Period
to 30 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 March 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)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 12 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +27
Contract jobs citing AWS 5,784 8,943 7,344
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 10.23% 10.05% 7.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.45% 36.50% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,195 6,520 5,383
Median daily rate £550 £536 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £388
90th Percentile £700 £675 £665
UK median daily rate £535 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +1.90% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.88 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.59% -10.88% +3.03%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% +3.03%

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 17,289 24,500 19,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.58% 27.54% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,720 17,051 13,307
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 276 235
Median hourly rate £24.20 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.58% -8.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.06 £11.45
90th Percentile £56.75 £58.75 £47.95
Median hourly rate £23.35 £18.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.11% -1.79% +5.56%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in England

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for AWS in England

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in England over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in England

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in England.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in England

AWS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS in England over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for AWS in England

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 AWS within the England region over the 6 months to 30 March 2020. 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 0 3,189 £550 - 1,222
North of England +6 890 £500 - 464
South East 0 620 £500 - 317
North West +5 455 £525 +3.45% 250
South West +6 453 £525 +5.00% 153
Midlands -6 317 £500 +5.26% 234
Yorkshire +3 313 £505 +1.00% 156
East of England +8 292 £500 +2.56% 214
West Midlands -7 197 £500 - 156
North East +2 120 £450 -8.16% 58
East Midlands -4 117 £475 +5.56% 78
AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 England region with a requirement for AWS.

1 2,346 (40.56%) Azure
2 2,345 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 1,999 (34.56%) DevOps
4 1,726 (29.84%) Python
5 1,586 (27.42%) Java
6 1,424 (24.62%) Docker
7 1,265 (21.87%) Kubernetes
8 1,176 (20.33%) Terraform
9 1,078 (18.64%) Microservices
10 1,057 (18.27%) Jenkins
11 1,020 (17.63%) Finance
12 1,000 (17.29%) Web Services
13 999 (17.27%) GCP
14 981 (16.96%) Linux
15 947 (16.37%) SQL
16 946 (16.36%) JavaScript
17 885 (15.30%) Security Cleared
18 832 (14.38%) Ansible
19 806 (13.93%) Serverless
20 740 (12.79%) Git (software)
21 714 (12.34%) Software Engineering
22 708 (12.24%) SC Cleared
23 697 (12.05%) Scrum
24 685 (11.84%) Node.js
25 654 (11.31%) TDD
26 645 (11.15%) AWS Lambda
27 626 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
28 590 (10.20%) Amazon S3
29 579 (10.01%) Migration
30 558 (9.65%) Google

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
1 272 (4.70%) Confluence
2 268 (4.63%) Apache Spark
3 199 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
4 137 (2.37%) Apache
5 94 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 86 (1.49%) nginx
7 60 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 56 (0.97%) IIS
9 47 (0.81%) JBoss
10 45 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
10 45 (0.78%) MS Exchange
11 44 (0.76%) SharePoint
12 41 (0.71%) OpenStack
13 38 (0.66%) CMS
13 38 (0.66%) Red Hat Fuse
14 37 (0.64%) MQSeries
15 36 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 31 (0.54%) SAS
16 31 (0.54%) Skype for Business
17 29 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 40 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.069%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.069%) XMetaL
6 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.052%) InDesign
6 3 (0.052%) Sketch
6 3 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.017%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.017%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 41 (0.71%) FINCAD Analytics
2 27 (0.47%) Markit EDM
3 22 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
5 17 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 14 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
7 10 (0.17%) assyst
8 9 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.14%) PolarLake
9 8 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
10 7 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
11 5 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.086%) SAP CRM
11 5 (0.086%) SAP IS-U
12 4 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.069%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2,346 (40.56%) Azure
2 999 (17.27%) GCP
3 806 (13.93%) Serverless
4 645 (11.15%) AWS Lambda
5 590 (10.20%) Amazon S3
6 536 (9.27%) Amazon EC2
7 480 (8.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 279 (4.82%) GitHub
9 270 (4.67%) OpenShift
10 234 (4.05%) Amazon SQS
11 233 (4.03%) PaaS
12 211 (3.65%) SaaS
13 207 (3.58%) Amazon ECS
14 183 (3.16%) IaaS
15 180 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 176 (3.04%) Office 365
17 149 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
18 137 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 136 (2.35%) Amazon Kinesis
20 114 (1.97%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 242 (4.18%) Firewall
2 179 (3.09%) DNS
3 137 (2.37%) HTTP
4 134 (2.32%) TCP/IP
5 130 (2.25%) VPN
6 94 (1.63%) WAN
7 90 (1.56%) Network Security
8 86 (1.49%) SSL
9 84 (1.45%) DHCP
10 67 (1.16%) SAN
11 59 (1.02%) LAN
12 55 (0.95%) Kerberos
13 47 (0.81%) Skype
14 41 (0.71%) Internet
15 38 (0.66%) IPsec
16 35 (0.61%) BGP
17 28 (0.48%) OSPF
18 26 (0.45%) Wireless
19 25 (0.43%) FTP
20 24 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (7.81%) Big Data
2 413 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 379 (6.55%) SQL Server
4 371 (6.41%) Amazon RDS
5 370 (6.40%) NoSQL
6 343 (5.93%) MySQL
7 314 (5.43%) Amazon Redshift
8 313 (5.41%) MongoDB
9 235 (4.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 222 (3.84%) Relational Database
11 212 (3.67%) Hadoop
12 196 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
13 192 (3.32%) Amazon Athena
14 135 (2.33%) Redis
15 133 (2.30%) Data Lake
16 126 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
17 98 (1.69%) RDBMS
18 86 (1.49%) Oracle Database
19 81 (1.40%) Amazon Aurora
20 77 (1.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,057 (18.27%) Jenkins
2 740 (12.79%) Git (software)
3 434 (7.50%) JIRA
4 279 (4.82%) GitLab
5 239 (4.13%) Maven
6 170 (2.94%) Artifactory
7 136 (2.35%) JUnit
8 131 (2.26%) SonarQube
9 129 (2.23%) CircleCI
9 129 (2.23%) Cucumber
10 127 (2.20%) Bitbucket
11 113 (1.95%) Mockito
12 108 (1.87%) Selenium
13 106 (1.83%) TeamCity
14 99 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
15 87 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 87 (1.50%) Travis CI
16 76 (1.31%) RStudio
17 71 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
18 65 (1.12%) Gradle
General
1 1,020 (17.63%) Finance
2 436 (7.54%) Public Sector
3 327 (5.65%) Front Office
4 272 (4.70%) Banking
5 174 (3.01%) Retail
6 99 (1.71%) Marketing
7 81 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 73 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 53 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 45 (0.78%) Law
11 40 (0.69%) Games
12 32 (0.55%) Publishing
13 26 (0.45%) Advertising
14 25 (0.43%) Billing
14 25 (0.43%) Electronics
15 24 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (0.41%) Police
16 20 (0.35%) Legal
17 18 (0.31%) Back Office
18 17 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,707 (29.51%) Developer
2 935 (16.17%) Architect
3 867 (14.99%) DevOps Engineer
4 692 (11.96%) AWS Engineer
5 504 (8.71%) Java Developer
6 399 (6.90%) AWS Developer
7 366 (6.33%) AWS DevOps
8 296 (5.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 291 (5.03%) Data Engineer
10 279 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
11 263 (4.55%) Senior Developer
12 245 (4.24%) Cloud Architect
13 239 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
14 217 (3.75%) Software Engineer
15 215 (3.72%) Consultant
16 208 (3.60%) AWS Architect
17 200 (3.46%) Python Developer
18 199 (3.44%) Python Engineer
19 179 (3.09%) .NET Developer
20 165 (2.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,000 (17.29%) Web Services
2 685 (11.84%) Node.js
3 540 (9.34%) React
4 499 (8.63%) .NET
5 477 (8.25%) AngularJS
6 428 (7.40%) Spring
7 427 (7.38%) REST
8 291 (5.03%) Spring Boot
9 279 (4.82%) CSS
10 278 (4.81%) Kafka
10 278 (4.81%) RESTful
11 268 (4.63%) HTML
12 187 (3.23%) J2EE
13 185 (3.20%) SOAP
14 174 (3.01%) .NET Core
15 172 (2.97%) JSON
16 166 (2.87%) Vue.js
17 132 (2.28%) XML
18 124 (2.14%) Redux
19 118 (2.04%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 404 (6.98%) Public Cloud
2 330 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
3 298 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 268 (4.63%) Fixed Income
5 257 (4.44%) Data Centre
6 218 (3.77%) Derivative
7 193 (3.34%) Equities
8 187 (3.23%) Cloud Native
9 179 (3.09%) Hedge funds
10 155 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 128 (2.21%) User Experience
12 109 (1.88%) Algorithms
13 102 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
14 96 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
15 94 (1.63%) Data Structures
16 81 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
17 75 (1.30%) Management Information System
18 71 (1.23%) Mobile App
19 67 (1.16%) PKI
20 65 (1.12%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 981 (16.96%) Linux
2 507 (8.77%) Windows
3 228 (3.94%) Windows Server
4 210 (3.63%) Unix
5 123 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 72 (1.24%) CentOS
7 60 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 58 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 55 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 53 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
11 44 (0.76%) Android
12 41 (0.71%) Apple iOS
13 31 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 27 (0.47%) Solaris
15 26 (0.45%) Windows 10
16 25 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
17 21 (0.36%) CoreOS
18 17 (0.29%) Debian
19 16 (0.28%) AIX
19 16 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,345 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1,999 (34.56%) DevOps
3 1,078 (18.64%) Microservices
4 714 (12.34%) Software Engineering
5 697 (12.05%) Scrum
6 654 (11.31%) TDD
7 626 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
8 579 (10.01%) Migration
9 497 (8.59%) Open Source
10 470 (8.13%) Test Automation
11 461 (7.97%) Infrastructure as Code
12 433 (7.49%) Analytics
13 372 (6.43%) Configuration Management
14 365 (6.31%) BDD
15 343 (5.93%) Asset Management
16 296 (5.12%) Problem-Solving
17 289 (5.00%) Kanban
18 280 (4.84%) Mentoring
19 277 (4.79%) ETL
20 258 (4.46%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,726 (29.84%) Python
2 1,586 (27.42%) Java
3 947 (16.37%) SQL
4 946 (16.36%) JavaScript
5 503 (8.70%) C#
6 314 (5.43%) Bash Shell
7 280 (4.84%) Ruby
8 272 (4.70%) PowerShell
9 220 (3.80%) Java 8
10 208 (3.60%) Go
11 199 (3.44%) R
12 193 (3.34%) TypeScript
13 174 (3.01%) Scala
14 135 (2.33%) PHP
15 133 (2.30%) C++
16 109 (1.88%) Perl
17 86 (1.49%) Shell Script
18 82 (1.42%) PL/SQL
19 75 (1.30%) Kotlin
20 73 (1.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 885 (15.30%) Security Cleared
2 708 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 208 (3.60%) Degree
4 172 (2.97%) AWS Certification
5 93 (1.61%) CISSP
6 92 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 81 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 77 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 55 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 47 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 34 (0.59%) CCNA
12 31 (0.54%) CISM
13 26 (0.45%) CCNP
14 23 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
15 21 (0.36%) CCIE
16 20 (0.35%) CRISC
16 20 (0.35%) GIAC
16 20 (0.35%) MCSE
17 19 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
17 19 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (2.49%) QA
2 77 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (1.02%) GDPR
4 45 (0.78%) NCSC
5 44 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 42 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 38 (0.66%) SLA
8 33 (0.57%) NIST
9 24 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 24 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 23 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 21 (0.36%) PMO
12 13 (0.22%) ISO 20022
13 11 (0.19%) TARGET2
14 10 (0.17%) COBIT
15 9 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
16 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 6 (0.10%) GxP
18 5 (0.086%) ISAE 3402
18 5 (0.086%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,424 (24.62%) Docker
2 276 (4.77%) Active Directory
3 220 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 67 (1.16%) vSphere
6 58 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (0.73%) VMware NSX
8 41 (0.71%) Postfix
9 38 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (0.50%) XenApp
11 27 (0.47%) HDFS
12 18 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.31%) Xen
13 13 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.22%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.16%) NDS
14 9 (0.16%) NFS
14 9 (0.16%) VMFS
15 8 (0.14%) Apache Flume
15 8 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 1,265 (21.87%) Kubernetes
2 1,176 (20.33%) Terraform
3 832 (14.38%) Ansible
4 457 (7.90%) Puppet
5 339 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
6 88 (1.52%) Prometheus
7 86 (1.49%) SCCM
8 76 (1.31%) Packer
9 63 (1.09%) Salt
10 62 (1.07%) Grafana
11 50 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
12 44 (0.76%) Rancher
13 41 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
13 41 (0.71%) Nagios
14 38 (0.66%) Kibana
14 38 (0.66%) vRealize
15 25 (0.43%) Consul
16 23 (0.40%) Data Guard
16 23 (0.40%) SCOM
17 22 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 558 (9.65%) Google
2 493 (8.52%) Microsoft
3 415 (7.17%) Oracle
4 350 (6.05%) VMware
5 156 (2.70%) Cisco
6 132 (2.28%) Red Hat
7 126 (2.18%) SAP
8 111 (1.92%) Cloudera
9 101 (1.75%) Splunk
10 93 (1.61%) Tableau
11 84 (1.45%) Citrix
11 84 (1.45%) IBM
12 77 (1.33%) Sybase
13 74 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
14 68 (1.18%) MuleSoft
15 66 (1.14%) Atlassian
16 62 (1.07%) Informatica
17 52 (0.90%) Hortonworks
18 50 (0.86%) Talend
19 46 (0.80%) Dell