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 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 Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
UK / England
Rank 540 577 573
Rank change year-on-year +37 -4  
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 37 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.072% 0.038%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.69% 0.88% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 10
Median daily rate £450 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +13.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £386 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £418
% change year-on-year -2.56% +16.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 5339 3974 2493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 12.94% 8.17% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3729 2778 1619
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 72 87
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +18 28 £450 -5.26% 6
East of England -7 3 £525 +7.69%
South East +17 2 £500 -
North West - 2 £444 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £363 -
Amazon SQS
UK

Amazon SQS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 88 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (84.09%) Amazon EC2
3 55 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (60.23%) Amazon S3
5 51 (57.95%) Java
6 44 (50.00%) Web Services
7 43 (48.86%) Jenkins
8 40 (45.45%) Linux
9 34 (38.64%) Ruby
9 34 (38.64%) Amazon RDS
10 31 (35.23%) Python
10 31 (35.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 30 (34.09%) DevOps
12 29 (32.95%) TDD
12 29 (32.95%) Spring
12 29 (32.95%) Maven
13 27 (30.68%) Microservices
13 27 (30.68%) Docker
14 26 (29.55%) Elasticsearch
14 26 (29.55%) Scrum
15 25 (28.41%) Software Engineering
16 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
16 22 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
16 22 (25.00%) Puppet
16 22 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
17 21 (23.86%) BDD
17 21 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (23.86%) Git (software)
18 20 (22.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 20 (22.73%) REST

Amazon SQS
Top Related 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 26 (29.55%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (17.05%) Apache
3 12 (13.64%) Tomcat
4 10 (11.36%) Confluence
4 10 (11.36%) nginx
5 8 (9.09%) IIS
6 4 (4.55%) Apache Pig
6 4 (4.55%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.27%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.14%) JBoss
8 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 88 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (84.09%) Amazon EC2
3 53 (60.23%) Amazon S3
4 31 (35.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 22 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
5 22 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (17.05%) Route 53
7 13 (14.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 13 (14.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 12 (13.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 12 (13.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (12.50%) Twilio
10 10 (11.36%) CloudFront
11 8 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (6.82%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (4.55%) AWS CloudTrail
15 4 (4.55%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) HTTP
2 5 (5.68%) Kerberos
2 5 (5.68%) LDAP
2 5 (5.68%) SSL
3 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.55%) VPN
4 3 (3.41%) Internet
4 3 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.27%) Broadband
5 2 (2.27%) DNS
6 1 (1.14%) Firewall
6 1 (1.14%) Network Security
6 1 (1.14%) SAN
6 1 (1.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (38.64%) Amazon RDS
2 20 (22.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 12 (13.64%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (13.64%) NoSQL
4 11 (12.50%) Amazon Redshift
5 10 (11.36%) MongoDB
5 10 (11.36%) MySQL
6 8 (9.09%) RethinkDB
7 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
8 4 (4.55%) Apache Hive
8 4 (4.55%) Big Data
9 3 (3.41%) BigQuery
9 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.41%) Redis
10 1 (1.14%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (1.14%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 43 (48.86%) Jenkins
2 29 (32.95%) Maven
3 21 (23.86%) Git (software)
4 14 (15.91%) JUnit
5 12 (13.64%) JIRA
6 9 (10.23%) Cucumber
7 8 (9.09%) Mockito
7 8 (9.09%) RSpec
8 7 (7.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (7.95%) TeamCity
9 6 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (6.82%) Subversion
10 2 (2.27%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.27%) GoCD
10 2 (2.27%) Gradle
10 2 (2.27%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.27%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.27%) Vagrant
10 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (55.68%) Developer
2 32 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 22 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
4 17 (19.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (15.91%) AWS Developer
5 14 (15.91%) AWS DevOps
6 10 (11.36%) Agile Developer
6 10 (11.36%) Java Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) Agile Java Developer
7 9 (10.23%) Java Software Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) AWS Software Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) NoSQL Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.41%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 3 (3.41%) Python Developer
11 3 (3.41%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (50.00%) Web Services
2 29 (32.95%) Spring
3 20 (22.73%) REST
4 19 (21.59%) HTML
5 14 (15.91%) Kafka
6 12 (13.64%) Node.js
6 12 (13.64%) Spring Boot
7 11 (12.50%) CSS
7 11 (12.50%) Swagger
8 10 (11.36%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (11.36%) JSON
9 8 (9.09%) .NET
10 7 (7.95%) RESTful
11 6 (6.82%) Apache Camel
11 6 (6.82%) J2EE
12 5 (5.68%) XML
13 4 (4.55%) AngularJS
13 4 (4.55%) Django
13 4 (4.55%) SOAP
13 4 (4.55%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) PKI
2 4 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.27%) User Experience
3 2 (2.27%) Wiki
4 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.14%) BBC
4 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 40 (45.45%) Linux
2 11 (12.50%) Windows
3 8 (9.09%) CentOS
4 4 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.14%) SUSE
5 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.09%) DevOps
3 29 (32.95%) TDD
4 27 (30.68%) Microservices
5 26 (29.55%) Scrum
6 25 (28.41%) Software Engineering
7 21 (23.86%) BDD
7 21 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (14.77%) Configuration Management
8 13 (14.77%) Open Source
9 11 (12.50%) Web Development
10 9 (10.23%) SOA
11 8 (9.09%) API Development
11 8 (9.09%) Auto-Scaling
11 8 (9.09%) Video Processing
12 7 (7.95%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.95%) Pair Programming
13 6 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (6.82%) Kanban
13 6 (6.82%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (57.95%) Java
2 34 (38.64%) Ruby
3 31 (35.23%) Python
4 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (14.77%) Bash Shell
5 13 (14.77%) Perl
5 13 (14.77%) SQL
6 12 (13.64%) PHP
7 10 (11.36%) C#
8 5 (5.68%) C
8 5 (5.68%) ES6
8 5 (5.68%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.27%) Go
9 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.14%) Korn
10 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.14%) Scala
10 1 (1.14%) XPath
10 1 (1.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) AWS Certification
2 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 27 (30.68%) Docker
2 9 (10.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (25.00%) Puppet
2 17 (19.32%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (12.50%) Ansible
4 7 (7.95%) Salt
4 7 (7.95%) Terraform
5 6 (6.82%) Kubernetes
6 5 (5.68%) Kibana
6 5 (5.68%) SELinux
7 4 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (4.55%) logstash
8 3 (3.41%) collectd
8 3 (3.41%) Mesos
8 3 (3.41%) StatsD
9 2 (2.27%) Consul
10 1 (1.14%) Packer
10 1 (1.14%) Perfmon
10 1 (1.14%) Rancher
10 1 (1.14%) rkt
10 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.82%) New Relic
2 6 (6.82%) VMware
3 5 (5.68%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.68%) Trend Micro
4 4 (4.55%) Rackspace
4 4 (4.55%) SaltStack
5 3 (3.41%) Google
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle
7 1 (1.14%) Adobe
7 1 (1.14%) NetApp
7 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.14%) Splunk
7 1 (1.14%) Sun
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