Period
to 1 June 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 1 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 149 196 194
Rank change year-on-year +47 -2 +134
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 735 1,250 1,304
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.79% 1.50% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.58% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 912 1,072
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +1.69%
10th Percentile £419 £425 £425
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 -
% change year-on-year -50.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 38,509 78,985 88,189
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.77% 94.57% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,626 52,437 58,304
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £468 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.06% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,540 2,461 2,767
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.22%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.25 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.10
% change year-on-year +12.98% +5.15% -3.45%

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in England

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in England

AWS Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Engineer in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in England

AWS Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for AWS Engineer in England

AWS Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 1 June 2020. 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 +51 482 £575 - 66
North of England +33 99 £525 - 23
North West +27 64 £525 -4.55% 15
South East +67 54 £525 - 9
South West +33 54 £525 - 3
Yorkshire +46 27 £494 +3.95% 6
East of England +67 26 £525 +3.70% 5
Midlands +14 17 £425 -19.05% 5
East Midlands +32 10 £425 -19.05%
North East +11 8 £900 +71.43% 2
West Midlands +9 7 £450 -14.29% 5
AWS Engineer
UK

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 England region featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 639 (86.94%) AWS
2 456 (62.04%) DevOps
3 379 (51.56%) Python
4 303 (41.22%) Terraform
5 259 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
6 255 (34.69%) Kubernetes
7 245 (33.33%) Finance
8 243 (33.06%) Java
9 209 (28.44%) Docker
10 188 (25.58%) Web Services
11 185 (25.17%) Software Engineering
12 181 (24.63%) Ansible
13 170 (23.13%) Asset Management
14 167 (22.72%) Jenkins
15 159 (21.63%) Serverless
16 143 (19.46%) Linux
17 137 (18.64%) Azure
18 126 (17.14%) AWS Lambda
19 123 (16.73%) Front Office
19 123 (16.73%) JavaScript
20 122 (16.60%) Infrastructure as Code
21 117 (15.92%) Fixed Income
22 116 (15.78%) Derivative
23 113 (15.37%) Amazon S3
24 112 (15.24%) AWS CloudFormation
25 110 (14.97%) GCP
26 103 (14.01%) Amazon EC2
26 103 (14.01%) Equities
27 102 (13.88%) React
28 101 (13.74%) Microservices

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 45 (6.12%) Apache Spark
2 22 (2.99%) Confluence
3 13 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.50%) Apache
5 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.54%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.27%) IIS
7 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.14%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.09%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.54%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 639 (86.94%) AWS
2 159 (21.63%) Serverless
3 137 (18.64%) Azure
4 126 (17.14%) AWS Lambda
5 113 (15.37%) Amazon S3
6 112 (15.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 110 (14.97%) GCP
8 103 (14.01%) Amazon EC2
9 59 (8.03%) OpenShift
10 55 (7.48%) Amazon ECS
11 45 (6.12%) Amazon Kinesis
12 39 (5.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 33 (4.49%) GitHub
14 32 (4.35%) CloudFront
15 26 (3.54%) Route 53
16 25 (3.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (3.40%) Amazon SQS
17 22 (2.99%) Amazon EMR
18 19 (2.59%) Amazon EKS
19 17 (2.31%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.59%) Firewall
2 16 (2.18%) DNS
3 9 (1.22%) Skype
4 7 (0.95%) HTTP
4 7 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.82%) DHCP
6 3 (0.41%) Internet
6 3 (0.41%) SAN
7 2 (0.27%) NAS
7 2 (0.27%) Network Security
7 2 (0.27%) VPN
7 2 (0.27%) WAN
8 1 (0.14%) BGP
8 1 (0.14%) DSL
8 1 (0.14%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.14%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.14%) OSPF
8 1 (0.14%) Softswitch
8 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.75%) Amazon RDS
2 60 (8.16%) Big Data
3 54 (7.35%) Amazon Redshift
4 43 (5.85%) Relational Database
5 41 (5.58%) NoSQL
6 34 (4.63%) Amazon Athena
6 34 (4.63%) RDBMS
7 30 (4.08%) Amazon Aurora
8 25 (3.40%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 19 (2.59%) Data Lake
11 16 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (2.18%) SQL Server
12 15 (2.04%) MongoDB
12 15 (2.04%) MySQL
13 10 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.09%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.82%) Neo4j
15 6 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 167 (22.72%) Jenkins
2 64 (8.71%) Git (software)
3 59 (8.03%) RStudio
4 49 (6.67%) GitLab
5 32 (4.35%) JIRA
6 22 (2.99%) Artifactory
7 17 (2.31%) CircleCI
7 17 (2.31%) Travis CI
8 14 (1.90%) SonarQube
9 12 (1.63%) Maven
9 12 (1.63%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.50%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.36%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (1.09%) JUnit
14 7 (0.95%) Bitbucket Server
14 7 (0.95%) GoCD
15 6 (0.82%) Gradle
15 6 (0.82%) Mockito
16 5 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 245 (33.33%) Finance
2 123 (16.73%) Front Office
3 89 (12.11%) Banking
4 64 (8.71%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.77%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.63%) Marketing
7 9 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.09%) Retail
9 5 (0.68%) Games
9 5 (0.68%) Law
9 5 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (25.58%) Web Services
2 102 (13.88%) React
3 101 (13.74%) AngularJS
4 99 (13.47%) Vue.js
5 59 (8.03%) Node.js
6 45 (6.12%) J2EE
6 45 (6.12%) Kafka
7 33 (4.49%) .NET
8 25 (3.40%) gRPC
8 25 (3.40%) Protocol Buffers
9 24 (3.27%) .NET Core
10 23 (3.13%) ASP.NET
11 19 (2.59%) J2SE
12 17 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
13 16 (2.18%) ASP.NET Core
14 14 (1.90%) REST
15 13 (1.77%) Spring
16 12 (1.63%) GraphQL
16 12 (1.63%) Spring Boot
17 9 (1.22%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 117 (15.92%) Fixed Income
2 116 (15.78%) Derivative
3 103 (14.01%) Equities
4 99 (13.47%) Hedge funds
5 88 (11.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 35 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
8 31 (4.22%) Public Cloud
9 26 (3.54%) Cloud Native
10 21 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (2.45%) Reference Data
12 14 (1.90%) Data Centre
13 12 (1.63%) User Experience
14 11 (1.50%) Data Structures
15 10 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
16 9 (1.22%) Replication
17 8 (1.09%) Acoustics
18 7 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
19 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
19 4 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 143 (19.46%) Linux
2 54 (7.35%) Windows
3 23 (3.13%) Unix
4 18 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.54%) CentOS
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.27%) Android
9 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (62.04%) DevOps
2 259 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (25.17%) Software Engineering
4 170 (23.13%) Asset Management
5 122 (16.60%) Infrastructure as Code
6 101 (13.74%) Microservices
7 99 (13.47%) Investment Management
8 85 (11.56%) Decision-Making
9 77 (10.48%) Migration
10 70 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
11 64 (8.71%) Configuration Management
12 62 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (8.30%) Business Analysis
14 60 (8.16%) Open Source
15 48 (6.53%) Deployment Automation
15 48 (6.53%) ETL
16 45 (6.12%) Front End Development
17 44 (5.99%) Test Automation
18 43 (5.85%) Fintech
19 41 (5.58%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 379 (51.56%) Python
2 243 (33.06%) Java
3 123 (16.73%) JavaScript
4 86 (11.70%) SQL
5 55 (7.48%) C#
6 53 (7.21%) Bash Shell
7 52 (7.07%) R
8 40 (5.44%) Ruby
9 33 (4.49%) PowerShell
10 23 (3.13%) Go
10 23 (3.13%) Scala
11 18 (2.45%) PHP
12 14 (1.90%) Groovy
13 13 (1.77%) Perl
14 12 (1.63%) TypeScript
15 8 (1.09%) C++
16 6 (0.82%) Java 8
17 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.54%) Clojure
18 4 (0.54%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 70 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 51 (6.94%) AWS Certification
4 13 (1.77%) Degree
5 5 (0.68%) MCSA
5 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.41%) SANS
8 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.27%) CCNP
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.14%) CISM
9 1 (0.14%) CISSP
9 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.14%) PMP
9 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.45%) Data Quality
2 16 (2.18%) QA
3 4 (0.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
System Software
1 209 (28.44%) Docker
2 17 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.41%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.27%) HDFS
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 303 (41.22%) Terraform
2 255 (34.69%) Kubernetes
3 181 (24.63%) Ansible
4 77 (10.48%) Puppet
5 52 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.68%) logstash
6 5 (0.68%) SCCM
7 4 (0.54%) Kibana
7 4 (0.54%) Kubeflow
7 4 (0.54%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.54%) Rancher
7 4 (0.54%) Salt
8 3 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.41%) Grafana
9 2 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.27%) Istio
9 2 (0.27%) Packer
10 1 (0.14%) Consul
10 1 (0.14%) Graylog
10 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 92 (12.52%) Google
2 20 (2.72%) Microsoft
3 19 (2.59%) Oracle
4 18 (2.45%) Informatica
4 18 (2.45%) Tableau
5 12 (1.63%) SAP
6 11 (1.50%) VMware
7 9 (1.22%) IBM
7 9 (1.22%) IBM Sterling
8 8 (1.09%) Adobe
8 8 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.09%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 8 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.95%) Citrix
9 7 (0.95%) Talend
10 6 (0.82%) Splunk
11 4 (0.54%) Cisco
11 4 (0.54%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.54%) Cognos
11 4 (0.54%) Sybase