Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 89 192
Rank change year-on-year +19 +103 +93
Contract jobs citing Ansible 516 414 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.22% 2.50% 1.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.83% 19.06% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 259 125
South East median daily rate £519 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £371 £363 £375
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £41.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -

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 2,260 2,172 1,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.11% 13.09% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,315 1,009
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £476 £450
% change year-on-year +5.15% +5.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 55 55
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.03% -18.23%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.93 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.25 £45.40 £55.59
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.07% -15.93% -2.44%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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
Hampshire +98 238 £500 +5.26% 30
Thames Valley -43 154 £481 -8.33% 50
Berkshire -16 89 £488 +8.33% 28
Surrey -2 73 £490 -2.10% 20
Oxfordshire -3 45 £506 -10.79% 19
West Sussex +21 37 £565 -7.76% 7
Buckinghamshire -48 20 £400 -5.88% 3
East Sussex -12 5 £510 +13.33% 4
Kent +16 3 £625 -
Middlesex +9 3 £475 +12.76%
Sussex - 1 - -
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 283 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
2 281 (54.46%) Puppet
3 276 (53.49%) DevOps
4 262 (50.78%) Linux
5 229 (44.38%) Opscode Chef
6 212 (41.09%) Jenkins
7 199 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
8 177 (34.30%) Java
9 158 (30.62%) Microsoft Azure
10 149 (28.88%) Docker
11 146 (28.29%) Git (software)
12 130 (25.19%) Terraform
13 127 (24.61%) Python
14 117 (22.67%) TDD
15 115 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
16 112 (21.71%) NoSQL
16 112 (21.71%) Kubernetes
17 109 (21.12%) Configuration Management
18 93 (18.02%) Tomcat
19 89 (17.25%) Windows
20 83 (16.09%) Security Cleared
21 82 (15.89%) Hadoop
22 81 (15.70%) Scrum
23 78 (15.12%) Migration
23 78 (15.12%) MongoDB
24 75 (14.53%) SC Cleared
25 74 (14.34%) Oracle
26 73 (14.15%) PostgreSQL
27 72 (13.95%) Spring
28 71 (13.76%) JBoss

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 93 (18.02%) Tomcat
2 71 (13.76%) JBoss
3 51 (9.88%) Jetty
4 50 (9.69%) OpenStack
5 48 (9.30%) WebLogic
6 47 (9.11%) WebSphere
7 36 (6.98%) Confluence
8 29 (5.62%) Apache
9 22 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (1.55%) Apache Spark
14 7 (1.36%) Apache Pig
14 7 (1.36%) MS Exchange
15 6 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.97%) FileNet
17 4 (0.78%) CMS
17 4 (0.78%) nginx
18 3 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.94%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.19%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 283 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
2 158 (30.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (9.88%) GitHub
4 37 (7.17%) OpenShift
5 34 (6.59%) IaaS
5 34 (6.59%) PaaS
6 30 (5.81%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (5.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 28 (5.43%) Serverless
9 26 (5.04%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (3.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 19 (3.68%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (3.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (3.49%) SaaS
12 15 (2.91%) Amazon S3
13 12 (2.33%) Route 53
14 6 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
14 6 (1.16%) Amazon Glacier
14 6 (1.16%) Office 365
14 6 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.04%) iSCSI
2 19 (3.68%) DNS
3 18 (3.49%) DSL
4 16 (3.10%) Firewall
5 14 (2.71%) VPN
6 13 (2.52%) DHCP
7 11 (2.13%) LAN
7 11 (2.13%) VLAN
7 11 (2.13%) WAN
8 10 (1.94%) NetScaler
8 10 (1.94%) Network Security
9 8 (1.55%) Internet
9 8 (1.55%) SSL
10 7 (1.36%) BGP
10 7 (1.36%) HTTP
10 7 (1.36%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.16%) AMQP
11 6 (1.16%) Kerberos
11 6 (1.16%) MPLS
12 5 (0.97%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (21.71%) NoSQL
2 82 (15.89%) Hadoop
3 78 (15.12%) MongoDB
4 73 (14.15%) PostgreSQL
5 66 (12.79%) MySQL
6 30 (5.81%) Big Data
7 29 (5.62%) SQL Server
8 24 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
9 23 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (2.13%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.94%) DB2
11 10 (1.94%) MariaDB
11 10 (1.94%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.94%) Redis
12 9 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (1.55%) HBase
14 7 (1.36%) Apache Hive
14 7 (1.36%) Sqoop
15 4 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 212 (41.09%) Jenkins
2 146 (28.29%) Git (software)
3 58 (11.24%) Subversion
4 52 (10.08%) JIRA
5 44 (8.53%) NUnit
6 38 (7.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 36 (6.98%) MSTest
8 32 (6.20%) Selenium
9 28 (5.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 27 (5.23%) Maven
11 26 (5.04%) GitLab
12 25 (4.84%) Vagrant
13 23 (4.46%) SonarQube
14 19 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (2.71%) JUnit
16 14 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (2.52%) Mockito
17 13 (2.52%) Visual Studio
18 8 (1.55%) Artifactory
General
1 29 (5.62%) Finance
2 17 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (0.78%) Publishing
3 4 (0.78%) Retail
4 2 (0.39%) Banking
4 2 (0.39%) Billing
4 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.39%) Games
4 2 (0.39%) Law
5 1 (0.19%) Advertising
5 1 (0.19%) Back Office
5 1 (0.19%) Electronics
5 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 185 (35.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 131 (25.39%) Developer
3 103 (19.96%) Java Developer
4 59 (11.43%) AWS DevOps
5 53 (10.27%) AWS Engineer
6 49 (9.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 44 (8.53%) Linux Engineer
8 36 (6.98%) Senior DevOps
9 33 (6.40%) Architect
9 33 (6.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 19 (3.68%) Azure DevOps
11 17 (3.29%) Azure Engineer
12 16 (3.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 16 (3.10%) Team Leader
13 14 (2.71%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (2.71%) Lead DevOps
13 14 (2.71%) Network Engineer
14 13 (2.52%) Administrator
14 13 (2.52%) DevOps Developer
14 13 (2.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (13.95%) Spring
2 60 (11.63%) Hibernate
3 38 (7.36%) Kafka
4 37 (7.17%) JSON
5 26 (5.04%) Node.js
6 25 (4.84%) Elastic Stack
7 24 (4.65%) REST
7 24 (4.65%) Web Services
8 16 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (2.91%) AngularJS
10 14 (2.71%) ActiveMQ
11 13 (2.52%) .NET
11 13 (2.52%) Middleware
11 13 (2.52%) RESTful
12 12 (2.33%) Spring Boot
12 12 (2.33%) XML
13 11 (2.13%) JMS
14 9 (1.74%) SOAP
15 8 (1.55%) LDAP
15 8 (1.55%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.47%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (5.04%) Public Cloud
3 20 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.36%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.36%) CMDB
9 6 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (0.97%) PKI
11 4 (0.78%) Clustering
11 4 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.78%) Replication
12 2 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.39%) iSeries
12 2 (0.39%) User Experience
13 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 262 (50.78%) Linux
2 89 (17.25%) Windows
3 71 (13.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (8.33%) CentOS
5 39 (7.56%) Unix
6 20 (3.88%) Ubuntu
7 16 (3.10%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (1.36%) VMS
10 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.78%) SUSE
12 3 (0.58%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.39%) Android
13 2 (0.39%) Debian
13 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.39%) Solaris
14 1 (0.19%) AIX
14 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.19%) HPUX
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (53.49%) DevOps
2 199 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (22.67%) TDD
4 115 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
5 109 (21.12%) Configuration Management
6 81 (15.70%) Scrum
7 78 (15.12%) Migration
8 70 (13.57%) BDD
9 63 (12.21%) Multithreading
10 61 (11.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 61 (11.82%) Software Engineering
11 58 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
12 55 (10.66%) Test Automation
13 47 (9.11%) ITIL
14 43 (8.33%) OO
15 42 (8.14%) Kanban
16 41 (7.95%) High Availability
17 38 (7.36%) Deployment Automation
17 38 (7.36%) Microservices
18 37 (7.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 177 (34.30%) Java
2 127 (24.61%) Python
3 61 (11.82%) Bash Shell
4 50 (9.69%) SQL
5 44 (8.53%) PowerShell
6 25 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 24 (4.65%) Groovy
8 21 (4.07%) Java 8
8 21 (4.07%) Perl
9 20 (3.88%) Ruby
10 15 (2.91%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.33%) Go
12 9 (1.74%) PHP
13 8 (1.55%) C#
14 7 (1.36%) XAML
15 5 (0.97%) C
15 5 (0.97%) Jython
15 5 (0.97%) Scala
15 5 (0.97%) Tcl
16 4 (0.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 83 (16.09%) Security Cleared
2 75 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.20%) Degree
4 11 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.36%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.16%) CCNP
7 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.58%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.39%) CISM
9 2 (0.39%) CISSP
9 2 (0.39%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.19%) CCIE
10 1 (0.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PMP
10 1 (0.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.74%) QA
2 6 (1.16%) GDPR
3 5 (0.97%) SLA
4 2 (0.39%) COBIT
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 149 (28.88%) Docker
2 35 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (6.59%) NFS
4 19 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.33%) Active Directory
6 11 (2.13%) KVM
7 9 (1.74%) vSphere
8 8 (1.55%) HDFS
9 7 (1.36%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.97%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.78%) BIND 9
12 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.78%) iptables
12 4 (0.78%) Postfix
13 3 (0.58%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.58%) Samba
Systems Management
1 281 (54.46%) Puppet
2 229 (44.38%) Opscode Chef
3 130 (25.19%) Terraform
4 112 (21.71%) Kubernetes
5 51 (9.88%) Cobbler
6 25 (4.84%) Packer
7 13 (2.52%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (2.33%) CloudForms
8 12 (2.33%) SCOrch
9 10 (1.94%) Nagios
10 9 (1.74%) Prometheus
11 8 (1.55%) Kibana
12 7 (1.36%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (1.36%) logstash
12 7 (1.36%) Oozie
12 7 (1.36%) Salt
13 6 (1.16%) Grafana
14 4 (0.78%) Netcool
14 4 (0.78%) SELinux
14 4 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 74 (14.34%) Oracle
2 65 (12.60%) Red Hat
3 57 (11.05%) Microsoft
4 51 (9.88%) VMware
5 36 (6.98%) Cisco
6 34 (6.59%) Atlassian
7 20 (3.88%) IBM
8 19 (3.68%) Google
9 18 (3.49%) ServiceNow
10 15 (2.91%) Splunk
11 14 (2.71%) Citrix
12 8 (1.55%) BMC
12 8 (1.55%) Dell
12 8 (1.55%) Juniper
12 8 (1.55%) New Relic
12 8 (1.55%) Remedy
13 7 (1.36%) CA
13 7 (1.36%) F5
13 7 (1.36%) SaltStack
14 6 (1.16%) Aruba