Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 304 359 469
Rank change year-on-year +55 +110 +51
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 582 720 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.73% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.68% 2.88% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 534 357
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £688 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £90.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.67% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - -

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 21,677 24,966 18,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.74% 25.26% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,699 17,238 12,597
UK median daily rate £493 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £285
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 325 232
UK median hourly rate £20.64 £17.50 £19.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.91% -9.39% +1.64%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £78.75 £56.50 £53.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

AWS CloudFormation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS CloudFormation.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS CloudFormation over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 January 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 +37 537 £563 +2.27% 209
London +64 328 £575 +4.55% 100
UK excluding London +33 250 £550 +4.76% 123
North of England +4 92 £525 -4.55% 48
North West +34 69 £550 -21.43% 31
South East +27 49 £588 +11.90% 20
Scotland +20 42 £525 -25.00% 10
Midlands +47 28 £505 +12.22% 18
South West +5 25 £600 +26.32% 6
Yorkshire +2 22 £505 -8.18% 14
West Midlands +47 15 £650 +8.33% 12
East of England +22 14 £525 +10.53% 16
East Midlands +25 13 £435 - 6
North East -1 1 £590 +12.38% 3

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 572 (98.28%) AWS
2 437 (75.09%) DevOps
3 368 (63.23%) Terraform
4 293 (50.34%) Python
5 255 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
6 250 (42.96%) Docker
7 248 (42.61%) Serverless
8 225 (38.66%) AWS Lambda
9 212 (36.43%) Kubernetes
10 208 (35.74%) Ansible
11 204 (35.05%) Jenkins
12 201 (34.54%) Amazon S3
13 199 (34.19%) Amazon EC2
14 185 (31.79%) Infrastructure as Code
15 176 (30.24%) Linux
16 150 (25.77%) Java
17 148 (25.43%) Opscode Chef
18 128 (21.99%) Amazon RDS
19 116 (19.93%) Puppet
20 115 (19.76%) Configuration Management
21 113 (19.42%) Git (software)
22 112 (19.24%) Finance
23 97 (16.67%) Web Services
23 97 (16.67%) Amazon ECS
24 96 (16.49%) Security Cleared
25 91 (15.64%) Azure
25 91 (15.64%) Bash Shell
25 91 (15.64%) Software Engineering
26 88 (15.12%) Amazon SQS
26 88 (15.12%) 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 49 (8.42%) Confluence
2 37 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.44%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.72%) nginx
5 6 (1.03%) Apache
5 6 (1.03%) IIS
6 5 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.34%) JBoss
9 2 (0.34%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) Jetty
10 1 (0.17%) Mongrel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.89%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 572 (98.28%) AWS
2 248 (42.61%) Serverless
3 225 (38.66%) AWS Lambda
4 201 (34.54%) Amazon S3
5 199 (34.19%) Amazon EC2
6 97 (16.67%) Amazon ECS
7 91 (15.64%) Azure
8 88 (15.12%) Amazon SQS
9 79 (13.57%) OpenShift
10 66 (11.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 63 (10.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 61 (10.48%) GCP
13 45 (7.73%) AWS CodePipeline
14 43 (7.39%) GitHub
15 40 (6.87%) CloudFront
16 36 (6.19%) Amazon Kinesis
17 35 (6.01%) Route 53
18 33 (5.67%) Amazon ELB
19 29 (4.98%) Amazon EKS
19 29 (4.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.98%) VPN
2 26 (4.47%) Firewall
3 11 (1.89%) DNS
4 9 (1.55%) Internet
5 5 (0.86%) HTTP
6 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.34%) DHCP
7 2 (0.34%) FTP
7 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.34%) IPsec
7 2 (0.34%) LAN
7 2 (0.34%) MQTT
7 2 (0.34%) Network Security
7 2 (0.34%) SSL
7 2 (0.34%) WAN
8 1 (0.17%) DMZ
8 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (21.99%) Amazon RDS
2 88 (15.12%) Amazon Redshift
3 79 (13.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 33 (5.67%) NoSQL
5 28 (4.81%) Big Data
6 23 (3.95%) SQL Server
7 22 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (2.75%) Amazon Athena
8 16 (2.75%) MySQL
9 12 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.55%) Redis
11 8 (1.37%) Data Lake
12 7 (1.20%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.03%) Amazon QuickSight
13 6 (1.03%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.03%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.86%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.86%) HBase
14 5 (0.86%) Power BI
15 4 (0.69%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 204 (35.05%) Jenkins
2 113 (19.42%) Git (software)
3 66 (11.34%) Artifactory
3 66 (11.34%) JIRA
4 37 (6.36%) RStudio
5 36 (6.19%) GitLab
6 34 (5.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 31 (5.33%) CircleCI
8 28 (4.81%) Bitbucket
9 24 (4.12%) SonarQube
10 21 (3.61%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (3.26%) Subversion
12 15 (2.58%) Selenium
13 12 (2.06%) Travis CI
14 11 (1.89%) TeamCity
15 10 (1.72%) Gradle
16 8 (1.37%) Cucumber
17 7 (1.20%) Maven
18 6 (1.03%) JMeter
19 4 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 112 (19.24%) Finance
2 52 (8.93%) Public Sector
3 49 (8.42%) Front Office
4 12 (2.06%) Banking
5 11 (1.89%) Retail
6 7 (1.20%) Games
7 6 (1.03%) Marketing
7 6 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.86%) Billing
8 5 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.86%) Police
8 5 (0.86%) Publishing
9 4 (0.69%) Legal
9 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.52%) Law
11 2 (0.34%) Electronics
11 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 232 (39.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 170 (29.21%) AWS Engineer
3 112 (19.24%) AWS DevOps
4 111 (19.07%) Developer
5 96 (16.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 84 (14.43%) Cloud Engineer
7 55 (9.45%) AWS Developer
8 50 (8.59%) Senior DevOps
9 43 (7.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 41 (7.04%) Senior Developer
11 40 (6.87%) Lead Developer
12 35 (6.01%) Data Engineer
13 34 (5.84%) Architect
14 33 (5.67%) Java Developer
15 32 (5.50%) Lead Software Developer
16 31 (5.33%) Python Engineer
17 28 (4.81%) Python Developer
18 27 (4.64%) Java Software Developer
18 27 (4.64%) Lead Java Developer
19 22 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (16.67%) Web Services
2 73 (12.54%) Node.js
3 48 (8.25%) .NET
4 39 (6.70%) J2EE
5 37 (6.36%) J2SE
6 24 (4.12%) JSON
7 19 (3.26%) Kafka
8 15 (2.58%) HTML
9 14 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
10 13 (2.23%) React
11 12 (2.06%) boto
12 11 (1.89%) .NET Core
12 11 (1.89%) Swagger
13 10 (1.72%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.72%) Vue.js
14 9 (1.55%) Laravel
14 9 (1.55%) PySpark
15 8 (1.37%) Pandas
16 7 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 7 (1.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.59%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (8.25%) Fixed Income
3 38 (6.53%) Public Cloud
4 25 (4.30%) Derivative
5 24 (4.12%) Equities
6 23 (3.95%) Data Centre
7 22 (3.78%) Cloud Native
8 17 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.92%) User Experience
9 16 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.20%) Replication
13 6 (1.03%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.03%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.69%) Clustering
14 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 176 (30.24%) Linux
2 79 (13.57%) Windows
3 40 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (4.64%) Unix
5 22 (3.78%) CentOS
6 18 (3.09%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.86%) Android
8 5 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.86%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.69%) VMS
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Debian
10 1 (0.17%) Fedora
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (75.09%) DevOps
2 255 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (31.79%) Infrastructure as Code
4 115 (19.76%) Configuration Management
5 91 (15.64%) Software Engineering
6 86 (14.78%) Migration
7 72 (12.37%) Scrum
8 70 (12.03%) Microservices
9 69 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (9.97%) Decision-Making
11 55 (9.45%) Deployment Automation
12 54 (9.28%) Asset Management
13 44 (7.56%) Kanban
14 38 (6.53%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (6.53%) Infrastructure Automation
15 36 (6.19%) Test Automation
16 33 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 31 (5.33%) Open Source
17 31 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (4.64%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 293 (50.34%) Python
2 150 (25.77%) Java
3 91 (15.64%) Bash Shell
4 64 (11.00%) JavaScript
5 57 (9.79%) Ruby
6 56 (9.62%) PowerShell
7 53 (9.11%) SQL
8 51 (8.76%) R
9 34 (5.84%) Go
10 29 (4.98%) Shell Script
11 27 (4.64%) TypeScript
12 25 (4.30%) Scala
13 24 (4.12%) Perl
14 15 (2.58%) PHP
15 14 (2.41%) C#
16 5 (0.86%) Groovy
17 4 (0.69%) C
18 3 (0.52%) Clojure
18 3 (0.52%) VBScript
19 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 69 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 57 (9.79%) AWS Certification
4 21 (3.61%) Degree
5 10 (1.72%) MCSA
5 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.86%) CISSP
8 3 (0.52%) CISM
9 2 (0.34%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.17%) CCNA
10 1 (0.17%) CCNP
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.17%) LPIC
10 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.30%) QA
2 9 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.20%) NIST
4 4 (0.69%) HIPAA
4 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.52%) NCSC
5 3 (0.52%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.34%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 250 (42.96%) Docker
2 13 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.34%) LXC
7 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 368 (63.23%) Terraform
2 212 (36.43%) Kubernetes
3 208 (35.74%) Ansible
4 148 (25.43%) Opscode Chef
5 116 (19.93%) Puppet
6 27 (4.64%) Prometheus
7 23 (3.95%) Consul
8 21 (3.61%) Grafana
8 21 (3.61%) Packer
9 20 (3.44%) Nagios
10 19 (3.26%) Salt
11 15 (2.58%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.52%) Rancher
14 2 (0.34%) Marathon
14 2 (0.34%) Mesos
14 2 (0.34%) Nessus
15 1 (0.17%) Graylog
15 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
15 1 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 28 (4.81%) Splunk
2 25 (4.30%) Red Hat
3 18 (3.09%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.92%) Google
5 12 (2.06%) Sparx
6 9 (1.55%) New Relic
7 8 (1.37%) Teradata
8 7 (1.20%) Oracle
9 6 (1.03%) Mercator
10 5 (0.86%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.86%) IBM
10 5 (0.86%) Informatica
10 5 (0.86%) VMware
11 4 (0.69%) SAP
11 4 (0.69%) Tableau
12 3 (0.52%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.52%) F5
13 2 (0.34%) HP
13 2 (0.34%) Murex
13 2 (0.34%) ServiceNow