Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 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
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 491 448 510
Rank change year-on-year -43 +62 +124
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 273 131 360
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 1.46% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 92 235
10th Percentile £415 £441 £453
25th Percentile £475 £481 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £638 £641 £669
90th Percentile £688 £771 £732
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £66.85 - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,703 8,952 17,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.09% 24.37% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,866 5,882 10,950
10th Percentile £310 £288 £263
25th Percentile £402 £393 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £644 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £463 £448
% change year-on-year +1.08% +3.35% +8.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 342 766
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.75 £12.93
25th Percentile £16.25 £19.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.56 £35.28
Median % change year-on-year -8.10% -10.56% +60.38%
75th Percentile £51.48 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.86 £59.98 £55.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -23.61% +60.00%

AWS Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS Certification.

Daily rate trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS Certification over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Top 13 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 29 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
England -40 240 £575 +4.55% 88
London -31 160 £575 - 40
Work from Home -228 61 £550 +4.76% 15
UK excluding London -90 58 £525 - 54
North of England -23 20 £525 -4.55% 19
South West -46 17 £563 +7.14%
North West -29 11 £500 -9.09% 13
South East -48 10 £630 +26.00% 14
Yorkshire -15 9 £565 -16.37% 6
Scotland -46 6 £508 - 5
West Midlands -35 4 £500 +11.11% 1
Midlands -44 4 £500 +25.00% 2
Wales -4 1 £650 - 3

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for AWS Certification.

1 254 (93.04%) AWS
2 121 (44.32%) DevOps
3 95 (34.80%) Serverless
4 90 (32.97%) Terraform
5 81 (29.67%) AWS Lambda
6 78 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (27.84%) Python
8 70 (25.64%) Java
9 63 (23.08%) Amazon S3
10 60 (21.98%) Jenkins
11 57 (20.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 57 (20.88%) Infrastructure as Code
12 52 (19.05%) Linux
13 49 (17.95%) Azure
14 47 (17.22%) Docker
15 45 (16.48%) Microservices
16 44 (16.12%) Windows
17 43 (15.75%) PowerShell
18 40 (14.65%) Amazon EC2
19 39 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 38 (13.92%) Kubernetes
20 38 (13.92%) JavaScript
20 38 (13.92%) Social Skills
21 36 (13.19%) GitHub
22 34 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
23 33 (12.09%) Security Cleared
23 33 (12.09%) Scrum
23 33 (12.09%) Migration
23 33 (12.09%) Ansible
24 32 (11.72%) Git (software)

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 12 (4.40%) Confluence
2 6 (2.20%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.83%) Mule
4 4 (1.47%) Apache
5 2 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.37%) CMS
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) nginx
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Cloudability
1 1 (0.37%) Magento
1 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 254 (93.04%) AWS
2 95 (34.80%) Serverless
3 81 (29.67%) AWS Lambda
4 63 (23.08%) Amazon S3
5 57 (20.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 49 (17.95%) Azure
7 40 (14.65%) Amazon EC2
8 36 (13.19%) GitHub
9 27 (9.89%) Amazon ECS
10 25 (9.16%) PaaS
10 25 (9.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (8.79%) IaaS
11 24 (8.79%) SaaS
12 23 (8.42%) GCP
13 22 (8.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 21 (7.69%) Amazon EKS
15 17 (6.23%) Amazon Kinesis
16 16 (5.86%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (5.49%) AWS CloudTrail
17 15 (5.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.66%) DNS
2 8 (2.93%) VPN
3 7 (2.56%) OSPF
4 6 (2.20%) Firewall
5 5 (1.83%) IPv4
5 5 (1.83%) SSL
5 5 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.47%) Internet
6 4 (1.47%) VLAN
7 3 (1.10%) BGP
7 3 (1.10%) LAN
7 3 (1.10%) WAN
8 2 (0.73%) 4G
8 2 (0.73%) 5G
8 2 (0.73%) HTTP
8 2 (0.73%) Wireless
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.37%) MQTT
9 1 (0.37%) Network Security
9 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 24 (8.79%) Amazon RDS
3 23 (8.42%) Amazon Redshift
4 15 (5.49%) Amazon Athena
5 13 (4.76%) Big Data
6 11 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.56%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.20%) Data Lake
9 6 (2.20%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.83%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.10%) Redis
12 3 (1.10%) SQL Server
13 2 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
13 2 (0.73%) Metadata
13 2 (0.73%) MySQL
13 2 (0.73%) SAP BW
14 1 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 60 (21.98%) Jenkins
2 32 (11.72%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.96%) Postman
4 18 (6.59%) JIRA
5 13 (4.76%) Bitbucket
6 8 (2.93%) Sourcetree
7 4 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.10%) GitLab
8 3 (1.10%) Gradle
8 3 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.73%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.73%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.73%) GoCD
9 2 (0.73%) JMeter
9 2 (0.73%) JUnit
9 2 (0.73%) Selenium
9 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.37%) Mocha
10 1 (0.37%) Mockito
10 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 38 (13.92%) Social Skills
2 30 (10.99%) Finance
3 13 (4.76%) Banking
4 9 (3.30%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.10%) Legal
9 2 (0.73%) Advertising
9 2 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (31.50%) AWS Engineer
2 84 (30.77%) Architect
3 52 (19.05%) AWS Architect
4 39 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 39 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
5 32 (11.72%) Developer
5 32 (11.72%) Solutions Architect
6 29 (10.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (8.06%) AWS DevOps
7 22 (8.06%) Consultant
7 22 (8.06%) Data Engineer
8 20 (7.33%) AWS Developer
9 19 (6.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 19 (6.96%) AWS Solutions Architect
10 15 (5.49%) AWS Consultant
10 15 (5.49%) Cloud Consultant
11 13 (4.76%) Security Engineer
12 11 (4.03%) Platform Engineer
13 10 (3.66%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 9 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.36%) Web Services
2 23 (8.42%) Node.js
3 19 (6.96%) XML
4 17 (6.23%) React
4 17 (6.23%) REST
5 15 (5.49%) HTML
6 14 (5.13%) GraphQL
7 12 (4.40%) CSS
7 12 (4.40%) HTML5
7 12 (4.40%) Spring
8 10 (3.66%) .NET
9 9 (3.30%) Spring Boot
10 8 (2.93%) Lambda Expressions
11 7 (2.56%) RESTful
12 5 (1.83%) SOAP
13 4 (1.47%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.47%) JSON
13 4 (1.47%) Kafka
14 3 (1.10%) OAuth2
14 3 (1.10%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.33%) Cloud Native
2 19 (6.96%) Public Cloud
3 16 (5.86%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.93%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.20%) Clustering
6 6 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.20%) Legacy Systems
6 6 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.10%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.10%) User Experience
9 2 (0.73%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.73%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (19.05%) Linux
2 44 (16.12%) Windows
3 11 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (4.03%) Unix
3 11 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.56%) SUSE
5 6 (2.20%) CentOS
6 4 (1.47%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) VMS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (44.32%) DevOps
2 78 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (20.88%) Infrastructure as Code
4 45 (16.48%) Microservices
5 34 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (12.09%) Migration
6 33 (12.09%) Scrum
7 26 (9.52%) Release Management
8 23 (8.42%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (7.69%) Analytics
10 19 (6.96%) Software Engineering
10 19 (6.96%) Task Automation
11 17 (6.23%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (5.49%) ITIL
12 15 (5.49%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 15 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (5.13%) Data Engineering
13 14 (5.13%) DevSecOps
14 13 (4.76%) Configuration Management
14 13 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 76 (27.84%) Python
2 70 (25.64%) Java
3 43 (15.75%) PowerShell
4 38 (13.92%) JavaScript
5 29 (10.62%) SQL
6 27 (9.89%) Bash Shell
7 13 (4.76%) Go
7 13 (4.76%) TypeScript
8 9 (3.30%) C#
9 7 (2.56%) Scala
10 4 (1.47%) C++
11 3 (1.10%) Perl
11 3 (1.10%) PHP
11 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.73%) C
12 2 (0.73%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.37%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 33 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.42%) Degree
3 19 (6.96%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.66%) CISSP
5 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.20%) CRISC
7 6 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.83%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (1.47%) CCNP
9 4 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.10%) CCSP
11 2 (0.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.73%) CCNA
11 2 (0.73%) GIAC
11 2 (0.73%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (2.20%) NIST
2 6 (2.20%) QA
3 4 (1.47%) GDPR
3 4 (1.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) DICOM
4 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) SOC 1
4 1 (0.37%) SOC 2
System Software
1 47 (17.22%) Docker
2 12 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.66%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.73%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 90 (32.97%) Terraform
2 38 (13.92%) Kubernetes
3 33 (12.09%) Ansible
4 14 (5.13%) Puppet
5 8 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.47%) Packer
7 3 (1.10%) Mesos
8 2 (0.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.73%) Nagios
8 2 (0.73%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.37%) Graylog
9 1 (0.37%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (7.69%) Splunk
2 18 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.23%) VMware
4 13 (4.76%) SAP
5 10 (3.66%) Google
6 7 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.20%) MuleSoft
7 6 (2.20%) Oracle
8 5 (1.83%) Centrify
8 5 (1.83%) Citrix
9 4 (1.47%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.10%) Infoblox
10 3 (1.10%) Informatica
11 2 (0.73%) Cisco
11 2 (0.73%) New Relic
11 2 (0.73%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.37%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.37%) Siemens
12 1 (0.37%) WorldPay