Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 36 56
Rank change year-on-year +22 +20 +70
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 8,056 4,855 3,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.56% 5.50% 3.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.70% 37.03% 35.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,884 3,579 2,905
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £378 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 1
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +125.35% -45.38%
10th Percentile £23.65 £31.43 £17.63
90th Percentile £75.50 £58.75 £17.88
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +23.08%

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 20,293 13,111 10,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.56% 14.86% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,028 8,989 7,450
England median daily rate £480 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 184 150
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -14.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £62.93 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -1.58% -3.11% -12.84%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +14 5,004 £550 +4.76% 1,100
South East +6 1,021 £500 +5.26% 258
North of England +48 874 £450 - 302
Midlands +19 478 £500 +8.11% 149
North West +25 398 £475 +5.56% 164
Yorkshire +91 355 £431 -6.81% 104
East of England +37 350 £513 +7.89% 148
South West +14 331 £450 +9.09% 109
West Midlands +18 307 £530 +8.16% 83
East Midlands +23 164 £425 +6.25% 66
North East +23 120 £413 -8.33% 34
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 3,621 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
2 3,247 (40.31%) DevOps
3 2,751 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 2,555 (31.72%) Java
5 2,148 (26.66%) Docker
6 2,145 (26.63%) Linux
7 2,078 (25.79%) Python
8 1,992 (24.73%) Jenkins
9 1,774 (22.02%) Ansible
10 1,520 (18.87%) TDD
11 1,479 (18.36%) Puppet
12 1,473 (18.28%) Terraform
13 1,454 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
14 1,452 (18.02%) Git (software)
15 1,341 (16.65%) Microservices
16 1,323 (16.42%) Web Services
17 1,320 (16.39%) Kubernetes
18 1,297 (16.10%) JavaScript
19 1,219 (15.13%) Finance
20 1,112 (13.80%) SQL
21 1,094 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
22 1,028 (12.76%) Windows
23 994 (12.34%) Scrum
24 945 (11.73%) Node.js
25 926 (11.49%) Configuration Management
26 857 (10.64%) Migration
27 856 (10.63%) Test Automation
28 854 (10.60%) Security Cleared
29 835 (10.36%) Amazon EC2
30 818 (10.15%) .NET

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
1 417 (5.18%) Apache Spark
2 393 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 371 (4.61%) Confluence
4 370 (4.59%) Apache
5 367 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
6 284 (3.53%) OpenStack
7 209 (2.59%) WebSphere
8 198 (2.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 181 (2.25%) WebLogic
10 180 (2.23%) nginx
11 133 (1.65%) IIS
12 102 (1.27%) JBoss
13 83 (1.03%) CMS
14 73 (0.91%) Jetty
15 65 (0.81%) SharePoint
16 63 (0.78%) MS Exchange
17 61 (0.76%) Apache Solr
18 53 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
19 46 (0.57%) Apache Pig
20 41 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 72 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 47 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.16%) HipChat
6 8 (0.099%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.099%) Stata
7 3 (0.037%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.037%) Simulink
7 3 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.025%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.012%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.012%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.012%) GIMP
9 1 (0.012%) InVision
9 1 (0.012%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 20 (0.25%) Markit EDM
3 17 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
3 17 (0.21%) thinkFolio
4 16 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.17%) Front Arena
5 14 (0.17%) PolarLake
6 13 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 11 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
9 9 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 8 (0.099%) Bloomberg AIM
10 8 (0.099%) Magento
11 7 (0.087%) Distributed Ledger
11 7 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
11 7 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
12 5 (0.062%) ION MarketView
12 5 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
13 4 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2,751 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 835 (10.36%) Amazon EC2
3 690 (8.57%) Serverless
4 678 (8.42%) Amazon S3
5 661 (8.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 589 (7.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 563 (6.99%) AWS Lambda
8 427 (5.30%) GitHub
9 405 (5.03%) PaaS
10 396 (4.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 332 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
12 306 (3.80%) SaaS
13 297 (3.69%) IaaS
14 239 (2.97%) Office 365
15 232 (2.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 190 (2.36%) Amazon ELB
17 174 (2.16%) Route 53
18 150 (1.86%) Amazon EMR
19 147 (1.82%) Heroku
20 142 (1.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 419 (5.20%) Firewall
2 315 (3.91%) DNS
3 278 (3.45%) HTTP
4 234 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 200 (2.48%) SSL
6 183 (2.27%) VPN
7 129 (1.60%) WAN
8 110 (1.37%) Internet
9 102 (1.27%) SAN
10 92 (1.14%) DHCP
11 89 (1.10%) LAN
12 85 (1.06%) FTP
13 83 (1.03%) Network Security
14 58 (0.72%) Software-Defined Networking
14 58 (0.72%) Wireless
15 56 (0.70%) Kerberos
15 56 (0.70%) SSH
16 54 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
17 50 (0.62%) IPsec
18 42 (0.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 757 (9.40%) NoSQL
2 723 (8.97%) MySQL
3 669 (8.30%) PostgreSQL
4 657 (8.16%) Big Data
5 617 (7.66%) SQL Server
6 552 (6.85%) MongoDB
7 546 (6.78%) Hadoop
8 431 (5.35%) Amazon RDS
9 339 (4.21%) Amazon Redshift
10 330 (4.10%) Relational Database
11 280 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 274 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
13 214 (2.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 204 (2.53%) Redis
15 201 (2.50%) Apache Hive
16 151 (1.87%) HBase
17 111 (1.38%) RDBMS
18 110 (1.37%) Power BI
19 88 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
19 88 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,992 (24.73%) Jenkins
2 1,452 (18.02%) Git (software)
3 613 (7.61%) JIRA
4 530 (6.58%) Maven
5 314 (3.90%) TeamCity
6 258 (3.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 255 (3.17%) Selenium
8 247 (3.07%) GitLab
9 226 (2.81%) Cucumber
10 209 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 189 (2.35%) JUnit
12 181 (2.25%) Gradle
13 162 (2.01%) NUnit
13 162 (2.01%) Subversion
14 160 (1.99%) Bitbucket
14 160 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
15 155 (1.92%) Artifactory
16 152 (1.89%) SonarQube
17 150 (1.86%) Vagrant
18 140 (1.74%) webpack
General
1 1,219 (15.13%) Finance
2 416 (5.16%) Banking
3 302 (3.75%) Retail
4 153 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 151 (1.87%) Marketing
6 96 (1.19%) Front Office
7 83 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 81 (1.01%) Games
9 61 (0.76%) Law
10 60 (0.74%) Advertising
11 59 (0.73%) Electronics
12 57 (0.71%) Legal
13 51 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 49 (0.61%) Publishing
15 46 (0.57%) Back Office
16 34 (0.42%) Investment Banking
17 27 (0.34%) Automotive
18 23 (0.29%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.14%) Billing
20 9 (0.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2,448 (30.39%) Developer
2 1,661 (20.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,197 (14.86%) Architect
4 1,001 (12.43%) AWS Engineer
5 856 (10.63%) Java Developer
6 759 (9.42%) AWS DevOps
7 621 (7.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 447 (5.55%) Cloud Engineer
9 399 (4.95%) Senior Developer
10 380 (4.72%) AWS Architect
11 356 (4.42%) Cloud Architect
12 347 (4.31%) AWS Developer
13 323 (4.01%) Data Engineer
14 314 (3.90%) .NET Developer
15 308 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
16 296 (3.67%) Consultant
17 229 (2.84%) Senior DevOps
18 207 (2.57%) Software Engineer
19 206 (2.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
20 187 (2.32%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,323 (16.42%) Web Services
2 945 (11.73%) Node.js
3 818 (10.15%) .NET
4 705 (8.75%) Spring
5 665 (8.25%) REST
6 575 (7.14%) HTML
7 543 (6.74%) CSS
8 535 (6.64%) AngularJS
9 518 (6.43%) React
10 516 (6.41%) RESTful
11 459 (5.70%) Kafka
12 396 (4.92%) Spring Boot
13 320 (3.97%) RabbitMQ
14 313 (3.89%) JSON
15 301 (3.74%) HTML5
16 287 (3.56%) XML
17 278 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
18 267 (3.31%) SOAP
19 235 (2.92%) ASP.NET
20 232 (2.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 500 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
2 379 (4.70%) Public Cloud
3 363 (4.51%) Data Centre
4 346 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 256 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 255 (3.17%) Fintech
7 224 (2.78%) User Experience
8 193 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
9 185 (2.30%) Mobile App
10 166 (2.06%) Private Cloud
11 158 (1.96%) Cloud Native
12 157 (1.95%) Algorithms
13 128 (1.59%) Data Structures
14 122 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
15 113 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
16 102 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
17 91 (1.13%) iPad
18 71 (0.88%) PKI
19 70 (0.87%) Management Information System
20 60 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2,145 (26.63%) Linux
2 1,028 (12.76%) Windows
3 662 (8.22%) Unix
4 432 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 316 (3.92%) Windows Server
6 244 (3.03%) CentOS
7 139 (1.73%) Ubuntu
8 124 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 104 (1.29%) Android
10 100 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 81 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 62 (0.77%) Windows 10
13 58 (0.72%) VMS
14 52 (0.65%) CoreOS
15 47 (0.58%) Debian
15 47 (0.58%) Solaris
16 34 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 30 (0.37%) DC/OS
18 28 (0.35%) AIX
19 27 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,621 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
2 3,247 (40.31%) DevOps
3 1,520 (18.87%) TDD
4 1,454 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
5 1,341 (16.65%) Microservices
6 994 (12.34%) Scrum
7 926 (11.49%) Configuration Management
8 857 (10.64%) Migration
9 856 (10.63%) Test Automation
10 670 (8.32%) Software Engineering
11 658 (8.17%) BDD
12 655 (8.13%) Open Source
13 575 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
14 539 (6.69%) E-Commerce
15 510 (6.33%) OO
16 504 (6.26%) Analytics
17 408 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
18 402 (4.99%) MVC
19 398 (4.94%) Kanban
20 392 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,555 (31.72%) Java
2 2,078 (25.79%) Python
3 1,297 (16.10%) JavaScript
4 1,112 (13.80%) SQL
5 714 (8.86%) Ruby
6 713 (8.85%) C#
7 702 (8.71%) Bash Shell
8 503 (6.24%) Java 8
9 471 (5.85%) PowerShell
10 380 (4.72%) Scala
11 375 (4.65%) Go
12 319 (3.96%) Perl
13 255 (3.17%) Shell Script
14 245 (3.04%) Groovy
15 232 (2.88%) PHP
16 209 (2.59%) TypeScript
17 205 (2.54%) C++
18 182 (2.26%) ES6
19 147 (1.82%) C
20 89 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 854 (10.60%) Security Cleared
2 702 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 349 (4.33%) Degree
4 216 (2.68%) AWS Certification
5 134 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 96 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 89 (1.10%) CISSP
8 68 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 56 (0.70%) CCNP
10 55 (0.68%) CISM
11 51 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
12 47 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 45 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
14 40 (0.50%) CCNA
15 38 (0.47%) Master's Degree
16 30 (0.37%) CISA
17 29 (0.36%) MCSE
18 26 (0.32%) ISTQB
19 21 (0.26%) CCIE
20 19 (0.24%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (3.81%) GCP
2 248 (3.08%) QA
3 132 (1.64%) GDPR
4 66 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 64 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 59 (0.73%) SLA
7 57 (0.71%) PMO
8 44 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 29 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 16 (0.20%) COBIT
12 15 (0.19%) HIPAA
13 12 (0.15%) NIST 800
14 10 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 8 (0.099%) PSD2
16 7 (0.087%) Actionable Recommendations
17 6 (0.074%) Disclosure Scotland
18 5 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 5 (0.062%) JSP 440
18 5 (0.062%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,148 (26.66%) Docker
2 408 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 362 (4.49%) Active Directory
4 114 (1.42%) HDFS
5 105 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 103 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 102 (1.27%) vSphere
8 67 (0.83%) Apache Flume
9 48 (0.60%) etcd
9 48 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 48 (0.60%) Xen
10 47 (0.58%) VirtualBox
11 44 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 38 (0.47%) flannel
13 27 (0.34%) NFS
13 27 (0.34%) XenApp
14 24 (0.30%) VMware NSX
15 22 (0.27%) KVM
16 21 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
17 20 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,774 (22.02%) Ansible
2 1,479 (18.36%) Puppet
3 1,473 (18.28%) Terraform
4 1,320 (16.39%) Kubernetes
5 1,094 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
6 266 (3.30%) Packer
7 154 (1.91%) Nagios
8 150 (1.86%) Salt
9 142 (1.76%) Mesos
10 127 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
10 127 (1.58%) Kibana
11 116 (1.44%) Grafana
12 114 (1.42%) logstash
13 113 (1.40%) Prometheus
14 111 (1.38%) Consul
15 109 (1.35%) SCCM
16 106 (1.32%) ZABBIX
17 76 (0.94%) Oozie
18 73 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
19 69 (0.86%) Rancher
Vendors
1 804 (9.98%) Microsoft
2 678 (8.42%) Google
3 667 (8.28%) Oracle
4 558 (6.93%) VMware
5 330 (4.10%) Red Hat
6 325 (4.03%) Splunk
7 239 (2.97%) Cisco
8 194 (2.41%) IBM
9 187 (2.32%) New Relic
10 165 (2.05%) SAP
11 157 (1.95%) Atlassian
12 149 (1.85%) Cloudera
13 117 (1.45%) Tableau
14 114 (1.42%) Citrix
15 102 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
16 86 (1.07%) AppDynamics
17 85 (1.06%) SaltStack
18 70 (0.87%) Talend
19 67 (0.83%) CheckPoint
20 65 (0.81%) Hortonworks