Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 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
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 23 45
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22 +52
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 9,267 7,053 4,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.49% 7.01% 4.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.35% 38.30% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,596 5,147 3,080
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £390 £380 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.06 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.78% -9.07% +53.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.88 £43.31 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.54% +1.89% -8.30%

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 24,164 18,415 12,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.75% 18.30% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,647 12,747 8,447
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 234 168
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.46 £11.08 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.50 £50.50 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -0.74% -13.91%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 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
England +10 8,726 £537 +3.32% 3,046
London +4 5,206 £550 +4.76% 1,477
UK excluding London +16 3,969 £500 +5.26% 1,753
North of England +21 1,062 £500 +11.11% 542
South East +5 1,004 £518 +6.15% 392
Midlands +23 681 £475 -0.99% 248
North West +13 457 £513 +7.89% 307
West Midlands +15 456 £488 +0.62% 154
Yorkshire +26 452 £450 - 194
South West -1 428 £500 +5.26% 204
East of England +31 329 £495 -4.62% 183
Scotland +21 314 £475 +8.57% 88
East Midlands +30 204 £450 -0.11% 93
North East +53 157 £500 +5.16% 41
Wales +2 147 £525 +5.00% 65
Northern Ireland +16 10 £425 -20.93% 31

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 4,003 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
2 3,834 (41.37%) DevOps
3 3,404 (36.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 2,771 (29.90%) Java
5 2,497 (26.95%) Python
6 2,460 (26.55%) Docker
7 2,352 (25.38%) Jenkins
8 2,347 (25.33%) Linux
9 2,121 (22.89%) Ansible
10 1,829 (19.74%) Terraform
11 1,790 (19.32%) Kubernetes
12 1,736 (18.73%) Git (software)
13 1,684 (18.17%) Microservices
14 1,576 (17.01%) Finance
15 1,528 (16.49%) JavaScript
16 1,525 (16.46%) Web Services
17 1,515 (16.35%) Puppet
18 1,504 (16.23%) TDD
19 1,476 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
20 1,307 (14.10%) SQL
21 1,162 (12.54%) Google Cloud Platform
22 1,118 (12.06%) Opscode Chef
23 1,103 (11.90%) Scrum
24 1,045 (11.28%) Windows
25 1,004 (10.83%) Migration
26 986 (10.64%) Test Automation
27 982 (10.60%) Google
28 929 (10.02%) Node.js
29 913 (9.85%) Microsoft
30 903 (9.74%) Serverless

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
1 552 (5.96%) Confluence
2 359 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
3 339 (3.66%) Apache Spark
4 323 (3.49%) Tomcat
5 281 (3.03%) OpenStack
6 278 (3.00%) Apache
7 223 (2.41%) WebSphere
8 198 (2.14%) nginx
9 179 (1.93%) WebLogic
10 169 (1.82%) IIS
11 155 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
12 122 (1.32%) JBoss
13 92 (0.99%) Jetty
14 84 (0.91%) SharePoint
15 83 (0.90%) CMS
16 74 (0.80%) MS Exchange
17 54 (0.58%) Apache Solr
18 51 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
19 49 (0.53%) Mongrel
20 47 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 65 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 29 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.097%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.065%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.043%) HipChat
8 3 (0.032%) SPSS
9 1 (0.011%) Blender
9 1 (0.011%) CATIA
9 1 (0.011%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.011%) iWork
9 1 (0.011%) Maya
9 1 (0.011%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 25 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.19%) Endur
3 14 (0.15%) Maximo
4 12 (0.13%) Sentinel
5 11 (0.12%) Actimize
5 11 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.076%) Magento
9 6 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
9 6 (0.065%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 6 (0.065%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.065%) PolarLake
9 6 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.043%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.043%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.043%) SAP R/3
11 4 (0.043%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3,404 (36.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,162 (12.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 903 (9.74%) Serverless
4 804 (8.68%) Amazon EC2
5 733 (7.91%) AWS Lambda
6 698 (7.53%) Amazon S3
7 648 (6.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 538 (5.81%) PaaS
9 488 (5.27%) IaaS
10 437 (4.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 430 (4.64%) SaaS
12 394 (4.25%) GitHub
13 367 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
14 298 (3.22%) OpenShift
15 281 (3.03%) Office 365
16 252 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 219 (2.36%) Amazon SQS
18 214 (2.31%) Amazon EMR
19 202 (2.18%) Route 53
20 183 (1.97%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 506 (5.46%) Firewall
2 393 (4.24%) DNS
3 339 (3.66%) VPN
4 290 (3.13%) HTTP
5 238 (2.57%) TCP/IP
6 211 (2.28%) WAN
7 166 (1.79%) SSL
8 148 (1.60%) LAN
9 146 (1.58%) Network Security
10 130 (1.40%) DHCP
11 104 (1.12%) SAN
12 97 (1.05%) Internet
13 81 (0.87%) IPsec
14 75 (0.81%) FTP
15 74 (0.80%) BGP
16 71 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
17 69 (0.74%) VLAN
18 66 (0.71%) MPLS
19 65 (0.70%) OSPF
20 59 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 831 (8.97%) NoSQL
2 761 (8.21%) MySQL
3 700 (7.55%) Big Data
4 695 (7.50%) MongoDB
5 678 (7.32%) Hadoop
6 645 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
7 633 (6.83%) SQL Server
8 484 (5.22%) Amazon RDS
9 336 (3.63%) Relational Database
10 333 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 322 (3.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 321 (3.46%) Amazon Redshift
13 281 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
14 222 (2.40%) Apache Hive
15 208 (2.24%) Redis
16 146 (1.58%) RDBMS
17 138 (1.49%) Oracle Database
18 117 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 115 (1.24%) Data Lake
20 102 (1.10%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 2,352 (25.38%) Jenkins
2 1,736 (18.73%) Git (software)
3 899 (9.70%) JIRA
4 606 (6.54%) Maven
5 361 (3.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 318 (3.43%) Selenium
7 309 (3.33%) GitLab
8 263 (2.84%) TeamCity
9 251 (2.71%) JUnit
10 246 (2.65%) SonarQube
11 207 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 200 (2.16%) Bitbucket
13 197 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 187 (2.02%) Cucumber
15 185 (2.00%) Subversion
16 184 (1.99%) Artifactory
17 183 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
18 167 (1.80%) Gradle
19 138 (1.49%) Vagrant
20 135 (1.46%) NUnit
General
1 1,576 (17.01%) Finance
2 653 (7.05%) Banking
3 367 (3.96%) Retail
4 177 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 176 (1.90%) Marketing
6 145 (1.56%) Front Office
7 123 (1.33%) Law
8 112 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 103 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 78 (0.84%) Electronics
11 73 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 68 (0.73%) Legal
13 66 (0.71%) Publishing
14 58 (0.63%) Games
15 57 (0.62%) Back Office
16 49 (0.53%) Retail Banking
17 38 (0.41%) Billing
18 33 (0.36%) Advertising
19 26 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
20 24 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,582 (27.86%) Developer
2 1,946 (21.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,423 (15.36%) Architect
4 1,105 (11.92%) AWS Engineer
5 947 (10.22%) Java Developer
6 808 (8.72%) AWS DevOps
7 704 (7.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 500 (5.40%) Cloud Engineer
9 438 (4.73%) Senior Developer
10 405 (4.37%) AWS Architect
11 404 (4.36%) AWS Developer
11 404 (4.36%) Cloud Architect
12 351 (3.79%) Data Engineer
13 345 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
14 304 (3.28%) Consultant
15 280 (3.02%) .NET Developer
16 259 (2.79%) Senior DevOps
17 253 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
18 240 (2.59%) Analyst
19 231 (2.49%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,525 (16.46%) Web Services
2 929 (10.02%) Node.js
3 811 (8.75%) .NET
4 749 (8.08%) Spring
5 744 (8.03%) REST
6 699 (7.54%) React
7 654 (7.06%) HTML
8 647 (6.98%) RESTful
9 614 (6.63%) CSS
10 586 (6.32%) AngularJS
11 535 (5.77%) Spring Boot
12 437 (4.72%) Kafka
13 349 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
14 309 (3.33%) SOAP
15 296 (3.19%) JSON
16 253 (2.73%) Hibernate
17 243 (2.62%) HTML5
18 231 (2.49%) J2EE
19 230 (2.48%) ASP.NET
20 223 (2.41%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 643 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
2 583 (6.29%) Public Cloud
3 391 (4.22%) Data Centre
4 383 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
5 265 (2.86%) Fintech
6 251 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 247 (2.67%) Cloud Native
8 216 (2.33%) User Experience
9 195 (2.10%) Algorithms
10 151 (1.63%) Management Information System
11 137 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 136 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 113 (1.22%) Private Cloud
14 112 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
15 111 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
16 109 (1.18%) Data Structures
17 73 (0.79%) PKI
18 72 (0.78%) Hedge funds
19 65 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
20 63 (0.68%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2,347 (25.33%) Linux
2 1,045 (11.28%) Windows
3 563 (6.08%) Unix
4 548 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 308 (3.32%) Windows Server
6 244 (2.63%) CentOS
7 101 (1.09%) Android
8 93 (1.00%) Ubuntu
9 90 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 84 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 73 (0.79%) Solaris
12 56 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 51 (0.55%) Windows 10
14 49 (0.53%) Debian
15 45 (0.49%) VMS
16 31 (0.33%) AIX
17 26 (0.28%) Mac OS X
18 25 (0.27%) Windows 7
19 18 (0.19%) CoreOS
20 17 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,003 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
2 3,834 (41.37%) DevOps
3 1,684 (18.17%) Microservices
4 1,504 (16.23%) TDD
5 1,476 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
6 1,103 (11.90%) Scrum
7 1,004 (10.83%) Migration
8 986 (10.64%) Test Automation
9 854 (9.22%) Open Source
10 825 (8.90%) Configuration Management
11 784 (8.46%) BDD
12 735 (7.93%) Software Engineering
13 681 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
14 578 (6.24%) Analytics
15 534 (5.76%) Kanban
16 495 (5.34%) OO
17 494 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
18 408 (4.40%) Deployment Automation
19 406 (4.38%) E-Commerce
20 405 (4.37%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2,771 (29.90%) Java
2 2,497 (26.95%) Python
3 1,528 (16.49%) JavaScript
4 1,307 (14.10%) SQL
5 731 (7.89%) Bash Shell
6 688 (7.42%) C#
7 587 (6.33%) Ruby
8 568 (6.13%) Java 8
9 478 (5.16%) PowerShell
10 370 (3.99%) Scala
11 337 (3.64%) Go
12 333 (3.59%) Perl
13 277 (2.99%) PHP
14 230 (2.48%) ES6
15 200 (2.16%) TypeScript
16 170 (1.83%) Shell Script
17 157 (1.69%) C++
18 139 (1.50%) R
19 119 (1.28%) Groovy
20 97 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 886 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 742 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 358 (3.86%) Degree
4 269 (2.90%) AWS Certification
5 182 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 144 (1.55%) CISSP
7 128 (1.38%) RHCE
8 109 (1.18%) CCNP
9 100 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 91 (0.98%) CISM
11 82 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 66 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 66 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 65 (0.70%) Master's Degree
14 53 (0.57%) CCIE
15 52 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
16 49 (0.53%) MCSE
17 44 (0.47%) PhD
18 42 (0.45%) CISA
19 41 (0.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (3.01%) QA
2 143 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 124 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 79 (0.85%) GDPR
5 42 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 42 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 35 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 31 (0.33%) SLA
8 25 (0.27%) PMO
9 22 (0.24%) HIPAA
10 20 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.19%) FedRAMP
12 17 (0.18%) PSD2
13 11 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 11 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 10 (0.11%) ISO 22301
15 9 (0.097%) ISAE 3402
15 9 (0.097%) ISO 31000
16 5 (0.054%) COBIT
16 5 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2,460 (26.55%) Docker
2 447 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 377 (4.07%) Active Directory
4 135 (1.46%) vSphere
5 107 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 79 (0.85%) HDFS
6 79 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 69 (0.74%) Xen
8 62 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (0.50%) XenApp
10 36 (0.39%) NFS
11 35 (0.38%) Apache Flume
11 35 (0.38%) VMware NSX
12 32 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 30 (0.32%) vCloud
14 28 (0.30%) VirtualBox
14 28 (0.30%) XenDesktop
15 26 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
16 22 (0.24%) KVM
16 22 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2,121 (22.89%) Ansible
2 1,829 (19.74%) Terraform
3 1,790 (19.32%) Kubernetes
4 1,515 (16.35%) Puppet
5 1,118 (12.06%) Opscode Chef
6 200 (2.16%) Packer
7 167 (1.80%) Prometheus
8 149 (1.61%) Salt
9 146 (1.58%) Grafana
10 144 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
11 143 (1.54%) Nagios
12 129 (1.39%) Kibana
13 107 (1.15%) ZABBIX
14 97 (1.05%) SCCM
15 86 (0.93%) Mesos
16 78 (0.84%) Consul
17 74 (0.80%) logstash
18 70 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
19 63 (0.68%) Rancher
20 61 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 982 (10.60%) Google
2 913 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 769 (8.30%) Oracle
4 682 (7.36%) VMware
5 522 (5.63%) Red Hat
6 517 (5.58%) Splunk
7 350 (3.78%) Cisco
8 238 (2.57%) Atlassian
9 199 (2.15%) Cloudera
10 191 (2.06%) IBM
11 146 (1.58%) Citrix
12 141 (1.52%) SAP
13 137 (1.48%) Qualys
14 128 (1.38%) Hortonworks
15 122 (1.32%) Tableau
16 111 (1.20%) F5
17 110 (1.19%) New Relic
18 95 (1.03%) CheckPoint
19 92 (0.99%) AppDynamics
20 83 (0.90%) NetApp