Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 179 214
Rank change year-on-year +10 +35 -34
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 31 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.60% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.83% 5.44% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 17
North West median daily rate £463 £499 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +33.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £322 £363 £319
90th Percentile £558 £599 £518
England median daily rate £523 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.60% +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 810 643 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.21% 10.96% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 422 292
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 13
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £14.40 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.45% -55.71% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.76 £10.88 £11.70
90th Percentile £30.40 £31.07 £37.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -1 13 £488 +8.33% 14
Lancashire - 6 £433 - 1
Cheshire -8 5 - - 3
Merseyside +11 1 £350 -36.07% 3
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 29 (93.55%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (70.97%) Amazon S3
2 22 (70.97%) Linux
3 20 (64.52%) DevOps
4 18 (58.06%) Jenkins
5 16 (51.61%) Python
6 14 (45.16%) Puppet
7 12 (38.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (38.71%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (35.48%) Scrum
8 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
9 10 (32.26%) CentOS
9 10 (32.26%) Route 53
9 10 (32.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (32.26%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (32.26%) Terraform
9 10 (32.26%) Serverless
10 9 (29.03%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (29.03%) GitLab
11 8 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (25.81%) Node.js
11 8 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (25.81%) TDD
11 8 (25.81%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
12 7 (22.58%) MySQL
12 7 (22.58%) Finance
12 7 (22.58%) JIRA
12 7 (22.58%) Docker

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 (16.13%) Confluence
2 3 (9.68%) SAS
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon Alexa
Cloud Services
1 29 (93.55%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (70.97%) Amazon S3
3 12 (38.71%) AWS Lambda
3 12 (38.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (32.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (32.26%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (32.26%) Route 53
4 10 (32.26%) Serverless
5 5 (16.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (12.90%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (9.68%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (9.68%) CloudFront
7 3 (9.68%) GitHub
8 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) SMS
2 3 (9.68%) SMTP
2 3 (9.68%) SSL
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) HTTP
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) SSH
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) MySQL
2 6 (19.35%) MongoDB
3 5 (16.13%) Big Data
4 4 (12.90%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (9.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (6.45%) Flink
7 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Jenkins
2 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
3 9 (29.03%) GitLab
3 9 (29.03%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (22.58%) JIRA
5 6 (19.35%) SonarQube
6 4 (12.90%) Maven
7 2 (6.45%) Artifactory
7 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.45%) JUnit
7 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (3.23%) GoCD
8 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Consultant
1 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) AWS DevOps
3 6 (19.35%) DevOps Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Applications Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) AWS Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) AWS Developer
6 2 (6.45%) AWS Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.45%) React Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (25.81%) Node.js
2 4 (12.90%) Gherkin
2 4 (12.90%) REST
2 4 (12.90%) SOAP
3 3 (9.68%) CSS
3 3 (9.68%) Sass
3 3 (9.68%) Software Packaging
4 2 (6.45%) Flask
4 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.45%) React
4 2 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (6.45%) Sinatra
4 2 (6.45%) Spring
4 2 (6.45%) SQLAlchemy
5 1 (3.23%) HTML
5 1 (3.23%) HTML5
5 1 (3.23%) LAMP
5 1 (3.23%) Middleware
5 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) PKI
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Linux
2 10 (32.26%) CentOS
3 8 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (12.90%) Windows
5 1 (3.23%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) DevOps
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) TDD
5 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 5 (16.13%) Cryptography
7 4 (12.90%) Auto-Scaling
7 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (9.68%) Analytics
8 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.45%) Data Analytics
9 2 (6.45%) Kanban
9 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
9 2 (6.45%) Machine Learning
9 2 (6.45%) OO
9 2 (6.45%) OWASP
9 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Python
2 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) Ruby
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Docker
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) Puppet
2 10 (32.26%) Terraform
3 8 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (19.35%) Grafana
4 6 (19.35%) Packer
4 6 (19.35%) Prometheus
5 3 (9.68%) Rsyslog
6 2 (6.45%) Ansible
6 2 (6.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Black Duck
2 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.45%) Google
3 2 (6.45%) Splunk
4 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp
4 1 (3.23%) VMware