Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 467 542 633
Rank change year-on-year +75 +91 +102
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 131 205 261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 1.34% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 153 154
Median daily rate £550 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £400 £482 £414
90th Percentile £681 £770 £796
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £566 £523
% change year-on-year -20.49% +8.33% -0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 9,739 15,265 18,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.73% 21.34% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,374 9,844 11,587
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.49%
10th Percentile £276 £256 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 508 633 844
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +20.75% +12.77%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £37.91 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +37.86% +3.77% +6.00%

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 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram 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 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 +105 113 £550 -8.33% 68
London +90 85 £550 -12.52% 35
Work from Home -168 45 £550 -8.33% 14
UK excluding London +98 33 £450 -20.49% 43
South East +127 11 £500 +3.09% 5
Midlands +61 6 £405 -24.65% 5
South West +68 4 £495 -9.95% 3
East of England +61 4 £550 -10.20% 4
East Midlands +40 4 £405 - 1
Scotland +31 3 £288 -53.92% 6
North of England +73 2 £475 -17.39% 17
West Midlands +45 2 £450 -16.28% 4
Wales +24 2 £525 +75.00% 4
North West +40 1 £450 -18.18% 11
North East +35 1 £500 -15.25%
Northern Ireland +4 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 114 (87.02%) AWS
2 68 (51.91%) Python
3 61 (46.56%) DevOps
4 48 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (34.35%) Terraform
6 38 (29.01%) Linux
7 37 (28.24%) Jenkins
8 35 (26.72%) Kubernetes
8 35 (26.72%) Serverless
9 34 (25.95%) Docker
10 33 (25.19%) Amazon S3
10 33 (25.19%) Java
11 32 (24.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 30 (22.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 30 (22.90%) AWS Lambda
13 27 (20.61%) Amazon EC2
14 26 (19.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (19.08%) Amazon RDS
15 25 (19.08%) SC Cleared
15 25 (19.08%) Security Cleared
15 25 (19.08%) Ansible
16 22 (16.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 22 (16.79%) Scrum
16 22 (16.79%) Migration
17 21 (16.03%) SQL
18 20 (15.27%) Azure
19 19 (14.50%) Machine Learning
19 19 (14.50%) Microservices
20 18 (13.74%) Route 53
21 17 (12.98%) Big Data

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 (11.45%) Apache Spark
2 8 (6.11%) Confluence
3 6 (4.58%) Apache
3 6 (4.58%) Jupyter
4 4 (3.05%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.29%) nginx
6 2 (1.53%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (1.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 114 (87.02%) AWS
2 35 (26.72%) Serverless
3 33 (25.19%) Amazon S3
4 32 (24.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 30 (22.90%) AWS Lambda
5 30 (22.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 27 (20.61%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (16.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 20 (15.27%) Azure
9 18 (13.74%) Route 53
10 16 (12.21%) Amazon ECS
11 15 (11.45%) Amazon EKS
11 15 (11.45%) Amazon Kinesis
12 14 (10.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 14 (10.69%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (10.69%) GCP
13 13 (9.92%) AWS Step Functions
14 12 (9.16%) IaaS
15 11 (8.40%) PaaS
15 11 (8.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.58%) DNS
1 6 (4.58%) Network Security
1 6 (4.58%) VPN
2 3 (2.29%) SSL
3 2 (1.53%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) Firewall
4 1 (0.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 25 (19.08%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (12.98%) Amazon Redshift
3 17 (12.98%) Big Data
3 17 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (12.21%) MySQL
5 15 (11.45%) Amazon Athena
5 15 (11.45%) Hadoop
5 15 (11.45%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (8.40%) Apache Hive
6 11 (8.40%) Relational Database
7 10 (7.63%) Data Lake
7 10 (7.63%) Redis
8 9 (6.87%) Amazon Aurora
8 9 (6.87%) NoSQL
9 8 (6.11%) Redshift Spectrum
10 7 (5.34%) SQL Server
11 5 (3.82%) MongoDB
11 5 (3.82%) Spark SQL
12 4 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 37 (28.24%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.92%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.16%) JIRA
4 6 (4.58%) Bitbucket
4 6 (4.58%) JUnit
5 5 (3.82%) Gradle
5 5 (3.82%) Mockito
6 3 (2.29%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.53%) GitLab
7 2 (1.53%) Maven
8 1 (0.76%) Ant
General
1 10 (7.63%) Finance
2 8 (6.11%) Advertising
2 8 (6.11%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.34%) Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Marketing
5 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (31.30%) AWS Engineer
2 27 (20.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (17.56%) AWS DevOps
4 22 (16.79%) Architect
5 21 (16.03%) Developer
6 18 (13.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 18 (13.74%) Data Engineer
7 14 (10.69%) AWS Developer
8 10 (7.63%) Java Developer
9 9 (6.87%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) AWS Architect
11 7 (5.34%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (5.34%) Lead Architect
12 6 (4.58%) Consultant
12 6 (4.58%) Senior DevOps
12 6 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (3.82%) Security Engineer
13 5 (3.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 4 (3.05%) Lead Cloud Architect
14 4 (3.05%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.16%) Spring
1 12 (9.16%) Spring Boot
1 12 (9.16%) Web Services
2 11 (8.40%) Kafka
3 9 (6.87%) JSON
4 8 (6.11%) .NET
5 7 (5.34%) Node.js
5 7 (5.34%) React
5 7 (5.34%) XML
6 6 (4.58%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (3.82%) HTML
7 5 (3.82%) JMS
7 5 (3.82%) JSON Schema
7 5 (3.82%) REST
7 5 (3.82%) XSD
8 4 (3.05%) Lambda Expressions
8 4 (3.05%) YAML
9 3 (2.29%) PySpark
9 3 (2.29%) Redux
9 3 (2.29%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.82%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.82%) User Experience
4 3 (2.29%) Clustering
4 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.29%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.53%) CESG
5 2 (1.53%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.53%) Life Science
5 2 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.76%) Blog
6 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.01%) Linux
2 12 (9.16%) Windows
3 9 (6.87%) Unix
4 4 (3.05%) Ubuntu
4 4 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.53%) CentOS
5 2 (1.53%) VMS
6 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (46.56%) DevOps
2 48 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.79%) Migration
3 22 (16.79%) Scrum
4 19 (14.50%) Machine Learning
4 19 (14.50%) Microservices
5 17 (12.98%) Infrastructure as Code
6 16 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (9.92%) Analytics
7 13 (9.92%) Auto-Scaling
7 13 (9.92%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (9.92%) Fintech
7 13 (9.92%) Software Engineering
8 11 (8.40%) ETL
9 10 (7.63%) Configuration Management
9 10 (7.63%) Data Engineering
9 10 (7.63%) Kimball Methodology
10 9 (6.87%) Data Management
11 8 (6.11%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (6.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 68 (51.91%) Python
2 33 (25.19%) Java
3 21 (16.03%) SQL
4 17 (12.98%) Bash Shell
5 16 (12.21%) R
6 14 (10.69%) JavaScript
7 11 (8.40%) PowerShell
8 9 (6.87%) Shell Script
9 7 (5.34%) Go
9 7 (5.34%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.05%) C#
11 2 (1.53%) C
11 2 (1.53%) Korn
12 1 (0.76%) PHP
12 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (19.08%) SC Cleared
1 25 (19.08%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.58%) CISSP
3 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.05%) Degree
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (1.53%) CCNA
4 2 (1.53%) CCSP
4 2 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (1.53%) IISP
4 2 (1.53%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.76%) CISM
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.76%) CSSLP
5 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.21%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (25.95%) Docker
2 5 (3.82%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.29%) HDFS
4 2 (1.53%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (34.35%) Terraform
2 35 (26.72%) Kubernetes
3 25 (19.08%) Ansible
4 9 (6.87%) Puppet
5 7 (5.34%) Grafana
5 7 (5.34%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (4.58%) Consul
6 6 (4.58%) Packer
6 6 (4.58%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.53%) Nessus
8 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.76%) Salt
8 1 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.34%) F5
3 6 (4.58%) Google
3 6 (4.58%) Oracle
4 4 (3.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.05%) Hortonworks
4 4 (3.05%) Palo Alto
4 4 (3.05%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.29%) Cisco
5 3 (2.29%) IBM
5 3 (2.29%) Teradata
5 3 (2.29%) Vertica
6 2 (1.53%) New Relic
6 2 (1.53%) SAP
6 2 (1.53%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) Informatica
7 1 (0.76%) Planview
7 1 (0.76%) Remedy
7 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.76%) Twitter