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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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 539 502 447
Rank change year-on-year -37 -55 +102
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 339 243 147
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.91% 1.86% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 173 112
10th Percentile £463 £403 £450
25th Percentile £513 £475 £501
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -3.51%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £681
90th Percentile £793 £688 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £540 £550
% change year-on-year +6.48% -1.82% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £66.85 -
Median % change year-on-year -47.64% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.85 -

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 17,776 13,063 9,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.98% 19.69% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,032 8,458 6,457
10th Percentile £350 £306 £290
25th Percentile £438 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £630 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £457
% change year-on-year +8.11% +1.27% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 654 388
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.96 £15.50
25th Percentile £20.00 £16.83 £18.48
Median hourly rate £44.50 £32.25 £30.03
Median % change year-on-year +37.98% +7.41% -10.10%
75th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £69.35 £64.38 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £25.83
% change year-on-year +33.93% +8.42% -22.68%

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 3 July 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 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 3 July 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 -61 263 £600 +7.38% 50
Work from Home -31 191 £600 +9.09% 21
London -107 131 £600 +7.38% 15
UK excluding London +15 113 £575 +6.48% 35
South East +5 41 £550 -17.29% 4
South West -9 19 £625 +8.13% 3
Midlands -18 18 £500 - 8
West Midlands -22 18 £500 - 4
North of England -46 18 £400 -23.81% 16
East of England - 8 £513 - 3
Scotland -9 7 £575 +13.30%
Yorkshire -33 7 £400 -27.27% 3
North West -38 6 - - 12
North East - 5 £400 - 1
Wales -5 2 £600 -7.69%

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 304 (89.68%) AWS
2 192 (56.64%) DevOps
3 182 (53.69%) Terraform
4 136 (40.12%) Agile
5 129 (38.05%) Kubernetes
6 123 (36.28%) CI/CD
7 119 (35.10%) Jenkins
7 119 (35.10%) Serverless
8 118 (34.81%) Security Cleared
9 109 (32.15%) Python
10 106 (31.27%) SC Cleared
11 104 (30.68%) Azure
12 102 (30.09%) Infrastructure as Code
13 93 (27.43%) Linux
14 92 (27.14%) AWS Lambda
15 87 (25.66%) Amazon S3
15 87 (25.66%) Git (software)
16 84 (24.78%) Docker
17 81 (23.89%) Ansible
18 72 (21.24%) Migration
19 71 (20.94%) AWS CloudFormation
20 69 (20.35%) Amazon ECS
21 66 (19.47%) Social Skills
22 61 (17.99%) Finance
23 58 (17.11%) Microservices
23 58 (17.11%) Amazon RDS
24 55 (16.22%) AWS CodePipeline
25 53 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
26 47 (13.86%) Windows
26 47 (13.86%) Analytical Skills

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 22 (6.49%) Confluence
2 8 (2.36%) nginx
2 8 (2.36%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.18%) Apache
3 4 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.59%) IIS
5 2 (0.59%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 304 (89.68%) AWS
2 119 (35.10%) Serverless
3 104 (30.68%) Azure
4 92 (27.14%) AWS Lambda
5 87 (25.66%) Amazon S3
6 71 (20.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 69 (20.35%) Amazon ECS
8 55 (16.22%) AWS CodePipeline
9 46 (13.57%) Amazon EKS
10 43 (12.68%) Amazon EC2
11 42 (12.39%) AWS Step Functions
12 40 (11.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 36 (10.62%) GitHub
14 33 (9.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 31 (9.14%) IaaS
16 28 (8.26%) Route 53
17 24 (7.08%) GCP
18 20 (5.90%) AWS KMS
19 19 (5.60%) Datadog
20 17 (5.01%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.37%) VPN
2 20 (5.90%) DNS
2 20 (5.90%) Firewall
3 14 (4.13%) DHCP
4 8 (2.36%) Network Security
5 6 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.18%) SSH
6 4 (1.18%) SSL
7 3 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.88%) SAN
7 3 (0.88%) VoIP
8 2 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.29%) IPv4
9 1 (0.29%) LAN
9 1 (0.29%) MPLS
9 1 (0.29%) SD-WAN
9 1 (0.29%) VLAN
9 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (17.11%) Amazon RDS
2 25 (7.37%) Amazon Redshift
2 25 (7.37%) DynamoDB
3 21 (6.19%) NoSQL
4 15 (4.42%) Big Data
4 15 (4.42%) Data Lake
4 15 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.13%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.36%) Metadata
8 6 (1.77%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.18%) Parquet
10 4 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.88%) Data Vault
11 3 (0.88%) DB2
11 3 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 119 (35.10%) Jenkins
2 87 (25.66%) Git (software)
3 41 (12.09%) GitLab
4 40 (11.80%) JIRA
5 28 (8.26%) Artifactory
6 19 (5.60%) Maven
7 18 (5.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (4.72%) CircleCI
9 15 (4.42%) git-flow
10 14 (4.13%) Subversion
11 8 (2.36%) Mockito
12 7 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.88%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.59%) Cypress.io
14 2 (0.59%) Gradle
14 2 (0.59%) Selenium
14 2 (0.59%) SonarQube
14 2 (0.59%) Terragrunt
15 1 (0.29%) Newman
15 1 (0.29%) Sourcetree
General
1 66 (19.47%) Social Skills
2 61 (17.99%) Finance
3 47 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.78%) Financial Institution
4 23 (6.78%) Legal
5 16 (4.72%) Banking
6 14 (4.13%) Law
7 12 (3.54%) Public Sector
8 8 (2.36%) Front Office
9 4 (1.18%) Retail
10 2 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 141 (41.59%) AWS Engineer
2 111 (32.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 75 (22.12%) Architect
4 72 (21.24%) AWS DevOps
5 64 (18.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 41 (12.09%) AWS Architect
7 40 (11.80%) Cloud Engineer
8 34 (10.03%) Cloud Architect
9 33 (9.73%) Developer
10 21 (6.19%) Data Engineer
11 20 (5.90%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (5.01%) AWS Data Engineer
13 13 (3.83%) AWS Developer
14 11 (3.24%) Azure Architect
14 11 (3.24%) Lead DevOps
14 11 (3.24%) Lead DevOps Engineer
15 10 (2.95%) Lead Architect
15 10 (2.95%) Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services
16 9 (2.65%) Security Engineer
16 9 (2.65%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.39%) Elastic Stack
2 30 (8.85%) JSON
3 27 (7.96%) YAML
4 22 (6.49%) React
5 21 (6.19%) Node.js
6 18 (5.31%) Kafka
7 14 (4.13%) RESTful
8 13 (3.83%) REST
9 11 (3.24%) AngularJS
9 11 (3.24%) Sensu
10 8 (2.36%) Spring
11 7 (2.06%) CSS
11 7 (2.06%) HTML
12 5 (1.47%) HTML5
13 4 (1.18%) ARM Templates
13 4 (1.18%) CSS3
13 4 (1.18%) PySpark
14 3 (0.88%) Spring Boot
14 3 (0.88%) Web Services
15 2 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.39%) Public Cloud
2 27 (7.96%) Cloud Native
3 22 (6.49%) Hedge funds
4 17 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.72%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.24%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (2.06%) NHS
10 6 (1.77%) iPad
11 4 (1.18%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.18%) User Experience
12 3 (0.88%) IVR
12 3 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.88%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.59%) Reference Data
14 1 (0.29%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 93 (27.43%) Linux
2 47 (13.86%) Windows
3 27 (7.96%) Unix
4 18 (5.31%) CentOS
4 18 (5.31%) Ubuntu
5 17 (5.01%) Amazon Linux
5 17 (5.01%) Windows Server
6 14 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.88%) Alpine Linux
9 2 (0.59%) Android
9 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.29%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (56.64%) DevOps
2 136 (40.12%) Agile
3 123 (36.28%) CI/CD
4 102 (30.09%) Infrastructure as Code
5 72 (21.24%) Migration
6 58 (17.11%) Microservices
7 53 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (11.21%) Data Protection
9 36 (10.62%) Computer Science
9 36 (10.62%) Scrum
9 36 (10.62%) SDLC
9 36 (10.62%) Technical Leadership
10 33 (9.73%) Analytics
11 32 (9.44%) Configuration Management
11 32 (9.44%) Software Engineering
12 22 (6.49%) Technology Roadmap
13 21 (6.19%) Change Management
13 21 (6.19%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 21 (6.19%) Task Automation
14 19 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 109 (32.15%) Python
2 44 (12.98%) JavaScript
3 43 (12.68%) SQL
4 34 (10.03%) Bash
5 33 (9.73%) Java
6 27 (7.96%) PowerShell
6 27 (7.96%) Ruby
7 22 (6.49%) VBScript
8 15 (4.42%) Scala
9 14 (4.13%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.36%) Groovy
10 8 (2.36%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.06%) Go
12 5 (1.47%) Perl
13 4 (1.18%) Bicep
13 4 (1.18%) C
13 4 (1.18%) Rust
14 2 (0.59%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.59%) Julia
14 2 (0.59%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 118 (34.81%) Security Cleared
2 106 (31.27%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.55%) Degree
4 17 (5.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.65%) RHCE
6 7 (2.06%) CISSP
7 5 (1.47%) RHCA
8 3 (0.88%) CCA
8 3 (0.88%) HND
8 3 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.29%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.78%) GDPR
2 10 (2.95%) QA
3 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.18%) SLA
4 2 (0.59%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 84 (24.78%) Docker
2 10 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 4 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.88%) vSphere
7 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.29%) HDFS
8 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 182 (53.69%) Terraform
2 129 (38.05%) Kubernetes
3 81 (23.89%) Ansible
4 33 (9.73%) Puppet
5 31 (9.14%) Prometheus
6 29 (8.55%) Grafana
7 24 (7.08%) Kibana
8 16 (4.72%) Nagios
9 9 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (2.06%) Consul
11 4 (1.18%) Rancher
12 3 (0.88%) Packer
13 2 (0.59%) SCCM
13 2 (0.59%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
14 1 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 1 (0.29%) kaniko
14 1 (0.29%) logstash
14 1 (0.29%) Nessus
14 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 30 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.55%) Red Hat
3 16 (4.72%) Oracle
4 9 (2.65%) Google
4 9 (2.65%) VMware
5 7 (2.06%) Splunk
6 4 (1.18%) PagerDuty
7 3 (0.88%) Cisco
7 3 (0.88%) Fujitsu
7 3 (0.88%) HP
7 3 (0.88%) IBM
7 3 (0.88%) StreamSets
7 3 (0.88%) Teradata
8 2 (0.59%) Apple
8 2 (0.59%) EMC
8 2 (0.59%) Meraki
8 2 (0.59%) NetApp
8 2 (0.59%) SAP
8 2 (0.59%) Spotify
8 2 (0.59%) Veeam