Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 82 198
Rank change year-on-year +12 +116 +29
Contract jobs citing Ansible 178 121 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.90% 2.14% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.03% 20.17% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 91 19
North West median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £420 £325 £463
90th Percentile £673 £625 £585
England median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +81.25% -15.34% +18.13%

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 808 600 741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.17% 10.60% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 385 392
North West median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £238
90th Percentile £591 £575 £559
England median daily rate £488 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +4.84% +9.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 19
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £40.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.75% +92.96% +48.07%
10th Percentile £12.14 £10.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.63 £44.00 £56.65
England median hourly rate £19.20 £17.89 £22.00
% change year-on-year +7.35% -18.70% +8.99%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -8 90 £513 +7.89% 39
Cheshire +23 37 £525 +13.51% 17
Lancashire +4 22 £500 +5.82% 2
Merseyside +6 16 £575 +43.75% 3
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 135 (75.84%) DevOps
2 129 (72.47%) Puppet
3 110 (61.80%) Jenkins
4 93 (52.25%) Linux
5 91 (51.12%) Python
6 89 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
7 83 (46.63%) Amazon AWS
8 80 (44.94%) Terraform
9 79 (44.38%) Docker
10 61 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
10 61 (34.27%) Kubernetes
11 55 (30.90%) Configuration Management
12 54 (30.34%) Git (software)
13 52 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
14 50 (28.09%) Java
15 46 (25.84%) Bash Shell
16 34 (19.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 34 (19.10%) Ruby
16 34 (19.10%) Microservices
17 31 (17.42%) Test Automation
18 30 (16.85%) Windows
19 27 (15.17%) Continuous Delivery
20 24 (13.48%) Red Hat
20 24 (13.48%) CentOS
21 23 (12.92%) Node.js
21 23 (12.92%) Sonatype Nexus
22 20 (11.24%) AWS CloudFormation
22 20 (11.24%) Spring
23 19 (10.67%) TDD
23 19 (10.67%) Scrum

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 11 (6.18%) Apache Spark
2 10 (5.62%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (5.06%) nginx
4 8 (4.49%) Confluence
5 4 (2.25%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.12%) Apache
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.56%) Drupal
8 1 (0.56%) JBoss
8 1 (0.56%) Jetty
8 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 83 (46.63%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.24%) AWS CloudFormation
3 18 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (7.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (7.30%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (6.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (5.06%) PaaS
7 9 (5.06%) Serverless
8 8 (4.49%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (3.93%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (2.81%) GitHub
10 5 (2.81%) npm
10 5 (2.81%) SaaS
11 4 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (2.25%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.69%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (1.12%) Slack
14 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.37%) HTTP
1 6 (3.37%) Internet
1 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
1 6 (3.37%) VPN
2 4 (2.25%) DSL
3 3 (1.69%) DHCP
3 3 (1.69%) DNS
3 3 (1.69%) FTP
3 3 (1.69%) IPsec
3 3 (1.69%) SSH
4 2 (1.12%) BGP
4 2 (1.12%) IPFIX
4 2 (1.12%) Junos
4 2 (1.12%) MPLS
4 2 (1.12%) MRTG
4 2 (1.12%) OSPF
4 2 (1.12%) SNMP
4 2 (1.12%) TACACS
5 1 (0.56%) AMQP
5 1 (0.56%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.55%) Big Data
2 15 (8.43%) Hadoop
3 9 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.93%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (3.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (3.37%) MySQL
6 4 (2.25%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.25%) HBase
7 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.12%) SQLite
9 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 110 (61.80%) Jenkins
2 54 (30.34%) Git (software)
3 23 (12.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 18 (10.11%) JIRA
5 11 (6.18%) GitLab
5 11 (6.18%) Maven
6 9 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (5.06%) Bitbucket
6 9 (5.06%) TeamCity
7 8 (4.49%) PyCharm
8 6 (3.37%) Gradle
8 6 (3.37%) Hudson
8 6 (3.37%) IBM UrbanCode
8 6 (3.37%) JUnit
8 6 (3.37%) Mocha
8 6 (3.37%) Mockito
9 5 (2.81%) Travis CI
10 4 (2.25%) CircleCI
10 4 (2.25%) gulp
10 4 (2.25%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (9.55%) Banking
2 12 (6.74%) Finance
3 9 (5.06%) Electronics
3 9 (5.06%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.06%) Marketing
3 9 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.25%) Automotive
5 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 107 (60.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 31 (17.42%) Developer
3 22 (12.36%) Senior DevOps
4 19 (10.67%) AWS DevOps
5 18 (10.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 17 (9.55%) AWS Engineer
7 15 (8.43%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (7.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 13 (7.30%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (6.18%) Automation Engineer
10 11 (6.18%) Java Developer
11 10 (5.62%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 9 (5.06%) Consultant
13 7 (3.93%) Architect
13 7 (3.93%) Deployment Engineer
14 6 (3.37%) DevOps Consultant
14 6 (3.37%) Node.js Developer
15 5 (2.81%) Agile Developer
15 5 (2.81%) Cloud Developer
16 4 (2.25%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.92%) Node.js
2 20 (11.24%) Spring
3 16 (8.99%) Web Services
4 9 (5.06%) React
5 6 (3.37%) .NET
5 6 (3.37%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.37%) Dropwizard
5 6 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (3.37%) JDBC
5 6 (3.37%) Kafka
5 6 (3.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (2.81%) Spring Boot
7 4 (2.25%) XML
8 2 (1.12%) CSS
8 2 (1.12%) HTML
8 2 (1.12%) JSON
8 2 (1.12%) REST
8 2 (1.12%) YAML
9 1 (0.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.74%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.06%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.37%) iPad
6 5 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.12%) Clustering
9 2 (1.12%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.12%) Replication
10 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.56%) Fintech
10 1 (0.56%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 93 (52.25%) Linux
2 34 (19.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (16.85%) Windows
4 24 (13.48%) CentOS
5 12 (6.74%) Unix
6 5 (2.81%) Debian
6 5 (2.81%) Solaris
6 5 (2.81%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.81%) VMS
7 3 (1.69%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.56%) AIX
8 1 (0.56%) Android
8 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (75.84%) DevOps
2 61 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (30.90%) Configuration Management
4 52 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (19.10%) Microservices
6 31 (17.42%) Test Automation
7 27 (15.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (10.67%) Scrum
8 19 (10.67%) TDD
9 13 (7.30%) Machine Learning
10 12 (6.74%) API Development
10 12 (6.74%) Deployment Automation
10 12 (6.74%) Mentoring
11 11 (6.18%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.18%) Unit Testing
12 10 (5.62%) BDD
12 10 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 9 (5.06%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (5.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 91 (51.12%) Python
2 50 (28.09%) Java
3 46 (25.84%) Bash Shell
4 34 (19.10%) Ruby
5 19 (10.67%) Shell Script
6 18 (10.11%) JavaScript
7 15 (8.43%) Groovy
8 14 (7.87%) Java 8
8 14 (7.87%) Perl
9 10 (5.62%) PowerShell
10 9 (5.06%) Go
10 9 (5.06%) SQL
11 3 (1.69%) Scala
12 2 (1.12%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.12%) C#
12 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.12%) PHP
13 1 (0.56%) VB
13 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (3.93%) AWS Certification
2 5 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.74%) QA
2 9 (5.06%) GCP
System Software
1 79 (44.38%) Docker
2 6 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.25%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.12%) KVM
6 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 129 (72.47%) Puppet
2 89 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (44.94%) Terraform
4 61 (34.27%) Kubernetes
5 13 (7.30%) Salt
6 11 (6.18%) Packer
7 6 (3.37%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (3.37%) ZABBIX
8 5 (2.81%) Consul
9 4 (2.25%) Nagios
9 4 (2.25%) Rancher
10 3 (1.69%) Kibana
10 3 (1.69%) logstash
10 3 (1.69%) Prometheus
11 2 (1.12%) Cacti
11 2 (1.12%) Graphite
11 2 (1.12%) Icinga
11 2 (1.12%) Mesos
11 2 (1.12%) Observium
11 2 (1.12%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 24 (13.48%) Red Hat
2 14 (7.87%) Splunk
3 9 (5.06%) Atlassian
3 9 (5.06%) Oracle
3 9 (5.06%) SAP
4 8 (4.49%) Google
4 8 (4.49%) IBM
4 8 (4.49%) VMware
5 6 (3.37%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.81%) Blue Prism
6 5 (2.81%) SaltStack
7 4 (2.25%) Cisco
7 4 (2.25%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.69%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.12%) Black Duck
9 2 (1.12%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.12%) Huawei
9 2 (1.12%) Juniper
9 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.12%) Veeam