Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 11 December 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 Web Services (AWS)
London > Central London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 10 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 +9
Contract jobs citing AWS 813 1,116 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.47% 11.93% 8.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.37% 40.98% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 920 586
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £675 £669
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 £35.00 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.57% +42.94% -
10th Percentile £26.70 £35.00 £23.11
90th Percentile £97.10 £35.00 £25.86
London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% -

AWS 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 Central London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,436 2,723 1,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 34.35% 29.12% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,876 2,176 1,345
Central London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £310
90th Percentile £660 £650 £638
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 31
Central London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.03% -1.26% -42.86%
10th Percentile £17.73 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £28.25 £31.00
London median hourly rate £22.72 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +19.55% -11.63% -14.00%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in Central London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in Central London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the Central London region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
City of London -2 620 £550 - 455
Southwark -1 24 £525 -8.70%
City of Westminster -7 22 £625 +13.64%
West End of London -14 11 £550 -2.22%
Camden 0 1 £550 -8.33%
Kensington and Chelsea -2 1 £300 -45.45%
AWS
London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing AWS 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 Central London region with a requirement for AWS.

1 313 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (37.02%) DevOps
3 270 (33.21%) Python
4 256 (31.49%) Azure
5 232 (28.54%) Docker
5 232 (28.54%) Kubernetes
6 212 (26.08%) Java
7 207 (25.46%) Microservices
8 182 (22.39%) GCP
9 159 (19.56%) JavaScript
10 155 (19.07%) Finance
11 149 (18.33%) SQL
12 147 (18.08%) Terraform
13 140 (17.22%) TDD
14 138 (16.97%) Linux
15 122 (15.01%) Node.js
16 112 (13.78%) Serverless
17 109 (13.41%) Scrum
18 106 (13.04%) Jenkins
19 105 (12.92%) Google
20 99 (12.18%) Ansible
21 97 (11.93%) AWS Lambda
22 94 (11.56%) Web Services
23 90 (11.07%) React
24 82 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
25 79 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
25 79 (9.72%) Git (software)
26 78 (9.59%) Test Automation
26 78 (9.59%) Kafka
26 78 (9.59%) CSS

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 73 (8.98%) Apache Spark
2 40 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (4.67%) Confluence
4 20 (2.46%) Apache
5 14 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.60%) JBoss
7 10 (1.23%) Jupyter
7 10 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
8 9 (1.11%) Jetty
8 9 (1.11%) nginx
9 8 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.86%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.74%) SAS
11 6 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.37%) CMS
13 3 (0.37%) IIS
14 2 (0.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.37%) InDesign
3 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.25%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.12%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 256 (31.49%) Azure
2 182 (22.39%) GCP
3 112 (13.78%) Serverless
4 97 (11.93%) AWS Lambda
5 73 (8.98%) Amazon S3
6 56 (6.89%) Amazon EC2
7 47 (5.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 39 (4.80%) GitHub
9 29 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
9 29 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (2.95%) Office 365
12 22 (2.71%) SaaS
13 21 (2.58%) Amazon EMR
14 20 (2.46%) Amazon ECS
15 18 (2.21%) Amazon Kinesis
15 18 (2.21%) PaaS
16 17 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (2.09%) Route 53
17 16 (1.97%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.57%) Firewall
2 26 (3.20%) VPN
3 15 (1.85%) DNS
3 15 (1.85%) Internet
4 13 (1.60%) LAN
4 13 (1.60%) WAN
5 12 (1.48%) Network Security
6 10 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.74%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.62%) HTTP
9 4 (0.49%) MPLS
9 4 (0.49%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.49%) VLAN
10 3 (0.37%) DHCP
10 3 (0.37%) FTP
10 3 (0.37%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.37%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.37%) SAN
10 3 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
2 70 (8.61%) Big Data
2 70 (8.61%) NoSQL
3 64 (7.87%) MongoDB
4 59 (7.26%) Hadoop
5 55 (6.77%) MySQL
6 46 (5.66%) SQL Server
7 39 (4.80%) Amazon Redshift
8 36 (4.43%) Relational Database
9 34 (4.18%) Amazon RDS
9 34 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (3.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 23 (2.83%) Apache Hive
12 20 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (2.46%) BigQuery
12 20 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (2.21%) Amazon Athena
13 18 (2.21%) Data Lake
13 18 (2.21%) Redis
14 14 (1.72%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 106 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 79 (9.72%) Git (software)
3 62 (7.63%) JIRA
4 29 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 29 (3.57%) CircleCI
5 25 (3.08%) webpack
6 17 (2.09%) Selenium
7 15 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (1.72%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.72%) Travis CI
9 13 (1.60%) Cucumber
10 11 (1.35%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.35%) Maven
11 10 (1.23%) Babel
12 9 (1.11%) GitLab
12 9 (1.11%) gulp
12 9 (1.11%) Mocha
12 9 (1.11%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.98%) Grunt
14 7 (0.86%) IntelliJ
General
1 155 (19.07%) Finance
2 57 (7.01%) Banking
3 23 (2.83%) Public Sector
4 18 (2.21%) Retail
5 17 (2.09%) Marketing
6 15 (1.85%) Front Office
7 14 (1.72%) Law
8 10 (1.23%) Publishing
9 9 (1.11%) Advertising
10 7 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.62%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.49%) Electronics
12 4 (0.49%) Legal
13 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.25%) Billing
14 2 (0.25%) Games
15 1 (0.12%) Local Government
15 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 289 (35.55%) Developer
2 120 (14.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 90 (11.07%) Architect
4 74 (9.10%) AWS Engineer
5 70 (8.61%) Java Developer
6 61 (7.50%) Data Engineer
7 52 (6.40%) AWS DevOps
7 52 (6.40%) Senior Developer
8 49 (6.03%) AWS Developer
9 48 (5.90%) Python Developer
10 41 (5.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 39 (4.80%) Full Stack Developer
12 37 (4.55%) React Developer
13 33 (4.06%) Python Engineer
14 30 (3.69%) Node.js Developer
15 27 (3.32%) AWS Architect
16 26 (3.20%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 25 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
18 24 (2.95%) .NET Developer
19 23 (2.83%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (15.01%) Node.js
2 94 (11.56%) Web Services
3 90 (11.07%) React
4 78 (9.59%) CSS
4 78 (9.59%) Kafka
5 71 (8.73%) Spring
6 65 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 63 (7.75%) REST
8 62 (7.63%) HTML
9 60 (7.38%) .NET
10 57 (7.01%) Spring Boot
11 52 (6.40%) RESTful
12 38 (4.67%) Redux
13 29 (3.57%) JSON
14 28 (3.44%) GraphQL
15 27 (3.32%) Vue.js
16 22 (2.71%) Jest
17 17 (2.09%) HTML5
17 17 (2.09%) Lambda Expressions
17 17 (2.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.36%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (4.92%) Public Cloud
3 36 (4.43%) Algorithms
4 34 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.44%) Data Structures
6 27 (3.32%) Cloud Native
7 24 (2.95%) Data Centre
8 23 (2.83%) User Experience
9 18 (2.21%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.11%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.98%) PKI
14 7 (0.86%) Derivative
14 7 (0.86%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (0.62%) Replication
16 4 (0.49%) Fibre Optics
16 4 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 138 (16.97%) Linux
2 47 (5.78%) Windows
3 32 (3.94%) Unix
4 16 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.86%) Android
8 6 (0.74%) Debian
8 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.62%) CentOS
9 5 (0.62%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.25%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.25%) VMS
12 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (37.02%) DevOps
3 207 (25.46%) Microservices
4 140 (17.22%) TDD
5 109 (13.41%) Scrum
6 82 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
7 78 (9.59%) Test Automation
8 77 (9.47%) Software Engineering
9 70 (8.61%) Migration
10 64 (7.87%) Open Source
11 57 (7.01%) ETL
12 56 (6.89%) Analytics
13 55 (6.77%) BDD
13 55 (6.77%) Infrastructure as Code
14 47 (5.78%) Fintech
15 45 (5.54%) Data Science
15 45 (5.54%) E-Commerce
15 45 (5.54%) Machine Learning
16 43 (5.29%) Continuous Delivery
16 43 (5.29%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 270 (33.21%) Python
2 212 (26.08%) Java
3 159 (19.56%) JavaScript
4 149 (18.33%) SQL
5 72 (8.86%) Ruby
6 63 (7.75%) Scala
7 56 (6.89%) C#
8 52 (6.40%) Go
9 43 (5.29%) Bash Shell
10 38 (4.67%) TypeScript
11 36 (4.43%) ES6
12 30 (3.69%) PowerShell
13 29 (3.57%) Java 8
14 23 (2.83%) Perl
15 16 (1.97%) PHP
16 15 (1.85%) C++
17 13 (1.60%) R
18 12 (1.48%) PL/SQL
19 11 (1.35%) Apex Code
20 10 (1.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 59 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.69%) Degree
4 22 (2.71%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.11%) RHCE
7 8 (0.98%) CISSP
8 6 (0.74%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.62%) PhD
10 4 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.49%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.37%) CCIE
11 3 (0.37%) OSCP
12 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.25%) ISEB
12 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.25%) MCP
12 2 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.20%) QA
2 11 (1.35%) GDPR
3 8 (0.98%) NIST
4 5 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.37%) NCSC
6 3 (0.37%) SLA
7 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 232 (28.54%) Docker
2 24 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.62%) HDFS
5 4 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.37%) XenApp
7 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.25%) Varnish
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.25%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Firmware
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 232 (28.54%) Kubernetes
2 147 (18.08%) Terraform
3 99 (12.18%) Ansible
4 59 (7.26%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (6.15%) Puppet
6 14 (1.72%) Prometheus
7 12 (1.48%) Packer
8 10 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (1.23%) SCCM
9 9 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (1.11%) Suricata
10 8 (0.98%) Grafana
11 7 (0.86%) Cobbler
11 7 (0.86%) Kibana
11 7 (0.86%) Salt
12 6 (0.74%) Istio
12 6 (0.74%) Rancher
13 5 (0.62%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.49%) Graphite
14 4 (0.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 105 (12.92%) Google
2 54 (6.64%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.69%) Oracle
4 25 (3.08%) Splunk
5 21 (2.58%) Red Hat
6 19 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (2.34%) VMware
7 16 (1.97%) Cisco
7 16 (1.97%) New Relic
8 11 (1.35%) Qualys
8 11 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.23%) Tableau
10 9 (1.11%) Citrix
10 9 (1.11%) Cloudera
11 8 (0.98%) Adobe
11 8 (0.98%) MuleSoft
11 8 (0.98%) Palo Alto
11 8 (0.98%) SaltStack
12 7 (0.86%) SAP
12 7 (0.86%) Sybase