Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 118 377
Rank change year-on-year +36 +259 +234
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2732 2062 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.88% 2.11% 0.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.39% 18.95% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2051 1436 457
England median daily rate £525 £515 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +14.44% -5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £390 £363
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £450
% change year-on-year +2.44% +13.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
England median hourly rate £37.50 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.63% - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -20.63% - -

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 10761 10879 8916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.34% 11.11% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7370 7007 5511
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.19%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £240
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 247 307
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.74% +2.50% +0.45%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -4.42%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +12 1733 £550 +4.76% 230
South East +101 445 £500 +5.26% 29
North of England +105 265 £475 -5.00% 44
North West +74 133 £485 -0.51% 23
Midlands +72 124 £500 -4.76% 19
Yorkshire +23 109 £475 -5.00% 19
East of England +43 105 £525 +2.44% 18
West Midlands +66 85 £520 +4.00% 10
South West -3 62 £450 -13.46% 15
East Midlands +8 36 £463 -11.90% 9
North East +70 23 £400 -15.79% 2
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ansible also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 1888 (69.11%) DevOps
2 1508 (55.20%) Linux
3 1377 (50.40%) Puppet
4 1347 (49.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1234 (45.17%) Jenkins
6 1152 (42.17%) Docker
7 1110 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
8 1103 (40.37%) Python
9 1064 (38.95%) Opscode Chef
10 1023 (37.45%) Java
11 816 (29.87%) Configuration Management
12 802 (29.36%) Continuous Integration
13 760 (27.82%) Git (software)
14 628 (22.99%) Terraform
15 560 (20.50%) Bash Shell
16 529 (19.36%) Kubernetes
17 518 (18.96%) Microsoft Azure
18 516 (18.89%) Finance
19 501 (18.34%) Ruby
20 442 (16.18%) Unix
21 414 (15.15%) TDD
22 407 (14.90%) PostgreSQL
22 407 (14.90%) JIRA
23 403 (14.75%) Windows
24 361 (13.21%) Oracle
24 361 (13.21%) Open Source
25 342 (12.52%) Microservices
26 311 (11.38%) MySQL
27 310 (11.35%) Scrum
27 310 (11.35%) Security Cleared

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
1 299 (10.94%) OpenStack
2 296 (10.83%) Confluence
3 261 (9.55%) Tomcat
4 175 (6.41%) Apache
5 173 (6.33%) Elasticsearch
6 170 (6.22%) nginx
7 134 (4.90%) WebSphere
8 123 (4.50%) WebLogic
9 113 (4.14%) JBoss
10 111 (4.06%) Apache Spark
11 110 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
12 60 (2.20%) IIS
13 59 (2.16%) Apache Solr
14 41 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 40 (1.46%) Jetty
16 19 (0.70%) CMS
17 13 (0.48%) Mule
18 10 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
19 9 (0.33%) SharePoint
20 8 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (0.77%) HipChat
2 15 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.037%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 36 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.11%) Magento
5 3 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.037%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.037%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.037%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.037%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1347 (49.30%) Amazon AWS
2 518 (18.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 216 (7.91%) GitHub
4 212 (7.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 181 (6.63%) PaaS
6 180 (6.59%) Amazon EC2
7 135 (4.94%) IaaS
8 131 (4.80%) Amazon S3
9 112 (4.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 97 (3.55%) OpenShift
11 90 (3.29%) Serverless
12 86 (3.15%) Google Cloud Platform
13 84 (3.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 81 (2.96%) Route 53
15 80 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
16 78 (2.86%) SaaS
17 71 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
18 66 (2.42%) Amazon ELB
19 40 (1.46%) npm
20 38 (1.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 216 (7.91%) TCP/IP
2 169 (6.19%) HTTP
3 168 (6.15%) DNS
4 156 (5.71%) Firewall
5 120 (4.39%) SSL
6 75 (2.75%) VPN
7 69 (2.53%) Kerberos
8 65 (2.38%) LDAP
9 39 (1.43%) DHCP
10 35 (1.28%) LAN
11 30 (1.10%) SSH
11 30 (1.10%) WAN
12 28 (1.02%) Network Security
13 27 (0.99%) SAN
14 23 (0.84%) HTTPS
15 22 (0.81%) Internet
16 20 (0.73%) OpenLDAP
16 20 (0.73%) OpenVPN
17 17 (0.62%) FTP
18 15 (0.55%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (14.90%) PostgreSQL
2 311 (11.38%) MySQL
3 276 (10.10%) NoSQL
4 249 (9.11%) Hadoop
5 224 (8.20%) MongoDB
6 204 (7.47%) Big Data
7 138 (5.05%) Amazon RDS
8 133 (4.87%) Relational Database
9 131 (4.80%) SQL Server
10 97 (3.55%) HBase
11 87 (3.18%) Redis
12 68 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 66 (2.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 57 (2.09%) RDBMS
15 49 (1.79%) DB2
16 41 (1.50%) Apache Hive
17 33 (1.21%) Oracle Database
18 26 (0.95%) Endeca
18 26 (0.95%) Impala
18 26 (0.95%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1234 (45.17%) Jenkins
2 760 (27.82%) Git (software)
3 407 (14.90%) JIRA
4 278 (10.18%) Maven
5 185 (6.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 185 (6.77%) TeamCity
6 173 (6.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 143 (5.23%) Bitbucket
8 141 (5.16%) Subversion
9 127 (4.65%) Ant
10 126 (4.61%) JUnit
11 115 (4.21%) Gradle
11 115 (4.21%) Selenium
12 111 (4.06%) Vagrant
13 109 (3.99%) Artifactory
14 103 (3.77%) NUnit
15 101 (3.70%) GitLab
16 89 (3.26%) MSTest
17 86 (3.15%) SonarQube
18 81 (2.96%) Cucumber
General
1 516 (18.89%) Finance
2 225 (8.24%) Banking
3 92 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 71 (2.60%) Retail Banking
5 66 (2.42%) Marketing
6 61 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 59 (2.16%) Electronics
8 53 (1.94%) Retail
9 42 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 27 (0.99%) Front Office
11 20 (0.73%) Publishing
12 16 (0.59%) Legal
13 13 (0.48%) Games
14 12 (0.44%) Billing
15 10 (0.37%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.33%) Law
17 8 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.26%) Back Office
19 4 (0.15%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1227 (44.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 507 (18.56%) Developer
3 403 (14.75%) AWS DevOps
4 388 (14.20%) AWS Engineer
5 329 (12.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 253 (9.26%) Java Developer
7 247 (9.04%) Linux Engineer
8 184 (6.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 166 (6.08%) Consultant
10 161 (5.89%) Architect
11 154 (5.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 153 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
13 142 (5.20%) Senior DevOps
14 126 (4.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 106 (3.88%) Administrator
16 100 (3.66%) DevOps Consultant
17 92 (3.37%) Automation Engineer
18 81 (2.96%) Lead DevOps
19 73 (2.67%) Senior Developer
20 70 (2.56%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (11.20%) Web Services
2 221 (8.09%) Node.js
3 216 (7.91%) Spring
4 189 (6.92%) Elastic Stack
5 150 (5.49%) Kafka
6 146 (5.34%) REST
7 135 (4.94%) React
8 129 (4.72%) AngularJS
9 127 (4.65%) RESTful
10 124 (4.54%) Spring Boot
11 115 (4.21%) .NET
12 104 (3.81%) Middleware
13 101 (3.70%) JSON
14 75 (2.75%) HTML
14 75 (2.75%) J2EE
14 75 (2.75%) Sensu
15 68 (2.49%) jQuery
16 62 (2.27%) CSS
17 61 (2.23%) XML
18 60 (2.20%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 155 (5.67%) Public Cloud
2 110 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
4 68 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 51 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 50 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
8 47 (1.72%) Algorithms
9 42 (1.54%) iPad
10 41 (1.50%) Fintech
10 41 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 37 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 33 (1.21%) PKI
13 31 (1.13%) Clustering
14 28 (1.02%) Cloud Native
15 26 (0.95%) Social Media
16 24 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 24 (0.88%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.51%) Online Banking
18 13 (0.48%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1508 (55.20%) Linux
2 442 (16.18%) Unix
3 403 (14.75%) Windows
4 303 (11.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 153 (5.60%) CentOS
6 120 (4.39%) Ubuntu
7 119 (4.36%) Windows Server
8 67 (2.45%) Solaris
9 48 (1.76%) CoreOS
10 46 (1.68%) Debian
11 29 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (0.84%) AIX
13 21 (0.77%) VMS
14 16 (0.59%) Windows 7
14 16 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (0.51%) SUSE
16 13 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
16 13 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.48%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1888 (69.11%) DevOps
2 1110 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 816 (29.87%) Configuration Management
4 802 (29.36%) Continuous Integration
5 414 (15.15%) TDD
6 361 (13.21%) Open Source
7 342 (12.52%) Microservices
8 310 (11.35%) Scrum
9 297 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 236 (8.64%) Test Automation
11 196 (7.17%) BDD
12 167 (6.11%) Software Engineering
13 164 (6.00%) Load Balancing
14 161 (5.89%) Migration
15 146 (5.34%) Mentoring
16 145 (5.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 137 (5.01%) OO
18 131 (4.80%) Kanban
19 117 (4.28%) E-Commerce
20 114 (4.17%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1103 (40.37%) Python
2 1023 (37.45%) Java
3 560 (20.50%) Bash Shell
4 501 (18.34%) Ruby
5 262 (9.59%) Perl
6 258 (9.44%) PowerShell
7 243 (8.89%) JavaScript
8 231 (8.46%) SQL
9 158 (5.78%) Go
10 140 (5.12%) Shell Script
11 138 (5.05%) Groovy
12 125 (4.58%) PHP
13 109 (3.99%) C#
14 101 (3.70%) Scala
15 65 (2.38%) C++
16 38 (1.39%) C
17 32 (1.17%) Korn
18 31 (1.13%) TypeScript
19 23 (0.84%) ES6
20 18 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 310 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 248 (9.08%) SC Cleared
3 74 (2.71%) Degree
4 56 (2.05%) AWS Certification
5 32 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (0.66%) RHCE
7 16 (0.59%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.37%) CCNP
9 9 (0.33%) BC Cleared
9 9 (0.33%) RHCA
10 8 (0.29%) CISSP
10 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (0.26%) CCSP
11 7 (0.26%) CISM
12 6 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.18%) CCNA
13 5 (0.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.46%) QA
2 35 (1.28%) GCP
3 14 (0.51%) SLA
4 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.11%) GDPR
8 2 (0.073%) COBIT
9 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.037%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.037%) MiFID
9 1 (0.037%) PSD2
System Software
1 1152 (42.17%) Docker
2 138 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (3.18%) Active Directory
4 68 (2.49%) HDFS
5 61 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
6 53 (1.94%) vCloud
7 52 (1.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 43 (1.57%) KVM
9 31 (1.13%) LXC
10 29 (1.06%) Apache Flume
11 24 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
12 23 (0.84%) Hyper-V
12 23 (0.84%) vSphere
13 22 (0.81%) Xen
14 19 (0.70%) etcd
15 18 (0.66%) NFS
15 18 (0.66%) Squid
16 17 (0.62%) Postfix
17 14 (0.51%) Samba
17 14 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1377 (50.40%) Puppet
2 1064 (38.95%) Opscode Chef
3 628 (22.99%) Terraform
4 529 (19.36%) Kubernetes
5 124 (4.54%) logstash
6 116 (4.25%) Salt
7 110 (4.03%) Kibana
8 95 (3.48%) Nagios
9 78 (2.86%) Rancher
10 77 (2.82%) Packer
11 74 (2.71%) Mesos
12 69 (2.53%) ZABBIX
13 66 (2.42%) Grafana
14 58 (2.12%) Docker Swarm
15 49 (1.79%) Consul
16 44 (1.61%) Prometheus
17 43 (1.57%) HAProxy
18 32 (1.17%) Cobbler
19 29 (1.06%) Sysdig
20 27 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 361 (13.21%) Oracle
2 306 (11.20%) Red Hat
3 274 (10.03%) VMware
4 148 (5.42%) Splunk
5 130 (4.76%) Atlassian
6 126 (4.61%) Microsoft
7 109 (3.99%) SaltStack
8 96 (3.51%) Google
9 74 (2.71%) SAP
10 61 (2.23%) IBM
11 48 (1.76%) New Relic
12 47 (1.72%) Rackspace
13 34 (1.24%) Hortonworks
14 31 (1.13%) AppDynamics
14 31 (1.13%) F5
15 29 (1.06%) ATG
15 29 (1.06%) Cloudera
16 25 (0.92%) Cisco
17 24 (0.88%) BMC
17 24 (0.88%) Remedy