Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 492 601 668
Rank change year-on-year +109 +67 +78
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 203 287 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 1.52% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 179 169
Median daily rate £600 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £463 £424 £424
90th Percentile £746 £800 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £544 £520
% change year-on-year +1.15% +4.57% +15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 13,808 18,924 19,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.89% 19.44% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,364 11,394 11,810
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £231
90th Percentile £640 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 856 872
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.13 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.18% +26.18% -13.18%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.45
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.50 £50.23
Median hourly rate £33.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +10.00% -9.91%

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 29 March 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 14 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 29 March 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 +95 185 £590 -1.67% 54
UK excluding London +133 131 £550 +1.15% 39
London +49 68 £650 +4.00% 22
South West +83 58 £558 +5.04% 3
North of England +34 30 £550 +4.76% 18
North West +35 25 £550 -0.41% 7
Scotland +29 17 £650 +18.18% 7
South East +94 16 £525 +10.53% 7
Work from Home +20 7 £600 -9.43% 5
East of England +30 6 £625 +4.17% 2
Midlands +50 4 £550 +10.00% 2
West Midlands +47 4 £550 -4.35% 2
Yorkshire +45 3 £675 +56.07% 11
North East +14 2 £608 +56.77%

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 192 (94.58%) AWS
2 126 (62.07%) DevOps
3 77 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (32.51%) Linux
5 63 (31.03%) Python
5 63 (31.03%) Amazon S3
6 58 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 52 (25.62%) Terraform
7 52 (25.62%) Serverless
8 46 (22.66%) Infrastructure as Code
9 44 (21.67%) Amazon EC2
10 43 (21.18%) AWS Lambda
11 41 (20.20%) Jenkins
12 40 (19.70%) Security Cleared
13 36 (17.73%) Windows
14 32 (15.76%) Docker
15 31 (15.27%) Migration
15 31 (15.27%) Scrum
15 31 (15.27%) SC Cleared
16 30 (14.78%) Git (software)
16 30 (14.78%) Web Services
16 30 (14.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 29 (14.29%) Kubernetes
17 29 (14.29%) Ansible
17 29 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
18 27 (13.30%) Route 53
18 27 (13.30%) Java
19 26 (12.81%) CloudFront
19 26 (12.81%) Opscode Chef
20 25 (12.32%) Big Data

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 16 (7.88%) Confluence
2 11 (5.42%) Apache Spark
2 11 (5.42%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.99%) Apache
3 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.99%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.49%) nginx
4 1 (0.49%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 192 (94.58%) AWS
2 63 (31.03%) Amazon S3
3 58 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 52 (25.62%) Serverless
5 44 (21.67%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (21.18%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (14.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (13.30%) Route 53
9 26 (12.81%) CloudFront
10 21 (10.34%) Azure
11 17 (8.37%) Amazon Kinesis
12 16 (7.88%) GitHub
13 15 (7.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (6.90%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (6.90%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (5.42%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (5.42%) GCP
16 10 (4.93%) Amazon EMR
17 9 (4.43%) PaaS
18 8 (3.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.42%) Firewall
2 8 (3.94%) VPN
3 5 (2.46%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.97%) DNS
4 4 (1.97%) MQTT
5 3 (1.48%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.48%) SSL
6 2 (0.99%) DHCP
6 2 (0.99%) Network Security
6 2 (0.99%) Skype
7 1 (0.49%) BGP
7 1 (0.49%) DMZ
7 1 (0.49%) FTP
7 1 (0.49%) HTTP
7 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.49%) LAN
7 1 (0.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
2 25 (12.32%) Big Data
3 12 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (5.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (3.94%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (2.96%) Amazon Athena
6 6 (2.96%) Data Lake
6 6 (2.96%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.46%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.97%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.48%) MySQL
9 3 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.99%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.99%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 41 (20.20%) Jenkins
2 30 (14.78%) Git (software)
3 18 (8.87%) JIRA
4 10 (4.93%) Bitbucket
5 8 (3.94%) GitLab
6 6 (2.96%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.46%) Mockito
7 5 (2.46%) Selenium
8 4 (1.97%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.97%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.48%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (1.48%) CircleCI
9 3 (1.48%) Snyk
10 2 (0.99%) Ant
10 2 (0.99%) ERwin
10 2 (0.99%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.99%) JUnit
10 2 (0.99%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.49%) Gradle
General
1 22 (10.84%) Public Sector
2 21 (10.34%) Finance
3 5 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.48%) Advertising
4 3 (1.48%) Banking
4 3 (1.48%) Legal
4 3 (1.48%) Marketing
4 3 (1.48%) Police
4 3 (1.48%) Retail
5 2 (0.99%) Billing
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (36.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 63 (31.03%) AWS Engineer
3 58 (28.57%) Architect
4 46 (22.66%) AWS DevOps
5 41 (20.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 34 (16.75%) AWS Architect
7 27 (13.30%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (9.36%) Lead DevOps
8 19 (9.36%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (7.88%) Developer
9 16 (7.88%) Platform Engineer
10 12 (5.91%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 11 (5.42%) AWS Developer
12 10 (4.93%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (4.93%) Principal Architect
13 8 (3.94%) Senior DevOps
14 7 (3.45%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 7 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
15 6 (2.96%) Security Architect
15 6 (2.96%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.78%) Web Services
2 14 (6.90%) Node.js
3 12 (5.91%) Kafka
4 9 (4.43%) YAML
5 7 (3.45%) JSON
5 7 (3.45%) Spring
6 6 (2.96%) Spring Boot
7 5 (2.46%) Flask
7 5 (2.46%) HTML
7 5 (2.46%) Middleware
8 4 (1.97%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.48%) boto
9 3 (1.48%) React
9 3 (1.48%) SAML
10 2 (0.99%) CSS
10 2 (0.99%) HTML5
10 2 (0.99%) REST
10 2 (0.99%) Sass
10 2 (0.99%) WebSockets
10 2 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.37%) Public Cloud
2 12 (5.91%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (5.42%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.45%) Cloud Native
4 7 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.96%) User Experience
6 5 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.99%) Clustering
8 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.99%) Replication
9 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.49%) Derivative
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.49%) NHS
9 1 (0.49%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.49%) PKI
9 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 66 (32.51%) Linux
2 36 (17.73%) Windows
3 14 (6.90%) Unix
4 11 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.96%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.97%) CentOS
7 2 (0.99%) Amazon Linux
7 2 (0.99%) Debian
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.49%) Solaris
8 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (62.07%) DevOps
2 77 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (22.66%) Infrastructure as Code
4 31 (15.27%) Migration
4 31 (15.27%) Scrum
5 23 (11.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 23 (11.33%) Mentoring
6 22 (10.84%) Configuration Management
7 17 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (7.88%) SDLC
9 14 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (6.40%) Analytics
10 13 (6.40%) Computer Science
10 13 (6.40%) Security Architecture
11 11 (5.42%) OOP
11 11 (5.42%) Test Automation
12 10 (4.93%) Coaching
12 10 (4.93%) Microservices
12 10 (4.93%) OO
12 10 (4.93%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (31.03%) Python
2 27 (13.30%) Java
3 12 (5.91%) Bash Shell
4 11 (5.42%) Perl
4 11 (5.42%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.42%) SQL
5 8 (3.94%) Ruby
6 6 (2.96%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.46%) C++
8 4 (1.97%) Go
9 3 (1.48%) Groovy
9 3 (1.48%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.99%) R
11 1 (0.49%) C#
11 1 (0.49%) Java 8
11 1 (0.49%) PHP
11 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.27%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.96%) CISSP
6 5 (2.46%) CISM
7 4 (1.97%) Degree
8 3 (1.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (1.48%) CRISC
9 2 (0.99%) APMP
9 2 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.99%) MCSE
9 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.49%) CISA
10 1 (0.49%) CISMP
10 1 (0.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 1 (0.49%) ISSMP
10 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.97%) GDPR
1 4 (1.97%) HIPAA
1 4 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.48%) QA
3 2 (0.99%) SLA
4 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.49%) NIST
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (15.76%) Docker
2 8 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (25.62%) Terraform
2 29 (14.29%) Ansible
2 29 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 26 (12.81%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (10.84%) Puppet
5 5 (2.46%) Packer
6 4 (1.97%) Consul
6 4 (1.97%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.99%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.99%) Kibana
7 2 (0.99%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.99%) SCCM
8 1 (0.49%) Rancher
8 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.49%) Suricata
8 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (8.87%) Google
2 13 (6.40%) IBM
2 13 (6.40%) SAP
3 11 (5.42%) Informatica
4 10 (4.93%) IBM Sterling
4 10 (4.93%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.93%) Red Hat
4 10 (4.93%) Splunk
5 7 (3.45%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.96%) VMware
7 5 (2.46%) Oracle
8 4 (1.97%) Sparx
9 3 (1.48%) F5
10 2 (0.99%) Citrix
10 2 (0.99%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.99%) HP
10 2 (0.99%) Mercator
10 2 (0.99%) Murex
10 2 (0.99%) Ping Identity
11 1 (0.49%) Cisco