Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 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
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 542 628 726
Rank change year-on-year +86 +98 +45
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 205 261 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 1.38% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 148 113
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £481 £413 £450
90th Percentile £700 £783 £740
UK excluding London median daily rate £566 £518 £525
% change year-on-year +9.37% -1.43% +22.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 15,251 18,849 19,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.33% 19.24% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,385 11,229 11,707
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 893 832
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £14.35 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.73 £27.50 £25.92
% change year-on-year +22.65% +6.12% -5.76%

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 27 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS Certification.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Top 16 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 27 January 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
England +73 176 £600 +9.09% 75
UK excluding London +99 98 £566 +9.37% 56
London +54 94 £625 +4.17% 27
South West +29 28 £550 +4.76% 12
North of England +26 21 £575 +10.05% 19
North West +19 19 £550 - 10
Scotland +35 17 £625 +25.00% 8
South East +64 13 £485 +2.11% 5
East of England +29 10 £613 +19.51% 3
Midlands +48 7 £525 +5.00% 9
West Midlands +42 5 £525 -16.00% 7
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire +35 1 £775 +79.19% 7
Wales +19 1 £300 -60.66%
North East +18 1 £590 +136.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 with a requirement for AWS Certification.

1 190 (92.68%) AWS
2 140 (68.29%) DevOps
3 94 (45.85%) Linux
4 82 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (36.10%) Amazon S3
6 70 (34.15%) Terraform
7 63 (30.73%) Python
8 62 (30.24%) Serverless
9 60 (29.27%) Amazon EC2
10 58 (28.29%) AWS Lambda
11 55 (26.83%) Security Cleared
12 53 (25.85%) AWS CloudFormation
13 52 (25.37%) Jenkins
13 52 (25.37%) Docker
14 48 (23.41%) Amazon RDS
15 45 (21.95%) Puppet
16 43 (20.98%) Opscode Chef
16 43 (20.98%) Route 53
17 42 (20.49%) Web Services
18 41 (20.00%) Ansible
19 38 (18.54%) Kubernetes
20 37 (18.05%) Windows
21 36 (17.56%) SC Cleared
22 35 (17.07%) Configuration Management
23 34 (16.59%) Git (software)
24 32 (15.61%) Migration
25 30 (14.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
25 30 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 29 (14.15%) Infrastructure as Code
27 28 (13.66%) Scrum

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 23 (11.22%) Confluence
2 13 (6.34%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (4.39%) Apache Spark
3 9 (4.39%) nginx
4 5 (2.44%) Apache
5 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.98%) IIS
5 2 (0.98%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.49%) Moodle
6 1 (0.49%) Mule
6 1 (0.49%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.49%) Totara
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 190 (92.68%) AWS
2 74 (36.10%) Amazon S3
3 62 (30.24%) Serverless
4 60 (29.27%) Amazon EC2
5 58 (28.29%) AWS Lambda
6 53 (25.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 43 (20.98%) Route 53
8 30 (14.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 25 (12.20%) Amazon ELB
9 25 (12.20%) CloudFront
10 21 (10.24%) GitHub
11 17 (8.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 16 (7.80%) Amazon ECS
13 15 (7.32%) Amazon Kinesis
14 14 (6.83%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (6.83%) Azure
15 11 (5.37%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (5.37%) AWS CloudTrail
16 10 (4.88%) GCP
17 8 (3.90%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.73%) VPN
2 5 (2.44%) Firewall
2 5 (2.44%) Skype
3 4 (1.95%) DNS
4 2 (0.98%) DHCP
4 2 (0.98%) LAN
4 2 (0.98%) MQTT
4 2 (0.98%) Network Security
4 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.98%) VLAN
5 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.49%) SSL
5 1 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (23.41%) Amazon RDS
2 18 (8.78%) Big Data
3 11 (5.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
5 7 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.44%) Data Lake
6 5 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.95%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.95%) MySQL
7 4 (1.95%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.46%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.98%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.98%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.49%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 52 (25.37%) Jenkins
2 34 (16.59%) Git (software)
3 24 (11.71%) JIRA
4 11 (5.37%) Travis CI
5 10 (4.88%) CircleCI
6 8 (3.90%) GitLab
7 7 (3.41%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.93%) Gradle
9 4 (1.95%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.95%) Selenium
9 4 (1.95%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.98%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.98%) Spock
11 1 (0.49%) Ant
11 1 (0.49%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.49%) JUnit
11 1 (0.49%) Maven
11 1 (0.49%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.49%) Subversion
11 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (10.73%) Public Sector
2 18 (8.78%) Finance
3 6 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.44%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Banking
5 3 (1.46%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Advertising
6 2 (0.98%) Billing
6 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.98%) Law
6 2 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (39.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 63 (30.73%) AWS Engineer
3 57 (27.80%) Architect
4 54 (26.34%) AWS DevOps
5 44 (21.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 32 (15.61%) AWS Architect
7 29 (14.15%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (9.27%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (7.32%) Developer
10 12 (5.85%) Consultant
11 11 (5.37%) Platform Engineer
12 10 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (4.88%) Principal Architect
13 8 (3.90%) DevOps Consultant
14 7 (3.41%) AWS Consultant
14 7 (3.41%) Security Architect
14 7 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
15 6 (2.93%) Lead DevOps
15 6 (2.93%) Security Engineer
15 6 (2.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.49%) Web Services
2 24 (11.71%) Node.js
3 21 (10.24%) JSON
4 10 (4.88%) Kafka
5 8 (3.90%) YAML
6 7 (3.41%) CSS
6 7 (3.41%) HTML
6 7 (3.41%) React
7 6 (2.93%) Sass
8 5 (2.44%) Spring
8 5 (2.44%) Vue.js
9 4 (1.95%) boto
9 4 (1.95%) Laravel
9 4 (1.95%) Redux
9 4 (1.95%) RESTful
9 4 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.46%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.46%) HTML5
10 3 (1.46%) Middleware
10 3 (1.46%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.85%) Enterprise Cloud
2 11 (5.37%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (4.39%) Cloud Native
4 8 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.41%) PKI
5 7 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.93%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.93%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.95%) User Experience
9 3 (1.46%) NHS
10 2 (0.98%) Replication
11 1 (0.49%) Clustering
11 1 (0.49%) Derivative
11 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.49%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 94 (45.85%) Linux
2 37 (18.05%) Windows
3 30 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (10.73%) Unix
5 6 (2.93%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.44%) CentOS
6 5 (2.44%) Debian
7 4 (1.95%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (68.29%) DevOps
2 82 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (17.07%) Configuration Management
4 32 (15.61%) Migration
5 29 (14.15%) Infrastructure as Code
6 28 (13.66%) Scrum
7 23 (11.22%) Microservices
8 19 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (7.32%) Computer Science
9 15 (7.32%) SDLC
9 15 (7.32%) SIEM
9 15 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (6.83%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (6.83%) Data Analysis
10 14 (6.83%) Security Operations
11 12 (5.85%) Deployment Automation
11 12 (5.85%) Security Architecture
12 11 (5.37%) Cyber Intelligence
12 11 (5.37%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 11 (5.37%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 63 (30.73%) Python
2 28 (13.66%) Java
3 27 (13.17%) Ruby
4 26 (12.68%) Bash Shell
5 20 (9.76%) Perl
6 13 (6.34%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.37%) Go
7 11 (5.37%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.93%) SQL
9 5 (2.44%) Groovy
9 5 (2.44%) PHP
10 4 (1.95%) ES6
11 3 (1.46%) Java 8
11 3 (1.46%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.49%) R
12 1 (0.49%) Scala
12 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 36 (17.56%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.85%) CISSP
4 8 (3.90%) CISM
5 7 (3.41%) CISA
5 7 (3.41%) CISMP
5 7 (3.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 7 (3.41%) ISSMP
6 4 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.95%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.46%) Degree
7 3 (1.46%) MCSE
7 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.98%) IISP
8 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.49%) NCDA
9 1 (0.49%) NCIE
9 1 (0.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.85%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 9 (4.39%) NIST
3 5 (2.44%) SLA
4 4 (1.95%) HIPAA
4 4 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 52 (25.37%) Docker
2 11 (5.37%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (34.15%) Terraform
2 45 (21.95%) Puppet
3 43 (20.98%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (20.00%) Ansible
5 38 (18.54%) Kubernetes
6 12 (5.85%) Packer
7 11 (5.37%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (5.37%) Suricata
8 7 (3.41%) Kibana
8 7 (3.41%) Rancher
9 5 (2.44%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.95%) Consul
11 3 (1.46%) SCCM
12 2 (0.98%) CASB
12 2 (0.98%) Grafana
12 2 (0.98%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.98%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 24 (11.71%) Splunk
2 13 (6.34%) IBM
3 12 (5.85%) Google
3 12 (5.85%) Qualys
3 12 (5.85%) Red Hat
3 12 (5.85%) SAP
4 11 (5.37%) Microsoft
5 10 (4.88%) Informatica
6 9 (4.39%) IBM Sterling
7 7 (3.41%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.41%) SaltStack
8 6 (2.93%) Ping Identity
9 5 (2.44%) VMware
10 4 (1.95%) Oracle
10 4 (1.95%) Sparx
11 3 (1.46%) Mercator
11 3 (1.46%) Talend
12 2 (0.98%) F5
12 2 (0.98%) Greenplum
12 2 (0.98%) Murex