Period
to 17 August 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 17 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 32 52
Rank change year-on-year +18 +20 +41
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 4,015 3,385 1,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.21% 6.15% 3.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.73% 31.76% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,723 2,318 1,402
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £366 £344 £331
90th Percentile £638 £620 £575
UK median daily rate £540 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% -12.50%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -

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 12,654 10,658 6,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.88% 19.37% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,247 6,847 4,280
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £268 £275 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £456
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 234 140
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £55.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -3.11%

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 17 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 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
North of England +9 1,063 £475 +5.56% 470
South East +6 1,010 £500 - 362
North West +18 605 £475 - 268
Midlands +15 589 £490 -2.00% 228
South West +14 543 £525 +16.67% 151
West Midlands +11 403 £500 -5.66% 144
Yorkshire +7 371 £500 +15.94% 156
Scotland +26 347 £500 +17.65% 138
East of England +8 343 £500 -2.44% 203
East Midlands +16 172 £481 +13.24% 83
Wales +21 114 £525 - 47
North East +5 84 £470 +13.94% 47
Northern Ireland -2 14 £475 -5.00% 32
Channel Islands - 6 £500 -
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 1,725 (42.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,654 (41.20%) DevOps
3 1,608 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
4 1,130 (28.14%) Linux
5 1,047 (26.08%) Java
6 1,039 (25.88%) Python
7 993 (24.73%) Docker
8 987 (24.58%) Jenkins
9 798 (19.88%) Ansible
10 777 (19.35%) Terraform
11 750 (18.68%) Git (software)
12 748 (18.63%) Kubernetes
13 703 (17.51%) Microservices
14 597 (14.87%) Continuous Integration
15 570 (14.20%) SQL
16 567 (14.12%) Web Services
17 556 (13.85%) Puppet
18 544 (13.55%) Windows
19 523 (13.03%) Microsoft
20 496 (12.35%) JavaScript
21 484 (12.05%) Scrum
22 468 (11.66%) Finance
23 451 (11.23%) Google Cloud Platform
24 450 (11.21%) Migration
25 447 (11.13%) JIRA
26 446 (11.11%) TDD
27 441 (10.98%) Serverless
28 427 (10.64%) Security Cleared
29 388 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
30 386 (9.61%) AWS CloudFormation

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
1 210 (5.23%) Confluence
2 164 (4.08%) Apache Spark
3 104 (2.59%) Apache
4 86 (2.14%) nginx
5 79 (1.97%) Tomcat
6 77 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
7 75 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 72 (1.79%) OpenStack
9 63 (1.57%) SharePoint
10 56 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
11 53 (1.32%) IIS
11 53 (1.32%) JBoss
12 41 (1.02%) WebLogic
13 33 (0.82%) CMS
14 31 (0.77%) Skype for Business
15 30 (0.75%) MS Exchange
16 28 (0.70%) Jetty
16 28 (0.70%) SAS
17 23 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 21 (0.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 53 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.100%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.050%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.050%) SPSS
7 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (0.62%) assyst
2 20 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.15%) Magento
7 5 (0.12%) Fredhopper
8 4 (0.100%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.075%) Eikon
9 3 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.050%) Actimize
10 2 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.050%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.050%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.025%) HFM
11 1 (0.025%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.025%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.025%) Relativity
11 1 (0.025%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 1,725 (42.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 451 (11.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 441 (10.98%) Serverless
4 386 (9.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 350 (8.72%) Amazon EC2
5 350 (8.72%) AWS Lambda
6 337 (8.39%) Amazon S3
7 243 (6.05%) PaaS
8 193 (4.81%) IaaS
9 186 (4.63%) Office 365
10 184 (4.58%) SaaS
11 166 (4.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 156 (3.89%) OpenShift
13 141 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 124 (3.09%) GitHub
15 104 (2.59%) Amazon ELB
16 99 (2.47%) Route 53
17 96 (2.39%) Amazon EMR
18 93 (2.32%) Amazon SQS
19 92 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 222 (5.53%) Firewall
2 172 (4.28%) DNS
3 126 (3.14%) WAN
4 120 (2.99%) HTTP
5 94 (2.34%) SSL
6 93 (2.32%) LAN
7 92 (2.29%) TCP/IP
8 86 (2.14%) VPN
9 76 (1.89%) Internet
10 72 (1.79%) DHCP
11 69 (1.72%) SAN
12 53 (1.32%) Network Security
13 46 (1.15%) Skype
14 32 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
15 31 (0.77%) BGP
15 31 (0.77%) FTP
16 29 (0.72%) IPsec
17 26 (0.65%) Wireless
18 25 (0.62%) OpenVPN
19 22 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (7.90%) MySQL
2 293 (7.30%) SQL Server
3 256 (6.38%) Amazon RDS
3 256 (6.38%) Big Data
4 200 (4.98%) NoSQL
5 199 (4.96%) Hadoop
6 196 (4.88%) MongoDB
7 184 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
8 141 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
9 134 (3.34%) Relational Database
10 130 (3.24%) Amazon Redshift
11 123 (3.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 120 (2.99%) Oracle Database
13 80 (1.99%) Apache Hive
14 72 (1.79%) Amazon Aurora
15 62 (1.54%) RDBMS
16 60 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
17 56 (1.39%) Data Lake
18 55 (1.37%) MariaDB
18 55 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 987 (24.58%) Jenkins
2 750 (18.68%) Git (software)
3 447 (11.13%) JIRA
4 205 (5.11%) Maven
5 174 (4.33%) GitLab
6 170 (4.23%) JUnit
7 169 (4.21%) SonarQube
8 140 (3.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 118 (2.94%) Mockito
10 116 (2.89%) Bitbucket
11 108 (2.69%) Artifactory
12 101 (2.52%) Selenium
13 84 (2.09%) TeamCity
14 80 (1.99%) Subversion
15 77 (1.92%) Cucumber
16 64 (1.59%) Gradle
17 60 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
18 58 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 51 (1.27%) Vagrant
20 46 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 468 (11.66%) Finance
2 169 (4.21%) Banking
3 144 (3.59%) Retail
4 72 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 37 (0.92%) Marketing
6 32 (0.80%) Law
6 32 (0.80%) Legal
7 29 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 25 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 23 (0.57%) Games
11 19 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 15 (0.37%) Publishing
13 14 (0.35%) Electronics
14 13 (0.32%) Automotive
15 11 (0.27%) Billing
15 11 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.17%) Back Office
17 6 (0.15%) Advertising
18 4 (0.100%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 1,004 (25.01%) Developer
2 798 (19.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 658 (16.39%) Architect
4 391 (9.74%) AWS Engineer
5 376 (9.36%) Java Developer
6 282 (7.02%) Cloud Engineer
7 255 (6.35%) AWS DevOps
8 199 (4.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 188 (4.68%) Cloud Architect
10 174 (4.33%) AWS Architect
11 167 (4.16%) Consultant
12 165 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
13 163 (4.06%) AWS Developer
14 137 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 132 (3.29%) Data Engineer
16 122 (3.04%) Technical Architect
17 116 (2.89%) Senior Developer
18 111 (2.76%) Security Architect
19 101 (2.52%) .NET Developer
19 101 (2.52%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 567 (14.12%) Web Services
2 369 (9.19%) .NET
3 327 (8.14%) Spring
4 317 (7.90%) Node.js
5 234 (5.83%) AngularJS
6 219 (5.45%) RESTful
7 217 (5.40%) Spring Boot
8 194 (4.83%) HTML
9 186 (4.63%) REST
10 180 (4.48%) React
11 175 (4.36%) Kafka
12 173 (4.31%) CSS
13 154 (3.84%) SOAP
14 118 (2.94%) JSON
15 113 (2.81%) J2EE
16 108 (2.69%) Elastic Stack
17 98 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
18 97 (2.42%) Middleware
18 97 (2.42%) XML
19 91 (2.27%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 308 (7.67%) Public Cloud
2 171 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 129 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (2.94%) Cloud Native
5 115 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 99 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
7 92 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 67 (1.67%) User Experience
9 62 (1.54%) Clustering
10 59 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 49 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
12 47 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 41 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
14 39 (0.97%) Private Cloud
15 37 (0.92%) Mobile App
16 35 (0.87%) NHS
17 29 (0.72%) Mainframe
17 29 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
18 27 (0.67%) Data Structures
19 25 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,130 (28.14%) Linux
2 544 (13.55%) Windows
3 300 (7.47%) Unix
4 244 (6.08%) Windows Server
5 219 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 202 (5.03%) CentOS
7 96 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 45 (1.12%) Windows 10
11 43 (1.07%) Mac OS X
12 40 (1.00%) Solaris
13 33 (0.82%) Android
14 30 (0.75%) Apple iOS
15 25 (0.62%) AIX
15 25 (0.62%) CoreOS
15 25 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (0.60%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.37%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,654 (41.20%) DevOps
2 1,608 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
3 703 (17.51%) Microservices
4 597 (14.87%) Continuous Integration
5 484 (12.05%) Scrum
6 450 (11.21%) Migration
7 446 (11.11%) TDD
8 383 (9.54%) Configuration Management
9 367 (9.14%) Test Automation
10 312 (7.77%) Open Source
11 285 (7.10%) Infrastructure as Code
12 262 (6.53%) BDD
13 251 (6.25%) Software Engineering
14 243 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
15 239 (5.95%) Analytics
16 222 (5.53%) Continuous Delivery
17 219 (5.45%) Kanban
18 183 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
19 181 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 173 (4.31%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,047 (26.08%) Java
2 1,039 (25.88%) Python
3 570 (14.20%) SQL
4 496 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 334 (8.32%) Bash Shell
6 254 (6.33%) C#
7 244 (6.08%) PowerShell
8 200 (4.98%) Java 8
9 174 (4.33%) Ruby
10 123 (3.06%) PHP
11 98 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 95 (2.37%) Scala
13 94 (2.34%) Go
14 75 (1.87%) TypeScript
15 68 (1.69%) Perl
16 65 (1.62%) R
17 57 (1.42%) C
18 45 (1.12%) Groovy
19 39 (0.97%) ES6
20 36 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 427 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 328 (8.17%) SC Cleared
3 128 (3.19%) Degree
4 108 (2.69%) AWS Certification
5 85 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
6 74 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 72 (1.79%) CISSP
8 60 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (1.17%) CCNP
10 46 (1.15%) CCNA
11 45 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
11 45 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
12 43 (1.07%) DV Cleared
12 43 (1.07%) MCSE
13 36 (0.90%) CISM
14 28 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 26 (0.65%) MCSA
16 18 (0.45%) ISTQB
17 16 (0.40%) Sun Certification
18 15 (0.37%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (2.59%) QA
2 65 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (1.37%) NIST
4 54 (1.34%) GDPR
5 45 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 38 (0.95%) NCSC
7 19 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 17 (0.42%) COBIT
9 16 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 16 (0.40%) SLA
10 15 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
10 15 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.25%) GxP
12 7 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.15%) PSD2
14 5 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.100%) PMO
16 3 (0.075%) NIST 800
17 2 (0.050%) ISO 9000
17 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 993 (24.73%) Docker
2 285 (7.10%) Active Directory
3 208 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (2.54%) Hyper-V
5 56 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 51 (1.27%) vSphere
7 35 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (0.87%) XenApp
8 28 (0.70%) HDFS
9 23 (0.57%) Postfix
10 19 (0.47%) Xen
11 18 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.45%) XenDesktop
12 16 (0.40%) LXC
12 16 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 13 (0.32%) NFS
14 13 (0.32%) vCloud
14 13 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 798 (19.88%) Ansible
2 777 (19.35%) Terraform
3 748 (18.63%) Kubernetes
4 556 (13.85%) Puppet
5 388 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (2.34%) Packer
7 84 (2.09%) Prometheus
8 79 (1.97%) SCCM
9 76 (1.89%) Grafana
10 53 (1.32%) SCOM
11 50 (1.25%) Salt
12 42 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
13 41 (1.02%) Consul
14 33 (0.82%) Nagios
15 27 (0.67%) NetBackup
16 26 (0.65%) Rancher
17 25 (0.62%) FreeIPA
17 25 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
18 22 (0.55%) HAProxy
18 22 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 523 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 377 (9.39%) VMware
3 342 (8.52%) Oracle
4 334 (8.32%) Google
5 174 (4.33%) Red Hat
6 173 (4.31%) Cisco
7 135 (3.36%) Splunk
8 118 (2.94%) Citrix
9 92 (2.29%) IBM
10 80 (1.99%) SAP
11 76 (1.89%) Cloudera
12 63 (1.57%) F5
13 59 (1.47%) Atlassian
14 51 (1.27%) EMC
15 48 (1.20%) Black Duck
15 48 (1.20%) NetApp
16 44 (1.10%) Tableau
17 43 (1.07%) HP
18 40 (1.00%) Dell
18 40 (1.00%) Salesforce.com