The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 3 months to 27 March 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 95 107
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12  
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 22 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.25% 1.35% 0.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.89% 23.81% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 17
Median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £30.00

Amazon AWS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 123 147 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 7.02% 5.67% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 83 38
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £200 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £15.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Amazon AWS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in Scotland

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon AWS in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in Scotland

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in Scotland

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +9 15 £475 +18.75% 7
Glasgow -5 5 £475 +42.85% 5
West Lothian 0 1 £350 - 1
Amazon AWS
UK

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 28 (53.85%) Linux
2 22 (42.31%) DevOps
3 20 (38.46%) Java
3 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (32.69%) Web Services
6 16 (30.77%) Ansible
7 15 (28.85%) Puppet
7 15 (28.85%) Python
8 13 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (21.15%) Finance
10 10 (19.23%) Windows
10 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 10 (19.23%) Microservices
10 10 (19.23%) Amazon S3
11 9 (17.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
11 9 (17.31%) MySQL
11 9 (17.31%) Tomcat
11 9 (17.31%) Migration
11 9 (17.31%) Banking
12 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
12 8 (15.38%) SOA
12 8 (15.38%) HTTP
12 8 (15.38%) Open Source
12 8 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (15.38%) NoSQL
12 8 (15.38%) Bash Shell
13 7 (13.46%) PaaS
13 7 (13.46%) REST

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (17.31%) Tomcat
2 7 (13.46%) Apache
3 4 (7.69%) SAS
4 3 (5.77%) Confluence
4 3 (5.77%) IIS
5 2 (3.85%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (3.85%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.92%) JBoss
6 1 (1.92%) Liferay
6 1 (1.92%) nginx
6 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (19.23%) Amazon S3
3 8 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (13.46%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (13.46%) PaaS
5 6 (11.54%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (11.54%) IaaS
6 5 (9.62%) SaaS
7 3 (5.77%) Route 53
8 2 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.92%) Bluemix
9 1 (1.92%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) HTTP
2 5 (9.62%) DNS
2 5 (9.62%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (5.77%) Firewall
3 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) DHCP
4 2 (3.85%) Network Security
4 2 (3.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.92%) Broadband
5 1 (1.92%) DVB
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
5 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.92%) VPN
5 1 (1.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.31%) MySQL
3 8 (15.38%) NoSQL
4 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
6 4 (7.69%) Big Data
7 3 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (3.85%) Apache Hive
8 2 (3.85%) Data Lake
8 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.85%) HBase
8 2 (3.85%) Impala
8 2 (3.85%) Spatial Data
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.54%) JIRA
3 5 (9.62%) Maven
4 3 (5.77%) Gradle
4 3 (5.77%) Subversion
5 2 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.92%) Ant
6 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.92%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.92%) git-flow
6 1 (1.92%) JBehave
6 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.92%) Selenium
6 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Banking
3 7 (13.46%) Retail
4 4 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Games
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Architect
3 8 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (5.77%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (5.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.69%) Web Services
2 7 (13.46%) REST
3 6 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 6 (11.54%) JMS
3 6 (11.54%) Node.js
3 6 (11.54%) XSLT
4 5 (9.62%) RESTful
4 5 (9.62%) Spring
5 3 (5.77%) .NET
5 3 (5.77%) CSS
5 3 (5.77%) HTML
5 3 (5.77%) HTML5
5 3 (5.77%) Middleware
5 3 (5.77%) Spring Boot
5 3 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.85%) OpenLayers
6 2 (3.85%) Sass
6 2 (3.85%) Symfony
6 2 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Blog
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Fintech
3 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (53.85%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) Windows
3 9 (17.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.62%) Unix
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.92%) Android
8 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) DevOps
2 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (19.23%) Microservices
4 9 (17.31%) Migration
5 8 (15.38%) Open Source
5 8 (15.38%) SOA
6 7 (13.46%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (13.46%) Scrum
7 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.54%) Data Architecture
7 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.62%) ETL
9 4 (7.69%) Business Continuity
9 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 4 (7.69%) High Availability
9 4 (7.69%) SDLC
9 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) Java
2 15 (28.85%) Python
3 8 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 6 (11.54%) Perl
4 6 (11.54%) XPath
4 6 (11.54%) XQuery
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.69%) Ruby
5 4 (7.69%) SQL
6 3 (5.77%) PHP
7 2 (3.85%) Groovy
7 2 (3.85%) R
7 2 (3.85%) Scala
8 1 (1.92%) C#
8 1 (1.92%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) CISSP
1 1 (1.92%) IISP
1 1 (1.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.92%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Docker
2 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) HDFS
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) Shibboleth
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (30.77%) Ansible
2 15 (28.85%) Puppet
3 13 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.85%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (3.85%) Oozie
5 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.92%) Mesos
5 1 (1.92%) Packer
5 1 (1.92%) Simpana
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) Cloudera
4 4 (7.69%) Teradata
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) Splunk
7 1 (1.92%) Adobe
7 1 (1.92%) Apigee
7 1 (1.92%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.92%) CommVault
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) EMC
7 1 (1.92%) New Relic
7 1 (1.92%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.92%) Verint
7 1 (1.92%) WSO2