Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 277 291 335
Rank change year-on-year +14 +44 +105
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 326 537 682
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.87% 0.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.56% 2.83% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 408 520
Median daily rate £500 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £400 £429 £425
90th Percentile £674 £688 £700
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £90.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -82.22% +227.27%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £90.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% -82.22% +227.27%

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 12,741 18,957 23,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.34% 30.69% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,063 13,488 16,921
Median daily rate £495 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £311
90th Percentile £660 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 263 260
Median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.30 £11.28
90th Percentile £60.10 £68.75 £45.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -2.78%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -36 167 £525 -8.70% 108
North of England +52 81 £459 -12.67% 64
North West +44 67 £450 -14.29% 43
South East +87 29 £550 -5.38% 30
South West +78 17 £655 +8.71% 14
East of England +50 11 £425 -19.05% 14
Midlands +43 10 £488 +8.33% 11
West Midlands +33 9 £425 -34.62% 9
Yorkshire +29 9 £459 -8.76% 19
North East +35 5 £475 -21.81% 2
East Midlands +22 1 £525 +20.00% 2
AWS CloudFormation
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 315 (96.63%) AWS
2 198 (60.74%) DevOps
3 183 (56.13%) Terraform
4 157 (48.16%) Python
5 138 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (38.65%) Ansible
7 123 (37.73%) Jenkins
7 123 (37.73%) Infrastructure as Code
8 114 (34.97%) Serverless
9 95 (29.14%) AWS Lambda
10 87 (26.69%) Docker
11 86 (26.38%) Kubernetes
12 80 (24.54%) Linux
12 80 (24.54%) Java
13 78 (23.93%) Azure
14 77 (23.62%) Microservices
15 73 (22.39%) Opscode Chef
16 69 (21.17%) Amazon EC2
17 67 (20.55%) Amazon ECS
18 62 (19.02%) Amazon S3
19 60 (18.40%) Puppet
20 57 (17.48%) Git (software)
21 53 (16.26%) Security Cleared
22 50 (15.34%) Scrum
23 49 (15.03%) Configuration Management
23 49 (15.03%) REST
23 49 (15.03%) Amazon EKS
24 48 (14.72%) Finance
25 47 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
25 47 (14.42%) Amazon CloudWatch

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 23 (7.06%) Confluence
2 13 (3.99%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.84%) nginx
5 5 (1.53%) JBoss
5 5 (1.53%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.23%) IIS
6 4 (1.23%) Jupyter
6 4 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.92%) Apache
7 3 (0.92%) CMS
8 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 315 (96.63%) AWS
2 114 (34.97%) Serverless
3 95 (29.14%) AWS Lambda
4 78 (23.93%) Azure
5 69 (21.17%) Amazon EC2
6 67 (20.55%) Amazon ECS
7 62 (19.02%) Amazon S3
8 49 (15.03%) Amazon EKS
9 47 (14.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 37 (11.35%) AWS CodePipeline
10 37 (11.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 35 (10.74%) GCP
12 31 (9.51%) Amazon ELB
12 31 (9.51%) Amazon Kinesis
13 30 (9.20%) Amazon SQS
14 27 (8.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 27 (8.28%) PaaS
15 26 (7.98%) SaaS
16 25 (7.67%) CloudFront
17 24 (7.36%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.37%) Firewall
2 8 (2.45%) VPN
3 7 (2.15%) Network Security
4 6 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (1.84%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.92%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (0.92%) DNS
6 3 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.92%) H.323
6 3 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.92%) MGCP
6 3 (0.92%) NX-OS
6 3 (0.92%) Sourcefire
6 3 (0.92%) SSH
6 3 (0.92%) VoIP
6 3 (0.92%) WAN
6 3 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.88%) Amazon RDS
2 33 (10.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 28 (8.59%) Relational Database
4 26 (7.98%) NoSQL
5 22 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (6.44%) MySQL
7 20 (6.13%) RDBMS
7 20 (6.13%) SQL Server
8 16 (4.91%) Amazon Redshift
8 16 (4.91%) Redis
9 13 (3.99%) Amazon Athena
9 13 (3.99%) MongoDB
10 11 (3.37%) Amazon Aurora
11 10 (3.07%) Big Data
11 10 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (2.15%) Amazon QuickSight
12 7 (2.15%) Hadoop
12 7 (2.15%) Tableau
13 6 (1.84%) Looker
13 6 (1.84%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 123 (37.73%) Jenkins
2 57 (17.48%) Git (software)
3 31 (9.51%) JIRA
4 27 (8.28%) GitLab
5 19 (5.83%) SonarQube
6 16 (4.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (2.76%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.15%) Gradle
8 7 (2.15%) Selenium
8 7 (2.15%) Subversion
9 6 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (1.84%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.53%) CircleCI
10 5 (1.53%) Terragrunt
11 3 (0.92%) Cypress.io
11 3 (0.92%) Maven
11 3 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.61%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (14.72%) Finance
2 27 (8.28%) Banking
3 17 (5.21%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.53%) Retail
6 3 (0.92%) Advertising
6 3 (0.92%) Billing
6 3 (0.92%) Law
7 2 (0.61%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) German Language
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 109 (33.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 77 (23.62%) AWS Engineer
3 70 (21.47%) Developer
4 49 (15.03%) Architect
5 41 (12.58%) AWS DevOps
6 34 (10.43%) Cloud Engineer
7 31 (9.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 28 (8.59%) Cloud Architect
9 24 (7.36%) AWS Developer
10 20 (6.13%) AWS Architect
10 20 (6.13%) Senior DevOps
11 19 (5.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 16 (4.91%) Security Architect
13 14 (4.29%) Java Developer
14 12 (3.68%) Data Engineer
15 11 (3.37%) C# Developer
15 11 (3.37%) C# Quant Developer
15 11 (3.37%) Consultant
15 11 (3.37%) Quantitative Developer
16 10 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.03%) REST
2 42 (12.88%) Node.js
3 34 (10.43%) .NET
4 27 (8.28%) Kafka
5 26 (7.98%) Web Services
6 24 (7.36%) SOAP
7 23 (7.06%) HTML
8 20 (6.13%) Spring
9 18 (5.52%) Redux
10 17 (5.21%) Lambda Expressions
10 17 (5.21%) Spring Boot
11 16 (4.91%) HTML5
12 15 (4.60%) CSS
13 14 (4.29%) Elastic Stack
14 13 (3.99%) Flask
14 13 (3.99%) React
15 12 (3.68%) .NET Core
15 12 (3.68%) Django
16 9 (2.76%) FIX Protocol
16 9 (2.76%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.59%) Enterprise Software
2 23 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.44%) Cloud Native
4 19 (5.83%) Data Structures
5 17 (5.21%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.99%) Algorithms
6 13 (3.99%) Clustering
7 11 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (3.37%) Hedge funds
8 8 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (2.15%) User Experience
10 5 (1.53%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.92%) Blog
12 3 (0.92%) Over-the-Top Content
12 3 (0.92%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 80 (24.54%) Linux
2 35 (10.74%) Windows
3 16 (4.91%) Unix
4 14 (4.29%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.15%) CentOS
7 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.92%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.61%) VMS
10 1 (0.31%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (60.74%) DevOps
2 138 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (37.73%) Infrastructure as Code
4 77 (23.62%) Microservices
5 50 (15.34%) Scrum
6 49 (15.03%) Configuration Management
7 47 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (8.59%) Software Engineering
10 27 (8.28%) TDD
11 26 (7.98%) Migration
12 20 (6.13%) Web Development
13 19 (5.83%) Infrastructure Automation
14 18 (5.52%) Auto-Scaling
14 18 (5.52%) Test Automation
15 17 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (5.21%) Security Architecture
16 16 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
16 16 (4.91%) Fintech
16 16 (4.91%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 157 (48.16%) Python
2 80 (24.54%) Java
3 45 (13.80%) JavaScript
4 40 (12.27%) Bash Shell
5 36 (11.04%) SQL
6 32 (9.82%) PowerShell
7 25 (7.67%) TypeScript
8 21 (6.44%) C#
9 19 (5.83%) Go
10 16 (4.91%) C++
11 9 (2.76%) Ruby
12 6 (1.84%) PHP
12 6 (1.84%) R
13 4 (1.23%) C
13 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.92%) Cypher
14 3 (0.92%) Scala
15 2 (0.61%) ES6
15 2 (0.61%) Groovy
15 2 (0.61%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 53 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 46 (14.11%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.67%) AWS Certification
4 8 (2.45%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.84%) Degree
6 5 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.23%) CCNP
7 4 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.23%) CISSP
8 3 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.61%) CCNA
10 1 (0.31%) CCIE
10 1 (0.31%) CEH
10 1 (0.31%) CISA
10 1 (0.31%) CISM
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.53%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.61%) GDPR
3 2 (0.61%) NIST
3 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (26.69%) Docker
2 18 (5.52%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.53%) HDFS
6 5 (1.53%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.61%) etcd
8 2 (0.61%) Varnish
8 2 (0.61%) vSphere
9 1 (0.31%) LXC
9 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 183 (56.13%) Terraform
2 126 (38.65%) Ansible
3 86 (26.38%) Kubernetes
4 73 (22.39%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (18.40%) Puppet
6 8 (2.45%) Prometheus
7 6 (1.84%) Grafana
7 6 (1.84%) Nagios
7 6 (1.84%) Packer
8 5 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (1.53%) Salt
9 4 (1.23%) Consul
9 4 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.92%) Marathon
10 3 (0.92%) Mesos
11 2 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 21 (6.44%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.83%) VMware
3 15 (4.60%) Oracle
4 12 (3.68%) Google
4 12 (3.68%) Splunk
5 9 (2.76%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.45%) F5
7 7 (2.15%) Cisco
7 7 (2.15%) Dynatrace
8 6 (1.84%) Informatica
9 4 (1.23%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.23%) Palo Alto
10 3 (0.92%) ExtraHop
10 3 (0.92%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.92%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.92%) Teradata
10 3 (0.92%) Vertica
11 2 (0.61%) Databricks
11 2 (0.61%) Okta
11 2 (0.61%) Red Hat