Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 317 496 660
Rank change year-on-year +179 +164 +51
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 735 429 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.42% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.63% 1.88% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 280 115
UK median daily rate £500 £533 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.10% +6.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £356 £375
90th Percentile £663 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
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 20,223 22,797 20,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.19% 22.55% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,856 15,872 13,826
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £634 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 232 272
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +9.84% +7.02%
10th Percentile £14.27 £14.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £59.56 £54.88 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% +8.06% +3.33%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Top 14 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 27 June 2019. 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 +176 705 £500 -6.88% 48
London +139 449 £525 -4.55% 30
UK excluding London +128 280 £475 +5.26% 22
South West +33 68 £525 -4.23% 3
North of England +65 62 £425 -6.08% 7
Midlands +52 55 £450 -5.26% 6
South East +24 50 £488 +50.00% 2
West Midlands +18 39 £463 -2.63% 5
North West +40 36 £425 -2.02% 4
Scotland +51 25 £500 +17.65% 4
Yorkshire +32 21 £425 -11.92% 2
East of England -7 20 £425 -10.53%
East Midlands - 8 £380 - 1
North East +26 5 £413 -28.26% 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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.

1 707 (96.19%) Amazon AWS
2 471 (64.08%) Amazon EC2
3 440 (59.86%) DevOps
4 424 (57.69%) Amazon S3
5 343 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 336 (45.71%) Terraform
7 329 (44.76%) Docker
8 319 (43.40%) Java
9 299 (40.68%) AWS Lambda
9 299 (40.68%) Serverless
10 287 (39.05%) Python
11 274 (37.28%) Kubernetes
12 264 (35.92%) Linux
13 250 (34.01%) Jenkins
14 245 (33.33%) Amazon SQS
15 244 (33.20%) Web Services
16 235 (31.97%) AWS CloudFormation
17 224 (30.48%) Ansible
18 222 (30.20%) Finance
19 189 (25.71%) Git (software)
20 172 (23.40%) Amazon Redshift
21 170 (23.13%) Software Engineering
22 163 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
23 150 (20.41%) SQL
24 145 (19.73%) Asset Management
25 144 (19.59%) Microservices
26 141 (19.18%) Puppet
27 140 (19.05%) Open Source
28 139 (18.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
29 137 (18.64%) Amazon ECS

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 69 (9.39%) Apache
2 58 (7.89%) Confluence
3 42 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (4.49%) Apache Spark
5 25 (3.40%) IIS
6 16 (2.18%) nginx
7 15 (2.04%) Apache Airflow
8 14 (1.90%) Luigi
8 14 (1.90%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.77%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.63%) MS Exchange
11 8 (1.09%) GeoServer
11 8 (1.09%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.95%) CMS
12 7 (0.95%) Mendix
12 7 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.54%) Moodle
14 4 (0.54%) SAS
15 3 (0.41%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 707 (96.19%) Amazon AWS
2 471 (64.08%) Amazon EC2
3 424 (57.69%) Amazon S3
4 299 (40.68%) AWS Lambda
4 299 (40.68%) Serverless
5 245 (33.33%) Amazon SQS
6 235 (31.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 139 (18.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 137 (18.64%) Amazon ECS
9 126 (17.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 110 (14.97%) Route 53
11 106 (14.42%) OpenShift
12 104 (14.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 102 (13.88%) Amazon ELB
14 74 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
15 63 (8.57%) CloudFront
16 51 (6.94%) Amazon EMR
16 51 (6.94%) Amazon Kinesis
17 49 (6.67%) AWS CloudTrail
18 45 (6.12%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.81%) Firewall
2 27 (3.67%) DNS
2 27 (3.67%) VPN
3 26 (3.54%) OpenVPN
4 21 (2.86%) Internet
5 16 (2.18%) HTTP
5 16 (2.18%) Network Security
6 14 (1.90%) MQTT
7 12 (1.63%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (1.22%) SSH
9 8 (1.09%) MPLS
10 7 (0.95%) IP Telephony
10 7 (0.95%) WAN
11 4 (0.54%) DHCP
11 4 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.41%) tcpdump
13 2 (0.27%) LAN
13 2 (0.27%) SMTP
14 1 (0.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (23.40%) Amazon Redshift
2 126 (17.14%) MySQL
3 124 (16.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 104 (14.15%) PostgreSQL
5 71 (9.66%) SQL Server
6 62 (8.44%) Big Data
7 60 (8.16%) Amazon Aurora
8 55 (7.48%) Hadoop
8 55 (7.48%) Relational Database
9 48 (6.53%) NoSQL
10 35 (4.76%) Redis
11 30 (4.08%) Amazon Athena
12 29 (3.95%) RDBMS
13 25 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (3.13%) Oracle Database
15 18 (2.45%) MariaDB
16 15 (2.04%) MongoDB
17 13 (1.77%) Azkaban
18 11 (1.50%) Apache Hive
19 8 (1.09%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 250 (34.01%) Jenkins
2 189 (25.71%) Git (software)
3 126 (17.14%) Artifactory
4 99 (13.47%) JIRA
5 69 (9.39%) GitLab
5 69 (9.39%) RStudio
6 62 (8.44%) SonarQube
7 53 (7.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 46 (6.26%) JUnit
9 42 (5.71%) Bitbucket
10 31 (4.22%) Maven
11 29 (3.95%) Travis CI
12 23 (3.13%) Mockito
13 21 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (2.45%) DbUnit
14 18 (2.45%) jMock
15 11 (1.50%) Vagrant
16 7 (0.95%) CircleCI
16 7 (0.95%) Cucumber
16 7 (0.95%) Selenium
General
1 222 (30.20%) Finance
2 73 (9.93%) Front Office
3 32 (4.35%) Banking
4 31 (4.22%) Retail
5 10 (1.36%) Games
6 7 (0.95%) Billing
6 7 (0.95%) Marketing
6 7 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.68%) Publishing
9 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.27%) Law
11 2 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 271 (36.87%) Developer
2 182 (24.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 178 (24.22%) AWS Engineer
4 156 (21.22%) AWS Developer
5 120 (16.33%) AWS DevOps
6 115 (15.65%) Java Developer
7 82 (11.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 62 (8.44%) Architect
9 60 (8.16%) Senior Developer
10 57 (7.76%) Angular Developer
11 49 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
12 44 (5.99%) Cloud Engineer
12 44 (5.99%) Java Software Developer
13 43 (5.85%) UI Developer
14 42 (5.71%) Senior DevOps
15 39 (5.31%) JavaScript Engineer
15 39 (5.31%) Lead Developer
15 39 (5.31%) Software Engineer
16 38 (5.17%) Senior Software Developer
16 38 (5.17%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (33.20%) Web Services
2 119 (16.19%) J2EE
3 83 (11.29%) REST
4 78 (10.61%) AngularJS
5 69 (9.39%) Kafka
6 68 (9.25%) Node.js
7 66 (8.98%) SOAP
8 57 (7.76%) RESTful
9 54 (7.35%) JSON
9 54 (7.35%) React
10 47 (6.39%) Spring
11 46 (6.26%) J2SE
12 44 (5.99%) XML
13 39 (5.31%) CSS
14 37 (5.03%) HTML
15 35 (4.76%) .NET
16 32 (4.35%) Spring Boot
17 31 (4.22%) Vue.js
18 25 (3.40%) JMS
18 25 (3.40%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 70 (9.52%) Fixed Income
2 33 (4.49%) Linux Command Line
3 29 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.13%) Cloud Native
6 20 (2.72%) Data Structures
6 20 (2.72%) Public Cloud
7 19 (2.59%) Data Centre
7 19 (2.59%) NHS
8 12 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
8 12 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.50%) PKI
10 10 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.09%) Smart Meter
13 7 (0.95%) User Experience
14 6 (0.82%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
15 4 (0.54%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 264 (35.92%) Linux
2 89 (12.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 84 (11.43%) Windows
4 63 (8.57%) Unix
5 39 (5.31%) CentOS
6 24 (3.27%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.77%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.50%) Debian
8 11 (1.50%) Fedora
9 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.68%) Android
11 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.54%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.27%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.14%) VMS
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (59.86%) DevOps
2 343 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (23.13%) Software Engineering
4 163 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
5 145 (19.73%) Asset Management
6 144 (19.59%) Microservices
7 140 (19.05%) Open Source
8 117 (15.92%) Scrum
9 109 (14.83%) Migration
10 90 (12.24%) TDD
11 89 (12.11%) Configuration Management
12 75 (10.20%) Decision-Making
13 74 (10.07%) Infrastructure as Code
14 68 (9.25%) Deployment Automation
15 58 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
16 57 (7.76%) Release Management
17 47 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
18 46 (6.26%) Front End Development
19 43 (5.85%) BDD
20 41 (5.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 319 (43.40%) Java
2 287 (39.05%) Python
3 150 (20.41%) SQL
4 122 (16.60%) Bash Shell
5 102 (13.88%) JavaScript
6 47 (6.39%) Java 8
7 43 (5.85%) PowerShell
8 35 (4.76%) C#
9 29 (3.95%) PHP
10 28 (3.81%) Scala
11 21 (2.86%) Ruby
12 18 (2.45%) TypeScript
13 17 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.63%) ES6
15 10 (1.36%) Go
15 10 (1.36%) Perl
16 7 (0.95%) C++
17 6 (0.82%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.41%) Groovy
18 3 (0.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 116 (15.78%) Security Cleared
2 101 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 78 (10.61%) AWS Certification
4 39 (5.31%) Degree
5 22 (2.99%) RHCE
6 15 (2.04%) Master's Degree
7 14 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.63%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.54%) CISM
9 4 (0.54%) CISSP
9 4 (0.54%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.41%) MCSE
10 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.27%) MCP
11 2 (0.27%) MCSA
11 2 (0.27%) OCA
11 2 (0.27%) OCAJ
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 16 (2.18%) NCSC
2 16 (2.18%) NIST
3 11 (1.50%) QA
4 6 (0.82%) SLA
5 5 (0.68%) PMO
6 3 (0.41%) GDPR
7 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 329 (44.76%) Docker
2 35 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.45%) Postfix
4 17 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (1.50%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.82%) LXC
7 6 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (0.68%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.41%) HDFS
10 3 (0.41%) Squid
11 2 (0.27%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.14%) Xen
12 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 336 (45.71%) Terraform
2 274 (37.28%) Kubernetes
3 224 (30.48%) Ansible
4 141 (19.18%) Puppet
5 81 (11.02%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (3.54%) FreeIPA
6 26 (3.54%) Grafana
6 26 (3.54%) Packer
6 26 (3.54%) Prometheus
7 13 (1.77%) SCCM
8 10 (1.36%) Mesos
9 9 (1.22%) logstash
10 8 (1.09%) Nagios
11 6 (0.82%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.82%) Kibana
11 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.68%) Consul
12 5 (0.68%) Marathon
12 5 (0.68%) Nessus
12 5 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 85 (11.56%) Oracle
2 67 (9.12%) Splunk
3 49 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 44 (5.99%) Atlassian
4 44 (5.99%) Red Hat
5 28 (3.81%) Black Duck
6 22 (2.99%) Cloudera
7 17 (2.31%) Qualys
8 12 (1.63%) Google
9 9 (1.22%) New Relic
10 8 (1.09%) Citrix
10 8 (1.09%) VMware
11 7 (0.95%) Tableau
12 6 (0.82%) Ping Identity
13 5 (0.68%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.68%) Mercator
13 5 (0.68%) Rackspace
14 4 (0.54%) Cisco
14 4 (0.54%) HP
14 4 (0.54%) IBM