Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 545 638 751
Rank change year-on-year +93 +113 +104
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 316 255 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.25% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 1.34% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 196 60
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £438 £425 £371
90th Percentile £725 £669 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £545 £520 £550
% change year-on-year +4.81% -5.45% +29.41%
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 17,156 18,978 18,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.88% 18.93% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,354 11,349 11,402
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £266 £238 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 859 937
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.51% -18.13% -3.23%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -19.35% -11.43%

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 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Top 15 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 24 June 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 +84 286 £600 +9.09% 26
London +89 204 £600 +9.09% 18
UK excluding London +43 110 £545 +4.81% 15
North of England +32 29 £525 +26.89% 5
Midlands +17 20 £500 -9.09%
Wales +17 20 £500 -10.51%
South East +33 17 £538 +4.88% 2
North West +19 15 £533 +21.02% 3
West Midlands +13 14 £538 +4.88%
Yorkshire +26 13 £439 +9.01% 1
South West -28 13 £603 +23.59% 1
East of England +3 7 £600 +9.09%
Scotland +21 4 £550 -2.22% 6
East Midlands +12 4 £490 -10.91%
North East +11 1 £700 +75.00% 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 291 (92.09%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (62.66%) DevOps
3 157 (49.68%) Python
4 155 (49.05%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (43.35%) Linux
6 133 (42.09%) Jenkins
7 130 (41.14%) Terraform
8 129 (40.82%) Serverless
9 126 (39.87%) Amazon S3
10 115 (36.39%) AWS Lambda
11 102 (32.28%) Ansible
12 100 (31.65%) Docker
12 100 (31.65%) Git (software)
13 95 (30.06%) Java
14 94 (29.75%) Web Services
15 82 (25.95%) Opscode Chef
16 81 (25.63%) Kubernetes
17 75 (23.73%) Puppet
18 74 (23.42%) Amazon EC2
19 71 (22.47%) Amazon RDS
19 71 (22.47%) Finance
20 68 (21.52%) AWS CloudFormation
21 66 (20.89%) Amazon ECS
22 60 (18.99%) Migration
23 59 (18.67%) Security Cleared
24 54 (17.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 52 (16.46%) Software Engineering
26 48 (15.19%) JIRA
26 48 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
27 47 (14.87%) 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 30 (9.49%) Confluence
2 27 (8.54%) Apache Spark
3 12 (3.80%) OpenStack
4 8 (2.53%) IIS
5 6 (1.90%) Apache
6 5 (1.58%) nginx
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 291 (92.09%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (40.82%) Serverless
3 126 (39.87%) Amazon S3
4 115 (36.39%) AWS Lambda
5 74 (23.42%) Amazon EC2
6 68 (21.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 66 (20.89%) Amazon ECS
8 48 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 46 (14.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 44 (13.92%) CloudFront
11 40 (12.66%) Amazon SQS
12 36 (11.39%) Route 53
13 26 (8.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 24 (7.59%) PaaS
15 21 (6.65%) Amazon Kinesis
16 20 (6.33%) OpenShift
17 19 (6.01%) GitHub
18 16 (5.06%) AWS Fargate
18 16 (5.06%) Google Cloud Platform
19 14 (4.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.06%) VPN
2 10 (3.16%) Internet
3 8 (2.53%) DNS
4 7 (2.22%) Firewall
5 6 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.90%) VLAN
6 4 (1.27%) HTTP
7 3 (0.95%) DSL
8 2 (0.63%) Network Security
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.32%) Multicast
9 1 (0.32%) NAS
9 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.32%) SAN
9 1 (0.32%) SMTP
9 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (22.47%) Amazon RDS
2 30 (9.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 23 (7.28%) Amazon Redshift
4 18 (5.70%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.06%) Amazon Athena
6 15 (4.75%) Big Data
7 8 (2.53%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.53%) MySQL
8 6 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.90%) SQL Server
9 5 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.95%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.95%) HBase
11 3 (0.95%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.95%) Redis
11 3 (0.95%) Riak
12 1 (0.32%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 133 (42.09%) Jenkins
2 100 (31.65%) Git (software)
3 48 (15.19%) JIRA
4 43 (13.61%) Artifactory
5 39 (12.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (7.91%) GitLab
7 19 (6.01%) RStudio
8 16 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (2.22%) Maven
10 7 (2.22%) Subversion
11 5 (1.58%) Hudson
11 5 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.27%) Gradle
12 4 (1.27%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.95%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.95%) Selenium
14 2 (0.63%) Jasmine
14 2 (0.63%) Mocha
14 2 (0.63%) RSpec
General
1 71 (22.47%) Finance
2 22 (6.96%) Front Office
3 14 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.53%) Games
5 6 (1.90%) Law
5 6 (1.90%) Legal
6 5 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.27%) Retail
8 3 (0.95%) Banking
8 3 (0.95%) Billing
9 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.63%) Marketing
9 2 (0.63%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (31.01%) AWS Engineer
2 89 (28.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (21.84%) Architect
4 63 (19.94%) AWS DevOps
5 62 (19.62%) Developer
6 58 (18.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 51 (16.14%) AWS Developer
8 35 (11.08%) AWS Architect
9 30 (9.49%) Cloud Architect
10 28 (8.86%) Cloud Engineer
11 24 (7.59%) Python Engineer
12 22 (6.96%) Data Engineer
13 21 (6.65%) Lead Developer
14 19 (6.01%) Consultant
14 19 (6.01%) React Developer
15 15 (4.75%) Security Engineer
16 14 (4.43%) Platform Engineer
17 13 (4.11%) Python Developer
18 12 (3.80%) Cybersecurity Consultant
18 12 (3.80%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (29.75%) Web Services
2 28 (8.86%) Kafka
2 28 (8.86%) React
3 26 (8.23%) Node.js
4 20 (6.33%) AngularJS
5 19 (6.01%) J2EE
6 16 (5.06%) OAuth
6 16 (5.06%) Pandas
6 16 (5.06%) PySpark
6 16 (5.06%) pytest
7 13 (4.11%) OAuth2
8 12 (3.80%) Vue.js
9 9 (2.85%) JSON
10 8 (2.53%) OpenID
11 4 (1.27%) RESTful
11 4 (1.27%) SAML
12 3 (0.95%) J2SE
12 3 (0.95%) REST
12 3 (0.95%) SciPy
12 3 (0.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.86%) Cloud Native
3 20 (6.33%) Fixed Income
4 14 (4.43%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (4.43%) PKI
5 12 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.48%) Analytical Mindset
7 8 (2.53%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (1.90%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.58%) Clustering
9 5 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.58%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.95%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 137 (43.35%) Linux
2 54 (17.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 43 (13.61%) Windows
4 34 (10.76%) Unix
5 11 (3.48%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.58%) Android
6 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.58%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.63%) CentOS
8 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (62.66%) DevOps
2 155 (49.05%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (18.99%) Migration
4 52 (16.46%) Software Engineering
5 47 (14.87%) Scrum
6 46 (14.56%) Microservices
7 45 (14.24%) Configuration Management
8 43 (13.61%) SIEM
9 38 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (12.03%) Open Source
10 34 (10.76%) Data Analysis
10 34 (10.76%) Security Operations
11 32 (10.13%) Infrastructure as Code
11 32 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (10.13%) Threat Management
12 31 (9.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 29 (9.18%) Computer Science
14 27 (8.54%) Test Automation
15 25 (7.91%) Security Architecture
16 24 (7.59%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (49.68%) Python
2 95 (30.06%) Java
3 45 (14.24%) Bash Shell
4 27 (8.54%) Ruby
5 21 (6.65%) JavaScript
6 19 (6.01%) SQL
7 14 (4.43%) Perl
8 10 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.22%) Groovy
10 4 (1.27%) Go
10 4 (1.27%) Scala
11 3 (0.95%) C++
11 3 (0.95%) PHP
12 2 (0.63%) C#
12 2 (0.63%) Java 8
12 2 (0.63%) Korn
13 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.32%) R
13 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (18.67%) Security Cleared
2 41 (12.97%) SC Cleared
3 37 (11.71%) RHCE
4 13 (4.11%) CISSP
5 8 (2.53%) Degree
6 6 (1.90%) CISM
6 6 (1.90%) IISP
7 5 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.27%) MCSE
8 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.95%) CISA
9 3 (0.95%) CISMP
9 3 (0.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 3 (0.95%) ISSMP
10 2 (0.63%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.63%) CCNP
10 2 (0.63%) CCSA
10 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.32%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.34%) PCI DSS
2 34 (10.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (10.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 34 (10.76%) NIST
3 6 (1.90%) QA
3 6 (1.90%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) GDPR
4 2 (0.63%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 100 (31.65%) Docker
2 15 (4.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.63%) HDFS
6 1 (0.32%) vCloud
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 130 (41.14%) Terraform
2 102 (32.28%) Ansible
3 82 (25.95%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (25.63%) Kubernetes
5 75 (23.73%) Puppet
6 31 (9.81%) SELinux
7 10 (3.16%) Packer
8 9 (2.85%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (2.53%) Salt
10 6 (1.90%) CASB
11 5 (1.58%) Consul
12 4 (1.27%) Suricata
13 3 (0.95%) Kibana
13 3 (0.95%) Prometheus
14 2 (0.63%) Grafana
14 2 (0.63%) Mesos
14 2 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
15 1 (0.32%) QRadar
15 1 (0.32%) Rancher
15 1 (0.32%) rkt
Vendors
1 45 (14.24%) Red Hat
1 45 (14.24%) Splunk
2 34 (10.76%) Qualys
3 31 (9.81%) Microsoft
4 29 (9.18%) SAP
5 25 (7.91%) IBM
5 25 (7.91%) IBM Sterling
5 25 (7.91%) Informatica
6 18 (5.70%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.85%) Google
8 8 (2.53%) VMware
9 7 (2.22%) Ping Identity
10 6 (1.90%) Oracle
11 5 (1.58%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.63%) Cisco
12 2 (0.63%) Interwoven
12 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.32%) Bloomberg
13 1 (0.32%) NetApp
13 1 (0.32%) Sun