Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 68 100
Rank change year-on-year +8 +32 +90
Contract jobs citing Ansible 3,088 3,103 2,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.71% 3.36% 2.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.89% 25.46% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,109 2,244 1,488
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £411 £375
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £510
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +81.25% -15.34%
UK median hourly rate £41.34 £72.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -42.98% +81.25% -15.34%

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 12,408 12,188 9,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.90% 13.20% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,319 8,156 6,112
England median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 319 205
England median hourly rate £19.82 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.32% +5.56% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.96 £11.21
90th Percentile £48.86 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.89% -2.56% -19.10%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019. 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 +2 1,672 £600 +9.09% 159
South East +36 462 £500 +1.52% 29
North of England -4 354 £486 +5.14% 31
South West +5 252 £550 +10.00% 11
Midlands +22 191 £520 -0.95% 20
Yorkshire +7 161 £465 +3.33% 8
East of England +2 140 £525 +7.69% 14
North West -3 138 £531 +1.19% 17
West Midlands +3 124 £513 -2.75% 14
East Midlands +38 67 £525 +16.60% 6
North East -12 53 £470 +22.08% 6
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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 2,303 (74.58%) DevOps
2 1,646 (53.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1,534 (49.68%) Jenkins
4 1,529 (49.51%) Linux
5 1,470 (47.60%) Docker
6 1,387 (44.92%) Terraform
7 1,260 (40.80%) Python
8 1,218 (39.44%) Kubernetes
9 1,167 (37.79%) Puppet
10 1,124 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
11 908 (29.40%) Java
12 839 (27.17%) Opscode Chef
13 822 (26.62%) Git (software)
14 807 (26.13%) Microsoft Azure
15 648 (20.98%) Configuration Management
16 619 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
17 564 (18.26%) Bash Shell
18 532 (17.23%) Finance
19 447 (14.48%) Red Hat
20 441 (14.28%) Security Cleared
21 423 (13.70%) Infrastructure as Code
22 421 (13.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 401 (12.99%) Microservices
24 397 (12.86%) Windows
25 392 (12.69%) JIRA
26 378 (12.24%) Google Cloud Platform
27 358 (11.59%) OpenShift
28 349 (11.30%) SC Cleared
29 346 (11.20%) Scrum
30 341 (11.04%) JavaScript

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
1 251 (8.13%) Confluence
2 186 (6.02%) nginx
3 176 (5.70%) Apache
4 154 (4.99%) Elasticsearch
5 123 (3.98%) OpenStack
6 122 (3.95%) Apache Spark
6 122 (3.95%) Tomcat
7 103 (3.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 82 (2.66%) JBoss
9 67 (2.17%) WebSphere
10 43 (1.39%) IIS
11 27 (0.87%) WebLogic
12 26 (0.84%) MS Exchange
13 20 (0.65%) SAS
14 18 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (0.55%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 13 (0.42%) SharePoint
18 12 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
19 11 (0.36%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 17 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.065%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.39%) Endur
2 10 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.097%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.065%) Actimize
5 2 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.032%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.032%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.032%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,646 (53.30%) Amazon AWS
2 807 (26.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 378 (12.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 358 (11.59%) OpenShift
5 327 (10.59%) GitHub
6 278 (9.00%) Amazon EC2
7 263 (8.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 249 (8.06%) Amazon S3
9 216 (6.99%) Serverless
10 192 (6.22%) AWS Lambda
11 180 (5.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 155 (5.02%) PaaS
13 152 (4.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 121 (3.92%) Amazon ECS
15 120 (3.89%) IaaS
16 99 (3.21%) Amazon SQS
17 86 (2.78%) npm
17 86 (2.78%) Route 53
18 84 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
19 70 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 163 (5.28%) Firewall
2 109 (3.53%) DNS
3 97 (3.14%) VPN
4 93 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 85 (2.75%) HTTP
6 81 (2.62%) WAN
7 66 (2.14%) SSL
8 53 (1.72%) Network Security
9 48 (1.55%) LAN
10 47 (1.52%) Kerberos
11 41 (1.33%) SAN
12 40 (1.30%) DHCP
13 37 (1.20%) BGP
14 30 (0.97%) Internet
15 27 (0.87%) FTP
16 26 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
17 25 (0.81%) IPsec
18 24 (0.78%) VSAN
19 22 (0.71%) VLAN
20 21 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (8.71%) Big Data
2 213 (6.90%) MySQL
3 204 (6.61%) Amazon RDS
4 192 (6.22%) NoSQL
5 185 (5.99%) Hadoop
6 178 (5.76%) MongoDB
7 173 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
8 144 (4.66%) SQL Server
9 106 (3.43%) Relational Database
10 91 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 76 (2.46%) Amazon Redshift
12 67 (2.17%) Oracle Database
13 60 (1.94%) Apache Hive
13 60 (1.94%) Redis
14 50 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 44 (1.42%) HBase
16 36 (1.17%) DB2
17 35 (1.13%) RDBMS
18 22 (0.71%) Riak
19 20 (0.65%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 1,534 (49.68%) Jenkins
2 822 (26.62%) Git (software)
3 392 (12.69%) JIRA
4 246 (7.97%) GitLab
5 235 (7.61%) Maven
6 227 (7.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 178 (5.76%) Artifactory
8 136 (4.40%) Bitbucket
9 128 (4.15%) TeamCity
10 117 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 102 (3.30%) Cucumber
12 93 (3.01%) Gradle
13 91 (2.95%) Subversion
13 91 (2.95%) Travis CI
14 84 (2.72%) JUnit
15 76 (2.46%) gulp
16 74 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
17 70 (2.27%) CircleCI
18 63 (2.04%) Jasmine
18 63 (2.04%) SonarQube
General
1 532 (17.23%) Finance
2 175 (5.67%) Banking
3 99 (3.21%) Retail
4 55 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 41 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 34 (1.10%) Publishing
7 32 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.00%) Marketing
9 30 (0.97%) Law
10 27 (0.87%) Electronics
11 26 (0.84%) Games
12 24 (0.78%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.55%) Front Office
14 15 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.39%) Legal
16 10 (0.32%) Billing
17 8 (0.26%) Advertising
18 6 (0.19%) Back Office
19 5 (0.16%) Retail Banking
20 4 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,421 (46.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 449 (14.54%) AWS Engineer
3 445 (14.41%) Developer
4 388 (12.56%) AWS DevOps
5 332 (10.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 293 (9.49%) Cloud Engineer
7 200 (6.48%) Architect
8 177 (5.73%) Senior DevOps
9 151 (4.89%) Platform Engineer
10 150 (4.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 149 (4.83%) Linux Engineer
12 144 (4.66%) Consultant
13 133 (4.31%) Java Developer
14 105 (3.40%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 102 (3.30%) Azure DevOps
16 95 (3.08%) Azure Engineer
16 95 (3.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 87 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 82 (2.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 77 (2.49%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (9.29%) Web Services
2 253 (8.19%) Node.js
3 245 (7.93%) Kafka
4 186 (6.02%) Elastic Stack
5 177 (5.73%) RESTful
6 157 (5.08%) AngularJS
7 147 (4.76%) Spring
8 144 (4.66%) .NET
9 126 (4.08%) REST
10 113 (3.66%) JSON
11 101 (3.27%) Middleware
12 88 (2.85%) React
13 80 (2.59%) J2EE
14 77 (2.49%) RabbitMQ
15 73 (2.36%) SOAP
16 62 (2.01%) XML
17 57 (1.85%) YAML
18 56 (1.81%) CSS
18 56 (1.81%) Swagger
19 55 (1.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 144 (4.66%) Public Cloud
2 128 (4.15%) Data Centre
3 106 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
4 103 (3.34%) Cloud Native
5 88 (2.85%) Private Cloud
6 73 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
7 65 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 57 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
9 43 (1.39%) Clustering
10 40 (1.30%) PKI
11 39 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
13 34 (1.10%) Replication
14 32 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
15 31 (1.00%) Mobile App
16 30 (0.97%) Data Structures
17 19 (0.62%) Blog
17 19 (0.62%) Management Information System
18 18 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
19 17 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,529 (49.51%) Linux
2 421 (13.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 397 (12.86%) Windows
4 297 (9.62%) Unix
5 135 (4.37%) CentOS
6 91 (2.95%) Ubuntu
7 83 (2.69%) Windows Server
8 43 (1.39%) CoreOS
9 38 (1.23%) Solaris
10 21 (0.68%) Android
10 21 (0.68%) Debian
10 21 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.65%) AIX
12 19 (0.62%) Apple iOS
13 18 (0.58%) VMS
14 10 (0.32%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.29%) Mesosphere
16 8 (0.26%) Fedora
16 8 (0.26%) SUSE
16 8 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,303 (74.58%) DevOps
2 1,124 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
3 648 (20.98%) Configuration Management
4 619 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
5 423 (13.70%) Infrastructure as Code
6 401 (12.99%) Microservices
7 346 (11.20%) Scrum
8 325 (10.52%) Open Source
9 287 (9.29%) Migration
10 270 (8.74%) Test Automation
11 248 (8.03%) TDD
12 246 (7.97%) Software Engineering
13 227 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
14 218 (7.06%) Deployment Automation
15 184 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
16 161 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 155 (5.02%) Kanban
18 153 (4.95%) BDD
19 151 (4.89%) Continuous Deployment
20 138 (4.47%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,260 (40.80%) Python
2 908 (29.40%) Java
3 564 (18.26%) Bash Shell
4 341 (11.04%) JavaScript
5 330 (10.69%) Ruby
6 320 (10.36%) PowerShell
7 313 (10.14%) SQL
8 204 (6.61%) Go
9 196 (6.35%) Perl
10 181 (5.86%) Shell Script
11 136 (4.40%) Groovy
12 125 (4.05%) Java 8
13 99 (3.21%) C#
14 73 (2.36%) Scala
15 63 (2.04%) PHP
16 61 (1.98%) TypeScript
17 58 (1.88%) C++
18 48 (1.55%) ES6
19 46 (1.49%) C
20 23 (0.74%) Rust
Qualifications
1 441 (14.28%) Security Cleared
2 349 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 94 (3.04%) AWS Certification
4 92 (2.98%) Degree
5 73 (2.36%) RHCE
6 63 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 38 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 31 (1.00%) CCNP
10 24 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
12 12 (0.39%) CCA
12 12 (0.39%) RHCSA
13 11 (0.36%) CISSP
14 10 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
14 10 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
15 9 (0.29%) ISEB
15 9 (0.29%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (1.81%) QA
2 39 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 35 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.97%) NIST
5 29 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 28 (0.91%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.68%) SLA
8 10 (0.32%) GDPR
9 7 (0.23%) COBIT
10 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.065%) MiFID
11 2 (0.065%) PSD2
12 1 (0.032%) PMO
System Software
1 1,470 (47.60%) Docker
2 111 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 111 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
4 39 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 32 (1.04%) HDFS
6 29 (0.94%) NFS
7 24 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
8 22 (0.71%) KVM
8 22 (0.71%) vSphere
9 18 (0.58%) LXC
9 18 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.55%) etcd
11 16 (0.52%) Gluster
12 14 (0.45%) Ceph
12 14 (0.45%) flannel
12 14 (0.45%) SkyDNS
13 12 (0.39%) VMware NSX
14 11 (0.36%) GlusterFS
15 10 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,387 (44.92%) Terraform
2 1,218 (39.44%) Kubernetes
3 1,167 (37.79%) Puppet
4 839 (27.17%) Opscode Chef
5 128 (4.15%) Packer
6 117 (3.79%) Prometheus
7 116 (3.76%) Salt
8 68 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
8 68 (2.20%) HAProxy
9 64 (2.07%) Nagios
10 63 (2.04%) Consul
11 58 (1.88%) Grafana
12 50 (1.62%) logstash
13 49 (1.59%) Kibana
14 40 (1.30%) ZABBIX
15 31 (1.00%) Graphite
15 31 (1.00%) Mesos
16 29 (0.94%) SELinux
17 28 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
18 26 (0.84%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 447 (14.48%) Red Hat
2 250 (8.10%) Google
3 238 (7.71%) Oracle
4 234 (7.58%) VMware
5 232 (7.51%) Splunk
6 211 (6.83%) Microsoft
7 147 (4.76%) Atlassian
8 115 (3.72%) Cisco
9 75 (2.43%) IBM
10 65 (2.10%) Cloudera
10 65 (2.10%) SaltStack
11 58 (1.88%) ServiceNow
12 57 (1.85%) New Relic
13 56 (1.81%) MuleSoft
14 50 (1.62%) Qualys
15 48 (1.55%) HP
16 47 (1.52%) EMC
17 46 (1.49%) AppDynamics
18 44 (1.42%) SAP
19 37 (1.20%) Citrix