Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 728 856
Rank change year-on-year +313 +128 -
Contract jobs citing Serverless 549 134 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.14% 0.024%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.15% 1.12% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 99 19
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £408 £420 £381
90th Percentile £625 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £400
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 17,449 12,009 7,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.40% 12.43% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,111 8,257 5,064
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 168 120
UK median hourly rate £18.81 £18.55 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.44% -15.01% -3.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.75 £56.87 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £23.75
% change year-on-year +2.58% -28.17% +18.75%

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 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily 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 16 January 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 +295 506 £513 +2.50% 156
London +175 339 £525 +5.00% 86
UK excluding London +165 206 £500 - 70
South East +40 81 £497 +5.98% 11
North of England +64 37 £425 -29.17% 26
Wales +30 36 £525 +50.00%
North West +36 30 £425 -29.17% 17
South West +32 29 £475 -5.00% 9
Midlands - 14 £550 - 12
East Midlands - 7 £525 - 4
East of England -8 6 £550 - 12
North East - 4 £475 -
Scotland - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 9
West Midlands - 3 £413 - 8

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Serverless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Serverless.

1 430 (78.32%) Amazon AWS
2 354 (64.48%) AWS Lambda
3 316 (57.56%) Agile Software Development
4 248 (45.17%) Node.js
5 237 (43.17%) DevOps
6 236 (42.99%) Python
7 216 (39.34%) Java
8 194 (35.34%) Docker
9 184 (33.52%) JavaScript
10 183 (33.33%) Git (software)
11 177 (32.24%) Amazon EC2
12 170 (30.97%) Jenkins
13 163 (29.69%) Amazon S3
14 152 (27.69%) Web Services
15 151 (27.50%) TDD
16 147 (26.78%) Linux
17 124 (22.59%) Terraform
18 121 (22.04%) HTML
19 111 (20.22%) AWS CloudFormation
20 110 (20.04%) CSS
21 103 (18.76%) Microservices
22 102 (18.58%) Ansible
23 97 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
23 97 (17.67%) Configuration Management
24 96 (17.49%) Scrum
24 96 (17.49%) Continuous Delivery
25 90 (16.39%) SQL
25 90 (16.39%) RESTful
26 87 (15.85%) Amazon RDS
27 85 (15.48%) React

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 46 (8.38%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (7.29%) Confluence
3 30 (5.46%) Apache
4 21 (3.83%) Tomcat
5 19 (3.46%) nginx
6 18 (3.28%) Apache Spark
7 15 (2.73%) Apache Solr
8 8 (1.46%) JBoss
8 8 (1.46%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.91%) Jetty
11 4 (0.73%) CMS
11 4 (0.73%) Drupal
11 4 (0.73%) Mule
12 3 (0.55%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.55%) IIS
12 3 (0.55%) Mongrel
12 3 (0.55%) Mule ESB
12 3 (0.55%) SAS
12 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) HipChat
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 430 (78.32%) Amazon AWS
2 354 (64.48%) AWS Lambda
3 177 (32.24%) Amazon EC2
4 163 (29.69%) Amazon S3
5 111 (20.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 78 (14.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 70 (12.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 64 (11.66%) Microsoft Azure
9 56 (10.20%) GitHub
10 51 (9.29%) Route 53
11 49 (8.93%) PaaS
12 46 (8.38%) CloudFront
13 42 (7.65%) Amazon SQS
14 29 (5.28%) Amazon Kinesis
15 27 (4.92%) SaaS
16 24 (4.37%) Amazon ELB
17 19 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
18 18 (3.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 17 (3.10%) npm
20 13 (2.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.64%) SSH
2 8 (1.46%) DNS
2 8 (1.46%) HTTP
2 8 (1.46%) Internet
2 8 (1.46%) SMS
3 7 (1.28%) SSL
4 6 (1.09%) DHCP
4 6 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
4 6 (1.09%) SAN
4 6 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.73%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.73%) FTP
5 4 (0.73%) IPsec
5 4 (0.73%) VPN
6 3 (0.55%) SMTP
7 2 (0.36%) ATM
7 2 (0.36%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.36%) Network Security
7 2 (0.36%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.36%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (15.85%) Amazon RDS
2 72 (13.11%) NoSQL
3 69 (12.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 33 (6.01%) MySQL
5 32 (5.83%) Redis
6 30 (5.46%) MongoDB
7 27 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (4.55%) Hadoop
9 24 (4.37%) Amazon Redshift
9 24 (4.37%) Big Data
10 17 (3.10%) Neo4j
11 15 (2.73%) SQL Server
12 12 (2.19%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.82%) Cosmos DB
13 10 (1.82%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.46%) Data Lake
15 7 (1.28%) Apache Hive
15 7 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (1.09%) Presto
17 5 (0.91%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 183 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 170 (30.97%) Jenkins
3 70 (12.75%) JIRA
4 46 (8.38%) Maven
5 42 (7.65%) Babel
6 38 (6.92%) webpack
7 37 (6.74%) Mocha
8 35 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 33 (6.01%) Artifactory
10 27 (4.92%) Cucumber
11 22 (4.01%) Sinon.JS
12 21 (3.83%) Gerrit
12 21 (3.83%) Grunt
13 20 (3.64%) Bitbucket
14 15 (2.73%) Selenium
15 11 (2.00%) Gradle
16 10 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
17 9 (1.64%) JUnit
17 9 (1.64%) Mercurial
17 9 (1.64%) Vagrant
General
1 59 (10.75%) Finance
2 26 (4.74%) Banking
3 13 (2.37%) Marketing
4 12 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.09%) Games
5 6 (1.09%) Publishing
5 6 (1.09%) Retail
6 5 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.73%) International Banking
7 4 (0.73%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.55%) Electronics
8 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 2 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 278 (50.64%) Developer
2 145 (26.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 106 (19.31%) AWS Engineer
4 81 (14.75%) AWS DevOps
5 78 (14.21%) Java Developer
6 71 (12.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 60 (10.93%) AWS Developer
8 45 (8.20%) Node.js Developer
9 43 (7.83%) Architect
10 34 (6.19%) Full Stack Developer
11 32 (5.83%) Senior Developer
12 31 (5.65%) .NET Developer
12 31 (5.65%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (3.10%) Software Engineer
14 15 (2.73%) Python Developer
14 15 (2.73%) SQL Developer
15 14 (2.55%) Azure Architect
15 14 (2.55%) Consultant
16 13 (2.37%) DevOps Developer
16 13 (2.37%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (45.17%) Node.js
2 152 (27.69%) Web Services
3 121 (22.04%) HTML
4 110 (20.04%) CSS
5 90 (16.39%) RESTful
6 85 (15.48%) React
7 65 (11.84%) .NET
8 59 (10.75%) HTML5
9 55 (10.02%) JSON
10 45 (8.20%) REST
11 43 (7.83%) AngularJS
12 41 (7.47%) CSS3
13 37 (6.74%) Dropwizard
14 35 (6.38%) Chai
15 33 (6.01%) Express
15 33 (6.01%) OpenID
16 32 (5.83%) OAuth2
16 32 (5.83%) Redux
17 31 (5.65%) ASP.NET Web API
17 31 (5.65%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (5.65%) User Experience
3 27 (4.92%) Linux Command Line
4 19 (3.46%) Fintech
5 15 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.19%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.00%) Digital Media
7 11 (2.00%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
9 8 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.91%) Social Media
12 4 (0.73%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.73%) PKI
13 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.36%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.36%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.36%) MPEG
14 2 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 147 (26.78%) Linux
2 37 (6.74%) Unix
3 20 (3.64%) CentOS
4 18 (3.28%) Windows
5 17 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.64%) CoreOS
7 7 (1.28%) Android
8 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.36%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.18%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (57.56%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (43.17%) DevOps
3 151 (27.50%) TDD
4 103 (18.76%) Microservices
5 97 (17.67%) Configuration Management
5 97 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
6 96 (17.49%) Continuous Delivery
6 96 (17.49%) Scrum
7 77 (14.03%) Open Source
8 65 (11.84%) BDD
9 62 (11.29%) Test Automation
10 60 (10.93%) Software Engineering
11 35 (6.38%) CQRS
12 34 (6.19%) MVC
13 32 (5.83%) Web Development
14 31 (5.65%) Unit Testing
15 30 (5.46%) API Development
16 28 (5.10%) Analytics
16 28 (5.10%) Kanban
17 26 (4.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 236 (42.99%) Python
2 216 (39.34%) Java
3 184 (33.52%) JavaScript
4 90 (16.39%) SQL
5 70 (12.75%) Ruby
6 55 (10.02%) ES6
7 53 (9.65%) C#
8 50 (9.11%) Bash Shell
9 42 (7.65%) TypeScript
10 26 (4.74%) Scala
11 21 (3.83%) Go
12 19 (3.46%) PHP
12 19 (3.46%) Shell Script
13 17 (3.10%) Groovy
14 14 (2.55%) ES7
15 8 (1.46%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.28%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.91%) CoffeeScript
17 5 (0.91%) Perl
17 5 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.01%) AWS Certification
4 15 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (2.73%) Degree
5 10 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) ISEB
6 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.18%) MCSA
6 1 (0.18%) MCSE
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.10%) QA
2 13 (2.37%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.91%) GDPR
4 2 (0.36%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 194 (35.34%) Docker
2 9 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.46%) HDFS
4 5 (0.91%) Squid
4 5 (0.91%) Xen
5 4 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.55%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.55%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.18%) BIND 9
7 1 (0.18%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 124 (22.59%) Terraform
2 102 (18.58%) Ansible
3 78 (14.21%) Puppet
4 58 (10.56%) Kubernetes
5 49 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (4.19%) Kibana
7 20 (3.64%) Mesos
8 18 (3.28%) Nagios
8 18 (3.28%) Packer
9 15 (2.73%) ZABBIX
10 11 (2.00%) Consul
11 8 (1.46%) Prometheus
12 7 (1.28%) logstash
13 5 (0.91%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 5 (0.91%) Grafana
13 5 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.91%) rkt
13 5 (0.91%) Sysdig
14 3 (0.55%) Rancher
14 3 (0.55%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 34 (6.19%) Splunk
2 32 (5.83%) Google
3 27 (4.92%) New Relic
4 25 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 23 (4.19%) Microsoft
6 16 (2.91%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.00%) Oracle
8 10 (1.82%) VMware
9 7 (1.28%) Adobe
10 6 (1.09%) Cloudera
11 5 (0.91%) ForgeRock
11 5 (0.91%) Rackspace
11 5 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.91%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.73%) Capita
12 4 (0.73%) Facebook
12 4 (0.73%) Hortonworks
12 4 (0.73%) IBM
12 4 (0.73%) NetApp
12 4 (0.73%) SAP