Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 16 January 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 40 72
Rank change year-on-year +18 +32 +82
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 3,917 2,474 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 7.40% 4.77% 3.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.87% 30.74% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,677 1,663 1,041
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £361 £344 £325
90th Percentile £625 £617 £613
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.96 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.55% +17.02% -24.48%
10th Percentile £37.69 £35.00 £20.60
90th Percentile £48.40 £45.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £41.61 £35.00
% change year-on-year -0.26% +18.89% +15.93%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 11,565 8,048 5,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.85% 15.52% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,501 5,130 3,674
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £238 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 140 119
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.58% -28.17%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £49.75 £41.95 £44.60
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.81 £18.55
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.44% -15.70%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Amazon AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in the UK excluding London

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon AWS in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in the UK excluding London

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the UK excluding London

Amazon AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Amazon AWS in the UK excluding London

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
North of England +30 1,038 £490 +8.89% 370
South East +3 999 £525 +8.47% 375
Midlands +32 675 £475 - 251
Yorkshire +35 450 £450 - 143
North West +23 447 £500 +5.26% 183
West Midlands +24 427 £500 +5.26% 165
South West +9 420 £480 +6.67% 185
East of England +26 356 £500 -4.76% 152
Scotland +29 300 £475 +11.76% 89
East Midlands +39 229 £450 +9.09% 86
North East +51 145 £500 +17.65% 44
Wales -5 128 £519 +3.75% 64
Northern Ireland +32 12 £434 - 27
South Coast - 2 - -
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 1,631 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1,614 (41.21%) DevOps
3 1,544 (39.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,148 (29.31%) Linux
5 1,086 (27.73%) Java
6 1,064 (27.16%) Jenkins
7 1,033 (26.37%) Ansible
8 952 (24.30%) Docker
9 850 (21.70%) Python
10 775 (19.79%) Puppet
11 739 (18.87%) Git (software)
12 695 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
13 670 (17.10%) Terraform
14 648 (16.54%) Web Services
15 623 (15.91%) Kubernetes
16 584 (14.91%) Windows
17 566 (14.45%) TDD
18 565 (14.42%) Opscode Chef
19 549 (14.02%) SQL
20 544 (13.89%) Microservices
21 542 (13.84%) JavaScript
22 531 (13.56%) Scrum
23 482 (12.31%) JIRA
24 479 (12.23%) Migration
25 473 (12.08%) Microsoft
26 454 (11.59%) Oracle
27 446 (11.39%) Finance
28 433 (11.05%) MySQL
29 405 (10.34%) Configuration Management
30 391 (9.98%) Amazon EC2

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 305 (7.79%) Confluence
2 205 (5.23%) Tomcat
3 154 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
4 145 (3.70%) OpenStack
5 125 (3.19%) WebSphere
6 119 (3.04%) Apache
7 112 (2.86%) nginx
8 107 (2.73%) WebLogic
9 90 (2.30%) Apache Spark
10 83 (2.12%) Jetty
11 82 (2.09%) JBoss
12 69 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
12 69 (1.76%) IIS
13 51 (1.30%) SharePoint
14 39 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 37 (0.94%) MS Exchange
16 33 (0.84%) CMS
17 31 (0.79%) Apache Solr
18 29 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
19 28 (0.71%) Mongrel
Applications
1 22 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.051%) HipChat
6 1 (0.026%) CATIA
6 1 (0.026%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.026%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.026%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.10%) Magento
4 4 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.077%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.051%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.051%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.051%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.051%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.026%) HFM
7 1 (0.026%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.026%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.026%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1,544 (39.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 391 (9.98%) Amazon EC2
3 319 (8.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 318 (8.12%) Serverless
5 314 (8.02%) Amazon S3
6 295 (7.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 242 (6.18%) IaaS
8 237 (6.05%) AWS Lambda
9 221 (5.64%) PaaS
10 204 (5.21%) SaaS
11 184 (4.70%) Cloud Computing
12 176 (4.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 158 (4.03%) Office 365
14 129 (3.29%) GitHub
15 109 (2.78%) OpenShift
16 108 (2.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 108 (2.76%) Amazon SQS
17 106 (2.71%) Route 53
18 87 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
19 76 (1.94%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 312 (7.97%) Firewall
2 202 (5.16%) DNS
3 164 (4.19%) HTTP
4 147 (3.75%) VPN
5 109 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 106 (2.71%) WAN
7 88 (2.25%) SAN
8 78 (1.99%) SSL
9 64 (1.63%) DHCP
10 57 (1.46%) LAN
11 55 (1.40%) Internet
12 51 (1.30%) Network Security
13 49 (1.25%) Wireless
14 41 (1.05%) IPsec
15 39 (1.00%) VLAN
16 37 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
17 35 (0.89%) FTP
18 34 (0.87%) BGP
19 33 (0.84%) OSPF
20 29 (0.74%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 433 (11.05%) MySQL
2 341 (8.71%) NoSQL
3 337 (8.60%) SQL Server
4 321 (8.20%) MongoDB
5 300 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
6 235 (6.00%) Hadoop
7 221 (5.64%) Amazon RDS
8 190 (4.85%) Big Data
9 133 (3.40%) Relational Database
10 131 (3.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 108 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
12 106 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 98 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
14 94 (2.40%) Oracle Database
15 71 (1.81%) Redis
16 66 (1.68%) RDBMS
17 65 (1.66%) Amazon Aurora
18 55 (1.40%) Apache Hive
19 31 (0.79%) Data Lake
20 29 (0.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,064 (27.16%) Jenkins
2 739 (18.87%) Git (software)
3 482 (12.31%) JIRA
4 243 (6.20%) Maven
5 166 (4.24%) GitLab
6 163 (4.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 150 (3.83%) Subversion
8 148 (3.78%) Selenium
9 125 (3.19%) SonarQube
10 114 (2.91%) JUnit
11 97 (2.48%) TeamCity
12 87 (2.22%) Cucumber
13 86 (2.20%) Artifactory
14 78 (1.99%) Vagrant
15 76 (1.94%) NUnit
16 73 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
17 72 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
18 71 (1.81%) MSTest
19 69 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 65 (1.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 446 (11.39%) Finance
2 124 (3.17%) Banking
3 116 (2.96%) Retail
4 105 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 71 (1.81%) Marketing
6 64 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 49 (1.25%) Electronics
8 41 (1.05%) Law
9 27 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 27 (0.69%) Legal
10 23 (0.59%) Publishing
11 21 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 15 (0.38%) Back Office
13 13 (0.33%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.31%) Advertising
14 12 (0.31%) Billing
15 11 (0.28%) Automotive
16 9 (0.23%) Games
17 8 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 962 (24.56%) Developer
2 843 (21.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 609 (15.55%) Architect
4 442 (11.28%) AWS Engineer
5 366 (9.34%) Java Developer
6 315 (8.04%) AWS DevOps
7 264 (6.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 229 (5.85%) Cloud Engineer
9 188 (4.80%) Consultant
10 167 (4.26%) AWS Architect
11 157 (4.01%) Cloud Architect
12 156 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
13 140 (3.57%) Senior Developer
14 135 (3.45%) .NET Developer
15 112 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 112 (2.86%) Technical Architect
16 104 (2.66%) AWS Developer
17 103 (2.63%) Senior DevOps
18 86 (2.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 85 (2.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 648 (16.54%) Web Services
2 380 (9.70%) .NET
3 288 (7.35%) Spring
4 265 (6.77%) HTML
5 258 (6.59%) Node.js
6 240 (6.13%) AngularJS
7 235 (6.00%) REST
8 232 (5.92%) CSS
9 196 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
10 194 (4.95%) React
11 173 (4.42%) Spring Boot
12 163 (4.16%) RESTful
13 153 (3.91%) JSON
14 141 (3.60%) ASP.NET
15 134 (3.42%) Middleware
15 134 (3.42%) SOAP
16 120 (3.06%) HTML5
17 118 (3.01%) Hibernate
18 116 (2.96%) Kafka
19 105 (2.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 288 (7.35%) Public Cloud
2 185 (4.72%) Data Centre
3 176 (4.49%) Hybrid Cloud
4 165 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
5 148 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
6 104 (2.66%) User Experience
7 86 (2.20%) Cloud Native
8 85 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 72 (1.84%) Private Cloud
10 64 (1.63%) Management Information System
11 60 (1.53%) Mobile App
12 50 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
13 38 (0.97%) Clustering
14 37 (0.94%) Replication
15 36 (0.92%) PKI
16 26 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
17 22 (0.56%) NHS
18 21 (0.54%) Wiki
19 20 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
19 20 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,148 (29.31%) Linux
2 584 (14.91%) Windows
3 293 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 273 (6.97%) Unix
5 176 (4.49%) CentOS
6 169 (4.31%) Windows Server
7 61 (1.56%) Solaris
8 40 (1.02%) Android
8 40 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 38 (0.97%) AIX
10 36 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (0.79%) Windows 10
12 30 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 29 (0.74%) VMS
14 26 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (0.54%) Debian
15 21 (0.54%) Windows 7
16 15 (0.38%) CoreOS
16 15 (0.38%) Kali Linux
17 7 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,631 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1,614 (41.21%) DevOps
3 695 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
4 566 (14.45%) TDD
5 544 (13.89%) Microservices
6 531 (13.56%) Scrum
7 479 (12.23%) Migration
8 405 (10.34%) Configuration Management
9 389 (9.93%) Test Automation
10 312 (7.97%) Open Source
11 288 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
11 288 (7.35%) Software Engineering
12 282 (7.20%) BDD
13 246 (6.28%) Kanban
14 229 (5.85%) Deployment Automation
15 220 (5.62%) OO
16 213 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
17 198 (5.05%) Analytics
17 198 (5.05%) SOA
18 172 (4.39%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,086 (27.73%) Java
2 850 (21.70%) Python
3 549 (14.02%) SQL
4 542 (13.84%) JavaScript
5 337 (8.60%) Bash Shell
6 317 (8.09%) C#
7 236 (6.03%) PowerShell
8 213 (5.44%) Ruby
9 195 (4.98%) Java 8
10 173 (4.42%) Perl
11 151 (3.85%) PHP
12 81 (2.07%) Shell Script
13 71 (1.81%) Go
13 71 (1.81%) Scala
14 57 (1.46%) Groovy
15 51 (1.30%) T-SQL
16 45 (1.15%) PL/SQL
16 45 (1.15%) R
17 38 (0.97%) TypeScript
18 36 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 334 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 271 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 125 (3.19%) Degree
4 95 (2.43%) AWS Certification
5 85 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (1.53%) CISSP
7 59 (1.51%) CCNP
8 46 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
9 40 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 33 (0.84%) CISM
10 33 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
12 29 (0.74%) CCNA
13 23 (0.59%) MCSE
14 22 (0.56%) CCIE
14 22 (0.56%) DV Cleared
15 16 (0.41%) MCSA
16 15 (0.38%) OSCE
17 14 (0.36%) CREST Certified
18 12 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (2.81%) QA
2 52 (1.33%) GDPR
3 48 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 25 (0.64%) SLA
6 18 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 17 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.33%) PMO
8 13 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.20%) ISO 22301
10 8 (0.20%) ISO 31000
10 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.18%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.10%) COBIT
12 4 (0.10%) PSD2
13 3 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 952 (24.30%) Docker
2 207 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (4.95%) Active Directory
4 58 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 43 (1.10%) vSphere
6 39 (1.00%) Xen
7 36 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (0.61%) NFS
9 24 (0.61%) XenApp
10 21 (0.54%) VMware NSX
11 18 (0.46%) HDFS
12 16 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.38%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.31%) Apache Flume
16 10 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
18 8 (0.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1,033 (26.37%) Ansible
2 775 (19.79%) Puppet
3 670 (17.10%) Terraform
4 623 (15.91%) Kubernetes
5 565 (14.42%) Opscode Chef
6 91 (2.32%) Salt
7 90 (2.30%) Nagios
8 87 (2.22%) Grafana
8 87 (2.22%) Prometheus
9 79 (2.02%) ZABBIX
10 72 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
10 72 (1.84%) Packer
11 52 (1.33%) Cobbler
12 48 (1.23%) SCCM
13 47 (1.20%) SCOM
14 45 (1.15%) Rancher
15 34 (0.87%) Kibana
16 31 (0.79%) HAProxy
16 31 (0.79%) NetBackup
17 30 (0.77%) Consul
Vendors
1 473 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 454 (11.59%) Oracle
3 336 (8.58%) Google
4 322 (8.22%) VMware
5 268 (6.84%) Red Hat
6 199 (5.08%) Cisco
7 122 (3.11%) IBM
7 122 (3.11%) Splunk
8 99 (2.53%) Atlassian
9 89 (2.27%) CheckPoint
10 84 (2.14%) SAP
11 71 (1.81%) Cloudera
12 66 (1.68%) Citrix
12 66 (1.68%) F5
13 58 (1.48%) NetApp
14 50 (1.28%) McAfee
15 44 (1.12%) Black Duck
16 43 (1.10%) HP
17 42 (1.07%) Tableau
18 41 (1.05%) EMC