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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 25 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 12 13 29
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16 -12
Contract jobs citing AWS 368 337 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 10.71% 10.07% 6.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.45% 35.89% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 266 77
10th Percentile £417 £400 £335
25th Percentile £457 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £464 £465
Median % change year-on-year +13.21% -0.27% -7.00%
75th Percentile £584 £522 £575
90th Percentile £650 £588 £626
UK median daily rate £600 £538 £550
% change year-on-year +11.63% -2.27% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
10th Percentile £40.55 - -
25th Percentile £41.00 - £46.40
Median hourly rate £44.50 - £50.70
75th Percentile £49.01 - £57.50
90th Percentile £50.07 - -
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £59.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +17.15% +13.81% +12.42%

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 1,100 939 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.00% 28.07% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 659 307
10th Percentile £313 £304 £256
25th Percentile £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £489 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.67% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £513 £494
90th Percentile £663 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 11
10th Percentile £17.70 £19.75 £16.25
25th Percentile £20.75 £41.38 £19.63
Median hourly rate £40.50 £63.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -35.71% +215.00% +11.73%
75th Percentile £48.15 £74.25 £46.40
90th Percentile £49.76 £82.95 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +7.50% -2.44%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in Scotland

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for AWS in Scotland

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in Scotland

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in Scotland.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Edinburgh 0 239 £525 +13.51% 51
Glasgow -3 77 £525 +10.82% 36
Dundee -1 8 £491 +22.75% 1
West Lothian +7 7 £463 - 1
Fife - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £667 -
AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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.

1 214 (58.15%) Agile
2 175 (47.55%) Python
3 165 (44.84%) DevOps
4 151 (41.03%) CI/CD
5 143 (38.86%) Serverless
6 142 (38.59%) Public Sector
7 141 (38.32%) Infrastructure as Code
8 127 (34.51%) AWS Lambda
9 124 (33.70%) Java
10 112 (30.43%) Amazon S3
11 111 (30.16%) Microservices
12 108 (29.35%) JavaScript
13 106 (28.80%) Jenkins
14 100 (27.17%) Kubernetes
15 99 (26.90%) Azure
16 98 (26.63%) PostgreSQL
17 96 (26.09%) AWS CloudFormation
18 92 (25.00%) OpenShift
19 88 (23.91%) TypeScript
19 88 (23.91%) Finance
20 81 (22.01%) Docker
21 74 (20.11%) Linux
21 74 (20.11%) Amazon Aurora
22 73 (19.84%) Ansible
23 72 (19.57%) Test Automation
24 69 (18.75%) Terraform
25 66 (17.93%) Architecture Roadmap
26 62 (16.85%) Coaching
27 61 (16.58%) Migration
27 61 (16.58%) Grafana

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 44 (11.96%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (3.80%) Confluence
2 14 (3.80%) GeoServer
3 9 (2.45%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.63%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.82%) Apache
5 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.54%) Luigi
6 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.27%) CMS
7 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 143 (38.86%) Serverless
2 127 (34.51%) AWS Lambda
3 112 (30.43%) Amazon S3
4 99 (26.90%) Azure
5 96 (26.09%) AWS CloudFormation
6 92 (25.00%) OpenShift
7 36 (9.78%) PaaS
8 30 (8.15%) GCP
9 29 (7.88%) SaaS
10 26 (7.07%) GitHub
11 25 (6.79%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (5.16%) AWS CodePipeline
13 18 (4.89%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 17 (4.62%) Amazon ECS
14 17 (4.62%) Amazon EKS
14 17 (4.62%) IaaS
15 15 (4.08%) AWS CodeBuild
16 14 (3.80%) Route 53
16 14 (3.80%) Trello
17 13 (3.53%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.34%) Firewall
2 10 (2.72%) DNS
3 9 (2.45%) Network Security
4 7 (1.90%) BGP
4 7 (1.90%) OSPF
5 6 (1.63%) Wireless
6 5 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.36%) SAN
6 5 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.82%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.54%) SSL
9 1 (0.27%) DHCP
9 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.27%) LAN
9 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (26.63%) PostgreSQL
2 74 (20.11%) Amazon Aurora
3 44 (11.96%) MongoDB
4 38 (10.33%) NoSQL
5 22 (5.98%) SQL Server
6 20 (5.43%) Relational Database
7 19 (5.16%) Spatial Data
8 17 (4.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (4.08%) Hadoop
11 14 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (2.72%) Big Data
13 9 (2.45%) Informix
14 6 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (1.63%) Data Lake
14 6 (1.63%) Data Vault
14 6 (1.63%) Geospatial Data
14 6 (1.63%) Tableau
15 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 106 (28.80%) Jenkins
2 41 (11.14%) JIRA
3 32 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 24 (6.52%) Artifactory
5 19 (5.16%) GitLab
6 15 (4.08%) Cypress.io
7 14 (3.80%) TeamCity
7 14 (3.80%) Visual Studio
8 12 (3.26%) NUnit
9 11 (2.99%) ReSharper
10 8 (2.17%) Maven
10 8 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.90%) SonarQube
12 6 (1.63%) Log4j
12 6 (1.63%) Terragrunt
13 3 (0.82%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.82%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (0.54%) Ant
14 2 (0.54%) MLflow
General
1 142 (38.59%) Public Sector
2 88 (23.91%) Finance
3 43 (11.68%) Social Skills
4 27 (7.34%) Influencing Skills
5 14 (3.80%) Banking
6 13 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.72%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (1.63%) Publishing
9 3 (0.82%) Back Office
10 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.54%) Billing
10 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Front Office
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 101 (27.45%) Developer
2 60 (16.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 50 (13.59%) Architect
4 36 (9.78%) AWS Engineer
5 25 (6.79%) Cloud Engineer
6 21 (5.71%) AWS DevOps
7 20 (5.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 18 (4.89%) Java Developer
8 18 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (4.89%) Technical Leader
9 17 (4.62%) Data Engineer
10 14 (3.80%) Analyst
11 12 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (3.26%) Software Developer
12 11 (2.99%) AWS Architect
12 11 (2.99%) Domain Architect
13 10 (2.72%) .NET Developer
13 10 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 8 (2.17%) Network Engineer
14 8 (2.17%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (16.58%) React
1 61 (16.58%) Spring Boot
2 59 (16.03%) Spring
3 43 (11.68%) OAuth
4 40 (10.87%) HTML
5 36 (9.78%) Spring Security
6 35 (9.51%) OAuth2
7 26 (7.07%) .NET
8 25 (6.79%) CSS
8 25 (6.79%) REST
9 24 (6.52%) PostGIS
10 19 (5.16%) AngularJS
11 15 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (4.08%) Web Services
12 14 (3.80%) .NET Framework
12 14 (3.80%) Entity Framework
12 14 (3.80%) LINQ
12 14 (3.80%) LINQ to SQL
12 14 (3.80%) OpenLayers
12 14 (3.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.76%) Legacy Systems
2 49 (13.32%) User Experience
3 34 (9.24%) Data Protection Act
4 27 (7.34%) Data Centre
5 23 (6.25%) Public Cloud
6 21 (5.71%) Cloud Native
7 16 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.90%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.63%) Legacy Code
10 6 (1.63%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.36%) Legacy Applications
11 5 (1.36%) PKI
12 4 (1.09%) CMDB
12 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.82%) DataPower
13 3 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 74 (20.11%) Linux
2 34 (9.24%) Windows
3 23 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (4.62%) Ubuntu
5 15 (4.08%) Unix
6 8 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.27%) Alpine Linux
9 1 (0.27%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (58.15%) Agile
2 165 (44.84%) DevOps
3 151 (41.03%) CI/CD
4 141 (38.32%) Infrastructure as Code
5 111 (30.16%) Microservices
6 72 (19.57%) Test Automation
7 66 (17.93%) Architecture Roadmap
8 62 (16.85%) Coaching
9 61 (16.58%) Migration
10 58 (15.76%) Mentoring
11 56 (15.22%) Unit Testing
12 53 (14.40%) Human-Centred Design
13 51 (13.86%) Continuous Delivery
14 50 (13.59%) Analytics
14 50 (13.59%) TDD
15 49 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
16 46 (12.50%) Product Roadmap
17 43 (11.68%) Kanban
18 42 (11.41%) Scrum
19 40 (10.87%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 175 (47.55%) Python
2 124 (33.70%) Java
3 108 (29.35%) JavaScript
4 88 (23.91%) TypeScript
5 46 (12.50%) SQL
6 29 (7.88%) C#
7 19 (5.16%) Bash
8 18 (4.89%) Groovy
9 11 (2.99%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.90%) Ruby
10 7 (1.90%) Scala
10 7 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.63%) Go
11 6 (1.63%) Perl
12 5 (1.36%) VBScript
13 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.09%) R
14 2 (0.54%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.54%) Julia
15 1 (0.27%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 27 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (4.35%) Degree
5 7 (1.90%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.63%) CCIE
6 6 (1.63%) CCNP
6 6 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.54%) NCDA
8 2 (0.54%) OCP
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.54%) PhD
8 2 (0.54%) VCP6
8 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (12.77%) Accessibility
2 22 (5.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.90%) QA
5 4 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.54%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.27%) DICOM
7 1 (0.27%) HL7
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.27%) MiFID
7 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (22.01%) Docker
2 15 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.72%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.45%) VMware NSX
5 8 (2.17%) vSphere
6 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.54%) HDFS
7 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 100 (27.17%) Kubernetes
2 73 (19.84%) Ansible
3 69 (18.75%) Terraform
4 61 (16.58%) Grafana
5 29 (7.88%) Kibana
6 11 (2.99%) Istio
7 7 (1.90%) Argo
7 7 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (1.63%) Puppet
9 5 (1.36%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 3 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.82%) PingFederate
11 3 (0.82%) WSUS
12 2 (0.54%) Kubeflow
12 2 (0.54%) PowerCLI
12 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.54%) systemd
Vendors
1 26 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.79%) VMware
3 21 (5.71%) Oracle
4 13 (3.53%) Cisco
4 13 (3.53%) Google
5 10 (2.72%) Juniper
6 9 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.17%) Informatica
7 8 (2.17%) Palo Alto
7 8 (2.17%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.90%) AppNeta
8 7 (1.90%) Arista
8 7 (1.90%) Databricks
8 7 (1.90%) IBM
8 7 (1.90%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.63%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.36%) Teradata
11 3 (0.82%) CA
11 3 (0.82%) Commvault
11 3 (0.82%) Splunk