Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 2018 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)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 174 211
Rank change year-on-year +9 +37 -13
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 57 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 0.54% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.59% 4.41% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 10
North West median daily rate £463 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £413 £290 £403
90th Percentile £585 £605 £574
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -8.57% - -

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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,243 680 627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.99% 12.13% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 436 406
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £225 £226 £289
90th Percentile £600 £600 £556
England median daily rate £488 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +3.01% +5.17% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 15 14
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.66% +107.14% -37.78%
10th Percentile £11.28 £10.50 £10.85
90th Percentile £74.10 £67.70 £15.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.77
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.54% -18.38%

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Amazon EC2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
Manchester -14 27 £464 -7.25% 10
Lancashire - 15 £450 - 3
Cheshire -1 8 £438 - 6
Merseyside +7 1 £850 - 1
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 57 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (75.44%) Jenkins
3 42 (73.68%) DevOps
4 38 (66.67%) Puppet
5 37 (64.91%) Python
6 35 (61.40%) Linux
7 34 (59.65%) Terraform
8 30 (52.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 29 (50.88%) Ansible
9 29 (50.88%) Docker
10 28 (49.12%) Microservices
10 28 (49.12%) Amazon S3
11 27 (47.37%) Kubernetes
12 25 (43.86%) Amazon ELB
13 22 (38.60%) Packer
14 21 (36.84%) Route 53
14 21 (36.84%) MySQL
15 20 (35.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (33.33%) MongoDB
17 18 (31.58%) CentOS
18 17 (29.82%) HTTP
18 17 (29.82%) SonarQube
18 17 (29.82%) GitLab
19 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (28.07%) Apache Cassandra
20 15 (26.32%) Amazon SQS
20 15 (26.32%) Java
20 15 (26.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 15 (26.32%) Infrastructure Monitoring
20 15 (26.32%) Grafana

Amazon EC2
Co-occurring 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 5 (8.77%) nginx
2 4 (7.02%) Confluence
3 3 (5.26%) Apache
4 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
5 1 (1.75%) Jetty
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 57 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (52.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 28 (49.12%) Amazon S3
4 25 (43.86%) Amazon ELB
5 21 (36.84%) Route 53
6 15 (26.32%) Amazon SQS
7 10 (17.54%) SaaS
8 4 (7.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (7.02%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (7.02%) Serverless
9 3 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (3.51%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (3.51%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (3.51%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (3.51%) CloudFront
10 2 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (3.51%) Office 365
11 1 (1.75%) GitHub
11 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.82%) HTTP
2 7 (12.28%) VPN
3 5 (8.77%) Firewall
4 4 (7.02%) DNS
4 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) Internet
5 3 (5.26%) LAN
5 3 (5.26%) WAN
6 2 (3.51%) DHCP
6 2 (3.51%) Skype
6 2 (3.51%) SMS
7 1 (1.75%) ICMP
7 1 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.84%) MySQL
2 19 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 16 (28.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (26.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 14 (24.56%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (7.02%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.51%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (3.51%) Apache Hive
7 2 (3.51%) Big Data
7 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
7 2 (3.51%) Impala
8 1 (1.75%) OLTP
8 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.75%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 43 (75.44%) Jenkins
2 17 (29.82%) GitLab
2 17 (29.82%) SonarQube
3 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
4 7 (12.28%) JIRA
5 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.51%) CA Release Automation
5 2 (3.51%) Maven
5 2 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.75%) Gradle
6 1 (1.75%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.75%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (7.02%) Banking
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (12.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (3.51%) Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Data Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) Web Services
2 9 (15.79%) Spring
2 9 (15.79%) Spring Boot
3 8 (14.04%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (5.26%) LAMP
4 3 (5.26%) Node.js
4 3 (5.26%) REST
4 3 (5.26%) SOAP
5 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.51%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.51%) React
6 1 (1.75%) Java EE
6 1 (1.75%) JMS
6 1 (1.75%) JSON
6 1 (1.75%) JSP
6 1 (1.75%) Sensu
6 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.77%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (61.40%) Linux
2 20 (35.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (31.58%) CentOS
4 10 (17.54%) Windows
5 6 (10.53%) VMS
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) DevOps
2 28 (49.12%) Microservices
3 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (26.32%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 13 (22.81%) TDD
6 10 (17.54%) Scrum
7 9 (15.79%) API Design
7 9 (15.79%) API Development
7 9 (15.79%) B2B
7 9 (15.79%) B2C
7 9 (15.79%) BDD
7 9 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 9 (15.79%) Monetization
7 9 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 9 (15.79%) User Stories
8 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.02%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (7.02%) Migration
10 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) Python
2 15 (26.32%) Java
3 10 (17.54%) Bash Shell
4 9 (15.79%) Java 8
5 6 (10.53%) SQL
6 4 (7.02%) Perl
7 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.51%) PHP
8 2 (3.51%) PHP 7
8 2 (3.51%) Scala
9 1 (1.75%) C
9 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) GDPR
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 29 (50.88%) Docker
2 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (66.67%) Puppet
2 34 (59.65%) Terraform
3 29 (50.88%) Ansible
4 27 (47.37%) Kubernetes
5 22 (38.60%) Packer
6 15 (26.32%) Grafana
6 15 (26.32%) Prometheus
7 14 (24.56%) Rancher
8 13 (22.81%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (3.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (3.51%) Kibana
10 1 (1.75%) logstash
10 1 (1.75%) Nagios
10 1 (1.75%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Black Duck
2 3 (5.26%) Meraki
2 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.51%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.51%) Hortonworks
3 2 (3.51%) WatchGuard
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) VMware