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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 452 410 509
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +99
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 160 178 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.34% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.05% 14.26% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 130 50
Average daily rate
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£414 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.33% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £281 £275
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
1988 1248 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.45% 2.37% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 836 424
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £125 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.85 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 -34 156 £425 +13.33% 39
London +6 94 £450 +12.50% 27
South East +2 22 £306 -25.75% 4
North West -2 15 £500 +29.03% 2
Hampshire -1 14 £319 -34.61% 1
City of London +25 12 £400 -5.88% 5
Yorkshire -17 11 £350 +44.32% 2
Southampton - 10 £319 - 1
South West -38 8 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire -16 7 £375 +54.63% 2
Bristol - 7 £375 - 1
Leeds -23 5 £375 +54.63% 2
Berkshire - 5 £288 - 1
East of England - 5 £450 - 3
Cheshire +3 4 £400 - 2
Slough - 4 £288 -
Middlesex +5 2 £313 -
Wales - 2 £300 -
South Wales - 2 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £200 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £200 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £300 -
Surrey -15 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Staines - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
York - - - -
Altrincham - - - -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 235 (72.31%) Amazon AWS
2 179 (55.08%) Puppet
2 179 (55.08%) Linux
3 160 (49.23%) DevOps
4 149 (45.85%) Web Services
5 141 (43.38%) Amazon S3
6 135 (41.54%) Python
7 122 (37.54%) Ruby
8 111 (34.15%) Java
9 104 (32.00%) Configuration Management
10 99 (30.46%) UNIX
11 98 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
12 96 (29.54%) MySQL
12 96 (29.54%) Opscode Chef
13 94 (28.92%) VMware
14 88 (27.08%) Open Source
15 86 (26.46%) Apache
16 85 (26.15%) Red Hat
17 83 (25.54%) Jenkins
18 82 (25.23%) Tomcat
19 80 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
20 78 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 72 (22.15%) Oracle
22 69 (21.23%) CentOS
23 65 (20.00%) LAMP
24 64 (19.69%) Scrum
25 62 (19.08%) WebSphere
26 59 (18.15%) TDD
27 56 (17.23%) nginx
28 55 (16.92%) Bash Shell

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 86 (26.46%) Apache
2 82 (25.23%) Tomcat
3 62 (19.08%) WebSphere
4 56 (17.23%) nginx
5 45 (13.85%) WebLogic
6 20 (6.15%) Node.js
7 19 (5.85%) Jetty
7 19 (5.85%) OpenStack
8 18 (5.54%) IIS
9 9 (2.77%) CMS
10 8 (2.46%) Apache Solr
11 6 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (1.54%) Drupal
13 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.92%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.92%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.62%) Confluence
14 2 (0.62%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (6.77%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 235 (72.31%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (43.38%) Amazon S3
3 54 (16.62%) Amazon ELB
4 46 (14.15%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (10.46%) SaaS
6 30 (9.23%) Route 53
7 27 (8.31%) Google App Engine
8 26 (8.00%) PaaS
9 25 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (5.23%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (3.38%) Heroku
12 10 (3.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 10 (3.08%) ElastiCache
12 10 (3.08%) CloudFront
13 5 (1.54%) IaaS
14 4 (1.23%) Joyent
15 3 (0.92%) Google Compute Engine
16 2 (0.62%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
16 2 (0.62%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 46 (14.15%) DNS
2 37 (11.38%) DHCP
3 31 (9.54%) HTTP
4 28 (8.62%) TCP/IP
5 25 (7.69%) SSL
6 21 (6.46%) IPsec
6 21 (6.46%) Firewall
7 19 (5.85%) FTP
8 11 (3.38%) Internet
9 4 (1.23%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (1.23%) LDAP
10 3 (0.92%) VPN
11 2 (0.62%) VLAN
11 2 (0.62%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.62%) DAB
11 2 (0.62%) LAN
11 2 (0.62%) WAN
11 2 (0.62%) Network Security
11 2 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (29.54%) MySQL
2 55 (16.92%) Amazon RDS
3 35 (10.77%) Oracle Exadata
4 28 (8.62%) MongoDB
4 28 (8.62%) NoSQL
5 24 (7.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 23 (7.08%) SQL Server
7 16 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (4.62%) Big Data
9 12 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.15%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.15%) Redis
11 7 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.15%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.85%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.23%) SimpleDB
14 3 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.92%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 83 (25.54%) Jenkins
2 47 (14.46%) Maven
2 47 (14.46%) JIRA
3 37 (11.38%) Git (software)
4 29 (8.92%) Subversion
5 28 (8.62%) Hudson
6 23 (7.08%) Cucumber
7 18 (5.54%) Ant
7 18 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (4.62%) RSpec
9 13 (4.00%) NUnit
10 12 (3.69%) Selenium
11 11 (3.38%) JUnit
12 10 (3.08%) Mercurial
12 10 (3.08%) TeamCity
12 10 (3.08%) Mockito
13 8 (2.46%) Visual Studio
13 8 (2.46%) AnthillPro
13 8 (2.46%) Gerrit
14 7 (2.15%) Eclipse
General
1 35 (10.77%) Finance
2 20 (6.15%) Financial Institution
3 13 (4.00%) Marketing
4 10 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.15%) Electronics
5 7 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.85%) Billing
7 5 (1.54%) Advertising
8 3 (0.92%) Publishing
8 3 (0.92%) Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Retail
9 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Games
9 2 (0.62%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Front Office
10 1 (0.31%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 93 (28.62%) Developer
2 65 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (9.85%) Java Developer
4 27 (8.31%) Linux Engineer
5 21 (6.46%) Systems Engineer
6 20 (6.15%) Consultant
7 16 (4.92%) Software Engineer
8 15 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (4.00%) DevOps Consultant
10 12 (3.69%) C# Developer
10 12 (3.69%) Senior Consultant
10 12 (3.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.69%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.38%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.77%) Development Engineer
12 9 (2.77%) Architect
12 9 (2.77%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (2.77%) Senior Developer
12 9 (2.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (2.46%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (45.85%) Web Services
2 65 (20.00%) LAMP
3 48 (14.77%) .NET
4 43 (13.23%) CSS
5 35 (10.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 32 (9.85%) HTML
7 31 (9.54%) J2EE
8 28 (8.62%) Servlets
9 27 (8.31%) Spring
10 20 (6.15%) Middleware
11 19 (5.85%) Ajax
12 17 (5.23%) RESTful
12 17 (5.23%) JSON
13 16 (4.92%) Spring MVC
13 16 (4.92%) WCF
13 16 (4.92%) jQuery
14 13 (4.00%) ASP.NET
14 13 (4.00%) LINQ
15 12 (3.69%) Hibernate
15 12 (3.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 88 (27.08%) Open Source
2 45 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (11.08%) Clustering
4 20 (6.15%) Hedge funds
5 11 (3.38%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.85%) DTV
8 5 (1.54%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.23%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.92%) Linked Data
10 3 (0.92%) Blog
11 2 (0.62%) Economics
11 2 (0.62%) Replication
11 2 (0.62%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.62%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.62%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.62%) iPhone
11 2 (0.62%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 179 (55.08%) Linux
2 99 (30.46%) UNIX
3 69 (21.23%) CentOS
4 39 (12.00%) Windows
5 36 (11.08%) SELinux
6 13 (4.00%) Android
7 12 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.69%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.15%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.15%) Fedora
10 6 (1.85%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.62%) Debian
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.62%) VMS
12 1 (0.31%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.31%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (49.23%) DevOps
2 104 (32.00%) Configuration Management
3 98 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (19.69%) Scrum
6 59 (18.15%) TDD
7 52 (16.00%) SOA
8 41 (12.62%) Software Engineering
9 39 (12.00%) MVC
10 34 (10.46%) Load Balancing
11 33 (10.15%) BDD
12 28 (8.62%) Kanban
13 26 (8.00%) Unit Testing
14 24 (7.38%) E-Commerce
15 21 (6.46%) Automated Testing
16 15 (4.62%) OO
17 14 (4.31%) High Availability
18 13 (4.00%) Web Development
19 12 (3.69%) Pair Programming
20 11 (3.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (41.54%) Python
2 122 (37.54%) Ruby
3 111 (34.15%) Java
4 55 (16.92%) Bash Shell
5 52 (16.00%) PHP
6 41 (12.62%) JavaScript
7 38 (11.69%) SQL
8 28 (8.62%) Perl
9 23 (7.08%) C#
10 13 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.08%) PL/SQL
11 10 (3.08%) Scala
12 7 (2.15%) Groovy
12 7 (2.15%) PHP5
13 6 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.85%) C++
14 3 (0.92%) Clojure
14 3 (0.92%) C
15 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (2.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.54%) BC Cleared
2 5 (1.54%) Degree
3 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) PhD
4 1 (0.31%) RHCE
4 1 (0.31%) ISEB
4 1 (0.31%) RHCT
4 1 (0.31%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.15%) QA
System Software
1 78 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (11.08%) vCloud
3 35 (10.77%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (5.54%) Xen
5 12 (3.69%) VMware ESX
5 12 (3.69%) VirtualBox
6 7 (2.15%) Varnish
7 6 (1.85%) Docker
8 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 179 (55.08%) Puppet
2 96 (29.54%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (15.69%) Vagrant
4 50 (15.38%) Nagios
5 25 (7.69%) Cacti
6 15 (4.62%) Ansible
7 13 (4.00%) Salt
8 4 (1.23%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.62%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.62%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.62%) StatsD
10 1 (0.31%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.31%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 94 (28.92%) VMware
2 85 (26.15%) Red Hat
3 72 (22.15%) Oracle
4 38 (11.69%) IBM
5 34 (10.46%) Google
6 28 (8.62%) Microsoft
7 26 (8.00%) Remedy
8 25 (7.69%) Percona
9 24 (7.38%) New Relic
10 18 (5.54%) RightScale
11 14 (4.31%) Rackspace
12 13 (4.00%) Sun
13 10 (3.08%) EMC
14 7 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (1.85%) SAP
16 4 (1.23%) Tripwire
16 4 (1.23%) JBoss
17 2 (0.62%) Atlassian
17 2 (0.62%) Blue Coat
17 2 (0.62%) Cisco
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