Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 14 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 +23 +21
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 8,536 8,006 4,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.37% 8.58% 5.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.58% 38.10% 35.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,021 5,843 3,610
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.83%
10th Percentile £400 £380 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £540 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +125.35%
10th Percentile £23.25 £23.65 £31.43
90th Percentile £113.50 £75.50 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -

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 23,989 21,014 13,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.15% 22.51% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,490 14,534 9,403
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £275
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 300 191
England median hourly rate £23.22 £19.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.60% -8.33% +7.09%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £73.75 £73.75 £61.00
UK median hourly rate £21.63 £18.95 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -0.29% -3.11%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 +1 4,970 £550 - 1,400
North of England +8 1,061 £475 +5.56% 455
South East +7 1,009 £500 - 356
North West +18 602 £475 - 259
Midlands +18 594 £490 -2.00% 242
South West +14 530 £525 +16.67% 163
West Midlands +17 407 £500 -5.66% 153
Yorkshire +11 372 £495 +14.78% 152
East of England +7 344 £500 -2.44% 206
East Midlands +16 174 £475 +11.76% 88
North East +1 84 £470 +15.69% 45
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 3,638 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 3,527 (41.32%) DevOps
3 3,252 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 2,559 (29.98%) Python
5 2,491 (29.18%) Java
6 2,458 (28.80%) Docker
7 2,091 (24.50%) Linux
8 2,028 (23.76%) Kubernetes
9 1,868 (21.88%) Jenkins
10 1,814 (21.25%) Terraform
11 1,653 (19.37%) Finance
12 1,629 (19.08%) Microservices
13 1,528 (17.90%) Ansible
14 1,426 (16.71%) Git (software)
15 1,322 (15.49%) Web Services
16 1,262 (14.78%) Google Cloud Platform
17 1,241 (14.54%) JavaScript
18 1,234 (14.46%) SQL
19 1,170 (13.71%) TDD
20 1,124 (13.17%) Serverless
21 1,112 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
22 1,083 (12.69%) Scrum
23 965 (11.31%) Migration
24 952 (11.15%) AWS Lambda
25 949 (11.12%) Amazon S3
26 935 (10.95%) Puppet
26 935 (10.95%) Google
27 908 (10.64%) Security Cleared
28 898 (10.52%) Node.js
29 875 (10.25%) Microsoft

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
1 548 (6.42%) Apache Spark
2 447 (5.24%) Confluence
3 337 (3.95%) Apache
4 311 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
5 180 (2.11%) nginx
6 137 (1.60%) OpenStack
7 124 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 109 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 105 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
10 102 (1.19%) IIS
11 91 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
12 85 (1.00%) JBoss
13 84 (0.98%) WebSphere
14 52 (0.61%) MS Exchange
15 47 (0.55%) Apache Solr
15 47 (0.55%) Jetty
16 46 (0.54%) Skype for Business
17 43 (0.50%) CMS
18 42 (0.49%) SAS
18 42 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 80 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 25 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.070%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.059%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.023%) Mingle
8 2 (0.023%) SPSS
9 1 (0.012%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.012%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.012%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.30%) assyst
3 21 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.18%) Magento
5 14 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 11 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
7 9 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.094%) Fredhopper
9 7 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.082%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.082%) SAP Hybris
9 7 (0.082%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
10 6 (0.070%) PolarLake
10 6 (0.070%) Relativity
11 5 (0.059%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.059%) R3 Corda
12 4 (0.047%) Oracle Cash Management
12 4 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.047%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 3,252 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,262 (14.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1,124 (13.17%) Serverless
4 952 (11.15%) AWS Lambda
5 949 (11.12%) Amazon S3
6 859 (10.06%) Amazon EC2
7 798 (9.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 412 (4.83%) GitHub
8 412 (4.83%) PaaS
9 400 (4.69%) Amazon SQS
10 363 (4.25%) SaaS
11 359 (4.21%) OpenShift
12 349 (4.09%) Amazon ECS
13 338 (3.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 337 (3.95%) IaaS
15 334 (3.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 298 (3.49%) Office 365
17 236 (2.76%) Amazon Kinesis
18 233 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
19 226 (2.65%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 394 (4.62%) Firewall
2 256 (3.00%) DNS
3 212 (2.48%) WAN
4 211 (2.47%) VPN
5 189 (2.21%) HTTP
6 149 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 139 (1.63%) LAN
8 128 (1.50%) Internet
9 124 (1.45%) Network Security
10 120 (1.41%) SSL
11 113 (1.32%) DHCP
12 101 (1.18%) SAN
13 64 (0.75%) BGP
14 59 (0.69%) Wireless
15 55 (0.64%) Skype
16 49 (0.57%) FTP
17 47 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
17 47 (0.55%) OSPF
18 44 (0.52%) VLAN
19 42 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 861 (10.09%) Big Data
2 652 (7.64%) Amazon RDS
3 574 (6.72%) NoSQL
4 557 (6.53%) MySQL
5 547 (6.41%) SQL Server
6 526 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
7 501 (5.87%) Hadoop
8 475 (5.56%) MongoDB
9 462 (5.41%) Amazon Redshift
10 378 (4.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 334 (3.91%) Relational Database
12 311 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
13 204 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
14 166 (1.94%) Apache Hive
15 156 (1.83%) Redis
16 148 (1.73%) RDBMS
17 146 (1.71%) Amazon Athena
18 134 (1.57%) Data Lake
19 130 (1.52%) Oracle Database
20 112 (1.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,868 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 1,426 (16.71%) Git (software)
3 858 (10.05%) JIRA
4 351 (4.11%) Maven
5 342 (4.01%) GitLab
6 290 (3.40%) Artifactory
7 276 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 248 (2.91%) JUnit
9 242 (2.84%) Bitbucket
10 230 (2.69%) SonarQube
11 218 (2.55%) Mockito
12 211 (2.47%) Selenium
13 201 (2.35%) TeamCity
14 154 (1.80%) Cucumber
15 144 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
16 128 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 128 (1.50%) Subversion
17 108 (1.27%) CircleCI
18 107 (1.25%) Travis CI
19 98 (1.15%) RStudio
General
1 1,653 (19.37%) Finance
2 454 (5.32%) Banking
3 437 (5.12%) Public Sector
4 316 (3.70%) Retail
5 213 (2.50%) Front Office
6 109 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 109 (1.28%) Marketing
7 102 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 98 (1.15%) Law
9 95 (1.11%) Legal
10 69 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 59 (0.69%) Games
12 56 (0.66%) Publishing
13 51 (0.60%) Manufacturing
14 34 (0.40%) Electronics
15 24 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.25%) Advertising
16 21 (0.25%) Billing
17 18 (0.21%) Back Office
18 17 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,473 (28.97%) Developer
2 1,614 (18.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,307 (15.31%) Architect
4 1,022 (11.97%) AWS Engineer
5 863 (10.11%) Java Developer
6 613 (7.18%) AWS DevOps
7 536 (6.28%) Cloud Engineer
8 508 (5.95%) AWS Developer
9 497 (5.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 490 (5.74%) Data Engineer
11 430 (5.04%) AWS Architect
12 418 (4.90%) Senior Developer
13 377 (4.42%) Cloud Architect
14 295 (3.46%) Python Engineer
15 290 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
16 284 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
17 255 (2.99%) Python Developer
18 241 (2.82%) React Developer
19 234 (2.74%) Consultant
20 231 (2.71%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,322 (15.49%) Web Services
2 898 (10.52%) Node.js
3 678 (7.94%) Kafka
4 668 (7.83%) .NET
5 637 (7.46%) React
6 626 (7.33%) Spring
7 602 (7.05%) AngularJS
8 518 (6.07%) RESTful
9 514 (6.02%) REST
10 437 (5.12%) CSS
11 433 (5.07%) HTML
12 431 (5.05%) Spring Boot
13 343 (4.02%) JSON
14 327 (3.83%) J2EE
15 275 (3.22%) SOAP
16 216 (2.53%) Elastic Stack
17 211 (2.47%) Redux
18 203 (2.38%) .NET Core
19 184 (2.16%) RabbitMQ
20 183 (2.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 505 (5.92%) Public Cloud
2 404 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
3 351 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 296 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 238 (2.79%) Cloud Native
6 161 (1.89%) User Experience
7 158 (1.85%) Algorithms
7 158 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 156 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 154 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 124 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 121 (1.42%) Data Structures
12 117 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
13 115 (1.35%) Management Information System
14 90 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
15 84 (0.98%) Derivative
16 80 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
17 79 (0.93%) PKI
18 74 (0.87%) Hedge funds
19 71 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,091 (24.50%) Linux
2 868 (10.17%) Windows
3 525 (6.15%) Unix
4 388 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 343 (4.02%) Windows Server
6 228 (2.67%) CentOS
7 118 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 113 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 100 (1.17%) Mac OS X
10 96 (1.12%) Android
11 94 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 81 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 61 (0.71%) Windows 10
14 43 (0.50%) Solaris
15 35 (0.41%) CoreOS
16 31 (0.36%) Windows 7
17 27 (0.32%) Debian
17 27 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (0.28%) Mac OS
19 22 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,638 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 3,527 (41.32%) DevOps
3 1,629 (19.08%) Microservices
4 1,170 (13.71%) TDD
5 1,112 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
6 1,083 (12.69%) Scrum
7 965 (11.31%) Migration
8 743 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 729 (8.54%) Software Engineering
10 714 (8.36%) Configuration Management
11 675 (7.91%) Open Source
12 669 (7.84%) BDD
13 613 (7.18%) Infrastructure as Code
14 605 (7.09%) Analytics
15 445 (5.21%) Kanban
16 437 (5.12%) Continuous Delivery
17 434 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
18 415 (4.86%) Data Science
19 402 (4.71%) ETL
20 387 (4.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,559 (29.98%) Python
2 2,491 (29.18%) Java
3 1,241 (14.54%) JavaScript
4 1,234 (14.46%) SQL
5 632 (7.40%) Bash Shell
6 569 (6.67%) C#
7 497 (5.82%) Ruby
8 472 (5.53%) Java 8
9 451 (5.28%) PowerShell
10 369 (4.32%) Scala
11 300 (3.51%) Go
12 215 (2.52%) Perl
13 207 (2.43%) TypeScript
14 205 (2.40%) PHP
15 159 (1.86%) Shell Script
16 156 (1.83%) R
17 146 (1.71%) ES6
18 143 (1.68%) C++
19 100 (1.17%) Groovy
20 89 (1.04%) C
Qualifications
1 908 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 712 (8.34%) SC Cleared
3 293 (3.43%) Degree
4 288 (3.37%) AWS Certification
5 141 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 127 (1.49%) CISSP
7 110 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 89 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 71 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 69 (0.81%) RHCE
11 67 (0.78%) CCNP
12 65 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
13 62 (0.73%) CISM
14 59 (0.69%) DV Cleared
15 48 (0.56%) CCNA
15 48 (0.56%) MCSE
16 37 (0.43%) CCIE
17 36 (0.42%) Master's Degree
18 33 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
19 30 (0.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (2.62%) QA
2 114 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 101 (1.18%) GDPR
4 96 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 68 (0.80%) NIST
6 59 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 37 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 28 (0.33%) SLA
9 27 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 26 (0.30%) COBIT
11 21 (0.25%) NCSC
12 13 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
13 10 (0.12%) GxP
13 10 (0.12%) PMO
14 8 (0.094%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.070%) PSD2
16 5 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 17025
16 5 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 3 (0.035%) Cyber Essentials
17 3 (0.035%) MiFID
System Software
1 2,458 (28.80%) Docker
2 459 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 300 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 82 (0.96%) vSphere
6 75 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 53 (0.62%) HDFS
8 52 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 47 (0.55%) XenApp
10 30 (0.35%) Xen
11 29 (0.34%) Postfix
12 27 (0.32%) Apache Flume
13 26 (0.30%) VMware NSX
14 25 (0.29%) vCloud
15 23 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 23 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
16 21 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
17 19 (0.22%) LXC
17 19 (0.22%) NFS
17 19 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2,028 (23.76%) Kubernetes
2 1,814 (21.25%) Terraform
3 1,528 (17.90%) Ansible
4 935 (10.95%) Puppet
5 733 (8.59%) Opscode Chef
6 206 (2.41%) Packer
7 143 (1.68%) Prometheus
8 136 (1.59%) Grafana
9 134 (1.57%) Consul
10 116 (1.36%) SCCM
11 110 (1.29%) Salt
12 80 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
13 79 (0.93%) Kibana
14 64 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
15 62 (0.73%) Nagios
16 59 (0.69%) SCOM
17 46 (0.54%) ZABBIX
18 44 (0.52%) logstash
18 44 (0.52%) Mesos
19 42 (0.49%) Graphite
Vendors
1 935 (10.95%) Google
2 875 (10.25%) Microsoft
3 530 (6.21%) VMware
4 512 (6.00%) Oracle
5 342 (4.01%) Red Hat
6 319 (3.74%) Splunk
7 263 (3.08%) Cisco
8 165 (1.93%) SAP
9 153 (1.79%) IBM
10 150 (1.76%) Atlassian
10 150 (1.76%) Citrix
11 127 (1.49%) Cloudera
12 121 (1.42%) Tableau
13 111 (1.30%) Informatica
14 98 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
15 85 (1.00%) CheckPoint
16 84 (0.98%) F5
17 78 (0.91%) EMC
18 77 (0.90%) NetApp
19 76 (0.89%) New Relic