Period
to 22 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 306 270 341
Rank change year-on-year -36 +71 +115
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps 714 1,015 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.98% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.04% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 799 629
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £451 £431 £406
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £480
% change year-on-year +4.76% +9.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 79,847 97,864 94,366
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,411 64,317 61,978
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £644 £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 2,875 3,138 2,810
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.86 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.98% -4.49% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.19 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -2.78% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -37 690 £575 +4.55% 109
London -44 418 £575 +4.55% 63
UK excluding London +20 299 £550 +4.76% 53
North of England +15 75 £525 +5.00% 16
South West +27 67 £550 +15.79% 5
South East +6 60 £550 +3.77% 14
Midlands +20 52 £525 +1.20% 5
North West +9 47 £538 +4.88% 7
West Midlands +7 37 £525 - 4
East of England +14 23 £613 +11.36% 6
Scotland +31 21 £563 +7.14% 7
Yorkshire +22 18 £505 -8.18% 8
East Midlands +15 15 £505 +14.77%
North East -1 10 £510 +23.64% 1
Wales +26 2 £600 +23.08%

AWS DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 714 (100.00%) DevOps
2 557 (78.01%) AWS
3 417 (58.40%) Terraform
4 333 (46.64%) Docker
5 326 (45.66%) Linux
6 323 (45.24%) Kubernetes
7 320 (44.82%) Ansible
8 297 (41.60%) Python
9 289 (40.48%) Jenkins
10 243 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
11 180 (25.21%) Puppet
12 174 (24.37%) Java
13 167 (23.39%) Git (software)
14 156 (21.85%) Configuration Management
15 140 (19.61%) Amazon S3
16 135 (18.91%) Amazon EC2
17 133 (18.63%) Serverless
18 124 (17.37%) Opscode Chef
19 122 (17.09%) AWS Lambda
20 116 (16.25%) Security Cleared
21 115 (16.11%) Infrastructure as Code
22 111 (15.55%) AWS CloudFormation
23 110 (15.41%) Azure
24 107 (14.99%) Migration
25 105 (14.71%) Bash Shell
26 97 (13.59%) SC Cleared
27 90 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
28 88 (12.32%) Windows
29 86 (12.04%) Amazon RDS
30 79 (11.06%) AWS Certification

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 45 (6.30%) Confluence
2 32 (4.48%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.94%) Apache
4 18 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (2.10%) nginx
6 7 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.56%) IIS
7 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.28%) Jetty
9 2 (0.28%) Mongrel
9 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.14%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.14%) Magento
1 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 557 (78.01%) AWS
2 140 (19.61%) Amazon S3
3 135 (18.91%) Amazon EC2
4 133 (18.63%) Serverless
5 122 (17.09%) AWS Lambda
6 111 (15.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 110 (15.41%) Azure
8 74 (10.36%) Route 53
9 71 (9.94%) GCP
10 67 (9.38%) Amazon ECS
11 62 (8.68%) CloudFront
12 60 (8.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 57 (7.98%) Amazon ELB
14 46 (6.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 42 (5.88%) Amazon EKS
16 37 (5.18%) GitHub
17 28 (3.92%) Amazon Kinesis
18 26 (3.64%) OpenShift
19 25 (3.50%) AWS CodePipeline
20 19 (2.66%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.24%) HTTP
2 15 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.82%) Firewall
4 12 (1.68%) VPN
5 11 (1.54%) OpenVPN
5 11 (1.54%) SSL
6 9 (1.26%) Internet
7 8 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (0.98%) DNS
9 6 (0.84%) Network Security
10 5 (0.70%) WAN
11 1 (0.14%) DHCP
11 1 (0.14%) DMZ
11 1 (0.14%) FTP
11 1 (0.14%) IPsec
11 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.14%) VLAN
11 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (12.04%) Amazon RDS
2 26 (3.64%) Big Data
3 25 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 20 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 17 (2.38%) MySQL
7 16 (2.24%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.82%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.68%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.54%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.12%) Data Lake
12 7 (0.98%) SQL Server
13 6 (0.84%) Amazon Aurora
13 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.56%) Redis
15 2 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.28%) DB2
15 2 (0.28%) MariaDB
16 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 289 (40.48%) Jenkins
2 167 (23.39%) Git (software)
3 73 (10.22%) JIRA
4 35 (4.90%) GitLab
5 30 (4.20%) Bitbucket
5 30 (4.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 26 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (2.94%) JUnit
8 20 (2.80%) Artifactory
9 19 (2.66%) TeamCity
10 16 (2.24%) SonarQube
11 14 (1.96%) CircleCI
12 12 (1.68%) Travis CI
13 11 (1.54%) Cucumber
14 9 (1.26%) Gradle
14 9 (1.26%) Maven
15 8 (1.12%) Bitbucket Server
15 8 (1.12%) Mockito
15 8 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.70%) Selenium
General
1 77 (10.78%) Finance
2 38 (5.32%) Retail
3 27 (3.78%) Banking
4 23 (3.22%) Public Sector
5 10 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 7 (0.98%) Games
7 5 (0.70%) Law
7 5 (0.70%) Publishing
8 4 (0.56%) Marketing
9 3 (0.42%) Billing
9 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.42%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.14%) Automotive
10 1 (0.14%) Electronics
10 1 (0.14%) German Language
10 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.56%) Kafka
2 51 (7.14%) Node.js
3 48 (6.72%) Web Services
4 32 (4.48%) .NET
5 23 (3.22%) Elastic Stack
6 15 (2.10%) REST
7 12 (1.68%) J2EE
7 12 (1.68%) Spring
8 8 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (0.98%) JSON
9 7 (0.98%) RESTful
10 6 (0.84%) .NET Core
10 6 (0.84%) Vue.js
11 5 (0.70%) Laravel
11 5 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (0.56%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.56%) Lambda Expressions
12 4 (0.56%) LDAP
12 4 (0.56%) OAuth
12 4 (0.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
1 29 (4.06%) Public Cloud
2 25 (3.50%) Cloud Native
3 18 (2.52%) Data Centre
4 14 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (1.82%) PKI
6 9 (1.26%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (0.98%) Clustering
8 7 (0.98%) NHS
9 5 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.56%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.42%) User Experience
12 2 (0.28%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 326 (45.66%) Linux
2 88 (12.32%) Windows
3 51 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (6.44%) Unix
5 15 (2.10%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.82%) CentOS
7 9 (1.26%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.84%) CoreOS
9 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) AIX
10 2 (0.28%) Android
10 2 (0.28%) Debian
10 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.28%) VMS
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.14%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.14%) Fedora
11 1 (0.14%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (100.00%) DevOps
2 243 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (21.85%) Configuration Management
4 115 (16.11%) Infrastructure as Code
5 107 (14.99%) Migration
6 90 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
7 72 (10.08%) Microservices
8 63 (8.82%) Scrum
9 43 (6.02%) Open Source
10 41 (5.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 39 (5.46%) Computer Science
12 37 (5.18%) E-Commerce
13 36 (5.04%) Fintech
14 35 (4.90%) Deployment Automation
14 35 (4.90%) Test Automation
15 31 (4.34%) Infrastructure Automation
16 29 (4.06%) TDD
17 27 (3.78%) Software Engineering
18 26 (3.64%) OO
19 24 (3.36%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 297 (41.60%) Python
2 174 (24.37%) Java
3 105 (14.71%) Bash Shell
4 53 (7.42%) Ruby
5 49 (6.86%) PowerShell
6 42 (5.88%) SQL
7 38 (5.32%) Go
8 35 (4.90%) PHP
9 33 (4.62%) Shell Script
10 25 (3.50%) JavaScript
10 25 (3.50%) Perl
11 17 (2.38%) Groovy
12 16 (2.24%) Java 8
13 12 (1.68%) C#
14 7 (0.98%) Scala
15 4 (0.56%) Rust
16 2 (0.28%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.28%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.14%) C
17 1 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 116 (16.25%) Security Cleared
2 97 (13.59%) SC Cleared
3 79 (11.06%) AWS Certification
4 25 (3.50%) Degree
5 5 (0.70%) RHCE
6 4 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.56%) MCSA
6 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.42%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.28%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.14%) CCA
9 1 (0.14%) SANS
9 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.84%) QA
2 3 (0.42%) NIST
3 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.28%) NCSC
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 333 (46.64%) Docker
2 7 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.28%) HDFS
4 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.28%) PowerDNS
4 2 (0.28%) Xen
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.14%) KVM
5 1 (0.14%) vCloud
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 417 (58.40%) Terraform
2 323 (45.24%) Kubernetes
3 320 (44.82%) Ansible
4 180 (25.21%) Puppet
5 124 (17.37%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (6.72%) Packer
7 15 (2.10%) Consul
7 15 (2.10%) Prometheus
8 14 (1.96%) Grafana
9 12 (1.68%) Salt
10 11 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (1.54%) FreeIPA
11 9 (1.26%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.98%) Nagios
13 6 (0.84%) Suricata
14 4 (0.56%) Kibana
14 4 (0.56%) Rancher
15 3 (0.42%) Istio
15 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
16 2 (0.28%) Opsview
Vendors
1 51 (7.14%) Splunk
2 30 (4.20%) Red Hat
3 26 (3.64%) Atlassian
4 25 (3.50%) IBM
5 24 (3.36%) Google
5 24 (3.36%) SAP
6 23 (3.22%) IBM Sterling
6 23 (3.22%) Informatica
7 22 (3.08%) Oracle
8 11 (1.54%) Black Duck
9 10 (1.40%) VMware
10 9 (1.26%) AppDynamics
10 9 (1.26%) SaltStack
11 8 (1.12%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.12%) Microsoft
11 8 (1.12%) Veracode
12 7 (0.98%) New Relic
12 7 (0.98%) Ping Identity
13 6 (0.84%) Qualys
13 6 (0.84%) Tableau