Period
to 5 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 > South East
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 233 220
Rank change year-on-year +90 -13 +96
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 42 129 168
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 0.87% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.93% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 119 127
Median daily rate £488 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £405 £369
90th Percentile £575 £613 £592
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 -
% change year-on-year -50.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 4,672 13,939 16,036
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.16% 94.47% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,697 8,242 9,466
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £204 £250 £263
90th Percentile £613 £600 £581
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 610 677
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +21.05% +8.02%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.67 £10.92
90th Percentile £52.63 £57.50 £50.45
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +32.50% +6.95% +3.31%

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured AWS Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in the South East

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS Engineer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in the South East

AWS Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in the South East

AWS Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 5 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
Thames Valley +69 14 £475 -5.00% 5
Berkshire +64 12 £525 +10.53% 1
West Sussex +31 11 £525 -
Surrey +54 10 £463 -21.28% 2
Kent - 4 £685 -
East Sussex +31 2 £500 - 1
Hampshire +65 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +42 1 £425 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire +30 1 £425 -22.73% 3
AWS Engineer
England

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 South East region featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (95.24%) AWS
2 26 (61.90%) Python
3 24 (57.14%) Serverless
4 23 (54.76%) DevOps
5 21 (50.00%) AWS Lambda
6 17 (40.48%) Terraform
7 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (33.33%) Ansible
9 13 (30.95%) Azure
10 11 (26.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (26.19%) Kubernetes
10 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
11 10 (23.81%) Linux
12 9 (21.43%) SQL
12 9 (21.43%) RESTful
12 9 (21.43%) Marketing
12 9 (21.43%) Docker
13 8 (19.05%) Acoustics
13 8 (19.05%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 8 (19.05%) Adobe Campaign
13 8 (19.05%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (19.05%) Amazon S3
13 8 (19.05%) Java
13 8 (19.05%) ETL
13 8 (19.05%) Adobe
13 8 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
14 7 (16.67%) Web Services
14 7 (16.67%) Puppet
14 7 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (9.52%) Apache
1 4 (9.52%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.76%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 40 (95.24%) AWS
2 24 (57.14%) Serverless
3 21 (50.00%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (30.95%) Azure
5 11 (26.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (19.05%) Amazon S3
7 7 (16.67%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (14.29%) AWS Step Functions
9 4 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (7.14%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (4.76%) AWS CodeBuild
11 2 (4.76%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (4.76%) PaaS
12 1 (2.38%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (2.38%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 1 (2.38%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Amazon Redshift
2 7 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) Spinnaker
3 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.38%) Mocha
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 9 (21.43%) Marketing
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) RESTful
2 7 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (9.52%) Node.js
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.38%) Express
4 1 (2.38%) Flash
4 1 (2.38%) React
4 1 (2.38%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Acoustics
2 6 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) DevOps
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) ETL
4 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (11.90%) API Design
7 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
7 4 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.52%) Data Science
7 4 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (9.52%) Machine Learning
7 4 (9.52%) Microservices
7 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.14%) Kanban
8 3 (7.14%) Pair Programming
8 3 (7.14%) Scrum
8 3 (7.14%) TDD
9 2 (4.76%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (4.76%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 26 (61.90%) Python
2 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 9 (21.43%) SQL
4 8 (19.05%) Java
5 6 (14.29%) Java 8
5 6 (14.29%) Scala
6 5 (11.90%) C#
6 5 (11.90%) Go
6 5 (11.90%) Ruby
7 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) AWS Certification
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) Terraform
2 14 (33.33%) Ansible
3 11 (26.19%) Kubernetes
4 7 (16.67%) Puppet
5 6 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.38%) Grafana
6 1 (2.38%) Packer
6 1 (2.38%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Adobe
1 8 (19.05%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 8 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.38%) VMware