Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 185 238 428
Rank change year-on-year +53 +190 +216
Contract jobs citing AWS Lambda 500 1,073 583
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.18% 0.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.62% 4.14% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 729 417
Median daily rate £550 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.33% +14.36%
10th Percentile £403 £417 £388
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £514 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.75% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 10,815 25,916 22,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.37% 28.45% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,090 17,752 15,382
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £306
90th Percentile £682 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 377 335
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.23 £70.00 £73.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.12% +25.03% -

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 5 August 2020.

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
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 Lambda within the UK over the 6 months to 5 August 2020. 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 +49 475 £550 - 115
London +25 307 £550 - 60
UK excluding London +91 169 £514 +2.75% 59
North of England +85 67 £560 +21.08% 20
South East +124 52 £475 -9.52% 12
Work from Home -45 48 £500 +8.11% 11
North West +46 36 £525 +13.51% 15
East of England +76 17 £513 +10.81% 1
South West +72 17 £525 -6.95% 14
Yorkshire +66 17 £600 +29.03% 4
North East +45 14 £900 +91.49% 1
Scotland +37 9 £469 -10.71% 3
Midlands +60 4 £530 -1.40% 9
East Midlands +56 4 £530 -3.64% 5
Wales +34 3 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 494 (98.80%) AWS
2 488 (97.60%) Serverless
3 334 (66.80%) Python
4 263 (52.60%) DevOps
5 230 (46.00%) Java
6 228 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
7 218 (43.60%) Docker
8 208 (41.60%) Finance
9 200 (40.00%) Kubernetes
10 195 (39.00%) Web Services
11 193 (38.60%) Amazon S3
12 185 (37.00%) Amazon EC2
13 184 (36.80%) Terraform
14 178 (35.60%) Software Engineering
15 172 (34.40%) Jenkins
16 165 (33.00%) Amazon ECS
17 157 (31.40%) Amazon Redshift
18 156 (31.20%) Asset Management
19 149 (29.80%) Microservices
20 131 (26.20%) AWS CloudFormation
21 123 (24.60%) Amazon RDS
22 122 (24.40%) Azure
23 118 (23.60%) SQL
24 116 (23.20%) JavaScript
25 112 (22.40%) Artifactory
26 106 (21.20%) Banking
27 103 (20.60%) Amazon SQS
28 100 (20.00%) Front Office
29 96 (19.20%) Fixed Income
30 93 (18.60%) Node.js

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 67 (13.40%) Apache
2 27 (5.40%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (3.80%) Confluence
4 17 (3.40%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.60%) Headless CMS
6 7 (1.40%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.60%) CMS
7 3 (0.60%) Drupal
7 3 (0.60%) nginx
7 3 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.40%) JBoss
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.20%) IIS
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.60%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.40%) Shopify
2 2 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 494 (98.80%) AWS
2 488 (97.60%) Serverless
3 193 (38.60%) Amazon S3
4 185 (37.00%) Amazon EC2
5 165 (33.00%) Amazon ECS
6 131 (26.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 122 (24.40%) Azure
8 103 (20.60%) Amazon SQS
9 86 (17.20%) GCP
10 80 (16.00%) OpenShift
11 66 (13.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 58 (11.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 49 (9.80%) Apigee
14 37 (7.40%) Amazon Cognito
15 36 (7.20%) Amazon Kinesis
15 36 (7.20%) AWS Step Functions
16 33 (6.60%) CloudFront
17 32 (6.40%) Azure Functions
18 30 (6.00%) Amazon EMR
19 29 (5.80%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.20%) DNS
2 11 (2.20%) HTTP
3 4 (0.80%) Network Security
3 4 (0.80%) OpenVPN
3 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.80%) VPN
4 3 (0.60%) DHCP
4 3 (0.60%) Firewall
4 3 (0.60%) MQTT
4 3 (0.60%) Skype
5 2 (0.40%) AMQP
5 2 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.40%) SMS
6 1 (0.20%) Internet
6 1 (0.20%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.20%) SSH
6 1 (0.20%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (31.40%) Amazon Redshift
2 123 (24.60%) Amazon RDS
3 90 (18.00%) PostgreSQL
4 89 (17.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 82 (16.40%) MySQL
6 71 (14.20%) SQL Server
7 40 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (8.00%) NoSQL
8 27 (5.40%) Relational Database
9 26 (5.20%) Big Data
10 24 (4.80%) Amazon Athena
11 23 (4.60%) MongoDB
12 15 (3.00%) Amazon Aurora
12 15 (3.00%) Spotfire
13 13 (2.60%) RDBMS
14 12 (2.40%) Data Lake
15 11 (2.20%) Hadoop
16 10 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
17 6 (1.20%) Redis
18 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 172 (34.40%) Jenkins
2 112 (22.40%) Artifactory
3 83 (16.60%) Git (software)
4 71 (14.20%) GitLab
5 45 (9.00%) RStudio
6 24 (4.80%) Bitbucket
7 22 (4.40%) JIRA
8 20 (4.00%) Maven
9 17 (3.40%) JUnit
10 16 (3.20%) CircleCI
10 16 (3.20%) Gradle
11 14 (2.80%) SonarQube
12 12 (2.40%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (2.20%) GoCD
14 10 (2.00%) Bitbucket Server
15 9 (1.80%) Cucumber
15 9 (1.80%) Travis CI
16 8 (1.60%) Spinnaker
17 6 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 208 (41.60%) Finance
2 106 (21.20%) Banking
3 100 (20.00%) Front Office
4 30 (6.00%) Back Office
5 17 (3.40%) Marketing
6 15 (3.00%) Investment Banking
6 15 (3.00%) Public Sector
7 10 (2.00%) Retail
8 7 (1.40%) Advertising
9 6 (1.20%) Games
10 5 (1.00%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
12 1 (0.20%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 214 (42.80%) Developer
2 134 (26.80%) AWS Engineer
3 86 (17.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 80 (16.00%) AWS Developer
5 79 (15.80%) AWS DevOps
6 74 (14.80%) Java Developer
7 69 (13.80%) Software Engineer
8 58 (11.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 56 (11.20%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 55 (11.00%) Java Software Developer
11 51 (10.20%) Java Engineer
12 50 (10.00%) Architect
13 45 (9.00%) Python Developer
13 45 (9.00%) Python Engineer
14 37 (7.40%) Cloud Engineer
14 37 (7.40%) Data Engineer
15 34 (6.80%) Lead Developer
16 33 (6.60%) JavaScript Developer
16 33 (6.60%) React Developer
17 30 (6.00%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (39.00%) Web Services
2 93 (18.60%) Node.js
3 78 (15.60%) React
4 61 (12.20%) gRPC
5 57 (11.40%) J2EE
6 56 (11.20%) J2SE
7 55 (11.00%) Swagger
8 53 (10.60%) OAuth
9 49 (9.80%) .NET
10 41 (8.20%) AngularJS
11 34 (6.80%) GraphQL
11 34 (6.80%) Kafka
12 31 (6.20%) RESTful
13 29 (5.80%) REST
14 27 (5.40%) Vue.js
15 19 (3.80%) HTML
16 17 (3.40%) .NET Core
16 17 (3.40%) CSS
17 16 (3.20%) JSON
18 12 (2.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 96 (19.20%) Fixed Income
2 91 (18.20%) Hedge funds
3 82 (16.40%) Derivative
4 79 (15.80%) Equities
5 38 (7.60%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (6.80%) Cloud Native
7 16 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (2.60%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.00%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.60%) Acoustics
11 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.20%) User Experience
12 5 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (0.80%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.60%) Blog
14 3 (0.60%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.60%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.80%) Linux
2 20 (4.00%) Unix
3 16 (3.20%) Windows
4 9 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.80%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.60%) Android
6 7 (1.40%) CentOS
7 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.60%) Debian
8 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (52.60%) DevOps
2 228 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (35.60%) Software Engineering
4 156 (31.20%) Asset Management
5 149 (29.80%) Microservices
6 85 (17.00%) Investment Management
7 77 (15.40%) Deployment Automation
8 75 (15.00%) Decision-Making
9 65 (13.00%) Infrastructure as Code
10 64 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (10.80%) Mentoring
12 48 (9.60%) Infrastructure Automation
12 48 (9.60%) TDD
13 44 (8.80%) Open Source
14 42 (8.40%) Scrum
15 41 (8.20%) Test Automation
16 37 (7.40%) Analytics
17 32 (6.40%) Visualisation
18 31 (6.20%) BDD
19 29 (5.80%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 334 (66.80%) Python
2 230 (46.00%) Java
3 118 (23.60%) SQL
4 116 (23.20%) JavaScript
5 53 (10.60%) C#
6 46 (9.20%) R
7 36 (7.20%) Bash Shell
8 31 (6.20%) Go
9 27 (5.40%) TypeScript
10 23 (4.60%) Scala
11 21 (4.20%) Java 8
11 21 (4.20%) Ruby
12 20 (4.00%) Groovy
13 18 (3.60%) Kotlin
14 17 (3.40%) C++
15 15 (3.00%) VBA
16 10 (2.00%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.80%) Shell Script
18 8 (1.60%) ES6
19 7 (1.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.60%) AWS Certification
3 17 (3.40%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.40%) Sun Certification
4 12 (2.40%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.20%) Degree
6 3 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.20%) QA
2 5 (1.00%) GDPR
3 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) NCSC
4 1 (0.20%) NIST
System Software
1 218 (43.60%) Docker
2 4 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.60%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.40%) BusyBox
5 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.20%) Varnish
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 200 (40.00%) Kubernetes
2 184 (36.80%) Terraform
3 38 (7.60%) Ansible
4 21 (4.20%) Puppet
5 20 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.40%) Packer
7 11 (2.20%) Consul
8 7 (1.40%) Grafana
8 7 (1.40%) Prometheus
9 6 (1.20%) Kibana
10 5 (1.00%) Istio
11 3 (0.60%) Graphite
11 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.40%) Nagios
13 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.20%) Mesos
13 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 81 (16.20%) Google
2 59 (11.80%) Oracle
3 17 (3.40%) Microsoft
4 12 (2.40%) Informatica
4 12 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (2.00%) Adobe
6 8 (1.60%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 7 (1.40%) Tableau
8 6 (1.20%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.80%) SAP
10 3 (0.60%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.60%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.60%) CloudEndure
10 3 (0.60%) Databricks
10 3 (0.60%) Facebook
10 3 (0.60%) IBM
10 3 (0.60%) Talend
11 2 (0.40%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.40%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.40%) Sparx