Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 767 752 828
Rank change year-on-year -15 +76 +14
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 133 108 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.081%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.61% 0.78% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 93 77
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.74%
10th Percentile £413 £401 £375
90th Percentile £600 £556 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.70% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 21,728 13,920 11,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.28% 14.52% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,866 9,524 7,716
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 193 174
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -3.11% -13.80%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £67.50 £60.55 £47.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -24.44%

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 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Top 10 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 21 August 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 +29 130 £500 +5.26% 44
London +5 74 £500 +5.26% 27
UK excluding London -29 57 £525 +16.67% 20
South East -7 35 £525 +10.53% 10
North of England -13 13 £500 +2.56% 5
North West -15 9 £500 +5.26% 3
East of England -3 6 £525 +50.00%
Yorkshire -11 4 £525 +5.00% 2
South West -16 2 £463 +2.78% 1
Wales -19 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 132 (99.25%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (66.17%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (49.62%) Git (software)
3 66 (49.62%) Serverless
4 63 (47.37%) Amazon EC2
5 62 (46.62%) Amazon S3
5 62 (46.62%) AWS Lambda
6 57 (42.86%) Microservices
6 57 (42.86%) DevOps
7 56 (42.11%) Docker
8 53 (39.85%) TDD
9 50 (37.59%) JavaScript
10 49 (36.84%) Java
10 49 (36.84%) Jenkins
11 47 (35.34%) Scrum
12 35 (26.32%) Python
13 32 (24.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 32 (24.06%) Amazon RDS
14 31 (23.31%) Test Automation
14 31 (23.31%) MySQL
15 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (21.80%) BDD
16 29 (21.80%) Puppet
16 29 (21.80%) Ansible
17 28 (21.05%) Node.js
17 28 (21.05%) JSON
18 27 (20.30%) Spring
19 25 (18.80%) Java 8
19 25 (18.80%) Web Services
19 25 (18.80%) REST

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 18 (13.53%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (12.03%) Confluence
3 9 (6.77%) OpenStack
4 7 (5.26%) Apache Solr
4 7 (5.26%) IIS
5 5 (3.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (2.26%) Jetty
6 3 (2.26%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.75%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 132 (99.25%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (49.62%) Serverless
3 63 (47.37%) Amazon EC2
4 62 (46.62%) Amazon S3
4 62 (46.62%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (17.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (15.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (12.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 15 (11.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (8.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 10 (7.52%) AWS Fargate
11 10 (7.52%) Heroku
12 8 (6.02%) npm
13 7 (5.26%) CloudFront
13 7 (5.26%) IaaS
14 6 (4.51%) Force.com
14 6 (4.51%) SaaS
15 5 (3.76%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (3.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) HTTP
2 2 (1.50%) MQTT
2 2 (1.50%) VPN
3 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 32 (24.06%) Amazon RDS
2 31 (23.31%) MySQL
3 23 (17.29%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (16.54%) MongoDB
5 21 (15.79%) NoSQL
6 15 (11.28%) Relational Database
7 11 (8.27%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (6.77%) RDBMS
8 9 (6.77%) SQL Server
9 6 (4.51%) MySQL Workbench
10 4 (3.01%) Big Data
11 3 (2.26%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.50%) Redis
13 1 (0.75%) Amazon Aurora
13 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.75%) Electronic Patient Records
13 1 (0.75%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 66 (49.62%) Git (software)
2 49 (36.84%) Jenkins
3 19 (14.29%) JIRA
4 14 (10.53%) Maven
5 9 (6.77%) Gradle
6 8 (6.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (5.26%) SonarQube
8 6 (4.51%) GitLab
8 6 (4.51%) IntelliJ
8 6 (4.51%) Mercurial
8 6 (4.51%) TeamCity
9 5 (3.76%) Checkstyle
9 5 (3.76%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.76%) JUnit
9 5 (3.76%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (2.26%) Subversion
11 2 (1.50%) Ant
11 2 (1.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 2 (1.50%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.50%) gulp
General
1 7 (5.26%) Retail
2 6 (4.51%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Finance
3 4 (3.01%) Marketing
4 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (57.14%) Developer
2 26 (19.55%) AWS Developer
3 20 (15.04%) Java Developer
4 19 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
5 17 (12.78%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (12.03%) Senior Developer
7 12 (9.02%) Cloud Developer
8 10 (7.52%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 10 (7.52%) Senior Software Developer
9 9 (6.77%) Architect
9 9 (6.77%) AWS DevOps
9 9 (6.77%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (6.77%) PHP Developer
9 9 (6.77%) Tester
10 8 (6.02%) Perl Developer
10 8 (6.02%) Software Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.05%) JSON
1 28 (21.05%) Node.js
2 27 (20.30%) Spring
3 25 (18.80%) REST
3 25 (18.80%) Web Services
4 19 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 19 (14.29%) React
5 18 (13.53%) CSS
5 18 (13.53%) HTML
6 16 (12.03%) .NET
6 16 (12.03%) ActiveMQ
6 16 (12.03%) Spring Boot
7 12 (9.02%) AngularJS
8 11 (8.27%) Redux
8 11 (8.27%) Symfony
9 10 (7.52%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (6.77%) Kafka
10 9 (6.77%) Vue.js
11 8 (6.02%) Catalyst
11 8 (6.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.52%) Virtual Team
3 7 (5.26%) Cloud Native
3 7 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.51%) Fintech
4 6 (4.51%) User Experience
5 5 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.75%) Robotics
8 1 (0.75%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.29%) Linux
2 12 (9.02%) Windows
3 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.26%) CentOS
5 3 (2.26%) Unix
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (66.17%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (42.86%) DevOps
2 57 (42.86%) Microservices
3 53 (39.85%) TDD
4 47 (35.34%) Scrum
5 31 (23.31%) Test Automation
6 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (21.80%) BDD
8 22 (16.54%) E-Commerce
9 20 (15.04%) Kanban
10 19 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 18 (13.53%) MVC
12 17 (12.78%) Configuration Management
13 16 (12.03%) Front End Development
13 16 (12.03%) Open Source
14 14 (10.53%) Functional Testing
15 13 (9.77%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (7.52%) High Availability
16 10 (7.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.59%) JavaScript
2 49 (36.84%) Java
3 35 (26.32%) Python
4 25 (18.80%) Java 8
5 14 (10.53%) PHP
6 12 (9.02%) Perl
6 12 (9.02%) PowerShell
6 12 (9.02%) Ruby
7 10 (7.52%) C#
8 9 (6.77%) SQL
9 8 (6.02%) PHP 7
10 7 (5.26%) TypeScript
11 6 (4.51%) Apex Code
11 6 (4.51%) Bash Shell
12 4 (3.01%) Scala
13 2 (1.50%) Go
14 1 (0.75%) Clojure
14 1 (0.75%) ES6
14 1 (0.75%) ES8
Qualifications
1 12 (9.02%) SC Cleared
1 12 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.77%) Degree
3 6 (4.51%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.50%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 56 (42.11%) Docker
2 5 (3.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (21.80%) Ansible
1 29 (21.80%) Puppet
2 20 (15.04%) Kubernetes
3 17 (12.78%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (6.02%) Terraform
5 7 (5.26%) Packer
6 3 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (2.26%) Grafana
7 2 (1.50%) Graylog
7 2 (1.50%) Kibana
7 2 (1.50%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.75%) Graphite
8 1 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.51%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (3.76%) Adobe
3 5 (3.76%) Google
3 5 (3.76%) New Relic
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle
3 5 (3.76%) Rollbar
3 5 (3.76%) SAP
4 2 (1.50%) Appcelerator
4 2 (1.50%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.50%) Splunk
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.75%) VMware
5 1 (0.75%) Zend