Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Amazon AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon AWS over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 40 63
Rank change year-on-year +11 +23 +67
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 403 252 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.40% 4.49% 3.08%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.74% 32.77% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 168 127
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -8.11% +15.63%
10th Percentile £388 £313 £325
90th Percentile £600 £545 £622
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.31 £35.00
% change year-on-year -13.16% +15.16% -10.26%

Amazon 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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,231 769 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.55% 13.71% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 516 379
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +14.58%
10th Percentile £260 £190 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £588
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 16
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -45.04% +111.29%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.50 £14.01
90th Percentile £187.50 £48.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Amazon AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in the South West

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in the South West

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the South West

Amazon AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Amazon AWS in the South West

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. 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
Bristol +15 171 £450 +5.88% 71
Wiltshire +31 106 £525 +27.27% 22
Devon +4 61 £484 +4.59% 17
Gloucestershire -3 33 £513 +26.54% 19
Dorset +7 14 £525 +10.53% 18
Somerset -18 10 £465 +16.25% 9
Cornwall -1 3 £363 +18.85% 2
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon 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 West region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 212 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (48.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 161 (39.95%) Java
4 151 (37.47%) DevOps
5 124 (30.77%) Docker
6 109 (27.05%) Linux
7 103 (25.56%) Ansible
8 97 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
9 96 (23.82%) Kubernetes
10 95 (23.57%) Migration
11 93 (23.08%) Puppet
11 93 (23.08%) Jenkins
12 87 (21.59%) Python
13 77 (19.11%) Oracle
14 76 (18.86%) Opscode Chef
15 73 (18.11%) TDD
16 72 (17.87%) Git (software)
17 71 (17.62%) Microservices
18 66 (16.38%) SQL Server
19 62 (15.38%) .NET
20 61 (15.14%) SQL
21 60 (14.89%) Finance
22 59 (14.64%) C#
22 59 (14.64%) Security Cleared
23 58 (14.39%) OO
24 57 (14.14%) Windows
25 56 (13.90%) Tomcat
26 53 (13.15%) MySQL
26 53 (13.15%) PostgreSQL
27 52 (12.90%) Scrum

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 56 (13.90%) Tomcat
2 47 (11.66%) WebSphere
3 43 (10.67%) OpenStack
3 43 (10.67%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.23%) Confluence
5 7 (1.74%) Apache
6 6 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.49%) JBoss
6 6 (1.49%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.50%) CMS
9 2 (0.50%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.50%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.25%) Appian
10 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.25%) IIS
10 1 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 195 (48.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (9.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 32 (7.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 21 (5.21%) Amazon S3
5 20 (4.96%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (3.97%) OpenShift
6 16 (3.97%) Serverless
7 14 (3.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 13 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (2.98%) Office 365
10 11 (2.73%) GitHub
11 9 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (2.23%) SaaS
12 8 (1.99%) IaaS
13 7 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (1.49%) Apigee
14 6 (1.49%) Route 53
15 5 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (1.24%) PaaS
16 4 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.71%) Firewall
2 11 (2.73%) DNS
3 10 (2.48%) Software-Defined Networking
4 9 (2.23%) VPN
5 8 (1.99%) DHCP
6 7 (1.74%) OpenVPN
7 6 (1.49%) SAN
8 5 (1.24%) NAS
8 5 (1.24%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.99%) HTTP
9 4 (0.99%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.99%) LAN
9 4 (0.99%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.74%) Internet
10 3 (0.74%) SSH
10 3 (0.74%) WAN
11 2 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.50%) SSL
11 2 (0.50%) VSAN
11 2 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 53 (13.15%) MySQL
2 53 (13.15%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (11.91%) NoSQL
4 22 (5.46%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.23%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.99%) MarkLogic
8 6 (1.49%) EDRMS
9 5 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.24%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.24%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.24%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.99%) Big Data
10 4 (0.99%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.99%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon Athena
11 3 (0.74%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 93 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 72 (17.87%) Git (software)
3 43 (10.67%) NUnit
4 42 (10.42%) MSTest
5 25 (6.20%) Maven
6 23 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (5.71%) JIRA
7 20 (4.96%) Cucumber
8 19 (4.71%) Selenium
9 13 (3.23%) JUnit
10 10 (2.48%) GitLab
11 8 (1.99%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.99%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.74%) Gerrit
12 7 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.74%) Vagrant
13 6 (1.49%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.99%) CF BOSH
14 4 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.99%) Travis CI
General
1 60 (14.89%) Finance
2 19 (4.71%) Banking
3 9 (2.23%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.49%) Marketing
5 6 (1.49%) Retail
6 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.99%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Back Office
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 161 (39.95%) Developer
2 77 (19.11%) Java Developer
3 67 (16.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 60 (14.89%) Architect
5 44 (10.92%) Senior Developer
6 40 (9.93%) AWS Engineer
7 33 (8.19%) AWS DevOps
8 31 (7.69%) .NET Developer
9 29 (7.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 22 (5.46%) AWS Developer
10 22 (5.46%) Senior .NET Developer
11 17 (4.22%) Software Developer
12 15 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.47%) .NET Architect
14 12 (2.98%) Cloud Engineer
14 12 (2.98%) Senior Software Developer
15 11 (2.73%) .NET Software Developer
15 11 (2.73%) Senior .NET Software Developer
16 10 (2.48%) Administrator
16 10 (2.48%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (15.38%) .NET
2 46 (11.41%) Web Services
3 41 (10.17%) React
4 32 (7.94%) HTML
4 32 (7.94%) Spring
5 31 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 30 (7.44%) ASP.NET
7 27 (6.70%) REST
8 25 (6.20%) .NET Framework
9 23 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (5.21%) CSS
10 21 (5.21%) Spring Boot
11 17 (4.22%) .NET Core
11 17 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (3.97%) Node.js
12 16 (3.97%) Redux
13 15 (3.72%) SOAP
14 13 (3.23%) Gherkin
15 12 (2.98%) HTML5
15 12 (2.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.47%) Public Cloud
2 12 (2.98%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (2.73%) User Experience
4 10 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.49%) Replication
8 5 (1.24%) 3D Printing
8 5 (1.24%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.24%) Wiki
9 4 (0.99%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.99%) NHS
9 4 (0.99%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.74%) Clustering
10 3 (0.74%) Fintech
10 3 (0.74%) iPad
10 3 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 109 (27.05%) Linux
2 57 (14.14%) Windows
3 37 (9.18%) Unix
4 24 (5.96%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.48%) CentOS
7 9 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.23%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.99%) CoreOS
8 8 (1.99%) Debian
9 7 (1.74%) AIX
9 7 (1.74%) Solaris
10 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.50%) MVS
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (37.47%) DevOps
3 97 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
4 95 (23.57%) Migration
5 73 (18.11%) TDD
6 71 (17.62%) Microservices
7 58 (14.39%) OO
8 52 (12.90%) Scrum
9 45 (11.17%) Test Automation
10 31 (7.69%) BDD
11 29 (7.20%) MVC
12 27 (6.70%) Mentoring
13 22 (5.46%) Configuration Management
13 22 (5.46%) Integration Testing
14 20 (4.96%) E-Commerce
14 20 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (4.47%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (3.97%) Open Source
16 16 (3.97%) Project Management
17 15 (3.72%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 161 (39.95%) Java
2 87 (21.59%) Python
3 61 (15.14%) SQL
4 59 (14.64%) C#
5 44 (10.92%) JavaScript
6 33 (8.19%) Bash Shell
7 19 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.72%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.47%) Ruby
10 11 (2.73%) Java 8
11 9 (2.23%) Go
11 9 (2.23%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.74%) Perl
13 6 (1.49%) C++
13 6 (1.49%) Groovy
13 6 (1.49%) PHP
14 5 (1.24%) Korn
15 4 (0.99%) Scala
15 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (14.64%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.97%) AWS Certification
4 12 (2.98%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.73%) Degree
6 7 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.99%) MCSA
8 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.50%) CISSP
11 1 (0.25%) CCNA
11 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.25%) MCSE
11 1 (0.25%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.23%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) PMO
3 2 (0.50%) GDPR
3 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) BS25999
4 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.25%) PSD2
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 124 (30.77%) Docker
2 23 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.50%) vSphere
7 2 (0.50%) Xen
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.25%) Squid
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 103 (25.56%) Ansible
2 96 (23.82%) Kubernetes
3 93 (23.08%) Puppet
4 76 (18.86%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (9.93%) Terraform
6 9 (2.23%) SCCM
7 7 (1.74%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (1.24%) SCOM
9 4 (0.99%) FreeIPA
9 4 (0.99%) Grafana
9 4 (0.99%) Packer
9 4 (0.99%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.74%) Nagios
10 3 (0.74%) Nessus
10 3 (0.74%) systemd
10 3 (0.74%) vRealize
11 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 77 (19.11%) Oracle
2 33 (8.19%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.19%) Red Hat
3 26 (6.45%) Cisco
4 24 (5.96%) VMware
5 20 (4.96%) Google
6 12 (2.98%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.99%) Splunk
8 6 (1.49%) HP
9 5 (1.24%) Citrix
9 5 (1.24%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.99%) Informatica
10 4 (0.99%) MKS
10 4 (0.99%) SaltStack
10 4 (0.99%) Tableau
11 3 (0.74%) IBM
12 2 (0.50%) Avaya
12 2 (0.50%) NetApp
12 2 (0.50%) SAP
12 2 (0.50%) Temenos