Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 348 485 603
Rank change year-on-year +137 +118 +97
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 583 461 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.45% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.19% 1.97% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 320 189
UK median daily rate £518 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +5.00% -2.91%
10th Percentile £380 £388 £375
90th Percentile £675 £634 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £34.74
10th Percentile £19.80 - £24.80
90th Percentile £93.00 - £47.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 - £45.00

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 18,286 23,420 22,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.59% 22.64% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,470 16,339 15,064
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 227 277
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +1.69%
10th Percentile £12.59 £12.46 £13.71
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.55 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +15.79%

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 23 October 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon RDS over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 October 2019. 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 +117 553 £520 -0.95% 162
London +124 326 £555 +0.91% 73
UK excluding London +88 254 £475 -2.56% 100
Midlands +101 76 £463 -12.94% 19
North of England +12 73 £500 - 31
West Midlands +66 54 £475 +11.76% 16
North West +56 53 £525 +15.38% 22
South West +23 45 £500 +5.26% 10
Scotland +52 29 £500 +8.11% 3
East of England +23 19 £425 -12.82% 5
Yorkshire -21 19 £415 -20.95% 7
East Midlands +39 16 £390 -29.09% 2
South East +13 12 £669 +67.19% 24
North East +14 1 £413 +65.00% 2

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 560 (96.05%) AWS
2 379 (65.01%) Amazon EC2
3 345 (59.18%) Amazon S3
4 339 (58.15%) DevOps
5 258 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
6 257 (44.08%) Docker
7 251 (43.05%) Terraform
8 241 (41.34%) Java
9 233 (39.97%) Python
10 208 (35.68%) Linux
10 208 (35.68%) Serverless
11 207 (35.51%) Jenkins
12 199 (34.13%) AWS Lambda
13 194 (33.28%) Git (software)
14 181 (31.05%) Web Services
14 181 (31.05%) Kubernetes
15 176 (30.19%) Amazon SQS
16 164 (28.13%) Ansible
17 162 (27.79%) AWS CloudFormation
18 150 (25.73%) Finance
19 138 (23.67%) Software Engineering
20 128 (21.96%) Puppet
21 120 (20.58%) Microservices
22 115 (19.73%) Security Cleared
23 114 (19.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
24 112 (19.21%) Asset Management
25 110 (18.87%) Open Source
26 109 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
26 109 (18.70%) Configuration Management
27 108 (18.52%) 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 48 (8.23%) Confluence
2 41 (7.03%) Apache
3 26 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (3.77%) Apache Spark
5 20 (3.43%) nginx
6 19 (3.26%) IIS
7 14 (2.40%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.89%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.20%) Moodle
11 6 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.86%) Mendix
12 5 (0.86%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.51%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.51%) Apache ServiceMix
14 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
15 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
15 2 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.20%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.17%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 560 (96.05%) AWS
2 379 (65.01%) Amazon EC2
3 345 (59.18%) Amazon S3
4 208 (35.68%) Serverless
5 199 (34.13%) AWS Lambda
6 176 (30.19%) Amazon SQS
7 162 (27.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 114 (19.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 108 (18.52%) Amazon ECS
10 103 (17.67%) Route 53
11 95 (16.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 93 (15.95%) Amazon ELB
13 72 (12.35%) Azure
14 71 (12.18%) CloudFront
15 63 (10.81%) OpenShift
16 59 (10.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 48 (8.23%) GitHub
18 33 (5.66%) Amazon EKS
19 28 (4.80%) Office 365
20 27 (4.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.86%) VPN
2 28 (4.80%) Firewall
3 26 (4.46%) DNS
3 26 (4.46%) Internet
4 19 (3.26%) Network Security
5 16 (2.74%) OpenVPN
6 10 (1.72%) SSH
7 9 (1.54%) MPLS
7 9 (1.54%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (1.37%) IP Telephony
8 8 (1.37%) WAN
9 7 (1.20%) HTTP
9 7 (1.20%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.03%) DHCP
11 5 (0.86%) SAN
11 5 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.69%) LAN
13 3 (0.51%) DSL
14 2 (0.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (15.78%) Amazon Redshift
2 86 (14.75%) PostgreSQL
3 85 (14.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 77 (13.21%) MySQL
5 47 (8.06%) Amazon Aurora
6 42 (7.20%) Relational Database
7 40 (6.86%) SQL Server
8 36 (6.17%) Amazon Athena
9 34 (5.83%) NoSQL
10 31 (5.32%) Big Data
10 31 (5.32%) RDBMS
11 20 (3.43%) MariaDB
12 17 (2.92%) Hadoop
12 17 (2.92%) MongoDB
13 15 (2.57%) Redis
14 8 (1.37%) Presto
15 7 (1.20%) Data Lake
15 7 (1.20%) KDB
15 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database
16 6 (1.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 207 (35.51%) Jenkins
2 194 (33.28%) Git (software)
3 72 (12.35%) JIRA
4 62 (10.63%) Artifactory
4 62 (10.63%) GitLab
5 60 (10.29%) SonarQube
6 55 (9.43%) Bitbucket
6 55 (9.43%) Maven
7 52 (8.92%) JUnit
8 38 (6.52%) Mockito
9 36 (6.17%) RStudio
10 30 (5.15%) DbUnit
10 30 (5.15%) jMock
11 28 (4.80%) Sonatype Nexus
12 24 (4.12%) Travis CI
13 18 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (2.40%) Vagrant
15 13 (2.23%) CircleCI
16 10 (1.72%) Cucumber
16 10 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 150 (25.73%) Finance
2 84 (14.41%) Front Office
3 43 (7.38%) Public Sector
4 22 (3.77%) Retail
5 21 (3.60%) Banking
6 9 (1.54%) Billing
7 6 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.03%) Games
8 5 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 184 (31.56%) Developer
2 147 (25.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 136 (23.33%) AWS Engineer
4 86 (14.75%) Java Developer
5 85 (14.58%) AWS DevOps
6 78 (13.38%) AWS Developer
7 76 (13.04%) Architect
8 61 (10.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 43 (7.38%) Senior Developer
10 38 (6.52%) AWS Architect
10 38 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
11 35 (6.00%) Software Engineer
12 33 (5.66%) Angular Developer
13 31 (5.32%) Lead Developer
14 30 (5.15%) React Developer
15 28 (4.80%) Lead DevOps
16 23 (3.95%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 23 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
16 23 (3.95%) Lead DevOps Engineer
16 23 (3.95%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (31.05%) Web Services
2 76 (13.04%) AngularJS
3 73 (12.52%) React
4 72 (12.35%) J2EE
5 60 (10.29%) RESTful
6 55 (9.43%) Node.js
6 55 (9.43%) Spring
7 45 (7.72%) .NET
8 43 (7.38%) SOAP
9 39 (6.69%) REST
10 35 (6.00%) JSON
11 34 (5.83%) ActiveMQ
12 31 (5.32%) CSS
12 31 (5.32%) Hibernate
13 30 (5.15%) PowerMock
14 28 (4.80%) HTML
15 26 (4.46%) Spring Boot
15 26 (4.46%) Spring Cloud
16 23 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
16 23 (3.95%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.41%) Fixed Income
2 50 (8.58%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 32 (5.49%) Derivative
5 30 (5.15%) Linux Command Line
6 26 (4.46%) Cloud Native
7 22 (3.77%) Public Cloud
8 19 (3.26%) PKI
8 19 (3.26%) Reference Data
9 16 (2.74%) NHS
10 11 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (1.89%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.72%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.54%) Replication
13 8 (1.37%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.20%) e-Learning
14 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.03%) Management Information System
15 6 (1.03%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 208 (35.68%) Linux
2 91 (15.61%) Windows
3 62 (10.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (7.38%) Unix
5 37 (6.35%) Windows Server
6 30 (5.15%) CentOS
7 29 (4.97%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.54%) Debian
8 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.51%) Android
10 3 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.17%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (58.15%) DevOps
2 258 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (23.67%) Software Engineering
4 120 (20.58%) Microservices
5 112 (19.21%) Asset Management
6 110 (18.87%) Open Source
7 109 (18.70%) Configuration Management
7 109 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
8 101 (17.32%) Migration
9 84 (14.41%) Scrum
10 82 (14.07%) TDD
11 61 (10.46%) Infrastructure as Code
12 54 (9.26%) BDD
13 53 (9.09%) Decision-Making
14 47 (8.06%) Kanban
15 39 (6.69%) Deployment Automation
16 36 (6.17%) Mentoring
17 29 (4.97%) Computer Science
17 29 (4.97%) Front End Development
18 26 (4.46%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 241 (41.34%) Java
2 233 (39.97%) Python
3 106 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 96 (16.47%) SQL
5 85 (14.58%) JavaScript
6 45 (7.72%) C#
7 36 (6.17%) PHP
8 35 (6.00%) C++
9 29 (4.97%) PowerShell
10 26 (4.46%) R
10 26 (4.46%) Ruby
11 21 (3.60%) Shell Script
12 19 (3.26%) Java 8
13 15 (2.57%) Scala
14 13 (2.23%) Go
14 13 (2.23%) Groovy
15 11 (1.89%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.72%) Perl
17 7 (1.20%) C
18 6 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (19.73%) Security Cleared
2 103 (17.67%) SC Cleared
3 88 (15.09%) AWS Certification
4 29 (4.97%) Degree
5 16 (2.74%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.54%) RHCE
7 4 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.69%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.51%) MCSA
8 3 (0.51%) MCSE
8 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) CCA
9 2 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.17%) CCNA
10 1 (0.17%) CCNP
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.23%) NCSC
1 13 (2.23%) NIST
2 6 (1.03%) QA
2 6 (1.03%) SLA
3 2 (0.34%) GDPR
3 2 (0.34%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 257 (44.08%) Docker
2 38 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 31 (5.32%) Hyper-V
3 31 (5.32%) Postfix
4 20 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.54%) XenApp
7 8 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.03%) LXC
8 6 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.51%) Xen
10 2 (0.34%) Firmware
10 2 (0.34%) HDFS
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 251 (43.05%) Terraform
2 181 (31.05%) Kubernetes
3 164 (28.13%) Ansible
4 128 (21.96%) Puppet
5 66 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (6.86%) Packer
7 20 (3.43%) Prometheus
7 20 (3.43%) SCCM
8 16 (2.74%) FreeIPA
8 16 (2.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 16 (2.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 15 (2.57%) Grafana
10 11 (1.89%) Consul
10 11 (1.89%) HAProxy
11 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.54%) Istio
13 8 (1.37%) Nagios
14 6 (1.03%) Kibana
15 5 (0.86%) Mesos
16 4 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (8.75%) Splunk
2 36 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.32%) Oracle
4 27 (4.63%) VMware
5 25 (4.29%) Atlassian
6 19 (3.26%) Citrix
6 19 (3.26%) Google
7 17 (2.92%) Black Duck
8 12 (2.06%) New Relic
9 10 (1.72%) Ping Identity
10 9 (1.54%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.37%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.20%) Ivanti
13 6 (1.03%) Cisco
13 6 (1.03%) Dell
13 6 (1.03%) Percona
14 5 (0.86%) hybris
14 5 (0.86%) IBM
14 5 (0.86%) SAP
15 4 (0.69%) Tableau