Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 4 December 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
England > North West
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 130 167
Rank change year-on-year +76 +37 +10
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 78 69 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 3.42% 1.28% 0.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.76% 4.89% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 58 60
Median daily rate £440 £550 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -21.43% +33.33%
England median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £90.00
% change year-on-year +37.25% -71.67% -

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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 725 1,410 1,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.81% 26.15% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 946 971
Median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £240
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
England median daily rate £490 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -2.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 69
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -0.40% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.90 £11.46
90th Percentile £55.50 £55.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.05% +22.86% -14.63%

AWS CloudFormation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing AWS CloudFormation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for AWS CloudFormation in the North West

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS CloudFormation in the North West.

Daily rate trend for AWS CloudFormation in the North West

AWS CloudFormation
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS CloudFormation in the North West over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS CloudFormation in the North West

AWS CloudFormation
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 4 December 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
Cheshire +60 39 £431 -32.39% 8
Manchester +32 37 £495 -10.00% 16
Lancashire - 1 £575 -
AWS CloudFormation
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 North West region with a requirement for AWS CloudFormation.

1 77 (98.72%) AWS
2 53 (67.95%) Infrastructure as Code
3 52 (66.67%) DevOps
3 52 (66.67%) Python
4 40 (51.28%) Serverless
5 39 (50.00%) Terraform
6 38 (48.72%) Jenkins
7 34 (43.59%) Java
8 30 (38.46%) Bash Shell
8 30 (38.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 29 (37.18%) AWS Lambda
10 28 (35.90%) Microservices
10 28 (35.90%) Ansible
11 27 (34.62%) Kubernetes
12 26 (33.33%) AWS CloudTrail
12 26 (33.33%) Amazon EKS
13 25 (32.05%) Opscode Chef
14 24 (30.77%) REST
15 21 (26.92%) Relational Database
16 20 (25.64%) Docker
16 20 (25.64%) Amazon EC2
17 19 (24.36%) Node.js
17 19 (24.36%) NoSQL
17 19 (24.36%) SOAP
18 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
19 17 (21.79%) SonarQube
19 17 (21.79%) GitLab
19 17 (21.79%) RDBMS
19 17 (21.79%) Git (software)
19 17 (21.79%) Coveralls

AWS CloudFormation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (2.56%) JBoss
1 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 77 (98.72%) AWS
2 40 (51.28%) Serverless
3 30 (38.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 29 (37.18%) AWS Lambda
5 26 (33.33%) Amazon EKS
5 26 (33.33%) AWS CloudTrail
6 20 (25.64%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (21.79%) Coveralls
8 15 (19.23%) Amazon ECS
9 14 (17.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (16.67%) OpenShift
11 9 (11.54%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (10.26%) Amazon S3
13 7 (8.97%) AWS CodeCommit
14 6 (7.69%) AWS CodeBuild
14 6 (7.69%) Route 53
15 4 (5.13%) GitHub
16 3 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
17 2 (2.56%) Amazon Kinesis
17 2 (2.56%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) DNS
1 6 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.92%) Relational Database
2 19 (24.36%) NoSQL
3 17 (21.79%) RDBMS
4 10 (12.82%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (5.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.56%) MySQL
9 1 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 38 (48.72%) Jenkins
2 17 (21.79%) Git (software)
2 17 (21.79%) GitLab
2 17 (21.79%) SonarQube
3 9 (11.54%) Bitbucket Server
4 6 (7.69%) Gradle
4 6 (7.69%) JUnit
4 6 (7.69%) Maven
4 6 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.56%) CA Release Automation
5 2 (2.56%) JIRA
5 2 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.28%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.28%) Subversion
6 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (52.56%) AWS Engineer
2 22 (28.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (23.08%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Architect
5 7 (8.97%) AWS Architect
5 7 (8.97%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Developer
7 4 (5.13%) AWS Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.56%) DevOps Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Information Security Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Senior DevOps
9 2 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.77%) REST
2 19 (24.36%) Node.js
2 19 (24.36%) SOAP
3 12 (15.38%) Django
3 12 (15.38%) Flask
4 7 (8.97%) OAuth
5 5 (6.41%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (6.41%) JSON
5 5 (6.41%) OAuth2
5 5 (6.41%) SAML
5 5 (6.41%) YAML
6 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.28%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.41%) PKI
3 4 (5.13%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.56%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Linux
2 10 (12.82%) Unix
3 6 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (67.95%) Infrastructure as Code
2 52 (66.67%) DevOps
3 28 (35.90%) Microservices
4 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (20.51%) Blue-Green Deployment
5 16 (20.51%) Canary Deployment
6 12 (15.38%) TDD
7 11 (14.10%) Scrum
8 10 (12.82%) Validation
9 8 (10.26%) Configuration Management
9 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure Automation
10 7 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.69%) Auto-Scaling
11 6 (7.69%) Cryptography
11 6 (7.69%) Fintech
11 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
11 6 (7.69%) Observability
11 6 (7.69%) Project Governance
12 5 (6.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (66.67%) Python
2 34 (43.59%) Java
3 30 (38.46%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.13%) TypeScript
6 3 (3.85%) C#
6 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (25.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (50.00%) Terraform
2 28 (35.90%) Ansible
3 27 (34.62%) Kubernetes
4 25 (32.05%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (11.54%) Puppet
6 5 (6.41%) PingFederate
6 5 (6.41%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.56%) Istio
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle
1 5 (6.41%) Splunk
2 2 (2.56%) AppDynamics
2 2 (2.56%) MuleSoft