Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 61 103
Rank change year-on-year +18 +42 +51
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 227 216 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.02% 3.16% 1.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.18% 34.02% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 135 84
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £353 £334
90th Percentile £593 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £30.19
England median hourly rate £40.96 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +17.02% -10.26% -8.24%

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 728 635 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.89% 9.30% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 406 242
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £228
90th Percentile £600 £559 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -44.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £9.60 £11.65 £10.95
90th Percentile £113.05 £15.25 £34.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +3 120 £438 -0.28% 59
Cheshire +11 53 £500 +11.11% 11
Merseyside +13 23 £410 -18.00% 6
Lancashire +21 12 £415 -7.78% 2
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 86 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (37.00%) Linux
2 84 (37.00%) DevOps
3 64 (28.19%) Puppet
4 59 (25.99%) Jenkins
5 56 (24.67%) Python
6 49 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 49 (21.59%) Java
7 45 (19.82%) Web Services
8 44 (19.38%) Ansible
9 41 (18.06%) Docker
10 40 (17.62%) Finance
11 39 (17.18%) Opscode Chef
12 36 (15.86%) JavaScript
13 35 (15.42%) Amazon EC2
13 35 (15.42%) Amazon S3
14 34 (14.98%) Node.js
15 33 (14.54%) Git (software)
16 30 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (12.78%) PaaS
17 29 (12.78%) Configuration Management
17 29 (12.78%) AWS Lambda
17 29 (12.78%) Serverless
18 28 (12.33%) Windows
18 28 (12.33%) Ruby
19 27 (11.89%) Red Hat
20 25 (11.01%) Kubernetes
21 24 (10.57%) AWS CloudFormation
21 24 (10.57%) VMware
22 23 (10.13%) Terraform

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 14 (6.17%) nginx
1 14 (6.17%) Tomcat
2 12 (5.29%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (4.41%) Apache
3 10 (4.41%) Apache Spark
4 7 (3.08%) Confluence
4 7 (3.08%) SAS
5 6 (2.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (2.64%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.20%) Drupal
7 4 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.32%) IIS
8 3 (1.32%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.88%) CMS
9 2 (0.88%) Mongoose
10 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.44%) JBoss
10 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.76%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) HFM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.44%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 49 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (15.42%) Amazon EC2
2 35 (15.42%) Amazon S3
3 29 (12.78%) AWS Lambda
3 29 (12.78%) PaaS
3 29 (12.78%) Serverless
4 24 (10.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (7.05%) SaaS
6 13 (5.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (4.85%) Route 53
8 10 (4.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (4.41%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (3.96%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (3.96%) Office 365
10 7 (3.08%) GitHub
10 7 (3.08%) OpenShift
11 6 (2.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (1.76%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (1.76%) CloudFront
13 3 (1.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.96%) Internet
1 9 (3.96%) SAN
2 7 (3.08%) DNS
2 7 (3.08%) SMS
3 6 (2.64%) SMTP
3 6 (2.64%) SSL
3 6 (2.64%) VPN
4 4 (1.76%) Firewall
5 3 (1.32%) ISDN
5 3 (1.32%) LAN
5 3 (1.32%) VoIP
5 3 (1.32%) WAN
5 3 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.88%) DHCP
6 2 (0.88%) HTTP
6 2 (0.88%) Intranet
6 2 (0.88%) IPsec
7 1 (0.44%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.25%) Big Data
2 15 (6.61%) MySQL
3 11 (4.85%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.41%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.96%) Redis
6 8 (3.52%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (2.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (2.20%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.76%) GIS
10 3 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.32%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.88%) Flink
11 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.44%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 59 (25.99%) Jenkins
2 33 (14.54%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.69%) GitLab
4 18 (7.93%) JIRA
5 15 (6.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (5.29%) Selenium
7 11 (4.85%) SonarQube
8 9 (3.96%) Mocha
9 7 (3.08%) Bitbucket
9 7 (3.08%) Grunt
10 6 (2.64%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.20%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.20%) Maven
12 4 (1.76%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.32%) ERwin
13 3 (1.32%) gulp
13 3 (1.32%) JMeter
13 3 (1.32%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.88%) IBM UrbanCode
14 2 (0.88%) JUnit
General
1 40 (17.62%) Finance
2 23 (10.13%) Banking
3 10 (4.41%) Retail
4 7 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.76%) Electronics
6 4 (1.76%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) German Language
7 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (23.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 44 (19.38%) Architect
3 39 (17.18%) Developer
4 36 (15.86%) AWS Engineer
5 29 (12.78%) AWS DevOps
6 24 (10.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 19 (8.37%) AWS Architect
8 18 (7.93%) Cloud Architect
9 16 (7.05%) Consultant
10 15 (6.61%) Technical Architect
11 13 (5.73%) JavaScript Developer
12 12 (5.29%) AWS Consultant
13 10 (4.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 10 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (4.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 10 (4.41%) Security Architect
13 10 (4.41%) Software Engineer
14 9 (3.96%) Project Manager
14 9 (3.96%) Security Consultant
14 9 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.82%) Web Services
2 34 (14.98%) Node.js
3 16 (7.05%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (7.05%) JSON
4 14 (6.17%) CSS
4 14 (6.17%) RESTful
5 13 (5.73%) HTML
6 11 (4.85%) React
7 10 (4.41%) XML
8 9 (3.96%) .NET
9 8 (3.52%) Nunjucks
9 8 (3.52%) REST
10 7 (3.08%) Kafka
10 7 (3.08%) Sass
10 7 (3.08%) Spring
11 6 (2.64%) Nightwatchjs
11 6 (2.64%) Regular Expression
11 6 (2.64%) Software Packaging
12 5 (2.20%) Chai
12 5 (2.20%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.93%) Public Cloud
2 11 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.08%) CMDB
4 6 (2.64%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.64%) iPad
4 6 (2.64%) PKI
4 6 (2.64%) Reference Data
5 5 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.76%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.88%) Fintech
8 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.88%) Life Science
9 1 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) PMI
9 1 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.00%) Linux
2 28 (12.33%) Windows
3 22 (9.69%) CentOS
4 20 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.20%) Unix
5 5 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.88%) Debian
9 1 (0.44%) Android
9 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.44%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (37.00%) DevOps
3 30 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (12.78%) Configuration Management
5 23 (10.13%) Scrum
5 23 (10.13%) Software Engineering
6 21 (9.25%) Test Automation
7 20 (8.81%) BDD
8 18 (7.93%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (7.49%) Migration
10 16 (7.05%) Information Security
10 16 (7.05%) Project Management
11 15 (6.61%) Open Source
11 15 (6.61%) TDD
12 14 (6.17%) Internal Audit
12 14 (6.17%) ITIL
12 14 (6.17%) Security Architecture
12 14 (6.17%) Security Management
13 13 (5.73%) E-Commerce
13 13 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.67%) Python
2 49 (21.59%) Java
3 36 (15.86%) JavaScript
4 28 (12.33%) Ruby
5 22 (9.69%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.85%) SQL
7 10 (4.41%) ES6
8 9 (3.96%) C#
9 8 (3.52%) Groovy
10 7 (3.08%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.64%) C++
11 6 (2.64%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.20%) Go
13 3 (1.32%) C
13 3 (1.32%) ECMAScript
13 3 (1.32%) PHP
13 3 (1.32%) Scala
14 2 (0.88%) VB
15 1 (0.44%) ABAP
15 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.20%) MCSE
3 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.32%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.32%) Degree
4 3 (1.32%) OCPJP
4 3 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.88%) CISM
5 2 (0.88%) CISSP
6 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.44%) MCSD
6 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.52%) GPG13
2 6 (2.64%) COBIT
3 4 (1.76%) SLA
4 3 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.88%) QA
6 1 (0.44%) GCP
6 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (18.06%) Docker
2 13 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.32%) KVM
5 3 (1.32%) LXC
5 3 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.88%) etcd
6 2 (0.88%) flannel
6 2 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.44%) iptables
7 1 (0.44%) NFS
7 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.44%) vCloud
7 1 (0.44%) Xen
7 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 64 (28.19%) Puppet
2 44 (19.38%) Ansible
3 39 (17.18%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (11.01%) Kubernetes
5 23 (10.13%) Terraform
6 13 (5.73%) Nagios
7 10 (4.41%) Kibana
7 10 (4.41%) logstash
8 7 (3.08%) SCCM
8 7 (3.08%) SCOM
9 6 (2.64%) Icinga
9 6 (2.64%) Packer
9 6 (2.64%) Rsyslog
10 3 (1.32%) Grafana
10 3 (1.32%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.32%) Salt
11 2 (0.88%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.88%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (11.89%) Red Hat
2 24 (10.57%) VMware
3 17 (7.49%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.73%) Google
5 10 (4.41%) SAP
6 7 (3.08%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.08%) NetApp
6 7 (3.08%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.20%) IBM
7 5 (2.20%) SaltStack
7 5 (2.20%) Splunk
8 4 (1.76%) Cisco
8 4 (1.76%) Citrix
8 4 (1.76%) Oracle
9 3 (1.32%) Apple
9 3 (1.32%) Black Duck
9 3 (1.32%) HP
9 3 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.88%) Palo Alto