Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 27 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14 +58
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 81 67 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.55% 5.52% 4.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.22% 58.77% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 51 36
Wales median daily rate £525 £475 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.33% +17.92%
10th Percentile £413 £383 £375
90th Percentile £644 £560 £579
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £477
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.88% +12.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +23.08%

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 230 114 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.76% 9.39% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 77 70
Wales median daily rate £450 £463 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +4.23% +10.94%
10th Percentile £344 £323 £317
90th Percentile £599 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Wales median hourly rate £11.25 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.41% - -
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.80 £11.20
90th Percentile £12.00 £15.80 £22.25
UK median hourly rate £18.60 £19.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -2.11% -3.11% -12.84%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 +6 66 £533 +12.11% 28
West Wales -6 7 £525 +10.53% 1
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 55 (67.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (41.98%) DevOps
4 32 (39.51%) Python
5 26 (32.10%) Docker
6 25 (30.86%) Microsoft
7 24 (29.63%) Ansible
7 24 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (28.40%) Ruby
9 22 (27.16%) Terraform
10 21 (25.93%) Git (software)
11 19 (23.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (23.46%) Jenkins
11 19 (23.46%) SQL
12 18 (22.22%) Java
12 18 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (22.22%) Kubernetes
12 18 (22.22%) Puppet
13 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
13 17 (20.99%) Linux
14 15 (18.52%) JIRA
14 15 (18.52%) Microservices
15 14 (17.28%) Confluence
15 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
15 14 (17.28%) Scrum
15 14 (17.28%) Oracle
16 13 (16.05%) MySQL
16 13 (16.05%) C++
16 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL
16 13 (16.05%) VPN

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 14 (17.28%) Confluence
2 5 (6.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (4.94%) nginx
4 3 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 55 (67.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (8.64%) PaaS
4 6 (7.41%) IaaS
5 4 (4.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.70%) Heroku
7 2 (2.47%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (2.47%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.47%) Serverless
8 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.23%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.23%) GitHub
8 1 (1.23%) npm
8 1 (1.23%) NuGet
8 1 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) VPN
2 7 (8.64%) Firewall
3 4 (4.94%) Internet
3 4 (4.94%) OpenVPN
4 3 (3.70%) DNS
4 3 (3.70%) Extranet
4 3 (3.70%) Intranet
4 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.47%) HTTP
5 2 (2.47%) LAN
5 2 (2.47%) WAN
6 1 (1.23%) IPsec
6 1 (1.23%) Network Security
6 1 (1.23%) SSH
6 1 (1.23%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
3 13 (16.05%) MySQL
3 13 (16.05%) Relational Database
4 12 (14.81%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (6.17%) Big Data
6 4 (4.94%) Apache Hive
6 4 (4.94%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.47%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 19 (23.46%) Jenkins
3 15 (18.52%) JIRA
4 6 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.17%) Bitbucket
5 5 (6.17%) Maven
5 5 (6.17%) Selenium
5 5 (6.17%) SoapUI
5 5 (6.17%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.70%) Hudson
6 3 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (3.70%) Spinnaker
7 2 (2.47%) Ant
7 2 (2.47%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.47%) CF BOSH
7 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.47%) Subversion
7 2 (2.47%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.23%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Banking
2 2 (2.47%) Games
2 2 (2.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.23%) Publishing
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (38.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (27.16%) Architect
3 13 (16.05%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) Database Architect
5 9 (11.11%) Developer
6 8 (9.88%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (8.64%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (8.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.94%) AWS Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Azure Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Azure DevOps
10 3 (3.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) .NET
1 6 (7.41%) REST
1 6 (7.41%) Web Services
2 5 (6.17%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (4.94%) Node.js
4 3 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.70%) React
4 3 (3.70%) SOAP
5 2 (2.47%) JSON
5 2 (2.47%) Middleware
5 2 (2.47%) WPF
6 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.23%) J2EE
6 1 (1.23%) J2SE
6 1 (1.23%) LDAP
6 1 (1.23%) OAuth
6 1 (1.23%) RESTful
6 1 (1.23%) Stripes Framework
6 1 (1.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.17%) Cloud Native
2 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.47%) Fintech
5 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.99%) Linux
2 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.94%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.70%) Unix
4 3 (3.70%) Windows
5 1 (1.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (41.98%) DevOps
3 24 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (23.46%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (18.52%) Microservices
6 14 (17.28%) Scrum
7 13 (16.05%) Continuous Deployment
8 12 (14.81%) Configuration Management
8 12 (14.81%) Deployment Automation
8 12 (14.81%) High Availability
8 12 (14.81%) SDLC
8 12 (14.81%) Secure Coding
8 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (12.35%) Migration
10 8 (9.88%) BDD
10 8 (9.88%) TDD
10 8 (9.88%) Test Automation
11 7 (8.64%) ETL
11 7 (8.64%) Software Deployment
11 7 (8.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.51%) Python
2 23 (28.40%) Ruby
3 19 (23.46%) SQL
4 18 (22.22%) Java
5 13 (16.05%) C++
5 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL
5 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
6 10 (12.35%) Bash Shell
7 7 (8.64%) Perl
8 6 (7.41%) C#
8 6 (7.41%) Groovy
9 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.70%) R
11 2 (2.47%) Java 8
11 2 (2.47%) Java 9
12 1 (1.23%) C-shell
12 1 (1.23%) ES6
12 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.81%) AWS Certification
3 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) CEH
6 1 (1.23%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) GDPR
2 11 (13.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.70%) GCP
4 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 26 (32.10%) Docker
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) etcd
2 1 (1.23%) flannel
2 1 (1.23%) iptables
2 1 (1.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (29.63%) Ansible
2 22 (27.16%) Terraform
3 18 (22.22%) Kubernetes
3 18 (22.22%) Puppet
4 9 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (4.94%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.47%) Kibana
6 2 (2.47%) logstash
6 2 (2.47%) Nagios
6 2 (2.47%) rkt
7 1 (1.23%) Mesos
7 1 (1.23%) Nessus
7 1 (1.23%) Nmap
7 1 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (30.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.28%) Oracle
3 12 (14.81%) Teradata
4 10 (12.35%) Red Hat
5 8 (9.88%) Google
6 5 (6.17%) Atlassian
7 4 (4.94%) Cloudera
7 4 (4.94%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.47%) Cisco
8 2 (2.47%) Hortonworks
8 2 (2.47%) Juniper
8 2 (2.47%) New Relic
8 2 (2.47%) Splunk
8 2 (2.47%) VMware
9 1 (1.23%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.23%) Qualys
9 1 (1.23%) Remedy
9 1 (1.23%) SAP