Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 264 299 375
Rank change year-on-year +35 +76 +118
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 382 760 594
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.93% 0.91% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.01% 3.22% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 514 436
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £425
90th Percentile £700 £688 £641
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.33% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £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 12,702 23,619 20,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.93% 28.28% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,566 16,338 13,775
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 291 273
Median hourly rate £33.06 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.25% +10.00% +5.37%
10th Percentile £14.75 £12.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.18 £57.50 £58.50
Median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% +15.79% +5.56%

AWS CloudFormation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS CloudFormation in England

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS CloudFormation in England.

Daily rate trend for AWS CloudFormation in England

AWS CloudFormation
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS CloudFormation in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS CloudFormation in England

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS CloudFormation in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 1 June 2020. 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 +53 233 £561 +1.13% 29
North of England +81 71 £525 - 17
North West +71 58 £525 -4.55% 11
South East +79 36 £550 +4.76% 1
South West +28 21 £576 +9.76% 2
Yorkshire +49 11 £475 - 4
Midlands +65 7 £425 -16.67% 6
East of England +11 7 £525 -8.70% 1
West Midlands +66 5 - - 5
East Midlands +26 2 £425 -5.56% 1
North East +19 2 £608 +15.71% 2
AWS CloudFormation
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 371 (97.12%) AWS
2 278 (72.77%) DevOps
3 262 (68.59%) Terraform
4 226 (59.16%) Python
5 195 (51.05%) Docker
6 188 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
7 185 (48.43%) Jenkins
8 179 (46.86%) Kubernetes
9 162 (42.41%) Serverless
10 147 (38.48%) Amazon S3
11 144 (37.70%) AWS Lambda
12 142 (37.17%) Amazon EC2
13 131 (34.29%) Java
14 125 (32.72%) Infrastructure as Code
15 117 (30.63%) Ansible
16 111 (29.06%) Finance
17 103 (26.96%) Amazon ECS
18 98 (25.65%) OpenShift
19 94 (24.61%) Opscode Chef
20 93 (24.35%) Amazon RDS
21 90 (23.56%) Web Services
22 84 (21.99%) Software Engineering
22 84 (21.99%) Puppet
23 79 (20.68%) Deployment Automation
24 78 (20.42%) Asset Management
25 77 (20.16%) Amazon Redshift
26 76 (19.90%) Amazon SQS
27 73 (19.11%) Linux
28 72 (18.85%) Front Office
28 72 (18.85%) Artifactory

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 36 (9.42%) Confluence
2 19 (4.97%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.62%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.62%) nginx
4 6 (1.57%) Apache
5 3 (0.79%) JBoss
5 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.52%) IIS
6 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.52%) WildFly
7 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.26%) Luigi
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.83%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.52%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.52%) Shopify
2 2 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 371 (97.12%) AWS
2 162 (42.41%) Serverless
3 147 (38.48%) Amazon S3
4 144 (37.70%) AWS Lambda
5 142 (37.17%) Amazon EC2
6 103 (26.96%) Amazon ECS
7 98 (25.65%) OpenShift
8 76 (19.90%) Amazon SQS
9 61 (15.97%) Azure
10 55 (14.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 41 (10.73%) GCP
12 32 (8.38%) Amazon EKS
13 29 (7.59%) Route 53
14 26 (6.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 25 (6.54%) AWS CodePipeline
16 23 (6.02%) CloudFront
17 17 (4.45%) GitHub
17 17 (4.45%) IaaS
18 15 (3.93%) Amazon EMR
18 15 (3.93%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.76%) DNS
2 19 (4.97%) Firewall
3 15 (3.93%) VPN
4 10 (2.62%) Internet
5 9 (2.36%) HTTP
6 7 (1.83%) Skype
6 7 (1.83%) WAN
7 5 (1.31%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.05%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.79%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.79%) MQTT
10 2 (0.52%) DHCP
10 2 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.52%) LAN
10 2 (0.52%) SSH
10 2 (0.52%) SSL
10 2 (0.52%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (24.35%) Amazon RDS
2 77 (20.16%) Amazon Redshift
3 22 (5.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 21 (5.50%) Big Data
5 19 (4.97%) Amazon Athena
5 19 (4.97%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.36%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.36%) RDBMS
8 8 (2.09%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.31%) MySQL
9 5 (1.31%) Redis
9 5 (1.31%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.05%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (1.05%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.79%) Spark SQL
12 2 (0.52%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 185 (48.43%) Jenkins
2 72 (18.85%) Artifactory
3 66 (17.28%) Git (software)
4 57 (14.92%) RStudio
5 46 (12.04%) JIRA
6 20 (5.24%) CircleCI
7 19 (4.97%) GitLab
7 19 (4.97%) SonarQube
8 15 (3.93%) Travis CI
9 13 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (3.40%) TeamCity
10 12 (3.14%) Bitbucket
11 10 (2.62%) Maven
12 9 (2.36%) JUnit
12 9 (2.36%) Selenium
12 9 (2.36%) Subversion
13 7 (1.83%) Bitbucket Server
13 7 (1.83%) Gradle
14 5 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (1.05%) Terragrunt
General
1 111 (29.06%) Finance
2 72 (18.85%) Front Office
3 21 (5.50%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.40%) Banking
5 9 (2.36%) Games
5 9 (2.36%) Marketing
6 7 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.79%) Billing
8 3 (0.79%) Electronics
8 3 (0.79%) Law
8 3 (0.79%) Police
9 2 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 157 (41.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 112 (29.32%) AWS Engineer
3 92 (24.08%) Developer
4 91 (23.82%) AWS DevOps
5 79 (20.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 60 (15.71%) AWS Developer
7 55 (14.40%) Architect
8 40 (10.47%) Cloud Engineer
8 40 (10.47%) Java Developer
9 37 (9.69%) AWS Architect
9 37 (9.69%) Java Software Developer
9 37 (9.69%) Lead Developer
9 37 (9.69%) Lead Java Developer
9 37 (9.69%) Lead Software Developer
10 36 (9.42%) Senior DevOps
11 33 (8.64%) Python Developer
12 31 (8.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 29 (7.59%) Python Engineer
14 23 (6.02%) Cloud Architect
14 23 (6.02%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (23.56%) Web Services
2 65 (17.02%) J2EE
3 64 (16.75%) J2SE
4 36 (9.42%) Node.js
5 13 (3.40%) .NET
5 13 (3.40%) REST
5 13 (3.40%) Swagger
5 13 (3.40%) Vue.js
6 12 (3.14%) AngularJS
6 12 (3.14%) CSS
6 12 (3.14%) React
7 11 (2.88%) YAML
8 10 (2.62%) GraphQL
8 10 (2.62%) HTML
8 10 (2.62%) JSON
9 8 (2.09%) Laravel
10 6 (1.57%) Kafka
10 6 (1.57%) RESTful
10 6 (1.57%) Sass
11 5 (1.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.28%) Fixed Income
2 63 (16.49%) Derivative
2 63 (16.49%) Equities
3 37 (9.69%) Cloud Native
4 34 (8.90%) Public Cloud
5 17 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.62%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.62%) User Experience
8 7 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.05%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.79%) Clustering
11 3 (0.79%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.79%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.79%) Replication
12 2 (0.52%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 73 (19.11%) Linux
2 25 (6.54%) Unix
3 22 (5.76%) Windows
4 11 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.31%) CentOS
5 5 (1.31%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (72.77%) DevOps
2 188 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (32.72%) Infrastructure as Code
4 84 (21.99%) Software Engineering
5 79 (20.68%) Deployment Automation
6 78 (20.42%) Asset Management
7 68 (17.80%) Decision-Making
8 56 (14.66%) Configuration Management
9 55 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (12.04%) Infrastructure Automation
11 44 (11.52%) Migration
12 43 (11.26%) Scrum
13 40 (10.47%) Microservices
14 28 (7.33%) Open Source
15 26 (6.81%) Continuous Delivery
15 26 (6.81%) TDD
16 25 (6.54%) Mentoring
17 24 (6.28%) Kanban
18 21 (5.50%) BDD
19 20 (5.24%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 226 (59.16%) Python
2 131 (34.29%) Java
3 62 (16.23%) Bash Shell
4 60 (15.71%) R
5 35 (9.16%) Ruby
6 31 (8.12%) JavaScript
7 29 (7.59%) PowerShell
8 27 (7.07%) SQL
9 20 (5.24%) TypeScript
10 19 (4.97%) Perl
11 17 (4.45%) Go
12 16 (4.19%) Groovy
13 14 (3.66%) PHP
14 11 (2.88%) C#
15 10 (2.62%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.83%) C
17 4 (1.05%) C++
17 4 (1.05%) Scala
18 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.38%) AWS Certification
2 32 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.36%) Degree
4 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.79%) CISM
5 3 (0.79%) CISSP
5 3 (0.79%) MCSA
5 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.52%) OCP
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.28%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (0.79%) NIST
3 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 195 (51.05%) Docker
2 11 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.79%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.26%) HDFS
6 1 (0.26%) LXC
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 262 (68.59%) Terraform
2 179 (46.86%) Kubernetes
3 117 (30.63%) Ansible
4 94 (24.61%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (21.99%) Puppet
6 16 (4.19%) Docker Swarm
7 15 (3.93%) Salt
8 14 (3.66%) Consul
9 11 (2.88%) Packer
10 8 (2.09%) Grafana
10 8 (2.09%) Prometheus
11 7 (1.83%) Nagios
12 5 (1.31%) Rancher
13 2 (0.52%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.52%) Istio
13 2 (0.52%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
14 1 (0.26%) Kubeflow
14 1 (0.26%) Mesos
14 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (4.71%) Google
2 12 (3.14%) Splunk
3 10 (2.62%) Oracle
4 7 (1.83%) Sparx
4 7 (1.83%) VMware
5 6 (1.57%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.57%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.31%) AppDynamics
6 5 (1.31%) Cisco
7 4 (1.05%) Fortinet
8 3 (0.79%) Aruba
8 3 (0.79%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.79%) F5
8 3 (0.79%) Juniper
8 3 (0.79%) NETGEAR
8 3 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.79%) SAP
9 2 (0.52%) Palantir
9 2 (0.52%) Tableau