Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 181 162
Rank change year-on-year +83 -19 +23
Contract jobs citing Amazon RDS 41 21 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.46% 2.16% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 16
Median daily rate £475 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £370 £407 £400
90th Percentile £566 £488 £607
England median daily rate £550 £500 £538
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.10% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year -19.54% - -

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 635 970 895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.16% 19.40% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 607 584
Median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +42.86% +85.29%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +18.18%

Amazon RDS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Amazon RDS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Amazon RDS in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Amazon RDS in the West Midlands

Amazon RDS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Amazon RDS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Amazon RDS in the West Midlands

Amazon RDS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Amazon RDS in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 8 April 2020. 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 +36 37 £488 +8.33% 5
Coventry +23 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Amazon RDS
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 40 (97.56%) AWS
2 37 (90.24%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (85.37%) Jenkins
3 35 (85.37%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (85.37%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (85.37%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (82.93%) Spring
4 34 (82.93%) Maven
4 34 (82.93%) TDD
4 34 (82.93%) ActiveMQ
4 34 (82.93%) Scrum
4 34 (82.93%) Java
4 34 (82.93%) JUnit
4 34 (82.93%) SOAP
4 34 (82.93%) Web Services
4 34 (82.93%) Microservices
4 34 (82.93%) SonarQube
4 34 (82.93%) Amazon SQS
4 34 (82.93%) DbUnit
4 34 (82.93%) Mockito
4 34 (82.93%) PowerMock
4 34 (82.93%) Open Source
4 34 (82.93%) Git (software)
4 34 (82.93%) jMock
5 33 (80.49%) Postfix
5 33 (80.49%) RESTful
5 33 (80.49%) BDD
6 28 (68.29%) Spring Cloud
7 27 (65.85%) Kanban
8 25 (60.98%) Security Cleared

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 1 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) Confluence
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 40 (97.56%) AWS
2 37 (90.24%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (82.93%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (9.76%) Amazon S3
5 2 (4.88%) Azure
5 2 (4.88%) Route 53
5 2 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.44%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.44%) CloudFront
6 1 (2.44%) IaaS
6 1 (2.44%) Office 365
6 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) DMZ
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (85.37%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 35 (85.37%) Jenkins
2 34 (82.93%) DbUnit
2 34 (82.93%) Git (software)
2 34 (82.93%) jMock
2 34 (82.93%) JUnit
2 34 (82.93%) Maven
2 34 (82.93%) Mockito
2 34 (82.93%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (53.66%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Police
Job Titles
1 34 (82.93%) Developer
1 34 (82.93%) Java Developer
2 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 1 (2.44%) Architect
3 1 (2.44%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (2.44%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (2.44%) Database Architect
3 1 (2.44%) DBA
3 1 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Tester
3 1 (2.44%) OAT Tester
3 1 (2.44%) SQL DBA
3 1 (2.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (82.93%) ActiveMQ
1 34 (82.93%) PowerMock
1 34 (82.93%) SOAP
1 34 (82.93%) Spring
1 34 (82.93%) Web Services
2 33 (80.49%) RESTful
3 28 (68.29%) Spring Cloud
4 25 (60.98%) Hibernate
4 25 (60.98%) JPA
5 23 (56.10%) AngularJS
6 20 (48.78%) REST
7 2 (4.88%) J2EE
7 2 (4.88%) Java EE
8 1 (2.44%) LAMP
8 1 (2.44%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) NHS
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) CentOS
2 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) VMS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (85.37%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (85.37%) Continuous Integration
2 34 (82.93%) Microservices
2 34 (82.93%) Open Source
2 34 (82.93%) Scrum
2 34 (82.93%) TDD
3 33 (80.49%) BDD
4 27 (65.85%) Kanban
5 23 (56.10%) BPMN
6 22 (53.66%) Migration
7 17 (41.46%) Biometrics
8 3 (7.32%) DevOps
9 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.88%) High Availability
9 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
10 1 (2.44%) Decision-Making
10 1 (2.44%) Defect Management
10 1 (2.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.44%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (2.44%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (82.93%) Java
2 22 (53.66%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) Security Cleared
2 23 (56.10%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
4 1 (2.44%) MCSE
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 33 (80.49%) Postfix
2 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.44%) XenApp
4 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Terraform
2 1 (2.44%) Ansible
2 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Grafana
2 1 (2.44%) HAProxy
2 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) VMware
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) Dell
3 1 (2.44%) Isilon
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (2.44%) QNAP
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.44%) Veeam