Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 12 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 +21
Contract jobs citing AWS 6,931 9,084 6,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.59% 9.27% 6.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.24% 36.69% 36.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,808 6,536 4,889
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +4.90% +0.10%
10th Percentile £375 £388 £375
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 17 21
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.75 £41.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.11% -2.07% -2.09%
10th Percentile £25.00 £35.00 £26.08
90th Percentile £53.75 £72.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.13 £40.96
% change year-on-year -14.89% +0.41% +5.70%

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 21,495 24,758 18,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.75% 25.25% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,583 17,086 12,657
UK median daily rate £493 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £285
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 325 232
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -9.39% +1.64%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £78.75 £56.50 £53.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the UK

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in the UK

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in the UK

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS in the UK

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AWS in the UK

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 AWS within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. 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 -1 6,411 £550 +4.76% 3,139
London +2 3,693 £553 +0.50% 1,521
UK excluding London +4 3,115 £500 - 1,840
North of England +3 914 £500 +0.10% 555
South East -5 670 £500 -4.76% 358
North West +5 510 £500 - 337
South West +2 415 £525 +5.00% 195
Midlands -3 404 £500 +5.26% 263
Scotland +14 322 £500 +5.26% 126
Yorkshire 0 308 £490 +8.89% 168
East of England +4 297 £500 - 245
West Midlands 0 266 £513 +2.50% 178
East Midlands -4 138 £460 +2.22% 84
North East -5 97 £428 -14.50% 50
Wales +4 94 £490 -6.67% 87
Northern Ireland +6 11 £475 +11.76% 12

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 2,776 (40.05%) Azure
2 2,757 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
3 2,485 (35.85%) DevOps
4 2,040 (29.43%) Python
5 1,835 (26.48%) Java
6 1,613 (23.27%) Docker
7 1,409 (20.33%) Kubernetes
8 1,335 (19.26%) Terraform
9 1,301 (18.77%) Linux
10 1,291 (18.63%) Jenkins
11 1,261 (18.19%) Microservices
12 1,222 (17.63%) Web Services
13 1,217 (17.56%) Finance
14 1,134 (16.36%) SQL
15 1,133 (16.35%) GCP
16 1,060 (15.29%) Ansible
17 1,050 (15.15%) JavaScript
18 1,009 (14.56%) Security Cleared
19 893 (12.88%) Scrum
20 887 (12.80%) Git (software)
21 867 (12.51%) Serverless
22 795 (11.47%) SC Cleared
23 792 (11.43%) Node.js
24 783 (11.30%) Microsoft
25 760 (10.97%) Software Engineering
26 750 (10.82%) TDD
27 729 (10.52%) Migration
28 724 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
29 721 (10.40%) Windows
30 710 (10.24%) AWS Lambda

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
1 329 (4.75%) Apache Spark
2 315 (4.54%) Confluence
3 236 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
4 184 (2.65%) Apache
5 126 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 115 (1.66%) nginx
7 104 (1.50%) SharePoint
8 86 (1.24%) IIS
9 80 (1.15%) OpenStack
10 69 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
11 62 (0.89%) JBoss
12 58 (0.84%) WebLogic
12 58 (0.84%) WebSphere
13 49 (0.71%) Skype for Business
14 48 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
15 45 (0.65%) MS Exchange
16 43 (0.62%) Jupyter
17 41 (0.59%) Jetty
18 40 (0.58%) SAS
19 34 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 65 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.13%) XMetaL
7 4 (0.058%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.043%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.043%) InDesign
8 3 (0.043%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.029%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (0.65%) FINCAD Analytics
2 22 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.19%) PolarLake
4 12 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 11 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.12%) assyst
6 8 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 7 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.087%) Distributed Ledger
8 6 (0.087%) Eikon
8 6 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.072%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.058%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.058%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2,776 (40.05%) Azure
2 1,133 (16.35%) GCP
3 867 (12.51%) Serverless
4 710 (10.24%) AWS Lambda
5 675 (9.74%) Amazon S3
6 584 (8.43%) Amazon EC2
7 569 (8.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 349 (5.04%) GitHub
9 326 (4.70%) PaaS
10 284 (4.10%) Office 365
10 284 (4.10%) SaaS
11 275 (3.97%) IaaS
12 269 (3.88%) Amazon SQS
13 262 (3.78%) OpenShift
14 192 (2.77%) Amazon ECS
15 180 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
16 177 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 161 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 143 (2.06%) Amazon Kinesis
19 136 (1.96%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 302 (4.36%) Firewall
2 231 (3.33%) DNS
3 177 (2.55%) VPN
4 134 (1.93%) HTTP
5 132 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 113 (1.63%) DHCP
7 112 (1.62%) SSL
8 109 (1.57%) WAN
9 96 (1.39%) Network Security
10 81 (1.17%) SAN
11 68 (0.98%) Skype
12 66 (0.95%) LAN
13 65 (0.94%) Internet
14 63 (0.91%) Kerberos
15 59 (0.85%) IPsec
16 42 (0.61%) FTP
17 36 (0.52%) BGP
18 32 (0.46%) NetScaler
19 29 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
20 26 (0.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (7.63%) Big Data
2 507 (7.31%) PostgreSQL
3 484 (6.98%) SQL Server
4 440 (6.35%) Amazon RDS
5 431 (6.22%) NoSQL
6 420 (6.06%) MySQL
7 372 (5.37%) Amazon Redshift
8 330 (4.76%) MongoDB
9 316 (4.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 303 (4.37%) Hadoop
11 265 (3.82%) Relational Database
12 239 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
13 215 (3.10%) Amazon Athena
14 170 (2.45%) Data Lake
15 136 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
15 136 (1.96%) Power BI
16 128 (1.85%) Redis
17 121 (1.75%) Amazon Aurora
18 117 (1.69%) RDBMS
19 108 (1.56%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,291 (18.63%) Jenkins
2 887 (12.80%) Git (software)
3 586 (8.45%) JIRA
4 263 (3.79%) Maven
5 244 (3.52%) GitLab
6 184 (2.65%) Artifactory
7 166 (2.40%) JUnit
7 166 (2.40%) Selenium
8 161 (2.32%) SonarQube
9 148 (2.14%) Mockito
10 147 (2.12%) TeamCity
11 141 (2.03%) Cucumber
12 140 (2.02%) Bitbucket
13 130 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
14 106 (1.53%) CircleCI
15 105 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 102 (1.47%) Travis CI
17 101 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
18 89 (1.28%) Gradle
19 78 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,217 (17.56%) Finance
2 501 (7.23%) Public Sector
3 345 (4.98%) Banking
4 313 (4.52%) Front Office
5 235 (3.39%) Retail
6 108 (1.56%) Marketing
7 100 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 72 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 69 (1.00%) Law
10 61 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 39 (0.56%) Billing
12 36 (0.52%) Publishing
13 35 (0.50%) Games
14 34 (0.49%) Electronics
15 33 (0.48%) Back Office
16 29 (0.42%) Legal
16 29 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 23 (0.33%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.30%) Retail Banking
19 20 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2,033 (29.33%) Developer
2 1,089 (15.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,033 (14.90%) Architect
4 758 (10.94%) AWS Engineer
5 593 (8.56%) Java Developer
6 442 (6.38%) AWS DevOps
7 422 (6.09%) AWS Developer
8 364 (5.25%) Senior Developer
9 360 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 358 (5.17%) Data Engineer
11 352 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 281 (4.05%) AWS Architect
13 274 (3.95%) Cloud Architect
14 266 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
15 265 (3.82%) Consultant
16 239 (3.45%) Software Engineer
17 228 (3.29%) Python Developer
18 224 (3.23%) .NET Developer
19 222 (3.20%) Analyst
20 220 (3.17%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,222 (17.63%) Web Services
2 792 (11.43%) Node.js
3 662 (9.55%) .NET
4 614 (8.86%) React
5 517 (7.46%) AngularJS
6 487 (7.03%) Spring
7 455 (6.56%) REST
8 350 (5.05%) HTML
9 348 (5.02%) CSS
10 341 (4.92%) RESTful
11 325 (4.69%) Kafka
12 310 (4.47%) Spring Boot
13 254 (3.66%) J2EE
14 214 (3.09%) .NET Core
15 208 (3.00%) JSON
16 189 (2.73%) SOAP
17 138 (1.99%) Redux
18 135 (1.95%) XML
19 134 (1.93%) ASP.NET
20 133 (1.92%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 515 (7.43%) Public Cloud
2 419 (6.05%) Greenfield Project
3 331 (4.78%) Data Centre
4 303 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 262 (3.78%) Fixed Income
6 233 (3.36%) Derivative
7 177 (2.55%) Cloud Native
8 146 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 145 (2.09%) Equities
10 136 (1.96%) User Experience
11 132 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 125 (1.80%) Algorithms
13 118 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
14 117 (1.69%) Hedge funds
15 100 (1.44%) Data Structures
16 88 (1.27%) PKI
16 88 (1.27%) Private Cloud
17 86 (1.24%) Mobile App
18 79 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
19 72 (1.04%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,301 (18.77%) Linux
2 721 (10.40%) Windows
3 294 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 244 (3.52%) Unix
5 220 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 117 (1.69%) CentOS
7 114 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 97 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 86 (1.24%) Ubuntu
10 71 (1.02%) Windows 10
11 61 (0.88%) Android
12 58 (0.84%) Apple iOS
13 35 (0.50%) Windows 7
14 28 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (0.39%) CoreOS
16 25 (0.36%) Debian
17 24 (0.35%) AIX
18 20 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.27%) VMS
20 16 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,757 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2,485 (35.85%) DevOps
3 1,261 (18.19%) Microservices
4 893 (12.88%) Scrum
5 760 (10.97%) Software Engineering
6 750 (10.82%) TDD
7 729 (10.52%) Migration
8 724 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
9 546 (7.88%) Analytics
10 531 (7.66%) Open Source
11 503 (7.26%) Test Automation
12 500 (7.21%) Configuration Management
13 493 (7.11%) Infrastructure as Code
14 404 (5.83%) BDD
15 382 (5.51%) Kanban
16 367 (5.30%) ETL
17 353 (5.09%) Asset Management
18 348 (5.02%) Problem-Solving
19 322 (4.65%) Mentoring
20 296 (4.27%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,040 (29.43%) Python
2 1,835 (26.48%) Java
3 1,134 (16.36%) SQL
4 1,050 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 590 (8.51%) C#
6 434 (6.26%) Bash Shell
7 381 (5.50%) PowerShell
8 373 (5.38%) Ruby
9 257 (3.71%) Java 8
10 239 (3.45%) Scala
11 238 (3.43%) Go
12 229 (3.30%) R
13 216 (3.12%) TypeScript
14 186 (2.68%) C++
15 169 (2.44%) PHP
16 161 (2.32%) Perl
17 133 (1.92%) Shell Script
18 88 (1.27%) ES6
19 85 (1.23%) C
20 67 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,009 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 795 (11.47%) SC Cleared
3 246 (3.55%) Degree
4 203 (2.93%) AWS Certification
5 124 (1.79%) CISSP
6 96 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 95 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 81 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 75 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 61 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 55 (0.79%) MCSE
12 50 (0.72%) MCSA
13 46 (0.66%) CISM
14 44 (0.63%) CCNA
15 33 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
16 30 (0.43%) CCNP
17 29 (0.42%) RHCE
18 26 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 26 (0.38%) CISA
19 25 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (2.64%) QA
2 133 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 70 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 62 (0.89%) NIST
5 61 (0.88%) NCSC
6 60 (0.87%) GDPR
7 58 (0.84%) SLA
8 48 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 45 (0.65%) Data Quality
10 25 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 23 (0.33%) PMO
12 21 (0.30%) COBIT
13 16 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
14 11 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 10 (0.14%) ISO 20022
15 10 (0.14%) TARGET2
16 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 6 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
17 6 (0.087%) ISO 9000
18 5 (0.072%) GxP
System Software
1 1,613 (23.27%) Docker
2 399 (5.76%) Active Directory
3 337 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 114 (1.64%) vSphere
5 110 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 81 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
7 61 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 59 (0.85%) VMware NSX
9 54 (0.78%) Postfix
10 39 (0.56%) XenApp
11 34 (0.49%) HDFS
11 34 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 33 (0.48%) Xen
13 31 (0.45%) XenDesktop
14 18 (0.26%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.22%) vCloud
16 14 (0.20%) Firmware
17 13 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
18 12 (0.17%) NFS
19 11 (0.16%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1,409 (20.33%) Kubernetes
2 1,335 (19.26%) Terraform
3 1,060 (15.29%) Ansible
4 575 (8.30%) Puppet
5 478 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
6 137 (1.98%) SCCM
7 134 (1.93%) Packer
8 95 (1.37%) Prometheus
9 71 (1.02%) Grafana
9 71 (1.02%) Nagios
9 71 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
10 60 (0.87%) Salt
11 59 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
12 52 (0.75%) Kibana
13 45 (0.65%) Consul
14 38 (0.55%) Rancher
15 37 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
16 35 (0.50%) vRealize
17 33 (0.48%) Istio
18 32 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 783 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 642 (9.26%) Google
3 526 (7.59%) VMware
4 422 (6.09%) Oracle
5 211 (3.04%) Splunk
6 204 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 200 (2.89%) Cisco
8 141 (2.03%) Citrix
9 133 (1.92%) Cloudera
9 133 (1.92%) IBM
10 126 (1.82%) Tableau
11 112 (1.62%) SAP
12 80 (1.15%) Atlassian
13 73 (1.05%) Informatica
14 65 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
14 65 (0.94%) Sybase
15 64 (0.92%) Talend
16 63 (0.91%) Hortonworks
17 61 (0.88%) MuleSoft
18 58 (0.84%) McAfee