Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +1
Contract jobs citing AWS 3,145 3,073 5,312
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 14.59% 12.60% 12.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.42% 36.83% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,452 2,336 3,927
10th Percentile £413 £425 £425
25th Percentile £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £563 £550
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.27% +2.33%
75th Percentile £638 £650 £638
90th Percentile £700 £713 £700
England median daily rate £525 £550 £540
% change year-on-year -4.55% +1.85% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
10th Percentile £49.40 £31.80 £11.25
25th Percentile £52.63 £43.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate £60.00 £51.25 £67.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% -24.07% +55.17%
75th Percentile £69.13 £55.63 £70.00
90th Percentile £73.40 £59.00 "
England median hourly rate £58.00 £51.25 £52.00
% change year-on-year +13.17% -1.44% +15.56%

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 8,186 8,343 13,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.96% 34.22% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,015 6,202 9,572
10th Percentile £357 £319 £350
25th Percentile £425 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £613 £615 £600
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 58 69
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.75 £12.50
25th Percentile £21.86 £19.03 £13.25
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.85
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% +20.91% -20.60%
75th Percentile £64.69 £60.13 £27.00
90th Percentile £68.00 £78.75 £53.10
England median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.25% +14.29% -6.67%

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 12 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS in London over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 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 +2 330 £550 - 388
South London +2 70 £534 -2.95% 25
West London +11 40 £510 -2.86% 153
East London 0 17 £538 -2.27% 94
North London +6 1 £488 -7.14% 8
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 1,302 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1,300 (41.34%) Azure
3 1,074 (34.15%) Python
4 933 (29.67%) DevOps
5 885 (28.14%) Kubernetes
6 835 (26.55%) Java
6 835 (26.55%) Finance
7 812 (25.82%) Docker
8 802 (25.50%) Terraform
9 772 (24.55%) JavaScript
10 759 (24.13%) Software Engineering
11 699 (22.23%) Serverless
12 691 (21.97%) GCP
13 608 (19.33%) Microservices
14 595 (18.92%) Web Services
15 591 (18.79%) React
16 559 (17.77%) Node.js
17 549 (17.46%) AWS Lambda
18 524 (16.66%) SQL
19 395 (12.56%) Linux
20 393 (12.50%) Security Cleared
21 384 (12.21%) Amazon S3
22 383 (12.18%) Jenkins
23 380 (12.08%) Asset Management
24 364 (11.57%) SC Cleared
25 359 (11.41%) Front Office
26 341 (10.84%) TypeScript
27 322 (10.24%) Ansible
28 318 (10.11%) .NET
29 309 (9.83%) TDD

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
1 136 (4.32%) Apache Spark
2 120 (3.82%) Confluence
3 107 (3.40%) Apache
4 56 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 51 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 41 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
7 33 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 33 (1.05%) CMS
8 32 (1.02%) nginx
9 25 (0.79%) SAS
9 25 (0.79%) SharePoint
9 25 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 19 (0.60%) Jupyter
12 15 (0.48%) JBoss
13 14 (0.45%) IIS
13 14 (0.45%) WordPress
14 11 (0.35%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.32%) Mule
15 10 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.35%) Chatbot
5 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.032%) Figma
7 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.13%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.095%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.095%) Magento
4 3 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.064%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.032%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.032%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.032%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.032%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.032%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.032%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.032%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.032%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.032%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,300 (41.34%) Azure
2 699 (22.23%) Serverless
3 691 (21.97%) GCP
4 549 (17.46%) AWS Lambda
5 384 (12.21%) Amazon S3
6 212 (6.74%) Amazon SQS
7 192 (6.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 189 (6.01%) Amazon EC2
9 165 (5.25%) AWS Step Functions
10 156 (4.96%) PaaS
11 130 (4.13%) SaaS
12 129 (4.10%) GitHub
13 121 (3.85%) IaaS
14 115 (3.66%) Amazon ECS
15 108 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
16 93 (2.96%) Amazon EKS
17 68 (2.16%) OpenShift
18 67 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 64 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 60 (1.91%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (1.97%) DNS
2 56 (1.78%) Firewall
3 44 (1.40%) HTTP
4 43 (1.37%) Network Security
4 43 (1.37%) VPN
4 43 (1.37%) WAN
5 38 (1.21%) TCP/IP
6 36 (1.14%) LAN
6 36 (1.14%) SSL
7 26 (0.83%) DHCP
8 24 (0.76%) Internet
9 21 (0.67%) BGP
9 21 (0.67%) SAN
10 19 (0.60%) OSPF
11 18 (0.57%) Wireless
12 17 (0.54%) MPLS
13 15 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (0.41%) Multicast
15 12 (0.38%) EIGRP
15 12 (0.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (9.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 273 (8.68%) Amazon RDS
3 198 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
4 182 (5.79%) Big Data
5 167 (5.31%) NoSQL
6 157 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
7 127 (4.04%) SQL Server
8 124 (3.94%) MongoDB
9 109 (3.47%) Amazon Redshift
10 106 (3.37%) Hadoop
11 91 (2.89%) Relational Database
12 86 (2.73%) MySQL
13 78 (2.48%) Tableau
14 63 (2.00%) Data Lake
15 55 (1.75%) Amazon Athena
16 47 (1.49%) Power BI
17 45 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
18 42 (1.34%) Apache Hive
18 42 (1.34%) Redis
18 42 (1.34%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 383 (12.18%) Jenkins
2 306 (9.73%) Git (software)
3 224 (7.12%) JIRA
4 87 (2.77%) Maven
5 76 (2.42%) GitLab
6 55 (1.75%) JUnit
7 49 (1.56%) webpack
8 48 (1.53%) Gradle
9 47 (1.49%) Cucumber
9 47 (1.49%) Selenium
10 43 (1.37%) Bitbucket
11 36 (1.14%) CircleCI
12 35 (1.11%) SonarQube
13 34 (1.08%) Mockito
14 31 (0.99%) TeamCity
15 27 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 27 (0.86%) Cypress.io
16 25 (0.79%) JMeter
17 24 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
18 23 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 835 (26.55%) Finance
2 359 (11.41%) Front Office
3 216 (6.87%) Banking
4 164 (5.21%) Public Sector
5 64 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 63 (2.00%) Retail
7 55 (1.75%) Marketing
8 34 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 25 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 23 (0.73%) Legal
11 20 (0.64%) Electronics
12 18 (0.57%) Advertising
12 18 (0.57%) Law
13 14 (0.45%) Billing
13 14 (0.45%) Publishing
14 12 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.35%) Back Office
16 10 (0.32%) Games
16 10 (0.32%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,255 (39.90%) Developer
2 428 (13.61%) Architect
3 365 (11.61%) React Developer
4 357 (11.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 348 (11.07%) AWS Engineer
6 315 (10.02%) AWS Developer
7 269 (8.55%) Software Engineer
8 258 (8.20%) Java Developer
9 202 (6.42%) Data Engineer
10 195 (6.20%) AWS DevOps
11 188 (5.98%) Python Developer
12 173 (5.50%) JavaScript Developer
13 172 (5.47%) Full Stack Developer
14 168 (5.34%) Python Engineer
15 164 (5.21%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 155 (4.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 143 (4.55%) Senior Developer
18 136 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
19 126 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
19 126 (4.01%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (18.92%) Web Services
2 591 (18.79%) React
3 559 (17.77%) Node.js
4 318 (10.11%) .NET
5 247 (7.85%) AngularJS
6 235 (7.47%) REST
7 223 (7.09%) Kafka
8 222 (7.06%) Spring
9 161 (5.12%) HTML
10 160 (5.09%) Spring Boot
11 137 (4.36%) CSS
12 127 (4.04%) RESTful
13 120 (3.82%) GraphQL
14 115 (3.66%) Vue.js
15 104 (3.31%) .NET Core
16 94 (2.99%) JSON
17 91 (2.89%) Redux
18 85 (2.70%) React Native
19 66 (2.10%) XML
20 65 (2.07%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 184 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (4.83%) Cloud Native
3 148 (4.71%) Fixed Income
4 146 (4.64%) User Experience
5 140 (4.45%) Public Cloud
6 135 (4.29%) Derivative
7 129 (4.10%) Equities
8 115 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
9 101 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 94 (2.99%) Hedge funds
11 92 (2.93%) Data Centre
12 90 (2.86%) Data Structures
13 87 (2.77%) Algorithms
14 71 (2.26%) Mobile App
15 67 (2.13%) Blog
16 64 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
17 39 (1.24%) Clustering
18 36 (1.14%) Management Information System
19 32 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
20 28 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 395 (12.56%) Linux
2 170 (5.41%) Windows
3 77 (2.45%) Unix
4 43 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 30 (0.95%) CentOS
7 22 (0.70%) Android
8 20 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 14 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (0.41%) Solaris
11 13 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (0.16%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.13%) HPUX
15 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.095%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,302 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
2 933 (29.67%) DevOps
3 759 (24.13%) Software Engineering
4 608 (19.33%) Microservices
5 380 (12.08%) Asset Management
6 309 (9.83%) TDD
7 297 (9.44%) Investment Management
8 273 (8.68%) Migration
9 262 (8.33%) Analytics
10 259 (8.24%) Open Source
11 233 (7.41%) Infrastructure as Code
12 229 (7.28%) Scrum
13 202 (6.42%) Test Automation
14 195 (6.20%) Data Modelling
15 181 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
16 171 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
17 167 (5.31%) ETL
18 156 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
19 144 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
20 132 (4.20%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,074 (34.15%) Python
2 835 (26.55%) Java
3 772 (24.55%) JavaScript
4 524 (16.66%) SQL
5 341 (10.84%) TypeScript
6 240 (7.63%) C#
7 199 (6.33%) Kotlin
8 156 (4.96%) Java 8
9 145 (4.61%) Go
10 139 (4.42%) Scala
11 118 (3.75%) C++
12 112 (3.56%) Bash Shell
13 95 (3.02%) PowerShell
14 85 (2.70%) Ruby
15 68 (2.16%) R
16 56 (1.78%) T-SQL
17 55 (1.75%) PHP
18 53 (1.69%) PL/SQL
19 46 (1.46%) C
20 45 (1.43%) ES6
Qualifications
1 393 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 364 (11.57%) SC Cleared
3 172 (5.47%) Degree
4 91 (2.89%) AWS Certification
5 49 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (1.08%) CISSP
7 30 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 19 (0.60%) CISM
9 17 (0.54%) CCNP
10 13 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.38%) CCNA
12 11 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (0.32%) PhD
14 8 (0.25%) CEH
15 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.19%) CISA
16 6 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.19%) Master's Degree
16 6 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (3.28%) QA
2 37 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 29 (0.92%) GDPR
4 18 (0.57%) NIST
4 18 (0.57%) SLA
5 14 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.22%) Dublin Core
9 6 (0.19%) NCSC
10 5 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.13%) WCAG
12 3 (0.095%) COBIT
12 3 (0.095%) GRC
12 3 (0.095%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.064%) IFRS
13 2 (0.064%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.064%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.064%) SOC 2
14 1 (0.032%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 812 (25.82%) Docker
2 87 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 26 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (0.83%) vSphere
5 25 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.67%) HDFS
7 20 (0.64%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (0.38%) Xen
10 10 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.29%) KVM
12 8 (0.25%) NFS
13 6 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.16%) vCloud
15 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.13%) SRDF
15 4 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 885 (28.14%) Kubernetes
2 802 (25.50%) Terraform
3 322 (10.24%) Ansible
4 122 (3.88%) Puppet
5 102 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (2.13%) Prometheus
7 37 (1.18%) Grafana
8 26 (0.83%) Packer
9 20 (0.64%) Salt
10 19 (0.60%) Istio
11 18 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
11 18 (0.57%) vRealize
12 17 (0.54%) Kibana
12 17 (0.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 12 (0.38%) Consul
14 11 (0.35%) Rancher
14 11 (0.35%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
15 10 (0.32%) SCCM
16 9 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 238 (7.57%) Microsoft
2 201 (6.39%) Google
3 155 (4.93%) Oracle
4 142 (4.52%) VMware
5 96 (3.05%) MuleSoft
6 93 (2.96%) Splunk
7 67 (2.13%) SAP
8 65 (2.07%) IBM
9 54 (1.72%) Cisco
10 47 (1.49%) Red Hat
11 45 (1.43%) Informatica
12 40 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
13 38 (1.21%) Databricks
14 37 (1.18%) AppDynamics
15 32 (1.02%) Talend
16 29 (0.92%) Cloudera
17 27 (0.86%) Bloomberg
18 24 (0.76%) F5
18 24 (0.76%) ServiceNow
19 22 (0.70%) Hortonworks