Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Amazon EC2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon EC2 over the 6 months to 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 93 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 - +83
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 31 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.99% 0.22% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.44% 1.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 0
Birmingham median daily rate £469 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £250
% change year-on-year +2.78% +80.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

Amazon EC2 is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 297 210 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.03% 15.14% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 131 71
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £263
90th Percentile £622 £575 £590
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +25.00% -34.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £16.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £18.40 £16.75 £14.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.30 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -16.88% +18.52% -48.08%

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Amazon EC2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon EC2 in Birmingham

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in Birmingham

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 31 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (83.87%) Jenkins
4 25 (80.65%) Git (software)
4 25 (80.65%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (70.97%) VMware
5 22 (70.97%) Java
6 21 (67.74%) JUnit
6 21 (67.74%) Maven
6 21 (67.74%) Scrum
6 21 (67.74%) SonarQube
7 20 (64.52%) Web Services
8 18 (58.06%) Security Cleared
9 17 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (54.84%) J2EE
10 16 (51.61%) SOAP
10 16 (51.61%) TDD
10 16 (51.61%) RESTful
10 16 (51.61%) jMock
10 16 (51.61%) Kanban
10 16 (51.61%) Apache Camel
10 16 (51.61%) vSphere
10 16 (51.61%) DbUnit
10 16 (51.61%) Mockito
10 16 (51.61%) BDD
10 16 (51.61%) PowerMock
10 16 (51.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 15 (48.39%) DevOps
11 15 (48.39%) Linux
12 14 (45.16%) Configuration Management

Amazon EC2
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (41.94%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (38.71%) Tomcat
3 9 (29.03%) Apache
3 9 (29.03%) Confluence
4 7 (22.58%) nginx
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
5 1 (3.23%) Jetty
5 1 (3.23%) Mongrel
5 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 31 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (45.16%) Amazon S3
3 13 (41.94%) Amazon ELB
3 13 (41.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (25.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 8 (25.81%) Amazon SQS
4 8 (25.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (25.81%) Route 53
5 5 (16.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (3.23%) Google App Engine
6 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) HTTP
2 6 (19.35%) DNS
3 5 (16.13%) OpenLDAP
3 5 (16.13%) OpenVPN
3 5 (16.13%) SSH
4 4 (12.90%) SSL
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) DHCP
5 1 (3.23%) FTP
5 1 (3.23%) IPsec
5 1 (3.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) Amazon RDS
1 14 (45.16%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (25.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (9.68%) JasperReports
3 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.68%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (83.87%) Jenkins
2 25 (80.65%) Git (software)
3 21 (67.74%) JUnit
3 21 (67.74%) Maven
3 21 (67.74%) SonarQube
4 16 (51.61%) DbUnit
4 16 (51.61%) jMock
4 16 (51.61%) Mockito
5 9 (29.03%) JIRA
6 5 (16.13%) Ant
6 5 (16.13%) Bitbucket
6 5 (16.13%) Liquibase
6 5 (16.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (12.90%) Subversion
8 1 (3.23%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
1 15 (48.39%) Java Developer
2 9 (29.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) BPM Developer
4 3 (9.68%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Lead Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.45%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) Web Services
2 17 (54.84%) J2EE
3 16 (51.61%) Apache Camel
3 16 (51.61%) PowerMock
3 16 (51.61%) RESTful
3 16 (51.61%) SOAP
4 13 (41.94%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (38.71%) Spring
6 8 (25.81%) REST
6 8 (25.81%) Sensu
7 6 (19.35%) Spring Boot
7 6 (19.35%) XML
8 5 (16.13%) MCollective
9 4 (12.90%) Java EE
9 4 (12.90%) Servlets
10 3 (9.68%) CORBA
10 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
10 3 (9.68%) JMS
10 3 (9.68%) JPA
10 3 (9.68%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (80.65%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (67.74%) Scrum
4 16 (51.61%) BDD
4 16 (51.61%) Kanban
4 16 (51.61%) TDD
4 16 (51.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 15 (48.39%) DevOps
6 14 (45.16%) Configuration Management
7 13 (41.94%) E-Commerce
7 13 (41.94%) Open Source
8 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
9 7 (22.58%) Process Architecture
10 5 (16.13%) Coaching
10 5 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
10 5 (16.13%) Service Management
10 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (9.68%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) Java
2 13 (41.94%) Bash Shell
3 9 (29.03%) Python
4 8 (25.81%) PHP
5 5 (16.13%) Groovy
6 4 (12.90%) Ruby
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (51.61%) vSphere
3 13 (41.94%) Docker
4 5 (16.13%) Postfix
4 5 (16.13%) Squid
4 5 (16.13%) vCloud
4 5 (16.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) Ansible
1 13 (41.94%) Kibana
1 13 (41.94%) logstash
1 13 (41.94%) Terraform
2 10 (32.26%) Puppet
3 7 (22.58%) collectd
3 7 (22.58%) StatsD
4 6 (19.35%) Kubernetes
5 5 (16.13%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (16.13%) Rancher
5 5 (16.13%) Rsyslog
5 5 (16.13%) Sysdig
5 5 (16.13%) ZABBIX
6 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (12.90%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) VMware
2 8 (25.81%) SaltStack
3 5 (16.13%) Sonatype
4 4 (12.90%) Atlassian
5 3 (9.68%) Rackspace
6 1 (3.23%) Google
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft