Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 24 46
Rank change year-on-year +10 +22 +66
Contract jobs citing AWS 324 322 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.49% 6.85% 3.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.71% 32.99% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 181 127
Scotland median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £320
90th Percentile £625 £600 £593
UK median daily rate £531 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +1.14% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £44.45 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.59% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.06
% change year-on-year - -16.78% -9.07%

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 961 976 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.17% 20.75% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 569 395
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £267
90th Percentile £625 £600 £591
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 8
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £27.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.93% +0.91% +61.76%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.25 £19.22
90th Percentile £46.64 £80.13 £58.03
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +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 19 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 February 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
Edinburgh +6 162 £500 - 59
Glasgow +5 109 £500 +11.11% 66
Renfrewshire +13 26 £450 +8.43% 1
Dundee +5 10 £465 +43.08% 4
Stirling - 4 £375 - 3
AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Scotland region with a requirement for AWS.

1 141 (43.52%) Azure
2 117 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (34.26%) DevOps
3 111 (34.26%) Public Sector
4 89 (27.47%) Python
5 68 (20.99%) Linux
6 64 (19.75%) Microsoft
7 63 (19.44%) Ansible
8 60 (18.52%) Java
9 55 (16.98%) Windows
10 53 (16.36%) Jenkins
11 52 (16.05%) Terraform
12 50 (15.43%) JavaScript
13 47 (14.51%) Test Automation
14 46 (14.20%) SaaS
14 46 (14.20%) PaaS
14 46 (14.20%) Finance
15 42 (12.96%) Scrum
16 40 (12.35%) JIRA
17 39 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (11.73%) Kanban
18 38 (11.73%) Amazon S3
18 38 (11.73%) SQL
18 38 (11.73%) Serverless
18 38 (11.73%) Infrastructure as Code
19 36 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
19 36 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
19 36 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
19 36 (11.11%) Kubernetes
20 34 (10.49%) Security Cleared

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 23 (7.10%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.86%) Confluence
3 13 (4.01%) Apache
4 12 (3.70%) nginx
5 10 (3.09%) IIS
5 10 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.09%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (2.47%) Jetty
6 8 (2.47%) Mongrel
7 6 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.23%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.93%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.62%) WordPress
11 1 (0.31%) CMS
11 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 141 (43.52%) Azure
2 46 (14.20%) PaaS
2 46 (14.20%) SaaS
3 38 (11.73%) Amazon S3
3 38 (11.73%) Serverless
4 36 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 36 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
5 32 (9.88%) GCP
5 32 (9.88%) Office 365
6 28 (8.64%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (7.41%) IaaS
8 20 (6.17%) OpenShift
9 17 (5.25%) GitHub
10 14 (4.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
11 9 (2.78%) OneDrive
12 8 (2.47%) Google App Engine
13 6 (1.85%) Power Platform
14 5 (1.54%) AWS CodePipeline
14 5 (1.54%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.86%) DNS
2 15 (4.63%) HTTP
3 13 (4.01%) DHCP
4 12 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.47%) FTP
5 8 (2.47%) IPsec
6 7 (2.16%) Skype
6 7 (2.16%) SSL
7 6 (1.85%) Firewall
7 6 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (1.85%) SAN
8 5 (1.54%) Internet
9 4 (1.23%) SMTP
10 3 (0.93%) LAN
10 3 (0.93%) NAS
10 3 (0.93%) WAN
11 2 (0.62%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.62%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.62%) VPN
12 1 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 18 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.25%) SQL Server
4 16 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (4.94%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.63%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.40%) MySQL
7 9 (2.78%) SimpleDB
8 8 (2.47%) Amazon Aurora
8 8 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (2.47%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.16%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (2.16%) Oracle Exadata
9 7 (2.16%) VLDB
10 6 (1.85%) Big Data
10 6 (1.85%) GIS
10 6 (1.85%) Power BI
11 5 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.23%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 53 (16.36%) Jenkins
2 40 (12.35%) JIRA
3 16 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.63%) StarTeam
5 12 (3.70%) Travis CI
6 11 (3.40%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.78%) Artifactory
7 9 (2.78%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.47%) GitLab
8 8 (2.47%) Gradle
9 7 (2.16%) Maven
10 5 (1.54%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.54%) NUnit
10 5 (1.54%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.23%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.23%) CircleCI
11 4 (1.23%) gulp
11 4 (1.23%) Selenium
12 3 (0.93%) webpack
12 3 (0.93%) YouTrack
General
1 111 (34.26%) Public Sector
2 46 (14.20%) Finance
3 29 (8.95%) Banking
4 7 (2.16%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.62%) Back Office
6 2 (0.62%) Electronics
6 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.62%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 72 (22.22%) Developer
2 42 (12.96%) Architect
3 38 (11.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 36 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 30 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (8.95%) Cloud Engineer
7 25 (7.72%) Test Engineer
8 22 (6.79%) AWS Engineer
9 20 (6.17%) AWS Architect
10 19 (5.86%) Analyst
11 16 (4.94%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (4.63%) AWS DevOps
12 15 (4.63%) Java Developer
12 15 (4.63%) Windows Engineer
13 13 (4.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 12 (3.70%) Consultant
14 12 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (3.70%) Tester
15 11 (3.40%) DBA
15 11 (3.40%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.02%) HTML
1 26 (8.02%) Node.js
1 26 (8.02%) Web Services
2 25 (7.72%) REST
3 24 (7.41%) React
4 23 (7.10%) .NET
5 18 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 17 (5.25%) Spring Boot
7 15 (4.63%) CSS
7 15 (4.63%) Spring
8 11 (3.40%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (3.40%) Vue.js
9 9 (2.78%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.78%) ASP.NET
9 9 (2.78%) RESTful
10 8 (2.47%) LDAP
10 8 (2.47%) Servlets
11 7 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.16%) J2EE
11 7 (2.16%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.94%) Clustering
2 14 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (4.32%) PKI
3 10 (3.09%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.09%) User Experience
4 9 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.54%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.54%) CMDB
6 5 (1.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.93%) iPad
9 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.62%) Replication
10 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.31%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 68 (20.99%) Linux
2 55 (16.98%) Windows
3 26 (8.02%) Windows Server
4 19 (5.86%) Windows 10
5 18 (5.56%) Unix
5 18 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.63%) AIX
6 15 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (4.63%) Windows XP
7 12 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.16%) HPUX
8 7 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.54%) CentOS
10 3 (0.93%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.62%) Solaris
11 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.31%) Android
12 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (34.26%) DevOps
3 47 (14.51%) Test Automation
4 42 (12.96%) Scrum
5 39 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (11.73%) Infrastructure as Code
6 38 (11.73%) Kanban
7 30 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 27 (8.33%) Microservices
9 26 (8.02%) Migration
10 25 (7.72%) TDD
10 25 (7.72%) Unit Testing
11 22 (6.79%) Configuration Management
12 21 (6.48%) Test Scripting
13 20 (6.17%) Mentoring
14 18 (5.56%) Software Engineering
15 17 (5.25%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (4.94%) ITIL
16 16 (4.94%) Open Source
17 15 (4.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (27.47%) Python
2 60 (18.52%) Java
3 50 (15.43%) JavaScript
4 38 (11.73%) SQL
5 31 (9.57%) Bash Shell
6 26 (8.02%) PowerShell
7 19 (5.86%) TypeScript
8 18 (5.56%) Ruby
9 16 (4.94%) Perl
10 15 (4.63%) Java 8
11 13 (4.01%) C#
12 9 (2.78%) Go
12 9 (2.78%) Groovy
13 8 (2.47%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.16%) Korn
14 7 (2.16%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.85%) PHP
15 6 (1.85%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.62%) C
16 2 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.86%) MCSE
3 19 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.94%) AWS Certification
5 15 (4.63%) ISTQB
5 15 (4.63%) MCITP
5 15 (4.63%) MCSA
5 15 (4.63%) MCTS
6 11 (3.40%) Degree
6 11 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.47%) CCNA
7 8 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.16%) OCP
8 7 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (1.85%) CCNP
9 6 (1.85%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (1.54%) VCAP
10 5 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.54%) QA
3 5 (1.54%) SLA
4 2 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.64%) Docker
3 20 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 15 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.47%) Xen
7 7 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.54%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.62%) LXC
11 2 (0.62%) XenApp
12 1 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.31%) Firmware
12 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.31%) vSphere
12 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (19.44%) Ansible
2 52 (16.05%) Terraform
3 36 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 36 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (10.19%) Puppet
5 20 (6.17%) SCCM
6 15 (4.63%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (4.63%) Netcool
7 7 (2.16%) Data Guard
7 7 (2.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 6 (1.85%) Consul
8 6 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.54%) Avamar
9 5 (1.54%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.93%) SCOM
11 2 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.62%) Istio
11 2 (0.62%) logstash
11 2 (0.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 64 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.95%) Citrix
3 23 (7.10%) Google
4 22 (6.79%) VMware
5 15 (4.63%) McAfee
5 15 (4.63%) Veritas
6 14 (4.32%) ServiceNow
7 12 (3.70%) Oracle
8 9 (2.78%) Cisco
9 7 (2.16%) IBM
10 6 (1.85%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.85%) RedGate
11 5 (1.54%) EMC
12 3 (0.93%) Centrify
12 3 (0.93%) CommVault
12 3 (0.93%) F5
12 3 (0.93%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.93%) Ping Identity
12 3 (0.93%) Qualys