Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 283 271 349
Rank change year-on-year -12 +78 +95
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 580 883 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.98% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.89% 3.79% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 662 475
England median daily rate £545 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £420 £413 £400
90th Percentile £688 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 20,053 23,309 17,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.23% 25.74% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,738 16,246 11,974
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £493 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 304 207
England median hourly rate £21.34 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.94% -7.89% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.50 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £20.64 £17.50 £19.31
% change year-on-year +17.91% -9.39% +1.64%

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Amazon EC2 in England

Amazon EC2
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor 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 21 January 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 -6 291 £563 +7.14% 100
North of England -21 122 £500 +2.30% 35
North West +22 86 £475 +2.70% 21
Midlands +60 76 £500 +2.56% 20
West Midlands +89 71 £500 +11.11% 15
South East +20 39 £600 +20.00% 18
East of England +30 27 £600 +8.11% 11
South West +18 27 £500 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire -36 24 £505 +1.00% 12
North East +17 13 £700 +40.00% 2
East Midlands +1 5 £450 -7.69% 5
Amazon EC2
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 563 (97.07%) AWS
2 353 (60.86%) DevOps
3 296 (51.03%) Amazon RDS
4 289 (49.83%) Amazon S3
5 280 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
6 268 (46.21%) Jenkins
7 250 (43.10%) Serverless
8 248 (42.76%) Java
9 239 (41.21%) AWS Lambda
10 237 (40.86%) Terraform
11 230 (39.66%) Docker
12 222 (38.28%) Python
13 212 (36.55%) Linux
14 198 (34.14%) AWS CloudFormation
15 195 (33.62%) Git (software)
16 194 (33.45%) Web Services
17 163 (28.10%) Amazon SQS
18 151 (26.03%) Kubernetes
19 150 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
20 138 (23.79%) Ansible
21 136 (23.45%) Scrum
22 135 (23.28%) Security Cleared
23 131 (22.59%) Puppet
24 123 (21.21%) Amazon ECS
25 121 (20.86%) SC Cleared
26 113 (19.48%) Microservices
27 110 (18.97%) RESTful
27 110 (18.97%) Configuration Management
28 109 (18.79%) TDD
28 109 (18.79%) Virtual Private Cloud

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 59 (10.17%) Confluence
2 41 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (6.90%) Apache
3 40 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 39 (6.72%) nginx
5 27 (4.66%) WebSphere
6 22 (3.79%) IIS
6 22 (3.79%) Jetty
6 22 (3.79%) Mongrel
7 19 (3.28%) Apache Spark
8 9 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.69%) GemFire
11 3 (0.52%) CMS
11 3 (0.52%) Headless CMS
11 3 (0.52%) Moodle
12 2 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.34%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.52%) InDesign
1 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.34%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 563 (97.07%) AWS
2 289 (49.83%) Amazon S3
3 250 (43.10%) Serverless
4 239 (41.21%) AWS Lambda
5 198 (34.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 163 (28.10%) Amazon SQS
7 123 (21.21%) Amazon ECS
8 109 (18.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 97 (16.72%) Route 53
10 94 (16.21%) Amazon ELB
11 71 (12.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 66 (11.38%) OpenShift
13 58 (10.00%) GitHub
14 56 (9.66%) CloudFront
15 41 (7.07%) Azure
16 34 (5.86%) Amazon EMR
16 34 (5.86%) AWS CodePipeline
17 31 (5.34%) GCP
18 29 (5.00%) Amazon Kinesis
19 24 (4.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.76%) VPN
2 35 (6.03%) DNS
3 32 (5.52%) TCP/IP
4 31 (5.34%) HTTP
5 26 (4.48%) IPsec
6 25 (4.31%) DHCP
6 25 (4.31%) SSL
7 22 (3.79%) FTP
8 16 (2.76%) Firewall
9 8 (1.38%) DSL
10 7 (1.21%) Network Security
11 6 (1.03%) Internet
12 4 (0.69%) SNMP
13 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.34%) LAN
13 2 (0.34%) NAS
13 2 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.34%) SAN
13 2 (0.34%) WAN
13 2 (0.34%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (51.03%) Amazon RDS
2 97 (16.72%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (11.90%) Amazon Redshift
4 62 (10.69%) MySQL
5 59 (10.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 25 (4.31%) Amazon Athena
7 21 (3.62%) SQL Server
8 20 (3.45%) NoSQL
9 19 (3.28%) Big Data
10 17 (2.93%) Data Lake
11 14 (2.41%) MongoDB
12 12 (2.07%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.90%) Relational Database
14 10 (1.72%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.72%) Redis
15 8 (1.38%) MariaDB
16 7 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.86%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.86%) HBase
Development Applications
1 268 (46.21%) Jenkins
2 195 (33.62%) Git (software)
3 92 (15.86%) Maven
4 86 (14.83%) SonarQube
5 81 (13.97%) JUnit
6 80 (13.79%) Mockito
7 70 (12.07%) DbUnit
7 70 (12.07%) jMock
8 67 (11.55%) JIRA
9 50 (8.62%) Artifactory
10 43 (7.41%) GitLab
11 37 (6.38%) RStudio
12 29 (5.00%) Bitbucket
13 26 (4.48%) Travis CI
14 23 (3.97%) CircleCI
15 18 (3.10%) Gradle
16 17 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (2.93%) Cucumber
17 16 (2.76%) Selenium
18 10 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (13.79%) Finance
2 50 (8.62%) Public Sector
3 48 (8.28%) Front Office
4 21 (3.62%) Retail
5 12 (2.07%) Banking
6 7 (1.21%) Publishing
7 6 (1.03%) Billing
8 5 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.69%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 199 (34.31%) Developer
1 199 (34.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 153 (26.38%) AWS Engineer
3 120 (20.69%) Java Developer
4 108 (18.62%) AWS DevOps
5 96 (16.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 49 (8.45%) AWS Developer
7 37 (6.38%) Lead Developer
8 36 (6.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 33 (5.69%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 32 (5.52%) Lead Software Developer
11 31 (5.34%) Python Engineer
12 28 (4.83%) Architect
13 27 (4.66%) Java Software Developer
13 27 (4.66%) Lead Java Developer
13 27 (4.66%) Python Developer
14 26 (4.48%) Data Engineer
15 25 (4.31%) PHP Developer
15 25 (4.31%) Senior DevOps
15 25 (4.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (33.45%) Web Services
2 110 (18.97%) RESTful
3 88 (15.17%) J2EE
4 87 (15.00%) Spring
5 78 (13.45%) SOAP
6 70 (12.07%) PowerMock
7 55 (9.48%) ActiveMQ
8 52 (8.97%) AngularJS
9 50 (8.62%) Hibernate
10 48 (8.28%) REST
11 46 (7.93%) JPA
12 41 (7.07%) J2SE
13 40 (6.90%) Spring Cloud
14 38 (6.55%) .NET
15 37 (6.38%) Node.js
16 35 (6.03%) Elastic Stack
17 31 (5.34%) Spring Boot
18 23 (3.97%) Laravel
19 22 (3.79%) Servlets
20 19 (3.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.48%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (8.28%) Fixed Income
3 24 (4.14%) Derivative
3 24 (4.14%) Equities
4 21 (3.62%) Cloud Native
5 20 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (2.07%) NHS
8 10 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.72%) PKI
8 10 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.55%) User Experience
10 6 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.52%) Clustering
12 3 (0.52%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.52%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 212 (36.55%) Linux
2 67 (11.55%) Windows
3 55 (9.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (5.86%) Unix
5 23 (3.97%) Ubuntu
6 20 (3.45%) Windows Server
7 17 (2.93%) CentOS
8 8 (1.38%) Debian
9 5 (0.86%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.52%) Android
10 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.52%) VMS
11 2 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (60.86%) DevOps
2 280 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
4 136 (23.45%) Scrum
5 113 (19.48%) Microservices
6 110 (18.97%) Configuration Management
7 109 (18.79%) TDD
8 101 (17.41%) Open Source
9 96 (16.55%) BDD
10 93 (16.03%) Kanban
11 91 (15.69%) Migration
12 88 (15.17%) Software Engineering
13 68 (11.72%) Infrastructure as Code
14 57 (9.83%) Asset Management
15 53 (9.14%) Deployment Automation
16 52 (8.97%) Decision-Making
17 51 (8.79%) E-Commerce
18 36 (6.21%) BPMN
18 36 (6.21%) Infrastructure Automation
19 24 (4.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 248 (42.76%) Java
2 222 (38.28%) Python
3 79 (13.62%) SQL
4 68 (11.72%) Bash Shell
5 50 (8.62%) R
6 44 (7.59%) JavaScript
7 40 (6.90%) PHP
8 30 (5.17%) Ruby
9 25 (4.31%) Groovy
9 25 (4.31%) PowerShell
10 23 (3.97%) Scala
11 18 (3.10%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.93%) Java 8
13 10 (1.72%) Perl
14 7 (1.21%) C#
14 7 (1.21%) Go
15 3 (0.52%) C++
15 3 (0.52%) Clojure
15 3 (0.52%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 135 (23.28%) Security Cleared
2 121 (20.86%) SC Cleared
3 60 (10.34%) AWS Certification
4 13 (2.24%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.21%) Degree
7 4 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.69%) RHCE
8 3 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.52%) MCSA
8 3 (0.52%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) LPIC
9 1 (0.17%) MCITP
9 1 (0.17%) MCTS
9 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.38%) QA
2 4 (0.69%) HIPAA
2 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.17%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 230 (39.66%) Docker
2 58 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (9.14%) Postfix
4 26 (4.48%) vSphere
5 22 (3.79%) Xen
6 18 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (2.93%) Hyper-V
8 15 (2.59%) Active Directory
9 3 (0.52%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 237 (40.86%) Terraform
2 151 (26.03%) Kubernetes
3 138 (23.79%) Ansible
4 131 (22.59%) Puppet
5 59 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (7.76%) Packer
7 22 (3.79%) Prometheus
8 14 (2.41%) Grafana
8 14 (2.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 14 (2.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 9 (1.55%) Istio
9 9 (1.55%) Kibana
10 8 (1.38%) Consul
10 8 (1.38%) Rancher
10 8 (1.38%) ZABBIX
11 7 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (1.03%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.86%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 5 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 4 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 61 (10.52%) VMware
2 39 (6.72%) Google
3 30 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 27 (4.66%) Splunk
5 21 (3.62%) Oracle
6 16 (2.76%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.72%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.55%) Ping Identity
9 7 (1.21%) Adobe
9 7 (1.21%) AppDynamics
9 7 (1.21%) Black Duck
9 7 (1.21%) Teradata
10 6 (1.03%) New Relic
11 5 (0.86%) ForgeRock
11 5 (0.86%) NetIQ
11 5 (0.86%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.69%) Okta
13 3 (0.52%) SAP
13 3 (0.52%) Sophos
13 3 (0.52%) Talend