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 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 550 609
Rank change year-on-year 0 +59  
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 56 110 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.046%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.53% 0.95% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 82 21
Median daily rate £475 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Amazon RDS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10507 11607 12544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.71% 21.59% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6930 7865 8175
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +3.22% +6.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 179 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.90 £46.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £33.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year +14.88% +43.81%  

Amazon RDS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Amazon RDS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Top 29 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 56 £475 - 51
London -31 38 £531 +6.25% 28
Croydon - 8 £450 -
South West +10 7 £438 +34.61% 3
North West +23 6 £463 +5.71% 2
City of London -15 4 £538 +10.25% 4
Manchester - 4 £463 -
East of England -9 3 £475 -2.56% 8
Liverpool -5 2 - - 1
Merseyside -8 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 2
Devon - 2 £444 - 1
Exeter - 2 £444 - 1
Bath - 2 £325 -
Somerset - 2 £325 -
South East +14 1 £513 +46.42% 3
Cambridge +1 1 £350 -28.20% 2
Bristol +1 1 £450 +38.46%
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £350 -28.20% 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 7
Surrey - 1 £513 - 2
Norfolk - 1 £588 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £475 -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Staines - 1 £513 - 2
Salford - 1 £450 -
Norwich - 1 £588 - 1
Luton - 1 £475 -
Coventry - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 156 (95.12%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (77.44%) Amazon EC2
3 90 (54.88%) Amazon S3
4 88 (53.66%) DevOps
5 72 (43.90%) Linux
6 68 (41.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 65 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (38.41%) Puppet
9 56 (34.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 51 (31.10%) Docker
10 51 (31.10%) Jenkins
11 43 (26.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 42 (25.61%) Terraform
12 42 (25.61%) Java
13 39 (23.78%) Ansible
14 38 (23.17%) Amazon ELB
14 38 (23.17%) Python
14 38 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (21.95%) Windows
15 36 (21.95%) High Availability
16 33 (20.12%) Route 53
17 32 (19.51%) Web Services
18 31 (18.90%) Configuration Management
18 31 (18.90%) CloudFront
19 30 (18.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 30 (18.29%) Security Cleared
20 29 (17.68%) Microsoft Azure
20 29 (17.68%) nginx
20 29 (17.68%) Bash Shell
20 29 (17.68%) VPN

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 29 (17.68%) nginx
2 25 (15.24%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (12.20%) Confluence
4 18 (10.98%) Apache
5 11 (6.71%) Tomcat
6 9 (5.49%) IIS
7 7 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.27%) MS Exchange
8 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (3.05%) Apache Spark
10 4 (2.44%) Apache Pig
11 2 (1.22%) Apache Qpid
11 2 (1.22%) Lightstreamer
11 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.22%) WebORB
12 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.61%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.22%) SAP MDG
2 2 (1.22%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 156 (95.12%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (77.44%) Amazon EC2
3 90 (54.88%) Amazon S3
4 68 (41.46%) AWS CloudFormation
5 56 (34.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 43 (26.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 38 (23.17%) Amazon ELB
8 33 (20.12%) Route 53
9 31 (18.90%) CloudFront
10 29 (17.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 29 (17.68%) Microsoft Azure
11 28 (17.07%) AWS Lambda
12 26 (15.85%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (12.80%) AWS CloudTrail
13 21 (12.80%) PaaS
14 19 (11.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 10 (6.10%) GitHub
16 8 (4.88%) Amazon Kinesis
16 8 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
16 8 (4.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.68%) VPN
2 20 (12.20%) HTTP
3 18 (10.98%) Firewall
4 14 (8.54%) DNS
4 14 (8.54%) TCP/IP
5 11 (6.71%) OpenLDAP
6 9 (5.49%) SSH
7 8 (4.88%) OpenVPN
7 8 (4.88%) SSL
7 8 (4.88%) WAN
8 7 (4.27%) Internet
8 7 (4.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (4.27%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (4.27%) VLAN
9 6 (3.66%) MPLS
10 4 (2.44%) Network Security
11 2 (1.22%) LAN
11 2 (1.22%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.61%) LDAP
12 1 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 26 (15.85%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (12.20%) SQL Server
4 18 (10.98%) Amazon Redshift
5 14 (8.54%) MySQL
6 7 (4.27%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.66%) Apache Hive
7 6 (3.66%) Big Data
7 6 (3.66%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.66%) Redis
7 6 (3.66%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.05%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.44%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.22%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (1.22%) PowerCenter
11 2 (1.22%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 51 (31.10%) Jenkins
2 28 (17.07%) Git (software)
3 21 (12.80%) JIRA
4 16 (9.76%) Maven
5 13 (7.93%) Ant
5 13 (7.93%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (7.32%) TeamCity
7 11 (6.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (6.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (5.49%) Bitbucket
9 9 (5.49%) JUnit
9 9 (5.49%) Liquibase
9 9 (5.49%) SonarQube
9 9 (5.49%) Vagrant
10 7 (4.27%) Eclipse
11 6 (3.66%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.44%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.83%) GitLab
13 3 (1.83%) Subversion
14 2 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 20 (12.20%) Finance
2 5 (3.05%) Marketing
3 4 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.44%) Front Office
3 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.83%) Electronics
4 3 (1.83%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.83%) Retail
5 2 (1.22%) Advertising
5 2 (1.22%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (39.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (26.22%) AWS Engineer
3 38 (23.17%) AWS DevOps
4 31 (18.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 31 (18.90%) Developer
5 25 (15.24%) Architect
6 14 (8.54%) Consultant
7 13 (7.93%) AWS Architect
8 11 (6.71%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (6.71%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.49%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (4.88%) AWS Developer
10 8 (4.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 8 (4.88%) Operations Engineer
10 8 (4.88%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (4.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.27%) .NET Developer
11 7 (4.27%) Cloud Consultant
12 6 (3.66%) Active Directory Architect
13 5 (3.05%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.51%) Web Services
2 29 (17.68%) Elastic Stack
3 23 (14.02%) Node.js
4 21 (12.80%) HTML
5 16 (9.76%) .NET
6 15 (9.15%) CSS
6 15 (9.15%) REST
7 12 (7.32%) JSON
8 8 (4.88%) boto
8 8 (4.88%) MCollective
9 7 (4.27%) Django
9 7 (4.27%) HTML5
9 7 (4.27%) Kafka
10 6 (3.66%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.66%) jQuery
11 5 (3.05%) .NET Framework
11 5 (3.05%) CSS3
11 5 (3.05%) Entity Framework
11 5 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (3.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.63%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (5.49%) Clustering
2 9 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (4.88%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.66%) Replication
5 5 (3.05%) User Experience
6 4 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.44%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.83%) PKI
8 2 (1.22%) AS400
8 2 (1.22%) iSeries
9 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.61%) CMDB
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.61%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 72 (43.90%) Linux
2 36 (21.95%) Windows
3 14 (8.54%) CentOS
4 11 (6.71%) Unix
5 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.27%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.83%) CoreOS
10 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.61%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (53.66%) DevOps
2 65 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (21.95%) High Availability
5 31 (18.90%) Configuration Management
6 26 (15.85%) Auto-Scaling
6 26 (15.85%) Load Balancing
7 25 (15.24%) Microservices
8 22 (13.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (13.41%) Migration
9 19 (11.59%) Scrum
10 13 (7.93%) E-Commerce
11 12 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (7.32%) Test Automation
12 11 (6.71%) Coaching
13 10 (6.10%) Mentoring
13 10 (6.10%) SOA
14 9 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (4.88%) Identity Access Management
15 8 (4.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.61%) Java
2 38 (23.17%) Python
3 29 (17.68%) Bash Shell
4 23 (14.02%) PowerShell
4 23 (14.02%) SQL
5 14 (8.54%) C#
5 14 (8.54%) Ruby
6 10 (6.10%) Groovy
6 10 (6.10%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.88%) PHP
8 7 (4.27%) Perl
9 5 (3.05%) Go
10 4 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.83%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.83%) ES6
11 3 (1.83%) Scala
12 2 (1.22%) C++
12 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 20 (12.20%) AWS Certification
4 6 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.05%) CCNA
5 5 (3.05%) CCNP
5 5 (3.05%) MCSE
5 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.44%) CCIE
6 4 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.44%) MCITP
6 4 (2.44%) MCP
7 3 (1.83%) Degree
8 1 (0.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.61%) CISA
8 1 (0.61%) CISM
8 1 (0.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.32%) QA
2 5 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.83%) SLA
4 2 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.22%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (31.10%) Docker
2 17 (10.37%) Active Directory
3 13 (7.93%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (6.71%) Squid
5 10 (6.10%) vCloud
6 8 (4.88%) Postfix
7 6 (3.66%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.83%) HDFS
8 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (1.22%) Corosync
9 2 (1.22%) vSphere
10 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.61%) LXC
10 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (38.41%) Puppet
2 42 (25.61%) Terraform
3 39 (23.78%) Ansible
4 27 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (14.63%) Kibana
6 22 (13.41%) Kubernetes
6 22 (13.41%) logstash
7 12 (7.32%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (6.71%) Sysdig
8 11 (6.71%) ZABBIX
9 9 (5.49%) Graphite
10 8 (4.88%) Rancher
10 8 (4.88%) Rsyslog
11 6 (3.66%) Grafana
12 5 (3.05%) Packer
13 4 (2.44%) Prometheus
13 4 (2.44%) Salt
14 3 (1.83%) Consul
14 3 (1.83%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (1.83%) rkt
Vendors
1 27 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.54%) VMware
3 12 (7.32%) Oracle
4 9 (5.49%) Sonatype
5 8 (4.88%) Cisco
5 8 (4.88%) SaltStack
6 7 (4.27%) Atlassian
6 7 (4.27%) New Relic
6 7 (4.27%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.66%) SAP
8 3 (1.83%) Assembla
8 3 (1.83%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.83%) Google
8 3 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.22%) Citrix
9 2 (1.22%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.22%) Embarcadero
9 2 (1.22%) Informatica
9 2 (1.22%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.22%) Talend
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