Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 574 776
Rank change year-on-year +101 +202 -28
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 448 325 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.31% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.91% 2.71% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 253 81
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £412 £407 £388
90th Percentile £628 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +20.00%
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 15379 12012 7280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.48% 11.31% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10600 8269 4869
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 187 109
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +23.94%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.59 £10.45
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £17.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.10% -24.31% +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 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily 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 October 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 +110 420 £500 - 34
London +36 281 £525 +2.69% 26
UK excluding London +120 164 £500 +5.26% 10
South East +26 48 £475 - 2
North of England +109 36 £500 -9.09% 4
South West +42 32 £400 -27.27% 2
North West +44 26 £513 +13.89% 1
East of England -28 20 £500 -1.96%
Wales - 20 £480 - 2
Yorkshire +40 10 £500 -14.89% 1
Midlands +38 7 £475 +11.76%
West Midlands +31 5 £475 +24.59%
Scotland - 5 £475 -
East Midlands +3 4 £450 +5.88%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 431 (96.21%) Amazon AWS
2 333 (74.33%) DevOps
3 261 (58.26%) Linux
4 245 (54.69%) Python
5 228 (50.89%) Ansible
6 207 (46.21%) Puppet
7 202 (45.09%) Terraform
8 180 (40.18%) Jenkins
9 176 (39.29%) Docker
10 169 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
11 138 (30.80%) Amazon EC2
12 136 (30.36%) Opscode Chef
12 136 (30.36%) Configuration Management
13 118 (26.34%) Java
13 118 (26.34%) Web Services
14 107 (23.88%) Git (software)
15 105 (23.44%) Ruby
16 97 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
17 96 (21.43%) Bash Shell
18 95 (21.21%) AWS Lambda
18 95 (21.21%) Serverless
19 93 (20.76%) Amazon S3
20 89 (19.87%) Kubernetes
21 76 (16.96%) Amazon RDS
22 71 (15.85%) Scrum
23 70 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
23 70 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
24 68 (15.18%) Elasticsearch
25 66 (14.73%) Node.js
26 65 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 68 (15.18%) Elasticsearch
2 47 (10.49%) Confluence
3 38 (8.48%) Tomcat
4 37 (8.26%) nginx
5 31 (6.92%) Apache
6 18 (4.02%) OpenStack
7 14 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (2.46%) IIS
9 9 (2.01%) JBoss
10 8 (1.79%) Apache Solr
10 8 (1.79%) CMS
11 7 (1.56%) SAS
11 7 (1.56%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (1.34%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.12%) Jetty
14 4 (0.89%) Magnolia
15 3 (0.67%) Alfresco
15 3 (0.67%) Mule
16 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (2.90%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 431 (96.21%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (30.80%) Amazon EC2
3 95 (21.21%) AWS Lambda
3 95 (21.21%) Serverless
4 93 (20.76%) Amazon S3
5 70 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 59 (13.17%) Route 53
7 41 (9.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 41 (9.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 40 (8.93%) Amazon SQS
9 38 (8.48%) Amazon ELB
10 31 (6.92%) Google Cloud Platform
11 28 (6.25%) IaaS
12 27 (6.03%) PaaS
13 25 (5.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 25 (5.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 24 (5.36%) Heroku
15 22 (4.91%) CloudFront
16 13 (2.90%) GitHub
17 12 (2.68%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.47%) HTTP
2 25 (5.58%) SSL
3 21 (4.69%) Firewall
4 18 (4.02%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.13%) DNS
6 13 (2.90%) Network Security
7 8 (1.79%) LAN
8 7 (1.56%) SMS
8 7 (1.56%) SMTP
9 6 (1.34%) DHCP
9 6 (1.34%) LDAP
9 6 (1.34%) WAN
10 5 (1.12%) VLAN
10 5 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.12%) ZigBee
11 4 (0.89%) Internet
11 4 (0.89%) Intranet
11 4 (0.89%) VPN
12 3 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (16.96%) Amazon RDS
2 57 (12.72%) MySQL
3 53 (11.83%) NoSQL
4 49 (10.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 40 (8.93%) MongoDB
6 32 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 30 (6.70%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (6.03%) Relational Database
9 26 (5.80%) RDBMS
10 22 (4.91%) Big Data
11 21 (4.69%) Redis
12 18 (4.02%) Oracle Database
13 14 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (2.90%) DB2
15 12 (2.68%) Hadoop
16 7 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
17 5 (1.12%) Couchbase
17 5 (1.12%) HBase
18 3 (0.67%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 180 (40.18%) Jenkins
2 107 (23.88%) Git (software)
3 63 (14.06%) JIRA
4 35 (7.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 29 (6.47%) Bitbucket
6 28 (6.25%) TeamCity
7 26 (5.80%) Vagrant
8 23 (5.13%) Maven
9 22 (4.91%) GitLab
10 20 (4.46%) RSpec
11 18 (4.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (3.79%) Subversion
13 16 (3.57%) Artifactory
14 15 (3.35%) Cucumber
14 15 (3.35%) SonarQube
15 12 (2.68%) Grunt
15 12 (2.68%) Mercurial
16 9 (2.01%) Selenium
16 9 (2.01%) webpack
17 8 (1.79%) CircleCI
General
1 44 (9.82%) Finance
2 22 (4.91%) Publishing
3 18 (4.02%) Retail
4 12 (2.68%) Banking
5 7 (1.56%) Back Office
6 6 (1.34%) Games
7 5 (1.12%) Law
8 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.67%) Legal
8 3 (0.67%) Marketing
8 3 (0.67%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 238 (53.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 137 (30.58%) AWS Engineer
3 108 (24.11%) AWS DevOps
4 94 (20.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 75 (16.74%) Cloud Engineer
6 67 (14.96%) Developer
7 51 (11.38%) Linux Engineer
8 43 (9.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 41 (9.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 33 (7.37%) Senior DevOps
10 33 (7.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 32 (7.14%) AWS Developer
12 23 (5.13%) Architect
13 20 (4.46%) Automation Engineer
14 19 (4.24%) Consultant
15 16 (3.57%) Senior Linux Engineer
16 15 (3.35%) AWS Architect
16 15 (3.35%) Platform Engineer
17 12 (2.68%) Java Developer
18 11 (2.46%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (26.34%) Web Services
2 66 (14.73%) Node.js
3 52 (11.61%) Elastic Stack
4 32 (7.14%) React
5 29 (6.47%) RabbitMQ
6 26 (5.80%) JSON
7 24 (5.36%) Spring
8 19 (4.24%) Middleware
9 14 (3.13%) .NET
9 14 (3.13%) boto
9 14 (3.13%) Hibernate
10 13 (2.90%) CSS
10 13 (2.90%) HTML
10 13 (2.90%) Sensu
11 12 (2.68%) RESTful
12 11 (2.46%) REST
13 10 (2.23%) Kafka
13 10 (2.23%) Sass
14 9 (2.01%) Redux
15 7 (1.56%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 24 (5.36%) Linux Command Line
3 19 (4.24%) Data Structures
4 15 (3.35%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.68%) Clustering
6 11 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.23%) Fintech
7 10 (2.23%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.23%) Virtual Team
8 9 (2.01%) PKI
9 8 (1.79%) User Experience
10 7 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.12%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.45%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.45%) iPad
13 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 261 (58.26%) Linux
2 65 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 52 (11.61%) CentOS
4 51 (11.38%) Windows
5 31 (6.92%) Ubuntu
6 29 (6.47%) Unix
7 14 (3.13%) Debian
8 13 (2.90%) Solaris
8 13 (2.90%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.12%) Amazon Linux
10 4 (0.89%) Fedora
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (74.33%) DevOps
2 169 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (30.36%) Configuration Management
4 97 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
5 71 (15.85%) Scrum
6 70 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 63 (14.06%) Microservices
8 60 (13.39%) Kanban
9 41 (9.15%) TDD
10 39 (8.71%) Open Source
11 30 (6.70%) Test Automation
12 27 (6.03%) E-Commerce
13 25 (5.58%) Migration
14 23 (5.13%) Load Balancing
14 23 (5.13%) Mentoring
15 22 (4.91%) Coaching
15 22 (4.91%) Continuous Deployment
16 21 (4.69%) Software Engineering
17 19 (4.24%) Auto-Scaling
18 16 (3.57%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 245 (54.69%) Python
2 118 (26.34%) Java
3 105 (23.44%) Ruby
4 96 (21.43%) Bash Shell
5 52 (11.61%) JavaScript
6 38 (8.48%) PowerShell
7 37 (8.26%) Perl
8 34 (7.59%) PHP
9 25 (5.58%) SQL
10 17 (3.79%) Go
11 12 (2.68%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.46%) Groovy
13 10 (2.23%) ES6
14 6 (1.34%) Scala
15 5 (1.12%) C#
15 5 (1.12%) C++
16 2 (0.45%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.45%) XPath
17 1 (0.22%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 44 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.60%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.57%) AWS Certification
4 11 (2.46%) Degree
5 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.45%) RHCE
6 1 (0.22%) CISSP
6 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.22%) MCP
6 1 (0.22%) MCSA
6 1 (0.22%) MCSE
6 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.13%) GCP
2 7 (1.56%) QA
3 6 (1.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 176 (39.29%) Docker
2 33 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.23%) Varnish
4 6 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (1.12%) Firmware
6 3 (0.67%) etcd
6 3 (0.67%) HDFS
6 3 (0.67%) vSphere
7 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.45%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.22%) iptables
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
8 1 (0.22%) vCloud
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 228 (50.89%) Ansible
2 207 (46.21%) Puppet
3 202 (45.09%) Terraform
4 136 (30.36%) Opscode Chef
5 89 (19.87%) Kubernetes
6 34 (7.59%) logstash
6 34 (7.59%) Mesos
7 32 (7.14%) Packer
8 22 (4.91%) Docker Swarm
9 19 (4.24%) Rancher
10 18 (4.02%) Kibana
11 14 (3.13%) Nagios
11 14 (3.13%) Salt
12 9 (2.01%) Graphite
12 9 (2.01%) Pingdom
12 9 (2.01%) StatsD
13 8 (1.79%) Consul
14 7 (1.56%) Grafana
15 6 (1.34%) Rsyslog
15 6 (1.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (10.27%) Red Hat
2 26 (5.80%) Oracle
3 23 (5.13%) Atlassian
4 21 (4.69%) Google
4 21 (4.69%) Splunk
5 19 (4.24%) VMware
6 16 (3.57%) AppDynamics
7 13 (2.90%) ServiceNow
8 12 (2.68%) Microsoft
9 9 (2.01%) SaltStack
10 8 (1.79%) New Relic
11 7 (1.56%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.56%) Juniper
11 7 (1.56%) Meraki
11 7 (1.56%) PagerDuty
12 6 (1.34%) Adobe
12 6 (1.34%) hybris
12 6 (1.34%) Perforce
13 5 (1.12%) MuleSoft
13 5 (1.12%) Rackspace