Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 356 549 582
Rank change year-on-year +193 +33 +161
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 245 209 321
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.83% 0.96% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 159 209
Median daily rate £525 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £313 £445 £463
90th Percentile £713 £713 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £575 £525
% change year-on-year -17.39% +9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
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 13,406 21,660 25,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.10% 29.73% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,483 15,095 17,568
Median daily rate £495 £493 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +0.46% +3.21%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £650 £669 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 330 297
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.13 £71.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +1.45%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +196 206 £525 -12.50% 90
London +104 132 £550 -8.33% 58
UK excluding London +202 73 £475 -17.39% 34
Work from Home -123 66 £525 -8.70% 19
North of England +121 28 £500 -0.99% 17
South East +132 25 £338 -44.90% 5
North West +88 19 £495 -3.41% 16
East of England +66 8 £425 -30.61% 4
Scotland +48 6 £513 -21.15% 2
South West +95 5 £525 -5.62% 1
Yorkshire +52 5 £525 +7.14%
North East +39 4 £488 -47.30% 1
Midlands +60 3 £500 -0.99% 3
West Midlands +55 3 £500 -13.04% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 212 (86.53%) AWS
2 168 (68.57%) DevOps
3 146 (59.59%) Docker
4 135 (55.10%) Python
5 133 (54.29%) Serverless
6 131 (53.47%) AWS Lambda
7 119 (48.57%) Kubernetes
8 118 (48.16%) Jenkins
9 104 (42.45%) Terraform
9 104 (42.45%) Java
9 104 (42.45%) Finance
10 102 (41.63%) Web Services
11 100 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
12 90 (36.73%) Microservices
13 75 (30.61%) Amazon EC2
14 73 (29.80%) AWS CloudFormation
15 69 (28.16%) PostgreSQL
16 66 (26.94%) Azure
16 66 (26.94%) Amazon RDS
17 65 (26.53%) GitLab
18 64 (26.12%) Software Engineering
19 63 (25.71%) Asset Management
20 61 (24.90%) Bash Shell
21 58 (23.67%) MySQL
21 58 (23.67%) Ansible
21 58 (23.67%) Amazon Redshift
22 57 (23.27%) Amazon S3
23 56 (22.86%) Amazon EKS
24 55 (22.45%) SQL
25 54 (22.04%) Artifactory

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 46 (18.78%) Apache
2 10 (4.08%) Apache Airflow
3 8 (3.27%) Confluence
4 5 (2.04%) Drupal
4 5 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.63%) Jupyter
6 3 (1.22%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.82%) JBoss
7 2 (0.82%) nginx
7 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.41%) Documentum
8 1 (0.41%) FileNet
8 1 (0.41%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.41%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.41%) Exstream
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 212 (86.53%) AWS
2 133 (54.29%) Serverless
3 131 (53.47%) AWS Lambda
4 75 (30.61%) Amazon EC2
5 73 (29.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 66 (26.94%) Azure
7 57 (23.27%) Amazon S3
8 56 (22.86%) Amazon EKS
9 53 (21.63%) GCP
10 39 (15.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 38 (15.51%) Apigee
12 35 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 34 (13.88%) Amazon SQS
14 31 (12.65%) AWS Fargate
15 24 (9.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 24 (9.80%) Amazon Kinesis
16 22 (8.98%) GitHub
16 22 (8.98%) Route 53
17 19 (7.76%) CloudFront
17 19 (7.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.31%) Calico
1 13 (5.31%) Network Security
2 5 (2.04%) DNS
3 2 (0.82%) HTTP
4 1 (0.41%) ASN.1
4 1 (0.41%) Firewall
4 1 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.41%) Skype
4 1 (0.41%) SSH
4 1 (0.41%) SSL
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) VPN
4 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (28.16%) PostgreSQL
2 66 (26.94%) Amazon RDS
3 58 (23.67%) Amazon Redshift
3 58 (23.67%) MySQL
4 39 (15.92%) SQL Server
5 37 (15.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 21 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (6.12%) Redis
7 15 (6.12%) Relational Database
8 13 (5.31%) Amazon Aurora
9 9 (3.67%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.86%) Big Data
10 7 (2.86%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.45%) Data Lake
12 5 (2.04%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.63%) Amazon Athena
14 2 (0.82%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.82%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.82%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 118 (48.16%) Jenkins
2 65 (26.53%) GitLab
3 54 (22.04%) Artifactory
4 51 (20.82%) Git (software)
5 15 (6.12%) Maven
6 14 (5.71%) Gradle
7 10 (4.08%) Cypress.io
7 10 (4.08%) JIRA
7 10 (4.08%) RStudio
7 10 (4.08%) webpack
8 6 (2.45%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.45%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.63%) Gerrit
9 4 (1.63%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.63%) Selenium
9 4 (1.63%) Sublime Text
10 3 (1.22%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 104 (42.45%) Finance
2 53 (21.63%) Banking
3 18 (7.35%) Law
4 17 (6.94%) Front Office
5 12 (4.90%) Back Office
6 9 (3.67%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (37.14%) AWS Engineer
2 82 (33.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (31.02%) Developer
4 54 (22.04%) Java Developer
5 47 (19.18%) AWS Developer
6 43 (17.55%) AWS DevOps
7 40 (16.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 30 (12.24%) Java Engineer
8 30 (12.24%) Java Software Developer
8 30 (12.24%) Software Engineer
9 29 (11.84%) Architect
10 25 (10.20%) AWS Software Engineer
11 24 (9.80%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 24 (9.80%) Java Software Engineer
11 24 (9.80%) SQL Developer
12 18 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (6.53%) Cloud Engineer
14 15 (6.12%) Cloud Architect
15 14 (5.71%) AWS Architect
16 13 (5.31%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (41.63%) Web Services
2 48 (19.59%) gRPC
3 41 (16.73%) OAuth
3 41 (16.73%) Swagger
4 39 (15.92%) Node.js
5 31 (12.65%) Lambda Expressions
6 30 (12.24%) RESTful
7 29 (11.84%) React
7 29 (11.84%) REST
8 28 (11.43%) Spring
9 27 (11.02%) Spring Boot
10 23 (9.39%) JSON
10 23 (9.39%) Kafka
11 22 (8.98%) Redux
12 14 (5.71%) HTML
13 11 (4.49%) J2EE
13 11 (4.49%) OpenJDK
14 10 (4.08%) .NET
14 10 (4.08%) J2SE
14 10 (4.08%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 47 (19.18%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (15.51%) Hedge funds
3 23 (9.39%) Linux Command Line
4 16 (6.53%) Derivative
4 16 (6.53%) Equities
4 16 (6.53%) Fixed Income
5 15 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (6.12%) User Experience
6 13 (5.31%) Private Cloud
7 8 (3.27%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.86%) Clustering
9 5 (2.04%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.63%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.63%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.82%) PKI
12 2 (0.82%) Robotics
12 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.00%) Linux
2 10 (4.08%) Windows
3 7 (2.86%) Unix
4 5 (2.04%) Amazon Linux
4 5 (2.04%) CentOS
5 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.22%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.41%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (68.57%) DevOps
2 100 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (36.73%) Microservices
4 64 (26.12%) Software Engineering
5 63 (25.71%) Asset Management
6 41 (16.73%) Infrastructure as Code
7 38 (15.51%) Investment Management
8 31 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (12.65%) Scrum
9 24 (9.80%) Configuration Management
10 18 (7.35%) Decision-Making
11 17 (6.94%) High Availability
11 17 (6.94%) Project Delivery
12 16 (6.53%) Data Modelling
12 16 (6.53%) Test Automation
13 15 (6.12%) Deployment Automation
13 15 (6.12%) Mentoring
14 14 (5.71%) Open Source
14 14 (5.71%) Workflow
15 13 (5.31%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 135 (55.10%) Python
2 104 (42.45%) Java
3 61 (24.90%) Bash Shell
4 55 (22.45%) SQL
5 33 (13.47%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.31%) Go
6 13 (5.31%) Kotlin
7 12 (4.90%) Ruby
8 10 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.08%) R
9 8 (3.27%) Java 8
10 5 (2.04%) ES6
11 4 (1.63%) Groovy
11 4 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.82%) Java 9
13 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.41%) Perl
13 1 (0.41%) PHP
13 1 (0.41%) Rust
13 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (6.12%) AWS Certification
1 15 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.90%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) Degree
6 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.08%) QA
2 6 (2.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 146 (59.59%) Docker
2 13 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.31%) VMware NSX
3 4 (1.63%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.22%) Varnish
5 2 (0.82%) HDFS
6 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 119 (48.57%) Kubernetes
2 104 (42.45%) Terraform
3 58 (23.67%) Ansible
4 25 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (9.39%) Puppet
6 19 (7.76%) Istio
7 10 (4.08%) Packer
8 8 (3.27%) Prometheus
9 7 (2.86%) Consul
9 7 (2.86%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (2.86%) Salt
10 5 (2.04%) Grafana
11 4 (1.63%) Kibana
12 2 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.82%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.82%) PingFederate
12 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.41%) Automic
13 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (15.92%) Google
2 32 (13.06%) Oracle
3 13 (5.31%) F5
3 13 (5.31%) VMware
4 9 (3.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.63%) Splunk
7 3 (1.22%) New Relic
8 2 (0.82%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.82%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.82%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.82%) Pega
8 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.82%) SAP
8 2 (0.82%) WSO2
9 1 (0.41%) Cadence
9 1 (0.41%) Incapsula
9 1 (0.41%) OpenText
9 1 (0.41%) ServiceNow