The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AWS CloudFormation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS CloudFormation over the 3 months to 24 June 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 AWS CloudFormation
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 507 571
Rank change year-on-year +110 +64  
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 208 137 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.31% 2.60% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 107 49
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £375 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

AWS CloudFormation is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6280 5268 3401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.58% 9.80% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4273 3701 2214
Median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 78 70
Median hourly rate £26.08 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.26% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

AWS CloudFormation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing AWS CloudFormation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS CloudFormation over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS CloudFormation within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +111 200 £475 - 47
London +52 135 £523 +10.00% 28
South East +50 28 £475 +11.76%
City of London +9 23 £525 +13.51% 4
South West +20 16 £438 - 2
Surrey +8 12 £550 +22.22%
North West +26 9 £450 - 8
Oxfordshire 0 9 £475 +22.58%
Devon - 7 £438 -
Exeter - 7 £438 -
East of England -20 6 £470 -10.04% 5
Bristol - 6 £388 - 1
Manchester - 6 £450 - 4
East Sussex - 6 £475 -
Oxford +1 5 £475 +22.58%
Wales - 5 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £448 - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £425 -
Leatherhead - 4 £550 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 £473 -
Swansea - 4 £475 -
West Wales - 4 £475 -
West Yorkshire +24 3 £450 -18.18% 1
Yorkshire +21 3 £450 -18.18% 1
East Midlands -4 3 £550 +29.41% 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £550 -
Berkshire - 3 £425 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £850 -
West Midlands +26 2 £463 +48.00% 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 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 AWS CloudFormation.

1 387 (98.72%) Amazon AWS
2 287 (73.21%) DevOps
3 255 (65.05%) Linux
4 186 (47.45%) Ansible
5 171 (43.62%) Terraform
6 161 (41.07%) Puppet
7 154 (39.29%) Jenkins
8 146 (37.24%) Python
9 132 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
10 116 (29.59%) Docker
11 114 (29.08%) Amazon EC2
12 112 (28.57%) Amazon S3
13 108 (27.55%) Java
14 104 (26.53%) Web Services
15 101 (25.77%) Ruby
16 95 (24.23%) Opscode Chef
17 94 (23.98%) Continuous Integration
18 88 (22.45%) Configuration Management
19 81 (20.66%) Security Cleared
20 78 (19.90%) SC Cleared
21 74 (18.88%) Git (software)
22 70 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 66 (16.84%) Windows
24 65 (16.58%) AWS Lambda
25 64 (16.33%) Amazon RDS
26 59 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
27 58 (14.80%) Bash Shell
28 57 (14.54%) Scrum
29 54 (13.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
30 52 (13.27%) Red Hat

AWS CloudFormation
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 51 (13.01%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (8.93%) Confluence
3 25 (6.38%) nginx
4 24 (6.12%) Tomcat
5 15 (3.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 15 (3.83%) IIS
6 10 (2.55%) Apache
7 9 (2.30%) OpenStack
8 8 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (2.04%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.53%) CMS
9 6 (1.53%) SAS
10 4 (1.02%) Magnolia
10 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.77%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.77%) Mule
12 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.02%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 387 (98.72%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (29.08%) Amazon EC2
3 112 (28.57%) Amazon S3
4 65 (16.58%) AWS Lambda
5 59 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 54 (13.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 43 (10.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 43 (10.97%) Route 53
8 37 (9.44%) PaaS
9 31 (7.91%) Amazon ELB
10 26 (6.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 24 (6.12%) CloudFront
12 22 (5.61%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (5.36%) GitHub
13 21 (5.36%) IaaS
14 20 (5.10%) Heroku
15 14 (3.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 13 (3.32%) AWS CloudTrail
16 13 (3.32%) Google Cloud Platform
17 11 (2.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.34%) VPN
2 16 (4.08%) Firewall
3 13 (3.32%) DNS
4 9 (2.30%) Internet
5 8 (2.04%) DHCP
5 8 (2.04%) HTTP
6 7 (1.79%) Network Security
6 7 (1.79%) SSL
6 7 (1.79%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.53%) LAN
7 6 (1.53%) MQTT
7 6 (1.53%) SMTP
7 6 (1.53%) VLAN
7 6 (1.53%) WAN
8 5 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.02%) Intranet
9 4 (1.02%) MPLS
9 4 (1.02%) SSH
10 3 (0.77%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (16.33%) Amazon RDS
2 49 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 36 (9.18%) MySQL
4 27 (6.89%) SQL Server
5 22 (5.61%) Redis
6 21 (5.36%) NoSQL
7 18 (4.59%) Big Data
8 17 (4.34%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (1.28%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.77%) Riak
13 2 (0.51%) DB2
13 2 (0.51%) InfluxDB
13 2 (0.51%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 154 (39.29%) Jenkins
2 74 (18.88%) Git (software)
3 41 (10.46%) JIRA
4 23 (5.87%) TeamCity
5 20 (5.10%) Bitbucket
5 20 (5.10%) Vagrant
6 19 (4.85%) GitLab
6 19 (4.85%) RSpec
7 16 (4.08%) Maven
8 14 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (2.30%) git-flow
12 8 (2.04%) Selenium
13 6 (1.53%) Gradle
13 6 (1.53%) Subversion
14 5 (1.28%) Grunt
14 5 (1.28%) gulp
15 4 (1.02%) Artifactory
15 4 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (5.87%) Finance
2 6 (1.53%) Marketing
2 6 (1.53%) Retail
3 5 (1.28%) Back Office
4 3 (0.77%) Legal
5 2 (0.51%) Banking
5 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.51%) Games
5 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.51%) Publishing
5 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.26%) Billing
6 1 (0.26%) Electronics
6 1 (0.26%) Law
6 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.26%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 189 (48.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 103 (26.28%) AWS Engineer
3 89 (22.70%) AWS DevOps
4 77 (19.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 70 (17.86%) Cloud Engineer
6 56 (14.29%) Developer
7 38 (9.69%) Architect
8 36 (9.18%) Linux Engineer
9 29 (7.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 27 (6.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 21 (5.36%) Senior DevOps
12 20 (5.10%) Cloud Architect
13 19 (4.85%) AWS Architect
14 18 (4.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 17 (4.34%) AWS Developer
16 15 (3.83%) Consultant
17 12 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 12 (3.06%) Java Developer
18 11 (2.81%) Windows DevOps Engineer
18 11 (2.81%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (26.53%) Web Services
2 51 (13.01%) Elastic Stack
3 48 (12.24%) Node.js
4 24 (6.12%) boto
5 23 (5.87%) .NET
6 21 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
6 21 (5.36%) Spring
7 17 (4.34%) Middleware
7 17 (4.34%) React
8 15 (3.83%) RESTful
9 14 (3.57%) CSS
10 12 (3.06%) Hibernate
10 12 (3.06%) HTML
11 11 (2.81%) jQuery
11 11 (2.81%) JSON
12 7 (1.79%) Ajax
12 7 (1.79%) LAMP
12 7 (1.79%) REST
12 7 (1.79%) Serverless Framework
13 5 (1.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.34%) Data Structures
2 15 (3.83%) Public Cloud
3 14 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (2.55%) PKI
5 10 (2.55%) User Experience
6 7 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.79%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Cloud
7 6 (1.53%) Fintech
8 5 (1.28%) Clustering
8 5 (1.28%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.51%) AS400
10 2 (0.51%) iSeries
10 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 255 (65.05%) Linux
2 70 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 66 (16.84%) Windows
4 48 (12.24%) CentOS
5 44 (11.22%) Ubuntu
6 22 (5.61%) Unix
7 15 (3.83%) Debian
7 15 (3.83%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.77%) Solaris
11 1 (0.26%) Android
11 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (73.21%) DevOps
2 132 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (23.98%) Continuous Integration
4 88 (22.45%) Configuration Management
5 57 (14.54%) Scrum
6 49 (12.50%) TDD
7 42 (10.71%) Kanban
8 41 (10.46%) Continuous Delivery
9 36 (9.18%) Auto-Scaling
10 30 (7.65%) Microservices
11 27 (6.89%) E-Commerce
11 27 (6.89%) Test Automation
12 24 (6.12%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 23 (5.87%) Open Source
14 21 (5.36%) Web Operations
15 20 (5.10%) Migration
16 18 (4.59%) Continuous Deployment
16 18 (4.59%) Mentoring
17 15 (3.83%) High Availability
17 15 (3.83%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 146 (37.24%) Python
2 108 (27.55%) Java
3 101 (25.77%) Ruby
4 58 (14.80%) Bash Shell
5 46 (11.73%) JavaScript
6 29 (7.40%) PHP
6 29 (7.40%) PowerShell
7 21 (5.36%) Perl
8 13 (3.32%) SQL
9 10 (2.55%) C#
10 6 (1.53%) Go
10 6 (1.53%) Scala
11 5 (1.28%) Groovy
12 3 (0.77%) Clojure
12 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.26%) ES6
14 1 (0.26%) Korn
14 1 (0.26%) Lua
14 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (20.66%) Security Cleared
2 78 (19.90%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.36%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.02%) MCSE
4 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.77%) Degree
5 3 (0.77%) MCP
5 3 (0.77%) MCSA
6 2 (0.51%) CCNP
6 2 (0.51%) MCITP
7 1 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.26%) CCNA
7 1 (0.26%) CISA
7 1 (0.26%) CISM
7 1 (0.26%) CISSP
7 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.26%) RHCE
7 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.61%) SLA
2 15 (3.83%) QA
3 3 (0.77%) GCP
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 116 (29.59%) Docker
2 35 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.28%) HDFS
5 5 (1.28%) vSphere
6 3 (0.77%) Xen
7 2 (0.51%) Corosync
7 2 (0.51%) iptables
7 2 (0.51%) UAG
7 2 (0.51%) vCloud
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) LXC
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 186 (47.45%) Ansible
2 171 (43.62%) Terraform
3 161 (41.07%) Puppet
4 95 (24.23%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (12.50%) Kubernetes
6 32 (8.16%) logstash
7 17 (4.34%) Mesos
8 16 (4.08%) Kibana
9 15 (3.83%) Graphite
10 13 (3.32%) Packer
11 12 (3.06%) Pingdom
12 6 (1.53%) Salt
13 5 (1.28%) Consul
13 5 (1.28%) Grafana
13 5 (1.28%) Rsyslog
13 5 (1.28%) Rundeck
14 4 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (1.02%) Nagios
14 4 (1.02%) StatsD
14 4 (1.02%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (13.27%) Red Hat
2 25 (6.38%) VMware
3 24 (6.12%) Atlassian
4 21 (5.36%) AppDynamics
4 21 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 19 (4.85%) ServiceNow
6 14 (3.57%) Google
7 12 (3.06%) PagerDuty
8 11 (2.81%) Oracle
9 10 (2.55%) New Relic
10 8 (2.04%) Adobe
11 6 (1.53%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.53%) Meraki
12 5 (1.28%) Hortonworks
12 5 (1.28%) Juniper
13 4 (1.02%) SaltStack
14 3 (0.77%) Dynatrace
15 2 (0.51%) Qualys
15 2 (0.51%) SOASTA, Inc
15 2 (0.51%) Zuora
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