Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing AWS 2,578 3,693 5,087
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 14.55% 12.27% 11.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.16% 36.01% 41.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,483 2,738 3,923
Median daily rate £550 £561 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +2.05% +4.76%
10th Percentile £405 £413 £423
90th Percentile £713 £725 £690
England median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -65.52% +62.92%
10th Percentile £47.25 £24.25 £45.50
90th Percentile £47.75 £54.10 £95.00
England median hourly rate £58.00 £35.00 £48.40
% change year-on-year +65.71% -27.69% +8.76%

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 6,583 10,255 12,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.16% 34.08% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,843 7,492 9,149
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £333 £313 £325
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 75 68
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +14.94% -13.00%
10th Percentile £20.20 £15.80 £12.43
90th Percentile £67.70 £78.75 £34.54
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -2.78%

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 20 January 2021.

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
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 20 January 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 +1 264 £550 - 287
South London 0 81 £505 -8.18% 30
West London +6 35 £510 -2.86% 92
East London -3 18 £538 -6.52% 54
North London +3 1 £488 -7.14% 5
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 1,160 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,085 (42.09%) Azure
3 1,052 (40.81%) Python
4 867 (33.63%) Java
5 832 (32.27%) DevOps
6 783 (30.37%) Finance
7 724 (28.08%) Kubernetes
8 702 (27.23%) Software Engineering
9 693 (26.88%) Docker
10 668 (25.91%) JavaScript
11 638 (24.75%) Web Services
12 606 (23.51%) GCP
13 595 (23.08%) Terraform
14 580 (22.50%) Serverless
15 574 (22.27%) Microservices
16 530 (20.56%) React
17 479 (18.58%) SQL
18 462 (17.92%) AWS Lambda
19 452 (17.53%) Asset Management
20 441 (17.11%) Node.js
21 412 (15.98%) Jenkins
22 376 (14.58%) Front Office
23 352 (13.65%) Security Cleared
24 340 (13.19%) AngularJS
25 326 (12.65%) Amazon S3
26 320 (12.41%) SC Cleared
27 317 (12.30%) Linux
28 314 (12.18%) Investment Management
29 295 (11.44%) TDD
30 287 (11.13%) Git (software)

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
1 158 (6.13%) Apache
2 139 (5.39%) Apache Spark
3 92 (3.57%) Confluence
4 56 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 56 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (1.32%) Apache Airflow
6 30 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.01%) CMS
8 23 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (0.85%) JBoss
10 21 (0.81%) nginx
11 20 (0.78%) Jupyter
12 17 (0.66%) IIS
12 17 (0.66%) SAS
13 16 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.54%) SharePoint
15 12 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.47%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.43%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.39%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 18 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.31%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.12%) Sketch
5 2 (0.078%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.039%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.078%) Magento
5 1 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.039%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.039%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.039%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.039%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.039%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,085 (42.09%) Azure
2 606 (23.51%) GCP
3 580 (22.50%) Serverless
4 462 (17.92%) AWS Lambda
5 326 (12.65%) Amazon S3
6 245 (9.50%) Amazon EC2
7 151 (5.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 134 (5.20%) Amazon SQS
9 128 (4.97%) Amazon ECS
10 116 (4.50%) PaaS
11 113 (4.38%) GitHub
12 98 (3.80%) SaaS
13 90 (3.49%) AWS Step Functions
14 89 (3.45%) IaaS
15 87 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
16 79 (3.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 66 (2.56%) Amazon EKS
18 61 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 59 (2.29%) OpenShift
20 50 (1.94%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.44%) Firewall
2 44 (1.71%) DNS
3 42 (1.63%) WAN
4 41 (1.59%) VPN
5 33 (1.28%) HTTP
5 33 (1.28%) LAN
5 33 (1.28%) Network Security
6 31 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 20 (0.78%) SSL
8 16 (0.62%) DHCP
9 14 (0.54%) Wireless
10 12 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 12 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (0.43%) Internet
11 11 (0.43%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.43%) Multicast
11 11 (0.43%) SAN
12 10 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (8.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 207 (8.03%) Amazon RDS
3 185 (7.18%) PostgreSQL
4 143 (5.55%) NoSQL
4 143 (5.55%) SQL Server
5 135 (5.24%) Big Data
5 135 (5.24%) MySQL
6 124 (4.81%) Amazon Redshift
7 117 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
8 107 (4.15%) MongoDB
9 94 (3.65%) Relational Database
10 74 (2.87%) Hadoop
11 59 (2.29%) Apache Ignite
12 54 (2.09%) Data Lake
13 46 (1.78%) Redis
13 46 (1.78%) Tableau
14 45 (1.75%) Amazon Athena
15 32 (1.24%) Apache Hive
16 31 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
17 30 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 412 (15.98%) Jenkins
2 287 (11.13%) Git (software)
3 183 (7.10%) JIRA
4 122 (4.73%) GitLab
5 85 (3.30%) Maven
6 67 (2.60%) Artifactory
7 49 (1.90%) Selenium
8 48 (1.86%) JUnit
9 43 (1.67%) Cucumber
9 43 (1.67%) Gradle
10 40 (1.55%) CircleCI
11 38 (1.47%) webpack
12 36 (1.40%) Bitbucket
12 36 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
13 32 (1.24%) SonarQube
14 31 (1.20%) Mockito
15 30 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 25 (0.97%) Jasmine
17 24 (0.93%) Cypress.io
18 22 (0.85%) JMeter
General
1 783 (30.37%) Finance
2 376 (14.58%) Front Office
3 223 (8.65%) Banking
4 144 (5.59%) Public Sector
5 71 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 54 (2.09%) Retail
7 50 (1.94%) Marketing
8 46 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 23 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.85%) Advertising
11 21 (0.81%) Electronics
12 17 (0.66%) Back Office
13 15 (0.58%) Law
14 10 (0.39%) Billing
14 10 (0.39%) Publishing
15 9 (0.35%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.31%) Police
17 7 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,094 (42.44%) Developer
2 347 (13.46%) Architect
3 339 (13.15%) Software Engineer
4 324 (12.57%) AWS Engineer
5 292 (11.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 255 (9.89%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 248 (9.62%) React Developer
8 245 (9.50%) AWS Developer
9 244 (9.46%) Java Developer
10 223 (8.65%) Python Developer
11 195 (7.56%) Python Engineer
12 176 (6.83%) JavaScript Developer
13 167 (6.48%) AWS DevOps
14 144 (5.59%) Full Stack Developer
15 131 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 131 (5.08%) Data Engineer
16 114 (4.42%) Cloud Architect
17 106 (4.11%) Senior Developer
18 104 (4.03%) Cloud Engineer
19 103 (4.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 638 (24.75%) Web Services
2 530 (20.56%) React
3 441 (17.11%) Node.js
4 340 (13.19%) AngularJS
5 235 (9.12%) .NET
6 213 (8.26%) Spring
7 192 (7.45%) Kafka
8 184 (7.14%) Vue.js
9 169 (6.56%) REST
10 155 (6.01%) Spring Boot
11 135 (5.24%) HTML
12 124 (4.81%) RESTful
13 116 (4.50%) CSS
14 102 (3.96%) Redux
15 101 (3.92%) gRPC
16 85 (3.30%) GraphQL
17 79 (3.06%) JSON
18 77 (2.99%) React Native
19 75 (2.91%) HTML5
20 66 (2.56%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 266 (10.32%) Fixed Income
2 257 (9.97%) Derivative
3 242 (9.39%) Equities
4 212 (8.22%) Hedge funds
5 175 (6.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 144 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
7 141 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
8 113 (4.38%) Public Cloud
8 113 (4.38%) User Experience
9 108 (4.19%) Cloud Native
10 93 (3.61%) Blog
11 81 (3.14%) Mobile App
12 72 (2.79%) Data Centre
13 39 (1.51%) Algorithms
14 37 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
15 33 (1.28%) Credit Derivative
15 33 (1.28%) Data Structures
16 30 (1.16%) Management Information System
17 26 (1.01%) Private Cloud
17 26 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 317 (12.30%) Linux
2 121 (4.69%) Windows
3 63 (2.44%) Unix
4 45 (1.75%) Android
5 37 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 37 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (0.70%) CentOS
8 15 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.27%) Solaris
14 6 (0.23%) Debian
15 5 (0.19%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.16%) VMS
16 4 (0.16%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,160 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 832 (32.27%) DevOps
3 702 (27.23%) Software Engineering
4 574 (22.27%) Microservices
5 452 (17.53%) Asset Management
6 314 (12.18%) Investment Management
7 295 (11.44%) TDD
8 241 (9.35%) Open Source
9 226 (8.77%) Scrum
10 205 (7.95%) Test Automation
11 202 (7.84%) Migration
12 194 (7.53%) Infrastructure as Code
13 176 (6.83%) Analytics
14 155 (6.01%) Continuous Delivery
15 150 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
16 137 (5.31%) Data Modelling
17 136 (5.28%) BDD
18 130 (5.04%) ETL
19 123 (4.77%) Problem-Solving
20 114 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,052 (40.81%) Python
2 867 (33.63%) Java
3 668 (25.91%) JavaScript
4 479 (18.58%) SQL
5 219 (8.49%) TypeScript
6 217 (8.42%) Kotlin
7 173 (6.71%) C#
8 131 (5.08%) Java 8
9 124 (4.81%) Bash Shell
10 123 (4.77%) Go
11 118 (4.58%) Scala
12 86 (3.34%) R
13 80 (3.10%) C++
14 74 (2.87%) Ruby
15 72 (2.79%) PowerShell
16 55 (2.13%) PHP
17 43 (1.67%) C
18 40 (1.55%) Shell Script
19 39 (1.51%) Perl
20 38 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 352 (13.65%) Security Cleared
2 320 (12.41%) SC Cleared
3 107 (4.15%) Degree
4 72 (2.79%) AWS Certification
5 39 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (1.16%) DV Cleared
7 24 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (0.85%) CISSP
9 17 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (0.50%) CISM
11 12 (0.47%) CCNP
11 12 (0.47%) Sun Certification
12 11 (0.43%) DBS Check
13 10 (0.39%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.35%) CCNA
15 8 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
15 8 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.27%) CEH
17 6 (0.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 6 (0.23%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.41%) QA
2 20 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.70%) NIST
4 17 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.62%) GDPR
6 14 (0.54%) NCSC
7 7 (0.27%) Dublin Core
8 6 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.19%) WCAG
10 4 (0.16%) SLA
11 3 (0.12%) COBIT
11 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.12%) PMO
12 2 (0.078%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.078%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.078%) IFRS
12 2 (0.078%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.078%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.039%) MiFID
System Software
1 693 (26.88%) Docker
2 63 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 50 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.74%) vSphere
5 18 (0.70%) HDFS
5 18 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.43%) VMware NSX
8 10 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.35%) Xen
10 7 (0.27%) KVM
10 7 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.23%) Varnish
12 5 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 4 (0.16%) UAG
14 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.12%) etcd
14 3 (0.12%) oVirt
14 3 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 724 (28.08%) Kubernetes
2 595 (23.08%) Terraform
3 284 (11.02%) Ansible
4 113 (4.38%) Puppet
5 100 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
6 78 (3.03%) Prometheus
7 30 (1.16%) Grafana
8 25 (0.97%) Packer
9 24 (0.93%) Consul
10 23 (0.89%) Kibana
11 18 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
12 16 (0.62%) Rundeck
13 15 (0.58%) Istio
14 13 (0.50%) Salt
15 12 (0.47%) vRealize
16 11 (0.43%) Nagios
16 11 (0.43%) Rancher
17 8 (0.31%) logstash
17 8 (0.31%) Mesos
18 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 221 (8.57%) Google
2 195 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 141 (5.47%) Oracle
4 94 (3.65%) Splunk
5 92 (3.57%) VMware
6 82 (3.18%) MuleSoft
7 55 (2.13%) AppDynamics
8 45 (1.75%) Cisco
9 41 (1.59%) Red Hat
10 40 (1.55%) SAP
11 36 (1.40%) Bloomberg
12 35 (1.36%) Databricks
13 31 (1.20%) Atlassian
14 29 (1.12%) Talend
15 26 (1.01%) F5
15 26 (1.01%) Informatica
16 23 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
17 22 (0.85%) Cloudera
18 21 (0.81%) Dynatrace
18 21 (0.81%) IBM