Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 26 38
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 +57
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 408 332 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.88% 6.42% 4.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.29% 29.54% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 221 152
West Midlands median daily rate £495 £525 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +5.81% +24.04%
10th Percentile £350 £375 £364
90th Percentile £639 £613 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -

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 1,393 1,124 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.31% 21.73% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 724 428
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £307 £263 £250
90th Percentile £614 £587 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £18.30 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.26% +40.77% -42.22%
10th Percentile £15.43 £11.00 £9.45
90th Percentile £46.58 £27.83 £52.40
England median hourly rate £23.84 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.18% -4.76% +10.53%

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 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the West Midlands

Amazon AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 July 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 -1 149 £600 +13.21% 8
Birmingham +26 123 £475 -6.17% 71
Coventry +33 78 £438 -22.22% 27
Warwickshire -7 17 £400 -11.21% 8
Solihull +3 9 £588 +67.86% 4
Worcestershire -17 3 £450 -18.18% 5
Wolverhampton +9 2 £393 -21.50%
Staffordshire +8 2 £575 +53.33% 12
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 170 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 170 (41.67%) DevOps
2 163 (39.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (33.82%) Java
4 131 (32.11%) Jenkins
5 125 (30.64%) Linux
6 94 (23.04%) Migration
7 89 (21.81%) Terraform
7 89 (21.81%) Security Cleared
8 85 (20.83%) SQL
9 79 (19.36%) SC Cleared
10 76 (18.63%) Docker
11 73 (17.89%) Amazon EC2
12 70 (17.16%) Web Services
13 69 (16.91%) Puppet
14 66 (16.18%) Ansible
15 64 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (15.44%) Git (software)
17 61 (14.95%) VMware
18 60 (14.71%) Python
19 59 (14.46%) Microservices
20 57 (13.97%) Microsoft
21 56 (13.73%) Windows
22 55 (13.48%) Maven
23 49 (12.01%) Scrum
23 49 (12.01%) JIRA
24 48 (11.76%) Google
24 48 (11.76%) Confluence
25 47 (11.52%) Configuration Management
26 46 (11.27%) Amazon S3

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 48 (11.76%) Confluence
2 22 (5.39%) Apache
3 16 (3.92%) nginx
4 15 (3.68%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.43%) Apache Spark
6 11 (2.70%) IIS
7 10 (2.45%) Jetty
7 10 (2.45%) Mongrel
7 10 (2.45%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.47%) CMS
9 4 (0.98%) Documentum
9 4 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.49%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.49%) SAS
10 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (5.15%) assyst
2 10 (2.45%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 163 (39.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (17.89%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (11.27%) Amazon S3
4 40 (9.80%) Serverless
5 36 (8.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 35 (8.58%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (7.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 26 (6.37%) Amazon ELB
9 22 (5.39%) Amazon SQS
10 20 (4.90%) Route 53
11 17 (4.17%) Office 365
12 15 (3.68%) AWS CloudTrail
13 13 (3.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (2.94%) PaaS
15 11 (2.70%) Google App Engine
16 10 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (2.45%) IaaS
17 9 (2.21%) Amazon EKS
17 9 (2.21%) GitHub
18 8 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.09%) DNS
2 30 (7.35%) SSL
3 26 (6.37%) Firewall
4 24 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 18 (4.41%) HTTP
6 14 (3.43%) DHCP
7 12 (2.94%) VPN
8 11 (2.70%) FTP
8 11 (2.70%) IPsec
8 11 (2.70%) Kerberos
9 9 (2.21%) Cisco Firepower
9 9 (2.21%) WAN
10 7 (1.72%) Internet
11 6 (1.47%) BGP
11 6 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.47%) OSPF
12 4 (0.98%) DMZ
12 4 (0.98%) EIGRP
12 4 (0.98%) LAN
12 4 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.05%) Amazon RDS
2 35 (8.58%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (7.60%) NoSQL
4 30 (7.35%) Big Data
5 25 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (6.13%) SQL Server
6 22 (5.39%) Hadoop
6 22 (5.39%) Pentaho
7 11 (2.70%) Apache Hive
7 11 (2.70%) Impala
7 11 (2.70%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.45%) MySQL
8 10 (2.45%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.72%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.47%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 131 (32.11%) Jenkins
2 63 (15.44%) Git (software)
3 55 (13.48%) Maven
4 49 (12.01%) JIRA
5 34 (8.33%) GitLab
6 27 (6.62%) JUnit
7 20 (4.90%) Bitbucket
7 20 (4.90%) DbUnit
7 20 (4.90%) jMock
7 20 (4.90%) Mockito
7 20 (4.90%) SonarQube
8 15 (3.68%) Ant
8 15 (3.68%) Gradle
9 13 (3.19%) Apache Ivy
10 12 (2.94%) Artifactory
11 10 (2.45%) Travis CI
12 9 (2.21%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.72%) Selenium
13 7 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (6.37%) Finance
2 15 (3.68%) Retail
3 5 (1.23%) Financial Institution
4 4 (0.98%) Law
4 4 (0.98%) Marketing
5 2 (0.49%) Banking
5 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.25%) Billing
6 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 110 (26.96%) Architect
2 90 (22.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 70 (17.16%) Developer
4 45 (11.03%) AWS Engineer
5 43 (10.54%) AWS DevOps
6 39 (9.56%) Java Developer
7 38 (9.31%) AWS Architect
7 38 (9.31%) Java Architect
8 36 (8.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 32 (7.84%) Technical Architect
10 30 (7.35%) Integration Architect
11 27 (6.62%) Cloud Architect
12 23 (5.64%) Data Engineer
13 22 (5.39%) Migration Architect
14 18 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (4.17%) Java Technical Architect
16 16 (3.92%) Network Engineer
16 16 (3.92%) Platform Engineer
16 16 (3.92%) Security Architect
17 15 (3.68%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (17.16%) Web Services
2 43 (10.54%) RESTful
2 43 (10.54%) SOAP
3 39 (9.56%) .NET
4 38 (9.31%) JSON
4 38 (9.31%) Spring
5 32 (7.84%) J2EE
6 29 (7.11%) XML
7 20 (4.90%) AngularJS
7 20 (4.90%) PowerMock
8 19 (4.66%) ActiveMQ
8 19 (4.66%) Spring Cloud
9 17 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
10 15 (3.68%) HTML
10 15 (3.68%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (3.68%) XSD
11 14 (3.43%) Node.js
12 13 (3.19%) REST
12 13 (3.19%) Spring Boot
13 11 (2.70%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.39%) Public Cloud
3 18 (4.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (4.17%) Enterprise Cloud
5 15 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.47%) User Experience
9 5 (1.23%) NHS
9 5 (1.23%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.98%) SCADA
11 3 (0.74%) BYOD
11 3 (0.74%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.25%) Cyberthreat
13 1 (0.25%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.25%) FlexPod
13 1 (0.25%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 125 (30.64%) Linux
2 56 (13.73%) Windows
3 26 (6.37%) Unix
4 25 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (4.17%) Solaris
8 8 (1.96%) CentOS
9 7 (1.72%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.74%) Android
11 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 170 (41.67%) DevOps
2 94 (23.04%) Migration
3 64 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
4 59 (14.46%) Microservices
5 49 (12.01%) Scrum
6 47 (11.52%) Configuration Management
7 43 (10.54%) Open Source
8 34 (8.33%) TDD
9 33 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (7.84%) Kanban
11 31 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (6.86%) Analytics
13 25 (6.13%) BDD
14 24 (5.88%) ETL
15 22 (5.39%) Cloud Operations
15 22 (5.39%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (5.39%) Mentoring
15 22 (5.39%) Test Automation
16 20 (4.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 138 (33.82%) Java
2 85 (20.83%) SQL
3 60 (14.71%) Python
4 35 (8.58%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.37%) PHP
6 18 (4.41%) Bash Shell
7 13 (3.19%) C#
8 12 (2.94%) Java 8
8 12 (2.94%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.45%) Perl
10 8 (1.96%) Ruby
11 6 (1.47%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.47%) Scala
11 6 (1.47%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.98%) C
12 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.49%) Go
14 1 (0.25%) ES6
14 1 (0.25%) ES7
Qualifications
1 89 (21.81%) Security Cleared
2 79 (19.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.70%) AWS Certification
3 11 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.96%) CCNP
5 8 (1.96%) Degree
6 5 (1.23%) CISSP
7 4 (0.98%) CCNA
7 4 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.74%) CCSP
9 2 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.49%) CISA
9 2 (0.49%) CISM
10 1 (0.25%) CCDP
10 1 (0.25%) CCIE
10 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.25%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.72%) GDPR
2 6 (1.47%) NIST
3 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.23%) NCSC
4 4 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.74%) COBIT
5 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.49%) SLA
7 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (18.63%) Docker
2 41 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.37%) Active Directory
4 19 (4.66%) Postfix
5 15 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.70%) Xen
7 7 (1.72%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.74%) vSphere
8 3 (0.74%) XenApp
8 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 89 (21.81%) Terraform
2 69 (16.91%) Puppet
3 66 (16.18%) Ansible
4 31 (7.60%) Kubernetes
5 17 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (4.17%) Opsview
6 14 (3.43%) Docker Swarm
7 10 (2.45%) Hadoop YARN
8 9 (2.21%) HAProxy
9 7 (1.72%) Packer
10 6 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.23%) Consul
11 5 (1.23%) SCCM
12 4 (0.98%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (0.98%) Salt
12 4 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.74%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (14.95%) VMware
2 57 (13.97%) Microsoft
3 48 (11.76%) Google
4 41 (10.05%) Oracle
5 28 (6.86%) Atlassian
6 23 (5.64%) Cisco
6 23 (5.64%) Cloudera
7 13 (3.19%) F5
8 11 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 11 (2.70%) PagerDuty
9 10 (2.45%) Splunk
10 6 (1.47%) McAfee
11 5 (1.23%) BT
11 5 (1.23%) Citrix
11 5 (1.23%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.23%) Pega
11 5 (1.23%) TOWER Software
12 4 (0.98%) Blue Coat
12 4 (0.98%) HP
12 4 (0.98%) webMethods