Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 40 52
Rank change year-on-year +23 +12 +62
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 456 257 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.58% 4.52% 3.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.50% 33.42% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 166 152
North West median daily rate £500 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £315 £363
90th Percentile £638 £599 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.13 £40.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.42% +14.72% +1.17%

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 1,403 769 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.33% 13.53% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 506 422
North West median daily rate £450 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £236 £257 £290
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 5 8
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +56.86% -57.77%
10th Percentile £11.41 £12.75 £10.88
90th Percentile £42.50 £113.05 £15.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.63%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +24 238 £500 +11.11% 137
Cheshire +23 102 £405 -19.00% 26
Lancashire +24 90 £525 +23.89% 28
Merseyside -13 14 £464 +13.11% 10
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 215 (47.15%) DevOps
2 175 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (32.46%) Linux
4 146 (32.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 144 (31.58%) Java
6 135 (29.61%) Jenkins
7 127 (27.85%) Puppet
8 122 (26.75%) Python
9 115 (25.22%) Ansible
10 111 (24.34%) Docker
11 96 (21.05%) Terraform
12 83 (18.20%) Amazon EC2
13 80 (17.54%) Git (software)
14 79 (17.32%) Windows
15 76 (16.67%) Kubernetes
16 73 (16.01%) Microservices
16 73 (16.01%) Continuous Integration
17 66 (14.47%) Opscode Chef
18 63 (13.82%) TDD
19 62 (13.60%) Web Services
20 61 (13.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 60 (13.16%) SQL Server
22 59 (12.94%) MySQL
22 59 (12.94%) Microsoft
23 58 (12.72%) .NET
24 57 (12.50%) Oracle
25 56 (12.28%) Configuration Management
26 55 (12.06%) JavaScript
27 51 (11.18%) Test Automation
28 49 (10.75%) Bash Shell

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 26 (5.70%) Apache
1 26 (5.70%) nginx
2 25 (5.48%) Confluence
3 17 (3.73%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.51%) IIS
5 15 (3.29%) MS Exchange
6 13 (2.85%) Jetty
7 12 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (2.41%) SharePoint
8 11 (2.41%) WebSphere
9 10 (2.19%) Apache Spark
9 10 (2.19%) Mongrel
10 9 (1.97%) JBoss
10 9 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.44%) SAS
15 2 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.22%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 146 (32.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (18.20%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (10.09%) Cloud Computing
4 45 (9.87%) Amazon S3
5 36 (7.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 33 (7.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (7.02%) Amazon ELB
8 31 (6.80%) Serverless
9 30 (6.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (5.70%) Route 53
11 25 (5.48%) GitHub
12 21 (4.61%) Amazon SQS
12 21 (4.61%) Office 365
13 20 (4.39%) SaaS
14 13 (2.85%) OpenShift
15 12 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (2.41%) PaaS
17 10 (2.19%) Google App Engine
18 7 (1.54%) Amazon Glacier
18 7 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.65%) HTTP
2 42 (9.21%) DNS
3 32 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.70%) Firewall
5 23 (5.04%) DHCP
6 20 (4.39%) SSL
7 15 (3.29%) FTP
7 15 (3.29%) IPsec
7 15 (3.29%) VPN
8 10 (2.19%) Internet
9 8 (1.75%) Network Security
9 8 (1.75%) SAN
10 7 (1.54%) iSCSI
10 7 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
10 7 (1.54%) WAN
11 5 (1.10%) OSPF
12 4 (0.88%) BGP
12 4 (0.88%) BIG-IP
12 4 (0.88%) LAN
12 4 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 59 (12.94%) MySQL
3 36 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 27 (5.92%) Amazon Redshift
4 27 (5.92%) Big Data
5 25 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 24 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (4.82%) Amazon RDS
8 20 (4.39%) Hadoop
9 18 (3.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (2.41%) NoSQL
10 11 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (2.19%) RavenDB
12 9 (1.97%) Pentaho
13 8 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.54%) Amazon Athena
14 7 (1.54%) Relational Database
15 6 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
15 6 (1.32%) Apache Hive
16 5 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 135 (29.61%) Jenkins
2 80 (17.54%) Git (software)
3 38 (8.33%) GitLab
4 37 (8.11%) JIRA
5 24 (5.26%) Artifactory
6 22 (4.82%) SonarQube
7 18 (3.95%) Selenium
8 15 (3.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 14 (3.07%) Maven
10 13 (2.85%) JUnit
11 11 (2.41%) Cucumber
11 11 (2.41%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.19%) Bitbucket
12 10 (2.19%) Travis CI
13 8 (1.75%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.75%) Vagrant
14 7 (1.54%) Gradle
14 7 (1.54%) Mockito
15 6 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (7.24%) Finance
2 19 (4.17%) Retail
3 9 (1.97%) Banking
4 8 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.10%) Law
6 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.66%) Marketing
8 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.44%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (22.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 90 (19.74%) Developer
3 75 (16.45%) AWS Engineer
4 68 (14.91%) Architect
5 36 (7.89%) AWS DevOps
6 30 (6.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 28 (6.14%) AWS Architect
8 26 (5.70%) Java Developer
9 23 (5.04%) Java Engineer
10 22 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
11 20 (4.39%) .NET Developer
12 18 (3.95%) Cloud Architect
12 18 (3.95%) Consultant
12 18 (3.95%) Technical Architect
13 16 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.07%) Administrator
14 14 (3.07%) JavaScript Developer
15 13 (2.85%) Data Engineer
15 13 (2.85%) Platform Engineer
16 12 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.60%) Web Services
2 58 (12.72%) .NET
3 47 (10.31%) Node.js
4 41 (8.99%) HTML
5 40 (8.77%) CSS
6 39 (8.55%) Spring
7 33 (7.24%) Elastic Stack
7 33 (7.24%) XML
8 31 (6.80%) RESTful
9 21 (4.61%) jQuery
10 19 (4.17%) React
10 19 (4.17%) SOAP
11 18 (3.95%) AngularJS
11 18 (3.95%) HTML5
12 17 (3.73%) REST
12 17 (3.73%) Spring Boot
13 16 (3.51%) CSS3
13 16 (3.51%) Servlets
14 15 (3.29%) ASP.NET
15 14 (3.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.02%) Hybrid Cloud
2 30 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.61%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.19%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.97%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.75%) Semantic Web
8 6 (1.32%) NHS
8 6 (1.32%) Replication
9 5 (1.10%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.10%) iPad
9 5 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.10%) User Experience
10 4 (0.88%) Clustering
10 4 (0.88%) Fintech
10 4 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.88%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 148 (32.46%) Linux
2 79 (17.32%) Windows
3 61 (13.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (7.24%) Unix
5 31 (6.80%) CentOS
6 23 (5.04%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.32%) VMS
9 6 (1.32%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.88%) Debian
11 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.66%) Android
12 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.44%) Solaris
14 1 (0.22%) AIX
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (47.15%) DevOps
2 175 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (16.01%) Continuous Integration
3 73 (16.01%) Microservices
4 63 (13.82%) TDD
5 56 (12.28%) Configuration Management
6 51 (11.18%) Test Automation
7 45 (9.87%) Continuous Delivery
8 43 (9.43%) Migration
9 42 (9.21%) Scrum
10 39 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (6.80%) Open Source
12 29 (6.36%) Software Engineering
13 25 (5.48%) BDD
14 24 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (5.04%) SOA
16 21 (4.61%) E-Commerce
16 21 (4.61%) Unit Testing
17 19 (4.17%) Infrastructure Monitoring
17 19 (4.17%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 144 (31.58%) Java
2 122 (26.75%) Python
3 55 (12.06%) JavaScript
4 49 (10.75%) Bash Shell
5 40 (8.77%) SQL
6 34 (7.46%) Java 8
7 31 (6.80%) PHP
8 29 (6.36%) Ruby
9 26 (5.70%) C#
10 17 (3.73%) Shell Script
11 16 (3.51%) PowerShell
12 13 (2.85%) Perl
13 8 (1.75%) R
13 8 (1.75%) Scala
14 6 (1.32%) PHP 7
15 5 (1.10%) Go
15 5 (1.10%) Groovy
15 5 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.24%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.14%) AWS Certification
4 8 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.54%) Degree
6 5 (1.10%) CCIE
6 5 (1.10%) CCNP
6 5 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.88%) CCDP
8 2 (0.44%) CCA
9 1 (0.22%) CCNA
9 1 (0.22%) CISM
9 1 (0.22%) CISSP
9 1 (0.22%) ISEB
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.66%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) GDPR
2 2 (0.44%) PMO
2 2 (0.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (24.34%) Docker
2 32 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.73%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.41%) Xen
5 8 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.44%) NFS
7 2 (0.44%) XenServer
8 1 (0.22%) HDFS
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.22%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.22%) vCloud
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.22%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) XenApp
8 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 127 (27.85%) Puppet
2 115 (25.22%) Ansible
3 96 (21.05%) Terraform
4 76 (16.67%) Kubernetes
5 66 (14.47%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (6.58%) Packer
7 26 (5.70%) Prometheus
8 24 (5.26%) Salt
9 20 (4.39%) Grafana
10 16 (3.51%) Rancher
11 4 (0.88%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.88%) Forum Sentry
11 4 (0.88%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.66%) Kibana
13 2 (0.44%) logstash
13 2 (0.44%) NetApp OnCommand
13 2 (0.44%) Rundeck
13 2 (0.44%) SCCM
13 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 59 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 57 (12.50%) Oracle
3 41 (8.99%) Red Hat
4 40 (8.77%) VMware
5 36 (7.89%) Google
6 20 (4.39%) Cloudera
7 16 (3.51%) Black Duck
8 11 (2.41%) Cisco
8 11 (2.41%) Hortonworks
9 7 (1.54%) Meraki
10 6 (1.32%) Citrix
10 6 (1.32%) Hyperion
10 6 (1.32%) IBM
10 6 (1.32%) PagerDuty
10 6 (1.32%) Talend
11 5 (1.10%) F5
11 5 (1.10%) Palo Alto
12 4 (0.88%) Blue Prism
12 4 (0.88%) Tableau
12 4 (0.88%) Zend