Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 687 800
Rank change year-on-year +144 +113 +22
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 358 205 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.19% 0.084%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.57% 0.86% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 152 57
UK median daily rate £500 £515 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +14.44% +20.00%
10th Percentile £385 £388 £356
90th Percentile £609 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £483
% change year-on-year - -6.78% +35.51%
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 22743 23781 26457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.06% 22.59% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15551 15761 17432
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 370 412
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -0.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.18 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.44 £52.02 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.08% +29.13%

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 November 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 23 November 2017.

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 November 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 +150 353 £500 -2.91% 43
London +45 225 £525 - 23
UK excluding London +119 129 £450 - 20
South West +31 42 £450 -10.00% 6
South East +30 36 £450 - 3
Midlands +41 28 £450 +12.50%
West Midlands +55 26 £450 -
East of England -13 11 £525 +23.53% 7
North of England +64 10 £450 - 4
North West +24 8 £475 -5.00%
East Midlands -12 3 £475 +18.75%
Scotland -2 2 - -
Yorkshire +21 1 - - 3
North East - 1 £115 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 351 (98.04%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (62.01%) Amazon EC2
3 206 (57.54%) DevOps
4 192 (53.63%) Linux
5 181 (50.56%) Amazon S3
6 177 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
7 168 (46.93%) Jenkins
8 162 (45.25%) Docker
8 162 (45.25%) Python
9 141 (39.39%) Ansible
9 141 (39.39%) Configuration Management
10 134 (37.43%) Git (software)
11 133 (37.15%) Terraform
12 129 (36.03%) Puppet
13 125 (34.92%) Java
14 106 (29.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 96 (26.82%) Bash Shell
16 92 (25.70%) Route 53
17 89 (24.86%) Amazon ELB
18 88 (24.58%) Opscode Chef
19 85 (23.74%) AWS CloudFormation
19 85 (23.74%) Continuous Integration
20 84 (23.46%) AWS Lambda
20 84 (23.46%) Serverless
21 79 (22.07%) JIRA
22 77 (21.51%) SQL
23 67 (18.72%) MySQL
24 66 (18.44%) PostgreSQL
24 66 (18.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
25 65 (18.16%) Web Services

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 53 (14.80%) Confluence
2 44 (12.29%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (11.45%) Tomcat
4 38 (10.61%) Apache
5 24 (6.70%) nginx
6 18 (5.03%) Apache Spark
7 11 (3.07%) IIS
8 10 (2.79%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (2.79%) JBoss
9 9 (2.51%) Jetty
10 6 (1.68%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.12%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.12%) Luigi
11 4 (1.12%) Mongrel
11 4 (1.12%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.84%) CMS
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.84%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 351 (98.04%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (62.01%) Amazon EC2
3 181 (50.56%) Amazon S3
4 106 (29.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 92 (25.70%) Route 53
6 89 (24.86%) Amazon ELB
7 85 (23.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 84 (23.46%) AWS Lambda
8 84 (23.46%) Serverless
9 66 (18.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 54 (15.08%) GitHub
11 43 (12.01%) Amazon SQS
12 40 (11.17%) CloudFront
13 35 (9.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 31 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
15 25 (6.98%) Amazon EMR
16 22 (6.15%) Amazon Kinesis
17 18 (5.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 17 (4.75%) SaaS
19 16 (4.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 61 (17.04%) TCP/IP
2 59 (16.48%) HTTP
3 51 (14.25%) DNS
4 35 (9.78%) Firewall
5 17 (4.75%) VPN
6 16 (4.47%) OpenLDAP
6 16 (4.47%) OpenVPN
6 16 (4.47%) SSH
6 16 (4.47%) SSL
7 12 (3.35%) DSL
7 12 (3.35%) ICMP
8 7 (1.96%) DHCP
9 5 (1.40%) Network Security
9 5 (1.40%) SAN
10 4 (1.12%) FTP
10 4 (1.12%) Internet
10 4 (1.12%) IPsec
10 4 (1.12%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.84%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (18.72%) MySQL
2 66 (18.44%) PostgreSQL
3 59 (16.48%) SQL Server
4 49 (13.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 48 (13.41%) NoSQL
6 41 (11.45%) Hadoop
7 40 (11.17%) MongoDB
8 38 (10.61%) Relational Database
9 31 (8.66%) Amazon Redshift
9 31 (8.66%) HBase
10 28 (7.82%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (6.15%) Big Data
12 16 (4.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (4.19%) Power BI
14 13 (3.63%) RDBMS
15 10 (2.79%) Apache Hive
15 10 (2.79%) BigQuery
16 9 (2.51%) Oracle Database
17 8 (2.23%) IBM InfoSphere
18 7 (1.96%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 168 (46.93%) Jenkins
2 134 (37.43%) Git (software)
3 79 (22.07%) JIRA
4 49 (13.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 42 (11.73%) Artifactory
6 36 (10.06%) Maven
7 28 (7.82%) Bitbucket
8 19 (5.31%) JUnit
8 19 (5.31%) SonarQube
9 18 (5.03%) Liquibase
10 17 (4.75%) Ant
11 15 (4.19%) Cucumber
12 14 (3.91%) Subversion
13 13 (3.63%) GitLab
13 13 (3.63%) Vagrant
13 13 (3.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 11 (3.07%) Oracle Forms
15 9 (2.51%) TeamCity
16 8 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (2.23%) IntelliJ
General
1 36 (10.06%) Finance
2 12 (3.35%) Publishing
3 10 (2.79%) Front Office
4 8 (2.23%) Retail
5 6 (1.68%) Marketing
6 4 (1.12%) Games
6 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Automotive
7 3 (0.84%) Banking
7 3 (0.84%) Local Government
8 2 (0.56%) Electronics
8 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 155 (43.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 94 (26.26%) AWS Engineer
3 87 (24.30%) AWS DevOps
4 79 (22.07%) Developer
5 72 (20.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 35 (9.78%) Architect
7 32 (8.94%) AWS Developer
8 25 (6.98%) Cloud Engineer
9 19 (5.31%) AWS Architect
10 16 (4.47%) Consultant
11 15 (4.19%) WebOps Engineer
12 13 (3.63%) Automation Engineer
12 13 (3.63%) DevOps Architect
12 13 (3.63%) DevOps Developer
12 13 (3.63%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.35%) Automation Developer
13 12 (3.35%) Cloud Architect
13 12 (3.35%) Data Engineer
14 11 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
14 11 (3.07%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (18.16%) Web Services
2 59 (16.48%) Elastic Stack
3 54 (15.08%) Node.js
4 41 (11.45%) REST
5 27 (7.54%) .NET
6 19 (5.31%) JSON
7 18 (5.03%) Kafka
8 17 (4.75%) jQuery
9 16 (4.47%) MCollective
9 16 (4.47%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (4.19%) YAML
11 14 (3.91%) React
11 14 (3.91%) RESTful
11 14 (3.91%) Spring
12 12 (3.35%) LEMP Stack
13 11 (3.07%) Sensu
14 10 (2.79%) LAMP
15 9 (2.51%) CSS
15 9 (2.51%) HTML
15 9 (2.51%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.54%) Linux Command Line
2 22 (6.15%) Public Cloud
3 17 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.79%) Fintech
5 7 (1.96%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.68%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.40%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.40%) Semantic Web
8 4 (1.12%) PKI
9 3 (0.84%) Clustering
9 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.84%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.56%) CESG
10 2 (0.56%) RIA
10 2 (0.56%) Smart Home
10 2 (0.56%) User Experience
10 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.28%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 192 (53.63%) Linux
2 36 (10.06%) Windows
3 31 (8.66%) CentOS
4 28 (7.82%) Windows Server
5 26 (7.26%) Unix
6 23 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (4.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.51%) Debian
9 6 (1.68%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.12%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.84%) DC/OS
11 3 (0.84%) VMS
12 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (57.54%) DevOps
2 177 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (39.39%) Configuration Management
4 85 (23.74%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (16.76%) Continuous Delivery
6 58 (16.20%) Scrum
7 52 (14.53%) Migration
8 47 (13.13%) Open Source
9 40 (11.17%) Coaching
10 38 (10.61%) Microservices
11 34 (9.50%) Load Balancing
12 33 (9.22%) Test Automation
13 31 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (8.38%) Mentoring
15 29 (8.10%) Analytics
15 29 (8.10%) Kanban
16 28 (7.82%) ETL
17 24 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (6.42%) Data Modelling
19 21 (5.87%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 162 (45.25%) Python
2 125 (34.92%) Java
3 96 (26.82%) Bash Shell
4 77 (21.51%) SQL
5 54 (15.08%) Ruby
6 32 (8.94%) JavaScript
7 23 (6.42%) PHP
8 20 (5.59%) Groovy
9 18 (5.03%) Perl
10 16 (4.47%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.91%) Go
12 11 (3.07%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.79%) Bourne shell
13 10 (2.79%) Korn
14 9 (2.51%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.68%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.40%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (1.12%) C#
18 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 61 (17.04%) Security Cleared
2 52 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.47%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.96%) Degree
5 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.56%) MCSA
9 2 (0.56%) MCSE
10 1 (0.28%) CCA
10 1 (0.28%) CCNA
10 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.28%) MCITP
10 1 (0.28%) MCP
10 1 (0.28%) MCTS
10 1 (0.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.96%) QA
2 3 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) GCP
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 162 (45.25%) Docker
2 23 (6.42%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (5.87%) Active Directory
4 16 (4.47%) Postfix
4 16 (4.47%) Squid
4 16 (4.47%) vCloud
5 8 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.68%) VirtualBox
6 6 (1.68%) Xen
7 4 (1.12%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.84%) HDFS
9 2 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.56%) Firmware
9 2 (0.56%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.28%) BIND 9
10 1 (0.28%) iptables
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.28%) NFS
10 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 141 (39.39%) Ansible
2 133 (37.15%) Terraform
3 129 (36.03%) Puppet
4 88 (24.58%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (16.76%) Kubernetes
6 31 (8.66%) Kibana
6 31 (8.66%) logstash
7 22 (6.15%) ZABBIX
8 18 (5.03%) Packer
9 17 (4.75%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (4.47%) Rancher
10 16 (4.47%) Rsyslog
10 16 (4.47%) Sysdig
11 15 (4.19%) WSUS
12 14 (3.91%) Graphite
12 14 (3.91%) Salt
13 12 (3.35%) Consul
14 10 (2.79%) collectd
14 10 (2.79%) StatsD
15 9 (2.51%) Mesos
Vendors
1 47 (13.13%) Oracle
2 37 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 29 (8.10%) VMware
4 22 (6.15%) Google
5 20 (5.59%) Atlassian
6 19 (5.31%) Sonatype
7 12 (3.35%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.35%) SaltStack
8 11 (3.07%) Rackspace
9 10 (2.79%) Cloudera
9 10 (2.79%) Splunk
10 9 (2.51%) New Relic
11 5 (1.40%) Tableau
12 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.12%) Talend
13 3 (0.84%) hybris
13 3 (0.84%) Omniture
13 3 (0.84%) Remedy
13 3 (0.84%) SAP
13 3 (0.84%) ServiceNow