Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 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 Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 478 693 787
Rank change year-on-year +215 +94 +115
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 391 216 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.21% 0.078%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.50% 0.96% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 161 56
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £463 £450 £419
90th Percentile £688 £645 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £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 26,120 22,399 13,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.38% 21.69% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,912 15,337 9,450
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £306 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 330 201
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% - -
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.84 £10.75
90th Percentile £69.38 £57.63 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.42 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.10% - +10.86%

Amazon ECS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Amazon ECS in the UK

Amazon ECS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon ECS.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon ECS in the UK

Amazon ECS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon ECS over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon ECS in the UK

Amazon ECS
Top 13 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 23 July 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
England +196 381 £575 +4.55% 83
London +150 288 £575 +3.37% 52
UK excluding London +96 98 £550 +4.76% 35
North of England +44 37 £550 -4.35% 9
South East +16 26 £553 +5.33% 11
North West +34 19 £575 +2.22% 6
Yorkshire +41 17 £550 - 2
East of England +25 16 £605 +15.24% 5
South West -13 10 £550 +4.76% 1
Scotland +24 5 £450 +5.88% 3
Midlands +27 4 £525 +23.53% 5
West Midlands +22 4 £525 +23.53% 4
North East +16 1 £525 -8.70% 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 383 (97.95%) Amazon AWS
2 291 (74.42%) Terraform
3 282 (72.12%) DevOps
4 258 (65.98%) Docker
5 245 (62.66%) Serverless
6 238 (60.87%) AWS Lambda
7 226 (57.80%) Amazon S3
7 226 (57.80%) Python
8 221 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
9 216 (55.24%) Amazon EC2
9 216 (55.24%) Kubernetes
10 198 (50.64%) Java
11 167 (42.71%) Linux
12 160 (40.92%) Jenkins
13 156 (39.90%) Finance
14 153 (39.13%) Amazon SQS
15 148 (37.85%) AWS CloudFormation
16 143 (36.57%) Amazon RDS
17 128 (32.74%) Web Services
18 120 (30.69%) Ansible
19 115 (29.41%) Software Engineering
20 100 (25.58%) Artifactory
21 99 (25.32%) Git (software)
22 95 (24.30%) Puppet
23 93 (23.79%) Configuration Management
23 93 (23.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
24 82 (20.97%) Decision-Making
25 77 (19.69%) Asset Management
25 77 (19.69%) Fixed Income
25 77 (19.69%) Front Office

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 63 (16.11%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (10.23%) Confluence
3 26 (6.65%) Apache
4 19 (4.86%) Apache Spark
5 13 (3.32%) Apache Solr
6 12 (3.07%) Apache Pig
6 12 (3.07%) nginx
6 12 (3.07%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.02%) Drupal
8 4 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.77%) GemFire
10 2 (0.51%) CMS
10 2 (0.51%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.26%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 383 (97.95%) Amazon AWS
2 245 (62.66%) Serverless
3 238 (60.87%) AWS Lambda
4 226 (57.80%) Amazon S3
5 216 (55.24%) Amazon EC2
6 153 (39.13%) Amazon SQS
7 148 (37.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 93 (23.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 74 (18.93%) Route 53
10 73 (18.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 71 (18.16%) OpenShift
12 63 (16.11%) CloudFront
13 50 (12.79%) Amazon ELB
14 48 (12.28%) GitHub
15 46 (11.76%) Amazon EKS
16 45 (11.51%) Amazon Kinesis
17 33 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
18 27 (6.91%) AWS Fargate
18 27 (6.91%) Google Cloud Platform
19 21 (5.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.14%) VPN
2 16 (4.09%) HTTP
3 12 (3.07%) Firewall
4 6 (1.53%) DNS
4 6 (1.53%) Network Security
5 5 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.28%) WAN
6 3 (0.77%) DSL
7 1 (0.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (36.57%) Amazon RDS
2 70 (17.90%) Amazon Redshift
3 69 (17.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 42 (10.74%) NoSQL
5 41 (10.49%) MongoDB
6 29 (7.42%) Amazon Athena
6 29 (7.42%) MySQL
7 23 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (5.12%) Big Data
8 20 (5.12%) Redis
9 19 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (4.86%) SQL Server
10 14 (3.58%) Hadoop
11 13 (3.32%) HBase
12 12 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (2.81%) Apache Hive
14 9 (2.30%) Amazon Aurora
15 7 (1.79%) MariaDB
16 4 (1.02%) BigQuery
16 4 (1.02%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 160 (40.92%) Jenkins
2 100 (25.58%) Artifactory
3 99 (25.32%) Git (software)
4 75 (19.18%) RStudio
5 48 (12.28%) JIRA
6 45 (11.51%) GitLab
7 21 (5.37%) Cucumber
8 19 (4.86%) Bitbucket
8 19 (4.86%) Maven
8 19 (4.86%) Selenium
9 18 (4.60%) Subversion
10 16 (4.09%) SonarQube
11 15 (3.84%) Mockito
12 13 (3.32%) EasyMock
13 12 (3.07%) CircleCI
13 12 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (2.30%) Mocha
16 8 (2.05%) Jasmine
General
1 156 (39.90%) Finance
2 77 (19.69%) Front Office
3 17 (4.35%) Retail
4 12 (3.07%) Games
5 10 (2.56%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.79%) Law
7 6 (1.53%) Banking
8 5 (1.28%) Publishing
9 4 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.77%) Marketing
10 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 148 (37.85%) Developer
2 132 (33.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 110 (28.13%) AWS Engineer
4 101 (25.83%) AWS Developer
5 91 (23.27%) AWS DevOps
6 62 (15.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 62 (15.86%) Senior Developer
7 47 (12.02%) Java Developer
8 45 (11.51%) Lead Developer
9 35 (8.95%) Python Developer
10 34 (8.70%) Python Engineer
10 34 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
11 30 (7.67%) Senior Java Developer
12 28 (7.16%) Java Software Developer
13 27 (6.91%) Cloud Engineer
14 24 (6.14%) React Developer
15 22 (5.63%) Architect
15 22 (5.63%) Data Engineer
15 22 (5.63%) Senior DevOps
16 19 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (32.74%) Web Services
2 65 (16.62%) J2EE
3 62 (15.86%) Node.js
4 46 (11.76%) Kafka
5 37 (9.46%) AngularJS
6 31 (7.93%) React
7 24 (6.14%) Spring Boot
8 23 (5.88%) Spring
9 22 (5.63%) Elastic Stack
10 20 (5.12%) Pandas
10 20 (5.12%) PySpark
11 19 (4.86%) CSS
12 18 (4.60%) HTML
12 18 (4.60%) pytest
13 17 (4.35%) HTML5
13 17 (4.35%) JSON
14 14 (3.58%) JPA
14 14 (3.58%) jQuery
15 13 (3.32%) SAML
15 13 (3.32%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 77 (19.69%) Fixed Income
2 45 (11.51%) Cloud Native
3 35 (8.95%) Linux Command Line
4 27 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (4.09%) PKI
6 12 (3.07%) Analytical Mindset
6 12 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.81%) Hedge funds
7 11 (2.81%) User Experience
8 10 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.05%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.79%) Music Streaming
10 7 (1.79%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.51%) Derivative
12 2 (0.51%) RIA
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 167 (42.71%) Linux
2 46 (11.76%) Unix
3 44 (11.25%) Windows
4 25 (6.39%) Windows Server
5 23 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (3.84%) Ubuntu
7 13 (3.32%) CentOS
8 2 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.51%) Debian
8 2 (0.51%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (72.12%) DevOps
2 221 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (29.41%) Software Engineering
4 93 (23.79%) Configuration Management
5 82 (20.97%) Decision-Making
6 77 (19.69%) Asset Management
7 64 (16.37%) Microservices
8 56 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (12.28%) Test Automation
10 41 (10.49%) TDD
11 37 (9.46%) Infrastructure as Code
12 36 (9.21%) Deployment Automation
13 35 (8.95%) Analytics
14 34 (8.70%) Open Source
15 33 (8.44%) Fintech
16 32 (8.18%) BDD
16 32 (8.18%) Continuous Deployment
17 31 (7.93%) Migration
18 30 (7.67%) Continuous Delivery
19 28 (7.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 226 (57.80%) Python
2 198 (50.64%) Java
3 67 (17.14%) Bash Shell
4 37 (9.46%) JavaScript
5 34 (8.70%) Ruby
6 31 (7.93%) PowerShell
7 25 (6.39%) Go
8 22 (5.63%) SQL
9 15 (3.84%) Java 8
9 15 (3.84%) TypeScript
10 14 (3.58%) PHP
11 11 (2.81%) ES6
12 9 (2.30%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.05%) Perl
14 7 (1.79%) C#
14 7 (1.79%) R
14 7 (1.79%) Scala
15 6 (1.53%) Groovy
16 3 (0.77%) C++
16 3 (0.77%) Korn
Qualifications
1 66 (16.88%) AWS Certification
2 12 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.56%) Degree
4 5 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.02%) GDPR
System Software
1 258 (65.98%) Docker
2 26 (6.65%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (2.30%) HDFS
6 5 (1.28%) Varnish
7 3 (0.77%) LXC
8 1 (0.26%) etcd
8 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.26%) oVirt
8 1 (0.26%) RHEV
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 291 (74.42%) Terraform
2 216 (55.24%) Kubernetes
3 120 (30.69%) Ansible
4 95 (24.30%) Puppet
5 65 (16.62%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (5.88%) Packer
7 20 (5.12%) Grafana
8 19 (4.86%) Prometheus
9 15 (3.84%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (2.81%) SCCM
11 10 (2.56%) Nagios
12 9 (2.30%) Oozie
13 7 (1.79%) Kibana
14 5 (1.28%) logstash
14 5 (1.28%) Salt
15 4 (1.02%) Consul
15 4 (1.02%) Istio
15 4 (1.02%) Mesos
16 3 (0.77%) linkerd
17 2 (0.51%) Automic
Vendors
1 40 (10.23%) Atlassian
2 24 (6.14%) Splunk
3 23 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.32%) Oracle
5 11 (2.81%) Citrix
6 10 (2.56%) Google
7 9 (2.30%) New Relic
8 8 (2.05%) Ping Identity
9 7 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.28%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.02%) SaltStack
12 2 (0.51%) BMC
12 2 (0.51%) Cloudera
12 2 (0.51%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.51%) IBM
12 2 (0.51%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.51%) VMware
13 1 (0.26%) Adobe
13 1 (0.26%) Okta