Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 August 2019 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 164 164
Rank change year-on-year +67 0 +39
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 81 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.90% 0.66% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.13% 3.00% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 18 5
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £444 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% -11.25% +20.48%
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +62.50% -8.57% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,321 1,132 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.99% 22.11% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 726 471
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £250 £225
90th Percentile £615 £583 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% - -18.37%
10th Percentile £15.20 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £23.60 £51.95
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year +18.42% -8.23% +5.58%

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Amazon EC2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon EC2 in the West Midlands

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in the West Midlands

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in the West Midlands

Amazon EC2
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
Birmingham +39 54 £475 +5.56% 7
Shropshire - 12 £653 -
Coventry +7 11 £425 +30.77%
Warwickshire +9 2 £330 -34.00%
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 81 (100.00%) AWS
2 52 (64.20%) Jenkins
3 51 (62.96%) DevOps
4 49 (60.49%) Linux
5 46 (56.79%) Amazon RDS
6 45 (55.56%) Java
7 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (46.91%) Amazon S3
9 37 (45.68%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (45.68%) Security Cleared
10 36 (44.44%) Configuration Management
11 34 (41.98%) Web Services
12 33 (40.74%) SC Cleared
12 33 (40.74%) Open Source
12 33 (40.74%) Puppet
13 31 (38.27%) RESTful
13 31 (38.27%) Maven
13 31 (38.27%) SOAP
13 31 (38.27%) JUnit
13 31 (38.27%) Terraform
14 30 (37.04%) Spring
15 29 (35.80%) Amazon ELB
15 29 (35.80%) Migration
16 27 (33.33%) J2EE
17 25 (30.86%) Scrum
18 24 (29.63%) TDD
18 24 (29.63%) PowerMock
18 24 (29.63%) DbUnit
18 24 (29.63%) Mockito
18 24 (29.63%) BDD

Amazon EC2
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 17 (20.99%) Apache
2 12 (14.81%) IIS
2 12 (14.81%) Jetty
2 12 (14.81%) Mongrel
2 12 (14.81%) nginx
2 12 (14.81%) Tomcat
2 12 (14.81%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.94%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 81 (100.00%) AWS
2 38 (46.91%) Amazon S3
3 29 (35.80%) Amazon ELB
4 23 (28.40%) Amazon SQS
4 23 (28.40%) Route 53
5 18 (22.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 14 (17.28%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (17.28%) GCP
6 14 (17.28%) Google App Engine
6 14 (17.28%) Serverless
7 10 (12.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (11.11%) Amazon EKS
9 5 (6.17%) AWS CloudTrail
9 5 (6.17%) Azure
9 5 (6.17%) CloudFront
10 3 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (2.47%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.69%) DNS
2 19 (23.46%) TCP/IP
3 15 (18.52%) DHCP
4 14 (17.28%) HTTP
5 13 (16.05%) FTP
5 13 (16.05%) IPsec
5 13 (16.05%) SSL
6 6 (7.41%) Firewall
7 5 (6.17%) Internet
8 2 (2.47%) NAS
8 2 (2.47%) SAN
9 1 (1.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (56.79%) Amazon RDS
2 21 (25.93%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.64%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.64%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.17%) MySQL
5 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 52 (64.20%) Jenkins
2 31 (38.27%) JUnit
2 31 (38.27%) Maven
3 24 (29.63%) DbUnit
3 24 (29.63%) Git (software)
3 24 (29.63%) jMock
3 24 (29.63%) Mockito
3 24 (29.63%) SonarQube
4 12 (14.81%) Travis CI
5 7 (8.64%) GitLab
6 5 (6.17%) JIRA
7 2 (2.47%) Selenium
7 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.23%) JMeter
8 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (18.52%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (38.27%) Developer
1 31 (38.27%) Java Developer
2 30 (37.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (27.16%) AWS DevOps
4 16 (19.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 16 (19.75%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 9 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (8.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Senior DevOps
9 3 (3.70%) Architect
9 3 (3.70%) AWS Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) AWS Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (41.98%) Web Services
2 31 (38.27%) RESTful
2 31 (38.27%) SOAP
3 30 (37.04%) Spring
4 27 (33.33%) J2EE
5 24 (29.63%) PowerMock
6 22 (27.16%) ActiveMQ
7 21 (25.93%) Spring Cloud
8 13 (16.05%) .NET
8 13 (16.05%) Hibernate
8 13 (16.05%) JPA
9 12 (14.81%) AngularJS
9 12 (14.81%) JSON
9 12 (14.81%) Servlets
10 11 (13.58%) Spring Boot
11 10 (12.35%) REST
12 9 (11.11%) Apache Camel
13 7 (8.64%) Kafka
13 7 (8.64%) XML
14 5 (6.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Cloud
2 5 (6.17%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.94%) NHS
4 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 49 (60.49%) Linux
2 22 (27.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Windows
4 5 (6.17%) CentOS
4 5 (6.17%) Ubuntu
4 5 (6.17%) Unix
5 2 (2.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (62.96%) DevOps
2 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (45.68%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (44.44%) Configuration Management
5 33 (40.74%) Open Source
6 29 (35.80%) Migration
7 25 (30.86%) Scrum
8 24 (29.63%) BDD
8 24 (29.63%) Kanban
8 24 (29.63%) TDD
9 20 (24.69%) Microservices
10 12 (14.81%) BPMN
11 7 (8.64%) OO
12 6 (7.41%) Cloud Operations
13 5 (6.17%) Load Balancing
13 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
14 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce
15 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Automation
15 3 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
15 3 (3.70%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 45 (55.56%) Java
2 16 (19.75%) SQL
3 9 (11.11%) PHP
4 8 (9.88%) Python
5 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.23%) Groovy
6 1 (1.23%) Java 8
6 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (45.68%) Security Cleared
2 33 (40.74%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.41%) AWS Certification
3 6 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.70%) MCSA
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.70%) RHCE
4 3 (3.70%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (28.40%) Postfix
2 15 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (16.05%) Xen
4 7 (8.64%) Docker
5 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.70%) PowerDNS
6 3 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (40.74%) Puppet
2 31 (38.27%) Terraform
3 10 (12.35%) Ansible
4 5 (6.17%) HAProxy
5 4 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.70%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.47%) Packer
7 2 (2.47%) QRadar
7 2 (2.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (20.99%) VMware
2 14 (17.28%) Google
3 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.70%) Splunk
5 2 (2.47%) CommVault
5 2 (2.47%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (2.47%) PlateSpin
5 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.47%) Veeam