Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 304 325 488
Rank change year-on-year +21 +163 +162
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 265 729 471
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.79% 0.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.49% 3.62% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 419 328
Median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £400 £356
90th Percentile £663 £663 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +35.94% +30.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 7,584 20,143 23,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.66% 21.96% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,909 13,775 16,471
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £415
% change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 264 242
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £15.15 £14.08 £13.52
90th Percentile £53.80 £60.00 £53.73
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 10 August 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Amazon RDS over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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 +31 257 £550 +10.00% 67
London +23 164 £550 +1.15% 35
UK excluding London +54 88 £500 +5.26% 33
North of England +89 42 £495 +10.00% 9
North West +55 24 £490 +3.16% 5
Work from Home -57 24 £525 +7.97% 14
North East +52 16 £700 +77.78%
South West +39 13 £525 +1.94% 5
South East +143 12 £500 - 7
East of England +72 11 £568 +33.53% 4
Midlands +37 9 £525 +15.07% 6
East Midlands +52 5 £475 +21.79%
West Midlands +28 4 £584 +26.22% 6
Yorkshire +67 2 £475 +14.46% 4
Scotland +59 1 £525 +5.00% 2

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 253 (95.47%) AWS
2 171 (64.53%) Amazon EC2
3 156 (58.87%) Amazon S3
3 156 (58.87%) DevOps
4 151 (56.98%) Python
5 131 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (49.06%) Terraform
7 122 (46.04%) Serverless
8 121 (45.66%) Java
8 121 (45.66%) Finance
9 116 (43.77%) Docker
9 116 (43.77%) Kubernetes
10 115 (43.40%) AWS Lambda
11 111 (41.89%) Jenkins
11 111 (41.89%) Web Services
12 99 (37.36%) Software Engineering
13 94 (35.47%) Amazon SQS
14 89 (33.58%) Asset Management
15 84 (31.70%) AWS CloudFormation
15 84 (31.70%) Amazon Redshift
15 84 (31.70%) Amazon ECS
16 83 (31.32%) OpenShift
17 76 (28.68%) Deployment Automation
18 73 (27.55%) Fixed Income
19 72 (27.17%) Front Office
20 67 (25.28%) Linux
21 66 (24.91%) Decision-Making
22 60 (22.64%) Derivative
23 59 (22.26%) Equities
23 59 (22.26%) Artifactory

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 16 (6.04%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (5.28%) Apache Spark
3 13 (4.91%) Confluence
4 7 (2.64%) Jupyter
5 6 (2.26%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.51%) Apache
7 3 (1.13%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (1.13%) IIS
7 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.38%) JBoss
9 1 (0.38%) Luigi
9 1 (0.38%) nginx
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 253 (95.47%) AWS
2 171 (64.53%) Amazon EC2
3 156 (58.87%) Amazon S3
4 122 (46.04%) Serverless
5 115 (43.40%) AWS Lambda
6 94 (35.47%) Amazon SQS
7 84 (31.70%) Amazon ECS
7 84 (31.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 83 (31.32%) OpenShift
9 43 (16.23%) Route 53
10 41 (15.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 41 (15.47%) Azure
11 40 (15.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 20 (7.55%) Amazon ELB
13 19 (7.17%) Amazon EKS
14 17 (6.42%) CloudFront
14 17 (6.42%) GitHub
15 13 (4.91%) AWS CloudTrail
15 13 (4.91%) AWS CodePipeline
16 12 (4.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.04%) DNS
2 7 (2.64%) HTTP
3 6 (2.26%) Firewall
4 5 (1.89%) DHCP
4 5 (1.89%) Network Security
5 4 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (1.51%) Skype
5 4 (1.51%) SSL
5 4 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.13%) DMZ
6 3 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.75%) Internet
7 2 (0.75%) VoIP
7 2 (0.75%) VPN
8 1 (0.38%) MPLS
8 1 (0.38%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.38%) SMTP
8 1 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (31.70%) Amazon Redshift
2 43 (16.23%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (14.72%) Amazon Aurora
4 32 (12.08%) Relational Database
5 28 (10.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 21 (7.92%) NoSQL
7 18 (6.79%) RDBMS
8 17 (6.42%) MySQL
9 16 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (6.04%) MongoDB
10 15 (5.66%) Amazon Athena
10 15 (5.66%) Data Lake
11 10 (3.77%) Oracle Database
11 10 (3.77%) Power BI
12 9 (3.40%) Big Data
13 8 (3.02%) Cosmos DB
14 7 (2.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 7 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (2.64%) Looker
14 7 (2.64%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 111 (41.89%) Jenkins
2 59 (22.26%) Artifactory
3 42 (15.85%) RStudio
4 38 (14.34%) Git (software)
5 15 (5.66%) JIRA
6 14 (5.28%) GitLab
7 11 (4.15%) Maven
8 10 (3.77%) CircleCI
8 10 (3.77%) GoCD
8 10 (3.77%) JUnit
8 10 (3.77%) SonarQube
9 9 (3.40%) Travis CI
10 8 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.26%) Spinnaker
13 5 (1.89%) Gradle
13 5 (1.89%) Mockito
13 5 (1.89%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.51%) DbUnit
14 4 (1.51%) jMock
General
1 121 (45.66%) Finance
2 72 (27.17%) Front Office
3 14 (5.28%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.26%) Games
5 3 (1.13%) Advertising
5 3 (1.13%) Banking
5 3 (1.13%) Marketing
6 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (30.94%) Developer
2 81 (30.57%) AWS Engineer
3 74 (27.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 57 (21.51%) AWS DevOps
5 48 (18.11%) AWS Developer
6 47 (17.74%) Java Developer
7 44 (16.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 35 (13.21%) Java Software Developer
9 34 (12.83%) Python Engineer
10 29 (10.94%) Java Engineer
10 29 (10.94%) Python Developer
11 28 (10.57%) Software Engineer
12 27 (10.19%) Lead Developer
12 27 (10.19%) Lead Java Developer
13 26 (9.81%) Architect
13 26 (9.81%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 26 (9.81%) Lead Software Developer
14 23 (8.68%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 19 (7.17%) Lead DevOps
16 18 (6.79%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (41.89%) Web Services
2 54 (20.38%) J2EE
3 52 (19.62%) J2SE
4 21 (7.92%) gRPC
4 21 (7.92%) Protocol Buffers
4 21 (7.92%) REST
5 18 (6.79%) Elastic Stack
5 18 (6.79%) RESTful
6 17 (6.42%) React
7 15 (5.66%) .NET
7 15 (5.66%) Kafka
8 13 (4.91%) Spring
9 12 (4.53%) D3.js
10 9 (3.40%) Node.js
10 9 (3.40%) SOAP
11 7 (2.64%) JSON
11 7 (2.64%) OAuth
11 7 (2.64%) OAuth2
11 7 (2.64%) SAML
12 5 (1.89%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 73 (27.55%) Fixed Income
2 60 (22.64%) Derivative
3 59 (22.26%) Equities
4 17 (6.42%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.04%) Reference Data
6 15 (5.66%) Cloud Native
7 12 (4.53%) Hedge funds
8 10 (3.77%) Data Structures
9 8 (3.02%) PKI
10 7 (2.64%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.51%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (1.13%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.13%) Thin Client
14 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
15 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (25.28%) Linux
2 37 (13.96%) Windows
3 18 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.15%) Unix
5 9 (3.40%) CentOS
5 9 (3.40%) Debian
6 7 (2.64%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.64%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.26%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.38%) Android
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.38%) VMS
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (58.87%) DevOps
2 131 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (37.36%) Software Engineering
4 89 (33.58%) Asset Management
5 76 (28.68%) Deployment Automation
6 66 (24.91%) Decision-Making
7 50 (18.87%) Microservices
8 44 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (15.47%) Infrastructure Automation
10 37 (13.96%) Migration
11 31 (11.70%) Scrum
12 28 (10.57%) Analytics
13 24 (9.06%) TDD
14 23 (8.68%) Configuration Management
14 23 (8.68%) ETL
15 20 (7.55%) Visualisation
16 18 (6.79%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (6.79%) Open Source
17 17 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (6.42%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 151 (56.98%) Python
2 121 (45.66%) Java
3 59 (22.26%) R
4 55 (20.75%) SQL
5 31 (11.70%) JavaScript
6 30 (11.32%) Bash Shell
7 20 (7.55%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.91%) C#
9 12 (4.53%) Java 8
10 10 (3.77%) Groovy
11 9 (3.40%) Ruby
12 8 (3.02%) Scala
13 7 (2.64%) Perl
13 7 (2.64%) PHP
14 6 (2.26%) Go
14 6 (2.26%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.13%) C++
15 3 (1.13%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.75%) AWK
16 2 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (7.92%) AWS Certification
1 21 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.17%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.89%) Degree
5 3 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.42%) QA
2 14 (5.28%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.51%) GDPR
4 3 (1.13%) NCSC
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) NIST
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (43.77%) Docker
2 21 (7.92%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.13%) Postfix
8 2 (0.75%) UAG
8 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.75%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.75%) vSphere
9 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.38%) iptables
9 1 (0.38%) Varnish
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 130 (49.06%) Terraform
2 116 (43.77%) Kubernetes
3 40 (15.09%) Ansible
4 39 (14.72%) Puppet
5 24 (9.06%) Packer
6 14 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (4.91%) Prometheus
8 9 (3.40%) Consul
9 8 (3.02%) Grafana
9 8 (3.02%) SCCM
10 7 (2.64%) SCOM
10 7 (2.64%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (2.26%) PingFederate
12 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (1.13%) Graphite
13 3 (1.13%) HP SIM
13 3 (1.13%) Kibana
14 2 (0.75%) Nagios
14 2 (0.75%) WSUS
15 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 26 (9.81%) Oracle
2 19 (7.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.28%) VMware
4 13 (4.91%) Talend
5 11 (4.15%) Citrix
6 10 (3.77%) Informatica
6 10 (3.77%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.02%) MuleSoft
7 8 (3.02%) SAP
8 7 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.64%) Splunk
8 7 (2.64%) Tableau
8 7 (2.64%) Zscaler
9 6 (2.26%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.51%) Cisco
10 4 (1.51%) HP
10 4 (1.51%) NetApp
11 3 (1.13%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.13%) Brocade
12 2 (0.75%) McAfee