Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 577 817 889
Rank change year-on-year +240 +72 -
Contract jobs citing Amazon EKS 119 65 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.067% 0.014%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.64% 0.25% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 49 4
Median daily rate £550 £575 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -6.12% -
10th Percentile £450 £500 £495
90th Percentile £704 £670 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £563 £450
% change year-on-year -11.11% +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 18,598 26,063 20,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.07% 27.03% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,435 17,965 14,042
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 301 267
Median hourly rate £23.50 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.33% -1.32% +3.40%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £60.00 £46.75
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% +2.94% -0.35%

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 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram 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 2 April 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 +234 116 £550 -4.35% 29
London +222 95 £575 - 23
UK excluding London +102 24 £500 -11.11% 7
Midlands +72 8 £500 -9.09%
West Midlands +62 8 £500 -9.09%
North of England +83 6 £505 -8.18% 5
South East +85 4 £538 -8.51%
Scotland - 3 - -
North East - 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +48 2 £505 -8.18%
South West +14 2 £550 -15.38%
North West +29 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 £575 - 1

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 110 (92.44%) AWS
2 87 (73.11%) DevOps
3 78 (65.55%) Kubernetes
4 74 (62.18%) Terraform
5 67 (56.30%) Docker
6 63 (52.94%) Python
7 50 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (41.18%) Jenkins
9 46 (38.66%) Ansible
10 44 (36.97%) Microservices
10 44 (36.97%) Linux
11 42 (35.29%) Azure
11 42 (35.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 36 (30.25%) Infrastructure as Code
12 36 (30.25%) Infrastructure Automation
13 35 (29.41%) Git (software)
14 34 (28.57%) JavaScript
14 34 (28.57%) Amazon ECS
15 33 (27.73%) OpenShift
16 29 (24.37%) GCP
17 28 (23.53%) JIRA
18 27 (22.69%) Go
19 26 (21.85%) Continuous Integration
20 25 (21.01%) Kafka
21 24 (20.17%) Java
21 24 (20.17%) CircleCI
22 23 (19.33%) Node.js
23 22 (18.49%) Open Source
23 22 (18.49%) Amazon EC2
23 22 (18.49%) Continuous Delivery

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 15 (12.61%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (5.04%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.04%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.20%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.52%) Apache
4 3 (2.52%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (2.52%) Confluence
5 1 (0.84%) nginx
5 1 (0.84%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 110 (92.44%) AWS
2 42 (35.29%) AWS CloudFormation
2 42 (35.29%) Azure
3 34 (28.57%) Amazon ECS
4 33 (27.73%) OpenShift
5 29 (24.37%) GCP
6 22 (18.49%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (16.81%) Serverless
8 19 (15.97%) Amazon S3
8 19 (15.97%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (14.29%) GitHub
9 17 (14.29%) Route 53
10 16 (13.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 15 (12.61%) PaaS
11 15 (12.61%) SaaS
12 13 (10.92%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (9.24%) AWS CodePipeline
14 7 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (5.88%) SonarCloud
15 6 (5.04%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.08%) VPN
2 11 (9.24%) SSL
3 10 (8.40%) DNS
3 10 (8.40%) HTTP
4 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.52%) Internet
5 3 (2.52%) SSH
6 2 (1.68%) DMZ
6 2 (1.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (7.56%) Big Data
2 9 (7.56%) NoSQL
2 9 (7.56%) Redis
3 8 (6.72%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (5.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (4.20%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (3.36%) MySQL
7 3 (2.52%) Text Mining
8 2 (1.68%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (1.68%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (1.68%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.68%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.68%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.84%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.84%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.84%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 49 (41.18%) Jenkins
2 35 (29.41%) Git (software)
3 28 (23.53%) JIRA
4 24 (20.17%) CircleCI
5 19 (15.97%) Artifactory
5 19 (15.97%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (9.24%) Ant
6 11 (9.24%) GitLab
6 11 (9.24%) Maven
7 7 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (5.88%) Snyk
8 5 (4.20%) Bitbucket
8 5 (4.20%) JMeter
9 4 (3.36%) Terragrunt
9 4 (3.36%) Travis CI
10 3 (2.52%) Spinnaker
11 2 (1.68%) Babel
11 2 (1.68%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.68%) webpack
12 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (10.08%) Banking
1 12 (10.08%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Games
3 5 (4.20%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.36%) Billing
5 3 (2.52%) Front Office
6 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (36.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (30.25%) Cloud Engineer
3 25 (21.01%) Platform Engineer
4 24 (20.17%) AWS Engineer
5 22 (18.49%) AWS DevOps
6 20 (16.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 12 (10.08%) Developer
8 11 (9.24%) Architect
8 11 (9.24%) Senior DevOps
9 10 (8.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 9 (7.56%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 9 (7.56%) Principal Engineer
11 8 (6.72%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 8 (6.72%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (5.88%) Java Developer
13 6 (5.04%) Azure DevOps
13 6 (5.04%) Cloud Architect
13 6 (5.04%) Senior Developer
14 5 (4.20%) Python Engineer
14 5 (4.20%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.01%) Kafka
2 23 (19.33%) Node.js
3 16 (13.45%) .NET
4 13 (10.92%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (10.92%) REST
5 12 (10.08%) Spring
6 11 (9.24%) Lambda Expressions
7 10 (8.40%) Spring Boot
8 9 (7.56%) Spring MVC
9 8 (6.72%) Web Services
10 5 (4.20%) GraphQL
10 5 (4.20%) React
11 4 (3.36%) RESTful
11 4 (3.36%) Swagger
12 3 (2.52%) Apache Beam
12 3 (2.52%) Natural Language Processing
13 2 (1.68%) CSS
13 2 (1.68%) Fusebox
13 2 (1.68%) Sass
14 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.65%) Cloud Native
2 8 (6.72%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.36%) iPad
4 3 (2.52%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.97%) Linux
2 20 (16.81%) CoreOS
3 17 (14.29%) CentOS
4 14 (11.76%) Unix
5 6 (5.04%) Windows
6 2 (1.68%) Mesosphere
6 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (73.11%) DevOps
2 50 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (36.97%) Microservices
4 36 (30.25%) Infrastructure as Code
4 36 (30.25%) Infrastructure Automation
5 26 (21.85%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (18.49%) Continuous Delivery
6 22 (18.49%) Open Source
7 16 (13.45%) Software Engineering
8 15 (12.61%) The Twelve-Factor App
9 13 (10.92%) Proactive Monitoring
10 12 (10.08%) Coaching
10 12 (10.08%) Configuration Management
11 11 (9.24%) Scrum
12 10 (8.40%) Migration
12 10 (8.40%) Task Automation
13 9 (7.56%) High Availability
13 9 (7.56%) MVC
13 9 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (6.72%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 63 (52.94%) Python
2 34 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 27 (22.69%) Go
4 24 (20.17%) Java
5 21 (17.65%) Bash Shell
6 16 (13.45%) SQL
7 15 (12.61%) Rust
8 14 (11.76%) R
9 12 (10.08%) Ruby
10 9 (7.56%) C#
11 6 (5.04%) Groovy
11 6 (5.04%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.68%) C
12 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.84%) Java 8
13 1 (0.84%) Perl
13 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) Degree
2 4 (3.36%) AWS Certification
2 4 (3.36%) OCPJP
3 3 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.68%) OCP
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.84%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (56.30%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 78 (65.55%) Kubernetes
2 74 (62.18%) Terraform
3 46 (38.66%) Ansible
4 16 (13.45%) Prometheus
5 13 (10.92%) Puppet
6 9 (7.56%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.52%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.68%) Grafana
9 1 (0.84%) Kibana
9 1 (0.84%) Packer
Vendors
1 16 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.61%) Confluent
2 15 (12.61%) Veracode
3 10 (8.40%) Google
4 8 (6.72%) Lets Encrypt
5 7 (5.88%) Oracle
6 5 (4.20%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.52%) Splunk
8 2 (1.68%) IBM
8 2 (1.68%) Perforce
8 2 (1.68%) VMware
9 1 (0.84%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.84%) Datactics
9 1 (0.84%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.84%) HP
9 1 (0.84%) Informatica
9 1 (0.84%) Palantir
9 1 (0.84%) SAP
9 1 (0.84%) Talend
9 1 (0.84%) WSO2