Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 482 335 504
Rank change year-on-year -147 +169 +202
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 297 251 389
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.67% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.18% 2.18% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 218 223
10th Percentile £416 £475 £463
25th Percentile £500 £500 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £638 £713 £631
90th Percentile £707 £754 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £550
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%

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 25,089 11,504 26,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.32% 30.66% 28.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,985 8,127 18,364
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
25th Percentile £419 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £517 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.40% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £577
90th Percentile £688 £679 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 164 324
10th Percentile £12.18 £13.25 £12.74
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.44 £15.25
Median hourly rate £21.03 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.13% -2.44% +17.14%
75th Percentile £44.44 £35.19 £36.00
90th Percentile £65.48 £54.63 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.50% -1.55% +17.65%

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 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 -134 245 £575 +4.55% 126
London -158 158 £575 - 72
Work from Home -203 89 £575 +15.00% 22
UK excluding London -46 78 £525 - 60
North of England -24 34 £581 -15.15% 23
North West -23 16 £538 +29.52% 16
North East +4 14 £625 -30.56% 4
East of England - 13 £540 - 6
Midlands -31 11 £525 +23.53% 6
West Midlands -31 10 £525 - 5
Scotland -57 10 £513 -2.38% 2
South West -8 6 £475 -13.64% 4
South East -38 6 £540 +13.68% 13
Yorkshire - 4 £469 - 3
East Midlands -13 1 £630 +48.24% 1

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 267 (89.90%) AWS
2 164 (55.22%) Docker
3 157 (52.86%) Terraform
4 144 (48.48%) DevOps
5 133 (44.78%) Serverless
6 128 (43.10%) Python
7 126 (42.42%) Amazon EKS
8 120 (40.40%) Amazon EC2
9 118 (39.73%) AWS Lambda
10 92 (30.98%) Jenkins
11 90 (30.30%) Java
12 88 (29.63%) Amazon S3
12 88 (29.63%) Microservices
12 88 (29.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 88 (29.63%) Kubernetes
13 82 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
14 73 (24.58%) Infrastructure as Code
15 71 (23.91%) Ansible
16 63 (21.21%) Amazon SQS
17 60 (20.20%) Linux
18 56 (18.86%) Route 53
19 51 (17.17%) AWS Fargate
20 47 (15.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
21 46 (15.49%) Git (software)
21 46 (15.49%) React
22 41 (13.80%) PostgreSQL
23 40 (13.47%) Azure
23 40 (13.47%) GitLab
24 39 (13.13%) Software Engineering
25 38 (12.79%) JavaScript

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 21 (7.07%) Apache Spark
1 21 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (5.72%) Confluence
3 9 (3.03%) Apache
4 6 (2.02%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.68%) Drupal
6 4 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.35%) nginx
6 4 (1.35%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.01%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.01%) CMS
7 3 (1.01%) IIS
7 3 (1.01%) JBoss
7 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 267 (89.90%) AWS
2 133 (44.78%) Serverless
3 126 (42.42%) Amazon EKS
4 120 (40.40%) Amazon EC2
5 118 (39.73%) AWS Lambda
6 88 (29.63%) Amazon S3
6 88 (29.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 63 (21.21%) Amazon SQS
8 56 (18.86%) Route 53
9 51 (17.17%) AWS Fargate
10 47 (15.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 40 (13.47%) Azure
12 30 (10.10%) GCP
13 28 (9.43%) AWS CodePipeline
13 28 (9.43%) CloudFront
14 27 (9.09%) Amazon EMR
15 25 (8.42%) GitHub
16 23 (7.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (6.06%) PaaS
18 15 (5.05%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.41%) DNS
2 12 (4.04%) HTTP
3 10 (3.37%) VPN
4 8 (2.69%) Firewall
5 3 (1.01%) 5G
5 3 (1.01%) DMZ
5 3 (1.01%) DSL
5 3 (1.01%) Internet
5 3 (1.01%) Wireless
6 2 (0.67%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.34%) IMAP
7 1 (0.34%) NAS
7 1 (0.34%) Network Security
7 1 (0.34%) SAN
7 1 (0.34%) SSH
7 1 (0.34%) SSL
7 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.34%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.34%) VLAN
7 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.80%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (8.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 25 (8.42%) Hadoop
3 24 (8.08%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (6.40%) Redis
5 13 (4.38%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.38%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.04%) SQL Server
7 10 (3.37%) Big Data
8 7 (2.36%) Amazon Aurora
8 7 (2.36%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.02%) MySQL
9 6 (2.02%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.35%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.01%) Metadata
12 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 92 (30.98%) Jenkins
2 46 (15.49%) Git (software)
3 40 (13.47%) GitLab
4 22 (7.41%) JIRA
5 19 (6.40%) JUnit
6 18 (6.06%) Artifactory
7 15 (5.05%) webpack
8 11 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 9 (3.03%) Bitbucket
10 8 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (2.69%) CircleCI
10 8 (2.69%) SonarQube
11 7 (2.36%) Selenium
12 6 (2.02%) Maven
13 4 (1.35%) Gradle
13 4 (1.35%) Spinnaker
14 3 (1.01%) Cypress.io
14 3 (1.01%) Mockito
14 3 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 36 (12.12%) Finance
2 26 (8.75%) Social Skills
3 24 (8.08%) Law
4 21 (7.07%) Public Sector
5 14 (4.71%) Banking
6 8 (2.69%) Retail
7 5 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (34.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 71 (23.91%) Developer
3 68 (22.90%) AWS Engineer
4 47 (15.82%) Java Developer
5 44 (14.81%) Architect
6 36 (12.12%) AWS DevOps
7 33 (11.11%) AWS Developer
8 32 (10.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 24 (8.08%) AWS Architect
10 21 (7.07%) Software Engineer
11 18 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (5.72%) Senior Developer
13 16 (5.39%) Cloud Engineer
14 15 (5.05%) Platform Engineer
15 14 (4.71%) Python Engineer
16 13 (4.38%) Senior Java Developer
17 12 (4.04%) Cloud Architect
17 12 (4.04%) Lead DevOps
18 11 (3.70%) AWS Solutions Architect
19 9 (3.03%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.49%) React
2 37 (12.46%) Node.js
2 37 (12.46%) Spring
3 35 (11.78%) Spring Boot
4 33 (11.11%) REST
5 29 (9.76%) Web Services
6 25 (8.42%) RESTful
7 22 (7.41%) CSS
8 19 (6.40%) HTML
9 18 (6.06%) AngularJS
9 18 (6.06%) GraphQL
10 17 (5.72%) .NET
11 15 (5.05%) gRPC
12 14 (4.71%) Kafka
13 13 (4.38%) Elastic Stack
13 13 (4.38%) HTML5
14 12 (4.04%) LitElement
15 10 (3.37%) JSON
15 10 (3.37%) Lambda Expressions
16 9 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.07%) Cloud Native
2 14 (4.71%) Clustering
3 13 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (4.38%) PKI
4 11 (3.70%) Legacy Systems
5 8 (2.69%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.36%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.02%) User Experience
8 5 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.67%) NHS
11 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.34%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.20%) Linux
2 10 (3.37%) Windows
3 8 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.36%) CentOS
5 6 (2.02%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.67%) Alpine Linux
6 2 (0.67%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (0.67%) Unix
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (48.48%) DevOps
2 88 (29.63%) Microservices
3 82 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (24.58%) Infrastructure as Code
5 39 (13.13%) Software Engineering
6 36 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (10.10%) TDD
7 30 (10.10%) Test Automation
8 29 (9.76%) OO
9 24 (8.08%) High Availability
10 20 (6.73%) Scrum
11 17 (5.72%) Configuration Management
11 17 (5.72%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 16 (5.39%) DevSecOps
12 16 (5.39%) OOP
12 16 (5.39%) Open Source
13 15 (5.05%) Event-Driven
13 15 (5.05%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 15 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (5.05%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (43.10%) Python
2 90 (30.30%) Java
3 38 (12.79%) JavaScript
4 27 (9.09%) SQL
5 26 (8.75%) Bash Shell
6 21 (7.07%) Groovy
7 16 (5.39%) PowerShell
8 15 (5.05%) Java 11
9 14 (4.71%) Go
9 14 (4.71%) TypeScript
10 12 (4.04%) C#
11 11 (3.70%) Ruby
12 9 (3.03%) Java 8
13 7 (2.36%) PHP
14 6 (2.02%) C++
14 6 (2.02%) Scala
14 6 (2.02%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.01%) AWK
16 2 (0.67%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (8.75%) AWS Certification
2 20 (6.73%) SC Cleared
2 20 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.03%) Degree
4 5 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.39%) QA
2 12 (4.04%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.35%) Accessibility
4 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 164 (55.22%) Docker
2 16 (5.39%) Varnish
3 11 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.01%) Ceph
5 3 (1.01%) NFS
6 2 (0.67%) Postfix
7 1 (0.34%) KVM
7 1 (0.34%) QEMU
7 1 (0.34%) Samba
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 157 (52.86%) Terraform
2 88 (29.63%) Kubernetes
3 71 (23.91%) Ansible
4 31 (10.44%) Puppet
5 28 (9.43%) Prometheus
6 22 (7.41%) Docker Swarm
7 20 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (6.40%) Packer
9 15 (5.05%) Grafana
9 15 (5.05%) Istio
10 7 (2.36%) Rancher
11 4 (1.35%) Kibana
12 3 (1.01%) logstash
12 3 (1.01%) Nagios
12 3 (1.01%) Rundeck
12 3 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 2 (0.67%) linkerd
13 2 (0.67%) Sysdig
13 2 (0.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (4.38%) Splunk
2 12 (4.04%) Google
3 11 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.70%) Oracle
4 10 (3.37%) CA
5 9 (3.03%) VMware
6 8 (2.69%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.69%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.68%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.01%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.01%) Pega
8 3 (1.01%) SAP
8 3 (1.01%) WSO2
9 2 (0.67%) Adobe
9 2 (0.67%) ATG
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco
9 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.34%) BMC
10 1 (0.34%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.34%) Juniper