Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019.

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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 155 154
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 +29
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 88 101 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.50% 1.43% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.50% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 92 85
City of London median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £325 £463 £421
90th Percentile £650 £675 £633
Central London median daily rate £563 £600 £531
% change year-on-year -6.25% +12.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 5,484 6,732 6,718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 95.38% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,305 5,340 5,304
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £677
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 112 94
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +10.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.85 £27.30 £29.29
Central London median hourly rate £20.67 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +10.51% +3.31% +5.19%

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured AWS Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in the City of London

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in the City of London

AWS Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 November 2019. 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
London Bridge +31 1 £600 +14.29%
AWS Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 68 (77.27%) AWS
2 63 (71.59%) DevOps
3 40 (45.45%) Docker
3 40 (45.45%) Kubernetes
3 40 (45.45%) Linux
4 38 (43.18%) Python
4 38 (43.18%) Terraform
5 34 (38.64%) Jenkins
6 32 (36.36%) Ansible
7 25 (28.41%) Java
8 22 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (21.59%) Azure
9 19 (21.59%) Infrastructure as Code
10 18 (20.45%) Serverless
11 17 (19.32%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (19.32%) GCP
11 17 (19.32%) Puppet
11 17 (19.32%) Configuration Management
12 16 (18.18%) SQL
12 16 (18.18%) Amazon S3
12 16 (18.18%) Git (software)
12 16 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (17.05%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (15.91%) Migration
14 14 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (14.77%) Finance
15 13 (14.77%) Web Services
16 12 (13.64%) E-Commerce
16 12 (13.64%) JIRA

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 10 (11.36%) Confluence
2 7 (7.95%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.41%) Jupyter
5 2 (2.27%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.14%) Apache
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (1.14%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 68 (77.27%) AWS
2 19 (21.59%) Azure
3 18 (20.45%) Serverless
4 17 (19.32%) AWS Lambda
4 17 (19.32%) GCP
5 16 (18.18%) Amazon S3
6 15 (17.05%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (11.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (9.09%) GitHub
8 8 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (7.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (6.82%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (6.82%) Route 53
11 4 (4.55%) Amazon Cognito
12 3 (3.41%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (3.41%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (3.41%) Datadog
12 3 (3.41%) IaaS
13 2 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) DNS
1 2 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.14%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.14%) LAN
2 1 (1.14%) Network Security
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.95%) Hadoop
3 6 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (6.82%) Big Data
4 5 (5.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon Athena
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (3.41%) MySQL
5 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.27%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.27%) Apache Zeppelin
6 2 (2.27%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.27%) Parquet
6 2 (2.27%) Presto
6 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.14%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (38.64%) Jenkins
2 16 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.64%) JIRA
4 8 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.27%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.27%) CircleCI
6 2 (2.27%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.14%) GitLab
7 1 (1.14%) GoCD
7 1 (1.14%) Gradle
7 1 (1.14%) Maven
7 1 (1.14%) RStudio
7 1 (1.14%) Selenium
7 1 (1.14%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (14.77%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Law
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Web Services
2 9 (10.23%) Node.js
3 6 (6.82%) Kafka
4 3 (3.41%) .NET
4 3 (3.41%) JSON
4 3 (3.41%) Pandas
5 2 (2.27%) Django
5 2 (2.27%) Flask
5 2 (2.27%) OAuth
5 2 (2.27%) OAuth2
5 2 (2.27%) React Native
5 2 (2.27%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.27%) XML
6 1 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.14%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.14%) RESTful
6 1 (1.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.82%) Cloud Native
3 4 (4.55%) PKI
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (45.45%) Linux
2 10 (11.36%) Windows
3 8 (9.09%) Unix
4 6 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.41%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.27%) CentOS
7 1 (1.14%) CoreOS
7 1 (1.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (71.59%) DevOps
2 22 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.59%) Infrastructure as Code
4 17 (19.32%) Configuration Management
5 16 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.91%) Migration
7 12 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 12 (13.64%) Microservices
8 11 (12.50%) Fintech
9 10 (11.36%) Software Engineering
10 8 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (7.95%) Open Source
12 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Automation
13 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (5.68%) Data Science
13 5 (5.68%) ETL
14 4 (4.55%) Immutable Infrastructure
14 4 (4.55%) Runbook
14 4 (4.55%) SIEM
15 3 (3.41%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (43.18%) Python
2 25 (28.41%) Java
3 16 (18.18%) SQL
4 9 (10.23%) Bash Shell
4 9 (10.23%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.23%) Ruby
5 8 (9.09%) Scala
6 7 (7.95%) Go
7 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.55%) Groovy
8 4 (4.55%) Perl
9 3 (3.41%) R
10 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.14%) C#
11 1 (1.14%) PHP
11 1 (1.14%) Rust
Qualifications
1 8 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.95%) AWS Certification
3 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) RHCE
System Software
1 40 (45.45%) Docker
2 2 (2.27%) HDFS
3 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (45.45%) Kubernetes
2 38 (43.18%) Terraform
3 32 (36.36%) Ansible
4 17 (19.32%) Puppet
5 16 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.41%) Packer
6 3 (3.41%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.27%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (2.27%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.14%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.14%) Grafana
8 1 (1.14%) Icinga
8 1 (1.14%) Kibana
8 1 (1.14%) Pingdom
8 1 (1.14%) Rancher
8 1 (1.14%) Salt
8 1 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.14%) Suricata
Vendors
1 10 (11.36%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.82%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.68%) Google
3 5 (5.68%) Splunk
4 3 (3.41%) Tableau
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.27%) New Relic
5 2 (2.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.14%) Confluent
6 1 (1.14%) Databricks
6 1 (1.14%) Qualys
6 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.14%) Veracode