Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 179 221
Rank change year-on-year +3 +42 -45
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 46 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 0.52% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.99% 4.72% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 8
North West median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £383
90th Percentile £645 £588 £565
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +14.80%
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 1,152 636 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.82% 11.10% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 425 323
North West median daily rate £427 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -1.16% -1.71%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £293
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £480 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +2.67% +3.89% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 11
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +58.93% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.95 £9.63 £11.65
90th Percentile £182.00 £67.63 £30.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -13.80%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -19 22 £463 -7.50% 9
Cheshire +1 13 £534 - 3
Lancashire - 6 £485 - 2
Merseyside +17 2 £850 -
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 46 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (69.57%) Jenkins
3 31 (67.39%) DevOps
4 28 (60.87%) Linux
5 23 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 21 (45.65%) Python
6 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (41.30%) Amazon S3
7 19 (41.30%) Puppet
8 18 (39.13%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (36.96%) Docker
9 17 (36.96%) Terraform
10 16 (34.78%) Ansible
10 16 (34.78%) TDD
11 15 (32.61%) Windows
12 14 (30.43%) Kubernetes
12 14 (30.43%) Microservices
13 13 (28.26%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (28.26%) Java
14 12 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (26.09%) Packer
15 11 (23.91%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (23.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (23.91%) Serverless
16 10 (21.74%) Java 8
16 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
16 10 (21.74%) Scrum
16 10 (21.74%) BDD
17 9 (19.57%) Amazon SQS
18 8 (17.39%) Node.js

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 4 (8.70%) Confluence
1 4 (8.70%) nginx
2 3 (6.52%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.35%) Apache
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon Alexa
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 46 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 19 (41.30%) Amazon S3
4 18 (39.13%) Amazon ELB
5 11 (23.91%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (23.91%) Serverless
6 9 (19.57%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (17.39%) Route 53
8 6 (13.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (13.04%) GitHub
9 5 (10.87%) SaaS
10 4 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (8.70%) CloudFront
11 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (6.52%) OpenShift
12 2 (4.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (4.35%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (4.35%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) VPN
2 5 (10.87%) HTTP
3 3 (6.52%) DNS
3 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 3 (6.52%) Internet
3 3 (6.52%) LAN
3 3 (6.52%) SMS
3 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.52%) WAN
4 2 (4.35%) DHCP
4 2 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (23.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (17.39%) MySQL
4 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
5 3 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (4.35%) Blockchain
6 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.35%) Redis
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.17%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 32 (69.57%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.04%) JIRA
3 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.70%) GitLab
4 4 (8.70%) SonarQube
5 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.35%) CA Release Automation
6 2 (4.35%) CircleCI
6 2 (4.35%) Hudson
6 2 (4.35%) Mocha
6 2 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (4.35%) Travis CI
7 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 5 (10.87%) Banking
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (8.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (6.52%) Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) AWS Architect
9 1 (2.17%) AWS Developer
9 1 (2.17%) AWS Software Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) Node.js
1 8 (17.39%) Spring
1 8 (17.39%) Spring Boot
2 7 (15.22%) Web Services
3 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.70%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (8.70%) HTML
4 3 (6.52%) .NET
4 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.52%) Express
4 3 (6.52%) Hibernate
4 3 (6.52%) LAMP
4 3 (6.52%) Middleware
4 3 (6.52%) React
5 2 (4.35%) CSS3
5 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.35%) HTML5
5 2 (4.35%) JSON
5 2 (4.35%) REST
5 2 (4.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (60.87%) Linux
2 15 (32.61%) Windows
3 6 (13.04%) VMS
4 4 (8.70%) CentOS
4 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) DevOps
2 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.78%) TDD
4 14 (30.43%) Microservices
5 10 (21.74%) BDD
5 10 (21.74%) Scrum
6 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.22%) API Design
7 7 (15.22%) API Development
7 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.87%) B2B
8 5 (10.87%) B2C
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Monetization
8 5 (10.87%) User Stories
9 4 (8.70%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 4 (8.70%) Migration
10 3 (6.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) Python
2 13 (28.26%) Java
3 10 (21.74%) Java 8
3 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) Groovy
4 5 (10.87%) Ruby
5 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.52%) C
6 3 (6.52%) C++
6 3 (6.52%) Go
6 3 (6.52%) SQL
6 3 (6.52%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.35%) C#
7 2 (4.35%) ES6
7 2 (4.35%) Perl
7 2 (4.35%) PHP
7 2 (4.35%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) AWS Certification
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) GCP
1 1 (2.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Docker
2 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (6.52%) QEMU
4 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) Puppet
2 17 (36.96%) Terraform
3 16 (34.78%) Ansible
4 14 (30.43%) Kubernetes
5 12 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (26.09%) Packer
6 4 (8.70%) Grafana
6 4 (8.70%) Prometheus
6 4 (8.70%) Rancher
7 2 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (4.35%) Consul
7 2 (4.35%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (4.35%) ZABBIX
8 1 (2.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Black Duck
2 3 (6.52%) Meraki
2 3 (6.52%) VMware
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.35%) WatchGuard
4 1 (2.17%) Google