Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +16
Contract jobs citing AWS 217 923 1,064
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 10.69% 12.21% 11.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.10% 36.11% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 752 891
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £366 £413 £425
90th Percentile £650 £688 £675
London median daily rate £550 £560 £550
% change year-on-year -1.79% +1.82% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +48.57% +42.94%
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £75.00
% change year-on-year - -53.33% +53.85%

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 676 2,556 2,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 33.32% 33.81% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 2,020 2,023
Median daily rate £515 £523 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% -0.48% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £663
London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 20
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £18.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.90% +11.94% -1.26%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.73 £13.00
90th Percentile £90.00 £33.40 £23.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +62.79% +8.86% -7.71%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 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 -1 185 £525 -4.55% 210
West End of London +8 12 £575 +4.55% 1
City of Westminster +5 12 £600 -4.00%
Southwark +6 3 £519 -1.19%
AWS
London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 102 (47.00%) Azure
1 102 (47.00%) DevOps
2 81 (37.33%) Kubernetes
3 79 (36.41%) Docker
4 78 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (33.64%) Java
6 67 (30.88%) Python
7 56 (25.81%) Jenkins
8 53 (24.42%) Microservices
9 50 (23.04%) Terraform
10 49 (22.58%) GCP
11 44 (20.28%) Linux
11 44 (20.28%) TDD
12 41 (18.89%) Git (software)
12 41 (18.89%) Ansible
13 39 (17.97%) JavaScript
14 34 (15.67%) Finance
15 33 (15.21%) SQL
15 33 (15.21%) Security Cleared
16 28 (12.90%) AngularJS
16 28 (12.90%) Web Services
17 26 (11.98%) Software Engineering
17 26 (11.98%) HTML
18 25 (11.52%) Opscode Chef
19 24 (11.06%) SC Cleared
19 24 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (11.06%) Banking
19 24 (11.06%) Scrum
20 23 (10.60%) Serverless
20 23 (10.60%) Java 8

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 8 (3.69%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.84%) Confluence
3 4 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.38%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.92%) Apache
5 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.92%) nginx
5 2 (0.92%) SAS
5 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.46%) CMS
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.46%) IIS
6 1 (0.46%) JBoss
6 1 (0.46%) Liferay
6 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.92%) Magento
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 102 (47.00%) Azure
2 49 (22.58%) GCP
3 23 (10.60%) GitHub
3 23 (10.60%) Serverless
4 21 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (6.91%) Amazon S3
5 15 (6.91%) SaaS
6 14 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (6.45%) PaaS
7 11 (5.07%) Amazon ECS
7 11 (5.07%) IaaS
8 9 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (3.23%) Amazon Cognito
9 7 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (2.76%) Amazon EKS
10 6 (2.76%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (2.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (2.30%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (2.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.07%) Firewall
2 7 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.76%) DNS
4 5 (2.30%) HTTPS
4 5 (2.30%) Internet
4 5 (2.30%) Kerberos
4 5 (2.30%) SSL
4 5 (2.30%) VPN
5 4 (1.84%) LAN
5 4 (1.84%) WAN
6 3 (1.38%) SAN
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.92%) HTTP
7 2 (0.92%) SMTP
7 2 (0.92%) VLAN
7 2 (0.92%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.46%) 4G
8 1 (0.46%) NAS
8 1 (0.46%) VoIP
8 1 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (8.76%) NoSQL
3 17 (7.83%) MongoDB
3 17 (7.83%) MySQL
4 13 (5.99%) SQL Server
5 12 (5.53%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (4.61%) Hadoop
8 9 (4.15%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (4.15%) Big Data
9 7 (3.23%) Redis
9 7 (3.23%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (2.30%) Amazon Aurora
11 5 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.30%) Power BI
12 4 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.84%) Tableau
13 3 (1.38%) Snowflake Schema
14 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 56 (25.81%) Jenkins
2 41 (18.89%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.07%) Mockito
4 10 (4.61%) JIRA
4 10 (4.61%) Maven
5 9 (4.15%) JUnit
6 7 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.23%) GitLab
7 6 (2.76%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.76%) GoCD
7 6 (2.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (2.30%) Selenium
8 5 (2.30%) Subversion
8 5 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.84%) Gradle
9 4 (1.84%) JDeveloper
9 4 (1.84%) JMeter
9 4 (1.84%) Postman
9 4 (1.84%) Toad
General
1 34 (15.67%) Finance
2 24 (11.06%) Banking
3 16 (7.37%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.23%) Retail
5 5 (2.30%) Law
6 4 (1.84%) Front Office
6 4 (1.84%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) Electronics
7 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.92%) French Language
7 2 (0.92%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) International Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (34.56%) Developer
2 52 (23.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (12.90%) Java Developer
4 26 (11.98%) Architect
5 24 (11.06%) AWS Engineer
6 17 (7.83%) AWS DevOps
6 17 (7.83%) Full Stack Developer
7 16 (7.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 14 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
9 13 (5.99%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (5.53%) Backend Developer
11 11 (5.07%) PHP Developer
12 9 (4.15%) AWS Developer
13 7 (3.23%) Analyst
13 7 (3.23%) AWS Architect
13 7 (3.23%) Data Engineer
14 6 (2.76%) Python Developer
14 6 (2.76%) Python Engineer
14 6 (2.76%) React Developer
15 5 (2.30%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.90%) AngularJS
1 28 (12.90%) Web Services
2 26 (11.98%) HTML
3 22 (10.14%) CSS
3 22 (10.14%) Spring
4 21 (9.68%) HTML5
4 21 (9.68%) Kafka
4 21 (9.68%) React
5 18 (8.29%) Spring Boot
6 17 (7.83%) RESTful
7 15 (6.91%) CSS3
8 14 (6.45%) Vue.js
9 13 (5.99%) .NET
9 13 (5.99%) REST
10 12 (5.53%) Laravel
10 12 (5.53%) Sass
11 11 (5.07%) LESS
11 11 (5.07%) Vuetify.js
11 11 (5.07%) XML
12 10 (4.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.99%) Cloud Native
2 12 (5.53%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.69%) Clustering
5 7 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 7 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.76%) Blog
7 5 (2.30%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.84%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (1.84%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.84%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.28%) Linux
2 15 (6.91%) Unix
3 13 (5.99%) Windows
4 9 (4.15%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.30%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (1.84%) Android
7 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.92%) CentOS
9 2 (0.92%) Debian
9 2 (0.92%) Solaris
9 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (47.00%) DevOps
2 78 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (24.42%) Microservices
4 44 (20.28%) TDD
5 26 (11.98%) Software Engineering
6 24 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (11.06%) Scrum
7 23 (10.60%) BDD
7 23 (10.60%) Test Automation
8 22 (10.14%) Infrastructure as Code
8 22 (10.14%) Open Source
9 18 (8.29%) Migration
10 16 (7.37%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (6.91%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (6.45%) Configuration Management
13 13 (5.99%) High Availability
13 13 (5.99%) Pair Programming
14 12 (5.53%) Information Security
14 12 (5.53%) MVC
15 11 (5.07%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 73 (33.64%) Java
2 67 (30.88%) Python
3 39 (17.97%) JavaScript
4 33 (15.21%) SQL
5 23 (10.60%) Java 8
6 22 (10.14%) Bash Shell
7 17 (7.83%) C#
8 14 (6.45%) PHP
9 13 (5.99%) Ruby
10 9 (4.15%) Go
10 9 (4.15%) Perl
11 8 (3.69%) C++
11 8 (3.69%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.69%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.84%) ES6
12 4 (1.84%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.84%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.38%) C
13 3 (1.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (15.21%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.06%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.15%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (4.15%) Degree
4 8 (3.69%) AWS Certification
5 6 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.30%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.84%) CISSP
8 3 (1.38%) CISM
8 3 (1.38%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.92%) CCNP
9 2 (0.92%) CCSP
9 2 (0.92%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.92%) GCFA
9 2 (0.92%) GCIA
9 2 (0.92%) GCIH
9 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.84%) GDPR
2 3 (1.38%) QA
3 2 (0.92%) COBIT
3 2 (0.92%) IFRS
3 2 (0.92%) NIST
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) MiFID
4 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) Solvency II
System Software
1 79 (36.41%) Docker
2 12 (5.53%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.92%) etcd
5 2 (0.92%) Varnish
5 2 (0.92%) vSphere
6 1 (0.46%) HDFS
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.46%) UAG
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 81 (37.33%) Kubernetes
2 50 (23.04%) Terraform
3 41 (18.89%) Ansible
4 25 (11.52%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (10.14%) Puppet
6 6 (2.76%) Prometheus
6 6 (2.76%) Rundeck
7 5 (2.30%) Grafana
8 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.38%) Consul
9 3 (1.38%) Kibana
10 2 (0.92%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.92%) Kubeflow
10 2 (0.92%) linkerd
10 2 (0.92%) logstash
10 2 (0.92%) Packer
10 2 (0.92%) Rancher
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.46%) Salt
11 1 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.45%) Oracle
2 14 (6.45%) VMware
3 13 (5.99%) Google
3 13 (5.99%) Splunk
4 9 (4.15%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.69%) SaltStack
6 6 (2.76%) Cloudera
7 5 (2.30%) Cisco
7 5 (2.30%) IBM
7 5 (2.30%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.38%) EMC
8 3 (1.38%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.38%) NetApp
9 2 (0.92%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.92%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.92%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.92%) F5
9 2 (0.92%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.92%) Palo Alto