Period
to 22 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 203 227
Rank change year-on-year +88 +24 +72
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 630 1,190 1,266
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.12% 1.36% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 1.45% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 878 1,035
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £409 £425 £419
90th Percentile £800 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 -
% change year-on-year +44.33% - -

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 27,467 82,290 96,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.41% 94.20% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,255 53,980 63,414
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,116 2,855 3,154
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +12.68% -5.64%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.34% +6.84% -2.78%

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 September 2020.

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
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 September 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 +87 578 £550 - 133
London +60 426 £600 +4.35% 74
UK excluding London +87 158 £475 -9.52% 66
Work from Home -20 88 £525 -4.55% 28
North of England +90 70 £450 -10.09% 29
North West +57 48 £431 -17.53% 26
South East +134 37 £475 -9.52% 5
South West +69 22 £525 -4.55% 5
Yorkshire +76 14 £450 -10.00% 2
Scotland +48 10 £500 -9.09% 4
Midlands +35 9 £405 -19.00% 13
North East +35 8 £450 -10.89% 1
East of England +67 7 £488 -11.36% 7
West Midlands +36 6 £473 -7.27% 8
East Midlands +38 3 £405 -10.00% 5
Wales +39 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland +16 1 £350 - 2

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 569 (90.32%) AWS
2 369 (58.57%) DevOps
3 345 (54.76%) Python
4 322 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
5 281 (44.60%) Finance
6 272 (43.17%) Web Services
7 271 (43.02%) Software Engineering
8 265 (42.06%) Java
9 241 (38.25%) Asset Management
10 228 (36.19%) Terraform
11 201 (31.90%) Kubernetes
12 194 (30.79%) Docker
13 181 (28.73%) Azure
14 179 (28.41%) Front Office
14 179 (28.41%) Investment Management
15 177 (28.10%) Fixed Income
15 177 (28.10%) Hedge funds
16 171 (27.14%) Derivative
17 163 (25.87%) Microservices
18 158 (25.08%) JavaScript
19 157 (24.92%) Equities
20 150 (23.81%) React
21 149 (23.65%) Serverless
22 146 (23.17%) AngularJS
23 144 (22.86%) GCP
23 144 (22.86%) Banking
24 143 (22.70%) AWS Lambda
25 137 (21.75%) Vue.js
26 132 (20.95%) Linux
27 130 (20.63%) Jenkins

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 41 (6.51%) Apache
2 16 (2.54%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (1.90%) Confluence
4 10 (1.59%) Jupyter
5 7 (1.11%) nginx
6 6 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.16%) Mule
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 569 (90.32%) AWS
2 181 (28.73%) Azure
3 149 (23.65%) Serverless
4 144 (22.86%) GCP
5 143 (22.70%) AWS Lambda
6 105 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 98 (15.56%) Amazon EC2
8 91 (14.44%) Amazon S3
9 90 (14.29%) Amazon ECS
10 50 (7.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 46 (7.30%) OpenShift
12 38 (6.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 35 (5.56%) Amazon EKS
14 30 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
14 30 (4.76%) Apigee
15 28 (4.44%) AWS CloudTrail
16 25 (3.97%) Route 53
17 24 (3.81%) GitHub
18 19 (3.02%) Amazon Kinesis
19 15 (2.38%) Coveralls
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.86%) DNS
2 15 (2.38%) Firewall
3 14 (2.22%) HTTP
4 7 (1.11%) Skype
5 5 (0.79%) VPN
6 4 (0.63%) SSL
6 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.48%) DHCP
7 3 (0.48%) Internet
8 2 (0.32%) DSL
8 2 (0.32%) Network Security
9 1 (0.16%) FTP
9 1 (0.16%) IPsec
9 1 (0.16%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.16%) MPLS
9 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.16%) SMTP
9 1 (0.16%) SSH
9 1 (0.16%) VoIP
9 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (12.86%) Amazon RDS
2 79 (12.54%) Amazon Redshift
3 70 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 67 (10.63%) MySQL
5 59 (9.37%) Relational Database
5 59 (9.37%) SQL Server
6 47 (7.46%) NoSQL
7 43 (6.83%) RDBMS
8 39 (6.19%) Amazon Aurora
9 33 (5.24%) Big Data
10 31 (4.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 21 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (3.17%) Amazon Athena
13 16 (2.54%) MongoDB
14 15 (2.38%) Hadoop
15 13 (2.06%) Data Lake
16 7 (1.11%) Apache Hive
17 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
17 6 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 130 (20.63%) Jenkins
2 67 (10.63%) RStudio
3 64 (10.16%) GitLab
4 59 (9.37%) Artifactory
5 47 (7.46%) Git (software)
6 18 (2.86%) SonarQube
7 16 (2.54%) JIRA
7 16 (2.54%) Maven
8 15 (2.38%) TeamCity
9 14 (2.22%) JUnit
10 13 (2.06%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.75%) Bitbucket Server
11 11 (1.75%) Gradle
12 8 (1.27%) CircleCI
13 7 (1.11%) Selenium
14 5 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.79%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.79%) GoCD
14 5 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.79%) Terragrunt
General
1 281 (44.60%) Finance
2 179 (28.41%) Front Office
3 144 (22.86%) Banking
4 79 (12.54%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.49%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.75%) Marketing
7 9 (1.43%) Retail
8 6 (0.95%) Advertising
8 6 (0.95%) Games
9 2 (0.32%) Back Office
9 2 (0.32%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.32%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (43.17%) Web Services
2 150 (23.81%) React
3 146 (23.17%) AngularJS
4 137 (21.75%) Vue.js
5 70 (11.11%) .NET
6 61 (9.68%) gRPC
7 59 (9.37%) Node.js
8 54 (8.57%) .NET Core
8 54 (8.57%) ASP.NET
9 48 (7.62%) J2EE
10 47 (7.46%) ASP.NET Core
11 37 (5.87%) Swagger
12 35 (5.56%) OAuth
13 32 (5.08%) REST
14 29 (4.60%) J2SE
15 21 (3.33%) Spring
16 19 (3.02%) Kafka
17 17 (2.70%) Dropwizard
18 16 (2.54%) Protocol Buffers
19 14 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 177 (28.10%) Fixed Income
1 177 (28.10%) Hedge funds
2 171 (27.14%) Derivative
3 157 (24.92%) Equities
4 129 (20.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 68 (10.79%) Greenfield Project
6 33 (5.24%) Public Cloud
7 27 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (3.65%) Cloud Native
9 15 (2.38%) Reference Data
10 14 (2.22%) Data Centre
10 14 (2.22%) Pricing Data
11 13 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.95%) Blog
12 6 (0.95%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.95%) PKI
12 6 (0.95%) User Experience
13 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (20.95%) Linux
2 28 (4.44%) Unix
3 19 (3.02%) Windows
4 13 (2.06%) CentOS
5 8 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.48%) Android
7 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (58.57%) DevOps
2 322 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (43.02%) Software Engineering
4 241 (38.25%) Asset Management
5 179 (28.41%) Investment Management
6 163 (25.87%) Microservices
7 101 (16.03%) Decision-Making
8 92 (14.60%) Infrastructure as Code
9 88 (13.97%) Migration
10 82 (13.02%) Portfolio Management
11 80 (12.70%) Fintech
12 72 (11.43%) Business Analysis
13 51 (8.10%) TDD
14 47 (7.46%) Infrastructure Automation
15 44 (6.98%) Test Automation
16 43 (6.83%) Configuration Management
17 42 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (6.03%) Front End Development
19 37 (5.87%) Analytics
20 36 (5.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 345 (54.76%) Python
2 265 (42.06%) Java
3 158 (25.08%) JavaScript
4 102 (16.19%) SQL
5 70 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 66 (10.48%) C#
7 39 (6.19%) R
8 22 (3.49%) Ruby
9 19 (3.02%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.06%) Go
11 12 (1.90%) Java 8
12 11 (1.75%) PHP
12 11 (1.75%) Scala
12 11 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.95%) C++
14 6 (0.95%) Groovy
14 6 (0.95%) Perl
15 2 (0.32%) C
15 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 46 (7.30%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.03%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.43%) Degree
5 8 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.48%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.32%) CCNA
8 2 (0.32%) CISSP
8 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.16%) CCNP
9 1 (0.16%) CEH
9 1 (0.16%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.16%) OSCP
9 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.16%) SANS
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.33%) QA
2 13 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.79%) SLA
4 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.32%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.16%) NIST
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 194 (30.79%) Docker
2 12 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.16%) HDFS
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Varnish
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 228 (36.19%) Terraform
2 201 (31.90%) Kubernetes
3 117 (18.57%) Ansible
4 60 (9.52%) Puppet
5 40 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (3.02%) Packer
7 12 (1.90%) Grafana
8 10 (1.59%) Kibana
9 9 (1.43%) Consul
10 8 (1.27%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.95%) Nagios
11 6 (0.95%) PingFederate
12 5 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.48%) Istio
13 3 (0.48%) Nessus
13 3 (0.48%) Rundeck
14 2 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.32%) logstash
14 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
14 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 129 (20.48%) Google
2 64 (10.16%) Oracle
3 16 (2.54%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.22%) Sybase
5 11 (1.75%) Splunk
6 9 (1.43%) Tableau
7 7 (1.11%) Cloudera
8 5 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.79%) Cisco
8 5 (0.79%) Informatica
9 4 (0.63%) Talend
10 3 (0.48%) Adobe
10 3 (0.48%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.48%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.48%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.48%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.48%) VMware
11 2 (0.32%) CloudEndure
11 2 (0.32%) Zscaler