Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 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 Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 106 156
Rank change year-on-year -7 +50 -3
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 35 49 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.26% 1.47% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.57% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 74
10th Percentile £414 £418 £416
25th Percentile £500 £481 £520
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £600
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +11.63%
75th Percentile £663 £613 £650
90th Percentile £688 £633 £688
Central London median daily rate £588 £525 £600
% change year-on-year +11.90% -12.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £40.25

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 2,600 3,119 6,092
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 93.83% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,900 2,346 4,724
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 50 60
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.09 £13.68
Median hourly rate £17.98 £23.37 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +18.32% +5.61%
75th Percentile £27.25 £38.73 £28.19
90th Percentile £38.40 £52.25 £43.19
Central London median hourly rate £17.98 £21.87 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.80% +9.34% +6.95%

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 15 May 2021.

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 15 May 2021, 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 29 (82.86%) AWS
2 18 (51.43%) Python
3 14 (40.00%) Big Data
4 12 (34.29%) Terraform
4 12 (34.29%) DevOps
4 12 (34.29%) SQL
4 12 (34.29%) Hadoop
5 11 (31.43%) Apache Spark
5 11 (31.43%) Data Lake
6 10 (28.57%) Data Pipeline
6 10 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (25.71%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (25.71%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (22.86%) NoSQL
8 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
8 8 (22.86%) Java
8 8 (22.86%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (20.00%) Docker
9 7 (20.00%) Apache
9 7 (20.00%) Data Transformation
10 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (17.14%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
10 6 (17.14%) Linux
10 6 (17.14%) Serverless
10 6 (17.14%) Social Skills
11 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (14.29%) Amazon S3

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 11 (31.43%) Apache Spark
2 7 (20.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 29 (82.86%) AWS
2 10 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (17.14%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (17.14%) Serverless
4 5 (14.29%) Amazon S3
5 3 (8.57%) Amazon Cognito
5 3 (8.57%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (8.57%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (8.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (8.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (5.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (5.71%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (5.71%) Azure
7 1 (2.86%) AWS Step Functions
7 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.86%) CloudFront
7 1 (2.86%) GCP
7 1 (2.86%) GitHub
7 1 (2.86%) IaaS
7 1 (2.86%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) SAN
1 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) Big Data
2 12 (34.29%) Hadoop
3 11 (31.43%) Data Lake
4 9 (25.71%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (25.71%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (22.86%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (22.86%) NoSQL
5 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
6 3 (8.57%) Spark SQL
7 2 (5.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (2.86%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (2.86%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
8 1 (2.86%) HBase
8 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.86%) MySQL
8 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
1 4 (11.43%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.86%) Maven
2 1 (2.86%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (17.14%) Social Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.71%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) PySpark
2 3 (8.57%) Kafka
3 2 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (5.71%) Node.js
4 1 (2.86%) JMS
4 1 (2.86%) Lambda Expressions
4 1 (2.86%) LAMP
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.86%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Ubuntu
3 2 (5.71%) CentOS
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) DevOps
2 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Data Pipeline
3 7 (20.00%) Data Transformation
4 5 (14.29%) Analytics
4 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) Data Science
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (8.57%) Data Engineering
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) Insurtech
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) Microservices
7 2 (5.71%) Scrum
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) TDD
8 1 (2.86%) Server Patching
8 1 (2.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 1 (2.86%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) Python
2 12 (34.29%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.86%) AWK
5 1 (2.86%) Go
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Kotlin
5 1 (2.86%) Scala
5 1 (2.86%) sed
5 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) Terraform
2 5 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 3 (8.57%) Ansible
4 2 (5.71%) Consul
4 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Talend
2 2 (5.71%) VMware
3 1 (2.86%) Databricks
3 1 (2.86%) Google