Period
to 12 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Amazon RDS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon RDS over the 6 months to 12 November 2019 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.

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 194 163
Rank change year-on-year +83 -31 +47
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 59 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.51% 0.28% 0.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.30% 1.48% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 6 13
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £384 £328
90th Percentile £519 £506 £540
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £45.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 - £34.74

Amazon RDS is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 808 949 859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.67% 18.70% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 595 544
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £295 £294 £263
90th Percentile £550 £548 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 24
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £31.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -31.05% +79.75%
10th Percentile £11.93 £13.32 £20.90
90th Percentile £35.00 £61.38 £52.63
England median hourly rate £32.00 £32.99 £31.00
% change year-on-year -2.99% +6.41% +10.71%

Amazon RDS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Amazon RDS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon RDS in the West Midlands

Amazon RDS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon RDS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon RDS in the West Midlands

Amazon RDS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon RDS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the West Midlands

Amazon RDS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon RDS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 November 2019. 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
Birmingham +44 49 £475 +11.76% 3
Coventry +14 4 £313 -13.79% 1
Solihull +3 1 - - 2
Amazon RDS
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon RDS 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Amazon RDS.

1 58 (98.31%) AWS
2 56 (94.92%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (66.10%) Jenkins
3 39 (66.10%) Security Cleared
4 37 (62.71%) SC Cleared
5 35 (59.32%) Web Services
6 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (54.24%) TDD
7 32 (54.24%) ActiveMQ
7 32 (54.24%) Scrum
7 32 (54.24%) Spring
7 32 (54.24%) Maven
7 32 (54.24%) jMock
7 32 (54.24%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (54.24%) JUnit
7 32 (54.24%) SOAP
7 32 (54.24%) Java
7 32 (54.24%) Amazon SQS
7 32 (54.24%) PowerMock
7 32 (54.24%) Git (software)
7 32 (54.24%) DbUnit
7 32 (54.24%) Mockito
7 32 (54.24%) SonarQube
8 31 (52.54%) BDD
8 31 (52.54%) Postfix
8 31 (52.54%) RESTful
8 31 (52.54%) Migration
9 30 (50.85%) Kanban
10 28 (47.46%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (45.76%) Microservices

Amazon RDS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (11.86%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 58 (98.31%) AWS
2 56 (94.92%) Amazon EC2
3 32 (54.24%) Amazon SQS
4 26 (44.07%) Amazon S3
5 22 (37.29%) Route 53
6 17 (28.81%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (13.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (13.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (11.86%) CloudFront
9 2 (3.39%) Azure
10 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.69%) IaaS
10 1 (1.69%) Office 365
10 1 (1.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) Firewall
2 7 (11.86%) DNS
2 7 (11.86%) Internet
2 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (47.46%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (11.86%) MySQL
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 39 (66.10%) Jenkins
2 32 (54.24%) DbUnit
2 32 (54.24%) Git (software)
2 32 (54.24%) jMock
2 32 (54.24%) JUnit
2 32 (54.24%) Maven
2 32 (54.24%) Mockito
2 32 (54.24%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (27.12%) Public Sector
2 9 (15.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (54.24%) Developer
1 32 (54.24%) Java Developer
2 16 (27.12%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 14 (23.73%) AWS DevOps
3 14 (23.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (16.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (3.39%) Architect
8 2 (3.39%) AWS Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) DevOps Consultant
9 1 (1.69%) Database Architect
9 1 (1.69%) DBA
9 1 (1.69%) Lead Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Consultant
9 1 (1.69%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (59.32%) Web Services
2 32 (54.24%) ActiveMQ
2 32 (54.24%) PowerMock
2 32 (54.24%) SOAP
2 32 (54.24%) Spring
3 31 (52.54%) RESTful
4 25 (42.37%) Spring Cloud
5 20 (33.90%) AngularJS
5 20 (33.90%) Hibernate
5 20 (33.90%) JPA
6 14 (23.73%) REST
7 7 (11.86%) LAMP
7 7 (11.86%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (11.86%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (8.47%) J2EE
8 5 (8.47%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) NHS
2 7 (11.86%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Linux
2 23 (38.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (11.86%) CentOS
3 7 (11.86%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.39%) Windows
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (54.24%) Continuous Integration
2 32 (54.24%) Scrum
2 32 (54.24%) TDD
3 31 (52.54%) BDD
3 31 (52.54%) Migration
4 30 (50.85%) Kanban
5 27 (45.76%) Microservices
6 26 (44.07%) Open Source
7 23 (38.98%) Configuration Management
7 23 (38.98%) DevOps
8 20 (33.90%) BPMN
9 7 (11.86%) Load Balancing
9 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
10 6 (10.17%) Biometrics
11 5 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (6.78%) BCP
12 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (6.78%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) Java
2 16 (27.12%) SQL
3 7 (11.86%) Bash Shell
3 7 (11.86%) PHP
3 7 (11.86%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (66.10%) Security Cleared
2 37 (62.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.86%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.69%) MCP
4 1 (1.69%) MCSA
4 1 (1.69%) MCSE
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 31 (52.54%) Postfix
2 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) vSphere
3 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) Puppet
1 16 (27.12%) Terraform
2 7 (11.86%) Ansible
2 7 (11.86%) HAProxy
3 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Nimble Storage
1 4 (6.78%) Veeam
1 4 (6.78%) VMware
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix
3 1 (1.69%) Isilon
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) QNAP