Period
to 19 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 204 273
Rank change year-on-year +7 +69 +126
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,086 1,316 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.41% 1.40% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.47% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 1,023 755
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £407
90th Percentile £688 £663 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 72,568 89,254 86,765
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 94.72% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,219 59,427 57,536
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,494 2,822 2,548
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.06 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -3.44% +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.64 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +3.89%

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in England

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in England

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in England

AWS Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS Engineer in England

AWS Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 October 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 +15 726 £575 +4.55% 127
North of England +37 102 £511 +9.95% 34
South East -10 86 £540 +2.86% 22
North West +36 74 £525 +5.00% 18
South West +12 71 £550 +12.82% 10
Midlands +18 67 £463 -7.50% 8
West Midlands +16 39 £505 +1.00% 6
East of England -2 34 £520 -5.45% 11
East Midlands +20 28 £450 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire +9 18 £500 +6.44% 15
North East +4 10 £500 +27.39% 1
AWS Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 England region featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 910 (83.79%) AWS
2 712 (65.56%) DevOps
3 508 (46.78%) Terraform
4 507 (46.69%) Python
5 435 (40.06%) Docker
6 403 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
7 371 (34.16%) Linux
8 369 (33.98%) Ansible
9 354 (32.60%) Java
10 351 (32.32%) Kubernetes
11 347 (31.95%) Jenkins
12 252 (23.20%) Serverless
13 235 (21.64%) Finance
14 229 (21.09%) Amazon S3
15 228 (20.99%) AWS Lambda
16 210 (19.34%) Git (software)
17 194 (17.86%) Puppet
18 190 (17.50%) Web Services
19 189 (17.40%) Amazon EC2
20 186 (17.13%) Configuration Management
21 179 (16.48%) Software Engineering
22 176 (16.21%) Azure
23 167 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
24 161 (14.83%) Infrastructure as Code
25 157 (14.46%) Microservices
26 142 (13.08%) Opscode Chef
27 137 (12.62%) SQL
28 133 (12.25%) Amazon RDS
29 126 (11.60%) Migration
30 125 (11.51%) Continuous Integration

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 87 (8.01%) Apache Spark
2 49 (4.51%) Confluence
3 45 (4.14%) Apache
4 20 (1.84%) Apache Airflow
4 20 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.47%) nginx
6 12 (1.10%) IIS
7 6 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.37%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.28%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.28%) SAS
10 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.18%) Jetty
11 2 (0.18%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (0.74%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.092%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.092%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.092%) Magento
2 1 (0.092%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 910 (83.79%) AWS
2 252 (23.20%) Serverless
3 229 (21.09%) Amazon S3
4 228 (20.99%) AWS Lambda
5 189 (17.40%) Amazon EC2
6 176 (16.21%) Azure
7 167 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 113 (10.41%) GCP
9 100 (9.21%) GitHub
10 88 (8.10%) Amazon ECS
10 88 (8.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 80 (7.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 66 (6.08%) Amazon SQS
13 64 (5.89%) Route 53
14 60 (5.52%) Amazon Kinesis
15 58 (5.34%) Amazon ELB
15 58 (5.34%) CloudFront
16 44 (4.05%) OpenShift
17 42 (3.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 40 (3.68%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.59%) VPN
2 36 (3.31%) Firewall
3 25 (2.30%) HTTP
4 24 (2.21%) DNS
5 16 (1.47%) Internet
5 16 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.01%) SSL
7 10 (0.92%) WAN
8 9 (0.83%) DHCP
9 6 (0.55%) Network Security
10 5 (0.46%) BGP
10 5 (0.46%) OpenVPN
10 5 (0.46%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.37%) FTP
11 4 (0.37%) Skype
12 3 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.28%) IPsec
13 2 (0.18%) EIGRP
13 2 (0.18%) LAN
13 2 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (12.25%) Amazon RDS
2 80 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
3 79 (7.27%) Big Data
4 73 (6.72%) Amazon Redshift
5 55 (5.06%) NoSQL
6 54 (4.97%) Hadoop
6 54 (4.97%) SQL Server
7 52 (4.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 45 (4.14%) Amazon Athena
8 45 (4.14%) MySQL
9 41 (3.78%) Relational Database
10 35 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (2.85%) RDBMS
12 29 (2.67%) Amazon Aurora
13 23 (2.12%) MongoDB
14 21 (1.93%) Data Lake
15 14 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (1.29%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.92%) Snowflake Schema
17 9 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 347 (31.95%) Jenkins
2 210 (19.34%) Git (software)
3 78 (7.18%) JIRA
4 65 (5.99%) GitLab
5 53 (4.88%) Bitbucket
6 44 (4.05%) Artifactory
7 43 (3.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 35 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 21 (1.93%) TeamCity
9 21 (1.93%) Travis CI
10 19 (1.75%) CircleCI
11 11 (1.01%) JUnit
12 10 (0.92%) Gradle
13 9 (0.83%) Bitbucket Server
13 9 (0.83%) Maven
13 9 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.74%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.64%) IntelliJ
15 7 (0.64%) SonarQube
15 7 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 235 (21.64%) Finance
2 64 (5.89%) Front Office
3 56 (5.16%) Banking
4 29 (2.67%) Retail
5 17 (1.57%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.10%) Legal
7 8 (0.74%) Games
7 8 (0.74%) Law
8 7 (0.64%) Publishing
9 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.46%) Marketing
10 3 (0.28%) Automotive
10 3 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.28%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.092%) Billing
12 1 (0.092%) Electronics
12 1 (0.092%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.092%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (17.50%) Web Services
2 119 (10.96%) Node.js
3 81 (7.46%) Kafka
4 65 (5.99%) J2EE
5 62 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 57 (5.25%) React
7 46 (4.24%) .NET
8 25 (2.30%) PySpark
9 24 (2.21%) Elastic Stack
10 21 (1.93%) J2SE
11 19 (1.75%) JSON
12 18 (1.66%) REST
13 17 (1.57%) Pandas
14 14 (1.29%) Dropwizard
14 14 (1.29%) gRPC
15 13 (1.20%) RESTful
16 12 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
17 11 (1.01%) Lambda Expressions
18 10 (0.92%) Spring Boot
18 10 (0.92%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.80%) Fixed Income
2 57 (5.25%) Derivative
2 57 (5.25%) Public Cloud
3 56 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
4 46 (4.24%) Cloud Native
5 33 (3.04%) Linux Command Line
6 18 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (1.47%) Data Centre
7 16 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
9 14 (1.29%) PKI
9 14 (1.29%) Pricing Data
10 12 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
11 9 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.83%) Hedge funds
11 9 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (0.74%) Clustering
12 8 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (0.64%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 371 (34.16%) Linux
2 123 (11.33%) Windows
3 68 (6.26%) Unix
4 46 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.66%) CentOS
7 13 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.46%) Debian
11 4 (0.37%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.18%) AIX
12 2 (0.18%) Android
12 2 (0.18%) VMS
13 1 (0.092%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.092%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.092%) Fedora
13 1 (0.092%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.092%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.092%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 712 (65.56%) DevOps
2 403 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (17.13%) Configuration Management
4 179 (16.48%) Software Engineering
5 161 (14.83%) Infrastructure as Code
6 157 (14.46%) Microservices
7 126 (11.60%) Migration
8 125 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
9 103 (9.48%) Asset Management
10 101 (9.30%) Scrum
11 82 (7.55%) Analytics
12 78 (7.18%) Mentoring
13 62 (5.71%) Fintech
13 62 (5.71%) Investment Management
14 56 (5.16%) Open Source
15 55 (5.06%) ETL
16 52 (4.79%) Front End Development
17 51 (4.70%) Computer Science
17 51 (4.70%) TDD
18 49 (4.51%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 507 (46.69%) Python
2 354 (32.60%) Java
3 137 (12.62%) SQL
4 123 (11.33%) Bash Shell
5 108 (9.94%) JavaScript
6 84 (7.73%) PowerShell
7 70 (6.45%) C#
8 66 (6.08%) Ruby
9 60 (5.52%) Scala
10 56 (5.16%) C++
11 45 (4.14%) Go
12 44 (4.05%) Perl
13 39 (3.59%) Shell Script
14 33 (3.04%) PHP
15 18 (1.66%) R
16 16 (1.47%) Groovy
17 13 (1.20%) Java 8
18 5 (0.46%) Clojure
18 5 (0.46%) Kotlin
19 4 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 100 (9.21%) AWS Certification
3 84 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.96%) Degree
5 12 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.64%) CISSP
7 6 (0.55%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.55%) RHCE
8 5 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.46%) MCSA
8 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.18%) CISA
10 2 (0.18%) CISM
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.20%) QA
2 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.64%) NIST
4 6 (0.55%) GDPR
4 6 (0.55%) SLA
5 3 (0.28%) COBIT
6 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.18%) NCSC
6 2 (0.18%) PSD2
7 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.092%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 435 (40.06%) Docker
2 25 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.46%) HDFS
7 2 (0.18%) PowerDNS
7 2 (0.18%) vSphere
7 2 (0.18%) Xen
8 1 (0.092%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.092%) KVM
8 1 (0.092%) LXC
8 1 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.092%) vCloud
8 1 (0.092%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.092%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 508 (46.78%) Terraform
2 369 (33.98%) Ansible
3 351 (32.32%) Kubernetes
4 194 (17.86%) Puppet
5 142 (13.08%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (5.16%) Packer
7 28 (2.58%) Consul
8 16 (1.47%) Prometheus
9 14 (1.29%) Docker Swarm
10 13 (1.20%) Grafana
10 13 (1.20%) Salt
11 10 (0.92%) Nagios
11 10 (0.92%) Suricata
11 10 (0.92%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.55%) Rancher
12 6 (0.55%) SCCM
13 5 (0.46%) Istio
13 5 (0.46%) Kibana
13 5 (0.46%) Mesos
13 5 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (4.97%) Splunk
2 49 (4.51%) Bloomberg
2 49 (4.51%) Google
2 49 (4.51%) Reuters
3 42 (3.87%) Oracle
4 40 (3.68%) Red Hat
5 32 (2.95%) Atlassian
6 30 (2.76%) Microsoft
7 27 (2.49%) SAP
8 25 (2.30%) Informatica
9 24 (2.21%) IBM
10 23 (2.12%) IBM Sterling
11 21 (1.93%) New Relic
11 21 (1.93%) Tableau
12 18 (1.66%) VMware
13 16 (1.47%) AppDynamics
13 16 (1.47%) Sybase
14 11 (1.01%) Qualys
15 9 (0.83%) Cloudera
16 8 (0.74%) CheckPoint