Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 104 219
Rank change year-on-year +35 +115 +223
Contract jobs citing Ansible 3,154 1,974 1,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.42% 2.36% 1.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.15% 22.13% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,316 1,433 878
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +10.99%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £656 £606
UK median daily rate £525 £510 £488
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
England median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.25% - -
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +81.25% - -

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 12,060 8,922 9,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.09% 10.69% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,102 5,947 6,432
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £294 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 196 236
England median hourly rate £17.52 £21.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.57% -1.55% +6.65%
10th Percentile £11.73 £12.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -21.74% +2.22% +12.50%

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 24 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 May 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 +15 1,857 £550 - 383
North of England +47 442 £475 +11.76% 95
South East +57 393 £500 +5.26% 74
South West +70 182 £500 +11.11% 35
Yorkshire +48 181 £450 +5.88% 31
North West +40 176 £520 +22.35% 56
Midlands +49 175 £525 +10.53% 27
West Midlands +18 120 £530 +11.58% 18
East of England +31 104 £475 -13.64% 44
North East +20 85 £420 -6.67% 8
East Midlands +39 50 £475 -5.00% 9
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 2,332 (73.94%) DevOps
2 1,661 (52.66%) Linux
3 1,646 (52.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1,627 (51.59%) Puppet
5 1,611 (51.08%) Jenkins
6 1,546 (49.02%) Docker
7 1,544 (48.95%) Python
8 1,217 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
9 1,216 (38.55%) Opscode Chef
10 995 (31.55%) Terraform
11 993 (31.48%) Java
12 972 (30.82%) Continuous Integration
13 892 (28.28%) Configuration Management
14 884 (28.03%) Git (software)
15 826 (26.19%) Kubernetes
16 794 (25.17%) Bash Shell
17 639 (20.26%) Microsoft Azure
18 590 (18.71%) Ruby
19 483 (15.31%) Finance
20 469 (14.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 438 (13.89%) Windows
22 426 (13.51%) Unix
23 415 (13.16%) Perl
24 378 (11.98%) Red Hat
25 371 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
26 369 (11.70%) Open Source
27 365 (11.57%) Continuous Delivery
28 360 (11.41%) JIRA
29 359 (11.38%) Security Cleared
30 350 (11.10%) AWS CloudFormation

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
1 268 (8.50%) Tomcat
2 255 (8.08%) Confluence
3 229 (7.26%) nginx
4 208 (6.59%) Elasticsearch
5 163 (5.17%) Apache
6 153 (4.85%) WebSphere
7 150 (4.76%) OpenStack
8 139 (4.41%) WebLogic
9 117 (3.71%) Apache Spark
10 110 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 86 (2.73%) JBoss
12 38 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 37 (1.17%) IIS
13 37 (1.17%) Jetty
14 31 (0.98%) Apache Pig
15 24 (0.76%) Mule
16 20 (0.63%) Mule ESB
16 20 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
17 17 (0.54%) Apache Solr
18 11 (0.35%) Mongrel
Applications
1 31 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.29%) HipChat
3 7 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.063%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.19%) Magento
5 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.095%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.095%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.063%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 1,646 (52.19%) Amazon AWS
2 639 (20.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 350 (11.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 254 (8.05%) Amazon EC2
5 221 (7.01%) Serverless
6 219 (6.94%) GitHub
7 208 (6.59%) AWS Lambda
8 204 (6.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 194 (6.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 177 (5.61%) Amazon S3
11 158 (5.01%) PaaS
12 139 (4.41%) IaaS
13 124 (3.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 123 (3.90%) OpenShift
15 103 (3.27%) Route 53
16 101 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
17 77 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
18 67 (2.12%) CloudFront
19 62 (1.97%) Datadog
20 58 (1.84%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 185 (5.87%) Firewall
2 147 (4.66%) DNS
3 142 (4.50%) TCP/IP
4 100 (3.17%) HTTP
5 97 (3.08%) SSL
6 88 (2.79%) VPN
7 68 (2.16%) Kerberos
8 54 (1.71%) Network Security
9 48 (1.52%) Internet
10 38 (1.20%) DHCP
11 37 (1.17%) FTP
12 30 (0.95%) SAN
13 27 (0.86%) BGP
14 22 (0.70%) BIG-IP
14 22 (0.70%) OSPF
14 22 (0.70%) SMS
15 20 (0.63%) SSH
15 20 (0.63%) WAN
16 19 (0.60%) SMTP
17 18 (0.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 335 (10.62%) MySQL
3 265 (8.40%) NoSQL
4 257 (8.15%) Hadoop
5 221 (7.01%) Big Data
6 216 (6.85%) MongoDB
7 158 (5.01%) Amazon RDS
8 120 (3.80%) SQL Server
9 93 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 92 (2.92%) Relational Database
11 89 (2.82%) Redis
12 88 (2.79%) Apache Hive
13 65 (2.06%) HBase
14 41 (1.30%) DB2
15 37 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
16 35 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 31 (0.98%) RDBMS
18 27 (0.86%) Oracle Database
19 26 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
20 23 (0.73%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1,611 (51.08%) Jenkins
2 884 (28.03%) Git (software)
3 360 (11.41%) JIRA
4 252 (7.99%) Maven
5 246 (7.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 184 (5.83%) TeamCity
7 172 (5.45%) Artifactory
8 145 (4.60%) Vagrant
9 140 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 134 (4.25%) GitLab
11 114 (3.61%) Gradle
12 105 (3.33%) JUnit
13 103 (3.27%) Subversion
14 99 (3.14%) SonarQube
15 85 (2.69%) NUnit
16 79 (2.50%) MSTest
16 79 (2.50%) Selenium
17 68 (2.16%) Ant
18 67 (2.12%) Bitbucket
19 64 (2.03%) gulp
General
1 483 (15.31%) Finance
2 224 (7.10%) Banking
3 69 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 68 (2.16%) Retail
5 38 (1.20%) Marketing
6 31 (0.98%) Investment Banking
7 28 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.86%) Electronics
9 26 (0.82%) Publishing
10 24 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 23 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.60%) Games
13 15 (0.48%) Law
14 14 (0.44%) Front Office
15 13 (0.41%) Advertising
15 13 (0.41%) Back Office
16 10 (0.32%) Spanish Language
17 8 (0.25%) Automotive
18 7 (0.22%) Legal
19 4 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,630 (51.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 553 (17.53%) AWS Engineer
3 549 (17.41%) Developer
4 525 (16.65%) AWS DevOps
5 457 (14.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 231 (7.32%) Senior DevOps
7 222 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
8 205 (6.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 202 (6.40%) Cloud Engineer
10 199 (6.31%) Java Developer
11 192 (6.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 170 (5.39%) Consultant
13 149 (4.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 132 (4.19%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 118 (3.74%) DevOps Consultant
16 104 (3.30%) Python Engineer
17 102 (3.23%) Architect
17 102 (3.23%) Senior Developer
18 95 (3.01%) Administrator
19 84 (2.66%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (10.81%) Node.js
2 288 (9.13%) Web Services
3 230 (7.29%) Elastic Stack
4 162 (5.14%) Spring
5 150 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 150 (4.76%) React
6 149 (4.72%) Kafka
7 128 (4.06%) REST
8 125 (3.96%) RESTful
9 106 (3.36%) CSS
10 101 (3.20%) HTML
11 99 (3.14%) Middleware
12 90 (2.85%) SOAP
13 86 (2.73%) JSON
14 84 (2.66%) .NET
15 80 (2.54%) LEMP Stack
16 79 (2.50%) LDAP
17 72 (2.28%) Spring Boot
18 71 (2.25%) HTML5
19 70 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 143 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
2 140 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
3 132 (4.19%) Public Cloud
4 119 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 71 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
7 69 (2.19%) Fintech
8 67 (2.12%) Clustering
9 52 (1.65%) Private Cloud
10 50 (1.59%) iPad
11 47 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 47 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
12 46 (1.46%) Cloud Native
13 27 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
14 25 (0.79%) Fat Client
14 25 (0.79%) Thin Client
15 22 (0.70%) Replication
16 20 (0.63%) PKI
17 19 (0.60%) Derivative
18 18 (0.57%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1,661 (52.66%) Linux
2 469 (14.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 438 (13.89%) Windows
4 426 (13.51%) Unix
5 264 (8.37%) CentOS
6 143 (4.53%) Ubuntu
7 101 (3.20%) Windows Server
8 52 (1.65%) CoreOS
9 46 (1.46%) Solaris
10 38 (1.20%) Debian
11 37 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.73%) DC/OS
12 23 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (0.70%) AIX
14 16 (0.51%) SUSE
15 13 (0.41%) Android
15 13 (0.41%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.38%) VMS
17 10 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,332 (73.94%) DevOps
2 1,217 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
3 972 (30.82%) Continuous Integration
4 892 (28.28%) Configuration Management
5 369 (11.70%) Open Source
6 365 (11.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 326 (10.34%) TDD
8 304 (9.64%) Deployment Automation
9 297 (9.42%) Microservices
10 250 (7.93%) Scrum
11 242 (7.67%) Test Automation
12 206 (6.53%) Migration
13 202 (6.40%) Software Engineering
14 186 (5.90%) OO
15 181 (5.74%) Continuous Deployment
16 167 (5.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 163 (5.17%) BDD
18 155 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
19 153 (4.85%) Load Balancing
20 139 (4.41%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,544 (48.95%) Python
2 993 (31.48%) Java
3 794 (25.17%) Bash Shell
4 590 (18.71%) Ruby
5 415 (13.16%) Perl
6 339 (10.75%) JavaScript
7 274 (8.69%) PowerShell
8 235 (7.45%) Groovy
9 216 (6.85%) SQL
10 203 (6.44%) Shell Script
11 157 (4.98%) Go
12 128 (4.06%) Java 8
13 115 (3.65%) Scala
14 111 (3.52%) C#
15 108 (3.42%) PHP
16 101 (3.20%) C++
17 80 (2.54%) TypeScript
18 58 (1.84%) C
19 40 (1.27%) ES6
20 29 (0.92%) Korn
Qualifications
1 359 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 293 (9.29%) SC Cleared
3 98 (3.11%) Degree
4 77 (2.44%) AWS Certification
5 43 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
7 22 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.41%) CCNP
9 12 (0.38%) CISSP
9 12 (0.38%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.35%) RHCE
11 10 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.25%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.22%) CISM
13 7 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.19%) CCNA
14 6 (0.19%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (0.19%) CLAS
15 5 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.16%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.14%) QA
2 76 (2.41%) GCP
3 15 (0.48%) SLA
4 14 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.19%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.19%) PMO
5 6 (0.19%) RMADS
6 5 (0.16%) GDPR
6 5 (0.16%) MiFID
7 3 (0.095%) PSD2
8 2 (0.063%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.032%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,546 (49.02%) Docker
2 155 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
4 68 (2.16%) Active Directory
5 37 (1.17%) HDFS
6 36 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 33 (1.05%) VirtualBox
8 32 (1.01%) Hyper-V
9 27 (0.86%) Xen
10 24 (0.76%) vSphere
11 23 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (0.70%) KVM
13 21 (0.67%) vCloud
13 21 (0.67%) VMware NSX
14 19 (0.60%) etcd
15 18 (0.57%) NFS
16 15 (0.48%) Squid
16 15 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 14 (0.44%) flannel
18 12 (0.38%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1,627 (51.59%) Puppet
2 1,216 (38.55%) Opscode Chef
3 995 (31.55%) Terraform
4 826 (26.19%) Kubernetes
5 218 (6.91%) Salt
6 180 (5.71%) Packer
7 123 (3.90%) logstash
8 111 (3.52%) Nagios
9 108 (3.42%) Kibana
10 83 (2.63%) HAProxy
11 82 (2.60%) Consul
11 82 (2.60%) Docker Swarm
12 78 (2.47%) Rancher
13 71 (2.25%) Mesos
14 57 (1.81%) Grafana
15 56 (1.78%) ZABBIX
16 49 (1.55%) Prometheus
17 34 (1.08%) Sysdig
18 28 (0.89%) Hadoop YARN
19 26 (0.82%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 378 (11.98%) Red Hat
2 303 (9.61%) Oracle
3 252 (7.99%) VMware
4 214 (6.79%) Splunk
5 201 (6.37%) Google
6 144 (4.57%) SaltStack
7 130 (4.12%) Microsoft
8 116 (3.68%) Atlassian
9 93 (2.95%) New Relic
10 69 (2.19%) Cisco
11 61 (1.93%) Cloudera
12 57 (1.81%) F5
13 53 (1.68%) IBM
14 47 (1.49%) Hortonworks
14 47 (1.49%) SAP
15 35 (1.11%) AppDynamics
16 30 (0.95%) NetApp
17 27 (0.86%) CheckPoint
17 27 (0.86%) Sybase
18 24 (0.76%) Symantec