Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 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 Web Services (AWS)
London > Central London
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 +14
Contract jobs citing AWS 546 1,168 924
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 10.45% 13.07% 10.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.93% 40.01% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 944 756
Median daily rate £546 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £413 £450 £425
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
London median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £49.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +5.53% -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -32.69% +34.19% -3.13%

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 1,710 2,919 2,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 32.73% 32.66% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,281 2,253 1,803
Median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £313
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 21
Median hourly rate £26.44 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.16% -5.00% -5.46%
10th Percentile £18.54 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.74 £35.00 £48.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.17 £26.78
% change year-on-year +44.82% -9.74% +25.54%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in Central London.

Daily rate trend for AWS in Central London

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in Central London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in Central London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in Central London

AWS
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS in Central London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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 4 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
City of London -3 392 £550 - 287
City of Westminster -4 27 £625 +13.64% 2
Southwark -2 7 £500 -9.09%
West End of London -11 7 £488 -11.36% 2
Camden +8 2 £430 -
AWS
London

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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.

1 204 (37.36%) Azure
2 193 (35.35%) Python
3 186 (34.07%) DevOps
4 158 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (28.02%) Kubernetes
6 152 (27.84%) Docker
7 135 (24.73%) GCP
7 135 (24.73%) Java
8 106 (19.41%) Terraform
9 104 (19.05%) Finance
10 102 (18.68%) SQL
11 94 (17.22%) JavaScript
12 91 (16.67%) Linux
13 87 (15.93%) Microservices
14 75 (13.74%) Google
15 67 (12.27%) Jenkins
16 66 (12.09%) Serverless
17 64 (11.72%) Ansible
18 62 (11.36%) React
18 62 (11.36%) TDD
19 60 (10.99%) Node.js
20 58 (10.62%) Test Automation
21 54 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
22 50 (9.16%) Web Services
22 50 (9.16%) Microsoft
22 50 (9.16%) AWS Lambda
23 49 (8.97%) CSS
24 48 (8.79%) Ruby
25 47 (8.61%) PostgreSQL
26 46 (8.42%) Migration

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 39 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 25 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (2.75%) Confluence
4 10 (1.83%) Apache
5 9 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.28%) nginx
6 7 (1.28%) SAS
7 6 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.73%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.73%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.73%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.55%) CMS
10 3 (0.55%) JBoss
10 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Fuse
11 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.55%) InDesign
3 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.37%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.55%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 204 (37.36%) Azure
2 135 (24.73%) GCP
3 66 (12.09%) Serverless
4 50 (9.16%) AWS Lambda
5 46 (8.42%) Amazon S3
6 35 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (6.41%) GitHub
7 28 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 26 (4.76%) OpenShift
8 26 (4.76%) SaaS
9 24 (4.40%) Amazon EKS
10 17 (3.11%) Heroku
11 16 (2.93%) Route 53
12 14 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (2.38%) PaaS
14 12 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
15 10 (1.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.75%) Firewall
1 15 (2.75%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.20%) DNS
2 12 (2.20%) VPN
2 12 (2.20%) WAN
3 11 (2.01%) LAN
4 8 (1.47%) Network Security
4 8 (1.47%) SSL
5 7 (1.28%) HTTP
6 6 (1.10%) Internet
7 5 (0.92%) DHCP
8 4 (0.73%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.73%) MPLS
8 4 (0.73%) VLAN
9 3 (0.55%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.55%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.55%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.37%) OpenVPN
10 2 (0.37%) SAN
10 2 (0.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.61%) PostgreSQL
2 44 (8.06%) Big Data
3 43 (7.88%) NoSQL
4 28 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 28 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 26 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 26 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (4.58%) MySQL
7 22 (4.03%) Hadoop
8 19 (3.48%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.30%) Amazon Athena
9 18 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 18 (3.30%) Amazon Redshift
10 13 (2.38%) Data Lake
11 11 (2.01%) BigQuery
11 11 (2.01%) Redis
12 10 (1.83%) Amazon Aurora
12 10 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.47%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 67 (12.27%) Jenkins
2 38 (6.96%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.58%) JIRA
4 20 (3.66%) Maven
4 20 (3.66%) webpack
5 13 (2.38%) CircleCI
6 10 (1.83%) JUnit
6 10 (1.83%) Selenium
6 10 (1.83%) SonarQube
7 9 (1.65%) GitLab
7 9 (1.65%) Travis CI
8 8 (1.47%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.47%) Gradle
9 7 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.10%) Postman
10 6 (1.10%) RSpec
11 5 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 104 (19.05%) Finance
2 27 (4.95%) Public Sector
3 22 (4.03%) Banking
4 21 (3.85%) Marketing
5 12 (2.20%) Front Office
6 11 (2.01%) Advertising
6 11 (2.01%) Retail
7 8 (1.47%) Publishing
8 6 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.73%) Electronics
9 4 (0.73%) Law
9 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.37%) Back Office
11 2 (0.37%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 173 (31.68%) Developer
2 82 (15.02%) Architect
3 71 (13.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 56 (10.26%) AWS Engineer
5 53 (9.71%) Java Developer
6 36 (6.59%) Senior Developer
7 35 (6.41%) AWS Developer
7 35 (6.41%) Cloud Engineer
8 34 (6.23%) Data Engineer
9 33 (6.04%) AWS DevOps
10 29 (5.31%) Python Developer
11 26 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
12 25 (4.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 22 (4.03%) Node.js Developer
13 22 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
14 20 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
15 18 (3.30%) AWS Architect
15 18 (3.30%) Python Engineer
16 15 (2.75%) Digital Developer
16 15 (2.75%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.36%) React
2 60 (10.99%) Node.js
3 50 (9.16%) Web Services
4 49 (8.97%) CSS
5 43 (7.88%) REST
6 42 (7.69%) Spring
7 35 (6.41%) .NET
8 33 (6.04%) HTML
9 32 (5.86%) Kafka
9 32 (5.86%) Spring Boot
10 31 (5.68%) AngularJS
10 31 (5.68%) Redux
11 24 (4.40%) GraphQL
12 20 (3.66%) Jest
12 20 (3.66%) RESTful
13 15 (2.75%) Vue.js
14 14 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (2.38%) Pandas
15 13 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
16 12 (2.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (6.04%) Algorithms
4 27 (4.95%) Cloud Native
5 23 (4.21%) Data Structures
5 23 (4.21%) User Experience
6 18 (3.30%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.75%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (2.20%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.83%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.65%) Marketing Technology
13 7 (1.28%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.28%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.92%) Credit Risk
15 4 (0.73%) Fibre Optics
15 4 (0.73%) Fixed Income
15 4 (0.73%) Private Cloud
16 3 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 91 (16.67%) Linux
2 30 (5.49%) Windows
3 26 (4.76%) Unix
4 11 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.73%) CentOS
8 3 (0.55%) Android
8 3 (0.55%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.55%) Solaris
8 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.37%) Debian
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.18%) SUSE
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (34.07%) DevOps
2 158 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (15.93%) Microservices
4 62 (11.36%) TDD
5 58 (10.62%) Test Automation
6 54 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (8.42%) Infrastructure as Code
7 46 (8.42%) Migration
8 44 (8.06%) Scrum
9 42 (7.69%) Open Source
10 38 (6.96%) Software Engineering
11 35 (6.41%) ETL
11 35 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (6.23%) Analytics
12 34 (6.23%) Computer Science
13 30 (5.49%) E-Commerce
14 29 (5.31%) Machine Learning
15 28 (5.13%) Data Modelling
15 28 (5.13%) OO
16 24 (4.40%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 193 (35.35%) Python
2 135 (24.73%) Java
3 102 (18.68%) SQL
4 94 (17.22%) JavaScript
5 48 (8.79%) Ruby
6 42 (7.69%) C#
7 35 (6.41%) Bash Shell
8 33 (6.04%) Java 8
9 31 (5.68%) Go
10 27 (4.95%) TypeScript
11 23 (4.21%) ES6
11 23 (4.21%) PowerShell
12 19 (3.48%) Scala
13 14 (2.56%) C
13 14 (2.56%) PHP
14 13 (2.38%) Groovy
15 11 (2.01%) R
15 11 (2.01%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.83%) C++
16 10 (1.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.04%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.76%) Degree
4 9 (1.65%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.92%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.73%) PhD
8 3 (0.55%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.55%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (0.55%) CISSP
8 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) CCIE
9 2 (0.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (0.37%) CCNP
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.18%) CCA
10 1 (0.18%) CCNA
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.56%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (0.55%) NCSC
2 3 (0.55%) NIST
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.37%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 152 (27.84%) Docker
2 18 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.73%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.73%) HDFS
5 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.55%) vSphere
6 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.37%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.18%) UAG
7 1 (0.18%) Varnish
7 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 153 (28.02%) Kubernetes
2 106 (19.41%) Terraform
3 64 (11.72%) Ansible
4 32 (5.86%) Puppet
5 21 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.75%) Prometheus
7 11 (2.01%) Grafana
8 10 (1.83%) Kibana
9 7 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.92%) Istio
10 5 (0.92%) Kubeflow
11 4 (0.73%) Graphite
11 4 (0.73%) logstash
11 4 (0.73%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.55%) Salt
13 2 (0.37%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.37%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 75 (13.74%) Google
2 50 (9.16%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.40%) Oracle
4 16 (2.93%) Cisco
5 14 (2.56%) VMware
6 13 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.20%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.83%) Adobe
9 9 (1.65%) Facebook
9 9 (1.65%) IBM
9 9 (1.65%) SAP
9 9 (1.65%) Splunk
10 7 (1.28%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.28%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.10%) Informatica
11 6 (1.10%) Okta
12 5 (0.92%) HP
12 5 (0.92%) Sybase
13 4 (0.73%) Citrix
13 4 (0.73%) Tableau