Period
to 9 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 9 April 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 246 273 337
Rank change year-on-year +27 +64 +79
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 563 889 691
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.03% 1.00% 0.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.37% 3.61% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 602 516
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +7.97%
10th Percentile £431 £413 £403
90th Percentile £700 £660 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year -19.54% - -

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

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 16,718 24,607 19,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.70% 27.80% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,298 17,064 13,213
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 280 239
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.58% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.21 £11.75
90th Percentile £57.25 £63.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.49% -4.38% +11.11%

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Amazon EC2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon EC2 in England

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Amazon EC2 in England.

Daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in England

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Amazon EC2 in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in England

Amazon EC2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Amazon EC2 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Amazon EC2 in England

Amazon EC2
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Amazon EC2 in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in England

Amazon EC2
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 within the England region over the 6 months to 9 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +30 311 £550 - 64
North of England +32 114 £600 +26.32% 18
Yorkshire +54 50 £600 +20.00% 4
South East +49 48 £550 +11.11% 12
North West +13 45 £498 +4.74% 9
Midlands +42 40 £481 -1.28% 14
West Midlands +63 37 £500 - 14
South West +52 33 £553 +5.24% 2
North East +34 20 £700 +40.00% 5
East of England +33 19 £525 -3.23% 7
East Midlands +20 3 £425 -5.56%
Amazon EC2
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 538 (95.56%) AWS
2 327 (58.08%) Amazon S3
3 311 (55.24%) DevOps
4 294 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
5 272 (48.31%) Amazon RDS
6 271 (48.13%) Python
7 263 (46.71%) Docker
8 260 (46.18%) Terraform
8 260 (46.18%) Java
9 254 (45.12%) Serverless
10 251 (44.58%) AWS Lambda
11 247 (43.87%) Jenkins
12 199 (35.35%) Kubernetes
13 196 (34.81%) Git (software)
14 193 (34.28%) Linux
15 175 (31.08%) Web Services
16 173 (30.73%) AWS CloudFormation
17 155 (27.53%) Continuous Integration
18 153 (27.18%) Amazon SQS
19 134 (23.80%) Security Cleared
20 133 (23.62%) Amazon ECS
21 132 (23.45%) Finance
22 130 (23.09%) Ansible
23 111 (19.72%) Microservices
24 110 (19.54%) Scrum
25 107 (19.01%) Software Engineering
26 105 (18.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
27 103 (18.29%) TDD
28 100 (17.76%) PostgreSQL
28 100 (17.76%) SC Cleared

Amazon EC2
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 56 (9.95%) Confluence
2 43 (7.64%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (6.39%) Apache
3 36 (6.39%) Tomcat
4 34 (6.04%) nginx
5 24 (4.26%) WebSphere
6 22 (3.91%) Apache Spark
7 18 (3.20%) IIS
7 18 (3.20%) Jetty
7 18 (3.20%) Mongrel
8 8 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.89%) GemFire
10 4 (0.71%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.71%) CMS
10 4 (0.71%) Headless CMS
11 3 (0.53%) Drupal
11 3 (0.53%) JBoss
12 2 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.53%) InDesign
1 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.18%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 538 (95.56%) AWS
2 327 (58.08%) Amazon S3
3 254 (45.12%) Serverless
4 251 (44.58%) AWS Lambda
5 173 (30.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 153 (27.18%) Amazon SQS
7 133 (23.62%) Amazon ECS
8 105 (18.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 94 (16.70%) OpenShift
10 82 (14.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 80 (14.21%) Route 53
12 68 (12.08%) Amazon ELB
13 67 (11.90%) GitHub
14 56 (9.95%) Amazon EMR
15 54 (9.59%) CloudFront
16 36 (6.39%) Azure
17 34 (6.04%) Amazon Kinesis
18 29 (5.15%) GCP
19 25 (4.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
20 24 (4.26%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.64%) VPN
2 29 (5.15%) TCP/IP
3 27 (4.80%) DNS
3 27 (4.80%) HTTP
4 23 (4.09%) SSL
5 22 (3.91%) IPsec
6 19 (3.37%) DHCP
6 19 (3.37%) FTP
7 18 (3.20%) Firewall
8 8 (1.42%) DSL
9 7 (1.24%) X.509
10 6 (1.07%) MQTT
10 6 (1.07%) Network Security
11 4 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.71%) SNMP
12 3 (0.53%) SSH
13 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.36%) Internet
13 2 (0.36%) tcpdump
13 2 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (48.31%) Amazon RDS
2 100 (17.76%) PostgreSQL
3 83 (14.74%) Amazon Redshift
4 57 (10.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 42 (7.46%) Amazon Athena
6 39 (6.93%) Big Data
7 35 (6.22%) MySQL
8 27 (4.80%) NoSQL
9 21 (3.73%) MongoDB
10 19 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (2.84%) Data Lake
11 16 (2.84%) Relational Database
12 14 (2.49%) MariaDB
12 14 (2.49%) SQL Server
13 8 (1.42%) Looker
13 8 (1.42%) Redis
14 7 (1.24%) Electronic Patient Records
15 6 (1.07%) Amazon Aurora
15 6 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (1.07%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 247 (43.87%) Jenkins
2 196 (34.81%) Git (software)
3 67 (11.90%) Maven
4 66 (11.72%) GitLab
4 66 (11.72%) SonarQube
5 64 (11.37%) JIRA
6 60 (10.66%) Artifactory
7 59 (10.48%) JUnit
8 52 (9.24%) Bitbucket
9 51 (9.06%) Mockito
10 50 (8.88%) DbUnit
10 50 (8.88%) jMock
11 48 (8.53%) RStudio
12 36 (6.39%) CircleCI
13 31 (5.51%) Travis CI
14 14 (2.49%) GoCD
14 14 (2.49%) Gradle
14 14 (2.49%) Subversion
15 13 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (1.78%) Snyk
General
1 132 (23.45%) Finance
2 74 (13.14%) Front Office
3 63 (11.19%) Public Sector
4 11 (1.95%) Retail
5 9 (1.60%) Banking
6 7 (1.24%) Billing
6 7 (1.24%) Publishing
7 5 (0.89%) Legal
7 5 (0.89%) Marketing
8 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.36%) Electronics
9 2 (0.36%) Law
9 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
10 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 201 (35.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 180 (31.97%) Developer
3 127 (22.56%) AWS Engineer
4 98 (17.41%) Java Developer
5 90 (15.99%) AWS DevOps
6 80 (14.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 49 (8.70%) AWS Developer
8 44 (7.82%) Architect
9 38 (6.75%) Python Developer
9 38 (6.75%) Python Engineer
10 37 (6.57%) Cloud Engineer
11 34 (6.04%) Lead Developer
12 32 (5.68%) Java Software Developer
12 32 (5.68%) Lead Java Developer
12 32 (5.68%) Lead Software Developer
13 29 (5.15%) Software Engineer
14 28 (4.97%) Senior DevOps
14 28 (4.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 27 (4.80%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 26 (4.62%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (31.08%) Web Services
2 92 (16.34%) J2EE
3 75 (13.32%) Spring
4 68 (12.08%) RESTful
5 66 (11.72%) SOAP
6 60 (10.66%) REST
7 57 (10.12%) J2SE
8 50 (8.88%) PowerMock
9 44 (7.82%) AngularJS
10 43 (7.64%) Hibernate
11 42 (7.46%) ActiveMQ
12 39 (6.93%) JPA
13 38 (6.75%) Elastic Stack
13 38 (6.75%) Kafka
14 37 (6.57%) Node.js
15 34 (6.04%) React
15 34 (6.04%) Spring Boot
16 30 (5.33%) Spring Cloud
17 23 (4.09%) .NET
18 22 (3.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.97%) Fixed Income
2 47 (8.35%) Derivative
2 47 (8.35%) Equities
3 29 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 21 (3.73%) Data Structures
6 20 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (3.37%) Cloud Native
8 16 (2.84%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.49%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (1.95%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.24%) User Experience
12 5 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.89%) NHS
12 5 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.71%) PKI
14 3 (0.53%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.53%) Clustering
15 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 193 (34.28%) Linux
2 45 (7.99%) Windows
3 33 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (4.62%) Unix
5 19 (3.37%) Ubuntu
6 17 (3.02%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.95%) CentOS
8 9 (1.60%) Amazon Linux
9 6 (1.07%) Debian
10 5 (0.89%) Android
10 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.89%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (55.24%) DevOps
2 294 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (27.53%) Continuous Integration
4 111 (19.72%) Microservices
5 110 (19.54%) Scrum
6 107 (19.01%) Software Engineering
7 103 (18.29%) TDD
8 100 (17.76%) Infrastructure as Code
9 96 (17.05%) Open Source
10 89 (15.81%) BDD
11 77 (13.68%) Asset Management
12 73 (12.97%) Configuration Management
13 71 (12.61%) Deployment Automation
14 66 (11.72%) Migration
15 64 (11.37%) Decision-Making
16 61 (10.83%) Kanban
17 44 (7.82%) Infrastructure Automation
18 34 (6.04%) Continuous Deployment
19 32 (5.68%) Analytics
19 32 (5.68%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 271 (48.13%) Python
2 260 (46.18%) Java
3 73 (12.97%) SQL
4 62 (11.01%) Bash Shell
5 57 (10.12%) R
6 54 (9.59%) JavaScript
7 35 (6.22%) Ruby
8 31 (5.51%) Groovy
9 24 (4.26%) Go
10 19 (3.37%) Java 8
10 19 (3.37%) PHP
10 19 (3.37%) PowerShell
10 19 (3.37%) Scala
11 15 (2.66%) Perl
11 15 (2.66%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.31%) C#
13 7 (1.24%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.07%) ES6
15 4 (0.71%) Clojure
15 4 (0.71%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 134 (23.80%) Security Cleared
2 100 (17.76%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.75%) AWS Certification
4 31 (5.51%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (0.89%) CISM
6 5 (0.89%) CISSP
6 5 (0.89%) CRISC
7 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.36%) Degree
9 1 (0.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.18%) CCNA
9 1 (0.18%) CCNP
9 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.18%) LPIC
9 1 (0.18%) MCITP
9 1 (0.18%) MCTS
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.07%) GDPR
2 4 (0.71%) QA
3 3 (0.53%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 263 (46.71%) Docker
2 41 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (6.75%) Postfix
4 18 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (3.20%) Xen
5 15 (2.66%) Active Directory
6 14 (2.49%) Hyper-V
7 12 (2.13%) vSphere
8 7 (1.24%) OpenAM
8 7 (1.24%) OpenDJ
9 3 (0.53%) HDFS
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.36%) BusyBox
10 2 (0.36%) Varnish
11 1 (0.18%) iptables
11 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 260 (46.18%) Terraform
2 199 (35.35%) Kubernetes
3 130 (23.09%) Ansible
4 94 (16.70%) Puppet
5 58 (10.30%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (6.04%) Packer
7 17 (3.02%) Istio
8 16 (2.84%) Prometheus
9 14 (2.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 14 (2.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 7 (1.24%) Grafana
10 7 (1.24%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.07%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.89%) Consul
12 5 (0.89%) Nagios
12 5 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.71%) Rancher
14 3 (0.53%) Kibana
15 2 (0.36%) Graphite
Vendors
1 43 (7.64%) VMware
2 33 (5.86%) Google
3 24 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 20 (3.55%) Red Hat
5 19 (3.37%) Oracle
6 12 (2.13%) Splunk
7 8 (1.42%) Adobe
7 8 (1.42%) ForgeRock
7 8 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.42%) Tableau
7 8 (1.42%) Talend
8 6 (1.07%) Informatica
9 5 (0.89%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.89%) SAP
10 4 (0.71%) Black Duck
10 4 (0.71%) Okta
11 3 (0.53%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.53%) NetIQ
11 3 (0.53%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.53%) Sophos