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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 449 496
Rank change year-on-year +74 +47  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 220 205 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.50% 3.94% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 159 96
Median daily rate £488 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £575 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £305
% change year-on-year +5.88% +39.34%  
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 6282 5206 3411
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.57% 9.81% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4274 3657 2222
Median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 77 71
Median hourly rate £26.08 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.26% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.35 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +75.75% -40.00%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +65 204 £500 +5.82% 53
London +11 141 £525 +10.52% 28
South East +48 23 £475 +11.76% 7
City of London 0 19 £481 +1.31% 4
South West +10 16 £444 +10.93% 4
Croydon +13 15 £544 +26.08%
North West +30 12 £500 +5.26% 2
Scotland +48 11 £425 -15.00% 1
Berkshire +29 11 £525 +10.52% 1
Glasgow +11 9 £425 - 1
Manchester +19 8 £500 +21.21% 1
Devon +2 7 £438 +34.61%
Exeter - 7 £438 -
East Midlands -5 6 £425 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £425 - 2
Reading +17 5 £525 +10.52% 1
Nottingham - 5 £425 - 2
Bristol - 5 £500 - 1
Oxfordshire -6 4 £400 -15.78% 3
East Sussex - 4 £475 -
Gloucestershire +4 3 - - 2
Cardiff -13 3 £513 +13.88%
South Wales -18 3 £513 +13.88%
Wales -19 3 £513 +13.88%
East of England - 3 £438 - 6
Bracknell - 3 £538 -
Cheshire +26 2 - -
West Midlands +17 2 £500 +20.48% 3
Yorkshire +17 2 £550 +3.96% 1
Edinburgh +15 2 £425 -15.00%

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 434 (97.31%) Amazon AWS
2 251 (56.28%) DevOps
3 224 (50.22%) Amazon S3
4 208 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
5 193 (43.27%) Linux
5 193 (43.27%) Jenkins
6 174 (39.01%) Java
7 157 (35.20%) Docker
8 155 (34.75%) Puppet
9 124 (27.80%) Continuous Integration
9 124 (27.80%) Microservices
10 123 (27.58%) Ansible
11 121 (27.13%) Amazon RDS
12 116 (26.01%) Python
13 114 (25.56%) Git (software)
13 114 (25.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 110 (24.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 108 (24.22%) Scrum
16 107 (23.99%) Opscode Chef
17 97 (21.75%) Ruby
18 92 (20.63%) Terraform
19 91 (20.40%) Node.js
20 90 (20.18%) AWS Lambda
21 89 (19.96%) Elasticsearch
22 88 (19.73%) Web Services
23 87 (19.51%) TDD
24 86 (19.28%) Configuration Management
25 83 (18.61%) JavaScript
26 82 (18.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
27 77 (17.26%) Amazon SQS

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 89 (19.96%) Elasticsearch
2 58 (13.00%) nginx
3 54 (12.11%) Apache
4 39 (8.74%) Tomcat
5 32 (7.17%) IIS
6 31 (6.95%) Confluence
7 24 (5.38%) Apache Spark
8 23 (5.16%) WebSphere
9 21 (4.71%) Jetty
9 21 (4.71%) Mongrel
10 12 (2.69%) JBoss
11 11 (2.47%) Apache Pig
12 9 (2.02%) Mule
12 9 (2.02%) Mule ESB
13 7 (1.57%) OpenStack
14 6 (1.35%) Apache Solr
14 6 (1.35%) SAS
15 5 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) HipChat
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 434 (97.31%) Amazon AWS
2 224 (50.22%) Amazon S3
3 114 (25.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 110 (24.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 90 (20.18%) AWS Lambda
6 77 (17.26%) Amazon SQS
7 66 (14.80%) Amazon ELB
8 65 (14.57%) Route 53
9 64 (14.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 63 (14.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 52 (11.66%) GitHub
12 46 (10.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 35 (7.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 33 (7.40%) CloudFront
15 29 (6.50%) Google Cloud Platform
16 26 (5.83%) PaaS
17 21 (4.71%) Amazon EMR
17 21 (4.71%) Google App Engine
18 20 (4.48%) Twilio
19 16 (3.59%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.78%) HTTP
2 45 (10.09%) DNS
3 40 (8.97%) TCP/IP
4 32 (7.17%) SSL
5 25 (5.61%) VPN
6 23 (5.16%) IPsec
7 22 (4.93%) DHCP
8 21 (4.71%) FTP
9 18 (4.04%) Firewall
10 15 (3.36%) OpenLDAP
11 12 (2.69%) SSH
12 10 (2.24%) OpenVPN
13 9 (2.02%) DSL
14 7 (1.57%) SMTP
15 5 (1.12%) MQTT
15 5 (1.12%) Network Security
15 5 (1.12%) WAN
16 4 (0.90%) LAN
16 4 (0.90%) tcpdump
16 4 (0.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (27.13%) Amazon RDS
2 82 (18.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 60 (13.45%) NoSQL
4 56 (12.56%) Hadoop
5 51 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
6 46 (10.31%) SQL Server
7 45 (10.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 41 (9.19%) Big Data
9 32 (7.17%) MySQL
10 25 (5.61%) Redis
11 24 (5.38%) Apache Hive
12 23 (5.16%) MongoDB
12 23 (5.16%) Relational Database
13 21 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (4.48%) Amazon Redshift
15 17 (3.81%) HBase
16 15 (3.36%) RDBMS
17 9 (2.02%) Neo4j
18 7 (1.57%) RethinkDB
19 6 (1.35%) Impala
Development Applications
1 193 (43.27%) Jenkins
2 114 (25.56%) Git (software)
3 69 (15.47%) Maven
4 43 (9.64%) TeamCity
5 39 (8.74%) JIRA
5 39 (8.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (5.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 23 (5.16%) JUnit
8 22 (4.93%) Travis CI
9 19 (4.26%) Ant
10 17 (3.81%) Bitbucket
10 17 (3.81%) SonarQube
11 14 (3.14%) Gradle
12 13 (2.91%) Eclipse
13 11 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (2.47%) Cucumber
13 11 (2.47%) Liquibase
14 9 (2.02%) Subversion
14 9 (2.02%) Vagrant
15 8 (1.79%) IntelliJ
General
1 48 (10.76%) Finance
2 21 (4.71%) Marketing
3 15 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.14%) Electronics
4 14 (3.14%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.14%) Retail
5 9 (2.02%) Banking
6 5 (1.12%) Front Office
6 5 (1.12%) Games
7 3 (0.67%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Back Office
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (34.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 147 (32.96%) Developer
3 87 (19.51%) AWS Engineer
4 71 (15.92%) AWS DevOps
4 71 (15.92%) Java Developer
5 70 (15.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 59 (13.23%) AWS Developer
7 30 (6.73%) Architect
8 27 (6.05%) Senior Developer
9 23 (5.16%) C# Developer
10 21 (4.71%) .NET Developer
11 20 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (4.26%) AWS Architect
13 17 (3.81%) Senior C# Developer
14 16 (3.59%) Azure Developer
15 15 (3.36%) Consultant
16 14 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
17 13 (2.91%) Data Engineer
17 13 (2.91%) Linux Engineer
17 13 (2.91%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (20.40%) Node.js
2 88 (19.73%) Web Services
3 72 (16.14%) .NET
4 56 (12.56%) Spring
5 48 (10.76%) AngularJS
6 43 (9.64%) Kafka
7 42 (9.42%) REST
8 40 (8.97%) J2EE
9 37 (8.30%) RabbitMQ
10 34 (7.62%) JSON
11 32 (7.17%) ASP.NET
12 29 (6.50%) Elastic Stack
13 27 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
13 27 (6.05%) Ember.js
14 26 (5.83%) CSS
15 24 (5.38%) Spring Boot
15 24 (5.38%) Swagger
16 23 (5.16%) Servlets
16 23 (5.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.30%) Public Cloud
2 33 (7.40%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (6.28%) User Experience
4 27 (6.05%) Linux Command Line
5 21 (4.71%) Blog
6 14 (3.14%) Algorithms
7 11 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.79%) PKI
9 7 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.90%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
14 2 (0.45%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.45%) Security Operations Centre
15 1 (0.22%) iPad
15 1 (0.22%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 193 (43.27%) Linux
2 51 (11.43%) Windows
3 30 (6.73%) Unix
4 29 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (5.83%) CentOS
6 25 (5.61%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.35%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.67%) Android
9 3 (0.67%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.45%) Debian
10 2 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (56.28%) DevOps
2 208 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (27.80%) Continuous Integration
3 124 (27.80%) Microservices
4 108 (24.22%) Scrum
5 87 (19.51%) TDD
6 86 (19.28%) Configuration Management
7 65 (14.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 61 (13.68%) Kanban
9 55 (12.33%) BDD
10 50 (11.21%) E-Commerce
11 48 (10.76%) Software Engineering
12 46 (10.31%) High Availability
12 46 (10.31%) MVC
13 41 (9.19%) Open Source
14 39 (8.74%) Test Automation
15 34 (7.62%) Auto-Scaling
16 29 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
16 29 (6.50%) Migration
17 28 (6.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 174 (39.01%) Java
2 116 (26.01%) Python
3 97 (21.75%) Ruby
4 83 (18.61%) JavaScript
5 61 (13.68%) Bash Shell
6 53 (11.88%) Scala
7 45 (10.09%) C#
8 41 (9.19%) SQL
9 22 (4.93%) Perl
10 21 (4.71%) PowerShell
11 20 (4.48%) Shell Script
12 17 (3.81%) PHP
13 13 (2.91%) Go
14 11 (2.47%) Groovy
14 11 (2.47%) R
15 5 (1.12%) C++
16 4 (0.90%) C
16 4 (0.90%) Korn
16 4 (0.90%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.67%) ES6
Qualifications
1 39 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.40%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.59%) AWS Certification
4 10 (2.24%) Degree
5 8 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.90%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.67%) CISSP
9 2 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.45%) CISA
9 2 (0.45%) CISM
9 2 (0.45%) SANS
9 2 (0.45%) SSCP
10 1 (0.22%) CCNP
10 1 (0.22%) CEH
10 1 (0.22%) GIAC
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.17%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.45%) GCP
3 2 (0.45%) ISO 20022
3 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 157 (35.20%) Docker
2 30 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.93%) Xen
4 19 (4.26%) HDFS
5 16 (3.59%) Active Directory
5 16 (3.59%) Squid
6 10 (2.24%) Postfix
6 10 (2.24%) vCloud
6 10 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.35%) Corosync
8 4 (0.90%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.67%) LXC
9 3 (0.67%) NFS
9 3 (0.67%) Samba
9 3 (0.67%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.67%) vSphere
10 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 155 (34.75%) Puppet
2 123 (27.58%) Ansible
3 107 (23.99%) Opscode Chef
4 92 (20.63%) Terraform
5 52 (11.66%) Kubernetes
6 30 (6.73%) Kibana
7 27 (6.05%) logstash
7 27 (6.05%) Mesos
8 22 (4.93%) Graphite
9 17 (3.81%) Hadoop YARN
9 17 (3.81%) ZABBIX
10 16 (3.59%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (3.59%) Packer
11 15 (3.36%) Nagios
11 15 (3.36%) Rsyslog
12 13 (2.91%) Sysdig
13 11 (2.47%) Rundeck
14 10 (2.24%) Rancher
15 9 (2.02%) Marathon
15 9 (2.02%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 53 (11.88%) VMware
2 38 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.52%) Oracle
3 34 (7.62%) Google
4 31 (6.95%) Red Hat
5 26 (5.83%) New Relic
6 15 (3.36%) SAP
7 14 (3.14%) IBM
7 14 (3.14%) Splunk
8 12 (2.69%) Atlassian
9 10 (2.24%) Sonatype
10 4 (0.90%) Adobe
10 4 (0.90%) Apigee
10 4 (0.90%) Cisco
10 4 (0.90%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.90%) Dynatrace
10 4 (0.90%) Facebook
11 3 (0.67%) HP
11 3 (0.67%) Juniper
11 3 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
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