Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 687 760 804
Rank change year-on-year +73 +44 +31
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 197 107 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.86% 0.69% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 90 78
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
10th Percentile £418 £413 £413
90th Percentile £600 £556 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
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 22,944 15,412 12,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.25% 15.50% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,783 10,612 8,301
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £303 £270 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 220 187
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -21.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.59
90th Percentile £62.06 £63.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.06
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.37% -25.83%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +95 193 £500 - 44
London +40 107 £510 +2.00% 22
UK excluding London +13 87 £500 +11.11% 23
South East +14 40 £550 +15.79% 11
North of England -7 35 £500 - 6
North West -8 19 £500 -2.44% 5
Yorkshire -6 16 £500 - 1
East of England -4 5 £575 +64.29%
East Midlands +7 3 £450 -5.26% 2
Midlands -14 3 £450 -10.00% 3
Wales -14 2 £550 +46.67% 1
South West -20 2 £463 +2.78% 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 196 (99.49%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (53.81%) Serverless
4 104 (52.79%) AWS Lambda
5 93 (47.21%) Amazon S3
6 90 (45.69%) Amazon EC2
7 87 (44.16%) Microservices
8 86 (43.65%) Docker
9 82 (41.62%) DevOps
10 79 (40.10%) Git (software)
11 76 (38.58%) Jenkins
12 71 (36.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 66 (33.50%) JavaScript
14 65 (32.99%) TDD
15 56 (28.43%) Node.js
16 54 (27.41%) Python
17 53 (26.90%) MySQL
18 49 (24.87%) Ansible
19 48 (24.37%) Amazon RDS
19 48 (24.37%) Java
20 46 (23.35%) Scrum
21 43 (21.83%) Puppet
22 42 (21.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
22 42 (21.32%) E-Commerce
22 42 (21.32%) Linux
22 42 (21.32%) Configuration Management
23 40 (20.30%) BDD
24 37 (18.78%) AWS CloudFormation
25 35 (17.77%) Java 8
26 33 (16.75%) Web Services

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 32 (16.24%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (10.66%) Confluence
3 11 (5.58%) Apache Solr
3 11 (5.58%) OpenStack
4 10 (5.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (3.55%) IIS
6 3 (1.52%) CMS
6 3 (1.52%) Jetty
6 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.02%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.02%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 196 (99.49%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (53.81%) Serverless
3 104 (52.79%) AWS Lambda
4 93 (47.21%) Amazon S3
5 90 (45.69%) Amazon EC2
6 42 (21.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 37 (18.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 31 (15.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 26 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
10 23 (11.68%) CloudFront
11 22 (11.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 20 (10.15%) SaaS
13 17 (8.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 16 (8.12%) AWS Fargate
15 15 (7.61%) Route 53
16 14 (7.11%) IaaS
17 12 (6.09%) PaaS
18 11 (5.58%) npm
19 10 (5.08%) Heroku
20 9 (4.57%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.20%) HTTP
2 14 (7.11%) Firewall
3 10 (5.08%) DNS
3 10 (5.08%) ICMP
3 10 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.08%) VPN
4 1 (0.51%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (36.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 53 (26.90%) MySQL
3 48 (24.37%) Amazon RDS
4 30 (15.23%) MongoDB
5 29 (14.72%) NoSQL
6 24 (12.18%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (4.06%) RDBMS
7 8 (4.06%) Redis
7 8 (4.06%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.54%) Big Data
9 4 (2.03%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.03%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.52%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.02%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.51%) DB2
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 79 (40.10%) Git (software)
2 76 (38.58%) Jenkins
3 29 (14.72%) JIRA
4 21 (10.66%) GitLab
5 15 (7.61%) SonarQube
6 12 (6.09%) IntelliJ
6 12 (6.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (5.58%) Maven
8 9 (4.57%) Gradle
9 8 (4.06%) Mercurial
10 7 (3.55%) Checkstyle
10 7 (3.55%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.55%) JUnit
10 7 (3.55%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.05%) Grunt
11 6 (3.05%) Jasmine
12 4 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.03%) Subversion
13 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.02%) Liquibase
General
1 15 (7.61%) Retail
2 12 (6.09%) Finance
3 6 (3.05%) Banking
3 6 (3.05%) Legal
4 5 (2.54%) Marketing
5 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 117 (59.39%) Developer
2 43 (21.83%) AWS Engineer
3 41 (20.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 39 (19.80%) AWS Developer
4 39 (19.80%) Senior Developer
5 24 (12.18%) Senior Software Developer
6 21 (10.66%) AWS DevOps
6 21 (10.66%) Java Developer
6 21 (10.66%) Software Engineer
7 20 (10.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 19 (9.64%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 19 (9.64%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (8.63%) Cloud Developer
10 16 (8.12%) AWS Software Engineer
10 16 (8.12%) JavaScript Engineer
10 16 (8.12%) PHP Developer
10 16 (8.12%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 16 (8.12%) Senior Software Engineer
11 13 (6.60%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (6.60%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (28.43%) Node.js
2 33 (16.75%) Web Services
3 32 (16.24%) Spring
4 31 (15.74%) React
4 31 (15.74%) REST
5 29 (14.72%) JSON
6 23 (11.68%) CSS
6 23 (11.68%) Spring Boot
6 23 (11.68%) Symfony
7 22 (11.17%) Redux
8 20 (10.15%) HTML
9 18 (9.14%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (8.63%) AngularJS
11 15 (7.61%) .NET
11 15 (7.61%) ActiveMQ
12 13 (6.60%) Vue.js
13 11 (5.58%) Catalyst
13 11 (5.58%) DBIx::Class
13 11 (5.58%) Moose
13 11 (5.58%) Plack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.15%) Public Cloud
2 16 (8.12%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.09%) Cloud Native
4 11 (5.58%) Virtual Team
5 9 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.06%) Fintech
6 8 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.05%) Robotics
7 6 (3.05%) Tandem
8 2 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.51%) User Experience
9 1 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.32%) Linux
2 13 (6.60%) Windows
3 12 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (5.58%) CentOS
5 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.05%) Unix
7 1 (0.51%) Android
7 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (44.16%) Microservices
3 82 (41.62%) DevOps
4 65 (32.99%) TDD
5 46 (23.35%) Scrum
6 42 (21.32%) Configuration Management
6 42 (21.32%) E-Commerce
7 40 (20.30%) BDD
8 31 (15.74%) Test Automation
9 30 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (14.72%) Software Engineering
11 25 (12.69%) Mentoring
12 24 (12.18%) Front End Development
12 24 (12.18%) Kanban
13 19 (9.64%) Open Source
14 18 (9.14%) MVC
15 16 (8.12%) User Stories
16 14 (7.11%) API Development
16 14 (7.11%) Functional Testing
17 13 (6.60%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 66 (33.50%) JavaScript
2 54 (27.41%) Python
3 48 (24.37%) Java
4 35 (17.77%) Java 8
5 27 (13.71%) Bash Shell
5 27 (13.71%) PHP
6 20 (10.15%) TypeScript
7 19 (9.64%) Perl
8 18 (9.14%) PHP 7
9 15 (7.61%) C#
10 13 (6.60%) PowerShell
10 13 (6.60%) SQL
11 11 (5.58%) Ruby
12 5 (2.54%) ES6
13 4 (2.03%) Scala
14 3 (1.52%) C
14 3 (1.52%) Go
15 1 (0.51%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.51%) ES8
Qualifications
1 23 (11.68%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.17%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.08%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.03%) Degree
5 2 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 86 (43.65%) Docker
2 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 49 (24.87%) Ansible
2 43 (21.83%) Puppet
3 32 (16.24%) Kubernetes
4 21 (10.66%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (10.15%) Terraform
6 9 (4.57%) Packer
7 4 (2.03%) Kibana
8 3 (1.52%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.02%) Grafana
9 2 (1.02%) Graylog
9 2 (1.02%) logstash
10 1 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 16 (8.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.08%) Adobe
3 4 (2.03%) Google
3 4 (2.03%) New Relic
3 4 (2.03%) Red Hat
3 4 (2.03%) Rollbar
4 2 (1.02%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.51%) Appcelerator
5 1 (0.51%) IBM
5 1 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle
5 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.51%) Splunk
5 1 (0.51%) Zend