Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 192 237
Rank change year-on-year +64 +45 +194
Contract jobs citing AWS Lambda 1,476 515 1,079
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.40% 1.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.81% 4.59% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,146 445 710
10th Percentile £413 £419 £419
25th Percentile £455 £475 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +2.33%
75th Percentile £600 £650 £625
90th Percentile £706 £750 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £45.20 " "
25th Percentile £45.50 " £10.25
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £10.50
75th Percentile £46.50 " £10.75
90th Percentile £46.80 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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 25,387 11,218 26,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.38% 30.54% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,229 7,907 18,208
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
25th Percentile £419 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.60% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £576
90th Percentile £688 £685 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 165 324
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.25 £12.74
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate £21.03 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.13% -2.44% +17.14%
75th Percentile £45.00 £37.00 £36.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +17.65%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 +43 1,132 £525 -4.55% 297
London +47 814 £529 -6.04% 164
Work from Home -5 525 £525 +5.00% 74
UK excluding London +47 374 £475 -9.52% 153
Scotland +44 127 £463 -2.63% 13
North of England -24 77 £475 -13.64% 53
South East -36 65 £500 +5.26% 21
North West -13 57 £475 -6.59% 41
South West +3 40 £475 -11.63% 15
East of England -1 26 £515 -1.90% 21
Midlands -22 25 £475 -10.38% 18
West Midlands - 20 £475 - 13
Yorkshire -22 15 £469 -21.88% 9
Wales +6 14 £505 +12.22% 8
East Midlands -15 5 £450 -15.09% 4
North East -15 5 £475 -45.71% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £300 - 5

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,447 (98.04%) Serverless
2 1,437 (97.36%) AWS
3 688 (46.61%) Agile Software Development
4 628 (42.55%) Amazon S3
5 600 (40.65%) Python
6 578 (39.16%) JavaScript
7 541 (36.65%) React
8 509 (34.49%) Terraform
9 500 (33.88%) Node.js
10 482 (32.66%) Docker
11 478 (32.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 454 (30.76%) Software Engineering
13 447 (30.28%) Full Stack Development
14 439 (29.74%) TypeScript
15 401 (27.17%) Kubernetes
16 384 (26.02%) DevOps
17 374 (25.34%) Amazon SQS
18 356 (24.12%) Java
19 348 (23.58%) Finance
20 341 (23.10%) Microservices
21 292 (19.78%) AWS CloudFormation
22 270 (18.29%) SQL
23 269 (18.22%) Web Services
24 267 (18.09%) Amazon RDS
25 260 (17.62%) Amazon EC2
26 251 (17.01%) AWS Step Functions
27 231 (15.65%) Infrastructure as Code
28 214 (14.50%) Asset Management
29 212 (14.36%) Front Office
30 206 (13.96%) 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 71 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
2 56 (3.79%) Confluence
3 40 (2.71%) Apache Spark
4 39 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
5 38 (2.57%) Apache Airflow
6 31 (2.10%) Apache
7 14 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.81%) Jupyter
8 12 (0.81%) nginx
9 10 (0.68%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
10 6 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.41%) CMS
10 6 (0.41%) IBM Domino
10 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.20%) IIS
11 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.14%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (0.41%) Chatbot
1 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.14%) Figma
2 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.41%) Magento
2 6 (0.41%) Shopify
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.068%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,447 (98.04%) Serverless
2 1,437 (97.36%) AWS
3 628 (42.55%) Amazon S3
4 374 (25.34%) Amazon SQS
5 292 (19.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 260 (17.62%) Amazon EC2
7 251 (17.01%) AWS Step Functions
8 203 (13.75%) Azure
9 143 (9.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 132 (8.94%) GitHub
11 123 (8.33%) Amazon ECS
12 106 (7.18%) OpenShift
13 90 (6.10%) Route 53
13 90 (6.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 83 (5.62%) Amazon EKS
15 81 (5.49%) GCP
16 75 (5.08%) AWS CodePipeline
17 68 (4.61%) Amazon Kinesis
18 62 (4.20%) PaaS
19 58 (3.93%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.90%) DNS
2 22 (1.49%) HTTP
3 21 (1.42%) Firewall
4 18 (1.22%) Internet
5 13 (0.88%) VPN
6 11 (0.75%) SSL
7 10 (0.68%) AMQP
8 8 (0.54%) DHCP
8 8 (0.54%) MQTT
9 7 (0.47%) VoIP
10 6 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (0.41%) FTP
10 6 (0.41%) SSH
11 5 (0.34%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.27%) 5G
12 4 (0.27%) Broadband
12 4 (0.27%) DSL
13 2 (0.14%) 4G
13 2 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (32.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 267 (18.09%) Amazon RDS
3 178 (12.06%) PostgreSQL
4 144 (9.76%) MongoDB
5 102 (6.91%) Amazon Aurora
6 94 (6.37%) Big Data
7 90 (6.10%) NoSQL
8 74 (5.01%) Amazon Athena
9 70 (4.74%) Amazon Redshift
10 68 (4.61%) MySQL
11 58 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
12 56 (3.79%) Data Lake
13 42 (2.85%) Azure SQL Database
14 41 (2.78%) Relational Database
15 36 (2.44%) SQL Server
16 32 (2.17%) Hadoop
17 24 (1.63%) DB2
17 24 (1.63%) Metadata
18 23 (1.56%) Redis
19 19 (1.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 206 (13.96%) Jenkins
2 184 (12.47%) Git (software)
3 91 (6.17%) JIRA
4 86 (5.83%) GitLab
5 46 (3.12%) Cypress.io
5 46 (3.12%) Maven
6 44 (2.98%) JUnit
7 38 (2.57%) Mocha
8 34 (2.30%) Bitbucket
8 34 (2.30%) webpack
9 29 (1.96%) Mockito
10 28 (1.90%) SonarQube
11 25 (1.69%) Artifactory
11 25 (1.69%) CircleCI
12 23 (1.56%) kappa
13 21 (1.42%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (1.08%) EasyMock
15 16 (1.08%) Selenium
15 16 (1.08%) TestNG
General
1 348 (23.58%) Finance
2 212 (14.36%) Front Office
3 165 (11.18%) Social Skills
4 75 (5.08%) Public Sector
5 30 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (1.90%) Retail
7 23 (1.56%) Influencing Skills
8 22 (1.49%) Banking
9 18 (1.22%) Law
10 15 (1.02%) Legal
11 14 (0.95%) Advertising
12 11 (0.75%) Presentation Skills
13 10 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.54%) Games
15 8 (0.54%) Telecoms
16 7 (0.47%) Marketing
16 7 (0.47%) Music Industry
17 5 (0.34%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 709 (48.04%) Developer
2 320 (21.68%) AWS Engineer
3 282 (19.11%) AWS Developer
4 197 (13.35%) Software Engineer
5 193 (13.08%) React Developer
6 164 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 163 (11.04%) Full Stack Developer
8 144 (9.76%) JavaScript Developer
9 136 (9.21%) Node.js Developer
10 114 (7.72%) Architect
11 113 (7.66%) AWS DevOps
12 110 (7.45%) Python Engineer
13 105 (7.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 97 (6.57%) Java Developer
15 92 (6.23%) Python Developer
16 83 (5.62%) Data Engineer
17 76 (5.15%) Senior Developer
18 69 (4.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 64 (4.34%) AWS Architect
20 60 (4.07%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (36.65%) React
2 500 (33.88%) Node.js
3 269 (18.22%) Web Services
4 176 (11.92%) Material-UI
5 134 (9.08%) REST
6 125 (8.47%) GraphQL
7 112 (7.59%) CSS
8 101 (6.84%) Spring
9 96 (6.50%) .NET
10 88 (5.96%) RESTful
11 87 (5.89%) HTML
12 86 (5.83%) AngularJS
13 82 (5.56%) Kafka
14 81 (5.49%) Spring Boot
15 59 (4.00%) OAuth
16 47 (3.18%) Vue.js
17 46 (3.12%) JSON
18 45 (3.05%) .NET Core
18 45 (3.05%) OAuth2
18 45 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.44%) Cloud Native
2 85 (5.76%) Legacy Systems
3 56 (3.79%) User Experience
4 46 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
5 36 (2.44%) Derivative
6 35 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
7 34 (2.30%) Equities
7 34 (2.30%) Fixed Income
8 33 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 18 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.22%) Public Cloud
11 16 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 15 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.75%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.75%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 150 (10.16%) Linux
2 97 (6.57%) Windows
3 23 (1.56%) Ubuntu
4 18 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.15%) CentOS
6 12 (0.81%) Unix
7 11 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.68%) Android
9 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.27%) Alpine Linux
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.068%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.068%) Solaris
12 1 (0.068%) SUSE
12 1 (0.068%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (46.61%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (30.76%) Software Engineering
3 447 (30.28%) Full Stack Development
4 384 (26.02%) DevOps
5 341 (23.10%) Microservices
6 231 (15.65%) Infrastructure as Code
7 214 (14.50%) Asset Management
8 181 (12.26%) Investment Management
9 160 (10.84%) Test Automation
10 156 (10.57%) TDD
11 104 (7.05%) Analytics
12 102 (6.91%) Scrum
13 96 (6.50%) SDLC
14 92 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
15 88 (5.96%) Mentoring
16 79 (5.35%) Data Engineering
17 75 (5.08%) ETL
18 65 (4.40%) Continuous Delivery
18 65 (4.40%) Migration
18 65 (4.40%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 600 (40.65%) Python
2 578 (39.16%) JavaScript
3 439 (29.74%) TypeScript
4 356 (24.12%) Java
5 270 (18.29%) SQL
6 78 (5.28%) C#
7 76 (5.15%) Go
8 70 (4.74%) Bash Shell
9 61 (4.13%) Java 8
10 51 (3.46%) Java 11
11 48 (3.25%) C++
12 45 (3.05%) PL/SQL
13 43 (2.91%) Scala
14 40 (2.71%) Kotlin
15 39 (2.64%) PowerShell
15 39 (2.64%) T-SQL
16 30 (2.03%) Shell Script
17 24 (1.63%) ES6
18 19 (1.29%) Ruby
19 16 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 82 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 81 (5.49%) AWS Certification
3 67 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.96%) Degree
5 10 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.41%) OCP
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.27%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.14%) ISEB
9 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.068%) CCNP
10 1 (0.068%) CCSP
10 1 (0.068%) CISA
10 1 (0.068%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.068%) CISSP
10 1 (0.068%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.068%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.068%) PhD
10 1 (0.068%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.42%) Accessibility
2 45 (3.05%) QA
3 37 (2.51%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.02%) GRC
5 9 (0.61%) GDPR
6 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.27%) NIST
7 4 (0.27%) SLA
8 3 (0.20%) COBIT
9 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.068%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.068%) GxP
10 1 (0.068%) PSD2
System Software
1 482 (32.66%) Docker
2 27 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.41%) Postfix
4 6 (0.41%) qmail
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.068%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.068%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.068%) HDFS
6 1 (0.068%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 509 (34.49%) Terraform
2 401 (27.17%) Kubernetes
3 115 (7.79%) Ansible
4 69 (4.67%) Grafana
5 32 (2.17%) Puppet
6 31 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (1.63%) Kibana
8 15 (1.02%) Packer
9 11 (0.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 6 (0.41%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.34%) Nagios
11 5 (0.34%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.27%) Control-M
12 4 (0.27%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.20%) Mesos
13 3 (0.20%) Salt
14 2 (0.14%) Istio
14 2 (0.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 104 (7.05%) Oracle
2 46 (3.12%) MuleSoft
3 44 (2.98%) Microsoft
4 37 (2.51%) Databricks
5 24 (1.63%) Google
6 22 (1.49%) VMware
7 20 (1.36%) New Relic
8 18 (1.22%) Alibaba
9 16 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.02%) BiZZdesign
11 14 (0.95%) IBM
12 13 (0.88%) Informatica
13 12 (0.81%) SolarWinds
14 11 (0.75%) CA
14 11 (0.75%) Cloudera
14 11 (0.75%) WorldPay
15 10 (0.68%) SAP
16 9 (0.61%) Atlassian
16 9 (0.61%) Splunk
17 8 (0.54%) Red Hat