Period
to 17 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 January 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 West
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 29 38
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +31
Contract jobs citing AWS 415 423 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.04% 6.64% 4.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.78% 30.37% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 291 143
South West median daily rate £525 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £394 £306
90th Percentile £650 £618 £610
England median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.13 £41.61
% change year-on-year -14.89% -1.17% +18.89%

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 1,442 1,393 833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.46% 21.87% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 946 536
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +10.43% +5.16%
10th Percentile £246 £275 £213
90th Percentile £650 £600 £562
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 19 27
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +18.12% -27.67%
10th Percentile £14.45 £16.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £63.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -7.89% -

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the South West

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 AWS in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in the South West

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in the South West

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 AWS in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS in the South West

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 AWS within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Wiltshire +13 162 £525 - 19
Bristol -8 111 £500 +5.26% 64
Devon +1 71 £600 +20.00% 45
Gloucestershire +6 38 £500 - 31
Somerset +5 19 £575 +21.05% 14
Dorset -14 1 - - 9
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 West region with a requirement for AWS.

1 223 (53.73%) Azure
2 174 (41.93%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (35.90%) DevOps
4 113 (27.23%) Security Cleared
5 106 (25.54%) Java
6 95 (22.89%) SC Cleared
7 92 (22.17%) Docker
8 90 (21.69%) Kubernetes
9 89 (21.45%) Terraform
10 79 (19.04%) Microsoft
10 79 (19.04%) Scrum
11 77 (18.55%) Web Services
12 75 (18.07%) Python
13 73 (17.59%) JavaScript
13 73 (17.59%) Jenkins
14 64 (15.42%) Linux
15 63 (15.18%) Windows
16 59 (14.22%) Public Cloud
17 57 (13.73%) Ansible
18 54 (13.01%) GCP
19 52 (12.53%) Serverless
20 50 (12.05%) Infrastructure as Code
20 50 (12.05%) Microservices
21 49 (11.81%) Public Sector
21 49 (11.81%) Oracle
22 48 (11.57%) SQL
23 47 (11.33%) VMware
24 46 (11.08%) Active Directory
25 45 (10.84%) JIRA
26 44 (10.60%) Migration

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 (6.99%) Confluence
2 18 (4.34%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.65%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.20%) IIS
7 4 (0.96%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.96%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.72%) Apache
8 3 (0.72%) Mule
8 3 (0.72%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.48%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.48%) Drupal
9 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.24%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 223 (53.73%) Azure
2 54 (13.01%) GCP
3 52 (12.53%) Serverless
4 38 (9.16%) Office 365
5 33 (7.95%) OpenShift
6 29 (6.99%) Amazon S3
7 28 (6.75%) AWS Lambda
8 26 (6.27%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (6.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (4.58%) PaaS
11 17 (4.10%) SaaS
12 16 (3.86%) IaaS
13 13 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (2.89%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (2.89%) Route 53
15 8 (1.93%) Apigee
16 7 (1.69%) Amazon ECS
17 5 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 4 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.75%) Firewall
2 12 (2.89%) SSL
3 11 (2.65%) VPN
4 10 (2.41%) Kerberos
5 9 (2.17%) SAN
5 9 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.69%) Skype
7 6 (1.45%) Network Security
8 5 (1.20%) DHCP
8 5 (1.20%) DNS
8 5 (1.20%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.96%) LAN
9 4 (0.96%) X.500
10 3 (0.72%) DMZ
10 3 (0.72%) WAN
11 2 (0.48%) FTP
11 2 (0.48%) HTTP
11 2 (0.48%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.48%) Internet
11 2 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.65%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.65%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.65%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.17%) MySQL
7 8 (1.93%) Amazon Redshift
7 8 (1.93%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.69%) DB2
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.72%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.48%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 73 (17.59%) Jenkins
2 45 (10.84%) JIRA
3 42 (10.12%) Git (software)
4 22 (5.30%) Cucumber
5 21 (5.06%) Maven
6 20 (4.82%) Selenium
7 18 (4.34%) GitLab
8 16 (3.86%) Mockito
9 13 (3.13%) Bitbucket
9 13 (3.13%) JUnit
10 12 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (2.17%) Appium
11 9 (2.17%) Artifactory
12 8 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (1.69%) Gradle
13 7 (1.69%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (1.45%) Subversion
15 5 (1.20%) MSBuild
15 5 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (11.81%) Public Sector
2 40 (9.64%) Finance
3 13 (3.13%) Banking
4 11 (2.65%) Retail
5 9 (2.17%) Marketing
5 9 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.45%) Electronics
6 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.20%) Law
8 3 (0.72%) Automotive
8 3 (0.72%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 133 (32.05%) Developer
2 80 (19.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 62 (14.94%) Architect
4 41 (9.88%) Java Developer
5 31 (7.47%) AWS Engineer
6 29 (6.99%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (6.27%) Consultant
8 23 (5.54%) AWS DevOps
9 20 (4.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 17 (4.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 17 (4.10%) Senior DevOps
10 17 (4.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 17 (4.10%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.61%) .NET Developer
11 15 (3.61%) Cloud Architect
12 13 (3.13%) Python Developer
13 12 (2.89%) Project Manager
13 12 (2.89%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 11 (2.65%) Analyst
14 11 (2.65%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (18.55%) Web Services
2 43 (10.36%) HTML
3 39 (9.40%) Spring
4 38 (9.16%) CSS
5 35 (8.43%) RESTful
6 33 (7.95%) .NET
7 31 (7.47%) AngularJS
7 31 (7.47%) Node.js
8 20 (4.82%) SAML
9 18 (4.34%) XML
10 16 (3.86%) SOAP
11 15 (3.61%) ASP.NET
11 15 (3.61%) Spring Boot
12 14 (3.37%) .NET Core
12 14 (3.37%) OAuth
13 13 (3.13%) LDAP
13 13 (3.13%) React
14 12 (2.89%) JSF
14 12 (2.89%) OpenID
14 12 (2.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.22%) Public Cloud
2 21 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.89%) PKI
6 10 (2.41%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.45%) Replication
9 5 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.96%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.96%) NHS
10 4 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.96%) User Experience
10 4 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.48%) CMDB
12 2 (0.48%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.42%) Linux
2 63 (15.18%) Windows
3 32 (7.71%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 11 (2.65%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.93%) Android
9 7 (1.69%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.72%) CentOS
11 3 (0.72%) Debian
11 3 (0.72%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.72%) zOS
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (41.93%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (35.90%) DevOps
3 79 (19.04%) Scrum
4 50 (12.05%) Infrastructure as Code
4 50 (12.05%) Microservices
5 44 (10.60%) Migration
6 39 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (8.19%) TDD
8 31 (7.47%) Kanban
9 30 (7.23%) BDD
9 30 (7.23%) Configuration Management
9 30 (7.23%) Continuous Deployment
10 27 (6.51%) Mentoring
10 27 (6.51%) Web Development
11 26 (6.27%) SDLC
12 25 (6.02%) Software Engineering
13 24 (5.78%) Identity Access Management
14 23 (5.54%) Open Source
15 22 (5.30%) Test Automation
16 21 (5.06%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 106 (25.54%) Java
2 75 (18.07%) Python
3 73 (17.59%) JavaScript
4 48 (11.57%) SQL
5 31 (7.47%) PowerShell
6 20 (4.82%) Bash Shell
6 20 (4.82%) C#
7 11 (2.65%) C
8 8 (1.93%) Java 8
9 7 (1.69%) Groovy
9 7 (1.69%) Scala
10 5 (1.20%) C++
10 5 (1.20%) Ruby
11 4 (0.96%) Delphi
11 4 (0.96%) ES6
11 4 (0.96%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.72%) Perl
12 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.48%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.24%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 113 (27.23%) Security Cleared
2 95 (22.89%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.27%) DV Cleared
4 22 (5.30%) Degree
5 20 (4.82%) AWS Certification
6 14 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.69%) CISSP
9 7 (1.69%) SANS
10 6 (1.45%) MCSA
11 5 (1.20%) MCSE
11 5 (1.20%) RHCE
12 4 (0.96%) CISA
12 4 (0.96%) CISM
12 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.96%) RIBA
13 3 (0.72%) GIAC
13 3 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.93%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) GDPR
2 6 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.20%) SLA
4 4 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.24%) NIST
System Software
1 92 (22.17%) Docker
2 46 (11.08%) Active Directory
3 40 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.86%) vSphere
5 11 (2.65%) NDS
5 11 (2.65%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 8 (1.93%) XenApp
6 8 (1.93%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.20%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 90 (21.69%) Kubernetes
2 89 (21.45%) Terraform
3 57 (13.73%) Ansible
4 24 (5.78%) Puppet
5 18 (4.34%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (3.86%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 15 (3.61%) SCCM
8 10 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (1.93%) Kibana
10 7 (1.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (1.20%) SCOM
12 4 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.72%) Packer
13 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (0.72%) rkt
13 3 (0.72%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (19.04%) Microsoft
2 49 (11.81%) Oracle
3 47 (11.33%) VMware
4 42 (10.12%) Google
5 20 (4.82%) ForgeRock
5 20 (4.82%) NetIQ
6 16 (3.86%) Atlassian
7 14 (3.37%) Citrix
8 11 (2.65%) SAP
9 10 (2.41%) Cisco
10 8 (1.93%) Palo Alto
10 8 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.93%) Veracode
11 6 (1.45%) Meraki
11 6 (1.45%) Novell
11 6 (1.45%) Okta
11 6 (1.45%) Ping Identity
11 6 (1.45%) Splunk
12 5 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.20%) Sony