Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 471 368 560
Rank change year-on-year -103 +192 +35
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 423 246 205
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.59% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.35% 1.74% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 198 151
10th Percentile £450 £350 £425
25th Percentile £513 £461 £501
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £525 £600
Median % change year-on-year +12.08% -12.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £675 £638 £700
90th Percentile £711 £724 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £495 £575
% change year-on-year +11.11% -13.91% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 31,416 14,143 21,464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.79% 33.81% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,744 10,149 14,953
10th Percentile £336 £303 £275
25th Percentile £431 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £495 £490
Median % change year-on-year +7.07% +1.02% -1.51%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £650 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +6.15% -0.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 278 330
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £13.11
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.79 £16.09
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.57 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.94% +12.83% +14.29%
75th Percentile £40.00 £45.00 £33.94
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.00 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.11% +8.82%

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 25 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon ECS in the UK

Amazon ECS
Top 15 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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -106 332 £578 +10.00% 116
London -99 226 £600 +9.09% 64
Work from Home -91 135 £600 +14.29% 25
UK excluding London -93 103 £550 +11.11% 66
North of England -61 27 £481 -3.75% 13
East of England -20 26 £600 +41.18% 16
Scotland -41 14 £563 +8.43% 13
North East +5 13 £456 -8.75% 4
South West -49 13 £589 +12.26% 1
Midlands -55 13 £540 +8.00% 11
West Midlands -45 12 £550 +10.00% 6
South East -85 10 £500 +42.86% 11
North West -60 8 £456 -8.29% 5
Yorkshire -43 6 £502 -4.38% 4
East Midlands - 1 £530 - 4

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 384 (90.78%) AWS
2 310 (73.29%) Terraform
3 280 (66.19%) DevOps
4 241 (56.97%) Docker
5 207 (48.94%) CI/CD
6 198 (46.81%) Python
7 184 (43.50%) Serverless
8 161 (38.06%) AWS Lambda
8 161 (38.06%) Amazon EKS
9 152 (35.93%) Kubernetes
10 147 (34.75%) Infrastructure as Code
11 145 (34.28%) Jenkins
12 138 (32.62%) Amazon EC2
13 129 (30.50%) AWS CloudFormation
14 123 (29.08%) Amazon S3
15 112 (26.48%) Ansible
16 111 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
17 106 (25.06%) Linux
18 104 (24.59%) Java
19 97 (22.93%) Microservices
19 97 (22.93%) AWS Fargate
20 74 (17.49%) Amazon RDS
21 73 (17.26%) Azure
22 72 (17.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
23 66 (15.60%) Social Skills
24 62 (14.66%) Bash
24 62 (14.66%) Amazon SQS
25 60 (14.18%) Finance
26 56 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
26 56 (13.24%) Route 53

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 52 (12.29%) Elasticsearch
2 31 (7.33%) Apache Spark
3 19 (4.49%) Tomcat
3 19 (4.49%) WebLogic
4 17 (4.02%) Apache
5 10 (2.36%) Apache Airflow
5 10 (2.36%) JBoss
6 9 (2.13%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (1.42%) nginx
9 5 (1.18%) Jetty
9 5 (1.18%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.95%) Confluence
11 3 (0.71%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.47%) Apache Pulsar
12 2 (0.47%) IIS
13 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.24%) Drupal
13 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 384 (90.78%) AWS
2 184 (43.50%) Serverless
3 161 (38.06%) Amazon EKS
3 161 (38.06%) AWS Lambda
4 138 (32.62%) Amazon EC2
5 129 (30.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 123 (29.08%) Amazon S3
7 97 (22.93%) AWS Fargate
8 73 (17.26%) Azure
9 62 (14.66%) Amazon SQS
10 56 (13.24%) Route 53
11 52 (12.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 43 (10.17%) Amazon EMR
13 41 (9.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 40 (9.46%) AWS CodePipeline
14 40 (9.46%) GCP
14 40 (9.46%) PaaS
15 37 (8.75%) SaaS
16 35 (8.27%) GitHub
17 33 (7.80%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.67%) DNS
2 8 (1.89%) Firewall
3 7 (1.65%) OpenLDAP
4 6 (1.42%) VPN
5 3 (0.71%) HTTP
6 2 (0.47%) 5G
6 2 (0.47%) Broadband
6 2 (0.47%) DHCP
6 2 (0.47%) DSL
6 2 (0.47%) DVB
6 2 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.24%) DMZ
7 1 (0.24%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.24%) GLBP
7 1 (0.24%) HSRP
7 1 (0.24%) Internet
7 1 (0.24%) SSL
7 1 (0.24%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.24%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (17.49%) Amazon RDS
2 72 (17.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 40 (9.46%) Amazon Redshift
4 32 (7.57%) MongoDB
5 30 (7.09%) NoSQL
6 29 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (6.38%) Hadoop
8 26 (6.15%) Big Data
9 23 (5.44%) MySQL
10 16 (3.78%) Amazon Athena
11 13 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (2.84%) Relational Database
13 11 (2.60%) Amazon Aurora
13 11 (2.60%) SQL Server
14 8 (1.89%) Redis
15 7 (1.65%) Redshift Spectrum
16 6 (1.42%) Tableau
17 5 (1.18%) CouchDB
17 5 (1.18%) Data Lake
17 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 145 (34.28%) Jenkins
2 54 (12.77%) Git (software)
3 50 (11.82%) Artifactory
4 41 (9.69%) GitLab
5 22 (5.20%) CircleCI
6 16 (3.78%) Locust
7 10 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (2.36%) git-flow
8 9 (2.13%) JIRA
8 9 (2.13%) Spinnaker
9 7 (1.65%) Maven
9 7 (1.65%) webpack
10 6 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.18%) Bitbucket Server
11 5 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.18%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.95%) Cypress.io
12 4 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 66 (15.60%) Social Skills
2 60 (14.18%) Finance
3 39 (9.22%) Public Sector
4 27 (6.38%) Law
5 12 (2.84%) Front Office
6 11 (2.60%) Retail
7 8 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.89%) Banking
8 6 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.18%) Legal
10 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.47%) Marketing
11 2 (0.47%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 164 (38.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 129 (30.50%) AWS Engineer
3 96 (22.70%) AWS DevOps
4 81 (19.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 62 (14.66%) Developer
6 47 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
7 38 (8.98%) Architect
8 33 (7.80%) Platform Engineer
9 29 (6.86%) Java Developer
10 24 (5.67%) Senior DevOps
11 20 (4.73%) AWS Architect
12 18 (4.26%) AWS Developer
13 16 (3.78%) Python Engineer
13 16 (3.78%) Senior Developer
14 15 (3.55%) Consultant
14 15 (3.55%) Python Developer
15 14 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
16 12 (2.84%) Data Engineer
17 11 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
17 11 (2.60%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.87%) React
2 40 (9.46%) Node.js
3 34 (8.04%) Django
4 32 (7.57%) Flask
5 31 (7.33%) Kafka
6 27 (6.38%) REST
7 22 (5.20%) Spring
8 20 (4.73%) AngularJS
8 20 (4.73%) Elastic Stack
9 18 (4.26%) FastAPI
10 17 (4.02%) RESTful
11 16 (3.78%) WireMock
12 15 (3.55%) Middleware
12 15 (3.55%) Spring Boot
12 15 (3.55%) Web Services
13 14 (3.31%) J2EE
14 13 (3.07%) GraphQL
15 12 (2.84%) J2SE
16 11 (2.60%) CSS
17 9 (2.13%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.20%) Public Cloud
2 17 (4.02%) Cloud Native
3 14 (3.31%) PKI
4 9 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.65%) Video on Demand
6 6 (1.42%) iPad
6 6 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.95%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.95%) Derivative
8 4 (0.95%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.95%) Legacy Applications
9 3 (0.71%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.71%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (0.71%) NHS
10 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 106 (25.06%) Linux
2 26 (6.15%) Windows
3 25 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (3.55%) Ubuntu
5 12 (2.84%) CentOS
6 11 (2.60%) Amazon Linux
7 10 (2.36%) Debian
7 10 (2.36%) Unix
8 9 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.71%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.47%) Android
11 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (66.19%) DevOps
2 207 (48.94%) CI/CD
3 147 (34.75%) Infrastructure as Code
4 111 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (22.93%) Microservices
6 56 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (12.29%) OO
8 49 (11.58%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 48 (11.35%) Software Engineering
10 47 (11.11%) Open Source
11 45 (10.64%) OOP
12 43 (10.17%) TDD
13 41 (9.69%) Migration
14 34 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (7.80%) Configuration Management
15 33 (7.80%) Scrum
16 31 (7.33%) Full Stack Development
17 30 (7.09%) Deployment Automation
17 30 (7.09%) Web Development
18 29 (6.86%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 198 (46.81%) Python
2 104 (24.59%) Java
3 62 (14.66%) Bash
4 48 (11.35%) JavaScript
5 41 (9.69%) Groovy
6 40 (9.46%) SQL
7 17 (4.02%) Go
8 16 (3.78%) TypeScript
9 15 (3.55%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.60%) Java 11
11 10 (2.36%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.89%) Ruby
13 5 (1.18%) C++
13 5 (1.18%) Java 8
14 4 (0.95%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.95%) Scala
14 4 (0.95%) VB
15 3 (0.71%) AWK
15 3 (0.71%) C#
15 3 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 34 (8.04%) AWS Certification
4 10 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.89%) Degree
6 5 (1.18%) CISSP
7 4 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.71%) OCP
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.47%) CISA
9 2 (0.47%) CISM
9 2 (0.47%) CISMP
10 1 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.24%) CCSP
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) OSCP
10 1 (0.24%) PhD
10 1 (0.24%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.89%) QA
2 7 (1.65%) GDPR
3 6 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) DICOM
6 1 (0.24%) NCSC
6 1 (0.24%) NIST
6 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 241 (56.97%) Docker
2 9 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.71%) Varnish
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.24%) NFS
5 1 (0.24%) pfSense
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.24%) zsh
Systems Management
1 310 (73.29%) Terraform
2 152 (35.93%) Kubernetes
3 112 (26.48%) Ansible
4 44 (10.40%) Docker Swarm
5 42 (9.93%) Prometheus
6 29 (6.86%) Grafana
7 22 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (2.60%) Puppet
9 10 (2.36%) Consul
10 9 (2.13%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.95%) Kibana
11 4 (0.95%) logstash
12 3 (0.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 3 (0.71%) Automic
12 3 (0.71%) Nagios
13 2 (0.47%) Rancher
13 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.24%) Marathon
14 1 (0.24%) Rundeck
14 1 (0.24%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 39 (9.22%) Splunk
2 34 (8.04%) Oracle
3 22 (5.20%) Google
4 21 (4.96%) Red Hat
5 12 (2.84%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.13%) VMware
7 8 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.42%) WSO2
9 5 (1.18%) Pega
10 4 (0.95%) Actifio
10 4 (0.95%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.95%) CA
10 4 (0.95%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.71%) ATG
11 3 (0.71%) Cisco
11 3 (0.71%) IBM
12 2 (0.47%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.47%) Cloudera
12 2 (0.47%) MKS
12 2 (0.47%) PagerDuty