The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 432 431 477
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +46
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 159 141 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.87% 12.29% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 109 74
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+43.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1792 1147 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.28% 2.25% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 774 433
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 -3 154 £400 +33.33% 48
London +44 107 £413 +3.12% 27
South East -13 21 £350 +86.66% 7
City of London +33 18 £400 -5.88% 5
South West -16 12 £350 - 1
Bristol - 11 £350 - 1
Hampshire -7 10 £358 -15.88% 3
Southampton - 8 £358 - 3
North West 0 6 £425 - 5
East of England -18 6 £200 - 7
Berkshire - 6 £318 - 2
Surrey -20 5 £450 +157.14%
Staines - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £200 - 1
Cambridge -4 3 £200 - 1
Chester - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Slough - 3 £325 - 2
Suffolk - 3 £415 - 2
Scotland - 2 £418 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 £418 - 2
Ipswich - 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 195 (72.49%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (59.11%) Puppet
3 149 (55.39%) Linux
4 135 (50.19%) DevOps
5 113 (42.01%) Python
6 112 (41.64%) Amazon S3
7 105 (39.03%) Web Services
7 105 (39.03%) Ruby
8 91 (33.83%) Java
9 89 (33.09%) UNIX
9 89 (33.09%) Configuration Management
10 82 (30.48%) MySQL
11 78 (29.00%) Jenkins
12 77 (28.62%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (28.62%) Apache
13 76 (28.25%) Open Source
14 75 (27.88%) Opscode Chef
15 74 (27.51%) VMware
16 73 (27.14%) Red Hat
17 67 (24.91%) Tomcat
18 62 (23.05%) CentOS
19 60 (22.30%) Oracle
20 59 (21.93%) Scrum
21 58 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 57 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
23 56 (20.82%) WebSphere
23 56 (20.82%) Bash Shell
24 52 (19.33%) Amazon ELB
24 52 (19.33%) LAMP
25 50 (18.59%) JIRA

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 77 (28.62%) Apache
2 67 (24.91%) Tomcat
3 56 (20.82%) WebSphere
4 44 (16.36%) WebLogic
5 41 (15.24%) nginx
6 18 (6.69%) OpenStack
7 16 (5.95%) Node.js
8 15 (5.58%) Jetty
9 12 (4.46%) IIS
10 9 (3.35%) Drupal
10 9 (3.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (2.97%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.49%) Confluence
12 4 (1.49%) CMS
13 3 (1.12%) MQSeries
13 3 (1.12%) WordPress
13 3 (1.12%) Adobe CQ
14 2 (0.74%) Magnolia
14 2 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (8.18%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 195 (72.49%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (41.64%) Amazon S3
3 52 (19.33%) Amazon ELB
4 37 (13.75%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (12.64%) SaaS
5 34 (12.64%) Route 53
6 27 (10.04%) PaaS
7 17 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (5.95%) Google App Engine
9 11 (4.09%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (3.72%) ElastiCache
11 9 (3.35%) Heroku
12 7 (2.60%) CloudFront
13 6 (2.23%) Joyent
14 5 (1.86%) IaaS
15 3 (1.12%) Google Compute Engine
16 2 (0.74%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.50%) DNS
2 33 (12.27%) DHCP
3 29 (10.78%) Firewall
4 24 (8.92%) HTTP
5 16 (5.95%) TCP/IP
6 15 (5.58%) SSL
7 10 (3.72%) IPsec
7 10 (3.72%) FTP
8 9 (3.35%) Internet
9 6 (2.23%) Network Security
10 4 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.49%) VPN
10 4 (1.49%) LDAP
11 2 (0.74%) WAN
11 2 (0.74%) SMTP
11 2 (0.74%) LAN
12 1 (0.37%) NetScreen
12 1 (0.37%) SNMP
12 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.37%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (30.48%) MySQL
2 47 (17.47%) Amazon RDS
3 29 (10.78%) Oracle Exadata
4 27 (10.04%) NoSQL
5 25 (9.29%) MongoDB
6 24 (8.92%) SQL Server
7 23 (8.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 18 (6.69%) Big Data
8 18 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (2.23%) Redis
12 6 (2.23%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.49%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (1.12%) Apache Hive
15 2 (0.74%) SimpleDB
15 2 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 78 (29.00%) Jenkins
2 50 (18.59%) JIRA
3 45 (16.73%) Maven
4 36 (13.38%) Git (software)
5 35 (13.01%) Hudson
6 30 (11.15%) Subversion
7 21 (7.81%) Cucumber
8 18 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (5.58%) Ant
10 13 (4.83%) Mercurial
11 12 (4.46%) TeamCity
12 11 (4.09%) AnthillPro
12 11 (4.09%) Gerrit
13 10 (3.72%) JUnit
14 9 (3.35%) RSpec
15 8 (2.97%) Visual Studio
16 7 (2.60%) PHPUnit
17 6 (2.23%) Grunt
17 6 (2.23%) NUnit
17 6 (2.23%) Selenium
General
1 32 (11.90%) Finance
2 20 (7.43%) Financial Institution
3 9 (3.35%) Marketing
4 6 (2.23%) Electronics
4 6 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.86%) Billing
5 5 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.12%) Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Advertising
7 2 (0.74%) Publishing
7 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (27.88%) Developer
2 61 (22.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (9.29%) Java Developer
4 24 (8.92%) Linux Engineer
5 20 (7.43%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (5.58%) C# Developer
6 15 (5.58%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (5.20%) Consultant
8 12 (4.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (4.09%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.09%) Architect
10 10 (3.72%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.35%) Deployment Manager
11 9 (3.35%) Development Engineer
12 8 (2.97%) DevOps Consultant
12 8 (2.97%) Senior Consultant
12 8 (2.97%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (2.60%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (39.03%) Web Services
2 52 (19.33%) LAMP
3 38 (14.13%) .NET
4 30 (11.15%) CSS
5 29 (10.78%) WebSphere MQ
6 24 (8.92%) HTML
7 22 (8.18%) Servlets
8 21 (7.81%) J2EE
9 20 (7.43%) Spring
10 15 (5.58%) jQuery
11 14 (5.20%) Middleware
11 14 (5.20%) ASP.NET
11 14 (5.20%) Ruby on Rails
11 14 (5.20%) WCF
12 13 (4.83%) RESTful
13 11 (4.09%) JSON
13 11 (4.09%) Spring MVC
13 11 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (4.09%) REST
14 10 (3.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 76 (28.25%) Open Source
2 30 (11.15%) Clustering
3 20 (7.43%) Hedge funds
4 7 (2.60%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (2.23%) Taxonomies
5 6 (2.23%) Blog
6 5 (1.86%) DTV
6 5 (1.86%) Xbox
7 3 (1.12%) Linked Data
7 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.74%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.74%) Economics
8 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.37%) MPEG
9 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.37%) Statistics
9 1 (0.37%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.37%) Replication
9 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 149 (55.39%) Linux
2 89 (33.09%) UNIX
3 62 (23.05%) CentOS
4 30 (11.15%) SELinux
5 26 (9.67%) Windows
6 12 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.97%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.23%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (2.23%) Fedora
11 5 (1.86%) Android
11 5 (1.86%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.49%) Debian
13 3 (1.12%) Solaris
14 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.37%) AIX
15 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.37%) SUSE
15 1 (0.37%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (50.19%) DevOps
2 89 (33.09%) Configuration Management
3 77 (28.62%) Continuous Integration
4 59 (21.93%) Scrum
5 57 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (16.36%) TDD
6 44 (16.36%) SOA
7 33 (12.27%) Software Engineering
8 31 (11.52%) MVC
9 30 (11.15%) Kanban
10 29 (10.78%) BDD
11 22 (8.18%) Load Balancing
12 19 (7.06%) Unit Testing
13 18 (6.69%) Automated Testing
14 16 (5.95%) Pair Programming
15 13 (4.83%) Web Development
16 12 (4.46%) E-Commerce
17 11 (4.09%) Release Management
17 11 (4.09%) ETL
18 9 (3.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 113 (42.01%) Python
2 105 (39.03%) Ruby
3 91 (33.83%) Java
4 56 (20.82%) Bash Shell
5 44 (16.36%) PHP
6 31 (11.52%) SQL
6 31 (11.52%) JavaScript
7 27 (10.04%) Perl
8 22 (8.18%) C#
9 13 (4.83%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.09%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.72%) Scala
12 9 (3.35%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.60%) Groovy
14 6 (2.23%) PHP5
15 4 (1.49%) C++
16 3 (1.12%) Clojure
17 2 (0.74%) C
18 1 (0.37%) Lisp
18 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (1.49%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.12%) Degree
2 3 (1.12%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.37%) ISEB
3 1 (0.37%) PhD
3 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.92%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (11.15%) Oracle RAC
3 29 (10.78%) vCloud
4 11 (4.09%) Xen
5 8 (2.97%) Varnish
6 7 (2.60%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.86%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.12%) KVM
9 2 (0.74%) Docker
10 1 (0.37%) Squid
10 1 (0.37%) Snort
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.37%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.37%) qmail
10 1 (0.37%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 159 (59.11%) Puppet
2 75 (27.88%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (17.47%) Vagrant
4 38 (14.13%) Nagios
5 17 (6.32%) Cacti
6 12 (4.46%) Ansible
7 8 (2.97%) Salt
8 5 (1.86%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.12%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.74%) OpenSSO
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.37%) Nessus
11 1 (0.37%) StatsD
11 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.37%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.37%) Munin
11 1 (0.37%) YUM
Vendors
1 74 (27.51%) VMware
2 73 (27.14%) Red Hat
3 60 (22.30%) Oracle
4 33 (12.27%) IBM
5 26 (9.67%) RightScale
5 26 (9.67%) Remedy
6 20 (7.43%) Google
7 19 (7.06%) New Relic
8 16 (5.95%) Percona
9 15 (5.58%) Microsoft
10 14 (5.20%) Rackspace
11 13 (4.83%) Sun
12 8 (2.97%) EMC
13 5 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.86%) SAP
13 5 (1.86%) Twitter
14 4 (1.49%) JBoss
14 4 (1.49%) Adobe
15 3 (1.12%) Atlassian
15 3 (1.12%) Tripwire
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