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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 81 61
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 0 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.20% 1.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category - 2.78% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £444 £400
% change year-on-year +1.40% +10.93%  
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 76 72 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.10% 7.16% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 54 45
Median daily rate £414 £478 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.35% +3.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

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 29 March 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 9 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (100.00%) Puppet
1 9 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (77.78%) DevOps
2 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 7 (77.78%) Amazon S3
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 7 (77.78%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (77.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 6 (66.67%) AWS Certification
3 6 (66.67%) boto
3 6 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (66.67%) JSON
3 6 (66.67%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) HTML
3 6 (66.67%) Perl
3 6 (66.67%) YAML
3 6 (66.67%) High Availability
3 6 (66.67%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (55.56%) Salt
5 4 (44.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (44.44%) Kubernetes
5 4 (44.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (44.44%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (44.44%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Apache Spark
1 2 (22.22%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (77.78%) Amazon S3
2 7 (77.78%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (77.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (44.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (44.44%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (44.44%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (44.44%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (44.44%) AWS CloudTrail
3 4 (44.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (44.44%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Hive
2 2 (22.22%) Big Data
2 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
2 2 (22.22%) Impala
3 1 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) AWS Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Big Data Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Data Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) boto
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
1 6 (66.67%) JSON
1 6 (66.67%) YAML
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) Kafka
3 2 (22.22%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
1 7 (77.78%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) High Availability
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Data Security
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Perl
1 6 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (100.00%) Puppet
2 5 (55.56%) Salt
3 4 (44.44%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (44.44%) Kubernetes
4 2 (22.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cloudera