Period
to 27 October 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 October 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 428 494 634
Rank change year-on-year +66 +140 +127
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 104 329 262
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 1.94% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 224 157
Median daily rate £500 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +6.98% +4.88%
10th Percentile £398 £456 £413
90th Percentile £600 £689 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £522 £500
% change year-on-year -8.05% +4.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
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 7,937 16,955 19,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.52% 20.11% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,799 10,420 11,266
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £417
% change year-on-year +0.06% +7.98% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 844 944
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -6.49%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.34 £12.83
90th Percentile £64.50 £58.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year -2.78% +43.31% -16.27%

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 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS Certification.

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 October 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 +77 96 £525 -8.70% 66
London +59 56 £550 -5.38% 20
UK excluding London +182 44 £480 -8.05% 56
Work from Home -84 28 £525 -12.50% 8
South East +180 16 £500 +5.26% 12
South West +77 9 £525 +3.04% 12
Midlands +82 8 £405 -26.36% 8
East Midlands +48 5 £405 - 1
North of England +92 3 £450 -14.69% 13
East of England +91 3 £500 -18.37% 3
Scotland +73 3 £288 -47.64% 7
West Midlands +55 3 £450 -18.18% 7
North West +60 2 £438 -17.45% 8
Wales +34 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland +10 1 £400 - 2
North East - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 90 (86.54%) AWS
2 62 (59.62%) DevOps
3 48 (46.15%) Terraform
4 44 (42.31%) Python
5 35 (33.65%) Linux
6 31 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (28.85%) Jenkins
7 30 (28.85%) Kubernetes
8 29 (27.88%) Amazon S3
9 28 (26.92%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (25.00%) Docker
10 26 (25.00%) Java
11 25 (24.04%) Migration
11 25 (24.04%) Amazon RDS
12 24 (23.08%) Route 53
12 24 (23.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 23 (22.12%) Serverless
14 20 (19.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (19.23%) Security Cleared
15 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
15 18 (17.31%) AWS Lambda
16 16 (15.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (15.38%) Infrastructure as Code
16 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (15.38%) Azure
16 16 (15.38%) Microservices
16 16 (15.38%) IaaS
16 16 (15.38%) Scrum
17 15 (14.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 14 (13.46%) Ansible

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 9 (8.65%) Confluence
2 5 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.85%) Jupyter
3 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.88%) Apache
4 3 (2.88%) nginx
5 2 (1.92%) Apache Airflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 90 (86.54%) AWS
2 29 (27.88%) Amazon S3
3 28 (26.92%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (23.08%) Route 53
4 24 (23.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 23 (22.12%) Serverless
6 20 (19.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (17.31%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (15.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 16 (15.38%) Azure
8 16 (15.38%) IaaS
9 14 (13.46%) Amazon EKS
10 13 (12.50%) AWS CloudTrail
11 12 (11.54%) PaaS
12 11 (10.58%) AWS CodePipeline
13 10 (9.62%) Amazon ECS
13 10 (9.62%) GCP
14 9 (8.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 9 (8.65%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (8.65%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) DNS
1 5 (4.81%) VPN
2 4 (3.85%) Network Security
3 3 (2.88%) SSL
4 2 (1.92%) HTTP
4 2 (1.92%) Softswitch
4 2 (1.92%) VoIP
5 1 (0.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.04%) Amazon RDS
2 15 (14.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 10 (9.62%) Amazon Redshift
3 10 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (8.65%) Amazon Athena
4 9 (8.65%) Big Data
5 8 (7.69%) Amazon Aurora
5 8 (7.69%) MySQL
6 7 (6.73%) Data Lake
6 7 (6.73%) Redis
7 6 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.81%) Hadoop
8 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
9 4 (3.85%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.88%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.96%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (28.85%) Jenkins
2 14 (13.46%) Git (software)
3 12 (11.54%) JIRA
4 6 (5.77%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.88%) JUnit
5 3 (2.88%) Spinnaker
6 2 (1.92%) GitLab
6 2 (1.92%) Gradle
6 2 (1.92%) Maven
6 2 (1.92%) Mockito
6 2 (1.92%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.96%) Ant
7 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (5.77%) Advertising
1 6 (5.77%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Banking
2 4 (3.85%) Public Sector
2 4 (3.85%) Retail
3 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.92%) Electronics
4 2 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Police
5 1 (0.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (37.50%) AWS Engineer
2 33 (31.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (22.12%) AWS DevOps
4 20 (19.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 19 (18.27%) Architect
6 13 (12.50%) Developer
7 10 (9.62%) AWS Developer
7 10 (9.62%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (8.65%) Data Engineer
9 8 (7.69%) AWS Architect
9 8 (7.69%) Lead Architect
10 6 (5.77%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.81%) Consultant
11 5 (4.81%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.81%) Security Engineer
12 4 (3.85%) AWS Consultant
12 4 (3.85%) Lead Cloud Architect
13 3 (2.88%) AWS Solutions Architect
13 3 (2.88%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) Web Services
2 7 (6.73%) .NET
2 7 (6.73%) JSON
2 7 (6.73%) RESTful
3 5 (4.81%) Spring
3 5 (4.81%) Spring Boot
4 4 (3.85%) Node.js
4 4 (3.85%) REST
4 4 (3.85%) XML
5 3 (2.88%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.88%) Kafka
5 3 (2.88%) Middleware
6 2 (1.92%) HTML
6 2 (1.92%) JAX-RS
6 2 (1.92%) JMS
6 2 (1.92%) JSON Schema
6 2 (1.92%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (1.92%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.92%) Swagger
6 2 (1.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.73%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.85%) Cloud Native
3 4 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.92%) Life Science
4 2 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.96%) Blog
5 1 (0.96%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.65%) Linux
2 9 (8.65%) Unix
3 8 (7.69%) Windows
4 6 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.88%) Debian
5 3 (2.88%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.88%) VMS
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (59.62%) DevOps
2 31 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (24.04%) Migration
4 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (15.38%) Infrastructure as Code
4 16 (15.38%) Microservices
4 16 (15.38%) Scrum
5 13 (12.50%) Auto-Scaling
5 13 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (9.62%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.65%) Fintech
8 8 (7.69%) ETL
8 8 (7.69%) Kanban
8 8 (7.69%) Machine Learning
9 7 (6.73%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.73%) Data Engineering
9 7 (6.73%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.77%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Automation
10 6 (5.77%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.31%) Python
2 26 (25.00%) Java
3 11 (10.58%) Bash Shell
3 11 (10.58%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.62%) SQL
5 7 (6.73%) Go
5 7 (6.73%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.77%) R
6 6 (5.77%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.85%) C#
7 4 (3.85%) Ruby
7 4 (3.85%) Scala
8 3 (2.88%) Java 8
9 2 (1.92%) C
10 1 (0.96%) Korn
10 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.77%) CISSP
4 4 (3.85%) Degree
5 3 (2.88%) CCNA
5 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.96%) CISM
6 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.96%) GDPR
3 1 (0.96%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) NIST
System Software
1 26 (25.00%) Docker
2 4 (3.85%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 48 (46.15%) Terraform
2 30 (28.85%) Kubernetes
3 14 (13.46%) Ansible
4 7 (6.73%) Packer
5 6 (5.77%) Prometheus
5 6 (5.77%) Puppet
6 5 (4.81%) Consul
7 4 (3.85%) Grafana
7 4 (3.85%) Kibana
8 3 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.92%) Nessus
10 1 (0.96%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (6.73%) F5
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.85%) Palo Alto
2 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.88%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.88%) Hortonworks
3 3 (2.88%) IBM
4 2 (1.92%) Cisco
4 2 (1.92%) New Relic
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (0.96%) Arqiva
5 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.96%) Databricks
5 1 (0.96%) Google
5 1 (0.96%) SAP
5 1 (0.96%) Twitter