The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 89 78
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.13% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.70% 2.78% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.72%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 54 72 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 5.93% 4.77% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 32
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £330 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Tomcat
3 5 (62.50%) DevOps
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (50.00%) JBoss
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon S3
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (37.50%) Pair Programming
5 3 (37.50%) OO
5 3 (37.50%) J2EE
5 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
5 3 (37.50%) Rendezvous
5 3 (37.50%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (37.50%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (37.50%) Coaching
5 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (12.50%) nginx

Amazon EC2
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 5 (62.50%) Tomcat
2 4 (50.00%) JBoss
3 1 (12.50%) Confluence
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (12.50%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 3 (37.50%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
2 3 (37.50%) TIBCO Developer
3 2 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) Rendezvous
3 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (37.50%) OO
4 3 (37.50%) Pair Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) IISP
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Packer
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
2 1 (12.50%) New Relic
2 1 (12.50%) SaltStack