Period
to 24 September 2021

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £570 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 145 85 146
Rank change year-on-year -60 +61 +22
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 631 429 759
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.86% 3.20% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 3.49% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 407 548
10th Percentile £425 £463 £452
25th Percentile £497 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £650 £713 £638
90th Percentile £713 £800 £704
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £66.75 - £70.00
England median hourly rate £66.75 - £41.75

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 31,570 12,302 36,485
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 91.83% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,802 8,806 26,553
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £685
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 111 451
10th Percentile £13.61 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.74 £19.99 £15.02
Median hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.86% +66.67% +12.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.08 £56.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £19.75 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +15.79% +8.57%

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 24 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS Engineer in London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 24 September 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 -35 53 £575 +4.55% 40
South London +5 16 £550 +6.80% 3
West London -8 9 £570 - 18
East London - 2 £550 - 6
AWS Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 550 (87.16%) AWS
2 331 (52.46%) Terraform
3 316 (50.08%) DevOps
4 253 (40.10%) Python
5 205 (32.49%) Docker
6 201 (31.85%) Kubernetes
6 201 (31.85%) Serverless
7 200 (31.70%) Agile Software Development
8 186 (29.48%) AWS Lambda
9 172 (27.26%) Finance
10 151 (23.93%) Amazon S3
11 147 (23.30%) Software Engineering
12 140 (22.19%) Web Services
13 111 (17.59%) Infrastructure as Code
14 109 (17.27%) JavaScript
15 108 (17.12%) Linux
15 108 (17.12%) Ansible
15 108 (17.12%) Azure
16 107 (16.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 104 (16.48%) Amazon EC2
18 103 (16.32%) React
18 103 (16.32%) AWS CloudFormation
19 101 (16.01%) Java
20 95 (15.06%) Full Stack Development
21 94 (14.90%) TypeScript
22 92 (14.58%) Asset Management
23 91 (14.42%) Amazon RDS
24 82 (13.00%) Jenkins
25 79 (12.52%) Front Office
26 77 (12.20%) SQL

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 35 (5.55%) Apache Airflow
2 27 (4.28%) Apache Spark
3 25 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (3.65%) Apache
5 10 (1.58%) nginx
6 9 (1.43%) Confluence
7 4 (0.63%) Luigi
8 3 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.48%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.32%) Hyperledger
9 2 (0.32%) Traefik
9 2 (0.32%) WordPress
10 1 (0.16%) CMS
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 550 (87.16%) AWS
2 201 (31.85%) Serverless
3 186 (29.48%) AWS Lambda
4 151 (23.93%) Amazon S3
5 108 (17.12%) Azure
6 104 (16.48%) Amazon EC2
7 103 (16.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 65 (10.30%) Amazon SQS
9 63 (9.98%) Amazon EKS
10 60 (9.51%) Amazon ECS
11 58 (9.19%) AWS Step Functions
12 57 (9.03%) GitHub
13 52 (8.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 49 (7.77%) GCP
14 49 (7.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 39 (6.18%) Route 53
16 27 (4.28%) IaaS
16 27 (4.28%) PaaS
17 24 (3.80%) Amazon EMR
18 22 (3.49%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.54%) DNS
2 14 (2.22%) Firewall
3 9 (1.43%) VPN
4 8 (1.27%) Internet
5 6 (0.95%) SSL
6 3 (0.48%) DSL
6 3 (0.48%) HTTP
6 3 (0.48%) WAN
7 2 (0.32%) LAN
7 2 (0.32%) MPLS
7 2 (0.32%) Network Security
8 1 (0.16%) BGP
8 1 (0.16%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.16%) IPsec
8 1 (0.16%) OSPF
8 1 (0.16%) RIP
8 1 (0.16%) SNMP
8 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.16%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (16.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 91 (14.42%) Amazon RDS
3 43 (6.81%) Big Data
4 41 (6.50%) Amazon Athena
5 26 (4.12%) Amazon Redshift
5 26 (4.12%) Data Lake
6 24 (3.80%) Hadoop
7 20 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (3.01%) Apache Ignite
9 17 (2.69%) Relational Database
10 15 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (2.06%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.43%) MySQL
13 9 (1.43%) Tableau
14 8 (1.27%) SQL Server
15 6 (0.95%) Metadata
15 6 (0.95%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.95%) Power BI
16 5 (0.79%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 82 (13.00%) Jenkins
2 60 (9.51%) Git (software)
3 51 (8.08%) GitLab
4 22 (3.49%) JIRA
5 14 (2.22%) Terragrunt
6 8 (1.27%) Artifactory
6 8 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.95%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.79%) Postman
10 4 (0.63%) CircleCI
10 4 (0.63%) git-flow
10 4 (0.63%) Locust
10 4 (0.63%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.48%) Gradle
11 3 (0.48%) Maven
12 2 (0.32%) GoCD
12 2 (0.32%) gulp
12 2 (0.32%) JUnit
General
1 172 (27.26%) Finance
2 79 (12.52%) Front Office
3 58 (9.19%) Social Skills
4 38 (6.02%) Public Sector
5 32 (5.07%) Banking
6 13 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.74%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.58%) Marketing
8 10 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.27%) Electronics
9 8 (1.27%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.11%) Law
11 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.32%) Retail
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (22.19%) Web Services
2 103 (16.32%) React
3 75 (11.89%) Node.js
4 50 (7.92%) Material-UI
5 25 (3.96%) Kafka
6 23 (3.65%) AngularJS
7 21 (3.33%) Vue.js
8 19 (3.01%) .NET
9 18 (2.85%) JSON
10 17 (2.69%) YAML
11 15 (2.38%) REST
12 14 (2.22%) PySpark
13 11 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
13 11 (1.74%) GraphQL
14 10 (1.58%) Spring
15 9 (1.43%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.43%) XML
16 6 (0.95%) ARM Templates
16 6 (0.95%) Lambda Expressions
16 6 (0.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.44%) Equities
2 27 (4.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 25 (3.96%) Public Cloud
4 20 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.01%) Derivative
5 19 (3.01%) Fixed Income
6 17 (2.69%) Cloud Native
7 14 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (2.06%) Legacy Applications
8 13 (2.06%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.90%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.58%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (1.11%) User Experience
12 5 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.48%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 108 (17.12%) Linux
2 44 (6.97%) Windows
3 17 (2.69%) Unix
4 7 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.48%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (50.08%) DevOps
2 200 (31.70%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (23.30%) Software Engineering
4 111 (17.59%) Infrastructure as Code
5 95 (15.06%) Full Stack Development
6 92 (14.58%) Asset Management
7 59 (9.35%) Investment Management
8 58 (9.19%) Microservices
9 50 (7.92%) Migration
10 44 (6.97%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 40 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 36 (5.71%) Analytics
13 34 (5.39%) Data Engineering
14 32 (5.07%) Configuration Management
15 28 (4.44%) ETL
15 28 (4.44%) Infrastructure Automation
15 28 (4.44%) Open Source
16 26 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (4.12%) Scrum
17 24 (3.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 253 (40.10%) Python
2 109 (17.27%) JavaScript
3 101 (16.01%) Java
4 94 (14.90%) TypeScript
5 77 (12.20%) SQL
6 38 (6.02%) Bash Shell
7 35 (5.55%) PowerShell
8 31 (4.91%) Go
9 20 (3.17%) Kotlin
10 17 (2.69%) Scala
11 16 (2.54%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.90%) Ruby
13 11 (1.74%) C#
14 9 (1.43%) Groovy
15 5 (0.79%) C++
16 4 (0.63%) C
17 3 (0.48%) PHP
18 2 (0.32%) Java 8
18 2 (0.32%) Perl
18 2 (0.32%) Rust
Qualifications
1 47 (7.45%) AWS Certification
2 37 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.69%) Degree
5 13 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) CCIE
8 1 (0.16%) CCNP
8 1 (0.16%) CISSP
8 1 (0.16%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.16%) RHCE
8 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.95%) QA
2 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.32%) GDPR
3 2 (0.32%) PSD2
3 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 205 (32.49%) Docker
2 18 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.63%) Squid
5 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.16%) pfSense
6 1 (0.16%) Varnish
6 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 331 (52.46%) Terraform
2 201 (31.85%) Kubernetes
3 108 (17.12%) Ansible
4 45 (7.13%) Prometheus
5 43 (6.81%) Puppet
6 37 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (5.71%) Grafana
8 15 (2.38%) Packer
9 4 (0.63%) Consul
10 3 (0.48%) Istio
10 3 (0.48%) Kibana
11 2 (0.32%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.32%) Nagios
11 2 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.16%) Argo
12 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.16%) Kustomize
12 1 (0.16%) linkerd
12 1 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 28 (4.44%) Splunk
2 20 (3.17%) Google
3 19 (3.01%) VMware
4 14 (2.22%) New Relic
5 10 (1.58%) Databricks
5 10 (1.58%) SAP
5 10 (1.58%) SolarWinds
6 8 (1.27%) Informatica
7 6 (0.95%) Citrix
7 6 (0.95%) Microsoft
7 6 (0.95%) Netezza
7 6 (0.95%) Teradata
8 4 (0.63%) Cloudera
8 4 (0.63%) NetApp
8 4 (0.63%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.48%) Fortinet
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle
10 2 (0.32%) Cisco
10 2 (0.32%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.32%) TOWER Software