Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 350 311 324
Rank change year-on-year -39 +13 +194
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 513 279 752
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.76% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.32% 3.48% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 229 435
10th Percentile £421 £450 £400
25th Percentile £488 £488 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £513
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% -3.30%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £680 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £502 £475
% change year-on-year -0.40% +5.68% +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £51.58 £31.25
Median % change year-on-year - +65.04% -2.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.58 -

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 15,458 8,013 20,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.39% 21.93% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,645 5,540 14,323
10th Percentile £340 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 119 253
10th Percentile £12.39 £13.52 £12.90
25th Percentile £19.25 £17.79 £17.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.82 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.32% -23.93% -
75th Percentile £48.75 £44.62 £50.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £61.98 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -25.00% +4.35%

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 30 July 2021.

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
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 30 July 2021. 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 -36 442 £525 -4.55% 181
London -24 331 £525 -4.55% 90
Work from Home -113 190 £525 - 33
UK excluding London -50 98 £500 -0.40% 96
West Midlands -22 21 £500 -9.09% 11
Midlands -44 21 £500 - 13
South West -6 20 £425 -15.00% 6
North of England -53 18 £500 -4.03% 32
South East -39 17 £575 +15.00% 22
North West -44 12 £500 +1.01% 23
East of England -16 10 £450 -21.74% 14
Scotland -49 9 £500 -4.76% 4
Yorkshire -18 6 £525 +10.53% 7
Wales - 3 £515 - 3

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 479 (93.37%) AWS
2 331 (64.52%) Amazon S3
3 292 (56.92%) Terraform
4 286 (55.75%) Serverless
5 269 (52.44%) AWS Lambda
6 261 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
7 255 (49.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 251 (48.93%) Docker
9 245 (47.76%) Kubernetes
10 226 (44.05%) Amazon SQS
11 215 (41.91%) Software Engineering
11 215 (41.91%) JavaScript
12 210 (40.94%) React
13 207 (40.35%) Node.js
14 202 (39.38%) Web Services
14 202 (39.38%) AWS Step Functions
15 201 (39.18%) Full Stack Development
16 200 (38.99%) Finance
17 188 (36.65%) TypeScript
18 176 (34.31%) Investment Management
18 176 (34.31%) Front Office
18 176 (34.31%) Asset Management
18 176 (34.31%) Material-UI
19 134 (26.12%) DevOps
20 128 (24.95%) Python
21 122 (23.78%) Amazon EC2
22 99 (19.30%) SQL
23 98 (19.10%) PostgreSQL
24 89 (17.35%) Java
25 75 (14.62%) Azure

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 61 (11.89%) Confluence
2 35 (6.82%) Apache Airflow
3 34 (6.63%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (5.85%) Apache
5 23 (4.48%) Apache Spark
6 12 (2.34%) nginx
6 12 (2.34%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.14%) SAS
8 9 (1.75%) Luigi
9 8 (1.56%) Jupyter
10 7 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.97%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.19%) IIS
14 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Cloudability
1 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.19%) Aligne
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 479 (93.37%) AWS
2 331 (64.52%) Amazon S3
3 286 (55.75%) Serverless
4 269 (52.44%) AWS Lambda
5 226 (44.05%) Amazon SQS
6 202 (39.38%) AWS Step Functions
7 122 (23.78%) Amazon EC2
8 75 (14.62%) Azure
9 60 (11.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 49 (9.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 48 (9.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 34 (6.63%) Route 53
13 29 (5.65%) GitHub
14 27 (5.26%) Amazon ECS
15 25 (4.87%) GCP
15 25 (4.87%) Power Platform
16 23 (4.48%) Amazon EKS
16 23 (4.48%) PaaS
17 22 (4.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 22 (4.29%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.90%) DNS
2 16 (3.12%) SSL
3 13 (2.53%) Firewall
4 10 (1.95%) Internet
5 9 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.75%) VPN
6 6 (1.17%) DSL
6 6 (1.17%) MQTT
7 3 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.39%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.19%) DHCP
9 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.19%) IPsec
9 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.19%) MPLS
9 1 (0.19%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.19%) SAN
9 1 (0.19%) SMS
9 1 (0.19%) SMTP
9 1 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (49.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 98 (19.10%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (13.45%) Amazon Redshift
4 51 (9.94%) SQL Server
5 47 (9.16%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (7.99%) MySQL
7 36 (7.02%) Hadoop
8 30 (5.85%) NoSQL
9 27 (5.26%) Amazon Aurora
10 26 (5.07%) Amazon Athena
11 25 (4.87%) Big Data
11 25 (4.87%) Oracle Database
11 25 (4.87%) Power BI
11 25 (4.87%) Relational Database
12 19 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
13 18 (3.51%) Pentaho
14 12 (2.34%) Apache Hive
14 12 (2.34%) Metadata
15 11 (2.14%) Impala
16 10 (1.95%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 67 (13.06%) Jenkins
2 64 (12.48%) JIRA
3 34 (6.63%) Git (software)
4 33 (6.43%) GitLab
5 26 (5.07%) Artifactory
6 23 (4.48%) SonarQube
7 19 (3.70%) Bitbucket
7 19 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (1.95%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (1.75%) Maven
10 8 (1.56%) RStudio
11 6 (1.17%) Cypress.io
11 6 (1.17%) Selenium
12 5 (0.97%) Gradle
13 4 (0.78%) Postman
13 4 (0.78%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.58%) Mocha
14 3 (0.58%) Serenity BDD
14 3 (0.58%) Zephyr
General
1 200 (38.99%) Finance
2 176 (34.31%) Front Office
3 49 (9.55%) Social Skills
4 20 (3.90%) Public Sector
5 17 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.53%) Documentation Skills
7 7 (1.36%) Banking
8 3 (0.58%) Billing
8 3 (0.58%) Games
9 2 (0.39%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.39%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Retail
9 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 206 (40.16%) Developer
2 158 (30.80%) React Developer
3 133 (25.93%) AWS Developer
4 96 (18.71%) AWS Engineer
5 82 (15.98%) Full Stack Developer
5 82 (15.98%) Node.js Developer
6 79 (15.40%) JavaScript Developer
7 75 (14.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 65 (12.67%) Software Engineer
9 51 (9.94%) Architect
10 40 (7.80%) Data Engineer
11 39 (7.60%) AWS DevOps
12 36 (7.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 31 (6.04%) AWS Software Engineer
14 30 (5.85%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 28 (5.46%) AWS Architect
16 26 (5.07%) JavaScript Engineer
17 22 (4.29%) Consultant
18 20 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
18 20 (3.90%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (40.94%) React
2 207 (40.35%) Node.js
3 202 (39.38%) Web Services
4 176 (34.31%) Material-UI
5 45 (8.77%) Kafka
6 33 (6.43%) Spring
7 32 (6.24%) Spring Boot
8 24 (4.68%) JSON
9 21 (4.09%) .NET
9 21 (4.09%) Swagger
10 19 (3.70%) REST
11 18 (3.51%) RESTful
12 17 (3.31%) AngularJS
13 16 (3.12%) ActiveMQ
13 16 (3.12%) Apache Beam
14 13 (2.53%) GraphQL
15 10 (1.95%) CSS
15 10 (1.95%) HTML
16 9 (1.75%) Express
16 9 (1.75%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.43%) Cloud Native
2 14 (2.73%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.34%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.95%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.75%) Legacy Applications
5 9 (1.75%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.58%) Replication
9 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.39%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.19%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.19%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.19%) Legacy Systems
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.14%) Linux
2 45 (8.77%) Windows
3 23 (4.48%) Unix
4 20 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.53%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.34%) Ubuntu
8 11 (2.14%) Android
9 9 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.56%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (0.97%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.78%) CentOS
12 4 (0.78%) Debian
12 4 (0.78%) VMS
13 2 (0.39%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (41.91%) Software Engineering
3 201 (39.18%) Full Stack Development
4 176 (34.31%) Asset Management
4 176 (34.31%) Investment Management
5 134 (26.12%) DevOps
6 57 (11.11%) Microservices
7 56 (10.92%) Infrastructure as Code
8 52 (10.14%) Analytics
9 48 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (8.58%) Migration
11 41 (7.99%) Scrum
12 37 (7.21%) ETL
13 35 (6.82%) Configuration Management
14 28 (5.46%) Workflow
15 27 (5.26%) Data Modelling
16 26 (5.07%) TDD
17 25 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (4.29%) Data Pipeline
19 21 (4.09%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 215 (41.91%) JavaScript
2 188 (36.65%) TypeScript
3 128 (24.95%) Python
4 99 (19.30%) SQL
5 89 (17.35%) Java
6 31 (6.04%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.09%) Groovy
8 20 (3.90%) PL/SQL
9 19 (3.70%) C#
10 18 (3.51%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.34%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.14%) PHP
12 11 (2.14%) Scala
13 10 (1.95%) C
13 10 (1.95%) HiveQL
13 10 (1.95%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.75%) C++
14 9 (1.75%) R
15 7 (1.36%) Java 8
16 5 (0.97%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 62 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.68%) AWS Certification
4 18 (3.51%) Degree
5 11 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.78%) CISA
7 4 (0.78%) CISSP
7 4 (0.78%) CRISC
7 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.58%) MCSA
9 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.39%) MCITP
9 2 (0.39%) MCSE
10 1 (0.19%) CCA
10 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.70%) QA
2 6 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.39%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.39%) NIST
4 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.19%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 251 (48.93%) Docker
2 27 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (1.95%) HDFS
5 6 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.58%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.39%) XenApp
7 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.19%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.19%) Varnish
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 292 (56.92%) Terraform
2 245 (47.76%) Kubernetes
3 72 (14.04%) Ansible
4 28 (5.46%) Prometheus
5 27 (5.26%) Grafana
6 20 (3.90%) Puppet
7 18 (3.51%) Rancher
8 13 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 6 (1.17%) Packer
12 5 (0.97%) Istio
12 5 (0.97%) SCCM
13 4 (0.78%) logstash
13 4 (0.78%) Opsview
13 4 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.58%) Sysdig
15 2 (0.39%) Kibana
15 2 (0.39%) Kustomize
15 2 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 54 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.36%) Oracle
3 24 (4.68%) Informatica
4 22 (4.29%) Splunk
5 21 (4.09%) Atlassian
6 16 (3.12%) ServiceNow
6 16 (3.12%) Veracode
7 14 (2.73%) Google
8 12 (2.34%) SAP
9 11 (2.14%) Talend
10 9 (1.75%) VMware
11 8 (1.56%) Citrix
11 8 (1.56%) Dynatrace
12 7 (1.36%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.97%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.97%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.97%) New Relic
13 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.78%) CommVault
14 4 (0.78%) Symantec