Period
to 1 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

DevOps Engineer - AWS
UK
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 345 296 298
Rank change year-on-year -49 +2 +159
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps Engineer 394 850 858
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.88% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.93% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 644 736
Median daily rate £550 £555 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +3.26% +4.88%
10th Percentile £456 £463 £419
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £528 £500
% change year-on-year -0.47% +5.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 58,275 91,247 96,388
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.81% 94.68% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,038 60,426 63,496
Median daily rate £460 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £228 £273 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,488 2,816 2,922
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +0.80% +0.28%
10th Percentile £11.84 £11.01 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

AWS DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured AWS DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWS DevOps Engineer in the UK

AWS DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS DevOps Engineer.

Daily rate trend for AWS DevOps Engineer in the UK

AWS DevOps Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS DevOps Engineer in the UK

AWS DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS DevOps Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for AWS DevOps Engineer in the UK

AWS DevOps Engineer
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 1 April 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 -56 373 £550 -0.90% 99
London -37 206 £575 - 46
UK excluding London -10 181 £525 -0.47% 54
North of England -3 63 £525 -4.55% 22
South West +22 51 £550 - 4
North West +23 42 £525 -6.67% 12
South East +67 24 £550 +3.77% 9
Work from Home +8 17 £525 - 9
East of England +40 15 £525 +6.33% 10
Scotland +30 15 £575 +9.52% 1
Yorkshire +17 13 £500 +5.26% 6
Midlands -4 13 £438 -14.22% 8
North East +2 8 £900 +71.43% 4
West Midlands -3 8 £469 -14.77% 7
East Midlands +20 5 £438 -5.41% 1
Wales +22 1 - -

AWS DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, AWS DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring AWS DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 394 (100.00%) DevOps
2 312 (79.19%) AWS
3 274 (69.54%) Terraform
4 214 (54.31%) Kubernetes
5 199 (50.51%) Python
6 192 (48.73%) Docker
7 189 (47.97%) Ansible
8 148 (37.56%) Jenkins
9 126 (31.98%) Linux
9 126 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
10 105 (26.65%) Infrastructure as Code
11 102 (25.89%) Java
12 99 (25.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 88 (22.34%) Serverless
14 86 (21.83%) Amazon EC2
15 84 (21.32%) Puppet
16 83 (21.07%) Amazon S3
17 76 (19.29%) AWS Lambda
18 71 (18.02%) Finance
19 65 (16.50%) Security Cleared
20 64 (16.24%) Configuration Management
21 63 (15.99%) Opscode Chef
22 58 (14.72%) SC Cleared
23 54 (13.71%) Git (software)
24 50 (12.69%) OpenShift
24 50 (12.69%) Amazon ECS
25 47 (11.93%) Microservices
26 45 (11.42%) Bash Shell
27 44 (11.17%) Amazon RDS
28 43 (10.91%) Azure

AWS DevOps Engineer Skill Set
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 25 (6.35%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (4.31%) Apache Spark
3 15 (3.81%) Confluence
4 6 (1.52%) Apache
5 3 (0.76%) nginx
5 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Drupal
7 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Eikon
1 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 312 (79.19%) AWS
2 99 (25.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 88 (22.34%) Serverless
4 86 (21.83%) Amazon EC2
5 83 (21.07%) Amazon S3
6 76 (19.29%) AWS Lambda
7 50 (12.69%) Amazon ECS
7 50 (12.69%) OpenShift
8 43 (10.91%) Azure
9 35 (8.88%) GCP
10 29 (7.36%) GitHub
11 28 (7.11%) CloudFront
11 28 (7.11%) Route 53
12 27 (6.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 22 (5.58%) Amazon SQS
14 20 (5.08%) Amazon EKS
15 18 (4.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (4.31%) AWS CodePipeline
17 14 (3.55%) PaaS
18 13 (3.30%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.28%) VPN
2 8 (2.03%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.27%) Firewall
4 3 (0.76%) DNS
4 3 (0.76%) Internet
5 2 (0.51%) HTTP
5 2 (0.51%) Skype
6 1 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.25%) Network Security
6 1 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.17%) Amazon RDS
2 18 (4.57%) Amazon Redshift
3 15 (3.81%) Big Data
4 12 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (2.54%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.03%) MySQL
7 7 (1.78%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.27%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.27%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.02%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.76%) Amazon Athena
11 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
12 2 (0.51%) HBase
12 2 (0.51%) Presto
12 2 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 148 (37.56%) Jenkins
2 54 (13.71%) Git (software)
3 39 (9.90%) GitLab
4 30 (7.61%) Artifactory
5 22 (5.58%) CircleCI
5 22 (5.58%) JIRA
6 17 (4.31%) Travis CI
7 16 (4.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (4.06%) RStudio
8 13 (3.30%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.03%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.03%) Mockito
9 8 (2.03%) SonarQube
10 7 (1.78%) GoCD
11 6 (1.52%) Maven
12 5 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.02%) Bitbucket Server
13 4 (1.02%) Spinnaker
13 4 (1.02%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (18.02%) Finance
2 19 (4.82%) Front Office
3 17 (4.31%) Banking
4 16 (4.06%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.28%) Retail
6 8 (2.03%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.76%) Games
7 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.51%) Automotive
8 2 (0.51%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.12%) Web Services
2 30 (7.61%) Kafka
3 23 (5.84%) Node.js
4 21 (5.33%) Elastic Stack
5 16 (4.06%) J2EE
5 16 (4.06%) J2SE
6 10 (2.54%) Spring
7 9 (2.28%) Laravel
7 9 (2.28%) Vue.js
8 7 (1.78%) Spring Boot
9 5 (1.27%) .NET
9 5 (1.27%) Flask
9 5 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (1.27%) REST
10 3 (0.76%) LDAP
10 3 (0.76%) Middleware
11 2 (0.51%) LAMP
11 2 (0.51%) RESTful
11 2 (0.51%) Symfony
11 2 (0.51%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.58%) Public Cloud
2 17 (4.31%) Derivative
3 16 (4.06%) Equities
3 16 (4.06%) Fixed Income
4 13 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.28%) Cloud Native
5 9 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.03%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.76%) Replication
9 3 (0.76%) User Experience
10 2 (0.51%) Blog
10 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) FMCG
11 1 (0.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 126 (31.98%) Linux
2 31 (7.87%) Windows
3 12 (3.05%) Unix
4 9 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.52%) CentOS
5 6 (1.52%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.02%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.51%) Android
8 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Debian
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (100.00%) DevOps
2 126 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (26.65%) Infrastructure as Code
4 64 (16.24%) Configuration Management
5 47 (11.93%) Microservices
6 37 (9.39%) Open Source
7 36 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (9.14%) Migration
8 33 (8.38%) Infrastructure Automation
9 31 (7.87%) Deployment Automation
10 26 (6.60%) Software Engineering
11 24 (6.09%) Asset Management
11 24 (6.09%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (4.57%) Scrum
13 16 (4.06%) Decision-Making
14 14 (3.55%) TDD
14 14 (3.55%) Test Automation
15 12 (3.05%) Fintech
15 12 (3.05%) OO
16 11 (2.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 199 (50.51%) Python
2 102 (25.89%) Java
3 45 (11.42%) Bash Shell
4 39 (9.90%) Ruby
5 35 (8.88%) Go
6 24 (6.09%) PowerShell
7 22 (5.58%) PHP
7 22 (5.58%) R
8 18 (4.57%) Groovy
8 18 (4.57%) SQL
9 14 (3.55%) C#
9 14 (3.55%) Perl
10 12 (3.05%) JavaScript
11 10 (2.54%) C++
12 7 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.76%) C
13 3 (0.76%) Java 8
13 3 (0.76%) Scala
13 3 (0.76%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.25%) Rust
Qualifications
1 65 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 58 (14.72%) SC Cleared
3 39 (9.90%) AWS Certification
4 11 (2.79%) Degree
5 6 (1.52%) MCSA
5 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PMP
7 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.27%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) NCSC
System Software
1 192 (48.73%) Docker
2 5 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.02%) HDFS
4 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.51%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 274 (69.54%) Terraform
2 214 (54.31%) Kubernetes
3 189 (47.97%) Ansible
4 84 (21.32%) Puppet
5 63 (15.99%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.03%) Prometheus
7 7 (1.78%) Packer
8 5 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (1.27%) Istio
8 5 (1.27%) Kibana
9 4 (1.02%) Grafana
9 4 (1.02%) Salt
10 3 (0.76%) logstash
11 2 (0.51%) Consul
11 2 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.51%) Rancher
12 1 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.25%) Kubeflow
12 1 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.25%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 19 (4.82%) Google
2 11 (2.79%) Red Hat
2 11 (2.79%) SAP
3 10 (2.54%) IBM
3 10 (2.54%) IBM Sterling
3 10 (2.54%) Informatica
4 7 (1.78%) Oracle
4 7 (1.78%) Splunk
5 6 (1.52%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.27%) VMware
7 4 (1.02%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.02%) New Relic
7 4 (1.02%) Tableau
8 3 (0.76%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.51%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.51%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.51%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.25%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.25%) MuleSoft