Period
to 14 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 14 August 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
England > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 71 89
Rank change year-on-year -4 +18 +11
Contract jobs citing Ansible 118 437 442
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.51% 2.98% 2.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.59% 21.51% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 262 286
Median daily rate £510 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £328 £385 £394
90th Percentile £675 £638 £595
England median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £61.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £72.50
% change year-on-year -18.13% -41.03% +81.25%

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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 573 2,032 2,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.20% 13.86% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 1,234 1,320
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £263
90th Percentile £606 £613 £581
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 60 79
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.26 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.26% -24.97% +27.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £63.75 £56.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +75.00% +3.90% +10.35%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ansible as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the South East

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ansible in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Ansible in the South East

Ansible
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ansible in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ansible in the South East

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ansible in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Ansible in the South East

Ansible
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
Thames Valley -2 54 £538 +6.17% 29
Berkshire +12 49 £544 +6.10% 14
Hampshire +38 35 £510 +7.37% 14
Surrey +22 19 £475 -17.39% 10
West Sussex +24 5 £380 -27.62% 1
Oxfordshire +13 3 £438 -12.50% 8
Kent +30 2 £685 +24.55%
East Sussex +14 2 £500 -4.76%
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £425 -19.05% 7
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 71 (60.17%) Linux
1 71 (60.17%) DevOps
2 52 (44.07%) Terraform
3 49 (41.53%) Docker
4 48 (40.68%) Kubernetes
5 47 (39.83%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (38.14%) Python
7 41 (34.75%) Configuration Management
7 41 (34.75%) Puppet
8 40 (33.90%) Jenkins
9 39 (33.05%) Git (software)
9 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (29.66%) VMware
10 35 (29.66%) Windows
11 34 (28.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (27.97%) AWS
13 29 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (24.58%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (24.58%) Infrastructure as Code
14 27 (22.88%) PowerShell
14 27 (22.88%) Security Cleared
15 26 (22.03%) Red Hat
16 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
16 24 (20.34%) Azure
17 22 (18.64%) Firewall
18 21 (17.80%) JIRA
19 19 (16.10%) Bash Shell
19 19 (16.10%) Java
19 19 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 19 (16.10%) Windows Server

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (7.63%) OpenStack
2 7 (5.93%) JBoss
2 7 (5.93%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.08%) Apache
4 5 (4.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.39%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.39%) Confluence
5 4 (3.39%) nginx
6 3 (2.54%) Drupal
6 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.69%) GemFire
7 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.69%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.85%) CMS
8 1 (0.85%) Documentum
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.69%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.97%) AWS
2 24 (20.34%) Azure
3 19 (16.10%) GitHub
4 16 (13.56%) OpenShift
5 12 (10.17%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (7.63%) Amazon ECS
7 8 (6.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (5.08%) Amazon S3
8 6 (5.08%) IaaS
8 6 (5.08%) Serverless
9 5 (4.24%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (4.24%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (4.24%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (4.24%) GCP
10 4 (3.39%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (3.39%) PaaS
10 4 (3.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (2.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (2.54%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.64%) Firewall
2 14 (11.86%) Reverse Proxy
2 14 (11.86%) VLAN
3 9 (7.63%) SNMP
4 8 (6.78%) DNS
4 8 (6.78%) WAN
5 7 (5.93%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.08%) BGP
6 6 (5.08%) LAN
7 5 (4.24%) DSL
8 4 (3.39%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.54%) Skype
9 3 (2.54%) SSH
9 3 (2.54%) SSL
9 3 (2.54%) tcpdump
10 2 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.69%) Network Security
10 2 (1.69%) SAN
10 2 (1.69%) VPN
10 2 (1.69%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) MariaDB
2 3 (2.54%) Big Data
2 3 (2.54%) MySQL
2 3 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.69%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Zeppelin
4 1 (0.85%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.85%) Redis
4 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (33.90%) Jenkins
2 39 (33.05%) Git (software)
3 21 (17.80%) JIRA
4 16 (13.56%) GitLab
5 14 (11.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (11.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (6.78%) Selenium
7 5 (4.24%) Bitbucket
7 5 (4.24%) Subversion
7 5 (4.24%) Vagrant
8 4 (3.39%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.39%) Liquibase
9 3 (2.54%) Maven
9 3 (2.54%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.69%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.69%) CircleCI
10 2 (1.69%) JUnit
10 2 (1.69%) Mocha
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (5.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Banking
2 4 (3.39%) Public Sector
2 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (36.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (14.41%) Linux Engineer
3 16 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (11.86%) Azure Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (10.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 11 (9.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 10 (8.47%) AWS DevOps
8 10 (8.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 9 (7.63%) Architect
10 7 (5.93%) Consultant
10 7 (5.93%) Developer
10 7 (5.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 6 (5.08%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) Platform Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
12 4 (3.39%) Network Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.02%) REST
2 12 (10.17%) RESTful
3 11 (9.32%) Node.js
4 10 (8.47%) Middleware
5 9 (7.63%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (7.63%) gRPC
5 9 (7.63%) Swagger
6 5 (4.24%) Kafka
7 4 (3.39%) Web Services
7 4 (3.39%) WireMock
8 3 (2.54%) .NET
8 3 (2.54%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.54%) JMS
8 3 (2.54%) LDAP
8 3 (2.54%) OAuth
8 3 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.54%) React
8 3 (2.54%) Spring
9 2 (1.69%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (1.69%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.78%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.24%) CMDB
4 4 (3.39%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.54%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.69%) Clustering
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.69%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.85%) BBC
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 71 (60.17%) Linux
2 35 (29.66%) Windows
3 34 (28.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (16.10%) Windows Server
5 17 (14.41%) CentOS
6 15 (12.71%) Windows 10
7 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (7.63%) Unix
9 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.69%) AIX
10 2 (1.69%) Android
10 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (60.17%) DevOps
2 41 (34.75%) Configuration Management
3 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (24.58%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (24.58%) Infrastructure as Code
5 19 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 16 (13.56%) Microservices
6 16 (13.56%) Scrum
7 14 (11.86%) Continuous Deployment
7 14 (11.86%) ITIL
8 13 (11.02%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (8.47%) Kanban
9 10 (8.47%) Systems Engineering
9 10 (8.47%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.63%) Migration
11 8 (6.78%) Test Scripting
12 7 (5.93%) Analytics
12 7 (5.93%) Incident Management
13 6 (5.08%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 45 (38.14%) Python
2 27 (22.88%) PowerShell
3 19 (16.10%) Bash Shell
3 19 (16.10%) Java
4 15 (12.71%) Go
5 10 (8.47%) C#
6 9 (7.63%) Ruby
6 9 (7.63%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.08%) Groovy
8 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.39%) SQL
9 3 (2.54%) ES6
9 3 (2.54%) Java 8
9 3 (2.54%) Korn
9 3 (2.54%) Perl
10 2 (1.69%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.69%) AWK
10 2 (1.69%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.69%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (22.88%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) Degree
3 4 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.39%) RHCE
4 3 (2.54%) ISEB
4 3 (2.54%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.69%) MCSE
5 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.69%) OCP
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.69%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.85%) CCNA
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 49 (41.53%) Docker
2 29 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.71%) vSphere
4 9 (7.63%) Active Directory
5 6 (5.08%) NFS
6 5 (4.24%) VMware NSX
7 3 (2.54%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.54%) KVM
8 2 (1.69%) GFS2
8 2 (1.69%) Samba
8 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.85%) HDFS
9 1 (0.85%) iptables
9 1 (0.85%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.85%) vCloud
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (44.07%) Terraform
2 48 (40.68%) Kubernetes
3 47 (39.83%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (34.75%) Puppet
5 18 (15.25%) Packer
6 15 (12.71%) ZABBIX
7 13 (11.02%) Grafana
8 11 (9.32%) Prometheus
9 9 (7.63%) vRealize
10 8 (6.78%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (4.24%) CloudForms
11 5 (4.24%) vCenter Server
11 5 (4.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 3 (2.54%) Consul
12 3 (2.54%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (1.69%) HAProxy
13 2 (1.69%) Kibana
13 2 (1.69%) Salt
13 2 (1.69%) SELinux
13 2 (1.69%) yum
Vendors
1 35 (29.66%) VMware
2 26 (22.03%) Red Hat
3 15 (12.71%) Atlassian
4 11 (9.32%) Dell
4 11 (9.32%) Splunk
5 9 (7.63%) EMC
6 6 (5.08%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.08%) Oracle
7 5 (4.24%) Cisco
8 4 (3.39%) HP
8 4 (3.39%) Juniper
9 3 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.54%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.69%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.69%) Aspera
10 2 (1.69%) Databricks
10 2 (1.69%) F5
10 2 (1.69%) Signiant
10 2 (1.69%) Thycotic
10 2 (1.69%) Veeam