Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 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 Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 679 778 799
Rank change year-on-year +99 +21 +74
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 233 117 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.94% 0.68% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 104 74
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +7.41% +3.44%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
90th Percentile £618 £550 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 24,791 17,252 12,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.52% 16.71% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,184 11,983 8,565
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 220 189
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -16.28%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £61.77 £58.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.30 £17.03
% change year-on-year -4.38% +7.47% -24.31%

Amazon SQS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon SQS.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon SQS over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Top 12 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 11 December 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 +108 229 £513 +2.50% 59
London +61 115 £525 +5.00% 34
UK excluding London +55 115 £500 - 27
South East +35 58 £500 +2.56% 8
North of England +16 39 £500 - 8
North West -6 21 £500 -2.44% 7
Yorkshire +5 18 £513 +2.50% 1
East of England +6 8 £575 +9.52% 2
East Midlands +10 5 £450 - 2
Midlands -9 5 £450 -10.00% 2
South West -37 3 £463 +2.78% 5
Wales -17 2 £550 +46.67% 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 232 (99.57%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (60.52%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (59.23%) Serverless
4 135 (57.94%) AWS Lambda
5 116 (49.79%) Amazon S3
6 115 (49.36%) Amazon EC2
7 99 (42.49%) Docker
8 96 (41.20%) Microservices
9 95 (40.77%) Git (software)
10 94 (40.34%) DevOps
11 93 (39.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 90 (38.63%) Jenkins
13 78 (33.48%) JavaScript
14 68 (29.18%) Java
14 68 (29.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 65 (27.90%) Amazon RDS
15 65 (27.90%) TDD
16 62 (26.61%) Python
17 57 (24.46%) Node.js
18 56 (24.03%) MySQL
19 55 (23.61%) Web Services
20 53 (22.75%) Ansible
21 52 (22.32%) AWS CloudFormation
22 51 (21.89%) Java 8
23 49 (21.03%) Elasticsearch
23 49 (21.03%) Linux
23 49 (21.03%) E-Commerce
23 49 (21.03%) Scrum
24 48 (20.60%) React
25 47 (20.17%) BDD

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 49 (21.03%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (12.88%) Confluence
3 23 (9.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (6.44%) Apache Solr
5 12 (5.15%) CMS
6 7 (3.00%) IIS
6 7 (3.00%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.29%) Jetty
7 3 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.86%) nginx
8 2 (0.86%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 232 (99.57%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (59.23%) Serverless
3 135 (57.94%) AWS Lambda
4 116 (49.79%) Amazon S3
5 115 (49.36%) Amazon EC2
6 68 (29.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 52 (22.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 43 (18.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 42 (18.03%) CloudFront
10 34 (14.59%) Microsoft Azure
11 32 (13.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 29 (12.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 23 (9.87%) SaaS
14 18 (7.73%) Route 53
15 16 (6.87%) AWS Fargate
16 15 (6.44%) Amazon ELB
16 15 (6.44%) PaaS
17 14 (6.01%) AWS CloudTrail
18 12 (5.15%) IaaS
19 11 (4.72%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.16%) HTTP
2 18 (7.73%) Firewall
3 16 (6.87%) VPN
4 14 (6.01%) DNS
4 14 (6.01%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.15%) ICMP
6 3 (1.29%) MQTT
7 2 (0.86%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (39.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 65 (27.90%) Amazon RDS
3 56 (24.03%) MySQL
4 33 (14.16%) MongoDB
5 32 (13.73%) NoSQL
6 21 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (6.44%) Redis
8 10 (4.29%) Big Data
9 9 (3.86%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (3.43%) RDBMS
10 8 (3.43%) Relational Database
11 6 (2.58%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (2.15%) Apache Hive
12 5 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.72%) SQL Server
14 3 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (1.29%) Electronic Patient Records
14 3 (1.29%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.86%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 95 (40.77%) Git (software)
2 90 (38.63%) Jenkins
3 40 (17.17%) JIRA
4 26 (11.16%) GitLab
4 26 (11.16%) IntelliJ
5 24 (10.30%) Maven
6 19 (8.15%) SonarQube
7 15 (6.44%) Gradle
7 15 (6.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (5.15%) Mercurial
9 11 (4.72%) Checkstyle
9 11 (4.72%) Eclipse
9 11 (4.72%) JUnit
10 10 (4.29%) TeamCity
11 9 (3.86%) Subversion
12 6 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.58%) Grunt
12 6 (2.58%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.72%) Cucumber
14 3 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (6.44%) Finance
2 13 (5.58%) Retail
3 7 (3.00%) Banking
4 6 (2.58%) Legal
5 5 (2.15%) Marketing
6 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 124 (53.22%) Developer
2 50 (21.46%) AWS Engineer
2 50 (21.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (20.60%) Senior Developer
4 44 (18.88%) AWS Developer
5 31 (13.30%) Software Engineer
6 27 (11.59%) AWS DevOps
6 27 (11.59%) Senior Software Developer
7 26 (11.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 26 (11.16%) Java Developer
8 20 (8.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 17 (7.30%) Cloud Developer
9 17 (7.30%) Senior Software Engineer
10 16 (6.87%) AWS Software Engineer
10 16 (6.87%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (6.87%) JavaScript Engineer
10 16 (6.87%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 14 (6.01%) PHP Developer
12 13 (5.58%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (5.58%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (24.46%) Node.js
2 55 (23.61%) Web Services
3 48 (20.60%) React
4 40 (17.17%) Spring
5 33 (14.16%) REST
6 32 (13.73%) JSON
7 28 (12.02%) Spring Boot
8 27 (11.59%) AngularJS
9 23 (9.87%) .NET
10 22 (9.44%) HTML
11 21 (9.01%) Redux
11 21 (9.01%) Symfony
12 20 (8.58%) CSS
13 18 (7.73%) RabbitMQ
14 17 (7.30%) Kafka
15 14 (6.01%) Vue.js
16 13 (5.58%) RESTful
17 12 (5.15%) ActiveMQ
17 12 (5.15%) JSR 170
17 12 (5.15%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.87%) Public Cloud
2 14 (6.01%) Cloud Native
3 13 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.00%) Fintech
5 7 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.00%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.58%) Robotics
6 6 (2.58%) Tandem
7 5 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.29%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.86%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.86%) User Experience
11 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.43%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.43%) Smart Home
11 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 49 (21.03%) Linux
2 14 (6.01%) Windows
3 10 (4.29%) CentOS
3 10 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.43%) Unix
6 5 (2.15%) Android
7 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (60.52%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (41.20%) Microservices
3 94 (40.34%) DevOps
4 65 (27.90%) TDD
5 49 (21.03%) E-Commerce
5 49 (21.03%) Scrum
6 47 (20.17%) BDD
7 45 (19.31%) Software Engineering
8 42 (18.03%) Configuration Management
9 38 (16.31%) Test Automation
10 37 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (10.30%) Coaching
11 24 (10.30%) Mentoring
12 23 (9.87%) Open Source
13 22 (9.44%) Kanban
14 21 (9.01%) Front End Development
15 20 (8.58%) User Stories
16 18 (7.73%) MVC
16 18 (7.73%) SOLID
17 16 (6.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (33.48%) JavaScript
2 68 (29.18%) Java
3 62 (26.61%) Python
4 51 (21.89%) Java 8
5 34 (14.59%) Bash Shell
6 25 (10.73%) PHP
7 24 (10.30%) TypeScript
8 20 (8.58%) C#
8 20 (8.58%) Perl
9 17 (7.30%) PHP 7
10 15 (6.44%) PowerShell
11 14 (6.01%) SQL
12 9 (3.86%) ES6
13 7 (3.00%) Ruby
14 3 (1.29%) C
14 3 (1.29%) Go
14 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.29%) Scala
14 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.29%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.43%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.29%) Degree
6 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 99 (42.49%) Docker
2 6 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.43%) HDFS
4 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 53 (22.75%) Ansible
2 43 (18.45%) Puppet
3 40 (17.17%) Kubernetes
4 28 (12.02%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (11.59%) Terraform
6 9 (3.86%) Packer
7 7 (3.00%) Kibana
8 5 (2.15%) logstash
9 4 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.72%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.29%) Salt
11 2 (0.86%) Grafana
11 2 (0.86%) Graylog
12 1 (0.43%) StatsD
Vendors
1 23 (9.87%) Adobe
2 20 (8.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.72%) Google
4 3 (1.29%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.86%) Apple
6 1 (0.43%) IBM
6 1 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle
6 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.43%) Splunk