Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 43 83
Rank change year-on-year +26 +40 +60
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 426 209 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.70% 4.47% 2.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.18% 25.52% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 147 70
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +21.25%
10th Percentile £350 £371 £338
90th Percentile £630 £663 £613
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.75
England median hourly rate £41.13 £40.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.41% +17.02% +15.93%

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 1,211 819 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.73% 17.51% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 537 358
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £310 £231 £250
90th Percentile £602 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% -13.64% +22.22%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.93 £14.63
90th Percentile £21.50 £23.28 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.72% -2.30% -12.92%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 -10 167 £510 +10.87% 8
Birmingham +11 97 £475 -5.00% 76
Coventry +38 81 £441 -11.75% 11
Warwickshire +17 25 £500 +5.26% 12
Solihull +21 19 £650 +36.84% 8
Staffordshire -2 3 £400 -20.00% 5
Worcestershire - 2 £463 - 7
Wolverhampton +2 1 £465 +3.33%
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 230 (53.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 181 (42.49%) DevOps
3 159 (37.32%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (29.11%) Linux
5 122 (28.64%) Jenkins
6 107 (25.12%) Ansible
7 95 (22.30%) Python
8 89 (20.89%) Java
9 83 (19.48%) Scrum
10 81 (19.01%) Maven
11 80 (18.78%) Git (software)
12 77 (18.08%) Puppet
13 75 (17.61%) Migration
14 74 (17.37%) Windows
15 71 (16.67%) Google
16 70 (16.43%) Docker
17 65 (15.26%) Continuous Integration
18 64 (15.02%) Terraform
18 64 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
19 62 (14.55%) Web Services
20 61 (14.32%) Oracle
21 60 (14.08%) Configuration Management
22 59 (13.85%) SOA
23 58 (13.62%) Firewall
24 56 (13.15%) Deployment Automation
25 55 (12.91%) Perl
26 52 (12.21%) JavaScript
26 52 (12.21%) JIRA
26 52 (12.21%) Test Automation
26 52 (12.21%) Open Source

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 31 (7.28%) Confluence
2 15 (3.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (2.82%) OpenStack
4 8 (1.88%) Apache
4 8 (1.88%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.88%) WordPress
5 7 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.41%) nginx
6 6 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.17%) CMS
7 5 (1.17%) Documentum
8 4 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.70%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.70%) IIS
9 3 (0.70%) Mule
10 2 (0.47%) Traefik
10 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 230 (53.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (10.09%) SaaS
3 35 (8.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 33 (7.75%) PaaS
5 31 (7.28%) IaaS
6 30 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (5.40%) Serverless
8 20 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (4.46%) Office 365
10 15 (3.52%) GitHub
11 14 (3.29%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (2.35%) Amazon S3
12 10 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (1.64%) Google Tag Manager
14 6 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.94%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
17 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 58 (13.62%) Firewall
2 41 (9.62%) Wireless
3 38 (8.92%) WAN
4 37 (8.69%) VPN
5 24 (5.63%) Internet
6 17 (3.99%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (3.76%) VLAN
8 11 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (2.35%) 802.11
9 10 (2.35%) BGP
9 10 (2.35%) DNS
9 10 (2.35%) HTTP
9 10 (2.35%) OSPF
9 10 (2.35%) SNMP
10 9 (2.11%) SAN
11 8 (1.88%) HSRP
11 8 (1.88%) MPLS
11 8 (1.88%) VoIP
12 7 (1.64%) SSL
13 6 (1.41%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.51%) Oracle Database
2 23 (5.40%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.16%) Relational Database
4 21 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (4.69%) Hadoop
6 15 (3.52%) Big Data
7 14 (3.29%) MySQL
7 14 (3.29%) NoSQL
7 14 (3.29%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (1.88%) Power BI
11 8 (1.88%) SQLite
12 7 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (1.17%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.17%) Impala
13 5 (1.17%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.94%) Amazon Athena
15 3 (0.70%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 122 (28.64%) Jenkins
2 81 (19.01%) Maven
3 80 (18.78%) Git (software)
4 52 (12.21%) JIRA
5 44 (10.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 42 (9.86%) Subversion
7 23 (5.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (3.29%) Ant
9 13 (3.05%) Gradle
10 12 (2.82%) Apache Ivy
10 12 (2.82%) Burp Suite
10 12 (2.82%) Metasploit
11 11 (2.58%) JUnit
11 11 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (2.35%) GitLab
12 10 (2.35%) Vagrant
12 10 (2.35%) Xcode
13 9 (2.11%) Bitbucket
13 9 (2.11%) Cucumber
General
1 28 (6.57%) Finance
2 14 (3.29%) Retail
3 9 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.88%) Automotive
5 6 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.94%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.70%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.47%) Back Office
8 2 (0.47%) Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 104 (24.41%) Architect
2 102 (23.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 60 (14.08%) AWS Engineer
4 52 (12.21%) Developer
5 46 (10.80%) AWS DevOps
6 42 (9.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 39 (9.15%) AWS Architect
8 38 (8.92%) Network Engineer
9 33 (7.75%) Cloud Architect
10 24 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (5.63%) Technical Architect
11 21 (4.93%) Consultant
11 21 (4.93%) Senior Network Engineer
12 18 (4.23%) Security Architect
13 17 (3.99%) Cloud Engineer
14 16 (3.76%) Migration Engineer
15 15 (3.52%) Integration Architect
16 14 (3.29%) Senior DevOps
17 12 (2.82%) Java Architect
17 12 (2.82%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.55%) Web Services
2 49 (11.50%) Middleware
3 25 (5.87%) SOAP
4 23 (5.40%) Elastic Stack
4 23 (5.40%) JSON
5 21 (4.93%) .NET
5 21 (4.93%) RESTful
6 20 (4.69%) HTML
7 19 (4.46%) J2EE
8 18 (4.23%) XML
9 17 (3.99%) XSD
10 16 (3.76%) React
11 15 (3.52%) Java EE
12 14 (3.29%) Spring Boot
13 13 (3.05%) CSS
13 13 (3.05%) Node.js
13 13 (3.05%) REST
13 13 (3.05%) Spring
14 12 (2.82%) HTML5
14 12 (2.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.03%) Public Cloud
2 39 (9.15%) Data Centre
3 37 (8.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 34 (7.98%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (5.63%) User Experience
6 22 (5.16%) Mobile App
7 13 (3.05%) SCADA
8 11 (2.58%) Cloud Native
8 11 (2.58%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.11%) iPhone
10 8 (1.88%) PKI
10 8 (1.88%) Security Operations Centre
10 8 (1.88%) Wiki
11 7 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (1.64%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.64%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.41%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.94%) DataPower
13 4 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 124 (29.11%) Linux
2 74 (17.37%) Windows
3 36 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (4.93%) Unix
5 14 (3.29%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.82%) Kali Linux
6 12 (2.82%) Solaris
7 11 (2.58%) Apple iOS
8 10 (2.35%) Android
9 5 (1.17%) AIX
10 3 (0.70%) CentOS
11 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.23%) VMS
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (42.49%) DevOps
2 159 (37.32%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (19.48%) Scrum
4 75 (17.61%) Migration
5 65 (15.26%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
7 60 (14.08%) Configuration Management
8 59 (13.85%) SOA
9 56 (13.15%) Deployment Automation
10 52 (12.21%) Open Source
10 52 (12.21%) Test Automation
11 48 (11.27%) Kanban
12 46 (10.80%) TDD
13 42 (9.86%) ITIL
14 37 (8.69%) Microservices
15 34 (7.98%) SDLC
16 32 (7.51%) WAN Optimisation
17 31 (7.28%) Task Automation
18 28 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
19 25 (5.87%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (22.30%) Python
2 89 (20.89%) Java
3 55 (12.91%) Perl
4 52 (12.21%) JavaScript
5 41 (9.62%) SQL
6 39 (9.15%) PowerShell
7 31 (7.28%) C#
8 25 (5.87%) Bash Shell
9 23 (5.40%) Ruby
10 12 (2.82%) Lua
11 11 (2.58%) C
11 11 (2.58%) Java 8
12 10 (2.35%) Apple Swift
12 10 (2.35%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.11%) PHP
14 7 (1.64%) R
15 5 (1.17%) C++
16 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.70%) Scala
18 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (6.81%) CCNP
4 29 (6.81%) Degree
5 16 (3.76%) CISSP
6 11 (2.58%) OSCE
7 9 (2.11%) CISM
8 8 (1.88%) CCIE
8 8 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.64%) CCNA
10 6 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (0.94%) CEH
11 4 (0.94%) CITP
12 3 (0.70%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.47%) GPEN
13 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.47%) OSCP
13 2 (0.47%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.82%) GDPR
1 12 (2.82%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.17%) QA
4 4 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.47%) COBIT
5 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.47%) PMO
5 2 (0.47%) SLA
6 1 (0.23%) FISMA
6 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
System Software
1 70 (16.43%) Docker
2 31 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.52%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.64%) vSphere
5 6 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.94%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.23%) etcd
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.23%) NFS
7 1 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.23%) XenApp
7 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 107 (25.12%) Ansible
2 77 (18.08%) Puppet
3 64 (15.02%) Terraform
4 52 (12.21%) Kubernetes
5 38 (8.92%) ZABBIX
6 26 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (4.93%) Docker Swarm
7 21 (4.93%) Salt
8 17 (3.99%) Nagios
9 14 (3.29%) FortiGate
10 13 (3.05%) SCOM
11 12 (2.82%) Nessus
11 12 (2.82%) Nmap
12 11 (2.58%) SCCM
12 11 (2.58%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (2.35%) HockeyApp
14 9 (2.11%) Grafana
14 9 (2.11%) Graphite
15 7 (1.64%) Prometheus
16 5 (1.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 71 (16.67%) Google
2 61 (14.32%) Oracle
3 51 (11.97%) Cisco
4 45 (10.56%) VMware
5 39 (9.15%) CheckPoint
6 38 (8.92%) IBM
6 38 (8.92%) Microsoft
7 36 (8.45%) Red Hat
8 33 (7.75%) Fortinet
8 33 (7.75%) McAfee
9 30 (7.04%) F5
10 24 (5.63%) Blue Coat
10 24 (5.63%) Splunk
11 22 (5.16%) Aruba
11 22 (5.16%) Atlassian
12 17 (3.99%) BMC
13 15 (3.52%) PlateSpin
14 13 (3.05%) HP
15 10 (2.35%) Twitter
15 10 (2.35%) Xamarin