Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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
England > North West
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 170 220
Rank change year-on-year +86 +50 -19
Contract jobs citing Ansible 141 56 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.48% 0.86% 0.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.74% 8.92% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 28 13
North West median daily rate £500 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% -15.00%
10th Percentile £393 £390 £311
90th Percentile £593 £549 £471
England median daily rate £525 £520 £475
% change year-on-year +0.96% +9.47% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 594 628 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.46% 9.68% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 400 356
North West median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £238 £196 £215
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £417
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.85% +4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 29
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +63.46% -40.18%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.36 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.80 £43.00 £38.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 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
Manchester +24 61 £450 +9.09% 24
Cheshire +42 39 £515 - 3
Merseyside - 26 £400 - 3
Lancashire +17 9 £500 -
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 101 (71.63%) DevOps
2 93 (65.96%) Jenkins
3 92 (65.25%) Puppet
4 83 (58.87%) Python
5 78 (55.32%) Linux
6 71 (50.35%) Bash Shell
7 65 (46.10%) Configuration Management
8 61 (43.26%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (42.55%) Ruby
10 57 (40.43%) Opscode Chef
11 55 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (33.33%) Docker
13 44 (31.21%) Amazon AWS
14 41 (29.08%) Microsoft Azure
14 41 (29.08%) Java
15 40 (28.37%) Web Services
16 39 (27.66%) Git (software)
17 36 (25.53%) TeamCity
17 36 (25.53%) Continuous Delivery
18 35 (24.82%) PowerShell
19 34 (24.11%) Windows
20 28 (19.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 27 (19.15%) Terraform
22 26 (18.44%) Web Operations
23 17 (12.06%) CentOS
24 16 (11.35%) Red Hat
24 16 (11.35%) Kubernetes
25 15 (10.64%) Public Cloud
25 15 (10.64%) Node.js
25 15 (10.64%) Perl

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 10 (7.09%) nginx
2 9 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (5.67%) Confluence
3 8 (5.67%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.55%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.13%) Drupal
7 2 (1.42%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.71%) JBoss
8 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 44 (31.21%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (29.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.51%) PaaS
4 10 (7.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (4.26%) GitHub
6 5 (3.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.55%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.84%) Slack
8 3 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.13%) CloudFront
8 3 (2.13%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.71%) Datadog
10 1 (0.71%) IaaS
10 1 (0.71%) Route 53
10 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.84%) HTTP
2 3 (2.13%) SMS
2 3 (2.13%) VPN
3 2 (1.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) ATM
4 1 (0.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.71%) FTP
4 1 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.71%) LDAP
4 1 (0.71%) SAN
4 1 (0.71%) SMTP
4 1 (0.71%) SSH
4 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.51%) Redis
2 10 (7.09%) Big Data
3 8 (5.67%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.84%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 93 (65.96%) Jenkins
2 39 (27.66%) Git (software)
3 36 (25.53%) TeamCity
4 14 (9.93%) Selenium
5 11 (7.80%) JMeter
6 10 (7.09%) JIRA
6 10 (7.09%) Mocha
7 7 (4.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (4.26%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.26%) SonarQube
9 5 (3.55%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.84%) GitLab
11 2 (1.42%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.42%) IBM UrbanCode
11 2 (1.42%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.71%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.71%) PyCharm
12 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 7 (4.96%) Marketing
2 6 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.55%) Electronics
3 5 (3.55%) Finance
3 5 (3.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (56.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (17.02%) WebOps Engineer
3 18 (12.77%) Developer
4 16 (11.35%) Architect
5 15 (10.64%) AWS Engineer
6 14 (9.93%) AWS DevOps
7 12 (8.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 12 (8.51%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (8.51%) Java Developer
8 11 (7.80%) Azure DevOps
8 11 (7.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 10 (7.09%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (6.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 9 (6.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 7 (4.96%) Senior DevOps
11 7 (4.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) Node.js Developer
12 6 (4.26%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) Software Engineer
13 5 (3.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.37%) Web Services
2 15 (10.64%) Node.js
3 10 (7.09%) Express
3 10 (7.09%) Nunjucks
3 10 (7.09%) React
3 10 (7.09%) RESTful
3 10 (7.09%) SAML
4 7 (4.96%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.96%) J2EE
4 7 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (4.26%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (4.26%) Spring Boot
6 5 (3.55%) Middleware
6 5 (3.55%) Spring
6 5 (3.55%) Spring MVC
6 5 (3.55%) Spring Security
7 4 (2.84%) .NET
8 3 (2.13%) Kafka
8 3 (2.13%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.71%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.26%) iPad
3 5 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.84%) Clustering
4 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.84%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.71%) Fintech
6 1 (0.71%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 78 (55.32%) Linux
2 34 (24.11%) Windows
3 28 (19.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (12.06%) CentOS
5 11 (7.80%) Ubuntu
5 11 (7.80%) Unix
6 7 (4.96%) Debian
7 3 (2.13%) SUSE
8 2 (1.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (71.63%) DevOps
2 65 (46.10%) Configuration Management
3 61 (43.26%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (25.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (18.44%) Web Operations
7 15 (10.64%) Scrum
8 11 (7.80%) Microservices
9 10 (7.09%) Open Source
10 9 (6.38%) BDD
10 9 (6.38%) Test Automation
11 7 (4.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 7 (4.96%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.96%) Task Automation
11 7 (4.96%) Use Case
11 7 (4.96%) User Stories
12 6 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.26%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.26%) Mentoring
12 6 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 83 (58.87%) Python
2 71 (50.35%) Bash Shell
3 60 (42.55%) Ruby
4 41 (29.08%) Java
5 35 (24.82%) PowerShell
6 15 (10.64%) Perl
7 11 (7.80%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.80%) PHP
8 10 (7.09%) C++
9 8 (5.67%) Shell Script
10 7 (4.96%) C#
10 7 (4.96%) Groovy
10 7 (4.96%) VB
11 6 (4.26%) SQL
12 4 (2.84%) Scala
13 3 (2.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 14 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.13%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) GCP
2 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 47 (33.33%) Docker
2 8 (5.67%) KVM
2 8 (5.67%) LXC
3 5 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.42%) etcd
5 2 (1.42%) flannel
5 2 (1.42%) vSphere
6 1 (0.71%) Firmware
6 1 (0.71%) NFS
6 1 (0.71%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 92 (65.25%) Puppet
2 57 (40.43%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (19.15%) Terraform
4 16 (11.35%) Kubernetes
5 7 (4.96%) Packer
6 5 (3.55%) Mesos
7 4 (2.84%) Nagios
8 3 (2.13%) Icinga
8 3 (2.13%) Kibana
8 3 (2.13%) logstash
9 2 (1.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.42%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.42%) Salt
10 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.71%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (11.35%) Red Hat
2 7 (4.96%) Splunk
3 6 (4.26%) VMware
4 5 (3.55%) Google
4 5 (3.55%) SAP
5 4 (2.84%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.13%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.42%) Cisco
7 2 (1.42%) New Relic
7 2 (1.42%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.71%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.71%) F5
8 1 (0.71%) HP
8 1 (0.71%) IBM
8 1 (0.71%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle
8 1 (0.71%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.71%) WSO2