Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 30 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +29
Contract jobs citing AWS 926 1,050 795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.46% 6.35% 4.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.40% 29.61% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 737 599
South East median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £373 £335 £363
90th Percentile £625 £638 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South East median hourly rate - £28.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +51.66%

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 3,957 3,546 2,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.59% 21.44% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,532 2,263 1,639
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 49 29
South East median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.47% +15.15% -17.50%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £64.45 £40.10
England median hourly rate £22.93 £19.00 £20.96
% change year-on-year +20.68% -9.33% +10.29%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -1 385 £500 - 143
Berkshire +7 257 £500 +2.83% 65
Surrey +14 209 £510 -7.27% 64
Hampshire +5 188 £475 -9.52% 63
Buckinghamshire +12 78 £481 -3.75% 31
East Sussex +6 58 £500 -2.44% 10
Oxfordshire -13 51 £475 -3.06% 47
West Sussex -2 47 £500 - 14
Kent +8 17 £538 +2.38% 26
Middlesex +2 3 £650 +92.59% 2
Sussex - 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 -
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 498 (53.78%) Azure
2 372 (40.17%) DevOps
3 317 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
4 242 (26.13%) Linux
5 222 (23.97%) Python
6 205 (22.14%) Docker
7 193 (20.84%) Ansible
8 188 (20.30%) Java
9 175 (18.90%) Jenkins
10 163 (17.60%) Kubernetes
11 156 (16.85%) Microsoft
12 151 (16.31%) Git (software)
13 145 (15.66%) Windows
13 145 (15.66%) Scrum
14 138 (14.90%) VMware
15 135 (14.58%) Web Services
16 134 (14.47%) SQL
17 130 (14.04%) Terraform
18 118 (12.74%) Microservices
19 117 (12.63%) GCP
20 113 (12.20%) PaaS
21 112 (12.10%) JavaScript
22 106 (11.45%) Serverless
23 103 (11.12%) Finance
24 100 (10.80%) Puppet
25 99 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
26 95 (10.26%) IaaS
27 92 (9.94%) AWS Lambda
28 90 (9.72%) TDD
29 89 (9.61%) Node.js

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 36 (3.89%) Apache Spark
2 29 (3.13%) OpenStack
3 24 (2.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 22 (2.38%) Confluence
5 18 (1.94%) Drupal
5 18 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.73%) Apache
7 15 (1.62%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.40%) Skype for Business
9 12 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.30%) IIS
9 12 (1.30%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.19%) JBoss
11 8 (0.86%) Apache Airflow
11 8 (0.86%) ColdFusion
12 7 (0.76%) Apache Pig
12 7 (0.76%) CMS
12 7 (0.76%) nginx
12 7 (0.76%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.65%) Luigi
Applications
1 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.32%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 498 (53.78%) Azure
2 117 (12.63%) GCP
3 113 (12.20%) PaaS
4 106 (11.45%) Serverless
5 95 (10.26%) IaaS
6 92 (9.94%) AWS Lambda
7 72 (7.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 69 (7.45%) Amazon S3
8 69 (7.45%) SaaS
9 60 (6.48%) OpenShift
10 47 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
11 43 (4.64%) GitHub
12 37 (4.00%) Office 365
13 33 (3.56%) Amazon EMR
13 33 (3.56%) Amazon Kinesis
14 27 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
15 26 (2.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 24 (2.59%) Heroku
18 22 (2.38%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.48%) Firewall
2 43 (4.64%) DNS
3 38 (4.10%) WAN
4 30 (3.24%) LAN
5 25 (2.70%) Internet
6 24 (2.59%) VPN
7 20 (2.16%) TCP/IP
8 18 (1.94%) Skype
9 15 (1.62%) Network Security
10 14 (1.51%) DSL
11 13 (1.40%) SAN
12 12 (1.30%) HTTP
12 12 (1.30%) VLAN
13 11 (1.19%) BGP
13 11 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
13 11 (1.19%) SSL
14 10 (1.08%) Wireless
15 9 (0.97%) MPLS
15 9 (0.97%) SSH
15 9 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.13%) Big Data
3 55 (5.94%) MySQL
4 48 (5.18%) NoSQL
5 41 (4.43%) Relational Database
6 39 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (3.89%) Hadoop
9 35 (3.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 35 (3.78%) Amazon Redshift
10 30 (3.24%) Oracle Database
11 26 (2.81%) Amazon Athena
12 24 (2.59%) MongoDB
13 21 (2.27%) Data Lake
14 17 (1.84%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.62%) MariaDB
16 14 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (1.30%) Power BI
17 12 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 11 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 175 (18.90%) Jenkins
2 151 (16.31%) Git (software)
3 69 (7.45%) JIRA
4 45 (4.86%) TeamCity
5 41 (4.43%) Selenium
6 33 (3.56%) Subversion
7 29 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 28 (3.02%) Visual Studio
9 27 (2.92%) Bitbucket
10 26 (2.81%) Maven
11 24 (2.59%) Cucumber
12 23 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (2.16%) GitLab
14 19 (2.05%) Gradle
15 18 (1.94%) JUnit
16 16 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
18 13 (1.40%) Mockito
18 13 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
18 13 (1.40%) SonarQube
General
1 103 (11.12%) Finance
2 31 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.02%) Retail
4 15 (1.62%) Banking
4 15 (1.62%) Legal
5 8 (0.86%) Law
5 8 (0.86%) Public Sector
6 7 (0.76%) Games
7 5 (0.54%) Automotive
7 5 (0.54%) Billing
7 5 (0.54%) Marketing
8 4 (0.43%) Advertising
8 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.22%) Electronics
9 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.22%) French Language
9 2 (0.22%) German Language
9 2 (0.22%) Police
9 2 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 255 (27.54%) Developer
2 147 (15.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 139 (15.01%) Architect
4 98 (10.58%) AWS Engineer
5 69 (7.45%) AWS Developer
6 67 (7.24%) Java Developer
7 63 (6.80%) Cloud Engineer
8 51 (5.51%) AWS DevOps
9 45 (4.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 43 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
11 35 (3.78%) AWS Architect
12 33 (3.56%) Cloud Architect
12 33 (3.56%) Senior Developer
13 31 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
13 31 (3.35%) Consultant
13 31 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (3.24%) .NET Developer
14 30 (3.24%) Senior DevOps
14 30 (3.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 28 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (14.58%) Web Services
2 89 (9.61%) Node.js
3 81 (8.75%) .NET
4 59 (6.37%) AngularJS
4 59 (6.37%) Spring
5 55 (5.94%) React
6 52 (5.62%) REST
7 50 (5.40%) HTML
8 49 (5.29%) Kafka
9 46 (4.97%) CSS
10 44 (4.75%) RESTful
11 33 (3.56%) Spring Boot
12 32 (3.46%) Middleware
12 32 (3.46%) RabbitMQ
13 31 (3.35%) .NET Framework
14 30 (3.24%) .NET Core
15 26 (2.81%) JSON
16 24 (2.59%) HTML5
16 24 (2.59%) JMS
16 24 (2.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.53%) Public Cloud
2 38 (4.10%) Data Centre
3 33 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.56%) Cloud Native
4 26 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (2.59%) User Experience
6 23 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (2.38%) Clustering
8 20 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (1.19%) EPoS
10 11 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.86%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.65%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.54%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 242 (26.13%) Linux
2 145 (15.66%) Windows
3 61 (6.59%) Windows Server
4 48 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (4.10%) Unix
6 18 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.51%) Windows 10
7 14 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.19%) Android
9 10 (1.08%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.65%) CentOS
12 4 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.32%) AIX
13 3 (0.32%) VMS
14 2 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
14 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.22%) Solaris
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (40.17%) DevOps
2 317 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (15.66%) Scrum
4 118 (12.74%) Microservices
5 99 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
6 90 (9.72%) TDD
7 83 (8.96%) Test Automation
8 75 (8.10%) Configuration Management
9 64 (6.91%) Migration
10 58 (6.26%) Software Engineering
11 53 (5.72%) BDD
11 53 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (5.62%) ITIL
13 49 (5.29%) Analytics
14 48 (5.18%) Infrastructure as Code
15 45 (4.86%) Kanban
16 42 (4.54%) TOGAF
17 40 (4.32%) Open Source
18 39 (4.21%) Computer Science
18 39 (4.21%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 222 (23.97%) Python
2 188 (20.30%) Java
3 134 (14.47%) SQL
4 112 (12.10%) JavaScript
5 88 (9.50%) C#
6 80 (8.64%) Bash Shell
7 59 (6.37%) PowerShell
8 48 (5.18%) Java 8
9 45 (4.86%) Ruby
10 31 (3.35%) TypeScript
11 28 (3.02%) Scala
12 27 (2.92%) PHP
13 22 (2.38%) Perl
14 16 (1.73%) C
14 16 (1.73%) Groovy
15 14 (1.51%) ES6
16 12 (1.30%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.97%) C++
17 9 (0.97%) Go
18 8 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (5.83%) Security Cleared
2 47 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.43%) Degree
4 34 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (2.70%) CISSP
6 25 (2.70%) MCSE
7 23 (2.48%) TOGAF Certification
8 22 (2.38%) CCNA
9 15 (1.62%) CISM
9 15 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (1.51%) CCNP
11 12 (1.30%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.19%) CCIE
13 9 (0.97%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.65%) CISA
14 6 (0.65%) CRISC
14 6 (0.65%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.78%) QA
2 13 (1.40%) GDPR
2 13 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.76%) NIST
5 6 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.43%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.43%) SLA
8 3 (0.32%) COBIT
9 2 (0.22%) PMO
9 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) GAMP
10 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 205 (22.14%) Docker
2 69 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 68 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (4.21%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (1.30%) vCloud
6 12 (1.30%) vSphere
7 10 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.97%) LXC
8 9 (0.97%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.76%) HDFS
9 7 (0.76%) XenApp
10 5 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.43%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.11%) Gluster
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 193 (20.84%) Ansible
2 163 (17.60%) Kubernetes
3 130 (14.04%) Terraform
4 100 (10.80%) Puppet
5 85 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.84%) Nagios
6 17 (1.84%) SCCM
7 16 (1.73%) SCOM
8 9 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (0.97%) Kibana
9 7 (0.76%) Grafana
9 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.76%) Oozie
9 7 (0.76%) Salt
10 6 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.54%) Graphite
11 5 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (0.54%) logstash
11 5 (0.54%) Marathon
11 5 (0.54%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 156 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 138 (14.90%) VMware
3 84 (9.07%) Oracle
4 82 (8.86%) Google
5 58 (6.26%) Cisco
6 40 (4.32%) Red Hat
7 32 (3.46%) IBM
8 26 (2.81%) Citrix
9 25 (2.70%) Dell
10 23 (2.48%) Splunk
11 22 (2.38%) SAP
12 21 (2.27%) NetApp
13 20 (2.16%) EMC
14 19 (2.05%) Informatica
15 17 (1.84%) CheckPoint
15 17 (1.84%) CyberArk
15 17 (1.84%) SolarWinds
16 16 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
16 16 (1.73%) Tableau
17 14 (1.51%) HP