Period
to 16 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AWS Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 February 2019 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
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 577 696 774
Rank change year-on-year +119 +78 +73
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 302 191 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 1.00% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 139 65
UK median daily rate £588 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £419 £450 £358
90th Percentile £800 £705 £649
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £419
% change year-on-year - +25.45% -16.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,076 19,135 20,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.39% 18.89% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,392 11,726 12,672
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £637 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 914 862 910
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.76 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.46% -6.33% -
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.25 £12.11
90th Percentile £51.60 £50.23 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.53 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.82% -3.08%

AWS Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AWS Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS Certification.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Certification over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Certification over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 16 February 2019. 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
England +98 284 £575 +4.55% 66
London +74 192 £600 +9.09% 42
UK excluding London +30 109 £525 - 33
North of England +27 48 £523 +5.82% 14
North West +17 31 £552 +7.76% 3
South East +5 14 £475 -9.52% 3
East of England +12 12 £600 +9.09% 3
Yorkshire +7 12 £433 -15.61% 9
South West -39 12 £525 +5.00% 2
Wales - 11 £763 - 2
Midlands -15 8 £563 +2.27% 2
West Midlands -7 7 £625 -10.71% 2
North East -4 5 £250 -47.37% 2
Scotland -4 4 - - 7

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 with a requirement for AWS Certification.

1 269 (89.07%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (65.89%) DevOps
3 172 (56.95%) Linux
4 144 (47.68%) Python
5 134 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (43.38%) Jenkins
7 112 (37.09%) Ansible
8 109 (36.09%) Terraform
9 104 (34.44%) Finance
10 94 (31.13%) Puppet
11 85 (28.15%) Web Services
11 85 (28.15%) Opscode Chef
12 80 (26.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 79 (26.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 77 (25.50%) Git (software)
14 77 (25.50%) Docker
15 72 (23.84%) Windows
16 71 (23.51%) Red Hat
17 61 (20.20%) Java
18 58 (19.21%) Splunk
18 58 (19.21%) Security Cleared
19 56 (18.54%) Migration
20 55 (18.21%) Serverless
21 54 (17.88%) Security Operations
22 53 (17.55%) Microservices
23 50 (16.56%) MongoDB
23 50 (16.56%) Sonatype Nexus
23 50 (16.56%) Qualys
24 48 (15.89%) Kubernetes
25 46 (15.23%) Hadoop

AWS Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (4.97%) Confluence
2 6 (1.99%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.32%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.66%) Apache
4 2 (0.66%) CMS
4 2 (0.66%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 269 (89.07%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (26.49%) AWS CloudFormation
3 55 (18.21%) Serverless
4 46 (15.23%) Amazon S3
5 43 (14.24%) Amazon EC2
6 41 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 41 (13.58%) PaaS
7 36 (11.92%) AWS Lambda
8 33 (10.93%) IaaS
9 31 (10.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 29 (9.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 25 (8.28%) Datadog
12 20 (6.62%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (6.62%) Route 53
13 18 (5.96%) OpenShift
14 16 (5.30%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (4.30%) CloudFront
16 12 (3.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 12 (3.97%) SaaS
17 11 (3.64%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.30%) VPN
2 12 (3.97%) DNS
3 8 (2.65%) Firewall
4 7 (2.32%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.99%) DHCP
6 3 (0.99%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.99%) HTTP
7 2 (0.66%) Internet
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.33%) LAN
8 1 (0.33%) Network Security
8 1 (0.33%) SMTP
8 1 (0.33%) VLAN
8 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.56%) MongoDB
2 46 (15.23%) Hadoop
3 43 (14.24%) Amazon RDS
4 30 (9.93%) SQL Server
5 19 (6.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 13 (4.30%) MySQL
7 11 (3.64%) Big Data
8 10 (3.31%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.99%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.99%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.99%) Redis
10 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.99%) Riak
11 2 (0.66%) Amazon Athena
11 2 (0.66%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 131 (43.38%) Jenkins
2 77 (25.50%) Git (software)
3 50 (16.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 40 (13.25%) Artifactory
5 38 (12.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 38 (12.58%) Maven
6 37 (12.25%) Hudson
7 30 (9.93%) JIRA
8 8 (2.65%) GitLab
9 7 (2.32%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.32%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.32%) Subversion
10 4 (1.32%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.99%) Selenium
11 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.66%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.66%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.66%) JBehave
12 2 (0.66%) JUnit
12 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 104 (34.44%) Finance
2 43 (14.24%) Banking
3 39 (12.91%) Front Office
4 12 (3.97%) Advertising
5 8 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.99%) Retail
8 2 (0.66%) Billing
8 2 (0.66%) Electronics
8 2 (0.66%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 113 (37.42%) AWS Engineer
2 87 (28.81%) Architect
3 77 (25.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 60 (19.87%) AWS Architect
5 45 (14.90%) AWS DevOps
6 40 (13.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 37 (12.25%) Software Engineer
8 35 (11.59%) AWS Software Engineer
9 34 (11.26%) Lead Software Engineer
10 28 (9.27%) Lead Architect
11 27 (8.94%) Cloud Engineer
12 25 (8.28%) Lead Software Architect
13 24 (7.95%) Developer
14 22 (7.28%) Consultant
14 22 (7.28%) Java Engineer
15 20 (6.62%) Python Engineer
16 19 (6.29%) Java Software Engineer
17 17 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
17 17 (5.63%) Security Consultant
18 15 (4.97%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (28.15%) Web Services
2 40 (13.25%) AngularJS
2 40 (13.25%) React
3 38 (12.58%) NumPy
3 38 (12.58%) SciPy
4 21 (6.95%) J2EE
4 21 (6.95%) J2SE
5 20 (6.62%) JSON
6 11 (3.64%) Node.js
7 9 (2.98%) OAuth
7 9 (2.98%) OAuth2
8 8 (2.65%) YAML
9 7 (2.32%) OpenID
9 7 (2.32%) REST
10 5 (1.66%) SAML
11 4 (1.32%) HTML
12 3 (0.99%) .NET
12 3 (0.99%) boto
12 3 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
13 2 (0.66%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.58%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (10.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 19 (6.29%) Cloud Native
4 13 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.31%) Enterprise Cloud
7 9 (2.98%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (2.98%) Fintech
7 9 (2.98%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.66%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.66%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.99%) Replication
11 2 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.66%) NHS
11 2 (0.66%) PKI
11 2 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 172 (56.95%) Linux
2 79 (26.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 72 (23.84%) Windows
4 30 (9.93%) Unix
5 7 (2.32%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.99%) Android
6 6 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.99%) CentOS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (65.89%) DevOps
2 134 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (18.54%) Migration
4 54 (17.88%) Security Operations
5 53 (17.55%) Microservices
6 41 (13.58%) Software Engineering
7 40 (13.25%) Asset Management
8 38 (12.58%) SIEM
9 37 (12.25%) Configuration Management
10 35 (11.59%) Data Analysis
11 34 (11.26%) Threat Management
12 33 (10.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 28 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (9.27%) ITIL
13 28 (9.27%) Systems Engineering
14 27 (8.94%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (8.28%) Continuous Delivery
15 25 (8.28%) Open Source
16 24 (7.95%) Incident Management
17 23 (7.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 144 (47.68%) Python
2 61 (20.20%) Java
3 42 (13.91%) Bash Shell
4 41 (13.58%) PowerShell
5 40 (13.25%) Ruby
6 38 (12.58%) C++
7 22 (7.28%) Perl
7 22 (7.28%) SQL
8 20 (6.62%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.66%) C#
10 4 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.66%) Groovy
11 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.66%) VBScript
12 1 (0.33%) C
12 1 (0.33%) Java 8
12 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.33%) R
12 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (19.21%) Security Cleared
2 46 (15.23%) RHCE
3 41 (13.58%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 12 (3.97%) Degree
6 8 (2.65%) CISM
6 8 (2.65%) CISSP
7 6 (1.99%) MCSE
7 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.32%) CCSA
10 3 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.66%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.33%) CISA
12 1 (0.33%) CISMP
12 1 (0.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 1 (0.33%) ISSMP
12 1 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 35 (11.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 35 (11.59%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.99%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) MiFID
4 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (25.50%) Docker
2 19 (6.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.33%) HDFS
6 1 (0.33%) LXC
6 1 (0.33%) vCloud
6 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 112 (37.09%) Ansible
2 109 (36.09%) Terraform
3 94 (31.13%) Puppet
4 85 (28.15%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (15.89%) Kubernetes
6 43 (14.24%) SELinux
7 11 (3.64%) Suricata
8 10 (3.31%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (3.31%) Salt
9 7 (2.32%) Sysdig
10 5 (1.66%) Packer
11 4 (1.32%) Kibana
11 4 (1.32%) logstash
11 4 (1.32%) Mesos
11 4 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.99%) Grafana
12 3 (0.99%) Rancher
12 3 (0.99%) rkt
13 2 (0.66%) Icinga
13 2 (0.66%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 71 (23.51%) Red Hat
2 58 (19.21%) Splunk
3 50 (16.56%) Qualys
4 46 (15.23%) Microsoft
5 32 (10.60%) Oracle
6 9 (2.98%) Google
7 8 (2.65%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.65%) VMware
8 7 (2.32%) Ping Identity
9 3 (0.99%) New Relic
9 3 (0.99%) SAP
10 2 (0.66%) Adobe
10 2 (0.66%) Black Duck
10 2 (0.66%) Citrix
10 2 (0.66%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.66%) Sony
11 1 (0.33%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.33%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.33%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.33%) SaltStack