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 24 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)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 146 121
Rank change year-on-year +23 -25  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 12 9 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.24% 0.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.59% 3.63% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 20
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 £450 £363 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £318
% change year-on-year +5.88% +33.85%  
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 334 248 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.52% 6.51% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 161 114
Median daily rate £440 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +292.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.20 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.20 £17.30 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

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 24 June 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 24 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
Manchester +15 8 £500 +21.21% 1
Cheshire +25 2 - -
Merseyside -1 2 - -
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 29 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (58.62%) Jenkins
3 16 (55.17%) Puppet
3 16 (55.17%) Amazon S3
4 15 (51.72%) Linux
5 13 (44.83%) DevOps
6 10 (34.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (34.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (34.48%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (31.03%) SSL
7 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (24.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (20.69%) Auto-Scaling
9 6 (20.69%) GitLab
9 6 (20.69%) Ansible
9 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
9 6 (20.69%) CentOS
9 6 (20.69%) Java
9 6 (20.69%) IBM
9 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
9 6 (20.69%) Scrum
10 5 (17.24%) Firewall
10 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
10 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
10 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
10 5 (17.24%) .NET
10 5 (17.24%) SMTP
10 5 (17.24%) HTTP
10 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP

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 (17.24%) nginx
1 5 (17.24%) SAS
1 5 (17.24%) Tomcat
2 4 (13.79%) Apache
2 4 (13.79%) IIS
2 4 (13.79%) Jetty
2 4 (13.79%) Mongrel
2 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (55.17%) Amazon S3
3 10 (34.48%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (34.48%) AWS Lambda
3 10 (34.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (24.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (17.24%) Route 53
6 4 (13.79%) Google App Engine
6 4 (13.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (10.34%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (10.34%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (6.90%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 2 (6.90%) Datadog
8 2 (6.90%) IaaS
8 2 (6.90%) PaaS
8 2 (6.90%) SaaS
9 1 (3.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (3.45%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) SSL
2 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) HTTP
2 5 (17.24%) SMTP
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.79%) DHCP
3 4 (13.79%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) FTP
3 4 (13.79%) IPsec
4 2 (6.90%) LAN
4 2 (6.90%) VoIP
4 2 (6.90%) VPN
4 2 (6.90%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) BGP
5 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.45%) HSRP
5 1 (3.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Big Data
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (10.34%) MySQL
3 3 (10.34%) Redis
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Jenkins
2 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.69%) GitLab
3 5 (17.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (13.79%) Travis CI
5 2 (6.90%) Gatling
5 2 (6.90%) Grunt
5 2 (6.90%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (6.90%) Mocha
6 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
6 1 (3.45%) Mockito
6 1 (3.45%) RSpec
6 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) AWS Engineer
1 6 (20.69%) Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) AWS Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) DevOps Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Head of DevOps
3 2 (6.90%) Incident Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (6.90%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Developer
4 1 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (3.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (3.45%) Nagios Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
1 5 (17.24%) Software Packaging
2 4 (13.79%) J2EE
2 4 (13.79%) Servlets
2 4 (13.79%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) CSS3
3 3 (10.34%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) HTML5
3 3 (10.34%) jQuery
3 3 (10.34%) Node.js
4 2 (6.90%) Express
4 2 (6.90%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) RESTful
4 2 (6.90%) Serverless Framework
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.45%) OAuth
5 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) PKI
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.45%) Streaming Video
4 1 (3.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) CentOS
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) DevOps
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Auto-Scaling
3 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
3 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (20.69%) Scrum
4 4 (13.79%) Open Source
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 3 (10.34%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (10.34%) OO
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) BDD
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security
6 2 (6.90%) MVC
6 2 (6.90%) Privileged Access Management
6 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.90%) TDD
6 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) PHP
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) ES6
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) AWS Certification
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) CISSP
2 2 (6.90%) SANS
2 2 (6.90%) SSCP
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (55.17%) Puppet
2 6 (20.69%) Ansible
3 5 (17.24%) Rsyslog
4 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (10.34%) Nagios
6 2 (6.90%) Capistrano
6 2 (6.90%) QRadar
7 1 (3.45%) Packer
7 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) IBM
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.79%) Google
3 4 (13.79%) Splunk
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) F5
4 3 (10.34%) Juniper
5 2 (6.90%) Apple
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) LogRhythm
5 2 (6.90%) SAP
6 1 (3.45%) New Relic
6 1 (3.45%) SaltStack
6 1 (3.45%) Zend
North West
Rullion
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