Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 20 September 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 46 63
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17 +16
Contract jobs citing Ansible 24 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.79% 1.90% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.86% 15.71% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 0
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - -
North West median daily rate £525 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 105 70 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 16.59% 12.07% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 38 46
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £488 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +36.36% +2.14%
10th Percentile £416 £304 £254
90th Percentile £538 £583 £484
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £28.83 £44.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.49% +54.39% -8.95%
10th Percentile £19.71 £40.38 £13.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.87
% change year-on-year +11.11% -24.51% +57.47%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Ansible as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in Lancashire

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ansible in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in Lancashire

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in Lancashire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in Lancashire

Ansible
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Preston +22 11 £525 - 1
Blackpool -14 10 £469 -6.25%
Chorley - 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £500 -
Ansible
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 21 (87.50%) DevOps
2 19 (79.17%) Terraform
3 18 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 18 (75.00%) Linux
3 18 (75.00%) Puppet
4 13 (54.17%) Python
5 12 (50.00%) Kubernetes
6 11 (45.83%) GitLab
6 11 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (45.83%) CentOS
7 9 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
8 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
9 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (29.17%) Docker
10 6 (25.00%) Black Duck
10 6 (25.00%) SonarQube
11 5 (20.83%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (20.83%) HTTP
12 4 (16.67%) MySQL
12 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
12 4 (16.67%) Ruby
12 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (16.67%) Groovy
12 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
12 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (16.67%) Amazon S3
12 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
12 4 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (16.67%) Route 53

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (4.17%) JBoss
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (20.83%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (16.67%) Amazon S3
3 4 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (16.67%) GitHub
3 4 (16.67%) OpenShift
3 4 (16.67%) Route 53
3 4 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (8.33%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 4 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (45.83%) GitLab
3 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 6 (25.00%) SonarQube
5 4 (16.67%) Bitbucket
5 4 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (8.33%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
7 1 (4.17%) JIRA
7 1 (4.17%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) AWS DevOps
3 5 (20.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Python Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) YAML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) JMS
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Linux
2 11 (45.83%) CentOS
3 9 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) DevOps
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 4 (16.67%) Microservices
4 3 (12.50%) Open Source
4 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.33%) Business Development
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Python
2 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (16.67%) Groovy
2 4 (16.67%) Ruby
2 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Docker
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (79.17%) Terraform
2 18 (75.00%) Puppet
3 12 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 4 (16.67%) Grafana
4 4 (16.67%) Packer
4 4 (16.67%) Prometheus
4 4 (16.67%) Rancher
5 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (8.33%) Nagios
6 2 (8.33%) ZABBIX
7 1 (4.17%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 6 (25.00%) Black Duck
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) EMC
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle