Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 466 738 761
Rank change year-on-year +272 +23 +73
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 374 164 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.49% 0.71% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 132 94
UK median daily rate £525 £511 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.69% +7.63% +0.96%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £406
90th Percentile £675 £600 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 25,124 23,050 15,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.77% 22.61% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,116 15,860 10,529
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £656 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 346 225
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £18.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.38% -9.38% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.78 £11.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £78.75 £63.47 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.42 £17.50 £18.96
% change year-on-year +28.10% -7.70% +11.53%

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 22 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 September 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 +263 371 £525 +2.94% 42
London +242 275 £550 +10.00% 31
UK excluding London +79 95 £475 -9.52% 12
East of England +51 25 £525 -8.70% 1
West Midlands - 25 £475 - 1
Midlands - 25 £475 - 1
South East +4 19 £500 -9.09% 4
South West -2 18 £475 +2.70% 3
North of England +11 8 £475 -5.00% 2
North West +8 6 £475 -5.00% 2
Yorkshire +18 2 £400 -20.20%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 365 (97.59%) AWS
2 285 (76.20%) Java
3 270 (72.19%) Amazon S3
4 251 (67.11%) Agile Software Development
5 243 (64.97%) Serverless
6 241 (64.44%) AWS Lambda
7 215 (57.49%) Amazon RDS
8 205 (54.81%) Amazon EC2
9 194 (51.87%) DevOps
10 175 (46.79%) Web Services
10 175 (46.79%) Python
11 171 (45.72%) Docker
12 164 (43.85%) Kubernetes
13 162 (43.32%) Software Engineering
14 161 (43.05%) Finance
15 160 (42.78%) Terraform
16 149 (39.84%) Jenkins
17 145 (38.77%) Amazon Redshift
18 139 (37.17%) Artifactory
19 136 (36.36%) Git (software)
20 132 (35.29%) Amazon ECS
21 122 (32.62%) Asset Management
22 119 (31.82%) AWS CloudFormation
23 108 (28.88%) Continuous Integration
24 105 (28.07%) J2EE
24 105 (28.07%) OpenShift
25 104 (27.81%) AngularJS
26 97 (25.94%) Microservices
27 96 (25.67%) Scrum
28 94 (25.13%) TDD

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 38 (10.16%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (9.89%) Apache Spark
3 24 (6.42%) Confluence
4 17 (4.55%) Apache
5 15 (4.01%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.34%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (1.07%) Luigi
8 3 (0.80%) CMS
8 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.53%) Drupal
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.27%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.27%) Tornado
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 365 (97.59%) AWS
2 270 (72.19%) Amazon S3
3 243 (64.97%) Serverless
4 241 (64.44%) AWS Lambda
5 205 (54.81%) Amazon EC2
6 132 (35.29%) Amazon ECS
7 119 (31.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 105 (28.07%) OpenShift
9 54 (14.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 40 (10.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 29 (7.75%) Amazon EMR
12 27 (7.22%) CloudFront
13 26 (6.95%) Amazon Kinesis
14 23 (6.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 21 (5.61%) GCP
16 19 (5.08%) AWS Fargate
17 18 (4.81%) Route 53
18 17 (4.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 17 (4.55%) Azure
19 15 (4.01%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.28%) HTTP
2 12 (3.21%) DNS
3 9 (2.41%) FTP
3 9 (2.41%) SSL
3 9 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.34%) MQTT
5 4 (1.07%) Internet
6 3 (0.80%) Firewall
6 3 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.27%) Network Security
7 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (57.49%) Amazon RDS
2 145 (38.77%) Amazon Redshift
3 78 (20.86%) PostgreSQL
4 61 (16.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 53 (14.17%) MySQL
6 49 (13.10%) NoSQL
7 33 (8.82%) Relational Database
8 30 (8.02%) Amazon Athena
9 27 (7.22%) Amazon Aurora
10 26 (6.95%) MongoDB
11 22 (5.88%) Apache Hive
11 22 (5.88%) RDBMS
12 19 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (4.81%) Big Data
14 17 (4.55%) Hadoop
14 17 (4.55%) Redis
15 8 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (1.87%) Neo4j
17 6 (1.60%) Presto
17 6 (1.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 149 (39.84%) Jenkins
2 139 (37.17%) Artifactory
3 136 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 75 (20.05%) GitLab
5 67 (17.91%) RStudio
6 47 (12.57%) Maven
7 40 (10.70%) Mockito
8 37 (9.89%) Bitbucket
9 36 (9.63%) JUnit
10 29 (7.75%) Travis CI
11 28 (7.49%) JIRA
12 27 (7.22%) SonarQube
13 25 (6.68%) DbUnit
14 24 (6.42%) jMock
14 24 (6.42%) Sonatype Nexus
15 17 (4.55%) Gradle
16 14 (3.74%) Selenium
17 13 (3.48%) Cucumber
17 13 (3.48%) Subversion
18 12 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 161 (43.05%) Finance
2 82 (21.93%) Front Office
3 20 (5.35%) Retail
4 12 (3.21%) Public Sector
5 7 (1.87%) Banking
6 5 (1.34%) Games
7 4 (1.07%) Marketing
7 4 (1.07%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.80%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 250 (66.84%) Developer
2 131 (35.03%) AWS Developer
3 105 (28.07%) Java Developer
4 75 (20.05%) AWS Engineer
5 61 (16.31%) Senior Developer
6 55 (14.71%) Angular Developer
7 47 (12.57%) Data Engineer
8 44 (11.76%) Lead Developer
9 43 (11.50%) JavaScript Developer
10 41 (10.96%) JavaScript Engineer
11 40 (10.70%) UI Developer
12 37 (9.89%) UI Engineer
13 35 (9.36%) Python Developer
14 34 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 34 (9.09%) Java Software Developer
15 32 (8.56%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (6.95%) DevOps Engineer
16 26 (6.95%) Python Engineer
17 23 (6.15%) Full Stack Developer
18 22 (5.88%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (46.79%) Web Services
2 105 (28.07%) J2EE
3 104 (27.81%) AngularJS
4 75 (20.05%) Spring
5 55 (14.71%) Node.js
6 47 (12.57%) RESTful
6 47 (12.57%) Spring Boot
7 45 (12.03%) React
8 43 (11.50%) SOAP
9 40 (10.70%) CSS
9 40 (10.70%) HTML
10 34 (9.09%) .NET
10 34 (9.09%) Hibernate
11 33 (8.82%) JPA
11 33 (8.82%) Kafka
12 30 (8.02%) J2SE
13 29 (7.75%) REST
14 28 (7.49%) ActiveMQ
15 27 (7.22%) HTML5
16 25 (6.68%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 82 (21.93%) Fixed Income
2 21 (5.61%) Data Structures
2 21 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (3.48%) Derivative
4 10 (2.67%) User Experience
5 8 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.87%) Life Science
6 7 (1.87%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (1.07%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.07%) NHS
7 4 (1.07%) Online Games
8 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.80%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.80%) Pricing Data
9 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.53%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.27%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.71%) Linux
2 11 (2.94%) Ubuntu
3 8 (2.14%) Windows
4 7 (1.87%) Unix
5 4 (1.07%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.80%) CentOS
6 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (67.11%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (51.87%) DevOps
3 162 (43.32%) Software Engineering
4 122 (32.62%) Asset Management
5 108 (28.88%) Continuous Integration
6 97 (25.94%) Microservices
7 96 (25.67%) Scrum
8 94 (25.13%) TDD
9 93 (24.87%) Open Source
10 77 (20.59%) Decision-Making
11 65 (17.38%) BDD
12 56 (14.97%) Analytics
13 54 (14.44%) Deployment Automation
13 54 (14.44%) Front End Development
14 44 (11.76%) Release Management
15 41 (10.96%) Kanban
16 33 (8.82%) Machine Learning
17 27 (7.22%) Data Science
18 23 (6.15%) Migration
19 22 (5.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 285 (76.20%) Java
2 175 (46.79%) Python
3 92 (24.60%) JavaScript
4 53 (14.17%) SQL
5 33 (8.82%) Java 8
6 32 (8.56%) C#
7 28 (7.49%) R
8 27 (7.22%) Scala
9 23 (6.15%) TypeScript
10 20 (5.35%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.21%) ES6
12 11 (2.94%) C++
13 10 (2.67%) PHP
14 9 (2.41%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.60%) C
15 6 (1.60%) Go
16 5 (1.34%) Ruby
16 5 (1.34%) Shell Script
17 4 (1.07%) Perl
18 3 (0.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 45 (12.03%) AWS Certification
2 28 (7.49%) SC Cleared
2 28 (7.49%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.01%) Degree
4 5 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.53%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.60%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 171 (45.72%) Docker
2 24 (6.42%) Postfix
3 4 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.07%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.07%) Varnish
4 2 (0.53%) HDFS
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 164 (43.85%) Kubernetes
2 160 (42.78%) Terraform
3 62 (16.58%) Ansible
4 13 (3.48%) Puppet
5 10 (2.67%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.34%) Nagios
7 2 (0.53%) Istio
7 2 (0.53%) linkerd
7 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.53%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.27%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) Graphite
8 1 (0.27%) Packer
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 13 (3.48%) Atlassian
2 9 (2.41%) Google
2 9 (2.41%) Oracle
3 8 (2.14%) MicroStrategy
4 7 (1.87%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.34%) IBM
6 3 (0.80%) AppDynamics
6 3 (0.80%) Bloomberg
6 3 (0.80%) Talend
7 2 (0.53%) Adobe
7 2 (0.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.53%) SAP
8 1 (0.27%) BMC
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco
8 1 (0.27%) Elastic Path
8 1 (0.27%) HP
8 1 (0.27%) hybris
8 1 (0.27%) Mercator
8 1 (0.27%) Zend