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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
England / North West
Rank 28 97 116
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +19
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 142 61 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.46% 1.61% 0.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.41% 26.52% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 43 16
Median daily rate £430 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -
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
306 230 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.76% 6.06% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 149 72
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +13.88%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +46 92 £430 +1.17% 42
Cheshire +45 28 £444 +4.41% 11
Merseyside +10 8 £500 - 5
Lancashire -1 1 - - 2
Amazon AWS
England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 116 (42.65%) Linux
2 115 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (36.76%) Jenkins
4 94 (34.56%) Puppet
5 90 (33.09%) DevOps
6 76 (27.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 65 (23.90%) Web Services
8 63 (23.16%) Python
8 63 (23.16%) Opscode Chef
9 62 (22.79%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (20.22%) Ruby
11 54 (19.85%) Git (software)
12 51 (18.75%) Java
13 46 (16.91%) Windows
14 40 (14.71%) TDD
14 40 (14.71%) Scrum
15 39 (14.34%) Ansible
16 37 (13.60%) Red Hat
17 36 (13.24%) VMware
17 36 (13.24%) JSON
18 34 (12.50%) SQL
18 34 (12.50%) Bash Shell
19 32 (11.76%) BDD
19 32 (11.76%) HTML
20 31 (11.40%) Configuration Management
20 31 (11.40%) Amazon EC2
20 31 (11.40%) Docker
21 30 (11.03%) Microsoft
21 30 (11.03%) JavaScript
22 29 (10.66%) 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 21 (7.72%) OpenStack
2 12 (4.41%) Apache Spark
3 9 (3.31%) CloudStack
3 9 (3.31%) nginx
3 9 (3.31%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.57%) Confluence
5 5 (1.84%) Apache
5 5 (1.84%) Drupal
5 5 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.47%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.47%) JBoss
6 4 (1.47%) SAS
6 4 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.10%) CMS
7 3 (1.10%) IIS
7 3 (1.10%) Jetty
7 3 (1.10%) Liferay
7 3 (1.10%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.74%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.74%) MS Office
2 2 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 76 (27.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (11.40%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (8.82%) Amazon S3
4 18 (6.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (4.78%) GitHub
6 12 (4.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (4.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (3.68%) Amazon EMR
9 9 (3.31%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (3.31%) Amazon Kinesis
10 8 (2.94%) AWS CloudTrail
11 7 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (2.21%) Office 365
13 5 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (1.84%) Google Analytics
13 5 (1.84%) Heroku
14 4 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (1.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.29%) Firewall
2 21 (7.72%) TCP/IP
3 17 (6.25%) SSL
4 15 (5.51%) DNS
5 14 (5.15%) HTTP
5 14 (5.15%) HTTPS
6 11 (4.04%) DHCP
7 9 (3.31%) Network Security
7 9 (3.31%) WebEx
8 8 (2.94%) VPN
9 6 (2.21%) VLAN
10 3 (1.10%) FTP
10 3 (1.10%) IPsec
10 3 (1.10%) LAN
10 3 (1.10%) VoIP
10 3 (1.10%) WAN
11 2 (0.74%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.37%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.66%) NoSQL
2 28 (10.29%) Big Data
3 24 (8.82%) Amazon Redshift
4 23 (8.46%) Hadoop
5 18 (6.62%) MongoDB
6 15 (5.51%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (4.04%) MySQL
7 11 (4.04%) SQL Server
8 9 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (3.31%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.94%) Amazon QuickSight
10 7 (2.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (2.57%) Data Mart
10 7 (2.57%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (2.57%) Redis
10 7 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (2.57%) Star Schema
11 6 (2.21%) OLAP
11 6 (2.21%) Oracle OLAP
11 6 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 100 (36.76%) Jenkins
2 54 (19.85%) Git (software)
3 24 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 12 (4.41%) JIRA
4 12 (4.41%) Subversion
5 11 (4.04%) Talend Open Studio
6 10 (3.68%) JUnit
6 10 (3.68%) Travis CI
7 9 (3.31%) GitLab
7 9 (3.31%) GoCD
8 8 (2.94%) Vagrant
9 7 (2.57%) MSI
10 6 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.21%) Maven
10 6 (2.21%) PhantomJS
11 5 (1.84%) ERwin
11 5 (1.84%) JMeter
12 4 (1.47%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.47%) Hudson
13 3 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 25 (9.19%) Finance
2 7 (2.57%) Banking
2 7 (2.57%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.21%) Electronics
3 6 (2.21%) Financial Institution
3 6 (2.21%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.21%) Marketing
4 4 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.10%) Billing
5 3 (1.10%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Advertising
6 1 (0.37%) Law
6 1 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (23.53%) Developer
2 57 (20.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 38 (13.97%) Consultant
4 32 (11.76%) Architect
5 21 (7.72%) AWS Engineer
6 19 (6.99%) Security Consultant
7 17 (6.25%) AWS Developer
8 16 (5.88%) Data Engineer
9 15 (5.51%) Big Data Engineer
10 14 (5.15%) IT Consultant
10 14 (5.15%) IT Security Consultant
11 12 (4.41%) AWS DevOps
11 12 (4.41%) Software Engineer
11 12 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (4.04%) PHP Developer
13 10 (3.68%) AWS Consultant
13 10 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.68%) Java Developer
14 9 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (23.90%) Web Services
2 36 (13.24%) JSON
3 32 (11.76%) HTML
4 25 (9.19%) CSS
5 24 (8.82%) Node.js
6 21 (7.72%) REST
7 19 (6.99%) Sass
8 15 (5.51%) .NET
8 15 (5.51%) Ajax
9 14 (5.15%) RESTful
10 12 (4.41%) XML
11 9 (3.31%) ELK Stack
12 8 (2.94%) XSLT
13 7 (2.57%) ASP.NET
13 7 (2.57%) J2EE
14 6 (2.21%) AngularJS
14 6 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (2.21%) WPF
14 6 (2.21%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.57%) Wiki
5 6 (2.21%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.47%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.47%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.10%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.10%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.74%) Replication
8 2 (0.74%) User Experience
8 2 (0.74%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.37%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.37%) Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.37%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 116 (42.65%) Linux
2 46 (16.91%) Windows
3 28 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (8.82%) CentOS
5 23 (8.46%) Unix
6 9 (3.31%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.94%) Fedora
7 8 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.47%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.47%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.10%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.74%) Android
10 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (33.09%) DevOps
3 62 (22.79%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (14.71%) Scrum
4 40 (14.71%) TDD
5 32 (11.76%) BDD
6 31 (11.40%) Configuration Management
7 27 (9.93%) Open Source
8 25 (9.19%) Analytics
9 23 (8.46%) Web Development
10 22 (8.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 21 (7.72%) Information Security
12 20 (7.35%) ETL
12 20 (7.35%) High Availability
13 17 (6.25%) Migration
13 17 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (6.25%) Software Engineering
14 16 (5.88%) E-Commerce
14 16 (5.88%) Security Architecture
15 15 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 63 (23.16%) Python
2 55 (20.22%) Ruby
3 51 (18.75%) Java
4 34 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 34 (12.50%) SQL
5 30 (11.03%) JavaScript
6 19 (6.99%) PowerShell
6 19 (6.99%) Scala
7 18 (6.62%) PHP
8 17 (6.25%) Shell Script
9 15 (5.51%) Perl
10 9 (3.31%) C#
11 6 (2.21%) C
12 3 (1.10%) Korn
12 3 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.74%) Go
13 2 (0.74%) Groovy
13 2 (0.74%) R
14 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.51%) CISSP
3 13 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.31%) CISMP
5 6 (2.21%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.74%) Degree
7 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) CCIE
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MCP
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PMP
7 1 (0.37%) SANS
7 1 (0.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.68%) QA
3 9 (3.31%) COBIT
3 9 (3.31%) ISO27002
4 4 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (11.40%) Docker
2 23 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.78%) Active Directory
3 13 (4.78%) XenApp
4 9 (3.31%) vSphere
4 9 (3.31%) Xen
5 8 (2.94%) ProxySG
6 7 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.57%) XenServer
7 4 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.47%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.74%) vCloud
9 1 (0.37%) HDFS
9 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 94 (34.56%) Puppet
2 63 (23.16%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (14.34%) Ansible
4 13 (4.78%) Kibana
5 10 (3.68%) Terraform
6 9 (3.31%) Nagios
7 8 (2.94%) Kubernetes
8 7 (2.57%) Cobbler
8 7 (2.57%) Ganglia
8 7 (2.57%) Graphite
8 7 (2.57%) Riemann
8 7 (2.57%) yum
9 6 (2.21%) logstash
9 6 (2.21%) Salt
10 4 (1.47%) Packer
11 3 (1.10%) SCCM
11 3 (1.10%) SCOM
11 3 (1.10%) SCSM
12 2 (0.74%) Icinga
12 2 (0.74%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (13.60%) Red Hat
2 36 (13.24%) VMware
3 30 (11.03%) Microsoft
4 20 (7.35%) Google
5 18 (6.62%) Cisco
6 16 (5.88%) Oracle
7 15 (5.51%) Citrix
8 11 (4.04%) Atlassian
8 11 (4.04%) Splunk
8 11 (4.04%) Talend
9 10 (3.68%) SAP
10 8 (2.94%) Blue Coat
10 8 (2.94%) MapR
10 8 (2.94%) RightScale
11 6 (2.21%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.84%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.84%) NetApp
12 5 (1.84%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.84%) Twitter
13 4 (1.47%) IBM
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