Period
to 19 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 360 326 418
Rank change year-on-year -34 +92 +97
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps Engineer 613 815 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.79% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.83% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 662 501
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £450 £438 £406
90th Percentile £675 £663 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 - -

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 83,692 97,688 93,750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.20% 94.77% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,987 64,142 61,213
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,904 3,170 2,823
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -4.00%

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 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 September 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 -33 593 £550 - 82
London -39 352 £575 +4.55% 51
UK excluding London +16 260 £550 +7.32% 33
North of England +16 70 £505 +11.04% 10
South East +8 56 £540 +2.86% 8
South West +9 51 £550 +15.79% 7
North West +31 46 £538 +4.88% 8
Midlands +14 45 £525 - 3
West Midlands +24 35 £525 -0.94% 3
East of England +14 19 £611 +11.14% 3
Scotland +40 17 £525 +2.44% 2
Yorkshire +10 17 £500 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +17 10 £550 +10.00%
North East +7 7 £505 +31.17%
Wales +24 2 £600 +26.32%

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 613 (100.00%) DevOps
2 468 (76.35%) AWS
3 375 (61.17%) Terraform
4 307 (50.08%) Linux
5 296 (48.29%) Ansible
6 292 (47.63%) Jenkins
7 284 (46.33%) Docker
8 265 (43.23%) Python
9 259 (42.25%) Kubernetes
10 213 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
11 166 (27.08%) Configuration Management
12 162 (26.43%) Java
13 158 (25.77%) Git (software)
14 156 (25.45%) Puppet
15 123 (20.07%) Amazon S3
16 118 (19.25%) Opscode Chef
17 117 (19.09%) Serverless
18 112 (18.27%) Infrastructure as Code
19 107 (17.46%) AWS Lambda
20 97 (15.82%) Amazon EC2
20 97 (15.82%) Bash Shell
21 93 (15.17%) Azure
22 92 (15.01%) AWS CloudFormation
23 89 (14.52%) Windows
24 88 (14.36%) Security Cleared
25 87 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
26 85 (13.87%) Migration
27 72 (11.75%) SC Cleared
28 70 (11.42%) AWS Certification
29 67 (10.93%) JIRA

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 41 (6.69%) Confluence
2 31 (5.06%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.94%) nginx
4 17 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (2.45%) Apache
6 7 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.82%) IIS
8 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.33%) Drupal
9 2 (0.33%) Jetty
9 2 (0.33%) Mongrel
9 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.33%) WordPress
10 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.16%) SAS
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) assyst
1 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.16%) Magento
1 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 468 (76.35%) AWS
2 123 (20.07%) Amazon S3
3 117 (19.09%) Serverless
4 107 (17.46%) AWS Lambda
5 97 (15.82%) Amazon EC2
6 93 (15.17%) Azure
7 92 (15.01%) AWS CloudFormation
8 65 (10.60%) GCP
9 59 (9.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 58 (9.46%) Route 53
11 49 (7.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 48 (7.83%) Amazon ECS
13 47 (7.67%) CloudFront
14 42 (6.85%) Amazon ELB
15 35 (5.71%) GitHub
16 29 (4.73%) Amazon Kinesis
17 28 (4.57%) Amazon EKS
18 19 (3.10%) OpenShift
19 15 (2.45%) Amazon SQS
19 15 (2.45%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.77%) HTTP
2 15 (2.45%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.79%) DNS
3 11 (1.79%) SSL
4 9 (1.47%) Firewall
4 9 (1.47%) VPN
5 6 (0.98%) OpenVPN
6 5 (0.82%) Internet
7 3 (0.49%) DHCP
7 3 (0.49%) FTP
7 3 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.49%) IPsec
8 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.16%) VLAN
8 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.77%) Amazon RDS
2 27 (4.40%) Big Data
3 25 (4.08%) Hadoop
4 22 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 12 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.31%) SQL Server
9 7 (1.14%) MySQL
9 7 (1.14%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.82%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.65%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (0.65%) DB2
12 4 (0.65%) Redis
13 3 (0.49%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.49%) Bigtable
14 2 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.33%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 292 (47.63%) Jenkins
2 158 (25.77%) Git (software)
3 67 (10.93%) JIRA
4 34 (5.55%) GitLab
5 30 (4.89%) Sonatype Nexus
6 29 (4.73%) Bitbucket
7 28 (4.57%) Artifactory
8 23 (3.75%) TeamCity
9 22 (3.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (2.12%) SonarQube
11 10 (1.63%) CircleCI
11 10 (1.63%) Maven
12 8 (1.31%) JUnit
12 8 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.14%) Gradle
13 7 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (1.14%) Travis CI
14 6 (0.98%) Bitbucket Server
15 4 (0.65%) Subversion
15 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (10.60%) Finance
2 24 (3.92%) Public Sector
3 18 (2.94%) Banking
3 18 (2.94%) Retail
4 7 (1.14%) Games
5 5 (0.82%) Law
5 5 (0.82%) Publishing
6 3 (0.49%) Marketing
7 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.33%) German Language
7 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.16%) Electronics
8 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.48%) Kafka
2 50 (8.16%) Web Services
3 43 (7.01%) Node.js
4 33 (5.38%) Elastic Stack
5 31 (5.06%) .NET
6 10 (1.63%) J2EE
7 8 (1.31%) REST
8 7 (1.14%) JSON
9 6 (0.98%) .NET Core
9 6 (0.98%) OAuth
9 6 (0.98%) OAuth2
9 6 (0.98%) RESTful
9 6 (0.98%) Vue.js
10 5 (0.82%) Laravel
11 4 (0.65%) Lambda Expressions
12 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.49%) HTML
12 3 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.49%) React
12 3 (0.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.71%) Public Cloud
2 28 (4.57%) Cloud Native
3 16 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (1.96%) PKI
6 9 (1.47%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.31%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.14%) Clustering
9 6 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.49%) User Experience
11 2 (0.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.33%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.33%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Online Gambling
11 2 (0.33%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.16%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 307 (50.08%) Linux
2 89 (14.52%) Windows
3 46 (7.50%) Unix
4 44 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.61%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.96%) CentOS
7 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.65%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.33%) AIX
10 2 (0.33%) Android
10 2 (0.33%) VMS
11 1 (0.16%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) Fedora
11 1 (0.16%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (100.00%) DevOps
2 213 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (27.08%) Configuration Management
4 112 (18.27%) Infrastructure as Code
5 87 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
6 85 (13.87%) Migration
7 60 (9.79%) Scrum
8 55 (8.97%) Microservices
9 47 (7.67%) Open Source
10 39 (6.36%) Deployment Automation
11 38 (6.20%) Fintech
12 37 (6.04%) Test Automation
13 36 (5.87%) Continuous Delivery
14 35 (5.71%) Computer Science
15 33 (5.38%) E-Commerce
16 27 (4.40%) Infrastructure Automation
17 26 (4.24%) OO
18 25 (4.08%) OOP
19 23 (3.75%) Analytics
19 23 (3.75%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 265 (43.23%) Python
2 162 (26.43%) Java
3 97 (15.82%) Bash Shell
4 49 (7.99%) PowerShell
4 49 (7.99%) Ruby
5 39 (6.36%) SQL
6 37 (6.04%) Go
7 33 (5.38%) PHP
8 29 (4.73%) Shell Script
9 24 (3.92%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.75%) Perl
11 20 (3.26%) Groovy
12 11 (1.79%) C#
13 10 (1.63%) Scala
14 5 (0.82%) Java 8
15 4 (0.65%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.65%) Rust
16 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 72 (11.75%) SC Cleared
3 70 (11.42%) AWS Certification
4 19 (3.10%) Degree
5 5 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.82%) RHCE
6 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.33%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.33%) MCSA
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.33%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.98%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.33%) GDPR
2 2 (0.33%) NCSC
2 2 (0.33%) NIST
System Software
1 284 (46.33%) Docker
2 5 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.33%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.33%) HDFS
3 2 (0.33%) vCloud
3 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.33%) Xen
4 1 (0.16%) KVM
4 1 (0.16%) PowerDNS
4 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 375 (61.17%) Terraform
2 296 (48.29%) Ansible
3 259 (42.25%) Kubernetes
4 156 (25.45%) Puppet
5 118 (19.25%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (7.99%) Packer
7 15 (2.45%) Consul
7 15 (2.45%) Grafana
7 15 (2.45%) Salt
8 13 (2.12%) Prometheus
9 12 (1.96%) ZABBIX
10 11 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (1.79%) Nagios
11 7 (1.14%) logstash
12 6 (0.98%) FreeIPA
12 6 (0.98%) Kibana
12 6 (0.98%) Suricata
13 4 (0.65%) Opsview
14 3 (0.49%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.49%) Rancher
Vendors
1 43 (7.01%) Splunk
2 31 (5.06%) Atlassian
2 31 (5.06%) Red Hat
3 28 (4.57%) Google
4 26 (4.24%) IBM
5 24 (3.92%) SAP
6 23 (3.75%) IBM Sterling
6 23 (3.75%) Informatica
7 20 (3.26%) Oracle
8 9 (1.47%) VMware
9 8 (1.31%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.31%) Microsoft
9 8 (1.31%) Veracode
10 7 (1.14%) AppDynamics
10 7 (1.14%) Black Duck
10 7 (1.14%) New Relic
10 7 (1.14%) SaltStack
11 6 (0.98%) Ping Identity
11 6 (0.98%) Qualys
11 6 (0.98%) Tableau