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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 462 474 476
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 184 137 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.76% 4.51% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 100 78
Median daily rate £450 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
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
4898 3039 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.13% 5.61% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3401 1953 1350
Median daily rate £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 80 38
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +84.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.50 £8.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +85.18%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +26 164 £450 +12.50% 58
London +66 124 £475 +5.55% 36
City of London +52 20 £440 -2.22% 6
Wales +27 14 £444 +34.46%
South Wales - 14 £444 -
Cardiff - 14 £444 -
South West +1 12 £388 +1.97% 4
Gloucestershire +3 9 £375 +6.38% 4
North West -35 8 £500 +25.00% 1
West Midlands -13 7 £415 +33.87% 1
South East -20 7 £475 -16.48% 6
Shropshire - 7 £415 -
Telford - 7 £415 -
West Yorkshire -14 6 £529 +76.33% 2
Yorkshire -19 6 £529 +76.33% 2
Leeds -24 6 £529 +76.33% 2
Scotland -14 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £413 - 1
Liverpool - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Oxfordshire +9 2 £475 +46.15%
Berkshire -4 2 £500 -33.33% 2
West Sussex - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
Cirencester - 2 £400 -
Reading - 2 £488 - 2
Hampshire -2 1 £500 +29.03%
Bristol -6 1 £450 +12.50%
Cheshire -23 1 £550 +33.33%

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 360 (96.26%) Amazon AWS
2 210 (56.15%) Java
3 201 (53.74%) Linux
4 188 (50.27%) DevOps
5 160 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
6 150 (40.11%) Amazon S3
7 138 (36.90%) Jenkins
8 117 (31.28%) Amazon RDS
9 113 (30.21%) Continuous Integration
10 112 (29.95%) Puppet
11 104 (27.81%) Python
12 99 (26.47%) JavaScript
13 91 (24.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 85 (22.73%) Git (software)
15 81 (21.66%) Opscode Chef
16 79 (21.12%) Ansible
16 79 (21.12%) Windows
17 77 (20.59%) Web Services
18 76 (20.32%) TDD
19 75 (20.05%) Ruby
20 72 (19.25%) Tomcat
21 71 (18.98%) Configuration Management
22 67 (17.91%) Google
23 65 (17.38%) SQL
24 64 (17.11%) HTML
25 61 (16.31%) .NET
25 61 (16.31%) IIS
25 61 (16.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
26 60 (16.04%) VMware
26 60 (16.04%) Docker

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 72 (19.25%) Tomcat
2 61 (16.31%) IIS
3 40 (10.70%) Apache
4 34 (9.09%) nginx
4 34 (9.09%) Node.js
5 31 (8.29%) WebSphere
6 28 (7.49%) Jetty
7 24 (6.42%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (4.81%) JBoss
9 17 (4.55%) Apache Solr
9 17 (4.55%) WordPress
10 14 (3.74%) WebLogic
11 12 (3.21%) OpenStack
12 10 (2.67%) CMS
12 10 (2.67%) Mule
13 9 (2.41%) Confluence
13 9 (2.41%) Mule ESB
14 6 (1.60%) Apache Spark
14 6 (1.60%) Drupal
14 6 (1.60%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 360 (96.26%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (40.11%) Amazon S3
3 91 (24.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 58 (15.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 56 (14.97%) Amazon ELB
6 55 (14.71%) Route 53
7 54 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 50 (13.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 48 (12.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 48 (12.83%) Amazon SQS
10 47 (12.57%) Google App Engine
11 44 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
12 42 (11.23%) CloudFront
13 40 (10.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 32 (8.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 25 (6.68%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (5.88%) Amazon Kinesis
17 12 (3.21%) GitHub
17 12 (3.21%) PaaS
18 11 (2.94%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.97%) HTTP
2 48 (12.83%) DNS
3 47 (12.57%) TCP/IP
4 41 (10.96%) SSL
5 31 (8.29%) DHCP
6 24 (6.42%) FTP
6 24 (6.42%) IPsec
7 16 (4.28%) Firewall
8 15 (4.01%) Intranet
9 9 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (2.14%) HTTPS
10 8 (2.14%) Internet
11 6 (1.60%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (1.34%) LAN
12 5 (1.34%) SAN
12 5 (1.34%) SMTP
12 5 (1.34%) WAN
13 4 (1.07%) LDAP
13 4 (1.07%) VLAN
13 4 (1.07%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (31.28%) Amazon RDS
2 61 (16.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 57 (15.24%) NoSQL
4 47 (12.57%) MongoDB
5 45 (12.03%) MySQL
6 38 (10.16%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (8.02%) Relational Database
8 27 (7.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 25 (6.68%) SQL Server
10 16 (4.28%) Hadoop
10 16 (4.28%) Redis
11 15 (4.01%) Amazon Redshift
12 14 (3.74%) Big Data
13 10 (2.67%) Oracle Database
14 8 (2.14%) Apache Hive
14 8 (2.14%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (1.60%) Neo4j
17 5 (1.34%) HBase
Development Applications
1 138 (36.90%) Jenkins
2 85 (22.73%) Git (software)
3 41 (10.96%) TeamCity
4 40 (10.70%) Travis CI
5 33 (8.82%) Vagrant
6 29 (7.75%) Maven
6 29 (7.75%) Subversion
7 28 (7.49%) JIRA
8 17 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (4.01%) JUnit
10 10 (2.67%) RSpec
10 10 (2.67%) Selenium
11 9 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (2.14%) Cucumber
12 8 (2.14%) Mockito
13 7 (1.87%) Gradle
13 7 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (1.60%) Ant
14 6 (1.60%) Hudson
15 5 (1.34%) GitLab
General
1 50 (13.37%) Finance
2 26 (6.95%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.01%) Marketing
4 11 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.94%) Publishing
5 10 (2.67%) Electronics
6 9 (2.41%) Retail
7 8 (2.14%) Banking
8 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (34.22%) Developer
2 109 (29.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 57 (15.24%) Java Developer
4 42 (11.23%) AWS Engineer
5 36 (9.63%) Cloud Engineer
6 31 (8.29%) Senior Developer
7 29 (7.75%) JavaScript Developer
8 22 (5.88%) Architect
9 21 (5.61%) HTML Developer
10 20 (5.35%) AWS Developer
11 18 (4.81%) Consultant
12 17 (4.55%) PHP Developer
12 17 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (4.01%) Administrator
13 15 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 15 (4.01%) Python Developer
13 15 (4.01%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (3.74%) Analyst
15 12 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (20.59%) Web Services
2 64 (17.11%) HTML
3 61 (16.31%) .NET
4 56 (14.97%) CSS
5 53 (14.17%) HTML5
6 48 (12.83%) J2EE
7 39 (10.43%) Spring
8 31 (8.29%) RESTful
9 26 (6.95%) LAMP
10 25 (6.68%) Servlets
11 23 (6.15%) REST
12 20 (5.35%) jQuery
13 18 (4.81%) Hibernate
13 18 (4.81%) XML
14 16 (4.28%) JSON
15 15 (4.01%) Middleware
16 14 (3.74%) CSS3
16 14 (3.74%) SOAP
17 13 (3.48%) AngularJS
17 13 (3.48%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (2.94%) User Experience
2 9 (2.41%) Augmented Reality
2 9 (2.41%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.41%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.41%) Digital Media
2 9 (2.41%) PKI
3 8 (2.14%) Visualisation
4 7 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.34%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.07%) MPEG
6 4 (1.07%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.80%) Fintech
7 3 (0.80%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.80%) Internet of Things
7 3 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.53%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 201 (53.74%) Linux
2 79 (21.12%) Windows
3 43 (11.50%) Unix
4 30 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (6.95%) CentOS
6 22 (5.88%) Windows Server
7 14 (3.74%) Debian
8 12 (3.21%) Apple iOS
9 11 (2.94%) Android
10 8 (2.14%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.07%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.80%) Fedora
14 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.53%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (50.27%) DevOps
2 160 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (30.21%) Continuous Integration
4 76 (20.32%) TDD
5 71 (18.98%) Configuration Management
6 47 (12.57%) Open Source
7 46 (12.30%) Continuous Delivery
8 32 (8.56%) MVC
9 26 (6.95%) BDD
9 26 (6.95%) Migration
9 26 (6.95%) Software Engineering
10 23 (6.15%) Kanban
11 22 (5.88%) SOA
12 19 (5.08%) OO
13 18 (4.81%) Analytics
13 18 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (4.81%) E-Commerce
14 17 (4.55%) Auto-Scaling
14 17 (4.55%) Web Application Development
14 17 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 210 (56.15%) Java
2 104 (27.81%) Python
3 99 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 75 (20.05%) Ruby
5 65 (17.38%) SQL
6 48 (12.83%) Bash Shell
7 43 (11.50%) PHP
8 38 (10.16%) Perl
9 22 (5.88%) C#
9 22 (5.88%) PowerShell
10 21 (5.61%) Scala
11 14 (3.74%) Go
12 13 (3.48%) Clojure
13 11 (2.94%) C++
14 10 (2.67%) C
15 9 (2.41%) R
16 7 (1.87%) Erlang
17 6 (1.60%) Groovy
18 5 (1.34%) Objective-C
18 5 (1.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (4.01%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.74%) Degree
3 9 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (1.87%) CCNA
4 7 (1.87%) ISEB
5 6 (1.60%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.34%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.80%) IISP
7 3 (0.80%) MCSA
7 3 (0.80%) MCSE
7 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.53%) CCNP
8 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.53%) PhD
9 1 (0.27%) CCIE
9 1 (0.27%) CCSE
9 1 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.81%) QA
2 11 (2.94%) SLA
3 8 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (16.04%) Docker
2 54 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.22%) Xen
4 13 (3.48%) vSphere
5 10 (2.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (2.41%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.14%) Active Directory
8 4 (1.07%) NFS
8 4 (1.07%) vCloud
9 3 (0.80%) Dovecot
9 3 (0.80%) SpamAssassin
10 2 (0.53%) etcd
10 2 (0.53%) flannel
10 2 (0.53%) Postfix
10 2 (0.53%) Squid
10 2 (0.53%) Varnish
10 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.53%) XenApp
10 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 112 (29.95%) Puppet
2 81 (21.66%) Opscode Chef
3 79 (21.12%) Ansible
4 16 (4.28%) Mesos
5 15 (4.01%) Nagios
5 15 (4.01%) Terraform
6 12 (3.21%) Kubernetes
7 10 (2.67%) Fluentd
7 10 (2.67%) Packer
8 8 (2.14%) Salt
9 7 (1.87%) logstash
9 7 (1.87%) Piwik
10 6 (1.60%) Cacti
10 6 (1.60%) Kibana
11 3 (0.80%) Graphite
11 3 (0.80%) Nessus
11 3 (0.80%) Oozie
11 3 (0.80%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.80%) SCOM
11 3 (0.80%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 67 (17.91%) Google
2 60 (16.04%) VMware
3 42 (11.23%) Microsoft
4 36 (9.63%) Oracle
5 30 (8.02%) Red Hat
6 15 (4.01%) Adobe
7 13 (3.48%) Citrix
8 12 (3.21%) New Relic
9 11 (2.94%) NetApp
9 11 (2.94%) Rackspace
10 10 (2.67%) Atlassian
10 10 (2.67%) SAP
11 9 (2.41%) SaltStack
12 8 (2.14%) RedDot
12 8 (2.14%) Tableau
13 7 (1.87%) Cisco
14 6 (1.60%) HP
14 6 (1.60%) webMethods
15 5 (1.34%) CA
15 5 (1.34%) EMC
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