Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 305 368
Rank change year-on-year +62 +63 +116
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 336 701 716
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.83% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.31% 2.86% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 477 558
Median daily rate £525 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £405 £423 £413
90th Percentile £625 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £545 £513
% change year-on-year -15.14% +6.34% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year +37.25% - -

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 10,146 24,476 24,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.54% 29.03% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,630 16,777 16,773
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +3.26%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £305
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 410 336
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.40% +22.40% -10.83%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.13 £74.13 £56.88
Median hourly rate £22.66 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.90% +20.00% -

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 26 October 2020.

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 14 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 26 October 2020. 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 +44 267 £525 -4.55% 139
London +36 150 £550 -4.35% 65
UK excluding London +118 148 £463 -15.14% 93
North of England +102 84 £450 -14.29% 33
North West +78 73 £440 -18.14% 24
Work from Home -50 69 £525 -4.55% 19
Scotland +76 33 £475 -11.63% 13
South East +142 24 £540 -6.09% 8
Yorkshire +65 7 £513 +1.99% 8
North East +37 4 £450 -4.26% 1
Wales +42 3 £425 -29.17% 5
East of England +74 2 £513 +2.50% 9
Midlands +59 2 £450 - 18
West Midlands +57 2 £450 -25.00% 16

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 326 (97.02%) AWS
2 245 (72.92%) DevOps
3 218 (64.88%) Python
4 207 (61.61%) Terraform
5 168 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (48.51%) Jenkins
7 154 (45.83%) Serverless
8 151 (44.94%) Kubernetes
9 142 (42.26%) AWS Lambda
10 139 (41.37%) Docker
10 139 (41.37%) Infrastructure as Code
11 137 (40.77%) Java
12 122 (36.31%) Amazon S3
13 120 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
14 103 (30.65%) Amazon ECS
15 99 (29.46%) Ansible
16 91 (27.08%) Finance
17 89 (26.49%) Microservices
18 88 (26.19%) Bash Shell
19 85 (25.30%) Linux
20 84 (25.00%) OpenShift
20 84 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
21 73 (21.73%) Web Services
22 69 (20.54%) Software Engineering
23 67 (19.94%) Amazon EKS
24 58 (17.26%) Git (software)
25 57 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
25 57 (16.96%) Artifactory
25 57 (16.96%) Amazon SQS
25 57 (16.96%) Amazon Redshift

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 14 (4.17%) Confluence
2 11 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.98%) Jupyter
4 7 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.49%) Apache
6 4 (1.19%) IIS
6 4 (1.19%) nginx
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.60%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) OpenWhisk
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 326 (97.02%) AWS
2 154 (45.83%) Serverless
3 142 (42.26%) AWS Lambda
4 122 (36.31%) Amazon S3
5 120 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
6 103 (30.65%) Amazon ECS
7 84 (25.00%) OpenShift
8 67 (19.94%) Amazon EKS
9 57 (16.96%) Amazon SQS
10 55 (16.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 50 (14.88%) Azure
12 44 (13.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 42 (12.50%) AWS CloudTrail
14 35 (10.42%) Route 53
15 24 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
16 19 (5.65%) GCP
16 19 (5.65%) PaaS
16 19 (5.65%) SaaS
17 17 (5.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 17 (5.06%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.76%) DNS
2 9 (2.68%) HTTP
3 8 (2.38%) Firewall
4 7 (2.08%) VPN
5 6 (1.79%) Network Security
6 4 (1.19%) Internet
6 4 (1.19%) Skype
7 3 (0.89%) SSL
7 3 (0.89%) WAN
8 2 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.30%) IPsec
9 1 (0.30%) MPLS
9 1 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
2 57 (16.96%) Amazon Redshift
3 40 (11.90%) Relational Database
4 32 (9.52%) NoSQL
5 30 (8.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 24 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (6.85%) Amazon Aurora
8 22 (6.55%) RDBMS
9 21 (6.25%) MySQL
10 16 (4.76%) Redis
11 15 (4.46%) SQL Server
12 10 (2.98%) Amazon Athena
13 8 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.79%) Data Lake
14 6 (1.79%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.79%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
16 4 (1.19%) Amazon QuickSight
17 3 (0.89%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 163 (48.51%) Jenkins
2 58 (17.26%) Git (software)
3 57 (16.96%) Artifactory
4 34 (10.12%) RStudio
5 33 (9.82%) GitLab
6 19 (5.65%) JIRA
7 16 (4.76%) SonarQube
7 16 (4.76%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.57%) Gradle
9 10 (2.98%) Bitbucket Server
9 10 (2.98%) Maven
10 7 (2.08%) JUnit
10 7 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.79%) CircleCI
11 6 (1.79%) Terragrunt
11 6 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.19%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.19%) Subversion
13 3 (0.89%) Grunt
13 3 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 91 (27.08%) Finance
2 49 (14.58%) Front Office
3 33 (9.82%) Public Sector
4 28 (8.33%) Banking
5 8 (2.38%) Marketing
6 7 (2.08%) Law
7 5 (1.49%) Games
7 5 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 122 (36.31%) AWS Engineer
2 120 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 80 (23.81%) AWS DevOps
4 68 (20.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 49 (14.58%) Developer
6 44 (13.10%) Architect
6 44 (13.10%) Cloud Engineer
7 36 (10.71%) AWS Developer
7 36 (10.71%) Python Engineer
8 24 (7.14%) AWS Architect
8 24 (7.14%) Java Developer
9 20 (5.95%) Lead Developer
9 20 (5.95%) Python Developer
10 19 (5.65%) Java Software Developer
10 19 (5.65%) Lead Java Developer
10 19 (5.65%) Lead Software Developer
11 16 (4.76%) Lead DevOps
12 15 (4.46%) Java Engineer
12 15 (4.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 15 (4.46%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (21.73%) Web Services
2 50 (14.88%) REST
3 39 (11.61%) J2EE
3 39 (11.61%) J2SE
4 36 (10.71%) Node.js
5 30 (8.93%) SOAP
6 21 (6.25%) Spring Boot
7 19 (5.65%) Spring
8 17 (5.06%) Lambda Expressions
9 14 (4.17%) Django
10 13 (3.87%) .NET
10 13 (3.87%) Elastic Stack
10 13 (3.87%) Kafka
10 13 (3.87%) React
11 12 (3.57%) Flask
11 12 (3.57%) OAuth
12 11 (3.27%) HTML
13 10 (2.98%) OAuth2
14 9 (2.68%) HTML5
15 8 (2.38%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.29%) Equities
2 47 (13.99%) Derivative
2 47 (13.99%) Fixed Income
3 21 (6.25%) Cloud Native
4 15 (4.46%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.79%) PKI
9 5 (1.49%) Blog
9 5 (1.49%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.49%) User Experience
10 4 (1.19%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.89%) Clustering
11 3 (0.89%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.60%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 85 (25.30%) Linux
2 27 (8.04%) Windows
3 23 (6.85%) Unix
4 13 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.57%) CentOS
6 10 (2.98%) Windows Server
7 9 (2.68%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.89%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.89%) VMS
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.30%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (72.92%) DevOps
2 168 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (41.37%) Infrastructure as Code
4 89 (26.49%) Microservices
5 69 (20.54%) Software Engineering
6 57 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (16.07%) Decision-Making
7 54 (16.07%) Deployment Automation
8 49 (14.58%) Asset Management
9 47 (13.99%) Infrastructure Automation
9 47 (13.99%) Scrum
10 36 (10.71%) Configuration Management
11 31 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (9.23%) Migration
12 30 (8.93%) Test Automation
13 18 (5.36%) Auto-Scaling
13 18 (5.36%) Blue-Green Deployment
13 18 (5.36%) TDD
14 17 (5.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 16 (4.76%) Canary Deployment
Programming Languages
1 218 (64.88%) Python
2 137 (40.77%) Java
3 88 (26.19%) Bash Shell
4 40 (11.90%) JavaScript
5 35 (10.42%) R
6 28 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 20 (5.95%) SQL
8 17 (5.06%) TypeScript
9 15 (4.46%) Groovy
10 12 (3.57%) Java 8
11 10 (2.98%) Ruby
11 10 (2.98%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.68%) C#
12 9 (2.68%) C++
13 7 (2.08%) C
14 6 (1.79%) Go
15 4 (1.19%) PHP
16 2 (0.60%) ES6
16 2 (0.60%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (5.95%) AWS Certification
2 14 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.38%) Degree
5 4 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.89%) CCNA
7 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.30%) CCNP
8 1 (0.30%) CISA
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.17%) QA
2 5 (1.49%) NIST
3 4 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (41.37%) Docker
2 9 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.19%) Varnish
5 3 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.89%) Gluster
5 3 (0.89%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.60%) etcd
6 2 (0.60%) LXC
6 2 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 207 (61.61%) Terraform
2 151 (44.94%) Kubernetes
3 99 (29.46%) Ansible
4 53 (15.77%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (12.20%) Puppet
6 19 (5.65%) Grafana
7 15 (4.46%) Packer
8 11 (3.27%) Consul
9 9 (2.68%) Kibana
9 9 (2.68%) Prometheus
10 6 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.49%) PingFederate
12 3 (0.89%) Graylog
12 3 (0.89%) Nagios
12 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.60%) Istio
13 2 (0.60%) Nessus
13 2 (0.60%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 17 (5.06%) Microsoft
1 17 (5.06%) Oracle
2 15 (4.46%) Splunk
3 11 (3.27%) VMware
4 10 (2.98%) Google
5 7 (2.08%) F5
6 6 (1.79%) AppDynamics
7 5 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.49%) Cisco
7 5 (1.49%) Dynatrace
8 4 (1.19%) IBM
8 4 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.60%) Databricks
9 2 (0.60%) McAfee
9 2 (0.60%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.60%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.60%) SAP
10 1 (0.30%) Alibaba
10 1 (0.30%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.30%) Refinitiv