Period
to 11 April 2021

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 6 months to 11 April 2021 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
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 247 300 313
Rank change year-on-year +53 +13 +93
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 523 492 802
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.82% 0.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.86% 2.73% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 364 544
10th Percentile £412 £425 £425
25th Percentile £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £575 £626 £625
90th Percentile £655 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -8.10% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £51.25
Median % change year-on-year +150.00% -68.78% +86.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +28.00% -

AWS CloudFormation 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 18,274 18,046 26,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.76% 30.25% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,161 12,644 18,467
10th Percentile £313 £281 £313
25th Percentile £406 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £660 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 283 259
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.29 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -3.06%
75th Percentile £45.00 £34.63 £25.75
90th Percentile £60.78 £57.50 £48.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.08 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.81% +12.25% +3.03%

AWS CloudFormation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AWS CloudFormation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS CloudFormation.

Daily rate trend for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS CloudFormation over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS CloudFormation.

Hourly rate trend for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Top 16 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 6 months to 11 April 2021. 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 +19 367 £500 -9.09% 160
UK excluding London +88 234 £483 -8.10% 106
London -16 206 £525 -6.67% 68
Work from Home -100 177 £525 - 41
Scotland +46 80 £475 -9.52% 9
North of England +35 61 £468 -10.95% 40
North West +12 49 £468 -10.95% 23
South East +59 35 £550 -2.22% 23
South West +63 26 £557 -3.13% 11
Wales - 12 £550 - 6
East of England +41 10 £425 -20.93% 9
Yorkshire +29 10 £459 -9.21% 13
Midlands +21 10 £488 +14.71% 9
West Midlands +15 9 £450 - 9
North East +31 2 £550 -9.47% 4
East Midlands +21 1 £525 +23.53%

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 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 AWS CloudFormation.

1 509 (97.32%) AWS
2 309 (59.08%) DevOps
3 278 (53.15%) Terraform
4 243 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
5 230 (43.98%) Python
6 228 (43.59%) Infrastructure as Code
7 214 (40.92%) Serverless
8 193 (36.90%) AWS Lambda
9 190 (36.33%) Ansible
10 187 (35.76%) Jenkins
11 157 (30.02%) Amazon S3
12 146 (27.92%) Docker
13 136 (26.00%) Linux
14 127 (24.28%) Java
14 127 (24.28%) Kubernetes
15 123 (23.52%) Azure
16 115 (21.99%) Microservices
17 112 (21.41%) JavaScript
18 104 (19.89%) Amazon EC2
19 94 (17.97%) Opscode Chef
20 86 (16.44%) Scrum
21 81 (15.49%) Git (software)
22 79 (15.11%) PostgreSQL
22 79 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
23 78 (14.91%) TypeScript
24 77 (14.72%) Puppet
25 76 (14.53%) Configuration Management
26 75 (14.34%) Security Cleared
27 74 (14.15%) Amazon ECS
28 70 (13.38%) Software Engineering

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 28 (5.35%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (4.97%) Confluence
3 19 (3.63%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.68%) nginx
5 10 (1.91%) Apache
6 9 (1.72%) Jupyter
7 8 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.96%) JBoss
9 4 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.57%) CMS
10 3 (0.57%) GeoServer
10 3 (0.57%) IIS
10 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.38%) OpenWhisk
12 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 509 (97.32%) AWS
2 214 (40.92%) Serverless
3 193 (36.90%) AWS Lambda
4 157 (30.02%) Amazon S3
5 123 (23.52%) Azure
6 104 (19.89%) Amazon EC2
7 74 (14.15%) Amazon ECS
8 66 (12.62%) GCP
9 65 (12.43%) OpenShift
10 57 (10.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 56 (10.71%) Amazon EKS
12 51 (9.75%) AWS CodePipeline
13 50 (9.56%) Amazon SQS
14 41 (7.84%) Route 53
15 39 (7.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 35 (6.69%) Amazon Kinesis
17 34 (6.50%) Amazon ELB
17 34 (6.50%) Amazon GuardDuty
17 34 (6.50%) PaaS
18 33 (6.31%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.25%) Firewall
2 9 (1.72%) Network Security
3 7 (1.34%) DNS
3 7 (1.34%) Unified Communications
3 7 (1.34%) VPN
4 6 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.76%) NetScaler
6 4 (0.76%) SSL
7 3 (0.57%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.57%) H.323
7 3 (0.57%) HTTP
7 3 (0.57%) MGCP
7 3 (0.57%) NX-OS
7 3 (0.57%) Sourcefire
7 3 (0.57%) VoIP
7 3 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (15.11%) PostgreSQL
2 65 (12.43%) Amazon RDS
3 60 (11.47%) Amazon Aurora
4 57 (10.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 33 (6.31%) NoSQL
5 33 (6.31%) Relational Database
6 32 (6.12%) SQL Server
7 29 (5.54%) MongoDB
7 29 (5.54%) MySQL
8 26 (4.97%) Amazon Redshift
9 23 (4.40%) Amazon Athena
10 22 (4.21%) RDBMS
11 18 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.68%) Big Data
13 12 (2.29%) Redis
14 7 (1.34%) Amazon QuickSight
14 7 (1.34%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.34%) Spatial Data
14 7 (1.34%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 187 (35.76%) Jenkins
2 81 (15.49%) Git (software)
3 44 (8.41%) GitLab
4 35 (6.69%) JIRA
5 19 (3.63%) SonarQube
6 17 (3.25%) Artifactory
7 16 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (2.49%) Cypress.io
9 12 (2.29%) Selenium
9 12 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (2.29%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.91%) Subversion
11 9 (1.72%) Gradle
12 8 (1.53%) Maven
12 8 (1.53%) Vagrant
13 6 (1.15%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.96%) CircleCI
14 5 (0.96%) Grunt
14 5 (0.96%) JUnit
14 5 (0.96%) RStudio
General
1 69 (13.19%) Finance
2 57 (10.90%) Public Sector
3 26 (4.97%) Banking
4 7 (1.34%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.96%) Retail
6 4 (0.76%) Billing
7 2 (0.38%) Advertising
7 2 (0.38%) Law
7 2 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Automotive
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Games
8 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 162 (30.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 137 (26.20%) AWS Engineer
3 127 (24.28%) Developer
4 82 (15.68%) AWS DevOps
5 70 (13.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 62 (11.85%) Architect
7 48 (9.18%) AWS Developer
8 45 (8.60%) Cloud Engineer
9 37 (7.07%) Cloud Architect
10 28 (5.35%) Senior DevOps
11 27 (5.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 26 (4.97%) AWS Architect
13 24 (4.59%) Technical Leader
14 21 (4.02%) C# Developer
14 21 (4.02%) Platform Engineer
15 18 (3.44%) Java Developer
16 17 (3.25%) C# Quant Developer
16 17 (3.25%) Data Engineer
16 17 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
16 17 (3.25%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.05%) Node.js
2 57 (10.90%) .NET
3 54 (10.33%) HTML
3 54 (10.33%) REST
4 47 (8.99%) CSS
5 43 (8.22%) Web Services
6 40 (7.65%) Spring
7 34 (6.50%) Spring Boot
8 28 (5.35%) Kafka
9 25 (4.78%) React
10 23 (4.40%) OAuth
11 22 (4.21%) Elastic Stack
12 20 (3.82%) .NET Core
12 20 (3.82%) HTML5
12 20 (3.82%) SOAP
13 19 (3.63%) Lambda Expressions
14 18 (3.44%) Redux
15 15 (2.87%) AngularJS
16 13 (2.49%) OAuth2
16 13 (2.49%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.84%) Cloud Native
1 41 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
2 40 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.12%) Public Cloud
4 27 (5.16%) User Experience
5 26 (4.97%) Data Structures
6 20 (3.82%) Algorithms
7 17 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (3.25%) Hedge funds
8 15 (2.87%) Clustering
9 13 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.96%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.76%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.57%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
15 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
15 2 (0.38%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 136 (26.00%) Linux
2 65 (12.43%) Windows
3 34 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (4.97%) Windows Server
5 23 (4.40%) Unix
6 18 (3.44%) Ubuntu
7 12 (2.29%) CentOS
8 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (59.08%) DevOps
2 243 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (43.59%) Infrastructure as Code
4 115 (21.99%) Microservices
5 86 (16.44%) Scrum
6 79 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
7 76 (14.53%) Configuration Management
8 70 (13.38%) Software Engineering
9 58 (11.09%) Migration
10 42 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
10 42 (8.03%) Test Automation
11 40 (7.65%) Continuous Delivery
12 37 (7.07%) TDD
13 36 (6.88%) Kanban
14 29 (5.54%) Mentoring
15 28 (5.35%) Analytics
15 28 (5.35%) ETL
16 26 (4.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 26 (4.97%) Open Source
17 24 (4.59%) Human-Centred Design
Programming Languages
1 230 (43.98%) Python
2 127 (24.28%) Java
3 112 (21.41%) JavaScript
4 78 (14.91%) TypeScript
5 66 (12.62%) Bash Shell
6 64 (12.24%) SQL
7 58 (11.09%) PowerShell
8 36 (6.88%) C#
9 23 (4.40%) C++
10 20 (3.82%) Go
11 18 (3.44%) Groovy
12 17 (3.25%) Shell Script
13 11 (2.10%) R
13 11 (2.10%) Ruby
14 9 (1.72%) Scala
15 8 (1.53%) PHP
16 7 (1.34%) C
17 5 (0.96%) Java 8
18 3 (0.57%) Cypher
19 2 (0.38%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 75 (14.34%) Security Cleared
2 64 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 49 (9.37%) AWS Certification
4 11 (2.10%) Degree
5 9 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.96%) CISSP
7 5 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.96%) OCP
7 5 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.57%) CCNP
8 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.38%) CCNA
9 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.19%) CCIE
10 1 (0.19%) CEH
10 1 (0.19%) CISA
10 1 (0.19%) CISM
10 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.49%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.57%) GDPR
3 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (27.92%) Docker
2 24 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.49%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.96%) HDFS
7 3 (0.57%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.57%) vSphere
8 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.19%) etcd
9 1 (0.19%) Varnish
9 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 278 (53.15%) Terraform
2 190 (36.33%) Ansible
3 127 (24.28%) Kubernetes
4 94 (17.97%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (14.72%) Puppet
6 51 (9.75%) Grafana
7 19 (3.63%) Nagios
8 17 (3.25%) Kibana
9 16 (3.06%) Prometheus
10 12 (2.29%) Packer
11 10 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (1.53%) Salt
13 5 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.76%) Mesos
15 3 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
15 3 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
15 3 (0.57%) Graylog
15 3 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
15 3 (0.57%) Marathon
15 3 (0.57%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 39 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.54%) Google
3 28 (5.35%) Oracle
4 26 (4.97%) VMware
5 15 (2.87%) Splunk
6 10 (1.91%) Informatica
7 9 (1.72%) F5
8 7 (1.34%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.15%) Cisco
10 5 (0.96%) Citrix
10 5 (0.96%) Databricks
10 5 (0.96%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.96%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.76%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.76%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.76%) IBM
11 4 (0.76%) New Relic
12 3 (0.57%) Palo Alto
12 3 (0.57%) Teradata
12 3 (0.57%) Vertica