Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Amazon ECS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon ECS over the 6 months to 25 January 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 Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 513 517 558
Rank change year-on-year +4 +41 +81
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 54 132 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.14% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.50% 1.07% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 65 62
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £463 £418 £415
90th Percentile £700 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £16.00 - -

Amazon ECS 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 10,755 12,289 8,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 26.93% 23.21% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,949 8,032 5,452
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £275 £248
90th Percentile £616 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 232 146
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £13.28 £10.89 £10.76
90th Percentile £73.58 £48.31 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.57% -12.50% +5.26%

Amazon ECS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Amazon ECS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon ECS in the UK excluding London

Amazon ECS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon ECS in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon ECS in the UK excluding London

Amazon ECS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon ECS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon ECS in the UK excluding London

Amazon ECS
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon ECS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
South East +32 15 £638 +23.19% 4
North of England +28 13 £505 -3.81% 27
East of England +37 8 £613 +8.89% 2
South West +18 7 £575 +21.05% 3
North West +22 6 £513 -6.05% 20
Midlands +51 5 £505 -3.81% 5
Yorkshire +46 5 £490 +15.29% 6
Scotland -4 5 £700 +33.33% 6
East Midlands +25 3 £505 +18.82%
West Midlands +43 2 £575 +4.55% 5
North East +8 2 £925 +76.19% 1
Wales - 1 - - 1
Amazon ECS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon ECS 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Amazon ECS.

1 53 (98.15%) AWS
2 45 (83.33%) DevOps
3 43 (79.63%) Amazon EC2
4 41 (75.93%) Docker
5 35 (64.81%) Terraform
6 33 (61.11%) Serverless
7 31 (57.41%) AWS Lambda
8 29 (53.70%) Amazon S3
9 28 (51.85%) Jenkins
10 27 (50.00%) Ansible
10 27 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 26 (48.15%) Python
11 26 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (46.30%) Java
12 25 (46.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 25 (46.30%) Kubernetes
13 21 (38.89%) Linux
14 20 (37.04%) Git (software)
14 20 (37.04%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (35.19%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (35.19%) Scrum
16 17 (31.48%) Opscode Chef
17 16 (29.63%) Groovy
18 15 (27.78%) Confluence
18 15 (27.78%) JIRA
18 15 (27.78%) Amazon ELB
18 15 (27.78%) Puppet
18 15 (27.78%) Route 53
19 14 (25.93%) CloudFront
19 14 (25.93%) Amazon EMR

Amazon ECS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 15 (27.78%) Confluence
2 9 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (16.67%) nginx
3 6 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (9.26%) Apache
4 5 (9.26%) Tomcat
5 4 (7.41%) Apache Spark
5 4 (7.41%) GemFire
5 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.85%) JBoss
6 1 (1.85%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 53 (98.15%) AWS
2 43 (79.63%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (61.11%) Serverless
4 31 (57.41%) AWS Lambda
5 29 (53.70%) Amazon S3
6 27 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 25 (46.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 20 (37.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (27.78%) Amazon ELB
9 15 (27.78%) Route 53
10 14 (25.93%) Amazon EMR
10 14 (25.93%) AWS CloudTrail
10 14 (25.93%) CloudFront
11 12 (22.22%) GitHub
12 10 (18.52%) AWS Fargate
13 8 (14.81%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (12.96%) AWS CodeDeploy
14 7 (12.96%) OpenShift
15 6 (11.11%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) DSL
1 5 (9.26%) VPN
2 2 (3.70%) SSH
3 1 (1.85%) DMZ
3 1 (1.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.85%) HTTP
3 1 (1.85%) Skype
3 1 (1.85%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (9.26%) MariaDB
2 5 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (9.26%) Redis
3 4 (7.41%) Amazon Aurora
3 4 (7.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (7.41%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (7.41%) MySQL
3 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.56%) Big Data
4 3 (5.56%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon QuickSight
5 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (51.85%) Jenkins
2 20 (37.04%) Git (software)
3 15 (27.78%) JIRA
4 13 (24.07%) Gradle
5 8 (14.81%) Maven
6 7 (12.96%) CircleCI
7 6 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (11.11%) Travis CI
8 5 (9.26%) Liquibase
8 5 (9.26%) Selenium
9 4 (7.41%) Bitbucket
9 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
9 4 (7.41%) gulp
9 4 (7.41%) Protractor
10 3 (5.56%) GitLab
10 3 (5.56%) GoCD
10 3 (5.56%) Snyk
10 3 (5.56%) SonarQube
11 1 (1.85%) Babel
11 1 (1.85%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 7 (12.96%) Banking
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (53.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (38.89%) AWS DevOps
3 20 (37.04%) AWS Engineer
4 16 (29.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
6 5 (9.26%) Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) AWS Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Security Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) AWS Developer
9 2 (3.70%) IT Security Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Security Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) JSON
2 8 (14.81%) Web Services
3 7 (12.96%) Node.js
4 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.41%) boto
4 4 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (7.41%) Hibernate
4 4 (7.41%) HTML
4 4 (7.41%) Kafka
4 4 (7.41%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (7.41%) Redux
4 4 (7.41%) WireMock
4 4 (7.41%) YAML
5 3 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (5.56%) JPA
5 3 (5.56%) RESTful
5 3 (5.56%) Spring Boot
5 3 (5.56%) XML
6 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) PKI
2 4 (7.41%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.56%) User Experience
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Linux
2 6 (11.11%) Windows
3 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) CentOS
4 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (83.33%) DevOps
2 26 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (35.19%) Scrum
4 12 (22.22%) Kanban
5 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure as Code
6 8 (14.81%) Open Source
6 8 (14.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
8 6 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Automation
9 5 (9.26%) Microservices
9 5 (9.26%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (9.26%) SDLC
9 5 (9.26%) Software Delivery
10 4 (7.41%) Analytics
10 4 (7.41%) High Availability
10 4 (7.41%) SIEM
10 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) Python
2 25 (46.30%) Java
3 16 (29.63%) Groovy
4 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
5 7 (12.96%) Shell Script
6 5 (9.26%) SQL
7 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.41%) Perl
7 4 (7.41%) Ruby
7 4 (7.41%) Scala
8 3 (5.56%) Clojure
8 3 (5.56%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.70%) Go
10 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) AWS Certification
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 41 (75.93%) Docker
2 5 (9.26%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (64.81%) Terraform
2 27 (50.00%) Ansible
3 25 (46.30%) Kubernetes
4 17 (31.48%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (27.78%) Puppet
6 7 (12.96%) Packer
7 4 (7.41%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (3.70%) Grafana
8 2 (3.70%) Kibana
9 1 (1.85%) Consul
9 1 (1.85%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 4 (7.41%) Atlassian
2 4 (7.41%) Ping Identity
2 4 (7.41%) Splunk
3 3 (5.56%) Google
4 2 (3.70%) AppDynamics
4 2 (3.70%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) VMware