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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
UK
Rank 394 471 467
Rank change year-on-year +77 -4  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 222 174 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.94% 4.14% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 128 102
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £444 £400
% change year-on-year +1.40% +10.93%  
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 5635 4199 2671
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.60% 7.89% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 2908 1713
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 76 96
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.47 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +75 207 £475 - 66
London +65 146 £490 +3.15% 42
South West +11 17 £435 +16.00% 5
North West +38 16 £488 -2.50% 1
City of London +5 15 £525 +20.00% 13
Manchester +21 10 £550 +10.00% 1
South East +5 9 £450 -2.17% 6
Wales - 8 £425 - 2
Gloucestershire +6 6 £375 - 3
East of England +2 6 £550 +44.19% 5
North East -7 6 £500 - 2
South Wales - 6 £425 - 2
Cardiff - 6 £425 - 2
Berkshire +30 5 £340 -32.00% 3
Devon - 5 £550 - 1
Plymouth - 5 £550 -
Salford - 4 £550 -
Cramlington - 4 £550 -
East Midlands - 4 £363 - 1
Northumberland - 4 £550 -
Scotland +24 3 £450 +10.76% 2
Bristol +6 3 £394 -12.50%
Hertfordshire +4 3 £525 +61.53% 1
Edinburgh +18 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +10 2 £506 -7.95%
Hampshire +9 2 £450 -
Yorkshire +9 2 £463 -15.90%
Bracknell -1 2 £500 -
Essex -5 2 £575 +31.37%
Oxfordshire -22 2 £450 +1.40%

Amazon EC2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 461 (95.84%) Amazon AWS
2 268 (55.72%) DevOps
3 261 (54.26%) Amazon S3
4 242 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
5 228 (47.40%) Linux
6 202 (42.00%) Java
7 176 (36.59%) Jenkins
8 170 (35.34%) Amazon RDS
9 162 (33.68%) Docker
10 160 (33.26%) Puppet
11 142 (29.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 142 (29.52%) Python
12 126 (26.20%) Continuous Integration
12 126 (26.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 124 (25.78%) Opscode Chef
14 113 (23.49%) Web Services
15 109 (22.66%) Ansible
16 108 (22.45%) Microservices
17 101 (21.00%) Ruby
18 96 (19.96%) Terraform
19 92 (19.13%) Git (software)
19 92 (19.13%) Configuration Management
20 85 (17.67%) TDD
20 85 (17.67%) nginx
20 85 (17.67%) Route 53
21 82 (17.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
22 81 (16.84%) Bash Shell
23 80 (16.63%) Scrum
24 78 (16.22%) Amazon SQS
25 77 (16.01%) Elasticsearch

Amazon EC2
Top Related 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 (17.67%) nginx
2 77 (16.01%) Elasticsearch
3 58 (12.06%) Tomcat
4 57 (11.85%) Apache
5 45 (9.36%) IIS
6 44 (9.15%) Apache Spark
7 34 (7.07%) Confluence
8 27 (5.61%) WebSphere
9 25 (5.20%) Jetty
9 25 (5.20%) Mongrel
10 14 (2.91%) Apache Pig
10 14 (2.91%) JBoss
11 13 (2.70%) Mule
11 13 (2.70%) Mule ESB
12 7 (1.46%) SAS
13 5 (1.04%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
13 5 (1.04%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.42%) SPSS
4 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (3.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 461 (95.84%) Amazon AWS
2 261 (54.26%) Amazon S3
3 142 (29.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 126 (26.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 85 (17.67%) Route 53
6 78 (16.22%) Amazon SQS
7 74 (15.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 74 (15.38%) Amazon ELB
8 67 (13.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 67 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
9 63 (13.10%) AWS Lambda
10 53 (11.02%) Amazon EMR
11 47 (9.77%) CloudFront
12 39 (8.11%) AWS CloudTrail
13 35 (7.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 34 (7.07%) PaaS
15 32 (6.65%) GitHub
16 29 (6.03%) Google Cloud Platform
17 25 (5.20%) Google App Engine
18 23 (4.78%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 62 (12.89%) HTTP
2 54 (11.23%) TCP/IP
3 47 (9.77%) VPN
4 46 (9.56%) SSL
5 37 (7.69%) DNS
6 28 (5.82%) DHCP
6 28 (5.82%) IPsec
7 25 (5.20%) FTP
8 20 (4.16%) Firewall
9 7 (1.46%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.46%) SSH
10 6 (1.25%) DSL
10 6 (1.25%) LDAP
11 5 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.04%) LAN
11 5 (1.04%) Network Security
11 5 (1.04%) OpenVPN
11 5 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (1.04%) WAN
12 4 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (35.34%) Amazon RDS
2 82 (17.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 63 (13.10%) NoSQL
4 55 (11.43%) Big Data
4 55 (11.43%) Hadoop
5 48 (9.98%) SQL Server
6 43 (8.94%) MySQL
7 40 (8.32%) MongoDB
8 39 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (7.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 35 (7.28%) Relational Database
11 32 (6.65%) Amazon Redshift
12 29 (6.03%) Apache Hive
13 20 (4.16%) HBase
14 18 (3.74%) Redis
15 17 (3.53%) RDBMS
16 15 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (2.08%) Neo4j
18 9 (1.87%) Impala
19 8 (1.66%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 176 (36.59%) Jenkins
2 92 (19.13%) Git (software)
3 44 (9.15%) Maven
4 38 (7.90%) JIRA
5 37 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 36 (7.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 27 (5.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (5.20%) Travis CI
9 19 (3.95%) JUnit
10 17 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (3.53%) Vagrant
11 14 (2.91%) Subversion
12 12 (2.49%) Cucumber
13 11 (2.29%) SonarQube
14 10 (2.08%) Artifactory
14 10 (2.08%) Mockito
14 10 (2.08%) RSpec
15 8 (1.66%) Gradle
16 7 (1.46%) Bitbucket
16 7 (1.46%) GitLab
General
1 62 (12.89%) Finance
2 20 (4.16%) Marketing
3 19 (3.95%) Electronics
3 19 (3.95%) Manufacturing
3 19 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.91%) Games
5 11 (2.29%) Retail
6 10 (2.08%) Banking
7 7 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.25%) Law
8 6 (1.25%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.83%) Front Office
10 3 (0.62%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.62%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 152 (31.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 129 (26.82%) Developer
3 112 (23.28%) AWS Engineer
4 102 (21.21%) AWS DevOps
5 68 (14.14%) Java Developer
6 40 (8.32%) AWS Developer
7 38 (7.90%) Architect
8 34 (7.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 27 (5.61%) Linux Engineer
10 25 (5.20%) Senior Developer
11 23 (4.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 21 (4.37%) AWS Architect
13 19 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
13 19 (3.95%) Data Engineer
14 18 (3.74%) .NET Developer
14 18 (3.74%) Administrator
15 17 (3.53%) C# Developer
15 17 (3.53%) Consultant
16 16 (3.33%) Big Data Engineer
16 16 (3.33%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (23.49%) Web Services
2 70 (14.55%) .NET
3 59 (12.27%) Node.js
3 59 (12.27%) Spring
4 49 (10.19%) REST
5 42 (8.73%) Elastic Stack
5 42 (8.73%) J2EE
6 38 (7.90%) JSON
7 36 (7.48%) AngularJS
8 35 (7.28%) Kafka
9 32 (6.65%) ASP.NET
9 32 (6.65%) HTML
10 30 (6.24%) RabbitMQ
11 27 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (5.61%) XML
12 26 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (5.20%) Apache Camel
13 25 (5.20%) Servlets
14 24 (4.99%) Ember.js
15 22 (4.57%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 24 (4.99%) Linux Command Line
3 20 (4.16%) User Experience
4 17 (3.53%) Algorithms
5 15 (3.12%) Blog
6 13 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.49%) PKI
8 11 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.25%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.83%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.83%) Replication
13 3 (0.62%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.62%) Wiki
14 2 (0.42%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.42%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 228 (47.40%) Linux
2 61 (12.68%) Windows
3 49 (10.19%) CentOS
4 44 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (5.82%) Unix
6 16 (3.33%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.25%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.83%) Android
8 4 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.83%) CoreOS
8 4 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.42%) AIX
9 2 (0.42%) Debian
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (55.72%) DevOps
2 242 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (26.20%) Continuous Integration
4 108 (22.45%) Microservices
5 92 (19.13%) Configuration Management
6 85 (17.67%) TDD
7 80 (16.63%) Scrum
8 62 (12.89%) High Availability
9 59 (12.27%) Open Source
10 58 (12.06%) Auto-Scaling
11 52 (10.81%) BDD
12 47 (9.77%) E-Commerce
13 45 (9.36%) MVC
14 43 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
15 39 (8.11%) Software Engineering
16 38 (7.90%) Kanban
17 30 (6.24%) Machine Learning
18 29 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
19 27 (5.61%) Load Balancing
19 27 (5.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 202 (42.00%) Java
2 142 (29.52%) Python
3 101 (21.00%) Ruby
4 81 (16.84%) Bash Shell
5 76 (15.80%) JavaScript
6 71 (14.76%) Scala
7 62 (12.89%) SQL
8 50 (10.40%) C#
9 32 (6.65%) Perl
10 26 (5.41%) PHP
11 24 (4.99%) Go
12 20 (4.16%) PowerShell
13 17 (3.53%) R
14 13 (2.70%) C
15 9 (1.87%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.66%) C++
17 7 (1.46%) ActionScript
17 7 (1.46%) ActionScript 2.0
17 7 (1.46%) Groovy
18 4 (0.83%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 50 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 36 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.28%) AWS Certification
4 8 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.25%) Degree
6 5 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.62%) CISSP
7 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.42%) CCNA
8 2 (0.42%) CCNP
8 2 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.42%) SANS
8 2 (0.42%) SSCP
9 1 (0.21%) CCIE
9 1 (0.21%) IISP
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB
9 1 (0.21%) MCSE
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.86%) QA
2 7 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.42%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 162 (33.68%) Docker
2 36 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.20%) Xen
4 19 (3.95%) Active Directory
5 14 (2.91%) HDFS
6 11 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.46%) vCloud
8 6 (1.25%) LXC
8 6 (1.25%) Squid
9 5 (1.04%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.83%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.83%) Postfix
11 2 (0.42%) iptables
11 2 (0.42%) NFS
11 2 (0.42%) Samba
11 2 (0.42%) vSphere
11 2 (0.42%) XenApp
12 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.21%) Gluster
12 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 160 (33.26%) Puppet
2 124 (25.78%) Opscode Chef
3 109 (22.66%) Ansible
4 96 (19.96%) Terraform
5 42 (8.73%) Kubernetes
6 27 (5.61%) Kibana
7 25 (5.20%) logstash
8 14 (2.91%) Hadoop YARN
8 14 (2.91%) Salt
9 13 (2.70%) Mesos
10 12 (2.49%) Graphite
11 10 (2.08%) HAProxy
11 10 (2.08%) Nagios
12 9 (1.87%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (1.87%) Packer
13 8 (1.66%) Grafana
13 8 (1.66%) Rundeck
13 8 (1.66%) StatsD
14 7 (1.46%) Marathon
14 7 (1.46%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 50 (10.40%) VMware
2 41 (8.52%) Microsoft
3 35 (7.28%) Google
4 30 (6.24%) Oracle
5 29 (6.03%) New Relic
6 23 (4.78%) Red Hat
7 20 (4.16%) SAP
8 19 (3.95%) SaltStack
9 15 (3.12%) Atlassian
10 11 (2.29%) IBM
11 7 (1.46%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.46%) Rackspace
12 6 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.25%) Tableau
13 5 (1.04%) Cisco
13 5 (1.04%) Splunk
13 5 (1.04%) Trend Micro
14 4 (0.83%) HP
14 4 (0.83%) Juniper
14 4 (0.83%) Sonatype
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