Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 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 West
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 26 72
Rank change year-on-year +2 +46 +56
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 449 328 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.07% 6.30% 2.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.49% 35.85% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 198 115
South West median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £393 £328 £309
90th Percentile £638 £625 £591
England median daily rate £537 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.34% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.06 £46.25
% change year-on-year -16.78% -9.07% +53.20%

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 1,382 915 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.76% 17.56% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 587 370
South West median daily rate £463 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +11.11% +2.00%
10th Percentile £288 £225 £200
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 14
South West median hourly rate £22.00 £18.06 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -47.26% +85.14%
10th Percentile £17.23 £10.74 £13.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £35.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -7.32%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 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
Bristol +10 162 £500 +14.29% 74
Wiltshire +3 141 £525 -2.33% 25
Devon -2 67 £500 - 15
Gloucestershire -11 45 £475 +14.46% 18
Somerset -14 18 £475 +6.74% 23
Dorset +10 9 £525 -12.23% 19
Cornwall -3 2 £400 +77.78% 3
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 214 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (44.77%) DevOps
3 156 (34.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 146 (32.52%) Docker
5 142 (31.63%) Java
6 129 (28.73%) Kubernetes
7 112 (24.94%) Python
8 111 (24.72%) Jenkins
9 109 (24.28%) Linux
10 90 (20.04%) Git (software)
11 87 (19.38%) JavaScript
12 85 (18.93%) Finance
12 85 (18.93%) Microservices
13 84 (18.71%) SQL
14 81 (18.04%) Terraform
15 75 (16.70%) Scrum
16 71 (15.81%) Security Cleared
17 70 (15.59%) .NET
18 69 (15.37%) Ansible
19 67 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
20 66 (14.70%) Windows
21 65 (14.48%) SQL Server
22 60 (13.36%) JIRA
23 58 (12.92%) CSS
24 56 (12.47%) Web Services
24 56 (12.47%) HTML
25 55 (12.25%) C#
26 53 (11.80%) SC Cleared
27 52 (11.58%) Test Automation
28 49 (10.91%) TDD

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 29 (6.46%) Confluence
2 15 (3.34%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.23%) OpenStack
4 9 (2.00%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.78%) Apache
6 7 (1.56%) IIS
6 7 (1.56%) nginx
7 5 (1.11%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.11%) WildFly
8 4 (0.89%) JBoss
8 4 (0.89%) Mule
9 3 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.67%) Mule ESB
9 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.45%) CMS
10 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.45%) Jetty
11 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) HipChat
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 156 (34.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (9.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 34 (7.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 32 (7.13%) GitHub
5 29 (6.46%) Amazon S3
6 28 (6.24%) OpenShift
6 28 (6.24%) Serverless
7 27 (6.01%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (4.90%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (3.34%) npm
10 14 (3.12%) PaaS
11 13 (2.90%) SaaS
12 11 (2.45%) Amazon EMR
12 11 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (2.23%) Slack
14 7 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (1.56%) IaaS
15 6 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (1.34%) Office 365
15 6 (1.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.45%) DNS
2 16 (3.56%) Firewall
3 12 (2.67%) VPN
4 11 (2.45%) OpenVPN
5 8 (1.78%) DHCP
6 7 (1.56%) SAN
7 6 (1.34%) LAN
8 5 (1.11%) WAN
9 4 (0.89%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.89%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (0.89%) SSH
10 3 (0.67%) Internet
10 3 (0.67%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.67%) Network Security
11 2 (0.45%) HTTP
11 2 (0.45%) NAS
11 2 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.45%) SSL
11 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.91%) Amazon RDS
3 21 (4.68%) MongoDB
4 20 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.23%) MySQL
6 18 (4.01%) NoSQL
6 18 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (4.01%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.56%) Data Lake
8 15 (3.34%) RDBMS
9 13 (2.90%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.23%) Apache Hive
10 10 (2.23%) Big Data
11 7 (1.56%) Amazon Athena
12 6 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.34%) Sqoop
13 4 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.89%) HBase
14 3 (0.67%) Redis
14 3 (0.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 111 (24.72%) Jenkins
2 90 (20.04%) Git (software)
3 60 (13.36%) JIRA
4 22 (4.90%) JUnit
4 22 (4.90%) SonarQube
5 21 (4.68%) Cucumber
6 19 (4.23%) Selenium
7 16 (3.56%) Bitbucket
7 16 (3.56%) Maven
7 16 (3.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (3.12%) Vagrant
9 13 (2.90%) TeamCity
10 10 (2.23%) JMeter
10 10 (2.23%) webpack
11 9 (2.00%) Babel
11 9 (2.00%) Mockito
12 8 (1.78%) Gerrit
12 8 (1.78%) Hudson
13 6 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (1.11%) Liquibase
General
1 85 (18.93%) Finance
2 41 (9.13%) Banking
3 15 (3.34%) Retail
4 9 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.78%) Marketing
6 6 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.11%) Electronics
8 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.89%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.67%) Billing
10 2 (0.45%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 139 (30.96%) Developer
2 94 (20.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 68 (15.14%) Architect
4 55 (12.25%) AWS DevOps
5 53 (11.80%) AWS Engineer
6 41 (9.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 40 (8.91%) Java Developer
8 29 (6.46%) .NET Developer
8 29 (6.46%) Senior Developer
9 28 (6.24%) Software Developer
10 20 (4.45%) .NET Architect
11 19 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
12 17 (3.79%) AWS Developer
13 16 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
14 15 (3.34%) AWS Architect
15 14 (3.12%) Senior .NET Developer
16 13 (2.90%) Digital Architect
16 13 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 12 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
18 11 (2.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (15.59%) .NET
2 58 (12.92%) CSS
3 56 (12.47%) HTML
3 56 (12.47%) Web Services
4 38 (8.46%) REST
5 37 (8.24%) React
6 36 (8.02%) Redux
7 34 (7.57%) .NET Core
8 33 (7.35%) AngularJS
9 32 (7.13%) Node.js
10 29 (6.46%) .NET Framework
10 29 (6.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (5.79%) ASP.NET
12 19 (4.23%) Hibernate
12 19 (4.23%) HTML5
13 18 (4.01%) RESTful
13 18 (4.01%) Spring
14 17 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (3.34%) Middleware
15 15 (3.34%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.56%) Public Cloud
2 14 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.23%) Cloud Native
5 9 (2.00%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.78%) NHS
7 7 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.56%) iPad
8 6 (1.34%) User Experience
9 5 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.67%) Clustering
10 3 (0.67%) PKI
11 2 (0.45%) Fintech
11 2 (0.45%) IVR
11 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.45%) Social Media
11 2 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 109 (24.28%) Linux
2 66 (14.70%) Windows
3 31 (6.90%) Unix
4 16 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.23%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.78%) AIX
7 8 (1.78%) Solaris
8 7 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.56%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.34%) CoreOS
9 6 (1.34%) VMS
10 5 (1.11%) CentOS
10 5 (1.11%) Debian
11 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.45%) MVS
13 1 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (44.77%) DevOps
3 85 (18.93%) Microservices
4 75 (16.70%) Scrum
5 67 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (11.58%) Test Automation
7 49 (10.91%) TDD
8 44 (9.80%) Migration
9 39 (8.69%) BDD
10 36 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (6.24%) Kanban
12 26 (5.79%) Configuration Management
13 25 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 24 (5.35%) Integration Testing
15 23 (5.12%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (4.68%) MVC
16 21 (4.68%) OO
17 19 (4.23%) E-Commerce
17 19 (4.23%) Open Source
18 17 (3.79%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 142 (31.63%) Java
2 112 (24.94%) Python
3 87 (19.38%) JavaScript
4 84 (18.71%) SQL
5 55 (12.25%) C#
6 38 (8.46%) Bash Shell
7 31 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 19 (4.23%) Ruby
9 16 (3.56%) Java 8
10 15 (3.34%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.67%) Scala
12 11 (2.45%) ES6
13 10 (2.23%) TypeScript
14 9 (2.00%) ES7
14 9 (2.00%) Go
15 8 (1.78%) Perl
16 5 (1.11%) JPQL
16 5 (1.11%) PHP
16 5 (1.11%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 71 (15.81%) Security Cleared
2 53 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.56%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.45%) Degree
5 8 (1.78%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.11%) CISSP
7 5 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.67%) CISM
9 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.22%) CCNA
10 1 (0.22%) CCNP
10 1 (0.22%) MCSA
10 1 (0.22%) MCSE
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.23%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.45%) PMO
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) PSD2
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 146 (32.52%) Docker
2 30 (6.68%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.67%) NDS
7 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.45%) vSphere
8 2 (0.45%) Xen
9 1 (0.22%) iptables
9 1 (0.22%) NFS
9 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.22%) Squid
9 1 (0.22%) XenApp
9 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 129 (28.73%) Kubernetes
2 81 (18.04%) Terraform
3 69 (15.37%) Ansible
4 32 (7.13%) Puppet
5 31 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.90%) Grafana
7 10 (2.23%) FreeIPA
7 10 (2.23%) Prometheus
8 9 (2.00%) SCCM
8 9 (2.00%) SCOM
9 8 (1.78%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.11%) Graphite
11 5 (1.11%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.89%) Icinga
12 4 (0.89%) Nagios
12 4 (0.89%) vRealize
13 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.35%) VMware
3 29 (6.46%) Oracle
4 24 (5.35%) Google
5 21 (4.68%) Cisco
6 19 (4.23%) Splunk
7 15 (3.34%) Red Hat
8 14 (3.12%) Atlassian
9 9 (2.00%) Black Duck
10 7 (1.56%) Citrix
10 7 (1.56%) SAP
11 6 (1.34%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.11%) IBM
12 5 (1.11%) NetIQ
12 5 (1.11%) Veracode
13 3 (0.67%) CA
13 3 (0.67%) Informatica
13 3 (0.67%) Novell
13 3 (0.67%) Ping Identity
13 3 (0.67%) Tableau