Period
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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 9 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 0
Contract jobs citing AWS 8,375 5,478 4,835
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 11.80% 11.90% 11.08%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.21% 34.00% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,244 4,122 3,669
10th Percentile £425 £400 £400
25th Percentile £506 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £695 £625 £638
90th Percentile £775 £700 £713
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 10
10th Percentile £46.40 £21.98 £23.73
25th Percentile £55.75 £46.21 £45.63
Median hourly rate £72.00 £60.00 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +14.29% +8.47%
75th Percentile £77.50 £65.72 £60.44
90th Percentile £81.00 £73.45 £62.25
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +55.56% -14.29% +8.47%

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 25,215 16,114 13,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.52% 34.99% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,543 11,618 9,689
10th Percentile £321 £315 £300
25th Percentile £439 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 265 206
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.64 £12.56
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.14% +5.25% +3.90%
75th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £38.60
90th Percentile £75.00 £62.15 £54.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +2 5,458 £613 +11.36% 1,021
North of England -4 763 £550 +10.00% 417
South East -1 525 £550 +8.91% 198
North West 0 483 £550 +10.89% 255
Midlands +1 385 £525 +8.25% 196
West Midlands +3 316 £538 +7.23% 114
East of England +5 262 £500 -1.48% 148
South West -16 239 £550 +10.00% 128
Yorkshire -5 230 £550 +8.91% 109
North East 0 75 £550 +0.46% 53
East Midlands -18 65 £500 +14.29% 80
AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 3,685 (44.00%) Azure
2 3,122 (37.28%) Agile
3 3,014 (35.99%) DevOps
4 2,577 (30.77%) Python
5 2,403 (28.69%) CI/CD
6 2,079 (24.82%) Terraform
7 1,995 (23.82%) Kubernetes
8 1,855 (22.15%) Docker
9 1,822 (21.76%) Java
10 1,785 (21.31%) Finance
11 1,681 (20.07%) GCP
12 1,519 (18.14%) Microservices
13 1,463 (17.47%) SQL
13 1,463 (17.47%) Linux
14 1,371 (16.37%) Software Engineering
15 1,355 (16.18%) Social Skills
16 1,301 (15.53%) Serverless
17 1,299 (15.51%) JavaScript
18 1,233 (14.72%) Jenkins
19 1,137 (13.58%) Git (software)
20 1,135 (13.55%) React
21 1,104 (13.18%) Security Cleared
22 1,053 (12.57%) Ansible
23 980 (11.70%) AWS Lambda
24 957 (11.43%) SC Cleared
25 941 (11.24%) Infrastructure as Code
26 937 (11.19%) Scrum
27 891 (10.64%) Analytics
28 886 (10.58%) Microsoft
29 871 (10.40%) Migration

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
1 503 (6.01%) Confluence
2 335 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 194 (2.32%) Apache
4 182 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 140 (1.67%) Apache Airflow
6 113 (1.35%) nginx
7 109 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 79 (0.94%) SAS
9 64 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
9 64 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 61 (0.73%) OpenStack
11 59 (0.70%) IIS
12 52 (0.62%) CMS
12 52 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 44 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 38 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 35 (0.42%) JBoss
16 34 (0.41%) Traefik
17 31 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
18 29 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 60 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
3 37 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.060%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.060%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.036%) SPSS
9 2 (0.024%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.012%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.012%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 43 (0.51%) assyst
2 18 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
3 16 (0.19%) Shopify
4 14 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.096%) Sentinel
5 8 (0.096%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 7 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.072%) Cloudability
7 6 (0.072%) Magento
7 6 (0.072%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.072%) SimCorp Dimension
7 6 (0.072%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.060%) Maximo
9 4 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.036%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3,685 (44.00%) Azure
2 1,681 (20.07%) GCP
3 1,301 (15.53%) Serverless
4 980 (11.70%) AWS Lambda
5 657 (7.84%) Amazon S3
6 633 (7.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 548 (6.54%) Amazon EC2
8 510 (6.09%) GitHub
9 380 (4.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 380 (4.54%) PaaS
10 376 (4.49%) SaaS
11 323 (3.86%) IaaS
12 286 (3.41%) Amazon EKS
13 282 (3.37%) Amazon ECS
14 247 (2.95%) Microsoft 365
15 235 (2.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 234 (2.79%) OpenShift
17 225 (2.69%) Amazon SQS
18 181 (2.16%) Snowflake
19 170 (2.03%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 329 (3.93%) Firewall
2 315 (3.76%) DNS
3 198 (2.36%) VPN
4 155 (1.85%) Network Security
5 148 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 110 (1.31%) WAN
7 106 (1.27%) Internet
8 102 (1.22%) HTTP
9 100 (1.19%) DHCP
10 74 (0.88%) SSL
11 64 (0.76%) LAN
12 63 (0.75%) SD-WAN
13 57 (0.68%) IPsec
14 55 (0.66%) BGP
15 44 (0.53%) OSPF
16 40 (0.48%) VLAN
17 39 (0.47%) MPLS
17 39 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
18 38 (0.45%) FTP
19 36 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
2 428 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
3 424 (5.06%) SQL Server
4 417 (4.98%) Big Data
5 413 (4.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 395 (4.72%) Amazon RDS
7 383 (4.57%) NoSQL
8 347 (4.14%) MySQL
9 336 (4.01%) Relational Database
10 327 (3.90%) MongoDB
11 325 (3.88%) Amazon Redshift
12 239 (2.85%) Data Lake
13 169 (2.02%) Pentaho
14 157 (1.87%) Hadoop
15 138 (1.65%) Amazon Athena
16 135 (1.61%) Power BI
17 126 (1.50%) Redis
18 118 (1.41%) Oracle Database
19 107 (1.28%) RDBMS
20 103 (1.23%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,233 (14.72%) Jenkins
2 1,137 (13.58%) Git (software)
3 808 (9.65%) JIRA
4 625 (7.46%) GitLab
5 214 (2.56%) Bitbucket
6 189 (2.26%) Maven
7 156 (1.86%) Artifactory
8 133 (1.59%) JUnit
9 132 (1.58%) CircleCI
10 129 (1.54%) SonarQube
11 121 (1.44%) Gradle
12 102 (1.22%) Selenium
13 94 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
14 92 (1.10%) TeamCity
15 85 (1.01%) Cucumber
16 72 (0.86%) git-flow
17 71 (0.85%) Subversion
18 63 (0.75%) webpack
19 61 (0.73%) Mockito
20 60 (0.72%) JMeter
General
1 1,785 (21.31%) Finance
2 1,355 (16.18%) Social Skills
3 624 (7.45%) Public Sector
4 428 (5.11%) Front Office
5 423 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
6 405 (4.84%) Banking
7 240 (2.87%) Retail
8 181 (2.16%) Presentation Skills
9 157 (1.87%) Telecoms
10 154 (1.84%) Marketing
11 123 (1.47%) Legal
12 113 (1.35%) Influencing Skills
13 104 (1.24%) Financial Institution
14 93 (1.11%) Investment Banking
15 88 (1.05%) Games
16 79 (0.94%) Law
17 62 (0.74%) Manufacturing
18 60 (0.72%) Publishing
19 51 (0.61%) Documentation Skills
20 50 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,211 (26.40%) Developer
2 1,331 (15.89%) Architect
3 1,125 (13.43%) AWS Engineer
4 1,108 (13.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 598 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 530 (6.33%) Java Developer
7 497 (5.93%) Data Engineer
8 467 (5.58%) AWS DevOps
9 456 (5.44%) Python Developer
10 424 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
11 417 (4.98%) AWS Developer
12 399 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 399 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
13 333 (3.98%) Python Engineer
14 331 (3.95%) AWS Architect
15 330 (3.94%) Senior Developer
16 310 (3.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 294 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
18 263 (3.14%) Java Engineer
19 252 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,135 (13.55%) React
2 800 (9.55%) Kafka
3 724 (8.64%) Node.js
4 679 (8.11%) .NET
5 478 (5.71%) REST
6 398 (4.75%) Spring
7 375 (4.48%) CSS
8 372 (4.44%) HTML
9 343 (4.10%) AngularJS
10 322 (3.84%) Spring Boot
11 289 (3.45%) RESTful
12 262 (3.13%) JSON
13 246 (2.94%) Django
14 235 (2.81%) Flask
15 223 (2.66%) Pandas
16 222 (2.65%) GraphQL
17 201 (2.40%) .NET Core
18 192 (2.29%) Web Services
19 168 (2.01%) HTML5
20 165 (1.97%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 595 (7.10%) Public Cloud
2 527 (6.29%) Cloud Native
3 353 (4.21%) Hedge funds
4 338 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
5 321 (3.83%) Equities
6 292 (3.49%) Data Centre
7 269 (3.21%) Derivative
8 213 (2.54%) User Experience
9 190 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
10 187 (2.23%) Fixed Income
11 182 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 158 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
13 133 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
14 129 (1.54%) Management Information System
15 122 (1.46%) Algorithms
15 122 (1.46%) Data Structures
16 117 (1.40%) Private Cloud
17 115 (1.37%) PKI
18 112 (1.34%) Mobile App
19 106 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,463 (17.47%) Linux
2 686 (8.19%) Windows
3 419 (5.00%) Unix
4 266 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 218 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 113 (1.35%) CentOS
7 73 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 69 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 67 (0.80%) Android
10 59 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 59 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
10 59 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
11 55 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (0.49%) Solaris
13 27 (0.32%) Windows 10
14 25 (0.30%) AIX
15 20 (0.24%) Mac OS
16 18 (0.21%) VMS
17 14 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,122 (37.28%) Agile
2 3,014 (35.99%) DevOps
3 2,403 (28.69%) CI/CD
4 1,519 (18.14%) Microservices
5 1,371 (16.37%) Software Engineering
6 941 (11.24%) Infrastructure as Code
7 937 (11.19%) Scrum
8 891 (10.64%) Analytics
9 871 (10.40%) Migration
10 792 (9.46%) Full Stack Development
11 721 (8.61%) Test Automation
12 704 (8.41%) TDD
13 591 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
14 577 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
15 514 (6.14%) ETL
16 479 (5.72%) Configuration Management
17 458 (5.47%) Asset Management
18 452 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
19 435 (5.19%) Investment Management
20 428 (5.11%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2,577 (30.77%) Python
2 1,822 (21.76%) Java
3 1,463 (17.47%) SQL
4 1,299 (15.51%) JavaScript
5 636 (7.59%) TypeScript
6 547 (6.53%) C#
7 513 (6.13%) Bash
8 401 (4.79%) Go
9 383 (4.57%) PowerShell
10 306 (3.65%) Scala
11 269 (3.21%) Ruby
12 212 (2.53%) Shell Script
13 172 (2.05%) C
14 141 (1.68%) PL/SQL
15 132 (1.58%) Perl
16 128 (1.53%) C++
17 116 (1.39%) Groovy
18 112 (1.34%) PHP
19 104 (1.24%) T-SQL
20 95 (1.13%) R
Qualifications
1 1,104 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 957 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 284 (3.39%) AWS Certification
4 246 (2.94%) Degree
5 110 (1.31%) CISSP
6 104 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 100 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 91 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 75 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 54 (0.64%) ISTQB
11 42 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 41 (0.49%) CISM
12 41 (0.49%) RHCE
13 39 (0.47%) CCNP
14 36 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
15 32 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 29 (0.35%) CCNA
17 27 (0.32%) CCIE
18 24 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 23 (0.27%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (3.45%) QA
2 140 (1.67%) GDPR
3 125 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 113 (1.35%) SLA
5 103 (1.23%) Accessibility
6 83 (0.99%) NIST
7 79 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 64 (0.76%) NCSC
9 50 (0.60%) PCI DSS
10 25 (0.30%) COBIT
11 21 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.20%) PMO
13 14 (0.17%) SOC 2
14 11 (0.13%) NIST 800
15 10 (0.12%) HIPAA
16 8 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
16 8 (0.096%) GRC
17 7 (0.084%) GLBA
18 6 (0.072%) IFRS
18 6 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,855 (22.15%) Docker
2 320 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 311 (3.71%) Active Directory
4 96 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 75 (0.90%) vSphere
6 59 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 54 (0.64%) HDFS
7 54 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 25 (0.30%) XenApp
10 20 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (0.24%) VMware NSX
11 17 (0.20%) KVM
12 15 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (0.17%) vCloud
14 12 (0.14%) Firmware
14 12 (0.14%) Xen
15 11 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 11 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 2,079 (24.82%) Terraform
2 1,995 (23.82%) Kubernetes
3 1,053 (12.57%) Ansible
4 349 (4.17%) Puppet
5 274 (3.27%) Prometheus
6 230 (2.75%) Grafana
7 226 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
8 167 (1.99%) Packer
9 117 (1.40%) Consul
10 93 (1.11%) SCCM
11 91 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
12 70 (0.84%) Istio
13 69 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
14 64 (0.76%) Kibana
15 63 (0.75%) ZABBIX
16 55 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
17 51 (0.61%) Nagios
18 38 (0.45%) Graphite
18 38 (0.45%) HAProxy
19 36 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 886 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 594 (7.09%) Google
3 551 (6.58%) Oracle
4 482 (5.76%) VMware
5 255 (3.04%) Splunk
6 183 (2.19%) Red Hat
7 179 (2.14%) SAP
8 176 (2.10%) Cisco
9 160 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
10 146 (1.74%) Talend
11 133 (1.59%) IBM
12 120 (1.43%) Databricks
13 117 (1.40%) Informatica
14 103 (1.23%) Cloudera
15 93 (1.11%) ServiceNow
16 92 (1.10%) Atlassian
17 88 (1.05%) MuleSoft
18 77 (0.92%) F5
19 69 (0.82%) Citrix
20 62 (0.74%) CheckPoint