Period
to 6 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 June 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
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 379 498 674
Rank change year-on-year +119 +176 +111
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 233 378 222
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.42% 0.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.72% 1.50% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 231 173
Median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £475 £463 £450
90th Percentile £750 £688 £649
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £530
% change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 13,543 25,117 21,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.29% 27.71% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,999 17,231 14,439
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 314 310
Median hourly rate £30.75 £21.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.38% +14.47% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.38 £53.75 £56.38
Median hourly rate £23.10 £20.00 £16.68
% change year-on-year +15.48% +19.90% -4.69%

Amazon ECS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Amazon ECS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon ECS in the UK

Amazon ECS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Amazon ECS.

Daily rate trend for Amazon ECS in the UK

Amazon ECS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Amazon ECS over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon ECS in the UK

Amazon ECS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Amazon ECS.

Hourly rate trend for Amazon ECS in the UK

Amazon ECS
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 6 June 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
England +125 225 £575 - 40
London +100 179 £625 +8.70% 21
UK excluding London +120 49 £550 - 19
South East +125 18 £525 -8.70% 6
North of England +61 16 £900 +63.64% 7
South West +61 10 £550 - 2
North East +34 10 £925 +76.19%
Work from Home +11 9 £450 -21.74% 7
North West +37 6 £490 -12.89% 4
Scotland +47 3 £525 +16.67%
Midlands +66 2 £425 -19.05% 4
East Midlands +47 2 £425 +6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 6 June 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 with a requirement for Amazon ECS.

1 209 (89.70%) AWS
2 182 (78.11%) DevOps
3 175 (75.11%) Docker
4 170 (72.96%) Kubernetes
5 166 (71.24%) Terraform
6 156 (66.95%) Python
7 147 (63.09%) Serverless
8 145 (62.23%) AWS Lambda
8 145 (62.23%) Finance
9 143 (61.37%) Jenkins
10 142 (60.94%) Java
10 142 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
11 128 (54.94%) Web Services
12 121 (51.93%) Amazon EC2
13 116 (49.79%) Asset Management
14 114 (48.93%) Software Engineering
15 110 (47.21%) Amazon Redshift
16 104 (44.64%) AWS CloudFormation
17 102 (43.78%) Amazon S3
18 91 (39.06%) Artifactory
19 90 (38.63%) Amazon RDS
20 87 (37.34%) Amazon SQS
20 87 (37.34%) OpenShift
21 85 (36.48%) Front Office
22 81 (34.76%) Fixed Income
23 79 (33.91%) Equities
23 79 (33.91%) Derivative
24 71 (30.47%) J2EE
25 68 (29.18%) R
26 66 (28.33%) Decision-Making

Amazon ECS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 34 (14.59%) Apache
2 9 (3.86%) Confluence
3 8 (3.43%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (3.43%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.58%) nginx
5 5 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.72%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.72%) GemFire
6 4 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.29%) Drupal
7 3 (1.29%) JBoss
8 2 (0.86%) WildFly
9 1 (0.43%) IIS
9 1 (0.43%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.86%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 209 (89.70%) AWS
2 147 (63.09%) Serverless
3 145 (62.23%) AWS Lambda
4 121 (51.93%) Amazon EC2
5 104 (44.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 102 (43.78%) Amazon S3
7 87 (37.34%) Amazon SQS
7 87 (37.34%) OpenShift
8 64 (27.47%) Azure
9 61 (26.18%) GCP
10 38 (16.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 35 (15.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 32 (13.73%) Amazon EKS
13 24 (10.30%) CloudFront
14 22 (9.44%) Route 53
15 20 (8.58%) Apigee
16 17 (7.30%) Amazon ELB
17 14 (6.01%) Amazon EMR
18 13 (5.58%) AWS CodePipeline
19 11 (4.72%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.00%) DSL
2 6 (2.58%) VPN
3 3 (1.29%) DNS
3 3 (1.29%) Internet
3 3 (1.29%) Network Security
3 3 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.86%) SSH
4 2 (0.86%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.86%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (47.21%) Amazon Redshift
2 90 (38.63%) Amazon RDS
3 36 (15.45%) MySQL
4 35 (15.02%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (13.30%) SQL Server
6 18 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (4.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (3.86%) Big Data
8 9 (3.86%) MariaDB
9 8 (3.43%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.15%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.72%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.29%) Redis
13 2 (0.86%) Amazon Athena
13 2 (0.86%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.86%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
14 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 143 (61.37%) Jenkins
2 91 (39.06%) Artifactory
3 56 (24.03%) RStudio
4 35 (15.02%) GitLab
5 33 (14.16%) Git (software)
6 22 (9.44%) CircleCI
7 18 (7.73%) JIRA
8 16 (6.87%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (5.15%) GoCD
9 12 (5.15%) Snyk
9 12 (5.15%) Travis CI
10 11 (4.72%) Bitbucket
11 7 (3.00%) Liquibase
11 7 (3.00%) Selenium
12 6 (2.58%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.58%) SonarQube
13 4 (1.72%) Gradle
13 4 (1.72%) Protractor
13 4 (1.72%) webpack
14 3 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 145 (62.23%) Finance
2 85 (36.48%) Front Office
3 53 (22.75%) Banking
4 18 (7.73%) Back Office
5 15 (6.44%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.00%) Marketing
7 5 (2.15%) Games
7 5 (2.15%) Retail
8 4 (1.72%) Public Sector
9 3 (1.29%) Law
10 2 (0.86%) Publishing
11 1 (0.43%) Electronics
11 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (36.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 83 (35.62%) Developer
3 58 (24.89%) Java Developer
4 56 (24.03%) AWS DevOps
5 54 (23.18%) AWS Engineer
6 47 (20.17%) AWS Developer
7 46 (19.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 45 (19.31%) Java Software Developer
9 35 (15.02%) Lead Developer
9 35 (15.02%) Lead Java Developer
9 35 (15.02%) Lead Software Developer
10 32 (13.73%) Java Engineer
11 29 (12.45%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 29 (12.45%) Python Engineer
12 24 (10.30%) J2EE Developer
12 24 (10.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 21 (9.01%) Lead DevOps
13 21 (9.01%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 20 (8.58%) Python Developer
15 15 (6.44%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (54.94%) Web Services
2 71 (30.47%) J2EE
3 64 (27.47%) J2SE
4 34 (14.59%) Node.js
5 31 (13.30%) gRPC
6 29 (12.45%) Swagger
7 22 (9.44%) AngularJS
8 21 (9.01%) OAuth
9 18 (7.73%) Kafka
9 18 (7.73%) React
10 17 (7.30%) Redux
11 16 (6.87%) REST
12 13 (5.58%) Elastic Stack
13 11 (4.72%) GraphQL
14 10 (4.29%) .NET
15 9 (3.86%) RabbitMQ
16 8 (3.43%) CSS
17 6 (2.58%) ActiveMQ
17 6 (2.58%) Spring
18 5 (2.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 81 (34.76%) Fixed Income
2 79 (33.91%) Derivative
2 79 (33.91%) Equities
3 49 (21.03%) Hedge funds
4 19 (8.15%) Cloud Native
5 15 (6.44%) Blog
5 15 (6.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (6.01%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (6.01%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.72%) Animation
8 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.86%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.86%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.43%) FMCG
10 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.30%) Linux
2 7 (3.00%) CentOS
2 7 (3.00%) CoreOS
3 6 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.29%) Unix
5 2 (0.86%) Windows
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (78.11%) DevOps
2 142 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (49.79%) Asset Management
4 114 (48.93%) Software Engineering
5 66 (28.33%) Decision-Making
5 66 (28.33%) Deployment Automation
6 54 (23.18%) Microservices
7 50 (21.46%) Investment Management
8 45 (19.31%) Infrastructure Automation
9 43 (18.45%) Open Source
10 36 (15.45%) Infrastructure as Code
11 31 (13.30%) Mentoring
12 21 (9.01%) Scrum
13 20 (8.58%) Portfolio Management
14 19 (8.15%) Kanban
15 17 (7.30%) Artificial Intelligence
16 16 (6.87%) Machine Learning
16 16 (6.87%) Technology Roadmap
17 15 (6.44%) Continuous Delivery
17 15 (6.44%) Performance Attribution
Programming Languages
1 156 (66.95%) Python
2 142 (60.94%) Java
3 68 (29.18%) R
4 30 (12.88%) JavaScript
5 24 (10.30%) SQL
6 23 (9.87%) Groovy
7 18 (7.73%) Kotlin
8 15 (6.44%) Bash Shell
9 12 (5.15%) Go
10 10 (4.29%) C#
11 8 (3.43%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.43%) TypeScript
12 7 (3.00%) C++
12 7 (3.00%) Ruby
12 7 (3.00%) Rust
13 6 (2.58%) C
14 4 (1.72%) ES6
15 2 (0.86%) Java 8
15 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (3.86%) Sun Certification
2 8 (3.43%) AWS Certification
3 4 (1.72%) Degree
4 3 (1.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 175 (75.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 170 (72.96%) Kubernetes
2 166 (71.24%) Terraform
3 54 (23.18%) Ansible
4 15 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (4.29%) Packer
6 9 (3.86%) Puppet
7 5 (2.15%) Consul
8 2 (0.86%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.86%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.43%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.43%) Rancher
Vendors
1 35 (15.02%) Google
2 28 (12.02%) Oracle
3 7 (3.00%) Confluent
3 7 (3.00%) Veracode
4 4 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.29%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.86%) Calypso
6 2 (0.86%) Charles River
6 2 (0.86%) New Relic
6 2 (0.86%) SimCorp
7 1 (0.43%) Cadence
7 1 (0.43%) Murex
7 1 (0.43%) Ping Identity
7 1 (0.43%) SAP
7 1 (0.43%) VMware