Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 24 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +43
Contract jobs citing AWS 445 463 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.21% 7.22% 6.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.58% 31.80% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 324 205
South West median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £406 £388 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £540 £533 £525
% change year-on-year +1.41% +1.43% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year - -15.89% -10.03%

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 1,409 1,456 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.00% 22.69% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 995 615
South West median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +11.11%
10th Percentile £260 £295 £228
90th Percentile £650 £625 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 13 30
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +21.80% -47.26%
10th Percentile £11.10 £17.30 £10.74
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £22.74 £17.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.74% -11.00% +5.26%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +7 139 £513 -2.38% 12
Devon +3 120 £600 +20.00% 48
Bristol -9 105 £488 -2.50% 56
Gloucestershire +5 42 £521 +9.74% 41
Somerset +6 22 £575 +21.05% 23
Dorset -9 3 £475 -9.52% 17
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 215 (48.31%) Azure
2 189 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (31.46%) DevOps
4 129 (28.99%) Security Cleared
5 120 (26.97%) Java
6 111 (24.94%) SC Cleared
7 92 (20.67%) Python
8 88 (19.78%) Scrum
9 80 (17.98%) JavaScript
9 80 (17.98%) Kubernetes
10 79 (17.75%) Web Services
11 77 (17.30%) Docker
12 76 (17.08%) Terraform
13 68 (15.28%) Linux
14 64 (14.38%) Jenkins
14 64 (14.38%) Public Cloud
14 64 (14.38%) Public Sector
15 60 (13.48%) Serverless
16 57 (12.81%) Microsoft
17 53 (11.91%) JIRA
18 52 (11.69%) GCP
19 51 (11.46%) HTML
20 50 (11.24%) Infrastructure as Code
21 49 (11.01%) SQL
22 48 (10.79%) Migration
22 48 (10.79%) TDD
22 48 (10.79%) Spring
22 48 (10.79%) Google
23 45 (10.11%) Windows
23 45 (10.11%) Ansible

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 30 (6.74%) Confluence
2 16 (3.60%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.57%) IIS
5 7 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.35%) Apache
6 6 (1.35%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.90%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.67%) Mule
8 3 (0.67%) nginx
8 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.45%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.45%) WordPress
10 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) Drupal
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.45%) Sketch
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 215 (48.31%) Azure
2 60 (13.48%) Serverless
3 52 (11.69%) GCP
4 39 (8.76%) Amazon S3
5 37 (8.31%) AWS Lambda
6 35 (7.87%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (7.19%) Office 365
8 27 (6.07%) OpenShift
9 21 (4.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (4.04%) PaaS
11 16 (3.60%) IaaS
11 16 (3.60%) SaaS
12 14 (3.15%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (2.92%) Route 53
14 11 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (1.57%) Amazon ECS
15 7 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (1.12%) Apigee
18 4 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.04%) Firewall
2 11 (2.47%) SSL
2 11 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.25%) Kerberos
3 10 (2.25%) VPN
4 7 (1.57%) SAN
4 7 (1.57%) Skype
5 6 (1.35%) Network Security
6 4 (0.90%) DNS
6 4 (0.90%) HTTP
6 4 (0.90%) LAN
6 4 (0.90%) X.500
7 3 (0.67%) DHCP
7 3 (0.67%) FTP
7 3 (0.67%) IPsec
7 3 (0.67%) WAN
8 2 (0.45%) Internet
8 2 (0.45%) NAS
8 2 (0.45%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (4.27%) Amazon RDS
2 19 (4.27%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.25%) Data Lake
4 8 (1.80%) MySQL
4 8 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.90%) DB2
8 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.67%) Amazon Athena
9 3 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.67%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 64 (14.38%) Jenkins
2 53 (11.91%) JIRA
3 41 (9.21%) Git (software)
4 30 (6.74%) Cucumber
5 24 (5.39%) Mockito
6 21 (4.72%) Maven
7 18 (4.04%) GitLab
8 16 (3.60%) Bitbucket
9 14 (3.15%) Selenium
10 13 (2.92%) JUnit
11 12 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (2.02%) Appium
12 9 (2.02%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.57%) Gradle
14 6 (1.35%) MSBuild
14 6 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (1.35%) Subversion
15 5 (1.12%) Jasmine
15 5 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (0.67%) SoapUI
General
1 64 (14.38%) Public Sector
2 38 (8.54%) Finance
3 8 (1.80%) Banking
3 8 (1.80%) Marketing
3 8 (1.80%) Retail
3 8 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.12%) Electronics
4 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.90%) Law
6 2 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.22%) Games
7 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 151 (33.93%) Developer
2 85 (19.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 64 (14.38%) Architect
4 50 (11.24%) Java Developer
5 42 (9.44%) AWS Engineer
6 32 (7.19%) AWS DevOps
7 30 (6.74%) Software Developer
7 30 (6.74%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (6.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 25 (5.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 21 (4.72%) Consultant
10 21 (4.72%) Python Developer
11 16 (3.60%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.15%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.15%) Senior DevOps
13 13 (2.92%) AWS Developer
13 13 (2.92%) Cloud Architect
13 13 (2.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 12 (2.70%) .NET Developer
14 12 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (17.75%) Web Services
2 51 (11.46%) HTML
3 48 (10.79%) Spring
4 44 (9.89%) CSS
5 40 (8.99%) AngularJS
6 36 (8.09%) .NET
7 33 (7.42%) Node.js
8 30 (6.74%) RESTful
9 26 (5.84%) Spring Boot
10 21 (4.72%) SAML
11 17 (3.82%) XML
12 16 (3.60%) Angular 2
13 15 (3.37%) OAuth
13 15 (3.37%) SOAP
14 14 (3.15%) .NET Core
14 14 (3.15%) LDAP
14 14 (3.15%) React
15 13 (2.92%) ASP.NET
15 13 (2.92%) OpenID
15 13 (2.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (14.38%) Public Cloud
2 14 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (2.70%) PKI
4 11 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.02%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.57%) Replication
8 6 (1.35%) User Experience
9 5 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.90%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.90%) NHS
10 4 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.45%) CMDB
12 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 68 (15.28%) Linux
2 45 (10.11%) Windows
3 25 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.35%) Android
7 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.45%) Debian
9 2 (0.45%) Unix
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) CentOS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (31.46%) DevOps
3 88 (19.78%) Scrum
4 50 (11.24%) Infrastructure as Code
5 48 (10.79%) Migration
5 48 (10.79%) TDD
6 43 (9.66%) BDD
6 43 (9.66%) Kanban
6 43 (9.66%) Microservices
7 42 (9.44%) Continuous Deployment
8 41 (9.21%) SDLC
9 40 (8.99%) Test Automation
9 40 (8.99%) Web Development
10 39 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (8.31%) Mentoring
12 35 (7.87%) Software Engineering
13 32 (7.19%) Configuration Management
14 28 (6.29%) Front End Development
15 24 (5.39%) Continuous Delivery
15 24 (5.39%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (26.97%) Java
2 92 (20.67%) Python
3 80 (17.98%) JavaScript
4 49 (11.01%) SQL
5 30 (6.74%) C#
6 27 (6.07%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.72%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.47%) Groovy
9 9 (2.02%) Java 8
10 8 (1.80%) C
10 8 (1.80%) C++
10 8 (1.80%) Scala
11 7 (1.57%) Ruby
12 5 (1.12%) ES6
12 5 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.12%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.90%) Delphi
14 3 (0.67%) Perl
15 2 (0.45%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 129 (28.99%) Security Cleared
2 111 (24.94%) SC Cleared
3 45 (10.11%) AWS Certification
4 27 (6.07%) Degree
5 24 (5.39%) DV Cleared
6 16 (3.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (1.57%) CISSP
9 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.12%) SANS
11 4 (0.90%) ISEB
11 4 (0.90%) RIBA
12 3 (0.67%) CISA
12 3 (0.67%) CISM
12 3 (0.67%) GIAC
12 3 (0.67%) HND
12 3 (0.67%) MCSA
13 2 (0.45%) CCNA
13 2 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.02%) QA
2 7 (1.57%) GDPR
2 7 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.90%) SLA
5 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 77 (17.30%) Docker
2 41 (9.21%) Active Directory
3 32 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.70%) NDS
4 12 (2.70%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 10 (2.25%) vSphere
6 6 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.67%) XenApp
7 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.22%) HDFS
8 1 (0.22%) Varnish
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (17.98%) Kubernetes
2 76 (17.08%) Terraform
3 45 (10.11%) Ansible
4 29 (6.52%) Puppet
5 17 (3.82%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 15 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.47%) SCCM
8 7 (1.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.90%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.67%) Packer
12 2 (0.45%) CASB
12 2 (0.45%) Rancher
12 2 (0.45%) Salt
12 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 57 (12.81%) Microsoft
2 48 (10.79%) Google
3 44 (9.89%) Oracle
4 38 (8.54%) VMware
5 21 (4.72%) ForgeRock
5 21 (4.72%) NetIQ
6 18 (4.04%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.47%) SAP
8 10 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (2.02%) Citrix
10 8 (1.80%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.57%) Cisco
11 7 (1.57%) Novell
12 6 (1.35%) Meraki
12 6 (1.35%) Ping Identity
13 5 (1.12%) Splunk
14 4 (0.90%) BMC
14 4 (0.90%) IBM
15 3 (0.67%) Mitel
15 3 (0.67%) Symantec