Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 40 63
Rank change year-on-year +25 +23 +76
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 8,369 4,830 3,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.10% 5.03% 3.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.99% 36.05% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,995 3,543 2,778
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £356
90th Percentile £675 £626 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 2
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +23.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +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 21,462 13,397 10,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.77% 13.97% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,680 9,160 7,429
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +11.80%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 193 166
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.96 £11.66
90th Percentile £59.00 £59.80 £46.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.89
% change year-on-year - +10.11% -20.54%

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 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +25 7,984 £525 +5.00% 2,128
London +17 5,002 £550 +4.76% 1,058
UK excluding London +19 3,311 £475 +2.70% 1,202
South East +11 1,040 £500 +5.26% 300
North of England +39 850 £450 - 380
Midlands +18 479 £500 +5.26% 151
North West +22 400 £475 +5.56% 196
Yorkshire +78 330 £425 -5.66% 137
West Midlands +11 323 £525 +5.81% 85
South West +18 318 £475 +15.15% 116
East of England +37 294 £500 - 122
Scotland +45 248 £428 -4.83% 73
East Midlands +26 146 £413 +3.13% 65
North East +24 119 £400 -14.44% 47
Wales -22 72 £525 +10.53% 34
Northern Ireland +33 20 £500 +25.00% 26

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3,729 (44.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3,434 (41.03%) DevOps
3 2,910 (34.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2,560 (30.59%) Java
5 2,228 (26.62%) Linux
6 2,213 (26.44%) Python
7 2,204 (26.34%) Docker
8 2,010 (24.02%) Jenkins
9 1,789 (21.38%) Ansible
10 1,545 (18.46%) Git (software)
11 1,543 (18.44%) TDD
12 1,497 (17.89%) Terraform
13 1,463 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
14 1,442 (17.23%) Puppet
15 1,382 (16.51%) Microservices
16 1,362 (16.27%) Web Services
17 1,356 (16.20%) JavaScript
18 1,334 (15.94%) Kubernetes
19 1,285 (15.35%) Finance
20 1,118 (13.36%) SQL
21 1,067 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
22 1,053 (12.58%) Scrum
23 996 (11.90%) Node.js
24 993 (11.87%) Windows
25 938 (11.21%) Configuration Management
26 891 (10.65%) Security Cleared
27 856 (10.23%) Microsoft
28 855 (10.22%) Test Automation
29 845 (10.10%) Migration
30 828 (9.89%) .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
1 432 (5.16%) Apache Spark
2 406 (4.85%) Elasticsearch
3 388 (4.64%) Apache
4 380 (4.54%) Confluence
5 348 (4.16%) Tomcat
6 259 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 259 (3.09%) OpenStack
7 180 (2.15%) nginx
7 180 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 150 (1.79%) WebLogic
9 114 (1.36%) IIS
10 109 (1.30%) JBoss
11 90 (1.08%) CMS
12 67 (0.80%) SharePoint
13 58 (0.69%) Apache Solr
14 55 (0.66%) MS Exchange
15 54 (0.65%) Apache Pig
16 47 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
17 45 (0.54%) Jetty
18 39 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.19%) HipChat
4 12 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.13%) Stata
6 10 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.048%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.036%) Simulink
9 2 (0.024%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.024%) Shockwave
9 2 (0.024%) SPSS
10 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.012%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.012%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.012%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.012%) GIMP
10 1 (0.012%) InVision
10 1 (0.012%) Maya
10 1 (0.012%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 15 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
4 15 (0.18%) thinkFolio
5 14 (0.17%) Front Arena
5 14 (0.17%) Magento
6 13 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
8 11 (0.13%) PolarLake
9 10 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
10 9 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 9 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
11 7 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
12 6 (0.072%) Bloomberg AIM
13 5 (0.060%) ION MarketView
14 4 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
14 4 (0.048%) Oracle Receivables
14 4 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2,910 (34.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 748 (8.94%) Amazon EC2
3 674 (8.05%) Serverless
4 647 (7.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 609 (7.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 607 (7.25%) Amazon S3
7 569 (6.80%) AWS Lambda
8 476 (5.69%) PaaS
9 426 (5.09%) GitHub
10 365 (4.36%) IaaS
10 365 (4.36%) SaaS
11 357 (4.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 349 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
13 234 (2.80%) Office 365
14 224 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 182 (2.17%) Heroku
16 174 (2.08%) OpenShift
16 174 (2.08%) Route 53
17 156 (1.86%) Amazon Kinesis
18 155 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 433 (5.17%) Firewall
2 315 (3.76%) DNS
3 248 (2.96%) HTTP
4 237 (2.83%) TCP/IP
5 192 (2.29%) VPN
6 187 (2.23%) SSL
7 135 (1.61%) WAN
8 106 (1.27%) Internet
9 96 (1.15%) SAN
10 92 (1.10%) Network Security
11 89 (1.06%) LAN
12 86 (1.03%) DHCP
13 79 (0.94%) FTP
14 63 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
15 61 (0.73%) Wireless
16 57 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
17 47 (0.56%) Kerberos
18 45 (0.54%) SSH
19 44 (0.53%) SMS
20 43 (0.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 752 (8.99%) NoSQL
2 713 (8.52%) PostgreSQL
3 711 (8.50%) MySQL
4 682 (8.15%) Big Data
5 637 (7.61%) SQL Server
6 551 (6.58%) MongoDB
7 550 (6.57%) Hadoop
8 422 (5.04%) Amazon RDS
9 376 (4.49%) Relational Database
10 342 (4.09%) Amazon Redshift
11 278 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
12 266 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 237 (2.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 207 (2.47%) Apache Hive
15 197 (2.35%) Redis
16 160 (1.91%) HBase
17 129 (1.54%) RDBMS
18 110 (1.31%) Power BI
19 99 (1.18%) Data Lake
20 89 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2,010 (24.02%) Jenkins
2 1,545 (18.46%) Git (software)
3 633 (7.56%) JIRA
4 520 (6.21%) Maven
5 341 (4.07%) TeamCity
6 311 (3.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 263 (3.14%) Selenium
8 231 (2.76%) GitLab
9 203 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 200 (2.39%) Cucumber
10 200 (2.39%) Gradle
11 192 (2.29%) JUnit
12 179 (2.14%) Subversion
13 170 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
14 163 (1.95%) SonarQube
15 161 (1.92%) Artifactory
16 158 (1.89%) Bitbucket
16 158 (1.89%) webpack
17 151 (1.80%) NUnit
18 147 (1.76%) Vagrant
General
1 1,285 (15.35%) Finance
2 467 (5.58%) Banking
3 296 (3.54%) Retail
4 158 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 150 (1.79%) Marketing
6 89 (1.06%) Games
7 84 (1.00%) Front Office
8 79 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 74 (0.88%) Law
10 61 (0.73%) Advertising
11 55 (0.66%) Electronics
12 50 (0.60%) Legal
13 49 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 48 (0.57%) Publishing
15 44 (0.53%) Back Office
16 36 (0.43%) Investment Banking
17 30 (0.36%) Retail Banking
18 23 (0.27%) Automotive
19 18 (0.22%) Billing
20 10 (0.12%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2,470 (29.51%) Developer
2 1,742 (20.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,311 (15.66%) Architect
4 1,026 (12.26%) AWS Engineer
5 847 (10.12%) Java Developer
6 787 (9.40%) AWS DevOps
7 630 (7.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 496 (5.93%) Cloud Engineer
9 405 (4.84%) Senior Developer
10 396 (4.73%) Cloud Architect
11 390 (4.66%) AWS Architect
12 331 (3.96%) .NET Developer
13 327 (3.91%) AWS Developer
14 320 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
15 317 (3.79%) Consultant
16 300 (3.58%) Data Engineer
17 278 (3.32%) Senior DevOps
18 255 (3.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 204 (2.44%) Software Engineer
20 202 (2.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,362 (16.27%) Web Services
2 996 (11.90%) Node.js
3 828 (9.89%) .NET
4 695 (8.30%) REST
5 675 (8.07%) Spring
6 614 (7.34%) HTML
7 596 (7.12%) CSS
8 594 (7.10%) AngularJS
9 533 (6.37%) React
10 530 (6.33%) RESTful
11 503 (6.01%) Kafka
12 352 (4.21%) JSON
13 349 (4.17%) Spring Boot
14 316 (3.78%) HTML5
15 307 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
16 299 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
17 288 (3.44%) XML
18 266 (3.18%) SOAP
19 261 (3.12%) ASP.NET
20 224 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 504 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
2 381 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 365 (4.36%) Data Centre
4 346 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
5 268 (3.20%) Fintech
6 264 (3.15%) Computer Science
7 242 (2.89%) User Experience
8 195 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
9 181 (2.16%) Mobile App
10 168 (2.01%) Algorithms
10 168 (2.01%) Private Cloud
11 160 (1.91%) Cloud Native
12 129 (1.54%) Data Structures
13 128 (1.53%) iPad
14 125 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
15 123 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
16 98 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
17 71 (0.85%) Management Information System
18 68 (0.81%) PKI
19 55 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,228 (26.62%) Linux
2 993 (11.87%) Windows
3 655 (7.83%) Unix
4 450 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 300 (3.58%) Windows Server
6 237 (2.83%) CentOS
7 127 (1.52%) Ubuntu
8 124 (1.48%) Apple iOS
9 122 (1.46%) Android
10 85 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 76 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 59 (0.70%) Windows 10
13 44 (0.53%) Solaris
14 43 (0.51%) CoreOS
15 42 (0.50%) VMS
16 38 (0.45%) Debian
17 35 (0.42%) DC/OS
18 34 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
19 26 (0.31%) Mac OS
20 23 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,729 (44.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3,434 (41.03%) DevOps
3 1,543 (18.44%) TDD
4 1,463 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
5 1,382 (16.51%) Microservices
6 1,053 (12.58%) Scrum
7 938 (11.21%) Configuration Management
8 855 (10.22%) Test Automation
9 845 (10.10%) Migration
10 688 (8.22%) Software Engineering
11 677 (8.09%) Open Source
12 676 (8.08%) BDD
13 633 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
14 591 (7.06%) E-Commerce
15 521 (6.23%) Analytics
16 509 (6.08%) OO
17 441 (5.27%) Problem-Solving
18 439 (5.25%) Kanban
19 435 (5.20%) MVC
20 402 (4.80%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,560 (30.59%) Java
2 2,213 (26.44%) Python
3 1,356 (16.20%) JavaScript
4 1,118 (13.36%) SQL
5 790 (9.44%) Ruby
6 749 (8.95%) C#
7 748 (8.94%) Bash Shell
8 480 (5.74%) Java 8
9 438 (5.23%) PowerShell
10 410 (4.90%) Scala
11 366 (4.37%) Go
12 340 (4.06%) Perl
13 276 (3.30%) Groovy
14 253 (3.02%) PHP
15 244 (2.92%) Shell Script
16 227 (2.71%) C++
17 210 (2.51%) TypeScript
18 204 (2.44%) ES6
19 150 (1.79%) C
20 97 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 891 (10.65%) Security Cleared
2 736 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 362 (4.33%) Degree
4 248 (2.96%) AWS Certification
5 131 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 102 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 95 (1.14%) CISSP
8 70 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 59 (0.70%) CISM
10 57 (0.68%) CCNP
11 56 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
12 53 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 51 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
14 46 (0.55%) Master's Degree
15 40 (0.48%) CCNA
16 34 (0.41%) CISA
17 33 (0.39%) MCSE
18 28 (0.33%) ISTQB
19 22 (0.26%) CCIE
19 22 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (3.69%) GCP
2 256 (3.06%) QA
3 151 (1.80%) GDPR
4 82 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 74 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 56 (0.67%) PMO
7 54 (0.65%) SLA
8 47 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 35 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 21 (0.25%) NIST 800
11 18 (0.22%) HIPAA
12 16 (0.19%) COBIT
13 13 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
13 13 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 10 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 8 (0.096%) PSD2
16 5 (0.060%) Actionable Recommendations
16 5 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 4 (0.048%) WCAG
18 3 (0.036%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2,204 (26.34%) Docker
2 394 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 358 (4.28%) Active Directory
4 105 (1.25%) HDFS
5 102 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
6 94 (1.12%) Hyper-V
7 90 (1.08%) vSphere
8 79 (0.94%) Apache Flume
9 53 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 48 (0.57%) etcd
11 46 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 41 (0.49%) VirtualBox
13 39 (0.47%) flannel
14 36 (0.43%) Xen
15 27 (0.32%) NFS
16 26 (0.31%) VMware NSX
17 23 (0.27%) KVM
18 19 (0.23%) Varnish
19 17 (0.20%) vCloud
19 17 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,789 (21.38%) Ansible
2 1,497 (17.89%) Terraform
3 1,442 (17.23%) Puppet
4 1,334 (15.94%) Kubernetes
5 1,067 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
6 266 (3.18%) Packer
7 169 (2.02%) Mesos
8 151 (1.80%) Nagios
9 148 (1.77%) Salt
10 143 (1.71%) Consul
11 132 (1.58%) Kibana
12 124 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
13 118 (1.41%) logstash
14 111 (1.33%) SCCM
15 104 (1.24%) Grafana
16 93 (1.11%) Prometheus
17 91 (1.09%) ZABBIX
18 83 (0.99%) Oozie
19 69 (0.82%) Rancher
20 68 (0.81%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 856 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 698 (8.34%) Google
3 659 (7.87%) Oracle
4 539 (6.44%) VMware
5 367 (4.39%) Red Hat
6 335 (4.00%) Splunk
7 250 (2.99%) Cisco
8 229 (2.74%) IBM
9 187 (2.23%) New Relic
10 169 (2.02%) Atlassian
11 159 (1.90%) SAP
12 143 (1.71%) Cloudera
13 127 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
14 109 (1.30%) Tableau
15 96 (1.15%) Citrix
16 89 (1.06%) AppDynamics
16 89 (1.06%) SaltStack
17 72 (0.86%) CheckPoint
18 71 (0.85%) Talend
19 69 (0.82%) Hortonworks