Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 385 485 605
Rank change year-on-year +100 +120 +166
Contract jobs citing AWS CloudFormation 666 423 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.43% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.98% 2.87% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 348 235
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £411 £393
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +7.89% -2.56% +8.33%
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 22,363 14,761 11,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.75% 15.02% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,368 10,127 8,008
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £275
90th Percentile £648 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 221 180
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £18.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +9.45% -20.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.64
90th Percentile £63.37 £63.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.98 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.80% +11.65% -29.17%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +89 637 £550 +10.00% 184
London +63 390 £550 +4.76% 101
UK excluding London +82 274 £513 +7.89% 92
North of England +70 121 £525 +5.00% 29
South East -15 67 £525 +10.53% 21
Yorkshire +29 62 £538 +7.50% 11
North West -2 43 £575 +15.00% 13
South West -4 34 £450 +2.86% 11
Scotland +9 29 £519 +9.21% 5
Midlands -11 17 £519 +9.21% 15
North East +7 16 £525 +5.00% 5
West Midlands -15 13 £531 +11.84% 9
East of England -21 7 £550 +17.02% 7
Wales -21 4 £463 -5.13% 3
East Midlands 0 3 £375 -16.67% 6

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 632 (94.89%) Amazon AWS
2 476 (71.47%) DevOps
3 407 (61.11%) Terraform
4 368 (55.26%) Ansible
5 361 (54.20%) Linux
6 315 (47.30%) Python
7 302 (45.35%) Jenkins
8 283 (42.49%) Puppet
9 255 (38.29%) Opscode Chef
10 245 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
11 233 (34.98%) Docker
12 210 (31.53%) Amazon EC2
13 207 (31.08%) Serverless
14 192 (28.83%) AWS Lambda
14 192 (28.83%) Configuration Management
15 163 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
16 156 (23.42%) Java
17 149 (22.37%) Amazon S3
17 149 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
18 147 (22.07%) Windows
19 145 (21.77%) Kubernetes
20 135 (20.27%) Amazon RDS
21 129 (19.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
22 124 (18.62%) Git (software)
23 123 (18.47%) Bash Shell
24 116 (17.42%) Ruby
25 111 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
26 107 (16.07%) PowerShell
27 105 (15.77%) Splunk
28 102 (15.32%) Web Services

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 57 (8.56%) IIS
2 43 (6.46%) nginx
3 42 (6.31%) Tomcat
4 33 (4.95%) Confluence
5 32 (4.80%) Apache
6 29 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (2.85%) Jetty
7 19 (2.85%) Mongrel
7 19 (2.85%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (1.95%) JBoss
9 6 (0.90%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.75%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.60%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.60%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.30%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (0.75%) HipChat
2 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 632 (94.89%) Amazon AWS
2 210 (31.53%) Amazon EC2
3 207 (31.08%) Serverless
4 192 (28.83%) AWS Lambda
5 149 (22.37%) Amazon S3
5 149 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 129 (19.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 86 (12.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 75 (11.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 66 (9.91%) Amazon ELB
10 33 (4.95%) PaaS
10 33 (4.95%) Route 53
11 31 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (4.50%) CloudFront
13 26 (3.90%) Amazon SQS
14 25 (3.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 25 (3.75%) IaaS
15 21 (3.15%) Amazon Kinesis
16 18 (2.70%) AWS CodePipeline
16 18 (2.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 78 (11.71%) Firewall
2 42 (6.31%) HTTP
3 24 (3.60%) TCP/IP
4 20 (3.00%) DNS
5 12 (1.80%) Software-Defined Networking
5 12 (1.80%) VPN
6 11 (1.65%) SSL
7 6 (0.90%) SAN
8 5 (0.75%) IPsec
8 5 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (0.75%) SMS
9 4 (0.60%) DHCP
9 4 (0.60%) FTP
10 3 (0.45%) MQTT
11 2 (0.30%) Internet
11 2 (0.30%) IPv6
11 2 (0.30%) NAS
11 2 (0.30%) SNMP
12 1 (0.15%) BGP
12 1 (0.15%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (20.27%) Amazon RDS
2 54 (8.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 38 (5.71%) MySQL
4 31 (4.65%) Hadoop
4 31 (4.65%) MongoDB
5 29 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (3.90%) Big Data
7 20 (3.00%) Amazon Aurora
8 19 (2.85%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.25%) Redis
9 15 (2.25%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.95%) SQL Server
11 9 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.90%) MarkLogic
15 5 (0.75%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.75%) HBase
16 4 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 302 (45.35%) Jenkins
2 124 (18.62%) Git (software)
3 89 (13.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 75 (11.26%) Maven
5 58 (8.71%) Vagrant
6 57 (8.56%) Travis CI
7 50 (7.51%) JIRA
8 45 (6.76%) TeamCity
9 35 (5.26%) Gradle
10 32 (4.80%) Ant
11 25 (3.75%) Artifactory
12 22 (3.30%) Hudson
12 22 (3.30%) Selenium
13 21 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
14 20 (3.00%) Mercurial
14 20 (3.00%) MSBuild
14 20 (3.00%) Subversion
15 18 (2.70%) CruiseControl
15 18 (2.70%) GitLab
16 16 (2.40%) CircleCI
General
1 58 (8.71%) Finance
2 27 (4.05%) Banking
3 22 (3.30%) Retail
4 16 (2.40%) Front Office
5 11 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.60%) Games
8 3 (0.45%) Law
8 3 (0.45%) Marketing
9 2 (0.30%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.15%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 374 (56.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 209 (31.38%) AWS Engineer
3 161 (24.17%) AWS DevOps
4 151 (22.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 89 (13.36%) Cloud Engineer
6 66 (9.91%) Developer
7 49 (7.36%) Operations Engineer
8 46 (6.91%) Consultant
9 44 (6.61%) Architect
10 38 (5.71%) Senior DevOps
11 35 (5.26%) AWS Architect
12 34 (5.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 30 (4.50%) Software Engineer
14 29 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 27 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
16 25 (3.75%) AWS Consultant
16 25 (3.75%) AWS Developer
17 24 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
18 19 (2.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 19 (2.85%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (15.32%) Web Services
2 79 (11.86%) Node.js
3 58 (8.71%) Elastic Stack
4 44 (6.61%) .NET
5 41 (6.16%) AngularJS
6 33 (4.95%) React
7 28 (4.20%) Spring Boot
8 26 (3.90%) Spring
9 19 (2.85%) HTML
9 19 (2.85%) JRuby
9 19 (2.85%) JSON
9 19 (2.85%) Servlets
10 18 (2.70%) REST
11 17 (2.55%) CSS
11 17 (2.55%) JSP
12 15 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (2.10%) NumPy
14 13 (1.95%) SciPy
14 13 (1.95%) Struts
15 12 (1.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.21%) Computer Science
2 47 (7.06%) Linux Command Line
3 46 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (4.95%) Private Cloud
5 32 (4.80%) Cloud Native
5 32 (4.80%) Public Cloud
6 21 (3.15%) Data Centre
7 19 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (2.70%) Fintech
8 18 (2.70%) User Experience
9 17 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (2.10%) Fat Client
10 14 (2.10%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.65%) PKI
12 9 (1.35%) Clustering
13 8 (1.20%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
16 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
17 3 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 361 (54.20%) Linux
2 147 (22.07%) Windows
3 100 (15.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 78 (11.71%) CentOS
5 59 (8.86%) Unix
6 52 (7.81%) Ubuntu
7 38 (5.71%) Windows Server
8 29 (4.35%) Debian
9 18 (2.70%) Fedora
9 18 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (2.40%) DC/OS
11 11 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.75%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.60%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.60%) Solaris
14 2 (0.30%) Android
14 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (71.47%) DevOps
2 245 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (28.83%) Configuration Management
4 163 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
5 111 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 78 (11.71%) Microservices
7 72 (10.81%) Software Engineering
8 62 (9.31%) Scrum
9 61 (9.16%) Auto-Scaling
10 59 (8.86%) Open Source
11 52 (7.81%) Deployment Automation
12 47 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 47 (7.06%) Migration
13 44 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (6.46%) Test Automation
15 42 (6.31%) OO
16 40 (6.01%) ITIL
17 39 (5.86%) SDLC
18 37 (5.56%) Build Automation
19 28 (4.20%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 315 (47.30%) Python
2 156 (23.42%) Java
3 123 (18.47%) Bash Shell
4 116 (17.42%) Ruby
5 107 (16.07%) PowerShell
6 68 (10.21%) JavaScript
7 42 (6.31%) Go
8 38 (5.71%) Perl
9 35 (5.26%) SQL
10 22 (3.30%) C#
11 18 (2.70%) C++
11 18 (2.70%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.25%) Groovy
13 12 (1.80%) PHP
14 11 (1.65%) ES6
15 9 (1.35%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.35%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.75%) Java 8
17 4 (0.60%) C
18 3 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 84 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 82 (12.31%) AWS Certification
4 59 (8.86%) Degree
5 47 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.05%) BC Cleared
6 7 (1.05%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.45%) CISSP
9 2 (0.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.30%) CCSA
9 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.30%) CISM
9 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CCNP
10 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 233 (34.98%) Docker
2 80 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.86%) Virtual Machines
4 38 (5.71%) VirtualBox
5 33 (4.95%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.80%) Active Directory
7 8 (1.20%) Xen
8 6 (0.90%) etcd
8 6 (0.90%) KVM
9 5 (0.75%) flannel
9 5 (0.75%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.15%) iptables
11 1 (0.15%) Varnish
11 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 407 (61.11%) Terraform
2 368 (55.26%) Ansible
3 283 (42.49%) Puppet
4 255 (38.29%) Opscode Chef
5 145 (21.77%) Kubernetes
6 100 (15.02%) Packer
7 80 (12.01%) Salt
8 40 (6.01%) Kibana
9 34 (5.11%) logstash
10 33 (4.95%) Docker Swarm
11 28 (4.20%) Nagios
12 19 (2.85%) Consul
13 18 (2.70%) Graylog
14 14 (2.10%) Sysdig
15 13 (1.95%) Mesos
16 12 (1.80%) Grafana
17 9 (1.35%) Rancher
18 8 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
19 5 (0.75%) Prometheus
19 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 105 (15.77%) Splunk
2 85 (12.76%) VMware
3 81 (12.16%) Red Hat
4 77 (11.56%) Google
5 57 (8.56%) Microsoft
6 36 (5.41%) New Relic
7 27 (4.05%) Oracle
8 26 (3.90%) AppDynamics
9 16 (2.40%) SaltStack
10 15 (2.25%) Dynatrace
11 14 (2.10%) Citrix
11 14 (2.10%) MKS
12 11 (1.65%) Cisco
12 11 (1.65%) Rackspace
13 10 (1.50%) CA
14 9 (1.35%) Atlassian
15 8 (1.20%) Interwoven
16 7 (1.05%) Perforce
16 7 (1.05%) Solace
17 5 (0.75%) Cloudera