Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 333 296 354
Rank change year-on-year -37 +58 +148
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 654 249 595
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.81% 0.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.65% 3.53% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 179 370
10th Percentile £425 £396 £380
25th Percentile £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £518
Median % change year-on-year - +6.28% -1.43%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £713 £648 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £70.00 £40.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +75.00% +150.00% -50.00%
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 17,942 7,053 18,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.39% 22.85% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,569 4,822 12,937
10th Percentile £350 £313 £320
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £496 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.79% +4.47% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 118 248
10th Percentile £15.66 £12.63 £11.22
25th Percentile £23.19 £17.47 £16.67
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +2.35%
75th Percentile £58.05 £42.00 £48.85
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.22 £27.94
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.91% +7.46%

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 18 October 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 15 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 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 -37 545 £550 - 175
London -24 394 £550 - 83
Work from Home -92 218 £525 +3.45% 42
UK excluding London -118 136 £500 - 105
South East -70 30 £625 +25.00% 20
Midlands -57 25 £495 -10.00% 29
North of England -80 25 £518 +9.52% 20
West Midlands -45 23 £498 -9.55% 23
Scotland -54 23 £488 -2.50% 9
East of England -43 19 £495 -12.78% 13
North West -57 14 £510 +25.93% 11
South West -58 14 £425 -15.42% 10
Yorkshire -45 10 £525 +5.00% 6
North East -18 1 - - 3
Wales -28 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 623 (95.26%) AWS
2 389 (59.48%) Amazon S3
3 335 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 335 (51.22%) Terraform
4 327 (50.00%) Serverless
5 307 (46.94%) AWS Lambda
6 303 (46.33%) Docker
7 292 (44.65%) Kubernetes
8 267 (40.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 244 (37.31%) Software Engineering
10 234 (35.78%) JavaScript
11 230 (35.17%) Amazon SQS
12 228 (34.86%) Finance
13 226 (34.56%) Web Services
14 219 (33.49%) React
15 213 (32.57%) Node.js
16 207 (31.65%) TypeScript
16 207 (31.65%) Full Stack Development
17 203 (31.04%) AWS Step Functions
18 200 (30.58%) DevOps
19 191 (29.20%) Amazon EC2
20 190 (29.05%) Front Office
20 190 (29.05%) Asset Management
21 187 (28.59%) Investment Management
21 187 (28.59%) Material-UI
22 182 (27.83%) Python
23 139 (21.25%) Java
24 113 (17.28%) SQL
25 108 (16.51%) PostgreSQL
26 105 (16.06%) 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 58 (8.87%) Confluence
2 49 (7.49%) Apache Spark
3 32 (4.89%) Apache
4 31 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (3.36%) Apache Airflow
6 11 (1.68%) Luigi
6 11 (1.68%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.53%) nginx
7 10 (1.53%) SAS
7 10 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.38%) Apache Pig
9 8 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.46%) CMS
11 3 (0.46%) Moodle
11 3 (0.46%) Mule
12 2 (0.31%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.15%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (1.83%) Cloudability
2 4 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.15%) Aligne
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 623 (95.26%) AWS
2 389 (59.48%) Amazon S3
3 327 (50.00%) Serverless
4 307 (46.94%) AWS Lambda
5 230 (35.17%) Amazon SQS
6 203 (31.04%) AWS Step Functions
7 191 (29.20%) Amazon EC2
8 105 (16.06%) Azure
9 97 (14.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 92 (14.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 77 (11.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 56 (8.56%) Route 53
13 52 (7.95%) Amazon ECS
14 49 (7.49%) Amazon EKS
15 41 (6.27%) CloudFront
15 41 (6.27%) GitHub
16 34 (5.20%) Amazon ELB
17 33 (5.05%) AWS CloudTrail
18 32 (4.89%) GCP
19 29 (4.43%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.98%) DNS
2 24 (3.67%) Firewall
3 23 (3.52%) SSL
4 13 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.83%) VPN
6 9 (1.38%) Internet
7 7 (1.07%) HTTP
7 7 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.92%) MQTT
9 5 (0.76%) DSL
10 4 (0.61%) FTP
10 4 (0.61%) SD-WAN
10 4 (0.61%) tcpdump
11 3 (0.46%) IPv4
12 1 (0.15%) DHCP
12 1 (0.15%) Intranet
12 1 (0.15%) IPsec
12 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.15%) SAN
12 1 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (40.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 108 (16.51%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (9.63%) Amazon Redshift
5 61 (9.33%) MySQL
6 50 (7.65%) NoSQL
7 49 (7.49%) Hadoop
8 42 (6.42%) Oracle Database
9 39 (5.96%) Big Data
9 39 (5.96%) SQL Server
10 32 (4.89%) Amazon Aurora
11 29 (4.43%) Amazon Athena
12 28 (4.28%) Power BI
13 27 (4.13%) Data Lake
14 26 (3.98%) Relational Database
15 21 (3.21%) Pentaho
16 17 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (1.99%) Apache Hive
17 13 (1.99%) RDBMS
18 11 (1.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 95 (14.53%) Jenkins
2 72 (11.01%) Git (software)
3 69 (10.55%) JIRA
4 32 (4.89%) GitLab
5 30 (4.59%) Bitbucket
6 29 (4.43%) Artifactory
7 15 (2.29%) Maven
7 15 (2.29%) SonarQube
8 12 (1.83%) Terragrunt
9 8 (1.22%) Locust
10 7 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.92%) Cypress.io
11 6 (0.92%) Gradle
11 6 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.92%) Selenium
12 5 (0.76%) git-flow
13 4 (0.61%) ERwin
13 4 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.61%) Postman
13 4 (0.61%) PowerDesigner
General
1 228 (34.86%) Finance
2 190 (29.05%) Front Office
3 72 (11.01%) Social Skills
4 41 (6.27%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (1.99%) Billing
7 10 (1.53%) Banking
8 9 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (0.92%) Retail
10 5 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (0.61%) Law
11 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.46%) Advertising
12 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.46%) Games
12 3 (0.46%) Legal
12 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 199 (30.43%) Developer
2 156 (23.85%) AWS Engineer
3 143 (21.87%) Software Engineer
4 130 (19.88%) React Developer
5 121 (18.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 76 (11.62%) AWS Developer
7 66 (10.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 64 (9.79%) AWS DevOps
8 64 (9.79%) AWS Software Engineer
9 62 (9.48%) Architect
10 61 (9.33%) JavaScript Engineer
11 60 (9.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 52 (7.95%) Data Engineer
13 51 (7.80%) Full Stack Developer
14 49 (7.49%) Node.js Developer
15 47 (7.19%) JavaScript Developer
16 29 (4.43%) AWS Architect
17 26 (3.98%) Consultant
18 20 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
19 16 (2.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (34.56%) Web Services
2 219 (33.49%) React
3 213 (32.57%) Node.js
4 187 (28.59%) Material-UI
5 66 (10.09%) Kafka
6 45 (6.88%) Spring
7 34 (5.20%) REST
7 34 (5.20%) Spring Boot
8 28 (4.28%) AngularJS
9 25 (3.82%) .NET
10 20 (3.06%) RESTful
11 19 (2.91%) GraphQL
12 17 (2.60%) Elastic Stack
12 17 (2.60%) HTML
13 16 (2.45%) CSS
13 16 (2.45%) JSON
14 13 (1.99%) Swagger
15 12 (1.83%) Spark Streaming
16 11 (1.68%) Middleware
17 9 (1.38%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.74%) Cloud Native
2 23 (3.52%) Data Centre
3 13 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (1.99%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.83%) Legacy Applications
4 12 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (1.53%) User Experience
6 9 (1.38%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.38%) Replication
7 7 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.07%) Public Cloud
8 6 (0.92%) Algorithms
8 6 (0.92%) NHS
9 5 (0.76%) Clustering
10 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.61%) Life Science
10 4 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.46%) Cybercrime
11 3 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (14.22%) Linux
2 59 (9.02%) Windows
3 31 (4.74%) Unix
4 28 (4.28%) Windows Server
5 27 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.14%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.68%) Android
9 9 (1.38%) CentOS
9 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.92%) Debian
12 4 (0.61%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.46%) AIX
14 2 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.31%) VMS
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (37.31%) Software Engineering
3 207 (31.65%) Full Stack Development
4 200 (30.58%) DevOps
5 190 (29.05%) Asset Management
6 187 (28.59%) Investment Management
7 76 (11.62%) Microservices
8 70 (10.70%) Analytics
8 70 (10.70%) Infrastructure as Code
9 65 (9.94%) Migration
10 50 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (7.65%) ETL
11 49 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (7.03%) Scrum
13 39 (5.96%) Data Pipeline
14 38 (5.81%) Data Engineering
15 36 (5.50%) Data Modelling
16 35 (5.35%) Configuration Management
16 35 (5.35%) Test Automation
17 34 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 234 (35.78%) JavaScript
2 207 (31.65%) TypeScript
3 182 (27.83%) Python
4 139 (21.25%) Java
5 113 (17.28%) SQL
6 49 (7.49%) Bash Shell
7 35 (5.35%) PowerShell
8 28 (4.28%) C#
9 26 (3.98%) Groovy
10 24 (3.67%) Scala
11 23 (3.52%) PL/SQL
12 17 (2.60%) PHP
12 17 (2.60%) Shell Script
13 15 (2.29%) Go
14 12 (1.83%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.68%) Ruby
16 10 (1.53%) HiveQL
17 9 (1.38%) Perl
17 9 (1.38%) R
18 7 (1.07%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 91 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 58 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.67%) AWS Certification
4 15 (2.29%) Degree
5 11 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.07%) CISSP
9 4 (0.61%) CISA
9 4 (0.61%) CRISC
9 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.46%) MCSA
11 2 (0.31%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.31%) MCITP
11 2 (0.31%) MCSE
12 1 (0.15%) CCA
12 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.15%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.15%) HND
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.75%) QA
2 9 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.76%) NIST
4 4 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.61%) GDPR
5 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.46%) NIST 800
5 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.46%) SLA
6 2 (0.31%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.31%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.15%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) IFRS
7 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 303 (46.33%) Docker
2 38 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 15 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (1.68%) HDFS
5 10 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.15%) Varnish
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.15%) XenApp
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.15%) zsh
Systems Management
1 335 (51.22%) Terraform
2 292 (44.65%) Kubernetes
3 86 (13.15%) Ansible
4 37 (5.66%) Puppet
5 29 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.21%) Grafana
6 21 (3.21%) Prometheus
7 18 (2.75%) Rancher
8 14 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (1.83%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 7 (1.07%) Kibana
10 7 (1.07%) Kubeflow
10 7 (1.07%) SCCM
11 5 (0.76%) Packer
12 4 (0.61%) Sysdig
13 3 (0.46%) Istio
13 3 (0.46%) logstash
13 3 (0.46%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.31%) Kustomize
14 2 (0.31%) Opsview
Vendors
1 71 (10.86%) Oracle
2 62 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.81%) Informatica
4 24 (3.67%) Splunk
5 23 (3.52%) Atlassian
6 16 (2.45%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.29%) Cloudera
8 14 (2.14%) Google
8 14 (2.14%) SAP
9 13 (1.99%) VMware
10 12 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.83%) Talend
11 9 (1.38%) MuleSoft
12 8 (1.22%) Citrix
12 8 (1.22%) Dynatrace
13 6 (0.92%) Databricks
13 6 (0.92%) PagerDuty
14 5 (0.76%) Veracode
15 4 (0.61%) BiZZdesign
15 4 (0.61%) TIBCO