Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 33 50
Rank change year-on-year +22 +17 +68
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 8,400 5,430 4,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.90% 5.94% 4.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.06% 37.24% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,177 4,054 2,978
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £388 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 3
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.15 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% +14.72% -10.26%
10th Percentile £20.75 £26.08 £20.60
90th Percentile £93.95 £58.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.83% +7.07% -3.85%

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 21,508 14,583 11,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.78% 15.96% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,944 10,122 7,887
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £273 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £476 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 200 165
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -19.10%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £59.00 £63.75 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -18.18%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Amazon AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in England

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon AWS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in England

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in England

Amazon AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Amazon AWS in England

Amazon AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Amazon AWS in England

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 22 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
London +9 5,117 £550 +4.76% 1,250
South East +5 1,034 £525 +10.53% 342
North of England +44 903 £459 +1.94% 421
Midlands +29 568 £450 -5.26% 204
Yorkshire +76 416 £450 -0.06% 145
East of England +38 402 £511 +2.25% 137
North West +15 375 £475 +5.56% 218
South West +7 373 £475 +13.10% 184
West Midlands +28 355 £500 +2.04% 127
East Midlands +38 200 £425 +3.03% 76
North East +50 115 £475 +18.75% 58
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 3,759 (44.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3,418 (40.69%) DevOps
3 2,778 (33.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 2,713 (32.30%) Java
5 2,318 (27.60%) Docker
6 2,184 (26.00%) Linux
7 2,141 (25.49%) Python
8 2,080 (24.76%) Jenkins
9 1,954 (23.26%) Ansible
10 1,687 (20.08%) Terraform
11 1,558 (18.55%) TDD
12 1,524 (18.14%) Git (software)
13 1,514 (18.02%) Puppet
14 1,478 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
14 1,478 (17.60%) Microservices
15 1,477 (17.58%) Kubernetes
16 1,470 (17.50%) Web Services
17 1,405 (16.73%) JavaScript
18 1,333 (15.87%) Finance
19 1,162 (13.83%) Opscode Chef
20 1,093 (13.01%) SQL
21 1,059 (12.61%) Scrum
22 995 (11.85%) Windows
23 932 (11.10%) Node.js
24 926 (11.02%) Amazon EC2
25 925 (11.01%) Test Automation
26 924 (11.00%) Migration
27 879 (10.46%) Configuration Management
28 812 (9.67%) .NET
29 807 (9.61%) NoSQL

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 407 (4.85%) Tomcat
2 393 (4.68%) Confluence
3 378 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
4 341 (4.06%) Apache Spark
5 323 (3.85%) Apache
6 296 (3.52%) OpenStack
7 204 (2.43%) WebSphere
8 181 (2.15%) WebLogic
9 168 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
10 154 (1.83%) nginx
11 135 (1.61%) IIS
12 101 (1.20%) JBoss
13 88 (1.05%) Jetty
14 69 (0.82%) CMS
15 61 (0.73%) SharePoint
16 58 (0.69%) Apache Solr
17 57 (0.68%) MS Exchange
18 39 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 39 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
19 35 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 100 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 34 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.071%) HipChat
8 4 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.036%) SPSS
10 2 (0.024%) Stata
11 1 (0.012%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.012%) InVision
11 1 (0.012%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.012%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 23 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.14%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.14%) Maximo
4 11 (0.13%) PolarLake
5 10 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 8 (0.095%) Distributed Ledger
7 8 (0.095%) Magento
8 7 (0.083%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.083%) thinkFolio
9 6 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.048%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.048%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.048%) SAP R/3
11 3 (0.036%) Bloomberg AIM
11 3 (0.036%) Eagle PACE
11 3 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2,778 (33.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 926 (11.02%) Amazon EC2
3 775 (9.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 756 (9.00%) Amazon S3
5 753 (8.96%) Serverless
6 643 (7.65%) AWS Lambda
7 637 (7.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 457 (5.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 425 (5.06%) PaaS
10 421 (5.01%) GitHub
11 364 (4.33%) SaaS
12 334 (3.98%) IaaS
13 277 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
14 225 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 225 (2.68%) Office 365
15 191 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
16 190 (2.26%) Amazon SQS
17 182 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
18 171 (2.04%) Route 53
19 167 (1.99%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 462 (5.50%) Firewall
2 323 (3.85%) DNS
3 299 (3.56%) HTTP
4 229 (2.73%) TCP/IP
5 207 (2.46%) VPN
6 164 (1.95%) SSL
7 146 (1.74%) WAN
8 110 (1.31%) LAN
8 110 (1.31%) SAN
9 101 (1.20%) Internet
10 86 (1.02%) Network Security
11 82 (0.98%) DHCP
12 69 (0.82%) FTP
13 60 (0.71%) SSH
13 60 (0.71%) Wireless
14 56 (0.67%) Software-Defined Networking
15 55 (0.65%) MPLS
16 50 (0.60%) IPsec
17 49 (0.58%) NAS
18 46 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 807 (9.61%) NoSQL
2 802 (9.55%) MySQL
3 707 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
4 689 (8.20%) MongoDB
5 644 (7.67%) SQL Server
6 612 (7.29%) Big Data
7 558 (6.64%) Hadoop
8 433 (5.15%) Amazon RDS
9 317 (3.77%) Relational Database
10 306 (3.64%) Amazon Redshift
11 304 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
12 268 (3.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 235 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
14 213 (2.54%) Redis
15 180 (2.14%) Apache Hive
16 105 (1.25%) HBase
17 102 (1.21%) RDBMS
18 101 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
19 94 (1.12%) Oracle Database
20 93 (1.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2,080 (24.76%) Jenkins
2 1,524 (18.14%) Git (software)
3 685 (8.15%) JIRA
4 647 (7.70%) Maven
5 344 (4.10%) Selenium
6 297 (3.54%) GitLab
7 279 (3.32%) TeamCity
8 243 (2.89%) Cucumber
9 239 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 236 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
11 213 (2.54%) JUnit
12 197 (2.35%) Bitbucket
13 188 (2.24%) Gradle
14 184 (2.19%) SonarQube
15 182 (2.17%) Artifactory
16 179 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
17 178 (2.12%) Vagrant
18 154 (1.83%) Subversion
19 146 (1.74%) NUnit
20 135 (1.61%) Mockito
General
1 1,333 (15.87%) Finance
2 470 (5.60%) Banking
3 366 (4.36%) Retail
4 157 (1.87%) Marketing
5 147 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 138 (1.64%) Front Office
7 85 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 78 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 67 (0.80%) Legal
10 65 (0.77%) Law
11 62 (0.74%) Games
12 58 (0.69%) Publishing
13 57 (0.68%) Advertising
14 56 (0.67%) Electronics
15 45 (0.54%) Back Office
15 45 (0.54%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.31%) Retail Banking
17 24 (0.29%) Automotive
18 16 (0.19%) Billing
19 14 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,568 (30.57%) Developer
2 1,804 (21.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,180 (14.05%) Architect
4 1,061 (12.63%) AWS Engineer
5 984 (11.71%) Java Developer
6 772 (9.19%) AWS DevOps
7 670 (7.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 444 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
9 429 (5.11%) Senior Developer
10 380 (4.52%) AWS Architect
11 378 (4.50%) AWS Developer
12 369 (4.39%) Cloud Architect
13 322 (3.83%) .NET Developer
14 311 (3.70%) Data Engineer
15 295 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
16 279 (3.32%) Consultant
17 273 (3.25%) Software Engineer
18 207 (2.46%) Senior DevOps
19 192 (2.29%) Java Engineer
20 188 (2.24%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,470 (17.50%) Web Services
2 932 (11.10%) Node.js
3 812 (9.67%) .NET
4 805 (9.58%) Spring
5 698 (8.31%) REST
6 606 (7.21%) React
7 585 (6.96%) HTML
8 577 (6.87%) AngularJS
9 547 (6.51%) CSS
10 531 (6.32%) RESTful
11 516 (6.14%) Spring Boot
12 394 (4.69%) Kafka
13 308 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
14 304 (3.62%) JSON
15 292 (3.48%) Elastic Stack
16 275 (3.27%) HTML5
17 265 (3.15%) SOAP
18 260 (3.10%) Hibernate
19 240 (2.86%) ASP.NET
20 214 (2.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 610 (7.26%) Greenfield Project
2 478 (5.69%) Public Cloud
3 369 (4.39%) Data Centre
4 340 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 264 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 250 (2.98%) Fintech
7 208 (2.48%) User Experience
8 182 (2.17%) Cloud Native
9 174 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 159 (1.89%) Mobile App
11 146 (1.74%) Private Cloud
12 141 (1.68%) Algorithms
13 137 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
14 121 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
15 116 (1.38%) Data Structures
16 95 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
17 89 (1.06%) PKI
18 77 (0.92%) Management Information System
19 61 (0.73%) Equities
19 61 (0.73%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2,184 (26.00%) Linux
2 995 (11.85%) Windows
3 631 (7.51%) Unix
4 456 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 291 (3.46%) Windows Server
6 274 (3.26%) CentOS
7 111 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 93 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 88 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 85 (1.01%) Android
11 66 (0.79%) VMS
12 61 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 56 (0.67%) Windows 10
14 54 (0.64%) Solaris
15 49 (0.58%) Debian
16 45 (0.54%) CoreOS
17 34 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (0.32%) AIX
18 27 (0.32%) Windows 7
19 19 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,759 (44.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3,418 (40.69%) DevOps
3 1,558 (18.55%) TDD
4 1,478 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
4 1,478 (17.60%) Microservices
5 1,059 (12.61%) Scrum
6 925 (11.01%) Test Automation
7 924 (11.00%) Migration
8 879 (10.46%) Configuration Management
9 761 (9.06%) Software Engineering
10 741 (8.82%) BDD
11 651 (7.75%) Open Source
12 640 (7.62%) Continuous Delivery
13 513 (6.11%) OO
14 511 (6.08%) Analytics
15 489 (5.82%) E-Commerce
16 456 (5.43%) Kanban
17 408 (4.86%) MVC
18 399 (4.75%) Problem-Solving
19 385 (4.58%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,713 (32.30%) Java
2 2,141 (25.49%) Python
3 1,405 (16.73%) JavaScript
4 1,093 (13.01%) SQL
5 707 (8.42%) Bash Shell
6 690 (8.21%) C#
7 618 (7.36%) Ruby
8 571 (6.80%) Java 8
9 478 (5.69%) PowerShell
10 405 (4.82%) Go
11 352 (4.19%) Scala
12 309 (3.68%) Perl
13 259 (3.08%) PHP
14 230 (2.74%) Shell Script
15 214 (2.55%) TypeScript
16 202 (2.40%) Groovy
17 195 (2.32%) ES6
18 184 (2.19%) C++
19 112 (1.33%) C
20 103 (1.23%) R
Qualifications
1 769 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 641 (7.63%) SC Cleared
3 346 (4.12%) Degree
4 212 (2.52%) AWS Certification
5 124 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 106 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 98 (1.17%) CISSP
8 59 (0.70%) CCNP
9 56 (0.67%) CISM
10 54 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 48 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 42 (0.50%) DV Cleared
13 41 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
14 39 (0.46%) CCNA
15 36 (0.43%) ISTQB
16 33 (0.39%) Master's Degree
16 33 (0.39%) MCSE
17 31 (0.37%) CCIE
17 31 (0.37%) CISA
18 26 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (3.27%) QA
2 110 (1.31%) GDPR
3 59 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 54 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 51 (0.61%) PMO
6 46 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 41 (0.49%) SLA
8 23 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 13 (0.15%) PSD2
11 11 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.12%) COBIT
12 10 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 10 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 9 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
14 8 (0.095%) FedRAMP
15 7 (0.083%) ISO 9001
15 7 (0.083%) JSP 440
16 6 (0.071%) NIST 800
16 6 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,318 (27.60%) Docker
2 452 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 338 (4.02%) Active Directory
4 127 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 127 (1.51%) vSphere
5 96 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 92 (1.10%) HDFS
7 53 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (0.49%) VirtualBox
9 40 (0.48%) Xen
10 39 (0.46%) Apache Flume
11 33 (0.39%) etcd
11 33 (0.39%) XenApp
12 30 (0.36%) NFS
13 26 (0.31%) flannel
14 24 (0.29%) vCloud
15 22 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 21 (0.25%) KVM
17 20 (0.24%) OpenAM
18 18 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,954 (23.26%) Ansible
2 1,687 (20.08%) Terraform
3 1,514 (18.02%) Puppet
4 1,477 (17.58%) Kubernetes
5 1,162 (13.83%) Opscode Chef
6 265 (3.15%) Packer
7 178 (2.12%) Nagios
8 144 (1.71%) Salt
9 142 (1.69%) Prometheus
10 138 (1.64%) Grafana
11 135 (1.61%) ZABBIX
12 132 (1.57%) Mesos
13 118 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
14 116 (1.38%) Kibana
15 107 (1.27%) logstash
16 98 (1.17%) SCCM
17 92 (1.10%) Consul
18 78 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
19 73 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
20 67 (0.80%) Rancher
Vendors
1 777 (9.25%) Microsoft
2 722 (8.60%) Google
3 702 (8.36%) Oracle
4 638 (7.60%) VMware
5 376 (4.48%) Red Hat
6 361 (4.30%) Splunk
7 266 (3.17%) Cisco
8 221 (2.63%) IBM
9 176 (2.10%) Atlassian
10 157 (1.87%) New Relic
11 146 (1.74%) SAP
12 128 (1.52%) Tableau
13 124 (1.48%) Cloudera
14 123 (1.46%) Citrix
15 94 (1.12%) AppDynamics
16 77 (0.92%) F5
17 75 (0.89%) CheckPoint
17 75 (0.89%) NetApp
18 74 (0.88%) SaltStack
19 58 (0.69%) HP