Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 78 141
Rank change year-on-year +26 +63 +20
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 170 149 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.57% 2.41% 0.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.58% 24.47% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 94 24
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +11.11% +11.72%
10th Percentile £364 £308 £254
90th Percentile £639 £575 £601
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.75 -
England median hourly rate £40.96 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +17.02% -10.26% -8.24%

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 753 609 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.82% 9.87% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 359 138
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +4.71% +2.00%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £590
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.77% -29.35% +15.00%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +30 60 £483 -3.50% 17
Shropshire +20 57 £440 +9.86% 2
Coventry +14 13 £525 +15.51% 5
Walsall - 6 £580 -
Warwickshire +3 5 £365 -21.08% 4
Herefordshire - 4 £325 -
Staffordshire +8 1 £500 +25.00%
Wolverhampton -3 1 £450 -
Amazon AWS
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 106 (62.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (46.47%) DevOps
3 72 (42.35%) Linux
4 71 (41.76%) Jenkins
5 59 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (34.12%) Puppet
7 53 (31.18%) Git (software)
8 51 (30.00%) Oracle
9 49 (28.82%) Ansible
10 48 (28.24%) Python
11 47 (27.65%) Docker
12 42 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (23.53%) Java
13 40 (23.53%) Windows
14 39 (22.94%) WAN
14 39 (22.94%) Cisco
14 39 (22.94%) JIRA
15 38 (22.35%) CheckPoint
15 38 (22.35%) Firewall
16 37 (21.76%) Open Source
16 37 (21.76%) Confluence
17 36 (21.18%) Fortinet
18 35 (20.59%) WAN Optimisation
19 34 (20.00%) Subversion
19 34 (20.00%) Maven
20 33 (19.41%) Configuration Management
21 31 (18.24%) VPN
22 30 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
22 30 (17.65%) Terraform
23 29 (17.06%) Wireless

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 37 (21.76%) Confluence
2 27 (15.88%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (8.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (8.24%) nginx
5 13 (7.65%) Apache
6 11 (6.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (4.71%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.35%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.18%) IIS
11 1 (0.59%) CMS
11 1 (0.59%) Jetty
11 1 (0.59%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.59%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 106 (62.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (11.18%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (10.00%) PaaS
4 14 (8.24%) Amazon ELB
4 14 (8.24%) Heroku
5 12 (7.06%) SaaS
6 11 (6.47%) Amazon S3
6 11 (6.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (5.88%) GitHub
8 9 (5.29%) OpenShift
9 8 (4.71%) IaaS
9 8 (4.71%) Route 53
10 7 (4.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (3.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (2.35%) Office 365
14 3 (1.76%) Akamai
15 2 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.94%) WAN
2 38 (22.35%) Firewall
3 31 (18.24%) VPN
4 29 (17.06%) Wireless
5 20 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (11.76%) HTTP
6 18 (10.59%) SSL
7 17 (10.00%) DNS
8 14 (8.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (8.24%) TCP/IP
9 13 (7.65%) Internet
10 10 (5.88%) BGP
10 10 (5.88%) MPLS
10 10 (5.88%) OSPF
10 10 (5.88%) VLAN
11 7 (4.12%) HSRP
12 6 (3.53%) OpenLDAP
12 6 (3.53%) OpenVPN
12 6 (3.53%) SSH
13 5 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.88%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (12.94%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 14 (8.24%) MySQL
5 11 (6.47%) Oracle Database
6 9 (5.29%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.18%) Big Data
10 1 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.59%) Power BI
10 1 (0.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 71 (41.76%) Jenkins
2 53 (31.18%) Git (software)
3 39 (22.94%) JIRA
4 34 (20.00%) Maven
4 34 (20.00%) Subversion
5 27 (15.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 18 (10.59%) Bitbucket
7 12 (7.06%) JUnit
7 12 (7.06%) Vagrant
8 11 (6.47%) SonarQube
9 10 (5.88%) GitLab
10 7 (4.12%) Ant
10 7 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.53%) Liquibase
11 6 (3.53%) Mockito
11 6 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.94%) DbUnit
12 5 (2.94%) jMock
12 5 (2.94%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.35%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (7.06%) Billing
2 3 (1.76%) Finance
3 2 (1.18%) Automotive
3 2 (1.18%) Banking
3 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (31.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (22.94%) Network Engineer
3 25 (14.71%) Architect
4 22 (12.94%) Implementation Engineer
4 22 (12.94%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 21 (12.35%) Lead DevOps
6 19 (11.18%) Developer
7 16 (9.41%) Design Engineer
7 16 (9.41%) Network Design Engineer
8 13 (7.65%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (7.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (7.65%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 11 (6.47%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (5.88%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 10 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
10 10 (5.88%) WebOps Engineer
11 9 (5.29%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.71%) Consultant
12 8 (4.71%) Senior Network Engineer
13 7 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.47%) Web Services
2 23 (13.53%) REST
3 21 (12.35%) Middleware
4 20 (11.76%) Spring
5 19 (11.18%) SOAP
6 18 (10.59%) Spring Boot
7 17 (10.00%) .NET
8 14 (8.24%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (5.88%) AngularJS
10 9 (5.29%) ASP.NET
11 8 (4.71%) Sensu
12 7 (4.12%) HTML
12 7 (4.12%) Node.js
13 6 (3.53%) CSS
13 6 (3.53%) HTML5
13 6 (3.53%) MCollective
13 6 (3.53%) RESTful
14 5 (2.94%) Apache Camel
14 5 (2.94%) Kafka
14 5 (2.94%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.76%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.18%) iPad
5 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) RIA
6 1 (0.59%) Smart City
6 1 (0.59%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 72 (42.35%) Linux
2 40 (23.53%) Windows
3 18 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (6.47%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.71%) CentOS
6 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.59%) Debian
7 1 (0.59%) Fedora
7 1 (0.59%) VMS
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (46.47%) DevOps
2 59 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (21.76%) Open Source
5 35 (20.59%) WAN Optimisation
6 33 (19.41%) Configuration Management
7 29 (17.06%) Scrum
8 26 (15.29%) Test Automation
9 25 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (12.94%) Network Design
11 18 (10.59%) Enterprise Architecture
11 18 (10.59%) Kanban
12 17 (10.00%) Microservices
12 17 (10.00%) TDD
13 15 (8.82%) SDLC
14 14 (8.24%) API Design
14 14 (8.24%) API Development
14 14 (8.24%) API Integration
14 14 (8.24%) Coaching
14 14 (8.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.24%) Python
2 40 (23.53%) Java
3 25 (14.71%) Perl
4 20 (11.76%) Ruby
5 17 (10.00%) PHP
5 17 (10.00%) SQL
6 14 (8.24%) Bash Shell
7 12 (7.06%) C#
8 8 (4.71%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.71%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.12%) Groovy
9 7 (4.12%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.18%) Go
12 1 (0.59%) C
12 1 (0.59%) ES6
12 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (8.82%) CCNP
5 9 (5.29%) CCIE
6 7 (4.12%) CISSP
7 6 (3.53%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (1.76%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (1.18%) Degree
10 1 (0.59%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.59%) CCNA
10 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.59%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) GCP
1 2 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.59%) GDPR
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (27.65%) Docker
2 19 (11.18%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.53%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.53%) Postfix
4 6 (3.53%) Squid
4 6 (3.53%) vCloud
5 5 (2.94%) vSphere
6 1 (0.59%) KVM
6 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (34.12%) Puppet
2 49 (28.82%) Ansible
3 30 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (17.65%) Terraform
4 23 (13.53%) FortiGate
5 21 (12.35%) Kubernetes
6 17 (10.00%) ZABBIX
7 14 (8.24%) Kibana
7 14 (8.24%) logstash
8 13 (7.65%) Salt
9 8 (4.71%) Nagios
10 6 (3.53%) collectd
10 6 (3.53%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (3.53%) Rancher
10 6 (3.53%) Rsyslog
10 6 (3.53%) StatsD
10 6 (3.53%) Sysdig
11 3 (1.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (30.00%) Oracle
2 39 (22.94%) Cisco
3 38 (22.35%) CheckPoint
4 36 (21.18%) Fortinet
5 27 (15.88%) McAfee
6 25 (14.71%) Red Hat
7 19 (11.18%) VMware
8 17 (10.00%) Atlassian
9 16 (9.41%) F5
9 16 (9.41%) Nokia
10 15 (8.82%) IBM
10 15 (8.82%) Microsoft
11 14 (8.24%) Aruba
12 13 (7.65%) Blue Coat
12 13 (7.65%) BMC
13 12 (7.06%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (5.88%) Rackspace
15 8 (4.71%) HP
16 6 (3.53%) Apigee
16 6 (3.53%) MuleSoft