Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 341 452 531
Rank change year-on-year +111 +79 +86
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 446 498 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.51% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.12% 2.27% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 307 242
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -0.47% +5.50%
10th Percentile £413 £385 £389
90th Percentile £745 £672 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 14,294 21,907 22,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.22% 22.29% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,455 15,104 15,411
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £312
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 247 251
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +2.94% +28.30%
10th Percentile £13.85 £13.00 £15.18
90th Percentile £56.50 £55.40 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -25.71% -6.67% +50.00%

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 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon RDS.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Top 15 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 February 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 +101 435 £550 +4.76% 116
London +120 280 £550 - 61
UK excluding London +70 165 £513 +7.89% 66
Midlands +97 61 £475 -5.00% 7
West Midlands +99 57 £488 +14.71% 7
North of England +24 45 £575 +31.43% 21
North West +42 24 £575 +64.29% 11
South West +7 19 £525 - 7
East of England +27 18 £563 +25.00% 6
South East +30 14 £475 - 14
Yorkshire +12 11 £513 +10.86% 6
North East +22 10 £675 +116.00% 4
Scotland +22 8 £513 +2.50% 6
East Midlands +40 4 £415 -24.55%
Wales - 2 £500 - 4

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 431 (96.64%) AWS
2 308 (69.06%) Amazon EC2
3 268 (60.09%) Amazon S3
4 232 (52.02%) DevOps
5 220 (49.33%) Java
6 217 (48.65%) Python
7 211 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
8 189 (42.38%) Web Services
9 183 (41.03%) Serverless
10 176 (39.46%) Jenkins
11 174 (39.01%) AWS Lambda
12 171 (38.34%) Amazon SQS
13 170 (38.12%) Docker
14 156 (34.98%) Terraform
15 143 (32.06%) Finance
16 136 (30.49%) Linux
17 134 (30.04%) Git (software)
18 131 (29.37%) Software Engineering
19 129 (28.92%) Kubernetes
20 128 (28.70%) AWS CloudFormation
21 119 (26.68%) Microservices
22 114 (25.56%) Asset Management
23 109 (24.44%) Fixed Income
24 108 (24.22%) Front Office
25 104 (23.32%) Continuous Integration
26 100 (22.42%) Amazon Redshift
26 100 (22.42%) SQL
27 97 (21.75%) Amazon ECS
28 93 (20.85%) Security Cleared
29 91 (20.40%) R

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 33 (7.40%) Confluence
2 32 (7.17%) Apache Spark
3 23 (5.16%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (4.04%) Apache
5 13 (2.91%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.69%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.35%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (1.35%) nginx
8 5 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.90%) IIS
10 3 (0.67%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.67%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.45%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.45%) Moodle
11 2 (0.45%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.45%) SAS
12 1 (0.22%) Luigi
Applications
1 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (2.02%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.67%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.45%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 431 (96.64%) AWS
2 308 (69.06%) Amazon EC2
3 268 (60.09%) Amazon S3
4 183 (41.03%) Serverless
5 174 (39.01%) AWS Lambda
6 171 (38.34%) Amazon SQS
7 128 (28.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 97 (21.75%) Amazon ECS
9 77 (17.26%) Route 53
10 69 (15.47%) OpenShift
11 63 (14.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 62 (13.90%) Azure
13 50 (11.21%) Amazon ELB
14 43 (9.64%) CloudFront
15 37 (8.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 27 (6.05%) GitHub
17 23 (5.16%) AWS CodePipeline
18 21 (4.71%) Amazon Glacier
18 21 (4.71%) Amazon Kinesis
18 21 (4.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.62%) VPN
2 22 (4.93%) DNS
3 13 (2.91%) SAN
4 12 (2.69%) DHCP
5 9 (2.02%) Firewall
5 9 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.35%) Internet
6 6 (1.35%) Network Security
7 5 (1.12%) HTTP
8 4 (0.90%) SNMP
9 3 (0.67%) IPsec
9 3 (0.67%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.67%) SSL
10 2 (0.45%) DSL
10 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.22%) LAN
11 1 (0.22%) VoIP
11 1 (0.22%) WAN
11 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (22.42%) Amazon Redshift
2 90 (20.18%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (14.35%) Amazon Athena
4 63 (14.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 46 (10.31%) SQL Server
6 35 (7.85%) Amazon Aurora
6 35 (7.85%) NoSQL
7 32 (7.17%) Relational Database
8 29 (6.50%) MySQL
9 25 (5.61%) Big Data
10 22 (4.93%) Hadoop
11 21 (4.71%) MongoDB
12 16 (3.59%) Data Lake
12 16 (3.59%) RDBMS
13 14 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (2.91%) Presto
15 10 (2.24%) MariaDB
16 9 (2.02%) KDB
17 8 (1.79%) Flink
18 7 (1.57%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 176 (39.46%) Jenkins
2 134 (30.04%) Git (software)
3 75 (16.82%) Maven
4 64 (14.35%) Artifactory
5 63 (14.13%) JUnit
6 60 (13.45%) SonarQube
7 53 (11.88%) Mockito
8 49 (10.99%) DbUnit
8 49 (10.99%) jMock
8 49 (10.99%) RStudio
9 35 (7.85%) JIRA
10 31 (6.95%) GitLab
11 20 (4.48%) Bitbucket
12 17 (3.81%) Gradle
13 15 (3.36%) CircleCI
14 10 (2.24%) Travis CI
15 9 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (2.02%) Selenium
16 7 (1.57%) Cucumber
16 7 (1.57%) Vagrant
General
1 143 (32.06%) Finance
2 108 (24.22%) Front Office
3 44 (9.87%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.36%) Retail
5 9 (2.02%) Banking
6 5 (1.12%) Billing
6 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.67%) Publishing
8 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.45%) Automotive
8 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 151 (33.86%) Developer
2 116 (26.01%) Java Developer
3 108 (24.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 105 (23.54%) AWS Engineer
5 66 (14.80%) AWS DevOps
6 61 (13.68%) AWS Developer
7 53 (11.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 52 (11.66%) Architect
9 46 (10.31%) Java Software Developer
10 41 (9.19%) Software Engineer
11 38 (8.52%) Python Engineer
12 35 (7.85%) Lead Developer
12 35 (7.85%) Lead Software Developer
13 34 (7.62%) Lead Java Developer
14 29 (6.50%) Java Engineer
14 29 (6.50%) Solutions Architect
15 27 (6.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 25 (5.61%) Python Developer
17 24 (5.38%) AWS Software Engineer
17 24 (5.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (42.38%) Web Services
2 85 (19.06%) J2EE
3 75 (16.82%) Spring
4 59 (13.23%) AngularJS
5 58 (13.00%) RESTful
6 56 (12.56%) SOAP
7 53 (11.88%) J2SE
8 49 (10.99%) ActiveMQ
8 49 (10.99%) JPA
8 49 (10.99%) PowerMock
9 48 (10.76%) Hibernate
10 46 (10.31%) REST
11 44 (9.87%) Node.js
11 44 (9.87%) React
12 38 (8.52%) Spring Cloud
13 30 (6.73%) .NET
14 27 (6.05%) Spring Boot
15 25 (5.61%) Elastic Stack
16 18 (4.04%) Kafka
17 17 (3.81%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 109 (24.44%) Fixed Income
2 81 (18.16%) Derivative
3 52 (11.66%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (11.21%) Equities
5 31 (6.95%) Data Centre
6 29 (6.50%) Reference Data
7 24 (5.38%) Hedge funds
8 19 (4.26%) Cloud Native
9 16 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (3.36%) Public Cloud
11 12 (2.69%) Data Structures
11 12 (2.69%) Replication
12 10 (2.24%) Algorithms
12 10 (2.24%) NHS
13 9 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (2.02%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.12%) User Experience
15 4 (0.90%) Clustering
15 4 (0.90%) Credit Derivative
15 4 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 136 (30.49%) Linux
2 64 (14.35%) Windows
3 37 (8.30%) Windows Server
4 35 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (6.05%) Unix
6 21 (4.71%) Ubuntu
7 15 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.69%) CentOS
9 9 (2.02%) Debian
10 7 (1.57%) Android
11 4 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.45%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (52.02%) DevOps
2 211 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (29.37%) Software Engineering
4 119 (26.68%) Microservices
5 114 (25.56%) Asset Management
6 104 (23.32%) Continuous Integration
7 84 (18.83%) Migration
8 77 (17.26%) Scrum
9 73 (16.37%) TDD
10 72 (16.14%) Decision-Making
11 70 (15.70%) Deployment Automation
11 70 (15.70%) Open Source
12 64 (14.35%) Configuration Management
13 54 (12.11%) BDD
14 45 (10.09%) Kanban
15 42 (9.42%) Analytics
16 36 (8.07%) Infrastructure Automation
17 33 (7.40%) BPMN
18 29 (6.50%) ETL
18 29 (6.50%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 220 (49.33%) Java
2 217 (48.65%) Python
3 100 (22.42%) SQL
4 91 (20.40%) R
5 42 (9.42%) JavaScript
6 38 (8.52%) Bash Shell
7 34 (7.62%) C#
8 32 (7.17%) C++
9 27 (6.05%) Groovy
10 23 (5.16%) PowerShell
11 17 (3.81%) Java 8
12 16 (3.59%) PHP
12 16 (3.59%) Ruby
13 15 (3.36%) Scala
14 9 (2.02%) Perl
15 8 (1.79%) C
16 7 (1.57%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.57%) TypeScript
17 5 (1.12%) Clojure
17 5 (1.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 93 (20.85%) Security Cleared
2 82 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 44 (9.87%) AWS Certification
4 14 (3.14%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.91%) Degree
6 12 (2.69%) MCSA
6 12 (2.69%) MCSE
6 12 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.24%) CCA
8 10 (2.24%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.22%) CCNA
10 1 (0.22%) CCNP
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.22%) LPIC
10 1 (0.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.47%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.90%) HIPAA
2 4 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.67%) QA
3 3 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 170 (38.12%) Docker
2 48 (10.76%) Postfix
3 34 (7.62%) Hyper-V
4 32 (7.17%) Active Directory
5 24 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.90%) XenApp
8 4 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.67%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.67%) HDFS
10 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.45%) vSphere
11 1 (0.22%) Firmware
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.22%) Varnish
11 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 156 (34.98%) Terraform
2 129 (28.92%) Kubernetes
3 81 (18.16%) Puppet
4 76 (17.04%) Ansible
5 32 (7.17%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (5.38%) Packer
7 16 (3.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 16 (3.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 14 (3.14%) Prometheus
9 13 (2.91%) SCCM
10 8 (1.79%) Grafana
11 7 (1.57%) Kibana
12 6 (1.35%) HAProxy
13 5 (1.12%) Nagios
13 5 (1.12%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (0.90%) Rancher
14 4 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.67%) Consul
Vendors
1 34 (7.62%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.40%) Oracle
3 29 (6.50%) VMware
4 12 (2.69%) Google
4 12 (2.69%) HP
4 12 (2.69%) Splunk
5 10 (2.24%) Bloomberg
6 9 (2.02%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.79%) SAP
8 7 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.57%) Tableau
9 6 (1.35%) Informatica
9 6 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.35%) Talend
10 5 (1.12%) Citrix
10 5 (1.12%) New Relic
11 4 (0.90%) Black Duck
11 4 (0.90%) IBM
12 3 (0.67%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.67%) Ping Identity