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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 485 453 438
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -15
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 136 160 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.16% 7.11% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 81 108
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +55.55%
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
3272 2250 1389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.75% 4.12% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2171 1434 957
Average daily rate £413 £401 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 52 33
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £24.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

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 July 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 July 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
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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 -51 126 £425 +6.25% 57
London -38 72 £425 +2.40% 32
North West -4 28 £488 +14.70% 5
Cheshire +11 22 £500 - 2
City of London -14 12 £465 +16.25% 10
Macclesfield - 9 £475 -
East of England +1 7 £500 +150.00% 5
Chester -3 7 - - 1
South East -24 6 £325 -5.45% 6
Yorkshire - 5 £415 - 1
Leeds - 5 £415 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £415 - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £575 +187.50% 4
Scotland -8 4 £363 -13.17%
South West -16 4 £378 +7.85% 3
Manchester - 4 £475 - 3
Ipswich +5 3 £425 - 1
Suffolk +5 3 £425 +2.40% 1
Wales -1 3 £330 -
Surrey -3 3 £325 - 6
Gloucestershire +1 2 £378 - 1
Edinburgh -8 2 £475 +13.77%
Hampshire -15 2 £388 +8.39%
Glasgow - 2 £341 -
Cambridge -9 1 - - 4
Southampton -11 1 - -
Bristol -13 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £380 -
Midlands - 1 £475 -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 256 (90.78%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (51.42%) Puppet
3 137 (48.58%) DevOps
4 128 (45.39%) Linux
5 110 (39.01%) Amazon S3
6 108 (38.30%) Opscode Chef
7 107 (37.94%) Configuration Management
8 105 (37.23%) Jenkins
9 102 (36.17%) Java
10 82 (29.08%) Web Services
10 82 (29.08%) Apache
11 81 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
12 78 (27.66%) Python
13 77 (27.30%) Ruby
14 68 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (22.70%) Tomcat
16 60 (21.28%) Amazon RDS
17 59 (20.92%) Windows
17 59 (20.92%) MySQL
18 54 (19.15%) VMware
18 54 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 53 (18.79%) Amazon ELB
20 49 (17.38%) DNS
21 48 (17.02%) IIS
21 48 (17.02%) Google
21 48 (17.02%) nginx
22 46 (16.31%) AWS CloudFormation
23 45 (15.96%) Google Cloud Platform
23 45 (15.96%) Vagrant
23 45 (15.96%) .NET

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 82 (29.08%) Apache
2 64 (22.70%) Tomcat
3 48 (17.02%) IIS
3 48 (17.02%) nginx
4 35 (12.41%) WebSphere
5 32 (11.35%) Jetty
5 32 (11.35%) OpenStack
6 17 (6.03%) Node.js
7 13 (4.61%) Apache Spark
8 10 (3.55%) JBoss
9 5 (1.77%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.42%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.42%) Confluence
10 4 (1.42%) Drupal
10 4 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.06%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.06%) SAS
11 3 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.71%) CMS
12 2 (0.71%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (1.06%) SPSS
2 2 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 256 (90.78%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (39.01%) Amazon S3
3 53 (18.79%) Amazon ELB
4 46 (16.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 45 (15.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 39 (13.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 39 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 34 (12.06%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (12.06%) Route 53
8 33 (11.70%) Google App Engine
9 32 (11.35%) Amazon SQS
10 25 (8.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 22 (7.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 20 (7.09%) Amazon EMR
13 18 (6.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 12 (4.26%) Heroku
15 9 (3.19%) AWS CloudTrail
16 6 (2.13%) Amazon Glacier
16 6 (2.13%) SaaS
16 6 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (17.38%) DNS
2 43 (15.25%) HTTP
3 33 (11.70%) DHCP
4 32 (11.35%) TCP/IP
5 28 (9.93%) IPsec
6 27 (9.57%) FTP
7 23 (8.16%) SSL
8 22 (7.80%) Firewall
9 13 (4.61%) Internet
10 7 (2.48%) VPN
10 7 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.42%) SMTP
12 3 (1.06%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.06%) SSH
12 3 (1.06%) Network Security
12 3 (1.06%) Skype
13 1 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.35%) AMQP
13 1 (0.35%) OpenVPN
13 1 (0.35%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (21.28%) Amazon RDS
2 59 (20.92%) MySQL
3 24 (8.51%) MongoDB
4 22 (7.80%) NoSQL
5 21 (7.45%) Big Data
6 16 (5.67%) Hadoop
7 15 (5.32%) Relational Database
8 13 (4.61%) Redis
8 13 (4.61%) RDBMS
9 12 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (3.90%) Apache Hive
10 11 (3.90%) SQL Server
11 8 (2.84%) DB2
11 8 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (2.84%) Couchbase
12 7 (2.48%) SimpleDB
13 5 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (1.06%) Sqoop
14 3 (1.06%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 105 (37.23%) Jenkins
2 44 (15.60%) Git (software)
3 30 (10.64%) Hudson
4 24 (8.51%) Maven
5 15 (5.32%) JIRA
5 15 (5.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (3.19%) RSpec
6 9 (3.19%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.84%) Subversion
8 7 (2.48%) Selenium
9 5 (1.77%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.42%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.06%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.06%) Gradle
11 3 (1.06%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.71%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.71%) Mockito
12 2 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 24 (8.51%) Finance
2 16 (5.67%) Marketing
3 11 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.42%) Legal
5 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.06%) Electronics
6 3 (1.06%) Games
7 2 (0.71%) Retail
7 2 (0.71%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (28.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 73 (25.89%) Developer
3 25 (8.87%) Consultant
4 22 (7.80%) DevOps Consultant
5 21 (7.45%) Architect
6 20 (7.09%) Java Developer
7 18 (6.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 17 (6.03%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 16 (5.67%) Senior Consultant
9 16 (5.67%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (4.61%) AWS Engineer
10 13 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (4.26%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.55%) Analyst
13 9 (3.19%) Senior Developer
14 8 (2.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 7 (2.48%) Cloud Software Engineer
15 7 (2.48%) Operations Engineer
15 7 (2.48%) Systems Administrator
15 7 (2.48%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (29.08%) Web Services
2 45 (15.96%) .NET
3 42 (14.89%) J2EE
4 39 (13.83%) HTML
5 33 (11.70%) CSS
6 28 (9.93%) Servlets
7 27 (9.57%) RESTful
8 22 (7.80%) REST
8 22 (7.80%) LAMP
9 21 (7.45%) Ruby on Rails
10 20 (7.09%) Spring
11 19 (6.74%) JSON
12 14 (4.96%) HTML5
12 14 (4.96%) jQuery
13 12 (4.26%) AngularJS
14 10 (3.55%) JSP
15 9 (3.19%) Spring MVC
15 9 (3.19%) Sinatra
16 8 (2.84%) Hibernate
17 7 (2.48%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.67%) Computer Science
2 13 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.90%) Statistics
4 7 (2.48%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.77%) PKI
5 5 (1.77%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.77%) MPEG
6 4 (1.42%) Clustering
6 4 (1.42%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.42%) Xbox
7 3 (1.06%) User Experience
7 3 (1.06%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.06%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.06%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.06%) DTV
8 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 128 (45.39%) Linux
2 59 (20.92%) Windows
3 37 (13.12%) CentOS
4 33 (11.70%) UNIX
5 14 (4.96%) Ubuntu
6 10 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.13%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.06%) Debian
10 2 (0.71%) Android
10 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.35%) Fedora
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (48.58%) DevOps
2 107 (37.94%) Configuration Management
3 81 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (13.83%) TDD
6 38 (13.48%) Open Source
7 37 (13.12%) Scrum
8 28 (9.93%) Software Engineering
9 27 (9.57%) E-Commerce
10 26 (9.22%) Unit Testing
11 24 (8.51%) Auto-Scaling
12 23 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (7.45%) Automated Testing
14 16 (5.67%) MVC
15 15 (5.32%) Kanban
16 14 (4.96%) Release Management
17 13 (4.61%) BDD
18 12 (4.26%) Load Balancing
19 11 (3.90%) Analytics
19 11 (3.90%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 102 (36.17%) Java
2 78 (27.66%) Python
3 77 (27.30%) Ruby
4 45 (15.96%) JavaScript
5 37 (13.12%) Bash Shell
6 30 (10.64%) PHP
7 29 (10.28%) SQL
8 14 (4.96%) PowerShell
9 13 (4.61%) Perl
10 8 (2.84%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.48%) C#
11 7 (2.48%) Scala
12 6 (2.13%) R
13 4 (1.42%) Go
14 3 (1.06%) Groovy
15 2 (0.71%) PHP5
15 2 (0.71%) VB
16 1 (0.35%) Jython
16 1 (0.35%) C++
16 1 (0.35%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (6.38%) Degree
2 10 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.84%) RHCE
5 3 (1.06%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.71%) PhD
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.09%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.74%) Xen
3 17 (6.03%) Docker
4 7 (2.48%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.77%) VirtualBox
6 4 (1.42%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.06%) OCFS2
7 3 (1.06%) GlusterFS
7 3 (1.06%) GFS2
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.71%) vSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Gluster
9 1 (0.35%) Varnish
9 1 (0.35%) Firmware
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) KVM
9 1 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.35%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 145 (51.42%) Puppet
2 108 (38.30%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (15.96%) Vagrant
4 34 (12.06%) Ansible
5 22 (7.80%) Salt
5 22 (7.80%) Nagios
6 12 (4.26%) Cacti
7 11 (3.90%) Mesos
8 8 (2.84%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.42%) SELinux
10 3 (1.06%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.35%) Graphite
11 1 (0.35%) logstash
11 1 (0.35%) Kibana
11 1 (0.35%) StatsD
11 1 (0.35%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.35%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 54 (19.15%) VMware
2 48 (17.02%) Google
3 41 (14.54%) Red Hat
4 39 (13.83%) Microsoft
5 27 (9.57%) Oracle
6 20 (7.09%) New Relic
7 18 (6.38%) Rackspace
8 7 (2.48%) hybris
9 6 (2.13%) Netezza
9 6 (2.13%) Zend
9 6 (2.13%) Vertica
10 5 (1.77%) Tableau
10 5 (1.77%) Akamai
10 5 (1.77%) IBM
11 4 (1.42%) Remedy
11 4 (1.42%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.42%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.06%) RightScale
12 3 (1.06%) Percona
12 3 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
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