Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 17 November 2017 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)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 57 150
Rank change year-on-year +25 +93 +34
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 964 576 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.72% 3.43% 1.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.22% 28.74% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 419 187
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £312
90th Percentile £609 £575 £522
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -10.26% -79.37%
England median hourly rate £40.96 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +17.02% -10.26% -8.24%

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 the South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2902 2004 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.23% 11.94% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1804 1283 814
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -1.49%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 34 33
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +14.06% +11.30%
10th Percentile £10.63 £12.09 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.31 £56.75 £38.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.61 £21.64
% change year-on-year +1.99% -9.38% +20.22%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Amazon AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in the South East

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in the South East

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the South East

Amazon AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Amazon AWS in the South East

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +22 618 £475 +5.56% 55
Oxfordshire +3 287 £500 +7.53% 25
Buckinghamshire +68 203 £450 +20.00% 9
Surrey -13 139 £500 +8.11% 24
Berkshire +23 129 £450 - 21
Hampshire +59 93 £450 +4.35% 13
West Sussex +32 63 £425 +3.66% 7
Middlesex +20 27 £500 -
East Sussex -2 21 £450 +20.00% 5
Kent -6 15 £638 +2.00%
Sussex -3 2 £488 -2.50% 1
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 391 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (37.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 318 (32.99%) DevOps
4 293 (30.39%) Linux
5 256 (26.56%) Java
6 213 (22.10%) Jenkins
7 211 (21.89%) Web Services
8 210 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
9 203 (21.06%) Docker
10 189 (19.61%) TDD
11 187 (19.40%) Git (software)
12 184 (19.09%) Ansible
13 158 (16.39%) JavaScript
13 158 (16.39%) Configuration Management
14 152 (15.77%) Puppet
15 151 (15.66%) Windows
16 148 (15.35%) Scrum
17 139 (14.42%) Microsoft
18 136 (14.11%) OpenStack
19 134 (13.90%) Migration
20 132 (13.69%) Python
21 130 (13.49%) SQL
22 119 (12.34%) Finance
23 110 (11.41%) AngularJS
24 108 (11.20%) VMware
24 108 (11.20%) JIRA
25 104 (10.79%) Microservices
26 101 (10.48%) Test Automation
27 98 (10.17%) BDD
28 97 (10.06%) SQL Server

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 136 (14.11%) OpenStack
2 57 (5.91%) Confluence
3 49 (5.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 41 (4.25%) Apache
5 27 (2.80%) Apache Spark
5 27 (2.80%) IIS
6 24 (2.49%) WebSphere
7 22 (2.28%) JBoss
8 21 (2.18%) nginx
9 20 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (2.07%) SharePoint
9 20 (2.07%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.14%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.93%) CMS
11 9 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.93%) WordPress
12 8 (0.83%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.83%) Documentum
12 8 (0.83%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.73%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 16 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.24%) Magento
1 12 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.83%) Maximo
3 6 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.52%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 357 (37.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (9.44%) IaaS
2 91 (9.44%) PaaS
3 70 (7.26%) Serverless
4 69 (7.16%) AWS Lambda
5 66 (6.85%) OpenShift
6 56 (5.81%) Amazon EC2
7 54 (5.60%) Cloud Computing
8 50 (5.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 44 (4.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 41 (4.25%) Office 365
11 40 (4.15%) Amazon S3
12 34 (3.53%) SaaS
13 21 (2.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 21 (2.18%) GitHub
14 19 (1.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 16 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
17 11 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
17 11 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.05%) Firewall
2 59 (6.12%) DNS
3 37 (3.84%) Network Security
4 31 (3.22%) DHCP
5 24 (2.49%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.18%) HTTP
7 20 (2.07%) WAN
8 18 (1.87%) LAN
8 18 (1.87%) VPN
9 15 (1.56%) Internet
10 13 (1.35%) LDAP
10 13 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (0.93%) BGP
11 9 (0.93%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (0.83%) SAN
13 7 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (0.73%) Skype
14 6 (0.62%) SNMP
14 6 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.82%) MySQL
3 60 (6.22%) NoSQL
4 58 (6.02%) MongoDB
5 43 (4.46%) Redis
6 39 (4.05%) Big Data
7 37 (3.84%) Hadoop
8 34 (3.53%) Amazon RDS
9 33 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (3.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 25 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (2.18%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.04%) Relational Database
15 8 (0.83%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.73%) HBase
16 7 (0.73%) NuoDB
16 7 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 213 (22.10%) Jenkins
2 187 (19.40%) Git (software)
3 108 (11.20%) JIRA
4 79 (8.20%) Maven
5 44 (4.56%) Bitbucket
6 39 (4.05%) JUnit
7 33 (3.42%) Artifactory
8 28 (2.90%) Ant
9 27 (2.80%) Selenium
10 24 (2.49%) Cucumber
11 23 (2.39%) Mockito
12 22 (2.28%) GitLab
13 21 (2.18%) Gradle
13 21 (2.18%) Oracle Forms
14 20 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (1.97%) IntelliJ
16 18 (1.87%) Grunt
17 16 (1.66%) Mocha
17 16 (1.66%) SoapUI
General
1 119 (12.34%) Finance
2 86 (8.92%) Banking
3 47 (4.88%) Publishing
4 20 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.45%) Retail
7 12 (1.24%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.04%) Automotive
9 9 (0.93%) Spanish Language
10 8 (0.83%) Marketing
11 6 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.41%) Billing
12 4 (0.41%) Hindi Language
12 4 (0.41%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.21%) Electronics
15 1 (0.10%) Advertising
15 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.10%) Games
15 1 (0.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 250 (25.93%) Developer
2 163 (16.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 123 (12.76%) Architect
4 109 (11.31%) AWS Engineer
5 90 (9.34%) Cloud Engineer
6 87 (9.02%) AWS Developer
7 84 (8.71%) Java Developer
8 65 (6.74%) Cloud Architect
9 64 (6.64%) AWS DevOps
10 49 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 49 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
11 46 (4.77%) AWS Architect
11 46 (4.77%) Consultant
12 43 (4.46%) .NET Developer
13 38 (3.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 37 (3.84%) Project Manager
15 35 (3.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 29 (3.01%) Azure Engineer
16 29 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
17 28 (2.90%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (21.89%) Web Services
2 110 (11.41%) AngularJS
3 96 (9.96%) Node.js
4 89 (9.23%) HTML
5 81 (8.40%) CSS
6 78 (8.09%) Spring
7 71 (7.37%) REST
8 66 (6.85%) .NET
9 65 (6.74%) React
10 61 (6.33%) jQuery
11 50 (5.19%) RabbitMQ
12 41 (4.25%) JSON
12 41 (4.25%) RESTful
13 34 (3.53%) HTML5
14 33 (3.42%) SOAP
15 30 (3.11%) ASP.NET
16 29 (3.01%) Spring Boot
17 27 (2.80%) Kafka
18 24 (2.49%) Ajax
19 21 (2.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.22%) Public Cloud
2 51 (5.29%) Hybrid Cloud
3 43 (4.46%) Data Centre
4 40 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.90%) Clustering
7 25 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.18%) Cloud Native
9 16 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.66%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.35%) CMDB
11 12 (1.24%) Enterprise Cloud
11 12 (1.24%) Life Science
11 12 (1.24%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.93%) PMI
13 9 (0.93%) Replication
14 8 (0.83%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.62%) Semantic Web
16 5 (0.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 293 (30.39%) Linux
2 151 (15.66%) Windows
3 60 (6.22%) Windows Server
4 48 (4.98%) Unix
5 38 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (2.80%) CentOS
8 20 (2.07%) Ubuntu
9 11 (1.14%) Solaris
10 9 (0.93%) Android
10 9 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.83%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.83%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.73%) AIX
12 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.62%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.52%) VMS
15 3 (0.31%) Debian
15 3 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (32.99%) DevOps
3 210 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
4 189 (19.61%) TDD
5 158 (16.39%) Configuration Management
6 148 (15.35%) Scrum
7 134 (13.90%) Migration
8 104 (10.79%) Microservices
9 101 (10.48%) Test Automation
10 98 (10.17%) BDD
11 95 (9.85%) Kanban
12 84 (8.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 74 (7.68%) Software Engineering
14 68 (7.05%) Pair Programming
15 59 (6.12%) Unit Testing
16 54 (5.60%) SOA
17 53 (5.50%) ITIL
18 51 (5.29%) MVC
19 50 (5.19%) Open Source
20 45 (4.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 256 (26.56%) Java
2 158 (16.39%) JavaScript
3 132 (13.69%) Python
4 130 (13.49%) SQL
5 78 (8.09%) Ruby
6 49 (5.08%) PowerShell
7 47 (4.88%) PHP
8 46 (4.77%) C#
9 41 (4.25%) Go
10 39 (4.05%) Bash Shell
11 35 (3.63%) Scala
12 32 (3.32%) Groovy
13 29 (3.01%) Perl
14 25 (2.59%) Shell Script
15 22 (2.28%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.76%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.35%) PL/SQL
18 12 (1.24%) TypeScript
19 7 (0.73%) Apple Swift
20 6 (0.62%) C++
Qualifications
1 51 (5.29%) Degree
2 37 (3.84%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.39%) AWS Certification
5 16 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.04%) CISSP
7 10 (1.04%) MCSE
7 10 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.04%) PMP
8 8 (0.83%) CCNP
8 8 (0.83%) CCSP
8 8 (0.83%) CISM
9 7 (0.73%) SANS
9 7 (0.73%) SSCP
10 6 (0.62%) CCIE
10 6 (0.62%) CCIE Service Provider
10 6 (0.62%) CCNA
11 5 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.54%) QA
2 16 (1.66%) SLA
3 13 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.24%) GDPR
5 10 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.93%) COBIT
7 7 (0.73%) GCP
8 6 (0.62%) PMO
9 2 (0.21%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.10%) PSD2
10 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 203 (21.06%) Docker
2 69 (7.16%) Active Directory
3 53 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.45%) Gluster
6 10 (1.04%) flannel
6 10 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.83%) oVirt
7 8 (0.83%) RHEV
8 5 (0.52%) Xen
9 4 (0.41%) iptables
9 4 (0.41%) KVM
9 4 (0.41%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.41%) XenApp
9 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.31%) HDFS
10 3 (0.31%) vSphere
11 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.21%) LXC
Systems Management
1 184 (19.09%) Ansible
2 152 (15.77%) Puppet
3 96 (9.96%) Terraform
4 90 (9.34%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (6.85%) Kubernetes
6 22 (2.28%) SCOM
7 20 (2.07%) Mesos
7 20 (2.07%) SCCM
8 13 (1.35%) Nagios
9 12 (1.24%) Prometheus
9 12 (1.24%) ZABBIX
10 11 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
10 11 (1.14%) Salt
11 9 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.73%) Grafana
12 7 (0.73%) Graphite
12 7 (0.73%) Packer
12 7 (0.73%) Pingdom
12 7 (0.73%) Rundeck
13 6 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 139 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 108 (11.20%) VMware
3 82 (8.51%) Oracle
4 49 (5.08%) Red Hat
5 47 (4.88%) Google
6 28 (2.90%) Cisco
7 25 (2.59%) Splunk
8 22 (2.28%) IBM
8 22 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (2.18%) New Relic
10 17 (1.76%) CheckPoint
11 16 (1.66%) Palo Alto
12 15 (1.56%) SAP
13 11 (1.14%) Dell
13 11 (1.14%) Talend
14 10 (1.04%) Citrix
14 10 (1.04%) HP
14 10 (1.04%) Juniper
14 10 (1.04%) OpenText
14 10 (1.04%) ServiceNow