Period
to 18 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 18 September 2020 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 14 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 +35
Contract jobs citing AWS 58 174 167
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.18% 8.05% 5.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.71% 37.58% 37.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 87 95
Median daily rate £450 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% -11.62%
10th Percentile £313 £413 £350
90th Percentile £550 £613 £595
Scotland median daily rate £445 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -11.00% +14.29% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £50.70 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +19.29% - -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 158 463 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 25.00% 21.42% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 254 238
Median daily rate £435 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £256 £293 £304
90th Percentile £570 £600 £625
Scotland median daily rate £425 £445 £414
% change year-on-year -4.49% +7.55% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £61.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -71.31% +132.38%
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.95 £16.76
% change year-on-year +5.54% +13.07% -5.58%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in Edinburgh

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for AWS in Edinburgh

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for AWS.

1 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.83%) DevOps
2 26 (44.83%) Serverless
3 24 (41.38%) Python
4 23 (39.66%) Amazon S3
4 23 (39.66%) AWS Lambda
5 20 (34.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 20 (34.48%) OpenShift
6 16 (27.59%) Microservices
7 15 (25.86%) Jenkins
7 15 (25.86%) Public Sector
8 14 (24.14%) Infrastructure as Code
8 14 (24.14%) Kubernetes
8 14 (24.14%) Azure
8 14 (24.14%) Java
9 12 (20.69%) Linux
9 12 (20.69%) Kanban
9 12 (20.69%) Ansible
9 12 (20.69%) Docker
9 12 (20.69%) Artifactory
10 11 (18.97%) Bash Shell
10 11 (18.97%) Scrum
11 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
11 10 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (15.52%) PaaS
12 9 (15.52%) Grafana
12 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
12 9 (15.52%) Groovy
13 8 (13.79%) Ubuntu

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (44.83%) Serverless
2 23 (39.66%) Amazon S3
2 23 (39.66%) AWS Lambda
3 20 (34.48%) AWS CloudFormation
3 20 (34.48%) OpenShift
4 14 (24.14%) Azure
5 9 (15.52%) PaaS
6 8 (13.79%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (13.79%) SaaS
7 7 (12.07%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 7 (12.07%) AWS CodeBuild
7 7 (12.07%) Route 53
8 3 (5.17%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (5.17%) Office 365
9 2 (3.45%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (3.45%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (3.45%) G Suite
10 1 (1.72%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
1 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
1 2 (3.45%) VLAN
1 2 (3.45%) VPN
1 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Amazon Aurora
1 4 (6.90%) Data Lake
1 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.17%) Big Data
2 3 (5.17%) InfluxDB
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Jenkins
2 12 (20.69%) Artifactory
3 8 (13.79%) GitLab
4 4 (6.90%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.45%) Cypress.io
5 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.72%) CMake
6 1 (1.72%) Gradle
6 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (25.86%) Public Sector
2 8 (13.79%) Banking
2 8 (13.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (22.41%) Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Architect
4 7 (12.07%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (12.07%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.17%) AWS Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.45%) Backup Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Data Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Domain Architect
7 2 (3.45%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (3.45%) React Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) Spring
2 6 (10.34%) React
3 5 (8.62%) Spring Boot
4 4 (6.90%) Kafka
4 4 (6.90%) Node.js
5 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.45%) GraphQL
6 1 (1.72%) .NET
6 1 (1.72%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.72%) HTML
6 1 (1.72%) OAuth
6 1 (1.72%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.72%) RESTful
6 1 (1.72%) Sass
6 1 (1.72%) Spring Security
6 1 (1.72%) Vue.js
6 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Linux
2 8 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (13.79%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.45%) Android
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.45%) Mac OS
3 2 (3.45%) Mesosphere
3 2 (3.45%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.83%) DevOps
3 16 (27.59%) Microservices
4 14 (24.14%) Infrastructure as Code
5 12 (20.69%) Kanban
6 11 (18.97%) Scrum
7 10 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.62%) Domain-Driven Design
10 3 (5.17%) ETL
10 3 (5.17%) Information Security
10 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 3 (5.17%) Product Management
10 3 (5.17%) Service Design
10 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.17%) TDD
11 2 (3.45%) Architecture Roadmap
11 2 (3.45%) Network Virtualisation
11 2 (3.45%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) Python
2 14 (24.14%) Java
3 11 (18.97%) Bash Shell
4 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 9 (15.52%) Groovy
6 8 (13.79%) TypeScript
7 3 (5.17%) Java 8
7 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.45%) Perl
8 2 (3.45%) SQL
9 1 (1.72%) C++
9 1 (1.72%) PHP
9 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) CCIE
1 2 (3.45%) CCNP
1 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.45%) MCSE
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Docker
2 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) Kubernetes
2 12 (20.69%) Ansible
3 9 (15.52%) Grafana
4 8 (13.79%) Kibana
5 6 (10.34%) Terraform
6 4 (6.90%) Avamar
7 3 (5.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Cisco
1 5 (8.62%) VMware
2 4 (6.90%) CommVault
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) NetApp
4 2 (3.45%) Apple
4 2 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.45%) Dell
4 2 (3.45%) EMC
4 2 (3.45%) EqualLogic
4 2 (3.45%) Google
4 2 (3.45%) HP
4 2 (3.45%) Meraki
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) Informatica
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) Teradata