Period
to 3 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Amazon EKS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon EKS over the 6 months to 3 March 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 for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS)
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 404 608 834
Rank change year-on-year +204 +226 +48
Contract jobs citing Amazon EKS 239 120 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.18% 0.049%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.46% 0.59% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 84 35
Median daily rate £525 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -10.20%
10th Percentile £400 £452 £481
90th Percentile £654 £705 £666
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £505 £575
% change year-on-year -5.94% -12.17% +27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Amazon EKS 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 16,377 20,197 25,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.92% 30.17% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,654 14,183 17,880
Median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £279 £309
90th Percentile £650 £673 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 297 266
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.65 £11.50
90th Percentile £61.00 £61.10 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £17.43
% change year-on-year +2.63% +9.01% +16.20%

Amazon EKS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Amazon EKS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon EKS in the UK

Amazon EKS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Amazon EKS.

Daily rate trend for Amazon EKS in the UK

Amazon EKS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Amazon EKS over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon EKS in the UK

Amazon EKS
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 EKS within the UK over the 6 months to 3 March 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 +185 185 £538 -6.52% 75
Work from Home - 118 £525 - 22
London +41 84 £563 -2.17% 39
UK excluding London +203 78 £475 -5.94% 35
North of England +107 39 £468 -7.43% 20
North West +69 25 £468 - 11
East of England +77 16 £425 -26.09% 2
South East +113 15 £527 -9.03% 7
Yorkshire +54 10 £400 -20.79% 9
North East +34 4 £536 -
Midlands +44 3 £400 -20.00% 4
West Midlands +34 3 £400 -20.00% 2
Scotland - 3 £525 -
South West +75 2 £650 +18.18% 1

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EKS 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 EKS.

1 220 (92.05%) AWS
2 193 (80.75%) Terraform
3 187 (78.24%) Kubernetes
4 174 (72.80%) DevOps
5 134 (56.07%) Infrastructure as Code
6 132 (55.23%) Python
7 121 (50.63%) Jenkins
8 114 (47.70%) Docker
9 103 (43.10%) Ansible
10 98 (41.00%) Microservices
11 91 (38.08%) Bash Shell
12 75 (31.38%) Amazon ECS
13 72 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
14 70 (29.29%) AWS CloudFormation
15 68 (28.45%) Linux
16 66 (27.62%) Java
16 66 (27.62%) Git (software)
17 64 (26.78%) GitLab
18 57 (23.85%) Node.js
19 56 (23.43%) Serverless
20 55 (23.01%) Finance
21 54 (22.59%) Public Sector
22 52 (21.76%) AWS Lambda
23 48 (20.08%) Azure
24 45 (18.83%) REST
25 42 (17.57%) Amazon EC2
26 41 (17.15%) Istio
27 40 (16.74%) Kafka
28 39 (16.32%) Web Services
29 38 (15.90%) Scrum

Amazon EKS
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 13 (5.44%) Confluence
2 10 (4.18%) nginx
3 9 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.09%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (2.09%) IBM Domino
5 4 (1.67%) Apache
6 3 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.84%) JBoss
7 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.42%) Documentum
8 1 (0.42%) Drupal
8 1 (0.42%) FileNet
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Exstream
1 1 (0.42%) Finacle
1 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 220 (92.05%) AWS
2 75 (31.38%) Amazon ECS
3 70 (29.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 56 (23.43%) Serverless
5 52 (21.76%) AWS Lambda
6 48 (20.08%) Azure
7 42 (17.57%) Amazon EC2
8 38 (15.90%) Amazon S3
9 31 (12.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 25 (10.46%) GCP
11 23 (9.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 21 (8.79%) AWS Fargate
13 19 (7.95%) GitHub
14 15 (6.28%) OpenShift
15 14 (5.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 14 (5.86%) Amazon SQS
16 13 (5.44%) Amazon Kinesis
16 13 (5.44%) Route 53
17 10 (4.18%) AWS CodePipeline
17 10 (4.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.67%) VPN
2 3 (1.26%) DNS
3 2 (0.84%) Network Security
3 2 (0.84%) Skype
3 2 (0.84%) SSL
4 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.13%) Amazon RDS
2 16 (6.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 16 (6.69%) Big Data
3 14 (5.86%) MySQL
4 12 (5.02%) Amazon Aurora
5 11 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.93%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.51%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.09%) Redis
9 4 (1.67%) Amazon Athena
9 4 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.67%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.67%) Dremio
10 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.26%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.26%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.26%) SQL Server
11 2 (0.84%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.42%) ArangoDB
Development Applications
1 121 (50.63%) Jenkins
2 66 (27.62%) Git (software)
3 64 (26.78%) GitLab
4 34 (14.23%) Artifactory
5 20 (8.37%) JIRA
6 10 (4.18%) SonarQube
7 9 (3.77%) Maven
7 9 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (3.35%) CircleCI
9 7 (2.93%) Selenium
9 7 (2.93%) Snyk
10 6 (2.51%) Bitbucket
10 6 (2.51%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.09%) Gradle
12 4 (1.67%) gulp
12 4 (1.67%) Travis CI
13 3 (1.26%) JUnit
13 3 (1.26%) Terragrunt
14 2 (0.84%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.84%) JMeter
General
1 55 (23.01%) Finance
2 54 (22.59%) Public Sector
3 27 (11.30%) Telecoms
4 26 (10.88%) Marketing
5 25 (10.46%) Electronics
5 25 (10.46%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.51%) Banking
7 5 (2.09%) Front Office
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Retail
9 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (59.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 73 (30.54%) AWS Engineer
3 69 (28.87%) AWS DevOps
4 65 (27.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 28 (11.72%) Architect
6 26 (10.88%) Developer
7 24 (10.04%) Senior DevOps
8 22 (9.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 21 (8.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.44%) AWS Architect
11 12 (5.02%) Platform Engineer
12 9 (3.77%) AWS Developer
12 9 (3.77%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 8 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
13 8 (3.35%) Java Developer
14 7 (2.93%) Cloud Architect
15 6 (2.51%) Lead Architect
16 5 (2.09%) DevOps Specialist
16 5 (2.09%) Enterprise Architect
16 5 (2.09%) Platform Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (23.85%) Node.js
2 45 (18.83%) REST
3 40 (16.74%) Kafka
4 39 (16.32%) Web Services
5 36 (15.06%) Elastic Stack
6 35 (14.64%) SOAP
7 15 (6.28%) Lambda Expressions
8 13 (5.44%) .NET
9 12 (5.02%) Spring
10 10 (4.18%) GraphQL
10 10 (4.18%) React
11 9 (3.77%) Spring Boot
12 7 (2.93%) RESTful
12 7 (2.93%) Swagger
13 6 (2.51%) AngularJS
14 5 (2.09%) CSS
14 5 (2.09%) JSON
15 4 (1.67%) Apache Camel
15 4 (1.67%) Middleware
15 4 (1.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.72%) Cloud Native
2 19 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.77%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.67%) User Experience
6 3 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.26%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.84%) Robotics
8 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.42%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.42%) FMCG
8 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.42%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 68 (28.45%) Linux
2 12 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (3.35%) Windows
4 6 (2.51%) Unix
5 3 (1.26%) Amazon Linux
5 3 (1.26%) CentOS
6 2 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.42%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (72.80%) DevOps
2 134 (56.07%) Infrastructure as Code
3 98 (41.00%) Microservices
4 72 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (15.90%) Scrum
6 26 (10.88%) Digital Marketing
7 25 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (10.46%) Programme Management
7 25 (10.46%) Visualisation
8 24 (10.04%) Mentoring
9 23 (9.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 20 (8.37%) Migration
11 17 (7.11%) Infrastructure Automation
11 17 (7.11%) Test Automation
12 16 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (6.69%) Software Engineering
13 15 (6.28%) Artificial Intelligence
13 15 (6.28%) Deployment Automation
13 15 (6.28%) TDD
14 12 (5.02%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 132 (55.23%) Python
2 91 (38.08%) Bash Shell
3 66 (27.62%) Java
4 27 (11.30%) Perl
5 17 (7.11%) Go
6 13 (5.44%) JavaScript
7 10 (4.18%) Groovy
7 10 (4.18%) SQL
8 6 (2.51%) PHP
8 6 (2.51%) Scala
8 6 (2.51%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.09%) Java 8
9 5 (2.09%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.26%) C
11 2 (0.84%) R
11 2 (0.84%) Ruby
11 2 (0.84%) Rust
12 1 (0.42%) C#
12 1 (0.42%) ES6
Qualifications
1 19 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.02%) AWS Certification
4 10 (4.18%) Degree
5 9 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (0.84%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.42%) NIST
System Software
1 114 (47.70%) Docker
2 5 (2.09%) Varnish
3 4 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 193 (80.75%) Terraform
2 187 (78.24%) Kubernetes
3 103 (43.10%) Ansible
4 41 (17.15%) Istio
5 33 (13.81%) Prometheus
6 32 (13.39%) Grafana
7 27 (11.30%) Kibana
7 27 (11.30%) logstash
8 25 (10.46%) Consul
8 25 (10.46%) Rancher
9 24 (10.04%) Fluentd
10 12 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (4.60%) Puppet
12 7 (2.93%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (2.93%) Packer
13 5 (2.09%) HP Fortify
14 4 (1.67%) Argo
15 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
15 1 (0.42%) HAProxy
15 1 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (11.30%) AppDynamics
1 27 (11.30%) Splunk
2 26 (10.88%) SAP
3 11 (4.60%) Google
4 9 (3.77%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.51%) Oracle
6 5 (2.09%) Xerox
7 4 (1.67%) Confluent
8 3 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.84%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.84%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.84%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.84%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.84%) Twitter
9 2 (0.84%) VMware
10 1 (0.42%) Incapsula
10 1 (0.42%) MKS
10 1 (0.42%) Pega
10 1 (0.42%) Veracode
10 1 (0.42%) WSO2