Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 131 235 301
Rank change year-on-year +104 +66 +158
Contract jobs citing AWS Lambda 1,002 679 822
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 1.13% 0.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.49% 3.75% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 539 540
10th Percentile £406 £419 £413
25th Percentile £450 £475 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £588 £638 £615
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
10th Percentile £23.15 " £13.35
25th Percentile £25.95 " £18.00
Median hourly rate £33.75 £45.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +69.81% -
75th Percentile £41.25 " £35.50
90th Percentile £43.50 " £40.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.07 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -44.30% +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 18,250 18,115 26,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.77% 30.24% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,161 12,698 18,467
10th Percentile £313 £281 £313
25th Percentile £406 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £453
% change year-on-year - -0.56% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 284 258
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.38 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -0.17%
75th Percentile £45.00 £35.19 £25.75
90th Percentile £60.48 £57.50 £48.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.08 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.19% +12.25% +6.25%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +77 774 £525 -4.55% 234
London +82 578 £525 -4.55% 121
Work from Home -36 339 £525 - 49
UK excluding London +70 259 £475 -9.52% 137
Scotland +59 87 £455 -4.21% 20
North of England +21 60 £475 -13.64% 40
South East +35 55 £475 -9.52% 19
North West +11 44 £445 -15.24% 27
East of England +20 19 £438 -16.67% 12
Midlands +40 18 £425 -15.84% 23
South West +41 16 £425 -26.09% 15
West Midlands +35 12 £425 -26.09% 15
Yorkshire +22 10 £500 -16.67% 11
Wales +23 8 £450 - 7
East Midlands +27 6 £425 -15.84% 8
North East +26 6 £488 -45.83% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 988 (98.60%) Serverless
2 979 (97.70%) AWS
3 539 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
4 453 (45.21%) Amazon S3
5 428 (42.71%) Python
6 406 (40.52%) JavaScript
7 360 (35.93%) Terraform
8 355 (35.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 342 (34.13%) Docker
10 330 (32.93%) Software Engineering
11 316 (31.54%) Node.js
12 302 (30.14%) TypeScript
13 286 (28.54%) Kubernetes
14 273 (27.25%) DevOps
15 259 (25.85%) React
16 250 (24.95%) Amazon SQS
17 243 (24.25%) Web Services
18 236 (23.55%) Amazon RDS
19 235 (23.45%) Finance
20 218 (21.76%) Java
21 214 (21.36%) Microservices
22 191 (19.06%) AWS Step Functions
23 187 (18.66%) AWS CloudFormation
23 187 (18.66%) Amazon EC2
24 184 (18.36%) SQL
25 175 (17.47%) Front Office
26 171 (17.07%) Asset Management
27 167 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
28 142 (14.17%) Investment Management
29 137 (13.67%) Jenkins

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 52 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (3.49%) Confluence
3 34 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
4 32 (3.19%) Apache
5 30 (2.99%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.70%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.80%) IBM Domino
8 8 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
9 7 (0.70%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.50%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.40%) Anypoint
13 3 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.30%) CMS
13 3 (0.30%) GeoServer
13 3 (0.30%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (0.90%) Chatbot
2 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.20%) Figma
5 1 (0.100%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.80%) Magento
2 7 (0.70%) Shopify
3 5 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.100%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 988 (98.60%) Serverless
2 979 (97.70%) AWS
3 453 (45.21%) Amazon S3
4 250 (24.95%) Amazon SQS
5 191 (19.06%) AWS Step Functions
6 187 (18.66%) Amazon EC2
6 187 (18.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 131 (13.07%) Azure
8 96 (9.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 94 (9.38%) Amazon ECS
10 83 (8.28%) OpenShift
11 74 (7.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 68 (6.79%) GitHub
13 57 (5.69%) Amazon EKS
13 57 (5.69%) Azure Functions
14 52 (5.19%) Amazon Kinesis
14 52 (5.19%) Route 53
15 43 (4.29%) CloudFront
16 42 (4.19%) Logic Apps
17 40 (3.99%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.90%) DNS
2 18 (1.80%) HTTP
3 14 (1.40%) Firewall
4 12 (1.20%) FTP
5 11 (1.10%) VPN
6 10 (1.00%) Network Security
7 9 (0.90%) SSH
7 9 (0.90%) Unified Communications
8 8 (0.80%) SSL
9 6 (0.60%) CTI
9 6 (0.60%) Internet
9 6 (0.60%) Softphone
10 3 (0.30%) Skype
11 2 (0.20%) DHCP
11 2 (0.20%) DSL
11 2 (0.20%) MQTT
11 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.100%) Broadband
12 1 (0.100%) LAN
12 1 (0.100%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (35.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 236 (23.55%) Amazon RDS
3 136 (13.57%) PostgreSQL
4 90 (8.98%) Amazon Aurora
5 87 (8.68%) MongoDB
6 84 (8.38%) Big Data
7 62 (6.19%) MySQL
8 58 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (5.19%) Amazon Redshift
9 52 (5.19%) NoSQL
10 43 (4.29%) SQL Server
11 41 (4.09%) Data Lake
12 36 (3.59%) Azure SQL Database
13 35 (3.49%) Amazon Athena
14 29 (2.89%) Hadoop
15 22 (2.20%) Redis
16 16 (1.60%) Relational Database
17 13 (1.30%) Apache Hive
17 13 (1.30%) Oracle Database
18 12 (1.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 137 (13.67%) Jenkins
2 113 (11.28%) Git (software)
3 60 (5.99%) GitLab
3 60 (5.99%) JIRA
4 28 (2.79%) Maven
5 23 (2.30%) JUnit
6 20 (2.00%) Artifactory
6 20 (2.00%) CircleCI
6 20 (2.00%) kappa
6 20 (2.00%) Selenium
7 19 (1.90%) Gradle
8 17 (1.70%) PowerDesigner
9 16 (1.60%) Ant
10 15 (1.50%) SonarQube
11 14 (1.40%) Cypress.io
12 13 (1.30%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.10%) Mocha
13 11 (1.10%) Postman
14 10 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.90%) Bitbucket
General
1 235 (23.45%) Finance
2 175 (17.47%) Front Office
3 51 (5.09%) Public Sector
4 23 (2.30%) Retail
5 19 (1.90%) Advertising
6 18 (1.80%) Banking
7 16 (1.60%) Marketing
8 9 (0.90%) Multimedia
9 7 (0.70%) Games
10 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.40%) Law
10 4 (0.40%) Publishing
10 4 (0.40%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.30%) German Language
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Legal
13 1 (0.100%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.100%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 511 (51.00%) Developer
2 256 (25.55%) AWS Developer
3 192 (19.16%) AWS Engineer
4 178 (17.76%) React Developer
5 133 (13.27%) Full Stack Developer
5 133 (13.27%) JavaScript Developer
6 129 (12.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 113 (11.28%) Node.js Developer
8 102 (10.18%) AWS DevOps
9 89 (8.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 88 (8.78%) Python Developer
11 82 (8.18%) Python Engineer
12 80 (7.98%) Software Engineer
13 71 (7.09%) Architect
14 62 (6.19%) Senior Developer
15 59 (5.89%) Data Engineer
16 44 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
16 44 (4.39%) Java Developer
17 41 (4.09%) Python Software Engineer
18 38 (3.79%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (31.54%) Node.js
2 259 (25.85%) React
3 243 (24.25%) Web Services
4 72 (7.19%) .NET
5 67 (6.69%) CSS
6 65 (6.49%) Kafka
7 62 (6.19%) REST
8 59 (5.89%) AngularJS
9 57 (5.69%) RESTful
10 56 (5.59%) HTML
10 56 (5.59%) Spring
11 48 (4.79%) GraphQL
12 46 (4.59%) Spring Boot
13 38 (3.79%) Vue.js
14 36 (3.59%) Lambda Expressions
14 36 (3.59%) Redux
15 33 (3.29%) OAuth
16 29 (2.89%) Spring Security
17 26 (2.59%) OAuth2
18 25 (2.50%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 80 (7.98%) Cloud Native
2 47 (4.69%) User Experience
3 40 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (3.09%) Equities
4 31 (3.09%) Fixed Income
5 29 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (2.89%) Derivative
5 29 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.60%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.50%) Hedge funds
9 14 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.10%) Replication
12 9 (0.90%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.70%) Clustering
13 7 (0.70%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.60%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.60%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 107 (10.68%) Linux
2 37 (3.69%) Windows
3 26 (2.59%) Ubuntu
4 23 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.60%) CentOS
6 15 (1.50%) Android
7 10 (1.00%) Unix
8 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.40%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.100%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.100%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (32.93%) Software Engineering
3 273 (27.25%) DevOps
4 214 (21.36%) Microservices
5 171 (17.07%) Asset Management
6 167 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
7 142 (14.17%) Investment Management
8 115 (11.48%) Test Automation
9 110 (10.98%) TDD
10 103 (10.28%) Scrum
11 80 (7.98%) ETL
12 68 (6.79%) SDLC
13 66 (6.59%) Data Engineering
14 64 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
15 63 (6.29%) Mentoring
16 62 (6.19%) Kanban
17 55 (5.49%) Migration
18 53 (5.29%) Unit Testing
19 51 (5.09%) Analytics
20 48 (4.79%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 428 (42.71%) Python
2 406 (40.52%) JavaScript
3 302 (30.14%) TypeScript
4 218 (21.76%) Java
5 184 (18.36%) SQL
6 83 (8.28%) Bash Shell
7 64 (6.39%) Go
8 50 (4.99%) C#
9 49 (4.89%) Scala
10 42 (4.19%) C++
10 42 (4.19%) Java 8
11 38 (3.79%) PL/SQL
12 35 (3.49%) T-SQL
13 32 (3.19%) Kotlin
14 26 (2.59%) Ruby
15 25 (2.50%) PowerShell
16 24 (2.40%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.60%) ES6
18 15 (1.50%) Groovy
19 14 (1.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 68 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.69%) AWS Certification
4 5 (0.50%) OCP
4 5 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.20%) Degree
7 2 (0.20%) GPEN
7 2 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.20%) OSCP
8 1 (0.100%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.100%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.100%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.40%) QA
2 15 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.70%) GDPR
4 5 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.30%) SLA
6 1 (0.100%) GRC
6 1 (0.100%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.100%) NIST
6 1 (0.100%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.100%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 342 (34.13%) Docker
2 13 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.70%) Postfix
4 7 (0.70%) qmail
5 5 (0.50%) HDFS
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.100%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.100%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.100%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.100%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 360 (35.93%) Terraform
2 286 (28.54%) Kubernetes
3 104 (10.38%) Ansible
4 45 (4.49%) Grafana
5 29 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (2.40%) Puppet
7 22 (2.20%) Kibana
8 12 (1.20%) Packer
9 6 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.50%) Nagios
11 4 (0.40%) Consul
11 4 (0.40%) Control-M
11 4 (0.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 4 (0.40%) Foglight
12 3 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.30%) Istio
12 3 (0.30%) Salt
12 3 (0.30%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.20%) Graphite
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 84 (8.38%) Oracle
2 47 (4.69%) MuleSoft
3 29 (2.89%) Microsoft
4 20 (2.00%) Informatica
5 19 (1.90%) Google
6 17 (1.70%) BiZZdesign
7 16 (1.60%) IBM
8 13 (1.30%) Cloudera
9 12 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.10%) New Relic
10 11 (1.10%) VMware
11 10 (1.00%) Databricks
12 9 (0.90%) Dynatrace
12 9 (0.90%) SAP
13 8 (0.80%) CheckPoint
13 8 (0.80%) Hortonworks
13 8 (0.80%) Xerox
14 7 (0.70%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.60%) WorldPay
16 5 (0.50%) Splunk