Period
to 27 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 27 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)
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 14 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 +51 +9
Contract jobs citing AWS 42 122 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.11% 14.47% 2.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.00% 68.54% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 74 10
Essex median daily rate £551 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.25% -9.09% +9.45%
10th Percentile £463 £339 £454
90th Percentile £621 £600 £694
East of England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £65.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +160.00% - -

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 Essex with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 100 178 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.92% 21.12% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 107 56
Essex median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £194 £300 £176
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Essex median hourly rate £13.00 £11.63 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -81.40% +73.61%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.81 £38.80
90th Percentile £14.00 £12.44 £76.75
East of England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £62.50
% change year-on-year +11.26% -69.80% +106.78%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in Essex

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in Essex

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in Essex over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in Essex

AWS
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the Essex region over the 6 months to 27 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
Southend-on-Sea -4 21 £556 +10.15% 12
Chelmsford +2 6 £575 +4.55% 4
Grays - 1 £600 -
Brentwood - 1 £525 - 4
AWS
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Essex region with a requirement for AWS.

1 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) DevOps
3 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
4 19 (45.24%) SC Cleared
5 17 (40.48%) Web Services
6 16 (38.10%) Open Source
7 15 (35.71%) Security Testing
7 15 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
7 15 (35.71%) Programme Management
7 15 (35.71%) CISSP
8 13 (30.95%) Business Transformation
9 10 (23.81%) Java
9 10 (23.81%) NCSC
10 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
11 8 (19.05%) Ansible
11 8 (19.05%) Microservices
11 8 (19.05%) Serverless
12 7 (16.67%) Terraform
12 7 (16.67%) Linux
12 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 6 (14.29%) Spring
13 6 (14.29%) JIRA
13 6 (14.29%) Confluence
13 6 (14.29%) Node.js
13 6 (14.29%) Vue.js
13 6 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (14.29%) React
14 5 (11.90%) Spring Boot
14 5 (11.90%) Azure

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 6 (14.29%) Confluence
2 3 (7.14%) SAS
3 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
4 1 (2.38%) nginx
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.38%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Serverless
2 6 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (11.90%) Azure
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
1 3 (7.14%) SSL
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (4.76%) Data Lake
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
1 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) Impala
2 1 (2.38%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (14.29%) JIRA
4 4 (9.52%) Artifactory
5 2 (4.76%) Bitbucket
5 2 (4.76%) Selenium
5 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.76%) Subversion
6 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.38%) GitLab
6 1 (2.38%) Gradle
6 1 (2.38%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.38%) JMeter
6 1 (2.38%) JUnit
6 1 (2.38%) Maven
6 1 (2.38%) Mockito
6 1 (2.38%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.76%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Architect
2 16 (38.10%) Security Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
3 5 (11.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.52%) AWS Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.76%) AWS Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 2 (4.76%) CISSP Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Product Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.38%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (2.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Azure Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) Node.js
2 6 (14.29%) React
2 6 (14.29%) Spring
2 6 (14.29%) Vue.js
3 5 (11.90%) Spring Boot
4 3 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (7.14%) Middleware
5 2 (4.76%) JMS
5 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.76%) REST
5 2 (4.76%) RESTful
5 2 (4.76%) SAML
5 2 (4.76%) XML
6 1 (2.38%) Apache Flex
6 1 (2.38%) CGI
6 1 (2.38%) CSS
6 1 (2.38%) JPA
6 1 (2.38%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Unix
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) DevOps
3 16 (38.10%) Open Source
4 15 (35.71%) Programme Management
4 15 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
4 15 (35.71%) Security Testing
5 13 (30.95%) Business Transformation
6 8 (19.05%) Microservices
7 5 (11.90%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.52%) Product Roadmap
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.52%) TDD
9 3 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (4.76%) Auto-Scaling
10 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (4.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 2 (4.76%) Strategic Thinking
10 2 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) Java
2 3 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) C
3 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.76%) Ruby
3 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) Java 8
4 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 19 (45.24%) SC Cleared
3 15 (35.71%) CISSP
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) NCSC
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
2 3 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Ansible
2 7 (16.67%) Terraform
3 4 (9.52%) Puppet
4 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.38%) Grafana
5 1 (2.38%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (2.38%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.38%) Kibana
5 1 (2.38%) logstash
5 1 (2.38%) Mesos
5 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) AppDynamics
2 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.38%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow