Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 43 68
Rank change year-on-year +14 +25 +35
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 366 212 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.18% 3.77% 2.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.26% 30.95% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 136 143
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £363 £314 £329
90th Percentile £625 £600 £571
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.83% +14.72% +15.93%

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 1,251 685 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.13% 12.20% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 442 399
North West median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +4.29%
10th Percentile £226 £225 £288
90th Percentile £600 £600 £556
England median daily rate £488 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +7.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 15 14
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.66% +107.14% -37.78%
10th Percentile £11.28 £10.50 £10.85
90th Percentile £64.00 £67.70 £15.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year -12.50% +7.85% -19.37%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +16 189 £500 +17.65% 160
Cheshire +35 105 £435 -13.00% 37
Lancashire +16 47 £475 +43.94% 15
Merseyside -6 12 £575 +38.55% 14
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 175 (47.81%) DevOps
2 135 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (36.07%) Java
4 125 (34.15%) Jenkins
5 114 (31.15%) Python
6 109 (29.78%) Linux
7 108 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 105 (28.69%) Puppet
9 98 (26.78%) Docker
10 90 (24.59%) Ansible
10 90 (24.59%) Terraform
11 82 (22.40%) Git (software)
12 72 (19.67%) Microservices
13 66 (18.03%) Kubernetes
14 60 (16.39%) Opscode Chef
15 57 (15.57%) Amazon EC2
16 56 (15.30%) Windows
17 55 (15.03%) JavaScript
17 55 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (15.03%) Node.js
18 52 (14.21%) TDD
18 52 (14.21%) Spring
19 51 (13.93%) Web Services
19 51 (13.93%) MySQL
20 42 (11.48%) Software Engineering
20 42 (11.48%) Scrum
20 42 (11.48%) Continuous Delivery
21 41 (11.20%) Bash Shell
22 40 (10.93%) Security Cleared
22 40 (10.93%) Configuration Management

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 21 (5.74%) Confluence
2 14 (3.83%) Apache
3 13 (3.55%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.28%) nginx
5 11 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.01%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.73%) Apache Spark
7 9 (2.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.64%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.37%) IIS
9 5 (1.37%) JBoss
9 5 (1.37%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.82%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.82%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.82%) WildFly
11 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.27%) Jetty
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.27%) HFM
2 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 108 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (15.57%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (10.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 30 (8.20%) Amazon S3
5 29 (7.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (7.65%) Amazon ELB
6 28 (7.65%) SaaS
7 21 (5.74%) Route 53
8 19 (5.19%) Amazon SQS
9 17 (4.64%) Office 365
10 16 (4.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (4.10%) PaaS
12 14 (3.83%) GitHub
13 10 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (2.73%) Serverless
14 8 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (1.37%) CloudFront
15 5 (1.37%) IaaS
15 5 (1.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.20%) Firewall
2 27 (7.38%) DNS
2 27 (7.38%) HTTP
3 20 (5.46%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.01%) DHCP
4 11 (3.01%) VPN
5 8 (2.19%) Internet
5 8 (2.19%) SSL
6 7 (1.91%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (1.91%) SAN
7 5 (1.37%) SMS
7 5 (1.37%) WAN
8 4 (1.09%) DSL
8 4 (1.09%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.09%) LAN
9 3 (0.82%) FTP
9 3 (0.82%) IPsec
9 3 (0.82%) Network Security
9 3 (0.82%) OSPF
9 3 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (13.93%) MySQL
2 38 (10.38%) MongoDB
3 33 (9.02%) SQL Server
4 22 (6.01%) Apache Cassandra
4 22 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (5.74%) Big Data
6 20 (5.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 18 (4.92%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (4.92%) Amazon Redshift
8 17 (4.64%) Hadoop
9 11 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (2.73%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.73%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.64%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.37%) Amazon Athena
12 5 (1.37%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
13 4 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.09%) HBase
Development Applications
1 125 (34.15%) Jenkins
2 82 (22.40%) Git (software)
3 35 (9.56%) JIRA
4 27 (7.38%) GitLab
5 23 (6.28%) SonarQube
6 22 (6.01%) Maven
7 18 (4.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (4.64%) Selenium
9 16 (4.37%) Bitbucket
10 12 (3.28%) Artifactory
10 12 (3.28%) Cucumber
10 12 (3.28%) JUnit
10 12 (3.28%) Vagrant
11 11 (3.01%) Gradle
12 8 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.91%) Grunt
13 7 (1.91%) Mockito
13 7 (1.91%) Subversion
14 6 (1.64%) gulp
14 6 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 20 (5.46%) Finance
2 13 (3.55%) Retail
3 9 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.19%) Banking
5 4 (1.09%) Marketing
6 3 (0.82%) Automotive
6 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.55%) Law
7 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (23.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 71 (19.40%) Developer
3 58 (15.85%) Architect
4 42 (11.48%) AWS Engineer
5 25 (6.83%) Java Developer
6 24 (6.56%) AWS DevOps
6 24 (6.56%) Technical Architect
7 23 (6.28%) Java Engineer
8 20 (5.46%) AWS Architect
8 20 (5.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 20 (5.46%) Software Engineer
9 19 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (4.92%) Cloud Architect
11 13 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (3.28%) Data Engineer
13 11 (3.01%) Consultant
13 11 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (3.01%) Java Software Engineer
13 11 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
13 11 (3.01%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.03%) Node.js
2 52 (14.21%) Spring
3 51 (13.93%) Web Services
4 30 (8.20%) .NET
5 23 (6.28%) Elastic Stack
6 22 (6.01%) AngularJS
6 22 (6.01%) RESTful
6 22 (6.01%) Spring Boot
7 21 (5.74%) React
8 19 (5.19%) CSS
8 19 (5.19%) HTML
9 16 (4.37%) REST
10 15 (4.10%) Hibernate
11 12 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (3.01%) XML
13 10 (2.73%) jQuery
14 9 (2.46%) Kafka
14 9 (2.46%) SOAP
15 8 (2.19%) Django
15 8 (2.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.10%) Public Cloud
2 21 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.46%) iPad
6 8 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.64%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.37%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.37%) Replication
8 5 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.09%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.09%) User Experience
10 3 (0.82%) Clustering
10 3 (0.82%) Fintech
11 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.55%) NHS
12 1 (0.27%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 109 (29.78%) Linux
2 56 (15.30%) Windows
3 33 (9.02%) CentOS
3 33 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (7.10%) Unix
5 20 (5.46%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.73%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.64%) VMS
9 5 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.09%) Android
10 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.55%) Debian
11 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (47.81%) DevOps
2 135 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (19.67%) Microservices
4 55 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (14.21%) TDD
6 42 (11.48%) Continuous Delivery
6 42 (11.48%) Scrum
6 42 (11.48%) Software Engineering
7 40 (10.93%) Configuration Management
8 38 (10.38%) Test Automation
9 35 (9.56%) Migration
10 30 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (7.10%) BDD
12 23 (6.28%) Open Source
13 20 (5.46%) E-Commerce
14 16 (4.37%) Analytics
14 16 (4.37%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 16 (4.37%) SDLC
15 15 (4.10%) Infrastructure Monitoring
16 14 (3.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 132 (36.07%) Java
2 114 (31.15%) Python
3 55 (15.03%) JavaScript
4 41 (11.20%) Bash Shell
5 30 (8.20%) Java 8
6 29 (7.92%) SQL
7 23 (6.28%) PHP
8 22 (6.01%) Ruby
9 16 (4.37%) PowerShell
9 16 (4.37%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.55%) Perl
11 10 (2.73%) C#
11 10 (2.73%) Groovy
12 7 (1.91%) Go
13 6 (1.64%) Scala
14 5 (1.37%) PHP 7
15 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.27%) C
16 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.19%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.91%) Degree
5 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.55%) CCDP
6 2 (0.55%) CCIE
6 2 (0.55%) CCNP
6 2 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.27%) CISA
7 1 (0.27%) CISM
7 1 (0.27%) CISSP
7 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.82%) GDPR
1 3 (0.82%) QA
1 3 (0.82%) SLA
2 2 (0.55%) PMO
3 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
System Software
1 98 (26.78%) Docker
2 18 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.37%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.73%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (1.09%) etcd
6 4 (1.09%) vSphere
7 3 (0.82%) NFS
8 2 (0.55%) XenServer
9 1 (0.27%) Gluster
9 1 (0.27%) iptables
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.27%) XenApp
9 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 105 (28.69%) Puppet
2 90 (24.59%) Ansible
2 90 (24.59%) Terraform
3 66 (18.03%) Kubernetes
4 60 (16.39%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (7.65%) Packer
6 17 (4.64%) Prometheus
7 15 (4.10%) Grafana
8 14 (3.83%) Rancher
9 13 (3.55%) Salt
10 6 (1.64%) Consul
11 5 (1.37%) Kibana
12 4 (1.09%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.09%) logstash
12 4 (1.09%) Nagios
13 3 (0.82%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.82%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (8.74%) Oracle
2 28 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.65%) VMware
3 18 (4.92%) Google
4 14 (3.83%) Red Hat
5 13 (3.55%) Black Duck
6 11 (3.01%) Cloudera
7 10 (2.73%) Cisco
8 9 (2.46%) IBM
9 6 (1.64%) Hyperion
9 6 (1.64%) Talend
10 5 (1.37%) Blue Prism
10 5 (1.37%) Citrix
10 5 (1.37%) Meraki
11 4 (1.09%) AlienVault
11 4 (1.09%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.09%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.82%) F5
12 3 (0.82%) Splunk
12 3 (0.82%) Zend