Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 18 January 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 35 36
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1 +35
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 88 59 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.46% 4.69% 4.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.43% 28.37% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 36 37
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.38% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £370 £313
90th Percentile £575 £622 £638
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 346 208 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.35% 16.55% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 147 98
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.92% +13.53% +1.80%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £250
90th Percentile £610 £600 £616
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +13.73% -63.57%
10th Percentile £17.43 £13.75 £11.43
90th Percentile £20.13 £15.25 £13.68
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.46 £13.00
% change year-on-year +21.02% +11.23% -60.69%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in Cheshire

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in Cheshire

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in Cheshire

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Knutsford +5 17 £400 +8.11% 2
Chester - 13 £400 - 4
Crewe -7 12 £525 -2.33% 4
Warrington -7 9 £425 -19.05% 5
Ellesmere Port - 5 £200 -
Alderley Edge +5 2 £525 +10.53% 1
Macclesfield -3 1 £675 +7.14% 3
Amazon AWS
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 36 (40.91%) DevOps
2 28 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.14%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (25.00%) Java
5 19 (21.59%) Amazon S3
5 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (19.32%) Linux
7 16 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (17.05%) Amazon Redshift
8 15 (17.05%) Windows
8 15 (17.05%) Docker
9 14 (15.91%) Python
10 13 (14.77%) JavaScript
10 13 (14.77%) Puppet
11 12 (13.64%) Jenkins
11 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
12 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (12.50%) MySQL
12 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.36%) Ansible
14 9 (10.23%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (10.23%) Deployment Automation
14 9 (10.23%) .NET
14 9 (10.23%) Finance
14 9 (10.23%) AngularJS
15 8 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (9.09%) REST
15 8 (9.09%) SQL

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (7.95%) Apache
1 7 (7.95%) nginx
1 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.41%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.41%) JBoss
5 3 (3.41%) Jetty
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.14%) Confluence
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) CATIA
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.14%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.14%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (21.59%) Amazon S3
2 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.95%) Amazon Glacier
3 7 (7.95%) Office 365
4 5 (5.68%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (4.55%) Serverless
6 2 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.27%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (2.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (2.27%) GitHub
6 2 (2.27%) PaaS
6 2 (2.27%) Route 53
6 2 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) IaaS
7 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) DNS
2 5 (5.68%) HTTP
3 4 (4.55%) Internet
3 4 (4.55%) SSL
3 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.41%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (1.14%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.14%) Firewall
6 1 (1.14%) Network Security
6 1 (1.14%) OSPF
6 1 (1.14%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.05%) Amazon Redshift
2 11 (12.50%) MySQL
2 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.68%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.55%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.55%) Big Data
7 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.41%) Star Schema
8 2 (2.27%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (2.27%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.27%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.27%) MariaDB
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 12 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.82%) Maven
3 4 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 4 (4.55%) IntelliJ
4 3 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.41%) CA Release Automation
4 3 (3.41%) Gradle
4 3 (3.41%) NetBeans
4 3 (3.41%) Subversion
5 2 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.14%) Hudson
6 1 (1.14%) JIRA
6 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.14%) webpack
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Law
4 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Billing
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Developer
2 19 (21.59%) AWS Engineer
3 18 (20.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (13.64%) AWS DevOps
5 10 (11.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Administrator
7 6 (6.82%) Architect
7 6 (6.82%) Data Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) AWS Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.41%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Environment Manager
9 3 (3.41%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Test Environment Manager
9 3 (3.41%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) .NET
1 9 (10.23%) AngularJS
2 8 (9.09%) HTML
2 8 (9.09%) REST
3 7 (7.95%) CSS
3 7 (7.95%) Node.js
3 7 (7.95%) Web Services
4 4 (4.55%) JSON
4 4 (4.55%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (4.55%) React
4 4 (4.55%) Servlets
4 4 (4.55%) WSGI
5 3 (3.41%) Java EE
5 3 (3.41%) JMS
5 3 (3.41%) jQuery
5 3 (3.41%) JSP
5 3 (3.41%) RESTful
5 3 (3.41%) SOAP
5 3 (3.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.14%) Fintech
6 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.32%) Linux
2 15 (17.05%) Windows
3 7 (7.95%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.68%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.55%) Debian
5 4 (4.55%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.91%) DevOps
2 28 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (10.23%) Deployment Automation
5 7 (7.95%) Migration
6 6 (6.82%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (6.82%) Microservices
6 6 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (6.82%) Test Automation
6 6 (6.82%) Visualisation
7 5 (5.68%) High Availability
7 5 (5.68%) ITIL
8 4 (4.55%) ETL
8 4 (4.55%) Information Security
8 4 (4.55%) Information Security Management
8 4 (4.55%) MVC
8 4 (4.55%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.55%) Scrum
8 4 (4.55%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.00%) Java
2 14 (15.91%) Python
3 13 (14.77%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.09%) SQL
5 6 (6.82%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.82%) PHP
6 5 (5.68%) C#
7 4 (4.55%) Go
7 4 (4.55%) Java 8
8 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.27%) PHP 7
9 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.14%) Perl
10 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.14%) Ruby
10 1 (1.14%) Scala
10 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) GDPR
1 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 15 (17.05%) Docker
2 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) Puppet
2 11 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (11.36%) Ansible
4 6 (6.82%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.82%) Salt
5 4 (4.55%) Terraform
6 3 (3.41%) BladeLogic
6 3 (3.41%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.68%) SAP
3 3 (3.41%) Google
3 3 (3.41%) Nimble Storage
3 3 (3.41%) Talend
3 3 (3.41%) Veritas
4 2 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle
4 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.27%) Tableau
4 2 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco
5 1 (1.14%) Citrix
5 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.14%) McAfee
5 1 (1.14%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.14%) Symantec