The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Amazon S3 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon S3 over the 3 months to 30 March 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 Simple Storage Service (S3)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 451 523 555
Rank change year-on-year +72 +32  
Contract jobs citing Amazon S3 150 117 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.60% 2.71% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 82 49
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £410
% change year-on-year -7.69% +18.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Amazon S3 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 5767 4324 2718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.67% 7.99% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4039 3001 1742
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £322 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 77 101
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

Amazon S3
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Amazon S3 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon S3 in the UK

Amazon S3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon S3.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon S3 in the UK

Amazon S3
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon S3 over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon S3 in the UK

Amazon S3
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 S3 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 +72 137 £500 +5.26% 42
London +57 89 £500 +5.26% 17
South East +29 17 £500 - 5
City of London +18 9 £525 +2.43% 3
North West +14 9 £438 -12.50% 4
South West +8 8 £500 +25.00% 1
Wales - 8 £425 -
Manchester +15 6 £438 -9.79% 4
Surrey +8 6 £525 +2.43% 1
Cardiff - 6 £425 -
Staines - 6 £525 -
South Wales - 6 £425 -
Berkshire +29 5 £513 +2.50% 2
North East - 5 £550 - 2
Bracknell +6 4 £513 +2.50%
East of England 0 4 £538 +10.25% 7
Cramlington - 4 £550 -
Northumberland - 4 £550 -
Scotland +23 3 £475 +16.92% 1
Yorkshire +17 3 £400 +3.35% 4
Gloucestershire +8 3 £500 +25.00%
Bristol - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £500 -
Oxford - 3 £500 -
Edinburgh +17 2 £488 +20.00%
West Yorkshire +12 2 £475 +22.73% 4
Hertfordshire +2 2 £525 +61.53% 2
East Midlands - 2 £363 -
Hampshire - 2 £450 -
Croydon - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon S3 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 S3.

1 343 (96.89%) Amazon AWS
2 262 (74.01%) Amazon EC2
3 190 (53.67%) DevOps
4 187 (52.82%) Linux
5 170 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
6 134 (37.85%) Jenkins
7 126 (35.59%) Amazon RDS
8 125 (35.31%) Puppet
9 120 (33.90%) Python
9 120 (33.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 112 (31.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 108 (30.51%) Java
12 95 (26.84%) Continuous Integration
13 94 (26.55%) Terraform
14 93 (26.27%) Ansible
15 91 (25.71%) Docker
16 89 (25.14%) Web Services
17 84 (23.73%) Amazon ELB
18 80 (22.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 79 (22.32%) Route 53
19 79 (22.32%) Git (software)
20 77 (21.75%) Bash Shell
21 72 (20.34%) Opscode Chef
22 68 (19.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
22 68 (19.21%) Big Data
23 67 (18.93%) Microservices
24 63 (17.80%) Configuration Management
24 63 (17.80%) Windows
24 63 (17.80%) Ruby
25 62 (17.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Amazon S3
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 57 (16.10%) nginx
2 41 (11.58%) Elasticsearch
3 37 (10.45%) Apache Spark
4 36 (10.17%) Confluence
5 29 (8.19%) Apache
6 23 (6.50%) Tomcat
7 21 (5.93%) IIS
8 10 (2.82%) Apache Pig
9 6 (1.69%) SAS
10 4 (1.13%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.85%) Jetty
11 3 (0.85%) Mongrel
11 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.56%) GemFire
12 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.28%) SPSS
2 1 (0.28%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 343 (96.89%) Amazon AWS
2 262 (74.01%) Amazon EC2
3 120 (33.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 112 (31.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 84 (23.73%) Amazon ELB
6 80 (22.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 79 (22.32%) Route 53
8 62 (17.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 61 (17.23%) Amazon SQS
10 52 (14.69%) AWS Lambda
11 47 (13.28%) CloudFront
12 40 (11.30%) Amazon EMR
13 38 (10.73%) AWS CloudTrail
14 36 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
15 30 (8.47%) PaaS
16 27 (7.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 27 (7.63%) Amazon Kinesis
17 19 (5.37%) GitHub
18 13 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
19 10 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (12.15%) VPN
2 30 (8.47%) HTTP
3 20 (5.65%) SSL
4 19 (5.37%) TCP/IP
5 15 (4.24%) DNS
6 7 (1.98%) Firewall
6 7 (1.98%) Internet
6 7 (1.98%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (1.98%) Kerberos
6 7 (1.98%) Network Security
7 6 (1.69%) DSL
7 6 (1.69%) SSH
8 5 (1.41%) LDAP
9 4 (1.13%) DHCP
9 4 (1.13%) IPsec
9 4 (1.13%) OpenLDAP
9 4 (1.13%) OpenVPN
10 3 (0.85%) FTP
10 3 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (35.59%) Amazon RDS
2 68 (19.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 68 (19.21%) Big Data
3 50 (14.12%) Hadoop
4 39 (11.02%) Amazon Redshift
5 37 (10.45%) NoSQL
6 36 (10.17%) MongoDB
7 33 (9.32%) MySQL
8 30 (8.47%) Apache Hive
8 30 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (8.19%) SQL Server
10 21 (5.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (5.93%) HBase
11 13 (3.67%) Relational Database
12 12 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (2.82%) Data Lake
14 9 (2.54%) Impala
14 9 (2.54%) Neo4j
14 9 (2.54%) RDBMS
14 9 (2.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 134 (37.85%) Jenkins
2 79 (22.32%) Git (software)
3 41 (11.58%) JIRA
4 28 (7.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 23 (6.50%) Maven
6 20 (5.65%) Vagrant
7 18 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (5.08%) TeamCity
8 17 (4.80%) JUnit
9 12 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (2.54%) Bitbucket
10 9 (2.54%) Subversion
11 8 (2.26%) Mockito
11 8 (2.26%) RSpec
11 8 (2.26%) SonarQube
12 7 (1.98%) Gradle
13 6 (1.69%) Artifactory
13 6 (1.69%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.69%) git-flow
13 6 (1.69%) IntelliJ
General
1 20 (5.65%) Finance
2 13 (3.67%) Games
3 5 (1.41%) Banking
3 5 (1.41%) Retail
4 3 (0.85%) Marketing
4 3 (0.85%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.28%) Back Office
6 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (33.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 87 (24.58%) AWS Engineer
3 82 (23.16%) AWS DevOps
4 74 (20.90%) Developer
5 34 (9.60%) Architect
6 25 (7.06%) Data Engineer
7 24 (6.78%) Java Developer
8 22 (6.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 20 (5.65%) Big Data Engineer
10 18 (5.08%) Administrator
10 18 (5.08%) AWS Architect
10 18 (5.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 15 (4.24%) Linux Engineer
12 14 (3.95%) AWS Developer
12 14 (3.95%) Consultant
12 14 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.39%) .NET Developer
13 12 (3.39%) AWS Consultant
13 12 (3.39%) DevOps Consultant
14 11 (3.11%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (25.14%) Web Services
2 46 (12.99%) REST
3 32 (9.04%) .NET
3 32 (9.04%) HTML
4 30 (8.47%) Elastic Stack
5 26 (7.34%) JSON
5 26 (7.34%) Kafka
6 22 (6.21%) Spring
7 21 (5.93%) CSS
8 20 (5.65%) J2EE
9 18 (5.08%) Node.js
10 17 (4.80%) RESTful
11 13 (3.67%) AngularJS
11 13 (3.67%) ASP.NET
11 13 (3.67%) XML
12 11 (3.11%) SOAP
12 11 (3.11%) Swagger
13 9 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (2.54%) boto
13 9 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
1 14 (3.95%) Public Cloud
2 13 (3.67%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.39%) Algorithms
4 11 (3.11%) PKI
5 7 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.41%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.85%) Clustering
8 3 (0.85%) User Experience
9 2 (0.56%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.56%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.56%) Smart Energy
9 2 (0.56%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 187 (52.82%) Linux
2 63 (17.80%) Windows
3 40 (11.30%) CentOS
4 37 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (8.47%) Unix
6 12 (3.39%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.98%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.13%) Android
8 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.56%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.56%) Debian
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (53.67%) DevOps
2 170 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (26.84%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (18.93%) Microservices
5 63 (17.80%) Configuration Management
6 46 (12.99%) Scrum
7 45 (12.71%) Auto-Scaling
8 35 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
9 31 (8.76%) Software Engineering
10 25 (7.06%) TDD
11 24 (6.78%) Analytics
11 24 (6.78%) E-Commerce
12 22 (6.21%) Change Management
13 21 (5.93%) ETL
14 20 (5.65%) Migration
14 20 (5.65%) MVC
15 19 (5.37%) BDD
15 19 (5.37%) Machine Learning
15 19 (5.37%) Open Source
15 19 (5.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 120 (33.90%) Python
2 108 (30.51%) Java
3 77 (21.75%) Bash Shell
4 63 (17.80%) Ruby
5 43 (12.15%) Scala
6 41 (11.58%) SQL
7 38 (10.73%) JavaScript
8 28 (7.91%) C#
8 28 (7.91%) Perl
9 24 (6.78%) PowerShell
10 23 (6.50%) PHP
11 19 (5.37%) R
12 17 (4.80%) C
13 13 (3.67%) Go
14 12 (3.39%) C++
15 8 (2.26%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.98%) ActionScript
16 7 (1.98%) ActionScript 2.0
17 6 (1.69%) Groovy
18 3 (0.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 37 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.17%) AWS Certification
3 25 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.67%) Degree
5 9 (2.54%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.85%) CCNA
7 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.56%) CCNP
8 2 (0.56%) ISEB
8 2 (0.56%) PhD
8 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.28%) CCIE
9 1 (0.28%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.28%) CISSP
9 1 (0.28%) EMCIE
9 1 (0.28%) IISP
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.28%) MCSE
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.08%) QA
2 4 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (25.71%) Docker
2 21 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.93%) HDFS
3 14 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.13%) LXC
5 4 (1.13%) Postfix
5 4 (1.13%) Squid
5 4 (1.13%) vCloud
5 4 (1.13%) Xen
6 3 (0.85%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.85%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.28%) XenApp
7 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 125 (35.31%) Puppet
2 94 (26.55%) Terraform
3 93 (26.27%) Ansible
4 72 (20.34%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (8.19%) Kubernetes
6 24 (6.78%) logstash
7 19 (5.37%) Kibana
8 14 (3.95%) Hadoop YARN
9 13 (3.67%) Mesos
10 9 (2.54%) Graphite
10 9 (2.54%) HAProxy
10 9 (2.54%) Salt
11 8 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (2.26%) Packer
11 8 (2.26%) Rundeck
12 7 (1.98%) Marathon
12 7 (1.98%) Rsyslog
13 6 (1.69%) Nagios
13 6 (1.69%) SELinux
14 5 (1.41%) collectd
Vendors
1 31 (8.76%) VMware
2 28 (7.91%) Red Hat
3 26 (7.34%) Oracle
4 22 (6.21%) New Relic
5 15 (4.24%) Microsoft
6 14 (3.95%) Google
7 13 (3.67%) Atlassian
8 11 (3.11%) Cloudera
9 10 (2.82%) SaltStack
10 9 (2.54%) Tableau
11 7 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.98%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.69%) Hortonworks
13 5 (1.41%) Rackspace
13 5 (1.41%) Trend Micro
14 4 (1.13%) Alteryx
14 4 (1.13%) IBM
14 4 (1.13%) Sonatype
15 3 (0.85%) Assembla
15 3 (0.85%) Cisco
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