Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 14 21
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 +72
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 111 111 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.84% 9.71% 7.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.05% 67.27% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 71 67
Wales median daily rate £525 £495 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +30.26%
10th Percentile £413 £383 £390
90th Percentile £650 £588 £593
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.83% +7.07% -3.85%

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 252 165 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.54% 14.44% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 95 123
Wales median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £315 £335 £325
90th Percentile £622 £583 £613
UK median daily rate £476 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £11.31 £10.80 £10.60
90th Percentile £68.75 £15.80 £16.55
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -18.18%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +10 85 £525 +10.53% 23
West Wales -9 22 £503 -1.71% 9
Amazon AWS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 70 (63.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (41.44%) Java
4 36 (32.43%) Docker
5 31 (27.93%) Jenkins
6 30 (27.03%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (24.32%) Ansible
9 26 (23.42%) Python
10 25 (22.52%) Ruby
10 25 (22.52%) DevOps
10 25 (22.52%) Kubernetes
11 23 (20.72%) JIRA
11 23 (20.72%) SQL
12 22 (19.82%) Confluence
13 21 (18.92%) REST
14 20 (18.02%) Scrum
15 19 (17.12%) Relational Database
16 18 (16.22%) Terraform
17 17 (15.32%) Java 8
18 16 (14.41%) VPN
18 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
19 15 (13.51%) Linux
19 15 (13.51%) Test Automation
20 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
20 14 (12.61%) Google
20 14 (12.61%) MongoDB
20 14 (12.61%) SQL Server
20 14 (12.61%) ETL
21 13 (11.71%) Finance

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 22 (19.82%) Confluence
2 5 (4.50%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.70%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.90%) JBoss
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 70 (63.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.81%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (9.01%) PaaS
4 9 (8.11%) IaaS
5 4 (3.60%) SaaS
6 3 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.70%) Heroku
6 3 (2.70%) Serverless
6 3 (2.70%) Slack
6 3 (2.70%) Trello
7 2 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.80%) GitHub
7 2 (1.80%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.80%) NuGet
7 2 (1.80%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.90%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.90%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.90%) npm
8 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.41%) VPN
2 8 (7.21%) Extranet
2 8 (7.21%) Intranet
3 7 (6.31%) Firewall
4 4 (3.60%) Internet
4 4 (3.60%) OpenVPN
5 3 (2.70%) DNS
5 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.80%) LAN
6 2 (1.80%) SSH
6 2 (1.80%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.80%) WAN
7 1 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.03%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (17.12%) Relational Database
3 14 (12.61%) MongoDB
3 14 (12.61%) SQL Server
4 12 (10.81%) MySQL
5 10 (9.01%) Big Data
5 10 (9.01%) RDBMS
6 9 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (8.11%) Hadoop
7 8 (7.21%) Event Store
8 5 (4.50%) Apache Hive
9 4 (3.60%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (3.60%) Apache Accumulo
10 3 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.70%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (1.80%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (0.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (27.93%) Jenkins
2 23 (20.72%) JIRA
3 11 (9.91%) Cucumber
3 11 (9.91%) Git (software)
4 10 (9.01%) Selenium
4 10 (9.01%) SoapUI
4 10 (9.01%) WebDriver
5 9 (8.11%) Spinnaker
6 5 (4.50%) Maven
7 4 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.70%) Artifactory
8 3 (2.70%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.80%) Ant
9 2 (1.80%) CF BOSH
9 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.80%) Hudson
9 2 (1.80%) Subversion
9 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.90%) Capybara
General
1 13 (11.71%) Finance
2 2 (1.80%) Banking
2 2 (1.80%) Marketing
3 1 (0.90%) Electronics
3 1 (0.90%) Legal
3 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.90%) Publishing
3 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (27.93%) Architect
2 19 (17.12%) Developer
2 19 (17.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (10.81%) Cloud Architect
4 10 (9.01%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.01%) Test Automation Engineer
4 10 (9.01%) Test Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Database Architect
6 7 (6.31%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.41%) Consultant
8 4 (3.60%) Cloud Consultant
8 4 (3.60%) Data Architect
8 4 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Security Consultant
9 3 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.92%) REST
2 12 (10.81%) Dropwizard
2 12 (10.81%) Web Services
3 8 (7.21%) Play Framework
4 7 (6.31%) .NET
4 7 (6.31%) SOAP
5 6 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (5.41%) Spring Boot
6 5 (4.50%) Node.js
7 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.60%) React
8 3 (2.70%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.70%) J2EE
8 3 (2.70%) RESTful
8 3 (2.70%) Spring
9 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.80%) LDAP
9 2 (1.80%) OAuth
9 2 (1.80%) Stripes Framework
10 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) Cloud Native
2 5 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.70%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.80%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.80%) Fintech
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Social Media
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.51%) Linux
2 6 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.60%) Ubuntu
3 4 (3.60%) Windows
4 2 (1.80%) Unix
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (22.52%) DevOps
4 20 (18.02%) Scrum
5 15 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 14 (12.61%) ETL
7 13 (11.71%) BDD
7 13 (11.71%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (11.71%) TDD
8 12 (10.81%) Open Source
9 11 (9.91%) Microservices
9 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
10 10 (9.01%) API Testing
10 10 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (9.01%) Configuration Management
10 10 (9.01%) Performance Testing
11 9 (8.11%) Domain-Driven Design
11 9 (8.11%) High Availability
11 9 (8.11%) Workflow
12 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (41.44%) Java
2 26 (23.42%) Python
3 25 (22.52%) Ruby
4 23 (20.72%) SQL
5 17 (15.32%) Java 8
6 12 (10.81%) PowerShell
7 11 (9.91%) Groovy
7 11 (9.91%) PL/SQL
8 10 (9.01%) C++
9 9 (8.11%) JavaScript
10 8 (7.21%) Bash Shell
11 7 (6.31%) C#
11 7 (6.31%) Perl
12 6 (5.41%) R
13 2 (1.80%) Java 9
13 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.90%) ES6
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.70%) CISSP
5 2 (1.80%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.80%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.90%) CEH
6 1 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.90%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.90%) Degree
6 1 (0.90%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.90%) MCP
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.90%) OSCP
6 1 (0.90%) PhD
6 1 (0.90%) PMP
6 1 (0.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) GDPR
2 9 (8.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.90%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 36 (32.43%) Docker
2 2 (1.80%) iptables
2 2 (1.80%) NFS
3 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (24.32%) Ansible
2 25 (22.52%) Kubernetes
3 18 (16.22%) Terraform
4 12 (10.81%) Puppet
5 7 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.80%) Kibana
6 2 (1.80%) logstash
6 2 (1.80%) Nagios
7 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.90%) Nessus
7 1 (0.90%) Nmap
7 1 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.61%) Google
3 12 (10.81%) Oracle
4 10 (9.01%) Teradata
5 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.50%) Cloudera
7 4 (3.60%) Alibaba
7 4 (3.60%) VMware
8 3 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.70%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.70%) Juniper
9 2 (1.80%) Cisco
9 2 (1.80%) New Relic
9 2 (1.80%) Remedy
9 2 (1.80%) SAP
9 2 (1.80%) Splunk
10 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.90%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.90%) IBM
10 1 (0.90%) Qualys