Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 24 49
Rank change year-on-year +7 +25 +29
Contract jobs citing AWS 312 387 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.04% 7.51% 3.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.62% 31.01% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 272 135
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £484 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.41% +1.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £351 £368
90th Percentile £633 £600 £649
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £193.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.96
% change year-on-year - -14.55% +17.02%

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 1,218 1,248 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.39% 24.21% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 827 537
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £215
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £483 £470
% change year-on-year +3.63% +2.60% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £36.00 £16.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.54% +12.07% -10.77%
10th Percentile £15.35 £10.69 £10.75
90th Percentile £78.20 £21.50 £24.13
England median hourly rate £22.17 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% -12.50% +5.26%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing AWS as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in the West Midlands

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in the West Midlands

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS in the West Midlands.

Contractor 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 16 November 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
Birmingham +18 129 £475 - 57
Shropshire +3 77 £586 +14.90% 9
Coventry +2 58 £400 -10.11% 9
Solihull +1 9 £569 -1.09% 8
Warwickshire -21 5 £575 +17.95% 12
Staffordshire +21 4 £563 +40.63% 7
Worcestershire - 4 £475 - 17
Wolverhampton - 3 £510 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £400 - 3
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 138 (44.23%) Azure
2 114 (36.54%) DevOps
3 110 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (34.94%) Linux
5 97 (31.09%) Security Cleared
6 90 (28.85%) SC Cleared
6 90 (28.85%) Jenkins
6 90 (28.85%) Migration
7 87 (27.88%) Terraform
8 83 (26.60%) Java
9 72 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
10 65 (20.83%) Git (software)
11 61 (19.55%) SQL
12 59 (18.91%) Amazon RDS
13 58 (18.59%) Ansible
14 56 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
15 54 (17.31%) Web Services
16 51 (16.35%) Scrum
16 51 (16.35%) Microservices
17 48 (15.38%) Puppet
18 44 (14.10%) Python
19 42 (13.46%) Configuration Management
19 42 (13.46%) VMware
20 41 (13.14%) Windows
21 40 (12.82%) Spring
21 40 (12.82%) Maven
21 40 (12.82%) Public Sector
22 38 (12.18%) TDD
22 38 (12.18%) Microsoft
23 37 (11.86%) SOAP

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 30 (9.62%) Confluence
2 16 (5.13%) Apache
3 14 (4.49%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.92%) nginx
5 3 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.64%) IIS
6 2 (0.64%) Jetty
6 2 (0.64%) Mongrel
6 2 (0.64%) SAS
6 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.53%) assyst
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 138 (44.23%) Azure
2 72 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (11.22%) Amazon SQS
4 31 (9.94%) GCP
5 28 (8.97%) Amazon S3
6 22 (7.05%) Route 53
7 21 (6.73%) Amazon ELB
8 19 (6.09%) Office 365
9 14 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (3.53%) Serverless
12 9 (2.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (2.88%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (2.56%) PaaS
13 8 (2.56%) Power Platform
14 7 (2.24%) Amazon EKS
14 7 (2.24%) CloudFront
15 6 (1.92%) IaaS
15 6 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.29%) Firewall
2 25 (8.01%) DNS
3 24 (7.69%) SSL
4 22 (7.05%) VPN
5 20 (6.41%) WAN
6 19 (6.09%) TCP/IP
7 17 (5.45%) Cisco Firepower
8 12 (3.85%) DHCP
8 12 (3.85%) HTTP
9 10 (3.21%) Internet
9 10 (3.21%) Kerberos
10 8 (2.56%) BGP
11 7 (2.24%) SAN
12 5 (1.60%) DMZ
13 4 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.28%) NAS
14 3 (0.96%) FTP
14 3 (0.96%) IPsec
14 3 (0.96%) Wireless
15 2 (0.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (18.91%) Amazon RDS
2 35 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (8.65%) Pentaho
4 17 (5.45%) Big Data
5 15 (4.81%) MySQL
6 11 (3.53%) Amazon Redshift
6 11 (3.53%) Hadoop
7 10 (3.21%) Apache Hive
7 10 (3.21%) Impala
7 10 (3.21%) SQL Server
8 8 (2.56%) Power BI
9 7 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.60%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.28%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
13 2 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 90 (28.85%) Jenkins
2 65 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 40 (12.82%) Maven
4 36 (11.54%) JIRA
4 36 (11.54%) JUnit
5 35 (11.22%) DbUnit
5 35 (11.22%) jMock
5 35 (11.22%) Mockito
5 35 (11.22%) SonarQube
6 25 (8.01%) GitLab
7 22 (7.05%) Artifactory
8 17 (5.45%) Bitbucket
9 10 (3.21%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.92%) CircleCI
10 6 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.64%) Ant
13 2 (0.64%) Gradle
13 2 (0.64%) Travis CI
General
1 40 (12.82%) Public Sector
2 13 (4.17%) Finance
3 10 (3.21%) Retail
4 7 (2.24%) Banking
5 6 (1.92%) Back Office
6 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.64%) Law
7 2 (0.64%) Marketing
7 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (21.79%) Architect
2 65 (20.83%) Developer
3 61 (19.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 44 (14.10%) Java Developer
5 33 (10.58%) AWS DevOps
5 33 (10.58%) AWS Engineer
6 32 (10.26%) Platform Engineer
7 24 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 20 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (5.45%) Cloud Architect
9 17 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
9 17 (5.45%) Data Engineer
9 17 (5.45%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 16 (5.13%) Azure DevOps
10 16 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
10 16 (5.13%) Network Engineer
11 15 (4.81%) Security Architect
12 13 (4.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 13 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 13 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.31%) Web Services
2 40 (12.82%) Spring
3 37 (11.86%) RESTful
3 37 (11.86%) SOAP
4 35 (11.22%) PowerMock
5 34 (10.90%) ActiveMQ
6 27 (8.65%) Spring Cloud
7 26 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 23 (7.37%) .NET
9 22 (7.05%) Hibernate
9 22 (7.05%) JPA
10 20 (6.41%) J2EE
11 17 (5.45%) REST
12 12 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (3.53%) Kafka
14 10 (3.21%) Node.js
15 8 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
15 8 (2.56%) JSON
15 8 (2.56%) Spring Boot
16 7 (2.24%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.73%) Hybrid Cloud
3 17 (5.45%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.85%) Cloud Native
4 12 (3.85%) NHS
5 9 (2.88%) SCADA
6 6 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.96%) Robotics
8 2 (0.64%) PKI
8 2 (0.64%) PMI
9 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.32%) Derivative
9 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.32%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 109 (34.94%) Linux
2 41 (13.14%) Windows
3 25 (8.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (7.37%) CentOS
5 22 (7.05%) Unix
6 10 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.24%) Solaris
7 7 (2.24%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.92%) CoreOS
9 4 (1.28%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (36.54%) DevOps
2 110 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (28.85%) Migration
4 56 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (16.35%) Microservices
5 51 (16.35%) Scrum
6 42 (13.46%) Configuration Management
7 38 (12.18%) TDD
8 37 (11.86%) Kanban
9 36 (11.54%) Open Source
10 35 (11.22%) BDD
11 30 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (7.05%) BPMN
13 19 (6.09%) Change Management
13 19 (6.09%) Infrastructure as Code
14 17 (5.45%) ITIL
15 15 (4.81%) Infrastructure Automation
16 14 (4.49%) Cybersecurity
17 13 (4.17%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 83 (26.60%) Java
2 61 (19.55%) SQL
3 44 (14.10%) Python
4 21 (6.73%) Bash Shell
5 17 (5.45%) PHP
6 11 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.53%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.21%) C#
7 10 (3.21%) Ruby
8 6 (1.92%) Go
8 6 (1.92%) Rust
8 6 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.60%) Java 8
10 4 (1.28%) C
10 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.96%) R
11 3 (0.96%) Scala
12 2 (0.64%) Perl
12 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 97 (31.09%) Security Cleared
2 90 (28.85%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.81%) CISSP
3 15 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.53%) AWS Certification
4 11 (3.53%) MCSA
4 11 (3.53%) RHCE
5 10 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (3.21%) RHCSA
6 7 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.24%) CISM
7 5 (1.60%) CCIE
8 4 (1.28%) CCNA
8 4 (1.28%) CCNP
8 4 (1.28%) MCSD
8 4 (1.28%) MCSE
8 4 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.96%) Degree
10 2 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (3.53%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.21%) GDPR
3 9 (2.88%) COBIT
3 9 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.64%) NIST
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.32%) NCSC
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (10.58%) Postfix
2 28 (8.97%) Docker
3 24 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (7.05%) Active Directory
5 10 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.21%) PowerDNS
6 7 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.60%) vSphere
8 4 (1.28%) vCloud
9 3 (0.96%) Xen
10 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 87 (27.88%) Terraform
2 58 (18.59%) Ansible
3 48 (15.38%) Puppet
4 22 (7.05%) Kubernetes
5 20 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.53%) HAProxy
7 10 (3.21%) Consul
7 10 (3.21%) NetBackup
7 10 (3.21%) Packer
8 9 (2.88%) CASB
8 9 (2.88%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (1.92%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.28%) QRadar
10 4 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.28%) vRealize
11 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.64%) Rancher
11 2 (0.64%) SCOM
12 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 42 (13.46%) VMware
2 38 (12.18%) Microsoft
3 30 (9.62%) Cisco
4 27 (8.65%) Cloudera
5 22 (7.05%) Oracle
6 20 (6.41%) Google
7 11 (3.53%) F5
7 11 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.53%) Splunk
8 9 (2.88%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.88%) IBM
9 7 (2.24%) SAP
10 6 (1.92%) Aruba
10 6 (1.92%) Confluent
10 6 (1.92%) Veracode
11 5 (1.60%) Blue Coat
11 5 (1.60%) Forcepoint
11 5 (1.60%) HP
11 5 (1.60%) Symantec
12 4 (1.28%) webMethods