Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 61 114
Rank change year-on-year +36 +53 +46
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 311 139 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.52% 3.00% 1.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.30% 26.43% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 93 58
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +24.18% +2.00%
10th Percentile £375 £365 £323
90th Percentile £625 £548 £473
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% +135.71% -41.67%

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 934 526 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.59% 11.35% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 351 239
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +0.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £281 £250 £275
90th Percentile £613 £538 £525
England median daily rate £480 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +5.49% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -1.79% -46.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.15 £12.68
90th Percentile £25.50 £21.47 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.98 £20.75
% change year-on-year +5.37% -8.53% -7.78%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +11 110 £530 +10.99% 4
Birmingham +28 102 £525 +10.53% 22
Warwickshire +19 30 £475 +11.76% 7
Coventry +5 26 £488 -6.52% 11
Solihull -4 11 £350 - 3
Staffordshire +2 5 £400 -15.79% 9
Herefordshire +4 3 £325 -3.70% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £550 - 3
Wolverhampton -4 1 £500 +11.11%
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 195 (62.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (40.84%) DevOps
3 126 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (35.37%) Linux
5 107 (34.41%) Jenkins
6 100 (32.15%) Oracle
7 93 (29.90%) Git (software)
8 92 (29.58%) Puppet
9 90 (28.94%) Ansible
10 70 (22.51%) Firewall
11 68 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
12 67 (21.54%) Cisco
13 66 (21.22%) Python
14 63 (20.26%) Security Cleared
15 61 (19.61%) CheckPoint
16 59 (18.97%) WAN
16 59 (18.97%) Windows
17 57 (18.33%) Scrum
18 56 (18.01%) SC Cleared
19 55 (17.68%) Java
20 54 (17.36%) Fortinet
21 53 (17.04%) WAN Optimisation
22 52 (16.72%) Aruba
23 50 (16.08%) FortiGate
23 50 (16.08%) Wireless
23 50 (16.08%) VMware
23 50 (16.08%) Subversion
23 50 (16.08%) Maven
23 50 (16.08%) Terraform
24 49 (15.76%) Docker

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 25 (8.04%) Confluence
2 22 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (6.43%) Tomcat
4 17 (5.47%) Apache
5 12 (3.86%) JBoss
6 11 (3.54%) IIS
6 11 (3.54%) OpenStack
7 10 (3.22%) nginx
8 9 (2.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.61%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.29%) Documentum
11 3 (0.96%) WordPress
12 2 (0.64%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.64%) Liferay
12 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.64%) Mule
13 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.32%) CMS
13 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 195 (62.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (13.18%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (10.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (9.97%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (8.36%) SaaS
6 16 (5.14%) Amazon S3
6 16 (5.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (4.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (3.86%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (3.86%) GitHub
8 12 (3.86%) PaaS
9 11 (3.54%) Route 53
10 10 (3.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 10 (3.22%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (3.22%) IaaS
11 8 (2.57%) Serverless
12 7 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (2.25%) Office 365
13 6 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (1.29%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 70 (22.51%) Firewall
2 59 (18.97%) WAN
3 50 (16.08%) Wireless
4 44 (14.15%) VPN
5 36 (11.58%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (5.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (4.82%) Internet
8 9 (2.89%) DNS
8 9 (2.89%) HTTP
9 7 (2.25%) MPLS
9 7 (2.25%) SSL
9 7 (2.25%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.93%) SNMP
10 6 (1.93%) VLAN
11 5 (1.61%) BGP
11 5 (1.61%) OSPF
12 4 (1.29%) LAN
12 4 (1.29%) OpenFlow
12 4 (1.29%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (1.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.00%) MySQL
1 28 (9.00%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (8.68%) SQL Server
3 25 (8.04%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (5.14%) Oracle Database
5 15 (4.82%) MongoDB
6 14 (4.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 14 (4.50%) NoSQL
6 14 (4.50%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.22%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.57%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.93%) Big Data
10 6 (1.93%) DB2
11 4 (1.29%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.96%) JasperReports
12 3 (0.96%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 107 (34.41%) Jenkins
2 93 (29.90%) Git (software)
3 50 (16.08%) Maven
3 50 (16.08%) Subversion
4 41 (13.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 29 (9.32%) JIRA
6 28 (9.00%) GitLab
7 22 (7.07%) SonarQube
8 21 (6.75%) JUnit
9 17 (5.47%) DbUnit
9 17 (5.47%) jMock
9 17 (5.47%) Mockito
10 11 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (3.54%) Selenium
10 11 (3.54%) TeamCity
11 10 (3.22%) JMeter
12 6 (1.93%) git-flow
13 4 (1.29%) Ant
13 4 (1.29%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.29%) Liquibase
General
1 14 (4.50%) Finance
2 9 (2.89%) Retail
3 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.64%) Automotive
4 2 (0.64%) Banking
4 2 (0.64%) Billing
4 2 (0.64%) Games
5 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (25.72%) Architect
2 67 (21.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 55 (17.68%) Network Engineer
4 42 (13.50%) Developer
5 39 (12.54%) Design Engineer
5 39 (12.54%) Implementation Engineer
5 39 (12.54%) Network Design Engineer
5 39 (12.54%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 29 (9.32%) Cloud Architect
6 29 (9.32%) Cloud Engineer
7 27 (8.68%) AWS Architect
7 27 (8.68%) Java Developer
8 26 (8.36%) AWS DevOps
9 24 (7.72%) Cisco Engineer
9 24 (7.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 23 (7.40%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (7.07%) Cisco Design Engineer
11 22 (7.07%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
11 22 (7.07%) Firewall Engineer
12 21 (6.75%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.47%) Middleware
2 43 (13.83%) Web Services
3 31 (9.97%) RESTful
4 25 (8.04%) SOAP
5 24 (7.72%) J2EE
6 20 (6.43%) JSON
7 18 (5.79%) .NET
7 18 (5.79%) REST
7 18 (5.79%) Spring
8 17 (5.47%) Apache Camel
8 17 (5.47%) PowerMock
9 16 (5.14%) Elastic Stack
10 14 (4.50%) HTML
11 13 (4.18%) CSS
12 12 (3.86%) AngularJS
13 11 (3.54%) Sensu
13 11 (3.54%) Software Packaging
14 10 (3.22%) Node.js
15 9 (2.89%) WAP
16 8 (2.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.43%) Data Centre
2 30 (9.65%) Public Cloud
3 28 (9.00%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (5.14%) PKI
5 14 (4.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.93%) DataPower
8 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (1.93%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.61%) NHS
10 4 (1.29%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.64%) Social Media
12 2 (0.64%) User Experience
12 2 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 110 (35.37%) Linux
2 59 (18.97%) Windows
3 35 (11.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (4.82%) Unix
5 11 (3.54%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.25%) CentOS
7 2 (0.64%) AIX
7 2 (0.64%) Debian
7 2 (0.64%) Solaris
7 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.32%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (40.84%) DevOps
2 126 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (18.33%) Scrum
5 53 (17.04%) WAN Optimisation
6 45 (14.47%) Configuration Management
7 43 (13.83%) Network Design
8 41 (13.18%) Deployment Automation
9 40 (12.86%) Open Source
9 40 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (12.86%) TDD
10 38 (12.22%) Kanban
11 35 (11.25%) Test Automation
12 30 (9.65%) ITIL
12 30 (9.65%) Migration
13 27 (8.68%) Continuous Delivery
14 21 (6.75%) BDD
15 20 (6.43%) Infrastructure Management
15 20 (6.43%) Load Balancing
15 20 (6.43%) OO
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.22%) Python
2 55 (17.68%) Java
3 31 (9.97%) Perl
4 30 (9.65%) SQL
5 27 (8.68%) Shell Script
6 23 (7.40%) Bash Shell
6 23 (7.40%) JavaScript
7 18 (5.79%) PHP
8 11 (3.54%) Ruby
9 8 (2.57%) Groovy
10 7 (2.25%) C#
11 6 (1.93%) Java 8
12 5 (1.61%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.29%) Scala
14 3 (0.96%) Clojure
14 3 (0.96%) Erlang
14 3 (0.96%) F#
14 3 (0.96%) Haskell
15 2 (0.64%) C++
15 2 (0.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 63 (20.26%) Security Cleared
2 56 (18.01%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.72%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (7.07%) CCNP
5 13 (4.18%) CISSP
6 10 (3.22%) Degree
7 7 (2.25%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.93%) CCIE
8 6 (1.93%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (1.61%) CISM
10 4 (1.29%) CEH
10 4 (1.29%) OCP
11 3 (0.96%) CCNA
11 3 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.96%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.32%) PMP
13 1 (0.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.54%) GDPR
2 6 (1.93%) QA
3 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.96%) PMO
5 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.64%) GCP
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.32%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (15.76%) Docker
2 37 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.43%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (5.47%) vSphere
5 6 (1.93%) Squid
6 5 (1.61%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.29%) Postfix
7 4 (1.29%) vCloud
7 4 (1.29%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.96%) Xen
9 2 (0.64%) NFS
9 2 (0.64%) Samba
9 2 (0.64%) Varnish
10 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 92 (29.58%) Puppet
2 90 (28.94%) Ansible
3 50 (16.08%) FortiGate
3 50 (16.08%) Terraform
4 43 (13.83%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (9.97%) logstash
6 20 (6.43%) Kubernetes
7 17 (5.47%) Nagios
8 16 (5.14%) Kibana
9 15 (4.82%) Graylog
9 15 (4.82%) ZABBIX
10 11 (3.54%) Tivoli
11 10 (3.22%) Automic
11 10 (3.22%) Rundeck
12 7 (2.25%) collectd
12 7 (2.25%) StatsD
13 6 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (1.61%) Salt
14 5 (1.61%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 100 (32.15%) Oracle
2 67 (21.54%) Cisco
3 61 (19.61%) CheckPoint
4 54 (17.36%) Fortinet
5 52 (16.72%) Aruba
6 50 (16.08%) VMware
7 48 (15.43%) McAfee
8 39 (12.54%) Red Hat
9 36 (11.58%) Nokia
10 29 (9.32%) IBM
11 28 (9.00%) Google
11 28 (9.00%) Microsoft
12 26 (8.36%) HP
13 15 (4.82%) BMC
13 15 (4.82%) F5
14 14 (4.50%) Blue Coat
15 13 (4.18%) Splunk
16 11 (3.54%) Micro Focus
17 10 (3.22%) CA
17 10 (3.22%) Serena