Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 481 639
Rank change year-on-year +102 +158 +56
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 583 341 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.41% 0.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.10% 3.02% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 275 167
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +6.74%
10th Percentile £425 £400 £363
90th Percentile £638 £633 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 18,820 11,294 8,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.45% 13.55% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,894 7,850 6,090
England median daily rate £483 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.22% +7.78%
10th Percentile £310 £281 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 155 136
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -6.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.50 £11.42
90th Percentile £57.13 £59.79 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -16.28% -4.44%

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 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily 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 22 May 2018. 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 +35 373 £550 +7.32% 80
South East +15 70 £520 +10.64% 20
North of England +23 63 £500 +11.11% 14
South West +30 36 £500 +17.65% 4
Midlands +10 32 £525 +28.05% 4
North West -13 31 £583 +29.61% 10
West Midlands +2 29 £525 +23.53% 4
Yorkshire +15 25 £500 -6.98% 1
East of England -7 8 £550 +19.57% 12
North East +6 7 £500 +11.11% 3
East Midlands -1 3 £500 +26.58%
AWS CloudFormation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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.

1 556 (95.37%) Amazon AWS
2 453 (77.70%) DevOps
3 349 (59.86%) Ansible
4 303 (51.97%) Terraform
5 287 (49.23%) Linux
6 286 (49.06%) Python
7 263 (45.11%) Puppet
8 256 (43.91%) Docker
9 248 (42.54%) Jenkins
10 204 (34.99%) Opscode Chef
11 175 (30.02%) Continuous Integration
12 174 (29.85%) Configuration Management
13 173 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
13 173 (29.67%) Serverless
14 169 (28.99%) Windows
15 167 (28.64%) Amazon EC2
16 166 (28.47%) AWS Lambda
17 150 (25.73%) Git (software)
18 147 (25.21%) Kubernetes
19 134 (22.98%) Microsoft Azure
20 110 (18.87%) Java
21 101 (17.32%) Bash Shell
22 98 (16.81%) PowerShell
23 97 (16.64%) Node.js
24 96 (16.47%) Amazon S3
25 93 (15.95%) Amazon RDS
26 89 (15.27%) Ruby
27 88 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery
27 88 (15.09%) Packer
28 85 (14.58%) Web Services

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 41 (7.03%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (6.86%) nginx
3 35 (6.00%) Confluence
4 27 (4.63%) Apache
4 27 (4.63%) IIS
5 24 (4.12%) Tomcat
6 15 (2.57%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.06%) JBoss
8 11 (1.89%) Jetty
9 8 (1.37%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.20%) Apache Pig
11 6 (1.03%) Mongrel
12 5 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.69%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.51%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.51%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.34%) WordPress
16 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) HipChat
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 556 (95.37%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (29.67%) Serverless
3 167 (28.64%) Amazon EC2
4 166 (28.47%) AWS Lambda
5 134 (22.98%) Microsoft Azure
6 96 (16.47%) Amazon S3
7 81 (13.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 66 (11.32%) Route 53
9 64 (10.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 64 (10.98%) Google Cloud Platform
10 61 (10.46%) Amazon ELB
11 37 (6.35%) CloudFront
12 32 (5.49%) Amazon Kinesis
13 31 (5.32%) Amazon SQS
14 29 (4.97%) PaaS
15 25 (4.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 23 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
17 21 (3.60%) Datadog
17 21 (3.60%) SaaS
18 20 (3.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.49%) Firewall
2 24 (4.12%) HTTP
3 15 (2.57%) VPN
4 8 (1.37%) SMS
4 8 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.20%) DNS
5 7 (1.20%) Network Security
6 6 (1.03%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (0.86%) Internet
7 5 (0.86%) SAN
7 5 (0.86%) WAN
8 4 (0.69%) LAN
9 3 (0.51%) MQTT
9 3 (0.51%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.51%) VLAN
10 2 (0.34%) DHCP
10 2 (0.34%) MPLS
10 2 (0.34%) NAS
10 2 (0.34%) SNMP
10 2 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (15.95%) Amazon RDS
2 54 (9.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 27 (4.63%) Hadoop
4 25 (4.29%) Big Data
4 25 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 24 (4.12%) MongoDB
5 24 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (3.26%) MySQL
7 18 (3.09%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.40%) Redis
9 11 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.54%) SQL Server
12 8 (1.37%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.20%) HBase
13 7 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.86%) DB2
15 3 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 248 (42.54%) Jenkins
2 150 (25.73%) Git (software)
3 63 (10.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 61 (10.46%) TeamCity
5 43 (7.38%) JIRA
5 43 (7.38%) Vagrant
6 32 (5.49%) Travis CI
7 30 (5.15%) Maven
8 27 (4.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (4.29%) Subversion
10 24 (4.12%) GoCD
11 23 (3.95%) Ant
12 21 (3.60%) Gradle
13 20 (3.43%) Artifactory
13 20 (3.43%) CircleCI
13 20 (3.43%) SonarQube
14 18 (3.09%) Selenium
15 15 (2.57%) GitLab
16 14 (2.40%) Mercurial
17 11 (1.89%) Cucumber
General
1 49 (8.40%) Finance
2 26 (4.46%) Retail
3 16 (2.74%) Banking
4 15 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.40%) Publishing
6 9 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.37%) Advertising
8 6 (1.03%) Marketing
9 5 (0.86%) Games
10 4 (0.69%) Billing
11 3 (0.51%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.34%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 325 (55.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 185 (31.73%) AWS Engineer
3 167 (28.64%) AWS DevOps
4 143 (24.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 75 (12.86%) Senior DevOps
6 72 (12.35%) Cloud Engineer
7 67 (11.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 48 (8.23%) Developer
9 47 (8.06%) Architect
10 39 (6.69%) Consultant
11 34 (5.83%) Linux Engineer
12 29 (4.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 24 (4.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.77%) DevOps Consultant
14 22 (3.77%) Operations Engineer
15 20 (3.43%) AWS Architect
15 20 (3.43%) AWS Consultant
15 20 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (2.92%) DevOps Architect
16 17 (2.92%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (16.64%) Node.js
2 85 (14.58%) Web Services
3 61 (10.46%) Elastic Stack
4 29 (4.97%) JSON
5 25 (4.29%) .NET
6 24 (4.12%) AngularJS
7 21 (3.60%) React
8 19 (3.26%) HTML
9 16 (2.74%) REST
10 15 (2.57%) RESTful
11 14 (2.40%) CSS
11 14 (2.40%) HTML5
12 13 (2.23%) Sensu
13 12 (2.06%) .NET Framework
13 12 (2.06%) Sass
14 11 (1.89%) CSS3
15 9 (1.54%) .NET Core
15 9 (1.54%) jQuery
15 9 (1.54%) Spring
15 9 (1.54%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.52%) Linux Command Line
2 46 (7.89%) Public Cloud
3 40 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (5.49%) Private Cloud
5 24 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.60%) Fintech
7 15 (2.57%) Clustering
8 14 (2.40%) Cloud Native
9 12 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.06%) User Experience
10 11 (1.89%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.89%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.89%) PKI
11 7 (1.20%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.20%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.03%) Digital Media
12 6 (1.03%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.03%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 287 (49.23%) Linux
2 169 (28.99%) Windows
3 82 (14.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (7.89%) Unix
5 40 (6.86%) CentOS
6 39 (6.69%) Windows Server
7 32 (5.49%) Ubuntu
8 22 (3.77%) DC/OS
8 22 (3.77%) Debian
9 19 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.86%) Fedora
13 3 (0.51%) Android
13 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.34%) Solaris
15 1 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.17%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (77.70%) DevOps
2 175 (30.02%) Continuous Integration
3 174 (29.85%) Configuration Management
4 173 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 74 (12.69%) Open Source
7 69 (11.84%) Migration
8 62 (10.63%) Microservices
9 60 (10.29%) Test Automation
10 49 (8.40%) Scrum
11 47 (8.06%) Continuous Deployment
12 46 (7.89%) Deployment Automation
13 45 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (6.69%) Software Engineering
15 36 (6.17%) Auto-Scaling
15 36 (6.17%) TDD
16 31 (5.32%) Mentoring
17 29 (4.97%) SDLC
18 27 (4.63%) Load Balancing
19 26 (4.46%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 286 (49.06%) Python
2 110 (18.87%) Java
3 101 (17.32%) Bash Shell
4 98 (16.81%) PowerShell
5 89 (15.27%) Ruby
6 52 (8.92%) JavaScript
7 46 (7.89%) C#
8 36 (6.17%) Perl
9 31 (5.32%) Shell Script
10 26 (4.46%) Go
11 20 (3.43%) Groovy
11 20 (3.43%) SQL
12 18 (3.09%) PHP
13 7 (1.20%) C++
13 7 (1.20%) ES6
14 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.51%) C
16 2 (0.34%) Java 8
17 1 (0.17%) Haskell
17 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 67 (11.49%) SC Cleared
3 61 (10.46%) AWS Certification
4 15 (2.57%) Degree
5 10 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.20%) BC Cleared
7 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.03%) MCSE
9 4 (0.69%) CISM
9 4 (0.69%) CISSP
10 3 (0.51%) CISA
10 3 (0.51%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.51%) RHCE
11 2 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.34%) PMP
12 1 (0.17%) CCSA
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.60%) GCP
2 13 (2.23%) QA
3 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 256 (43.91%) Docker
2 61 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (4.29%) VirtualBox
5 21 (3.60%) Active Directory
5 21 (3.60%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.37%) Varnish
7 7 (1.20%) etcd
7 7 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.20%) Xen
8 5 (0.86%) KVM
9 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.34%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.17%) LXC
10 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 349 (59.86%) Ansible
2 303 (51.97%) Terraform
3 263 (45.11%) Puppet
4 204 (34.99%) Opscode Chef
5 147 (25.21%) Kubernetes
6 88 (15.09%) Packer
7 67 (11.49%) Salt
8 47 (8.06%) Docker Swarm
9 36 (6.17%) Kibana
10 33 (5.66%) logstash
11 29 (4.97%) Mesos
12 26 (4.46%) Nagios
13 18 (3.09%) Consul
14 16 (2.74%) Rancher
15 12 (2.06%) Graylog
16 11 (1.89%) Grafana
16 11 (1.89%) StatsD
17 7 (1.20%) collectd
17 7 (1.20%) Graphite
17 7 (1.20%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 80 (13.72%) Google
2 76 (13.04%) Splunk
3 68 (11.66%) VMware
4 54 (9.26%) Microsoft
5 40 (6.86%) Red Hat
6 26 (4.46%) New Relic
6 26 (4.46%) Oracle
7 17 (2.92%) AppDynamics
8 15 (2.57%) SaltStack
9 12 (2.06%) CA
10 10 (1.72%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.37%) Perforce
11 8 (1.37%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.20%) Rackspace
13 6 (1.03%) Cisco
13 6 (1.03%) Dynatrace
13 6 (1.03%) EMC
14 5 (0.86%) Citrix
14 5 (0.86%) Micro Focus
14 5 (0.86%) SAP