Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 344 576
Rank change year-on-year +129 +232 +41
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,123 590 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.22% 0.67% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.71% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 483 242
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £425 £408 £350
90th Percentile £650 £595 £613
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 86,860 83,617 94,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.74% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,250 54,901 61,259
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,577 2,931 3,500
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily 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 18 February 2018. 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 +51 779 £550 +10.00% 108
South East +64 132 £500 +7.30% 24
North of England +80 85 £500 +2.56% 20
South West +59 64 £500 +11.11% 10
North West +45 52 £500 +5.26% 15
Midlands +37 41 £500 - 7
Yorkshire +14 28 £500 - 3
East Midlands +24 27 £488 -7.14% 4
East of England -12 20 £550 +25.71% 16
West Midlands +9 12 £563 +13.64% 3
North East +47 5 £375 -25.00% 2
AWS Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 920 (81.92%) Amazon AWS
2 861 (76.67%) DevOps
3 574 (51.11%) Linux
4 500 (44.52%) Python
5 471 (41.94%) Ansible
6 460 (40.96%) Docker
7 435 (38.74%) Jenkins
8 379 (33.75%) Terraform
9 376 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
10 344 (30.63%) Puppet
11 321 (28.58%) Java
12 277 (24.67%) Opscode Chef
13 234 (20.84%) Kubernetes
14 233 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
15 227 (20.21%) Ruby
16 221 (19.68%) Configuration Management
17 202 (17.99%) Bash Shell
18 201 (17.90%) Git (software)
19 196 (17.45%) Web Services
20 184 (16.38%) AWS CloudFormation
21 169 (15.05%) Amazon EC2
22 151 (13.45%) Continuous Delivery
23 148 (13.18%) Amazon S3
24 143 (12.73%) Migration
25 138 (12.29%) Finance
26 136 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
27 127 (11.31%) Windows
28 122 (10.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 121 (10.77%) Unix
30 119 (10.60%) Serverless

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 64 (5.70%) Apache
1 64 (5.70%) Confluence
2 55 (4.90%) Tomcat
3 54 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
4 49 (4.36%) Apache Spark
5 43 (3.83%) nginx
6 38 (3.38%) IIS
7 30 (2.67%) OpenStack
8 25 (2.23%) JBoss
9 24 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.89%) SAS
12 7 (0.62%) CMS
12 7 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.53%) Mule
14 5 (0.45%) Mule ESB
15 4 (0.36%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.36%) Jetty
15 4 (0.36%) Mongrel
15 4 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (0.89%) HipChat
2 3 (0.27%) Stata
3 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Magento
2 3 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.089%) Summit
4 1 (0.089%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 920 (81.92%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (16.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 169 (15.05%) Amazon EC2
4 148 (13.18%) Amazon S3
5 136 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 119 (10.60%) Serverless
7 106 (9.44%) AWS Lambda
8 93 (8.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 86 (7.66%) GitHub
10 66 (5.88%) Route 53
11 60 (5.34%) Amazon ELB
11 60 (5.34%) PaaS
12 57 (5.08%) OpenShift
13 49 (4.36%) IaaS
14 48 (4.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 47 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
16 33 (2.94%) SaaS
17 21 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
18 20 (1.78%) Amazon Kinesis
19 18 (1.60%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.27%) Firewall
2 46 (4.10%) TCP/IP
3 41 (3.65%) DNS
4 38 (3.38%) HTTP
5 36 (3.21%) VPN
6 22 (1.96%) SSL
7 19 (1.69%) Internet
8 18 (1.60%) WAN
9 17 (1.51%) DHCP
9 17 (1.51%) Network Security
10 13 (1.16%) SAN
11 12 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (1.07%) LAN
12 11 (0.98%) SMTP
13 10 (0.89%) SMS
14 8 (0.71%) FTP
15 7 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (0.62%) MPLS
15 7 (0.62%) VLAN
16 6 (0.53%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (9.08%) Amazon RDS
2 84 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 79 (7.03%) MySQL
4 70 (6.23%) Hadoop
5 61 (5.43%) MongoDB
6 60 (5.34%) Big Data
7 42 (3.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 40 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (2.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 31 (2.76%) Amazon Redshift
10 27 (2.40%) SQL Server
11 24 (2.14%) Redis
12 20 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.25%) Relational Database
14 12 (1.07%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.89%) DB2
16 8 (0.71%) Apache Hive
16 8 (0.71%) Hazelcast
17 6 (0.53%) HBase
18 5 (0.45%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 435 (38.74%) Jenkins
2 201 (17.90%) Git (software)
3 80 (7.12%) JIRA
4 66 (5.88%) Maven
5 56 (4.99%) TeamCity
6 34 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
6 34 (3.03%) Subversion
7 33 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 30 (2.67%) Artifactory
8 30 (2.67%) Bitbucket
9 25 (2.23%) SonarQube
10 23 (2.05%) Gradle
10 23 (2.05%) Vagrant
11 21 (1.87%) GitLab
12 20 (1.78%) Selenium
13 19 (1.69%) Cucumber
13 19 (1.69%) Travis CI
14 14 (1.25%) GoCD
14 14 (1.25%) Mercurial
15 13 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 138 (12.29%) Finance
2 42 (3.74%) Banking
3 19 (1.69%) Publishing
4 16 (1.42%) Retail
5 12 (1.07%) Marketing
6 11 (0.98%) Games
7 10 (0.89%) Billing
7 10 (0.89%) Law
8 7 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.53%) Music Industry
10 5 (0.45%) Front Office
10 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.36%) Back Office
11 4 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.36%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.27%) Hindi Language
12 3 (0.27%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.18%) Electronics
13 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (17.45%) Web Services
2 103 (9.17%) Node.js
3 63 (5.61%) Elastic Stack
4 47 (4.19%) .NET
5 37 (3.29%) JSON
5 37 (3.29%) Kafka
6 29 (2.58%) REST
7 23 (2.05%) AngularJS
7 23 (2.05%) CSS
7 23 (2.05%) HTML
8 21 (1.87%) React
9 20 (1.78%) RESTful
10 17 (1.51%) CSS3
11 16 (1.42%) LDAP
12 14 (1.25%) Sensu
13 13 (1.16%) SOAP
14 12 (1.07%) J2EE
14 12 (1.07%) LEMP Stack
15 11 (0.98%) Middleware
15 11 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (4.27%) Data Centre
3 43 (3.83%) Fintech
4 41 (3.65%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 29 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (1.69%) iPad
8 17 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
10 14 (1.25%) Video on Demand
11 13 (1.16%) Cloud Native
12 11 (0.98%) Digital Media
12 11 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.89%) User Experience
14 9 (0.80%) PKI
14 9 (0.80%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.62%) Computer Science
15 7 (0.62%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 574 (51.11%) Linux
2 127 (11.31%) Windows
3 122 (10.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 121 (10.77%) Unix
5 74 (6.59%) CentOS
6 40 (3.56%) Windows Server
7 23 (2.05%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.60%) Debian
10 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.53%) DC/OS
12 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.36%) Fedora
13 4 (0.36%) Solaris
14 3 (0.27%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.27%) VMS
15 2 (0.18%) Android
15 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.089%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.089%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 861 (76.67%) DevOps
2 376 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
4 221 (19.68%) Configuration Management
5 151 (13.45%) Continuous Delivery
6 143 (12.73%) Migration
7 108 (9.62%) Scrum
8 105 (9.35%) Open Source
9 102 (9.08%) Software Engineering
10 99 (8.82%) TDD
11 95 (8.46%) Kanban
12 86 (7.66%) Microservices
13 73 (6.50%) Test Automation
14 54 (4.81%) Continuous Deployment
15 51 (4.54%) E-Commerce
16 46 (4.10%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 38 (3.38%) Analytics
18 34 (3.03%) Pair Programming
19 32 (2.85%) Load Balancing
20 30 (2.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 500 (44.52%) Python
2 321 (28.58%) Java
3 227 (20.21%) Ruby
4 202 (17.99%) Bash Shell
5 91 (8.10%) JavaScript
6 86 (7.66%) SQL
7 73 (6.50%) PowerShell
8 72 (6.41%) Perl
9 65 (5.79%) Go
10 64 (5.70%) Groovy
11 60 (5.34%) PHP
12 42 (3.74%) Scala
13 35 (3.12%) Shell Script
14 24 (2.14%) C#
15 8 (0.71%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.53%) C
17 4 (0.36%) C++
18 3 (0.27%) VB
18 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 112 (9.97%) Security Cleared
2 100 (8.90%) SC Cleared
3 61 (5.43%) AWS Certification
4 13 (1.16%) Degree
5 6 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.53%) MCSE
5 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.089%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.089%) CCIE
9 1 (0.089%) CISSP
9 1 (0.089%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.14%) QA
2 19 (1.69%) GCP
3 3 (0.27%) GDPR
3 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.27%) PMO
4 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.089%) SLA
System Software
1 460 (40.96%) Docker
2 36 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.67%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.71%) Gluster
5 8 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.53%) Xen
7 5 (0.45%) HDFS
7 5 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.36%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.36%) vCloud
9 3 (0.27%) flannel
10 2 (0.18%) Postfix
10 2 (0.18%) Squid
11 1 (0.089%) UAG
11 1 (0.089%) Varnish
11 1 (0.089%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.089%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 471 (41.94%) Ansible
2 379 (33.75%) Terraform
3 344 (30.63%) Puppet
4 277 (24.67%) Opscode Chef
5 234 (20.84%) Kubernetes
6 62 (5.52%) Mesos
7 51 (4.54%) Packer
8 34 (3.03%) Nagios
9 33 (2.94%) Kibana
10 32 (2.85%) logstash
11 29 (2.58%) Consul
12 27 (2.40%) ZABBIX
13 25 (2.23%) Docker Swarm
14 21 (1.87%) Salt
15 18 (1.60%) Grafana
16 15 (1.34%) Rancher
17 11 (0.98%) Graphite
18 10 (0.89%) Prometheus
18 10 (0.89%) Rundeck
19 9 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 83 (7.39%) Red Hat
2 61 (5.43%) VMware
3 58 (5.16%) Splunk
4 48 (4.27%) Google
5 39 (3.47%) Microsoft
6 36 (3.21%) Oracle
7 35 (3.12%) New Relic
8 28 (2.49%) Atlassian
9 19 (1.69%) Rackspace
9 19 (1.69%) SaltStack
10 17 (1.51%) AppDynamics
11 16 (1.42%) Cisco
12 15 (1.34%) IBM
13 9 (0.80%) Capita
14 7 (0.62%) SAP
15 6 (0.53%) Cloudera
15 6 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
16 5 (0.45%) CA
16 5 (0.45%) Hortonworks
16 5 (0.45%) Tableau