Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 84 121
Rank change year-on-year +24 +37 +268
Contract jobs citing Ansible 3,765 2,655 2,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.00% 2.85% 2.08%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.62% 24.19% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,802 1,963 1,415
England median daily rate £538 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +13.89%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £390
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -20.63% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £47.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% -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 13,630 10,974 11,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.50% 11.78% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,299 7,464 7,297
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 257 251
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +10.61%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.63 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year - -25.53% +18.99%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +14 2,144 £550 - 475
South East +16 515 £525 +5.00% 86
North of England +28 424 £500 +5.26% 103
East of England +72 269 £528 +0.48% 48
Midlands +60 234 £485 -3.10% 44
North West +9 184 £550 +13.40% 43
South West +50 183 £475 +6.74% 52
West Midlands +23 133 £500 -1.96% 33
Yorkshire +7 126 £475 - 38
North East +63 116 £490 +24.44% 22
East Midlands +70 99 £450 - 11
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 2,582 (68.58%) DevOps
2 2,036 (54.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1,875 (49.80%) Linux
4 1,831 (48.63%) Puppet
5 1,810 (48.07%) Jenkins
6 1,761 (46.77%) Docker
7 1,561 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
8 1,520 (40.37%) Python
9 1,468 (38.99%) Terraform
10 1,446 (38.41%) Opscode Chef
11 1,262 (33.52%) Java
12 1,144 (30.39%) Kubernetes
13 973 (25.84%) Git (software)
14 936 (24.86%) Continuous Integration
15 857 (22.76%) Configuration Management
16 847 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 687 (18.25%) Bash Shell
18 606 (16.10%) Windows
19 565 (15.01%) TDD
20 550 (14.61%) Unix
21 471 (12.51%) Finance
22 469 (12.46%) Oracle
23 467 (12.40%) NoSQL
24 451 (11.98%) Red Hat
25 445 (11.82%) Test Automation
26 442 (11.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 441 (11.71%) MySQL
28 440 (11.69%) Scrum
29 435 (11.55%) PostgreSQL
30 419 (11.13%) Open Source

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
1 375 (9.96%) Tomcat
2 285 (7.57%) Apache
3 261 (6.93%) OpenStack
4 243 (6.45%) Confluence
5 236 (6.27%) Elasticsearch
6 220 (5.84%) WebLogic
7 209 (5.55%) WebSphere
8 187 (4.97%) nginx
9 154 (4.09%) JBoss
10 122 (3.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 110 (2.92%) IIS
12 104 (2.76%) Apache Spark
13 76 (2.02%) Jetty
14 30 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 25 (0.66%) Apache Solr
16 21 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 15 (0.40%) Apache Pig
17 15 (0.40%) Mongrel
18 14 (0.37%) Gunicorn
19 11 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 72 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.13%) HipChat
6 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.053%) InVision
7 2 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.080%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.053%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.027%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.027%) Magento
7 1 (0.027%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.027%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2,036 (54.08%) Amazon AWS
2 847 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 357 (9.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 350 (9.30%) Amazon EC2
5 280 (7.44%) GitHub
6 277 (7.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 254 (6.75%) Amazon S3
8 236 (6.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 209 (5.55%) Serverless
10 184 (4.89%) PaaS
11 177 (4.70%) AWS Lambda
12 151 (4.01%) OpenShift
13 148 (3.93%) IaaS
14 111 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
15 110 (2.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 96 (2.55%) SaaS
17 73 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
18 70 (1.86%) Route 53
19 62 (1.65%) npm
20 58 (1.54%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 195 (5.18%) Firewall
2 170 (4.52%) HTTP
3 149 (3.96%) DNS
4 142 (3.77%) SSL
5 130 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 81 (2.15%) Kerberos
7 71 (1.89%) VPN
8 48 (1.27%) DHCP
9 44 (1.17%) SSH
10 43 (1.14%) Internet
11 37 (0.98%) BIG-IP
12 32 (0.85%) Network Security
13 31 (0.82%) LAN
14 29 (0.77%) DSL
14 29 (0.77%) OpenLDAP
14 29 (0.77%) WAN
15 28 (0.74%) VLAN
16 26 (0.69%) SAN
17 23 (0.61%) iSCSI
18 20 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 467 (12.40%) NoSQL
2 441 (11.71%) MySQL
3 435 (11.55%) PostgreSQL
4 401 (10.65%) Hadoop
5 276 (7.33%) MongoDB
6 247 (6.56%) Big Data
7 189 (5.02%) SQL Server
8 143 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 138 (3.67%) Amazon RDS
10 112 (2.97%) Relational Database
11 92 (2.44%) Apache Hive
12 81 (2.15%) Redis
13 71 (1.89%) HBase
14 60 (1.59%) Sqoop
15 50 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
15 50 (1.33%) Oracle Database
16 45 (1.20%) Impala
17 44 (1.17%) RDBMS
18 36 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 32 (0.85%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1,810 (48.07%) Jenkins
2 973 (25.84%) Git (software)
3 360 (9.56%) JIRA
4 340 (9.03%) Maven
5 264 (7.01%) GitLab
6 244 (6.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 208 (5.52%) Artifactory
8 199 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 174 (4.62%) NUnit
10 168 (4.46%) Bitbucket
11 164 (4.36%) Subversion
12 163 (4.33%) MSTest
13 149 (3.96%) Vagrant
14 144 (3.82%) Selenium
15 140 (3.72%) TeamCity
16 134 (3.56%) Gradle
17 104 (2.76%) Cucumber
18 99 (2.63%) Travis CI
19 98 (2.60%) JUnit
20 75 (1.99%) SonarQube
General
1 471 (12.51%) Finance
2 254 (6.75%) Banking
3 98 (2.60%) Retail
4 93 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 63 (1.67%) Marketing
6 47 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 43 (1.14%) Electronics
8 35 (0.93%) Publishing
9 27 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 25 (0.66%) Games
11 24 (0.64%) Front Office
12 19 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.48%) Advertising
14 16 (0.42%) Law
15 12 (0.32%) Legal
16 11 (0.29%) Back Office
17 7 (0.19%) Automotive
17 7 (0.19%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
19 3 (0.080%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,745 (46.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 697 (18.51%) Developer
3 595 (15.80%) AWS Engineer
4 557 (14.79%) AWS DevOps
5 494 (13.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 388 (10.31%) Java Developer
7 223 (5.92%) Senior DevOps
8 217 (5.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 201 (5.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 177 (4.70%) Linux Engineer
11 176 (4.67%) Architect
12 168 (4.46%) Consultant
13 158 (4.20%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 127 (3.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 127 (3.37%) Platform Engineer
14 127 (3.37%) Python Engineer
15 112 (2.97%) DevOps Consultant
16 104 (2.76%) Azure Engineer
17 102 (2.71%) Azure DevOps
18 98 (2.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (8.50%) Web Services
2 273 (7.25%) Node.js
3 267 (7.09%) Elastic Stack
4 266 (7.07%) Spring
5 207 (5.50%) Kafka
6 175 (4.65%) .NET
7 152 (4.04%) Middleware
8 142 (3.77%) React
9 139 (3.69%) REST
10 132 (3.51%) RESTful
11 123 (3.27%) Spring Boot
12 113 (3.00%) AngularJS
13 103 (2.74%) Hibernate
14 100 (2.66%) JSON
15 94 (2.50%) LDAP
16 91 (2.42%) HTML
17 89 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
18 85 (2.26%) CSS
19 70 (1.86%) SOAP
20 66 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 214 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
2 178 (4.73%) Public Cloud
3 131 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 109 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (2.28%) Computer Science
6 76 (2.02%) Cloud Native
7 75 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
8 66 (1.75%) PKI
9 64 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
10 63 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
11 50 (1.33%) Clustering
12 48 (1.27%) Wiki
13 47 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
14 43 (1.14%) Fintech
15 37 (0.98%) Management Information System
16 32 (0.85%) User Experience
17 30 (0.80%) Mobile App
18 29 (0.77%) Private Cloud
19 27 (0.72%) Replication
20 25 (0.66%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1,875 (49.80%) Linux
2 606 (16.10%) Windows
3 550 (14.61%) Unix
4 442 (11.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 300 (7.97%) CentOS
6 112 (2.97%) Ubuntu
7 94 (2.50%) Windows Server
8 65 (1.73%) Solaris
9 48 (1.27%) CoreOS
10 47 (1.25%) Debian
11 30 (0.80%) AIX
12 25 (0.66%) VMS
13 22 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 22 (0.58%) SUSE
14 20 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (0.50%) Android
15 19 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 16 (0.42%) Fedora
17 12 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,582 (68.58%) DevOps
2 1,561 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 936 (24.86%) Continuous Integration
4 857 (22.76%) Configuration Management
5 565 (15.01%) TDD
6 445 (11.82%) Test Automation
7 440 (11.69%) Scrum
8 419 (11.13%) Open Source
9 408 (10.84%) Microservices
10 338 (8.98%) Continuous Delivery
11 323 (8.58%) Software Engineering
12 321 (8.53%) Migration
13 314 (8.34%) Deployment Automation
14 280 (7.44%) BDD
15 250 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
16 244 (6.48%) OO
17 172 (4.57%) Continuous Deployment
18 167 (4.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 163 (4.33%) Kanban
20 161 (4.28%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,520 (40.37%) Python
2 1,262 (33.52%) Java
3 687 (18.25%) Bash Shell
4 391 (10.39%) Ruby
5 337 (8.95%) Perl
6 331 (8.79%) PowerShell
7 324 (8.61%) SQL
8 323 (8.58%) Shell Script
9 311 (8.26%) JavaScript
10 249 (6.61%) Go
11 232 (6.16%) Groovy
12 133 (3.53%) Java 8
13 117 (3.11%) PHP
14 94 (2.50%) C#
15 93 (2.47%) Scala
16 85 (2.26%) Korn
17 77 (2.05%) C++
18 68 (1.81%) C
19 55 (1.46%) ES6
20 38 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 408 (10.84%) Security Cleared
2 288 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 126 (3.35%) Degree
4 72 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 68 (1.81%) AWS Certification
6 31 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 31 (0.82%) RHCE
7 22 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 8 (0.21%) CCNA
11 8 (0.21%) OCP
11 8 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.13%) CCNP
13 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.11%) CISSP
14 4 (0.11%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.080%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (2.90%) QA
2 23 (0.61%) GDPR
3 14 (0.37%) SLA
4 12 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.24%) MiFID
7 5 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.11%) PMO
9 3 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.080%) PSD2
10 2 (0.053%) COBIT
10 2 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.053%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.027%) BS25999
11 1 (0.027%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.027%) FISMA
11 1 (0.027%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.027%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1,761 (46.77%) Docker
2 190 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
4 95 (2.52%) Active Directory
5 77 (2.05%) HDFS
6 60 (1.59%) NFS
7 39 (1.04%) Hyper-V
8 36 (0.96%) vSphere
9 33 (0.88%) VirtualBox
10 30 (0.80%) Xen
11 29 (0.77%) etcd
12 28 (0.74%) flannel
12 28 (0.74%) KVM
13 25 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 23 (0.61%) Ceph
15 20 (0.53%) vCloud
16 19 (0.50%) SkyDNS
17 18 (0.48%) GlusterFS
18 17 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
19 16 (0.42%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,831 (48.63%) Puppet
2 1,468 (38.99%) Terraform
3 1,446 (38.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1,144 (30.39%) Kubernetes
5 206 (5.47%) Packer
6 190 (5.05%) Salt
7 144 (3.82%) Nagios
8 115 (3.05%) Kibana
9 100 (2.66%) ZABBIX
10 97 (2.58%) logstash
11 89 (2.36%) Docker Swarm
12 81 (2.15%) Prometheus
13 79 (2.10%) Hadoop YARN
14 71 (1.89%) Rancher
15 65 (1.73%) Cobbler
16 61 (1.62%) Consul
17 58 (1.54%) Mesos
18 56 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
19 52 (1.38%) Grafana
20 46 (1.22%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 469 (12.46%) Oracle
2 451 (11.98%) Red Hat
3 289 (7.68%) Splunk
4 275 (7.30%) Google
5 264 (7.01%) VMware
6 207 (5.50%) Microsoft
7 112 (2.97%) Atlassian
8 96 (2.55%) Cloudera
9 85 (2.26%) SaltStack
10 82 (2.18%) New Relic
11 63 (1.67%) IBM
12 61 (1.62%) Cisco
12 61 (1.62%) SAP
13 50 (1.33%) AppDynamics
13 50 (1.33%) Hortonworks
14 47 (1.25%) F5
15 40 (1.06%) Black Duck
16 38 (1.01%) ServiceNow
17 33 (0.88%) Citrix
18 29 (0.77%) NetApp