Period
to 30 September 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 September 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +20
Contract jobs citing AWS 3,207 8,049 8,116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 12.40% 10.12% 8.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.91% 34.48% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,674 5,787 6,136
Median daily rate £538 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £385
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £545 £525
% change year-on-year -3.67% +3.81% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 8,242 23,345 21,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.86% 29.36% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,543 16,028 14,912
Median daily rate £500 £500 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +3.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 368 312
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +19.21% -5.63%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £82.50 £63.89
Median hourly rate £32.75 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +52.33% +19.44% -10.00%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -1 1,959 £550 -2.22% 759
North of England +8 460 £500 +5.26% 374
North West +5 253 £500 +2.56% 222
South West +10 231 £500 -4.76% 125
South East +2 220 £475 -5.00% 206
Yorkshire +9 155 £500 +5.26% 119
East of England +3 134 £513 +2.50% 105
Midlands -20 94 £432 -13.60% 180
West Midlands -28 59 £432 -13.60% 117
North East +11 47 £525 +16.67% 33
East Midlands -12 34 £405 -19.00% 61
AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1,507 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,443 (45.00%) Azure
3 1,296 (40.41%) Java
4 1,268 (39.54%) DevOps
5 1,187 (37.01%) Python
6 897 (27.97%) Kubernetes
7 891 (27.78%) Docker
8 832 (25.94%) Finance
9 807 (25.16%) Microservices
10 792 (24.70%) Web Services
11 699 (21.80%) GCP
12 650 (20.27%) Software Engineering
13 642 (20.02%) Jenkins
14 637 (19.86%) Terraform
15 603 (18.80%) JavaScript
16 568 (17.71%) Security Cleared
17 556 (17.34%) SQL
18 511 (15.93%) Serverless
19 506 (15.78%) Asset Management
20 471 (14.69%) SC Cleared
21 465 (14.50%) Linux
22 449 (14.00%) React
23 442 (13.78%) AWS Lambda
24 425 (13.25%) TDD
25 410 (12.78%) Git (software)
26 405 (12.63%) AngularJS
27 399 (12.44%) Banking
28 392 (12.22%) Test Automation
29 388 (12.10%) Front Office
30 380 (11.85%) Scrum

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
1 176 (5.49%) Apache
2 139 (4.33%) Confluence
3 134 (4.18%) Apache Spark
4 99 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
5 67 (2.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 43 (1.34%) Tomcat
7 37 (1.15%) SharePoint
8 36 (1.12%) Mule
9 25 (0.78%) nginx
10 24 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 19 (0.59%) CMS
12 17 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (0.53%) IIS
13 16 (0.50%) Jupyter
14 15 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
16 13 (0.41%) JBoss
16 13 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.34%) Red Hat Fuse
17 11 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.16%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.094%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.094%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.094%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.094%) Sketch
5 2 (0.062%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.031%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 18 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (0.19%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
4 5 (0.16%) Magento
4 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.094%) assyst
6 3 (0.094%) Avolution ABACUS
6 3 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.094%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.094%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.094%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.094%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.062%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.062%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.062%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,443 (45.00%) Azure
2 699 (21.80%) GCP
3 511 (15.93%) Serverless
4 442 (13.78%) AWS Lambda
5 351 (10.94%) Amazon S3
6 306 (9.54%) Amazon EC2
7 227 (7.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 222 (6.92%) Amazon ECS
9 143 (4.46%) GitHub
10 134 (4.18%) Amazon SQS
11 122 (3.80%) OpenShift
12 113 (3.52%) PaaS
13 106 (3.31%) SaaS
14 102 (3.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 100 (3.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 99 (3.09%) IaaS
17 82 (2.56%) Amazon EKS
18 76 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
19 74 (2.31%) Apigee
20 58 (1.81%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 127 (3.96%) Firewall
2 101 (3.15%) DNS
3 77 (2.40%) SSL
4 51 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 51 (1.59%) VPN
5 49 (1.53%) Network Security
6 48 (1.50%) HTTP
7 44 (1.37%) WAN
8 36 (1.12%) Internet
9 33 (1.03%) Skype
10 31 (0.97%) HTTPS
11 26 (0.81%) DHCP
11 26 (0.81%) LAN
12 18 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
13 17 (0.53%) SAN
13 17 (0.53%) Wireless
14 16 (0.50%) VLAN
15 15 (0.47%) BGP
15 15 (0.47%) Kerberos
16 14 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (8.48%) MySQL
2 269 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
3 241 (7.51%) SQL Server
4 222 (6.92%) Amazon RDS
5 218 (6.80%) MongoDB
6 217 (6.77%) Amazon Redshift
7 205 (6.39%) NoSQL
8 203 (6.33%) Big Data
9 171 (5.33%) Hadoop
10 166 (5.18%) Relational Database
11 151 (4.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 100 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
13 71 (2.21%) RDBMS
14 68 (2.12%) Amazon Aurora
15 67 (2.09%) Apache Hive
16 57 (1.78%) Data Lake
17 48 (1.50%) Power BI
18 43 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
19 41 (1.28%) Redis
20 40 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 642 (20.02%) Jenkins
2 410 (12.78%) Git (software)
3 260 (8.11%) GitLab
4 222 (6.92%) JIRA
5 166 (5.18%) Maven
6 163 (5.08%) Artifactory
7 108 (3.37%) JUnit
7 108 (3.37%) Mockito
8 88 (2.74%) Cucumber
8 88 (2.74%) RStudio
9 79 (2.46%) SonarQube
10 73 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
11 72 (2.25%) Selenium
12 59 (1.84%) Gradle
13 53 (1.65%) Bitbucket
14 43 (1.34%) TeamCity
15 31 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 29 (0.90%) CircleCI
16 29 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
17 27 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 832 (25.94%) Finance
2 399 (12.44%) Banking
3 388 (12.10%) Front Office
4 241 (7.51%) Public Sector
5 148 (4.61%) Investment Banking
6 49 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.40%) Retail
8 44 (1.37%) Back Office
9 43 (1.34%) Marketing
10 35 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 28 (0.87%) Law
12 24 (0.75%) Electronics
13 20 (0.62%) Games
14 18 (0.56%) Advertising
15 17 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.44%) Police
17 13 (0.41%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.41%) Legal
18 11 (0.34%) Retail Banking
19 9 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,204 (37.54%) Developer
2 521 (16.25%) AWS Engineer
3 482 (15.03%) Architect
4 448 (13.97%) Java Developer
5 391 (12.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 350 (10.91%) AWS Developer
7 274 (8.54%) Software Engineer
8 217 (6.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 208 (6.49%) Python Developer
10 194 (6.05%) AWS DevOps
11 172 (5.36%) Python Engineer
12 164 (5.11%) AWS Architect
13 157 (4.90%) Java Engineer
14 154 (4.80%) Cloud Engineer
15 150 (4.68%) Cloud Architect
16 149 (4.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 144 (4.49%) AWS Software Engineer
18 141 (4.40%) JavaScript Developer
19 140 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
20 133 (4.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 792 (24.70%) Web Services
2 449 (14.00%) React
3 405 (12.63%) AngularJS
4 356 (11.10%) Node.js
5 305 (9.51%) Spring
6 254 (7.92%) Vue.js
7 241 (7.51%) REST
8 234 (7.30%) .NET
9 212 (6.61%) Spring Boot
10 165 (5.14%) RESTful
11 152 (4.74%) Kafka
12 151 (4.71%) HTML
13 124 (3.87%) CSS
14 121 (3.77%) gRPC
15 115 (3.59%) .NET Core
16 109 (3.40%) J2EE
17 101 (3.15%) JSON
17 101 (3.15%) OAuth
18 93 (2.90%) Swagger
19 88 (2.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 380 (11.85%) Fixed Income
2 374 (11.66%) Hedge funds
3 369 (11.51%) Derivative
4 327 (10.20%) Equities
5 247 (7.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 179 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
7 150 (4.68%) Public Cloud
8 144 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
9 106 (3.31%) Cloud Native
10 94 (2.93%) Mobile App
11 92 (2.87%) Data Centre
11 92 (2.87%) User Experience
12 56 (1.75%) Blog
13 55 (1.71%) Management Information System
14 40 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
15 37 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
15 37 (1.15%) Private Cloud
16 32 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
17 30 (0.94%) Data Structures
18 29 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 465 (14.50%) Linux
2 194 (6.05%) Windows
3 183 (5.71%) Unix
4 77 (2.40%) Mac OS X
5 74 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 72 (2.25%) Android
7 51 (1.59%) Windows Server
8 36 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (0.87%) CentOS
10 27 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
11 23 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.65%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.62%) Debian
14 18 (0.56%) Windows 10
15 15 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
16 12 (0.37%) VMS
17 9 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
18 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,507 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,268 (39.54%) DevOps
3 807 (25.16%) Microservices
4 650 (20.27%) Software Engineering
5 506 (15.78%) Asset Management
6 425 (13.25%) TDD
7 392 (12.22%) Test Automation
8 380 (11.85%) Scrum
9 356 (11.10%) Investment Management
10 308 (9.60%) Migration
11 277 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
12 276 (8.61%) BDD
13 250 (7.80%) Open Source
14 232 (7.23%) Infrastructure as Code
15 209 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
16 192 (5.99%) Analytics
17 175 (5.46%) Decision-Making
17 175 (5.46%) Pair Programming
18 172 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
19 158 (4.93%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,296 (40.41%) Java
2 1,187 (37.01%) Python
3 603 (18.80%) JavaScript
4 556 (17.34%) SQL
5 263 (8.20%) Java 8
6 222 (6.92%) C#
7 210 (6.55%) Bash Shell
8 144 (4.49%) Kotlin
9 131 (4.08%) R
10 125 (3.90%) TypeScript
11 107 (3.34%) Ruby
11 107 (3.34%) Scala
12 106 (3.31%) PowerShell
13 95 (2.96%) Go
14 90 (2.81%) Shell Script
15 65 (2.03%) PHP
16 60 (1.87%) Perl
17 56 (1.75%) C++
18 45 (1.40%) C
19 37 (1.15%) ES6
Qualifications
1 568 (17.71%) Security Cleared
2 471 (14.69%) SC Cleared
3 107 (3.34%) Degree
4 80 (2.49%) AWS Certification
4 80 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 59 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 53 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 48 (1.50%) CISSP
8 42 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (1.00%) Sun Certification
10 25 (0.78%) DBS Check
11 21 (0.65%) CCA
12 20 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
13 19 (0.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 17 (0.53%) CISM
14 17 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (0.50%) CCNP
15 16 (0.50%) CCSP
16 15 (0.47%) Master's Degree
17 14 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (3.21%) QA
2 31 (0.97%) GDPR
3 30 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.41%) SLA
6 11 (0.34%) NCSC
6 11 (0.34%) NIST
6 11 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.31%) HIPAA
8 8 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.22%) GxP
9 7 (0.22%) PMO
10 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.094%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.031%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.031%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.031%) SEPA
System Software
1 891 (27.78%) Docker
2 129 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 73 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.09%) vSphere
5 34 (1.06%) HDFS
6 25 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (0.41%) NDS
10 12 (0.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 12 (0.37%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.19%) NFS
14 5 (0.16%) Postfix
14 5 (0.16%) Xen
15 4 (0.12%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.12%) Varnish
15 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.094%) KVM
Systems Management
1 897 (27.97%) Kubernetes
2 637 (19.86%) Terraform
3 372 (11.60%) Ansible
4 204 (6.36%) Puppet
5 129 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
6 103 (3.21%) Prometheus
7 58 (1.81%) Kibana
8 57 (1.78%) Packer
9 56 (1.75%) Grafana
10 31 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
11 30 (0.94%) logstash
12 25 (0.78%) Nagios
13 22 (0.69%) Zipkin
14 21 (0.65%) SCCM
15 20 (0.62%) FortiGate
16 18 (0.56%) Rancher
17 16 (0.50%) NetIQ Identity Manager
18 15 (0.47%) Rundeck
19 13 (0.41%) Consul
19 13 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 375 (11.69%) Google
2 265 (8.26%) Oracle
3 247 (7.70%) Microsoft
4 133 (4.15%) Splunk
5 127 (3.96%) Cloudera
6 108 (3.37%) VMware
7 82 (2.56%) AppDynamics
8 58 (1.81%) SAP
9 55 (1.71%) Cisco
10 50 (1.56%) Hortonworks
11 45 (1.40%) MuleSoft
12 43 (1.34%) F5
13 40 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 39 (1.22%) IBM
15 37 (1.15%) Tableau
16 36 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
17 35 (1.09%) Talend
18 31 (0.97%) Informatica
19 30 (0.94%) Databricks
20 27 (0.84%) Atlassian