Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 27 81
Rank change year-on-year +1 +54 -42
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 93 57 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.11% 5.34% 1.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.77% 39.31% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 32
Cheshire median daily rate £525 £438 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -8.14% -9.29%
10th Percentile £376 £324 £376
90th Percentile £638 £590 £575
North West median daily rate £475 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £53.75 - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 260 145 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.88% 13.59% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 103 99
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.30% -3.33%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £325
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -64.29% -
10th Percentile £13.20 £9.65 £32.50
90th Percentile £21.50 £42.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.60% -57.14% +55.56%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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
Warrington +10 24 £525 +34.62% 6
Knutsford +5 16 £400 +14.29% 2
Crewe - 13 £534 - 5
Macclesfield -8 4 £630 +14.55% 1
Widnes - 3 £475 -
Northwich - 2 £360 -
Alderley Edge - 2 £500 -
Wilmslow -2 1 £350 +3.70%
Amazon AWS
North West

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 43 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (45.16%) DevOps
3 37 (39.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (35.48%) Jenkins
5 30 (32.26%) Linux
6 27 (29.03%) Java
6 27 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (27.96%) Windows
8 24 (25.81%) Python
8 24 (25.81%) PaaS
9 23 (24.73%) Docker
10 21 (22.58%) Git (software)
11 20 (21.51%) Ruby
12 17 (18.28%) Scrum
12 17 (18.28%) Puppet
13 16 (17.20%) JavaScript
14 15 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (16.13%) Finance
14 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
15 14 (15.05%) Public Cloud
16 13 (13.98%) Kubernetes
16 13 (13.98%) Web Services
16 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
16 13 (13.98%) Red Hat
16 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (12.90%) Test Automation
17 12 (12.90%) JSON
17 12 (12.90%) SQL
17 12 (12.90%) Migration
17 12 (12.90%) Windows Server

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 6 (6.45%) JBoss
1 6 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.38%) Apache
2 5 (5.38%) Confluence
3 3 (3.23%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.15%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.15%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.08%) Jetty
5 1 (1.08%) SAS
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) HFM
2 2 (2.15%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.15%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 37 (39.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (25.81%) PaaS
3 11 (11.83%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (11.83%) IaaS
4 10 (10.75%) Amazon S3
4 10 (10.75%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (10.75%) SaaS
5 9 (9.68%) OpenShift
6 6 (6.45%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (4.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (4.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (3.23%) Serverless
9 2 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (2.15%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (2.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (2.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) DNS
2 6 (6.45%) DHCP
3 3 (3.23%) Internet
3 3 (3.23%) VPN
4 2 (2.15%) HTTP
5 1 (1.08%) Firewall
5 1 (1.08%) LAN
5 1 (1.08%) NAS
5 1 (1.08%) SAN
5 1 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.30%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.23%) Big Data
4 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.23%) MS Access
4 3 (3.23%) MySQL
4 3 (3.23%) Text Mining
5 2 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.15%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.15%) HBase
5 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.15%) Sqoop
6 1 (1.08%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 33 (35.48%) Jenkins
2 21 (22.58%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.60%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (7.53%) JIRA
4 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.45%) TeamCity
6 5 (5.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (4.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (3.23%) Hudson
8 3 (3.23%) Selenium
9 2 (2.15%) CA Release Automation
9 2 (2.15%) GitLab
9 2 (2.15%) GoCD
9 2 (2.15%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.15%) Subversion
10 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.08%) Geb
10 1 (1.08%) Gradle
10 1 (1.08%) Maven
General
1 15 (16.13%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.23%) Billing
4 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Law
5 2 (2.15%) Automotive
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (21.51%) Developer
2 16 (17.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (15.05%) Architect
4 11 (11.83%) AWS DevOps
5 9 (9.68%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Azure DevOps
5 9 (9.68%) Technical Architect
6 8 (8.60%) Consultant
6 8 (8.60%) Server Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) DevOps Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) Windows Server Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Integration Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) Web Services
2 12 (12.90%) JSON
3 11 (11.83%) Node.js
4 9 (9.68%) .NET
5 8 (8.60%) .NET Framework
5 8 (8.60%) HTML
5 8 (8.60%) Middleware
6 7 (7.53%) AngularJS
7 6 (6.45%) Express
8 5 (5.38%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (5.38%) Spring
9 4 (4.30%) CSS
9 4 (4.30%) Spring Boot
10 3 (3.23%) hapi
10 3 (3.23%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (3.23%) React
10 3 (3.23%) REST
10 3 (3.23%) RESTful
11 2 (2.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Public Cloud
2 9 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.15%) Clustering
6 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.26%) Linux
2 26 (27.96%) Windows
3 12 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.45%) Windows 2000
5 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.38%) Unix
7 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (45.16%) DevOps
3 17 (18.28%) Scrum
4 15 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (12.90%) Migration
6 12 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 11 (11.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (11.83%) Kanban
8 10 (10.75%) Configuration Management
8 10 (10.75%) Project Management
9 9 (9.68%) Decision-Making
10 8 (8.60%) TDD
11 7 (7.53%) Agile Project Management
11 7 (7.53%) IT Strategy
12 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.38%) BDD
13 5 (5.38%) Coaching
13 5 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.03%) Java
2 24 (25.81%) Python
3 20 (21.51%) Ruby
4 16 (17.20%) JavaScript
5 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
6 12 (12.90%) SQL
7 9 (9.68%) Go
8 6 (6.45%) VBScript
9 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
10 4 (4.30%) Groovy
10 4 (4.30%) Perl
11 3 (3.23%) C
11 3 (3.23%) C++
11 3 (3.23%) Java 8
11 3 (3.23%) Scala
11 3 (3.23%) TypeScript
12 2 (2.15%) C#
13 1 (1.08%) PHP
13 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.15%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.15%) MCSE
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) Degree
3 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 23 (24.73%) Docker
2 8 (8.60%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.23%) QEMU
4 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.15%) Apache Flume
5 2 (2.15%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.08%) LXC
Systems Management
1 27 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (18.28%) Puppet
3 13 (13.98%) Kubernetes
4 9 (9.68%) Ansible
5 6 (6.45%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (6.45%) Terraform
6 3 (3.23%) Packer
6 3 (3.23%) Rancher
6 3 (3.23%) Salt
7 2 (2.15%) Consul
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
1 13 (13.98%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.45%) Splunk
2 6 (6.45%) VMware
3 4 (4.30%) Google
3 4 (4.30%) Hyperion
4 3 (3.23%) IBM
4 3 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco
5 1 (1.08%) Dell
5 1 (1.08%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.08%) HP
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.08%) Progress
5 1 (1.08%) Segue