Period
to 26 January 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Amazon Web Services DevOps
UK
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 309 253 282
Rank change year-on-year -56 +29 +121
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps 550 1,038 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 1.05% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.11% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 811 797
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +2.38%
10th Percentile £452 £450 £411
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 66,634 93,477 95,507
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.84% 94.68% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,348 61,873 63,439
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £270 £260
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,659 2,881 2,832
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +1.08% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

AWS DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS DevOps in the UK

AWS DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS DevOps in the UK

AWS DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS DevOps over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS DevOps in the UK

AWS DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS DevOps in the UK

AWS DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS DevOps over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AWS DevOps in the UK

AWS DevOps
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 26 January 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 -55 525 £575 +4.55% 140
London -26 320 £580 +0.87% 81
UK excluding London -40 230 £550 +4.76% 66
North of England -10 64 £525 - 24
South East +42 47 £550 +4.27% 4
North West +12 43 £525 -4.55% 9
South West -6 41 £550 +4.76% 6
Midlands -2 35 £505 +6.32% 8
East of England +30 23 £613 +9.38% 17
Scotland +17 19 £575 +9.52% 6
West Midlands +18 18 £525 +10.53% 7
East Midlands +7 17 £478 -2.05% 1
Yorkshire +14 16 £500 -4.76% 14
North East -6 5 £700 +33.33% 1
Wales +33 2 - - 1

AWS DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, AWS DevOps 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 in the job title.

1 550 (100.00%) DevOps
2 438 (79.64%) AWS
3 352 (64.00%) Terraform
4 271 (49.27%) Kubernetes
5 264 (48.00%) Docker
6 236 (42.91%) Ansible
7 216 (39.27%) Python
8 197 (35.82%) Jenkins
9 182 (33.09%) Linux
10 167 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
11 134 (24.36%) Java
12 123 (22.36%) Puppet
13 116 (21.09%) Security Cleared
14 113 (20.55%) Amazon EC2
15 111 (20.18%) AWS CloudFormation
16 108 (19.64%) Infrastructure as Code
17 104 (18.91%) Serverless
18 100 (18.18%) Configuration Management
19 96 (17.45%) Amazon S3
19 96 (17.45%) SC Cleared
20 92 (16.73%) Git (software)
21 86 (15.64%) AWS Lambda
22 75 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
23 74 (13.45%) Migration
24 71 (12.91%) Finance
25 68 (12.36%) Azure
26 67 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
27 65 (11.82%) Microservices
28 64 (11.64%) Amazon RDS
29 58 (10.55%) Bash Shell

AWS DevOps 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 31 (5.64%) Confluence
2 20 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (3.27%) Apache
4 14 (2.55%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.45%) nginx
6 3 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 438 (79.64%) AWS
2 113 (20.55%) Amazon EC2
3 111 (20.18%) AWS CloudFormation
4 104 (18.91%) Serverless
5 96 (17.45%) Amazon S3
6 86 (15.64%) AWS Lambda
7 68 (12.36%) Azure
8 50 (9.09%) GCP
9 49 (8.91%) Amazon ECS
10 46 (8.36%) Route 53
11 41 (7.45%) GitHub
12 38 (6.91%) OpenShift
13 36 (6.55%) CloudFront
14 33 (6.00%) Amazon ELB
15 32 (5.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 24 (4.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 24 (4.36%) Amazon EKS
16 24 (4.36%) Amazon SQS
16 24 (4.36%) AWS CodePipeline
17 15 (2.73%) AWS CodeDeploy
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.18%) VPN
2 8 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.27%) Firewall
4 5 (0.91%) Internet
5 4 (0.73%) HTTP
6 3 (0.55%) DNS
6 3 (0.55%) SSL
7 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.18%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.64%) Amazon RDS
2 17 (3.09%) MySQL
3 15 (2.73%) Big Data
3 15 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 11 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
5 11 (2.00%) Data Lake
6 10 (1.82%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.82%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.09%) SQL Server
9 5 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (0.91%) Redis
10 4 (0.73%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.36%) HBase
12 2 (0.36%) Presto
13 1 (0.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 197 (35.82%) Jenkins
2 92 (16.73%) Git (software)
3 43 (7.82%) JIRA
4 40 (7.27%) GitLab
5 27 (4.91%) Artifactory
5 27 (4.91%) Bitbucket
6 23 (4.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (3.64%) CircleCI
8 12 (2.18%) JUnit
8 12 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (2.18%) Travis CI
9 11 (2.00%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.00%) Mockito
10 10 (1.82%) RStudio
11 9 (1.64%) Bitbucket Server
11 9 (1.64%) Gradle
11 9 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.27%) Maven
12 7 (1.27%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 71 (12.91%) Finance
2 30 (5.45%) Banking
3 20 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 19 (3.45%) Retail
5 11 (2.00%) Front Office
6 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.73%) Marketing
8 3 (0.55%) Games
8 3 (0.55%) Law
8 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Automotive
9 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.00%) Node.js
2 43 (7.82%) Web Services
3 36 (6.55%) Kafka
4 17 (3.09%) Spring
5 16 (2.91%) .NET
6 15 (2.73%) J2EE
7 14 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (2.18%) REST
9 10 (1.82%) J2SE
9 10 (1.82%) Vue.js
10 9 (1.64%) Laravel
11 7 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.73%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.73%) Lambda Expressions
12 4 (0.73%) Swagger
13 3 (0.55%) FpML
13 3 (0.55%) LAMP
14 2 (0.36%) JSON
14 2 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
14 2 (0.36%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (4.18%) Public Cloud
3 20 (3.64%) Cloud Native
4 16 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.55%) Derivative
6 12 (2.18%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.82%) Equities
7 10 (1.82%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.09%) PKI
10 4 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.73%) OTC Derivatives
10 4 (0.73%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.55%) User Experience
12 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 182 (33.09%) Linux
2 44 (8.00%) Windows
3 32 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (2.91%) Unix
5 10 (1.82%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.64%) CentOS
7 8 (1.45%) CoreOS
8 5 (0.91%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.36%) Android
9 2 (0.36%) Debian
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (100.00%) DevOps
2 167 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (19.64%) Infrastructure as Code
4 100 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 74 (13.45%) Migration
6 67 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (11.82%) Microservices
8 40 (7.27%) Open Source
9 37 (6.73%) Software Engineering
10 34 (6.18%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (5.64%) Infrastructure Automation
12 30 (5.45%) Deployment Automation
13 28 (5.09%) Scrum
14 22 (4.00%) TDD
15 21 (3.82%) Mentoring
16 20 (3.64%) E-Commerce
16 20 (3.64%) Test Automation
17 19 (3.45%) Fintech
18 18 (3.27%) Computer Science
19 17 (3.09%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (39.27%) Python
2 134 (24.36%) Java
3 58 (10.55%) Bash Shell
4 43 (7.82%) Ruby
5 38 (6.91%) Go
6 29 (5.27%) PHP
7 25 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 23 (4.18%) SQL
9 19 (3.45%) JavaScript
10 17 (3.09%) Java 8
11 16 (2.91%) Perl
12 14 (2.55%) C#
12 14 (2.55%) Groovy
12 14 (2.55%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.18%) R
14 4 (0.73%) C++
14 4 (0.73%) Rust
14 4 (0.73%) Scala
14 4 (0.73%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 116 (21.09%) Security Cleared
2 96 (17.45%) SC Cleared
3 53 (9.64%) AWS Certification
4 18 (3.27%) Degree
5 5 (0.91%) MCSA
5 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.55%) RHCE
7 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.18%) PMP
8 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.73%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 264 (48.00%) Docker
2 5 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.36%) HDFS
4 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 352 (64.00%) Terraform
2 271 (49.27%) Kubernetes
3 236 (42.91%) Ansible
4 123 (22.36%) Puppet
5 75 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (4.91%) Packer
7 7 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (1.27%) Prometheus
8 6 (1.09%) Consul
9 5 (0.91%) Grafana
9 5 (0.91%) Rancher
10 4 (0.73%) Kibana
10 4 (0.73%) Salt
11 3 (0.55%) Istio
11 3 (0.55%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.36%) Nagios
12 2 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.36%) Suricata
Vendors
1 22 (4.00%) Red Hat
2 20 (3.64%) Splunk
3 17 (3.09%) Google
4 14 (2.55%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.64%) IBM
5 9 (1.64%) Oracle
6 8 (1.45%) AppDynamics
6 8 (1.45%) IBM Sterling
6 8 (1.45%) Informatica
6 8 (1.45%) SaltStack
6 8 (1.45%) SAP
6 8 (1.45%) Veracode
7 6 (1.09%) Ping Identity
8 5 (0.91%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.91%) VMware
9 4 (0.73%) Confluent
9 4 (0.73%) Microsoft
9 4 (0.73%) Tableau
9 4 (0.73%) WSO2
10 3 (0.55%) New Relic