Period
to 19 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps Engineer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 376 309 366
Rank change year-on-year -67 +57 +129
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps Engineer 533 893 680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.86% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.91% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 714 603
UK median daily rate £563 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £454 £433 £408
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £480
% change year-on-year +4.76% +9.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 78,846 97,897 96,324
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.07% 94.79% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,625 64,616 63,479
UK median daily rate £462 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £270 £260
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,945 3,044 2,877
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.94
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

AWS DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS DevOps Engineer in the UK

AWS DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS DevOps Engineer in the UK

AWS DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS DevOps Engineer in the UK

AWS DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS DevOps Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS DevOps Engineer in the UK

AWS DevOps Engineer
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 DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -69 507 £563 +2.27% 74
London -69 297 £575 +4.55% 36
UK excluding London -14 233 £550 +4.76% 41
North of England +20 63 £508 -0.98% 14
South West +12 50 £550 +15.79% 3
South East +10 45 £550 - 7
North West +14 40 £538 +2.38% 6
Midlands +5 33 £518 +6.15% 5
West Midlands +14 26 £510 -2.86% 4
Scotland +21 20 £538 +2.38% 3
East of England +20 20 £613 +10.61% 9
Yorkshire +19 15 £500 -0.20% 8
North East +11 8 £500 +17.65%
East Midlands +2 7 £538 +14.67% 1
Wales +28 3 £600 +26.32%

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 533 (100.00%) DevOps
2 402 (75.42%) AWS
3 343 (64.35%) Terraform
4 265 (49.72%) Ansible
5 246 (46.15%) Docker
5 246 (46.15%) Linux
6 241 (45.22%) Kubernetes
7 232 (43.53%) Python
8 229 (42.96%) Jenkins
9 175 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
10 142 (26.64%) Puppet
11 136 (25.52%) Java
12 126 (23.64%) Git (software)
13 123 (23.08%) Configuration Management
14 110 (20.64%) Infrastructure as Code
15 104 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
16 98 (18.39%) Serverless
17 95 (17.82%) Security Cleared
18 94 (17.64%) Amazon EC2
19 92 (17.26%) Amazon S3
20 89 (16.70%) AWS CloudFormation
21 88 (16.51%) Azure
22 87 (16.32%) AWS Lambda
23 84 (15.76%) Bash Shell
24 80 (15.01%) SC Cleared
25 75 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
26 73 (13.70%) Migration
27 61 (11.44%) Windows
28 57 (10.69%) AWS Certification
28 57 (10.69%) Amazon RDS

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 33 (6.19%) Confluence
2 21 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (3.38%) Apache Spark
4 15 (2.81%) nginx
5 10 (1.88%) Apache
6 5 (0.94%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.38%) IIS
8 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.19%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Drupal
9 1 (0.19%) Jetty
9 1 (0.19%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.19%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.19%) Magento
1 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 402 (75.42%) AWS
2 98 (18.39%) Serverless
3 94 (17.64%) Amazon EC2
4 92 (17.26%) Amazon S3
5 89 (16.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 88 (16.51%) Azure
7 87 (16.32%) AWS Lambda
8 55 (10.32%) GCP
9 47 (8.82%) Route 53
10 39 (7.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 36 (6.75%) Amazon ECS
11 36 (6.75%) CloudFront
12 33 (6.19%) GitHub
13 31 (5.82%) Amazon ELB
14 27 (5.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 27 (5.07%) Amazon EKS
15 21 (3.94%) OpenShift
16 19 (3.56%) AWS CodePipeline
17 18 (3.38%) Amazon SQS
18 17 (3.19%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.25%) VPN
3 10 (1.88%) HTTP
3 10 (1.88%) SSL
4 7 (1.31%) Firewall
5 6 (1.13%) DNS
6 4 (0.75%) Internet
7 3 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.56%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.19%) DHCP
8 1 (0.19%) FTP
8 1 (0.19%) IPsec
8 1 (0.19%) Network Security
8 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.19%) VLAN
8 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.69%) Amazon RDS
2 23 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (3.56%) Hadoop
4 17 (3.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 17 (3.19%) Big Data
5 10 (1.88%) MySQL
5 10 (1.88%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.94%) Data Lake
6 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.94%) SQL Server
7 4 (0.75%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (0.75%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.75%) Redis
7 4 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.38%) DB2
9 2 (0.38%) HBase
9 2 (0.38%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 229 (42.96%) Jenkins
2 126 (23.64%) Git (software)
3 52 (9.76%) JIRA
4 30 (5.63%) Bitbucket
5 28 (5.25%) GitLab
6 26 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (3.94%) Artifactory
8 19 (3.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (3.00%) CircleCI
10 12 (2.25%) Travis CI
11 10 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (1.69%) Bitbucket Server
12 9 (1.69%) SonarQube
12 9 (1.69%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.31%) Gradle
13 7 (1.31%) Maven
14 6 (1.13%) JUnit
15 3 (0.56%) JMeter
15 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
16 2 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 49 (9.19%) Finance
2 24 (4.50%) Public Sector
3 22 (4.13%) Banking
4 11 (2.06%) Retail
5 5 (0.94%) Games
6 3 (0.56%) Law
6 3 (0.56%) Marketing
6 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.38%) Automotive
7 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.19%) Billing
8 1 (0.19%) German Language
8 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.82%) Node.js
2 35 (6.57%) Kafka
3 34 (6.38%) Web Services
4 28 (5.25%) .NET
5 17 (3.19%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (2.25%) J2EE
7 8 (1.50%) REST
8 6 (1.13%) Laravel
8 6 (1.13%) Vue.js
9 4 (0.75%) .NET Core
9 4 (0.75%) JSON
9 4 (0.75%) Lambda Expressions
9 4 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.56%) CSS
10 3 (0.56%) HTML
10 3 (0.56%) LDAP
10 3 (0.56%) RESTful
10 3 (0.56%) Serverless Framework
11 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.38%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (4.69%) Public Cloud
3 19 (3.56%) Cloud Native
4 14 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (1.88%) PKI
6 9 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.13%) Clustering
7 6 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.56%) User Experience
11 2 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.19%) Derivative
12 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.19%) Tandem
12 1 (0.19%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 246 (46.15%) Linux
2 61 (11.44%) Windows
3 40 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (6.19%) Unix
5 12 (2.25%) CentOS
5 12 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.69%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.31%) CoreOS
8 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.38%) AIX
9 2 (0.38%) Debian
9 2 (0.38%) VMS
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (100.00%) DevOps
2 175 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 110 (20.64%) Infrastructure as Code
5 75 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
6 73 (13.70%) Migration
7 57 (10.69%) Microservices
8 38 (7.13%) Scrum
9 33 (6.19%) Open Source
10 31 (5.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 31 (5.82%) Fintech
11 24 (4.50%) Computer Science
11 24 (4.50%) Deployment Automation
11 24 (4.50%) E-Commerce
12 21 (3.94%) Infrastructure Automation
13 19 (3.56%) Software Engineering
13 19 (3.56%) Test Automation
14 17 (3.19%) Analytics
15 16 (3.00%) Kanban
15 16 (3.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 232 (43.53%) Python
2 136 (25.52%) Java
3 84 (15.76%) Bash Shell
4 45 (8.44%) Ruby
5 36 (6.75%) SQL
6 35 (6.57%) Go
7 32 (6.00%) PowerShell
8 31 (5.82%) PHP
8 31 (5.82%) Shell Script
9 25 (4.69%) JavaScript
10 19 (3.56%) Perl
11 15 (2.81%) Groovy
12 12 (2.25%) C#
13 7 (1.31%) Scala
14 5 (0.94%) Java 8
15 4 (0.75%) Rust
16 3 (0.56%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.38%) C++
17 2 (0.38%) Kotlin
18 1 (0.19%) C
Qualifications
1 95 (17.82%) Security Cleared
2 80 (15.01%) SC Cleared
3 57 (10.69%) AWS Certification
4 21 (3.94%) Degree
5 5 (0.94%) RHCE
6 4 (0.75%) MCSA
6 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.38%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.31%) QA
2 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.38%) NCSC
2 2 (0.38%) NIST
System Software
1 246 (46.15%) Docker
2 7 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) PowerDNS
5 1 (0.19%) vCloud
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 343 (64.35%) Terraform
2 265 (49.72%) Ansible
3 241 (45.22%) Kubernetes
4 142 (26.64%) Puppet
5 104 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (7.69%) Packer
7 12 (2.25%) Consul
7 12 (2.25%) Prometheus
8 10 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (1.50%) Grafana
9 8 (1.50%) Salt
9 8 (1.50%) ZABBIX
10 7 (1.31%) Nagios
11 4 (0.75%) Rancher
11 4 (0.75%) Suricata
12 3 (0.56%) FreeIPA
13 2 (0.38%) Graphite
13 2 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.38%) Kibana
13 2 (0.38%) Opsview
Vendors
1 33 (6.19%) Splunk
2 28 (5.25%) Red Hat
3 20 (3.75%) Atlassian
4 17 (3.19%) Oracle
5 15 (2.81%) Google
6 14 (2.63%) IBM
7 13 (2.44%) IBM Sterling
7 13 (2.44%) Informatica
7 13 (2.44%) SAP
8 9 (1.69%) VMware
9 8 (1.50%) AppDynamics
9 8 (1.50%) Veracode
10 7 (1.31%) Tableau
11 6 (1.13%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.13%) New Relic
11 6 (1.13%) Ping Identity
11 6 (1.13%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.75%) Confluent
12 4 (0.75%) Qualys
12 4 (0.75%) ServiceNow