Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 434 391 708
Rank change year-on-year -43 +317 +191
Contract jobs citing Amazon EKS 470 179 116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.50% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.50% 1.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 142 90
10th Percentile £442 £400 £469
25th Percentile £513 £475 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £566
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -7.28% -1.52%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £675
90th Percentile £688 £650 £726
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £516 £519
% change year-on-year +6.59% -0.53% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £98.50 £40.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +146.25% - -
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 31,268 11,766 24,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.59% 32.60% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,638 8,276 16,802
10th Percentile £331 £306 £275
25th Percentile £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £662
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 203 378
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.75 £13.84
25th Percentile £14.43 £16.13 £16.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £47.13 £42.88 £36.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.20 £72.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26% +8.57%

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 28 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon EKS in the UK

Amazon EKS
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 EKS within the UK over the 6 months to 28 November 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 -16 386 £575 +9.52% 127
London -38 226 £575 +7.48% 62
Work from Home -126 154 £600 +14.29% 29
UK excluding London -59 144 £550 +6.59% 68
North of England -75 35 £513 +0.54% 24
East of England -34 29 £586 +30.22% 9
Midlands -47 27 £430 -4.44% 16
South East -76 25 £575 +9.52% 10
Scotland -46 24 £550 +7.32% 5
West Midlands -40 23 £424 -5.83% 13
North East 0 14 £463 -13.71% 3
North West -76 11 £540 +3.05% 15
Yorkshire -38 10 £513 +13.89% 6
South West -47 5 £550 -15.38% 4
East Midlands - 3 £650 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 360 (76.60%) AWS
2 349 (74.26%) DevOps
3 314 (66.81%) Terraform
4 296 (62.98%) Kubernetes
5 261 (55.53%) Docker
6 193 (41.06%) Amazon ECS
7 157 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
8 147 (31.28%) Python
9 144 (30.64%) Jenkins
10 138 (29.36%) Amazon EC2
11 137 (29.15%) Ansible
12 129 (27.45%) Infrastructure as Code
13 126 (26.81%) Linux
14 121 (25.74%) Microservices
15 115 (24.47%) Java
16 104 (22.13%) Serverless
17 96 (20.43%) Amazon S3
18 91 (19.36%) AWS Lambda
19 85 (18.09%) Azure
19 85 (18.09%) Social Skills
20 81 (17.23%) AWS CloudFormation
21 78 (16.60%) Route 53
22 71 (15.11%) Bash Shell
22 71 (15.11%) GitLab
23 70 (14.89%) Prometheus
24 66 (14.04%) Finance
25 62 (13.19%) Git (software)
25 62 (13.19%) Amazon RDS
26 60 (12.77%) Splunk
27 56 (11.91%) Elasticsearch

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 56 (11.91%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (8.72%) Confluence
3 31 (6.60%) Apache Spark
4 20 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 20 (4.26%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.98%) Apache
6 13 (2.77%) JBoss
7 8 (1.70%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.49%) nginx
8 7 (1.49%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.06%) Jetty
10 3 (0.64%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.64%) Traefik
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.21%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.55%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 360 (76.60%) AWS
2 193 (41.06%) Amazon ECS
3 138 (29.36%) Amazon EC2
4 104 (22.13%) Serverless
5 96 (20.43%) Amazon S3
6 91 (19.36%) AWS Lambda
7 85 (18.09%) Azure
8 81 (17.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 78 (16.60%) Route 53
10 51 (10.85%) GitHub
11 50 (10.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 49 (10.43%) Amazon EMR
13 43 (9.15%) Amazon SQS
14 42 (8.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 39 (8.30%) PaaS
16 36 (7.66%) IaaS
17 34 (7.23%) OpenShift
18 32 (6.81%) AWS Fargate
19 31 (6.60%) GCP
20 27 (5.74%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.11%) DNS
2 10 (2.13%) Internet
3 8 (1.70%) Firewall
4 6 (1.28%) HTTP
4 6 (1.28%) LAN
4 6 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
4 6 (1.28%) WAN
5 3 (0.64%) 5G
5 3 (0.64%) DMZ
5 3 (0.64%) VPN
5 3 (0.64%) Wireless
6 2 (0.43%) 4G
6 2 (0.43%) Network Security
6 2 (0.43%) VLAN
7 1 (0.21%) BGP
7 1 (0.21%) GLBP
7 1 (0.21%) HSRP
7 1 (0.21%) MPLS
7 1 (0.21%) OSPF
7 1 (0.21%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.19%) Amazon RDS
2 44 (9.36%) Hadoop
3 41 (8.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 28 (5.96%) MongoDB
5 24 (5.11%) SQL Server
6 22 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (4.04%) NoSQL
8 18 (3.83%) Amazon Redshift
9 16 (3.40%) MySQL
10 10 (2.13%) Amazon Aurora
10 10 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 10 (2.13%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.70%) Big Data
11 8 (1.70%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.28%) Amazon Athena
12 6 (1.28%) Redshift Spectrum
13 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.85%) MS Access
13 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 144 (30.64%) Jenkins
2 71 (15.11%) GitLab
3 62 (13.19%) Git (software)
4 48 (10.21%) JIRA
5 43 (9.15%) Artifactory
6 20 (4.26%) Terragrunt
7 19 (4.04%) Bitbucket
8 16 (3.40%) webpack
9 15 (3.19%) CircleCI
10 11 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (2.13%) SonarQube
12 8 (1.70%) Maven
12 8 (1.70%) Spinnaker
13 6 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.28%) Gradle
13 6 (1.28%) JUnit
14 4 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
15 3 (0.64%) git-flow
15 3 (0.64%) RStudio
15 3 (0.64%) Selenium
General
1 85 (18.09%) Social Skills
2 66 (14.04%) Finance
3 55 (11.70%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.19%) Banking
5 14 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.34%) Electronics
7 11 (2.34%) Marketing
8 10 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.13%) Retail
9 6 (1.28%) Games
10 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.43%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.43%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.43%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 257 (54.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 124 (26.38%) AWS Engineer
3 105 (22.34%) AWS DevOps
4 98 (20.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 64 (13.62%) Developer
6 52 (11.06%) Architect
7 37 (7.87%) Platform Engineer
8 31 (6.60%) Cloud Engineer
9 27 (5.74%) Java Developer
10 25 (5.32%) AWS Architect
11 24 (5.11%) AWS Developer
12 17 (3.62%) .NET Developer
13 16 (3.40%) Lead DevOps
13 16 (3.40%) Senior DevOps
13 16 (3.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.19%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 14 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
16 11 (2.34%) Site Engineer
16 11 (2.34%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 11 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.00%) Web Services
2 44 (9.36%) Node.js
3 42 (8.94%) Kafka
4 34 (7.23%) CSS
5 33 (7.02%) RESTful
6 26 (5.53%) Django
6 26 (5.53%) Elastic Stack
6 26 (5.53%) Flask
7 24 (5.11%) .NET
7 24 (5.11%) React
8 21 (4.47%) XML
9 20 (4.26%) gRPC
10 19 (4.04%) .NET Core
10 19 (4.04%) GraphQL
10 19 (4.04%) Vue.js
11 18 (3.83%) ASP.NET
11 18 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 18 (3.83%) HTML
12 17 (3.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.17%) Cloud Native
2 21 (4.47%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.47%) Public Cloud
3 16 (3.40%) PKI
4 10 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.28%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.06%) Derivative
8 5 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.06%) iPad
8 5 (1.06%) Legacy Systems
9 4 (0.85%) NHS
10 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.64%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.64%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 126 (26.81%) Linux
2 28 (5.96%) CentOS
3 19 (4.04%) Amazon Linux
3 19 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (2.98%) Ubuntu
4 14 (2.98%) Unix
5 11 (2.34%) Debian
6 10 (2.13%) Windows
7 8 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Alpine Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.21%) Android
9 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (74.26%) DevOps
2 157 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (27.45%) Infrastructure as Code
4 121 (25.74%) Microservices
5 53 (11.28%) OO
6 51 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
7 46 (9.79%) Configuration Management
8 40 (8.51%) Migration
9 39 (8.30%) TDD
10 38 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (6.81%) Sprint Planning
12 31 (6.60%) Mentoring
13 29 (6.17%) OOP
14 28 (5.96%) Software Engineering
15 26 (5.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 26 (5.53%) Web Development
16 25 (5.32%) Domain-Driven Design
17 24 (5.11%) Process Improvement
18 22 (4.68%) Coaching
18 22 (4.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 147 (31.28%) Python
2 115 (24.47%) Java
3 71 (15.11%) Bash Shell
4 53 (11.28%) SQL
5 51 (10.85%) Groovy
6 48 (10.21%) JavaScript
7 23 (4.89%) C#
8 16 (3.40%) Go
8 16 (3.40%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.91%) Perl
10 8 (1.70%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.49%) Ruby
11 7 (1.49%) Scala
12 6 (1.28%) Java 11
12 6 (1.28%) Java 8
12 6 (1.28%) VB
13 3 (0.64%) C++
13 3 (0.64%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.64%) PHP
14 2 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.26%) Degree
4 19 (4.04%) AWS Certification
5 11 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.21%) CCSP
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CISSP
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) OCP
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.21%) OSCP
8 1 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.40%) Data Quality
1 16 (3.40%) QA
2 5 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.64%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) DICOM
5 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) NCSC
5 1 (0.21%) NIST
5 1 (0.21%) PSD2
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 261 (55.53%) Docker
2 6 (1.28%) Varnish
3 4 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.43%) Postfix
4 2 (0.43%) Squid
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.21%) NFS
5 1 (0.21%) pfSense
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.21%) zsh
Systems Management
1 314 (66.81%) Terraform
2 296 (62.98%) Kubernetes
3 137 (29.15%) Ansible
4 70 (14.89%) Prometheus
5 52 (11.06%) Docker Swarm
6 40 (8.51%) Puppet
7 31 (6.60%) Grafana
8 30 (6.38%) Istio
9 24 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (3.19%) Kibana
11 14 (2.98%) Rancher
12 11 (2.34%) HAProxy
13 9 (1.91%) Consul
13 9 (1.91%) Fluentd
14 8 (1.70%) logstash
15 6 (1.28%) ZABBIX
16 4 (0.85%) Mesos
17 3 (0.64%) Packer
17 3 (0.64%) Rundeck
17 3 (0.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 60 (12.77%) Splunk
2 34 (7.23%) Oracle
3 32 (6.81%) Red Hat
4 21 (4.47%) Microsoft
5 14 (2.98%) CA
6 13 (2.77%) SAP
7 11 (2.34%) AppDynamics
7 11 (2.34%) Atlassian
8 10 (2.13%) Google
9 6 (1.28%) Pega
9 6 (1.28%) WSO2
10 5 (1.06%) IBM
10 5 (1.06%) PagerDuty
10 5 (1.06%) VMware
11 4 (0.85%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.64%) Actifio
12 3 (0.64%) Veracode
13 2 (0.43%) New Relic
13 2 (0.43%) Refinitiv
13 2 (0.43%) Zscaler