Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 July 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 38 95
Rank change year-on-year +12 +57 +71
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 332 191 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.42% 4.36% 2.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.63% 31.11% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 152 98
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £496 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% +24.04% -1.23%
10th Percentile £375 £364 £304
90th Percentile £613 £575 £500
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,084 614 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.96% 14.00% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 412 301
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £513
England median daily rate £480 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.30 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.77% -42.22% -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.45 £13.27
90th Percentile £27.83 £52.40 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -17.39%

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Amazon AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in the West Midlands

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in the West Midlands

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the West Midlands

Amazon AWS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Shropshire +4 138 £530 +6.82% 4
Birmingham -2 79 £506 +1.25% 47
Warwickshire +23 32 £451 +6.00% 5
Coventry -13 29 £563 +7.86% 8
Solihull - 14 £350 - 6
Staffordshire 0 4 £375 -21.05% 6
Worcestershire - 3 £550 - 1
Herefordshire +10 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 -
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 166 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 157 (47.29%) DevOps
3 139 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (31.33%) Linux
5 91 (27.41%) Ansible
6 88 (26.51%) Puppet
7 86 (25.90%) Jenkins
8 73 (21.99%) Oracle
9 72 (21.69%) Git (software)
10 71 (21.39%) Security Cleared
11 69 (20.78%) Python
12 65 (19.58%) VMware
12 65 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (18.37%) SC Cleared
14 60 (18.07%) Web Services
15 57 (17.17%) Middleware
15 57 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 54 (16.27%) Windows
17 51 (15.36%) Terraform
18 48 (14.46%) Docker
19 45 (13.55%) Scrum
19 45 (13.55%) Firewall
19 45 (13.55%) Maven
20 44 (13.25%) Java
20 44 (13.25%) Configuration Management
20 44 (13.25%) Opscode Chef
21 43 (12.95%) Cisco
22 42 (12.65%) Cloud Computing
22 42 (12.65%) Amazon EC2
23 41 (12.35%) Data Centre

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (6.63%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (5.42%) Confluence
3 11 (3.31%) Documentum
3 11 (3.31%) nginx
4 10 (3.01%) Apache
5 9 (2.71%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.81%) IIS
8 5 (1.51%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.20%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.20%) WordPress
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.90%) CMS
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.60%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.60%) JBoss
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.30%) Magento
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 166 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (12.65%) Amazon EC2
2 42 (12.65%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (7.83%) SaaS
4 22 (6.63%) Amazon S3
5 21 (6.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (5.42%) Amazon ELB
6 18 (5.42%) IaaS
6 18 (5.42%) Route 53
7 15 (4.52%) PaaS
8 11 (3.31%) Serverless
9 10 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (2.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (1.20%) Cloudflare
12 4 (1.20%) GitHub
13 3 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.55%) Firewall
2 35 (10.54%) WAN
3 33 (9.94%) VPN
3 33 (9.94%) Wireless
4 31 (9.34%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (2.41%) DNS
5 8 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.11%) SSL
7 6 (1.81%) SNMP
8 4 (1.20%) DHCP
8 4 (1.20%) HTTP
8 4 (1.20%) Internet
8 4 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.20%) OpenFlow
8 4 (1.20%) SMS
9 3 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.90%) VLAN
10 2 (0.60%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.60%) MPLS
10 2 (0.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.83%) MySQL
2 23 (6.93%) Amazon RDS
2 23 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.82%) Oracle Database
4 13 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 9 (2.71%) Big Data
7 9 (2.71%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.11%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.81%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.60%) HBase
12 2 (0.60%) Redis
12 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 86 (25.90%) Jenkins
2 72 (21.69%) Git (software)
3 45 (13.55%) Maven
4 37 (11.14%) Subversion
5 35 (10.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 24 (7.23%) JIRA
7 14 (4.22%) DbUnit
7 14 (4.22%) jMock
7 14 (4.22%) JUnit
7 14 (4.22%) Mockito
7 14 (4.22%) SonarQube
8 5 (1.51%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.51%) GitLab
8 5 (1.51%) Jasmine
8 5 (1.51%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.20%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.90%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.90%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.90%) PHPUnit
General
1 19 (5.72%) Finance
2 11 (3.31%) Retail
3 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.60%) Banking
4 2 (0.60%) Billing
4 2 (0.60%) Games
5 1 (0.30%) Back Office
5 1 (0.30%) Electronics
5 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 95 (28.61%) Architect
2 84 (25.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 60 (18.07%) AWS DevOps
4 53 (15.96%) AWS Architect
5 47 (14.16%) AWS Engineer
6 46 (13.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 38 (11.45%) Developer
8 35 (10.54%) Cloud Architect
9 33 (9.94%) Cloud Engineer
9 33 (9.94%) Network Engineer
9 33 (9.94%) Solutions Architect
10 31 (9.34%) Design Engineer
10 31 (9.34%) Implementation Engineer
10 31 (9.34%) Network Design Engineer
10 31 (9.34%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 22 (6.63%) Consultant
12 21 (6.33%) Infrastructure Architect
13 20 (6.02%) AWS Solutions Architect
13 20 (6.02%) Azure DevOps
13 20 (6.02%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (18.07%) Web Services
2 57 (17.17%) Middleware
3 26 (7.83%) RESTful
4 19 (5.72%) SOAP
5 15 (4.52%) .NET
5 15 (4.52%) J2EE
5 15 (4.52%) Node.js
5 15 (4.52%) Spring
5 15 (4.52%) Spring Boot
6 14 (4.22%) Apache Camel
6 14 (4.22%) PowerMock
7 12 (3.61%) HTML
8 11 (3.31%) CSS
8 11 (3.31%) WAP
9 9 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (2.71%) Software Packaging
10 8 (2.41%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.41%) JSON
10 8 (2.41%) React
10 8 (2.41%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.35%) Data Centre
2 30 (9.04%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (5.42%) Public Cloud
4 11 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.71%) NHS
6 9 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.81%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.20%) User Experience
10 3 (0.90%) Clustering
10 3 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.60%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.60%) Replication
11 2 (0.60%) Social Media
11 2 (0.60%) Wiki
12 1 (0.30%) FMCG
12 1 (0.30%) PKI
12 1 (0.30%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 104 (31.33%) Linux
2 54 (16.27%) Windows
3 40 (12.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (4.22%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.51%) Unix
6 4 (1.20%) VMS
7 3 (0.90%) AIX
7 3 (0.90%) Solaris
7 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.60%) CentOS
8 2 (0.60%) Debian
8 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (47.29%) DevOps
2 139 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (13.55%) Scrum
5 44 (13.25%) Configuration Management
6 37 (11.14%) Deployment Automation
7 36 (10.84%) TDD
8 33 (9.94%) WAN Optimisation
9 32 (9.64%) Migration
9 32 (9.64%) Network Design
10 31 (9.34%) Open Source
10 31 (9.34%) Project Management
11 29 (8.73%) Technical Architecture
12 28 (8.43%) Kanban
13 26 (7.83%) Service Delivery
13 26 (7.83%) Task Automation
14 24 (7.23%) Business Analysis
14 24 (7.23%) Virtual Environments
15 23 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (6.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 69 (20.78%) Python
2 44 (13.25%) Java
3 32 (9.64%) Perl
4 24 (7.23%) Bash Shell
5 19 (5.72%) PHP
6 18 (5.42%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.12%) SQL
8 10 (3.01%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.11%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.81%) C#
11 5 (1.51%) Ruby
11 5 (1.51%) Scala
12 3 (0.90%) C++
12 3 (0.90%) Groovy
13 2 (0.60%) Java 8
13 2 (0.60%) PHP 7
13 2 (0.60%) VBScript
14 1 (0.30%) C
14 1 (0.30%) Go
14 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (21.39%) Security Cleared
2 61 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.92%) AWS Certification
4 9 (2.71%) CISSP
5 8 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.11%) CCIE
7 6 (1.81%) CCNP
7 6 (1.81%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.20%) Degree
9 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.90%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.60%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.60%) MCITP
10 2 (0.60%) MCSE
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.41%) QA
2 6 (1.81%) GDPR
2 6 (1.81%) PMO
3 5 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.20%) GCP
5 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.90%) SLA
6 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 57 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (14.46%) Docker
3 16 (4.82%) vSphere
4 5 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.20%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.90%) Xen
7 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.60%) NFS
7 2 (0.60%) Samba
7 2 (0.60%) Squid
7 2 (0.60%) Varnish
7 2 (0.60%) XenApp
8 1 (0.30%) etcd
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 91 (27.41%) Ansible
2 88 (26.51%) Puppet
3 51 (15.36%) Terraform
4 44 (13.25%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (9.34%) FortiGate
6 23 (6.93%) Kubernetes
7 19 (5.72%) logstash
8 9 (2.71%) Kibana
8 9 (2.71%) Nagios
9 5 (1.51%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.20%) Graylog
10 4 (1.20%) Observium
11 3 (0.90%) collectd
11 3 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.90%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.90%) Packer
11 3 (0.90%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.90%) Salt
11 3 (0.90%) StatsD
Vendors
1 73 (21.99%) Oracle
2 65 (19.58%) VMware
3 43 (12.95%) Cisco
4 37 (11.14%) CheckPoint
5 36 (10.84%) Fortinet
6 33 (9.94%) McAfee
7 32 (9.64%) Red Hat
8 31 (9.34%) Aruba
8 31 (9.34%) Nokia
9 28 (8.43%) Microsoft
10 17 (5.12%) Google
11 14 (4.22%) HP
12 13 (3.92%) IBM
13 11 (3.31%) Pega
14 8 (2.41%) Atlassian
15 6 (1.81%) AppDynamics
16 4 (1.20%) ArcSight
16 4 (1.20%) Juniper
16 4 (1.20%) Netskope
16 4 (1.20%) SaltStack