Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps was £543 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 303 282
Rank change year-on-year +33 -21 +80
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps 260 767 957
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.86% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.91% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 619 776
Median daily rate £543 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% - +2.33%
10th Percentile £425 £450 £425
90th Percentile £663 £675 £666
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £545 £506
% change year-on-year -3.67% +7.65% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 -
% change year-on-year +44.33% - -

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 27,709 84,132 97,634
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.50% 94.20% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,378 55,264 64,046
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £269
90th Percentile £669 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,138 2,916 3,165
Median hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.25% +11.86% -5.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.35% +6.83% -2.78%

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 18 September 2020.

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 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 18 September 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 +30 226 £550 - 84
London +11 144 £550 -4.35% 41
UK excluding London +74 88 £525 -3.67% 45
Work from Home -24 58 £525 -4.55% 12
North of England +92 34 £550 +4.76% 17
North West +62 24 £625 +16.28% 12
South East +147 20 £500 -4.76% 4
South West +49 13 £525 -4.55% 5
Scotland +60 9 £463 -13.95% 1
Midlands +57 6 £473 -9.92% 12
West Midlands +38 6 £473 -9.92% 9
Yorkshire +65 5 £444 -11.25% 3
North East +38 5 £513 -0.97% 2
East of England +78 4 £525 -13.93% 5
Wales +44 2 - -

AWS DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 260 (100.00%) DevOps
2 221 (85.00%) AWS
3 181 (69.62%) Terraform
4 148 (56.92%) Kubernetes
5 130 (50.00%) Docker
6 120 (46.15%) Python
7 100 (38.46%) Ansible
8 95 (36.54%) Jenkins
8 95 (36.54%) Linux
9 94 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
10 79 (30.38%) Serverless
11 74 (28.46%) AWS Lambda
12 71 (27.31%) Amazon EC2
13 68 (26.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 65 (25.00%) Amazon S3
15 56 (21.54%) Java
16 55 (21.15%) Amazon RDS
17 52 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
18 49 (18.85%) Web Services
19 46 (17.69%) Bash Shell
19 46 (17.69%) Amazon ECS
20 45 (17.31%) Finance
21 44 (16.92%) Software Engineering
22 41 (15.77%) Puppet
22 41 (15.77%) Deployment Automation
23 40 (15.38%) Infrastructure Automation
24 39 (15.00%) Security Cleared
24 39 (15.00%) OpenShift
24 39 (15.00%) Amazon Redshift
25 38 (14.62%) 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 16 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.08%) Jupyter
3 7 (2.69%) nginx
4 6 (2.31%) Apache
4 6 (2.31%) Confluence
5 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 221 (85.00%) AWS
2 79 (30.38%) Serverless
3 74 (28.46%) AWS Lambda
4 71 (27.31%) Amazon EC2
5 68 (26.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 65 (25.00%) Amazon S3
7 46 (17.69%) Amazon ECS
8 39 (15.00%) OpenShift
9 38 (14.62%) Azure
10 35 (13.46%) Amazon SQS
11 18 (6.92%) GitHub
12 17 (6.54%) Amazon EKS
13 16 (6.15%) GCP
13 16 (6.15%) Route 53
14 12 (4.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (4.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (3.08%) AWS CodeBuild
16 8 (3.08%) AWS Step Functions
17 7 (2.69%) Amazon Cognito
17 7 (2.69%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.46%) Firewall
2 5 (1.92%) HTTP
2 5 (1.92%) Skype
3 4 (1.54%) DNS
4 3 (1.15%) Internet
4 3 (1.15%) SSL
4 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.77%) DSL
5 2 (0.77%) Network Security
5 2 (0.77%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.38%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (21.15%) Amazon RDS
2 39 (15.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 24 (9.23%) Big Data
4 23 (8.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 17 (6.54%) Hadoop
6 11 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (3.85%) Apache Hive
8 8 (3.08%) Impala
9 7 (2.69%) MySQL
9 7 (2.69%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.92%) Amazon Aurora
11 4 (1.54%) Redis
12 3 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.15%) SQL Server
13 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.77%) HBase
13 2 (0.77%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 95 (36.54%) Jenkins
2 34 (13.08%) Artifactory
3 29 (11.15%) Git (software)
4 28 (10.77%) GitLab
5 15 (5.77%) RStudio
6 10 (3.85%) Bitbucket
7 8 (3.08%) JIRA
8 7 (2.69%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.31%) Terragrunt
10 5 (1.92%) Maven
10 5 (1.92%) SonarQube
11 4 (1.54%) JUnit
12 3 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.15%) Bitbucket Server
12 3 (1.15%) CircleCI
12 3 (1.15%) Gradle
12 3 (1.15%) Selenium
12 3 (1.15%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.77%) GoCD
13 2 (0.77%) Spinnaker
General
1 45 (17.31%) Finance
2 30 (11.54%) Front Office
3 17 (6.54%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.69%) Advertising
5 4 (1.54%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Back Office
6 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.77%) Marketing
6 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (18.85%) Web Services
2 22 (8.46%) J2EE
2 22 (8.46%) J2SE
3 9 (3.46%) Kafka
4 8 (3.08%) Node.js
5 7 (2.69%) .NET
6 6 (2.31%) Lambda Expressions
6 6 (2.31%) REST
7 5 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.92%) SOAP
8 4 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.54%) RESTful
8 4 (1.54%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.15%) Celery
9 3 (1.15%) Middleware
10 2 (0.77%) LAMP
10 2 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.77%) LDAP
10 2 (0.77%) Spring
10 2 (0.77%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.31%) Fixed Income
2 30 (11.54%) Derivative
2 30 (11.54%) Equities
3 13 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.54%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.15%) Blog
8 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.38%) User Experience
10 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.38%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (36.54%) Linux
2 13 (5.00%) Unix
3 12 (4.62%) CentOS
4 11 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.46%) Ubuntu
5 9 (3.46%) Windows
6 3 (1.15%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (100.00%) DevOps
2 94 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 44 (16.92%) Software Engineering
5 41 (15.77%) Deployment Automation
6 40 (15.38%) Infrastructure Automation
7 31 (11.92%) Asset Management
7 31 (11.92%) Decision-Making
8 30 (11.54%) Configuration Management
8 30 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (8.85%) Microservices
10 21 (8.08%) TDD
11 20 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (7.69%) Migration
12 19 (7.31%) Scrum
13 17 (6.54%) Test Automation
14 11 (4.23%) Data Science
15 10 (3.85%) Data Engineering
16 8 (3.08%) Auto-Scaling
16 8 (3.08%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 120 (46.15%) Python
2 56 (21.54%) Java
3 46 (17.69%) Bash Shell
4 18 (6.92%) R
5 14 (5.38%) Ruby
6 12 (4.62%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.23%) SQL
8 9 (3.46%) Go
9 8 (3.08%) Groovy
9 8 (3.08%) PHP
10 6 (2.31%) C#
11 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.15%) Perl
13 2 (0.77%) C
13 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.77%) Scala
14 1 (0.38%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 39 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.08%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.77%) CCNA
4 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.38%) Degree
5 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.15%) QA
1 3 (1.15%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) GDPR
3 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) NIST
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (50.00%) Docker
2 10 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.77%) HDFS
4 2 (0.77%) Varnish
4 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 181 (69.62%) Terraform
2 148 (56.92%) Kubernetes
3 100 (38.46%) Ansible
4 41 (15.77%) Puppet
5 25 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (6.92%) Packer
7 10 (3.85%) Grafana
8 9 (3.46%) Consul
9 8 (3.08%) Kibana
10 7 (2.69%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.15%) logstash
11 3 (1.15%) Nagios
11 3 (1.15%) Nessus
12 2 (0.77%) Graphite
12 2 (0.77%) Istio
12 2 (0.77%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.38%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.38%) Mesos
13 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.38%) Rancher
Vendors
1 19 (7.31%) Cloudera
2 6 (2.31%) Google
3 3 (1.15%) Hortonworks
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle
3 3 (1.15%) Tableau
4 2 (0.77%) Cisco
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
4 2 (0.77%) Zscaler
5 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.38%) Axway
5 1 (0.38%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.38%) Qualys
5 1 (0.38%) Remedy