Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Amazon Web Services DevOps
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 276 271 379
Rank change year-on-year -5 +108 +129
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps 879 1,016 621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.98% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.03% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 797 530
UK median daily rate £550 £543 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.38% +3.33% +1.69%
10th Percentile £425 £422 £410
90th Percentile £675 £663 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
UK median hourly rate £70.00 - -
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 87,312 98,813 91,109
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.85% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,387 64,739 59,064
UK median daily rate £469 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +5.14% +0.71%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,911 3,198 2,927
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.25 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -7.89%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 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 -5 853 £550 +0.92% 128
London -18 495 £588 +6.82% 81
UK excluding London +10 383 £525 +5.00% 50
North of England +20 116 £545 +17.20% 13
South West +36 94 £550 +12.82% 5
South East -29 71 £525 - 13
North West +31 63 £550 +7.32% 8
Midlands +10 63 £525 -0.47% 10
West Midlands +13 54 £525 -0.94% 6
Yorkshire +29 34 £500 +17.65% 3
Scotland +42 22 £525 +10.53% 2
North East +8 19 £525 +36.36% 2
East of England +3 14 £550 - 6
East Midlands +17 9 £538 +13.16% 4
Wales +2 3 £550 +7.32% 1

AWS DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 879 (100.00%) DevOps
2 672 (76.45%) Amazon AWS
3 510 (58.02%) Terraform
4 434 (49.37%) Docker
5 407 (46.30%) Linux
6 390 (44.37%) Jenkins
7 382 (43.46%) Ansible
8 379 (43.12%) Python
9 352 (40.05%) Kubernetes
10 323 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
11 226 (25.71%) Puppet
12 219 (24.91%) Java
13 196 (22.30%) Git (software)
14 195 (22.18%) Configuration Management
15 172 (19.57%) Amazon S3
16 153 (17.41%) Serverless
17 152 (17.29%) Amazon EC2
18 146 (16.61%) AWS Lambda
19 143 (16.27%) AWS CloudFormation
19 143 (16.27%) Opscode Chef
20 138 (15.70%) Bash Shell
21 125 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
22 122 (13.88%) Amazon RDS
23 113 (12.86%) Infrastructure as Code
24 112 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
25 111 (12.63%) Web Services
26 110 (12.51%) Migration
27 107 (12.17%) Finance
28 102 (11.60%) Windows
29 91 (10.35%) Amazon ECS

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 51 (5.80%) Confluence
2 32 (3.64%) Apache Spark
3 30 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.16%) nginx
5 15 (1.71%) Apache
6 10 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.80%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.68%) IIS
9 4 (0.46%) Drupal
9 4 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.23%) CMS
11 2 (0.23%) Jetty
11 2 (0.23%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.23%) WordPress
12 1 (0.11%) JBoss
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) assyst
2 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 672 (76.45%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (19.57%) Amazon S3
3 153 (17.41%) Serverless
4 152 (17.29%) Amazon EC2
5 146 (16.61%) AWS Lambda
6 143 (16.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 125 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 91 (10.35%) Amazon ECS
9 80 (9.10%) Route 53
10 79 (8.99%) Google Cloud Platform
11 74 (8.42%) Amazon ELB
11 74 (8.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 58 (6.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 51 (5.80%) CloudFront
14 41 (4.66%) GitHub
15 38 (4.32%) Amazon EKS
16 30 (3.41%) Amazon Kinesis
17 28 (3.19%) Amazon SQS
17 28 (3.19%) OpenShift
18 22 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.07%) HTTP
2 20 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.05%) OpenVPN
4 17 (1.93%) DNS
5 16 (1.82%) VPN
6 13 (1.48%) Firewall
7 11 (1.25%) SSL
8 7 (0.80%) DHCP
8 7 (0.80%) Internet
8 7 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (0.80%) WAN
9 6 (0.68%) FTP
9 6 (0.68%) IPsec
9 6 (0.68%) Network Security
10 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.23%) MPLS
11 1 (0.11%) BGP
11 1 (0.11%) DMZ
11 1 (0.11%) DSL
11 1 (0.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (13.88%) Amazon RDS
2 35 (3.98%) Big Data
3 33 (3.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 33 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (3.64%) Hadoop
5 23 (2.62%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
6 15 (1.71%) MySQL
7 13 (1.48%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.37%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.14%) Redis
10 9 (1.02%) SQL Server
11 8 (0.91%) Amazon Athena
11 8 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
11 8 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.80%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.46%) Amazon QuickSight
14 4 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 390 (44.37%) Jenkins
2 196 (22.30%) Git (software)
3 91 (10.35%) JIRA
4 64 (7.28%) GitLab
5 45 (5.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 40 (4.55%) Artifactory
7 35 (3.98%) SonarQube
8 33 (3.75%) TeamCity
9 25 (2.84%) Maven
10 21 (2.39%) Bitbucket
10 21 (2.39%) JUnit
11 18 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.37%) RStudio
12 12 (1.37%) Subversion
13 11 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (1.02%) Visual Studio
15 8 (0.91%) Gradle
15 8 (0.91%) Travis CI
16 7 (0.80%) Selenium
17 6 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 107 (12.17%) Finance
2 48 (5.46%) Retail
3 26 (2.96%) Banking
4 15 (1.71%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.37%) Front Office
6 11 (1.25%) Games
7 10 (1.14%) Marketing
8 9 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.91%) Electronics
10 7 (0.80%) Publishing
11 4 (0.46%) Law
12 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.23%) Automotive
13 2 (0.23%) Billing
13 2 (0.23%) Legal
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (12.63%) Web Services
2 60 (6.83%) Kafka
3 52 (5.92%) Elastic Stack
4 41 (4.66%) Node.js
5 28 (3.19%) .NET
6 17 (1.93%) RESTful
7 15 (1.71%) Middleware
8 14 (1.59%) J2EE
8 14 (1.59%) REST
9 11 (1.25%) JSON
9 11 (1.25%) OAuth
10 10 (1.14%) OAuth2
11 9 (1.02%) Spring
12 7 (0.80%) .NET Core
13 6 (0.68%) React
14 5 (0.57%) SOAP
15 4 (0.46%) AngularJS
15 4 (0.46%) JRuby
15 4 (0.46%) LDAP
15 4 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.23%) Public Cloud
2 30 (3.41%) Cloud Native
3 23 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
5 17 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.48%) Hedge funds
7 13 (1.48%) NHS
8 12 (1.37%) Fixed Income
9 11 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.14%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
13 7 (0.80%) PKI
14 6 (0.68%) Clustering
14 6 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (0.46%) Blog
15 4 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
16 3 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 407 (46.30%) Linux
2 102 (11.60%) Windows
3 77 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 59 (6.71%) Unix
5 21 (2.39%) CentOS
6 19 (2.16%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.57%) Android
8 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.34%) AIX
9 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.34%) Debian
9 3 (0.34%) Fedora
10 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.11%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (100.00%) DevOps
2 323 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (22.18%) Configuration Management
4 113 (12.86%) Infrastructure as Code
5 112 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (12.51%) Migration
7 85 (9.67%) Scrum
8 76 (8.65%) Microservices
9 69 (7.85%) Deployment Automation
10 68 (7.74%) Test Automation
11 60 (6.83%) Open Source
12 57 (6.48%) E-Commerce
13 48 (5.46%) Continuous Delivery
13 48 (5.46%) Fintech
14 45 (5.12%) TDD
15 41 (4.66%) Continuous Deployment
16 37 (4.21%) Kanban
16 37 (4.21%) Software Engineering
17 35 (3.98%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (3.41%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 379 (43.12%) Python
2 219 (24.91%) Java
3 138 (15.70%) Bash Shell
4 83 (9.44%) PowerShell
5 68 (7.74%) Ruby
6 40 (4.55%) SQL
7 33 (3.75%) Go
7 33 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 32 (3.64%) Perl
8 32 (3.64%) PHP
9 25 (2.84%) Groovy
10 23 (2.62%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.37%) C#
11 12 (1.37%) Scala
12 11 (1.25%) Java 8
13 7 (0.80%) C++
14 4 (0.46%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.34%) C
16 2 (0.23%) Korn
17 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (10.35%) Security Cleared
2 80 (9.10%) SC Cleared
3 67 (7.62%) AWS Certification
4 15 (1.71%) Degree
5 9 (1.02%) RHCE
6 6 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.23%) CCNP
7 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.23%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.11%) CCA
8 1 (0.11%) CCIE
8 1 (0.11%) CCNA
8 1 (0.11%) CEH
8 1 (0.11%) GIAC
8 1 (0.11%) GPEN
8 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.11%) OSCP
8 1 (0.11%) SANS
8 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.14%) QA
2 4 (0.46%) NIST
3 3 (0.34%) PMO
4 2 (0.23%) GDPR
4 2 (0.23%) NCSC
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 434 (49.37%) Docker
2 9 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.34%) KVM
4 3 (0.34%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.34%) Xen
5 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.23%) HDFS
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.23%) vCloud
6 1 (0.11%) etcd
6 1 (0.11%) NFS
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 510 (58.02%) Terraform
2 382 (43.46%) Ansible
3 352 (40.05%) Kubernetes
4 226 (25.71%) Puppet
5 143 (16.27%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (7.05%) Packer
7 32 (3.64%) Grafana
8 30 (3.41%) Prometheus
9 25 (2.84%) Salt
10 18 (2.05%) FreeIPA
11 15 (1.71%) Consul
11 15 (1.71%) Nagios
12 14 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
12 14 (1.59%) logstash
13 9 (1.02%) Kibana
13 9 (1.02%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.46%) Suricata
14 4 (0.46%) Sysdig
15 3 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (6.37%) Splunk
2 54 (6.14%) Google
3 44 (5.01%) Red Hat
4 28 (3.19%) Atlassian
5 26 (2.96%) SAP
6 24 (2.73%) Oracle
7 22 (2.50%) Black Duck
7 22 (2.50%) IBM
8 19 (2.16%) New Relic
9 18 (2.05%) IBM Sterling
9 18 (2.05%) Informatica
10 14 (1.59%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.37%) Microsoft
11 12 (1.37%) VMware
12 8 (0.91%) Hortonworks
13 7 (0.80%) Qualys
14 6 (0.68%) Tableau
15 5 (0.57%) Citrix
15 5 (0.57%) SaltStack
16 4 (0.46%) EMC