Period
to 18 May 2021

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 156 197
Rank change year-on-year -12 +41 +12
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 707 756 1,247
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.55% 1.71% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.82% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 655 917
10th Percentile £412 £413 £425
25th Percentile £463 £488 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £606 £650 £625
90th Percentile £660 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
UK median hourly rate - - £41.75

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 42,261 41,596 79,538
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.80% 93.88% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,215 28,024 53,967
10th Percentile £288 £250 £275
25th Percentile £388 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £659 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.22% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,431 1,497 2,333
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.26 £14.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% +2.70% +5.68%
75th Percentile £43.75 £37.50 £40.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.00% +5.56% +2.86%

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 -31 449 £550 -1.57% 99
North of England +29 100 £475 -9.52% 43
North West +14 67 £475 -9.52% 18
South East +10 35 £475 -9.52% 12
South West +23 34 £516 -1.67% 10
Yorkshire +31 32 £459 -8.30% 21
East of England +9 17 £448 +5.29% 19
Midlands -12 8 £445 +4.71% 16
West Midlands +3 7 £490 +12.00% 14
North East +14 1 £415 -53.24% 4
East Midlands -5 1 £396 -6.82% 2
AWS Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 596 (84.30%) AWS
2 385 (54.46%) DevOps
3 338 (47.81%) Terraform
4 278 (39.32%) Python
5 217 (30.69%) Kubernetes
6 201 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
7 185 (26.17%) Ansible
8 171 (24.19%) Docker
9 159 (22.49%) Linux
10 158 (22.35%) Serverless
11 142 (20.08%) AWS Lambda
12 117 (16.55%) Infrastructure as Code
13 113 (15.98%) Amazon S3
14 108 (15.28%) Security Cleared
14 108 (15.28%) Java
14 108 (15.28%) Migration
15 105 (14.85%) Jenkins
16 104 (14.71%) Software Engineering
17 98 (13.86%) SC Cleared
18 95 (13.44%) Amazon EC2
19 94 (13.30%) AWS CloudFormation
19 94 (13.30%) SQL
20 84 (11.88%) Azure
20 84 (11.88%) Git (software)
21 77 (10.89%) Finance
22 75 (10.61%) Social Skills
23 71 (10.04%) Amazon RDS
24 70 (9.90%) Web Services
25 69 (9.76%) Microservices
26 58 (8.20%) JIRA

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 48 (6.79%) Apache Spark
2 32 (4.53%) Confluence
3 21 (2.97%) Apache
4 17 (2.40%) nginx
5 15 (2.12%) Apache Airflow
6 10 (1.41%) SAS
7 9 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.85%) JBoss
8 6 (0.85%) Jupyter
8 6 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (0.85%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.28%) Luigi
9 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) Documentum
10 1 (0.14%) Drupal
10 1 (0.14%) IIS
10 1 (0.14%) Jetty
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.14%) SPSS
2 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.14%) Magento
1 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 596 (84.30%) AWS
2 158 (22.35%) Serverless
3 142 (20.08%) AWS Lambda
4 113 (15.98%) Amazon S3
5 95 (13.44%) Amazon EC2
6 94 (13.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 84 (11.88%) Azure
8 56 (7.92%) GitHub
9 50 (7.07%) Amazon EKS
10 45 (6.36%) Amazon ECS
11 44 (6.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 42 (5.94%) PaaS
13 39 (5.52%) GCP
14 37 (5.23%) Amazon EMR
15 32 (4.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 29 (4.10%) IaaS
17 28 (3.96%) Amazon Kinesis
17 28 (3.96%) CloudFront
17 28 (3.96%) Route 53
18 24 (3.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.55%) DNS
2 11 (1.56%) VPN
3 10 (1.41%) Firewall
4 7 (0.99%) SSL
5 5 (0.71%) Internet
6 4 (0.57%) HTTP
7 3 (0.42%) DHCP
7 3 (0.42%) DSL
7 3 (0.42%) Network Security
7 3 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.28%) MQTT
8 2 (0.28%) SAN
8 2 (0.28%) Skype
8 2 (0.28%) SMTP
8 2 (0.28%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.14%) FTP
9 1 (0.14%) SMS
9 1 (0.14%) SNMP
9 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.04%) Amazon RDS
2 58 (8.20%) Amazon Redshift
3 55 (7.78%) Big Data
4 52 (7.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 43 (6.08%) Amazon Athena
5 43 (6.08%) Data Lake
6 41 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (5.37%) Hadoop
8 33 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (3.68%) NoSQL
10 24 (3.39%) MySQL
11 21 (2.97%) Tableau
12 20 (2.83%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.56%) Apache Hive
13 11 (1.56%) Snowflake Schema
13 11 (1.56%) SQL Server
14 10 (1.41%) Looker
15 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.99%) Parquet
16 6 (0.85%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 105 (14.85%) Jenkins
2 84 (11.88%) Git (software)
3 58 (8.20%) JIRA
4 36 (5.09%) GitLab
5 11 (1.56%) Maven
6 9 (1.27%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.13%) Postman
7 8 (1.13%) SonarQube
8 7 (0.99%) Gradle
8 7 (0.99%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.71%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.71%) CircleCI
10 5 (0.71%) RStudio
10 5 (0.71%) Travis CI
General
1 77 (10.89%) Finance
2 75 (10.61%) Social Skills
3 55 (7.78%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.54%) Banking
5 23 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (2.69%) Front Office
7 16 (2.26%) Marketing
8 15 (2.12%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.70%) Electronics
11 6 (0.85%) Games
11 6 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.85%) Retail
12 4 (0.57%) Advertising
12 4 (0.57%) Law
12 4 (0.57%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (0.42%) Legal
14 2 (0.28%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (9.90%) Web Services
2 49 (6.93%) .NET
3 45 (6.36%) Node.js
4 39 (5.52%) Kafka
5 27 (3.82%) React
6 19 (2.69%) PySpark
7 17 (2.40%) .NET Core
7 17 (2.40%) AngularJS
8 16 (2.26%) Vue.js
9 15 (2.12%) Lambda Expressions
10 14 (1.98%) ASP.NET
10 14 (1.98%) ASP.NET Core
10 14 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (1.70%) JSON
11 12 (1.70%) RESTful
11 12 (1.70%) YAML
12 10 (1.41%) Spring
13 9 (1.27%) Spring Boot
13 9 (1.27%) XML
14 8 (1.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (4.38%) Cloud Native
3 28 (3.96%) Public Cloud
4 25 (3.54%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (2.69%) Hedge funds
7 17 (2.40%) Equities
7 17 (2.40%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.98%) Derivative
9 10 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.71%) PKI
14 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.57%) User Experience
15 3 (0.42%) NHS
15 3 (0.42%) Replication
15 3 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 159 (22.49%) Linux
2 42 (5.94%) Windows
3 11 (1.56%) Unix
4 9 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.85%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.71%) CentOS
6 5 (0.71%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (54.46%) DevOps
2 201 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (16.55%) Infrastructure as Code
4 108 (15.28%) Migration
5 104 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 69 (9.76%) Microservices
7 56 (7.92%) Scrum
8 50 (7.07%) Data Pipeline
8 50 (7.07%) ETL
9 43 (6.08%) Analytics
9 43 (6.08%) Configuration Management
9 43 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 37 (5.23%) Test Automation
11 35 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (4.95%) TDD
12 34 (4.81%) Open Source
13 33 (4.67%) Data Engineering
14 32 (4.53%) Infrastructure Automation
15 30 (4.24%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 278 (39.32%) Python
2 108 (15.28%) Java
3 94 (13.30%) SQL
4 45 (6.36%) JavaScript
5 44 (6.22%) PowerShell
6 40 (5.66%) C#
7 34 (4.81%) Scala
8 30 (4.24%) Bash Shell
9 25 (3.54%) Go
10 22 (3.11%) TypeScript
11 21 (2.97%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.12%) Ruby
13 14 (1.98%) R
14 10 (1.41%) Groovy
15 9 (1.27%) PHP
16 6 (0.85%) Java 8
17 5 (0.71%) C
17 5 (0.71%) C++
17 5 (0.71%) Kotlin
18 2 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 108 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 98 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 53 (7.50%) AWS Certification
4 11 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.27%) Degree
6 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.42%) CISSP
9 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.14%) CCIE
10 1 (0.14%) CEH
10 1 (0.14%) CISA
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CISM
10 1 (0.14%) RHCA
10 1 (0.14%) RHCE
10 1 (0.14%) SANS
10 1 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.54%) QA
2 6 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.57%) GDPR
4 3 (0.42%) SLA
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) PSD2
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 171 (24.19%) Docker
2 11 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.57%) Squid
6 2 (0.28%) Varnish
6 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 338 (47.81%) Terraform
2 217 (30.69%) Kubernetes
3 185 (26.17%) Ansible
4 48 (6.79%) Puppet
5 43 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (2.55%) Packer
7 11 (1.56%) Prometheus
8 10 (1.41%) Istio
9 6 (0.85%) Grafana
10 3 (0.42%) Argo
10 3 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.42%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.42%) Nagios
10 3 (0.42%) QRadar
10 3 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.28%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.28%) linkerd
11 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.14%) CASB
12 1 (0.14%) Kustomize
Vendors
1 27 (3.82%) Splunk
2 24 (3.39%) Google
3 19 (2.69%) VMware
4 17 (2.40%) Informatica
5 16 (2.26%) SAP
6 14 (1.98%) Microsoft
7 12 (1.70%) Oracle
8 10 (1.41%) New Relic
9 9 (1.27%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.13%) Talend
11 6 (0.85%) Databricks
12 5 (0.71%) Adobe
12 5 (0.71%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.57%) Dynatrace
13 4 (0.57%) Fortinet
13 4 (0.57%) Hortonworks
13 4 (0.57%) IBM
13 4 (0.57%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.42%) Carbon Black
14 3 (0.42%) Zscaler