Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 633 726 810
Rank change year-on-year +93 +84 -40
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 226 173 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.070%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.04% 0.72% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 132 58
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +12.98% +7.88%
10th Percentile £366 £363 £348
90th Percentile £588 £625 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £465
% change year-on-year +1.12% -4.30% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £24.49 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.79% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 21684 24051 26288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.62% 22.21% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14429 16113 17099
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 381 381
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +3.64% -
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.01 £28.13
% change year-on-year +8.57% +3.16% -0.44%

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 22 August 2017.

Contractor daily 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 22 August 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 +108 225 £500 +2.56% 43
London +30 138 £525 +1.20% 26
UK excluding London +105 87 £450 +1.12% 17
South East +46 28 £450 +12.50% 8
South West +27 26 £450 +38.46% 2
West Midlands +52 14 £450 - 3
Midlands +30 14 £450 +12.50% 3
North of England +52 11 £506 +15.71% 3
North West +31 10 £506 +15.71% 1
East of England -18 7 £475 -1.30% 1
East Midlands -16 3 £475 +18.75%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 221 (97.79%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (61.50%) Amazon EC2
3 121 (53.54%) DevOps
4 118 (52.21%) Linux
5 116 (51.33%) Amazon S3
6 106 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (44.25%) Jenkins
8 96 (42.48%) Docker
9 81 (35.84%) Puppet
10 79 (34.96%) Python
11 74 (32.74%) Git (software)
12 73 (32.30%) Java
12 73 (32.30%) Terraform
13 71 (31.42%) Ansible
14 66 (29.20%) AWS CloudFormation
15 64 (28.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 64 (28.32%) Bash Shell
16 60 (26.55%) Amazon ELB
16 60 (26.55%) Continuous Integration
16 60 (26.55%) PostgreSQL
17 57 (25.22%) Configuration Management
18 51 (22.57%) Continuous Delivery
18 51 (22.57%) Elastic Stack
19 49 (21.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 48 (21.24%) Scrum
21 47 (20.80%) JIRA
21 47 (20.80%) SQL
22 44 (19.47%) Kubernetes
23 42 (18.58%) Microservices
24 41 (18.14%) REST

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 (16.81%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (14.16%) Confluence
3 29 (12.83%) Apache
4 28 (12.39%) Tomcat
5 19 (8.41%) nginx
6 8 (3.54%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.21%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (2.21%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.77%) IIS
8 4 (1.77%) JBoss
8 4 (1.77%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.33%) Luigi
9 3 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.33%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.44%) Lightstreamer
10 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.44%) WebORB
Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) HipChat
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.42%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 221 (97.79%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (61.50%) Amazon EC2
3 116 (51.33%) Amazon S3
4 66 (29.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 64 (28.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 60 (26.55%) Amazon ELB
7 49 (21.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 40 (17.70%) AWS Lambda
9 34 (15.04%) Amazon SQS
10 33 (14.60%) Route 53
11 23 (10.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 23 (10.18%) CloudFront
11 23 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (7.96%) GitHub
13 17 (7.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 12 (5.31%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (3.98%) Amazon EMR
15 9 (3.98%) PaaS
16 7 (3.10%) AWS CloudTrail
17 6 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.26%) HTTP
2 26 (11.50%) DNS
3 20 (8.85%) OpenLDAP
4 18 (7.96%) TCP/IP
5 17 (7.52%) OpenVPN
5 17 (7.52%) SSH
6 11 (4.87%) DSL
7 10 (4.42%) Firewall
8 9 (3.98%) SSL
8 9 (3.98%) VPN
9 4 (1.77%) ICMP
9 4 (1.77%) Network Security
10 3 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.88%) Internet
11 2 (0.88%) LDAP
11 2 (0.88%) Skype
12 1 (0.44%) DHCP
12 1 (0.44%) LAN
12 1 (0.44%) SMTP
12 1 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (26.55%) PostgreSQL
2 41 (18.14%) MySQL
3 36 (15.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 35 (15.49%) SQL Server
5 29 (12.83%) Hadoop
6 26 (11.50%) MongoDB
7 25 (11.06%) NoSQL
8 23 (10.18%) Relational Database
9 20 (8.85%) HBase
10 15 (6.64%) Big Data
11 14 (6.19%) Amazon Redshift
11 14 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (3.54%) IBM InfoSphere
12 8 (3.54%) Redis
13 7 (3.10%) RDBMS
13 7 (3.10%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (2.65%) Oracle Database
15 4 (1.77%) Apache Hive
16 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 100 (44.25%) Jenkins
2 74 (32.74%) Git (software)
3 47 (20.80%) JIRA
4 29 (12.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 26 (11.50%) Maven
6 24 (10.62%) Bitbucket
7 22 (9.73%) Ant
8 20 (8.85%) Artifactory
8 20 (8.85%) Liquibase
9 19 (8.41%) SonarQube
10 18 (7.96%) JUnit
11 13 (5.75%) Cucumber
12 11 (4.87%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (3.98%) GitLab
14 8 (3.54%) TeamCity
14 8 (3.54%) Vagrant
15 7 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (3.10%) IntelliJ
15 7 (3.10%) Subversion
16 6 (2.65%) NUnit
General
1 20 (8.85%) Finance
2 11 (4.87%) Publishing
3 6 (2.65%) Front Office
4 5 (2.21%) Marketing
5 4 (1.77%) Games
5 4 (1.77%) Retail
6 3 (1.33%) Advertising
7 2 (0.88%) Automotive
7 2 (0.88%) Local Government
7 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.44%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (38.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (23.89%) Developer
3 51 (22.57%) AWS DevOps
3 51 (22.57%) AWS Engineer
4 43 (19.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 28 (12.39%) Architect
6 17 (7.52%) AWS Developer
7 16 (7.08%) AWS Architect
7 16 (7.08%) Consultant
8 13 (5.75%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (4.87%) Cloud Architect
10 9 (3.98%) .NET Developer
10 9 (3.98%) Node.js Developer
11 8 (3.54%) DevOps Architect
12 7 (3.10%) AWS Consultant
12 7 (3.10%) WebOps Engineer
13 6 (2.65%) Automation Engineer
13 6 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.65%) Java Developer
13 6 (2.65%) Senior WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (22.57%) Elastic Stack
2 41 (18.14%) REST
3 38 (16.81%) Web Services
4 23 (10.18%) Node.js
5 22 (9.73%) .NET
6 17 (7.52%) MCollective
7 13 (5.75%) jQuery
8 12 (5.31%) RESTful
9 10 (4.42%) CSS
9 10 (4.42%) HTML
9 10 (4.42%) LAMP
9 10 (4.42%) LEMP Stack
9 10 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (4.42%) React
10 8 (3.54%) Apache Camel
10 8 (3.54%) Spring
10 8 (3.54%) Spring Boot
11 7 (3.10%) Kafka
12 6 (2.65%) .NET Core
12 6 (2.65%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.50%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (4.42%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.10%) User Experience
5 5 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.21%) Semantic Web
6 4 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.33%) Clustering
8 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.88%) AS400
8 2 (0.88%) Fintech
8 2 (0.88%) iSeries
8 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.88%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.88%) Social Network
9 1 (0.44%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.44%) Online Games
9 1 (0.44%) RIA
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 118 (52.21%) Linux
2 26 (11.50%) Windows
3 25 (11.06%) CentOS
4 9 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.98%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.21%) Debian
6 4 (1.77%) CoreOS
7 3 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.88%) Unix
9 1 (0.44%) Android
9 1 (0.44%) VMS
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (53.54%) DevOps
2 106 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (26.55%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (25.22%) Configuration Management
5 51 (22.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 48 (21.24%) Scrum
7 42 (18.58%) Microservices
8 37 (16.37%) Coaching
9 36 (15.93%) Migration
10 27 (11.95%) Load Balancing
11 26 (11.50%) Open Source
12 25 (11.06%) Kanban
13 20 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (7.96%) Data Modelling
15 17 (7.52%) Service Management
15 17 (7.52%) Test Automation
16 16 (7.08%) Mentoring
17 15 (6.64%) Analytics
18 13 (5.75%) Auto-Scaling
19 12 (5.31%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 79 (34.96%) Python
2 73 (32.30%) Java
3 64 (28.32%) Bash Shell
4 47 (20.80%) SQL
5 31 (13.72%) Ruby
6 19 (8.41%) Groovy
7 15 (6.64%) PHP
8 14 (6.19%) JavaScript
9 13 (5.75%) Perl
9 13 (5.75%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.54%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.65%) Bourne shell
11 6 (2.65%) C#
11 6 (2.65%) Go
11 6 (2.65%) Korn
11 6 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.21%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.77%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (0.88%) Scala
14 2 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (16.37%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.60%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.31%) AWS Certification
4 6 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.88%) Degree
5 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.44%) MCP
6 1 (0.44%) MCSA
6 1 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.54%) QA
2 3 (1.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.44%) GCP
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 96 (42.48%) Docker
2 20 (8.85%) Squid
2 20 (8.85%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (8.41%) vCloud
4 17 (7.52%) Postfix
5 7 (3.10%) Active Directory
6 5 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (1.33%) HDFS
8 2 (0.88%) Corosync
8 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.88%) vSphere
9 1 (0.44%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.44%) iptables
9 1 (0.44%) KVM
9 1 (0.44%) LXC
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.44%) NFS
9 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 81 (35.84%) Puppet
2 73 (32.30%) Terraform
3 71 (31.42%) Ansible
4 44 (19.47%) Kubernetes
5 37 (16.37%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (15.49%) Kibana
7 33 (14.60%) logstash
8 23 (10.18%) ZABBIX
9 20 (8.85%) Sysdig
10 19 (8.41%) Docker Swarm
11 17 (7.52%) Graphite
11 17 (7.52%) Rancher
11 17 (7.52%) Rsyslog
12 12 (5.31%) Packer
13 10 (4.42%) Consul
14 8 (3.54%) Salt
15 7 (3.10%) StatsD
16 6 (2.65%) collectd
17 4 (1.77%) Grafana
17 4 (1.77%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 35 (15.49%) Oracle
2 24 (10.62%) VMware
3 19 (8.41%) Microsoft
4 18 (7.96%) Sonatype
5 11 (4.87%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.98%) Cloudera
7 8 (3.54%) Google
7 8 (3.54%) SaltStack
8 6 (2.65%) Rackspace
9 4 (1.77%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.77%) New Relic
10 3 (1.33%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.33%) ForgeRock
10 3 (1.33%) hybris
10 3 (1.33%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.33%) Splunk
11 2 (0.88%) Cisco
12 1 (0.44%) HP
12 1 (0.44%) IBM
12 1 (0.44%) Juniper