The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Amazon ELB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon ELB over the 3 months to 22 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 Elastic Load Balancing (Amazon ELB)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 605 611
Rank change year-on-year +42 +6  
Contract jobs citing Amazon ELB 52 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.074% 0.057%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.82% 0.76% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 11
Median daily rate £538 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.21% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +17.14% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Amazon ELB 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 6338 5238 3405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.52% 9.71% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4315 3678 2214
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 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 73
Median hourly rate £27.16 £19.61 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.50% -43.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

Amazon ELB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Amazon ELB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon ELB in the UK

Amazon ELB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon ELB.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon ELB in the UK

Amazon ELB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon ELB over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon ELB in the UK

Amazon ELB
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 ELB within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +69 48 £538 +5.91% 10
London +33 38 £538 +2.38% 8
Croydon - 13 £544 -
North West +26 3 £550 +22.22% 1
Cardiff -11 3 £513 +13.88%
South Wales -11 3 £513 +13.88%
Wales -14 3 £513 +13.88%
South West - 3 £400 -
Cheshire +24 2 - -
East of England -3 2 £588 +38.23%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Norfolk +3 1 £588 +38.23%
Norwich +2 1 £588 +38.23%
City of London +2 1 £500 +3.89% 1
Avonmouth - 1 £400 -
Paddington - 1 £425 -
Scotland - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
East Anglia - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £550 -
Manchester - 1 £550 - 1
Hayes - 1 £470 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon ELB 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 ELB.

1 85 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (87.06%) Amazon S3
3 73 (85.88%) DevOps
4 66 (77.65%) Amazon EC2
5 60 (70.59%) Linux
6 53 (62.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 49 (57.65%) Jenkins
7 49 (57.65%) Puppet
8 42 (49.41%) Terraform
9 40 (47.06%) Ansible
10 37 (43.53%) Bash Shell
11 36 (42.35%) Amazon RDS
12 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (40.00%) Git (software)
13 33 (38.82%) Docker
14 32 (37.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 32 (37.65%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (36.47%) Route 53
16 30 (35.29%) Configuration Management
17 28 (32.94%) Python
18 24 (28.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 22 (25.88%) Kibana
19 22 (25.88%) Java
19 22 (25.88%) VMware
20 21 (24.71%) PostgreSQL
20 21 (24.71%) logstash
21 20 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
21 20 (23.53%) Web Services
21 20 (23.53%) HTTP
21 20 (23.53%) Windows

Amazon ELB
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 19 (22.35%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (18.82%) Apache
3 14 (16.47%) nginx
4 12 (14.12%) Tomcat
5 11 (12.94%) Confluence
6 7 (8.24%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (4.71%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.18%) IIS
8 1 (1.18%) Jetty
8 1 (1.18%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 85 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (87.06%) Amazon S3
3 66 (77.65%) Amazon EC2
4 53 (62.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 32 (37.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 31 (36.47%) Route 53
7 24 (28.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 18 (21.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 18 (21.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 15 (17.65%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (12.94%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (10.59%) Amazon Kinesis
12 8 (9.41%) CloudFront
13 6 (7.06%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
15 4 (4.71%) IaaS
15 4 (4.71%) PaaS
15 4 (4.71%) SaaS
16 3 (3.53%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (3.53%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.53%) HTTP
2 18 (21.18%) DNS
3 13 (15.29%) OpenLDAP
4 10 (11.76%) OpenVPN
4 10 (11.76%) SSH
5 5 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (4.71%) DSL
6 4 (4.71%) Internet
6 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.53%) SSL
8 2 (2.35%) Firewall
8 2 (2.35%) Network Security
8 2 (2.35%) VPN
9 1 (1.18%) DHCP
9 1 (1.18%) FTP
9 1 (1.18%) IPsec
9 1 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.18%) SMS
9 1 (1.18%) SMTP
9 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (42.35%) Amazon RDS
2 21 (24.71%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (16.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (12.94%) NoSQL
5 9 (10.59%) MongoDB
6 8 (9.41%) Hadoop
7 7 (8.24%) Big Data
8 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
9 5 (5.88%) MySQL
9 5 (5.88%) Redis
10 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
11 2 (2.35%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (1.18%) HBase
12 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (57.65%) Jenkins
2 34 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 17 (20.00%) Maven
4 13 (15.29%) Ant
4 13 (15.29%) JIRA
4 13 (15.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (12.94%) Bitbucket
6 10 (11.76%) JUnit
6 10 (11.76%) Liquibase
6 10 (11.76%) SonarQube
7 8 (9.41%) Vagrant
8 4 (4.71%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.53%) Artifactory
9 3 (3.53%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.35%) GitLab
10 2 (2.35%) GoCD
10 2 (2.35%) Subversion
11 1 (1.18%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (5.88%) Banking
2 3 (3.53%) Games
3 1 (1.18%) Marketing
3 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (70.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (48.24%) AWS Engineer
3 37 (43.53%) AWS DevOps
4 36 (42.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 13 (15.29%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Architect
6 6 (7.06%) DBA
6 6 (7.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared DBA
8 4 (4.71%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) DevOps Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) Digital Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Platform Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.53%) Web Services
2 16 (18.82%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (15.29%) REST
4 10 (11.76%) MCollective
5 7 (8.24%) Kafka
6 6 (7.06%) Node.js
6 6 (7.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 5 (5.88%) boto
8 4 (4.71%) JSON
9 3 (3.53%) LAMP
9 3 (3.53%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (3.53%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (3.53%) OAuth
9 3 (3.53%) OpenID
9 3 (3.53%) SAML
10 2 (2.35%) Java EE
10 2 (2.35%) RESTful
11 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
11 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
11 1 (1.18%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.35%) Clustering
3 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.35%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.18%) Fintech
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (70.59%) Linux
2 20 (23.53%) Windows
3 16 (18.82%) CentOS
4 11 (12.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.06%) Unix
6 4 (4.71%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.53%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (85.88%) DevOps
2 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (37.65%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (35.29%) Configuration Management
5 20 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 18 (21.18%) Microservices
7 17 (20.00%) Coaching
8 14 (16.47%) Load Balancing
9 13 (15.29%) Auto-Scaling
9 13 (15.29%) Scrum
10 10 (11.76%) Service Management
10 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (10.59%) High Availability
12 6 (7.06%) Migration
12 6 (7.06%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (5.88%) Open Source
13 5 (5.88%) SDLC
14 4 (4.71%) Analytics
14 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (43.53%) Bash Shell
2 28 (32.94%) Python
3 22 (25.88%) Java
4 19 (22.35%) Ruby
5 12 (14.12%) PowerShell
6 10 (11.76%) Groovy
7 9 (10.59%) Shell Script
8 7 (8.24%) Go
8 7 (8.24%) PHP
9 5 (5.88%) Scala
9 5 (5.88%) SQL
10 3 (3.53%) Perl
11 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.18%) C#
12 1 (1.18%) Korn
12 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) AWS Certification
3 7 (8.24%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.18%) CEH
5 1 (1.18%) CISA
5 1 (1.18%) CISM
5 1 (1.18%) CRISC
5 1 (1.18%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.18%) QA
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (38.82%) Docker
2 13 (15.29%) Squid
3 12 (14.12%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (11.76%) Postfix
4 10 (11.76%) vCloud
5 8 (9.41%) HDFS
6 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (7.06%) Corosync
8 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
9 2 (2.35%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.18%) LXC
10 1 (1.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (57.65%) Puppet
2 42 (49.41%) Terraform
3 40 (47.06%) Ansible
4 22 (25.88%) Kibana
5 21 (24.71%) logstash
6 18 (21.18%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (18.82%) Kubernetes
8 13 (15.29%) Packer
8 13 (15.29%) Sysdig
8 13 (15.29%) ZABBIX
9 10 (11.76%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (11.76%) Rancher
9 10 (11.76%) Rsyslog
10 9 (10.59%) Prometheus
11 7 (8.24%) HAProxy
12 6 (7.06%) Data Guard
12 6 (7.06%) Graphite
12 6 (7.06%) Pacemaker
13 5 (5.88%) Rundeck
14 4 (4.71%) Marathon
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) VMware
2 13 (15.29%) Oracle
2 13 (15.29%) Red Hat
3 10 (11.76%) Sonatype
4 7 (8.24%) New Relic
5 6 (7.06%) Google
6 5 (5.88%) Hortonworks
7 4 (4.71%) IBM
7 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.53%) ForgeRock
9 2 (2.35%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.35%) Dell
9 2 (2.35%) RightScale
9 2 (2.35%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.35%) Splunk
10 1 (1.18%) Rackspace
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