Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 86 94
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 +105
Contract jobs citing Ansible 428 456 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.95% 2.73% 2.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.38% 20.31% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 289 215
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £385 £390 £330
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South East median hourly rate - £61.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +47.59% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -51.72% +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 2,002 2,245 1,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.82% 13.45% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,223 1,341 1,171
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £613 £585 £556
England median daily rate £500 £493 £475
% change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 55
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.81% +52.08% -53.85%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £10.54
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.25 £43.15
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57% -22.22%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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
Thames Valley +8 211 £513 +13.89% 43
Berkshire +4 137 £519 +15.28% 25
Hampshire -16 83 £488 -2.50% 23
Surrey +47 81 £575 +15.00% 30
Buckinghamshire -2 44 £525 +19.32% 9
Oxfordshire +29 31 £488 +6.56% 9
East Sussex +15 26 £525 +5.00% 6
West Sussex 0 19 £531 -1.17% 5
Kent 0 3 £550 -12.00% 2
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 301 (70.33%) DevOps
2 241 (56.31%) Linux
3 214 (50.00%) AWS
4 196 (45.79%) Docker
5 179 (41.82%) Kubernetes
6 175 (40.89%) Jenkins
7 163 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
8 146 (34.11%) Terraform
9 144 (33.64%) Puppet
10 131 (30.61%) Python
11 123 (28.74%) Opscode Chef
12 114 (26.64%) Azure
13 109 (25.47%) Git (software)
14 105 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
15 103 (24.07%) Configuration Management
16 90 (21.03%) Red Hat
17 75 (17.52%) Java
18 74 (17.29%) OpenShift
19 72 (16.82%) Bash Shell
20 63 (14.72%) Scrum
21 57 (13.32%) Infrastructure as Code
22 52 (12.15%) Windows
23 51 (11.92%) GCP
24 49 (11.45%) Security Cleared
25 47 (10.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 44 (10.28%) SQL
27 43 (10.05%) High Availability
28 42 (9.81%) Finance
29 41 (9.58%) Big Data
30 40 (9.35%) Ruby

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 37 (8.64%) OpenStack
2 36 (8.41%) Apache
3 30 (7.01%) Tomcat
4 27 (6.31%) Apache Spark
5 20 (4.67%) WebSphere
6 17 (3.97%) JBoss
6 17 (3.97%) nginx
7 16 (3.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (3.27%) Confluence
9 13 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (1.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 7 (1.64%) Drupal
12 6 (1.40%) Apache Pig
13 5 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.93%) IIS
15 3 (0.70%) CMS
15 3 (0.70%) Commerce Server
15 3 (0.70%) GemFire
15 3 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
16 2 (0.47%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.10%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 214 (50.00%) AWS
2 114 (26.64%) Azure
3 74 (17.29%) OpenShift
4 51 (11.92%) GCP
5 39 (9.11%) PaaS
6 38 (8.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 38 (8.88%) IaaS
6 38 (8.88%) Serverless
7 35 (8.18%) GitHub
8 32 (7.48%) AWS Lambda
9 27 (6.31%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (5.14%) Amazon EMR
11 20 (4.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 20 (4.67%) Amazon ECS
12 17 (3.97%) Amazon Kinesis
13 14 (3.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (3.04%) Route 53
15 9 (2.10%) SaaS
16 8 (1.87%) Amazon S3
16 8 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.50%) DSL
1 15 (3.50%) VPN
2 13 (3.04%) Firewall
2 13 (3.04%) SSL
3 11 (2.57%) HTTP
3 11 (2.57%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.10%) DNS
5 8 (1.87%) WAN
6 7 (1.64%) Internet
6 7 (1.64%) iSCSI
6 7 (1.64%) SSH
6 7 (1.64%) Wireshark
7 5 (1.17%) BGP
7 5 (1.17%) LAN
7 5 (1.17%) VSAN
8 4 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.93%) DHCP
9 3 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.70%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.58%) Big Data
2 33 (7.71%) Hadoop
3 26 (6.07%) MySQL
3 26 (6.07%) NoSQL
4 23 (5.37%) MongoDB
5 17 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (3.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (3.74%) SQL Server
7 14 (3.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 14 (3.27%) HBase
8 12 (2.80%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.87%) Apache Hive
10 8 (1.87%) MariaDB
11 7 (1.64%) Redis
12 5 (1.17%) Amazon Athena
12 5 (1.17%) Cloudera CDH
12 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 175 (40.89%) Jenkins
2 109 (25.47%) Git (software)
3 28 (6.54%) JIRA
4 24 (5.61%) GitLab
5 21 (4.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (3.74%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (3.50%) Selenium
7 15 (3.50%) Subversion
8 14 (3.27%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.27%) SonarQube
9 13 (3.04%) Maven
10 11 (2.57%) Bitbucket
10 11 (2.57%) Vagrant
11 10 (2.34%) Gradle
12 9 (2.10%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.87%) Travis CI
14 7 (1.64%) Artifactory
14 7 (1.64%) JUnit
14 7 (1.64%) Mockito
General
1 42 (9.81%) Finance
2 20 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.97%) Retail
4 12 (2.80%) Banking
5 7 (1.64%) Public Sector
6 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.47%) Back Office
7 2 (0.47%) Electronics
7 2 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Military
8 1 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 154 (35.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 53 (12.38%) AWS Engineer
2 53 (12.38%) Cloud Engineer
3 42 (9.81%) Developer
4 38 (8.88%) AWS DevOps
4 38 (8.88%) Platform Engineer
5 29 (6.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 26 (6.07%) Linux Engineer
7 25 (5.84%) Senior DevOps
7 25 (5.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 22 (5.14%) Consultant
9 19 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
9 19 (4.44%) Lead DevOps
10 18 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.97%) Architect
12 16 (3.74%) Administrator
12 16 (3.74%) Azure DevOps
13 15 (3.50%) Java Developer
14 14 (3.27%) DevSecOps Engineer
15 13 (3.04%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.18%) RESTful
2 32 (7.48%) Kafka
2 32 (7.48%) Node.js
3 25 (5.84%) Web Services
4 22 (5.14%) RabbitMQ
5 20 (4.67%) AngularJS
6 17 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (3.97%) Middleware
7 13 (3.04%) Spring
8 11 (2.57%) .NET
9 10 (2.34%) React
10 8 (1.87%) Swagger
11 7 (1.64%) JMS
12 6 (1.40%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.40%) React Native
12 6 (1.40%) Ultra Messaging
13 5 (1.17%) LEMP Stack
13 5 (1.17%) RAML
13 5 (1.17%) REST
13 5 (1.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.01%) Private Cloud
2 20 (4.67%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.67%) Public Cloud
3 19 (4.44%) Cloud Native
3 19 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (2.57%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.40%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.47%) DataPower
9 2 (0.47%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.47%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.47%) User Experience
10 1 (0.23%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.23%) Clustering
10 1 (0.23%) e-Health
10 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 241 (56.31%) Linux
2 52 (12.15%) Windows
3 47 (10.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (7.71%) Unix
5 17 (3.97%) Ubuntu
6 14 (3.27%) AIX
7 11 (2.57%) CentOS
8 10 (2.34%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.40%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.17%) Debian
11 3 (0.70%) SUSE
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.70%) zOS
12 2 (0.47%) Solaris
13 1 (0.23%) VMS
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (70.33%) DevOps
2 163 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
4 103 (24.07%) Configuration Management
5 63 (14.72%) Scrum
6 57 (13.32%) Infrastructure as Code
7 43 (10.05%) High Availability
8 39 (9.11%) Microservices
9 33 (7.71%) ITIL
10 32 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
10 32 (7.48%) Kanban
11 30 (7.01%) Migration
12 29 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
13 28 (6.54%) Analytics
14 27 (6.31%) Test Automation
15 25 (5.84%) Continuous Deployment
16 23 (5.37%) Data Protection
16 23 (5.37%) Deployment Automation
17 22 (5.14%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (5.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 131 (30.61%) Python
2 75 (17.52%) Java
3 72 (16.82%) Bash Shell
4 44 (10.28%) SQL
5 40 (9.35%) Ruby
6 36 (8.41%) PowerShell
7 33 (7.71%) JavaScript
8 25 (5.84%) Perl
9 22 (5.14%) Groovy
10 18 (4.21%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.57%) Java 8
12 9 (2.10%) Go
12 9 (2.10%) Korn
13 7 (1.64%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.40%) C#
14 6 (1.40%) R
15 5 (1.17%) C++
15 5 (1.17%) PHP
16 4 (0.93%) C
16 4 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 49 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.40%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.40%) Degree
5 4 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.93%) RHCSA
6 3 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.47%) CCIE
7 2 (0.47%) CCNA
7 2 (0.47%) CCNP
7 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.57%) QA
2 8 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.40%) SLA
4 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 196 (45.79%) Docker
2 26 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.74%) NFS
4 10 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.10%) HDFS
6 8 (1.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (1.87%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.87%) vSphere
7 4 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.70%) KVM
8 3 (0.70%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.70%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.47%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.47%) LXC
10 1 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.23%) Gluster
10 1 (0.23%) Postfix
10 1 (0.23%) vCloud
10 1 (0.23%) zsh
Systems Management
1 179 (41.82%) Kubernetes
2 146 (34.11%) Terraform
3 144 (33.64%) Puppet
4 123 (28.74%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (3.74%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (2.57%) vCenter Server
7 8 (1.87%) Packer
7 8 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (1.87%) Salt
7 8 (1.87%) vRealize
8 7 (1.64%) Kibana
8 7 (1.64%) Prometheus
9 6 (1.40%) logstash
9 6 (1.40%) Oozie
10 5 (1.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 3 (0.70%) Avamar
11 3 (0.70%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.70%) Marathon
11 3 (0.70%) PowerCLI
11 3 (0.70%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 90 (21.03%) Red Hat
2 40 (9.35%) Google
3 37 (8.64%) VMware
4 26 (6.07%) IBM
5 24 (5.61%) Microsoft
6 23 (5.37%) Oracle
7 17 (3.97%) Splunk
8 16 (3.74%) Cisco
9 13 (3.04%) New Relic
10 12 (2.80%) Atlassian
11 11 (2.57%) Dell
12 8 (1.87%) Cloudera
12 8 (1.87%) EMC
13 7 (1.64%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.64%) SaltStack
14 6 (1.40%) Remedy
15 5 (1.17%) HP
15 5 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
16 4 (0.93%) F5
16 4 (0.93%) NetApp