Period
to 28 November 2021

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £574 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 147 211
Rank change year-on-year -5 +64 +2
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,256 549 966
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.79% 1.81% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.95% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,014 489 713
10th Percentile £425 £408 £425
25th Percentile £488 £463 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £574 £538 £550
Median % change year-on-year +6.74% -2.27% -
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £713 £713 £700
UK median daily rate £565 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +7.62% -4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £61.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £61.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +52.50% - -

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 65,574 28,091 70,154
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 92.61% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,491 19,388 47,469
10th Percentile £300 £258 £256
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £467
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.71% +3.78%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,937 1,010 2,426
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.06 £13.77
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +21.62% +5.71%
75th Percentile £45.63 £45.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £62.25 £55.06 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.32% +6.86%

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 28 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS Engineer in England over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 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 -26 795 £575 +4.55% 163
North of England -22 135 £519 +15.28% 53
North West -40 76 £500 +11.11% 34
South East -61 68 £550 +15.79% 21
Yorkshire -20 37 £525 +10.53% 15
Midlands -50 34 £475 +18.75% 18
South West -30 31 £522 -0.52% 14
East of England -32 29 £538 - 14
West Midlands -45 24 £475 +18.75% 13
North East +5 22 £550 +10.55% 4
East Midlands -26 8 £515 +31.97% 5
AWS Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1,084 (86.31%) AWS
2 707 (56.29%) Terraform
3 682 (54.30%) DevOps
4 521 (41.48%) Python
5 394 (31.37%) Docker
6 382 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
7 376 (29.94%) Serverless
8 339 (26.99%) Kubernetes
9 306 (24.36%) AWS Lambda
10 282 (22.45%) Web Services
11 277 (22.05%) Infrastructure as Code
12 270 (21.50%) Finance
13 241 (19.19%) Software Engineering
14 237 (18.87%) Azure
15 229 (18.23%) Amazon S3
16 208 (16.56%) AWS CloudFormation
17 191 (15.21%) Linux
18 186 (14.81%) Java
18 186 (14.81%) Jenkins
19 181 (14.41%) Amazon EC2
20 176 (14.01%) React
21 175 (13.93%) JavaScript
22 170 (13.54%) Ansible
23 168 (13.38%) TypeScript
24 162 (12.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
24 162 (12.90%) Full Stack Development
25 159 (12.66%) Asset Management
26 154 (12.26%) Amazon RDS
27 142 (11.31%) SQL
28 136 (10.83%) Front Office

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 59 (4.70%) Apache Spark
2 52 (4.14%) Apache Airflow
3 49 (3.90%) Apache
4 48 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.59%) Confluence
6 12 (0.96%) nginx
7 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.48%) Jupyter
8 6 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.40%) Luigi
10 4 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.32%) JBoss
10 4 (0.32%) Traefik
11 3 (0.24%) CMS
12 2 (0.16%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.16%) WordPress
13 1 (0.080%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.080%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.080%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.080%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.72%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.080%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.080%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,084 (86.31%) AWS
2 376 (29.94%) Serverless
3 306 (24.36%) AWS Lambda
4 237 (18.87%) Azure
5 229 (18.23%) Amazon S3
6 208 (16.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 181 (14.41%) Amazon EC2
8 122 (9.71%) GCP
9 107 (8.52%) Amazon EKS
10 106 (8.44%) Amazon ECS
11 105 (8.36%) GitHub
12 95 (7.56%) Amazon SQS
13 86 (6.85%) AWS Step Functions
13 86 (6.85%) PaaS
14 82 (6.53%) IaaS
15 77 (6.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 71 (5.65%) Amazon EMR
16 71 (5.65%) Route 53
17 67 (5.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 46 (3.66%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.79%) DNS
2 32 (2.55%) Firewall
3 20 (1.59%) Network Security
3 20 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.43%) VPN
5 13 (1.04%) Internet
6 11 (0.88%) HTTP
6 11 (0.88%) SSL
7 6 (0.48%) MVNO
8 5 (0.40%) BGP
8 5 (0.40%) LAN
9 4 (0.32%) FTP
9 4 (0.32%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.32%) OSPF
9 4 (0.32%) WAN
10 3 (0.24%) DSL
10 3 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.24%) IPsec
10 3 (0.24%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (12.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 154 (12.26%) Amazon RDS
3 68 (5.41%) Amazon Redshift
4 61 (4.86%) Hadoop
5 57 (4.54%) Big Data
6 53 (4.22%) Amazon Athena
7 38 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (2.31%) MySQL
9 28 (2.23%) NoSQL
10 27 (2.15%) Data Lake
11 26 (2.07%) SQL Server
12 24 (1.91%) Apache Ignite
13 22 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (1.75%) Relational Database
14 18 (1.43%) Amazon Aurora
15 15 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (1.11%) MongoDB
16 14 (1.11%) Power BI
17 10 (0.80%) Tableau
18 7 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 186 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 124 (9.87%) Git (software)
3 107 (8.52%) GitLab
4 42 (3.34%) Terragrunt
5 39 (3.11%) JIRA
6 26 (2.07%) Bitbucket
7 23 (1.83%) Artifactory
8 18 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (1.27%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.96%) SonarQube
11 10 (0.80%) Gradle
12 9 (0.72%) CircleCI
13 6 (0.48%) git-flow
13 6 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.40%) Locust
14 5 (0.40%) Selenium
15 4 (0.32%) Postman
15 4 (0.32%) RStudio
15 4 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 270 (21.50%) Finance
2 136 (10.83%) Front Office
3 113 (9.00%) Social Skills
4 67 (5.33%) Public Sector
5 34 (2.71%) Retail
6 32 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (1.99%) Banking
8 23 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
10 16 (1.27%) Legal
11 13 (1.04%) Law
12 11 (0.88%) Billing
12 11 (0.88%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.80%) Marketing
14 6 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.40%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.32%) Back Office
16 4 (0.32%) Electronics
16 4 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (22.45%) Web Services
2 176 (14.01%) React
3 125 (9.95%) Node.js
4 75 (5.97%) Kafka
5 63 (5.02%) Material-UI
6 39 (3.11%) AngularJS
7 35 (2.79%) Vue.js
8 29 (2.31%) GraphQL
9 27 (2.15%) gRPC
10 26 (2.07%) PySpark
11 24 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
11 24 (1.91%) Lambda Expressions
11 24 (1.91%) REST
12 23 (1.83%) .NET
13 15 (1.19%) Spring
13 15 (1.19%) YAML
14 14 (1.11%) Protocol Buffers
15 13 (1.04%) Spring Boot
16 12 (0.96%) JSON
17 10 (0.80%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.73%) Equities
2 60 (4.78%) Cloud Native
3 43 (3.42%) Fixed Income
3 43 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 43 (3.42%) Public Cloud
4 39 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (2.95%) Hedge funds
6 33 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 30 (2.39%) Data Protection Act
8 29 (2.31%) Derivative
9 14 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.96%) PKI
12 11 (0.88%) User Experience
13 10 (0.80%) iPad
13 10 (0.80%) NHS
14 9 (0.72%) Legacy Applications
15 8 (0.64%) Legacy Systems
16 7 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
16 7 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 191 (15.21%) Linux
2 73 (5.81%) Windows
3 38 (3.03%) Unix
4 32 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.27%) CentOS
6 13 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
8 5 (0.40%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.32%) Debian
9 4 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.16%) VMS
10 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.080%) Alpine Linux
11 1 (0.080%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.080%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (54.30%) DevOps
2 382 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (22.05%) Infrastructure as Code
4 241 (19.19%) Software Engineering
5 162 (12.90%) Full Stack Development
6 159 (12.66%) Asset Management
7 127 (10.11%) Microservices
8 115 (9.16%) Investment Management
9 107 (8.52%) Analytics
10 103 (8.20%) Migration
11 93 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
12 75 (5.97%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 73 (5.81%) Scrum
14 64 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 53 (4.22%) Configuration Management
16 50 (3.98%) Data Engineering
16 50 (3.98%) SDLC
17 48 (3.82%) Data Protection
18 47 (3.74%) Test Automation
19 44 (3.50%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 521 (41.48%) Python
2 186 (14.81%) Java
3 175 (13.93%) JavaScript
4 168 (13.38%) TypeScript
5 142 (11.31%) SQL
6 128 (10.19%) Bash Shell
7 74 (5.89%) PowerShell
8 39 (3.11%) Go
9 31 (2.47%) Scala
10 29 (2.31%) Shell Script
11 28 (2.23%) Kotlin
12 26 (2.07%) Ruby
13 24 (1.91%) C#
14 14 (1.11%) Groovy
15 7 (0.56%) PHP
16 5 (0.40%) Java 11
16 5 (0.40%) Java 8
16 5 (0.40%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.40%) R
17 4 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 94 (7.48%) AWS Certification
2 92 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 73 (5.81%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.79%) Degree
5 26 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (1.11%) RHCE
8 11 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.72%) CCNP
10 6 (0.48%) CCNA
11 2 (0.16%) CCIE
12 1 (0.080%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.080%) CISSP
12 1 (0.080%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.080%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.080%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.99%) QA
2 18 (1.43%) GDPR
3 14 (1.11%) SLA
4 6 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.080%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.080%) IFRS
6 1 (0.080%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.080%) NCSC
6 1 (0.080%) PSD2
6 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 394 (31.37%) Docker
2 24 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.24%) HDFS
5 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.080%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.080%) KVM
7 1 (0.080%) pfSense
7 1 (0.080%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 707 (56.29%) Terraform
2 339 (26.99%) Kubernetes
3 170 (13.54%) Ansible
4 104 (8.28%) Prometheus
5 69 (5.49%) Puppet
6 65 (5.18%) Grafana
7 40 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (1.83%) Packer
9 13 (1.04%) Kibana
10 11 (0.88%) HAProxy
11 8 (0.64%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.48%) Consul
13 6 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 6 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 4 (0.32%) NetBackup
15 3 (0.24%) BladeLogic
15 3 (0.24%) Istio
15 3 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
15 3 (0.24%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 45 (3.58%) Splunk
2 31 (2.47%) Microsoft
2 31 (2.47%) Red Hat
3 30 (2.39%) VMware
4 28 (2.23%) Oracle
5 22 (1.75%) Google
6 19 (1.51%) Informatica
7 13 (1.04%) Brio
8 11 (0.88%) Cisco
8 11 (0.88%) New Relic
9 8 (0.64%) Databricks
9 8 (0.64%) NetApp
10 7 (0.56%) Hortonworks
11 6 (0.48%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.48%) SAP
12 5 (0.40%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.40%) ATG
12 5 (0.40%) Citrix
12 5 (0.40%) IBM