Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 2017 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 431 506 597
Rank change year-on-year +75 +91 -40
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 514 435 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.41% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.35% 3.63% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 341 211
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +5.45%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £315
90th Percentile £625 £600 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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 15331 11980 7256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.42% 11.26% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10560 8254 4845
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 185 113
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -20.00% +26.76%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.56 £10.60
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £41.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £17.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.91% -25.83% +31.43%

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017. 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 +78 487 £500 +5.26% 116
London +27 333 £525 +5.00% 69
UK excluding London +81 175 £450 - 51
South East +32 53 £428 -10.00% 14
South West +21 36 £438 -2.78% 11
North of England +95 35 £488 -2.50% 14
North West +45 30 £500 +5.26% 8
Midlands +27 20 £475 +14.46% 2
West Midlands +31 15 £463 +11.45%
Scotland +27 14 £425 -2.86% 2
Wales -1 9 £450 -
East of England -13 8 £525 - 6
East Midlands 0 7 £475 +11.76% 2
North East +70 3 £475 -9.95% 2
Yorkshire +34 2 £225 -41.94% 4

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, 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.

1 500 (97.28%) Amazon AWS
2 306 (59.53%) DevOps
3 273 (53.11%) Amazon S3
4 264 (51.36%) Jenkins
5 260 (50.58%) Agile Software Development
6 255 (49.61%) Linux
7 239 (46.50%) Docker
8 192 (37.35%) Java
9 185 (35.99%) Git (software)
10 181 (35.21%) Python
11 177 (34.44%) Puppet
12 167 (32.49%) Amazon RDS
13 162 (31.52%) Ansible
14 152 (29.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 147 (28.60%) Terraform
16 139 (27.04%) AWS CloudFormation
17 138 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
18 135 (26.26%) Scrum
19 126 (24.51%) Configuration Management
20 124 (24.12%) AWS Lambda
20 124 (24.12%) Serverless
21 110 (21.40%) Amazon ELB
21 110 (21.40%) Route 53
22 101 (19.65%) JavaScript
23 99 (19.26%) Ruby
23 99 (19.26%) Bash Shell
24 97 (18.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
24 97 (18.87%) Microservices
24 97 (18.87%) Opscode Chef
25 94 (18.29%) Web Services

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 86 (16.73%) Elasticsearch
2 56 (10.89%) Apache
3 51 (9.92%) Confluence
4 48 (9.34%) Tomcat
5 43 (8.37%) nginx
6 26 (5.06%) Apache Solr
7 24 (4.67%) Apache Spark
8 22 (4.28%) IIS
9 18 (3.50%) Jetty
10 16 (3.11%) WebSphere
11 14 (2.72%) Mongrel
12 9 (1.75%) Apache Pig
12 9 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (1.56%) CMS
13 8 (1.56%) JBoss
13 8 (1.56%) WebLogic
14 7 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (1.17%) SAS
16 5 (0.97%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) HipChat
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Magento
1 1 (0.19%) Odoo
1 1 (0.19%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 500 (97.28%) Amazon AWS
2 273 (53.11%) Amazon S3
3 152 (29.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 139 (27.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 124 (24.12%) AWS Lambda
5 124 (24.12%) Serverless
6 110 (21.40%) Amazon ELB
6 110 (21.40%) Route 53
7 97 (18.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 63 (12.26%) Amazon SQS
9 58 (11.28%) GitHub
10 46 (8.95%) CloudFront
11 41 (7.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 40 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (6.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 21 (4.09%) Amazon Kinesis
15 20 (3.89%) Amazon EMR
16 19 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
17 18 (3.50%) PaaS
18 14 (2.72%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 57 (11.09%) HTTP
2 46 (8.95%) DNS
3 39 (7.59%) TCP/IP
4 29 (5.64%) SSL
5 27 (5.25%) Firewall
6 22 (4.28%) SSH
7 20 (3.89%) IPsec
8 19 (3.70%) FTP
8 19 (3.70%) VPN
9 18 (3.50%) OpenLDAP
10 17 (3.31%) SMS
11 16 (3.11%) DHCP
11 16 (3.11%) DSL
12 13 (2.53%) OpenVPN
13 8 (1.56%) BGP
13 8 (1.56%) SMTP
14 5 (0.97%) LDAP
15 4 (0.78%) Internet
15 4 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (32.49%) Amazon RDS
2 73 (14.20%) NoSQL
3 72 (14.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 61 (11.87%) PostgreSQL
5 50 (9.73%) Big Data
6 49 (9.53%) Hadoop
7 45 (8.75%) MySQL
8 44 (8.56%) MongoDB
9 43 (8.37%) SQL Server
10 34 (6.61%) Redis
11 28 (5.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (4.67%) Relational Database
13 21 (4.09%) HBase
14 16 (3.11%) Amazon Redshift
14 16 (3.11%) Impala
15 15 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (2.92%) Oracle Database
16 13 (2.53%) Apache Hive
17 10 (1.95%) RDBMS
18 9 (1.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 264 (51.36%) Jenkins
2 185 (35.99%) Git (software)
3 91 (17.70%) JIRA
4 73 (14.20%) Maven
5 53 (10.31%) Sonatype Nexus
6 39 (7.59%) Artifactory
7 30 (5.84%) JUnit
8 27 (5.25%) Subversion
9 26 (5.06%) Bitbucket
10 23 (4.47%) SonarQube
11 22 (4.28%) Ant
11 22 (4.28%) GitLab
12 21 (4.09%) Vagrant
13 20 (3.89%) TeamCity
14 19 (3.70%) Cucumber
15 16 (3.11%) Travis CI
16 15 (2.92%) IntelliJ
17 14 (2.72%) Selenium
18 13 (2.53%) Liquibase
19 11 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 57 (11.09%) Finance
2 21 (4.09%) Publishing
3 18 (3.50%) Banking
4 15 (2.92%) Games
5 13 (2.53%) Marketing
6 11 (2.14%) Retail
7 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.78%) Law
8 4 (0.78%) Legal
8 4 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.58%) Advertising
9 3 (0.58%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Automotive
10 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 212 (41.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 149 (28.99%) Developer
3 142 (27.63%) AWS Engineer
4 109 (21.21%) AWS DevOps
5 101 (19.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 63 (12.26%) AWS Developer
7 56 (10.89%) Java Developer
8 38 (7.39%) Cloud Engineer
9 33 (6.42%) Architect
10 25 (4.86%) Consultant
11 19 (3.70%) Senior Developer
12 18 (3.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 16 (3.11%) Linux Engineer
14 15 (2.92%) .NET Developer
14 15 (2.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.92%) Software Engineer
15 14 (2.72%) AWS Architect
15 14 (2.72%) Platform Engineer
16 13 (2.53%) Agile Developer
17 12 (2.33%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (18.29%) Web Services
2 76 (14.79%) Node.js
3 62 (12.06%) React
4 60 (11.67%) REST
5 59 (11.48%) Spring
6 51 (9.92%) .NET
7 48 (9.34%) Elastic Stack
7 48 (9.34%) RESTful
8 44 (8.56%) Kafka
9 42 (8.17%) JSON
10 37 (7.20%) Spring Boot
11 35 (6.81%) HTML
12 34 (6.61%) RabbitMQ
13 33 (6.42%) AngularJS
14 31 (6.03%) CSS
15 23 (4.47%) XML
16 21 (4.09%) J2EE
17 20 (3.89%) jQuery
18 18 (3.50%) Hibernate
19 17 (3.31%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.61%) Linux Command Line
2 25 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.67%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.70%) Fintech
5 18 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.53%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.75%) Blog
7 9 (1.75%) PKI
7 9 (1.75%) Replication
8 8 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.56%) User Experience
9 6 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.97%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.97%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.97%) Semantic Web
11 4 (0.78%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.58%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 255 (49.61%) Linux
2 57 (11.09%) CentOS
3 51 (9.92%) Unix
4 47 (9.14%) Windows
5 39 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (4.28%) Ubuntu
7 18 (3.50%) Windows Server
8 11 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.78%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.58%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.58%) VMS
11 2 (0.39%) Android
11 2 (0.39%) Debian
11 2 (0.39%) VyOS
12 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (59.53%) DevOps
2 260 (50.58%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
4 135 (26.26%) Scrum
5 126 (24.51%) Configuration Management
6 97 (18.87%) Microservices
7 86 (16.73%) TDD
8 81 (15.76%) Kanban
9 78 (15.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 62 (12.06%) Software Engineering
11 60 (11.67%) Open Source
12 47 (9.14%) Test Automation
13 41 (7.98%) BDD
14 32 (6.23%) Coaching
15 31 (6.03%) Analytics
16 29 (5.64%) Load Balancing
17 28 (5.45%) E-Commerce
17 28 (5.45%) High Availability
17 28 (5.45%) Migration
18 27 (5.25%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 192 (37.35%) Java
2 181 (35.21%) Python
3 101 (19.65%) JavaScript
4 99 (19.26%) Bash Shell
4 99 (19.26%) Ruby
5 69 (13.42%) SQL
6 40 (7.78%) Scala
7 35 (6.81%) Perl
8 32 (6.23%) Shell Script
9 23 (4.47%) C#
10 22 (4.28%) PowerShell
11 21 (4.09%) Groovy
11 21 (4.09%) PHP
12 16 (3.11%) R
13 12 (2.33%) Go
14 9 (1.75%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.36%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.17%) Clojure
17 5 (0.97%) CoffeeScript
18 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.95%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.53%) Degree
4 11 (2.14%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.17%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.58%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.39%) CCNA
7 2 (0.39%) MCSA
7 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.39%) PMP
8 1 (0.19%) CEH
8 1 (0.19%) CISA
8 1 (0.19%) CISM
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.19%) RHCE
8 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.33%) QA
2 7 (1.36%) GPG13
3 2 (0.39%) GCP
3 2 (0.39%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 239 (46.50%) Docker
2 26 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 25 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (3.11%) Squid
6 15 (2.92%) Xen
7 13 (2.53%) Postfix
7 13 (2.53%) vCloud
8 9 (1.75%) HDFS
8 9 (1.75%) vSphere
9 6 (1.17%) Corosync
10 3 (0.58%) Samba
10 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.39%) NFS
11 2 (0.39%) pfSense
12 1 (0.19%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.19%) iptables
12 1 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 177 (34.44%) Puppet
2 162 (31.52%) Ansible
3 147 (28.60%) Terraform
4 97 (18.87%) Opscode Chef
5 78 (15.18%) Kubernetes
6 35 (6.81%) Kibana
7 32 (6.23%) logstash
8 29 (5.64%) ZABBIX
9 22 (4.28%) Mesos
10 21 (4.09%) Packer
11 20 (3.89%) Graphite
12 19 (3.70%) Docker Swarm
12 19 (3.70%) Rsyslog
13 17 (3.31%) Nagios
14 16 (3.11%) Sysdig
15 15 (2.92%) Hadoop YARN
16 13 (2.53%) Rancher
16 13 (2.53%) Salt
17 11 (2.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
18 9 (1.75%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 54 (10.51%) VMware
2 42 (8.17%) Red Hat
3 37 (7.20%) Oracle
4 27 (5.25%) Microsoft
5 26 (5.06%) New Relic
6 24 (4.67%) Google
7 16 (3.11%) Splunk
8 14 (2.72%) Cloudera
9 13 (2.53%) Sonatype
10 12 (2.33%) Atlassian
10 12 (2.33%) SaltStack
11 9 (1.75%) Facebook
11 9 (1.75%) Rackspace
12 7 (1.36%) Adobe
13 6 (1.17%) IBM
14 5 (0.97%) Informatica
14 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.97%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.97%) Talend
15 3 (0.58%) ForgeRock