Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 49 121
Rank change year-on-year +16 +72 +53
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 5711 4221 2148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.75% 4.00% 1.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.12% 35.34% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4225 3097 1553
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £374 £363 £325
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.50% +5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 6
UK median hourly rate £40.15 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.07% -3.85% -6.59%
10th Percentile £26.08 £22.09 £27.85
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.15 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +7.07% -3.85% -79.37%

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 15384 11943 7268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.49% 11.33% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10606 8228 4857
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 186 108
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -17.51% +22.93%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.58 £10.43
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £17.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.10% -24.31% +28.57%

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 +17 5428 £500 - 735
London +14 3452 £525 +5.00% 399
UK excluding London +27 2203 £470 +4.50% 358
South East +26 887 £475 +5.56% 101
North of England +33 342 £450 -5.26% 102
Midlands +39 268 £475 +5.56% 46
South West +34 258 £420 -6.67% 31
East of England +7 217 £500 +5.26% 56
North West +23 214 £450 - 45
West Midlands +33 163 £490 +11.68% 22
Scotland +68 128 £435 +8.75% 9
Wales +6 110 £498 +0.51% 11
East Midlands +18 107 £413 -8.33% 24
Yorkshire -18 95 £450 -18.14% 48
North East +84 33 £400 -5.88% 9
Northern Ireland -47 3 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, 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 2387 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2307 (40.40%) DevOps
3 1900 (33.27%) Java
4 1891 (33.11%) Linux
5 1785 (31.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 1526 (26.72%) Python
7 1393 (24.39%) Docker
8 1337 (23.41%) Ansible
9 1326 (23.22%) Jenkins
10 1302 (22.80%) Web Services
11 1211 (21.20%) Puppet
12 1159 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
13 1084 (18.98%) Git (software)
14 1049 (18.37%) TDD
15 971 (17.00%) JavaScript
16 901 (15.78%) Finance
17 800 (14.01%) Configuration Management
18 799 (13.99%) Microservices
19 787 (13.78%) Opscode Chef
19 787 (13.78%) SQL
20 781 (13.68%) Scrum
21 776 (13.59%) Terraform
22 720 (12.61%) Windows
23 702 (12.29%) Ruby
24 682 (11.94%) Node.js
25 657 (11.50%) Open Source
26 634 (11.10%) Kubernetes
27 625 (10.94%) NoSQL
28 587 (10.28%) Migration
28 587 (10.28%) 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
1 353 (6.18%) Elasticsearch
2 342 (5.99%) Tomcat
3 323 (5.66%) OpenStack
4 308 (5.39%) Apache
5 300 (5.25%) Confluence
6 273 (4.78%) Apache Spark
7 206 (3.61%) nginx
8 176 (3.08%) Cloud Foundry
9 153 (2.68%) WebSphere
10 126 (2.21%) IIS
11 110 (1.93%) WebLogic
12 85 (1.49%) JBoss
13 78 (1.37%) Apache Solr
14 77 (1.35%) CMS
15 54 (0.95%) SharePoint
16 44 (0.77%) MS Exchange
16 44 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 41 (0.72%) Jetty
18 35 (0.61%) Drupal
19 33 (0.58%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 33 (0.58%) HipChat
2 26 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.035%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.035%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.018%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.018%) Weka
Business Applications
1 12 (0.21%) Maximo
1 12 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.14%) Magento
5 6 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
6 5 (0.088%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.053%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.053%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.053%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.053%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.035%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.018%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1785 (31.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 503 (8.81%) Amazon EC2
3 431 (7.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 412 (7.21%) PaaS
5 390 (6.83%) Amazon S3
6 357 (6.25%) Serverless
7 332 (5.81%) IaaS
8 292 (5.11%) AWS Lambda
9 279 (4.89%) GitHub
10 257 (4.50%) Google Cloud Platform
11 240 (4.20%) SaaS
12 212 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
13 207 (3.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 172 (3.01%) Office 365
15 158 (2.77%) OpenShift
16 136 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 129 (2.26%) Amazon ELB
17 129 (2.26%) Route 53
18 111 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
19 102 (1.79%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 358 (6.27%) Firewall
2 324 (5.67%) DNS
3 269 (4.71%) HTTP
4 246 (4.31%) TCP/IP
5 160 (2.80%) VPN
6 159 (2.78%) SSL
7 133 (2.33%) WAN
8 108 (1.89%) Network Security
9 99 (1.73%) LAN
9 99 (1.73%) SAN
10 97 (1.70%) DHCP
11 94 (1.65%) Internet
12 57 (1.00%) LDAP
13 50 (0.88%) IPsec
14 41 (0.72%) SMS
15 39 (0.68%) SSH
16 38 (0.67%) HTTPS
17 37 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
18 36 (0.63%) FTP
19 34 (0.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (10.94%) NoSQL
2 541 (9.47%) MySQL
3 483 (8.46%) SQL Server
4 475 (8.32%) Big Data
5 461 (8.07%) PostgreSQL
6 454 (7.95%) MongoDB
7 432 (7.56%) Hadoop
8 283 (4.96%) Amazon RDS
9 215 (3.76%) Relational Database
10 184 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 180 (3.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 159 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
13 148 (2.59%) Redis
14 138 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
15 124 (2.17%) Apache Hive
16 92 (1.61%) HBase
17 82 (1.44%) RDBMS
18 80 (1.40%) Oracle Database
19 61 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
20 58 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1326 (23.22%) Jenkins
2 1084 (18.98%) Git (software)
3 504 (8.83%) JIRA
4 352 (6.16%) Maven
5 242 (4.24%) TeamCity
6 193 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 187 (3.27%) Bitbucket
8 153 (2.68%) Cucumber
9 151 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 142 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
10 142 (2.49%) Subversion
11 137 (2.40%) Artifactory
12 136 (2.38%) Selenium
12 136 (2.38%) Vagrant
13 129 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 121 (2.12%) NUnit
15 112 (1.96%) gulp
16 110 (1.93%) GitLab
17 107 (1.87%) Grunt
18 100 (1.75%) JUnit
General
1 901 (15.78%) Finance
2 405 (7.09%) Banking
3 156 (2.73%) Retail
4 155 (2.71%) Marketing
5 112 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 88 (1.54%) Publishing
7 77 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 65 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 61 (1.07%) Electronics
10 53 (0.93%) Front Office
10 53 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 43 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 38 (0.67%) Games
13 35 (0.61%) Law
14 31 (0.54%) Billing
15 29 (0.51%) Advertising
16 25 (0.44%) Legal
17 14 (0.25%) Back Office
18 13 (0.23%) Local Government
18 13 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1658 (29.03%) Developer
2 1273 (22.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 751 (13.15%) Architect
4 735 (12.87%) AWS Engineer
5 618 (10.82%) Java Developer
6 578 (10.12%) AWS DevOps
7 480 (8.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 375 (6.57%) Cloud Engineer
9 336 (5.88%) AWS Developer
10 279 (4.89%) Cloud Architect
11 261 (4.57%) .NET Developer
12 258 (4.52%) Consultant
13 257 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
14 235 (4.11%) AWS Architect
15 224 (3.92%) Senior Developer
16 211 (3.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 184 (3.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 167 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
19 147 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
20 138 (2.42%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1302 (22.80%) Web Services
2 682 (11.94%) Node.js
3 549 (9.61%) REST
4 548 (9.60%) .NET
5 524 (9.18%) HTML
6 479 (8.39%) CSS
7 478 (8.37%) AngularJS
8 429 (7.51%) Spring
9 378 (6.62%) React
10 352 (6.16%) RESTful
11 302 (5.29%) Kafka
12 293 (5.13%) JSON
13 259 (4.54%) HTML5
14 249 (4.36%) Elastic Stack
15 214 (3.75%) ASP.NET
16 203 (3.55%) Spring Boot
17 202 (3.54%) jQuery
18 194 (3.40%) RabbitMQ
19 190 (3.33%) XML
20 165 (2.89%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 308 (5.39%) Public Cloud
2 229 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
4 212 (3.71%) Data Centre
5 186 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 134 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 112 (1.96%) Fintech
8 90 (1.58%) User Experience
9 84 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 83 (1.45%) Private Cloud
11 77 (1.35%) Cloud Native
12 74 (1.30%) Algorithms
13 73 (1.28%) Data Structures
14 68 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
15 64 (1.12%) PKI
15 64 (1.12%) Replication
16 61 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
17 59 (1.03%) Virtual Team
18 57 (1.00%) Clustering
19 54 (0.95%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1891 (33.11%) Linux
2 720 (12.61%) Windows
3 487 (8.53%) Unix
4 345 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 272 (4.76%) CentOS
6 267 (4.68%) Windows Server
7 139 (2.43%) Ubuntu
8 115 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 65 (1.14%) Android
10 49 (0.86%) Solaris
11 48 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 44 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (0.65%) CoreOS
14 35 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 32 (0.56%) Mac OS X
16 25 (0.44%) Debian
17 24 (0.42%) VMS
18 23 (0.40%) Windows 10
19 22 (0.39%) AIX
20 19 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2387 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2307 (40.40%) DevOps
3 1159 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1049 (18.37%) TDD
5 800 (14.01%) Configuration Management
6 799 (13.99%) Microservices
7 781 (13.68%) Scrum
8 657 (11.50%) Open Source
9 587 (10.28%) Migration
10 536 (9.39%) Test Automation
11 483 (8.46%) Software Engineering
12 472 (8.26%) BDD
13 468 (8.19%) Continuous Delivery
14 402 (7.04%) Kanban
15 371 (6.50%) MVC
16 329 (5.76%) E-Commerce
17 273 (4.78%) SOA
18 267 (4.68%) OO
19 257 (4.50%) Analytics
20 237 (4.15%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1900 (33.27%) Java
2 1526 (26.72%) Python
3 971 (17.00%) JavaScript
4 787 (13.78%) SQL
5 702 (12.29%) Ruby
6 545 (9.54%) Bash Shell
7 462 (8.09%) C#
8 329 (5.76%) Scala
9 305 (5.34%) PowerShell
10 259 (4.54%) Go
11 227 (3.97%) Perl
12 201 (3.52%) PHP
13 183 (3.20%) Groovy
14 152 (2.66%) Shell Script
15 76 (1.33%) ES6
16 69 (1.21%) R
16 69 (1.21%) TypeScript
17 67 (1.17%) T-SQL
18 50 (0.88%) C++
19 41 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 527 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 426 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 224 (3.92%) Degree
4 128 (2.24%) AWS Certification
5 91 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 84 (1.47%) CISSP
7 81 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
8 80 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 55 (0.96%) DV Cleared
10 52 (0.91%) MCSE
11 48 (0.84%) CISM
12 33 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
13 32 (0.56%) CCIE
13 32 (0.56%) CCNP
14 26 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (0.44%) SANS
16 23 (0.40%) CCSP
17 21 (0.37%) CCNA
17 21 (0.37%) MCSA
18 19 (0.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (4.31%) QA
2 61 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 59 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (1.02%) GCP
5 43 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 36 (0.63%) GDPR
7 35 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
8 34 (0.60%) SLA
9 25 (0.44%) COBIT
10 20 (0.35%) PMO
11 10 (0.18%) GPG13
12 8 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
13 7 (0.12%) PSD2
13 7 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.11%) JSP 440
15 5 (0.088%) FedRAMP
15 5 (0.088%) HMG Infosec
16 4 (0.070%) PA-DSS
16 4 (0.070%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1393 (24.39%) Docker
2 259 (4.54%) Active Directory
3 238 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 71 (1.24%) HDFS
6 69 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
7 46 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (0.70%) vCloud
9 34 (0.60%) vSphere
10 31 (0.54%) Xen
11 29 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 27 (0.47%) Apache Flume
12 27 (0.47%) KVM
13 24 (0.42%) flannel
14 20 (0.35%) etcd
14 20 (0.35%) Gluster
15 18 (0.32%) Squid
16 16 (0.28%) LXC
17 15 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
18 14 (0.25%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1337 (23.41%) Ansible
2 1211 (21.20%) Puppet
3 787 (13.78%) Opscode Chef
4 776 (13.59%) Terraform
5 634 (11.10%) Kubernetes
6 179 (3.13%) logstash
7 129 (2.26%) Kibana
8 117 (2.05%) Nagios
9 105 (1.84%) Packer
10 101 (1.77%) ZABBIX
11 97 (1.70%) Mesos
12 78 (1.37%) SCCM
13 74 (1.30%) Salt
14 65 (1.14%) Graphite
15 58 (1.02%) Grafana
16 57 (1.00%) SCOM
17 56 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
18 54 (0.95%) HAProxy
18 54 (0.95%) Prometheus
19 51 (0.89%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 587 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 475 (8.32%) VMware
3 465 (8.14%) Oracle
4 359 (6.29%) Google
5 334 (5.85%) Red Hat
6 187 (3.27%) Splunk
7 166 (2.91%) Cisco
8 138 (2.42%) Atlassian
9 120 (2.10%) SAP
10 114 (2.00%) IBM
11 112 (1.96%) New Relic
12 86 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
13 83 (1.45%) Cloudera
14 82 (1.44%) Citrix
15 77 (1.35%) Tableau
16 73 (1.28%) CheckPoint
17 69 (1.21%) Juniper
18 64 (1.12%) Palo Alto
19 62 (1.09%) Rackspace
20 60 (1.05%) SaltStack