Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 398 472 550
Rank change year-on-year +74 +78 +156
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 243 227 341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.38% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.33% 1.26% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 182 206
10th Percentile £384 £457 £463
25th Percentile £460 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £632 £700 £638
90th Percentile £702 £746 £689
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 18,274 18,046 26,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.76% 30.25% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,161 12,644 18,467
10th Percentile £313 £281 £313
25th Percentile £406 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £660 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 283 259
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.29 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -3.06%
75th Percentile £45.00 £34.63 £25.75
90th Percentile £60.78 £57.50 £48.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.08 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.81% +12.25% +3.03%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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 +50 192 £525 -8.70% 72
London -3 127 £550 -4.35% 42
Work from Home -168 91 £525 -4.55% 16
UK excluding London +83 61 £500 -9.09% 32
North of England +58 20 £500 -42.86% 10
South East +70 18 £350 -31.71% 9
North West +36 15 £500 +3.63% 6
East of England +50 10 £425 -27.66% 3
Scotland +7 8 £513 -26.79% 1
Midlands +25 4 £500 -0.99% 6
South West +56 3 £525 -4.55% 1
North East +24 3 £500 -44.44% 4
West Midlands +16 3 £475 -17.39% 5
Yorkshire +36 2 £500 -0.99%
East Midlands +24 1 £630 +35.48% 1

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 208 (85.60%) AWS
2 127 (52.26%) DevOps
3 118 (48.56%) Docker
4 107 (44.03%) Terraform
4 107 (44.03%) Python
5 98 (40.33%) Serverless
6 95 (39.09%) AWS Lambda
7 91 (37.45%) Jenkins
8 90 (37.04%) Kubernetes
9 87 (35.80%) Amazon EKS
10 82 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
11 77 (31.69%) Amazon EC2
12 74 (30.45%) Amazon S3
12 74 (30.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 64 (26.34%) Java
14 63 (25.93%) Ansible
15 58 (23.87%) Microservices
15 58 (23.87%) Finance
16 53 (21.81%) Linux
17 50 (20.58%) AWS Fargate
18 49 (20.16%) Infrastructure as Code
18 49 (20.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 49 (20.16%) Bash Shell
19 47 (19.34%) Git (software)
20 45 (18.52%) Web Services
21 41 (16.87%) Amazon RDS
22 40 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
23 38 (15.64%) Amazon SQS
24 37 (15.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
24 37 (15.23%) PostgreSQL

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 10 (4.12%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.70%) Confluence
3 7 (2.88%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (2.47%) Apache
5 4 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.23%) Drupal
6 3 (1.23%) JBoss
6 3 (1.23%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.82%) nginx
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
Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.41%) Exstream
3 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 208 (85.60%) AWS
2 98 (40.33%) Serverless
3 95 (39.09%) AWS Lambda
4 87 (35.80%) Amazon EKS
5 77 (31.69%) Amazon EC2
6 74 (30.45%) Amazon S3
6 74 (30.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 50 (20.58%) AWS Fargate
8 49 (20.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 38 (15.64%) Amazon SQS
10 34 (13.99%) Azure
10 34 (13.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 33 (13.58%) CloudFront
12 29 (11.93%) Route 53
13 27 (11.11%) Amazon Kinesis
14 25 (10.29%) PaaS
15 23 (9.47%) GitHub
16 22 (9.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 22 (9.05%) GCP
17 19 (7.82%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.53%) Calico
1 11 (4.53%) DNS
2 8 (3.29%) Network Security
3 7 (2.88%) HTTP
4 6 (2.47%) VPN
5 3 (1.23%) 5G
5 3 (1.23%) Wireless
6 2 (0.82%) DSL
7 1 (0.41%) ASN.1
7 1 (0.41%) DMZ
7 1 (0.41%) Firewall
7 1 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.41%) Skype
7 1 (0.41%) SMS
7 1 (0.41%) SSH
7 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.87%) Amazon RDS
2 37 (15.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 37 (15.23%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (9.05%) MySQL
4 16 (6.58%) Big Data
5 14 (5.76%) Amazon Aurora
6 13 (5.35%) Relational Database
7 12 (4.94%) NoSQL
7 12 (4.94%) Redis
8 11 (4.53%) Hadoop
9 10 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (4.12%) RDBMS
9 10 (4.12%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.88%) Amazon Athena
10 7 (2.88%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (2.88%) Data Lake
10 7 (2.88%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.65%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.82%) Parquet
12 2 (0.82%) Presto
Development Applications
1 91 (37.45%) Jenkins
2 47 (19.34%) Git (software)
3 28 (11.52%) GitLab
4 15 (6.17%) JIRA
5 12 (4.94%) Gradle
6 11 (4.53%) Artifactory
7 9 (3.70%) Maven
8 6 (2.47%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.47%) Cypress.io
8 6 (2.47%) Selenium
8 6 (2.47%) webpack
9 4 (1.65%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.65%) JMeter
10 3 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.23%) Gerrit
10 3 (1.23%) JUnit
10 3 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.82%) CA Release Automation
11 2 (0.82%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.82%) Snyk
General
1 58 (23.87%) Finance
2 21 (8.64%) Banking
3 17 (7.00%) Law
4 13 (5.35%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.82%) Electronics
6 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (34.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 70 (28.81%) AWS Engineer
3 58 (23.87%) Developer
4 35 (14.40%) AWS DevOps
5 33 (13.58%) Java Developer
6 31 (12.76%) Architect
6 31 (12.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 26 (10.70%) AWS Developer
8 21 (8.64%) Cloud Engineer
9 15 (6.17%) Senior DevOps
10 14 (5.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 14 (5.76%) Software Engineer
11 11 (4.53%) AWS Architect
12 10 (4.12%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (4.12%) Platform Engineer
13 9 (3.70%) Data Engineer
13 9 (3.70%) Lead Architect
14 8 (3.29%) Consultant
14 8 (3.29%) Security Engineer
15 7 (2.88%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (18.52%) Web Services
2 36 (14.81%) REST
3 35 (14.40%) Node.js
3 35 (14.40%) Spring
4 34 (13.99%) Spring Boot
5 31 (12.76%) Lambda Expressions
6 26 (10.70%) Kafka
7 25 (10.29%) RESTful
8 23 (9.47%) React
9 21 (8.64%) HTML
10 20 (8.23%) JSON
11 18 (7.41%) Redux
12 17 (7.00%) .NET
13 16 (6.58%) HTML5
14 12 (4.94%) Elastic Stack
15 11 (4.53%) OpenJDK
16 9 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
17 8 (3.29%) gRPC
18 6 (2.47%) AngularJS
18 6 (2.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.23%) Cloud Native
1 20 (8.23%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (7.82%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (7.82%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (6.17%) Clustering
4 11 (4.53%) Private Cloud
5 9 (3.70%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.47%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.47%) User Experience
7 4 (1.65%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.65%) PKI
8 3 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.23%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 53 (21.81%) Linux
2 14 (5.76%) Windows
3 9 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.88%) Unix
5 2 (0.82%) CentOS
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) Mesosphere
6 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (52.26%) DevOps
2 82 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (23.87%) Microservices
4 49 (20.16%) Infrastructure as Code
5 40 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (15.23%) Software Engineering
7 36 (14.81%) Scrum
8 26 (10.70%) OO
9 25 (10.29%) TDD
10 24 (9.88%) High Availability
11 19 (7.82%) Configuration Management
11 19 (7.82%) Multithreading
12 18 (7.41%) Web Development
13 17 (7.00%) Open Source
14 16 (6.58%) Test Automation
15 15 (6.17%) Multithreaded Programming
15 15 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (6.17%) Project Delivery
15 15 (6.17%) Scalability Testing
16 14 (5.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (44.03%) Python
2 64 (26.34%) Java
3 49 (20.16%) Bash Shell
4 34 (13.99%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.52%) SQL
6 19 (7.82%) Go
7 13 (5.35%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.94%) Ruby
9 11 (4.53%) Groovy
10 9 (3.70%) Java 8
11 6 (2.47%) Kotlin
11 6 (2.47%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.06%) C#
12 5 (2.06%) C++
13 4 (1.65%) ES6
13 4 (1.65%) Scala
14 2 (0.82%) C
14 2 (0.82%) Java 9
14 2 (0.82%) PHP
14 2 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (11.52%) AWS Certification
2 26 (10.70%) SC Cleared
2 26 (10.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.65%) Degree
4 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.12%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) GDPR
3 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 118 (48.56%) Docker
2 11 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.53%) VMware NSX
3 10 (4.12%) Varnish
4 7 (2.88%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.82%) HDFS
6 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 107 (44.03%) Terraform
2 90 (37.04%) Kubernetes
3 63 (25.93%) Ansible
4 27 (11.11%) Istio
5 26 (10.70%) Puppet
6 25 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (6.58%) Packer
8 14 (5.76%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (3.70%) Prometheus
10 5 (2.06%) Salt
11 4 (1.65%) Grafana
12 3 (1.23%) Consul
12 3 (1.23%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.82%) Argo
13 2 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.82%) Nagios
14 1 (0.41%) Kibana
14 1 (0.41%) logstash
14 1 (0.41%) Mesos
14 1 (0.41%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 12 (4.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.53%) F5
2 11 (4.53%) VMware
3 8 (3.29%) CheckPoint
4 5 (2.06%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.06%) Cloudera
5 4 (1.65%) SAP
6 3 (1.23%) AppDynamics
6 3 (1.23%) Google
6 3 (1.23%) New Relic
6 3 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.82%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle
7 2 (0.82%) Pega
7 2 (0.82%) WSO2
8 1 (0.41%) Confluent
8 1 (0.41%) Incapsula
8 1 (0.41%) OpenText
8 1 (0.41%) Splunk
8 1 (0.41%) Xerox