Period
to 2 June 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 272 295 396
Rank change year-on-year +23 +101 +84
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 404 822 615
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.91% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.94% 3.28% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 547 457
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £443 £425 £425
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 13,761 25,091 21,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.24% 27.68% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,147 17,212 14,618
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 313 307
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.73% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £54.75 £56.25
Median hourly rate £23.60 £20.00 £16.76
% change year-on-year +17.98% +19.33% -3.62%

AWS CloudFormation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS CloudFormation.

Daily rate trend for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS CloudFormation over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS CloudFormation in the UK

AWS CloudFormation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS CloudFormation.

Hourly rate trend 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 2 June 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 +28 384 £550 - 52
London +59 236 £561 +1.13% 27
UK excluding London +15 159 £525 - 32
North of England +60 71 £525 - 16
North West +67 58 £525 -4.55% 12
South East +70 35 £550 +4.76% 3
South West +28 21 £576 +9.76% 1
Work from Home +16 20 £538 -2.27% 9
Scotland +28 18 £475 -9.52% 6
Yorkshire +47 11 £475 - 3
Midlands +58 7 £425 -16.67% 4
East of England +13 7 £525 -8.70% 1
West Midlands +62 5 - - 4
East Midlands +29 2 £425 -5.56%
North East +17 2 £608 +15.71% 1

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 393 (97.28%) AWS
2 292 (72.28%) DevOps
3 278 (68.81%) Terraform
4 240 (59.41%) Python
5 201 (49.75%) Agile Software Development
6 200 (49.50%) Docker
7 191 (47.28%) Jenkins
8 188 (46.53%) Kubernetes
9 174 (43.07%) Serverless
10 158 (39.11%) AWS Lambda
11 156 (38.61%) Amazon S3
12 147 (36.39%) Amazon EC2
13 138 (34.16%) Infrastructure as Code
14 134 (33.17%) Java
15 129 (31.93%) Ansible
16 119 (29.46%) Finance
17 108 (26.73%) Amazon ECS
18 104 (25.74%) OpenShift
19 98 (24.26%) Opscode Chef
20 97 (24.01%) Amazon RDS
20 97 (24.01%) Web Services
21 88 (21.78%) Software Engineering
22 86 (21.29%) Puppet
23 82 (20.30%) Deployment Automation
24 81 (20.05%) Asset Management
25 80 (19.80%) Linux
25 80 (19.80%) Amazon Redshift
26 79 (19.55%) Amazon SQS
27 78 (19.31%) Artifactory
28 75 (18.56%) Front Office

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 38 (9.41%) Confluence
2 23 (5.69%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.72%) nginx
4 10 (2.48%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.49%) Apache
6 3 (0.74%) JBoss
6 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.50%) IIS
7 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.50%) WildFly
8 1 (0.25%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.25%) Luigi
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.50%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.50%) Shopify
2 2 (0.50%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 393 (97.28%) AWS
2 174 (43.07%) Serverless
3 158 (39.11%) AWS Lambda
4 156 (38.61%) Amazon S3
5 147 (36.39%) Amazon EC2
6 108 (26.73%) Amazon ECS
7 104 (25.74%) OpenShift
8 79 (19.55%) Amazon SQS
9 64 (15.84%) Azure
10 56 (13.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 43 (10.64%) GCP
12 33 (8.17%) Amazon EKS
13 30 (7.43%) Route 53
14 28 (6.93%) AWS CodePipeline
15 27 (6.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 23 (5.69%) CloudFront
17 19 (4.70%) GitHub
17 19 (4.70%) SaaS
18 18 (4.46%) IaaS
19 16 (3.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.69%) DNS
2 19 (4.70%) Firewall
3 17 (4.21%) VPN
4 11 (2.72%) Internet
5 9 (2.23%) HTTP
6 8 (1.98%) Skype
7 7 (1.73%) WAN
8 5 (1.24%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.99%) OpenVPN
10 3 (0.74%) BIG-IP
10 3 (0.74%) MQTT
11 2 (0.50%) DHCP
11 2 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.50%) LAN
11 2 (0.50%) SSH
11 2 (0.50%) SSL
11 2 (0.50%) tcpdump
11 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (24.01%) Amazon RDS
2 80 (19.80%) Amazon Redshift
3 26 (6.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 21 (5.20%) Big Data
4 21 (5.20%) NoSQL
5 19 (4.70%) Amazon Athena
6 10 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.98%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.98%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.98%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.49%) Amazon Aurora
9 6 (1.49%) MySQL
10 5 (1.24%) Redis
10 5 (1.24%) SQL Server
11 4 (0.99%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.74%) Spark SQL
13 2 (0.50%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 191 (47.28%) Jenkins
2 78 (19.31%) Artifactory
3 67 (16.58%) Git (software)
4 59 (14.60%) RStudio
5 48 (11.88%) JIRA
6 22 (5.45%) GitLab
7 20 (4.95%) CircleCI
8 19 (4.70%) SonarQube
9 15 (3.71%) Travis CI
10 13 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (3.22%) Bitbucket
10 13 (3.22%) TeamCity
11 10 (2.48%) Maven
12 9 (2.23%) JUnit
12 9 (2.23%) Selenium
12 9 (2.23%) Subversion
13 7 (1.73%) Bitbucket Server
13 7 (1.73%) Gradle
14 6 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.99%) Terragrunt
General
1 119 (29.46%) Finance
2 75 (18.56%) Front Office
3 32 (7.92%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.22%) Banking
5 9 (2.23%) Games
5 9 (2.23%) Marketing
6 7 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.74%) Billing
8 3 (0.74%) Electronics
8 3 (0.74%) Law
8 3 (0.74%) Police
9 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 166 (41.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 116 (28.71%) AWS Engineer
3 97 (24.01%) Developer
4 96 (23.76%) AWS DevOps
5 83 (20.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 64 (15.84%) AWS Developer
7 55 (13.61%) Architect
8 47 (11.63%) Cloud Engineer
9 41 (10.15%) Java Developer
10 38 (9.41%) AWS Architect
10 38 (9.41%) Java Software Developer
10 38 (9.41%) Lead Developer
10 38 (9.41%) Lead Java Developer
10 38 (9.41%) Lead Software Developer
10 38 (9.41%) Senior DevOps
11 34 (8.42%) Python Developer
12 33 (8.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 30 (7.43%) Python Engineer
14 24 (5.94%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 22 (5.45%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (24.01%) Web Services
2 68 (16.83%) J2EE
3 67 (16.58%) J2SE
4 41 (10.15%) Node.js
5 14 (3.47%) React
5 14 (3.47%) REST
6 13 (3.22%) .NET
6 13 (3.22%) Vue.js
7 12 (2.97%) Swagger
8 11 (2.72%) AngularJS
8 11 (2.72%) CSS
8 11 (2.72%) YAML
9 10 (2.48%) GraphQL
9 10 (2.48%) JSON
10 9 (2.23%) HTML
11 8 (1.98%) Laravel
12 6 (1.49%) Kafka
12 6 (1.49%) RESTful
13 5 (1.24%) Lambda Expressions
13 5 (1.24%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 69 (17.08%) Fixed Income
2 66 (16.34%) Derivative
2 66 (16.34%) Equities
3 41 (10.15%) Cloud Native
4 35 (8.66%) Public Cloud
5 17 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.72%) User Experience
7 10 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.48%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.24%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.74%) Clustering
11 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.74%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) Replication
12 2 (0.50%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 80 (19.80%) Linux
2 28 (6.93%) Unix
3 24 (5.94%) Windows
4 13 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.72%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.49%) CentOS
7 5 (1.24%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (72.28%) DevOps
2 201 (49.75%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (34.16%) Infrastructure as Code
4 88 (21.78%) Software Engineering
5 82 (20.30%) Deployment Automation
6 81 (20.05%) Asset Management
7 71 (17.57%) Decision-Making
8 61 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (14.85%) Configuration Management
10 50 (12.38%) Infrastructure Automation
11 45 (11.14%) Scrum
12 44 (10.89%) Migration
13 42 (10.40%) Microservices
14 31 (7.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 28 (6.93%) Open Source
16 27 (6.68%) Kanban
16 27 (6.68%) TDD
17 26 (6.44%) Mentoring
18 25 (6.19%) Test Automation
19 20 (4.95%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 240 (59.41%) Python
2 134 (33.17%) Java
3 68 (16.83%) Bash Shell
4 62 (15.35%) R
5 38 (9.41%) Ruby
6 36 (8.91%) JavaScript
7 29 (7.18%) PowerShell
8 25 (6.19%) SQL
9 24 (5.94%) TypeScript
10 21 (5.20%) Go
11 19 (4.70%) Perl
12 18 (4.46%) Groovy
13 15 (3.71%) PHP
14 13 (3.22%) Shell Script
15 11 (2.72%) C#
16 7 (1.73%) C
17 4 (0.99%) C++
17 4 (0.99%) Scala
18 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.17%) AWS Certification
3 32 (7.92%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.23%) Degree
5 4 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.74%) CISM
6 3 (0.74%) CISSP
6 3 (0.74%) MCSA
6 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) OCP
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.94%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (0.74%) NIST
3 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 200 (49.50%) Docker
2 10 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.74%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.25%) HDFS
5 1 (0.25%) LXC
5 1 (0.25%) Varnish
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 278 (68.81%) Terraform
2 188 (46.53%) Kubernetes
3 129 (31.93%) Ansible
4 98 (24.26%) Opscode Chef
5 86 (21.29%) Puppet
6 17 (4.21%) Docker Swarm
7 15 (3.71%) Salt
8 14 (3.47%) Consul
9 12 (2.97%) Packer
10 8 (1.98%) Grafana
10 8 (1.98%) Prometheus
11 7 (1.73%) Nagios
12 5 (1.24%) Rancher
13 2 (0.50%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.50%) Istio
13 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
14 1 (0.25%) Mesos
14 1 (0.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (4.95%) Google
2 12 (2.97%) Splunk
3 10 (2.48%) Oracle
4 8 (1.98%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.73%) Sparx
5 7 (1.73%) VMware
6 6 (1.49%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.49%) Microsoft
7 5 (1.24%) AppDynamics
7 5 (1.24%) Cisco
8 4 (0.99%) Fortinet
8 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.74%) Aruba
9 3 (0.74%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.74%) F5
9 3 (0.74%) Juniper
9 3 (0.74%) NETGEAR
9 3 (0.74%) New Relic
9 3 (0.74%) SAP
10 2 (0.50%) Tableau