Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 44 78
Rank change year-on-year +25 +34 +74
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 7,779 4,278 2,856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.70% 4.69% 2.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.36% 35.78% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,509 3,141 2,227
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £340
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £467 £450
% change year-on-year +1.82% +3.67% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 3
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +33.33%

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 19,766 11,956 8,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.57% 13.11% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,462 8,339 6,119
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £290
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 160 148
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.48 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -16.94% -1.11%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.40 £55.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% -24.44%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +27 7,442 £525 +5.00% 1,990
London +17 4,721 £550 +6.28% 1,081
UK excluding London +32 2,987 £475 +1.82% 984
South East +30 964 £493 +3.68% 233
North of England +26 738 £450 - 298
Midlands +30 474 £500 +8.70% 107
North West +11 374 £475 +9.51% 166
South West +39 334 £475 +14.46% 112
West Midlands +30 321 £500 +5.65% 60
Yorkshire +50 291 £425 -5.56% 106
East of England +23 224 £500 -4.76% 159
Scotland +58 191 £450 +2.86% 43
East Midlands +37 142 £440 +15.41% 47
North East +27 74 £413 -13.16% 26
Wales -28 65 £525 +7.69% 13
Northern Ireland +5 18 £463 +15.63% 19

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 3,486 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 3,435 (44.16%) DevOps
3 2,684 (34.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 2,399 (30.84%) Java
5 2,297 (29.53%) Linux
6 2,096 (26.94%) Python
7 2,056 (26.43%) Docker
8 1,982 (25.48%) Jenkins
9 1,767 (22.72%) Ansible
10 1,472 (18.92%) TDD
11 1,469 (18.88%) Git (software)
12 1,451 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
13 1,409 (18.11%) Web Services
14 1,403 (18.04%) Puppet
15 1,274 (16.38%) JavaScript
16 1,270 (16.33%) Terraform
17 1,160 (14.91%) Microservices
18 1,148 (14.76%) Finance
19 1,072 (13.78%) Kubernetes
20 1,036 (13.32%) Opscode Chef
21 1,001 (12.87%) SQL
22 991 (12.74%) Scrum
23 989 (12.71%) Windows
24 905 (11.63%) Node.js
25 881 (11.33%) Security Cleared
26 880 (11.31%) Configuration Management
27 856 (11.00%) Ruby
28 791 (10.17%) Microsoft
29 777 (9.99%) Migration
30 748 (9.62%) NoSQL

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
1 426 (5.48%) Apache
2 412 (5.30%) Elasticsearch
3 407 (5.23%) Confluence
4 398 (5.12%) Tomcat
5 385 (4.95%) Apache Spark
6 318 (4.09%) OpenStack
7 227 (2.92%) Cloud Foundry
8 222 (2.85%) nginx
9 187 (2.40%) WebSphere
10 160 (2.06%) WebLogic
11 137 (1.76%) IIS
12 121 (1.56%) JBoss
13 86 (1.11%) CMS
14 55 (0.71%) SharePoint
15 53 (0.68%) Apache Pig
16 51 (0.66%) MS Exchange
17 44 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 44 (0.57%) Jetty
17 44 (0.57%) SAS
18 43 (0.55%) Mule
Applications
1 54 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.17%) HipChat
5 9 (0.12%) Stata
6 4 (0.051%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.051%) SPSS
7 3 (0.039%) Simulink
8 2 (0.026%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.026%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.026%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.013%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.013%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.013%) Gephi
9 1 (0.013%) GIMP
9 1 (0.013%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.013%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
2 23 (0.30%) Magento
3 18 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
5 14 (0.18%) thinkFolio
6 13 (0.17%) Front Arena
7 12 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.13%) PolarLake
8 10 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.090%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.064%) Bloomberg AIM
13 4 (0.051%) Adobe Campaign
13 4 (0.051%) Distributed Ledger
13 4 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2,684 (34.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 703 (9.04%) Amazon EC2
3 604 (7.76%) Serverless
4 593 (7.62%) Amazon S3
5 572 (7.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 552 (7.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 544 (6.99%) PaaS
8 529 (6.80%) AWS Lambda
9 447 (5.75%) IaaS
10 420 (5.40%) GitHub
11 375 (4.82%) SaaS
12 322 (4.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 308 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
14 229 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 213 (2.74%) Route 53
16 200 (2.57%) Office 365
17 194 (2.49%) OpenShift
18 169 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
19 166 (2.13%) Heroku
20 138 (1.77%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 426 (5.48%) Firewall
2 307 (3.95%) DNS
3 278 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 235 (3.02%) HTTP
5 182 (2.34%) VPN
6 161 (2.07%) SSL
7 147 (1.89%) Internet
8 136 (1.75%) WAN
9 88 (1.13%) DHCP
10 80 (1.03%) SAN
11 79 (1.02%) Network Security
11 79 (1.02%) Wireless
12 75 (0.96%) LAN
13 71 (0.91%) FTP
14 63 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
15 51 (0.66%) SMS
16 36 (0.46%) BGP
16 36 (0.46%) IPsec
17 35 (0.45%) VLAN
18 32 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 748 (9.62%) NoSQL
2 739 (9.50%) MySQL
3 671 (8.63%) PostgreSQL
4 617 (7.93%) SQL Server
5 554 (7.12%) MongoDB
6 544 (6.99%) Big Data
7 492 (6.32%) Hadoop
8 421 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
9 336 (4.32%) Relational Database
10 298 (3.83%) Amazon Redshift
11 260 (3.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 229 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
13 214 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
14 204 (2.62%) Redis
15 183 (2.35%) Apache Hive
16 152 (1.95%) HBase
17 135 (1.74%) RDBMS
18 93 (1.20%) Power BI
19 91 (1.17%) Oracle Database
20 84 (1.08%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,982 (25.48%) Jenkins
2 1,469 (18.88%) Git (software)
3 629 (8.09%) JIRA
4 476 (6.12%) Maven
5 332 (4.27%) TeamCity
6 294 (3.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 238 (3.06%) Selenium
8 203 (2.61%) Subversion
9 201 (2.58%) JUnit
10 196 (2.52%) GitLab
11 187 (2.40%) Gradle
12 182 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 177 (2.28%) Cucumber
14 173 (2.22%) Artifactory
15 171 (2.20%) SonarQube
16 165 (2.12%) NUnit
16 165 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
17 141 (1.81%) Bitbucket
18 127 (1.63%) Vagrant
19 114 (1.47%) webpack
General
1 1,148 (14.76%) Finance
2 435 (5.59%) Banking
3 255 (3.28%) Retail
4 182 (2.34%) Marketing
5 161 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 84 (1.08%) Games
6 84 (1.08%) Law
7 83 (1.07%) Publishing
8 69 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 67 (0.86%) Advertising
10 55 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 51 (0.66%) Electronics
12 45 (0.58%) Front Office
13 42 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 33 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 32 (0.41%) Back Office
16 30 (0.39%) Legal
17 25 (0.32%) Billing
18 22 (0.28%) Automotive
19 13 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,130 (27.38%) Developer
2 1,831 (23.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,220 (15.68%) Architect
4 1,034 (13.29%) AWS Engineer
5 860 (11.06%) AWS DevOps
6 804 (10.34%) Java Developer
7 698 (8.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 485 (6.23%) Cloud Engineer
9 367 (4.72%) Cloud Architect
10 344 (4.42%) AWS Architect
11 343 (4.41%) Senior Developer
12 333 (4.28%) AWS Developer
13 330 (4.24%) Consultant
14 327 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
15 313 (4.02%) Senior DevOps
16 279 (3.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 274 (3.52%) .NET Developer
18 253 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
19 234 (3.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
20 217 (2.79%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,409 (18.11%) Web Services
2 905 (11.63%) Node.js
3 747 (9.60%) .NET
4 666 (8.56%) REST
5 593 (7.62%) AngularJS
6 555 (7.13%) CSS
7 542 (6.97%) HTML
7 542 (6.97%) Spring
8 532 (6.84%) RESTful
9 477 (6.13%) React
10 462 (5.94%) Kafka
11 377 (4.85%) JSON
12 292 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
13 281 (3.61%) HTML5
14 271 (3.48%) ASP.NET
15 265 (3.41%) Spring Boot
16 257 (3.30%) XML
17 249 (3.20%) SOAP
18 218 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
19 215 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 475 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
2 414 (5.32%) Public Cloud
3 318 (4.09%) Data Centre
4 314 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 222 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 218 (2.80%) Fintech
7 174 (2.24%) User Experience
8 171 (2.20%) Mobile App
9 158 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
10 149 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 145 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
12 143 (1.84%) Private Cloud
13 123 (1.58%) Algorithms
14 115 (1.48%) iPad
15 108 (1.39%) Cloud Native
16 100 (1.29%) Data Structures
17 94 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
18 73 (0.94%) Management Information System
19 71 (0.91%) Virtual Team
20 57 (0.73%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2,297 (29.53%) Linux
2 989 (12.71%) Windows
3 578 (7.43%) Unix
4 468 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 325 (4.18%) Windows Server
6 256 (3.29%) CentOS
7 129 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 126 (1.62%) Android
9 125 (1.61%) Ubuntu
10 108 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 89 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 61 (0.78%) Windows 10
13 50 (0.64%) Debian
14 39 (0.50%) CoreOS
15 32 (0.41%) DC/OS
15 32 (0.41%) Solaris
16 30 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (0.31%) Windows 7
18 19 (0.24%) AIX
19 18 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,486 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 3,435 (44.16%) DevOps
3 1,472 (18.92%) TDD
4 1,451 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
5 1,160 (14.91%) Microservices
6 991 (12.74%) Scrum
7 880 (11.31%) Configuration Management
8 777 (9.99%) Migration
9 745 (9.58%) Test Automation
10 703 (9.04%) BDD
11 687 (8.83%) Open Source
12 675 (8.68%) Continuous Delivery
13 628 (8.07%) E-Commerce
14 587 (7.55%) Software Engineering
15 474 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
16 470 (6.04%) Kanban
17 455 (5.85%) Analytics
18 452 (5.81%) MVC
19 451 (5.80%) OO
20 370 (4.76%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,399 (30.84%) Java
2 2,096 (26.94%) Python
3 1,274 (16.38%) JavaScript
4 1,001 (12.87%) SQL
5 856 (11.00%) Ruby
6 746 (9.59%) Bash Shell
7 696 (8.95%) C#
8 445 (5.72%) Java 8
9 432 (5.55%) PowerShell
10 390 (5.01%) Scala
11 342 (4.40%) Perl
12 305 (3.92%) Groovy
13 282 (3.63%) PHP
14 266 (3.42%) Go
15 234 (3.01%) Shell Script
16 175 (2.25%) ES6
17 161 (2.07%) C++
18 142 (1.83%) TypeScript
19 120 (1.54%) C
20 75 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 881 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 707 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 304 (3.91%) Degree
4 236 (3.03%) AWS Certification
5 117 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 110 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 91 (1.17%) CISSP
8 66 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 65 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 60 (0.77%) CISM
11 58 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
11 58 (0.75%) CCNP
12 50 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
13 42 (0.54%) MCSE
14 41 (0.53%) Master's Degree
15 34 (0.44%) CCNA
16 27 (0.35%) CISA
17 25 (0.32%) CEH
18 23 (0.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 20 (0.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (3.09%) QA
2 223 (2.87%) GCP
3 139 (1.79%) GDPR
4 79 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 61 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 58 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 45 (0.58%) SLA
8 27 (0.35%) PMO
9 25 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
9 25 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.26%) NIST 800
11 14 (0.18%) HIPAA
12 13 (0.17%) COBIT
12 13 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (0.13%) GAAP
14 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.077%) JSP 440
15 6 (0.077%) RMADS
16 5 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
17 3 (0.039%) PSD2
System Software
1 2,056 (26.43%) Docker
2 342 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 307 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
5 79 (1.02%) HDFS
5 79 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 73 (0.94%) Apache Flume
7 71 (0.91%) vSphere
8 54 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 40 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 39 (0.50%) vCloud
11 38 (0.49%) Xen
12 35 (0.45%) VirtualBox
13 29 (0.37%) flannel
14 28 (0.36%) etcd
15 25 (0.32%) XenApp
16 21 (0.27%) KVM
16 21 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
17 20 (0.26%) VMware NSX
18 16 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,767 (22.72%) Ansible
2 1,403 (18.04%) Puppet
3 1,270 (16.33%) Terraform
4 1,072 (13.78%) Kubernetes
5 1,036 (13.32%) Opscode Chef
6 226 (2.91%) Packer
7 166 (2.13%) Nagios
8 153 (1.97%) Mesos
9 147 (1.89%) Kibana
9 147 (1.89%) logstash
10 129 (1.66%) Salt
11 115 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
12 114 (1.47%) Consul
13 104 (1.34%) SCCM
14 103 (1.32%) Grafana
15 99 (1.27%) ZABBIX
16 86 (1.11%) Rancher
17 79 (1.02%) Prometheus
18 70 (0.90%) Oozie
19 62 (0.80%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 791 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 663 (8.52%) Google
3 584 (7.51%) Oracle
4 471 (6.05%) VMware
5 423 (5.44%) Red Hat
6 348 (4.47%) Splunk
7 235 (3.02%) Cisco
8 199 (2.56%) IBM
9 176 (2.26%) Atlassian
10 151 (1.94%) New Relic
10 151 (1.94%) SAP
11 148 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
12 104 (1.34%) Cloudera
13 101 (1.30%) Tableau
14 100 (1.29%) CheckPoint
15 98 (1.26%) SaltStack
16 88 (1.13%) Citrix
17 75 (0.96%) AppDynamics
18 71 (0.91%) F5
19 69 (0.89%) HP