Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS Software Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 366 724 815
Rank change year-on-year +358 +91 +33
Contract jobs requiring an AWS Software Engineer 151 112 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.13% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.13% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 30 64
Median daily rate £600 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £488 £450 £475
90th Percentile £800 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 27,709 84,132 97,634
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.50% 94.20% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,378 55,264 64,046
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 £669 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,138 2,916 3,165
Median hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.25% +11.86% -5.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.35% +6.83% -2.78%

AWS Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured AWS Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Software Engineer in the UK

AWS Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS Software Engineer.

Daily rate trend for AWS Software Engineer in the UK

AWS Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Software Engineer over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Software Engineer in the UK

AWS Software Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +377 151 £600 +14.29% 15
London +251 147 £600 +14.29% 8
UK excluding London +280 4 £550 +15.79% 8
North of England +145 2 - - 4
North West +92 2 - - 4
South East +198 1 £550 +15.79% 1
South West - 1 £550 -

AWS Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, AWS Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 151 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 147 (97.35%) AWS
3 135 (89.40%) Finance
4 134 (88.74%) Web Services
4 134 (88.74%) Asset Management
5 123 (81.46%) Agile Software Development
6 109 (72.19%) Java
7 100 (66.23%) Investment Management
7 100 (66.23%) Hedge funds
8 98 (64.90%) Microservices
9 95 (62.91%) Python
10 77 (50.99%) Front Office
11 75 (49.67%) Fixed Income
11 75 (49.67%) Derivative
12 74 (49.01%) JavaScript
13 73 (48.34%) AngularJS
13 73 (48.34%) React
14 71 (47.02%) Banking
15 70 (46.36%) Vue.js
16 66 (43.71%) Azure
17 65 (43.05%) GCP
17 65 (43.05%) Google
18 63 (41.72%) Equities
18 63 (41.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 58 (38.41%) SQL
19 58 (38.41%) gRPC
20 52 (34.44%) Fintech
20 52 (34.44%) DevOps
21 50 (33.11%) SQL Server
22 49 (32.45%) Greenfield Project

AWS Software 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 31 (20.53%) Apache
2 1 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 147 (97.35%) AWS
2 66 (43.71%) Azure
3 65 (43.05%) GCP
4 37 (24.50%) AWS Lambda
4 37 (24.50%) Serverless
5 31 (20.53%) Amazon ECS
6 30 (19.87%) Apigee
7 2 (1.32%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.66%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (33.11%) SQL Server
2 45 (29.80%) MySQL
2 45 (29.80%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (19.87%) Amazon Redshift
4 28 (18.54%) Amazon Aurora
5 27 (17.88%) RDBMS
5 27 (17.88%) Relational Database
6 14 (9.27%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (6.62%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.66%) Redis
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (21.85%) GitLab
2 30 (19.87%) Artifactory
2 30 (19.87%) Jenkins
3 19 (12.58%) RStudio
4 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.66%) Cypress.io
5 1 (0.66%) JUnit
5 1 (0.66%) Maven
5 1 (0.66%) Mocha
5 1 (0.66%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 135 (89.40%) Finance
2 77 (50.99%) Front Office
3 71 (47.02%) Banking
4 27 (17.88%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (88.74%) Web Services
2 73 (48.34%) AngularJS
2 73 (48.34%) React
3 70 (46.36%) Vue.js
4 58 (38.41%) gRPC
5 41 (27.15%) .NET
6 40 (26.49%) .NET Core
6 40 (26.49%) ASP.NET
7 33 (21.85%) ASP.NET Core
8 30 (19.87%) OAuth
8 30 (19.87%) Swagger
9 14 (9.27%) Dropwizard
9 14 (9.27%) J2EE
9 14 (9.27%) J2SE
9 14 (9.27%) Spring
10 13 (8.61%) Protocol Buffers
11 4 (2.65%) Kafka
12 3 (1.99%) Node.js
13 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (1.32%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 100 (66.23%) Hedge funds
2 75 (49.67%) Derivative
2 75 (49.67%) Fixed Income
3 63 (41.72%) Equities
3 63 (41.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 49 (32.45%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (9.27%) Pricing Data
7 13 (8.61%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.66%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.66%) Lidar
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 134 (88.74%) Asset Management
3 123 (81.46%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (66.23%) Investment Management
5 98 (64.90%) Microservices
6 52 (34.44%) DevOps
6 52 (34.44%) Fintech
7 33 (21.85%) Migration
8 20 (13.25%) Portfolio Management
9 19 (12.58%) Business Analysis
9 19 (12.58%) Decision-Making
9 19 (12.58%) Front End Development
10 14 (9.27%) Data Management
10 14 (9.27%) Enterprise Data Management
11 5 (3.31%) Analytics
12 4 (2.65%) TDD
12 4 (2.65%) Test Automation
13 3 (1.99%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (1.99%) Mentoring
13 3 (1.99%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 109 (72.19%) Java
2 95 (62.91%) Python
3 74 (49.01%) JavaScript
4 58 (38.41%) SQL
5 41 (27.15%) C#
6 13 (8.61%) R
7 5 (3.31%) Scala
8 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.66%) F#
9 1 (0.66%) Java 8
9 1 (0.66%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
1 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 35 (23.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 34 (22.52%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.99%) Terraform
3 1 (0.66%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.66%) Grafana
Vendors
1 65 (43.05%) Google
2 44 (29.14%) Oracle
3 14 (9.27%) Sybase