Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 495 670 715
Rank change year-on-year +175 +45 +70
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 427 171 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.89% 0.83% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 108 127
UK median daily rate £530 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £356 £375 £361
90th Percentile £638 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £453 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +0.56% - +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 22,612 20,689 23,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.55% 22.59% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,738 13,760 15,836
UK median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £635 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 272 385
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +9.62%
10th Percentile £13.81 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.15 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% +5.26% +11.07%

Amazon RDS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon RDS.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon RDS over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon RDS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Top 14 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 24 June 2018. 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 +156 417 £535 +7.00% 111
London +89 264 £550 +10.00% 75
UK excluding London +65 153 £453 +0.56% 41
South East +10 48 £325 -27.78% 8
East of England +26 33 £475 -6.86% 5
North of England +1 29 £453 -8.35% 6
Midlands +1 24 £475 -5.00% 7
West Midlands +1 23 £475 -5.00% 4
North West -8 20 £434 -12.15% 4
South West +5 17 £548 +25.30% 10
Yorkshire - 5 £483 - 2
North East - 4 £575 -
Scotland -41 1 £425 - 4
Wales - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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.

1 408 (95.55%) Amazon AWS
2 249 (58.31%) Amazon EC2
3 224 (52.46%) Linux
4 221 (51.76%) DevOps
5 216 (50.59%) Python
6 181 (42.39%) Terraform
7 176 (41.22%) Amazon S3
8 171 (40.05%) Java
8 171 (40.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 164 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
10 163 (38.17%) Docker
11 158 (37.00%) Ansible
12 153 (35.83%) Jenkins
13 128 (29.98%) Serverless
14 126 (29.51%) AWS Lambda
15 118 (27.63%) Configuration Management
16 109 (25.53%) Route 53
17 104 (24.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 101 (23.65%) Opscode Chef
19 99 (23.19%) AWS CloudFormation
20 95 (22.25%) Amazon ELB
21 93 (21.78%) Git (software)
22 92 (21.55%) Puppet
23 83 (19.44%) SQL
23 83 (19.44%) Oracle
24 81 (18.97%) Windows
24 81 (18.97%) Kubernetes
25 80 (18.74%) Web Services
26 75 (17.56%) PostgreSQL
27 71 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure

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 54 (12.65%) Confluence
2 39 (9.13%) Apache Spark
3 34 (7.96%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (5.85%) Apache
5 21 (4.92%) JBoss
6 20 (4.68%) WebLogic
7 18 (4.22%) nginx
7 18 (4.22%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.34%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (2.34%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.11%) Luigi
10 8 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (1.64%) WildFly
12 6 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (1.41%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.94%) CMS
13 4 (0.94%) Drupal
13 4 (0.94%) Oracle Beehive
13 4 (0.94%) SAS
14 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.34%) Stata
3 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.70%) Magento
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.23%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 408 (95.55%) Amazon AWS
2 249 (58.31%) Amazon EC2
3 176 (41.22%) Amazon S3
4 171 (40.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 128 (29.98%) Serverless
6 126 (29.51%) AWS Lambda
7 109 (25.53%) Route 53
8 104 (24.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 99 (23.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 95 (22.25%) Amazon ELB
11 71 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 62 (14.52%) GitHub
13 61 (14.29%) CloudFront
14 39 (9.13%) Office 365
15 33 (7.73%) Amazon EMR
15 33 (7.73%) Amazon Kinesis
16 26 (6.09%) Amazon SQS
17 22 (5.15%) PaaS
18 21 (4.92%) OpenShift
18 21 (4.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.07%) DNS
2 26 (6.09%) Firewall
3 21 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 21 (4.92%) VPN
4 19 (4.45%) DHCP
4 19 (4.45%) Remote Desktop
5 17 (3.98%) HTTP
6 16 (3.75%) OpenLDAP
7 8 (1.87%) SSL
8 6 (1.41%) ICMP
9 5 (1.17%) LAN
9 5 (1.17%) OpenVPN
9 5 (1.17%) WAN
10 4 (0.94%) SSH
11 3 (0.70%) MPLS
11 3 (0.70%) Network Security
11 3 (0.70%) VLAN
12 2 (0.47%) IPsec
12 2 (0.47%) SMS
12 2 (0.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (17.56%) PostgreSQL
2 65 (15.22%) Amazon Redshift
3 47 (11.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 46 (10.77%) MySQL
5 40 (9.37%) SQL Server
6 36 (8.43%) Big Data
7 35 (8.20%) Hadoop
8 28 (6.56%) NoSQL
9 27 (6.32%) Amazon Aurora
9 27 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (5.62%) Amazon Athena
11 23 (5.39%) Relational Database
12 21 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (3.51%) MongoDB
14 10 (2.34%) Oracle Database
14 10 (2.34%) Spotfire
15 7 (1.64%) HBase
15 7 (1.64%) MariaDB
15 7 (1.64%) Redis
16 5 (1.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 153 (35.83%) Jenkins
2 93 (21.78%) Git (software)
3 61 (14.29%) JIRA
4 27 (6.32%) Maven
5 24 (5.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (3.98%) Artifactory
7 14 (3.28%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.34%) RStudio
9 9 (2.11%) Liquibase
10 8 (1.87%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.87%) Selenium
11 7 (1.64%) Spinnaker
11 7 (1.64%) Vagrant
12 6 (1.41%) Ant
12 6 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (1.17%) JUnit
13 5 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.94%) GitLab
14 4 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (0.70%) Cucumber
General
1 52 (12.18%) Finance
2 17 (3.98%) Retail
3 11 (2.58%) Back Office
3 11 (2.58%) Banking
4 9 (2.11%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.11%) Marketing
5 8 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.64%) Publishing
7 4 (0.94%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Games
8 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 158 (37.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 121 (28.34%) AWS Engineer
3 88 (20.61%) AWS DevOps
4 79 (18.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 48 (11.24%) Cloud Engineer
6 40 (9.37%) Data Engineer
7 39 (9.13%) Developer
8 32 (7.49%) Architect
9 25 (5.85%) Systems Engineer
10 20 (4.68%) Consultant
11 19 (4.45%) Big Data Engineer
12 17 (3.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 16 (3.75%) Java Engineer
14 14 (3.28%) Analyst
14 14 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
14 14 (3.28%) Windows Engineer
15 13 (3.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 13 (3.04%) Platform Engineer
16 12 (2.81%) Senior DevOps
17 11 (2.58%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (18.74%) Web Services
2 60 (14.05%) Node.js
3 33 (7.73%) Elastic Stack
4 32 (7.49%) JSON
5 18 (4.22%) Spring
6 16 (3.75%) LAMP
6 16 (3.75%) YAML
7 12 (2.81%) Middleware
8 11 (2.58%) Kafka
8 11 (2.58%) REST
9 10 (2.34%) J2EE
9 10 (2.34%) MLlib
10 8 (1.87%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (1.87%) HTML
10 8 (1.87%) Sensu
10 8 (1.87%) XML
11 7 (1.64%) .NET
12 6 (1.41%) OpenCV
12 6 (1.41%) OSGi
12 6 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.09%) Fintech
2 25 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.68%) Cloud Native
4 16 (3.75%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.58%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.11%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.87%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
10 7 (1.64%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.64%) NHS
11 6 (1.41%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.17%) Clustering
12 5 (1.17%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.94%) Equities
13 4 (0.94%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 224 (52.46%) Linux
2 81 (18.97%) Windows
3 59 (13.82%) Unix
4 48 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (8.67%) CentOS
6 31 (7.26%) Windows Server
7 28 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (5.15%) Windows 10
9 17 (3.98%) Apple iOS
10 15 (3.51%) Mac OS
11 13 (3.04%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.87%) CoreOS
13 6 (1.41%) Debian
14 3 (0.70%) DC/OS
14 3 (0.70%) Solaris
14 3 (0.70%) VMS
15 2 (0.47%) Android
15 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (51.76%) DevOps
2 164 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (27.63%) Configuration Management
4 68 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (11.94%) Migration
6 43 (10.07%) Microservices
7 41 (9.60%) Analytics
8 38 (8.90%) Test Automation
9 29 (6.79%) Data Science
10 28 (6.56%) ETL
11 27 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
11 27 (6.32%) Deployment Automation
11 27 (6.32%) Open Source
12 25 (5.85%) Scrum
13 24 (5.62%) OO
14 23 (5.39%) Data Protection
14 23 (5.39%) Software Engineering
15 22 (5.15%) Load Balancing
16 20 (4.68%) Application Packaging
17 19 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 216 (50.59%) Python
2 171 (40.05%) Java
3 83 (19.44%) SQL
4 65 (15.22%) Bash Shell
5 45 (10.54%) Ruby
6 41 (9.60%) PowerShell
7 31 (7.26%) C++
8 30 (7.03%) JavaScript
9 28 (6.56%) Scala
10 23 (5.39%) PHP
11 15 (3.51%) Go
12 12 (2.81%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.11%) Groovy
14 8 (1.87%) Perl
15 7 (1.64%) C#
16 5 (1.17%) VBA
17 4 (0.94%) ES6
17 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.94%) R
17 4 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (15.93%) Security Cleared
2 49 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.73%) AWS Certification
4 23 (5.39%) DV Cleared
5 15 (3.51%) Degree
6 10 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.41%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.41%) PhD
8 5 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.70%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.70%) MCSA
11 2 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.47%) RHCE
12 1 (0.23%) MCSD
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.22%) GDPR
2 10 (2.34%) QA
3 5 (1.17%) PMO
4 4 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.94%) SLA
5 3 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) GCP
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 163 (38.17%) Docker
2 48 (11.24%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.87%) Squid
6 5 (1.17%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.17%) HDFS
7 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.70%) Postfix
8 3 (0.70%) vCloud
8 3 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.47%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 181 (42.39%) Terraform
2 158 (37.00%) Ansible
3 101 (23.65%) Opscode Chef
4 92 (21.55%) Puppet
5 81 (18.97%) Kubernetes
6 35 (8.20%) SCCM
7 24 (5.62%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (5.39%) Consul
9 19 (4.45%) logstash
10 18 (4.22%) Kibana
10 18 (4.22%) ZABBIX
11 17 (3.98%) Grafana
11 17 (3.98%) Sysdig
12 14 (3.28%) Packer
13 13 (3.04%) Docker Swarm
13 13 (3.04%) Nagios
14 9 (2.11%) Graphite
14 9 (2.11%) SCOM
14 9 (2.11%) StatsD
15 7 (1.64%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 83 (19.44%) Oracle
2 51 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 43 (10.07%) Atlassian
4 22 (5.15%) Red Hat
5 20 (4.68%) SaltStack
6 16 (3.75%) Google
6 16 (3.75%) Splunk
6 16 (3.75%) VMware
7 15 (3.51%) Apple
8 9 (2.11%) IBM
9 8 (1.87%) Capita
10 7 (1.64%) Citrix
11 6 (1.41%) EMC
11 6 (1.41%) SAP
12 5 (1.17%) ForgeRock
12 5 (1.17%) Ivanti
13 4 (0.94%) Axway
13 4 (0.94%) Sybase
13 4 (0.94%) Tableau
14 3 (0.70%) Zend