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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 479 497
Rank change year-on-year +93 +18  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 226 167 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.70% 3.42% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 132 99
Median daily rate £475 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £310
% change year-on-year +3.44% +40.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Amazon EC2 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6114 4888 2970
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.97% 8.75% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3366 1872
Median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +1.15% +8.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 85 110
Median hourly rate £21.16 £24.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.85% -7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.20 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.36 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.62% -14.00%  

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Amazon EC2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 30 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +81 203 £475 +3.26% 60
London +53 137 £480 +1.05% 31
South East +24 20 £500 +8.69% 8
North West +47 19 £500 - 1
City of London +1 18 £525 +14.75% 7
Manchester +24 15 £525 +5.00% 1
Berkshire +31 13 £525 +5.00% 3
Wales - 11 £425 -
South West -3 10 £375 - 5
South Wales - 9 £425 -
Cardiff - 9 £425 -
Scotland +39 7 £425 +4.61% 1
Gloucestershire +3 6 £375 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £419 -
Croydon - 6 - - 3
North East - 6 £500 -
East Midlands - 6 £419 -
Reading +23 5 £525 +20.00% 1
Salford - 5 £550 -
Glasgow +7 4 £438 - 1
Bracknell +7 4 £513 +2.50%
Cramlington - 4 £550 -
Nottingham - 4 £425 -
Northumberland - 4 £550 -
Edinburgh +18 3 £425 +4.61%
East of England -4 3 £462 +5.65% 9
Oxfordshire -17 3 £500 +9.89%
Slough - 3 £340 -
Yorkshire +12 2 £550 +3.18% 3
West Yorkshire +10 2 £550 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 463 (95.86%) Amazon AWS
2 258 (53.42%) DevOps
3 250 (51.76%) Amazon S3
4 236 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
5 215 (44.51%) Linux
6 207 (42.86%) Java
7 176 (36.44%) Jenkins
8 158 (32.71%) Docker
9 153 (31.68%) Puppet
10 150 (31.06%) Amazon RDS
11 136 (28.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 135 (27.95%) Python
13 122 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
13 122 (25.26%) Microservices
14 118 (24.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 105 (21.74%) Scrum
16 104 (21.53%) Opscode Chef
17 102 (21.12%) Git (software)
18 98 (20.29%) Ansible
19 91 (18.84%) Web Services
20 89 (18.43%) TDD
20 89 (18.43%) Ruby
21 88 (18.22%) Configuration Management
21 88 (18.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
22 85 (17.60%) Elasticsearch
23 84 (17.39%) Terraform
23 84 (17.39%) JavaScript
23 84 (17.39%) Amazon SQS
24 80 (16.56%) nginx
25 78 (16.15%) .NET

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 (17.60%) Elasticsearch
2 80 (16.56%) nginx
3 56 (11.59%) Apache
4 52 (10.77%) Tomcat
5 43 (8.90%) IIS
6 34 (7.04%) Confluence
7 30 (6.21%) Apache Spark
8 26 (5.38%) WebSphere
9 24 (4.97%) Jetty
9 24 (4.97%) Mongrel
10 14 (2.90%) JBoss
11 13 (2.69%) Apache Pig
11 13 (2.69%) Mule
11 13 (2.69%) Mule ESB
12 7 (1.45%) Apache Solr
13 6 (1.24%) SAS
14 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
17 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) HipChat
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 463 (95.86%) Amazon AWS
2 250 (51.76%) Amazon S3
3 136 (28.16%) AWS CloudFormation
4 118 (24.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 84 (17.39%) Amazon SQS
6 75 (15.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 75 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 67 (13.87%) AWS Lambda
8 63 (13.04%) Amazon ELB
9 61 (12.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 57 (11.80%) Route 53
11 49 (10.14%) CloudFront
12 38 (7.87%) GitHub
13 35 (7.25%) PaaS
14 31 (6.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 30 (6.21%) Amazon EMR
15 30 (6.21%) AWS CloudTrail
16 27 (5.59%) Google Cloud Platform
17 24 (4.97%) Google App Engine
18 18 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (11.80%) HTTP
2 42 (8.70%) DNS
3 41 (8.49%) TCP/IP
4 37 (7.66%) VPN
5 31 (6.42%) SSL
6 26 (5.38%) DHCP
6 26 (5.38%) IPsec
7 25 (5.18%) Firewall
8 24 (4.97%) FTP
9 10 (2.07%) SSH
10 9 (1.86%) DSL
10 9 (1.86%) OpenLDAP
11 7 (1.45%) OpenVPN
12 5 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.83%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.83%) LAN
13 4 (0.83%) Network Security
13 4 (0.83%) WAN
14 3 (0.62%) MQTT
14 3 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (31.06%) Amazon RDS
2 88 (18.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 65 (13.46%) NoSQL
4 56 (11.59%) Hadoop
5 50 (10.35%) Big Data
6 44 (9.11%) SQL Server
7 43 (8.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 39 (8.07%) PostgreSQL
9 37 (7.66%) MySQL
10 33 (6.83%) Amazon Redshift
11 32 (6.63%) MongoDB
12 28 (5.80%) Apache Hive
13 26 (5.38%) Relational Database
14 23 (4.76%) Redis
15 20 (4.14%) HBase
16 19 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (3.52%) RDBMS
18 10 (2.07%) Neo4j
19 9 (1.86%) Impala
20 8 (1.66%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 176 (36.44%) Jenkins
2 102 (21.12%) Git (software)
3 62 (12.84%) Maven
4 39 (8.07%) TeamCity
5 38 (7.87%) JIRA
6 36 (7.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 25 (5.18%) JUnit
8 24 (4.97%) Travis CI
9 19 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (3.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (3.11%) Cucumber
12 12 (2.48%) Ant
12 12 (2.48%) Gradle
12 12 (2.48%) SonarQube
12 12 (2.48%) Vagrant
13 11 (2.28%) Mockito
13 11 (2.28%) RSpec
14 10 (2.07%) Bitbucket
15 9 (1.86%) Eclipse
16 8 (1.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (13.04%) Finance
2 26 (5.38%) Marketing
3 22 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.35%) Electronics
4 21 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.52%) Retail
6 12 (2.48%) Banking
7 7 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.45%) Games
8 6 (1.24%) Law
8 6 (1.24%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.04%) Front Office
10 3 (0.62%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.62%) Publishing
11 2 (0.41%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (32.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 149 (30.85%) Developer
3 110 (22.77%) AWS Engineer
4 94 (19.46%) AWS DevOps
5 82 (16.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 77 (15.94%) Java Developer
7 52 (10.77%) AWS Developer
8 40 (8.28%) Architect
9 27 (5.59%) Senior Developer
10 25 (5.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 23 (4.76%) AWS Architect
12 22 (4.55%) .NET Developer
12 22 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
13 20 (4.14%) C# Developer
13 20 (4.14%) Cloud Engineer
14 19 (3.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 18 (3.73%) Data Engineer
16 16 (3.31%) Administrator
16 16 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
17 15 (3.11%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (18.84%) Web Services
2 78 (16.15%) .NET
3 76 (15.73%) Node.js
4 69 (14.29%) Spring
5 56 (11.59%) REST
6 47 (9.73%) JSON
7 45 (9.32%) J2EE
8 41 (8.49%) Kafka
9 38 (7.87%) AngularJS
10 34 (7.04%) Elastic Stack
10 34 (7.04%) XML
11 33 (6.83%) ASP.NET
11 33 (6.83%) HTML
12 30 (6.21%) RabbitMQ
13 28 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (5.59%) Apache Camel
14 27 (5.59%) CSS
14 27 (5.59%) Swagger
15 26 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (5.18%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (6.63%) Public Cloud
3 30 (6.21%) Linux Command Line
4 26 (5.38%) User Experience
5 15 (3.11%) Algorithms
5 15 (3.11%) Blog
6 12 (2.48%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.28%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.07%) PKI
9 8 (1.66%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.24%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.83%) Replication
12 4 (0.83%) Wiki
13 2 (0.41%) Smart Energy
13 2 (0.41%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 215 (44.51%) Linux
2 69 (14.29%) Windows
3 33 (6.83%) CentOS
4 29 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (5.18%) Unix
6 21 (4.35%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.24%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.04%) Android
8 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.41%) AIX
10 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.21%) Debian
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (53.42%) DevOps
2 236 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
3 122 (25.26%) Microservices
4 105 (21.74%) Scrum
5 89 (18.43%) TDD
6 88 (18.22%) Configuration Management
7 65 (13.46%) High Availability
8 56 (11.59%) Auto-Scaling
9 54 (11.18%) BDD
10 53 (10.97%) Continuous Delivery
10 53 (10.97%) Kanban
11 51 (10.56%) E-Commerce
12 49 (10.14%) Software Engineering
13 48 (9.94%) MVC
13 48 (9.94%) Open Source
14 27 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (5.59%) Mentoring
15 25 (5.18%) SOA
16 24 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 207 (42.86%) Java
2 135 (27.95%) Python
3 89 (18.43%) Ruby
4 84 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 64 (13.25%) Bash Shell
6 52 (10.77%) C#
6 52 (10.77%) Scala
7 50 (10.35%) SQL
8 30 (6.21%) Perl
9 24 (4.97%) PowerShell
10 20 (4.14%) PHP
11 16 (3.31%) R
12 12 (2.48%) Go
13 11 (2.28%) Shell Script
14 10 (2.07%) Groovy
15 8 (1.66%) C
16 7 (1.45%) ActionScript
16 7 (1.45%) ActionScript 2.0
16 7 (1.45%) C++
17 4 (0.83%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 37 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.04%) AWS Certification
3 27 (5.59%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.66%) Degree
5 7 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.62%) CISSP
7 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.41%) SANS
8 2 (0.41%) SSCP
9 1 (0.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.21%) CISA
9 1 (0.21%) CISM
9 1 (0.21%) IISP
9 1 (0.21%) MCSE
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.21%) PhD
9 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.25%) QA
2 4 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.41%) ISO20022
3 2 (0.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 158 (32.71%) Docker
2 35 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.97%) Xen
4 18 (3.73%) Active Directory
5 15 (3.11%) HDFS
6 13 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.07%) Squid
8 7 (1.45%) Postfix
8 7 (1.45%) vCloud
9 4 (0.83%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.62%) LXC
10 3 (0.62%) NFS
10 3 (0.62%) Samba
10 3 (0.62%) vSphere
11 2 (0.41%) XenApp
12 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 153 (31.68%) Puppet
2 104 (21.53%) Opscode Chef
3 98 (20.29%) Ansible
4 84 (17.39%) Terraform
5 41 (8.49%) Kubernetes
6 32 (6.63%) Kibana
7 27 (5.59%) logstash
8 23 (4.76%) Mesos
9 22 (4.55%) Graphite
10 15 (3.11%) Docker Swarm
10 15 (3.11%) Hadoop YARN
11 11 (2.28%) Grafana
11 11 (2.28%) Rundeck
12 10 (2.07%) HAProxy
12 10 (2.07%) Marathon
12 10 (2.07%) Rsyslog
12 10 (2.07%) Salt
13 9 (1.86%) Nagios
13 9 (1.86%) ZABBIX
14 8 (1.66%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 53 (10.97%) VMware
2 44 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 35 (7.25%) Google
4 29 (6.00%) Oracle
5 27 (5.59%) New Relic
6 23 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 22 (4.55%) SAP
8 15 (3.11%) Atlassian
9 13 (2.69%) SaltStack
10 11 (2.28%) IBM
11 9 (1.86%) Splunk
12 7 (1.45%) Cloudera
12 7 (1.45%) Sonatype
13 5 (1.04%) HP
13 5 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.04%) Tableau
14 4 (0.83%) Adobe
14 4 (0.83%) Apigee
14 4 (0.83%) Cisco
15 3 (0.62%) Assembla
London
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Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
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West London
PCR
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
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London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
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Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
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