Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 399 546 740
Rank change year-on-year +147 +194 +144
Contract jobs citing Amazon EKS 291 102 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.45% 0.67% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 73 82
10th Percentile £400 £463 £463
25th Percentile £500 £508 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -10.20%
75th Percentile £625 £675 £638
90th Percentile £715 £800 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £538 £550
% change year-on-year -10.23% -2.27% +22.22%

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 20,040 15,238 25,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.07% 30.22% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,449 10,693 17,630
10th Percentile £320 £293 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £594 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £458
% change year-on-year - -1.64% +3.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 240 243
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.74 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.13 £13.62
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.66
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.18% +5.01%
75th Percentile £45.00 £37.20 £33.07
90th Percentile £62.25 £56.38 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +2.56% +13.08% +13.45%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +150 248 £539 -6.30% 65
London +23 142 £575 -3.36% 31
Work from Home -134 135 £550 -21.43% 15
UK excluding London +103 79 £483 -10.23% 35
North of England +63 31 £465 -61.25% 16
South East +44 20 £525 +10.53% 6
North West +28 17 £468 - 7
East of England +49 16 £486 -15.43% 5
Yorkshire - 13 £400 - 5
Midlands +8 5 £433 -13.50% 7
Scotland -18 4 £525 - 1
South West +41 3 £420 -23.64%
West Midlands +2 3 £400 -20.00% 5
East Midlands - 2 £548 - 2
North East +19 1 £600 -50.00% 4

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 249 (85.57%) AWS
2 208 (71.48%) Kubernetes
3 188 (64.60%) Terraform
4 181 (62.20%) DevOps
5 135 (46.39%) Docker
6 128 (43.99%) Python
7 115 (39.52%) Infrastructure as Code
8 112 (38.49%) Jenkins
9 93 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
10 88 (30.24%) Amazon ECS
11 86 (29.55%) Ansible
12 84 (28.87%) Linux
13 83 (28.52%) Microservices
14 80 (27.49%) Git (software)
15 69 (23.71%) Azure
15 69 (23.71%) Finance
16 62 (21.31%) Serverless
17 60 (20.62%) Java
18 56 (19.24%) Bash Shell
19 55 (18.90%) AWS CloudFormation
20 54 (18.56%) AWS Lambda
20 54 (18.56%) Node.js
21 52 (17.87%) Amazon EC2
22 50 (17.18%) Amazon S3
23 47 (16.15%) Scrum
24 44 (15.12%) GitLab
25 43 (14.78%) Istio
26 42 (14.43%) Public Sector
27 38 (13.06%) Social Skills
28 37 (12.71%) Cloud Native

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 21 (7.22%) nginx
2 18 (6.19%) Confluence
3 11 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.75%) Apache
5 6 (2.06%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.03%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.69%) JBoss
8 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.69%) Traefik
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Drupal
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 249 (85.57%) AWS
2 88 (30.24%) Amazon ECS
3 69 (23.71%) Azure
4 62 (21.31%) Serverless
5 55 (18.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 54 (18.56%) AWS Lambda
7 52 (17.87%) Amazon EC2
8 50 (17.18%) Amazon S3
9 36 (12.37%) GCP
10 33 (11.34%) OpenShift
11 32 (11.00%) GitHub
11 32 (11.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 30 (10.31%) AWS Fargate
13 22 (7.56%) PaaS
14 21 (7.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 21 (7.22%) Route 53
15 17 (5.84%) Amazon SQS
15 17 (5.84%) SaaS
16 16 (5.50%) IaaS
17 14 (4.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.78%) Firewall
2 10 (3.44%) DNS
3 7 (2.41%) Internet
3 7 (2.41%) VPN
4 6 (2.06%) HTTP
5 5 (1.72%) IPv4
5 5 (1.72%) LAN
5 5 (1.72%) WAN
6 3 (1.03%) Network Security
6 3 (1.03%) SSL
7 2 (0.69%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.69%) DSL
7 2 (0.69%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.69%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.69%) RTP
7 2 (0.69%) Skype
7 2 (0.69%) VoIP
8 1 (0.34%) DMZ
8 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.59%) Amazon RDS
2 18 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (5.84%) Big Data
4 15 (5.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 15 (5.15%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.47%) MySQL
6 10 (3.44%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.09%) Amazon Athena
8 7 (2.41%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.41%) SQL Server
9 6 (2.06%) Amazon Aurora
9 6 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (1.72%) BigQuery
10 5 (1.72%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.37%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.69%) HBase
12 2 (0.69%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.69%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 112 (38.49%) Jenkins
2 80 (27.49%) Git (software)
3 44 (15.12%) GitLab
4 33 (11.34%) Artifactory
5 27 (9.28%) JIRA
6 16 (5.50%) Bitbucket
6 16 (5.50%) SonarQube
7 15 (5.15%) CircleCI
8 13 (4.47%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (3.78%) Maven
10 9 (3.09%) Gradle
11 8 (2.75%) gulp
12 7 (2.41%) Snyk
12 7 (2.41%) Travis CI
12 7 (2.41%) Vagrant
13 6 (2.06%) Cucumber
13 6 (2.06%) JUnit
13 6 (2.06%) Selenium
14 5 (1.72%) REST Assured
15 4 (1.37%) Eclipse
General
1 69 (23.71%) Finance
2 42 (14.43%) Public Sector
3 38 (13.06%) Social Skills
4 30 (10.31%) Telecoms
5 28 (9.62%) Marketing
6 27 (9.28%) Electronics
6 27 (9.28%) Manufacturing
7 13 (4.47%) Banking
8 5 (1.72%) Front Office
9 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.03%) Retail
10 2 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.69%) Law
10 2 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (48.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 64 (21.99%) AWS Engineer
3 55 (18.90%) Architect
4 49 (16.84%) AWS DevOps
5 43 (14.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 36 (12.37%) Developer
7 27 (9.28%) Cloud Engineer
8 25 (8.59%) AWS Architect
8 25 (8.59%) Cloud Architect
9 20 (6.87%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 17 (5.84%) Platform Engineer
11 15 (5.15%) Senior DevOps
12 14 (4.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 12 (4.12%) Java Developer
14 11 (3.78%) Lead DevOps
14 11 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
15 8 (2.75%) Full Stack Developer
15 8 (2.75%) Security Engineer
15 8 (2.75%) Technical Leader
16 7 (2.41%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.56%) Node.js
2 37 (12.71%) Kafka
3 30 (10.31%) Elastic Stack
3 30 (10.31%) Web Services
4 22 (7.56%) REST
5 20 (6.87%) .NET
6 15 (5.15%) AngularJS
6 15 (5.15%) React
7 12 (4.12%) JSON
7 12 (4.12%) Spring
8 10 (3.44%) RESTful
8 10 (3.44%) SOAP
8 10 (3.44%) Spring Boot
9 8 (2.75%) .NET Core
9 8 (2.75%) CSS
9 8 (2.75%) Java EE
9 8 (2.75%) Sass
10 6 (2.06%) Django
10 6 (2.06%) Express
10 6 (2.06%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.71%) Cloud Native
2 22 (7.56%) Public Cloud
3 9 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.37%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.03%) iPad
7 3 (1.03%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.69%) Blog
8 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.69%) Robotics
9 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 84 (28.87%) Linux
2 14 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (4.81%) Windows
3 13 (4.47%) Unix
4 10 (3.44%) CentOS
5 5 (1.72%) Amazon Linux
5 5 (1.72%) CoreOS
6 3 (1.03%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) Alpine Linux
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.34%) SUSE
7 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (62.20%) DevOps
2 115 (39.52%) Infrastructure as Code
3 93 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (28.52%) Microservices
5 47 (16.15%) Scrum
6 28 (9.62%) Digital Marketing
7 27 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (9.28%) Programme Management
8 25 (8.59%) Software Engineering
9 23 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (7.90%) Mentoring
9 23 (7.90%) Visualisation
10 21 (7.22%) Infrastructure Automation
10 21 (7.22%) Test Automation
11 20 (6.87%) Migration
11 20 (6.87%) TDD
12 18 (6.19%) Computer Science
12 18 (6.19%) Open Source
13 14 (4.81%) Configuration Management
13 14 (4.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 128 (43.99%) Python
2 60 (20.62%) Java
3 56 (19.24%) Bash Shell
4 33 (11.34%) Perl
5 26 (8.93%) Go
6 23 (7.90%) Groovy
6 23 (7.90%) JavaScript
7 18 (6.19%) SQL
8 15 (5.15%) PowerShell
9 13 (4.47%) TypeScript
10 12 (4.12%) PHP
11 10 (3.44%) C#
12 9 (3.09%) Ruby
13 7 (2.41%) C
13 7 (2.41%) Scala
14 5 (1.72%) C++
14 5 (1.72%) Java 8
14 5 (1.72%) Rust
14 5 (1.72%) VB
14 5 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.03%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.87%) Degree
4 15 (5.15%) AWS Certification
4 15 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.69%) OCP
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) GDPR
3 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.34%) PSD2
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 135 (46.39%) Docker
2 10 (3.44%) Varnish
3 8 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.69%) Kamailio
4 2 (0.69%) Squid
4 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) HDFS
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 208 (71.48%) Kubernetes
2 188 (64.60%) Terraform
3 86 (29.55%) Ansible
4 43 (14.78%) Istio
5 29 (9.97%) Grafana
6 28 (9.62%) Prometheus
7 27 (9.28%) Rancher
8 22 (7.56%) Consul
8 22 (7.56%) Fluentd
8 22 (7.56%) Kibana
8 22 (7.56%) logstash
9 21 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (7.22%) Puppet
10 17 (5.84%) Packer
11 13 (4.47%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (2.06%) Argo
12 6 (2.06%) SCCM
13 5 (1.72%) HP Fortify
14 3 (1.03%) Kustomize
14 3 (1.03%) Mesos
Vendors
1 33 (11.34%) SAP
2 24 (8.25%) Splunk
3 22 (7.56%) AppDynamics
4 20 (6.87%) Google
5 16 (5.50%) Oracle
6 15 (5.15%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.44%) IBM
8 9 (3.09%) Confluent
9 8 (2.75%) VMware
10 6 (2.06%) Alibaba
11 5 (1.72%) Cloudera
11 5 (1.72%) Veracode
12 4 (1.37%) Microsoft
13 1 (0.34%) Adobe
13 1 (0.34%) Facebook
13 1 (0.34%) McAfee
13 1 (0.34%) MKS
13 1 (0.34%) Pega
13 1 (0.34%) TOWER Software
13 1 (0.34%) WSO2