Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 241 379
Rank change year-on-year +23 +138 +265
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,365 1,102 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.07% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.13% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,043 930 535
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £415 £413 £388
90th Percentile £663 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £514 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.75% +5.26% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,693 97,400 97,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.93% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,349 64,570 63,457
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,031 2,855 3,293
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.77 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Engineer over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
England +29 1,322 £550 +4.76% 194
London +14 831 £563 +4.65% 107
UK excluding London +81 531 £514 +2.75% 91
North of England +77 160 £520 +4.00% 31
South East -27 120 £528 +5.50% 24
Midlands +50 113 £485 +2.11% 13
North West +39 93 £520 +4.00% 16
West Midlands +37 64 £450 -10.00% 8
South West -13 58 £525 +13.51% 17
Yorkshire +25 51 £463 -7.50% 13
East Midlands +24 47 £500 +33.33% 5
East of England +15 39 £550 +0.09% 2
Scotland +4 39 £521 +15.83% 3
North East +5 16 £525 +5.00% 2
Wales -37 3 £513 +7.89% 1

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 1,128 (82.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1,057 (77.44%) DevOps
3 673 (49.30%) Terraform
4 601 (44.03%) Ansible
5 580 (42.49%) Linux
6 574 (42.05%) Python
7 540 (39.56%) Docker
8 503 (36.85%) Jenkins
9 423 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
10 406 (29.74%) Kubernetes
11 402 (29.45%) Puppet
12 341 (24.98%) Java
13 290 (21.25%) Amazon EC2
14 283 (20.73%) Opscode Chef
15 251 (18.39%) AWS CloudFormation
16 228 (16.70%) Finance
17 222 (16.26%) Configuration Management
18 219 (16.04%) Serverless
19 215 (15.75%) Web Services
20 212 (15.53%) Amazon S3
21 194 (14.21%) Windows
22 191 (13.99%) Bash Shell
23 186 (13.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
24 185 (13.55%) Git (software)
25 169 (12.38%) Microservices
26 161 (11.79%) AWS Lambda
27 158 (11.58%) Greenfield Project
27 158 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
28 157 (11.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 147 (10.77%) Continuous Integration

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 57 (4.18%) Confluence
2 51 (3.74%) IIS
3 46 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (2.20%) Apache Spark
5 24 (1.76%) Apache
6 20 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.32%) nginx
8 14 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.66%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.59%) JBoss
12 7 (0.51%) SAS
13 6 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 3 (0.22%) Apache Pig
16 3 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.073%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.073%) HipChat
2 1 (0.073%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.073%) Magento
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1,128 (82.64%) Amazon AWS
2 290 (21.25%) Amazon EC2
3 251 (18.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 219 (16.04%) Serverless
5 212 (15.53%) Amazon S3
6 186 (13.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 161 (11.79%) AWS Lambda
8 158 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 61 (4.47%) Cloud Computing
10 60 (4.40%) OpenShift
11 59 (4.32%) Route 53
12 58 (4.25%) PaaS
13 57 (4.18%) Amazon ELB
13 57 (4.18%) Amazon EMR
14 55 (4.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 55 (4.03%) IaaS
15 51 (3.74%) Amazon SQS
16 50 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
17 49 (3.59%) SaaS
18 43 (3.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 67 (4.91%) Firewall
2 55 (4.03%) DNS
3 52 (3.81%) VPN
4 32 (2.34%) HTTP
5 29 (2.12%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.10%) OpenVPN
7 14 (1.03%) ICMP
8 13 (0.95%) Network Security
9 12 (0.88%) SSH
9 12 (0.88%) SSL
10 11 (0.81%) DHCP
10 11 (0.81%) OpenLDAP
11 10 (0.73%) LAN
12 8 (0.59%) WAN
13 7 (0.51%) FTP
13 7 (0.51%) IPsec
14 6 (0.44%) Software-Defined Networking
15 5 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
16 4 (0.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (8.50%) Amazon RDS
2 105 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 88 (6.45%) MySQL
4 70 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 66 (4.84%) Amazon Redshift
6 65 (4.76%) NoSQL
7 57 (4.18%) SQL Server
8 56 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
9 54 (3.96%) Big Data
10 50 (3.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 36 (2.64%) Amazon Aurora
12 29 (2.12%) Relational Database
13 20 (1.47%) Amazon Athena
13 20 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
14 19 (1.39%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.03%) Data Lake
16 13 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.81%) Redis
18 8 (0.59%) Impala
19 7 (0.51%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 503 (36.85%) Jenkins
2 185 (13.55%) Git (software)
3 112 (8.21%) Maven
4 93 (6.81%) JIRA
5 70 (5.13%) Artifactory
6 67 (4.91%) Sonatype Nexus
7 64 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 59 (4.32%) GitLab
9 40 (2.93%) Subversion
10 38 (2.78%) TeamCity
11 35 (2.56%) Hudson
12 34 (2.49%) Bitbucket
13 25 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
13 25 (1.83%) Vagrant
14 23 (1.68%) SonarQube
15 22 (1.61%) Selenium
16 20 (1.47%) JUnit
17 15 (1.10%) Cucumber
18 14 (1.03%) Ant
19 12 (0.88%) Gradle
General
1 228 (16.70%) Finance
2 90 (6.59%) Banking
3 44 (3.22%) Front Office
4 36 (2.64%) Retail
5 31 (2.27%) Marketing
6 19 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.25%) Law
8 14 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.88%) Electronics
10 10 (0.73%) Publishing
11 8 (0.59%) Legal
12 6 (0.44%) Automotive
12 6 (0.44%) Back Office
13 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Games
14 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.22%) Billing
15 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.073%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.073%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (15.75%) Web Services
2 76 (5.57%) Elastic Stack
3 72 (5.27%) .NET
3 72 (5.27%) Node.js
4 58 (4.25%) React
5 41 (3.00%) AngularJS
6 38 (2.78%) NumPy
7 35 (2.56%) SciPy
8 33 (2.42%) RESTful
9 32 (2.34%) Middleware
10 26 (1.90%) J2EE
11 24 (1.76%) JSON
12 21 (1.54%) Sensu
13 20 (1.47%) Kafka
13 20 (1.47%) Spring
14 19 (1.39%) J2SE
14 19 (1.39%) Spring Boot
15 18 (1.32%) REST
16 17 (1.25%) Redux
17 16 (1.17%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 158 (11.58%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (4.54%) Cloud Native
3 57 (4.18%) Public Cloud
4 38 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 37 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (2.12%) Fintech
7 27 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
8 23 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (0.81%) Blog
10 11 (0.81%) Wiki
11 10 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
12 7 (0.51%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.44%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.37%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.37%) NHS
14 5 (0.37%) PKI
15 4 (0.29%) Replication
15 4 (0.29%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 580 (42.49%) Linux
2 194 (14.21%) Windows
3 157 (11.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 99 (7.25%) Unix
5 82 (6.01%) CentOS
6 31 (2.27%) Windows Server
7 24 (1.76%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.51%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.44%) Debian
11 5 (0.37%) Android
11 5 (0.37%) VMS
12 4 (0.29%) Fedora
13 3 (0.22%) Solaris
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.15%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,057 (77.44%) DevOps
2 423 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (16.26%) Configuration Management
4 169 (12.38%) Microservices
5 147 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
5 147 (10.77%) Migration
6 115 (8.42%) Open Source
7 113 (8.28%) Software Engineering
8 112 (8.21%) Deployment Automation
9 110 (8.06%) Test Automation
10 108 (7.91%) Continuous Delivery
11 104 (7.62%) TDD
12 81 (5.93%) Analytics
13 79 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
14 77 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 71 (5.20%) Scrum
16 67 (4.91%) ETL
17 63 (4.62%) Load Balancing
18 62 (4.54%) Build Automation
19 58 (4.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 574 (42.05%) Python
2 341 (24.98%) Java
3 191 (13.99%) Bash Shell
4 142 (10.40%) Ruby
5 139 (10.18%) PowerShell
6 131 (9.60%) SQL
7 78 (5.71%) Perl
8 52 (3.81%) JavaScript
9 48 (3.52%) C++
10 44 (3.22%) Go
10 44 (3.22%) Shell Script
11 35 (2.56%) Groovy
12 27 (1.98%) Java 8
12 27 (1.98%) PHP
13 25 (1.83%) Scala
14 18 (1.32%) C#
15 14 (1.03%) TypeScript
16 13 (0.95%) PHP 7
17 11 (0.81%) Korn
18 10 (0.73%) R
Qualifications
1 138 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 128 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 113 (8.28%) AWS Certification
4 23 (1.68%) Degree
5 12 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.51%) CCNP
8 6 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.44%) CISSP
8 6 (0.44%) RHCE
9 5 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.29%) CISM
10 4 (0.29%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.22%) CCNA
11 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.15%) CCDP
12 2 (0.15%) CCIE
12 2 (0.15%) CCSA
12 2 (0.15%) CISA
12 2 (0.15%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.47%) QA
2 6 (0.44%) GDPR
2 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.22%) PMO
5 2 (0.15%) HL7
5 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.073%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.073%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 540 (39.56%) Docker
2 40 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.81%) vCloud
6 9 (0.66%) Postfix
6 9 (0.66%) Squid
7 8 (0.59%) HDFS
8 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.37%) vSphere
9 4 (0.29%) KVM
9 4 (0.29%) Xen
10 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.15%) Btrfs
11 2 (0.15%) Ceph
11 2 (0.15%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.15%) SkyDNS
11 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 673 (49.30%) Terraform
2 601 (44.03%) Ansible
3 406 (29.74%) Kubernetes
4 402 (29.45%) Puppet
5 283 (20.73%) Opscode Chef
6 123 (9.01%) Packer
7 50 (3.66%) ZABBIX
8 43 (3.15%) Nagios
9 35 (2.56%) Mesos
10 33 (2.42%) Docker Swarm
11 30 (2.20%) Salt
12 29 (2.12%) Kibana
13 27 (1.98%) logstash
14 23 (1.68%) Grafana
15 21 (1.54%) Rancher
16 20 (1.47%) Consul
17 17 (1.25%) Prometheus
18 16 (1.17%) SCCM
19 12 (0.88%) SCOM
19 12 (0.88%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 118 (8.64%) Red Hat
2 100 (7.33%) Splunk
3 79 (5.79%) Oracle
4 59 (4.32%) Microsoft
5 45 (3.30%) VMware
6 41 (3.00%) Google
7 28 (2.05%) New Relic
8 22 (1.61%) Cloudera
9 21 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 18 (1.32%) SAP
11 16 (1.17%) Tableau
12 14 (1.03%) Cisco
12 14 (1.03%) hybris
13 13 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.73%) AppDynamics
15 9 (0.66%) Hortonworks
15 9 (0.66%) PlateSpin
15 9 (0.66%) Sonatype
16 8 (0.59%) Qualys
16 8 (0.59%) Talend