Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 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 West
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 125 161
Rank change year-on-year +55 +36 +11
Contract jobs citing Ansible 149 76 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.80% 1.38% 0.75%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.84% 17.04% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 63 34
South West median daily rate £493 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.44% +2.86% -5.41%
10th Percentile £408 £363 £333
90th Percentile £650 £650 £632
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +81.25% -15.34% +18.13%

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 751 446 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.11% 8.12% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 287 406
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.09%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £488 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +3.72% +10.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 10 7
South West median hourly rate £26.75 £45.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.56% +193.06% -23.93%
10th Percentile £16.15 £26.01 £9.78
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.88 £28.85
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -20.45% +8.99%

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 23 July 2018.

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 23 July 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
Bristol +48 62 £481 +6.94% 15
Devon +43 33 £475 -13.64% 1
Somerset -3 19 £480 +12.94% 1
Wiltshire -2 13 £650 +36.84% 4
Dorset +2 9 £475 +15.15% 3
Gloucestershire +1 2 £500 +25.00% 5
Cornwall - 2 £550 -
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 West region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 98 (65.77%) DevOps
2 92 (61.74%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (59.06%) Puppet
4 81 (54.36%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (50.34%) Docker
6 73 (48.99%) Jenkins
7 71 (47.65%) Linux
8 65 (43.62%) Java
9 59 (39.60%) Microsoft Azure
10 58 (38.93%) Continuous Integration
11 57 (38.26%) Opscode Chef
12 53 (35.57%) Python
13 46 (30.87%) Git (software)
14 40 (26.85%) Kubernetes
15 36 (24.16%) Terraform
16 32 (21.48%) Tomcat
17 30 (20.13%) Configuration Management
18 27 (18.12%) Open Source
19 26 (17.45%) TDD
20 23 (15.44%) Security Cleared
20 23 (15.44%) OpenStack
21 22 (14.77%) Hadoop
22 20 (13.42%) Vagrant
22 20 (13.42%) PostgreSQL
22 20 (13.42%) WebSphere
22 20 (13.42%) Google Cloud Platform
22 20 (13.42%) Java 8
23 19 (12.75%) Ruby
23 19 (12.75%) Migration
23 19 (12.75%) OO

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 32 (21.48%) Tomcat
2 23 (15.44%) OpenStack
3 20 (13.42%) WebSphere
4 17 (11.41%) WebLogic
5 13 (8.72%) Apache Spark
6 11 (7.38%) JBoss
7 9 (6.04%) Apache Pig
7 9 (6.04%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (3.36%) Confluence
8 5 (3.36%) nginx
9 3 (2.01%) Apache Qpid
9 3 (2.01%) MS Exchange
9 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.34%) Apache
11 1 (0.67%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.67%) IIS
11 1 (0.67%) Jetty
11 1 (0.67%) Mongrel
Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 92 (61.74%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (39.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (13.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (12.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (6.04%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (5.37%) IaaS
7 7 (4.70%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (4.70%) PaaS
7 7 (4.70%) Serverless
8 6 (4.03%) OpenShift
9 5 (3.36%) Amazon S3
10 3 (2.01%) GitHub
10 3 (2.01%) npm
10 3 (2.01%) Slack
11 1 (0.67%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.67%) SaaS
11 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) Firewall
2 8 (5.37%) Kerberos
2 8 (5.37%) Network Security
3 5 (3.36%) DNS
3 5 (3.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.01%) HTTP
5 2 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.34%) SSH
5 2 (1.34%) SSL
5 2 (1.34%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.34%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.67%) DHCP
6 1 (0.67%) FTP
6 1 (0.67%) IPsec
6 1 (0.67%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.77%) Hadoop
2 20 (13.42%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (12.08%) MySQL
3 18 (12.08%) NoSQL
4 15 (10.07%) Big Data
5 12 (8.05%) Apache Hive
6 6 (4.03%) HBase
7 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.34%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.67%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.67%) Redis
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.67%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.67%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 73 (48.99%) Jenkins
2 46 (30.87%) Git (software)
3 20 (13.42%) Vagrant
4 17 (11.41%) MSTest
4 17 (11.41%) NUnit
5 15 (10.07%) Travis CI
6 14 (9.40%) GitLab
7 12 (8.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (7.38%) Ant
8 11 (7.38%) Selenium
9 10 (6.71%) Artifactory
10 8 (5.37%) Maven
11 6 (4.03%) JIRA
12 5 (3.36%) Cucumber
12 5 (3.36%) Gradle
13 4 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (2.01%) CircleCI
14 3 (2.01%) gulp
15 2 (1.34%) IBM UrbanCode
15 2 (1.34%) JUnit
General
1 5 (3.36%) Banking
1 5 (3.36%) Finance
1 5 (3.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.68%) Retail
3 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 72 (48.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (22.82%) Developer
3 23 (15.44%) Java Developer
4 20 (13.42%) AWS Engineer
5 15 (10.07%) AWS DevOps
6 14 (9.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 13 (8.72%) Operations Engineer
8 11 (7.38%) Senior DevOps
8 11 (7.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 11 (7.38%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) Platform Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Administrator
10 7 (4.70%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (2.68%) AWS Developer
11 4 (2.68%) Systems Administrator
12 3 (2.01%) Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.01%) Azure Engineer
12 3 (2.01%) DevOps Specialist
12 3 (2.01%) DevOps Systems Engineer
12 3 (2.01%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.38%) JSP
1 11 (7.38%) Spring
1 11 (7.38%) Struts
2 8 (5.37%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (4.70%) LDAP
4 6 (4.03%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.36%) REST
5 5 (3.36%) Web Services
6 4 (2.68%) Kafka
6 4 (2.68%) React
7 3 (2.01%) Django
7 3 (2.01%) Node.js
7 3 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.01%) SOAP
8 2 (1.34%) J2EE
9 1 (0.67%) .NET
9 1 (0.67%) CSS
9 1 (0.67%) HTML
9 1 (0.67%) Servlets
9 1 (0.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) Fat Client
1 9 (6.04%) Thin Client
2 8 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.36%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.68%) NHS
5 3 (2.01%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.01%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.34%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) Fintech
7 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 71 (47.65%) Linux
2 19 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (12.08%) Windows
4 14 (9.40%) Unix
5 12 (8.05%) Windows Server
6 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.70%) CentOS
8 3 (2.01%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.34%) Debian
10 1 (0.67%) Solaris
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (65.77%) DevOps
2 81 (54.36%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (38.93%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (20.13%) Configuration Management
5 27 (18.12%) Open Source
6 26 (17.45%) TDD
7 19 (12.75%) Migration
7 19 (12.75%) OO
8 18 (12.08%) Scrum
9 15 (10.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 14 (9.40%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (9.40%) Microservices
11 10 (6.71%) Change Management
11 10 (6.71%) Continuous Deployment
12 9 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (6.04%) Software Engineering
13 7 (4.70%) Build Automation
13 7 (4.70%) Test Automation
14 6 (4.03%) BDD
14 6 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 65 (43.62%) Java
2 53 (35.57%) Python
3 20 (13.42%) Java 8
4 19 (12.75%) Ruby
5 17 (11.41%) Bash Shell
6 16 (10.74%) Shell Script
7 15 (10.07%) Groovy
8 11 (7.38%) Perl
9 8 (5.37%) PHP
10 5 (3.36%) C#
10 5 (3.36%) Scala
11 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.68%) Korn
11 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.01%) SQL
13 1 (0.67%) C
13 1 (0.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (15.44%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.70%) Degree
4 3 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.01%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.34%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.37%) GCP
1 8 (5.37%) QA
2 4 (2.68%) PMO
3 3 (2.01%) GDPR
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (50.34%) Docker
2 15 (10.07%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.01%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.01%) HDFS
4 3 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.34%) Ceph
5 2 (1.34%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.67%) vSphere
6 1 (0.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 88 (59.06%) Puppet
2 57 (38.26%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (26.85%) Kubernetes
4 36 (24.16%) Terraform
5 13 (8.72%) Packer
6 12 (8.05%) Nagios
7 9 (6.04%) Oozie
8 5 (3.36%) Salt
9 4 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (2.01%) Rancher
11 2 (1.34%) Data Guard
11 2 (1.34%) FreeIPA
11 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (1.34%) SELinux
12 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.67%) OpenView
12 1 (0.67%) SCCM
12 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (12.75%) Oracle
2 14 (9.40%) Google
2 14 (9.40%) VMware
3 9 (6.04%) Citrix
3 9 (6.04%) MKS
4 8 (5.37%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.03%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.36%) Splunk
7 4 (2.68%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.01%) Cisco
9 2 (1.34%) CA
9 2 (1.34%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.34%) F5
9 2 (1.34%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.34%) New Relic
10 1 (0.67%) HP
10 1 (0.67%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.67%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.67%) Sybase