Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 9 July 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)
England > South East
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 25 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +11
Contract jobs citing AWS 420 1,047 1,021
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.93% 6.91% 5.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.41% 26.04% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 719 663
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £396 £381 £350
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
England median daily rate £550 £543 £525
% change year-on-year +1.38% +3.33% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Median hourly rate £57.50 - £31.50
10th Percentile £30.75 - £23.18
90th Percentile £67.25 - £52.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% +6.25%

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 1,653 4,020 3,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.28% 26.53% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,091 2,602 2,195
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £258 £281 £300
90th Percentile £638 £613 £598
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 78 41
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +86.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.31 £15.53 £11.85
90th Percentile £54.88 £83.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £33.61 £23.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year +41.01% +19.18% -2.44%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the South East

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for AWS in the South East

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in the South East over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in the South East

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in the South East

AWS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS in the South East over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for AWS in the South East

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 AWS within the South East region over the 6 months to 9 July 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
Thames Valley -5 149 £485 +2.11% 48
Hampshire +3 102 £500 +11.11% 39
Surrey +5 95 £475 -9.52% 32
Berkshire -10 83 £500 +0.50% 21
Buckinghamshire -1 34 £471 -0.79% 13
West Sussex +20 33 £510 -2.86% 13
Oxfordshire +11 32 £500 +11.11% 14
East Sussex +2 22 £500 - 7
Kent +28 13 £668 +11.25% 7
Middlesex +11 1 - -
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 South East region with a requirement for AWS.

1 205 (48.81%) Azure
2 156 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (28.10%) DevOps
4 117 (27.86%) Python
5 91 (21.67%) Java
6 83 (19.76%) SQL
7 81 (19.29%) Terraform
8 79 (18.81%) Serverless
9 73 (17.38%) Linux
10 68 (16.19%) AWS Lambda
11 67 (15.95%) Scrum
12 63 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 61 (14.52%) Web Services
14 59 (14.05%) Docker
15 56 (13.33%) JavaScript
16 53 (12.62%) Migration
16 53 (12.62%) Amazon S3
17 50 (11.90%) Git (software)
18 48 (11.43%) Microservices
18 48 (11.43%) Node.js
19 47 (11.19%) Jenkins
20 46 (10.95%) Ansible
20 46 (10.95%) Kubernetes
21 44 (10.48%) RESTful
22 42 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
22 42 (10.00%) Windows
23 41 (9.76%) Security Cleared
24 40 (9.52%) Oracle
24 40 (9.52%) Public Cloud
25 37 (8.81%) Software Engineering

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 25 (5.95%) Apache Spark
2 19 (4.52%) Confluence
2 19 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.38%) CMS
4 10 (2.38%) nginx
5 9 (2.14%) Apache
6 8 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (1.43%) Drupal
9 5 (1.19%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.95%) GeoServer
10 4 (0.95%) Headless CMS
10 4 (0.95%) SAP Portal
11 3 (0.71%) GemFire
11 3 (0.71%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.48%) Jetty
12 2 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.19%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.71%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.90%) Adobe Campaign
1 8 (1.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.95%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.48%) Shopify
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 205 (48.81%) Azure
2 79 (18.81%) Serverless
3 68 (16.19%) AWS Lambda
4 53 (12.62%) Amazon S3
5 42 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (8.10%) GCP
7 33 (7.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 33 (7.86%) IaaS
8 32 (7.62%) PaaS
9 30 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 23 (5.48%) SaaS
11 22 (5.24%) Amazon SQS
12 21 (5.00%) Power Platform
13 16 (3.81%) GitHub
14 15 (3.57%) Amazon EMR
14 15 (3.57%) Amazon Kinesis
14 15 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (2.86%) Amazon ECS
16 11 (2.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 11 (2.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.29%) DNS
2 17 (4.05%) Firewall
3 13 (3.10%) LAN
3 13 (3.10%) WAN
4 10 (2.38%) DSL
4 10 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.38%) VPN
5 9 (2.14%) Network Security
5 9 (2.14%) Skype
6 8 (1.90%) Internet
7 7 (1.67%) SSL
8 6 (1.43%) BGP
8 6 (1.43%) HTTP
8 6 (1.43%) MPLS
9 5 (1.19%) DHCP
9 5 (1.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (1.19%) VoIP
10 4 (0.95%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (0.95%) SNMP
10 4 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.67%) Big Data
3 21 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 21 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
4 20 (4.76%) Data Lake
4 20 (4.76%) Power BI
5 19 (4.52%) NoSQL
6 18 (4.29%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.81%) MongoDB
8 15 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (3.33%) Amazon Athena
9 14 (3.33%) SAP BW
10 13 (3.10%) MySQL
10 13 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (2.86%) Data Mining
11 12 (2.86%) Hadoop
11 12 (2.86%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.90%) MariaDB
13 7 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 50 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 47 (11.19%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.24%) JIRA
4 16 (3.81%) Maven
4 16 (3.81%) Selenium
5 13 (3.10%) JUnit
6 12 (2.86%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (2.38%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.90%) Gradle
8 8 (1.90%) Mocha
9 7 (1.67%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.43%) Liquibase
10 6 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.43%) Spinnaker
11 4 (0.95%) Bitbucket Server
11 4 (0.95%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.95%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (8.57%) Finance
2 17 (4.05%) Public Sector
3 16 (3.81%) Marketing
3 16 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.62%) Banking
5 6 (1.43%) Retail
6 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.95%) Automotive
7 4 (0.95%) Police
8 3 (0.71%) Legal
9 2 (0.48%) Electronics
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (24.52%) Architect
2 92 (21.90%) Developer
3 49 (11.67%) AWS Engineer
3 49 (11.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 34 (8.10%) Solutions Architect
6 33 (7.86%) AWS Architect
7 24 (5.71%) Data Engineer
8 21 (5.00%) Analyst
8 21 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 18 (4.29%) AWS DevOps
10 17 (4.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 17 (4.05%) Java Developer
11 16 (3.81%) Consultant
12 15 (3.57%) AWS Developer
12 15 (3.57%) Senior Developer
13 14 (3.33%) Python Developer
14 13 (3.10%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
15 12 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
15 12 (2.86%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.52%) Web Services
2 48 (11.43%) Node.js
3 44 (10.48%) RESTful
4 36 (8.57%) REST
5 28 (6.67%) .NET
6 24 (5.71%) Spring
7 22 (5.24%) AngularJS
8 21 (5.00%) Spring Boot
9 20 (4.76%) SOAP
10 19 (4.52%) Middleware
10 19 (4.52%) React
11 17 (4.05%) CSS
11 17 (4.05%) HTML
12 15 (3.57%) Kafka
13 13 (3.10%) JSON
14 12 (2.86%) XML
15 11 (2.62%) .NET Core
16 8 (1.90%) CSS3
16 8 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
16 8 (1.90%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 26 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.76%) Cloud Native
4 17 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.86%) Clustering
6 9 (2.14%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.90%) Acoustics
7 8 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.90%) User Experience
8 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.67%) PKI
8 7 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.43%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.19%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.71%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (17.38%) Linux
2 42 (10.00%) Windows
3 27 (6.43%) Unix
4 20 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.38%) AIX
6 7 (1.67%) Solaris
6 7 (1.67%) SUSE
7 6 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.19%) Android
8 5 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.95%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (0.71%) Debian
10 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.48%) CentOS
11 2 (0.48%) HPUX
11 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.48%) VMS
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (28.10%) DevOps
3 67 (15.95%) Scrum
4 53 (12.62%) Migration
5 48 (11.43%) Microservices
6 37 (8.81%) Software Engineering
7 32 (7.62%) ETL
8 31 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (7.14%) Kanban
9 30 (7.14%) TDD
10 28 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (6.19%) Machine Learning
12 26 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (6.19%) Test Automation
13 25 (5.95%) Data Modelling
13 25 (5.95%) Open Source
14 23 (5.48%) Configuration Management
14 23 (5.48%) Data Science
14 23 (5.48%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 117 (27.86%) Python
2 91 (21.67%) Java
3 83 (19.76%) SQL
4 56 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 27 (6.43%) C#
5 27 (6.43%) Ruby
6 23 (5.48%) Java 8
7 22 (5.24%) Scala
8 17 (4.05%) Bash Shell
8 17 (4.05%) Go
8 17 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.10%) R
10 11 (2.62%) TypeScript
11 10 (2.38%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.14%) PHP
13 8 (1.90%) Groovy
14 5 (1.19%) ES6
14 5 (1.19%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.95%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.52%) Degree
4 14 (3.33%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.67%) MCSE
6 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.19%) CCNP
7 5 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.95%) CCNA
8 4 (0.95%) PhD
9 3 (0.71%) CISSP
9 3 (0.71%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.48%) MCSA
10 2 (0.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.00%) QA
2 11 (2.62%) GDPR
3 7 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.19%) GxP
5 5 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.95%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.24%) IFRS
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.24%) NCSC
8 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (14.05%) Docker
2 29 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 26 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.86%) vSphere
6 6 (1.43%) HDFS
7 5 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.19%) XenApp
8 4 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.95%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.48%) UAG
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.24%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.24%) NDS
10 1 (0.24%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.24%) vCloud
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (19.29%) Terraform
2 46 (10.95%) Ansible
2 46 (10.95%) Kubernetes
3 25 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (4.76%) Puppet
5 13 (3.10%) Packer
6 8 (1.90%) Kibana
7 7 (1.67%) Consul
7 7 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (1.67%) SCCM
8 6 (1.43%) Data Guard
8 6 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.19%) Prometheus
9 5 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.19%) vRealize
10 4 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.95%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.95%) RSA Archer
11 3 (0.71%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 63 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.52%) Oracle
3 36 (8.57%) SAP
4 33 (7.86%) VMware
5 21 (5.00%) Google
6 15 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.86%) Adobe
7 12 (2.86%) Tableau
8 11 (2.62%) Cisco
8 11 (2.62%) F5
9 10 (2.38%) Citrix
9 10 (2.38%) Dell
9 10 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.90%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.90%) Informatica
10 8 (1.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 7 (1.67%) Splunk
12 6 (1.43%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.43%) McAfee
13 5 (1.19%) ServiceNow