Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 25 February 2021 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 9 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 +15
Contract jobs citing AWS 313 516 464
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 11.87% 11.19% 8.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.13% 38.88% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 402 352
Median daily rate £473 £525 £512
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +2.54% +10.70%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £366
90th Percentile £625 £675 £699
England median daily rate £525 £545 £530
% change year-on-year -3.67% +2.83% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.75 - -
England median hourly rate £58.00 £45.00 £48.40
% change year-on-year +28.89% -7.02% +8.76%

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 843 1,327 1,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.97% 28.77% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 899 1,004
Median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £221 £256 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £650
England median daily rate £495 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 53
Median hourly rate £17.43 £20.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.98% +17.61% +20.54%
10th Percentile £14.50 £15.40 £12.83
90th Percentile £59.50 £55.50 £22.43
Median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +14.29% -2.78%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the North West

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in the North West.

Daily rate trend for AWS in the North West

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in the North West

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in the North West

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 AWS within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 February 2021. 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 +4 208 £498 +4.74% 249
Cheshire +4 44 £393 -27.98% 37
Merseyside -7 23 £325 -38.10% 20
Lancashire -2 19 £500 -16.67% 24
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, IT contractor jobs citing 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 AWS.

1 113 (36.10%) DevOps
2 105 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (32.27%) Azure
4 90 (28.75%) Python
5 83 (26.52%) Terraform
6 75 (23.96%) Jenkins
7 71 (22.68%) Ansible
8 66 (21.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 65 (20.77%) Serverless
10 64 (20.45%) Infrastructure as Code
11 56 (17.89%) Microservices
11 56 (17.89%) AWS Lambda
11 56 (17.89%) Java
12 55 (17.57%) Kubernetes
13 47 (15.02%) Scrum
14 44 (14.06%) Security Cleared
15 41 (13.10%) Docker
16 40 (12.78%) Amazon S3
17 38 (12.14%) Git (software)
17 38 (12.14%) Migration
18 35 (11.18%) Public Sector
19 34 (10.86%) Linux
19 34 (10.86%) Node.js
20 33 (10.54%) GitLab
20 33 (10.54%) ETL
21 32 (10.22%) JavaScript
21 32 (10.22%) Relational Database
22 31 (9.90%) SQL
22 31 (9.90%) MySQL
22 31 (9.90%) Oracle

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 22 (7.03%) Apache
2 17 (5.43%) Confluence
3 9 (2.88%) Apache Airflow
4 8 (2.56%) JBoss
5 5 (1.60%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.96%) CMS
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.64%) Apache Synapse
7 2 (0.64%) Luigi
7 2 (0.64%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.32%) Appian
8 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.32%) Drupal
8 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 13 (4.15%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) assyst
1 2 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 101 (32.27%) Azure
2 66 (21.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 65 (20.77%) Serverless
4 56 (17.89%) AWS Lambda
5 40 (12.78%) Amazon S3
6 28 (8.95%) GCP
7 25 (7.99%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (7.99%) Amazon EKS
8 23 (7.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 15 (4.79%) AWS CloudTrail
10 14 (4.47%) Power Platform
11 13 (4.15%) Amazon ECS
11 13 (4.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (3.83%) OpenShift
12 12 (3.83%) PaaS
13 11 (3.51%) GitHub
14 10 (3.19%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (3.19%) Coveralls
15 9 (2.88%) SaaS
16 8 (2.56%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.92%) Firewall
2 3 (0.96%) LAN
2 3 (0.96%) Skype
2 3 (0.96%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (0.96%) VoIP
2 3 (0.96%) WAN
2 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.64%) Calico
3 2 (0.64%) DHCP
4 1 (0.32%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) DSL
4 1 (0.32%) Network Security
4 1 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.22%) Relational Database
2 31 (9.90%) MySQL
3 24 (7.67%) Hadoop
4 19 (6.07%) Big Data
4 19 (6.07%) Pentaho
5 18 (5.75%) Apache Hive
6 16 (5.11%) Amazon Redshift
6 16 (5.11%) Impala
6 16 (5.11%) NoSQL
7 15 (4.79%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (4.47%) Power BI
9 13 (4.15%) RDBMS
10 11 (3.51%) Data Lake
11 10 (3.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (3.19%) MongoDB
12 9 (2.88%) Amazon Athena
12 9 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (2.88%) SQL Server
13 5 (1.60%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 75 (23.96%) Jenkins
2 38 (12.14%) Git (software)
3 33 (10.54%) GitLab
4 24 (7.67%) SonarQube
5 23 (7.35%) JIRA
6 11 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (2.56%) JUnit
8 7 (2.24%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.92%) Selenium
10 5 (1.60%) Bitbucket Server
10 5 (1.60%) CA Release Automation
11 4 (1.28%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.28%) IBM UrbanCode
11 4 (1.28%) Maven
12 3 (0.96%) Hudson
12 3 (0.96%) JMeter
12 3 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.96%) Subversion
12 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (11.18%) Public Sector
2 22 (7.03%) Banking
3 19 (6.07%) Finance
4 12 (3.83%) Retail
5 5 (1.60%) Law
6 4 (1.28%) Games
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (21.09%) Developer
2 61 (19.49%) AWS Engineer
3 54 (17.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 47 (15.02%) Architect
5 29 (9.27%) Cloud Engineer
6 22 (7.03%) AWS DevOps
7 20 (6.39%) AWS Developer
8 19 (6.07%) Data Engineer
9 18 (5.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.79%) AWS Architect
10 15 (4.79%) Cloud Architect
11 12 (3.83%) Analyst
12 10 (3.19%) PHP Developer
12 10 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.88%) Consultant
13 9 (2.88%) PHP Laravel Developer
13 9 (2.88%) Platform Engineer
14 8 (2.56%) Azure Architect
14 8 (2.56%) Java Developer
14 8 (2.56%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.86%) Node.js
2 27 (8.63%) SOAP
3 26 (8.31%) REST
4 20 (6.39%) .NET
5 16 (5.11%) Kafka
5 16 (5.11%) Web Services
6 13 (4.15%) HTML
7 12 (3.83%) Django
7 12 (3.83%) React
8 11 (3.51%) Flask
9 10 (3.19%) CSS
9 10 (3.19%) Laravel
9 10 (3.19%) RESTful
10 9 (2.88%) Spring Boot
11 7 (2.24%) PySpark
12 6 (1.92%) OAuth
12 6 (1.92%) Spring
12 6 (1.92%) Vue.js
13 5 (1.60%) HTML5
13 5 (1.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.43%) Public Cloud
2 11 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.92%) Enterprise Cloud
4 6 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.92%) Reference Data
5 5 (1.60%) Wiki
6 4 (1.28%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.96%) Cloud Native
7 3 (0.96%) Online Games
7 3 (0.96%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.64%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.64%) User Experience
9 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.32%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
9 1 (0.32%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.86%) Linux
2 14 (4.47%) Windows
3 12 (3.83%) Unix
4 5 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.64%) AIX
6 2 (0.64%) Android
6 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.32%) VMS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (36.10%) DevOps
2 105 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (20.45%) Infrastructure as Code
4 56 (17.89%) Microservices
5 47 (15.02%) Scrum
6 38 (12.14%) Migration
7 33 (10.54%) ETL
8 29 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (8.95%) Configuration Management
10 23 (7.35%) Release Management
11 22 (7.03%) Analytics
11 22 (7.03%) TDD
12 21 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (6.07%) Unit Testing
14 16 (5.11%) Data Modelling
14 16 (5.11%) Test Automation
15 15 (4.79%) Data Integration
15 15 (4.79%) Data Migration
15 15 (4.79%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 90 (28.75%) Python
2 56 (17.89%) Java
3 32 (10.22%) JavaScript
4 31 (9.90%) SQL
5 29 (9.27%) Bash Shell
6 19 (6.07%) C#
7 12 (3.83%) PHP
8 7 (2.24%) Perl
9 6 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.92%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.60%) Go
10 5 (1.60%) Scala
10 5 (1.60%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.28%) Ruby
12 3 (0.96%) R
12 3 (0.96%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.64%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.64%) Java 8
13 2 (0.64%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.32%) ES6
Qualifications
1 44 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.96%) Degree
5 2 (0.64%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.32%) CISSP
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.56%) Data Quality
1 8 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.32%) NCSC
2 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (13.10%) Docker
2 14 (4.47%) HDFS
3 13 (4.15%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.96%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 83 (26.52%) Terraform
2 71 (22.68%) Ansible
3 55 (17.57%) Kubernetes
4 24 (7.67%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (3.51%) Puppet
6 9 (2.88%) Nagios
6 9 (2.88%) Prometheus
7 6 (1.92%) Grafana
8 5 (1.60%) Istio
9 4 (1.28%) Packer
10 3 (0.96%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.96%) Kibana
10 3 (0.96%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.64%) CASB
11 2 (0.64%) Graylog
11 2 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.32%) logstash
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (9.90%) Oracle
2 26 (8.31%) Cloudera
3 12 (3.83%) Splunk
4 11 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.51%) VMware
5 10 (3.19%) ServiceNow
6 9 (2.88%) Google
6 9 (2.88%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.24%) SAP
8 5 (1.60%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.28%) Databricks
9 4 (1.28%) IBM
9 4 (1.28%) Informatica
10 3 (0.96%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.96%) CommVault
10 3 (0.96%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.96%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.96%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.96%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.96%) Talend