Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an AWS Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 179 208
Rank change year-on-year +16 +29 -
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Architect 45 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 2
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £550 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -10.20% -
10th Percentile £503 £488 £546
90th Percentile £648 £645 £669
England median daily rate £595 £588 £563
% change year-on-year +1.28% +4.44% +8.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,786 4,356 5,859
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.76% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,898 2,733 3,485
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £542 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 203 224
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.60 £50.00 £39.28
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

AWS Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured AWS Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Architect in the West Midlands

AWS Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS Architect in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS Architect in the West Midlands

AWS Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS Architect in the West Midlands

AWS Architect
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 AWS Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 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 -16 34 £583 +5.91% 1
Coventry - 7 £435 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £575 - 2
Solihull - 1 £750 - 1
AWS Architect
England

AWS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, AWS Architect contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring AWS Architect in the job title.

1 43 (95.56%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (51.11%) VMware
3 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (46.67%) Middleware
4 20 (44.44%) Technical Architecture
5 19 (42.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (42.22%) Business Analysis
5 19 (42.22%) Project Management
5 19 (42.22%) Service Delivery
5 19 (42.22%) Virtual Environments
6 17 (37.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (26.67%) DevOps
8 9 (20.00%) TOGAF
8 9 (20.00%) Linux
9 8 (17.78%) Web Services
9 8 (17.78%) Puppet
10 7 (15.56%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (15.56%) Ansible
10 7 (15.56%) Docker
10 7 (15.56%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (15.56%) IT Strategy
10 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
10 7 (15.56%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (13.33%) Pega
11 6 (13.33%) TDD
11 6 (13.33%) Workflow
11 6 (13.33%) Migration
11 6 (13.33%) ITIL
11 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
11 6 (13.33%) RUP

AWS Architect Skill Set
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 6 (13.33%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 43 (95.56%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (37.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (15.56%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.44%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (2.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.22%) GitHub
5 1 (2.22%) Route 53
5 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) DNS
1 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (46.67%) Middleware
2 8 (17.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) DataPower
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.44%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) Technical Architecture
3 19 (42.22%) Business Analysis
3 19 (42.22%) Project Management
3 19 (42.22%) Service Delivery
3 19 (42.22%) Virtual Environments
4 12 (26.67%) DevOps
5 9 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 7 (15.56%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
6 7 (15.56%) IT Strategy
7 6 (13.33%) ITIL
7 6 (13.33%) Migration
7 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 6 (13.33%) RUP
7 6 (13.33%) TDD
7 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 6 (13.33%) Workflow
7 6 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) AWS Certification
1 2 (4.44%) CITP
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) GDPR
1 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Puppet
2 7 (15.56%) Ansible
2 7 (15.56%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
4 3 (6.67%) Terraform
5 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) VMware
2 6 (13.33%) Pega
3 2 (4.44%) BT
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle