Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 496 641 750
Rank change year-on-year +145 +109 +85
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 333 258 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 1.35% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 148 91
UK median daily rate £570 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £438 £421 £425
90th Percentile £690 £686 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +14.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 16,970 19,168 18,642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.01% 18.56% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,418 11,333 11,376
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £260 £244 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +7.83% +3.75% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 843 957 902
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £14.33 £12.55 £12.01
90th Percentile £59.97 £51.00 £49.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.00% -16.67% +9.09%

AWS Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AWS Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS Certification.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS Certification in the UK

AWS Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS Certification over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 October 2019. 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 +115 306 £575 +4.55% 89
London +91 204 £581 +5.68% 37
UK excluding London +110 116 £520 +4.00% 59
South West +16 42 £500 -4.76% 7
North of England +41 30 £524 +29.26% 19
North West +18 25 £525 +29.63% 10
Midlands +53 16 £550 - 5
West Midlands +33 14 £550 +2.80% 2
Wales - 9 £450 - 3
South East +46 7 £450 -5.26% 12
East of England +23 6 £613 +22.50% 9
Yorkshire +30 5 £440 -7.85% 9
Scotland +29 5 £550 +10.00% 3
East Midlands +24 2 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 306 (91.89%) AWS
2 218 (65.47%) DevOps
3 176 (52.85%) Agile Software Development
4 175 (52.55%) Python
5 147 (44.14%) Linux
6 145 (43.54%) Amazon S3
7 144 (43.24%) Serverless
8 133 (39.94%) Terraform
9 115 (34.53%) AWS Lambda
10 113 (33.93%) Java
11 108 (32.43%) Docker
12 99 (29.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 99 (29.73%) Jenkins
13 93 (27.93%) Security Cleared
14 90 (27.03%) Amazon EC2
14 90 (27.03%) Kubernetes
15 87 (26.13%) Amazon RDS
16 73 (21.92%) Git (software)
17 70 (21.02%) Web Services
18 69 (20.72%) Ansible
19 63 (18.92%) SC Cleared
20 61 (18.32%) Opscode Chef
21 57 (17.12%) Finance
22 55 (16.52%) Bash Shell
22 55 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
23 54 (16.22%) JIRA
24 53 (15.92%) Scrum
25 51 (15.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 51 (15.32%) Amazon ECS
26 50 (15.02%) Puppet

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 46 (13.81%) Confluence
2 28 (8.41%) Apache Spark
3 15 (4.50%) nginx
4 14 (4.20%) OpenStack
5 13 (3.90%) IIS
6 11 (3.30%) Apache
7 6 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.60%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.30%) Moodle
9 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.30%) Mule
9 1 (0.30%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.30%) Totara
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 306 (91.89%) AWS
2 145 (43.54%) Amazon S3
3 144 (43.24%) Serverless
4 115 (34.53%) AWS Lambda
5 99 (29.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 90 (27.03%) Amazon EC2
7 51 (15.32%) Amazon ECS
8 49 (14.71%) CloudFront
9 44 (13.21%) Route 53
10 43 (12.91%) Amazon SQS
11 41 (12.31%) Azure
12 39 (11.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 31 (9.31%) GitHub
14 30 (9.01%) Amazon Kinesis
15 28 (8.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 28 (8.41%) Amazon ELB
16 22 (6.61%) OpenShift
16 22 (6.61%) PaaS
17 19 (5.71%) SaaS
18 14 (4.20%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.11%) VPN
2 13 (3.90%) VLAN
3 10 (3.00%) Firewall
4 4 (1.20%) Skype
5 3 (0.90%) Internet
5 3 (0.90%) Multicast
6 2 (0.60%) DNS
6 2 (0.60%) Network Security
6 2 (0.60%) WAN
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.30%) DHCP
7 1 (0.30%) HTTP
7 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.30%) LAN
7 1 (0.30%) NAS
7 1 (0.30%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (26.13%) Amazon RDS
2 25 (7.51%) Amazon Redshift
3 23 (6.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.00%) Amazon Athena
5 10 (3.00%) Big Data
6 5 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.20%) MySQL
8 3 (0.90%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.30%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 99 (29.73%) Jenkins
2 73 (21.92%) Git (software)
3 54 (16.22%) JIRA
4 43 (12.91%) Artifactory
5 29 (8.71%) GitLab
6 19 (5.71%) RStudio
7 13 (3.90%) Bitbucket
8 11 (3.30%) CircleCI
8 11 (3.30%) Travis CI
9 9 (2.70%) Selenium
9 9 (2.70%) SonarQube
10 6 (1.80%) Gradle
11 5 (1.50%) Maven
11 5 (1.50%) Spinnaker
11 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.60%) IntelliJ
14 2 (0.60%) Jasmine
14 2 (0.60%) Mocha
General
1 57 (17.12%) Finance
2 19 (5.71%) Front Office
2 19 (5.71%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.20%) Law
4 13 (3.90%) Legal
5 10 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.40%) Banking
7 5 (1.50%) Police
8 4 (1.20%) Billing
8 4 (1.20%) Games
8 4 (1.20%) Retail
9 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.60%) Electronics
10 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.60%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 129 (38.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 103 (30.93%) AWS Engineer
3 79 (23.72%) AWS DevOps
4 71 (21.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 67 (20.12%) Developer
6 48 (14.41%) Architect
7 42 (12.61%) AWS Developer
8 41 (12.31%) Cloud Engineer
9 26 (7.81%) Cloud Architect
10 25 (7.51%) AWS Architect
11 22 (6.61%) Lead Developer
12 20 (6.01%) Senior Developer
13 19 (5.71%) React Developer
14 17 (5.11%) Platform Engineer
15 16 (4.80%) Consultant
16 15 (4.50%) Data Engineer
16 15 (4.50%) Java Developer
16 15 (4.50%) Security Architect
17 13 (3.90%) Technical Leader
18 12 (3.60%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (21.02%) Web Services
2 37 (11.11%) JSON
3 36 (10.81%) Node.js
4 35 (10.51%) Kafka
5 27 (8.11%) React
6 14 (4.20%) Vue.js
7 13 (3.90%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.00%) J2EE
8 10 (3.00%) Pandas
8 10 (3.00%) PySpark
8 10 (3.00%) pytest
9 8 (2.40%) Spring
10 7 (2.10%) CSS
11 6 (1.80%) OAuth
11 6 (1.80%) RESTful
12 5 (1.50%) Spring Boot
13 4 (1.20%) Laravel
13 4 (1.20%) OAuth2
13 4 (1.20%) Sass
13 4 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.21%) Enterprise Cloud
2 24 (7.21%) PKI
3 22 (6.61%) Cloud Native
4 19 (5.71%) Fixed Income
5 16 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (4.50%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (3.60%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.70%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.80%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.50%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.60%) NHS
14 1 (0.30%) BYOD
14 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 147 (44.14%) Linux
2 51 (15.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 47 (14.11%) Unix
4 46 (13.81%) Windows
5 6 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.20%) CentOS
6 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.90%) Debian
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) Android
9 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (65.47%) DevOps
2 176 (52.85%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (15.92%) Scrum
5 48 (14.41%) Configuration Management
6 47 (14.11%) Microservices
6 47 (14.11%) Migration
7 39 (11.71%) Software Engineering
8 38 (11.41%) Computer Science
9 34 (10.21%) Open Source
10 32 (9.61%) Infrastructure as Code
11 30 (9.01%) Continuous Delivery
12 29 (8.71%) OOP
13 28 (8.41%) Decision-Making
13 28 (8.41%) OO
14 27 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (8.11%) SIEM
15 22 (6.61%) Security Operations
16 19 (5.71%) Asset Management
16 19 (5.71%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 175 (52.55%) Python
2 113 (33.93%) Java
3 55 (16.52%) Bash Shell
4 47 (14.11%) Ruby
5 34 (10.21%) Perl
6 16 (4.80%) JavaScript
7 13 (3.90%) SQL
8 11 (3.30%) Go
9 6 (1.80%) Groovy
9 6 (1.80%) PHP
10 5 (1.50%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.20%) ES6
12 3 (0.90%) Java 8
13 2 (0.60%) Scala
13 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.30%) C
14 1 (0.30%) C#
14 1 (0.30%) Korn
14 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (27.93%) Security Cleared
2 63 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.11%) CISSP
4 18 (5.41%) RHCE
5 13 (3.90%) IISP
6 11 (3.30%) CISA
6 11 (3.30%) CISM
6 11 (3.30%) CISMP
6 11 (3.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 11 (3.30%) ISSMP
7 8 (2.40%) Degree
8 5 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.60%) CCNP
11 2 (0.60%) GIAC
11 2 (0.60%) ISSAP
11 2 (0.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.41%) PCI DSS
2 15 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 15 (4.50%) NIST
3 5 (1.50%) SLA
4 2 (0.60%) QA
5 1 (0.30%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (32.43%) Docker
2 19 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.30%) PowerDNS
4 1 (0.30%) vCloud
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.30%) vSphere
4 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 133 (39.94%) Terraform
2 90 (27.03%) Kubernetes
3 69 (20.72%) Ansible
4 61 (18.32%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (15.02%) Puppet
6 21 (6.31%) Packer
7 20 (6.01%) Suricata
8 14 (4.20%) Consul
9 13 (3.90%) CASB
10 8 (2.40%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (2.10%) Rancher
12 6 (1.80%) Prometheus
13 5 (1.50%) Kibana
14 4 (1.20%) Grafana
15 2 (0.60%) SCCM
15 2 (0.60%) SELinux
16 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
16 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (14.41%) Splunk
2 37 (11.11%) IBM
2 37 (11.11%) SAP
3 34 (10.21%) IBM Sterling
3 34 (10.21%) Informatica
4 26 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 23 (6.91%) Qualys
6 19 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 16 (4.80%) Atlassian
8 11 (3.30%) Google
9 10 (3.00%) Ping Identity
10 9 (2.70%) Sparx
11 7 (2.10%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.50%) VMware
13 4 (1.20%) Rackspace
14 3 (0.90%) Greenplum
15 2 (0.60%) AppDynamics
15 2 (0.60%) Citrix
15 2 (0.60%) Cloudera
15 2 (0.60%) Talend