Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 512 670 779
Rank change year-on-year +158 +109 +38
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 290 231 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.22% 0.90% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 180 109
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +7.41%
10th Percentile £438 £425 £413
90th Percentile £725 £618 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 23,771 25,552 17,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.61% 24.40% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,139 17,745 12,415
UK median daily rate £495 £485 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +3.19% +4.44%
10th Percentile £275 £305 £275
90th Percentile £660 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 333 228
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £62.35 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -5.41% +8.82%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 +166 288 £525 +2.44% 59
London +161 182 £575 +9.52% 40
UK excluding London +95 105 £488 -2.50% 24
Midlands +85 39 £475 +5.56% 6
West Midlands - 39 £475 - 3
South West +20 21 £475 +2.70% 1
East of England +53 19 £588 +2.17% 3
South East +22 16 £538 +7.50% 7
North of England +4 10 £425 -15.00% 2
North West +4 7 £513 +2.50% 1
Yorkshire +22 3 £400 -21.95% 1

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 289 (99.66%) AWS
2 205 (70.69%) Java
3 187 (64.48%) Amazon S3
4 182 (62.76%) Agile Software Development
5 173 (59.66%) Amazon RDS
6 172 (59.31%) Serverless
7 168 (57.93%) AWS Lambda
8 160 (55.17%) Amazon EC2
9 138 (47.59%) Web Services
10 131 (45.17%) Python
10 131 (45.17%) Git (software)
11 117 (40.34%) DevOps
12 116 (40.00%) Jenkins
13 104 (35.86%) Docker
14 103 (35.52%) Microservices
15 98 (33.79%) Continuous Integration
16 97 (33.45%) Scrum
17 96 (33.10%) Kubernetes
18 93 (32.07%) Software Engineering
19 84 (28.97%) AWS CloudFormation
20 82 (28.28%) PostgreSQL
21 79 (27.24%) Amazon Redshift
22 78 (26.90%) Finance
23 75 (25.86%) TDD
24 74 (25.52%) Terraform
25 70 (24.14%) Spring
26 69 (23.79%) Amazon ECS
27 68 (23.45%) AngularJS
28 66 (22.76%) Maven
29 65 (22.41%) Asset Management

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 30 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (9.66%) Apache Spark
3 26 (8.97%) Confluence
4 9 (3.10%) Apache
5 7 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.72%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.03%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (1.03%) CMS
8 2 (0.69%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.69%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.34%) Drupal
9 1 (0.34%) Tornado
Applications
1 3 (1.03%) InDesign
1 3 (1.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.10%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (1.03%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 289 (99.66%) AWS
2 187 (64.48%) Amazon S3
3 172 (59.31%) Serverless
4 168 (57.93%) AWS Lambda
5 160 (55.17%) Amazon EC2
6 84 (28.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 69 (23.79%) Amazon ECS
8 43 (14.83%) OpenShift
9 28 (9.66%) Amazon Kinesis
9 28 (9.66%) CloudFront
10 25 (8.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 24 (8.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 24 (8.28%) GitHub
11 24 (8.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 23 (7.93%) AWS CodePipeline
13 22 (7.59%) Route 53
14 20 (6.90%) Amazon EMR
14 20 (6.90%) AWS Step Functions
15 17 (5.86%) Amazon Glacier
16 16 (5.52%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.38%) DNS
1 4 (1.38%) VPN
2 2 (0.69%) Firewall
2 2 (0.69%) FTP
2 2 (0.69%) HTTP
2 2 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (0.69%) MQTT
2 2 (0.69%) SSL
2 2 (0.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (59.66%) Amazon RDS
2 82 (28.28%) PostgreSQL
3 79 (27.24%) Amazon Redshift
4 44 (15.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 29 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 26 (8.97%) NoSQL
7 23 (7.93%) Amazon Athena
7 23 (7.93%) MySQL
8 20 (6.90%) Amazon Aurora
9 19 (6.55%) MongoDB
10 17 (5.86%) RDBMS
11 16 (5.52%) Hadoop
12 13 (4.48%) Presto
13 11 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (3.45%) Big Data
14 10 (3.45%) Redis
14 10 (3.45%) SQL Server
15 9 (3.10%) Apache Hive
15 9 (3.10%) KDB
16 8 (2.76%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 131 (45.17%) Git (software)
2 116 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 66 (22.76%) Maven
4 53 (18.28%) JUnit
5 49 (16.90%) Mockito
6 48 (16.55%) Artifactory
7 47 (16.21%) DbUnit
7 47 (16.21%) SonarQube
8 46 (15.86%) jMock
9 28 (9.66%) JIRA
10 26 (8.97%) RStudio
11 21 (7.24%) Bitbucket
12 16 (5.52%) Gradle
13 15 (5.17%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (4.14%) GitLab
15 11 (3.79%) IntelliJ
16 9 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 7 (2.41%) CircleCI
18 6 (2.07%) Selenium
18 6 (2.07%) Travis CI
General
1 78 (26.90%) Finance
2 61 (21.03%) Front Office
3 29 (10.00%) Public Sector
4 15 (5.17%) Retail
5 8 (2.76%) Banking
6 6 (2.07%) Publishing
7 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.69%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 160 (55.17%) Developer
2 97 (33.45%) Java Developer
3 64 (22.07%) AWS Developer
4 49 (16.90%) AWS Engineer
5 39 (13.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 26 (8.97%) Architect
7 26 (8.97%) Data Engineer
8 25 (8.62%) Lead Developer
8 25 (8.62%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 25 (8.62%) Software Engineer
9 24 (8.28%) Java Software Developer
10 23 (7.93%) Python Engineer
11 21 (7.24%) AWS Architect
12 20 (6.90%) Python Developer
13 18 (6.21%) Lead Java Developer
13 18 (6.21%) Lead Software Developer
14 17 (5.86%) J2EE Developer
14 17 (5.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 17 (5.86%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (47.59%) Web Services
2 70 (24.14%) Spring
3 68 (23.45%) AngularJS
4 60 (20.69%) RESTful
5 50 (17.24%) SOAP
6 48 (16.55%) ActiveMQ
7 47 (16.21%) JPA
8 46 (15.86%) PowerMock
9 41 (14.14%) Hibernate
10 37 (12.76%) Node.js
11 36 (12.41%) J2EE
12 34 (11.72%) REST
12 34 (11.72%) Spring Cloud
13 26 (8.97%) React
14 23 (7.93%) J2SE
15 21 (7.24%) Kafka
16 20 (6.90%) .NET
17 19 (6.55%) Spring Boot
18 15 (5.17%) HTML
19 13 (4.48%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 61 (21.03%) Fixed Income
2 30 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (8.62%) Derivative
4 15 (5.17%) Data Structures
5 13 (4.48%) Algorithms
5 13 (4.48%) Hedge funds
6 10 (3.45%) Cloud Native
7 9 (3.10%) NHS
7 9 (3.10%) Video\Live Streaming
8 7 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.07%) Equities
10 4 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.38%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.03%) Blog
11 3 (1.03%) Pricing Data
12 2 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.69%) User Experience
13 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.34%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.76%) Linux
2 10 (3.45%) Windows
3 9 (3.10%) Unix
4 8 (2.76%) Debian
5 3 (1.03%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (62.76%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (40.34%) DevOps
3 103 (35.52%) Microservices
4 98 (33.79%) Continuous Integration
5 97 (33.45%) Scrum
6 93 (32.07%) Software Engineering
7 75 (25.86%) TDD
8 65 (22.41%) Asset Management
9 63 (21.72%) Open Source
10 57 (19.66%) BDD
11 46 (15.86%) Decision-Making
12 45 (15.52%) Kanban
13 41 (14.14%) Analytics
14 34 (11.72%) BPMN
15 33 (11.38%) Migration
16 22 (7.59%) ETL
16 22 (7.59%) Machine Learning
17 21 (7.24%) Continuous Delivery
18 20 (6.90%) Quantitative Analysis
19 19 (6.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 205 (70.69%) Java
2 131 (45.17%) Python
3 51 (17.59%) SQL
4 45 (15.52%) R
5 37 (12.76%) JavaScript
6 28 (9.66%) C#
7 17 (5.86%) C++
7 17 (5.86%) Java 8
7 17 (5.86%) Scala
8 12 (4.14%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.14%) PHP
8 12 (4.14%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.76%) C
10 5 (1.72%) Ruby
11 4 (1.38%) ES6
11 4 (1.38%) Go
11 4 (1.38%) Perl
11 4 (1.38%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 53 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 51 (17.59%) SC Cleared
3 32 (11.03%) AWS Certification
4 19 (6.55%) Degree
5 6 (2.07%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.69%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 104 (35.86%) Docker
2 45 (15.52%) Postfix
3 6 (2.07%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 96 (33.10%) Kubernetes
2 74 (25.52%) Terraform
3 10 (3.45%) Ansible
3 10 (3.45%) Packer
4 8 (2.76%) Prometheus
5 7 (2.41%) Kibana
6 6 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.72%) Puppet
8 4 (1.38%) Nagios
8 4 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.03%) Istio
9 3 (1.03%) linkerd
Vendors
1 18 (6.21%) Oracle
2 9 (3.10%) Bloomberg
3 8 (2.76%) MicroStrategy
3 8 (2.76%) Talend
4 7 (2.41%) Adobe
5 4 (1.38%) Google
5 4 (1.38%) IBM
5 4 (1.38%) Okta
6 3 (1.03%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.69%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.69%) Mercator
7 2 (0.69%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.34%) SAP
8 1 (0.34%) Zend