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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Amazon AWS over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Rank 78 52 87
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +35
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 90 120 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.24% 3.09% 1.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.14% 53.33% 62.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 70 28
Average daily rate £478 £488 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +51.89%
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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
249 225 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.18% 5.80% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 138 40
Average daily rate £450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £31.17 £18.75 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.21% -6.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.23 £12.20 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £22.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +69.49%

Amazon AWS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 40 £463 -5.12% 28
Cheshire -40 30 £500 -15.25% 4
Lancashire -2 11 £440 +46.66% 2
Merseyside -11 4 £550 +46.66% 1
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Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Amazon AWS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Amazon AWS.

1 96 (64.43%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (49.66%) Java
2 74 (49.66%) Linux
3 60 (40.27%) Web Services
4 53 (35.57%) SQL
5 42 (28.19%) Scrum
6 35 (23.49%) Python
7 33 (22.15%) TDD
7 33 (22.15%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 32 (21.48%) NoSQL
9 31 (20.81%) JSON
10 30 (20.13%) HTTP
10 30 (20.13%) XML
11 29 (19.46%) Puppet
11 29 (19.46%) REST
12 28 (18.79%) Opscode Chef
12 28 (18.79%) Amazon S3
12 28 (18.79%) Scala
13 27 (18.12%) Oracle
14 25 (16.78%) DevOps
15 24 (16.11%) RESTful
16 23 (15.44%) High Availability
17 22 (14.77%) IaaS
18 20 (13.42%) JavaScript
19 19 (12.75%) Bash Shell
20 18 (12.08%) Node.js
20 18 (12.08%) Docker
20 18 (12.08%) Windows
20 18 (12.08%) MySQL

Amazon AWS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Amazon AWS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Amazon AWS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (12.08%) Node.js
2 9 (6.04%) Apache
3 7 (4.70%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.03%) nginx
5 5 (3.36%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.01%) IIS
8 2 (1.34%) Confluence
8 2 (1.34%) Jetty
8 2 (1.34%) SAS
8 2 (1.34%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.67%) CMS
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.01%) MS Office
3 2 (1.34%) SPSS
4 1 (0.67%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.70%) SAP MDM
2 3 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.01%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (18.79%) Amazon S3
3 22 (14.77%) IaaS
4 14 (9.40%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (9.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 12 (8.05%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (7.38%) Amazon Kinesis
7 7 (4.70%) Veeva
8 6 (4.03%) SoftLayer
9 5 (3.36%) PaaS
9 5 (3.36%) Route 53
10 3 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (2.01%) Amazon Glacier
10 3 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (2.01%) SaaS
11 2 (1.34%) Google App Engine
11 2 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.13%) HTTP
2 11 (7.38%) Internet
3 8 (5.37%) DNS
4 7 (4.70%) Firewall
4 7 (4.70%) SSL
5 5 (3.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.68%) DHCP
7 3 (2.01%) LAN
7 3 (2.01%) WAN
8 2 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.34%) FTP
8 2 (1.34%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.34%) IPsec
8 2 (1.34%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.34%) VLAN
9 1 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.48%) NoSQL
2 18 (12.08%) MySQL
3 14 (9.40%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (8.72%) Big Data
4 13 (8.72%) Star Schema
5 12 (8.05%) MongoDB
6 11 (7.38%) Amazon Redshift
6 11 (7.38%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (6.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (4.70%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (3.36%) SQL Server
10 3 (2.01%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.34%) Redis
11 2 (1.34%) Snowflake Schema
12 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.67%) DataStax
12 1 (0.67%) HBase
12 1 (0.67%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
1 15 (10.07%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.38%) ERwin
2 11 (7.38%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (5.37%) JIRA
3 8 (5.37%) JUnit
4 6 (4.03%) Subversion
5 4 (2.68%) Travis CI
5 4 (2.68%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.34%) GitLab
6 2 (1.34%) Hudson
6 2 (1.34%) Maven
6 2 (1.34%) MSI
6 2 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.67%) Ant
7 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.67%) NuGet
7 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.67%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (11.41%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (3.36%) Retail
3 3 (2.01%) Marketing
4 2 (1.34%) Games
4 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (34.23%) Developer
2 31 (20.81%) Architect
3 20 (13.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (12.08%) Scala Developer
5 13 (8.72%) Java Developer
5 13 (8.72%) Technical Architect
6 11 (7.38%) AWS Engineer
6 11 (7.38%) Consultant
6 11 (7.38%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Java Scala Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Software Developer
8 9 (6.04%) ETL Developer
8 9 (6.04%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Senior ETL Developer
9 8 (5.37%) Analyst
9 8 (5.37%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) Ethical Hacker
10 6 (4.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 5 (3.36%) Digital Technical Architect
11 5 (3.36%) E-Commerce Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (40.27%) Web Services
2 31 (20.81%) JSON
3 30 (20.13%) XML
4 29 (19.46%) REST
5 24 (16.11%) RESTful
6 12 (8.05%) AngularJS
7 11 (7.38%) .NET
8 8 (5.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (4.70%) XSLT
10 6 (4.03%) J2EE
11 4 (2.68%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.68%) HTML
12 2 (1.34%) CSS
12 2 (1.34%) D3.js
12 2 (1.34%) hapi
12 2 (1.34%) HTML5
12 2 (1.34%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (1.34%) Servlets
13 1 (0.67%) Lucene
13 1 (0.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.38%) Data Integration
3 9 (6.04%) Public Cloud
3 9 (6.04%) Social Media
4 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.70%) Visualisation
5 6 (4.03%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.68%) User Experience
7 3 (2.01%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.01%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.01%) Replication
7 3 (2.01%) Telematics
7 3 (2.01%) Wiki
8 2 (1.34%) CESG
8 2 (1.34%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.34%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.34%) MHEG
8 2 (1.34%) New Media
8 2 (1.34%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 74 (49.66%) Linux
2 18 (12.08%) Windows
3 16 (10.74%) Unix
4 6 (4.03%) CentOS
5 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.01%) Android
6 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.01%) Debian
6 3 (2.01%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.67%) AIX
8 1 (0.67%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (64.43%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (28.19%) Scrum
3 33 (22.15%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (22.15%) TDD
4 25 (16.78%) DevOps
5 23 (15.44%) High Availability
6 16 (10.74%) BDD
6 16 (10.74%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (8.72%) Automated Testing
7 13 (8.72%) Data Modelling
7 13 (8.72%) E-Commerce
7 13 (8.72%) ETL
7 13 (8.72%) Open Source
8 12 (8.05%) OWASP
8 12 (8.05%) UML
9 11 (7.38%) Mentoring
9 11 (7.38%) SOA
9 11 (7.38%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.04%) Ethical Hacking
11 8 (5.37%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 74 (49.66%) Java
2 53 (35.57%) SQL
3 35 (23.49%) Python
4 28 (18.79%) Scala
5 20 (13.42%) JavaScript
6 19 (12.75%) Bash Shell
7 12 (8.05%) Ruby
8 10 (6.71%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.36%) R
10 4 (2.68%) Perl
10 4 (2.68%) PHP
11 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.34%) C
13 1 (0.67%) Go
13 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.68%) CISSP
3 3 (2.01%) CCNA
3 3 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.01%) MCSE
3 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.34%) MCSA
5 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.67%) Degree
5 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.04%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (12.08%) Docker
2 9 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.34%) HDFS
4 2 (1.34%) NFS
4 2 (1.34%) vCloud
4 2 (1.34%) vSphere
4 2 (1.34%) Xen
5 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (19.46%) Puppet
2 28 (18.79%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (7.38%) Ansible
4 8 (5.37%) StatsD
5 2 (1.34%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.34%) logstash
5 2 (1.34%) Nagios
5 2 (1.34%) yum
5 2 (1.34%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.67%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.67%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.67%) Mesos
6 1 (0.67%) Packer
6 1 (0.67%) SCCM
6 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (18.12%) Oracle
2 16 (10.74%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.05%) VMware
4 11 (7.38%) Talend
5 10 (6.71%) Citrix
5 10 (6.71%) Teradata
6 8 (5.37%) Apigee
6 8 (5.37%) Mashery
6 8 (5.37%) SaltStack
7 7 (4.70%) Concur
7 7 (4.70%) Infor
7 7 (4.70%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (4.70%) SAP
8 5 (3.36%) Tableau
9 4 (2.68%) ATG
9 4 (2.68%) IBM
10 3 (2.01%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.01%) Google
10 3 (2.01%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.01%) Splunk
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