Period
to 14 May 2021

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 May 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.

Amazon AWS CloudFormation
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 285 276 305
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29 +83
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 385 415 728
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.92% 0.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.45% 2.98% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 324 483
10th Percentile £413 £450 £425
25th Percentile £463 £500 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £519 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -5.68% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £625 £638 £625
90th Percentile £675 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £90.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £51.25

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 15,725 13,944 23,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.65% 30.83% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,365 9,915 16,640
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £598 £600 £588
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 215 230
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.68 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.44 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +6.95% -1.58%
75th Percentile £40.00 £39.31 £33.89
90th Percentile £61.93 £57.00 £50.88
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.66
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.18% +5.01%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -47 236 £550 -0.63% 95
North of England +16 49 £468 -10.95% 47
North West -5 43 £475 -9.52% 25
South East +13 27 £545 -0.91% 15
South West +42 26 £557 -3.34% 8
Midlands +12 14 £525 +23.53% 11
East of England +36 11 £425 -19.05% 9
West Midlands +7 11 £525 +16.67% 7
Yorkshire +31 5 £459 -7.14% 13
East Midlands +14 3 £465 +9.41% 4
North East +20 1 £600 -1.23% 9
AWS CloudFormation
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 363 (94.29%) AWS
2 231 (60.00%) DevOps
3 226 (58.70%) Terraform
4 166 (43.12%) Python
5 157 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (37.92%) Jenkins
7 140 (36.36%) Ansible
7 140 (36.36%) Infrastructure as Code
8 125 (32.47%) Serverless
9 120 (31.17%) Docker
10 119 (30.91%) Azure
11 113 (29.35%) Linux
12 108 (28.05%) AWS Lambda
13 103 (26.75%) Kubernetes
14 90 (23.38%) Java
15 81 (21.04%) Amazon S3
15 81 (21.04%) Microservices
16 78 (20.26%) Git (software)
17 77 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
17 77 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
18 73 (18.96%) Security Cleared
19 68 (17.66%) Finance
20 67 (17.40%) .NET
21 66 (17.14%) Puppet
22 64 (16.62%) Configuration Management
23 62 (16.10%) GCP
24 61 (15.84%) JavaScript
25 60 (15.58%) Amazon ECS
26 59 (15.32%) SC Cleared
27 54 (14.03%) Scrum

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 24 (6.23%) Confluence
2 13 (3.38%) Apache Spark
2 13 (3.38%) nginx
3 9 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.56%) Apache
5 5 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.04%) IIS
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.78%) CMS
7 3 (0.78%) JBoss
7 3 (0.78%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.52%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 363 (94.29%) AWS
2 125 (32.47%) Serverless
3 119 (30.91%) Azure
4 108 (28.05%) AWS Lambda
5 81 (21.04%) Amazon S3
6 77 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
7 62 (16.10%) GCP
8 60 (15.58%) Amazon ECS
9 48 (12.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 46 (11.95%) Amazon EKS
11 42 (10.91%) Amazon SQS
11 42 (10.91%) AWS CodePipeline
12 33 (8.57%) PaaS
13 31 (8.05%) CloudFront
14 30 (7.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 29 (7.53%) GitHub
16 28 (7.27%) OpenShift
17 26 (6.75%) Amazon ELB
18 25 (6.49%) Amazon Kinesis
19 23 (5.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.19%) Firewall
2 8 (2.08%) Network Security
3 7 (1.82%) DNS
4 6 (1.56%) VPN
5 5 (1.30%) Internet
6 4 (1.04%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.04%) WAN
7 3 (0.78%) IPv4
7 3 (0.78%) LAN
7 3 (0.78%) SSH
7 3 (0.78%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.52%) HTTP
8 2 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.52%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.26%) Broadband
9 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.26%) MQTT
9 1 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.99%) Amazon RDS
2 40 (10.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 27 (7.01%) SQL Server
4 26 (6.75%) NoSQL
5 25 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (5.97%) Relational Database
7 20 (5.19%) MongoDB
8 18 (4.68%) MySQL
9 17 (4.42%) Amazon Redshift
9 17 (4.42%) RDBMS
10 16 (4.16%) Amazon Athena
11 15 (3.90%) Big Data
12 8 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.82%) Tableau
14 6 (1.56%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.56%) Looker
14 6 (1.56%) PowerCenter
14 6 (1.56%) Redis
15 5 (1.30%) Amazon Aurora
15 5 (1.30%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 146 (37.92%) Jenkins
2 78 (20.26%) Git (software)
3 38 (9.87%) JIRA
4 30 (7.79%) GitLab
5 20 (5.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (4.42%) SonarQube
7 14 (3.64%) Gradle
7 14 (3.64%) Maven
7 14 (3.64%) Selenium
7 14 (3.64%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.12%) Vagrant
9 9 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (2.08%) Bitbucket
10 8 (2.08%) CircleCI
10 8 (2.08%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.08%) Cypress.io
11 7 (1.82%) JUnit
11 7 (1.82%) Subversion
12 5 (1.30%) webpack
13 4 (1.04%) Travis CI
General
1 68 (17.66%) Finance
2 39 (10.13%) Social Skills
3 25 (6.49%) Public Sector
4 18 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.42%) Banking
6 6 (1.56%) Retail
7 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.78%) Billing
8 3 (0.78%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.52%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 120 (31.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 91 (23.64%) AWS Engineer
3 88 (22.86%) Developer
4 51 (13.25%) Architect
5 47 (12.21%) AWS DevOps
6 41 (10.65%) Cloud Engineer
7 39 (10.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 30 (7.79%) C# Developer
9 29 (7.53%) Cloud Architect
10 25 (6.49%) AWS Architect
11 24 (6.23%) AWS Developer
12 23 (5.97%) C# Quant Developer
12 23 (5.97%) Quantitative Developer
13 21 (5.45%) Senior DevOps
13 21 (5.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 20 (5.19%) Data Engineer
15 18 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
16 16 (4.16%) Java Developer
16 16 (4.16%) Platform Engineer
17 15 (3.90%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (17.40%) .NET
2 41 (10.65%) Node.js
3 38 (9.87%) REST
4 35 (9.09%) Web Services
5 31 (8.05%) .NET Core
6 26 (6.75%) Kafka
7 23 (5.97%) HTML
7 23 (5.97%) React
7 23 (5.97%) Spring
8 19 (4.94%) CSS
9 17 (4.42%) Elastic Stack
10 16 (4.16%) HTML5
10 16 (4.16%) Spring Boot
11 15 (3.90%) AngularJS
11 15 (3.90%) Lambda Expressions
12 14 (3.64%) Redux
13 12 (3.12%) JSON
13 12 (3.12%) YAML
14 10 (2.60%) Jest
14 10 (2.60%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.39%) Enterprise Software
2 37 (9.61%) Public Cloud
3 31 (8.05%) Data Structures
4 26 (6.75%) Algorithms
5 23 (5.97%) Cloud Native
5 23 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (5.97%) Hedge funds
6 15 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (3.64%) Clustering
8 8 (2.08%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.82%) User Experience
10 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.78%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.52%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 113 (29.35%) Linux
2 52 (13.51%) Windows
3 19 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (3.90%) Unix
5 14 (3.64%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.60%) CentOS
7 5 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (60.00%) DevOps
2 157 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (36.36%) Infrastructure as Code
4 81 (21.04%) Microservices
5 64 (16.62%) Configuration Management
6 54 (14.03%) Scrum
7 53 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (13.77%) Software Engineering
8 32 (8.31%) Migration
8 32 (8.31%) Open Source
9 31 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (7.01%) Fintech
11 26 (6.75%) TDD
12 25 (6.49%) Test Automation
13 24 (6.23%) OO
13 24 (6.23%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 23 (5.97%) Portfolio Management
15 22 (5.71%) Infrastructure Automation
16 20 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
16 20 (5.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 166 (43.12%) Python
2 90 (23.38%) Java
3 61 (15.84%) JavaScript
4 53 (13.77%) PowerShell
5 51 (13.25%) C#
6 47 (12.21%) SQL
7 36 (9.35%) Bash Shell
7 36 (9.35%) C++
8 31 (8.05%) TypeScript
9 23 (5.97%) Go
10 17 (4.42%) Ruby
11 12 (3.12%) C
11 12 (3.12%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.34%) PHP
13 7 (1.82%) Scala
14 6 (1.56%) Groovy
15 4 (1.04%) Perl
15 4 (1.04%) R
15 4 (1.04%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.78%) Cypher
Qualifications
1 73 (18.96%) Security Cleared
2 59 (15.32%) SC Cleared
3 45 (11.69%) AWS Certification
4 12 (3.12%) Degree
5 9 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.30%) CISSP
7 5 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.26%) CEH
9 1 (0.26%) CISM
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.12%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) GDPR
3 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) PSD2
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 120 (31.17%) Docker
2 16 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.78%) HDFS
8 2 (0.52%) Squid
8 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 226 (58.70%) Terraform
2 140 (36.36%) Ansible
3 103 (26.75%) Kubernetes
4 77 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (17.14%) Puppet
6 17 (4.42%) Nagios
7 16 (4.16%) Grafana
8 15 (3.90%) Prometheus
9 14 (3.64%) Packer
10 10 (2.60%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.04%) SCCM
13 3 (0.78%) Marathon
13 3 (0.78%) Mesos
13 3 (0.78%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.52%) Kibana
15 1 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 33 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.19%) Oracle
3 15 (3.90%) Google
4 13 (3.38%) Informatica
5 12 (3.12%) VMware
6 9 (2.34%) Splunk
7 6 (1.56%) Databricks
7 6 (1.56%) New Relic
8 4 (1.04%) Alibaba
8 4 (1.04%) IBM
8 4 (1.04%) SAP
8 4 (1.04%) SolarWinds
9 3 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.78%) Citrix
9 3 (0.78%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.78%) Teradata
9 3 (0.78%) Vertica
10 2 (0.52%) Demandware
10 2 (0.52%) F5