Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 30 37
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7 +64
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 510 329 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.00% 5.88% 4.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.93% 36.68% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 223 165
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% -2.22%
10th Percentile £350 £352 £335
90th Percentile £691 £596 £600
England median daily rate £530 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
North West median hourly rate £69.00 £53.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.37% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -15.00% +25.00%

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 1,381 897 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.36% 16.02% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 598 410
North West median daily rate £465 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +5.42% -2.35%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £250
90th Percentile £675 £591 £576
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 21 7
North West median hourly rate £17.47 £14.46 £14.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.78% +1.19% -59.17%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.83 £10.45
90th Percentile £24.02 £22.00 £33.77
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -10.00%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 +13 237 £500 +11.11% 193
Lancashire +17 130 £585 +32.58% 17
Cheshire +11 86 £425 -19.05% 44
Merseyside -6 37 £458 -16.82% 11
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 230 (45.10%) DevOps
2 218 (42.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 196 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (32.16%) Jenkins
5 157 (30.78%) Linux
6 142 (27.84%) Docker
7 119 (23.33%) Java
7 119 (23.33%) Puppet
8 112 (21.96%) Terraform
9 110 (21.57%) Ansible
10 98 (19.22%) Kubernetes
11 97 (19.02%) Microsoft
12 89 (17.45%) Windows
12 89 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
13 87 (17.06%) Git (software)
14 86 (16.86%) Python
15 78 (15.29%) .NET
16 74 (14.51%) Amazon EC2
17 73 (14.31%) Opscode Chef
18 72 (14.12%) Microservices
18 72 (14.12%) JavaScript
19 71 (13.92%) SQL
20 65 (12.75%) Web Services
21 64 (12.55%) Oracle
21 64 (12.55%) Node.js
22 63 (12.35%) SQL Server
23 62 (12.16%) Bash Shell
23 62 (12.16%) Cloud Computing
24 60 (11.76%) Amazon S3
25 59 (11.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 24 (4.71%) Confluence
1 24 (4.71%) SharePoint
1 24 (4.71%) Tomcat
2 23 (4.51%) Apache
2 23 (4.51%) IIS
3 20 (3.92%) JBoss
4 19 (3.73%) nginx
5 18 (3.53%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.55%) Jetty
7 10 (1.96%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.96%) Mongrel
8 9 (1.76%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.37%) SAS
10 6 (1.18%) CMS
10 6 (1.18%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.20%) CATIA
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 218 (42.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (14.51%) Amazon EC2
3 62 (12.16%) Cloud Computing
4 60 (11.76%) Amazon S3
5 55 (10.78%) Serverless
6 43 (8.43%) Office 365
7 40 (7.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 32 (6.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 29 (5.69%) OpenShift
10 28 (5.49%) AWS Lambda
11 27 (5.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 21 (4.12%) Route 53
13 20 (3.92%) PaaS
14 19 (3.73%) Amazon ELB
14 19 (3.73%) Dynamics 365
15 17 (3.33%) GitHub
16 14 (2.75%) IaaS
17 13 (2.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 12 (2.35%) Amazon EMR
19 10 (1.96%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.63%) DNS
2 37 (7.25%) HTTP
3 33 (6.47%) TCP/IP
4 29 (5.69%) DHCP
5 25 (4.90%) SSL
6 19 (3.73%) IPsec
7 18 (3.53%) FTP
8 17 (3.33%) VPN
9 9 (1.76%) Firewall
9 9 (1.76%) Network Security
10 5 (0.98%) ICMP
10 5 (0.98%) WAN
11 4 (0.78%) Internet
11 4 (0.78%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.78%) SAN
12 3 (0.59%) LAN
12 3 (0.59%) OSPF
12 3 (0.59%) tcpdump
13 2 (0.39%) BGP
13 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.78%) MySQL
3 40 (7.84%) Hadoop
4 39 (7.65%) MongoDB
5 37 (7.25%) Big Data
6 35 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (5.10%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (4.31%) Amazon Redshift
9 21 (4.12%) NoSQL
10 16 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (2.35%) Amazon Aurora
12 11 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (2.16%) Pentaho
13 10 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.96%) RavenDB
14 9 (1.76%) Amazon Athena
15 8 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (1.37%) Apache Hive
16 7 (1.37%) DB2
16 7 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 164 (32.16%) Jenkins
2 87 (17.06%) Git (software)
3 55 (10.78%) GitLab
4 44 (8.63%) Artifactory
5 36 (7.06%) Maven
6 35 (6.86%) JIRA
7 33 (6.47%) SonarQube
7 33 (6.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (2.75%) Gradle
9 11 (2.16%) gulp
9 11 (2.16%) JUnit
9 11 (2.16%) Selenium
9 11 (2.16%) Travis CI
9 11 (2.16%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.96%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.76%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.37%) Mockito
12 7 (1.37%) MSI
13 5 (0.98%) Spock
14 4 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 44 (8.63%) Finance
2 21 (4.12%) Banking
3 16 (3.14%) Retail
4 8 (1.57%) Law
5 7 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.59%) Marketing
8 2 (0.39%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Back Office
9 1 (0.20%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (23.14%) Developer
2 116 (22.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 91 (17.84%) AWS Engineer
4 73 (14.31%) Architect
5 50 (9.80%) AWS DevOps
6 42 (8.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 30 (5.88%) Java Developer
8 29 (5.69%) Cloud Engineer
9 26 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
10 25 (4.90%) AWS Architect
11 23 (4.51%) Consultant
12 22 (4.31%) Java Engineer
12 22 (4.31%) Platform Engineer
13 20 (3.92%) .NET Developer
13 20 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
14 17 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
15 13 (2.55%) Data Architect
15 13 (2.55%) Data Engineer
16 12 (2.35%) Backend Developer
16 12 (2.35%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (15.29%) .NET
2 65 (12.75%) Web Services
3 64 (12.55%) Node.js
4 54 (10.59%) CSS
4 54 (10.59%) HTML
5 50 (9.80%) Spring
6 40 (7.84%) Elastic Stack
7 35 (6.86%) HTML5
8 33 (6.47%) Spring Boot
9 32 (6.27%) AngularJS
9 32 (6.27%) CSS3
10 30 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 29 (5.69%) RESTful
12 27 (5.29%) XML
13 26 (5.10%) React
14 25 (4.90%) Kafka
15 23 (4.51%) Hibernate
16 22 (4.31%) Dropwizard
16 22 (4.31%) Express
16 22 (4.31%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.43%) Hybrid Cloud
2 30 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.10%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.73%) User Experience
5 18 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.16%) Fintech
8 10 (1.96%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.57%) Semantic Web
10 7 (1.37%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.18%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.78%) NHS
12 4 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.59%) Clustering
13 3 (0.59%) Replication
14 2 (0.39%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.39%) e-Learning
14 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Cloud
14 2 (0.39%) Video on Demand
14 2 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 157 (30.78%) Linux
2 89 (17.45%) Windows
3 59 (11.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (5.10%) Unix
5 21 (4.12%) Windows Server
6 15 (2.94%) CentOS
7 9 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.37%) Android
8 7 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.37%) Debian
9 6 (1.18%) Solaris
9 6 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.59%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.59%) Fedora
11 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.39%) AIX
13 1 (0.20%) VME
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (45.10%) DevOps
2 196 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (14.12%) Microservices
5 55 (10.78%) Configuration Management
6 49 (9.61%) Test Automation
7 44 (8.63%) Migration
8 43 (8.43%) TDD
9 40 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (7.65%) Open Source
11 37 (7.25%) ITIL
11 37 (7.25%) Software Engineering
12 34 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (6.27%) Scrum
14 30 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
15 27 (5.29%) Security Management
15 27 (5.29%) Systems Engineering
16 26 (5.10%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 26 (5.10%) Unit Testing
17 21 (4.12%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 119 (23.33%) Java
2 86 (16.86%) Python
3 72 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 71 (13.92%) SQL
5 62 (12.16%) Bash Shell
6 49 (9.61%) C#
7 30 (5.88%) Ruby
8 24 (4.71%) Java 8
9 21 (4.12%) PHP
10 15 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.55%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.76%) R
13 8 (1.57%) Scala
14 7 (1.37%) Perl
15 6 (1.18%) Go
15 6 (1.18%) Groovy
16 3 (0.59%) C
16 3 (0.59%) PHP 7
16 3 (0.59%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (5.69%) AWS Certification
2 28 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.57%) CCA
5 8 (1.57%) Degree
6 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.59%) CCIE
7 3 (0.59%) CCNP
7 3 (0.59%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.39%) CCDP
8 2 (0.39%) CCNA
8 2 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.20%) CISM
9 1 (0.20%) CISSP
9 1 (0.20%) ISEB
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) MCSE
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.18%) QA
2 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.39%) PSD2
3 2 (0.39%) WCAG
4 1 (0.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 142 (27.84%) Docker
2 34 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 28 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.16%) Xen
5 8 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.59%) Squid
7 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.39%) HDFS
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.39%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.39%) vCloud
8 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.39%) vSphere
8 2 (0.39%) XenServer
9 1 (0.20%) etcd
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 119 (23.33%) Puppet
2 112 (21.96%) Terraform
3 110 (21.57%) Ansible
4 98 (19.22%) Kubernetes
5 73 (14.31%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (7.06%) Salt
7 34 (6.67%) Prometheus
8 20 (3.92%) Packer
9 18 (3.53%) Grafana
10 10 (1.96%) Rancher
11 7 (1.37%) SCCM
12 5 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.78%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.78%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.59%) NetBackup
15 2 (0.39%) Consul
15 2 (0.39%) Forum Sentry
15 2 (0.39%) Hyperic
15 2 (0.39%) Nagios
15 2 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 97 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 64 (12.55%) Oracle
3 46 (9.02%) Google
4 45 (8.82%) Cloudera
4 45 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 39 (7.65%) VMware
6 32 (6.27%) Hortonworks
7 19 (3.73%) Citrix
8 14 (2.75%) PagerDuty
9 9 (1.76%) Cisco
10 8 (1.57%) Black Duck
10 8 (1.57%) SAP
10 8 (1.57%) Splunk
11 4 (0.78%) Gemalto
11 4 (0.78%) HP
11 4 (0.78%) NetApp
11 4 (0.78%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.78%) Tableau
12 3 (0.59%) Symantec
12 3 (0.59%) Veritas