Period
to 24 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 201 212
Rank change year-on-year +42 +11 +141
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 779 1,301 1,302
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.42% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.50% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 947 1,077
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £425 £420
90th Percentile £702 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - -
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 45,109 86,667 95,593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.66% 94.55% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,368 57,055 62,751
Median daily rate £465 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £243 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,908 2,780 3,006
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.78 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.85% +4.31% -5.06%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £10.88
90th Percentile £52.33 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.44 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.09% - -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 24 May 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 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 24 May 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 +40 750 £550 - 114
London +46 481 £575 - 63
UK excluding London +16 285 £525 - 57
North of England +23 103 £525 - 28
North West +27 69 £525 -4.55% 18
South West +23 56 £525 - 4
South East +43 55 £525 - 5
Work from Home +9 38 £525 - 11
East of England +73 31 £440 -13.09% 9
Yorkshire +39 26 £500 +5.26% 7
Midlands +4 21 £425 -19.05% 5
Scotland +14 14 £538 -2.27% 3
East Midlands +33 12 £425 -19.05%
West Midlands +9 9 £425 -17.87% 5
North East +7 8 £900 +71.43% 3
Wales +22 5 £475 - 3

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 678 (87.03%) AWS
2 482 (61.87%) DevOps
3 410 (52.63%) Python
4 333 (42.75%) Terraform
5 275 (35.30%) Kubernetes
6 267 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
7 238 (30.55%) Finance
8 237 (30.42%) Java
9 231 (29.65%) Docker
10 195 (25.03%) Ansible
11 184 (23.62%) Jenkins
12 175 (22.46%) Web Services
13 174 (22.34%) Software Engineering
14 169 (21.69%) Serverless
15 155 (19.90%) Linux
16 154 (19.77%) Asset Management
17 134 (17.20%) AWS Lambda
18 131 (16.82%) Infrastructure as Code
18 131 (16.82%) Azure
19 121 (15.53%) AWS CloudFormation
20 120 (15.40%) Amazon S3
21 110 (14.12%) Amazon EC2
21 110 (14.12%) JavaScript
22 107 (13.74%) Microservices
22 107 (13.74%) Front Office
23 101 (12.97%) Fixed Income
23 101 (12.97%) Derivative
24 99 (12.71%) SQL
24 99 (12.71%) GCP
25 89 (11.42%) Equities

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 51 (6.55%) Apache Spark
2 27 (3.47%) Confluence
3 19 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.80%) Apache
5 5 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.51%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.26%) IIS
7 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.13%) nginx
8 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.03%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.51%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Eikon
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 678 (87.03%) AWS
2 169 (21.69%) Serverless
3 134 (17.20%) AWS Lambda
4 131 (16.82%) Azure
5 121 (15.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 120 (15.40%) Amazon S3
7 110 (14.12%) Amazon EC2
8 99 (12.71%) GCP
9 65 (8.34%) OpenShift
10 58 (7.45%) Amazon ECS
11 47 (6.03%) Amazon Kinesis
12 41 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 37 (4.75%) GitHub
14 34 (4.36%) CloudFront
15 28 (3.59%) Route 53
16 27 (3.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 26 (3.34%) Amazon SQS
18 24 (3.08%) Amazon EMR
19 22 (2.82%) AWS CodePipeline
20 20 (2.57%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.57%) Firewall
2 16 (2.05%) DNS
3 9 (1.16%) HTTP
3 9 (1.16%) Skype
4 8 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.77%) DHCP
6 4 (0.51%) Internet
6 4 (0.51%) VPN
7 3 (0.39%) SAN
8 2 (0.26%) DMZ
8 2 (0.26%) NAS
8 2 (0.26%) Network Security
8 2 (0.26%) WAN
9 1 (0.13%) DSL
9 1 (0.13%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.13%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.13%) OSPF
9 1 (0.13%) Softswitch
9 1 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
2 68 (8.73%) Big Data
3 60 (7.70%) Amazon Redshift
4 46 (5.91%) Relational Database
5 42 (5.39%) NoSQL
6 38 (4.88%) Amazon Athena
7 35 (4.49%) RDBMS
8 31 (3.98%) Amazon Aurora
9 26 (3.34%) Hadoop
10 23 (2.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 21 (2.70%) Data Lake
11 21 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (2.44%) MySQL
13 18 (2.31%) SQL Server
14 16 (2.05%) MongoDB
15 10 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (1.16%) OLAP
16 9 (1.16%) Power BI
17 8 (1.03%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 184 (23.62%) Jenkins
2 66 (8.47%) Git (software)
3 62 (7.96%) GitLab
4 51 (6.55%) RStudio
5 38 (4.88%) JIRA
6 31 (3.98%) Artifactory
7 17 (2.18%) CircleCI
7 17 (2.18%) Travis CI
8 15 (1.93%) SonarQube
9 12 (1.54%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.54%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.28%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.28%) JUnit
11 10 (1.28%) Maven
12 7 (0.90%) Bitbucket Server
12 7 (0.90%) GoCD
12 7 (0.90%) Mockito
13 6 (0.77%) Gradle
13 6 (0.77%) Selenium
General
1 238 (30.55%) Finance
2 107 (13.74%) Front Office
3 81 (10.40%) Banking
4 51 (6.55%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.57%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.54%) Marketing
7 9 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.16%) Retail
8 6 (0.77%) Law
9 5 (0.64%) Games
9 5 (0.64%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.39%) Electronics
11 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (22.46%) Web Services
2 87 (11.17%) React
3 86 (11.04%) AngularJS
4 83 (10.65%) Vue.js
5 64 (8.22%) Node.js
6 45 (5.78%) Kafka
7 40 (5.13%) J2EE
8 31 (3.98%) .NET
9 25 (3.21%) gRPC
9 25 (3.21%) Protocol Buffers
10 23 (2.95%) Elastic Stack
11 21 (2.70%) .NET Core
12 20 (2.57%) ASP.NET
13 19 (2.44%) J2SE
14 17 (2.18%) REST
15 16 (2.05%) Spring
16 14 (1.80%) Spring Boot
17 13 (1.67%) ASP.NET Core
18 12 (1.54%) GraphQL
19 9 (1.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 101 (12.97%) Derivative
1 101 (12.97%) Fixed Income
2 89 (11.42%) Equities
3 83 (10.65%) Hedge funds
4 74 (9.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 43 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (4.49%) Public Cloud
7 33 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (3.47%) Cloud Native
9 21 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
10 18 (2.31%) Reference Data
11 15 (1.93%) Data Centre
12 14 (1.80%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.67%) User Experience
14 9 (1.16%) Replication
15 8 (1.03%) Acoustics
16 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
17 4 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 155 (19.90%) Linux
2 58 (7.45%) Windows
3 24 (3.08%) Unix
4 19 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.77%) CentOS
7 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.26%) Android
9 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (61.87%) DevOps
2 267 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (22.34%) Software Engineering
4 154 (19.77%) Asset Management
5 131 (16.82%) Infrastructure as Code
6 107 (13.74%) Microservices
7 83 (10.65%) Investment Management
8 77 (9.88%) Migration
9 74 (9.50%) Decision-Making
10 70 (8.99%) Configuration Management
10 70 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
11 64 (8.22%) Open Source
12 60 (7.70%) ETL
13 57 (7.32%) Portfolio Management
14 52 (6.68%) Test Automation
15 49 (6.29%) Business Analysis
16 45 (5.78%) Analytics
16 45 (5.78%) Deployment Automation
17 43 (5.52%) Infrastructure Automation
18 40 (5.13%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 410 (52.63%) Python
2 237 (30.42%) Java
3 110 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 99 (12.71%) SQL
5 62 (7.96%) Bash Shell
6 55 (7.06%) C#
7 53 (6.80%) R
8 47 (6.03%) Ruby
9 35 (4.49%) PowerShell
10 34 (4.36%) Go
11 24 (3.08%) Scala
12 20 (2.57%) PHP
13 16 (2.05%) Groovy
14 13 (1.67%) Perl
15 12 (1.54%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.16%) C++
16 9 (1.16%) Java 8
17 5 (0.64%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.51%) Clojure
18 4 (0.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 76 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 68 (8.73%) SC Cleared
3 51 (6.55%) AWS Certification
4 19 (2.44%) Degree
5 6 (0.77%) MCSA
5 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.39%) SANS
9 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.26%) CCNP
9 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.13%) CISM
10 1 (0.13%) CISSP
10 1 (0.13%) PMP
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.31%) Data Quality
2 17 (2.18%) QA
3 4 (0.51%) SLA
4 2 (0.26%) NCSC
5 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 231 (29.65%) Docker
2 17 (2.18%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.39%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.26%) HDFS
5 2 (0.26%) LXC
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 333 (42.75%) Terraform
2 275 (35.30%) Kubernetes
3 195 (25.03%) Ansible
4 86 (11.04%) Puppet
5 61 (7.83%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.64%) Kibana
6 5 (0.64%) logstash
6 5 (0.64%) Packer
6 5 (0.64%) Rancher
6 5 (0.64%) SCCM
7 4 (0.51%) Grafana
7 4 (0.51%) Istio
7 4 (0.51%) Kubeflow
7 4 (0.51%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.51%) Salt
8 3 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.26%) Sysdig
10 1 (0.13%) Consul
10 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 81 (10.40%) Google
2 24 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 23 (2.95%) Tableau
4 20 (2.57%) Oracle
5 18 (2.31%) Informatica
6 13 (1.67%) SAP
6 13 (1.67%) VMware
7 9 (1.16%) IBM
7 9 (1.16%) IBM Sterling
7 9 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.03%) Adobe
8 8 (1.03%) Citrix
8 8 (1.03%) Cognos
8 8 (1.03%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 7 (0.90%) Talend
10 6 (0.77%) Splunk
11 5 (0.64%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.51%) Cisco
12 4 (0.51%) Sybase