Period
to 22 April 2021

The median contractor rate for an AWS Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 155 180 215
Rank change year-on-year +25 +35 +1
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Engineer 895 819 1,295
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.46% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.55% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 680 947
10th Percentile £413 £413 £425
25th Percentile £463 £488 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £638 £625
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -9.52% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 49,781 52,669 90,162
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 93.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,181 34,891 60,709
10th Percentile £281 £228 £271
25th Percentile £380 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £465
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -1.08% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £571 £569
90th Percentile £666 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,664 2,018 2,665
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.61 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.58 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £38.78
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.26 £49.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -

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 April 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
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 22 April 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 +3 669 £525 -4.55% 189
London -12 430 £550 - 87
Work from Home -28 367 £525 - 58
UK excluding London +27 221 £475 -9.52% 110
North of England +40 89 £475 -9.52% 40
North West +17 64 £475 -9.52% 16
South East +29 35 £475 -9.52% 16
Scotland +14 32 £513 -4.65% 5
South West +18 30 £508 -5.58% 13
Yorkshire +38 25 £442 -13.80% 21
East of England +15 21 £475 +11.76% 13
West Midlands +21 7 £500 +11.11% 15
Midlands +5 7 £500 +17.65% 20
Wales +12 6 £489 +2.89% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £450 - 1

AWS Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 763 (85.25%) AWS
2 517 (57.77%) DevOps
3 453 (50.61%) Terraform
4 366 (40.89%) Python
5 303 (33.85%) Kubernetes
6 273 (30.50%) Docker
7 272 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
8 268 (29.94%) Ansible
9 229 (25.59%) Linux
10 224 (25.03%) Serverless
11 201 (22.46%) AWS Lambda
12 194 (21.68%) Infrastructure as Code
13 157 (17.54%) Jenkins
14 152 (16.98%) Software Engineering
15 141 (15.75%) AWS CloudFormation
16 139 (15.53%) Java
17 136 (15.20%) Amazon S3
18 133 (14.86%) Security Cleared
19 126 (14.08%) SC Cleared
20 120 (13.41%) Amazon EC2
21 115 (12.85%) SQL
21 115 (12.85%) Migration
22 104 (11.62%) Azure
23 103 (11.51%) Greenfield Project
24 102 (11.40%) Git (software)
25 97 (10.84%) Web Services
26 95 (10.61%) Big Data
27 83 (9.27%) Amazon RDS
28 78 (8.72%) GitHub
28 78 (8.72%) GitLab

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 58 (6.48%) Apache Spark
2 38 (4.25%) Confluence
3 26 (2.91%) Apache
4 19 (2.12%) Apache Airflow
5 15 (1.68%) nginx
6 12 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.23%) Jupyter
8 10 (1.12%) SAS
9 6 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.67%) JBoss
9 6 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (0.67%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.11%) Drupal
11 1 (0.11%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.11%) Luigi
11 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.11%) Traefik
Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) SPSS
3 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.11%) Finacle
1 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 763 (85.25%) AWS
2 224 (25.03%) Serverless
3 201 (22.46%) AWS Lambda
4 141 (15.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 136 (15.20%) Amazon S3
6 120 (13.41%) Amazon EC2
7 104 (11.62%) Azure
8 78 (8.72%) GitHub
9 75 (8.38%) Amazon EKS
10 65 (7.26%) Amazon ECS
11 64 (7.15%) GCP
12 52 (5.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 49 (5.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 45 (5.03%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 41 (4.58%) CloudFront
16 40 (4.47%) Amazon EMR
17 35 (3.91%) PaaS
18 32 (3.58%) Amazon SQS
19 30 (3.35%) AWS CodeBuild
19 30 (3.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.23%) Firewall
2 19 (2.12%) SSL
3 16 (1.79%) DNS
3 16 (1.79%) HTTP
4 13 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.23%) Network Security
6 10 (1.12%) VPN
7 4 (0.45%) Internet
8 3 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.22%) DHCP
9 2 (0.22%) DSL
9 2 (0.22%) SAN
9 2 (0.22%) Skype
9 2 (0.22%) SMTP
9 2 (0.22%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.11%) RTP
10 1 (0.11%) SMS
10 1 (0.11%) VoIP
10 1 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (10.61%) Big Data
2 83 (9.27%) Amazon RDS
3 64 (7.15%) Amazon Redshift
4 60 (6.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 55 (6.15%) Data Lake
6 54 (6.03%) Amazon Athena
7 48 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (5.14%) Hadoop
9 30 (3.35%) MySQL
9 30 (3.35%) NoSQL
9 30 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (2.68%) Tableau
11 21 (2.35%) Relational Database
12 16 (1.79%) Apache Hive
13 11 (1.23%) Parquet
13 11 (1.23%) SQL Server
14 10 (1.12%) Looker
15 8 (0.89%) BigQuery
15 8 (0.89%) Spark SQL
15 8 (0.89%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 157 (17.54%) Jenkins
2 102 (11.40%) Git (software)
3 78 (8.72%) GitLab
4 68 (7.60%) JIRA
5 20 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (2.01%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.79%) Maven
7 16 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.45%) Artifactory
8 13 (1.45%) SonarQube
9 12 (1.34%) Gradle
10 9 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.01%) CircleCI
10 9 (1.01%) RStudio
11 8 (0.89%) Travis CI
12 7 (0.78%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.78%) gulp
12 7 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 66 (7.37%) Public Sector
2 64 (7.15%) Finance
3 21 (2.35%) Banking
4 18 (2.01%) Front Office
5 14 (1.56%) Marketing
6 12 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.89%) Electronics
7 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.89%) Retail
8 6 (0.67%) Advertising
8 6 (0.67%) Games
9 5 (0.56%) Legal
10 4 (0.45%) Law
11 3 (0.34%) German Language
11 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.22%) Publishing
13 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.11%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (10.84%) Web Services
2 67 (7.49%) Kafka
3 51 (5.70%) Node.js
4 41 (4.58%) .NET
5 28 (3.13%) Lambda Expressions
6 26 (2.91%) React
7 24 (2.68%) PySpark
8 21 (2.35%) REST
9 17 (1.90%) AngularJS
9 17 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (1.90%) Vue.js
10 16 (1.79%) .NET Core
10 16 (1.79%) Spring
11 15 (1.68%) Spring Boot
12 14 (1.56%) ASP.NET
12 14 (1.56%) ASP.NET Core
12 14 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (1.45%) JSON
13 13 (1.45%) RESTful
14 10 (1.12%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (11.51%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (4.69%) Cloud Native
3 40 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.46%) Public Cloud
5 22 (2.46%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.23%) Hedge funds
7 19 (2.12%) Fixed Income
8 17 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (1.79%) Equities
10 14 (1.56%) Derivative
10 14 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
14 8 (0.89%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.56%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.45%) Blog
16 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.45%) PKI
16 4 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 229 (25.59%) Linux
2 48 (5.36%) Windows
3 20 (2.23%) Unix
4 16 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.45%) Ubuntu
6 10 (1.12%) CentOS
7 6 (0.67%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.22%) SUSE
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.11%) Alpine Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (57.77%) DevOps
2 272 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (21.68%) Infrastructure as Code
4 152 (16.98%) Software Engineering
5 115 (12.85%) Migration
6 74 (8.27%) Test Automation
7 72 (8.04%) TDD
8 71 (7.93%) Microservices
9 66 (7.37%) ETL
10 65 (7.26%) Configuration Management
11 62 (6.93%) Scrum
12 57 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 46 (5.14%) Analytics
15 40 (4.47%) Data Engineering
15 40 (4.47%) Infrastructure Automation
16 36 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (3.69%) Data Science
18 32 (3.58%) Open Source
19 30 (3.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 366 (40.89%) Python
2 139 (15.53%) Java
3 115 (12.85%) SQL
4 77 (8.60%) Bash Shell
5 55 (6.15%) PowerShell
6 48 (5.36%) JavaScript
7 35 (3.91%) C#
8 30 (3.35%) Scala
9 27 (3.02%) Shell Script
10 24 (2.68%) TypeScript
11 22 (2.46%) Go
11 22 (2.46%) R
12 21 (2.35%) Groovy
13 16 (1.79%) Ruby
14 11 (1.23%) PHP
15 8 (0.89%) C
16 7 (0.78%) Java 8
17 5 (0.56%) C++
17 5 (0.56%) Kotlin
17 5 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 133 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 126 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 51 (5.70%) AWS Certification
4 11 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (0.89%) Degree
6 4 (0.45%) CISSP
6 4 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.11%) CCIE
8 1 (0.11%) CEH
8 1 (0.11%) CISA
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.11%) CISM
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.11%) RHCA
8 1 (0.11%) RHCE
8 1 (0.11%) SANS
8 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.58%) QA
2 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.34%) GDPR
3 3 (0.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 273 (30.50%) Docker
2 11 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.56%) HDFS
5 2 (0.22%) Varnish
5 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.11%) Kamailio
6 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 453 (50.61%) Terraform
2 303 (33.85%) Kubernetes
3 268 (29.94%) Ansible
4 68 (7.60%) Puppet
5 50 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (2.01%) Packer
7 14 (1.56%) Prometheus
8 12 (1.34%) Grafana
9 10 (1.12%) Istio
10 7 (0.78%) Argo
11 6 (0.67%) Kibana
12 4 (0.45%) Consul
12 4 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.34%) QRadar
14 2 (0.22%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.22%) linkerd
14 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
14 2 (0.22%) Nagios
14 2 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (3.02%) Splunk
2 19 (2.12%) Google
3 17 (1.90%) Informatica
3 17 (1.90%) VMware
4 15 (1.68%) Microsoft
5 14 (1.56%) Oracle
5 14 (1.56%) SAP
6 13 (1.45%) Cloudera
7 10 (1.12%) LogRhythm
7 10 (1.12%) Sybase
8 8 (0.89%) Hortonworks
8 8 (0.89%) Talend
9 7 (0.78%) CheckPoint
9 7 (0.78%) New Relic
10 6 (0.67%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.67%) IBM
10 6 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.56%) Adobe
12 4 (0.45%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.45%) Fortinet