Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 133 150
Rank change year-on-year +40 +17 +4
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 36 109 110
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.63% 1.67% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.78% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 96 107
Median daily rate £550 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.27% +2.80%
10th Percentile £476 £325 £463
90th Percentile £638 £656 £675
Central London median daily rate £536 £569 £575
% change year-on-year -5.71% -1.09% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - £70.00 -

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 2,056 6,134 6,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.03% 93.95% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,440 4,793 5,234
Median daily rate £510 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.97% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 129
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +7.56%
10th Percentile £13.28 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £51.08 £57.90 £30.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +6.04%

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in the City of London

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in the City of London

AWS Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, AWS Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (75.00%) DevOps
2 25 (69.44%) AWS
3 24 (66.67%) Python
4 23 (63.89%) Terraform
5 18 (50.00%) Kubernetes
5 18 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 14 (38.89%) Docker
7 13 (36.11%) Ansible
8 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (27.78%) Linux
9 10 (27.78%) Big Data
10 9 (25.00%) Java
11 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
11 8 (22.22%) Finance
11 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure as Code
12 7 (19.44%) Serverless
12 7 (19.44%) GCP
13 6 (16.67%) Microservices
13 6 (16.67%) Azure
13 6 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (13.89%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (13.89%) Hadoop
14 5 (13.89%) Puppet
14 5 (13.89%) NoSQL
14 5 (13.89%) Kafka
14 5 (13.89%) Analytics
14 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
14 5 (13.89%) Google
15 4 (11.11%) JIRA
15 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering

AWS Engineer 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 4 (11.11%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.56%) Confluence
2 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.78%) nginx
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (69.44%) AWS
2 7 (19.44%) GCP
2 7 (19.44%) Serverless
3 6 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (16.67%) Azure
4 5 (13.89%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
5 3 (8.33%) GitHub
5 3 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (5.56%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (5.56%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (5.56%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.78%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (2.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (2.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) Big Data
2 5 (13.89%) Hadoop
2 5 (13.89%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.56%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.78%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) Impala
5 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.11%) JIRA
4 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.56%) Maven
5 2 (5.56%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (2.78%) GitLab
6 1 (2.78%) Gradle
6 1 (2.78%) JUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.78%) Spinnaker
6 1 (2.78%) Terragrunt
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Kafka
2 3 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (8.33%) RESTful
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.78%) Anaconda
4 1 (2.78%) Middleware
4 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 2 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) DevOps
2 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure as Code
4 6 (16.67%) Microservices
5 5 (13.89%) Analytics
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.33%) Blue-Green Deployment
7 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.33%) Fintech
7 3 (8.33%) Market Research
7 3 (8.33%) TDD
7 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) Log Aggregation
8 2 (5.56%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) Python
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.33%) Go
4 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) Groovy
5 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Docker
2 3 (8.33%) HDFS
3 2 (5.56%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 23 (63.89%) Terraform
2 18 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 13 (36.11%) Ansible
4 5 (13.89%) Puppet
5 3 (8.33%) Kubeflow
5 3 (8.33%) Packer
6 2 (5.56%) logstash
6 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.78%) Consul
7 1 (2.78%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Google
2 2 (5.56%) New Relic
2 2 (5.56%) Splunk
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.78%) Axway
3 1 (2.78%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) Tableau