Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 166 200
Rank change year-on-year -11 +34 -22
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 29 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.40% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.41% 2.52% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
West Midlands median daily rate £444 £488 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +17.47% +66.00%
10th Percentile £325 £418 £371
90th Percentile £586 £550 £475
England median daily rate £525 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
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 1,201 753 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.55% 15.82% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 497 359
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £497 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.58% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -10.77% -29.35%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £13.07
90th Percentile £21.50 £24.13 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -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 19 November 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 19 November 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 0 13 £450 -7.69% 4
Coventry -8 11 £360 - 3
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Shropshire - 2 £590 -
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 29 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (58.62%) Linux
3 16 (55.17%) VMware
3 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
3 16 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
5 14 (48.28%) Jenkins
5 14 (48.28%) Web Services
6 13 (44.83%) Java
6 13 (44.83%) Git (software)
7 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (37.93%) TDD
8 11 (37.93%) Scrum
8 11 (37.93%) Maven
8 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (37.93%) J2EE
8 11 (37.93%) Migration
9 10 (34.48%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (34.48%) DevOps
10 9 (31.03%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (31.03%) Apache Camel
10 9 (31.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (31.03%) SonarQube
10 9 (31.03%) Spring Boot
10 9 (31.03%) RESTful
10 9 (31.03%) Amazon S3
10 9 (31.03%) vSphere
10 9 (31.03%) DbUnit
10 9 (31.03%) Mockito
10 9 (31.03%) 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 2 (6.90%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 29 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (31.03%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (31.03%) Amazon S3
2 9 (31.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (27.59%) Route 53
4 3 (10.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (6.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (6.90%) Big Data
3 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.90%) HBase
3 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Jenkins
2 13 (44.83%) Git (software)
3 11 (37.93%) Maven
4 9 (31.03%) DbUnit
4 9 (31.03%) jMock
4 9 (31.03%) JUnit
4 9 (31.03%) Mockito
4 9 (31.03%) SonarQube
5 3 (10.34%) JIRA
6 2 (6.90%) Ant
6 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket
6 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (6.90%) Subversion
6 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium
7 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (20.69%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Java Developer
3 7 (24.14%) AWS DevOps
3 7 (24.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (13.79%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) AWS Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Scala Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Data Migration Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Platform Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) Web Services
2 11 (37.93%) J2EE
3 9 (31.03%) Apache Camel
3 9 (31.03%) PowerMock
3 9 (31.03%) RESTful
3 9 (31.03%) SOAP
3 9 (31.03%) Spring Boot
4 8 (27.59%) Spring
5 6 (20.69%) Hibernate
5 6 (20.69%) JPA
6 2 (6.90%) .NET
6 2 (6.90%) Akka
6 2 (6.90%) Middleware
6 2 (6.90%) Play Framework
7 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) NHS
2 5 (17.24%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (17.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (37.93%) Migration
2 11 (37.93%) Scrum
2 11 (37.93%) TDD
3 10 (34.48%) DevOps
4 9 (31.03%) BDD
4 9 (31.03%) Kanban
4 9 (31.03%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
6 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
7 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (17.24%) Change Management
7 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
7 5 (17.24%) Open Source
8 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.90%) IT Governance
8 2 (6.90%) MapReduce
8 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) Scala
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) Java 8
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) PMO
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (31.03%) vSphere
3 4 (13.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Puppet
1 8 (27.59%) Terraform
2 3 (10.34%) Ansible
3 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) VMware
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 5 (17.24%) PlateSpin
4 2 (6.90%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.45%) Google