Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 May 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 > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 41 88
Rank change year-on-year +14 +47 -6
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 376 247 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.40% 4.55% 2.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.45% 40.76% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 166 122
North West median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £367 £319 £345
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £53.75 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% +135.71% -41.67%

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 North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 953 606 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.23% 11.15% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 401 322
North West median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £285 £225 £306
90th Percentile £598 £600 £561
England median daily rate £483 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.89% +2.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 10
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -44.88% +41.11%
10th Percentile £12.80 £10.45 £13.20
90th Percentile £56.13 £65.90 £57.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in the North West

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in the North West

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the North West over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the North West

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Manchester +11 213 £450 +2.27% 124
Cheshire +7 94 £513 +17.14% 35
Lancashire +29 34 £491 - 2
Merseyside +14 22 £550 +32.13% 6
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 North West region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 202 (53.72%) DevOps
2 153 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (36.17%) Linux
4 131 (34.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 117 (31.12%) Jenkins
6 108 (28.72%) Java
7 104 (27.66%) Puppet
8 100 (26.60%) Python
9 84 (22.34%) Git (software)
10 80 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
10 80 (21.28%) Opscode Chef
10 80 (21.28%) Docker
11 77 (20.48%) Terraform
12 72 (19.15%) Ansible
13 70 (18.62%) Web Services
14 64 (17.02%) TDD
14 64 (17.02%) Node.js
15 63 (16.76%) Ruby
16 59 (15.69%) JavaScript
17 58 (15.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 57 (15.16%) Windows
19 56 (14.89%) Kubernetes
20 53 (14.10%) .NET
21 52 (13.83%) SQL
22 50 (13.30%) Bash Shell
23 49 (13.03%) Microsoft
24 47 (12.50%) Scrum
25 45 (11.97%) Red Hat
26 43 (11.44%) Configuration Management
27 42 (11.17%) Software Engineering

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 25 (6.65%) Apache
2 17 (4.52%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.99%) Confluence
4 13 (3.46%) Apache Spark
4 13 (3.46%) WebLogic
5 12 (3.19%) JBoss
6 10 (2.66%) WildFly
7 7 (1.86%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (1.86%) Oracle Beehive
8 3 (0.80%) Amazon Alexa
8 3 (0.80%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.80%) Mongoose
8 3 (0.80%) nginx
8 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.53%) SAS
9 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.53%) HFM
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 131 (34.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (10.11%) Amazon EC2
2 38 (10.11%) PaaS
3 30 (7.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (7.71%) Serverless
5 28 (7.45%) AWS Lambda
6 27 (7.18%) Amazon S3
6 27 (7.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (6.38%) GitHub
8 22 (5.85%) OpenShift
9 20 (5.32%) SaaS
10 19 (5.05%) IaaS
10 19 (5.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (2.93%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (2.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (1.86%) Boomi
13 7 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.86%) Route 53
14 6 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (1.60%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.52%) DNS
2 8 (2.13%) Firewall
2 8 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.13%) VPN
3 7 (1.86%) DHCP
3 7 (1.86%) HTTP
3 7 (1.86%) SMS
4 5 (1.33%) LAN
4 5 (1.33%) WAN
5 3 (0.80%) Internet
5 3 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (0.80%) SSL
6 2 (0.53%) SAN
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.27%) DSL
7 1 (0.27%) Network Security
7 1 (0.27%) SSH
7 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.65%) Big Data
2 25 (6.65%) Hadoop
2 25 (6.65%) MySQL
3 22 (5.85%) Amazon RDS
4 20 (5.32%) MongoDB
5 16 (4.26%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 12 (3.19%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.13%) Apache Hive
9 8 (2.13%) RavenDB
10 7 (1.86%) Redis
11 6 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.60%) HBase
12 5 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.33%) CouchDB
12 5 (1.33%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 117 (31.12%) Jenkins
2 84 (22.34%) Git (software)
3 27 (7.18%) Sonatype Nexus
4 26 (6.91%) JIRA
5 22 (5.85%) Visual Studio
6 18 (4.79%) Selenium
7 17 (4.52%) Maven
8 14 (3.72%) SonarQube
9 11 (2.93%) Bitbucket
9 11 (2.93%) Gradle
10 10 (2.66%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.66%) JMeter
11 9 (2.39%) Artifactory
12 8 (2.13%) GitLab
12 8 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.86%) Hudson
14 6 (1.60%) Grunt
14 6 (1.60%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (9.31%) Finance
2 14 (3.72%) Banking
3 7 (1.86%) Marketing
4 6 (1.60%) Electronics
4 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.06%) Automotive
6 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.80%) Law
6 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.80%) Retail
7 2 (0.53%) Billing
7 2 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (28.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 92 (24.47%) Developer
3 52 (13.83%) Architect
4 47 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
5 45 (11.97%) AWS DevOps
6 38 (10.11%) Consultant
7 34 (9.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 28 (7.45%) Cloud Engineer
9 23 (6.12%) DevOps Consultant
10 22 (5.85%) Software Engineer
11 20 (5.32%) Cloud Consultant
12 19 (5.05%) Java Developer
13 18 (4.79%) Java Engineer
14 17 (4.52%) Cloud Architect
15 16 (4.26%) AWS Consultant
16 15 (3.99%) .NET Developer
17 14 (3.72%) C# .NET Developer
17 14 (3.72%) C# Developer
17 14 (3.72%) Senior DevOps
18 13 (3.46%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (18.62%) Web Services
2 64 (17.02%) Node.js
3 53 (14.10%) .NET
4 33 (8.78%) AngularJS
4 33 (8.78%) Spring
5 26 (6.91%) CSS
5 26 (6.91%) HTML
6 24 (6.38%) JSON
6 24 (6.38%) React
7 21 (5.59%) RESTful
8 20 (5.32%) REST
8 20 (5.32%) SOAP
9 19 (5.05%) ASP.NET
9 19 (5.05%) J2EE
9 19 (5.05%) jQuery
10 15 (3.99%) Middleware
11 14 (3.72%) .NET Framework
11 14 (3.72%) Hibernate
11 14 (3.72%) XML
12 13 (3.46%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.91%) Public Cloud
2 20 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.06%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.80%) Cloud Native
7 3 (0.80%) iPad
7 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.80%) NHS
7 3 (0.80%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.53%) Clustering
8 2 (0.53%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 136 (36.17%) Linux
2 58 (15.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 57 (15.16%) Windows
4 29 (7.71%) Windows Server
5 27 (7.18%) CentOS
6 15 (3.99%) Unix
7 12 (3.19%) Android
8 11 (2.93%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.60%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.80%) Solaris
11 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.53%) Debian
12 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (53.72%) DevOps
2 153 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (17.02%) TDD
5 47 (12.50%) Scrum
6 43 (11.44%) Configuration Management
7 42 (11.17%) Microservices
7 42 (11.17%) Software Engineering
8 39 (10.37%) Test Automation
9 35 (9.31%) BDD
9 35 (9.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 28 (7.45%) Migration
11 24 (6.38%) Kanban
12 21 (5.59%) Deployment Automation
12 21 (5.59%) MVC
13 20 (5.32%) Data Modelling
14 18 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (4.52%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (3.99%) Project Management
17 13 (3.46%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (28.72%) Java
2 100 (26.60%) Python
3 63 (16.76%) Ruby
4 59 (15.69%) JavaScript
5 52 (13.83%) SQL
6 50 (13.30%) Bash Shell
7 40 (10.64%) C#
8 27 (7.18%) PowerShell
9 25 (6.65%) Go
10 22 (5.85%) PHP
11 17 (4.52%) Java 8
12 15 (3.99%) Perl
13 12 (3.19%) Groovy
13 12 (3.19%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.86%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.86%) VBScript
15 6 (1.60%) Scala
16 4 (1.06%) C++
16 4 (1.06%) R
17 3 (0.80%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.39%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.13%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.33%) Degree
5 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.80%) MCSA
7 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.27%) MCSE
7 1 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.19%) GCP
2 9 (2.39%) SLA
3 5 (1.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 80 (21.28%) Docker
2 28 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.80%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.80%) etcd
6 3 (0.80%) QEMU
6 3 (0.80%) vSphere
7 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.27%) Gluster
8 1 (0.27%) iptables
8 1 (0.27%) LXC
8 1 (0.27%) NFS
8 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 104 (27.66%) Puppet
2 80 (21.28%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (20.48%) Terraform
4 72 (19.15%) Ansible
5 56 (14.89%) Kubernetes
6 14 (3.72%) Packer
7 9 (2.39%) Consul
8 8 (2.13%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.33%) Rancher
9 5 (1.33%) Salt
10 4 (1.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 3 (0.80%) FlexNet
11 3 (0.80%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.80%) Kibana
11 3 (0.80%) logstash
11 3 (0.80%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.53%) Grafana
12 2 (0.53%) Mesos
12 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 45 (11.97%) Red Hat
3 32 (8.51%) Oracle
4 29 (7.71%) Google
5 22 (5.85%) Splunk
6 21 (5.59%) VMware
7 11 (2.93%) SAP
8 10 (2.66%) Xamarin
9 8 (2.13%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.13%) Informatica
10 7 (1.86%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.60%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.60%) Okta
11 6 (1.60%) SnapLogic
12 5 (1.33%) Cisco
12 5 (1.33%) IBM
12 5 (1.33%) Veeam
13 4 (1.06%) Capita
14 3 (0.80%) Brocade
14 3 (0.80%) Hyperion