Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 216 287 321
Rank change year-on-year +71 +34 +40
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 894 297 529
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.28% 0.85% 0.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.59% 2.54% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 225 371
10th Percentile £425 £400 £425
25th Percentile £500 £446 £503
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% -
75th Percentile £675 £586 £638
90th Percentile £750 £653 £688
UK median daily rate £563 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £16.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +150.00% -68.78%

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 24,932 11,700 19,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.69% 33.50% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,187 8,424 14,075
10th Percentile £320 £304 £281
25th Percentile £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% -2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £580 £588
90th Percentile £725 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £536 £495 £490
% change year-on-year +8.37% +1.02% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 208 293
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.50 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.79 £16.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £38.94 £45.05 £36.70
90th Percentile £63.18 £60.08 £73.40
UK median hourly rate £21.04 £23.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -8.52% +16.46% +12.86%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +72 588 £600 +15.66% 130
North of England -51 84 £550 +18.28% 35
North West -39 65 £550 +18.28% 24
South East -49 47 £525 +0.43% 16
Midlands -38 38 £500 +2.56% 21
South West -31 32 £589 +27.35% 11
East of England -31 25 £450 +5.88% 12
West Midlands -43 22 £477 +6.00% 17
East Midlands -14 15 £500 -4.76% 4
North East +4 11 £468 -6.50% 6
Yorkshire -34 10 £550 +17.84% 5
AWS CloudFormation
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 772 (86.35%) AWS
2 624 (69.80%) Terraform
3 611 (68.34%) DevOps
4 450 (50.34%) CI/CD
5 420 (46.98%) Infrastructure as Code
6 412 (46.09%) Python
7 376 (42.06%) Serverless
8 346 (38.70%) Azure
9 343 (38.37%) Kubernetes
10 337 (37.70%) Docker
11 287 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
12 277 (30.98%) Jenkins
13 271 (30.31%) AWS Lambda
14 259 (28.97%) Ansible
15 243 (27.18%) Bash
16 240 (26.85%) Linux
17 224 (25.06%) Java
18 197 (22.04%) PowerShell
19 164 (18.34%) JavaScript
20 156 (17.45%) Git (software)
20 156 (17.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
21 148 (16.55%) GCP
22 143 (16.00%) Finance
23 139 (15.55%) Microservices
24 129 (14.43%) GitHub
25 125 (13.98%) Amazon EC2
25 125 (13.98%) Migration
26 124 (13.87%) Windows
26 124 (13.87%) Amazon S3
27 122 (13.65%) PaaS

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 40 (4.47%) nginx
2 38 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (3.80%) Confluence
4 32 (3.58%) Apache Spark
5 20 (2.24%) Apache
6 17 (1.90%) Traefik
7 15 (1.68%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.45%) JBoss
9 12 (1.34%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.23%) WebLogic
11 9 (1.01%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.78%) CMS
13 5 (0.56%) IIS
14 3 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
15 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.22%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
16 1 (0.11%) IBM Domino
16 1 (0.11%) Luigi
16 1 (0.11%) SAS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Cloudability
2 4 (0.45%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.22%) assyst
3 2 (0.22%) Magento
3 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 772 (86.35%) AWS
2 376 (42.06%) Serverless
3 346 (38.70%) Azure
4 271 (30.31%) AWS Lambda
5 148 (16.55%) GCP
6 129 (14.43%) GitHub
7 125 (13.98%) Amazon EC2
8 124 (13.87%) Amazon S3
9 122 (13.65%) PaaS
10 118 (13.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 111 (12.42%) Amazon ECS
12 95 (10.63%) Amazon SQS
13 86 (9.62%) AWS CodePipeline
14 81 (9.06%) IaaS
15 66 (7.38%) Amazon EKS
16 59 (6.60%) Amazon Kinesis
17 58 (6.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 53 (5.93%) AWS Fargate
19 43 (4.81%) CloudFront
20 39 (4.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.92%) DNS
2 40 (4.47%) TCP/IP
3 39 (4.36%) Network Security
4 26 (2.91%) HTTP
5 25 (2.80%) Firewall
6 13 (1.45%) VPN
7 11 (1.23%) Internet
8 10 (1.12%) IPsec
8 10 (1.12%) LAN
8 10 (1.12%) WAN
9 8 (0.89%) BGP
9 8 (0.89%) NetScaler
10 7 (0.78%) DHCP
10 7 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
10 7 (0.78%) OSPF
11 5 (0.56%) FTP
12 4 (0.45%) Broadband
12 4 (0.45%) SSL
13 3 (0.34%) IPv4
14 2 (0.22%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (17.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 83 (9.28%) Amazon RDS
3 53 (5.93%) Amazon Redshift
4 47 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 45 (5.03%) Big Data
6 39 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (3.91%) Data Lake
8 28 (3.13%) Amazon Athena
9 21 (2.35%) Relational Database
10 20 (2.24%) SQL Server
11 19 (2.13%) MySQL
12 18 (2.01%) Redis
13 16 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (1.57%) MongoDB
15 11 (1.23%) Amazon Aurora
16 10 (1.12%) Delta Lake
17 9 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
17 9 (1.01%) DataStax
17 9 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
18 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 277 (30.98%) Jenkins
2 156 (17.45%) Git (software)
3 102 (11.41%) GitLab
4 97 (10.85%) TeamCity
5 77 (8.61%) Maven
6 74 (8.28%) Gradle
7 65 (7.27%) JIRA
8 41 (4.59%) CircleCI
9 25 (2.80%) SonarQube
10 23 (2.57%) Bitbucket
11 22 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
12 21 (2.35%) Artifactory
13 20 (2.24%) Mocha
14 17 (1.90%) Locust
15 15 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (1.57%) Terragrunt
17 11 (1.23%) Sinon.JS
18 9 (1.01%) Jasmine
18 9 (1.01%) Selenium
General
1 143 (16.00%) Finance
2 119 (13.31%) Social Skills
3 67 (7.49%) Public Sector
4 42 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (4.36%) Financial Institution
6 36 (4.03%) Legal
7 28 (3.13%) Banking
7 28 (3.13%) Retail
8 22 (2.46%) Law
9 16 (1.79%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.34%) Front Office
11 10 (1.12%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (0.78%) Marketing
12 7 (0.78%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.67%) Games
14 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.45%) Publishing
15 3 (0.34%) Documentation Skills
15 3 (0.34%) Electronics
15 3 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 272 (30.43%) AWS Engineer
2 239 (26.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 156 (17.45%) Cloud Engineer
4 144 (16.11%) Developer
5 136 (15.21%) Architect
6 122 (13.65%) AWS DevOps
7 105 (11.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 82 (9.17%) Cloud Architect
9 50 (5.59%) AWS Architect
10 48 (5.37%) Azure Engineer
11 43 (4.81%) Platform Engineer
12 38 (4.25%) Software Engineer
13 37 (4.14%) Azure Architect
14 35 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
15 33 (3.69%) AWS Developer
16 31 (3.47%) Full Stack Developer
17 30 (3.36%) Senior DevOps
18 26 (2.91%) Node.js Developer
18 26 (2.91%) Security Architect
19 23 (2.57%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (11.74%) Node.js
2 88 (9.84%) Kafka
3 72 (8.05%) .NET
4 69 (7.72%) React
5 53 (5.93%) REST
6 40 (4.47%) Jest
7 38 (4.25%) ADO
8 30 (3.36%) AngularJS
8 30 (3.36%) JSON
9 27 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
10 26 (2.91%) ARM Templates
11 22 (2.46%) CSS
11 22 (2.46%) HTML
11 22 (2.46%) YAML
12 21 (2.35%) Lambda Expressions
13 18 (2.01%) cloud-init
14 17 (1.90%) WireMock
15 16 (1.79%) Spring Boot
15 16 (1.79%) Web Services
16 15 (1.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 111 (12.42%) Public Cloud
2 109 (12.19%) Cloud Native
3 42 (4.70%) Data Centre
4 36 (4.03%) Hedge funds
5 32 (3.58%) Linux Command Line
6 26 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 22 (2.46%) Clustering
9 20 (2.24%) PKI
10 15 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (1.57%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
11 14 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.23%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.12%) Blog
13 10 (1.12%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.89%) iPad
15 7 (0.78%) Video on Demand
16 6 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 240 (26.85%) Linux
2 124 (13.87%) Windows
3 50 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (4.81%) CentOS
5 26 (2.91%) Unix
6 20 (2.24%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.12%) Debian
9 9 (1.01%) Amazon Linux
9 9 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.34%) AIX
10 3 (0.34%) Alpine Linux
11 2 (0.22%) Android
11 2 (0.22%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (68.34%) DevOps
2 450 (50.34%) CI/CD
3 420 (46.98%) Infrastructure as Code
4 287 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (15.55%) Microservices
6 125 (13.98%) Migration
7 120 (13.42%) Configuration Management
8 110 (12.30%) Open Source
9 99 (11.07%) Software Engineering
10 98 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (8.39%) Collaborative Working
12 73 (8.17%) Analytics
13 71 (7.94%) Scrum
14 69 (7.72%) Task Automation
15 63 (7.05%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 62 (6.94%) Data Protection
17 59 (6.60%) Test Automation
18 58 (6.49%) Load Balancing
18 58 (6.49%) Project Delivery
19 57 (6.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 412 (46.09%) Python
2 243 (27.18%) Bash
3 224 (25.06%) Java
4 197 (22.04%) PowerShell
5 164 (18.34%) JavaScript
6 89 (9.96%) C#
7 70 (7.83%) SQL
8 66 (7.38%) TypeScript
9 58 (6.49%) Go
10 39 (4.36%) Ruby
11 37 (4.14%) Scala
12 24 (2.68%) C
12 24 (2.68%) C++
13 22 (2.46%) Groovy
13 22 (2.46%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.23%) PHP
15 10 (1.12%) Kotlin
16 8 (0.89%) Perl
17 7 (0.78%) Java 8
18 6 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 70 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 58 (6.49%) AWS Certification
4 38 (4.25%) Degree
5 21 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (1.57%) CISSP
8 6 (0.67%) RHCE
9 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.11%) CCSP
10 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.11%) OSCP
10 1 (0.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.48%) GDPR
2 27 (3.02%) QA
3 20 (2.24%) NCSC
4 7 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.67%) SLA
6 5 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) NIST
8 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) SOC 1
8 1 (0.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 337 (37.70%) Docker
2 42 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.36%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.22%) LXC
8 2 (0.22%) RHEV
8 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
9 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 624 (69.80%) Terraform
2 343 (38.37%) Kubernetes
3 259 (28.97%) Ansible
4 109 (12.19%) Opscode Chef
5 96 (10.74%) Puppet
6 62 (6.94%) Docker Swarm
7 60 (6.71%) Prometheus
8 58 (6.49%) Packer
9 56 (6.26%) Grafana
10 33 (3.69%) Consul
11 27 (3.02%) HAProxy
12 20 (2.24%) Istio
12 20 (2.24%) Nagios
13 18 (2.01%) Podman
13 18 (2.01%) ZABBIX
14 17 (1.90%) Graphite
14 17 (1.90%) linkerd
15 13 (1.45%) Salt
16 12 (1.34%) Rancher
17 6 (0.67%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 109 (12.19%) Microsoft
2 56 (6.26%) Splunk
3 47 (5.26%) Databricks
4 43 (4.81%) VMware
5 39 (4.36%) Google
6 29 (3.24%) Oracle
7 25 (2.80%) Red Hat
8 20 (2.24%) PagerDuty
9 9 (1.01%) Cisco
9 9 (1.01%) New Relic
9 9 (1.01%) TOWER Software
10 7 (0.78%) AppDynamics
11 6 (0.67%) SolarWinds
12 5 (0.56%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.56%) Okta
12 5 (0.56%) SAP
13 4 (0.45%) Actifio
13 4 (0.45%) Citrix
13 4 (0.45%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.45%) Salesforce.com