Period
to 23 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 34 78
Rank change year-on-year +18 +44 +81
Contract jobs citing AWS 340 278 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.14% 5.21% 2.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.03% 29.32% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 169 67
Scotland median daily rate £500 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £356 £336 £354
90th Percentile £618 £598 £538
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +6.67%

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 999 948 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.91% 17.76% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 562 341
Scotland median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £213 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.71% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 18
Scotland median hourly rate £18.95 £17.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.47% -4.23% -50.69%
10th Percentile £15.77 £13.00 £14.12
90th Percentile £46.03 £115.00 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.89% -10.00% +11.11%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in Scotland

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in Scotland

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in Scotland

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS in Scotland

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 AWS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 September 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 +11 176 £500 +14.29% 64
Glasgow +21 134 £500 +11.11% 44
Renfrewshire - 11 £325 -
Stirling +7 9 £600 +20.00% 4
Dundee - 4 £338 - 3
South Ayrshire - 1 £550 -
AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for AWS.

1 127 (37.35%) Python
1 127 (37.35%) Azure
2 126 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (34.41%) DevOps
4 106 (31.18%) Linux
5 95 (27.94%) Java
6 78 (22.94%) Ansible
7 72 (21.18%) Banking
8 66 (19.41%) Terraform
9 64 (18.82%) Public Sector
10 62 (18.24%) Microservices
11 60 (17.65%) JavaScript
11 60 (17.65%) Windows
12 59 (17.35%) Kubernetes
13 55 (16.18%) Serverless
14 52 (15.29%) Finance
14 52 (15.29%) Jenkins
15 51 (15.00%) Docker
16 49 (14.41%) AWS Lambda
17 47 (13.82%) Public Cloud
17 47 (13.82%) Mentoring
17 47 (13.82%) Bash Shell
18 46 (13.53%) SQL
18 46 (13.53%) MySQL
19 45 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
20 42 (12.35%) TDD
20 42 (12.35%) Technical Leadership
21 41 (12.06%) Scrum
21 41 (12.06%) Web Services
21 41 (12.06%) Git (software)

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 16 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.41%) Confluence
3 12 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (3.24%) Apache Spark
4 11 (3.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.06%) Anypoint
6 5 (1.47%) Apache
6 5 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.18%) CMS
8 3 (0.88%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.88%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.88%) nginx
8 3 (0.88%) SAS
9 2 (0.59%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.59%) IIS
9 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.29%) JBoss
10 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.59%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 127 (37.35%) Azure
2 55 (16.18%) Serverless
3 49 (14.41%) AWS Lambda
4 37 (10.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 30 (8.82%) PaaS
6 28 (8.24%) OpenShift
7 24 (7.06%) SaaS
8 21 (6.18%) GCP
9 20 (5.88%) IaaS
9 20 (5.88%) Office 365
10 19 (5.59%) Amazon S3
11 13 (3.82%) GitHub
12 9 (2.65%) Apigee
13 7 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
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 (1.18%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.82%) Internet
2 12 (3.53%) Firewall
3 11 (3.24%) DNS
3 11 (3.24%) Skype
4 7 (2.06%) SAN
5 6 (1.76%) WAN
6 5 (1.47%) DHCP
6 5 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.47%) NAS
7 4 (1.18%) LAN
8 2 (0.59%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.59%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.59%) Network Security
8 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.59%) VPN
9 1 (0.29%) HTTP
9 1 (0.29%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.53%) MySQL
2 36 (10.59%) MariaDB
3 27 (7.94%) NoSQL
4 20 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (4.71%) Amazon Aurora
6 15 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.41%) SQL Server
7 13 (3.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (3.53%) Big Data
8 12 (3.53%) MongoDB
9 11 (3.24%) Oracle Database
10 9 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (2.65%) Hadoop
11 8 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (2.06%) Apache Hive
12 7 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.18%) Data Lake
14 4 (1.18%) HBase
14 4 (1.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (15.29%) Jenkins
2 41 (12.06%) Git (software)
3 31 (9.12%) JIRA
4 17 (5.00%) Artifactory
5 15 (4.41%) SonarQube
6 14 (4.12%) TeamCity
7 13 (3.82%) StarTeam
8 12 (3.53%) GitLab
9 7 (2.06%) JUnit
9 7 (2.06%) Maven
10 6 (1.76%) Subversion
11 5 (1.47%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.47%) IntelliJ
12 4 (1.18%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.18%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.18%) FindBugs
12 4 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.88%) Mockito
13 3 (0.88%) Selenium
13 3 (0.88%) webpack
General
1 72 (21.18%) Banking
2 64 (18.82%) Public Sector
3 52 (15.29%) Finance
4 18 (5.29%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.53%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.47%) Games
7 2 (0.59%) Advertising
7 2 (0.59%) Local Government
7 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (22.06%) Developer
1 75 (22.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (16.18%) Architect
3 35 (10.29%) AWS Engineer
4 33 (9.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 23 (6.76%) Java Developer
6 18 (5.29%) Cloud Architect
7 17 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
8 16 (4.71%) Lead Developer
9 15 (4.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 15 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (4.41%) Lead DevOps
9 15 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.82%) Senior Developer
11 12 (3.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.53%) Data Engineer
11 12 (3.53%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.24%) AWS Architect
13 10 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
13 10 (2.94%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.06%) Web Services
2 36 (10.59%) Spring
3 27 (7.94%) Node.js
3 27 (7.94%) React
3 27 (7.94%) Spring Boot
4 23 (6.76%) .NET
4 23 (6.76%) HTML
5 22 (6.47%) CSS
6 21 (6.18%) AngularJS
7 20 (5.88%) LDAP
7 20 (5.88%) REST
8 19 (5.59%) RESTful
9 11 (3.24%) JSON
9 11 (3.24%) SOAP
10 9 (2.65%) Kafka
10 9 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (2.65%) Vue.js
11 8 (2.35%) boto
11 8 (2.35%) jQuery
11 8 (2.35%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.82%) Public Cloud
2 17 (5.00%) Clustering
3 15 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.53%) Cloud Native
4 12 (3.53%) PKI
5 10 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.76%) User Experience
7 5 (1.47%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.88%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.88%) Replication
9 3 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.29%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 106 (31.18%) Linux
2 60 (17.65%) Windows
3 36 (10.59%) CentOS
4 33 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (7.65%) Windows Server
6 23 (6.76%) Unix
7 18 (5.29%) Windows 10
8 16 (4.71%) AIX
9 15 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (3.82%) Windows 7
10 13 (3.82%) Windows XP
11 12 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (2.94%) Mac OS
13 7 (2.06%) Solaris
14 5 (1.47%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.59%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.29%) Android
16 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (34.41%) DevOps
3 62 (18.24%) Microservices
4 47 (13.82%) Mentoring
5 45 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (12.35%) TDD
6 42 (12.35%) Technical Leadership
7 41 (12.06%) Scrum
8 37 (10.88%) Infrastructure as Code
9 32 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
10 30 (8.82%) Kanban
11 29 (8.53%) Migration
12 23 (6.76%) Software Engineering
13 20 (5.88%) Configuration Management
13 20 (5.88%) E-Commerce
14 18 (5.29%) OWASP
15 17 (5.00%) Analytics
15 17 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 17 (5.00%) Waterfall
16 16 (4.71%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 127 (37.35%) Python
2 95 (27.94%) Java
3 60 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 47 (13.82%) Bash Shell
5 46 (13.53%) SQL
6 29 (8.53%) Go
7 26 (7.65%) PowerShell
8 23 (6.76%) TypeScript
9 21 (6.18%) Shell Script
10 15 (4.41%) C#
11 13 (3.82%) Ruby
12 11 (3.24%) Java 8
13 9 (2.65%) Perl
14 7 (2.06%) PHP
15 5 (1.47%) Scala
16 4 (1.18%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.18%) Clojure
17 3 (0.88%) ES6
17 3 (0.88%) Groovy
18 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.41%) MCSA
4 15 (4.41%) MCSE
5 13 (3.82%) ISTQB
5 13 (3.82%) MCITP
5 13 (3.82%) MCTS
6 9 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.65%) Degree
7 8 (2.35%) CCNA
7 8 (2.35%) CISSP
8 7 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.76%) CCNP
9 6 (1.76%) VCAP
9 6 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.47%) CISM
11 4 (1.18%) AWS Certification
11 4 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.59%) NCSC
2 14 (4.12%) NIST
3 6 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.59%) GDPR
5 2 (0.59%) PSD2
5 2 (0.59%) QA
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (15.00%) Docker
2 27 (7.94%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.88%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.59%) HDFS
8 2 (0.59%) vSphere
9 1 (0.29%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 78 (22.94%) Ansible
2 66 (19.41%) Terraform
3 59 (17.35%) Kubernetes
4 41 (12.06%) Puppet
5 20 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (4.41%) SCCM
7 13 (3.82%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (3.82%) Netcool
7 13 (3.82%) Packer
8 6 (1.76%) Avamar
9 4 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.88%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.88%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.59%) Consul
11 2 (0.59%) Nagios
11 2 (0.59%) SCOM
11 2 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.29%) Graphite
12 1 (0.29%) Icinga
Vendors
1 36 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.94%) Google
3 25 (7.35%) Oracle
4 23 (6.76%) Citrix
5 21 (6.18%) VMware
6 18 (5.29%) SAP
7 15 (4.41%) Veritas
8 14 (4.12%) Splunk
9 13 (3.82%) McAfee
10 12 (3.53%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.65%) EMC
12 8 (2.35%) IBM
13 7 (2.06%) MuleSoft
13 7 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (2.06%) WSO2
14 5 (1.47%) CommVault
14 5 (1.47%) F5
15 4 (1.18%) Cloudera
15 4 (1.18%) Qualys
16 3 (0.88%) Atlassian