Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 95 186
Rank change year-on-year +12 +91 +149
Contract jobs citing Ansible 456 392 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.76% 2.39% 1.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.61% 19.78% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 218 159
South East median daily rate £500 £483 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +1.67% +5.56%
10th Percentile £397 £350 £350
90th Percentile £595 £575 £563
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.70% - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +81.25% -15.34% -

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 2,213 1,982 2,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.38% 12.10% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,304 1,202 1,257
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% +5.79% +7.07%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £263
90th Percentile £575 £556 £540
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 55 77
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -54.34% +36.88%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.54 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.15 £43.15 £58.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% -22.22% +11.47%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ansible as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in the South East

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in the South East

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible in the South East.

Contractor 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 21 September 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
Thames Valley -7 199 £465 -2.11% 37
Hampshire +65 144 £525 +10.53% 29
Berkshire +12 90 £475 +18.75% 17
Buckinghamshire -14 70 £417 -16.65% 2
Surrey -46 61 £500 - 22
Oxfordshire +17 39 £470 -8.29% 18
West Sussex +12 35 £537 +43.27% 1
East Sussex -6 9 £500 +25.00% 7
Middlesex -6 2 £463 -7.50%
Kent - 2 £625 - 1
M4 Corridor -4 1 £450 -
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 286 (62.72%) DevOps
2 251 (55.04%) Linux
3 230 (50.44%) Puppet
4 212 (46.49%) Amazon AWS
5 184 (40.35%) Opscode Chef
6 177 (38.82%) Jenkins
7 161 (35.31%) Python
8 159 (34.87%) Docker
9 134 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
10 130 (28.51%) Java
11 127 (27.85%) Git (software)
12 104 (22.81%) Terraform
13 103 (22.59%) Bash Shell
14 99 (21.71%) MongoDB
15 95 (20.83%) Configuration Management
16 88 (19.30%) Kubernetes
17 82 (17.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 78 (17.11%) NoSQL
19 77 (16.89%) Unix
20 75 (16.45%) Tomcat
20 75 (16.45%) Red Hat
21 73 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
22 71 (15.57%) Oracle
22 71 (15.57%) TDD
23 69 (15.13%) Windows
24 66 (14.47%) Hadoop
25 64 (14.04%) Spring
26 63 (13.82%) Software Engineering
27 60 (13.16%) Security Cleared
28 59 (12.94%) Continuous Integration

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 75 (16.45%) Tomcat
2 56 (12.28%) JBoss
3 41 (8.99%) Jetty
4 30 (6.58%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (5.92%) Confluence
6 25 (5.48%) WebLogic
7 22 (4.82%) OpenStack
8 21 (4.61%) Cloud Foundry
9 20 (4.39%) Apache
10 13 (2.85%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.10%) nginx
11 5 (1.10%) Tuxedo
12 4 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.22%) AquaLogic
13 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.22%) GemFire
13 1 (0.22%) OpenROAD
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 212 (46.49%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (8.77%) OpenShift
4 39 (8.55%) Serverless
5 30 (6.58%) AWS Lambda
6 29 (6.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (5.70%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (4.61%) Amazon S3
8 21 (4.61%) PaaS
9 20 (4.39%) IaaS
10 17 (3.73%) GitHub
11 12 (2.63%) Amazon Glacier
11 12 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (2.63%) AWS Fargate
12 11 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.75%) AWS CodePipeline
14 7 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.04%) DNS
2 22 (4.82%) HTTP
3 21 (4.61%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.63%) DHCP
4 12 (2.63%) SSL
5 9 (1.97%) Firewall
6 8 (1.75%) DSL
6 8 (1.75%) iSCSI
6 8 (1.75%) WAN
7 7 (1.54%) Internet
7 7 (1.54%) VPN
8 6 (1.32%) DVB
8 6 (1.32%) LAN
9 5 (1.10%) FTP
9 5 (1.10%) SSH
10 4 (0.88%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.66%) DOCSIS
11 3 (0.66%) SNMP
12 2 (0.44%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (21.71%) MongoDB
2 78 (17.11%) NoSQL
3 66 (14.47%) Hadoop
4 53 (11.62%) MySQL
5 46 (10.09%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (7.46%) Redis
7 32 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 28 (6.14%) SQL Server
9 21 (4.61%) DB2
10 20 (4.39%) Relational Database
11 18 (3.95%) Big Data
12 15 (3.29%) DB2 UDB
13 10 (2.19%) NuoDB
14 8 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.88%) Amazon Aurora
16 4 (0.88%) RDBMS
17 3 (0.66%) Couchbase
18 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 2 (0.44%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 177 (38.82%) Jenkins
2 127 (27.85%) Git (software)
3 45 (9.87%) JIRA
4 23 (5.04%) GitLab
5 18 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (3.95%) Subversion
6 17 (3.73%) Maven
6 17 (3.73%) Vagrant
7 13 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (2.85%) JUnit
8 12 (2.63%) MSBuild
8 12 (2.63%) NUnit
8 12 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.41%) Ant
9 11 (2.41%) Mockito
9 11 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (2.19%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.75%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.54%) Selenium
12 7 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (10.31%) Finance
2 17 (3.73%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.29%) Banking
4 9 (1.97%) Spanish Language
5 6 (1.32%) Marketing
6 5 (1.10%) Publishing
7 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.88%) Retail
8 3 (0.66%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 184 (40.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 105 (23.03%) Developer
3 63 (13.82%) Java Developer
4 53 (11.62%) AWS DevOps
5 48 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
6 44 (9.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 37 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
8 27 (5.92%) Cloud Engineer
9 24 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
10 22 (4.82%) Consultant
11 21 (4.61%) Architect
11 21 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (4.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 19 (4.17%) AWS Developer
13 18 (3.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 17 (3.73%) Administrator
15 16 (3.51%) DevOps Developer
16 15 (3.29%) DBA
17 13 (2.85%) Cloud Developer
17 13 (2.85%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (14.04%) Spring
2 58 (12.72%) Web Services
3 45 (9.87%) Hibernate
4 43 (9.43%) Node.js
5 42 (9.21%) JSON
6 37 (8.11%) REST
6 37 (8.11%) SOAP
7 25 (5.48%) XML
7 25 (5.48%) YAML
8 24 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
9 22 (4.82%) Kafka
10 19 (4.17%) RESTful
11 17 (3.73%) Middleware
12 16 (3.51%) AngularJS
13 15 (3.29%) Vue.js
14 13 (2.85%) Spring Boot
15 12 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
16 11 (2.41%) LAMP
16 11 (2.41%) RAML
16 11 (2.41%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.99%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (5.70%) Linux Command Line
3 19 (4.17%) Cloud Native
4 18 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.63%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.19%) Clustering
7 10 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.19%) PKI
8 8 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.10%) MPEG
11 4 (0.88%) iSeries
11 4 (0.88%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.66%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.66%) STB
12 3 (0.66%) User Experience
13 2 (0.44%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 251 (55.04%) Linux
2 82 (17.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 77 (16.89%) Unix
4 69 (15.13%) Windows
5 43 (9.43%) CentOS
6 20 (4.39%) Ubuntu
7 12 (2.63%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.97%) SUSE
9 6 (1.32%) Debian
10 5 (1.10%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.88%) Solaris
11 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.66%) AIX
13 2 (0.44%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.44%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.44%) VMS
14 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (62.72%) DevOps
2 134 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (20.83%) Configuration Management
4 71 (15.57%) TDD
5 63 (13.82%) Software Engineering
6 59 (12.94%) BDD
6 59 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (12.06%) Deployment Automation
8 54 (11.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 52 (11.40%) Scrum
10 46 (10.09%) Multithreading
11 45 (9.87%) Open Source
12 44 (9.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 31 (6.80%) Migration
14 28 (6.14%) Test Automation
15 27 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (5.48%) Microservices
17 23 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
18 22 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 20 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 161 (35.31%) Python
2 130 (28.51%) Java
3 103 (22.59%) Bash Shell
4 44 (9.65%) SQL
5 42 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 39 (8.55%) PowerShell
7 36 (7.89%) Ruby
8 31 (6.80%) Perl
9 28 (6.14%) Groovy
10 20 (4.39%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.29%) Korn
12 12 (2.63%) Java 8
13 10 (2.19%) PHP
14 6 (1.32%) C++
14 6 (1.32%) Go
15 5 (1.10%) C#
15 5 (1.10%) XAML
16 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.66%) C
18 2 (0.44%) AWK
Qualifications
1 60 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 51 (11.18%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.92%) Degree
4 11 (2.41%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.54%) RHCE
7 6 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.66%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.44%) CCNA
9 2 (0.44%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.22%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.22%) LPIC
10 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.22%) OCA
10 1 (0.22%) OCP
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.22%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.85%) QA
2 5 (1.10%) GCP
3 4 (0.88%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) COBIT
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 159 (34.87%) Docker
2 28 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.39%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.41%) vSphere
5 8 (1.75%) NFS
6 7 (1.54%) iptables
7 6 (1.32%) KVM
7 6 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (1.10%) Xen
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.66%) Active Directory
10 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.44%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.44%) Ceph
11 2 (0.44%) etcd
11 2 (0.44%) flannel
11 2 (0.44%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.44%) SkyDNS
11 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 230 (50.44%) Puppet
2 184 (40.35%) Opscode Chef
3 104 (22.81%) Terraform
4 88 (19.30%) Kubernetes
5 43 (9.43%) Cobbler
6 24 (5.26%) Salt
7 17 (3.73%) Packer
8 14 (3.07%) Kibana
9 13 (2.85%) Red Hat Satellite
10 9 (1.97%) logstash
10 9 (1.97%) Nagios
10 9 (1.97%) SELinux
11 8 (1.75%) Grafana
11 8 (1.75%) Prometheus
12 7 (1.54%) vCenter Server
13 6 (1.32%) Automic
13 6 (1.32%) CloudForms
13 6 (1.32%) SCOrch
13 6 (1.32%) yum
14 5 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (16.45%) Red Hat
2 71 (15.57%) Oracle
3 37 (8.11%) VMware
4 20 (4.39%) Microsoft
5 19 (4.17%) IBM
6 17 (3.73%) Splunk
7 13 (2.85%) Cisco
8 12 (2.63%) Google
9 11 (2.41%) SAP
10 7 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.54%) BMC
10 7 (1.54%) Remedy
11 6 (1.32%) CA
11 6 (1.32%) F5
11 6 (1.32%) ForgeRock
11 6 (1.32%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.32%) Veritas
12 5 (1.10%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.10%) SaltStack
13 4 (0.88%) ATG