Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 281 401
Rank change year-on-year +71 +120 +241
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,366 920 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 0.92% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.97% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,056 792 537
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £425 £406 £376
90th Percentile £663 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £484 £485
% change year-on-year +3.31% -0.21% +16.87%
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 98,006 95,137 99,937
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,458 62,516 65,127
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +4.38% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,140 2,832 3,269
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.05
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +73 1,330 £550 +4.76% 204
London +41 868 £550 +4.76% 109
UK excluding London +107 497 £500 +3.31% 102
South East +10 131 £525 +5.00% 28
North of England +56 118 £459 -3.42% 29
Midlands +67 101 £500 +25.00% 18
East of England +55 65 £550 - 9
North West +15 61 £485 +7.78% 12
West Midlands +32 60 £475 - 11
South West -13 48 £488 +18.18% 11
East Midlands +36 39 £500 +33.33% 7
Yorkshire +16 37 £463 -7.50% 13
Scotland 0 32 £518 +6.15% 5
North East +16 20 £393 -21.50% 4
Wales -29 3 £513 +7.33%

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,097 (80.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1,025 (75.04%) DevOps
3 670 (49.05%) Terraform
4 622 (45.53%) Ansible
5 585 (42.83%) Python
6 580 (42.46%) Linux
7 528 (38.65%) Docker
8 501 (36.68%) Jenkins
9 437 (31.99%) Puppet
10 413 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
11 369 (27.01%) Java
12 365 (26.72%) Kubernetes
13 318 (23.28%) Opscode Chef
14 310 (22.69%) Amazon EC2
15 254 (18.59%) Configuration Management
16 247 (18.08%) AWS CloudFormation
17 228 (16.69%) Finance
18 220 (16.11%) Web Services
19 213 (15.59%) Amazon S3
20 203 (14.86%) Bash Shell
21 199 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
22 198 (14.49%) Serverless
23 194 (14.20%) Git (software)
24 180 (13.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
25 174 (12.74%) Microservices
26 172 (12.59%) Ruby
27 168 (12.30%) Windows
28 166 (12.15%) AWS Lambda
29 159 (11.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
30 142 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure

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 58 (4.25%) Apache Spark
2 57 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 55 (4.03%) Confluence
4 50 (3.66%) IIS
5 33 (2.42%) Apache
6 24 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 16 (1.17%) nginx
9 15 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (1.02%) JBoss
11 10 (0.73%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.73%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.73%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.66%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.44%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
15 5 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (0.73%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.15%) HipChat
3 2 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.073%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,097 (80.31%) Amazon AWS
2 310 (22.69%) Amazon EC2
3 247 (18.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 213 (15.59%) Amazon S3
5 198 (14.49%) Serverless
6 180 (13.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 166 (12.15%) AWS Lambda
8 142 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 67 (4.90%) Amazon EMR
10 65 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
11 64 (4.69%) GitHub
12 59 (4.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 59 (4.32%) Route 53
13 51 (3.73%) PaaS
14 44 (3.22%) OpenShift
15 43 (3.15%) Amazon SQS
15 43 (3.15%) IaaS
16 42 (3.07%) SaaS
17 41 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
18 40 (2.93%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.20%) Firewall
2 51 (3.73%) DNS
3 45 (3.29%) VPN
4 33 (2.42%) HTTP
5 31 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.46%) SSL
7 16 (1.17%) SSH
8 15 (1.10%) OpenVPN
9 14 (1.02%) LAN
10 13 (0.95%) WAN
11 12 (0.88%) ICMP
11 12 (0.88%) Network Security
12 11 (0.81%) OpenLDAP
13 10 (0.73%) DHCP
14 9 (0.66%) SAN
15 7 (0.51%) Internet
15 7 (0.51%) Software-Defined Networking
16 6 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
17 5 (0.37%) IPsec
17 5 (0.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (9.96%) Amazon RDS
2 105 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 97 (7.10%) MySQL
4 84 (6.15%) Amazon Redshift
5 78 (5.71%) MongoDB
5 78 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 76 (5.56%) Big Data
7 62 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
8 43 (3.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 36 (2.64%) Amazon Aurora
9 36 (2.64%) SQL Server
10 31 (2.27%) Relational Database
11 30 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 29 (2.12%) Amazon Athena
13 22 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (1.32%) Apache Hive
15 15 (1.10%) Data Lake
15 15 (1.10%) InfluxDB
16 11 (0.81%) HBase
16 11 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 501 (36.68%) Jenkins
2 194 (14.20%) Git (software)
3 110 (8.05%) Maven
4 85 (6.22%) JIRA
5 80 (5.86%) Artifactory
6 68 (4.98%) Sonatype Nexus
7 62 (4.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 47 (3.44%) GitLab
9 43 (3.15%) Vagrant
10 40 (2.93%) Bitbucket
11 38 (2.78%) Subversion
12 35 (2.56%) Hudson
13 31 (2.27%) TeamCity
14 22 (1.61%) SonarQube
15 18 (1.32%) JUnit
15 18 (1.32%) Selenium
16 17 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
17 16 (1.17%) Cucumber
18 13 (0.95%) Ant
18 13 (0.95%) Gradle
General
1 228 (16.69%) Finance
2 94 (6.88%) Banking
3 48 (3.51%) Front Office
4 38 (2.78%) Retail
5 29 (2.12%) Marketing
6 16 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.88%) Publishing
8 9 (0.66%) Games
8 9 (0.66%) Law
9 7 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.37%) Automotive
10 5 (0.37%) Electronics
10 5 (0.37%) Legal
11 4 (0.29%) Back Office
11 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.22%) Billing
12 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.073%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.073%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (16.11%) Web Services
2 76 (5.56%) .NET
3 75 (5.49%) Elastic Stack
4 74 (5.42%) Node.js
5 64 (4.69%) React
6 39 (2.86%) NumPy
7 37 (2.71%) AngularJS
8 35 (2.56%) J2EE
8 35 (2.56%) SciPy
9 29 (2.12%) Middleware
10 28 (2.05%) Spring Boot
11 25 (1.83%) J2SE
11 25 (1.83%) Kafka
11 25 (1.83%) REST
12 24 (1.76%) JSON
13 22 (1.61%) RESTful
13 22 (1.61%) Spring
14 20 (1.46%) Sensu
15 18 (1.32%) Redux
16 16 (1.17%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 138 (10.10%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (3.66%) Cloud Native
3 46 (3.37%) Public Cloud
4 45 (3.29%) Data Centre
5 42 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (2.78%) Fintech
7 28 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
8 22 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.39%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.02%) PKI
11 13 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
12 11 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (0.66%) NHS
14 9 (0.66%) Wiki
15 8 (0.59%) Hedge funds
16 7 (0.51%) Replication
17 6 (0.44%) Clustering
17 6 (0.44%) Fixed Income
17 6 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 580 (42.46%) Linux
2 168 (12.30%) Windows
3 159 (11.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 122 (8.93%) Unix
5 74 (5.42%) CentOS
6 25 (1.83%) Windows Server
7 20 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.51%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.44%) Debian
11 4 (0.29%) Fedora
11 4 (0.29%) Solaris
11 4 (0.29%) VMS
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.15%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.073%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.073%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.073%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,025 (75.04%) DevOps
2 413 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (18.59%) Configuration Management
4 199 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
5 174 (12.74%) Microservices
6 142 (10.40%) Migration
7 135 (9.88%) Software Engineering
8 116 (8.49%) Deployment Automation
9 115 (8.42%) Open Source
10 113 (8.27%) Continuous Delivery
11 94 (6.88%) TDD
12 89 (6.52%) Test Automation
13 88 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 85 (6.22%) Analytics
15 80 (5.86%) ETL
16 73 (5.34%) Load Balancing
17 72 (5.27%) Problem-Solving
18 71 (5.20%) E-Commerce
19 63 (4.61%) Scrum
20 58 (4.25%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 585 (42.83%) Python
2 369 (27.01%) Java
3 203 (14.86%) Bash Shell
4 172 (12.59%) Ruby
5 138 (10.10%) SQL
6 125 (9.15%) PowerShell
7 83 (6.08%) Perl
8 68 (4.98%) C++
9 53 (3.88%) JavaScript
10 51 (3.73%) Go
11 44 (3.22%) Shell Script
12 43 (3.15%) Scala
13 36 (2.64%) Groovy
14 29 (2.12%) PHP
15 25 (1.83%) Java 8
16 24 (1.76%) C#
17 20 (1.46%) R
18 13 (0.95%) PHP 7
18 13 (0.95%) TypeScript
19 10 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 120 (8.78%) AWS Certification
2 116 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 105 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.27%) Degree
5 15 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.59%) CISSP
8 7 (0.51%) CISM
8 7 (0.51%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.44%) CCNA
10 5 (0.37%) CCNP
10 5 (0.37%) CCSA
11 4 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.29%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.15%) CCDP
12 2 (0.15%) CCIE
12 2 (0.15%) CISA
12 2 (0.15%) ISSMP
12 2 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.32%) QA
2 7 (0.51%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.44%) GDPR
3 6 (0.44%) PMO
4 4 (0.29%) SLA
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
1 528 (38.65%) Docker
2 30 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.81%) HDFS
4 11 (0.81%) vCloud
4 11 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.66%) Postfix
5 9 (0.66%) Squid
6 6 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.37%) vSphere
8 4 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.29%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.15%) Btrfs
10 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.15%) Xen
11 1 (0.073%) KVM
Systems Management
1 670 (49.05%) Terraform
2 622 (45.53%) Ansible
3 437 (31.99%) Puppet
4 365 (26.72%) Kubernetes
5 318 (23.28%) Opscode Chef
6 122 (8.93%) Packer
7 49 (3.59%) Salt
7 49 (3.59%) ZABBIX
8 43 (3.15%) Nagios
9 39 (2.86%) Kibana
10 38 (2.78%) logstash
11 31 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
12 29 (2.12%) Mesos
13 20 (1.46%) Rancher
14 17 (1.24%) Uchiwa
15 16 (1.17%) Consul
15 16 (1.17%) Pingdom
16 15 (1.10%) Grafana
17 13 (0.95%) Prometheus
18 10 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 110 (8.05%) Red Hat
2 93 (6.81%) Splunk
3 65 (4.76%) Oracle
4 47 (3.44%) VMware
5 43 (3.15%) Microsoft
6 39 (2.86%) Google
7 38 (2.78%) New Relic
8 23 (1.68%) Cloudera
8 23 (1.68%) hybris
9 20 (1.46%) Atlassian
10 19 (1.39%) PagerDuty
11 15 (1.10%) Adobe
11 15 (1.10%) SaltStack
12 14 (1.02%) Cisco
12 14 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.88%) Tableau
14 11 (0.81%) Hortonworks
14 11 (0.81%) SAP
15 9 (0.66%) IBM
15 9 (0.66%) Sonatype