Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 523 430 503
Rank change year-on-year -93 +73 +152
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 315 101 337
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 1.32% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 71 236
10th Percentile £413 £398 £456
25th Percentile £475 £440 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £575
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -13.04% +4.55%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £650
90th Percentile £694 £650 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £480 £522
% change year-on-year +14.58% -8.05% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £63.60 - -
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 15,621 7,664 17,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 24.83% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,129 5,151 10,818
10th Percentile £313 £290 £261
25th Percentile £413 £387 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £563
90th Percentile £688 £644 £649
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £461 £441
% change year-on-year +2.98% +4.59% +6.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 301 772
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.04 £14.01
25th Percentile £16.25 £20.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate £33.00 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £54.00 £48.17 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.53 £61.25 £59.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -31.25% +73.91%

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 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 -84 275 £577 +14.48% 119
London -82 185 £600 +9.09% 59
Work from Home -203 69 £577 +9.90% 21
UK excluding London -147 65 £550 +14.58% 79
South East -85 20 £575 +17.35% 17
North of England -66 16 £525 +16.67% 27
South West -44 12 £575 +9.52% 1
North West -53 8 £513 +17.14% 21
Yorkshire - 8 £579 - 6
East of England -48 5 £425 -15.00% 5
Midlands -80 5 £525 +22.81% 8
Scotland -69 4 £434 +50.61% 11
Wales -26 3 £613 - 6
West Midlands -64 3 - - 4
East Midlands -41 1 £525 +29.63% 4

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 298 (94.60%) AWS
2 150 (47.62%) DevOps
3 116 (36.83%) Serverless
4 106 (33.65%) Terraform
5 103 (32.70%) Python
6 91 (28.89%) AWS Lambda
7 87 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
8 76 (24.13%) Java
9 70 (22.22%) Jenkins
10 67 (21.27%) Amazon S3
11 65 (20.63%) Infrastructure as Code
12 61 (19.37%) Azure
13 55 (17.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 55 (17.46%) PowerShell
14 50 (15.87%) AWS CloudFormation
14 50 (15.87%) Linux
15 49 (15.56%) Docker
16 48 (15.24%) Amazon Redshift
17 47 (14.92%) Web Services
18 46 (14.60%) Windows
18 46 (14.60%) Kubernetes
19 45 (14.29%) Microservices
20 44 (13.97%) Git (software)
21 41 (13.02%) Social Skills
22 40 (12.70%) Amazon EC2
22 40 (12.70%) Migration
23 39 (12.38%) Bash Shell
24 38 (12.06%) Finance
25 37 (11.75%) GitHub
25 37 (11.75%) Virtual Private Cloud

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 18 (5.71%) Apache Spark
2 12 (3.81%) Confluence
3 10 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.59%) Mule
5 3 (0.95%) Apache
5 3 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.95%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.63%) nginx
6 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.32%) CMS
7 1 (0.32%) Drupal
7 1 (0.32%) JBoss
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Cloudability
1 1 (0.32%) Magento
1 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 298 (94.60%) AWS
2 116 (36.83%) Serverless
3 91 (28.89%) AWS Lambda
4 67 (21.27%) Amazon S3
5 61 (19.37%) Azure
6 50 (15.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 40 (12.70%) Amazon EC2
8 37 (11.75%) GitHub
8 37 (11.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 24 (7.62%) GCP
10 23 (7.30%) IaaS
11 22 (6.98%) PaaS
12 21 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
12 21 (6.67%) SaaS
13 20 (6.35%) Amazon Kinesis
14 19 (6.03%) Amazon EMR
15 17 (5.40%) Amazon EKS
16 16 (5.08%) Amazon ECS
17 15 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 15 (4.76%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.86%) Firewall
2 8 (2.54%) DNS
3 5 (1.59%) MVNO
3 5 (1.59%) OSPF
3 5 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.59%) VPN
4 4 (1.27%) BGP
4 4 (1.27%) LAN
5 3 (0.95%) Internet
5 3 (0.95%) SSL
5 3 (0.95%) WAN
5 3 (0.95%) Wireless
6 2 (0.63%) 4G
6 2 (0.63%) 5G
6 2 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.63%) IPv4
6 2 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.63%) SAN
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 48 (15.24%) Amazon Redshift
3 24 (7.62%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (7.30%) Amazon Athena
5 19 (6.03%) Big Data
5 19 (6.03%) Data Lake
6 10 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.17%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.17%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.90%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.90%) Power BI
9 5 (1.59%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.59%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.27%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.27%) MySQL
11 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.63%) HBase
12 2 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 70 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 44 (13.97%) Git (software)
3 25 (7.94%) Bitbucket
3 25 (7.94%) JIRA
4 19 (6.03%) Postman
5 10 (3.17%) Sourcetree
6 9 (2.86%) GitLab
7 7 (2.22%) RStudio
8 6 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.95%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.95%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.95%) GoCD
11 3 (0.95%) Mockito
12 1 (0.32%) Gradle
12 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 41 (13.02%) Social Skills
2 38 (12.06%) Finance
3 17 (5.40%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.49%) Banking
5 9 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.54%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.54%) Legal
7 7 (2.22%) Retail
8 5 (1.59%) Marketing
9 3 (0.95%) Law
9 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.95%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.32%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 98 (31.11%) Architect
2 96 (30.48%) AWS Engineer
3 69 (21.90%) AWS Architect
4 53 (16.83%) Cloud Engineer
5 42 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
6 38 (12.06%) Solutions Architect
7 35 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 33 (10.48%) Data Engineer
9 28 (8.89%) Developer
10 26 (8.25%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 19 (6.03%) Consultant
12 16 (5.08%) AWS DevOps
12 16 (5.08%) Cloud Consultant
13 15 (4.76%) AWS Consultant
14 14 (4.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 12 (3.81%) AWS Developer
15 12 (3.81%) Data Architect
15 12 (3.81%) Platform Engineer
16 11 (3.49%) Technical Architect
17 10 (3.17%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (14.92%) Web Services
2 22 (6.98%) Node.js
3 19 (6.03%) XML
4 17 (5.40%) React
5 16 (5.08%) GraphQL
6 15 (4.76%) Kafka
7 13 (4.13%) REST
8 12 (3.81%) CSS
9 11 (3.49%) HTML
10 10 (3.17%) HTML5
10 10 (3.17%) Spring
11 8 (2.54%) RESTful
12 7 (2.22%) .NET
12 7 (2.22%) Spring Boot
13 6 (1.90%) Swagger
14 5 (1.59%) SOAP
15 4 (1.27%) Lambda Expressions
15 4 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
15 4 (1.27%) Serverless Framework
15 4 (1.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.57%) Cloud Native
2 21 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.54%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.22%) NHS
8 6 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.27%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.27%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.63%) iPad
12 2 (0.63%) User Experience
12 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (15.87%) Linux
2 46 (14.60%) Windows
3 12 (3.81%) Unix
4 10 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.22%) SUSE
7 3 (0.95%) CentOS
7 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Android
9 1 (0.32%) VMS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (47.62%) DevOps
2 87 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (20.63%) Infrastructure as Code
4 45 (14.29%) Microservices
5 40 (12.70%) Migration
6 33 (10.48%) Scrum
7 32 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (8.89%) Analytics
8 28 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
9 25 (7.94%) Artificial Intelligence
9 25 (7.94%) Data Engineering
9 25 (7.94%) Release Management
10 23 (7.30%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (7.30%) Machine Learning
10 23 (7.30%) Task Automation
11 18 (5.71%) Data Pipeline
12 16 (5.08%) Computer Science
12 16 (5.08%) Data Science
12 16 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (4.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 103 (32.70%) Python
2 76 (24.13%) Java
3 55 (17.46%) PowerShell
4 39 (12.38%) Bash Shell
5 33 (10.48%) JavaScript
6 27 (8.57%) SQL
7 21 (6.67%) Scala
8 14 (4.44%) Go
9 9 (2.86%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.59%) C#
11 4 (1.27%) C++
11 4 (1.27%) Groovy
12 3 (0.95%) Java 8
12 3 (0.95%) Perl
12 3 (0.95%) PHP
12 3 (0.95%) R
12 3 (0.95%) Ruby
13 2 (0.63%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.32%) C
14 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (9.84%) Degree
2 29 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 23 (7.30%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (4.13%) CCNP
5 13 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.86%) CCNA
7 8 (2.54%) CISSP
8 5 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.27%) CRISC
9 4 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.95%) RHCE
11 2 (0.63%) CCSP
11 2 (0.63%) VCAP
11 2 (0.63%) VCP6
12 1 (0.32%) CCIE
12 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.86%) QA
2 8 (2.54%) GDPR
3 7 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.59%) NIST
5 4 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) DICOM
6 1 (0.32%) NCSC
6 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) SOC 1
6 1 (0.32%) SOC 2
System Software
1 49 (15.56%) Docker
2 11 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.59%) vSphere
5 4 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.32%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 106 (33.65%) Terraform
2 46 (14.60%) Kubernetes
3 28 (8.89%) Ansible
4 10 (3.17%) Puppet
5 9 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (1.27%) Mesos
6 4 (1.27%) Packer
7 2 (0.63%) Avamar
7 2 (0.63%) Grafana
7 2 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.63%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.63%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.63%) vRealize
8 1 (0.32%) Consul
8 1 (0.32%) Graylog
8 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.32%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 20 (6.35%) Splunk
2 17 (5.40%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.44%) VMware
4 13 (4.13%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.49%) Cisco
5 11 (3.49%) SAP
6 7 (2.22%) Google
6 7 (2.22%) Palo Alto
7 6 (1.90%) MuleSoft
7 6 (1.90%) Oracle
8 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.27%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.95%) Infoblox
9 3 (0.95%) Perforce
10 2 (0.63%) Brocade
10 2 (0.63%) CommVault
10 2 (0.63%) EMC
10 2 (0.63%) NetApp
10 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.63%) SaltStack