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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 444 494 465
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -29
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 149 105 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.83% 6.10% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 58 75
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £334 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-18.06% +19.23%
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
2557 1721 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.57% 3.05% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1637 1061 607
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 32 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.42 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.70 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +33 140 £421 +5.31% 52
London +19 70 £488 +21.87% 32
North West -18 27 £375 -6.25% 6
Yorkshire - 26 £291 - 3
West Yorkshire - 25 £288 - 3
Leeds - 25 £288 - 2
Cheshire -16 16 £400 +1.58% 3
City of London +21 12 £438 +34.61% 8
South East -20 11 £425 +9.67% 5
Chester -6 8 £425 +17.24% 1
North East - 6 £288 -
Scotland +4 5 £450 +6.19% 4
Edinburgh -2 5 £450 +6.19% 3
Hampshire -8 5 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £275 -
Southampton - 5 - - 1
South West +5 4 £350 -17.64%
Berkshire - 4 £588 -
Bristol -1 3 £375 -11.76%
Wales -2 2 £500 +42.85% 1
West Midlands -14 2 £310 - 1
East of England - 2 - - 4
Oxfordshire - 2 £325 -
Slough - 2 £750 -
Manchester -7 1 - - 3
Gloucestershire -10 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 306 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (52.94%) Puppet
3 137 (44.77%) Java
4 130 (42.48%) Linux
5 128 (41.83%) DevOps
6 123 (40.20%) Amazon S3
7 119 (38.89%) Ruby
8 118 (38.56%) Configuration Management
9 117 (38.24%) Python
10 106 (34.64%) Web Services
11 105 (34.31%) Jenkins
12 102 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
13 100 (32.68%) Opscode Chef
14 87 (28.43%) Apache
15 70 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
16 69 (22.55%) VMware
17 67 (21.90%) MySQL
17 67 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
18 65 (21.24%) Tomcat
19 63 (20.59%) Windows
20 62 (20.26%) nginx
21 55 (17.97%) TDD
22 52 (16.99%) UNIX
23 51 (16.67%) JavaScript
23 51 (16.67%) Vagrant
24 49 (16.01%) Amazon RDS
24 49 (16.01%) Bash Shell
25 48 (15.69%) Open Source
26 46 (15.03%) CentOS
27 45 (14.71%) Red Hat

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 87 (28.43%) Apache
2 65 (21.24%) Tomcat
3 62 (20.26%) nginx
4 42 (13.73%) IIS
5 41 (13.40%) OpenStack
6 31 (10.13%) Node.js
7 30 (9.80%) WebSphere
8 26 (8.50%) Jetty
9 21 (6.86%) Apache Spark
10 12 (3.92%) Apache Solr
11 9 (2.94%) JBoss
12 7 (2.29%) Drupal
13 6 (1.96%) MS Exchange
13 6 (1.96%) WebLogic
14 5 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (1.31%) Confluence
15 4 (1.31%) SAS
16 3 (0.98%) Apache Pig
17 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.31%) MS Office
3 3 (0.98%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 306 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (40.20%) Amazon S3
3 41 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (12.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 38 (12.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 35 (11.44%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (11.44%) Amazon ELB
6 32 (10.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 28 (9.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 27 (8.82%) Route 53
9 26 (8.50%) Google App Engine
10 22 (7.19%) Amazon EMR
11 20 (6.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 20 (6.54%) Heroku
12 11 (3.59%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (2.94%) CloudFront
14 8 (2.61%) SaaS
14 8 (2.61%) PaaS
15 7 (2.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 5 (1.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.44%) DNS
2 32 (10.46%) HTTP
3 30 (9.80%) TCP/IP
4 28 (9.15%) DHCP
5 26 (8.50%) Firewall
6 24 (7.84%) SSL
7 21 (6.86%) IPsec
7 21 (6.86%) FTP
8 19 (6.21%) Internet
9 10 (3.27%) VPN
10 8 (2.61%) Network Security
11 5 (1.63%) DSL
12 4 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.98%) OpenLDAP
14 2 (0.65%) MRTG
14 2 (0.65%) LDAP
14 2 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
14 2 (0.65%) SSH
14 2 (0.65%) HTTPS
15 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (21.90%) MySQL
2 49 (16.01%) Amazon RDS
3 29 (9.48%) NoSQL
4 28 (9.15%) MongoDB
5 27 (8.82%) Hadoop
6 26 (8.50%) Big Data
7 22 (7.19%) SQL Server
8 19 (6.21%) Redis
9 8 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.61%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.96%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.96%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.96%) Oracle Exadata
10 6 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.96%) Hazelcast
11 5 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.98%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 105 (34.31%) Jenkins
2 41 (13.40%) Git (software)
3 36 (11.76%) Maven
4 25 (8.17%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.86%) RSpec
6 19 (6.21%) Hudson
7 18 (5.88%) JUnit
8 17 (5.56%) Mockito
9 15 (4.90%) Selenium
9 15 (4.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (4.25%) JIRA
11 9 (2.94%) Subversion
12 8 (2.61%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.63%) SonarQube
14 3 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.98%) Mercurial
14 3 (0.98%) DbUnit
14 3 (0.98%) jMock
15 2 (0.65%) PHPUnit
15 2 (0.65%) Gradle
General
1 31 (10.13%) Finance
2 23 (7.52%) Marketing
3 15 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.61%) Electronics
5 5 (1.63%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.63%) Games
6 4 (1.31%) Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) German Language
7 2 (0.65%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.65%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.65%) Turkish Language
7 2 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (33.99%) Developer
2 59 (19.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (14.05%) Java Developer
4 32 (10.46%) Consultant
5 24 (7.84%) DevOps Consultant
6 22 (7.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 22 (7.19%) Senior Consultant
6 22 (7.19%) Architect
7 16 (5.23%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 13 (4.25%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.59%) Linux Engineer
9 11 (3.59%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (2.94%) Software Engineer
11 9 (2.94%) Administrator
11 9 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (2.61%) Lead Developer
13 7 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.29%) Cloud Architect
13 7 (2.29%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (34.64%) Web Services
2 42 (13.73%) RESTful
3 41 (13.40%) Spring
4 39 (12.75%) CSS
5 36 (11.76%) .NET
6 30 (9.80%) HTML
7 28 (9.15%) J2EE
8 25 (8.17%) JSON
8 25 (8.17%) REST
9 24 (7.84%) Servlets
10 21 (6.86%) LAMP
11 20 (6.54%) Hibernate
11 20 (6.54%) Ruby on Rails
11 20 (6.54%) jQuery
12 17 (5.56%) Ajax
12 17 (5.56%) XML
13 16 (5.23%) JPA
13 16 (5.23%) HTML5
13 16 (5.23%) AngularJS
14 15 (4.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.69%) Open Source
2 27 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.86%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.58%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.25%) Statistics
6 10 (3.27%) Clustering
7 8 (2.61%) DTV
7 8 (2.61%) Digital Media
8 7 (2.29%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.96%) User Experience
9 6 (1.96%) Social Media
9 6 (1.96%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.63%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.63%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.63%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.63%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.63%) PKI
10 5 (1.63%) Blog
11 3 (0.98%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 130 (42.48%) Linux
2 63 (20.59%) Windows
3 52 (16.99%) UNIX
4 46 (15.03%) CentOS
5 13 (4.25%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.61%) Android
7 8 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.96%) Fedora
10 3 (0.98%) Debian
11 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.33%) SUSE
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (41.83%) DevOps
2 118 (38.56%) Configuration Management
3 102 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (17.97%) TDD
6 38 (12.42%) BDD
7 37 (12.09%) Scrum
8 32 (10.46%) Kanban
8 32 (10.46%) Continuous Delivery
9 30 (9.80%) MVC
10 25 (8.17%) E-Commerce
10 25 (8.17%) Load Balancing
11 24 (7.84%) Auto-Scaling
12 23 (7.52%) SOA
13 22 (7.19%) Software Engineering
14 20 (6.54%) Unit Testing
14 20 (6.54%) MapReduce
15 17 (5.56%) Automated Testing
16 14 (4.58%) Migration
17 13 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 137 (44.77%) Java
2 119 (38.89%) Ruby
3 117 (38.24%) Python
4 51 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 49 (16.01%) Bash Shell
6 40 (13.07%) PHP
7 38 (12.42%) SQL
8 16 (5.23%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.90%) Perl
10 13 (4.25%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.27%) Scala
12 9 (2.94%) C#
13 8 (2.61%) PHP5
14 7 (2.29%) Golang
15 6 (1.96%) R
16 4 (1.31%) C++
17 3 (0.98%) Groovy
18 2 (0.65%) Clojure
19 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
19 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (8.17%) Degree
2 7 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.31%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.31%) RHCE
5 2 (0.65%) PhD
5 2 (0.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.33%) PMP
6 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.25%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (8.17%) Xen
3 19 (6.21%) Docker
4 12 (3.92%) VirtualBox
5 11 (3.59%) Active Directory
6 8 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (1.96%) Postfix
7 6 (1.96%) Sendmail
8 5 (1.63%) vSphere
8 5 (1.63%) OCFS2
8 5 (1.63%) GlusterFS
8 5 (1.63%) GFS2
9 3 (0.98%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.98%) Varnish
10 1 (0.33%) Firmware
10 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.33%) KVM
10 1 (0.33%) vCloud
10 1 (0.33%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 162 (52.94%) Puppet
2 100 (32.68%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (16.67%) Vagrant
4 41 (13.40%) Nagios
5 35 (11.44%) Ansible
6 32 (10.46%) Salt
7 17 (5.56%) Cacti
8 7 (2.29%) SELinux
8 7 (2.29%) Capistrano
9 6 (1.96%) logstash
9 6 (1.96%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.98%) Hyperic
10 3 (0.98%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.98%) Mesos
11 2 (0.65%) Graphite
11 2 (0.65%) Opsview
12 1 (0.33%) OpenView
12 1 (0.33%) Ganglia
12 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 69 (22.55%) VMware
2 45 (14.71%) Red Hat
3 38 (12.42%) Oracle
4 36 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 29 (9.48%) Google
6 27 (8.82%) New Relic
7 22 (7.19%) Rackspace
8 15 (4.90%) Percona
9 10 (3.27%) SAP
10 7 (2.29%) Cisco
10 7 (2.29%) Akamai
11 6 (1.96%) Netezza
11 6 (1.96%) IBM
11 6 (1.96%) Remedy
11 6 (1.96%) Vertica
12 5 (1.63%) Citrix
12 5 (1.63%) Teradata
13 4 (1.31%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.31%) RightScale
13 4 (1.31%) Tableau
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: £550 - £590 per day + Exciting Opportunity
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £575 - £590 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day then £70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago