Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 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 for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS)
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 390 673 873
Rank change year-on-year +283 +200 -
Contract jobs citing Amazon EKS 142 132 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.16% 0.018%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.39% 0.54% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 109 22
Median daily rate £525 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% - -
10th Percentile £410 £461 £463
90th Percentile £675 £703 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £494
% change year-on-year -4.76% +6.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £105.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.90% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 10,242 24,483 24,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.64% 29.03% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,686 16,783 16,669
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +3.26%
10th Percentile £310 £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 222 410 333
Median hourly rate £33.25 £21.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.23% +22.40% -11.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.63 £74.13 £57.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00% -

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 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon EKS in the UK

Amazon EKS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Amazon EKS in the UK

Amazon EKS
Top 13 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 27 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 +245 107 £520 -9.65% 47
London +176 55 £575 -4.17% 21
Work from Home -54 50 £525 -8.70% 9
UK excluding London +248 49 £500 -4.76% 32
North of England +141 30 £498 -1.49% 8
North West +104 26 £498 - 3
East of England +99 9 £638 -1.92% 4
South East +176 7 £500 -20.48% 8
North East - 3 £475 -
Scotland +75 2 £519 +3.75% 6
Midlands +80 1 £450 +2.86% 3
Yorkshire +79 1 £500 -0.99% 5
West Midlands +56 1 £450 +2.86% 2

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 133 (93.66%) AWS
2 117 (82.39%) Kubernetes
3 114 (80.28%) Terraform
4 109 (76.76%) DevOps
5 82 (57.75%) Microservices
6 80 (56.34%) Python
7 74 (52.11%) Docker
8 73 (51.41%) Jenkins
9 72 (50.70%) Infrastructure as Code
10 69 (48.59%) AWS CloudFormation
11 64 (45.07%) Bash Shell
11 64 (45.07%) Ansible
12 56 (39.44%) Java
13 47 (33.10%) Node.js
13 47 (33.10%) REST
14 44 (30.99%) Amazon EC2
15 43 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (28.87%) GitLab
17 40 (28.17%) Amazon ECS
18 34 (23.94%) Serverless
18 34 (23.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 32 (22.54%) Amazon RDS
19 32 (22.54%) Git (software)
20 31 (21.83%) SOAP
20 31 (21.83%) AWS Lambda
21 30 (21.13%) Public Sector
21 30 (21.13%) Amazon S3
22 27 (19.01%) Kafka
22 27 (19.01%) Linux
22 27 (19.01%) 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 10 (7.04%) nginx
2 8 (5.63%) Apache Spark
3 7 (4.93%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (3.52%) Apache
5 4 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.82%) IBM Domino
6 3 (2.11%) Confluence
7 2 (1.41%) JBoss
7 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.70%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.70%) Documentum
8 1 (0.70%) FileNet
8 1 (0.70%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.70%) Luigi
8 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 133 (93.66%) AWS
2 69 (48.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 44 (30.99%) Amazon EC2
4 40 (28.17%) Amazon ECS
5 34 (23.94%) Serverless
5 34 (23.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 31 (21.83%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (21.13%) Amazon S3
8 19 (13.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 18 (12.68%) Azure
10 15 (10.56%) Route 53
11 14 (9.86%) AWS CodePipeline
12 13 (9.15%) GCP
13 12 (8.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 11 (7.75%) Amazon Kinesis
14 11 (7.75%) CloudFront
14 11 (7.75%) GitHub
15 10 (7.04%) OpenShift
16 8 (5.63%) AWS CloudTrail
17 7 (4.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.23%) VPN
2 2 (1.41%) DNS
2 2 (1.41%) Skype
3 1 (0.70%) Firewall
3 1 (0.70%) Internet
3 1 (0.70%) Network Security
3 1 (0.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.54%) Amazon RDS
2 20 (14.08%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (9.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 13 (9.15%) Big Data
5 12 (8.45%) MySQL
6 11 (7.75%) Amazon Aurora
6 11 (7.75%) NoSQL
7 8 (5.63%) ArangoDB
7 8 (5.63%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.93%) Redis
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (3.52%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (2.11%) MariaDB
13 2 (1.41%) Amazon Athena
13 2 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.70%) Azkaban
14 1 (0.70%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 73 (51.41%) Jenkins
2 41 (28.87%) GitLab
3 32 (22.54%) Git (software)
4 13 (9.15%) JIRA
5 11 (7.75%) Artifactory
6 8 (5.63%) Bitbucket
6 8 (5.63%) Terragrunt
7 7 (4.93%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (4.23%) Maven
9 3 (2.11%) CircleCI
9 3 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.41%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (1.41%) Burp Suite
10 2 (1.41%) CA Release Automation
10 2 (1.41%) JUnit
10 2 (1.41%) Selenium
10 2 (1.41%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.41%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.70%) Ant
11 1 (0.70%) JMeter
General
1 30 (21.13%) Public Sector
2 26 (18.31%) Finance
3 9 (6.34%) Banking
3 9 (6.34%) Electronics
3 9 (6.34%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.34%) Marketing
3 9 (6.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.41%) Front Office
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Games
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (48.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (35.92%) AWS Engineer
3 36 (25.35%) AWS DevOps
4 35 (24.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 15 (10.56%) Developer
6 13 (9.15%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (7.75%) AWS Developer
8 8 (5.63%) Platform Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Python Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Senior DevOps
9 7 (4.93%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.52%) Architect
11 5 (3.52%) Technical Leader
12 4 (2.82%) Consultant
12 4 (2.82%) DevOps Specialist
12 4 (2.82%) Senior Developer
13 3 (2.11%) Applications Engineer
13 3 (2.11%) Cloud Architect
13 3 (2.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (33.10%) Node.js
1 47 (33.10%) REST
2 31 (21.83%) SOAP
3 27 (19.01%) Kafka
4 25 (17.61%) Elastic Stack
5 21 (14.79%) Web Services
6 19 (13.38%) .NET
7 18 (12.68%) GraphQL
8 13 (9.15%) Lambda Expressions
9 10 (7.04%) Swagger
10 8 (5.63%) React
10 8 (5.63%) Spark Streaming
10 8 (5.63%) Spring
10 8 (5.63%) Spring Boot
11 7 (4.93%) .NET Core
11 7 (4.93%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (4.93%) Entity Framework
11 7 (4.93%) OAuth
12 6 (4.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) Cloud Native
2 9 (6.34%) Public Cloud
3 8 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (4.23%) PKI
5 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.82%) User Experience
6 3 (2.11%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.41%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) Equities
8 1 (0.70%) FMCG
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.01%) Linux
2 7 (4.93%) CentOS
2 7 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.52%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.11%) CoreOS
5 2 (1.41%) Amazon Linux
5 2 (1.41%) Windows
5 2 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (76.76%) DevOps
2 82 (57.75%) Microservices
3 72 (50.70%) Infrastructure as Code
4 43 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (19.01%) Scrum
6 17 (11.97%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (10.56%) Data Science
8 14 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (9.86%) Test Automation
9 13 (9.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 13 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (8.45%) Infrastructure Automation
11 11 (7.75%) API Integration
11 11 (7.75%) Software Engineering
12 10 (7.04%) API Development
12 10 (7.04%) Auto-Scaling
13 9 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (6.34%) Computer Science
13 9 (6.34%) Migration
13 9 (6.34%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (56.34%) Python
2 64 (45.07%) Bash Shell
3 56 (39.44%) Java
4 14 (9.86%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.45%) SQL
6 9 (6.34%) C#
7 8 (5.63%) Go
7 8 (5.63%) Perl
8 6 (4.23%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.23%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.52%) Scala
10 4 (2.82%) Rust
11 3 (2.11%) PHP
11 3 (2.11%) Ruby
12 2 (1.41%) C
12 2 (1.41%) Java 8
12 2 (1.41%) R
12 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.70%) C++
13 1 (0.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 14 (9.86%) AWS Certification
2 9 (6.34%) Degree
3 8 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (5.63%) Master's Degree
3 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.41%) CCNA
6 2 (1.41%) CEH
6 2 (1.41%) CISSP
6 2 (1.41%) CSSLP
6 2 (1.41%) OSCP
6 2 (1.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.82%) QA
3 3 (2.11%) SLA
4 2 (1.41%) NIST
System Software
1 74 (52.11%) Docker
2 2 (1.41%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 117 (82.39%) Kubernetes
2 114 (80.28%) Terraform
3 64 (45.07%) Ansible
4 12 (8.45%) Istio
5 10 (7.04%) Prometheus
6 9 (6.34%) Grafana
6 9 (6.34%) Rancher
7 8 (5.63%) Consul
7 8 (5.63%) Kibana
7 8 (5.63%) logstash
8 7 (4.93%) Puppet
9 6 (4.23%) Fluentd
9 6 (4.23%) Packer
9 6 (4.23%) PingFederate
10 5 (3.52%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (1.41%) Nessus
13 1 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.70%) Graphite
Vendors
1 13 (9.15%) Splunk
2 10 (7.04%) Oracle
3 9 (6.34%) AppDynamics
3 9 (6.34%) SAP
4 4 (2.82%) Google
4 4 (2.82%) Xerox
5 3 (2.11%) Confluent
5 3 (2.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.11%) Veracode
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco
6 2 (1.41%) MKS
6 2 (1.41%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.41%) Twitter
7 1 (0.70%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.70%) OpenText
7 1 (0.70%) Pega
7 1 (0.70%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.70%) VMware
7 1 (0.70%) WSO2