Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 489 505 584
Rank change year-on-year +16 +79 +85
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 166 200 281
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 1.50% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 145 182
10th Percentile £425 £468 £450
25th Percentile £466 £525 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £600 £600
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +11.34%
75th Percentile £638 £675 £700
90th Percentile £688 £769 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
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 11,089 13,312 18,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.13% 22.22% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,249 8,586 11,687
10th Percentile £300 £258 £263
25th Percentile £400 £369 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £575 £571 £556
90th Percentile £650 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 535 789
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.75 £12.38
25th Percentile £20.27 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £28.42
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% +5.56% +32.96%
75th Percentile £51.56 £49.35 £46.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.50 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +48.00% -9.09% +24.35%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +38 141 £550 -6.78% 91
London +73 103 £550 -12.52% 43
Work from Home -205 52 £550 -4.35% 12
UK excluding London +15 38 £523 -5.00% 57
South East +66 10 £500 -6.98% 11
South West +13 10 £578 +3.58% 7
North of England +35 6 £500 -9.09% 18
Midlands +29 4 £450 -10.00% 5
North West +14 4 £450 -18.18% 13
Scotland -8 4 £518 -20.38% 7
West Midlands +23 3 £475 -5.00% 5
Wales - 3 £588 - 2
East of England +37 1 £1,075 +115.00% 6
Yorkshire +33 1 £550 -18.52% 5
North East +32 1 £500 -17.70%
East Midlands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 151 (90.96%) AWS
2 64 (38.55%) DevOps
3 63 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (37.35%) Python
5 51 (30.72%) Serverless
6 48 (28.92%) Terraform
7 47 (28.31%) AWS Lambda
7 47 (28.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 43 (25.90%) Amazon S3
9 38 (22.89%) Linux
10 34 (20.48%) Jenkins
11 33 (19.88%) Docker
12 32 (19.28%) Ansible
12 32 (19.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 31 (18.67%) Azure
14 30 (18.07%) Microservices
15 29 (17.47%) Amazon ECS
15 29 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (16.87%) Amazon EC2
16 28 (16.87%) Kubernetes
17 27 (16.27%) Scrum
18 26 (15.66%) Security Cleared
18 26 (15.66%) Amazon RDS
18 26 (15.66%) Infrastructure as Code
19 25 (15.06%) Java
20 24 (14.46%) SQL
21 23 (13.86%) Windows
22 22 (13.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
23 21 (12.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
23 21 (12.65%) JavaScript

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 13 (7.83%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.01%) Apache
2 5 (3.01%) Confluence
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (1.20%) IIS
3 2 (1.20%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.60%) CMS
4 1 (0.60%) JBoss
4 1 (0.60%) nginx
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 151 (90.96%) AWS
2 51 (30.72%) Serverless
3 47 (28.31%) AWS CloudFormation
3 47 (28.31%) AWS Lambda
4 43 (25.90%) Amazon S3
5 31 (18.67%) Azure
6 29 (17.47%) Amazon ECS
7 28 (16.87%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (13.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 21 (12.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 20 (12.05%) SaaS
11 19 (11.45%) Amazon EKS
12 17 (10.24%) Amazon Kinesis
13 16 (9.64%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (9.04%) PaaS
15 13 (7.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 13 (7.83%) GCP
16 12 (7.23%) Route 53
17 11 (6.63%) AWS CloudTrail
17 11 (6.63%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.82%) VPN
2 6 (3.61%) DNS
3 4 (2.41%) IPv4
3 4 (2.41%) Network Security
3 4 (2.41%) OSPF
3 4 (2.41%) VLAN
4 3 (1.81%) Firewall
5 2 (1.20%) HTTP
5 2 (1.20%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.60%) DHCP
6 1 (0.60%) DMZ
6 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.60%) MQTT
6 1 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 26 (15.66%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (11.45%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (9.04%) Amazon Redshift
5 15 (9.04%) Big Data
6 14 (8.43%) Amazon Athena
6 14 (8.43%) MySQL
7 12 (7.23%) Hadoop
8 9 (5.42%) Redis
8 9 (5.42%) Relational Database
9 8 (4.82%) Amazon Aurora
10 7 (4.22%) Apache Hive
10 7 (4.22%) Data Lake
10 7 (4.22%) NoSQL
11 6 (3.61%) RDBMS
11 6 (3.61%) SQL Server
12 5 (3.01%) MongoDB
13 4 (2.41%) Redshift Spectrum
13 4 (2.41%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 34 (20.48%) Jenkins
2 16 (9.64%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.63%) JIRA
4 6 (3.61%) Gradle
5 5 (3.01%) JUnit
6 4 (2.41%) Mockito
7 2 (1.20%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.20%) GitLab
7 2 (1.20%) JMeter
7 2 (1.20%) Selenium
7 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.60%) Maven
8 1 (0.60%) Mocha
8 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (9.04%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Banking
2 7 (4.22%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.41%) Advertising
5 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (28.31%) AWS Engineer
2 32 (19.28%) Architect
3 28 (16.87%) Developer
4 26 (15.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (13.25%) AWS Developer
5 22 (13.25%) AWS DevOps
6 20 (12.05%) Data Engineer
7 17 (10.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 13 (7.83%) AWS Architect
8 13 (7.83%) Java Developer
9 10 (6.02%) Cloud Architect
9 10 (6.02%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (6.02%) Consultant
9 10 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) Security Engineer
11 7 (4.22%) AWS Consultant
11 7 (4.22%) Senior DevOps
11 7 (4.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.01%) AWS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.24%) Node.js
2 15 (9.04%) Spring
3 14 (8.43%) Web Services
4 13 (7.83%) .NET
4 13 (7.83%) Spring Boot
5 12 (7.23%) REST
6 11 (6.63%) Kafka
7 10 (6.02%) HTML
8 9 (5.42%) JSON
8 9 (5.42%) React
9 7 (4.22%) AngularJS
9 7 (4.22%) HTML5
9 7 (4.22%) Lambda Expressions
10 6 (3.61%) Redux
11 5 (3.01%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (3.01%) XML
12 4 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (2.41%) RESTful
13 3 (1.81%) JSON Schema
13 3 (1.81%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (6.63%) Public Cloud
2 8 (4.82%) Clustering
2 8 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.22%) Cloud Native
4 6 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.61%) User Experience
5 5 (3.01%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.41%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.81%) CESG
7 3 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.89%) Linux
2 23 (13.86%) Windows
3 14 (8.43%) Unix
4 9 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.82%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.41%) CentOS
6 4 (2.41%) SUSE
7 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.60%) VMS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (38.55%) DevOps
2 63 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (18.07%) Microservices
4 29 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (16.27%) Scrum
6 26 (15.66%) Infrastructure as Code
7 21 (12.65%) Migration
8 16 (9.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (9.64%) Software Engineering
9 15 (9.04%) Analytics
10 14 (8.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 13 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (7.23%) Collaborative Working
12 12 (7.23%) Machine Learning
13 11 (6.63%) Open Source
13 11 (6.63%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (6.02%) Data Engineering
14 10 (6.02%) Data Management
14 10 (6.02%) DevSecOps
14 10 (6.02%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 62 (37.35%) Python
2 25 (15.06%) Java
3 24 (14.46%) SQL
4 21 (12.65%) JavaScript
5 17 (10.24%) Bash Shell
6 13 (7.83%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.02%) TypeScript
8 9 (5.42%) R
9 6 (3.61%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.01%) C#
11 4 (2.41%) Go
12 2 (1.20%) Korn
12 2 (1.20%) PHP
12 2 (1.20%) Scala
13 1 (0.60%) Java 8
13 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.65%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.42%) Degree
4 8 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.01%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (2.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (2.41%) CCNA
6 4 (2.41%) CCNP
6 4 (2.41%) CCSP
6 4 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (2.41%) GIAC
6 4 (2.41%) RHCE
6 4 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.81%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.81%) CISSP
7 3 (1.81%) IISP
8 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.43%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (19.88%) Docker
2 9 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.82%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.81%) HDFS
6 1 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (28.92%) Terraform
2 32 (19.28%) Ansible
3 28 (16.87%) Kubernetes
4 14 (8.43%) Puppet
5 5 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.41%) Grafana
6 4 (2.41%) Packer
7 3 (1.81%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.20%) Nagios
8 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.60%) Consul
9 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.60%) Graylog
9 1 (0.60%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.60%) Salt
9 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.63%) VMware
3 8 (4.82%) Oracle
3 8 (4.82%) SAP
4 7 (4.22%) Google
5 5 (3.01%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.41%) Centrify
6 4 (2.41%) Citrix
7 3 (1.81%) Informatica
7 3 (1.81%) Teradata
7 3 (1.81%) Vertica
8 2 (1.20%) Cisco
8 2 (1.20%) Remedy
9 1 (0.60%) Avaya
9 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.60%) Genesys
9 1 (0.60%) Planview
9 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.60%) Siemens
9 1 (0.60%) Splunk