Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 January 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 45 106
Rank change year-on-year +19 +61 +56
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 6,672 4,329 2,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.66% 4.47% 2.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.98% 35.89% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,925 3,092 1,781
UK median daily rate £501 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% +11.11%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £330
90th Percentile £650 £631 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £449
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.28% +8.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 3
UK median hourly rate £41.61 £42.50 £30.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.09% +40.78% -19.49%
10th Percentile £26.08 £22.09 £19.04
90th Percentile £58.75 £142.75 £57.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.96 £35.00 £46.35
% change year-on-year +17.02% -24.48% -

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 17,565 12,062 7,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.53% 12.45% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,190 8,289 5,127
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 166 122
UK median hourly rate £18.63 £18.65 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% -13.83% -3.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.38 £10.55
90th Percentile £54.55 £57.18 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.28 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.27% -27.24% +5.56%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Amazon AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in the UK

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in the UK

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the UK

Amazon AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Amazon AWS in the UK

Amazon AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the UK

Amazon AWS
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 19 January 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
England +20 6,329 £513 +2.50% 2,058
London +11 4,104 £525 +2.44% 1,048
UK excluding London +34 2,504 £475 +5.56% 1,100
South East +37 915 £484 +7.56% 285
North of England +21 498 £450 +2.27% 293
Midlands +54 338 £475 -2.06% 153
North West 0 278 £475 +7.95% 186
South West +36 258 £450 -5.26% 118
East of England +12 229 £525 +3.45% 159
West Midlands +44 218 £475 -2.06% 73
Yorkshire +22 184 £450 -2.70% 93
Scotland +65 159 £425 +6.25% 49
Wales +5 122 £500 +1.01% 27
East Midlands +40 114 £419 +8.06% 79
North East +56 38 £438 +15.89% 14
Northern Ireland -31 5 - - 16

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 2,944 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2,814 (42.18%) DevOps
3 2,236 (33.51%) Java
4 2,154 (32.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 2,093 (31.37%) Linux
6 1,761 (26.39%) Python
7 1,701 (25.49%) Jenkins
8 1,681 (25.19%) Docker
9 1,535 (23.01%) Ansible
10 1,455 (21.81%) Web Services
11 1,398 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
12 1,323 (19.83%) Puppet
13 1,303 (19.53%) TDD
14 1,215 (18.21%) Git (software)
15 1,163 (17.43%) JavaScript
16 1,018 (15.26%) Finance
17 948 (14.21%) Terraform
18 932 (13.97%) Scrum
19 921 (13.80%) Microservices
20 883 (13.23%) Opscode Chef
21 855 (12.81%) Windows
22 844 (12.65%) SQL
23 792 (11.87%) Configuration Management
24 780 (11.69%) Kubernetes
25 775 (11.62%) Node.js
26 750 (11.24%) Security Cleared
27 748 (11.21%) Ruby
28 717 (10.75%) NoSQL
29 676 (10.13%) BDD
30 675 (10.12%) Microsoft

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 433 (6.49%) Tomcat
2 383 (5.74%) Elasticsearch
3 374 (5.61%) Confluence
4 359 (5.38%) OpenStack
5 334 (5.01%) Apache
6 311 (4.66%) Apache Spark
7 196 (2.94%) nginx
8 188 (2.82%) Cloud Foundry
9 168 (2.52%) WebSphere
10 157 (2.35%) WebLogic
11 128 (1.92%) IIS
12 111 (1.66%) JBoss
13 70 (1.05%) CMS
14 54 (0.81%) Apache Solr
15 53 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 50 (0.75%) SharePoint
17 46 (0.69%) Jetty
18 43 (0.64%) MS Exchange
19 41 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 39 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (0.42%) HipChat
3 26 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.090%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.075%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.030%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.030%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.030%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.030%) SPSS
8 1 (0.015%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 23 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 18 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.24%) Magento
4 11 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
7 6 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.075%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.075%) SDL Web 8
9 4 (0.060%) Maximo
9 4 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.045%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.045%) HFM
11 2 (0.030%) Oracle Retail
11 2 (0.030%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.030%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.030%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2,154 (32.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 665 (9.97%) Amazon EC2
3 564 (8.45%) Amazon S3
4 497 (7.45%) PaaS
5 460 (6.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 450 (6.74%) Serverless
7 407 (6.10%) IaaS
8 404 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
9 372 (5.58%) AWS Lambda
10 345 (5.17%) GitHub
11 313 (4.69%) SaaS
12 266 (3.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 211 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
14 194 (2.91%) Route 53
15 187 (2.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 184 (2.76%) Office 365
17 174 (2.61%) Amazon ELB
18 161 (2.41%) OpenShift
19 132 (1.98%) Amazon SQS
20 111 (1.66%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 402 (6.03%) Firewall
2 309 (4.63%) DNS
3 292 (4.38%) TCP/IP
4 243 (3.64%) HTTP
5 169 (2.53%) VPN
6 149 (2.23%) SSL
7 144 (2.16%) Internet
8 142 (2.13%) WAN
9 102 (1.53%) SAN
10 97 (1.45%) DHCP
11 88 (1.32%) LAN
12 81 (1.21%) Network Security
13 61 (0.91%) Wireless
14 47 (0.70%) FTP
14 47 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
14 47 (0.70%) SMS
15 42 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
16 40 (0.60%) MPLS
17 39 (0.58%) SSH
18 37 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 717 (10.75%) NoSQL
2 633 (9.49%) MySQL
3 563 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
4 521 (7.81%) MongoDB
5 509 (7.63%) SQL Server
6 471 (7.06%) Big Data
7 454 (6.80%) Hadoop
8 356 (5.34%) Amazon RDS
9 266 (3.99%) Relational Database
10 224 (3.36%) Amazon Redshift
11 210 (3.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 190 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 186 (2.79%) Redis
14 125 (1.87%) Apache Hive
15 124 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
16 123 (1.84%) HBase
17 113 (1.69%) RDBMS
18 94 (1.41%) Oracle Database
19 67 (1.00%) Neo4j
20 56 (0.84%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,701 (25.49%) Jenkins
2 1,215 (18.21%) Git (software)
3 585 (8.77%) JIRA
4 442 (6.62%) Maven
5 281 (4.21%) TeamCity
6 247 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 194 (2.91%) Cucumber
8 187 (2.80%) Selenium
9 186 (2.79%) Bitbucket
10 174 (2.61%) Subversion
11 166 (2.49%) JUnit
12 165 (2.47%) Artifactory
13 164 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 161 (2.41%) NUnit
15 153 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
16 136 (2.04%) GitLab
17 127 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
18 121 (1.81%) SonarQube
19 116 (1.74%) Gradle
20 108 (1.62%) Vagrant
General
1 1,018 (15.26%) Finance
2 428 (6.41%) Banking
3 207 (3.10%) Retail
4 169 (2.53%) Marketing
5 133 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 112 (1.68%) Publishing
7 78 (1.17%) Retail Banking
8 68 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 58 (0.87%) Advertising
10 55 (0.82%) Electronics
11 52 (0.78%) Law
12 51 (0.76%) Games
12 51 (0.76%) Investment Banking
13 48 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 27 (0.40%) Billing
15 25 (0.37%) Automotive
15 25 (0.37%) Front Office
16 14 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.19%) Local Government
18 12 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,896 (28.42%) Developer
2 1,580 (23.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 906 (13.58%) AWS Engineer
4 876 (13.13%) Architect
5 808 (12.11%) Java Developer
6 727 (10.90%) AWS DevOps
7 612 (9.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 447 (6.70%) Cloud Engineer
9 367 (5.50%) AWS Developer
10 301 (4.51%) Senior Developer
11 289 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
12 279 (4.18%) .NET Developer
13 266 (3.99%) Linux Engineer
14 265 (3.97%) Consultant
15 251 (3.76%) AWS Architect
16 234 (3.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 229 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
18 220 (3.30%) Senior DevOps
19 205 (3.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
20 201 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,455 (21.81%) Web Services
2 775 (11.62%) Node.js
3 643 (9.64%) .NET
4 619 (9.28%) REST
5 552 (8.27%) AngularJS
6 500 (7.49%) CSS
6 500 (7.49%) HTML
7 496 (7.43%) Spring
8 435 (6.52%) RESTful
9 429 (6.43%) React
10 378 (5.67%) Kafka
11 325 (4.87%) JSON
12 267 (4.00%) Spring Boot
13 258 (3.87%) HTML5
14 244 (3.66%) ASP.NET
15 235 (3.52%) Elastic Stack
16 200 (3.00%) jQuery
17 191 (2.86%) SOAP
18 185 (2.77%) RabbitMQ
19 181 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 416 (6.24%) Public Cloud
2 327 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
3 267 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 240 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 188 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 162 (2.43%) Fintech
7 157 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 113 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 113 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 108 (1.62%) Private Cloud
10 95 (1.42%) User Experience
11 80 (1.20%) Algorithms
11 80 (1.20%) Data Structures
12 69 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 65 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
14 64 (0.96%) Cloud Native
14 64 (0.96%) Replication
15 62 (0.93%) Management Information System
16 59 (0.88%) Clustering
17 55 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,093 (31.37%) Linux
2 855 (12.81%) Windows
3 538 (8.06%) Unix
4 429 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 321 (4.81%) Windows Server
6 276 (4.14%) CentOS
7 147 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 121 (1.81%) Ubuntu
9 83 (1.24%) Android
10 73 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (1.05%) Apple iOS
12 44 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (0.58%) Windows 10
14 35 (0.52%) Debian
15 34 (0.51%) Solaris
16 31 (0.46%) CoreOS
17 23 (0.34%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.27%) AIX
19 14 (0.21%) DC/OS
19 14 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,944 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2,814 (42.18%) DevOps
3 1,398 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
4 1,303 (19.53%) TDD
5 932 (13.97%) Scrum
6 921 (13.80%) Microservices
7 792 (11.87%) Configuration Management
8 676 (10.13%) BDD
9 674 (10.10%) Open Source
10 626 (9.38%) Migration
11 593 (8.89%) Test Automation
12 568 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
13 510 (7.64%) Software Engineering
14 459 (6.88%) Kanban
15 456 (6.83%) E-Commerce
16 424 (6.35%) MVC
17 358 (5.37%) OO
18 301 (4.51%) Analytics
19 264 (3.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
20 262 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,236 (33.51%) Java
2 1,761 (26.39%) Python
3 1,163 (17.43%) JavaScript
4 844 (12.65%) SQL
5 748 (11.21%) Ruby
6 638 (9.56%) Bash Shell
7 560 (8.39%) C#
8 369 (5.53%) PowerShell
9 323 (4.84%) Scala
10 278 (4.17%) Groovy
11 258 (3.87%) Perl
12 254 (3.81%) Go
13 236 (3.54%) PHP
14 182 (2.73%) Shell Script
15 123 (1.84%) ES6
16 85 (1.27%) R
16 85 (1.27%) TypeScript
17 70 (1.05%) T-SQL
18 69 (1.03%) C++
19 64 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 750 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 575 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 251 (3.76%) Degree
4 162 (2.43%) AWS Certification
5 113 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 95 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 86 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 83 (1.24%) CISSP
9 63 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 56 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
11 55 (0.82%) CISM
12 51 (0.76%) CCNP
13 50 (0.75%) MCSE
14 31 (0.46%) CCNA
15 30 (0.45%) CCSP
16 27 (0.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 27 (0.40%) CCIE
17 22 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 20 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
19 19 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (3.82%) QA
2 105 (1.57%) GCP
3 76 (1.14%) GDPR
4 65 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 60 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 50 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 40 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
8 38 (0.57%) SLA
9 18 (0.27%) PMO
10 16 (0.24%) COBIT
11 10 (0.15%) GAAP
12 7 (0.10%) PSD2
13 6 (0.090%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.090%) RMADS
13 6 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.075%) NIST 800
15 4 (0.060%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.060%) PA-DSS
15 4 (0.060%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1,681 (25.19%) Docker
2 309 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 288 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
5 96 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 81 (1.21%) HDFS
7 58 (0.87%) vCloud
8 55 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
9 52 (0.78%) vSphere
10 40 (0.60%) Apache Flume
11 34 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 27 (0.40%) XenApp
13 24 (0.36%) Squid
14 21 (0.31%) Xen
15 19 (0.28%) flannel
15 19 (0.28%) Postfix
16 16 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
17 15 (0.22%) KVM
18 14 (0.21%) Varnish
19 13 (0.19%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 1,535 (23.01%) Ansible
2 1,323 (19.83%) Puppet
3 948 (14.21%) Terraform
4 883 (13.23%) Opscode Chef
5 780 (11.69%) Kubernetes
6 187 (2.80%) logstash
7 158 (2.37%) Nagios
8 142 (2.13%) Kibana
9 141 (2.11%) Packer
10 130 (1.95%) Mesos
11 126 (1.89%) ZABBIX
12 87 (1.30%) Grafana
12 87 (1.30%) SCCM
13 80 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
14 78 (1.17%) Salt
15 73 (1.09%) Prometheus
16 68 (1.02%) Rancher
17 67 (1.00%) SCOM
18 58 (0.87%) Consul
19 45 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 675 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 519 (7.78%) VMware
3 515 (7.72%) Google
4 502 (7.52%) Oracle
5 361 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 287 (4.30%) Splunk
7 199 (2.98%) Cisco
8 166 (2.49%) IBM
9 154 (2.31%) Atlassian
10 131 (1.96%) SAP
11 116 (1.74%) New Relic
12 107 (1.60%) Tableau
13 106 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
14 91 (1.36%) Citrix
15 88 (1.32%) CheckPoint
16 82 (1.23%) F5
17 78 (1.17%) SaltStack
18 68 (1.02%) Cloudera
19 65 (0.97%) McAfee
19 65 (0.97%) Rackspace