Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 12 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 +21
Contract jobs citing AWS 6,146 9,540 7,643
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 10.15% 9.85% 7.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.64% 36.29% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,416 6,887 5,566
Median daily rate £533 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £396 £393 £380
90th Percentile £700 £675 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% +3.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +5.88%

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 18,269 26,287 20,391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.16% 27.15% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,180 18,097 13,984
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 300 270
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.49% -4.38% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £63.75 £48.30
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +1.60%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 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 0 5,644 £550 +2.80% 2,032
London 0 3,117 £550 - 982
UK excluding London +2 2,884 £500 - 1,169
North of England +5 857 £500 - 371
South East +1 590 £500 - 230
South West +10 463 £525 +5.00% 93
North West +5 441 £525 +5.00% 206
Midlands -7 302 £500 +0.10% 178
Yorkshire +3 297 £505 +1.00% 118
East of England +7 289 £500 +2.56% 177
Scotland +8 279 £500 +5.26% 62
Work from Home +2 220 £525 +3.96% 165
West Midlands -5 189 £500 - 117
North East +3 117 £450 -5.26% 47
Wales +1 112 £490 -7.11% 41
East Midlands -2 110 £475 +5.02% 60
Northern Ireland +12 5 £475 +11.76% 17

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 2,509 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2,496 (40.61%) Azure
3 2,118 (34.46%) DevOps
4 1,818 (29.58%) Python
5 1,664 (27.07%) Java
6 1,433 (23.32%) Docker
7 1,304 (21.22%) Kubernetes
8 1,250 (20.34%) Terraform
9 1,105 (17.98%) Jenkins
10 1,093 (17.78%) Microservices
11 1,081 (17.59%) Finance
12 1,044 (16.99%) GCP
13 1,042 (16.95%) Linux
14 1,024 (16.66%) Web Services
15 1,006 (16.37%) SQL
16 984 (16.01%) JavaScript
17 962 (15.65%) Security Cleared
18 878 (14.29%) Ansible
19 826 (13.44%) Serverless
20 777 (12.64%) SC Cleared
21 776 (12.63%) Git (software)
22 739 (12.02%) Software Engineering
23 721 (11.73%) Scrum
24 690 (11.23%) Node.js
25 672 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
26 670 (10.90%) TDD
27 664 (10.80%) AWS Lambda
28 609 (9.91%) Migration
29 603 (9.81%) Amazon S3
30 589 (9.58%) Google

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
1 301 (4.90%) Confluence
2 278 (4.52%) Apache Spark
3 217 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
4 144 (2.34%) Apache
5 108 (1.76%) Tomcat
6 95 (1.55%) nginx
7 63 (1.03%) IIS
8 58 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 53 (0.86%) SharePoint
10 52 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
11 50 (0.81%) JBoss
11 50 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 43 (0.70%) MS Exchange
13 40 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 39 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
15 37 (0.60%) CMS
15 37 (0.60%) MQSeries
16 34 (0.55%) SAS
17 30 (0.49%) Jetty
18 29 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.065%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.049%) InDesign
7 3 (0.049%) Sketch
7 3 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.049%) XMetaL
8 2 (0.033%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.016%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.016%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 37 (0.60%) FINCAD Analytics
2 30 (0.49%) Markit EDM
3 22 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
4 18 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 15 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
7 10 (0.16%) assyst
8 8 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.13%) PolarLake
8 8 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.081%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.081%) SAP IS-U
11 4 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.065%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2,496 (40.61%) Azure
2 1,044 (16.99%) GCP
3 826 (13.44%) Serverless
4 664 (10.80%) AWS Lambda
5 603 (9.81%) Amazon S3
6 574 (9.34%) Amazon EC2
7 494 (8.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 285 (4.64%) OpenShift
9 274 (4.46%) GitHub
10 264 (4.30%) PaaS
11 238 (3.87%) SaaS
12 218 (3.55%) Amazon SQS
13 198 (3.22%) Amazon ECS
14 197 (3.21%) IaaS
15 185 (3.01%) Office 365
16 184 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 149 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
18 141 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 135 (2.20%) Amazon Kinesis
20 114 (1.85%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 252 (4.10%) Firewall
2 202 (3.29%) DNS
3 156 (2.54%) HTTP
4 148 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 138 (2.25%) VPN
6 102 (1.66%) SSL
7 100 (1.63%) WAN
8 97 (1.58%) DHCP
9 93 (1.51%) Network Security
10 64 (1.04%) LAN
11 63 (1.03%) SAN
12 56 (0.91%) Kerberos
13 48 (0.78%) Internet
14 47 (0.76%) Skype
15 46 (0.75%) IPsec
16 35 (0.57%) FTP
17 34 (0.55%) BGP
18 33 (0.54%) Wireless
19 31 (0.50%) OSPF
20 23 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (7.52%) Big Data
2 433 (7.05%) PostgreSQL
3 409 (6.65%) SQL Server
4 382 (6.22%) NoSQL
5 375 (6.10%) Amazon RDS
6 372 (6.05%) MySQL
7 317 (5.16%) MongoDB
8 295 (4.80%) Amazon Redshift
9 251 (4.08%) Relational Database
10 248 (4.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 222 (3.61%) Hadoop
12 203 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
13 184 (2.99%) Amazon Athena
14 140 (2.28%) Data Lake
15 136 (2.21%) Redis
16 128 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
17 104 (1.69%) RDBMS
18 98 (1.59%) Power BI
19 92 (1.50%) Oracle Database
20 79 (1.29%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 1,105 (17.98%) Jenkins
2 776 (12.63%) Git (software)
3 501 (8.15%) JIRA
4 296 (4.82%) GitLab
5 251 (4.08%) Maven
6 184 (2.99%) Artifactory
7 140 (2.28%) Bitbucket
8 139 (2.26%) JUnit
9 134 (2.18%) Cucumber
9 134 (2.18%) SonarQube
10 127 (2.07%) CircleCI
11 121 (1.97%) Selenium
12 114 (1.85%) TeamCity
13 112 (1.82%) Mockito
14 97 (1.58%) Travis CI
15 96 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
16 91 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 73 (1.19%) Gradle
17 73 (1.19%) RStudio
18 66 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,081 (17.59%) Finance
2 538 (8.75%) Public Sector
3 316 (5.14%) Front Office
4 296 (4.82%) Banking
5 164 (2.67%) Retail
6 107 (1.74%) Marketing
7 84 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 80 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 59 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 44 (0.72%) Law
11 36 (0.59%) Games
12 32 (0.52%) Advertising
13 30 (0.49%) Electronics
13 30 (0.49%) Publishing
14 25 (0.41%) Police
15 24 (0.39%) Billing
16 23 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 21 (0.34%) Legal
18 18 (0.29%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,777 (28.91%) Developer
2 971 (15.80%) Architect
3 895 (14.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 726 (11.81%) AWS Engineer
5 533 (8.67%) Java Developer
6 413 (6.72%) AWS Developer
7 381 (6.20%) AWS DevOps
8 317 (5.16%) Cloud Engineer
9 308 (5.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 297 (4.83%) Data Engineer
11 277 (4.51%) Senior Developer
12 243 (3.95%) Cloud Architect
13 239 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
14 236 (3.84%) Consultant
14 236 (3.84%) Software Engineer
15 232 (3.77%) AWS Architect
16 211 (3.43%) Python Developer
17 198 (3.22%) Python Engineer
18 177 (2.88%) .NET Developer
19 174 (2.83%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,024 (16.66%) Web Services
2 690 (11.23%) Node.js
3 570 (9.27%) React
4 503 (8.18%) .NET
5 484 (7.88%) AngularJS
6 464 (7.55%) Spring
7 437 (7.11%) REST
8 322 (5.24%) Spring Boot
9 301 (4.90%) CSS
10 294 (4.78%) Kafka
11 293 (4.77%) HTML
12 285 (4.64%) RESTful
13 195 (3.17%) J2EE
14 186 (3.03%) SOAP
15 170 (2.77%) Vue.js
16 166 (2.70%) .NET Core
17 160 (2.60%) JSON
18 134 (2.18%) GraphQL
19 130 (2.12%) Redux
20 125 (2.03%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 426 (6.93%) Public Cloud
2 320 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
3 313 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
4 276 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 262 (4.26%) Fixed Income
6 207 (3.37%) Derivative
7 191 (3.11%) Equities
8 190 (3.09%) Cloud Native
9 186 (3.03%) Hedge funds
10 152 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 136 (2.21%) User Experience
12 114 (1.85%) Algorithms
13 110 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
14 109 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
15 96 (1.56%) Data Structures
16 92 (1.50%) Management Information System
17 89 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
18 74 (1.20%) PKI
19 73 (1.19%) Mobile App
20 67 (1.09%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,042 (16.95%) Linux
2 533 (8.67%) Windows
3 240 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 233 (3.79%) Unix
5 131 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 77 (1.25%) CentOS
7 60 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 56 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 55 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (0.73%) Android
10 45 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 35 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 34 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 29 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
14 27 (0.44%) Solaris
15 21 (0.34%) CoreOS
16 18 (0.29%) AIX
16 18 (0.29%) Windows 7
17 14 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,509 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2,118 (34.46%) DevOps
3 1,093 (17.78%) Microservices
4 739 (12.02%) Software Engineering
5 721 (11.73%) Scrum
6 672 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
7 670 (10.90%) TDD
8 609 (9.91%) Migration
9 521 (8.48%) Test Automation
10 505 (8.22%) Open Source
11 488 (7.94%) Infrastructure as Code
12 437 (7.11%) Analytics
13 385 (6.26%) Configuration Management
14 383 (6.23%) BDD
15 343 (5.58%) Asset Management
16 320 (5.21%) Kanban
17 313 (5.09%) Problem-Solving
18 304 (4.95%) Mentoring
19 292 (4.75%) ETL
20 290 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,818 (29.58%) Python
2 1,664 (27.07%) Java
3 1,006 (16.37%) SQL
4 984 (16.01%) JavaScript
5 501 (8.15%) C#
6 328 (5.34%) Bash Shell
7 294 (4.78%) Ruby
8 284 (4.62%) PowerShell
9 241 (3.92%) Java 8
10 221 (3.60%) Go
11 210 (3.42%) TypeScript
12 196 (3.19%) R
13 180 (2.93%) Scala
14 134 (2.18%) PHP
15 117 (1.90%) C++
16 111 (1.81%) Perl
17 90 (1.46%) PL/SQL
18 88 (1.43%) Shell Script
19 85 (1.38%) Kotlin
20 80 (1.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 962 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 777 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 221 (3.60%) Degree
4 188 (3.06%) AWS Certification
5 106 (1.72%) CISSP
6 99 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 94 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
8 77 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 63 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
10 51 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (0.62%) CCNA
12 33 (0.54%) CCNP
12 33 (0.54%) CISM
13 27 (0.44%) MCSE
14 26 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
14 26 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
15 23 (0.37%) GIAC
16 22 (0.36%) CCIE
16 22 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
17 21 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (2.49%) QA
2 86 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (0.86%) GDPR
4 50 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 47 (0.76%) NCSC
6 45 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 42 (0.68%) SLA
8 31 (0.50%) NIST
9 24 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 22 (0.36%) PMO
11 20 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 19 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 13 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
14 12 (0.20%) ISO 20022
15 10 (0.16%) TARGET2
16 8 (0.13%) COBIT
16 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 7 (0.11%) GxP
18 5 (0.081%) HIPAA
18 5 (0.081%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,433 (23.32%) Docker
2 300 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 240 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 70 (1.14%) vSphere
6 54 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 48 (0.78%) VMware NSX
8 43 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (0.63%) Postfix
10 32 (0.52%) HDFS
11 30 (0.49%) XenApp
12 28 (0.46%) Xen
13 25 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
14 19 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.20%) XenDesktop
16 10 (0.16%) OpenAM
16 10 (0.16%) OpenDJ
17 9 (0.15%) Apache Flume
17 9 (0.15%) Firmware
18 8 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,304 (21.22%) Kubernetes
2 1,250 (20.34%) Terraform
3 878 (14.29%) Ansible
4 487 (7.92%) Puppet
5 371 (6.04%) Opscode Chef
6 93 (1.51%) Prometheus
7 88 (1.43%) SCCM
8 75 (1.22%) Packer
9 69 (1.12%) Grafana
10 61 (0.99%) Salt
11 48 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
12 45 (0.73%) Kibana
13 39 (0.63%) Rancher
14 38 (0.62%) Nagios
15 37 (0.60%) vRealize
16 33 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
17 30 (0.49%) Data Guard
18 29 (0.47%) Consul
19 26 (0.42%) SCOM
20 23 (0.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 589 (9.58%) Google
2 580 (9.44%) Microsoft
3 419 (6.82%) Oracle
4 373 (6.07%) VMware
5 155 (2.52%) Cisco
6 148 (2.41%) Red Hat
7 132 (2.15%) SAP
8 126 (2.05%) Cloudera
9 111 (1.81%) IBM
10 101 (1.64%) Tableau
11 100 (1.63%) Citrix
12 99 (1.61%) Splunk
13 79 (1.29%) MuleSoft
14 76 (1.24%) Sybase
15 72 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
16 68 (1.11%) Atlassian
17 64 (1.04%) Informatica
18 53 (0.86%) Hortonworks
19 52 (0.85%) Talend
20 41 (0.67%) Palo Alto