Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 31 49
Rank change year-on-year +20 +18 +68
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 9,542 6,484 4,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.05% 6.28% 4.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.49% 37.58% 35.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,972 4,807 3,215
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £385 £370 £363
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £453
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.97% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 3
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.15 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.36% +14.72% +1.17%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.08 £20.60
90th Percentile £95.00 £58.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.31 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.96% +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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 24,791 17,252 12,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.52% 16.71% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,184 11,983 8,565
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 220 189
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -16.28%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £61.77 £58.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.30 £17.03
% change year-on-year -4.38% +7.47% -24.31%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +17 9,010 £525 +5.00% 2,580
London +7 5,415 £550 +4.76% 1,340
UK excluding London +16 4,024 £500 +5.26% 1,399
South East +2 1,084 £525 +8.47% 330
North of England +34 1,014 £475 +5.56% 392
Midlands +31 672 £473 +0.53% 230
North West +22 459 £500 +6.67% 208
Yorkshire +37 444 £450 - 133
South West +14 420 £475 +11.76% 152
West Midlands +25 414 £500 +5.26% 144
East of England +33 391 £500 -4.76% 137
Scotland +36 323 £475 +11.76% 81
East Midlands +37 239 £430 +7.50% 85
Wales -8 120 £525 +7.14% 49
North East +41 115 £500 +22.47% 51
Northern Ireland +42 13 £443 - 29

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 4,223 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 3,865 (40.51%) DevOps
3 3,266 (34.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 3,023 (31.68%) Java
5 2,625 (27.51%) Docker
6 2,428 (25.45%) Linux
7 2,414 (25.30%) Python
8 2,392 (25.07%) Jenkins
9 2,265 (23.74%) Ansible
10 1,863 (19.52%) Terraform
11 1,750 (18.34%) Git (software)
12 1,746 (18.30%) Kubernetes
13 1,732 (18.15%) TDD
14 1,689 (17.70%) Microservices
15 1,662 (17.42%) Puppet
16 1,638 (17.17%) Web Services
17 1,609 (16.86%) Continuous Integration
18 1,562 (16.37%) JavaScript
19 1,525 (15.98%) Finance
20 1,295 (13.57%) Opscode Chef
21 1,289 (13.51%) SQL
22 1,154 (12.09%) Scrum
23 1,122 (11.76%) Windows
24 1,062 (11.13%) Migration
25 1,042 (10.92%) Test Automation
26 997 (10.45%) Google Cloud Platform
27 980 (10.27%) Amazon EC2
28 950 (9.96%) Node.js
29 941 (9.86%) NoSQL
30 911 (9.55%) .NET

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
1 530 (5.55%) Confluence
2 452 (4.74%) Tomcat
3 439 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
4 355 (3.72%) OpenStack
5 334 (3.50%) Apache Spark
6 320 (3.35%) Apache
7 284 (2.98%) WebSphere
8 234 (2.45%) WebLogic
9 220 (2.31%) nginx
10 172 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
10 172 (1.80%) IIS
11 137 (1.44%) JBoss
12 127 (1.33%) Jetty
13 84 (0.88%) CMS
14 82 (0.86%) MS Exchange
14 82 (0.86%) SharePoint
15 68 (0.71%) Apache Solr
16 59 (0.62%) Mongrel
17 52 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 47 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 93 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 45 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 25 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 21 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.042%) HipChat
8 3 (0.031%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.031%) SPSS
9 1 (0.010%) CATIA
9 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.010%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.010%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.14%) Maximo
3 12 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.10%) Magento
5 9 (0.094%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.094%) PolarLake
5 9 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.094%) Sentinel
6 7 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.063%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 6 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.063%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.063%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.052%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.052%) Endur
8 5 (0.052%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.042%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.042%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3,266 (34.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 997 (10.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 980 (10.27%) Amazon EC2
4 893 (9.36%) Serverless
5 802 (8.40%) Amazon S3
6 710 (7.44%) AWS Lambda
7 697 (7.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 518 (5.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 498 (5.22%) PaaS
10 435 (4.56%) IaaS
11 423 (4.43%) GitHub
12 418 (4.38%) SaaS
13 359 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
14 286 (3.00%) Office 365
15 256 (2.68%) OpenShift
16 235 (2.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 234 (2.45%) Amazon EMR
18 232 (2.43%) Amazon SQS
19 185 (1.94%) Route 53
20 184 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 523 (5.48%) Firewall
2 373 (3.91%) DNS
3 326 (3.42%) HTTP
4 286 (3.00%) VPN
5 257 (2.69%) TCP/IP
6 165 (1.73%) WAN
7 164 (1.72%) SSL
8 130 (1.36%) LAN
9 116 (1.22%) Network Security
10 112 (1.17%) Internet
11 107 (1.12%) SAN
12 106 (1.11%) DHCP
13 89 (0.93%) FTP
14 78 (0.82%) IPsec
15 68 (0.71%) Wireless
16 58 (0.61%) BGP
17 57 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
17 57 (0.60%) MPLS
17 57 (0.60%) OSPF
18 52 (0.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 941 (9.86%) NoSQL
2 896 (9.39%) MySQL
3 750 (7.86%) SQL Server
4 744 (7.80%) MongoDB
5 715 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
6 674 (7.06%) Big Data
7 651 (6.82%) Hadoop
8 448 (4.70%) Amazon RDS
9 347 (3.64%) Relational Database
10 332 (3.48%) Amazon Redshift
11 330 (3.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 313 (3.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 269 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
14 229 (2.40%) Redis
15 221 (2.32%) Apache Hive
16 136 (1.43%) RDBMS
17 132 (1.38%) Amazon Aurora
18 118 (1.24%) Oracle Database
19 106 (1.11%) Data Lake
20 105 (1.10%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2,392 (25.07%) Jenkins
2 1,750 (18.34%) Git (software)
3 851 (8.92%) JIRA
4 679 (7.12%) Maven
5 386 (4.05%) Selenium
6 329 (3.45%) GitLab
7 315 (3.30%) TeamCity
8 282 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
9 262 (2.75%) Cucumber
10 258 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 250 (2.62%) JUnit
12 221 (2.32%) SonarQube
13 218 (2.28%) Bitbucket
14 206 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
15 200 (2.10%) Subversion
16 199 (2.09%) Artifactory
17 196 (2.05%) NUnit
18 184 (1.93%) MSTest
18 184 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
19 182 (1.91%) Gradle
General
1 1,525 (15.98%) Finance
2 562 (5.89%) Banking
3 384 (4.02%) Retail
4 174 (1.82%) Marketing
5 170 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 135 (1.41%) Front Office
7 121 (1.27%) Law
8 100 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 91 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 80 (0.84%) Legal
11 72 (0.75%) Publishing
12 71 (0.74%) Electronics
13 64 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 63 (0.66%) Back Office
15 53 (0.56%) Advertising
16 52 (0.54%) Games
17 38 (0.40%) Retail Banking
18 31 (0.32%) Automotive
19 25 (0.26%) Billing
20 17 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,848 (29.85%) Developer
2 2,034 (21.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,325 (13.89%) Architect
4 1,135 (11.89%) AWS Engineer
5 1,119 (11.73%) Java Developer
6 834 (8.74%) AWS DevOps
7 723 (7.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 506 (5.30%) Cloud Engineer
9 471 (4.94%) Senior Developer
10 439 (4.60%) AWS Developer
11 413 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
12 411 (4.31%) AWS Architect
13 346 (3.63%) .NET Developer
14 337 (3.53%) Consultant
14 337 (3.53%) Data Engineer
15 318 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
16 253 (2.65%) Software Engineer
17 250 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
18 245 (2.57%) Analyst
19 237 (2.48%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,638 (17.17%) Web Services
2 950 (9.96%) Node.js
3 911 (9.55%) .NET
4 869 (9.11%) Spring
5 780 (8.17%) REST
6 722 (7.57%) React
7 662 (6.94%) HTML
8 630 (6.60%) CSS
9 624 (6.54%) AngularJS
10 608 (6.37%) RESTful
11 591 (6.19%) Spring Boot
12 420 (4.40%) Kafka
13 359 (3.76%) Elastic Stack
14 347 (3.64%) JSON
15 323 (3.39%) SOAP
16 304 (3.19%) Hibernate
17 279 (2.92%) HTML5
18 277 (2.90%) ASP.NET
19 276 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
20 249 (2.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 692 (7.25%) Greenfield Project
2 530 (5.55%) Public Cloud
3 416 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 384 (4.02%) Data Centre
5 253 (2.65%) Fintech
6 236 (2.47%) Cloud Native
7 226 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 218 (2.28%) User Experience
9 175 (1.83%) Algorithms
10 160 (1.68%) Mobile App
11 140 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 138 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
13 128 (1.34%) Private Cloud
14 125 (1.31%) Management Information System
15 119 (1.25%) Data Structures
15 119 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
16 79 (0.83%) PKI
17 69 (0.72%) Wiki
18 67 (0.70%) Equities
18 67 (0.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2,428 (25.45%) Linux
2 1,122 (11.76%) Windows
3 644 (6.75%) Unix
4 545 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 360 (3.77%) Windows Server
6 294 (3.08%) CentOS
7 124 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 96 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 86 (0.90%) Android
10 78 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 67 (0.70%) Solaris
12 64 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 62 (0.65%) VMS
14 58 (0.61%) Windows 10
15 48 (0.50%) Debian
16 40 (0.42%) CoreOS
17 29 (0.30%) AIX
18 27 (0.28%) Windows 7
19 23 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
20 18 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,223 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 3,865 (40.51%) DevOps
3 1,732 (18.15%) TDD
4 1,689 (17.70%) Microservices
5 1,609 (16.86%) Continuous Integration
6 1,154 (12.09%) Scrum
7 1,062 (11.13%) Migration
8 1,042 (10.92%) Test Automation
9 885 (9.27%) Configuration Management
10 833 (8.73%) BDD
11 816 (8.55%) Software Engineering
12 787 (8.25%) Open Source
13 684 (7.17%) Continuous Delivery
14 635 (6.65%) Analytics
15 576 (6.04%) OO
16 508 (5.32%) Kanban
17 474 (4.97%) E-Commerce
18 453 (4.75%) Problem-Solving
19 417 (4.37%) ETL
20 406 (4.25%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 3,023 (31.68%) Java
2 2,414 (25.30%) Python
3 1,562 (16.37%) JavaScript
4 1,289 (13.51%) SQL
5 769 (8.06%) Bash Shell
6 746 (7.82%) C#
7 658 (6.90%) Java 8
8 650 (6.81%) Ruby
9 563 (5.90%) PowerShell
10 382 (4.00%) Go
11 371 (3.89%) Scala
12 328 (3.44%) Perl
13 292 (3.06%) PHP
14 217 (2.27%) ES6
15 205 (2.15%) Shell Script
15 205 (2.15%) TypeScript
16 187 (1.96%) Groovy
17 160 (1.68%) C++
18 130 (1.36%) R
19 111 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 861 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 723 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 360 (3.77%) Degree
4 245 (2.57%) AWS Certification
5 151 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
6 126 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 121 (1.27%) CISSP
8 89 (0.93%) CCNP
9 68 (0.71%) CISM
10 67 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 60 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 56 (0.59%) RHCE
13 49 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
14 46 (0.48%) MCSE
15 45 (0.47%) DV Cleared
16 44 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 43 (0.45%) Master's Degree
18 41 (0.43%) PhD
19 40 (0.42%) CCIE
20 38 (0.40%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (3.16%) QA
2 107 (1.12%) GDPR
3 84 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 82 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 43 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 34 (0.36%) PMO
7 33 (0.35%) SLA
8 21 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 20 (0.21%) HIPAA
9 20 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.16%) FedRAMP
11 14 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 13 (0.14%) PSD2
13 12 (0.13%) ISO 9001
14 10 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.084%) ISAE 3402
15 8 (0.084%) ISO 22301
15 8 (0.084%) ISO 31000
15 8 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 7 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,625 (27.51%) Docker
2 450 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 372 (3.90%) Active Directory
4 127 (1.33%) vSphere
5 118 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 103 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
7 86 (0.90%) HDFS
8 78 (0.82%) Xen
9 51 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 38 (0.40%) VirtualBox
11 35 (0.37%) XenApp
12 33 (0.35%) Apache Flume
13 27 (0.28%) KVM
14 26 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 26 (0.27%) NFS
14 26 (0.27%) vCloud
15 24 (0.25%) etcd
16 23 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
17 21 (0.22%) flannel
18 17 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2,265 (23.74%) Ansible
2 1,863 (19.52%) Terraform
3 1,746 (18.30%) Kubernetes
4 1,662 (17.42%) Puppet
5 1,295 (13.57%) Opscode Chef
6 266 (2.79%) Packer
7 189 (1.98%) Nagios
8 184 (1.93%) Prometheus
9 163 (1.71%) Grafana
10 147 (1.54%) Salt
11 144 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
12 132 (1.38%) ZABBIX
13 128 (1.34%) Kibana
14 121 (1.27%) Mesos
15 109 (1.14%) logstash
16 106 (1.11%) SCCM
17 94 (0.99%) Consul
18 79 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
19 74 (0.78%) Rancher
20 70 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 902 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 885 (9.27%) Google
3 860 (9.01%) Oracle
4 668 (7.00%) VMware
5 494 (5.18%) Red Hat
6 448 (4.70%) Splunk
7 313 (3.28%) Cisco
8 228 (2.39%) IBM
9 224 (2.35%) Atlassian
10 175 (1.83%) Cloudera
11 160 (1.68%) Tableau
12 148 (1.55%) New Relic
13 146 (1.53%) SAP
14 135 (1.41%) Citrix
15 93 (0.97%) F5
16 90 (0.94%) AppDynamics
17 85 (0.89%) CheckPoint
18 82 (0.86%) Hortonworks
19 80 (0.84%) HP
20 76 (0.80%) Qualys