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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
UK / England
Rank 374 445 451
Rank change year-on-year +71 +6  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 209 168 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.91% 4.23% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 123 87
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £444 £405
% change year-on-year +1.40% +9.56%  
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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5339 3974 2493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 12.94% 8.17% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3729 2778 1619
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 72 87
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in England

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in England

Amazon EC2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +50 148 £500 +5.26% 40
North West +31 17 £425 -15.00% 1
South West +11 17 £435 +16.00% 6
South East -3 9 £450 -2.17% 7
East of England 0 6 £550 +44.19% 7
North East -1 6 £500 - 2
East Midlands - 3 £363 - 1
Yorkshire +2 2 £463 -15.90%
Amazon EC2
UK

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 436 (96.46%) Amazon AWS
2 247 (54.65%) DevOps
3 241 (53.32%) Amazon S3
4 230 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
5 207 (45.80%) Linux
6 181 (40.04%) Java
7 164 (36.28%) Amazon RDS
8 160 (35.40%) Jenkins
9 159 (35.18%) Docker
10 147 (32.52%) Puppet
11 137 (30.31%) Python
12 136 (30.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 121 (26.77%) AWS CloudFormation
14 119 (26.33%) Opscode Chef
15 118 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
16 103 (22.79%) Web Services
17 101 (22.35%) Microservices
18 100 (22.12%) Ruby
19 96 (21.24%) Ansible
20 84 (18.58%) Terraform
21 81 (17.92%) TDD
21 81 (17.92%) Configuration Management
22 80 (17.70%) Scrum
22 80 (17.70%) Git (software)
23 78 (17.26%) Bash Shell
23 78 (17.26%) Route 53
24 77 (17.04%) nginx
24 77 (17.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
25 74 (16.37%) Amazon SQS
25 74 (16.37%) JavaScript

Amazon EC2
Top Related 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 77 (17.04%) nginx
2 73 (16.15%) Elasticsearch
3 50 (11.06%) Apache
4 47 (10.40%) Tomcat
5 43 (9.51%) Apache Spark
6 38 (8.41%) IIS
7 31 (6.86%) Confluence
8 22 (4.87%) WebSphere
9 20 (4.42%) Jetty
9 20 (4.42%) Mongrel
10 14 (3.10%) Apache Pig
11 13 (2.88%) Mule
11 13 (2.88%) Mule ESB
12 10 (2.21%) JBoss
13 7 (1.55%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.55%) SAS
14 5 (1.11%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (1.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.44%) SPSS
4 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (4.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 436 (96.46%) Amazon AWS
2 241 (53.32%) Amazon S3
3 136 (30.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 121 (26.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 78 (17.26%) Route 53
6 74 (16.37%) Amazon SQS
7 72 (15.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 68 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 67 (14.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 65 (14.38%) Amazon ELB
11 60 (13.27%) AWS Lambda
12 53 (11.73%) Amazon EMR
13 46 (10.18%) CloudFront
14 39 (8.63%) AWS CloudTrail
15 32 (7.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 31 (6.86%) PaaS
17 30 (6.64%) GitHub
18 24 (5.31%) Google Cloud Platform
19 23 (5.09%) Amazon Kinesis
20 20 (4.42%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 49 (10.84%) HTTP
2 47 (10.40%) VPN
3 41 (9.07%) TCP/IP
4 34 (7.52%) SSL
5 29 (6.42%) DNS
6 23 (5.09%) DHCP
6 23 (5.09%) IPsec
7 20 (4.42%) Firewall
7 20 (4.42%) FTP
8 7 (1.55%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.55%) SSH
9 6 (1.33%) LDAP
10 5 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.11%) LAN
10 5 (1.11%) Network Security
10 5 (1.11%) OpenVPN
10 5 (1.11%) WAN
11 4 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.66%) SAN
12 3 (0.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (36.28%) Amazon RDS
2 77 (17.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 61 (13.50%) NoSQL
4 55 (12.17%) Hadoop
5 54 (11.95%) Big Data
6 46 (10.18%) SQL Server
7 40 (8.85%) MySQL
8 36 (7.96%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (7.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (7.52%) MongoDB
11 31 (6.86%) Amazon Redshift
12 30 (6.64%) Relational Database
13 29 (6.42%) Apache Hive
14 20 (4.42%) HBase
15 17 (3.76%) RDBMS
16 16 (3.54%) Redis
17 15 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (2.21%) Neo4j
19 9 (1.99%) Impala
20 8 (1.77%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 160 (35.40%) Jenkins
2 80 (17.70%) Git (software)
3 43 (9.51%) Maven
4 37 (8.19%) TeamCity
5 35 (7.74%) JIRA
6 34 (7.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 26 (5.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (4.42%) Travis CI
9 19 (4.20%) JUnit
10 16 (3.54%) Vagrant
11 15 (3.32%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (3.10%) Subversion
13 11 (2.43%) SonarQube
14 10 (2.21%) Artifactory
14 10 (2.21%) Mockito
14 10 (2.21%) RSpec
15 9 (1.99%) Cucumber
16 7 (1.55%) Bitbucket
16 7 (1.55%) GitLab
16 7 (1.55%) Gradle
General
1 58 (12.83%) Finance
2 20 (4.42%) Marketing
3 19 (4.20%) Electronics
3 19 (4.20%) Manufacturing
3 19 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.88%) Games
5 11 (2.43%) Retail
6 10 (2.21%) Banking
7 7 (1.55%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.33%) Law
8 6 (1.33%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.88%) Front Office
10 3 (0.66%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.66%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 140 (30.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 122 (26.99%) Developer
3 106 (23.45%) AWS Engineer
4 98 (21.68%) AWS DevOps
5 63 (13.94%) Java Developer
6 40 (8.85%) AWS Developer
7 38 (8.41%) Architect
8 33 (7.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 26 (5.75%) Linux Engineer
10 24 (5.31%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 21 (4.65%) AWS Architect
13 19 (4.20%) Data Engineer
14 18 (3.98%) Consultant
15 17 (3.76%) .NET Developer
15 17 (3.76%) Administrator
15 17 (3.76%) C# Developer
15 17 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
16 16 (3.54%) Big Data Engineer
16 16 (3.54%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (22.79%) Web Services
2 63 (13.94%) .NET
3 56 (12.39%) Spring
4 55 (12.17%) Node.js
5 46 (10.18%) REST
6 39 (8.63%) Elastic Stack
7 37 (8.19%) JSON
8 35 (7.74%) AngularJS
9 34 (7.52%) Kafka
10 32 (7.08%) J2EE
11 31 (6.86%) ASP.NET
11 31 (6.86%) HTML
12 28 (6.19%) RabbitMQ
13 27 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 26 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (5.53%) Apache Camel
15 25 (5.53%) XML
16 24 (5.31%) Ember.js
17 22 (4.87%) Swagger
18 21 (4.65%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.96%) Public Cloud
2 24 (5.31%) Linux Command Line
3 20 (4.42%) User Experience
4 17 (3.76%) Algorithms
5 15 (3.32%) Blog
6 12 (2.65%) PKI
7 11 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.77%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.55%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.33%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.88%) Replication
13 3 (0.66%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.66%) Wiki
14 2 (0.44%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 207 (45.80%) Linux
2 58 (12.83%) Windows
3 48 (10.62%) CentOS
4 41 (9.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (6.19%) Unix
6 15 (3.32%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.11%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.88%) Android
8 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.88%) CoreOS
8 4 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.44%) AIX
9 2 (0.44%) Debian
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (54.65%) DevOps
2 230 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
4 101 (22.35%) Microservices
5 81 (17.92%) Configuration Management
5 81 (17.92%) TDD
6 80 (17.70%) Scrum
7 61 (13.50%) High Availability
8 57 (12.61%) Auto-Scaling
9 52 (11.50%) Open Source
10 51 (11.28%) BDD
11 45 (9.96%) E-Commerce
12 44 (9.73%) MVC
13 39 (8.63%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (8.41%) Kanban
15 36 (7.96%) Software Engineering
16 30 (6.64%) Machine Learning
17 28 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (5.75%) Load Balancing
19 22 (4.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 181 (40.04%) Java
2 137 (30.31%) Python
3 100 (22.12%) Ruby
4 78 (17.26%) Bash Shell
5 74 (16.37%) JavaScript
6 70 (15.49%) Scala
7 59 (13.05%) SQL
8 49 (10.84%) C#
9 31 (6.86%) Perl
10 24 (5.31%) Go
11 23 (5.09%) PHP
12 20 (4.42%) PowerShell
13 17 (3.76%) R
14 13 (2.88%) C
15 9 (1.99%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.77%) C++
17 7 (1.55%) ActionScript
17 7 (1.55%) ActionScript 2.0
18 6 (1.33%) Groovy
19 4 (0.88%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 47 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.74%) AWS Certification
3 33 (7.30%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.33%) Degree
6 5 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.66%) CISSP
7 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.44%) CCNA
8 2 (0.44%) CCNP
8 2 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.44%) SANS
8 2 (0.44%) SSCP
9 1 (0.22%) CCIE
9 1 (0.22%) CISA
9 1 (0.22%) MCSE
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PhD
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.30%) QA
2 5 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.44%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 159 (35.18%) Docker
2 31 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.42%) Xen
4 18 (3.98%) Active Directory
5 14 (3.10%) HDFS
6 11 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.99%) vCloud
8 6 (1.33%) LXC
8 6 (1.33%) Squid
9 5 (1.11%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.88%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.88%) Postfix
11 2 (0.44%) iptables
11 2 (0.44%) NFS
11 2 (0.44%) Samba
11 2 (0.44%) vSphere
11 2 (0.44%) XenApp
12 1 (0.22%) Gluster
12 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 147 (32.52%) Puppet
2 119 (26.33%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (21.24%) Ansible
4 84 (18.58%) Terraform
5 39 (8.63%) Kubernetes
6 24 (5.31%) Kibana
7 23 (5.09%) logstash
8 14 (3.10%) Hadoop YARN
9 12 (2.65%) Graphite
9 12 (2.65%) Salt
10 10 (2.21%) HAProxy
10 10 (2.21%) Nagios
11 9 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (1.77%) Packer
13 7 (1.55%) Grafana
13 7 (1.55%) Mesos
13 7 (1.55%) Rsyslog
14 6 (1.33%) SELinux
14 6 (1.33%) StatsD
15 5 (1.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 45 (9.96%) VMware
2 35 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.42%) Google
3 29 (6.42%) Oracle
4 27 (5.97%) New Relic
5 21 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 20 (4.42%) SAP
7 16 (3.54%) SaltStack
8 15 (3.32%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.43%) IBM
10 7 (1.55%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.33%) Tableau
12 5 (1.11%) Cisco
12 5 (1.11%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.11%) Splunk
12 5 (1.11%) Trend Micro
13 4 (0.88%) HP
13 4 (0.88%) Juniper
13 4 (0.88%) Sonatype
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