Period
to 5 March 2021

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 March 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
England > London
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 143 144 155
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 +9
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 393 533 824
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.95% 1.90% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.03% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 450 638
Median daily rate £550 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £416 £456 £463
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
England median daily rate £523 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
England median hourly rate - - £70.00

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 18,550 26,242 41,522
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.25% 93.53% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,354 19,147 30,235
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £314 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +2.15% -2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 345 512
Median hourly rate £34.71 £22.00 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.75% +13.55% -3.13%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £66.50 £53.28 £47.08
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.92% +2.78% -0.28%

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in London

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in London

AWS Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Engineer in London over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in London

AWS Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS Engineer in London.

Hourly rate trend for AWS Engineer in London

AWS Engineer
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 Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 5 March 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 +41 46 £625 +13.69% 30
South London +19 25 £505 -6.05% 6
West London +28 10 £510 -0.49% 18
AWS Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 London region featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 328 (83.46%) AWS
2 231 (58.78%) DevOps
3 192 (48.85%) Python
4 163 (41.48%) Terraform
5 143 (36.39%) Kubernetes
6 129 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
7 111 (28.24%) Docker
8 102 (25.95%) Ansible
9 91 (23.16%) Security Cleared
10 90 (22.90%) SC Cleared
11 87 (22.14%) Serverless
12 84 (21.37%) Software Engineering
13 81 (20.61%) SQL
14 77 (19.59%) Linux
15 74 (18.83%) AWS Lambda
16 68 (17.30%) Jenkins
17 61 (15.52%) Microservices
18 58 (14.76%) Infrastructure as Code
19 56 (14.25%) Java
20 54 (13.74%) Amazon S3
21 53 (13.49%) Finance
22 51 (12.98%) Migration
22 51 (12.98%) Web Services
23 49 (12.47%) Amazon Redshift
24 45 (11.45%) Greenfield Project
24 45 (11.45%) TDD
24 45 (11.45%) Azure
25 44 (11.20%) Amazon EC2
26 43 (10.94%) Apache Spark
26 43 (10.94%) Amazon RDS

AWS Engineer 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 43 (10.94%) Apache Spark
2 26 (6.62%) Apache
2 26 (6.62%) Confluence
3 9 (2.29%) Apache Airflow
3 9 (2.29%) SAS
4 6 (1.53%) Jupyter
5 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.02%) nginx
6 3 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.25%) Traefik
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 328 (83.46%) AWS
2 87 (22.14%) Serverless
3 74 (18.83%) AWS Lambda
4 54 (13.74%) Amazon S3
5 45 (11.45%) Azure
6 44 (11.20%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (10.94%) Amazon ECS
8 38 (9.67%) GCP
9 36 (9.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (7.12%) Amazon EMR
11 26 (6.62%) GitHub
12 20 (5.09%) Amazon EKS
13 16 (4.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 16 (4.07%) Amazon Glacier
13 16 (4.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (3.82%) AWS CodePipeline
15 14 (3.56%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (3.05%) Amazon Kinesis
16 12 (3.05%) Apigee
17 10 (2.54%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.53%) DNS
1 6 (1.53%) Firewall
1 6 (1.53%) VPN
2 4 (1.02%) HTTP
3 3 (0.76%) SMTP
3 3 (0.76%) SSH
3 3 (0.76%) SSL
4 2 (0.51%) DHCP
4 2 (0.51%) FTP
4 2 (0.51%) Network Security
4 2 (0.51%) SAN
5 1 (0.25%) DSL
5 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.47%) Amazon Redshift
2 43 (10.94%) Amazon RDS
3 41 (10.43%) Big Data
4 39 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (8.40%) Amazon Athena
6 31 (7.89%) Data Lake
7 30 (7.63%) Hadoop
8 24 (6.11%) MySQL
9 23 (5.85%) Tableau
10 21 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (4.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (3.82%) SQL Server
13 13 (3.31%) NoSQL
14 12 (3.05%) Apache Hive
14 12 (3.05%) Relational Database
15 10 (2.54%) Looker
16 9 (2.29%) Spark SQL
17 8 (2.04%) Parquet
17 8 (2.04%) Tableau Server
18 6 (1.53%) Redshift Spectrum
Development Applications
1 68 (17.30%) Jenkins
2 34 (8.65%) JIRA
3 33 (8.40%) Git (software)
3 33 (8.40%) GitLab
4 12 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (2.80%) Artifactory
6 6 (1.53%) Maven
7 4 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.02%) CircleCI
7 4 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.02%) RStudio
8 3 (0.76%) GoCD
9 2 (0.51%) Gradle
9 2 (0.51%) gulp
9 2 (0.51%) Selenium
9 2 (0.51%) Snyk
9 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.51%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.51%) webpack
10 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (13.49%) Finance
2 34 (8.65%) Public Sector
3 23 (5.85%) Banking
4 22 (5.60%) Front Office
5 11 (2.80%) Retail
6 8 (2.04%) Advertising
7 4 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.02%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) Games
9 2 (0.51%) German Language
9 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.98%) Web Services
2 39 (9.92%) Kafka
3 23 (5.85%) Node.js
4 22 (5.60%) .NET
5 21 (5.34%) React
6 18 (4.58%) AngularJS
7 17 (4.33%) Vue.js
8 15 (3.82%) .NET Core
9 14 (3.56%) Lambda Expressions
9 14 (3.56%) PySpark
10 12 (3.05%) ASP.NET
10 12 (3.05%) ASP.NET Core
10 12 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (2.80%) gRPC
11 11 (2.80%) Swagger
12 10 (2.54%) OAuth
13 9 (2.29%) Spring Boot
14 8 (2.04%) Spring
15 7 (1.78%) JSON
15 7 (1.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.45%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (8.40%) Hedge funds
3 30 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.11%) Fixed Income
5 18 (4.58%) Equities
6 17 (4.33%) Data Centre
6 17 (4.33%) Derivative
6 17 (4.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (4.07%) Public Cloud
8 13 (3.31%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.51%) Blog
11 2 (0.51%) Clustering
11 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.51%) PKI
11 2 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (19.59%) Linux
2 11 (2.80%) Windows
3 6 (1.53%) CentOS
3 6 (1.53%) Ubuntu
4 3 (0.76%) Unix
5 1 (0.25%) VMS
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (58.78%) DevOps
2 129 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (21.37%) Software Engineering
4 61 (15.52%) Microservices
5 58 (14.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 51 (12.98%) Migration
7 45 (11.45%) TDD
8 40 (10.18%) ETL
9 31 (7.89%) Analytics
10 30 (7.63%) Test Automation
11 29 (7.38%) Asset Management
12 28 (7.12%) Investment Management
13 26 (6.62%) Data Engineering
14 24 (6.11%) Data Modelling
14 24 (6.11%) Fintech
15 22 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (5.60%) Machine Learning
16 21 (5.34%) Data Science
17 20 (5.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 192 (48.85%) Python
2 81 (20.61%) SQL
3 56 (14.25%) Java
4 32 (8.14%) Bash Shell
5 28 (7.12%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.60%) C#
7 14 (3.56%) PowerShell
7 14 (3.56%) Scala
8 11 (2.80%) R
9 10 (2.54%) Ruby
10 9 (2.29%) Go
11 7 (1.78%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.27%) Perl
13 4 (1.02%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.76%) PHP
15 2 (0.51%) Groovy
16 1 (0.25%) C
Qualifications
1 91 (23.16%) Security Cleared
2 90 (22.90%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.36%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.02%) Degree
5 3 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.76%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) CEH
6 1 (0.25%) CISA
6 1 (0.25%) CISM
6 1 (0.25%) CISSP
6 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.12%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 111 (28.24%) Docker
2 5 (1.27%) HDFS
3 3 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 163 (41.48%) Terraform
2 143 (36.39%) Kubernetes
3 102 (25.95%) Ansible
4 32 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (5.60%) Puppet
6 8 (2.04%) Istio
7 6 (1.53%) Packer
7 6 (1.53%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (1.02%) Consul
10 3 (0.76%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.51%) Grafana
12 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.25%) Kibana
12 1 (0.25%) Nagios
12 1 (0.25%) Nessus
12 1 (0.25%) OpenVAS
12 1 (0.25%) Salt
12 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (4.83%) Google
2 13 (3.31%) Oracle
3 9 (2.29%) Atlassian
3 9 (2.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.04%) Informatica
5 7 (1.78%) Talend
5 7 (1.78%) VMware
6 4 (1.02%) Adobe
6 4 (1.02%) Cloudera
6 4 (1.02%) Splunk
7 3 (0.76%) Dynatrace
7 3 (0.76%) Hortonworks
7 3 (0.76%) New Relic
7 3 (0.76%) Sage
7 3 (0.76%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.51%) SAP
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco
9 1 (0.25%) Dell
9 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com