Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 167 221
Rank change year-on-year -15 +54 -33
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 39 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.70% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.07% 6.34% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 5
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £348
90th Percentile £645 £600 £580
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.00 - -

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 958 599 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.52% 11.10% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 396 319
North West median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £307
90th Percentile £598 £600 £550
England median daily rate £484 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +5.22% +2.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 10
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £20.20 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.22% -36.38% +41.11%
10th Percentile £12.71 £10.38 £13.20
90th Percentile £55.75 £66.13 £57.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.96 £20.25
% change year-on-year +5.49% -6.37% -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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -34 14 £475 +5.56% 10
Cheshire -9 13 £630 +5.00% 9
Lancashire - 5 £433 -
Merseyside +15 3 £850 -
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 39 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (74.36%) DevOps
3 26 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 24 (61.54%) Linux
5 22 (56.41%) Amazon S3
6 20 (51.28%) Python
6 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (43.59%) TDD
7 17 (43.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 14 (35.90%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (35.90%) Serverless
9 13 (33.33%) Node.js
10 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
11 11 (28.21%) Java
11 11 (28.21%) JIRA
11 11 (28.21%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (28.21%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (25.64%) Docker
12 10 (25.64%) Terraform
12 10 (25.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
13 9 (23.08%) GitHub
13 9 (23.08%) Windows
13 9 (23.08%) Scrum
14 8 (20.51%) Finance
14 8 (20.51%) Route 53
14 8 (20.51%) Puppet
14 8 (20.51%) Amazon DynamoDB

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 (17.95%) Confluence
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon Alexa
2 3 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 39 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (56.41%) Amazon S3
3 17 (43.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 14 (35.90%) AWS Lambda
4 14 (35.90%) Serverless
5 11 (28.21%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (25.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (23.08%) GitHub
8 8 (20.51%) Route 53
9 6 (15.38%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (12.82%) CloudFront
11 4 (10.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (7.69%) OpenShift
13 2 (5.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (5.13%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (5.13%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (5.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (5.13%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) SMS
2 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) HTTP
3 3 (7.69%) LAN
3 3 (7.69%) VPN
3 3 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
5 1 (2.56%) DHCP
5 1 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (20.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (12.82%) MySQL
4 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.13%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (5.13%) Blockchain
5 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
5 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (5.13%) Redis
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.56%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 26 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 11 (28.21%) JIRA
3 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.26%) CA Release Automation
4 4 (10.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (7.69%) GitLab
5 3 (7.69%) SonarQube
5 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (5.13%) CircleCI
6 2 (5.13%) Hudson
6 2 (5.13%) Mocha
6 2 (5.13%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) AWS DevOps
3 6 (15.38%) Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) DevOps Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Node.js Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) AWS Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) AWS Developer
6 3 (7.69%) AWS Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) Node.js
2 5 (12.82%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (12.82%) React
3 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.26%) Gherkin
3 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 4 (10.26%) REST
3 4 (10.26%) SOAP
4 3 (7.69%) .NET
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.69%) Express
4 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 3 (7.69%) Middleware
4 3 (7.69%) Spring
4 3 (7.69%) Spring Boot
5 2 (5.13%) boto
5 2 (5.13%) Chai
5 2 (5.13%) Flask
5 2 (5.13%) Redux
5 2 (5.13%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (2.56%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) Linux
2 9 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) CentOS
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) DevOps
2 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (43.59%) TDD
4 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (23.08%) Scrum
5 8 (20.51%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (12.82%) BDD
6 5 (12.82%) Microservices
6 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.26%) Kanban
8 3 (7.69%) Cryptography
8 3 (7.69%) High Availability
8 3 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (7.69%) Loose Coupling
8 3 (7.69%) Migration
8 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.69%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Python
2 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 11 (28.21%) Java
4 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
4 5 (12.82%) Groovy
4 5 (12.82%) Java 8
4 5 (12.82%) Ruby
5 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.26%) SQL
6 3 (7.69%) C
6 3 (7.69%) C++
6 3 (7.69%) Go
6 3 (7.69%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.13%) C#
7 2 (5.13%) ES6
7 2 (5.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) AWS Certification
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Docker
2 3 (7.69%) QEMU
2 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (25.64%) Terraform
3 8 (20.51%) Puppet
4 6 (15.38%) Ansible
4 6 (15.38%) Kubernetes
5 5 (12.82%) Packer
6 4 (10.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (7.69%) Grafana
7 3 (7.69%) Prometheus
8 2 (5.13%) Consul
8 2 (5.13%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (5.13%) Rancher
8 2 (5.13%) ZABBIX
9 1 (2.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Black Duck
1 3 (7.69%) Google
1 3 (7.69%) VMware
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.13%) Splunk
3 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.56%) WatchGuard