Period
to

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 96 114 108
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6 +43
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 97 33 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.31% 1.19% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 1.26% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 23 44
10th Percentile £463 £414 £424
25th Percentile £513 £500 £481
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £600 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%
75th Percentile £689 £663 £613
90th Percentile £785 £688 £634
Central London median daily rate £600 £600 £525
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%

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 3,907 2,611 3,077
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.05% 94.09% 93.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,961 1,907 2,310
10th Percentile £363 £325 £300
25th Percentile £473 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £683 £625 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £560 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 51
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.90 £12.42
25th Percentile £19.78 £13.63 £14.19
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.98 £22.74
Median % change year-on-year +114.19% -20.94% +16.59%
75th Percentile £51.75 £27.25 £38.71
90th Percentile £63.15 £38.40 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £39.00 £17.98 £21.00
% change year-on-year +116.97% -14.40% +5.00%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022, AWS Engineer contract jobs required 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 City of London region featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 87 (89.69%) AWS
2 77 (79.38%) DevOps
3 51 (52.58%) Terraform
4 49 (50.52%) Serverless
5 41 (42.27%) Kubernetes
6 40 (41.24%) Docker
7 37 (38.14%) Python
8 36 (37.11%) AWS Lambda
9 33 (34.02%) Infrastructure as Code
9 33 (34.02%) CI/CD
10 31 (31.96%) Software Engineering
11 28 (28.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (25.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 22 (22.68%) Agile
13 22 (22.68%) Git (software)
14 19 (19.59%) Linux
14 19 (19.59%) Ansible
15 18 (18.56%) Jenkins
16 17 (17.53%) Azure
16 17 (17.53%) Bash
17 16 (16.49%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (16.49%) Amazon ECS
18 15 (15.46%) AWS CodePipeline
18 15 (15.46%) Microservices
19 13 (13.40%) AWS Certification
19 13 (13.40%) Amazon Kinesis
19 13 (13.40%) Finance
19 13 (13.40%) Amazon S3
19 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
19 13 (13.40%) Amazon DynamoDB

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 6 (6.19%) Confluence
2 4 (4.12%) Apache
3 3 (3.09%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.06%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.03%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 87 (89.69%) AWS
2 49 (50.52%) Serverless
3 36 (37.11%) AWS Lambda
4 28 (28.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (25.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 17 (17.53%) Azure
7 16 (16.49%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (16.49%) Amazon ECS
8 15 (15.46%) AWS CodePipeline
9 13 (13.40%) Amazon Kinesis
9 13 (13.40%) Amazon S3
10 12 (12.37%) GitHub
11 8 (8.25%) AWS Fargate
12 7 (7.22%) AWS CodeBuild
13 6 (6.19%) Amazon EKS
13 6 (6.19%) GitHub Actions
14 5 (5.15%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 5 (5.15%) GCP
15 4 (4.12%) AWS CodeDeploy
15 4 (4.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) DNS
2 3 (3.09%) Firewall
3 2 (2.06%) SSL
3 2 (2.06%) tcpdump
3 2 (2.06%) VPN
4 1 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (1.03%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.03%) NAS
4 1 (1.03%) SAN
4 1 (1.03%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.06%) Big Data
3 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (1.03%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.03%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.03%) Parquet
4 1 (1.03%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.03%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 22 (22.68%) Git (software)
2 18 (18.56%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.28%) git-flow
4 8 (8.25%) CircleCI
4 8 (8.25%) JIRA
5 6 (6.19%) Terragrunt
6 4 (4.12%) GitLab
7 3 (3.09%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.09%) Gerrit
7 3 (3.09%) RSpec
8 2 (2.06%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.03%) Checkstyle
9 1 (1.03%) Deequ
9 1 (1.03%) ER Studio
9 1 (1.03%) JMeter
9 1 (1.03%) JUnit
9 1 (1.03%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.03%) Subversion
General
1 13 (13.40%) Finance
2 11 (11.34%) Legal
3 9 (9.28%) Financial Institution
3 9 (9.28%) Social Skills
4 6 (6.19%) Retail
5 5 (5.15%) Banking
5 5 (5.15%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.06%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.03%) Games
7 1 (1.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) Kafka
2 9 (9.28%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (8.25%) .NET
4 6 (6.19%) Node.js
5 4 (4.12%) React
6 3 (3.09%) Flask
6 3 (3.09%) PySpark
7 2 (2.06%) ARM Templates
8 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.03%) CSS
8 1 (1.03%) FastAPI
8 1 (1.03%) HTML
8 1 (1.03%) MLlib
8 1 (1.03%) scikit-learn
8 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Cloud Native
2 9 (9.28%) Hedge funds
3 8 (8.25%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.12%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.03%) IVR
7 1 (1.03%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.59%) Linux
2 5 (5.15%) Windows
3 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (79.38%) DevOps
2 33 (34.02%) CI/CD
2 33 (34.02%) Infrastructure as Code
3 31 (31.96%) Software Engineering
4 22 (22.68%) Agile
5 15 (15.46%) Microservices
6 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
7 11 (11.34%) Data Protection
7 11 (11.34%) Full Stack Development
8 7 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.22%) ETL
9 6 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (6.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 5 (5.15%) Analytics
10 5 (5.15%) Event-Driven
10 5 (5.15%) Open Source
10 5 (5.15%) Platform Engineering
10 5 (5.15%) Scrum
10 5 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.14%) Python
2 17 (17.53%) Bash
3 11 (11.34%) Java
3 11 (11.34%) Ruby
4 9 (9.28%) Go
4 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.22%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.15%) Perl
6 5 (5.15%) SQL
7 3 (3.09%) C++
7 3 (3.09%) Scala
8 2 (2.06%) C
9 1 (1.03%) Groovy
9 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) AWS Certification
2 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
2 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.34%) GDPR
2 2 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 40 (41.24%) Docker
2 3 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (52.58%) Terraform
2 41 (42.27%) Kubernetes
3 19 (19.59%) Ansible
4 11 (11.34%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.15%) Puppet
6 3 (3.09%) Consul
6 3 (3.09%) Icinga
6 3 (3.09%) Packer
6 3 (3.09%) Prometheus
6 3 (3.09%) Salt
7 2 (2.06%) Grafana
7 2 (2.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (2.06%) logstash
7 2 (2.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (1.03%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (1.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.09%) Splunk
3 2 (2.06%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.06%) Databricks
3 2 (2.06%) Google
3 2 (2.06%) Spotify
4 1 (1.03%) Apple
4 1 (1.03%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle
4 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.03%) Veeam
4 1 (1.03%) VMware