Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 486 745
Rank change year-on-year +64 +259 -8
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 552 405 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.42% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.97% 3.32% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 313 97
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £348
90th Percentile £650 £610 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +11.11%
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 18,565 12,209 8,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.30% 12.72% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,866 8,462 5,530
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £275
90th Percentile £625 £614 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 172 126
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.27 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.45% -10.87% -8.89%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.60 £55.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.75% -12.49% -2.53%

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 February 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 February 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 +71 509 £525 +5.00% 147
London +1 326 £525 +1.94% 92
UK excluding London +95 221 £500 +2.56% 64
North of England +54 48 £500 +11.11% 23
South West +50 45 £500 -10.31% 2
South East +16 45 £524 +10.32% 8
Midlands +34 34 £550 +22.22% 3
West Midlands +34 31 £550 +22.22% 2
North West +12 26 £525 +27.27% 8
Wales -12 24 £494 +1.28% 1
Yorkshire +10 16 £500 +1.27% 11
Scotland +3 15 £490 +8.89% 7
East of England -10 10 £550 - 19
North East - 6 £525 - 4
East Midlands - 3 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 526 (95.29%) Amazon AWS
2 444 (80.43%) DevOps
3 303 (54.89%) Ansible
4 285 (51.63%) Linux
5 269 (48.73%) Python
6 258 (46.74%) Terraform
7 245 (44.38%) Puppet
8 235 (42.57%) Docker
9 223 (40.40%) Jenkins
10 170 (30.80%) Git (software)
11 166 (30.07%) Configuration Management
12 161 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
13 157 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
14 156 (28.26%) Amazon EC2
15 152 (27.54%) Opscode Chef
16 150 (27.17%) Web Services
17 145 (26.27%) Serverless
18 143 (25.91%) AWS Lambda
19 134 (24.28%) Java
20 109 (19.75%) Bash Shell
21 101 (18.30%) Amazon S3
22 99 (17.93%) Ruby
23 98 (17.75%) Kubernetes
24 89 (16.12%) Continuous Delivery
25 88 (15.94%) Windows
26 87 (15.76%) Microservices
27 86 (15.58%) Amazon RDS
28 80 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
29 70 (12.68%) Open Source
30 65 (11.78%) Virtual Private Cloud

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 55 (9.96%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (9.24%) nginx
3 46 (8.33%) Confluence
4 45 (8.15%) Apache
5 24 (4.35%) Tomcat
6 17 (3.08%) IIS
7 16 (2.90%) JBoss
8 15 (2.72%) OpenStack
9 13 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (2.36%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.27%) Jetty
11 4 (0.72%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.72%) SAS
12 3 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.54%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.54%) CMS
12 3 (0.54%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.27%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 526 (95.29%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (28.26%) Amazon EC2
3 145 (26.27%) Serverless
4 143 (25.91%) AWS Lambda
5 101 (18.30%) Amazon S3
6 80 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 65 (11.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 61 (11.05%) Route 53
9 54 (9.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 46 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 45 (8.15%) Amazon SQS
12 44 (7.97%) Amazon ELB
13 28 (5.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 23 (4.17%) Amazon Kinesis
14 23 (4.17%) Slack
15 20 (3.62%) PaaS
16 19 (3.44%) CloudFront
17 18 (3.26%) GitHub
18 16 (2.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 16 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.51%) HTTP
2 28 (5.07%) TCP/IP
3 24 (4.35%) SSL
4 19 (3.44%) Firewall
5 17 (3.08%) DNS
6 11 (1.99%) Network Security
7 10 (1.81%) SMS
8 8 (1.45%) Internet
8 8 (1.45%) WAN
9 7 (1.27%) LAN
10 6 (1.09%) VPN
11 5 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (0.91%) ZigBee
12 4 (0.72%) SAN
13 3 (0.54%) SMTP
14 2 (0.36%) DHCP
14 2 (0.36%) MPLS
14 2 (0.36%) VLAN
15 1 (0.18%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (15.58%) Amazon RDS
2 56 (10.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 40 (7.25%) NoSQL
4 38 (6.88%) MongoDB
5 30 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (5.43%) Relational Database
6 29 (5.25%) MySQL
7 28 (5.07%) Hadoop
8 19 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (3.44%) RDBMS
9 18 (3.26%) Big Data
10 17 (3.08%) Oracle Database
11 14 (2.54%) Redis
12 11 (1.99%) SQL Server
13 9 (1.63%) DB2
14 8 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (0.91%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.91%) Hazelcast
15 5 (0.91%) HBase
16 4 (0.72%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 223 (40.40%) Jenkins
2 170 (30.80%) Git (software)
3 61 (11.05%) JIRA
4 60 (10.87%) TeamCity
5 44 (7.97%) Maven
6 39 (7.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 34 (6.16%) Artifactory
8 31 (5.62%) SonarQube
9 29 (5.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 28 (5.07%) Subversion
11 26 (4.71%) Cucumber
12 24 (4.35%) GitLab
13 17 (3.08%) Grunt
13 17 (3.08%) Selenium
14 16 (2.90%) Bitbucket
14 16 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
15 15 (2.72%) GoCD
16 13 (2.36%) JMeter
17 12 (2.17%) Vagrant
18 11 (1.99%) git-flow
General
1 45 (8.15%) Finance
2 18 (3.26%) Banking
3 17 (3.08%) Publishing
4 14 (2.54%) Retail
5 5 (0.91%) Law
5 5 (0.91%) Marketing
6 4 (0.72%) Advertising
6 4 (0.72%) Billing
6 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.54%) Games
8 2 (0.36%) Electronics
8 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.36%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 325 (58.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 207 (37.50%) AWS Engineer
3 175 (31.70%) AWS DevOps
4 150 (27.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 71 (12.86%) Senior DevOps
6 70 (12.68%) Cloud Engineer
7 61 (11.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 60 (10.87%) Linux Engineer
9 53 (9.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 51 (9.24%) Developer
11 47 (8.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 35 (6.34%) Consultant
13 30 (5.43%) Architect
14 23 (4.17%) AWS Developer
14 23 (4.17%) DevOps Consultant
15 22 (3.99%) Senior Linux Engineer
16 18 (3.26%) Automation Engineer
17 17 (3.08%) AWS Architect
17 17 (3.08%) AWS Consultant
17 17 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (27.17%) Web Services
2 51 (9.24%) Node.js
3 50 (9.06%) Elastic Stack
4 33 (5.98%) JSON
5 23 (4.17%) .NET
6 19 (3.44%) React
7 18 (3.26%) Kafka
8 16 (2.90%) Sensu
8 16 (2.90%) Spring
9 12 (2.17%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.17%) HTML
9 12 (2.17%) Middleware
9 12 (2.17%) REST
10 11 (1.99%) .NET Core
10 11 (1.99%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.99%) Sass
11 10 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (1.63%) HTML5
12 9 (1.63%) RESTful
12 9 (1.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.15%) Public Cloud
2 32 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (5.80%) Linux Command Line
3 22 (3.99%) Clustering
4 18 (3.26%) PKI
4 18 (3.26%) Private Cloud
5 16 (2.90%) Fintech
6 14 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.36%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (1.99%) Digital Media
9 11 (1.99%) User Experience
10 10 (1.81%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.27%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.09%) DataPower
13 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.72%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 285 (51.63%) Linux
2 88 (15.94%) Windows
3 44 (7.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (7.79%) Unix
5 25 (4.53%) CentOS
6 23 (4.17%) Debian
7 15 (2.72%) Windows Server
8 14 (2.54%) Ubuntu
9 10 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.27%) Solaris
11 6 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.72%) DC/OS
13 3 (0.54%) Fedora
14 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (80.43%) DevOps
2 166 (30.07%) Configuration Management
3 161 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
4 157 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (16.12%) Continuous Delivery
6 87 (15.76%) Microservices
7 70 (12.68%) Open Source
8 62 (11.23%) Continuous Deployment
9 60 (10.87%) Test Automation
10 58 (10.51%) Scrum
11 51 (9.24%) TDD
12 45 (8.15%) Software Engineering
13 44 (7.97%) Kanban
14 42 (7.61%) Migration
15 41 (7.43%) Load Balancing
16 34 (6.16%) Mentoring
17 33 (5.98%) Coaching
18 28 (5.07%) Auto-Scaling
18 28 (5.07%) BDD
19 27 (4.89%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 269 (48.73%) Python
2 134 (24.28%) Java
3 109 (19.75%) Bash Shell
4 99 (17.93%) Ruby
5 52 (9.42%) PowerShell
6 36 (6.52%) Perl
7 35 (6.34%) JavaScript
8 34 (6.16%) C#
9 29 (5.25%) Go
9 29 (5.25%) Shell Script
10 28 (5.07%) SQL
11 26 (4.71%) Groovy
12 24 (4.35%) PHP
13 16 (2.90%) ES6
14 8 (1.45%) C++
14 8 (1.45%) ES7
15 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.36%) Scala
16 2 (0.36%) XPath
17 1 (0.18%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 61 (11.05%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.25%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.27%) Degree
5 5 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.72%) MCSE
6 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.54%) CISA
7 3 (0.54%) CISM
7 3 (0.54%) CISSP
7 3 (0.54%) RHCE
8 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.36%) PMP
9 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.71%) GCP
2 15 (2.72%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.72%) SLA
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 235 (42.57%) Docker
2 12 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.99%) Varnish
3 11 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (1.45%) etcd
6 5 (0.91%) Firmware
7 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.54%) vSphere
9 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.18%) BIND 9
10 1 (0.18%) HDFS
10 1 (0.18%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 303 (54.89%) Ansible
2 258 (46.74%) Terraform
3 245 (44.38%) Puppet
4 152 (27.54%) Opscode Chef
5 98 (17.75%) Kubernetes
6 48 (8.70%) Kibana
7 42 (7.61%) Mesos
8 41 (7.43%) Packer
9 40 (7.25%) logstash
10 32 (5.80%) Docker Swarm
11 26 (4.71%) Nagios
11 26 (4.71%) Salt
12 22 (3.99%) Rancher
13 19 (3.44%) Consul
13 19 (3.44%) Grafana
14 14 (2.54%) StatsD
15 11 (1.99%) Graylog
15 11 (1.99%) Tivoli
16 10 (1.81%) collectd
16 10 (1.81%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 65 (11.78%) Splunk
2 38 (6.88%) Google
2 38 (6.88%) Oracle
3 25 (4.53%) Microsoft
4 21 (3.80%) Red Hat
5 17 (3.08%) VMware
6 16 (2.90%) SaltStack
7 14 (2.54%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.99%) IBM
9 10 (1.81%) CA
9 10 (1.81%) Micro Focus
9 10 (1.81%) Serena
10 9 (1.63%) AppDynamics
10 9 (1.63%) New Relic
11 6 (1.09%) Teradata
12 5 (0.91%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.91%) Perforce
12 5 (0.91%) Rackspace
12 5 (0.91%) SAP
12 5 (0.91%) ServiceNow