Period
to 25 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 56 101
Rank change year-on-year +29 +45 +90
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 519 281 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.48% 3.61% 2.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.34% 26.53% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 195 155
Midlands median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% -5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £350 £315
90th Percentile £600 £575 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Midlands median hourly rate - £40.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +125.35% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -

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 1,656 1,059 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.67% 13.61% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,079 663 525
Midlands median daily rate £430 £410 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +0.61% +15.60%
10th Percentile £250 £216 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £580
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 11
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% - -18.06%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £11.11
90th Percentile £25.85 £51.50 £19.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.65% +6.58% -21.21%

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 September 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 September 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 +18 330 £513 +7.89% 119
East Midlands +25 174 £425 +3.03% 83
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 233 (44.89%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (44.51%) DevOps
3 223 (42.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 125 (24.08%) Ansible
5 121 (23.31%) Linux
6 114 (21.97%) Java
7 108 (20.81%) Jenkins
8 102 (19.65%) Git (software)
9 98 (18.88%) Web Services
10 96 (18.50%) Docker
11 93 (17.92%) Puppet
12 91 (17.53%) Python
13 88 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
14 87 (16.76%) Windows
15 86 (16.57%) Opscode Chef
16 82 (15.80%) VMware
17 81 (15.61%) Scrum
18 79 (15.22%) Security Cleared
19 75 (14.45%) Migration
20 74 (14.26%) Oracle
21 70 (13.49%) SC Cleared
21 70 (13.49%) TDD
22 65 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
23 57 (10.98%) JavaScript
23 57 (10.98%) Middleware
24 56 (10.79%) Configuration Management
24 56 (10.79%) Amazon S3
25 54 (10.40%) Microsoft
26 53 (10.21%) Test Automation
26 53 (10.21%) Maven

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 23 (4.43%) Confluence
2 22 (4.24%) Tomcat
3 18 (3.47%) nginx
4 13 (2.50%) Apache
5 12 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.93%) WordPress
7 8 (1.54%) CMS
7 8 (1.54%) Documentum
7 8 (1.54%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (1.16%) IIS
8 6 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.96%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.77%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.77%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.77%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 223 (42.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (10.79%) Amazon S3
3 46 (8.86%) Amazon EC2
4 35 (6.74%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (6.17%) SaaS
6 30 (5.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 25 (4.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (4.82%) PaaS
8 23 (4.43%) Route 53
9 21 (4.05%) IaaS
10 18 (3.47%) Amazon ELB
11 15 (2.89%) Office 365
11 15 (2.89%) Serverless
12 14 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (2.50%) Amazon Glacier
13 13 (2.50%) GitHub
14 10 (1.93%) OpenShift
15 7 (1.35%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.06%) Firewall
2 31 (5.97%) WAN
2 31 (5.97%) Wireless
3 22 (4.24%) VPN
4 18 (3.47%) Internet
5 17 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (3.08%) DNS
7 15 (2.89%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (2.31%) TCP/IP
9 11 (2.12%) SSL
10 10 (1.93%) SAN
11 8 (1.54%) DHCP
11 8 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (1.16%) SSH
13 5 (0.96%) DSL
13 5 (0.96%) Network Security
14 4 (0.77%) HTTP
14 4 (0.77%) SNMP
14 4 (0.77%) VLAN
15 3 (0.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.67%) MySQL
2 39 (7.51%) SQL Server
3 33 (6.36%) NoSQL
4 25 (4.82%) Oracle Database
5 24 (4.62%) Amazon RDS
6 23 (4.43%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.66%) MongoDB
8 16 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (2.89%) Amazon Redshift
10 14 (2.70%) Amazon Aurora
10 14 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.93%) Big Data
13 9 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (1.35%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.35%) SQLite
15 6 (1.16%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
17 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 108 (20.81%) Jenkins
2 102 (19.65%) Git (software)
3 53 (10.21%) Maven
4 51 (9.83%) JIRA
5 48 (9.25%) Subversion
6 23 (4.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 18 (3.47%) Bitbucket
8 16 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (3.08%) Selenium
9 15 (2.89%) Cucumber
9 15 (2.89%) JUnit
10 11 (2.12%) Mockito
11 10 (1.93%) Artifactory
11 10 (1.93%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.93%) SonarQube
11 10 (1.93%) Vagrant
12 9 (1.73%) DbUnit
12 9 (1.73%) gulp
12 9 (1.73%) jMock
12 9 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (7.71%) Finance
2 12 (2.31%) Retail
3 7 (1.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.16%) Marketing
5 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.77%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.58%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.39%) Back Office
8 2 (0.39%) Banking
8 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (23.70%) Architect
2 107 (20.62%) Developer
3 98 (18.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 71 (13.68%) AWS Engineer
5 63 (12.14%) AWS DevOps
6 53 (10.21%) AWS Architect
7 49 (9.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 44 (8.48%) Solutions Architect
9 42 (8.09%) Cloud Engineer
10 41 (7.90%) Cloud Architect
11 34 (6.55%) Java Developer
12 32 (6.17%) Network Engineer
13 30 (5.78%) Technical Architect
14 27 (5.20%) AWS Solutions Architect
15 22 (4.24%) Azure Architect
15 22 (4.24%) VMware Architect
16 20 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
16 20 (3.85%) Consultant
17 19 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
18 18 (3.47%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (18.88%) Web Services
2 57 (10.98%) Middleware
3 40 (7.71%) Node.js
4 39 (7.51%) Spring
5 33 (6.36%) HTML
6 32 (6.17%) JSON
7 30 (5.78%) .NET
7 30 (5.78%) CSS
7 30 (5.78%) RESTful
8 29 (5.59%) React
9 28 (5.39%) XML
10 27 (5.20%) Java EE
11 24 (4.62%) Spring Boot
12 23 (4.43%) J2EE
13 22 (4.24%) HTML5
13 22 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
14 21 (4.05%) CSS3
15 18 (3.47%) AngularJS
16 17 (3.28%) SOAP
17 16 (3.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.29%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.74%) Public Cloud
3 25 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (3.47%) User Experience
6 14 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.50%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.12%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.35%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.35%) iPhone
10 7 (1.35%) NHS
11 6 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.96%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.96%) PKI
13 4 (0.77%) DataPower
13 4 (0.77%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.77%) Replication
13 4 (0.77%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 121 (23.31%) Linux
2 87 (16.76%) Windows
3 36 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (5.39%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.89%) Unix
6 10 (1.93%) CentOS
7 8 (1.54%) Android
7 8 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.96%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.96%) VMS
8 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.58%) Solaris
9 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.39%) Debian
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (44.89%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (44.51%) DevOps
3 88 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (15.61%) Scrum
5 75 (14.45%) Migration
6 70 (13.49%) TDD
7 56 (10.79%) Configuration Management
8 53 (10.21%) Test Automation
9 48 (9.25%) Microservices
10 40 (7.71%) Project Management
11 38 (7.32%) Deployment Automation
11 38 (7.32%) Open Source
12 33 (6.36%) Task Automation
13 31 (5.97%) Kanban
13 31 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (5.97%) Technical Architecture
14 30 (5.78%) SDLC
14 30 (5.78%) WAN Optimisation
15 28 (5.39%) Service Delivery
16 27 (5.20%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 114 (21.97%) Java
2 91 (17.53%) Python
3 57 (10.98%) JavaScript
4 51 (9.83%) SQL
5 30 (5.78%) C#
6 29 (5.59%) Perl
6 29 (5.59%) PowerShell
7 27 (5.20%) Bash Shell
8 23 (4.43%) PHP
9 15 (2.89%) Java 8
10 8 (1.54%) Apple Swift
10 8 (1.54%) Objective-C
11 7 (1.35%) Ruby
12 6 (1.16%) Groovy
12 6 (1.16%) Scala
12 6 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.96%) C++
13 5 (0.96%) Go
14 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 79 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 70 (13.49%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (4.05%) CCNP
5 19 (3.66%) AWS Certification
6 15 (2.89%) Degree
7 11 (2.12%) CCIE
7 11 (2.12%) CISSP
8 7 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.96%) CEH
10 5 (0.96%) CISM
10 5 (0.96%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.58%) CITP
12 3 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.39%) CCDP
13 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.50%) GDPR
2 11 (2.12%) QA
3 6 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.96%) PMO
5 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (18.50%) Docker
2 65 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.28%) Active Directory
4 16 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.12%) vSphere
6 5 (0.96%) XenApp
7 4 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.58%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.39%) etcd
9 2 (0.39%) NFS
9 2 (0.39%) Samba
9 2 (0.39%) Squid
9 2 (0.39%) Varnish
9 2 (0.39%) Xen
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.19%) HDFS
10 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 125 (24.08%) Ansible
2 93 (17.92%) Puppet
3 86 (16.57%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (10.02%) Terraform
5 40 (7.71%) Kubernetes
6 22 (4.24%) FortiGate
7 20 (3.85%) Nagios
8 13 (2.50%) SCOM
9 11 (2.12%) ZABBIX
10 10 (1.93%) HAProxy
11 8 (1.54%) HockeyApp
11 8 (1.54%) Icinga
11 8 (1.54%) Rundeck
12 7 (1.35%) logstash
13 6 (1.16%) SCCM
14 5 (0.96%) Packer
15 4 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
15 4 (0.77%) OpenView
15 4 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 82 (15.80%) VMware
2 74 (14.26%) Oracle
3 54 (10.40%) Microsoft
4 48 (9.25%) Cisco
5 43 (8.29%) Red Hat
6 42 (8.09%) Google
7 37 (7.13%) IBM
8 35 (6.74%) CheckPoint
9 32 (6.17%) Fortinet
9 32 (6.17%) McAfee
10 26 (5.01%) Aruba
11 20 (3.85%) Splunk
12 17 (3.28%) Atlassian
12 17 (3.28%) HP
12 17 (3.28%) Nokia
13 15 (2.89%) F5
14 13 (2.50%) Blue Coat
14 13 (2.50%) BMC
15 9 (1.73%) Citrix
15 9 (1.73%) PlateSpin