Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 10 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 +23
Contract jobs citing AWS 271 541 426
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 12.00% 10.10% 7.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.74% 38.70% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 399 310
Median daily rate £450 £500 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.54% -0.26%
10th Percentile £354 £338 £363
90th Percentile £625 £625 £638
England median daily rate £525 £548 £525
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £41.70
% change year-on-year - -16.07% +3.85%

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 718 1,398 1,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.80% 26.09% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 940 953
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £269 £268 £230
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
England median daily rate £491 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -1.74% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 69
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% -0.40% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.09 £13.75 £11.46
90th Percentile £57.75 £55.63 £42.50
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.05% +22.86% -14.63%

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 3 December 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS in the North West over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 3 December 2020. 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 +4 167 £450 -5.26% 208
Cheshire +13 60 £436 -20.73% 38
Lancashire +3 19 £500 +14.29% 3
Merseyside -6 8 £281 -43.75% 17
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 (41.70%) DevOps
2 99 (36.53%) Python
3 94 (34.69%) Terraform
4 88 (32.47%) Jenkins
5 82 (30.26%) Ansible
6 77 (28.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 74 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (26.94%) Azure
9 67 (24.72%) Docker
10 66 (24.35%) Infrastructure as Code
11 63 (23.25%) Java
12 61 (22.51%) Serverless
13 58 (21.40%) Kubernetes
14 53 (19.56%) Microservices
14 53 (19.56%) Relational Database
14 53 (19.56%) Git (software)
15 47 (17.34%) Bash Shell
16 45 (16.61%) Cloudera
16 45 (16.61%) AWS Lambda
17 43 (15.87%) Linux
18 41 (15.13%) GitLab
19 40 (14.76%) Amazon S3
20 39 (14.39%) Scrum
21 38 (14.02%) Hadoop
22 37 (13.65%) Security Cleared
22 37 (13.65%) REST
22 37 (13.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
23 36 (13.28%) Oracle
24 35 (12.92%) Node.js
25 33 (12.18%) Configuration Management

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 24 (8.86%) Apache
2 10 (3.69%) Confluence
3 4 (1.48%) CMS
3 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.11%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.74%) JBoss
5 2 (0.74%) Luigi
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (8.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) assyst
2 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.74%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 77 (28.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 73 (26.94%) Azure
3 61 (22.51%) Serverless
4 45 (16.61%) AWS Lambda
5 40 (14.76%) Amazon S3
6 37 (13.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 29 (10.70%) Amazon EKS
8 28 (10.33%) AWS CloudTrail
9 25 (9.23%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (7.01%) GCP
11 18 (6.64%) Amazon ECS
12 17 (6.27%) Coveralls
13 16 (5.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (5.54%) OpenShift
15 14 (5.17%) GitHub
16 10 (3.69%) AWS CodeCommit
17 9 (3.32%) Amazon ELB
17 9 (3.32%) AWS CodeBuild
18 8 (2.95%) Power Platform
19 7 (2.58%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.95%) DNS
2 7 (2.58%) HTTP
3 5 (1.85%) Firewall
4 3 (1.11%) DHCP
5 2 (0.74%) VoIP
6 1 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.37%) DSL
6 1 (0.37%) FTP
6 1 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.37%) IPsec
6 1 (0.37%) LAN
6 1 (0.37%) Network Security
6 1 (0.37%) Skype
6 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.37%) WAN
6 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.37%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.56%) Relational Database
2 38 (14.02%) Hadoop
3 31 (11.44%) MySQL
4 29 (10.70%) Apache Hive
4 29 (10.70%) Impala
4 29 (10.70%) Pentaho
5 23 (8.49%) NoSQL
6 19 (7.01%) Big Data
7 17 (6.27%) RDBMS
8 15 (5.54%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (4.43%) MongoDB
10 10 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (3.32%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (2.95%) Oracle Database
12 8 (2.95%) Power BI
13 7 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (2.21%) SQL Server
15 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 88 (32.47%) Jenkins
2 53 (19.56%) Git (software)
3 41 (15.13%) GitLab
4 26 (9.59%) SonarQube
5 18 (6.64%) JUnit
6 17 (6.27%) JIRA
7 13 (4.80%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.32%) Bitbucket Server
8 9 (3.32%) Maven
9 7 (2.58%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.58%) Selenium
10 6 (2.21%) Gradle
10 6 (2.21%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.48%) JMeter
13 3 (1.11%) Hudson
13 3 (1.11%) IBM UrbanCode
14 2 (0.74%) CA Release Automation
14 2 (0.74%) SoapUI
15 1 (0.37%) ER Studio
General
1 26 (9.59%) Finance
2 20 (7.38%) Banking
3 17 (6.27%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.32%) Retail
5 6 (2.21%) Law
6 4 (1.48%) Games
7 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.74%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 61 (22.51%) AWS Engineer
2 60 (22.14%) Developer
3 43 (15.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (14.02%) Architect
5 30 (11.07%) Cloud Engineer
6 21 (7.75%) AWS Architect
7 17 (6.27%) AWS DevOps
8 13 (4.80%) Cloud Architect
9 12 (4.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.69%) AWS Developer
10 10 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.32%) Administrator
11 9 (3.32%) Analyst
11 9 (3.32%) Cloud Administrator
11 9 (3.32%) Consultant
12 8 (2.95%) Data Engineer
12 8 (2.95%) Pentaho Developer
12 8 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.95%) Support Engineer
13 7 (2.58%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.65%) REST
2 35 (12.92%) Node.js
3 31 (11.44%) SOAP
4 14 (5.17%) Django
5 12 (4.43%) Flask
5 12 (4.43%) Gherkin
6 11 (4.06%) Spring
6 11 (4.06%) Spring Boot
7 10 (3.69%) RESTful
7 10 (3.69%) Web Services
8 9 (3.32%) OAuth
8 9 (3.32%) SAML
9 8 (2.95%) .NET
9 8 (2.95%) React
9 8 (2.95%) YAML
10 7 (2.58%) HTML
10 7 (2.58%) Kafka
10 7 (2.58%) OAuth2
11 6 (2.21%) CSS
11 6 (2.21%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (3.69%) Public Cloud
3 7 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (2.21%) PKI
5 5 (1.85%) Cloud Native
5 5 (1.85%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.48%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.11%) Online Games
7 3 (1.11%) User Experience
8 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.74%) Wiki
9 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.37%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.37%) Social Media
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.87%) Linux
2 20 (7.38%) Unix
3 18 (6.64%) Windows
4 3 (1.11%) Android
4 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.11%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.74%) AIX
5 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.37%) VMS
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (41.70%) DevOps
2 74 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (24.35%) Infrastructure as Code
4 53 (19.56%) Microservices
5 39 (14.39%) Scrum
6 33 (12.18%) Configuration Management
7 32 (11.81%) ETL
8 30 (11.07%) Unit Testing
9 27 (9.96%) Migration
9 27 (9.96%) Release Management
10 26 (9.59%) TDD
10 26 (9.59%) Test Automation
11 22 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (8.12%) Data Acquisition
12 19 (7.01%) Data Integration
12 19 (7.01%) Software Engineering
13 17 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (5.90%) Blue-Green Deployment
14 16 (5.90%) Canary Deployment
15 15 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 99 (36.53%) Python
2 63 (23.25%) Java
3 47 (17.34%) Bash Shell
4 27 (9.96%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.86%) SQL
6 15 (5.54%) C#
7 14 (5.17%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.95%) Ruby
9 7 (2.58%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.85%) Go
11 3 (1.11%) PHP
11 3 (1.11%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.74%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.74%) Groovy
12 2 (0.74%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.74%) Perl
12 2 (0.74%) R
13 1 (0.37%) ES6
13 1 (0.37%) Java 8
13 1 (0.37%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 37 (13.65%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.06%) QA
2 5 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) NCSC
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (24.72%) Docker
2 23 (8.49%) HDFS
3 16 (5.90%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 94 (34.69%) Terraform
2 82 (30.26%) Ansible
3 58 (21.40%) Kubernetes
4 29 (10.70%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (7.75%) Puppet
6 6 (2.21%) PingFederate
7 5 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.11%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.11%) Grafana
8 3 (1.11%) Istio
8 3 (1.11%) Nagios
8 3 (1.11%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.11%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.74%) Graylog
9 2 (0.74%) logstash
9 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 45 (16.61%) Cloudera
2 36 (13.28%) Oracle
3 9 (3.32%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.32%) Splunk
4 8 (2.95%) Hortonworks
5 6 (2.21%) Google
5 6 (2.21%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.85%) SAP
7 4 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.48%) Talend
7 4 (1.48%) VMware
8 3 (1.11%) CommVault
8 3 (1.11%) Dell
9 2 (0.74%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.74%) IBM
9 2 (0.74%) Informatica
9 2 (0.74%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.74%) Vertica
10 1 (0.37%) Databricks
10 1 (0.37%) Dynatrace