Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Amazon RDS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon RDS over the 6 months to 18 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 Relational Database Service (RDS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 361 466 549
Rank change year-on-year +105 +83 +99
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 272 194 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.56% 0.35% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.81% 1.68% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 123 57
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £366 £321 £325
90th Percentile £610 £620 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £32.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +35.94% +30.69% -38.79%

Amazon RDS is in the Databases and Business Intelligence 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 database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 9,693 11,546 10,947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.00% 20.98% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,270 7,591 6,758
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £293 £275
90th Percentile £594 £563 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 164 195
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -8.73% +6.69%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.15 £10.20
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.13 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year +21.74% -7.26% +8.77%

Amazon RDS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Amazon RDS in the UK excluding London

Amazon RDS
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 RDS in the UK excluding London.

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

Amazon RDS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon RDS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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

Amazon RDS
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 RDS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Midlands +81 70 £450 -5.26% 20
North of England +24 66 £450 -10.00% 16
South West +26 59 £520 +12.43% 6
West Midlands +52 50 £463 +2.78% 9
North West +42 48 £475 +2.70% 12
South East -8 32 £488 +39.29% 19
Scotland +56 24 £500 +17.65% 1
East of England +17 21 £425 -10.53% 7
Yorkshire -10 16 £415 -20.95% 3
East Midlands +36 14 £380 -28.47% 11
North East +22 2 £394 +35.78% 1
Amazon RDS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon RDS 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 RDS.

1 253 (93.01%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (51.84%) Amazon EC2
3 139 (51.10%) DevOps
4 133 (48.90%) Jenkins
5 116 (42.65%) Amazon S3
5 116 (42.65%) Git (software)
6 112 (41.18%) Linux
7 102 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
8 99 (36.40%) Docker
9 91 (33.46%) Terraform
10 83 (30.51%) Python
11 80 (29.41%) Java
12 74 (27.21%) SQL
13 70 (25.74%) AWS CloudFormation
14 69 (25.37%) Scrum
15 67 (24.63%) Continuous Integration
16 66 (24.26%) SonarQube
17 63 (23.16%) Ansible
17 63 (23.16%) MySQL
18 62 (22.79%) Kubernetes
19 59 (21.69%) Migration
19 59 (21.69%) Web Services
19 59 (21.69%) Security Cleared
20 58 (21.32%) TDD
21 56 (20.59%) Puppet
22 53 (19.49%) Amazon SQS
22 53 (19.49%) JIRA
23 52 (19.12%) PostgreSQL
23 52 (19.12%) Bash Shell
24 50 (18.38%) JUnit

Amazon RDS
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 22 (8.09%) Confluence
2 18 (6.62%) Apache Spark
3 15 (5.51%) IIS
4 13 (4.78%) Apache
5 12 (4.41%) Apache Airflow
5 12 (4.41%) Luigi
6 11 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (3.68%) nginx
8 7 (2.57%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.57%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.84%) Mendix
9 5 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.47%) CMS
10 4 (1.47%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.10%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.74%) SAS
12 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.37%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 253 (93.01%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (51.84%) Amazon EC2
3 116 (42.65%) Amazon S3
4 70 (25.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 53 (19.49%) Amazon SQS
6 49 (18.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 47 (17.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 47 (17.28%) Amazon ELB
8 40 (14.71%) Serverless
9 38 (13.97%) AWS Lambda
10 36 (13.24%) Route 53
11 31 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
12 27 (9.93%) Amazon EKS
13 24 (8.82%) Slack
14 22 (8.09%) CloudFront
15 20 (7.35%) Amazon EMR
15 20 (7.35%) Amazon Glacier
15 20 (7.35%) Office 365
16 18 (6.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 17 (6.25%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.82%) OpenVPN
2 20 (7.35%) DNS
3 18 (6.62%) Internet
4 17 (6.25%) Firewall
5 10 (3.68%) MQTT
6 8 (2.94%) SSH
7 6 (2.21%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.84%) DHCP
8 5 (1.84%) VPN
9 4 (1.47%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.47%) MPLS
10 3 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.74%) Network Security
11 2 (0.74%) Skype
11 2 (0.74%) WAN
12 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.37%) SMTP
12 1 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (23.16%) MySQL
2 52 (19.12%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (13.97%) Amazon Aurora
4 33 (12.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 20 (7.35%) SQL Server
6 19 (6.99%) NoSQL
7 18 (6.62%) Hadoop
8 17 (6.25%) Big Data
8 17 (6.25%) MariaDB
9 15 (5.51%) Amazon Athena
9 15 (5.51%) Amazon Redshift
10 11 (4.04%) Azkaban
10 11 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (3.31%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.21%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.47%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.47%) Redis
14 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.74%) Electronic Patient Records
14 2 (0.74%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 133 (48.90%) Jenkins
2 116 (42.65%) Git (software)
3 66 (24.26%) SonarQube
4 53 (19.49%) JIRA
5 50 (18.38%) JUnit
6 33 (12.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 31 (11.40%) Maven
8 29 (10.66%) Mockito
9 24 (8.82%) DbUnit
9 24 (8.82%) jMock
10 19 (6.99%) Bitbucket
11 9 (3.31%) GitLab
12 8 (2.94%) Vagrant
13 7 (2.57%) Cucumber
14 6 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (2.21%) Selenium
14 6 (2.21%) Spinnaker
15 4 (1.47%) JMeter
15 4 (1.47%) Subversion
16 3 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (11.40%) Finance
2 24 (8.82%) Public Sector
3 16 (5.88%) Banking
4 15 (5.51%) Retail
5 5 (1.84%) Marketing
6 4 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (30.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 62 (22.79%) Developer
3 52 (19.12%) AWS Engineer
4 46 (16.91%) AWS DevOps
5 40 (14.71%) Java Developer
6 29 (10.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 27 (9.93%) Lead DevOps
8 24 (8.82%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 22 (8.09%) Cloud Engineer
10 20 (7.35%) Architect
11 17 (6.25%) DBA
12 15 (5.51%) Data Engineer
13 14 (5.15%) AWS Developer
14 13 (4.78%) Administrator
15 12 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 11 (4.04%) AWS Architect
16 11 (4.04%) Consultant
16 11 (4.04%) SC Cleared Java Developer
17 9 (3.31%) Senior DevOps
17 9 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (21.69%) Web Services
2 45 (16.54%) RESTful
3 35 (12.87%) SOAP
4 31 (11.40%) Spring
5 26 (9.56%) ActiveMQ
6 24 (8.82%) PowerMock
7 22 (8.09%) REST
7 22 (8.09%) Spring Cloud
8 18 (6.62%) Hibernate
8 18 (6.62%) LDAP
9 17 (6.25%) Kafka
10 16 (5.88%) .NET
11 13 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (4.78%) CSS
11 13 (4.78%) JPA
12 12 (4.41%) AngularJS
12 12 (4.41%) Redux
13 9 (3.31%) Spark Streaming
14 8 (2.94%) HTML
14 8 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.88%) NHS
2 14 (5.15%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (4.04%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.21%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.47%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.10%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.10%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.74%) PKI
9 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.37%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.37%) iPad
10 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 112 (41.18%) Linux
2 44 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 44 (16.18%) Windows
3 26 (9.56%) CentOS
4 14 (5.15%) Unix
5 12 (4.41%) Ubuntu
6 11 (4.04%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.21%) Debian
8 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Fedora
9 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (51.10%) DevOps
2 102 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (25.37%) Scrum
4 67 (24.63%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (21.69%) Migration
6 58 (21.32%) TDD
7 45 (16.54%) Configuration Management
8 44 (16.18%) Microservices
9 39 (14.34%) Open Source
10 33 (12.13%) BDD
11 32 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
11 32 (11.76%) Kanban
12 26 (9.56%) Workflow
13 25 (9.19%) Continuous Deployment
13 25 (9.19%) Workflow Management
14 19 (6.99%) Mentoring
14 19 (6.99%) Technical Leadership
15 17 (6.25%) Test Automation
16 16 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (5.88%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 83 (30.51%) Python
2 80 (29.41%) Java
3 74 (27.21%) SQL
4 52 (19.12%) Bash Shell
5 22 (8.09%) PowerShell
6 20 (7.35%) PHP
7 16 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.78%) C#
8 13 (4.78%) Scala
9 12 (4.41%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.57%) Ruby
10 7 (2.57%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.84%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.47%) Java 8
12 4 (1.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 2 (0.74%) C
14 1 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 59 (21.69%) Security Cleared
2 50 (18.38%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.09%) AWS Certification
4 9 (3.31%) Degree
5 3 (1.10%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.74%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.37%) MCP
7 1 (0.37%) MCSA
7 1 (0.37%) MCSE
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.88%) NCSC
1 16 (5.88%) NIST
2 5 (1.84%) QA
3 3 (1.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 99 (36.40%) Docker
2 23 (8.46%) Postfix
3 19 (6.99%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.31%) Apache Flume
6 6 (2.21%) LXC
7 3 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.10%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 2 (0.74%) HDFS
8 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.37%) Squid
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 91 (33.46%) Terraform
2 63 (23.16%) Ansible
3 62 (22.79%) Kubernetes
4 56 (20.59%) Puppet
5 29 (10.66%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (8.82%) FreeIPA
7 21 (7.72%) Grafana
7 21 (7.72%) Prometheus
8 20 (7.35%) Packer
9 9 (3.31%) SCCM
10 7 (2.57%) Consul
11 6 (2.21%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (1.84%) SCOM
13 4 (1.47%) logstash
14 3 (1.10%) Mesos
15 2 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
15 2 (0.74%) Kibana
15 2 (0.74%) WSUS
16 1 (0.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 42 (15.44%) Splunk
2 26 (9.56%) Black Duck
3 20 (7.35%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.78%) Oracle
5 11 (4.04%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.94%) Citrix
7 7 (2.57%) New Relic
7 7 (2.57%) VMware
8 6 (2.21%) Percona
9 5 (1.84%) Google
10 4 (1.47%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.47%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.10%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.10%) hybris
12 2 (0.74%) Cloudera
12 2 (0.74%) Databricks
12 2 (0.74%) Nimble Storage
12 2 (0.74%) Ping Identity
12 2 (0.74%) Veeam
12 2 (0.74%) VirtaMove