Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 288 352 374
Rank change year-on-year +64 +22 +141
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 441 393 633
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.66% 0.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.96% 3.11% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 309 362
10th Percentile £406 £425 £400
25th Percentile £488 £488 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £506
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +8.64% -4.48%
75th Percentile £638 £650 £613
90th Percentile £713 £763 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £518 £475
% change year-on-year -4.35% +8.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £48.15 £31.25
Median % change year-on-year -16.93% +54.08% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.15 -

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 11,149 12,634 21,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.24% 21.09% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,684 8,621 15,111
10th Percentile £319 £320 £320
25th Percentile £405 £400 £390
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 178 240
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.10 £13.23
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £24.86 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.61% -17.15% -
75th Percentile £43.38 £44.85 £46.96
90th Percentile £58.30 £58.45 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £22.52 £31.25
% change year-on-year +4.02% -27.93% -10.71%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +55 380 £525 -4.55% 123
London +46 287 £525 -4.55% 67
Work from Home -93 173 £525 -4.55% 28
UK excluding London +61 90 £495 -4.35% 63
North of England +37 26 £498 -13.48% 14
South West +69 18 £460 -12.38% 10
North West +25 15 £538 +2.38% 9
Scotland +15 13 £500 -28.57% 4
South East +67 11 £575 +17.95% 11
East of England +36 10 £350 -37.78% 4
Midlands -5 10 £363 -23.68% 17
Yorkshire +37 8 £465 -11.43% 3
West Midlands -6 8 £450 -6.49% 14
North East +19 3 £400 -55.56% 2
East Midlands +23 2 £313 -30.17% 3
Wales +18 2 £515 +3.00% 2

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 421 (95.46%) AWS
2 283 (64.17%) Amazon S3
3 248 (56.24%) Terraform
4 246 (55.78%) Serverless
5 236 (53.51%) AWS Lambda
6 226 (51.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 210 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
8 209 (47.39%) Kubernetes
9 189 (42.86%) Amazon SQS
10 181 (41.04%) Docker
11 178 (40.36%) Finance
12 177 (40.14%) JavaScript
13 174 (39.46%) Node.js
14 173 (39.23%) Web Services
15 172 (39.00%) AWS Step Functions
16 170 (38.55%) React
17 166 (37.64%) Python
18 164 (37.19%) Software Engineering
19 150 (34.01%) TypeScript
20 147 (33.33%) Asset Management
21 146 (33.11%) Front Office
22 141 (31.97%) Investment Management
23 128 (29.02%) DevOps
24 121 (27.44%) Amazon EC2
25 106 (24.04%) SQL
26 73 (16.55%) Amazon Redshift
27 71 (16.10%) PostgreSQL
28 61 (13.83%) AWS CloudFormation
29 59 (13.38%) Azure
30 54 (12.24%) Ansible

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 40 (9.07%) Confluence
2 35 (7.94%) Apache
3 34 (7.71%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (7.03%) Apache Airflow
5 24 (5.44%) Apache Spark
6 11 (2.49%) SAS
7 6 (1.36%) IBM Domino
7 6 (1.36%) Jupyter
8 5 (1.13%) nginx
8 5 (1.13%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.91%) Anypoint
10 3 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.68%) JBoss
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Pulsar
11 2 (0.45%) IIS
11 2 (0.45%) Luigi
11 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Magento
1 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.23%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.23%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 421 (95.46%) AWS
2 283 (64.17%) Amazon S3
3 246 (55.78%) Serverless
4 236 (53.51%) AWS Lambda
5 189 (42.86%) Amazon SQS
6 172 (39.00%) AWS Step Functions
7 121 (27.44%) Amazon EC2
8 61 (13.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 59 (13.38%) Azure
10 52 (11.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 51 (11.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 51 (11.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 41 (9.30%) Amazon ECS
13 31 (7.03%) Amazon EMR
14 29 (6.58%) Amazon EKS
15 28 (6.35%) CloudFront
16 24 (5.44%) Route 53
17 20 (4.54%) Amazon Kinesis
17 20 (4.54%) AWS CodePipeline
18 19 (4.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.72%) DNS
2 11 (2.49%) Network Security
3 7 (1.59%) Firewall
3 7 (1.59%) VPN
4 4 (0.91%) FTP
4 4 (0.91%) HTTP
4 4 (0.91%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.68%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.68%) Internet
5 3 (0.68%) SSL
6 2 (0.45%) DSL
6 2 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.45%) Skype
6 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.23%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.23%) SAN
7 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (51.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 73 (16.55%) Amazon Redshift
3 71 (16.10%) PostgreSQL
4 48 (10.88%) SQL Server
5 44 (9.98%) MySQL
6 33 (7.48%) Amazon Athena
6 33 (7.48%) Amazon Aurora
7 31 (7.03%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (6.58%) NoSQL
9 24 (5.44%) Big Data
10 21 (4.76%) Hadoop
11 19 (4.31%) Relational Database
11 19 (4.31%) Tableau
12 18 (4.08%) MongoDB
13 11 (2.49%) Data Lake
14 10 (2.27%) Looker
15 9 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (1.81%) Apache Hive
16 8 (1.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 48 (10.88%) JIRA
2 43 (9.75%) Jenkins
3 36 (8.16%) Git (software)
4 21 (4.76%) SonarQube
5 20 (4.54%) GitLab
5 20 (4.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (3.85%) Artifactory
7 8 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.36%) RStudio
9 5 (1.13%) Cypress.io
9 5 (1.13%) webpack
10 4 (0.91%) ERwin
10 4 (0.91%) GoCD
11 3 (0.68%) Bitbucket Server
11 3 (0.68%) JUnit
11 3 (0.68%) Maven
11 3 (0.68%) Mockito
11 3 (0.68%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.45%) jMock
12 2 (0.45%) Mocha
General
1 178 (40.36%) Finance
2 146 (33.11%) Front Office
3 12 (2.72%) Public Sector
4 9 (2.04%) Banking
5 6 (1.36%) Retail
6 4 (0.91%) Marketing
6 4 (0.91%) Retail Banking
6 4 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Billing
8 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.23%) German Language
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 193 (43.76%) Developer
2 161 (36.51%) AWS Developer
3 149 (33.79%) React Developer
4 87 (19.73%) Full Stack Developer
5 82 (18.59%) AWS Engineer
5 82 (18.59%) JavaScript Developer
5 82 (18.59%) Node.js Developer
6 57 (12.93%) DevOps Engineer
7 56 (12.70%) Data Engineer
8 36 (8.16%) Python Engineer
9 34 (7.71%) AWS DevOps
10 33 (7.48%) Architect
11 28 (6.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 24 (5.44%) Cloud Engineer
13 22 (4.99%) AWS Architect
14 18 (4.08%) Python Developer
15 16 (3.63%) Technical Leader
16 15 (3.40%) DBA
16 15 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
17 11 (2.49%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (39.46%) Node.js
2 173 (39.23%) Web Services
3 170 (38.55%) React
4 37 (8.39%) Kafka
5 19 (4.31%) Celery
6 18 (4.08%) .NET
7 16 (3.63%) ActiveMQ
7 16 (3.63%) REST
8 14 (3.17%) Apache Beam
8 14 (3.17%) Swagger
9 13 (2.95%) HTML
9 13 (2.95%) JSON
9 13 (2.95%) RESTful
10 12 (2.72%) CSS
10 12 (2.72%) SOAP
11 11 (2.49%) Lambda Expressions
11 11 (2.49%) Pandas
11 11 (2.49%) PySpark
12 10 (2.27%) Express
13 9 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.08%) Cloud Native
3 14 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (2.72%) User Experience
5 10 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.81%) Replication
7 5 (1.13%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.13%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.68%) NHS
9 2 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.45%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.23%) Blog
10 1 (0.23%) CMDB
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.23%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.11%) Linux
2 29 (6.58%) Windows
3 9 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.91%) Ubuntu
4 4 (0.91%) Unix
5 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.45%) VMS
6 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.23%) AIX
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (37.19%) Software Engineering
3 147 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 141 (31.97%) Investment Management
5 128 (29.02%) DevOps
6 46 (10.43%) Analytics
7 45 (10.20%) Microservices
8 41 (9.30%) Migration
9 38 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (7.94%) Data Modelling
11 34 (7.71%) Infrastructure as Code
12 33 (7.48%) TDD
13 32 (7.26%) Configuration Management
14 27 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (5.90%) Test Automation
15 26 (5.90%) Workflow
16 24 (5.44%) ETL
17 20 (4.54%) Scrum
18 19 (4.31%) DevSecOps
18 19 (4.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 177 (40.14%) JavaScript
2 166 (37.64%) Python
3 150 (34.01%) TypeScript
4 106 (24.04%) SQL
5 53 (12.02%) Java
6 28 (6.35%) Bash Shell
7 20 (4.54%) C
8 16 (3.63%) R
9 14 (3.17%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.95%) Scala
11 10 (2.27%) PHP
12 8 (1.81%) Ruby
13 5 (1.13%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.91%) Go
14 4 (0.91%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.68%) C#
15 3 (0.68%) C++
15 3 (0.68%) Java 8
15 3 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.90%) AWS Certification
3 24 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.49%) Degree
5 4 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.45%) MCITP
7 2 (0.45%) MCSE
8 1 (0.23%) CCA
8 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.17%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.68%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) GDPR
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 181 (41.04%) Docker
2 14 (3.17%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.91%) HDFS
4 4 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.91%) XenApp
4 4 (0.91%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.68%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.45%) Postfix
6 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.23%) etcd
7 1 (0.23%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.23%) Varnish
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 248 (56.24%) Terraform
2 209 (47.39%) Kubernetes
3 54 (12.24%) Ansible
4 28 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (5.67%) Puppet
6 17 (3.85%) Grafana
6 17 (3.85%) Prometheus
7 11 (2.49%) Packer
8 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 4 (0.91%) Foglight
9 4 (0.91%) Istio
9 4 (0.91%) Nagios
9 4 (0.91%) SCCM
10 3 (0.68%) Kibana
10 3 (0.68%) logstash
11 2 (0.45%) Opsview
11 2 (0.45%) Pingdom
11 2 (0.45%) Salt
11 2 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 31 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.90%) Oracle
3 15 (3.40%) Splunk
4 14 (3.17%) Citrix
4 14 (3.17%) ServiceNow
4 14 (3.17%) Veracode
5 13 (2.95%) Informatica
6 11 (2.49%) Talend
7 9 (2.04%) VMware
8 8 (1.81%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.59%) IBM
9 7 (1.59%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.36%) Adobe
10 6 (1.36%) Teradata
11 4 (0.91%) Lotus
11 4 (0.91%) New Relic
11 4 (0.91%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.91%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 4 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.91%) SAP