Period
to 7 December 2021

The median contractor rate for an AWS Architect was £665 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 7 December 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 Architect
England > London
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 324 286 345
Rank change year-on-year -38 +59 +65
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Architect 280 103 211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.74% 0.63% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.69% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 81 119
10th Percentile £525 £500 £498
25th Percentile £587 £525 £575
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £665 £700 £650
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.69% +6.56%
75th Percentile £746 £775 £750
90th Percentile £800 £800 £788
England median daily rate £650 £572 £600
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England 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 London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 35,443 14,938 32,016
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 91.78% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,767 10,836 23,406
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £460 £406 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £653 £610 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £681
England median daily rate £515 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +8.42% +2.70% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 123 428
10th Percentile £14.25 £18.00 £12.38
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £15.42
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +58.54% +8.75%
75th Percentile £51.50 £46.00 £38.94
90th Percentile £66.75 £61.60 £52.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.33
% change year-on-year -13.04% +25.51% +4.71%

AWS Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured AWS Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Architect in London

AWS Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS Architect in London.

Daily rate trend for AWS Architect in London

AWS Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Architect in London over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Architect in London

AWS Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 7 December 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
Central London -26 30 £631 -15.83% 15
South London +3 11 £750 +36.36% 1
AWS Architect
England

AWS Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, AWS Architect 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 London region featuring AWS Architect in the job title.

1 255 (91.07%) AWS
2 87 (31.07%) DevOps
3 81 (28.93%) Azure
4 74 (26.43%) Terraform
5 71 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (23.21%) Finance
7 60 (21.43%) Social Skills
7 60 (21.43%) Kubernetes
8 54 (19.29%) GCP
9 53 (18.93%) Serverless
10 48 (17.14%) Java
11 43 (15.36%) AWS Certification
11 43 (15.36%) Microservices
11 43 (15.36%) Docker
12 36 (12.86%) Migration
13 35 (12.50%) Python
14 34 (12.14%) AWS CloudFormation
15 32 (11.43%) AWS Lambda
16 30 (10.71%) Amazon S3
17 29 (10.36%) Security Architecture
18 28 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
19 26 (9.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 26 (9.29%) Amazon EC2
20 25 (8.93%) PaaS
20 25 (8.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
21 24 (8.57%) Data Centre
21 24 (8.57%) Banking
22 23 (8.21%) Open Source
22 23 (8.21%) SaaS
22 23 (8.21%) Enterprise Architecture

AWS Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 8 (2.86%) Confluence
2 7 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.79%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.07%) Apache
6 2 (0.71%) CMS
6 2 (0.71%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.36%) Drupal
7 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 255 (91.07%) AWS
2 81 (28.93%) Azure
3 54 (19.29%) GCP
4 53 (18.93%) Serverless
5 34 (12.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 32 (11.43%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (10.71%) Amazon S3
8 26 (9.29%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (9.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 25 (8.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 25 (8.93%) PaaS
10 23 (8.21%) SaaS
11 21 (7.50%) Amazon EKS
12 19 (6.79%) IaaS
13 16 (5.71%) AWS CloudTrail
13 16 (5.71%) GitHub
14 11 (3.93%) Route 53
15 10 (3.57%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (3.21%) AWS KMS
17 8 (2.86%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.21%) VPN
2 19 (6.79%) Firewall
3 13 (4.64%) Internet
4 10 (3.57%) DNS
5 6 (2.14%) Network Security
6 5 (1.79%) SSL
7 4 (1.43%) IKE
7 4 (1.43%) IPsec
8 3 (1.07%) HTTP
8 3 (1.07%) LAN
8 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.07%) WAN
9 2 (0.71%) 4G
9 2 (0.71%) 5G
9 2 (0.71%) SAN
9 2 (0.71%) SD-WAN
9 2 (0.71%) SNMP
9 2 (0.71%) TACACS
9 2 (0.71%) Wireless
10 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.86%) Amazon RDS
2 20 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 19 (6.79%) Big Data
4 16 (5.71%) Amazon Redshift
5 12 (4.29%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.86%) Amazon Athena
6 8 (2.86%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.14%) Power BI
8 5 (1.79%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.79%) Pentaho
9 4 (1.43%) MySQL
10 3 (1.07%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.07%) Redis
11 2 (0.71%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (7.86%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.36%) Terragrunt
3 8 (2.86%) JIRA
4 7 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.50%) RStudio
5 5 (1.79%) GitLab
6 3 (1.07%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.07%) Postman
6 3 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.07%) Subversion
7 1 (0.36%) Ant
7 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.36%) Gradle
7 1 (0.36%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.36%) Maven
7 1 (0.36%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 65 (23.21%) Finance
2 60 (21.43%) Social Skills
3 24 (8.57%) Banking
4 12 (4.29%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.21%) Public Sector
5 9 (3.21%) Retail
6 6 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.14%) Legal
7 5 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.71%) Law
9 2 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.14%) Kafka
2 9 (3.21%) Web Services
3 8 (2.86%) React
3 8 (2.86%) Spring Boot
4 7 (2.50%) Node.js
4 7 (2.50%) OAuth
5 6 (2.14%) .NET
5 6 (2.14%) JMS
5 6 (2.14%) Micronaut
5 6 (2.14%) RxJava
6 5 (1.79%) XML
7 4 (1.43%) OAuth2
7 4 (1.43%) SAML
7 4 (1.43%) Spring
7 4 (1.43%) Velocity
8 3 (1.07%) ARM Templates
8 3 (1.07%) REST
8 3 (1.07%) RESTful
8 3 (1.07%) SOAP
9 2 (0.71%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.86%) Cloud Native
3 18 (6.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (4.64%) Public Cloud
5 12 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.86%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.14%) Equities
7 6 (2.14%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.43%) PKI
9 4 (1.43%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.07%) Legacy Applications
10 3 (1.07%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (1.07%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.14%) Linux
2 11 (3.93%) Windows
3 5 (1.79%) Unix
4 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (31.07%) DevOps
2 71 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (15.36%) Microservices
4 36 (12.86%) Migration
5 29 (10.36%) Security Architecture
6 28 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
7 23 (8.21%) Analytics
7 23 (8.21%) Enterprise Architecture
7 23 (8.21%) Open Source
8 18 (6.43%) TOGAF
9 16 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (5.71%) Data Modelling
10 15 (5.36%) E-Commerce
11 14 (5.00%) Risk Management
12 13 (4.64%) Data Analytics
13 12 (4.29%) Architecture Governance
13 12 (4.29%) Scrum
13 12 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (3.93%) Data Protection
14 11 (3.93%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.14%) Java
2 35 (12.50%) Python
3 18 (6.43%) SQL
4 15 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.93%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.21%) C
6 9 (3.21%) C++
7 7 (2.50%) Go
8 6 (2.14%) Java 11
9 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.43%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.07%) Groovy
10 3 (1.07%) Scala
11 2 (0.71%) Ruby
11 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 43 (15.36%) AWS Certification
2 18 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.07%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.00%) CISSP
5 6 (2.14%) CCIE
5 6 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.14%) Degree
6 5 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (1.43%) CCIE Security
8 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.71%) RHCE
10 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.50%) GDPR
2 5 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.79%) NIST
2 5 (1.79%) NIST 800
3 3 (1.07%) NCSC
3 3 (1.07%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (15.36%) Docker
2 5 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.43%) vCloud
3 4 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 74 (26.43%) Terraform
2 60 (21.43%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.57%) Ansible
4 8 (2.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (2.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (1.79%) Puppet
6 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.43%) Packer
7 3 (1.07%) Consul
7 3 (1.07%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.36%) Nagios
8 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (6.07%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.64%) Google
3 12 (4.29%) VMware
4 9 (3.21%) Oracle
5 6 (2.14%) IBM
6 4 (1.43%) CA
6 4 (1.43%) hybris
6 4 (1.43%) Splunk
7 3 (1.07%) Foundry
7 3 (1.07%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.71%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.71%) Databricks
8 2 (0.71%) MarketAxess
8 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.71%) SAP
9 1 (0.36%) F5
9 1 (0.36%) Okta
9 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow