The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 21 28
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 13 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.18% 1.45% 1.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.11% 5.71% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £453 £413
% change year-on-year -0.55% +9.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

Amazon AWS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 36 35 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 22.64% 25.36% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 4
Median daily rate £450 £300 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -23.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Amazon AWS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in Watford

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in Watford

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in Watford over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) Docker
3 5 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) SAN
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 5 (33.33%) Data Security
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (26.67%) Ansible
5 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (20.00%) Task Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Application Performance Management
5 3 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (20.00%) IaaS
5 3 (20.00%) Bitbucket
5 3 (20.00%) Pingdom

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 3 (20.00%) Confluence
1 3 (20.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) IaaS
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Bitbucket
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) Grunt
3 1 (6.67%) gulp
3 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) AWS Expert
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) SAML
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) Dropwizard
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) Hystrix
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Play Framework
2 1 (6.67%) React
2 1 (6.67%) Scalatra
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) CentOS
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Data Security
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
1 5 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) Application Performance Management
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Task Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
5 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Groovy
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (33.33%) Docker
3 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Ansible
2 3 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (20.00%) Pingdom
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) 3PAR
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) AppDynamics
2 3 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (20.00%) PagerDuty
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) New Relic
4 1 (6.67%) VMware