Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 2018 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 382 484 655
Rank change year-on-year +102 +171 +93
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 612 392 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.43% 0.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.00% 3.16% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 324 180
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £425 £400 £363
90th Percentile £638 £621 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £481
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.30% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £75.00 - -
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 20,426 12,390 9,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.38% 13.53% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,917 8,534 6,720
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.43%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £619 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 174 154
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £19.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% -2.83% -13.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.83 £11.69
90th Percentile £56.25 £58.50 £46.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -18.75%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018. 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 +107 591 £525 +5.00% 135
London +46 388 £550 +10.00% 78
UK excluding London +37 221 £500 +5.26% 63
North of England +16 66 £500 +11.11% 27
South East -3 61 £500 +5.76% 6
South West +23 37 £500 +14.29% 6
North West -3 31 £588 +36.23% 16
Midlands +3 29 £538 +16.22% 8
Yorkshire +2 25 £500 -6.98% 4
West Midlands +2 25 £538 +7.50% 6
Scotland -29 15 £525 +16.67% 2
North East +9 10 £500 +11.00% 7
East of England -2 8 £550 +19.57% 10
Wales -51 5 £475 -2.56% 3
East Midlands -3 3 £500 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 592 (96.73%) Amazon AWS
2 467 (76.31%) DevOps
3 371 (60.62%) Ansible
4 321 (52.45%) Terraform
5 305 (49.84%) Python
6 299 (48.86%) Linux
7 271 (44.28%) Puppet
8 265 (43.30%) Jenkins
9 246 (40.20%) Docker
10 220 (35.95%) Opscode Chef
11 190 (31.05%) Serverless
12 189 (30.88%) Configuration Management
12 189 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
13 182 (29.74%) Amazon EC2
14 181 (29.58%) AWS Lambda
15 170 (27.78%) Windows
16 160 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
17 157 (25.65%) Kubernetes
18 138 (22.55%) Git (software)
19 137 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
20 113 (18.46%) Java
21 108 (17.65%) Bash Shell
22 106 (17.32%) Amazon S3
23 105 (17.16%) Node.js
24 99 (16.18%) Amazon RDS
25 98 (16.01%) PowerShell
25 98 (16.01%) Ruby
25 98 (16.01%) Packer
26 95 (15.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
27 93 (15.20%) Security Cleared

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 40 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (5.39%) Confluence
3 31 (5.07%) IIS
3 31 (5.07%) nginx
4 23 (3.76%) Tomcat
5 18 (2.94%) Apache
6 14 (2.29%) JBoss
7 10 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.31%) Apache Pig
8 8 (1.31%) Jetty
8 8 (1.31%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.98%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.98%) Mongrel
11 5 (0.82%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.82%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.49%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.33%) WordPress
14 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.65%) HipChat
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 592 (96.73%) Amazon AWS
2 190 (31.05%) Serverless
3 182 (29.74%) Amazon EC2
4 181 (29.58%) AWS Lambda
5 137 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 106 (17.32%) Amazon S3
7 95 (15.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 70 (11.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 69 (11.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 63 (10.29%) Amazon ELB
10 63 (10.29%) Route 53
11 36 (5.88%) PaaS
12 35 (5.72%) CloudFront
13 30 (4.90%) Amazon Kinesis
13 30 (4.90%) Amazon SQS
14 28 (4.58%) IaaS
14 28 (4.58%) SaaS
15 27 (4.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 24 (3.92%) OpenShift
17 21 (3.43%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.88%) Firewall
2 21 (3.43%) HTTP
3 16 (2.61%) VPN
4 12 (1.96%) DNS
4 12 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.63%) SMS
6 7 (1.14%) Network Security
7 6 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
8 5 (0.82%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (0.82%) SSL
9 4 (0.65%) DHCP
9 4 (0.65%) SAN
10 3 (0.49%) IPsec
10 3 (0.49%) MQTT
10 3 (0.49%) NAS
10 3 (0.49%) VLAN
10 3 (0.49%) WAN
11 2 (0.33%) FTP
11 2 (0.33%) LAN
11 2 (0.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (16.18%) Amazon RDS
2 64 (10.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 33 (5.39%) NoSQL
4 32 (5.23%) Big Data
5 28 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (4.41%) MongoDB
7 26 (4.25%) Hadoop
8 24 (3.92%) MySQL
9 22 (3.59%) Relational Database
10 17 (2.78%) Redis
11 12 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.63%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.47%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.31%) HBase
15 8 (1.31%) SQL Server
16 6 (0.98%) DB2
16 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database
17 4 (0.65%) Blockchain
17 4 (0.65%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 265 (43.30%) Jenkins
2 138 (22.55%) Git (software)
3 63 (10.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 62 (10.13%) TeamCity
5 48 (7.84%) JIRA
6 45 (7.35%) Vagrant
7 35 (5.72%) Travis CI
8 33 (5.39%) Maven
9 29 (4.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 26 (4.25%) GoCD
11 25 (4.08%) Ant
12 23 (3.76%) Gradle
13 22 (3.59%) CircleCI
14 21 (3.43%) Subversion
15 19 (3.10%) Artifactory
16 17 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
17 16 (2.61%) Selenium
18 15 (2.45%) Mercurial
19 11 (1.80%) GitLab
20 10 (1.63%) Hudson
General
1 50 (8.17%) Finance
2 26 (4.25%) Retail
3 15 (2.45%) Banking
4 14 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.63%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.63%) Publishing
6 8 (1.31%) Advertising
7 5 (0.82%) Games
7 5 (0.82%) Marketing
8 3 (0.49%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.33%) Billing
9 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 341 (55.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 197 (32.19%) AWS Engineer
3 178 (29.08%) AWS DevOps
4 154 (25.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 86 (14.05%) Cloud Engineer
6 70 (11.44%) Senior DevOps
7 62 (10.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 53 (8.66%) Developer
9 47 (7.68%) Architect
10 37 (6.05%) Consultant
11 29 (4.74%) Operations Engineer
12 27 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
13 23 (3.76%) AWS Consultant
13 23 (3.76%) DevOps Consultant
14 21 (3.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 20 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 19 (3.10%) AWS Architect
17 17 (2.78%) Platform Engineer
17 17 (2.78%) Python Engineer
18 16 (2.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (17.16%) Node.js
2 88 (14.38%) Web Services
3 69 (11.27%) Elastic Stack
4 35 (5.72%) .NET
5 27 (4.41%) AngularJS
6 26 (4.25%) React
7 24 (3.92%) JSON
8 20 (3.27%) HTML
9 18 (2.94%) RESTful
10 17 (2.78%) REST
10 17 (2.78%) Sensu
11 16 (2.61%) CSS
11 16 (2.61%) HTML5
12 13 (2.12%) Sass
13 12 (1.96%) .NET Framework
13 12 (1.96%) CSS3
13 12 (1.96%) JSP
13 12 (1.96%) Spring
14 10 (1.63%) Struts
14 10 (1.63%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (12.58%) Linux Command Line
2 36 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 33 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (5.23%) Public Cloud
5 23 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.59%) Data Centre
7 21 (3.43%) Fintech
8 16 (2.61%) Cloud Native
9 14 (2.29%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.29%) User Experience
10 8 (1.31%) Clustering
10 8 (1.31%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.31%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.31%) PKI
10 8 (1.31%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (0.98%) EMC VNX
11 6 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 299 (48.86%) Linux
2 170 (27.78%) Windows
3 81 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (7.03%) CentOS
5 42 (6.86%) Unix
5 42 (6.86%) Windows Server
6 34 (5.56%) Ubuntu
7 20 (3.27%) DC/OS
8 19 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (2.78%) Debian
10 10 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.82%) Fedora
13 4 (0.65%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.49%) Android
14 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.49%) Solaris
15 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (76.31%) DevOps
2 189 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (30.88%) Configuration Management
3 160 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (13.24%) Migration
5 78 (12.75%) Continuous Delivery
5 78 (12.75%) Open Source
6 58 (9.48%) Test Automation
7 56 (9.15%) Microservices
8 55 (8.99%) Deployment Automation
9 53 (8.66%) Scrum
10 45 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (6.70%) Software Engineering
12 40 (6.54%) Auto-Scaling
13 39 (6.37%) SDLC
14 29 (4.74%) Continuous Deployment
14 29 (4.74%) E-Commerce
14 29 (4.74%) TDD
15 23 (3.76%) ITIL
15 23 (3.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 305 (49.84%) Python
2 113 (18.46%) Java
3 108 (17.65%) Bash Shell
4 98 (16.01%) PowerShell
4 98 (16.01%) Ruby
5 52 (8.50%) JavaScript
6 47 (7.68%) C#
7 31 (5.07%) Go
8 30 (4.90%) Shell Script
9 28 (4.58%) Perl
10 24 (3.92%) Groovy
10 24 (3.92%) PHP
11 23 (3.76%) SQL
12 7 (1.14%) C++
13 6 (0.98%) ES6
14 5 (0.82%) C
15 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.33%) Java 8
16 2 (0.33%) Scala
17 1 (0.16%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 93 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 80 (13.07%) AWS Certification
3 78 (12.75%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.10%) Degree
5 13 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.31%) BC Cleared
7 7 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.98%) MCSE
9 5 (0.82%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.49%) CISSP
11 2 (0.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.33%) CCSA
11 2 (0.33%) CISM
11 2 (0.33%) RHCE
12 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.90%) GCP
2 22 (3.59%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 246 (40.20%) Docker
2 66 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (4.08%) VirtualBox
5 19 (3.10%) Active Directory
5 19 (3.10%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.31%) Varnish
7 7 (1.14%) etcd
7 7 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.14%) Xen
8 5 (0.82%) KVM
9 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.33%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.33%) vSphere
10 1 (0.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 371 (60.62%) Ansible
2 321 (52.45%) Terraform
3 271 (44.28%) Puppet
4 220 (35.95%) Opscode Chef
5 157 (25.65%) Kubernetes
6 98 (16.01%) Packer
7 80 (13.07%) Salt
8 46 (7.52%) Docker Swarm
9 34 (5.56%) Kibana
10 27 (4.41%) logstash
11 22 (3.59%) Mesos
12 21 (3.43%) Consul
13 18 (2.94%) Rancher
14 17 (2.78%) Nagios
15 12 (1.96%) Grafana
16 11 (1.80%) StatsD
17 9 (1.47%) Sysdig
18 7 (1.14%) collectd
18 7 (1.14%) Graphite
19 6 (0.98%) Graylog
Vendors
1 86 (14.05%) Google
2 73 (11.93%) VMware
3 72 (11.76%) Splunk
4 58 (9.48%) Microsoft
5 51 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 25 (4.08%) New Relic
7 18 (2.94%) Oracle
7 18 (2.94%) SaltStack
8 16 (2.61%) AppDynamics
9 13 (2.12%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.31%) CA
10 8 (1.31%) Citrix
10 8 (1.31%) Dynatrace
10 8 (1.31%) MKS
10 8 (1.31%) Perforce
11 7 (1.14%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.98%) EMC
12 6 (0.98%) Interwoven
13 5 (0.82%) Cisco