Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 114 136
Rank change year-on-year +12 +22 +32
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 25 86 84
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 1.59% 1.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.45% 6.10% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 70 60
Median daily rate £408 £475 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.21% +2.43% +0.27%
10th Percentile £370 £338 £398
90th Percentile £621 £650 £591
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £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 725 1,410 1,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.81% 26.15% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 946 971
Median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £240
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
England median daily rate £490 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -2.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 69
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -0.40% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.90 £11.46
90th Percentile £55.50 £55.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.05% +22.86% -14.63%

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Amazon EC2 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Amazon EC2 in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in the North West

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Amazon EC2 in the North West over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

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 4 December 2020. 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
Cheshire +37 14 £405 -35.20% 3
Manchester -7 9 £495 +4.21% 13
Merseyside +29 1 - - 1
Lancashire +18 1 £575 +46.03%
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 25 (100.00%) AWS
2 20 (80.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 15 (60.00%) Amazon ECS
4 14 (56.00%) DevOps
4 14 (56.00%) Python
5 13 (52.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 12 (48.00%) Microservices
6 12 (48.00%) Java
6 12 (48.00%) Amazon S3
7 11 (44.00%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (44.00%) Serverless
8 10 (40.00%) Amazon EKS
8 10 (40.00%) Docker
8 10 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (40.00%) Terraform
9 9 (36.00%) Amazon ELB
10 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure as Code
11 7 (28.00%) Linux
11 7 (28.00%) REST
11 7 (28.00%) Route 53
11 7 (28.00%) OAuth
11 7 (28.00%) Banking
12 6 (24.00%) Splunk
12 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
12 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
12 6 (24.00%) OpenShift
12 6 (24.00%) Oracle

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 2 (8.00%) JBoss
1 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 25 (100.00%) AWS
2 20 (80.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 15 (60.00%) Amazon ECS
4 13 (52.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 12 (48.00%) Amazon S3
6 11 (44.00%) Serverless
7 10 (40.00%) Amazon EKS
7 10 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (36.00%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (28.00%) Route 53
10 6 (24.00%) AWS CloudTrail
10 6 (24.00%) OpenShift
10 6 (24.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (16.00%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (12.00%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (12.00%) AWS Fargate
13 2 (8.00%) Amazon Cognito
13 2 (8.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (8.00%) GitHub
14 1 (4.00%) Amazon EMR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (16.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (8.00%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (8.00%) MySQL
6 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (8.00%) CA Release Automation
3 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 2 (8.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.00%) CircleCI
4 1 (4.00%) Maven
4 1 (4.00%) Mocha
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (28.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) AWS Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (4.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Lambda Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Serverless Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) OAuth
1 7 (28.00%) REST
2 6 (24.00%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (20.00%) JSON
3 5 (20.00%) OAuth2
3 5 (20.00%) SAML
3 5 (20.00%) YAML
4 2 (8.00%) Node.js
5 1 (4.00%) Apollo GraphQL
5 1 (4.00%) GraphQL
5 1 (4.00%) Jest
5 1 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (4.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) PKI
2 5 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Native
4 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) DevOps
2 12 (48.00%) Microservices
3 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 6 (24.00%) Auto-Scaling
4 6 (24.00%) Cryptography
4 6 (24.00%) Observability
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Decision-Making
5 2 (8.00%) Fintech
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) API Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (4.00%) DevSecOps
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Python
2 12 (48.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Terraform
2 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (24.00%) PingFederate
4 5 (20.00%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (12.00%) Kubernetes
6 2 (8.00%) Istio
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
1 6 (24.00%) Splunk
2 2 (8.00%) AppDynamics
2 2 (8.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow