Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 33 45
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 +21
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 534 331 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.40% 6.01% 4.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.94% 30.12% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 243 177
South West median daily rate £525 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £388 £316 £313
90th Percentile £706 £575 £525
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
South West median hourly rate £17.50 - £35.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +125.35%

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 1,621 1,099 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.50% 19.96% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,060 727 469
South West median daily rate £468 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.12% +11.84% -1.94%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £213
90th Percentile £655 £575 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 23
South West median hourly rate £28.75 £17.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.29% -63.16% +46.15%
10th Percentile £13.93 £12.50 £10.65
90th Percentile £47.33 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% -8.33% +7.09%

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 18 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the South West over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 August 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
Wiltshire +17 176 £575 +9.52% 32
Bristol -1 121 £500 +17.65% 60
Devon +2 103 £525 +10.53% 13
Gloucestershire +14 61 £475 - 24
Somerset +26 38 £500 +41.84% 6
Dorset -4 7 - - 12
Cornwall +9 4 £350 -3.45% 1
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 244 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (44.76%) DevOps
3 212 (39.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 161 (30.15%) Python
5 148 (27.72%) Kubernetes
6 146 (27.34%) Docker
7 135 (25.28%) Linux
8 129 (24.16%) Ansible
9 125 (23.41%) Java
10 124 (23.22%) Terraform
11 119 (22.28%) Jenkins
12 108 (20.22%) Git (software)
13 101 (18.91%) Security Cleared
14 99 (18.54%) Finance
15 84 (15.73%) Windows
16 77 (14.42%) SQL
17 76 (14.23%) Microservices
18 73 (13.67%) AWS CloudFormation
18 73 (13.67%) Serverless
19 70 (13.11%) Microsoft
19 70 (13.11%) SC Cleared
20 69 (12.92%) Active Directory
21 68 (12.73%) JavaScript
21 68 (12.73%) Scrum
21 68 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
21 68 (12.73%) JIRA
22 67 (12.55%) Web Services
23 62 (11.61%) Infrastructure as Code
24 60 (11.24%) VMware
25 59 (11.05%) Google Cloud Platform

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 17 (3.18%) JBoss
1 17 (3.18%) OpenStack
2 15 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.87%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.69%) Apache
4 9 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.69%) Confluence
5 8 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.12%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.75%) Jetty
8 4 (0.75%) nginx
8 4 (0.75%) WildFly
9 3 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.56%) CMS
9 3 (0.56%) Drupal
9 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Magento
1 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 212 (39.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (13.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 73 (13.67%) Serverless
3 59 (11.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 55 (10.30%) Amazon S3
5 53 (9.93%) OpenShift
6 51 (9.55%) Amazon EKS
7 41 (7.68%) AWS Lambda
8 36 (6.74%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (4.68%) Office 365
9 25 (4.68%) Slack
10 24 (4.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 22 (4.12%) GitHub
12 21 (3.93%) PaaS
13 20 (3.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (3.18%) Amazon SQS
15 16 (3.00%) Azure Stack
16 15 (2.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 15 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (2.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.43%) Firewall
2 27 (5.06%) SAN
3 26 (4.87%) DNS
4 24 (4.49%) OpenVPN
5 23 (4.31%) LAN
5 23 (4.31%) WAN
6 13 (2.43%) VPN
7 9 (1.69%) Network Security
8 8 (1.50%) WLAN
9 6 (1.12%) DHCP
10 5 (0.94%) SSL
11 4 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.75%) Wireless
12 3 (0.56%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.56%) Software-Defined Networking
13 2 (0.37%) DMZ
14 1 (0.19%) Internet
14 1 (0.19%) SNMP
14 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
14 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.05%) Amazon RDS
2 55 (10.30%) SQL Server
3 25 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (4.12%) Big Data
5 21 (3.93%) Amazon Redshift
5 21 (3.93%) MongoDB
6 20 (3.75%) MySQL
7 17 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (2.81%) Amazon Aurora
8 15 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.06%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.87%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.12%) Power BI
11 6 (1.12%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.94%) DB2
12 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 119 (22.28%) Jenkins
2 108 (20.22%) Git (software)
3 68 (12.73%) JIRA
4 51 (9.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 37 (6.93%) JUnit
6 34 (6.37%) SonarQube
7 31 (5.81%) CircleCI
8 27 (5.06%) Artifactory
9 16 (3.00%) Vagrant
10 14 (2.62%) Maven
11 11 (2.06%) Selenium
12 10 (1.87%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.50%) Cucumber
14 7 (1.31%) GitLab
15 6 (1.12%) CF BOSH
15 6 (1.12%) Gerrit
15 6 (1.12%) TeamCity
16 5 (0.94%) Gradle
16 5 (0.94%) Mockito
17 4 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 99 (18.54%) Finance
2 49 (9.18%) Public Sector
3 29 (5.43%) Retail
4 24 (4.49%) Banking
5 12 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.50%) Electronics
6 8 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.50%) Marketing
7 6 (1.12%) Law
8 5 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.56%) Automotive
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 120 (22.47%) Developer
2 114 (21.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 81 (15.17%) Architect
4 52 (9.74%) AWS DevOps
5 45 (8.43%) AWS Engineer
6 34 (6.37%) Cloud Engineer
7 31 (5.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 31 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 31 (5.81%) Java Developer
8 30 (5.62%) Consultant
9 27 (5.06%) Software Developer
9 27 (5.06%) Technical Leader
10 24 (4.49%) Technical Architect
11 23 (4.31%) Cloud Architect
12 20 (3.75%) Analyst
12 20 (3.75%) Senior DevOps
13 19 (3.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 17 (3.18%) AWS Architect
14 17 (3.18%) AWS Developer
14 17 (3.18%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (12.55%) Web Services
2 55 (10.30%) .NET
3 53 (9.93%) Node.js
4 34 (6.37%) Kafka
5 23 (4.31%) RESTful
6 20 (3.75%) HTML
6 20 (3.75%) Middleware
7 19 (3.56%) CSS
8 18 (3.37%) XML
9 17 (3.18%) .NET Framework
9 17 (3.18%) Spring
10 16 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (2.81%) .NET Core
11 15 (2.81%) J2EE
11 15 (2.81%) Redux
12 14 (2.62%) AngularJS
12 14 (2.62%) REST
13 12 (2.25%) ASP.NET
14 11 (2.06%) LDAP
14 11 (2.06%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
1 29 (5.43%) Public Cloud
2 28 (5.24%) Cloud Native
3 27 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (3.93%) Data Centre
6 20 (3.75%) Data Protection Act
7 17 (3.18%) NHS
8 14 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.43%) Replication
10 12 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.31%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
13 5 (0.94%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.75%) iPad
15 3 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
16 2 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 135 (25.28%) Linux
2 84 (15.73%) Windows
3 37 (6.93%) Windows Server
4 33 (6.18%) CentOS
5 32 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (5.24%) Unix
6 28 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (3.56%) CoreOS
8 13 (2.43%) Solaris
8 13 (2.43%) Ubuntu
9 12 (2.25%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.50%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.94%) zOS
13 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.56%) Debian
13 3 (0.56%) VMS
13 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (44.76%) DevOps
3 76 (14.23%) Microservices
4 68 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (12.73%) Scrum
5 62 (11.61%) Infrastructure as Code
6 56 (10.49%) Migration
7 50 (9.36%) Configuration Management
8 44 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 43 (8.05%) Open Source
10 34 (6.37%) TDD
10 34 (6.37%) Workflow
11 33 (6.18%) ETL
11 33 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (5.99%) Information Security
13 30 (5.62%) Infrastructure Automation
13 30 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (5.43%) Kanban
15 28 (5.24%) DevSecOps
16 27 (5.06%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 161 (30.15%) Python
2 125 (23.41%) Java
3 77 (14.42%) SQL
4 68 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 57 (10.67%) PowerShell
6 38 (7.12%) Bash Shell
7 24 (4.49%) C#
8 23 (4.31%) Go
9 20 (3.75%) Ruby
9 20 (3.75%) Rust
10 16 (3.00%) Scala
11 13 (2.43%) C
12 11 (2.06%) ANSI SQL
13 8 (1.50%) Java 8
14 7 (1.31%) Groovy
14 7 (1.31%) PHP
14 7 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 101 (18.91%) Security Cleared
2 70 (13.11%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.81%) DV Cleared
4 28 (5.24%) AWS Certification
5 17 (3.18%) Degree
6 13 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.25%) CISSP
8 10 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (1.69%) CISM
10 8 (1.50%) SANS
11 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.12%) CISA
12 6 (1.12%) MCP
12 6 (1.12%) MCSA
13 5 (0.94%) MCSE
13 5 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.75%) ISSAP
14 4 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
15 3 (0.56%) RHCE
16 2 (0.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (1.87%) QA
2 7 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.94%) GDPR
3 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (0.75%) COBIT
4 4 (0.75%) NIST
5 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) NCSC
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 146 (27.34%) Docker
2 69 (12.92%) Active Directory
3 32 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 14 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.25%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.87%) vSphere
8 9 (1.69%) NDS
9 7 (1.31%) XenApp
10 6 (1.12%) LXC
10 6 (1.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 4 (0.75%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.75%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.19%) iptables
13 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 148 (27.72%) Kubernetes
2 129 (24.16%) Ansible
3 124 (23.22%) Terraform
4 49 (9.18%) Puppet
5 35 (6.55%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (4.49%) FreeIPA
7 23 (4.31%) Grafana
8 21 (3.93%) Prometheus
8 21 (3.93%) SCCM
9 17 (3.18%) SCOM
10 15 (2.81%) vRealize
11 11 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (2.06%) Tivoli
12 10 (1.87%) SCVMM
13 9 (1.69%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 8 (1.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
15 7 (1.31%) Graphite
15 7 (1.31%) Packer
16 5 (0.94%) vCenter Server
17 4 (0.75%) Kibana
Vendors
1 70 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 60 (11.24%) VMware
3 32 (5.99%) Oracle
4 31 (5.81%) Red Hat
5 29 (5.43%) Cisco
5 29 (5.43%) Google
6 26 (4.87%) Black Duck
7 25 (4.68%) Veracode
8 22 (4.12%) Splunk
9 18 (3.37%) ServiceNow
10 14 (2.62%) Micro Focus
11 13 (2.43%) Citrix
11 13 (2.43%) SAP
12 12 (2.25%) NetIQ
13 10 (1.87%) Okta
14 9 (1.69%) ForgeRock
14 9 (1.69%) HP
14 9 (1.69%) IBM
15 6 (1.12%) SaltStack
16 5 (0.94%) Ping Identity