Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 88 179
Rank change year-on-year +34 +91 -1
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 290 219 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.56% 2.27% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.15% 23.78% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 129 40
Midlands median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £296
90th Percentile £590 £613 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £17.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.35% - -
England median hourly rate £40.31 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +15.16% -10.26% -8.24%

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 1153 921 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.14% 9.53% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 533 218
Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £219 £275 £213
90th Percentile £575 £584 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 5
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -5.56% -20.67%
10th Percentile £10.29 £11.07 £11.75
90th Percentile £27.73 £21.47 £23.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +30 172 £475 +5.56% 39
East Midlands +30 115 £400 -3.03% 28
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 146 (50.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (45.17%) DevOps
3 122 (42.07%) Linux
4 114 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (39.31%) Jenkins
5 88 (30.34%) Git (software)
6 85 (29.31%) Docker
7 81 (27.93%) Ansible
8 76 (26.21%) Puppet
9 73 (25.17%) Windows
10 71 (24.48%) Java
11 69 (23.79%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (23.45%) Python
13 63 (21.72%) Web Services
14 58 (20.00%) Open Source
15 57 (19.66%) Oracle
16 51 (17.59%) Configuration Management
16 51 (17.59%) Scrum
17 50 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
18 44 (15.17%) Test Automation
18 44 (15.17%) Cisco
19 43 (14.83%) .NET
19 43 (14.83%) JIRA
20 42 (14.48%) TDD
21 41 (14.14%) Subversion
22 40 (13.79%) Firewall
22 40 (13.79%) MySQL
22 40 (13.79%) WAN
22 40 (13.79%) Confluence
23 39 (13.45%) CheckPoint

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 40 (13.79%) Confluence
2 28 (9.66%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (6.90%) Apache
4 16 (5.52%) Tomcat
5 15 (5.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 15 (5.17%) nginx
6 13 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (3.45%) IIS
7 10 (3.45%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.34%) Jetty
11 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 146 (50.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (6.90%) PaaS
4 18 (6.21%) SaaS
5 16 (5.52%) Amazon S3
6 14 (4.83%) Amazon ELB
6 14 (4.83%) GitHub
6 14 (4.83%) Heroku
6 14 (4.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (3.45%) IaaS
8 10 (3.45%) Route 53
9 9 (3.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (3.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (3.10%) OpenShift
10 8 (2.76%) Office 365
11 6 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (2.07%) G Suite
11 6 (2.07%) Serverless
12 5 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.79%) Firewall
1 40 (13.79%) WAN
2 31 (10.69%) VPN
3 30 (10.34%) Wireless
4 25 (8.62%) HTTP
5 21 (7.24%) DNS
6 20 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (6.90%) SSL
7 19 (6.55%) TCP/IP
8 17 (5.86%) Internet
9 15 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (3.45%) BGP
10 10 (3.45%) MPLS
10 10 (3.45%) OSPF
10 10 (3.45%) VLAN
11 7 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (2.41%) HSRP
12 6 (2.07%) OpenLDAP
12 6 (2.07%) OpenVPN
12 6 (2.07%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.79%) MySQL
2 33 (11.38%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (9.66%) SQL Server
4 26 (8.97%) MongoDB
5 24 (8.28%) Amazon RDS
6 19 (6.55%) NoSQL
7 12 (4.14%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.03%) Big Data
11 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.34%) Power BI
12 1 (0.34%) QlikView
12 1 (0.34%) Redis
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 114 (39.31%) Jenkins
2 88 (30.34%) Git (software)
3 43 (14.83%) JIRA
4 41 (14.14%) Subversion
5 36 (12.41%) Maven
6 29 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 18 (6.21%) Bitbucket
7 18 (6.21%) TeamCity
8 13 (4.48%) Cucumber
8 13 (4.48%) Vagrant
9 12 (4.14%) GitLab
9 12 (4.14%) JUnit
10 11 (3.79%) SonarQube
11 7 (2.41%) Ant
11 7 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.07%) Liquibase
12 6 (2.07%) Mockito
12 6 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.72%) DbUnit
13 5 (1.72%) jMock
General
1 20 (6.90%) Finance
2 12 (4.14%) Billing
3 10 (3.45%) Marketing
4 5 (1.72%) Banking
5 3 (1.03%) Advertising
5 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.03%) Retail
6 2 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 86 (29.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (14.83%) Developer
3 42 (14.48%) Architect
4 40 (13.79%) Network Engineer
5 26 (8.97%) AWS Engineer
6 22 (7.59%) AWS DevOps
6 22 (7.59%) Implementation Engineer
6 22 (7.59%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 21 (7.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 21 (7.24%) Lead DevOps
8 18 (6.21%) Cloud Engineer
8 18 (6.21%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (5.52%) Design Engineer
9 16 (5.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 16 (5.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 16 (5.52%) Network Design Engineer
10 15 (5.17%) .NET Developer
11 13 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (21.72%) Web Services
2 43 (14.83%) .NET
3 27 (9.31%) REST
4 26 (8.97%) Middleware
5 22 (7.59%) Spring
6 19 (6.55%) Node.js
6 19 (6.55%) SOAP
6 19 (6.55%) Spring Boot
7 17 (5.86%) ASP.NET
8 15 (5.17%) HTML
9 14 (4.83%) CSS
9 14 (4.83%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (4.14%) AngularJS
10 12 (4.14%) RESTful
11 10 (3.45%) HTML5
12 9 (3.10%) CSS3
12 9 (3.10%) Kafka
13 8 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (2.76%) Sensu
14 7 (2.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.97%) Computer Science
2 22 (7.59%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.07%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.69%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.69%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.69%) iPad
9 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Clustering
10 1 (0.34%) Replication
10 1 (0.34%) RIA
10 1 (0.34%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 122 (42.07%) Linux
2 73 (25.17%) Windows
3 24 (8.28%) Unix
4 22 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (5.52%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.76%) CentOS
7 7 (2.41%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.72%) Amazon Linux
9 3 (1.03%) Android
10 1 (0.34%) Debian
10 1 (0.34%) Fedora
10 1 (0.34%) Solaris
10 1 (0.34%) VMS
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (45.17%) DevOps
2 114 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (23.79%) Continuous Integration
4 58 (20.00%) Open Source
5 51 (17.59%) Configuration Management
5 51 (17.59%) Scrum
6 44 (15.17%) Test Automation
7 42 (14.48%) TDD
8 37 (12.76%) Microservices
9 36 (12.41%) WAN Optimisation
10 34 (11.72%) Continuous Delivery
11 27 (9.31%) SDLC
12 24 (8.28%) Migration
13 22 (7.59%) Network Design
14 20 (6.90%) API Design
14 20 (6.90%) Kanban
15 19 (6.55%) Enterprise Architecture
16 17 (5.86%) Load Balancing
16 17 (5.86%) MVC
16 17 (5.86%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 71 (24.48%) Java
2 68 (23.45%) Python
3 35 (12.07%) PHP
3 35 (12.07%) SQL
4 31 (10.69%) Perl
5 30 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 30 (10.34%) Ruby
6 25 (8.62%) C#
7 20 (6.90%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.79%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.10%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.41%) Groovy
11 5 (1.72%) VB
12 4 (1.38%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.03%) Scala
13 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.69%) C++
14 2 (0.69%) Clojure
14 2 (0.69%) ES6
14 2 (0.69%) Go
Qualifications
1 31 (10.69%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (5.52%) CCNP
4 16 (5.52%) Degree
5 9 (3.10%) AWS Certification
5 9 (3.10%) CCIE
6 7 (2.41%) CISSP
7 6 (2.07%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.03%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.34%) CCNA
9 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.34%) MCITP
9 1 (0.34%) MCSE
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.52%) QA
2 3 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.69%) GCP
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (29.31%) Docker
2 19 (6.55%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.14%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.41%) vSphere
6 6 (2.07%) Postfix
6 6 (2.07%) Squid
6 6 (2.07%) vCloud
7 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.34%) KVM
7 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 81 (27.93%) Ansible
2 76 (26.21%) Puppet
3 50 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (12.41%) Terraform
5 27 (9.31%) Kubernetes
6 24 (8.28%) FortiGate
7 18 (6.21%) ZABBIX
8 14 (4.83%) Kibana
8 14 (4.83%) logstash
8 14 (4.83%) Salt
9 8 (2.76%) Nagios
10 6 (2.07%) collectd
10 6 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (2.07%) Rancher
10 6 (2.07%) Rsyslog
10 6 (2.07%) StatsD
10 6 (2.07%) Sysdig
11 4 (1.38%) SCOM
12 3 (1.03%) Mesos
13 1 (0.34%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 57 (19.66%) Oracle
2 44 (15.17%) Cisco
3 39 (13.45%) CheckPoint
4 37 (12.76%) Fortinet
5 31 (10.69%) Microsoft
6 28 (9.66%) McAfee
6 28 (9.66%) Red Hat
7 27 (9.31%) VMware
8 23 (7.93%) Atlassian
9 18 (6.21%) F5
10 16 (5.52%) IBM
10 16 (5.52%) Nokia
11 15 (5.17%) Aruba
11 15 (5.17%) Google
12 14 (4.83%) Blue Coat
12 14 (4.83%) BMC
13 12 (4.14%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (3.79%) Rackspace
15 10 (3.45%) HP
16 6 (2.07%) MuleSoft