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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 25 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 8 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 0
Contract jobs citing AWS 10,034 7,716 4,565
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 11.45% 12.06% 11.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.91% 33.61% 35.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,413 5,740 3,451
10th Percentile £425 £405 £400
25th Percentile £500 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £538 £550
Median % change year-on-year +11.63% -2.27% +2.33%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £638
90th Percentile £775 £700 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +7.60% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 14
10th Percentile £45.00 £21.16 £30.30
25th Percentile £51.25 £32.75 £46.40
Median hourly rate £70.00 £59.75 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.15% +13.81% +12.42%
75th Percentile £77.50 £65.54 £57.88
90th Percentile £81.00 £73.45 £61.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £65.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +6.87% +19.09% +158.82%

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 31,445 22,957 12,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.90% 35.88% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,854 16,353 9,019
10th Percentile £340 £325 £306
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £594
90th Percentile £745 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +8.11% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 369 190
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.09 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.50 £16.31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year - +7.50% -2.44%
75th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £32.88
90th Percentile £70.80 £64.60 £55.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.95 £20.00 £19.69
% change year-on-year -5.25% +1.57% +9.39%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the UK

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS.

Daily rate trend for AWS in the UK

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in the UK

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in the UK

AWS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for AWS in the UK

AWS
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -2 8,154 £600 +11.11% 2,414
Work from Home 0 5,531 £575 +9.52% 1,324
London +1 5,263 £613 +9.77% 1,179
UK excluding London -3 2,584 £538 +7.60% 1,356
North of England -2 809 £550 +10.00% 433
South East -9 513 £550 +6.64% 251
North West +3 504 £550 +10.00% 257
Scotland +1 368 £525 +13.21% 98
Midlands -2 361 £520 +5.05% 228
West Midlands -2 302 £525 +5.00% 143
South West -17 254 £575 +15.00% 163
East of England +8 245 £495 -3.41% 136
Yorkshire -3 243 £550 +7.00% 126
North East +3 98 £569 +3.41% 50
East Midlands -18 58 £500 +6.38% 84
Wales -15 40 £550 +10.28% 25
Northern Ireland -1 6 £525 +31.25% 21
Isle of Man - 6 £550 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, IT contractor jobs citing 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 AWS.

1 4,432 (44.17%) Azure
2 3,776 (37.63%) Agile
3 3,645 (36.33%) DevOps
4 3,147 (31.36%) Python
5 2,882 (28.72%) CI/CD
6 2,403 (23.95%) Terraform
7 2,344 (23.36%) Kubernetes
8 2,218 (22.10%) Java
9 2,097 (20.90%) Finance
10 2,051 (20.44%) Docker
11 2,047 (20.40%) GCP
12 1,821 (18.15%) Microservices
13 1,790 (17.84%) Linux
14 1,715 (17.09%) SQL
15 1,673 (16.67%) Serverless
16 1,613 (16.08%) JavaScript
17 1,593 (15.88%) Software Engineering
18 1,589 (15.84%) Social Skills
19 1,518 (15.13%) Jenkins
20 1,423 (14.18%) Security Cleared
21 1,375 (13.70%) React
22 1,374 (13.69%) Git (software)
23 1,310 (13.06%) AWS Lambda
24 1,275 (12.71%) Ansible
25 1,247 (12.43%) SC Cleared
26 1,197 (11.93%) Infrastructure as Code
27 1,132 (11.28%) Microsoft
28 1,103 (10.99%) Scrum
29 1,040 (10.36%) Migration
30 1,023 (10.20%) Analytics

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
1 599 (5.97%) Confluence
2 398 (3.97%) Apache Spark
3 263 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
4 253 (2.52%) Apache
5 152 (1.51%) Apache Airflow
6 142 (1.42%) nginx
7 115 (1.15%) SharePoint
8 93 (0.93%) SAS
9 81 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
10 78 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 67 (0.67%) Tomcat
12 65 (0.65%) IIS
13 60 (0.60%) WebSphere
14 56 (0.56%) CMS
15 46 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 44 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
17 38 (0.38%) JBoss
18 33 (0.33%) Traefik
19 31 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
20 29 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 64 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 21 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.050%) S-PLUS
7 5 (0.050%) SPSS
8 3 (0.030%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.010%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 50 (0.50%) assyst
2 20 (0.20%) Shopify
3 17 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 16 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
5 12 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (0.100%) Magento
7 8 (0.080%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.080%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 7 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.060%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.060%) SimCorp Dimension
9 6 (0.060%) thinkFolio
10 5 (0.050%) Maximo
10 5 (0.050%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.050%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.050%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4,432 (44.17%) Azure
2 2,047 (20.40%) GCP
3 1,673 (16.67%) Serverless
4 1,310 (13.06%) AWS Lambda
5 909 (9.06%) Amazon S3
6 809 (8.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 705 (7.03%) Amazon EC2
8 673 (6.71%) GitHub
9 486 (4.84%) SaaS
10 473 (4.71%) PaaS
11 444 (4.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 398 (3.97%) IaaS
13 361 (3.60%) OpenShift
14 352 (3.51%) Amazon EKS
15 339 (3.38%) Amazon ECS
16 294 (2.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 291 (2.90%) Microsoft 365
18 276 (2.75%) Amazon SQS
19 214 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
20 192 (1.91%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 451 (4.49%) Firewall
2 398 (3.97%) DNS
3 247 (2.46%) VPN
4 231 (2.30%) Network Security
5 171 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 128 (1.28%) WAN
7 124 (1.24%) HTTP
8 122 (1.22%) DHCP
9 113 (1.13%) Internet
10 98 (0.98%) SSL
11 80 (0.80%) SD-WAN
12 71 (0.71%) BGP
13 69 (0.69%) LAN
14 66 (0.66%) IPsec
15 57 (0.57%) OSPF
16 56 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
17 50 (0.50%) IPv4
18 49 (0.49%) MPLS
19 45 (0.45%) VLAN
20 40 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 723 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
2 516 (5.14%) Amazon RDS
3 506 (5.04%) SQL Server
4 483 (4.81%) NoSQL
5 482 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
6 480 (4.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 476 (4.74%) Big Data
8 432 (4.31%) MySQL
9 416 (4.15%) MongoDB
10 413 (4.12%) Relational Database
11 331 (3.30%) Amazon Redshift
12 265 (2.64%) Data Lake
13 216 (2.15%) Hadoop
14 207 (2.06%) Pentaho
15 176 (1.75%) Amazon Aurora
16 156 (1.55%) Oracle Database
17 152 (1.51%) Redis
18 146 (1.46%) Power BI
19 137 (1.37%) Amazon Athena
20 129 (1.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,518 (15.13%) Jenkins
2 1,374 (13.69%) Git (software)
3 969 (9.66%) JIRA
4 720 (7.18%) GitLab
5 254 (2.53%) Bitbucket
6 237 (2.36%) Maven
7 210 (2.09%) Artifactory
8 146 (1.46%) SonarQube
9 144 (1.44%) JUnit
10 137 (1.37%) CircleCI
11 124 (1.24%) TeamCity
12 121 (1.21%) Gradle
13 117 (1.17%) Selenium
14 116 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
15 100 (1.00%) Cucumber
16 83 (0.83%) Subversion
17 82 (0.82%) Cypress.io
18 76 (0.76%) git-flow
19 73 (0.73%) Mockito
20 67 (0.67%) JMeter
General
1 2,097 (20.90%) Finance
2 1,589 (15.84%) Social Skills
3 896 (8.93%) Public Sector
4 542 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
5 525 (5.23%) Banking
6 450 (4.48%) Front Office
7 222 (2.21%) Retail
8 186 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
9 166 (1.65%) Telecoms
10 165 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
11 137 (1.37%) Marketing
12 132 (1.32%) Legal
13 108 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 99 (0.99%) Investment Banking
15 97 (0.97%) Games
16 91 (0.91%) Documentation Skills
17 87 (0.87%) Law
18 62 (0.62%) Publishing
19 58 (0.58%) Retail Banking
20 56 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2,570 (25.61%) Developer
2 1,692 (16.86%) Architect
3 1,344 (13.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 1,266 (12.62%) AWS Engineer
5 688 (6.86%) Software Engineer
6 580 (5.78%) Java Developer
7 557 (5.55%) AWS DevOps
8 554 (5.52%) Data Engineer
9 531 (5.29%) Solutions Architect
10 491 (4.89%) Python Developer
11 487 (4.85%) AWS Developer
11 487 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
12 473 (4.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 380 (3.79%) Senior Developer
14 375 (3.74%) AWS Architect
15 354 (3.53%) Python Engineer
16 345 (3.44%) Cloud Architect
17 332 (3.31%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 313 (3.12%) Full Stack Developer
19 277 (2.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,375 (13.70%) React
2 901 (8.98%) Kafka
3 879 (8.76%) Node.js
4 720 (7.18%) .NET
5 617 (6.15%) REST
6 520 (5.18%) Spring
7 493 (4.91%) HTML
8 474 (4.72%) CSS
9 429 (4.28%) Spring Boot
10 418 (4.17%) AngularJS
11 333 (3.32%) RESTful
12 324 (3.23%) JSON
13 273 (2.72%) GraphQL
14 255 (2.54%) Django
15 246 (2.45%) Flask
16 232 (2.31%) Pandas
17 218 (2.17%) .NET Core
18 210 (2.09%) Web Services
19 197 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
20 188 (1.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 750 (7.47%) Public Cloud
2 583 (5.81%) Cloud Native
3 380 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 366 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
5 365 (3.64%) Hedge funds
6 325 (3.24%) Equities
7 313 (3.12%) User Experience
8 291 (2.90%) Derivative
9 247 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
10 203 (2.02%) Fixed Income
11 191 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 186 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 180 (1.79%) Legacy Systems
14 179 (1.78%) Management Information System
15 178 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
16 156 (1.55%) Data Structures
17 152 (1.51%) Private Cloud
18 141 (1.41%) Algorithms
19 133 (1.33%) PKI
20 132 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,790 (17.84%) Linux
2 838 (8.35%) Windows
3 563 (5.61%) Unix
4 314 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 249 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 129 (1.29%) CentOS
7 103 (1.03%) Ubuntu
8 93 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 79 (0.79%) Android
9 79 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 72 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
11 63 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
12 55 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 42 (0.42%) Solaris
14 31 (0.31%) Windows 10
15 26 (0.26%) AIX
16 24 (0.24%) VMS
17 17 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
18 16 (0.16%) SUSE
19 14 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,776 (37.63%) Agile
2 3,645 (36.33%) DevOps
3 2,882 (28.72%) CI/CD
4 1,821 (18.15%) Microservices
5 1,593 (15.88%) Software Engineering
6 1,197 (11.93%) Infrastructure as Code
7 1,103 (10.99%) Scrum
8 1,040 (10.36%) Migration
9 1,023 (10.20%) Analytics
10 960 (9.57%) Test Automation
11 911 (9.08%) Full Stack Development
12 844 (8.41%) TDD
13 756 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
14 686 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
15 645 (6.43%) ETL
16 561 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 551 (5.49%) Configuration Management
18 528 (5.26%) Data Modelling
19 509 (5.07%) Mentoring
20 468 (4.66%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3,147 (31.36%) Python
2 2,218 (22.10%) Java
3 1,715 (17.09%) SQL
4 1,613 (16.08%) JavaScript
5 857 (8.54%) TypeScript
6 645 (6.43%) C#
7 617 (6.15%) Bash
8 513 (5.11%) Go
9 480 (4.78%) PowerShell
10 363 (3.62%) Scala
11 308 (3.07%) Ruby
12 271 (2.70%) Shell Script
13 222 (2.21%) C
14 185 (1.84%) Perl
15 183 (1.82%) PL/SQL
16 162 (1.61%) C++
17 149 (1.48%) PHP
18 142 (1.42%) Groovy
19 120 (1.20%) T-SQL
20 117 (1.17%) R
Qualifications
1 1,423 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 1,247 (12.43%) SC Cleared
3 321 (3.20%) Degree
4 318 (3.17%) AWS Certification
5 147 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 137 (1.37%) CISSP
7 126 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 100 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 82 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 53 (0.53%) CCNP
11 52 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 50 (0.50%) ISTQB
13 49 (0.49%) CISM
13 49 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
14 40 (0.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 37 (0.37%) CCNA
16 36 (0.36%) CCIE
17 32 (0.32%) Master's Degree
18 30 (0.30%) PhD
19 28 (0.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (3.08%) QA
2 181 (1.80%) Accessibility
3 139 (1.39%) GDPR
4 137 (1.37%) SLA
5 124 (1.24%) Data Quality
6 110 (1.10%) NIST
7 106 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 77 (0.77%) NCSC
9 49 (0.49%) PCI DSS
10 28 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
11 25 (0.25%) PMO
12 19 (0.19%) COBIT
13 15 (0.15%) NIST 800
14 14 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 11 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
16 11 (0.11%) SOC 2
17 10 (0.100%) GRC
18 8 (0.080%) GxP
19 6 (0.060%) MiFID
System Software
1 2,051 (20.44%) Docker
2 375 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 375 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 98 (0.98%) vSphere
5 75 (0.75%) HDFS
6 66 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 60 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
9 34 (0.34%) VMware NSX
10 32 (0.32%) XenApp
11 22 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 17 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
14 16 (0.16%) KVM
15 15 (0.15%) Xen
16 14 (0.14%) vCloud
16 14 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
17 13 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 2,403 (23.95%) Terraform
2 2,344 (23.36%) Kubernetes
3 1,275 (12.71%) Ansible
4 403 (4.02%) Puppet
5 326 (3.25%) Grafana
6 311 (3.10%) Prometheus
7 229 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
8 179 (1.78%) Packer
9 120 (1.20%) Consul
9 120 (1.20%) Kibana
10 102 (1.02%) SCCM
11 100 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
12 86 (0.86%) Istio
13 75 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
14 74 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
15 70 (0.70%) ZABBIX
16 69 (0.69%) Nagios
17 48 (0.48%) Rancher
18 46 (0.46%) Data Guard
19 45 (0.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1,132 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 725 (7.23%) Google
3 695 (6.93%) Oracle
4 562 (5.60%) VMware
5 313 (3.12%) Splunk
6 247 (2.46%) SAP
7 224 (2.23%) Cisco
8 210 (2.09%) Red Hat
9 199 (1.98%) IBM
10 194 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
11 160 (1.59%) Talend
12 143 (1.43%) Informatica
13 140 (1.40%) Databricks
14 111 (1.11%) Cloudera
15 110 (1.10%) Atlassian
16 104 (1.04%) ServiceNow
17 99 (0.99%) F5
18 94 (0.94%) Palo Alto
19 89 (0.89%) MuleSoft
20 81 (0.81%) Dynatrace