Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 26 46
Rank change year-on-year +15 +20 +59
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 8,971 6,232 4,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.41% 6.56% 4.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.01% 37.94% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,602 4,650 3,098
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £388 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 3
England median hourly rate £41.13 £40.15 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +14.72% +1.17%
10th Percentile £34.15 £26.08 £20.60
90th Percentile £96.48 £58.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year +3.36% +14.72% +1.17%

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 22,997 16,426 11,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.13% 17.29% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,101 11,510 8,247
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 202 170
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.64
90th Percentile £58.00 £58.75 £56.76
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -16.82%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +8 5,407 £550 +4.76% 1,282
South East +1 1,060 £525 +8.47% 323
North of England +35 1,008 £475 +5.56% 388
Midlands +30 681 £475 +3.26% 213
North West +24 455 £500 +5.26% 203
Yorkshire +35 445 £450 - 131
West Midlands +25 424 £500 +5.26% 129
South West +15 419 £475 +11.76% 154
East of England +24 381 £500 -4.76% 123
East Midlands +38 238 £438 +9.38% 84
North East +45 112 £500 +23.76% 54
South Coast - 2 - -
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 3,973 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3,708 (41.33%) DevOps
3 3,057 (34.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 2,823 (31.47%) Java
5 2,520 (28.09%) Docker
6 2,302 (25.66%) Linux
7 2,298 (25.62%) Python
8 2,274 (25.35%) Jenkins
9 2,127 (23.71%) Ansible
10 1,782 (19.86%) Terraform
11 1,693 (18.87%) Kubernetes
12 1,661 (18.52%) TDD
13 1,660 (18.50%) Git (software)
14 1,602 (17.86%) Microservices
15 1,586 (17.68%) Puppet
16 1,510 (16.83%) Web Services
17 1,483 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
18 1,455 (16.22%) JavaScript
19 1,422 (15.85%) Finance
20 1,237 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
21 1,209 (13.48%) SQL
22 1,059 (11.80%) Windows
23 1,048 (11.68%) Scrum
24 1,012 (11.28%) Migration
25 1,000 (11.15%) Test Automation
26 969 (10.80%) Google Cloud Platform
27 938 (10.46%) Amazon EC2
28 921 (10.27%) NoSQL
29 901 (10.04%) Node.js
30 874 (9.74%) Serverless

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
1 483 (5.38%) Confluence
2 434 (4.84%) Tomcat
3 407 (4.54%) Elasticsearch
4 336 (3.75%) OpenStack
5 325 (3.62%) Apache Spark
6 296 (3.30%) Apache
7 273 (3.04%) WebSphere
8 231 (2.57%) WebLogic
9 203 (2.26%) nginx
10 158 (1.76%) IIS
11 134 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
12 128 (1.43%) JBoss
13 121 (1.35%) Jetty
14 81 (0.90%) CMS
15 75 (0.84%) MS Exchange
15 75 (0.84%) SharePoint
16 66 (0.74%) Apache Solr
17 53 (0.59%) Mongrel
18 50 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 41 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 88 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 48 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
4 25 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.045%) HipChat
8 3 (0.033%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.033%) SPSS
9 1 (0.011%) CATIA
9 1 (0.011%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.011%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.16%) Maximo
3 11 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.10%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.10%) PolarLake
4 9 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.078%) Sentinel
6 6 (0.067%) Endur
6 6 (0.067%) Magento
6 6 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.067%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.067%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.056%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.056%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.045%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.045%) SAP R/3
8 4 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3,057 (34.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 969 (10.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 938 (10.46%) Amazon EC2
4 874 (9.74%) Serverless
5 776 (8.65%) Amazon S3
6 695 (7.75%) AWS Lambda
7 658 (7.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 494 (5.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 459 (5.12%) PaaS
10 409 (4.56%) GitHub
11 394 (4.39%) IaaS
12 392 (4.37%) SaaS
13 344 (3.83%) Cloud Computing
14 276 (3.08%) Office 365
15 229 (2.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 225 (2.51%) OpenShift
17 223 (2.49%) Amazon SQS
18 222 (2.47%) Amazon EMR
19 184 (2.05%) Route 53
20 178 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 484 (5.40%) Firewall
2 354 (3.95%) DNS
3 309 (3.44%) HTTP
4 268 (2.99%) VPN
5 245 (2.73%) TCP/IP
6 163 (1.82%) WAN
7 152 (1.69%) SSL
8 127 (1.42%) LAN
9 107 (1.19%) Network Security
10 103 (1.15%) SAN
11 99 (1.10%) Internet
12 95 (1.06%) DHCP
13 81 (0.90%) FTP
14 69 (0.77%) IPsec
15 68 (0.76%) Wireless
16 60 (0.67%) OSPF
17 59 (0.66%) BGP
18 58 (0.65%) MPLS
19 52 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
20 47 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 921 (10.27%) NoSQL
2 864 (9.63%) MySQL
3 715 (7.97%) MongoDB
4 702 (7.83%) SQL Server
5 674 (7.51%) PostgreSQL
6 647 (7.21%) Hadoop
7 646 (7.20%) Big Data
8 449 (5.01%) Amazon RDS
9 328 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 322 (3.59%) Amazon Redshift
11 316 (3.52%) Relational Database
12 299 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 253 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
14 224 (2.50%) Redis
15 220 (2.45%) Apache Hive
16 129 (1.44%) Amazon Aurora
17 124 (1.38%) RDBMS
18 111 (1.24%) Oracle Database
19 106 (1.18%) HBase
20 103 (1.15%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 2,274 (25.35%) Jenkins
2 1,660 (18.50%) Git (software)
3 792 (8.83%) JIRA
4 665 (7.41%) Maven
5 357 (3.98%) Selenium
6 316 (3.52%) GitLab
7 278 (3.10%) TeamCity
8 267 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
9 251 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 237 (2.64%) JUnit
11 231 (2.57%) Cucumber
12 212 (2.36%) SonarQube
13 203 (2.26%) Bitbucket
14 199 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
15 190 (2.12%) NUnit
16 188 (2.10%) Subversion
17 183 (2.04%) MSTest
18 180 (2.01%) Gradle
19 177 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
20 174 (1.94%) Artifactory
General
1 1,422 (15.85%) Finance
2 502 (5.60%) Banking
3 370 (4.12%) Retail
4 173 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 170 (1.89%) Marketing
6 133 (1.48%) Front Office
7 101 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 93 (1.04%) Law
9 88 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 74 (0.82%) Electronics
10 74 (0.82%) Legal
11 70 (0.78%) Publishing
12 64 (0.71%) Back Office
13 57 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 50 (0.56%) Advertising
15 49 (0.55%) Games
16 26 (0.29%) Automotive
17 24 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 20 (0.22%) Billing
19 17 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,702 (30.12%) Developer
2 1,955 (21.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,228 (13.69%) Architect
4 1,092 (12.17%) AWS Engineer
5 1,074 (11.97%) Java Developer
6 816 (9.10%) AWS DevOps
7 708 (7.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 454 (5.06%) Senior Developer
9 448 (4.99%) Cloud Engineer
10 426 (4.75%) AWS Developer
11 393 (4.38%) AWS Architect
12 377 (4.20%) Cloud Architect
13 327 (3.65%) Data Engineer
14 315 (3.51%) .NET Developer
15 301 (3.36%) Consultant
16 293 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
17 243 (2.71%) Software Engineer
18 236 (2.63%) Senior DevOps
19 232 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
20 223 (2.49%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,510 (16.83%) Web Services
2 901 (10.04%) Node.js
3 834 (9.30%) Spring
4 832 (9.27%) .NET
5 723 (8.06%) REST
6 689 (7.68%) React
7 622 (6.93%) HTML
8 596 (6.64%) RESTful
9 591 (6.59%) AngularJS
10 582 (6.49%) CSS
11 566 (6.31%) Spring Boot
12 415 (4.63%) Kafka
13 338 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
14 330 (3.68%) JSON
15 297 (3.31%) Hibernate
16 293 (3.27%) SOAP
17 263 (2.93%) HTML5
18 260 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
19 257 (2.86%) ASP.NET
20 227 (2.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 676 (7.54%) Greenfield Project
2 497 (5.54%) Public Cloud
3 395 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 344 (3.83%) Data Centre
5 252 (2.81%) Fintech
6 222 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 215 (2.40%) Cloud Native
8 202 (2.25%) User Experience
9 178 (1.98%) Algorithms
10 157 (1.75%) Mobile App
11 135 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
12 132 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
13 124 (1.38%) Management Information System
14 117 (1.30%) Data Structures
15 115 (1.28%) Private Cloud
16 114 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
17 76 (0.85%) PKI
18 67 (0.75%) Equities
19 65 (0.72%) Hedge funds
19 65 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2,302 (25.66%) Linux
2 1,059 (11.80%) Windows
3 577 (6.43%) Unix
4 507 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 329 (3.67%) Windows Server
6 272 (3.03%) CentOS
7 113 (1.26%) Ubuntu
8 90 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 84 (0.94%) Android
10 76 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 60 (0.67%) VMS
12 57 (0.64%) Solaris
12 57 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 53 (0.59%) Windows 10
14 48 (0.54%) Debian
15 40 (0.45%) CoreOS
16 26 (0.29%) AIX
16 26 (0.29%) Windows 7
17 21 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,973 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3,708 (41.33%) DevOps
3 1,661 (18.52%) TDD
4 1,602 (17.86%) Microservices
5 1,483 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
6 1,048 (11.68%) Scrum
7 1,012 (11.28%) Migration
8 1,000 (11.15%) Test Automation
9 846 (9.43%) Configuration Management
10 786 (8.76%) BDD
11 761 (8.48%) Software Engineering
12 750 (8.36%) Open Source
13 612 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
14 573 (6.39%) Analytics
15 550 (6.13%) OO
16 449 (5.01%) E-Commerce
16 449 (5.01%) Kanban
17 435 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
18 398 (4.44%) Deployment Automation
19 384 (4.28%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2,823 (31.47%) Java
2 2,298 (25.62%) Python
3 1,455 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 1,209 (13.48%) SQL
5 725 (8.08%) Bash Shell
6 695 (7.75%) C#
7 625 (6.97%) Java 8
8 592 (6.60%) Ruby
9 530 (5.91%) PowerShell
10 369 (4.11%) Go
11 355 (3.96%) Scala
12 331 (3.69%) Perl
13 279 (3.11%) PHP
14 205 (2.29%) ES6
15 200 (2.23%) TypeScript
16 197 (2.20%) Shell Script
17 160 (1.78%) Groovy
18 147 (1.64%) C++
19 116 (1.29%) R
20 108 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 830 (9.25%) Security Cleared
2 703 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 353 (3.93%) Degree
4 244 (2.72%) AWS Certification
5 150 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 122 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 109 (1.22%) CISSP
8 90 (1.00%) CCNP
9 61 (0.68%) CISM
10 60 (0.67%) RHCE
11 58 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 49 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 49 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 47 (0.52%) Master's Degree
14 45 (0.50%) DV Cleared
15 44 (0.49%) CCIE
16 43 (0.48%) MCSE
17 41 (0.46%) PhD
17 41 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
18 37 (0.41%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (3.18%) QA
2 97 (1.08%) GDPR
3 80 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 77 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 33 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 28 (0.31%) SLA
7 27 (0.30%) PMO
8 19 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 19 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.17%) FedRAMP
10 13 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 12 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.12%) PSD2
13 10 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
13 10 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 8 (0.089%) ISAE 3402
14 8 (0.089%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.089%) ISO 31000
14 8 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 7 (0.078%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2,520 (28.09%) Docker
2 424 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 368 (4.10%) Active Directory
4 123 (1.37%) vSphere
5 111 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 98 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 86 (0.96%) HDFS
8 72 (0.80%) Xen
9 49 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (0.40%) VirtualBox
11 35 (0.39%) XenApp
12 33 (0.37%) Apache Flume
13 27 (0.30%) KVM
14 26 (0.29%) vCloud
15 25 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 24 (0.27%) etcd
17 23 (0.26%) NFS
18 21 (0.23%) flannel
19 20 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
20 17 (0.19%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2,127 (23.71%) Ansible
2 1,782 (19.86%) Terraform
3 1,693 (18.87%) Kubernetes
4 1,586 (17.68%) Puppet
5 1,237 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
6 246 (2.74%) Packer
7 177 (1.97%) Nagios
8 175 (1.95%) Prometheus
9 160 (1.78%) Grafana
10 150 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
11 149 (1.66%) Salt
12 130 (1.45%) ZABBIX
13 124 (1.38%) Kibana
14 114 (1.27%) Mesos
15 103 (1.15%) SCCM
16 101 (1.13%) logstash
17 88 (0.98%) Consul
18 81 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
19 71 (0.79%) Rancher
20 70 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 855 (9.53%) Google
2 830 (9.25%) Microsoft
3 807 (9.00%) Oracle
4 629 (7.01%) VMware
5 467 (5.21%) Red Hat
6 439 (4.89%) Splunk
7 300 (3.34%) Cisco
8 232 (2.59%) Atlassian
9 211 (2.35%) IBM
10 169 (1.88%) Cloudera
11 152 (1.69%) Tableau
12 144 (1.61%) SAP
13 132 (1.47%) New Relic
14 127 (1.42%) Citrix
15 91 (1.01%) F5
16 87 (0.97%) CheckPoint
17 83 (0.93%) AppDynamics
18 82 (0.91%) Hortonworks
18 82 (0.91%) Qualys
19 78 (0.87%) HP