Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 551 612 758
Rank change year-on-year +61 +146 +140
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 246 303 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.02% 1.21% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 203 112
UK median daily rate £563 £550 £536
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £425 £446 £444
90th Percentile £675 £648 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £521 £525
% change year-on-year +5.52% -0.71% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK 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 24,166 25,031 17,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.41% 24.11% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,401 17,354 12,177
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £275
90th Percentile £660 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 332 235
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £78.75 £62.65 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% - +2.76%

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 22 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon ECS in the UK

Amazon ECS
Top 14 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 22 November 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 +80 235 £560 +1.82% 90
London +92 181 £575 +4.55% 57
UK excluding London -1 61 £550 +5.52% 50
East of England +41 14 £613 +2.08% 8
North of England +25 14 £475 -9.52% 14
South East -4 14 £501 -3.14% 2
North West +25 8 £450 -7.69% 1
South West +12 7 £544 +14.47% 3
Scotland +4 7 £700 +47.37% 15
Yorkshire +41 6 £490 +15.29% 10
Midlands +53 4 £505 +12.22% 6
East Midlands +23 3 £505 +12.22%
Wales +31 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £575 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 229 (93.09%) AWS
2 173 (70.33%) Terraform
3 170 (69.11%) DevOps
4 163 (66.26%) Serverless
5 162 (65.85%) Docker
6 159 (64.63%) AWS Lambda
7 137 (55.69%) Amazon EC2
8 129 (52.44%) Python
9 127 (51.63%) Amazon S3
10 117 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
11 113 (45.93%) Kubernetes
12 101 (41.06%) Java
13 97 (39.43%) Linux
14 91 (36.99%) Jenkins
15 87 (35.37%) AWS CloudFormation
16 85 (34.55%) Amazon RDS
17 81 (32.93%) Finance
18 80 (32.52%) Amazon SQS
19 72 (29.27%) Web Services
20 67 (27.24%) Ansible
21 61 (24.80%) Git (software)
22 58 (23.58%) Software Engineering
23 50 (20.33%) Microservices
23 50 (20.33%) Node.js
24 49 (19.92%) Artifactory
25 48 (19.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
26 47 (19.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
27 45 (18.29%) Amazon Redshift
27 45 (18.29%) CloudFront
28 42 (17.07%) Asset Management

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 37 (15.04%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (13.01%) Confluence
3 14 (5.69%) Apache
4 12 (4.88%) nginx
5 8 (3.25%) Apache Spark
5 8 (3.25%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (2.44%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.03%) Apache Pig
7 5 (2.03%) Jupyter
8 4 (1.63%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.81%) GemFire
9 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.41%) Drupal
10 1 (0.41%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 229 (93.09%) AWS
2 163 (66.26%) Serverless
3 159 (64.63%) AWS Lambda
4 137 (55.69%) Amazon EC2
5 127 (51.63%) Amazon S3
6 87 (35.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 80 (32.52%) Amazon SQS
8 48 (19.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 47 (19.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 45 (18.29%) CloudFront
11 42 (17.07%) OpenShift
12 40 (16.26%) Route 53
13 39 (15.85%) GitHub
14 33 (13.41%) AWS Fargate
15 28 (11.38%) Amazon EKS
16 26 (10.57%) Amazon ELB
17 15 (6.10%) Azure
18 13 (5.28%) Amazon Kinesis
19 11 (4.47%) AWS CloudTrail
20 10 (4.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.72%) VPN
2 6 (2.44%) Network Security
3 5 (2.03%) DSL
3 5 (2.03%) Firewall
4 3 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.22%) WAN
5 2 (0.81%) X.509
6 1 (0.41%) DNS
6 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.41%) Internet
6 1 (0.41%) Skype
6 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (34.55%) Amazon RDS
2 45 (18.29%) Amazon Redshift
3 41 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 34 (13.82%) NoSQL
5 26 (10.57%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (8.54%) MySQL
7 15 (6.10%) MongoDB
8 12 (4.88%) Redis
8 12 (4.88%) SQL Server
9 11 (4.47%) Amazon Athena
10 8 (3.25%) MariaDB
11 6 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (2.44%) Big Data
11 6 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.44%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.44%) HBase
12 5 (2.03%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (2.03%) Apache Hive
12 5 (2.03%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.22%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 91 (36.99%) Jenkins
2 61 (24.80%) Git (software)
3 49 (19.92%) Artifactory
4 33 (13.41%) JIRA
5 26 (10.57%) RStudio
6 23 (9.35%) CircleCI
7 16 (6.50%) Gradle
7 16 (6.50%) Maven
8 15 (6.10%) GitLab
9 12 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (4.47%) Bitbucket
10 11 (4.47%) Cucumber
11 10 (4.07%) Mocha
11 10 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (3.66%) Jasmine
13 8 (3.25%) Selenium
14 7 (2.85%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (2.44%) Subversion
16 5 (2.03%) JMeter
16 5 (2.03%) Vagrant
General
1 81 (32.93%) Finance
2 42 (17.07%) Front Office
3 17 (6.91%) Retail
4 12 (4.88%) Banking
5 7 (2.85%) Law
6 6 (2.44%) Publishing
7 3 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.81%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (35.37%) Developer
2 80 (32.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 66 (26.83%) AWS Engineer
4 51 (20.73%) AWS Developer
5 50 (20.33%) AWS DevOps
6 34 (13.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 31 (12.60%) Lead Developer
8 28 (11.38%) Python Engineer
9 21 (8.54%) Python Developer
10 20 (8.13%) Java Developer
10 20 (8.13%) Senior Developer
11 17 (6.91%) Software Engineer
12 16 (6.50%) Consultant
13 14 (5.69%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (5.69%) J2EE Developer
13 14 (5.69%) Java Software Developer
13 14 (5.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 14 (5.69%) Lead Java Developer
13 14 (5.69%) Lead Software Developer
13 14 (5.69%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (29.27%) Web Services
2 50 (20.33%) Node.js
3 23 (9.35%) J2EE
4 21 (8.54%) AngularJS
5 18 (7.32%) JSON
6 15 (6.10%) J2SE
6 15 (6.10%) Kafka
6 15 (6.10%) React
7 14 (5.69%) Pandas
8 12 (4.88%) RESTful
9 11 (4.47%) .NET
9 11 (4.47%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (4.07%) Jest
10 10 (4.07%) Symfony
11 9 (3.66%) Chai
11 9 (3.66%) Express
11 9 (3.66%) HTML
11 9 (3.66%) Laravel
11 9 (3.66%) PySpark
11 9 (3.66%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.07%) Fixed Income
2 35 (14.23%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (10.57%) Cloud Native
4 17 (6.91%) PKI
5 15 (6.10%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.44%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.03%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.03%) Credit Risk
7 5 (2.03%) Derivative
7 5 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.63%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.63%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.63%) User Experience
9 3 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.81%) Music Streaming
Operating Systems
1 97 (39.43%) Linux
2 22 (8.94%) Unix
3 18 (7.32%) Windows
4 9 (3.66%) CoreOS
5 7 (2.85%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.03%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.81%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Android
9 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (69.11%) DevOps
2 117 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (23.58%) Software Engineering
4 50 (20.33%) Microservices
5 42 (17.07%) Asset Management
6 39 (15.85%) Configuration Management
6 39 (15.85%) Decision-Making
7 37 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (12.20%) Scrum
9 26 (10.57%) TDD
10 25 (10.16%) Migration
11 21 (8.54%) BDD
11 21 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
11 21 (8.54%) Test Automation
12 20 (8.13%) Open Source
13 18 (7.32%) Infrastructure as Code
13 18 (7.32%) SIEM
14 17 (6.91%) Deployment Automation
14 17 (6.91%) Fintech
15 15 (6.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 129 (52.44%) Python
2 101 (41.06%) Java
3 34 (13.82%) Bash Shell
4 33 (13.41%) JavaScript
5 29 (11.79%) R
6 22 (8.94%) SQL
7 21 (8.54%) Ruby
8 15 (6.10%) TypeScript
9 14 (5.69%) Groovy
10 13 (5.28%) Go
11 12 (4.88%) PowerShell
12 9 (3.66%) PHP
12 9 (3.66%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.44%) C#
13 6 (2.44%) Scala
14 4 (1.63%) Java 8
14 4 (1.63%) Perl
15 3 (1.22%) Clojure
15 3 (1.22%) ES6
16 2 (0.81%) ES7
Qualifications
1 37 (15.04%) AWS Certification
2 10 (4.07%) Degree
3 5 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.63%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.81%) CISSP
5 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.81%) NIST
2 2 (0.81%) NIST 800
System Software
1 162 (65.85%) Docker
2 10 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.85%) Varnish
5 5 (2.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (2.03%) HDFS
6 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.41%) LXC
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 173 (70.33%) Terraform
2 113 (45.93%) Kubernetes
3 67 (27.24%) Ansible
4 38 (15.45%) Puppet
5 30 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (7.72%) Packer
7 8 (3.25%) Prometheus
8 6 (2.44%) Nagios
9 5 (2.03%) Grafana
9 5 (2.03%) Oozie
10 4 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (1.22%) Fluentd
12 2 (0.81%) Kibana
13 1 (0.41%) Istio
13 1 (0.41%) Mesos
13 1 (0.41%) SCCM
13 1 (0.41%) SCOM
13 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (7.72%) Splunk
2 15 (6.10%) Atlassian
3 13 (5.28%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.88%) Ping Identity
5 9 (3.66%) Oracle
6 8 (3.25%) Google
7 3 (1.22%) New Relic
8 2 (0.81%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.81%) IBM
8 2 (0.81%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.41%) Citrix
9 1 (0.41%) Murex
9 1 (0.41%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.41%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.41%) VMware