Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 728 736 851
Rank change year-on-year +8 +115 -16
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 141 94 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.099% 0.042%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.77% 0.79% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 79 38
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £366
90th Percentile £593 £556 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +13.51% -2.63% +13.77%
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 18,349 11,959 7,931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.22% 12.65% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,710 8,287 5,483
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £274
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 166 123
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.30 £56.75 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.74% -12.80% -2.53%

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 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 February 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 +33 134 £500 +8.11% 45
London -24 88 £488 +4.84% 28
UK excluding London +28 49 £525 +13.51% 19
South East -3 16 £512 +12.11% 4
Midlands +8 11 £620 +37.78%
West Midlands +16 10 £591 +31.39%
North of England +42 9 £500 -16.67% 10
East of England -10 8 £525 - 1
North West +15 5 £488 -18.75% 9
Yorkshire +5 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Scotland -17 4 £431 +15.00% 1
East Midlands +1 1 £625 -
South West - 1 £475 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 140 (99.29%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (68.79%) Java
3 95 (67.38%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (65.25%) Amazon EC2
5 90 (63.83%) Amazon S3
6 65 (46.10%) Docker
6 65 (46.10%) DevOps
7 64 (45.39%) Microservices
8 55 (39.01%) Jenkins
9 52 (36.88%) TDD
10 50 (35.46%) Linux
11 49 (34.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 47 (33.33%) Scrum
13 46 (32.62%) Web Services
14 44 (31.21%) AWS CloudFormation
15 43 (30.50%) AWS Lambda
15 43 (30.50%) Serverless
16 42 (29.79%) Elasticsearch
17 40 (28.37%) Python
17 40 (28.37%) Spring
18 39 (27.66%) JavaScript
19 37 (26.24%) Software Engineering
20 36 (25.53%) Node.js
21 33 (23.40%) BDD
21 33 (23.40%) NoSQL
22 30 (21.28%) Git (software)
22 30 (21.28%) Continuous Delivery
23 29 (20.57%) Amazon RDS
23 29 (20.57%) Maven
23 29 (20.57%) AngularJS

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 42 (29.79%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (8.51%) nginx
3 11 (7.80%) Apache Solr
3 11 (7.80%) Confluence
4 8 (5.67%) Apache
5 6 (4.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (3.55%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.13%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.42%) Jetty
8 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.71%) JBoss
9 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 140 (99.29%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (65.25%) Amazon EC2
3 90 (63.83%) Amazon S3
4 44 (31.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 43 (30.50%) AWS Lambda
5 43 (30.50%) Serverless
6 27 (19.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 22 (15.60%) Route 53
8 18 (12.77%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (12.06%) Amazon Kinesis
9 17 (12.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 16 (11.35%) CloudFront
11 13 (9.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (4.96%) GitHub
13 6 (4.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
15 4 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (2.13%) Datadog
16 3 (2.13%) Heroku
17 2 (1.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.35%) HTTP
2 9 (6.38%) SSH
3 6 (4.26%) SSL
3 6 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.84%) SMS
5 2 (1.42%) Firewall
5 2 (1.42%) Network Security
5 2 (1.42%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.71%) DNS
6 1 (0.71%) Internet
6 1 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (34.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 33 (23.40%) NoSQL
3 29 (20.57%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (16.31%) MongoDB
4 23 (16.31%) MySQL
5 17 (12.06%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (10.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (6.38%) Neo4j
8 6 (4.26%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.55%) Hazelcast
10 4 (2.84%) Big Data
10 4 (2.84%) CouchDB
11 3 (2.13%) RavenDB
11 3 (2.13%) Redis
12 2 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (1.42%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.42%) Flink
12 2 (1.42%) HBase
13 1 (0.71%) BigQuery
13 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 55 (39.01%) Jenkins
2 30 (21.28%) Git (software)
3 29 (20.57%) Maven
4 19 (13.48%) webpack
5 16 (11.35%) Babel
6 13 (9.22%) JIRA
7 10 (7.09%) CircleCI
7 10 (7.09%) JUnit
7 10 (7.09%) Subversion
8 9 (6.38%) Grunt
8 9 (6.38%) TeamCity
9 8 (5.67%) IntelliJ
10 7 (4.96%) Eclipse
10 7 (4.96%) Gradle
11 6 (4.26%) Checkstyle
11 6 (4.26%) Mercurial
11 6 (4.26%) SonarQube
12 4 (2.84%) Mockito
13 3 (2.13%) Mocha
13 3 (2.13%) RSpec
General
1 7 (4.96%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.55%) Retail
3 4 (2.84%) Marketing
3 4 (2.84%) Publishing
4 1 (0.71%) Automotive
4 1 (0.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Finance
4 1 (0.71%) French Language
4 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (60.28%) Developer
2 58 (41.13%) Java Developer
3 25 (17.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (12.77%) AWS Developer
5 15 (10.64%) AWS Engineer
6 9 (6.38%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (6.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.38%) Senior DevOps
7 8 (5.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (5.67%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (4.96%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Architect
9 5 (3.55%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) .NET Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Agile Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Java Software Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (32.62%) Web Services
2 40 (28.37%) Spring
3 36 (25.53%) Node.js
4 29 (20.57%) AngularJS
5 21 (14.89%) Kafka
6 20 (14.18%) RabbitMQ
7 19 (13.48%) React
7 19 (13.48%) Swagger
8 18 (12.77%) CSS
8 18 (12.77%) J2EE
8 18 (12.77%) Spring Boot
9 17 (12.06%) REST
10 16 (11.35%) Elastic Stack
11 15 (10.64%) Hibernate
11 15 (10.64%) jQuery
12 12 (8.51%) HTML
12 12 (8.51%) JSON
12 12 (8.51%) Redux
13 10 (7.09%) Jest
13 10 (7.09%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.06%) User Experience
2 15 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.51%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.55%) Fintech
6 4 (2.84%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.13%) Social Media
8 2 (1.42%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.42%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.71%) Clustering
9 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (35.46%) Linux
2 8 (5.67%) Android
2 8 (5.67%) Unix
3 7 (4.96%) CentOS
3 7 (4.96%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.84%) Debian
5 3 (2.13%) Fedora
6 2 (1.42%) Windows
7 1 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (67.38%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (46.10%) DevOps
3 64 (45.39%) Microservices
4 52 (36.88%) TDD
5 47 (33.33%) Scrum
6 37 (26.24%) Software Engineering
7 33 (23.40%) BDD
8 30 (21.28%) Continuous Delivery
9 27 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (18.44%) Kanban
11 24 (17.02%) E-Commerce
12 22 (15.60%) Configuration Management
13 19 (13.48%) Test Automation
14 18 (12.77%) Open Source
15 14 (9.93%) SOA
16 13 (9.22%) Pair Programming
17 11 (7.80%) Continuous Deployment
17 11 (7.80%) Mathematics
17 11 (7.80%) Project Management
18 10 (7.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (68.79%) Java
2 40 (28.37%) Python
3 39 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.60%) Ruby
5 19 (13.48%) ES6
6 18 (12.77%) Bash Shell
7 15 (10.64%) SQL
8 14 (9.93%) PHP
9 10 (7.09%) ES7
10 9 (6.38%) ES8
10 9 (6.38%) Shell Script
11 8 (5.67%) C#
11 8 (5.67%) Go
11 8 (5.67%) Scala
12 2 (1.42%) C++
12 2 (1.42%) Groovy
13 1 (0.71%) GraphQL
13 1 (0.71%) Haskell
13 1 (0.71%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Degree
2 9 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.13%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.42%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) GCP
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (46.10%) Docker
2 2 (1.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.42%) Firmware
2 2 (1.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (17.73%) Terraform
2 21 (14.89%) Ansible
3 18 (12.77%) Puppet
4 16 (11.35%) Kibana
5 15 (10.64%) logstash
6 14 (9.93%) Kubernetes
6 14 (9.93%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (6.38%) collectd
7 9 (6.38%) StatsD
8 6 (4.26%) Grafana
8 6 (4.26%) Salt
9 4 (2.84%) Packer
10 2 (1.42%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.42%) Nagios
10 2 (1.42%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (9.22%) Splunk
2 11 (7.80%) Google
3 10 (7.09%) SaltStack
4 7 (4.96%) Adobe
5 5 (3.55%) New Relic
5 5 (3.55%) Rackspace
6 4 (2.84%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.84%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.13%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.42%) Capita
8 2 (1.42%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.42%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.42%) MapR
8 2 (1.42%) Oracle
8 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.42%) Zend
9 1 (0.71%) Apigee
9 1 (0.71%) NetApp
9 1 (0.71%) VMware
9 1 (0.71%) webMethods