The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon AWS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon AWS over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Rank 116 114 100
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.086% 0.060%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.74% 4.55% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
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£310 £310 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £425 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +54.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -7.57%
Amazon AWS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
103 44 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.04% 1.88% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 22 7
Average daily rate £320 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

Amazon AWS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Amazon AWS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Amazon AWS across the West Midlands region.

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Amazon AWS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Birmingham -4 4 - - 4
Warwickshire 0 1 £650 - 2
Coventry - 1 - - 3
Amazon AWS
England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Amazon AWS 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 AWS.

1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 7 (70.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) DevOps
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) Google
4 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) Puppet
4 4 (40.00%) Node.js
4 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (30.00%) Ansible
5 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
5 3 (30.00%) IaaS
5 3 (30.00%) PHP
5 3 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (20.00%) Public Cloud
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) SLA
6 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
6 2 (20.00%) Joyent
6 2 (20.00%) Rackspace
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Open Source
7 1 (10.00%) QA
7 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Amazon AWS 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 AWS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) Node.js
2 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) IaaS
1 3 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (20.00%) Joyent
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Juju
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (20.00%) AWS Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PHP
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) vCloud
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (30.00%) Ansible
2 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) OpenView
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Rackspace
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat