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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 78 76
Rank change year-on-year +43 -2  
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 122 82 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.72% 2.12% 2.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.19% 39.61% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 60 43
Median daily rate £438 £486 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.02% -6.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £400 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £627 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £30.00

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 270 207 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.45% 5.35% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 140 106
Median daily rate £425 £463 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% -5.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +55.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +40 70 £450 -2.70% 51
Cheshire +29 34 £431 -11.53% 9
Merseyside +5 6 £403 -26.81% 2
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 113 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (41.35%) Linux
3 89 (33.46%) DevOps
4 84 (31.58%) Puppet
5 76 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 71 (26.69%) Web Services
7 68 (25.56%) Java
8 67 (25.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 64 (24.06%) Python
10 62 (23.31%) Opscode Chef
11 54 (20.30%) Git (software)
12 47 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (17.67%) Ansible
13 46 (17.29%) Finance
14 45 (16.92%) Scrum
15 40 (15.04%) TDD
15 40 (15.04%) SQL
15 40 (15.04%) Windows
16 39 (14.66%) Ruby
16 39 (14.66%) Amazon EC2
17 37 (13.91%) Docker
18 35 (13.16%) Configuration Management
19 33 (12.41%) Big Data
19 33 (12.41%) Open Source
20 31 (11.65%) VMware
20 31 (11.65%) REST
21 30 (11.28%) Firewall
22 29 (10.90%) Microsoft
22 29 (10.90%) Red Hat
22 29 (10.90%) JavaScript

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 20 (7.52%) OpenStack
2 13 (4.89%) Apache Spark
3 12 (4.51%) nginx
3 12 (4.51%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.38%) CloudStack
4 9 (3.38%) Confluence
5 7 (2.63%) Apache
5 7 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.88%) IIS
6 5 (1.88%) Jetty
6 5 (1.88%) Mongrel
7 3 (1.13%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.13%) Drupal
7 3 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.13%) SAS
7 3 (1.13%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
2 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (25.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (14.66%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (9.40%) Amazon S3
4 23 (8.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (5.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (4.51%) GitHub
8 10 (3.76%) PaaS
9 9 (3.38%) Amazon Kinesis
9 9 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (3.01%) Amazon ELB
10 8 (3.01%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (2.26%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (2.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (2.26%) IaaS
13 5 (1.88%) CloudFront
13 5 (1.88%) Heroku
13 5 (1.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.28%) Firewall
2 24 (9.02%) TCP/IP
3 20 (7.52%) SSL
4 18 (6.77%) HTTP
5 11 (4.14%) DNS
5 11 (4.14%) HTTPS
6 10 (3.76%) DHCP
7 9 (3.38%) VPN
7 9 (3.38%) WebEx
8 6 (2.26%) LAN
8 6 (2.26%) Network Security
8 6 (2.26%) VLAN
9 5 (1.88%) FTP
9 5 (1.88%) IPsec
10 4 (1.50%) SAN
11 3 (1.13%) NAS
11 3 (1.13%) SMTP
11 3 (1.13%) VoIP
11 3 (1.13%) WAN
11 3 (1.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.41%) Big Data
2 29 (10.90%) Amazon Redshift
3 26 (9.77%) Hadoop
3 26 (9.77%) NoSQL
4 16 (6.02%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.64%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (5.64%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.76%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (3.38%) GIS
7 9 (3.38%) MySQL
8 8 (3.01%) Data Mart
8 8 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.01%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.63%) Star Schema
10 6 (2.26%) Amazon QuickSight
10 6 (2.26%) Essbase
10 6 (2.26%) Redis
11 5 (1.88%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 76 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 54 (20.30%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.64%) JIRA
4 14 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
5 13 (4.89%) Subversion
5 13 (4.89%) Travis CI
6 11 (4.14%) GoCD
6 11 (4.14%) JUnit
7 9 (3.38%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.38%) GitLab
7 9 (3.38%) Maven
7 9 (3.38%) Selenium
7 9 (3.38%) Vagrant
8 8 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.63%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.63%) JMeter
10 6 (2.26%) ERwin
10 6 (2.26%) Gradle
11 5 (1.88%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (17.29%) Finance
2 19 (7.14%) Banking
3 10 (3.76%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.38%) Electronics
4 9 (3.38%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.38%) Marketing
4 9 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (22.18%) Developer
2 54 (20.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (13.91%) Consultant
4 32 (12.03%) Architect
5 24 (9.02%) AWS Engineer
6 23 (8.65%) Security Consultant
7 20 (7.52%) Data Engineer
8 15 (5.64%) AWS Consultant
8 15 (5.64%) Java Developer
9 14 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 14 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.89%) Big Data Engineer
10 13 (4.89%) Cloud Architect
11 12 (4.51%) IT Consultant
11 12 (4.51%) IT Security Consultant
12 11 (4.14%) AWS Developer
12 11 (4.14%) AWS DevOps
12 11 (4.14%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.76%) Cloud Consultant
14 9 (3.38%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (26.69%) Web Services
2 31 (11.65%) REST
3 21 (7.89%) JSON
4 20 (7.52%) .NET
4 20 (7.52%) HTML
5 19 (7.14%) RESTful
6 18 (6.77%) Node.js
7 16 (6.02%) CSS
8 15 (5.64%) J2EE
9 14 (5.26%) XML
10 12 (4.51%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (4.14%) ASP.NET
11 11 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (3.38%) AngularJS
13 8 (3.01%) Spring
13 8 (3.01%) XSLT
14 7 (2.63%) jQuery
14 7 (2.63%) WPF
15 6 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (2.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.51%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.01%) Public Cloud
3 7 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.13%) PKI
5 3 (1.13%) User Experience
5 3 (1.13%) Wiki
6 2 (0.75%) Blog
6 2 (0.75%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.75%) Replication
6 2 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (0.75%) Tandem
7 1 (0.38%) Clustering
7 1 (0.38%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 110 (41.35%) Linux
2 40 (15.04%) Windows
3 28 (10.53%) Unix
4 25 (9.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (9.02%) CentOS
6 9 (3.38%) Fedora
6 9 (3.38%) Windows Server
7 8 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.13%) Android
8 3 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (33.46%) DevOps
3 47 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (16.92%) Scrum
5 40 (15.04%) TDD
6 35 (13.16%) Configuration Management
7 33 (12.41%) Open Source
8 27 (10.15%) BDD
8 27 (10.15%) Information Security
9 25 (9.40%) High Availability
10 20 (7.52%) Analytics
10 20 (7.52%) ETL
11 19 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 18 (6.77%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (6.39%) OO
14 16 (6.02%) E-Commerce
14 16 (6.02%) Security Architecture
15 15 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (5.64%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 68 (25.56%) Java
2 64 (24.06%) Python
3 40 (15.04%) SQL
4 39 (14.66%) Ruby
5 29 (10.90%) Bash Shell
5 29 (10.90%) JavaScript
6 20 (7.52%) Scala
7 16 (6.02%) Shell Script
8 15 (5.64%) C#
8 15 (5.64%) PowerShell
9 12 (4.51%) PHP
10 11 (4.14%) Perl
11 7 (2.63%) C
12 3 (1.13%) Korn
12 3 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.75%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.75%) Go
13 2 (0.75%) Groovy
13 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (7.52%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.51%) CISSP
4 9 (3.38%) CISMP
5 8 (3.01%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.75%) Degree
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.75%) SANS
6 2 (0.75%) SSCP
7 1 (0.38%) CCNA
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) MCITP
7 1 (0.38%) MCP
7 1 (0.38%) MCSA
7 1 (0.38%) MCSE
7 1 (0.38%) NCDA
7 1 (0.38%) NCIE
7 1 (0.38%) VCAP
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.38%) COBIT
2 9 (3.38%) ISO27002
3 7 (2.63%) QA
4 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 37 (13.91%) Docker
2 20 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.51%) vSphere
4 11 (4.14%) Active Directory
4 11 (4.14%) Xen
4 11 (4.14%) XenApp
5 8 (3.01%) ProxySG
6 7 (2.63%) XenServer
7 6 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.13%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.38%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.38%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 84 (31.58%) Puppet
2 62 (23.31%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (17.67%) Ansible
4 15 (5.64%) Terraform
5 13 (4.89%) Kibana
6 11 (4.14%) Kubernetes
7 9 (3.38%) Graphite
7 9 (3.38%) Nagios
8 8 (3.01%) Ganglia
8 8 (3.01%) Riemann
9 7 (2.63%) Cobbler
10 5 (1.88%) logstash
10 5 (1.88%) Salt
11 4 (1.50%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.50%) Packer
12 3 (1.13%) Rsyslog
12 3 (1.13%) yum
13 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.75%) QRadar
13 2 (0.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (11.65%) VMware
2 29 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.90%) Red Hat
3 24 (9.02%) Google
4 20 (7.52%) Cisco
5 19 (7.14%) Oracle
6 14 (5.26%) Talend
7 12 (4.51%) Citrix
8 10 (3.76%) SAP
9 8 (3.01%) Blue Coat
10 7 (2.63%) IBM
10 7 (2.63%) Splunk
11 6 (2.26%) Atlassian
11 6 (2.26%) Hyperion
11 6 (2.26%) MapR
11 6 (2.26%) NetApp
12 5 (1.88%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.88%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.88%) Twitter
13 4 (1.50%) F5
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
NHS Blood And Transplant
Rate: £46,625 to £57,640 (AfC band 8b) per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 days ago