Period
to 26 January 2021

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 26 January 2021 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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 34 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing AWS 246 657 999
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.65% 5.81% 6.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.10% 21.32% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 477 721
Median daily rate £475 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +8.47%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £363
90th Percentile £625 £650 £638
England median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £58.00 £16.00 £44.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +262.50% -64.40% -0.11%
England median hourly rate £58.00 £35.00 £48.40
% change year-on-year +65.71% -27.69% +7.56%

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 1,113 3,082 3,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.57% 27.27% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 2,032 2,466
Median daily rate £456 £450 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% -3.74% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £235 £284
90th Percentile £619 £625 £619
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 71 61
Median hourly rate £21.05 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +20.00% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.24 £13.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.41 £82.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -3.06%

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 26 January 2021.

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
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 26 January 2021. 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 +1 98 £500 +1.01% 98
Berkshire +8 69 £550 +10.00% 56
Hampshire +2 58 £488 +2.63% 51
Surrey +6 53 £425 -15.00% 47
Buckinghamshire -2 20 £475 -2.31% 12
West Sussex +14 18 £360 -34.55% 8
Oxfordshire -1 9 £425 -15.00% 30
East Sussex -3 4 £406 -18.75% 8
Kent +17 2 £363 -21.62% 19
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, 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.

1 124 (50.41%) Azure
2 99 (40.24%) DevOps
3 78 (31.71%) Terraform
4 73 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (24.80%) Python
6 60 (24.39%) Linux
7 51 (20.73%) Serverless
8 50 (20.33%) Kubernetes
9 44 (17.89%) Windows
10 41 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 41 (16.67%) Docker
11 40 (16.26%) GCP
11 40 (16.26%) Security Cleared
11 40 (16.26%) VMware
12 39 (15.85%) Migration
12 39 (15.85%) AWS Lambda
13 38 (15.45%) Scrum
13 38 (15.45%) SQL
14 35 (14.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (14.23%) Puppet
15 32 (13.01%) PowerShell
15 32 (13.01%) Microservices
16 31 (12.60%) Ansible
16 31 (12.60%) Bash Shell
16 31 (12.60%) Web Services
17 30 (12.20%) Java
17 30 (12.20%) SC Cleared
18 29 (11.79%) SaaS
19 28 (11.38%) Git (software)
20 27 (10.98%) Jenkins

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 14 (5.69%) Confluence
2 10 (4.07%) OpenStack
3 8 (3.25%) nginx
4 7 (2.85%) Apache
5 4 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.22%) Drupal
6 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.81%) Predix
7 2 (0.81%) ThingWorx
8 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 124 (50.41%) Azure
2 51 (20.73%) Serverless
3 40 (16.26%) GCP
4 39 (15.85%) AWS Lambda
5 29 (11.79%) SaaS
6 24 (9.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (9.35%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (8.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 18 (7.32%) Amazon ECS
10 17 (6.91%) Amazon S3
10 17 (6.91%) PaaS
11 15 (6.10%) IaaS
12 14 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (5.28%) Amazon EKS
14 10 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (4.07%) Office 365
15 9 (3.66%) Amazon Kinesis
16 8 (3.25%) GitHub
16 8 (3.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (2.85%) Amazon Neptune
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.91%) DNS
1 17 (6.91%) Firewall
2 11 (4.47%) WAN
3 8 (3.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (3.25%) SAN
3 8 (3.25%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.44%) Network Security
5 5 (2.03%) DHCP
5 5 (2.03%) LAN
6 4 (1.63%) Internet
6 4 (1.63%) SSL
6 4 (1.63%) VPN
7 3 (1.22%) HTTP
7 3 (1.22%) MPLS
8 2 (0.81%) BGP
8 2 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.81%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.81%) IPsec
8 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 13 (5.28%) MySQL
3 12 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.47%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.07%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.66%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.85%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.03%) Data Lake
8 5 (2.03%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.63%) Big Data
10 3 (1.22%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.41%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.41%) Impala
12 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.41%) Redis
12 1 (0.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 27 (10.98%) Jenkins
3 26 (10.57%) JIRA
4 11 (4.47%) CA Gen
5 9 (3.66%) GitLab
6 7 (2.85%) Terragrunt
7 6 (2.44%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.44%) Selenium
7 6 (2.44%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.03%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.63%) Gradle
9 4 (1.63%) Maven
9 4 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.63%) Subversion
10 3 (1.22%) JUnit
11 2 (0.81%) Mocha
11 2 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.81%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.81%) TestNG
11 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.10%) Finance
3 7 (2.85%) Automotive
4 5 (2.03%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.03%) Publishing
4 5 (2.03%) Retail
5 4 (1.63%) Marketing
6 3 (1.22%) Back Office
6 3 (1.22%) Billing
6 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Advertising
7 2 (0.81%) Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Electronics
7 2 (0.81%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (21.14%) Architect
2 49 (19.92%) Developer
3 41 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (13.01%) AWS Engineer
5 18 (7.32%) AWS DevOps
5 18 (7.32%) Consultant
6 16 (6.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.10%) AWS Architect
7 15 (6.10%) AWS Developer
8 13 (5.28%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (4.88%) Security Architect
10 11 (4.47%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (4.47%) Technical Architect
11 10 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
12 9 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.25%) React Developer
13 8 (3.25%) Senior DevOps
14 7 (2.85%) Cloud Consultant
14 7 (2.85%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.60%) Web Services
2 22 (8.94%) Node.js
3 19 (7.72%) REST
4 15 (6.10%) J2EE
5 14 (5.69%) React
5 14 (5.69%) RESTful
6 11 (4.47%) JSON
6 11 (4.47%) Lambda Expressions
7 10 (4.07%) CSS
7 10 (4.07%) Middleware
8 9 (3.66%) Spring
9 8 (3.25%) .NET
9 8 (3.25%) HTML
9 8 (3.25%) React Native
10 6 (2.44%) SOAP
11 5 (2.03%) LDAP
11 5 (2.03%) Spring Boot
11 5 (2.03%) XML
12 4 (1.63%) .NET Core
12 4 (1.63%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.13%) Public Cloud
3 14 (5.69%) Cloud Native
4 11 (4.47%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.25%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.85%) Industry 4.0
6 7 (2.85%) W3C
7 6 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.44%) Replication
7 6 (2.44%) Robotics
8 5 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.63%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.63%) PKI
10 3 (1.22%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 3 (1.22%) TM Forum
10 3 (1.22%) User Experience
11 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 60 (24.39%) Linux
2 44 (17.89%) Windows
3 22 (8.94%) Unix
4 17 (6.91%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.88%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (4.47%) SUSE
7 10 (4.07%) CentOS
8 7 (2.85%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.03%) Solaris
10 5 (2.03%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.81%) Android
12 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.81%) HPUX
13 1 (0.41%) AIX
13 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (40.24%) DevOps
2 73 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (15.85%) Migration
4 38 (15.45%) Scrum
5 32 (13.01%) Microservices
6 25 (10.16%) Software Engineering
7 24 (9.76%) Infrastructure as Code
7 24 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (8.94%) Security Architecture
9 18 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (6.10%) Computer Science
11 15 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (5.69%) High Availability
12 14 (5.69%) Information Security
13 13 (5.28%) Artificial Intelligence
13 13 (5.28%) Data Modelling
13 13 (5.28%) Open Source
14 12 (4.88%) Network Design
15 11 (4.47%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (24.80%) Python
2 38 (15.45%) SQL
3 32 (13.01%) PowerShell
4 31 (12.60%) Bash Shell
5 30 (12.20%) Java
6 27 (10.98%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.47%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.07%) Java 8
9 9 (3.66%) C#
10 8 (3.25%) C++
11 7 (2.85%) ES6
11 7 (2.85%) Perl
11 7 (2.85%) PHP
11 7 (2.85%) Ruby
11 7 (2.85%) SPARQL
11 7 (2.85%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.03%) Korn
12 5 (2.03%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.63%) Go
13 4 (1.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.88%) Degree
4 10 (4.07%) CISM
4 10 (4.07%) CISSP
5 9 (3.66%) CESG Certified Professional
5 9 (3.66%) CRISC
6 8 (3.25%) AWS Certification
7 6 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.22%) CCNP
8 3 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.81%) CLAS
9 2 (0.81%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.81%) PhD
10 1 (0.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (0.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.66%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (3.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (3.25%) JSP 440
3 8 (3.25%) NCSC
4 7 (2.85%) Dublin Core
4 7 (2.85%) QA
5 6 (2.44%) SLA
6 4 (1.63%) NIST
7 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.41%) GDPR
7 1 (0.41%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.41%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 41 (16.67%) Docker
2 35 (14.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.76%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.44%) vSphere
6 5 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.81%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.81%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.81%) XenApp
8 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 78 (31.71%) Terraform
2 50 (20.33%) Kubernetes
3 35 (14.23%) Puppet
4 31 (12.60%) Ansible
5 13 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.25%) SCCM
7 5 (2.03%) CFEngine
7 5 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (2.03%) Packer
8 3 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.81%) Ambari
9 2 (0.81%) Grafana
9 2 (0.81%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.81%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.81%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.81%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 40 (16.26%) VMware
3 22 (8.94%) Oracle
4 17 (6.91%) SAP
5 16 (6.50%) Google
6 13 (5.28%) Cisco
7 8 (3.25%) HP
7 8 (3.25%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.85%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.85%) Citrix
8 7 (2.85%) NetApp
9 6 (2.44%) Rackspace
10 5 (2.03%) Blue Coat
10 5 (2.03%) McAfee
11 4 (1.63%) Alibaba
11 4 (1.63%) Black Duck
11 4 (1.63%) F5
11 4 (1.63%) Ingenico
12 3 (1.22%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.22%) Splunk