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 27 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 398 434 490
Rank change year-on-year +36 +56  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 209 191 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.46% 3.79% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 151 92
Median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £300
% change year-on-year +5.88% +41.66%  
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 6039 5043 3215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.96% 10.17% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4110 3583 2114
Median daily rate £475 £467 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% +13.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 66 63
Median hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.63% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.50 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 +10 147 £525 +10.52% 34
South East +20 22 £475 +11.76% 5
South West +11 15 £444 +10.93% 4
North West +23 12 £500 +5.26% 2
East Midlands +1 7 £419 -1.47% 1
East of England - 3 £438 - 5
Yorkshire +26 2 £550 +3.96% 3
West Midlands +13 2 £500 +20.48% 3
North East +72 1 £450 -16.66%
Amazon EC2
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 409 (97.61%) Amazon AWS
2 239 (57.04%) DevOps
3 202 (48.21%) Amazon S3
4 195 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
5 183 (43.68%) Linux
6 172 (41.05%) Jenkins
7 163 (38.90%) Docker
8 152 (36.28%) Java
9 147 (35.08%) Puppet
10 123 (29.36%) Amazon RDS
10 123 (29.36%) Microservices
11 117 (27.92%) Continuous Integration
12 116 (27.68%) Python
13 111 (26.49%) Ansible
14 109 (26.01%) AWS CloudFormation
15 107 (25.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 106 (25.30%) Git (software)
17 105 (25.06%) Scrum
18 104 (24.82%) Opscode Chef
19 89 (21.24%) Node.js
20 88 (21.00%) AWS Lambda
21 85 (20.29%) Elasticsearch
21 85 (20.29%) Ruby
22 83 (19.81%) Configuration Management
22 83 (19.81%) Terraform
23 79 (18.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
24 77 (18.38%) Web Services
25 76 (18.14%) TDD
26 73 (17.42%) JavaScript
27 66 (15.75%) Amazon SQS

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 85 (20.29%) Elasticsearch
2 52 (12.41%) nginx
3 48 (11.46%) Apache
4 32 (7.64%) Tomcat
5 30 (7.16%) Confluence
6 27 (6.44%) IIS
7 24 (5.73%) Apache Spark
8 18 (4.30%) WebSphere
9 16 (3.82%) Jetty
9 16 (3.82%) Mongrel
10 11 (2.63%) Apache Pig
11 10 (2.39%) JBoss
12 9 (2.15%) Mule
12 9 (2.15%) Mule ESB
13 7 (1.67%) OpenStack
14 6 (1.43%) Apache Solr
14 6 (1.43%) SAS
15 5 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) HipChat
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 409 (97.61%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (48.21%) Amazon S3
3 109 (26.01%) AWS CloudFormation
4 107 (25.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 88 (21.00%) AWS Lambda
6 66 (15.75%) Amazon SQS
7 63 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 61 (14.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 60 (14.32%) Amazon ELB
10 59 (14.08%) Route 53
11 52 (12.41%) GitHub
12 45 (10.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 31 (7.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 31 (7.40%) CloudFront
14 25 (5.97%) PaaS
15 24 (5.73%) Google Cloud Platform
16 21 (5.01%) Amazon EMR
17 20 (4.77%) Twilio
18 16 (3.82%) Google App Engine
19 15 (3.58%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 51 (12.17%) HTTP
2 38 (9.07%) DNS
3 30 (7.16%) TCP/IP
4 24 (5.73%) VPN
5 23 (5.49%) SSL
6 18 (4.30%) Firewall
6 18 (4.30%) IPsec
7 17 (4.06%) DHCP
8 16 (3.82%) FTP
8 16 (3.82%) OpenLDAP
9 12 (2.86%) SSH
10 10 (2.39%) OpenVPN
11 7 (1.67%) SMTP
12 5 (1.19%) MQTT
12 5 (1.19%) Network Security
12 5 (1.19%) WAN
13 4 (0.95%) DSL
13 4 (0.95%) LAN
13 4 (0.95%) tcpdump
13 4 (0.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (29.36%) Amazon RDS
2 79 (18.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 61 (14.56%) Hadoop
4 51 (12.17%) NoSQL
5 50 (11.93%) PostgreSQL
6 46 (10.98%) SQL Server
7 45 (10.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 44 (10.50%) Big Data
9 35 (8.35%) MySQL
10 24 (5.73%) Apache Hive
10 24 (5.73%) Redis
11 22 (5.25%) Relational Database
12 20 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (4.77%) HBase
13 19 (4.53%) Amazon Redshift
14 18 (4.30%) MongoDB
15 15 (3.58%) RDBMS
16 9 (2.15%) Neo4j
17 7 (1.67%) RethinkDB
18 6 (1.43%) Impala
Development Applications
1 172 (41.05%) Jenkins
2 106 (25.30%) Git (software)
3 60 (14.32%) Maven
4 44 (10.50%) TeamCity
5 38 (9.07%) JIRA
5 38 (9.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 23 (5.49%) JUnit
6 23 (5.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 19 (4.53%) Ant
8 18 (4.30%) Bitbucket
9 17 (4.06%) SonarQube
9 17 (4.06%) Travis CI
10 14 (3.34%) Gradle
11 13 (3.10%) Eclipse
12 11 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (2.63%) Liquibase
13 9 (2.15%) Subversion
13 9 (2.15%) Vagrant
14 8 (1.91%) Artifactory
14 8 (1.91%) IntelliJ
General
1 46 (10.98%) Finance
2 22 (5.25%) Marketing
3 15 (3.58%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.34%) Electronics
4 14 (3.34%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.10%) Retail
6 9 (2.15%) Banking
7 5 (1.19%) Front Office
7 5 (1.19%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (34.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 135 (32.22%) Developer
3 87 (20.76%) AWS Engineer
4 71 (16.95%) AWS DevOps
5 70 (16.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 59 (14.08%) Java Developer
7 50 (11.93%) AWS Developer
8 30 (7.16%) Architect
9 28 (6.68%) Senior Developer
10 24 (5.73%) C# Developer
11 19 (4.53%) .NET Developer
11 19 (4.53%) AWS Architect
11 19 (4.53%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (4.30%) Senior C# Developer
13 17 (4.06%) Azure Developer
14 14 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
14 14 (3.34%) Consultant
14 14 (3.34%) Linux Engineer
14 14 (3.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 13 (3.10%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (21.24%) Node.js
2 77 (18.38%) Web Services
3 65 (15.51%) .NET
4 54 (12.89%) Spring
5 48 (11.46%) AngularJS
6 43 (10.26%) REST
7 42 (10.02%) Kafka
8 38 (9.07%) RabbitMQ
9 33 (7.88%) Elastic Stack
9 33 (7.88%) JSON
10 31 (7.40%) ASP.NET
11 28 (6.68%) Ember.js
11 28 (6.68%) J2EE
12 27 (6.44%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (6.44%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (5.97%) CSS
14 24 (5.73%) Spring Boot
14 24 (5.73%) Swagger
15 22 (5.25%) RESTful
15 22 (5.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.07%) Public Cloud
2 32 (7.64%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (6.44%) Linux Command Line
3 27 (6.44%) User Experience
4 22 (5.25%) Blog
5 14 (3.34%) Algorithms
6 11 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.91%) PKI
8 7 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.67%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.19%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.19%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.95%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.48%) Fintech
13 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 183 (43.68%) Linux
2 48 (11.46%) Windows
3 30 (7.16%) Unix
4 27 (6.44%) CentOS
4 27 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (5.73%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon Linux
7 3 (0.72%) Android
7 3 (0.72%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.48%) Debian
8 2 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.24%) VyOS
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (57.04%) DevOps
2 195 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (29.36%) Microservices
4 117 (27.92%) Continuous Integration
5 105 (25.06%) Scrum
6 83 (19.81%) Configuration Management
7 76 (18.14%) TDD
8 58 (13.84%) Kanban
9 56 (13.37%) Continuous Delivery
10 52 (12.41%) BDD
11 50 (11.93%) E-Commerce
12 48 (11.46%) Software Engineering
13 46 (10.98%) High Availability
14 45 (10.74%) MVC
15 39 (9.31%) Test Automation
16 34 (8.11%) Open Source
17 33 (7.88%) Auto-Scaling
18 30 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
19 25 (5.97%) Coaching
20 23 (5.49%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 152 (36.28%) Java
2 116 (27.68%) Python
3 85 (20.29%) Ruby
4 73 (17.42%) JavaScript
5 65 (15.51%) Bash Shell
6 54 (12.89%) Scala
7 44 (10.50%) C#
8 39 (9.31%) SQL
9 21 (5.01%) Perl
10 20 (4.77%) PowerShell
11 19 (4.53%) Shell Script
12 16 (3.82%) PHP
13 13 (3.10%) Go
14 11 (2.63%) Groovy
14 11 (2.63%) R
15 5 (1.19%) C++
16 4 (0.95%) C
16 4 (0.95%) Korn
17 3 (0.72%) ES6
17 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.82%) AWS Certification
4 10 (2.39%) Degree
5 8 (1.91%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.95%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.72%) CISSP
8 2 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.48%) CISA
8 2 (0.48%) CISM
8 2 (0.48%) SANS
8 2 (0.48%) SSCP
9 1 (0.24%) CCNP
9 1 (0.24%) CEH
9 1 (0.24%) GIAC
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.64%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) GCP
2 2 (0.48%) ISO 20022
2 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 163 (38.90%) Docker
2 25 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.53%) HDFS
4 17 (4.06%) Xen
5 16 (3.82%) Squid
6 13 (3.10%) Active Directory
7 10 (2.39%) Postfix
7 10 (2.39%) vCloud
7 10 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.43%) Corosync
9 4 (0.95%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.72%) LXC
10 3 (0.72%) NFS
10 3 (0.72%) Samba
10 3 (0.72%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.72%) vSphere
11 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.24%) pfSense
11 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 147 (35.08%) Puppet
2 111 (26.49%) Ansible
3 104 (24.82%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (19.81%) Terraform
5 52 (12.41%) Kubernetes
6 28 (6.68%) Kibana
7 26 (6.21%) Graphite
7 26 (6.21%) logstash
8 18 (4.30%) Mesos
9 17 (4.06%) Hadoop YARN
9 17 (4.06%) ZABBIX
10 16 (3.82%) Docker Swarm
11 15 (3.58%) Nagios
11 15 (3.58%) Rsyslog
12 14 (3.34%) Packer
13 13 (3.10%) Sysdig
14 10 (2.39%) Rancher
15 8 (1.91%) HAProxy
16 6 (1.43%) Pacemaker
16 6 (1.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 48 (11.46%) VMware
2 36 (8.59%) Oracle
3 32 (7.64%) Microsoft
4 30 (7.16%) Red Hat
5 29 (6.92%) Google
6 26 (6.21%) New Relic
7 15 (3.58%) SAP
8 14 (3.34%) IBM
8 14 (3.34%) Splunk
9 12 (2.86%) Atlassian
10 10 (2.39%) Sonatype
11 7 (1.67%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.95%) Adobe
12 4 (0.95%) Apigee
12 4 (0.95%) Cisco
12 4 (0.95%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.95%) Facebook
13 3 (0.72%) ForgeRock
13 3 (0.72%) HP
13 3 (0.72%) SaltStack
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