Period
to 15 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Amazon AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon AWS over the 6 months to 15 January 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 > Wales
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +72
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 129 126 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.59% 9.63% 9.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.64% 55.26% 62.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 81 94
Wales median daily rate £513 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01% +36.08%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £408
90th Percentile £688 £613 £596
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.32% +17.02% +15.93%

Amazon 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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 289 228 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 17.00% 17.43% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 137 145
Wales median daily rate £456 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -5.26% +31.03%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £325
90th Percentile £658 £600 £606
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 2
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.56% -52.63%
10th Percentile £11.75 £13.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £130.75 £36.00 £12.18
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £18.65
% change year-on-year -6.04% -0.12% -15.24%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in Wales

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in Wales

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in Wales over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in Wales

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS within the Wales region over the 6 months to 15 January 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
South Wales +21 102 £525 +10.53% 55
West Wales -13 25 £500 -4.76% 1
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 80 (62.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (39.53%) Java
4 37 (28.68%) Jenkins
5 36 (27.91%) Docker
6 31 (24.03%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (23.26%) Terraform
8 29 (22.48%) Ansible
9 28 (21.71%) DevOps
10 27 (20.93%) PostgreSQL
11 26 (20.16%) Scrum
11 26 (20.16%) Web Services
11 26 (20.16%) JIRA
12 24 (18.60%) Confluence
13 23 (17.83%) REST
14 22 (17.05%) Google Cloud Platform
14 22 (17.05%) Kubernetes
15 21 (16.28%) SaaS
16 20 (15.50%) Open Source
16 20 (15.50%) Test Automation
16 20 (15.50%) Microservices
17 19 (14.73%) Continuous Delivery
18 18 (13.95%) Microsoft
18 18 (13.95%) Ruby
19 17 (13.18%) Google
19 17 (13.18%) Java 8
20 16 (12.40%) Public Cloud
20 16 (12.40%) PaaS
20 16 (12.40%) IaaS
20 16 (12.40%) SQL

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 24 (18.60%) Confluence
2 7 (5.43%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.33%) Apache
4 3 (2.33%) nginx
5 2 (1.55%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 80 (62.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (17.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 21 (16.28%) SaaS
4 16 (12.40%) IaaS
4 16 (12.40%) PaaS
5 10 (7.75%) Serverless
6 4 (3.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.33%) GitHub
7 3 (2.33%) Slack
7 3 (2.33%) Trello
8 2 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.55%) NuGet
8 2 (1.55%) Office 365
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.78%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.78%) Heroku
9 1 (0.78%) npm
9 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.30%) VPN
2 8 (6.20%) Extranet
2 8 (6.20%) Intranet
3 6 (4.65%) Firewall
4 5 (3.88%) DNS
4 5 (3.88%) Internet
5 4 (3.10%) SSH
5 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.33%) LAN
6 3 (2.33%) tcpdump
6 3 (2.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.93%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (11.63%) MongoDB
3 12 (9.30%) Big Data
4 11 (8.53%) Hadoop
5 9 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (6.98%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.20%) Event Store
7 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.10%) Apache Accumulo
8 4 (3.10%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.33%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (2.33%) MySQL
9 3 (2.33%) Redis
9 3 (2.33%) Star Schema
10 2 (1.55%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (28.68%) Jenkins
2 26 (20.16%) JIRA
3 13 (10.08%) Cucumber
4 12 (9.30%) Selenium
4 12 (9.30%) SoapUI
4 12 (9.30%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (9.30%) WebDriver
5 9 (6.98%) Spinnaker
6 7 (5.43%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.88%) Maven
8 4 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.33%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.33%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.55%) Ant
10 2 (1.55%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.55%) Hudson
10 2 (1.55%) Subversion
11 1 (0.78%) Capybara
General
1 16 (12.40%) Finance
2 2 (1.55%) Legal
2 2 (1.55%) Marketing
3 1 (0.78%) Electronics
3 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.78%) Publishing
3 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (23.26%) Architect
2 20 (15.50%) Developer
3 13 (10.08%) Cloud Architect
4 12 (9.30%) Java Developer
4 12 (9.30%) Test Automation Engineer
4 12 (9.30%) Test Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) Consultant
5 10 (7.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) Security Architect
7 8 (6.20%) Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Security Consultant
9 6 (4.65%) Cloud Consultant
9 6 (4.65%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.88%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.10%) Programme Manager
12 3 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.16%) Web Services
2 23 (17.83%) REST
3 12 (9.30%) Dropwizard
4 10 (7.75%) SOAP
5 8 (6.20%) Play Framework
6 7 (5.43%) .NET
7 6 (4.65%) Spring Boot
8 5 (3.88%) Node.js
9 4 (3.10%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.10%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.10%) OAuth
9 4 (3.10%) React
9 4 (3.10%) Spring
10 3 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (2.33%) J2EE
10 3 (2.33%) LDAP
11 2 (1.55%) Apache NiFi
11 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.55%) Kafka
11 2 (1.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.65%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Clustering
7 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.78%) Social Media
7 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.53%) Linux
2 7 (5.43%) Windows
3 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Unix
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (24.03%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (21.71%) DevOps
4 26 (20.16%) Scrum
5 20 (15.50%) Microservices
5 20 (15.50%) Open Source
5 20 (15.50%) Test Automation
6 19 (14.73%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (11.63%) ETL
8 14 (10.85%) Identity Management
8 14 (10.85%) TDD
9 13 (10.08%) BDD
9 13 (10.08%) Security Architecture
10 12 (9.30%) API Testing
10 12 (9.30%) Performance Testing
10 12 (9.30%) Software Engineering
11 11 (8.53%) Analytics
12 10 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.75%) Domain-Driven Design
12 10 (7.75%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 51 (39.53%) Java
2 18 (13.95%) Ruby
3 17 (13.18%) Java 8
4 16 (12.40%) SQL
5 15 (11.63%) Python
6 12 (9.30%) Groovy
7 8 (6.20%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.65%) C#
9 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.88%) R
10 4 (3.10%) Perl
11 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.33%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.55%) Java 9
13 1 (0.78%) C++
13 1 (0.78%) ES6
13 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.08%) CISSP
2 13 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.43%) CISM
4 5 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.10%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (2.33%) Degree
7 2 (1.55%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.55%) CRISC
7 2 (1.55%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.55%) MCP
7 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.55%) SSCP
8 1 (0.78%) CEH
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.78%) PhD
8 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.78%) GDPR
2 1 (0.78%) PMBOK
System Software
1 36 (27.91%) Docker
2 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.33%) iptables
2 3 (2.33%) NFS
3 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.55%) vSphere
3 2 (1.55%) XenApp
4 1 (0.78%) vCloud
4 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.78%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (23.26%) Terraform
2 29 (22.48%) Ansible
3 22 (17.05%) Kubernetes
4 8 (6.20%) Puppet
5 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.33%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.78%) Consul
7 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.78%) Nagios
7 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.78%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.78%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 18 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.18%) Google
3 5 (3.88%) VMware
4 4 (3.10%) Alibaba
4 4 (3.10%) Cloudera
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle
5 3 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.33%) Cisco
5 3 (2.33%) Juniper
5 3 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.33%) SAP
6 2 (1.55%) Citrix
6 2 (1.55%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.55%) Remedy
6 2 (1.55%) Veeam
7 1 (0.78%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.78%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.78%) Kaspersky
7 1 (0.78%) PlateSpin
7 1 (0.78%) Talend