Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 293 353 498
Rank change year-on-year +60 +145 +112
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 257 584 455
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.69% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.59% 3.14% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 366 316
Median daily rate £525 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £380 £388
90th Percentile £637 £675 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £481 £488
% change year-on-year +3.90% -1.28% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year +37.25% - -

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 7,165 18,570 23,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.53% 21.89% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,568 12,658 16,482
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £670 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 274 230
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +7.56% -0.83%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.66 £12.23
90th Percentile £51.75 £60.00 £56.17
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -1.67% -7.69% -1.52%

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 22 October 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
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 22 October 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 +73 229 £525 +1.94% 69
London +60 143 £550 -0.90% 29
UK excluding London +95 87 £500 +3.90% 45
Work from Home -74 55 £515 +3.00% 18
North of England +74 26 £473 -5.50% 16
South West +93 25 £515 +3.00% 6
East of England +86 13 £530 +24.71% 4
North West +54 12 £405 -22.86% 6
South East +174 10 £500 -25.23% 3
North East +46 10 £495 +20.00% 3
Scotland +57 8 £444 -11.25% 4
Midlands +16 5 £550 +15.79% 10
Yorkshire +61 4 £500 +20.48% 7
West Midlands +22 4 £550 +15.79% 10
East Midlands +31 1 - -
Wales - 1 £360 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 251 (97.67%) AWS
2 155 (60.31%) Amazon EC2
3 152 (59.14%) Amazon S3
4 149 (57.98%) Python
5 146 (56.81%) DevOps
6 131 (50.97%) Terraform
7 129 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
8 128 (49.81%) Kubernetes
9 116 (45.14%) Java
10 110 (42.80%) Docker
11 108 (42.02%) Serverless
12 102 (39.69%) AWS Lambda
13 96 (37.35%) Jenkins
14 93 (36.19%) Amazon SQS
15 92 (35.80%) Finance
16 88 (34.24%) Web Services
17 87 (33.85%) Amazon ECS
18 85 (33.07%) AWS CloudFormation
19 78 (30.35%) Amazon Redshift
19 78 (30.35%) Deployment Automation
20 73 (28.40%) Linux
21 71 (27.63%) Software Engineering
22 67 (26.07%) PostgreSQL
23 65 (25.29%) Asset Management
24 63 (24.51%) OpenShift
25 56 (21.79%) SQL
26 55 (21.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
26 55 (21.40%) Microservices
27 52 (20.23%) Fixed Income
27 52 (20.23%) Front Office

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 36 (14.01%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (7.39%) Apache Spark
3 14 (5.45%) Confluence
4 8 (3.11%) Apache
4 8 (3.11%) Jupyter
5 7 (2.72%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (1.56%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.17%) nginx
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.39%) CMS
9 1 (0.39%) IIS
9 1 (0.39%) JBoss
9 1 (0.39%) Luigi
9 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.39%) Magento
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 251 (97.67%) AWS
2 155 (60.31%) Amazon EC2
3 152 (59.14%) Amazon S3
4 108 (42.02%) Serverless
5 102 (39.69%) AWS Lambda
6 93 (36.19%) Amazon SQS
7 87 (33.85%) Amazon ECS
8 85 (33.07%) AWS CloudFormation
9 63 (24.51%) OpenShift
10 55 (21.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 45 (17.51%) Route 53
12 42 (16.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 35 (13.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 30 (11.67%) Amazon EKS
14 30 (11.67%) Azure
15 29 (11.28%) GitHub
16 25 (9.73%) AWS CloudTrail
17 21 (8.17%) Amazon ELB
18 19 (7.39%) Amazon Kinesis
19 17 (6.61%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.89%) DNS
2 7 (2.72%) Network Security
2 7 (2.72%) Skype
3 5 (1.95%) DHCP
3 5 (1.95%) SSL
4 4 (1.56%) Firewall
4 4 (1.56%) SSH
5 3 (1.17%) HTTP
5 3 (1.17%) VoIP
6 2 (0.78%) FTP
6 2 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.78%) SMTP
7 1 (0.39%) DMZ
7 1 (0.39%) Internet
7 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.39%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (30.35%) Amazon Redshift
2 67 (26.07%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (17.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 39 (15.18%) Amazon Aurora
5 31 (12.06%) Relational Database
6 26 (10.12%) NoSQL
7 24 (9.34%) MySQL
8 18 (7.00%) Redis
9 16 (6.23%) MongoDB
10 14 (5.45%) Big Data
11 13 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (3.89%) SQL Server
13 9 (3.50%) Data Lake
13 9 (3.50%) Hadoop
13 9 (3.50%) Oracle Database
13 9 (3.50%) Power BI
14 8 (3.11%) Amazon Athena
14 8 (3.11%) ArangoDB
14 8 (3.11%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (3.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 96 (37.35%) Jenkins
2 50 (19.46%) Artifactory
3 47 (18.29%) Git (software)
4 35 (13.62%) RStudio
5 15 (5.84%) JIRA
6 11 (4.28%) GitLab
6 11 (4.28%) Maven
7 9 (3.50%) SonarQube
7 9 (3.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.33%) Bitbucket
9 6 (2.33%) Cypress.io
9 6 (2.33%) JUnit
9 6 (2.33%) Spinnaker
9 6 (2.33%) webpack
10 5 (1.95%) Mockito
11 4 (1.56%) DbUnit
11 4 (1.56%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.56%) jMock
11 4 (1.56%) Sublime Text
General
1 92 (35.80%) Finance
2 52 (20.23%) Front Office
3 18 (7.00%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.33%) Banking
5 5 (1.95%) Games
6 2 (0.78%) Law
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) German Language
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
7 1 (0.39%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (29.18%) Developer
2 73 (28.40%) AWS Engineer
2 73 (28.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 57 (22.18%) AWS DevOps
4 46 (17.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 40 (15.56%) AWS Developer
6 37 (14.40%) Python Developer
7 35 (13.62%) Java Developer
8 34 (13.23%) Python Engineer
9 27 (10.51%) Architect
10 24 (9.34%) Java Software Developer
11 21 (8.17%) Java Engineer
11 21 (8.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 20 (7.78%) Lead Developer
12 20 (7.78%) Lead Java Developer
12 20 (7.78%) Lead Software Developer
13 16 (6.23%) Lead DevOps
14 15 (5.84%) Data Engineer
14 15 (5.84%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 15 (5.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (34.24%) Web Services
2 43 (16.73%) J2EE
3 42 (16.34%) J2SE
4 23 (8.95%) .NET
5 22 (8.56%) RESTful
5 22 (8.56%) Spring
6 20 (7.78%) Elastic Stack
6 20 (7.78%) Kafka
7 19 (7.39%) Node.js
8 18 (7.00%) Django
9 17 (6.61%) gRPC
9 17 (6.61%) REST
9 17 (6.61%) Spring Boot
10 12 (4.67%) JSON
11 11 (4.28%) Protocol Buffers
11 11 (4.28%) SOAP
12 9 (3.50%) .NET Core
12 9 (3.50%) GraphQL
12 9 (3.50%) React
13 8 (3.11%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 52 (20.23%) Fixed Income
2 51 (19.84%) Derivative
3 50 (19.46%) Equities
4 15 (5.84%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (5.45%) Data Structures
6 13 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (4.67%) User Experience
8 11 (4.28%) Cloud Native
9 9 (3.50%) PKI
9 9 (3.50%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.56%) NHS
10 4 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.17%) Social Media
12 2 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.78%) Replication
13 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 73 (28.40%) Linux
2 33 (12.84%) Windows
3 16 (6.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (4.67%) Unix
5 8 (3.11%) CentOS
6 7 (2.72%) Debian
6 7 (2.72%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.33%) Amazon Linux
8 5 (1.95%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.56%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.78%) VMS
11 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (56.81%) DevOps
2 129 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (30.35%) Deployment Automation
4 71 (27.63%) Software Engineering
5 65 (25.29%) Asset Management
6 55 (21.40%) Microservices
7 51 (19.84%) Decision-Making
8 41 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (15.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (14.40%) Infrastructure Automation
11 31 (12.06%) Scrum
11 31 (12.06%) TDD
12 30 (11.67%) Migration
13 24 (9.34%) Analytics
14 19 (7.39%) Test Automation
15 18 (7.00%) Configuration Management
15 18 (7.00%) Data Modelling
16 16 (6.23%) Continuous Deployment
16 16 (6.23%) ETL
16 16 (6.23%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 149 (57.98%) Python
2 116 (45.14%) Java
3 56 (21.79%) SQL
4 42 (16.34%) R
5 32 (12.45%) Bash Shell
6 24 (9.34%) Scala
7 23 (8.95%) JavaScript
8 21 (8.17%) Go
9 16 (6.23%) PowerShell
10 15 (5.84%) C#
11 14 (5.45%) Shell Script
12 13 (5.06%) Ruby
13 8 (3.11%) Java 8
14 7 (2.72%) PHP
15 6 (2.33%) Kotlin
16 4 (1.56%) Perl
16 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.78%) C++
17 2 (0.78%) VB
18 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (12.45%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.73%) AWS Certification
4 22 (8.56%) Degree
5 9 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (3.11%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.72%) Data Quality
1 7 (2.72%) GDPR
2 6 (2.33%) QA
3 3 (1.17%) NCSC
4 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) NIST
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 110 (42.80%) Docker
2 18 (7.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.17%) Postfix
5 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.39%) iptables
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.39%) UAG
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 131 (50.97%) Terraform
2 128 (49.81%) Kubernetes
3 33 (12.84%) Ansible
4 30 (11.67%) Puppet
5 28 (10.89%) Packer
6 12 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (4.28%) Prometheus
8 10 (3.89%) Consul
9 8 (3.11%) Grafana
10 7 (2.72%) Kibana
11 6 (2.33%) PingFederate
11 6 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (1.95%) SCCM
13 4 (1.56%) SCOM
14 3 (1.17%) HAProxy
14 3 (1.17%) WSUS
15 2 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
16 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 25 (9.73%) Oracle
2 19 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.67%) Talend
4 10 (3.89%) Informatica
5 7 (2.72%) Splunk
5 7 (2.72%) Zscaler
6 6 (2.33%) MuleSoft
7 5 (1.95%) IBM
7 5 (1.95%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.95%) SAP
8 4 (1.56%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.56%) F5
8 4 (1.56%) VMware
9 3 (1.17%) Citrix
9 3 (1.17%) Databricks
9 3 (1.17%) McAfee
10 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.78%) MKS
11 1 (0.39%) Brightcove