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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 445 452 504
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +52
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 186 159 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.84% 6.65% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 101 59
Average daily rate £450 £450 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £428 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +42.50%
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
3844 2391 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.47% 4.63% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 1562 929
Average daily rate £450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 81 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +18.60%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +10 171 £459 +1.94% 63
London +30 114 £475 +5.55% 34
South East +1 26 £420 -1.17% 7
City of London +36 13 £438 -2.77% 4
Surrey +8 12 £475 +18.75% 2
East of England +9 10 £444 -19.31% 9
Oxfordshire - 10 £410 - 5
Staines +15 7 £450 +12.50% 2
South West +3 7 £380 -6.46% 3
Scotland -5 7 £400 +88.23% 1
Edinburgh -5 7 £400 - 1
North West -21 6 £400 +6.66% 2
Wiltshire - 6 - -
Oxford - 6 £410 - 2
Malmesbury - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire +12 4 £478 -4.50% 2
Wales -4 4 £378 -24.50%
Essex - 4 £450 -
Reigate - 4 £500 -
Cambridge - 4 £478 - 2
Cheshire -4 3 £400 +6.66%
Leeds -11 3 £550 -
West Yorkshire -12 3 £550 - 1
Hampshire -12 3 - -
Manchester -16 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -17 3 £550 - 3
Newport - 3 £380 -
South Wales - 3 £380 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £463 -
Portsmouth - 3 - -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 355 (96.73%) Amazon AWS
2 228 (62.13%) Java
3 196 (53.41%) DevOps
4 193 (52.59%) Linux
5 183 (49.86%) Jenkins
6 157 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (41.42%) Continuous Integration
8 151 (41.14%) Puppet
9 126 (34.33%) Opscode Chef
10 124 (33.79%) Tomcat
11 116 (31.61%) Configuration Management
12 114 (31.06%) Google
13 113 (30.79%) VMware
14 110 (29.97%) Python
15 107 (29.16%) Amazon S3
15 107 (29.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 101 (27.52%) Google Cloud Platform
17 98 (26.70%) .NET
18 97 (26.43%) IIS
19 96 (26.16%) DNS
20 95 (25.89%) TCP/IP
21 93 (25.34%) HTTP
21 93 (25.34%) Web Services
22 91 (24.80%) J2EE
22 91 (24.80%) Google App Engine
23 88 (23.98%) nginx
24 87 (23.71%) Apache
25 83 (22.62%) Microsoft
26 81 (22.07%) WebSphere
27 80 (21.80%) Cloud Computing

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 124 (33.79%) Tomcat
2 97 (26.43%) IIS
3 88 (23.98%) nginx
4 87 (23.71%) Apache
5 81 (22.07%) WebSphere
6 76 (20.71%) Jetty
7 36 (9.81%) Node.js
8 30 (8.17%) OpenStack
9 24 (6.54%) JBoss
10 12 (3.27%) CMS
11 11 (3.00%) Apache Solr
12 10 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (2.72%) WordPress
13 6 (1.63%) Drupal
14 5 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (1.36%) Magnolia
15 4 (1.09%) Confluence
15 4 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 355 (96.73%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (29.16%) Amazon S3
3 101 (27.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 91 (24.80%) Google App Engine
5 80 (21.80%) Cloud Computing
6 55 (14.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 55 (14.99%) Microsoft Azure
7 51 (13.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 30 (8.17%) Route 53
9 28 (7.63%) CloudFront
10 24 (6.54%) Amazon ELB
11 22 (5.99%) Amazon Glacier
12 20 (5.45%) Amazon SQS
13 18 (4.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 17 (4.63%) Amazon Kinesis
15 16 (4.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (3.27%) AWS Lambda
17 10 (2.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 8 (2.18%) Adobe Analytics
18 8 (2.18%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 96 (26.16%) DNS
2 95 (25.89%) TCP/IP
3 93 (25.34%) HTTP
4 78 (21.25%) DHCP
4 78 (21.25%) IPsec
5 75 (20.44%) FTP
6 73 (19.89%) SSL
7 19 (5.18%) Firewall
8 10 (2.72%) Intranet
9 6 (1.63%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (1.63%) SSH
10 5 (1.36%) LDAP
10 5 (1.36%) VPN
11 4 (1.09%) Internet
12 3 (0.82%) IMAP
12 3 (0.82%) NAS
12 3 (0.82%) OpenVPN
12 3 (0.82%) PPP
12 3 (0.82%) PPTP
12 3 (0.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (21.53%) Amazon RDS
2 43 (11.72%) MongoDB
3 35 (9.54%) NoSQL
4 28 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (7.36%) MySQL
6 23 (6.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 23 (6.27%) SQL Server
7 18 (4.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 16 (4.36%) Big Data
8 16 (4.36%) Relational Database
9 14 (3.81%) Redis
10 13 (3.54%) Amazon Redshift
11 11 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.09%) HBase
13 4 (1.09%) SimpleDB
14 3 (0.82%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.82%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 183 (49.86%) Jenkins
2 77 (20.98%) Git (software)
3 39 (10.63%) Vagrant
4 34 (9.26%) Subversion
5 27 (7.36%) Maven
6 25 (6.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (6.27%) JIRA
8 19 (5.18%) TeamCity
9 14 (3.81%) Cucumber
9 14 (3.81%) JUnit
10 12 (3.27%) Mockito
11 8 (2.18%) Ant
12 7 (1.91%) DbUnit
12 7 (1.91%) Hudson
12 7 (1.91%) jMock
12 7 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.91%) Selenium
12 7 (1.91%) SonarQube
13 6 (1.63%) Gerrit
13 6 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (7.08%) Finance
2 14 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.63%) Publishing
3 6 (1.63%) Retail
4 5 (1.36%) Banking
4 5 (1.36%) Marketing
5 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (27.79%) Developer
2 99 (26.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (8.45%) Java Developer
4 29 (7.90%) AWS Engineer
4 29 (7.90%) Consultant
5 25 (6.81%) DevOps Consultant
6 23 (6.27%) Systems Administrator
7 22 (5.99%) Administrator
7 22 (5.99%) JavaScript Developer
8 19 (5.18%) Senior Consultant
8 19 (5.18%) Senior DevOps Consultant
9 17 (4.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 17 (4.63%) PHP Developer
10 16 (4.36%) Architect
10 16 (4.36%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.09%) HTML Developer
12 13 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (3.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.27%) DevOps Specialist
13 12 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (26.70%) .NET
2 93 (25.34%) Web Services
3 91 (24.80%) J2EE
4 73 (19.89%) Servlets
5 43 (11.72%) HTML
6 40 (10.90%) CSS
7 34 (9.26%) RESTful
8 26 (7.08%) HTML5
9 25 (6.81%) REST
10 23 (6.27%) Spring
11 19 (5.18%) AngularJS
12 17 (4.63%) LAMP
13 16 (4.36%) jQuery
14 13 (3.54%) XML
15 10 (2.72%) CSS3
15 10 (2.72%) SOAP
15 10 (2.72%) Symfony
16 9 (2.45%) ASP.NET
16 9 (2.45%) JSON
17 8 (2.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.09%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.81%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.54%) Digital Media
4 12 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.27%) Augmented Reality
5 8 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.18%) User Experience
6 5 (1.36%) Animation
6 5 (1.36%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.36%) Replication
7 4 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.09%) MPEG
7 4 (1.09%) Telematics
8 3 (0.82%) Clustering
8 3 (0.82%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.82%) PKI
8 3 (0.82%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.82%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 193 (52.59%) Linux
2 54 (14.71%) Windows
3 23 (6.27%) Debian
4 21 (5.72%) Unix
5 17 (4.63%) CentOS
6 15 (4.09%) Apple iOS
6 15 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (3.81%) Android
8 10 (2.72%) Windows Server
9 8 (2.18%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (53.41%) DevOps
2 157 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (41.42%) Continuous Integration
4 116 (31.61%) Configuration Management
5 60 (16.35%) Open Source
6 52 (14.17%) TDD
7 44 (11.99%) Continuous Delivery
8 35 (9.54%) Unit Testing
9 33 (8.99%) Automated Testing
10 32 (8.72%) Web Operations
11 31 (8.45%) MVC
12 27 (7.36%) BDD
13 25 (6.81%) Analytics
14 22 (5.99%) OO
14 22 (5.99%) Scrum
15 20 (5.45%) E-Commerce
16 19 (5.18%) High Availability
17 18 (4.90%) Kanban
18 17 (4.63%) Data Analytics
18 17 (4.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 228 (62.13%) Java
2 110 (29.97%) Python
3 67 (18.26%) JavaScript
4 60 (16.35%) Ruby
5 59 (16.08%) Bash Shell
6 47 (12.81%) SQL
7 31 (8.45%) PHP
8 26 (7.08%) Perl
9 20 (5.45%) C++
10 17 (4.63%) C#
11 12 (3.27%) C
11 12 (3.27%) PowerShell
12 11 (3.00%) Go
12 11 (3.00%) R
13 10 (2.72%) Erlang
14 5 (1.36%) CoffeeScript
14 5 (1.36%) Scala
15 4 (1.09%) Clojure
15 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (4.36%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.91%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.63%) ISEB
5 4 (1.09%) Degree
6 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.82%) IISP
7 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.54%) RHCE
7 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.36%) SLA
2 13 (3.54%) QA
3 9 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (29.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (17.17%) Xen
3 55 (14.99%) Docker
4 12 (3.27%) vSphere
5 4 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.09%) vCloud
6 3 (0.82%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.82%) Firmware
6 3 (0.82%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (0.82%) NFS
6 3 (0.82%) Varnish
7 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.54%) XenApp
7 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.27%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 151 (41.14%) Puppet
2 126 (34.33%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (16.08%) Ansible
4 41 (11.17%) Nagios
5 16 (4.36%) Salt
6 9 (2.45%) Cacti
7 8 (2.18%) logstash
8 6 (1.63%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.63%) Packer
9 3 (0.82%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.82%) Graphite
9 3 (0.82%) Kibana
9 3 (0.82%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.54%) Riemann
10 2 (0.54%) SCCM
10 2 (0.54%) SCOM
11 1 (0.27%) Bacula
11 1 (0.27%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.27%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 114 (31.06%) Google
2 113 (30.79%) VMware
3 83 (22.62%) Microsoft
4 21 (5.72%) Red Hat
5 18 (4.90%) New Relic
6 12 (3.27%) Oracle
7 10 (2.72%) Adobe
7 10 (2.72%) Tableau
8 8 (2.18%) SaltStack
9 7 (1.91%) CA
10 6 (1.63%) NetApp
10 6 (1.63%) Splunk
11 5 (1.36%) Cisco
11 5 (1.36%) Citrix
11 5 (1.36%) EMC
11 5 (1.36%) Interwoven
11 5 (1.36%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.09%) Akamai
12 4 (1.09%) BMC
12 4 (1.09%) Dell
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £475 - 490 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Jenrick IT
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £460 per day 10 weeks contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 5 days ago