Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 466 527 781
Rank change year-on-year +61 +254 -33
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 471 369 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.36% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.72% 2.94% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 275 97
UK median daily rate £515 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.98% +7.37% +6.74%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £365
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 17312 12538 7604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.77% 12.17% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12008 8614 5159
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £605 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 190 116
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.00 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.07% -16.55% +7.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.48 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.58% -24.18% +28.57%

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 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Top 15 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 14 December 2017. 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 +40 433 £525 +2.94% 63
London -15 276 £525 - 33
UK excluding London +131 191 £500 +5.26% 31
South East +10 51 £500 +5.26% 10
North of England +68 42 £500 +11.11% 9
South West +25 28 £490 -10.91% 2
North West +19 28 £525 +16.67% 8
Wales +33 25 £494 +1.28%
Midlands +28 19 £488 +8.33% 6
East of England -14 19 £550 +7.84% 3
West Midlands +36 17 £525 +16.67% 4
Yorkshire +36 13 £500 -6.98% 1
Scotland - 9 £450 - 1
East Midlands +5 3 £438 - 2
North East - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 450 (95.54%) Amazon AWS
2 369 (78.34%) DevOps
3 274 (58.17%) Linux
4 246 (52.23%) Python
5 240 (50.96%) Ansible
6 231 (49.04%) Puppet
7 224 (47.56%) Terraform
8 205 (43.52%) Jenkins
9 200 (42.46%) Docker
10 167 (35.46%) Configuration Management
11 165 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
12 150 (31.85%) Amazon EC2
13 142 (30.15%) Git (software)
14 141 (29.94%) Opscode Chef
15 138 (29.30%) Web Services
16 130 (27.60%) Continuous Integration
17 120 (25.48%) Bash Shell
18 110 (23.35%) Java
19 105 (22.29%) Amazon S3
19 105 (22.29%) Serverless
19 105 (22.29%) AWS Lambda
20 90 (19.11%) Kubernetes
20 90 (19.11%) Continuous Delivery
21 86 (18.26%) Ruby
22 80 (16.99%) Microservices
23 74 (15.71%) Amazon RDS
24 66 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
25 62 (13.16%) JIRA
26 59 (12.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
27 58 (12.31%) Scrum

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 53 (11.25%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (10.19%) Confluence
3 47 (9.98%) Apache
3 47 (9.98%) nginx
4 34 (7.22%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.82%) OpenStack
6 17 (3.61%) JBoss
7 16 (3.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (2.34%) IIS
9 9 (1.91%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.49%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.27%) Jetty
11 6 (1.27%) SAS
12 5 (1.06%) CMS
13 3 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 13 (2.76%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 450 (95.54%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (31.85%) Amazon EC2
3 105 (22.29%) Amazon S3
3 105 (22.29%) AWS Lambda
3 105 (22.29%) Serverless
4 66 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 59 (12.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 49 (10.40%) Route 53
7 43 (9.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 41 (8.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 36 (7.64%) Amazon SQS
10 32 (6.79%) Amazon ELB
11 23 (4.88%) PaaS
12 22 (4.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 20 (4.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 20 (4.25%) GitHub
13 20 (4.25%) IaaS
14 19 (4.03%) CloudFront
15 17 (3.61%) Slack
16 12 (2.55%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.55%) HTTP
2 37 (7.86%) SSL
3 32 (6.79%) TCP/IP
4 22 (4.67%) Firewall
5 15 (3.18%) DNS
6 14 (2.97%) Network Security
7 11 (2.34%) Internet
8 9 (1.91%) LAN
9 8 (1.70%) WAN
10 7 (1.49%) SMS
11 5 (1.06%) LDAP
11 5 (1.06%) SMTP
11 5 (1.06%) ZigBee
12 4 (0.85%) SAN
13 3 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.64%) VPN
14 2 (0.42%) DHCP
14 2 (0.42%) OpenFlow
15 1 (0.21%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (15.71%) Amazon RDS
2 49 (10.40%) MySQL
3 48 (10.19%) MongoDB
4 45 (9.55%) NoSQL
5 39 (8.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 36 (7.64%) Relational Database
7 34 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (6.58%) RDBMS
9 25 (5.31%) SQL Server
10 24 (5.10%) Hadoop
11 23 (4.88%) Oracle Database
12 18 (3.82%) Big Data
13 17 (3.61%) Redis
14 15 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (2.76%) DB2
16 5 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
16 5 (1.06%) Couchbase
16 5 (1.06%) HBase
17 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
18 3 (0.64%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 205 (43.52%) Jenkins
2 142 (30.15%) Git (software)
3 62 (13.16%) JIRA
4 48 (10.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 38 (8.07%) Maven
6 37 (7.86%) TeamCity
7 31 (6.58%) Artifactory
8 30 (6.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 30 (6.37%) Subversion
9 29 (6.16%) Cucumber
10 27 (5.73%) GitLab
11 25 (5.31%) Bitbucket
12 21 (4.46%) Vagrant
13 20 (4.25%) SonarQube
14 15 (3.18%) Grunt
14 15 (3.18%) Selenium
15 13 (2.76%) JMeter
16 11 (2.34%) Mercurial
17 9 (1.91%) webpack
18 8 (1.70%) Babel
General
1 41 (8.70%) Finance
2 24 (5.10%) Publishing
3 16 (3.40%) Retail
4 13 (2.76%) Banking
5 6 (1.27%) Law
6 4 (0.85%) Games
7 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.64%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.42%) Back Office
8 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 280 (59.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 177 (37.58%) AWS Engineer
3 142 (30.15%) AWS DevOps
4 127 (26.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 78 (16.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 51 (10.83%) Linux Engineer
7 45 (9.55%) Developer
8 44 (9.34%) Senior DevOps
9 43 (9.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 41 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 40 (8.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 24 (5.10%) AWS Developer
13 23 (4.88%) Consultant
14 21 (4.46%) Automation Engineer
15 18 (3.82%) Architect
16 15 (3.18%) Senior Linux Engineer
17 13 (2.76%) DevOps Consultant
17 13 (2.76%) DevOps Developer
18 12 (2.55%) Java Developer
19 11 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (29.30%) Web Services
2 43 (9.13%) Node.js
3 38 (8.07%) JSON
4 34 (7.22%) Elastic Stack
5 26 (5.52%) React
6 21 (4.46%) Middleware
6 21 (4.46%) RabbitMQ
6 21 (4.46%) Spring
7 15 (3.18%) boto
7 15 (3.18%) Sensu
8 13 (2.76%) Kafka
9 11 (2.34%) REST
9 11 (2.34%) Sass
10 10 (2.12%) LEMP Stack
10 10 (2.12%) Spring Boot
11 9 (1.91%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.91%) HTML
11 9 (1.91%) Redux
12 8 (1.70%) CSS
12 8 (1.70%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.43%) Public Cloud
2 21 (4.46%) Linux Command Line
3 19 (4.03%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.03%) PKI
4 16 (3.40%) Clustering
5 13 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.55%) Digital Media
6 12 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.34%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (1.91%) User Experience
9 8 (1.70%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.70%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (1.70%) Fintech
10 7 (1.49%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.27%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.06%) DataPower
13 4 (0.85%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.42%) Replication
14 2 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 274 (58.17%) Linux
2 53 (11.25%) Windows
3 49 (10.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (8.92%) Unix
5 34 (7.22%) CentOS
6 19 (4.03%) Debian
7 18 (3.82%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.76%) Solaris
9 12 (2.55%) Windows Server
10 10 (2.12%) DC/OS
11 5 (1.06%) Amazon Linux
11 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.85%) Fedora
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (78.34%) DevOps
2 167 (35.46%) Configuration Management
3 165 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (27.60%) Continuous Integration
5 90 (19.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 80 (16.99%) Microservices
7 58 (12.31%) Scrum
8 53 (11.25%) Open Source
9 47 (9.98%) Kanban
10 43 (9.13%) Continuous Deployment
11 41 (8.70%) TDD
12 40 (8.49%) Test Automation
13 38 (8.07%) Load Balancing
14 30 (6.37%) Software Engineering
15 26 (5.52%) Migration
16 23 (4.88%) Coaching
16 23 (4.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 22 (4.67%) E-Commerce
17 22 (4.67%) Mentoring
18 21 (4.46%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (52.23%) Python
2 120 (25.48%) Bash Shell
3 110 (23.35%) Java
4 86 (18.26%) Ruby
5 39 (8.28%) Perl
6 35 (7.43%) PowerShell
7 30 (6.37%) SQL
8 29 (6.16%) JavaScript
9 24 (5.10%) PHP
9 24 (5.10%) Shell Script
10 22 (4.67%) Go
11 15 (3.18%) ES6
12 14 (2.97%) Groovy
13 8 (1.70%) C++
14 5 (1.06%) C#
14 5 (1.06%) Scala
15 2 (0.42%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.42%) XPath
16 1 (0.21%) AWK
16 1 (0.21%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 44 (9.34%) Security Cleared
2 42 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.61%) AWS Certification
4 14 (2.97%) Degree
5 3 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.64%) CISA
5 3 (0.64%) CISM
5 3 (0.64%) CISSP
5 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.42%) PMP
7 1 (0.21%) MCP
7 1 (0.21%) MCSA
7 1 (0.21%) MCSE
7 1 (0.21%) RHCE
7 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.67%) GCP
2 8 (1.70%) QA
3 6 (1.27%) SLA
4 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 200 (42.46%) Docker
2 18 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.76%) Varnish
4 9 (1.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (1.49%) etcd
6 5 (1.06%) Firmware
6 5 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.64%) HDFS
7 3 (0.64%) vSphere
8 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.42%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.21%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.21%) iptables
9 1 (0.21%) NFS
9 1 (0.21%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.21%) vCloud
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 240 (50.96%) Ansible
2 231 (49.04%) Puppet
3 224 (47.56%) Terraform
4 141 (29.94%) Opscode Chef
5 90 (19.11%) Kubernetes
6 44 (9.34%) Mesos
7 35 (7.43%) Kibana
8 31 (6.58%) logstash
8 31 (6.58%) Packer
9 29 (6.16%) Docker Swarm
9 29 (6.16%) Nagios
10 18 (3.82%) Rancher
11 17 (3.61%) Salt
12 16 (3.40%) Grafana
13 12 (2.55%) StatsD
14 10 (2.12%) Graylog
14 10 (2.12%) Tivoli
15 9 (1.91%) Rundeck
16 8 (1.70%) collectd
16 8 (1.70%) Consul
Vendors
1 55 (11.68%) Splunk
2 38 (8.07%) Oracle
3 33 (7.01%) Red Hat
4 25 (5.31%) Google
5 18 (3.82%) VMware
6 16 (3.40%) Atlassian
7 14 (2.97%) SaltStack
8 10 (2.12%) New Relic
9 9 (1.91%) AppDynamics
9 9 (1.91%) CA
9 9 (1.91%) IBM
9 9 (1.91%) Micro Focus
9 9 (1.91%) Microsoft
9 9 (1.91%) Serena
10 8 (1.70%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.49%) hybris
12 5 (1.06%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.06%) Perforce
12 5 (1.06%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.06%) Teradata