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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 89 112
Rank change year-on-year +53 +23  
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 91 54 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.53% 1.79% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.13% 24.22% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 6
Median daily rate £500 £415 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +2.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £320 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

Amazon AWS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 302 223 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.05% 7.39% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 154 62
Median daily rate £475 £415 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% +24.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £13.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Amazon AWS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +31 34 £525 +26.50% 3
Birmingham +20 23 £525 +12.90% 18
Coventry +11 6 £475 +26.66% 3
Warwickshire - 5 £405 - 3
Walsall - 2 £550 -
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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.

1 114 (70.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (51.85%) Linux
3 76 (46.91%) Puppet
4 69 (42.59%) DevOps
5 67 (41.36%) Python
6 64 (39.51%) Docker
7 61 (37.65%) JIRA
8 60 (37.04%) Windows
9 58 (35.80%) Ansible
10 56 (34.57%) PostgreSQL
10 56 (34.57%) Ruby
11 55 (33.95%) Confluence
12 51 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (29.63%) Terraform
14 46 (28.40%) Elasticsearch
15 45 (27.78%) Configuration Management
16 40 (24.69%) Bash Shell
17 39 (24.07%) Security Cleared
18 38 (23.46%) CentOS
19 34 (20.99%) SC Cleared
20 31 (19.14%) Git (software)
20 31 (19.14%) Jenkins
20 31 (19.14%) Public Cloud
21 30 (18.52%) Oracle
22 28 (17.28%) Web Services
23 27 (16.67%) Open Source
24 26 (16.05%) Opscode Chef
25 24 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
26 23 (14.20%) Subversion
27 22 (13.58%) MongoDB

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 55 (33.95%) Confluence
2 46 (28.40%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (8.02%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.85%) Apache
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.62%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.62%) Documentum
7 1 (0.62%) nginx
7 1 (0.62%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.62%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 114 (70.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.96%) PaaS
3 20 (12.35%) IaaS
4 17 (10.49%) SaaS
5 13 (8.02%) Heroku
5 13 (8.02%) OpenShift
6 9 (5.56%) GitHub
7 7 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (3.09%) Office 365
9 4 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.85%) Google Analytics
11 2 (1.23%) AdWords
11 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.23%) Route 53
12 1 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.41%) Firewall
2 11 (6.79%) WAN
3 9 (5.56%) SSL
3 9 (5.56%) VPN
4 8 (4.94%) HTTP
4 8 (4.94%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.85%) BGP
6 3 (1.85%) OSPF
6 3 (1.85%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (1.85%) Wireless
7 2 (1.23%) DNS
7 2 (1.23%) Skype
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.62%) DMVPN
8 1 (0.62%) LAN
8 1 (0.62%) MPLS
8 1 (0.62%) Network Security
8 1 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (34.57%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (13.58%) MongoDB
3 19 (11.73%) MySQL
4 10 (6.17%) NoSQL
5 9 (5.56%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (3.09%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.23%) Redis
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.62%) Big Data
9 1 (0.62%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.62%) Power BI
9 1 (0.62%) QlikView
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 61 (37.65%) JIRA
2 31 (19.14%) Git (software)
2 31 (19.14%) Jenkins
3 23 (14.20%) Subversion
4 14 (8.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (7.41%) Maven
6 10 (6.17%) Bitbucket
7 9 (5.56%) GitLab
8 4 (2.47%) gulp
8 4 (2.47%) JSHint
8 4 (2.47%) Mocha
8 4 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.85%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.85%) YouTrack
10 2 (1.23%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.62%) MSTest
11 1 (0.62%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.62%) Selenium
11 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (6.79%) Billing
2 3 (1.85%) Finance
3 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.62%) Advertising
4 1 (0.62%) Banking
4 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (40.74%) Architect
2 41 (25.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (17.28%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (9.88%) Developer
5 15 (9.26%) Senior Architect
6 14 (8.64%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 13 (8.02%) Technical Architect
8 12 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
9 10 (6.17%) JIRA Engineer
10 9 (5.56%) AWS Architect
10 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Design Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Implementation Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Network Design Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 7 (4.32%) AWS DevOps
12 7 (4.32%) DevOps Architect
13 6 (3.70%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.28%) Web Services
2 22 (13.58%) REST
3 19 (11.73%) CSS
4 18 (11.11%) HTML
5 15 (9.26%) CSS3
5 15 (9.26%) HTML5
5 15 (9.26%) Spring
6 13 (8.02%) Middleware
6 13 (8.02%) SOAP
6 13 (8.02%) Spring Boot
7 10 (6.17%) Node.js
8 8 (4.94%) Play Framework
9 7 (4.32%) .NET
9 7 (4.32%) Ajax
9 7 (4.32%) Django
9 7 (4.32%) JSON
9 7 (4.32%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (3.70%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.70%) Express
11 5 (3.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.14%) Public Cloud
2 13 (8.02%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.32%) User Experience
4 5 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) CMDB
7 1 (0.62%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 84 (51.85%) Linux
2 60 (37.04%) Windows
3 38 (23.46%) CentOS
4 9 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.70%) Unix
6 4 (2.47%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.23%) VMS
9 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (42.59%) DevOps
2 51 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 27 (16.67%) Open Source
5 24 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (11.73%) Microservices
7 18 (11.11%) Scrum
8 16 (9.88%) TDD
8 16 (9.88%) Test Automation
9 15 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (9.26%) Migration
10 14 (8.64%) API Development
11 13 (8.02%) API Design
11 13 (8.02%) API Integration
11 13 (8.02%) Kanban
11 13 (8.02%) SDLC
11 13 (8.02%) SOA
12 11 (6.79%) Network Design
13 10 (6.17%) Case Management
13 10 (6.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.36%) Python
2 56 (34.57%) Ruby
3 40 (24.69%) Bash Shell
4 18 (11.11%) Java
5 15 (9.26%) PHP
6 14 (8.64%) JavaScript
7 13 (8.02%) Perl
8 12 (7.41%) C#
9 8 (4.94%) Scala
9 8 (4.94%) SQL
10 5 (3.09%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.47%) ECMAScript
12 2 (1.23%) PHP 5
12 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.62%) C
13 1 (0.62%) F#
Qualifications
1 39 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 34 (20.99%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.47%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.23%) CCNA
4 2 (1.23%) CCNP
4 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) CCDA
5 1 (0.62%) CCDP
5 1 (0.62%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (0.62%) ISEB
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 64 (39.51%) Docker
2 5 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.85%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.23%) vSphere
6 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.62%) vCloud
6 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.62%) Xen
6 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 76 (46.91%) Puppet
2 58 (35.80%) Ansible
3 48 (29.63%) Terraform
4 26 (16.05%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (6.79%) Kubernetes
6 9 (5.56%) ZABBIX
7 8 (4.94%) Salt
8 3 (1.85%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.85%) Kibana
8 3 (1.85%) logstash
9 1 (0.62%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.62%) collectd
9 1 (0.62%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.62%) StatsD
Vendors
1 30 (18.52%) Oracle
2 21 (12.96%) Red Hat
3 19 (11.73%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.02%) Cisco
5 11 (6.79%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (6.17%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.56%) Apigee
7 9 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 9 (5.56%) Google
7 9 (5.56%) MuleSoft
8 8 (4.94%) Rackspace
9 7 (4.32%) Atlassian
9 7 (4.32%) VMware
10 4 (2.47%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.85%) Aruba
11 3 (1.85%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.85%) IBM
11 3 (1.85%) McAfee
11 3 (1.85%) Nokia
11 3 (1.85%) Pega
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