Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 408 484 664
Rank change year-on-year +76 +180 +92
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 189 266 226
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.36% 1.24% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 182 168
Median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £417 £450 £425
90th Percentile £713 £725 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.63 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.63 - -

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 13,946 21,490 25,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.39% 29.74% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,890 14,969 17,738
Median daily rate £495 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.02% -1.90% +5.16%
10th Percentile £302 £275 £302
90th Percentile £650 £669 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -0.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 329 285
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -3.34%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £68.25 £42.30
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year +8.11% +6.14% +2.53%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +92 163 £525 -4.55% 46
London +72 131 £525 -12.13% 24
Work from Home -121 70 £525 -12.50% 12
UK excluding London +123 31 £475 -5.00% 29
North of England +102 12 £475 -5.00% 15
North West +67 7 £475 -7.32% 7
South East +114 5 £469 -14.77% 2
Yorkshire +56 4 £475 -5.00% 7
East of England +49 4 £350 -44.00% 1
Wales - 4 £525 - 4
South West +87 3 £439 -7.63% 2
Midlands +9 2 £525 +7.69% 2
East Midlands - 2 £525 -
Scotland - 1 £375 - 1
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 189 (100.00%) AWS
2 150 (79.37%) Serverless
3 144 (76.19%) AWS Lambda
4 137 (72.49%) Amazon S3
5 132 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
6 118 (62.43%) Amazon RDS
7 117 (61.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 109 (57.67%) Docker
9 107 (56.61%) Terraform
10 102 (53.97%) Kubernetes
11 97 (51.32%) Web Services
12 96 (50.79%) Node.js
13 89 (47.09%) Software Engineering
14 87 (46.03%) JavaScript
15 86 (45.50%) Finance
16 82 (43.39%) AWS Step Functions
17 81 (42.86%) Front Office
17 81 (42.86%) Asset Management
18 80 (42.33%) React
19 77 (40.74%) TypeScript
20 68 (35.98%) Investment Management
21 60 (31.75%) Python
22 55 (29.10%) DevOps
23 45 (23.81%) Java
24 43 (22.75%) Amazon EC2
25 40 (21.16%) Microservices
26 39 (20.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
27 37 (19.58%) AWS CloudFormation
28 36 (19.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
29 34 (17.99%) 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 7 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.65%) Confluence
3 4 (2.12%) Anypoint
3 4 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.59%) CMS
4 3 (1.59%) Jupyter
5 2 (1.06%) Apache
5 2 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (1.06%) Apache Qpid
5 2 (1.06%) JBoss
5 2 (1.06%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.53%) nginx
6 1 (0.53%) SAS
6 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 189 (100.00%) AWS
2 150 (79.37%) Serverless
3 144 (76.19%) AWS Lambda
4 137 (72.49%) Amazon S3
5 82 (43.39%) AWS Step Functions
6 43 (22.75%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (20.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 37 (19.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 36 (19.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 32 (16.93%) Amazon ECS
11 17 (8.99%) Route 53
12 16 (8.47%) GitHub
13 14 (7.41%) Amazon Cognito
13 14 (7.41%) Azure
14 12 (6.35%) Amazon Kinesis
14 12 (6.35%) OpenShift
15 10 (5.29%) Amazon EKS
15 10 (5.29%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (4.76%) AWS Fargate
17 8 (4.23%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.29%) HTTP
2 6 (3.17%) FTP
3 4 (2.12%) Network Security
4 3 (1.59%) DNS
4 3 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.06%) DHCP
5 2 (1.06%) SMTP
5 2 (1.06%) SSH
6 1 (0.53%) Internet
6 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (62.43%) Amazon RDS
2 117 (61.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 23 (12.17%) Amazon Redshift
4 21 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (8.99%) MySQL
6 14 (7.41%) NoSQL
7 10 (5.29%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.76%) Amazon Aurora
8 9 (4.76%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.65%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (2.12%) Big Data
10 4 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.12%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.59%) Amazon QuickSight
11 3 (1.59%) Data Lake
11 3 (1.59%) Redis
11 3 (1.59%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.06%) MariaDB
12 2 (1.06%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 34 (17.99%) Jenkins
2 20 (10.58%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.82%) Artifactory
3 11 (5.82%) JIRA
4 9 (4.76%) JUnit
4 9 (4.76%) Maven
4 9 (4.76%) Mockito
5 8 (4.23%) RStudio
6 7 (3.70%) GitLab
7 6 (3.17%) Selenium
8 4 (2.12%) CircleCI
8 4 (2.12%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.12%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.12%) Sublime Text
9 3 (1.59%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.06%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (1.06%) CA Release Automation
10 2 (1.06%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.06%) REST Assured
10 2 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 86 (45.50%) Finance
2 81 (42.86%) Front Office
3 8 (4.23%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.65%) Retail
5 4 (2.12%) Marketing
6 3 (1.59%) Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Advertising
7 2 (1.06%) Games
7 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 121 (64.02%) Developer
2 86 (45.50%) AWS Developer
3 70 (37.04%) React Developer
4 39 (20.63%) Full Stack Developer
5 38 (20.11%) JavaScript Developer
6 36 (19.05%) Node.js Developer
7 27 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
7 27 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (10.05%) Architect
9 18 (9.52%) AWS DevOps
10 17 (8.99%) Java Developer
11 16 (8.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 10 (5.29%) Python Engineer
12 10 (5.29%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (4.76%) AWS Architect
14 8 (4.23%) Python Developer
15 7 (3.70%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 7 (3.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
16 6 (3.17%) C# Developer
16 6 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (51.32%) Web Services
2 96 (50.79%) Node.js
3 80 (42.33%) React
4 20 (10.58%) JSON
5 18 (9.52%) REST
6 16 (8.47%) HTML
7 13 (6.88%) .NET
7 13 (6.88%) Spring
8 12 (6.35%) CSS
9 11 (5.82%) JMS
10 10 (5.29%) Kafka
10 10 (5.29%) Spring Boot
11 9 (4.76%) JSON Schema
11 9 (4.76%) XML
12 8 (4.23%) Express
12 8 (4.23%) J2EE
12 8 (4.23%) J2SE
12 8 (4.23%) RESTful
12 8 (4.23%) SOAP
13 7 (3.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.94%) Derivative
1 15 (7.94%) Fixed Income
2 14 (7.41%) User Experience
3 13 (6.88%) Equities
4 6 (3.17%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.12%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.59%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (1.59%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.06%) Blog
7 2 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.06%) Online Games
7 2 (1.06%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.06%) Robotics
7 2 (1.06%) Social Media
8 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.53%) FMCG
8 1 (0.53%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.53%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.05%) Linux
2 7 (3.70%) CentOS
3 5 (2.65%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.12%) Amazon Linux
5 3 (1.59%) Unix
6 2 (1.06%) Android
6 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.53%) Windows
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (47.09%) Software Engineering
3 81 (42.86%) Asset Management
4 68 (35.98%) Investment Management
5 55 (29.10%) DevOps
6 40 (21.16%) Microservices
7 20 (10.58%) Decision-Making
8 16 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (8.47%) Open Source
9 15 (7.94%) TDD
10 14 (7.41%) Scrum
11 12 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (5.82%) Deployment Automation
12 11 (5.82%) E-Commerce
12 11 (5.82%) Test Automation
13 10 (5.29%) Configuration Management
13 10 (5.29%) Data Transformation
13 10 (5.29%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (4.76%) Mentoring
14 9 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 87 (46.03%) JavaScript
2 77 (40.74%) TypeScript
3 60 (31.75%) Python
4 45 (23.81%) Java
5 17 (8.99%) Bash Shell
6 15 (7.94%) SQL
7 9 (4.76%) C#
7 9 (4.76%) R
8 4 (2.12%) Go
8 4 (2.12%) Kotlin
8 4 (2.12%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.59%) PHP
9 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.06%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.06%) C
10 2 (1.06%) Ruby
11 1 (0.53%) ES6
11 1 (0.53%) Groovy
11 1 (0.53%) Java 8
11 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.41%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) GDPR
3 1 (0.53%) GxP
System Software
1 109 (57.67%) Docker
2 2 (1.06%) Postfix
3 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 107 (56.61%) Terraform
2 102 (53.97%) Kubernetes
3 16 (8.47%) Ansible
4 11 (5.82%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.76%) Puppet
6 8 (4.23%) Grafana
7 7 (3.70%) Consul
7 7 (3.70%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.12%) Kibana
9 3 (1.59%) Packer
10 2 (1.06%) Istio
11 1 (0.53%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (4.76%) MuleSoft
2 6 (3.17%) IBM
3 5 (2.65%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.12%) Oracle
4 4 (2.12%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 4 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.06%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.06%) Databricks
5 2 (1.06%) Google
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.06%) Sybase
6 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.53%) Incapsula
6 1 (0.53%) Informatica
6 1 (0.53%) Splunk
6 1 (0.53%) Talend
6 1 (0.53%) WooCommerce
6 1 (0.53%) Xerox