Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 465 407 511
Rank change year-on-year -58 +104 +115
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 238 138 333
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 1.70% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 104 217
10th Percentile £416 £456 £467
25th Percentile £500 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +6.98%
75th Percentile £638 £700 £663
90th Percentile £688 £786 £710
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £575
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £66.85 - -
UK median hourly rate £66.85 - -

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 11,124 8,137 16,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.65% 24.18% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,132 5,430 10,092
10th Percentile £306 £300 £268
25th Percentile £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £482 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.73% +1.47% +5.56%
75th Percentile £591 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 270 656
10th Percentile £12.60 £15.25 £12.28
25th Percentile £16.25 £18.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.24% -6.30% +46.67%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £29.63 £31.39 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.62% -10.31% +55.56%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -8 156 £575 - 35
North of England -24 20 £525 -4.55% 15
South West -32 19 £577 +9.81%
North West -25 11 £500 -9.09% 9
South East -35 10 £665 +33.00% 9
Yorkshire -12 9 £565 -16.37% 6
Midlands -35 4 £500 - 5
West Midlands -36 4 £500 - 4
AWS Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 220 (92.44%) AWS
2 107 (44.96%) DevOps
3 87 (36.55%) Serverless
4 80 (33.61%) Terraform
5 76 (31.93%) Python
6 74 (31.09%) AWS Lambda
7 72 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (26.47%) Java
9 55 (23.11%) Amazon S3
9 55 (23.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 51 (21.43%) Jenkins
10 51 (21.43%) Infrastructure as Code
11 47 (19.75%) Azure
12 43 (18.07%) Linux
12 43 (18.07%) Docker
13 42 (17.65%) PowerShell
14 39 (16.39%) Microservices
15 35 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
15 35 (14.71%) JavaScript
16 34 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 33 (13.87%) GitHub
17 33 (13.87%) Windows
17 33 (13.87%) Security Cleared
18 32 (13.45%) Scrum
18 32 (13.45%) Kubernetes
18 32 (13.45%) Social Skills
19 30 (12.61%) Ansible
19 30 (12.61%) Git (software)
19 30 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
20 29 (12.18%) Bash Shell

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 12 (5.04%) Confluence
2 4 (1.68%) Mule
3 2 (0.84%) Apache
3 2 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.42%) JBoss
4 1 (0.42%) nginx
4 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Cloudability
1 1 (0.42%) Magento
1 1 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.42%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 220 (92.44%) AWS
2 87 (36.55%) Serverless
3 74 (31.09%) AWS Lambda
4 55 (23.11%) Amazon S3
4 55 (23.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 47 (19.75%) Azure
6 35 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (13.87%) GitHub
8 26 (10.92%) Amazon ECS
9 22 (9.24%) GCP
9 22 (9.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 21 (8.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (7.56%) PaaS
12 17 (7.14%) Amazon EKS
12 17 (7.14%) IaaS
13 16 (6.72%) CloudFront
13 16 (6.72%) SaaS
14 15 (6.30%) AWS CloudTrail
15 14 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (5.04%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.20%) DNS
1 10 (4.20%) VPN
2 9 (3.78%) OSPF
3 7 (2.94%) IPv4
4 6 (2.52%) Firewall
4 6 (2.52%) VLAN
5 5 (2.10%) SSL
5 5 (2.10%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.68%) Internet
7 3 (1.26%) BGP
8 2 (0.84%) 4G
8 2 (0.84%) 5G
8 2 (0.84%) HTTP
8 2 (0.84%) LAN
8 2 (0.84%) WAN
8 2 (0.84%) Wireless
9 1 (0.42%) DHCP
9 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.42%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.42%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 19 (7.98%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (6.72%) Amazon Redshift
4 11 (4.62%) Amazon Athena
4 11 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (3.36%) Big Data
6 6 (2.52%) Data Lake
6 6 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.68%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.68%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.26%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.26%) Redis
8 3 (1.26%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.84%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (0.84%) MySQL
9 2 (0.84%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.42%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.42%) Metadata
10 1 (0.42%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 51 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 30 (12.61%) Git (software)
3 18 (7.56%) JIRA
4 17 (7.14%) Postman
5 13 (5.46%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.36%) Sourcetree
7 4 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.26%) GitLab
8 3 (1.26%) Gradle
8 3 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.84%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.84%) JMeter
9 2 (0.84%) JUnit
9 2 (0.84%) Selenium
9 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.42%) Mocha
10 1 (0.42%) Mockito
10 1 (0.42%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 32 (13.45%) Social Skills
2 26 (10.92%) Finance
3 13 (5.46%) Banking
4 8 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.52%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.10%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.26%) Legal
8 3 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Billing
10 1 (0.42%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.42%) Games
10 1 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (32.35%) AWS Engineer
2 68 (28.57%) Architect
3 43 (18.07%) AWS Architect
4 35 (14.71%) Cloud Architect
5 34 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
6 32 (13.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 30 (12.61%) Developer
8 25 (10.50%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (9.66%) AWS DevOps
10 21 (8.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 18 (7.56%) Data Engineer
12 17 (7.14%) AWS Developer
13 14 (5.88%) AWS Solutions Architect
14 13 (5.46%) Consultant
15 12 (5.04%) Security Engineer
16 11 (4.62%) Platform Engineer
17 10 (4.20%) Cloud Consultant
18 9 (3.78%) Cloud Solutions Architect
19 8 (3.36%) Technical Architect
20 7 (2.94%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.34%) Web Services
2 21 (8.82%) Node.js
3 17 (7.14%) React
3 17 (7.14%) XML
4 16 (6.72%) HTML
4 16 (6.72%) REST
5 13 (5.46%) GraphQL
6 12 (5.04%) CSS
6 12 (5.04%) HTML5
7 11 (4.62%) Spring
8 10 (4.20%) .NET
9 8 (3.36%) Lambda Expressions
9 8 (3.36%) Spring Boot
10 6 (2.52%) RESTful
11 5 (2.10%) SOAP
12 4 (1.68%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.68%) JSON
13 3 (1.26%) .NET Core
13 3 (1.26%) Kafka
13 3 (1.26%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.40%) Public Cloud
2 16 (6.72%) Cloud Native
3 13 (5.46%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.36%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.52%) Clustering
7 6 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.52%) Legacy Systems
7 6 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.26%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.26%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.84%) Social Media
9 2 (0.84%) User Experience
9 2 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.07%) Linux
2 33 (13.87%) Windows
3 11 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.20%) Unix
5 6 (2.52%) CentOS
6 4 (1.68%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.42%) Android
9 1 (0.42%) VMS
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (44.96%) DevOps
2 72 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (21.43%) Infrastructure as Code
4 39 (16.39%) Microservices
5 32 (13.45%) Scrum
6 30 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (10.08%) Release Management
8 23 (9.66%) Migration
9 19 (7.98%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (7.56%) Software Engineering
11 14 (5.88%) Analytics
11 14 (5.88%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 13 (5.46%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (5.46%) Cryptography
12 13 (5.46%) ITIL
12 13 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (5.46%) Task Automation
13 12 (5.04%) DevSecOps
13 12 (5.04%) OO
14 11 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (31.93%) Python
2 63 (26.47%) Java
3 42 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 35 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 29 (12.18%) Bash Shell
6 26 (10.92%) SQL
7 13 (5.46%) Go
7 13 (5.46%) TypeScript
8 9 (3.78%) C#
9 5 (2.10%) Scala
10 4 (1.68%) C++
10 4 (1.68%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.26%) Perl
11 3 (1.26%) PHP
12 2 (0.84%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.42%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 33 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.14%) Degree
4 10 (4.20%) CISSP
5 7 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.52%) CCNP
6 6 (2.52%) CRISC
6 6 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.68%) CCNA
8 4 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.68%) GIAC
8 4 (1.68%) RHCE
9 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.84%) CCSP
10 2 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.52%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (2.52%) NIST
2 6 (2.52%) QA
3 4 (1.68%) GDPR
3 4 (1.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) SOC 1
4 1 (0.42%) SOC 2
System Software
1 43 (18.07%) Docker
2 13 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.62%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.84%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (33.61%) Terraform
2 32 (13.45%) Kubernetes
3 30 (12.61%) Ansible
4 18 (7.56%) Puppet
5 7 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.52%) Packer
7 2 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.84%) Nagios
7 2 (0.84%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.42%) Graylog
8 1 (0.42%) Mesos
8 1 (0.42%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 19 (7.98%) Microsoft
1 19 (7.98%) Splunk
2 18 (7.56%) VMware
3 10 (4.20%) Google
4 9 (3.78%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.36%) Oracle
6 6 (2.52%) SAP
7 5 (2.10%) Centrify
7 5 (2.10%) Citrix
8 4 (1.68%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.68%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.26%) Infoblox
9 3 (1.26%) Informatica
10 2 (0.84%) Cisco
10 2 (0.84%) New Relic
10 2 (0.84%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.42%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.42%) Sonatype
11 1 (0.42%) Verint