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 28 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 440 505
Rank change year-on-year +47 +65  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 223 214 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.46% 4.04% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 171 109
Median daily rate £500 £453 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.49% +13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £363 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £300
% change year-on-year +5.88% +41.66%  
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 6437 5303 3378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.67% 9.85% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 6602 3371
Median daily rate £475 £463 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £631 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 92 89
Median hourly rate £27.16 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.94% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.80 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -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 3 months to 28 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 10 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 28 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 +49 207 £500 +5.26% 58
London +17 146 £525 +10.52% 36
UK excluding London +40 76 £450 +5.88% 23
South East +30 22 £475 +11.76% 4
North of England +58 15 £500 -4.76% 5
South West +5 15 £444 +10.93% 4
Scotland +40 11 £425 -15.00% 1
Midlands +14 7 £463 +11.44% 5
Wales -14 3 £513 +13.88%
East of England - 3 £438 - 4

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 439 (97.34%) Amazon AWS
2 258 (57.21%) DevOps
3 226 (50.11%) Amazon S3
4 216 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
5 199 (44.12%) Jenkins
6 196 (43.46%) Linux
7 176 (39.02%) Java
8 164 (36.36%) Docker
9 159 (35.25%) Puppet
10 128 (28.38%) Continuous Integration
10 128 (28.38%) Microservices
11 126 (27.94%) Ansible
12 125 (27.72%) Amazon RDS
13 120 (26.61%) Python
14 118 (26.16%) Git (software)
15 115 (25.50%) Scrum
16 114 (25.28%) AWS CloudFormation
17 113 (25.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 109 (24.17%) Opscode Chef
19 99 (21.95%) Ruby
20 95 (21.06%) Terraform
21 93 (20.62%) Node.js
22 92 (20.40%) Configuration Management
23 91 (20.18%) Web Services
23 91 (20.18%) AWS Lambda
23 91 (20.18%) Elasticsearch
24 89 (19.73%) TDD
25 85 (18.85%) JavaScript
26 83 (18.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
27 78 (17.29%) 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 91 (20.18%) Elasticsearch
2 56 (12.42%) nginx
3 53 (11.75%) Apache
4 39 (8.65%) Tomcat
5 32 (7.10%) IIS
6 31 (6.87%) Confluence
7 24 (5.32%) Apache Spark
8 23 (5.10%) WebSphere
9 21 (4.66%) Jetty
9 21 (4.66%) Mongrel
10 12 (2.66%) JBoss
11 11 (2.44%) Apache Pig
12 9 (2.00%) Mule
12 9 (2.00%) Mule ESB
13 7 (1.55%) OpenStack
14 6 (1.33%) Apache Solr
14 6 (1.33%) SAS
15 5 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) HipChat
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 439 (97.34%) Amazon AWS
2 226 (50.11%) Amazon S3
3 114 (25.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 113 (25.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 91 (20.18%) AWS Lambda
6 78 (17.29%) Amazon SQS
7 67 (14.86%) Route 53
8 66 (14.63%) Amazon ELB
9 64 (14.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 64 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 53 (11.75%) GitHub
11 44 (9.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 36 (7.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 30 (6.65%) CloudFront
14 29 (6.43%) Google Cloud Platform
15 24 (5.32%) PaaS
16 21 (4.66%) Amazon EMR
16 21 (4.66%) Google App Engine
17 20 (4.43%) Twilio
18 15 (3.33%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 62 (13.75%) HTTP
2 45 (9.98%) DNS
3 41 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 33 (7.32%) SSL
5 23 (5.10%) IPsec
6 22 (4.88%) DHCP
6 22 (4.88%) VPN
7 21 (4.66%) FTP
8 18 (3.99%) Firewall
9 16 (3.55%) OpenLDAP
10 13 (2.88%) DSL
11 12 (2.66%) SSH
12 10 (2.22%) OpenVPN
13 7 (1.55%) SMTP
14 5 (1.11%) MQTT
14 5 (1.11%) Network Security
14 5 (1.11%) WAN
15 4 (0.89%) LAN
15 4 (0.89%) tcpdump
15 4 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (27.72%) Amazon RDS
2 83 (18.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 61 (13.53%) Hadoop
4 60 (13.30%) NoSQL
5 52 (11.53%) PostgreSQL
6 47 (10.42%) SQL Server
7 45 (9.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 44 (9.76%) Big Data
9 37 (8.20%) MySQL
10 25 (5.54%) Redis
11 24 (5.32%) Apache Hive
12 23 (5.10%) MongoDB
12 23 (5.10%) Relational Database
13 21 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (4.43%) HBase
15 19 (4.21%) Amazon Redshift
16 15 (3.33%) RDBMS
17 9 (2.00%) Neo4j
18 7 (1.55%) RethinkDB
19 6 (1.33%) Impala
Development Applications
1 199 (44.12%) Jenkins
2 118 (26.16%) Git (software)
3 69 (15.30%) Maven
4 44 (9.76%) TeamCity
5 40 (8.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 39 (8.65%) JIRA
7 24 (5.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 23 (5.10%) JUnit
9 22 (4.88%) Travis CI
10 19 (4.21%) Ant
11 18 (3.99%) Bitbucket
12 17 (3.77%) SonarQube
13 14 (3.10%) Gradle
14 13 (2.88%) Eclipse
15 11 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (2.44%) Cucumber
15 11 (2.44%) Liquibase
16 10 (2.22%) Subversion
17 9 (2.00%) Vagrant
18 8 (1.77%) Artifactory
General
1 49 (10.86%) Finance
2 22 (4.88%) Marketing
3 15 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.10%) Electronics
4 14 (3.10%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.10%) Retail
5 9 (2.00%) Banking
6 5 (1.11%) Front Office
6 5 (1.11%) 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
1 156 (34.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 149 (33.04%) Developer
3 90 (19.96%) AWS Engineer
4 73 (16.19%) AWS DevOps
5 72 (15.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 71 (15.74%) Java Developer
7 60 (13.30%) AWS Developer
8 28 (6.21%) Architect
8 28 (6.21%) Senior Developer
9 24 (5.32%) C# Developer
10 20 (4.43%) .NET Developer
10 20 (4.43%) Cloud Engineer
11 18 (3.99%) AWS Architect
11 18 (3.99%) Senior C# Developer
12 17 (3.77%) Azure Developer
13 15 (3.33%) Consultant
14 14 (3.10%) C# .NET Developer
14 14 (3.10%) Linux Engineer
14 14 (3.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 13 (2.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (20.62%) Node.js
2 91 (20.18%) Web Services
3 71 (15.74%) .NET
4 56 (12.42%) Spring
5 50 (11.09%) AngularJS
6 44 (9.76%) REST
7 43 (9.53%) Kafka
8 40 (8.87%) J2EE
9 38 (8.43%) RabbitMQ
10 35 (7.76%) JSON
11 33 (7.32%) Elastic Stack
12 32 (7.10%) ASP.NET
13 28 (6.21%) Ember.js
14 27 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (5.99%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (5.76%) CSS
16 24 (5.32%) Spring Boot
16 24 (5.32%) Swagger
17 23 (5.10%) Servlets
17 23 (5.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.43%) Public Cloud
2 32 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (6.21%) Linux Command Line
3 28 (6.21%) User Experience
4 22 (4.88%) Blog
5 14 (3.10%) Algorithms
6 11 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.77%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.77%) PKI
8 7 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.89%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.44%) Fintech
12 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.44%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.22%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 196 (43.46%) Linux
2 50 (11.09%) Windows
3 31 (6.87%) Unix
4 29 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (5.99%) CentOS
6 26 (5.76%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.11%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.67%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.67%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.44%) Android
9 2 (0.44%) Debian
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.22%) VyOS
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (57.21%) DevOps
2 216 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (28.38%) Continuous Integration
3 128 (28.38%) Microservices
4 115 (25.50%) Scrum
5 92 (20.40%) Configuration Management
6 89 (19.73%) TDD
7 68 (15.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 68 (15.08%) Kanban
8 56 (12.42%) BDD
9 51 (11.31%) E-Commerce
10 48 (10.64%) Software Engineering
11 47 (10.42%) High Availability
12 46 (10.20%) MVC
13 43 (9.53%) Test Automation
14 41 (9.09%) Open Source
15 32 (7.10%) Auto-Scaling
16 30 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
17 29 (6.43%) Mentoring
17 29 (6.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 176 (39.02%) Java
2 120 (26.61%) Python
3 99 (21.95%) Ruby
4 85 (18.85%) JavaScript
5 66 (14.63%) Bash Shell
6 54 (11.97%) Scala
7 44 (9.76%) C#
8 41 (9.09%) SQL
9 23 (5.10%) Perl
10 21 (4.66%) PowerShell
11 19 (4.21%) Shell Script
12 18 (3.99%) PHP
13 13 (2.88%) Go
14 11 (2.44%) Groovy
14 11 (2.44%) R
15 4 (0.89%) C++
15 4 (0.89%) Korn
15 4 (0.89%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.67%) C
16 3 (0.67%) ES6
Qualifications
1 40 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.33%) AWS Certification
4 10 (2.22%) Degree
5 8 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.89%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.67%) CISSP
9 2 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.44%) CISA
9 2 (0.44%) CISM
9 2 (0.44%) SANS
9 2 (0.44%) SSCP
10 1 (0.22%) CEH
10 1 (0.22%) CRISC
10 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.22%) GIAC
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.10%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.44%) GCP
3 2 (0.44%) ISO 20022
3 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 164 (36.36%) Docker
2 30 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.88%) Xen
4 19 (4.21%) HDFS
5 17 (3.77%) Active Directory
6 16 (3.55%) Squid
7 10 (2.22%) Postfix
7 10 (2.22%) vCloud
7 10 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.33%) Corosync
9 4 (0.89%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.67%) LXC
10 3 (0.67%) NFS
10 3 (0.67%) Samba
10 3 (0.67%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.67%) vSphere
11 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.22%) pfSense
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 159 (35.25%) Puppet
2 126 (27.94%) Ansible
3 109 (24.17%) Opscode Chef
4 95 (21.06%) Terraform
5 52 (11.53%) Kubernetes
6 31 (6.87%) Kibana
7 27 (5.99%) logstash
7 27 (5.99%) Mesos
8 25 (5.54%) Graphite
9 17 (3.77%) Hadoop YARN
9 17 (3.77%) ZABBIX
10 16 (3.55%) Docker Swarm
11 15 (3.33%) Nagios
11 15 (3.33%) Rsyslog
12 14 (3.10%) Packer
13 13 (2.88%) Sysdig
14 11 (2.44%) Rundeck
15 10 (2.22%) Rancher
16 9 (2.00%) Marathon
16 9 (2.00%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 53 (11.75%) VMware
2 38 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.43%) Oracle
3 34 (7.54%) Google
4 32 (7.10%) Red Hat
5 26 (5.76%) New Relic
6 15 (3.33%) SAP
7 14 (3.10%) IBM
7 14 (3.10%) Splunk
8 12 (2.66%) Atlassian
9 10 (2.22%) Sonatype
10 7 (1.55%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.89%) Adobe
11 4 (0.89%) Apigee
11 4 (0.89%) Cisco
11 4 (0.89%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.89%) Facebook
11 4 (0.89%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.67%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.67%) Rackspace
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