Period
to 25 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 545 600 603
Rank change year-on-year +55 +3 +88
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 83 68 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.17% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.66% 0.64% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 28 29
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £430 £409 £423
90th Percentile £644 £553 £635
UK median daily rate £575 £537 £500
% change year-on-year +7.02% +7.45% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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 12,499 10,687 6,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.96% 19.42% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,131 6,858 4,377
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 236 137
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.34% - +1.45%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £55.00 £54.25
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -2.63% -3.11%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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
North of England +42 27 £550 +22.22% 6
South East +27 22 £600 +14.29% 2
East of England +39 15 £610 +16.19% 9
Yorkshire +39 14 £550 +29.41% 1
North West +22 13 £600 +20.00% 4
South West - 10 £550 - 1
Scotland +29 5 £450 +5.88% 4
Midlands +33 3 £525 +23.53% 6
West Midlands +23 3 £525 +23.53% 5
Wales +11 1 - - 1
Amazon ECS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 78 (93.98%) AWS
2 68 (81.93%) Terraform
3 61 (73.49%) DevOps
4 56 (67.47%) Docker
5 50 (60.24%) Linux
6 45 (54.22%) Puppet
7 44 (53.01%) Ansible
8 42 (50.60%) Kubernetes
9 41 (49.40%) Python
10 38 (45.78%) Amazon EC2
10 38 (45.78%) Jenkins
11 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (38.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 29 (34.94%) Amazon S3
13 29 (34.94%) Serverless
14 28 (33.73%) AWS Lambda
15 24 (28.92%) AWS CloudFormation
15 24 (28.92%) Amazon ELB
15 24 (28.92%) Java
16 20 (24.10%) Configuration Management
16 20 (24.10%) Route 53
17 19 (22.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 18 (21.69%) Elasticsearch
18 18 (21.69%) Packer
18 18 (21.69%) Finance
18 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
19 17 (20.48%) Amazon Kinesis
19 17 (20.48%) Kafka
20 16 (19.28%) Amazon EMR
21 15 (18.07%) Analytics

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 18 (21.69%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (14.46%) Apache Spark
3 8 (9.64%) Apache
3 8 (9.64%) Apache Pig
4 7 (8.43%) nginx
5 6 (7.23%) Confluence
6 3 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (3.61%) GemFire
6 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 78 (93.98%) AWS
2 38 (45.78%) Amazon EC2
3 32 (38.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 29 (34.94%) Amazon S3
4 29 (34.94%) Serverless
5 28 (33.73%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (28.92%) Amazon ELB
6 24 (28.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (24.10%) Route 53
8 17 (20.48%) Amazon Kinesis
9 16 (19.28%) Amazon EMR
10 12 (14.46%) Amazon EKS
10 12 (14.46%) GitHub
11 10 (12.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (9.64%) CloudFront
12 8 (9.64%) GCP
13 6 (7.23%) AWS OpsWorks
14 5 (6.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (6.02%) Amazon Glacier
14 5 (6.02%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) HTTP
1 10 (12.05%) VPN
2 3 (3.61%) DSL
3 2 (2.41%) DNS
3 2 (2.41%) Firewall
3 2 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.41%) Network Security
3 2 (2.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 14 (16.87%) Amazon RDS
2 14 (16.87%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (15.66%) NoSQL
4 12 (14.46%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (13.25%) MongoDB
6 9 (10.84%) Hadoop
7 8 (9.64%) Apache Hive
7 8 (9.64%) Big Data
7 8 (9.64%) HBase
8 4 (4.82%) DB2
8 4 (4.82%) Redis
9 3 (3.61%) MariaDB
9 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.41%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (2.41%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (2.41%) BigQuery
10 2 (2.41%) MySQL
10 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
11 1 (1.20%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 38 (45.78%) Jenkins
2 15 (18.07%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.05%) GitLab
4 8 (9.64%) SonarQube
5 6 (7.23%) JIRA
6 5 (6.02%) Bitbucket
6 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.02%) Selenium
7 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.82%) Vagrant
8 3 (3.61%) git-flow
8 3 (3.61%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (3.61%) Liquibase
8 3 (3.61%) Protractor
8 3 (3.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.41%) Hudson
9 2 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.41%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (21.69%) Finance
2 11 (13.25%) Retail
3 6 (7.23%) Law
4 5 (6.02%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.61%) Publishing
6 1 (1.20%) Billing
6 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (31.33%) AWS Engineer
3 23 (27.71%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (15.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (14.46%) Consultant
6 11 (13.25%) Developer
7 9 (10.84%) Security Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) Architect
9 7 (8.43%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (7.23%) AWS Architect
10 6 (7.23%) Cloud Developer
10 6 (7.23%) Python Engineer
11 5 (6.02%) AWS Consultant
11 5 (6.02%) AWS Developer
11 5 (6.02%) Splunk Consultant
11 5 (6.02%) Splunk Engineer
12 4 (4.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 4 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.48%) Kafka
2 13 (15.66%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (14.46%) Web Services
4 6 (7.23%) Node.js
5 5 (6.02%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.82%) JSON
6 4 (4.82%) Spring
7 3 (3.61%) LAMP
7 3 (3.61%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (3.61%) React
7 3 (3.61%) REST
7 3 (3.61%) RESTful
7 3 (3.61%) SOAP
7 3 (3.61%) WireMock
7 3 (3.61%) XML
8 2 (2.41%) Lambda Expressions
9 1 (1.20%) boto
9 1 (1.20%) Redux
9 1 (1.20%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Cloud Native
2 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.23%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.02%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.61%) PKI
5 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (60.24%) Linux
2 13 (15.66%) Windows
3 12 (14.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (10.84%) CentOS
4 9 (10.84%) Unix
5 8 (9.64%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.41%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (73.49%) DevOps
2 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (24.10%) Configuration Management
4 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (18.07%) Analytics
5 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
6 14 (16.87%) Migration
7 12 (14.46%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (14.46%) Infrastructure as Code
8 11 (13.25%) Microservices
9 10 (12.05%) Data Encryption
9 10 (12.05%) Identity Access Management
10 9 (10.84%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 8 (9.64%) MapReduce
11 8 (9.64%) SIEM
12 7 (8.43%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Automation
12 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (49.40%) Python
2 24 (28.92%) Java
3 14 (16.87%) Bash Shell
4 9 (10.84%) PowerShell
5 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.82%) Go
6 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.61%) Groovy
7 3 (3.61%) PHP
7 3 (3.61%) Ruby
7 3 (3.61%) SQL
8 1 (1.20%) C
8 1 (1.20%) ES6
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 56 (67.47%) Docker
2 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (7.23%) HDFS
5 3 (3.61%) LXC
6 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.20%) oVirt
6 1 (1.20%) RHEV
6 1 (1.20%) Varnish
6 1 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 68 (81.93%) Terraform
2 45 (54.22%) Puppet
3 44 (53.01%) Ansible
4 42 (50.60%) Kubernetes
5 18 (21.69%) Packer
6 13 (15.66%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (14.46%) Grafana
7 12 (14.46%) Prometheus
8 9 (10.84%) SCCM
9 6 (7.23%) Oozie
10 4 (4.82%) Nagios
11 3 (3.61%) Consul
11 3 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (2.41%) Automic
12 2 (2.41%) logstash
12 2 (2.41%) Salt
13 1 (1.20%) SCOM
13 1 (1.20%) SCOrch
13 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Splunk
2 9 (10.84%) Citrix
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle
4 4 (4.82%) Google
5 3 (3.61%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.61%) Ping Identity
6 2 (2.41%) BMC
6 2 (2.41%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.41%) IBM
6 2 (2.41%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.20%) New Relic
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat