Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 460 666 740
Rank change year-on-year +206 +74 +17
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 276 216 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.35% 0.84% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 145 111
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £450 £434 £413
90th Percentile £724 £658 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 20,423 25,736 19,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.04% 25.97% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,802 17,748 13,438
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £310 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 316 251
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.00% -10.00% +9.45%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £65.63 £58.75 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -0.35%

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 26 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon SQS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Top 11 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 26 February 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 +222 276 £550 +4.76% 54
London +218 180 £575 +9.52% 35
UK excluding London +114 95 £500 - 23
West Midlands +91 42 £500 +5.26%
Midlands +82 42 £500 +8.11%
South East +52 26 £550 +10.00% 5
North of England +47 10 £493 -1.50% 9
East of England +31 10 £625 +4.17% 4
North West +29 9 £490 -2.00% 5
South West +37 7 £475 +2.70% 1
Yorkshire +33 1 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 276 (100.00%) AWS
2 191 (69.20%) Java
2 191 (69.20%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (65.58%) Amazon EC2
4 173 (62.68%) Amazon RDS
5 168 (60.87%) Web Services
6 160 (57.97%) Amazon S3
6 160 (57.97%) Serverless
7 156 (56.52%) AWS Lambda
8 146 (52.90%) Python
9 138 (50.00%) Jenkins
10 124 (44.93%) Docker
11 121 (43.84%) Software Engineering
12 119 (43.12%) DevOps
12 119 (43.12%) Terraform
13 116 (42.03%) Git (software)
14 108 (39.13%) Amazon Redshift
15 104 (37.68%) AWS CloudFormation
16 103 (37.32%) Kubernetes
17 101 (36.59%) Amazon ECS
18 98 (35.51%) Fixed Income
18 98 (35.51%) Front Office
18 98 (35.51%) Asset Management
19 96 (34.78%) Finance
20 84 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
21 82 (29.71%) Microservices
22 77 (27.90%) Derivative
23 76 (27.54%) Scrum
24 72 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
25 71 (25.72%) Open Source

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 37 (13.41%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (7.61%) Apache Spark
3 18 (6.52%) Confluence
4 8 (2.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.81%) Apache
6 4 (1.45%) CMS
6 4 (1.45%) Headless CMS
7 3 (1.09%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.72%) nginx
8 2 (0.72%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.09%) InDesign
1 3 (1.09%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (3.26%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (1.09%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 276 (100.00%) AWS
2 181 (65.58%) Amazon EC2
3 160 (57.97%) Amazon S3
3 160 (57.97%) Serverless
4 156 (56.52%) AWS Lambda
5 104 (37.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 101 (36.59%) Amazon ECS
7 63 (22.83%) OpenShift
8 34 (12.32%) CloudFront
9 33 (11.96%) GitHub
10 29 (10.51%) Amazon Kinesis
11 28 (10.14%) Azure
12 27 (9.78%) GCP
12 27 (9.78%) Route 53
13 24 (8.70%) AWS CodePipeline
14 20 (7.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 20 (7.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 16 (5.80%) Amazon EMR
16 15 (5.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 15 (5.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.62%) HTTP
1 10 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.26%) DNS
2 9 (3.26%) SSL
3 4 (1.45%) MQTT
3 4 (1.45%) VPN
4 1 (0.36%) FTP
4 1 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (62.68%) Amazon RDS
2 108 (39.13%) Amazon Redshift
3 72 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (15.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 25 (9.06%) Amazon Athena
6 20 (7.25%) MongoDB
6 20 (7.25%) NoSQL
7 18 (6.52%) Amazon Aurora
7 18 (6.52%) Redis
8 16 (5.80%) MySQL
9 15 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (4.71%) Hadoop
10 13 (4.71%) Presto
11 10 (3.62%) Big Data
11 10 (3.62%) Relational Database
11 10 (3.62%) SQL Server
12 9 (3.26%) Data Lake
12 9 (3.26%) KDB
13 7 (2.54%) Electronic Patient Records
13 7 (2.54%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 138 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 116 (42.03%) Git (software)
3 63 (22.83%) Artifactory
3 63 (22.83%) Maven
4 50 (18.12%) JUnit
5 49 (17.75%) Mockito
6 48 (17.39%) DbUnit
6 48 (17.39%) jMock
6 48 (17.39%) RStudio
6 48 (17.39%) SonarQube
7 18 (6.52%) JIRA
8 14 (5.07%) Bitbucket
9 12 (4.35%) Gradle
10 9 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.17%) IntelliJ
12 5 (1.81%) GitLab
12 5 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.81%) Subversion
13 4 (1.45%) CircleCI
14 3 (1.09%) Selenium
General
1 98 (35.51%) Front Office
2 96 (34.78%) Finance
3 32 (11.59%) Public Sector
4 19 (6.88%) Banking
5 17 (6.16%) Investment Banking
6 14 (5.07%) Retail
7 6 (2.17%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 140 (50.72%) Developer
2 99 (35.87%) Java Developer
3 65 (23.55%) AWS Developer
4 58 (21.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 48 (17.39%) AWS Engineer
6 36 (13.04%) Python Engineer
7 35 (12.68%) AWS DevOps
8 34 (12.32%) Java Software Developer
9 33 (11.96%) Lead Developer
9 33 (11.96%) Lead Java Developer
9 33 (11.96%) Lead Software Developer
10 31 (11.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 29 (10.51%) Software Engineer
12 28 (10.14%) J2EE Developer
12 28 (10.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 28 (10.14%) Python Developer
13 23 (8.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 20 (7.25%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 19 (6.88%) Architect
15 19 (6.88%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (60.87%) Web Services
2 64 (23.19%) J2EE
3 63 (22.83%) AngularJS
4 62 (22.46%) RESTful
5 60 (21.74%) Spring
6 56 (20.29%) J2SE
7 49 (17.75%) SOAP
8 48 (17.39%) ActiveMQ
8 48 (17.39%) PowerMock
9 39 (14.13%) JPA
9 39 (14.13%) Node.js
10 37 (13.41%) Hibernate
11 36 (13.04%) Spring Cloud
12 31 (11.23%) React
13 30 (10.87%) REST
14 15 (5.43%) Kafka
14 15 (5.43%) NumPy
14 15 (5.43%) Redux
14 15 (5.43%) SciPy
15 14 (5.07%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 98 (35.51%) Fixed Income
2 77 (27.90%) Derivative
3 64 (23.19%) Equities
4 30 (10.87%) Hedge funds
5 21 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (6.52%) Blog
7 15 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (4.71%) Algorithms
8 13 (4.71%) Cloud Native
9 8 (2.90%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.54%) NHS
11 6 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (1.81%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (1.09%) Pricing Data
14 3 (1.09%) Private Cloud
14 3 (1.09%) Video\Live Streaming
15 2 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.04%) Linux
2 10 (3.62%) Unix
3 8 (2.90%) Debian
4 4 (1.45%) Windows
5 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.36%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (69.20%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (43.84%) Software Engineering
3 119 (43.12%) DevOps
4 98 (35.51%) Asset Management
5 84 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (29.71%) Microservices
7 76 (27.54%) Scrum
8 71 (25.72%) Open Source
9 66 (23.91%) Decision-Making
10 62 (22.46%) TDD
11 55 (19.93%) Deployment Automation
12 54 (19.57%) BDD
13 44 (15.94%) Kanban
14 33 (11.96%) BPMN
15 31 (11.23%) Machine Learning
16 30 (10.87%) Migration
17 23 (8.33%) Infrastructure Automation
18 22 (7.97%) Analytics
18 22 (7.97%) Artificial Intelligence
19 21 (7.61%) Biometrics
Programming Languages
1 191 (69.20%) Java
2 146 (52.90%) Python
3 69 (25.00%) R
4 40 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 40 (14.49%) SQL
5 17 (6.16%) Bash Shell
5 17 (6.16%) Kotlin
6 15 (5.43%) C#
7 13 (4.71%) C++
7 13 (4.71%) Go
7 13 (4.71%) Java 8
7 13 (4.71%) PHP
8 12 (4.35%) Ruby
9 11 (3.99%) Scala
10 8 (2.90%) C
11 6 (2.17%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.45%) Perl
13 2 (0.72%) ES6
14 1 (0.36%) Clojure
14 1 (0.36%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 46 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 42 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.80%) AWS Certification
4 13 (4.71%) Degree
5 6 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.72%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.36%) CEH
8 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.81%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 124 (44.93%) Docker
2 47 (17.03%) Postfix
3 4 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.09%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 119 (43.12%) Terraform
2 103 (37.32%) Kubernetes
3 15 (5.43%) Prometheus
4 11 (3.99%) Packer
5 9 (3.26%) Puppet
6 8 (2.90%) Kibana
7 5 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.09%) Ansible
10 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.36%) Istio
10 1 (0.36%) linkerd
10 1 (0.36%) logstash
Vendors
1 16 (5.80%) Oracle
2 9 (3.26%) Bloomberg
3 8 (2.90%) Adobe
4 7 (2.54%) Lets Encrypt
5 5 (1.81%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (1.81%) Talend
6 4 (1.45%) Okta
7 3 (1.09%) Google
7 3 (1.09%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.72%) Mercator
8 2 (0.72%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.36%) IBM
9 1 (0.36%) New Relic