Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 206 186
Rank change year-on-year +42 -20 -11
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 37 18 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.26% 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.97% 2.83% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 25
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £290 £363 £319
90th Percentile £575 £571 £525
England median daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 744 637 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.97% 9.34% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 405 241
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £268 £228
90th Percentile £600 £560 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -44.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £9.60 £11.65 £10.95
90th Percentile £113.05 £15.25 £34.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +37 24 £513 +13.89% 3
Lancashire - 3 £433 -
Merseyside +4 2 - - 1
Cheshire +1 2 - - 1
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 35 (94.59%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (81.08%) Amazon S3
3 26 (70.27%) Linux
4 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (45.95%) Jenkins
5 17 (45.95%) DevOps
6 16 (43.24%) GitLab
6 16 (43.24%) AWS Lambda
6 16 (43.24%) Puppet
7 13 (35.14%) JIRA
7 13 (35.14%) Serverless
7 13 (35.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (32.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (32.43%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (32.43%) CentOS
9 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
9 11 (29.73%) Route 53
9 11 (29.73%) Python
10 10 (27.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (27.03%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
10 10 (27.03%) Scrum
10 10 (27.03%) Amazon ELB
11 9 (24.32%) Windows
12 8 (21.62%) Big Data
12 8 (21.62%) Docker
13 7 (18.92%) logstash
13 7 (18.92%) Kibana
13 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (18.92%) Auto-Scaling

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 7 (18.92%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (16.22%) SAS
3 4 (10.81%) Confluence
3 4 (10.81%) nginx
4 2 (5.41%) Apache Spark
4 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 35 (94.59%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (81.08%) Amazon S3
3 16 (43.24%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (35.14%) Serverless
4 13 (35.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (32.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (29.73%) Route 53
7 10 (27.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (27.03%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (13.51%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (10.81%) CloudFront
10 3 (8.11%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (8.11%) SaaS
11 2 (5.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) SMTP
1 6 (16.22%) SSL
2 3 (8.11%) SMS
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) SSH
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Big Data
2 4 (10.81%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (10.81%) MySQL
3 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.41%) Flink
4 2 (5.41%) Redis
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Jenkins
2 16 (43.24%) GitLab
3 13 (35.14%) JIRA
4 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
5 10 (27.03%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (10.81%) Maven
7 3 (8.11%) SonarQube
8 2 (5.41%) Artifactory
8 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
8 2 (5.41%) JUnit
8 2 (5.41%) Vagrant
9 1 (2.70%) GoCD
9 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 6 (16.22%) Retail
2 5 (13.51%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) AWS Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Software Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) AWS DevOps
4 6 (16.22%) Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) AWS Software Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Architect
8 2 (5.41%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Incident Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (18.92%) JSON
2 7 (18.92%) Node.js
2 7 (18.92%) RESTful
2 7 (18.92%) XML
3 6 (16.22%) Software Packaging
3 6 (16.22%) Web Services
4 5 (13.51%) CSS
4 5 (13.51%) Sass
5 3 (8.11%) HTML
5 3 (8.11%) HTML5
5 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.41%) Kafka
6 2 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (5.41%) REST
6 2 (5.41%) Sinatra
6 2 (5.41%) SOAP
6 2 (5.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.22%) PKI
3 2 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) CentOS
3 9 (24.32%) Windows
4 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) DevOps
3 10 (27.03%) Scrum
3 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
4 7 (18.92%) Auto-Scaling
4 7 (18.92%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (18.92%) Software Architecture
5 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.81%) Machine Learning
5 4 (10.81%) TDD
6 3 (8.11%) Analytics
6 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) BDD
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (5.41%) Data Analytics
7 2 (5.41%) Kanban
7 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.41%) OWASP
7 2 (5.41%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) Python
2 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.22%) Java
4 4 (10.81%) Ruby
5 3 (8.11%) SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.41%) PHP
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) GPG13
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Docker
2 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (43.24%) Puppet
2 7 (18.92%) Kibana
2 7 (18.92%) logstash
3 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (16.22%) Rsyslog
3 6 (16.22%) Terraform
4 5 (13.51%) Ansible
4 5 (13.51%) Packer
5 3 (8.11%) Grafana
5 3 (8.11%) Prometheus
6 2 (5.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
7 1 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.11%) Black Duck
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) New Relic
3 2 (5.41%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.70%) NetApp
4 1 (2.70%) VMware