Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 29 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +37
Contract jobs citing AWS 670 987 905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.77% 6.27% 5.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.03% 26.33% 29.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 682 613
South East median daily rate £500 £525 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +8.47% +7.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £648 £625 £625
England median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £44.95 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.40% -0.11% +16.13%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.75 £41.61
% change year-on-year -14.11% -2.07% -2.09%

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 3,186 3,749 3,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.45% 23.82% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,042 2,365 1,863
South East median daily rate £463 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £241 £285 £266
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 64 41
South East median hourly rate £23.94 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.80% +12.90% -10.30%
10th Percentile £14.48 £12.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £63.75 £45.00
England median hourly rate £21.42 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +22.40% -7.89% -

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing AWS as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in the South East

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in the South East

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 AWS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS in the South East

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor 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 20 January 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 -5 276 £488 -2.50% 178
Berkshire -11 171 £500 - 92
Surrey +15 162 £510 -2.86% 82
Hampshire -17 133 £490 -6.67% 55
Buckinghamshire +22 61 £480 -10.70% 32
Oxfordshire -9 44 £490 +3.16% 54
East Sussex +18 39 £475 -13.64% 10
West Sussex 0 38 £550 +2.80% 11
Kent -1 6 £463 -13.95% 14
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 -
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 330 (49.25%) Azure
2 221 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (32.69%) DevOps
4 171 (25.52%) Python
5 125 (18.66%) Linux
6 120 (17.91%) Ansible
7 119 (17.76%) Docker
7 119 (17.76%) Terraform
8 114 (17.01%) Kubernetes
9 111 (16.57%) VMware
9 111 (16.57%) Java
10 109 (16.27%) Microsoft
11 108 (16.12%) Jenkins
12 106 (15.82%) SQL
13 101 (15.07%) Web Services
14 100 (14.93%) Windows
15 99 (14.78%) Scrum
16 86 (12.84%) Serverless
17 77 (11.49%) GCP
18 75 (11.19%) Security Cleared
19 74 (11.04%) AWS Lambda
20 73 (10.90%) Git (software)
21 71 (10.60%) Amazon S3
22 70 (10.45%) Big Data
23 68 (10.15%) JavaScript
24 63 (9.40%) Migration
24 63 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
25 61 (9.10%) .NET
26 60 (8.96%) Microservices
26 60 (8.96%) PaaS

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 35 (5.22%) Apache Spark
2 24 (3.58%) Confluence
3 23 (3.43%) OpenStack
4 19 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 17 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.64%) IIS
8 10 (1.49%) Apache
9 9 (1.34%) Skype for Business
10 8 (1.19%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (1.04%) CMS
11 7 (1.04%) nginx
11 7 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (0.90%) Drupal
12 6 (0.90%) JBoss
12 6 (0.90%) Jupyter
13 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Fuse
14 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (0.90%) XMetaL
2 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) SAP CRM
1 4 (0.60%) SAP ERP
1 4 (0.60%) SAP HR
1 4 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (0.45%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.15%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 330 (49.25%) Azure
2 86 (12.84%) Serverless
3 77 (11.49%) GCP
4 74 (11.04%) AWS Lambda
5 71 (10.60%) Amazon S3
6 60 (8.96%) PaaS
7 58 (8.66%) IaaS
8 46 (6.87%) SaaS
9 45 (6.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 38 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
10 38 (5.67%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (5.52%) GitHub
12 32 (4.78%) Office 365
13 27 (4.03%) Amazon Kinesis
14 22 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 22 (3.28%) OpenShift
15 20 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 18 (2.69%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
17 16 (2.39%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.67%) Firewall
2 33 (4.93%) DNS
3 24 (3.58%) WAN
4 20 (2.99%) VPN
5 19 (2.84%) LAN
5 19 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 14 (2.09%) Skype
7 13 (1.94%) Internet
7 13 (1.94%) SAN
8 11 (1.64%) BGP
8 11 (1.64%) IPsec
8 11 (1.64%) MPLS
9 9 (1.34%) DHCP
10 8 (1.19%) HTTP
11 7 (1.04%) DSL
11 7 (1.04%) SSL
12 6 (0.90%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.90%) HSRP
12 6 (0.90%) Network Security
12 6 (0.90%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.45%) Big Data
2 49 (7.31%) SQL Server
3 43 (6.42%) MySQL
4 30 (4.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 30 (4.48%) Amazon Redshift
4 30 (4.48%) Data Lake
5 28 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (3.88%) Hadoop
7 25 (3.73%) NoSQL
8 23 (3.43%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.99%) Relational Database
10 19 (2.84%) Amazon Athena
10 19 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (1.79%) MariaDB
12 12 (1.79%) Power BI
13 10 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.34%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.34%) Redis
15 8 (1.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 108 (16.12%) Jenkins
2 73 (10.90%) Git (software)
3 41 (6.12%) JIRA
4 32 (4.78%) Selenium
5 24 (3.58%) Cucumber
6 22 (3.28%) TeamCity
7 19 (2.84%) Maven
8 17 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (2.09%) GitLab
9 14 (2.09%) Gradle
10 13 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (1.94%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.64%) SonarQube
12 10 (1.49%) JUnit
12 10 (1.49%) Subversion
13 8 (1.19%) Artifactory
13 8 (1.19%) Mockito
13 8 (1.19%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 55 (8.21%) Finance
2 19 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.69%) Retail
4 13 (1.94%) Public Sector
5 12 (1.79%) Marketing
6 10 (1.49%) Banking
7 9 (1.34%) Legal
8 7 (1.04%) Law
9 4 (0.60%) Billing
9 4 (0.60%) German Language
9 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.45%) Back Office
10 3 (0.45%) French Language
11 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 2 (0.30%) Electronics
11 2 (0.30%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.30%) Police
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 149 (22.24%) Developer
2 114 (17.01%) Architect
3 106 (15.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 66 (9.85%) AWS Engineer
5 39 (5.82%) AWS DevOps
5 39 (5.82%) Cloud Architect
6 37 (5.52%) AWS Developer
7 34 (5.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 31 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
9 29 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
10 28 (4.18%) Senior Developer
11 27 (4.03%) Java Developer
12 26 (3.88%) Azure Architect
12 26 (3.88%) Consultant
13 24 (3.58%) AWS Architect
13 24 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (3.43%) .NET Developer
14 23 (3.43%) Data Engineer
15 22 (3.28%) Analyst
16 20 (2.99%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (15.07%) Web Services
2 61 (9.10%) .NET
3 56 (8.36%) Node.js
4 41 (6.12%) React
5 33 (4.93%) REST
6 30 (4.48%) AngularJS
7 28 (4.18%) CSS
8 26 (3.88%) Spring
9 22 (3.28%) ASP.NET
9 22 (3.28%) RESTful
10 20 (2.99%) .NET Core
10 20 (2.99%) HTML
11 18 (2.69%) .NET Framework
11 18 (2.69%) Spring Boot
12 17 (2.54%) Middleware
13 15 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (2.09%) JSON
15 13 (1.94%) Kafka
15 13 (1.94%) XML
16 12 (1.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.16%) Public Cloud
2 36 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.33%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.43%) User Experience
5 20 (2.99%) Cloud Native
6 17 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (2.54%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.39%) Clustering
7 16 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.49%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.34%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.19%) Taxonomies
11 7 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.60%) EPoS
13 4 (0.60%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 125 (18.66%) Linux
2 100 (14.93%) Windows
3 40 (5.97%) Windows Server
4 22 (3.28%) Unix
4 22 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.04%) CentOS
9 6 (0.90%) VMS
9 6 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.45%) Debian
12 2 (0.30%) Android
12 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.15%) HPUX
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (32.69%) DevOps
3 99 (14.78%) Scrum
4 63 (9.40%) Migration
5 60 (8.96%) Microservices
6 46 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (6.57%) Configuration Management
7 44 (6.57%) Software Engineering
8 43 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (6.27%) Analytics
9 42 (6.27%) TDD
10 39 (5.82%) Test Automation
11 38 (5.67%) Kanban
12 37 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 36 (5.37%) ETL
14 34 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (4.93%) Project Delivery
16 32 (4.78%) Continuous Delivery
17 29 (4.33%) High Availability
18 28 (4.18%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 171 (25.52%) Python
2 111 (16.57%) Java
3 106 (15.82%) SQL
4 68 (10.15%) JavaScript
5 58 (8.66%) C#
6 49 (7.31%) PowerShell
7 40 (5.97%) Bash Shell
8 23 (3.43%) Ruby
9 20 (2.99%) PHP
10 19 (2.84%) Java 8
10 19 (2.84%) TypeScript
11 17 (2.54%) Perl
12 14 (2.09%) Scala
13 11 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.49%) R
15 9 (1.34%) Go
16 8 (1.19%) C
16 8 (1.19%) Groovy
17 6 (0.90%) ES6
17 6 (0.90%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 75 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 58 (8.66%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.99%) Degree
4 19 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.09%) MCSE
7 13 (1.94%) CISSP
8 12 (1.79%) CCNA
9 10 (1.49%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.49%) CISM
9 10 (1.49%) TOGAF Certification
10 8 (1.19%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.04%) CISA
12 6 (0.90%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.75%) CRISC
13 5 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 4 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.60%) CCNP
14 4 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.63%) QA
2 22 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.79%) GDPR
4 11 (1.64%) NIST
5 9 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (1.19%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.75%) SLA
8 4 (0.60%) COBIT
8 4 (0.60%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.60%) PMO
8 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.45%) NCSC
10 1 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 119 (17.76%) Docker
2 63 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (8.21%) Active Directory
4 21 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.39%) vSphere
6 11 (1.64%) vCloud
7 8 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.19%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.60%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.45%) HDFS
10 3 (0.45%) LXC
10 3 (0.45%) XenApp
11 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.15%) Ceph
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.15%) Postfix
11 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 120 (17.91%) Ansible
2 119 (17.76%) Terraform
3 114 (17.01%) Kubernetes
4 50 (7.46%) Puppet
5 44 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.13%) SCCM
7 12 (1.79%) Nagios
8 9 (1.34%) SCOM
9 7 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.90%) WSUS
11 4 (0.60%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.60%) Kibana
11 4 (0.60%) Opsview
11 4 (0.60%) Packer
12 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.45%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.45%) Sysdig
12 3 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 111 (16.57%) VMware
2 109 (16.27%) Microsoft
3 58 (8.66%) Google
4 46 (6.87%) Oracle
5 37 (5.52%) Cisco
6 19 (2.84%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.69%) Citrix
8 17 (2.54%) SolarWinds
9 16 (2.39%) SAP
10 14 (2.09%) Talend
11 12 (1.79%) HP
12 11 (1.64%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.64%) CyberArk
13 10 (1.49%) EMC
14 9 (1.34%) Adobe
14 9 (1.34%) Cloudera
14 9 (1.34%) IBM
14 9 (1.34%) Informatica
14 9 (1.34%) Splunk
14 9 (1.34%) Tableau