Period
to 21 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 21 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 22 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 +30 +26
Contract jobs citing AWS 316 390 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.18% 7.60% 3.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.20% 31.53% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 272 133
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £487 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.62% +2.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £351 £366
90th Percentile £633 £602 £653
England median daily rate £546 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.05% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £114.25 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.31
% change year-on-year - -13.16% +15.16%

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 1,206 1,237 804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.22% 24.10% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 824 539
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £218
90th Percentile £600 £588 £570
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% +10.34% -10.77%
10th Percentile £15.28 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £93.80 £21.50 £24.13
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +3.60%

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 21 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 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 +15 137 £488 +2.63% 62
Shropshire +3 76 £581 +13.82% 12
Coventry +1 58 £400 -9.35% 11
Solihull -3 8 £575 - 8
Warwickshire -18 5 £575 +15.00% 10
Staffordshire +17 4 £563 +40.63% 9
Worcestershire - 4 £475 - 16
Wolverhampton - 3 £510 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £400 - 3
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 141 (44.62%) Azure
2 112 (35.44%) DevOps
3 111 (35.13%) Linux
4 110 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (31.65%) Security Cleared
6 94 (29.75%) Jenkins
7 93 (29.43%) SC Cleared
8 92 (29.11%) Migration
9 89 (28.16%) Terraform
10 84 (26.58%) Java
11 75 (23.73%) Amazon EC2
12 72 (22.78%) Git (software)
13 64 (20.25%) SQL
14 62 (19.62%) Amazon RDS
14 62 (19.62%) Ansible
15 56 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (17.72%) Web Services
16 54 (17.09%) Scrum
16 54 (17.09%) Microservices
17 48 (15.19%) Puppet
17 48 (15.19%) Python
18 43 (13.61%) Spring
19 42 (13.29%) Maven
20 41 (12.97%) TDD
20 41 (12.97%) VMware
20 41 (12.97%) Configuration Management
20 41 (12.97%) Public Sector
21 40 (12.66%) Microsoft
22 39 (12.34%) SOAP
22 39 (12.34%) Windows

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 (9.49%) Confluence
2 16 (5.06%) Apache
3 15 (4.75%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.90%) nginx
5 3 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.63%) IIS
6 2 (0.63%) Jetty
6 2 (0.63%) Mongrel
6 2 (0.63%) SAS
6 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.48%) assyst
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 141 (44.62%) Azure
2 75 (23.73%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (11.71%) Amazon SQS
4 31 (9.81%) GCP
5 28 (8.86%) Amazon S3
6 22 (6.96%) Route 53
7 21 (6.65%) Amazon ELB
8 19 (6.01%) Office 365
9 14 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (3.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (2.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (2.85%) Amazon EKS
11 9 (2.85%) PaaS
11 9 (2.85%) Serverless
12 8 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (2.53%) IaaS
12 8 (2.53%) Power Platform
12 8 (2.53%) SaaS
13 7 (2.22%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.18%) Firewall
2 26 (8.23%) DNS
3 25 (7.91%) SSL
4 22 (6.96%) VPN
5 20 (6.33%) WAN
6 19 (6.01%) TCP/IP
7 17 (5.38%) Cisco Firepower
8 12 (3.80%) DHCP
8 12 (3.80%) HTTP
9 11 (3.48%) Kerberos
10 10 (3.16%) Internet
11 8 (2.53%) BGP
12 7 (2.22%) SAN
13 5 (1.58%) DMZ
14 4 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.27%) NAS
15 3 (0.95%) FTP
15 3 (0.95%) IPsec
15 3 (0.95%) Wireless
16 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (19.62%) Amazon RDS
2 38 (12.03%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (8.86%) Pentaho
4 18 (5.70%) Big Data
5 14 (4.43%) MySQL
6 12 (3.80%) Hadoop
7 11 (3.48%) Amazon Redshift
7 11 (3.48%) Apache Hive
7 11 (3.48%) Impala
8 10 (3.16%) SQL Server
9 8 (2.53%) Power BI
10 6 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.27%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.63%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 94 (29.75%) Jenkins
2 72 (22.78%) Git (software)
3 42 (13.29%) Maven
4 39 (12.34%) JUnit
5 38 (12.03%) DbUnit
5 38 (12.03%) JIRA
5 38 (12.03%) jMock
5 38 (12.03%) Mockito
5 38 (12.03%) SonarQube
6 25 (7.91%) Artifactory
6 25 (7.91%) GitLab
7 17 (5.38%) Bitbucket
8 10 (3.16%) Vagrant
9 8 (2.53%) CircleCI
9 8 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.63%) Subversion
11 2 (0.63%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.32%) Ant
12 1 (0.32%) JMeter
General
1 41 (12.97%) Public Sector
2 13 (4.11%) Finance
3 11 (3.48%) Retail
4 9 (2.85%) Banking
5 6 (1.90%) Back Office
6 4 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 67 (21.20%) Architect
1 67 (21.20%) Developer
2 62 (19.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 47 (14.87%) Java Developer
4 35 (11.08%) Platform Engineer
5 34 (10.76%) AWS DevOps
5 34 (10.76%) AWS Engineer
6 25 (7.91%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.33%) Data Engineer
7 20 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (5.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 16 (5.06%) Azure DevOps
9 16 (5.06%) Azure Engineer
9 16 (5.06%) Cloud Architect
9 16 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
9 16 (5.06%) Network Engineer
10 14 (4.43%) Security Architect
11 13 (4.11%) Big Data Engineer
11 13 (4.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 13 (4.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (17.72%) Web Services
2 43 (13.61%) Spring
3 39 (12.34%) RESTful
3 39 (12.34%) SOAP
4 38 (12.03%) PowerMock
5 37 (11.71%) ActiveMQ
6 29 (9.18%) Spring Cloud
7 27 (8.54%) AngularJS
8 24 (7.59%) .NET
8 24 (7.59%) Hibernate
8 24 (7.59%) JPA
9 20 (6.33%) J2EE
10 18 (5.70%) REST
11 13 (4.11%) Kafka
12 12 (3.80%) Node.js
12 12 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (2.85%) PySpark
14 8 (2.53%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (2.53%) Spring Boot
15 7 (2.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 15 (4.75%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.43%) Cloud Native
5 12 (3.80%) NHS
6 9 (2.85%) SCADA
7 6 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.95%) Robotics
9 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.63%) PKI
9 2 (0.63%) PMI
10 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.32%) Derivative
10 1 (0.32%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.32%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.32%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 111 (35.13%) Linux
2 39 (12.34%) Windows
3 25 (7.91%) CentOS
3 25 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (6.96%) Unix
5 10 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.53%) CoreOS
7 7 (2.22%) Solaris
7 7 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (35.44%) DevOps
2 110 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (29.11%) Migration
4 56 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (17.09%) Microservices
5 54 (17.09%) Scrum
6 41 (12.97%) Configuration Management
6 41 (12.97%) TDD
7 39 (12.34%) Kanban
7 39 (12.34%) Open Source
8 38 (12.03%) BDD
9 30 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (7.59%) BPMN
12 19 (6.01%) Change Management
13 18 (5.70%) Infrastructure as Code
14 17 (5.38%) Infrastructure Automation
15 16 (5.06%) ITIL
16 15 (4.75%) Cybersecurity
16 15 (4.75%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 84 (26.58%) Java
2 64 (20.25%) SQL
3 48 (15.19%) Python
4 20 (6.33%) Bash Shell
5 17 (5.38%) PHP
6 12 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.16%) C#
7 10 (3.16%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.16%) Ruby
8 8 (2.53%) Go
8 8 (2.53%) Rust
9 6 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.58%) Java 8
11 4 (1.27%) C
11 4 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.95%) R
12 3 (0.95%) Scala
13 2 (0.63%) Perl
13 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 100 (31.65%) Security Cleared
2 93 (29.43%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.75%) CISSP
3 15 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.48%) AWS Certification
4 11 (3.48%) MCSA
4 11 (3.48%) RHCE
5 10 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (3.16%) RHCSA
6 7 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.22%) CISM
7 5 (1.58%) CCIE
8 4 (1.27%) CCNA
8 4 (1.27%) CCNP
8 4 (1.27%) MCSD
8 4 (1.27%) MCSE
8 4 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.63%) CCDP
9 2 (0.63%) CCSP
9 2 (0.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (3.48%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.16%) GDPR
3 9 (2.85%) COBIT
3 9 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.63%) 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 36 (11.39%) Postfix
2 29 (9.18%) Docker
3 23 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (6.65%) Active Directory
5 10 (3.16%) PowerDNS
6 9 (2.85%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.58%) vSphere
9 4 (1.27%) vCloud
10 3 (0.95%) Xen
11 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 89 (28.16%) Terraform
2 62 (19.62%) Ansible
3 48 (15.19%) Puppet
4 24 (7.59%) Kubernetes
5 20 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.48%) HAProxy
7 10 (3.16%) Consul
7 10 (3.16%) Hadoop YARN
7 10 (3.16%) NetBackup
7 10 (3.16%) Packer
8 9 (2.85%) CASB
9 6 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.27%) QRadar
10 4 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.27%) vRealize
11 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.63%) Rancher
11 2 (0.63%) SCOM
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.32%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 41 (12.97%) VMware
2 40 (12.66%) Microsoft
3 30 (9.49%) Cisco
4 28 (8.86%) Cloudera
5 22 (6.96%) Oracle
6 19 (6.01%) Google
7 11 (3.48%) F5
7 11 (3.48%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.48%) Splunk
8 9 (2.85%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.85%) IBM
9 8 (2.53%) Confluent
9 8 (2.53%) Veracode
10 7 (2.22%) SAP
11 6 (1.90%) Aruba
12 5 (1.58%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.58%) Forcepoint
12 5 (1.58%) HP
12 5 (1.58%) Symantec
13 4 (1.27%) Fortinet