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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 398 551 559
Rank change year-on-year +153 +8  
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 204 104 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.38% 2.13% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 80 48
Median daily rate £500 £488 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +13.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £566 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £375
% change year-on-year -2.56% +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 6039 4872 2960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.00% 8.72% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4185 3353 1869
Median daily rate £475 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +6.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +1.74% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 84 109
Median hourly rate £20.58 £23.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.43% -9.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.15 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% -19.00%  

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +105 174 £500 +2.56% 43
London +63 115 £520 +4.00% 24
Wales - 27 £500 -
City of London +10 22 £525 - 8
South East +33 21 £475 -7.31% 6
Swansea - 19 £481 -
West Wales - 19 £481 -
East of England -8 10 £550 +12.82% 6
South West +19 8 £506 - 3
Oxfordshire - 8 £475 -
Surrey +9 7 £563 - 1
Staines +8 7 £563 -
South Wales - 7 £500 -
North West - 6 £431 - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £550 - 3
Bristol - 5 £506 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £395 - 2
Yorkshire - 5 £544 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £544 -
Oxford - 5 £475 -
Leeds - 3 £444 -
Watford - 3 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £600 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £450 -
Manchester - 3 £450 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £448 - 3
Cardiff - 3 £500 -
North East - 3 £450 -
West Midlands - 3 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 396 (94.96%) Amazon AWS
2 290 (69.54%) DevOps
3 255 (61.15%) Linux
4 185 (44.36%) Terraform
5 166 (39.81%) Ansible
6 163 (39.09%) Jenkins
6 163 (39.09%) Puppet
7 160 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
8 137 (32.85%) Amazon EC2
9 135 (32.37%) Amazon S3
10 125 (29.98%) Docker
11 123 (29.50%) Python
12 115 (27.58%) Web Services
13 112 (26.86%) Continuous Integration
14 102 (24.46%) Security Cleared
15 98 (23.50%) Java
16 95 (22.78%) SC Cleared
17 89 (21.34%) Opscode Chef
18 86 (20.62%) Amazon RDS
18 86 (20.62%) Git (software)
19 77 (18.47%) Configuration Management
20 73 (17.51%) Windows
20 73 (17.51%) Ruby
21 68 (16.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
22 61 (14.63%) Bash Shell
23 60 (14.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
24 56 (13.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
24 56 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
25 54 (12.95%) AWS Lambda
26 53 (12.71%) Kubernetes

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 42 (10.07%) nginx
2 41 (9.83%) Confluence
3 39 (9.35%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (3.84%) IIS
4 16 (3.84%) Tomcat
5 15 (3.60%) Apache
6 14 (3.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (2.64%) OpenStack
7 11 (2.64%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.20%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.96%) CMS
10 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.72%) SAS
12 2 (0.48%) Magnolia
12 2 (0.48%) WordPress
13 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.48%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 396 (94.96%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (32.85%) Amazon EC2
3 135 (32.37%) Amazon S3
4 68 (16.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 56 (13.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 56 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 54 (12.95%) AWS Lambda
7 43 (10.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 42 (10.07%) CloudFront
8 42 (10.07%) PaaS
9 40 (9.59%) Amazon ELB
10 36 (8.63%) Route 53
11 30 (7.19%) Amazon SQS
11 30 (7.19%) AWS CloudTrail
12 22 (5.28%) GitHub
13 15 (3.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 15 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (3.12%) IaaS
15 12 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
16 9 (2.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.15%) VPN
2 27 (6.47%) Firewall
3 14 (3.36%) Internet
4 13 (3.12%) HTTP
5 11 (2.64%) DNS
6 10 (2.40%) WAN
7 9 (2.16%) Network Security
8 8 (1.92%) DHCP
8 8 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (1.92%) MPLS
9 7 (1.68%) RTP
9 7 (1.68%) RTSP
10 6 (1.44%) LAN
11 4 (0.96%) BGP
11 4 (0.96%) IGMP
11 4 (0.96%) LDAP
11 4 (0.96%) OSPF
11 4 (0.96%) SSH
11 4 (0.96%) SSL
11 4 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (20.62%) Amazon RDS
2 60 (14.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 35 (8.39%) NoSQL
4 27 (6.47%) MySQL
5 21 (5.04%) MongoDB
6 19 (4.56%) SQL Server
7 16 (3.84%) Redis
8 12 (2.88%) Big Data
9 9 (2.16%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (1.20%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.72%) Riak
13 2 (0.48%) InfluxDB
14 1 (0.24%) HBase
14 1 (0.24%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 163 (39.09%) Jenkins
2 86 (20.62%) Git (software)
3 45 (10.79%) JIRA
4 29 (6.95%) Vagrant
5 26 (6.24%) TeamCity
6 20 (4.80%) Maven
7 19 (4.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (4.32%) Bitbucket
9 12 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (2.64%) JUnit
10 11 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (2.64%) RSpec
11 9 (2.16%) git-flow
12 8 (1.92%) GitLab
12 8 (1.92%) Mockito
12 8 (1.92%) Selenium
12 8 (1.92%) Subversion
13 5 (1.20%) Gradle
14 4 (0.96%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.96%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (5.76%) Finance
2 16 (3.84%) Retail
3 8 (1.92%) Banking
4 7 (1.68%) Law
4 7 (1.68%) Marketing
5 6 (1.44%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.44%) Retail Banking
6 4 (0.96%) Multimedia
6 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.72%) Electronics
7 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.48%) Billing
8 2 (0.48%) Games
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 207 (49.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 127 (30.46%) AWS Engineer
3 110 (26.38%) AWS DevOps
4 94 (22.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 76 (18.23%) Cloud Engineer
6 51 (12.23%) Developer
7 33 (7.91%) Linux Engineer
8 28 (6.71%) Architect
9 26 (6.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 25 (6.00%) Java Developer
11 24 (5.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 20 (4.80%) Senior DevOps
13 18 (4.32%) Consultant
14 17 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (3.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 15 (3.60%) Senior Developer
17 14 (3.36%) DevOps Consultant
18 13 (3.12%) Senior Java Developer
19 12 (2.88%) AWS Architect
19 12 (2.88%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (27.58%) Web Services
2 40 (9.59%) Elastic Stack
3 34 (8.15%) boto
4 33 (7.91%) Spring
5 29 (6.95%) HTML
6 22 (5.28%) CSS
6 22 (5.28%) Node.js
7 19 (4.56%) RESTful
8 18 (4.32%) .NET
9 17 (4.08%) jQuery
9 17 (4.08%) JSON
10 13 (3.12%) Ajax
11 12 (2.88%) REST
12 11 (2.64%) Middleware
13 10 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (1.92%) ASP.NET
14 8 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (1.92%) LAMP
15 7 (1.68%) FFmpeg
15 7 (1.68%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.84%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (3.60%) Public Cloud
3 13 (3.12%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.12%) PKI
4 11 (2.64%) User Experience
5 9 (2.16%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.68%) Clustering
6 7 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.68%) MPEG
6 7 (1.68%) Streaming Video
7 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (1.20%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.72%) Fintech
9 3 (0.72%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.48%) AS400
10 2 (0.48%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 255 (61.15%) Linux
2 73 (17.51%) Windows
3 50 (11.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (9.83%) CentOS
5 38 (9.11%) Ubuntu
6 24 (5.76%) Unix
7 20 (4.80%) CoreOS
8 12 (2.88%) Debian
9 10 (2.40%) Windows Server
9 10 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.68%) Android
10 7 (1.68%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (69.54%) DevOps
2 160 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (26.86%) Continuous Integration
4 77 (18.47%) Configuration Management
5 53 (12.71%) Scrum
6 49 (11.75%) Auto-Scaling
7 46 (11.03%) TDD
8 42 (10.07%) High Availability
9 40 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
9 40 (9.59%) Microservices
10 35 (8.39%) Migration
11 28 (6.71%) Continuous Deployment
11 28 (6.71%) Kanban
12 27 (6.47%) E-Commerce
13 26 (6.24%) Automated Testing
13 26 (6.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 23 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (5.04%) Open Source
15 21 (5.04%) Web Operations
16 20 (4.80%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 123 (29.50%) Python
2 98 (23.50%) Java
3 73 (17.51%) Ruby
4 61 (14.63%) Bash Shell
5 41 (9.83%) JavaScript
6 35 (8.39%) PowerShell
7 25 (6.00%) Go
8 24 (5.76%) Perl
9 22 (5.28%) SQL
10 20 (4.80%) C#
11 19 (4.56%) PHP
12 6 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.96%) Scala
14 3 (0.72%) C
14 3 (0.72%) Groovy
15 2 (0.48%) Clojure
16 1 (0.24%) ES6
16 1 (0.24%) Korn
16 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 102 (24.46%) Security Cleared
2 95 (22.78%) SC Cleared
3 40 (9.59%) AWS Certification
4 9 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.92%) MCSE
5 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.44%) Degree
7 5 (1.20%) CCNP
8 4 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.96%) MCITP
8 4 (0.96%) MCP
8 4 (0.96%) MCSA
9 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.24%) CCNA
11 1 (0.24%) CISA
11 1 (0.24%) CISM
11 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.71%) SLA
2 20 (4.80%) QA
3 6 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 125 (29.98%) Docker
2 29 (6.95%) Active Directory
3 23 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.60%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.20%) HDFS
7 4 (0.96%) UAG
7 4 (0.96%) vSphere
8 3 (0.72%) Xen
9 2 (0.48%) Corosync
9 2 (0.48%) iptables
9 2 (0.48%) vCloud
10 1 (0.24%) etcd
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) flannel
10 1 (0.24%) LXC
10 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) XenApp
10 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 185 (44.36%) Terraform
2 166 (39.81%) Ansible
3 163 (39.09%) Puppet
4 89 (21.34%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (12.71%) Kubernetes
6 22 (5.28%) logstash
7 19 (4.56%) Sysdig
8 18 (4.32%) Kibana
9 16 (3.84%) Pingdom
9 16 (3.84%) Prometheus
10 15 (3.60%) rkt
11 14 (3.36%) Graphite
12 12 (2.88%) Packer
13 9 (2.16%) Salt
14 8 (1.92%) Consul
14 8 (1.92%) Mesos
14 8 (1.92%) Nagios
15 7 (1.68%) Grafana
16 6 (1.44%) SELinux
17 5 (1.20%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 42 (10.07%) Red Hat
2 38 (9.11%) VMware
3 24 (5.76%) AppDynamics
3 24 (5.76%) Atlassian
4 21 (5.04%) Microsoft
5 16 (3.84%) Google
5 16 (3.84%) New Relic
5 16 (3.84%) PagerDuty
6 15 (3.60%) SaltStack
7 9 (2.16%) Oracle
8 8 (1.92%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.68%) Brightcove
10 6 (1.44%) Adobe
11 5 (1.20%) Cisco
11 5 (1.20%) Hortonworks
12 4 (0.96%) Aruba
12 4 (0.96%) Blue Coat
12 4 (0.96%) F5
12 4 (0.96%) Meraki
12 4 (0.96%) NetScout
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