The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
England / North West
Rank 112 150 134
Rank change year-on-year +38 -16  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 16 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.18% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.95% 3.40% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 9
Median daily rate £488 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £420 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £444 £400
% change year-on-year +1.40% +10.93%  
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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 269 206 184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.48% 5.37% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 139 108
Median daily rate £425 £463 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% -5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +55.55%  
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in the North West

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in the North West

Amazon EC2
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +21 10 £550 +10.00% 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Amazon EC2
England

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 39 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (61.54%) Amazon S3
2 24 (61.54%) Puppet
3 22 (56.41%) Linux
4 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (53.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (46.15%) DevOps
5 18 (46.15%) Jenkins
6 16 (41.03%) Windows
7 15 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (35.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (28.21%) Python
10 11 (28.21%) .NET
11 10 (25.64%) Java
11 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
12 8 (20.51%) Scrum
12 8 (20.51%) Tomcat
12 8 (20.51%) OO
12 8 (20.51%) nginx
12 8 (20.51%) CentOS
12 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
12 8 (20.51%) AWS Certification
12 8 (20.51%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (20.51%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (20.51%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (17.95%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (17.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (17.95%) MongoDB

Amazon EC2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (20.51%) nginx
1 8 (20.51%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.82%) Confluence
2 5 (12.82%) IIS
2 5 (12.82%) Jetty
2 5 (12.82%) Mongrel
2 5 (12.82%) WebSphere
3 4 (10.26%) Apache
4 3 (7.69%) SAS
5 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (61.54%) Amazon S3
3 21 (53.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (35.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (20.51%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (20.51%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (17.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (12.82%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (12.82%) Google App Engine
7 5 (12.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (10.26%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (10.26%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (10.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (10.26%) Route 53
9 3 (7.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (7.69%) CloudFront
9 3 (7.69%) GitHub
10 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (5.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) SSL
2 6 (15.38%) HTTP
2 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.38%) VPN
3 5 (12.82%) DHCP
3 5 (12.82%) DNS
3 5 (12.82%) Firewall
3 5 (12.82%) FTP
3 5 (12.82%) IPsec
4 3 (7.69%) SMTP
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) VoIP
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) BGP
6 1 (2.56%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.56%) HSRP
6 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (20.51%) Amazon Redshift
3 7 (17.95%) MongoDB
3 7 (17.95%) NoSQL
4 5 (12.82%) Big Data
5 3 (7.69%) Redis
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (5.13%) Apache Hive
6 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
6 2 (5.13%) Impala
7 1 (2.56%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.82%) GitLab
3 5 (12.82%) JIRA
3 5 (12.82%) Travis CI
4 3 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (7.69%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.56%) JUnit
5 1 (2.56%) Mockito
5 1 (2.56%) RSpec
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) AWS Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Developer
3 8 (20.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (5.13%) Big Data Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Data Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Support Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) HTML
2 7 (17.95%) REST
2 7 (17.95%) Web Services
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (15.38%) boto
3 6 (15.38%) JSON
3 6 (15.38%) WPF
3 6 (15.38%) YAML
4 5 (12.82%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (12.82%) J2EE
4 5 (12.82%) Servlets
5 3 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (7.69%) Software Packaging
6 2 (5.13%) Kafka
6 2 (5.13%) RESTful
6 2 (5.13%) Serverless Framework
6 2 (5.13%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Linux
2 16 (41.03%) Windows
3 8 (20.51%) CentOS
4 2 (5.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) DevOps
3 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
3 8 (20.51%) OO
3 8 (20.51%) Scrum
4 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.95%) High Availability
4 7 (17.95%) MVC
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (15.38%) OOD
6 5 (12.82%) Open Source
7 4 (10.26%) Auto-Scaling
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Python
2 10 (25.64%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) Perl
4 6 (15.38%) C#
4 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
5 4 (10.26%) PHP
5 4 (10.26%) SQL
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) AWS Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) CISSP
3 2 (5.13%) SANS
3 2 (5.13%) SSCP
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.26%) Docker
4 4 (10.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (61.54%) Puppet
2 15 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (12.82%) Ansible
3 5 (12.82%) Salt
4 4 (10.26%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (10.26%) Kubernetes
5 3 (7.69%) Packer
5 3 (7.69%) Rsyslog
6 2 (5.13%) QRadar
6 2 (5.13%) Terraform
7 1 (2.56%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Google
2 5 (12.82%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) IBM
3 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.26%) SaltStack
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) F5
4 3 (7.69%) Juniper
4 3 (7.69%) New Relic
5 2 (5.13%) Apple
5 2 (5.13%) Cloudera
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) LogRhythm
5 2 (5.13%) Splunk
6 1 (2.56%) Hortonworks
6 1 (2.56%) Zend