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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ansible
UK
Rank 101 230 416
Rank change year-on-year +129 +186  
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1041 570 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 1.08% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.98% 11.63% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 409 171
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £386 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

Ansible is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4531 4903 4388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.00% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3031 3106 2595
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 132 167
Median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Ansible as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +119 937 £500 - 234
London +69 596 £525 +5.00% 151
South East +30 91 £450 - 28
City of London +37 78 £525 +13.51% 28
Wales +58 64 £488 +8.33% 2
North East - 53 £450 - 3
Berkshire +32 47 £463 -2.63% 7
Tyne and Wear - 46 £430 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 46 £430 - 1
North West +65 44 £420 -12.72% 14
Yorkshire +16 42 £418 -7.22% 15
West Midlands +42 39 £490 -2.00% 5
Scotland +43 34 £413 - 6
West Yorkshire +26 34 £400 -11.05% 12
West Wales +1 34 £500 +11.11% 1
Swansea 0 33 £500 +11.11% 1
Leeds +31 32 £400 -15.34% 11
South West +17 30 £488 +5.40% 10
East of England +7 29 £550 +18.91% 6
Manchester +31 27 £450 - 12
South Wales +38 25 £450 +24.13% 1
Reading +21 25 £500 - 4
Edinburgh +33 20 £450 +9.09% 2
Shropshire +49 17 £485 -2.95%
Cardiff - 17 £444 -
Telford +47 16 £480 -4.00%
Hertfordshire +15 14 £600 - 2
Surrey -5 14 £400 -20.00% 7
Merseyside +13 13 £400 -
Glasgow +11 13 £400 - 3

Ansible
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1638 (74.08%) DevOps
2 1341 (60.65%) Linux
3 1313 (59.38%) Puppet
4 1112 (50.29%) Jenkins
5 1081 (48.89%) Amazon AWS
6 975 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
7 917 (41.47%) Python
8 879 (39.76%) Docker
9 824 (37.27%) Opscode Chef
10 794 (35.91%) Continuous Integration
11 776 (35.10%) Java
12 754 (34.10%) Git (software)
13 699 (31.61%) Configuration Management
14 501 (22.66%) Ruby
14 501 (22.66%) Bash Shell
15 421 (19.04%) Terraform
16 378 (17.10%) Security Cleared
17 371 (16.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 346 (15.65%) VMware
19 342 (15.47%) JIRA
20 337 (15.24%) Unix
21 334 (15.11%) Open Source
22 332 (15.02%) SC Cleared
23 320 (14.47%) Red Hat
24 310 (14.02%) Windows
24 310 (14.02%) Continuous Delivery
25 307 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
26 301 (13.61%) Web Services
27 298 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
28 294 (13.30%) Kubernetes

Ansible
Top Related 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
1 223 (10.09%) Confluence
2 191 (8.64%) Apache
3 171 (7.73%) Elasticsearch
4 166 (7.51%) nginx
5 106 (4.79%) Tomcat
6 104 (4.70%) OpenStack
7 84 (3.80%) Apache Spark
8 80 (3.62%) Cloud Foundry
9 74 (3.35%) WebLogic
10 65 (2.94%) WebSphere
11 50 (2.26%) JBoss
12 40 (1.81%) IIS
13 34 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 30 (1.36%) Apache Pig
15 28 (1.27%) Jetty
16 23 (1.04%) Drupal
17 20 (0.90%) CMS
18 17 (0.77%) WildFly
19 13 (0.59%) Mule ESB
19 13 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (0.95%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.86%) HipChat
3 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.090%) MS Office
5 1 (0.045%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.045%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.045%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1081 (48.89%) Amazon AWS
2 298 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 178 (8.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 137 (6.20%) GitHub
5 109 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
6 96 (4.34%) Amazon S3
7 87 (3.93%) PaaS
8 78 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
9 66 (2.99%) IaaS
10 54 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 50 (2.26%) Route 53
12 45 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 41 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
14 39 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
14 39 (1.76%) OpenShift
15 33 (1.49%) Datadog
16 29 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
17 27 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
18 25 (1.13%) Trello
19 23 (1.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 180 (8.14%) HTTP
2 170 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 153 (6.92%) DNS
4 119 (5.38%) Firewall
5 110 (4.98%) SSL
6 107 (4.84%) VPN
7 73 (3.30%) LDAP
8 53 (2.40%) SSH
9 36 (1.63%) Internet
10 33 (1.49%) Kerberos
11 32 (1.45%) DHCP
11 32 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
12 29 (1.31%) OpenLDAP
12 29 (1.31%) OpenVPN
13 25 (1.13%) HTTPS
13 25 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
14 24 (1.09%) IPsec
14 24 (1.09%) LAN
15 23 (1.04%) Network Security
16 22 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
2 222 (10.04%) MySQL
3 221 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 199 (9.00%) Hadoop
5 159 (7.19%) Big Data
6 145 (6.56%) Relational Database
7 124 (5.61%) NoSQL
8 102 (4.61%) Redis
9 98 (4.43%) SQL Server
10 74 (3.35%) Apache Hive
11 72 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 60 (2.71%) Oracle Database
13 59 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
14 44 (1.99%) HBase
15 38 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
16 33 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
17 32 (1.45%) RDBMS
18 29 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 16 (0.72%) Neo4j
20 15 (0.68%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1112 (50.29%) Jenkins
2 754 (34.10%) Git (software)
3 342 (15.47%) JIRA
4 256 (11.58%) Maven
5 188 (8.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 159 (7.19%) Vagrant
7 155 (7.01%) Subversion
8 115 (5.20%) Gradle
9 110 (4.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 101 (4.57%) JUnit
11 91 (4.12%) Selenium
12 83 (3.75%) Ant
13 81 (3.66%) TeamCity
14 79 (3.57%) Bitbucket
15 76 (3.44%) Hudson
16 73 (3.30%) SonarQube
17 70 (3.17%) GitLab
18 55 (2.49%) Cucumber
19 53 (2.40%) Mercurial
20 46 (2.08%) gulp
General
1 280 (12.66%) Finance
2 170 (7.69%) Banking
3 88 (3.98%) Retail
4 59 (2.67%) Marketing
5 54 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 38 (1.72%) Electronics
7 37 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.09%) Games
11 10 (0.45%) Front Office
12 7 (0.32%) Back Office
12 7 (0.32%) Law
13 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.14%) Advertising
14 3 (0.14%) Automotive
14 3 (0.14%) Legal
15 2 (0.090%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.090%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1047 (47.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 324 (14.65%) Developer
3 285 (12.89%) AWS DevOps
4 259 (11.71%) AWS Engineer
5 193 (8.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 184 (8.32%) Linux Engineer
7 163 (7.37%) Consultant
8 154 (6.97%) Architect
9 153 (6.92%) Senior DevOps
10 145 (6.56%) Java Developer
11 139 (6.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 137 (6.20%) Cloud Engineer
13 124 (5.61%) DevOps Consultant
14 111 (5.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 89 (4.03%) Administrator
16 75 (3.39%) Java Engineer
17 67 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
18 60 (2.71%) Cloud Architect
19 57 (2.58%) Automation Engineer
20 56 (2.53%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (13.61%) Web Services
2 193 (8.73%) Elastic Stack
3 155 (7.01%) Node.js
4 114 (5.16%) REST
5 87 (3.93%) .NET
6 85 (3.84%) AngularJS
6 85 (3.84%) Spring
7 82 (3.71%) LAMP
8 77 (3.48%) HTML
9 70 (3.17%) Kafka
10 66 (2.99%) JSON
11 63 (2.85%) J2EE
12 59 (2.67%) RESTful
13 53 (2.40%) LEMP Stack
13 53 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
13 53 (2.40%) Software Packaging
14 52 (2.35%) CSS
15 51 (2.31%) Middleware
16 46 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
17 43 (1.94%) React
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.66%) Public Cloud
2 75 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (2.67%) Data Centre
4 55 (2.49%) Algorithms
5 50 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
6 39 (1.76%) PKI
7 36 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 34 (1.54%) Clustering
9 33 (1.49%) Private Cloud
10 31 (1.40%) iPad
11 30 (1.36%) Data Structures
12 27 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.18%) Fintech
14 23 (1.04%) Replication
15 21 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 18 (0.81%) User Experience
17 17 (0.77%) Credit Risk
17 17 (0.77%) Social Media
18 15 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 11 (0.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1341 (60.65%) Linux
2 371 (16.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 337 (15.24%) Unix
4 310 (14.02%) Windows
5 280 (12.66%) CentOS
6 124 (5.61%) Ubuntu
7 83 (3.75%) Windows Server
8 55 (2.49%) Debian
9 44 (1.99%) AIX
10 33 (1.49%) CoreOS
11 31 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (1.36%) Solaris
13 26 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (1.09%) SUSE
15 17 (0.77%) Fedora
16 14 (0.63%) RancherOS
17 13 (0.59%) VyOS
18 12 (0.54%) Amazon Linux
18 12 (0.54%) Apple iOS
19 11 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1638 (74.08%) DevOps
2 975 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
3 794 (35.91%) Continuous Integration
4 699 (31.61%) Configuration Management
5 334 (15.11%) Open Source
6 310 (14.02%) Continuous Delivery
7 248 (11.22%) Scrum
8 194 (8.77%) Microservices
9 164 (7.42%) TDD
10 131 (5.92%) High Availability
11 127 (5.74%) Migration
12 114 (5.16%) Software Engineering
13 110 (4.98%) E-Commerce
13 110 (4.98%) Load Balancing
14 99 (4.48%) Continuous Deployment
15 93 (4.21%) Mentoring
16 85 (3.84%) BDD
17 83 (3.75%) Web Operations
18 74 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
19 69 (3.12%) OO
Programming Languages
1 917 (41.47%) Python
2 776 (35.10%) Java
3 501 (22.66%) Bash Shell
3 501 (22.66%) Ruby
4 274 (12.39%) Perl
5 230 (10.40%) JavaScript
6 197 (8.91%) PowerShell
7 181 (8.19%) SQL
8 141 (6.38%) Go
9 137 (6.20%) Shell Script
10 125 (5.65%) PHP
11 99 (4.48%) Scala
12 64 (2.89%) Groovy
13 53 (2.40%) C#
14 43 (1.94%) C++
15 42 (1.90%) C
16 30 (1.36%) Clojure
17 29 (1.31%) Korn
18 20 (0.90%) R
18 20 (0.90%) Rust
Qualifications
1 378 (17.10%) Security Cleared
2 332 (15.02%) SC Cleared
3 60 (2.71%) Degree
4 22 (1.00%) AWS Certification
4 22 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.45%) CCA
7 9 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.36%) CCNP
8 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.32%) MCSE
9 7 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.27%) CCNA
10 6 (0.27%) VCP6
11 5 (0.23%) VCAP
11 5 (0.23%) VCDX
12 4 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.090%) CISSP
13 2 (0.090%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.090%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.80%) QA
2 36 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 34 (1.54%) SLA
4 13 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.14%) GCP
6 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.090%) WCAG
8 1 (0.045%) FATCA
8 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.045%) PMO
System Software
1 879 (39.76%) Docker
2 147 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (6.06%) Active Directory
4 70 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
5 57 (2.58%) vCloud
6 54 (2.44%) HDFS
7 44 (1.99%) vSphere
8 35 (1.58%) Hyper-V
9 29 (1.31%) Postfix
9 29 (1.31%) Squid
10 26 (1.18%) Xen
11 25 (1.13%) NFS
12 20 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 12 (0.54%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.50%) Apache Flume
14 11 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (0.45%) GlusterFS
16 9 (0.41%) etcd
16 9 (0.41%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1313 (59.38%) Puppet
2 824 (37.27%) Opscode Chef
3 421 (19.04%) Terraform
4 294 (13.30%) Kubernetes
5 158 (7.15%) Salt
6 130 (5.88%) logstash
7 119 (5.38%) Nagios
8 114 (5.16%) Kibana
9 103 (4.66%) ZABBIX
10 92 (4.16%) Packer
11 59 (2.67%) HAProxy
12 58 (2.62%) Mesos
13 52 (2.35%) Consul
14 49 (2.22%) Graphite
15 48 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
16 47 (2.13%) Rancher
17 44 (1.99%) vRealize
18 36 (1.63%) yum
19 33 (1.49%) Dollar Universe
19 33 (1.49%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 346 (15.65%) VMware
2 320 (14.47%) Red Hat
3 284 (12.84%) Oracle
4 133 (6.02%) Atlassian
5 122 (5.52%) Splunk
6 96 (4.34%) Microsoft
7 94 (4.25%) SaltStack
8 83 (3.75%) AppDynamics
9 64 (2.89%) Google
10 52 (2.35%) IBM
10 52 (2.35%) SAP
11 49 (2.22%) New Relic
12 48 (2.17%) Rackspace
13 46 (2.08%) TIBCO
14 42 (1.90%) Hortonworks
15 41 (1.85%) Sonatype
16 37 (1.67%) Cisco
17 32 (1.45%) HP
18 28 (1.27%) ATG
19 24 (1.09%) CA
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day + (working inside IR35)
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £520 per day Lauren
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: Excellent daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £37.50 - £42.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day + market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago