Period
to 14 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for AWS CloudFormation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS CloudFormation over the 6 months to 14 November 2019 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 AWS CloudFormation
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 301 350 466
Rank change year-on-year +49 +116 +89
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 648 690 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.72% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.83% 2.97% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 531 342
England median daily rate £550 £550 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.87% +3.90%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £410
90th Percentile £675 £700 £632
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £505
% change year-on-year - +8.91% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
England median hourly rate £25.50 £75.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £75.00 -
% change year-on-year -53.33% - -

AWS CloudFormation 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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 22,897 23,239 16,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.79% 24.36% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,741 16,257 11,383
England median daily rate £500 £480 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +4.44%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 314 212
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.26 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £57.13 £59.88
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +11.11%

AWS CloudFormation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing AWS CloudFormation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for AWS CloudFormation in England

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS CloudFormation in England

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS CloudFormation in England over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS CloudFormation in England

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS CloudFormation in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS CloudFormation in England

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS CloudFormation in England over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AWS CloudFormation in England

AWS CloudFormation
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 AWS CloudFormation within the England region over the 6 months to 14 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +54 375 £575 +4.55% 92
North of England -1 100 £525 -4.55% 42
North West +35 76 £550 -21.43% 23
South West +48 65 £575 +27.78% 11
South East +27 56 £588 +8.05% 23
Midlands +48 35 £450 - 8
East Midlands +26 22 £425 +0.59% 4
Yorkshire -11 22 £503 -4.29% 18
East of England +31 16 £500 -9.09% 26
West Midlands +34 13 £600 +10.34% 4
North East -9 2 £479 -8.81% 1
AWS CloudFormation
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 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 England region with a requirement for AWS CloudFormation.

1 634 (97.84%) AWS
2 470 (72.53%) DevOps
3 377 (58.18%) Terraform
4 344 (53.09%) Python
5 322 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
6 255 (39.35%) Serverless
7 251 (38.73%) Docker
8 226 (34.88%) Amazon EC2
9 225 (34.72%) Jenkins
10 213 (32.87%) Linux
11 209 (32.25%) Ansible
12 207 (31.94%) Amazon S3
13 205 (31.64%) Java
13 205 (31.64%) AWS Lambda
14 202 (31.17%) Kubernetes
15 183 (28.24%) Infrastructure as Code
16 176 (27.16%) Opscode Chef
17 157 (24.23%) Amazon RDS
18 156 (24.07%) Git (software)
19 141 (21.76%) Security Cleared
20 138 (21.30%) Finance
21 135 (20.83%) Puppet
22 129 (19.91%) Bash Shell
23 118 (18.21%) Configuration Management
24 107 (16.51%) Azure
25 106 (16.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
26 104 (16.05%) SC Cleared
27 102 (15.74%) Web Services
28 99 (15.28%) JIRA
28 99 (15.28%) Continuous Integration

AWS CloudFormation
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 61 (9.41%) Confluence
2 30 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (3.40%) Apache Spark
4 21 (3.24%) nginx
5 11 (1.70%) Apache
6 9 (1.39%) IIS
7 6 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.46%) WordPress
10 2 (0.31%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.31%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.15%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 16 (2.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (1.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.62%) R3 Corda
3 4 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 634 (97.84%) AWS
2 255 (39.35%) Serverless
3 226 (34.88%) Amazon EC2
4 207 (31.94%) Amazon S3
5 205 (31.64%) AWS Lambda
6 107 (16.51%) Azure
7 106 (16.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 96 (14.81%) Amazon ECS
9 90 (13.89%) Amazon SQS
10 78 (12.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 74 (11.42%) GCP
12 60 (9.26%) OpenShift
13 50 (7.72%) Amazon ELB
14 44 (6.79%) Datadog
14 44 (6.79%) GitHub
15 43 (6.64%) Amazon Kinesis
15 43 (6.64%) CloudFront
16 42 (6.48%) AWS CodePipeline
17 37 (5.71%) Route 53
18 34 (5.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.48%) VPN
2 28 (4.32%) Firewall
3 11 (1.70%) Internet
4 10 (1.54%) DNS
5 8 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.08%) HTTP
7 6 (0.93%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.46%) IPsec
9 2 (0.31%) DHCP
9 2 (0.31%) FTP
9 2 (0.31%) LAN
9 2 (0.31%) Network Security
9 2 (0.31%) WAN
10 1 (0.15%) BGP
10 1 (0.15%) MQTT
10 1 (0.15%) OSPF
10 1 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.15%) SNMP
10 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (24.23%) Amazon RDS
2 85 (13.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 74 (11.42%) Amazon Redshift
4 35 (5.40%) Big Data
5 29 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 29 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (4.01%) SQL Server
7 20 (3.09%) MySQL
8 16 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.01%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.01%) Redis
10 11 (1.70%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.54%) Amazon Athena
11 10 (1.54%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.23%) HBase
12 8 (1.23%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.08%) Snowflake Schema
14 6 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
14 6 (0.93%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 225 (34.72%) Jenkins
2 156 (24.07%) Git (software)
3 99 (15.28%) JIRA
4 56 (8.64%) Artifactory
5 52 (8.02%) Sonatype Nexus
6 46 (7.10%) GitLab
7 34 (5.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 28 (4.32%) Bitbucket
9 27 (4.17%) RStudio
10 24 (3.70%) CircleCI
11 21 (3.24%) SonarQube
12 18 (2.78%) Maven
13 17 (2.62%) TeamCity
14 15 (2.31%) Selenium
15 14 (2.16%) Subversion
16 11 (1.70%) Gradle
17 9 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
18 7 (1.08%) Cucumber
18 7 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
18 7 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 138 (21.30%) Finance
2 44 (6.79%) Public Sector
3 37 (5.71%) Front Office
4 17 (2.62%) Banking
5 16 (2.47%) Retail
6 11 (1.70%) Publishing
7 10 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.23%) Billing
9 6 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.77%) Police
11 4 (0.62%) Legal
11 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.46%) Games
12 3 (0.46%) Law
13 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 2 (0.31%) Marketing
13 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.15%) Automotive
14 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 250 (38.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 163 (25.15%) AWS Engineer
3 140 (21.60%) Developer
4 99 (15.28%) AWS DevOps
5 89 (13.73%) Cloud Engineer
6 84 (12.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 69 (10.65%) AWS Developer
8 49 (7.56%) Senior DevOps
9 48 (7.41%) Architect
9 48 (7.41%) Lead Developer
10 45 (6.94%) Java Developer
11 44 (6.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 41 (6.33%) Senior Developer
13 28 (4.32%) Data Engineer
13 28 (4.32%) Platform Engineer
14 26 (4.01%) Technical Leader
15 24 (3.70%) AWS Architect
15 24 (3.70%) Python Developer
15 24 (3.70%) Software Engineer
16 23 (3.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (15.74%) Web Services
2 71 (10.96%) Node.js
3 63 (9.72%) .NET
4 36 (5.56%) JSON
5 28 (4.32%) Kafka
6 22 (3.40%) AngularJS
7 21 (3.24%) React
8 20 (3.09%) HTML
8 20 (3.09%) J2EE
9 19 (2.93%) J2SE
10 17 (2.62%) .NET Core
10 17 (2.62%) CSS
11 16 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
12 13 (2.01%) Lambda Expressions
13 12 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (1.70%) Swagger
14 11 (1.70%) Vue.js
15 10 (1.54%) RESTful
15 10 (1.54%) Spring Boot
15 10 (1.54%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 41 (6.33%) Public Cloud
4 37 (5.71%) Fixed Income
5 31 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (4.32%) Cloud Native
7 24 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
8 15 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.85%) User Experience
10 11 (1.70%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
12 9 (1.39%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.08%) Replication
14 6 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
16 4 (0.62%) Blog
16 4 (0.62%) N-Tier
16 4 (0.62%) Private Cloud
17 3 (0.46%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 213 (32.87%) Linux
2 80 (12.35%) Windows
3 67 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (4.78%) Unix
5 23 (3.55%) CentOS
6 22 (3.40%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.85%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.77%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.62%) Android
9 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.62%) Mesosphere
9 4 (0.62%) VMS
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.15%) AIX
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Debian
11 1 (0.15%) Fedora
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (72.53%) DevOps
2 322 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (28.24%) Infrastructure as Code
4 118 (18.21%) Configuration Management
5 99 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
6 98 (15.12%) Migration
6 98 (15.12%) Scrum
7 95 (14.66%) Software Engineering
8 89 (13.73%) Microservices
9 64 (9.88%) Open Source
10 62 (9.57%) Kanban
11 54 (8.33%) Decision-Making
12 46 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
13 42 (6.48%) Asset Management
14 38 (5.86%) High Availability
15 37 (5.71%) Project Delivery
16 35 (5.40%) TDD
17 34 (5.25%) ITIL
17 34 (5.25%) Visualisation
18 33 (5.09%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 344 (53.09%) Python
2 205 (31.64%) Java
3 129 (19.91%) Bash Shell
4 87 (13.43%) Ruby
5 63 (9.72%) SQL
6 58 (8.95%) JavaScript
6 58 (8.95%) PowerShell
7 43 (6.64%) Shell Script
8 40 (6.17%) Perl
9 39 (6.02%) Go
10 27 (4.17%) Scala
11 24 (3.70%) R
12 17 (2.62%) C#
13 11 (1.70%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.39%) Groovy
14 9 (1.39%) PHP
15 4 (0.62%) C
15 4 (0.62%) ES6
15 4 (0.62%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.46%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 141 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 104 (16.05%) SC Cleared
3 97 (14.97%) AWS Certification
4 27 (4.17%) Degree
5 13 (2.01%) RHCE
6 10 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.39%) MCSA
7 9 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.31%) CISSP
8 2 (0.31%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.15%) CCNA
9 1 (0.15%) CCNP
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.15%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.24%) QA
2 6 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.62%) NIST
4 3 (0.46%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.46%) NCSC
4 3 (0.46%) NIST 800
4 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.46%) SLA
5 1 (0.15%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 251 (38.73%) Docker
2 12 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.77%) LXC
6 4 (0.62%) Postfix
7 3 (0.46%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
8 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 377 (58.18%) Terraform
2 209 (32.25%) Ansible
3 202 (31.17%) Kubernetes
4 176 (27.16%) Opscode Chef
5 135 (20.83%) Puppet
6 44 (6.79%) Consul
7 37 (5.71%) Packer
8 28 (4.32%) Prometheus
9 23 (3.55%) Nagios
10 18 (2.78%) Grafana
11 13 (2.01%) Salt
12 11 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (1.08%) Mesos
14 4 (0.62%) Marathon
14 4 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.62%) yum
15 3 (0.46%) Suricata
16 2 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
16 2 (0.31%) HAProxy
16 2 (0.31%) Rancher
Vendors
1 37 (5.71%) Red Hat
2 35 (5.40%) Splunk
3 29 (4.48%) Google
4 23 (3.55%) Microsoft
5 17 (2.62%) New Relic
5 17 (2.62%) Sparx
6 11 (1.70%) Oracle
6 11 (1.70%) Teradata
7 10 (1.54%) AppDynamics
8 9 (1.39%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.23%) MuleSoft
9 8 (1.23%) SAP
9 8 (1.23%) VMware
10 6 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.77%) Tableau
12 4 (0.62%) Adobe
12 4 (0.62%) hybris
12 4 (0.62%) PagerDuty
12 4 (0.62%) Qualys
13 2 (0.31%) IBM