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 14 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Rank 406 415 487
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +72
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 169 148 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.76% 13.13% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 116 68
Average daily rate
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£405 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+55.00% -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
1732 1127 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.28% 2.24% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 767 461
Average daily rate £415 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.62 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £49.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £33.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +100.00%

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 14 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 14 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 +6 165 £405 +35.00% 47
London +54 113 £420 +5.00% 28
South East +3 27 £394 +110.00% 6
City of London +37 19 £413 +53.48% 4
Surrey -6 12 £420 +140.00%
South West -17 10 £350 -
Bristol - 10 £350 -
Hampshire +1 9 £365 -14.11% 2
North West +2 7 £400 - 7
Southampton - 7 £365 - 2
East of England -13 6 £200 - 5
Berkshire - 6 £318 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £388 - 1
Staines - 4 - -
Chester - 4 £388 -
Cambridgeshire -6 3 £200 - 3
Cambridge -7 3 £200 - 3
Slough - 3 £325 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £415 - 1
Scotland - 2 £418 - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £418 -
Basingstoke +8 1 £388 -8.82%
Ipswich - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 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.

1 188 (69.63%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (57.78%) Puppet
3 145 (53.70%) Linux
4 136 (50.37%) DevOps
5 108 (40.00%) Amazon S3
6 106 (39.26%) Python
7 102 (37.78%) Ruby
8 100 (37.04%) Web Services
9 91 (33.70%) Configuration Management
10 89 (32.96%) Java
11 87 (32.22%) UNIX
12 81 (30.00%) MySQL
13 78 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
13 78 (28.89%) Jenkins
14 77 (28.52%) Opscode Chef
15 74 (27.41%) Apache
16 73 (27.04%) Open Source
17 72 (26.67%) VMware
18 70 (25.93%) Red Hat
19 63 (23.33%) Tomcat
20 61 (22.59%) Scrum
20 61 (22.59%) CentOS
21 60 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
22 55 (20.37%) Oracle
23 54 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
24 53 (19.63%) Bash Shell
24 53 (19.63%) WebSphere
25 52 (19.26%) Amazon ELB
26 49 (18.15%) LAMP
27 48 (17.78%) JIRA

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 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 74 (27.41%) Apache
2 63 (23.33%) Tomcat
3 53 (19.63%) WebSphere
4 41 (15.19%) WebLogic
5 40 (14.81%) nginx
6 18 (6.67%) OpenStack
7 16 (5.93%) Node.js
8 15 (5.56%) Jetty
9 12 (4.44%) IIS
10 11 (4.07%) Drupal
11 10 (3.70%) Apache Solr
11 10 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.48%) Confluence
12 4 (1.48%) CMS
13 3 (1.11%) WordPress
13 3 (1.11%) MQSeries
13 3 (1.11%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.74%) Magnolia
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (7.04%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 188 (69.63%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (40.00%) Amazon S3
3 52 (19.26%) Amazon ELB
4 39 (14.44%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (12.96%) Route 53
5 35 (12.96%) SaaS
6 27 (10.00%) PaaS
7 18 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (5.93%) Google App Engine
9 11 (4.07%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (3.33%) ElastiCache
11 8 (2.96%) Joyent
11 8 (2.96%) CloudFront
11 8 (2.96%) Heroku
12 5 (1.85%) IaaS
13 3 (1.11%) Google Compute Engine
14 2 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.74%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.19%) DNS
2 33 (12.22%) DHCP
3 29 (10.74%) Firewall
4 26 (9.63%) HTTP
5 16 (5.93%) SSL
5 16 (5.93%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.44%) FTP
7 10 (3.70%) IPsec
8 8 (2.96%) Internet
9 6 (2.22%) Network Security
10 4 (1.48%) VPN
10 4 (1.48%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.48%) LDAP
11 2 (0.74%) LAN
11 2 (0.74%) WAN
11 2 (0.74%) SMTP
12 1 (0.37%) SNMP
12 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.37%) Cisco PIX
12 1 (0.37%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (30.00%) MySQL
2 44 (16.30%) Amazon RDS
3 30 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 29 (10.74%) NoSQL
5 25 (9.26%) Oracle Exadata
5 25 (9.26%) SQL Server
6 23 (8.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 19 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (6.67%) Big Data
9 11 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.59%) Redis
12 5 (1.85%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.48%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.74%) JasperReports
15 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 78 (28.89%) Jenkins
2 48 (17.78%) JIRA
3 43 (15.93%) Maven
4 41 (15.19%) Git (software)
5 35 (12.96%) Hudson
6 33 (12.22%) Subversion
7 19 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (7.04%) Cucumber
8 16 (5.93%) Ant
9 14 (5.19%) Mercurial
10 13 (4.81%) TeamCity
11 12 (4.44%) Gerrit
11 12 (4.44%) AnthillPro
12 9 (3.33%) PHPUnit
13 8 (2.96%) RSpec
13 8 (2.96%) JUnit
13 8 (2.96%) Visual Studio
13 8 (2.96%) NUnit
14 6 (2.22%) Grunt
15 5 (1.85%) MSBuild
General
1 30 (11.11%) Finance
2 17 (6.30%) Financial Institution
3 10 (3.70%) Marketing
4 6 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.85%) Electronics
5 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.85%) Billing
6 3 (1.11%) Banking
6 3 (1.11%) Publishing
7 2 (0.74%) Advertising
7 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 76 (28.15%) Developer
2 60 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (8.52%) Linux Engineer
4 22 (8.15%) Java Developer
5 19 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
6 16 (5.93%) Consultant
7 15 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 15 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (4.81%) .NET Developer
8 13 (4.81%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.44%) Architect
9 12 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (3.70%) Deployment Manager
10 10 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
11 9 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (2.96%) Senior Consultant
12 8 (2.96%) Senior Developer
12 8 (2.96%) Drupal Developer
12 8 (2.96%) Development Engineer
13 7 (2.59%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (37.04%) Web Services
2 49 (18.15%) LAMP
3 40 (14.81%) .NET
4 29 (10.74%) CSS
5 25 (9.26%) HTML
5 25 (9.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 22 (8.15%) Servlets
6 22 (8.15%) J2EE
7 20 (7.41%) jQuery
8 17 (6.30%) Spring
8 17 (6.30%) Ruby on Rails
9 16 (5.93%) WCF
9 16 (5.93%) ASP.NET
10 14 (5.19%) Middleware
11 13 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (4.44%) REST
12 12 (4.44%) JSON
13 10 (3.70%) RESTful
14 9 (3.33%) LINQ
14 9 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 73 (27.04%) Open Source
2 27 (10.00%) Clustering
3 17 (6.30%) Hedge funds
4 8 (2.96%) Taxonomies
5 6 (2.22%) Blog
5 6 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (1.85%) DTV
6 5 (1.85%) Xbox
7 3 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.11%) Linked Data
7 3 (1.11%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.74%) Economics
8 2 (0.74%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.37%) Online Games
9 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.37%) Social Media
9 1 (0.37%) Statistics
9 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 145 (53.70%) Linux
2 87 (32.22%) UNIX
3 61 (22.59%) CentOS
4 26 (9.63%) SELinux
5 25 (9.26%) Windows
6 11 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (3.70%) Ubuntu
8 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.22%) Debian
9 6 (2.22%) Fedora
10 5 (1.85%) Android
10 5 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.11%) Solaris
12 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.37%) SUSE
13 1 (0.37%) AIX
13 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.37%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (50.37%) DevOps
2 91 (33.70%) Configuration Management
3 78 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (22.59%) Scrum
5 60 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (16.67%) TDD
7 41 (15.19%) SOA
8 35 (12.96%) Software Engineering
9 32 (11.85%) Kanban
10 30 (11.11%) BDD
11 27 (10.00%) MVC
12 21 (7.78%) Load Balancing
13 20 (7.41%) Automated Testing
14 18 (6.67%) Unit Testing
15 16 (5.93%) Pair Programming
16 12 (4.44%) ETL
16 12 (4.44%) E-Commerce
17 11 (4.07%) Web Development
18 10 (3.70%) Release Management
19 9 (3.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 106 (39.26%) Python
2 102 (37.78%) Ruby
3 89 (32.96%) Java
4 53 (19.63%) Bash Shell
5 43 (15.93%) PHP
6 33 (12.22%) SQL
7 27 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 25 (9.26%) Perl
9 22 (8.15%) C#
10 14 (5.19%) PL/SQL
11 11 (4.07%) Shell Script
11 11 (4.07%) Scala
12 8 (2.96%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.59%) Groovy
14 6 (2.22%) PHP5
15 5 (1.85%) C++
16 3 (1.11%) C
16 3 (1.11%) Clojure
17 2 (0.74%) Golang
18 1 (0.37%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 4 (1.48%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.11%) BC Cleared
2 3 (1.11%) Degree
3 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.37%) PhD
3 1 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.26%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (10.74%) vCloud
3 26 (9.63%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (4.07%) Xen
5 10 (3.70%) Varnish
6 7 (2.59%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.11%) VirtualBox
7 3 (1.11%) KVM
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.37%) Snort
8 1 (0.37%) Squid
8 1 (0.37%) qmail
8 1 (0.37%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.37%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 156 (57.78%) Puppet
2 77 (28.52%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (16.67%) Vagrant
4 36 (13.33%) Nagios
5 16 (5.93%) Cacti
6 12 (4.44%) Ansible
7 10 (3.70%) Salt
8 5 (1.85%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.11%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.74%) OpenSSO
11 1 (0.37%) YUM
11 1 (0.37%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.37%) Munin
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.37%) Nessus
11 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.37%) StatsD
Vendors
1 72 (26.67%) VMware
2 70 (25.93%) Red Hat
3 55 (20.37%) Oracle
4 29 (10.74%) IBM
5 26 (9.63%) RightScale
6 23 (8.52%) Remedy
7 21 (7.78%) Google
8 18 (6.67%) New Relic
9 16 (5.93%) Microsoft
10 15 (5.56%) Percona
10 15 (5.56%) Rackspace
11 13 (4.81%) Sun
12 8 (2.96%) EMC
13 5 (1.85%) SAP
13 5 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.85%) Twitter
13 5 (1.85%) SaltStack
14 4 (1.48%) Adobe
15 3 (1.11%) JBoss
15 3 (1.11%) hybris
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