Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 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 Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 356 489 577
Rank change year-on-year +133 +88 +188
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 320 218 291
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.75% 1.20% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 167 149
10th Percentile £425 £450 £425
25th Percentile £488 £493 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £700 £600
90th Percentile £713 £713 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £21.91 " "
25th Percentile £22.84 " £10.25
Median hourly rate £25.07 - £10.50
75th Percentile £26.62 " £10.75
90th Percentile £27.15 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.07 - -

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 18,250 18,115 26,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.77% 30.24% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,161 12,698 18,467
10th Percentile £313 £281 £313
25th Percentile £406 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £453
% change year-on-year - -0.56% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 284 258
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.38 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -0.17%
75th Percentile £45.00 £35.19 £25.75
90th Percentile £60.48 £57.50 £48.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.08 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.19% +12.25% +6.25%

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 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Top 15 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 13 April 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 +116 268 £525 -4.55% 65
London +92 220 £525 -5.62% 33
Work from Home -116 141 £525 -8.70% 13
UK excluding London +78 50 £475 -5.00% 41
North of England +57 14 £500 +1.01% 8
South West +68 12 £413 -8.33% 6
South East +58 7 £500 -9.09% 8
Wales - 7 £525 - 4
North West +27 6 £423 -14.21% 4
North East +37 5 £541 -
Scotland - 5 £423 - 6
East of England +39 3 £388 -38.00% 2
Yorkshire +37 3 £450 -10.00% 4
Midlands 0 2 £413 -17.50% 7
East Midlands - 2 £413 - 4

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 319 (99.69%) AWS
2 252 (78.75%) Serverless
3 250 (78.13%) AWS Lambda
4 245 (76.56%) Amazon S3
5 226 (70.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 209 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
7 192 (60.00%) Docker
8 190 (59.38%) Terraform
9 189 (59.06%) Amazon RDS
10 183 (57.19%) Node.js
11 179 (55.94%) AWS Step Functions
12 177 (55.31%) JavaScript
13 173 (54.06%) Kubernetes
14 164 (51.25%) Web Services
14 164 (51.25%) Software Engineering
15 160 (50.00%) React
16 157 (49.06%) TypeScript
17 154 (48.13%) Finance
18 141 (44.06%) Front Office
18 141 (44.06%) Asset Management
18 141 (44.06%) Investment Management
19 83 (25.94%) Python
20 60 (18.75%) Microservices
21 56 (17.50%) DevOps
22 51 (15.94%) Java
23 48 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
23 48 (15.00%) AWS CloudFormation
24 46 (14.38%) Amazon EC2
25 41 (12.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
25 41 (12.81%) Jenkins

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 21 (6.56%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (6.25%) Confluence
3 19 (5.94%) Apache
4 16 (5.00%) Apache Airflow
5 8 (2.50%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.56%) Anypoint
7 3 (0.94%) CMS
7 3 (0.94%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Qpid
8 2 (0.63%) JBoss
8 2 (0.63%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.31%) nginx
9 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 319 (99.69%) AWS
2 252 (78.75%) Serverless
3 250 (78.13%) AWS Lambda
4 245 (76.56%) Amazon S3
5 179 (55.94%) AWS Step Functions
6 48 (15.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 46 (14.38%) Amazon EC2
8 41 (12.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 38 (11.88%) Amazon ECS
10 27 (8.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 21 (6.56%) CloudFront
11 21 (6.56%) PaaS
12 19 (5.94%) Amazon EKS
13 17 (5.31%) Amazon Kinesis
14 16 (5.00%) AWS Fargate
14 16 (5.00%) Route 53
15 14 (4.38%) Slack
16 13 (4.06%) Amazon ELB
17 12 (3.75%) Azure
17 12 (3.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.19%) HTTP
2 4 (1.25%) FTP
3 2 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.31%) Broadband
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) Internet
4 1 (0.31%) MQTT
4 1 (0.31%) SMS
4 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (70.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 189 (59.06%) Amazon RDS
3 48 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (8.75%) SQL Server
5 21 (6.56%) NoSQL
6 20 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
7 18 (5.63%) MySQL
8 13 (4.06%) Big Data
9 12 (3.75%) Amazon Aurora
9 12 (3.75%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.19%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.88%) Amazon Athena
11 6 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.88%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.94%) GIS
12 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.94%) Redis
12 3 (0.94%) Snowflake Schema
12 3 (0.94%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 41 (12.81%) Jenkins
2 27 (8.44%) Git (software)
3 25 (7.81%) GitLab
4 24 (7.50%) JIRA
5 21 (6.56%) SonarQube
6 19 (5.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (5.00%) Artifactory
8 15 (4.69%) Maven
9 14 (4.38%) JUnit
9 14 (4.38%) Mockito
10 8 (2.50%) Selenium
11 6 (1.88%) EasyMock
11 6 (1.88%) TestNG
12 5 (1.56%) gulp
13 4 (1.25%) CircleCI
13 4 (1.25%) RSpec
14 2 (0.63%) CA Release Automation
14 2 (0.63%) CruiseControl
14 2 (0.63%) JMeter
14 2 (0.63%) jMock
General
1 154 (48.13%) Finance
2 141 (44.06%) Front Office
3 18 (5.63%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.19%) Marketing
5 6 (1.88%) Retail
6 5 (1.56%) Law
6 5 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.94%) Electronics
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 215 (67.19%) Developer
2 170 (53.13%) AWS Developer
3 149 (46.56%) React Developer
4 90 (28.13%) Full Stack Developer
5 86 (26.88%) Node.js Developer
6 85 (26.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 34 (10.63%) Architect
8 28 (8.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 27 (8.44%) AWS Engineer
10 22 (6.88%) AWS Architect
10 22 (6.88%) Java Developer
11 17 (5.31%) Technical Architect
12 15 (4.69%) AWS DevOps
12 15 (4.69%) Technical Leader
13 11 (3.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.44%) Lead Architect
14 10 (3.13%) Python Engineer
15 8 (2.50%) .NET Developer
16 7 (2.19%) Software Engineer
16 7 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (57.19%) Node.js
2 164 (51.25%) Web Services
3 160 (50.00%) React
4 28 (8.75%) REST
5 19 (5.94%) ActiveMQ
5 19 (5.94%) HTML
5 19 (5.94%) Swagger
6 18 (5.63%) JSON
6 18 (5.63%) RESTful
6 18 (5.63%) Spring
7 17 (5.31%) .NET
7 17 (5.31%) Express
8 15 (4.69%) Spring Boot
9 14 (4.38%) Apache Beam
10 12 (3.75%) CSS
10 12 (3.75%) Lambda Expressions
11 11 (3.44%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (3.44%) JSON Schema
12 10 (3.13%) JAX-RS
13 9 (2.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.81%) Cloud Native
2 17 (5.31%) User Experience
3 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
3 3 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (0.94%) Reference Data
3 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
4 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
4 2 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.63%) Online Games
4 2 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (0.63%) Robotics
5 1 (0.31%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.00%) Linux
2 9 (2.81%) Windows
3 5 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.25%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.94%) CentOS
6 2 (0.63%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.31%) Unix
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (51.25%) Software Engineering
3 141 (44.06%) Asset Management
3 141 (44.06%) Investment Management
4 60 (18.75%) Microservices
5 56 (17.50%) DevOps
6 35 (10.94%) TDD
7 24 (7.50%) Scrum
8 23 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (7.19%) Test Automation
9 21 (6.56%) Configuration Management
9 21 (6.56%) Open Source
10 18 (5.63%) SOA
11 17 (5.31%) Service Management
11 17 (5.31%) Workflow
12 16 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (4.38%) DevSecOps
13 14 (4.38%) Infrastructure as Code
13 14 (4.38%) ITSM
13 14 (4.38%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (55.31%) JavaScript
2 157 (49.06%) TypeScript
3 83 (25.94%) Python
4 51 (15.94%) Java
5 32 (10.00%) SQL
6 16 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.13%) C#
8 9 (2.81%) Go
8 9 (2.81%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.50%) Scala
10 7 (2.19%) Java 8
11 3 (0.94%) PHP
11 3 (0.94%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.63%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.63%) C
12 2 (0.63%) Groovy
12 2 (0.63%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.31%) C++
13 1 (0.31%) ES6
13 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.00%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.63%) Degree
5 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 192 (60.00%) Docker
2 7 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.63%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 190 (59.38%) Terraform
2 173 (54.06%) Kubernetes
3 29 (9.06%) Ansible
4 23 (7.19%) Grafana
5 18 (5.63%) Prometheus
6 14 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (3.75%) Puppet
8 6 (1.88%) Packer
9 3 (0.94%) Consul
10 2 (0.63%) Istio
11 1 (0.31%) Nagios
11 1 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (4.38%) ServiceNow
1 14 (4.38%) Splunk
1 14 (4.38%) Veracode
2 9 (2.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.81%) MuleSoft
3 6 (1.88%) IBM
4 5 (1.56%) Cloudera
4 5 (1.56%) Informatica
4 5 (1.56%) Oracle
4 5 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 4 (1.25%) SAP
6 3 (0.94%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.63%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.63%) Google
7 2 (0.63%) Sybase
8 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.31%) Incapsula
8 1 (0.31%) WSO2
8 1 (0.31%) Xerox