Period
to 20 January 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 216 201 236
Rank change year-on-year -15 +35 +125
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 896 1,350 1,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.38% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.45% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 1,014 914
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £413
90th Percentile £688 £662 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 67,797 92,860 94,389
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 94.72% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,156 61,376 62,680
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £241 £269 £260
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,698 2,829 2,780
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +1.08% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +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 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS Engineer in the UK

AWS Engineer
Top 16 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 20 January 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
England -12 851 £561 +2.05% 243
London +7 523 £575 - 128
UK excluding London -9 365 £525 - 124
North of England -10 100 £525 - 47
South East +9 76 £575 +9.52% 18
North West -3 71 £525 -4.55% 27
Midlands -8 55 £450 -7.69% 16
South West +8 51 £550 +4.76% 9
East of England +53 47 £425 -22.73% 24
Scotland +13 32 £550 +4.76% 7
West Midlands +7 28 £475 +5.56% 12
East Midlands +3 27 £450 -10.04% 4
Yorkshire +18 23 £500 +5.26% 18
North East -5 6 £500 -4.76% 2
Wales +33 4 £470 +25.33% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 758 (84.60%) AWS
2 573 (63.95%) DevOps
3 438 (48.88%) Terraform
4 412 (45.98%) Python
5 321 (35.83%) Docker
6 310 (34.60%) Kubernetes
7 296 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
8 287 (32.03%) Ansible
9 261 (29.13%) Linux
10 256 (28.57%) Jenkins
11 236 (26.34%) Java
12 182 (20.31%) Serverless
13 180 (20.09%) Finance
14 169 (18.86%) AWS CloudFormation
15 160 (17.86%) Puppet
16 157 (17.52%) AWS Lambda
17 154 (17.19%) Amazon EC2
18 153 (17.08%) Amazon S3
19 148 (16.52%) Microservices
20 143 (15.96%) Configuration Management
21 141 (15.74%) Infrastructure as Code
22 138 (15.40%) Web Services
22 138 (15.40%) Git (software)
23 135 (15.07%) Software Engineering
24 132 (14.73%) Azure
25 127 (14.17%) Security Cleared
26 125 (13.95%) Migration
27 112 (12.50%) SQL
28 110 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
29 106 (11.83%) Windows

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 50 (5.58%) Apache Spark
2 38 (4.24%) Confluence
3 24 (2.68%) Apache
4 23 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.12%) nginx
5 10 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (0.67%) IIS
8 4 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.22%) SAS
10 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.11%) CMS
11 1 (0.11%) Drupal
11 1 (0.11%) Jetty
11 1 (0.11%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (2.01%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Eikon
2 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 758 (84.60%) AWS
2 182 (20.31%) Serverless
3 169 (18.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 157 (17.52%) AWS Lambda
5 154 (17.19%) Amazon EC2
6 153 (17.08%) Amazon S3
7 132 (14.73%) Azure
8 86 (9.60%) GCP
9 76 (8.48%) GitHub
10 60 (6.70%) Amazon ECS
11 56 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 53 (5.92%) OpenShift
13 47 (5.25%) Amazon SQS
14 43 (4.80%) Route 53
15 42 (4.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 42 (4.69%) Amazon ELB
15 42 (4.69%) CloudFront
16 38 (4.24%) Amazon Kinesis
17 27 (3.01%) AWS Step Functions
18 24 (2.68%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.24%) VPN
2 22 (2.46%) Firewall
3 19 (2.12%) DNS
4 13 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.34%) DHCP
6 10 (1.12%) Skype
7 9 (1.00%) HTTP
8 8 (0.89%) Internet
9 7 (0.78%) Network Security
10 6 (0.67%) SSL
11 3 (0.33%) IPsec
11 3 (0.33%) WAN
12 2 (0.22%) BGP
12 2 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.22%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.11%) 802.11
13 1 (0.11%) DMZ
13 1 (0.11%) EIGRP
13 1 (0.11%) TACACS
13 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (10.94%) Amazon RDS
2 68 (7.59%) Amazon Redshift
3 59 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (6.25%) Big Data
5 50 (5.58%) Amazon Athena
5 50 (5.58%) SQL Server
6 48 (5.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 47 (5.25%) NoSQL
8 40 (4.46%) Relational Database
9 35 (3.91%) Amazon Aurora
9 35 (3.91%) Hadoop
10 33 (3.68%) RDBMS
11 28 (3.13%) MySQL
12 22 (2.46%) Data Lake
13 20 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
14 19 (2.12%) MongoDB
14 19 (2.12%) Redis
15 14 (1.56%) HBase
16 13 (1.45%) DB2
16 13 (1.45%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 256 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 138 (15.40%) Git (software)
3 61 (6.81%) JIRA
4 50 (5.58%) GitLab
5 43 (4.80%) Artifactory
6 37 (4.13%) Bitbucket
7 27 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
8 24 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 20 (2.23%) CircleCI
10 18 (2.01%) Travis CI
11 11 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.12%) Gradle
12 10 (1.12%) RStudio
12 10 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.00%) Bitbucket Server
13 9 (1.00%) JUnit
14 8 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (0.78%) Maven
15 7 (0.78%) Vagrant
16 6 (0.67%) SonarQube
General
1 180 (20.09%) Finance
2 61 (6.81%) Front Office
3 58 (6.47%) Banking
4 33 (3.68%) Public Sector
5 17 (1.90%) Retail
6 7 (0.78%) Law
7 5 (0.56%) Games
7 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.56%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.45%) Legal
8 4 (0.45%) Marketing
8 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.33%) Automotive
10 2 (0.22%) Electronics
10 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.11%) Advertising
11 1 (0.11%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (15.40%) Web Services
2 77 (8.59%) Node.js
3 50 (5.58%) J2EE
4 42 (4.69%) Kafka
5 36 (4.02%) .NET
6 25 (2.79%) Elastic Stack
6 25 (2.79%) JSON
6 25 (2.79%) React
7 22 (2.46%) AngularJS
7 22 (2.46%) J2SE
8 16 (1.79%) gRPC
8 16 (1.79%) HTML
9 14 (1.56%) CSS
10 13 (1.45%) PySpark
10 13 (1.45%) REST
10 13 (1.45%) Spring
10 13 (1.45%) Spring Boot
10 13 (1.45%) Vue.js
11 12 (1.34%) Dropwizard
12 9 (1.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.47%) Fixed Income
2 56 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (5.47%) Derivative
4 38 (4.24%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.79%) Cloud Native
6 30 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (2.68%) Hedge funds
8 23 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
10 20 (2.23%) Equities
11 19 (2.12%) Data Centre
12 18 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
13 15 (1.67%) User Experience
14 12 (1.34%) Pricing Data
15 11 (1.23%) Replication
16 9 (1.00%) Data Structures
16 9 (1.00%) PKI
17 8 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.89%) Market Risk
17 8 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 261 (29.13%) Linux
2 106 (11.83%) Windows
3 34 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (3.46%) Unix
5 30 (3.35%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.90%) CentOS
7 14 (1.56%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.78%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.45%) Debian
12 2 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) VMS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (63.95%) DevOps
2 296 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (16.52%) Microservices
4 143 (15.96%) Configuration Management
5 141 (15.74%) Infrastructure as Code
6 135 (15.07%) Software Engineering
7 125 (13.95%) Migration
8 86 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (9.04%) Asset Management
10 62 (6.92%) Open Source
11 60 (6.70%) Test Automation
12 55 (6.14%) Scrum
13 54 (6.03%) Analytics
14 48 (5.36%) ETL
15 43 (4.80%) Mentoring
16 39 (4.35%) TDD
17 37 (4.13%) Deployment Automation
18 32 (3.57%) Infrastructure Automation
19 31 (3.46%) E-Commerce
20 30 (3.35%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 412 (45.98%) Python
2 236 (26.34%) Java
3 112 (12.50%) SQL
4 88 (9.82%) Bash Shell
5 77 (8.59%) PowerShell
6 69 (7.70%) Ruby
7 60 (6.70%) JavaScript
8 44 (4.91%) C#
9 42 (4.69%) Go
10 38 (4.24%) Scala
11 34 (3.79%) Perl
12 33 (3.68%) R
13 32 (3.57%) PHP
14 28 (3.13%) C++
15 23 (2.57%) Shell Script
16 21 (2.34%) Java 8
17 13 (1.45%) Kotlin
18 12 (1.34%) Groovy
19 7 (0.78%) T-SQL
20 4 (0.45%) Rust
Qualifications
1 127 (14.17%) Security Cleared
2 103 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 66 (7.37%) AWS Certification
4 33 (3.68%) Degree
5 7 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.78%) CISSP
5 7 (0.78%) MCSA
5 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 5 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.56%) RHCE
7 4 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.45%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.33%) CISM
8 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.22%) CISA
9 2 (0.22%) CISMP
9 2 (0.22%) ISSMP
9 2 (0.22%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.23%) SLA
2 8 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (0.89%) QA
3 5 (0.56%) NIST
4 3 (0.33%) COBIT
4 3 (0.33%) NCSC
5 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 321 (35.83%) Docker
2 26 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.33%) HDFS
6 3 (0.33%) vSphere
7 2 (0.22%) LXC
7 2 (0.22%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 438 (48.88%) Terraform
2 310 (34.60%) Kubernetes
3 287 (32.03%) Ansible
4 160 (17.86%) Puppet
5 110 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (4.46%) Packer
7 18 (2.01%) Consul
8 11 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (1.23%) SCCM
9 9 (1.00%) Rancher
10 8 (0.89%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.78%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.67%) Salt
12 6 (0.67%) Suricata
13 5 (0.56%) Grafana
14 4 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 4 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 3 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
15 3 (0.33%) Istio
15 3 (0.33%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 48 (5.36%) Google
2 40 (4.46%) Oracle
3 36 (4.02%) Red Hat
4 28 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 25 (2.79%) Splunk
5 25 (2.79%) Sybase
5 25 (2.79%) VMware
6 21 (2.34%) Tableau
7 16 (1.79%) Informatica
8 15 (1.67%) Bloomberg
8 15 (1.67%) Reuters
9 14 (1.56%) SAP
10 13 (1.45%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.23%) Cognos
12 9 (1.00%) IBM
12 9 (1.00%) IBM Sterling
13 8 (0.89%) AppDynamics
13 8 (0.89%) New Relic
13 8 (0.89%) Veracode
14 7 (0.78%) SaltStack