Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for AWS Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the 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 AWS Certification
UK > England
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 589 645
Rank change year-on-year +114 +56 +72
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 181 262 218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 1.52% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 162 167
Median daily rate £590 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £463 £432 £425
90th Percentile £713 £775 £685
UK median daily rate £595 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -0.83% +14.29% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £90.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.11% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

AWS Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,343 17,249 17,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.06% 19.58% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,524 10,408 10,811
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £265 £249
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 756 812
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +27.66% -16.07%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.23 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.12 £23.88
% change year-on-year +12.49% +30.32% -13.18%

AWS Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing AWS Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Certification in England

AWS Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS Certification in England.

Daily rate trend for AWS Certification in England

AWS Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Certification in England over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Certification in England

AWS Certification
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Certification within the England region over the 6 months to 1 April 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
London +45 65 £650 +2.97% 24
South West +83 58 £558 +5.04% 4
North of England +36 29 £550 +4.76% 18
North West +30 24 £550 -0.41% 5
South East +100 16 £525 +10.53% 7
East of England +29 6 £625 +4.17% 1
Midlands +58 4 £550 +7.32% 2
West Midlands +44 4 £550 -4.35% 1
Yorkshire +31 3 £675 +56.07% 13
North East +22 2 £608 +38.86%
AWS Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing AWS Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for AWS Certification.

1 170 (93.92%) AWS
2 107 (59.12%) DevOps
3 72 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (34.81%) Linux
5 60 (33.15%) Python
6 59 (32.60%) Amazon S3
7 55 (30.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 50 (27.62%) Terraform
8 50 (27.62%) Serverless
9 44 (24.31%) Infrastructure as Code
10 40 (22.10%) Amazon EC2
10 40 (22.10%) AWS Lambda
11 39 (21.55%) Security Cleared
12 37 (20.44%) Jenkins
13 34 (18.78%) Windows
14 31 (17.13%) SC Cleared
15 30 (16.57%) Migration
15 30 (16.57%) Scrum
16 28 (15.47%) Docker
16 28 (15.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 28 (15.47%) Kubernetes
17 26 (14.36%) Amazon RDS
17 26 (14.36%) Git (software)
18 25 (13.81%) Route 53
18 25 (13.81%) Mentoring
18 25 (13.81%) Ansible
19 24 (13.26%) Big Data
19 24 (13.26%) CloudFront
19 24 (13.26%) Java
20 23 (12.71%) Opscode Chef

AWS Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (7.73%) Confluence
2 13 (7.18%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (6.08%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 170 (93.92%) AWS
2 59 (32.60%) Amazon S3
3 55 (30.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 50 (27.62%) Serverless
5 40 (22.10%) Amazon EC2
5 40 (22.10%) AWS Lambda
6 28 (15.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 25 (13.81%) Route 53
8 24 (13.26%) CloudFront
9 22 (12.15%) Azure
10 16 (8.84%) Amazon Kinesis
11 14 (7.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (7.73%) Amazon ELB
11 14 (7.73%) GitHub
12 12 (6.63%) Amazon ECS
13 11 (6.08%) GCP
14 10 (5.52%) Amazon EMR
15 9 (4.97%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (4.97%) PaaS
16 8 (4.42%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.08%) Firewall
2 7 (3.87%) VPN
3 5 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.21%) DNS
4 4 (2.21%) MQTT
5 3 (1.66%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.66%) SSL
6 2 (1.10%) DHCP
6 2 (1.10%) Network Security
6 2 (1.10%) Skype
7 1 (0.55%) BGP
7 1 (0.55%) DMZ
7 1 (0.55%) FTP
7 1 (0.55%) HTTP
7 1 (0.55%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.55%) LAN
7 1 (0.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.36%) Amazon RDS
2 24 (13.26%) Big Data
3 12 (6.63%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (5.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (4.42%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (3.31%) Amazon Athena
7 6 (3.31%) Data Lake
8 5 (2.76%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.76%) MySQL
9 4 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.66%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.10%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.10%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (1.10%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.55%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 37 (20.44%) Jenkins
2 26 (14.36%) Git (software)
3 16 (8.84%) JIRA
4 10 (5.52%) GitLab
5 8 (4.42%) Bitbucket
6 6 (3.31%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.76%) Mockito
7 5 (2.76%) Selenium
8 4 (2.21%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.21%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.66%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (1.66%) CircleCI
9 3 (1.66%) Snyk
10 2 (1.10%) Ant
10 2 (1.10%) ERwin
10 2 (1.10%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.10%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.55%) JUnit
11 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (10.50%) Finance
1 19 (10.50%) Public Sector
2 5 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.66%) Advertising
3 3 (1.66%) Legal
3 3 (1.66%) Police
3 3 (1.66%) Retail
4 2 (1.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Billing
5 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 73 (40.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (33.70%) AWS Engineer
3 43 (23.76%) AWS DevOps
4 41 (22.65%) Architect
5 39 (21.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 25 (13.81%) Cloud Engineer
7 19 (10.50%) AWS Architect
7 19 (10.50%) Lead DevOps
8 16 (8.84%) Platform Engineer
8 16 (8.84%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (7.73%) Developer
10 12 (6.63%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 11 (6.08%) AWS Developer
12 8 (4.42%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (4.42%) Senior DevOps
13 7 (3.87%) Agile Delivery Manager
13 7 (3.87%) Delivery Manager
14 6 (3.31%) Security Architect
14 6 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 6 (3.31%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.15%) Web Services
2 11 (6.08%) Kafka
2 11 (6.08%) Node.js
3 9 (4.97%) YAML
4 5 (2.76%) Flask
4 5 (2.76%) HTML
4 5 (2.76%) JSON
4 5 (2.76%) Middleware
4 5 (2.76%) Spring
4 5 (2.76%) Spring Boot
5 3 (1.66%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.66%) boto
5 3 (1.66%) SAML
6 2 (1.10%) CSS
6 2 (1.10%) HTML5
6 2 (1.10%) LDAP
6 2 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.10%) Sass
6 2 (1.10%) WebSockets
6 2 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.39%) Public Cloud
2 11 (6.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (5.52%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.31%) Cloud Native
5 6 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (3.31%) User Experience
6 5 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.10%) Blog
8 2 (1.10%) Clustering
8 2 (1.10%) Replication
9 1 (0.55%) Derivative
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.55%) NHS
9 1 (0.55%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.81%) Linux
2 34 (18.78%) Windows
3 13 (7.18%) Unix
4 9 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.31%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.66%) CentOS
7 2 (1.10%) Amazon Linux
7 2 (1.10%) Debian
7 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.55%) Solaris
8 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (59.12%) DevOps
2 72 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (24.31%) Infrastructure as Code
4 30 (16.57%) Migration
4 30 (16.57%) Scrum
5 25 (13.81%) Mentoring
6 21 (11.60%) Configuration Management
7 20 (11.05%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (8.29%) Computer Science
8 15 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.18%) SDLC
9 13 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.63%) Analytics
10 12 (6.63%) Security Architecture
11 11 (6.08%) Test Automation
12 10 (5.52%) Deployment Automation
12 10 (5.52%) OO
12 10 (5.52%) OOP
13 9 (4.97%) Coaching
13 9 (4.97%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 60 (33.15%) Python
2 24 (13.26%) Java
3 10 (5.52%) Bash Shell
3 10 (5.52%) Perl
3 10 (5.52%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.97%) SQL
5 6 (3.31%) Ruby
6 5 (2.76%) C++
6 5 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.21%) Go
8 3 (1.66%) Groovy
9 2 (1.10%) R
9 2 (1.10%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.55%) C#
10 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (21.55%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (3.87%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.76%) CISSP
5 5 (2.76%) Degree
6 4 (2.21%) CISM
6 4 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.66%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.66%) CRISC
8 2 (1.10%) APMP
8 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.10%) MCSE
8 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.21%) GDPR
2 3 (1.66%) HIPAA
2 3 (1.66%) QA
2 3 (1.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (15.47%) Docker
2 8 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (27.62%) Terraform
2 28 (15.47%) Kubernetes
3 25 (13.81%) Ansible
4 23 (12.71%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (11.05%) Puppet
6 4 (2.21%) Consul
6 4 (2.21%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (2.21%) Kibana
7 2 (1.10%) Grafana
7 2 (1.10%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.10%) Packer
7 2 (1.10%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.10%) SCCM
8 1 (0.55%) Rancher
8 1 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (9.94%) Google
2 11 (6.08%) IBM
2 11 (6.08%) Informatica
2 11 (6.08%) SAP
3 10 (5.52%) IBM Sterling
4 9 (4.97%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.97%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.87%) Splunk
6 6 (3.31%) Atlassian
6 6 (3.31%) VMware
7 4 (2.21%) Oracle
7 4 (2.21%) Sparx
8 3 (1.66%) F5
9 2 (1.10%) Citrix
9 2 (1.10%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.10%) Murex
10 1 (0.55%) Foundry
10 1 (0.55%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.55%) HP
10 1 (0.55%) Mercator