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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Amazon AWS CloudFormation
UK
Rank 409 541 556
Rank change year-on-year +132 +15  
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 180 89 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.21% 2.13% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 65 40
Median daily rate £500 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +14.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £488 £375
% change year-on-year - +30.00%  
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 5600 4178 2612
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.61% 7.91% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3902 2905 1673
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.64% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 71 96
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.22 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £44.43 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +99 138 £500 +5.26% 37
London +37 100 £500 +5.26% 18
Wales - 40 £489 -
Swansea - 26 £488 -
West Wales - 26 £488 -
South East +30 14 £425 -17.07% 6
City of London +4 14 £525 -2.32% 1
South Wales - 12 £494 -
North West +37 7 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 7 £500 -
Surrey - 6 £525 - 1
Staines - 6 £525 -
South West - 5 £533 -
East of England -11 4 £550 +12.82% 7
Bristol - 4 £500 -
Manchester +14 3 £394 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £538 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £538 - 2
West Sussex +7 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £425 - 1
Kent - 2 £401 -
Leeds - 2 £469 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £385 -
Leicester - 2 £385 -
East Midlands - 2 £385 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 - 1
Cambridge +7 1 £450 -7.69% 1
Middlesex +2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 1 £450 -7.69% 1
Norfolk - 1 £550 - 6

AWS CloudFormation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 367 (93.38%) Amazon AWS
2 275 (69.97%) DevOps
3 229 (58.27%) Linux
4 179 (45.55%) Terraform
5 175 (44.53%) Ansible
6 171 (43.51%) Puppet
7 160 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
8 149 (37.91%) Jenkins
9 128 (32.57%) Python
10 127 (32.32%) Amazon EC2
11 123 (31.30%) Web Services
12 120 (30.53%) Amazon S3
13 118 (30.03%) Continuous Integration
14 112 (28.50%) Docker
15 107 (27.23%) Opscode Chef
16 106 (26.97%) Security Cleared
17 98 (24.94%) SC Cleared
18 87 (22.14%) Git (software)
18 87 (22.14%) Amazon RDS
19 79 (20.10%) Java
20 72 (18.32%) Configuration Management
21 68 (17.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
22 65 (16.54%) Ruby
23 64 (16.28%) Windows
23 64 (16.28%) Bash Shell
24 58 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
25 57 (14.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
26 56 (14.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
27 52 (13.23%) High Availability
28 49 (12.47%) nginx

AWS CloudFormation
Top Related 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 49 (12.47%) nginx
2 45 (11.45%) Confluence
3 38 (9.67%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (4.83%) IIS
5 16 (4.07%) Apache
6 15 (3.82%) Tomcat
7 13 (3.31%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (3.31%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.54%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.53%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.27%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.27%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.76%) SAS
13 2 (0.51%) WordPress
14 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.25%) JBoss
14 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 367 (93.38%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (32.32%) Amazon EC2
3 120 (30.53%) Amazon S3
4 68 (17.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 58 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 57 (14.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 46 (11.70%) AWS Lambda
8 45 (11.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 43 (10.94%) CloudFront
10 41 (10.43%) Amazon ELB
11 39 (9.92%) PaaS
12 35 (8.91%) Amazon SQS
13 33 (8.40%) Route 53
14 29 (7.38%) AWS CloudTrail
15 21 (5.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 17 (4.33%) GitHub
17 14 (3.56%) IaaS
18 13 (3.31%) Amazon EMR
19 12 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
19 12 (3.05%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.41%) VPN
2 29 (7.38%) Firewall
3 18 (4.58%) HTTP
4 13 (3.31%) DNS
4 13 (3.31%) Internet
5 11 (2.80%) Network Security
6 9 (2.29%) SSL
6 9 (2.29%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.29%) WAN
7 8 (2.04%) DHCP
7 8 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (2.04%) LDAP
8 7 (1.78%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.78%) MPLS
8 7 (1.78%) RTP
8 7 (1.78%) RTSP
9 6 (1.53%) LAN
10 4 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.02%) SSH
11 3 (0.76%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (22.14%) Amazon RDS
2 56 (14.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 35 (8.91%) NoSQL
4 27 (6.87%) MongoDB
5 23 (5.85%) MySQL
6 19 (4.83%) SQL Server
7 13 (3.31%) Big Data
8 10 (2.54%) Redis
9 8 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.78%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.27%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
14 1 (0.25%) HBase
14 1 (0.25%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 149 (37.91%) Jenkins
2 87 (22.14%) Git (software)
3 48 (12.21%) JIRA
4 27 (6.87%) Vagrant
5 23 (5.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 23 (5.85%) TeamCity
6 19 (4.83%) Maven
7 14 (3.56%) Subversion
8 13 (3.31%) Bitbucket
8 13 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (2.80%) JUnit
10 8 (2.04%) Mockito
10 8 (2.04%) RSpec
11 7 (1.78%) git-flow
11 7 (1.78%) Selenium
12 6 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.02%) GitLab
14 3 (0.76%) Mercurial
14 3 (0.76%) NUnit
14 3 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (7.12%) Finance
2 15 (3.82%) Retail
3 10 (2.54%) Banking
4 8 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.78%) Law
6 6 (1.53%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.27%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.76%) Electronics
8 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.76%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.51%) Billing
9 2 (0.51%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 199 (50.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 125 (31.81%) AWS Engineer
3 108 (27.48%) AWS DevOps
4 68 (17.30%) Cloud Engineer
5 44 (11.20%) Developer
6 30 (7.63%) Linux Engineer
7 29 (7.38%) Architect
8 24 (6.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 22 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (5.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 21 (5.34%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.82%) Senior DevOps
12 14 (3.56%) Consultant
13 12 (3.05%) Cloud Architect
13 12 (3.05%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.05%) PowerShell Engineer
13 12 (3.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.80%) AWS Architect
14 11 (2.80%) Senior Developer
14 11 (2.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (31.30%) Web Services
2 38 (9.67%) Elastic Stack
3 30 (7.63%) boto
4 28 (7.12%) HTML
5 24 (6.11%) Spring
6 21 (5.34%) CSS
7 18 (4.58%) .NET
8 16 (4.07%) RESTful
9 15 (3.82%) JSON
10 12 (3.05%) jQuery
11 11 (2.80%) REST
12 10 (2.54%) Ajax
13 9 (2.29%) ASP.NET
13 9 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (2.29%) Middleware
14 8 (2.04%) LEMP Stack
14 8 (2.04%) Node.js
15 7 (1.78%) FFmpeg
15 7 (1.78%) GStreamer
15 7 (1.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.33%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (4.07%) PKI
3 15 (3.82%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.54%) Private Cloud
5 8 (2.04%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.04%) User Experience
6 7 (1.78%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.78%) MPEG
6 7 (1.78%) Streaming Video
7 6 (1.53%) Clustering
7 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.51%) AS400
11 2 (0.51%) iSeries
11 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 229 (58.27%) Linux
2 64 (16.28%) Windows
3 36 (9.16%) CentOS
4 35 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (6.87%) Ubuntu
6 26 (6.62%) Unix
7 21 (5.34%) CoreOS
8 12 (3.05%) Debian
9 9 (2.29%) Windows Server
9 9 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.78%) Android
10 7 (1.78%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (69.97%) DevOps
2 160 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (30.03%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (18.32%) Configuration Management
5 52 (13.23%) High Availability
6 44 (11.20%) Auto-Scaling
6 44 (11.20%) Migration
7 39 (9.92%) Scrum
8 37 (9.41%) TDD
9 34 (8.65%) Microservices
10 33 (8.40%) Continuous Deployment
11 30 (7.63%) Data Migration
11 30 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (7.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 25 (6.36%) Open Source
14 24 (6.11%) Automated Testing
15 23 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (4.83%) Infrastructure Monitoring
16 19 (4.83%) Web Operations
17 17 (4.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 128 (32.57%) Python
2 79 (20.10%) Java
3 65 (16.54%) Ruby
4 64 (16.28%) Bash Shell
5 37 (9.41%) PowerShell
6 33 (8.40%) JavaScript
7 30 (7.63%) SQL
8 28 (7.12%) Perl
9 24 (6.11%) Go
9 24 (6.11%) PHP
10 19 (4.83%) C#
11 10 (2.54%) Scala
12 8 (2.04%) C
13 6 (1.53%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.02%) Groovy
15 1 (0.25%) Clojure
15 1 (0.25%) Korn
15 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.25%) sed
15 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 106 (26.97%) Security Cleared
2 98 (24.94%) SC Cleared
3 40 (10.18%) AWS Certification
4 9 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.04%) MCSE
5 8 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.53%) CCNP
6 6 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.53%) Degree
7 4 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (1.02%) MCITP
7 4 (1.02%) MCP
7 4 (1.02%) MCSA
8 3 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.76%) CCNA
8 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CISA
9 1 (0.25%) CISM
9 1 (0.25%) CISSP
9 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.62%) SLA
2 18 (4.58%) QA
3 13 (3.31%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 112 (28.50%) Docker
2 30 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.38%) Active Directory
4 14 (3.56%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.27%) HDFS
6 5 (1.27%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.02%) UAG
8 3 (0.76%) vSphere
8 3 (0.76%) Xen
9 2 (0.51%) Corosync
9 2 (0.51%) vCloud
10 1 (0.25%) etcd
10 1 (0.25%) Firmware
10 1 (0.25%) flannel
10 1 (0.25%) iptables
10 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.25%) XenApp
10 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 179 (45.55%) Terraform
2 175 (44.53%) Ansible
3 171 (43.51%) Puppet
4 107 (27.23%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (10.43%) Kubernetes
6 19 (4.83%) Sysdig
7 18 (4.58%) logstash
8 17 (4.33%) Kibana
9 16 (4.07%) Packer
10 15 (3.82%) Pingdom
10 15 (3.82%) rkt
11 13 (3.31%) Salt
12 10 (2.54%) Nagios
13 9 (2.29%) Consul
13 9 (2.29%) StatsD
14 7 (1.78%) Graphite
14 7 (1.78%) SELinux
15 6 (1.53%) Grafana
16 5 (1.27%) collectd
16 5 (1.27%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 40 (10.18%) VMware
2 36 (9.16%) Red Hat
3 23 (5.85%) Atlassian
4 22 (5.60%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.60%) SaltStack
5 19 (4.83%) New Relic
6 17 (4.33%) AppDynamics
7 15 (3.82%) PagerDuty
8 13 (3.31%) Google
9 9 (2.29%) Oracle
10 7 (1.78%) Brightcove
10 7 (1.78%) Rackspace
10 7 (1.78%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.53%) Trend Micro
12 5 (1.27%) Hortonworks
12 5 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.02%) Cisco
13 4 (1.02%) SAP
13 4 (1.02%) Splunk
14 3 (0.76%) F5
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