Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 444 530 607
Rank change year-on-year +86 +77 -32
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 480 396 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.57% 3.60% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 328 206
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +15.50% +2.49%
10th Percentile £377 £363 £281
90th Percentile £606 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £394
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 13461 10995 6648
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.08% 10.09% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9219 7627 4310
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -0.19%
10th Percentile £271 £286 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £395
% change year-on-year - +7.59% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 173 140
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.11% -12.84% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.33 £47.26 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +33.33%

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 16 August 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 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 16 August 2017. 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 +113 455 £500 +5.26% 70
London +55 306 £509 +7.11% 30
UK excluding London +83 170 £450 - 44
South East +33 54 £475 - 13
North of England +69 37 £475 -5.00% 14
North West +47 31 £500 +5.26% 6
South West +13 31 £438 +9.38% 6
Midlands +24 19 £450 +8.43% 3
Scotland +49 15 £425 -8.11% 4
East Midlands -9 11 £450 +5.88% 1
West Midlands +31 10 £500 +20.48% 2
East of England +9 7 £525 - 4
Wales -7 7 £450 -
Yorkshire +26 4 £550 +4.76% 5
North East +54 2 £450 -16.67% 3

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 468 (97.50%) Amazon AWS
2 288 (60.00%) DevOps
3 252 (52.50%) Amazon S3
4 242 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
5 229 (47.71%) Linux
6 227 (47.29%) Jenkins
7 213 (44.38%) Docker
8 179 (37.29%) Java
9 159 (33.13%) Puppet
10 152 (31.67%) Git (software)
11 147 (30.63%) Scrum
12 146 (30.42%) Continuous Integration
13 142 (29.58%) Python
13 142 (29.58%) Ansible
14 134 (27.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 133 (27.71%) AWS CloudFormation
16 131 (27.29%) Amazon RDS
17 120 (25.00%) Terraform
18 114 (23.75%) Microservices
19 104 (21.67%) Configuration Management
19 104 (21.67%) Ruby
20 103 (21.46%) Elasticsearch
21 97 (20.21%) Opscode Chef
22 96 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
23 90 (18.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
23 90 (18.75%) Bash Shell
24 89 (18.54%) TDD
25 88 (18.33%) JavaScript
26 86 (17.92%) Amazon ELB
27 85 (17.71%) 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
1 103 (21.46%) Elasticsearch
2 57 (11.88%) Apache
3 49 (10.21%) nginx
4 48 (10.00%) Confluence
5 41 (8.54%) Tomcat
6 19 (3.96%) Apache Solr
7 18 (3.75%) Apache Spark
7 18 (3.75%) IIS
8 14 (2.92%) WebSphere
9 13 (2.71%) Jetty
9 13 (2.71%) Mongrel
10 10 (2.08%) JBoss
11 9 (1.88%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.67%) Apache Pig
13 7 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.83%) SAS
15 4 (0.83%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.63%) MS Exchange
16 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) HipChat
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 468 (97.50%) Amazon AWS
2 252 (52.50%) Amazon S3
3 134 (27.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 133 (27.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 96 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
6 86 (17.92%) Amazon ELB
7 84 (17.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 78 (16.25%) Route 53
9 76 (15.83%) Amazon SQS
10 56 (11.67%) GitHub
11 55 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
12 44 (9.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 40 (8.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 33 (6.88%) CloudFront
15 20 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
16 19 (3.96%) PaaS
17 16 (3.33%) Twilio
18 13 (2.71%) Amazon Kinesis
18 13 (2.71%) Google App Engine
19 12 (2.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 65 (13.54%) HTTP
2 46 (9.58%) DNS
3 32 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.42%) SSL
5 24 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
6 23 (4.79%) Firewall
7 19 (3.96%) IPsec
8 18 (3.75%) SSH
8 18 (3.75%) VPN
9 17 (3.54%) FTP
9 17 (3.54%) OpenVPN
10 16 (3.33%) DSL
11 15 (3.13%) DHCP
12 9 (1.88%) SMS
13 8 (1.67%) BGP
14 6 (1.25%) SMTP
15 5 (1.04%) MQTT
15 5 (1.04%) Network Security
16 4 (0.83%) LDAP
16 4 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (27.29%) Amazon RDS
2 90 (18.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 62 (12.92%) NoSQL
3 62 (12.92%) PostgreSQL
4 54 (11.25%) Hadoop
5 44 (9.17%) SQL Server
6 42 (8.75%) Big Data
7 40 (8.33%) MySQL
8 37 (7.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 33 (6.88%) MongoDB
9 33 (6.88%) Redis
10 17 (3.54%) Amazon Redshift
11 16 (3.33%) HBase
12 15 (3.13%) Relational Database
13 14 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (2.92%) Impala
14 13 (2.71%) Apache Hive
14 13 (2.71%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.25%) IBM InfoSphere
16 5 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 227 (47.29%) Jenkins
2 152 (31.67%) Git (software)
3 74 (15.42%) Maven
4 70 (14.58%) JIRA
5 40 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 31 (6.46%) JUnit
6 31 (6.46%) TeamCity
7 27 (5.63%) Bitbucket
8 26 (5.42%) Ant
8 26 (5.42%) SonarQube
9 25 (5.21%) Artifactory
9 25 (5.21%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (3.96%) Vagrant
11 17 (3.54%) Cucumber
11 17 (3.54%) Liquibase
11 17 (3.54%) Subversion
12 16 (3.33%) Gradle
12 16 (3.33%) IntelliJ
13 14 (2.92%) Travis CI
14 13 (2.71%) GitLab
General
1 50 (10.42%) Finance
2 18 (3.75%) Marketing
3 15 (3.13%) Retail
4 14 (2.92%) Publishing
5 11 (2.29%) Banking
5 11 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.88%) Electronics
6 9 (1.88%) Games
7 2 (0.42%) Advertising
7 2 (0.42%) Automotive
7 2 (0.42%) Legal
7 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Back Office
8 1 (0.21%) Front Office
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Law
8 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 190 (39.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 142 (29.58%) Developer
3 112 (23.33%) AWS Engineer
4 96 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
5 93 (19.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 61 (12.71%) AWS Developer
7 59 (12.29%) Java Developer
8 32 (6.67%) Architect
8 32 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
9 25 (5.21%) Senior Developer
10 21 (4.38%) Consultant
11 19 (3.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 18 (3.75%) AWS Architect
12 18 (3.75%) C# Developer
13 17 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 14 (2.92%) .NET Developer
15 14 (2.92%) Administrator
16 13 (2.71%) WebOps Engineer
17 12 (2.50%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (17.71%) Node.js
2 81 (16.88%) Web Services
3 61 (12.71%) REST
4 57 (11.88%) .NET
5 56 (11.67%) Spring
6 53 (11.04%) Elastic Stack
7 42 (8.75%) AngularJS
8 41 (8.54%) React
9 38 (7.92%) Kafka
10 37 (7.71%) RESTful
11 32 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
12 31 (6.46%) Spring Boot
13 30 (6.25%) JSON
14 27 (5.63%) J2EE
15 24 (5.00%) CSS
16 22 (4.58%) ASP.NET
17 21 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (4.38%) HTML
18 20 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
19 19 (3.96%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.92%) Linux Command Line
2 33 (6.88%) Public Cloud
3 27 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (4.58%) User Experience
5 15 (3.13%) Blog
6 13 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.08%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.88%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.88%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.67%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.67%) Fintech
10 6 (1.25%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.25%) PKI
11 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.04%) Semantic Web
12 4 (0.83%) Replication
13 3 (0.63%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.63%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.42%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 229 (47.71%) Linux
2 50 (10.42%) Windows
3 43 (8.96%) CentOS
4 35 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (7.08%) Unix
6 27 (5.63%) Ubuntu
7 11 (2.29%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.83%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.63%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.63%) Debian
11 2 (0.42%) Android
11 2 (0.42%) VyOS
12 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (60.00%) DevOps
2 242 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (30.63%) Scrum
4 146 (30.42%) Continuous Integration
5 114 (23.75%) Microservices
6 104 (21.67%) Configuration Management
7 89 (18.54%) TDD
8 85 (17.71%) Kanban
9 82 (17.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 59 (12.29%) Software Engineering
11 54 (11.25%) BDD
12 48 (10.00%) Test Automation
13 45 (9.38%) Open Source
14 39 (8.13%) Coaching
14 39 (8.13%) E-Commerce
15 36 (7.50%) MVC
16 35 (7.29%) High Availability
16 35 (7.29%) Load Balancing
17 28 (5.83%) Migration
18 27 (5.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 179 (37.29%) Java
2 142 (29.58%) Python
3 104 (21.67%) Ruby
4 90 (18.75%) Bash Shell
5 88 (18.33%) JavaScript
6 51 (10.63%) SQL
7 41 (8.54%) Scala
8 33 (6.88%) C#
9 28 (5.83%) Perl
10 27 (5.63%) Shell Script
11 21 (4.38%) PowerShell
12 20 (4.17%) Groovy
13 19 (3.96%) PHP
14 11 (2.29%) Go
15 7 (1.46%) R
16 4 (0.83%) Korn
17 2 (0.42%) AWK
17 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 50 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.50%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.88%) Degree
5 7 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.63%) CCNA
9 2 (0.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.42%) CISA
9 2 (0.42%) CISM
9 2 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.42%) MCSA
9 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.42%) PMP
10 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.21%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.21%) CRISC
10 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.79%) QA
2 4 (0.83%) GPG13
3 3 (0.63%) SLA
4 2 (0.42%) GCP
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 213 (44.38%) Docker
2 25 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.79%) Squid
4 20 (4.17%) Active Directory
5 17 (3.54%) Postfix
5 17 (3.54%) vCloud
5 17 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (3.13%) Xen
7 9 (1.88%) HDFS
8 7 (1.46%) vSphere
9 6 (1.25%) Corosync
10 4 (0.83%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.63%) NFS
11 3 (0.63%) Samba
11 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.42%) LXC
12 2 (0.42%) pfSense
13 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.21%) iptables
Systems Management
1 159 (33.13%) Puppet
2 142 (29.58%) Ansible
3 120 (25.00%) Terraform
4 97 (20.21%) Opscode Chef
5 76 (15.83%) Kubernetes
6 45 (9.38%) Kibana
7 40 (8.33%) logstash
8 32 (6.67%) Graphite
9 31 (6.46%) ZABBIX
10 25 (5.21%) Mesos
11 24 (5.00%) Docker Swarm
12 21 (4.38%) Rsyslog
13 20 (4.17%) Nagios
13 20 (4.17%) Packer
13 20 (4.17%) Sysdig
14 17 (3.54%) Rancher
15 12 (2.50%) Hadoop YARN
16 11 (2.29%) Salt
17 10 (2.08%) HAProxy
18 9 (1.88%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 67 (13.96%) VMware
2 43 (8.96%) Red Hat
3 37 (7.71%) Oracle
4 32 (6.67%) New Relic
5 31 (6.46%) Microsoft
6 28 (5.83%) Google
7 17 (3.54%) Sonatype
8 14 (2.92%) Splunk
9 13 (2.71%) Cloudera
10 10 (2.08%) SAP
11 8 (1.67%) Facebook
12 7 (1.46%) Adobe
12 7 (1.46%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.46%) SaltStack
13 6 (1.25%) Cisco
14 5 (1.04%) IBM
14 5 (1.04%) Informatica
14 5 (1.04%) Rackspace
14 5 (1.04%) Talend
15 4 (0.83%) F5