Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 452 297 532
Rank change year-on-year -155 +235 +91
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 416 248 306
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.80% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.39% 2.53% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 222 183
10th Percentile £425 £425 £428
25th Percentile £513 £488 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £650 £713 £638
90th Percentile £711 £750 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £540 £451 £550
% change year-on-year +19.87% -18.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 29,863 9,802 24,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.61% 31.76% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,506 6,855 17,220
10th Percentile £325 £313 £287
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 140 366
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.23 £13.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.40 £16.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% +4.88% +17.14%
75th Percentile £46.50 £40.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.10 £61.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% - +14.29%

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 -163 339 £575 +4.55% 118
London -180 210 £600 +9.09% 59
UK excluding London -85 129 £540 +19.87% 63
Work from Home -155 116 £600 +14.29% 28
North of England -52 47 £544 +31.02% 21
North East +12 23 £600 +20.00% 3
East of England -28 23 £575 +27.78% 10
Scotland -53 19 £563 +8.43% 3
South West -35 17 £563 +7.14% 6
North West -58 16 £525 +29.63% 13
West Midlands -53 14 £450 -18.18% 4
Midlands -66 14 £450 -18.18% 11
South East -93 11 £575 +15.00% 10
Yorkshire -46 8 £502 -12.12% 5

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 371 (89.18%) AWS
2 267 (64.18%) Terraform
3 251 (60.34%) DevOps
4 233 (56.01%) Docker
5 183 (43.99%) Amazon EKS
6 178 (42.79%) Python
7 175 (42.07%) Serverless
8 165 (39.66%) Amazon EC2
9 156 (37.50%) AWS Lambda
10 128 (30.77%) Jenkins
11 126 (30.29%) Microservices
12 122 (29.33%) Kubernetes
12 122 (29.33%) Infrastructure as Code
13 118 (28.37%) Amazon S3
13 118 (28.37%) Java
14 109 (26.20%) AWS CloudFormation
14 109 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
15 92 (22.12%) Linux
16 86 (20.67%) Ansible
17 80 (19.23%) AWS Fargate
18 79 (18.99%) Route 53
19 68 (16.35%) Amazon SQS
20 66 (15.87%) Git (software)
21 59 (14.18%) Amazon EMR
22 58 (13.94%) GitLab
23 56 (13.46%) Elasticsearch
23 56 (13.46%) Azure
24 53 (12.74%) Finance
25 52 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
25 52 (12.50%) React

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 56 (13.46%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (8.89%) Apache Spark
3 19 (4.57%) Apache
3 19 (4.57%) Confluence
4 12 (2.88%) Apache Airflow
4 12 (2.88%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.64%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.20%) Drupal
7 5 (1.20%) nginx
7 5 (1.20%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.96%) Jetty
9 3 (0.72%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.72%) CMS
9 3 (0.72%) IIS
9 3 (0.72%) JBoss
10 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 371 (89.18%) AWS
2 183 (43.99%) Amazon EKS
3 175 (42.07%) Serverless
4 165 (39.66%) Amazon EC2
5 156 (37.50%) AWS Lambda
6 118 (28.37%) Amazon S3
7 109 (26.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 80 (19.23%) AWS Fargate
9 79 (18.99%) Route 53
10 68 (16.35%) Amazon SQS
11 59 (14.18%) Amazon EMR
12 56 (13.46%) Azure
13 45 (10.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 42 (10.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 33 (7.93%) GCP
15 33 (7.93%) SaaS
16 30 (7.21%) AWS CodePipeline
16 30 (7.21%) GitHub
17 24 (5.77%) OpenShift
18 23 (5.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.17%) DNS
2 12 (2.88%) Firewall
3 9 (2.16%) HTTP
4 8 (1.92%) VPN
5 4 (0.96%) Internet
6 3 (0.72%) DMZ
6 3 (0.72%) DSL
7 2 (0.48%) 5G
7 2 (0.48%) Broadband
7 2 (0.48%) DVB
7 2 (0.48%) Network Security
7 2 (0.48%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.48%) SSH
7 2 (0.48%) SSL
7 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.48%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.24%) NAS
8 1 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 46 (11.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 42 (10.10%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (9.62%) Hadoop
5 21 (5.05%) Redis
6 19 (4.57%) MongoDB
7 16 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 15 (3.61%) Relational Database
9 13 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
10 12 (2.88%) MySQL
11 11 (2.64%) Amazon Athena
12 9 (2.16%) Amazon Aurora
12 9 (2.16%) Big Data
13 8 (1.92%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.92%) SQL Server
14 6 (1.44%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.44%) Tableau
15 4 (0.96%) MS Access
15 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 128 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 66 (15.87%) Git (software)
3 58 (13.94%) GitLab
4 38 (9.13%) Artifactory
5 26 (6.25%) JIRA
6 21 (5.05%) webpack
7 19 (4.57%) JUnit
8 16 (3.85%) CircleCI
9 11 (2.64%) Bitbucket
9 11 (2.64%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (2.16%) Maven
11 9 (2.16%) Spinnaker
12 8 (1.92%) Locust
12 8 (1.92%) SonarQube
13 7 (1.68%) Selenium
14 6 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (1.20%) Cypress.io
16 4 (0.96%) Mocha
16 4 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
General
1 53 (12.74%) Finance
2 52 (12.50%) Social Skills
3 40 (9.62%) Law
4 38 (9.13%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.88%) Banking
6 11 (2.64%) Retail
7 9 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.72%) Front Office
10 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (0.48%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 168 (40.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 110 (26.44%) AWS Engineer
3 80 (19.23%) Developer
4 78 (18.75%) AWS DevOps
5 70 (16.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 50 (12.02%) Java Developer
7 42 (10.10%) Architect
8 36 (8.65%) AWS Developer
9 27 (6.49%) Cloud Engineer
10 25 (6.01%) Platform Engineer
11 23 (5.53%) Python Engineer
12 20 (4.81%) Senior Developer
12 20 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (4.57%) Software Engineer
14 17 (4.09%) AWS Architect
15 16 (3.85%) Site Engineer
15 16 (3.85%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 14 (3.37%) Lead DevOps
16 14 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
17 10 (2.40%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.50%) React
2 46 (11.06%) Web Services
3 44 (10.58%) Node.js
4 35 (8.41%) Spring
5 31 (7.45%) RESTful
6 30 (7.21%) Spring Boot
7 27 (6.49%) CSS
7 27 (6.49%) REST
8 23 (5.53%) GraphQL
9 21 (5.05%) AngularJS
10 20 (4.81%) Django
10 20 (4.81%) Flask
10 20 (4.81%) gRPC
11 19 (4.57%) Kafka
12 16 (3.85%) LitElement
13 13 (3.13%) HTML
14 12 (2.88%) .NET
15 11 (2.64%) Middleware
16 10 (2.40%) SOAP
17 9 (2.16%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.53%) PKI
2 21 (5.05%) Cloud Native
3 11 (2.64%) Public Cloud
4 8 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.68%) Clustering
5 7 (1.68%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.20%) Legacy Systems
7 5 (1.20%) User Experience
8 4 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.72%) Derivative
9 3 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.72%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.72%) Legacy Applications
9 3 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.48%) NHS
11 1 (0.24%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 92 (22.12%) Linux
2 13 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (2.16%) Windows
4 8 (1.92%) Ubuntu
5 7 (1.68%) CentOS
6 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (0.72%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.48%) Alpine Linux
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.48%) Android
8 2 (0.48%) Unix
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (60.34%) DevOps
2 126 (30.29%) Microservices
3 122 (29.33%) Infrastructure as Code
4 109 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (10.10%) Software Engineering
7 40 (9.62%) OO
7 40 (9.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 40 (9.62%) TDD
8 33 (7.93%) OOP
9 32 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (6.97%) Migration
11 27 (6.49%) Open Source
11 27 (6.49%) Test Automation
12 25 (6.01%) Configuration Management
13 24 (5.77%) High Availability
14 23 (5.53%) DevSecOps
14 23 (5.53%) Sprint Planning
15 22 (5.29%) Full Stack Development
16 21 (5.05%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 178 (42.79%) Python
2 118 (28.37%) Java
3 45 (10.82%) JavaScript
4 44 (10.58%) Bash Shell
5 36 (8.65%) Groovy
6 29 (6.97%) SQL
7 19 (4.57%) Java 11
8 18 (4.33%) TypeScript
9 13 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.13%) Ruby
10 12 (2.88%) Go
11 10 (2.40%) C#
12 9 (2.16%) Java 8
13 7 (1.68%) C++
13 7 (1.68%) PHP
13 7 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.96%) VB
15 3 (0.72%) AWK
15 3 (0.72%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.53%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.85%) AWS Certification
4 13 (3.13%) Degree
5 11 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.48%) CISA
7 2 (0.48%) CISM
7 2 (0.48%) CISMP
7 2 (0.48%) CISSP
8 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) OCP
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.81%) QA
2 16 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.96%) GDPR
5 3 (0.72%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.24%) DICOM
6 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 233 (56.01%) Docker
2 11 (2.64%) Varnish
3 9 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.44%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.72%) Ceph
5 3 (0.72%) NFS
6 2 (0.48%) Postfix
7 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.24%) KVM
7 1 (0.24%) QEMU
7 1 (0.24%) Samba
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.24%) zsh
Systems Management
1 267 (64.18%) Terraform
2 122 (29.33%) Kubernetes
3 86 (20.67%) Ansible
4 52 (12.50%) Prometheus
5 33 (7.93%) Docker Swarm
6 30 (7.21%) Puppet
7 29 (6.97%) Grafana
8 25 (6.01%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (2.40%) Packer
10 9 (2.16%) Rancher
11 5 (1.20%) Istio
12 3 (0.72%) Kibana
12 3 (0.72%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.48%) linkerd
13 2 (0.48%) logstash
13 2 (0.48%) Sysdig
14 1 (0.24%) Consul
14 1 (0.24%) Kustomize
14 1 (0.24%) Marathon
Vendors
1 39 (9.38%) Splunk
2 29 (6.97%) Oracle
3 18 (4.33%) Google
4 13 (3.13%) CA
5 12 (2.88%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.64%) VMware
7 10 (2.40%) Microsoft
8 9 (2.16%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.44%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.20%) ATG
10 5 (1.20%) WSO2
11 4 (0.96%) Pega
11 4 (0.96%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.48%) Adobe
12 2 (0.48%) Cisco
12 2 (0.48%) Refinitiv
12 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.24%) Alibaba
13 1 (0.24%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.24%) IBM