Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 643 729 835
Rank change year-on-year +86 +106 +60
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 250 130 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.13% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 0.69% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 87 48
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +35.38%
10th Percentile £430 £417 £431
90th Percentile £675 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £500 £438
% change year-on-year +1.00% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 19,089 18,708 22,880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.58% 18.94% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,292 11,332 14,226
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
10th Percentile £245 £238 £241
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 979 910 824
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £28.65 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.49% +4.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.28 £48.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.55
% change year-on-year -19.35% +12.52% +14.51%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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 +69 233 £550 +10.00% 66
London +68 152 £550 - 32
UK excluding London +25 97 £505 +1.00% 35
North of England -9 21 £405 -23.22% 14
Midlands -2 19 £550 +134.04% 8
South West 0 18 £513 -6.82% 3
North West -5 14 £405 -32.50% 6
East of England -1 11 £500 -6.98% 4
West Midlands -14 11 £516 +119.68% 1
Wales - 11 £568 -
South East -20 10 £475 +2.15% 5
Scotland -12 7 £500 +8.11% 1
Yorkshire -12 5 £403 -30.60% 6
East Midlands +12 3 £513 - 7
North East -9 2 £400 -15.79% 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 218 (87.20%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (64.80%) DevOps
3 107 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (42.40%) Python
5 98 (39.20%) Terraform
6 96 (38.40%) Linux
7 81 (32.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 80 (32.00%) Jenkins
9 74 (29.60%) Ansible
10 63 (25.20%) Java
11 61 (24.40%) Docker
12 59 (23.60%) Windows
13 58 (23.20%) Opscode Chef
14 55 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 54 (21.60%) Finance
16 52 (20.80%) Web Services
16 52 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (20.80%) Git (software)
16 52 (20.80%) Puppet
17 50 (20.00%) Configuration Management
18 48 (19.20%) Microservices
19 44 (17.60%) Amazon EC2
20 40 (16.00%) Migration
21 39 (15.60%) Bash Shell
22 37 (14.80%) Security Cleared
23 36 (14.40%) Serverless
24 35 (14.00%) AWS Lambda
24 35 (14.00%) Unix
25 33 (13.20%) Banking
25 33 (13.20%) React

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 (4.80%) Confluence
2 7 (2.80%) nginx
3 5 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.60%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.60%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.20%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.80%) Apache
6 2 (0.80%) CMS
6 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 218 (87.20%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (32.40%) AWS CloudFormation
3 55 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (17.60%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (14.40%) Serverless
6 35 (14.00%) AWS Lambda
7 28 (11.20%) Amazon S3
7 28 (11.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 22 (8.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 22 (8.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (5.60%) Route 53
10 13 (5.20%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (4.80%) GitHub
11 12 (4.80%) PaaS
12 10 (4.00%) Office 365
13 9 (3.60%) CloudFront
14 7 (2.80%) SaaS
15 6 (2.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (2.40%) IaaS
16 4 (1.60%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.00%) VPN
2 9 (3.60%) Firewall
3 7 (2.80%) DNS
4 6 (2.40%) SSH
4 6 (2.40%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.00%) SAN
6 4 (1.60%) Internet
7 2 (0.80%) DHCP
7 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.80%) LAN
7 2 (0.80%) SMS
7 2 (0.80%) SNMP
7 2 (0.80%) SSL
7 2 (0.80%) VoIP
7 2 (0.80%) WAN
8 1 (0.40%) HTTP
8 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.40%) Network Security
8 1 (0.40%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.20%) Amazon RDS
2 25 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 23 (9.20%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.40%) Big Data
5 11 (4.40%) SQL Server
6 10 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.60%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.60%) HBase
9 4 (1.60%) MySQL
10 3 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.80%) DB2
12 1 (0.40%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 80 (32.00%) Jenkins
2 52 (20.80%) Git (software)
3 27 (10.80%) Maven
4 25 (10.00%) Artifactory
5 23 (9.20%) JIRA
6 22 (8.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (8.40%) Hudson
8 9 (3.60%) Subversion
9 7 (2.80%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.40%) Selenium
10 6 (2.40%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.00%) JUnit
11 5 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.00%) Travis CI
11 5 (2.00%) Vagrant
12 4 (1.60%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.60%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.20%) Gradle
General
1 54 (21.60%) Finance
2 33 (13.20%) Banking
3 25 (10.00%) Front Office
4 6 (2.40%) Advertising
4 6 (2.40%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.00%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (42.40%) AWS Engineer
2 97 (38.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 70 (28.00%) AWS DevOps
4 63 (25.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 60 (24.00%) Architect
6 44 (17.60%) AWS Architect
7 32 (12.80%) Cloud Engineer
7 32 (12.80%) Developer
8 22 (8.80%) Software Engineer
9 21 (8.40%) AWS Software Engineer
9 21 (8.40%) Java Developer
9 21 (8.40%) Lead Software Engineer
10 17 (6.80%) Cloud Architect
11 16 (6.40%) AWS Developer
12 15 (6.00%) Lead Architect
12 15 (6.00%) Lead Software Architect
13 13 (5.20%) Consultant
13 13 (5.20%) Security Engineer
14 12 (4.80%) Java Engineer
14 12 (4.80%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.80%) Web Services
2 33 (13.20%) React
3 29 (11.60%) AngularJS
4 21 (8.40%) Node.js
4 21 (8.40%) NumPy
4 21 (8.40%) SciPy
5 15 (6.00%) J2EE
5 15 (6.00%) J2SE
6 11 (4.40%) Middleware
7 10 (4.00%) REST
8 9 (3.60%) JSON
9 6 (2.40%) .NET
9 6 (2.40%) SailPoint
10 5 (2.00%) XML
11 4 (1.60%) SOAP
12 3 (1.20%) boto
12 3 (1.20%) Dropwizard
12 3 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (1.20%) Hibernate
13 2 (0.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.20%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (3.20%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.40%) Fintech
5 6 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.20%) NHS
8 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.80%) Wiki
9 1 (0.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.40%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 96 (38.40%) Linux
2 59 (23.60%) Windows
3 35 (14.00%) Unix
4 30 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.20%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.80%) CentOS
7 3 (1.20%) VMS
8 2 (0.80%) Android
8 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.80%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (64.80%) DevOps
2 107 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 48 (19.20%) Microservices
6 40 (16.00%) Migration
7 31 (12.40%) Continuous Delivery
8 28 (11.20%) Software Engineering
9 26 (10.40%) Asset Management
10 21 (8.40%) Deployment Automation
11 18 (7.20%) Continuous Deployment
11 18 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 17 (6.80%) Test Automation
13 15 (6.00%) High Availability
13 15 (6.00%) SDLC
14 12 (4.80%) Analytics
14 12 (4.80%) BDD
14 12 (4.80%) Mentoring
14 12 (4.80%) TDD
14 12 (4.80%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (42.40%) Python
2 63 (25.20%) Java
3 39 (15.60%) Bash Shell
4 23 (9.20%) C++
5 22 (8.80%) Ruby
6 20 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 16 (6.40%) JavaScript
8 14 (5.60%) SQL
9 12 (4.80%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.60%) Groovy
10 9 (3.60%) Perl
11 8 (3.20%) C
12 4 (1.60%) C#
12 4 (1.60%) Java 8
13 3 (1.20%) Bourne shell
13 3 (1.20%) Korn
13 3 (1.20%) PHP
14 2 (0.80%) Go
Qualifications
1 37 (14.80%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.80%) Degree
4 15 (6.00%) CISSP
5 14 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (5.60%) CISM
6 10 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.60%) CCNA
7 9 (3.60%) CCSA
8 8 (3.20%) MCSE
9 6 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (2.40%) MCSA
9 6 (2.40%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.20%) CCNP
11 3 (1.20%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.40%) GCIH
13 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.40%) GCP
2 4 (1.60%) GDPR
3 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (24.40%) Docker
2 17 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.40%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.40%) LXC
6 1 (0.40%) vCloud
6 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 98 (39.20%) Terraform
2 74 (29.60%) Ansible
3 58 (23.20%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (20.80%) Puppet
5 28 (11.20%) Kubernetes
6 17 (6.80%) Packer
7 13 (5.20%) Salt
8 7 (2.80%) Kibana
9 5 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (2.00%) Nagios
9 5 (2.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (1.60%) logstash
11 3 (1.20%) Grafana
11 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.80%) Fluentd
12 2 (0.80%) Icinga
12 2 (0.80%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.80%) SCOM
13 1 (0.40%) SCCM
13 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.80%) VMware
3 20 (8.00%) Red Hat
4 17 (6.80%) Oracle
5 15 (6.00%) Google
6 14 (5.60%) Splunk
7 8 (3.20%) IBM
7 8 (3.20%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.80%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.80%) CyberArk
9 6 (2.40%) CA
9 6 (2.40%) Dynatrace
9 6 (2.40%) ForgeRock
10 4 (1.60%) AlienVault
10 4 (1.60%) Citrix
11 3 (1.20%) NetApp
12 2 (0.80%) Adobe
12 2 (0.80%) Lotus
12 2 (0.80%) Meraki
12 2 (0.80%) SolarWinds