Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 274 275 396
Rank change year-on-year +1 +121 +84
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 318 895 622
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.98% 0.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.97% 3.45% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 587 487
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -6.67% -
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 10,714 25,937 22,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.42% 28.45% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,023 17,756 15,442
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.63%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £305
90th Percentile £680 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 381 331
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.85% +14.53% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £70.00 £73.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.46 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.18% +22.63% -

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 7 August 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 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 7 August 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 +8 298 £550 - 134
London +19 180 £550 -1.79% 69
UK excluding London +28 123 £500 -4.76% 73
North of England +79 59 £450 -10.00% 27
North West +65 49 £440 -20.00% 14
South East +117 28 £500 -6.10% 17
Work from Home -15 24 £525 -4.55% 25
South West +29 17 £603 +9.55% 8
Scotland +42 13 £475 -9.52% 5
Yorkshire +59 10 £475 - 10
Midlands +62 5 £425 -5.56% 10
West Midlands +65 3 - - 7
East Midlands +30 2 £425 - 3
East of England +44 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 307 (96.54%) AWS
2 226 (71.07%) DevOps
3 220 (69.18%) Terraform
4 202 (63.52%) Python
5 176 (55.35%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (54.72%) Docker
7 161 (50.63%) Jenkins
8 152 (47.80%) Kubernetes
9 145 (45.60%) Serverless
10 127 (39.94%) AWS Lambda
11 122 (38.36%) Amazon EC2
12 119 (37.42%) Java
13 118 (37.11%) Amazon S3
14 111 (34.91%) Finance
15 106 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
16 104 (32.70%) Amazon ECS
17 92 (28.93%) OpenShift
18 89 (27.99%) Ansible
19 85 (26.73%) Linux
20 84 (26.42%) Web Services
20 84 (26.42%) Amazon RDS
21 82 (25.79%) Software Engineering
22 74 (23.27%) Bash Shell
23 72 (22.64%) Artifactory
24 70 (22.01%) Amazon Redshift
24 70 (22.01%) Deployment Automation
25 65 (20.44%) Decision-Making
26 64 (20.13%) Front Office
27 63 (19.81%) Asset Management
27 63 (19.81%) Git (software)

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 28 (8.81%) Confluence
2 11 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.83%) nginx
4 8 (2.52%) Jupyter
5 6 (1.89%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.57%) Apache
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.31%) IIS
8 1 (0.31%) JBoss
8 1 (0.31%) Luigi
8 1 (0.31%) OpenWhisk
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.31%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.63%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 307 (96.54%) AWS
2 145 (45.60%) Serverless
3 127 (39.94%) AWS Lambda
4 122 (38.36%) Amazon EC2
5 118 (37.11%) Amazon S3
6 104 (32.70%) Amazon ECS
7 92 (28.93%) OpenShift
8 63 (19.81%) Amazon SQS
9 56 (17.61%) Azure
10 43 (13.52%) Amazon EKS
11 41 (12.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 36 (11.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 28 (8.81%) GCP
14 26 (8.18%) Route 53
15 24 (7.55%) AWS CloudTrail
16 19 (5.97%) AWS CodePipeline
17 17 (5.35%) Amazon Kinesis
18 16 (5.03%) Coveralls
19 15 (4.72%) CloudFront
20 12 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.81%) DNS
2 17 (5.35%) Firewall
3 16 (5.03%) HTTP
3 16 (5.03%) VPN
4 8 (2.52%) Internet
5 7 (2.20%) Skype
6 6 (1.89%) Network Security
7 5 (1.57%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.57%) WAN
8 4 (1.26%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.94%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.63%) LAN
11 1 (0.31%) BGP
11 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.31%) IPv4
11 1 (0.31%) IPv6
11 1 (0.31%) OSPF
11 1 (0.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (26.42%) Amazon RDS
2 70 (22.01%) Amazon Redshift
3 30 (9.43%) NoSQL
4 26 (8.18%) Relational Database
5 18 (5.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 17 (5.35%) RDBMS
7 15 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (3.46%) Amazon Athena
9 10 (3.14%) MySQL
10 9 (2.83%) Amazon Aurora
11 8 (2.52%) Big Data
11 8 (2.52%) Redis
12 7 (2.20%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.57%) Data Lake
14 5 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (1.57%) SQL Server
15 4 (1.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 161 (50.63%) Jenkins
2 72 (22.64%) Artifactory
3 63 (19.81%) Git (software)
4 43 (13.52%) RStudio
5 34 (10.69%) JIRA
6 25 (7.86%) GitLab
7 24 (7.55%) SonarQube
8 17 (5.35%) Gradle
9 16 (5.03%) TeamCity
10 15 (4.72%) Bitbucket Server
10 15 (4.72%) Maven
11 14 (4.40%) JUnit
12 10 (3.14%) CircleCI
13 7 (2.20%) Selenium
14 6 (1.89%) Bitbucket
14 6 (1.89%) Terragrunt
15 5 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (1.57%) Travis CI
16 4 (1.26%) webpack
General
1 111 (34.91%) Finance
2 64 (20.13%) Front Office
3 21 (6.60%) Banking
4 19 (5.97%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.14%) Marketing
6 8 (2.52%) Games
7 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.94%) Electronics
8 3 (0.94%) Law
8 3 (0.94%) Police
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (33.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 107 (33.65%) AWS Engineer
3 75 (23.58%) AWS DevOps
4 70 (22.01%) Developer
5 61 (19.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 50 (15.72%) Architect
7 46 (14.47%) AWS Developer
8 39 (12.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 38 (11.95%) Python Engineer
10 34 (10.69%) AWS Architect
11 31 (9.75%) Java Developer
11 31 (9.75%) Python Developer
12 27 (8.49%) Lead Developer
13 26 (8.18%) Java Software Developer
13 26 (8.18%) Lead Java Developer
13 26 (8.18%) Lead Software Developer
14 22 (6.92%) Cloud Architect
15 18 (5.66%) Java Engineer
15 18 (5.66%) Lead DevOps
15 18 (5.66%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (26.42%) Web Services
2 52 (16.35%) J2EE
2 52 (16.35%) J2SE
3 26 (8.18%) REST
4 22 (6.92%) Node.js
5 14 (4.40%) JSON
6 12 (3.77%) GraphQL
6 12 (3.77%) Lambda Expressions
7 10 (3.14%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.14%) CSS
7 10 (3.14%) YAML
8 9 (2.83%) HTML
8 9 (2.83%) React
8 9 (2.83%) Swagger
9 8 (2.52%) Kafka
9 8 (2.52%) OAuth
9 8 (2.52%) Vue.js
10 7 (2.20%) .NET
10 7 (2.20%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (1.89%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.87%) Equities
2 59 (18.55%) Derivative
2 59 (18.55%) Fixed Income
3 36 (11.32%) Cloud Native
4 26 (8.18%) Public Cloud
5 15 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.14%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.89%) User Experience
9 5 (1.57%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.57%) PKI
10 4 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.26%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.63%) Clustering
11 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.63%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 85 (26.73%) Linux
2 32 (10.06%) Unix
3 18 (5.66%) Windows
4 11 (3.46%) CentOS
5 9 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.20%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.89%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.94%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (71.07%) DevOps
2 176 (55.35%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
4 82 (25.79%) Software Engineering
5 70 (22.01%) Deployment Automation
6 65 (20.44%) Decision-Making
7 63 (19.81%) Asset Management
8 62 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (16.67%) Infrastructure Automation
10 48 (15.09%) Scrum
11 46 (14.47%) Configuration Management
12 44 (13.84%) Microservices
13 30 (9.43%) Test Automation
14 27 (8.49%) TDD
15 26 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 24 (7.55%) Migration
17 23 (7.23%) Kanban
18 21 (6.60%) Load Balancing
18 21 (6.60%) Mentoring
19 18 (5.66%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 202 (63.52%) Python
2 119 (37.42%) Java
3 74 (23.27%) Bash Shell
4 45 (14.15%) R
5 29 (9.12%) JavaScript
6 26 (8.18%) PowerShell
7 19 (5.97%) TypeScript
8 18 (5.66%) Groovy
9 17 (5.35%) SQL
10 14 (4.40%) Shell Script
11 13 (4.09%) Ruby
12 10 (3.14%) C#
12 10 (3.14%) Go
13 9 (2.83%) C
14 7 (2.20%) Perl
15 6 (1.89%) C++
15 6 (1.89%) PHP
16 2 (0.63%) Scala
17 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.86%) AWS Certification
3 20 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.20%) Degree
5 5 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.94%) CCNA
6 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) OCP
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.55%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.31%) GDPR
2 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.31%) NIST
2 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 174 (54.72%) Docker
2 6 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.94%) Gluster
4 3 (0.94%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.63%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.31%) HDFS
6 1 (0.31%) Varnish
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 220 (69.18%) Terraform
2 152 (47.80%) Kubernetes
3 89 (27.99%) Ansible
4 63 (19.81%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (18.24%) Puppet
6 18 (5.66%) Packer
7 17 (5.35%) Consul
8 8 (2.52%) Grafana
9 7 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.57%) PingFederate
10 5 (1.57%) Prometheus
10 5 (1.57%) Salt
11 3 (0.94%) Kibana
11 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.63%) Nessus
12 2 (0.63%) Rancher
13 1 (0.31%) Istio
13 1 (0.31%) Kubeflow
13 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (5.03%) Google
1 16 (5.03%) Oracle
2 15 (4.72%) Splunk
3 7 (2.20%) Cisco
3 7 (2.20%) Sparx
3 7 (2.20%) VMware
4 5 (1.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.26%) AppDynamics
5 4 (1.26%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.94%) Aruba
6 3 (0.94%) F5
6 3 (0.94%) Fortinet
6 3 (0.94%) Juniper
6 3 (0.94%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.94%) NETGEAR
6 3 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.94%) SAP
7 2 (0.63%) Adobe
7 2 (0.63%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.63%) TOWER Software