Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the 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 (AWS)
England > London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +15
Contract jobs citing AWS 2,062 5,025 4,976
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 13.49% 12.55% 10.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.36% 39.26% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,669 3,717 3,843
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £417 £425 £413
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.15% +58.82% +6.25%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -18.13% +0.59% +13.33%

AWS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5,109 12,800 11,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.43% 31.98% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,598 9,227 8,497
Median daily rate £525 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 104 84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.72 £22.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.08% -0.98% +8.44%
10th Percentile £20.45 £14.00 £14.14
90th Percentile £56.00 £70.00 £94.03
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +48.94% +20.51% -7.14%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for AWS in London

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for AWS in London

AWS
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS in London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for AWS in London

AWS
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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 -4 298 £550 - 171
South London -3 96 £525 -7.89% 23
West London -17 23 £525 +0.48% 77
East London -5 21 £519 -9.78% 42
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing AWS also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for AWS.

1 1,005 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 894 (43.36%) Azure
3 866 (42.00%) Java
4 856 (41.51%) DevOps
5 826 (40.06%) Python
6 738 (35.79%) Finance
7 631 (30.60%) Kubernetes
8 627 (30.41%) Web Services
9 603 (29.24%) Docker
10 576 (27.93%) GCP
11 566 (27.45%) Microservices
12 542 (26.29%) Software Engineering
13 447 (21.68%) JavaScript
14 445 (21.58%) Asset Management
15 439 (21.29%) Terraform
16 413 (20.03%) Jenkins
17 396 (19.20%) SQL
18 367 (17.80%) Front Office
19 354 (17.17%) Fixed Income
20 351 (17.02%) Serverless
21 350 (16.97%) React
22 325 (15.76%) Hedge funds
23 316 (15.32%) Banking
24 310 (15.03%) Google
25 309 (14.99%) Derivative
25 309 (14.99%) AngularJS
26 301 (14.60%) AWS Lambda
27 299 (14.50%) Equities
28 289 (14.02%) Security Cleared
29 277 (13.43%) Investment Management

AWS
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
1 124 (6.01%) Apache Spark
2 98 (4.75%) Apache
3 83 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
4 81 (3.93%) Confluence
5 34 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (1.36%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.82%) Jupyter
8 14 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 13 (0.63%) JBoss
10 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
11 10 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
11 10 (0.48%) nginx
12 9 (0.44%) Apache Pig
12 9 (0.44%) CMS
12 9 (0.44%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.44%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.39%) IIS
14 6 (0.29%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.24%) Jetty
15 5 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.097%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.048%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 28 (1.36%) Markit EDM
2 21 (1.02%) SimCorp Dimension
3 10 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 7 (0.34%) PolarLake
5 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.15%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.097%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.097%) Magento
8 2 (0.097%) Maximo
8 2 (0.097%) R3 Corda
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.048%) FINCAD Analytics
9 1 (0.048%) Sage BI
9 1 (0.048%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 1 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 894 (43.36%) Azure
2 576 (27.93%) GCP
3 351 (17.02%) Serverless
4 301 (14.60%) AWS Lambda
5 216 (10.48%) Amazon EC2
6 201 (9.75%) Amazon S3
7 174 (8.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 172 (8.34%) Amazon ECS
9 135 (6.55%) OpenShift
10 86 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
11 75 (3.64%) SaaS
12 62 (3.01%) GitHub
13 59 (2.86%) Amazon EKS
14 55 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 50 (2.42%) PaaS
16 49 (2.38%) Apigee
17 41 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
18 40 (1.94%) IaaS
19 38 (1.84%) Amazon Kinesis
20 33 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.54%) Firewall
2 49 (2.38%) SSL
3 41 (1.99%) DNS
4 34 (1.65%) HTTP
5 33 (1.60%) VPN
6 32 (1.55%) TCP/IP
7 31 (1.50%) HTTPS
8 25 (1.21%) Internet
9 22 (1.07%) Network Security
10 16 (0.78%) WAN
11 13 (0.63%) Skype
12 12 (0.58%) Wireless
13 11 (0.53%) DHCP
13 11 (0.53%) DMZ
13 11 (0.53%) SAN
13 11 (0.53%) VLAN
14 10 (0.48%) Kerberos
15 9 (0.44%) BGP
15 9 (0.44%) OSPF
16 8 (0.39%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 185 (8.97%) NoSQL
3 180 (8.73%) Amazon Redshift
4 174 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
5 162 (7.86%) Amazon RDS
6 157 (7.61%) MySQL
7 144 (6.98%) Big Data
8 134 (6.50%) MongoDB
9 90 (4.36%) Hadoop
10 89 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
11 87 (4.22%) Relational Database
12 74 (3.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 46 (2.23%) Redis
14 44 (2.13%) RDBMS
15 42 (2.04%) Amazon Aurora
16 38 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
17 30 (1.45%) Data Lake
18 25 (1.21%) BigQuery
19 24 (1.16%) Amazon Athena
20 18 (0.87%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 413 (20.03%) Jenkins
2 213 (10.33%) Git (software)
3 165 (8.00%) GitLab
4 147 (7.13%) Artifactory
5 129 (6.26%) JIRA
6 96 (4.66%) RStudio
7 93 (4.51%) Maven
8 61 (2.96%) Cucumber
9 43 (2.09%) Selenium
10 35 (1.70%) JUnit
11 34 (1.65%) Mockito
12 31 (1.50%) Gradle
13 30 (1.45%) CircleCI
14 29 (1.41%) SonarQube
15 25 (1.21%) TeamCity
16 24 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
17 23 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (1.12%) Bitbucket
18 21 (1.02%) webpack
19 18 (0.87%) Ant
General
1 738 (35.79%) Finance
2 367 (17.80%) Front Office
3 316 (15.32%) Banking
4 142 (6.89%) Investment Banking
5 113 (5.48%) Public Sector
6 42 (2.04%) Retail
7 34 (1.65%) Back Office
8 32 (1.55%) Marketing
9 30 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 26 (1.26%) Games
11 23 (1.12%) Law
12 19 (0.92%) Police
13 18 (0.87%) Advertising
13 18 (0.87%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.68%) Electronics
15 12 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.44%) Billing
17 9 (0.44%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 783 (37.97%) Developer
2 410 (19.88%) AWS Engineer
3 337 (16.34%) Java Developer
4 296 (14.35%) Architect
5 290 (14.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 288 (13.97%) AWS Developer
7 210 (10.18%) Software Engineer
8 154 (7.47%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 149 (7.23%) Python Developer
10 139 (6.74%) Python Engineer
11 124 (6.01%) AWS Software Engineer
12 123 (5.97%) AWS DevOps
13 122 (5.92%) Java Engineer
14 109 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
15 106 (5.14%) Data Engineer
16 105 (5.09%) Senior Developer
17 99 (4.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 96 (4.66%) AWS Architect
19 92 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
20 88 (4.27%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 627 (30.41%) Web Services
2 350 (16.97%) React
3 309 (14.99%) AngularJS
4 216 (10.48%) Vue.js
5 195 (9.46%) Node.js
6 188 (9.12%) Spring
7 179 (8.68%) .NET
8 146 (7.08%) Kafka
9 118 (5.72%) REST
10 113 (5.48%) Spring Boot
11 100 (4.85%) .NET Core
12 93 (4.51%) RESTful
13 91 (4.41%) gRPC
14 90 (4.36%) J2EE
15 77 (3.73%) HTML
16 75 (3.64%) ASP.NET
17 69 (3.35%) Swagger
18 64 (3.10%) CSS
19 60 (2.91%) J2SE
20 54 (2.62%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 354 (17.17%) Fixed Income
2 325 (15.76%) Hedge funds
3 309 (14.99%) Derivative
4 299 (14.50%) Equities
5 215 (10.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 137 (6.64%) Greenfield Project
7 110 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
8 103 (5.00%) Cloud Native
9 94 (4.56%) Public Cloud
10 58 (2.81%) Data Centre
11 45 (2.18%) Mobile App
11 45 (2.18%) User Experience
12 44 (2.13%) Reference Data
13 35 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
14 32 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
14 32 (1.55%) Management Information System
15 31 (1.50%) Algorithms
16 29 (1.41%) Blog
16 29 (1.41%) Data Structures
17 24 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 267 (12.95%) Linux
2 107 (5.19%) Windows
3 88 (4.27%) Unix
4 42 (2.04%) Mac OS X
5 33 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (1.41%) CentOS
7 27 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 27 (1.31%) Windows Server
8 23 (1.12%) Android
9 22 (1.07%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.87%) Debian
11 17 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
12 12 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.39%) CoreOS
14 8 (0.39%) VMS
14 8 (0.39%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.24%) Solaris
16 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
17 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,005 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 856 (41.51%) DevOps
3 566 (27.45%) Microservices
4 542 (26.29%) Software Engineering
5 445 (21.58%) Asset Management
6 277 (13.43%) Investment Management
7 218 (10.57%) TDD
8 211 (10.23%) Test Automation
9 184 (8.92%) Migration
10 175 (8.49%) Decision-Making
11 172 (8.34%) Scrum
12 158 (7.66%) Analytics
13 156 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
14 148 (7.18%) Open Source
15 147 (7.13%) Infrastructure as Code
16 140 (6.79%) BDD
17 130 (6.30%) Fintech
18 126 (6.11%) Continuous Delivery
19 117 (5.67%) Machine Learning
20 116 (5.63%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 866 (42.00%) Java
2 826 (40.06%) Python
3 447 (21.68%) JavaScript
4 396 (19.20%) SQL
5 191 (9.26%) C#
6 150 (7.27%) Java 8
7 122 (5.92%) R
8 115 (5.58%) Bash Shell
9 86 (4.17%) Scala
9 86 (4.17%) TypeScript
10 83 (4.03%) Kotlin
11 73 (3.54%) Ruby
12 67 (3.25%) Go
13 64 (3.10%) PowerShell
14 59 (2.86%) C++
15 39 (1.89%) Shell Script
16 37 (1.79%) Perl
17 36 (1.75%) C
18 31 (1.50%) PHP
18 31 (1.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 289 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 235 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 67 (3.25%) Degree
4 50 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 44 (2.13%) AWS Certification
6 29 (1.41%) CISSP
7 25 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.87%) Sun Certification
10 15 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
12 11 (0.53%) CISM
13 9 (0.44%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 7 (0.34%) SANS
15 6 (0.29%) CCNA
15 6 (0.29%) PhD
15 6 (0.29%) SSCP
16 5 (0.24%) CCSP
16 5 (0.24%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (2.91%) QA
2 22 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.73%) GDPR
5 10 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 9 (0.44%) PMO
7 8 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.29%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.24%) SLA
10 4 (0.19%) NIST
11 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.15%) NCSC
12 2 (0.097%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.097%) RMADS
12 2 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.048%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.048%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.048%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.048%) TARGET2
System Software
1 603 (29.24%) Docker
2 59 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.53%) vSphere
5 10 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.29%) HDFS
7 6 (0.29%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.24%) XenApp
9 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.15%) Gluster
11 2 (0.097%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.097%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.097%) BusyBox
11 2 (0.097%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.097%) Postfix
11 2 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.097%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.048%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 631 (30.60%) Kubernetes
2 439 (21.29%) Terraform
3 245 (11.88%) Ansible
4 118 (5.72%) Puppet
5 72 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
6 66 (3.20%) Prometheus
7 49 (2.38%) Kibana
8 32 (1.55%) Grafana
9 26 (1.26%) Packer
10 24 (1.16%) logstash
11 22 (1.07%) Zipkin
12 16 (0.78%) Consul
12 16 (0.78%) FortiGate
12 16 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
13 14 (0.68%) Salt
14 10 (0.48%) Nagios
14 10 (0.48%) Nessus
15 9 (0.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 7 (0.34%) vRealize
17 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 310 (15.03%) Google
2 134 (6.50%) Oracle
3 130 (6.30%) Microsoft
4 67 (3.25%) Splunk
5 47 (2.28%) VMware
6 39 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 35 (1.70%) MuleSoft
8 34 (1.65%) Cloudera
9 33 (1.60%) Bloomberg
10 29 (1.41%) Cisco
11 28 (1.36%) AppDynamics
11 28 (1.36%) SAP
12 26 (1.26%) Tableau
13 23 (1.12%) IBM
13 23 (1.12%) Sybase
14 21 (1.02%) Calypso
14 21 (1.02%) Charles River
14 21 (1.02%) GoldenSource
14 21 (1.02%) SimCorp
15 18 (0.87%) CyberArk