Period
to 3 August 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 3 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 Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 336 538 623
Rank change year-on-year +202 +85 -14
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 50 93 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.27% 0.19% 0.096%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.97% 0.73% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 63 26
Median daily rate £525 £550 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.27% +5.50%
10th Percentile £406 £453 £406
90th Percentile £900 £694 £595
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 5,161 12,721 10,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 28.06% 25.80% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,230 8,300 6,747
Median daily rate £470 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £277
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 258 229
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.17 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +26.67% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.82 £66.80 £56.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +59.09% +15.79% -

Amazon ECS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Amazon ECS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Amazon ECS in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Amazon ECS in the UK excluding London

Amazon ECS
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Amazon ECS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 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
North of England +109 22 £510 -7.27% 7
North West +75 14 £448 -22.17% 6
South East +159 11 £475 -10.55% 3
South West +88 10 £525 -4.55% 4
North East +48 8 £950 +80.95% 1
Midlands +95 4 £425 -19.05% 4
Scotland +76 3 £525 +16.67% 1
West Midlands +67 2 £650 +23.81% 4
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
Amazon ECS
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 43 (86.00%) AWS
2 40 (80.00%) Terraform
3 35 (70.00%) DevOps
4 31 (62.00%) Docker
5 30 (60.00%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (54.00%) Jenkins
7 25 (50.00%) Kubernetes
8 24 (48.00%) Ansible
9 23 (46.00%) Python
10 22 (44.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 19 (38.00%) Linux
12 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (34.00%) Amazon S3
12 17 (34.00%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (34.00%) Serverless
13 16 (32.00%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (32.00%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (32.00%) Groovy
14 15 (30.00%) OpenShift
14 15 (30.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 13 (26.00%) Open Source
15 13 (26.00%) Java
16 12 (24.00%) Scrum
16 12 (24.00%) Route 53
17 11 (22.00%) Elastic Stack
17 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
18 10 (20.00%) CloudFront
18 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
19 9 (18.00%) Opscode Chef
19 9 (18.00%) Kanban

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 5 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (6.00%) Drupal
2 3 (6.00%) nginx
2 3 (6.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.00%) Confluence
3 2 (4.00%) GemFire
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 43 (86.00%) AWS
2 30 (60.00%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (44.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 17 (34.00%) Amazon S3
4 17 (34.00%) AWS Lambda
4 17 (34.00%) Serverless
5 16 (32.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (30.00%) OpenShift
6 15 (30.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (24.00%) Route 53
8 10 (20.00%) CloudFront
9 7 (14.00%) Amazon EKS
10 6 (12.00%) AWS CloudTrail
11 5 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (10.00%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (10.00%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (8.00%) Azure
12 4 (8.00%) GitHub
13 3 (6.00%) AWS Fargate
13 3 (6.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) DSL
2 3 (6.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) Skype
3 1 (2.00%) SSH
3 1 (2.00%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.00%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (10.00%) MariaDB
3 4 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (4.00%) MySQL
6 1 (2.00%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (2.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (54.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (16.00%) CircleCI
3 8 (16.00%) GoCD
3 8 (16.00%) Travis CI
4 6 (12.00%) Bitbucket
5 5 (10.00%) GitLab
5 5 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (8.00%) Liquibase
6 4 (8.00%) Selenium
7 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.00%) JIRA
7 2 (4.00%) Mocha
7 2 (4.00%) Protractor
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Law
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (48.00%) AWS Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) AWS DevOps
3 12 (24.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
4 5 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) React Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Development Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Software Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (14.00%) Web Services
3 6 (12.00%) REST
4 5 (10.00%) Node.js
5 3 (6.00%) Ajax
5 3 (6.00%) CSS
5 3 (6.00%) CSS3
5 3 (6.00%) HTML
5 3 (6.00%) HTML5
5 3 (6.00%) JSON
5 3 (6.00%) Kafka
5 3 (6.00%) OAuth
5 3 (6.00%) OAuth2
5 3 (6.00%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (6.00%) React Native
5 3 (6.00%) SAML
5 3 (6.00%) YAML
6 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.00%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (4.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (70.00%) DevOps
2 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.00%) Open Source
4 12 (24.00%) Scrum
5 9 (18.00%) Kanban
6 7 (14.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (8.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 4 (8.00%) SDLC
7 4 (8.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.00%) Microservices
8 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.00%) Coaching
9 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.00%) Load Testing
9 2 (4.00%) TDD
9 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) Python
2 16 (32.00%) Groovy
3 13 (26.00%) Java
4 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.00%) Ruby
5 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.00%) ES6
6 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.00%) C
8 1 (2.00%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) AWS Certification
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 31 (62.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 40 (80.00%) Terraform
2 25 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 24 (48.00%) Ansible
4 9 (18.00%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (16.00%) Puppet
6 7 (14.00%) Packer
7 4 (8.00%) Consul
8 3 (6.00%) PingFederate
8 3 (6.00%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (2.00%) HAProxy
9 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.00%) Splunk
3 1 (2.00%) Google
3 1 (2.00%) VMware