Period
to 16 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 September 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
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 228 300
Rank change year-on-year +28 +72 +133
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,215 1,252 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.23% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.30% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 1,001 719
UK median daily rate £550 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £419 £400
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £484
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.31% -0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 - -

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 83,661 96,061 92,857
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 94.75% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,914 62,983 60,587
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £649 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,904 3,102 2,798
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £18.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.95% -5.58% -0.42%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -3.36%

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 September 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Engineer over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 September 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
England +18 1,166 £550 - 203
London +28 757 £575 +4.55% 117
UK excluding London +36 455 £525 +5.00% 94
South East +1 116 £531 +3.16% 24
North of England +23 115 £501 +11.22% 29
Midlands +33 82 £500 -3.61% 6
North West +33 77 £522 +7.63% 19
South West +11 66 £550 +10.00% 16
West Midlands +21 48 £510 -2.86% 5
Scotland +66 40 £550 +10.00% 7
East Midlands +31 34 £450 -10.00% 1
East of England -23 29 £550 +10.00% 11
Yorkshire +2 27 £500 +14.29% 10
North East +11 11 £505 +31.17%
Wales +28 6 £463 -9.76%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 featuring AWS Engineer in the job title.

1 1,023 (84.20%) AWS
2 802 (66.01%) DevOps
3 573 (47.16%) Terraform
4 562 (46.26%) Python
5 469 (38.60%) Docker
6 453 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
7 431 (35.47%) Linux
8 428 (35.23%) Ansible
9 420 (34.57%) Jenkins
10 396 (32.59%) Java
11 379 (31.19%) Kubernetes
12 307 (25.27%) Serverless
13 282 (23.21%) AWS Lambda
14 274 (22.55%) Finance
15 264 (21.73%) Amazon S3
16 229 (18.85%) Puppet
16 229 (18.85%) Git (software)
17 214 (17.61%) Web Services
18 211 (17.37%) Configuration Management
19 202 (16.63%) AWS CloudFormation
19 202 (16.63%) Software Engineering
19 202 (16.63%) Amazon EC2
20 176 (14.49%) Azure
21 167 (13.74%) Infrastructure as Code
22 164 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
23 156 (12.84%) Microservices
23 156 (12.84%) Opscode Chef
24 153 (12.59%) Amazon RDS
25 144 (11.85%) Migration
26 142 (11.69%) Bash Shell

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
1 100 (8.23%) Apache Spark
2 57 (4.69%) Apache
3 54 (4.44%) Confluence
4 27 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.98%) Apache Airflow
6 20 (1.65%) nginx
7 15 (1.23%) IIS
8 7 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.49%) Luigi
10 5 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.33%) SAS
12 3 (0.25%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.16%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.16%) Drupal
13 2 (0.16%) Mongrel
13 2 (0.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.082%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.082%) assyst
1 1 (0.082%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.082%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.082%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.082%) Magento
1 1 (0.082%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,023 (84.20%) AWS
2 307 (25.27%) Serverless
3 282 (23.21%) AWS Lambda
4 264 (21.73%) Amazon S3
5 202 (16.63%) Amazon EC2
5 202 (16.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 176 (14.49%) Azure
7 106 (8.72%) GCP
8 105 (8.64%) GitHub
9 97 (7.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 93 (7.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 92 (7.57%) Amazon ECS
12 75 (6.17%) Amazon SQS
13 73 (6.01%) Amazon Kinesis
14 68 (5.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 65 (5.35%) Route 53
16 63 (5.19%) Amazon ELB
17 52 (4.28%) CloudFront
17 52 (4.28%) OpenShift
18 49 (4.03%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.70%) VPN
2 41 (3.37%) Firewall
3 27 (2.22%) HTTP
4 26 (2.14%) DNS
5 18 (1.48%) Internet
6 17 (1.40%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.15%) SSL
8 10 (0.82%) WAN
9 7 (0.58%) DHCP
10 6 (0.49%) FTP
10 6 (0.49%) OpenVPN
11 5 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.41%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.33%) BGP
12 4 (0.33%) IPsec
12 4 (0.33%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.33%) Network Security
13 3 (0.25%) MQTT
14 2 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (12.59%) Amazon RDS
2 103 (8.48%) Big Data
3 97 (7.98%) Amazon Redshift
4 85 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (6.01%) Hadoop
6 65 (5.35%) NoSQL
7 59 (4.86%) SQL Server
8 57 (4.69%) MySQL
9 56 (4.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 50 (4.12%) Relational Database
11 44 (3.62%) Amazon Athena
12 40 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
13 38 (3.13%) RDBMS
14 29 (2.39%) MongoDB
15 25 (2.06%) Data Lake
16 22 (1.81%) Amazon Aurora
17 15 (1.23%) Apache Hive
18 14 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
19 11 (0.91%) Snowflake Schema
20 8 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 420 (34.57%) Jenkins
2 229 (18.85%) Git (software)
3 99 (8.15%) GitLab
4 95 (7.82%) JIRA
5 78 (6.42%) Artifactory
6 61 (5.02%) Bitbucket
7 51 (4.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 38 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 29 (2.39%) TeamCity
10 23 (1.89%) Travis CI
11 18 (1.48%) CircleCI
12 16 (1.32%) SonarQube
13 15 (1.23%) Maven
14 12 (0.99%) Gradle
14 12 (0.99%) JUnit
14 12 (0.99%) Visual Studio
15 11 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (0.82%) Subversion
17 9 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 274 (22.55%) Finance
2 67 (5.51%) Banking
3 51 (4.20%) Front Office
4 33 (2.72%) Retail
5 28 (2.30%) Public Sector
6 10 (0.82%) Legal
7 9 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.74%) Law
8 8 (0.66%) Games
9 7 (0.58%) Publishing
9 7 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 7 (0.58%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.41%) Marketing
11 3 (0.25%) Automotive
11 3 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.16%) Advertising
12 2 (0.16%) Electronics
12 2 (0.16%) German Language
12 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (17.61%) Web Services
2 135 (11.11%) Node.js
3 100 (8.23%) Kafka
4 81 (6.67%) J2EE
5 79 (6.50%) AngularJS
6 70 (5.76%) React
7 50 (4.12%) .NET
8 37 (3.05%) Elastic Stack
9 33 (2.72%) J2SE
10 30 (2.47%) PySpark
11 27 (2.22%) JSON
12 22 (1.81%) Pandas
13 19 (1.56%) REST
14 18 (1.48%) RESTful
15 17 (1.40%) Vue.js
16 16 (1.32%) pytest
17 14 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (1.07%) .NET Core
19 12 (0.99%) Ember.js
20 11 (0.91%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.34%) Public Cloud
2 53 (4.36%) Cloud Native
3 51 (4.20%) Fixed Income
4 50 (4.12%) Derivative
5 39 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
6 32 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
10 14 (1.15%) Data Centre
10 14 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
11 13 (1.07%) PKI
12 12 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (0.91%) Clustering
14 10 (0.82%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.82%) Pricing Data
15 9 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.74%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.66%) User Experience
17 6 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 431 (35.47%) Linux
2 141 (11.60%) Windows
3 72 (5.93%) Unix
4 53 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (2.39%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.89%) CentOS
7 9 (0.74%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.41%) Debian
9 4 (0.33%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.16%) AIX
11 2 (0.16%) Android
11 2 (0.16%) VMS
12 1 (0.082%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.082%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.082%) Fedora
12 1 (0.082%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.082%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 802 (66.01%) DevOps
2 453 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (17.37%) Configuration Management
4 202 (16.63%) Software Engineering
5 167 (13.74%) Infrastructure as Code
6 164 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
7 156 (12.84%) Microservices
8 144 (11.85%) Migration
9 118 (9.71%) Scrum
10 110 (9.05%) Asset Management
11 92 (7.57%) Analytics
12 82 (6.75%) Open Source
13 73 (6.01%) Fintech
14 72 (5.93%) Mentoring
15 70 (5.76%) Deployment Automation
16 61 (5.02%) ETL
16 61 (5.02%) Front End Development
17 60 (4.94%) TDD
18 58 (4.77%) Investment Management
19 56 (4.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 562 (46.26%) Python
2 396 (32.59%) Java
3 142 (11.69%) Bash Shell
4 137 (11.28%) SQL
5 129 (10.62%) JavaScript
6 103 (8.48%) PowerShell
7 79 (6.50%) Ruby
8 66 (5.43%) C#
9 63 (5.19%) Scala
10 50 (4.12%) Go
11 49 (4.03%) C++
12 44 (3.62%) Perl
13 37 (3.05%) Shell Script
14 35 (2.88%) PHP
15 22 (1.81%) Groovy
16 11 (0.91%) Java 8
17 8 (0.66%) R
18 6 (0.49%) Kotlin
19 5 (0.41%) Clojure
20 4 (0.33%) Rust
Qualifications
1 107 (8.81%) AWS Certification
1 107 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 83 (6.83%) SC Cleared
3 45 (3.70%) Degree
4 13 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.49%) CISSP
7 5 (0.41%) RHCE
8 4 (0.33%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.16%) CISA
10 2 (0.16%) CISM
10 2 (0.16%) CISMP
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 2 (0.16%) ISSMP
10 2 (0.16%) MCSA
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.082%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.07%) QA
2 12 (0.99%) GDPR
3 7 (0.58%) NIST
4 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.33%) NCSC
6 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.16%) COBIT
7 2 (0.16%) PSD2
7 2 (0.16%) SLA
8 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 469 (38.60%) Docker
2 26 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.49%) HDFS
3 6 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.25%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.25%) Xen
5 2 (0.16%) NFS
5 2 (0.16%) PowerDNS
5 2 (0.16%) vCloud
5 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.082%) KVM
6 1 (0.082%) LXC
6 1 (0.082%) Varnish
6 1 (0.082%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.082%) vSphere
6 1 (0.082%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 573 (47.16%) Terraform
2 428 (35.23%) Ansible
3 379 (31.19%) Kubernetes
4 229 (18.85%) Puppet
5 156 (12.84%) Opscode Chef
6 65 (5.35%) Packer
7 32 (2.63%) Consul
8 18 (1.48%) Prometheus
8 18 (1.48%) Salt
9 17 (1.40%) Grafana
10 14 (1.15%) Nagios
11 12 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (0.99%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.82%) Suricata
13 8 (0.66%) Kibana
14 7 (0.58%) logstash
14 7 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.49%) FreeIPA
15 6 (0.49%) Mesos
16 4 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (5.02%) Splunk
2 56 (4.61%) Google
3 49 (4.03%) Bloomberg
3 49 (4.03%) Reuters
4 46 (3.79%) Red Hat
5 39 (3.21%) Atlassian
6 38 (3.13%) Oracle
7 35 (2.88%) Microsoft
8 28 (2.30%) SAP
9 26 (2.14%) IBM
10 25 (2.06%) Informatica
10 25 (2.06%) Tableau
11 23 (1.89%) IBM Sterling
12 20 (1.65%) New Relic
13 16 (1.32%) AppDynamics
14 13 (1.07%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.07%) Cloudera
14 13 (1.07%) Qualys
15 11 (0.91%) VMware
16 10 (0.82%) Sybase