Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 478 607 762
Rank change year-on-year +129 +155 -24
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 409 291 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.27% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.00% 2.65% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 232 84
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £413 £388 £365
90th Percentile £625 £597 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £481 £425
% change year-on-year -1.30% +13.24% +13.33%
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 13643 10994 6710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.19% 10.17% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 7617 4375
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +11.11% +1.00%
10th Percentile £269 £285 £236
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £393
% change year-on-year - +8.28% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 175 140
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.48% +31.88%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.43 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% -23.33% +50.00%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +110 385 £500 - 47
London +43 250 £525 +5.00% 33
UK excluding London +119 158 £475 -1.30% 16
South East +54 59 £475 - 2
North of England +83 28 £500 -9.09% 9
East of England -18 21 £470 -5.76% 2
Wales - 20 £475 -
South West +29 19 £438 -
North West +45 18 £525 - 5
Midlands +32 13 £450 +5.88% 1
East Midlands +2 9 £450 +5.88%
Yorkshire +42 7 £500 -9.09% 2
West Midlands +43 6 £475 +52.00% 1
Scotland - 3 £475 - 2
North East - 3 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 403 (98.53%) Amazon AWS
2 312 (76.28%) DevOps
3 254 (62.10%) Linux
4 206 (50.37%) Ansible
5 194 (47.43%) Puppet
6 192 (46.94%) Python
7 177 (43.28%) Jenkins
8 164 (40.10%) Terraform
9 163 (39.85%) Docker
10 160 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
11 136 (33.25%) Amazon EC2
12 131 (32.03%) Opscode Chef
13 118 (28.85%) Configuration Management
14 110 (26.89%) Amazon S3
15 109 (26.65%) Java
16 99 (24.21%) Ruby
17 92 (22.49%) Git (software)
18 87 (21.27%) Continuous Integration
19 81 (19.80%) AWS Lambda
20 79 (19.32%) Kubernetes
21 78 (19.07%) Web Services
22 74 (18.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 73 (17.85%) Scrum
24 71 (17.36%) Bash Shell
25 67 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
25 67 (16.38%) Node.js
26 66 (16.14%) Amazon RDS
27 65 (15.89%) Elasticsearch
28 60 (14.67%) Windows
29 59 (14.43%) MySQL

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 65 (15.89%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (10.27%) Confluence
3 39 (9.54%) Tomcat
4 27 (6.60%) nginx
5 23 (5.62%) Apache
6 13 (3.18%) OpenStack
7 11 (2.69%) IIS
8 9 (2.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.96%) CMS
10 6 (1.47%) JBoss
10 6 (1.47%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.22%) Apache Solr
11 5 (1.22%) Magnolia
12 4 (0.98%) SAS
12 4 (0.98%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.73%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.73%) Mule
14 2 (0.49%) Jetty
15 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (2.44%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 403 (98.53%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (33.25%) Amazon EC2
3 110 (26.89%) Amazon S3
4 81 (19.80%) AWS Lambda
5 67 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 56 (13.69%) Route 53
7 41 (10.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 40 (9.78%) Amazon ELB
9 38 (9.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 32 (7.82%) Amazon SQS
11 30 (7.33%) IaaS
11 30 (7.33%) PaaS
12 25 (6.11%) Heroku
13 23 (5.62%) GitHub
14 22 (5.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 21 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
16 20 (4.89%) CloudFront
17 19 (4.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 9 (2.20%) SaaS
19 8 (1.96%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.65%) Firewall
2 18 (4.40%) SSL
3 12 (2.93%) DNS
3 12 (2.93%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.44%) HTTP
5 9 (2.20%) Network Security
6 8 (1.96%) VPN
7 7 (1.71%) DHCP
7 7 (1.71%) LAN
8 6 (1.47%) MQTT
8 6 (1.47%) VLAN
8 6 (1.47%) WAN
8 6 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.22%) Intranet
10 4 (0.98%) Internet
10 4 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.98%) SMTP
11 3 (0.73%) SMS
12 2 (0.49%) IPsec
12 2 (0.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (16.14%) Amazon RDS
2 59 (14.43%) MySQL
3 55 (13.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 44 (10.76%) NoSQL
5 37 (9.05%) SQL Server
6 33 (8.07%) MongoDB
7 24 (5.87%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (5.62%) Redis
9 19 (4.65%) Big Data
9 19 (4.65%) Relational Database
10 18 (4.40%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.69%) Oracle Database
12 9 (2.20%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.96%) DB2
14 7 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
16 4 (0.98%) HBase
17 3 (0.73%) Riak
18 2 (0.49%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 177 (43.28%) Jenkins
2 92 (22.49%) Git (software)
3 52 (12.71%) JIRA
4 31 (7.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 29 (7.09%) Vagrant
6 28 (6.85%) Bitbucket
7 24 (5.87%) TeamCity
8 22 (5.38%) GitLab
9 18 (4.40%) RSpec
10 16 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (3.67%) Artifactory
11 15 (3.67%) Maven
12 14 (3.42%) Cucumber
13 13 (3.18%) Subversion
14 10 (2.44%) Selenium
15 8 (1.96%) CircleCI
15 8 (1.96%) Mercurial
16 7 (1.71%) Grunt
17 6 (1.47%) git-flow
17 6 (1.47%) Gradle
General
1 36 (8.80%) Finance
2 16 (3.91%) Publishing
3 7 (1.71%) Back Office
4 6 (1.47%) Games
4 6 (1.47%) Marketing
4 6 (1.47%) Retail
5 4 (0.98%) Banking
6 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.73%) Legal
7 1 (0.24%) Advertising
7 1 (0.24%) Billing
7 1 (0.24%) Law
7 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 207 (50.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 101 (24.69%) AWS Engineer
3 93 (22.74%) AWS DevOps
4 80 (19.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 69 (16.87%) Cloud Engineer
6 62 (15.16%) Developer
7 35 (8.56%) Linux Engineer
8 34 (8.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 31 (7.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 25 (6.11%) AWS Developer
11 23 (5.62%) Senior DevOps
12 22 (5.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 21 (5.13%) Architect
14 20 (4.89%) Consultant
15 15 (3.67%) AWS Architect
15 15 (3.67%) Platform Engineer
16 13 (3.18%) WebOps Engineer
17 12 (2.93%) Automation Engineer
17 12 (2.93%) DevOps Consultant
18 11 (2.69%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (19.07%) Web Services
2 67 (16.38%) Node.js
3 56 (13.69%) Elastic Stack
4 29 (7.09%) RabbitMQ
5 27 (6.60%) React
6 23 (5.62%) Spring
7 22 (5.38%) JSON
8 21 (5.13%) Middleware
9 19 (4.65%) .NET
10 16 (3.91%) CSS
10 16 (3.91%) RESTful
11 15 (3.67%) boto
11 15 (3.67%) Hibernate
11 15 (3.67%) HTML
12 13 (3.18%) Sensu
13 12 (2.93%) Serverless Framework
14 10 (2.44%) REST
15 8 (1.96%) jQuery
16 7 (1.71%) LAMP
16 7 (1.71%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.65%) Public Cloud
2 18 (4.40%) Linux Command Line
3 17 (4.16%) Data Structures
4 15 (3.67%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.20%) Fintech
7 8 (1.96%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.96%) User Experience
8 7 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.98%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.98%) PKI
11 3 (0.73%) Clustering
11 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.49%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.49%) iPad
12 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 254 (62.10%) Linux
2 74 (18.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 60 (14.67%) Windows
4 52 (12.71%) CentOS
5 45 (11.00%) Ubuntu
6 25 (6.11%) Unix
7 16 (3.91%) Debian
8 13 (3.18%) Windows Server
9 9 (2.20%) Solaris
10 5 (1.22%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.24%) Fedora
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (76.28%) DevOps
2 160 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (28.85%) Configuration Management
4 87 (21.27%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (17.85%) Scrum
6 58 (14.18%) Kanban
7 54 (13.20%) Continuous Delivery
8 46 (11.25%) TDD
9 37 (9.05%) Open Source
10 36 (8.80%) Microservices
11 33 (8.07%) Test Automation
12 32 (7.82%) E-Commerce
13 24 (5.87%) Migration
13 24 (5.87%) Web Operations
14 22 (5.38%) Continuous Deployment
14 22 (5.38%) Release Automation
15 21 (5.13%) Auto-Scaling
16 19 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (4.16%) Mentoring
17 17 (4.16%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 192 (46.94%) Python
2 109 (26.65%) Java
3 99 (24.21%) Ruby
4 71 (17.36%) Bash Shell
5 51 (12.47%) JavaScript
6 41 (10.02%) PowerShell
7 34 (8.31%) PHP
8 26 (6.36%) Perl
9 21 (5.13%) SQL
10 9 (2.20%) Go
10 9 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.96%) C#
11 8 (1.96%) Scala
12 7 (1.71%) Groovy
13 3 (0.73%) Clojure
13 3 (0.73%) ES6
14 2 (0.49%) C++
14 2 (0.49%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 49 (11.98%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.18%) AWS Certification
4 8 (1.96%) Degree
5 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.24%) CCNP
6 1 (0.24%) MCP
6 1 (0.24%) MCSA
6 1 (0.24%) MCSE
6 1 (0.24%) RHCE
6 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.44%) SLA
2 9 (2.20%) GCP
2 9 (2.20%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 163 (39.85%) Docker
2 36 (8.80%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.22%) vSphere
5 3 (0.73%) HDFS
5 3 (0.73%) iptables
5 3 (0.73%) Varnish
5 3 (0.73%) vCloud
6 2 (0.49%) Corosync
6 2 (0.49%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.24%) LXC
7 1 (0.24%) NFS
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.24%) Xen
7 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 206 (50.37%) Ansible
2 194 (47.43%) Puppet
3 164 (40.10%) Terraform
4 131 (32.03%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (19.32%) Kubernetes
6 37 (9.05%) logstash
7 27 (6.60%) Mesos
8 25 (6.11%) Packer
9 21 (5.13%) Kibana
10 16 (3.91%) Graphite
11 14 (3.42%) Salt
12 12 (2.93%) Docker Swarm
12 12 (2.93%) Nagios
12 12 (2.93%) Pingdom
13 11 (2.69%) Rancher
14 10 (2.44%) StatsD
15 8 (1.96%) Grafana
16 6 (1.47%) ZABBIX
17 5 (1.22%) collectd
17 5 (1.22%) Consul
Vendors
1 55 (13.45%) Red Hat
2 24 (5.87%) AppDynamics
2 24 (5.87%) VMware
3 23 (5.62%) Atlassian
4 20 (4.89%) Oracle
5 19 (4.65%) Google
6 17 (4.16%) ServiceNow
7 13 (3.18%) Splunk
8 12 (2.93%) Microsoft
9 10 (2.44%) PagerDuty
10 9 (2.20%) Adobe
11 8 (1.96%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.96%) Meraki
11 8 (1.96%) SaltStack
12 7 (1.71%) Juniper
12 7 (1.71%) New Relic
13 5 (1.22%) hybris
13 5 (1.22%) Rackspace
14 3 (0.73%) MuleSoft
14 3 (0.73%) Perforce