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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 296 292 264
Rank change year-on-year -4 -28 +24
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 635 467 355
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.90% 0.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.48% 2.53% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 342 291
10th Percentile £456 £425 £425
25th Percentile £507 £475 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £529 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.42% -3.82% -
75th Percentile £700 £631 £622
90th Percentile £775 £688 £700
UK median daily rate £555 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +5.71% -4.55% -

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 25,602 18,489 11,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.72% 35.68% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,880 13,192 8,329
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
25th Percentile £445 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 312 164
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.63 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -4.76%
75th Percentile £42.00 £39.50 £33.94
90th Percentile £74.60 £65.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.44%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -31 383 £625 +13.64% 81
North of England -18 89 £600 +20.00% 34
North West -21 61 £600 +20.00% 14
South East 0 51 £525 -4.55% 11
South West -20 26 £594 +10.26% 17
Yorkshire -15 22 £675 +58.82% 17
Midlands -38 20 £500 -4.76% 11
West Midlands -44 11 £574 +9.33% 6
East Midlands -4 9 £500 +14.94% 5
North East - 8 £550 - 3
East of England -24 4 £631 +14.77% 4
AWS CloudFormation
UK

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 582 (91.65%) AWS
2 458 (72.13%) Terraform
3 455 (71.65%) DevOps
4 335 (52.76%) CI/CD
5 311 (48.98%) Python
6 309 (48.66%) Kubernetes
7 278 (43.78%) Serverless
8 276 (43.46%) Docker
9 265 (41.73%) Infrastructure as Code
10 247 (38.90%) AWS Lambda
11 235 (37.01%) Agile
12 233 (36.69%) Jenkins
13 216 (34.02%) Linux
14 211 (33.23%) Ansible
15 183 (28.82%) Bash
16 180 (28.35%) Azure
17 167 (26.30%) Amazon EC2
18 160 (25.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 150 (23.62%) Java
20 148 (23.31%) Microservices
21 143 (22.52%) Git (software)
22 128 (20.16%) Amazon S3
23 125 (19.69%) Puppet
24 122 (19.21%) Configuration Management
25 117 (18.43%) DynamoDB
26 116 (18.27%) Software Engineering
27 112 (17.64%) JavaScript
28 111 (17.48%) Amazon ECS
28 111 (17.48%) Social Skills
29 110 (17.32%) GCP

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 43 (6.77%) nginx
2 32 (5.04%) Traefik
3 24 (3.78%) Confluence
4 12 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.94%) GeoServer
5 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.79%) IIS
6 5 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.63%) Apache
7 4 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.31%) Camunda
9 1 (0.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.26%) assyst
2 3 (0.47%) Cloudability
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.16%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 582 (91.65%) AWS
2 278 (43.78%) Serverless
3 247 (38.90%) AWS Lambda
4 180 (28.35%) Azure
5 167 (26.30%) Amazon EC2
6 160 (25.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 128 (20.16%) Amazon S3
8 111 (17.48%) Amazon ECS
9 110 (17.32%) GCP
10 95 (14.96%) AWS CodePipeline
11 88 (13.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 63 (9.92%) GitHub
13 62 (9.76%) PaaS
14 60 (9.45%) Azure DevOps
15 58 (9.13%) Amazon SQS
15 58 (9.13%) AWS Fargate
16 55 (8.66%) Amazon EKS
17 50 (7.87%) Route 53
18 48 (7.56%) OpenShift
19 46 (7.24%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.61%) DNS
2 58 (9.13%) TCP/IP
3 36 (5.67%) Firewall
4 21 (3.31%) Network Security
5 19 (2.99%) VPN
6 13 (2.05%) HTTP
7 11 (1.73%) IPsec
8 10 (1.57%) FTP
9 9 (1.42%) DHCP
10 7 (1.10%) Internet
10 7 (1.10%) tcpdump
11 4 (0.63%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.63%) SSH
12 3 (0.47%) BGP
12 3 (0.47%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.47%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.47%) SNMP
13 2 (0.31%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.31%) LAN
13 2 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (18.43%) DynamoDB
2 84 (13.23%) Amazon RDS
3 40 (6.30%) Amazon Redshift
4 39 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (3.62%) NoSQL
7 22 (3.46%) Relational Database
8 21 (3.31%) Amazon Aurora
8 21 (3.31%) Big Data
9 20 (3.15%) Redis
10 17 (2.68%) MySQL
11 15 (2.36%) Amazon Athena
12 11 (1.73%) SQL Server
13 8 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.26%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.10%) Delta Lake
15 5 (0.79%) DocumentDB
15 5 (0.79%) Metadata
15 5 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.79%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 233 (36.69%) Jenkins
2 143 (22.52%) Git (software)
3 107 (16.85%) GitLab
4 59 (9.29%) JIRA
5 47 (7.40%) Artifactory
6 36 (5.67%) Gradle
7 34 (5.35%) Maven
7 34 (5.35%) TeamCity
8 17 (2.68%) CircleCI
8 17 (2.68%) SonarQube
9 15 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (1.89%) Bitbucket
11 12 (1.89%) git-flow
12 9 (1.42%) Selenium
13 8 (1.26%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.26%) Locust
14 7 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (0.79%) Babel
15 5 (0.79%) webpack
General
1 111 (17.48%) Social Skills
2 109 (17.17%) Finance
3 48 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (5.67%) Public Sector
5 26 (4.09%) Banking
6 21 (3.31%) Legal
7 20 (3.15%) Financial Institution
8 16 (2.52%) Law
9 12 (1.89%) Front Office
10 10 (1.57%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (0.94%) Influencing Skills
11 6 (0.94%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.63%) Retail
13 2 (0.31%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (0.31%) Games
13 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Publishing
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 267 (42.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 225 (35.43%) AWS Engineer
3 149 (23.46%) AWS DevOps
4 139 (21.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 89 (14.02%) Developer
6 77 (12.13%) Cloud Engineer
7 48 (7.56%) Architect
8 40 (6.30%) Platform Engineer
8 40 (6.30%) Software Engineer
9 38 (5.98%) Azure Engineer
10 36 (5.67%) AWS Developer
11 26 (4.09%) Cloud Architect
12 23 (3.62%) AWS Architect
13 22 (3.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 20 (3.15%) AWS Software Engineer
14 20 (3.15%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 19 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (2.83%) Cloud Platform Engineer
16 18 (2.83%) Senior Developer
17 17 (2.68%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (14.17%) Node.js
2 66 (10.39%) Kafka
3 64 (10.08%) .NET
4 58 (9.13%) React
5 41 (6.46%) cloud-init
5 41 (6.46%) Elastic Stack
6 36 (5.67%) JSON
7 33 (5.20%) RESTful
8 28 (4.41%) REST
9 22 (3.46%) Spring
10 21 (3.31%) ADO
11 20 (3.15%) YAML
12 18 (2.83%) ARM Templates
13 15 (2.36%) CSS
14 14 (2.20%) Spring Boot
15 13 (2.05%) HTML
16 12 (1.89%) GraphQL
16 12 (1.89%) OAuth
16 12 (1.89%) Sensu
17 10 (1.57%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.08%) Cloud Native
2 59 (9.29%) Public Cloud
3 39 (6.14%) PKI
4 36 (5.67%) Clustering
5 30 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (4.41%) Linux Command Line
7 27 (4.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (2.99%) Hedge funds
9 17 (2.68%) Data Structures
10 15 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (2.20%) Algorithms
12 12 (1.89%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.73%) Legacy Systems
14 9 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
15 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.79%) Private Cloud
16 5 (0.79%) Tandem
16 5 (0.79%) User Experience
16 5 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 216 (34.02%) Linux
2 72 (11.34%) Windows
3 57 (8.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (8.50%) CentOS
5 23 (3.62%) Unix
6 9 (1.42%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.94%) Alpine Linux
7 6 (0.94%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.16%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (71.65%) DevOps
2 335 (52.76%) CI/CD
3 265 (41.73%) Infrastructure as Code
4 235 (37.01%) Agile
5 148 (23.31%) Microservices
6 122 (19.21%) Configuration Management
7 116 (18.27%) Software Engineering
8 94 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
9 93 (14.65%) Test Automation
10 69 (10.87%) Scrum
11 68 (10.71%) Unit Testing
12 62 (9.76%) Migration
12 62 (9.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 54 (8.50%) Continuous Delivery
14 52 (8.19%) Open Source
15 51 (8.03%) Load Balancing
16 46 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
17 44 (6.93%) Analytics
17 44 (6.93%) Data Protection
17 44 (6.93%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 311 (48.98%) Python
2 183 (28.82%) Bash
3 150 (23.62%) Java
4 112 (17.64%) JavaScript
5 99 (15.59%) PowerShell
6 97 (15.28%) Go
7 80 (12.60%) Ruby
8 66 (10.39%) SQL
9 55 (8.66%) TypeScript
10 33 (5.20%) C#
11 25 (3.94%) Shell Script
12 24 (3.78%) Scala
13 18 (2.83%) Groovy
14 15 (2.36%) ES6
15 8 (1.26%) C++
15 8 (1.26%) VBScript
16 7 (1.10%) C
16 7 (1.10%) Perl
17 4 (0.63%) Rust
18 3 (0.47%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 109 (17.17%) Security Cleared
2 101 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 51 (8.03%) AWS Certification
4 25 (3.94%) Degree
5 19 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.47%) CCA
7 3 (0.47%) HND
7 3 (0.47%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.98%) NCSC
2 27 (4.25%) QA
3 22 (3.46%) GDPR
4 10 (1.57%) Accessibility
5 5 (0.79%) SLA
6 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 276 (43.46%) Docker
2 52 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.05%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.31%) Squid
6 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) LXC
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 458 (72.13%) Terraform
2 309 (48.66%) Kubernetes
3 211 (33.23%) Ansible
4 125 (19.69%) Puppet
5 85 (13.39%) Opscode Chef
6 77 (12.13%) Prometheus
7 74 (11.65%) Grafana
8 65 (10.24%) Packer
9 51 (8.03%) Docker Swarm
10 42 (6.61%) Graphite
11 39 (6.14%) ZABBIX
12 38 (5.98%) Consul
13 34 (5.35%) Istio
14 33 (5.20%) Podman
15 32 (5.04%) HAProxy
16 31 (4.88%) linkerd
17 16 (2.52%) Kibana
17 16 (2.52%) Salt
18 11 (1.73%) Mesos
18 11 (1.73%) Nagios
Vendors
1 79 (12.44%) Splunk
2 57 (8.98%) VMware
3 54 (8.50%) Microsoft
4 46 (7.24%) PagerDuty
5 38 (5.98%) Google
6 18 (2.83%) Databricks
7 13 (2.05%) Oracle
7 13 (2.05%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.73%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.42%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.26%) Cisco
11 6 (0.94%) New Relic
12 5 (0.79%) NetApp
12 5 (0.79%) Snow
13 4 (0.63%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.63%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.63%) SAP
14 3 (0.47%) CA
14 3 (0.47%) Jitterbit
14 3 (0.47%) SolarWinds