Period
to 5 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

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 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 158 183
Rank change year-on-year +5 +25 +61
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 613 845 744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.76% 1.81% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.91% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 678 659
London median daily rate £575 £564 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +4.88% +4.88%
10th Percentile £456 £463 £425
90th Percentile £713 £675 £638
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London 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 32,651 44,312 45,063
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.56% 94.86% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,416 32,037 32,718
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.10% +8.00%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
England median daily rate £463 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +1.65% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 617 549
London median hourly rate £21.56 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.80% -2.44% +6.60%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.65 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.31 £18.38 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.07% -1.72% +2.47%

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in London

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in London

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Engineer in London over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in London

AWS Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Engineer in London.

Contractor 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 December 2019. 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 +12 100 £556 -7.29% 37
South London +21 56 £581 +5.55% 9
East London -6 25 £600 +9.09% 6
West London +13 21 £500 -11.31% 18
North London - 3 £603 - 1
AWS Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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.

1 528 (86.13%) AWS
2 360 (58.73%) DevOps
3 306 (49.92%) Python
4 253 (41.27%) Terraform
5 224 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
6 223 (36.38%) Docker
7 216 (35.24%) Java
8 198 (32.30%) Kubernetes
9 177 (28.87%) Linux
10 167 (27.24%) Ansible
11 166 (27.08%) Finance
12 163 (26.59%) Jenkins
13 145 (23.65%) Web Services
14 140 (22.84%) Software Engineering
15 128 (20.88%) Microservices
16 127 (20.72%) Serverless
17 121 (19.74%) AWS Lambda
18 106 (17.29%) Amazon S3
19 103 (16.80%) Azure
19 103 (16.80%) Git (software)
20 97 (15.82%) Amazon EC2
21 95 (15.50%) SQL
22 92 (15.01%) Infrastructure as Code
23 91 (14.85%) Asset Management
24 90 (14.68%) GCP
25 83 (13.54%) AWS CloudFormation
25 83 (13.54%) Security Cleared
25 83 (13.54%) Node.js
26 81 (13.21%) JavaScript
27 77 (12.56%) Continuous Integration

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 54 (8.81%) Apache Spark
2 27 (4.40%) Apache
3 26 (4.24%) Confluence
4 17 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.63%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (1.31%) nginx
7 4 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.49%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.33%) SAS
9 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (2.94%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 528 (86.13%) AWS
2 127 (20.72%) Serverless
3 121 (19.74%) AWS Lambda
4 106 (17.29%) Amazon S3
5 103 (16.80%) Azure
6 97 (15.82%) Amazon EC2
7 90 (14.68%) GCP
8 83 (13.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 61 (9.95%) GitHub
10 44 (7.18%) Amazon ECS
10 44 (7.18%) Amazon SQS
11 34 (5.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 31 (5.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 31 (5.06%) Route 53
13 30 (4.89%) CloudFront
14 24 (3.92%) Amazon ELB
15 23 (3.75%) OpenShift
16 21 (3.43%) Amazon Kinesis
17 20 (3.26%) AWS Step Functions
18 18 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.24%) VPN
2 16 (2.61%) Firewall
3 7 (1.14%) DNS
3 7 (1.14%) HTTP
4 6 (0.98%) Network Security
5 5 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.49%) Internet
7 3 (0.49%) WAN
8 2 (0.33%) IPsec
8 2 (0.33%) MQTT
9 1 (0.16%) 802.11
9 1 (0.16%) BGP
9 1 (0.16%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.16%) HSRP
9 1 (0.16%) Multicast
9 1 (0.16%) SAN
9 1 (0.16%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (0.16%) TACACS
9 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.09%) PostgreSQL
2 60 (9.79%) Amazon RDS
3 52 (8.48%) NoSQL
4 47 (7.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 44 (7.18%) Big Data
6 43 (7.01%) Amazon Redshift
6 43 (7.01%) Relational Database
7 37 (6.04%) Amazon Athena
7 37 (6.04%) Hadoop
8 34 (5.55%) RDBMS
9 31 (5.06%) Amazon Aurora
10 25 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 25 (4.08%) MySQL
10 25 (4.08%) SQL Server
11 23 (3.75%) MongoDB
12 17 (2.77%) Redis
13 14 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (2.28%) DB2
14 12 (1.96%) HBase
14 12 (1.96%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 163 (26.59%) Jenkins
2 103 (16.80%) Git (software)
3 45 (7.34%) JIRA
4 33 (5.38%) Artifactory
5 28 (4.57%) Bitbucket
5 28 (4.57%) GitLab
6 22 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
7 21 (3.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (2.45%) CircleCI
9 11 (1.79%) Travis CI
10 10 (1.63%) Gradle
10 10 (1.63%) JUnit
10 10 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.47%) Bitbucket Server
12 7 (1.14%) Maven
13 5 (0.82%) IntelliJ
14 4 (0.65%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.65%) JMeter
14 4 (0.65%) SonarQube
15 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 166 (27.08%) Finance
2 69 (11.26%) Front Office
3 52 (8.48%) Banking
4 17 (2.77%) Retail
5 8 (1.31%) Legal
5 8 (1.31%) Public Sector
6 6 (0.98%) Games
7 4 (0.65%) Law
8 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.49%) Marketing
8 3 (0.49%) Publishing
9 2 (0.33%) Automotive
9 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (23.65%) Web Services
2 83 (13.54%) Node.js
3 45 (7.34%) J2EE
4 43 (7.01%) Kafka
5 42 (6.85%) AngularJS
5 42 (6.85%) React
6 19 (3.10%) .NET
7 18 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (2.61%) J2SE
9 15 (2.45%) Dropwizard
9 15 (2.45%) gRPC
10 14 (2.28%) JSON
10 14 (2.28%) PySpark
11 13 (2.12%) Pandas
12 12 (1.96%) REST
13 10 (1.63%) CSS
13 10 (1.63%) HTML
14 9 (1.47%) Akka
14 9 (1.47%) Spring Boot
14 9 (1.47%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.93%) Fixed Income
2 58 (9.46%) Derivative
3 40 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
4 36 (5.87%) Public Cloud
5 23 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (3.75%) Hedge funds
6 21 (3.43%) Cloud Native
7 18 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
8 15 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
8 15 (2.45%) Pricing Data
9 13 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (2.12%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.63%) Equities
11 9 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.31%) Market Risk
13 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
13 7 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
13 7 (1.14%) PKI
14 5 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 177 (28.87%) Linux
2 41 (6.69%) Windows
3 23 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (3.43%) Unix
5 9 (1.47%) CentOS
5 9 (1.47%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.14%) CoreOS
6 7 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.33%) Debian
8 1 (0.16%) AIX
8 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (58.73%) DevOps
2 224 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (22.84%) Software Engineering
4 128 (20.88%) Microservices
5 92 (15.01%) Infrastructure as Code
6 91 (14.85%) Asset Management
7 77 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (12.40%) Configuration Management
9 75 (12.23%) Migration
10 55 (8.97%) Analytics
11 49 (7.99%) Investment Management
12 45 (7.34%) Mentoring
13 41 (6.69%) Fintech
14 36 (5.87%) Front End Development
14 36 (5.87%) Fund Management
14 36 (5.87%) Portfolio Management
15 33 (5.38%) Open Source
16 31 (5.06%) Scrum
17 30 (4.89%) ETL
18 28 (4.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 306 (49.92%) Python
2 216 (35.24%) Java
3 95 (15.50%) SQL
4 81 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 61 (9.95%) C#
6 57 (9.30%) Bash Shell
7 51 (8.32%) Scala
8 48 (7.83%) Ruby
9 45 (7.34%) PowerShell
10 43 (7.01%) C++
11 35 (5.71%) Go
12 26 (4.24%) Shell Script
13 23 (3.75%) Perl
14 20 (3.26%) R
15 18 (2.94%) Java 8
16 12 (1.96%) Kotlin
17 11 (1.79%) Groovy
17 11 (1.79%) PHP
18 7 (1.14%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.65%) Rust
Qualifications
1 83 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.93%) SC Cleared
3 47 (7.67%) AWS Certification
4 26 (4.24%) Degree
5 12 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.31%) CISSP
7 7 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.65%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.49%) MCSA
10 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.49%) RHCE
11 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.33%) CISA
11 2 (0.33%) CISM
11 2 (0.33%) CISMP
11 2 (0.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 2 (0.33%) ISSMP
12 1 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.79%) QA
2 7 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.65%) NIST
4 3 (0.49%) COBIT
4 3 (0.49%) NCSC
5 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.33%) PSD2
5 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 223 (36.38%) Docker
2 7 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.49%) HDFS
7 2 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 253 (41.27%) Terraform
2 198 (32.30%) Kubernetes
3 167 (27.24%) Ansible
4 71 (11.58%) Puppet
5 59 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (3.26%) Packer
7 11 (1.79%) Consul
8 9 (1.47%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.14%) Prometheus
9 7 (1.14%) Suricata
10 6 (0.98%) Nagios
10 6 (0.98%) Salt
11 5 (0.82%) Grafana
12 4 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.49%) Istio
13 3 (0.49%) Kibana
13 3 (0.49%) Rancher
13 3 (0.49%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 35 (5.71%) Google
2 34 (5.55%) Bloomberg
2 34 (5.55%) Reuters
3 32 (5.22%) Oracle
4 27 (4.40%) Sybase
5 22 (3.59%) Red Hat
6 14 (2.28%) Informatica
6 14 (2.28%) Splunk
6 14 (2.28%) Tableau
7 13 (2.12%) Microsoft
8 11 (1.79%) IBM
8 11 (1.79%) SAP
9 10 (1.63%) IBM Sterling
10 9 (1.47%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.47%) VMware
11 8 (1.31%) Veracode
12 7 (1.14%) Qualys
13 5 (0.82%) SaltStack
14 4 (0.65%) Confluent
14 4 (0.65%) Palo Alto