Period
to 23 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 165 202
Rank change year-on-year -11 +37 -23
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 28 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.48% 1.70% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 11
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £488 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +17.47% +33.87%
10th Percentile £325 £425 £383
90th Percentile £473 £506 £448
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 1,131 706 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.45% 15.85% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 452 352
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £250
90th Percentile £580 £575 £562
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% - -18.06%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £51.50 £18.53
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.91 £18.77
% change year-on-year -10.57% +11.39% -18.38%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 +5 16 £450 -7.69% 3
Coventry -4 8 £343 - 1
Solihull - 4 £375 -
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 28 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
3 18 (64.29%) Linux
4 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
4 15 (53.57%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
5 14 (50.00%) Web Services
5 14 (50.00%) VMware
5 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (50.00%) Amazon S3
6 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (42.86%) DevOps
6 12 (42.86%) Route 53
6 12 (42.86%) Puppet
6 12 (42.86%) Terraform
7 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
7 11 (39.29%) TDD
7 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
7 11 (39.29%) Scrum
7 11 (39.29%) Java
8 10 (35.71%) E-Commerce
8 10 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (32.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 9 (32.14%) Spring Boot
9 9 (32.14%) SonarQube
9 9 (32.14%) Apache Camel
9 9 (32.14%) BDD
9 9 (32.14%) PowerMock
9 9 (32.14%) Kanban

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 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 28 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
2 14 (50.00%) Amazon S3
3 12 (42.86%) Route 53
4 5 (17.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (10.71%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (10.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (7.14%) Big Data
3 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.14%) HBase
3 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
1 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
2 9 (32.14%) DbUnit
2 9 (32.14%) jMock
2 9 (32.14%) JUnit
2 9 (32.14%) Maven
2 9 (32.14%) Mockito
2 9 (32.14%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) AWS DevOps
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
1 11 (39.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (7.14%) AWS Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Scala Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Technical Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Migration Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) Web Services
2 9 (32.14%) Apache Camel
2 9 (32.14%) J2EE
2 9 (32.14%) PowerMock
2 9 (32.14%) RESTful
2 9 (32.14%) SOAP
2 9 (32.14%) Spring Boot
3 7 (25.00%) Spring
4 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
4 3 (10.71%) JPA
5 2 (7.14%) Akka
5 2 (7.14%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) NHS
2 2 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Windows
4 2 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (42.86%) DevOps
2 11 (39.29%) Scrum
2 11 (39.29%) TDD
3 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (35.71%) E-Commerce
4 9 (32.14%) BDD
4 9 (32.14%) Kanban
4 9 (32.14%) Migration
4 9 (32.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) Open Source
8 3 (10.71%) Auto-Scaling
8 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
9 2 (7.14%) Change Management
9 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
9 2 (7.14%) MapReduce
9 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) Scala
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (32.14%) vSphere
3 7 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) Puppet
1 12 (42.86%) Terraform
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) PlateSpin
3 1 (3.57%) Google