Period
to 8 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 332 338 323
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15 +125
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps Engineer 227 676 825
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.79% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 536 697
Median daily rate £550 £550 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.05% +3.77% +0.95%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £651 £675 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 -
% change year-on-year +44.33% - -

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 32,794 85,992 97,331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 94.33% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,379 56,463 63,716
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.80% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,361 2,931 3,104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +8.33% -3.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.39% +3.77% -1.52%

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 8 August 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 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 8 August 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 +14 211 £550 - 73
London +13 129 £550 -4.35% 39
UK excluding London +60 88 £525 - 38
Work from Home -5 29 £525 -2.33% 9
North of England +58 27 £513 -4.65% 13
South West +54 22 £525 -4.55% 6
South East +131 16 £500 -4.76% 7
East of England +81 11 £525 -4.55% 2
North West +40 11 £525 -4.55% 8
North East +32 9 £536 -2.55%
Yorkshire +53 7 £488 -2.50% 5
Scotland +61 6 £525 - 3
Midlands +50 5 £531 +4.17% 6
West Midlands +31 5 £531 +4.17% 6
Wales +38 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 227 (100.00%) DevOps
2 178 (78.41%) AWS
3 174 (76.65%) Terraform
4 128 (56.39%) Kubernetes
5 108 (47.58%) Docker
6 101 (44.49%) Python
7 98 (43.17%) Ansible
8 94 (41.41%) Jenkins
8 94 (41.41%) Linux
9 80 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (28.19%) Amazon S3
11 62 (27.31%) Amazon EC2
12 61 (26.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 61 (26.87%) Serverless
13 55 (24.23%) AWS Lambda
14 53 (23.35%) Infrastructure as Code
15 51 (22.47%) Java
16 46 (20.26%) Amazon ECS
16 46 (20.26%) Amazon RDS
17 42 (18.50%) Finance
18 39 (17.18%) Puppet
19 38 (16.74%) OpenShift
19 38 (16.74%) Web Services
20 36 (15.86%) Deployment Automation
21 35 (15.42%) Infrastructure Automation
21 35 (15.42%) Configuration Management
22 34 (14.98%) Bash Shell
23 32 (14.10%) Security Cleared
24 31 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
24 31 (13.66%) SC Cleared

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 16 (7.05%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.08%) Confluence
2 7 (3.08%) Jupyter
3 4 (1.76%) Apache
3 4 (1.76%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.76%) nginx
4 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Magento
2 1 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 178 (78.41%) AWS
2 64 (28.19%) Amazon S3
3 62 (27.31%) Amazon EC2
4 61 (26.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 61 (26.87%) Serverless
5 55 (24.23%) AWS Lambda
6 46 (20.26%) Amazon ECS
7 38 (16.74%) OpenShift
8 30 (13.22%) Azure
9 26 (11.45%) Amazon SQS
10 21 (9.25%) GCP
11 20 (8.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 19 (8.37%) Route 53
13 18 (7.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (5.73%) GitHub
15 12 (5.29%) Amazon EKS
16 11 (4.85%) CloudFront
17 8 (3.52%) Amazon EMR
18 7 (3.08%) AWS CodePipeline
19 6 (2.64%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.08%) Firewall
2 5 (2.20%) Skype
3 4 (1.76%) DNS
4 3 (1.32%) Internet
4 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.32%) VPN
5 2 (0.88%) DSL
5 2 (0.88%) Network Security
6 1 (0.44%) HTTP
6 1 (0.44%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (20.26%) Amazon RDS
2 27 (11.89%) Amazon Redshift
3 11 (4.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 11 (4.85%) Big Data
4 9 (3.96%) Hadoop
4 9 (3.96%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.08%) MySQL
6 6 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.20%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.76%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (1.76%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.32%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (0.88%) Redis
11 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.44%) HBase
11 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.44%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 94 (41.41%) Jenkins
2 30 (13.22%) Artifactory
3 26 (11.45%) Git (software)
4 25 (11.01%) GitLab
5 16 (7.05%) RStudio
6 14 (6.17%) JIRA
7 13 (5.73%) CircleCI
8 8 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (3.52%) SonarQube
8 8 (3.52%) Travis CI
9 7 (3.08%) Bitbucket
9 7 (3.08%) GoCD
10 6 (2.64%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.20%) Maven
11 5 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.76%) Selenium
12 4 (1.76%) Spinnaker
12 4 (1.76%) Terragrunt
13 3 (1.32%) Cucumber
13 3 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 42 (18.50%) Finance
2 24 (10.57%) Front Office
3 12 (5.29%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.76%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.32%) Banking
5 3 (1.32%) Marketing
5 3 (1.32%) Retail
6 2 (0.88%) Back Office
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.74%) Web Services
2 16 (7.05%) J2EE
2 16 (7.05%) J2SE
3 14 (6.17%) Kafka
4 12 (5.29%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (3.96%) .NET
6 7 (3.08%) Node.js
7 5 (2.20%) Middleware
7 5 (2.20%) RESTful
8 4 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.76%) Spring
9 3 (1.32%) Celery
9 3 (1.32%) LDAP
9 3 (1.32%) Spring Boot
10 2 (0.88%) Flask
10 2 (0.88%) Lambda Expressions
10 2 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.88%) REST
10 2 (0.88%) YAML
11 1 (0.44%) Anaconda
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.57%) Fixed Income
2 23 (10.13%) Derivative
2 23 (10.13%) Equities
3 12 (5.29%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.76%) Cloud Native
5 4 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.32%) Blog
6 3 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.44%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.44%) User Experience
7 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.44%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 94 (41.41%) Linux
2 16 (7.05%) Unix
3 13 (5.73%) Windows
4 10 (4.41%) CentOS
5 9 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.64%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.44%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (100.00%) DevOps
2 80 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (23.35%) Infrastructure as Code
4 36 (15.86%) Deployment Automation
5 35 (15.42%) Configuration Management
5 35 (15.42%) Infrastructure Automation
6 31 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (12.78%) Software Engineering
8 25 (11.01%) Microservices
9 24 (10.57%) Asset Management
10 23 (10.13%) Decision-Making
11 18 (7.93%) Scrum
12 16 (7.05%) Migration
13 15 (6.61%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (6.17%) Open Source
15 13 (5.73%) TDD
15 13 (5.73%) Test Automation
16 11 (4.85%) Data Engineering
17 10 (4.41%) Data Science
18 6 (2.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 101 (44.49%) Python
2 51 (22.47%) Java
3 34 (14.98%) Bash Shell
4 21 (9.25%) R
5 17 (7.49%) Groovy
6 16 (7.05%) Ruby
7 13 (5.73%) Go
8 10 (4.41%) SQL
9 9 (3.96%) C#
10 8 (3.52%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.64%) Perl
12 4 (1.76%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.76%) PHP
12 4 (1.76%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.32%) C++
14 2 (0.88%) C
14 2 (0.88%) Scala
15 1 (0.44%) Java 8
15 1 (0.44%) Rust
Qualifications
1 32 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.66%) SC Cleared
3 28 (12.33%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.76%) Degree
5 2 (0.88%) CCNA
5 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.44%) NIST
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (47.58%) Docker
2 4 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.32%) HDFS
4 2 (0.88%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.88%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 174 (76.65%) Terraform
2 128 (56.39%) Kubernetes
3 98 (43.17%) Ansible
4 39 (17.18%) Puppet
5 26 (11.45%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (6.61%) Packer
7 9 (3.96%) Consul
7 9 (3.96%) Grafana
8 7 (3.08%) Kibana
9 5 (2.20%) logstash
9 5 (2.20%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.88%) Nagios
10 2 (0.88%) Nessus
10 2 (0.88%) Salt
10 2 (0.88%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.44%) Graphite
11 1 (0.44%) Istio
11 1 (0.44%) Mesos
11 1 (0.44%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (4.85%) Google
2 5 (2.20%) Cloudera
2 5 (2.20%) Oracle
3 4 (1.76%) Splunk
4 3 (1.32%) Hortonworks
4 3 (1.32%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.88%) AppDynamics
5 2 (0.88%) Cisco
5 2 (0.88%) New Relic
5 2 (0.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.88%) SAP
5 2 (0.88%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.88%) Tableau
5 2 (0.88%) Zscaler
6 1 (0.44%) Axway
6 1 (0.44%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.44%) IBM
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (0.44%) Veracode
6 1 (0.44%) VMware