Period
to 1 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Amazon SQS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon SQS over the 6 months to 1 June 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 Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
UK
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 425 522 777
Rank change year-on-year +97 +255 -23
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 185 356 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.39% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.33% 1.41% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 175 78
Median daily rate £550 £515 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +1.73% +12.50%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £400
90th Percentile £713 £683 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00

Amazon SQS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 13,877 25,302 21,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.23% 27.68% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,225 17,377 14,620
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 315 307
Median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.40 £54.50 £56.25
Median hourly rate £23.19 £20.00 £16.76
% change year-on-year +15.95% +19.33% -3.93%

Amazon SQS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Amazon SQS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Amazon SQS.

Daily rate trend for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Amazon SQS over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Amazon SQS.

Hourly rate trend for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
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 SQS within the UK over the 6 months to 1 June 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 +101 183 £550 +6.80% 25
London +47 117 £550 +4.76% 14
UK excluding London +150 63 £550 +15.79% 12
Midlands +89 16 £550 +25.71%
West Midlands +71 16 £550 +25.71%
South East +121 15 £550 +15.79% 3
East of England +47 14 £638 +6.25% 5
Work from Home -15 12 £550 -18.52% 4
North of England +95 10 £495 -1.00% 2
South West +59 8 £431 -6.76% 1
North West +58 8 £495 +4.21% 2
Yorkshire +63 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon SQS 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 SQS.

1 183 (98.92%) AWS
2 132 (71.35%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (69.19%) Amazon S3
4 122 (65.95%) Java
5 111 (60.00%) Amazon RDS
6 110 (59.46%) Amazon EC2
7 108 (58.38%) Web Services
7 108 (58.38%) Serverless
8 106 (57.30%) AWS Lambda
8 106 (57.30%) Python
9 104 (56.22%) Terraform
9 104 (56.22%) Amazon Redshift
10 100 (54.05%) Jenkins
11 96 (51.89%) DevOps
12 93 (50.27%) Docker
13 89 (48.11%) Finance
13 89 (48.11%) Software Engineering
14 87 (47.03%) Amazon ECS
15 83 (44.86%) Asset Management
16 82 (44.32%) Front Office
16 82 (44.32%) Fixed Income
17 81 (43.78%) Derivative
18 80 (43.24%) Equities
19 78 (42.16%) Kubernetes
20 76 (41.08%) AWS CloudFormation
21 73 (39.46%) J2EE
22 67 (36.22%) Decision-Making
22 67 (36.22%) Deployment Automation
23 65 (35.14%) OpenShift
24 64 (34.59%) J2SE

Amazon SQS
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 26 (14.05%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (8.11%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.16%) CMS
3 4 (2.16%) Headless CMS
4 3 (1.62%) Apache
4 3 (1.62%) nginx
5 2 (1.08%) Confluence
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.54%) Luigi
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 183 (98.92%) AWS
2 128 (69.19%) Amazon S3
3 110 (59.46%) Amazon EC2
4 108 (58.38%) Serverless
5 106 (57.30%) AWS Lambda
6 87 (47.03%) Amazon ECS
7 76 (41.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 65 (35.14%) OpenShift
9 20 (10.81%) Azure
10 18 (9.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 18 (9.73%) GCP
11 16 (8.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 15 (8.11%) Amazon Kinesis
12 15 (8.11%) CloudFront
13 14 (7.57%) Amazon EMR
14 11 (5.95%) Amazon EKS
14 11 (5.95%) Route 53
15 10 (5.41%) Amazon Cognito
15 10 (5.41%) GitHub
15 10 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.95%) HTTP
2 10 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.86%) SSL
4 8 (4.32%) DNS
5 2 (1.08%) MQTT
6 1 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (60.00%) Amazon RDS
2 104 (56.22%) Amazon Redshift
3 39 (21.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 34 (18.38%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (10.81%) Amazon Aurora
6 14 (7.57%) Data Lake
7 12 (6.49%) Apache Hive
7 12 (6.49%) MongoDB
8 11 (5.95%) Amazon Athena
8 11 (5.95%) Redis
9 10 (5.41%) Big Data
9 10 (5.41%) MySQL
10 9 (4.86%) NoSQL
11 7 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (2.16%) Power BI
12 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.62%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.62%) Presto
13 3 (1.62%) Star Schema
14 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 100 (54.05%) Jenkins
2 64 (34.59%) Artifactory
3 56 (30.27%) RStudio
4 44 (23.78%) Git (software)
5 20 (10.81%) Maven
6 17 (9.19%) JUnit
7 14 (7.57%) DbUnit
7 14 (7.57%) jMock
7 14 (7.57%) Mockito
7 14 (7.57%) SonarQube
8 5 (2.70%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.16%) GitLab
9 4 (2.16%) IntelliJ
9 4 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.62%) Gradle
10 3 (1.62%) JIRA
10 3 (1.62%) Subversion
11 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
General
1 89 (48.11%) Finance
2 82 (44.32%) Front Office
3 18 (9.73%) Banking
4 15 (8.11%) Investment Banking
5 12 (6.49%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.16%) Retail
7 3 (1.62%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (49.73%) Developer
2 63 (34.05%) Java Developer
3 51 (27.57%) AWS Developer
4 38 (20.54%) Lead Developer
4 38 (20.54%) Lead Java Developer
5 37 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
5 37 (20.00%) Lead Software Developer
6 33 (17.84%) AWS DevOps
6 33 (17.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 26 (14.05%) J2EE Developer
7 26 (14.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 25 (13.51%) AWS Engineer
9 23 (12.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 23 (12.43%) Java Engineer
9 23 (12.43%) Python Engineer
10 21 (11.35%) Python Developer
11 20 (10.81%) Lead DevOps
11 20 (10.81%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 19 (10.27%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 15 (8.11%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (58.38%) Web Services
2 73 (39.46%) J2EE
3 64 (34.59%) J2SE
4 26 (14.05%) AngularJS
4 26 (14.05%) RESTful
5 24 (12.97%) Node.js
6 23 (12.43%) React
7 21 (11.35%) Spring
8 16 (8.65%) Redux
9 14 (7.57%) ActiveMQ
9 14 (7.57%) PowerMock
9 14 (7.57%) SOAP
10 12 (6.49%) Spring Cloud
11 10 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (4.86%) .NET
12 9 (4.86%) Hibernate
12 9 (4.86%) Spring Boot
13 8 (4.32%) JPA
13 8 (4.32%) REST
14 6 (3.24%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 82 (44.32%) Fixed Income
2 81 (43.78%) Derivative
3 80 (43.24%) Equities
4 17 (9.19%) Hedge funds
5 16 (8.65%) Blog
6 15 (8.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.70%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.70%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.70%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.62%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.08%) Pricing Data
11 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.54%) Life Science
11 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.95%) Linux
2 3 (1.62%) Android
2 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.54%) Kali Linux
3 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (71.35%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (51.89%) DevOps
3 89 (48.11%) Software Engineering
4 83 (44.86%) Asset Management
5 67 (36.22%) Decision-Making
5 67 (36.22%) Deployment Automation
6 38 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (18.38%) Open Source
8 29 (15.68%) Microservices
8 29 (15.68%) Scrum
9 28 (15.14%) Infrastructure Automation
10 24 (12.97%) TDD
11 21 (11.35%) Analytics
11 21 (11.35%) ETL
12 20 (10.81%) Investment Management
13 18 (9.73%) High Availability
13 18 (9.73%) Portfolio Management
14 17 (9.19%) Artificial Intelligence
14 17 (9.19%) BDD
14 17 (9.19%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 122 (65.95%) Java
2 106 (57.30%) Python
3 58 (31.35%) R
4 32 (17.30%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.73%) Kotlin
6 16 (8.65%) SQL
7 11 (5.95%) Java 8
8 10 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.41%) Go
9 9 (4.86%) Ruby
10 6 (3.24%) C#
11 3 (1.62%) PHP
12 1 (0.54%) C
12 1 (0.54%) C++
12 1 (0.54%) Clojure
12 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.54%) Scala
12 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.08%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.54%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.16%) GDPR
1 4 (2.16%) GxP
2 2 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 93 (50.27%) Docker
2 14 (7.57%) Postfix
3 2 (1.08%) Varnish
4 1 (0.54%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 104 (56.22%) Terraform
2 78 (42.16%) Kubernetes
3 8 (4.32%) Prometheus
4 7 (3.78%) Puppet
5 6 (3.24%) Ansible
6 2 (1.08%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.54%) Kibana
7 1 (0.54%) logstash
7 1 (0.54%) Oozie
7 1 (0.54%) Packer
Vendors
1 14 (7.57%) Talend
2 9 (4.86%) Informatica
2 9 (4.86%) Oracle
3 7 (3.78%) Lets Encrypt
4 4 (2.16%) Adobe
4 4 (2.16%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.08%) Google
6 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.54%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.54%) Facebook
6 1 (0.54%) Foundry
6 1 (0.54%) New Relic
6 1 (0.54%) Palantir
6 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.54%) SAP
6 1 (0.54%) Splunk
6 1 (0.54%) WSO2