Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Serverless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Serverless over the 6 months to 19 June 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.

Serverless Computing
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 575 843
Rank change year-on-year +287 +268 +40
Contract jobs citing Serverless 895 255 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.28% 0.045%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.41% 2.07% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 215 38
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £413 £368 £400
90th Percentile £650 £600 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

Serverless 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 20,283 12,328 9,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.34% 13.56% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,825 8,490 6,601
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.02%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £290
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 170 150
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% -3.11% -12.84%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.73 £11.65
90th Percentile £56.25 £60.10 £46.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -17.50%

Serverless
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Serverless in the UK

Serverless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Serverless in the UK

Serverless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Serverless over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Serverless in the UK

Serverless
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Serverless over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Serverless in the UK

Serverless
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 Serverless within the UK over the 6 months to 19 June 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 +292 881 £513 +7.89% 206
London +203 592 £538 +2.38% 126
UK excluding London +174 293 £475 +5.56% 90
South East +90 166 £475 +5.56% 30
North of England 0 45 £450 - 18
South West +27 38 £500 +14.29% 5
Midlands +19 28 £475 -20.83% 15
North West -3 25 £500 +11.11% 5
West Midlands - 20 £463 - 9
Yorkshire -3 18 £425 +6.25% 11
East of England -2 8 £500 +17.65% 12
East Midlands +4 7 £525 -12.50% 6
Scotland - 7 £363 - 6
North East -6 2 £425 -22.73% 2
Wales - 1 £370 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Serverless 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 Serverless.

1 643 (71.84%) Amazon AWS
2 552 (61.68%) AWS Lambda
3 436 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
4 345 (38.55%) Node.js
5 342 (38.21%) DevOps
6 314 (35.08%) JavaScript
7 297 (33.18%) Python
8 281 (31.40%) Docker
9 277 (30.95%) Jenkins
10 253 (28.27%) Terraform
11 250 (27.93%) Amazon EC2
12 239 (26.70%) Linux
13 225 (25.14%) Ansible
14 223 (24.92%) Java
15 211 (23.58%) Configuration Management
16 208 (23.24%) Amazon S3
17 207 (23.13%) TDD
18 201 (22.46%) Git (software)
19 191 (21.34%) AWS CloudFormation
20 186 (20.78%) HTML
21 171 (19.11%) React
22 163 (18.21%) Web Services
23 159 (17.77%) Opscode Chef
24 158 (17.65%) Puppet
25 152 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
26 147 (16.42%) CSS
27 145 (16.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
28 144 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
29 138 (15.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
29 138 (15.42%) RESTful

Serverless
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 65 (7.26%) Confluence
2 57 (6.37%) Apache Spark
3 55 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (3.69%) Apache
5 20 (2.23%) nginx
6 15 (1.68%) Apache Solr
7 14 (1.56%) Gunicorn
8 12 (1.34%) Apache Pig
9 8 (0.89%) CMS
10 7 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon Alexa
12 3 (0.34%) IIS
12 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.11%) HipChat
2 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Magento
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 643 (71.84%) Amazon AWS
2 552 (61.68%) AWS Lambda
3 250 (27.93%) Amazon EC2
4 208 (23.24%) Amazon S3
5 191 (21.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 152 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
7 138 (15.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 104 (11.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 104 (11.62%) Route 53
9 83 (9.27%) GitHub
10 72 (8.04%) Amazon Kinesis
10 72 (8.04%) CloudFront
11 70 (7.82%) Amazon ELB
12 39 (4.36%) PaaS
13 38 (4.25%) Amazon SQS
14 33 (3.69%) OpenShift
15 32 (3.58%) Amazon EMR
16 31 (3.46%) SaaS
17 24 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
17 24 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.58%) HTTP
2 24 (2.68%) DNS
3 22 (2.46%) Firewall
4 17 (1.90%) Internet
5 13 (1.45%) SAN
5 13 (1.45%) SMS
6 11 (1.23%) DKIM
6 11 (1.23%) DMARC
6 11 (1.23%) MQTT
7 9 (1.01%) VPN
8 7 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
8 7 (0.78%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.56%) DHCP
10 4 (0.45%) VLAN
11 3 (0.34%) LAN
11 3 (0.34%) MPLS
11 3 (0.34%) Network Security
11 3 (0.34%) WAN
12 2 (0.22%) SNMP
12 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (16.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 128 (14.30%) Amazon RDS
3 68 (7.60%) NoSQL
4 67 (7.49%) Big Data
5 63 (7.04%) MySQL
6 61 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
7 57 (6.37%) SQL Server
8 53 (5.92%) Hadoop
9 40 (4.47%) Amazon Redshift
10 37 (4.13%) Cosmos DB
11 36 (4.02%) MongoDB
12 33 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
13 32 (3.58%) Redis
14 31 (3.46%) Azure SQL Database
15 29 (3.24%) Data Lake
16 23 (2.57%) Apache Hive
17 20 (2.23%) Neo4j
17 20 (2.23%) Relational Database
18 14 (1.56%) Flink
19 12 (1.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 277 (30.95%) Jenkins
2 201 (22.46%) Git (software)
3 84 (9.39%) JIRA
4 81 (9.05%) webpack
5 71 (7.93%) Mocha
6 66 (7.37%) Babel
7 43 (4.80%) Sinon.JS
8 42 (4.69%) Gerrit
9 40 (4.47%) TeamCity
10 28 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
11 24 (2.68%) Maven
12 22 (2.46%) Artifactory
13 20 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (2.23%) Visual Studio
14 19 (2.12%) Gradle
15 17 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (1.79%) CircleCI
16 16 (1.79%) Jasmine
16 16 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
17 14 (1.56%) Mercurial
General
1 138 (15.42%) Finance
2 69 (7.71%) Banking
3 36 (4.02%) Retail
4 18 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.56%) Marketing
6 8 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.67%) Games
7 6 (0.67%) Law
7 6 (0.67%) Publishing
8 4 (0.45%) Advertising
9 2 (0.22%) Electronics
9 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.11%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.11%) Legal
10 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 371 (41.45%) Developer
2 207 (23.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 174 (19.44%) AWS Engineer
4 140 (15.64%) AWS DevOps
5 120 (13.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 101 (11.28%) Node.js Developer
7 76 (8.49%) React Developer
8 66 (7.37%) Architect
9 65 (7.26%) Full Stack Developer
10 64 (7.15%) .NET Developer
10 64 (7.15%) Cloud Engineer
11 62 (6.93%) JavaScript Developer
12 58 (6.48%) AWS Developer
13 43 (4.80%) Java Developer
14 37 (4.13%) AWS Architect
15 32 (3.58%) Consultant
16 29 (3.24%) Senior Developer
17 27 (3.02%) Senior DevOps
17 27 (3.02%) Software Engineer
18 26 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (38.55%) Node.js
2 186 (20.78%) HTML
3 171 (19.11%) React
4 163 (18.21%) Web Services
5 147 (16.42%) CSS
6 138 (15.42%) RESTful
7 125 (13.97%) HTML5
8 122 (13.63%) AngularJS
9 121 (13.52%) .NET
10 95 (10.61%) Redux
11 76 (8.49%) REST
12 70 (7.82%) OAuth
13 64 (7.15%) CSS3
13 64 (7.15%) OAuth2
14 55 (6.15%) jQuery
15 54 (6.03%) JSON
16 52 (5.81%) Express
17 50 (5.59%) OpenID
18 47 (5.25%) JMS
19 46 (5.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.92%) User Experience
2 49 (5.47%) Linux Command Line
3 47 (5.25%) Fintech
4 39 (4.36%) Cloud Native
5 35 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
6 33 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.35%) Data Centre
7 21 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.23%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.90%) Replication
10 14 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.34%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.23%) PKI
13 10 (1.12%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.01%) Clustering
14 9 (1.01%) Internet of Things
15 8 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (0.89%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 239 (26.70%) Linux
2 111 (12.40%) Unix
3 74 (8.27%) Windows
4 54 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.01%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.45%) CoreOS
7 12 (1.34%) CentOS
8 10 (1.12%) Android
8 10 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.56%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.22%) AIX
11 2 (0.22%) VMS
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (38.21%) DevOps
3 211 (23.58%) Configuration Management
4 207 (23.13%) TDD
5 144 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (14.75%) Microservices
7 119 (13.30%) Continuous Delivery
8 115 (12.85%) Scrum
9 110 (12.29%) Test Automation
10 105 (11.73%) BDD
11 84 (9.39%) OO
12 78 (8.72%) Unit Testing
13 76 (8.49%) Software Engineering
13 76 (8.49%) Web Development
14 73 (8.16%) MVC
15 66 (7.37%) Open Source
16 65 (7.26%) SDLC
17 58 (6.48%) Deployment Automation
17 58 (6.48%) E-Commerce
18 57 (6.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 314 (35.08%) JavaScript
2 297 (33.18%) Python
3 223 (24.92%) Java
4 127 (14.19%) Bash Shell
5 106 (11.84%) C#
6 99 (11.06%) SQL
7 88 (9.83%) ES6
8 77 (8.60%) TypeScript
9 76 (8.49%) Ruby
10 45 (5.03%) PowerShell
11 35 (3.91%) Shell Script
12 34 (3.80%) Groovy
13 28 (3.13%) JSX
14 20 (2.23%) Java 8
15 19 (2.12%) Go
16 12 (1.34%) PHP
17 11 (1.23%) Scala
18 10 (1.12%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.67%) Perl
19 6 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (8.04%) AWS Certification
2 69 (7.71%) Security Cleared
3 58 (6.48%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.13%) Degree
5 19 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.56%) CISSP
6 5 (0.56%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.45%) CISM
8 2 (0.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.22%) CCSA
8 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) CCNA
9 1 (0.11%) CIPD
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.13%) QA
2 23 (2.57%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.34%) SLA
4 11 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.67%) GCP
7 5 (0.56%) GDPR
8 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 281 (31.40%) Docker
2 19 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.56%) Apache Flume
4 12 (1.34%) HDFS
5 11 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.56%) Squid
8 3 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.34%) Varnish
9 2 (0.22%) etcd
10 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 253 (28.27%) Terraform
2 225 (25.14%) Ansible
3 159 (17.77%) Opscode Chef
4 158 (17.65%) Puppet
5 114 (12.74%) Kubernetes
6 74 (8.27%) Packer
7 34 (3.80%) Salt
8 25 (2.79%) Consul
9 24 (2.68%) Mesos
10 20 (2.23%) Grafana
10 20 (2.23%) Oozie
11 17 (1.90%) Kibana
12 16 (1.79%) Nagios
13 14 (1.56%) Sysdig
14 13 (1.45%) ZABBIX
15 12 (1.34%) Graphite
16 9 (1.01%) Rancher
17 8 (0.89%) logstash
18 7 (0.78%) Capistrano
18 7 (0.78%) rkt
Vendors
1 48 (5.36%) Microsoft
1 48 (5.36%) Red Hat
2 41 (4.58%) Atlassian
3 40 (4.47%) Splunk
4 32 (3.58%) Google
5 26 (2.91%) Oracle
6 19 (2.12%) VMware
7 17 (1.90%) MuleSoft
8 16 (1.79%) SaltStack
9 14 (1.56%) New Relic
10 12 (1.34%) IBM
10 12 (1.34%) Remedy
11 9 (1.01%) Cisco
12 8 (0.89%) Cloudera
12 8 (0.89%) EMC
12 8 (0.89%) Talend
13 7 (0.78%) AlienVault
13 7 (0.78%) Capita
13 7 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.78%) Symantec