Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 350 387 512
Rank change year-on-year +37 +125 +129
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 391 637 415
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.66% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.10% 2.95% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 370 267
Median daily rate £550 £500 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.98% +7.50%
10th Percentile £425 £388 £367
90th Percentile £763 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £521 £475 £483
% change year-on-year +9.74% -1.55% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 12,610 21,575 22,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.82% 22.29% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,241 14,819 15,569
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £320 £321 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £411
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.41% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 254 248
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.19% +24.55%
10th Percentile £14.76 £14.02 £14.54
90th Percentile £54.13 £57.50 £53.15
Median hourly rate £25.60 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% -6.67% +48.84%

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 9 April 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Amazon RDS over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Top 16 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 9 April 2020. 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 +39 383 £550 +8.64% 66
London +51 247 £550 - 40
UK excluding London +44 140 £521 +9.74% 30
Midlands +83 46 £475 +5.56% 6
North of England +51 45 £575 +33.72% 5
West Midlands +88 40 £481 +6.94% 6
North West +37 21 £550 +69.23% 3
North East +40 17 £900 +140.00%
South East +61 16 £500 +5.26% 12
East of England +19 16 £600 +33.33% 3
South West 0 14 £525 -
Work from Home -6 11 £550 +10.00% 7
Yorkshire +46 7 £525 +5.00% 2
East Midlands +36 6 £448 -18.64%
Scotland +14 3 £700 +27.27% 2
Wales - 2 £500 - 2

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 375 (95.91%) AWS
2 275 (70.33%) Amazon EC2
3 211 (53.96%) Amazon S3
4 203 (51.92%) Python
5 194 (49.62%) DevOps
6 190 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
7 182 (46.55%) Java
8 171 (43.73%) Web Services
9 166 (42.46%) Serverless
10 159 (40.66%) AWS Lambda
11 148 (37.85%) Docker
12 147 (37.60%) Finance
13 146 (37.34%) Jenkins
14 142 (36.32%) Amazon SQS
15 130 (33.25%) Terraform
16 128 (32.74%) Kubernetes
17 122 (31.20%) Software Engineering
18 111 (28.39%) AWS CloudFormation
19 109 (27.88%) Asset Management
20 104 (26.60%) Linux
21 101 (25.83%) Microservices
22 98 (25.06%) PostgreSQL
23 95 (24.30%) Fixed Income
24 94 (24.04%) SQL
24 94 (24.04%) Front Office
24 94 (24.04%) Git (software)
25 90 (23.02%) Amazon Redshift
25 90 (23.02%) Amazon ECS
26 87 (22.25%) R
27 86 (21.99%) Continuous Integration

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 27 (6.91%) Apache Spark
2 26 (6.65%) Confluence
3 24 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (3.58%) Apache
5 10 (2.56%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.05%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (1.28%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.28%) nginx
8 3 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.51%) IIS
9 2 (0.51%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.51%) SAS
9 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.26%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.26%) Luigi
Applications
1 8 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.26%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) FINCAD Analytics
1 3 (0.77%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 375 (95.91%) AWS
2 275 (70.33%) Amazon EC2
3 211 (53.96%) Amazon S3
4 166 (42.46%) Serverless
5 159 (40.66%) AWS Lambda
6 142 (36.32%) Amazon SQS
7 111 (28.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 90 (23.02%) Amazon ECS
9 73 (18.67%) OpenShift
10 57 (14.58%) Route 53
10 57 (14.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 54 (13.81%) Azure
12 38 (9.72%) CloudFront
13 37 (9.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 32 (8.18%) Amazon ELB
15 22 (5.63%) Amazon EMR
16 20 (5.12%) Office 365
17 19 (4.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 17 (4.35%) Amazon Kinesis
18 17 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.18%) VPN
2 25 (6.39%) DNS
3 13 (3.32%) DHCP
4 11 (2.81%) HTTP
5 10 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.30%) Firewall
6 9 (2.30%) SAN
7 6 (1.53%) Network Security
8 5 (1.28%) SSL
9 4 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.02%) SNMP
10 3 (0.77%) Internet
10 3 (0.77%) IPsec
11 2 (0.51%) DMZ
11 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.26%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.26%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (25.06%) PostgreSQL
2 90 (23.02%) Amazon Redshift
3 53 (13.55%) Amazon Athena
3 53 (13.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 35 (8.95%) Relational Database
5 34 (8.70%) SQL Server
6 29 (7.42%) NoSQL
7 28 (7.16%) Amazon Aurora
8 27 (6.91%) MySQL
9 21 (5.37%) Big Data
9 21 (5.37%) RDBMS
10 20 (5.12%) Data Lake
10 20 (5.12%) MongoDB
11 19 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (3.84%) Hadoop
13 8 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (2.05%) MariaDB
14 7 (1.79%) BigQuery
14 7 (1.79%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.79%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 146 (37.34%) Jenkins
2 94 (24.04%) Git (software)
3 59 (15.09%) Artifactory
4 56 (14.32%) Maven
5 53 (13.55%) SonarQube
6 51 (13.04%) JUnit
7 48 (12.28%) RStudio
8 40 (10.23%) Mockito
9 39 (9.97%) DbUnit
9 39 (9.97%) jMock
10 32 (8.18%) GitLab
11 28 (7.16%) JIRA
12 18 (4.60%) CircleCI
13 15 (3.84%) Travis CI
14 14 (3.58%) Gradle
15 13 (3.32%) GoCD
16 11 (2.81%) Bitbucket
17 7 (1.79%) Selenium
17 7 (1.79%) SoapUI
17 7 (1.79%) Xcode
General
1 147 (37.60%) Finance
2 94 (24.04%) Front Office
3 39 (9.97%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.79%) Retail
5 5 (1.28%) Billing
5 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.02%) Banking
6 4 (1.02%) Publishing
7 3 (0.77%) Advertising
8 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.51%) Automotive
8 2 (0.51%) Electronics
8 2 (0.51%) Games
8 2 (0.51%) Marketing
8 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 137 (35.04%) Developer
2 106 (27.11%) Java Developer
3 91 (23.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 89 (22.76%) AWS Engineer
5 57 (14.58%) AWS Developer
6 53 (13.55%) AWS DevOps
7 48 (12.28%) Java Software Developer
8 43 (11.00%) Architect
8 43 (11.00%) Software Engineer
9 42 (10.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 35 (8.95%) Java Engineer
11 34 (8.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 34 (8.70%) Lead Developer
11 34 (8.70%) Python Engineer
12 33 (8.44%) Lead Java Developer
12 33 (8.44%) Lead Software Developer
13 25 (6.39%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 23 (5.88%) AWS Software Engineer
15 22 (5.63%) AWS Architect
15 22 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (43.73%) Web Services
2 72 (18.41%) J2EE
3 62 (15.86%) Spring
4 53 (13.55%) J2SE
5 48 (12.28%) SOAP
6 44 (11.25%) RESTful
7 40 (10.23%) AngularJS
7 40 (10.23%) REST
8 39 (9.97%) ActiveMQ
8 39 (9.97%) Hibernate
8 39 (9.97%) JPA
8 39 (9.97%) PowerMock
9 36 (9.21%) React
10 30 (7.67%) Elastic Stack
10 30 (7.67%) Spring Cloud
11 27 (6.91%) Node.js
12 22 (5.63%) gRPC
12 22 (5.63%) Protocol Buffers
13 20 (5.12%) Kafka
13 20 (5.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 95 (24.30%) Fixed Income
2 67 (17.14%) Derivative
3 54 (13.81%) Equities
4 34 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (7.42%) Data Centre
5 29 (7.42%) Hedge funds
6 23 (5.88%) Reference Data
7 18 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (4.09%) Cloud Native
9 15 (3.84%) Public Cloud
10 10 (2.56%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.56%) Replication
11 9 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.79%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.53%) NHS
14 4 (1.02%) Clustering
14 4 (1.02%) Credit Derivative
15 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 104 (26.60%) Linux
2 59 (15.09%) Windows
3 32 (8.18%) Windows Server
4 21 (5.37%) Ubuntu
5 19 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (4.60%) Unix
7 11 (2.81%) CentOS
8 10 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.30%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (1.79%) Debian
11 6 (1.53%) Android
11 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (1.28%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.26%) VMS
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (49.62%) DevOps
2 190 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (31.20%) Software Engineering
4 109 (27.88%) Asset Management
5 101 (25.83%) Microservices
6 86 (21.99%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (18.16%) Deployment Automation
8 68 (17.39%) Decision-Making
9 67 (17.14%) Scrum
10 64 (16.37%) Migration
11 63 (16.11%) TDD
12 60 (15.35%) Open Source
13 47 (12.02%) Configuration Management
14 43 (11.00%) BDD
15 36 (9.21%) Infrastructure Automation
15 36 (9.21%) Kanban
16 35 (8.95%) Analytics
17 28 (7.16%) BPMN
17 28 (7.16%) ETL
18 23 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 203 (51.92%) Python
2 182 (46.55%) Java
3 94 (24.04%) SQL
4 87 (22.25%) R
5 40 (10.23%) JavaScript
6 35 (8.95%) Bash Shell
7 26 (6.65%) Groovy
7 26 (6.65%) PowerShell
8 16 (4.09%) C#
9 14 (3.58%) Java 8
10 13 (3.32%) C++
10 13 (3.32%) Scala
11 11 (2.81%) Perl
11 11 (2.81%) PHP
11 11 (2.81%) Ruby
12 5 (1.28%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.02%) ES6
13 4 (1.02%) Go
13 4 (1.02%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (16.37%) Security Cleared
2 57 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.65%) AWS Certification
4 14 (3.58%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.30%) MCSA
5 9 (2.30%) MCSE
5 9 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (2.05%) CCA
6 8 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (1.79%) Degree
8 2 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.26%) CCNA
9 1 (0.26%) CCNP
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.26%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.84%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.07%) QA
3 3 (0.77%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 148 (37.85%) Docker
2 38 (9.72%) Postfix
3 31 (7.93%) Hyper-V
4 28 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (6.91%) Active Directory
6 20 (5.12%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.77%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.77%) HDFS
10 2 (0.51%) Varnish
10 2 (0.51%) XenApp
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.26%) UAG
11 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.26%) vSphere
11 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 130 (33.25%) Terraform
2 128 (32.74%) Kubernetes
3 68 (17.39%) Ansible
4 65 (16.62%) Puppet
5 30 (7.67%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (4.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 16 (4.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 12 (3.07%) SCCM
8 10 (2.56%) Packer
9 9 (2.30%) Prometheus
10 6 (1.53%) Grafana
11 5 (1.28%) Nagios
11 5 (1.28%) ZABBIX
12 4 (1.02%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.02%) Rancher
13 3 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.77%) HP SIM
13 3 (0.77%) Kibana
13 3 (0.77%) SCOM
14 2 (0.51%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 32 (8.18%) VMware
2 29 (7.42%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.42%) Oracle
3 13 (3.32%) HP
4 11 (2.81%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.56%) SAP
6 9 (2.30%) Google
7 8 (2.05%) Splunk
8 7 (1.79%) Citrix
8 7 (1.79%) Talend
9 6 (1.53%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.53%) Informatica
9 6 (1.53%) Tableau
10 5 (1.28%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.02%) Black Duck
11 4 (1.02%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.02%) Cisco
12 3 (0.77%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.77%) IBM
12 3 (0.77%) Sophos