Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 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)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 178 168
Rank change year-on-year +41 -10 +48
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 74 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.31% 0.64% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.36% 4.01% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 26
North West median daily rate £475 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £263 £343 £363
90th Percentile £625 £610 £594
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 - -

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 1,381 897 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.36% 16.02% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 598 410
North West median daily rate £465 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +5.42% -2.35%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £250
90th Percentile £675 £591 £576
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 21 7
North West median hourly rate £17.47 £14.46 £14.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.78% +1.19% -59.17%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.83 £10.45
90th Percentile £24.02 £22.00 £33.77
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -10.00%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 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
Manchester +21 32 £512 +7.79% 12
Cheshire +19 25 £421 - 4
Lancashire -12 13 £450 +4.05% 1
Merseyside -13 1 £675 +12.50%
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 74 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (70.27%) DevOps
3 47 (63.51%) Amazon S3
4 39 (52.70%) Linux
5 36 (48.65%) Jenkins
6 34 (45.95%) Puppet
7 30 (40.54%) Docker
8 25 (33.78%) Python
9 24 (32.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 21 (28.38%) Amazon RDS
10 21 (28.38%) Route 53
11 20 (27.03%) Java
11 20 (27.03%) HTTP
12 19 (25.68%) MySQL
12 19 (25.68%) Terraform
13 18 (24.32%) Kubernetes
13 18 (24.32%) Amazon ELB
14 17 (22.97%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (22.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (20.27%) Configuration Management
15 15 (20.27%) GitLab
15 15 (20.27%) Ansible
16 14 (18.92%) Microservices
16 14 (18.92%) MongoDB
16 14 (18.92%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (18.92%) Infrastructure Monitoring
16 14 (18.92%) Packer
16 14 (18.92%) Grafana
16 14 (18.92%) Prometheus

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 13 (17.57%) IIS
1 13 (17.57%) Jetty
1 13 (17.57%) Tomcat
2 12 (16.22%) Apache
3 10 (13.51%) Mongrel
3 10 (13.51%) nginx
3 10 (13.51%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.41%) Apache Spark
4 4 (5.41%) Confluence
5 3 (4.05%) JBoss
6 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.35%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 74 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (63.51%) Amazon S3
3 24 (32.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 21 (28.38%) Route 53
5 18 (24.32%) Amazon ELB
6 14 (18.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (16.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (13.51%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (13.51%) Google App Engine
8 10 (13.51%) Serverless
9 8 (10.81%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (9.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (8.11%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (8.11%) Office 365
12 4 (5.41%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (5.41%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (4.05%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (2.70%) Akamai
14 2 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.03%) HTTP
2 13 (17.57%) DNS
3 11 (14.86%) IPsec
3 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
4 10 (13.51%) DHCP
4 10 (13.51%) FTP
4 10 (13.51%) SSL
5 4 (5.41%) Firewall
6 3 (4.05%) VPN
7 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.35%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.38%) Amazon RDS
2 19 (25.68%) MySQL
3 14 (18.92%) MongoDB
4 12 (16.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (9.46%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (5.41%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (5.41%) Big Data
6 4 (5.41%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.05%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (4.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (4.05%) Apache Hive
7 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.70%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.35%) Impala
9 1 (1.35%) OLTP
9 1 (1.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (48.65%) Jenkins
2 15 (20.27%) GitLab
3 11 (14.86%) SonarQube
4 10 (13.51%) Travis CI
5 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
6 7 (9.46%) Maven
7 6 (8.11%) JIRA
8 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.05%) Gradle
8 3 (4.05%) IntelliJ
8 3 (4.05%) NetBeans
9 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.70%) Subversion
10 1 (1.35%) JUnit
10 1 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.35%) Spock
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Law
4 2 (2.70%) Publishing
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) AWS Engineer
1 26 (35.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (22.97%) AWS DevOps
3 14 (18.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Administrator
5 6 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (8.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.11%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Data Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.05%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (4.05%) Site Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) .NET
2 10 (13.51%) J2EE
2 10 (13.51%) Servlets
3 9 (12.16%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (6.76%) JSON
4 5 (6.76%) Node.js
4 5 (6.76%) Web Services
4 5 (6.76%) XML
5 4 (5.41%) HTML
5 4 (5.41%) Java EE
5 4 (5.41%) React
6 3 (4.05%) CSS
6 3 (4.05%) JMS
6 3 (4.05%) JSP
6 3 (4.05%) REST
6 3 (4.05%) SOAP
6 3 (4.05%) Spring
6 3 (4.05%) Spring Boot
6 3 (4.05%) Swagger
7 2 (2.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.70%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (52.70%) Linux
2 17 (22.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (16.22%) CentOS
4 11 (14.86%) Windows
5 6 (8.11%) Debian
5 6 (8.11%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (70.27%) DevOps
2 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.27%) Configuration Management
4 14 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (18.92%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 14 (18.92%) Microservices
4 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
5 12 (16.22%) Open Source
6 10 (13.51%) Unit Testing
7 8 (10.81%) Deployment Automation
7 8 (10.81%) Information Security
7 8 (10.81%) Scrum
8 7 (9.46%) TDD
9 6 (8.11%) Information Security Management
9 6 (8.11%) ISMS
9 6 (8.11%) Security Management
10 5 (6.76%) BDD
10 5 (6.76%) Migration
11 4 (5.41%) Scenario Testing
11 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) Python
2 20 (27.03%) Java
3 13 (17.57%) SQL
4 8 (10.81%) Bash Shell
5 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.76%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.05%) Ruby
7 3 (4.05%) Scala
8 2 (2.70%) Java 8
8 2 (2.70%) PHP
8 2 (2.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (1.35%) C
9 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) AWS Certification
1 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 30 (40.54%) Docker
2 12 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.86%) Xen
4 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.70%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (45.95%) Puppet
2 19 (25.68%) Terraform
3 18 (24.32%) Kubernetes
4 17 (22.97%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (20.27%) Ansible
6 14 (18.92%) Grafana
6 14 (18.92%) Packer
6 14 (18.92%) Prometheus
7 9 (12.16%) Rancher
8 3 (4.05%) SCCM
9 1 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) VMware
2 11 (14.86%) Google
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.81%) Black Duck
4 5 (6.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.41%) Citrix
6 3 (4.05%) Splunk
7 2 (2.70%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.70%) Oracle
7 2 (2.70%) Zend
8 1 (1.35%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.35%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.35%) IBM