Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 31 May 2020 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 > Manchester
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 55 81
Rank change year-on-year +15 +26 -11
Contract jobs citing Ansible 55 96 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 3.83% 3.53% 2.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.65% 23.19% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 74 63
Median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £425 £368 £420
90th Percentile £575 £660 £635
North West median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 Manchester with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 254 414 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.69% 15.21% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 285 256
Median daily rate £450 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +8.11%
10th Percentile £246 £300 £325
90th Percentile £575 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 22
Median hourly rate £24.20 £16.74 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.51% +15.78% +36.09%
10th Percentile £18.82 £13.53 £12.28
90th Percentile £25.29 £38.60 £57.88
Median hourly rate £21.35 £17.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +23.75% +13.11% -23.75%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Ansible as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in Manchester

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ansible in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Ansible in Manchester

Ansible
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ansible in Manchester over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ansible in Manchester

Ansible
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. 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
Altrincham - 2 £245 -
Ansible
North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 43 (78.18%) Terraform
2 41 (74.55%) DevOps
2 41 (74.55%) AWS
3 30 (54.55%) Docker
4 24 (43.64%) Infrastructure as Code
4 24 (43.64%) Python
4 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (41.82%) Puppet
5 23 (41.82%) Jenkins
6 22 (40.00%) Kubernetes
7 21 (38.18%) Java
8 20 (36.36%) Bash Shell
9 19 (34.55%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (32.73%) Azure
10 18 (32.73%) Configuration Management
11 17 (30.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (29.09%) Microservices
13 15 (27.27%) GitLab
14 13 (23.64%) Linux
14 13 (23.64%) Public Sector
15 12 (21.82%) QA
16 11 (20.00%) Open Source
17 10 (18.18%) Migration
17 10 (18.18%) Scrum
18 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
18 9 (16.36%) Load Balancing
18 9 (16.36%) Prometheus
18 9 (16.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 8 (14.55%) GCP
19 8 (14.55%) Salt

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (7.27%) Mule
2 3 (5.45%) Confluence
2 3 (5.45%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.64%) Documentum
4 1 (1.82%) Apache
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.82%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 41 (74.55%) AWS
2 18 (32.73%) Azure
3 17 (30.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (14.55%) GCP
5 6 (10.91%) GitHub
6 4 (7.27%) IaaS
6 4 (7.27%) PaaS
7 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (5.45%) OpenShift
7 3 (5.45%) Serverless
8 2 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.82%) Apigee
9 1 (1.82%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.82%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.82%) Kong
9 1 (1.82%) Slack
9 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) DNS
2 4 (7.27%) VPN
3 1 (1.82%) DHCP
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) FTP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) IPsec
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) Pentaho
2 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.82%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 23 (41.82%) Jenkins
2 15 (27.27%) GitLab
3 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
4 7 (12.73%) CircleCI
4 7 (12.73%) Travis CI
5 5 (9.09%) Hudson
6 4 (7.27%) Subversion
7 3 (5.45%) Artifactory
7 3 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.45%) JIRA
8 2 (3.64%) REST Assured
8 2 (3.64%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.82%) Buildbot
9 1 (1.82%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.82%) JMeter
9 1 (1.82%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.82%) Spinnaker
9 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (23.64%) Public Sector
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Legal
3 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Automotive
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Consultant
3 11 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
4 10 (18.18%) DevOps Consultant
5 9 (16.36%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (14.55%) Platform Engineer
7 7 (12.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (7.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Cloud Consultant
9 4 (7.27%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (7.27%) Senior DevOps Consultant
10 3 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) Automation Tester
11 2 (3.64%) AWS Consultant
11 2 (3.64%) Azure Specialist
11 2 (3.64%) DevOps Specialist
11 2 (3.64%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (14.55%) REST
2 7 (12.73%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) Node.js
2 7 (12.73%) SOAP
3 5 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (5.45%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.64%) LDAP
5 2 (3.64%) Sensu
6 1 (1.82%) AWS Amplify
6 1 (1.82%) Kafka
6 1 (1.82%) Middleware
6 1 (1.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Public Cloud
2 4 (7.27%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Linux
2 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (10.91%) Unix
3 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.27%) CentOS
4 4 (7.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (74.55%) DevOps
2 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (43.64%) Infrastructure as Code
3 18 (32.73%) Configuration Management
4 16 (29.09%) Microservices
5 11 (20.00%) Open Source
6 10 (18.18%) Migration
6 10 (18.18%) Scrum
7 9 (16.36%) Load Balancing
7 9 (16.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 7 (12.73%) Collaborative Working
8 7 (12.73%) Project Delivery
8 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
9 6 (10.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
11 4 (7.27%) Kanban
11 4 (7.27%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) Python
2 21 (38.18%) Java
3 20 (36.36%) Bash Shell
4 8 (14.55%) Perl
5 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.73%) Ruby
6 5 (9.09%) Go
6 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 4 (7.27%) Groovy
8 3 (5.45%) PHP
8 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) CCNP
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.64%) RHCE
2 2 (3.64%) RHCSA
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) MCSA
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) QA
System Software
1 30 (54.55%) Docker
2 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (78.18%) Terraform
2 23 (41.82%) Puppet
3 22 (40.00%) Kubernetes
4 19 (34.55%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (16.36%) Prometheus
6 8 (14.55%) Grafana
6 8 (14.55%) Salt
7 7 (12.73%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (12.73%) Nagios
8 4 (7.27%) Rancher
9 2 (3.64%) SELinux
9 2 (3.64%) Uchiwa
9 2 (3.64%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
10 1 (1.82%) Istio
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) MuleSoft
3 5 (9.09%) VMware
4 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) NetApp
6 2 (3.64%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.82%) CommVault
7 1 (1.82%) Google
7 1 (1.82%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.82%) Splunk
7 1 (1.82%) Tableau
7 1 (1.82%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.82%) Twitter