Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 80 114
Rank change year-on-year +22 +34 +269
Contract jobs citing Ansible 4,263 3,041 2,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.05% 2.95% 2.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.92% 24.84% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,090 2,265 1,532
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £390
90th Percentile £688 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -20.63% -
10th Percentile £33.50 £32.00 £46.13
90th Percentile £88.90 £43.30 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year -18.67% - -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15,266 12,240 11,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.49% 11.85% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,271 8,286 7,455
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 288 267
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.58% +4.96%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.91 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.05 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.69 £22.63
% change year-on-year +11.54% -30.65% +18.89%

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 13 December 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 December 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
England +23 3,940 £550 +4.76% 736
London +15 2,279 £563 +2.27% 410
UK excluding London +35 1,946 £500 - 366
South East +14 539 £525 +5.00% 89
North of England +25 447 £525 +8.81% 109
East of England +68 261 £534 +1.71% 33
Midlands +43 249 £475 -6.86% 47
Scotland +11 239 £538 +13.16% 18
North West +5 200 £550 +10.00% 56
South West +51 171 £475 +5.56% 48
West Midlands +6 143 £500 -4.86% 30
Yorkshire +4 140 £475 - 41
North East +53 109 £500 +23.08% 12
East Midlands +60 104 £450 -5.26% 17
Wales -4 65 £463 -2.63% 16
Northern Ireland +37 7 £525 - 6

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 with a requirement for Ansible.

1 2,907 (68.19%) DevOps
2 2,265 (53.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2,094 (49.12%) Jenkins
4 2,067 (48.49%) Linux
5 2,017 (47.31%) Puppet
6 1,945 (45.63%) Docker
7 1,773 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
8 1,697 (39.81%) Python
9 1,577 (36.99%) Opscode Chef
9 1,577 (36.99%) Terraform
10 1,464 (34.34%) Java
11 1,295 (30.38%) Kubernetes
12 1,185 (27.80%) Git (software)
13 1,044 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
14 1,012 (23.74%) Microsoft Azure
15 891 (20.90%) Configuration Management
16 744 (17.45%) Bash Shell
17 652 (15.29%) Windows
18 640 (15.01%) TDD
19 586 (13.75%) Unix
20 558 (13.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 556 (13.04%) Finance
22 538 (12.62%) Scrum
23 535 (12.55%) Red Hat
24 528 (12.39%) Oracle
25 513 (12.03%) Test Automation
26 508 (11.92%) NoSQL
27 486 (11.40%) Security Cleared
27 486 (11.40%) PostgreSQL
28 481 (11.28%) MySQL

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
1 403 (9.45%) Tomcat
2 311 (7.30%) Apache
3 305 (7.15%) Confluence
4 283 (6.64%) OpenStack
5 277 (6.50%) Elasticsearch
6 251 (5.89%) WebLogic
7 236 (5.54%) nginx
8 235 (5.51%) WebSphere
9 203 (4.76%) JBoss
10 140 (3.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 118 (2.77%) Apache Spark
11 118 (2.77%) IIS
12 89 (2.09%) Jetty
13 31 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 27 (0.63%) Apache Solr
15 20 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 17 (0.40%) Apache Pig
17 15 (0.35%) Gunicorn
17 15 (0.35%) Mongrel
18 13 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 87 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.094%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.070%) HipChat
7 2 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.047%) InVision
7 2 (0.047%) SPSS
8 1 (0.023%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.21%) Sentinel
4 8 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.12%) Endur
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.023%) Magento
8 1 (0.023%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.023%) RMDS
8 1 (0.023%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2,265 (53.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1,012 (23.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 388 (9.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 321 (7.53%) Amazon EC2
5 304 (7.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 291 (6.83%) GitHub
7 252 (5.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 248 (5.82%) Amazon S3
9 241 (5.65%) PaaS
10 238 (5.58%) OpenShift
11 209 (4.90%) Serverless
12 190 (4.46%) IaaS
13 166 (3.89%) AWS Lambda
14 122 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
15 117 (2.74%) SaaS
16 109 (2.56%) Datadog
17 107 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 80 (1.88%) Amazon ELB
19 79 (1.85%) npm
20 74 (1.74%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 238 (5.58%) Firewall
2 194 (4.55%) HTTP
3 174 (4.08%) DNS
4 142 (3.33%) SSL
5 140 (3.28%) TCP/IP
6 100 (2.35%) VPN
7 76 (1.78%) Kerberos
8 61 (1.43%) Network Security
9 52 (1.22%) DHCP
10 49 (1.15%) Internet
11 45 (1.06%) SSH
12 38 (0.89%) VLAN
13 37 (0.87%) DSL
14 34 (0.80%) BIG-IP
15 31 (0.73%) LAN
16 26 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (0.61%) SAN
17 25 (0.59%) iSCSI
17 25 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
17 25 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (11.92%) NoSQL
2 486 (11.40%) PostgreSQL
3 481 (11.28%) MySQL
4 436 (10.23%) Hadoop
5 323 (7.58%) MongoDB
6 271 (6.36%) Big Data
7 240 (5.63%) SQL Server
8 166 (3.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 140 (3.28%) Relational Database
10 130 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
11 126 (2.96%) Redis
12 96 (2.25%) Apache Hive
13 72 (1.69%) HBase
14 68 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
15 56 (1.31%) Sqoop
16 50 (1.17%) Oracle Database
17 47 (1.10%) RDBMS
18 43 (1.01%) Amazon Aurora
19 41 (0.96%) Impala
20 38 (0.89%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 2,094 (49.12%) Jenkins
2 1,185 (27.80%) Git (software)
3 431 (10.11%) JIRA
4 420 (9.85%) Maven
5 327 (7.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 313 (7.34%) GitLab
7 260 (6.10%) Artifactory
8 226 (5.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 219 (5.14%) Subversion
10 194 (4.55%) NUnit
11 182 (4.27%) Bitbucket
12 181 (4.25%) MSTest
13 175 (4.11%) Selenium
14 167 (3.92%) Vagrant
15 161 (3.78%) Gradle
15 161 (3.78%) TeamCity
16 140 (3.28%) Cucumber
17 112 (2.63%) JUnit
18 105 (2.46%) Travis CI
19 99 (2.32%) SonarQube
General
1 556 (13.04%) Finance
2 281 (6.59%) Banking
3 124 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 98 (2.30%) Retail
5 81 (1.90%) Marketing
6 67 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 62 (1.45%) Electronics
8 37 (0.87%) Publishing
9 30 (0.70%) Law
10 29 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 24 (0.56%) Front Office
12 23 (0.54%) Games
13 22 (0.52%) Advertising
13 22 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 18 (0.42%) Retail Banking
15 17 (0.40%) Legal
16 13 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.26%) Back Office
18 5 (0.12%) Automotive
19 3 (0.070%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,911 (44.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 792 (18.58%) Developer
3 605 (14.19%) AWS Engineer
4 558 (13.09%) AWS DevOps
5 496 (11.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 425 (9.97%) Java Developer
7 251 (5.89%) Senior DevOps
8 248 (5.82%) Cloud Engineer
9 241 (5.65%) Architect
10 226 (5.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 190 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
12 175 (4.11%) Consultant
13 162 (3.80%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 139 (3.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 137 (3.21%) Platform Engineer
16 130 (3.05%) Azure DevOps
17 121 (2.84%) Azure Engineer
18 119 (2.79%) Python Engineer
19 116 (2.72%) DevOps Consultant
20 106 (2.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (8.28%) Web Services
2 316 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
3 297 (6.97%) Spring
4 284 (6.66%) Node.js
5 231 (5.42%) Kafka
6 191 (4.48%) .NET
7 190 (4.46%) REST
8 167 (3.92%) Middleware
9 155 (3.64%) RESTful
10 144 (3.38%) AngularJS
11 140 (3.28%) React
12 131 (3.07%) Spring Boot
13 130 (3.05%) JSON
14 126 (2.96%) HTML
15 125 (2.93%) Hibernate
16 122 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
17 109 (2.56%) CSS
18 102 (2.39%) LDAP
19 89 (2.09%) SOAP
20 84 (1.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 226 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
2 201 (4.71%) Public Cloud
3 137 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 132 (3.10%) Data Centre
5 90 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 82 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 81 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
8 72 (1.69%) Cloud Native
9 66 (1.55%) Clustering
10 62 (1.45%) PKI
11 61 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
12 60 (1.41%) Management Information System
13 51 (1.20%) Fintech
14 46 (1.08%) Wiki
15 44 (1.03%) User Experience
16 36 (0.84%) Private Cloud
17 31 (0.73%) Algorithms
18 30 (0.70%) Mobile App
19 27 (0.63%) Fat Client
19 27 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,067 (48.49%) Linux
2 652 (15.29%) Windows
3 586 (13.75%) Unix
4 558 (13.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 307 (7.20%) CentOS
6 119 (2.79%) Ubuntu
7 110 (2.58%) Windows Server
8 69 (1.62%) Solaris
9 45 (1.06%) Debian
10 43 (1.01%) CoreOS
11 25 (0.59%) AIX
12 22 (0.52%) VMS
12 22 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (0.49%) Apple iOS
14 19 (0.45%) SUSE
15 18 (0.42%) Android
16 16 (0.38%) Fedora
17 14 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (0.30%) DC/OS
19 12 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,907 (68.19%) DevOps
2 1,773 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
3 1,044 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
4 891 (20.90%) Configuration Management
5 640 (15.01%) TDD
6 538 (12.62%) Scrum
7 513 (12.03%) Test Automation
8 462 (10.84%) Microservices
9 450 (10.56%) Open Source
10 399 (9.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 380 (8.91%) Software Engineering
12 368 (8.63%) Migration
13 357 (8.37%) Deployment Automation
14 320 (7.51%) BDD
15 280 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
16 263 (6.17%) OO
17 220 (5.16%) Kanban
18 189 (4.43%) Continuous Deployment
19 188 (4.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
20 184 (4.32%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,697 (39.81%) Python
2 1,464 (34.34%) Java
3 744 (17.45%) Bash Shell
4 428 (10.04%) Ruby
5 373 (8.75%) SQL
6 366 (8.59%) JavaScript
7 363 (8.52%) Perl
8 357 (8.37%) PowerShell
9 337 (7.91%) Shell Script
10 277 (6.50%) Go
11 236 (5.54%) Groovy
12 163 (3.82%) Java 8
13 114 (2.67%) C#
14 104 (2.44%) PHP
15 98 (2.30%) Scala
16 81 (1.90%) C++
16 81 (1.90%) Korn
17 64 (1.50%) C
17 64 (1.50%) ES6
18 59 (1.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 486 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 357 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 147 (3.45%) Degree
4 80 (1.88%) AWS Certification
5 71 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 63 (1.48%) RHCE
7 42 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 33 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 30 (0.70%) DV Cleared
11 29 (0.68%) CCNP
12 25 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
13 17 (0.40%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.19%) CCNA
16 7 (0.16%) BC Cleared
16 7 (0.16%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.14%) ISEB
18 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (0.12%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (2.72%) QA
2 23 (0.54%) GDPR
3 13 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.30%) SLA
4 9 (0.21%) MiFID
4 9 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.094%) PMO
7 3 (0.070%) PSD2
8 2 (0.047%) COBIT
8 2 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.047%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.023%) BS25999
9 1 (0.023%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.023%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.023%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.023%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 1,945 (45.63%) Docker
2 204 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
4 111 (2.60%) Active Directory
5 76 (1.78%) HDFS
6 63 (1.48%) NFS
7 42 (0.99%) Hyper-V
8 41 (0.96%) vSphere
9 38 (0.89%) VirtualBox
10 33 (0.77%) Xen
11 28 (0.66%) etcd
12 27 (0.63%) flannel
12 27 (0.63%) KVM
13 26 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 22 (0.52%) Ceph
15 19 (0.45%) GlusterFS
15 19 (0.45%) Postfix
15 19 (0.45%) SkyDNS
16 17 (0.40%) vCloud
16 17 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2,017 (47.31%) Puppet
2 1,577 (36.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1,577 (36.99%) Terraform
3 1,295 (30.38%) Kubernetes
4 225 (5.28%) Packer
5 197 (4.62%) Salt
6 159 (3.73%) Nagios
7 123 (2.89%) Kibana
8 113 (2.65%) Prometheus
9 103 (2.42%) logstash
10 100 (2.35%) ZABBIX
11 96 (2.25%) Docker Swarm
12 79 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
13 78 (1.83%) Cobbler
13 78 (1.83%) Rancher
14 70 (1.64%) Grafana
15 68 (1.60%) Mesos
16 64 (1.50%) Consul
17 60 (1.41%) HAProxy
18 52 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 535 (12.55%) Red Hat
2 528 (12.39%) Oracle
3 361 (8.47%) Splunk
4 296 (6.94%) Google
4 296 (6.94%) VMware
5 245 (5.75%) Microsoft
6 134 (3.14%) Atlassian
7 101 (2.37%) New Relic
8 100 (2.35%) Cloudera
9 94 (2.21%) Cisco
10 86 (2.02%) SaltStack
11 81 (1.90%) SAP
12 76 (1.78%) IBM
13 61 (1.43%) AppDynamics
14 56 (1.31%) F5
15 54 (1.27%) Hortonworks
16 50 (1.17%) ServiceNow
17 46 (1.08%) Black Duck
18 38 (0.89%) Citrix
18 38 (0.89%) Qualys