Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 289 266 430
Rank change year-on-year -23 +164 +64
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 689 950 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.00% 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.03% 4.23% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 724 358
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £407 £415 £388
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £531 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 22,728 22,462 15,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.41% 23.76% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,703 15,666 10,597
England median daily rate £500 £480 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £275
90th Percentile £660 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +4.21% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 312 210
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +9.45%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £57.38 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +11.11%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 -14 390 £575 +9.52% 104
North of England -13 121 £475 - 37
Midlands +83 89 £475 -2.56% 25
North West +38 81 £475 +3.54% 24
West Midlands +68 72 £475 +7.04% 19
South West +18 41 £500 +5.26% 5
South East +11 33 £550 +10.00% 22
North East +14 21 £495 -1.00% 6
Yorkshire -44 19 £475 -5.00% 7
East of England +1 14 £613 +16.67% 9
East Midlands +20 11 £500 -0.05% 5
Amazon EC2
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 682 (98.98%) AWS
2 428 (62.12%) DevOps
3 403 (58.49%) Amazon S3
4 371 (53.85%) Amazon RDS
5 332 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
6 303 (43.98%) Serverless
7 302 (43.83%) Java
8 300 (43.54%) Terraform
9 294 (42.67%) Docker
10 292 (42.38%) AWS Lambda
11 291 (42.24%) Python
12 264 (38.32%) Linux
13 260 (37.74%) Jenkins
14 227 (32.95%) AWS CloudFormation
15 224 (32.51%) Web Services
16 208 (30.19%) Git (software)
17 207 (30.04%) Ansible
18 190 (27.58%) Kubernetes
19 174 (25.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 164 (23.80%) Amazon SQS
21 163 (23.66%) Amazon ECS
22 161 (23.37%) Puppet
23 157 (22.79%) Continuous Integration
24 152 (22.06%) Configuration Management
25 150 (21.77%) Amazon ELB
26 138 (20.03%) Route 53
27 134 (19.45%) TDD
28 132 (19.16%) Scrum
28 132 (19.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
29 129 (18.72%) Finance

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 63 (9.14%) Confluence
2 62 (9.00%) Apache
3 40 (5.81%) nginx
4 39 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (5.37%) Apache Spark
6 28 (4.06%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (1.45%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.16%) Apache Solr
9 7 (1.02%) IIS
10 6 (0.87%) Jetty
10 6 (0.87%) Mongrel
10 6 (0.87%) Moodle
11 5 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.73%) Mendix
11 5 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.58%) GemFire
13 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.29%) Lightstreamer
14 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.44%) InDesign
1 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.44%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.29%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 682 (98.98%) AWS
2 403 (58.49%) Amazon S3
3 303 (43.98%) Serverless
4 292 (42.38%) AWS Lambda
5 227 (32.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 174 (25.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 164 (23.80%) Amazon SQS
8 163 (23.66%) Amazon ECS
9 150 (21.77%) Amazon ELB
10 138 (20.03%) Route 53
11 132 (19.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 77 (11.18%) CloudFront
13 72 (10.45%) GitHub
14 71 (10.30%) OpenShift
15 50 (7.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 50 (7.26%) Azure
16 42 (6.10%) Amazon EMR
17 40 (5.81%) Amazon EKS
18 30 (4.35%) GCP
19 29 (4.21%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.95%) VPN
2 30 (4.35%) DNS
3 27 (3.92%) HTTP
4 22 (3.19%) Firewall
5 18 (2.61%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.47%) Network Security
7 14 (2.03%) DHCP
8 13 (1.89%) Internet
9 10 (1.45%) SSL
10 9 (1.31%) IPsec
11 8 (1.16%) DSL
12 7 (1.02%) FTP
13 6 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.87%) SSH
14 5 (0.73%) WAN
15 4 (0.58%) NAS
15 4 (0.58%) SAN
16 3 (0.44%) LAN
17 2 (0.29%) DMZ
17 2 (0.29%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (53.85%) Amazon RDS
2 101 (14.66%) Amazon Redshift
3 88 (12.77%) MySQL
4 84 (12.19%) PostgreSQL
5 69 (10.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 42 (6.10%) MongoDB
7 34 (4.93%) NoSQL
8 32 (4.64%) Big Data
9 30 (4.35%) Hadoop
10 25 (3.63%) SQL Server
11 23 (3.34%) Relational Database
12 18 (2.61%) Redis
13 14 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (2.03%) Oracle Database
14 13 (1.89%) Data Lake
15 12 (1.74%) RDBMS
16 11 (1.60%) Apache Hive
17 10 (1.45%) Amazon Athena
18 7 (1.02%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 260 (37.74%) Jenkins
2 208 (30.19%) Git (software)
3 84 (12.19%) Maven
4 77 (11.18%) JIRA
5 69 (10.01%) GitLab
5 69 (10.01%) SonarQube
6 67 (9.72%) JUnit
7 66 (9.58%) Mockito
8 65 (9.43%) Artifactory
9 52 (7.55%) DbUnit
10 51 (7.40%) jMock
11 43 (6.24%) Bitbucket
12 36 (5.22%) RStudio
13 27 (3.92%) Cucumber
13 27 (3.92%) Travis CI
14 26 (3.77%) Selenium
15 20 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (2.47%) CircleCI
17 15 (2.18%) TeamCity
18 12 (1.74%) Gradle
General
1 129 (18.72%) Finance
2 42 (6.10%) Front Office
3 38 (5.52%) Public Sector
4 23 (3.34%) Retail
5 19 (2.76%) Banking
6 13 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.31%) Billing
8 7 (1.02%) Games
9 4 (0.58%) Publishing
9 4 (0.58%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.44%) Electronics
10 3 (0.44%) Legal
10 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.44%) Marketing
10 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (36.14%) Developer
2 187 (27.14%) AWS Engineer
2 187 (27.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 128 (18.58%) Java Developer
4 126 (18.29%) AWS DevOps
5 97 (14.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 74 (10.74%) AWS Developer
7 59 (8.56%) Architect
8 54 (7.84%) Cloud Engineer
8 54 (7.84%) Senior Developer
9 47 (6.82%) Lead Developer
10 34 (4.93%) Data Engineer
11 33 (4.79%) Angular Developer
11 33 (4.79%) AWS Architect
12 27 (3.92%) PHP Developer
12 27 (3.92%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 27 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
13 26 (3.77%) J2EE Developer
13 26 (3.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 26 (3.77%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (32.51%) Web Services
2 102 (14.80%) RESTful
3 90 (13.06%) J2EE
4 76 (11.03%) SOAP
4 76 (11.03%) Spring
5 74 (10.74%) AngularJS
6 51 (7.40%) PowerMock
7 50 (7.26%) Node.js
8 47 (6.82%) JSON
9 43 (6.24%) Spring Boot
10 42 (6.10%) REST
11 37 (5.37%) .NET
12 36 (5.22%) HTML
12 36 (5.22%) Kafka
13 35 (5.08%) Hibernate
14 34 (4.93%) CSS
15 33 (4.79%) React
16 32 (4.64%) Elastic Stack
17 30 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
18 28 (4.06%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.68%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (6.10%) Fixed Income
3 29 (4.21%) Data Centre
4 28 (4.06%) Cloud Native
5 27 (3.92%) PKI
6 24 (3.48%) Linux Command Line
7 20 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.32%) User Experience
9 14 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (1.89%) Clustering
11 11 (1.60%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.31%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.31%) NHS
13 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
13 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (0.87%) e-Learning
14 6 (0.87%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.87%) SCORM
14 6 (0.87%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 264 (38.32%) Linux
2 78 (11.32%) Windows
3 73 (10.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 64 (9.29%) Unix
5 36 (5.22%) Ubuntu
6 32 (4.64%) CentOS
7 20 (2.90%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.16%) Debian
9 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.58%) Solaris
11 2 (0.29%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (62.12%) DevOps
2 332 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (22.79%) Continuous Integration
4 152 (22.06%) Configuration Management
5 134 (19.45%) TDD
6 132 (19.16%) Scrum
7 127 (18.43%) Open Source
8 119 (17.27%) Software Engineering
9 115 (16.69%) Migration
10 113 (16.40%) Microservices
11 102 (14.80%) BDD
12 92 (13.35%) Kanban
13 83 (12.05%) Asset Management
14 68 (9.87%) Infrastructure as Code
15 56 (8.13%) E-Commerce
16 50 (7.26%) Decision-Making
17 40 (5.81%) Deployment Automation
18 39 (5.66%) Front End Development
19 36 (5.22%) Continuous Delivery
20 34 (4.93%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 302 (43.83%) Java
2 291 (42.24%) Python
3 119 (17.27%) Bash Shell
4 99 (14.37%) SQL
5 79 (11.47%) JavaScript
6 53 (7.69%) PHP
7 42 (6.10%) PowerShell
8 38 (5.52%) Shell Script
9 37 (5.37%) Scala
10 32 (4.64%) Ruby
11 20 (2.90%) Java 8
12 18 (2.61%) C#
13 17 (2.47%) Groovy
14 16 (2.32%) R
15 11 (1.60%) Go
15 11 (1.60%) Perl
16 8 (1.16%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.87%) Clojure
18 5 (0.73%) C++
19 3 (0.44%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 119 (17.27%) Security Cleared
2 110 (15.97%) SC Cleared
3 90 (13.06%) AWS Certification
4 26 (3.77%) Degree
5 13 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.74%) RHCE
7 10 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.73%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.44%) MCSA
11 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.44%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.29%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.15%) CCNA
13 1 (0.15%) CCNP
13 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.60%) QA
2 4 (0.58%) GDPR
2 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.15%) PSD2
4 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 294 (42.67%) Docker
2 48 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.08%) vSphere
4 30 (4.35%) Postfix
5 22 (3.19%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.89%) Active Directory
6 13 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.02%) Xen
8 6 (0.87%) LXC
9 3 (0.44%) PowerDNS
9 3 (0.44%) XenApp
10 2 (0.29%) HDFS
10 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.15%) Varnish
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 300 (43.54%) Terraform
2 207 (30.04%) Ansible
3 190 (27.58%) Kubernetes
4 161 (23.37%) Puppet
5 98 (14.22%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (5.08%) Packer
7 17 (2.47%) Consul
8 14 (2.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 14 (2.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 13 (1.89%) HAProxy
9 13 (1.89%) Prometheus
9 13 (1.89%) Rancher
10 10 (1.45%) Grafana
11 7 (1.02%) Mesos
11 7 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.02%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.87%) Kibana
12 6 (0.87%) Nagios
13 5 (0.73%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 5 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 56 (8.13%) VMware
2 41 (5.95%) Splunk
3 32 (4.64%) Google
4 31 (4.50%) Atlassian
4 31 (4.50%) Oracle
5 17 (2.47%) Microsoft
6 12 (1.74%) New Relic
6 12 (1.74%) Ping Identity
7 10 (1.45%) AppDynamics
7 10 (1.45%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.45%) Teradata
8 8 (1.16%) Adobe
9 7 (1.02%) SAP
10 5 (0.73%) ForgeRock
10 5 (0.73%) NetIQ
11 4 (0.58%) CommVault
11 4 (0.58%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (0.58%) Okta
11 4 (0.58%) PlateSpin
11 4 (0.58%) Rackspace