Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 31 May 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 12 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12 +7
Contract jobs citing AWS 191 281 214
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 13.30% 10.32% 6.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.97% 39.80% 40.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 226 151
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £358 £359 £370
90th Percentile £604 £622 £588
North West median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £69.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.28% +28.37% -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £69.00 £53.75
% change year-on-year -49.28% +28.37% -

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 Manchester with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 503 706 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 35.03% 25.94% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 504 366
Median daily rate £425 £471 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.81% +10.88% -
10th Percentile £256 £313 £288
90th Percentile £575 £619 £581
North West median daily rate £450 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 15
Median hourly rate £24.20 £14.00 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.82% -3.18% -17.37%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.74 £12.77
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.15 £55.25
Median hourly rate £27.22 £16.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +64.94% +11.86% -15.71%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in Manchester

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Daily rate trend for AWS in Manchester

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in Manchester over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in Manchester

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Hourly rate trend for AWS in Manchester

AWS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 31 May 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
Altrincham +7 4 £359 -
Dukinfield - 3 - - 1
Bolton - 2 £375 - 3
Wigan 0 1 £450 +7.14%
Stockport -4 1 - - 8
AWS
North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 Manchester region with a requirement for AWS.

1 105 (54.97%) Azure
2 93 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (42.41%) DevOps
4 80 (41.88%) Docker
5 62 (32.46%) Jenkins
6 55 (28.80%) Linux
7 50 (26.18%) Kubernetes
8 49 (25.65%) Terraform
9 47 (24.61%) Java
9 47 (24.61%) Python
10 41 (21.47%) Windows
10 41 (21.47%) Microservices
10 41 (21.47%) Ansible
11 40 (20.94%) MongoDB
12 39 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
13 37 (19.37%) Public Sector
14 36 (18.85%) Windows Server
15 35 (18.32%) VMware
15 35 (18.32%) MySQL
16 34 (17.80%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (15.71%) SQL Server
18 29 (15.18%) Puppet
18 29 (15.18%) Test Automation
19 28 (14.66%) Configuration Management
20 27 (14.14%) Bash Shell
20 27 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (14.14%) Infrastructure as Code
21 26 (13.61%) Opscode Chef
21 26 (13.61%) Rancher
21 26 (13.61%) GCP

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (4.71%) Apache
2 7 (3.66%) nginx
2 7 (3.66%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.62%) IIS
3 5 (2.62%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.09%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.09%) Confluence
4 4 (2.09%) Mule
5 3 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.05%) Jetty
6 2 (1.05%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.05%) SAS
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.05%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.52%) CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 105 (54.97%) Azure
2 26 (13.61%) GCP
3 23 (12.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (11.52%) Serverless
5 21 (10.99%) AWS Lambda
6 12 (6.28%) GitHub
7 10 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (4.19%) IaaS
9 6 (3.14%) Office 365
9 6 (3.14%) PaaS
10 5 (2.62%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (2.62%) SaaS
11 4 (2.09%) Amazon Cognito
12 3 (1.57%) Amazon S3
13 2 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (1.05%) AWS CodeCommit
13 2 (1.05%) Google App Engine
13 2 (1.05%) OneDrive
13 2 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.81%) Firewall
2 11 (5.76%) DNS
3 10 (5.24%) DHCP
4 8 (4.19%) HTTP
5 5 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.09%) BGP
6 4 (2.09%) IPsec
6 4 (2.09%) OSPF
6 4 (2.09%) Skype
7 3 (1.57%) FTP
7 3 (1.57%) Network Security
7 3 (1.57%) VPN
7 3 (1.57%) WAN
8 2 (1.05%) MPLS
8 2 (1.05%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.05%) RIP
8 2 (1.05%) SAN
8 2 (1.05%) SSL
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.52%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.94%) MongoDB
2 35 (18.32%) MySQL
3 30 (15.71%) SQL Server
4 13 (6.81%) Big Data
5 10 (5.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (4.71%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.66%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.62%) Neo4j
9 4 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.09%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.57%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.57%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (1.05%) Looker
11 2 (1.05%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 62 (32.46%) Jenkins
2 25 (13.09%) GitLab
3 22 (11.52%) Git (software)
3 22 (11.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (5.24%) SonarQube
5 9 (4.71%) Mockito
5 9 (4.71%) Travis CI
6 7 (3.66%) CircleCI
7 6 (3.14%) JIRA
7 6 (3.14%) Subversion
8 5 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.62%) Bitbucket
8 5 (2.62%) Hudson
8 5 (2.62%) Maven
8 5 (2.62%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.09%) Ant
9 4 (2.09%) Gradle
10 3 (1.57%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.57%) JUnit
10 3 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (19.37%) Public Sector
2 14 (7.33%) Finance
3 5 (2.62%) Banking
4 3 (1.57%) Automotive
4 3 (1.57%) Electronics
4 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.57%) Marketing
4 3 (1.57%) Retail
4 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.05%) Law
6 1 (0.52%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (20.42%) Developer
2 35 (18.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (12.04%) WebOps Engineer
4 18 (9.42%) AWS Engineer
4 18 (9.42%) Consultant
5 16 (8.38%) Architect
5 16 (8.38%) Java Developer
6 15 (7.85%) Operations Engineer
7 14 (7.33%) Web Engineer
8 13 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (6.28%) Senior DevOps
10 10 (5.24%) DevOps Consultant
11 9 (4.71%) AWS DevOps
12 8 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (4.19%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (4.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 7 (3.66%) Cloud Consultant
14 6 (3.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 5 (2.62%) AWS Architect
15 5 (2.62%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.42%) Node.js
2 17 (8.90%) .NET
3 13 (6.81%) React
3 13 (6.81%) RESTful
4 12 (6.28%) REST
4 12 (6.28%) Web Services
5 10 (5.24%) HTML
6 9 (4.71%) ActiveMQ
6 9 (4.71%) CSS
6 9 (4.71%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (4.71%) JAX-RS
6 9 (4.71%) SOAP
7 7 (3.66%) HTML5
7 7 (3.66%) React Native
8 6 (3.14%) Spring
9 5 (2.62%) Middleware
9 5 (2.62%) Spring Boot
10 3 (1.57%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.57%) GraphQL
10 3 (1.57%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.33%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.14%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.62%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.09%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.09%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.57%) TM Forum
7 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.52%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (28.80%) Linux
2 41 (21.47%) Windows
3 36 (18.85%) Windows Server
4 20 (10.47%) Unix
5 9 (4.71%) Mac OS X
6 7 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.14%) CentOS
7 6 (3.14%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.09%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (42.41%) DevOps
3 41 (21.47%) Microservices
4 39 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (17.80%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (15.18%) Test Automation
7 28 (14.66%) Configuration Management
8 27 (14.14%) Infrastructure as Code
9 25 (13.09%) High Availability
9 25 (13.09%) TDD
10 24 (12.57%) Web Operations
11 19 (9.95%) BDD
11 19 (9.95%) Continuous Deployment
11 19 (9.95%) Open Source
11 19 (9.95%) Scrum
12 17 (8.90%) Pair Programming
13 15 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 13 (6.81%) Software Engineering
15 11 (5.76%) Responsive Web Design
15 11 (5.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.61%) Java
1 47 (24.61%) Python
2 27 (14.14%) Bash Shell
3 21 (10.99%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.33%) Java 8
4 14 (7.33%) Ruby
4 14 (7.33%) SQL
5 12 (6.28%) Perl
6 8 (4.19%) C#
7 7 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.14%) C
8 6 (3.14%) ES6
8 6 (3.14%) Go
9 5 (2.62%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.09%) Groovy
11 3 (1.57%) ES7
11 3 (1.57%) ES8
11 3 (1.57%) PHP
12 2 (1.05%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.09%) CISSP
4 3 (1.57%) CISA
4 3 (1.57%) CISM
5 2 (1.05%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.05%) CCNP
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.52%) Degree
6 1 (0.52%) MCSA
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.33%) QA
2 6 (3.14%) GDPR
3 3 (1.57%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.52%) TARGET2
System Software
1 80 (41.88%) Docker
2 15 (7.85%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.05%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.05%) Xen
6 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 50 (26.18%) Kubernetes
2 49 (25.65%) Terraform
3 41 (21.47%) Ansible
4 29 (15.18%) Puppet
5 26 (13.61%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (13.61%) Rancher
6 10 (5.24%) Prometheus
7 9 (4.71%) Grafana
7 9 (4.71%) Salt
8 7 (3.66%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (3.66%) Nagios
9 4 (2.09%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (2.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (2.09%) SCCM
10 2 (1.05%) SCOM
10 2 (1.05%) Uchiwa
10 2 (1.05%) WSUS
11 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.52%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 35 (18.32%) VMware
2 17 (8.90%) Google
3 13 (6.81%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.66%) MuleSoft
5 6 (3.14%) Cisco
6 5 (2.62%) Citrix
6 5 (2.62%) Oracle
6 5 (2.62%) Splunk
7 4 (2.09%) Okta
7 4 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.09%) Symantec
7 4 (2.09%) Zscaler
8 3 (1.57%) Amdocs
8 3 (1.57%) IBM
8 3 (1.57%) NetCracker
8 3 (1.57%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.57%) Siebel
9 2 (1.05%) Brocade
9 2 (1.05%) F5
9 2 (1.05%) SAP