Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 165 194
Rank change year-on-year +24 +29 +8
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 83 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 0.67% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.90% 4.98% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 25 19
North West median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £395 £334 £363
90th Percentile £578 £575 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
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 1,407 763 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.37% 13.42% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 504 420
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £240 £257 £289
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 5 8
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +56.86% -57.77%
10th Percentile £11.46 £12.75 £10.88
90th Percentile £42.50 £113.05 £15.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.63%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -2 38 £500 +2.56% 15
Cheshire - 20 £438 - 3
Lancashire -10 19 £450 +4.05%
Merseyside -5 1 £675 -
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 83 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (78.31%) DevOps
3 55 (66.27%) Puppet
4 54 (65.06%) Jenkins
5 51 (61.45%) Linux
6 44 (53.01%) Amazon S3
7 42 (50.60%) Python
8 36 (43.37%) Terraform
9 35 (42.17%) Docker
10 33 (39.76%) Ansible
11 32 (38.55%) Kubernetes
12 31 (37.35%) Microservices
12 31 (37.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 30 (36.14%) Amazon ELB
13 30 (36.14%) HTTP
14 28 (33.73%) Java
14 28 (33.73%) MySQL
15 26 (31.33%) Route 53
16 25 (30.12%) Packer
16 25 (30.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 23 (27.71%) MongoDB
18 21 (25.30%) GitLab
18 21 (25.30%) CentOS
18 21 (25.30%) Test Automation
19 20 (24.10%) SonarQube
20 19 (22.89%) Grafana
20 19 (22.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
20 19 (22.89%) Prometheus
20 19 (22.89%) Opscode Chef
20 19 (22.89%) Apache Cassandra

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 15 (18.07%) nginx
2 14 (16.87%) Apache
3 13 (15.66%) Jetty
3 13 (15.66%) Tomcat
4 12 (14.46%) IIS
5 10 (12.05%) Mongrel
5 10 (12.05%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.82%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.61%) JBoss
8 2 (2.41%) Confluence
8 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 83 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (53.01%) Amazon S3
3 31 (37.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 30 (36.14%) Amazon ELB
5 26 (31.33%) Route 53
6 17 (20.48%) Amazon SQS
7 12 (14.46%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (14.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (12.05%) Google App Engine
8 10 (12.05%) SaaS
9 7 (8.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (7.23%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (4.82%) Amazon Glacier
11 4 (4.82%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (4.82%) Serverless
12 3 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (2.41%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (2.41%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (2.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (2.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (36.14%) HTTP
2 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
3 12 (14.46%) DNS
4 11 (13.25%) SSL
5 10 (12.05%) DHCP
5 10 (12.05%) FTP
5 10 (12.05%) IPsec
6 7 (8.43%) VPN
7 3 (3.61%) Internet
8 2 (2.41%) Firewall
9 1 (1.20%) ICMP
9 1 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (33.73%) MySQL
2 23 (27.71%) MongoDB
3 19 (22.89%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (22.89%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (14.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (7.23%) Amazon Athena
5 6 (7.23%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (7.23%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.82%) Big Data
6 4 (4.82%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.61%) Apache Hive
7 3 (3.61%) Impala
8 2 (2.41%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.20%) OLTP
9 1 (1.20%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 54 (65.06%) Jenkins
2 21 (25.30%) GitLab
3 20 (24.10%) SonarQube
4 10 (12.05%) Travis CI
5 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.23%) Maven
6 3 (3.61%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.61%) Gradle
6 3 (3.61%) IntelliJ
6 3 (3.61%) JIRA
6 3 (3.61%) NetBeans
7 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.20%) JUnit
8 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.20%) Spock
General
1 5 (6.02%) Banking
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Investment Banking
2 4 (4.82%) Law
3 1 (1.20%) Publishing
3 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (38.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (31.33%) AWS Engineer
3 16 (19.28%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (16.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Platform Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Data Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (3.61%) Administrator
9 3 (3.61%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.41%) Architect
10 2 (2.41%) Lead Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Lead Java Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.41%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) Web Services
2 11 (13.25%) .NET
3 10 (12.05%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (12.05%) J2EE
3 10 (12.05%) Servlets
3 10 (12.05%) Spring
3 10 (12.05%) Spring Boot
4 4 (4.82%) JSON
4 4 (4.82%) XML
5 3 (3.61%) HTML
5 3 (3.61%) Java EE
5 3 (3.61%) JMS
5 3 (3.61%) JSP
5 3 (3.61%) LAMP
5 3 (3.61%) REST
5 3 (3.61%) SOAP
6 2 (2.41%) CSS
6 2 (2.41%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.02%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.20%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 51 (61.45%) Linux
2 25 (30.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (25.30%) CentOS
4 9 (10.84%) Windows
5 6 (7.23%) VMS
6 2 (2.41%) Debian
6 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (78.31%) DevOps
2 31 (37.35%) Microservices
3 21 (25.30%) Test Automation
4 19 (22.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 16 (19.28%) Configuration Management
6 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (13.25%) Open Source
7 11 (13.25%) Scrum
7 11 (13.25%) TDD
8 10 (12.05%) BDD
8 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing
9 9 (10.84%) API Design
9 9 (10.84%) API Development
9 9 (10.84%) B2B
9 9 (10.84%) B2C
9 9 (10.84%) Functional Testing
9 9 (10.84%) Monetization
9 9 (10.84%) Technical Leadership
9 9 (10.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.60%) Python
2 28 (33.73%) Java
3 11 (13.25%) Bash Shell
3 11 (13.25%) SQL
4 10 (12.05%) Java 8
5 5 (6.02%) Perl
6 4 (4.82%) Scala
6 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.61%) PHP
8 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.41%) PHP 7
9 1 (1.20%) C
9 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) AWS Certification
1 4 (4.82%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) GDPR
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 35 (42.17%) Docker
2 12 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.25%) Xen
4 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.20%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 55 (66.27%) Puppet
2 36 (43.37%) Terraform
3 33 (39.76%) Ansible
4 32 (38.55%) Kubernetes
5 25 (30.12%) Packer
6 19 (22.89%) Grafana
6 19 (22.89%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (22.89%) Prometheus
7 16 (19.28%) Rancher
8 2 (2.41%) Kibana
9 1 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.20%) logstash
9 1 (1.20%) Nagios
9 1 (1.20%) Rundeck
9 1 (1.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) Black Duck
2 12 (14.46%) VMware
3 11 (13.25%) Google
3 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.61%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.61%) Hortonworks
5 3 (3.61%) Meraki
6 1 (1.20%) Splunk
6 1 (1.20%) Zend