Period
to

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 27 May 2022 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
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 546 367 447
Rank change year-on-year -179 +80 +110
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 298 384 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.65% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.95% 1.83% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 325 159
10th Percentile £413 £450 £450
25th Percentile £473 £488 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +9.73%
75th Percentile £656 £650 £700
90th Percentile £725 £713 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £550
% change year-on-year +7.89% -13.64% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £62.50 £25.07 -
Median % change year-on-year +149.35% - -
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 31,343 20,973 14,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.54% 35.45% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,795 15,047 10,168
10th Percentile £338 £323 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 341 224
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.23 £12.54
25th Percentile £15.37 £14.88 £16.16
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.86 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.64% +9.30% +2.56%
75th Percentile £53.88 £45.00 £34.56
90th Percentile £68.63 £63.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +1.28% +11.43%

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 27 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Amazon SQS.

Hourly rate trend 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 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -189 226 £563 +7.14% 52
Work from Home -188 206 £550 +4.76% 19
London -211 141 £578 +10.10% 27
UK excluding London -49 73 £513 +7.89% 27
North of England -26 28 £563 +4.65% 9
North West -20 20 £550 -8.33% 5
South East -32 20 £490 +0.51% 7
Midlands -33 11 £925 +124.24% 2
West Midlands - 10 £925 - 2
Scotland -8 8 £490 +11.89% 2
Yorkshire -36 6 £575 +27.78% 4
South West -38 4 £700 +64.71% 5
East of England - 3 £650 - 2
North East -12 2 - -
East Midlands -18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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.

1 297 (99.66%) AWS
2 215 (72.15%) Serverless
3 206 (69.13%) AWS Lambda
4 144 (48.32%) DevOps
4 144 (48.32%) Agile
5 139 (46.64%) Amazon S3
6 133 (44.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 131 (43.96%) CI/CD
8 123 (41.28%) Java
9 119 (39.93%) Microservices
10 100 (33.56%) Docker
11 97 (32.55%) Amazon EC2
12 92 (30.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 91 (30.54%) Python
14 89 (29.87%) Git (software)
15 83 (27.85%) Terraform
15 83 (27.85%) Amazon RDS
16 82 (27.52%) Kubernetes
17 78 (26.17%) React
18 72 (24.16%) Software Engineering
19 70 (23.49%) PostgreSQL
19 70 (23.49%) Jenkins
20 69 (23.15%) Spring
21 66 (22.15%) SQL
22 64 (21.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
23 62 (20.81%) Test Automation
24 60 (20.13%) Spring Boot
24 60 (20.13%) Amazon ECS
25 59 (19.80%) TDD
26 58 (19.46%) 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 21 (7.05%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (4.70%) Apache Spark
3 12 (4.03%) Confluence
4 8 (2.68%) Apache
5 7 (2.35%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (2.35%) Ethereum
5 7 (2.35%) GeoServer
5 7 (2.35%) Luigi
6 6 (2.01%) nginx
7 5 (1.68%) Documentum
7 5 (1.68%) FileNet
8 3 (1.01%) Apache Pulsar
9 2 (0.67%) CMS
9 2 (0.67%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.34%) JBoss
10 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.34%) Traefik
10 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 297 (99.66%) AWS
2 215 (72.15%) Serverless
3 206 (69.13%) AWS Lambda
4 139 (46.64%) Amazon S3
5 97 (32.55%) Amazon EC2
6 92 (30.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 64 (21.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 60 (20.13%) Amazon ECS
9 55 (18.46%) Azure
10 37 (12.42%) OpenShift
11 33 (11.07%) Amazon Kinesis
12 27 (9.06%) Amazon Cognito
12 27 (9.06%) AWS Fargate
13 26 (8.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 26 (8.72%) AWS CodePipeline
13 26 (8.72%) CloudFront
13 26 (8.72%) GitHub
14 25 (8.39%) Route 53
15 19 (6.38%) AWS CodeBuild
16 18 (6.04%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.35%) TCP/IP
1 7 (2.35%) VPN
2 4 (1.34%) Network Security
2 4 (1.34%) SSH
3 3 (1.01%) Firewall
3 3 (1.01%) HTTP
3 3 (1.01%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.67%) DNS
4 2 (0.67%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.67%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.34%) FTP
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.34%) SMS
5 1 (0.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (44.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 83 (27.85%) Amazon RDS
3 70 (23.49%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (14.77%) Amazon Redshift
4 44 (14.77%) NoSQL
5 42 (14.09%) MySQL
6 26 (8.72%) Redis
6 26 (8.72%) Relational Database
7 22 (7.38%) Amazon Aurora
8 19 (6.38%) Big Data
8 19 (6.38%) SQL Server
9 17 (5.70%) Amazon Athena
9 17 (5.70%) MongoDB
10 16 (5.37%) Azure SQL Database
11 14 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (4.36%) RDBMS
13 11 (3.69%) Hadoop
14 9 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (3.02%) Data Lake
15 7 (2.35%) Presto
Development Applications
1 89 (29.87%) Git (software)
2 70 (23.49%) Jenkins
3 44 (14.77%) GitLab
4 25 (8.39%) Artifactory
5 23 (7.72%) JUnit
6 21 (7.05%) Gradle
6 21 (7.05%) SonarQube
7 15 (5.03%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (4.70%) Cucumber
8 14 (4.70%) Maven
9 13 (4.36%) JIRA
9 13 (4.36%) Mockito
9 13 (4.36%) Postman
9 13 (4.36%) SpecFlow
10 9 (3.02%) git-flow
10 9 (3.02%) Selenium
11 7 (2.35%) Cypress.io
12 6 (2.01%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.01%) DbUnit
12 6 (2.01%) jMock
General
1 46 (15.44%) Social Skills
2 39 (13.09%) Finance
3 37 (12.42%) Public Sector
4 16 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.37%) Front Office
5 14 (4.70%) Retail
6 7 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.35%) Legal
7 4 (1.34%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.01%) Law
8 3 (1.01%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.67%) Billing
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.34%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 138 (46.31%) Developer
2 56 (18.79%) AWS Engineer
3 41 (13.76%) AWS Developer
4 39 (13.09%) Full Stack Developer
5 38 (12.75%) Java Developer
6 34 (11.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 31 (10.40%) AWS DevOps
8 22 (7.38%) Data Engineer
9 21 (7.05%) Architect
10 20 (6.71%) .NET Developer
10 20 (6.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 15 (5.03%) Senior DevOps
12 14 (4.70%) AWS Architect
13 13 (4.36%) Senior Developer
13 13 (4.36%) Software Engineer
14 12 (4.03%) Backend Developer
15 10 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
15 10 (3.36%) Integration Developer
15 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Developer
15 10 (3.36%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (26.17%) React
2 69 (23.15%) Spring
3 60 (20.13%) Spring Boot
4 58 (19.46%) REST
5 55 (18.46%) Kafka
6 44 (14.77%) Node.js
7 41 (13.76%) .NET
8 37 (12.42%) AngularJS
9 28 (9.40%) Vue.js
10 21 (7.05%) .NET Framework
10 21 (7.05%) GraphQL
11 20 (6.71%) RabbitMQ
12 19 (6.38%) Entity Framework
12 19 (6.38%) RESTful
13 18 (6.04%) Hibernate
13 18 (6.04%) J2EE
13 18 (6.04%) JPA
14 17 (5.70%) ASP.NET
14 17 (5.70%) Web Services
15 16 (5.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.72%) Cloud Native
2 14 (4.70%) Legacy Systems
3 12 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.36%) NHS
4 10 (3.36%) Reference Data
5 9 (3.02%) Hedge funds
5 9 (3.02%) User Experience
6 8 (2.68%) Blockchain
7 7 (2.35%) Equities
7 7 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.35%) Web3
8 6 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.01%) Robotics
9 5 (1.68%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.68%) Derivative
9 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.68%) Tandem
10 4 (1.34%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.73%) Linux
2 14 (4.70%) Windows
3 13 (4.36%) Unix
4 2 (0.67%) CentOS
4 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Debian
5 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (48.32%) Agile
1 144 (48.32%) DevOps
2 131 (43.96%) CI/CD
3 119 (39.93%) Microservices
4 72 (24.16%) Software Engineering
5 62 (20.81%) Test Automation
6 59 (19.80%) TDD
7 55 (18.46%) Full Stack Development
7 55 (18.46%) Scrum
8 47 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (14.09%) Event-Driven
10 39 (13.09%) Infrastructure as Code
11 38 (12.75%) Open Source
11 38 (12.75%) Unit Testing
12 32 (10.74%) Continuous Delivery
13 29 (9.73%) BDD
14 28 (9.40%) Analytics
15 27 (9.06%) ETL
16 25 (8.39%) Clean Code
17 24 (8.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 123 (41.28%) Java
2 91 (30.54%) Python
3 66 (22.15%) SQL
4 53 (17.79%) JavaScript
5 42 (14.09%) TypeScript
6 30 (10.07%) C#
7 20 (6.71%) Go
8 19 (6.38%) Bash
9 14 (4.70%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.69%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.36%) Scala
12 8 (2.68%) PHP
12 8 (2.68%) Ruby
13 7 (2.35%) Rust
13 7 (2.35%) Solidity
14 6 (2.01%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.34%) Perl
15 4 (1.34%) R
16 2 (0.67%) Gremlin
16 2 (0.67%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 32 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.03%) AWS Certification
4 8 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.68%) Degree
6 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.02%) Accessibility
2 8 (2.68%) GDPR
3 4 (1.34%) PMO
3 4 (1.34%) QA
4 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (33.56%) Docker
2 8 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.01%) Postfix
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 83 (27.85%) Terraform
2 82 (27.52%) Kubernetes
3 21 (7.05%) Grafana
4 17 (5.70%) Ansible
5 13 (4.36%) Kibana
6 7 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (1.68%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.01%) Rancher
9 2 (0.67%) Consul
9 2 (0.67%) Fluentd
9 2 (0.67%) Istio
9 2 (0.67%) Zipkin
10 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.34%) Graphite
10 1 (0.34%) Graylog
10 1 (0.34%) Kustomize
10 1 (0.34%) Opsgenie
10 1 (0.34%) Packer
10 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (7.72%) IBM
2 14 (4.70%) Oracle
3 9 (3.02%) ServiceNow
4 6 (2.01%) New Relic
4 6 (2.01%) VMware
5 5 (1.68%) OpenText
6 4 (1.34%) Alteryx
6 4 (1.34%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.01%) MKS
7 3 (1.01%) Snow
7 3 (1.01%) Splunk
8 2 (0.67%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.67%) Databricks
8 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.67%) SAP
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe
9 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.34%) Okta
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.34%) TIBCO