Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Amazon AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon AWS over the 6 months to 25 February 2018 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 86 159
Rank change year-on-year +51 +73 +34
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 397 201 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.08% 2.34% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.69% 22.71% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 116 66
Midlands median daily rate £485 £483 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.41% +20.63% -8.57%
10th Percentile £347 £356 £313
90th Percentile £638 £613 £594
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £41.61 £46.25 £30.19
% change year-on-year -10.03% +53.20% -19.49%

Amazon 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 the Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,337 885 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.09% 10.32% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 528 285
Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £259
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 7
Midlands median hourly rate £12.80 £16.00 £12.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +24.03% -46.25%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £25.15 £21.47 £14.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.96
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.80% -11.30%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Amazon AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in the Midlands

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in the Midlands

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the Midlands

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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
West Midlands +52 262 £485 -0.51% 68
East Midlands +42 124 £451 +20.13% 66
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 235 (59.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (45.84%) DevOps
3 161 (40.55%) Linux
4 159 (40.05%) Jenkins
5 157 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
6 124 (31.23%) Git (software)
7 111 (27.96%) Ansible
8 103 (25.94%) Puppet
9 94 (23.68%) Oracle
10 90 (22.67%) Windows
10 90 (22.67%) Docker
11 86 (21.66%) Python
11 86 (21.66%) Java
12 76 (19.14%) Continuous Integration
13 72 (18.14%) Scrum
14 69 (17.38%) Web Services
15 67 (16.88%) Terraform
16 65 (16.37%) Opscode Chef
17 64 (16.12%) Firewall
18 60 (15.11%) Configuration Management
19 59 (14.86%) TDD
20 57 (14.36%) Test Automation
21 55 (13.85%) Cisco
21 55 (13.85%) .NET
22 54 (13.60%) Subversion
22 54 (13.60%) Amazon EC2
23 53 (13.35%) Security Cleared
23 53 (13.35%) JavaScript
23 53 (13.35%) CheckPoint
24 51 (12.85%) WAN

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 39 (9.82%) Confluence
2 29 (7.30%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (6.05%) Tomcat
4 23 (5.79%) IIS
5 22 (5.54%) Apache
6 18 (4.53%) nginx
7 13 (3.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (3.02%) JBoss
9 9 (2.27%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.02%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.01%) Jetty
13 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.50%) Drupal
14 2 (0.50%) Liferay
14 2 (0.50%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.50%) Mule
14 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 235 (59.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (13.60%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (8.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 28 (7.05%) PaaS
5 26 (6.55%) SaaS
5 26 (6.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 24 (6.05%) Amazon S3
7 22 (5.54%) GitHub
8 19 (4.79%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (4.79%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (4.79%) Serverless
9 17 (4.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (4.28%) Route 53
10 16 (4.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (3.78%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (3.27%) IaaS
12 13 (3.27%) Office 365
13 12 (3.02%) Google Analytics
14 11 (2.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 11 (2.77%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (16.12%) Firewall
2 51 (12.85%) WAN
3 43 (10.83%) Wireless
4 37 (9.32%) VPN
5 24 (6.05%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (5.04%) Internet
7 17 (4.28%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (3.53%) HTTP
9 13 (3.27%) DNS
10 9 (2.27%) MPLS
10 9 (2.27%) VLAN
11 8 (2.02%) BGP
11 8 (2.02%) OSPF
12 7 (1.76%) HSRP
12 7 (1.76%) SSL
12 7 (1.76%) TCP/IP
13 5 (1.26%) OpenLDAP
13 5 (1.26%) OpenVPN
13 5 (1.26%) SSH
14 4 (1.01%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.83%) MySQL
3 37 (9.32%) MongoDB
4 34 (8.56%) NoSQL
5 33 (8.31%) Amazon RDS
6 31 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (4.79%) Oracle Database
8 18 (4.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.77%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.02%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.76%) DB2
11 7 (1.76%) Redis
12 6 (1.51%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (1.01%) Big Data
14 4 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.76%) Neo4j
15 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 159 (40.05%) Jenkins
2 124 (31.23%) Git (software)
3 54 (13.60%) Subversion
4 48 (12.09%) Maven
5 41 (10.33%) JIRA
5 41 (10.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 33 (8.31%) TeamCity
7 32 (8.06%) GitLab
8 22 (5.54%) JUnit
8 22 (5.54%) SonarQube
9 17 (4.28%) Mockito
10 16 (4.03%) DbUnit
10 16 (4.03%) jMock
10 16 (4.03%) Selenium
11 15 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (2.52%) JMeter
13 9 (2.27%) Bitbucket
14 8 (2.02%) Cucumber
15 7 (1.76%) gulp
15 7 (1.76%) webpack
General
1 18 (4.53%) Finance
2 14 (3.53%) Marketing
3 11 (2.77%) Advertising
4 6 (1.51%) Retail
5 2 (0.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.25%) Back Office
6 1 (0.25%) Billing
6 1 (0.25%) Local Government
6 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 110 (27.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 93 (23.43%) Architect
3 57 (14.36%) Developer
4 51 (12.85%) Network Engineer
5 39 (9.82%) Cloud Architect
6 38 (9.57%) Solutions Architect
7 36 (9.07%) AWS DevOps
7 36 (9.07%) AWS Engineer
8 34 (8.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 32 (8.06%) Cloud Engineer
10 30 (7.56%) Implementation Engineer
10 30 (7.56%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 27 (6.80%) Java Developer
12 26 (6.55%) Design Engineer
12 26 (6.55%) Network Design Engineer
13 24 (6.05%) Lead DevOps
14 22 (5.54%) Cisco Engineer
14 22 (5.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 21 (5.29%) AWS Architect
15 21 (5.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (17.38%) Web Services
2 55 (13.85%) .NET
3 39 (9.82%) Middleware
4 35 (8.82%) RESTful
5 33 (8.31%) Node.js
6 27 (6.80%) AngularJS
7 24 (6.05%) J2EE
8 22 (5.54%) JSON
9 21 (5.29%) HTML
9 21 (5.29%) SOAP
9 21 (5.29%) Spring
10 19 (4.79%) CSS
10 19 (4.79%) Elastic Stack
10 19 (4.79%) REST
11 16 (4.03%) Apache Camel
11 16 (4.03%) HTML5
11 16 (4.03%) PowerMock
12 15 (3.78%) CSS3
13 14 (3.53%) .NET Core
14 12 (3.02%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.31%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.81%) Public Cloud
3 30 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.30%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.78%) PKI
6 14 (3.53%) Computer Science
7 12 (3.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.27%) Cloud Native
8 9 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (2.02%) Smart Meter
10 7 (1.76%) DataPower
11 6 (1.51%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.51%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.26%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.76%) NHS
14 3 (0.76%) Social Media
15 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 161 (40.55%) Linux
2 90 (22.67%) Windows
3 44 (11.08%) Unix
4 32 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.53%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.76%) CentOS
7 4 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.25%) Debian
9 1 (0.25%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (45.84%) DevOps
2 157 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (19.14%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (18.14%) Scrum
5 60 (15.11%) Configuration Management
6 59 (14.86%) TDD
7 57 (14.36%) Test Automation
8 49 (12.34%) Open Source
9 47 (11.84%) Migration
10 46 (11.59%) WAN Optimisation
11 43 (10.83%) Microservices
12 41 (10.33%) Kanban
13 35 (8.82%) ITIL
14 34 (8.56%) BDD
14 34 (8.56%) Continuous Delivery
14 34 (8.56%) Network Design
15 32 (8.06%) OO
16 29 (7.30%) E-Commerce
17 25 (6.30%) SDLC
18 24 (6.05%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 86 (21.66%) Java
1 86 (21.66%) Python
2 53 (13.35%) JavaScript
3 50 (12.59%) SQL
4 38 (9.57%) PHP
5 35 (8.82%) C#
6 32 (8.06%) Bash Shell
6 32 (8.06%) Perl
7 26 (6.55%) Shell Script
8 21 (5.29%) Ruby
9 9 (2.27%) Groovy
10 8 (2.02%) Go
10 8 (2.02%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.02%) Scala
11 6 (1.51%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.26%) Clojure
13 4 (1.01%) VB
14 3 (0.76%) Erlang
14 3 (0.76%) F#
14 3 (0.76%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 53 (13.35%) Security Cleared
2 46 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (5.79%) CCNP
5 20 (5.04%) AWS Certification
6 19 (4.79%) CISSP
7 18 (4.53%) Degree
8 8 (2.02%) CCIE
9 5 (1.26%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.01%) CISM
10 4 (1.01%) OCP
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.76%) CCNA
11 3 (0.76%) CEH
11 3 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.76%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.50%) CHECK Team Member
12 2 (0.50%) MCSE
12 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.52%) QA
2 9 (2.27%) GDPR
3 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.76%) GCP
3 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (22.67%) Docker
2 30 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.55%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (4.79%) vSphere
5 11 (2.77%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.26%) Postfix
6 5 (1.26%) Squid
6 5 (1.26%) vCloud
7 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.50%) Xen
8 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.25%) KVM
8 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 111 (27.96%) Ansible
2 103 (25.94%) Puppet
3 67 (16.88%) Terraform
4 65 (16.37%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (9.57%) FortiGate
6 35 (8.82%) logstash
7 24 (6.05%) Kubernetes
8 20 (5.04%) ZABBIX
9 19 (4.79%) Kibana
10 18 (4.53%) Nagios
11 15 (3.78%) Graylog
12 11 (2.77%) Rundeck
12 11 (2.77%) Tivoli
13 8 (2.02%) Salt
14 7 (1.76%) collectd
14 7 (1.76%) StatsD
15 6 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (1.51%) Sysdig
16 5 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
16 5 (1.26%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 94 (23.68%) Oracle
2 55 (13.85%) Cisco
3 53 (13.35%) CheckPoint
4 48 (12.09%) VMware
5 47 (11.84%) Fortinet
6 41 (10.33%) McAfee
7 39 (9.82%) Google
8 37 (9.32%) Aruba
9 34 (8.56%) Red Hat
10 32 (8.06%) Microsoft
11 31 (7.81%) IBM
12 24 (6.05%) Nokia
13 23 (5.79%) Atlassian
13 23 (5.79%) F5
14 19 (4.79%) Blue Coat
14 19 (4.79%) BMC
15 18 (4.53%) HP
16 11 (2.77%) Micro Focus
16 11 (2.77%) Splunk
17 10 (2.52%) Serena