Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 88 127
Rank change year-on-year +26 +39 +266
Contract jobs citing Ansible 3,929 2,694 2,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.81% 2.71% 2.01%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.10% 23.58% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,844 1,940 1,453
UK median daily rate £525 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £381 £381
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £40.75 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.91% -13.76% -
10th Percentile £47.25 £40.08 £46.13
90th Percentile £95.85 £42.03 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year -21.69% - -

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 14,498 11,427 12,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.05% 11.51% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,752 7,595 7,840
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +8.72% +7.50%
10th Percentile £295 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +5.45% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 271 282
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.29% +22.62%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -40.74% +28.57%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +28 3,620 £525 - 829
London +16 2,069 £550 - 443
UK excluding London +43 1,815 £500 +5.26% 427
South East +6 477 £500 - 108
North of England +41 435 £500 +7.53% 130
East of England +63 249 £525 +0.10% 49
Scotland +3 213 £525 +16.67% 28
Midlands +44 206 £488 +2.63% 48
South West +71 184 £466 +9.65% 50
North West +18 172 £525 +10.53% 64
Yorkshire +20 141 £488 +5.98% 48
North East +65 124 £450 +20.00% 18
West Midlands +10 119 £525 +5.00% 33
East Midlands +44 85 £450 +9.09% 15
Wales +7 65 £450 -5.26% 11
Northern Ireland +39 6 £525 +31.25% 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2,682 (68.26%) DevOps
2 2,058 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2,050 (52.18%) Linux
4 1,953 (49.71%) Puppet
5 1,921 (48.89%) Jenkins
6 1,839 (46.81%) Docker
7 1,708 (43.47%) Python
8 1,615 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
9 1,511 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
10 1,462 (37.21%) Terraform
11 1,322 (33.65%) Java
12 1,152 (29.32%) Kubernetes
13 1,055 (26.85%) Git (software)
14 1,001 (25.48%) Continuous Integration
15 936 (23.82%) Configuration Management
16 825 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 788 (20.06%) Bash Shell
18 630 (16.03%) Windows
19 607 (15.45%) Unix
20 549 (13.97%) TDD
21 537 (13.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 526 (13.39%) Finance
23 512 (13.03%) Red Hat
24 478 (12.17%) Scrum
25 456 (11.61%) Test Automation
26 443 (11.28%) Open Source
27 442 (11.25%) Ruby
28 436 (11.10%) PostgreSQL
29 435 (11.07%) Oracle
30 423 (10.77%) NoSQL

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
1 356 (9.06%) Tomcat
2 304 (7.74%) Apache
3 279 (7.10%) Confluence
4 237 (6.03%) Elasticsearch
5 216 (5.50%) OpenStack
6 199 (5.06%) nginx
7 181 (4.61%) WebLogic
8 179 (4.56%) WebSphere
9 174 (4.43%) JBoss
10 124 (3.16%) Cloud Foundry
11 121 (3.08%) Apache Spark
12 110 (2.80%) IIS
13 78 (1.99%) Jetty
14 33 (0.84%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.46%) Apache Pig
15 18 (0.46%) Mongrel
15 18 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 16 (0.41%) WordPress
18 13 (0.33%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 71 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.15%) HipChat
6 3 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.025%) InVision
7 1 (0.025%) Mingle
7 1 (0.025%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.076%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.025%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.025%) Documaker
7 1 (0.025%) Magento
7 1 (0.025%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.025%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2,058 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
2 825 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 378 (9.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 358 (9.11%) Amazon EC2
5 270 (6.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 268 (6.82%) GitHub
7 263 (6.69%) Amazon S3
8 244 (6.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 230 (5.85%) Serverless
10 200 (5.09%) AWS Lambda
11 195 (4.96%) PaaS
12 181 (4.61%) OpenShift
13 178 (4.53%) IaaS
14 114 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
15 111 (2.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 95 (2.42%) SaaS
17 78 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
18 76 (1.93%) Route 53
19 70 (1.78%) Datadog
20 56 (1.43%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 216 (5.50%) Firewall
2 203 (5.17%) HTTP
3 197 (5.01%) DNS
4 169 (4.30%) TCP/IP
5 158 (4.02%) SSL
6 95 (2.42%) VPN
7 82 (2.09%) Kerberos
8 57 (1.45%) DHCP
9 49 (1.25%) Internet
10 44 (1.12%) SSH
11 42 (1.07%) Network Security
12 38 (0.97%) BIG-IP
13 34 (0.87%) SAN
14 30 (0.76%) DSL
15 29 (0.74%) OpenLDAP
16 28 (0.71%) LAN
17 25 (0.64%) FTP
18 24 (0.61%) BGP
18 24 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
18 24 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (11.10%) PostgreSQL
2 423 (10.77%) NoSQL
3 420 (10.69%) MySQL
4 400 (10.18%) Hadoop
5 300 (7.64%) MongoDB
6 264 (6.72%) Big Data
7 184 (4.68%) SQL Server
8 143 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 142 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
10 124 (3.16%) Relational Database
11 104 (2.65%) Redis
12 102 (2.60%) Apache Hive
13 72 (1.83%) HBase
14 65 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
15 59 (1.50%) Sqoop
16 53 (1.35%) Oracle Database
17 45 (1.15%) Impala
18 42 (1.07%) RDBMS
19 40 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 29 (0.74%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,921 (48.89%) Jenkins
2 1,055 (26.85%) Git (software)
3 397 (10.10%) JIRA
4 363 (9.24%) Maven
5 273 (6.95%) Sonatype Nexus
6 262 (6.67%) GitLab
7 244 (6.21%) Artifactory
8 203 (5.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 186 (4.73%) Bitbucket
10 180 (4.58%) TeamCity
10 180 (4.58%) Vagrant
11 167 (4.25%) Subversion
12 150 (3.82%) Selenium
13 148 (3.77%) Gradle
14 132 (3.36%) NUnit
15 122 (3.11%) Cucumber
16 120 (3.05%) MSTest
17 105 (2.67%) Travis CI
18 96 (2.44%) JUnit
19 77 (1.96%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 526 (13.39%) Finance
2 285 (7.25%) Banking
3 107 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 104 (2.65%) Retail
5 60 (1.53%) Marketing
6 43 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 38 (0.97%) Electronics
8 32 (0.81%) Publishing
9 30 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 28 (0.71%) Games
11 27 (0.69%) Front Office
12 19 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 19 (0.48%) Law
13 16 (0.41%) Advertising
14 15 (0.38%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.36%) Legal
16 11 (0.28%) Back Office
17 6 (0.15%) Automotive
18 3 (0.076%) Billing
18 3 (0.076%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,799 (45.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 682 (17.36%) Developer
3 615 (15.65%) AWS Engineer
4 569 (14.48%) AWS DevOps
5 504 (12.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 352 (8.96%) Java Developer
7 249 (6.34%) Cloud Engineer
8 228 (5.80%) Senior DevOps
9 206 (5.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 200 (5.09%) Linux Engineer
11 190 (4.84%) Architect
12 173 (4.40%) Consultant
13 147 (3.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 141 (3.59%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 137 (3.49%) Python Engineer
16 133 (3.39%) Platform Engineer
17 114 (2.90%) DevOps Consultant
18 112 (2.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 107 (2.72%) Azure Engineer
20 106 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (8.91%) Web Services
2 287 (7.30%) Elastic Stack
2 287 (7.30%) Spring
3 284 (7.23%) Node.js
4 217 (5.52%) Kafka
5 179 (4.56%) REST
6 170 (4.33%) .NET
7 153 (3.89%) Middleware
8 139 (3.54%) React
9 136 (3.46%) RESTful
10 135 (3.44%) Spring Boot
11 118 (3.00%) JSON
11 118 (3.00%) LDAP
12 115 (2.93%) AngularJS
13 113 (2.88%) Hibernate
14 106 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
15 103 (2.62%) HTML
16 93 (2.37%) SOAP
17 89 (2.27%) CSS
18 81 (2.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 192 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
2 181 (4.61%) Public Cloud
3 140 (3.56%) Data Centre
4 110 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 93 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
6 86 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 76 (1.93%) Cloud Native
8 69 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
9 66 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 66 (1.68%) PKI
10 56 (1.43%) Clustering
11 55 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
12 54 (1.37%) Wiki
13 52 (1.32%) Fintech
14 37 (0.94%) Management Information System
14 37 (0.94%) Private Cloud
14 37 (0.94%) Replication
15 36 (0.92%) User Experience
16 27 (0.69%) Mobile App
17 23 (0.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,050 (52.18%) Linux
2 630 (16.03%) Windows
3 607 (15.45%) Unix
4 537 (13.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 342 (8.70%) CentOS
6 134 (3.41%) Ubuntu
7 113 (2.88%) Windows Server
8 77 (1.96%) Solaris
9 49 (1.25%) Debian
10 48 (1.22%) CoreOS
11 31 (0.79%) AIX
12 29 (0.74%) VMS
13 25 (0.64%) SUSE
14 22 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 21 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (0.43%) Apple iOS
16 17 (0.43%) Fedora
16 17 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (0.41%) Android
18 15 (0.38%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,682 (68.26%) DevOps
2 1,615 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1,001 (25.48%) Continuous Integration
4 936 (23.82%) Configuration Management
5 549 (13.97%) TDD
6 478 (12.17%) Scrum
7 456 (11.61%) Test Automation
8 443 (11.28%) Open Source
9 408 (10.38%) Microservices
10 407 (10.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 352 (8.96%) Deployment Automation
12 342 (8.70%) Software Engineering
13 309 (7.86%) BDD
14 285 (7.25%) Migration
15 232 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
16 210 (5.34%) OO
17 197 (5.01%) Kanban
18 156 (3.97%) Build Automation
18 156 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 155 (3.95%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1,708 (43.47%) Python
2 1,322 (33.65%) Java
3 788 (20.06%) Bash Shell
4 442 (11.25%) Ruby
5 399 (10.16%) Perl
6 358 (9.11%) JavaScript
7 350 (8.91%) PowerShell
8 346 (8.81%) SQL
9 341 (8.68%) Shell Script
10 263 (6.69%) Go
11 225 (5.73%) Groovy
12 153 (3.89%) Java 8
13 125 (3.18%) PHP
14 115 (2.93%) Scala
15 100 (2.55%) C++
16 97 (2.47%) C#
17 84 (2.14%) Korn
18 76 (1.93%) C
19 56 (1.43%) ES6
20 37 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 383 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 277 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 119 (3.03%) Degree
4 77 (1.96%) AWS Certification
5 73 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (0.69%) RHCE
7 24 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 24 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 23 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (0.43%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.23%) CCNA
10 9 (0.23%) CCNP
11 8 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.15%) CISSP
14 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.13%) OCP
14 5 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.10%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.10%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (3.56%) QA
2 26 (0.66%) GDPR
3 13 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.33%) SLA
4 11 (0.28%) MiFID
5 10 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.20%) PMO
7 7 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.076%) PSD2
9 2 (0.051%) COBIT
9 2 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.051%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.025%) BS25999
10 1 (0.025%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.025%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.025%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 1,839 (46.81%) Docker
2 205 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
4 102 (2.60%) Active Directory
5 78 (1.99%) HDFS
6 52 (1.32%) NFS
7 50 (1.27%) vSphere
8 42 (1.07%) VirtualBox
9 39 (0.99%) Hyper-V
10 28 (0.71%) KVM
11 27 (0.69%) etcd
11 27 (0.69%) flannel
12 25 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 22 (0.56%) Xen
14 21 (0.53%) vCloud
15 20 (0.51%) Ceph
16 18 (0.46%) VMware NSX
17 17 (0.43%) Postfix
17 17 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
18 15 (0.38%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,953 (49.71%) Puppet
2 1,511 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
3 1,462 (37.21%) Terraform
4 1,152 (29.32%) Kubernetes
5 228 (5.80%) Salt
6 225 (5.73%) Packer
7 166 (4.22%) Nagios
8 112 (2.85%) Kibana
9 104 (2.65%) logstash
10 95 (2.42%) ZABBIX
11 85 (2.16%) Prometheus
12 82 (2.09%) Docker Swarm
13 80 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
14 71 (1.81%) Rancher
15 68 (1.73%) Cobbler
16 61 (1.55%) HAProxy
17 58 (1.48%) Consul
18 57 (1.45%) Grafana
18 57 (1.45%) Mesos
19 49 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 512 (13.03%) Red Hat
2 435 (11.07%) Oracle
3 304 (7.74%) Splunk
4 290 (7.38%) VMware
5 268 (6.82%) Google
6 209 (5.32%) Microsoft
7 116 (2.95%) SaltStack
8 108 (2.75%) Cloudera
9 107 (2.72%) New Relic
10 105 (2.67%) Atlassian
11 92 (2.34%) IBM
12 65 (1.65%) Cisco
13 62 (1.58%) AppDynamics
14 57 (1.45%) SAP
15 55 (1.40%) Hortonworks
16 47 (1.20%) F5
17 37 (0.94%) Black Duck
18 34 (0.87%) Citrix
19 31 (0.79%) ServiceNow
20 30 (0.76%) NetApp