Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 291 529 616
Rank change year-on-year +238 +87 +172
Contract jobs citing Amazon ECS 259 293 296
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.50% 1.19% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 185 207
Median daily rate £550 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £406 £425 £448
90th Percentile £750 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% - -
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 10,362 24,592 24,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.71% 29.06% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,743 16,836 16,854
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £305
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 417 337
Median hourly rate £31.25 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +22.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £75.25 £56.75
Median hourly rate £22.66 £21.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.19% +21.94% -2.78%

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 31 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon ECS in the UK

Amazon ECS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Amazon ECS.

Hourly rate trend 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 31 October 2020. 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 +233 244 £550 -1.79% 67
London +153 187 £550 -4.35% 33
UK excluding London +242 55 £495 -10.00% 39
Work from Home -80 39 £525 -8.70% 20
North of England +123 26 £495 +13.14% 13
North West +100 19 £435 -0.51% 12
South East +168 17 £350 -33.08% 12
South West +106 5 £525 -2.33% 2
Midlands +90 4 £500 -0.99% 4
Yorkshire +69 4 £525 +12.90% 1
West Midlands - 4 £500 - 3
North East - 3 £475 -
Scotland +64 2 £519 -13.54% 2
East of England +71 1 £450 -26.53% 3

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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.

1 249 (96.14%) AWS
2 208 (80.31%) DevOps
3 185 (71.43%) Docker
4 177 (68.34%) Serverless
4 177 (68.34%) Python
5 175 (67.57%) AWS Lambda
6 160 (61.78%) Kubernetes
7 157 (60.62%) Java
8 156 (60.23%) Web Services
9 147 (56.76%) Finance
10 144 (55.60%) Jenkins
11 140 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
12 129 (49.81%) Asset Management
13 125 (48.26%) Terraform
14 124 (47.88%) Amazon Redshift
15 119 (45.95%) Microservices
16 114 (44.02%) Software Engineering
17 107 (41.31%) Artifactory
18 101 (39.00%) AWS CloudFormation
19 100 (38.61%) Azure
20 99 (38.22%) PostgreSQL
21 96 (37.07%) MySQL
21 96 (37.07%) Amazon EC2
22 91 (35.14%) Banking
23 86 (33.20%) Amazon RDS
24 85 (32.82%) GCP
25 82 (31.66%) Apache
26 81 (31.27%) gRPC
27 80 (30.89%) SQL Server
28 79 (30.50%) Google

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 82 (31.66%) Apache
2 9 (3.47%) Jupyter
3 7 (2.70%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.54%) Confluence
5 4 (1.54%) Drupal
6 3 (1.16%) JBoss
6 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.77%) IIS
7 2 (0.77%) nginx
8 1 (0.39%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.39%) Documentum
8 1 (0.39%) FileNet
8 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 249 (96.14%) AWS
2 177 (68.34%) Serverless
3 175 (67.57%) AWS Lambda
4 101 (39.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 100 (38.61%) Azure
6 96 (37.07%) Amazon EC2
7 85 (32.82%) GCP
8 75 (28.96%) Amazon S3
9 64 (24.71%) Apigee
10 56 (21.62%) Amazon SQS
11 50 (19.31%) OpenShift
12 43 (16.60%) Amazon EKS
13 32 (12.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 28 (10.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 24 (9.27%) AWS Fargate
16 23 (8.88%) Route 53
17 21 (8.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 19 (7.34%) Amazon Kinesis
18 19 (7.34%) GitHub
19 18 (6.95%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.93%) Network Security
2 4 (1.54%) DNS
3 2 (0.77%) Skype
4 1 (0.39%) Firewall
4 1 (0.39%) SSH
4 1 (0.39%) SSL
4 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (47.88%) Amazon Redshift
2 99 (38.22%) PostgreSQL
3 96 (37.07%) MySQL
4 86 (33.20%) Amazon RDS
5 80 (30.89%) SQL Server
6 40 (15.44%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (11.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 18 (6.95%) MongoDB
9 15 (5.79%) Amazon Aurora
9 15 (5.79%) Relational Database
10 14 (5.41%) Redis
11 5 (1.93%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.16%) Amazon Athena
13 3 (1.16%) Data Lake
13 3 (1.16%) MariaDB
13 3 (1.16%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 144 (55.60%) Jenkins
2 107 (41.31%) Artifactory
3 77 (29.73%) GitLab
4 35 (13.51%) Git (software)
5 31 (11.97%) RStudio
6 16 (6.18%) Gradle
6 16 (6.18%) Maven
7 8 (3.09%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.09%) webpack
8 7 (2.70%) Cypress.io
9 6 (2.32%) JIRA
9 6 (2.32%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.54%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.54%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.54%) Sublime Text
11 3 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.16%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.77%) CA Release Automation
General
1 147 (56.76%) Finance
2 91 (35.14%) Banking
3 48 (18.53%) Front Office
4 34 (13.13%) Back Office
5 12 (4.63%) Public Sector
6 6 (2.32%) Law
7 3 (1.16%) Marketing
8 2 (0.77%) Electronics
8 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 108 (41.70%) AWS Engineer
2 100 (38.61%) Developer
3 76 (29.34%) Java Developer
4 71 (27.41%) AWS Developer
5 65 (25.10%) DevOps Engineer
6 58 (22.39%) Java Software Developer
7 56 (21.62%) Java Engineer
8 53 (20.46%) AWS DevOps
9 45 (17.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 44 (16.99%) Software Engineer
11 40 (15.44%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 40 (15.44%) Java Software Engineer
11 40 (15.44%) SQL Developer
12 37 (14.29%) AWS Software Engineer
13 31 (11.97%) Architect
14 30 (11.58%) Python Engineer
15 28 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
16 25 (9.65%) AWS Architect
16 25 (9.65%) Cloud Architect
17 24 (9.27%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (60.23%) Web Services
2 81 (31.27%) gRPC
3 72 (27.80%) OAuth
4 70 (27.03%) Swagger
5 36 (13.90%) J2EE
6 35 (13.51%) J2SE
7 26 (10.04%) Lambda Expressions
8 25 (9.65%) Node.js
8 25 (9.65%) REST
9 24 (9.27%) RESTful
10 23 (8.88%) Spring
11 22 (8.49%) React
11 22 (8.49%) Spring Boot
12 16 (6.18%) Redux
13 12 (4.63%) .NET
13 12 (4.63%) JSON
14 11 (4.25%) Kafka
15 9 (3.47%) HTML
16 8 (3.09%) HTML5
16 8 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 78 (30.12%) Hedge funds
2 49 (18.92%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (17.76%) Equities
3 46 (17.76%) Fixed Income
4 45 (17.37%) Derivative
5 12 (4.63%) User Experience
6 10 (3.86%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.09%) Cloud Native
8 8 (3.09%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.93%) PKI
10 4 (1.54%) Clustering
11 3 (1.16%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.77%) Blog
12 2 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.39%) CMDB
13 1 (0.39%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 51 (19.69%) Linux
2 10 (3.86%) Windows
3 9 (3.47%) CentOS
4 6 (2.32%) Amazon Linux
5 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.16%) Unix
5 3 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.39%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (80.31%) DevOps
2 140 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (49.81%) Asset Management
4 119 (45.95%) Microservices
5 114 (44.02%) Software Engineering
6 79 (30.50%) Investment Management
7 46 (17.76%) Decision-Making
8 43 (16.60%) Deployment Automation
9 37 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 33 (12.74%) Infrastructure Automation
11 32 (12.36%) Scrum
12 30 (11.58%) Infrastructure as Code
13 28 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (9.27%) Technology Roadmap
15 21 (8.11%) TDD
16 19 (7.34%) Open Source
17 15 (5.79%) Migration
18 14 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
18 14 (5.41%) Pair Programming
18 14 (5.41%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (68.34%) Python
2 157 (60.62%) Java
3 71 (27.41%) SQL
4 43 (16.60%) Bash Shell
5 32 (12.36%) R
6 25 (9.65%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.63%) Java 8
8 10 (3.86%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.47%) Kotlin
10 6 (2.32%) Go
10 6 (2.32%) Ruby
10 6 (2.32%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.93%) C#
11 5 (1.93%) ES6
12 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.39%) Rust
12 1 (0.39%) Scala
12 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (9.27%) Sun Certification
2 12 (4.63%) AWS Certification
3 11 (4.25%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.86%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.54%) Degree
6 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.70%) QA
2 6 (2.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 185 (71.43%) Docker
2 5 (1.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 160 (61.78%) Kubernetes
2 125 (48.26%) Terraform
3 40 (15.44%) Ansible
4 17 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (6.18%) Packer
6 13 (5.02%) Puppet
7 11 (4.25%) Consul
8 6 (2.32%) Kibana
9 5 (1.93%) PingFederate
9 5 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.54%) Grafana
10 4 (1.54%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.16%) Salt
12 2 (0.77%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.77%) Istio
13 1 (0.39%) Automic
13 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.39%) SCCM
13 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (30.50%) Google
2 62 (23.94%) Oracle
3 8 (3.09%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.70%) Splunk
5 3 (1.16%) Dynatrace
6 2 (0.77%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.77%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.77%) SAP
7 1 (0.39%) Cadence
7 1 (0.39%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.39%) New Relic
7 1 (0.39%) OpenText
7 1 (0.39%) Pega
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.39%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.39%) WSO2