Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 16 October 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 96 186
Rank change year-on-year +25 +90 +33
Contract jobs citing Ansible 169 116 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.86% 2.06% 0.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.78% 18.89% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 94 20
North West median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £425 £363 £425
90th Percentile £700 £600 £614
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £40.75 £47.25
% change year-on-year +77.91% -13.76% -

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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 742 614 710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.55% 10.91% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 389 396
North West median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +9.59%
10th Percentile £234 £256 £231
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 23 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.52% +69.22%
10th Percentile £11.72 £10.75 £13.35
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.60 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +8.33%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Ansible as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the North West

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in the North West

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in the North West over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in the North West

Ansible
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Manchester +17 104 £600 +20.00% 48
Lancashire +4 30 £500 - 6
Cheshire +2 20 £525 +8.25% 12
Merseyside -15 4 £520 +30.00% 4
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 North West region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 140 (82.84%) DevOps
2 130 (76.92%) Puppet
3 116 (68.64%) Jenkins
4 105 (62.13%) Terraform
5 102 (60.36%) Python
6 100 (59.17%) Docker
7 90 (53.25%) Linux
8 89 (52.66%) Amazon AWS
9 80 (47.34%) Opscode Chef
10 69 (40.83%) Java
11 65 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
12 58 (34.32%) Kubernetes
13 45 (26.63%) Configuration Management
13 45 (26.63%) Git (software)
14 40 (23.67%) Test Automation
15 38 (22.49%) CentOS
16 37 (21.89%) Microservices
16 37 (21.89%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (20.71%) Shell Script
18 34 (20.12%) MySQL
18 34 (20.12%) Bash Shell
19 31 (18.34%) Open Source
19 31 (18.34%) TDD
20 30 (17.75%) Spring
20 30 (17.75%) Maven
20 30 (17.75%) Amazon EC2
21 29 (17.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 29 (17.16%) Gradle
21 29 (17.16%) Scrum
22 27 (15.98%) BDD

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 23 (13.61%) nginx
2 22 (13.02%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (5.92%) Confluence
4 6 (3.55%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.78%) Apache
5 3 (1.78%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.18%) JBoss
6 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.59%) IIS
7 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 89 (52.66%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (17.75%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (11.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (11.24%) PaaS
5 18 (10.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 17 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (9.47%) npm
8 15 (8.88%) Amazon ELB
9 13 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (5.92%) Amazon S3
11 9 (5.33%) Route 53
11 9 (5.33%) SaaS
12 7 (4.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (2.37%) GitHub
14 4 (2.37%) OpenShift
15 3 (1.78%) IaaS
16 2 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
16 2 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
16 2 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.83%) HTTP
2 10 (5.92%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.73%) Internet
4 6 (3.55%) DNS
4 6 (3.55%) SSL
5 4 (2.37%) DSL
5 4 (2.37%) VPN
6 3 (1.78%) DHCP
6 3 (1.78%) FTP
6 3 (1.78%) IPsec
6 3 (1.78%) SSH
7 2 (1.18%) BGP
7 2 (1.18%) Firewall
7 2 (1.18%) IPFIX
7 2 (1.18%) Junos
7 2 (1.18%) MPLS
7 2 (1.18%) MRTG
7 2 (1.18%) OSPF
7 2 (1.18%) SNMP
7 2 (1.18%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.12%) MySQL
2 23 (13.61%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.10%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (5.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (4.73%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (2.96%) Big Data
8 5 (2.96%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.96%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.78%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.78%) HBase
9 3 (1.78%) Pentaho
9 3 (1.78%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.18%) SQLite
11 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 116 (68.64%) Jenkins
2 45 (26.63%) Git (software)
3 30 (17.75%) Maven
4 29 (17.16%) Gradle
5 23 (13.61%) GitLab
6 22 (13.02%) Sonatype Nexus
7 18 (10.65%) IBM UrbanCode
8 17 (10.06%) Travis CI
9 16 (9.47%) CircleCI
9 16 (9.47%) gulp
10 14 (8.28%) JUnit
10 14 (8.28%) SonarQube
11 13 (7.69%) JIRA
11 13 (7.69%) Selenium
12 12 (7.10%) Gatling
12 12 (7.10%) Spock
13 8 (4.73%) Bitbucket
14 6 (3.55%) Artifactory
14 6 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (2.96%) Hudson
General
1 9 (5.33%) Banking
2 6 (3.55%) Retail
3 2 (1.18%) Automotive
3 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 93 (55.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (11.24%) AWS Engineer
3 17 (10.06%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (8.28%) Senior DevOps
5 13 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 12 (7.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.10%) Developer
6 12 (7.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.51%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Platform Engineer
11 4 (2.37%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (2.37%) Java Software Engineer
11 4 (2.37%) Programme Manager
12 3 (1.78%) Architect
12 3 (1.78%) Consultant
12 3 (1.78%) DevOps Developer
12 3 (1.78%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.75%) Spring
2 27 (15.98%) Node.js
3 21 (12.43%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (9.47%) Web Services
5 12 (7.10%) Hibernate
6 10 (5.92%) Spring Boot
7 9 (5.33%) .NET
8 8 (4.73%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (4.73%) React
9 4 (2.37%) Kafka
10 3 (1.78%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.78%) RESTful
10 3 (1.78%) Sensu
10 3 (1.78%) XML
11 2 (1.18%) J2EE
11 2 (1.18%) JMS
11 2 (1.18%) JSON
11 2 (1.18%) Servlets
11 2 (1.18%) WSGI
11 2 (1.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.55%) iPad
2 6 (3.55%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.18%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.18%) Replication
6 1 (0.59%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.59%) Clustering
6 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.59%) Fintech
6 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 90 (53.25%) Linux
2 38 (22.49%) CentOS
3 29 (17.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (14.79%) Windows
5 13 (7.69%) Unix
6 6 (3.55%) VMS
7 3 (1.78%) Debian
7 3 (1.78%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.59%) AIX
8 1 (0.59%) Solaris
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (82.84%) DevOps
2 65 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (26.63%) Configuration Management
4 40 (23.67%) Test Automation
5 37 (21.89%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (21.89%) Microservices
6 31 (18.34%) Open Source
6 31 (18.34%) TDD
7 29 (17.16%) Scrum
8 27 (15.98%) BDD
9 20 (11.83%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (6.51%) API Development
13 10 (5.92%) API Design
13 10 (5.92%) Continuous Deployment
13 10 (5.92%) Mentoring
13 10 (5.92%) User Stories
14 9 (5.33%) Functional Testing
14 9 (5.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 102 (60.36%) Python
2 69 (40.83%) Java
3 35 (20.71%) Shell Script
4 34 (20.12%) Bash Shell
5 26 (15.38%) Groovy
6 24 (14.20%) Java 8
7 17 (10.06%) PHP
7 17 (10.06%) Ruby
8 11 (6.51%) Perl
9 6 (3.55%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.55%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.78%) SQL
11 2 (1.18%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.59%) C#
12 1 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.96%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.78%) QA
System Software
1 100 (59.17%) Docker
2 18 (10.65%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.78%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.18%) KVM
6 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 130 (76.92%) Puppet
2 105 (62.13%) Terraform
3 80 (47.34%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (34.32%) Kubernetes
5 16 (9.47%) Salt
6 14 (8.28%) Packer
7 11 (6.51%) Prometheus
8 9 (5.33%) Grafana
9 8 (4.73%) Rancher
10 6 (3.55%) ZABBIX
11 4 (2.37%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (2.37%) Nagios
12 3 (1.78%) Kibana
12 3 (1.78%) logstash
13 2 (1.18%) Cacti
13 2 (1.18%) collectd
13 2 (1.18%) Netcool
13 2 (1.18%) Observium
13 2 (1.18%) OpenNMS
13 2 (1.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (13.61%) Red Hat
2 17 (10.06%) Black Duck
3 8 (4.73%) VMware
4 7 (4.14%) IBM
4 7 (4.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.14%) Oracle
5 6 (3.55%) Cloudera
5 6 (3.55%) Google
6 5 (2.96%) Blue Prism
7 4 (2.37%) Cisco
7 4 (2.37%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.78%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.78%) Splunk
9 2 (1.18%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.18%) Huawei
9 2 (1.18%) Juniper
9 2 (1.18%) Meraki
9 2 (1.18%) Veeam
10 1 (0.59%) Dell
10 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com