Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 October 2017 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
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 126 395
Rank change year-on-year +40 +269 +283
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2754 2163 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.75% 2.05% 0.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.70% 18.51% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1996 1467 459
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £385 £381 £356
90th Percentile £642 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £479 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +0.88% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £40.75 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.76% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11149 11683 9677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.13% 11.09% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 7464 5917
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 262 332
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £24.75 £20.19
% change year-on-year -29.80% +22.62% +0.93%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Ansible as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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
England +37 2527 £525 +5.00% 231
London +8 1594 £550 +4.76% 151
UK excluding London +88 1136 £479 +0.88% 90
South East +85 424 £500 +5.26% 24
North of England +105 233 £475 -5.00% 24
Scotland +45 162 £450 +5.88% 7
North West +90 122 £480 -4.00% 10
Midlands +67 107 £498 -9.44% 13
East of England +29 101 £525 +5.00% 11
Yorkshire +15 92 £465 -15.45% 12
West Midlands +78 77 £500 - 6
South West -8 67 £425 -15.00% 8
Wales -13 47 £480 -0.26% 3
East Midlands -5 31 £425 -24.78% 7
North East +73 19 £375 -21.05% 2
Northern Ireland -49 3 £400 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ansible also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Ansible.

1 1924 (69.86%) DevOps
2 1573 (57.12%) Linux
3 1393 (50.58%) Puppet
4 1356 (49.24%) Amazon AWS
5 1191 (43.25%) Jenkins
6 1129 (40.99%) Docker
7 1101 (39.98%) Agile Software Development
8 1100 (39.94%) Python
9 1043 (37.87%) Opscode Chef
10 1006 (36.53%) Java
11 799 (29.01%) Continuous Integration
12 789 (28.65%) Configuration Management
13 775 (28.14%) Git (software)
14 602 (21.86%) Terraform
15 568 (20.62%) Bash Shell
16 531 (19.28%) Kubernetes
17 527 (19.14%) Ruby
18 510 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
19 503 (18.26%) Finance
20 468 (16.99%) Unix
21 417 (15.14%) JIRA
22 410 (14.89%) Windows
23 402 (14.60%) TDD
24 394 (14.31%) PostgreSQL
25 378 (13.73%) Open Source
26 358 (13.00%) Red Hat
27 351 (12.75%) Oracle
28 350 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 349 (12.67%) Security Cleared
30 330 (11.98%) Web Services

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 291 (10.57%) OpenStack
2 285 (10.35%) Confluence
3 257 (9.33%) Tomcat
4 189 (6.86%) Elasticsearch
5 179 (6.50%) Apache
6 169 (6.14%) nginx
7 125 (4.54%) Apache Spark
8 121 (4.39%) WebSphere
9 117 (4.25%) JBoss
10 116 (4.21%) WebLogic
11 112 (4.07%) Cloud Foundry
12 56 (2.03%) Apache Solr
12 56 (2.03%) IIS
13 36 (1.31%) Jetty
14 33 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 22 (0.80%) CMS
16 12 (0.44%) Apache Pig
17 11 (0.40%) Mule
18 10 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
19 9 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (0.76%) HipChat
2 14 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.036%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.11%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.036%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.036%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 1356 (49.24%) Amazon AWS
2 510 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 230 (8.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 200 (7.26%) PaaS
5 188 (6.83%) GitHub
6 160 (5.81%) Amazon EC2
7 141 (5.12%) IaaS
8 128 (4.65%) OpenShift
9 121 (4.39%) Amazon S3
10 94 (3.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 84 (3.05%) Serverless
12 78 (2.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 78 (2.83%) SaaS
13 76 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
14 70 (2.54%) Route 53
15 69 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
16 67 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
17 64 (2.32%) Amazon ELB
18 35 (1.27%) Slack
19 34 (1.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 201 (7.30%) TCP/IP
2 182 (6.61%) DNS
3 181 (6.57%) HTTP
4 167 (6.06%) Firewall
5 129 (4.68%) SSL
6 74 (2.69%) LDAP
7 68 (2.47%) VPN
8 64 (2.32%) Kerberos
9 42 (1.53%) DHCP
10 38 (1.38%) LAN
11 36 (1.31%) WAN
12 30 (1.09%) HTTPS
12 30 (1.09%) SSH
13 19 (0.69%) Internet
13 19 (0.69%) Network Security
13 19 (0.69%) OpenLDAP
14 18 (0.65%) OpenVPN
14 18 (0.65%) SAN
15 16 (0.58%) AMQP
16 13 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (14.31%) PostgreSQL
2 303 (11.00%) MySQL
3 257 (9.33%) NoSQL
4 248 (9.01%) MongoDB
5 237 (8.61%) Hadoop
6 196 (7.12%) Big Data
7 146 (5.30%) SQL Server
8 137 (4.97%) Relational Database
9 102 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
10 100 (3.63%) HBase
11 90 (3.27%) Redis
12 81 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
13 61 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 56 (2.03%) Apache Hive
15 54 (1.96%) RDBMS
16 43 (1.56%) DB2
17 29 (1.05%) Oracle Database
18 27 (0.98%) Impala
19 26 (0.94%) Sqoop
20 24 (0.87%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 1191 (43.25%) Jenkins
2 775 (28.14%) Git (software)
3 417 (15.14%) JIRA
4 297 (10.78%) Maven
5 190 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 170 (6.17%) TeamCity
7 163 (5.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 153 (5.56%) Subversion
9 148 (5.37%) Vagrant
10 136 (4.94%) Bitbucket
11 133 (4.83%) Selenium
12 130 (4.72%) Artifactory
13 124 (4.50%) Gradle
14 114 (4.14%) Ant
15 107 (3.89%) GitLab
16 106 (3.85%) JUnit
17 89 (3.23%) Cucumber
18 86 (3.12%) NUnit
19 73 (2.65%) MSTest
20 67 (2.43%) SonarQube
General
1 503 (18.26%) Finance
2 220 (7.99%) Banking
3 101 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 71 (2.58%) Marketing
4 71 (2.58%) Retail Banking
5 66 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 64 (2.32%) Electronics
7 50 (1.82%) Retail
8 37 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 26 (0.94%) Front Office
10 20 (0.73%) Publishing
11 18 (0.65%) Law
12 17 (0.62%) Legal
13 12 (0.44%) Games
13 12 (0.44%) Spanish Language
14 11 (0.40%) Billing
15 9 (0.33%) Back Office
15 9 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.22%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1200 (43.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 491 (17.83%) Developer
3 371 (13.47%) AWS DevOps
4 365 (13.25%) AWS Engineer
5 307 (11.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 248 (9.01%) Java Developer
7 244 (8.86%) Linux Engineer
8 185 (6.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 175 (6.35%) Architect
9 175 (6.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 164 (5.95%) Consultant
11 153 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 119 (4.32%) Senior DevOps
13 117 (4.25%) Automation Engineer
14 114 (4.14%) Administrator
15 110 (3.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 98 (3.56%) DevOps Consultant
17 81 (2.94%) Java Engineer
18 73 (2.65%) Lead DevOps
19 62 (2.25%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (11.98%) Web Services
2 218 (7.92%) Spring
3 201 (7.30%) Node.js
4 200 (7.26%) Elastic Stack
5 155 (5.63%) Kafka
5 155 (5.63%) REST
6 133 (4.83%) Spring Boot
7 126 (4.58%) RESTful
8 117 (4.25%) AngularJS
9 114 (4.14%) .NET
10 109 (3.96%) Middleware
11 103 (3.74%) React
12 92 (3.34%) JSON
13 91 (3.30%) Sensu
14 88 (3.20%) HTML
15 79 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
16 77 (2.80%) J2EE
17 67 (2.43%) CSS
18 66 (2.40%) SOAP
18 66 (2.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 142 (5.16%) Public Cloud
2 98 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
3 70 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 60 (2.18%) Data Centre
6 53 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 50 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
7 50 (1.82%) Private Cloud
8 47 (1.71%) Algorithms
9 40 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 33 (1.20%) iPad
11 31 (1.13%) Fintech
12 30 (1.09%) PKI
13 29 (1.05%) Cloud Native
14 27 (0.98%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.91%) Clustering
16 24 (0.87%) Social Media
17 19 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 14 (0.51%) Management Information System
19 12 (0.44%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1573 (57.12%) Linux
2 468 (16.99%) Unix
3 410 (14.89%) Windows
4 350 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 179 (6.50%) CentOS
6 133 (4.83%) Ubuntu
7 120 (4.36%) Windows Server
8 68 (2.47%) Solaris
9 49 (1.78%) CoreOS
10 46 (1.67%) Debian
11 30 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (1.05%) AIX
13 20 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 20 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (0.69%) SUSE
14 19 (0.69%) VMS
15 13 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
16 12 (0.44%) Windows 7
17 11 (0.40%) Windows 10
18 9 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1924 (69.86%) DevOps
2 1101 (39.98%) Agile Software Development
3 799 (29.01%) Continuous Integration
4 789 (28.65%) Configuration Management
5 402 (14.60%) TDD
6 378 (13.73%) Open Source
7 322 (11.69%) Scrum
8 321 (11.66%) Continuous Delivery
9 320 (11.62%) Microservices
10 250 (9.08%) Test Automation
11 182 (6.61%) BDD
12 170 (6.17%) Software Engineering
13 163 (5.92%) Migration
14 160 (5.81%) Kanban
15 146 (5.30%) Load Balancing
16 145 (5.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 135 (4.90%) Mentoring
18 123 (4.47%) OO
19 109 (3.96%) E-Commerce
20 107 (3.89%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1100 (39.94%) Python
2 1006 (36.53%) Java
3 568 (20.62%) Bash Shell
4 527 (19.14%) Ruby
5 290 (10.53%) Perl
6 249 (9.04%) PowerShell
7 239 (8.68%) JavaScript
8 222 (8.06%) SQL
9 178 (6.46%) Go
10 137 (4.97%) Shell Script
11 131 (4.76%) PHP
12 130 (4.72%) Groovy
13 97 (3.52%) Scala
14 82 (2.98%) C#
15 48 (1.74%) C++
16 34 (1.23%) Korn
17 28 (1.02%) C
18 25 (0.91%) TypeScript
19 21 (0.76%) ES6
20 15 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 349 (12.67%) Security Cleared
2 285 (10.35%) SC Cleared
3 73 (2.65%) Degree
4 56 (2.03%) AWS Certification
5 29 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.65%) CISSP
7 17 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (0.62%) RHCE
8 15 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.47%) BC Cleared
10 12 (0.44%) CCNP
11 11 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.36%) RHCA
13 8 (0.29%) CEH
13 8 (0.29%) SANS
14 7 (0.25%) CCNA
14 7 (0.25%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (0.25%) CLAS
15 6 (0.22%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (1.67%) QA
2 27 (0.98%) GCP
3 19 (0.69%) SLA
4 15 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.22%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.11%) GDPR
8 2 (0.073%) COBIT
9 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1129 (40.99%) Docker
2 153 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (3.59%) Active Directory
4 68 (2.47%) HDFS
5 61 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
6 51 (1.85%) vCloud
7 50 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 47 (1.71%) KVM
9 34 (1.23%) LXC
10 31 (1.13%) vSphere
11 27 (0.98%) Apache Flume
11 27 (0.98%) Xen
12 24 (0.87%) VMware NSX
13 23 (0.84%) etcd
13 23 (0.84%) Hyper-V
13 23 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
14 18 (0.65%) Squid
15 16 (0.58%) NFS
16 15 (0.54%) Postfix
16 15 (0.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1393 (50.58%) Puppet
2 1043 (37.87%) Opscode Chef
3 602 (21.86%) Terraform
4 531 (19.28%) Kubernetes
5 127 (4.61%) logstash
6 120 (4.36%) Salt
7 114 (4.14%) Kibana
8 97 (3.52%) Nagios
9 82 (2.98%) Packer
10 78 (2.83%) Grafana
11 76 (2.76%) Mesos
12 72 (2.61%) ZABBIX
13 65 (2.36%) Rancher
14 59 (2.14%) Prometheus
15 56 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
16 49 (1.78%) Consul
16 49 (1.78%) HAProxy
17 42 (1.53%) Graphite
18 34 (1.23%) Sysdig
19 29 (1.05%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 358 (13.00%) Red Hat
2 351 (12.75%) Oracle
3 313 (11.37%) VMware
4 151 (5.48%) Splunk
5 139 (5.05%) Microsoft
6 124 (4.50%) Atlassian
7 107 (3.89%) SaltStack
8 95 (3.45%) Google
9 76 (2.76%) SAP
10 63 (2.29%) IBM
11 42 (1.53%) Rackspace
12 40 (1.45%) New Relic
13 39 (1.42%) AppDynamics
14 36 (1.31%) Cloudera
15 30 (1.09%) TIBCO
16 29 (1.05%) ServiceNow
17 26 (0.94%) Remedy
18 25 (0.91%) ATG
18 25 (0.91%) BMC
19 24 (0.87%) WSO2