Period
to 22 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 135 148 226
Rank change year-on-year +13 +78 -10
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,692 735 905
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.76% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.90% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,390 633 676
10th Percentile £435 £413 £413
25th Percentile £513 £463 £484
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £626
90th Percentile £725 £663 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £459 £525
% change year-on-year +14.50% -12.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
10th Percentile £37.55 - -
25th Percentile £41.38 - -
Median hourly rate £48.00 £40.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
75th Percentile £54.88 - -
90th Percentile £58.85 - -
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 81,003 38,590 68,209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.35% 92.46% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,815 26,398 45,595
10th Percentile £304 £256 £238
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £517 £470 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.44% -
75th Percentile £623 £573 £563
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,000 1,416 2,517
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.41 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.30% +30.07% +2.86%
75th Percentile £46.91 £45.00 £38.20
90th Percentile £62.50 £58.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +11.43% -

AWS Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Engineer over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS Engineer over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Top 17 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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +41 1,366 £575 +9.52% 252
London +15 927 £600 +9.09% 156
Work from Home +3 701 £575 +9.52% 67
UK excluding London -18 305 £525 +14.50% 97
North of England -24 116 £525 +16.67% 24
South East -29 73 £550 +15.79% 23
North West -33 64 £525 +16.67% 13
Yorkshire -15 38 £513 +11.78% 10
South West -38 31 £550 - 9
Scotland -28 29 £475 - 5
Midlands -44 24 £500 +25.00% 16
East of England -43 21 £455 +1.11% 16
North East +10 14 £475 +5.56% 1
Wales -19 13 £508 -1.84% 4
West Midlands -43 12 £450 +12.50% 14
East Midlands -27 9 £515 +31.97% 1
Northern Ireland -5 2 £495 +23.75%

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 1,420 (83.92%) AWS
2 912 (53.90%) Terraform
3 907 (53.61%) DevOps
4 674 (39.83%) Python
5 632 (37.35%) CI/CD
6 484 (28.61%) Docker
7 478 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
8 469 (27.72%) Serverless
9 458 (27.07%) Kubernetes
10 392 (23.17%) Infrastructure as Code
11 355 (20.98%) Azure
12 350 (20.69%) Software Engineering
13 342 (20.21%) AWS Lambda
14 337 (19.92%) Finance
15 313 (18.50%) AWS CloudFormation
16 304 (17.97%) Linux
17 256 (15.13%) Jenkins
18 244 (14.42%) Ansible
19 235 (13.89%) Java
20 232 (13.71%) Microservices
21 230 (13.59%) React
22 220 (13.00%) Amazon S3
23 213 (12.59%) SQL
24 204 (12.06%) Asset Management
25 202 (11.94%) Full Stack Development
26 195 (11.52%) GCP
26 195 (11.52%) JavaScript
26 195 (11.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
27 192 (11.35%) TypeScript
28 189 (11.17%) Analytics

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 80 (4.73%) Apache Spark
2 70 (4.14%) Apache Airflow
3 55 (3.25%) Apache
4 50 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (1.36%) Confluence
6 15 (0.89%) nginx
7 11 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.53%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.35%) CMS
10 5 (0.30%) IIS
10 5 (0.30%) JBoss
10 5 (0.30%) Traefik
11 4 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.24%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.24%) SAS
12 2 (0.12%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.12%) Luigi
12 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.12%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 10 (0.59%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.059%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.059%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,420 (83.92%) AWS
2 469 (27.72%) Serverless
3 355 (20.98%) Azure
4 342 (20.21%) AWS Lambda
5 313 (18.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 220 (13.00%) Amazon S3
7 195 (11.52%) GCP
8 179 (10.58%) Amazon EC2
9 155 (9.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 128 (7.57%) Amazon ECS
11 113 (6.68%) GitHub
12 103 (6.09%) Amazon EKS
13 87 (5.14%) Amazon SQS
14 81 (4.79%) Amazon EMR
15 77 (4.55%) AWS Step Functions
16 71 (4.20%) IaaS
17 65 (3.84%) AWS CodePipeline
17 65 (3.84%) Route 53
18 62 (3.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 60 (3.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.36%) Firewall
2 39 (2.30%) DNS
3 37 (2.19%) VPN
4 25 (1.48%) Network Security
5 19 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 15 (0.89%) Internet
7 7 (0.41%) HTTP
7 7 (0.41%) LAN
8 6 (0.35%) MVNO
8 6 (0.35%) SSL
8 6 (0.35%) WAN
9 5 (0.30%) BGP
9 5 (0.30%) OpenLDAP
9 5 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.24%) FTP
10 4 (0.24%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.24%) OSPF
10 4 (0.24%) SAN
10 4 (0.24%) tcpdump
11 3 (0.18%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (11.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 148 (8.75%) Amazon RDS
3 103 (6.09%) Amazon Redshift
4 73 (4.31%) Big Data
5 58 (3.43%) NoSQL
5 58 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (3.37%) Data Lake
7 54 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
8 53 (3.13%) Amazon Athena
9 43 (2.54%) Hadoop
10 29 (1.71%) Amazon Aurora
11 27 (1.60%) MySQL
12 23 (1.36%) SQL Server
13 20 (1.18%) Relational Database
14 19 (1.12%) Power BI
15 17 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (1.00%) Apache Ignite
16 14 (0.83%) Tableau
17 11 (0.65%) HBase
17 11 (0.65%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 256 (15.13%) Jenkins
2 185 (10.93%) Git (software)
3 145 (8.57%) GitLab
4 57 (3.37%) JIRA
5 49 (2.90%) Terragrunt
6 40 (2.36%) Artifactory
7 36 (2.13%) Bitbucket
8 28 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 24 (1.42%) CircleCI
9 24 (1.42%) Gradle
10 21 (1.24%) SonarQube
10 21 (1.24%) TeamCity
11 16 (0.95%) git-flow
12 10 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.53%) Locust
13 9 (0.53%) Maven
14 8 (0.47%) JUnit
15 7 (0.41%) webpack
16 5 (0.30%) Cucumber
16 5 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 337 (19.92%) Finance
2 167 (9.87%) Front Office
3 138 (8.16%) Social Skills
4 109 (6.44%) Public Sector
5 47 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (2.36%) Retail
7 31 (1.83%) Financial Institution
8 26 (1.54%) Legal
9 25 (1.48%) Presentation Skills
10 23 (1.36%) Banking
11 20 (1.18%) Law
12 11 (0.65%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.59%) Billing
14 7 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
14 7 (0.41%) Marketing
14 7 (0.41%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.35%) Publishing
16 4 (0.24%) Back Office
17 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (13.59%) React
2 141 (8.33%) Node.js
3 135 (7.98%) Kafka
4 59 (3.49%) .NET
5 51 (3.01%) gRPC
6 50 (2.96%) AngularJS
7 48 (2.84%) Vue.js
8 44 (2.60%) PySpark
9 43 (2.54%) Material-UI
10 31 (1.83%) Protocol Buffers
11 29 (1.71%) GraphQL
12 28 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
12 28 (1.65%) REST
13 27 (1.60%) .NET Core
14 26 (1.54%) ASP.NET
15 24 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
16 23 (1.36%) ASP.NET Core
17 17 (1.00%) Lambda Expressions
18 15 (0.89%) Spring Boot
18 15 (0.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 124 (7.33%) Equities
2 96 (5.67%) Cloud Native
3 84 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
3 84 (4.96%) Hedge funds
4 65 (3.84%) Fixed Income
4 65 (3.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 50 (2.96%) Public Cloud
6 37 (2.19%) Derivative
7 32 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 28 (1.65%) iPad
9 16 (0.95%) Data Structures
10 14 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 11 (0.65%) User Experience
12 10 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.53%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 304 (17.97%) Linux
2 99 (5.85%) Windows
3 63 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (2.36%) Unix
5 17 (1.00%) CentOS
5 17 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
7 6 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.30%) Debian
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.18%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.12%) Mesosphere
10 2 (0.12%) VMS
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.059%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 907 (53.61%) DevOps
2 632 (37.35%) CI/CD
3 478 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
4 392 (23.17%) Infrastructure as Code
5 350 (20.69%) Software Engineering
6 232 (13.71%) Microservices
7 204 (12.06%) Asset Management
8 202 (11.94%) Full Stack Development
9 189 (11.17%) Analytics
10 159 (9.40%) Investment Management
11 146 (8.63%) Migration
12 117 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
13 91 (5.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 89 (5.26%) Test Automation
15 88 (5.20%) Scrum
16 86 (5.08%) Data Engineering
17 72 (4.26%) TDD
18 67 (3.96%) Configuration Management
18 67 (3.96%) Continuous Delivery
19 64 (3.78%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 674 (39.83%) Python
2 235 (13.89%) Java
3 213 (12.59%) SQL
4 195 (11.52%) JavaScript
5 192 (11.35%) TypeScript
6 156 (9.22%) Bash
7 87 (5.14%) PowerShell
8 49 (2.90%) C#
9 47 (2.78%) Scala
10 41 (2.42%) Go
11 38 (2.25%) Ruby
12 36 (2.13%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.18%) Kotlin
14 17 (1.00%) Groovy
15 14 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.41%) ES6
16 7 (0.41%) PHP
17 6 (0.35%) Rust
17 6 (0.35%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.30%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 172 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 144 (8.51%) AWS Certification
3 139 (8.22%) SC Cleared
4 34 (2.01%) RHCE
5 28 (1.65%) Degree
6 26 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.41%) CCNP
11 6 (0.35%) CCNA
12 2 (0.12%) CCIE
12 2 (0.12%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.059%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.059%) CISSP
13 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.01%) QA
2 28 (1.65%) GDPR
3 15 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.83%) SLA
5 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.059%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.059%) IFRS
7 1 (0.059%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.059%) NCSC
System Software
1 484 (28.61%) Docker
2 27 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.18%) HDFS
6 3 (0.18%) KVM
7 1 (0.059%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.059%) NFS
7 1 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.059%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 912 (53.90%) Terraform
2 458 (27.07%) Kubernetes
3 244 (14.42%) Ansible
4 127 (7.51%) Prometheus
5 88 (5.20%) Grafana
6 79 (4.67%) Puppet
7 51 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (1.60%) Packer
9 19 (1.12%) Kibana
10 14 (0.83%) Istio
11 11 (0.65%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.47%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 7 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 7 (0.41%) Pingdom
15 6 (0.35%) Consul
16 4 (0.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 4 (0.24%) HP Fortify
16 4 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (3.61%) Red Hat
2 51 (3.01%) Splunk
3 46 (2.72%) Microsoft
4 36 (2.13%) Google
5 35 (2.07%) Oracle
6 28 (1.65%) Informatica
7 27 (1.60%) VMware
8 15 (0.89%) New Relic
9 12 (0.71%) Cisco
10 11 (0.65%) Talend
11 9 (0.53%) Brio
11 9 (0.53%) Databricks
12 7 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.41%) SolarWinds
13 6 (0.35%) Adobe
14 5 (0.30%) AppDynamics
14 5 (0.30%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.30%) IBM
14 5 (0.30%) NetApp
15 4 (0.24%) PagerDuty