Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 42 72
Rank change year-on-year +16 +30 +96
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 3,931 2,392 1,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 7.08% 4.48% 2.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.35% 30.75% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,720 1,660 1,126
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +4.97% +6.47%
10th Percentile £358 £338 £325
90th Percentile £619 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £40.96 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.64% +17.02% -10.26%
10th Percentile £18.75 £35.00 £20.60
90th Percentile £53.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £40.31 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.86% +15.16% -10.26%

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 11,445 7,778 5,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.62% 14.56% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,412 4,952 3,726
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £488 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 143 132
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.58% -24.18%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.31 £18.55
% change year-on-year -9.39% +4.14% -14.30%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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
South East +3 1,078 £525 +9.95% 349
North of England +41 969 £455 +1.11% 397
Midlands +35 629 £451 -4.15% 209
Yorkshire +60 444 £450 - 121
North West +24 409 £463 +2.78% 223
East of England +33 405 £513 -2.29% 153
South West +11 403 £475 +11.76% 158
West Midlands +27 391 £490 +3.16% 142
Scotland +37 326 £450 +4.65% 97
East Midlands +40 220 £425 +6.25% 67
North East +50 120 £500 +23.64% 54
Wales -10 120 £525 +7.42% 38
Northern Ireland +51 13 £459 +14.69% 28
South Coast - 2 - -
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 1,654 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1,594 (40.55%) DevOps
3 1,502 (38.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,168 (29.71%) Java
5 1,112 (28.29%) Linux
6 1,070 (27.22%) Ansible
7 1,069 (27.19%) Jenkins
8 965 (24.55%) Docker
9 859 (21.85%) Python
10 843 (21.44%) Puppet
11 759 (19.31%) Git (software)
12 748 (19.03%) Continuous Integration
13 685 (17.43%) Terraform
14 678 (17.25%) Web Services
15 647 (16.46%) TDD
16 602 (15.31%) Kubernetes
17 598 (15.21%) Opscode Chef
18 593 (15.09%) JavaScript
19 573 (14.58%) Scrum
20 557 (14.17%) Windows
21 547 (13.92%) Microservices
22 504 (12.82%) SQL
23 464 (11.80%) Microsoft
24 438 (11.14%) Configuration Management
25 434 (11.04%) Migration
26 432 (10.99%) JIRA
27 431 (10.96%) Finance
28 415 (10.56%) .NET
29 408 (10.38%) MySQL
30 405 (10.30%) Oracle

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
1 269 (6.84%) Confluence
2 233 (5.93%) Tomcat
3 175 (4.45%) Elasticsearch
4 153 (3.89%) OpenStack
5 129 (3.28%) Apache
6 126 (3.21%) WebSphere
7 101 (2.57%) Cloud Foundry
8 100 (2.54%) nginx
9 95 (2.42%) WebLogic
10 93 (2.37%) JBoss
11 91 (2.31%) Jetty
12 84 (2.14%) Apache Spark
13 52 (1.32%) IIS
14 48 (1.22%) MS Exchange
15 47 (1.20%) SharePoint
16 42 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
17 33 (0.84%) Apache Solr
18 30 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 25 (0.64%) CMS
19 25 (0.64%) Mongrel
Applications
1 21 (0.53%) MS Visio
2 17 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.076%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.051%) HipChat
7 1 (0.025%) CATIA
7 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.025%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.025%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.10%) Magento
6 3 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.051%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.025%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.025%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.025%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.025%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.025%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.025%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.025%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.025%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.025%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1,502 (38.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 399 (10.15%) Amazon EC2
3 317 (8.06%) Amazon S3
4 305 (7.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 292 (7.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 284 (7.22%) Serverless
7 225 (5.72%) AWS Lambda
8 210 (5.34%) PaaS
9 204 (5.19%) IaaS
10 186 (4.73%) SaaS
11 178 (4.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 158 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
13 147 (3.74%) Office 365
14 136 (3.46%) GitHub
15 105 (2.67%) Amazon SQS
16 101 (2.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 98 (2.49%) Route 53
18 91 (2.31%) Amazon ELB
19 90 (2.29%) OpenShift
20 84 (2.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 289 (7.35%) Firewall
2 173 (4.40%) DNS
3 162 (4.12%) HTTP
4 125 (3.18%) VPN
5 123 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 91 (2.31%) WAN
7 82 (2.09%) SAN
8 75 (1.91%) SSL
9 60 (1.53%) DHCP
10 56 (1.42%) LAN
11 54 (1.37%) Internet
12 48 (1.22%) Wireless
13 38 (0.97%) Software-Defined Networking
14 37 (0.94%) IPsec
15 36 (0.92%) Network Security
16 33 (0.84%) SSH
17 31 (0.79%) FTP
18 29 (0.74%) DSL
19 28 (0.71%) NAS
20 26 (0.66%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (10.38%) MySQL
2 369 (9.39%) NoSQL
3 346 (8.80%) MongoDB
4 343 (8.73%) SQL Server
5 289 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
6 216 (5.49%) Hadoop
7 208 (5.29%) Amazon RDS
8 187 (4.76%) Big Data
9 139 (3.54%) Relational Database
10 125 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 121 (3.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 116 (2.95%) Amazon Redshift
13 91 (2.31%) Redis
14 87 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
15 74 (1.88%) Oracle Database
16 71 (1.81%) Amazon Aurora
17 55 (1.40%) RDBMS
18 44 (1.12%) Apache Hive
19 33 (0.84%) Amazon Athena
20 28 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,069 (27.19%) Jenkins
2 759 (19.31%) Git (software)
3 432 (10.99%) JIRA
4 259 (6.59%) Maven
5 176 (4.48%) Selenium
6 146 (3.71%) GitLab
7 140 (3.56%) Subversion
8 129 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 113 (2.87%) JUnit
10 109 (2.77%) Cucumber
11 107 (2.72%) SonarQube
12 104 (2.65%) TeamCity
13 100 (2.54%) Bitbucket
14 94 (2.39%) Vagrant
15 92 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 76 (1.93%) NUnit
17 74 (1.88%) Artifactory
17 74 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
18 68 (1.73%) MSTest
19 61 (1.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 431 (10.96%) Finance
2 109 (2.77%) Retail
3 107 (2.72%) Banking
4 100 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 76 (1.93%) Marketing
6 69 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 47 (1.20%) Electronics
8 35 (0.89%) Law
9 23 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 23 (0.59%) Legal
10 22 (0.56%) Publishing
11 21 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 19 (0.48%) Back Office
13 16 (0.41%) Automotive
14 11 (0.28%) Billing
15 10 (0.25%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.23%) Advertising
16 9 (0.23%) Games
17 7 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,057 (26.89%) Developer
2 865 (22.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 574 (14.60%) Architect
4 422 (10.74%) Java Developer
5 417 (10.61%) AWS Engineer
6 310 (7.89%) AWS DevOps
7 254 (6.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 243 (6.18%) Cloud Engineer
9 170 (4.32%) AWS Architect
10 161 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
11 157 (3.99%) Cloud Architect
11 157 (3.99%) Consultant
12 149 (3.79%) .NET Developer
13 146 (3.71%) Senior Developer
14 116 (2.95%) AWS Developer
15 111 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 109 (2.77%) Technical Architect
17 90 (2.29%) Data Engineer
18 88 (2.24%) Analyst
19 86 (2.19%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (17.25%) Web Services
2 415 (10.56%) .NET
3 343 (8.73%) Spring
4 290 (7.38%) Node.js
5 282 (7.17%) HTML
6 261 (6.64%) AngularJS
7 250 (6.36%) CSS
8 243 (6.18%) REST
9 211 (5.37%) React
10 183 (4.66%) Elastic Stack
11 181 (4.60%) RESTful
12 171 (4.35%) Spring Boot
13 160 (4.07%) ASP.NET
14 152 (3.87%) JSON
15 142 (3.61%) SOAP
16 139 (3.54%) Hibernate
17 138 (3.51%) Middleware
18 136 (3.46%) HTML5
19 125 (3.18%) RabbitMQ
20 119 (3.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 247 (6.28%) Public Cloud
2 203 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
3 183 (4.66%) Data Centre
4 154 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 111 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 107 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 99 (2.52%) Cloud Native
8 98 (2.49%) User Experience
9 82 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
10 64 (1.63%) Mobile App
11 58 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 53 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
13 48 (1.22%) Management Information System
14 41 (1.04%) Clustering
15 39 (0.99%) PKI
15 39 (0.99%) Replication
16 31 (0.79%) iPad
17 24 (0.61%) NHS
18 23 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
19 21 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1,112 (28.29%) Linux
2 557 (14.17%) Windows
3 284 (7.22%) Unix
4 270 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 177 (4.50%) Windows Server
6 167 (4.25%) CentOS
7 48 (1.22%) Solaris
8 47 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 44 (1.12%) VMS
10 41 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (0.94%) Android
12 34 (0.86%) Windows 10
13 32 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 31 (0.79%) AIX
15 28 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (0.51%) Debian
16 20 (0.51%) Windows 7
17 16 (0.41%) CoreOS
17 16 (0.41%) Kali Linux
17 16 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,654 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1,594 (40.55%) DevOps
3 748 (19.03%) Continuous Integration
4 647 (16.46%) TDD
5 573 (14.58%) Scrum
6 547 (13.92%) Microservices
7 438 (11.14%) Configuration Management
8 434 (11.04%) Migration
9 403 (10.25%) Test Automation
10 333 (8.47%) BDD
11 322 (8.19%) Software Engineering
12 305 (7.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 296 (7.53%) Open Source
14 260 (6.61%) Kanban
15 243 (6.18%) OO
16 233 (5.93%) Deployment Automation
17 223 (5.67%) MVC
18 214 (5.44%) Analytics
19 201 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
20 188 (4.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,168 (29.71%) Java
2 859 (21.85%) Python
3 593 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 504 (12.82%) SQL
5 337 (8.57%) Bash Shell
6 335 (8.52%) C#
7 246 (6.26%) PowerShell
8 244 (6.21%) Ruby
9 206 (5.24%) Java 8
10 166 (4.22%) Perl
11 151 (3.84%) PHP
12 103 (2.62%) Go
13 95 (2.42%) Shell Script
14 90 (2.29%) Groovy
15 83 (2.11%) Scala
16 68 (1.73%) C++
17 53 (1.35%) PL/SQL
18 51 (1.30%) C
19 50 (1.27%) T-SQL
20 46 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 350 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 277 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 144 (3.66%) Degree
4 75 (1.91%) AWS Certification
5 68 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (1.25%) CISSP
7 46 (1.17%) CCNP
8 45 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 44 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 38 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
12 27 (0.69%) DV Cleared
13 26 (0.66%) MCSE
14 23 (0.59%) CISM
15 20 (0.51%) CCNA
16 18 (0.46%) CCIE
17 16 (0.41%) MCSA
18 15 (0.38%) ISTQB
19 13 (0.33%) DBS Check
19 13 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (2.80%) QA
2 59 (1.50%) GDPR
3 34 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.61%) PMO
6 21 (0.53%) SLA
7 17 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
9 13 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
12 7 (0.18%) ISO 22301
12 7 (0.18%) ISO 31000
12 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 7 (0.18%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.10%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.076%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 3 (0.076%) WCAG
System Software
1 965 (24.55%) Docker
2 227 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (4.20%) Active Directory
4 57 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 52 (1.32%) vSphere
6 40 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
7 39 (0.99%) Xen
8 23 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (0.41%) NFS
11 14 (0.36%) XenApp
12 11 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 11 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (0.28%) oVirt
12 11 (0.28%) RHEV
13 10 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.25%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.23%) HDFS
15 7 (0.18%) KVM
15 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,070 (27.22%) Ansible
2 843 (21.44%) Puppet
3 685 (17.43%) Terraform
4 602 (15.31%) Kubernetes
5 598 (15.21%) Opscode Chef
6 98 (2.49%) Packer
7 93 (2.37%) Nagios
8 81 (2.06%) Grafana
9 78 (1.98%) Prometheus
10 73 (1.86%) ZABBIX
11 71 (1.81%) Salt
12 61 (1.55%) Cobbler
13 59 (1.50%) SCCM
14 47 (1.20%) SCOM
15 44 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
16 41 (1.04%) Consul
17 40 (1.02%) Rancher
18 38 (0.97%) Kibana
19 34 (0.86%) logstash
20 29 (0.74%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 464 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 405 (10.30%) Oracle
3 336 (8.55%) VMware
4 308 (7.84%) Google
5 248 (6.31%) Red Hat
6 174 (4.43%) Cisco
7 133 (3.38%) IBM
8 112 (2.85%) Splunk
9 89 (2.26%) SAP
10 88 (2.24%) Atlassian
11 69 (1.76%) CheckPoint
12 54 (1.37%) Citrix
13 52 (1.32%) HP
14 51 (1.30%) F5
15 50 (1.27%) McAfee
16 48 (1.22%) NetApp
17 45 (1.14%) New Relic
18 38 (0.97%) Tableau
19 36 (0.92%) Fortinet
20 35 (0.89%) Cloudera