Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 48 118
Rank change year-on-year +17 +70 +53
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 6240 4404 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.11% 4.17% 1.96%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.72% 35.40% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4654 3204 1658
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 5
UK median hourly rate £40.96 £35.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.02% -10.26% -8.24%
10th Percentile £26.08 £20.60 £33.71
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.61 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +18.89% -10.26% -79.42%

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 16541 12442 7472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.20% 11.77% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11473 8558 5038
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 187 115
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.72 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.28 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% -23.20% +28.57%

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 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +19 5917 £500 - 774
London +12 3793 £525 +5.00% 376
UK excluding London +30 2381 £475 +5.56% 429
South East +29 957 £475 +5.56% 105
North of England +29 387 £450 -4.56% 140
Midlands +37 288 £473 +5.00% 51
South West +28 252 £425 -6.85% 40
East of England +8 239 £522 +16.00% 61
North West +22 227 £450 - 78
West Midlands +34 172 £475 +5.56% 31
Scotland +69 150 £425 +6.25% 19
Yorkshire -4 127 £450 -14.29% 56
Wales +7 118 £490 -2.00% 11
East Midlands +31 113 £413 +3.13% 20
North East +77 33 £402 -5.41% 6
Northern Ireland -42 3 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 2668 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2584 (41.41%) DevOps
3 2072 (33.21%) Java
4 2049 (32.84%) Linux
5 1955 (31.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 1671 (26.78%) Python
7 1526 (24.46%) Docker
8 1508 (24.17%) Jenkins
9 1437 (23.03%) Ansible
10 1401 (22.45%) Web Services
11 1342 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
12 1274 (20.42%) Puppet
13 1200 (19.23%) TDD
14 1171 (18.77%) Git (software)
15 1088 (17.44%) JavaScript
16 986 (15.80%) Finance
17 870 (13.94%) Microservices
18 859 (13.77%) SQL
19 858 (13.75%) Scrum
20 857 (13.73%) Configuration Management
21 852 (13.65%) Terraform
22 834 (13.37%) Opscode Chef
23 820 (13.14%) Windows
24 735 (11.78%) Node.js
25 724 (11.60%) NoSQL
26 707 (11.33%) Ruby
27 697 (11.17%) Kubernetes
28 685 (10.98%) Open Source
29 636 (10.19%) Migration
30 612 (9.81%) 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
1 380 (6.09%) Tomcat
2 364 (5.83%) OpenStack
3 348 (5.58%) Confluence
4 345 (5.53%) Elasticsearch
5 317 (5.08%) Apache
6 312 (5.00%) Apache Spark
7 213 (3.41%) nginx
8 181 (2.90%) Cloud Foundry
9 170 (2.72%) WebSphere
10 139 (2.23%) IIS
11 121 (1.94%) WebLogic
12 88 (1.41%) JBoss
13 74 (1.19%) Apache Solr
14 73 (1.17%) CMS
15 53 (0.85%) SharePoint
16 52 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 47 (0.75%) Jetty
18 43 (0.69%) MS Exchange
19 37 (0.59%) Apache Pig
20 33 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 32 (0.51%) HipChat
2 28 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.032%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.032%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.032%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.016%) Gephi
9 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.016%) Weka
Business Applications
1 17 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (0.26%) Magento
3 12 (0.19%) Maximo
3 12 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (0.080%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.080%) SDL Web 8
8 4 (0.064%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.048%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.048%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.048%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.048%) SessionCam
10 2 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.032%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.032%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.016%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1955 (31.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 586 (9.39%) Amazon EC2
3 461 (7.39%) Amazon S3
4 448 (7.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 428 (6.86%) PaaS
6 393 (6.30%) Serverless
7 350 (5.61%) IaaS
8 336 (5.38%) GitHub
9 319 (5.11%) AWS Lambda
10 307 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
11 250 (4.01%) SaaS
12 243 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
13 229 (3.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 173 (2.77%) Office 365
15 169 (2.71%) OpenShift
16 159 (2.55%) Route 53
17 145 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 130 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
19 123 (1.97%) Amazon SQS
20 97 (1.55%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 366 (5.87%) Firewall
2 328 (5.26%) DNS
3 295 (4.73%) TCP/IP
4 280 (4.49%) HTTP
5 184 (2.95%) SSL
6 160 (2.56%) VPN
7 139 (2.23%) WAN
8 128 (2.05%) Internet
9 105 (1.68%) SAN
10 103 (1.65%) DHCP
11 98 (1.57%) Network Security
12 91 (1.46%) LAN
13 53 (0.85%) LDAP
14 46 (0.74%) SMS
15 43 (0.69%) FTP
15 43 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
15 43 (0.69%) IPsec
16 38 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
16 38 (0.61%) Wireless
17 36 (0.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 724 (11.60%) NoSQL
2 612 (9.81%) MySQL
3 535 (8.57%) SQL Server
4 521 (8.35%) PostgreSQL
5 498 (7.98%) Big Data
6 496 (7.95%) MongoDB
7 466 (7.47%) Hadoop
8 336 (5.38%) Amazon RDS
9 255 (4.09%) Relational Database
10 198 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 195 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 181 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
13 167 (2.68%) Redis
14 135 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
15 126 (2.02%) Apache Hive
16 110 (1.76%) HBase
17 108 (1.73%) RDBMS
18 88 (1.41%) Oracle Database
19 58 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
20 56 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1508 (24.17%) Jenkins
2 1171 (18.77%) Git (software)
3 561 (8.99%) JIRA
4 392 (6.28%) Maven
5 271 (4.34%) TeamCity
6 220 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 196 (3.14%) Bitbucket
8 178 (2.85%) Cucumber
9 164 (2.63%) Subversion
10 163 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 163 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
11 158 (2.53%) Selenium
12 146 (2.34%) Artifactory
13 137 (2.20%) NUnit
14 135 (2.16%) Vagrant
15 132 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 128 (2.05%) JUnit
17 122 (1.96%) GitLab
18 106 (1.70%) Grunt
19 104 (1.67%) gulp
General
1 986 (15.80%) Finance
2 433 (6.94%) Banking
3 179 (2.87%) Retail
4 173 (2.77%) Marketing
5 129 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 119 (1.91%) Publishing
7 77 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 77 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 70 (1.12%) Electronics
9 56 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 51 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 46 (0.74%) Advertising
12 45 (0.72%) Front Office
13 44 (0.71%) Games
14 39 (0.63%) Law
15 31 (0.50%) Billing
16 25 (0.40%) Legal
17 16 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.22%) Local Government
19 13 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1800 (28.85%) Developer
2 1432 (22.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 852 (13.65%) AWS Engineer
4 793 (12.71%) Architect
5 678 (10.87%) AWS DevOps
6 675 (10.82%) Java Developer
7 569 (9.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 422 (6.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 366 (5.87%) AWS Developer
10 289 (4.63%) Cloud Architect
11 277 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
12 274 (4.39%) .NET Developer
13 263 (4.21%) Consultant
14 254 (4.07%) Senior Developer
15 251 (4.02%) AWS Architect
16 236 (3.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 208 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 193 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
19 177 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
20 161 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1401 (22.45%) Web Services
2 735 (11.78%) Node.js
3 600 (9.62%) .NET
4 575 (9.21%) REST
5 535 (8.57%) AngularJS
6 527 (8.45%) HTML
7 498 (7.98%) CSS
8 448 (7.18%) Spring
9 416 (6.67%) React
10 398 (6.38%) RESTful
11 350 (5.61%) Kafka
12 303 (4.86%) JSON
13 261 (4.18%) HTML5
14 248 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
15 226 (3.62%) ASP.NET
16 217 (3.48%) Spring Boot
17 206 (3.30%) jQuery
18 190 (3.04%) RabbitMQ
19 177 (2.84%) XML
20 176 (2.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 341 (5.46%) Public Cloud
2 264 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
3 262 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 227 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 205 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 153 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 137 (2.20%) Fintech
8 99 (1.59%) Mobile App
9 92 (1.47%) User Experience
10 87 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 85 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 84 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
13 80 (1.28%) Data Structures
14 73 (1.17%) Cloud Native
15 70 (1.12%) Replication
16 64 (1.03%) PKI
17 63 (1.01%) Virtual Team
18 61 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
19 55 (0.88%) Clustering
20 54 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2049 (32.84%) Linux
2 820 (13.14%) Windows
3 527 (8.45%) Unix
4 361 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 309 (4.95%) Windows Server
6 259 (4.15%) CentOS
7 135 (2.16%) Ubuntu
8 132 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 77 (1.23%) Android
10 57 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 52 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 51 (0.82%) Solaris
13 38 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (0.51%) Windows 10
15 31 (0.50%) Mac OS X
16 30 (0.48%) CoreOS
17 28 (0.45%) Debian
18 23 (0.37%) AIX
19 19 (0.30%) VMS
20 16 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2668 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2584 (41.41%) DevOps
3 1342 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
4 1200 (19.23%) TDD
5 870 (13.94%) Microservices
6 858 (13.75%) Scrum
7 857 (13.73%) Configuration Management
8 685 (10.98%) Open Source
9 636 (10.19%) Migration
10 602 (9.65%) Test Automation
11 578 (9.26%) BDD
12 525 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
13 505 (8.09%) Software Engineering
14 435 (6.97%) Kanban
15 392 (6.28%) MVC
16 381 (6.11%) E-Commerce
17 305 (4.89%) OO
18 277 (4.44%) SOA
19 259 (4.15%) Analytics
20 253 (4.05%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2072 (33.21%) Java
2 1671 (26.78%) Python
3 1088 (17.44%) JavaScript
4 859 (13.77%) SQL
5 707 (11.33%) Ruby
6 568 (9.10%) Bash Shell
7 507 (8.13%) C#
8 345 (5.53%) Scala
9 335 (5.37%) PowerShell
10 258 (4.13%) Go
11 226 (3.62%) PHP
12 223 (3.57%) Perl
13 192 (3.08%) Groovy
14 155 (2.48%) Shell Script
15 95 (1.52%) ES6
16 84 (1.35%) TypeScript
17 82 (1.31%) R
18 72 (1.15%) T-SQL
19 62 (0.99%) C++
20 47 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 602 (9.65%) Security Cleared
2 461 (7.39%) SC Cleared
3 239 (3.83%) Degree
4 139 (2.23%) AWS Certification
5 97 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
5 97 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 83 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 80 (1.28%) CISSP
8 60 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 55 (0.88%) MCSE
10 54 (0.87%) CISM
11 46 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 38 (0.61%) CCNP
13 31 (0.50%) CCSP
14 29 (0.46%) CCIE
15 25 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 24 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 24 (0.38%) CCNA
17 21 (0.34%) MCSA
17 21 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (4.29%) QA
2 73 (1.17%) GCP
3 60 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 58 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 50 (0.80%) GDPR
6 49 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 47 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
8 35 (0.56%) SLA
9 24 (0.38%) COBIT
10 17 (0.27%) PMO
11 10 (0.16%) GPG13
12 8 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
12 8 (0.13%) PSD2
13 6 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.096%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.080%) HMG Infosec
15 4 (0.064%) FedRAMP
15 4 (0.064%) PA-DSS
15 4 (0.064%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1526 (24.46%) Docker
2 266 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 260 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 82 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 72 (1.15%) HDFS
7 54 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
8 47 (0.75%) vCloud
9 43 (0.69%) vSphere
10 34 (0.54%) Apache Flume
11 27 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 26 (0.42%) Xen
13 22 (0.35%) flannel
14 20 (0.32%) Gluster
15 19 (0.30%) XenApp
16 18 (0.29%) KVM
17 17 (0.27%) etcd
18 16 (0.26%) LXC
18 16 (0.26%) Varnish
18 16 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1437 (23.03%) Ansible
2 1274 (20.42%) Puppet
3 852 (13.65%) Terraform
4 834 (13.37%) Opscode Chef
5 697 (11.17%) Kubernetes
6 177 (2.84%) logstash
7 140 (2.24%) Kibana
8 122 (1.96%) Nagios
9 116 (1.86%) Packer
10 111 (1.78%) Mesos
11 105 (1.68%) ZABBIX
12 78 (1.25%) Salt
13 77 (1.23%) SCCM
14 73 (1.17%) Grafana
15 66 (1.06%) Prometheus
16 64 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
17 63 (1.01%) Rancher
18 54 (0.87%) SCOM
19 49 (0.79%) Graphite
20 47 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 602 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 509 (8.16%) VMware
3 492 (7.88%) Oracle
4 398 (6.38%) Google
5 338 (5.42%) Red Hat
6 219 (3.51%) Splunk
7 187 (3.00%) Cisco
8 164 (2.63%) Atlassian
9 132 (2.12%) IBM
9 132 (2.12%) SAP
10 124 (1.99%) New Relic
11 95 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
12 87 (1.39%) Cloudera
13 84 (1.35%) Citrix
13 84 (1.35%) Tableau
14 80 (1.28%) Rackspace
15 78 (1.25%) CheckPoint
16 66 (1.06%) F5
17 65 (1.04%) Juniper
17 65 (1.04%) SaltStack