The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Amazon SQS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon SQS over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 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 Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 259 240
Rank change year-on-year +27 -19  
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 11 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.03% 1.17% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 17
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Amazon SQS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1069 857 583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 13.83% 9.55% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1218 1018 517
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £725 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 24
Median hourly rate £16.75 £19.61 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% -39.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.95 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £42.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -33.33%  

Amazon SQS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Amazon SQS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon SQS in the South East

Amazon SQS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon SQS in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon SQS in the South East

Amazon SQS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon SQS within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +24 5 £525 - 4
East Sussex - 4 £475 -
Oxfordshire -12 2 £475 -
Amazon SQS
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon SQS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Amazon SQS.

1 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) TDD
2 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (76.92%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (76.92%) AWS Lambda
3 9 (69.23%) Gradle
3 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
3 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
4 8 (61.54%) Spring
4 8 (61.54%) Scrum
4 8 (61.54%) Microservices
5 7 (53.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (53.85%) DevOps
5 7 (53.85%) Maven
5 7 (53.85%) Web Services
5 7 (53.85%) SOA
5 7 (53.85%) REST
6 6 (46.15%) CloudFront
6 6 (46.15%) Amazon S3
6 6 (46.15%) JUnit
6 6 (46.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (46.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (38.46%) User Stories
7 5 (38.46%) Struts
7 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
7 5 (38.46%) IntelliJ
7 5 (38.46%) JSF
7 5 (38.46%) MVC

Amazon SQS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (38.46%) Confluence
2 3 (23.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Apache Solr
2 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 13 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (76.92%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (76.92%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (46.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (46.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 6 (46.15%) Amazon S3
3 6 (46.15%) CloudFront
4 4 (30.77%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) MQTT
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (30.77%) Big Data
2 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Gradle
1 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
2 7 (53.85%) Maven
3 6 (46.15%) JUnit
4 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) IntelliJ
4 5 (38.46%) JIRA
4 5 (38.46%) Mercurial
5 3 (23.08%) Checkstyle
5 3 (23.08%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) Java Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) AWS Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Spring
2 7 (53.85%) REST
2 7 (53.85%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) JSF
3 5 (38.46%) RESTful
3 5 (38.46%) Spring MVC
3 5 (38.46%) Struts
4 4 (30.77%) Node.js
5 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 3 (23.08%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (23.08%) React
6 2 (15.38%) Kafka
6 2 (15.38%) Spring Boot
7 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (76.92%) TDD
2 8 (61.54%) Microservices
2 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) DevOps
3 7 (53.85%) SOA
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) Kanban
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) Pair Programming
4 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
4 5 (38.46%) User Stories
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
5 4 (30.77%) Open Source
6 3 (23.08%) Content Management
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Adobe