Period
to 15 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 15 27
Rank change year-on-year -15 +12 +15
Contract jobs citing AWS 94 411 331
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.23% 8.93% 6.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.60% 29.57% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 281 226
Median daily rate £450 £488 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +5.81%
10th Percentile £362 £363 £375
90th Percentile £700 £639 £616
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% +6.25%

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 534 1,390 1,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.70% 30.18% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 919 723
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £317 £306 £263
90th Percentile £602 £615 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 37 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +133.33% +15.38%
Median hourly rate £33.61 £23.98 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.17% +19.89% -2.44%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the West Midlands

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for AWS in the West Midlands

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in the West Midlands

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in the West Midlands

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 AWS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 July 2020. 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 -14 30 £435 -27.50% 8
Birmingham -18 28 £438 -7.89% 29
Worcestershire +30 7 £413 -8.33% 9
Coventry -18 6 £625 +38.89% 5
Solihull +7 4 £475 -19.15% 2
Warwickshire -2 4 £638 +59.38% 2
Wolverhampton 0 3 £550 +40.13%
Herefordshire - 3 £475 - 1
Staffordshire +10 1 - - 7
Dudley - 1 - -
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 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 AWS.

1 69 (73.40%) Azure
2 37 (39.36%) DevOps
3 36 (38.30%) Security Cleared
3 36 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (38.30%) Oracle
4 30 (31.91%) SQL
5 28 (29.79%) SC Cleared
6 27 (28.72%) Java
7 26 (27.66%) Terraform
8 23 (24.47%) Unix
8 23 (24.47%) JIRA
9 22 (23.40%) Git (software)
9 22 (23.40%) Jenkins
10 20 (21.28%) Oracle Database
10 20 (21.28%) Linux
10 20 (21.28%) Scrum
11 19 (20.21%) PaaS
12 17 (18.09%) Confluence
12 17 (18.09%) Ansible
12 17 (18.09%) Public Sector
13 16 (17.02%) Docker
13 16 (17.02%) Kubernetes
13 16 (17.02%) Software Engineering
14 14 (14.89%) Migration
14 14 (14.89%) PL/SQL
14 14 (14.89%) Bitbucket
15 13 (13.83%) Analytics
15 13 (13.83%) Artifactory
15 13 (13.83%) Sprint Planning
15 13 (13.83%) ETL

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 17 (18.09%) Confluence
2 13 (13.83%) SAS
3 5 (5.32%) Mule
3 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.13%) Apache
6 1 (1.06%) CMS
6 1 (1.06%) nginx
6 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.51%) assyst
2 5 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (73.40%) Azure
2 19 (20.21%) PaaS
3 9 (9.57%) GCP
3 9 (9.57%) IaaS
3 9 (9.57%) Power Platform
4 5 (5.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (5.32%) Tricentis Tosca
5 4 (4.26%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.26%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.13%) Office 365
7 2 (2.13%) SaaS
7 2 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (1.06%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.06%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.06%) Serverless
8 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.57%) Firewall
2 7 (7.45%) VPN
3 5 (5.32%) BGP
3 5 (5.32%) Cisco ISE
3 5 (5.32%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (5.32%) DMVPN
3 5 (5.32%) EIGRP
3 5 (5.32%) LAN
3 5 (5.32%) OSPF
3 5 (5.32%) VoIP
3 5 (5.32%) WAN
3 5 (5.32%) Wireless
4 2 (2.13%) MPLS
5 1 (1.06%) DHCP
5 1 (1.06%) DMZ
5 1 (1.06%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.28%) Oracle Database
2 13 (13.83%) Hadoop
2 13 (13.83%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (12.77%) Amazon Redshift
4 11 (11.70%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (9.57%) Pentaho
5 9 (9.57%) Power BI
6 7 (7.45%) BusinessObjects XI
6 7 (7.45%) SAS EBI
7 6 (6.38%) Amazon Aurora
7 6 (6.38%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (4.26%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
9 3 (3.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
9 3 (3.19%) MySQL
10 2 (2.13%) Data Mining
11 1 (1.06%) Big Data
11 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (24.47%) JIRA
2 22 (23.40%) Git (software)
2 22 (23.40%) Jenkins
3 14 (14.89%) Bitbucket
4 13 (13.83%) Artifactory
4 13 (13.83%) Maven
5 6 (6.38%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.38%) Selenium
6 5 (5.32%) JMeter
6 5 (5.32%) Toad
7 3 (3.19%) Zephyr
8 2 (2.13%) Mockito
8 2 (2.13%) RSpec
8 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.06%) DbUnit
9 1 (1.06%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.06%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.06%) jMock
9 1 (1.06%) Mocha
General
1 17 (18.09%) Public Sector
2 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 2 (2.13%) Finance
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Developer
2 15 (15.96%) Architect
3 12 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) DBA
4 8 (8.51%) Oracle DBA
5 7 (7.45%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Network Architect
6 5 (5.32%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.32%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Administrator
8 3 (3.19%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (3.19%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (3.19%) Data Architect
8 3 (3.19%) Data Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) OAT Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) .NET
1 7 (7.45%) JSON
2 6 (6.38%) React
2 6 (6.38%) XML
3 5 (5.32%) Node.js
4 4 (4.26%) Web Services
5 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.19%) RESTful
5 3 (3.19%) Spring
6 2 (2.13%) .NET Core
6 2 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.13%) ADO
6 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.13%) jQuery
6 2 (2.13%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (2.13%) SOAP
6 2 (2.13%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (1.06%) Next.js
7 1 (1.06%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.19%) NHS
6 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.13%) User Experience
7 1 (1.06%) Clustering
7 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.47%) Unix
2 20 (21.28%) Linux
3 11 (11.70%) Windows
4 6 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.06%) Android
6 1 (1.06%) CentOS
6 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.06%) VMS
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.36%) DevOps
2 36 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.28%) Scrum
4 16 (17.02%) Software Engineering
5 14 (14.89%) Migration
6 13 (13.83%) Analytics
6 13 (13.83%) ETL
6 13 (13.83%) Sprint Planning
7 12 (12.77%) Infrastructure as Code
8 11 (11.70%) Data Analytics
8 11 (11.70%) Data Engineering
8 11 (11.70%) Requirements Gathering
8 11 (11.70%) Sprint Retrospective
9 10 (10.64%) Data Migration
10 9 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (9.57%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (9.57%) Test Automation
11 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.51%) TDD
12 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.91%) SQL
2 27 (28.72%) Java
3 14 (14.89%) PL/SQL
4 11 (11.70%) Python
5 8 (8.51%) C#
5 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.19%) Go
8 2 (2.13%) PHP
9 1 (1.06%) ES6
9 1 (1.06%) Java 8
9 1 (1.06%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 28 (29.79%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.45%) CCNA
3 7 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.32%) AWS Certification
4 5 (5.32%) CCDE
4 5 (5.32%) CCDP
4 5 (5.32%) CCIE
4 5 (5.32%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 5 (5.32%) Degree
4 5 (5.32%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.32%) ISEB
4 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.13%) MCSE
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.06%) CCNP
6 1 (1.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Docker
2 4 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.06%) Postfix
4 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (27.66%) Terraform
2 17 (18.09%) Ansible
3 16 (17.02%) Kubernetes
4 8 (8.51%) ZABBIX
5 6 (6.38%) Rancher
6 4 (4.26%) Puppet
7 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.06%) Grafana
8 1 (1.06%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.06%) Kibana
8 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (38.30%) Oracle
2 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.77%) Cloudera
4 9 (9.57%) AppDynamics
5 8 (8.51%) Dynatrace
6 7 (7.45%) Cisco
6 7 (7.45%) Google
7 6 (6.38%) Splunk
7 6 (6.38%) VMware
8 5 (5.32%) Dell
8 5 (5.32%) Juniper
8 5 (5.32%) SolarWinds
8 5 (5.32%) webMethods
9 4 (4.26%) Trillium
10 3 (3.19%) Informatica
10 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
11 2 (2.13%) Talend
12 1 (1.06%) New Relic