Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 47 74
Rank change year-on-year +21 +27 +6
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 399 211 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.55% 3.67% 2.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.43% 32.71% 35.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 137 131
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £363 £317 £343
90th Percentile £625 £593 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +125.35% -45.38%

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 1,159 645 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.03% 11.21% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 425 333
North West median daily rate £429 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.82% - -2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £293
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £485 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +3.19% +4.44% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 11
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +58.93% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.63 £9.63 £11.65
90th Percentile £182.00 £67.63 £30.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -5.00% +1.99% -14.74%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +18 221 £470 +4.44% 111
Cheshire +38 121 £450 -7.69% 31
Lancashire +15 34 £483 +5.75% 8
Merseyside +9 12 £600 +46.34% 5
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 181 (45.36%) DevOps
2 151 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (33.33%) Java
4 126 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 122 (30.58%) Linux
6 120 (30.08%) Jenkins
7 107 (26.82%) Python
8 106 (26.57%) Puppet
9 91 (22.81%) Docker
9 91 (22.81%) Git (software)
10 88 (22.06%) Terraform
11 79 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (19.05%) Ansible
12 76 (19.05%) Windows
13 72 (18.05%) Opscode Chef
14 70 (17.54%) JavaScript
15 67 (16.79%) Node.js
16 66 (16.54%) TDD
17 65 (16.29%) Kubernetes
18 61 (15.29%) Spring
18 61 (15.29%) Microservices
19 59 (14.79%) Web Services
20 48 (12.03%) SQL
20 48 (12.03%) Ruby
20 48 (12.03%) Scrum
21 47 (11.78%) Bash Shell
22 45 (11.28%) Amazon EC2
22 45 (11.28%) .NET
22 45 (11.28%) SQL Server
23 43 (10.78%) Software Engineering

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 19 (4.76%) Confluence
2 14 (3.51%) Apache Spark
3 12 (3.01%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.51%) Apache
5 10 (2.51%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.26%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.01%) nginx
7 8 (2.01%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.25%) Apache Pig
9 5 (1.25%) WildFly
10 3 (0.75%) JBoss
10 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.75%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.50%) IIS
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Magento
1 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 126 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (11.28%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (8.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 34 (8.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 28 (7.02%) SaaS
6 26 (6.52%) GitHub
7 25 (6.27%) Amazon S3
8 20 (5.01%) Amazon ELB
8 20 (5.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (4.76%) PaaS
10 18 (4.51%) Serverless
11 17 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (3.51%) Office 365
13 12 (3.01%) OpenShift
14 11 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (2.26%) Amazon SQS
16 9 (2.26%) Route 53
17 7 (1.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 6 (1.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.77%) DNS
2 17 (4.26%) Firewall
3 16 (4.01%) TCP/IP
4 15 (3.76%) HTTP
5 13 (3.26%) DHCP
6 10 (2.51%) VPN
7 6 (1.50%) Internet
8 5 (1.25%) LAN
8 5 (1.25%) SMS
8 5 (1.25%) SSL
9 4 (1.00%) DSL
9 4 (1.00%) SAN
9 4 (1.00%) WAN
10 3 (0.75%) FTP
10 3 (0.75%) IPsec
10 3 (0.75%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.75%) Skype
10 3 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (0.75%) SSH
11 2 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.77%) MongoDB
2 31 (7.77%) MySQL
3 27 (6.77%) Big Data
3 27 (6.77%) Hadoop
4 20 (5.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 18 (4.51%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (3.76%) Amazon Redshift
7 14 (3.51%) Relational Database
8 13 (3.26%) NoSQL
9 12 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (2.01%) Apache Hive
12 8 (2.01%) RavenDB
13 7 (1.75%) HBase
14 6 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.25%) CouchDB
15 5 (1.25%) Data Mining
15 5 (1.25%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 120 (30.08%) Jenkins
2 91 (22.81%) Git (software)
3 27 (6.77%) JIRA
4 24 (6.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (4.51%) Maven
6 15 (3.76%) GitLab
7 13 (3.26%) Cucumber
7 13 (3.26%) Selenium
7 13 (3.26%) Vagrant
8 12 (3.01%) SonarQube
9 11 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (2.51%) Bitbucket
10 10 (2.51%) Visual Studio
11 9 (2.26%) Hudson
11 9 (2.26%) JUnit
11 9 (2.26%) Mockito
11 9 (2.26%) Subversion
12 8 (2.01%) Gradle
12 8 (2.01%) Grunt
12 8 (2.01%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (6.52%) Finance
2 12 (3.01%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.26%) Banking
4 8 (2.01%) Retail
5 6 (1.50%) Marketing
6 5 (1.25%) Automotive
7 4 (1.00%) Electronics
7 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 95 (23.81%) Developer
2 93 (23.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 62 (15.54%) Architect
4 47 (11.78%) AWS Engineer
5 33 (8.27%) AWS DevOps
6 30 (7.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 30 (7.52%) Consultant
7 27 (6.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 27 (6.77%) Java Developer
8 25 (6.27%) Technical Architect
9 24 (6.02%) Software Engineer
10 20 (5.01%) AWS Architect
11 18 (4.51%) Senior DevOps
12 17 (4.26%) DevOps Consultant
12 17 (4.26%) Java Engineer
13 16 (4.01%) Cloud Architect
13 16 (4.01%) Cloud Consultant
14 14 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
14 14 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 13 (3.26%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (16.79%) Node.js
2 61 (15.29%) Spring
3 59 (14.79%) Web Services
4 45 (11.28%) .NET
5 38 (9.52%) CSS
6 35 (8.77%) HTML
7 32 (8.02%) AngularJS
8 30 (7.52%) RESTful
9 27 (6.77%) React
10 22 (5.51%) jQuery
10 22 (5.51%) Spring Boot
11 21 (5.26%) XML
12 20 (5.01%) SOAP
13 19 (4.76%) Hibernate
14 18 (4.51%) REST
15 16 (4.01%) CSS3
15 16 (4.01%) HTML5
16 13 (3.26%) Express
16 13 (3.26%) J2EE
17 12 (3.01%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.02%) Public Cloud
2 19 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.26%) iPad
5 8 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.25%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.25%) Clustering
8 5 (1.25%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.25%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.00%) NHS
9 4 (1.00%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.00%) User Experience
10 3 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.75%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.75%) Semantic Web
11 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 122 (30.58%) Linux
2 76 (19.05%) Windows
3 33 (8.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (7.52%) Windows Server
5 28 (7.02%) Unix
6 25 (6.27%) CentOS
7 12 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.76%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.50%) VMS
11 6 (1.50%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.25%) Android
12 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.25%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.00%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.75%) Debian
15 2 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (45.36%) DevOps
2 151 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
4 66 (16.54%) TDD
5 61 (15.29%) Microservices
6 48 (12.03%) Scrum
7 43 (10.78%) Software Engineering
8 41 (10.28%) Configuration Management
9 40 (10.03%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (9.27%) Migration
10 37 (9.27%) Test Automation
11 29 (7.27%) BDD
12 24 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (5.01%) MVC
14 19 (4.76%) Deployment Automation
14 19 (4.76%) Open Source
15 18 (4.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 16 (4.01%) Continuous Deployment
16 16 (4.01%) Data Modelling
16 16 (4.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 133 (33.33%) Java
2 107 (26.82%) Python
3 70 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 48 (12.03%) Ruby
4 48 (12.03%) SQL
5 47 (11.78%) Bash Shell
6 28 (7.02%) Java 8
7 25 (6.27%) PowerShell
8 24 (6.02%) C#
9 22 (5.51%) PHP
10 17 (4.26%) Shell Script
11 16 (4.01%) Groovy
12 13 (3.26%) Go
13 12 (3.01%) Perl
14 7 (1.75%) Scala
14 7 (1.75%) VBScript
15 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.75%) C
16 3 (0.75%) C++
16 3 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.51%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.76%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.75%) Degree
5 5 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) CISA
7 1 (0.25%) CISM
7 1 (0.25%) CISSP
7 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.26%) GCP
2 7 (1.75%) GDPR
3 4 (1.00%) SLA
4 2 (0.50%) PMO
4 2 (0.50%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
System Software
1 91 (22.81%) Docker
2 30 (7.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.25%) vSphere
7 4 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (1.00%) etcd
7 4 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.75%) NFS
8 3 (0.75%) QEMU
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.25%) Gluster
10 1 (0.25%) iptables
10 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 106 (26.57%) Puppet
2 88 (22.06%) Terraform
3 76 (19.05%) Ansible
4 72 (18.05%) Opscode Chef
5 65 (16.29%) Kubernetes
6 20 (5.01%) Packer
7 12 (3.01%) Salt
8 9 (2.26%) Consul
9 7 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (1.50%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.25%) Grafana
11 5 (1.25%) Rancher
12 4 (1.00%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.75%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.75%) Nagios
14 2 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 2 (0.50%) Kibana
14 2 (0.50%) logstash
14 2 (0.50%) NetApp OnCommand
14 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 41 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.52%) Oracle
3 28 (7.02%) VMware
4 22 (5.51%) Google
5 20 (5.01%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.76%) IBM
7 9 (2.26%) Cloudera
8 8 (2.01%) Cisco
8 8 (2.01%) Splunk
8 8 (2.01%) Talend
9 7 (1.75%) SAP
10 5 (1.25%) Black Duck
10 5 (1.25%) Blue Prism
10 5 (1.25%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.25%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.00%) AlienVault
11 4 (1.00%) Informatica
11 4 (1.00%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.00%) Veeam
12 3 (0.75%) CheckPoint