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 28 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 141 176
Rank change year-on-year -5 +35  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 16 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.54% 4.38% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 14
Median daily rate £525 £438 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £350 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £550 £640
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 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 452 297 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.76% 8.86% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 244 211
Median daily rate £500 £474 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +6.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 0
Median hourly rate £21.16 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

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 28 March 2017.

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

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 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 City of London region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 31 (86.11%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (58.33%) Linux
2 21 (58.33%) DevOps
3 20 (55.56%) Docker
4 16 (44.44%) Python
5 15 (41.67%) Java
6 14 (38.89%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (33.33%) Amazon S3
8 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (30.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (22.22%) TDD
10 8 (22.22%) Finance
10 8 (22.22%) Auto-Scaling
10 8 (22.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (19.44%) Financial Institution
11 7 (19.44%) High Availability
12 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 6 (16.67%) Web Services
12 6 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (16.67%) Terraform
13 5 (13.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (13.89%) Ansible
13 5 (13.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (13.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (13.89%) Scala
13 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
13 5 (13.89%) Ruby
13 5 (13.89%) JIRA

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 (11.11%) Confluence
1 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.56%) nginx
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) Drupal
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 31 (86.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (33.33%) Amazon S3
3 11 (30.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (22.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (13.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (13.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (11.11%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (11.11%) Route 53
8 2 (5.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (5.56%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (2.78%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (2.78%) CloudFront
9 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
9 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) DHCP
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) IPsec
1 1 (2.78%) IPv6
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.78%) Event Store
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) Redis
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.89%) JIRA
3 4 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.78%) GoCD
6 1 (2.78%) JMeter
6 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.78%) Mocha
6 1 (2.78%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Selenium
6 1 (2.78%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) AWS DevOps
2 8 (22.22%) Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) AWS Architect
4 5 (13.89%) AWS Developer
4 5 (13.89%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) RESTful
3 3 (8.33%) Django
3 3 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (8.33%) REST
4 2 (5.56%) HTML
4 2 (5.56%) Node.js
4 2 (5.56%) Pandas
4 2 (5.56%) React
4 2 (5.56%) Spring
4 2 (5.56%) TensorFlow
5 1 (2.78%) Akka
5 1 (2.78%) Doctrine
5 1 (2.78%) Flask
5 1 (2.78%) J2EE
5 1 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (2.78%) Polymer
5 1 (2.78%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.78%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) PKI
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) CentOS
3 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) DevOps
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (22.22%) Auto-Scaling
4 8 (22.22%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) High Availability
6 4 (11.11%) BDD
6 4 (11.11%) Microservices
7 3 (8.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (5.56%) Analytics
8 2 (5.56%) Concurrent Programming
8 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.56%) Machine Learning
8 2 (5.56%) Open Source
8 2 (5.56%) Workflow
9 1 (2.78%) Change Management
9 1 (2.78%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Python
2 15 (41.67%) Java
3 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
4 5 (13.89%) Ruby
4 5 (13.89%) Scala
5 3 (8.33%) Go
5 3 (8.33%) SQL
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) Clojure
7 1 (2.78%) Haskell
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) AWS Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Terraform
2 5 (13.89%) Ansible
3 3 (8.33%) Puppet
4 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
4 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.78%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.78%) Mesos
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.11%) New Relic
2 3 (8.33%) Google
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) NetApp
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