The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Amazon SQS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon SQS over the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 577 583
Rank change year-on-year +47 +6  
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 52 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.082%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.88% 1.10% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 48 25
Median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Amazon SQS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5918 4993 3235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.94% 10.11% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4029 3548 2123
Median daily rate £475 £470 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +13.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 65 65
Median hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.63% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

Amazon SQS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Amazon SQS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon SQS in England

Amazon SQS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon SQS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon SQS in England

Amazon SQS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon SQS in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon SQS in England

Amazon SQS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon SQS within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 29 £469 -1.31% 8
South East +32 11 £475 - 2
South West +9 6 £450 +38.46% 1
North West +22 4 £393 -12.77%
East of England -4 1 £350 -28.20% 2
East Midlands -6 1 £500 +17.64%
West Midlands - 1 £500 - 1
Amazon SQS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon SQS 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 England region with a requirement for Amazon SQS.

1 89 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (74.16%) Amazon EC2
3 50 (56.18%) Java
4 48 (53.93%) Amazon S3
5 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (48.31%) Jenkins
7 38 (42.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 37 (41.57%) Docker
8 37 (41.57%) Microservices
9 35 (39.33%) Spring
10 34 (38.20%) Maven
10 34 (38.20%) Linux
11 33 (37.08%) Scrum
12 31 (34.83%) Web Services
13 30 (33.71%) DevOps
14 28 (31.46%) Amazon RDS
15 27 (30.34%) AWS Lambda
16 25 (28.09%) Elasticsearch
16 25 (28.09%) JavaScript
17 24 (26.97%) Git (software)
18 23 (25.84%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (25.84%) Node.js
18 23 (25.84%) TDD
19 22 (24.72%) AWS CloudFormation
20 21 (23.60%) Spring Boot
20 21 (23.60%) Software Engineering
21 20 (22.47%) Apache Cassandra
22 19 (21.35%) Kafka
22 19 (21.35%) Greenfield Project
23 18 (20.22%) Python

Amazon SQS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 25 (28.09%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (8.99%) Apache
3 7 (7.87%) Confluence
4 5 (5.62%) Apache Solr
5 4 (4.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (4.49%) Apache Pig
6 3 (3.37%) IIS
7 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (74.16%) Amazon EC2
3 48 (53.93%) Amazon S3
4 27 (30.34%) AWS Lambda
5 22 (24.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (19.10%) Twilio
7 16 (17.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 16 (17.98%) CloudFront
8 15 (16.85%) Amazon ELB
9 13 (14.61%) Route 53
10 10 (11.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (10.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (8.99%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (7.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (4.49%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 4 (4.49%) AWS OpsWorks
14 4 (4.49%) GitHub
14 4 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
15 3 (3.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) MQTT
2 3 (3.37%) HTTP
3 2 (2.25%) Broadband
3 2 (2.25%) DNS
3 2 (2.25%) Internet
3 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.12%) AMQP
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) Network Security
4 1 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) Skype
4 1 (1.12%) SMS
4 1 (1.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (42.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 28 (31.46%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (22.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (14.61%) NoSQL
5 9 (10.11%) Big Data
6 8 (8.99%) MongoDB
7 7 (7.87%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (7.87%) RethinkDB
8 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
9 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (4.49%) Apache Hive
10 4 (4.49%) MySQL
11 3 (3.37%) BigQuery
11 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
12 2 (2.25%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (1.12%) CouchDB
13 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
13 1 (1.12%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 43 (48.31%) Jenkins
2 34 (38.20%) Maven
3 24 (26.97%) Git (software)
4 11 (12.36%) Gradle
4 11 (12.36%) JUnit
5 9 (10.11%) Eclipse
5 9 (10.11%) JIRA
6 6 (6.74%) IntelliJ
6 6 (6.74%) Mercurial
7 4 (4.49%) Checkstyle
7 4 (4.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (4.49%) SonarQube
8 3 (3.37%) Ant
8 3 (3.37%) Mockito
8 3 (3.37%) RSpec
8 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.25%) Subversion
9 2 (2.25%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Marketing
3 3 (3.37%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Advertising
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (73.03%) Developer
2 41 (46.07%) Java Developer
3 22 (24.72%) AWS Developer
4 15 (16.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (12.36%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (11.24%) AWS DevOps
6 10 (11.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Agile Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Node.js Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Web Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.37%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Cloud Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Redshift Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Scala Developer
12 2 (2.25%) E-Commerce Developer
12 2 (2.25%) Full Stack Developer
12 2 (2.25%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (39.33%) Spring
2 31 (34.83%) Web Services
3 23 (25.84%) Node.js
4 21 (23.60%) Spring Boot
5 19 (21.35%) Kafka
6 17 (19.10%) Swagger
7 15 (16.85%) REST
8 14 (15.73%) HTML
9 11 (12.36%) CSS
10 10 (11.24%) AngularJS
10 10 (11.24%) RESTful
11 8 (8.99%) Spring MVC
12 6 (6.74%) Hibernate
12 6 (6.74%) jQuery
12 6 (6.74%) JSF
12 6 (6.74%) React
12 6 (6.74%) Struts
13 5 (5.62%) Apache Camel
13 5 (5.62%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (4.49%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.49%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.12%) Smart Home
5 1 (1.12%) Social Network
5 1 (1.12%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 34 (38.20%) Linux
2 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (3.37%) Windows
3 1 (1.12%) Android
3 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.12%) CentOS
3 1 (1.12%) CoreOS
3 1 (1.12%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (1.12%) Debian
3 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.12%) Unix
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (41.57%) Microservices
3 33 (37.08%) Scrum
4 30 (33.71%) DevOps
5 23 (25.84%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (25.84%) TDD
6 21 (23.60%) Software Engineering
7 16 (17.98%) BDD
8 11 (12.36%) Kanban
8 11 (12.36%) MVC
8 11 (12.36%) Test Automation
9 10 (11.24%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (11.24%) E-Commerce
9 10 (11.24%) SOA
10 8 (8.99%) Pair Programming
11 7 (7.87%) Unit Testing
11 7 (7.87%) User Stories
12 6 (6.74%) Auto-Scaling
12 6 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (6.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 50 (56.18%) Java
2 25 (28.09%) JavaScript
3 18 (20.22%) Python
4 15 (16.85%) Ruby
5 12 (13.48%) SQL
6 10 (11.24%) PHP
7 7 (7.87%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.87%) C#
8 5 (5.62%) ES6
8 5 (5.62%) Scala
9 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.25%) Perl
10 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.12%) Erlang
11 1 (1.12%) F#
11 1 (1.12%) GraphQL
11 1 (1.12%) Groovy
11 1 (1.12%) Korn
11 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 37 (41.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) Puppet
2 9 (10.11%) Ansible
2 9 (10.11%) Terraform
3 8 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.25%) Salt
5 1 (1.12%) collectd
5 1 (1.12%) Grafana
5 1 (1.12%) Graphite
5 1 (1.12%) Kibana
5 1 (1.12%) logstash
5 1 (1.12%) Mesos
5 1 (1.12%) StatsD
5 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (4.49%) Adobe
1 4 (4.49%) Google
1 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.25%) IBM
3 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.12%) NetApp
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle
3 1 (1.12%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.12%) SaltStack
3 1 (1.12%) VMware
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