Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 176 201
Rank change year-on-year +20 +25 -19
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 42 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.068% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.87% 0.49% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 10
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £500 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +20.48% +33.87%
10th Percentile £366 £500 £383
90th Percentile £569 £500 £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 1,084 614 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.96% 14.00% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 412 301
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £513
England median daily rate £480 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.30 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.77% -42.22% -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.45 £13.27
90th Percentile £27.83 £52.40 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -17.39%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +8 26 £450 -10.00% 5
Coventry -15 9 £358 - 1
Solihull - 4 £375 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 -
Shropshire - 1 £401 -
Warwickshire - 1 £500 -
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 42 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (64.29%) Linux
3 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
4 23 (54.76%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (54.76%) Web Services
4 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 21 (50.00%) Amazon S3
6 20 (47.62%) Git (software)
6 20 (47.62%) DevOps
7 18 (42.86%) Terraform
7 18 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (42.86%) Route 53
7 18 (42.86%) Amazon ELB
7 18 (42.86%) TDD
7 18 (42.86%) VMware
7 18 (42.86%) Java
8 17 (40.48%) Scrum
8 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
8 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (38.10%) Puppet
9 16 (38.10%) E-Commerce
10 15 (35.71%) J2EE
10 15 (35.71%) Maven
10 15 (35.71%) Kanban
11 14 (33.33%) jMock
11 14 (33.33%) RESTful
11 14 (33.33%) vSphere
11 14 (33.33%) DbUnit
11 14 (33.33%) Mockito

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 4 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (9.52%) nginx
2 3 (7.14%) Apache
2 3 (7.14%) Confluence
2 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.76%) WordPress
4 1 (2.38%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) Jetty
4 1 (2.38%) Mongrel
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 42 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (50.00%) Amazon S3
3 18 (42.86%) Amazon ELB
3 18 (42.86%) Route 53
4 9 (21.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (9.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (9.52%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (7.14%) Serverless
9 1 (2.38%) Google App Engine
9 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) DSL
2 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) SSL
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) FTP
3 1 (2.38%) IPsec
3 1 (2.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (54.76%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.76%) Big Data
5 2 (4.76%) DB2
5 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.76%) HBase
5 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.38%) MySQL
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (47.62%) Git (software)
3 15 (35.71%) Maven
4 14 (33.33%) DbUnit
4 14 (33.33%) jMock
4 14 (33.33%) JUnit
4 14 (33.33%) Mockito
4 14 (33.33%) SonarQube
5 4 (9.52%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) Subversion
6 2 (4.76%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.38%) Gradle
7 1 (2.38%) Selenium
7 1 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (2.38%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 15 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (30.95%) Java Developer
4 11 (26.19%) AWS DevOps
5 10 (23.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 10 (23.81%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (11.90%) J2EE Developer
7 5 (11.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) DevOps Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Technical Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (54.76%) Web Services
2 15 (35.71%) J2EE
3 14 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 14 (33.33%) PowerMock
3 14 (33.33%) RESTful
3 14 (33.33%) SOAP
4 12 (28.57%) Spring Boot
5 10 (23.81%) Spring
6 4 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (9.52%) Sensu
7 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
7 3 (7.14%) JPA
8 2 (4.76%) Akka
8 2 (4.76%) Middleware
8 2 (4.76%) Play Framework
9 1 (2.38%) .NET
9 1 (2.38%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (64.29%) Linux
2 11 (26.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) DevOps
3 18 (42.86%) TDD
4 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (40.48%) Scrum
5 16 (38.10%) E-Commerce
6 15 (35.71%) Kanban
7 14 (33.33%) BDD
7 14 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 13 (30.95%) Configuration Management
9 10 (23.81%) Open Source
10 7 (16.67%) Migration
11 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 4 (9.52%) Process Architecture
12 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
13 3 (7.14%) Auto-Scaling
13 3 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
13 3 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
13 3 (7.14%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) Python
3 6 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 4 (9.52%) PHP
5 3 (7.14%) Ruby
5 3 (7.14%) SQL
6 2 (4.76%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) Groovy
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) PMO
2 1 (2.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (33.33%) vSphere
3 13 (30.95%) Docker
4 1 (2.38%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (42.86%) Terraform
2 16 (38.10%) Puppet
3 7 (16.67%) Ansible
4 4 (9.52%) Kibana
4 4 (9.52%) logstash
4 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (7.14%) collectd
5 3 (7.14%) StatsD
6 2 (4.76%) Salt
7 1 (2.38%) Consul
7 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
7 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) VMware
2 4 (9.52%) SaltStack
3 3 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.76%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat