Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 12 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 +24
Contract jobs citing AWS 6,130 8,781 6,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.95% 9.74% 7.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.55% 36.95% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,330 6,301 4,930
England median daily rate £545 £533 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +2.40% +4.00%
10th Percentile £389 £398 £388
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
UK median daily rate £530 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +0.95% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% -8.11%
10th Percentile £24.30 £35.00 £27.33
90th Percentile £53.75 £61.25 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% -8.11%

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 18,835 23,764 18,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.57% 26.36% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,900 16,522 12,644
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 296 218
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.39 £11.25
90th Percentile £74.13 £49.38 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £21.13 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.71% -12.50% +11.11%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in England

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in England

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in England over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in England

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS in England

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in England over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor 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 16 February 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 +2 3,541 £550 - 1,572
North of England +4 879 £500 - 570
South East -3 636 £500 -3.38% 401
North West +5 513 £513 -0.24% 310
South West +10 424 £525 +5.00% 211
Midlands -7 353 £500 +5.26% 287
East of England +4 278 £500 +1.78% 255
Yorkshire +1 270 £475 +5.56% 202
West Midlands -2 230 £510 +4.56% 186
East Midlands -4 122 £450 - 100
North East -4 97 £430 -13.91% 58
AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 2,466 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2,457 (40.08%) Azure
3 2,131 (34.76%) DevOps
4 1,823 (29.74%) Python
5 1,656 (27.01%) Java
6 1,494 (24.37%) Docker
7 1,311 (21.39%) Kubernetes
8 1,235 (20.15%) Terraform
9 1,120 (18.27%) Web Services
10 1,118 (18.24%) Microservices
11 1,107 (18.06%) Jenkins
12 1,078 (17.59%) Linux
13 1,066 (17.39%) Finance
14 1,059 (17.28%) SQL
15 1,031 (16.82%) GCP
16 922 (15.04%) JavaScript
17 889 (14.50%) Security Cleared
18 887 (14.47%) Ansible
19 820 (13.38%) Serverless
20 771 (12.58%) Git (software)
21 763 (12.45%) Scrum
22 741 (12.09%) Software Engineering
23 737 (12.02%) SC Cleared
24 692 (11.29%) Node.js
25 675 (11.01%) TDD
26 663 (10.82%) AWS Lambda
27 637 (10.39%) Migration
28 629 (10.26%) Amazon S3
29 618 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
30 596 (9.72%) Windows

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
1 294 (4.80%) Apache Spark
2 278 (4.54%) Confluence
3 231 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
4 150 (2.45%) Apache
5 103 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 89 (1.45%) nginx
7 67 (1.09%) IIS
7 67 (1.09%) WebLogic
8 65 (1.06%) JBoss
9 61 (1.00%) SharePoint
10 60 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 53 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
12 47 (0.77%) MS Exchange
13 46 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
14 43 (0.70%) Red Hat Fuse
15 41 (0.67%) WebSphere
16 39 (0.64%) Skype for Business
17 37 (0.60%) CMS
17 37 (0.60%) MQSeries
17 37 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 58 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.11%) XMetaL
5 6 (0.098%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.049%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.049%) InDesign
7 3 (0.049%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.033%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.016%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 52 (0.85%) FINCAD Analytics
2 23 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.16%) assyst
6 9 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
7 8 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.13%) PolarLake
7 8 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.098%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.098%) SimCorp Dimension
8 6 (0.098%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 5 (0.082%) Distributed Ledger
9 5 (0.082%) Eikon
9 5 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.065%) SAP GRC
10 4 (0.065%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2,457 (40.08%) Azure
2 1,031 (16.82%) GCP
3 820 (13.38%) Serverless
4 663 (10.82%) AWS Lambda
5 629 (10.26%) Amazon S3
6 558 (9.10%) Amazon EC2
7 518 (8.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 296 (4.83%) GitHub
9 277 (4.52%) Amazon SQS
10 262 (4.27%) PaaS
11 259 (4.23%) OpenShift
12 226 (3.69%) Office 365
13 221 (3.61%) IaaS
14 216 (3.52%) SaaS
15 207 (3.38%) Amazon ECS
16 163 (2.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 161 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
18 145 (2.37%) Amazon Kinesis
19 133 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 126 (2.06%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 251 (4.09%) Firewall
2 200 (3.26%) DNS
3 132 (2.15%) VPN
4 118 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 110 (1.79%) HTTP
6 95 (1.55%) SSL
7 92 (1.50%) DHCP
8 91 (1.48%) WAN
9 86 (1.40%) Network Security
10 74 (1.21%) SAN
11 63 (1.03%) Kerberos
12 55 (0.90%) Skype
13 53 (0.86%) Internet
13 53 (0.86%) LAN
14 44 (0.72%) IPsec
15 30 (0.49%) FTP
16 28 (0.46%) BGP
17 23 (0.38%) NAS
17 23 (0.38%) NetScaler
18 22 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (7.98%) PostgreSQL
2 488 (7.96%) Big Data
3 442 (7.21%) SQL Server
4 432 (7.05%) Amazon RDS
5 395 (6.44%) NoSQL
6 389 (6.35%) MySQL
7 373 (6.08%) Amazon Redshift
8 312 (5.09%) MongoDB
9 276 (4.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 260 (4.24%) Hadoop
11 226 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
12 224 (3.65%) Relational Database
13 222 (3.62%) Amazon Athena
14 167 (2.72%) Data Lake
15 137 (2.23%) Redis
16 134 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
17 109 (1.78%) RDBMS
18 104 (1.70%) Power BI
19 100 (1.63%) Amazon Aurora
20 92 (1.50%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,107 (18.06%) Jenkins
2 771 (12.58%) Git (software)
3 482 (7.86%) JIRA
4 244 (3.98%) Maven
5 229 (3.74%) GitLab
6 169 (2.76%) Artifactory
7 160 (2.61%) JUnit
8 148 (2.41%) Mockito
9 134 (2.19%) Cucumber
10 132 (2.15%) SonarQube
10 132 (2.15%) TeamCity
11 124 (2.02%) Selenium
12 118 (1.92%) Bitbucket
13 113 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
14 108 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 97 (1.58%) CircleCI
16 85 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
17 84 (1.37%) Travis CI
18 82 (1.34%) RStudio
19 77 (1.26%) Gradle
General
1 1,066 (17.39%) Finance
2 407 (6.64%) Public Sector
3 331 (5.40%) Front Office
4 287 (4.68%) Banking
5 201 (3.28%) Retail
6 100 (1.63%) Marketing
7 81 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 65 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 58 (0.95%) Law
10 55 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 39 (0.64%) Billing
12 35 (0.57%) Games
13 30 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 25 (0.41%) Back Office
14 25 (0.41%) Publishing
15 24 (0.39%) Electronics
16 21 (0.34%) Advertising
17 20 (0.33%) Financial Institution
18 19 (0.31%) Automotive
19 17 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,816 (29.62%) Developer
2 952 (15.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 948 (15.46%) Architect
4 730 (11.91%) AWS Engineer
5 543 (8.86%) Java Developer
6 421 (6.87%) AWS Developer
7 412 (6.72%) AWS DevOps
8 343 (5.60%) Data Engineer
9 323 (5.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 305 (4.98%) Cloud Engineer
11 298 (4.86%) Senior Developer
12 260 (4.24%) Cloud Architect
13 240 (3.92%) AWS Architect
13 240 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
14 238 (3.88%) Python Engineer
15 224 (3.65%) Software Engineer
16 213 (3.47%) Python Developer
17 210 (3.43%) Consultant
18 199 (3.25%) .NET Developer
19 196 (3.20%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,120 (18.27%) Web Services
2 692 (11.29%) Node.js
3 567 (9.25%) .NET
4 547 (8.92%) React
5 478 (7.80%) AngularJS
6 443 (7.23%) Spring
7 435 (7.10%) REST
8 313 (5.11%) RESTful
9 283 (4.62%) Spring Boot
10 282 (4.60%) CSS
11 277 (4.52%) Kafka
12 272 (4.44%) HTML
13 235 (3.83%) J2EE
14 200 (3.26%) .NET Core
15 182 (2.97%) JSON
16 179 (2.92%) SOAP
17 144 (2.35%) XML
18 135 (2.20%) Vue.js
19 122 (1.99%) Redux
20 120 (1.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 474 (7.73%) Public Cloud
2 398 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
3 304 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 277 (4.52%) Fixed Income
5 276 (4.50%) Data Centre
6 244 (3.98%) Derivative
7 171 (2.79%) Cloud Native
7 171 (2.79%) Equities
8 146 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 141 (2.30%) Hedge funds
10 116 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
11 110 (1.79%) Algorithms
11 110 (1.79%) User Experience
12 91 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
13 89 (1.45%) Data Structures
14 83 (1.35%) Private Cloud
15 76 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
16 72 (1.17%) Blog
17 71 (1.16%) PKI
18 68 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,078 (17.59%) Linux
2 596 (9.72%) Windows
3 261 (4.26%) Windows Server
4 217 (3.54%) Unix
5 156 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 83 (1.35%) CentOS
7 77 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 75 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 70 (1.14%) Ubuntu
10 46 (0.75%) Android
11 42 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 42 (0.69%) Windows 10
12 24 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 22 (0.36%) Debian
13 22 (0.36%) Solaris
14 20 (0.33%) CoreOS
15 18 (0.29%) Windows 7
16 16 (0.26%) VMS
17 10 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,466 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2,131 (34.76%) DevOps
3 1,118 (18.24%) Microservices
4 763 (12.45%) Scrum
5 741 (12.09%) Software Engineering
6 675 (11.01%) TDD
7 637 (10.39%) Migration
8 618 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
9 499 (8.14%) Analytics
10 482 (7.86%) Open Source
11 453 (7.39%) Infrastructure as Code
12 439 (7.16%) Test Automation
13 414 (6.75%) Configuration Management
14 374 (6.10%) Asset Management
15 359 (5.86%) BDD
16 326 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
17 312 (5.09%) ETL
18 310 (5.06%) Kanban
19 273 (4.45%) Mentoring
20 257 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,823 (29.74%) Python
2 1,656 (27.01%) Java
3 1,059 (17.28%) SQL
4 922 (15.04%) JavaScript
5 545 (8.89%) C#
6 348 (5.68%) Bash Shell
7 321 (5.24%) Ruby
8 305 (4.98%) PowerShell
9 242 (3.95%) Java 8
10 224 (3.65%) R
11 210 (3.43%) Go
11 210 (3.43%) Scala
12 189 (3.08%) TypeScript
13 177 (2.89%) C++
14 158 (2.58%) PHP
15 116 (1.89%) Perl
16 102 (1.66%) Shell Script
17 81 (1.32%) C
18 75 (1.22%) Kotlin
19 72 (1.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 889 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 737 (12.02%) SC Cleared
3 207 (3.38%) Degree
4 173 (2.82%) AWS Certification
5 97 (1.58%) CISSP
6 76 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 62 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 61 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 49 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 28 (0.46%) CCNA
12 27 (0.44%) CISM
13 25 (0.41%) MCSE
14 24 (0.39%) MCSA
15 22 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 20 (0.33%) CCNP
16 20 (0.33%) GIAC
17 17 (0.28%) BC Cleared
18 16 (0.26%) PhD
19 15 (0.24%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (2.58%) QA
2 74 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (0.90%) NCSC
4 53 (0.86%) GDPR
5 49 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 46 (0.75%) SLA
7 39 (0.64%) NIST
7 39 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 24 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 21 (0.34%) PMO
10 14 (0.23%) COBIT
11 12 (0.20%) ISO 20022
12 10 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
12 10 (0.16%) TARGET2
13 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.082%) ISO 22301
15 4 (0.065%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,494 (24.37%) Docker
2 327 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 289 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 109 (1.78%) vSphere
5 95 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 69 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
7 56 (0.91%) VMware NSX
8 50 (0.82%) Postfix
9 41 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 39 (0.64%) XenApp
11 32 (0.52%) HDFS
12 26 (0.42%) XenDesktop
13 20 (0.33%) Xen
14 19 (0.31%) VirtualBox
15 17 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (0.20%) NDS
17 12 (0.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
18 11 (0.18%) NFS
18 11 (0.18%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 1,311 (21.39%) Kubernetes
2 1,235 (20.15%) Terraform
3 887 (14.47%) Ansible
4 478 (7.80%) Puppet
5 360 (5.87%) Opscode Chef
6 115 (1.88%) SCCM
7 111 (1.81%) Packer
8 95 (1.55%) Prometheus
9 57 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
10 55 (0.90%) Grafana
10 55 (0.90%) Nagios
11 51 (0.83%) Rancher
11 51 (0.83%) Salt
12 50 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
13 42 (0.69%) Kibana
13 42 (0.69%) vRealize
14 34 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
15 26 (0.42%) HAProxy
16 25 (0.41%) Consul
16 25 (0.41%) Istio
Vendors
1 582 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 562 (9.17%) Google
3 454 (7.41%) VMware
4 408 (6.66%) Oracle
5 156 (2.54%) Cisco
5 156 (2.54%) Red Hat
6 143 (2.33%) Splunk
7 132 (2.15%) Cloudera
8 123 (2.01%) Tableau
9 102 (1.66%) Citrix
9 102 (1.66%) SAP
10 92 (1.50%) IBM
11 83 (1.35%) Sybase
12 70 (1.14%) Informatica
13 67 (1.09%) Atlassian
14 66 (1.08%) Hortonworks
15 64 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
16 63 (1.03%) MuleSoft
17 60 (0.98%) Talend
18 47 (0.77%) McAfee