The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 24 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 142 195
Rank change year-on-year -5 +53  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 19 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.68% 0.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.36% 6.01% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 11
Median daily rate £481 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £318
% change year-on-year +5.88% +33.85%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 436 383 385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 13.35% 11.32% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 326 282
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -20.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.11 £19.00 £16.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.96 £24.80 £36.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in the City of London

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 31 (91.18%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (61.76%) Docker
3 19 (55.88%) DevOps
4 17 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 17 (50.00%) Linux
5 16 (47.06%) Amazon S3
6 14 (41.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (41.18%) Terraform
7 13 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (35.29%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (32.35%) New Relic
9 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (29.41%) GitHub
11 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
11 9 (26.47%) React
12 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
12 8 (23.53%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (23.53%) Redis
12 8 (23.53%) Workflow
12 8 (23.53%) Python
13 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
13 7 (20.59%) Puppet
13 7 (20.59%) Ansible
14 6 (17.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (17.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
15 5 (14.71%) TDD
15 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 5 (14.71%) JIRA
15 5 (14.71%) Microservices

Amazon EC2
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.82%) Confluence
2 3 (8.82%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.94%) nginx
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (91.18%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (47.06%) Amazon S3
3 14 (41.18%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (35.29%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (29.41%) GitHub
6 6 (17.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (17.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (8.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (8.82%) Route 53
9 2 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (5.88%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (2.94%) Akamai
10 1 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (2.94%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (2.94%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (2.94%) CloudFront
10 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
1 1 (2.94%) SNMP
1 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Amazon RDS
1 8 (23.53%) Redis
2 4 (11.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (5.88%) Big Data
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.94%) Event Store
4 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.94%) InfluxDB
4 1 (2.94%) Mixpanel
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
3 5 (14.71%) JIRA
4 4 (11.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (11.76%) TeamCity
4 4 (11.76%) Vagrant
5 3 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.94%) GoCD
6 1 (2.94%) Mocha
6 1 (2.94%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (2.94%) Xcode
General
1 3 (8.82%) Banking
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Front Office
2 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Law
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (8.82%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) WebOps Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Architect
4 2 (5.88%) AWS Architect
4 2 (5.88%) AWS Developer
4 2 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Perl Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Python Developer
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) React
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 3 (8.82%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) Node.js
4 2 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (5.88%) Spring
5 1 (2.94%) Django
5 1 (2.94%) Gearman
5 1 (2.94%) iOS SDK
5 1 (2.94%) LAMP
5 1 (2.94%) Laravel
5 1 (2.94%) Mason
5 1 (2.94%) Matplotlib
5 1 (2.94%) Memcached
5 1 (2.94%) NumPy
5 1 (2.94%) Pandas
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) SciPy
5 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.94%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.82%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.88%) Unix
5 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) CentOS
5 1 (2.94%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) DevOps
2 13 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 8 (23.53%) Workflow
5 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
6 5 (14.71%) Microservices
6 5 (14.71%) TDD
7 4 (11.76%) Analytics
8 3 (8.82%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
8 3 (8.82%) Open Source
8 3 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (8.82%) Release Automation
8 3 (8.82%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (8.82%) Web Operations
9 2 (5.88%) BDD
9 2 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (5.88%) Machine Learning
10 1 (2.94%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Python
2 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.76%) Ruby
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) Perl
5 2 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (2.94%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.94%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) Clojure
6 1 (2.94%) Go
6 1 (2.94%) Haskell
6 1 (2.94%) R
6 1 (2.94%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) AWS Certification
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.94%) PMP
2 1 (2.94%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) Terraform
2 7 (20.59%) Ansible
2 7 (20.59%) Puppet
3 3 (8.82%) Graphite
3 3 (8.82%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (2.94%) Grafana
4 1 (2.94%) Kibana
4 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.94%) Packer
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) New Relic
2 4 (11.76%) Atlassian
2 4 (11.76%) Facebook
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) NetApp
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
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