Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 260 274 392
Rank change year-on-year +14 +118 +98
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 298 826 595
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.99% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.07% 3.43% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 543 461
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £702 £680 £660
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -6.67% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% -6.67% -

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 9,712 24,103 20,960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.08% 29.01% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,495 16,608 14,496
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £308
90th Percentile £688 £656 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 349 295
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% +20.51% -7.14%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.75 £71.05 £74.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.88 £19.00
% change year-on-year +59.96% +15.16% -

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +16 180 £550 -1.79% 69
North of England +81 59 £450 -10.00% 27
North West +67 49 £440 -20.00% 14
South East +104 28 £500 -4.76% 17
South West +36 17 £603 +9.55% 8
Yorkshire +57 10 £475 - 10
Midlands +60 5 £425 -5.56% 10
West Midlands +61 3 - - 7
East Midlands +26 2 £425 - 3
East of England +45 1 - - 4
AWS CloudFormation
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 287 (96.31%) AWS
2 212 (71.14%) DevOps
3 206 (69.13%) Terraform
4 191 (64.09%) Python
5 169 (56.71%) Docker
6 159 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
7 155 (52.01%) Jenkins
8 147 (49.33%) Kubernetes
9 139 (46.64%) Serverless
10 118 (39.60%) AWS Lambda
10 118 (39.60%) Amazon EC2
11 115 (38.59%) Java
12 110 (36.91%) Amazon S3
13 104 (34.90%) Finance
14 101 (33.89%) Amazon ECS
15 93 (31.21%) Infrastructure as Code
16 90 (30.20%) OpenShift
17 83 (27.85%) Amazon RDS
18 81 (27.18%) Software Engineering
19 79 (26.51%) Web Services
20 77 (25.84%) Linux
21 76 (25.50%) Ansible
22 70 (23.49%) Amazon Redshift
22 70 (23.49%) Deployment Automation
23 69 (23.15%) Artifactory
24 68 (22.82%) Bash Shell
25 65 (21.81%) Decision-Making
26 64 (21.48%) Front Office
27 63 (21.14%) Asset Management
27 63 (21.14%) Amazon SQS

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 27 (9.06%) Confluence
2 8 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.68%) Jupyter
2 8 (2.68%) nginx
3 6 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.68%) Apache
5 2 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.34%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) JBoss
6 1 (0.34%) Luigi
6 1 (0.34%) OpenWhisk
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.67%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 287 (96.31%) AWS
2 139 (46.64%) Serverless
3 118 (39.60%) Amazon EC2
3 118 (39.60%) AWS Lambda
4 110 (36.91%) Amazon S3
5 101 (33.89%) Amazon ECS
6 90 (30.20%) OpenShift
7 63 (21.14%) Amazon SQS
8 52 (17.45%) Azure
9 42 (14.09%) Amazon EKS
10 40 (13.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 36 (12.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 25 (8.39%) GCP
13 24 (8.05%) AWS CloudTrail
14 22 (7.38%) Route 53
15 19 (6.38%) AWS CodePipeline
16 16 (5.37%) Coveralls
17 15 (5.03%) CloudFront
18 14 (4.70%) Amazon Kinesis
19 11 (3.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.06%) DNS
2 16 (5.37%) Firewall
2 16 (5.37%) HTTP
3 14 (4.70%) VPN
4 7 (2.35%) Internet
5 6 (2.01%) Network Security
5 6 (2.01%) Skype
6 5 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.68%) WAN
7 4 (1.34%) OpenVPN
8 3 (1.01%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.67%) LAN
10 1 (0.34%) MQTT
10 1 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.34%) Spanning Tree
10 1 (0.34%) SSH
10 1 (0.34%) VLAN
10 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (27.85%) Amazon RDS
2 70 (23.49%) Amazon Redshift
3 26 (8.72%) NoSQL
4 23 (7.72%) Relational Database
5 17 (5.70%) RDBMS
6 15 (5.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 14 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.68%) Amazon Athena
8 8 (2.68%) Big Data
8 8 (2.68%) Redis
9 7 (2.35%) Amazon Aurora
9 7 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.01%) MySQL
11 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.34%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.67%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.67%) Impala
Development Applications
1 155 (52.01%) Jenkins
2 69 (23.15%) Artifactory
3 58 (19.46%) Git (software)
4 43 (14.43%) RStudio
5 33 (11.07%) JIRA
6 24 (8.05%) SonarQube
7 22 (7.38%) GitLab
8 16 (5.37%) Gradle
9 15 (5.03%) Bitbucket Server
9 15 (5.03%) Maven
9 15 (5.03%) TeamCity
10 14 (4.70%) JUnit
11 7 (2.35%) CircleCI
11 7 (2.35%) Selenium
12 6 (2.01%) Terragrunt
13 5 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.68%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.68%) Travis CI
14 4 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (1.34%) webpack
General
1 104 (34.90%) Finance
2 64 (21.48%) Front Office
3 21 (7.05%) Banking
4 15 (5.03%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.68%) Games
6 7 (2.35%) Marketing
7 5 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.01%) Electronics
8 3 (1.01%) Law
8 3 (1.01%) Police
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 99 (33.22%) AWS Engineer
1 99 (33.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 70 (23.49%) AWS DevOps
3 69 (23.15%) Developer
4 56 (18.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 49 (16.44%) Architect
6 45 (15.10%) AWS Developer
7 35 (11.74%) Python Engineer
8 34 (11.41%) Cloud Engineer
9 33 (11.07%) AWS Architect
10 31 (10.40%) Python Developer
11 30 (10.07%) Java Developer
12 27 (9.06%) Lead Developer
13 26 (8.72%) Java Software Developer
13 26 (8.72%) Lead Java Developer
13 26 (8.72%) Lead Software Developer
14 22 (7.38%) Cloud Architect
15 18 (6.04%) Lead DevOps
15 18 (6.04%) Senior DevOps
16 17 (5.70%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (26.51%) Web Services
2 52 (17.45%) J2EE
2 52 (17.45%) J2SE
3 26 (8.72%) REST
4 20 (6.71%) Node.js
5 14 (4.70%) JSON
6 12 (4.03%) GraphQL
7 11 (3.69%) Lambda Expressions
8 10 (3.36%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.36%) CSS
8 10 (3.36%) YAML
9 9 (3.02%) HTML
9 9 (3.02%) Swagger
10 8 (2.68%) Kafka
10 8 (2.68%) OAuth
10 8 (2.68%) React
10 8 (2.68%) Vue.js
11 7 (2.35%) .NET
12 6 (2.01%) HTML5
12 6 (2.01%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (20.13%) Equities
2 59 (19.80%) Derivative
2 59 (19.80%) Fixed Income
3 36 (12.08%) Cloud Native
4 25 (8.39%) Public Cloud
5 15 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.36%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.68%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.68%) PKI
9 5 (1.68%) User Experience
10 4 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.34%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.67%) Blog
11 2 (0.67%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.67%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.67%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 77 (25.84%) Linux
2 32 (10.74%) Unix
3 17 (5.70%) Windows
4 11 (3.69%) CentOS
5 7 (2.35%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.01%) CoreOS
7 3 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (71.14%) DevOps
2 159 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (31.21%) Infrastructure as Code
4 81 (27.18%) Software Engineering
5 70 (23.49%) Deployment Automation
6 65 (21.81%) Decision-Making
7 63 (21.14%) Asset Management
8 56 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (17.11%) Infrastructure Automation
10 41 (13.76%) Scrum
11 40 (13.42%) Configuration Management
12 39 (13.09%) Microservices
13 27 (9.06%) TDD
14 26 (8.72%) Test Automation
15 24 (8.05%) Migration
16 21 (7.05%) Load Balancing
17 20 (6.71%) Continuous Delivery
17 20 (6.71%) Mentoring
18 18 (6.04%) BDD
18 18 (6.04%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 191 (64.09%) Python
2 115 (38.59%) Java
3 68 (22.82%) Bash Shell
4 45 (15.10%) R
5 26 (8.72%) JavaScript
6 24 (8.05%) PowerShell
7 17 (5.70%) SQL
7 17 (5.70%) TypeScript
8 14 (4.70%) Groovy
9 13 (4.36%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.69%) Ruby
11 9 (3.02%) C
11 9 (3.02%) C#
11 9 (3.02%) Go
12 7 (2.35%) Perl
13 5 (1.68%) C++
13 5 (1.68%) PHP
14 2 (0.67%) Scala
15 1 (0.34%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.39%) AWS Certification
3 20 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.35%) Degree
5 4 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.01%) CCNA
6 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) OCP
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.05%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) GDPR
2 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.34%) NIST
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 169 (56.71%) Docker
2 6 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.68%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.01%) Gluster
4 3 (1.01%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.67%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.34%) HDFS
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 206 (69.13%) Terraform
2 147 (49.33%) Kubernetes
3 76 (25.50%) Ansible
4 62 (20.81%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (18.46%) Puppet
6 17 (5.70%) Consul
7 16 (5.37%) Packer
8 7 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (2.01%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (1.68%) Grafana
10 5 (1.68%) PingFederate
10 5 (1.68%) Prometheus
10 5 (1.68%) Salt
11 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.67%) Nessus
12 2 (0.67%) Rancher
13 1 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.34%) Istio
13 1 (0.34%) Kubeflow
13 1 (0.34%) Mesos
Vendors
1 15 (5.03%) Splunk
2 14 (4.70%) Google
2 14 (4.70%) Oracle
3 7 (2.35%) Cisco
3 7 (2.35%) Sparx
3 7 (2.35%) VMware
4 4 (1.34%) AppDynamics
4 4 (1.34%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.34%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.01%) Aruba
5 3 (1.01%) F5
5 3 (1.01%) Fortinet
5 3 (1.01%) Juniper
5 3 (1.01%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.01%) NETGEAR
5 3 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.01%) SAP
6 2 (0.67%) Adobe
6 2 (0.67%) Tableau
6 2 (0.67%) TOWER Software