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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Rank 75 50 86
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +36
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 89 121 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.25% 3.25% 1.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.36% 57.35% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 76 23
Median daily rate £450 £481 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +24.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -1.63%
Amazon AWS
England

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
232 211 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.87% 5.66% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 128 38
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -90.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +92.30%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 34 £463 +15.62% 31
Cheshire -42 27 £488 -12.55% 2
Merseyside +5 16 £413 +37.50% 1
Lancashire +3 10 £433 +44.16% 3
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England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 97 (58.43%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (50.00%) Linux
3 75 (45.18%) Java
4 67 (40.36%) Web Services
5 54 (32.53%) SQL
6 42 (25.30%) Python
6 42 (25.30%) Scrum
7 40 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
8 35 (21.08%) Puppet
9 34 (20.48%) TDD
10 33 (19.88%) Oracle
10 33 (19.88%) Scala
10 33 (19.88%) Opscode Chef
11 32 (19.28%) NoSQL
12 31 (18.67%) XML
12 31 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (18.07%) HTTP
14 29 (17.47%) JSON
14 29 (17.47%) REST
15 28 (16.87%) Amazon S3
16 27 (16.27%) Windows
16 27 (16.27%) JavaScript
17 25 (15.06%) High Availability
18 24 (14.46%) RESTful
19 23 (13.86%) DevOps
20 22 (13.25%) IaaS
20 22 (13.25%) Ruby
21 20 (12.05%) Unix
21 20 (12.05%) Jenkins
21 20 (12.05%) Bash Shell

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 18 (10.84%) Node.js
2 9 (5.42%) Apache
2 9 (5.42%) OpenStack
2 9 (5.42%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.22%) nginx
3 7 (4.22%) SAS
4 5 (3.01%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.01%) Confluence
4 5 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.01%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.41%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.81%) IIS
6 3 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.20%) Jetty
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.60%) CMS
8 1 (0.60%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.41%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) SPSS
4 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) SAP MDM
2 3 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.81%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 40 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (16.87%) Amazon S3
3 22 (13.25%) IaaS
4 14 (8.43%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (8.43%) Amazon Kinesis
4 14 (8.43%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (6.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 9 (5.42%) PaaS
7 7 (4.22%) SoftLayer
7 7 (4.22%) Veeva
8 5 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (3.01%) GitHub
8 5 (3.01%) Route 53
8 5 (3.01%) SaaS
9 4 (2.41%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (2.41%) Google App Engine
9 4 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.81%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.07%) HTTP
2 11 (6.63%) DNS
2 11 (6.63%) Internet
3 9 (5.42%) Firewall
4 7 (4.22%) SSL
5 6 (3.61%) DHCP
5 6 (3.61%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.41%) LAN
6 4 (2.41%) WAN
7 3 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.81%) IPsec
7 3 (1.81%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.81%) OpenVPN
7 3 (1.81%) VLAN
8 2 (1.20%) FTP
8 2 (1.20%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.20%) SAN
9 1 (0.60%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.28%) NoSQL
2 17 (10.24%) MySQL
2 17 (10.24%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (8.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (7.83%) Hadoop
4 13 (7.83%) Star Schema
5 12 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (7.23%) MongoDB
6 11 (6.63%) Amazon Redshift
7 9 (5.42%) Big Data
8 6 (3.61%) Apache Hive
8 6 (3.61%) SQL Server
9 5 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (3.01%) DataStax
10 4 (2.41%) Data Mining
10 4 (2.41%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.81%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 2 (1.20%) Redis
12 2 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
13 1 (0.60%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 20 (12.05%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.84%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.23%) JIRA
4 11 (6.63%) ERwin
4 11 (6.63%) Talend Open Studio
5 8 (4.82%) JUnit
5 8 (4.82%) Vagrant
6 6 (3.61%) Subversion
6 6 (3.61%) Travis CI
7 5 (3.01%) GitLab
8 4 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.81%) Ant
9 3 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.81%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.20%) Hudson
10 2 (1.20%) Maven
10 2 (1.20%) MSI
10 2 (1.20%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.60%) NuGet
11 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (11.45%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Retail
3 5 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.81%) Marketing
4 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (31.93%) Developer
2 33 (19.88%) Architect
3 19 (11.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (10.84%) Scala Developer
5 17 (10.24%) Technical Architect
6 13 (7.83%) Java Developer
7 12 (7.23%) Consultant
8 11 (6.63%) Senior Developer
9 10 (6.02%) Java Scala Developer
9 10 (6.02%) Software Developer
10 9 (5.42%) Analyst
10 9 (5.42%) ETL Developer
10 9 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (5.42%) Senior ETL Developer
11 8 (4.82%) AWS Engineer
11 8 (4.82%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.61%) Ethical Hacker
12 6 (3.61%) Security Consultant
13 5 (3.01%) Node.js Developer
13 5 (3.01%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (40.36%) Web Services
2 31 (18.67%) XML
3 29 (17.47%) JSON
3 29 (17.47%) REST
4 24 (14.46%) RESTful
5 12 (7.23%) AngularJS
6 11 (6.63%) .NET
7 8 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (4.22%) XSLT
9 4 (2.41%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.41%) HTML
10 3 (1.81%) J2EE
11 2 (1.20%) CSS
11 2 (1.20%) D3.js
11 2 (1.20%) hapi
11 2 (1.20%) HTML5
11 2 (1.20%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (1.20%) MCollective
11 2 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.63%) Data Integration
2 10 (6.02%) Public Cloud
3 9 (5.42%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.42%) Social Media
4 7 (4.22%) Visualisation
5 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.41%) CESG
6 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.41%) User Experience
7 3 (1.81%) Clustering
7 3 (1.81%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.81%) Wiki
8 2 (1.20%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.20%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.20%) IPTV
8 2 (1.20%) MHEG
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.20%) New Media
8 2 (1.20%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 83 (50.00%) Linux
2 27 (16.27%) Windows
3 20 (12.05%) Unix
4 12 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.82%) CentOS
6 7 (4.22%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.41%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.60%) AIX
10 1 (0.60%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.60%) Debian
10 1 (0.60%) Fedora
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (58.43%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.30%) Scrum
3 34 (20.48%) TDD
4 31 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (15.06%) High Availability
6 23 (13.86%) DevOps
7 18 (10.84%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (9.64%) BDD
9 15 (9.04%) E-Commerce
10 14 (8.43%) Data Modelling
10 14 (8.43%) UML
11 13 (7.83%) Automated Testing
11 13 (7.83%) ETL
11 13 (7.83%) Open Source
11 13 (7.83%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.23%) OWASP
13 11 (6.63%) Mentoring
13 11 (6.63%) SOA
14 10 (6.02%) Configuration Management
15 9 (5.42%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 75 (45.18%) Java
2 54 (32.53%) SQL
3 42 (25.30%) Python
4 33 (19.88%) Scala
5 27 (16.27%) JavaScript
6 22 (13.25%) Ruby
7 20 (12.05%) Bash Shell
8 17 (10.24%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.22%) Perl
10 5 (3.01%) PHP
10 5 (3.01%) R
11 4 (2.41%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.81%) C
13 2 (1.20%) Go
13 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.60%) Jython
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.01%) CISSP
3 4 (2.41%) CCNA
3 4 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.41%) MCSE
3 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (1.81%) Degree
4 3 (1.81%) MCSA
5 2 (1.20%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.20%) CISM
6 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.02%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (10.24%) Docker
2 14 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.23%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.42%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.01%) vSphere
6 3 (1.81%) HDFS
6 3 (1.81%) NFS
6 3 (1.81%) Xen
7 2 (1.20%) Squid
7 2 (1.20%) vCloud
8 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.60%) Firmware
8 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (21.08%) Puppet
2 33 (19.88%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (8.43%) Ansible
4 8 (4.82%) StatsD
5 5 (3.01%) Nagios
6 3 (1.81%) Cobbler
6 3 (1.81%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.81%) Nessus
6 3 (1.81%) Oozie
6 3 (1.81%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.20%) logstash
7 2 (1.20%) SCCM
7 2 (1.20%) yum
7 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.60%) Mesos
8 1 (0.60%) Salt
8 1 (0.60%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (19.88%) Oracle
2 19 (11.45%) VMware
3 14 (8.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.63%) Citrix
4 11 (6.63%) Talend
4 11 (6.63%) Teradata
5 10 (6.02%) SaltStack
6 8 (4.82%) Apigee
6 8 (4.82%) Mashery
7 7 (4.22%) Concur
7 7 (4.22%) Hortonworks
7 7 (4.22%) Infor
7 7 (4.22%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (4.22%) SAP
8 5 (3.01%) Atlassian
8 5 (3.01%) Google
8 5 (3.01%) IBM
8 5 (3.01%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.01%) Tableau
9 4 (2.41%) ATG
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