Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 496 473 557
Rank change year-on-year -23 +84 +82
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 388 129 208
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 1.35% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 99 149
10th Percentile £415 £400 £481
25th Percentile £466 £453 £540
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £600
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -12.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £651
90th Percentile £800 £675 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £575
% change year-on-year +5.26% -17.39% +10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £56.59 - -
Median hourly rate £60.35 £40.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +50.88% - -
75th Percentile £64.12 - -
90th Percentile - - -
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 16,798 9,528 15,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.14% 22.78% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,991 6,300 9,862
10th Percentile £313 £277 £256
25th Percentile £415 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £619 £563 £556
90th Percentile £700 £650 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 661 501 633
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.04 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.71 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £39.55 £40.50 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.35% +24.62% +22.64%
75th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £49.50
90th Percentile £65.54 £64.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +32.76% +9.43%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -21 328 £588 +6.82% 96
London -56 223 £600 +9.09% 44
Work from Home -93 109 £575 +4.55% 21
UK excluding London -65 91 £500 +5.26% 65
South East -40 41 £563 +12.50% 6
East of England -26 15 £425 -22.73% 10
South West -49 12 £625 +26.20% 2
Midlands -65 7 £463 +2.78% 8
North of England -56 6 £485 +2.11% 25
Wales -24 5 £613 +16.67% 3
Scotland -47 5 £415 +44.10% 7
West Midlands -52 5 £463 +2.78% 2
North East -2 3 £485 -3.00% 2
North West -48 2 - - 20
East Midlands -35 1 £525 +22.81% 6
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 367 (94.59%) AWS
2 184 (47.42%) Terraform
3 175 (45.10%) DevOps
4 129 (33.25%) Serverless
4 129 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (31.96%) Python
6 110 (28.35%) Azure
7 105 (27.06%) Social Skills
7 105 (27.06%) CI/CD
8 104 (26.80%) Infrastructure as Code
9 94 (24.23%) Linux
10 92 (23.71%) AWS Lambda
11 88 (22.68%) Kubernetes
12 73 (18.81%) Docker
13 68 (17.53%) Jenkins
13 68 (17.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 68 (17.53%) Microservices
14 67 (17.27%) Migration
14 67 (17.27%) Amazon S3
15 60 (15.46%) Git (software)
16 58 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (14.18%) Red Hat
18 54 (13.92%) Finance
19 49 (12.63%) Analytics
19 49 (12.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 48 (12.37%) Amazon Redshift
20 48 (12.37%) Security Cleared
21 46 (11.86%) Java
22 42 (10.82%) SC Cleared
22 42 (10.82%) JIRA

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 25 (6.44%) Apache Spark
2 16 (4.12%) Tomcat
3 13 (3.35%) Confluence
4 10 (2.58%) Apache
5 6 (1.55%) Jupyter
6 5 (1.29%) nginx
7 4 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.03%) IIS
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.26%) CMS
9 1 (0.26%) Drupal
9 1 (0.26%) JBoss
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 367 (94.59%) AWS
2 129 (33.25%) Serverless
3 110 (28.35%) Azure
4 92 (23.71%) AWS Lambda
5 68 (17.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 67 (17.27%) Amazon S3
7 37 (9.54%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (9.54%) IaaS
8 36 (9.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 34 (8.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 34 (8.76%) Amazon ECS
10 30 (7.73%) GCP
10 30 (7.73%) GitHub
11 26 (6.70%) Amazon EKS
12 24 (6.19%) AWS Step Functions
13 23 (5.93%) Amazon EMR
14 21 (5.41%) Amazon SQS
14 21 (5.41%) SaaS
15 20 (5.15%) Amazon Kinesis
16 15 (3.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.58%) DNS
2 8 (2.06%) VPN
3 7 (1.80%) Firewall
4 6 (1.55%) MVNO
5 3 (0.77%) 5G
5 3 (0.77%) Network Security
6 2 (0.52%) BGP
6 2 (0.52%) DHCP
6 2 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.52%) HTTP
6 2 (0.52%) LAN
6 2 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.52%) SAN
7 1 (0.26%) DMZ
7 1 (0.26%) Internet
7 1 (0.26%) SMS
7 1 (0.26%) SSL
7 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 48 (12.37%) Amazon Redshift
3 34 (8.76%) Data Lake
4 31 (7.99%) Amazon RDS
5 30 (7.73%) Big Data
6 23 (5.93%) NoSQL
7 19 (4.90%) Amazon Athena
8 16 (4.12%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.84%) SQL Server
10 10 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.58%) Hadoop
11 9 (2.32%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.80%) Power BI
13 6 (1.55%) MySQL
13 6 (1.55%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.55%) Relational Database
14 5 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.29%) Pentaho
15 4 (1.03%) HBase
Development Applications
1 68 (17.53%) Jenkins
2 60 (15.46%) Git (software)
3 42 (10.82%) JIRA
4 18 (4.64%) Bitbucket
4 18 (4.64%) GitLab
4 18 (4.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (2.84%) CircleCI
6 8 (2.06%) git-flow
6 8 (2.06%) Mockito
7 7 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.80%) RStudio
8 6 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.77%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.77%) GoCD
9 3 (0.77%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.52%) Maven
10 2 (0.52%) Sourcetree
10 2 (0.52%) Subversion
11 1 (0.26%) Gradle
11 1 (0.26%) Redmine
General
1 105 (27.06%) Social Skills
2 54 (13.92%) Finance
3 24 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.67%) Public Sector
5 21 (5.41%) Financial Institution
5 21 (5.41%) Legal
6 18 (4.64%) Retail
7 13 (3.35%) Banking
8 11 (2.84%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.80%) Law
10 6 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (1.29%) Front Office
12 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.03%) Marketing
13 2 (0.52%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (0.52%) Electronics
14 1 (0.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 147 (37.89%) AWS Engineer
2 95 (24.48%) Architect
3 70 (18.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 60 (15.46%) Cloud Engineer
5 57 (14.69%) AWS Architect
6 41 (10.57%) Data Engineer
7 35 (9.02%) AWS DevOps
8 33 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (8.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 30 (7.73%) Cloud Architect
11 22 (5.67%) Developer
12 20 (5.15%) Network Engineer
13 17 (4.38%) AWS Solutions Architect
14 15 (3.87%) Consultant
15 14 (3.61%) AWS Consultant
15 14 (3.61%) Data Architect
16 13 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
17 12 (3.09%) Cloud Consultant
18 10 (2.58%) AWS Developer
18 10 (2.58%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.73%) Node.js
2 28 (7.22%) Kafka
3 16 (4.12%) RESTful
4 15 (3.87%) React
5 11 (2.84%) REST
6 10 (2.58%) Spring
6 10 (2.58%) YAML
7 9 (2.32%) OpenAPI
8 7 (1.80%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (1.55%) Express
10 5 (1.29%) .NET
10 5 (1.29%) PySpark
10 5 (1.29%) Swagger
11 4 (1.03%) GraphQL
11 4 (1.03%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (1.03%) Spring Boot
12 3 (0.77%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.77%) CSS
12 3 (0.77%) Serverless Framework
12 3 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.82%) Cloud Native
2 32 (8.25%) Public Cloud
3 21 (5.41%) Hedge funds
4 17 (4.38%) NHS
5 15 (3.87%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (2.06%) iPad
8 8 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.03%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.26%) Kindle
11 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 94 (24.23%) Linux
2 39 (10.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (9.79%) Windows
4 12 (3.09%) Unix
5 8 (2.06%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.80%) SUSE
7 4 (1.03%) CentOS
7 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.52%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.26%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (45.10%) DevOps
2 129 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (27.06%) CI/CD
4 104 (26.80%) Infrastructure as Code
5 68 (17.53%) Microservices
6 67 (17.27%) Migration
7 58 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
8 49 (12.63%) Analytics
9 42 (10.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 40 (10.31%) Scrum
11 37 (9.54%) Machine Learning
12 31 (7.99%) Artificial Intelligence
13 27 (6.96%) Computer Science
13 27 (6.96%) Project Delivery
14 25 (6.44%) Kanban
14 25 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (6.19%) Data Engineering
15 24 (6.19%) Data Protection
16 22 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (5.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (31.96%) Python
2 46 (11.86%) Java
3 40 (10.31%) Bash
4 36 (9.28%) SQL
5 30 (7.73%) PowerShell
6 28 (7.22%) Scala
7 18 (4.64%) JavaScript
8 13 (3.35%) Groovy
9 10 (2.58%) Ruby
9 10 (2.58%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.32%) R
11 8 (2.06%) Java 8
12 7 (1.80%) Go
13 3 (0.77%) Perl
13 3 (0.77%) PHP
14 1 (0.26%) C
14 1 (0.26%) C#
14 1 (0.26%) C++
14 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.82%) SC Cleared
3 37 (9.54%) RHCE
4 33 (8.51%) Degree
5 23 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.09%) CCNP
8 10 (2.58%) CCNA
9 7 (1.80%) CISSP
10 3 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.77%) RHCA
10 3 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.52%) PhD
11 2 (0.52%) VCAP
11 2 (0.52%) VCP6
11 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.26%) CCIE
12 1 (0.26%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.67%) GDPR
2 14 (3.61%) QA
3 6 (1.55%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) DICOM
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) NCSC
5 1 (0.26%) NIST
System Software
1 73 (18.81%) Docker
2 9 (2.32%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.03%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 4 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.77%) vSphere
6 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.52%) HDFS
6 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 184 (47.42%) Terraform
2 88 (22.68%) Kubernetes
3 41 (10.57%) Ansible
4 8 (2.06%) Consul
4 8 (2.06%) Grafana
5 7 (1.80%) Prometheus
5 7 (1.80%) Puppet
6 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.77%) Kibana
8 3 (0.77%) Packer
8 3 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.52%) Avamar
9 2 (0.52%) Nagios
9 2 (0.52%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.52%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.52%) vRealize
10 1 (0.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 55 (14.18%) Red Hat
2 38 (9.79%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.09%) SAP
4 11 (2.84%) Cisco
5 10 (2.58%) Oracle
6 8 (2.06%) New Relic
7 7 (1.80%) SolarWinds
7 7 (1.80%) VMware
8 4 (1.03%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.03%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.77%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.52%) Brocade
10 2 (0.52%) Commvault
10 2 (0.52%) Databricks
10 2 (0.52%) EMC
10 2 (0.52%) Google
10 2 (0.52%) NetApp
10 2 (0.52%) Perforce
10 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com