Period
to 20 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 29 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +26
Contract jobs citing AWS 822 1,078 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.10% 6.47% 5.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.21% 28.42% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 755 709
South East median daily rate £500 £525 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.95% +6.11%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £638 £638 £606
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £28.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% -37.78% +28.57%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.31
% change year-on-year - -13.16% +15.16%

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 3,701 3,793 2,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.47% 22.77% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,326 2,417 1,860
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 50 46
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.14% +9.38% -12.33%
10th Percentile £16.03 £12.18 £10.63
90th Percentile £82.50 £68.53 £43.31
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +5.26%

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 November 2019.

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
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 November 2019. 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 -5 328 £500 - 171
Berkshire -4 215 £525 +5.00% 84
Surrey +15 189 £518 -1.43% 51
Hampshire -11 175 £500 -4.76% 58
Buckinghamshire +13 67 £500 -6.98% 34
West Sussex -5 53 £500 -3.38% 19
Oxfordshire -9 47 £478 -4.50% 53
East Sussex +9 41 £500 -6.98% 23
Kent +14 13 £538 +2.38% 11
Middlesex +6 2 - - 1
Sussex -3 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 -
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 448 (54.50%) Azure
2 307 (37.35%) DevOps
3 277 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
4 195 (23.72%) Python
5 178 (21.65%) Linux
6 168 (20.44%) Ansible
7 164 (19.95%) Docker
8 157 (19.10%) Java
9 147 (17.88%) Kubernetes
10 145 (17.64%) Jenkins
11 139 (16.91%) Windows
12 138 (16.79%) Microsoft
13 136 (16.55%) VMware
14 131 (15.94%) Terraform
15 122 (14.84%) Scrum
15 122 (14.84%) Web Services
16 121 (14.72%) SQL
17 118 (14.36%) Git (software)
18 103 (12.53%) GCP
19 101 (12.29%) Microservices
20 95 (11.56%) Serverless
21 92 (11.19%) JavaScript
22 90 (10.95%) PaaS
23 88 (10.71%) Node.js
24 87 (10.58%) Finance
25 85 (10.34%) IaaS
26 79 (9.61%) Google
27 78 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
28 75 (9.12%) AWS Lambda
29 74 (9.00%) Continuous Integration

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 33 (4.01%) OpenStack
2 25 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.80%) Apache Spark
4 21 (2.55%) Cloud Foundry
5 18 (2.19%) Confluence
6 16 (1.95%) Apache
6 16 (1.95%) Drupal
6 16 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.58%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.46%) IIS
9 11 (1.34%) Skype for Business
10 10 (1.22%) JBoss
11 7 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
11 7 (0.85%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.85%) nginx
12 6 (0.73%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (0.73%) XMetaL
2 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.36%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 448 (54.50%) Azure
2 103 (12.53%) GCP
3 95 (11.56%) Serverless
4 90 (10.95%) PaaS
5 85 (10.34%) IaaS
6 75 (9.12%) AWS Lambda
7 60 (7.30%) Amazon S3
8 59 (7.18%) SaaS
9 52 (6.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 43 (5.23%) Office 365
11 40 (4.87%) OpenShift
12 34 (4.14%) GitHub
13 32 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
13 32 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
14 29 (3.53%) Amazon Kinesis
15 26 (3.16%) Heroku
16 18 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
16 18 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 17 (2.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 14 (1.70%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.57%) Firewall
2 44 (5.35%) DNS
3 39 (4.74%) WAN
4 29 (3.53%) LAN
5 19 (2.31%) Internet
5 19 (2.31%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.95%) VPN
7 15 (1.82%) Skype
8 13 (1.58%) Network Security
9 12 (1.46%) SAN
10 11 (1.34%) Software-Defined Networking
11 10 (1.22%) BGP
11 10 (1.22%) DHCP
11 10 (1.22%) SSH
11 10 (1.22%) VLAN
12 8 (0.97%) HTTP
12 8 (0.97%) MPLS
12 8 (0.97%) NAS
12 8 (0.97%) SSL
13 7 (0.85%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 66 (8.03%) Big Data
3 51 (6.20%) MySQL
4 34 (4.14%) NoSQL
4 34 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (3.89%) Relational Database
6 29 (3.53%) Amazon Redshift
7 26 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (3.04%) Oracle Database
9 24 (2.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 24 (2.92%) Hadoop
10 22 (2.68%) Amazon Athena
10 22 (2.68%) Data Lake
11 20 (2.43%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (1.22%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 145 (17.64%) Jenkins
2 118 (14.36%) Git (software)
3 48 (5.84%) JIRA
4 39 (4.74%) Selenium
5 31 (3.77%) TeamCity
6 25 (3.04%) Visual Studio
7 23 (2.80%) Cucumber
8 22 (2.68%) Subversion
8 22 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (2.43%) Bitbucket
9 20 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (2.31%) Maven
11 16 (1.95%) GitLab
12 15 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (1.82%) Gradle
13 14 (1.70%) JUnit
14 12 (1.46%) SonarQube
15 11 (1.34%) Mockito
15 11 (1.34%) MSBuild
15 11 (1.34%) MSTest
General
1 87 (10.58%) Finance
2 28 (3.41%) Retail
2 28 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.07%) Banking
4 15 (1.82%) Legal
5 9 (1.09%) Public Sector
6 8 (0.97%) Games
7 7 (0.85%) Law
8 5 (0.61%) Automotive
8 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.49%) French Language
9 4 (0.49%) German Language
9 4 (0.49%) Marketing
10 3 (0.36%) Billing
10 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.24%) Advertising
11 2 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 201 (24.45%) Developer
2 135 (16.42%) Architect
3 122 (14.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 77 (9.37%) AWS Engineer
5 56 (6.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 49 (5.96%) Java Developer
7 47 (5.72%) AWS Developer
8 43 (5.23%) AWS DevOps
8 43 (5.23%) Cloud Architect
9 38 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
10 37 (4.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 37 (4.50%) Senior Developer
11 34 (4.14%) AWS Architect
12 30 (3.65%) Azure Architect
12 30 (3.65%) Consultant
12 30 (3.65%) Full Stack Developer
13 26 (3.16%) Data Engineer
13 26 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (3.04%) Senior DevOps
14 25 (3.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (14.84%) Web Services
2 88 (10.71%) Node.js
3 70 (8.52%) .NET
4 60 (7.30%) React
5 57 (6.93%) REST
6 45 (5.47%) Spring
7 43 (5.23%) AngularJS
8 42 (5.11%) CSS
8 42 (5.11%) RESTful
9 34 (4.14%) HTML
10 31 (3.77%) .NET Framework
11 29 (3.53%) Spring Boot
12 23 (2.80%) Middleware
13 21 (2.55%) .NET Core
13 21 (2.55%) JSON
13 21 (2.55%) XML
14 20 (2.43%) SOAP
15 19 (2.31%) Kafka
15 19 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
15 19 (2.31%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.03%) Public Cloud
2 36 (4.38%) Cloud Native
3 34 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 25 (3.04%) User Experience
6 24 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
7 23 (2.80%) Clustering
8 22 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (2.07%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.95%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.34%) EPoS
12 9 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.85%) Taxonomies
15 6 (0.73%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (0.73%) Internet of Things
15 6 (0.73%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 178 (21.65%) Linux
2 139 (16.91%) Windows
3 55 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 33 (4.01%) Unix
5 32 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (2.19%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.22%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.61%) Android
10 5 (0.61%) CentOS
10 5 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.36%) VMS
13 2 (0.24%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.24%) Debian
13 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.24%) Solaris
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (37.35%) DevOps
2 277 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (14.84%) Scrum
4 101 (12.29%) Microservices
5 74 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
5 74 (9.00%) TDD
6 69 (8.39%) Migration
7 62 (7.54%) Test Automation
8 61 (7.42%) Configuration Management
9 57 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (6.08%) Software Engineering
11 46 (5.60%) BDD
12 42 (5.11%) Analytics
12 42 (5.11%) Infrastructure as Code
13 39 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 38 (4.62%) SOA
15 36 (4.38%) Continuous Delivery
16 35 (4.26%) Kanban
17 34 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
18 32 (3.89%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 195 (23.72%) Python
2 157 (19.10%) Java
3 121 (14.72%) SQL
4 92 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 73 (8.88%) C#
6 70 (8.52%) Bash Shell
7 65 (7.91%) PowerShell
8 39 (4.74%) Java 8
9 32 (3.89%) Ruby
10 29 (3.53%) PHP
11 27 (3.28%) TypeScript
12 22 (2.68%) Scala
13 21 (2.55%) Perl
14 10 (1.22%) C
14 10 (1.22%) ES6
14 10 (1.22%) Go
15 9 (1.09%) Groovy
15 9 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.09%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 61 (7.42%) Security Cleared
2 50 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.53%) Degree
4 26 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (2.68%) CISSP
6 19 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (2.07%) MCSE
7 17 (2.07%) TOGAF Certification
8 14 (1.70%) CCNA
8 14 (1.70%) CISM
9 8 (0.97%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.97%) CRISC
9 8 (0.97%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.73%) CCIE
11 6 (0.73%) CCNP
11 6 (0.73%) CISA
11 6 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.61%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.99%) QA
2 20 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.70%) GDPR
4 12 (1.46%) NIST
5 10 (1.22%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.73%) SLA
8 4 (0.49%) COBIT
8 4 (0.49%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.49%) PMO
8 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.24%) NCSC
10 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.12%) GAMP
10 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 164 (19.95%) Docker
2 78 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (8.64%) Active Directory
4 25 (3.04%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.95%) vCloud
6 14 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (1.70%) vSphere
7 13 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.09%) LXC
9 8 (0.97%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.61%) HDFS
12 4 (0.49%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.49%) XenApp
13 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.12%) Gluster
15 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 168 (20.44%) Ansible
2 147 (17.88%) Kubernetes
3 131 (15.94%) Terraform
4 72 (8.76%) Puppet
5 65 (7.91%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (3.04%) SCCM
7 12 (1.46%) Nagios
7 12 (1.46%) SCOM
8 7 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.85%) Oozie
8 7 (0.85%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.73%) WSUS
10 5 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.61%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (0.61%) OpenView
11 4 (0.49%) Packer
12 3 (0.36%) Marathon
12 3 (0.36%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 138 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 136 (16.55%) VMware
3 79 (9.61%) Google
4 65 (7.91%) Oracle
5 47 (5.72%) Cisco
6 25 (3.04%) Red Hat
7 20 (2.43%) Citrix
7 20 (2.43%) Dell
8 19 (2.31%) EMC
8 19 (2.31%) Splunk
9 17 (2.07%) HP
9 17 (2.07%) IBM
10 16 (1.95%) NetApp
10 16 (1.95%) SolarWinds
11 15 (1.82%) CheckPoint
11 15 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.82%) SAP
12 13 (1.58%) Tableau
13 12 (1.46%) CyberArk
14 11 (1.34%) BEA