Period
to 15 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Amazon SQS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon SQS over the 6 months to 15 July 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 Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 161 191
Rank change year-on-year +56 +30 -15
Contract jobs citing Amazon SQS 4 23 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.50% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.75% 1.65% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 6
Median daily rate £584 £469 £623
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.53% -24.70% +24.50%
10th Percentile £533 £375 £528
90th Percentile £621 £475 £638
England median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

Amazon SQS is in the Cloud Services 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 cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 534 1,390 1,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.70% 30.18% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 919 723
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £317 £306 £263
90th Percentile £602 £615 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 37 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +133.33% +15.38%
Median hourly rate £33.61 £23.98 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.17% +19.89% -2.44%

Amazon SQS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Amazon SQS in the West Midlands

Amazon SQS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Daily rate trend for Amazon SQS in the West Midlands

Amazon SQS
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 SQS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 July 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 +22 4 £584 +22.89%
Amazon SQS
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon SQS 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 SQS.

1 4 (100.00%) AWS
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon Aurora
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (75.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 3 (75.00%) Informatica
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Postfix
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (25.00%) jMock
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) PowerMock
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins

Amazon SQS
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:

Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) AWS
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon Aurora
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) DbUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) jMock
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Mockito
1 1 (25.00%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Cloud Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Informatica Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (25.00%) PowerMock
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Spring Cloud
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Data Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Postfix
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Informatica
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle