScript
5 40 (14.04%) Bash Shell
6 36 (12.63%) PHP
7 31 (10.88%) SQL
8 18 (6.32%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.91%) Shell Script
10 12 (4.21%) Perl
11 10 (3.51%) C#
12 8 (2.81%) Scala
13 7 (2.46%) Go
14 6 (2.11%) R
15 5 (1.75%) PHP5
16 4 (1.40%) Groovy
17 3 (1.05%) Clojure
18 2 (0.70%) C++
19 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
19 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (7.72%) Degree
2 9 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.40%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.70%) RHCE
5 2 (0.70%) PhD
6 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.86%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (9.12%) Xen
3 16 (5.61%) Docker
4 11 (3.86%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.46%) VirtualBox
6 6 (2.11%) Postfix
6 6 (2.11%) Sendmail
7 5 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.75%) OCFS2
7 5 (1.75%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.75%) GFS2
8 4 (1.40%) Apache Flume
9 3 (1.05%) vSphere
10 1 (0.35%) Varnish
10 1 (0.35%) Firmware
10 1 (0.35%) KVM
10 1 (0.35%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 154 (54.04%) Puppet
2 96 (33.68%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (15.44%) Vagrant
4 35 (12.28%) Ansible
5 31 (10.88%) Salt
6 28 (9.82%) Nagios
7 11 (3.86%) Cacti
8 9 (3.16%) HAProxy
9 7 (2.46%) Capistrano
10 6 (2.11%) SELinux
10 6 (2.11%) Mesos
11 2 (0.70%) logstash
12 1 (0.35%) StatsD
12 1 (0.35%) Graphite
12 1 (0.35%) Kibana
12 1 (0.35%) Opsview
12 1 (0.35%) OpenView
12 1 (0.35%) Ganglia
12 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 63 (22.11%) VMware
2 39 (13.68%) Red Hat
3 37 (12.98%) Oracle
3 37 (12.98%) Microsoft
4 34 (11.93%) Google
5 20 (7.02%) New Relic
6 17 (5.96%) Rackspace
7 11 (3.86%) SAP
8 10 (3.51%) Percona
9 9 (3.16%) Akamai
10 8 (2.81%) hybris
11 6 (2.11%) Vertica
11 6 (2.11%) Cisco
11 6 (2.11%) Netezza
11 6 (2.11%) Remedy
12 5 (1.75%) Zend
12 5 (1.75%) IBM
13 4 (1.40%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.40%) Teradata
13 4 (1.40%) Tableau
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