The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 77 54
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 2 2 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.31% 0.22% 2.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.17% 3.57% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 11
Median daily rate - £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £300
% change year-on-year +5.88% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 92 56 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.44% 6.04% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 43 52
Median daily rate £380 £440 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.63% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Amazon EC2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon EC2 in Cheshire

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 2 (100.00%) AWS Lambda

Amazon EC2
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (100.00%) AWS Lambda
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) AWS Engineer
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM