Period
to 18 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 641 753 799
Rank change year-on-year +112 +46 +85
Contract jobs citing AWS Certification 252 142 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.14% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 0.74% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 100 72
UK median daily rate £550 £511 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.58% -7.05% +18.92%
10th Percentile £413 £424 £401
90th Percentile £800 £625 £674
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £419
% change year-on-year - +19.47% -16.30%
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 19,202 19,225 21,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.75% 18.83% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,343 11,771 13,702
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £255 £220 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 907 872
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £51.05 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.36% +1.82% +10.00%

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 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 November 2018. 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 +111 245 £550 +7.32% 47
London +85 163 £575 +9.52% 22
UK excluding London +5 87 £500 - 29
North of England -3 27 £405 -20.98% 16
South West -16 20 £525 +31.25% 2
North West -5 13 £415 -30.83% 7
Midlands -8 13 £550 - 1
East of England +7 10 £525 -4.55% 2
South East -25 10 £475 -5.00% 4
Yorkshire +1 9 £405 -25.86% 7
Scotland -7 7 £500 +8.11% 3
West Midlands -15 6 £575 +27.78% 1
North East -1 5 £250 -47.37% 2
East Midlands +9 2 £513 -5.75%

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 211 (83.73%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (63.10%) DevOps
3 124 (49.21%) Python
4 112 (44.44%) Linux
4 112 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (41.67%) Terraform
6 91 (36.11%) Jenkins
7 83 (32.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 81 (32.14%) Finance
9 73 (28.97%) Java
10 72 (28.57%) Ansible
11 65 (25.79%) Web Services
12 59 (23.41%) Windows
13 53 (21.03%) Docker
13 53 (21.03%) Opscode Chef
14 49 (19.44%) Puppet
15 45 (17.86%) Banking
15 45 (17.86%) Git (software)
16 43 (17.06%) Bash Shell
17 42 (16.67%) Hadoop
17 42 (16.67%) MongoDB
18 41 (16.27%) React
18 41 (16.27%) Security Cleared
19 39 (15.48%) Maven
19 39 (15.48%) Software Engineering
19 39 (15.48%) Configuration Management
19 39 (15.48%) Artifactory
19 39 (15.48%) AngularJS
19 39 (15.48%) Microservices
20 38 (15.08%) Migration

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 11 (4.37%) Confluence
2 5 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.98%) nginx
3 3 (1.19%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.79%) Apache
4 2 (0.79%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.79%) CMS
4 2 (0.79%) IIS
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 211 (83.73%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (32.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 36 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (12.70%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (9.92%) Serverless
6 24 (9.52%) AWS Lambda
7 23 (9.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 22 (8.73%) Amazon S3
8 22 (8.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (5.16%) PaaS
11 11 (4.37%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (3.97%) Datadog
12 10 (3.97%) Office 365
13 9 (3.57%) GitHub
13 9 (3.57%) IaaS
13 9 (3.57%) SaaS
14 8 (3.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (2.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.35%) VPN
2 7 (2.78%) DNS
2 7 (2.78%) Firewall
2 7 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.59%) DHCP
3 4 (1.59%) Internet
3 4 (1.59%) SSH
4 3 (1.19%) LAN
4 3 (1.19%) SAN
4 3 (1.19%) WAN
5 2 (0.79%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.79%) Network Security
5 2 (0.79%) SSL
5 2 (0.79%) VoIP
6 1 (0.40%) BGP
6 1 (0.40%) DMZ
6 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.40%) OSPF
6 1 (0.40%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 42 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 27 (10.71%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (5.95%) SQL Server
4 14 (5.56%) Big Data
5 9 (3.57%) MySQL
6 8 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (0.79%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.79%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.79%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.79%) HBase
9 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.79%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.79%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 91 (36.11%) Jenkins
2 45 (17.86%) Git (software)
3 39 (15.48%) Artifactory
3 39 (15.48%) Maven
4 37 (14.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 35 (13.89%) Hudson
6 26 (10.32%) JIRA
7 8 (3.17%) Bitbucket
7 8 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (2.78%) Subversion
8 7 (2.78%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.38%) Selenium
10 5 (1.98%) JUnit
10 5 (1.98%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.59%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.59%) GitLab
11 4 (1.59%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.59%) Vagrant
12 3 (1.19%) JIRA Agile
General
1 81 (32.14%) Finance
2 45 (17.86%) Banking
3 36 (14.29%) Front Office
4 14 (5.56%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.97%) Advertising
6 4 (1.59%) Retail
7 2 (0.79%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (41.67%) AWS Engineer
2 78 (30.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 70 (27.78%) Architect
4 55 (21.83%) AWS Architect
5 47 (18.65%) AWS DevOps
6 43 (17.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 35 (13.89%) Developer
7 35 (13.89%) Software Engineer
8 33 (13.10%) Cloud Engineer
9 32 (12.70%) AWS Software Engineer
9 32 (12.70%) Lead Software Engineer
10 26 (10.32%) Lead Architect
11 23 (9.13%) Lead Software Architect
12 21 (8.33%) Java Developer
13 19 (7.54%) Java Engineer
14 18 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
14 18 (7.14%) Python Engineer
15 15 (5.95%) AWS Developer
15 15 (5.95%) Cloud Architect
16 14 (5.56%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (25.79%) Web Services
2 41 (16.27%) React
3 39 (15.48%) AngularJS
4 35 (13.89%) NumPy
4 35 (13.89%) SciPy
5 19 (7.54%) JSON
6 18 (7.14%) J2EE
6 18 (7.14%) J2SE
7 14 (5.56%) Node.js
8 9 (3.57%) REST
9 8 (3.17%) Middleware
10 5 (1.98%) .NET
11 4 (1.59%) SailPoint
11 4 (1.59%) XML
12 3 (1.19%) Dropwizard
12 3 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (1.19%) Hibernate
12 3 (1.19%) HTML
12 3 (1.19%) SOAP
12 3 (1.19%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.68%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
5 7 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.38%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.59%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.59%) Replication
8 3 (1.19%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.79%) Fintech
9 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.79%) NHS
9 2 (0.79%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.79%) Wiki
10 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 112 (44.44%) Linux
2 59 (23.41%) Windows
3 31 (12.30%) Unix
4 25 (9.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.78%) CentOS
7 4 (1.59%) Android
7 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.19%) VMS
9 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.40%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (63.10%) DevOps
2 112 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (15.48%) Configuration Management
3 39 (15.48%) Microservices
3 39 (15.48%) Software Engineering
4 38 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (15.08%) Migration
5 37 (14.68%) Asset Management
6 23 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 16 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (5.56%) High Availability
9 14 (5.56%) ITIL
9 14 (5.56%) Security Operations
10 13 (5.16%) BDD
11 12 (4.76%) Mentoring
11 12 (4.76%) OWASP
11 12 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (4.76%) TDD
12 11 (4.37%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 124 (49.21%) Python
2 73 (28.97%) Java
3 43 (17.06%) Bash Shell
4 35 (13.89%) C++
5 30 (11.90%) PowerShell
6 28 (11.11%) Ruby
7 19 (7.54%) Perl
8 16 (6.35%) JavaScript
9 15 (5.95%) SQL
10 9 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.17%) C
12 7 (2.78%) Groovy
13 4 (1.59%) C#
13 4 (1.59%) Java 8
14 3 (1.19%) PHP
15 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.40%) Scala
16 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.32%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.95%) Degree
4 11 (4.37%) CISM
4 11 (4.37%) CISSP
5 10 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.57%) MCSE
7 8 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.78%) MCSA
9 6 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (1.98%) CCNA
10 5 (1.98%) CCSA
11 4 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 2 (0.79%) CISA
13 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.40%) CISMP
14 1 (0.40%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 8 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.19%) GDPR
4 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (21.03%) Docker
2 17 (6.75%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.40%) LXC
7 1 (0.40%) vCloud
7 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 105 (41.67%) Terraform
2 72 (28.57%) Ansible
3 53 (21.03%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (19.44%) Puppet
5 24 (9.52%) Kubernetes
6 11 (4.37%) Suricata
7 10 (3.97%) Kibana
8 9 (3.57%) Packer
9 8 (3.17%) Salt
10 7 (2.78%) logstash
11 5 (1.98%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (1.98%) Sysdig
12 4 (1.59%) Grafana
12 4 (1.59%) Nagios
12 4 (1.59%) SCOM
13 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (1.19%) SCCM
13 3 (1.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 2 (0.79%) Fluentd
14 2 (0.79%) Icinga
Vendors
1 25 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.52%) Splunk
3 20 (7.94%) Red Hat
4 17 (6.75%) Oracle
5 16 (6.35%) VMware
6 12 (4.76%) Google
7 10 (3.97%) Qualys
8 6 (2.38%) IBM
9 5 (1.98%) Dynatrace
9 5 (1.98%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.59%) AlienVault
10 4 (1.59%) CA
10 4 (1.59%) Citrix
10 4 (1.59%) CyberArk
10 4 (1.59%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.19%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.19%) NetApp
12 2 (0.79%) Lotus
12 2 (0.79%) Meraki
12 2 (0.79%) SolarWinds