Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 203 176
Rank change year-on-year +36 -27 -11
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 21 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.14% 0.059%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.64% 1.29% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £415 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.45% +66.00% -33.33%
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 795 618 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.52% 10.50% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 377 154
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £219 £250 £195
90th Percentile £569 £575 £590
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.25 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.31% +23.11% -34.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £13.77 £12.58
90th Percentile £24.98 £21.47 £14.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +8.20%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 +9 19 £463 +2.78% 3
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 21 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (95.24%) Jenkins
2 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (95.24%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (90.48%) Git (software)
4 15 (71.43%) Scrum
4 15 (71.43%) VMware
4 15 (71.43%) Maven
4 15 (71.43%) Java
4 15 (71.43%) JUnit
4 15 (71.43%) SonarQube
5 14 (66.67%) Ansible
5 14 (66.67%) DevOps
5 14 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (66.67%) Puppet
5 14 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
6 13 (61.90%) SC Cleared
6 13 (61.90%) Linux
6 13 (61.90%) Configuration Management
6 13 (61.90%) Docker
6 13 (61.90%) Terraform
7 12 (57.14%) Amazon ELB
7 12 (57.14%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (57.14%) logstash
7 12 (57.14%) Kibana
7 12 (57.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (57.14%) Amazon S3
7 12 (57.14%) Bash Shell
7 12 (57.14%) Elasticsearch

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 12 (57.14%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (47.62%) Apache
2 10 (47.62%) Tomcat
3 8 (38.10%) Confluence
4 4 (19.05%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (57.14%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (57.14%) Amazon S3
2 12 (57.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (38.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (28.57%) Route 53
5 4 (19.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (19.05%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (19.05%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) HTTP
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 8 (38.10%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (38.10%) OpenVPN
2 8 (38.10%) SSH
3 4 (19.05%) SSL
3 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
1 14 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (19.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (19.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (95.24%) Jenkins
2 19 (90.48%) Git (software)
3 15 (71.43%) JUnit
3 15 (71.43%) Maven
3 15 (71.43%) SonarQube
4 9 (42.86%) JIRA
5 8 (38.10%) Ant
5 8 (38.10%) Bitbucket
5 8 (38.10%) Liquibase
5 8 (38.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (33.33%) DbUnit
6 7 (33.33%) jMock
6 7 (33.33%) Mockito
7 4 (19.05%) Subversion
8 1 (4.76%) Selenium
8 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (9.52%) Automotive
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (19.05%) WebOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) BPM Developer
5 2 (9.52%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) J2EE Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (52.38%) Web Services
3 10 (47.62%) REST
4 8 (38.10%) MCollective
5 7 (33.33%) Apache Camel
5 7 (33.33%) J2EE
5 7 (33.33%) PowerMock
5 7 (33.33%) RESTful
5 7 (33.33%) SOAP
6 6 (28.57%) Spring
7 4 (19.05%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (19.05%) Sensu
7 4 (19.05%) Spring Boot
8 2 (9.52%) XML
9 1 (4.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 8 (38.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (95.24%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (71.43%) Scrum
3 14 (66.67%) DevOps
4 13 (61.90%) Configuration Management
5 9 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (38.10%) Coaching
6 8 (38.10%) Load Balancing
6 8 (38.10%) Service Management
6 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (33.33%) BDD
7 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 7 (33.33%) Kanban
7 7 (33.33%) Open Source
7 7 (33.33%) TDD
7 7 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
9 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Web Operations
10 2 (9.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 8 (38.10%) Groovy
4 6 (28.57%) Python
4 6 (28.57%) Ruby
5 4 (19.05%) PHP
6 2 (9.52%) Perl
6 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (61.90%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Docker
2 8 (38.10%) Postfix
2 8 (38.10%) Squid
2 8 (38.10%) vCloud
2 8 (38.10%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (66.67%) Ansible
1 14 (66.67%) Puppet
2 13 (61.90%) Terraform
3 12 (57.14%) Kibana
3 12 (57.14%) logstash
4 9 (42.86%) Kubernetes
5 8 (38.10%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (38.10%) Rancher
5 8 (38.10%) Rsyslog
5 8 (38.10%) Sysdig
5 8 (38.10%) ZABBIX
6 6 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (19.05%) collectd
7 4 (19.05%) Salt
7 4 (19.05%) StatsD
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Sonatype
3 4 (19.05%) Rackspace
3 4 (19.05%) SaltStack
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Google