The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AWS OpsWorks skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS OpsWorks over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 AWS OpsWorks
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 647 641
Rank change year-on-year +45 -6  
Contract jobs citing AWS OpsWorks 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.013% 0.002%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.13% 0.13% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £556 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.88% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 -
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

AWS OpsWorks is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6400 5320 3378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.58% 9.85% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4350 3738 2204
Median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 79 65
Median hourly rate £27.16 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.94% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

AWS OpsWorks
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing AWS OpsWorks as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for AWS OpsWorks in the UK

AWS OpsWorks
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS OpsWorks.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS OpsWorks in the UK

AWS OpsWorks
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS OpsWorks over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS OpsWorks in the UK

AWS OpsWorks
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS OpsWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 8 £556 +30.88% 1
South East +17 3 £475 +11.76%
London +1 3 £638 -12.06% 1
South West +5 2 - -
Oxford -1 2 £475 +11.76%
Oxfordshire -4 2 £475 +11.76%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £775 +82.35%
Marlow - 1 £775 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AWS OpsWorks also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for AWS OpsWorks.

1 9 (81.82%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (81.82%) Puppet
1 9 (81.82%) DevOps
2 8 (72.73%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
3 7 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (63.64%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (36.36%) Ansible
4 4 (36.36%) Salt
4 4 (36.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (36.36%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (36.36%) Amazon S3
4 4 (36.36%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (36.36%) Public Cloud
5 3 (27.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (27.27%) Microservices
5 3 (27.27%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (27.27%) Route 53
5 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
5 3 (27.27%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (27.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (27.27%) Docker
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
5 3 (27.27%) SQL

AWS OpsWorks
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 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (81.82%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (72.73%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (36.36%) Amazon S3
3 4 (36.36%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (27.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (27.27%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (27.27%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (27.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (27.27%) Route 53
5 2 (18.18%) IaaS
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
1 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (18.18%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) Ant
2 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) AppScan
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) AWS Architect
3 2 (18.18%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) POSIX
3 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (9.09%) Grails
3 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Public Cloud
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (18.18%) Clustering
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (18.18%) PKI
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
4 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
4 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Microservices
4 2 (18.18%) Auto-Scaling
4 2 (18.18%) Coaching
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Business Development
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
1 3 (27.27%) Python
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Groovy
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) MCITP
2 2 (18.18%) MCP
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Docker
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) iptables
2 2 (18.18%) UAG
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) Puppet
2 7 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (36.36%) Ansible
3 4 (36.36%) Salt
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
4 2 (18.18%) SELinux
5 1 (9.09%) Grafana
5 1 (9.09%) Graphite
5 1 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Qualys
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) AppDynamics
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian