Period
to 24 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 February 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 West
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 95 72
Rank change year-on-year +29 -23 +69
Contract jobs citing Ansible 190 143 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.50% 2.27% 2.88%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.51% 14.79% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 93 105
South West median daily rate £575 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £450 £413 £406
90th Percentile £670 £623 £625
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
South West median hourly rate £44.50 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 844 967 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.53% 15.36% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 582 312
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +23.29%
10th Percentile £266 £310 £250
90th Percentile £624 £606 £606
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 13
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +81.82% -45.00%
10th Percentile £16.30 £17.50 £17.45
90th Percentile £44.51 £49.70 £24.45
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Ansible as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the South West

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in the South West

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in the South West over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in the South West

Ansible
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Wiltshire +34 76 £550 +10.00% 7
Bristol +8 53 £575 +15.00% 17
Gloucestershire +28 34 £550 +7.32% 14
Somerset +4 15 £581 +13.41% 10
Dorset -1 7 - - 1
Devon - 1 £325 - 1
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 West region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 141 (74.21%) DevOps
2 104 (54.74%) Docker
3 95 (50.00%) Python
4 89 (46.84%) Linux
5 87 (45.79%) Terraform
6 77 (40.53%) Kubernetes
7 66 (34.74%) Security Cleared
8 53 (27.89%) Java
9 51 (26.84%) Jenkins
10 47 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (24.74%) AWS
11 44 (23.16%) SC Cleared
12 42 (22.11%) Azure
13 39 (20.53%) Puppet
14 37 (19.47%) VMware
15 33 (17.37%) OpenShift
16 32 (16.84%) Windows
16 32 (16.84%) Software Engineering
17 31 (16.32%) Infrastructure as Code
18 26 (13.68%) Bash Shell
19 25 (13.16%) DV Cleared
19 25 (13.16%) PHP
20 24 (12.63%) Git (software)
21 23 (12.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 23 (12.11%) Red Hat
21 23 (12.11%) Configuration Management
22 22 (11.58%) PowerShell
22 22 (11.58%) Microservices
23 21 (11.05%) Test Automation
24 20 (10.53%) Opscode Chef

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (8.95%) Apache
2 11 (5.79%) nginx
3 9 (4.74%) Confluence
4 5 (2.63%) JBoss
5 4 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.58%) Jetty
7 2 (1.05%) Apache Qpid
7 2 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.05%) Gunicorn
7 2 (1.05%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.53%) IIS
8 1 (0.53%) Mule
8 1 (0.53%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 47 (24.74%) AWS
2 42 (22.11%) Azure
3 33 (17.37%) OpenShift
4 7 (3.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (3.68%) GCP
5 6 (3.16%) Amazon S3
5 6 (3.16%) IaaS
6 5 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.63%) PaaS
7 4 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.58%) Apigee
8 3 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.58%) Route 53
8 3 (1.58%) Serverless
9 2 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.05%) GitHub
9 2 (1.05%) npm
9 2 (1.05%) Office 365
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.32%) DNS
2 6 (3.16%) Firewall
3 5 (2.63%) Asterisk PBX
3 5 (2.63%) iSCSI
4 4 (2.11%) DHCP
5 3 (1.58%) HTTP
5 3 (1.58%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.58%) NAS
5 3 (1.58%) SAN
5 3 (1.58%) SSL
5 3 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.05%) FTP
6 2 (1.05%) IPsec
6 2 (1.05%) VPN
7 1 (0.53%) NetScreen
7 1 (0.53%) OSPF
7 1 (0.53%) SMTP
7 1 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.95%) Big Data
2 10 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.16%) MySQL
4 4 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.58%) Apache Accumulo
6 2 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.53%) HBase
7 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 51 (26.84%) Jenkins
2 24 (12.63%) Git (software)
3 19 (10.00%) JIRA
4 18 (9.47%) Bitbucket
5 12 (6.32%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.32%) GitLab
6 10 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (4.21%) Selenium
8 3 (1.58%) Gradle
8 3 (1.58%) Maven
8 3 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.58%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.05%) gulp
9 2 (1.05%) Spinnaker
9 2 (1.05%) Subversion
10 1 (0.53%) CF BOSH
10 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.53%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.53%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (8.42%) Finance
2 10 (5.26%) Banking
3 8 (4.21%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.63%) Publishing
5 4 (2.11%) Electronics
5 4 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.58%) Law
6 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Military
7 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 98 (51.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (15.26%) AWS Engineer
3 22 (11.58%) AWS DevOps
3 22 (11.58%) Software Engineer
4 21 (11.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 13 (6.84%) Python Engineer
5 13 (6.84%) Senior DevOps
6 12 (6.32%) DevSecOps Engineer
6 12 (6.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (4.74%) Architect
8 9 (4.74%) Developer
8 9 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.21%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
9 8 (4.21%) Platform Engineer
9 8 (4.21%) Python Software Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) Consultant
10 7 (3.68%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.16%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (2.63%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.79%) REST
2 10 (5.26%) .NET
2 10 (5.26%) Middleware
3 7 (3.68%) Web Services
4 5 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.63%) Node.js
4 5 (2.63%) YAML
5 4 (2.11%) Apache NiFi
5 4 (2.11%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.11%) Kafka
5 4 (2.11%) Spring
6 3 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.58%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.58%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.58%) EJB
6 3 (1.58%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.58%) React
6 3 (1.58%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.05%) Java EE
7 2 (1.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.37%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.32%) Replication
3 8 (4.21%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.16%) Clustering
6 5 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.63%) PKI
7 4 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) CCTV
9 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.53%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 89 (46.84%) Linux
2 32 (16.84%) Windows
3 23 (12.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (6.84%) Unix
6 10 (5.26%) CentOS
7 8 (4.21%) Ubuntu
8 7 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.11%) Solaris
9 4 (2.11%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.53%) Debian
11 1 (0.53%) Fedora
11 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (74.21%) DevOps
2 47 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (16.84%) Software Engineering
4 31 (16.32%) Infrastructure as Code
5 23 (12.11%) Configuration Management
6 22 (11.58%) Microservices
7 21 (11.05%) Test Automation
8 16 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (7.89%) DevSecOps
10 14 (7.37%) Task Automation
11 12 (6.32%) Open Source
11 12 (6.32%) Scrum
12 11 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 10 (5.26%) Mentoring
14 9 (4.74%) Cloud Operations
14 9 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
15 8 (4.21%) Coaching
15 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 95 (50.00%) Python
2 53 (27.89%) Java
3 26 (13.68%) Bash Shell
4 25 (13.16%) PHP
5 22 (11.58%) PowerShell
6 17 (8.95%) JavaScript
7 15 (7.89%) C#
8 8 (4.21%) Perl
8 8 (4.21%) Ruby
9 6 (3.16%) C
10 4 (2.11%) Groovy
10 4 (2.11%) Java 8
10 4 (2.11%) SQL
11 3 (1.58%) C++
11 3 (1.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (34.74%) Security Cleared
2 44 (23.16%) SC Cleared
3 25 (13.16%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.58%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.58%) CCNA
5 3 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.58%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.58%) MCSA
5 3 (1.58%) RHCE
5 3 (1.58%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.05%) Degree
6 2 (1.05%) MCSE
7 1 (0.53%) CCNP
7 1 (0.53%) CISSP
7 1 (0.53%) GIAC
7 1 (0.53%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.53%) SSCP
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.37%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) HL7
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) NCSC
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 104 (54.74%) Docker
2 14 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.37%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (5.79%) LXC
3 11 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.74%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.16%) Gluster
5 6 (3.16%) NFS
6 5 (2.63%) Corosync
6 5 (2.63%) DRBD
6 5 (2.63%) FreeRADIUS
6 5 (2.63%) GlusterFS
6 5 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.63%) Postfix
7 4 (2.11%) vSphere
8 3 (1.58%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.58%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.53%) Xen
9 1 (0.53%) XenApp
9 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 87 (45.79%) Terraform
2 77 (40.53%) Kubernetes
3 39 (20.53%) Puppet
4 20 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (7.37%) vCenter Server
6 12 (6.32%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (3.16%) Nagios
8 5 (2.63%) HAProxy
8 5 (2.63%) Pacemaker
9 4 (2.11%) Packer
9 4 (2.11%) Salt
10 3 (1.58%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.58%) Rancher
10 3 (1.58%) SCCM
10 3 (1.58%) WSUS
11 2 (1.05%) Marathon
11 2 (1.05%) Mesos
11 2 (1.05%) OpenView
11 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.53%) Icinga
Vendors
1 37 (19.47%) VMware
2 23 (12.11%) Red Hat
3 18 (9.47%) Cisco
4 13 (6.84%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.21%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.11%) Google
6 4 (2.11%) HP
7 3 (1.58%) Dell
7 3 (1.58%) Oracle
7 3 (1.58%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.58%) SAP
7 3 (1.58%) Sony
7 3 (1.58%) Splunk
8 2 (1.05%) Citrix
8 2 (1.05%) EMC
8 2 (1.05%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.05%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.05%) Veeam
9 1 (0.53%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.53%) Juniper