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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 461 452 418
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -34
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 171 166 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.06% 7.12% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 80 134
Average daily rate
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£443 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.62% +31.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £300 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £350 £243
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +44.32%
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
3382 2332 1500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.69% 4.19% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2235 1458 1049
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £269 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 29
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £37.50 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -27 162 £450 +11.80% 55
London -29 69 £425 -5.55% 25
North West -8 30 £475 +18.75% 6
Yorkshire -18 19 £500 +45.98% 1
Cheshire +6 17 £488 +21.87% 2
East of England +14 15 £438 +50.86% 5
North East - 15 £500 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 15 £500 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £500 - 2
City of London -1 14 £435 +8.75% 5
Cambridgeshire -2 11 £475 +137.50% 1
South Yorkshire - 10 £390 -
Macclesfield - 10 £475 - 1
Manchester - 9 £475 - 4
Cambridge -1 8 £450 +125.00%
Leeds -22 8 £516 - 1
West Yorkshire -25 8 £516 - 1
Sheffield - 8 £390 -
South East -48 7 £363 +7.40% 8
Surrey 0 5 £325 - 8
Chester -2 5 - - 1
Scotland - 5 £394 - 2
South West -11 4 £375 - 2
Suffolk +4 3 £425 +2.40% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £450 - 2
Ipswich - 3 £425 - 1
Alderley Edge - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £341 -
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 284 (92.51%) Amazon AWS
2 169 (55.05%) DevOps
3 163 (53.09%) Puppet
4 153 (49.84%) Linux
5 137 (44.63%) Jenkins
6 133 (43.32%) Java
7 131 (42.67%) Configuration Management
8 130 (42.35%) Opscode Chef
9 116 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
10 102 (33.22%) Amazon S3
11 100 (32.57%) Continuous Integration
11 100 (32.57%) Apache
12 99 (32.25%) Tomcat
13 90 (29.32%) VMware
14 89 (28.99%) Google
14 89 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
15 85 (27.69%) Google Cloud Platform
16 82 (26.71%) DNS
17 77 (25.08%) Web Services
17 77 (25.08%) IIS
18 76 (24.76%) J2EE
19 75 (24.43%) nginx
20 73 (23.78%) .NET
21 72 (23.45%) HTTP
22 71 (23.13%) Ruby
23 68 (22.15%) Google App Engine
24 67 (21.82%) Microsoft
24 67 (21.82%) Python
25 66 (21.50%) TCP/IP
25 66 (21.50%) WebSphere

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 100 (32.57%) Apache
2 99 (32.25%) Tomcat
3 77 (25.08%) IIS
4 75 (24.43%) nginx
5 66 (21.50%) WebSphere
6 63 (20.52%) Jetty
7 31 (10.10%) OpenStack
8 15 (4.89%) Node.js
9 10 (3.26%) JBoss
10 9 (2.93%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.63%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.63%) Drupal
12 4 (1.30%) CMS
12 4 (1.30%) Confluence
12 4 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.98%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.98%) SAS
13 3 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.98%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.98%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.98%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) AWD
2 1 (0.33%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 284 (92.51%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (33.22%) Amazon S3
3 85 (27.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 68 (22.15%) Google App Engine
5 63 (20.52%) Cloud Computing
6 48 (15.64%) Amazon ELB
7 47 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
8 45 (14.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 41 (13.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 29 (9.45%) Route 53
11 28 (9.12%) Amazon SQS
12 23 (7.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 22 (7.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 15 (4.89%) Amazon EMR
15 13 (4.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 10 (3.26%) AWS CloudTrail
17 7 (2.28%) SaaS
17 7 (2.28%) Heroku
18 6 (1.95%) PaaS
19 5 (1.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (26.71%) DNS
2 72 (23.45%) HTTP
3 66 (21.50%) TCP/IP
4 61 (19.87%) DHCP
5 59 (19.22%) IPsec
6 56 (18.24%) FTP
7 47 (15.31%) SSL
8 23 (7.49%) Firewall
9 11 (3.58%) Internet
10 6 (1.95%) SMTP
10 6 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.63%) VPN
12 3 (0.98%) SNMP
12 3 (0.98%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.98%) Network Security
12 3 (0.98%) IMAP
12 3 (0.98%) OpenVPN
12 3 (0.98%) Skype
13 2 (0.65%) MQTT
13 2 (0.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (18.24%) Amazon RDS
2 53 (17.26%) MySQL
3 25 (8.14%) MongoDB
4 21 (6.84%) Big Data
5 20 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (5.86%) NoSQL
7 16 (5.21%) Hadoop
8 14 (4.56%) Relational Database
9 12 (3.91%) RDBMS
10 10 (3.26%) Apache Hive
11 9 (2.93%) SQL Server
11 9 (2.93%) Couchbase
11 9 (2.93%) Redis
12 8 (2.61%) DB2
13 6 (1.95%) SimpleDB
14 5 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.98%) Mahout
15 3 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
15 3 (0.98%) HBase
15 3 (0.98%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 137 (44.63%) Jenkins
2 53 (17.26%) Git (software)
3 27 (8.79%) Maven
4 26 (8.47%) Hudson
5 16 (5.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (4.89%) JIRA
7 11 (3.58%) Selenium
7 11 (3.58%) SonarQube
8 10 (3.26%) TeamCity
8 10 (3.26%) Subversion
8 10 (3.26%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.93%) Mockito
9 9 (2.93%) JUnit
10 8 (2.61%) jMock
10 8 (2.61%) DbUnit
11 7 (2.28%) RSpec
12 6 (1.95%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.98%) YourKit
14 3 (0.98%) JConsole
General
1 23 (7.49%) Finance
2 13 (4.23%) Marketing
3 9 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.30%) Legal
5 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.98%) Electronics
7 2 (0.65%) Publishing
7 2 (0.65%) Retail
8 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.33%) Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 92 (29.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 71 (23.13%) Developer
3 32 (10.42%) Consultant
4 30 (9.77%) DevOps Consultant
5 26 (8.47%) Java Developer
6 19 (6.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 18 (5.86%) Senior Consultant
7 18 (5.86%) Architect
8 15 (4.89%) AWS Engineer
8 15 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (3.91%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 11 (3.58%) Senior Developer
10 11 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (2.93%) Analyst
11 9 (2.93%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (2.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.61%) Software Engineer
13 7 (2.28%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (2.28%) Administrator
13 7 (2.28%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (25.08%) Web Services
2 76 (24.76%) J2EE
3 73 (23.78%) .NET
4 57 (18.57%) Servlets
5 35 (11.40%) HTML
6 29 (9.45%) CSS
7 27 (8.79%) REST
8 24 (7.82%) RESTful
8 24 (7.82%) Spring
9 23 (7.49%) LAMP
10 16 (5.21%) Ruby on Rails
11 15 (4.89%) JSON
12 12 (3.91%) jQuery
12 12 (3.91%) HTML5
13 11 (3.58%) XML
14 9 (2.93%) JSP
14 9 (2.93%) SOAP
14 9 (2.93%) Spring MVC
14 9 (2.93%) AngularJS
15 8 (2.61%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.91%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.28%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.95%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.95%) Clustering
6 5 (1.63%) MPEG
6 5 (1.63%) PKI
6 5 (1.63%) Statistics
7 4 (1.30%) User Experience
8 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.98%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.98%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.98%) DTV
8 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.33%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 153 (49.84%) Linux
2 62 (20.20%) Windows
3 36 (11.73%) CentOS
4 30 (9.77%) UNIX
5 16 (5.21%) Ubuntu
6 10 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.30%) Debian
9 3 (0.98%) Android
9 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (55.05%) DevOps
2 131 (42.67%) Configuration Management
3 116 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (32.57%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (17.26%) Open Source
6 44 (14.33%) Scrum
7 42 (13.68%) TDD
8 39 (12.70%) Unit Testing
9 37 (12.05%) Automated Testing
10 31 (10.10%) E-Commerce
11 24 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (7.49%) MVC
13 22 (7.17%) Software Engineering
14 21 (6.84%) Auto-Scaling
15 19 (6.19%) Kanban
15 19 (6.19%) BDD
16 18 (5.86%) Load Balancing
17 16 (5.21%) Release Management
17 16 (5.21%) OO
18 12 (3.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 133 (43.32%) Java
2 71 (23.13%) Ruby
3 67 (21.82%) Python
4 42 (13.68%) JavaScript
5 37 (12.05%) Bash Shell
6 28 (9.12%) PHP
7 24 (7.82%) SQL
8 20 (6.51%) Perl
9 16 (5.21%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.61%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.28%) C#
12 3 (0.98%) Scala
12 3 (0.98%) R
12 3 (0.98%) Groovy
13 2 (0.65%) Clojure
13 2 (0.65%) PHP5
13 2 (0.65%) C++
13 2 (0.65%) VB
14 1 (0.33%) C
14 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.91%) Degree
4 8 (2.61%) RHCE
5 4 (1.30%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.19%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (14.01%) Xen
3 22 (7.17%) Docker
4 14 (4.56%) vSphere
5 6 (1.95%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.63%) VirtualBox
7 4 (1.30%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.98%) OCFS2
8 3 (0.98%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.98%) GFS2
8 3 (0.98%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (0.98%) NFS
8 3 (0.98%) Varnish
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.33%) Firmware
9 1 (0.33%) Gluster
9 1 (0.33%) QEMU
9 1 (0.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 163 (53.09%) Puppet
2 130 (42.35%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (15.64%) Vagrant
4 36 (11.73%) Ansible
5 28 (9.12%) Nagios
6 17 (5.54%) Salt
7 14 (4.56%) Cacti
8 11 (3.58%) Mesos
9 6 (1.95%) logstash
9 6 (1.95%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.30%) SELinux
10 4 (1.30%) Graphite
11 3 (0.98%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.65%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.33%) Kibana
13 1 (0.33%) StatsD
13 1 (0.33%) Ganglia
13 1 (0.33%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 90 (29.32%) VMware
2 89 (28.99%) Google
3 67 (21.82%) Microsoft
4 42 (13.68%) Red Hat
5 22 (7.17%) Oracle
6 19 (6.19%) New Relic
7 18 (5.86%) Rackspace
8 9 (2.93%) SaltStack
9 6 (1.95%) hybris
9 6 (1.95%) Zend
10 5 (1.63%) IBM
11 4 (1.30%) Dell
11 4 (1.30%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.30%) Greenplum
11 4 (1.30%) Akamai
12 3 (0.98%) RightScale
12 3 (0.98%) Netezza
12 3 (0.98%) SAP
12 3 (0.98%) Teradata
12 3 (0.98%) Remedy
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