Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 345 296 381
Rank change year-on-year -49 +85 +103
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 649 350 450
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.84% 0.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.48% 3.84% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 264 301
10th Percentile £453 £355 £400
25th Percentile £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £669 £630 £650
90th Percentile £713 £688 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £458 £500
% change year-on-year +15.85% -8.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £70.00 £40.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +75.00% +150.00% -
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 18,624 9,121 15,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.22% 21.81% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,268 6,283 10,473
10th Percentile £363 £313 £315
25th Percentile £435 £390 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 181 212
10th Percentile £16.94 £13.99 £12.78
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.63 £17.83
Median hourly rate £43.95 £26.50 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +65.85% +1.92% -2.44%
75th Percentile £62.15 £48.75 £42.63
90th Percentile £72.30 £62.00 £54.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.34 £23.62 £22.77
% change year-on-year +83.45% +3.73% -12.41%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -61 516 £550 +4.76% 151
London -72 369 £550 - 81
Work from Home -64 232 £550 +4.76% 28
UK excluding London -83 132 £530 +15.85% 79
North of England -55 33 £525 +9.38% 22
South East -50 27 £625 +16.28% 20
North West -40 22 £575 +27.78% 14
Scotland -46 21 £488 +2.63% 8
Midlands -54 18 £500 +53.85% 11
East of England -29 16 £525 +20.00% 9
West Midlands -44 15 £500 +37.93% 4
South West -66 15 £500 -3.85% 7
Yorkshire -44 10 £449 -10.25% 4
Wales -25 3 £550 +52.78% 2
North East -8 1 - - 4
East Midlands -33 1 £530 +69.60% 7

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 633 (97.53%) AWS
2 376 (57.94%) Amazon S3
3 327 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
4 292 (44.99%) Terraform
5 290 (44.68%) CI/CD
6 269 (41.45%) Serverless
7 263 (40.52%) Docker
8 257 (39.60%) AWS Lambda
9 251 (38.67%) Kubernetes
10 235 (36.21%) DevOps
11 225 (34.67%) Amazon EC2
12 208 (32.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 189 (29.12%) Python
14 172 (26.50%) Software Engineering
15 157 (24.19%) Finance
16 154 (23.73%) Amazon SQS
17 150 (23.11%) JavaScript
18 145 (22.34%) Java
19 139 (21.42%) React
20 134 (20.65%) Node.js
21 131 (20.18%) TypeScript
22 130 (20.03%) Security Cleared
23 127 (19.57%) Jenkins
24 125 (19.26%) AWS Step Functions
25 119 (18.34%) Full Stack Development
26 118 (18.18%) Front Office
26 118 (18.18%) Asset Management
27 116 (17.87%) SQL
27 116 (17.87%) Amazon Redshift
28 114 (17.57%) AWS CloudFormation

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 78 (12.02%) Apache Spark
2 39 (6.01%) Confluence
3 36 (5.55%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (5.08%) Apache
5 20 (3.08%) Apache Airflow
6 15 (2.31%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.23%) CMS
9 7 (1.08%) Luigi
10 6 (0.92%) nginx
11 5 (0.77%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.62%) IIS
12 4 (0.62%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.62%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.46%) Drupal
13 3 (0.46%) Moodle
13 3 (0.46%) Mule
13 3 (0.46%) WordPress
14 2 (0.31%) SAS
14 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (2.31%) Cloudability
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 633 (97.53%) AWS
2 376 (57.94%) Amazon S3
3 269 (41.45%) Serverless
4 257 (39.60%) AWS Lambda
5 225 (34.67%) Amazon EC2
6 154 (23.73%) Amazon SQS
7 125 (19.26%) AWS Step Functions
8 114 (17.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 95 (14.64%) Azure
10 94 (14.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 94 (14.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 86 (13.25%) Amazon EKS
12 74 (11.40%) Amazon ECS
13 68 (10.48%) Amazon EMR
14 62 (9.55%) Route 53
15 52 (8.01%) Amazon ELB
16 38 (5.86%) AWS CloudTrail
17 37 (5.70%) GitHub
18 35 (5.39%) AWS Fargate
19 33 (5.08%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.08%) DNS
2 19 (2.93%) Firewall
3 18 (2.77%) VPN
4 14 (2.16%) HTTP
5 12 (1.85%) SSL
6 8 (1.23%) FTP
6 8 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.92%) Internet
8 5 (0.77%) tcpdump
8 5 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.62%) DHCP
9 4 (0.62%) SD-WAN
9 4 (0.62%) SMTP
10 3 (0.46%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.46%) IPv4
11 2 (0.31%) DSL
11 2 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.31%) SAN
12 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (32.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 116 (17.87%) Amazon Redshift
3 80 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
3 80 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
4 72 (11.09%) Big Data
5 71 (10.94%) Amazon Athena
6 57 (8.78%) MySQL
7 50 (7.70%) NoSQL
8 45 (6.93%) Data Lake
9 42 (6.47%) SQL Server
10 35 (5.39%) Amazon Aurora
10 35 (5.39%) Pentaho
11 34 (5.24%) Relational Database
12 33 (5.08%) Hadoop
12 33 (5.08%) Oracle Database
13 28 (4.31%) Metadata
14 17 (2.62%) MongoDB
15 16 (2.47%) Redis
16 14 (2.16%) RDBMS
17 13 (2.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 127 (19.57%) Jenkins
2 93 (14.33%) Git (software)
3 53 (8.17%) JIRA
4 40 (6.16%) Artifactory
5 32 (4.93%) SonarQube
6 28 (4.31%) Maven
7 27 (4.16%) GitLab
8 23 (3.54%) Bitbucket
9 17 (2.62%) Terragrunt
10 16 (2.47%) JMeter
10 16 (2.47%) Locust
11 13 (2.00%) Gatling
12 10 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.39%) git-flow
14 7 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
15 6 (0.92%) Gradle
16 5 (0.77%) Bitbucket Server
16 5 (0.77%) CircleCI
16 5 (0.77%) Subversion
17 4 (0.62%) ERwin
General
1 157 (24.19%) Finance
2 118 (18.18%) Front Office
3 83 (12.79%) Social Skills
4 56 (8.63%) Public Sector
5 28 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (2.47%) Billing
7 12 (1.85%) Banking
8 11 (1.69%) Publishing
9 9 (1.39%) Retail
10 7 (1.08%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.92%) Law
11 6 (0.92%) Marketing
11 6 (0.92%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.62%) Legal
13 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.31%) Advertising
15 1 (0.15%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 159 (24.50%) Developer
2 149 (22.96%) AWS Engineer
3 133 (20.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 109 (16.80%) Software Engineer
5 87 (13.41%) AWS DevOps
6 73 (11.25%) Architect
7 69 (10.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 65 (10.02%) Data Engineer
8 65 (10.02%) React Developer
9 49 (7.55%) AWS Software Engineer
10 45 (6.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 43 (6.63%) JavaScript Engineer
12 39 (6.01%) AWS Developer
13 33 (5.08%) AWS Architect
14 27 (4.16%) DBA
14 27 (4.16%) Full Stack Developer
15 24 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (3.54%) Java Developer
17 20 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
17 20 (3.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (21.42%) React
2 134 (20.65%) Node.js
3 106 (16.33%) Material-UI
4 92 (14.18%) Kafka
5 37 (5.70%) REST
6 29 (4.47%) Spring
7 27 (4.16%) Spring Boot
8 25 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
9 24 (3.70%) HTML
9 24 (3.70%) RESTful
10 23 (3.54%) AngularJS
10 23 (3.54%) Web Services
11 20 (3.08%) .NET
12 19 (2.93%) CSS
13 16 (2.47%) GraphQL
13 16 (2.47%) Ruby on Rails
13 16 (2.47%) WireMock
14 14 (2.16%) Lambda Expressions
15 13 (2.00%) LDAP
16 12 (1.85%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.31%) Cloud Native
2 19 (2.93%) Data Centre
3 17 (2.62%) User Experience
4 13 (2.00%) Replication
5 12 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.85%) NHS
6 9 (1.39%) Clustering
6 9 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.23%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.08%) Legacy Applications
8 7 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.62%) CMDB
11 4 (0.62%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.62%) Life Science
11 4 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 113 (17.41%) Linux
2 55 (8.47%) Windows
3 30 (4.62%) Unix
4 29 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (3.24%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.00%) Mac OS
7 11 (1.69%) CentOS
8 7 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.46%) AIX
10 3 (0.46%) Debian
10 3 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) VMS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (44.68%) CI/CD
3 235 (36.21%) DevOps
4 172 (26.50%) Software Engineering
5 119 (18.34%) Full Stack Development
6 118 (18.18%) Asset Management
7 106 (16.33%) Investment Management
8 103 (15.87%) Infrastructure as Code
9 80 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
10 79 (12.17%) Microservices
11 72 (11.09%) Analytics
12 68 (10.48%) ETL
13 60 (9.24%) Data Engineering
13 60 (9.24%) Migration
14 57 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
15 48 (7.40%) Data Modelling
16 46 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
17 43 (6.63%) Deployment Automation
17 43 (6.63%) TDD
18 42 (6.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 189 (29.12%) Python
2 150 (23.11%) JavaScript
3 145 (22.34%) Java
4 131 (20.18%) TypeScript
5 116 (17.87%) SQL
6 71 (10.94%) Bash
7 39 (6.01%) Ruby
8 27 (4.16%) Groovy
8 27 (4.16%) PowerShell
9 24 (3.70%) Go
10 21 (3.24%) Scala
11 18 (2.77%) PHP
12 16 (2.47%) C#
13 15 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.16%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.85%) R
16 9 (1.39%) Perl
17 6 (0.92%) Java 11
17 6 (0.92%) Java 8
17 6 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (20.03%) Security Cleared
2 96 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.78%) AWS Certification
4 16 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.69%) Degree
5 11 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.92%) CISSP
7 4 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.15%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.15%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.15%) HND
8 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.16%) Accessibility
2 12 (1.85%) SLA
3 8 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.23%) QA
4 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.77%) NIST
4 5 (0.77%) NIST 800
5 4 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.62%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 263 (40.52%) Docker
2 32 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.46%) HDFS
9 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.31%) Postfix
9 2 (0.31%) Varnish
10 1 (0.15%) NFS
10 1 (0.15%) pfSense
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) vSphere
10 1 (0.15%) zsh
Systems Management
1 292 (44.99%) Terraform
2 251 (38.67%) Kubernetes
3 99 (15.25%) Ansible
4 39 (6.01%) Grafana
5 37 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (5.70%) Puppet
6 36 (5.55%) Prometheus
7 19 (2.93%) Kibana
8 8 (1.23%) SCCM
9 7 (1.08%) Kubeflow
9 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.08%) Nagios
10 6 (0.92%) Rancher
11 5 (0.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 5 (0.77%) Packer
12 4 (0.62%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.46%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (9.24%) Oracle
2 42 (6.47%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.47%) Splunk
3 37 (5.70%) Talend
4 26 (4.01%) Informatica
5 23 (3.54%) VMware
6 20 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.62%) Cloudera
8 13 (2.00%) Google
9 12 (1.85%) Citrix
9 12 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.85%) SAP
10 8 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.23%) Databricks
10 8 (1.23%) MuleSoft
11 7 (1.08%) PagerDuty
12 6 (0.92%) New Relic
13 4 (0.62%) Dynatrace
13 4 (0.62%) Twitter
13 4 (0.62%) Veracode