Period
to 13 April 2021

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 311 264
Rank change year-on-year +48 -47 -5
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps 502 475 976
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.79% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.85% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 396 752
10th Percentile £413 £463 £453
25th Percentile £463 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
75th Percentile £600 £650 £625
90th Percentile £687 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £479 £550 £530
% change year-on-year -12.95% +3.77% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £65.00 £70.00
Median % change year-on-year -38.46% -7.14% -
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 48,693 56,183 91,309
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 93.80% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,398 37,314 61,632
10th Percentile £275 £225 £270
25th Percentile £375 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £463
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -0.70% +2.94%
75th Percentile £575 £569 £569
90th Percentile £660 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,680 2,155 2,660
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.50 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.83
Median % change year-on-year +20.32% +4.91% +1.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.12 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.95 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.29% - -

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 13 April 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 14 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 13 April 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 +26 385 £525 -4.55% 106
London +25 255 £550 -4.35% 53
Work from Home -74 222 £525 - 31
UK excluding London +15 107 £479 -12.95% 56
North of England +23 49 £467 -15.14% 22
North West +9 35 £500 -9.09% 11
South East +66 20 £475 -13.64% 6
East of England +38 14 £543 +3.33% 4
Yorkshire +31 14 £400 -20.79% 10
Scotland -2 9 £513 -14.58% 2
West Midlands +22 6 £400 -21.95% 10
South West +20 6 £508 -7.73% 6
Midlands +18 6 £400 -16.23% 13
Wales +20 3 £463 - 1

AWS DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 502 (100.00%) DevOps
2 404 (80.48%) AWS
3 344 (68.53%) Terraform
4 285 (56.77%) Kubernetes
5 246 (49.00%) Docker
6 235 (46.81%) Ansible
7 200 (39.84%) Linux
8 173 (34.46%) Python
9 158 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
10 139 (27.69%) Jenkins
11 127 (25.30%) Security Cleared
12 125 (24.90%) Infrastructure as Code
13 121 (24.10%) SC Cleared
14 116 (23.11%) Serverless
15 102 (20.32%) AWS Lambda
16 83 (16.53%) Java
17 79 (15.74%) AWS CloudFormation
18 75 (14.94%) GitLab
19 65 (12.95%) Greenfield Project
19 65 (12.95%) Bash Shell
20 64 (12.75%) Puppet
20 64 (12.75%) Migration
21 63 (12.55%) TDD
22 62 (12.35%) Amazon EKS
23 60 (11.95%) Web Services
23 60 (11.95%) Software Engineering
24 55 (10.96%) Git (software)
25 54 (10.76%) GitHub
26 53 (10.56%) Test Automation
27 51 (10.16%) Azure

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 12 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
1 12 (2.39%) nginx
2 10 (1.99%) Confluence
3 3 (0.60%) Apache
3 3 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) Appian
5 1 (0.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Drupal
5 1 (0.20%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 404 (80.48%) AWS
2 116 (23.11%) Serverless
3 102 (20.32%) AWS Lambda
4 79 (15.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 62 (12.35%) Amazon EKS
6 54 (10.76%) GitHub
7 51 (10.16%) Azure
8 48 (9.56%) Amazon EC2
8 48 (9.56%) GCP
9 37 (7.37%) Amazon S3
10 33 (6.57%) Amazon ECS
11 27 (5.38%) PaaS
12 24 (4.78%) OpenShift
13 23 (4.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 20 (3.98%) Route 53
15 15 (2.99%) Amazon SQS
16 14 (2.79%) Amazon Cognito
16 14 (2.79%) IaaS
17 13 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (2.39%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.59%) HTTP
1 13 (2.59%) SSL
2 12 (2.39%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.20%) VPN
4 5 (1.00%) DNS
5 4 (0.80%) Firewall
6 2 (0.40%) DSL
7 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.20%) SMS
7 1 (0.20%) SSH
7 1 (0.20%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.37%) Big Data
2 34 (6.77%) Amazon RDS
3 24 (4.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 15 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.59%) MySQL
6 12 (2.39%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.79%) Tableau
8 8 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (1.59%) Tableau Server
9 7 (1.39%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.20%) BigQuery
11 5 (1.00%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (0.80%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.80%) Redis
12 4 (0.80%) SQL Server
13 3 (0.60%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.60%) Redshift Spectrum
Development Applications
1 139 (27.69%) Jenkins
2 75 (14.94%) GitLab
3 55 (10.96%) Git (software)
4 21 (4.18%) JIRA
5 18 (3.59%) TeamCity
6 16 (3.19%) SonarQube
7 13 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (2.59%) Maven
8 12 (2.39%) Artifactory
9 11 (2.19%) Gradle
10 9 (1.79%) CircleCI
11 7 (1.39%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.39%) gulp
11 7 (1.39%) Selenium
11 7 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.39%) Travis CI
12 5 (1.00%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.80%) JMeter
14 3 (0.60%) Subversion
15 2 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 44 (8.76%) Public Sector
2 20 (3.98%) Finance
3 14 (2.79%) Banking
4 10 (1.99%) Marketing
5 9 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.39%) Electronics
6 7 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.00%) Advertising
7 5 (1.00%) Legal
8 4 (0.80%) Retail
9 2 (0.40%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.95%) Web Services
2 43 (8.57%) Kafka
3 32 (6.37%) Node.js
4 21 (4.18%) Lambda Expressions
5 19 (3.78%) Elastic Stack
6 15 (2.99%) REST
7 9 (1.79%) .NET
8 7 (1.39%) SOAP
8 7 (1.39%) YAML
9 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.60%) Flask
9 3 (0.60%) RESTful
9 3 (0.60%) Spring
10 2 (0.40%) GraphQL
10 2 (0.40%) LAMP
10 2 (0.40%) Laravel
10 2 (0.40%) React
10 2 (0.40%) Spring Boot
10 2 (0.40%) Swagger
10 2 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.95%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (5.38%) Public Cloud
3 14 (2.79%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.39%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.20%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.00%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.80%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.80%) Social Media
9 3 (0.60%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.40%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.40%) Blog
10 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.40%) iPad
11 1 (0.20%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 200 (39.84%) Linux
2 21 (4.18%) Windows
3 16 (3.19%) Ubuntu
4 12 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.19%) CentOS
6 9 (1.79%) Unix
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) SUSE
8 1 (0.20%) VMS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (100.00%) DevOps
2 158 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (24.90%) Infrastructure as Code
4 64 (12.75%) Migration
5 63 (12.55%) TDD
6 60 (11.95%) Software Engineering
7 53 (10.56%) Test Automation
8 45 (8.96%) Configuration Management
9 37 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (6.18%) Open Source
11 30 (5.98%) Microservices
12 28 (5.58%) Infrastructure Automation
13 24 (4.78%) Deployment Automation
14 23 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 22 (4.38%) Scrum
16 18 (3.59%) Mentoring
17 17 (3.39%) Continuous Delivery
18 16 (3.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 15 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
19 15 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 173 (34.46%) Python
2 83 (16.53%) Java
3 65 (12.95%) Bash Shell
4 37 (7.37%) PowerShell
5 30 (5.98%) SQL
6 20 (3.98%) Groovy
7 14 (2.79%) Go
8 13 (2.59%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.59%) PHP
9 11 (2.19%) Ruby
9 11 (2.19%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.19%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.20%) C#
11 5 (1.00%) Perl
11 5 (1.00%) Scala
12 4 (0.80%) C
13 3 (0.60%) Rust
14 2 (0.40%) C++
14 2 (0.40%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 127 (25.30%) Security Cleared
2 121 (24.10%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.38%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.80%) Degree
6 3 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.18%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 246 (49.00%) Docker
2 11 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.40%) Varnish
5 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.20%) HDFS
6 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 344 (68.53%) Terraform
2 285 (56.77%) Kubernetes
3 235 (46.81%) Ansible
4 64 (12.75%) Puppet
5 45 (8.96%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.79%) Grafana
6 14 (2.79%) Packer
7 11 (2.19%) Prometheus
8 9 (1.79%) Istio
9 7 (1.39%) Kibana
10 6 (1.20%) Argo
10 6 (1.20%) Consul
11 3 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.60%) Nagios
12 2 (0.40%) linkerd
12 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.20%) logstash
13 1 (0.20%) Mesos
13 1 (0.20%) Pingdom
13 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (3.59%) Splunk
2 13 (2.59%) Google
3 12 (2.39%) Cloudera
4 11 (2.19%) Hortonworks
4 11 (2.19%) LogRhythm
4 11 (2.19%) Sybase
5 9 (1.79%) SAP
6 8 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.20%) Dynatrace
7 6 (1.20%) VMware
8 5 (1.00%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.00%) Oracle
9 4 (0.80%) Microsoft
9 4 (0.80%) New Relic
10 2 (0.40%) Coverity
10 2 (0.40%) HP
10 2 (0.40%) PagerDuty
11 1 (0.20%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.20%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.20%) ServiceNow