Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 37 73
Rank change year-on-year +1 +36 0
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 59 57 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.79% 4.43% 1.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.21% 38.00% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 20
Cheshire median daily rate £525 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% +17.19%
10th Percentile £370 £313 £374
90th Percentile £622 £638 £569
North West median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £30.19

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 202 150 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.41% 11.66% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 97 55
Cheshire median daily rate £484 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £325
90th Percentile £600 £618 £561
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -63.57% -
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.43 £31.75
90th Percentile £15.25 £13.68 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £13.00 £33.07
% change year-on-year +11.23% -60.69% +46.98%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +19 18 £525 -22.22% 8
Crewe - 9 £538 - 4
Knutsford -14 4 £370 - 7
Alderley Edge - 2 £475 - 2
Macclesfield -9 1 £630 +14.55%
Northwich - 1 £360 - 1
Amazon AWS
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 30 (50.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (35.59%) PaaS
4 17 (28.81%) DevOps
5 16 (27.12%) Jenkins
6 15 (25.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (25.42%) Scrum
7 14 (23.73%) Java
8 13 (22.03%) Project Management
9 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
9 12 (20.34%) Public Cloud
10 11 (18.64%) Agile Project Management
10 11 (18.64%) Puppet
10 11 (18.64%) Linux
11 10 (16.95%) Web Services
11 10 (16.95%) Windows
11 10 (16.95%) Kanban
11 10 (16.95%) IaaS
12 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
12 9 (15.25%) Finance
12 9 (15.25%) Migration
13 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (13.56%) JSON
13 8 (13.56%) Python
13 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
13 8 (13.56%) Visual Studio
13 8 (13.56%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (13.56%) SaaS
14 7 (11.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (11.86%) Opscode Chef

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:

Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) HFM
2 2 (3.39%) SAP CO
2 2 (3.39%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (50.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (35.59%) PaaS
3 10 (16.95%) IaaS
4 8 (13.56%) SaaS
5 3 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (5.08%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.69%) GitHub
6 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.69%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) SAN
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) IPsec
3 1 (1.69%) NAS
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) Big Data
3 3 (5.08%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (5.08%) Apache Hive
3 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.08%) MS Access
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.69%) MySQL
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Jenkins
2 8 (13.56%) Visual Studio
2 8 (13.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.47%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.69%) GitLab
5 1 (1.69%) Selenium
5 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Architect
2 10 (16.95%) Consultant
3 9 (15.25%) AWS Consultant
3 9 (15.25%) AWS DevOps
3 9 (15.25%) Azure DevOps
3 9 (15.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Technical Architect
5 7 (11.86%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Cloud Consultant
5 7 (11.86%) Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (8.47%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 5 (8.47%) AWS Architect
7 5 (8.47%) Azure Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) DevOps Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Integration Consultant
8 4 (6.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (6.78%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) Web Services
2 8 (13.56%) JSON
3 7 (11.86%) .NET
4 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.08%) Node.js
6 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.69%) HTML
7 1 (1.69%) MEAN Stack
7 1 (1.69%) React
7 1 (1.69%) RESTful
7 1 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Linux
2 10 (16.95%) Windows
3 7 (11.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.81%) DevOps
3 15 (25.42%) Scrum
3 15 (25.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (22.03%) Project Management
5 11 (18.64%) Agile Project Management
6 10 (16.95%) Kanban
7 9 (15.25%) Migration
8 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (8.47%) Analytics
10 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.47%) User Stories
11 4 (6.78%) Information Security
11 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
12 3 (5.08%) Dashboard Development
12 3 (5.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (5.08%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) Java
2 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
3 8 (13.56%) Python
4 6 (10.17%) Ruby
5 4 (6.78%) SQL
6 2 (3.39%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) Go
6 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.39%) Scala
7 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) CISM
3 2 (3.39%) CISSP
3 2 (3.39%) MCSE
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Docker
2 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) Puppet
2 7 (11.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.08%) Ansible
3 3 (5.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.08%) Hyperion
3 3 (5.08%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (5.08%) SAP
3 3 (5.08%) VMware
4 2 (3.39%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco
5 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.69%) Google
5 1 (1.69%) Juniper
5 1 (1.69%) Lumension
5 1 (1.69%) McAfee
5 1 (1.69%) Meraki
5 1 (1.69%) NetApp
5 1 (1.69%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.69%) Progress
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec