Period
to 4 December 2021

The median contractor rate for an AWS Architect was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 118 197
Rank change year-on-year -39 +79 +51
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Architect 24 4 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 0.20% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.22% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 14
10th Percentile £513 £434 £514
25th Percentile £563 £447 £544
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £613 £488 £638
Median % change year-on-year +25.64% -23.53% +6.25%
75th Percentile £678 £522 £738
90th Percentile £700 £531 £828
Central London median daily rate £631 £750 £650
% change year-on-year -15.83% +15.38% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,721 1,837 5,392
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.27% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,862 1,390 4,271
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £606 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £17.60 £12.03
25th Percentile £17.34 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +36.71% +5.61%
75th Percentile £46.75 £40.00 £23.56
90th Percentile £65.15 £47.05 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.45 £20.25
% change year-on-year +16.01% +40.47% +8.29%

AWS Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured AWS Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Architect in the City of London

AWS Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for AWS Architect in the City of London

AWS Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Architect in the City of London

AWS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, AWS Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring AWS Architect in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) AWS
2 12 (50.00%) Terraform
3 10 (41.67%) DevOps
3 10 (41.67%) Social Skills
4 8 (33.33%) Python
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Docker
5 7 (29.17%) Kubernetes
6 6 (25.00%) GDPR
6 6 (25.00%) Serverless
6 6 (25.00%) Legal
6 6 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 6 (25.00%) Hedge funds
6 6 (25.00%) Financial Institution
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) Java
7 5 (20.83%) Cloud Native
7 5 (20.83%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (20.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (16.67%) User Stories
8 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (16.67%) Microservices
8 4 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (16.67%) Decision-Making
8 4 (16.67%) SQL
8 4 (16.67%) Software Architecture
8 4 (16.67%) Azure

AWS Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (8.33%) Jupyter
1 2 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 24 (100.00%) AWS
2 6 (25.00%) Serverless
3 5 (20.83%) Amazon EKS
3 5 (20.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (16.67%) Azure
5 3 (12.50%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (12.50%) Amazon SageMaker
5 3 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (12.50%) GitHub
6 2 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (8.33%) AWS Direct Connect
6 2 (8.33%) GCP
6 2 (8.33%) Snowflake
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (4.17%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (4.17%) AWS Step Functions
7 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) BGP
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) SD-WAN
1 1 (4.17%) SNMP
1 1 (4.17%) TACACS
1 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (4.17%) Data Lake
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) RStudio
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
3 2 (8.33%) Terragrunt
General
1 10 (41.67%) Social Skills
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 6 (25.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Kafka
1 2 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Hedge funds
2 5 (20.83%) Cloud Native
3 3 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) DevOps
2 6 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (16.67%) AOP
3 4 (16.67%) Decision-Making
3 4 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
3 4 (16.67%) Microservices
3 4 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 4 (16.67%) User Stories
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Data Security
5 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) AWS Certification
1 2 (8.33%) CISSP
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) CCIE
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Docker
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) Terraform
2 7 (29.17%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (4.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.17%) Okta
3 1 (4.17%) Pega