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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
UK
Rank 511 572 594
Rank change year-on-year +61 +22  
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 82 72 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.057%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.80% 0.61% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 47 28
Median daily rate £500 £475 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +13.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £403
% change year-on-year - +18.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Amazon RDS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10310 11780 11881
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.76% 22.14% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6977 7896 7584
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 189 157
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.50 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £46.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

Amazon RDS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Amazon RDS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Top 29 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 81 £500 +5.26% 32
London +40 62 £500 +5.26% 19
City of London +12 11 £588 +11.90% 6
East of England -4 5 £530 +10.12% 6
South West - 5 £325 -
South East +18 4 £450 - 2
Croydon - 4 - -
North West +27 3 £494 +11.58%
Bristol - 3 - -
Manchester +15 2 £494 -
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £505 +3.58% 1
Cambridge +2 2 £505 +3.58% 1
Bath - 2 £325 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £450 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £325 -
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £550 - 4
Suffolk - 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £363 -
Belfast - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £363 -
Norwich - 1 £550 - 2

Amazon RDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon RDS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Amazon RDS.

1 206 (96.26%) Amazon AWS
2 170 (79.44%) Amazon EC2
3 131 (61.21%) Amazon S3
4 128 (59.81%) DevOps
5 107 (50.00%) Linux
6 98 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
7 95 (44.39%) Puppet
8 93 (43.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 84 (39.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 77 (35.98%) Docker
11 72 (33.64%) Python
12 71 (33.18%) Jenkins
13 68 (31.78%) Terraform
14 61 (28.50%) Java
15 60 (28.04%) Route 53
15 60 (28.04%) Bash Shell
16 59 (27.57%) Ansible
17 57 (26.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 57 (26.64%) Web Services
18 54 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
19 51 (23.83%) VPN
20 48 (22.43%) Configuration Management
20 48 (22.43%) nginx
21 46 (21.50%) Amazon ELB
22 45 (21.03%) Auto-Scaling
22 45 (21.03%) Windows
23 44 (20.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
23 44 (20.56%) CloudFront
24 42 (19.63%) High Availability
24 42 (19.63%) Opscode Chef

Amazon RDS
Top Related 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 48 (22.43%) nginx
2 29 (13.55%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (12.15%) Confluence
4 19 (8.88%) Apache
5 17 (7.94%) Tomcat
6 15 (7.01%) IIS
7 7 (3.27%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.34%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.87%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.40%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.93%) Apache Qpid
12 2 (0.93%) Lightstreamer
12 2 (0.93%) WebORB
13 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.47%) SAS
13 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) SPSS
3 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.93%) SAP MDG
2 2 (0.93%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 206 (96.26%) Amazon AWS
2 170 (79.44%) Amazon EC2
3 131 (61.21%) Amazon S3
4 93 (43.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 84 (39.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 60 (28.04%) Route 53
7 57 (26.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 46 (21.50%) Amazon ELB
9 44 (20.56%) CloudFront
10 42 (19.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 37 (17.29%) Amazon SQS
12 36 (16.82%) AWS CloudTrail
12 36 (16.82%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (14.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 29 (13.55%) PaaS
15 27 (12.62%) AWS Lambda
16 12 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
17 9 (4.21%) GitHub
18 7 (3.27%) Amazon Kinesis
18 7 (3.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (23.83%) VPN
2 28 (13.08%) HTTP
3 24 (11.21%) TCP/IP
4 20 (9.35%) Firewall
4 20 (9.35%) SSL
5 13 (6.07%) DNS
6 9 (4.21%) WAN
7 8 (3.74%) Internet
7 8 (3.74%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (3.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (3.27%) MPLS
8 7 (3.27%) VLAN
9 6 (2.80%) Kerberos
9 6 (2.80%) LDAP
10 5 (2.34%) Network Security
10 5 (2.34%) SSH
11 4 (1.87%) DHCP
11 4 (1.87%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (1.87%) OpenVPN
11 4 (1.87%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 24 (11.21%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.28%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (9.81%) MySQL
5 20 (9.35%) Amazon Redshift
6 15 (7.01%) MongoDB
7 12 (5.61%) NoSQL
8 9 (4.21%) Big Data
8 9 (4.21%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.27%) Apache Hive
9 7 (3.27%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.27%) Redis
10 5 (2.34%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.93%) HBase
12 2 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.93%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 71 (33.18%) Jenkins
2 38 (17.76%) Git (software)
3 26 (12.15%) JIRA
4 23 (10.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (8.41%) Vagrant
6 13 (6.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (6.07%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.74%) Maven
7 8 (3.74%) SonarQube
7 8 (3.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (3.74%) Subversion
8 6 (2.80%) Artifactory
9 5 (2.34%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.87%) Ant
10 4 (1.87%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.87%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.87%) GitLab
10 4 (1.87%) JUnit
10 4 (1.87%) Liquibase
11 2 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 32 (14.95%) Finance
2 7 (3.27%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.87%) Front Office
4 3 (1.40%) Electronics
4 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.40%) Marketing
4 3 (1.40%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.40%) Publishing
4 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 92 (42.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 71 (33.18%) AWS DevOps
3 66 (30.84%) AWS Engineer
4 34 (15.89%) Architect
5 25 (11.68%) Developer
6 21 (9.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 18 (8.41%) AWS Architect
8 15 (7.01%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (6.07%) Consultant
9 13 (6.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 12 (5.61%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (5.61%) Senior DevOps
11 11 (5.14%) Cloud Architect
11 11 (5.14%) Operations Engineer
11 11 (5.14%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.74%) AWS Consultant
13 8 (3.74%) AWS Developer
13 8 (3.74%) DevOps Consultant
13 8 (3.74%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (26.64%) Web Services
2 37 (17.29%) Elastic Stack
3 27 (12.62%) HTML
4 15 (7.01%) .NET
5 14 (6.54%) JSON
6 13 (6.07%) CSS
6 13 (6.07%) Node.js
6 13 (6.07%) REST
7 10 (4.67%) boto
7 10 (4.67%) Django
7 10 (4.67%) HTML5
8 9 (4.21%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (3.74%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (3.27%) Kafka
10 7 (3.27%) Sensu
11 6 (2.80%) XML
12 5 (2.34%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.34%) Java EE
13 4 (1.87%) MCollective
13 4 (1.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.81%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (6.07%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.74%) Clustering
3 8 (3.74%) PKI
4 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.27%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.80%) Replication
6 4 (1.87%) BYOD
6 4 (1.87%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.93%) AS400
8 2 (0.93%) CESG
8 2 (0.93%) iSeries
8 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.93%) User Experience
9 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.47%) PMI
9 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 107 (50.00%) Linux
2 45 (21.03%) Windows
3 31 (14.49%) CentOS
4 17 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.61%) Unix
5 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.14%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.87%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.87%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.87%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.40%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.47%) Debian
10 1 (0.47%) SUSE
10 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (59.81%) DevOps
2 98 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (22.43%) Configuration Management
5 45 (21.03%) Auto-Scaling
6 42 (19.63%) High Availability
7 36 (16.82%) Microservices
8 32 (14.95%) Load Balancing
9 24 (11.21%) Migration
10 19 (8.88%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (8.88%) Scrum
11 14 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (6.54%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 14 (6.54%) Mentoring
11 14 (6.54%) Open Source
11 14 (6.54%) Web Operations
12 12 (5.61%) E-Commerce
12 12 (5.61%) SOA
13 11 (5.14%) Automated Testing
13 11 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 72 (33.64%) Python
2 61 (28.50%) Java
3 60 (28.04%) Bash Shell
4 39 (18.22%) Ruby
5 33 (15.42%) SQL
6 28 (13.08%) PowerShell
7 21 (9.81%) JavaScript
8 20 (9.35%) PHP
9 19 (8.88%) C#
10 16 (7.48%) Perl
11 6 (2.80%) C
12 5 (2.34%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.87%) Groovy
14 3 (1.40%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.40%) Scala
14 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.40%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.93%) C++
15 2 (0.93%) ES6
15 2 (0.93%) Go
Qualifications
1 37 (17.29%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.42%) AWS Certification
3 27 (12.62%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.80%) CCNA
4 6 (2.80%) CCNP
4 6 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.34%) CCIE
5 5 (2.34%) Degree
5 5 (2.34%) MCSE
5 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.87%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (1.87%) MCITP
6 4 (1.87%) MCP
7 2 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) CISA
8 1 (0.47%) CISM
8 1 (0.47%) CISSP
8 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.14%) QA
2 5 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.93%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (35.98%) Docker
2 26 (12.15%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.80%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.80%) vCloud
5 6 (2.80%) vSphere
6 4 (1.87%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.87%) LXC
6 4 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.87%) Postfix
6 4 (1.87%) Squid
6 4 (1.87%) VirtualBox
6 4 (1.87%) XenApp
6 4 (1.87%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.93%) Corosync
9 1 (0.47%) iptables
9 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 95 (44.39%) Puppet
2 68 (31.78%) Terraform
3 59 (27.57%) Ansible
4 42 (19.63%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (11.68%) Kubernetes
6 20 (9.35%) Kibana
7 18 (8.41%) logstash
8 10 (4.67%) Salt
9 9 (4.21%) Graphite
10 8 (3.74%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (3.74%) StatsD
11 6 (2.80%) Nagios
11 6 (2.80%) Packer
11 6 (2.80%) SELinux
12 5 (2.34%) collectd
12 5 (2.34%) OSSEC
12 5 (2.34%) Rancher
13 4 (1.87%) EdgeSight
13 4 (1.87%) Grafana
13 4 (1.87%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 31 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.35%) New Relic
3 19 (8.88%) SaltStack
3 19 (8.88%) VMware
4 13 (6.07%) Oracle
5 12 (5.61%) Atlassian
6 10 (4.67%) Cisco
7 9 (4.21%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.27%) Rackspace
9 6 (2.80%) Citrix
9 6 (2.80%) SAP
10 5 (2.34%) Trend Micro
11 4 (1.87%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.87%) Sonatype
12 3 (1.40%) Assembla
12 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.93%) Adobe
13 2 (0.93%) Embarcadero
13 2 (0.93%) Informatica
13 2 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
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