Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 91 129
Rank change year-on-year -32 +38 +30
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 51 23 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.31% 1.29% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.40% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 94
10th Percentile £450 £363 £325
25th Percentile £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £756 £638 £625
90th Percentile £803 " £659
Central London median daily rate £575 £563 £563
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £98.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £98.50 - -

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 3,606 1,641 5,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 91.93% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,721 1,246 4,417
10th Percentile £355 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £511 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% -0.24% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £740 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 70
10th Percentile £13.83 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £17.34 £20.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £28.00 £35.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.13% +82.05% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £61.95 £47.75 £49.15
Central London median hourly rate £28.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -14.93% +63.41% +9.63%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 47 (92.16%) AWS
2 29 (56.86%) DevOps
3 26 (50.98%) Terraform
4 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (37.25%) Kubernetes
6 16 (31.37%) Serverless
7 15 (29.41%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (25.49%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (23.53%) Docker
9 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
10 11 (21.57%) Python
10 11 (21.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (21.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (21.57%) Infrastructure as Code
11 8 (15.69%) Amazon ECS
11 8 (15.69%) Social Skills
12 7 (13.73%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 7 (13.73%) Linux
12 7 (13.73%) Amazon S3
13 6 (11.76%) Azure
13 6 (11.76%) Go
13 6 (11.76%) Windows
13 6 (11.76%) Strategic Thinking
14 5 (9.80%) Observability
14 5 (9.80%) Cost Management
14 5 (9.80%) Amazon EKS
14 5 (9.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (9.80%) Packer
14 5 (9.80%) AWS Fargate
14 5 (9.80%) Self-Motivation

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 2 (3.92%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 47 (92.16%) AWS
2 16 (31.37%) Serverless
3 15 (29.41%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (25.49%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (21.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (15.69%) Amazon ECS
7 7 (13.73%) Amazon S3
8 6 (11.76%) Azure
9 5 (9.80%) Amazon EKS
9 5 (9.80%) AWS Fargate
9 5 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (9.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (7.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (7.84%) CloudFront
11 3 (5.88%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (3.92%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (3.92%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 2 (3.92%) Amazon Macie
12 2 (3.92%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (3.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
3 1 (1.96%) BGP
3 1 (1.96%) Network Security
3 1 (1.96%) SD-WAN
3 1 (1.96%) SNMP
3 1 (1.96%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon Athena
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (5.88%) Big Data
2 3 (5.88%) Data Lake
2 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.96%) Dremio
4 1 (1.96%) HBase
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) Terragrunt
4 2 (3.92%) GitLab
5 1 (1.96%) git-flow
5 1 (1.96%) JUnit
5 1 (1.96%) Maven
5 1 (1.96%) Mockito
General
1 8 (15.69%) Social Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Kafka
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.96%) Dropwizard
3 1 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) JMS
3 1 (1.96%) JSON
3 1 (1.96%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (1.96%) Node.js
3 1 (1.96%) OAuth
3 1 (1.96%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.96%) PySpark
3 1 (1.96%) React
3 1 (1.96%) SAML
3 1 (1.96%) Serverless Framework
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
3 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.84%) Legacy Applications
2 4 (7.84%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.96%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (1.96%) Linked Data
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) DevOps
2 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (21.57%) Infrastructure as Code
3 11 (21.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (13.73%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 6 (11.76%) Strategic Thinking
6 5 (9.80%) Cost Management
6 5 (9.80%) ITIL
6 5 (9.80%) Observability
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (7.84%) Insurtech
7 4 (7.84%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Software Delivery
8 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.88%) Data Science
8 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.92%) ChatOps
9 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.92%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) Python
2 6 (11.76%) Go
3 5 (9.80%) Java
4 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (1.96%) Java 8
5 1 (1.96%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.96%) CCIE
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) IFRS
1 1 (1.96%) IFRS 9
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (23.53%) Docker
2 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (50.98%) Terraform
2 19 (37.25%) Kubernetes
3 5 (9.80%) Packer
3 5 (9.80%) Prometheus
4 4 (7.84%) Consul
4 4 (7.84%) Grafana
4 4 (7.84%) Puppet
5 3 (5.88%) Ansible
6 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.96%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Citrix
1 5 (9.80%) VMware
2 4 (7.84%) NetApp
3 3 (5.88%) Databricks
4 1 (1.96%) Centrify
4 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle