Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 20 32
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 +12
Contract jobs citing AWS 251 495 350
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 13.19% 7.82% 6.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.89% 30.73% 30.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 347 285
Median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £363 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £713 £575
England median daily rate £539 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -2.09% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 547 1,611 1,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.74% 25.46% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 1,047 777
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +10.39%
10th Percentile £325 £250 £284
90th Percentile £638 £659 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 32
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00% -36.36%
10th Percentile £18.58 £14.00 £12.55
90th Percentile £40.88 £46.65 £49.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.22 £19.00
% change year-on-year +50.76% +22.18% -9.52%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in the South West.

Daily rate trend for AWS in the South West

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in the South West over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in the South West

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in the South West.

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 22 September 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 +11 88 £500 -15.25% 22
Devon +5 61 £525 - 17
Bristol +15 46 £525 +5.00% 44
Gloucestershire +24 40 £456 -3.95% 22
Dorset +19 5 £438 - 12
Somerset -13 5 £365 -24.94% 10
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 127 (50.60%) Azure
2 107 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (40.64%) Security Cleared
4 82 (32.67%) SC Cleared
5 80 (31.87%) Java
6 77 (30.68%) DevOps
7 55 (21.91%) TDD
8 52 (20.72%) Python
9 44 (17.53%) Migration
10 43 (17.13%) JavaScript
11 41 (16.33%) Terraform
12 39 (15.54%) Web Services
12 39 (15.54%) Scrum
13 37 (14.74%) Linux
13 37 (14.74%) Test Automation
14 33 (13.15%) Degree
15 31 (12.35%) Node.js
15 31 (12.35%) GCP
16 29 (11.55%) SAML
17 28 (11.16%) Active Directory
17 28 (11.16%) Jenkins
18 27 (10.76%) Front End Development
18 27 (10.76%) DV Cleared
18 27 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (9.96%) Kanban
20 24 (9.56%) BDD
21 23 (9.16%) AngularJS
21 23 (9.16%) Kubernetes
21 23 (9.16%) Public Cloud
21 23 (9.16%) Public Sector

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 10 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.39%) Confluence
3 6 (2.39%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (2.39%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.99%) Apache
5 3 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.80%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Avolution ABACUS
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.80%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 127 (50.60%) Azure
2 31 (12.35%) GCP
3 20 (7.97%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (7.57%) Amazon S3
5 16 (6.37%) SaaS
6 13 (5.18%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (5.18%) Route 53
7 10 (3.98%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (3.98%) PaaS
7 10 (3.98%) Serverless
8 8 (3.19%) GitHub
9 7 (2.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 7 (2.79%) IaaS
9 7 (2.79%) Power Platform
10 6 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (2.39%) Azure Stack
11 5 (1.99%) Office 365
12 4 (1.59%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (1.20%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.17%) Firewall
2 10 (3.98%) Network Security
3 8 (3.19%) Internet
3 8 (3.19%) Skype
4 6 (2.39%) NGN
5 4 (1.59%) DNS
5 4 (1.59%) SSL
5 4 (1.59%) X.509
6 3 (1.20%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (1.20%) VLAN
7 2 (0.80%) SMTP
7 2 (0.80%) SNMP
7 2 (0.80%) VPN
7 2 (0.80%) WAN
8 1 (0.40%) LAN
8 1 (0.40%) MPLS
8 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.40%) VoIP
8 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.57%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (7.17%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (3.98%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.59%) MySQL
5 4 (1.59%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.59%) Power BI
6 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2019
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.80%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.80%) OLTP
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.80%) Redis
7 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (11.16%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.37%) SonarQube
3 15 (5.98%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.38%) JIRA
5 9 (3.59%) DbUnit
5 9 (3.59%) jMock
5 9 (3.59%) JUnit
5 9 (3.59%) Maven
5 9 (3.59%) Mockito
5 9 (3.59%) Selenium
6 7 (2.79%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.79%) GitLab
7 5 (1.99%) Bitbucket Server
7 5 (1.99%) Hudson
8 4 (1.59%) JMeter
8 4 (1.59%) Liquibase
9 3 (1.20%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.20%) Subversion
9 3 (1.20%) Trac
General
1 23 (9.16%) Public Sector
2 16 (6.37%) Finance
3 7 (2.79%) Marketing
4 4 (1.59%) Electronics
4 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (35.86%) Developer
2 30 (11.95%) Architect
2 30 (11.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (8.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 19 (7.57%) AWS Engineer
4 19 (7.57%) Delivery Manager
5 16 (6.37%) Java Developer
6 13 (5.18%) Tester
7 12 (4.78%) Technical Architect
8 11 (4.38%) AWS DevOps
8 11 (4.38%) Security Specialist
9 10 (3.98%) AWS Developer
9 10 (3.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.59%) Automation Tester
10 9 (3.59%) Lead Developer
10 9 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.19%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (3.19%) Consultant
11 8 (3.19%) Technical Delivery Manager
11 8 (3.19%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.54%) Web Services
2 31 (12.35%) Node.js
3 29 (11.55%) SAML
4 23 (9.16%) AngularJS
5 22 (8.76%) HTML
6 20 (7.97%) CSS
6 20 (7.97%) Spring
7 18 (7.17%) OpenID
8 17 (6.77%) OAuth
8 17 (6.77%) SailPoint
9 15 (5.98%) Middleware
10 14 (5.58%) Leaflet
10 14 (5.58%) SOAP
10 14 (5.58%) Spring Boot
11 13 (5.18%) .NET
11 13 (5.18%) REST
11 13 (5.18%) XML
12 12 (4.78%) LDAP
13 11 (4.38%) React
14 9 (3.59%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.16%) Public Cloud
2 20 (7.97%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.38%) PKI
4 8 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.79%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.59%) NHS
7 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.20%) User Experience
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.74%) Linux
2 13 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (5.18%) Windows
3 6 (2.39%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.20%) Amazon Linux
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.20%) Unix
5 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.80%) VMS
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (30.68%) DevOps
3 55 (21.91%) TDD
4 44 (17.53%) Migration
5 39 (15.54%) Scrum
6 37 (14.74%) Test Automation
7 27 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (10.76%) Front End Development
8 25 (9.96%) Kanban
9 24 (9.56%) BDD
10 21 (8.37%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (8.37%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (8.37%) Identity Access Management
10 21 (8.37%) Information Security
10 21 (8.37%) Waterfall
11 20 (7.97%) Computer Science
11 20 (7.97%) Open Source
12 19 (7.57%) Security Operations
13 18 (7.17%) Deployment Automation
14 17 (6.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (31.87%) Java
2 52 (20.72%) Python
3 43 (17.13%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.57%) SQL
5 16 (6.37%) TypeScript
6 12 (4.78%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.78%) Shell Script
7 11 (4.38%) C#
8 9 (3.59%) Go
9 8 (3.19%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.79%) Scala
11 4 (1.59%) Java 8
12 3 (1.20%) Ruby
13 2 (0.80%) AWK
13 2 (0.80%) Jython
13 2 (0.80%) Perl
13 2 (0.80%) PHP
13 2 (0.80%) sed
13 2 (0.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (40.64%) Security Cleared
2 82 (32.67%) SC Cleared
3 33 (13.15%) Degree
4 27 (10.76%) DV Cleared
5 19 (7.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (5.58%) AWS Certification
7 12 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (3.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 10 (3.98%) CCSP
8 10 (3.98%) CISSP
9 4 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.80%) CCNP
11 2 (0.80%) CEH
11 2 (0.80%) CEPT
11 2 (0.80%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.80%) CITP
11 2 (0.80%) GPEN
12 1 (0.40%) CCDP
12 1 (0.40%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.99%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (11.16%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.37%) Docker
3 12 (4.78%) NDS
3 12 (4.78%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 11 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.19%) vSphere
6 3 (1.20%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.20%) OpenDJ
6 3 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.80%) NFS
7 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.40%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 41 (16.33%) Terraform
2 23 (9.16%) Kubernetes
3 15 (5.98%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 12 (4.78%) Tivoli
5 11 (4.38%) Ansible
5 11 (4.38%) Puppet
6 9 (3.59%) SCCM
7 8 (3.19%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.39%) WSUS
9 4 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.20%) logstash
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 3 (1.20%) SCOM
10 3 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 3 (1.20%) vRealize
11 2 (0.80%) Cacti
11 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.80%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.80%) Ganglia
11 2 (0.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (8.37%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.97%) ForgeRock
2 20 (7.97%) Google
2 20 (7.97%) NetIQ
3 19 (7.57%) Oracle
4 14 (5.58%) Novell
5 13 (5.18%) VMware
6 10 (3.98%) Fortinet
7 9 (3.59%) Palo Alto
8 7 (2.79%) IBM
9 6 (2.39%) Cisco
9 6 (2.39%) Okta
9 6 (2.39%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.99%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.99%) SAP
11 4 (1.59%) Informatica
11 4 (1.59%) Splunk
12 3 (1.20%) CyberArk
12 3 (1.20%) SnapLogic