Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 January 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)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 465 547
Rank change year-on-year +115 +82 -5
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 678 459 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.86% 3.80% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 346 251
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.05%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 17,563 12,091 7,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.51% 12.44% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,193 8,309 5,081
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 167 122
UK median hourly rate £18.56 £18.75 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% -13.35% -3.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.40 £10.55
90th Percentile £54.03 £57.12 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.28 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.27% -27.24% +11.76%

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Amazon EC2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon EC2 in the UK

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon EC2.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in the UK

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in the UK

Amazon EC2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon EC2.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Amazon EC2 in the UK

Amazon EC2
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 January 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
England +100 656 £500 - 188
London +27 438 £525 +3.96% 105
UK excluding London +113 232 £475 +5.56% 90
South East +30 74 £450 -10.00% 8
Midlands +48 53 £475 +18.75% 19
North of England +32 37 £475 +5.56% 23
West Midlands +42 36 £475 +5.56% 12
South West +26 36 £500 +11.11% 18
North West +14 31 £450 - 20
East of England 0 18 £525 +27.27% 15
East Midlands +10 14 £475 +18.75% 7
Scotland -7 9 £444 +4.41% 2
Wales +12 6 £450 -14.29% 4
North East +50 4 £475 -8.21%
Yorkshire +13 2 £500 +11.11% 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 661 (97.49%) Amazon AWS
2 403 (59.44%) DevOps
3 397 (58.55%) Amazon S3
4 374 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
5 356 (52.51%) Linux
6 320 (47.20%) Jenkins
7 302 (44.54%) Docker
8 298 (43.95%) Java
9 249 (36.73%) Git (software)
10 243 (35.84%) Amazon RDS
11 238 (35.10%) Puppet
12 235 (34.66%) Terraform
13 232 (34.22%) Python
14 224 (33.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 212 (31.27%) Configuration Management
16 205 (30.24%) Continuous Integration
17 196 (28.91%) Ansible
18 189 (27.88%) Serverless
19 182 (26.84%) AWS Lambda
20 180 (26.55%) Scrum
21 177 (26.11%) Route 53
22 165 (24.34%) Amazon ELB
23 149 (21.98%) AWS CloudFormation
24 144 (21.24%) TDD
25 140 (20.65%) Web Services
26 133 (19.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
27 117 (17.26%) Ruby
28 116 (17.11%) Elasticsearch
29 113 (16.67%) Microservices
30 112 (16.52%) Security Cleared

Amazon EC2
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 116 (17.11%) Elasticsearch
2 76 (11.21%) Apache
3 70 (10.32%) Confluence
4 62 (9.14%) Tomcat
5 54 (7.96%) nginx
6 29 (4.28%) Apache Spark
7 27 (3.98%) Apache Solr
8 19 (2.80%) IIS
8 19 (2.80%) Jetty
9 18 (2.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (2.06%) CMS
11 12 (1.77%) Mongrel
11 12 (1.77%) WebSphere
12 11 (1.62%) JBoss
13 9 (1.33%) OpenStack
13 9 (1.33%) WebLogic
14 8 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.88%) Apache Pig
16 4 (0.59%) SAS
17 2 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Magento
1 1 (0.15%) Odoo
1 1 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 661 (97.49%) Amazon AWS
2 397 (58.55%) Amazon S3
3 224 (33.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 189 (27.88%) Serverless
5 182 (26.84%) AWS Lambda
6 177 (26.11%) Route 53
7 165 (24.34%) Amazon ELB
8 149 (21.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 133 (19.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 94 (13.86%) Amazon SQS
11 81 (11.95%) GitHub
12 57 (8.41%) CloudFront
13 46 (6.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 43 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
15 37 (5.46%) Amazon Kinesis
16 32 (4.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 27 (3.98%) Google Cloud Platform
18 22 (3.24%) Google App Engine
19 21 (3.10%) AWS CloudTrail
20 20 (2.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (12.39%) HTTP
2 70 (10.32%) TCP/IP
3 56 (8.26%) DNS
4 41 (6.05%) SSL
5 36 (5.31%) Firewall
6 32 (4.72%) SSH
7 25 (3.69%) OpenLDAP
8 21 (3.10%) SMS
9 18 (2.65%) FTP
9 18 (2.65%) IPsec
9 18 (2.65%) OpenVPN
10 16 (2.36%) VPN
11 13 (1.92%) DHCP
12 11 (1.62%) Internet
13 7 (1.03%) DSL
14 5 (0.74%) BGP
14 5 (0.74%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.74%) Network Security
15 4 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (0.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (35.84%) Amazon RDS
2 70 (10.32%) NoSQL
3 66 (9.73%) PostgreSQL
4 64 (9.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 62 (9.14%) MySQL
6 59 (8.70%) MongoDB
7 50 (7.37%) SQL Server
8 42 (6.19%) Big Data
9 36 (5.31%) Hadoop
10 29 (4.28%) Amazon Redshift
11 25 (3.69%) Redis
12 20 (2.95%) HBase
13 19 (2.80%) Relational Database
14 18 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (2.21%) Data Mining
15 15 (2.21%) Power BI
16 13 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (1.77%) Apache Hive
17 12 (1.77%) Impala
17 12 (1.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 320 (47.20%) Jenkins
2 249 (36.73%) Git (software)
3 106 (15.63%) JIRA
4 104 (15.34%) Maven
5 84 (12.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 70 (10.32%) Artifactory
7 55 (8.11%) JUnit
8 50 (7.37%) SonarQube
9 41 (6.05%) Subversion
10 35 (5.16%) Cucumber
11 31 (4.57%) Bitbucket
12 28 (4.13%) Mockito
13 26 (3.83%) GitLab
14 22 (3.24%) Ant
15 21 (3.10%) DbUnit
15 21 (3.10%) jMock
16 20 (2.95%) Liquibase
17 19 (2.80%) IntelliJ
18 18 (2.65%) TeamCity
19 16 (2.36%) Selenium
General
1 67 (9.88%) Finance
2 29 (4.28%) Retail
3 23 (3.39%) Banking
4 19 (2.80%) Publishing
5 17 (2.51%) Marketing
6 12 (1.77%) Games
7 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.88%) Retail Banking
7 6 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.74%) Law
9 4 (0.59%) Electronics
9 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.44%) Billing
10 3 (0.44%) Legal
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 268 (39.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 186 (27.43%) Developer
3 168 (24.78%) AWS Engineer
4 138 (20.35%) AWS DevOps
5 116 (17.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 100 (14.75%) Java Developer
7 66 (9.73%) AWS Developer
8 51 (7.52%) Architect
9 37 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
10 31 (4.57%) Consultant
11 30 (4.42%) AWS Architect
12 29 (4.28%) Senior Developer
13 24 (3.54%) Software Engineer
14 23 (3.39%) Senior DevOps
15 22 (3.24%) Agile Developer
15 22 (3.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 19 (2.80%) Linux Engineer
16 19 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
17 18 (2.65%) Agile Java Developer
17 18 (2.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (20.65%) Web Services
2 105 (15.49%) Node.js
3 86 (12.68%) Spring
4 76 (11.21%) Elastic Stack
5 75 (11.06%) REST
6 62 (9.14%) JSON
7 59 (8.70%) RESTful
8 58 (8.55%) React
9 52 (7.67%) J2EE
10 50 (7.37%) AngularJS
11 46 (6.78%) .NET
12 44 (6.49%) Spring Boot
13 40 (5.90%) HTML
14 37 (5.46%) Apache Camel
15 36 (5.31%) Kafka
16 35 (5.16%) CSS
17 33 (4.87%) RabbitMQ
18 32 (4.72%) XML
19 31 (4.57%) Hibernate
20 30 (4.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
1 40 (5.90%) Linux Command Line
2 27 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (3.83%) Public Cloud
4 20 (2.95%) Fintech
5 12 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.33%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
7 9 (1.33%) Cloud Native
7 9 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.18%) Blog
9 7 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.03%) User Experience
10 6 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.88%) Replication
11 5 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (0.74%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 356 (52.51%) Linux
2 68 (10.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 68 (10.03%) Unix
3 63 (9.29%) CentOS
4 54 (7.96%) Windows
5 25 (3.69%) Windows Server
6 24 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (3.24%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.18%) CoreOS
9 6 (0.88%) AIX
9 6 (0.88%) Android
9 6 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.88%) Debian
9 6 (0.88%) Solaris
10 4 (0.59%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.44%) VMS
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (59.44%) DevOps
2 374 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (31.27%) Configuration Management
4 205 (30.24%) Continuous Integration
5 180 (26.55%) Scrum
6 144 (21.24%) TDD
7 113 (16.67%) Microservices
8 103 (15.19%) Kanban
9 85 (12.54%) Continuous Delivery
9 85 (12.54%) Open Source
10 84 (12.39%) BDD
11 78 (11.50%) Test Automation
12 73 (10.77%) Software Engineering
13 68 (10.03%) E-Commerce
14 48 (7.08%) Migration
15 44 (6.49%) Load Balancing
16 42 (6.19%) Continuous Deployment
17 37 (5.46%) Analytics
18 36 (5.31%) High Availability
19 35 (5.16%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 298 (43.95%) Java
2 232 (34.22%) Python
3 117 (17.26%) Ruby
4 111 (16.37%) Bash Shell
5 108 (15.93%) JavaScript
6 70 (10.32%) SQL
7 43 (6.34%) Shell Script
8 39 (5.75%) Groovy
9 32 (4.72%) Perl
10 31 (4.57%) Scala
11 26 (3.83%) PHP
12 22 (3.24%) C#
12 22 (3.24%) R
13 20 (2.95%) Go
14 10 (1.47%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.18%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.88%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.74%) Apex Code
17 5 (0.74%) Clojure
17 5 (0.74%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 112 (16.52%) Security Cleared
2 88 (12.98%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.69%) AWS Certification
4 17 (2.51%) Degree
5 9 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.59%) CISM
7 4 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.59%) MCSE
8 2 (0.29%) CCNA
8 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.29%) MCSA
8 2 (0.29%) RHCE
8 2 (0.29%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.15%) CISA
9 1 (0.15%) CISSP
9 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.24%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.59%) GPG13
3 3 (0.44%) PMO
3 3 (0.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 302 (44.54%) Docker
2 49 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.57%) Active Directory
4 29 (4.28%) vSphere
5 28 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (3.54%) vCloud
7 23 (3.39%) Squid
8 18 (2.65%) Postfix
9 15 (2.21%) Xen
10 9 (1.33%) HDFS
11 5 (0.74%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.59%) XenApp
12 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.44%) Samba
14 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.29%) Firmware
14 2 (0.29%) NFS
15 1 (0.15%) GlusterFS
15 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
15 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 238 (35.10%) Puppet
2 235 (34.66%) Terraform
3 196 (28.91%) Ansible
4 108 (15.93%) Opscode Chef
5 107 (15.78%) Kubernetes
6 66 (9.73%) Kibana
7 59 (8.70%) logstash
8 36 (5.31%) ZABBIX
9 32 (4.72%) Grafana
10 27 (3.98%) Prometheus
11 24 (3.54%) Mesos
11 24 (3.54%) Packer
12 23 (3.39%) Sysdig
13 22 (3.24%) Nagios
14 21 (3.10%) Docker Swarm
14 21 (3.10%) Rsyslog
15 19 (2.80%) WSUS
16 18 (2.65%) Rancher
17 16 (2.36%) Consul
18 12 (1.77%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 74 (10.91%) VMware
2 32 (4.72%) Atlassian
2 32 (4.72%) Oracle
3 28 (4.13%) Red Hat
4 26 (3.83%) Microsoft
5 25 (3.69%) Google
6 22 (3.24%) New Relic
7 20 (2.95%) Splunk
8 19 (2.80%) Adobe
9 18 (2.65%) Sonatype
10 17 (2.51%) SaltStack
11 11 (1.62%) Black Duck
11 11 (1.62%) Rackspace
12 10 (1.47%) AlienVault
12 10 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.33%) IBM
14 8 (1.18%) Cloudera
14 8 (1.18%) hybris
15 7 (1.03%) MuleSoft
16 6 (0.88%) ForgeRock