Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 445 443 541
Rank change year-on-year -2 +98 +88
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 172 160 305
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.36% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.57% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 122 202
10th Percentile £422 £463 £458
25th Percentile £475 £516 £503
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year -2.61% - +6.10%
75th Percentile £638 £672 £675
90th Percentile £688 £775 £763
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £575
% change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £90.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £90.00

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 9,613 10,220 16,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.11% 23.07% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,209 6,615 10,237
10th Percentile £300 £263 £268
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £568
90th Percentile £665 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 369 650
10th Percentile £14.56 £14.48 £12.50
25th Percentile £19.96 £17.50 £16.77
Median hourly rate £37.65 £27.50 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year +36.91% -5.17% +31.82%
75th Percentile £50.60 £47.83 £47.09
90th Percentile £60.08 £57.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £30.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.90% +0.08% +39.53%

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 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
London +32 122 £558 -8.98% 22
South West -1 13 £559 +1.64% 2
North of England +18 12 £550 - 17
South East +25 8 £600 +14.29% 8
Yorkshire +29 7 £550 -18.52% 5
North West +2 5 £450 -18.18% 12
West Midlands +4 3 £500 - 3
Midlands +2 3 £500 - 4
AWS Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 156 (90.70%) AWS
2 66 (38.37%) DevOps
3 57 (33.14%) Serverless
4 53 (30.81%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (30.81%) Python
5 52 (30.23%) Amazon S3
6 51 (29.65%) AWS Lambda
7 48 (27.91%) AWS CloudFormation
8 44 (25.58%) Terraform
9 41 (23.84%) Java
10 35 (20.35%) Jenkins
11 32 (18.60%) Microservices
11 32 (18.60%) Azure
12 30 (17.44%) Ansible
12 30 (17.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 29 (16.86%) Docker
13 29 (16.86%) Infrastructure as Code
14 27 (15.70%) Amazon ECS
14 27 (15.70%) Social Skills
14 27 (15.70%) Security Cleared
14 27 (15.70%) Linux
15 24 (13.95%) PowerShell
15 24 (13.95%) Amazon EC2
16 23 (13.37%) Scrum
16 23 (13.37%) GitHub
17 22 (12.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 22 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (12.21%) Kubernetes
18 21 (12.21%) Amazon RDS
19 20 (11.63%) JavaScript

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 9 (5.23%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.49%) Confluence
3 2 (1.16%) Apache
3 2 (1.16%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (1.16%) Mule
4 1 (0.58%) CMS
4 1 (0.58%) JBoss
4 1 (0.58%) nginx
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Magento
1 1 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 156 (90.70%) AWS
2 57 (33.14%) Serverless
3 52 (30.23%) Amazon S3
4 51 (29.65%) AWS Lambda
5 48 (27.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 32 (18.60%) Azure
7 27 (15.70%) Amazon ECS
8 24 (13.95%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (13.37%) GitHub
10 22 (12.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (10.47%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (9.30%) CloudFront
13 15 (8.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (8.14%) Amazon EKS
14 14 (8.14%) GCP
15 12 (6.98%) Amazon Kinesis
15 12 (6.98%) SaaS
16 11 (6.40%) PaaS
17 9 (5.23%) Amazon Cognito
18 8 (4.65%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.23%) VPN
2 7 (4.07%) DNS
2 7 (4.07%) IPv4
3 6 (3.49%) OSPF
3 6 (3.49%) VLAN
4 4 (2.33%) Internet
4 4 (2.33%) Network Security
5 3 (1.74%) Firewall
5 3 (1.74%) SSL
6 2 (1.16%) HTTP
7 1 (0.58%) DHCP
7 1 (0.58%) DMZ
7 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.58%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.58%) LAN
7 1 (0.58%) MQTT
7 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 21 (12.21%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (7.56%) Amazon Redshift
5 12 (6.98%) Amazon Athena
6 11 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.65%) Big Data
7 8 (4.65%) MySQL
7 8 (4.65%) Relational Database
8 7 (4.07%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
9 6 (3.49%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.91%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.91%) Redis
10 5 (2.91%) SQL Server
11 4 (2.33%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.74%) HBase
12 3 (1.74%) Presto
12 3 (1.74%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 35 (20.35%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.47%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.56%) JIRA
4 11 (6.40%) Postman
5 5 (2.91%) Gradle
5 5 (2.91%) JUnit
6 4 (2.33%) Mockito
7 2 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.16%) JMeter
7 2 (1.16%) Selenium
7 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.58%) GitLab
8 1 (0.58%) Mocha
8 1 (0.58%) Subversion
8 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.58%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (15.70%) Social Skills
2 18 (10.47%) Finance
3 12 (6.98%) Banking
4 7 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
6 4 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.16%) Advertising
7 2 (1.16%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.58%) Back Office
8 1 (0.58%) Games
8 1 (0.58%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (30.81%) AWS Engineer
2 47 (27.33%) Architect
3 27 (15.70%) AWS Architect
4 26 (15.12%) Developer
5 25 (14.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 22 (12.79%) Cloud Architect
7 21 (12.21%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (11.05%) AWS Developer
8 19 (11.05%) Data Engineer
9 18 (10.47%) AWS DevOps
10 17 (9.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 13 (7.56%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (6.98%) Java Developer
13 10 (5.81%) Technical Architect
14 9 (5.23%) Consultant
15 8 (4.65%) AWS Solutions Architect
15 8 (4.65%) Cloud Consultant
16 7 (4.07%) Security Engineer
17 6 (3.49%) Migration Engineer
18 5 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.72%) Spring
1 15 (8.72%) Web Services
2 14 (8.14%) REST
2 14 (8.14%) XML
3 13 (7.56%) Node.js
4 12 (6.98%) Spring Boot
5 11 (6.40%) React
6 9 (5.23%) .NET
6 9 (5.23%) HTML
6 9 (5.23%) Kafka
7 7 (4.07%) JSON
7 7 (4.07%) Lambda Expressions
8 6 (3.49%) HTML5
9 5 (2.91%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (2.91%) Redux
10 4 (2.33%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.33%) YAML
11 3 (1.74%) CSS
11 3 (1.74%) RESTful
11 3 (1.74%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.30%) Public Cloud
2 11 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.65%) Clustering
3 8 (4.65%) Data Structures
4 7 (4.07%) Cloud Native
4 7 (4.07%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.49%) User Experience
6 5 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.16%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.16%) Social Media
9 1 (0.58%) Blog
9 1 (0.58%) CESG
9 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.70%) Linux
2 18 (10.47%) Windows
3 8 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.07%) Unix
5 6 (3.49%) CentOS
6 4 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (38.37%) DevOps
2 53 (30.81%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (18.60%) Microservices
4 29 (16.86%) Infrastructure as Code
5 23 (13.37%) Scrum
6 22 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (11.05%) Migration
8 17 (9.88%) Software Engineering
9 16 (9.30%) Release Management
10 14 (8.14%) OO
10 14 (8.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 13 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (6.40%) Analytics
12 11 (6.40%) ITIL
13 10 (5.81%) Data Architecture
14 9 (5.23%) Data Engineering
14 9 (5.23%) Open Source
15 8 (4.65%) Decision-Making
15 8 (4.65%) High Availability
15 8 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.81%) Python
2 41 (23.84%) Java
3 24 (13.95%) PowerShell
4 20 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.47%) Bash Shell
6 17 (9.88%) SQL
7 12 (6.98%) Go
7 12 (6.98%) TypeScript
8 8 (4.65%) C#
9 6 (3.49%) R
10 4 (2.33%) C++
10 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.74%) Scala
12 2 (1.16%) PHP
13 1 (0.58%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 27 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.23%) Degree
4 6 (3.49%) CISSP
4 6 (3.49%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.33%) CCNA
6 4 (2.33%) CCNP
6 4 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (2.33%) CRISC
6 4 (2.33%) GIAC
6 4 (2.33%) RHCE
7 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.40%) QA
2 6 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.33%) NIST
3 4 (2.33%) SLA
4 2 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (16.86%) Docker
2 11 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.07%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.74%) HDFS
5 3 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (25.58%) Terraform
2 30 (17.44%) Ansible
3 21 (12.21%) Kubernetes
4 15 (8.72%) Puppet
5 4 (2.33%) Grafana
5 4 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.74%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.16%) Nagios
7 2 (1.16%) Packer
7 2 (1.16%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.58%) Graylog
8 1 (0.58%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 17 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.14%) VMware
3 12 (6.98%) Splunk
4 10 (5.81%) Google
5 9 (5.23%) Oracle
6 6 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.49%) SAP
7 4 (2.33%) Centrify
7 4 (2.33%) Citrix
7 4 (2.33%) Informatica
8 3 (1.74%) Teradata
8 3 (1.74%) Vertica
9 2 (1.16%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.16%) New Relic
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco
10 1 (0.58%) Okta
10 1 (0.58%) Remedy
10 1 (0.58%) Siemens
10 1 (0.58%) Verint
10 1 (0.58%) WorldPay