Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 39 66
Rank change year-on-year +23 +27 -39
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 113 50 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.33% 4.05% 2.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.45% 30.49% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 34 38
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £469 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -2.85% -8.10%
10th Percentile £355 £354 £396
90th Percentile £600 £546 £579
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £468
% change year-on-year +5.56% -3.74% +13.33%
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 328 164 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.17% 13.29% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 124 99
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -8.33% -5.26%
10th Percentile £277 £264 £320
90th Percentile £567 £575 £570
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.92% - -
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £22.90 £14.50
% change year-on-year -15.94% +57.93% -3.33%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Knutsford +11 23 £400 +14.29%
Crewe - 19 £525 - 6
Warrington +6 12 £519 +12.77% 12
Chester 0 9 £440 +0.57% 16
Macclesfield +1 8 £600 +17.07% 3
Ellesmere Port - 4 £325 -
Widnes - 3 £475 -
Wilmslow -5 1 £350 +3.70%
Northwich - 1 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 £525 -
Amazon AWS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 55 (48.67%) DevOps
2 48 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (38.94%) Java
4 41 (36.28%) Jenkins
5 40 (35.40%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (30.97%) Linux
6 35 (30.97%) Python
7 33 (29.20%) Docker
8 32 (28.32%) Windows
9 31 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 31 (27.43%) Git (software)
10 27 (23.89%) JavaScript
11 24 (21.24%) Node.js
12 23 (20.35%) Puppet
13 22 (19.47%) Spring
14 20 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (16.81%) Ruby
16 18 (15.93%) Software Engineering
16 18 (15.93%) SQL
16 18 (15.93%) Kubernetes
16 18 (15.93%) Terraform
17 17 (15.04%) Ansible
18 15 (13.27%) Amazon EC2
18 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
18 15 (13.27%) AngularJS
19 14 (12.39%) PaaS
19 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
19 14 (12.39%) Hadoop
19 14 (12.39%) Configuration Management
19 14 (12.39%) Amazon Redshift

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 (7.08%) Confluence
2 6 (5.31%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.42%) Apache Pig
3 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.54%) Apache
4 4 (3.54%) JBoss
4 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.65%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.88%) Jetty
6 1 (0.88%) nginx
6 1 (0.88%) SAS
6 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (13.27%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (12.39%) PaaS
4 12 (10.62%) Amazon S3
4 12 (10.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (10.62%) OpenShift
5 10 (8.85%) SaaS
6 8 (7.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (5.31%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (5.31%) GitHub
7 6 (5.31%) Office 365
8 4 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (2.65%) Serverless
10 2 (1.77%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.77%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (1.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) DNS
2 8 (7.08%) DHCP
3 4 (3.54%) DSL
3 4 (3.54%) HTTP
4 3 (2.65%) Firewall
4 3 (2.65%) SSH
4 3 (2.65%) VPN
5 2 (1.77%) LAN
5 2 (1.77%) WAN
6 1 (0.88%) NAS
6 1 (0.88%) SAN
6 1 (0.88%) Skype
6 1 (0.88%) SSL
6 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.39%) Amazon Redshift
1 14 (12.39%) Hadoop
2 10 (8.85%) MongoDB
3 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.19%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.31%) Big Data
5 6 (5.31%) MySQL
6 5 (4.42%) Apache Hive
6 5 (4.42%) HBase
7 4 (3.54%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.65%) Text Mining
9 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.77%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (36.28%) Jenkins
2 31 (27.43%) Git (software)
3 12 (10.62%) Maven
4 9 (7.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (7.96%) JIRA
4 9 (7.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (6.19%) Hudson
6 6 (5.31%) Subversion
7 5 (4.42%) Gradle
7 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.54%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.54%) CA Release Automation
8 4 (3.54%) Grunt
9 3 (2.65%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.65%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.77%) GitLab
10 2 (1.77%) GoCD
10 2 (1.77%) JUnit
10 2 (1.77%) Selenium
11 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (10.62%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Retail
3 4 (3.54%) Automotive
3 4 (3.54%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (22.12%) Developer
2 23 (20.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (9.73%) AWS Engineer
3 11 (9.73%) Java Engineer
4 10 (8.85%) Java Software Engineer
4 10 (8.85%) Software Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Data Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Architect
6 7 (6.19%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.19%) Server Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Cloud Developer
7 6 (5.31%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Consultant
9 4 (3.54%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Server Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.24%) Node.js
2 22 (19.47%) Spring
3 15 (13.27%) AngularJS
4 11 (9.73%) React
4 11 (9.73%) Web Services
5 10 (8.85%) Spring Boot
6 9 (7.96%) HTML
6 9 (7.96%) RESTful
7 7 (6.19%) .NET
8 6 (5.31%) CSS
8 6 (5.31%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (5.31%) Express
8 6 (5.31%) Middleware
8 6 (5.31%) REST
8 6 (5.31%) XML
9 4 (3.54%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (3.54%) Gherkin
9 4 (3.54%) JSON
9 4 (3.54%) SOAP
10 3 (2.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Public Cloud
2 7 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.54%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.77%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.97%) Linux
2 32 (28.32%) Windows
3 11 (9.73%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.85%) Unix
5 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.31%) Windows 2000
6 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) CentOS
8 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (48.67%) DevOps
2 48 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (15.93%) Software Engineering
5 14 (12.39%) Configuration Management
6 12 (10.62%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (9.73%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.85%) ETL
8 10 (8.85%) Microservices
8 10 (8.85%) Migration
8 10 (8.85%) Scrum
9 9 (7.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (7.96%) OO
9 9 (7.96%) TDD
10 7 (6.19%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 6 (5.31%) Data Analysis
11 6 (5.31%) High Availability
11 6 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (5.31%) Project Management
11 6 (5.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (38.94%) Java
2 35 (30.97%) Python
3 27 (23.89%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.81%) Ruby
5 18 (15.93%) SQL
6 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
7 11 (9.73%) Bash Shell
8 8 (7.08%) Groovy
9 7 (6.19%) Go
9 7 (6.19%) Perl
10 6 (5.31%) VBScript
11 5 (4.42%) Scala
12 4 (3.54%) PL/SQL
13 3 (2.65%) C
13 3 (2.65%) C++
13 3 (2.65%) Java 8
13 3 (2.65%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.88%) C#
15 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.42%) AWS Certification
3 4 (3.54%) Degree
4 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) PMO
2 1 (0.88%) GDPR
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (29.20%) Docker
2 10 (8.85%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.31%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (3.54%) etcd
5 3 (2.65%) QEMU
5 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.77%) Apache Flume
6 2 (1.77%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.88%) LXC
Systems Management
1 40 (35.40%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (20.35%) Puppet
3 18 (15.93%) Kubernetes
3 18 (15.93%) Terraform
4 17 (15.04%) Ansible
5 9 (7.96%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (6.19%) Salt
7 6 (5.31%) Consul
8 3 (2.65%) Packer
8 3 (2.65%) Rancher
Vendors
1 9 (7.96%) Splunk
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.08%) Oracle
3 7 (6.19%) Google
3 7 (6.19%) VMware
4 6 (5.31%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.31%) Talend
5 5 (4.42%) Hyperion
6 4 (3.54%) Rackspace
7 3 (2.65%) IBM
8 2 (1.77%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco
9 1 (0.88%) Dell
9 1 (0.88%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.88%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.88%) Segue
9 1 (0.88%) WatchGuard