Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 211 281 278
Rank change year-on-year +70 -3 +143
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 305 762 884
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.19% 0.96% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.75% 3.26% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 477 684
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £405 £404 £413
90th Percentile £713 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £60.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.15% +89.06% -8.57%
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £60.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -38.02% +89.06% -8.57%

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 8,142 23,356 21,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.82% 29.36% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,480 16,031 15,106
Median daily rate £500 £500 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.71% +3.24%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
90th Percentile £694 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 367 315
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +18.42% -7.32%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £82.50 £63.58
Median hourly rate £32.75 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +52.33% +19.44% -10.00%

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 28 September 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
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 28 September 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 +75 227 £550 -4.35% 56
North of England +41 30 £438 -7.89% 29
South West +93 18 £525 +5.00% 10
South East +165 15 £500 -0.50% 10
North West +15 13 £405 -14.74% 19
North East +32 11 £461 -6.82% 1
East of England +86 10 £345 -43.67% 3
Yorkshire +71 5 £559 +31.47% 9
East Midlands +58 1 £400 -20.00% 1
Midlands +10 1 £400 -15.79% 9
Amazon EC2
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 304 (99.67%) AWS
2 225 (73.77%) Amazon S3
3 182 (59.67%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (59.34%) Python
5 173 (56.72%) Serverless
6 167 (54.75%) Java
7 165 (54.10%) AWS Lambda
8 153 (50.16%) DevOps
9 147 (48.20%) Amazon RDS
10 140 (45.90%) Web Services
11 136 (44.59%) Terraform
12 130 (42.62%) Docker
13 129 (42.30%) Finance
14 126 (41.31%) Software Engineering
15 124 (40.66%) Kubernetes
16 118 (38.69%) Jenkins
17 107 (35.08%) Front Office
17 107 (35.08%) Fixed Income
17 107 (35.08%) Asset Management
18 103 (33.77%) Derivative
18 103 (33.77%) Equities
19 100 (32.79%) AWS CloudFormation
20 89 (29.18%) SQL
21 82 (26.89%) Linux
21 82 (26.89%) Amazon ECS
22 80 (26.23%) JavaScript
23 75 (24.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
24 70 (22.95%) OpenShift
25 69 (22.62%) Amazon SQS
26 68 (22.30%) Deployment Automation

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 19 (6.23%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (5.57%) Confluence
3 16 (5.25%) Apache Spark
4 13 (4.26%) Apache
5 10 (3.28%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.62%) Jupyter
7 4 (1.31%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.98%) CMS
8 3 (0.98%) IIS
8 3 (0.98%) nginx
8 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.66%) Drupal
9 2 (0.66%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.66%) Jetty
9 2 (0.66%) Mongrel
9 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.33%) Luigi
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 304 (99.67%) AWS
2 225 (73.77%) Amazon S3
3 173 (56.72%) Serverless
4 165 (54.10%) AWS Lambda
5 100 (32.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 82 (26.89%) Amazon ECS
7 70 (22.95%) OpenShift
8 69 (22.62%) Amazon SQS
9 61 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 45 (14.75%) Route 53
11 44 (14.43%) Azure
12 41 (13.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 35 (11.48%) Amazon EKS
14 25 (8.20%) Amazon ELB
15 23 (7.54%) GitHub
16 18 (5.90%) AWS CodePipeline
17 17 (5.57%) AWS CloudTrail
18 16 (5.25%) CloudFront
19 11 (3.61%) Amazon Cognito
19 11 (3.61%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.92%) Firewall
2 11 (3.61%) DNS
3 9 (2.95%) Skype
4 7 (2.30%) DHCP
5 6 (1.97%) HTTP
5 6 (1.97%) SSL
5 6 (1.97%) VPN
6 4 (1.31%) FTP
6 4 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.98%) Internet
7 3 (0.98%) Network Security
8 2 (0.66%) IPsec
8 2 (0.66%) SMTP
8 2 (0.66%) SSH
8 2 (0.66%) X.509
9 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (48.20%) Amazon RDS
2 75 (24.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 60 (19.67%) Amazon Redshift
4 48 (15.74%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (6.23%) NoSQL
6 16 (5.25%) Big Data
7 14 (4.59%) MongoDB
8 10 (3.28%) MySQL
9 9 (2.95%) Cosmos DB
9 9 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.95%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.62%) Amazon Aurora
10 8 (2.62%) ArangoDB
10 8 (2.62%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.30%) Apache Ignite
11 7 (2.30%) Data Lake
11 7 (2.30%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.97%) Amazon Athena
12 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 118 (38.69%) Jenkins
2 55 (18.03%) Artifactory
3 43 (14.10%) Git (software)
4 37 (12.13%) RStudio
5 21 (6.89%) JIRA
5 21 (6.89%) Maven
6 17 (5.57%) GitLab
6 17 (5.57%) SonarQube
7 14 (4.59%) DbUnit
7 14 (4.59%) jMock
7 14 (4.59%) JUnit
7 14 (4.59%) Mockito
8 10 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (2.95%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.97%) Spinnaker
11 5 (1.64%) Terragrunt
11 5 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.98%) Postman
12 3 (0.98%) Selenium
12 3 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 129 (42.30%) Finance
2 107 (35.08%) Front Office
3 37 (12.13%) Banking
4 27 (8.85%) Investment Banking
5 21 (6.89%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.31%) Games
7 2 (0.66%) Legal
7 2 (0.66%) Marketing
7 2 (0.66%) Retail
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (39.67%) Developer
2 90 (29.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 87 (28.52%) AWS Engineer
4 65 (21.31%) Python Engineer
5 64 (20.98%) AWS DevOps
6 55 (18.03%) Software Engineer
7 54 (17.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 54 (17.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 52 (17.05%) Python Developer
9 44 (14.43%) Java Developer
10 33 (10.82%) AWS Developer
11 32 (10.49%) Python Software Engineer
12 29 (9.51%) JavaScript Developer
13 28 (9.18%) JavaScript Engineer
14 26 (8.52%) Cloud Engineer
14 26 (8.52%) Java Software Developer
15 22 (7.21%) Java Engineer
15 22 (7.21%) Lead Developer
15 22 (7.21%) Lead Java Developer
15 22 (7.21%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (45.90%) Web Services
2 62 (20.33%) React
3 58 (19.02%) AngularJS
4 54 (17.70%) J2EE
5 53 (17.38%) Vue.js
6 44 (14.43%) J2SE
7 31 (10.16%) REST
8 24 (7.87%) RESTful
9 23 (7.54%) Kafka
10 22 (7.21%) .NET
10 22 (7.21%) SOAP
11 21 (6.89%) Spring
12 20 (6.56%) Elastic Stack
13 14 (4.59%) GraphQL
13 14 (4.59%) PowerMock
14 10 (3.28%) Apache Camel
14 10 (3.28%) Node.js
15 9 (2.95%) Hibernate
15 9 (2.95%) JSON
15 9 (2.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 107 (35.08%) Fixed Income
2 103 (33.77%) Derivative
2 103 (33.77%) Equities
3 53 (17.38%) Hedge funds
4 51 (16.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (5.25%) Cloud Native
5 16 (5.25%) Public Cloud
6 14 (4.59%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (3.28%) PKI
8 4 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.98%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.98%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.98%) Replication
10 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 82 (26.89%) Linux
2 26 (8.52%) Windows
3 16 (5.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (3.93%) CentOS
5 10 (3.28%) Unix
6 7 (2.30%) Debian
7 4 (1.31%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.31%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.98%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.66%) VMS
10 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (59.67%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (50.16%) DevOps
3 126 (41.31%) Software Engineering
4 107 (35.08%) Asset Management
5 68 (22.30%) Deployment Automation
6 57 (18.69%) Microservices
7 56 (18.36%) Decision-Making
8 45 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (13.77%) Infrastructure Automation
10 32 (10.49%) Continuous Delivery
10 32 (10.49%) Migration
10 32 (10.49%) Scrum
11 31 (10.16%) Infrastructure as Code
12 27 (8.85%) Investment Management
13 22 (7.21%) BDD
13 22 (7.21%) TDD
14 21 (6.89%) Configuration Management
15 17 (5.57%) Open Source
16 16 (5.25%) Kanban
17 15 (4.92%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 181 (59.34%) Python
2 167 (54.75%) Java
3 89 (29.18%) SQL
4 80 (26.23%) JavaScript
5 51 (16.72%) Kotlin
6 40 (13.11%) Bash Shell
7 37 (12.13%) R
8 30 (9.84%) TypeScript
9 17 (5.57%) PowerShell
10 16 (5.25%) C#
11 15 (4.92%) Scala
12 13 (4.26%) Java 8
13 12 (3.93%) PHP
14 8 (2.62%) Go
14 8 (2.62%) Ruby
15 7 (2.30%) Clojure
16 5 (1.64%) T-SQL
17 4 (1.31%) Perl
18 3 (0.98%) C++
19 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 45 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.54%) AWS Certification
4 10 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.28%) Degree
5 8 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.62%) Master's Degree
6 7 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.98%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.66%) CISM
8 2 (0.66%) CISSP
8 2 (0.66%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.62%) NCSC
2 7 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.31%) QA
4 3 (0.98%) SLA
5 2 (0.66%) GDPR
6 1 (0.33%) NIST
6 1 (0.33%) NIST 800
System Software
1 130 (42.62%) Docker
2 17 (5.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.62%) vSphere
5 5 (1.64%) Postfix
6 3 (0.98%) Gluster
6 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.66%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.66%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.66%) Xen
8 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.33%) UAG
8 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.33%) XenApp
8 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 136 (44.59%) Terraform
2 124 (40.66%) Kubernetes
3 50 (16.39%) Ansible
4 34 (11.15%) Puppet
5 27 (8.85%) Packer
6 14 (4.59%) Prometheus
7 12 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (3.61%) Consul
8 11 (3.61%) Grafana
9 8 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.97%) Kibana
10 6 (1.97%) PingFederate
11 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.31%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.66%) Graphite
13 2 (0.66%) Rundeck
14 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.33%) Mesos
Vendors
1 17 (5.57%) Oracle
2 13 (4.26%) Splunk
2 13 (4.26%) VMware
3 10 (3.28%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.95%) Google
4 9 (2.95%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.30%) Zscaler
6 6 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.97%) Tableau
7 5 (1.64%) Dynatrace
7 5 (1.64%) MuleSoft
7 5 (1.64%) NetIQ
7 5 (1.64%) SAP
8 4 (1.31%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.31%) ForgeRock
8 4 (1.31%) Talend
9 3 (0.98%) Citrix
9 3 (0.98%) CloudEndure
9 3 (0.98%) Informatica
10 2 (0.66%) Adobe