Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 57 133
Rank change year-on-year +20 +76 +52
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 5092 3960 1996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.30% 3.66% 1.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.32% 36.02% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3728 2988 1401
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +14.12% +1.19%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £313
90th Percentile £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 21
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -10.83%
10th Percentile £32.62 £22.10 £25.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -71.74%

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 13643 10994 6710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.19% 10.17% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 7617 4375
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +11.11% +1.00%
10th Percentile £269 £285 £236
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £393
% change year-on-year - +8.28% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 175 140
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.48% +31.88%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.43 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% -23.33% +50.00%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +19 4877 £500 +2.56% 872
London +14 3068 £525 +5.00% 493
UK excluding London +36 1981 £463 +2.78% 406
South East +33 781 £475 +5.56% 126
North of England +32 331 £450 -5.26% 125
Midlands +41 286 £461 +11.14% 45
South West +25 233 £413 -5.71% 39
North West +28 210 £450 - 76
East of England +6 180 £475 - 42
West Midlands +55 179 £490 +22.50% 29
East Midlands +12 110 £400 -11.11% 16
Scotland +76 98 £458 +14.38% 14
Wales +18 80 £475 +1.33% 13
Yorkshire -32 69 £475 -13.64% 43
North East +93 52 £450 -5.26% 6
Northern Ireland -51 3 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 2144 (42.11%) DevOps
2 2049 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1796 (35.27%) Linux
4 1640 (32.21%) Java
5 1603 (31.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 1323 (25.98%) Python
7 1283 (25.20%) Ansible
8 1259 (24.73%) Docker
9 1220 (23.96%) Puppet
10 1209 (23.74%) Jenkins
11 1080 (21.21%) Web Services
12 1059 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
13 974 (19.13%) Git (software)
14 859 (16.87%) TDD
15 802 (15.75%) JavaScript
16 791 (15.53%) Finance
17 769 (15.10%) Opscode Chef
18 763 (14.98%) Configuration Management
19 706 (13.86%) Microservices
20 705 (13.85%) Terraform
21 677 (13.30%) Scrum
22 675 (13.26%) Ruby
23 668 (13.12%) Windows
24 664 (13.04%) SQL
25 600 (11.78%) Open Source
26 597 (11.72%) Node.js
27 559 (10.98%) Kubernetes
28 541 (10.62%) Migration
29 526 (10.33%) NoSQL
30 517 (10.15%) Security Cleared

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
1 355 (6.97%) Elasticsearch
2 296 (5.81%) Apache
3 287 (5.64%) Confluence
4 286 (5.62%) OpenStack
5 277 (5.44%) Tomcat
6 220 (4.32%) Apache Spark
7 206 (4.05%) nginx
8 174 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 140 (2.75%) WebSphere
10 122 (2.40%) IIS
11 101 (1.98%) WebLogic
12 92 (1.81%) JBoss
13 66 (1.30%) Apache Solr
14 61 (1.20%) CMS
15 43 (0.84%) Apache Pig
16 41 (0.81%) MS Exchange
17 39 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 36 (0.71%) SharePoint
19 33 (0.65%) Jetty
20 32 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (0.53%) MS Visio
2 24 (0.47%) HipChat
3 22 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.079%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.020%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.20%) Magento
2 10 (0.20%) Maximo
3 9 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
3 9 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.12%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 5 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.079%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.079%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.079%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.059%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.059%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.039%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.020%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1603 (31.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 487 (9.56%) Amazon EC2
3 403 (7.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 377 (7.40%) PaaS
5 346 (6.79%) Amazon S3
6 278 (5.46%) IaaS
7 247 (4.85%) GitHub
8 233 (4.58%) AWS Lambda
9 206 (4.05%) SaaS
10 201 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
11 190 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 185 (3.63%) Google Cloud Platform
13 135 (2.65%) OpenShift
14 131 (2.57%) Office 365
15 125 (2.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 114 (2.24%) Amazon ELB
17 107 (2.10%) Amazon SQS
18 96 (1.89%) Route 53
19 89 (1.75%) Heroku
20 61 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 311 (6.11%) Firewall
2 277 (5.44%) DNS
3 264 (5.18%) HTTP
4 204 (4.01%) TCP/IP
5 155 (3.04%) VPN
6 153 (3.00%) SSL
7 111 (2.18%) WAN
8 93 (1.83%) Internet
9 87 (1.71%) LAN
10 82 (1.61%) SAN
11 81 (1.59%) Network Security
12 76 (1.49%) DHCP
13 55 (1.08%) IPsec
14 42 (0.82%) LDAP
15 39 (0.77%) SSH
16 38 (0.75%) HTTPS
17 37 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
18 34 (0.67%) FTP
19 33 (0.65%) Kerberos
20 32 (0.63%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 526 (10.33%) NoSQL
2 470 (9.23%) MySQL
3 457 (8.97%) SQL Server
4 439 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
5 424 (8.33%) MongoDB
6 404 (7.93%) Big Data
7 376 (7.38%) Hadoop
8 225 (4.42%) Amazon RDS
9 193 (3.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 172 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 171 (3.36%) Relational Database
12 139 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
13 138 (2.71%) Redis
14 134 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
15 128 (2.51%) Apache Hive
16 89 (1.75%) HBase
17 68 (1.34%) RDBMS
18 65 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
19 56 (1.10%) Oracle Database
20 54 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1209 (23.74%) Jenkins
2 974 (19.13%) Git (software)
3 461 (9.05%) JIRA
4 297 (5.83%) Maven
5 194 (3.81%) TeamCity
6 190 (3.73%) Sonatype Nexus
7 171 (3.36%) Bitbucket
8 137 (2.69%) Cucumber
8 137 (2.69%) Vagrant
9 127 (2.49%) Artifactory
10 120 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 119 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 117 (2.30%) Subversion
13 114 (2.24%) Selenium
14 113 (2.22%) GitLab
15 110 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
16 89 (1.75%) NUnit
17 88 (1.73%) Gradle
18 82 (1.61%) gulp
19 77 (1.51%) JUnit
General
1 791 (15.53%) Finance
2 330 (6.48%) Banking
3 164 (3.22%) Retail
4 151 (2.97%) Marketing
5 108 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 76 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 71 (1.39%) Publishing
8 69 (1.36%) Electronics
9 51 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 47 (0.92%) Front Office
11 39 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 29 (0.57%) Games
13 23 (0.45%) Advertising
13 23 (0.45%) Billing
14 22 (0.43%) Legal
15 21 (0.41%) Law
15 21 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.26%) Back Office
17 9 (0.18%) Spanish Language
18 8 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1374 (26.98%) Developer
2 1172 (23.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 754 (14.81%) Architect
4 633 (12.43%) AWS Engineer
5 528 (10.37%) AWS DevOps
6 485 (9.52%) Java Developer
7 420 (8.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 347 (6.81%) Cloud Engineer
9 287 (5.64%) Cloud Architect
10 284 (5.58%) AWS Developer
11 266 (5.22%) Consultant
12 241 (4.73%) Linux Engineer
13 236 (4.63%) AWS Architect
14 212 (4.16%) .NET Developer
15 198 (3.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 177 (3.48%) Senior Developer
17 165 (3.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 139 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
19 134 (2.63%) Technical Architect
20 132 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1080 (21.21%) Web Services
2 597 (11.72%) Node.js
3 489 (9.60%) REST
4 480 (9.43%) .NET
5 450 (8.84%) HTML
6 417 (8.19%) CSS
7 408 (8.01%) AngularJS
8 369 (7.25%) Spring
9 279 (5.48%) RESTful
10 275 (5.40%) React
11 264 (5.18%) Elastic Stack
12 259 (5.09%) JSON
13 254 (4.99%) Kafka
14 224 (4.40%) HTML5
15 187 (3.67%) ASP.NET
16 182 (3.57%) XML
17 169 (3.32%) jQuery
18 162 (3.18%) Spring Boot
19 160 (3.14%) RabbitMQ
20 152 (2.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 288 (5.66%) Public Cloud
2 203 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
3 202 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 198 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
5 164 (3.22%) Computer Science
6 113 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
7 104 (2.04%) User Experience
8 79 (1.55%) Private Cloud
9 74 (1.45%) Mobile App
10 73 (1.43%) Fintech
11 69 (1.36%) Cloud Native
12 61 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
13 57 (1.12%) PKI
14 54 (1.06%) Algorithms
15 50 (0.98%) Virtual Team
16 47 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 45 (0.88%) Clustering
17 45 (0.88%) Data Structures
18 42 (0.82%) Replication
19 40 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1796 (35.27%) Linux
2 668 (13.12%) Windows
3 443 (8.70%) Unix
4 329 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 276 (5.42%) CentOS
6 216 (4.24%) Windows Server
7 139 (2.73%) Ubuntu
8 82 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 63 (1.24%) Android
10 57 (1.12%) Solaris
11 46 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 42 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (0.67%) CoreOS
13 34 (0.67%) Mac OS X
14 31 (0.61%) AIX
15 29 (0.57%) SUSE
16 27 (0.53%) Debian
17 25 (0.49%) VMS
18 24 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2144 (42.11%) DevOps
2 2049 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1059 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
4 859 (16.87%) TDD
5 763 (14.98%) Configuration Management
6 706 (13.86%) Microservices
7 677 (13.30%) Scrum
8 600 (11.78%) Open Source
9 541 (10.62%) Migration
10 461 (9.05%) Test Automation
11 408 (8.01%) Continuous Delivery
12 388 (7.62%) BDD
13 382 (7.50%) Software Engineering
14 350 (6.87%) Kanban
15 336 (6.60%) MVC
16 316 (6.21%) E-Commerce
17 249 (4.89%) SOA
18 239 (4.69%) Analytics
19 234 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
20 213 (4.18%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1640 (32.21%) Java
2 1323 (25.98%) Python
3 802 (15.75%) JavaScript
4 675 (13.26%) Ruby
5 664 (13.04%) SQL
6 503 (9.88%) Bash Shell
7 400 (7.86%) C#
8 326 (6.40%) Scala
9 274 (5.38%) PowerShell
10 230 (4.52%) Perl
11 205 (4.03%) Go
12 175 (3.44%) PHP
13 138 (2.71%) Shell Script
14 137 (2.69%) Groovy
15 57 (1.12%) R
16 55 (1.08%) T-SQL
17 50 (0.98%) TypeScript
18 45 (0.88%) C++
19 38 (0.75%) C
20 36 (0.71%) ES6
Qualifications
1 517 (10.15%) Security Cleared
2 440 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 192 (3.77%) Degree
4 114 (2.24%) AWS Certification
5 83 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 68 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 61 (1.20%) CISSP
9 51 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 47 (0.92%) MCSE
11 38 (0.75%) CISM
12 27 (0.53%) CCIE
13 25 (0.49%) CCNA
14 24 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
15 23 (0.45%) CCNP
16 22 (0.43%) MCSA
16 22 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 21 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
18 19 (0.37%) Master's Degree
18 19 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (3.95%) QA
2 54 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 50 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 34 (0.67%) GCP
6 32 (0.63%) SLA
7 24 (0.47%) COBIT
7 24 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
8 19 (0.37%) GDPR
9 10 (0.20%) GPG13
9 10 (0.20%) PMO
10 8 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
10 8 (0.16%) FedRAMP
11 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.14%) PA-DSS
12 6 (0.12%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.098%) HMG Infosec
13 5 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.059%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.059%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1259 (24.73%) Docker
2 222 (4.36%) Active Directory
3 207 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (1.26%) HDFS
5 59 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 58 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 44 (0.86%) vCloud
8 40 (0.79%) vSphere
9 39 (0.77%) Xen
10 27 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (0.51%) Apache Flume
11 26 (0.51%) etcd
11 26 (0.51%) flannel
11 26 (0.51%) Squid
12 25 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 25 (0.49%) KVM
13 22 (0.43%) LXC
14 19 (0.37%) Postfix
15 15 (0.29%) Gluster
16 14 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1283 (25.20%) Ansible
2 1220 (23.96%) Puppet
3 769 (15.10%) Opscode Chef
4 705 (13.85%) Terraform
5 559 (10.98%) Kubernetes
6 194 (3.81%) logstash
7 148 (2.91%) Kibana
8 100 (1.96%) ZABBIX
9 92 (1.81%) Nagios
10 89 (1.75%) Packer
11 83 (1.63%) Graphite
12 77 (1.51%) Salt
13 71 (1.39%) Mesos
14 66 (1.30%) HAProxy
15 61 (1.20%) Grafana
16 55 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
17 53 (1.04%) SCCM
18 47 (0.92%) Prometheus
19 46 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
20 45 (0.88%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 470 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 449 (8.82%) VMware
3 443 (8.70%) Oracle
4 321 (6.30%) Red Hat
5 301 (5.91%) Google
6 156 (3.06%) Splunk
7 155 (3.04%) Cisco
8 140 (2.75%) SAP
9 130 (2.55%) Atlassian
10 101 (1.98%) New Relic
11 96 (1.89%) IBM
12 87 (1.71%) Cloudera
13 74 (1.45%) AppDynamics
14 69 (1.36%) HP
15 68 (1.34%) Citrix
16 61 (1.20%) SaltStack
17 59 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
18 58 (1.14%) CheckPoint
19 57 (1.12%) Juniper
19 57 (1.12%) Rackspace