Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for boto skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited boto over the 6 months to 20 July 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.

AWS SDK for Python (Boto)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 890 826 895
Rank change year-on-year -64 +69 -14
Contract jobs citing boto 11 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.026% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.031% 0.081% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 10
UK median daily rate £550 £638 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +37.84% +15.48%
10th Percentile £398 £555 £325
90th Percentile £670 £725 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £521 £583 £613
% change year-on-year -10.52% -4.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

boto is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,320 30,723 31,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.90% 32.25% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,869 21,233 22,104
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £306 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 381 401
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.26 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.84% +7.36% +2.74%
10th Percentile £15.02 £15.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +1.35%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing boto as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for boto in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing boto.

Contractor daily rate trend for boto in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing boto over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for boto in the UK

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Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing boto within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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 -40 11 £550 -13.73% 3
London -62 7 £550 -16.98% 1
UK excluding London -35 4 £521 -10.52% 2
North of England - 2 £630 -
North West - 2 £630 -
South East - 2 £413 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing boto 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 boto.

1 11 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (90.91%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (81.82%) Python
3 9 (81.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (72.73%) DevOps
4 8 (72.73%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (72.73%) Serverless
4 8 (72.73%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (63.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (63.64%) Docker
6 6 (54.55%) Bash Shell
6 6 (54.55%) Puppet
7 5 (45.45%) Gradle
7 5 (45.45%) Apache Ivy
7 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
7 5 (45.45%) Ansible
7 5 (45.45%) Kubernetes
7 5 (45.45%) Terraform
7 5 (45.45%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (36.36%) IaaS
8 4 (36.36%) Linux
8 4 (36.36%) VPN
8 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
8 4 (36.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (36.36%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (36.36%) Confluence
8 4 (36.36%) JIRA
9 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
9 3 (27.27%) yum

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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 4 (36.36%) Confluence
2 3 (27.27%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (81.82%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (72.73%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (72.73%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (72.73%) Serverless
4 7 (63.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (36.36%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (36.36%) IaaS
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (27.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon S3
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (18.18%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (18.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (27.27%) DB2
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (9.09%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL
4 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (45.45%) Gradle
2 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Bitbucket
3 3 (27.27%) Checkstyle
3 3 (27.27%) Maven
3 3 (27.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (18.18%) Ant
4 2 (18.18%) Artifactory
4 2 (18.18%) Cobertura
4 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) AWS Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Python Developer
2 3 (27.27%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Expert
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
1 2 (18.18%) YAML
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Solaris
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) DevOps
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (18.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) Bash Shell
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) AWS Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Docker
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (54.55%) Puppet
3 5 (45.45%) Ansible
3 5 (45.45%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (45.45%) Kubernetes
3 5 (45.45%) Terraform
4 3 (27.27%) Mesos
4 3 (27.27%) Rancher
4 3 (27.27%) yum
5 1 (9.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Sonatype
2 2 (18.18%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Progress