Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 88 138
Rank change year-on-year +49 +50 +11
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 217 121 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.60% 2.20% 0.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.11% 20.68% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 69 28
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £485 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +25.16% +10.71%
10th Percentile £366 £368 £298
90th Percentile £661 £613 £586
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.75 -
England median hourly rate £41.61 £42.50 £30.19
% change year-on-year -2.09% +40.78% -19.49%

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 831 585 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.61% 10.63% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 359 170
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £17.13 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.25% +26.85% -41.30%
10th Percentile £10.95 £14.96 £12.60
90th Percentile £22.85 £21.47 £14.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -2.63% -12.20% -3.82%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Birmingham +48 90 £500 - 27
Shropshire +27 69 £460 +13.51% 5
Coventry +19 19 £500 -2.44% 14
Warwickshire +13 14 £475 +11.76% 13
Herefordshire - 5 £325 -
Solihull -5 3 £475 -
Staffordshire +6 2 £425 +5.26% 2
Wolverhampton -6 1 £450 - 5
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Amazon AWS.

1 145 (66.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (43.32%) DevOps
3 92 (42.40%) Jenkins
4 88 (40.55%) Linux
4 88 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (35.02%) Git (software)
6 71 (32.72%) Puppet
7 69 (31.80%) Oracle
8 68 (31.34%) Ansible
9 57 (26.27%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (24.88%) Firewall
11 50 (23.04%) Cisco
12 49 (22.58%) CheckPoint
12 49 (22.58%) Windows
12 49 (22.58%) Java
12 49 (22.58%) WAN
13 47 (21.66%) Python
14 46 (21.20%) Docker
15 45 (20.74%) Scrum
16 44 (20.28%) Subversion
16 44 (20.28%) Maven
17 43 (19.82%) Fortinet
18 42 (19.35%) WAN Optimisation
19 39 (17.97%) Wireless
20 38 (17.51%) Configuration Management
21 37 (17.05%) McAfee
21 37 (17.05%) Security Cleared
21 37 (17.05%) Test Automation
21 37 (17.05%) Terraform
22 36 (16.59%) Amazon EC2

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 33 (15.21%) Confluence
2 24 (11.06%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (9.68%) Apache
3 21 (9.68%) Tomcat
4 15 (6.91%) nginx
5 10 (4.61%) JBoss
5 10 (4.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (3.69%) IIS
7 5 (2.30%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.84%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.92%) Liferay
10 1 (0.46%) CMS
10 1 (0.46%) Jetty
10 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.46%) Mule
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 145 (66.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (16.59%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (11.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (9.22%) Amazon ELB
5 18 (8.29%) Amazon S3
6 17 (7.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (6.45%) SaaS
8 11 (5.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (5.07%) Route 53
9 10 (4.61%) GitHub
10 9 (4.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 9 (4.15%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (3.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (3.69%) Office 365
12 7 (3.23%) PaaS
13 3 (1.38%) Akamai
13 3 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (1.38%) Serverless
14 2 (0.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (24.88%) Firewall
2 49 (22.58%) WAN
3 39 (17.97%) Wireless
4 34 (15.67%) VPN
5 22 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (9.22%) Internet
8 18 (8.29%) HTTP
9 17 (7.83%) DNS
10 12 (5.53%) BGP
10 12 (5.53%) MPLS
10 12 (5.53%) OSPF
10 12 (5.53%) SSL
10 12 (5.53%) VLAN
11 11 (5.07%) TCP/IP
12 8 (3.69%) HSRP
12 8 (3.69%) OpenLDAP
12 8 (3.69%) OpenVPN
12 8 (3.69%) SSH
13 4 (1.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.82%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (12.90%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (9.22%) MySQL
4 17 (7.83%) SQL Server
5 16 (7.37%) MongoDB
6 15 (6.91%) Oracle Database
7 11 (5.07%) Relational Database
8 10 (4.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (3.23%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.76%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.76%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.84%) DB2
11 4 (1.84%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.38%) Big Data
12 3 (1.38%) JasperReports
12 3 (1.38%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 92 (42.40%) Jenkins
2 76 (35.02%) Git (software)
3 44 (20.28%) Maven
3 44 (20.28%) Subversion
4 35 (16.13%) JIRA
5 33 (15.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (11.52%) GitLab
7 22 (10.14%) JUnit
7 22 (10.14%) SonarQube
8 15 (6.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (6.45%) Mockito
10 13 (5.99%) DbUnit
10 13 (5.99%) jMock
11 12 (5.53%) Selenium
11 12 (5.53%) TeamCity
12 11 (5.07%) Bitbucket
12 11 (5.07%) JMeter
13 9 (4.15%) Ant
14 8 (3.69%) Liquibase
15 5 (2.30%) git-flow
General
1 7 (3.23%) Finance
2 4 (1.84%) Automotive
3 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.92%) Marketing
3 2 (0.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.46%) Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (25.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (21.66%) Network Engineer
3 37 (17.05%) Developer
4 35 (16.13%) Architect
5 23 (10.60%) Lead DevOps
6 22 (10.14%) Implementation Engineer
6 22 (10.14%) Java Developer
6 22 (10.14%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 20 (9.22%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (8.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 19 (8.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 16 (7.37%) Design Engineer
9 16 (7.37%) Network Design Engineer
10 15 (6.91%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 15 (6.91%) Firewall Engineer
11 12 (5.53%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 11 (5.07%) Cloud Architect
13 10 (4.61%) .NET Developer
13 10 (4.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 10 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.67%) Web Services
2 29 (13.36%) Middleware
3 21 (9.68%) REST
4 19 (8.76%) .NET
4 19 (8.76%) J2EE
5 18 (8.29%) RESTful
5 18 (8.29%) SOAP
6 17 (7.83%) Elastic Stack
7 16 (7.37%) Spring
8 14 (6.45%) AngularJS
8 14 (6.45%) JSON
9 13 (5.99%) Apache Camel
9 13 (5.99%) PowerMock
10 11 (5.07%) HTML
11 10 (4.61%) Sensu
12 9 (4.15%) ASP.NET
12 9 (4.15%) CSS
13 8 (3.69%) Hibernate
13 8 (3.69%) MCollective
13 8 (3.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.06%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.68%) Public Cloud
3 15 (6.91%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (6.91%) PKI
4 11 (5.07%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.69%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.76%) DataPower
6 6 (2.76%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.30%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.92%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.92%) NHS
9 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.46%) iPad
10 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 88 (40.55%) Linux
2 49 (22.58%) Windows
3 24 (11.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (5.53%) Unix
5 10 (4.61%) CentOS
6 7 (3.23%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.46%) Debian
8 1 (0.46%) Fedora
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (43.32%) DevOps
2 88 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (26.27%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (20.74%) Scrum
5 42 (19.35%) WAN Optimisation
6 38 (17.51%) Configuration Management
7 37 (17.05%) Test Automation
8 34 (15.67%) Open Source
9 33 (15.21%) TDD
10 32 (14.75%) ITIL
11 30 (13.82%) Kanban
12 26 (11.98%) Load Balancing
13 25 (11.52%) Network Design
14 24 (11.06%) Continuous Delivery
15 20 (9.22%) Infrastructure Management
15 20 (9.22%) Migration
15 20 (9.22%) Network Load Balancing
15 20 (9.22%) Network Packet Analysis
16 19 (8.76%) MVC
17 17 (7.83%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.58%) Java
2 47 (21.66%) Python
3 29 (13.36%) SQL
4 24 (11.06%) Perl
5 21 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.68%) Shell Script
6 18 (8.29%) Bash Shell
7 17 (7.83%) Ruby
8 16 (7.37%) PHP
9 13 (5.99%) C#
10 12 (5.53%) Groovy
11 5 (2.30%) Scala
12 4 (1.84%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.38%) Clojure
13 3 (1.38%) Erlang
13 3 (1.38%) F#
13 3 (1.38%) Go
13 3 (1.38%) Haskell
14 1 (0.46%) ES6
14 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.21%) SC Cleared
3 29 (13.36%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (11.98%) CCNP
5 12 (5.53%) CCIE
5 12 (5.53%) CISSP
6 9 (4.15%) Degree
7 6 (2.76%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (1.84%) CISM
8 4 (1.84%) OCP
8 4 (1.84%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.38%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.38%) CEH
9 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.38%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.92%) CCNA
10 2 (0.92%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.46%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.76%) GDPR
2 2 (0.92%) GCP
2 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.92%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.46%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) PMO
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (21.20%) Docker
2 27 (12.44%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.99%) vSphere
5 8 (3.69%) Postfix
5 8 (3.69%) Squid
5 8 (3.69%) vCloud
6 5 (2.30%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.46%) KVM
8 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 71 (32.72%) Puppet
2 68 (31.34%) Ansible
3 37 (17.05%) Terraform
4 34 (15.67%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (15.21%) FortiGate
6 29 (13.36%) logstash
7 20 (9.22%) ZABBIX
8 18 (8.29%) Kubernetes
9 17 (7.83%) Kibana
9 17 (7.83%) Nagios
10 11 (5.07%) Graylog
10 11 (5.07%) Tivoli
11 10 (4.61%) Rundeck
12 8 (3.69%) collectd
12 8 (3.69%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (3.69%) Rancher
12 8 (3.69%) Rsyslog
12 8 (3.69%) Salt
12 8 (3.69%) StatsD
12 8 (3.69%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 69 (31.80%) Oracle
2 50 (23.04%) Cisco
3 49 (22.58%) CheckPoint
4 43 (19.82%) Fortinet
5 37 (17.05%) McAfee
6 35 (16.13%) VMware
7 31 (14.29%) IBM
8 28 (12.90%) Aruba
9 27 (12.44%) Red Hat
10 24 (11.06%) F5
11 23 (10.60%) Microsoft
12 20 (9.22%) Blue Coat
12 20 (9.22%) BMC
13 19 (8.76%) Google
13 19 (8.76%) HP
13 19 (8.76%) Nokia
14 12 (5.53%) Atlassian
15 11 (5.07%) Micro Focus
15 11 (5.07%) Splunk
16 10 (4.61%) CA