Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Ansible skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ansible over the 6 months to 17 February 2018 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.

Ansible
UK > England
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 110 307
Rank change year-on-year +39 +197 +187
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2,935 1,935 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.18% 2.18% 0.79%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.89% 20.22% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,255 1,357 587
England median daily rate £525 £520 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +9.47% +5.56%
10th Percentile £413 £390 £375
90th Percentile £663 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
England median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -

Ansible is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10,916 9,569 8,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.82% 10.76% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,476 6,208 5,527
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 235 307
England median hourly rate £16.82 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.93% - +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.22
90th Percentile £45.79 £51.93 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.45%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Ansible as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the England region over the 6 months to 17 February 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
London +17 1,857 £550 +4.76% 331
South East +94 395 £500 +5.26% 61
North of England +72 318 £500 +17.65% 66
North West +69 153 £500 +21.21% 42
Midlands +72 145 £525 +5.00% 27
South West +68 138 £500 - 31
Yorkshire +18 129 £475 +5.56% 19
West Midlands +48 98 £550 +7.32% 16
East of England +4 90 £525 -4.55% 34
East Midlands +25 39 £500 +11.11% 11
North East +43 36 £530 +63.08% 5
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ansible also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 2,104 (71.69%) DevOps
2 1,549 (52.78%) Linux
3 1,506 (51.31%) Puppet
4 1,497 (51.01%) Amazon AWS
5 1,452 (49.47%) Jenkins
6 1,344 (45.79%) Docker
7 1,252 (42.66%) Python
8 1,239 (42.21%) Agile Software Development
9 1,191 (40.58%) Opscode Chef
10 1,039 (35.40%) Java
11 885 (30.15%) Continuous Integration
12 834 (28.42%) Configuration Management
13 828 (28.21%) Git (software)
14 779 (26.54%) Terraform
15 706 (24.05%) Bash Shell
16 597 (20.34%) Ruby
17 579 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 574 (19.56%) Kubernetes
19 521 (17.75%) Finance
20 421 (14.34%) Unix
21 399 (13.59%) TDD
22 395 (13.46%) Windows
23 376 (12.81%) Continuous Delivery
24 375 (12.78%) JIRA
25 374 (12.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 359 (12.23%) PostgreSQL
27 356 (12.13%) Oracle
28 335 (11.41%) Web Services
29 331 (11.28%) JavaScript
30 325 (11.07%) Red Hat

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 309 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 260 (8.86%) Confluence
3 220 (7.50%) nginx
4 214 (7.29%) OpenStack
5 203 (6.92%) Elasticsearch
6 161 (5.49%) Apache
7 149 (5.08%) WebSphere
8 135 (4.60%) WebLogic
9 120 (4.09%) JBoss
10 117 (3.99%) Cloud Foundry
11 76 (2.59%) Apache Spark
12 52 (1.77%) Jetty
13 51 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 39 (1.33%) IIS
15 21 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
16 20 (0.68%) Apache Solr
17 19 (0.65%) Mule
17 19 (0.65%) Mule ESB
18 11 (0.37%) Apache Pig
18 11 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (0.58%) HipChat
1 17 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.068%) SPSS
5 1 (0.034%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 44 (1.50%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.34%) Magento
5 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.10%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.034%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.034%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.034%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.034%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1,497 (51.01%) Amazon AWS
2 579 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 260 (8.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 200 (6.81%) Amazon EC2
4 200 (6.81%) GitHub
5 181 (6.17%) PaaS
6 156 (5.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 154 (5.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 153 (5.21%) IaaS
9 141 (4.80%) Amazon S3
10 125 (4.26%) Serverless
11 117 (3.99%) AWS Lambda
12 109 (3.71%) OpenShift
13 101 (3.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 92 (3.13%) Route 53
15 81 (2.76%) SaaS
16 76 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
17 69 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
18 62 (2.11%) npm
19 44 (1.50%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 191 (6.51%) Firewall
2 162 (5.52%) TCP/IP
3 138 (4.70%) DNS
4 108 (3.68%) HTTP
5 79 (2.69%) SSL
6 78 (2.66%) VPN
7 54 (1.84%) Network Security
8 52 (1.77%) Kerberos
9 33 (1.12%) DHCP
10 29 (0.99%) Internet
11 28 (0.95%) SAN
12 27 (0.92%) FTP
12 27 (0.92%) LAN
13 25 (0.85%) SSH
13 25 (0.85%) WAN
14 22 (0.75%) BIG-IP
14 22 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
15 17 (0.58%) SMS
16 16 (0.55%) OpenVPN
16 16 (0.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (12.23%) PostgreSQL
2 309 (10.53%) MySQL
3 284 (9.68%) NoSQL
4 253 (8.62%) Hadoop
5 206 (7.02%) MongoDB
6 174 (5.93%) Big Data
7 158 (5.38%) Amazon RDS
8 130 (4.43%) SQL Server
9 114 (3.88%) Relational Database
10 92 (3.13%) Redis
11 55 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 46 (1.57%) DB2
12 46 (1.57%) RDBMS
13 39 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 37 (1.26%) Apache Hive
14 37 (1.26%) HBase
15 33 (1.12%) Oracle Database
16 22 (0.75%) Endeca
17 17 (0.58%) MariaDB
18 16 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,452 (49.47%) Jenkins
2 828 (28.21%) Git (software)
3 375 (12.78%) JIRA
4 318 (10.83%) Maven
5 256 (8.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 215 (7.33%) TeamCity
7 169 (5.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 146 (4.97%) Artifactory
9 142 (4.84%) JUnit
10 135 (4.60%) SonarQube
11 124 (4.22%) Subversion
12 121 (4.12%) Ant
12 121 (4.12%) Gradle
13 120 (4.09%) Bitbucket
14 108 (3.68%) GitLab
14 108 (3.68%) NUnit
15 97 (3.30%) Selenium
16 96 (3.27%) MSTest
17 95 (3.24%) Vagrant
18 87 (2.96%) Mockito
General
1 521 (17.75%) Finance
2 261 (8.89%) Banking
3 64 (2.18%) Retail Banking
3 64 (2.18%) Telecoms
4 54 (1.84%) Retail
5 47 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 36 (1.23%) Marketing
7 31 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.02%) Electronics
9 29 (0.99%) Publishing
10 17 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.58%) Front Office
11 12 (0.41%) Games
12 11 (0.37%) Law
13 9 (0.31%) Advertising
14 7 (0.24%) Back Office
15 6 (0.20%) Billing
16 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.17%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.14%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,455 (49.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 579 (19.73%) Developer
3 473 (16.12%) AWS Engineer
4 456 (15.54%) AWS DevOps
5 387 (13.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 251 (8.55%) Java Developer
7 231 (7.87%) Linux Engineer
8 211 (7.19%) Senior DevOps
9 187 (6.37%) Cloud Engineer
9 187 (6.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 187 (6.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 184 (6.27%) Consultant
11 150 (5.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 134 (4.57%) DevOps Consultant
13 107 (3.65%) Architect
14 92 (3.13%) Senior Developer
15 90 (3.07%) Lead DevOps
16 88 (3.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 84 (2.86%) Administrator
18 65 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (11.41%) Web Services
2 315 (10.73%) Node.js
3 199 (6.78%) Elastic Stack
4 191 (6.51%) React
5 175 (5.96%) Spring
6 174 (5.93%) AngularJS
7 123 (4.19%) RESTful
8 119 (4.05%) REST
9 116 (3.95%) Kafka
10 113 (3.85%) .NET
11 103 (3.51%) jQuery
12 102 (3.48%) HTML
13 99 (3.37%) CSS
14 91 (3.10%) JSON
15 88 (3.00%) Middleware
16 78 (2.66%) J2EE
17 75 (2.56%) LDAP
18 73 (2.49%) Spring Boot
19 71 (2.42%) HTML5
20 68 (2.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 192 (6.54%) Public Cloud
2 132 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
3 77 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 64 (2.18%) Fintech
6 61 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
7 60 (2.04%) Clustering
8 59 (2.01%) iPad
9 53 (1.81%) Data Centre
10 47 (1.60%) Private Cloud
11 44 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 32 (1.09%) Computer Science
13 29 (0.99%) Cloud Native
14 22 (0.75%) Social Media
15 18 (0.61%) Derivative
15 18 (0.61%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
16 16 (0.55%) PKI
17 15 (0.51%) Online Banking
17 15 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,549 (52.78%) Linux
2 421 (14.34%) Unix
3 395 (13.46%) Windows
4 374 (12.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 211 (7.19%) CentOS
6 99 (3.37%) Windows Server
7 98 (3.34%) Ubuntu
8 47 (1.60%) CoreOS
9 46 (1.57%) Solaris
10 42 (1.43%) Debian
11 36 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.51%) SUSE
14 14 (0.48%) VMS
15 13 (0.44%) AIX
15 13 (0.44%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.44%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.24%) DC/OS
18 6 (0.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,104 (71.69%) DevOps
2 1,239 (42.21%) Agile Software Development
3 885 (30.15%) Continuous Integration
4 834 (28.42%) Configuration Management
5 399 (13.59%) TDD
6 376 (12.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 313 (10.66%) Open Source
8 307 (10.46%) Microservices
8 307 (10.46%) Scrum
9 254 (8.65%) Test Automation
10 200 (6.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 193 (6.58%) BDD
12 190 (6.47%) Continuous Deployment
13 189 (6.44%) Software Engineering
14 155 (5.28%) Migration
14 155 (5.28%) OO
15 153 (5.21%) Mentoring
16 150 (5.11%) Load Balancing
17 134 (4.57%) E-Commerce
18 120 (4.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,252 (42.66%) Python
2 1,039 (35.40%) Java
3 706 (24.05%) Bash Shell
4 597 (20.34%) Ruby
5 331 (11.28%) JavaScript
6 306 (10.43%) Perl
7 259 (8.82%) PowerShell
8 231 (7.87%) SQL
9 217 (7.39%) Groovy
10 154 (5.25%) Shell Script
11 142 (4.84%) C#
12 129 (4.40%) Go
13 121 (4.12%) PHP
14 77 (2.62%) TypeScript
15 73 (2.49%) C++
16 72 (2.45%) Scala
17 39 (1.33%) C
18 37 (1.26%) ES6
19 23 (0.78%) XPath
20 15 (0.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 313 (10.66%) Security Cleared
2 249 (8.48%) SC Cleared
3 65 (2.21%) Degree
4 46 (1.57%) AWS Certification
5 24 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (0.61%) CISSP
8 16 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (0.48%) RHCE
10 13 (0.44%) CISM
11 12 (0.41%) CCNP
11 12 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
12 10 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 9 (0.31%) CCSP
13 9 (0.31%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.20%) CESG Certified Professional
15 6 (0.20%) CLAS
15 6 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.62%) QA
2 62 (2.11%) GCP
3 18 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.20%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.20%) RMADS
6 4 (0.14%) GDPR
6 4 (0.14%) SLA
7 3 (0.10%) PSD2
8 1 (0.034%) MiFID
8 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,344 (45.79%) Docker
2 120 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.59%) Active Directory
4 72 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (1.02%) KVM
6 29 (0.99%) vCloud
7 25 (0.85%) HDFS
8 22 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 20 (0.68%) Hyper-V
10 18 (0.61%) Squid
10 18 (0.61%) VMware NSX
11 16 (0.55%) Xen
12 15 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.48%) vSphere
14 13 (0.44%) Postfix
15 12 (0.41%) NFS
16 11 (0.37%) Samba
17 10 (0.34%) etcd
17 10 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 9 (0.31%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1,506 (51.31%) Puppet
2 1,191 (40.58%) Opscode Chef
3 779 (26.54%) Terraform
4 574 (19.56%) Kubernetes
5 141 (4.80%) logstash
6 128 (4.36%) Kibana
7 117 (3.99%) Salt
8 111 (3.78%) Nagios
9 102 (3.48%) Packer
10 89 (3.03%) Rancher
11 79 (2.69%) Mesos
12 64 (2.18%) ZABBIX
13 55 (1.87%) Grafana
14 54 (1.84%) Consul
14 54 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
15 45 (1.53%) HAProxy
16 38 (1.29%) Cobbler
16 38 (1.29%) Prometheus
17 30 (1.02%) BladeLogic
18 27 (0.92%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 356 (12.13%) Oracle
2 325 (11.07%) Red Hat
3 216 (7.36%) VMware
4 174 (5.93%) Splunk
5 146 (4.97%) Google
6 134 (4.57%) Atlassian
7 109 (3.71%) Microsoft
8 103 (3.51%) SaltStack
9 64 (2.18%) IBM
10 57 (1.94%) New Relic
11 48 (1.64%) F5
11 48 (1.64%) SAP
12 38 (1.29%) Cisco
13 33 (1.12%) CA
14 30 (1.02%) Cloudera
15 27 (0.92%) Hortonworks
16 26 (0.89%) AppDynamics
16 26 (0.89%) ATG
17 24 (0.82%) Rackspace
18 22 (0.75%) NetApp