The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Amazon RDS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon RDS over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
London / City of London
Rank 142 159 190
Rank change year-on-year +17 +31  
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 11 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.061% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.38% 0.22% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Median daily rate £588 £475 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.68% +24.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £435 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £515 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £400
% change year-on-year - +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Amazon RDS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 797 918 1253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 26.61% 27.92% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 743 972
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £332 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £22.34 £31.29 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.60% -13.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

Amazon RDS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Amazon RDS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon RDS in the City of London

Amazon RDS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon RDS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon RDS in the City of London

Amazon RDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon RDS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Amazon RDS.

1 21 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 15 (71.43%) DevOps
3 14 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (57.14%) Java
5 11 (52.38%) Docker
6 10 (47.62%) Finance
7 9 (42.86%) Python
7 9 (42.86%) Auto-Scaling
8 8 (38.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (33.33%) Amazon S3
9 7 (33.33%) Financial Institution
9 7 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 7 (33.33%) High Availability
10 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 5 (23.81%) Oracle
11 5 (23.81%) TeamCity
11 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (23.81%) Windows
11 5 (23.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (23.81%) Terraform
12 4 (19.05%) AWS Certification
12 4 (19.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (19.05%) Ansible
12 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
12 4 (19.05%) IIS
13 3 (14.29%) Web Services

Amazon RDS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (19.05%) IIS
2 3 (14.29%) Confluence
2 3 (14.29%) nginx
3 2 (9.52%) Apache
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Pig
4 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 21 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (38.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (33.33%) Amazon S3
4 7 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (19.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (9.52%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (9.52%) GitHub
6 2 (9.52%) PaaS
7 1 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (4.76%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 1 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (4.76%) CloudFront
7 1 (4.76%) IaaS
7 1 (4.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (23.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (23.81%) TeamCity
3 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 2 (9.52%) Maven
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) AWS DevOps
3 7 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (23.81%) Architect
4 5 (23.81%) AWS Architect
4 5 (23.81%) DevOps Architect
5 4 (19.05%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Technical Architect
6 3 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) AWS Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Low Latency Java Developer
8 1 (4.76%) AWS Administrator
8 1 (4.76%) Azure Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) Kafka
2 2 (9.52%) LAMP
2 2 (9.52%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Flex
3 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 3 (14.29%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) AS400
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) iSeries
3 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) DevOps
2 9 (42.86%) Auto-Scaling
3 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (33.33%) High Availability
5 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 3 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (9.52%) Multithreaded Programming
8 1 (4.76%) Coaching
8 1 (4.76%) Concurrent Programming
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.76%) Garbage Collection
8 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (4.76%) Microservices
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) F#
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) AWS Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Docker
2 2 (9.52%) Corosync
2 2 (9.52%) vCloud
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Terraform
2 4 (19.05%) Ansible
3 3 (14.29%) Puppet
4 2 (9.52%) HAProxy
4 2 (9.52%) Pacemaker
4 2 (9.52%) Rundeck
5 1 (4.76%) Grafana
5 1 (4.76%) Graphite
5 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.76%) Packer
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 3 (14.29%) New Relic
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Adobe