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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 145 381
Rank change year-on-year +51 +236  
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1227 919 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 1.70% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.01% 14.90% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 650 229
Median daily rate £525 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £383 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £420
% change year-on-year - +13.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 5110 6167 4748
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.42% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3343 3963 2927
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 146 159
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.39% +36.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.64 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -46.96% +60.97%  

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 27 June 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 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 27 June 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 +59 1137 £525 +5.00% 296
London +17 699 £550 +10.00% 180
South East +74 182 £475 - 37
City of London +14 100 £575 +12.19% 36
Buckinghamshire - 69 £475 - 1
Scotland +38 66 £450 +5.88% 5
North West +56 64 £450 -10.00% 17
Edinburgh +29 58 £456 +7.35% 3
Milton Keynes - 49 £475 - 1
West Midlands +60 48 £475 +15.15% 11
South West +26 47 £450 - 6
East of England +24 42 £524 +10.31% 11
Manchester +31 40 £450 -10.00% 12
Surrey +13 40 £500 +5.26% 7
Yorkshire +19 34 £475 -13.63% 21
West Yorkshire +22 32 £450 - 20
Leeds +23 31 £450 +1.98% 20
Croydon +4 23 £525 +9.37% 3
Essex - 23 £550 -
Hampshire +27 22 £495 +16.47% 6
Shropshire +29 20 £483 - 2
Berkshire +16 20 £400 -17.94% 12
Somerset +14 20 £425 +13.33% 1
Telford +29 18 £483 - 2
Wales -13 18 £475 +3.82% 2
Oxfordshire +1 17 £475 +11.76% 4
East Midlands -22 16 £388 -31.11% 8
Taunton - 14 £424 -
Southend-on-Sea - 14 £575 -
Bedfordshire - 13 £480 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1659 (73.18%) DevOps
2 1416 (62.46%) Linux
3 1247 (55.01%) Puppet
4 1165 (51.39%) Amazon AWS
5 988 (43.58%) Jenkins
6 958 (42.26%) Python
7 911 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
8 883 (38.95%) Docker
9 837 (36.92%) Opscode Chef
10 812 (35.82%) Java
11 692 (30.52%) Git (software)
12 688 (30.35%) Continuous Integration
13 673 (29.69%) Configuration Management
14 497 (21.92%) Terraform
15 481 (21.22%) Ruby
16 463 (20.42%) Bash Shell
17 399 (17.60%) Unix
18 384 (16.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 381 (16.81%) Kubernetes
20 373 (16.45%) Microsoft Azure
21 367 (16.19%) Red Hat
22 348 (15.35%) Security Cleared
23 343 (15.13%) Windows
24 337 (14.87%) Open Source
25 328 (14.47%) Finance
26 320 (14.12%) VMware
27 314 (13.85%) JIRA
28 311 (13.72%) SC Cleared
29 294 (12.97%) PostgreSQL
30 283 (12.48%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 221 (9.75%) Confluence
2 179 (7.90%) Elasticsearch
3 177 (7.81%) OpenStack
4 155 (6.84%) Apache
5 148 (6.53%) Tomcat
6 138 (6.09%) nginx
7 106 (4.68%) Cloud Foundry
8 81 (3.57%) WebLogic
9 77 (3.40%) WebSphere
10 69 (3.04%) Apache Spark
11 59 (2.60%) JBoss
12 52 (2.29%) IIS
13 28 (1.24%) CMS
14 25 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 20 (0.88%) Drupal
16 19 (0.84%) Apache Pig
17 15 (0.66%) Jetty
18 12 (0.53%) Apache Solr
18 12 (0.53%) SharePoint
19 11 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.22%) HipChat
3 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.044%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.044%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.044%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1165 (51.39%) Amazon AWS
2 373 (16.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 191 (8.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 157 (6.93%) PaaS
5 124 (5.47%) Amazon EC2
6 122 (5.38%) GitHub
7 106 (4.68%) Amazon S3
8 104 (4.59%) OpenShift
9 97 (4.28%) IaaS
10 59 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
11 55 (2.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 54 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 46 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
14 42 (1.85%) SaaS
15 41 (1.81%) Datadog
16 40 (1.76%) Amazon ELB
17 37 (1.63%) Route 53
18 36 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
19 23 (1.01%) Trello
20 20 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 224 (9.88%) HTTP
2 191 (8.43%) TCP/IP
3 159 (7.01%) DNS
4 140 (6.18%) SSL
5 124 (5.47%) Firewall
6 62 (2.73%) LDAP
7 47 (2.07%) VPN
8 41 (1.81%) DHCP
9 38 (1.68%) HTTPS
10 37 (1.63%) SSH
11 34 (1.50%) Internet
12 30 (1.32%) Network Security
13 28 (1.24%) Kerberos
14 27 (1.19%) LAN
15 24 (1.06%) WAN
16 22 (0.97%) SMTP
17 19 (0.84%) SAN
18 17 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
19 14 (0.62%) ICMP
19 14 (0.62%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (12.97%) PostgreSQL
2 255 (11.25%) MySQL
3 248 (10.94%) MongoDB
4 174 (7.68%) Hadoop
5 151 (6.66%) NoSQL
6 136 (6.00%) Big Data
7 115 (5.07%) Relational Database
8 105 (4.63%) SQL Server
9 93 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 87 (3.84%) Redis
11 60 (2.65%) Apache Hive
12 47 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
12 47 (2.07%) HBase
13 39 (1.72%) RDBMS
14 38 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 33 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
16 29 (1.28%) Oracle Database
17 19 (0.84%) DB2
17 19 (0.84%) Endeca
17 19 (0.84%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 988 (43.58%) Jenkins
2 692 (30.52%) Git (software)
3 314 (13.85%) JIRA
4 240 (10.59%) Maven
5 146 (6.44%) Subversion
6 145 (6.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 134 (5.91%) Vagrant
8 122 (5.38%) GitLab
9 102 (4.50%) Bitbucket
9 102 (4.50%) Gradle
10 95 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 83 (3.66%) Artifactory
12 79 (3.48%) Selenium
13 78 (3.44%) TeamCity
14 73 (3.22%) JUnit
15 71 (3.13%) Ant
16 57 (2.51%) Hudson
17 50 (2.21%) Cucumber
18 46 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
19 43 (1.90%) Travis CI
General
1 328 (14.47%) Finance
2 173 (7.63%) Banking
3 76 (3.35%) Retail
4 64 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.03%) Marketing
6 38 (1.68%) Electronics
7 36 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.49%) Games
10 10 (0.44%) Back Office
10 10 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.44%) Front Office
11 8 (0.35%) Law
12 6 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.26%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.22%) Legal
13 5 (0.22%) Publishing
14 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.088%) Local Government
15 2 (0.088%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1028 (45.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 340 (15.00%) Developer
3 304 (13.41%) AWS Engineer
4 297 (13.10%) AWS DevOps
5 248 (10.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 222 (9.79%) Linux Engineer
7 188 (8.29%) Cloud Engineer
8 176 (7.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 175 (7.72%) Architect
10 158 (6.97%) Java Developer
11 137 (6.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 136 (6.00%) Consultant
13 112 (4.94%) Senior DevOps
14 91 (4.01%) Java Engineer
15 90 (3.97%) DevOps Consultant
16 88 (3.88%) Automation Engineer
17 86 (3.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 75 (3.31%) Administrator
19 61 (2.69%) Cloud Architect
20 56 (2.47%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (11.95%) Web Services
2 180 (7.94%) Elastic Stack
3 163 (7.19%) Node.js
4 107 (4.72%) REST
4 107 (4.72%) Spring
5 91 (4.01%) .NET
5 91 (4.01%) Middleware
6 89 (3.93%) Kafka
7 77 (3.40%) JSON
8 74 (3.26%) HTML
9 72 (3.18%) RESTful
9 72 (3.18%) Sensu
10 67 (2.96%) J2EE
11 66 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
12 64 (2.82%) LAMP
13 63 (2.78%) SOAP
14 62 (2.73%) AngularJS
15 61 (2.69%) CSS
16 56 (2.47%) XML
17 48 (2.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 112 (4.94%) Public Cloud
2 77 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
3 74 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
5 47 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 47 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (1.90%) Data Centre
7 35 (1.54%) Private Cloud
8 32 (1.41%) Algorithms
8 32 (1.41%) Clustering
9 30 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 28 (1.24%) iPad
11 23 (1.01%) Fintech
12 19 (0.84%) Social Media
12 19 (0.84%) User Experience
13 18 (0.79%) PKI
14 16 (0.71%) Video on Demand
15 15 (0.66%) Cloud Native
15 15 (0.66%) RIA
16 13 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1416 (62.46%) Linux
2 399 (17.60%) Unix
3 384 (16.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 343 (15.13%) Windows
5 254 (11.20%) CentOS
6 136 (6.00%) Ubuntu
7 89 (3.93%) Windows Server
8 59 (2.60%) Solaris
9 50 (2.21%) Debian
10 47 (2.07%) AIX
11 37 (1.63%) SUSE
12 29 (1.28%) CoreOS
12 29 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (1.10%) Mac OS X
14 20 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (0.75%) Amazon Linux
16 14 (0.62%) Fedora
16 14 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.57%) VMS
18 11 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1659 (73.18%) DevOps
2 911 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
3 688 (30.35%) Continuous Integration
4 673 (29.69%) Configuration Management
5 337 (14.87%) Open Source
6 283 (12.48%) Continuous Delivery
7 228 (10.06%) TDD
8 224 (9.88%) Scrum
9 216 (9.53%) Microservices
10 203 (8.95%) Test Automation
11 145 (6.40%) Software Engineering
12 123 (5.43%) Migration
13 116 (5.12%) E-Commerce
14 114 (5.03%) Load Balancing
15 107 (4.72%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 104 (4.59%) Continuous Deployment
17 100 (4.41%) Kanban
18 90 (3.97%) High Availability
19 84 (3.71%) Web Operations
20 78 (3.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 958 (42.26%) Python
2 812 (35.82%) Java
3 481 (21.22%) Ruby
4 463 (20.42%) Bash Shell
5 269 (11.87%) Perl
6 182 (8.03%) PowerShell
7 179 (7.90%) JavaScript
8 160 (7.06%) SQL
9 146 (6.44%) PHP
10 136 (6.00%) Go
11 115 (5.07%) Shell Script
12 102 (4.50%) Scala
13 93 (4.10%) Groovy
14 52 (2.29%) C#
15 40 (1.76%) C++
16 26 (1.15%) Korn
17 24 (1.06%) C
18 18 (0.79%) Clojure
19 9 (0.40%) F#
19 9 (0.40%) Rust
Qualifications
1 348 (15.35%) Security Cleared
2 311 (13.72%) SC Cleared
3 63 (2.78%) Degree
4 25 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (1.06%) AWS Certification
6 22 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.44%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.44%) RHCE
9 9 (0.40%) CCNP
10 8 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.31%) CCNA
11 7 (0.31%) Chartered Engineer
11 7 (0.31%) CISSP
11 7 (0.31%) CITP
11 7 (0.31%) MBCS
11 7 (0.31%) PMP
11 7 (0.31%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.41%) SLA
2 28 (1.24%) QA
3 12 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.44%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.31%) GCP
7 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.044%) PMO
System Software
1 883 (38.95%) Docker
2 148 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (5.91%) Active Directory
4 67 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
5 51 (2.25%) HDFS
6 47 (2.07%) vSphere
7 44 (1.94%) vCloud
8 32 (1.41%) Xen
9 27 (1.19%) KVM
10 26 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 25 (1.10%) NFS
12 21 (0.93%) etcd
12 21 (0.93%) flannel
13 20 (0.88%) Hyper-V
14 18 (0.79%) LXC
15 17 (0.75%) Squid
16 14 (0.62%) Postfix
17 13 (0.57%) GlusterFS
18 12 (0.53%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1247 (55.01%) Puppet
2 837 (36.92%) Opscode Chef
3 497 (21.92%) Terraform
4 381 (16.81%) Kubernetes
5 113 (4.98%) Salt
6 104 (4.59%) Nagios
7 101 (4.46%) Kibana
7 101 (4.46%) logstash
8 73 (3.22%) Packer
9 72 (3.18%) Mesos
10 65 (2.87%) Graphite
11 63 (2.78%) ZABBIX
12 53 (2.34%) Grafana
12 53 (2.34%) Prometheus
13 52 (2.29%) HAProxy
13 52 (2.29%) vRealize
14 44 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
15 36 (1.59%) Rundeck
16 35 (1.54%) Rancher
17 32 (1.41%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 367 (16.19%) Red Hat
2 320 (14.12%) VMware
3 278 (12.26%) Oracle
4 124 (5.47%) Splunk
5 123 (5.43%) Atlassian
6 114 (5.03%) Microsoft
7 103 (4.54%) SaltStack
8 61 (2.69%) AppDynamics
9 60 (2.65%) Google
10 57 (2.51%) TIBCO
11 52 (2.29%) IBM
12 45 (1.99%) SAP
13 44 (1.94%) Rackspace
14 36 (1.59%) Cloudera
15 32 (1.41%) Cisco
16 31 (1.37%) ATG
17 30 (1.32%) New Relic
18 28 (1.24%) HP
19 26 (1.15%) WSO2
20 23 (1.01%) EMC
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LA International
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