Period
to 27 September 2021

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps was £565 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

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
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 341 263 312
Rank change year-on-year -78 +49 -18
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps 601 272 747
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.93% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.01% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 238 602
10th Percentile £418 £418 £450
25th Percentile £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £538 £563
Median % change year-on-year +5.12% -4.44% +2.27%
75th Percentile £619 £600 £625
90th Percentile £675 £663 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £550
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 74,750 26,962 82,669
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 92.30% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,685 18,056 55,280
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £406 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £570
90th Percentile £694 £668 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,070 879 2,738
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.09 £13.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.91 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.72% +15.32% +8.57%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.50
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.58 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.10% +14.29% -

AWS DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AWS DevOps in the UK

AWS DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for AWS DevOps in the UK

AWS DevOps
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS DevOps over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS DevOps in the UK

AWS DevOps
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for AWS DevOps in the UK

AWS DevOps
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 27 September 2021. 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 -60 476 £550 - 104
London -95 282 £575 +4.55% 60
Work from Home -107 239 £575 +9.52% 29
UK excluding London -105 149 £525 - 42
North of England -42 71 £525 -4.55% 18
North West -40 39 £513 -8.65% 11
South East -80 25 £513 +2.50% 5
North East -4 18 £545 +9.00% 1
South West -42 17 £500 -4.76% 3
Yorkshire -38 14 £525 +18.31% 6
East of England -41 13 £575 -4.17% 9
Scotland -74 13 £550 +15.79%
Midlands -76 7 £490 +22.50% 7
West Midlands -69 6 £470 +17.50% 2
Wales -24 3 £448 -
East Midlands - 1 £586 - 5

AWS DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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.

1 601 (100.00%) DevOps
2 499 (83.03%) AWS
3 431 (71.71%) Terraform
4 289 (48.09%) Docker
5 247 (41.10%) Kubernetes
6 191 (31.78%) Ansible
7 188 (31.28%) Python
8 176 (29.28%) Linux
9 160 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
10 150 (24.96%) Infrastructure as Code
11 129 (21.46%) Jenkins
12 119 (19.80%) Serverless
13 105 (17.47%) AWS Lambda
14 102 (16.97%) Amazon EC2
15 99 (16.47%) Azure
16 97 (16.14%) GitLab
17 92 (15.31%) AWS CloudFormation
17 92 (15.31%) Amazon EKS
18 82 (13.64%) GitHub
19 81 (13.48%) Git (software)
20 80 (13.31%) Security Cleared
21 79 (13.14%) Java
22 73 (12.15%) Puppet
23 67 (11.15%) SC Cleared
23 67 (11.15%) Amazon ECS
24 66 (10.98%) Web Services
25 65 (10.82%) Microservices
26 64 (10.65%) Big Data
27 60 (9.98%) Route 53
28 59 (9.82%) Finance

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 44 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (4.66%) Apache Spark
3 18 (3.00%) Confluence
3 18 (3.00%) nginx
4 9 (1.50%) Apache
5 5 (0.83%) Jupyter
6 4 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.50%) Traefik
8 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.33%) IIS
8 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.17%) CMS
9 1 (0.17%) Documentum
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.17%) Jetty
9 1 (0.17%) Liferay
9 1 (0.17%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.00%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 499 (83.03%) AWS
2 119 (19.80%) Serverless
3 105 (17.47%) AWS Lambda
4 102 (16.97%) Amazon EC2
5 99 (16.47%) Azure
6 92 (15.31%) Amazon EKS
6 92 (15.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 82 (13.64%) GitHub
8 67 (11.15%) Amazon ECS
9 60 (9.98%) Route 53
10 53 (8.82%) GCP
11 52 (8.65%) Amazon S3
12 47 (7.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 40 (6.66%) PaaS
14 34 (5.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 33 (5.49%) Amazon EMR
16 28 (4.66%) IaaS
17 26 (4.33%) AWS CodePipeline
18 19 (3.16%) AWS CloudTrail
19 18 (3.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.83%) DNS
2 19 (3.16%) SSL
2 19 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.50%) HTTP
4 11 (1.83%) VPN
5 6 (1.00%) Firewall
5 6 (1.00%) Internet
6 5 (0.83%) DSL
7 4 (0.67%) tcpdump
8 3 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.33%) IPsec
9 2 (0.33%) LAN
9 2 (0.33%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.33%) SAN
9 2 (0.33%) WAN
9 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.17%) DHCP
10 1 (0.17%) IPv4
10 1 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.65%) Big Data
2 54 (8.99%) Amazon RDS
3 52 (8.65%) Hadoop
4 20 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 16 (2.66%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.50%) MySQL
7 11 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.33%) SQL Server
9 6 (1.00%) BigQuery
10 5 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.67%) Tableau
12 3 (0.50%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.50%) RavenDB
13 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.33%) Apache Zeppelin
13 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.33%) Redis
13 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 129 (21.46%) Jenkins
2 97 (16.14%) GitLab
3 81 (13.48%) Git (software)
4 40 (6.66%) JIRA
5 36 (5.99%) Terragrunt
6 20 (3.33%) Artifactory
6 20 (3.33%) Bitbucket
7 11 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (1.50%) SonarQube
9 8 (1.33%) CircleCI
9 8 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.16%) Maven
11 6 (1.00%) git-flow
11 6 (1.00%) Selenium
11 6 (1.00%) Travis CI
12 5 (0.83%) Gradle
13 4 (0.67%) Moq
13 4 (0.67%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.67%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.50%) Cypress.io
General
1 59 (9.82%) Finance
1 59 (9.82%) Social Skills
2 55 (9.15%) Public Sector
3 18 (3.00%) Banking
4 13 (2.16%) Retail
5 11 (1.83%) Billing
6 10 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.50%) Electronics
7 9 (1.50%) Marketing
7 9 (1.50%) Presentation Skills
7 9 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.50%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Law
11 2 (0.33%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.98%) Web Services
2 41 (6.82%) Kafka
3 19 (3.16%) .NET
4 13 (2.16%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (2.00%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.83%) Node.js
6 11 (1.83%) YAML
7 10 (1.66%) Spring Boot
8 9 (1.50%) Lambda Expressions
9 7 (1.16%) RxJava
10 6 (1.00%) JMS
10 6 (1.00%) Micronaut
10 6 (1.00%) React
10 6 (1.00%) REST
11 5 (0.83%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.83%) CSS
11 5 (0.83%) HTML
11 5 (0.83%) JSON
11 5 (0.83%) Spring
12 4 (0.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.99%) Public Cloud
2 20 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.16%) Legacy Applications
5 11 (1.83%) Cloud Native
6 10 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.50%) PKI
7 9 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.16%) Legacy Systems
10 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.50%) iPad
12 3 (0.50%) NHS
13 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.33%) Social Media
13 2 (0.33%) User Experience
13 2 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 176 (29.28%) Linux
2 41 (6.82%) Windows
3 19 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (2.50%) Unix
5 10 (1.66%) CentOS
6 7 (1.16%) Amazon Linux
6 7 (1.16%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.83%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.17%) Alpine Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (100.00%) DevOps
2 160 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (24.96%) Infrastructure as Code
4 65 (10.82%) Microservices
5 51 (8.49%) Configuration Management
6 49 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (8.15%) Migration
7 45 (7.49%) Software Engineering
8 37 (6.16%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 37 (6.16%) Test Automation
9 34 (5.66%) TDD
10 33 (5.49%) Infrastructure Automation
11 28 (4.66%) E-Commerce
11 28 (4.66%) Sprint Planning
12 25 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 24 (3.99%) Open Source
14 21 (3.49%) Analytics
14 21 (3.49%) Scrum
15 20 (3.33%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (2.66%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 188 (31.28%) Python
2 79 (13.14%) Java
3 53 (8.82%) Bash Shell
4 34 (5.66%) Go
5 31 (5.16%) PowerShell
6 25 (4.16%) SQL
7 17 (2.83%) Ruby
8 15 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 15 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.33%) Groovy
10 10 (1.66%) C#
10 10 (1.66%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.50%) PHP
12 7 (1.16%) Java 11
12 7 (1.16%) Scala
13 5 (0.83%) C
13 5 (0.83%) Perl
14 4 (0.67%) R
15 2 (0.33%) C++
16 1 (0.17%) AWK
Qualifications
1 80 (13.31%) Security Cleared
2 67 (11.15%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.16%) Degree
4 18 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (2.83%) AWS Certification
6 10 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.17%) RHCA
8 1 (0.17%) RHCE
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.16%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) Accessibility
2 2 (0.33%) GDPR
2 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.17%) NCSC
3 1 (0.17%) PSD2
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 289 (48.09%) Docker
2 12 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.50%) Squid
6 3 (0.50%) Varnish
7 2 (0.33%) HDFS
7 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) iptables
8 1 (0.17%) KVM
8 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
8 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 431 (71.71%) Terraform
2 247 (41.10%) Kubernetes
3 191 (31.78%) Ansible
4 73 (12.15%) Puppet
5 52 (8.65%) Prometheus
6 44 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (4.49%) Grafana
8 19 (3.16%) Packer
9 12 (2.00%) Istio
10 8 (1.33%) HAProxy
11 7 (1.16%) Kibana
12 5 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (0.67%) Nagios
14 3 (0.50%) linkerd
14 3 (0.50%) Sysdig
15 2 (0.33%) Argo
15 2 (0.33%) Consul
15 2 (0.33%) Graphite
Vendors
1 33 (5.49%) Splunk
2 23 (3.83%) Google
3 19 (3.16%) VMware
4 16 (2.66%) Cloudera
5 13 (2.16%) Hortonworks
5 13 (2.16%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.66%) SAP
7 9 (1.50%) Brio
7 9 (1.50%) Informatica
8 7 (1.16%) Dynatrace
8 7 (1.16%) New Relic
9 5 (0.83%) Microsoft
10 3 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.50%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.33%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.33%) Dell
11 2 (0.33%) HP
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle
12 1 (0.17%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.17%) WSO2