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 3 months to 27 June 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 / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 76 58
Rank change year-on-year +28 -18  
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 101 86 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.43% 2.27% 2.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.62% 34.40% 49.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 61 54
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

Amazon AWS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 341 250 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.58% 6.59% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 163 111
Median daily rate £440 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 4
Median hourly rate £65.00 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +364.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.20 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £17.30 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Amazon AWS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +30 54 £450 -5.26% 49
Cheshire +32 27 £475 -6.17% 10
Merseyside -9 14 £406 -0.61% 4
Lancashire -4 2 £550 +27.16% 3
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 82 (37.61%) Linux
2 78 (35.78%) Jenkins
2 78 (35.78%) DevOps
3 76 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (32.11%) Puppet
5 52 (23.85%) Java
6 48 (22.02%) Opscode Chef
7 47 (21.56%) Finance
8 46 (21.10%) Python
9 45 (20.64%) Web Services
10 41 (18.81%) Ansible
10 41 (18.81%) Git (software)
10 41 (18.81%) JavaScript
11 38 (17.43%) Docker
12 35 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
14 32 (14.68%) Configuration Management
15 30 (13.76%) TDD
16 29 (13.30%) CSS
17 28 (12.84%) Amazon EC2
18 27 (12.39%) HTML
18 27 (12.39%) Banking
19 25 (11.47%) Ruby
19 25 (11.47%) SQL
19 25 (11.47%) Node.js
19 25 (11.47%) Big Data
20 24 (11.01%) Open Source
20 24 (11.01%) Scrum
21 23 (10.55%) Bash Shell
22 22 (10.09%) Information Security

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 9 (4.13%) Apache
2 8 (3.67%) IIS
2 8 (3.67%) nginx
2 8 (3.67%) SAS
2 8 (3.67%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.21%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.75%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.29%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.29%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.29%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.83%) Jetty
6 4 (1.83%) Mongrel
7 3 (1.38%) Confluence
7 3 (1.38%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.92%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.92%) Drupal
8 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (1.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (12.84%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (8.72%) Amazon S3
4 18 (8.26%) PaaS
5 16 (7.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (5.96%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (5.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (5.05%) GitHub
9 10 (4.59%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (4.59%) Office 365
10 9 (4.13%) SaaS
11 7 (3.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (2.75%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (2.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.75%) Datadog
12 6 (2.75%) Route 53
13 5 (2.29%) IaaS
14 4 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (1.83%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.63%) SSL
2 14 (6.42%) Firewall
3 13 (5.96%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.05%) DNS
5 10 (4.59%) VPN
6 9 (4.13%) DHCP
6 9 (4.13%) LAN
7 8 (3.67%) HTTPS
7 8 (3.67%) Network Security
8 7 (3.21%) HTTP
9 6 (2.75%) IPsec
9 6 (2.75%) WAN
10 5 (2.29%) Internet
10 5 (2.29%) SAN
10 5 (2.29%) SMTP
10 5 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.83%) FTP
11 4 (1.83%) NAS
11 4 (1.83%) WLAN
12 3 (1.38%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.47%) Big Data
2 16 (7.34%) Hadoop
2 16 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.50%) MySQL
4 11 (5.05%) Amazon Redshift
5 9 (4.13%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (4.13%) GIS
5 9 (4.13%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.21%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.75%) Redis
7 6 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.83%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.92%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 78 (35.78%) Jenkins
2 41 (18.81%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.50%) gulp
4 11 (5.05%) GitLab
4 11 (5.05%) Selenium
5 10 (4.59%) Cucumber
5 10 (4.59%) Mocha
6 9 (4.13%) SonarQube
6 9 (4.13%) Travis CI
7 8 (3.67%) Subversion
8 7 (3.21%) Bitbucket
8 7 (3.21%) JIRA
8 7 (3.21%) Maven
8 7 (3.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (3.21%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (3.21%) Vagrant
9 6 (2.75%) ERwin
9 6 (2.75%) GoCD
9 6 (2.75%) JMeter
10 5 (2.29%) Gradle
General
1 47 (21.56%) Finance
2 27 (12.39%) Banking
3 10 (4.59%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.21%) Electronics
4 7 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.21%) Marketing
4 7 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (22.94%) Developer
2 46 (21.10%) Architect
3 42 (19.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (12.84%) Consultant
5 23 (10.55%) Cloud Architect
6 20 (9.17%) AWS Engineer
7 18 (8.26%) AWS Architect
8 17 (7.80%) AWS DevOps
9 16 (7.34%) AWS Consultant
10 13 (5.96%) Cloud Consultant
10 13 (5.96%) Node.js Developer
10 13 (5.96%) Security Architect
10 13 (5.96%) Security Consultant
11 12 (5.50%) Technical Architect
12 11 (5.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 11 (5.05%) Java Developer
12 11 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
13 10 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (4.59%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.64%) Web Services
2 29 (13.30%) CSS
3 27 (12.39%) HTML
4 25 (11.47%) Node.js
5 19 (8.72%) .NET
6 18 (8.26%) J2EE
7 17 (7.80%) REST
8 12 (5.50%) jQuery
9 11 (5.05%) RESTful
10 10 (4.59%) ASP.NET
10 10 (4.59%) HTML5
11 9 (4.13%) AngularJS
11 9 (4.13%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (4.13%) JSON
11 9 (4.13%) Spring
12 8 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (3.21%) Play Framework
13 7 (3.21%) React
14 6 (2.75%) Apache Camel
14 6 (2.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.05%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.75%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.29%) PKI
3 5 (2.29%) User Experience
4 4 (1.83%) Private Cloud
4 4 (1.83%) Replication
5 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.38%) Wiki
6 2 (0.92%) Blog
6 2 (0.92%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.92%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (0.92%) Tandem
7 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (37.61%) Linux
2 19 (8.72%) CentOS
2 19 (8.72%) Windows
3 18 (8.26%) Unix
4 12 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.29%) Fedora
5 5 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.38%) Android
6 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (35.78%) DevOps
2 76 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (14.68%) Configuration Management
5 30 (13.76%) TDD
6 24 (11.01%) Open Source
6 24 (11.01%) Scrum
7 22 (10.09%) Information Security
8 21 (9.63%) Test Automation
9 20 (9.17%) Security Management
10 19 (8.72%) Internal Audit
10 19 (8.72%) Security Architecture
11 18 (8.26%) Migration
12 15 (6.88%) BDD
13 14 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (5.96%) Data Modelling
14 13 (5.96%) MVC
15 12 (5.50%) E-Commerce
16 11 (5.05%) ETL
16 11 (5.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.85%) Java
2 46 (21.10%) Python
3 41 (18.81%) JavaScript
4 25 (11.47%) Ruby
4 25 (11.47%) SQL
5 23 (10.55%) Bash Shell
6 15 (6.88%) Shell Script
7 12 (5.50%) C#
8 11 (5.05%) PHP
9 8 (3.67%) ES6
10 7 (3.21%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.29%) ECMAScript
11 5 (2.29%) Scala
12 4 (1.83%) C
13 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.38%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.92%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.92%) Groovy
14 2 (0.92%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.46%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (4.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.83%) OCPJP
4 3 (1.38%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.92%) CCNA
5 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.92%) CISSP
5 2 (0.92%) Degree
5 2 (0.92%) MCSE
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.92%) SANS
5 2 (0.92%) SSCP
5 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) MCITP
6 1 (0.46%) MCSA
6 1 (0.46%) NCDA
6 1 (0.46%) PMP
6 1 (0.46%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.96%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.46%) GCP
2 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (17.43%) Docker
2 12 (5.50%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.29%) vSphere
4 5 (2.29%) XenApp
5 4 (1.83%) Xen
6 3 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.92%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 70 (32.11%) Puppet
2 48 (22.02%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (18.81%) Ansible
4 20 (9.17%) Terraform
5 10 (4.59%) Kubernetes
5 10 (4.59%) Nagios
6 9 (4.13%) Kibana
7 7 (3.21%) Graphite
8 5 (2.29%) Ganglia
8 5 (2.29%) Riemann
8 5 (2.29%) Rsyslog
9 4 (1.83%) logstash
10 3 (1.38%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.38%) Packer
10 3 (1.38%) Salt
10 3 (1.38%) yum
11 2 (0.92%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.92%) QRadar
11 2 (0.92%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (9.17%) Red Hat
2 19 (8.72%) Google
3 18 (8.26%) VMware
4 17 (7.80%) Microsoft
5 12 (5.50%) IBM
6 11 (5.05%) Splunk
7 9 (4.13%) SAP
8 8 (3.67%) Oracle
9 7 (3.21%) Talend
10 5 (2.29%) Apple
10 5 (2.29%) Cisco
10 5 (2.29%) Citrix
10 5 (2.29%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.83%) Zend
12 3 (1.38%) F5
12 3 (1.38%) Juniper
12 3 (1.38%) RightScale
12 3 (1.38%) Teradata
13 2 (0.92%) AppSense
13 2 (0.92%) Fortinet
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