Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 486 579
Rank change year-on-year +96 +93 -13
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 604 462 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.63% 3.71% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 354 230
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.11%
10th Percentile £400 £377 £315
90th Percentile £625 £611 £576
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 16645 12464 7473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.19% 11.76% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11533 8574 5039
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 186 115
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.71 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.51% -24.18% +28.57%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +98 578 £500 +2.56% 51
London +30 389 £525 +5.00% 25
UK excluding London +99 207 £450 - 28
South East +31 61 £450 -5.26% 4
North of England +76 42 £475 -1.86% 12
South West +18 41 £444 -1.39% 5
North West +42 36 £488 +8.33% 8
Midlands +37 29 £475 +14.46% 1
West Midlands +30 19 £488 +17.47%
East of England -13 14 £525 +42.37% 4
Scotland -4 13 £425 -2.86% 1
East Midlands +4 10 £450 +12.50% 1
Wales +1 7 £450 +1.41%
North East +63 3 £475 -8.65%
Yorkshire +30 3 £225 -46.27% 4

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 588 (97.35%) Amazon AWS
2 374 (61.92%) DevOps
3 338 (55.96%) Amazon S3
4 335 (55.46%) Agile Software Development
5 326 (53.97%) Linux
6 302 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 278 (46.03%) Docker
8 237 (39.24%) Java
9 221 (36.59%) Git (software)
10 216 (35.76%) Python
11 211 (34.93%) Puppet
11 211 (34.93%) Amazon RDS
12 194 (32.12%) Terraform
13 188 (31.13%) Continuous Integration
14 187 (30.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 186 (30.79%) Configuration Management
16 182 (30.13%) Ansible
17 166 (27.48%) Scrum
18 156 (25.83%) AWS CloudFormation
19 147 (24.34%) Serverless
20 145 (24.01%) Route 53
21 140 (23.18%) AWS Lambda
22 124 (20.53%) Web Services
23 123 (20.36%) Opscode Chef
24 118 (19.54%) Amazon ELB
25 113 (18.71%) JavaScript
26 111 (18.38%) TDD
27 110 (18.21%) Ruby
28 104 (17.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
29 103 (17.05%) Bash Shell

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 96 (15.89%) Elasticsearch
2 61 (10.10%) Apache
3 59 (9.77%) Confluence
4 49 (8.11%) Tomcat
5 48 (7.95%) nginx
6 27 (4.47%) Apache Spark
7 26 (4.30%) Apache Solr
7 26 (4.30%) IIS
8 22 (3.64%) Jetty
9 17 (2.81%) WebSphere
10 16 (2.65%) Mongrel
11 10 (1.66%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.49%) Apache Pig
12 9 (1.49%) JBoss
13 8 (1.32%) CMS
13 8 (1.32%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.99%) SAS
15 3 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) HipChat
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Magento
1 1 (0.17%) Odoo
1 1 (0.17%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 588 (97.35%) Amazon AWS
2 338 (55.96%) Amazon S3
3 187 (30.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 156 (25.83%) AWS CloudFormation
5 147 (24.34%) Serverless
6 145 (24.01%) Route 53
7 140 (23.18%) AWS Lambda
8 118 (19.54%) Amazon ELB
9 104 (17.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 78 (12.91%) Amazon SQS
11 76 (12.58%) GitHub
12 49 (8.11%) CloudFront
13 44 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
14 36 (5.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 30 (4.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 27 (4.47%) Google Cloud Platform
17 25 (4.14%) Amazon EMR
18 23 (3.81%) PaaS
19 21 (3.48%) Google App Engine
20 20 (3.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (15.40%) HTTP
2 71 (11.75%) TCP/IP
3 52 (8.61%) SSL
4 50 (8.28%) DNS
5 32 (5.30%) Firewall
6 24 (3.97%) SSH
7 21 (3.48%) FTP
7 21 (3.48%) IPsec
8 18 (2.98%) SMS
9 17 (2.81%) DHCP
10 16 (2.65%) OpenLDAP
10 16 (2.65%) VPN
11 14 (2.32%) DSL
11 14 (2.32%) OpenVPN
12 10 (1.66%) Internet
13 7 (1.16%) BGP
14 6 (0.99%) LDAP
14 6 (0.99%) Network Security
14 6 (0.99%) SMTP
15 5 (0.83%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (34.93%) Amazon RDS
2 76 (12.58%) NoSQL
3 67 (11.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 60 (9.93%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (9.60%) MySQL
6 57 (9.44%) MongoDB
7 56 (9.27%) SQL Server
8 50 (8.28%) Big Data
9 45 (7.45%) Hadoop
10 31 (5.13%) Redis
11 24 (3.97%) HBase
11 24 (3.97%) Relational Database
12 23 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (3.48%) Amazon Redshift
14 18 (2.98%) Impala
15 17 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (2.65%) Apache Hive
17 10 (1.66%) RDBMS
18 9 (1.49%) MarkLogic
18 9 (1.49%) Riak
Development Applications
1 302 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 221 (36.59%) Git (software)
3 100 (16.56%) JIRA
4 82 (13.58%) Maven
5 66 (10.93%) Sonatype Nexus
6 53 (8.77%) Artifactory
7 39 (6.46%) Subversion
8 33 (5.46%) JUnit
9 30 (4.97%) Bitbucket
10 28 (4.64%) Cucumber
11 27 (4.47%) GitLab
11 27 (4.47%) SonarQube
12 21 (3.48%) TeamCity
12 21 (3.48%) Vagrant
13 18 (2.98%) Travis CI
14 17 (2.81%) Ant
15 15 (2.48%) IntelliJ
15 15 (2.48%) Selenium
16 14 (2.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (2.32%) Liquibase
General
1 70 (11.59%) Finance
2 26 (4.30%) Retail
3 23 (3.81%) Publishing
4 16 (2.65%) Banking
5 14 (2.32%) Games
6 12 (1.99%) Marketing
7 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.83%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.66%) Law
8 4 (0.66%) Legal
8 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.33%) Advertising
10 2 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 251 (41.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 174 (28.81%) AWS Engineer
3 162 (26.82%) Developer
4 135 (22.35%) AWS DevOps
5 123 (20.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 70 (11.59%) AWS Developer
7 65 (10.76%) Java Developer
8 45 (7.45%) Cloud Engineer
9 32 (5.30%) Architect
10 27 (4.47%) Consultant
11 24 (3.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 21 (3.48%) Linux Engineer
12 21 (3.48%) Senior Developer
13 20 (3.31%) Software Engineer
14 19 (3.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 16 (2.65%) WebOps Engineer
16 15 (2.48%) Agile Developer
16 15 (2.48%) Automation Engineer
16 15 (2.48%) AWS Architect
16 15 (2.48%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (20.53%) Web Services
2 92 (15.23%) Node.js
3 69 (11.42%) Spring
4 68 (11.26%) Elastic Stack
5 60 (9.93%) React
6 58 (9.60%) REST
7 55 (9.11%) .NET
8 48 (7.95%) RESTful
9 47 (7.78%) JSON
10 42 (6.95%) Kafka
11 41 (6.79%) Spring Boot
12 39 (6.46%) RabbitMQ
13 38 (6.29%) HTML
14 35 (5.79%) AngularJS
15 33 (5.46%) CSS
16 29 (4.80%) J2EE
17 24 (3.97%) Hibernate
18 22 (3.64%) jQuery
18 22 (3.64%) XML
19 21 (3.48%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.96%) Linux Command Line
3 26 (4.30%) Public Cloud
4 22 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (3.31%) Fintech
6 13 (2.15%) Blog
7 12 (1.99%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.49%) PKI
8 9 (1.49%) Replication
8 9 (1.49%) User Experience
9 8 (1.32%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.16%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.83%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.83%) Semantic Web
13 4 (0.66%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 326 (53.97%) Linux
2 66 (10.93%) Unix
3 60 (9.93%) CentOS
4 54 (8.94%) Windows
5 48 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (4.30%) Ubuntu
7 24 (3.97%) Windows Server
8 17 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.99%) Android
10 6 (0.99%) Debian
11 5 (0.83%) AIX
11 5 (0.83%) Solaris
12 3 (0.50%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.50%) VMS
13 2 (0.33%) VyOS
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.17%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (61.92%) DevOps
2 335 (55.46%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (31.13%) Continuous Integration
4 186 (30.79%) Configuration Management
5 166 (27.48%) Scrum
6 111 (18.38%) TDD
7 98 (16.23%) Kanban
7 98 (16.23%) Microservices
8 92 (15.23%) Continuous Delivery
9 77 (12.75%) Test Automation
10 68 (11.26%) Open Source
11 65 (10.76%) Software Engineering
12 58 (9.60%) BDD
13 42 (6.95%) High Availability
14 38 (6.29%) E-Commerce
14 38 (6.29%) Migration
15 32 (5.30%) Coaching
15 32 (5.30%) Load Balancing
15 32 (5.30%) Mentoring
16 31 (5.13%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 237 (39.24%) Java
2 216 (35.76%) Python
3 113 (18.71%) JavaScript
4 110 (18.21%) Ruby
5 103 (17.05%) Bash Shell
6 76 (12.58%) SQL
7 40 (6.62%) Scala
8 37 (6.13%) Shell Script
9 31 (5.13%) Perl
10 26 (4.30%) PHP
11 24 (3.97%) C#
11 24 (3.97%) R
12 23 (3.81%) Groovy
13 18 (2.98%) PowerShell
14 16 (2.65%) Go
15 9 (1.49%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.99%) Clojure
16 6 (0.99%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.83%) CoffeeScript
18 4 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.60%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.98%) AWS Certification
4 14 (2.32%) Degree
5 5 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.66%) CISM
6 4 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.33%) CCNA
8 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.33%) MCSA
8 2 (0.33%) MCSE
8 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.33%) PMP
9 1 (0.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.17%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.17%) CRISC
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.32%) QA
2 7 (1.16%) GPG13
3 5 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.33%) GCP
4 2 (0.33%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 278 (46.03%) Docker
2 34 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.30%) Active Directory
4 21 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (3.15%) vCloud
6 17 (2.81%) Xen
7 15 (2.48%) vSphere
8 14 (2.32%) Postfix
8 14 (2.32%) Squid
9 5 (0.83%) HDFS
10 4 (0.66%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.50%) Samba
11 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.33%) Firmware
12 2 (0.33%) NFS
12 2 (0.33%) pfSense
12 2 (0.33%) XenApp
12 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 211 (34.93%) Puppet
2 194 (32.12%) Terraform
3 182 (30.13%) Ansible
4 123 (20.36%) Opscode Chef
5 96 (15.89%) Kubernetes
6 53 (8.77%) Kibana
7 47 (7.78%) logstash
8 24 (3.97%) Grafana
8 24 (3.97%) Packer
8 24 (3.97%) ZABBIX
9 22 (3.64%) Mesos
10 20 (3.31%) Rsyslog
11 19 (3.15%) Prometheus
12 16 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
13 15 (2.48%) Graphite
14 14 (2.32%) Rancher
14 14 (2.32%) Sysdig
15 13 (2.15%) Nagios
15 13 (2.15%) Salt
15 13 (2.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (10.26%) VMware
2 35 (5.79%) Red Hat
3 30 (4.97%) Google
3 30 (4.97%) Microsoft
4 27 (4.47%) Oracle
5 26 (4.30%) New Relic
6 21 (3.48%) Atlassian
7 18 (2.98%) Splunk
8 16 (2.65%) SaltStack
9 14 (2.32%) Sonatype
10 13 (2.15%) Cloudera
10 13 (2.15%) Rackspace
11 8 (1.32%) Talend
12 7 (1.16%) Facebook
13 6 (0.99%) Adobe
13 6 (0.99%) Black Duck
13 6 (0.99%) IBM
13 6 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.83%) Informatica
14 5 (0.83%) ServiceNow