Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 438 509
Rank change year-on-year +160 +71 +88
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 965 517 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.52% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.18% 3.33% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 376 347
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £419 £400 £375
90th Percentile £625 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 23,084 15,512 12,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.35% 15.61% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,880 10,696 8,265
UK median daily rate £476 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.78% +8.43%
10th Percentile £305 £270 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 220 186
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.23 £11.58
90th Percentile £60.00 £63.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £17.03
% change year-on-year -6.67% +10.10% -24.31%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +150 939 £525 +5.00% 189
London +102 579 £525 - 97
UK excluding London +122 373 £488 +8.33% 106
North of England +108 177 £475 - 34
Yorkshire +74 95 £500 +122.22% 13
South East -2 70 £500 +13.96% 13
North West +25 63 £463 -9.76% 17
Midlands +6 54 £475 - 24
East of England +41 41 £525 - 9
West Midlands +2 35 £444 -4.05% 14
North East +24 22 £500 +5.26% 4
East Midlands +24 19 £501 +5.37% 10
South West -41 17 £475 +8.57% 12
Scotland -22 14 £475 +11.76% 13
Wales -30 1 £525 +16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 952 (98.65%) Amazon AWS
2 538 (55.75%) Amazon S3
3 502 (52.02%) DevOps
4 473 (49.02%) Jenkins
5 401 (41.55%) Linux
6 396 (41.04%) Python
7 392 (40.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 383 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
9 360 (37.31%) Ansible
10 339 (35.13%) Java
11 327 (33.89%) Puppet
12 324 (33.58%) Docker
13 320 (33.16%) Terraform
14 314 (32.54%) Amazon RDS
15 288 (29.84%) Serverless
16 270 (27.98%) Continuous Integration
17 268 (27.77%) Web Services
18 259 (26.84%) AWS Lambda
19 247 (25.60%) Opscode Chef
20 228 (23.63%) AWS CloudFormation
21 216 (22.38%) SQL
22 214 (22.18%) Git (software)
23 200 (20.73%) Configuration Management
24 189 (19.59%) Kubernetes
24 189 (19.59%) Amazon ELB
25 186 (19.27%) Bash Shell
26 172 (17.82%) Scrum
27 166 (17.20%) Microservices
28 164 (16.99%) Route 53
29 156 (16.17%) Unix

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 85 (8.81%) Confluence
2 77 (7.98%) IIS
3 75 (7.77%) Elasticsearch
4 61 (6.32%) Tomcat
5 60 (6.22%) Apache
6 39 (4.04%) nginx
7 33 (3.42%) Apache Spark
8 31 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 29 (3.01%) Jetty
10 25 (2.59%) Mongrel
10 25 (2.59%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.66%) OpenStack
12 11 (1.14%) CMS
13 8 (0.83%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.62%) JBoss
15 6 (0.62%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.62%) Tuxedo
15 6 (0.62%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 53 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 53 (5.49%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.31%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Magento
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 952 (98.65%) Amazon AWS
2 538 (55.75%) Amazon S3
3 392 (40.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 288 (29.84%) Serverless
5 259 (26.84%) AWS Lambda
6 228 (23.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 189 (19.59%) Amazon ELB
8 164 (16.99%) Route 53
9 138 (14.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 92 (9.53%) Amazon EMR
11 88 (9.12%) Amazon SQS
12 68 (7.05%) GitHub
13 58 (6.01%) CloudFront
14 55 (5.70%) Amazon Kinesis
15 49 (5.08%) Google Cloud Platform
16 48 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
17 36 (3.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 36 (3.73%) Amazon Glacier
18 34 (3.52%) OpenShift
19 32 (3.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (9.02%) HTTP
2 69 (7.15%) DNS
3 68 (7.05%) TCP/IP
4 63 (6.53%) Firewall
5 38 (3.94%) SSL
6 35 (3.63%) VPN
7 32 (3.32%) DHCP
8 27 (2.80%) IPsec
9 25 (2.59%) FTP
10 15 (1.55%) SSH
11 13 (1.35%) OpenLDAP
12 11 (1.14%) OpenVPN
13 10 (1.04%) ICMP
13 10 (1.04%) LAN
13 10 (1.04%) WAN
14 6 (0.62%) Network Security
15 5 (0.52%) Internet
15 5 (0.52%) SMS
16 4 (0.41%) VLAN
17 3 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (32.54%) Amazon RDS
2 140 (14.51%) MySQL
3 103 (10.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 92 (9.53%) PostgreSQL
5 90 (9.33%) Hadoop
5 90 (9.33%) SQL Server
6 89 (9.22%) Big Data
7 88 (9.12%) NoSQL
8 87 (9.02%) Amazon Redshift
9 86 (8.91%) MongoDB
10 66 (6.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 66 (6.84%) Apache Hive
11 60 (6.22%) Relational Database
12 54 (5.60%) Amazon Aurora
13 48 (4.97%) Impala
14 45 (4.66%) Sqoop
15 38 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
16 32 (3.32%) Amazon Athena
17 24 (2.49%) Redis
18 19 (1.97%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 473 (49.02%) Jenkins
2 214 (22.18%) Git (software)
3 119 (12.33%) JIRA
4 110 (11.40%) Maven
5 108 (11.19%) SonarQube
6 76 (7.88%) GitLab
7 74 (7.67%) JUnit
8 59 (6.11%) Mockito
9 55 (5.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 52 (5.39%) DbUnit
10 52 (5.39%) jMock
11 48 (4.97%) Bitbucket
12 46 (4.77%) TeamCity
13 39 (4.04%) Artifactory
14 36 (3.73%) Vagrant
15 30 (3.11%) Selenium
16 28 (2.90%) Gradle
17 24 (2.49%) Travis CI
18 17 (1.76%) PHPUnit
18 17 (1.76%) Subversion
General
1 86 (8.91%) Finance
2 48 (4.97%) Retail
3 22 (2.28%) Marketing
4 15 (1.55%) Banking
5 14 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 7 (0.73%) Music Industry
7 5 (0.52%) Legal
7 5 (0.52%) Publishing
8 3 (0.31%) Advertising
8 3 (0.31%) Games
9 2 (0.21%) Billing
9 2 (0.21%) Electronics
9 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.21%) Law
9 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 376 (38.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 305 (31.61%) AWS Engineer
3 238 (24.66%) AWS DevOps
4 226 (23.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 215 (22.28%) Developer
6 76 (7.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 72 (7.46%) Java Developer
8 70 (7.25%) Architect
9 61 (6.32%) Operations Engineer
10 60 (6.22%) Platform Engineer
11 59 (6.11%) Data Engineer
12 53 (5.49%) AWS Architect
13 44 (4.56%) Senior Developer
14 40 (4.15%) .NET Developer
15 38 (3.94%) Consultant
16 35 (3.63%) Senior .NET Developer
17 32 (3.32%) AWS Developer
17 32 (3.32%) Linux Engineer
18 30 (3.11%) Cloud Architect
19 28 (2.90%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (27.77%) Web Services
2 116 (12.02%) .NET
3 92 (9.53%) Node.js
4 90 (9.33%) J2EE
5 87 (9.02%) Spring Boot
6 85 (8.81%) Elastic Stack
7 83 (8.60%) Spring
8 73 (7.56%) RESTful
9 62 (6.42%) SOAP
10 54 (5.60%) REST
11 52 (5.39%) Apache Camel
11 52 (5.39%) PowerMock
12 41 (4.25%) JSON
13 33 (3.42%) HTML
14 30 (3.11%) CSS
15 25 (2.59%) Sensu
15 25 (2.59%) Servlets
16 24 (2.49%) RabbitMQ
17 23 (2.38%) React
18 22 (2.28%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (5.39%) Wiki
3 35 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.11%) Cloud Native
5 29 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
5 29 (3.01%) Public Cloud
6 27 (2.80%) Fintech
7 22 (2.28%) Private Cloud
8 20 (2.07%) NHS
9 16 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.55%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.24%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.24%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.93%) PKI
12 9 (0.93%) User Experience
13 7 (0.73%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 401 (41.55%) Linux
2 156 (16.17%) Unix
3 148 (15.34%) Windows
4 143 (14.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (9.95%) CentOS
6 25 (2.59%) VMS
7 24 (2.49%) Ubuntu
8 20 (2.07%) Windows Server
9 19 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.93%) Solaris
11 8 (0.83%) CoreOS
12 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.41%) Debian
14 3 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.21%) Android
15 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.21%) Fedora
16 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (52.02%) DevOps
2 383 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (27.98%) Continuous Integration
4 200 (20.73%) Configuration Management
5 172 (17.82%) Scrum
6 166 (17.20%) Microservices
7 145 (15.03%) TDD
8 131 (13.58%) Test Automation
9 126 (13.06%) Open Source
10 111 (11.50%) ETL
11 100 (10.36%) E-Commerce
12 91 (9.43%) Migration
13 90 (9.33%) Build Automation
14 83 (8.60%) Kanban
15 81 (8.39%) BDD
16 73 (7.56%) Auto-Scaling
17 70 (7.25%) Deployment Automation
18 59 (6.11%) Load Balancing
19 57 (5.91%) Software Engineering
20 56 (5.80%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 396 (41.04%) Python
2 339 (35.13%) Java
3 216 (22.38%) SQL
4 186 (19.27%) Bash Shell
5 127 (13.16%) PowerShell
6 97 (10.05%) Ruby
7 88 (9.12%) JavaScript
8 78 (8.08%) Shell Script
9 56 (5.80%) Korn
9 56 (5.80%) Scala
10 50 (5.18%) C#
10 50 (5.18%) Perl
11 44 (4.56%) Java 8
12 28 (2.90%) PHP
13 25 (2.59%) C++
14 21 (2.18%) PHP 7
15 19 (1.97%) Go
16 17 (1.76%) Groovy
17 15 (1.55%) ES6
18 12 (1.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 92 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 76 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.15%) Degree
4 36 (3.73%) AWS Certification
5 26 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.31%) MCSA
8 3 (0.31%) MCSE
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.21%) PhD
10 1 (0.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.10%) CCNP
10 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.10%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.53%) QA
2 14 (1.45%) PMO
3 6 (0.62%) GDPR
4 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 324 (33.58%) Docker
2 89 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.80%) vSphere
4 46 (4.77%) HDFS
5 32 (3.32%) Active Directory
6 26 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (2.69%) Xen
7 12 (1.24%) Squid
8 8 (0.83%) Postfix
8 8 (0.83%) vCloud
9 5 (0.52%) XenApp
10 4 (0.41%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.41%) NFS
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.21%) Btrfs
12 1 (0.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.10%) iptables
12 1 (0.10%) KVM
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 360 (37.31%) Ansible
2 327 (33.89%) Puppet
3 320 (33.16%) Terraform
4 247 (25.60%) Opscode Chef
5 189 (19.59%) Kubernetes
6 98 (10.16%) Packer
7 53 (5.49%) ZABBIX
8 51 (5.28%) Grafana
9 46 (4.77%) Hadoop YARN
10 44 (4.56%) Prometheus
11 41 (4.25%) Rancher
12 40 (4.15%) Kibana
13 38 (3.94%) Nagios
14 36 (3.73%) logstash
15 25 (2.59%) Mesos
16 24 (2.49%) Uchiwa
17 23 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
18 22 (2.28%) Pingdom
19 19 (1.97%) Sysdig
20 15 (1.55%) Salt
Vendors
1 105 (10.88%) VMware
2 103 (10.67%) Oracle
3 76 (7.88%) Splunk
4 49 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 48 (4.97%) Cloudera
6 38 (3.94%) Google
7 31 (3.21%) Adobe
7 31 (3.21%) Black Duck
7 31 (3.21%) Sitecore
8 29 (3.01%) Atlassian
8 29 (3.01%) New Relic
9 27 (2.80%) hybris
9 27 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.28%) PagerDuty
11 18 (1.87%) Zend
12 15 (1.55%) Dynatrace
13 8 (0.83%) Solace
13 8 (0.83%) Sonatype
14 6 (0.62%) SaltStack
15 5 (0.52%) MuleSoft