Period
to 19 September 2021

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

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
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 163 122 208
Rank change year-on-year -41 +86 +28
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,280 626 1,214
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 2.12% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.29% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,001 562 878
10th Percentile £425 £413 £425
25th Percentile £463 £476 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -1.82% - -
75th Percentile £605 £650 £625
90th Percentile £690 £800 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
10th Percentile £40.93 " £11.15
25th Percentile £49.81 " £12.50
Median hourly rate £66.75 £40.00 £41.75
Median % change year-on-year +66.88% -4.19% -
75th Percentile £85.81 " £70.00
90th Percentile £95.98 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 73,095 27,340 83,744
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.15% 92.51% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 50,507 18,247 56,036
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £405 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £570
90th Percentile £688 £668 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,040 915 2,766
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £18.98
Median % change year-on-year -8.57% +15.28% +8.43%
75th Percentile £44.77 £43.75 £43.49
90th Percentile £61.03 £53.75 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.88 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.60% +14.29% -

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 19 September 2021.

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 19 September 2021.

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 19 September 2021. 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 -61 985 £550 - 222
London -68 610 £563 -6.25% 134
Work from Home -10 494 £550 +4.76% 52
UK excluding London -23 332 £500 +5.26% 91
North of England -15 136 £500 +15.74% 34
North West -34 70 £500 +16.28% 17
South East -58 59 £525 +10.53% 17
Yorkshire -17 44 £525 +13.51% 12
Scotland -45 37 £500 - 6
South West -22 36 £508 -3.33% 10
Midlands -51 32 £475 +17.28% 13
West Midlands -43 24 £475 +0.44% 10
North East +2 22 £525 +5.53% 5
East of England -33 14 £575 +17.95% 10
Wales -9 13 £475 -10.38%
East Midlands -37 6 £500 +28.12% 3
Northern Ireland - 5 £470 - 1

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2021, 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 1,110 (86.72%) AWS
2 691 (53.98%) DevOps
3 690 (53.91%) Terraform
4 521 (40.70%) Python
5 414 (32.34%) Serverless
6 410 (32.03%) Docker
7 368 (28.75%) AWS Lambda
8 360 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
9 357 (27.89%) Kubernetes
10 283 (22.11%) Infrastructure as Code
11 259 (20.23%) Linux
12 256 (20.00%) Amazon S3
13 246 (19.22%) Ansible
14 219 (17.11%) Software Engineering
15 217 (16.95%) Finance
16 211 (16.48%) Amazon EC2
17 208 (16.25%) AWS CloudFormation
18 195 (15.23%) Azure
19 190 (14.84%) Jenkins
20 189 (14.77%) Java
21 179 (13.98%) Web Services
22 161 (12.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
23 158 (12.34%) GitHub
24 136 (10.63%) Amazon RDS
25 135 (10.55%) SQL
26 130 (10.16%) JavaScript
27 128 (10.00%) Git (software)
28 126 (9.84%) GitLab
29 115 (8.98%) Social Skills
30 112 (8.75%) Microservices

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 73 (5.70%) Apache Spark
2 49 (3.83%) Apache Airflow
3 44 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
4 42 (3.28%) Apache
5 31 (2.42%) Confluence
6 21 (1.64%) nginx
7 15 (1.17%) Jupyter
8 7 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.47%) Luigi
10 5 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.23%) Traefik
12 2 (0.16%) CMS
12 2 (0.16%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.16%) IIS
12 2 (0.16%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.078%) Jetty
13 1 (0.078%) Liferay
13 1 (0.078%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.078%) SPSS
2 1 (0.078%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (0.47%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.078%) Magento
3 1 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,110 (86.72%) AWS
2 414 (32.34%) Serverless
3 368 (28.75%) AWS Lambda
4 256 (20.00%) Amazon S3
5 211 (16.48%) Amazon EC2
6 208 (16.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 195 (15.23%) Azure
8 158 (12.34%) GitHub
9 111 (8.67%) Amazon EKS
10 98 (7.66%) Amazon ECS
11 95 (7.42%) PaaS
12 92 (7.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 87 (6.80%) Route 53
14 81 (6.33%) AWS Step Functions
14 81 (6.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 79 (6.17%) IaaS
16 78 (6.09%) GCP
17 75 (5.86%) Amazon SQS
18 69 (5.39%) Amazon EMR
19 50 (3.91%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.05%) DNS
2 38 (2.97%) Firewall
3 24 (1.88%) VPN
4 21 (1.64%) HTTP
4 21 (1.64%) SSL
5 20 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.94%) Internet
7 5 (0.39%) DSL
7 5 (0.39%) Network Security
7 5 (0.39%) WAN
8 4 (0.31%) LAN
8 4 (0.31%) tcpdump
9 3 (0.23%) IPsec
9 3 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.23%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.16%) MPLS
11 1 (0.078%) EIGRP
11 1 (0.078%) IPv4
11 1 (0.078%) OSPF
11 1 (0.078%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (12.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 136 (10.63%) Amazon RDS
3 107 (8.36%) Big Data
4 90 (7.03%) Amazon Redshift
5 76 (5.94%) Hadoop
6 71 (5.55%) Amazon Athena
7 46 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (2.97%) Data Lake
9 35 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (2.34%) Relational Database
11 28 (2.19%) SQL Server
12 27 (2.11%) MySQL
13 25 (1.95%) NoSQL
14 18 (1.41%) Apache Ignite
15 16 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (1.17%) MongoDB
16 15 (1.17%) Tableau
17 11 (0.86%) Apache Hive
18 10 (0.78%) Apache Zeppelin
18 10 (0.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 190 (14.84%) Jenkins
2 128 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 126 (9.84%) GitLab
4 61 (4.77%) JIRA
5 36 (2.81%) Artifactory
6 31 (2.42%) Terragrunt
7 29 (2.27%) Bitbucket
8 15 (1.17%) CircleCI
8 15 (1.17%) RStudio
9 13 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (0.86%) Postman
11 9 (0.70%) Travis CI
12 8 (0.63%) Gradle
12 8 (0.63%) Maven
12 8 (0.63%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.55%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.39%) git-flow
14 5 (0.39%) JUnit
15 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 217 (16.95%) Finance
2 115 (8.98%) Social Skills
3 75 (5.86%) Public Sector
4 72 (5.63%) Front Office
5 39 (3.05%) Banking
6 29 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (1.41%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (1.09%) Marketing
9 12 (0.94%) Retail
9 12 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.70%) Electronics
11 9 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.70%) Law
12 8 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.63%) Legal
13 7 (0.55%) Billing
14 6 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.31%) Advertising
16 3 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (13.98%) Web Services
2 112 (8.75%) React
3 111 (8.67%) Node.js
4 65 (5.08%) Kafka
5 46 (3.59%) Material-UI
6 38 (2.97%) .NET
7 32 (2.50%) PySpark
8 30 (2.34%) AngularJS
9 26 (2.03%) REST
10 25 (1.95%) JSON
11 23 (1.80%) Lambda Expressions
11 23 (1.80%) Spring
12 21 (1.64%) Spring Boot
12 21 (1.64%) Vue.js
13 20 (1.56%) GraphQL
14 19 (1.48%) YAML
15 14 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
15 14 (1.09%) Pandas
15 14 (1.09%) XML
16 9 (0.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (3.52%) Public Cloud
2 38 (2.97%) Data Protection Act
3 37 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (2.42%) Cloud Native
5 30 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 25 (1.95%) Equities
8 21 (1.64%) Derivative
9 19 (1.48%) Legacy Applications
10 18 (1.41%) Fixed Income
11 16 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (1.25%) PKI
12 13 (1.02%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (0.78%) Legacy Systems
13 10 (0.78%) NHS
14 9 (0.70%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 259 (20.23%) Linux
2 100 (7.81%) Windows
3 38 (2.97%) Unix
4 20 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.02%) CentOS
7 9 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
9 5 (0.39%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.31%) Alpine Linux
11 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.16%) SUSE
13 1 (0.078%) Solaris
13 1 (0.078%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 691 (53.98%) DevOps
2 360 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (22.11%) Infrastructure as Code
4 219 (17.11%) Software Engineering
5 112 (8.75%) Microservices
6 111 (8.67%) Migration
7 103 (8.05%) Full Stack Development
8 92 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 83 (6.48%) Asset Management
11 71 (5.55%) Configuration Management
12 70 (5.47%) Test Automation
13 68 (5.31%) Analytics
14 65 (5.08%) Scrum
14 65 (5.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 62 (4.84%) TDD
16 59 (4.61%) Data Engineering
17 57 (4.45%) ETL
18 54 (4.22%) Investment Management
19 45 (3.52%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 521 (40.70%) Python
2 189 (14.77%) Java
3 135 (10.55%) SQL
4 130 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 106 (8.28%) TypeScript
6 89 (6.95%) Bash Shell
7 77 (6.02%) PowerShell
8 53 (4.14%) Go
9 50 (3.91%) Scala
10 32 (2.50%) C#
11 23 (1.80%) Ruby
12 21 (1.64%) Groovy
12 21 (1.64%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.56%) Kotlin
13 20 (1.56%) R
14 11 (0.86%) PHP
15 9 (0.70%) C
15 9 (0.70%) C++
16 5 (0.39%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (8.36%) Security Cleared
2 91 (7.11%) AWS Certification
3 86 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.44%) Degree
5 30 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.23%) CISSP
9 2 (0.16%) CCNP
9 2 (0.16%) RHCE
10 1 (0.078%) CCIE
10 1 (0.078%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.078%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.078%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.078%) RHCA
10 1 (0.078%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.078%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.56%) QA
2 9 (0.70%) PCI DSS
2 9 (0.70%) SLA
3 8 (0.63%) GDPR
4 6 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.23%) PSD2
7 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.078%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.078%) NCSC
System Software
1 410 (32.03%) Docker
2 23 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.31%) HDFS
6 4 (0.31%) Squid
7 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.16%) Varnish
9 1 (0.078%) iptables
9 1 (0.078%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.078%) KVM
9 1 (0.078%) pfSense
9 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.078%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.078%) vSphere
9 1 (0.078%) Xen
Systems Management
1 690 (53.91%) Terraform
2 357 (27.89%) Kubernetes
3 246 (19.22%) Ansible
4 90 (7.03%) Puppet
5 74 (5.78%) Prometheus
6 55 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
7 51 (3.98%) Grafana
8 27 (2.11%) Packer
9 11 (0.86%) Istio
10 9 (0.70%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.47%) Consul
11 6 (0.47%) Kibana
12 5 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.31%) Mesos
13 4 (0.31%) Nagios
14 3 (0.23%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.23%) Kubeflow
14 3 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 56 (4.38%) Splunk
2 31 (2.42%) Google
2 31 (2.42%) VMware
3 19 (1.48%) Red Hat
4 18 (1.41%) Databricks
4 18 (1.41%) New Relic
4 18 (1.41%) Oracle
5 16 (1.25%) Microsoft
5 16 (1.25%) SAP
6 15 (1.17%) Hortonworks
6 15 (1.17%) Informatica
7 12 (0.94%) Cloudera
8 11 (0.86%) Brio
9 10 (0.78%) SolarWinds
10 8 (0.63%) Dynatrace
11 6 (0.47%) AppDynamics
11 6 (0.47%) Citrix
12 5 (0.39%) ATG
12 5 (0.39%) Netezza
12 5 (0.39%) Teradata