Period
to 18 August 2019

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 6 months to 18 August 2019 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 45 86
Rank change year-on-year +26 +41 +71
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 341 248 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.74% 4.49% 2.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.73% 25.97% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 147 53
Scotland median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £363
90th Percentile £625 £599 £536
UK median daily rate £540 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,011 955 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.96% 17.28% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 580 304
Scotland median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £249 £270 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 12
Scotland median hourly rate £17.70 £16.76 £17.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.61% -2.53% -52.24%
10th Percentile £15.36 £12.80 £13.37
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.88 £26.06
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -3.11%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Amazon AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
Edinburgh +10 171 £500 +17.65% 71
Glasgow +34 152 £500 +11.11% 45
Stirling +5 7 £600 +20.00% 2
Aberdeen - 3 £400 - 7
Dundee - 3 £325 - 6
Renfrewshire - 1 £390 - 3
South Ayrshire - 1 £550 -
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 144 (42.23%) Python
2 137 (40.18%) DevOps
3 125 (36.66%) Linux
4 120 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (33.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 103 (30.21%) Ansible
7 94 (27.57%) Java
8 83 (24.34%) Banking
9 81 (23.75%) Terraform
10 67 (19.65%) Microservices
11 63 (18.48%) Jenkins
12 56 (16.42%) Kubernetes
12 56 (16.42%) JavaScript
13 54 (15.84%) Public Sector
14 53 (15.54%) Finance
15 52 (15.25%) Puppet
16 51 (14.96%) Windows
17 50 (14.66%) Git (software)
17 50 (14.66%) Mentoring
18 49 (14.37%) Public Cloud
18 49 (14.37%) Serverless
19 48 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
20 47 (13.78%) Docker
21 46 (13.49%) Bash Shell
21 46 (13.49%) MySQL
22 45 (13.20%) AWS CloudFormation
22 45 (13.20%) Infrastructure as Code
23 43 (12.61%) AWS Lambda
24 42 (12.32%) CentOS
24 42 (12.32%) Web Services

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 18 (5.28%) Apache Spark
1 18 (5.28%) Confluence
2 11 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
2 11 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.64%) SAS
4 7 (2.05%) Anypoint
4 7 (2.05%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.17%) CMS
6 3 (0.88%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.88%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.88%) nginx
6 3 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.59%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.59%) Apache
7 2 (0.59%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 114 (33.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (14.37%) Serverless
3 45 (13.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 43 (12.61%) AWS Lambda
5 25 (7.33%) OpenShift
6 22 (6.45%) PaaS
7 18 (5.28%) IaaS
8 16 (4.69%) SaaS
9 15 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (3.23%) Amazon S3
11 10 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (2.35%) Office 365
13 7 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (2.05%) Apigee
14 6 (1.76%) Google Docs
14 6 (1.76%) Slack
15 5 (1.47%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (1.47%) AWS CodePipeline
16 4 (1.17%) Amazon SageMaker
16 4 (1.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.81%) Internet
2 8 (2.35%) Skype
3 7 (2.05%) DNS
3 7 (2.05%) Firewall
4 6 (1.76%) SAN
5 5 (1.47%) DHCP
5 5 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.47%) WAN
6 3 (0.88%) LAN
7 2 (0.59%) NAS
7 2 (0.59%) Network Security
7 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.59%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.29%) HTTP
8 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.49%) MySQL
2 38 (11.14%) MariaDB
3 29 (8.50%) NoSQL
4 20 (5.87%) Amazon RDS
4 20 (5.87%) Relational Database
5 19 (5.57%) MongoDB
6 18 (5.28%) Hadoop
7 17 (4.99%) Big Data
8 16 (4.69%) Amazon Aurora
9 15 (4.40%) SQL Server
10 13 (3.81%) Apache Hive
11 12 (3.52%) RDBMS
12 11 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (2.93%) Oracle Database
14 9 (2.64%) Impala
15 8 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
15 8 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (2.35%) CouchDB
16 6 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (18.48%) Jenkins
2 50 (14.66%) Git (software)
3 25 (7.33%) JIRA
4 20 (5.87%) SonarQube
5 13 (3.81%) Artifactory
6 12 (3.52%) TeamCity
7 11 (3.23%) GitLab
8 10 (2.93%) JUnit
9 9 (2.64%) Maven
10 8 (2.35%) Subversion
11 7 (2.05%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.76%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.76%) FindBugs
13 3 (0.88%) GoCD
13 3 (0.88%) Gradle
13 3 (0.88%) Hudson
14 2 (0.59%) CircleCI
14 2 (0.59%) gulp
14 2 (0.59%) IBM UrbanCode
14 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 83 (24.34%) Banking
2 54 (15.84%) Public Sector
3 53 (15.54%) Finance
4 21 (6.16%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.40%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.47%) Games
7 2 (0.59%) Advertising
7 2 (0.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (24.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 70 (20.53%) Developer
3 56 (16.42%) Architect
4 41 (12.02%) Cloud Engineer
5 40 (11.73%) AWS Engineer
6 22 (6.45%) Java Developer
7 21 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 20 (5.87%) Lead DevOps
9 19 (5.57%) AWS DevOps
10 17 (4.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 17 (4.99%) Cloud Architect
10 17 (4.99%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 16 (4.69%) Lead Developer
12 15 (4.40%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.81%) Python Developer
14 12 (3.52%) Data Engineer
15 11 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
16 10 (2.93%) AWS Architect
17 9 (2.64%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.32%) Web Services
2 38 (11.14%) Spring
3 29 (8.50%) Spring Boot
4 26 (7.62%) AngularJS
4 26 (7.62%) Node.js
4 26 (7.62%) React
5 22 (6.45%) RESTful
6 20 (5.87%) .NET
7 18 (5.28%) LDAP
8 17 (4.99%) HTML
8 17 (4.99%) REST
9 15 (4.40%) CSS
10 12 (3.52%) Django
11 10 (2.93%) JSON
11 10 (2.93%) Natural Language Processing
12 9 (2.64%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (2.35%) Kafka
13 8 (2.35%) NumPy
13 8 (2.35%) Pyramid
13 8 (2.35%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.37%) Public Cloud
2 15 (4.40%) Cloud Native
2 15 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.93%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.64%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.76%) PKI
7 5 (1.47%) Clustering
8 4 (1.17%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.17%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.17%) User Experience
9 3 (0.88%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.88%) Replication
10 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 125 (36.66%) Linux
2 51 (14.96%) Windows
3 42 (12.32%) CentOS
4 37 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (9.38%) Unix
6 21 (6.16%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.05%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.76%) Solaris
9 5 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.47%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.17%) AIX
10 4 (1.17%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.59%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.29%) Android
13 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (40.18%) DevOps
2 120 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (19.65%) Microservices
4 50 (14.66%) Mentoring
5 48 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (13.20%) Infrastructure as Code
7 41 (12.02%) TDD
8 38 (11.14%) Technical Leadership
9 36 (10.56%) Migration
10 32 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
11 29 (8.50%) Scrum
12 27 (7.92%) Kanban
13 23 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 22 (6.45%) Data Protection
14 22 (6.45%) OWASP
14 22 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (6.45%) Software Engineering
15 20 (5.87%) E-Commerce
16 19 (5.57%) Analytics
16 19 (5.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (42.23%) Python
2 94 (27.57%) Java
3 56 (16.42%) JavaScript
4 46 (13.49%) Bash Shell
5 41 (12.02%) SQL
6 26 (7.62%) Go
7 23 (6.74%) Shell Script
8 19 (5.57%) PowerShell
8 19 (5.57%) TypeScript
9 15 (4.40%) C#
9 15 (4.40%) Ruby
10 12 (3.52%) Scala
11 10 (2.93%) R
12 8 (2.35%) Java 8
13 7 (2.05%) Perl
14 6 (1.76%) PHP
15 4 (1.17%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.17%) Clojure
16 2 (0.59%) ES6
16 2 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 28 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.81%) Degree
4 7 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.05%) CISSP
5 6 (1.76%) CCNA
6 5 (1.47%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.47%) CCNP
6 5 (1.47%) CISM
6 5 (1.47%) VCAP
6 5 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.88%) MCSA
9 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.59%) MCSE
9 2 (0.59%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.29%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.45%) NCSC
2 17 (4.99%) NIST
3 7 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (1.17%) QA
6 3 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.59%) GDPR
7 2 (0.59%) PSD2
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (13.78%) Docker
2 18 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.64%) HDFS
5 6 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.76%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.59%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.59%) vSphere
8 1 (0.29%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 103 (30.21%) Ansible
2 81 (23.75%) Terraform
3 56 (16.42%) Kubernetes
4 52 (15.25%) Puppet
5 23 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (5.28%) Packer
7 5 (1.47%) Avamar
8 4 (1.17%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.88%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.59%) Graphite
10 2 (0.59%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.59%) Icinga
10 2 (0.59%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.59%) SCCM
11 1 (0.29%) Ambari
11 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.29%) Netcool
11 1 (0.29%) Rancher
11 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (7.62%) Oracle
2 22 (6.45%) Google
3 20 (5.87%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.99%) SAP
4 17 (4.99%) VMware
5 16 (4.69%) Splunk
6 12 (3.52%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.64%) Citrix
7 9 (2.64%) EMC
8 8 (2.35%) IBM
9 7 (2.05%) MuleSoft
9 7 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.05%) WSO2
10 6 (1.76%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.17%) Tableau
11 4 (1.17%) Teradata
12 3 (0.88%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.88%) Dell
12 3 (0.88%) Symantec
12 3 (0.88%) Veritas