Period
to 18 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 November 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 248 257 250
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 +86
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 87 126 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.77% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.81% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 86 105
South East median daily rate £550 £533 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.29% +6.50% +6.27%
10th Percentile £421 £415 £363
90th Percentile £662 £650 £625
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 12,599 15,481 15,817
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.42% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,439 9,334 9,373
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 587 645
South East median hourly rate £21.76 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +13.89% -7.54%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.56
% change year-on-year +5.41% -0.34% +0.77%

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured AWS Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in the South East

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor 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 18 November 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
Thames Valley -15 30 £575 +15.00% 12
Berkshire +4 26 £600 +31.15% 3
Surrey +47 21 £594 -2.86% 4
Hampshire +20 19 £550 +20.55% 3
East Sussex +14 8 £488 -14.29%
West Sussex -5 6 £500 -9.09%
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £525 - 1
Oxfordshire +2 2 £475 -5.00% 8
AWS Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South East region featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 76 (87.36%) AWS
2 61 (70.11%) DevOps
3 47 (54.02%) Ansible
4 44 (50.57%) Terraform
5 37 (42.53%) Python
6 35 (40.23%) Linux
7 30 (34.48%) Jenkins
8 29 (33.33%) Puppet
9 27 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (31.03%) Kubernetes
10 26 (29.89%) Azure
11 25 (28.74%) Docker
12 20 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (22.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (22.99%) Serverless
13 18 (20.69%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (20.69%) Java
14 16 (18.39%) Windows
15 15 (17.24%) Configuration Management
15 15 (17.24%) Git (software)
16 14 (16.09%) Infrastructure as Code
16 14 (16.09%) Amazon Kinesis
17 12 (13.79%) Bash Shell
18 10 (11.49%) Cloud Native
18 10 (11.49%) Amazon Athena
19 9 (10.34%) AWS CodePipeline
19 9 (10.34%) Big Data
19 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
19 9 (10.34%) Migration
19 9 (10.34%) Scrum

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 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.15%) IIS
3 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 76 (87.36%) AWS
2 26 (29.89%) Azure
3 20 (22.99%) AWS CloudFormation
3 20 (22.99%) Serverless
4 18 (20.69%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (16.09%) Amazon Kinesis
6 9 (10.34%) AWS CodePipeline
7 8 (9.20%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (9.20%) Amazon S3
7 8 (9.20%) GCP
7 8 (9.20%) GitHub
8 6 (6.90%) IaaS
8 6 (6.90%) OpenShift
8 6 (6.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (5.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (4.60%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (4.60%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (4.60%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (4.60%) CloudFront
11 3 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) DNS
1 4 (4.60%) Firewall
1 4 (4.60%) Wireshark
2 3 (3.45%) WAN
3 2 (2.30%) BGP
3 2 (2.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) Amazon Athena
2 9 (10.34%) Big Data
3 8 (9.20%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (3.45%) MySQL
6 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.30%) Redis
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.15%) DB2
7 1 (1.15%) Power BI
7 1 (1.15%) SimpleDB
7 1 (1.15%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (34.48%) Jenkins
2 15 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (3.45%) CA Gen
6 2 (2.30%) Gradle
6 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.15%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.15%) git-flow
7 1 (1.15%) GitLab
7 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.15%) Automotive
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) Web Services
2 8 (9.20%) Node.js
3 5 (5.75%) REST
4 4 (4.60%) RESTful
5 3 (3.45%) .NET
5 3 (3.45%) J2EE
6 2 (2.30%) Kafka
6 2 (2.30%) Spring
7 1 (1.15%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.15%) Middleware
7 1 (1.15%) PySpark
7 1 (1.15%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Cloud Native
2 8 (9.20%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (9.20%) Public Cloud
3 6 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.60%) Clustering
5 3 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.45%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Tandem
6 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (40.23%) Linux
2 16 (18.39%) Windows
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) AIX
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (70.11%) DevOps
2 27 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 14 (16.09%) Infrastructure as Code
5 9 (10.34%) Migration
5 9 (10.34%) Scrum
6 8 (9.20%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (6.90%) Analytics
8 6 (6.90%) Auto-Scaling
8 6 (6.90%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.75%) Compliance Management
9 5 (5.75%) Data Engineering
9 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Automation
9 5 (5.75%) Market Research
9 5 (5.75%) Microservices
9 5 (5.75%) Risk and Compliance Management
10 4 (4.60%) DevSecOps
10 4 (4.60%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.53%) Python
2 18 (20.69%) Java
3 12 (13.79%) Bash Shell
4 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
5 8 (9.20%) Ruby
6 6 (6.90%) SQL
7 5 (5.75%) Perl
8 4 (4.60%) Go
8 4 (4.60%) Groovy
9 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.15%) C#
11 1 (1.15%) Java 8
11 1 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.60%) Degree
2 3 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.15%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 25 (28.74%) Docker
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (54.02%) Ansible
2 44 (50.57%) Terraform
3 29 (33.33%) Puppet
4 27 (31.03%) Kubernetes
5 20 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (4.60%) Packer
7 2 (2.30%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.15%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (8.05%) Google
2 6 (6.90%) Oracle
3 5 (5.75%) Splunk
4 4 (4.60%) AppDynamics
5 3 (3.45%) BEA
5 3 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.45%) Pega
5 3 (3.45%) webMethods
6 2 (2.30%) Mercator
6 2 (2.30%) New Relic
6 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.30%) Tableau
6 2 (2.30%) VMware
7 1 (1.15%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.15%) Cognos
7 1 (1.15%) Databricks
7 1 (1.15%) HP
7 1 (1.15%) Informatica
7 1 (1.15%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.15%) SaltStack