Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 100 221
Rank change year-on-year +32 +121 +248
Contract jobs citing Ansible 3,401 2,160 1,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.38% 2.38% 1.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.10% 22.20% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,481 1,539 921
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +6.77% +6.67%
10th Percentile £408 £375 £363
90th Percentile £669 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £473 £463
% change year-on-year +5.82% +2.16% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.25% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 13,030 9,729 10,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 10.71% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,670 6,435 6,905
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £276 £272 £263
90th Percentile £631 £606 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £385
% change year-on-year +3.66% +6.49% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 215 270
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £52.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.24% +5.67%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +34 3,152 £525 - 678
London +15 1,855 £550 - 382
UK excluding London +59 1,503 £500 +5.82% 331
North of England +47 439 £475 +12.43% 115
South East +63 393 £500 +5.26% 67
South West +75 180 £500 +11.11% 42
Midlands +49 180 £525 +10.53% 37
North West +38 180 £508 +22.29% 66
Yorkshire +44 179 £450 +5.88% 39
Scotland +13 160 £475 +5.56% 21
West Midlands +17 127 £530 +11.58% 21
East of England +30 104 £475 -13.64% 34
North East +15 80 £425 -5.56% 10
Wales -32 50 £513 +5.13% 11
East Midlands +31 48 £475 - 16
Northern Ireland +5 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 2,501 (73.54%) DevOps
2 1,773 (52.13%) Linux
3 1,754 (51.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1,738 (51.10%) Jenkins
5 1,721 (50.60%) Puppet
6 1,645 (48.37%) Docker
7 1,635 (48.07%) Python
8 1,304 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
9 1,297 (38.14%) Opscode Chef
10 1,090 (32.05%) Java
11 1,066 (31.34%) Continuous Integration
12 1,037 (30.49%) Terraform
13 961 (28.26%) Git (software)
14 941 (27.67%) Configuration Management
15 864 (25.40%) Kubernetes
16 834 (24.52%) Bash Shell
17 693 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
18 637 (18.73%) Ruby
19 529 (15.55%) Finance
20 497 (14.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 471 (13.85%) Unix
22 452 (13.29%) Windows
23 426 (12.53%) Perl
24 406 (11.94%) Continuous Delivery
25 402 (11.82%) PostgreSQL
26 396 (11.64%) JIRA
27 395 (11.61%) Open Source
27 395 (11.61%) Red Hat
28 386 (11.35%) Security Cleared
29 373 (10.97%) JavaScript

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
1 295 (8.67%) Tomcat
2 272 (8.00%) Confluence
3 243 (7.14%) nginx
4 216 (6.35%) Elasticsearch
5 178 (5.23%) Apache
6 161 (4.73%) WebSphere
7 151 (4.44%) OpenStack
8 145 (4.26%) WebLogic
9 131 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 124 (3.65%) Apache Spark
11 104 (3.06%) JBoss
12 45 (1.32%) IIS
13 44 (1.29%) Jetty
14 40 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 30 (0.88%) Apache Pig
16 27 (0.79%) Mule
17 24 (0.71%) Mule ESB
18 20 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
19 15 (0.44%) Apache Solr
20 10 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 30 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.26%) HipChat
3 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.059%) SPSS
7 1 (0.029%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 38 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.21%) Magento
5 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.088%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.059%) Documaker
9 1 (0.029%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1,754 (51.57%) Amazon AWS
2 693 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 372 (10.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 247 (7.26%) Amazon EC2
5 241 (7.09%) GitHub
6 220 (6.47%) Serverless
7 211 (6.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 208 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
9 199 (5.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 187 (5.50%) PaaS
11 178 (5.23%) Amazon S3
12 155 (4.56%) IaaS
13 142 (4.18%) OpenShift
14 127 (3.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 104 (3.06%) Route 53
16 100 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
17 78 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
18 67 (1.97%) SaaS
19 66 (1.94%) CloudFront
20 63 (1.85%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 200 (5.88%) Firewall
2 156 (4.59%) DNS
3 148 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 115 (3.38%) HTTP
5 96 (2.82%) SSL
6 94 (2.76%) VPN
7 65 (1.91%) Kerberos
8 58 (1.71%) Network Security
9 47 (1.38%) Internet
10 41 (1.21%) DHCP
11 38 (1.12%) FTP
12 35 (1.03%) SAN
13 29 (0.85%) BGP
14 26 (0.76%) BIG-IP
15 25 (0.74%) OSPF
16 23 (0.68%) SSH
17 21 (0.62%) SMS
17 21 (0.62%) SMTP
18 20 (0.59%) WAN
19 19 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (11.82%) PostgreSQL
2 342 (10.06%) MySQL
3 278 (8.17%) NoSQL
4 274 (8.06%) Hadoop
5 257 (7.56%) MongoDB
6 236 (6.94%) Big Data
7 168 (4.94%) Amazon RDS
8 124 (3.65%) SQL Server
9 111 (3.26%) Relational Database
10 96 (2.82%) Redis
11 86 (2.53%) Apache Hive
12 85 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
13 64 (1.88%) HBase
14 44 (1.29%) DB2
15 35 (1.03%) RDBMS
16 33 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
17 32 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 32 (0.94%) Oracle Database
18 28 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
19 22 (0.65%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1,738 (51.10%) Jenkins
2 961 (28.26%) Git (software)
3 396 (11.64%) JIRA
4 290 (8.53%) Maven
5 260 (7.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 217 (6.38%) TeamCity
7 197 (5.79%) Artifactory
8 165 (4.85%) GitLab
9 156 (4.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 156 (4.59%) Vagrant
10 129 (3.79%) Gradle
11 121 (3.56%) Subversion
12 113 (3.32%) JUnit
13 108 (3.18%) SonarQube
14 97 (2.85%) Selenium
15 86 (2.53%) NUnit
16 82 (2.41%) Bitbucket
17 80 (2.35%) MSTest
18 78 (2.29%) Ant
19 70 (2.06%) gulp
General
1 529 (15.55%) Finance
2 242 (7.12%) Banking
3 73 (2.15%) Retail
4 68 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 38 (1.12%) Marketing
6 32 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 28 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 28 (0.82%) Publishing
8 27 (0.79%) Electronics
9 25 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 23 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.56%) Games
12 15 (0.44%) Front Office
12 15 (0.44%) Law
13 13 (0.38%) Advertising
13 13 (0.38%) Back Office
14 10 (0.29%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.24%) Legal
16 7 (0.21%) Automotive
17 4 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,739 (51.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 598 (17.58%) Developer
3 571 (16.79%) AWS Engineer
4 548 (16.11%) AWS DevOps
5 475 (13.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 246 (7.23%) Senior DevOps
7 236 (6.94%) Java Developer
8 232 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
9 220 (6.47%) Cloud Engineer
10 218 (6.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 202 (5.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 192 (5.65%) Consultant
13 160 (4.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 138 (4.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 129 (3.79%) DevOps Consultant
16 123 (3.62%) Architect
17 111 (3.26%) Python Engineer
18 105 (3.09%) Senior Developer
19 104 (3.06%) Administrator
20 87 (2.56%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (9.97%) Node.js
2 334 (9.82%) Web Services
3 248 (7.29%) Elastic Stack
4 191 (5.62%) Spring
5 159 (4.68%) Kafka
6 158 (4.65%) React
7 156 (4.59%) AngularJS
7 156 (4.59%) REST
8 137 (4.03%) RESTful
9 113 (3.32%) HTML
10 111 (3.26%) CSS
11 108 (3.18%) Middleware
12 100 (2.94%) JSON
13 96 (2.82%) SOAP
14 87 (2.56%) .NET
15 84 (2.47%) LEMP Stack
16 79 (2.32%) LDAP
16 79 (2.32%) Spring Boot
17 76 (2.23%) HTML5
18 73 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 157 (4.62%) Public Cloud
2 151 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
3 147 (4.32%) Linux Command Line
4 131 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 90 (2.65%) Data Centre
6 76 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 71 (2.09%) Fintech
8 69 (2.03%) Clustering
9 65 (1.91%) Private Cloud
10 56 (1.65%) iPad
11 55 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
12 48 (1.41%) Computer Science
13 46 (1.35%) Cloud Native
14 28 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
14 28 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 26 (0.76%) Fat Client
15 26 (0.76%) PKI
15 26 (0.76%) Thin Client
16 20 (0.59%) Replication
17 18 (0.53%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1,773 (52.13%) Linux
2 497 (14.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 471 (13.85%) Unix
4 452 (13.29%) Windows
5 270 (7.94%) CentOS
6 144 (4.23%) Ubuntu
7 115 (3.38%) Windows Server
8 53 (1.56%) CoreOS
9 49 (1.44%) Solaris
10 46 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (1.18%) Debian
12 30 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (0.71%) DC/OS
14 20 (0.59%) AIX
15 15 (0.44%) SUSE
16 12 (0.35%) Android
16 12 (0.35%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.32%) VMS
18 7 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,501 (73.54%) DevOps
2 1,304 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
3 1,066 (31.34%) Continuous Integration
4 941 (27.67%) Configuration Management
5 406 (11.94%) Continuous Delivery
6 395 (11.61%) Open Source
7 354 (10.41%) TDD
8 340 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
9 324 (9.53%) Microservices
10 277 (8.14%) Scrum
11 272 (8.00%) Test Automation
12 224 (6.59%) Migration
13 205 (6.03%) Software Engineering
14 197 (5.79%) Continuous Deployment
15 191 (5.62%) OO
16 180 (5.29%) Load Balancing
17 179 (5.26%) BDD
17 179 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 160 (4.70%) Problem-Solving
19 156 (4.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,635 (48.07%) Python
2 1,090 (32.05%) Java
3 834 (24.52%) Bash Shell
4 637 (18.73%) Ruby
5 426 (12.53%) Perl
6 373 (10.97%) JavaScript
7 292 (8.59%) PowerShell
8 253 (7.44%) Groovy
9 242 (7.12%) SQL
10 226 (6.65%) Shell Script
11 158 (4.65%) Go
12 157 (4.62%) Java 8
13 133 (3.91%) Scala
14 126 (3.70%) C#
15 114 (3.35%) PHP
16 107 (3.15%) C++
17 78 (2.29%) TypeScript
18 56 (1.65%) C
19 39 (1.15%) ES6
20 28 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 386 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 314 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 98 (2.88%) Degree
4 77 (2.26%) AWS Certification
5 42 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
7 21 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.38%) CCNP
9 13 (0.38%) CISSP
10 11 (0.32%) RHCE
11 8 (0.24%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.21%) CISM
13 6 (0.18%) CCNA
13 6 (0.18%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (0.18%) CLAS
13 6 (0.18%) OCP
13 6 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (3.12%) QA
2 83 (2.44%) GCP
3 15 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.44%) SLA
4 9 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.18%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.18%) RMADS
6 5 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.15%) GDPR
6 5 (0.15%) MiFID
6 5 (0.15%) PMO
7 3 (0.088%) PSD2
8 2 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.029%) BS7666
9 1 (0.029%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,645 (48.37%) Docker
2 149 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
4 82 (2.41%) Active Directory
5 36 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 35 (1.03%) HDFS
6 35 (1.03%) VirtualBox
7 31 (0.91%) Hyper-V
8 30 (0.88%) Xen
9 27 (0.79%) vSphere
10 25 (0.74%) VMware NSX
11 22 (0.65%) KVM
12 21 (0.62%) vCloud
13 19 (0.56%) etcd
14 18 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
15 17 (0.50%) Squid
16 15 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 14 (0.41%) flannel
17 14 (0.41%) NFS
18 12 (0.35%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1,721 (50.60%) Puppet
2 1,297 (38.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1,037 (30.49%) Terraform
4 864 (25.40%) Kubernetes
5 224 (6.59%) Salt
6 182 (5.35%) Packer
7 132 (3.88%) logstash
8 118 (3.47%) Nagios
9 108 (3.18%) Kibana
10 90 (2.65%) Consul
10 90 (2.65%) HAProxy
11 83 (2.44%) Rancher
12 82 (2.41%) Docker Swarm
13 74 (2.18%) Mesos
14 60 (1.76%) ZABBIX
15 55 (1.62%) Grafana
16 49 (1.44%) Prometheus
17 35 (1.03%) Sysdig
18 32 (0.94%) Automic
19 30 (0.88%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 395 (11.61%) Red Hat
2 328 (9.64%) Oracle
3 265 (7.79%) VMware
4 242 (7.12%) Splunk
5 208 (6.12%) Google
6 145 (4.26%) Microsoft
7 144 (4.23%) SaltStack
8 124 (3.65%) Atlassian
9 95 (2.79%) New Relic
10 77 (2.26%) Cisco
11 65 (1.91%) Cloudera
12 64 (1.88%) F5
12 64 (1.88%) IBM
13 48 (1.41%) SAP
14 45 (1.32%) Hortonworks
15 42 (1.23%) AppDynamics
16 33 (0.97%) CheckPoint
17 31 (0.91%) CA
18 30 (0.88%) NetApp
19 29 (0.85%) ServiceNow