Period
to 23 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 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 95 174
Rank change year-on-year +42 +79 +5
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 294 219 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.58% 2.24% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.96% 23.45% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 129 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 £598 £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 1178 934 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.33% 9.56% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 543 216
Midlands median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £220 £275 £213
90th Percentile £575 £581 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 5
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -5.56% -21.21%
10th Percentile £10.29 £11.07 £11.75
90th Percentile £29.20 £21.47 £23.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +18.06%

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 23 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 23 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 +34 178 £475 +5.56% 38
East Midlands +25 113 £406 +1.56% 27
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 151 (51.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (45.92%) DevOps
3 125 (42.52%) Linux
4 123 (41.84%) Jenkins
5 115 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (32.31%) Git (software)
7 90 (30.61%) Ansible
8 85 (28.91%) Docker
9 84 (28.57%) Puppet
10 78 (26.53%) Windows
11 73 (24.83%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (24.49%) Java
13 69 (23.47%) Python
14 64 (21.77%) Oracle
15 62 (21.09%) Web Services
16 58 (19.73%) Opscode Chef
17 55 (18.71%) Open Source
18 53 (18.03%) Scrum
19 52 (17.69%) Configuration Management
20 48 (16.33%) Test Automation
21 46 (15.65%) Subversion
22 44 (14.97%) Cisco
23 43 (14.63%) JIRA
24 42 (14.29%) TDD
25 41 (13.95%) Firewall
25 41 (13.95%) MySQL
25 41 (13.95%) .NET
26 40 (13.61%) WAN
26 40 (13.61%) Confluence
27 39 (13.27%) 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 (13.61%) Confluence
2 29 (9.86%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (9.18%) Apache
4 23 (7.82%) Tomcat
5 15 (5.10%) IIS
5 15 (5.10%) nginx
6 12 (4.08%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (3.74%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.04%) JBoss
9 5 (1.70%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.34%) CMS
12 1 (0.34%) Jetty
12 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 151 (51.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (10.88%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (5.78%) Amazon S3
3 17 (5.78%) PaaS
4 15 (5.10%) Amazon ELB
4 15 (5.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 14 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (4.76%) SaaS
6 12 (4.08%) GitHub
7 11 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (3.74%) Heroku
8 10 (3.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (3.40%) Route 53
9 9 (3.06%) Office 365
10 7 (2.38%) IaaS
11 6 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (2.04%) G Suite
11 6 (2.04%) OpenShift
11 6 (2.04%) Serverless
12 5 (1.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.95%) Firewall
2 40 (13.61%) WAN
3 32 (10.88%) VPN
4 30 (10.20%) Wireless
5 26 (8.84%) HTTP
6 23 (7.82%) DNS
7 20 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (6.80%) SSL
7 20 (6.80%) TCP/IP
8 17 (5.78%) Internet
9 15 (5.10%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (3.40%) BGP
10 10 (3.40%) MPLS
10 10 (3.40%) OSPF
10 10 (3.40%) VLAN
11 7 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (2.38%) HSRP
11 7 (2.38%) OpenLDAP
11 7 (2.38%) OpenVPN
11 7 (2.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.95%) MySQL
2 35 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (8.84%) Amazon RDS
3 26 (8.84%) SQL Server
4 25 (8.50%) MongoDB
5 20 (6.80%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.74%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.04%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.70%) Big Data
9 5 (1.70%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.70%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.34%) DB2
13 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.34%) Redis
13 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 123 (41.84%) Jenkins
2 95 (32.31%) Git (software)
3 46 (15.65%) Subversion
4 43 (14.63%) JIRA
5 38 (12.93%) Maven
6 30 (10.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 23 (7.82%) TeamCity
8 16 (5.44%) Bitbucket
9 14 (4.76%) GitLab
9 14 (4.76%) JUnit
10 13 (4.42%) Cucumber
10 13 (4.42%) SonarQube
10 13 (4.42%) Vagrant
11 12 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (2.72%) Ant
12 8 (2.72%) Selenium
13 7 (2.38%) Liquibase
13 7 (2.38%) Mockito
14 6 (2.04%) jMock
14 6 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (6.80%) Finance
2 10 (3.40%) Marketing
3 9 (3.06%) Billing
4 5 (1.70%) Banking
5 3 (1.02%) Advertising
5 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.02%) Retail
6 2 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 91 (30.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 44 (14.97%) Developer
3 40 (13.61%) Network Engineer
4 39 (13.27%) Architect
5 28 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
6 24 (8.16%) AWS DevOps
7 23 (7.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 22 (7.48%) Implementation Engineer
8 22 (7.48%) Lead DevOps
8 22 (7.48%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 21 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
10 20 (6.80%) Linux Engineer
11 18 (6.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 18 (6.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 16 (5.44%) Design Engineer
12 16 (5.44%) Network Design Engineer
13 15 (5.10%) .NET Developer
14 13 (4.42%) Cisco Engineer
14 13 (4.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 13 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (21.09%) Web Services
2 41 (13.95%) .NET
3 31 (10.54%) Middleware
4 25 (8.50%) REST
5 21 (7.14%) Spring
6 18 (6.12%) Node.js
6 18 (6.12%) SOAP
7 17 (5.78%) ASP.NET
8 16 (5.44%) Spring Boot
9 15 (5.10%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (5.10%) HTML
10 14 (4.76%) CSS
11 13 (4.42%) RESTful
12 12 (4.08%) AngularJS
13 10 (3.40%) HTML5
14 9 (3.06%) CSS3
14 9 (3.06%) Kafka
15 8 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (2.72%) J2EE
15 8 (2.72%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.84%) Computer Science
2 21 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.38%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.70%) DataPower
7 5 (1.70%) PKI
8 4 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.68%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.68%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.68%) iPad
11 1 (0.34%) Replication
11 1 (0.34%) RIA
11 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 125 (42.52%) Linux
2 78 (26.53%) Windows
3 29 (9.86%) Unix
4 21 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (5.44%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.06%) CentOS
7 7 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.70%) Amazon Linux
9 3 (1.02%) 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
1 135 (45.92%) DevOps
2 115 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (24.83%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (18.71%) Open Source
5 53 (18.03%) Scrum
6 52 (17.69%) Configuration Management
7 48 (16.33%) Test Automation
8 42 (14.29%) TDD
9 36 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 36 (12.24%) WAN Optimisation
10 35 (11.90%) Microservices
11 26 (8.84%) SDLC
12 24 (8.16%) Load Balancing
12 24 (8.16%) Migration
13 22 (7.48%) Network Design
14 21 (7.14%) Kanban
15 18 (6.12%) MVC
16 17 (5.78%) API Design
16 17 (5.78%) Coaching
16 17 (5.78%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 72 (24.49%) Java
2 69 (23.47%) Python
3 39 (13.27%) SQL
4 35 (11.90%) PHP
5 31 (10.54%) JavaScript
5 31 (10.54%) Perl
5 31 (10.54%) Ruby
6 24 (8.16%) C#
7 21 (7.14%) Bash Shell
8 14 (4.76%) Shell Script
9 11 (3.74%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.72%) Groovy
11 4 (1.36%) Go
11 4 (1.36%) Scala
11 4 (1.36%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.36%) VB
12 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.68%) C++
13 2 (0.68%) Clojure
13 2 (0.68%) ES6
Qualifications
1 33 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (5.44%) CCNP
4 16 (5.44%) Degree
5 9 (3.06%) AWS Certification
5 9 (3.06%) CCIE
6 7 (2.38%) CISSP
7 6 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.02%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.34%) CCNA
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%) OCP
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.44%) QA
2 3 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.68%) GCP
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (28.91%) Docker
2 21 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.42%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.72%) vSphere
6 7 (2.38%) Postfix
6 7 (2.38%) Squid
6 7 (2.38%) 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 90 (30.61%) Ansible
2 84 (28.57%) Puppet
3 58 (19.73%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (13.27%) Terraform
5 27 (9.18%) Kubernetes
6 24 (8.16%) FortiGate
7 20 (6.80%) logstash
8 18 (6.12%) ZABBIX
9 15 (5.10%) Kibana
10 14 (4.76%) Salt
11 13 (4.42%) Nagios
12 7 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (2.38%) Rancher
12 7 (2.38%) Rsyslog
12 7 (2.38%) Sysdig
13 6 (2.04%) collectd
13 6 (2.04%) Rundeck
13 6 (2.04%) StatsD
14 5 (1.70%) Graylog
14 5 (1.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (21.77%) Oracle
2 44 (14.97%) Cisco
3 39 (13.27%) CheckPoint
4 37 (12.59%) Fortinet
5 32 (10.88%) Microsoft
6 29 (9.86%) VMware
7 28 (9.52%) McAfee
8 24 (8.16%) Red Hat
9 23 (7.82%) Atlassian
10 21 (7.14%) IBM
11 18 (6.12%) F5
12 16 (5.44%) Google
12 16 (5.44%) Nokia
13 15 (5.10%) Aruba
14 14 (4.76%) Blue Coat
14 14 (4.76%) BMC
15 11 (3.74%) Rackspace
16 10 (3.40%) HP
17 9 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
18 7 (2.38%) Sonatype