Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 47 99
Rank change year-on-year +20 +52 +59
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 332 168 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.47% 3.73% 2.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.79% 23.70% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 127 96
West Midlands median daily rate £511 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +14.46% +1.22%
10th Percentile £357 £370 £306
90th Percentile £600 £589 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -

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 1,153 709 546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.48% 15.73% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 453 348
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £246
90th Percentile £588 £575 £558
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 22 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% - -18.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £51.50 £18.53
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.50% +5.26% -20.83%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +4 144 £530 +6.82% 13
Birmingham +9 86 £513 +3.54% 72
Coventry +15 39 £600 +23.08% 12
Warwickshire +17 19 £445 +9.88% 3
Solihull - 13 £385 - 8
Worcestershire - 3 £550 - 5
Herefordshire -6 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £383 - 6
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 181 (54.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (43.37%) DevOps
3 131 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (25.90%) Linux
5 74 (22.29%) Ansible
6 71 (21.39%) VMware
6 71 (21.39%) Continuous Integration
7 69 (20.78%) Jenkins
8 63 (18.98%) Puppet
9 60 (18.07%) Security Cleared
9 60 (18.07%) Oracle
9 60 (18.07%) Web Services
10 58 (17.47%) Windows
10 58 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 57 (17.17%) Git (software)
12 56 (16.87%) Python
13 55 (16.57%) Java
14 54 (16.27%) SC Cleared
15 52 (15.66%) Middleware
16 50 (15.06%) Scrum
17 48 (14.46%) Migration
18 43 (12.95%) Cisco
19 42 (12.65%) Firewall
19 42 (12.65%) Docker
20 41 (12.35%) Terraform
20 41 (12.35%) Maven
21 40 (12.05%) Opscode Chef
22 37 (11.14%) TDD
22 37 (11.14%) Subversion
23 36 (10.84%) JavaScript

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 18 (5.42%) Confluence
2 13 (3.92%) Apache
3 10 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.01%) nginx
3 10 (3.01%) WordPress
4 7 (2.11%) Documentum
5 5 (1.51%) IIS
5 5 (1.51%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.90%) CMS
7 3 (0.90%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.60%) Drupal
8 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.60%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.60%) JBoss
8 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 181 (54.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (9.64%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (8.43%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (8.13%) SaaS
5 19 (5.72%) PaaS
6 17 (5.12%) Amazon S3
6 17 (5.12%) IaaS
7 16 (4.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (4.22%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (3.61%) GitHub
9 12 (3.61%) Route 53
10 10 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (3.01%) Office 365
10 10 (3.01%) Serverless
11 7 (2.11%) Google Tag Manager
11 7 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (1.20%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.65%) Firewall
2 32 (9.64%) WAN
2 32 (9.64%) Wireless
3 21 (6.33%) VPN
4 17 (5.12%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (4.52%) Internet
5 15 (4.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (3.61%) DNS
7 9 (2.71%) SSL
8 8 (2.41%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (2.11%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.20%) DHCP
10 4 (1.20%) Network Security
10 4 (1.20%) SNMP
10 4 (1.20%) VLAN
11 3 (0.90%) OpenFlow
11 3 (0.90%) SAN
12 2 (0.60%) HSRP
12 2 (0.60%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.73%) MySQL
1 29 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.93%) Oracle Database
3 19 (5.72%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (2.41%) Big Data
7 8 (2.41%) SQLite
8 7 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.11%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.81%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 69 (20.78%) Jenkins
2 57 (17.17%) Git (software)
3 41 (12.35%) Maven
4 37 (11.14%) Subversion
5 34 (10.24%) JIRA
6 22 (6.63%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (3.01%) JUnit
7 10 (3.01%) Mockito
7 10 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.71%) DbUnit
8 9 (2.71%) jMock
8 9 (2.71%) SonarQube
8 9 (2.71%) Vagrant
8 9 (2.71%) Xcode
9 8 (2.41%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.41%) ClearCase
9 8 (2.41%) Eclipse
9 8 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (1.81%) GitLab
General
1 23 (6.93%) Finance
2 9 (2.71%) Retail
3 7 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.20%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.90%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (25.60%) Architect
2 70 (21.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 52 (15.66%) AWS DevOps
4 50 (15.06%) AWS Engineer
5 48 (14.46%) Developer
6 46 (13.86%) AWS Architect
7 41 (12.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 33 (9.94%) Network Engineer
9 30 (9.04%) Cloud Architect
10 29 (8.73%) Solutions Architect
11 26 (7.83%) Cloud Engineer
12 22 (6.63%) AWS Solutions Architect
12 22 (6.63%) VMware Architect
13 19 (5.72%) Azure Architect
13 19 (5.72%) Azure DevOps
14 18 (5.42%) Design Engineer
14 18 (5.42%) Implementation Engineer
14 18 (5.42%) Infrastructure Architect
14 18 (5.42%) Network Design Engineer
14 18 (5.42%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (18.07%) Web Services
2 52 (15.66%) Middleware
3 19 (5.72%) HTML
3 19 (5.72%) Spring Boot
4 18 (5.42%) J2EE
5 17 (5.12%) Node.js
5 17 (5.12%) SOAP
6 16 (4.82%) CSS
6 16 (4.82%) RESTful
7 15 (4.52%) .NET
7 15 (4.52%) Spring
8 14 (4.22%) JSON
9 13 (3.92%) React
10 12 (3.61%) AngularJS
11 10 (3.01%) CSS3
11 10 (3.01%) HTML5
11 10 (3.01%) jQuery
11 10 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (3.01%) XML
12 9 (2.71%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.04%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.83%) Public Cloud
3 22 (6.63%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (5.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (4.22%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.22%) User Experience
6 10 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.71%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.41%) iPhone
9 7 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.11%) NHS
10 5 (1.51%) PKI
11 4 (1.20%) DataPower
11 4 (1.20%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.90%) Clustering
12 3 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.90%) Replication
12 3 (0.90%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 86 (25.90%) Linux
2 58 (17.47%) Windows
3 34 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (5.42%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.71%) Android
5 9 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.51%) Unix
6 5 (1.51%) VMS
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%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (43.37%) DevOps
2 131 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (21.39%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (15.06%) Scrum
5 48 (14.46%) Migration
6 37 (11.14%) TDD
7 35 (10.54%) Configuration Management
8 31 (9.34%) WAN Optimisation
9 30 (9.04%) Deployment Automation
9 30 (9.04%) Test Automation
10 28 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (8.43%) SDLC
11 27 (8.13%) Project Management
11 27 (8.13%) Service Delivery
12 25 (7.53%) Task Automation
12 25 (7.53%) Technical Architecture
13 24 (7.23%) ITIL
14 22 (6.63%) Business Analysis
14 22 (6.63%) Microservices
14 22 (6.63%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.87%) Python
2 55 (16.57%) Java
3 36 (10.84%) JavaScript
4 28 (8.43%) Perl
4 28 (8.43%) SQL
5 14 (4.22%) C#
6 12 (3.61%) Bash Shell
6 12 (3.61%) PHP
7 11 (3.31%) Java 8
8 9 (2.71%) Apple Swift
8 9 (2.71%) Objective-C
9 7 (2.11%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.81%) Scala
10 6 (1.81%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.51%) C++
12 4 (1.20%) R
12 4 (1.20%) Ruby
13 3 (0.90%) Groovy
13 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 54 (16.27%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (6.63%) CCNP
5 12 (3.61%) CCIE
6 11 (3.31%) AWS Certification
6 11 (3.31%) CISSP
7 9 (2.71%) Degree
8 7 (2.11%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.81%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (1.51%) CEH
10 5 (1.51%) CISM
11 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.90%) CITP
12 3 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.60%) CCDP
13 2 (0.60%) MCITP
13 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.01%) GDPR
2 6 (1.81%) QA
3 5 (1.51%) PMO
4 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (12.65%) Docker
3 11 (3.31%) vSphere
4 9 (2.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.71%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.90%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.90%) XenApp
7 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.60%) etcd
7 2 (0.60%) NFS
7 2 (0.60%) Samba
7 2 (0.60%) Squid
7 2 (0.60%) Varnish
7 2 (0.60%) Xen
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 74 (22.29%) Ansible
2 63 (18.98%) Puppet
3 41 (12.35%) Terraform
4 40 (12.05%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (7.53%) Kubernetes
6 22 (6.63%) FortiGate
7 10 (3.01%) Nagios
8 9 (2.71%) HockeyApp
9 8 (2.41%) Rundeck
10 7 (2.11%) logstash
10 7 (2.11%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.51%) SCOM
12 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (1.20%) SCCM
13 3 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.90%) Packer
13 3 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.60%) Consul
14 2 (0.60%) Mesos
14 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 71 (21.39%) VMware
2 60 (18.07%) Oracle
3 43 (12.95%) Cisco
4 35 (10.54%) Microsoft
5 34 (10.24%) CheckPoint
5 34 (10.24%) Google
6 33 (9.94%) Fortinet
6 33 (9.94%) McAfee
7 30 (9.04%) IBM
8 26 (7.83%) Aruba
8 26 (7.83%) Red Hat
9 18 (5.42%) Atlassian
10 17 (5.12%) Nokia
11 15 (4.52%) F5
12 13 (3.92%) Blue Coat
12 13 (3.92%) BMC
12 13 (3.92%) HP
13 9 (2.71%) PlateSpin
13 9 (2.71%) Twitter
13 9 (2.71%) Xamarin