Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 34 50
Rank change year-on-year +23 +16 +71
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 8,933 5,767 4,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.64% 5.76% 4.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.54% 36.80% 35.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,523 4,272 3,098
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £381 £370 £363
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.15 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% +14.72% -10.26%
10th Percentile £20.75 £26.08 £20.60
90th Percentile £93.95 £58.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £40.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year -37.11% +14.72% -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 23,181 15,671 12,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.41% 15.64% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,971 10,815 8,267
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +2.78% +8.43%
10th Percentile £305 £270 £275
90th Percentile £649 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 224 184
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.81 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.67% +10.84% -18.08%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.55
90th Percentile £59.00 £63.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% +8.82% -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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +22 8,436 £525 +5.00% 2,596
London +9 5,139 £550 +4.76% 1,298
UK excluding London +21 3,712 £488 +4.84% 1,433
South East +6 1,035 £525 +10.53% 338
North of England +41 906 £455 +1.68% 427
Midlands +34 580 £463 -2.63% 197
Yorkshire +81 419 £450 - 149
East of England +38 401 £513 +2.50% 147
North West +17 374 £475 +5.56% 217
South West +7 372 £475 +13.10% 189
West Midlands +27 364 £500 +3.63% 123
Scotland +41 310 £440 +3.53% 81
East Midlands +38 203 £425 +3.03% 73
North East +44 116 £475 +18.75% 61
Wales -10 111 £525 +6.60% 36
Northern Ireland +43 10 £488 +21.88% 19

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3,999 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3,597 (40.27%) DevOps
3 3,004 (33.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 2,908 (32.55%) Java
5 2,446 (27.38%) Docker
6 2,321 (25.98%) Linux
7 2,297 (25.71%) Python
8 2,225 (24.91%) Jenkins
9 2,102 (23.53%) Ansible
10 1,776 (19.88%) Terraform
11 1,631 (18.26%) TDD
12 1,619 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
13 1,614 (18.07%) Git (software)
14 1,599 (17.90%) Puppet
15 1,578 (17.66%) Kubernetes
16 1,548 (17.33%) Microservices
17 1,545 (17.30%) Web Services
18 1,515 (16.96%) JavaScript
19 1,434 (16.05%) Finance
20 1,231 (13.78%) Opscode Chef
21 1,177 (13.18%) SQL
22 1,147 (12.84%) Scrum
23 1,042 (11.66%) Windows
24 985 (11.03%) Node.js
24 985 (11.03%) Test Automation
25 964 (10.79%) Amazon EC2
26 960 (10.75%) Migration
27 933 (10.44%) Configuration Management
28 861 (9.64%) .NET
29 846 (9.47%) MySQL

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
1 442 (4.95%) Confluence
2 419 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 400 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
4 348 (3.90%) Apache Spark
5 345 (3.86%) Apache
6 308 (3.45%) OpenStack
7 215 (2.41%) WebSphere
8 208 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
9 189 (2.12%) WebLogic
10 169 (1.89%) nginx
11 145 (1.62%) IIS
12 108 (1.21%) JBoss
13 95 (1.06%) Jetty
14 75 (0.84%) CMS
15 69 (0.77%) SharePoint
16 63 (0.71%) MS Exchange
17 60 (0.67%) Apache Solr
18 40 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 39 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
20 38 (0.43%) Mongrel
Applications
1 101 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 33 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.078%) HipChat
8 4 (0.045%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.034%) SPSS
10 2 (0.022%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.022%) Stata
11 1 (0.011%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.011%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.011%) InVision
11 1 (0.011%) Maya
11 1 (0.011%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 21 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.13%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.13%) Maximo
4 11 (0.12%) Magento
4 11 (0.12%) PolarLake
5 10 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
7 8 (0.090%) Distributed Ledger
8 7 (0.078%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.078%) thinkFolio
9 6 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.056%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.045%) ION MarketView
11 4 (0.045%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.045%) SAP R/3
12 3 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3,004 (33.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 964 (10.79%) Amazon EC2
3 823 (9.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 785 (8.79%) Amazon S3
5 774 (8.66%) Serverless
6 671 (7.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 659 (7.38%) AWS Lambda
8 478 (5.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 464 (5.19%) PaaS
10 442 (4.95%) GitHub
11 392 (4.39%) SaaS
12 379 (4.24%) IaaS
13 297 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
14 242 (2.71%) Office 365
15 229 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 201 (2.25%) OpenShift
17 199 (2.23%) Amazon ELB
18 196 (2.19%) Amazon SQS
19 192 (2.15%) Amazon EMR
20 182 (2.04%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 503 (5.63%) Firewall
2 336 (3.76%) DNS
3 313 (3.50%) HTTP
4 239 (2.68%) TCP/IP
5 229 (2.56%) VPN
6 176 (1.97%) SSL
7 153 (1.71%) WAN
8 115 (1.29%) LAN
9 114 (1.28%) SAN
10 109 (1.22%) Internet
11 95 (1.06%) Network Security
12 86 (0.96%) DHCP
13 74 (0.83%) FTP
14 66 (0.74%) SSH
15 63 (0.71%) Wireless
16 61 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
17 56 (0.63%) MPLS
18 55 (0.62%) IPsec
19 50 (0.56%) NAS
20 45 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 846 (9.47%) MySQL
2 833 (9.32%) NoSQL
3 745 (8.34%) PostgreSQL
4 727 (8.14%) MongoDB
5 682 (7.63%) SQL Server
6 639 (7.15%) Big Data
7 574 (6.43%) Hadoop
8 444 (4.97%) Amazon RDS
9 363 (4.06%) Relational Database
10 317 (3.55%) Amazon Redshift
11 316 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 278 (3.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 248 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
14 218 (2.44%) Redis
15 188 (2.10%) Apache Hive
16 121 (1.35%) RDBMS
17 106 (1.19%) Amazon Aurora
18 104 (1.16%) HBase
19 102 (1.14%) Oracle Database
20 95 (1.06%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2,225 (24.91%) Jenkins
2 1,614 (18.07%) Git (software)
3 752 (8.42%) JIRA
4 682 (7.63%) Maven
5 379 (4.24%) Selenium
6 321 (3.59%) GitLab
7 308 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 271 (3.03%) Cucumber
9 264 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
10 245 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 225 (2.52%) JUnit
12 213 (2.38%) Bitbucket
13 207 (2.32%) Artifactory
14 204 (2.28%) SonarQube
15 192 (2.15%) Gradle
16 190 (2.13%) Vagrant
17 187 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
18 167 (1.87%) Subversion
19 156 (1.75%) NUnit
20 137 (1.53%) MSTest
General
1 1,434 (16.05%) Finance
2 525 (5.88%) Banking
3 379 (4.24%) Retail
4 164 (1.84%) Marketing
5 152 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 137 (1.53%) Front Office
7 90 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 84 (0.94%) Law
9 83 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 70 (0.78%) Legal
11 63 (0.71%) Games
11 63 (0.71%) Publishing
12 60 (0.67%) Electronics
13 56 (0.63%) Advertising
14 49 (0.55%) Investment Banking
15 44 (0.49%) Back Office
16 35 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 25 (0.28%) Automotive
18 21 (0.24%) Billing
19 14 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,678 (29.98%) Developer
2 1,917 (21.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,272 (14.24%) Architect
4 1,097 (12.28%) AWS Engineer
5 1,026 (11.49%) Java Developer
6 797 (8.92%) AWS DevOps
7 694 (7.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 489 (5.47%) Cloud Engineer
9 441 (4.94%) Senior Developer
10 397 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
11 395 (4.42%) AWS Architect
12 389 (4.35%) AWS Developer
13 336 (3.76%) .NET Developer
14 317 (3.55%) Data Engineer
15 312 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
16 304 (3.40%) Consultant
17 283 (3.17%) Software Engineer
18 218 (2.44%) Senior DevOps
19 206 (2.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 205 (2.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,545 (17.30%) Web Services
2 985 (11.03%) Node.js
3 861 (9.64%) .NET
4 841 (9.41%) Spring
5 741 (8.30%) REST
6 647 (7.24%) React
7 616 (6.90%) HTML
8 609 (6.82%) AngularJS
9 586 (6.56%) CSS
10 552 (6.18%) RESTful
11 541 (6.06%) Spring Boot
12 402 (4.50%) Kafka
13 332 (3.72%) Elastic Stack
14 317 (3.55%) JSON
15 310 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
16 290 (3.25%) HTML5
17 286 (3.20%) SOAP
18 272 (3.04%) Hibernate
19 249 (2.79%) ASP.NET
20 229 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 638 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 504 (5.64%) Public Cloud
3 388 (4.34%) Data Centre
4 365 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
5 276 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 253 (2.83%) Fintech
7 229 (2.56%) User Experience
8 214 (2.40%) Cloud Native
9 185 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 161 (1.80%) Mobile App
11 152 (1.70%) Private Cloud
12 145 (1.62%) Algorithms
13 137 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
14 126 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
15 118 (1.32%) Data Structures
16 102 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
17 91 (1.02%) PKI
18 81 (0.91%) Management Information System
19 66 (0.74%) Replication
20 62 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2,321 (25.98%) Linux
2 1,042 (11.66%) Windows
3 688 (7.70%) Unix
4 505 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 310 (3.47%) Windows Server
6 303 (3.39%) CentOS
7 121 (1.35%) Ubuntu
8 95 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 87 (0.97%) Apple iOS
10 85 (0.95%) Android
11 67 (0.75%) VMS
12 65 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 62 (0.69%) Solaris
14 56 (0.63%) Windows 10
15 50 (0.56%) Debian
16 45 (0.50%) CoreOS
17 34 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
18 29 (0.32%) AIX
18 29 (0.32%) Windows 7
19 23 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,999 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3,597 (40.27%) DevOps
3 1,631 (18.26%) TDD
4 1,619 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
5 1,548 (17.33%) Microservices
6 1,147 (12.84%) Scrum
7 985 (11.03%) Test Automation
8 960 (10.75%) Migration
9 933 (10.44%) Configuration Management
10 812 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 787 (8.81%) BDD
12 704 (7.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 691 (7.74%) Open Source
14 559 (6.26%) Analytics
15 541 (6.06%) OO
16 506 (5.66%) E-Commerce
17 502 (5.62%) Kanban
18 421 (4.71%) MVC
19 419 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
20 407 (4.56%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,908 (32.55%) Java
2 2,297 (25.71%) Python
3 1,515 (16.96%) JavaScript
4 1,177 (13.18%) SQL
5 765 (8.56%) Bash Shell
6 727 (8.14%) C#
7 688 (7.70%) Ruby
8 611 (6.84%) Java 8
9 511 (5.72%) PowerShell
10 407 (4.56%) Go
11 370 (4.14%) Scala
12 324 (3.63%) Perl
13 271 (3.03%) PHP
14 238 (2.66%) Shell Script
15 224 (2.51%) Groovy
16 219 (2.45%) TypeScript
17 209 (2.34%) ES6
18 203 (2.27%) C++
19 118 (1.32%) R
20 114 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 794 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 656 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 361 (4.04%) Degree
4 219 (2.45%) AWS Certification
5 127 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 110 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 107 (1.20%) CISSP
8 62 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 61 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 61 (0.68%) CCNP
10 60 (0.67%) CISM
11 47 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
12 42 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 40 (0.45%) ISTQB
14 39 (0.44%) CCNA
15 37 (0.41%) MCSE
16 35 (0.39%) Master's Degree
17 34 (0.38%) CISA
18 33 (0.37%) CCIE
19 27 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (3.31%) QA
2 120 (1.34%) GDPR
3 62 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 56 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 50 (0.56%) PMO
7 40 (0.45%) SLA
8 23 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 17 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 15 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 14 (0.16%) PSD2
12 12 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (0.11%) COBIT
13 10 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 9 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
14 9 (0.10%) FedRAMP
15 7 (0.078%) ISO 9001
15 7 (0.078%) JSP 440
16 6 (0.067%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,446 (27.38%) Docker
2 470 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 347 (3.88%) Active Directory
4 130 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 128 (1.43%) vSphere
6 98 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 93 (1.04%) HDFS
8 57 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (0.51%) Xen
10 41 (0.46%) VirtualBox
11 39 (0.44%) Apache Flume
12 35 (0.39%) XenApp
13 33 (0.37%) etcd
14 32 (0.36%) NFS
15 26 (0.29%) flannel
16 24 (0.27%) vCloud
17 22 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 21 (0.24%) KVM
18 21 (0.24%) VMware NSX
19 20 (0.22%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 2,102 (23.53%) Ansible
2 1,776 (19.88%) Terraform
3 1,599 (17.90%) Puppet
4 1,578 (17.66%) Kubernetes
5 1,231 (13.78%) Opscode Chef
6 280 (3.13%) Packer
7 194 (2.17%) Nagios
8 156 (1.75%) Prometheus
9 149 (1.67%) Grafana
10 146 (1.63%) Mesos
11 142 (1.59%) Salt
11 142 (1.59%) ZABBIX
12 126 (1.41%) Kibana
13 124 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
14 115 (1.29%) logstash
15 103 (1.15%) Consul
16 97 (1.09%) SCCM
17 82 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
18 74 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
19 72 (0.81%) Rancher
Vendors
1 839 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 765 (8.56%) Google
3 753 (8.43%) Oracle
4 667 (7.47%) VMware
5 409 (4.58%) Red Hat
6 383 (4.29%) Splunk
7 270 (3.02%) Cisco
8 242 (2.71%) IBM
9 181 (2.03%) Atlassian
10 169 (1.89%) New Relic
11 151 (1.69%) SAP
12 134 (1.50%) Tableau
13 133 (1.49%) Cloudera
14 129 (1.44%) Citrix
15 101 (1.13%) AppDynamics
16 79 (0.88%) CheckPoint
16 79 (0.88%) F5
17 76 (0.85%) NetApp
18 74 (0.83%) SaltStack
19 63 (0.71%) HP