Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 771 741 804
Rank change year-on-year -30 +63 -1
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 112 100 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.55% 0.81% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 84 82
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £400 £398 £375
90th Percentile £606 £561 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +7.95%
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 20,427 12,391 9,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.37% 13.53% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,917 8,536 6,742
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.43%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 176 155
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% -3.11% -12.84%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.70
90th Percentile £56.25 £60.50 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -18.75%

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 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Top 12 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 June 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 -29 108 £506 +12.50% 40
London -44 57 £500 +11.11% 16
UK excluding London -25 53 £525 +16.67% 26
South East -12 27 £406 -14.47% 10
Midlands -12 9 £625 +25.00% 3
West Midlands -12 8 £623 +24.50% 1
East of England +3 6 £525 - 1
North West -19 6 £630 +41.97% 6
North of England -20 6 £630 +52.73% 7
Scotland -48 3 £425 - 1
South West +2 2 £463 +2.78% 3
East Midlands -1 1 £625 +25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (57.14%) Amazon S3
4 62 (55.36%) Java
5 61 (54.46%) Amazon EC2
6 51 (45.54%) DevOps
7 44 (39.29%) TDD
7 44 (39.29%) Scrum
8 43 (38.39%) JavaScript
8 43 (38.39%) Git (software)
9 42 (37.50%) Docker
10 39 (34.82%) Serverless
10 39 (34.82%) Jenkins
11 38 (33.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 37 (33.04%) AWS Lambda
12 37 (33.04%) Microservices
13 34 (30.36%) Test Automation
14 30 (26.79%) NoSQL
14 30 (26.79%) Node.js
14 30 (26.79%) AWS CloudFormation
15 29 (25.89%) MySQL
15 29 (25.89%) Linux
16 28 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
17 27 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (23.21%) Amazon RDS
19 24 (21.43%) REST
19 24 (21.43%) Spring
19 24 (21.43%) JSON
20 23 (20.54%) CSS
20 23 (20.54%) Open Source

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 22 (19.64%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (16.96%) Confluence
3 8 (7.14%) OpenStack
4 6 (5.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (5.36%) Apache Solr
5 5 (4.46%) nginx
6 3 (2.68%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.89%) Apache
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.89%) IIS
7 1 (0.89%) JBoss
7 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 112 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (57.14%) Amazon S3
3 61 (54.46%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (34.82%) Serverless
5 37 (33.04%) AWS Lambda
6 30 (26.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (20.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 19 (16.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 15 (13.39%) Amazon ELB
9 15 (13.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (10.71%) CloudFront
10 12 (10.71%) Route 53
11 7 (6.25%) GitHub
11 7 (6.25%) Heroku
11 7 (6.25%) IaaS
11 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (6.25%) npm
12 6 (5.36%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (5.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (5.36%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.93%) HTTP
2 4 (3.57%) SMS
3 2 (1.79%) MQTT
3 2 (1.79%) SSL
3 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (33.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 30 (26.79%) NoSQL
3 29 (25.89%) MySQL
4 28 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (23.21%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 13 (11.61%) MongoDB
8 10 (8.93%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (7.14%) RDBMS
10 6 (5.36%) MySQL Workbench
10 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
11 3 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (2.68%) Big Data
11 3 (2.68%) Hazelcast
11 3 (2.68%) RavenDB
11 3 (2.68%) Redis
12 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.89%) BigQuery
13 1 (0.89%) Electronic Patient Records
13 1 (0.89%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 43 (38.39%) Git (software)
2 39 (34.82%) Jenkins
3 20 (17.86%) JIRA
4 17 (15.18%) Maven
5 10 (8.93%) Gradle
6 8 (7.14%) Babel
6 8 (7.14%) IntelliJ
6 8 (7.14%) webpack
7 7 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 7 (6.25%) JUnit
8 6 (5.36%) Checkstyle
8 6 (5.36%) Mercurial
8 6 (5.36%) SonarQube
8 6 (5.36%) TeamCity
9 5 (4.46%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (2.68%) Ant
10 3 (2.68%) Mocha
10 3 (2.68%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.68%) Subversion
General
1 7 (6.25%) Retail
1 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.36%) Marketing
3 5 (4.46%) Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Finance
5 1 (0.89%) French Language
5 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (59.82%) Developer
2 29 (25.89%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.50%) AWS Developer
3 14 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Architect
5 10 (8.93%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (8.04%) Tester
7 7 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Perl Developer
7 7 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 7 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.36%) Functional Tester
8 6 (5.36%) Salesforce Architect
8 6 (5.36%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (4.46%) PHP Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.57%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.79%) Node.js
2 24 (21.43%) JSON
2 24 (21.43%) REST
2 24 (21.43%) Spring
3 23 (20.54%) CSS
4 20 (17.86%) AngularJS
5 19 (16.96%) HTML
5 19 (16.96%) React
5 19 (16.96%) Swagger
5 19 (16.96%) Web Services
6 16 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
7 15 (13.39%) ActiveMQ
8 12 (10.71%) OAuth
8 12 (10.71%) OAuth2
9 11 (9.82%) .NET
9 11 (9.82%) Jest
9 11 (9.82%) Redux
10 10 (8.93%) J2EE
10 10 (8.93%) jQuery
10 10 (8.93%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (10.71%) User Experience
3 11 (9.82%) Mobile App
4 10 (8.93%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.25%) Virtual Team
6 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.57%) Cloud Native
7 4 (3.57%) Fintech
7 4 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.68%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.68%) Social Media
9 2 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.89%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.89%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.89%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.89%) Linux
2 8 (7.14%) Android
3 6 (5.36%) Unix
4 4 (3.57%) Windows
5 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.89%) CentOS
6 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (45.54%) DevOps
3 44 (39.29%) Scrum
3 44 (39.29%) TDD
4 37 (33.04%) Microservices
5 34 (30.36%) Test Automation
6 27 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (20.54%) Open Source
8 21 (18.75%) Kanban
9 20 (17.86%) BDD
9 20 (17.86%) Configuration Management
10 19 (16.96%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (16.96%) E-Commerce
11 18 (16.07%) Software Engineering
12 15 (13.39%) MVC
13 12 (10.71%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (10.71%) Front End Development
13 12 (10.71%) Test Scripting
14 11 (9.82%) Pair Programming
15 10 (8.93%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 62 (55.36%) Java
2 43 (38.39%) JavaScript
3 23 (20.54%) Java 8
4 20 (17.86%) Python
5 17 (15.18%) SQL
6 12 (10.71%) PHP
7 11 (9.82%) Ruby
8 10 (8.93%) ES8
8 10 (8.93%) Perl
9 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
9 9 (8.04%) C#
10 8 (7.14%) ES6
11 6 (5.36%) Apex Code
11 6 (5.36%) Scala
12 1 (0.89%) Clojure
12 1 (0.89%) Go
12 1 (0.89%) Groovy
12 1 (0.89%) Haskell
12 1 (0.89%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (14.29%) Degree
2 10 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.46%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.68%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) GCP
System Software
1 42 (37.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) Puppet
2 13 (11.61%) Terraform
3 12 (10.71%) Ansible
4 8 (7.14%) Kubernetes
5 7 (6.25%) Kibana
5 7 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.36%) logstash
7 5 (4.46%) collectd
7 5 (4.46%) Grafana
7 5 (4.46%) StatsD
8 3 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.79%) Salt
10 1 (0.89%) Graphite
Vendors
1 12 (10.71%) Google
2 8 (7.14%) New Relic
2 8 (7.14%) Splunk
3 7 (6.25%) Adobe
4 6 (5.36%) Atlassian
4 6 (5.36%) Oracle
4 6 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.36%) SaltStack
5 5 (4.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.46%) Rollbar
5 5 (4.46%) SAP
6 3 (2.68%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.68%) Zend
7 2 (1.79%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.89%) Apigee
8 1 (0.89%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.89%) VMware
8 1 (0.89%) webMethods