Period
to 23 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Amazon EKS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon EKS over the 6 months to 23 September 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 for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 552 664
Rank change year-on-year +247 +112 -
Contract jobs citing Amazon EKS 34 72 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.15% 0.007%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.89% 0.58% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 60 4
Median daily rate £500 £525 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £369 £425 £463
90th Percentile £656 £675 £516
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £575
% change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £105.00 -
% change year-on-year -61.90% - -

Amazon EKS 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 3,813 12,319 10,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.95% 26.08% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,399 8,080 6,947
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 282 242
Median hourly rate £24.15 £22.34 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +27.63% -7.70%
10th Percentile £14.43 £13.21 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £82.50 £56.25
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.76 £18.00
% change year-on-year +56.25% +20.89% -10.00%

Amazon EKS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Amazon EKS in the UK excluding London

Amazon EKS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Daily rate trend for Amazon EKS in the UK excluding London

Amazon EKS
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Amazon EKS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon EKS in the UK excluding London

Amazon EKS
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 EKS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 September 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 +149 21 £500 -9.09% 5
North West +105 19 £510 -7.32% 3
East of England +99 6 £644 -0.96% 5
South East +196 5 £388 -35.82% 3
Scotland +74 2 £525 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire +82 1 £500 -9.09% 2
North East - 1 - -
Amazon EKS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EKS 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 EKS.

1 33 (97.06%) Terraform
2 31 (91.18%) DevOps
2 31 (91.18%) AWS
3 26 (76.47%) Kubernetes
4 23 (67.65%) Python
5 22 (64.71%) Java
5 22 (64.71%) Bash Shell
5 22 (64.71%) Microservices
6 20 (58.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (58.82%) REST
7 19 (55.88%) Ansible
8 18 (52.94%) Docker
8 18 (52.94%) GitLab
9 17 (50.00%) Node.js
10 16 (47.06%) Jenkins
11 15 (44.12%) Infrastructure as Code
12 13 (38.24%) SOAP
13 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (29.41%) Scrum
15 9 (26.47%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (26.47%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (26.47%) Amazon ECS
16 8 (23.53%) Elastic Stack
16 8 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (20.59%) Oracle
17 7 (20.59%) Amazon S3
17 7 (20.59%) Route 53
17 7 (20.59%) OpenShift
18 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database 12c
18 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database

Amazon EKS
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 4 (11.76%) nginx
2 3 (8.82%) Apache
3 2 (5.88%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.94%) Confluence
4 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 31 (91.18%) AWS
2 20 (58.82%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (26.47%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (26.47%) Amazon ECS
4 7 (20.59%) Amazon S3
4 7 (20.59%) OpenShift
4 7 (20.59%) Route 53
5 6 (17.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (17.65%) GitHub
6 4 (11.76%) Serverless
7 3 (8.82%) Azure
8 2 (5.88%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (5.88%) GCP
8 2 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (2.94%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (2.94%) AWS CodeBuild
9 1 (2.94%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (2.94%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.94%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.94%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) GitLab
2 16 (47.06%) Jenkins
3 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 5 (14.71%) Bitbucket
5 3 (8.82%) Terragrunt
6 2 (5.88%) Maven
7 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.94%) GoCD
7 1 (2.94%) JIRA
7 1 (2.94%) Mocha
7 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (11.76%) Public Sector
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (44.12%) AWS Engineer
3 9 (26.47%) AWS DevOps
3 9 (26.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (8.82%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Data Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) REST
2 17 (50.00%) Node.js
3 13 (38.24%) SOAP
4 8 (23.53%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (14.71%) JSON
5 5 (14.71%) OAuth
5 5 (14.71%) OAuth2
5 5 (14.71%) SAML
5 5 (14.71%) YAML
6 3 (8.82%) Spring
6 3 (8.82%) Spring Boot
7 2 (5.88%) Next.js
7 2 (5.88%) React
7 2 (5.88%) Swagger
7 2 (5.88%) Web Services
8 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.94%) Apollo GraphQL
8 1 (2.94%) GraphQL
8 1 (2.94%) Jest
8 1 (2.94%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) PKI
2 5 (14.71%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (8.82%) Public Cloud
3 3 (8.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) CentOS
2 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Mesosphere
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) DevOps
2 22 (64.71%) Microservices
3 15 (44.12%) Infrastructure as Code
4 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (29.41%) Scrum
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Automation
7 4 (11.76%) Migration
8 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.82%) Data Privacy
8 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.82%) Security Operations
8 3 (8.82%) Security Testing
9 2 (5.88%) API Integration
9 2 (5.88%) Information Security
9 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) Python
2 22 (64.71%) Bash Shell
2 22 (64.71%) Java
3 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) PHP
4 3 (8.82%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) Java 8
5 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (52.94%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 33 (97.06%) Terraform
2 26 (76.47%) Kubernetes
3 19 (55.88%) Ansible
4 6 (17.65%) PingFederate
5 5 (14.71%) Puppet
5 5 (14.71%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (5.88%) Istio
6 2 (5.88%) Packer
7 1 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (2.94%) Grafana
7 1 (2.94%) Graphite
7 1 (2.94%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.94%) Mesos
7 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.94%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) Splunk
3 2 (5.88%) Xerox
4 1 (2.94%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.94%) Pega
4 1 (2.94%) WSO2