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 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 Simple Storage Service (S3)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 457 487 568
Rank change year-on-year +30 +81  
Contract jobs citing Amazon S3 159 158 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.51% 3.02% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 120 47
Median daily rate £500 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +14.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £386 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £415
% change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
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 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 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 22 June 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 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 +51 145 £500 +5.26% 32
London +27 93 £538 +7.50% 13
South East +20 17 £425 -5.55% 3
South West +18 13 £450 +12.50% 3
North West +15 11 £500 +4.71% 3
Scotland +42 10 £425 - 1
Glasgow +17 9 £425 -
Berkshire - 9 £425 -
City of London +4 8 £525 +10.52% 2
East of England +2 8 £438 -4.10% 7
Croydon - 8 - -
Oxfordshire -9 7 £425 -10.52% 1
Manchester +13 5 £500 -4.76% 1
Wiltshire +9 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Swindon +10 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire +9 4 £360 -10.00%
Bristol -1 4 £450 +38.46% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 4 £425 +54.54%
Cheshire +19 3 £525 +7.69%
East Midlands -8 3 £450 +9.75% 1
Merseyside -9 3 £336 -28.07% 1
Cardiff -12 3 £513 +13.88%
South Wales -12 3 £513 +13.88%
Wales -15 3 £513 +13.88%
Bracknell - 3 £538 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £425 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +19 2 £550 +10.00%
Cambridge +10 2 £350 -28.20%
Norfolk +4 2 £519 +22.05% 3

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 313 (98.74%) Amazon AWS
2 224 (70.66%) Amazon EC2
3 180 (56.78%) DevOps
4 178 (56.15%) Linux
5 133 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (39.43%) Puppet
7 119 (37.54%) Jenkins
8 113 (35.65%) Python
9 111 (35.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 104 (32.81%) Ansible
11 98 (30.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 95 (29.97%) Java
13 92 (29.02%) Amazon RDS
13 92 (29.02%) Git (software)
14 91 (28.71%) Docker
15 81 (25.55%) Terraform
16 75 (23.66%) Continuous Integration
17 74 (23.34%) Amazon ELB
18 73 (23.03%) Web Services
19 69 (21.77%) AWS Lambda
20 68 (21.45%) Configuration Management
21 67 (21.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
22 65 (20.50%) Route 53
23 64 (20.19%) Ruby
24 63 (19.87%) Opscode Chef
25 61 (19.24%) Microservices
26 58 (18.30%) Amazon SQS
27 57 (17.98%) Bash Shell
28 54 (17.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
29 52 (16.40%) Windows

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 37 (11.67%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (10.73%) Confluence
2 34 (10.73%) nginx
3 32 (10.09%) Apache Spark
4 31 (9.78%) Apache
5 16 (5.05%) IIS
5 16 (5.05%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.15%) Apache Pig
7 7 (2.21%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (2.21%) SAS
8 6 (1.89%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.26%) Luigi
10 4 (1.26%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.95%) Jetty
11 3 (0.95%) Mongrel
11 3 (0.95%) WordPress
12 2 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.32%) HipChat
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.32%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 313 (98.74%) Amazon AWS
2 224 (70.66%) Amazon EC2
3 111 (35.02%) AWS CloudFormation
4 98 (30.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 74 (23.34%) Amazon ELB
6 69 (21.77%) AWS Lambda
7 67 (21.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 65 (20.50%) Route 53
9 58 (18.30%) Amazon SQS
10 36 (11.36%) CloudFront
11 35 (11.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 33 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
13 31 (9.78%) Amazon EMR
14 27 (8.52%) GitHub
15 25 (7.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 21 (6.62%) PaaS
17 17 (5.36%) Amazon Kinesis
18 16 (5.05%) AWS CloudTrail
19 13 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
20 10 (3.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.78%) HTTP
2 23 (7.26%) DNS
3 19 (5.99%) VPN
4 13 (4.10%) OpenLDAP
5 12 (3.79%) SSL
5 12 (3.79%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.47%) SSH
7 10 (3.15%) OpenVPN
8 9 (2.84%) DSL
9 6 (1.89%) Network Security
9 6 (1.89%) SMTP
10 5 (1.58%) Firewall
10 5 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.58%) IPsec
11 4 (1.26%) DHCP
11 4 (1.26%) Internet
11 4 (1.26%) WAN
12 3 (0.95%) FTP
12 3 (0.95%) LAN
13 1 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (29.02%) Amazon RDS
2 54 (17.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 49 (15.46%) Big Data
4 46 (14.51%) Hadoop
5 35 (11.04%) NoSQL
6 33 (10.41%) MySQL
7 32 (10.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 29 (9.15%) Apache Hive
9 24 (7.57%) SQL Server
10 23 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (7.26%) MongoDB
10 23 (7.26%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (6.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (5.99%) HBase
13 13 (4.10%) Relational Database
14 12 (3.79%) RDBMS
15 11 (3.47%) Neo4j
16 9 (2.84%) Impala
17 7 (2.21%) Sqoop
18 6 (1.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 119 (37.54%) Jenkins
2 92 (29.02%) Git (software)
3 45 (14.20%) JIRA
4 36 (11.36%) Maven
5 20 (6.31%) Sonatype Nexus
6 19 (5.99%) JUnit
7 17 (5.36%) Bitbucket
7 17 (5.36%) TeamCity
8 16 (5.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (4.73%) Ant
9 15 (4.73%) Octopus Deploy
10 14 (4.42%) SonarQube
10 14 (4.42%) Vagrant
11 11 (3.47%) Eclipse
12 10 (3.15%) Liquibase
13 9 (2.84%) git-flow
14 8 (2.52%) Gradle
14 8 (2.52%) IntelliJ
15 7 (2.21%) Cucumber
15 7 (2.21%) GitLab
General
1 18 (5.68%) Finance
2 10 (3.15%) Marketing
3 6 (1.89%) Banking
4 5 (1.58%) Games
5 3 (0.95%) Retail
6 1 (0.32%) Advertising
6 1 (0.32%) Back Office
6 1 (0.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.32%) Publishing
6 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (35.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 76 (23.97%) AWS Engineer
3 73 (23.03%) Developer
4 60 (18.93%) AWS DevOps
5 58 (18.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 30 (9.46%) Architect
7 27 (8.52%) Cloud Engineer
7 27 (8.52%) Java Developer
8 26 (8.20%) AWS Developer
9 18 (5.68%) Data Engineer
10 15 (4.73%) AWS Architect
11 13 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.79%) Big Data Engineer
13 11 (3.47%) Administrator
14 10 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
14 10 (3.15%) Node.js Developer
14 10 (3.15%) WebOps Engineer
15 9 (2.84%) Cloud Architect
15 9 (2.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 8 (2.52%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (23.03%) Web Services
2 46 (14.51%) Node.js
3 38 (11.99%) REST
4 24 (7.57%) Elastic Stack
5 23 (7.26%) Kafka
6 20 (6.31%) .NET
6 20 (6.31%) AngularJS
6 20 (6.31%) JSON
7 19 (5.99%) HTML
8 18 (5.68%) CSS
9 17 (5.36%) Spring
10 12 (3.79%) J2EE
11 10 (3.15%) MCollective
12 8 (2.52%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.52%) Hibernate
12 8 (2.52%) LAMP
12 8 (2.52%) RESTful
13 7 (2.21%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.21%) React
13 7 (2.21%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.62%) Linux Command Line
2 14 (4.42%) Algorithms
3 13 (4.10%) Public Cloud
4 11 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.21%) PKI
5 7 (2.21%) User Experience
6 5 (1.58%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.63%) Clustering
9 2 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.63%) iSeries
9 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Blog
10 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.32%) Social Network
10 1 (0.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 178 (56.15%) Linux
2 52 (16.40%) Windows
3 32 (10.09%) Unix
4 29 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (8.83%) CentOS
6 26 (8.20%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.89%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.95%) Android
8 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.95%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.63%) Debian
9 2 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (56.78%) DevOps
2 133 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (23.66%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (21.45%) Configuration Management
5 61 (19.24%) Microservices
6 51 (16.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 48 (15.14%) Scrum
8 37 (11.67%) TDD
9 30 (9.46%) Auto-Scaling
10 29 (9.15%) BDD
11 28 (8.83%) Migration
12 24 (7.57%) Kanban
13 22 (6.94%) Analytics
13 22 (6.94%) E-Commerce
14 20 (6.31%) ETL
14 20 (6.31%) Software Engineering
15 19 (5.99%) Load Balancing
15 19 (5.99%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (5.36%) Coaching
16 17 (5.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 113 (35.65%) Python
2 95 (29.97%) Java
3 64 (20.19%) Ruby
4 57 (17.98%) Bash Shell
5 47 (14.83%) JavaScript
6 34 (10.73%) SQL
7 33 (10.41%) Scala
8 19 (5.99%) PHP
8 19 (5.99%) PowerShell
8 19 (5.99%) Shell Script
9 17 (5.36%) Perl
10 16 (5.05%) C#
11 14 (4.42%) Groovy
12 11 (3.47%) R
13 10 (3.15%) Go
14 7 (2.21%) C
15 6 (1.89%) C++
16 5 (1.58%) Clojure
16 5 (1.58%) Korn
17 4 (1.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.31%) AWS Certification
3 18 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.84%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.52%) Degree
6 5 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.63%) CCNA
8 2 (0.63%) CISA
8 2 (0.63%) CISM
9 1 (0.32%) CCNP
9 1 (0.32%) CEH
9 1 (0.32%) CISSP
9 1 (0.32%) EMCIE
9 1 (0.32%) GIAC
9 1 (0.32%) ISEB
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.10%) QA
2 3 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) GCP
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (28.71%) Docker
2 26 (8.20%) HDFS
3 13 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 13 (4.10%) Squid
4 10 (3.15%) Postfix
4 10 (3.15%) vCloud
4 10 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.26%) Xen
6 3 (0.95%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.95%) LXC
6 3 (0.95%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 125 (39.43%) Puppet
2 104 (32.81%) Ansible
3 81 (25.55%) Terraform
4 63 (19.87%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (11.36%) Kubernetes
6 28 (8.83%) Kibana
7 27 (8.52%) logstash
8 21 (6.62%) Mesos
9 19 (5.99%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (4.73%) Graphite
11 14 (4.42%) Rsyslog
12 13 (4.10%) Sysdig
12 13 (4.10%) ZABBIX
13 11 (3.47%) Rundeck
14 10 (3.15%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (3.15%) Nagios
14 10 (3.15%) Rancher
15 9 (2.84%) Prometheus
16 8 (2.52%) Marathon
16 8 (2.52%) Packer
Vendors
1 33 (10.41%) Red Hat
2 32 (10.09%) VMware
3 28 (8.83%) Oracle
4 21 (6.62%) Microsoft
5 13 (4.10%) Google
6 12 (3.79%) New Relic
7 11 (3.47%) Cloudera
8 10 (3.15%) Sonatype
9 9 (2.84%) Atlassian
10 8 (2.52%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.21%) Hortonworks
11 7 (2.21%) Splunk
12 5 (1.58%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.58%) Tableau
13 4 (1.26%) Adobe
13 4 (1.26%) SaltStack
14 3 (0.95%) ForgeRock
14 3 (0.95%) IBM
14 3 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.95%) SAP
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