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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
UK
Rank 356 435 455
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +20
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 256 183 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.57% 5.01% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 128 93
Median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £334 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
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
5606 3650 2380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.52% 7.32% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3913 2526 1584
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £404 £412
% change year-on-year
+5.32% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 56 66
Median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.10 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.30 £100.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +81 244 £500 +11.11% 55
London +81 190 £515 +8.42% 36
North West +23 24 £375 +3.44% 3
City of London +1 19 £525 +19.79% 9
Manchester +20 11 £375 - 3
South West +15 11 £415 +9.21% 5
Cheshire +28 9 £600 +54.83%
Scotland +30 7 £413 +7.14% 1
Edinburgh +22 6 £450 +16.88% 1
Bristol - 6 £488 -
East Midlands +10 5 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £415 - 4
Macclesfield - 5 £600 -
Northampton - 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
South East -4 3 £450 +9.75% 5
East of England -4 3 £413 -10.81% 3
West Midlands -5 3 £450 - 2
Birmingham - 3 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £456 -
Hampshire +15 2 £450 -
Tyne and Wear -19 2 £520 +30.00%
North East -21 2 £520 +30.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 2 £520 +30.00%
South Yorkshire - 2 £456 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £444 -
Sheffield - 2 £456 -
South Wales +13 1 £525 +38.15%
Hertfordshire +1 1 - - 1
Essex -2 1 £413 -10.81%

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 435 (94.36%) Amazon AWS
2 266 (57.70%) DevOps
3 257 (55.75%) Agile Software Development
4 254 (55.10%) Amazon S3
5 238 (51.63%) Linux
6 186 (40.35%) Amazon RDS
7 183 (39.70%) Java
8 178 (38.61%) Docker
9 173 (37.53%) Python
10 165 (35.79%) Jenkins
11 159 (34.49%) Puppet
12 136 (29.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 135 (29.28%) Opscode Chef
14 132 (28.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 122 (26.46%) Continuous Integration
16 120 (26.03%) Ruby
17 109 (23.64%) Ansible
18 106 (22.99%) Web Services
19 94 (20.39%) Route 53
20 92 (19.96%) Git (software)
20 92 (19.96%) TDD
21 89 (19.31%) Scrum
22 88 (19.09%) Bash Shell
22 88 (19.09%) Elasticsearch
23 86 (18.66%) JavaScript
24 81 (17.57%) NoSQL
25 80 (17.35%) Amazon ELB
26 79 (17.14%) Microservices
26 79 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
26 79 (17.14%) High Availability

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 88 (19.09%) Elasticsearch
2 68 (14.75%) nginx
3 64 (13.88%) Apache
4 58 (12.58%) Tomcat
5 36 (7.81%) Apache Spark
6 35 (7.59%) Confluence
7 34 (7.38%) IIS
8 20 (4.34%) WebSphere
9 17 (3.69%) Jetty
10 15 (3.25%) WebLogic
11 14 (3.04%) Mongrel
12 10 (2.17%) Apache Solr
13 7 (1.52%) JBoss
13 7 (1.52%) OpenStack
14 5 (1.08%) CMS
14 5 (1.08%) Mule
14 5 (1.08%) Mule ESB
15 4 (0.87%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.87%) SAS
15 4 (0.87%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.22%) SPSS
3 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 435 (94.36%) Amazon AWS
2 254 (55.10%) Amazon S3
3 136 (29.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 132 (28.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 94 (20.39%) Route 53
6 80 (17.35%) Amazon ELB
7 79 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 65 (14.10%) Amazon SQS
9 62 (13.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 49 (10.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 47 (10.20%) AWS Lambda
12 45 (9.76%) Amazon EMR
13 44 (9.54%) CloudFront
14 35 (7.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 34 (7.38%) AWS CloudTrail
16 30 (6.51%) GitHub
17 25 (5.42%) PaaS
18 19 (4.12%) Amazon Kinesis
18 19 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
19 16 (3.47%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.98%) VPN
2 35 (7.59%) HTTP
2 35 (7.59%) TCP/IP
3 30 (6.51%) Firewall
3 30 (6.51%) SSL
4 27 (5.86%) DNS
5 19 (4.12%) DHCP
6 16 (3.47%) IPsec
7 14 (3.04%) FTP
8 9 (1.95%) LDAP
9 8 (1.74%) Kerberos
10 6 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.65%) VoIP
13 2 (0.43%) Internet
13 2 (0.43%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.43%) LAN
13 2 (0.43%) SMTP
13 2 (0.43%) SSH
13 2 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (40.35%) Amazon RDS
2 81 (17.57%) NoSQL
3 72 (15.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 52 (11.28%) MySQL
5 48 (10.41%) SQL Server
6 46 (9.98%) MongoDB
7 44 (9.54%) Hadoop
8 42 (9.11%) Big Data
9 33 (7.16%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (7.16%) Relational Database
10 23 (4.99%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (4.34%) Amazon Redshift
12 17 (3.69%) Redis
13 16 (3.47%) RDBMS
14 15 (3.25%) Apache Hive
15 12 (2.60%) HBase
16 11 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (2.39%) Neo4j
17 6 (1.30%) Impala
18 4 (0.87%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 165 (35.79%) Jenkins
2 92 (19.96%) Git (software)
3 44 (9.54%) Maven
4 42 (9.11%) JIRA
5 37 (8.03%) TeamCity
6 33 (7.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (7.16%) Subversion
7 29 (6.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (4.56%) Vagrant
9 20 (4.34%) JUnit
10 18 (3.90%) Travis CI
11 17 (3.69%) Mockito
12 14 (3.04%) RSpec
13 13 (2.82%) Cucumber
13 13 (2.82%) Gradle
14 11 (2.39%) Artifactory
14 11 (2.39%) Selenium
15 10 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
16 9 (1.95%) SonarQube
17 5 (1.08%) GitLab
General
1 57 (12.36%) Finance
2 14 (3.04%) Games
3 13 (2.82%) Retail
4 11 (2.39%) Banking
5 10 (2.17%) Marketing
6 9 (1.95%) Electronics
6 9 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.52%) Publishing
8 5 (1.08%) Law
8 5 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.87%) Front Office
10 3 (0.65%) Advertising
10 3 (0.65%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (31.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 107 (23.21%) Developer
3 103 (22.34%) AWS Engineer
4 96 (20.82%) AWS DevOps
5 57 (12.36%) Java Developer
6 37 (8.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 34 (7.38%) Architect
8 31 (6.72%) Linux Engineer
9 29 (6.29%) AWS Developer
10 25 (5.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 23 (4.99%) Software Engineer
12 20 (4.34%) AWS Architect
13 18 (3.90%) .NET Developer
13 18 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
13 18 (3.90%) Consultant
14 17 (3.69%) Administrator
15 16 (3.47%) DevOps Consultant
15 16 (3.47%) Java Engineer
15 16 (3.47%) Senior DevOps
16 15 (3.25%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (22.99%) Web Services
2 60 (13.02%) .NET
3 53 (11.50%) ELK Stack
4 47 (10.20%) Node.js
5 45 (9.76%) Spring
6 41 (8.89%) REST
7 38 (8.24%) HTML
8 30 (6.51%) AngularJS
8 30 (6.51%) ASP.NET
9 28 (6.07%) Django
10 27 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (5.64%) CSS
11 26 (5.64%) RabbitMQ
12 25 (5.42%) boto
12 25 (5.42%) JSON
12 25 (5.42%) RESTful
13 24 (5.21%) J2EE
14 21 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (4.56%) Kafka
14 21 (4.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.28%) Public Cloud
2 17 (3.69%) User Experience
3 14 (3.04%) Blog
4 13 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 11 (2.39%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.17%) PKI
7 8 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.74%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.52%) Replication
8 7 (1.52%) Wiki
9 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.08%) Clustering
10 5 (1.08%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.08%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.65%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 238 (51.63%) Linux
2 54 (11.71%) Windows
3 53 (11.50%) CentOS
4 41 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (6.51%) Unix
6 20 (4.34%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.74%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.52%) CoreOS
9 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.87%) Android
10 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.43%) AIX
11 2 (0.43%) Debian
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (57.70%) DevOps
2 257 (55.75%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (26.46%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (19.96%) TDD
5 89 (19.31%) Scrum
6 79 (17.14%) High Availability
6 79 (17.14%) Microservices
7 75 (16.27%) Configuration Management
8 63 (13.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 62 (13.45%) Open Source
10 52 (11.28%) Auto-Scaling
10 52 (11.28%) BDD
11 47 (10.20%) E-Commerce
12 46 (9.98%) Load Balancing
13 42 (9.11%) Software Engineering
14 40 (8.68%) Migration
15 35 (7.59%) Kanban
15 35 (7.59%) MVC
16 27 (5.86%) Continuous Deployment
17 26 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 183 (39.70%) Java
2 173 (37.53%) Python
3 120 (26.03%) Ruby
4 88 (19.09%) Bash Shell
5 86 (18.66%) JavaScript
6 65 (14.10%) Scala
7 49 (10.63%) C#
8 47 (10.20%) PHP
9 45 (9.76%) SQL
10 33 (7.16%) Perl
11 26 (5.64%) Go
12 20 (4.34%) PowerShell
13 15 (3.25%) C
14 10 (2.17%) C++
15 8 (1.74%) R
16 7 (1.52%) ActionScript
16 7 (1.52%) ActionScript 2.0
17 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
19 3 (0.65%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 49 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.51%) AWS Certification
4 16 (3.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (3.04%) Degree
6 9 (1.95%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.87%) MCSA
7 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.43%) CCNA
9 2 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.43%) MCSE
10 1 (0.22%) CCIE
10 1 (0.22%) CCNP
10 1 (0.22%) CISSP
10 1 (0.22%) IISP
10 1 (0.22%) ISEB
10 1 (0.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.51%) QA
2 6 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.43%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 178 (38.61%) Docker
2 26 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.34%) Active Directory
4 14 (3.04%) Xen
5 8 (1.74%) HDFS
6 7 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.30%) vCloud
7 6 (1.30%) vSphere
8 5 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.87%) LXC
9 4 (0.87%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.43%) Gluster
10 2 (0.43%) iptables
10 2 (0.43%) NFS
10 2 (0.43%) XenApp
11 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.22%) Squid
11 1 (0.22%) Varnish
11 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 159 (34.49%) Puppet
2 135 (29.28%) Opscode Chef
3 109 (23.64%) Ansible
4 74 (16.05%) Terraform
5 51 (11.06%) Kubernetes
6 32 (6.94%) logstash
7 30 (6.51%) Kibana
8 15 (3.25%) Salt
9 10 (2.17%) Hadoop YARN
10 9 (1.95%) Packer
11 7 (1.52%) Nagios
11 7 (1.52%) SELinux
12 6 (1.30%) Consul
12 6 (1.30%) Mesos
13 5 (1.08%) collectd
13 5 (1.08%) Grafana
13 5 (1.08%) Graphite
13 5 (1.08%) HAProxy
13 5 (1.08%) OSSEC
13 5 (1.08%) StatsD
Vendors
1 36 (7.81%) SaltStack
2 32 (6.94%) VMware
3 29 (6.29%) Oracle
4 26 (5.64%) Microsoft
5 24 (5.21%) Red Hat
6 23 (4.99%) Atlassian
7 22 (4.77%) Google
8 20 (4.34%) New Relic
9 10 (2.17%) Rackspace
10 9 (1.95%) SAP
11 6 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.30%) Splunk
11 6 (1.30%) Trend Micro
12 5 (1.08%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.08%) HP
12 5 (1.08%) Tableau
13 4 (0.87%) Apigee
13 4 (0.87%) Assembla
13 4 (0.87%) Twilio
14 3 (0.65%) Citrix
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