Period
to

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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 402 412 542
Rank change year-on-year +10 +130 +214
Contract jobs citing Amazon EKS 489 294 97
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.50% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.57% 1.42% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 226 69
10th Percentile £439 £400 £460
25th Percentile £513 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £688
90th Percentile £750 £719 £801
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £490 £550
% change year-on-year +19.90% -10.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £52.50 - -
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
75th Percentile £57.50 - -
90th Percentile - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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 31,112 20,671 14,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.53% 35.45% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,636 14,838 10,364
10th Percentile £340 £323 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 341 230
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.17 £12.61
25th Percentile £15.37 £14.75 £16.14
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.86 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.64% +9.30% +5.26%
75th Percentile £54.00 £45.00 £34.31
90th Percentile £69.85 £63.00 £53.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +11.43%

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 24 May 2022.

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 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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -33 383 £600 +11.37% 42
Work from Home -55 262 £600 +9.09% 28
London -16 237 £625 +8.70% 20
UK excluding London +9 153 £588 +19.90% 23
East of England -12 32 £619 +17.81%
Scotland +23 30 £588 +11.90% 1
Midlands -21 30 £450 +4.05% 5
North of England -59 29 £600 +31.15% 9
West Midlands -26 26 £435 +8.69% 2
South East -31 24 £588 +11.90% 5
North West -34 17 £625 +34.41% 5
South West -28 8 £613 +45.83% 3
Yorkshire -36 8 £510 +27.50% 3
East Midlands -22 4 £688 +25.57% 3
North East - 4 £468 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 364 (74.44%) AWS
2 340 (69.53%) Kubernetes
3 336 (68.71%) DevOps
4 322 (65.85%) Terraform
5 231 (47.24%) CI/CD
6 223 (45.60%) Docker
7 174 (35.58%) Jenkins
8 169 (34.56%) Python
9 166 (33.95%) Agile
10 155 (31.70%) Linux
11 154 (31.49%) Ansible
12 135 (27.61%) Infrastructure as Code
13 134 (27.40%) Azure
14 129 (26.38%) Social Skills
15 120 (24.54%) Java
16 117 (23.93%) Amazon ECS
17 101 (20.65%) Microservices
18 99 (20.25%) Serverless
19 96 (19.63%) Finance
20 95 (19.43%) Amazon S3
21 93 (19.02%) Git (software)
22 89 (18.20%) Kafka
23 88 (18.00%) AWS Lambda
24 85 (17.38%) Amazon EC2
24 85 (17.38%) JavaScript
25 80 (16.36%) Security Cleared
26 79 (16.16%) Amazon RDS
27 78 (15.95%) GitLab
27 78 (15.95%) SC Cleared
28 68 (13.91%) Platform Engineering

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 23 (4.70%) nginx
2 20 (4.09%) Confluence
3 13 (2.66%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.04%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.43%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.82%) CMS
7 4 (0.82%) IIS
8 3 (0.61%) Apache
8 3 (0.61%) Apache Pulsar
8 3 (0.61%) Drupal
8 3 (0.61%) WordPress
9 2 (0.41%) Camunda
9 2 (0.41%) Documentum
9 2 (0.41%) JBoss
9 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.20%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Cloudability
1 5 (1.02%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.61%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 364 (74.44%) AWS
2 134 (27.40%) Azure
3 117 (23.93%) Amazon ECS
4 99 (20.25%) Serverless
5 95 (19.43%) Amazon S3
6 88 (18.00%) AWS Lambda
7 85 (17.38%) Amazon EC2
8 66 (13.50%) GitHub
9 65 (13.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 62 (12.68%) OpenShift
11 44 (9.00%) GCP
12 38 (7.77%) AWS CodePipeline
13 37 (7.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 32 (6.54%) AWS Fargate
15 28 (5.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 26 (5.32%) Datadog
17 25 (5.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 24 (4.91%) AWS CloudTrail
19 21 (4.29%) Route 53
20 20 (4.09%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.09%) DNS
2 14 (2.86%) Firewall
3 13 (2.66%) Internet
4 5 (1.02%) LTE
4 5 (1.02%) VPN
5 4 (0.82%) HTTP
6 3 (0.61%) Skype
6 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.41%) Calico
7 2 (0.41%) DMZ
7 2 (0.41%) MPLS
7 2 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.20%) GLBP
8 1 (0.20%) GPON
8 1 (0.20%) HSRP
8 1 (0.20%) IPsec
8 1 (0.20%) Network Security
8 1 (0.20%) OSPF
8 1 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (16.16%) Amazon RDS
2 47 (9.61%) MongoDB
3 42 (8.59%) SQL Server
4 35 (7.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 32 (6.54%) Amazon Redshift
6 29 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (5.32%) MySQL
8 25 (5.11%) NoSQL
9 16 (3.27%) Amazon Aurora
10 13 (2.66%) Relational Database
11 10 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.84%) Amazon Athena
12 9 (1.84%) Event Store
13 8 (1.64%) Big Data
14 6 (1.23%) Redis
15 5 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (1.02%) Dremio
16 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
17 3 (0.61%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 174 (35.58%) Jenkins
2 93 (19.02%) Git (software)
3 78 (15.95%) GitLab
4 57 (11.66%) Artifactory
5 45 (9.20%) JIRA
6 26 (5.32%) Terragrunt
7 24 (4.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (3.48%) Spinnaker
9 16 (3.27%) SonarQube
10 12 (2.45%) Maven
11 11 (2.25%) git-flow
12 9 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (1.64%) CircleCI
13 8 (1.64%) Gradle
14 6 (1.23%) GoCD
14 6 (1.23%) JUnit
15 5 (1.02%) Bitbucket
16 4 (0.82%) Mockito
16 4 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 129 (26.38%) Social Skills
2 96 (19.63%) Finance
3 58 (11.86%) Public Sector
4 43 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (5.52%) Banking
6 10 (2.04%) Legal
6 10 (2.04%) Publishing
6 10 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.84%) Documentation Skills
7 9 (1.84%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.64%) Retail
9 7 (1.43%) Marketing
10 4 (0.82%) Electronics
10 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.61%) Billing
11 3 (0.61%) Games
11 3 (0.61%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.61%) Law
12 2 (0.41%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (37.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 100 (20.45%) AWS Engineer
3 93 (19.02%) Developer
4 77 (15.75%) AWS DevOps
5 68 (13.91%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 52 (10.63%) Architect
7 39 (7.98%) Cloud Engineer
8 30 (6.13%) Platform Engineer
9 29 (5.93%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 26 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (5.11%) .NET Developer
12 22 (4.50%) Cloud Architect
13 16 (3.27%) Backend Developer
13 16 (3.27%) Consultant
13 16 (3.27%) Site Engineer
13 16 (3.27%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 16 (3.27%) Software Developer
14 15 (3.07%) AWS Architect
14 15 (3.07%) Java Developer
14 15 (3.07%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (18.20%) Kafka
2 51 (10.43%) .NET
3 46 (9.41%) Elastic Stack
4 43 (8.79%) Node.js
5 38 (7.77%) .NET Core
6 36 (7.36%) RESTful
7 35 (7.16%) Django
8 34 (6.95%) CSS
8 34 (6.95%) HTML
9 29 (5.93%) FastAPI
9 29 (5.93%) JSON
10 27 (5.52%) Flask
10 27 (5.52%) React
11 26 (5.32%) ASP.NET
12 24 (4.91%) Vue.js
13 23 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 23 (4.70%) RabbitMQ
13 23 (4.70%) XML
14 22 (4.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.98%) Cloud Native
2 35 (7.16%) Data Protection Act
3 26 (5.32%) Public Cloud
4 17 (3.48%) Hedge funds
5 16 (3.27%) Enterprise Cloud
6 15 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.66%) Sports Betting
8 12 (2.45%) iPad
9 11 (2.25%) Data Centre
10 10 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (2.04%) User Experience
11 7 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.82%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.82%) IoT
13 4 (0.82%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.61%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 155 (31.70%) Linux
2 42 (8.59%) Unix
3 23 (4.70%) Windows
4 13 (2.66%) Mac OS
5 8 (1.64%) CentOS
6 7 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.02%) Android
7 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.02%) VMS
8 4 (0.82%) Amazon Linux
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.41%) Debian
10 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (68.71%) DevOps
2 231 (47.24%) CI/CD
3 166 (33.95%) Agile
4 135 (27.61%) Infrastructure as Code
5 101 (20.65%) Microservices
6 68 (13.91%) Platform Engineering
7 66 (13.50%) Configuration Management
7 66 (13.50%) Mentoring
8 62 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
9 61 (12.47%) OO
10 52 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (10.63%) Migration
10 52 (10.63%) Test Automation
11 51 (10.43%) TDD
12 45 (9.20%) Data Protection
13 41 (8.38%) Web Development
14 38 (7.77%) Coaching
15 35 (7.16%) GitOps
16 34 (6.95%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 33 (6.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 169 (34.56%) Python
2 120 (24.54%) Java
3 85 (17.38%) JavaScript
4 68 (13.91%) SQL
5 55 (11.25%) Groovy
6 49 (10.02%) Ruby
7 33 (6.75%) C#
8 32 (6.54%) Bash
9 26 (5.32%) Go
10 14 (2.86%) Scala
10 14 (2.86%) VBScript
11 11 (2.25%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.04%) Perl
13 9 (1.84%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.64%) PHP
15 6 (1.23%) Rust
15 6 (1.23%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.41%) C
16 2 (0.41%) Gremlin
17 1 (0.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 80 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 78 (15.95%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.77%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.64%) OCP
5 8 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (1.23%) Degree
7 5 (1.02%) RHCA
8 4 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.82%) RHCE
8 4 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.20%) CISSP
9 1 (0.20%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.20%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.27%) Accessibility
2 14 (2.86%) QA
3 10 (2.04%) GDPR
4 4 (0.82%) OASIS TOSCA
4 4 (0.82%) SLA
5 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 223 (45.60%) Docker
2 9 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.43%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.82%) KVM
5 4 (0.82%) Xen
6 3 (0.61%) vCloud
6 3 (0.61%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.61%) vSphere
7 2 (0.41%) zsh
8 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) NFS
8 1 (0.20%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 340 (69.53%) Kubernetes
2 322 (65.85%) Terraform
3 154 (31.49%) Ansible
4 53 (10.84%) Istio
5 42 (8.59%) Prometheus
5 42 (8.59%) Puppet
6 39 (7.98%) Grafana
7 29 (5.93%) Docker Swarm
8 23 (4.70%) Kibana
9 16 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (3.27%) Packer
10 13 (2.66%) Rancher
11 12 (2.45%) FreeIPA
11 12 (2.45%) Icinga
12 6 (1.23%) HP Fortify
13 5 (1.02%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.82%) Cloudify
14 4 (0.82%) Fluentd
14 4 (0.82%) Salt
15 3 (0.61%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 39 (7.98%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.36%) Splunk
3 30 (6.13%) Red Hat
4 24 (4.91%) Google
5 19 (3.89%) Oracle
5 19 (3.89%) VMware
6 16 (3.27%) IBM
7 10 (2.04%) AppDynamics
8 9 (1.84%) Confluent
9 8 (1.64%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.43%) Cisco
10 7 (1.43%) F5
11 6 (1.23%) New Relic
11 6 (1.23%) Progress
11 6 (1.23%) Sage
11 6 (1.23%) SAP
11 6 (1.23%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.82%) Ericsson
12 4 (0.82%) Juniper
12 4 (0.82%) Nokia