Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 January 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 160 190
Rank change year-on-year +42 +30 +28
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 95 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.71% 0.81% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 0.85% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 28 9
North West median daily rate £550 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £365 £408 £424
90th Percentile £640 £582 £600
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,271 5,170 5,783
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 95.58% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,300 3,299 3,725
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - -
10th Percentile £243 £238 £238
90th Percentile £588 £595 £575
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 266 217
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.62 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +0.69% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.66 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in the North West

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in the North West

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in the North West

AWS Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Manchester +17 44 £550 +27.91% 14
Lancashire +10 30 £550 - 2
Cheshire +7 18 £450 -12.20%
Merseyside -5 1 £550 -1.79%
AWS Engineer
England

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 North West region featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 80 (84.21%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (82.11%) DevOps
3 52 (54.74%) Docker
4 51 (53.68%) Linux
5 45 (47.37%) Terraform
6 35 (36.84%) Jenkins
7 31 (32.63%) Ansible
8 29 (30.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (30.53%) Python
8 29 (30.53%) Windows
9 27 (28.42%) Puppet
10 26 (27.37%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (27.37%) Kubernetes
11 24 (25.26%) Red Hat
12 22 (23.16%) Bash Shell
13 21 (22.11%) MySQL
14 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
14 20 (21.05%) Amazon S3
14 20 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (20.00%) Oracle
16 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (18.95%) AWS Certification
16 18 (18.95%) Systems Engineering
17 15 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
17 15 (15.79%) Hybrid Cloud
18 14 (14.74%) Opscode Chef
18 14 (14.74%) Serverless
18 14 (14.74%) Java
19 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
19 13 (13.68%) Security Management

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (3.16%) IIS
1 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.11%) Apache
2 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.11%) Confluence
2 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.11%) nginx
2 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 80 (84.21%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (27.37%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (21.05%) Amazon S3
3 20 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (14.74%) Serverless
5 13 (13.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (12.63%) OpenShift
7 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (11.58%) Route 53
7 11 (11.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (8.42%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (4.21%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (3.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (3.16%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (3.16%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (2.11%) IaaS
12 2 (2.11%) PaaS
13 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) HTTP
2 6 (6.32%) DNS
3 5 (5.26%) DHCP
3 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.21%) FTP
4 4 (4.21%) IPsec
5 2 (2.11%) Firewall
5 2 (2.11%) VPN
6 1 (1.05%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.11%) MySQL
2 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.47%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (8.42%) MongoDB
5 7 (7.37%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (7.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (5.26%) Big Data
7 4 (4.21%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.05%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (1.05%) Impala
9 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.05%) Pentaho
9 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (36.84%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.68%) Git (software)
2 13 (13.68%) GitLab
3 5 (5.26%) Maven
3 5 (5.26%) SonarQube
4 4 (4.21%) Artifactory
4 4 (4.21%) Gatling
4 4 (4.21%) Gradle
4 4 (4.21%) JUnit
4 4 (4.21%) Selenium
4 4 (4.21%) Spock
5 3 (3.16%) JIRA
5 3 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
2 1 (1.05%) Retail
2 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (9.47%) .NET
3 5 (5.26%) Node.js
4 4 (4.21%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.21%) Spring
5 3 (3.16%) XML
5 3 (3.16%) YAML
6 2 (2.11%) LAMP
6 2 (2.11%) Web Services
7 1 (1.05%) Kafka
7 1 (1.05%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.05%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.05%) Clustering
3 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (53.68%) Linux
2 29 (30.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 29 (30.53%) Windows
3 8 (8.42%) CentOS
4 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.05%) Unix
5 1 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (82.11%) DevOps
2 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.95%) Systems Engineering
3 13 (13.68%) Security Management
3 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (12.63%) Migration
5 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
5 9 (9.47%) Microservices
6 8 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.42%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 6 (6.32%) Software Deployment
8 5 (5.26%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (4.21%) Anomaly Detection
9 4 (4.21%) BDD
9 4 (4.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (4.21%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.21%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.21%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.53%) Python
2 22 (23.16%) Bash Shell
3 14 (14.74%) Java
4 9 (9.47%) Java 8
5 6 (6.32%) PHP
5 6 (6.32%) Ruby
6 5 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.26%) SQL
7 2 (2.11%) Scala
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) Perl
8 1 (1.05%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) AWS Certification
2 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.05%) CCA
3 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 52 (54.74%) Docker
2 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 45 (47.37%) Terraform
2 31 (32.63%) Ansible
3 27 (28.42%) Puppet
4 26 (27.37%) Kubernetes
5 14 (14.74%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (13.68%) Packer
7 6 (6.32%) Grafana
7 6 (6.32%) Prometheus
7 6 (6.32%) Rancher
8 4 (4.21%) Salt
9 1 (1.05%) SCCM
9 1 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (25.26%) Red Hat
2 19 (20.00%) Oracle
3 6 (6.32%) Google
4 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.21%) Cloudera
6 3 (3.16%) Black Duck
6 3 (3.16%) Splunk
7 2 (2.11%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.05%) Avaya
8 1 (1.05%) Cisco