Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 430 532
Rank change year-on-year +76 +102 +57
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 706 463 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.51% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.47% 3.85% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 343 277
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £413 £366 £350
90th Percentile £638 £598 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 20,348 12,021 9,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.04% 13.30% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,881 8,313 6,361
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £290
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 168 148
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -13.25% -7.78%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.45
90th Percentile £56.25 £58.59 £55.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.55 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.43% +2.94% -24.44%

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 25 May 2018.

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 14 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 25 May 2018. 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 +84 689 £525 +7.69% 169
London +33 450 £550 +10.00% 111
UK excluding London +62 250 £500 +11.11% 64
Midlands +43 60 £463 +10.45% 8
South East +12 60 £463 -2.63% 7
North of England -8 59 £500 +8.11% 25
West Midlands +19 44 £456 - 5
North West -15 38 £488 +8.33% 17
South West +12 31 £500 +14.94% 11
East of England +25 30 £525 - 7
East Midlands +4 13 £400 -4.48% 3
Yorkshire -7 13 £525 +13.51% 6
Scotland -30 11 £475 +11.76% 3
North East +8 8 £500 +11.11% 2

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 695 (98.44%) Amazon AWS
2 429 (60.76%) DevOps
3 378 (53.54%) Amazon S3
4 348 (49.29%) Linux
5 332 (47.03%) Jenkins
6 326 (46.18%) Python
7 314 (44.48%) Java
8 309 (43.77%) Agile Software Development
9 305 (43.20%) Docker
10 268 (37.96%) Terraform
11 264 (37.39%) Amazon RDS
12 259 (36.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 257 (36.40%) Ansible
14 250 (35.41%) Serverless
15 245 (34.70%) AWS Lambda
16 225 (31.87%) Git (software)
17 218 (30.88%) Configuration Management
18 213 (30.17%) Puppet
19 201 (28.47%) Continuous Integration
20 180 (25.50%) Route 53
21 174 (24.65%) AWS CloudFormation
22 166 (23.51%) Amazon ELB
23 156 (22.10%) Opscode Chef
24 155 (21.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
25 147 (20.82%) TDD
26 146 (20.68%) Web Services
27 139 (19.69%) Kubernetes
28 127 (17.99%) Microservices
28 127 (17.99%) Scrum
29 124 (17.56%) Node.js

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 79 (11.19%) Elasticsearch
2 73 (10.34%) Confluence
3 51 (7.22%) Tomcat
4 48 (6.80%) Apache
5 38 (5.38%) nginx
6 34 (4.82%) Apache Spark
7 28 (3.97%) IIS
8 25 (3.54%) WebSphere
9 23 (3.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 20 (2.83%) JBoss
11 15 (2.12%) Jetty
11 15 (2.12%) Mongrel
12 12 (1.70%) OpenStack
13 11 (1.56%) Apache Pig
13 11 (1.56%) WebLogic
14 10 (1.42%) CMS
15 9 (1.27%) Apache Solr
16 8 (1.13%) Apache Airflow
16 8 (1.13%) Luigi
17 7 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (1.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Magento
1 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 695 (98.44%) Amazon AWS
2 378 (53.54%) Amazon S3
3 259 (36.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 250 (35.41%) Serverless
5 245 (34.70%) AWS Lambda
6 180 (25.50%) Route 53
7 174 (24.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 166 (23.51%) Amazon ELB
9 155 (21.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 88 (12.46%) CloudFront
11 84 (11.90%) GitHub
12 70 (9.92%) Amazon SQS
13 49 (6.94%) Amazon Kinesis
14 45 (6.37%) OpenShift
15 42 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
16 37 (5.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 34 (4.82%) Google Cloud Platform
18 28 (3.97%) AWS CloudTrail
19 23 (3.26%) Amazon EMR
19 23 (3.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.94%) DNS
2 40 (5.67%) HTTP
3 38 (5.38%) TCP/IP
4 34 (4.82%) Firewall
5 26 (3.68%) SSL
6 22 (3.12%) SMS
7 20 (2.83%) DHCP
8 19 (2.69%) VPN
9 18 (2.55%) FTP
10 17 (2.41%) IPsec
10 17 (2.41%) OpenLDAP
11 9 (1.27%) Network Security
12 8 (1.13%) LAN
12 8 (1.13%) WAN
13 7 (0.99%) SSH
14 4 (0.57%) Internet
14 4 (0.57%) OpenVPN
14 4 (0.57%) SNMP
15 3 (0.42%) MPLS
15 3 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (37.39%) Amazon RDS
2 83 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
3 70 (9.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 64 (9.07%) NoSQL
5 58 (8.22%) Amazon Redshift
6 53 (7.51%) Big Data
7 47 (6.66%) MongoDB
7 47 (6.66%) MySQL
8 46 (6.52%) Hadoop
8 46 (6.52%) SQL Server
9 27 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (2.69%) Apache Hive
12 18 (2.55%) Amazon Athena
13 16 (2.27%) Redis
14 14 (1.98%) Power BI
15 13 (1.84%) Relational Database
16 10 (1.42%) Data Mining
17 8 (1.13%) Impala
18 7 (0.99%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 332 (47.03%) Jenkins
2 225 (31.87%) Git (software)
3 95 (13.46%) JIRA
4 77 (10.91%) Maven
5 52 (7.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 49 (6.94%) JUnit
7 47 (6.66%) Artifactory
8 43 (6.09%) SonarQube
9 40 (5.67%) TeamCity
10 36 (5.10%) Mockito
11 32 (4.53%) DbUnit
11 32 (4.53%) jMock
12 20 (2.83%) Gradle
13 17 (2.41%) Travis CI
14 16 (2.27%) Bitbucket
14 16 (2.27%) Subversion
15 13 (1.84%) Selenium
16 11 (1.56%) Vagrant
17 9 (1.27%) IntelliJ
18 8 (1.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (12.61%) Finance
2 44 (6.23%) Banking
3 26 (3.68%) Retail
4 23 (3.26%) Marketing
5 18 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.56%) Back Office
7 8 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.85%) Games
8 6 (0.85%) Music Industry
8 6 (0.85%) Publishing
9 5 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.71%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.57%) Advertising
10 4 (0.57%) Law
11 3 (0.42%) Electronics
11 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.28%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 281 (39.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 204 (28.90%) AWS Engineer
3 180 (25.50%) Developer
4 170 (24.08%) AWS DevOps
5 147 (20.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 86 (12.18%) Java Developer
7 51 (7.22%) Cloud Engineer
8 48 (6.80%) Architect
9 37 (5.24%) AWS Developer
10 33 (4.67%) Data Engineer
11 30 (4.25%) Consultant
12 28 (3.97%) Senior Developer
13 27 (3.82%) AWS Architect
13 27 (3.82%) Platform Engineer
14 26 (3.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 26 (3.68%) Senior DevOps
15 24 (3.40%) Java Engineer
15 24 (3.40%) Linux Engineer
16 21 (2.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 20 (2.83%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (20.68%) Web Services
2 124 (17.56%) Node.js
3 69 (9.77%) J2EE
4 67 (9.49%) Spring
5 61 (8.64%) REST
6 56 (7.93%) Elastic Stack
7 54 (7.65%) AngularJS
7 54 (7.65%) RESTful
8 52 (7.37%) JSON
9 49 (6.94%) .NET
10 41 (5.81%) Apache Camel
10 41 (5.81%) Spring Boot
11 39 (5.52%) SOAP
12 32 (4.53%) PowerMock
13 31 (4.39%) Kafka
14 30 (4.25%) HTML
14 30 (4.25%) React
15 27 (3.82%) CSS
15 27 (3.82%) SAML
15 27 (3.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.93%) Linux Command Line
2 46 (6.52%) Fintech
3 32 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.12%) Cloud Native
6 16 (2.27%) Data Structures
7 14 (1.98%) NHS
8 13 (1.84%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.70%) Mainframe
10 11 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
12 9 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (1.13%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.99%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.99%) User Experience
14 7 (0.99%) Wiki
15 6 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 348 (49.29%) Linux
2 111 (15.72%) Unix
3 95 (13.46%) Windows
4 88 (12.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (5.52%) CentOS
6 21 (2.97%) Ubuntu
7 18 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.41%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.13%) CoreOS
10 7 (0.99%) Debian
11 4 (0.57%) Solaris
12 3 (0.42%) Android
12 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.28%) VMS
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.14%) AIX
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (60.76%) DevOps
2 309 (43.77%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (30.88%) Configuration Management
4 201 (28.47%) Continuous Integration
5 147 (20.82%) TDD
6 127 (17.99%) Microservices
6 127 (17.99%) Scrum
7 83 (11.76%) Kanban
8 79 (11.19%) E-Commerce
9 75 (10.62%) Open Source
10 73 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
11 69 (9.77%) BDD
12 61 (8.64%) Test Automation
13 59 (8.36%) Migration
13 59 (8.36%) Software Engineering
14 49 (6.94%) Deployment Automation
15 43 (6.09%) Analytics
16 39 (5.52%) Auto-Scaling
17 36 (5.10%) OO
18 35 (4.96%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 326 (46.18%) Python
2 314 (44.48%) Java
3 122 (17.28%) Bash Shell
4 118 (16.71%) Ruby
5 89 (12.61%) SQL
6 73 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 51 (7.22%) Shell Script
8 45 (6.37%) Scala
9 40 (5.67%) Java 8
10 37 (5.24%) C#
10 37 (5.24%) PowerShell
11 34 (4.82%) Perl
12 32 (4.53%) Groovy
13 27 (3.82%) PHP
14 23 (3.26%) C++
15 21 (2.97%) Go
16 9 (1.27%) Korn
17 8 (1.13%) C
18 4 (0.57%) Apex Code
18 4 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 114 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 88 (12.46%) SC Cleared
3 56 (7.93%) AWS Certification
4 15 (2.12%) Degree
5 7 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.42%) RHCE
9 2 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.14%) CCNA
10 1 (0.14%) CISA
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CISM
10 1 (0.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.14%) MCSD
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.11%) QA
2 11 (1.56%) PMO
3 7 (0.99%) GCP
4 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.42%) GDPR
5 2 (0.28%) MiFID
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 305 (43.20%) Docker
2 59 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.67%) vSphere
4 26 (3.68%) Active Directory
5 16 (2.27%) Xen
6 12 (1.70%) HDFS
7 10 (1.42%) Apache Flume
7 10 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.27%) Squid
9 5 (0.71%) vCloud
10 4 (0.57%) Postfix
11 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.42%) QEMU
12 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.14%) XenApp
12 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 268 (37.96%) Terraform
2 257 (36.40%) Ansible
3 213 (30.17%) Puppet
4 156 (22.10%) Opscode Chef
5 139 (19.69%) Kubernetes
6 53 (7.51%) Packer
7 41 (5.81%) ZABBIX
8 36 (5.10%) Kibana
8 36 (5.10%) logstash
9 30 (4.25%) Nagios
10 26 (3.68%) Mesos
10 26 (3.68%) Salt
11 24 (3.40%) Grafana
12 19 (2.69%) Consul
13 17 (2.41%) Sysdig
14 15 (2.12%) Prometheus
15 14 (1.98%) Docker Swarm
16 13 (1.84%) Hadoop YARN
17 10 (1.42%) Oozie
17 10 (1.42%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 67 (9.49%) VMware
2 51 (7.22%) Atlassian
3 44 (6.23%) Google
4 43 (6.09%) Red Hat
5 41 (5.81%) Microsoft
6 36 (5.10%) Oracle
7 27 (3.82%) Splunk
8 24 (3.40%) Adobe
9 23 (3.26%) IBM
10 22 (3.12%) New Relic
11 18 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (2.12%) MuleSoft
13 14 (1.98%) hybris
14 11 (1.56%) SaltStack
15 10 (1.42%) AlienVault
16 9 (1.27%) Cloudera
17 7 (0.99%) PagerDuty
18 6 (0.85%) ForgeRock
18 6 (0.85%) Zend
19 5 (0.71%) Tableau