Period
to 20 May 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 May 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 215 342
Rank change year-on-year +13 +127 +166
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 1,297 1,290 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.28% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.35% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 1,041 530
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £425 £420 £400
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £70.00 - -
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 86,040 95,554 86,200
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.87% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,693 62,780 55,917
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,751 2,995 2,924
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.93 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.60 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% -2.78% -7.69%

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 May 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 20 May 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 20 May 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 +11 1,246 £550 +4.76% 247
London +10 760 £575 +4.55% 163
UK excluding London +30 533 £525 +5.00% 96
North of England +37 177 £525 +10.53% 33
South East -26 125 £519 +3.75% 26
North West +44 98 £550 +10.00% 21
Midlands +52 91 £525 - 11
South West +1 78 £550 +10.00% 5
West Midlands +41 69 £518 -2.36% 7
Yorkshire +11 52 £488 +14.71% 9
Scotland +36 35 £550 +22.22% 10
North East +22 27 £525 +50.00% 3
East Midlands +20 22 £525 +7.69% 4
Wales +11 14 £475 -13.64% 1
East of England -18 14 £500 - 9

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 1,056 (81.42%) Amazon AWS
2 917 (70.70%) DevOps
3 617 (47.57%) Terraform
4 560 (43.18%) Python
5 557 (42.95%) Docker
6 522 (40.25%) Linux
7 490 (37.78%) Jenkins
8 489 (37.70%) Ansible
9 447 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
10 418 (32.23%) Kubernetes
11 339 (26.14%) Java
12 304 (23.44%) Puppet
13 295 (22.74%) Serverless
14 261 (20.12%) Amazon S3
15 256 (19.74%) AWS Lambda
16 230 (17.73%) Git (software)
16 230 (17.73%) Amazon EC2
17 228 (17.58%) Finance
18 221 (17.04%) AWS CloudFormation
19 214 (16.50%) Configuration Management
20 197 (15.19%) Web Services
20 197 (15.19%) Windows
21 178 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
22 169 (13.03%) Opscode Chef
23 166 (12.80%) Amazon RDS
24 165 (12.72%) Bash Shell
25 156 (12.03%) Microservices
26 146 (11.26%) Infrastructure as Code
27 141 (10.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
28 135 (10.41%) Continuous Integration

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 71 (5.47%) Apache Spark
2 67 (5.17%) Confluence
3 42 (3.24%) Apache
4 41 (3.16%) IIS
5 34 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (2.62%) nginx
6 19 (1.46%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (0.62%) Luigi
10 7 (0.54%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.39%) SAS
12 4 (0.31%) Drupal
12 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.31%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.077%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.23%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.15%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1,056 (81.42%) Amazon AWS
2 295 (22.74%) Serverless
3 261 (20.12%) Amazon S3
4 256 (19.74%) AWS Lambda
5 230 (17.73%) Amazon EC2
6 221 (17.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 178 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
8 141 (10.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 97 (7.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 78 (6.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 73 (5.63%) Route 53
12 72 (5.55%) OpenShift
13 71 (5.47%) GitHub
14 69 (5.32%) Amazon Kinesis
15 65 (5.01%) Amazon SQS
16 61 (4.70%) Amazon ELB
17 60 (4.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 56 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
19 53 (4.09%) PaaS
20 47 (3.62%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.63%) VPN
2 57 (4.39%) Firewall
3 54 (4.16%) DNS
4 36 (2.78%) HTTP
5 23 (1.77%) DHCP
5 23 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.16%) IPsec
6 15 (1.16%) SSL
7 14 (1.08%) Network Security
7 14 (1.08%) WAN
8 13 (1.00%) FTP
9 12 (0.93%) Internet
10 8 (0.62%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.46%) DMZ
11 6 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.46%) LAN
12 4 (0.31%) OpenVPN
12 4 (0.31%) WLAN
13 3 (0.23%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (12.80%) Amazon RDS
2 96 (7.40%) Amazon Redshift
3 94 (7.25%) Big Data
4 87 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
5 78 (6.01%) Hadoop
6 69 (5.32%) SQL Server
7 65 (5.01%) NoSQL
8 63 (4.86%) MySQL
9 59 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 42 (3.24%) Amazon Athena
10 42 (3.24%) MongoDB
11 36 (2.78%) Relational Database
12 31 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (2.39%) RDBMS
13 23 (1.77%) Data Lake
14 21 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (1.54%) Redis
16 14 (1.08%) Apache Hive
17 13 (1.00%) Amazon Aurora
17 13 (1.00%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 490 (37.78%) Jenkins
2 230 (17.73%) Git (software)
3 123 (9.48%) GitLab
4 100 (7.71%) JIRA
5 66 (5.09%) Artifactory
6 61 (4.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 49 (3.78%) Maven
8 41 (3.16%) TeamCity
9 40 (3.08%) Bitbucket
10 34 (2.62%) Subversion
11 33 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (1.77%) Selenium
13 21 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (1.62%) SonarQube
14 17 (1.31%) Travis CI
15 13 (1.00%) Vagrant
16 11 (0.85%) Cucumber
16 11 (0.85%) JUnit
17 10 (0.77%) Gradle
18 8 (0.62%) CircleCI
General
1 228 (17.58%) Finance
2 71 (5.47%) Banking
3 41 (3.16%) Retail
4 39 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.93%) Marketing
6 34 (2.62%) Manufacturing
7 33 (2.54%) Electronics
8 15 (1.16%) Billing
8 15 (1.16%) Law
9 12 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.77%) Publishing
11 9 (0.69%) Front Office
11 9 (0.69%) Games
11 9 (0.69%) Legal
12 3 (0.23%) Automotive
13 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.077%) Advertising
14 1 (0.077%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (15.19%) Web Services
2 93 (7.17%) Node.js
3 92 (7.09%) Kafka
4 64 (4.93%) Elastic Stack
5 53 (4.09%) J2EE
6 51 (3.93%) .NET
7 41 (3.16%) RESTful
8 38 (2.93%) AngularJS
9 34 (2.62%) React
10 27 (2.08%) Middleware
11 26 (2.00%) J2SE
12 21 (1.62%) REST
13 20 (1.54%) JSON
13 20 (1.54%) OAuth
14 17 (1.31%) Spring
15 14 (1.08%) Django
15 14 (1.08%) Ember.js
15 14 (1.08%) OAuth2
16 13 (1.00%) PySpark
16 13 (1.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.02%) Public Cloud
2 75 (5.78%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (5.09%) Fintech
4 49 (3.78%) Cloud Native
5 37 (2.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 30 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
7 27 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (1.70%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
9 14 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (0.85%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (0.62%) Clustering
12 8 (0.62%) PKI
13 7 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
13 7 (0.54%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.46%) Derivative
14 6 (0.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 522 (40.25%) Linux
2 197 (15.19%) Windows
3 124 (9.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 84 (6.48%) Unix
5 35 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 34 (2.62%) CentOS
7 18 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.54%) Debian
10 6 (0.46%) Fedora
10 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.39%) Android
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.23%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.077%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.077%) Mesosphere
15 1 (0.077%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 917 (70.70%) DevOps
2 447 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (16.50%) Configuration Management
4 156 (12.03%) Microservices
5 146 (11.26%) Infrastructure as Code
6 135 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (9.95%) Software Engineering
8 126 (9.71%) Migration
9 121 (9.33%) Test Automation
10 112 (8.64%) Scrum
11 109 (8.40%) TDD
12 100 (7.71%) Deployment Automation
13 99 (7.63%) Open Source
14 71 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 70 (5.40%) Analytics
16 68 (5.24%) Continuous Delivery
17 66 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
18 61 (4.70%) Problem-Solving
19 56 (4.32%) E-Commerce
20 53 (4.09%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 560 (43.18%) Python
2 339 (26.14%) Java
3 165 (12.72%) Bash Shell
4 122 (9.41%) PowerShell
5 121 (9.33%) SQL
6 97 (7.48%) Ruby
7 92 (7.09%) JavaScript
8 59 (4.55%) Perl
9 42 (3.24%) Scala
10 33 (2.54%) Go
11 24 (1.85%) C#
12 23 (1.77%) Groovy
13 22 (1.70%) PHP
14 20 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.31%) C++
16 15 (1.16%) Java 8
17 5 (0.39%) C
17 5 (0.39%) Kotlin
18 4 (0.31%) VBA
19 3 (0.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 115 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 112 (8.64%) AWS Certification
3 98 (7.56%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.62%) Degree
5 15 (1.16%) RHCE
6 13 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.69%) CCNP
7 9 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.15%) CISA
10 2 (0.15%) CISM
10 2 (0.15%) CISSP
10 2 (0.15%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.15%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.15%) ISSMP
10 2 (0.15%) MCSA
10 2 (0.15%) MCSE
10 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.23%) QA
2 14 (1.08%) GDPR
3 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.15%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.077%) PMO
System Software
1 557 (42.95%) Docker
2 59 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.69%) HDFS
5 8 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.54%) Squid
6 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.46%) Xen
8 5 (0.39%) KVM
9 4 (0.31%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.31%) etcd
9 4 (0.31%) NFS
10 3 (0.23%) Ceph
10 3 (0.23%) flannel
10 3 (0.23%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.23%) SkyDNS
10 3 (0.23%) Snort
10 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.23%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 617 (47.57%) Terraform
2 489 (37.70%) Ansible
3 418 (32.23%) Kubernetes
4 304 (23.44%) Puppet
5 169 (13.03%) Opscode Chef
6 76 (5.86%) Packer
7 30 (2.31%) Salt
8 29 (2.24%) Grafana
9 23 (1.77%) Nagios
10 22 (1.70%) Prometheus
11 20 (1.54%) ZABBIX
12 19 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
13 18 (1.39%) Consul
14 17 (1.31%) Mesos
15 16 (1.23%) logstash
16 13 (1.00%) Kibana
16 13 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
17 12 (0.93%) SCCM
18 10 (0.77%) Sysdig
19 9 (0.69%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 90 (6.94%) Red Hat
2 81 (6.25%) Google
3 71 (5.47%) Splunk
4 69 (5.32%) Oracle
5 64 (4.93%) Microsoft
6 48 (3.70%) SAP
7 47 (3.62%) Atlassian
8 27 (2.08%) VMware
9 20 (1.54%) Cisco
10 17 (1.31%) IBM
10 17 (1.31%) New Relic
11 16 (1.23%) Qualys
12 13 (1.00%) Tableau
13 12 (0.93%) Cloudera
13 12 (0.93%) Ping Identity
14 11 (0.85%) CheckPoint
14 11 (0.85%) IBM Sterling
14 11 (0.85%) Informatica
15 10 (0.77%) AppDynamics
16 8 (0.62%) SaltStack