Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 751 802 843
Rank change year-on-year +51 +41 +10
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 108 87 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.081% 0.056%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.74% 0.76% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 79 35
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.95% +25.71%
10th Percentile £406 £410 £393
90th Percentile £556 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £470
% change year-on-year - -4.26% +135.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 14594 11463 6949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 10.71% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9982 7968 4571
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.76% -
10th Percentile £269 £281 £250
90th Percentile £622 £605 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 178 132
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.77 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.54% -17.48% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £48.49 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £17.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +11.65% -26.09% +31.43%

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 19 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon SQS in the UK

Amazon SQS
Top 14 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 19 September 2017. 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 +47 94 £500 +5.26% 13
UK excluding London +73 57 £450 - 4
London -11 51 £500 +5.26% 9
South East +8 15 £475 +5.56% 2
North of England +89 13 £500 +11.11% 1
Scotland - 13 £425 -
North West +37 9 £475 +5.56% 1
South West +8 9 £450 +38.46% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £500 -
West Midlands +31 3 £500 -
Midlands +26 3 £500 +17.65%
East of England -10 3 £350 -28.21%
East Midlands -4 2 £475 +11.76%
Wales - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon SQS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Amazon SQS.

1 108 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (64.81%) Amazon EC2
3 64 (59.26%) Amazon S3
4 63 (58.33%) Java
5 60 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (49.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 51 (47.22%) Jenkins
8 45 (41.67%) DevOps
9 43 (39.81%) Microservices
9 43 (39.81%) Web Services
10 40 (37.04%) Linux
10 40 (37.04%) JavaScript
11 39 (36.11%) Scrum
12 36 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
12 36 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 35 (32.41%) TDD
14 34 (31.48%) Maven
14 34 (31.48%) Python
15 33 (30.56%) Node.js
16 32 (29.63%) NoSQL
16 32 (29.63%) Docker
17 29 (26.85%) Ruby
18 28 (25.93%) Spring
18 28 (25.93%) Elasticsearch
19 26 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (24.07%) AWS Lambda
20 25 (23.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
20 25 (23.15%) Git (software)
21 22 (20.37%) Route 53
21 22 (20.37%) MongoDB

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 28 (25.93%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (9.26%) Apache Solr
3 7 (6.48%) Confluence
3 7 (6.48%) nginx
4 5 (4.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (3.70%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.78%) Apache
7 2 (1.85%) IIS
8 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 108 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (64.81%) Amazon EC2
3 64 (59.26%) Amazon S3
4 36 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 26 (24.07%) AWS Lambda
6 25 (23.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 22 (20.37%) Route 53
8 21 (19.44%) Amazon ELB
9 20 (18.52%) CloudFront
10 15 (13.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (10.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (9.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 9 (8.33%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (7.41%) Twilio
15 5 (4.63%) GitHub
16 4 (3.70%) AWS OpsWorks
16 4 (3.70%) Heroku
16 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
16 4 (3.70%) SaaS
17 2 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) HTTP
2 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.63%) MQTT
3 5 (4.63%) SSL
4 2 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (0.93%) AMQP
5 1 (0.93%) DHCP
5 1 (0.93%) Firewall
5 1 (0.93%) Internet
5 1 (0.93%) Skype
5 1 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (49.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 36 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
3 32 (29.63%) NoSQL
4 22 (20.37%) MongoDB
5 15 (13.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (8.33%) MySQL
7 7 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (5.56%) Big Data
8 6 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.63%) Neo4j
10 4 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.85%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (1.85%) Redis
13 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.93%) Hazelcast
13 1 (0.93%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 51 (47.22%) Jenkins
2 34 (31.48%) Maven
3 25 (23.15%) Git (software)
4 11 (10.19%) Gradle
5 9 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 8 (7.41%) JIRA
6 8 (7.41%) JUnit
7 7 (6.48%) webpack
8 6 (5.56%) IntelliJ
8 6 (5.56%) Mercurial
8 6 (5.56%) Subversion
9 5 (4.63%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.70%) Checkstyle
10 4 (3.70%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.78%) Ant
11 3 (2.78%) GitLab
11 3 (2.78%) Grunt
11 3 (2.78%) JMeter
11 3 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.78%) RSpec
General
1 4 (3.70%) Marketing
2 3 (2.78%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Retail
3 2 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (63.89%) Developer
2 41 (37.96%) Java Developer
3 29 (26.85%) AWS Developer
4 23 (21.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (20.37%) AWS Engineer
6 14 (12.96%) AWS DevOps
6 14 (12.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 11 (10.19%) Node.js Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) WebOps Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior WebOps Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Java Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Python Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Ruby Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (39.81%) Web Services
2 33 (30.56%) Node.js
3 28 (25.93%) Spring
4 17 (15.74%) REST
5 16 (14.81%) Spring Boot
6 14 (12.96%) Kafka
7 11 (10.19%) HTML
7 11 (10.19%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (9.26%) CSS
9 9 (8.33%) AngularJS
9 9 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (8.33%) RESTful
10 8 (7.41%) React
10 8 (7.41%) Spring MVC
10 8 (7.41%) Swagger
11 7 (6.48%) Hibernate
11 7 (6.48%) Sass
12 6 (5.56%) J2EE
12 6 (5.56%) JSF
12 6 (5.56%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.48%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (6.48%) User Experience
3 3 (2.78%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.78%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.85%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.85%) Fintech
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) Online Games
5 1 (0.93%) Smart Home
5 1 (0.93%) Social Media
5 1 (0.93%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.04%) Linux
2 3 (2.78%) CentOS
2 3 (2.78%) Fedora
2 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.93%) Debian
4 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (41.67%) DevOps
3 43 (39.81%) Microservices
4 39 (36.11%) Scrum
5 35 (32.41%) TDD
6 26 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (19.44%) Kanban
8 20 (18.52%) BDD
8 20 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (16.67%) SOA
9 18 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 18 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 13 (12.04%) MVC
11 12 (11.11%) Open Source
12 10 (9.26%) E-Commerce
13 9 (8.33%) Configuration Management
13 9 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (8.33%) User Stories
14 8 (7.41%) Pair Programming
14 8 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (58.33%) Java
2 40 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 34 (31.48%) Python
4 29 (26.85%) Ruby
5 14 (12.96%) Bash Shell
6 12 (11.11%) PHP
7 10 (9.26%) SQL
8 8 (7.41%) ES6
9 6 (5.56%) C#
10 5 (4.63%) Scala
11 4 (3.70%) Go
12 3 (2.78%) Perl
13 2 (1.85%) Groovy
13 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.93%) Erlang
14 1 (0.93%) F#
14 1 (0.93%) VBScript
14 1 (0.93%) XPath
14 1 (0.93%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.93%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 32 (29.63%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (19.44%) Ansible
2 17 (15.74%) Puppet
2 17 (15.74%) Terraform
3 14 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (7.41%) Kibana
4 8 (7.41%) logstash
5 6 (5.56%) Salt
6 5 (4.63%) collectd
6 5 (4.63%) StatsD
7 3 (2.78%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.93%) Grafana
8 1 (0.93%) Graphite
8 1 (0.93%) Mesos
8 1 (0.93%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (5.56%) SaltStack
2 5 (4.63%) Adobe
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.63%) Rackspace
3 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.93%) Facebook
5 1 (0.93%) Google