Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 93 152
Rank change year-on-year +28 +59 +263
Contract jobs citing Ansible 3,353 2,381 1,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.60% 2.69% 1.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.10% 23.44% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,432 1,734 1,247
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £412 £375 £375
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
England median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.25% -15.34% +18.13%
10th Percentile £54.63 £39.00 £46.13
90th Percentile £73.75 £42.05 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +81.25% -15.34% +18.13%

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 12,846 10,157 11,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.78% 11.50% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,677 6,788 7,467
England median daily rate £495 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £297 £275 £266
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 221 230
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -20.45% +7.32%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.50 £12.98
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £48.83
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.92% -21.02% +11.47%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 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
London +11 1,874 £550 - 349
South East +7 446 £500 +5.26% 71
North of England +43 444 £475 +5.56% 76
East of England +66 235 £500 -4.76% 42
Midlands +22 188 £500 +5.26% 33
Yorkshire +44 166 £475 +5.56% 24
South West +52 165 £450 - 38
North West +8 161 £525 +16.67% 39
West Midlands -8 122 £525 +10.53% 18
North East +44 119 £425 -5.56% 13
East Midlands +27 63 £475 +18.75% 15
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2,365 (70.53%) DevOps
2 1,772 (52.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1,763 (52.58%) Linux
4 1,721 (51.33%) Puppet
5 1,692 (50.46%) Jenkins
6 1,587 (47.33%) Docker
7 1,527 (45.54%) Python
8 1,318 (39.31%) Opscode Chef
9 1,302 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
10 1,181 (35.22%) Terraform
11 1,087 (32.42%) Java
12 965 (28.78%) Kubernetes
13 959 (28.60%) Continuous Integration
14 913 (27.23%) Git (software)
15 896 (26.72%) Configuration Management
16 728 (21.71%) Bash Shell
17 692 (20.64%) Microsoft Azure
18 541 (16.13%) Windows
19 492 (14.67%) Unix
20 462 (13.78%) Finance
21 460 (13.72%) Ruby
22 459 (13.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 432 (12.88%) Open Source
23 432 (12.88%) TDD
24 411 (12.26%) Perl
25 404 (12.05%) Red Hat
25 404 (12.05%) PostgreSQL
26 402 (11.99%) Oracle
27 375 (11.18%) MySQL
28 365 (10.89%) JIRA

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
1 305 (9.10%) Tomcat
2 265 (7.90%) Confluence
3 226 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
4 225 (6.71%) Apache
5 206 (6.14%) OpenStack
6 197 (5.88%) nginx
7 172 (5.13%) WebSphere
8 170 (5.07%) WebLogic
9 116 (3.46%) Apache Spark
10 110 (3.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 100 (2.98%) JBoss
12 75 (2.24%) IIS
13 51 (1.52%) Jetty
14 28 (0.84%) Apache Solr
15 24 (0.72%) Apache Pig
16 22 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (0.48%) WordPress
18 15 (0.45%) Mongrel
19 14 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 12 (0.36%) Mule
Applications
1 59 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.15%) HipChat
3 5 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.089%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.060%) Documaker
6 1 (0.030%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.030%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1,772 (52.85%) Amazon AWS
2 692 (20.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 351 (10.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 323 (9.63%) Amazon EC2
5 272 (8.11%) GitHub
6 237 (7.07%) Serverless
7 233 (6.95%) Amazon S3
8 223 (6.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 218 (6.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 208 (6.20%) AWS Lambda
11 148 (4.41%) PaaS
12 126 (3.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 124 (3.70%) OpenShift
14 123 (3.67%) IaaS
15 101 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
16 88 (2.62%) Amazon ELB
17 80 (2.39%) Datadog
18 77 (2.30%) Route 53
19 68 (2.03%) SaaS
20 52 (1.55%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 176 (5.25%) DNS
2 174 (5.19%) Firewall
3 167 (4.98%) TCP/IP
4 147 (4.38%) SSL
5 145 (4.32%) HTTP
6 89 (2.65%) VPN
7 85 (2.54%) Kerberos
8 54 (1.61%) Internet
9 44 (1.31%) SSH
10 41 (1.22%) DHCP
11 39 (1.16%) SAN
12 34 (1.01%) Network Security
13 28 (0.84%) FTP
14 27 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
15 25 (0.75%) BIG-IP
16 22 (0.66%) DSL
17 21 (0.63%) BGP
17 21 (0.63%) LAN
17 21 (0.63%) OpenLDAP
18 20 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (12.05%) PostgreSQL
2 375 (11.18%) MySQL
3 342 (10.20%) NoSQL
4 311 (9.28%) Hadoop
5 251 (7.49%) Big Data
6 243 (7.25%) MongoDB
7 159 (4.74%) SQL Server
8 153 (4.56%) Amazon RDS
9 115 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 107 (3.19%) Apache Hive
11 104 (3.10%) Relational Database
12 88 (2.62%) Redis
13 84 (2.51%) HBase
14 56 (1.67%) Sqoop
15 53 (1.58%) Amazon Redshift
16 47 (1.40%) Impala
17 43 (1.28%) Oracle Database
18 37 (1.10%) RDBMS
19 31 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 31 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,692 (50.46%) Jenkins
2 913 (27.23%) Git (software)
3 365 (10.89%) JIRA
4 248 (7.40%) Maven
5 242 (7.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 192 (5.73%) GitLab
7 184 (5.49%) Artifactory
8 168 (5.01%) TeamCity
9 164 (4.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 148 (4.41%) Vagrant
11 131 (3.91%) NUnit
12 128 (3.82%) Subversion
13 126 (3.76%) Bitbucket
14 117 (3.49%) Gradle
15 115 (3.43%) MSTest
16 98 (2.92%) Cucumber
16 98 (2.92%) Selenium
17 86 (2.56%) JUnit
17 86 (2.56%) Travis CI
18 68 (2.03%) gulp
General
1 462 (13.78%) Finance
2 225 (6.71%) Banking
3 89 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 79 (2.36%) Retail
5 52 (1.55%) Marketing
6 38 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.04%) Electronics
8 31 (0.92%) Games
9 28 (0.84%) Publishing
10 27 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 22 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 19 (0.57%) Front Office
13 18 (0.54%) Back Office
14 17 (0.51%) Law
15 12 (0.36%) Legal
16 10 (0.30%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.27%) Advertising
17 9 (0.27%) Spanish Language
18 5 (0.15%) Automotive
18 5 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,629 (48.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 592 (17.66%) Developer
3 561 (16.73%) AWS Engineer
4 532 (15.87%) AWS DevOps
5 468 (13.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 273 (8.14%) Java Developer
7 219 (6.53%) Senior DevOps
8 204 (6.08%) Cloud Engineer
9 197 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 173 (5.16%) Linux Engineer
11 153 (4.56%) Consultant
12 144 (4.29%) Architect
13 136 (4.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 127 (3.79%) Python Engineer
15 121 (3.61%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 108 (3.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 99 (2.95%) Automation Engineer
18 97 (2.89%) Operations Engineer
19 93 (2.77%) DevOps Consultant
20 92 (2.74%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (8.20%) Web Services
2 274 (8.17%) Node.js
3 239 (7.13%) Elastic Stack
4 224 (6.68%) Spring
5 178 (5.31%) Kafka
6 145 (4.32%) REST
7 125 (3.73%) Middleware
8 121 (3.61%) React
9 109 (3.25%) Spring Boot
10 107 (3.19%) .NET
11 105 (3.13%) RESTful
12 99 (2.95%) AngularJS
13 98 (2.92%) JSON
14 90 (2.68%) SOAP
15 89 (2.65%) LDAP
16 83 (2.48%) CSS
17 82 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
18 75 (2.24%) HTML
19 67 (2.00%) Hibernate
20 66 (1.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 133 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
1 133 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
2 128 (3.82%) Public Cloud
3 120 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 81 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 71 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
7 64 (1.91%) Clustering
8 63 (1.88%) Cloud Native
8 63 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
9 57 (1.70%) Fintech
10 44 (1.31%) PKI
11 42 (1.25%) Wiki
12 41 (1.22%) Replication
13 40 (1.19%) Private Cloud
14 30 (0.89%) iPad
15 23 (0.69%) User Experience
16 22 (0.66%) Algorithms
17 21 (0.63%) Mobile App
18 19 (0.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,763 (52.58%) Linux
2 541 (16.13%) Windows
3 492 (14.67%) Unix
4 459 (13.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 281 (8.38%) CentOS
6 155 (4.62%) Ubuntu
7 118 (3.52%) Windows Server
8 57 (1.70%) Solaris
9 55 (1.64%) CoreOS
10 44 (1.31%) Debian
11 35 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (0.86%) AIX
13 28 (0.84%) DC/OS
14 24 (0.72%) VMS
15 21 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 19 (0.57%) SUSE
18 12 (0.36%) Apple iOS
19 11 (0.33%) Android
19 11 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,365 (70.53%) DevOps
2 1,302 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
3 959 (28.60%) Continuous Integration
4 896 (26.72%) Configuration Management
5 432 (12.88%) Open Source
5 432 (12.88%) TDD
6 334 (9.96%) Deployment Automation
7 325 (9.69%) Test Automation
8 319 (9.51%) Scrum
9 316 (9.42%) Microservices
10 314 (9.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 259 (7.72%) Migration
12 231 (6.89%) Software Engineering
13 224 (6.68%) BDD
14 219 (6.53%) OO
15 202 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
16 153 (4.56%) Task Automation
17 140 (4.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 138 (4.12%) Load Balancing
18 138 (4.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,527 (45.54%) Python
2 1,087 (32.42%) Java
3 728 (21.71%) Bash Shell
4 460 (13.72%) Ruby
5 411 (12.26%) Perl
6 346 (10.32%) PowerShell
7 315 (9.39%) JavaScript
8 287 (8.56%) SQL
9 277 (8.26%) Shell Script
10 221 (6.59%) Groovy
11 206 (6.14%) Go
12 128 (3.82%) Java 8
13 125 (3.73%) Scala
14 100 (2.98%) C++
14 100 (2.98%) PHP
15 93 (2.77%) C#
16 82 (2.45%) C
17 65 (1.94%) Korn
18 50 (1.49%) ES6
19 43 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 354 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 272 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 130 (3.88%) Degree
4 80 (2.39%) AWS Certification
5 72 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
8 18 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 18 (0.54%) RHCE
9 10 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.30%) CCNA
9 10 (0.30%) CCNP
10 7 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.18%) OCP
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.15%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.15%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.22%) QA
2 80 (2.39%) GCP
3 20 (0.60%) SLA
4 14 (0.42%) GDPR
4 14 (0.42%) MiFID
5 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.24%) PMO
6 5 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.060%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.030%) BS25999
8 1 (0.030%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.030%) PSD2
8 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,587 (47.33%) Docker
2 185 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
4 73 (2.18%) Active Directory
5 69 (2.06%) HDFS
6 42 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 42 (1.25%) VirtualBox
7 35 (1.04%) vSphere
8 33 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 31 (0.92%) etcd
10 29 (0.86%) KVM
11 26 (0.78%) flannel
11 26 (0.78%) Xen
12 25 (0.75%) vCloud
13 24 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
14 22 (0.66%) NFS
15 18 (0.54%) Squid
16 16 (0.48%) Ceph
17 14 (0.42%) Postfix
18 12 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1,721 (51.33%) Puppet
2 1,318 (39.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1,181 (35.22%) Terraform
4 965 (28.78%) Kubernetes
5 247 (7.37%) Salt
6 207 (6.17%) Packer
7 133 (3.97%) Nagios
8 102 (3.04%) logstash
9 96 (2.86%) Kibana
10 86 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
11 84 (2.51%) ZABBIX
12 79 (2.36%) Consul
13 74 (2.21%) HAProxy
14 65 (1.94%) Hadoop YARN
15 59 (1.76%) Prometheus
16 53 (1.58%) Grafana
17 52 (1.55%) Rancher
18 47 (1.40%) Mesos
19 46 (1.37%) Sysdig
20 35 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 404 (12.05%) Red Hat
2 402 (11.99%) Oracle
3 277 (8.26%) VMware
4 246 (7.34%) Splunk
5 223 (6.65%) Google
6 175 (5.22%) Microsoft
7 124 (3.70%) SaltStack
8 114 (3.40%) New Relic
9 105 (3.13%) Atlassian
10 97 (2.89%) Cloudera
11 75 (2.24%) IBM
12 64 (1.91%) SAP
13 62 (1.85%) Hortonworks
14 57 (1.70%) Cisco
15 47 (1.40%) AppDynamics
16 46 (1.37%) F5
17 33 (0.98%) NetApp
18 25 (0.75%) Rackspace
19 24 (0.72%) Sybase
20 23 (0.69%) CheckPoint