Period
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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 23 May 2022 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 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 327 364 262
Rank change year-on-year +37 -102 +32
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 683 372 477
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.64% 0.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.22% 1.80% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 287 387
10th Percentile £438 £419 £427
25th Percentile £485 £463 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £638
90th Percentile £700 £677 £707
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +5.05% -9.14% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
10th Percentile £64.00 - -
25th Percentile £68.75 - -
Median hourly rate £75.00 £40.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +87.50% - -
75th Percentile £83.00 - -
90th Percentile £85.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 - -

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 30,816 20,671 14,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.53% 35.45% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,417 14,838 10,364
10th Percentile £341 £323 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 341 230
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.17 £12.61
25th Percentile £15.37 £14.75 £16.14
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.86 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.64% +9.30% +5.26%
75th Percentile £54.00 £45.00 £34.31
90th Percentile £70.09 £63.00 £53.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +11.43%

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Amazon EC2 in the UK

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Amazon EC2.

Daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in the UK

Amazon EC2
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Amazon EC2 over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in the UK

Amazon EC2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Amazon EC2.

Hourly rate trend for Amazon EC2 in the UK

Amazon EC2
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Amazon EC2 over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in the UK

Amazon EC2
Top 17 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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +35 570 £575 +9.52% 121
Work from Home +9 393 £550 +4.76% 63
London 0 363 £600 +9.09% 54
UK excluding London +12 180 £525 +5.05% 70
North of England +4 74 £600 +20.00% 33
North West +3 57 £625 +25.00% 21
South East +4 42 £490 -12.89% 6
East of England -22 16 £475 -1.04% 6
South West -22 15 £635 +27.51% 11
Midlands -45 15 £463 -11.90% 9
Scotland -15 14 £525 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire -24 11 £525 +23.53% 7
West Midlands -47 9 £540 +2.86% 7
East Midlands -15 6 £450 +50.00% 2
North East - 6 £500 - 5
Wales - 2 £488 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 655 (95.90%) AWS
2 382 (55.93%) Amazon S3
3 345 (50.51%) DevOps
4 341 (49.93%) Terraform
5 305 (44.66%) AWS Lambda
6 303 (44.36%) Python
7 291 (42.61%) Serverless
8 279 (40.85%) Agile
9 265 (38.80%) CI/CD
10 256 (37.48%) Linux
11 252 (36.90%) Docker
12 240 (35.14%) Amazon RDS
13 229 (33.53%) Jenkins
14 208 (30.45%) Kubernetes
15 196 (28.70%) Java
16 195 (28.55%) AWS CloudFormation
17 182 (26.65%) Ansible
18 177 (25.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 177 (25.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 176 (25.77%) Git (software)
20 164 (24.01%) Infrastructure as Code
21 155 (22.69%) Bash
22 140 (20.50%) Security Cleared
23 133 (19.47%) Microservices
24 130 (19.03%) SC Cleared
25 127 (18.59%) Route 53
26 126 (18.45%) Amazon ECS
27 124 (18.16%) Finance
28 118 (17.28%) SQL
29 114 (16.69%) GitLab

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 46 (6.73%) nginx
2 40 (5.86%) Confluence
3 34 (4.98%) Apache Spark
4 31 (4.54%) Traefik
5 30 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.90%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.46%) Apache
8 10 (1.46%) Luigi
9 8 (1.17%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.02%) Drupal
10 7 (1.02%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.73%) CMS
11 5 (0.73%) Documentum
11 5 (0.73%) FileNet
11 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.44%) IIS
12 3 (0.44%) JBoss
12 3 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.29%) Cloudability
3 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 655 (95.90%) AWS
2 382 (55.93%) Amazon S3
3 305 (44.66%) AWS Lambda
4 291 (42.61%) Serverless
5 195 (28.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 177 (25.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 177 (25.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 127 (18.59%) Route 53
8 126 (18.45%) Amazon ECS
9 104 (15.23%) Azure
10 97 (14.20%) Amazon SQS
10 97 (14.20%) GCP
11 92 (13.47%) GitHub
12 84 (12.30%) Amazon EKS
13 81 (11.86%) AWS CodePipeline
14 65 (9.52%) AWS CloudTrail
15 64 (9.37%) CloudFront
16 61 (8.93%) Amazon ELB
17 48 (7.03%) Datadog
18 47 (6.88%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 106 (15.52%) DNS
2 46 (6.73%) TCP/IP
3 35 (5.12%) Firewall
3 35 (5.12%) VPN
4 27 (3.95%) DHCP
5 17 (2.49%) HTTP
6 11 (1.61%) Internet
6 11 (1.61%) SSL
7 10 (1.46%) Network Security
8 9 (1.32%) SSH
9 7 (1.02%) IPsec
9 7 (1.02%) Skype
10 5 (0.73%) BGP
11 4 (0.59%) LAN
11 4 (0.59%) SMTP
11 4 (0.59%) SNMP
11 4 (0.59%) WAN
12 3 (0.44%) FTP
12 3 (0.44%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.44%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (35.14%) Amazon RDS
2 87 (12.74%) Amazon Redshift
3 85 (12.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 81 (11.86%) MySQL
5 61 (8.93%) Amazon Athena
6 56 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
7 50 (7.32%) NoSQL
8 44 (6.44%) SQL Server
9 36 (5.27%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (5.12%) Big Data
10 35 (5.12%) Relational Database
11 30 (4.39%) Amazon Aurora
12 26 (3.81%) Redis
13 22 (3.22%) Hadoop
14 19 (2.78%) RDBMS
15 18 (2.64%) Data Lake
16 16 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (2.34%) Tableau
17 15 (2.20%) MongoDB
18 14 (2.05%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 229 (33.53%) Jenkins
2 176 (25.77%) Git (software)
3 114 (16.69%) GitLab
4 58 (8.49%) JIRA
5 40 (5.86%) Bitbucket
6 39 (5.71%) Maven
7 34 (4.98%) Artifactory
8 33 (4.83%) JUnit
8 33 (4.83%) SonarQube
9 27 (3.95%) Mockito
10 17 (2.49%) Subversion
11 16 (2.34%) Gradle
12 12 (1.76%) Selenium
13 10 (1.46%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.46%) DbUnit
13 10 (1.46%) git-flow
13 10 (1.46%) jMock
13 10 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (1.46%) webpack
14 8 (1.17%) Babel
General
1 124 (18.16%) Finance
2 75 (10.98%) Social Skills
3 55 (8.05%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.66%) Retail
5 24 (3.51%) Banking
6 23 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.37%) Front Office
7 16 (2.34%) Legal
8 14 (2.05%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.76%) Publishing
10 7 (1.02%) Marketing
11 6 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.59%) Billing
12 4 (0.59%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (0.59%) International Banking
12 4 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.44%) Electronics
13 3 (0.44%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 215 (31.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 204 (29.87%) AWS Engineer
3 167 (24.45%) Developer
4 133 (19.47%) AWS DevOps
5 118 (17.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 61 (8.93%) Java Developer
7 47 (6.88%) Cloud Engineer
8 44 (6.44%) Architect
9 42 (6.15%) AWS Developer
10 37 (5.42%) Software Engineer
11 33 (4.83%) Data Engineer
12 29 (4.25%) React Developer
13 28 (4.10%) Java Engineer
14 27 (3.95%) AWS Software Engineer
15 25 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
16 23 (3.37%) AWS Architect
16 23 (3.37%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 23 (3.37%) Python Developer
17 21 (3.07%) Java Software Developer
17 21 (3.07%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (11.57%) React
2 53 (7.76%) Elastic Stack
3 52 (7.61%) Node.js
4 51 (7.47%) Kafka
5 47 (6.88%) Spring
6 44 (6.44%) REST
7 41 (6.00%) RESTful
8 38 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 36 (5.27%) cloud-init
10 35 (5.12%) JSON
11 32 (4.69%) Spring Boot
12 29 (4.25%) Vue.js
13 25 (3.66%) Web Services
14 23 (3.37%) .NET
15 22 (3.22%) J2EE
16 18 (2.64%) CSS
16 18 (2.64%) Ruby on Rails
17 15 (2.20%) HTML
17 15 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
18 13 (1.90%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.59%) Hedge funds
2 41 (6.00%) Clustering
3 33 (4.83%) PKI
4 31 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (4.10%) Cloud Native
6 19 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 18 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (2.34%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (1.90%) Replication
12 11 (1.61%) User Experience
13 10 (1.46%) Equities
14 9 (1.32%) Algorithms
15 8 (1.17%) Derivative
16 7 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (1.02%) IoT
17 6 (0.88%) Data Structures
18 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 256 (37.48%) Linux
2 87 (12.74%) Windows
3 67 (9.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 66 (9.66%) CentOS
5 39 (5.71%) Unix
6 25 (3.66%) Ubuntu
7 24 (3.51%) Windows Server
8 19 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (2.34%) Amazon Linux
10 13 (1.90%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.73%) Debian
13 4 (0.59%) VMS
13 4 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.44%) Alpine Linux
14 3 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.29%) AIX
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (50.51%) DevOps
2 279 (40.85%) Agile
3 265 (38.80%) CI/CD
4 164 (24.01%) Infrastructure as Code
5 133 (19.47%) Microservices
6 102 (14.93%) Configuration Management
7 95 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
7 95 (13.91%) Software Engineering
8 83 (12.15%) Scrum
9 68 (9.96%) Migration
10 65 (9.52%) Test Automation
11 57 (8.35%) Unit Testing
12 55 (8.05%) Continuous Deployment
13 53 (7.76%) Continuous Delivery
14 52 (7.61%) Analytics
15 48 (7.03%) Asset Management
15 48 (7.03%) TDD
16 43 (6.30%) Load Balancing
17 40 (5.86%) Kanban
18 39 (5.71%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 303 (44.36%) Python
2 196 (28.70%) Java
3 155 (22.69%) Bash
4 118 (17.28%) SQL
5 96 (14.06%) JavaScript
6 72 (10.54%) Ruby
7 71 (10.40%) PowerShell
8 63 (9.22%) Go
9 35 (5.12%) Shell Script
10 27 (3.95%) C#
10 27 (3.95%) Scala
11 21 (3.07%) Perl
11 21 (3.07%) TypeScript
12 18 (2.64%) Groovy
13 17 (2.49%) PHP
14 10 (1.46%) C++
15 7 (1.02%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.59%) C
16 4 (0.59%) R
17 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 140 (20.50%) Security Cleared
2 130 (19.03%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.00%) AWS Certification
4 13 (1.90%) Degree
5 12 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.59%) HND
8 3 (0.44%) CCA
8 3 (0.44%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.29%) CISSP
9 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) RHCE
10 1 (0.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.15%) CCNP
10 1 (0.15%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.15%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.42%) NCSC
2 20 (2.93%) QA
3 18 (2.64%) Accessibility
4 16 (2.34%) GDPR
5 8 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.17%) SLA
6 5 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.44%) MiFID
8 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.15%) NIST
9 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 252 (36.90%) Docker
2 55 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.44%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.88%) Postfix
6 5 (0.73%) iptables
6 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.59%) Squid
7 4 (0.59%) vSphere
8 2 (0.29%) NFS
8 2 (0.29%) Snort
8 2 (0.29%) XenApp
9 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.15%) KVM
9 1 (0.15%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.15%) pfSense
9 1 (0.15%) zsh
Systems Management
1 341 (49.93%) Terraform
2 208 (30.45%) Kubernetes
3 182 (26.65%) Ansible
4 70 (10.25%) Prometheus
5 65 (9.52%) Packer
6 64 (9.37%) Puppet
7 55 (8.05%) Grafana
8 42 (6.15%) Istio
9 41 (6.00%) ZABBIX
10 37 (5.42%) Docker Swarm
11 36 (5.27%) Consul
11 36 (5.27%) Graphite
11 36 (5.27%) HAProxy
12 32 (4.69%) Podman
13 31 (4.54%) linkerd
14 29 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
15 17 (2.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 17 (2.49%) Kibana
15 17 (2.49%) Nagios
16 9 (1.32%) Rancher
Vendors
1 75 (10.98%) Splunk
2 62 (9.08%) VMware
3 43 (6.30%) PagerDuty
4 36 (5.27%) Microsoft
5 33 (4.83%) Oracle
6 26 (3.81%) IBM
7 24 (3.51%) Red Hat
8 23 (3.37%) Google
9 18 (2.64%) Atlassian
10 15 (2.20%) ServiceNow
11 13 (1.90%) New Relic
11 13 (1.90%) SAP
12 12 (1.76%) AppDynamics
13 10 (1.46%) Dynatrace
13 10 (1.46%) WSO2
14 9 (1.32%) ESRI
15 8 (1.17%) Black Duck
15 8 (1.17%) Checkmarx
16 7 (1.02%) CloudEndure
16 7 (1.02%) Salesforce.com