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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Rank 499 501 509
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 165 146 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.46% 5.01% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 100 63
Average daily rate £450 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £310 £400
% change year-on-year
+39.51% -22.50%
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
4774 2912 1913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.54% 5.13% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3277 1844 1220
Average daily rate £450 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 105 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +61.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £14.80 £9.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +14 157 £460 +12.53% 58
London +17 106 £475 +2.15% 36
South East -5 20 £460 +8.23% 4
City of London +46 13 £458 +4.57% 5
Oxfordshire +19 13 £455 +40.00% 1
South West +16 13 £375 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire -13 12 £533 +80.67% 3
Gloucestershire +14 10 £375 +15.38% 3
Leeds -14 10 £550 +87.23% 2
West Yorkshire -19 10 £550 +87.23% 2
Scotland -18 6 £406 -9.72% 3
North West -32 5 £500 +29.03% 3
Oxford - 5 £433 -
Manchester -3 4 £500 - 3
Cirencester - 3 £400 -
Berkshire -2 2 £500 -14.89% 1
Hampshire -2 2 £500 -
Edinburgh -12 2 £406 -9.72%
Glasgow - 2 - - 3
Stirling - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 2
Reading - 2 £438 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £475 -
Staines - 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Bristol -2 1 £450 +20.00%
West Midlands -12 1 £415 +33.87% 2
Cheshire -21 1 £550 +37.50%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £325 -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 326 (95.60%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (58.36%) Java
3 177 (51.91%) Linux
4 150 (43.99%) DevOps
5 134 (39.30%) Amazon S3
6 132 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
7 131 (38.42%) Jenkins
8 107 (31.38%) Continuous Integration
9 100 (29.33%) Python
10 96 (28.15%) Puppet
11 95 (27.86%) Amazon RDS
12 94 (27.57%) Web Services
13 81 (23.75%) JavaScript
14 80 (23.46%) Git (software)
15 77 (22.58%) Tomcat
16 76 (22.29%) Opscode Chef
17 73 (21.41%) Windows
18 71 (20.82%) AWS CloudFormation
19 64 (18.77%) SQL
19 64 (18.77%) TDD
20 63 (18.48%) IIS
20 63 (18.48%) Configuration Management
21 62 (18.18%) Ruby
22 60 (17.60%) .NET
23 57 (16.72%) HTML
23 57 (16.72%) Ansible
24 54 (15.84%) Docker
24 54 (15.84%) Google
25 53 (15.54%) Bash Shell
26 52 (15.25%) CSS

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 77 (22.58%) Tomcat
2 63 (18.48%) IIS
3 40 (11.73%) Apache
4 35 (10.26%) nginx
5 32 (9.38%) Node.js
6 30 (8.80%) WebSphere
7 27 (7.92%) Jetty
8 25 (7.33%) JBoss
9 20 (5.87%) OpenStack
10 19 (5.57%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (4.99%) Apache Solr
11 17 (4.99%) WordPress
12 10 (2.93%) CMS
13 8 (2.35%) Mule
14 7 (2.05%) Mule ESB
15 6 (1.76%) Confluence
15 6 (1.76%) Drupal
15 6 (1.76%) WebLogic
16 4 (1.17%) Apache Pig
16 4 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 326 (95.60%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (39.30%) Amazon S3
3 71 (20.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 52 (15.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 44 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 43 (12.61%) Route 53
7 40 (11.73%) Cloud Computing
7 40 (11.73%) CloudFront
8 39 (11.44%) Amazon ELB
9 37 (10.85%) Google Cloud Platform
10 35 (10.26%) Amazon SQS
10 35 (10.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 32 (9.38%) Google App Engine
12 25 (7.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 20 (5.87%) Amazon Glacier
14 17 (4.99%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (4.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 16 (4.69%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (2.64%) GitHub
16 9 (2.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (12.90%) DNS
1 44 (12.90%) HTTP
2 43 (12.61%) TCP/IP
3 37 (10.85%) SSL
4 27 (7.92%) DHCP
5 23 (6.74%) FTP
5 23 (6.74%) IPsec
6 18 (5.28%) Firewall
7 15 (4.40%) Intranet
8 9 (2.64%) Internet
9 8 (2.35%) HTTPS
9 8 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.76%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (1.47%) LAN
11 5 (1.47%) SAN
11 5 (1.47%) SMTP
11 5 (1.47%) WAN
12 4 (1.17%) VPN
13 3 (0.88%) LDAP
13 3 (0.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (27.86%) Amazon RDS
2 51 (14.96%) NoSQL
3 44 (12.90%) MongoDB
4 36 (10.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 32 (9.38%) MySQL
6 27 (7.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 27 (7.92%) Relational Database
7 22 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (6.45%) SQL Server
8 17 (4.99%) Big Data
8 17 (4.99%) Redis
9 14 (4.11%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (2.93%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.64%) Hadoop
12 7 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.76%) HBase
13 6 (1.76%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.76%) SimpleDB
14 4 (1.17%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 131 (38.42%) Jenkins
2 80 (23.46%) Git (software)
3 35 (10.26%) Subversion
4 31 (9.09%) Vagrant
5 29 (8.50%) Maven
5 29 (8.50%) Travis CI
6 28 (8.21%) TeamCity
7 25 (7.33%) JIRA
8 19 (5.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (3.23%) JUnit
10 9 (2.64%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (2.35%) RSpec
12 7 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.76%) Ant
13 6 (1.76%) Hudson
13 6 (1.76%) Mockito
14 4 (1.17%) Gerrit
14 4 (1.17%) LoadRunner
14 4 (1.17%) Selenium
General
1 42 (12.32%) Finance
2 26 (7.62%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.40%) Marketing
4 9 (2.64%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.64%) Publishing
5 8 (2.35%) Banking
5 8 (2.35%) Electronics
5 8 (2.35%) Retail
6 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (32.84%) Developer
2 82 (24.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (13.20%) Java Developer
4 35 (10.26%) AWS Engineer
5 31 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
6 27 (7.92%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (6.74%) Senior Developer
8 22 (6.45%) Architect
9 21 (6.16%) Administrator
9 21 (6.16%) AWS Developer
10 20 (5.87%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (5.28%) Consultant
11 18 (5.28%) HTML Developer
12 17 (4.99%) Analyst
13 15 (4.40%) PHP Developer
14 14 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
15 13 (3.81%) Senior Java Developer
16 12 (3.52%) DevOps Consultant
16 12 (3.52%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (27.57%) Web Services
2 60 (17.60%) .NET
3 57 (16.72%) HTML
4 52 (15.25%) CSS
5 47 (13.78%) HTML5
6 43 (12.61%) J2EE
7 32 (9.38%) RESTful
8 30 (8.80%) Spring
9 24 (7.04%) Servlets
10 23 (6.74%) LAMP
11 20 (5.87%) jQuery
12 18 (5.28%) REST
13 15 (4.40%) AngularJS
13 15 (4.40%) Middleware
14 13 (3.81%) Java EE
14 13 (3.81%) JSON
15 12 (3.52%) XML
16 11 (3.23%) CSS3
16 11 (3.23%) ELK Stack
16 11 (3.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.81%) Augmented Reality
1 13 (3.81%) Digital Media
2 12 (3.52%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.52%) User Experience
3 8 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.35%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.35%) PKI
3 8 (2.35%) Visualisation
4 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.47%) Private Cloud
4 5 (1.47%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.17%) MPEG
6 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.88%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.88%) Fintech
6 3 (0.88%) Hedge funds
6 3 (0.88%) Internet of Things
6 3 (0.88%) Replication
6 3 (0.88%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 177 (51.91%) Linux
2 73 (21.41%) Windows
3 31 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (8.80%) CentOS
4 30 (8.80%) Unix
5 24 (7.04%) Windows Server
6 19 (5.57%) Debian
7 15 (4.40%) Apple iOS
8 14 (4.11%) Android
9 5 (1.47%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.59%) Fedora
12 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.29%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.29%) Solaris
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (43.99%) DevOps
2 132 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (31.38%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (18.77%) TDD
5 63 (18.48%) Configuration Management
6 43 (12.61%) Continuous Delivery
7 35 (10.26%) Open Source
8 29 (8.50%) MVC
9 22 (6.45%) BDD
10 19 (5.57%) Analytics
10 19 (5.57%) OO
10 19 (5.57%) SOA
10 19 (5.57%) Software Engineering
11 17 (4.99%) Web Application Development
11 17 (4.99%) Web Development
12 16 (4.69%) Auto-Scaling
12 16 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (4.69%) Kanban
12 16 (4.69%) Migration
12 16 (4.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 199 (58.36%) Java
2 100 (29.33%) Python
3 81 (23.75%) JavaScript
4 64 (18.77%) SQL
5 62 (18.18%) Ruby
6 53 (15.54%) Bash Shell
7 38 (11.14%) PHP
8 23 (6.74%) Perl
9 21 (6.16%) C#
10 15 (4.40%) C++
11 13 (3.81%) Go
11 13 (3.81%) R
12 12 (3.52%) C
13 10 (2.93%) Clojure
14 9 (2.64%) Erlang
14 9 (2.64%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.76%) Scala
16 4 (1.17%) Groovy
16 4 (1.17%) Objective-C
16 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (3.81%) Degree
2 8 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.76%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.76%) CCNA
4 6 (1.76%) ISEB
5 5 (1.47%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.88%) IISP
8 2 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.59%) MCSA
8 2 (0.59%) MCSE
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.59%) PhD
8 2 (0.59%) RHCE
9 1 (0.29%) CCNP
9 1 (0.29%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.99%) QA
2 16 (4.69%) SLA
3 7 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (15.84%) Docker
2 44 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.87%) Xen
4 6 (1.76%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.17%) vCloud
6 3 (0.88%) Dovecot
6 3 (0.88%) NFS
6 3 (0.88%) SpamAssassin
6 3 (0.88%) vSphere
7 2 (0.59%) Postfix
7 2 (0.59%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.59%) XenApp
7 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.29%) Ceph
8 1 (0.29%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.29%) KVM
8 1 (0.29%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.29%) Varnish
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 96 (28.15%) Puppet
2 76 (22.29%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (16.72%) Ansible
4 23 (6.74%) Nagios
5 13 (3.81%) Kubernetes
6 12 (3.52%) Salt
7 9 (2.64%) Cacti
7 9 (2.64%) Packer
8 7 (2.05%) logstash
9 6 (1.76%) Kibana
10 4 (1.17%) Graphite
10 4 (1.17%) Mesos
11 3 (0.88%) Grafana
11 3 (0.88%) SCOM
11 3 (0.88%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.59%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.59%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.59%) SCCM
12 2 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (15.84%) Google
2 49 (14.37%) VMware
3 41 (12.02%) Microsoft
4 32 (9.38%) Red Hat
5 29 (8.50%) Oracle
6 14 (4.11%) New Relic
7 12 (3.52%) Citrix
8 10 (2.93%) Adobe
8 10 (2.93%) NetApp
9 9 (2.64%) Tableau
10 8 (2.35%) RedDot
10 8 (2.35%) SAP
11 7 (2.05%) Atlassian
11 7 (2.05%) CA
12 6 (1.76%) Akamai
12 6 (1.76%) Cisco
13 5 (1.47%) EMC
13 5 (1.47%) HP
13 5 (1.47%) Zend
14 4 (1.17%) CheckPoint
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £500 to £575 per day 6 months minimum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day 6 months minimum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Rate: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £585 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago