Period
to 28 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Amazon RDS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon RDS over the 6 months to 28 January 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 Relational Database Service (RDS)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 360 478
Rank change year-on-year +80 +118 +67
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 363 457 472
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.63% 0.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.92% 2.98% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 313 314
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £400 £377
90th Percentile £675 £723 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £507 £475
% change year-on-year -2.27% +6.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

Amazon RDS is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 9,268 15,348 22,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.55% 21.30% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,330 10,457 15,575
Median daily rate £480 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £316
90th Percentile £650 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 207 226
Median hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £26.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% -11.17%
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.93 £13.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.20 £53.75
Median hourly rate £23.47 £22.55 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% -13.29% -21.21%

Amazon RDS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Amazon RDS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Amazon RDS.

Daily rate trend for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Amazon RDS over the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon RDS within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 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 +75 305 £525 - 105
London +56 218 £550 -1.79% 54
Work from Home -79 137 £525 -4.55% 18
UK excluding London +86 93 £495 -2.27% 55
North of England +66 30 £495 -5.71% 20
South West +106 24 £515 -1.90% 8
Scotland +52 18 £475 -7.32% 1
North West +44 14 £495 -5.71% 14
Yorkshire +47 10 £500 -2.49% 4
South East +121 7 £538 -17.31% 11
East of England +47 7 £450 -25.00% 6
Midlands -4 7 £323 -32.11% 6
North East +36 6 £400 -40.74% 2
West Midlands -9 5 £341 -29.09% 4
East Midlands +31 2 £313 -27.75% 2
Wales +28 1 £360 -28.00%

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon RDS 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 RDS.

1 350 (96.42%) AWS
2 200 (55.10%) Amazon S3
3 172 (47.38%) Python
4 170 (46.83%) Terraform
5 168 (46.28%) Kubernetes
6 167 (46.01%) Serverless
7 166 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
8 159 (43.80%) AWS Lambda
9 140 (38.57%) Amazon EC2
10 134 (36.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 128 (35.26%) Docker
11 128 (35.26%) Finance
12 125 (34.44%) DevOps
13 122 (33.61%) Amazon SQS
14 118 (32.51%) Web Services
15 103 (28.37%) JavaScript
16 102 (28.10%) Software Engineering
16 102 (28.10%) Node.js
17 95 (26.17%) Asset Management
18 93 (25.62%) React
19 91 (25.07%) PostgreSQL
20 90 (24.79%) SQL
21 87 (23.97%) Front Office
22 85 (23.42%) AWS Step Functions
23 79 (21.76%) TypeScript
24 76 (20.94%) Java
25 72 (19.83%) Investment Management
26 70 (19.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
27 65 (17.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
27 65 (17.91%) Amazon ECS

Amazon RDS
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 41 (11.29%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (7.71%) Apache Spark
3 25 (6.89%) Confluence
4 22 (6.06%) Apache
5 14 (3.86%) Apache Airflow
6 9 (2.48%) SAS
7 6 (1.65%) IBM Domino
8 5 (1.38%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.10%) Anypoint
9 4 (1.10%) nginx
10 3 (0.83%) JBoss
10 3 (0.83%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.55%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.55%) Apache Pulsar
11 2 (0.55%) CMS
11 2 (0.55%) IIS
11 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.55%) WordPress
12 1 (0.28%) Luigi
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 350 (96.42%) AWS
2 200 (55.10%) Amazon S3
3 167 (46.01%) Serverless
4 159 (43.80%) AWS Lambda
5 140 (38.57%) Amazon EC2
6 122 (33.61%) Amazon SQS
7 85 (23.42%) AWS Step Functions
8 70 (19.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 65 (17.91%) Amazon ECS
9 65 (17.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 61 (16.80%) AWS CloudFormation
11 58 (15.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 48 (13.22%) Azure
13 40 (11.02%) Amazon EKS
14 34 (9.37%) Route 53
15 31 (8.54%) Amazon EMR
16 30 (8.26%) Amazon Kinesis
17 28 (7.71%) CloudFront
18 24 (6.61%) Amazon ELB
19 22 (6.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.41%) Network Security
2 11 (3.03%) DNS
3 6 (1.65%) Firewall
3 6 (1.65%) FTP
3 6 (1.65%) HTTP
4 5 (1.38%) DHCP
4 5 (1.38%) Skype
5 4 (1.10%) NetScaler
5 4 (1.10%) SSH
5 4 (1.10%) SSL
6 3 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.83%) VPN
7 2 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.55%) SMTP
7 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.28%) LAN
8 1 (0.28%) SAN
8 1 (0.28%) VoIP
8 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (36.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 91 (25.07%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (15.43%) Amazon Redshift
4 46 (12.67%) MySQL
5 30 (8.26%) Amazon Aurora
6 28 (7.71%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (7.71%) NoSQL
7 27 (7.44%) Relational Database
8 25 (6.89%) Big Data
9 24 (6.61%) Hadoop
9 24 (6.61%) SQL Server
10 22 (6.06%) Amazon Athena
11 20 (5.51%) Redis
12 19 (5.23%) MongoDB
13 15 (4.13%) Tableau
14 13 (3.58%) Data Lake
15 9 (2.48%) Looker
15 9 (2.48%) Oracle Database
15 9 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (2.20%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 51 (14.05%) Jenkins
2 40 (11.02%) Git (software)
3 33 (9.09%) JIRA
4 12 (3.31%) Artifactory
5 10 (2.75%) Cypress.io
5 10 (2.75%) webpack
6 9 (2.48%) GitLab
6 9 (2.48%) SonarQube
7 7 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.93%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.93%) Maven
8 6 (1.65%) RStudio
8 6 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.38%) GoCD
10 4 (1.10%) CircleCI
10 4 (1.10%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.10%) Sublime Text
11 3 (0.83%) ERwin
11 3 (0.83%) JUnit
11 3 (0.83%) Mockito
General
1 128 (35.26%) Finance
2 87 (23.97%) Front Office
3 16 (4.41%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.03%) Banking
5 5 (1.38%) Retail
6 4 (1.10%) Marketing
7 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Games
8 2 (0.55%) Law
8 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 143 (39.39%) Developer
2 100 (27.55%) AWS Developer
3 77 (21.21%) AWS Engineer
4 76 (20.94%) React Developer
5 56 (15.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 44 (12.12%) Data Engineer
7 43 (11.85%) Full Stack Developer
8 39 (10.74%) JavaScript Developer
9 37 (10.19%) Node.js Developer
10 35 (9.64%) Python Developer
10 35 (9.64%) Python Engineer
11 33 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
12 28 (7.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 22 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
14 21 (5.79%) Architect
15 16 (4.41%) Java Developer
16 13 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
17 11 (3.03%) DBA
18 10 (2.75%) Backend Developer
18 10 (2.75%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (32.51%) Web Services
2 102 (28.10%) Node.js
3 93 (25.62%) React
4 37 (10.19%) Kafka
5 20 (5.51%) .NET
5 20 (5.51%) Django
5 20 (5.51%) Spring
6 19 (5.23%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (4.96%) RESTful
7 18 (4.96%) Spring Boot
8 14 (3.86%) REST
8 14 (3.86%) SOAP
9 13 (3.58%) gRPC
10 12 (3.31%) Celery
10 12 (3.31%) HTML
11 11 (3.03%) CSS
11 11 (3.03%) JSON
12 10 (2.75%) NumPy
12 10 (2.75%) Pandas
12 10 (2.75%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.06%) User Experience
3 15 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (3.86%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.48%) Derivative
5 9 (2.48%) Equities
5 9 (2.48%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.93%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.93%) NHS
7 6 (1.65%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.65%) Replication
8 5 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.10%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.10%) PKI
10 3 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.83%) Social Media
11 2 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.55%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 58 (15.98%) Linux
2 25 (6.89%) Windows
3 7 (1.93%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.65%) Amazon Linux
4 6 (1.65%) Unix
5 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.83%) CentOS
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.28%) Debian
8 1 (0.28%) VMS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (34.44%) DevOps
3 102 (28.10%) Software Engineering
4 95 (26.17%) Asset Management
5 72 (19.83%) Investment Management
6 49 (13.50%) Microservices
7 36 (9.92%) Migration
8 35 (9.64%) TDD
9 34 (9.37%) Analytics
9 34 (9.37%) Data Modelling
10 32 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 30 (8.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 27 (7.44%) Deployment Automation
13 26 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (7.16%) Continuous Deployment
14 21 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (5.51%) Data Science
16 19 (5.23%) Statistics
16 19 (5.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 172 (47.38%) Python
2 103 (28.37%) JavaScript
3 90 (24.79%) SQL
4 79 (21.76%) TypeScript
5 76 (20.94%) Java
6 34 (9.37%) Bash Shell
7 27 (7.44%) Scala
8 19 (5.23%) Go
9 18 (4.96%) R
10 15 (4.13%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.58%) C
12 12 (3.31%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.75%) Kotlin
13 10 (2.75%) PHP
14 7 (1.93%) C#
14 7 (1.93%) Ruby
15 3 (0.83%) Perl
16 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.28%) Apple Swift
17 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.16%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.89%) AWS Certification
3 25 (6.89%) Degree
4 9 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.65%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.55%) MCITP
7 2 (0.55%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) CCA
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.03%) QA
2 6 (1.65%) GDPR
3 5 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 128 (35.26%) Docker
2 12 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.10%) HDFS
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.83%) XenApp
5 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.55%) Postfix
6 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.28%) etcd
7 1 (0.28%) Firmware
7 1 (0.28%) iptables
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 170 (46.83%) Terraform
2 168 (46.28%) Kubernetes
3 38 (10.47%) Ansible
4 29 (7.99%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (7.16%) Puppet
6 15 (4.13%) Packer
7 6 (1.65%) Kibana
8 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 4 (1.10%) Foglight
8 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.10%) SCCM
9 3 (0.83%) Consul
9 3 (0.83%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.83%) Nagios
9 3 (0.83%) PingFederate
9 3 (0.83%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.55%) logstash
10 2 (0.55%) Pingdom
10 2 (0.55%) Salt
10 2 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (7.44%) Oracle
2 24 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.31%) Citrix
4 11 (3.03%) Informatica
5 10 (2.75%) Talend
6 9 (2.48%) CheckPoint
6 9 (2.48%) IBM
7 7 (1.93%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.65%) Teradata
8 6 (1.65%) VMware
9 5 (1.38%) Adobe
9 5 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.10%) Lotus
10 4 (1.10%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 4 (1.10%) Splunk
11 3 (0.83%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.83%) F5
11 3 (0.83%) MKS
11 3 (0.83%) Vertica
11 3 (0.83%) VirtaMove