Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS Architect was £609 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 169 192
Rank change year-on-year +17 +23 -
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Architect 42 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.19% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.20% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 2
West Midlands median daily rate £609 £588 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.62% +14.63% -
10th Percentile £350 £500 £436
90th Percentile £635 £614 £599
England median daily rate £610 £588 £596
% change year-on-year +3.83% -1.47% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 - -

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 4,578 4,416 5,180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 94.87% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,852 2,769 3,103
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £212 £219
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 199 228
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +9.92% -6.35%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.46 £10.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.75 £38.08
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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 -24 27 £620 +3.33% 2
Coventry - 9 £350 -
Solihull - 3 £750 - 1
AWS Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 40 (95.24%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (35.71%) Java
5 12 (28.57%) Migration
6 11 (26.19%) Jenkins
6 11 (26.19%) Microservices
7 10 (23.81%) Analytics
8 9 (21.43%) Gradle
8 9 (21.43%) Big Data
8 9 (21.43%) Apache Ivy
8 9 (21.43%) Dependency Management
8 9 (21.43%) Hadoop
8 9 (21.43%) NoSQL
8 9 (21.43%) DevOps
8 9 (21.43%) ETL
8 9 (21.43%) SQL
8 9 (21.43%) Ant
8 9 (21.43%) Linux
8 9 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (21.43%) Data Architecture
8 9 (21.43%) Maven
8 9 (21.43%) Google
9 8 (19.05%) VMware
9 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (19.05%) Middleware
10 7 (16.67%) SOA
10 7 (16.67%) Degree
11 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (14.29%) Windows

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 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 40 (95.24%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.38%) GitHub
4 1 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) DNS
1 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) Big Data
1 9 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (21.43%) Hadoop
1 9 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.76%) Power BI
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Jenkins
2 9 (21.43%) Ant
2 9 (21.43%) Apache Ivy
2 9 (21.43%) Gradle
2 9 (21.43%) Maven
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Middleware
2 5 (11.90%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) Java EE
2 5 (11.90%) JSON
2 5 (11.90%) RESTful
2 5 (11.90%) SOAP
2 5 (11.90%) Web Services
2 5 (11.90%) XML
2 5 (11.90%) XSD
3 2 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (9.52%) Virtual Team
4 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.76%) Cloud Native
5 2 (4.76%) DataPower
6 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) AIX
3 4 (9.52%) Solaris
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) Migration
3 11 (26.19%) Microservices
4 10 (23.81%) Analytics
5 9 (21.43%) Data Architecture
5 9 (21.43%) Dependency Management
5 9 (21.43%) DevOps
5 9 (21.43%) ETL
6 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (16.67%) SOA
8 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
8 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.90%) People Management
8 5 (11.90%) Requirements Management
8 5 (11.90%) Software Architecture
9 4 (9.52%) Presales
9 4 (9.52%) Virtual Team Management
10 2 (4.76%) API Design
10 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.76%) CITP
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.52%) Terminal Server
3 2 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCOM
2 4 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (9.52%) Terraform
3 2 (4.76%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (4.76%) Grafana
3 2 (4.76%) Graphite
3 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.76%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.38%) Ansible
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Google
2 8 (19.05%) VMware
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) IBM
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.52%) Symantec
5 3 (7.14%) Fujitsu
6 2 (4.76%) BT
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix