Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 13 37
Rank change year-on-year +1 +24 +20
Contract jobs citing AWS 8,644 8,687 5,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.83% 8.45% 5.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.19% 37.43% 35.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,978 6,349 3,961
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £375 £363
90th Percentile £690 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 12
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24.63 £22.70 £26.08
90th Percentile £70.00 £76.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +38.61% -32.67% -

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 25,282 23,209 15,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.75% 22.59% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,223 15,967 10,532
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £656 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 348 223
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £18.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.38% -9.38% +6.54%
10th Percentile £13.65 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £78.75 £63.26 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £17.50 £18.96
% change year-on-year +27.63% -7.70% +11.53%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AWS in the UK

AWS
Top 17 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 21 September 2019. 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 8,098 £550 +4.76% 2,647
London 0 4,761 £563 +2.27% 1,293
UK excluding London +11 3,743 £500 +5.26% 1,541
North of England +9 1,000 £475 +5.56% 433
South East +3 926 £500 -4.76% 334
North West +19 583 £493 +3.68% 277
Midlands +13 546 £490 +3.16% 209
South West +11 496 £531 +15.80% 185
West Midlands +9 367 £488 -5.57% 130
East of England +2 349 £500 -2.91% 193
Scotland +21 342 £500 +14.61% 128
Yorkshire +5 338 £475 +6.74% 125
East Midlands +13 169 £500 +17.65% 77
North East +6 76 £450 +7.14% 31
Wales 0 72 £483 -8.10% 41
Northern Ireland +9 17 £475 -5.00% 21
Channel Islands - 6 £500 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 3,577 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 3,504 (40.54%) DevOps
3 3,363 (38.91%) Azure
4 2,691 (31.13%) Python
5 2,472 (28.60%) Java
6 2,351 (27.20%) Docker
7 2,060 (23.83%) Linux
8 1,965 (22.73%) Kubernetes
9 1,841 (21.30%) Terraform
10 1,763 (20.40%) Jenkins
11 1,666 (19.27%) Finance
12 1,605 (18.57%) Microservices
13 1,533 (17.73%) Ansible
14 1,383 (16.00%) Web Services
15 1,327 (15.35%) Git (software)
16 1,312 (15.18%) GCP
17 1,274 (14.74%) SQL
18 1,251 (14.47%) JavaScript
19 1,188 (13.74%) Serverless
20 1,090 (12.61%) TDD
21 1,073 (12.41%) Scrum
22 1,019 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
23 997 (11.53%) AWS Lambda
24 972 (11.24%) Migration
25 944 (10.92%) Amazon S3
26 924 (10.69%) Security Cleared
27 910 (10.53%) Windows
28 906 (10.48%) Google
29 896 (10.37%) Puppet
30 894 (10.34%) Node.js

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
1 522 (6.04%) Apache Spark
2 437 (5.06%) Confluence
3 294 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
4 282 (3.26%) Apache
5 138 (1.60%) OpenStack
6 133 (1.54%) nginx
7 106 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 104 (1.20%) SharePoint
9 97 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
10 89 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
11 82 (0.95%) IIS
11 82 (0.95%) JBoss
12 76 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 60 (0.69%) WebLogic
14 52 (0.60%) SAS
15 49 (0.57%) MS Exchange
16 48 (0.56%) Apache Solr
17 44 (0.51%) Jupyter
18 43 (0.50%) Skype for Business
19 35 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 91 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 24 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.046%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.023%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.023%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.023%) SPSS
8 1 (0.012%) InVision
8 1 (0.012%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 31 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.22%) assyst
2 19 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 17 (0.20%) Magento
5 12 (0.14%) PolarLake
6 11 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
7 10 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
9 7 (0.081%) Fredhopper
9 7 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
10 6 (0.069%) R3 Corda
10 6 (0.069%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (0.058%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.058%) Relativity
12 4 (0.046%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3,363 (38.91%) Azure
2 1,312 (15.18%) GCP
3 1,188 (13.74%) Serverless
4 997 (11.53%) AWS Lambda
5 944 (10.92%) Amazon S3
6 774 (8.95%) Amazon EC2
7 746 (8.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 428 (4.95%) GitHub
9 399 (4.62%) PaaS
10 393 (4.55%) OpenShift
11 371 (4.29%) Amazon SQS
12 361 (4.18%) SaaS
13 355 (4.11%) IaaS
14 325 (3.76%) Amazon ECS
15 310 (3.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 304 (3.52%) Office 365
17 267 (3.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 236 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
19 221 (2.56%) Amazon Kinesis
20 188 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 395 (4.57%) Firewall
2 244 (2.82%) DNS
3 200 (2.31%) VPN
4 197 (2.28%) WAN
5 170 (1.97%) HTTP
6 138 (1.60%) Internet
7 136 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 127 (1.47%) LAN
9 107 (1.24%) Network Security
10 106 (1.23%) SSL
11 100 (1.16%) SAN
12 96 (1.11%) DHCP
13 66 (0.76%) Skype
14 50 (0.58%) BGP
14 50 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
15 48 (0.56%) Wireless
16 37 (0.43%) FTP
16 37 (0.43%) NAS
17 36 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
17 36 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 809 (9.36%) Big Data
2 623 (7.21%) Amazon RDS
3 606 (7.01%) MySQL
4 569 (6.58%) NoSQL
5 527 (6.10%) SQL Server
6 507 (5.87%) PostgreSQL
7 489 (5.66%) Amazon Redshift
8 480 (5.55%) Hadoop
9 435 (5.03%) MongoDB
10 398 (4.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 339 (3.92%) Relational Database
12 332 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
13 173 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
13 173 (2.00%) Apache Hive
14 167 (1.93%) Data Lake
15 164 (1.90%) RDBMS
16 162 (1.87%) Amazon Athena
17 145 (1.68%) Oracle Database
18 142 (1.64%) Redis
19 132 (1.53%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,763 (20.40%) Jenkins
2 1,327 (15.35%) Git (software)
3 829 (9.59%) JIRA
4 318 (3.68%) GitLab
5 293 (3.39%) Maven
6 289 (3.34%) Artifactory
7 241 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 237 (2.74%) Bitbucket
9 228 (2.64%) JUnit
10 220 (2.55%) Selenium
11 213 (2.46%) TeamCity
12 200 (2.31%) SonarQube
13 195 (2.26%) Mockito
14 154 (1.78%) Cucumber
15 135 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
16 127 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 117 (1.35%) Subversion
18 106 (1.23%) CircleCI
19 104 (1.20%) Gradle
20 103 (1.19%) RStudio
General
1 1,666 (19.27%) Finance
2 500 (5.78%) Banking
3 442 (5.11%) Public Sector
4 302 (3.49%) Retail
5 246 (2.85%) Front Office
6 117 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 105 (1.21%) Marketing
8 99 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 98 (1.13%) Law
10 86 (0.99%) Legal
11 85 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 63 (0.73%) Games
13 53 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 48 (0.56%) Publishing
15 37 (0.43%) Billing
16 35 (0.40%) Retail Banking
17 32 (0.37%) Electronics
18 30 (0.35%) Advertising
19 22 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
20 18 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,518 (29.13%) Developer
2 1,589 (18.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,275 (14.75%) Architect
4 1,009 (11.67%) AWS Engineer
5 840 (9.72%) Java Developer
6 584 (6.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 580 (6.71%) AWS DevOps
8 509 (5.89%) AWS Developer
9 484 (5.60%) Data Engineer
10 463 (5.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 430 (4.97%) Senior Developer
12 424 (4.91%) AWS Architect
13 378 (4.37%) Cloud Architect
14 305 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
15 301 (3.48%) Python Engineer
16 278 (3.22%) Python Developer
17 277 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
18 255 (2.95%) Analyst
19 254 (2.94%) Consultant
20 241 (2.79%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,383 (16.00%) Web Services
2 894 (10.34%) Node.js
3 683 (7.90%) .NET
4 672 (7.77%) React
5 631 (7.30%) Spring
6 615 (7.11%) AngularJS
7 590 (6.83%) Kafka
8 503 (5.82%) RESTful
9 459 (5.31%) REST
10 425 (4.92%) HTML
10 425 (4.92%) Spring Boot
11 419 (4.85%) CSS
12 327 (3.78%) JSON
13 313 (3.62%) J2EE
14 229 (2.65%) SOAP
15 214 (2.48%) .NET Core
16 193 (2.23%) Elastic Stack
17 187 (2.16%) Redux
18 172 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
19 167 (1.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 619 (7.16%) Public Cloud
2 416 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
3 350 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 311 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 234 (2.71%) Cloud Native
6 194 (2.24%) Fixed Income
7 159 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 147 (1.70%) User Experience
9 146 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 131 (1.52%) Algorithms
11 124 (1.43%) Derivative
12 120 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 119 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
14 105 (1.21%) Data Structures
14 105 (1.21%) Management Information System
15 84 (0.97%) PKI
16 82 (0.95%) Private Cloud
17 79 (0.91%) Virtual Team
18 76 (0.88%) Clustering
19 70 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2,060 (23.83%) Linux
2 910 (10.53%) Windows
3 532 (6.15%) Unix
4 403 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 355 (4.11%) Windows Server
6 247 (2.86%) CentOS
7 122 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 99 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 94 (1.09%) Android
9 94 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 92 (1.06%) Ubuntu
11 91 (1.05%) Mac OS X
12 88 (1.02%) Windows 10
13 44 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 39 (0.45%) Solaris
14 39 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (0.40%) AIX
16 30 (0.35%) Mac OS
17 29 (0.34%) CoreOS
18 24 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,577 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 3,504 (40.54%) DevOps
3 1,605 (18.57%) Microservices
4 1,090 (12.61%) TDD
5 1,073 (12.41%) Scrum
6 1,019 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
7 972 (11.24%) Migration
8 806 (9.32%) Software Engineering
9 716 (8.28%) Configuration Management
10 689 (7.97%) Test Automation
11 661 (7.65%) Analytics
12 657 (7.60%) Infrastructure as Code
13 617 (7.14%) Open Source
14 611 (7.07%) BDD
15 447 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
16 439 (5.08%) Kanban
17 427 (4.94%) Continuous Delivery
18 407 (4.71%) Mentoring
19 399 (4.62%) ETL
20 398 (4.60%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 2,691 (31.13%) Python
2 2,472 (28.60%) Java
3 1,274 (14.74%) SQL
4 1,251 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 639 (7.39%) Bash Shell
6 588 (6.80%) C#
7 508 (5.88%) Ruby
8 461 (5.33%) PowerShell
9 437 (5.06%) Java 8
10 376 (4.35%) Scala
11 327 (3.78%) Go
12 226 (2.61%) TypeScript
13 225 (2.60%) Perl
14 212 (2.45%) PHP
15 198 (2.29%) Shell Script
16 182 (2.11%) R
17 164 (1.90%) C++
18 139 (1.61%) ES6
19 91 (1.05%) Groovy
20 89 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 924 (10.69%) Security Cleared
2 714 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 324 (3.75%) AWS Certification
4 300 (3.47%) Degree
5 144 (1.67%) CISSP
6 138 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 97 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 86 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 86 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 74 (0.86%) CISM
10 65 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
11 64 (0.74%) CCNP
12 63 (0.73%) DV Cleared
13 56 (0.65%) MCSE
14 53 (0.61%) RHCE
15 52 (0.60%) CCNA
16 42 (0.49%) MCSA
17 41 (0.47%) ISTQB
18 40 (0.46%) CISA
19 31 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (2.46%) QA
2 122 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 94 (1.09%) GDPR
4 88 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 83 (0.96%) NIST
6 53 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 47 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 46 (0.53%) NCSC
9 35 (0.40%) SLA
10 27 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 26 (0.30%) COBIT
12 20 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
13 15 (0.17%) PMO
14 10 (0.12%) GxP
14 10 (0.12%) NIST 800
15 8 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
16 7 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 5 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 17025
17 5 (0.058%) PSD2
System Software
1 2,351 (27.20%) Docker
2 478 (5.53%) Active Directory
3 306 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 123 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 96 (1.11%) vSphere
6 79 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 62 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (0.62%) XenApp
9 52 (0.60%) HDFS
10 38 (0.44%) VMware NSX
10 38 (0.44%) XenDesktop
11 30 (0.35%) Postfix
12 28 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
13 27 (0.31%) vCloud
14 22 (0.25%) Apache Flume
15 19 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
16 18 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
17 17 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 17 (0.20%) LXC
17 17 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,965 (22.73%) Kubernetes
2 1,841 (21.30%) Terraform
3 1,533 (17.73%) Ansible
4 896 (10.37%) Puppet
5 730 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
6 202 (2.34%) Packer
7 132 (1.53%) SCCM
8 128 (1.48%) Prometheus
9 118 (1.37%) Grafana
10 113 (1.31%) Consul
11 103 (1.19%) Salt
12 85 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
13 79 (0.91%) Kibana
14 70 (0.81%) Nagios
15 65 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
16 56 (0.65%) SCOM
17 41 (0.47%) logstash
18 40 (0.46%) Mesos
19 38 (0.44%) ZABBIX
20 37 (0.43%) Suricata
Vendors
1 906 (10.48%) Google
2 890 (10.30%) Microsoft
3 544 (6.29%) VMware
4 490 (5.67%) Oracle
5 341 (3.94%) Red Hat
6 338 (3.91%) Splunk
7 262 (3.03%) Cisco
8 183 (2.12%) IBM
9 170 (1.97%) SAP
10 162 (1.87%) Citrix
11 143 (1.65%) Cloudera
12 128 (1.48%) Tableau
13 125 (1.45%) Atlassian
14 124 (1.43%) Informatica
15 99 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
16 81 (0.94%) CheckPoint
17 77 (0.89%) EMC
18 74 (0.86%) ServiceNow
18 74 (0.86%) Talend
19 73 (0.84%) NetApp