Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 16 38
Rank change year-on-year -11 +22 +39
Contract jobs citing AWS 86 340 270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 5.96% 8.04% 4.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.11% 34.27% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 211 164
Median daily rate £445 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £338
90th Percentile £550 £613 £599
UK median daily rate £533 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -3.14% +4.71% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £50.70 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.29% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 389 992 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.98% 23.46% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 584 584
Median daily rate £425 £445 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +7.55% +3.44%
10th Percentile £256 £217 £266
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.95 £16.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +13.07% -5.58%
10th Percentile £13.47 £15.77 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.84 £46.03 £115.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +19.44% -10.00%

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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 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 +5 58 £450 -10.00% 51
Glasgow -30 16 £423 -15.50% 24
Renfrewshire -12 5 £418 +28.46%
Dundee +5 2 £500 +48.15%
Aberdeen - 1 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.35%) DevOps
3 31 (36.05%) Python
4 30 (34.88%) Azure
5 29 (33.72%) Amazon S3
6 27 (31.40%) Serverless
7 26 (30.23%) Public Sector
8 25 (29.07%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (27.91%) Infrastructure as Code
10 23 (26.74%) AWS Lambda
11 21 (24.42%) Linux
12 20 (23.26%) Jenkins
12 20 (23.26%) OpenShift
13 18 (20.93%) Ansible
14 17 (19.77%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (19.77%) Java
14 17 (19.77%) Microservices
15 16 (18.60%) Kubernetes
15 16 (18.60%) Terraform
16 15 (17.44%) Amazon EC2
17 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
17 14 (16.28%) Docker
18 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
18 13 (15.12%) Continuous Delivery
19 12 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 12 (13.95%) Artifactory
19 12 (13.95%) PaaS
19 12 (13.95%) Bash Shell
19 12 (13.95%) Kanban
20 11 (12.79%) Scrum

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 8 (9.30%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.49%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.49%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) SAS
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.88%) Azure
2 29 (33.72%) Amazon S3
3 27 (31.40%) Serverless
4 25 (29.07%) AWS CloudFormation
5 23 (26.74%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (23.26%) OpenShift
7 15 (17.44%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (13.95%) PaaS
9 10 (11.63%) SaaS
10 7 (8.14%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 7 (8.14%) AWS CodeBuild
10 7 (8.14%) Route 53
11 5 (5.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (4.65%) Office 365
13 3 (3.49%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (3.49%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (3.49%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (3.49%) IaaS
14 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (2.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
2 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.33%) VLAN
2 2 (2.33%) VPN
2 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.16%) DNS
3 1 (1.16%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.16%) LAN
3 1 (1.16%) SAN
3 1 (1.16%) Skype
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (4.65%) Big Data
2 4 (4.65%) Data Lake
2 4 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) InfluxDB
3 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.33%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.16%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.16%) SimpleDB
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (23.26%) Jenkins
2 12 (13.95%) Artifactory
3 8 (9.30%) GitLab
4 6 (6.98%) Bitbucket
5 5 (5.81%) JIRA
6 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.33%) Cypress.io
7 2 (2.33%) NUnit
7 2 (2.33%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.33%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.16%) CMake
8 1 (1.16%) Gradle
8 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (30.23%) Public Sector
2 10 (11.63%) Finance
3 8 (9.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (20.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (19.77%) Developer
3 9 (10.47%) Architect
3 9 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (8.14%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.49%) AWS Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) Spring
2 6 (6.98%) React
2 6 (6.98%) Web Services
3 5 (5.81%) Kafka
3 5 (5.81%) Spring Boot
4 4 (4.65%) .NET
4 4 (4.65%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.65%) Node.js
5 3 (3.49%) HTML
6 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.33%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.33%) GraphQL
6 2 (2.33%) LINQ
6 2 (2.33%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (2.33%) OAuth
6 2 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.81%) Clustering
3 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.49%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.49%) User Experience
5 2 (2.33%) PKI
5 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.42%) Linux
2 10 (11.63%) Windows
3 9 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.30%) Ubuntu
5 7 (8.14%) Windows Server
6 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (5.81%) Unix
8 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (2.33%) Android
9 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.33%) Mesosphere
9 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.16%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.35%) DevOps
3 24 (27.91%) Infrastructure as Code
4 17 (19.77%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (19.77%) Microservices
5 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
6 13 (15.12%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (13.95%) Kanban
8 11 (12.79%) Scrum
9 5 (5.81%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (5.81%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (5.81%) Regression Testing
9 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Analytics
10 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.65%) ETL
10 4 (4.65%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.65%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.05%) Python
2 17 (19.77%) Java
3 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.95%) Bash Shell
5 9 (10.47%) Groovy
5 9 (10.47%) PowerShell
6 8 (9.30%) TypeScript
7 5 (5.81%) Ruby
7 5 (5.81%) VBScript
8 4 (4.65%) SQL
9 3 (3.49%) Java 8
10 2 (2.33%) C#
10 2 (2.33%) Perl
10 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.16%) C++
11 1 (1.16%) PHP
11 1 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
1 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.33%) CCIE
2 2 (2.33%) CCNP
2 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) MCSE
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) Docker
2 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.81%) Firmware
3 5 (5.81%) Terminal Services
3 5 (5.81%) XenApp
4 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.16%) NDS
5 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) Ansible
2 16 (18.60%) Kubernetes
2 16 (18.60%) Terraform
3 9 (10.47%) Grafana
4 8 (9.30%) Kibana
5 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (4.65%) Avamar
7 3 (3.49%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.16%) Fluentd
8 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.16%) logstash
8 1 (1.16%) Packer
8 1 (1.16%) Puppet
8 1 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Cisco
2 6 (6.98%) Citrix
2 6 (6.98%) VMware
3 4 (4.65%) CommVault
4 3 (3.49%) Google
4 3 (3.49%) NetApp
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle
5 2 (2.33%) Apple
5 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.33%) Dell
5 2 (2.33%) EMC
5 2 (2.33%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.33%) HP
5 2 (2.33%) Meraki
5 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.16%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.16%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.16%) Splunk