Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 480 399 503
Rank change year-on-year -81 +104 +132
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 274 93 315
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 1.40% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 68 217
10th Percentile £411 £408 £475
25th Percentile £511 £448 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £577 £515 £575
Median % change year-on-year +12.15% -10.52% +4.55%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £650
90th Percentile £700 £650 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £502 £575
% change year-on-year +14.54% -12.70% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £63.60 - -
UK median hourly rate £63.60 - -

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 12,486 6,651 15,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 25.04% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,043 4,515 9,959
10th Percentile £307 £300 £263
25th Percentile £411 £394 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £470
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.19% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 238 658
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.13 £20.14 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.82% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.88 £48.61 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £63.98 £61.68
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -20.98% +74.44%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -85 186 £600 +9.09% 62
South East -83 20 £575 +17.35% 15
North of England -68 16 £525 +20.00% 20
South West -36 12 £575 +9.52% 1
North West -51 8 £513 +17.14% 18
Yorkshire - 8 £579 - 2
Midlands -81 5 £525 +22.81% 8
East of England -45 3 £425 -15.00% 5
West Midlands -67 3 - - 4
East Midlands -44 1 £525 +29.63% 4
AWS Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 257 (93.80%) AWS
2 128 (46.72%) DevOps
3 104 (37.96%) Serverless
4 95 (34.67%) Terraform
5 86 (31.39%) Python
6 80 (29.20%) AWS Lambda
7 77 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (23.72%) Java
9 61 (22.26%) Jenkins
10 57 (20.80%) Amazon S3
11 54 (19.71%) Azure
11 54 (19.71%) Infrastructure as Code
12 47 (17.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 46 (16.79%) PowerShell
14 45 (16.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 43 (15.69%) Docker
16 41 (14.96%) Web Services
17 40 (14.60%) Social Skills
18 39 (14.23%) Kubernetes
18 39 (14.23%) Microservices
19 36 (13.14%) Amazon Redshift
19 36 (13.14%) GitHub
19 36 (13.14%) Linux
20 35 (12.77%) Amazon EC2
21 34 (12.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
22 33 (12.04%) Windows
22 33 (12.04%) Git (software)
23 32 (11.68%) Bash Shell
24 30 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
24 30 (10.95%) Finance

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 13 (4.74%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.65%) Confluence
2 10 (3.65%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.46%) Mule
4 3 (1.09%) Apache
5 2 (0.73%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.73%) nginx
5 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Drupal
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Cloudability
1 1 (0.36%) Magento
1 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 257 (93.80%) AWS
2 104 (37.96%) Serverless
3 80 (29.20%) AWS Lambda
4 57 (20.80%) Amazon S3
5 54 (19.71%) Azure
6 47 (17.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 36 (13.14%) GitHub
8 35 (12.77%) Amazon EC2
9 34 (12.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 18 (6.57%) Amazon SQS
10 18 (6.57%) GCP
11 15 (5.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (5.47%) Amazon EKS
11 15 (5.47%) Amazon Kinesis
11 15 (5.47%) IaaS
12 14 (5.11%) Amazon ECS
12 14 (5.11%) Amazon EMR
12 14 (5.11%) PaaS
12 14 (5.11%) SaaS
13 13 (4.74%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.28%) DNS
1 9 (3.28%) Firewall
2 5 (1.82%) MVNO
2 5 (1.82%) OSPF
2 5 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.46%) BGP
3 4 (1.46%) LAN
3 4 (1.46%) SSL
3 4 (1.46%) VPN
4 3 (1.09%) Internet
4 3 (1.09%) WAN
4 3 (1.09%) Wireless
5 2 (0.73%) 4G
5 2 (0.73%) 5G
5 2 (0.73%) IPv4
5 2 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.73%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.36%) Network Security
6 1 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 36 (13.14%) Amazon Redshift
3 21 (7.66%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (5.11%) Big Data
5 13 (4.74%) Data Lake
6 12 (4.38%) Amazon Athena
7 10 (3.65%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.92%) SQL Server
9 7 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.19%) Power BI
11 5 (1.82%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.82%) Pentaho
12 4 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.46%) Apache Hive
13 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.73%) HBase
14 2 (0.73%) MySQL
14 2 (0.73%) Redis
14 2 (0.73%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 61 (22.26%) Jenkins
2 33 (12.04%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.30%) Bitbucket
3 20 (7.30%) JIRA
4 17 (6.20%) Postman
5 10 (3.65%) Sourcetree
6 8 (2.92%) GitLab
7 7 (2.55%) RStudio
8 6 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.46%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.09%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.09%) CircleCI
11 3 (1.09%) GoCD
11 3 (1.09%) Mockito
12 1 (0.36%) Chocolatey
12 1 (0.36%) Gradle
12 1 (0.36%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.36%) webpack
General
1 40 (14.60%) Social Skills
2 30 (10.95%) Finance
3 15 (5.47%) Public Sector
4 11 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.28%) Banking
5 9 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.92%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.92%) Legal
7 6 (2.19%) Retail
8 5 (1.82%) Marketing
9 3 (1.09%) Law
9 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.36%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 92 (33.58%) Architect
2 83 (30.29%) AWS Engineer
3 65 (23.72%) AWS Architect
4 47 (17.15%) Cloud Engineer
5 40 (14.60%) Cloud Architect
6 34 (12.41%) Solutions Architect
7 30 (10.95%) DevOps Engineer
8 24 (8.76%) Data Engineer
8 24 (8.76%) Developer
9 23 (8.39%) AWS Solutions Architect
10 15 (5.47%) AWS DevOps
11 13 (4.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.01%) Data Architect
12 11 (4.01%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.65%) AWS Developer
13 10 (3.65%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.65%) Consultant
13 10 (3.65%) Platform Engineer
14 8 (2.92%) Cloud Consultant
15 7 (2.55%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.96%) Web Services
2 19 (6.93%) Node.js
3 17 (6.20%) XML
4 16 (5.84%) GraphQL
5 15 (5.47%) Kafka
5 15 (5.47%) React
6 12 (4.38%) CSS
6 12 (4.38%) REST
7 11 (4.01%) HTML
8 10 (3.65%) HTML5
9 9 (3.28%) Spring
10 8 (2.92%) RESTful
11 6 (2.19%) .NET
11 6 (2.19%) Swagger
12 5 (1.82%) SOAP
13 4 (1.46%) Lambda Expressions
13 4 (1.46%) Serverless Framework
13 4 (1.46%) Velocity
14 3 (1.09%) Spring Boot
15 2 (0.73%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.12%) Cloud Native
2 19 (6.93%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.11%) Public Cloud
4 11 (4.01%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.92%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.19%) NHS
7 5 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.46%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.46%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.46%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.73%) iPad
10 2 (0.73%) Social Media
10 2 (0.73%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.36%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.14%) Linux
2 33 (12.04%) Windows
3 11 (4.01%) Unix
4 8 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.09%) CentOS
5 3 (1.09%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) VMS
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (46.72%) DevOps
2 77 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (19.71%) Infrastructure as Code
4 39 (14.23%) Microservices
5 30 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (10.22%) Migration
7 27 (9.85%) Scrum
8 26 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (8.39%) Release Management
10 21 (7.66%) Analytics
11 20 (7.30%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (7.30%) Data Engineering
11 20 (7.30%) Machine Learning
12 18 (6.57%) Artificial Intelligence
13 16 (5.84%) Task Automation
14 15 (5.47%) Data Pipeline
15 14 (5.11%) Data Science
15 14 (5.11%) Project Management
15 14 (5.11%) Software Engineering
16 13 (4.74%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 86 (31.39%) Python
2 65 (23.72%) Java
3 46 (16.79%) PowerShell
4 32 (11.68%) Bash Shell
5 25 (9.12%) JavaScript
5 25 (9.12%) SQL
6 18 (6.57%) Scala
7 14 (5.11%) Go
8 10 (3.65%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.82%) C#
10 4 (1.46%) C++
10 4 (1.46%) Groovy
11 3 (1.09%) Java 8
11 3 (1.09%) Perl
12 2 (0.73%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.73%) R
13 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (9.49%) Degree
2 25 (9.12%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.93%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.01%) CCNP
4 11 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.92%) CISSP
6 7 (2.55%) CCNA
7 5 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.46%) CRISC
8 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.46%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.09%) RHCE
10 2 (0.73%) CCSP
10 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.36%) CCIE
11 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.36%) PMP
11 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.28%) QA
2 8 (2.92%) GDPR
3 7 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.82%) NIST
5 4 (1.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) DICOM
6 1 (0.36%) NCSC
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.36%) SOC 1
6 1 (0.36%) SOC 2
System Software
1 43 (15.69%) Docker
2 10 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.09%) vSphere
6 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 95 (34.67%) Terraform
2 39 (14.23%) Kubernetes
3 21 (7.66%) Ansible
4 10 (3.65%) Puppet
5 8 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (1.46%) Packer
7 2 (0.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.36%) Consul
8 1 (0.36%) Graylog
8 1 (0.36%) Mesos
8 1 (0.36%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (6.57%) Splunk
2 16 (5.84%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.74%) Red Hat
4 12 (4.38%) VMware
5 9 (3.28%) Cisco
6 7 (2.55%) Google
6 7 (2.55%) Palo Alto
7 5 (1.82%) Oracle
8 4 (1.46%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.46%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.46%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.46%) SAP
9 3 (1.09%) Infoblox
9 3 (1.09%) Perforce
10 2 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.73%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.36%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.36%) Citrix
11 1 (0.36%) New Relic
11 1 (0.36%) Sonatype