Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an AWS DevOps was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 162 202
Rank change year-on-year +29 +40 -
Contract jobs requiring an AWS DevOps 61 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 6 10
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £506 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +7.71% -
10th Percentile £414 £318 £402
90th Percentile £550 £616 £488
England median daily rate £550 £538 £513
% change year-on-year +2.33% +4.88% +20.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,776 4,130 5,783
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 94.72% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,881 2,604 3,394
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £243 £225 £219
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 180 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £32.68 £43.68 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

AWS DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured AWS DevOps in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for AWS DevOps in the West Midlands

AWS DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS DevOps in the West Midlands

AWS DevOps
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS DevOps in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS DevOps in the West Midlands

AWS DevOps
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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
Shropshire +7 38 £530 -3.64%
Birmingham -7 14 £519 +63.39% 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Coventry - 1 £425 -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
AWS DevOps
England

AWS DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring AWS DevOps in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) DevOps
2 58 (95.08%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (81.97%) Puppet
4 41 (67.21%) Ansible
5 40 (65.57%) Linux
6 31 (50.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (49.18%) Jenkins
7 30 (49.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (44.26%) Python
10 26 (42.62%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (37.70%) Deployment Automation
12 21 (34.43%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (34.43%) Git (software)
13 20 (32.79%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (32.79%) Windows
13 20 (32.79%) Red Hat
13 20 (32.79%) Perl
13 20 (32.79%) Subversion
13 20 (32.79%) Middleware
13 20 (32.79%) Task Automation
13 20 (32.79%) Sonatype Nexus
13 20 (32.79%) Docker
14 18 (29.51%) Terraform
14 18 (29.51%) Maven
15 15 (24.59%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (21.31%) Configuration Management
17 12 (19.67%) Migration
18 11 (18.03%) Amazon EC2
18 11 (18.03%) Amazon S3

AWS DevOps Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (4.92%) Confluence
1 3 (4.92%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.64%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 58 (95.08%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (50.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (34.43%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (18.03%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (18.03%) Amazon ELB
4 11 (18.03%) Amazon S3
4 11 (18.03%) Route 53
5 3 (4.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (49.18%) Jenkins
2 21 (34.43%) Git (software)
3 20 (32.79%) Sonatype Nexus
3 20 (32.79%) Subversion
4 18 (29.51%) Maven
5 4 (6.56%) JIRA
6 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 3 (4.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.64%) Games
2 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) Middleware
2 8 (13.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) Node.js
3 1 (1.64%) Spring
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.79%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (65.57%) Linux
2 30 (49.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (32.79%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) DevOps
2 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (42.62%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (37.70%) Deployment Automation
5 20 (32.79%) Task Automation
6 13 (21.31%) Configuration Management
7 12 (19.67%) Migration
8 7 (11.48%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (11.48%) Open Source
8 7 (11.48%) SDLC
9 6 (9.84%) Workflow
10 5 (8.20%) Change Management
10 5 (8.20%) OO
10 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
11 4 (6.56%) Kanban
11 4 (6.56%) Scrum
12 3 (4.92%) Line Management
12 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.92%) Performance Management
12 3 (4.92%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (44.26%) Python
2 20 (32.79%) Perl
3 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.64%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) PMO
2 1 (1.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (32.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 50 (81.97%) Puppet
2 41 (67.21%) Ansible
3 18 (29.51%) Terraform
4 15 (24.59%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (16.39%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.64%) Packer
6 1 (1.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle