Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 186 145 196
Rank change year-on-year -41 +51 -16
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 21 38 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.80% 0.092%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.71% 4.58% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 3
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +80.00%
10th Percentile £355 £411 £345
90th Percentile £591 £599 £475
England median daily rate £525 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 1,228 830 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.98% 17.58% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 537 364
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £237 £250
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.21 £14.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.63% -18.25% +26.85%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.95 £14.96
90th Percentile £21.48 £22.85 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.04% -1.97% -12.20%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Coventry +6 9 £363 -7.05%
Birmingham -11 9 £450 -5.26% 6
Shropshire - 2 £590 -
Solihull +4 1 - -
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (57.14%) Web Services
3 12 (57.14%) VMware
4 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) Maven
4 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (42.86%) Java
4 9 (42.86%) J2EE
4 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 8 (38.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (38.10%) Linux
6 7 (33.33%) Windows
6 7 (33.33%) JUnit
6 7 (33.33%) SOAP
6 7 (33.33%) Oracle
6 7 (33.33%) Kanban
6 7 (33.33%) jMock
6 7 (33.33%) TDD
6 7 (33.33%) Scrum
6 7 (33.33%) Migration
6 7 (33.33%) SonarQube
6 7 (33.33%) Spring Boot
6 7 (33.33%) Apache Camel
6 7 (33.33%) Ansible
6 7 (33.33%) DevOps
6 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (33.33%) RESTful
6 7 (33.33%) vSphere

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (38.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (23.81%) Amazon S3
3 5 (23.81%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (19.05%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (19.05%) Serverless
5 3 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (14.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (14.29%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (14.29%) AWS CodePipeline
5 3 (14.29%) CloudFront
5 3 (14.29%) SaaS
6 2 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (4.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 9 (42.86%) Maven
3 7 (33.33%) DbUnit
3 7 (33.33%) jMock
3 7 (33.33%) JUnit
3 7 (33.33%) Mockito
3 7 (33.33%) SonarQube
4 6 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (9.52%) Ant
5 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
5 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (9.52%) Subversion
5 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium
6 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 5 (23.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (19.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Architect
5 3 (14.29%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (9.52%) AWS Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (9.52%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) Web Services
2 9 (42.86%) J2EE
3 7 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 7 (33.33%) PowerMock
3 7 (33.33%) RESTful
3 7 (33.33%) SOAP
3 7 (33.33%) Spring Boot
4 6 (28.57%) Hibernate
4 6 (28.57%) JPA
4 6 (28.57%) Spring
5 3 (14.29%) Node.js
5 3 (14.29%) SAML
6 2 (9.52%) .NET
6 2 (9.52%) Middleware
6 2 (9.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (14.29%) NHS
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (33.33%) BDD
2 7 (33.33%) DevOps
2 7 (33.33%) Kanban
2 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 7 (33.33%) Scrum
2 7 (33.33%) TDD
2 7 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) Open Source
4 5 (23.81%) Change Management
4 5 (23.81%) Data Migration
4 5 (23.81%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (19.05%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (9.52%) IT Governance
6 2 (9.52%) Operations Management
6 2 (9.52%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) Java 8
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) AWS Certification
4 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) vSphere
3 4 (19.05%) Docker
4 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Ansible
2 5 (23.81%) Terraform
3 4 (19.05%) Kubernetes
4 3 (14.29%) Mesos
4 3 (14.29%) rkt
4 3 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.76%) Packer
5 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) PlateSpin
4 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
5 1 (4.76%) Google
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds