Period
to 3 December 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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 412 523 639
Rank change year-on-year +111 +116 +80
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 117 256 246
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 1.66% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 171 142
Median daily rate £525 £588 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.64% +8.05% +6.10%
10th Percentile £421 £485 £401
90th Percentile £650 £700 £800
UK median daily rate £525 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 7,524 15,444 17,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.76% 20.72% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,561 9,550 10,694
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +4.16%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £260
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 718 867
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +39.33% +0.48%
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% +3.92%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +93 78 £550 -8.33% 19
South East +161 18 £500 +2.56% 5
Midlands +67 8 £405 -26.36% 3
South West +70 5 £525 +5.00% 8
East Midlands +47 5 £405 -
East of England +68 4 £813 +32.65% 5
West Midlands +54 3 £450 -18.18% 3
North of England +82 2 £475 -17.39% 12
North West +50 1 £450 -18.18% 9
North East - 1 £500 - 1
AWS Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 98 (83.76%) AWS
2 64 (54.70%) DevOps
3 57 (48.72%) Python
4 50 (42.74%) Terraform
5 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (29.91%) Jenkins
6 35 (29.91%) Kubernetes
7 34 (29.06%) Docker
7 34 (29.06%) Linux
8 31 (26.50%) Serverless
9 30 (25.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 29 (24.79%) Amazon S3
11 28 (23.93%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (23.08%) AWS Lambda
13 26 (22.22%) Security Cleared
13 26 (22.22%) Java
14 25 (21.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 24 (20.51%) SC Cleared
16 23 (19.66%) Route 53
17 22 (18.80%) Amazon RDS
17 22 (18.80%) Migration
17 22 (18.80%) Scrum
18 20 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (16.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 19 (16.24%) Microservices
19 19 (16.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 18 (15.38%) Ansible
21 17 (14.53%) Azure
21 17 (14.53%) Infrastructure as Code
21 17 (14.53%) Amazon ECS

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 10 (8.55%) Apache Spark
1 10 (8.55%) Confluence
2 6 (5.13%) Apache
3 5 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.27%) Jupyter
4 3 (2.56%) nginx
5 2 (1.71%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 98 (83.76%) AWS
2 31 (26.50%) Serverless
3 30 (25.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 29 (24.79%) Amazon S3
5 28 (23.93%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (23.08%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (21.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (19.66%) Route 53
9 19 (16.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 17 (14.53%) Amazon ECS
10 17 (14.53%) Azure
11 16 (13.68%) Amazon EKS
12 15 (12.82%) IaaS
13 14 (11.97%) PaaS
14 13 (11.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 13 (11.11%) Amazon Kinesis
14 13 (11.11%) AWS CodePipeline
15 12 (10.26%) AWS CloudTrail
15 12 (10.26%) CloudFront
15 12 (10.26%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.13%) VPN
2 5 (4.27%) DNS
2 5 (4.27%) Network Security
3 2 (1.71%) HTTP
4 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.80%) Amazon RDS
2 19 (16.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 11 (9.40%) Amazon Redshift
3 11 (9.40%) Hadoop
3 11 (9.40%) MySQL
3 11 (9.40%) Redis
4 10 (8.55%) Amazon Aurora
5 9 (7.69%) Amazon Athena
5 9 (7.69%) Big Data
5 9 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (5.98%) Apache Hive
6 7 (5.98%) Data Lake
7 5 (4.27%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.27%) Spark SQL
8 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.71%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (29.91%) Jenkins
2 14 (11.97%) Git (software)
3 13 (11.11%) JIRA
4 5 (4.27%) Bitbucket
4 5 (4.27%) Gradle
4 5 (4.27%) JUnit
5 4 (3.42%) Mockito
6 3 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.56%) Spinnaker
7 2 (1.71%) GitLab
7 2 (1.71%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.85%) Ant
8 1 (0.85%) Maven
General
1 9 (7.69%) Finance
1 9 (7.69%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.98%) Advertising
3 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 4 (3.42%) Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.71%) Electronics
6 2 (1.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Police
7 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (38.46%) AWS Engineer
2 36 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (21.37%) AWS DevOps
4 22 (18.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 19 (16.24%) Architect
6 18 (15.38%) Developer
7 16 (13.68%) Data Engineer
8 13 (11.11%) AWS Developer
9 9 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (6.84%) Java Developer
10 8 (6.84%) Lead Architect
11 7 (5.98%) AWS Architect
12 6 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
12 6 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (4.27%) Senior DevOps
13 5 (4.27%) Trainer
14 4 (3.42%) Lead Cloud Architect
14 4 (3.42%) Lead DevOps
14 4 (3.42%) Security Engineer
14 4 (3.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) Web Services
2 9 (7.69%) .NET
2 9 (7.69%) Spring
2 9 (7.69%) Spring Boot
3 8 (6.84%) JSON
4 7 (5.98%) Kafka
4 7 (5.98%) RESTful
5 5 (4.27%) Node.js
5 5 (4.27%) REST
5 5 (4.27%) XML
6 4 (3.42%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (3.42%) HTML
6 4 (3.42%) JMS
6 4 (3.42%) JSON Schema
6 4 (3.42%) Lambda Expressions
6 4 (3.42%) XSD
7 3 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (2.56%) HTML5
7 3 (2.56%) Redux
7 3 (2.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.13%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.27%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.42%) Cloud Native
4 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.56%) Clustering
6 2 (1.71%) Life Science
6 2 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.85%) Blog
7 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.06%) Linux
2 7 (5.98%) Unix
2 7 (5.98%) Windows
3 4 (3.42%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.56%) Debian
4 3 (2.56%) VMS
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.71%) CentOS
5 2 (1.71%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (54.70%) DevOps
2 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (18.80%) Migration
3 22 (18.80%) Scrum
4 20 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (16.24%) Microservices
6 17 (14.53%) Infrastructure as Code
7 16 (13.68%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (12.82%) Software Engineering
9 12 (10.26%) Auto-Scaling
9 12 (10.26%) Fintech
9 12 (10.26%) Machine Learning
10 9 (7.69%) Analytics
10 9 (7.69%) Data Engineering
10 9 (7.69%) Kanban
10 9 (7.69%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.84%) ETL
11 8 (6.84%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (5.98%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.98%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (48.72%) Python
2 26 (22.22%) Java
3 14 (11.97%) Bash Shell
3 14 (11.97%) SQL
4 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.55%) R
6 8 (6.84%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.98%) Go
7 7 (5.98%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.42%) C#
8 4 (3.42%) Scala
9 3 (2.56%) Java 8
9 3 (2.56%) Ruby
10 2 (1.71%) C
10 2 (1.71%) Korn
11 1 (0.85%) PHP
11 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.98%) CISSP
4 5 (4.27%) Degree
5 3 (2.56%) CCNA
5 3 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.85%) CISM
7 1 (0.85%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.85%) NIST
System Software
1 34 (29.06%) Docker
2 5 (4.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (42.74%) Terraform
2 35 (29.91%) Kubernetes
3 18 (15.38%) Ansible
4 8 (6.84%) Packer
4 8 (6.84%) Prometheus
5 6 (5.13%) Consul
5 6 (5.13%) Grafana
6 4 (3.42%) Kibana
6 4 (3.42%) Puppet
7 3 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.71%) Nessus
9 1 (0.85%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (3.42%) CheckPoint
1 4 (3.42%) F5
1 4 (3.42%) Hortonworks
1 4 (3.42%) Palo Alto
1 4 (3.42%) Red Hat
2 3 (2.56%) Cisco
2 3 (2.56%) Google
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.71%) New Relic
4 1 (0.85%) Arqiva
4 1 (0.85%) Databricks
4 1 (0.85%) SAP
4 1 (0.85%) Twitter