Period
to 1 December 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 1 December 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 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 145 207 211
Rank change year-on-year +62 +4 +36
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 563 965 1,288
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.80% 1.30% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.39% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 721 1,013
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £400 £425 £413
90th Percentile £713 £700 £668
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 28,915 69,535 88,795
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.55% 93.95% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,542 45,970 59,516
Median daily rate £475 £465 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +2.20% +1.11%
10th Percentile £259 £256 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +1.65% +1.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,253 2,564 2,750
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.31 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.36% +4.38% -1.03%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.17 £11.03
90th Percentile £55.93 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year +54.12% +8.14% -3.60%

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 December 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 December 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 +43 394 £550 -4.35% 87
North of England +93 83 £450 -11.33% 45
North West +61 63 £441 -16.00% 22
South East +112 39 £475 -13.64% 15
Yorkshire +53 13 £459 -8.30% 14
East of England +49 12 £450 +4.05% 12
South West +55 11 £525 -4.55% 5
Midlands +24 11 £403 -12.97% 18
West Midlands +37 7 £400 -20.00% 13
North East +34 7 £473 -6.44% 9
East Midlands +22 4 £405 -10.00% 5
AWS Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 1 December 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.

1 497 (88.28%) AWS
2 328 (58.26%) DevOps
3 307 (54.53%) Python
4 235 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
5 218 (38.72%) Terraform
6 209 (37.12%) Kubernetes
7 202 (35.88%) Docker
8 189 (33.57%) Software Engineering
9 187 (33.21%) Web Services
10 175 (31.08%) Finance
11 171 (30.37%) Java
12 168 (29.84%) Serverless
13 158 (28.06%) AWS Lambda
14 149 (26.47%) Asset Management
15 138 (24.51%) Microservices
16 129 (22.91%) Azure
17 116 (20.60%) Jenkins
18 115 (20.43%) Linux
19 108 (19.18%) Ansible
20 107 (19.01%) GCP
21 106 (18.83%) Hedge funds
22 104 (18.47%) AWS CloudFormation
23 103 (18.29%) Investment Management
24 100 (17.76%) SQL
25 99 (17.58%) Amazon ECS
26 98 (17.41%) Fixed Income
27 97 (17.23%) Banking
28 96 (17.05%) Front Office
29 89 (15.81%) Derivative
30 88 (15.63%) Google

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 (8.53%) Apache
2 24 (4.26%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.66%) Confluence
4 12 (2.13%) Jupyter
5 8 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.24%) nginx
7 5 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 497 (88.28%) AWS
2 168 (29.84%) Serverless
3 158 (28.06%) AWS Lambda
4 129 (22.91%) Azure
5 107 (19.01%) GCP
6 104 (18.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 99 (17.58%) Amazon ECS
8 82 (14.56%) Amazon EC2
9 77 (13.68%) Amazon S3
10 58 (10.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 46 (8.17%) OpenShift
12 38 (6.75%) Apigee
13 36 (6.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 33 (5.86%) Amazon EKS
15 32 (5.68%) GitHub
16 29 (5.15%) Amazon SQS
16 29 (5.15%) AWS CloudTrail
17 20 (3.55%) Amazon Kinesis
17 20 (3.55%) Route 53
18 17 (3.02%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.66%) DNS
2 10 (1.78%) Firewall
3 9 (1.60%) HTTP
4 5 (0.89%) DHCP
4 5 (0.89%) VPN
5 4 (0.71%) Network Security
6 3 (0.53%) SSH
7 2 (0.36%) FTP
7 2 (0.36%) Internet
7 2 (0.36%) Skype
7 2 (0.36%) SMTP
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.18%) IPsec
8 1 (0.18%) SAN
8 1 (0.18%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.18%) SSL
8 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.18%) WAN
8 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (14.56%) Amazon Redshift
2 72 (12.79%) MySQL
3 69 (12.26%) PostgreSQL
4 64 (11.37%) Amazon RDS
5 59 (10.48%) SQL Server
6 43 (7.64%) Relational Database
7 35 (6.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 35 (6.22%) NoSQL
8 34 (6.04%) Big Data
9 33 (5.86%) RDBMS
10 27 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (4.09%) Data Lake
12 22 (3.91%) Hadoop
13 21 (3.73%) Amazon Athena
13 21 (3.73%) Amazon Aurora
14 14 (2.49%) Apache Hive
15 12 (2.13%) Tableau
16 9 (1.60%) MongoDB
17 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
17 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 116 (20.60%) Jenkins
2 70 (12.43%) GitLab
3 61 (10.83%) Artifactory
4 50 (8.88%) Git (software)
5 31 (5.51%) RStudio
6 21 (3.73%) JIRA
7 19 (3.37%) SonarQube
8 13 (2.31%) Bitbucket
9 12 (2.13%) Maven
10 10 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (1.78%) JUnit
10 10 (1.78%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.60%) Gradle
12 8 (1.42%) Selenium
13 7 (1.24%) Bitbucket Server
13 7 (1.24%) Terragrunt
14 5 (0.89%) GoCD
14 5 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
16 3 (0.53%) CircleCI
General
1 175 (31.08%) Finance
2 97 (17.23%) Banking
3 96 (17.05%) Front Office
4 28 (4.97%) Public Sector
5 27 (4.80%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.31%) Retail
7 7 (1.24%) Advertising
7 7 (1.24%) Marketing
8 5 (0.89%) Games
9 3 (0.53%) Back Office
9 3 (0.53%) German Language
9 3 (0.53%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Electronics
10 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (33.21%) Web Services
2 67 (11.90%) React
3 64 (11.37%) AngularJS
4 60 (10.66%) Vue.js
5 56 (9.95%) gRPC
6 48 (8.53%) .NET
7 41 (7.28%) OAuth
8 38 (6.75%) Node.js
8 38 (6.75%) Swagger
9 34 (6.04%) .NET Core
10 32 (5.68%) ASP.NET
10 32 (5.68%) ASP.NET Core
11 29 (5.15%) J2EE
12 26 (4.62%) J2SE
13 25 (4.44%) REST
14 24 (4.26%) Spring
15 23 (4.09%) Kafka
16 20 (3.55%) RESTful
17 16 (2.84%) Dropwizard
18 14 (2.49%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 106 (18.83%) Hedge funds
2 98 (17.41%) Fixed Income
3 89 (15.81%) Derivative
4 84 (14.92%) Equities
5 67 (11.90%) Greenfield Project
6 59 (10.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (5.15%) Public Cloud
8 17 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (2.84%) Data Centre
10 14 (2.49%) Pricing Data
11 13 (2.31%) Cloud Native
11 13 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.24%) Blog
13 6 (1.07%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.07%) PKI
14 5 (0.89%) Reference Data
15 3 (0.53%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
15 3 (0.53%) Equity Derivative
15 3 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 115 (20.43%) Linux
2 22 (3.91%) Windows
3 21 (3.73%) Unix
4 15 (2.66%) CentOS
5 8 (1.42%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.07%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.71%) VMS
8 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.36%) Android
9 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (58.26%) DevOps
2 235 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (33.57%) Software Engineering
4 149 (26.47%) Asset Management
5 138 (24.51%) Microservices
6 103 (18.29%) Investment Management
7 85 (15.10%) Infrastructure as Code
8 80 (14.21%) Migration
9 61 (10.83%) TDD
10 54 (9.59%) Fintech
11 47 (8.35%) Decision-Making
12 42 (7.46%) Test Automation
13 37 (6.57%) Infrastructure Automation
14 35 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (5.15%) Deployment Automation
15 29 (5.15%) ETL
15 29 (5.15%) Portfolio Management
16 28 (4.97%) Configuration Management
17 27 (4.80%) Scrum
18 26 (4.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 307 (54.53%) Python
2 171 (30.37%) Java
3 100 (17.76%) SQL
4 80 (14.21%) JavaScript
5 75 (13.32%) Bash Shell
6 42 (7.46%) C#
7 29 (5.15%) PowerShell
8 26 (4.62%) R
9 19 (3.37%) Ruby
10 15 (2.66%) Java 8
11 9 (1.60%) Go
11 9 (1.60%) PHP
11 9 (1.60%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.42%) Scala
13 7 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.07%) C++
15 4 (0.71%) Perl
16 2 (0.36%) C
16 2 (0.36%) Groovy
16 2 (0.36%) Korn
Qualifications
1 82 (14.56%) SC Cleared
1 82 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.99%) AWS Certification
3 4 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (0.71%) Degree
4 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.53%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.36%) CCNA
5 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.18%) CCNP
6 1 (0.18%) CISSP
6 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.51%) QA
2 5 (0.89%) SLA
3 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.18%) NIST
System Software
1 202 (35.88%) Docker
2 11 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (1.07%) HDFS
4 2 (0.36%) Varnish
4 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 218 (38.72%) Terraform
2 209 (37.12%) Kubernetes
3 108 (19.18%) Ansible
4 44 (7.82%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (7.46%) Puppet
6 23 (4.09%) Packer
7 13 (2.31%) Consul
8 10 (1.78%) Grafana
8 10 (1.78%) Prometheus
9 6 (1.07%) Nagios
9 6 (1.07%) PingFederate
10 5 (0.89%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.71%) Istio
11 4 (0.71%) Kibana
12 3 (0.53%) Nessus
12 3 (0.53%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.53%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 88 (15.63%) Google
2 61 (10.83%) Oracle
3 14 (2.49%) Sybase
4 13 (2.31%) Microsoft
5 12 (2.13%) Splunk
6 10 (1.78%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.24%) Cisco
8 5 (0.89%) Cloudera
8 5 (0.89%) Dynatrace
9 3 (0.53%) Informatica
9 3 (0.53%) Palo Alto
9 3 (0.53%) Sage
9 3 (0.53%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.53%) Talend
9 3 (0.53%) VMware
10 2 (0.36%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.36%) Juniper
10 2 (0.36%) New Relic
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.36%) Zscaler