Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 685 812
Rank change year-on-year +100 +127 -38
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 281 204 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.19% 0.071%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.27% 0.85% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 148 52
UK median daily rate £500 £510 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +11.48% +15.09%
10th Percentile £368 £371 £376
90th Percentile £607 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.31% +53.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £34.74 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.14% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 22063 23942 26326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.20% 22.47% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14890 15947 17272
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 395 396
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.53 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.61% +5.21% +12.25%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.10 £12.63
90th Percentile £54.13 £49.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +12.28% -3.39% +31.11%

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 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon RDS over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
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 RDS within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 +113 278 £500 -1.96% 78
London +18 172 £525 - 52
UK excluding London +90 106 £450 - 28
South East +42 34 £450 -10.00% 5
South West +31 34 £450 -10.00% 8
West Midlands +45 16 £450 - 3
Midlands +35 16 £450 +12.50% 3
East of England -11 11 £463 +2.78% 3
North of England +78 10 £500 +13.64% 7
North West +33 9 £500 +13.64% 5
East Midlands +2 3 £475 +18.75%
Scotland +16 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon RDS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Amazon RDS.

1 275 (97.86%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (59.43%) Amazon EC2
3 151 (53.74%) DevOps
4 143 (50.89%) Linux
5 139 (49.47%) Amazon S3
6 131 (46.62%) Docker
7 130 (46.26%) Jenkins
8 129 (45.91%) Python
9 126 (44.84%) Agile Software Development
10 105 (37.37%) Git (software)
11 97 (34.52%) Ansible
12 95 (33.81%) Terraform
13 91 (32.38%) Puppet
14 89 (31.67%) Java
15 84 (29.89%) Configuration Management
16 81 (28.83%) Bash Shell
17 79 (28.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 75 (26.69%) AWS CloudFormation
19 71 (25.27%) Amazon ELB
20 68 (24.20%) AWS Lambda
20 68 (24.20%) Serverless
21 61 (21.71%) SQL
21 61 (21.71%) JIRA
22 58 (20.64%) Route 53
23 57 (20.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
23 57 (20.28%) Opscode Chef
24 56 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
25 55 (19.57%) PostgreSQL
26 52 (18.51%) Web Services
26 52 (18.51%) Kubernetes

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 38 (13.52%) Confluence
2 35 (12.46%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (12.46%) Tomcat
3 28 (9.96%) Apache
4 15 (5.34%) nginx
5 12 (4.27%) Apache Spark
6 8 (2.85%) JBoss
7 7 (2.49%) IIS
8 6 (2.14%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (1.78%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.78%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.42%) Luigi
10 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.07%) CMS
11 3 (1.07%) Jetty
11 3 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.71%) Drupal
12 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.36%) Apache Qpid
13 1 (0.36%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.56%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 275 (97.86%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (59.43%) Amazon EC2
3 139 (49.47%) Amazon S3
4 79 (28.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 75 (26.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 71 (25.27%) Amazon ELB
7 68 (24.20%) AWS Lambda
7 68 (24.20%) Serverless
8 58 (20.64%) Route 53
9 57 (20.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 37 (13.17%) Amazon SQS
10 37 (13.17%) GitHub
11 32 (11.39%) CloudFront
12 27 (9.61%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (8.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 19 (6.76%) Amazon EMR
15 18 (6.41%) Amazon Kinesis
16 13 (4.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 11 (3.91%) PaaS
18 9 (3.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.10%) HTTP
2 31 (11.03%) DNS
3 26 (9.25%) TCP/IP
4 19 (6.76%) Firewall
5 16 (5.69%) OpenLDAP
6 13 (4.63%) OpenVPN
6 13 (4.63%) SSH
7 12 (4.27%) DSL
8 9 (3.20%) SSL
9 7 (2.49%) VPN
10 6 (2.14%) ICMP
11 4 (1.42%) SAN
12 3 (1.07%) Internet
12 3 (1.07%) Network Security
13 2 (0.71%) LDAP
13 2 (0.71%) NAS
13 2 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (0.71%) Skype
14 1 (0.36%) DHCP
14 1 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (19.57%) PostgreSQL
2 49 (17.44%) MySQL
3 48 (17.08%) SQL Server
4 39 (13.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 37 (13.17%) Hadoop
6 33 (11.74%) NoSQL
6 33 (11.74%) Relational Database
7 32 (11.39%) MongoDB
8 24 (8.54%) HBase
9 21 (7.47%) Big Data
10 20 (7.12%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (6.76%) Amazon Redshift
12 13 (4.63%) RDBMS
13 10 (3.56%) Power BI
14 9 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (2.85%) IBM InfoSphere
15 8 (2.85%) Oracle Database
16 5 (1.78%) Amazon Aurora
16 5 (1.78%) Redis
16 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 130 (46.26%) Jenkins
2 105 (37.37%) Git (software)
3 61 (21.71%) JIRA
4 39 (13.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 34 (12.10%) Artifactory
6 31 (11.03%) Maven
7 25 (8.90%) Bitbucket
8 19 (6.76%) Ant
9 16 (5.69%) JUnit
9 16 (5.69%) Liquibase
9 16 (5.69%) SonarQube
10 15 (5.34%) Cucumber
11 11 (3.91%) GitLab
11 11 (3.91%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (2.85%) NUnit
12 8 (2.85%) Subversion
13 7 (2.49%) IntelliJ
13 7 (2.49%) TeamCity
13 7 (2.49%) Vagrant
14 6 (2.14%) NuGet
General
1 32 (11.39%) Finance
2 12 (4.27%) Publishing
3 10 (3.56%) Front Office
4 7 (2.49%) Marketing
5 4 (1.42%) Games
5 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.42%) Retail
6 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Automotive
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
7 2 (0.71%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 113 (40.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 71 (25.27%) Developer
3 68 (24.20%) AWS Engineer
4 63 (22.42%) AWS DevOps
5 50 (17.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 31 (11.03%) Architect
7 27 (9.61%) AWS Developer
8 19 (6.76%) AWS Architect
9 18 (6.41%) Cloud Engineer
10 16 (5.69%) Consultant
11 13 (4.63%) Cloud Architect
11 13 (4.63%) DevOps Architect
12 12 (4.27%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.56%) Automation Engineer
13 10 (3.56%) Web Architect
14 9 (3.20%) .NET Developer
14 9 (3.20%) Automation Developer
14 9 (3.20%) DevOps Developer
14 9 (3.20%) Node.js Developer
14 9 (3.20%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (18.51%) Web Services
2 47 (16.73%) Elastic Stack
3 41 (14.59%) REST
4 34 (12.10%) Node.js
5 25 (8.90%) .NET
6 17 (6.05%) jQuery
7 14 (4.98%) RESTful
8 13 (4.63%) JSON
8 13 (4.63%) MCollective
9 12 (4.27%) Kafka
9 12 (4.27%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (4.27%) React
10 10 (3.56%) CSS
10 10 (3.56%) HTML
10 10 (3.56%) LAMP
10 10 (3.56%) Spring
11 9 (3.20%) YAML
12 8 (2.85%) Apache Camel
12 8 (2.85%) LEMP Stack
12 8 (2.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.54%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.27%) Public Cloud
3 7 (2.49%) Fintech
4 6 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.78%) Cloud Native
5 5 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.78%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.78%) Semantic Web
6 4 (1.42%) PKI
7 3 (1.07%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.71%) CESG
8 2 (0.71%) CMDB
8 2 (0.71%) RIA
8 2 (0.71%) Smart Home
8 2 (0.71%) Social Network
8 2 (0.71%) User Experience
9 1 (0.36%) Infotainment
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 143 (50.89%) Linux
2 30 (10.68%) Windows
3 28 (9.96%) CentOS
4 20 (7.12%) Windows Server
5 16 (5.69%) Unix
6 14 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.78%) Debian
9 4 (1.42%) CoreOS
10 3 (1.07%) VMS
11 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.36%) Android
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (53.74%) DevOps
2 126 (44.84%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (29.89%) Configuration Management
4 56 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (17.79%) Continuous Delivery
6 47 (16.73%) Scrum
7 40 (14.23%) Microservices
7 40 (14.23%) Migration
8 38 (13.52%) Coaching
9 30 (10.68%) Open Source
10 28 (9.96%) Kanban
11 26 (9.25%) Load Balancing
12 22 (7.83%) Analytics
12 22 (7.83%) Data Modelling
13 21 (7.47%) ETL
14 20 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (6.05%) Test Automation
16 16 (5.69%) Mentoring
17 14 (4.98%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 129 (45.91%) Python
2 89 (31.67%) Java
3 81 (28.83%) Bash Shell
4 61 (21.71%) SQL
5 43 (15.30%) Ruby
6 27 (9.61%) JavaScript
7 19 (6.76%) PHP
8 18 (6.41%) Perl
9 17 (6.05%) Groovy
10 15 (5.34%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.91%) Go
12 10 (3.56%) Bourne shell
12 10 (3.56%) Korn
12 10 (3.56%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.56%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.49%) TypeScript
14 6 (2.14%) C#
15 5 (1.78%) CoffeeScript
16 2 (0.71%) Scala
16 2 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.91%) AWS Certification
4 7 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.14%) Degree
6 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.71%) MCSA
8 2 (0.71%) MCSE
9 1 (0.36%) CCA
9 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.36%) MCP
9 1 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.14%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.36%) GCP
2 1 (0.36%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 131 (46.62%) Docker
2 18 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (5.69%) Squid
4 15 (5.34%) Active Directory
5 13 (4.63%) Postfix
5 13 (4.63%) vCloud
6 6 (2.14%) HDFS
7 4 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.36%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.36%) iptables
9 1 (0.36%) KVM
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.36%) NFS
9 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.36%) Xen
9 1 (0.36%) XenApp
9 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 97 (34.52%) Ansible
2 95 (33.81%) Terraform
3 91 (32.38%) Puppet
4 57 (20.28%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (18.51%) Kubernetes
6 27 (9.61%) Kibana
7 25 (8.90%) logstash
8 21 (7.47%) ZABBIX
9 17 (6.05%) Packer
10 16 (5.69%) Sysdig
11 15 (5.34%) Consul
11 15 (5.34%) Docker Swarm
12 13 (4.63%) Graphite
12 13 (4.63%) Rancher
12 13 (4.63%) Rsyslog
13 10 (3.56%) Salt
14 9 (3.20%) WSUS
15 6 (2.14%) collectd
15 6 (2.14%) Mesos
15 6 (2.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 38 (13.52%) Oracle
2 26 (9.25%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.12%) VMware
4 15 (5.34%) Red Hat
4 15 (5.34%) Sonatype
5 13 (4.63%) Google
6 10 (3.56%) Atlassian
6 10 (3.56%) Cloudera
7 8 (2.85%) SaltStack
7 8 (2.85%) Splunk
8 7 (2.49%) Rackspace
9 6 (2.14%) New Relic
10 5 (1.78%) Tableau
11 3 (1.07%) AppDynamics
11 3 (1.07%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.07%) hybris
11 3 (1.07%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.07%) Omniture
11 3 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.07%) ServiceNow