Period
to 26 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 16 42
Rank change year-on-year +4 +26 +26
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 9,353 7,997 4,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.26% 7.94% 4.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.55% 37.32% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,579 5,664 3,307
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31.00 £27.04 £36.50
90th Percentile £70.00 £76.50 £127.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% +6.25%

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 25,587 21,428 12,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.07% 21.27% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,546 14,617 8,921
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £654 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 310 184
UK median hourly rate £22.65 £18.95 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.56% -0.29% -3.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £10.58
90th Percentile £59.25 £56.25 £60.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.38% -2.86% +7.69%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the UK

Amazon AWS
Top 17 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 June 2019. 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 +3 8,735 £550 +4.76% 1,078
London +1 5,156 £550 - 574
UK excluding London +19 4,066 £500 +5.26% 556
North of England +15 1,077 £490 +8.89% 170
South East +10 1,028 £500 - 117
Midlands +13 582 £500 - 82
North West +13 555 £500 +3.09% 95
South West +10 534 £525 +10.53% 52
West Midlands +12 417 £500 -4.76% 44
Yorkshire +16 413 £490 +15.29% 57
Scotland +28 363 £500 +11.11% 38
East of England +15 331 £500 - 83
East Midlands +17 148 £500 +18.34% 38
Wales +29 144 £525 -1.41% 8
North East +12 106 £470 +17.50% 18
Northern Ireland +3 13 £475 -5.00% 6
Channel Islands - 6 £500 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 3,986 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 3,866 (41.33%) DevOps
3 3,621 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 2,767 (29.58%) Python
5 2,678 (28.63%) Java
6 2,594 (27.73%) Docker
7 2,308 (24.68%) Linux
8 2,158 (23.07%) Kubernetes
9 2,145 (22.93%) Jenkins
10 1,970 (21.06%) Terraform
11 1,817 (19.43%) Ansible
12 1,736 (18.56%) Finance
13 1,732 (18.52%) Microservices
14 1,630 (17.43%) Git (software)
15 1,437 (15.36%) Web Services
16 1,422 (15.20%) JavaScript
17 1,399 (14.96%) SQL
18 1,369 (14.64%) Google Cloud Platform
19 1,333 (14.25%) TDD
20 1,305 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
21 1,196 (12.79%) Puppet
22 1,169 (12.50%) Scrum
23 1,160 (12.40%) Serverless
24 1,084 (11.59%) Google
25 1,058 (11.31%) Migration
26 1,012 (10.82%) AWS Lambda
27 997 (10.66%) Node.js
28 985 (10.53%) Microsoft
29 974 (10.41%) Amazon S3
30 973 (10.40%) 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
1 562 (6.01%) Apache Spark
2 494 (5.28%) Confluence
3 353 (3.77%) Apache
4 333 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
5 190 (2.03%) nginx
6 157 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 152 (1.63%) OpenStack
8 138 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 128 (1.37%) IIS
10 126 (1.35%) WebSphere
11 123 (1.32%) Apache Airflow
12 110 (1.18%) SharePoint
13 73 (0.78%) JBoss
14 70 (0.75%) CMS
15 67 (0.72%) MS Exchange
16 64 (0.68%) WebLogic
17 55 (0.59%) SAS
18 50 (0.53%) Apache Solr
19 49 (0.52%) Skype for Business
20 45 (0.48%) Jetty
Applications
1 86 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 24 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.053%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.021%) Mingle
8 2 (0.021%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.021%) SPSS
9 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.011%) Blender
9 1 (0.011%) InVision
9 1 (0.011%) Maya
9 1 (0.011%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.011%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.011%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 35 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 33 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.19%) assyst
4 16 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
5 13 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.13%) Endur
6 12 (0.13%) Magento
7 8 (0.086%) Fredhopper
7 8 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.064%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.053%) R3 Corda
9 5 (0.053%) Relativity
10 4 (0.043%) Actimize
10 4 (0.043%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.032%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.032%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.032%) Payment Gateway
11 3 (0.032%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3,621 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,369 (14.64%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1,160 (12.40%) Serverless
4 1,012 (10.82%) AWS Lambda
5 974 (10.41%) Amazon S3
6 902 (9.64%) Amazon EC2
7 837 (8.95%) AWS CloudFormation
8 489 (5.23%) PaaS
9 437 (4.67%) GitHub
10 412 (4.41%) IaaS
11 403 (4.31%) OpenShift
12 387 (4.14%) Amazon SQS
13 380 (4.06%) SaaS
14 379 (4.05%) Amazon ECS
14 379 (4.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 351 (3.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 326 (3.49%) Office 365
17 267 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
18 252 (2.69%) Amazon Kinesis
19 236 (2.52%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 436 (4.66%) Firewall
2 336 (3.59%) DNS
3 264 (2.82%) VPN
4 244 (2.61%) WAN
5 212 (2.27%) HTTP
6 173 (1.85%) TCP/IP
7 158 (1.69%) DHCP
8 154 (1.65%) LAN
9 146 (1.56%) Network Security
10 145 (1.55%) SSL
11 122 (1.30%) Internet
12 112 (1.20%) SAN
13 65 (0.69%) FTP
14 63 (0.67%) BGP
15 62 (0.66%) IPsec
16 57 (0.61%) OSPF
16 57 (0.61%) VLAN
17 55 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
18 54 (0.58%) Wireless
19 53 (0.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 963 (10.30%) Big Data
2 709 (7.58%) NoSQL
3 704 (7.53%) Amazon RDS
4 599 (6.40%) MySQL
5 597 (6.38%) Hadoop
6 583 (6.23%) SQL Server
7 527 (5.63%) MongoDB
8 510 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
9 486 (5.20%) Amazon Redshift
10 398 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 344 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
11 344 (3.68%) Relational Database
12 255 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 202 (2.16%) Apache Hive
14 187 (2.00%) Redis
15 183 (1.96%) Oracle Database
16 164 (1.75%) RDBMS
17 152 (1.63%) Amazon Athena
18 135 (1.44%) Data Lake
19 111 (1.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2,145 (22.93%) Jenkins
2 1,630 (17.43%) Git (software)
3 939 (10.04%) JIRA
4 422 (4.51%) Maven
5 371 (3.97%) GitLab
6 331 (3.54%) Sonatype Nexus
7 290 (3.10%) Artifactory
8 284 (3.04%) JUnit
9 255 (2.73%) Bitbucket
9 255 (2.73%) SonarQube
10 236 (2.52%) TeamCity
11 210 (2.25%) Selenium
12 207 (2.21%) Mockito
13 175 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
14 164 (1.75%) Cucumber
15 128 (1.37%) Subversion
16 122 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 119 (1.27%) Travis CI
18 116 (1.24%) Gradle
19 109 (1.17%) CircleCI
General
1 1,736 (18.56%) Finance
2 599 (6.40%) Banking
3 347 (3.71%) Retail
4 178 (1.90%) Front Office
5 141 (1.51%) Marketing
6 129 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 125 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 92 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 89 (0.95%) Legal
10 87 (0.93%) Law
11 74 (0.79%) Games
12 67 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 53 (0.57%) Publishing
14 47 (0.50%) Electronics
15 39 (0.42%) Billing
16 38 (0.41%) Retail Banking
17 28 (0.30%) Advertising
18 21 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.21%) Back Office
20 18 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,628 (28.10%) Developer
2 1,769 (18.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,550 (16.57%) Architect
4 1,088 (11.63%) AWS Engineer
5 902 (9.64%) Java Developer
6 693 (7.41%) AWS DevOps
7 596 (6.37%) Cloud Engineer
8 562 (6.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 534 (5.71%) AWS Developer
10 518 (5.54%) Data Engineer
11 463 (4.95%) AWS Architect
12 448 (4.79%) Senior Developer
13 435 (4.65%) Cloud Architect
14 352 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
15 324 (3.46%) Python Engineer
16 307 (3.28%) Python Developer
17 294 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
18 260 (2.78%) Consultant
19 243 (2.60%) .NET Developer
20 238 (2.54%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,437 (15.36%) Web Services
2 997 (10.66%) Node.js
3 713 (7.62%) .NET
4 703 (7.52%) Spring
5 684 (7.31%) Kafka
6 661 (7.07%) React
7 619 (6.62%) RESTful
8 618 (6.61%) REST
9 596 (6.37%) AngularJS
10 525 (5.61%) HTML
11 519 (5.55%) CSS
12 488 (5.22%) Spring Boot
13 346 (3.70%) SOAP
14 317 (3.39%) J2EE
15 311 (3.33%) JSON
16 250 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
17 234 (2.50%) Redux
18 210 (2.25%) .NET Core
19 206 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
20 195 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 617 (6.60%) Public Cloud
2 444 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
3 413 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 324 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
5 274 (2.93%) Cloud Native
6 189 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 179 (1.91%) Algorithms
8 174 (1.86%) User Experience
9 146 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 131 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 118 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
12 115 (1.23%) Mobile App
13 113 (1.21%) Fixed Income
14 111 (1.19%) Data Structures
15 102 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
16 99 (1.06%) Private Cloud
17 85 (0.91%) PKI
18 81 (0.87%) Hedge funds
19 78 (0.83%) Virtual Team
20 75 (0.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2,308 (24.68%) Linux
2 968 (10.35%) Windows
3 594 (6.35%) Unix
4 452 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 349 (3.73%) Windows Server
6 254 (2.72%) CentOS
7 118 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 103 (1.10%) Android
9 102 (1.09%) Ubuntu
10 94 (1.01%) Apple iOS
10 94 (1.01%) Mac OS X
11 74 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 67 (0.72%) Solaris
13 61 (0.65%) Windows 10
14 39 (0.42%) AIX
15 38 (0.41%) Debian
16 30 (0.32%) VMS
16 30 (0.32%) Windows 7
17 28 (0.30%) CoreOS
17 28 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,986 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 3,866 (41.33%) DevOps
3 1,732 (18.52%) Microservices
4 1,333 (14.25%) TDD
5 1,305 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
6 1,169 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1,058 (11.31%) Migration
8 841 (8.99%) Test Automation
9 819 (8.76%) Open Source
10 760 (8.13%) Configuration Management
11 753 (8.05%) Software Engineering
12 751 (8.03%) BDD
13 634 (6.78%) Analytics
14 618 (6.61%) Infrastructure as Code
15 558 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
16 512 (5.47%) Kanban
17 480 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
18 444 (4.75%) Data Science
19 440 (4.70%) Mentoring
20 427 (4.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2,767 (29.58%) Python
2 2,678 (28.63%) Java
3 1,422 (15.20%) JavaScript
4 1,399 (14.96%) SQL
5 666 (7.12%) Bash Shell
6 604 (6.46%) C#
7 525 (5.61%) Ruby
8 509 (5.44%) Java 8
9 459 (4.91%) PowerShell
10 378 (4.04%) Scala
11 333 (3.56%) Go
12 249 (2.66%) TypeScript
13 218 (2.33%) PHP
14 215 (2.30%) Perl
15 190 (2.03%) Shell Script
16 188 (2.01%) ES6
17 153 (1.64%) C++
18 149 (1.59%) R
19 111 (1.19%) Groovy
20 85 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 973 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 785 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 335 (3.58%) Degree
4 295 (3.15%) AWS Certification
5 160 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 154 (1.65%) CISSP
7 121 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 103 (1.10%) RHCE
9 88 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
10 87 (0.93%) CISM
11 84 (0.90%) CCNP
12 71 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 66 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
14 60 (0.64%) DV Cleared
15 56 (0.60%) Master's Degree
16 54 (0.58%) MCSE
17 51 (0.55%) CCNA
18 44 (0.47%) CCIE
19 39 (0.42%) CISA
20 34 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (2.31%) QA
2 148 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 121 (1.29%) NIST
4 118 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 104 (1.11%) GDPR
6 71 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 64 (0.68%) NCSC
8 48 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 28 (0.30%) SLA
10 24 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
11 21 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.18%) PMO
13 14 (0.15%) COBIT
14 11 (0.12%) PSD2
15 10 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
16 8 (0.086%) NIST 800
17 7 (0.075%) HIPAA
17 7 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 5 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 5 (0.053%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,594 (27.73%) Docker
2 507 (5.42%) Active Directory
3 362 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 125 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 108 (1.15%) vSphere
6 92 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 80 (0.86%) HDFS
7 80 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 62 (0.66%) XenApp
9 42 (0.45%) Apache Flume
10 40 (0.43%) XenDesktop
11 39 (0.42%) Xen
12 35 (0.37%) VMware NSX
13 34 (0.36%) vCloud
14 31 (0.33%) NFS
14 31 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
15 30 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
16 25 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 25 (0.27%) Squid
17 22 (0.24%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2,158 (23.07%) Kubernetes
2 1,970 (21.06%) Terraform
3 1,817 (19.43%) Ansible
4 1,196 (12.79%) Puppet
5 835 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
6 213 (2.28%) Packer
7 163 (1.74%) Prometheus
8 150 (1.60%) Grafana
9 125 (1.34%) Consul
10 119 (1.27%) SCCM
11 111 (1.19%) Kibana
12 103 (1.10%) Salt
13 88 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
14 76 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
15 56 (0.60%) Nagios
16 55 (0.59%) logstash
16 55 (0.59%) Mesos
17 53 (0.57%) SCOM
18 46 (0.49%) ZABBIX
19 44 (0.47%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1,084 (11.59%) Google
2 985 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 631 (6.75%) Oracle
4 627 (6.70%) VMware
5 411 (4.39%) Red Hat
5 411 (4.39%) Splunk
6 314 (3.36%) Cisco
7 197 (2.11%) Atlassian
8 186 (1.99%) Citrix
9 178 (1.90%) SAP
10 170 (1.82%) IBM
11 166 (1.77%) Cloudera
12 121 (1.29%) Tableau
13 107 (1.14%) EMC
14 106 (1.13%) F5
15 103 (1.10%) Informatica
16 96 (1.03%) Hortonworks
17 95 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
18 87 (0.93%) Qualys
19 84 (0.90%) CheckPoint