Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 48 53
Rank change year-on-year +29 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 106 41 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.12% 3.19% 3.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.53% 24.85% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 24 35
Cheshire median daily rate £436 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.75% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £372 £358
90th Percentile £539 £559 £650
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
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 385 165 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.50% 12.85% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 121 84
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £254
90th Percentile £575 £575 £660
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 6 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £65.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.08% +400.00% -42.22%
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -39.66% +107.14% -30.00%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018. 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
Crewe +6 23 £500 +11.11% 1
Chester +16 18 £423 -17.56% 15
Knutsford +4 18 £400 +8.11% 8
Ellesmere Port - 8 £250 -
Warrington +3 7 £400 -20.00% 4
Macclesfield -1 6 £550 +10.00% 2
Alderley Edge -1 1 £525 +10.53% 1
Amazon AWS
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 44 (41.51%) Java
1 44 (41.51%) DevOps
2 41 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (30.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
5 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (21.70%) Jenkins
6 23 (21.70%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (21.70%) Python
7 22 (20.75%) Linux
8 21 (19.81%) Windows
8 21 (19.81%) Git (software)
9 20 (18.87%) Puppet
10 19 (17.92%) Node.js
11 17 (16.04%) AngularJS
11 17 (16.04%) Spring
11 17 (16.04%) Docker
12 15 (14.15%) Amazon Redshift
12 15 (14.15%) Software Engineering
13 13 (12.26%) SQL
13 13 (12.26%) Microservices
13 13 (12.26%) Public Cloud
13 13 (12.26%) Terraform
14 12 (11.32%) Ansible
14 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
14 12 (11.32%) Maven
15 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
15 11 (10.38%) React
15 11 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (9.43%) RESTful

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 8 (7.55%) MS Exchange
1 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (6.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.72%) Apache
3 5 (4.72%) nginx
4 4 (3.77%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.83%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.83%) Confluence
6 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.94%) JBoss
7 1 (0.94%) Jetty
7 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.94%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 32 (30.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.43%) PaaS
3 9 (8.49%) SaaS
4 8 (7.55%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (5.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (5.66%) GitHub
5 6 (5.66%) Office 365
6 5 (4.72%) OpenShift
7 4 (3.77%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (2.83%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.94%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.49%) DNS
2 4 (3.77%) DSL
2 4 (3.77%) HTTP
3 3 (2.83%) Firewall
3 3 (2.83%) SSH
3 3 (2.83%) SSL
3 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.89%) DHCP
4 2 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (0.94%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.94%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.94%) LAN
5 1 (0.94%) OSPF
5 1 (0.94%) RIP
5 1 (0.94%) Skype
5 1 (0.94%) VPN
5 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.15%) Amazon Redshift
2 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.49%) MySQL
4 8 (7.55%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.60%) NoSQL
5 7 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (5.66%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.77%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (3.77%) Big Data
7 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.83%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.83%) HBase
9 2 (1.89%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (1.89%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.94%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.94%) OLTP
10 1 (0.94%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (21.70%) Jenkins
2 21 (19.81%) Git (software)
3 12 (11.32%) Maven
4 6 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (4.72%) CA Release Automation
5 5 (4.72%) Gradle
5 5 (4.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (4.72%) Subversion
6 4 (3.77%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.77%) Grunt
6 4 (3.77%) Hudson
7 3 (2.83%) JIRA
7 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.89%) JUnit
8 2 (1.89%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.94%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.94%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (8.49%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.83%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Automotive
4 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Law
4 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.94%) Billing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (22.64%) Developer
2 20 (18.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (11.32%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (10.38%) Java Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) Architect
5 10 (9.43%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Java Software Engineer
6 9 (8.49%) Software Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Data Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Azure Architect
9 5 (4.72%) AWS Architect
10 4 (3.77%) Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Cloud Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Java Architect
11 3 (2.83%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Senior Java Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Senior Java Software Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Test Environment Manager
11 3 (2.83%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.92%) Node.js
2 17 (16.04%) AngularJS
2 17 (16.04%) Spring
3 11 (10.38%) React
4 10 (9.43%) .NET
4 10 (9.43%) RESTful
5 9 (8.49%) Web Services
6 8 (7.55%) CSS
6 8 (7.55%) HTML
6 8 (7.55%) REST
7 7 (6.60%) Spring Boot
8 6 (5.66%) XML
9 4 (3.77%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (2.83%) jQuery
10 3 (2.83%) SOAP
11 2 (1.89%) D3.js
11 2 (1.89%) Gherkin
11 2 (1.89%) JSON
11 2 (1.89%) Servlets
11 2 (1.89%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Public Cloud
2 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.77%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.89%) NHS
7 1 (0.94%) Clustering
7 1 (0.94%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.75%) Linux
2 21 (19.81%) Windows
3 7 (6.60%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.66%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.72%) Unix
6 3 (2.83%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.94%) CentOS
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.51%) DevOps
2 41 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (14.15%) Software Engineering
5 13 (12.26%) Microservices
6 11 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (8.49%) Migration
8 8 (7.55%) Configuration Management
8 8 (7.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 7 (6.60%) OO
9 7 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.60%) Visualisation
10 6 (5.66%) Build Automation
10 6 (5.66%) Data Analysis
10 6 (5.66%) Data Visualisation
10 6 (5.66%) ETL
10 6 (5.66%) ITIL
11 5 (4.72%) Analytics
11 5 (4.72%) Project Management
11 5 (4.72%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (41.51%) Java
2 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
3 23 (21.70%) Python
4 13 (12.26%) SQL
5 9 (8.49%) PowerShell
6 8 (7.55%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.66%) PHP
8 5 (4.72%) Go
8 5 (4.72%) Ruby
9 4 (3.77%) C#
9 4 (3.77%) Groovy
9 4 (3.77%) Perl
9 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.77%) Scala
10 3 (2.83%) Java 8
11 2 (1.89%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.77%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.83%) Degree
4 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) GDPR
1 2 (1.89%) PMO
2 1 (0.94%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.04%) Docker
2 6 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (3.77%) etcd
4 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (21.70%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (18.87%) Puppet
3 13 (12.26%) Terraform
4 12 (11.32%) Ansible
5 9 (8.49%) Kubernetes
6 6 (5.66%) Salt
7 4 (3.77%) Consul
8 3 (2.83%) BladeLogic
8 3 (2.83%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
3 6 (5.66%) Google
3 6 (5.66%) Hyperion
3 6 (5.66%) Talend
4 4 (3.77%) Rackspace
5 3 (2.83%) Splunk
6 2 (1.89%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.89%) SAP
6 2 (1.89%) VMware
7 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco
7 1 (0.94%) McAfee
7 1 (0.94%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (0.94%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.94%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.94%) Symantec
7 1 (0.94%) Veritas
7 1 (0.94%) WatchGuard