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 June 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.

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 498 548 588
Rank change year-on-year +50 +40  
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 89 104 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.086%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.86% 0.90% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 79 34
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £375 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £450
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
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 10379 11588 13176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.43% 21.84% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6780 7853 8607
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 193 183
Median hourly rate £31.50 £31.27 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.73% +12.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the UK

Amazon RDS
Top 30 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 June 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 +32 88 £475 - 36
London -19 56 £505 +1.00% 19
South West +14 13 £450 +38.46% 3
Croydon - 9 £450 -
South East +44 8 £450 +28.57% 3
Exeter - 7 £438 -
Devon - 7 £438 -
North West +21 6 £488 +11.42%
Oxfordshire - 6 £450 - 1
Oxford - 4 £450 - 1
Bristol -4 3 £450 +38.46% 1
East of England -10 3 £475 - 4
Manchester - 3 £450 -
Merseyside -3 2 - -
Liverpool -4 2 - -
City of London -7 2 £454 -11.02% 3
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £500 - 6
Warrington +19 1 £525 +34.61%
Cheshire +19 1 £525 +20.68%
West End of London +9 1 £500 -4.76%
Norfolk +4 1 £588 +38.23% 1
Cambridge +3 1 £350 -28.20%
Norwich +2 1 £588 +38.23% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £350 -28.20%
Bedfordshire - 1 £475 - 2
Nottingham - 1 £500 - 1
Kidlington - 1 £450 -
Taunton - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £513 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 166 (97.08%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (70.76%) Amazon EC2
3 92 (53.80%) Amazon S3
3 92 (53.80%) DevOps
4 84 (49.12%) Linux
5 64 (37.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 64 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (34.50%) Jenkins
6 59 (34.50%) Puppet
7 52 (30.41%) Java
8 48 (28.07%) Docker
9 47 (27.49%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (26.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 44 (25.73%) Ansible
12 43 (25.15%) Terraform
13 41 (23.98%) Git (software)
14 40 (23.39%) Python
14 40 (23.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 37 (21.64%) Web Services
16 36 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
16 36 (21.05%) AWS Lambda
16 36 (21.05%) Amazon ELB
17 35 (20.47%) Bash Shell
18 34 (19.88%) Route 53
18 34 (19.88%) Configuration Management
18 34 (19.88%) Windows
19 33 (19.30%) SQL
20 32 (18.71%) Continuous Delivery
20 32 (18.71%) Microservices
21 30 (17.54%) SQL Server

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 25 (14.62%) nginx
2 24 (14.04%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (12.87%) Confluence
4 21 (12.28%) Apache
5 13 (7.60%) Tomcat
6 10 (5.85%) IIS
7 5 (2.92%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.34%) Apache Pig
8 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.34%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (1.75%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.75%) Luigi
9 3 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.17%) Apache Qpid
10 2 (1.17%) Lightstreamer
10 2 (1.17%) WebORB
11 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.58%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (3.51%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.17%) SAP MDG
2 2 (1.17%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 166 (97.08%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (70.76%) Amazon EC2
3 92 (53.80%) Amazon S3
4 64 (37.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 46 (26.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 40 (23.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 36 (21.05%) Amazon ELB
7 36 (21.05%) AWS Lambda
8 34 (19.88%) Route 53
9 29 (16.96%) Amazon SQS
10 28 (16.37%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (15.79%) CloudFront
12 24 (14.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 20 (11.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 20 (11.70%) PaaS
14 15 (8.77%) AWS CloudTrail
15 11 (6.43%) Amazon Kinesis
15 11 (6.43%) GitHub
16 9 (5.26%) IaaS
17 8 (4.68%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.28%) VPN
2 20 (11.70%) HTTP
3 19 (11.11%) DNS
4 15 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 13 (7.60%) OpenLDAP
6 11 (6.43%) SSH
7 10 (5.85%) Firewall
7 10 (5.85%) OpenVPN
8 7 (4.09%) SSL
9 6 (3.51%) Internet
10 5 (2.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (2.92%) Network Security
10 5 (2.92%) WAN
11 4 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.34%) VLAN
12 3 (1.75%) MPLS
13 2 (1.17%) LAN
14 1 (0.58%) LDAP
14 1 (0.58%) SAN
14 1 (0.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (17.54%) SQL Server
3 26 (15.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 17 (9.94%) Amazon Redshift
5 16 (9.36%) MySQL
6 11 (6.43%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.85%) NoSQL
8 8 (4.68%) MongoDB
9 6 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.51%) RDBMS
9 6 (3.51%) Redis
10 5 (2.92%) Big Data
11 4 (2.34%) Apache Hive
11 4 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.75%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (1.17%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (1.17%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 59 (34.50%) Jenkins
2 41 (23.98%) Git (software)
3 30 (17.54%) JIRA
4 19 (11.11%) Maven
5 15 (8.77%) Ant
5 15 (8.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (8.19%) Bitbucket
7 12 (7.02%) TeamCity
8 11 (6.43%) JUnit
8 11 (6.43%) Liquibase
8 11 (6.43%) SonarQube
9 10 (5.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (5.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (4.09%) Eclipse
10 7 (4.09%) Vagrant
11 6 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (3.51%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.34%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.75%) GitLab
13 3 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 21 (12.28%) Finance
2 4 (2.34%) Front Office
2 4 (2.34%) Publishing
3 3 (1.75%) Marketing
4 2 (1.17%) Advertising
4 2 (1.17%) Banking
4 2 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.17%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Back Office
5 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (41.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 46 (26.90%) AWS Engineer
3 45 (26.32%) Developer
4 39 (22.81%) AWS DevOps
5 38 (22.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 21 (12.28%) Architect
7 15 (8.77%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (8.19%) AWS Developer
8 14 (8.19%) Consultant
9 11 (6.43%) AWS Architect
10 10 (5.85%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (4.09%) .NET Developer
11 7 (4.09%) Cloud Consultant
12 6 (3.51%) AWS Consultant
12 6 (3.51%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.51%) Node.js Developer
12 6 (3.51%) Senior DevOps
12 6 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 4 (2.34%) Automation Engineer
13 4 (2.34%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (21.64%) Web Services
2 26 (15.20%) Elastic Stack
3 24 (14.04%) Node.js
4 21 (12.28%) .NET
5 16 (9.36%) REST
6 15 (8.77%) HTML
7 13 (7.60%) CSS
8 10 (5.85%) MCollective
9 8 (4.68%) JSON
10 7 (4.09%) LAMP
11 6 (3.51%) AngularJS
11 6 (3.51%) jQuery
11 6 (3.51%) Kafka
12 5 (2.92%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.92%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.92%) Entity Framework
12 5 (2.92%) HTML5
12 5 (2.92%) LEMP Stack
12 5 (2.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (2.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.87%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.09%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.51%) Clustering
4 6 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.51%) User Experience
5 5 (2.92%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.34%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.75%) PKI
7 3 (1.75%) Replication
8 2 (1.17%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.17%) AS400
8 2 (1.17%) iSeries
9 1 (0.58%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.58%) CMDB
9 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.58%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.58%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 84 (49.12%) Linux
2 34 (19.88%) Windows
3 15 (8.77%) CentOS
4 8 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.68%) Unix
4 8 (4.68%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.75%) CoreOS
6 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.58%) Android
8 1 (0.58%) Debian
8 1 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (53.80%) DevOps
2 64 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (27.49%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (19.88%) Configuration Management
5 32 (18.71%) Continuous Delivery
5 32 (18.71%) Microservices
6 28 (16.37%) Migration
7 21 (12.28%) Scrum
8 20 (11.70%) Load Balancing
9 18 (10.53%) Auto-Scaling
10 14 (8.19%) Coaching
10 14 (8.19%) High Availability
11 13 (7.60%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.43%) ETL
12 11 (6.43%) Mentoring
12 11 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (5.85%) Analytics
13 10 (5.85%) Service Management
13 10 (5.85%) SOA
14 9 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.41%) Java
2 40 (23.39%) Python
3 35 (20.47%) Bash Shell
4 33 (19.30%) SQL
5 19 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 15 (8.77%) Ruby
7 13 (7.60%) C#
8 12 (7.02%) Groovy
9 9 (5.26%) PHP
10 7 (4.09%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.92%) Perl
12 4 (2.34%) Go
12 4 (2.34%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.75%) ES6
13 3 (1.75%) Scala
14 2 (1.17%) Apex Code
14 2 (1.17%) C++
14 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.19%) AWS Certification
4 6 (3.51%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.34%) Degree
6 3 (1.75%) CCNA
6 3 (1.75%) CCNP
6 3 (1.75%) MCSE
6 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.17%) CCIE
7 2 (1.17%) MCITP
7 2 (1.17%) MCP
8 1 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.58%) CISA
8 1 (0.58%) CISM
8 1 (0.58%) CISSP
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.02%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.75%) SLA
3 2 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.17%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) GCP
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (28.07%) Docker
2 13 (7.60%) Squid
3 12 (7.02%) vCloud
3 12 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (6.43%) Active Directory
5 10 (5.85%) Postfix
6 3 (1.75%) HDFS
6 3 (1.75%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.17%) Corosync
7 2 (1.17%) vSphere
8 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.58%) LXC
8 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (34.50%) Puppet
2 44 (25.73%) Ansible
3 43 (25.15%) Terraform
4 22 (12.87%) Kibana
5 21 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (11.70%) Kubernetes
6 20 (11.70%) logstash
7 13 (7.60%) Sysdig
7 13 (7.60%) ZABBIX
8 11 (6.43%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (5.85%) Rancher
9 10 (5.85%) Rsyslog
10 8 (4.68%) Graphite
11 6 (3.51%) Grafana
12 5 (2.92%) Packer
13 4 (2.34%) Consul
13 4 (2.34%) Prometheus
13 4 (2.34%) StatsD
14 3 (1.75%) rkt
14 3 (1.75%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 25 (14.62%) Oracle
2 23 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.36%) VMware
4 11 (6.43%) Sonatype
5 9 (5.26%) Atlassian
6 7 (4.09%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.51%) New Relic
8 5 (2.92%) Cisco
8 5 (2.92%) Google
9 3 (1.75%) ForgeRock
9 3 (1.75%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.75%) SAP
10 2 (1.17%) Assembla
10 2 (1.17%) Embarcadero
10 2 (1.17%) Informatica
10 2 (1.17%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.17%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.17%) Talend
11 1 (0.58%) Cognizant
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