Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 505 606 762
Rank change year-on-year +101 +156 +45
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 382 243 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.74% 1.13% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 169 72
UK median daily rate £525 £510 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £392 £400 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 21,962 21,555 24,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.83% 22.46% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,280 14,410 16,551
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 307 411
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.64% -1.79% +1.82%
10th Percentile £15.07 £9.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.83 £48.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +53.00% -9.09% +3.77%

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 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Top 13 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 17 February 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 +96 376 £525 +2.94% 90
London +21 246 £533 +2.65% 49
UK excluding London +88 130 £488 +8.33% 43
South West +45 37 £500 - 8
Midlands +38 35 £550 +22.22% 6
West Midlands +31 27 £488 +8.33% 4
South East +2 27 £450 - 4
North of England +29 19 £425 -15.00% 19
North West +15 16 £400 -30.43% 11
East of England -18 12 £550 +3.77% 4
East Midlands 0 3 £550 - 2
North East - 3 £575 - 2
Scotland -17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 372 (97.38%) Amazon AWS
2 247 (64.66%) Amazon EC2
3 234 (61.26%) DevOps
4 204 (53.40%) Linux
5 181 (47.38%) Python
6 179 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
7 175 (45.81%) Amazon S3
8 166 (43.46%) Jenkins
9 165 (43.19%) Terraform
10 159 (41.62%) Ansible
11 157 (41.10%) Docker
12 156 (40.84%) Configuration Management
13 144 (37.70%) Git (software)
14 139 (36.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 133 (34.82%) Java
16 132 (34.55%) Route 53
17 129 (33.77%) Puppet
18 113 (29.58%) Amazon ELB
19 109 (28.53%) AWS Lambda
19 109 (28.53%) Serverless
20 97 (25.39%) Opscode Chef
21 87 (22.77%) SQL
22 85 (22.25%) AWS CloudFormation
23 83 (21.73%) Bash Shell
24 76 (19.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
25 75 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
25 75 (19.63%) Node.js
26 74 (19.37%) Security Cleared
27 73 (19.11%) JIRA
28 70 (18.32%) Web Services

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 59 (15.45%) Confluence
2 48 (12.57%) Apache
3 45 (11.78%) Elasticsearch
4 40 (10.47%) Tomcat
5 30 (7.85%) nginx
6 24 (6.28%) Apache Spark
7 15 (3.93%) JBoss
7 15 (3.93%) WebLogic
8 9 (2.36%) Jetty
9 8 (2.09%) IIS
9 8 (2.09%) WildFly
10 7 (1.83%) Oracle Beehive
10 7 (1.83%) SAS
11 6 (1.57%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (1.57%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.05%) Mongrel
13 3 (0.79%) CMS
14 2 (0.52%) Drupal
14 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.79%) Stata
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.26%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.26%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 372 (97.38%) Amazon AWS
2 247 (64.66%) Amazon EC2
3 175 (45.81%) Amazon S3
4 139 (36.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 132 (34.55%) Route 53
6 113 (29.58%) Amazon ELB
7 109 (28.53%) AWS Lambda
7 109 (28.53%) Serverless
8 85 (22.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 76 (19.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 62 (16.23%) GitHub
11 47 (12.30%) CloudFront
12 37 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (8.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 29 (7.59%) Amazon SQS
15 24 (6.28%) Amazon Kinesis
16 23 (6.02%) SaaS
17 22 (5.76%) Amazon EMR
18 16 (4.19%) PaaS
19 15 (3.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (16.75%) TCP/IP
2 59 (15.45%) DNS
3 42 (10.99%) HTTP
4 41 (10.73%) Firewall
5 20 (5.24%) OpenLDAP
6 19 (4.97%) VPN
7 11 (2.88%) ICMP
7 11 (2.88%) OpenVPN
7 11 (2.88%) SSH
8 8 (2.09%) SSL
9 7 (1.83%) DHCP
10 6 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.31%) Internet
11 5 (1.31%) IPsec
11 5 (1.31%) SAN
12 4 (1.05%) FTP
13 3 (0.79%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.79%) NAS
13 3 (0.79%) Network Security
14 2 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (15.97%) MySQL
2 59 (15.45%) PostgreSQL
3 55 (14.40%) SQL Server
4 54 (14.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 39 (10.21%) NoSQL
6 37 (9.69%) Amazon Redshift
7 33 (8.64%) Relational Database
8 28 (7.33%) MongoDB
9 25 (6.54%) Hadoop
10 24 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (4.97%) Power BI
12 14 (3.66%) HBase
13 13 (3.40%) Amazon Aurora
13 13 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (3.14%) Big Data
14 12 (3.14%) RDBMS
15 9 (2.36%) Apache Hive
15 9 (2.36%) Oracle Database
15 9 (2.36%) Pentaho
16 8 (2.09%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 166 (43.46%) Jenkins
2 144 (37.70%) Git (software)
3 73 (19.11%) JIRA
4 54 (14.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 40 (10.47%) Artifactory
6 30 (7.85%) Maven
7 21 (5.50%) Bitbucket
8 17 (4.45%) Liquibase
9 15 (3.93%) JUnit
10 14 (3.66%) Ant
10 14 (3.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 13 (3.40%) SonarQube
12 12 (3.14%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.88%) Subversion
14 8 (2.09%) NUnit
14 8 (2.09%) Selenium
15 6 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (1.57%) NuGet
15 6 (1.57%) Vagrant
15 6 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (7.85%) Finance
2 8 (2.09%) Publishing
3 7 (1.83%) Banking
3 7 (1.83%) Retail
4 5 (1.31%) Marketing
5 4 (1.05%) Front Office
5 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.79%) Electronics
6 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.52%) Back Office
7 2 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 178 (46.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 102 (26.70%) AWS Engineer
3 90 (23.56%) AWS DevOps
4 78 (20.42%) Developer
5 77 (20.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 29 (7.59%) AWS Developer
7 28 (7.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 26 (6.81%) Architect
9 19 (4.97%) Consultant
10 17 (4.45%) Senior DevOps
11 16 (4.19%) SQL Developer
12 13 (3.40%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.14%) AWS Architect
13 12 (3.14%) Data Engineer
13 12 (3.14%) DevOps Consultant
13 12 (3.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 11 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
14 11 (2.88%) Linux Engineer
14 11 (2.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 10 (2.62%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (19.63%) Node.js
2 70 (18.32%) Web Services
3 51 (13.35%) Elastic Stack
4 35 (9.16%) JSON
5 25 (6.54%) REST
6 24 (6.28%) YAML
7 20 (5.24%) .NET
8 18 (4.71%) Kafka
9 16 (4.19%) jQuery
10 13 (3.40%) HTML
10 13 (3.40%) J2EE
10 13 (3.40%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (3.14%) CSS
11 12 (3.14%) LAMP
11 12 (3.14%) LEMP Stack
11 12 (3.14%) Sensu
12 11 (2.88%) MCollective
13 10 (2.62%) React
13 10 (2.62%) Spring
14 8 (2.09%) Hystrix
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
1 28 (7.33%) Public Cloud
2 25 (6.54%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (3.93%) Fintech
4 14 (3.66%) Cloud Native
5 11 (2.88%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (1.31%) Clustering
6 5 (1.31%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.05%) PKI
8 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.79%) Replication
9 2 (0.52%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.52%) NHS
9 2 (0.52%) RIA
9 2 (0.52%) Smart Home
9 2 (0.52%) User Experience
9 2 (0.52%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 204 (53.40%) Linux
2 55 (14.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 47 (12.30%) Windows
4 43 (11.26%) Unix
5 36 (9.42%) CentOS
6 32 (8.38%) Windows Server
7 27 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.09%) CoreOS
9 6 (1.57%) DC/OS
9 6 (1.57%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.31%) Debian
11 4 (1.05%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.79%) VMS
13 1 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (61.26%) DevOps
2 179 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (40.84%) Configuration Management
4 75 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (14.66%) Migration
6 42 (10.99%) Open Source
6 42 (10.99%) Scrum
7 40 (10.47%) Test Automation
8 39 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (9.69%) Continuous Delivery
10 29 (7.59%) Analytics
11 27 (7.07%) ETL
12 25 (6.54%) Build Automation
13 24 (6.28%) High Availability
13 24 (6.28%) Load Balancing
13 24 (6.28%) Mentoring
14 20 (5.24%) Coaching
15 19 (4.97%) Auto-Scaling
16 18 (4.71%) Microservices
16 18 (4.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 181 (47.38%) Python
2 133 (34.82%) Java
3 87 (22.77%) SQL
4 83 (21.73%) Bash Shell
5 64 (16.75%) Ruby
6 40 (10.47%) JavaScript
7 24 (6.28%) PHP
8 21 (5.50%) Go
9 17 (4.45%) PowerShell
10 15 (3.93%) Groovy
11 12 (3.14%) Perl
11 12 (3.14%) T-SQL
12 11 (2.88%) C#
13 9 (2.36%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.09%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.83%) R
15 7 (1.83%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.31%) Apex Code
16 5 (1.31%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (1.05%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 74 (19.37%) Security Cleared
2 59 (15.45%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.02%) AWS Certification
4 11 (2.88%) Degree
5 8 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.09%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (1.05%) MCSA
8 3 (0.79%) RHCE
9 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.26%) CCA
10 1 (0.26%) CCNA
10 1 (0.26%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.26%) MCSE
10 1 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.36%) QA
2 5 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.05%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.52%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 157 (41.10%) Docker
2 36 (9.42%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.45%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (4.19%) Squid
5 11 (2.88%) Postfix
5 11 (2.88%) vCloud
6 9 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (2.09%) HDFS
8 7 (1.83%) Hyper-V
9 5 (1.31%) VirtualBox
9 5 (1.31%) Xen
10 4 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.52%) Firmware
13 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.26%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.26%) XenApp
13 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 165 (43.19%) Terraform
2 159 (41.62%) Ansible
3 129 (33.77%) Puppet
4 97 (25.39%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (13.87%) Kubernetes
6 34 (8.90%) logstash
7 33 (8.64%) Kibana
8 24 (6.28%) ZABBIX
9 23 (6.02%) WSUS
10 17 (4.45%) Packer
11 16 (4.19%) Sysdig
12 13 (3.40%) StatsD
13 12 (3.14%) Consul
13 12 (3.14%) Grafana
13 12 (3.14%) Mesos
13 12 (3.14%) Nagios
14 11 (2.88%) Docker Swarm
14 11 (2.88%) Rancher
14 11 (2.88%) Rsyslog
15 10 (2.62%) Graphite
Vendors
1 58 (15.18%) Oracle
2 41 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.95%) Atlassian
4 26 (6.81%) VMware
5 22 (5.76%) Red Hat
6 18 (4.71%) Google
6 18 (4.71%) SaltStack
7 15 (3.93%) Sonatype
8 11 (2.88%) Splunk
9 8 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.83%) Capita
10 7 (1.83%) Rackspace
11 6 (1.57%) Tableau
12 5 (1.31%) Citrix
12 5 (1.31%) ForgeRock
12 5 (1.31%) New Relic
12 5 (1.31%) SAP
12 5 (1.31%) Talend
13 4 (1.05%) Sybase
14 3 (0.79%) EMC