Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 490 650 730
Rank change year-on-year +160 +80 +75
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 433 199 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.92% 0.95% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 140 106
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £341
90th Percentile £650 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 22,607 20,852 23,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.35% 22.49% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,679 13,947 16,071
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £291 £281
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 264 392
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £28.25 £25.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.35% +12.01% -15.93%
10th Percentile £14.63 £9.71 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.75 £49.63 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year +48.84% +2.84% -15.06%

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 20 April 2018.

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
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 20 April 2018. 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 +160 422 £538 +7.50% 99
London +53 267 £550 +10.00% 63
UK excluding London +84 156 £475 +5.56% 38
South East +21 46 £325 -27.78% 10
Midlands +28 35 £550 +35.38% 4
South West +30 29 £519 +59.83% 5
West Midlands +28 27 £488 +8.33% 2
North of England -1 27 £438 -7.89% 12
North West -13 20 £430 -16.10% 7
East of England +6 18 £450 -18.18% 5
North East - 4 £433 - 2
East Midlands +6 3 £550 +51.72% 2
Yorkshire -15 3 £483 +10.29% 3
Scotland -33 1 - -
Wales - 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 419 (96.77%) Amazon AWS
2 261 (60.28%) Amazon EC2
3 255 (58.89%) DevOps
4 231 (53.35%) Linux
5 199 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
6 198 (45.73%) Python
7 188 (43.42%) Amazon S3
7 188 (43.42%) Terraform
8 185 (42.73%) Ansible
9 176 (40.65%) Java
10 175 (40.42%) Jenkins
11 173 (39.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 171 (39.49%) Docker
13 160 (36.95%) Configuration Management
14 140 (32.33%) Route 53
15 127 (29.33%) Git (software)
16 126 (29.10%) Puppet
17 115 (26.56%) Opscode Chef
17 115 (26.56%) AWS Lambda
17 115 (26.56%) Serverless
18 111 (25.64%) Amazon ELB
19 99 (22.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 90 (20.79%) SQL
21 88 (20.32%) Security Cleared
21 88 (20.32%) AWS CloudFormation
22 84 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
23 81 (18.71%) Node.js
24 79 (18.24%) Web Services
25 78 (18.01%) Oracle
26 77 (17.78%) PostgreSQL

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 65 (15.01%) Confluence
2 48 (11.09%) Elasticsearch
3 42 (9.70%) Apache
4 30 (6.93%) Apache Spark
4 30 (6.93%) Tomcat
5 27 (6.24%) nginx
6 25 (5.77%) WebLogic
7 23 (5.31%) JBoss
8 13 (3.00%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.08%) Apache Airflow
9 9 (2.08%) WildFly
10 7 (1.62%) IIS
10 7 (1.62%) Oracle Beehive
10 7 (1.62%) SAS
11 6 (1.39%) Luigi
12 5 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.92%) Jetty
13 4 (0.92%) Mongrel
14 3 (0.69%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.08%) Stata
3 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.23%) PolarLake
2 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.23%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.23%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 419 (96.77%) Amazon AWS
2 261 (60.28%) Amazon EC2
3 188 (43.42%) Amazon S3
4 173 (39.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 140 (32.33%) Route 53
6 115 (26.56%) AWS Lambda
6 115 (26.56%) Serverless
7 111 (25.64%) Amazon ELB
8 99 (22.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 88 (20.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 63 (14.55%) GitHub
11 62 (14.32%) CloudFront
12 59 (13.63%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (7.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 32 (7.39%) Amazon SQS
14 29 (6.70%) Office 365
15 24 (5.54%) Amazon Kinesis
15 24 (5.54%) SaaS
16 23 (5.31%) Amazon EMR
17 20 (4.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 66 (15.24%) DNS
2 62 (14.32%) TCP/IP
3 38 (8.78%) Firewall
3 38 (8.78%) HTTP
4 24 (5.54%) VPN
5 18 (4.16%) DHCP
5 18 (4.16%) OpenLDAP
6 17 (3.93%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (2.31%) ICMP
8 9 (2.08%) SSL
9 8 (1.85%) OpenVPN
9 8 (1.85%) SSH
10 6 (1.39%) IPsec
11 4 (0.92%) FTP
11 4 (0.92%) Internet
12 3 (0.69%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.69%) SMS
13 2 (0.46%) LAN
13 2 (0.46%) SNMP
13 2 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (17.78%) PostgreSQL
2 55 (12.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 55 (12.70%) Amazon Redshift
2 55 (12.70%) MySQL
3 53 (12.24%) SQL Server
4 40 (9.24%) NoSQL
5 33 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (7.16%) Relational Database
7 28 (6.47%) Amazon Aurora
8 27 (6.24%) MongoDB
9 24 (5.54%) Hadoop
10 17 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (3.70%) Big Data
12 14 (3.23%) Power BI
13 10 (2.31%) Apache Hive
13 10 (2.31%) HBase
13 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database
13 10 (2.31%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.31%) Spotfire
14 8 (1.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 175 (40.42%) Jenkins
2 127 (29.33%) Git (software)
3 71 (16.40%) JIRA
4 44 (10.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 31 (7.16%) Artifactory
5 31 (7.16%) Maven
6 17 (3.93%) TeamCity
7 14 (3.23%) Liquibase
8 13 (3.00%) Bitbucket
9 11 (2.54%) JUnit
9 11 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (2.31%) Ant
11 9 (2.08%) RStudio
11 9 (2.08%) Selenium
11 9 (2.08%) SonarQube
12 8 (1.85%) Subversion
13 7 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.62%) Travis CI
13 7 (1.62%) Vagrant
14 6 (1.39%) Chocolatey
General
1 48 (11.09%) Finance
2 15 (3.46%) Banking
3 11 (2.54%) Back Office
4 7 (1.62%) Retail
5 6 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.15%) Marketing
7 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.92%) Publishing
8 2 (0.46%) Electronics
8 2 (0.46%) Law
8 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 180 (41.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 107 (24.71%) AWS Engineer
3 91 (21.02%) AWS DevOps
4 80 (18.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 51 (11.78%) Developer
6 34 (7.85%) Cloud Engineer
7 31 (7.16%) Architect
8 26 (6.00%) Data Engineer
9 23 (5.31%) Consultant
10 20 (4.62%) Java Engineer
11 18 (4.16%) Senior DevOps
11 18 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 15 (3.46%) AWS Developer
14 14 (3.23%) Analyst
14 14 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
14 14 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
15 13 (3.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 11 (2.54%) Windows Engineer
17 10 (2.31%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (18.71%) Node.js
2 79 (18.24%) Web Services
3 42 (9.70%) Elastic Stack
4 39 (9.01%) JSON
5 25 (5.77%) YAML
6 22 (5.08%) Spring
7 19 (4.39%) REST
8 15 (3.46%) HTML
8 15 (3.46%) Kafka
9 13 (3.00%) J2EE
9 13 (3.00%) LAMP
9 13 (3.00%) Sensu
10 12 (2.77%) Middleware
11 11 (2.54%) .NET
11 11 (2.54%) CSS
11 11 (2.54%) LEMP Stack
12 8 (1.85%) HTML5
12 8 (1.85%) MCollective
13 7 (1.62%) XML
14 6 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.00%) Public Cloud
3 23 (5.31%) Linux Command Line
4 22 (5.08%) Fintech
5 21 (4.85%) Cloud Native
6 13 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.77%) Analytical Mindset
8 10 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 9 (2.08%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.39%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.15%) Clustering
12 5 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.92%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.92%) NHS
13 4 (0.92%) Replication
13 4 (0.92%) User Experience
14 3 (0.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 231 (53.35%) Linux
2 71 (16.40%) Windows
3 54 (12.47%) Unix
4 48 (11.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (9.01%) Windows Server
6 35 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (7.85%) CentOS
8 17 (3.93%) Windows 10
9 13 (3.00%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.54%) Mac OS
11 9 (2.08%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.85%) CoreOS
13 5 (1.15%) Debian
14 4 (0.92%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.46%) Android
15 2 (0.46%) Solaris
16 1 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (58.89%) DevOps
2 199 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (36.95%) Configuration Management
4 84 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (12.47%) Migration
6 50 (11.55%) Test Automation
7 43 (9.93%) Analytics
8 41 (9.47%) Scrum
9 40 (9.24%) Open Source
10 35 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
11 34 (7.85%) Continuous Delivery
12 33 (7.62%) Microservices
13 31 (7.16%) Load Balancing
14 29 (6.70%) High Availability
15 28 (6.47%) ETL
16 24 (5.54%) Build Automation
17 23 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (5.31%) Software Engineering
18 22 (5.08%) Mentoring
19 19 (4.39%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 198 (45.73%) Python
2 176 (40.65%) Java
3 90 (20.79%) SQL
4 76 (17.55%) Bash Shell
5 55 (12.70%) Ruby
6 35 (8.08%) PowerShell
7 32 (7.39%) JavaScript
8 22 (5.08%) PHP
9 17 (3.93%) Go
10 14 (3.23%) C++
10 14 (3.23%) Scala
11 11 (2.54%) C#
12 9 (2.08%) Groovy
12 9 (2.08%) Perl
13 8 (1.85%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.85%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.62%) R
15 5 (1.15%) Apex Code
15 5 (1.15%) VBA
16 4 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (20.32%) Security Cleared
2 66 (15.24%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.16%) AWS Certification
4 20 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.70%) Degree
6 9 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.39%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.39%) PhD
9 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.69%) MCSA
11 3 (0.69%) RHCE
12 2 (0.46%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.23%) CCNA
13 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.23%) MCITP
13 1 (0.23%) MCTS
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.00%) GDPR
2 7 (1.62%) QA
3 6 (1.39%) SLA
4 5 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.92%) PMO
5 4 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 171 (39.49%) Docker
2 53 (12.24%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (3.00%) Squid
5 12 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.31%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.85%) Postfix
8 8 (1.85%) vCloud
9 6 (1.39%) Xen
10 5 (1.15%) HDFS
11 3 (0.69%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.69%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.46%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.23%) BIND 9
13 1 (0.23%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 188 (43.42%) Terraform
2 185 (42.73%) Ansible
3 126 (29.10%) Puppet
4 115 (26.56%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (15.24%) Kubernetes
6 29 (6.70%) logstash
7 28 (6.47%) Kibana
8 25 (5.77%) SCCM
9 21 (4.85%) ZABBIX
10 20 (4.62%) Consul
11 17 (3.93%) Microsoft Intune
12 16 (3.70%) Sysdig
13 15 (3.46%) WSUS
14 13 (3.00%) Docker Swarm
14 13 (3.00%) Nagios
14 13 (3.00%) StatsD
15 12 (2.77%) Grafana
15 12 (2.77%) Packer
16 10 (2.31%) Graphite
17 9 (2.08%) Salt
Vendors
1 78 (18.01%) Oracle
2 57 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 47 (10.85%) Atlassian
4 25 (5.77%) Red Hat
5 24 (5.54%) VMware
6 23 (5.31%) Google
7 22 (5.08%) SaltStack
8 11 (2.54%) Apple
8 11 (2.54%) Sonatype
8 11 (2.54%) Splunk
9 9 (2.08%) IBM
10 7 (1.62%) Capita
10 7 (1.62%) Citrix
11 6 (1.39%) EMC
11 6 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.39%) Talend
12 5 (1.15%) ForgeRock
12 5 (1.15%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.15%) SAP
13 4 (0.92%) Sybase