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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 22 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.33% 1.04% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.29% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £550 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £30.00

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 28 10 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 23.33% 10.42% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Median daily rate £525 £310 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.35% +40.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £142 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £410 £224
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

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 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Ansible
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Docker
4 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
4 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (28.57%) Application Performance Management
4 2 (28.57%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (28.57%) Pingdom
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) AppDynamics
4 2 (28.57%) PagerDuty
4 2 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (28.57%) Puppet
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Atlassian
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
4 2 (28.57%) CentOS
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Confluence
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) Product Management

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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (28.57%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (14.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) AWS DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) JMS
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) CentOS
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Application Performance Management
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Ansible
2 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
2 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (28.57%) Pingdom
2 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) AppDynamics
1 2 (28.57%) Atlassian
1 2 (28.57%) PagerDuty
2 1 (14.29%) F5