Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 52 80
Rank change year-on-year +28 +28 +60
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 386 172 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.55% 3.57% 2.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.11% 22.48% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 132 97
West Midlands median daily rate £483 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £350 £365 £310
90th Percentile £600 £636 £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 £40.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year -14.55% +17.02% -10.26%

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 1,202 765 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.52% 15.90% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 506 363
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £569
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -10.77% -29.35%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £13.07
90th Percentile £21.50 £24.13 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -12.50% +1.99% -9.38%

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 November 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 November 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 -4 163 £510 +14.61% 26
Birmingham +16 87 £475 -1.55% 56
Coventry +29 66 £441 -15.95% 17
Warwickshire +35 27 £488 +33.56% 9
Solihull - 13 £575 - 4
Staffordshire -8 2 £400 -20.00% 9
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 204 (52.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (43.01%) DevOps
3 140 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (32.12%) Linux
5 96 (24.87%) Ansible
6 93 (24.09%) Jenkins
7 71 (18.39%) Python
7 71 (18.39%) Java
8 70 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (17.88%) Windows
10 68 (17.62%) Web Services
10 68 (17.62%) Puppet
11 67 (17.36%) Git (software)
11 67 (17.36%) Migration
12 65 (16.84%) Scrum
13 62 (16.06%) Docker
13 62 (16.06%) Terraform
14 59 (15.28%) VMware
15 57 (14.77%) Google
16 55 (14.25%) Oracle
17 54 (13.99%) Maven
18 51 (13.21%) Configuration Management
19 50 (12.95%) Security Cleared
20 49 (12.69%) Middleware
21 47 (12.18%) TDD
21 47 (12.18%) SC Cleared
21 47 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
22 45 (11.66%) Firewall
23 44 (11.40%) JIRA
24 43 (11.14%) Test Automation

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 27 (6.99%) Confluence
2 12 (3.11%) OpenStack
3 11 (2.85%) Apache
3 11 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.59%) nginx
5 9 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (2.33%) WordPress
6 6 (1.55%) Documentum
7 4 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.78%) CMS
8 3 (0.78%) IIS
8 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.52%) Drupal
9 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 204 (52.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.51%) Amazon EC2
2 29 (7.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 27 (6.99%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (5.70%) SaaS
5 17 (4.40%) PaaS
6 15 (3.89%) IaaS
7 14 (3.63%) GitHub
8 13 (3.37%) Amazon S3
8 13 (3.37%) Office 365
9 11 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (2.07%) Route 53
11 8 (2.07%) Serverless
12 7 (1.81%) Google Tag Manager
13 4 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (1.04%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.66%) Firewall
2 37 (9.59%) Wireless
3 32 (8.29%) WAN
4 26 (6.74%) VPN
5 22 (5.70%) Internet
6 17 (4.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (2.85%) DNS
7 11 (2.85%) VLAN
8 9 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (2.07%) 802.11
9 8 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (2.07%) HTTP
9 8 (2.07%) SNMP
10 7 (1.81%) SAN
11 6 (1.55%) BGP
11 6 (1.55%) MPLS
11 6 (1.55%) OSPF
11 6 (1.55%) SSL
11 6 (1.55%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.51%) Oracle Database
2 27 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 21 (5.44%) MySQL
4 16 (4.15%) Big Data
5 15 (3.89%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.63%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (3.63%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (3.37%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (2.07%) SQLite
10 7 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.04%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.78%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.78%) Impala
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 93 (24.09%) Jenkins
2 67 (17.36%) Git (software)
3 54 (13.99%) Maven
4 44 (11.40%) JIRA
5 39 (10.10%) Subversion
6 30 (7.77%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (3.37%) Vagrant
7 13 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.85%) Bitbucket
10 10 (2.59%) Ant
10 10 (2.59%) Burp Suite
10 10 (2.59%) Gradle
10 10 (2.59%) JUnit
10 10 (2.59%) Metasploit
10 10 (2.59%) Mockito
10 10 (2.59%) Xcode
11 9 (2.33%) DbUnit
11 9 (2.33%) jMock
General
1 25 (6.48%) Finance
2 11 (2.85%) Retail
3 8 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.81%) Automotive
5 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.04%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 100 (25.91%) Architect
2 92 (23.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 59 (15.28%) AWS DevOps
3 59 (15.28%) AWS Engineer
4 45 (11.66%) AWS Architect
4 45 (11.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 43 (11.14%) Developer
6 34 (8.81%) Cloud Architect
7 32 (8.29%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (8.03%) Network Engineer
9 28 (7.25%) Technical Architect
10 21 (5.44%) Azure DevOps
10 21 (5.44%) Cloud Engineer
11 20 (5.18%) Consultant
11 20 (5.18%) Senior Network Engineer
12 18 (4.66%) AWS Solutions Architect
12 18 (4.66%) Azure Architect
13 16 (4.15%) Azure Engineer
13 16 (4.15%) Migration Engineer
14 14 (3.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (17.62%) Web Services
2 49 (12.69%) Middleware
3 24 (6.22%) SOAP
4 23 (5.96%) .NET
4 23 (5.96%) RESTful
5 21 (5.44%) J2EE
6 19 (4.92%) Spring Boot
7 18 (4.66%) JSON
8 16 (4.15%) HTML
8 16 (4.15%) Spring
9 15 (3.89%) Elastic Stack
10 14 (3.63%) Java EE
10 14 (3.63%) XML
11 13 (3.37%) XSD
12 12 (3.11%) AngularJS
12 12 (3.11%) CSS
13 11 (2.85%) Hibernate
13 11 (2.85%) HTML5
13 11 (2.85%) jQuery
13 11 (2.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.81%) Data Centre
2 33 (8.55%) Public Cloud
3 28 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (5.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 20 (5.18%) Mobile App
6 16 (4.15%) Computer Science
6 16 (4.15%) User Experience
7 9 (2.33%) Cloud Native
7 9 (2.33%) iPhone
7 9 (2.33%) SCADA
8 8 (2.07%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.07%) Private Cloud
8 8 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.81%) Digital Media
9 7 (1.81%) NHS
10 6 (1.55%) Wiki
11 4 (1.04%) DataPower
11 4 (1.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 124 (32.12%) Linux
2 69 (17.88%) Windows
3 32 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.59%) Android
6 10 (2.59%) Kali Linux
7 8 (2.07%) Unix
8 6 (1.55%) Solaris
9 3 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.52%) VMS
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.26%) AIX
11 1 (0.26%) CentOS
11 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (43.01%) DevOps
2 140 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (17.36%) Migration
5 65 (16.84%) Scrum
6 51 (13.21%) Configuration Management
7 47 (12.18%) TDD
8 43 (11.14%) Test Automation
9 41 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (10.36%) Deployment Automation
11 38 (9.84%) SOA
12 35 (9.07%) ITIL
12 35 (9.07%) Kanban
12 35 (9.07%) Open Source
13 34 (8.81%) SDLC
14 32 (8.29%) Microservices
15 30 (7.77%) WAN Optimisation
16 24 (6.22%) Change Management
16 24 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (6.22%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 71 (18.39%) Java
1 71 (18.39%) Python
2 40 (10.36%) JavaScript
3 36 (9.33%) SQL
4 31 (8.03%) Perl
5 26 (6.74%) Bash Shell
6 25 (6.48%) PowerShell
7 23 (5.96%) C#
8 17 (4.40%) Ruby
9 12 (3.11%) Java 8
10 10 (2.59%) Apple Swift
10 10 (2.59%) C
10 10 (2.59%) Lua
10 10 (2.59%) Objective-C
11 9 (2.33%) PHP
12 7 (1.81%) Scala
13 6 (1.55%) R
14 5 (1.30%) C++
15 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 47 (12.18%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (6.74%) CCNP
5 24 (6.22%) Degree
6 11 (2.85%) CISSP
7 9 (2.33%) CCIE
7 9 (2.33%) OSCE
8 7 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.81%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.55%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.55%) CCNA
9 6 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.04%) CEH
10 4 (1.04%) CISM
10 4 (1.04%) CITP
11 3 (0.78%) MCSE
11 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.33%) GDPR
2 5 (1.30%) PMO
3 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.78%) QA
4 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.52%) SLA
6 1 (0.26%) FISMA
6 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
System Software
1 62 (16.06%) Docker
2 47 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.85%) vSphere
4 10 (2.59%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.78%) XenApp
8 2 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.52%) etcd
8 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 96 (24.87%) Ansible
2 68 (17.62%) Puppet
3 62 (16.06%) Terraform
4 41 (10.62%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (10.10%) Kubernetes
6 22 (5.70%) ZABBIX
7 13 (3.37%) FortiGate
7 13 (3.37%) Nagios
8 11 (2.85%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (2.85%) SCOM
9 10 (2.59%) HockeyApp
9 10 (2.59%) Nessus
9 10 (2.59%) Nmap
10 8 (2.07%) Rundeck
10 8 (2.07%) Salt
11 7 (1.81%) Grafana
11 7 (1.81%) Graphite
11 7 (1.81%) logstash
11 7 (1.81%) Prometheus
11 7 (1.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (15.28%) VMware
2 57 (14.77%) Google
3 55 (14.25%) Oracle
4 43 (11.14%) Cisco
5 39 (10.10%) IBM
6 31 (8.03%) CheckPoint
6 31 (8.03%) Fortinet
6 31 (8.03%) McAfee
6 31 (8.03%) Microsoft
7 26 (6.74%) Red Hat
8 23 (5.96%) F5
9 22 (5.70%) Atlassian
10 21 (5.44%) Aruba
11 20 (5.18%) Blue Coat
12 16 (4.15%) BMC
13 15 (3.89%) PlateSpin
14 14 (3.63%) HP
15 10 (2.59%) Splunk
15 10 (2.59%) Twitter
15 10 (2.59%) Xamarin