Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Amazon AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon AWS over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 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 Web Services (AWS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 75 79
Rank change year-on-year +39 +4 +5
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 67 32 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.21% 2.10% 0.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.10% 16.08% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 6
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21% +37.50%
10th Percentile £363 £342 £328
90th Percentile £675 £575 £838
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £17.75 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.75 -

Amazon AWS 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 Birmingham with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 278 199 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.46% 13.07% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 118 55
Birmingham median daily rate £401 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £194 £250 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £390
% change year-on-year +6.12% +2.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.00 £17.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.39% +42.00% -37.50%
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -10.77% -20.73% +2.50%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Amazon AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in Birmingham

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon AWS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in Birmingham

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 42 (62.69%) DevOps
2 41 (61.19%) Linux
3 38 (56.72%) Jenkins
3 38 (56.72%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (53.73%) Git (software)
5 33 (49.25%) Puppet
6 31 (46.27%) Docker
7 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (38.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 25 (37.31%) Ansible
9 25 (37.31%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (37.31%) Python
10 22 (32.84%) Subversion
10 22 (32.84%) Open Source
11 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
11 21 (31.34%) Web Services
11 21 (31.34%) Java
12 20 (29.85%) Windows
12 20 (29.85%) HTTP
12 20 (29.85%) Maven
13 19 (28.36%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (26.87%) logstash
15 17 (25.37%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (25.37%) Configuration Management
15 17 (25.37%) Terraform
16 16 (23.88%) Load Balancing
16 16 (23.88%) Scrum
16 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
16 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
16 16 (23.88%) Elasticsearch

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 16 (23.88%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (19.40%) Apache
2 13 (19.40%) Tomcat
3 8 (11.94%) Confluence
4 6 (8.96%) IIS
5 5 (7.46%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (7.46%) JBoss
5 5 (7.46%) nginx
6 1 (1.49%) CMS
6 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 26 (38.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (25.37%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (22.39%) Amazon ELB
4 12 (17.91%) Amazon S3
4 12 (17.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (17.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (11.94%) SaaS
6 7 (10.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (10.45%) PaaS
7 5 (7.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (7.46%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (7.46%) GitHub
7 5 (7.46%) Heroku
7 5 (7.46%) IaaS
7 5 (7.46%) OpenShift
7 5 (7.46%) Route 53
8 3 (4.48%) Akamai
9 2 (2.99%) Office 365
10 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.85%) HTTP
2 13 (19.40%) SSL
2 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
3 11 (16.42%) DNS
4 7 (10.45%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (10.45%) OpenVPN
4 7 (10.45%) SSH
5 5 (7.46%) VPN
6 3 (4.48%) BGP
6 3 (4.48%) BIG-IP
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.48%) MPLS
6 3 (4.48%) Network Security
6 3 (4.48%) OSPF
6 3 (4.48%) VLAN
6 3 (4.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (37.31%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (23.88%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (20.90%) MongoDB
4 12 (17.91%) MySQL
5 5 (7.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
5 5 (7.46%) RDBMS
5 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.48%) Big Data
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 38 (56.72%) Jenkins
2 36 (53.73%) Git (software)
3 22 (32.84%) Subversion
4 20 (29.85%) Maven
5 14 (20.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (19.40%) JUnit
7 12 (17.91%) Bitbucket
7 12 (17.91%) SonarQube
8 10 (14.93%) GitLab
9 8 (11.94%) JIRA
10 7 (10.45%) Ant
10 7 (10.45%) Liquibase
11 6 (8.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (8.96%) JMeter
11 6 (8.96%) Mockito
11 6 (8.96%) Selenium
11 6 (8.96%) TeamCity
12 5 (7.46%) DbUnit
12 5 (7.46%) jMock
13 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (7.46%) Billing
2 2 (2.99%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) Developer
3 10 (14.93%) WebOps Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Architect
5 8 (11.94%) Lead DevOps
6 7 (10.45%) DevOps Manager
6 7 (10.45%) Head of DevOps
6 7 (10.45%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Agile Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (4.48%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (4.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Cloud Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.34%) Web Services
2 14 (20.90%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (20.90%) REST
3 12 (17.91%) Middleware
4 11 (16.42%) Spring
5 10 (14.93%) SOAP
6 9 (13.43%) Spring Boot
7 8 (11.94%) .NET
7 8 (11.94%) Sensu
8 7 (10.45%) MCollective
9 6 (8.96%) HTML
9 6 (8.96%) HTML5
9 6 (8.96%) JSON
9 6 (8.96%) RESTful
10 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
10 5 (7.46%) CSS
10 5 (7.46%) CSS3
10 5 (7.46%) J2EE
10 5 (7.46%) Node.js
10 5 (7.46%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (7.46%) DataPower
2 5 (7.46%) PKI
3 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.99%) iPad
3 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) RIA
4 1 (1.49%) Smart City
4 1 (1.49%) Smart Energy
4 1 (1.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (61.19%) Linux
2 20 (29.85%) Windows
3 8 (11.94%) CentOS
4 5 (7.46%) Unix
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (62.69%) DevOps
2 38 (56.72%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (32.84%) Open Source
5 17 (25.37%) Configuration Management
6 16 (23.88%) Load Balancing
6 16 (23.88%) Scrum
6 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
7 15 (22.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (19.40%) Web Operations
9 8 (11.94%) Microservices
10 7 (10.45%) BDD
10 7 (10.45%) Coaching
10 7 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
10 7 (10.45%) Migration
10 7 (10.45%) Service Management
10 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.96%) ITIL
11 6 (8.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) Python
2 21 (31.34%) Java
3 14 (20.90%) Bash Shell
4 13 (19.40%) PHP
5 12 (17.91%) SQL
6 11 (16.42%) Ruby
7 8 (11.94%) Groovy
8 7 (10.45%) Perl
9 6 (8.96%) C#
9 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
10 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
11 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
11 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.49%) C
12 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) CCIE
3 3 (4.48%) CCNP
3 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.99%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) GCP
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (46.27%) Docker
2 14 (20.90%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (10.45%) Postfix
3 7 (10.45%) Squid
3 7 (10.45%) vCloud
4 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.46%) vSphere
5 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (49.25%) Puppet
2 25 (37.31%) Ansible
3 19 (28.36%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (26.87%) logstash
5 17 (25.37%) Terraform
6 14 (20.90%) Kibana
7 13 (19.40%) Kubernetes
8 12 (17.91%) Salt
9 8 (11.94%) Nagios
10 7 (10.45%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (10.45%) Rancher
10 7 (10.45%) Rsyslog
10 7 (10.45%) Sysdig
10 7 (10.45%) ZABBIX
11 6 (8.96%) collectd
11 6 (8.96%) StatsD
12 5 (7.46%) Graylog
12 5 (7.46%) Rundeck
12 5 (7.46%) Tivoli
13 3 (4.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Oracle
1 12 (17.91%) VMware
2 9 (13.43%) Rackspace
3 7 (10.45%) Sonatype
4 5 (7.46%) Apigee
4 5 (7.46%) CA
4 5 (7.46%) IBM
4 5 (7.46%) Micro Focus
4 5 (7.46%) MuleSoft
4 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
4 5 (7.46%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (7.46%) SaltStack
4 5 (7.46%) Serena
4 5 (7.46%) Splunk
4 5 (7.46%) Teradata
5 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco
6 3 (4.48%) HP
6 3 (4.48%) Juniper