Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 812 825
Rank change year-on-year +51 +13 +46
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 126 79 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.075% 0.062%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.75% 0.63% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 63 42
UK median daily rate £500 £465 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +1.64% +30.71%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £400
90th Percentile £556 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +137.50%
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 16802 12468 7452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.30% 11.84% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11640 8582 5033
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 187 114
UK median hourly rate £19.63 £18.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.03% -15.29% +18.06%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.66 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.76% -24.31% +28.57%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +55 116 £500 +7.53% 25
London +3 73 £500 +5.26% 14
UK excluding London +64 51 £475 +5.56% 12
South East +3 15 £488 +8.33%
North of England - 12 £500 - 4
North West - 8 £513 - 4
Scotland - 7 £425 - 1
South West - 6 £450 - 3
West Midlands +35 5 £500 +11.11%
Midlands +26 5 £500 +11.11%
East of England -14 5 £525 - 4
Yorkshire - 4 £500 -
East Midlands -6 2 £475 -
Wales - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (63.49%) Amazon EC2
2 80 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (62.70%) Java
4 74 (58.73%) Amazon S3
5 59 (46.83%) DevOps
6 58 (46.03%) Microservices
7 55 (43.65%) Linux
8 54 (42.86%) Jenkins
8 54 (42.86%) Docker
9 50 (39.68%) Web Services
10 47 (37.30%) Python
11 45 (35.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 45 (35.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 43 (34.13%) Amazon RDS
12 43 (34.13%) TDD
12 43 (34.13%) Scrum
13 39 (30.95%) Elasticsearch
14 37 (29.37%) JavaScript
15 36 (28.57%) Node.js
16 35 (27.78%) Spring
16 35 (27.78%) AWS Lambda
17 34 (26.98%) Serverless
18 33 (26.19%) Ruby
18 33 (26.19%) Maven
19 32 (25.40%) MongoDB
20 31 (24.60%) Ansible
21 30 (23.81%) Git (software)
22 29 (23.02%) NoSQL
23 27 (21.43%) Terraform

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 39 (30.95%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (10.32%) nginx
3 11 (8.73%) Apache Solr
4 5 (3.97%) Apache
4 5 (3.97%) Confluence
5 4 (3.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (3.17%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.59%) Jetty
7 1 (0.79%) IIS
7 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (63.49%) Amazon EC2
3 74 (58.73%) Amazon S3
4 45 (35.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 35 (27.78%) AWS Lambda
6 34 (26.98%) Serverless
7 25 (19.84%) Route 53
8 24 (19.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 19 (15.08%) Amazon ELB
9 19 (15.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 15 (11.90%) CloudFront
11 11 (8.73%) Amazon Kinesis
12 9 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (6.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (6.35%) GitHub
14 6 (4.76%) Heroku
15 4 (3.17%) SaaS
16 3 (2.38%) AWS CloudTrail
16 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
17 2 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.08%) HTTP
2 11 (8.73%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.14%) SSL
4 6 (4.76%) SSH
5 3 (2.38%) Firewall
6 2 (1.59%) LDAP
6 2 (1.59%) Network Security
6 2 (1.59%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.79%) AMQP
7 1 (0.79%) DHCP
7 1 (0.79%) DNS
7 1 (0.79%) Internet
7 1 (0.79%) MQTT
7 1 (0.79%) SAN
7 1 (0.79%) Skype
7 1 (0.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (35.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 43 (34.13%) Amazon RDS
3 32 (25.40%) MongoDB
4 29 (23.02%) NoSQL
5 19 (15.08%) MySQL
6 12 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (8.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (6.35%) Neo4j
9 5 (3.97%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (2.38%) CouchDB
10 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
10 3 (2.38%) Hazelcast
11 2 (1.59%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.59%) Big Data
11 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.59%) Redis
12 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 33 (26.19%) Maven
3 30 (23.81%) Git (software)
4 14 (11.11%) Subversion
4 14 (11.11%) webpack
5 8 (6.35%) Babel
5 8 (6.35%) Grunt
5 8 (6.35%) JIRA
5 8 (6.35%) JUnit
5 8 (6.35%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.76%) CircleCI
6 6 (4.76%) Gradle
7 5 (3.97%) GitLab
7 5 (3.97%) IntelliJ
8 4 (3.17%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.17%) JMeter
8 4 (3.17%) Mercurial
8 4 (3.17%) Mockito
8 4 (3.17%) RSpec
9 3 (2.38%) Artifactory
General
1 4 (3.17%) Publishing
2 3 (2.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (0.79%) Advertising
3 1 (0.79%) Automotive
3 1 (0.79%) Back Office
3 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.79%) Games
3 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (57.94%) Developer
2 49 (38.89%) Java Developer
3 30 (23.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (17.46%) AWS Engineer
5 20 (15.87%) AWS Developer
6 12 (9.52%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (9.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
8 8 (6.35%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (6.35%) WebOps Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Senior WebOps Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Java Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Java Software Developer
11 4 (3.17%) Senior DevOps
12 3 (2.38%) Agile Java Developer
12 3 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (39.68%) Web Services
2 36 (28.57%) Node.js
3 35 (27.78%) Spring
4 25 (19.84%) RabbitMQ
5 20 (15.87%) Spring Boot
6 18 (14.29%) Kafka
7 16 (12.70%) AngularJS
7 16 (12.70%) Elastic Stack
7 16 (12.70%) REST
8 13 (10.32%) CSS
8 13 (10.32%) Sass
9 12 (9.52%) HTML
10 10 (7.94%) LEMP Stack
10 10 (7.94%) React
11 9 (7.14%) Hibernate
11 9 (7.14%) Sensu
12 8 (6.35%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (6.35%) Apache Camel
12 8 (6.35%) JSON
12 8 (6.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) User Experience
2 12 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.38%) Fintech
4 3 (2.38%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.79%) Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.79%) Online Games
5 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) Social Media
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (43.65%) Linux
2 8 (6.35%) CentOS
3 6 (4.76%) Ubuntu
4 5 (3.97%) Debian
5 4 (3.17%) Fedora
6 3 (2.38%) Unix
7 1 (0.79%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (46.83%) DevOps
3 58 (46.03%) Microservices
4 43 (34.13%) Scrum
4 43 (34.13%) TDD
5 26 (20.63%) BDD
5 26 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (20.63%) Software Engineering
6 25 (19.84%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (17.46%) Test Automation
8 20 (15.87%) Kanban
9 18 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 18 (14.29%) SOA
10 15 (11.90%) Open Source
11 13 (10.32%) E-Commerce
12 9 (7.14%) IT Governance
12 9 (7.14%) Project Management
12 9 (7.14%) Regression Testing
12 9 (7.14%) Supplier Management
12 9 (7.14%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 79 (62.70%) Java
2 47 (37.30%) Python
3 37 (29.37%) JavaScript
4 33 (26.19%) Ruby
5 24 (19.05%) Bash Shell
6 16 (12.70%) PHP
7 15 (11.90%) ES6
8 10 (7.94%) SQL
9 7 (5.56%) Go
10 6 (4.76%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.17%) C#
12 3 (2.38%) Scala
13 2 (1.59%) GraphQL
13 2 (1.59%) Perl
14 1 (0.79%) Erlang
14 1 (0.79%) F#
14 1 (0.79%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (42.86%) Docker
2 2 (1.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.59%) Firmware
2 2 (1.59%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (24.60%) Ansible
2 27 (21.43%) Terraform
3 25 (19.84%) Puppet
4 18 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (11.90%) Kibana
5 15 (11.90%) logstash
6 9 (7.14%) collectd
6 9 (7.14%) Kubernetes
6 9 (7.14%) Salt
6 9 (7.14%) StatsD
7 4 (3.17%) Packer
8 2 (1.59%) Grafana
8 2 (1.59%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.59%) Nagios
8 2 (1.59%) Oozie
9 1 (0.79%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (7.94%) SaltStack
2 9 (7.14%) Rackspace
3 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.17%) Adobe
5 3 (2.38%) Splunk
6 2 (1.59%) Google
6 2 (1.59%) New Relic
6 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.79%) Facebook
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) NetApp
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle
7 1 (0.79%) VMware