Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AWS Lambda skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS Lambda over the 6 months to 27 January 2021 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.

AWS Lambda
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 139 240 346
Rank change year-on-year +101 +106 +169
Contract jobs citing AWS Lambda 787 764 743
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.07% 0.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.50% 3.59% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 593 553
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £388 £413 £410
90th Percentile £700 £688 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £21.29 £45.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.63 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -49.71% +5.88% -

AWS Lambda 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 14,310 21,263 24,930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.40% 29.73% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,161 14,820 17,544
Median daily rate £495 £493 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% -1.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £304
90th Percentile £650 £669 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -0.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 327 282
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.95% +11.43% -5.41%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.07 £11.03
90th Percentile £61.00 £67.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year +8.11% +6.14% -0.40%

AWS Lambda
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Lambda in the UK

AWS Lambda
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for AWS Lambda in the UK

AWS Lambda
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Lambda over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Lambda in the UK

AWS Lambda
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for AWS Lambda in the UK

AWS Lambda
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS Lambda over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for AWS Lambda in the UK

AWS Lambda
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Lambda within the UK over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. 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 +90 631 £525 -4.55% 217
London +83 477 £525 -4.55% 128
Work from Home -33 242 £525 -4.55% 44
UK excluding London +69 180 £450 -14.29% 106
North of England +67 67 £450 -10.00% 39
North West +34 51 £450 -11.76% 27
Scotland +46 47 £450 -10.00% 8
South East +89 39 £463 -21.28% 10
Midlands +58 12 £425 -15.84% 13
East of England +39 12 £400 -23.81% 10
Yorkshire +52 11 £513 +5.13% 10
West Midlands +48 6 £363 -27.50% 8
East Midlands +34 6 £425 -15.84% 5
South West +61 5 £450 -21.74% 16
North East +36 5 £488 -34.56% 2
Wales +22 2 - - 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £500 - 4

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing AWS Lambda 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 Lambda.

1 779 (98.98%) AWS
2 776 (98.60%) Serverless
3 429 (54.51%) Python
4 416 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
5 337 (42.82%) Amazon S3
6 277 (35.20%) DevOps
7 272 (34.56%) Software Engineering
8 269 (34.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 265 (33.67%) Docker
10 259 (32.91%) Web Services
11 256 (32.53%) JavaScript
12 240 (30.50%) Terraform
13 226 (28.72%) Finance
14 218 (27.70%) Java
14 218 (27.70%) Amazon EC2
15 210 (26.68%) Kubernetes
16 205 (26.05%) React
17 191 (24.27%) SQL
18 189 (24.02%) Asset Management
19 179 (22.74%) TypeScript
19 179 (22.74%) Microservices
20 171 (21.73%) Node.js
21 161 (20.46%) Amazon RDS
22 158 (20.08%) Front Office
23 151 (19.19%) Amazon SQS
24 148 (18.81%) AWS CloudFormation
25 145 (18.42%) Jenkins
26 130 (16.52%) Amazon ECS
27 126 (16.01%) Azure
28 125 (15.88%) Infrastructure as Code

AWS Lambda
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 71 (9.02%) Apache
2 33 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (3.30%) Confluence
4 23 (2.92%) Apache Spark
5 16 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.40%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.64%) Drupal
9 4 (0.51%) Anypoint
9 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.38%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.38%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.25%) Apache Pulsar
11 2 (0.25%) Apache Synapse
11 2 (0.25%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.25%) JBoss
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.13%) Camunda
Applications
1 7 (0.89%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) Exstream
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 779 (98.98%) AWS
2 776 (98.60%) Serverless
3 337 (42.82%) Amazon S3
4 218 (27.70%) Amazon EC2
5 151 (19.19%) Amazon SQS
6 148 (18.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 130 (16.52%) Amazon ECS
8 126 (16.01%) Azure
9 116 (14.74%) AWS Step Functions
10 92 (11.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 74 (9.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 63 (8.01%) GitHub
13 53 (6.73%) OpenShift
14 50 (6.35%) Amazon EKS
14 50 (6.35%) Amazon Kinesis
14 50 (6.35%) GCP
15 46 (5.84%) Azure Functions
16 42 (5.34%) Route 53
17 34 (4.32%) Apigee
18 31 (3.94%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.03%) Network Security
2 10 (1.27%) CTI
2 10 (1.27%) DNS
2 10 (1.27%) Softphone
3 8 (1.02%) FTP
3 8 (1.02%) HTTP
4 6 (0.76%) Firewall
5 5 (0.64%) Internet
5 5 (0.64%) SSH
6 4 (0.51%) DHCP
6 4 (0.51%) VPN
7 3 (0.38%) Skype
7 3 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.25%) SMTP
8 2 (0.25%) SSL
8 2 (0.25%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.13%) LAN
9 1 (0.13%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (34.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 161 (20.46%) Amazon RDS
3 92 (11.69%) PostgreSQL
4 91 (11.56%) MySQL
5 78 (9.91%) Amazon Redshift
6 58 (7.37%) SQL Server
7 56 (7.12%) Big Data
8 54 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (5.59%) Amazon Aurora
10 40 (5.08%) Data Lake
11 39 (4.96%) NoSQL
12 36 (4.57%) MongoDB
13 29 (3.68%) Amazon Athena
14 23 (2.92%) Relational Database
15 22 (2.80%) Apache Ignite
16 21 (2.67%) Redis
17 18 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
18 16 (2.03%) Hadoop
19 12 (1.52%) Apache Hive
20 11 (1.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 145 (18.42%) Jenkins
2 84 (10.67%) GitLab
3 82 (10.42%) Git (software)
4 56 (7.12%) Artifactory
5 33 (4.19%) JIRA
6 22 (2.80%) CircleCI
7 17 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (1.78%) Maven
8 14 (1.78%) Selenium
9 12 (1.52%) Gradle
9 12 (1.52%) Postman
10 11 (1.40%) JUnit
10 11 (1.40%) SonarQube
11 8 (1.02%) Ant
11 8 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.02%) kappa
11 8 (1.02%) RStudio
12 7 (0.89%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.76%) Mocha
13 6 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 226 (28.72%) Finance
2 158 (20.08%) Front Office
3 69 (8.77%) Banking
4 35 (4.45%) Public Sector
5 22 (2.80%) Marketing
5 22 (2.80%) Retail
6 16 (2.03%) Advertising
7 15 (1.91%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.40%) Back Office
9 10 (1.27%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.89%) Law
11 5 (0.64%) Games
12 4 (0.51%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 389 (49.43%) Developer
2 204 (25.92%) AWS Engineer
3 177 (22.49%) AWS Developer
4 123 (15.63%) Software Engineer
5 120 (15.25%) Python Developer
6 118 (14.99%) DevOps Engineer
7 111 (14.10%) React Developer
8 106 (13.47%) AWS DevOps
9 103 (13.09%) Python Engineer
10 94 (11.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 91 (11.56%) Full Stack Developer
12 90 (11.44%) JavaScript Developer
13 89 (11.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 69 (8.77%) Python Software Engineer
15 58 (7.37%) Architect
15 58 (7.37%) Node.js Developer
16 55 (6.99%) Java Developer
17 46 (5.84%) Cloud Engineer
18 43 (5.46%) Data Engineer
18 43 (5.46%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (32.91%) Web Services
2 205 (26.05%) React
3 171 (21.73%) Node.js
4 92 (11.69%) AngularJS
5 75 (9.53%) Vue.js
6 61 (7.75%) Kafka
7 60 (7.62%) .NET
8 49 (6.23%) OAuth
9 46 (5.84%) Swagger
10 39 (4.96%) REST
11 35 (4.45%) gRPC
12 34 (4.32%) Lambda Expressions
13 33 (4.19%) RESTful
14 31 (3.94%) Spring
15 29 (3.68%) Spring Boot
16 27 (3.43%) Django
17 26 (3.30%) Redux
18 25 (3.18%) PySpark
19 24 (3.05%) GraphQL
20 23 (2.92%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 92 (11.69%) Hedge funds
2 84 (10.67%) Fixed Income
3 83 (10.55%) Derivative
4 82 (10.42%) Equities
5 70 (8.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 58 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
7 43 (5.46%) Cloud Native
8 32 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (3.05%) User Experience
10 15 (1.91%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.27%) IVR
12 10 (1.27%) Replication
13 8 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.89%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.76%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.51%) Blog
17 3 (0.38%) Algorithms
17 3 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
18 2 (0.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 97 (12.33%) Linux
2 19 (2.41%) Windows
3 14 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (1.78%) Ubuntu
4 9 (1.14%) Android
4 9 (1.14%) Unix
5 7 (0.89%) CentOS
6 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
7 4 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (35.20%) DevOps
3 272 (34.56%) Software Engineering
4 189 (24.02%) Asset Management
5 179 (22.74%) Microservices
6 125 (15.88%) Infrastructure as Code
7 120 (15.25%) Investment Management
8 102 (12.96%) Test Automation
9 82 (10.42%) Scrum
9 82 (10.42%) TDD
10 48 (6.10%) ETL
11 47 (5.97%) Kanban
12 46 (5.84%) Mentoring
13 40 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (4.96%) Data Engineering
15 38 (4.83%) Unit Testing
16 37 (4.70%) Migration
16 37 (4.70%) Open Source
17 33 (4.19%) Continuous Delivery
17 33 (4.19%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 429 (54.51%) Python
2 256 (32.53%) JavaScript
3 218 (27.70%) Java
4 191 (24.27%) SQL
5 179 (22.74%) TypeScript
6 74 (9.40%) Bash Shell
7 71 (9.02%) Kotlin
8 48 (6.10%) Scala
9 33 (4.19%) Java 8
10 32 (4.07%) C#
11 30 (3.81%) Go
12 26 (3.30%) C++
13 22 (2.80%) Clojure
14 18 (2.29%) PL/SQL
15 17 (2.16%) T-SQL
16 16 (2.03%) PowerShell
17 14 (1.78%) Groovy
17 14 (1.78%) Ruby
18 12 (1.52%) PHP
18 12 (1.52%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.72%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.81%) AWS Certification
4 11 (1.40%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.38%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.25%) Degree
6 2 (0.25%) GPEN
6 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.25%) OSCP
7 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.91%) QA
2 9 (1.14%) GDPR
3 7 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.38%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) NIST
6 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 265 (33.67%) Docker
2 6 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.51%) HDFS
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.38%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.13%) iptables
5 1 (0.13%) Postfix
5 1 (0.13%) qmail
5 1 (0.13%) Varnish
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 240 (30.50%) Terraform
2 210 (26.68%) Kubernetes
3 99 (12.58%) Ansible
4 29 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (3.05%) Grafana
6 22 (2.80%) Puppet
7 19 (2.41%) Kibana
8 9 (1.14%) Packer
9 7 (0.89%) Consul
10 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (0.51%) Foglight
11 3 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.25%) Graphite
12 2 (0.25%) Istio
12 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.25%) Nagios
12 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (9.28%) Oracle
2 42 (5.34%) Google
3 27 (3.43%) Microsoft
4 23 (2.92%) MuleSoft
5 17 (2.16%) Databricks
6 10 (1.27%) Informatica
7 9 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 8 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.89%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.76%) Splunk
11 5 (0.64%) BiZZdesign
11 5 (0.64%) IBM
12 4 (0.51%) Palo Alto
12 4 (0.51%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 4 (0.51%) SAP
12 4 (0.51%) Talend
13 3 (0.38%) Dynatrace
13 3 (0.38%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.38%) New Relic
13 3 (0.38%) Teradata