Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Serverless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Serverless over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 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.

Serverless Computing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 87 100 87
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 +118
Contract jobs citing Serverless 81 38 181
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.36% 1.61% 2.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.42% 4.93% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 33 131
10th Percentile £363 £425 £465
25th Percentile £419 £450 £503
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £644 £638 £625
90th Percentile £755 £738 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £10.50

Serverless 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 City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,262 771 2,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.83% 32.67% 33.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 592 1,771
10th Percentile £375 £325 £363
25th Percentile £461 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £709 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £518 £525
% change year-on-year +6.28% -1.43% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 14
10th Percentile £13.60 £20.36 £15.35
25th Percentile £13.88 £29.07 £18.78
Median hourly rate £22.25 £43.95 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -49.37% +110.14% -4.93%
75th Percentile £28.42 £55.06 £22.89
90th Percentile £41.78 £59.38 £26.70
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £43.95 £21.00
% change year-on-year -49.37% +109.29% +5.00%

Serverless
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Serverless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Serverless in the City of London

Serverless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Serverless in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Serverless in the City of London

Serverless
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Serverless in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Serverless in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Serverless 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 City of London region with a requirement for Serverless.

1 48 (59.26%) AWS
2 43 (53.09%) AWS Lambda
3 36 (44.44%) DevOps
4 27 (33.33%) Azure
4 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (25.93%) Microservices
5 21 (25.93%) Full Stack Development
6 20 (24.69%) Node.js
6 20 (24.69%) Python
7 19 (23.46%) SQL
8 18 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 18 (22.22%) .NET
9 17 (20.99%) C#
9 17 (20.99%) Java
9 17 (20.99%) Azure Functions
10 15 (18.52%) Terraform
11 14 (17.28%) Social Skills
11 14 (17.28%) Jenkins
12 13 (16.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (16.05%) Docker
12 13 (16.05%) React
12 13 (16.05%) Scrum
13 11 (13.58%) Test Automation
14 10 (12.35%) RESTful
14 10 (12.35%) Amazon S3
15 9 (11.11%) Finance
15 9 (11.11%) TypeScript
16 8 (9.88%) Kubernetes
16 8 (9.88%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (9.88%) MongoDB

Serverless
Co-occurring 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 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.94%) Confluence
2 4 (4.94%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.94%) IIS
3 3 (3.70%) Apache
4 2 (2.47%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.23%) CMS
5 1 (1.23%) nginx
5 1 (1.23%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 48 (59.26%) AWS
2 43 (53.09%) AWS Lambda
3 27 (33.33%) Azure
4 17 (20.99%) Azure Functions
5 10 (12.35%) Amazon S3
6 8 (9.88%) Amazon ECS
6 8 (9.88%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (9.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (8.64%) AWS Fargate
8 6 (7.41%) Amazon EKS
8 6 (7.41%) GCP
8 6 (7.41%) Microsoft 365
8 6 (7.41%) PaaS
8 6 (7.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (6.17%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (6.17%) Power Automate
10 4 (4.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (4.94%) Amazon Cognito
10 4 (4.94%) GitHub
10 4 (4.94%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) DHCP
1 2 (2.47%) DNS
1 2 (2.47%) Firewall
1 2 (2.47%) HTTP
2 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.23%) SSH
2 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (9.88%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (7.41%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.17%) Data Lake
6 4 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.70%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (3.70%) Big Data
7 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.70%) Redis
8 2 (2.47%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.47%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (2.47%) MySQL
8 2 (2.47%) Power BI
8 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.23%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.88%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.64%) JIRA
4 5 (6.17%) Postman
4 5 (6.17%) SpecFlow
5 4 (4.94%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.94%) Selenium
6 3 (3.70%) Appium
6 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.70%) JMeter
6 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.70%) Rational Performance Tester
6 3 (3.70%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.47%) CircleCI
7 2 (2.47%) JUnit
7 2 (2.47%) Sourcetree
7 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.23%) HP UFT
General
1 14 (17.28%) Social Skills
2 9 (11.11%) Finance
3 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Marketing
5 2 (2.47%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (2.47%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Billing
6 1 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.23%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.23%) Legal
6 1 (1.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Developer
2 12 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (12.35%) Architect
4 9 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) AWS Developer
6 6 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Data Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Angular Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Microsoft 365 Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.94%) AWS Architect
8 4 (4.94%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (4.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Tester
9 3 (3.70%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.70%) Backend Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Node.js Developer
10 2 (2.47%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.69%) Node.js
2 18 (22.22%) .NET
3 13 (16.05%) React
4 10 (12.35%) RESTful
5 6 (7.41%) Kafka
5 6 (7.41%) REST
6 5 (6.17%) .NET Core
6 5 (6.17%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.17%) CSS
6 5 (6.17%) GraphQL
6 5 (6.17%) HTML
6 5 (6.17%) Serverless Framework
7 4 (4.94%) Gherkin
7 4 (4.94%) Web Services
8 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.70%) Express
8 3 (3.70%) Lambda Expressions
8 3 (3.70%) OAuth
8 3 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.47%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Cloud Native
1 4 (4.94%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.47%) Social Media
2 2 (2.47%) User Experience
3 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.23%) Blog
3 1 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.23%) Replication
3 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Linux
2 4 (4.94%) Windows
3 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.23%) Unix
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (44.44%) DevOps
2 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.93%) Full Stack Development
3 21 (25.93%) Microservices
4 13 (16.05%) Scrum
5 11 (13.58%) Test Automation
6 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure as Code
7 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.17%) Fintech
9 5 (6.17%) OOP
10 4 (4.94%) BDD
10 4 (4.94%) ETL
10 4 (4.94%) OO
10 4 (4.94%) Performance Testing
10 4 (4.94%) Software Testing
10 4 (4.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) Python
2 19 (23.46%) SQL
3 18 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.99%) C#
4 17 (20.99%) Java
5 9 (11.11%) TypeScript
6 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.70%) ES6
9 2 (2.47%) Java 8
10 1 (1.23%) C++
10 1 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.23%) Go
10 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.23%) Ruby
10 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) Accessibility
1 4 (4.94%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (16.05%) Docker
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (18.52%) Terraform
2 8 (9.88%) Kubernetes
3 6 (7.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) Databricks
2 4 (4.94%) Google
3 3 (3.70%) HP
3 3 (3.70%) IBM
3 3 (3.70%) WorldPay
4 2 (2.47%) Adobe
4 2 (2.47%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.23%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle