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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 51 77 117
Rank change year-on-year +26 +40  
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 71 53 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.08% 1.97% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.74% 24.88% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 38 1
Median daily rate £475 £399 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.12% +28.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £30.00

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 247 213 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.73% 7.90% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 125 29
Median daily rate £425 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Median hourly rate £11.25 £22.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -13.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +30 26 £480 +20.00% 1
Birmingham +11 22 £463 +42.30% 9
Coventry +12 9 £525 +5.00% 3
Staffordshire +4 3 £478 +73.63%
Herefordshire - 2 £338 -
Warwickshire - 2 £481 -
Amazon AWS
England

Amazon AWS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 84 (60.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (51.08%) Linux
3 56 (40.29%) Python
4 55 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (39.57%) Ruby
5 54 (38.85%) Puppet
6 49 (35.25%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (32.37%) Ansible
8 44 (31.65%) DevOps
9 42 (30.22%) Web Services
10 41 (29.50%) Configuration Management
11 35 (25.18%) Terraform
12 34 (24.46%) Opscode Chef
13 32 (23.02%) Docker
13 32 (23.02%) MySQL
14 31 (22.30%) MongoDB
15 30 (21.58%) Bash Shell
15 30 (21.58%) JIRA
15 30 (21.58%) Elasticsearch
16 29 (20.86%) Windows
17 28 (20.14%) PHP
17 28 (20.14%) Security Cleared
17 28 (20.14%) Open Source
18 27 (19.42%) Confluence
18 27 (19.42%) Git (software)
18 27 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (17.99%) Jenkins
20 24 (17.27%) SC Cleared
21 22 (15.83%) Subversion
21 22 (15.83%) CentOS

Amazon AWS
Top Related 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 30 (21.58%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (19.42%) Confluence
3 15 (10.79%) OpenStack
4 6 (4.32%) Apache
5 3 (2.16%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.16%) nginx
5 3 (2.16%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.72%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.72%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (60.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (11.51%) IaaS
3 6 (4.32%) PaaS
4 5 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.60%) Office 365
4 5 (3.60%) SaaS
5 4 (2.88%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (2.16%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.16%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.16%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (2.16%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.16%) Route 53
6 3 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.44%) AdWords
7 2 (1.44%) GitHub
8 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.23%) HTTP
1 17 (12.23%) SSL
1 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
2 15 (10.79%) Firewall
3 10 (7.19%) WAN
4 7 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (4.32%) BGP
5 6 (4.32%) OSPF
6 3 (2.16%) LAN
6 3 (2.16%) Network Security
6 3 (2.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.72%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.72%) MPLS
7 1 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.72%) VoIP
7 1 (0.72%) Wireless
7 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (35.25%) PostgreSQL
2 32 (23.02%) MySQL
3 31 (22.30%) MongoDB
4 12 (8.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (8.63%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.88%) Big Data
5 4 (2.88%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.16%) Pentaho
6 3 (2.16%) Redis
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.72%) HBase
7 1 (0.72%) Impala
7 1 (0.72%) Mahout
7 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 30 (21.58%) JIRA
2 27 (19.42%) Git (software)
3 25 (17.99%) Jenkins
4 22 (15.83%) Subversion
5 4 (2.88%) gulp
5 4 (2.88%) JSHint
5 4 (2.88%) Mocha
6 3 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.16%) Hudson
6 3 (2.16%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (2.16%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.44%) GoCD
7 2 (1.44%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.72%) git-flow
8 1 (0.72%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.72%) MSTest
8 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (3.60%) Finance
2 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.16%) Retail
3 2 (1.44%) Advertising
3 2 (1.44%) Billing
4 1 (0.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (34.53%) Architect
2 24 (17.27%) Developer
3 22 (15.83%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (12.23%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (10.79%) Technical Architect
6 12 (8.63%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (7.19%) Senior DevOps
8 8 (5.76%) AWS Developer
8 8 (5.76%) Senior Architect
8 8 (5.76%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.04%) Cloud Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Digital Architect
9 7 (5.04%) Digital Technical Architect
9 7 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) AWS Architect
10 6 (4.32%) Azure Architect
10 6 (4.32%) Azure Developer
10 6 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (30.22%) Web Services
2 20 (14.39%) CSS
2 20 (14.39%) HTML
3 17 (12.23%) CSS3
3 17 (12.23%) HTML5
4 12 (8.63%) REST
5 11 (7.91%) Ajax
5 11 (7.91%) Django
5 11 (7.91%) JSON
5 11 (7.91%) Play Framework
5 11 (7.91%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (5.04%) .NET
6 7 (5.04%) Node.js
7 6 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (4.32%) Express
8 4 (2.88%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.88%) LAMP
9 3 (2.16%) jQuery
9 3 (2.16%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (2.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.23%) Public Cloud
2 14 (10.07%) User Experience
3 13 (9.35%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.16%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) CMDB
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.72%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 71 (51.08%) Linux
2 29 (20.86%) Windows
3 22 (15.83%) CentOS
4 8 (5.76%) Unix
5 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.72%) Fedora
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.65%) DevOps
3 41 (29.50%) Configuration Management
4 28 (20.14%) Open Source
5 27 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (12.23%) Web Operations
7 12 (8.63%) Scrum
8 11 (7.91%) Mentoring
9 8 (5.76%) ITIL
9 8 (5.76%) Migration
10 7 (5.04%) Microservices
10 7 (5.04%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.04%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (4.32%) Analytics
11 6 (4.32%) CRM
11 6 (4.32%) Network Design
12 5 (3.60%) E-Commerce
12 5 (3.60%) Service Management
12 5 (3.60%) TDD
12 5 (3.60%) UML
Programming Languages
1 56 (40.29%) Python
2 55 (39.57%) Ruby
3 30 (21.58%) Bash Shell
4 28 (20.14%) PHP
5 13 (9.35%) JavaScript
6 11 (7.91%) Scala
7 10 (7.19%) PowerShell
8 9 (6.47%) C#
9 8 (5.76%) Java
10 7 (5.04%) Perl
10 7 (5.04%) SQL
11 4 (2.88%) ECMAScript
12 3 (2.16%) Korn
12 3 (2.16%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.44%) Go
13 2 (1.44%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (20.14%) Security Cleared
2 24 (17.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.72%) CCIE
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.72%) Degree
5 1 (0.72%) ISEB
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.72%) MCITP
5 1 (0.72%) MCSA
5 1 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.44%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (23.02%) Docker
2 5 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.72%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.72%) vCloud
5 1 (0.72%) Xen
5 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (38.85%) Puppet
2 45 (32.37%) Ansible
3 35 (25.18%) Terraform
4 34 (24.46%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (13.67%) Salt
6 7 (5.04%) logstash
7 6 (4.32%) Kibana
8 3 (2.16%) collectd
8 3 (2.16%) Opsview
8 3 (2.16%) StatsD
9 1 (0.72%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.72%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.72%) Nagios
9 1 (0.72%) Oozie
9 1 (0.72%) SCCM
9 1 (0.72%) SCOM
9 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (13.67%) Microsoft
1 19 (13.67%) Oracle
2 18 (12.95%) Rackspace
3 17 (12.23%) VMware
4 13 (9.35%) Cisco
5 11 (7.91%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.04%) Fortinet
7 6 (4.32%) Aruba
7 6 (4.32%) Blue Coat
7 6 (4.32%) Google
8 5 (3.60%) Splunk
9 3 (2.16%) Informatica
9 3 (2.16%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.16%) SaltStack
9 3 (2.16%) Talend
10 2 (1.44%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.72%) F5
11 1 (0.72%) HP
11 1 (0.72%) NetApp
11 1 (0.72%) SAP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Telford, Shropshire
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