The table below looks at the statistics for SimpleDB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SimpleDB over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Amazon SimpleDB
Rank 578 552 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing SimpleDB 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.002% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.047% 0.009% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10750 10606 10176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.07% 22.02% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7006 6472 6156
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 202 226
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.69 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

SimpleDB
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SimpleDB within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SimpleDB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SimpleDB
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SimpleDB within the UK.

SimpleDB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SimpleDB
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SimpleDB within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 5 £315 -21.25%
Leeds - 5 £315 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £315 -
Yorkshire - 5 £315 -
Norwich - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
East of England - - - -

SimpleDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SimpleDB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SimpleDB.

1 12 (92.31%) NoSQL
2 11 (84.62%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (76.92%) Linux
4 9 (69.23%) Python
4 9 (69.23%) C++
4 9 (69.23%) PHP
4 9 (69.23%) Bash Shell
4 9 (69.23%) Puppet
4 9 (69.23%) MongoDB
4 9 (69.23%) TDD
4 9 (69.23%) Ruby
4 9 (69.23%) Node.js
4 9 (69.23%) Redis
4 9 (69.23%) Couchbase
4 9 (69.23%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (69.23%) DevOps
4 9 (69.23%) Salt
5 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (53.85%) Web Services
5 7 (53.85%) Client/Server
5 7 (53.85%) Apache
5 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
6 6 (46.15%) MySQL
6 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
7 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
7 4 (30.77%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
8 3 (23.08%) Telecoms

SimpleDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SimpleDB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SimpleDB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (69.23%) Node.js
2 7 (53.85%) Apache
3 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
4 3 (23.08%) Zope
4 3 (23.08%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (30.77%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
3 3 (23.08%) Route 53
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) SSL
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) NoSQL
2 9 (69.23%) MongoDB
2 9 (69.23%) Redis
2 9 (69.23%) Couchbase
3 6 (46.15%) MySQL
4 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
4 3 (23.08%) CouchDB
4 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (7.69%) ObjectDB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Perl Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Perl Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) Memcached
2 3 (23.08%) Mason
2 3 (23.08%) Django
2 3 (23.08%) Spring
2 3 (23.08%) Catalyst
3 2 (15.38%) POSIX
4 1 (7.69%) CPAN
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Client/Server
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (7.69%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) DevOps
3 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
4 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
6 3 (23.08%) Kanban
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) Network Design
6 3 (23.08%) MapReduce
7 2 (15.38%) Web Development
7 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 1 (7.69%) OO
8 1 (7.69%) Release Management
8 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
8 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
8 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Python
1 9 (69.23%) C++
1 9 (69.23%) PHP
1 9 (69.23%) Bash Shell
1 9 (69.23%) Ruby
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Puppet
1 9 (69.23%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (69.23%) Salt
2 3 (23.08%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle