Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 26 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing AWS 219 924 1,045
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.28% 6.46% 6.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.03% 23.49% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 639 751
Median daily rate £475 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £363 £370 £338
90th Percentile £635 £613 £638
England median daily rate £538 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £62.50 £16.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +290.63% -42.86% -
10th Percentile £54.75 £16.00 £22.70
90th Percentile £70.25 £16.00 £53.90
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 875 3,933 3,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.11% 27.48% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 2,518 2,261
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £300
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 95 45
Median hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +105.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £16.38 £16.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £83.75 £73.35
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £19.00
% change year-on-year +52.64% +20.68% -6.17%

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 September 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
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 September 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 -6 82 £500 - 101
Hampshire +13 66 £475 - 28
Berkshire -2 54 £525 +5.00% 39
Surrey +3 34 £469 -10.71% 25
West Sussex +21 18 £475 -5.00% 14
Buckinghamshire 0 17 £453 -5.94% 28
Oxfordshire +14 11 £425 -10.53% 34
East Sussex +8 10 £475 -5.00% 11
Kent +22 5 £470 -14.55% 16
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 106 (48.40%) Azure
2 77 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (32.42%) DevOps
4 60 (27.40%) Python
5 48 (21.92%) Java
6 46 (21.00%) Linux
7 45 (20.55%) Terraform
8 42 (19.18%) Kubernetes
9 38 (17.35%) Docker
10 33 (15.07%) Security Cleared
10 33 (15.07%) Serverless
11 32 (14.61%) AWS Lambda
11 32 (14.61%) SC Cleared
11 32 (14.61%) Microsoft
12 31 (14.16%) Web Services
13 30 (13.70%) Microservices
13 30 (13.70%) GCP
13 30 (13.70%) Public Cloud
14 27 (12.33%) RESTful
15 26 (11.87%) Migration
16 25 (11.42%) SQL
17 24 (10.96%) VMware
17 24 (10.96%) Git (software)
17 24 (10.96%) Jenkins
18 23 (10.50%) Scrum
18 23 (10.50%) Software Engineering
18 23 (10.50%) JavaScript
18 23 (10.50%) Windows
18 23 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
19 21 (9.59%) Amazon CloudWatch

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 12 (5.48%) Confluence
2 11 (5.02%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (4.11%) Apache
4 8 (3.65%) Apache Spark
5 7 (3.20%) CMS
5 7 (3.20%) nginx
6 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.91%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.91%) Predix
8 2 (0.91%) ThingWorx
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.46%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.46%) OpenWhisk
9 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.91%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.91%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 106 (48.40%) Azure
2 33 (15.07%) Serverless
3 32 (14.61%) AWS Lambda
4 30 (13.70%) GCP
5 21 (9.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 20 (9.13%) Amazon S3
7 17 (7.76%) PaaS
8 15 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (6.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (6.85%) IaaS
9 11 (5.02%) GitHub
10 10 (4.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (4.11%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (4.11%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (3.20%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (3.20%) AWS CloudTrail
12 7 (3.20%) AWS CodePipeline
12 7 (3.20%) SaaS
13 6 (2.74%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.59%) DNS
2 13 (5.94%) Firewall
2 13 (5.94%) WAN
3 10 (4.57%) VPN
4 7 (3.20%) DHCP
4 7 (3.20%) LAN
4 7 (3.20%) MPLS
4 7 (3.20%) Network Security
4 7 (3.20%) SSL
5 6 (2.74%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.28%) BGP
6 5 (2.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (2.28%) HTTP
6 5 (2.28%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (1.83%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (1.83%) DSL
7 4 (1.83%) SNMP
7 4 (1.83%) VLAN
7 4 (1.83%) VoIP
7 4 (1.83%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.85%) Relational Database
2 13 (5.94%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (4.57%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (4.57%) MySQL
5 9 (4.11%) Big Data
5 9 (4.11%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.20%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.74%) Data Mining
7 6 (2.74%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.28%) Data Lake
8 5 (2.28%) Power BI
9 4 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.37%) Amazon Athena
10 3 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.91%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.91%) HBase
12 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 24 (10.96%) Git (software)
1 24 (10.96%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.39%) TeamCity
3 13 (5.94%) JIRA
4 7 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (3.20%) Bitbucket
4 7 (3.20%) Maven
4 7 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (2.74%) CA Gen
5 6 (2.74%) Spinnaker
6 5 (2.28%) SonarQube
7 4 (1.83%) Bitbucket Server
7 4 (1.83%) GitLab
7 4 (1.83%) Gradle
7 4 (1.83%) Grunt
7 4 (1.83%) JUnit
7 4 (1.83%) Mocha
7 4 (1.83%) webpack
8 3 (1.37%) Terragrunt
9 2 (0.91%) IntelliJ
General
1 21 (9.59%) Finance
2 13 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.02%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.20%) Marketing
5 5 (2.28%) Banking
5 5 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.83%) Police
7 3 (1.37%) Electronics
7 3 (1.37%) Legal
8 2 (0.91%) Advertising
8 2 (0.91%) Back Office
8 2 (0.91%) Law
8 2 (0.91%) Publishing
8 2 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (21.00%) Architect
2 39 (17.81%) Developer
3 37 (16.89%) AWS Engineer
4 35 (15.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (9.59%) AWS DevOps
6 20 (9.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 19 (8.68%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (6.39%) AWS Architect
9 11 (5.02%) Cloud Architect
9 11 (5.02%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (5.02%) Data Engineer
10 10 (4.57%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.57%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (4.57%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.65%) AWS Developer
11 8 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 7 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.16%) Web Services
2 27 (12.33%) RESTful
3 19 (8.68%) Node.js
4 13 (5.94%) .NET
4 13 (5.94%) React
4 13 (5.94%) Spring
5 11 (5.02%) REST
5 11 (5.02%) Spring Boot
6 10 (4.57%) J2EE
7 9 (4.11%) JSON
8 7 (3.20%) .NET Core
8 7 (3.20%) Kafka
9 6 (2.74%) CSS
9 6 (2.74%) HTML
9 6 (2.74%) React Native
9 6 (2.74%) SOAP
10 5 (2.28%) Express
10 5 (2.28%) jQuery
10 5 (2.28%) Keras
10 5 (2.28%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.70%) Public Cloud
2 20 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.94%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.20%) User Experience
5 6 (2.74%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.74%) Cloud Native
5 6 (2.74%) Robotics
6 5 (2.28%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.28%) Industry 4.0
6 5 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.37%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.37%) PKI
9 2 (0.91%) Clustering
9 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 46 (21.00%) Linux
2 23 (10.50%) Windows
3 20 (9.13%) Unix
4 9 (4.11%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.74%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (2.74%) SUSE
6 5 (2.28%) Android
6 5 (2.28%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.83%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (1.83%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.37%) CentOS
8 3 (1.37%) Debian
9 2 (0.91%) AIX
9 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.46%) HPUX
10 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.46%) Solaris
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (32.42%) DevOps
3 30 (13.70%) Microservices
4 26 (11.87%) Migration
5 23 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (10.50%) Scrum
5 23 (10.50%) Software Engineering
6 19 (8.68%) Computer Science
7 18 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (8.22%) Infrastructure as Code
8 16 (7.31%) Machine Learning
9 15 (6.85%) Artificial Intelligence
9 15 (6.85%) Data Science
10 14 (6.39%) Mentoring
11 13 (5.94%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.48%) ITIL
12 12 (5.48%) Open Source
12 12 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (5.02%) ETL
13 11 (5.02%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (27.40%) Python
2 48 (21.92%) Java
3 25 (11.42%) SQL
4 23 (10.50%) JavaScript
5 20 (9.13%) Bash Shell
6 17 (7.76%) Java 8
7 15 (6.85%) C#
8 14 (6.39%) Ruby
8 14 (6.39%) Scala
9 11 (5.02%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.57%) PHP
11 9 (4.11%) Go
12 7 (3.20%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.74%) ES6
14 5 (2.28%) Apple Swift
14 5 (2.28%) C++
14 5 (2.28%) Kotlin
14 5 (2.28%) Objective-C
14 5 (2.28%) R
15 3 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.61%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.85%) Degree
4 11 (5.02%) AWS Certification
5 8 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.74%) CCNP
7 5 (2.28%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.28%) PhD
7 5 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.83%) MCSE
8 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.91%) CISA
9 2 (0.91%) CISSP
10 1 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.46%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.74%) QA
2 5 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (1.37%) SLA
4 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.91%) NIST
5 1 (0.46%) GDPR
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.46%) NCSC
5 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (17.35%) Docker
2 21 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.85%) Active Directory
4 12 (5.48%) vSphere
5 5 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.83%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.37%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.91%) HDFS
9 1 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.46%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.46%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.46%) UAG
9 1 (0.46%) vCloud
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.46%) XenApp
9 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (20.55%) Terraform
2 42 (19.18%) Kubernetes
3 21 (9.59%) Ansible
4 19 (8.68%) Puppet
5 10 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.65%) SCCM
7 7 (3.20%) Packer
8 4 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.83%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.83%) Kibana
8 4 (1.83%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.37%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.91%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.91%) vRealize
11 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.46%) Grafana
11 1 (0.46%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.46%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 32 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.96%) VMware
3 13 (5.94%) SAP
4 11 (5.02%) Cisco
5 10 (4.57%) Oracle
6 7 (3.20%) F5
6 7 (3.20%) Google
6 7 (3.20%) McAfee
6 7 (3.20%) Sitecore
7 6 (2.74%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.74%) Juniper
8 5 (2.28%) Adobe
8 5 (2.28%) SolarWinds
8 5 (2.28%) Tableau
8 5 (2.28%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.83%) Citrix
9 4 (1.83%) Ingenico
9 4 (1.83%) Meraki
10 3 (1.37%) Alibaba
10 3 (1.37%) OutSystems