Period
to 23 August 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 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 146 426
Rank change year-on-year +61 +280 +321
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2578 1904 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.68% 1.76% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.25% 16.10% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1322 426
UK median daily rate £518 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +11.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £375 £368 £325
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £47.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.34% +18.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £39.00 £46.13 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.05 £48.38 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - £40.00

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 10631 11828 9654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.07% 10.94% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7036 7618 5934
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.92% +6.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +6.41% +7.59% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 245 346
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +11.47% +0.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.17 £40.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -36.00% +23.85% +0.62%

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 August 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 August 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 +57 2389 £525 +5.00% 270
London +22 1468 £550 +10.00% 174
UK excluding London +109 1092 £475 - 104
South East +94 372 £475 - 25
North of England +107 246 £450 -10.00% 35
Midlands +75 130 £475 -13.64% 13
Scotland +50 128 £450 +5.88% 6
North West +99 117 £450 -10.00% 16
West Midlands +112 103 £475 - 8
East of England +34 93 £525 +10.53% 14
Yorkshire +16 83 £455 -17.27% 17
South West +38 78 £450 +5.88% 9
Wales -2 47 £475 +2.70% 2
North East +88 46 £450 -5.26% 2
East Midlands -34 29 £400 -27.27% 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £400 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1838 (71.30%) DevOps
2 1533 (59.46%) Linux
3 1344 (52.13%) Puppet
4 1292 (50.12%) Amazon AWS
5 1089 (42.24%) Jenkins
6 1037 (40.22%) Docker
7 1030 (39.95%) Python
8 983 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
9 949 (36.81%) Opscode Chef
10 920 (35.69%) Java
11 752 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
12 725 (28.12%) Git (software)
13 717 (27.81%) Configuration Management
14 548 (21.26%) Terraform
15 514 (19.94%) Ruby
16 511 (19.82%) Kubernetes
17 503 (19.51%) Bash Shell
18 461 (17.88%) Unix
19 459 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
20 433 (16.80%) Finance
21 386 (14.97%) Red Hat
21 386 (14.97%) Windows
22 383 (14.86%) Security Cleared
23 378 (14.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 376 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
25 375 (14.55%) Open Source
26 368 (14.27%) JIRA
27 354 (13.73%) VMware
28 329 (12.76%) SC Cleared
29 320 (12.41%) TDD

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
1 260 (10.09%) Confluence
2 256 (9.93%) OpenStack
3 196 (7.60%) Elasticsearch
4 193 (7.49%) Apache
5 190 (7.37%) Tomcat
6 164 (6.36%) nginx
7 139 (5.39%) Cloud Foundry
8 115 (4.46%) Apache Spark
9 97 (3.76%) WebLogic
10 93 (3.61%) WebSphere
11 81 (3.14%) JBoss
12 53 (2.06%) IIS
13 44 (1.71%) Apache Solr
14 28 (1.09%) CMS
15 26 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.58%) Apache Pig
16 15 (0.58%) Jetty
17 12 (0.47%) SharePoint
18 10 (0.39%) Drupal
18 10 (0.39%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (0.47%) HipChat
2 10 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.039%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.078%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.039%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1292 (50.12%) Amazon AWS
2 459 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 209 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 207 (8.03%) PaaS
5 161 (6.25%) GitHub
6 148 (5.74%) Amazon EC2
7 139 (5.39%) OpenShift
8 129 (5.00%) IaaS
9 114 (4.42%) Amazon S3
10 72 (2.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 68 (2.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 63 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
13 55 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
14 54 (2.09%) SaaS
15 51 (1.98%) Route 53
16 48 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
17 42 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
18 30 (1.16%) Datadog
19 23 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
20 21 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 207 (8.03%) HTTP
2 184 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 177 (6.87%) DNS
4 146 (5.66%) Firewall
5 135 (5.24%) SSL
6 78 (3.03%) LDAP
7 64 (2.48%) VPN
8 56 (2.17%) Kerberos
9 51 (1.98%) HTTPS
10 40 (1.55%) DHCP
11 33 (1.28%) SSH
12 31 (1.20%) LAN
13 30 (1.16%) Internet
14 28 (1.09%) WAN
15 27 (1.05%) OpenLDAP
16 26 (1.01%) Network Security
17 20 (0.78%) OpenVPN
18 19 (0.74%) SAN
18 19 (0.74%) SMTP
19 14 (0.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
2 299 (11.60%) MySQL
3 260 (10.09%) MongoDB
4 211 (8.18%) Hadoop
5 186 (7.21%) NoSQL
6 174 (6.75%) Big Data
7 119 (4.62%) Relational Database
8 116 (4.50%) SQL Server
9 99 (3.84%) HBase
10 85 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 84 (3.26%) Redis
12 73 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
13 70 (2.72%) Apache Hive
14 59 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 42 (1.63%) RDBMS
16 33 (1.28%) DB2
17 32 (1.24%) Impala
18 29 (1.12%) Sqoop
19 22 (0.85%) Endeca
20 20 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1089 (42.24%) Jenkins
2 725 (28.12%) Git (software)
3 368 (14.27%) JIRA
4 247 (9.58%) Maven
5 161 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 155 (6.01%) Vagrant
7 153 (5.93%) Subversion
8 137 (5.31%) GitLab
9 122 (4.73%) Bitbucket
10 113 (4.38%) Artifactory
11 111 (4.31%) Selenium
12 106 (4.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 103 (4.00%) Gradle
14 90 (3.49%) TeamCity
15 87 (3.37%) JUnit
16 83 (3.22%) Cucumber
17 81 (3.14%) Ant
18 52 (2.02%) NUnit
19 49 (1.90%) MSTest
20 48 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 433 (16.80%) Finance
2 186 (7.21%) Banking
3 101 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 90 (3.49%) Retail
5 84 (3.26%) Marketing
6 76 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 74 (2.87%) Electronics
8 34 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.70%) Front Office
10 16 (0.62%) Legal
11 13 (0.50%) Publishing
12 11 (0.43%) Spanish Language
13 10 (0.39%) Games
14 8 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.27%) Back Office
16 6 (0.23%) Billing
17 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.16%) International Banking
18 4 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 1113 (43.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 407 (15.79%) Developer
3 329 (12.76%) AWS DevOps
4 315 (12.22%) AWS Engineer
5 269 (10.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 240 (9.31%) Linux Engineer
7 203 (7.87%) Architect
8 198 (7.68%) Java Developer
9 190 (7.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 188 (7.29%) Cloud Engineer
11 154 (5.97%) Consultant
12 150 (5.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 113 (4.38%) Administrator
14 112 (4.34%) Automation Engineer
15 111 (4.31%) Senior DevOps
16 92 (3.57%) DevOps Consultant
16 92 (3.57%) Java Engineer
17 88 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 66 (2.56%) Lead DevOps
19 61 (2.37%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (10.78%) Web Services
2 192 (7.45%) Elastic Stack
3 174 (6.75%) Spring
4 166 (6.44%) Node.js
5 143 (5.55%) REST
6 133 (5.16%) Kafka
7 121 (4.69%) Middleware
8 112 (4.34%) Spring Boot
9 105 (4.07%) RESTful
10 101 (3.92%) Sensu
11 90 (3.49%) .NET
11 90 (3.49%) JSON
12 79 (3.06%) RabbitMQ
13 74 (2.87%) SOAP
14 73 (2.83%) HTML
15 72 (2.79%) XML
16 69 (2.68%) AngularJS
16 69 (2.68%) J2EE
17 63 (2.44%) LAMP
18 61 (2.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 113 (4.38%) Public Cloud
2 93 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 59 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 53 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
6 53 (2.06%) Private Cloud
7 52 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 42 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 34 (1.32%) PKI
10 32 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 31 (1.20%) Cloud Native
11 31 (1.20%) iPad
12 28 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 27 (1.05%) Fintech
14 24 (0.93%) Clustering
15 22 (0.85%) Social Media
16 17 (0.66%) User Experience
17 14 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 14 (0.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1533 (59.46%) Linux
2 461 (17.88%) Unix
3 386 (14.97%) Windows
4 378 (14.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 238 (9.23%) CentOS
6 147 (5.70%) Ubuntu
7 103 (4.00%) Windows Server
8 81 (3.14%) Solaris
9 43 (1.67%) AIX
9 43 (1.67%) Debian
10 39 (1.51%) CoreOS
10 39 (1.51%) SUSE
11 30 (1.16%) Mac OS X
12 23 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (0.66%) VMS
15 13 (0.50%) Amazon Linux
16 11 (0.43%) Fedora
17 10 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1838 (71.30%) DevOps
2 983 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
3 752 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
4 717 (27.81%) Configuration Management
5 375 (14.55%) Open Source
6 320 (12.41%) TDD
7 302 (11.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 289 (11.21%) Microservices
9 276 (10.71%) Scrum
10 204 (7.91%) Test Automation
11 172 (6.67%) Migration
12 152 (5.90%) Software Engineering
13 150 (5.82%) Load Balancing
14 135 (5.24%) Kanban
15 122 (4.73%) E-Commerce
16 116 (4.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 112 (4.34%) BDD
18 107 (4.15%) Continuous Deployment
18 107 (4.15%) Mentoring
19 103 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1030 (39.95%) Python
2 920 (35.69%) Java
3 514 (19.94%) Ruby
4 503 (19.51%) Bash Shell
5 286 (11.09%) Perl
6 200 (7.76%) PowerShell
7 185 (7.18%) SQL
8 178 (6.90%) JavaScript
9 170 (6.59%) Go
10 150 (5.82%) Shell Script
11 137 (5.31%) PHP
12 113 (4.38%) Groovy
13 107 (4.15%) Scala
14 56 (2.17%) C#
15 34 (1.32%) Korn
16 33 (1.28%) C++
17 18 (0.70%) C
18 15 (0.58%) TypeScript
19 14 (0.54%) PL/SQL
20 11 (0.43%) ES6
Qualifications
1 383 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 329 (12.76%) SC Cleared
3 76 (2.95%) Degree
4 42 (1.63%) AWS Certification
5 28 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.54%) RHCE
9 11 (0.43%) CCNP
9 11 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.43%) CISSP
9 11 (0.43%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.39%) RHCA
11 8 (0.31%) CCNA
12 7 (0.27%) BC Cleared
12 7 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (0.27%) CITP
12 7 (0.27%) MBCS
12 7 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.24%) QA
2 21 (0.81%) SLA
3 15 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.50%) GCP
5 10 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.078%) COBIT
10 1 (0.039%) GDPR
10 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1037 (40.22%) Docker
2 163 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (4.42%) Active Directory
4 71 (2.75%) HDFS
5 62 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
6 57 (2.21%) vCloud
7 48 (1.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 44 (1.71%) vSphere
9 35 (1.36%) Xen
10 30 (1.16%) KVM
11 29 (1.12%) Apache Flume
11 29 (1.12%) LXC
12 27 (1.05%) NFS
12 27 (1.05%) VMware NSX
13 26 (1.01%) Squid
14 25 (0.97%) etcd
14 25 (0.97%) flannel
14 25 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
15 21 (0.81%) Postfix
16 17 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1344 (52.13%) Puppet
2 949 (36.81%) Opscode Chef
3 548 (21.26%) Terraform
4 511 (19.82%) Kubernetes
5 124 (4.81%) logstash
6 115 (4.46%) Salt
7 114 (4.42%) Kibana
8 92 (3.57%) Nagios
9 76 (2.95%) Grafana
9 76 (2.95%) Packer
10 73 (2.83%) Mesos
11 71 (2.75%) HAProxy
12 66 (2.56%) Prometheus
12 66 (2.56%) ZABBIX
13 55 (2.13%) Docker Swarm
14 53 (2.06%) Rancher
15 51 (1.98%) Graphite
16 37 (1.44%) vRealize
17 35 (1.36%) Consul
18 32 (1.24%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 386 (14.97%) Red Hat
2 354 (13.73%) VMware
3 303 (11.75%) Oracle
4 138 (5.35%) Microsoft
5 137 (5.31%) Splunk
6 114 (4.42%) SaltStack
7 110 (4.27%) Atlassian
8 80 (3.10%) SAP
9 68 (2.64%) Google
10 60 (2.33%) IBM
11 46 (1.78%) AppDynamics
11 46 (1.78%) TIBCO
12 43 (1.67%) Cloudera
13 40 (1.55%) Rackspace
14 30 (1.16%) WSO2
15 29 (1.12%) Cisco
16 28 (1.09%) ATG
16 28 (1.09%) ServiceNow
17 27 (1.05%) New Relic
18 26 (1.01%) HP