Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 77 75 95
Rank change year-on-year -2 +20 +89
Contract jobs citing Ansible 260 501 434
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.65% 3.17% 2.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.44% 22.35% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 340 268
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £363 £397
90th Percentile £675 £625 £629
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £61.25
10th Percentile £35.75 - £49.88
90th Percentile £46.25 - £71.63
England median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.57% -6.67% -6.25%

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 1,272 2,242 2,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.96% 14.19% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 1,337 1,333
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £263
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 77 56
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -13.66% -12.35%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.94 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.97 £51.15 £51.38
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -13.58%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +18 119 £500 +11.11% 46
Berkshire +12 77 £500 +11.11% 18
Hampshire -24 69 £525 +5.00% 18
Surrey +13 44 £500 - 14
Buckinghamshire +18 22 £425 -15.00% 9
Oxfordshire +5 20 £500 +2.56% 19
West Sussex +11 17 £390 -30.97%
East Sussex +20 7 £650 +18.18% 2
Kent +21 4 £685 - 6
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 161 (61.92%) DevOps
2 136 (52.31%) Linux
3 134 (51.54%) Docker
4 100 (38.46%) Python
5 97 (37.31%) Kubernetes
6 95 (36.54%) AWS
7 94 (36.15%) Terraform
8 84 (32.31%) Jenkins
9 71 (27.31%) Git (software)
10 68 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
11 65 (25.00%) Puppet
12 64 (24.62%) Security Cleared
12 64 (24.62%) Opscode Chef
13 59 (22.69%) Azure
14 51 (19.62%) Configuration Management
15 50 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 49 (18.85%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (17.69%) Red Hat
18 44 (16.92%) SC Cleared
19 43 (16.54%) Java
20 41 (15.77%) Scrum
20 41 (15.77%) VMware
21 39 (15.00%) Windows
21 39 (15.00%) PowerShell
22 32 (12.31%) Test Automation
23 31 (11.92%) Infrastructure as Code
24 29 (11.15%) Kanban
25 28 (10.77%) Selenium
25 28 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
25 28 (10.77%) Bash Shell

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 20 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 16 (6.15%) Confluence
3 14 (5.38%) Apache
4 13 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (4.23%) nginx
6 9 (3.46%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.69%) JBoss
8 6 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (2.31%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.92%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.92%) Drupal
9 5 (1.92%) GemFire
10 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.77%) CMS
12 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.77%) WildFly
12 2 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.38%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 95 (36.54%) AWS
2 59 (22.69%) Azure
3 24 (9.23%) GitHub
4 21 (8.08%) OpenShift
5 20 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (6.92%) GCP
7 17 (6.54%) Amazon ECS
8 16 (6.15%) PaaS
8 16 (6.15%) SaaS
9 14 (5.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (5.00%) Amazon S3
11 12 (4.62%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (4.62%) Amazon EMR
11 12 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (4.62%) Serverless
12 11 (4.23%) IaaS
13 10 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (3.08%) AWS CloudTrail
15 6 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.00%) DNS
1 13 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.62%) DSL
3 10 (3.85%) Firewall
4 8 (3.08%) DHCP
4 8 (3.08%) HTTP
5 7 (2.69%) SNMP
6 5 (1.92%) BGP
6 5 (1.92%) SSL
7 4 (1.54%) Junos
7 4 (1.54%) VXLAN
7 4 (1.54%) Wireless
8 3 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.15%) Internet
8 3 (1.15%) LAN
8 3 (1.15%) SSH
8 3 (1.15%) VPN
8 3 (1.15%) WAN
9 2 (0.77%) VLAN
9 2 (0.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.46%) MySQL
2 16 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.00%) MariaDB
4 11 (4.23%) Redis
5 10 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.46%) Big Data
7 8 (3.08%) SQL Server
8 6 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.92%) Cloudera CDH
9 5 (1.92%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.38%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 84 (32.31%) Jenkins
2 71 (27.31%) Git (software)
3 28 (10.77%) Selenium
4 26 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (9.62%) JIRA
6 15 (5.77%) Subversion
7 13 (5.00%) Maven
8 12 (4.62%) SonarQube
9 11 (4.23%) GitLab
9 11 (4.23%) Vagrant
10 9 (3.46%) Cucumber
10 9 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (3.08%) Bitbucket
11 8 (3.08%) Liquibase
11 8 (3.08%) SoapUI
12 7 (2.69%) TeamCity
13 6 (2.31%) Mercurial
14 5 (1.92%) Artifactory
14 5 (1.92%) FindBugs
14 5 (1.92%) Mocha
General
1 21 (8.08%) Finance
2 14 (5.38%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.69%) Banking
3 7 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.31%) Retail
5 4 (1.54%) Marketing
6 1 (0.38%) Advertising
6 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.38%) Electronics
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) German Language
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 93 (35.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (10.38%) Linux Engineer
3 24 (9.23%) AWS Engineer
4 23 (8.85%) Architect
5 19 (7.31%) Developer
6 17 (6.54%) AWS DevOps
7 16 (6.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 15 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.00%) Administrator
9 13 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (4.23%) Automation Engineer
10 11 (4.23%) Consultant
10 11 (4.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 11 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
11 10 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
11 10 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.69%) Analyst
12 7 (2.69%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (2.69%) Network Engineer
12 7 (2.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.85%) Node.js
2 18 (6.92%) Web Services
3 17 (6.54%) RabbitMQ
4 15 (5.77%) Middleware
5 14 (5.38%) REST
6 12 (4.62%) Spring
7 8 (3.08%) JMS
7 8 (3.08%) RESTful
7 8 (3.08%) SOAP
8 7 (2.69%) .NET
8 7 (2.69%) JSON
8 7 (2.69%) WireMock
9 6 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (2.31%) LEMP Stack
10 5 (1.92%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.92%) Kafka
10 5 (1.92%) LDAP
10 5 (1.92%) Vue.js
11 3 (1.15%) CSS
11 3 (1.15%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.38%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.08%) Private Cloud
2 8 (3.08%) Public Cloud
3 7 (2.69%) Cloud Native
4 6 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.54%) Clustering
6 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (1.54%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.77%) Social Media
9 1 (0.38%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.38%) BBC
9 1 (0.38%) CMDB
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Replication
9 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 136 (52.31%) Linux
2 50 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (15.00%) Windows
4 18 (6.92%) Ubuntu
5 17 (6.54%) CentOS
6 15 (5.77%) Unix
7 9 (3.46%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.92%) Debian
8 5 (1.92%) VMS
8 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.15%) AIX
9 3 (1.15%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.77%) Android
10 2 (0.77%) Solaris
10 2 (0.77%) SUSE
10 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (61.92%) DevOps
2 68 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (19.62%) Configuration Management
4 49 (18.85%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (15.77%) Scrum
6 32 (12.31%) Test Automation
7 31 (11.92%) Infrastructure as Code
8 29 (11.15%) Kanban
9 23 (8.85%) ITIL
10 22 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 21 (8.08%) Microservices
12 20 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (6.92%) Deployment Automation
13 18 (6.92%) Open Source
14 15 (5.77%) High Availability
15 14 (5.38%) Migration
16 12 (4.62%) Infrastructure Automation
16 12 (4.62%) Software Delivery
16 12 (4.62%) Software Engineering
17 11 (4.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 100 (38.46%) Python
2 43 (16.54%) Java
3 39 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 28 (10.77%) Bash Shell
5 23 (8.85%) Ruby
6 21 (8.08%) SQL
7 19 (7.31%) Perl
8 15 (5.77%) Go
9 14 (5.38%) Groovy
9 14 (5.38%) JavaScript
9 14 (5.38%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.46%) C++
11 7 (2.69%) C
12 6 (2.31%) C#
12 6 (2.31%) Java 8
12 6 (2.31%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.92%) ES6
13 5 (1.92%) Haskell
13 5 (1.92%) Rust
14 3 (1.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 64 (24.62%) Security Cleared
2 44 (16.92%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.77%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.08%) Degree
5 6 (2.31%) RHCE
6 5 (1.92%) ISEB
6 5 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.15%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.77%) CCNA
9 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.38%) NIST
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 134 (51.54%) Docker
2 28 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.46%) VMware NSX
4 8 (3.08%) KVM
5 6 (2.31%) NFS
6 5 (1.92%) iptables
7 4 (1.54%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.77%) vSphere
9 1 (0.38%) Corosync
9 1 (0.38%) Postfix
9 1 (0.38%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 97 (37.31%) Kubernetes
2 94 (36.15%) Terraform
3 65 (25.00%) Puppet
4 64 (24.62%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.62%) ZABBIX
6 10 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (3.85%) vRealize
7 9 (3.46%) SCCM
8 8 (3.08%) Grafana
8 8 (3.08%) Packer
8 8 (3.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 6 (2.31%) Prometheus
9 6 (2.31%) Salt
10 5 (1.92%) Consul
10 5 (1.92%) Nagios
11 4 (1.54%) Cobbler
11 4 (1.54%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.54%) Icinga
11 4 (1.54%) SCOM
11 4 (1.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (17.69%) Red Hat
2 41 (15.77%) VMware
3 17 (6.54%) Microsoft
4 16 (6.15%) Oracle
5 13 (5.00%) Google
6 11 (4.23%) Atlassian
7 10 (3.85%) Splunk
8 8 (3.08%) Juniper
8 8 (3.08%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.31%) IBM
10 5 (1.92%) BMC
10 5 (1.92%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.92%) Remedy
10 5 (1.92%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.54%) CA
11 4 (1.54%) Cisco
11 4 (1.54%) Mirantis
11 4 (1.54%) NetApp
11 4 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.15%) CheckPoint