Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 2020 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 259 309 361
Rank change year-on-year +50 +52 +82
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 666 823 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.83% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.26% 3.21% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 598 507
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £419 £413 £406
90th Percentile £690 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 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 20,431 25,615 19,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.09% 25.87% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,832 17,669 13,505
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £310 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 312 247
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.40% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.27 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £68.75 £54.50 £54.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -1.62%

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 22 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 February 2020. 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 +31 587 £543 +3.33% 192
UK excluding London +85 343 £525 +7.69% 106
London +41 320 £550 - 106
North of England +12 105 £525 +10.53% 33
Scotland +83 74 £550 +18.92% 14
North West +40 71 £475 +1.33% 18
Midlands +65 64 £481 -1.28% 18
West Midlands +76 58 £494 +3.95% 15
South East +50 44 £550 +10.00% 25
South West +20 35 £513 +7.89% 2
East of England +39 22 £525 -4.55% 8
Yorkshire +3 21 £515 +8.42% 12
North East +19 14 £688 +37.50% 3
East Midlands +14 6 £425 -12.82% 3
Wales +27 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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.

1 596 (89.49%) AWS
2 424 (63.66%) DevOps
3 337 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
4 330 (49.55%) Amazon S3
5 320 (48.05%) Jenkins
6 309 (46.40%) Amazon RDS
7 293 (43.99%) Python
8 283 (42.49%) Serverless
9 277 (41.59%) AWS Lambda
10 271 (40.69%) Java
11 263 (39.49%) Linux
12 261 (39.19%) Terraform
13 259 (38.89%) Docker
14 236 (35.44%) Git (software)
15 203 (30.48%) AWS CloudFormation
16 200 (30.03%) Web Services
17 196 (29.43%) Kubernetes
18 183 (27.48%) Ansible
19 178 (26.73%) Amazon SQS
20 161 (24.17%) Continuous Integration
21 157 (23.57%) Puppet
22 156 (23.42%) Security Cleared
23 147 (22.07%) Amazon ECS
24 132 (19.82%) SC Cleared
25 131 (19.67%) Finance
26 130 (19.52%) Scrum
27 126 (18.92%) Microservices
28 115 (17.27%) Open Source
29 111 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
30 109 (16.37%) TDD

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 (12.76%) Confluence
2 49 (7.36%) Tomcat
3 45 (6.76%) Apache
3 45 (6.76%) Elasticsearch
3 45 (6.76%) nginx
4 35 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 30 (4.50%) IIS
5 30 (4.50%) Jetty
5 30 (4.50%) Mongrel
6 22 (3.30%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.60%) CMS
9 4 (0.60%) GemFire
9 4 (0.60%) Headless CMS
10 3 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.45%) Moodle
10 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.45%) InDesign
1 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.30%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 596 (89.49%) AWS
2 330 (49.55%) Amazon S3
3 283 (42.49%) Serverless
4 277 (41.59%) AWS Lambda
5 203 (30.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 178 (26.73%) Amazon SQS
7 147 (22.07%) Amazon ECS
8 111 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 95 (14.26%) Amazon ELB
9 95 (14.26%) Route 53
10 87 (13.06%) OpenShift
11 80 (12.01%) GitHub
12 67 (10.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 63 (9.46%) CloudFront
14 43 (6.46%) Amazon EMR
15 42 (6.31%) Azure
16 39 (5.86%) GCP
17 37 (5.56%) Amazon Kinesis
18 35 (5.26%) AWS CodePipeline
19 31 (4.65%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.61%) DNS
1 44 (6.61%) VPN
2 40 (6.01%) TCP/IP
3 36 (5.41%) HTTP
4 34 (5.11%) IPsec
5 33 (4.95%) DHCP
6 32 (4.80%) SSL
7 31 (4.65%) FTP
8 15 (2.25%) Firewall
9 12 (1.80%) Skype
10 9 (1.35%) DSL
11 7 (1.05%) Network Security
12 5 (0.75%) Internet
13 4 (0.60%) MQTT
13 4 (0.60%) SNMP
14 3 (0.45%) SSH
15 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
15 2 (0.30%) NAS
15 2 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
15 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (46.40%) Amazon RDS
2 99 (14.86%) PostgreSQL
3 91 (13.66%) Amazon Redshift
4 65 (9.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 61 (9.16%) MySQL
6 38 (5.71%) Amazon Athena
7 30 (4.50%) NoSQL
8 27 (4.05%) Big Data
9 21 (3.15%) Relational Database
10 20 (3.00%) MongoDB
11 17 (2.55%) SQL Server
12 15 (2.25%) Data Lake
13 13 (1.95%) Redis
14 12 (1.80%) MariaDB
15 10 (1.50%) Amazon Aurora
15 10 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (1.50%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.50%) SimpleDB
16 9 (1.35%) Oracle Database
17 7 (1.05%) Looker
Development Applications
1 320 (48.05%) Jenkins
2 236 (35.44%) Git (software)
3 89 (13.36%) JIRA
3 89 (13.36%) Maven
4 77 (11.56%) JUnit
5 76 (11.41%) SonarQube
6 69 (10.36%) Mockito
7 66 (9.91%) Artifactory
8 60 (9.01%) DbUnit
8 60 (9.01%) jMock
9 56 (8.41%) Bitbucket
10 49 (7.36%) RStudio
11 41 (6.16%) Sonatype Nexus
12 40 (6.01%) Travis CI
13 36 (5.41%) GitLab
14 32 (4.80%) CircleCI
15 28 (4.20%) Gradle
16 18 (2.70%) Selenium
17 16 (2.40%) Cucumber
18 14 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 131 (19.67%) Finance
2 83 (12.46%) Public Sector
3 66 (9.91%) Front Office
4 18 (2.70%) Banking
4 18 (2.70%) Retail
5 7 (1.05%) Billing
5 7 (1.05%) Marketing
5 7 (1.05%) Publishing
6 5 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.60%) Electronics
7 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.15%) French Language
9 1 (0.15%) Games
9 1 (0.15%) German Language
9 1 (0.15%) Law
9 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 240 (36.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 205 (30.78%) Developer
3 159 (23.87%) AWS Engineer
4 122 (18.32%) Java Developer
5 113 (16.97%) AWS DevOps
6 98 (14.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 54 (8.11%) AWS Developer
8 51 (7.66%) Senior DevOps
9 46 (6.91%) Python Engineer
10 43 (6.46%) Cloud Engineer
10 43 (6.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 39 (5.86%) Lead Developer
12 38 (5.71%) Python Developer
13 37 (5.56%) Lead Software Developer
14 34 (5.11%) Architect
14 34 (5.11%) Java Software Developer
14 34 (5.11%) Lead Java Developer
15 29 (4.35%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 28 (4.20%) Data Engineer
16 28 (4.20%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (30.03%) Web Services
2 107 (16.07%) J2EE
3 103 (15.47%) RESTful
4 88 (13.21%) Spring
5 73 (10.96%) SOAP
6 60 (9.01%) PowerMock
7 57 (8.56%) J2SE
8 52 (7.81%) ActiveMQ
8 52 (7.81%) REST
9 49 (7.36%) Hibernate
10 48 (7.21%) AngularJS
11 46 (6.91%) JPA
12 41 (6.16%) .NET
13 38 (5.71%) Spring Boot
14 37 (5.56%) Spring Cloud
15 34 (5.11%) Elastic Stack
16 32 (4.80%) Node.js
17 31 (4.65%) Servlets
18 27 (4.05%) LDAP
19 24 (3.60%) React
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.91%) Fixed Income
2 48 (7.21%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (6.46%) Derivative
3 43 (6.46%) Equities
4 20 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.85%) Cloud Native
6 15 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
6 15 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.10%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.35%) NHS
10 8 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.05%) User Experience
12 5 (0.75%) PKI
13 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.45%) Clustering
14 3 (0.45%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.45%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 263 (39.49%) Linux
2 55 (8.26%) Windows
3 49 (7.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 45 (6.76%) Amazon Linux
5 33 (4.95%) Unix
6 21 (3.15%) Ubuntu
7 18 (2.70%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.95%) CentOS
9 8 (1.20%) Debian
10 5 (0.75%) Android
10 5 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.75%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.45%) VMS
12 2 (0.30%) Solaris
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (63.66%) DevOps
2 337 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (24.17%) Continuous Integration
4 130 (19.52%) Scrum
5 126 (18.92%) Microservices
6 115 (17.27%) Open Source
7 109 (16.37%) TDD
8 103 (15.47%) Software Engineering
9 102 (15.32%) Configuration Management
10 92 (13.81%) Kanban
11 89 (13.36%) BDD
12 83 (12.46%) Migration
13 76 (11.41%) Infrastructure as Code
14 75 (11.26%) Deployment Automation
15 73 (10.96%) Asset Management
16 70 (10.51%) Decision-Making
17 46 (6.91%) E-Commerce
18 45 (6.76%) Infrastructure Automation
18 45 (6.76%) Mentoring
19 34 (5.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 293 (43.99%) Python
2 271 (40.69%) Java
3 84 (12.61%) SQL
4 63 (9.46%) R
5 59 (8.86%) Bash Shell
6 50 (7.51%) JavaScript
7 36 (5.41%) PHP
8 35 (5.26%) Ruby
9 34 (5.11%) Groovy
10 26 (3.90%) Java 8
11 23 (3.45%) Scala
12 17 (2.55%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.10%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.65%) C#
15 10 (1.50%) Perl
16 6 (0.90%) Clojure
16 6 (0.90%) Go
17 5 (0.75%) Kotlin
17 5 (0.75%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.60%) ES6
Qualifications
1 156 (23.42%) Security Cleared
2 132 (19.82%) SC Cleared
3 58 (8.71%) AWS Certification
4 15 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.75%) Degree
7 3 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.15%) CCNA
9 1 (0.15%) CCNP
9 1 (0.15%) LPIC
9 1 (0.15%) MCITP
9 1 (0.15%) MCTS
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.90%) QA
2 4 (0.60%) HIPAA
2 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) GDPR
4 1 (0.15%) PMO
4 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 259 (38.89%) Docker
2 62 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (7.21%) Postfix
4 30 (4.50%) Xen
5 21 (3.15%) vSphere
6 20 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (2.40%) Hyper-V
8 13 (1.95%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.30%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.30%) HDFS
10 1 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 261 (39.19%) Terraform
2 196 (29.43%) Kubernetes
3 183 (27.48%) Ansible
4 157 (23.57%) Puppet
5 65 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (6.01%) Packer
7 21 (3.15%) Prometheus
8 14 (2.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 14 (2.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 13 (1.95%) Istio
10 11 (1.65%) Consul
10 11 (1.65%) Grafana
11 9 (1.35%) Kibana
12 8 (1.20%) HAProxy
12 8 (1.20%) ZABBIX
13 7 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.75%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 5 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 5 (0.75%) Rancher
Vendors
1 64 (9.61%) VMware
2 57 (8.56%) Red Hat
3 55 (8.26%) Google
4 39 (5.86%) Microsoft
5 23 (3.45%) Oracle
6 15 (2.25%) Splunk
7 8 (1.20%) Adobe
7 8 (1.20%) Tableau
8 7 (1.05%) Talend
9 6 (0.90%) Informatica
9 6 (0.90%) SAP
9 6 (0.90%) Teradata
10 5 (0.75%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.75%) ForgeRock
10 5 (0.75%) NetIQ
10 5 (0.75%) Ping Identity
10 5 (0.75%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.60%) Black Duck
11 4 (0.60%) New Relic
11 4 (0.60%) Okta