Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 27 35
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 +44
Contract jobs citing AWS 596 1,028 983
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.25% 6.53% 5.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.56% 24.87% 29.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 711 616
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £375 £385 £363
90th Percentile £666 £625 £625
England median daily rate £546 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +1.63% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £33.75 £44.95 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.92% -0.11% +5.88%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.13 £42.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% -3.24% +3.03%

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 2,530 4,134 3,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.53% 26.24% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,649 2,629 1,997
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £212 £282 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 69 45
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +23.33%
10th Percentile £15.10 £12.25 £12.11
90th Percentile £46.80 £60.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate £24.31 £18.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.60% -6.20% +5.26%

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 7 April 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 -5 230 £475 -2.81% 124
Surrey +11 149 £523 -5.00% 55
Berkshire -10 127 £475 -5.00% 54
Hampshire -1 112 £495 -1.00% 29
Buckinghamshire +13 52 £461 -7.74% 15
Oxfordshire +2 51 £500 +11.11% 55
East Sussex +9 42 £500 - 7
West Sussex +4 41 £525 - 13
Kent +12 14 £650 +8.33% 11
Middlesex +9 1 - - 1
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 277 (46.48%) Azure
2 215 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (27.68%) DevOps
4 164 (27.52%) Python
5 126 (21.14%) SQL
6 116 (19.46%) Terraform
7 105 (17.62%) Serverless
8 102 (17.11%) Scrum
8 102 (17.11%) Linux
9 96 (16.11%) Java
10 94 (15.77%) Docker
11 93 (15.60%) Ansible
12 87 (14.60%) AWS Lambda
13 85 (14.26%) Kubernetes
13 85 (14.26%) Microsoft
14 84 (14.09%) Web Services
14 84 (14.09%) Amazon S3
15 77 (12.92%) Migration
16 76 (12.75%) JavaScript
17 69 (11.58%) Windows
17 69 (11.58%) Git (software)
18 68 (11.41%) Jenkins
19 65 (10.91%) Big Data
20 59 (9.90%) Node.js
20 59 (9.90%) VMware
21 55 (9.23%) Security Cleared
22 54 (9.06%) Oracle
23 53 (8.89%) GCP
24 50 (8.39%) Microservices
24 50 (8.39%) ETL

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 44 (7.38%) Apache Spark
2 26 (4.36%) Confluence
3 24 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (2.01%) nginx
6 12 (2.01%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.51%) Jupyter
8 8 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (1.34%) Apache
8 8 (1.34%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.17%) CMS
9 7 (1.17%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.01%) Drupal
10 6 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.84%) GemFire
11 5 (0.84%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.67%) IIS
12 4 (0.67%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.50%) XMetaL
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Adobe Campaign
1 8 (1.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.84%) SAP CRM
3 5 (0.84%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.84%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.67%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.34%) Shopify
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 277 (46.48%) Azure
2 105 (17.62%) Serverless
3 87 (14.60%) AWS Lambda
4 84 (14.09%) Amazon S3
5 53 (8.89%) GCP
6 48 (8.05%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (8.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 38 (6.38%) IaaS
8 35 (5.87%) PaaS
9 30 (5.03%) Amazon Kinesis
9 30 (5.03%) SaaS
10 29 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (4.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 25 (4.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 24 (4.03%) Amazon EMR
13 22 (3.69%) Office 365
13 22 (3.69%) Power Platform
14 21 (3.52%) GitHub
15 20 (3.36%) Amazon SQS
15 20 (3.36%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.53%) Firewall
2 23 (3.86%) DNS
3 17 (2.85%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.85%) WAN
4 16 (2.68%) LAN
5 14 (2.35%) VPN
6 13 (2.18%) Skype
7 9 (1.51%) DHCP
7 9 (1.51%) DSL
7 9 (1.51%) Internet
8 8 (1.34%) SSL
9 7 (1.17%) MPLS
9 7 (1.17%) Network Security
10 6 (1.01%) AMQP
10 6 (1.01%) SAN
11 5 (0.84%) BGP
11 5 (0.84%) IPsec
11 5 (0.84%) MQTT
12 4 (0.67%) HTTP
12 4 (0.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.91%) Big Data
2 47 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 44 (7.38%) Amazon Redshift
4 31 (5.20%) Amazon Athena
5 29 (4.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 29 (4.87%) Data Lake
6 28 (4.70%) Hadoop
7 27 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (4.53%) MySQL
8 24 (4.03%) MongoDB
9 22 (3.69%) Power BI
10 21 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (3.36%) NoSQL
12 16 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (2.68%) MariaDB
12 16 (2.68%) Relational Database
13 14 (2.35%) Data Mining
13 14 (2.35%) SAP BW
14 13 (2.18%) Oracle Database
15 11 (1.85%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 69 (11.58%) Git (software)
2 68 (11.41%) Jenkins
3 36 (6.04%) JIRA
4 27 (4.53%) Selenium
5 19 (3.19%) Cucumber
6 16 (2.68%) Maven
7 13 (2.18%) JUnit
8 12 (2.01%) GitLab
9 11 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (1.34%) Liquibase
11 8 (1.34%) Mocha
12 7 (1.17%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.17%) Gradle
13 6 (1.01%) ERwin
13 6 (1.01%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.01%) Subversion
14 5 (0.84%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (7.89%) Finance
2 22 (3.69%) Marketing
3 20 (3.36%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.35%) Banking
4 14 (2.35%) Retail
5 12 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.01%) Automotive
7 5 (0.84%) Legal
8 4 (0.67%) Law
8 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.50%) Billing
9 3 (0.50%) German Language
10 2 (0.34%) French Language
10 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.34%) Police
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 138 (23.15%) Developer
2 109 (18.29%) Architect
3 80 (13.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 60 (10.07%) AWS Engineer
5 42 (7.05%) Cloud Architect
6 32 (5.37%) Consultant
7 30 (5.03%) Data Engineer
8 27 (4.53%) Analyst
9 26 (4.36%) AWS Architect
9 26 (4.36%) AWS Developer
10 23 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (3.69%) Cloud Engineer
12 20 (3.36%) AWS DevOps
12 20 (3.36%) Infrastructure Architect
13 19 (3.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 19 (3.19%) Senior Developer
14 18 (3.02%) Project Manager
15 16 (2.68%) Data Scientist
15 16 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.68%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (14.09%) Web Services
2 59 (9.90%) Node.js
3 45 (7.55%) REST
4 43 (7.21%) .NET
5 35 (5.87%) RESTful
6 33 (5.54%) AngularJS
7 30 (5.03%) React
8 27 (4.53%) Middleware
9 24 (4.03%) Spring
10 23 (3.86%) CSS
11 21 (3.52%) HTML
12 20 (3.36%) SOAP
12 20 (3.36%) Spring Boot
13 19 (3.19%) Kafka
14 17 (2.85%) XML
15 15 (2.52%) ASP.NET
16 14 (2.35%) JSON
17 13 (2.18%) .NET Core
18 12 (2.01%) React Native
19 11 (1.85%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.88%) Public Cloud
2 36 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.70%) Cloud Native
4 23 (3.86%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.68%) Clustering
6 15 (2.52%) User Experience
7 14 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.51%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.34%) Acoustics
11 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Cloud
12 7 (1.17%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.01%) PKI
13 6 (1.01%) Taxonomies
14 5 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 102 (17.11%) Linux
2 69 (11.58%) Windows
3 33 (5.54%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.19%) Unix
5 14 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.51%) AIX
10 7 (1.17%) CentOS
10 7 (1.17%) Solaris
10 7 (1.17%) SUSE
11 5 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.67%) Android
13 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.50%) VMS
13 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (27.68%) DevOps
3 102 (17.11%) Scrum
4 77 (12.92%) Migration
5 50 (8.39%) ETL
5 50 (8.39%) Microservices
6 49 (8.22%) Kanban
7 43 (7.21%) Software Engineering
7 43 (7.21%) TDD
8 42 (7.05%) Analytics
9 41 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 34 (5.70%) Test Automation
13 33 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (5.54%) SDLC
14 32 (5.37%) Open Source
15 31 (5.20%) Configuration Management
16 29 (4.87%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 164 (27.52%) Python
2 126 (21.14%) SQL
3 96 (16.11%) Java
4 76 (12.75%) JavaScript
5 44 (7.38%) C#
6 30 (5.03%) PowerShell
7 27 (4.53%) Ruby
8 23 (3.86%) Bash Shell
9 16 (2.68%) PHP
9 16 (2.68%) TypeScript
10 15 (2.52%) Java 8
11 14 (2.35%) Go
11 14 (2.35%) Scala
12 13 (2.18%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.01%) R
14 11 (1.85%) Groovy
15 8 (1.34%) Perl
16 6 (1.01%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.84%) C
17 5 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.68%) Degree
4 13 (2.18%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.34%) CCNA
7 7 (1.17%) MCSE
7 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.01%) CISSP
8 6 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.50%) CCNP
10 3 (0.50%) CISA
10 3 (0.50%) CISM
10 3 (0.50%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.50%) GIAC
10 3 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.34%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.70%) QA
2 17 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.52%) GDPR
4 9 (1.51%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (1.17%) NIST
6 5 (0.84%) GxP
7 4 (0.67%) PMO
8 3 (0.50%) COBIT
8 3 (0.50%) NCSC
8 3 (0.50%) SLA
9 1 (0.17%) IFRS
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 94 (15.77%) Docker
2 45 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 42 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.18%) vSphere
6 7 (1.17%) XenApp
7 6 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.84%) vCloud
8 5 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.67%) HDFS
10 1 (0.17%) NDS
10 1 (0.17%) Postfix
10 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.17%) UAG
10 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 116 (19.46%) Terraform
2 93 (15.60%) Ansible
3 85 (14.26%) Kubernetes
4 36 (6.04%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (5.87%) Puppet
6 16 (2.68%) SCCM
7 8 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (1.34%) Packer
8 7 (1.17%) Consul
8 7 (1.17%) Kibana
9 6 (1.01%) Data Guard
9 6 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.84%) vRealize
11 4 (0.67%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.67%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.67%) Opsview
11 4 (0.67%) RSA Archer
11 4 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (14.26%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.90%) VMware
3 54 (9.06%) Oracle
4 38 (6.38%) Google
4 38 (6.38%) SAP
5 18 (3.02%) Red Hat
6 17 (2.85%) Adobe
7 16 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (2.52%) Citrix
8 15 (2.52%) Tableau
9 14 (2.35%) Cisco
9 14 (2.35%) Informatica
9 14 (2.35%) Talend
10 11 (1.85%) Cloudera
10 11 (1.85%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.68%) Atlassian
11 10 (1.68%) Dell
12 9 (1.51%) F5
12 9 (1.51%) Splunk
13 8 (1.34%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud