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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 528 574 595
Rank change year-on-year +46 +21  
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 77 74 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.056%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.75% 0.62% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 28
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £363 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £405
% change year-on-year - +17.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 10319 11953 11975
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.81% 22.21% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6997 8029 7680
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 187 157
Median hourly rate £33.37 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £14.60 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.04 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

Amazon RDS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Amazon RDS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Top 29 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +51 76 £500 +5.26% 29
London +30 57 £500 +5.26% 16
City of London +5 11 £588 +11.90% 5
East of England -5 5 £530 +10.12% 6
South West - 5 £325 -
South East +17 4 £450 - 2
North West +30 3 £494 +11.58% 1
Bristol - 3 - -
Manchester +20 2 £494 - 1
Cambridge +5 2 £505 +3.58% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £505 +3.58% 1
Bath - 2 £325 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £450 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £325 -
Hertfordshire -3 1 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 £550 - 3
Suffolk - 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £363 -
Belfast - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £363 -
Norwich - 1 £550 - 2

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 201 (96.17%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (78.95%) Amazon EC2
3 126 (60.29%) Amazon S3
4 125 (59.81%) DevOps
5 102 (48.80%) Linux
6 95 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (44.02%) Puppet
8 88 (42.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 83 (39.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 75 (35.89%) Docker
11 69 (33.01%) Jenkins
11 69 (33.01%) Python
12 66 (31.58%) Terraform
13 56 (26.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 56 (26.79%) Ansible
13 56 (26.79%) Java
14 55 (26.32%) Web Services
14 55 (26.32%) Route 53
14 55 (26.32%) Bash Shell
15 52 (24.88%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (23.44%) VPN
17 47 (22.49%) nginx
18 45 (21.53%) Windows
19 44 (21.05%) Configuration Management
19 44 (21.05%) CloudFront
19 44 (21.05%) Amazon ELB
20 43 (20.57%) Auto-Scaling
21 42 (20.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
22 41 (19.62%) Opscode Chef
22 41 (19.62%) High Availability

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 47 (22.49%) nginx
2 29 (13.88%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (11.48%) Confluence
4 18 (8.61%) Apache
5 16 (7.66%) Tomcat
6 15 (7.18%) IIS
7 7 (3.35%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.39%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.91%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.44%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.96%) Apache Qpid
12 2 (0.96%) Lightstreamer
12 2 (0.96%) WebORB
13 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.48%) SAS
13 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) SPSS
3 1 (0.48%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.96%) SAP MDG
2 2 (0.96%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 201 (96.17%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (78.95%) Amazon EC2
3 126 (60.29%) Amazon S3
4 88 (42.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 83 (39.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 56 (26.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 55 (26.32%) Route 53
8 44 (21.05%) Amazon ELB
8 44 (21.05%) CloudFront
9 40 (19.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 37 (17.70%) Amazon SQS
11 36 (17.22%) AWS CloudTrail
11 36 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 30 (14.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 27 (12.92%) PaaS
14 25 (11.96%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (5.74%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (4.31%) GitHub
17 7 (3.35%) Amazon Kinesis
18 6 (2.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (23.44%) VPN
2 25 (11.96%) HTTP
3 21 (10.05%) TCP/IP
4 20 (9.57%) Firewall
5 17 (8.13%) SSL
6 12 (5.74%) DNS
7 9 (4.31%) WAN
8 8 (3.83%) Internet
8 8 (3.83%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (3.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (3.35%) MPLS
9 7 (3.35%) VLAN
10 5 (2.39%) Kerberos
10 5 (2.39%) LDAP
10 5 (2.39%) Network Security
10 5 (2.39%) SSH
11 4 (1.91%) DHCP
11 4 (1.91%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (1.91%) OpenVPN
11 4 (1.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 22 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.57%) Amazon Redshift
3 20 (9.57%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (9.09%) MySQL
5 13 (6.22%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.78%) NoSQL
7 9 (4.31%) Big Data
8 7 (3.35%) Apache Hive
8 7 (3.35%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.35%) Redis
8 7 (3.35%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.39%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.96%) HBase
10 2 (0.96%) Impala
10 2 (0.96%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 69 (33.01%) Jenkins
2 38 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 24 (11.48%) JIRA
4 21 (10.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (7.66%) Vagrant
6 13 (6.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (6.22%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.83%) Maven
7 8 (3.83%) Subversion
8 6 (2.87%) SonarQube
8 6 (2.87%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (2.39%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.91%) Ant
10 4 (1.91%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.91%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.91%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.91%) GitLab
10 4 (1.91%) JUnit
10 4 (1.91%) Liquibase
11 2 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 31 (14.83%) Finance
2 7 (3.35%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.91%) Front Office
3 4 (1.91%) Marketing
4 3 (1.44%) Electronics
4 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.44%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.44%) Publishing
4 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.96%) Retail
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (42.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 70 (33.49%) AWS DevOps
3 65 (31.10%) AWS Engineer
4 33 (15.79%) Architect
5 25 (11.96%) Developer
6 20 (9.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 18 (8.61%) AWS Architect
8 14 (6.70%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (6.22%) Consultant
10 12 (5.74%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (5.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 12 (5.74%) Senior DevOps
11 11 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
11 11 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
11 11 (5.26%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.83%) AWS Consultant
13 8 (3.83%) AWS Developer
13 8 (3.83%) DevOps Consultant
13 8 (3.83%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (26.32%) Web Services
2 35 (16.75%) Elastic Stack
3 27 (12.92%) HTML
4 15 (7.18%) .NET
5 14 (6.70%) JSON
6 13 (6.22%) CSS
6 13 (6.22%) Node.js
6 13 (6.22%) REST
7 10 (4.78%) boto
7 10 (4.78%) Django
7 10 (4.78%) HTML5
8 9 (4.31%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (3.83%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (3.35%) Kafka
10 7 (3.35%) Sensu
11 6 (2.87%) XML
12 5 (2.39%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.39%) Java EE
13 4 (1.91%) MCollective
13 4 (1.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.57%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (6.22%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.83%) Clustering
3 8 (3.83%) PKI
4 7 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.87%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.87%) Replication
6 4 (1.91%) BYOD
6 4 (1.91%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.96%) AS400
8 2 (0.96%) iSeries
8 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.96%) User Experience
9 1 (0.48%) CESG
9 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.48%) PMI
9 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 102 (48.80%) Linux
2 45 (21.53%) Windows
3 28 (13.40%) CentOS
4 14 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.74%) Unix
5 12 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.26%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.91%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.96%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.48%) SUSE
10 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (59.81%) DevOps
2 95 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (24.88%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 43 (20.57%) Auto-Scaling
6 41 (19.62%) High Availability
7 36 (17.22%) Microservices
8 30 (14.35%) Load Balancing
9 22 (10.53%) Migration
10 19 (9.09%) Scrum
11 17 (8.13%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (6.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 14 (6.70%) Mentoring
13 13 (6.22%) E-Commerce
13 13 (6.22%) Web Operations
14 12 (5.74%) Open Source
14 12 (5.74%) SOA
15 11 (5.26%) Automated Testing
15 11 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 69 (33.01%) Python
2 56 (26.79%) Java
3 55 (26.32%) Bash Shell
4 36 (17.22%) Ruby
5 31 (14.83%) SQL
6 28 (13.40%) PowerShell
7 21 (10.05%) JavaScript
8 20 (9.57%) PHP
9 19 (9.09%) C#
10 16 (7.66%) Perl
11 6 (2.87%) C
12 4 (1.91%) Groovy
13 3 (1.44%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.44%) Scala
13 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.96%) C++
14 2 (0.96%) ES6
14 2 (0.96%) Go
Qualifications
1 37 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.79%) AWS Certification
3 27 (12.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.87%) CCNA
4 6 (2.87%) CCNP
4 6 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.39%) CCIE
5 5 (2.39%) Degree
5 5 (2.39%) MCSE
5 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.91%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (1.91%) MCITP
6 4 (1.91%) MCP
7 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.48%) CISA
8 1 (0.48%) CISM
8 1 (0.48%) CISSP
8 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.26%) QA
2 5 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.96%) ISO20022
3 2 (0.96%) SLA
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (35.89%) Docker
2 26 (12.44%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.87%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.87%) vCloud
5 6 (2.87%) vSphere
6 4 (1.91%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.91%) Postfix
6 4 (1.91%) Squid
6 4 (1.91%) XenApp
6 4 (1.91%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.96%) Corosync
8 2 (0.96%) LXC
8 2 (0.96%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 92 (44.02%) Puppet
2 66 (31.58%) Terraform
3 56 (26.79%) Ansible
4 41 (19.62%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (11.96%) Kubernetes
6 20 (9.57%) Kibana
7 18 (8.61%) logstash
8 10 (4.78%) Salt
9 9 (4.31%) Graphite
10 8 (3.83%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (3.83%) StatsD
11 6 (2.87%) Packer
12 5 (2.39%) collectd
12 5 (2.39%) Rancher
12 5 (2.39%) SELinux
13 4 (1.91%) AppDNA
13 4 (1.91%) EdgeSight
13 4 (1.91%) Nagios
13 4 (1.91%) Rsyslog
13 4 (1.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (14.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.09%) SaltStack
2 19 (9.09%) VMware
3 18 (8.61%) New Relic
4 12 (5.74%) Atlassian
5 11 (5.26%) Oracle
6 10 (4.78%) Cisco
7 9 (4.31%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.35%) Rackspace
9 6 (2.87%) Citrix
9 6 (2.87%) SAP
10 5 (2.39%) Trend Micro
11 4 (1.91%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.91%) Sonatype
12 3 (1.44%) Assembla
12 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.96%) Adobe
13 2 (0.96%) Embarcadero
13 2 (0.96%) Informatica
13 2 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
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