Period
to 15 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 15 September 2019 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 9 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +18 +5
Contract jobs citing AWS 1,034 1,073 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.04% 11.83% 6.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.37% 43.21% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 871 457
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £423 £425 £391
90th Percentile £688 £688 £625
London median daily rate £563 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 £32.00 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +30.69% -
10th Percentile £26.70 £31.00 £23.11
90th Percentile £97.10 £34.60 £25.86
London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +22.35% +6.25% -

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 Central London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,695 2,483 1,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 33.98% 27.37% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,138 1,974 1,089
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £345 £325 £306
90th Percentile £667 £675 £636
London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 24
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -26.92%
10th Percentile £17.73 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £51.40 £33.00 £29.77
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £21.40
% change year-on-year -2.27% +2.80% -11.75%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in Central London over the 6 months to 15 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in Central London over the 6 months to 15 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the Central London region over the 6 months to 15 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 750 £550 - 286
Southwark -3 61 £525 -
City of Westminster -3 35 £600 -
West End of London -6 25 £550 -8.33% 1
Kensington and Chelsea - 3 £550 -
AWS
London

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for AWS.

1 446 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (38.20%) DevOps
3 384 (37.14%) Azure
4 361 (34.91%) Python
5 354 (34.24%) Docker
6 285 (27.56%) Microservices
6 285 (27.56%) Kubernetes
7 273 (26.40%) Java
8 255 (24.66%) Finance
9 239 (23.11%) GCP
10 225 (21.76%) Linux
11 204 (19.73%) TDD
12 187 (18.09%) SQL
13 183 (17.70%) Google
14 171 (16.54%) Terraform
15 170 (16.44%) JavaScript
16 160 (15.47%) Node.js
17 155 (14.99%) Jenkins
18 142 (13.73%) Scrum
19 134 (12.96%) Serverless
20 132 (12.77%) Big Data
21 128 (12.38%) Ansible
22 127 (12.28%) Apache Spark
22 127 (12.28%) Kafka
22 127 (12.28%) Git (software)
23 124 (11.99%) AWS Lambda
24 116 (11.22%) Migration
25 102 (9.86%) AngularJS
26 98 (9.48%) Web Services
27 96 (9.28%) NoSQL

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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
1 127 (12.28%) Apache Spark
2 66 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
3 62 (6.00%) Apache
4 55 (5.32%) Confluence
5 40 (3.87%) Apache Airflow
6 12 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.97%) nginx
8 10 (0.97%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.87%) JBoss
10 8 (0.77%) IIS
10 8 (0.77%) Jetty
11 7 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.68%) IBM Domino
11 7 (0.68%) Jupyter
11 7 (0.68%) SAS
12 6 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.39%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.097%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.097%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 384 (37.14%) Azure
2 239 (23.11%) GCP
3 134 (12.96%) Serverless
4 124 (11.99%) AWS Lambda
5 90 (8.70%) Amazon S3
6 64 (6.19%) Amazon EC2
7 55 (5.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 49 (4.74%) Cloud Computing
9 48 (4.64%) GitHub
10 39 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 38 (3.68%) Amazon ECS
11 38 (3.68%) Office 365
12 37 (3.58%) Amazon Kinesis
13 30 (2.90%) SaaS
14 28 (2.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 27 (2.61%) OpenShift
16 26 (2.51%) Amazon SQS
17 24 (2.32%) Amazon EMR
17 24 (2.32%) PaaS
18 22 (2.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.35%) Firewall
2 29 (2.80%) DNS
3 25 (2.42%) Internet
4 21 (2.03%) VPN
5 20 (1.93%) Network Security
6 18 (1.74%) HTTP
7 16 (1.55%) TCP/IP
7 16 (1.55%) WAN
8 12 (1.16%) Wireless
9 11 (1.06%) LAN
9 11 (1.06%) SAN
10 10 (0.97%) DHCP
11 9 (0.87%) SMTP
12 8 (0.77%) FTP
12 8 (0.77%) SSL
13 7 (0.68%) BGP
13 7 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (0.68%) OSPF
14 6 (0.58%) NAS
14 6 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (12.77%) Big Data
2 96 (9.28%) NoSQL
3 92 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
4 80 (7.74%) Hadoop
5 79 (7.64%) MongoDB
6 72 (6.96%) MySQL
7 56 (5.42%) SQL Server
8 52 (5.03%) Amazon Redshift
9 51 (4.93%) Relational Database
10 48 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
11 45 (4.35%) Redis
12 42 (4.06%) Amazon RDS
13 41 (3.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 37 (3.58%) Apache Hive
15 28 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
16 27 (2.61%) Data Lake
17 23 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 21 (2.03%) Amazon Athena
19 20 (1.93%) Neo4j
20 18 (1.74%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 155 (14.99%) Jenkins
2 127 (12.28%) Git (software)
3 86 (8.32%) JIRA
4 29 (2.80%) CircleCI
5 27 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 25 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 24 (2.32%) Maven
8 21 (2.03%) Selenium
8 21 (2.03%) TeamCity
9 19 (1.84%) Mockito
10 18 (1.74%) GitLab
11 16 (1.55%) Cucumber
11 16 (1.55%) webpack
12 15 (1.45%) gulp
13 14 (1.35%) Gatling
14 13 (1.26%) Subversion
15 12 (1.16%) Mocha
15 12 (1.16%) Travis CI
16 11 (1.06%) Bitbucket
16 11 (1.06%) Gradle
General
1 255 (24.66%) Finance
2 75 (7.25%) Banking
3 42 (4.06%) Retail
4 21 (2.03%) Public Sector
5 19 (1.84%) Law
6 10 (0.97%) Investment Banking
6 10 (0.97%) Marketing
7 9 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.87%) Games
8 8 (0.77%) Front Office
8 8 (0.77%) Legal
8 8 (0.77%) Publishing
9 4 (0.39%) Advertising
10 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.29%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.19%) Back Office
11 2 (0.19%) Billing
11 2 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.097%) Electronics
12 1 (0.097%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 347 (33.56%) Developer
2 157 (15.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 121 (11.70%) Data Engineer
4 118 (11.41%) AWS Engineer
5 112 (10.83%) Architect
6 93 (8.99%) Java Developer
7 88 (8.51%) Python Engineer
8 78 (7.54%) AWS DevOps
9 66 (6.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 60 (5.80%) React Developer
11 52 (5.03%) Senior Developer
12 49 (4.74%) Python Developer
13 47 (4.55%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 45 (4.35%) AWS Developer
15 44 (4.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 39 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
17 37 (3.58%) Big Data Engineer
18 35 (3.38%) Full Stack Developer
19 33 (3.19%) AWS Architect
20 28 (2.71%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (15.47%) Node.js
2 127 (12.28%) Kafka
3 102 (9.86%) AngularJS
4 98 (9.48%) Web Services
5 90 (8.70%) React
6 85 (8.22%) Spring
7 78 (7.54%) RESTful
8 73 (7.06%) REST
9 70 (6.77%) .NET
10 69 (6.67%) CSS
11 67 (6.48%) HTML
12 66 (6.38%) Spring Boot
13 56 (5.42%) Redux
14 50 (4.84%) PySpark
15 38 (3.68%) JSON
16 36 (3.48%) Vue.js
17 26 (2.51%) Django
18 25 (2.42%) Flask
19 22 (2.13%) GraphQL
20 21 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 36 (3.48%) Algorithms
4 35 (3.38%) Virtual Team
5 33 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (3.19%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.51%) Cloud Native
7 25 (2.42%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.64%) User Experience
9 16 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.35%) PKI
11 13 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.68%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.68%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.58%) Derivative
15 6 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
15 6 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 225 (21.76%) Linux
2 71 (6.87%) Windows
3 64 (6.19%) Unix
4 23 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.93%) Mac OS X
6 13 (1.26%) Android
7 10 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.77%) CentOS
9 8 (0.77%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.58%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.39%) VMS
13 3 (0.29%) Debian
13 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.19%) Fedora
14 2 (0.19%) Solaris
15 1 (0.097%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (38.20%) DevOps
3 285 (27.56%) Microservices
4 204 (19.73%) TDD
5 142 (13.73%) Scrum
6 116 (11.22%) Migration
7 95 (9.19%) BDD
8 94 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 92 (8.90%) Software Engineering
10 88 (8.51%) Test Automation
11 86 (8.32%) Data Science
12 83 (8.03%) Fintech
13 76 (7.35%) Analytics
14 72 (6.96%) Pair Programming
15 70 (6.77%) Machine Learning
16 66 (6.38%) Configuration Management
17 65 (6.29%) ETL
18 63 (6.09%) Front End Development
19 59 (5.71%) Open Source
20 54 (5.22%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 361 (34.91%) Python
2 273 (26.40%) Java
3 187 (18.09%) SQL
4 170 (16.44%) JavaScript
5 80 (7.74%) Scala
6 69 (6.67%) Go
6 69 (6.67%) Ruby
7 59 (5.71%) C#
8 58 (5.61%) Java 8
9 57 (5.51%) Bash Shell
10 41 (3.97%) PowerShell
11 35 (3.38%) TypeScript
12 34 (3.29%) ES6
13 32 (3.09%) Perl
14 23 (2.22%) PHP
15 13 (1.26%) R
16 11 (1.06%) C++
17 9 (0.87%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.87%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.77%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 57 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 42 (4.06%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.09%) Degree
4 23 (2.22%) AWS Certification
5 12 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.87%) CCIE
6 9 (0.87%) RHCE
7 8 (0.77%) CISSP
8 7 (0.68%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.39%) PMP
11 3 (0.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.29%) ISEB
11 3 (0.29%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.29%) OSCP
12 2 (0.19%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.19%) CHECK Team Member
12 2 (0.19%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.32%) QA
2 13 (1.26%) GDPR
3 6 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.48%) NIST
5 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.19%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.19%) SLA
7 1 (0.097%) COBIT
7 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.097%) NCSC
7 1 (0.097%) PMO
System Software
1 354 (34.24%) Docker
2 37 (3.58%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.68%) HDFS
3 7 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.39%) vCloud
5 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.29%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.29%) Shibboleth
5 3 (0.29%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.29%) XenApp
6 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) Varnish
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.097%) KVM
7 1 (0.097%) Xen
7 1 (0.097%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 285 (27.56%) Kubernetes
2 171 (16.54%) Terraform
3 128 (12.38%) Ansible
4 73 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (6.96%) Puppet
6 20 (1.93%) Grafana
7 19 (1.84%) Prometheus
8 17 (1.64%) Packer
9 13 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (1.26%) Mesos
9 13 (1.26%) SCCM
9 13 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (1.06%) Marathon
11 9 (0.87%) Consul
11 9 (0.87%) Kibana
11 9 (0.87%) Suricata
12 8 (0.77%) Graphite
12 8 (0.77%) Salt
13 6 (0.58%) logstash
14 5 (0.48%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 183 (17.70%) Google
2 63 (6.09%) Microsoft
3 40 (3.87%) Splunk
4 26 (2.51%) Oracle
4 26 (2.51%) VMware
5 23 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 23 (2.22%) Tableau
6 22 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (1.93%) Atlassian
8 19 (1.84%) Palo Alto
9 17 (1.64%) Cisco
9 17 (1.64%) New Relic
10 12 (1.16%) CheckPoint
11 11 (1.06%) Cloudera
12 10 (0.97%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.87%) Adobe
13 9 (0.87%) Qualys
13 9 (0.87%) Teradata
14 8 (0.77%) AppDynamics
14 8 (0.77%) SaltStack