Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 196 -
Rank change year-on-year +42 - -
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 25 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.086% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.90% 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 -
England median daily rate £525 £525 £450
% change year-on-year - +16.67% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £34.74 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -13.14% - -

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 862 1129 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.79% 19.36% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 683 673
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £246
90th Percentile £530 £538 £506
England median daily rate £463 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £17.56 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.08% -18.33% +8.86%
10th Percentile £20.85 £13.98 £12.48
90th Percentile £53.00 £23.70 £33.55
England median hourly rate £32.75 £28.00 £27.12
% change year-on-year +16.96% +3.24% -1.38%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +10 17 £450 - 1
Shropshire - 3 £401 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Staffordshire +9 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Amazon RDS
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon RDS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Amazon RDS.

1 23 (92.00%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (84.00%) Ansible
3 20 (80.00%) Linux
4 19 (76.00%) Configuration Management
4 19 (76.00%) DevOps
4 19 (76.00%) Jenkins
5 17 (68.00%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (68.00%) Terraform
6 15 (60.00%) Git (software)
6 15 (60.00%) Puppet
7 14 (56.00%) Bash Shell
7 14 (56.00%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (56.00%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (52.00%) HTTP
8 13 (52.00%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (52.00%) Kibana
8 13 (52.00%) Docker
8 13 (52.00%) logstash
8 13 (52.00%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (48.00%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (48.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (48.00%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (48.00%) Amazon S3
9 12 (48.00%) JIRA
10 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
10 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
10 11 (44.00%) Confluence
11 10 (40.00%) Load Balancing
11 10 (40.00%) DNS

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 13 (52.00%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (44.00%) Confluence
3 8 (32.00%) Apache
3 8 (32.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (16.00%) nginx
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (92.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (56.00%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (48.00%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (48.00%) Amazon S3
3 12 (48.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (32.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (24.00%) Route 53
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (16.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (16.00%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (16.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (8.00%) GitHub
8 2 (8.00%) SaaS
9 1 (4.00%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (4.00%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) HTTP
2 10 (40.00%) DNS
3 8 (32.00%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (32.00%) OpenVPN
3 8 (32.00%) SSH
4 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (8.00%) Firewall
6 2 (8.00%) ICMP
6 2 (8.00%) VPN
7 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (28.00%) MySQL
3 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (16.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (4.00%) Data Lake
7 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.00%) HDInsight
7 1 (4.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (76.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (48.00%) JIRA
4 8 (32.00%) Ant
4 8 (32.00%) Bitbucket
4 8 (32.00%) JUnit
4 8 (32.00%) Liquibase
4 8 (32.00%) Maven
4 8 (32.00%) SonarQube
4 8 (32.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (16.00%) Subversion
6 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (4.00%) Selenium
7 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (8.00%) Automotive
1 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) WebOps Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) DBA
4 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (32.00%) MCollective
2 8 (32.00%) REST
3 5 (20.00%) Sensu
4 4 (16.00%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (16.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) CESG
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) CentOS
3 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Configuration Management
1 19 (76.00%) DevOps
2 17 (68.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (40.00%) Load Balancing
5 9 (36.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (32.00%) Coaching
6 8 (32.00%) Scrum
6 8 (32.00%) Service Management
6 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (28.00%) Open Source
8 6 (24.00%) Web Operations
9 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 4 (16.00%) Migration
10 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
11 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
12 2 (8.00%) Build Automation
12 2 (8.00%) Process Architecture
13 1 (4.00%) Machine Learning
13 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Bash Shell
2 10 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (32.00%) Groovy
3 8 (32.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) Ruby
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) PHP
6 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.00%) Go
7 2 (8.00%) Perl
7 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CCA
2 1 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCSA
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Docker
2 12 (48.00%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (32.00%) Postfix
3 8 (32.00%) Squid
3 8 (32.00%) vCloud
4 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (84.00%) Ansible
2 17 (68.00%) Terraform
3 15 (60.00%) Puppet
4 13 (52.00%) Kibana
4 13 (52.00%) logstash
5 9 (36.00%) Kubernetes
5 9 (36.00%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (32.00%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (32.00%) Rancher
6 8 (32.00%) Rsyslog
6 8 (32.00%) Sysdig
6 8 (32.00%) ZABBIX
7 5 (20.00%) collectd
7 5 (20.00%) Salt
7 5 (20.00%) StatsD
8 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) Sonatype
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.00%) Rackspace
4 4 (16.00%) SaltStack
5 3 (12.00%) Atlassian
5 3 (12.00%) Google
5 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) Dell