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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 61 116
Rank change year-on-year +21 +55  
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 2329 1818 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.97% 3.37% 1.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.75% 34.71% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1690 1377 746
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £453 £413
% change year-on-year -0.55% +9.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

Amazon AWS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6338 5238 3405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.52% 9.71% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4315 3678 2214
Median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 73
Median hourly rate £27.16 £19.61 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.50% -43.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Amazon AWS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 2244 £500 - 779
London +16 1377 £525 +5.00% 390
South East +45 355 £470 +0.53% 118
City of London +11 204 £525 +5.00% 76
South West +29 147 £413 +3.12% 44
North West +30 100 £450 - 68
West Midlands +47 89 £500 +20.48% 30
Oxfordshire +6 84 £475 - 28
East of England -4 76 £450 -5.26% 66
Buckinghamshire +37 74 £473 +11.17% 16
East Midlands +1 61 £423 -23.18% 24
Surrey 0 60 £506 +12.50% 13
Berkshire +43 59 £450 -10.00% 26
Manchester +28 54 £450 -5.26% 48
Milton Keynes +31 52 £475 -5.00% 13
Scotland +56 47 £450 +19.84% 16
Oxford +2 47 £475 - 19
Hampshire +28 46 £450 +12.50% 21
Bristol -15 39 £419 +4.68% 17
Nottinghamshire 0 34 £400 -33.33% 16
Edinburgh +31 32 £488 +45.41% 9
Shropshire +28 32 £525 +26.50% 1
Devon +23 32 £400 +23.07% 3
Telford +18 30 £525 +26.50% 1
Nottingham 0 29 £400 -33.33% 15
Cheshire +30 27 £475 -2.56% 10
Croydon +11 27 £525 +14.44% 1
Birmingham +20 24 £525 +12.90% 14
Yorkshire -25 24 £450 -18.18% 33
Gloucestershire +19 22 £379 +1.00% 10

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1881 (42.69%) DevOps
2 1732 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
3 1649 (37.43%) Linux
4 1410 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1334 (30.28%) Java
6 1152 (26.15%) Ansible
7 1113 (25.26%) Python
8 1084 (24.60%) Jenkins
9 1072 (24.33%) Puppet
10 1024 (23.24%) Docker
11 999 (22.67%) Web Services
12 886 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
13 810 (18.38%) Git (software)
14 724 (16.43%) TDD
15 713 (16.18%) Opscode Chef
16 706 (16.02%) JavaScript
17 655 (14.87%) Configuration Management
17 655 (14.87%) Finance
18 640 (14.53%) Ruby
19 638 (14.48%) Windows
20 565 (12.82%) Terraform
21 553 (12.55%) Microservices
22 534 (12.12%) Scrum
23 510 (11.58%) SQL
24 503 (11.42%) Open Source
25 492 (11.17%) Node.js
26 480 (10.89%) Bash Shell
27 447 (10.15%) Security Cleared
28 435 (9.87%) HTML
29 433 (9.83%) Amazon EC2

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
1 316 (7.17%) Elasticsearch
2 235 (5.33%) OpenStack
3 231 (5.24%) Confluence
4 218 (4.95%) Apache
5 189 (4.29%) Tomcat
6 178 (4.04%) nginx
7 176 (3.99%) Cloud Foundry
8 142 (3.22%) Apache Spark
9 110 (2.50%) IIS
10 109 (2.47%) WebSphere
11 104 (2.36%) WebLogic
12 71 (1.61%) CMS
13 69 (1.57%) JBoss
14 50 (1.13%) Apache Pig
15 37 (0.84%) Apache Solr
15 37 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 33 (0.75%) MS Exchange
17 30 (0.68%) SharePoint
18 29 (0.66%) SAS
19 28 (0.64%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 17 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.27%) HipChat
5 8 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.091%) SPSS
10 2 (0.045%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.023%) Weka
Business Applications
1 63 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.23%) Magento
3 9 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.14%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 5 (0.11%) Maximo
7 4 (0.091%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.091%) SDL Web 8
8 2 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.045%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.045%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.045%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.045%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.023%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.023%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1410 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 433 (9.83%) Amazon EC2
3 384 (8.72%) AWS CloudFormation
4 328 (7.44%) PaaS
5 313 (7.10%) Amazon S3
6 238 (5.40%) IaaS
7 225 (5.11%) GitHub
8 194 (4.40%) AWS Lambda
9 183 (4.15%) SaaS
10 169 (3.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 164 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
12 151 (3.43%) Google Cloud Platform
13 122 (2.77%) Office 365
14 100 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
15 94 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 85 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
17 79 (1.79%) OpenShift
18 75 (1.70%) Route 53
19 65 (1.48%) Heroku
20 63 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 273 (6.20%) Firewall
2 266 (6.04%) DNS
3 252 (5.72%) HTTP
4 197 (4.47%) TCP/IP
5 160 (3.63%) VPN
6 150 (3.40%) SSL
7 127 (2.88%) WAN
8 104 (2.36%) LAN
9 88 (2.00%) Internet
10 80 (1.82%) Network Security
11 78 (1.77%) DHCP
12 75 (1.70%) SAN
13 53 (1.20%) IPsec
14 34 (0.77%) SSH
14 34 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
15 33 (0.75%) HTTPS
16 32 (0.73%) FTP
16 32 (0.73%) Wireless
17 31 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
18 30 (0.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (9.56%) SQL Server
2 391 (8.87%) NoSQL
3 360 (8.17%) MySQL
4 359 (8.15%) MongoDB
5 341 (7.74%) PostgreSQL
6 319 (7.24%) Big Data
7 297 (6.74%) Hadoop
8 164 (3.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 164 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
9 162 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 140 (3.18%) Apache Hive
11 135 (3.06%) Relational Database
12 132 (3.00%) Redis
13 122 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
14 119 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
15 62 (1.41%) HBase
16 54 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
17 52 (1.18%) Oracle Database
18 48 (1.09%) RDBMS
19 45 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1084 (24.60%) Jenkins
2 810 (18.38%) Git (software)
3 341 (7.74%) JIRA
4 287 (6.51%) Maven
5 166 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 163 (3.70%) TeamCity
7 139 (3.15%) Bitbucket
8 118 (2.68%) Vagrant
9 116 (2.63%) Selenium
10 104 (2.36%) Subversion
11 103 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 95 (2.16%) GitLab
13 94 (2.13%) Gradle
14 93 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 93 (2.11%) Cucumber
15 81 (1.84%) gulp
16 78 (1.77%) Artifactory
16 78 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
17 76 (1.72%) Ant
18 73 (1.66%) JUnit
General
1 655 (14.87%) Finance
2 238 (5.40%) Banking
3 149 (3.38%) Retail
4 110 (2.50%) Marketing
5 96 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 60 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 57 (1.29%) Electronics
8 51 (1.16%) Publishing
9 39 (0.89%) Front Office
10 34 (0.77%) Games
11 30 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 26 (0.59%) Advertising
13 25 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.57%) Legal
14 17 (0.39%) Billing
14 17 (0.39%) Law
15 14 (0.32%) Back Office
16 12 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1147 (26.03%) Developer
2 1030 (23.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 731 (16.59%) Architect
4 549 (12.46%) AWS Engineer
5 452 (10.26%) AWS DevOps
6 422 (9.58%) Java Developer
7 360 (8.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 316 (7.17%) Cloud Engineer
9 261 (5.92%) Cloud Architect
10 233 (5.29%) Linux Engineer
11 226 (5.13%) AWS Developer
12 220 (4.99%) Consultant
13 219 (4.97%) AWS Architect
14 178 (4.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 168 (3.81%) .NET Developer
16 151 (3.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 148 (3.36%) Senior Developer
18 144 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
19 139 (3.15%) Technical Architect
20 104 (2.36%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 999 (22.67%) Web Services
2 492 (11.17%) Node.js
3 435 (9.87%) HTML
4 418 (9.49%) .NET
5 381 (8.65%) AngularJS
6 379 (8.60%) CSS
7 353 (8.01%) REST
8 313 (7.10%) Spring
9 222 (5.04%) JSON
10 218 (4.95%) HTML5
11 212 (4.81%) Elastic Stack
12 209 (4.74%) React
13 189 (4.29%) RESTful
14 183 (4.15%) ASP.NET
15 177 (4.02%) Kafka
16 161 (3.65%) XML
17 149 (3.38%) CSS3
18 135 (3.06%) jQuery
19 134 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
20 130 (2.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 249 (5.65%) Public Cloud
2 194 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
3 185 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 172 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 124 (2.81%) User Experience
6 103 (2.34%) Computer Science
7 91 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 74 (1.68%) Private Cloud
9 58 (1.32%) Mobile App
10 57 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
11 54 (1.23%) Algorithms
12 52 (1.18%) Cloud Native
13 49 (1.11%) PKI
14 48 (1.09%) Data Structures
14 48 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
15 47 (1.07%) Fintech
16 39 (0.89%) Clustering
17 37 (0.84%) Management Information System
18 34 (0.77%) Virtual Team
19 32 (0.73%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1649 (37.43%) Linux
2 638 (14.48%) Windows
3 376 (8.53%) Unix
4 310 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 241 (5.47%) CentOS
6 199 (4.52%) Windows Server
7 116 (2.63%) Ubuntu
8 76 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 67 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (1.00%) Solaris
11 43 (0.98%) Android
12 35 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 34 (0.77%) CoreOS
14 27 (0.61%) Mac OS X
14 27 (0.61%) SUSE
15 26 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (0.57%) AIX
17 23 (0.52%) Debian
17 23 (0.52%) Windows 10
18 20 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1881 (42.69%) DevOps
2 1732 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
3 886 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
4 724 (16.43%) TDD
5 655 (14.87%) Configuration Management
6 553 (12.55%) Microservices
7 534 (12.12%) Scrum
8 503 (11.42%) Open Source
9 423 (9.60%) Migration
10 381 (8.65%) Test Automation
11 351 (7.97%) Continuous Delivery
12 339 (7.69%) BDD
13 313 (7.10%) Software Engineering
14 309 (7.01%) MVC
15 297 (6.74%) E-Commerce
16 273 (6.20%) Kanban
17 225 (5.11%) SOA
18 205 (4.65%) Analytics
19 191 (4.33%) High Availability
20 179 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1334 (30.28%) Java
2 1113 (25.26%) Python
3 706 (16.02%) JavaScript
4 640 (14.53%) Ruby
5 510 (11.58%) SQL
6 480 (10.89%) Bash Shell
7 372 (8.44%) C#
8 302 (6.85%) PowerShell
9 275 (6.24%) Scala
10 229 (5.20%) Perl
11 177 (4.02%) Go
12 166 (3.77%) PHP
13 121 (2.75%) Shell Script
14 109 (2.47%) Groovy
15 61 (1.38%) C++
16 50 (1.13%) R
17 49 (1.11%) C
18 37 (0.84%) T-SQL
19 32 (0.73%) Clojure
19 32 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 447 (10.15%) Security Cleared
2 393 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 139 (3.15%) Degree
4 77 (1.75%) AWS Certification
5 64 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (1.45%) CISSP
6 54 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 50 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 38 (0.86%) MCSE
9 32 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 31 (0.70%) CISM
11 30 (0.68%) PMI Certification
11 30 (0.68%) PMP
12 26 (0.59%) CCNA
13 25 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
14 23 (0.52%) SANS
15 21 (0.48%) CCIE
15 21 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
15 21 (0.48%) Master's Degree
16 20 (0.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (3.40%) QA
2 54 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 50 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (0.79%) SLA
5 22 (0.50%) PMO
6 20 (0.45%) COBIT
7 19 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 14 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.30%) GDPR
10 11 (0.25%) GCP
11 8 (0.18%) FedRAMP
11 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.14%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.11%) PA-DSS
14 2 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.045%) EMIR
14 2 (0.045%) GPG13
14 2 (0.045%) ISO 20022
14 2 (0.045%) MiFID
System Software
1 1024 (23.24%) Docker
2 228 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 176 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 56 (1.27%) vSphere
6 55 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
7 51 (1.16%) HDFS
8 46 (1.04%) Xen
9 45 (1.02%) vCloud
10 36 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (0.52%) KVM
11 23 (0.52%) LXC
12 21 (0.48%) etcd
12 21 (0.48%) flannel
13 19 (0.43%) Apache Flume
14 17 (0.39%) Squid
14 17 (0.39%) XenApp
15 13 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 13 (0.30%) iptables
16 12 (0.27%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1152 (26.15%) Ansible
2 1072 (24.33%) Puppet
3 713 (16.18%) Opscode Chef
4 565 (12.82%) Terraform
5 381 (8.65%) Kubernetes
6 145 (3.29%) logstash
7 117 (2.66%) Kibana
8 100 (2.27%) Nagios
9 98 (2.22%) ZABBIX
10 86 (1.95%) Graphite
11 77 (1.75%) Salt
12 74 (1.68%) Packer
13 73 (1.66%) Mesos
14 61 (1.38%) SCCM
15 51 (1.16%) Grafana
16 50 (1.13%) HAProxy
17 46 (1.04%) Consul
18 43 (0.98%) Prometheus
19 40 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
20 38 (0.86%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 406 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 400 (9.08%) Oracle
3 392 (8.90%) VMware
4 297 (6.74%) Red Hat
5 263 (5.97%) Google
6 164 (3.72%) Splunk
7 139 (3.15%) Cisco
8 128 (2.91%) SAP
9 126 (2.86%) Atlassian
10 101 (2.29%) New Relic
11 88 (2.00%) IBM
12 85 (1.93%) HP
13 77 (1.75%) AppDynamics
14 70 (1.59%) Rackspace
15 61 (1.38%) Citrix
16 59 (1.34%) TIBCO
17 57 (1.29%) SaltStack
18 54 (1.23%) Cloudera
19 53 (1.20%) Juniper
20 52 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
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