The table below looks at the statistics for Amazon AWS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon AWS over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
England / North West
Rank 30 87 105
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +18
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 149 71 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.67% 1.91% 1.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.67% 31.56% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 50 19
Median daily rate £438 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £646 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £429 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.78% +7.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
300 225 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.42% 6.04% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 153 84
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 13
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -8.25%

Amazon AWS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Amazon AWS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Amazon AWS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Amazon AWS across the North West region.

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Amazon AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Amazon AWS across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Amazon AWS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +32 83 £430 -4.44% 48
Cheshire +51 40 £438 -20.45% 4
Merseyside +7 11 £484 -
Amazon AWS
England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS 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 North West region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 111 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (41.15%) Linux
3 89 (34.23%) Puppet
3 89 (34.23%) DevOps
4 86 (33.08%) Jenkins
5 76 (29.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 63 (24.23%) Web Services
6 63 (24.23%) Java
7 60 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
8 57 (21.92%) Python
9 56 (21.54%) Git (software)
10 52 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (18.08%) Ruby
12 46 (17.69%) Ansible
13 45 (17.31%) Windows
14 41 (15.77%) Scrum
15 38 (14.62%) Configuration Management
16 37 (14.23%) SQL
16 37 (14.23%) VMware
16 37 (14.23%) TDD
16 37 (14.23%) Amazon EC2
17 36 (13.85%) Docker
18 35 (13.46%) Big Data
18 35 (13.46%) Open Source
19 34 (13.08%) Finance
20 32 (12.31%) Red Hat
21 31 (11.92%) Microsoft
22 29 (11.15%) Unix
22 29 (11.15%) Firewall
23 28 (10.77%) NoSQL

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 20 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 13 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 13 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.62%) nginx
4 9 (3.46%) CloudStack
5 8 (3.08%) Apache
5 8 (3.08%) Confluence
5 8 (3.08%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.69%) IIS
6 7 (2.69%) Jetty
6 7 (2.69%) Mongrel
7 6 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.92%) Apache Pig
9 4 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (1.54%) Drupal
9 4 (1.54%) SAS
10 3 (1.15%) CMS
10 3 (1.15%) JBoss
10 3 (1.15%) Liferay
11 2 (0.77%) Mule
Applications
1 15 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.77%) MS Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 76 (29.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (14.23%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (9.23%) Amazon S3
4 21 (8.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (6.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (5.00%) GitHub
6 13 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
8 10 (3.85%) Amazon Kinesis
9 8 (3.08%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (2.69%) Google App Engine
11 6 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (2.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 6 (2.31%) Office 365
12 5 (1.92%) Google Analytics
12 5 (1.92%) Heroku
13 4 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.15%) Firewall
2 27 (10.38%) TCP/IP
3 20 (7.69%) SSL
4 18 (6.92%) HTTP
5 16 (6.15%) DNS
6 12 (4.62%) DHCP
7 11 (4.23%) HTTPS
8 10 (3.85%) VPN
9 9 (3.46%) WebEx
10 7 (2.69%) FTP
10 7 (2.69%) IPsec
11 6 (2.31%) VLAN
12 5 (1.92%) Network Security
12 5 (1.92%) VoIP
13 3 (1.15%) LAN
13 3 (1.15%) WAN
14 2 (0.77%) Bluetooth
14 2 (0.77%) NFC
14 2 (0.77%) SMTP
14 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.46%) Big Data
2 28 (10.77%) NoSQL
3 27 (10.38%) Hadoop
4 25 (9.62%) Amazon Redshift
5 16 (6.15%) MongoDB
6 15 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (5.00%) SQL Server
8 11 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (3.85%) Relational Database
10 8 (3.08%) Amazon QuickSight
10 8 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (3.08%) MySQL
11 7 (2.69%) Apache Hive
11 7 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.69%) Redis
12 6 (2.31%) Data Mart
12 6 (2.31%) GIS
12 6 (2.31%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (2.31%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 86 (33.08%) Jenkins
2 56 (21.54%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.15%) Cucumber
4 15 (5.77%) Travis CI
5 14 (5.38%) Subversion
6 12 (4.62%) JIRA
6 12 (4.62%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (3.85%) GoCD
7 10 (3.85%) JUnit
8 9 (3.46%) Maven
9 8 (3.08%) Vagrant
10 7 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.69%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.69%) GitLab
10 7 (2.69%) JMeter
10 7 (2.69%) Selenium
11 4 (1.54%) ERwin
11 4 (1.54%) Gradle
11 4 (1.54%) PhantomJS
11 4 (1.54%) SonarQube
General
1 34 (13.08%) Finance
2 11 (4.23%) Banking
3 7 (2.69%) Electronics
3 7 (2.69%) Financial Institution
3 7 (2.69%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.69%) Marketing
3 7 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.15%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (23.46%) Developer
2 54 (20.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (13.85%) Architect
4 32 (12.31%) Consultant
5 21 (8.08%) AWS Engineer
6 18 (6.92%) Data Engineer
6 18 (6.92%) Security Consultant
7 15 (5.77%) Big Data Engineer
8 14 (5.38%) Java Developer
9 13 (5.00%) AWS Developer
10 12 (4.62%) IT Consultant
10 12 (4.62%) IT Security Consultant
11 11 (4.23%) AWS Consultant
11 11 (4.23%) AWS DevOps
11 11 (4.23%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.46%) Cloud Engineer
14 8 (3.08%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (24.23%) Web Services
2 26 (10.00%) JSON
3 25 (9.62%) REST
4 24 (9.23%) HTML
5 20 (7.69%) .NET
6 19 (7.31%) CSS
7 17 (6.54%) RESTful
8 16 (6.15%) J2EE
9 15 (5.77%) Node.js
10 12 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (4.62%) XML
11 11 (4.23%) Sass
12 8 (3.08%) ASP.NET
12 8 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (3.08%) Servlets
12 8 (3.08%) XSLT
13 7 (2.69%) Ajax
13 7 (2.69%) Spring
14 6 (2.31%) WPF
14 6 (2.31%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.23%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.46%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.54%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.54%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.15%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.15%) Wiki
8 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.77%) PKI
8 2 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.38%) Blog
9 1 (0.38%) Clustering
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.38%) FMCG
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.38%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 107 (41.15%) Linux
2 45 (17.31%) Windows
3 29 (11.15%) Unix
4 28 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (8.46%) CentOS
6 9 (3.46%) Fedora
7 8 (3.08%) Windows Server
7 8 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.54%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.15%) Android
9 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.38%) AIX
10 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (34.23%) DevOps
3 52 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (15.77%) Scrum
5 38 (14.62%) Configuration Management
6 37 (14.23%) TDD
7 35 (13.46%) Open Source
8 27 (10.38%) BDD
9 26 (10.00%) Analytics
10 22 (8.46%) High Availability
10 22 (8.46%) Information Security
11 20 (7.69%) ETL
12 17 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (6.54%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (6.15%) Migration
13 16 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (5.77%) Automated Testing
15 14 (5.38%) E-Commerce
15 14 (5.38%) Microservices
15 14 (5.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 63 (24.23%) Java
2 57 (21.92%) Python
3 47 (18.08%) Ruby
4 37 (14.23%) SQL
5 28 (10.77%) Bash Shell
6 25 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 22 (8.46%) Scala
8 15 (5.77%) PHP
8 15 (5.77%) Shell Script
9 13 (5.00%) Perl
9 13 (5.00%) PowerShell
10 12 (4.62%) C#
11 7 (2.69%) C
12 3 (1.15%) Korn
13 2 (0.77%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.77%) Go
13 2 (0.77%) Groovy
13 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.77%) R
13 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.00%) CISSP
4 9 (3.46%) CISMP
5 6 (2.31%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.15%) SANS
6 3 (1.15%) SSCP
7 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.77%) Degree
8 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) MCP
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.46%) COBIT
2 9 (3.46%) ISO27002
3 5 (1.92%) QA
4 3 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.15%) SLA
5 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (13.85%) Docker
2 23 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.00%) Xen
4 12 (4.62%) XenApp
5 9 (3.46%) vSphere
6 8 (3.08%) ProxySG
7 7 (2.69%) XenServer
8 6 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.54%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.38%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.38%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 89 (34.23%) Puppet
2 60 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (17.69%) Ansible
4 14 (5.38%) Kibana
4 14 (5.38%) Terraform
5 11 (4.23%) Nagios
6 10 (3.85%) Kubernetes
7 9 (3.46%) Graphite
8 8 (3.08%) Ganglia
8 8 (3.08%) Riemann
9 7 (2.69%) Cobbler
10 6 (2.31%) logstash
11 5 (1.92%) Salt
12 4 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.54%) Packer
13 3 (1.15%) QRadar
13 3 (1.15%) SCCM
13 3 (1.15%) SCOM
13 3 (1.15%) SCSM
13 3 (1.15%) yum
Vendors
1 37 (14.23%) VMware
2 32 (12.31%) Red Hat
3 31 (11.92%) Microsoft
4 26 (10.00%) Google
5 19 (7.31%) Cisco
6 16 (6.15%) Oracle
7 13 (5.00%) Citrix
8 12 (4.62%) Talend
9 11 (4.23%) SAP
10 9 (3.46%) Splunk
11 8 (3.08%) Atlassian
11 8 (3.08%) Blue Coat
11 8 (3.08%) IBM
11 8 (3.08%) MapR
12 5 (1.92%) Apple
12 5 (1.92%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.92%) NetApp
12 5 (1.92%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.92%) Twitter
13 4 (1.54%) Rackspace
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