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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 206 406
Rank change year-on-year +115 +200  
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1148 650 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 1.16% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.45% 11.46% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 465 199
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £385 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £469 £438
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £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 4696 5670 4695
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.11% 10.14% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3113 3585 2846
Median daily rate £475 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +11.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 133 200
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.62% +6.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

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 April 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 April 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 +110 1042 £513 +2.50% 263
London +67 643 £538 +7.50% 151
South East +44 121 £450 - 48
City of London +31 88 £531 +11.84% 28
West Midlands +73 58 £475 -5.00% 7
Wales +49 56 £494 +9.72%
North West +74 53 £450 -18.18% 15
Scotland +55 44 £431 +6.15% 9
Yorkshire +26 44 £425 -19.04% 11
West Yorkshire +46 40 £418 -1.76% 8
South West +40 40 £475 +11.76% 15
North East - 39 £475 -
Berkshire +20 38 £429 -9.73% 23
Leeds +43 37 £405 +8.00% 7
East of England +6 34 £550 +18.91% 12
West Wales +3 29 £500 +11.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 29 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 29 £513 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 29 £475 -
Edinburgh +31 28 £450 +9.09% 7
Swansea +3 28 £500 +11.11%
Manchester +33 27 £450 -14.28% 13
Shropshire +57 26 £478 -4.50% 3
Telford +48 25 £475 -5.00% 3
South Wales +34 25 £450 -
Reading +29 22 £450 -10.00% 8
Milton Keynes - 21 £475 - 3
Merseyside +16 17 £400 -
Surrey -9 16 £400 -17.94% 12
Cardiff - 16 £438 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1625 (75.02%) DevOps
2 1346 (62.14%) Linux
3 1287 (59.42%) Puppet
4 1073 (49.54%) Amazon AWS
5 1043 (48.15%) Jenkins
6 932 (43.03%) Python
7 905 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
8 851 (39.29%) Docker
9 808 (37.30%) Opscode Chef
10 781 (36.06%) Java
11 726 (33.52%) Continuous Integration
12 714 (32.96%) Git (software)
13 668 (30.84%) Configuration Management
14 486 (22.44%) Ruby
15 474 (21.88%) Bash Shell
16 441 (20.36%) Terraform
17 371 (17.13%) Security Cleared
18 370 (17.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 339 (15.65%) Unix
20 333 (15.37%) VMware
21 332 (15.33%) SC Cleared
22 328 (15.14%) Open Source
23 316 (14.59%) Microsoft Azure
24 315 (14.54%) Red Hat
25 312 (14.40%) Continuous Delivery
26 310 (14.31%) JIRA
27 305 (14.08%) Kubernetes
28 301 (13.90%) Windows
29 289 (13.34%) Finance
30 285 (13.16%) Perl

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
1 215 (9.93%) Confluence
2 171 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
3 153 (7.06%) Apache
4 141 (6.51%) nginx
5 132 (6.09%) OpenStack
6 114 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
7 97 (4.48%) Tomcat
8 75 (3.46%) Apache Spark
9 64 (2.95%) WebSphere
10 62 (2.86%) WebLogic
11 43 (1.99%) JBoss
12 41 (1.89%) IIS
13 27 (1.25%) Apache Pig
13 27 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (1.02%) CMS
14 22 (1.02%) Drupal
15 18 (0.83%) Jetty
16 14 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
17 12 (0.55%) WordPress
18 11 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.23%) HipChat
2 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.092%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.092%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.046%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.046%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1073 (49.54%) Amazon AWS
2 316 (14.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 166 (7.66%) AWS CloudFormation
4 123 (5.68%) GitHub
5 116 (5.36%) PaaS
6 98 (4.52%) Amazon EC2
7 78 (3.60%) Amazon S3
8 67 (3.09%) IaaS
9 64 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
10 54 (2.49%) OpenShift
11 46 (2.12%) Datadog
12 41 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 38 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
14 34 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 29 (1.34%) Amazon ELB
16 26 (1.20%) Route 53
16 26 (1.20%) Trello
17 20 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
17 20 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 184 (8.49%) HTTP
2 158 (7.29%) TCP/IP
3 143 (6.60%) DNS
4 111 (5.12%) Firewall
5 109 (5.03%) SSL
6 69 (3.19%) LDAP
7 68 (3.14%) VPN
8 41 (1.89%) Internet
9 39 (1.80%) SSH
10 33 (1.52%) DHCP
11 32 (1.48%) HTTPS
12 31 (1.43%) Network Security
13 30 (1.39%) Kerberos
14 24 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
15 19 (0.88%) LAN
16 18 (0.83%) WAN
17 17 (0.78%) ICMP
17 17 (0.78%) SAN
18 16 (0.74%) IPsec
18 16 (0.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (13.02%) PostgreSQL
2 219 (10.11%) MongoDB
3 199 (9.19%) MySQL
4 184 (8.49%) Hadoop
5 130 (6.00%) Big Data
6 124 (5.72%) Relational Database
7 111 (5.12%) NoSQL
8 101 (4.66%) Redis
9 78 (3.60%) SQL Server
10 70 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 69 (3.19%) Apache Hive
12 46 (2.12%) HBase
13 43 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
14 41 (1.89%) Oracle Database
15 34 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
16 31 (1.43%) RDBMS
17 25 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 22 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
19 18 (0.83%) Neo4j
19 18 (0.83%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1043 (48.15%) Jenkins
2 714 (32.96%) Git (software)
3 310 (14.31%) JIRA
4 228 (10.53%) Maven
5 149 (6.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 149 (6.88%) Subversion
6 143 (6.60%) Vagrant
7 125 (5.77%) Gradle
8 103 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 93 (4.29%) Selenium
10 89 (4.11%) GitLab
11 87 (4.02%) Bitbucket
12 73 (3.37%) JUnit
12 73 (3.37%) TeamCity
13 67 (3.09%) Ant
13 67 (3.09%) Hudson
14 52 (2.40%) Travis CI
15 50 (2.31%) Cucumber
16 48 (2.22%) gulp
17 47 (2.17%) SonarQube
General
1 289 (13.34%) Finance
2 173 (7.99%) Banking
3 84 (3.88%) Retail
4 54 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.22%) Marketing
6 32 (1.48%) Electronics
7 31 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 27 (1.25%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.69%) Games
11 9 (0.42%) Front Office
12 7 (0.32%) Law
13 4 (0.18%) Back Office
13 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.18%) Publishing
13 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.14%) Advertising
15 2 (0.092%) Legal
16 1 (0.046%) Automotive
16 1 (0.046%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1047 (48.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 300 (13.85%) Developer
3 274 (12.65%) AWS DevOps
4 263 (12.14%) AWS Engineer
5 211 (9.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 191 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
7 179 (8.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 167 (7.71%) Cloud Engineer
9 160 (7.39%) Architect
10 141 (6.51%) Consultant
11 140 (6.46%) Senior DevOps
12 133 (6.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 129 (5.96%) Java Developer
14 109 (5.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 108 (4.99%) DevOps Consultant
16 90 (4.16%) Java Engineer
17 87 (4.02%) Administrator
18 65 (3.00%) Automation Engineer
19 63 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
20 59 (2.72%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (12.05%) Web Services
2 168 (7.76%) Node.js
3 166 (7.66%) Elastic Stack
4 90 (4.16%) REST
5 78 (3.60%) Spring
6 77 (3.55%) LAMP
7 76 (3.51%) .NET
8 72 (3.32%) Kafka
9 70 (3.23%) HTML
10 69 (3.19%) JSON
11 67 (3.09%) AngularJS
11 67 (3.09%) J2EE
11 67 (3.09%) Middleware
12 57 (2.63%) RESTful
13 52 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
14 51 (2.35%) CSS
14 51 (2.35%) Sensu
15 44 (2.03%) SOAP
16 42 (1.94%) LEMP Stack
17 41 (1.89%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.66%) Public Cloud
2 78 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
4 56 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 56 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
5 45 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 42 (1.94%) Algorithms
7 35 (1.62%) iPad
8 32 (1.48%) Clustering
8 32 (1.48%) Private Cloud
9 30 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.29%) PKI
11 24 (1.11%) Fintech
12 22 (1.02%) Data Structures
12 22 (1.02%) User Experience
13 21 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (0.83%) Replication
15 17 (0.78%) Social Media
16 13 (0.60%) Cloud Native
16 13 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1346 (62.14%) Linux
2 370 (17.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 339 (15.65%) Unix
4 301 (13.90%) Windows
5 257 (11.87%) CentOS
6 116 (5.36%) Ubuntu
7 80 (3.69%) Windows Server
8 53 (2.45%) Debian
9 38 (1.75%) AIX
10 36 (1.66%) Solaris
11 33 (1.52%) SUSE
12 28 (1.29%) CoreOS
13 26 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (0.97%) Fedora
14 21 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (0.65%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
16 12 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1625 (75.02%) DevOps
2 905 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
3 726 (33.52%) Continuous Integration
4 668 (30.84%) Configuration Management
5 328 (15.14%) Open Source
6 312 (14.40%) Continuous Delivery
7 220 (10.16%) Scrum
8 197 (9.10%) Microservices
9 190 (8.77%) TDD
10 126 (5.82%) Migration
11 120 (5.54%) E-Commerce
11 120 (5.54%) Software Engineering
12 116 (5.36%) High Availability
13 102 (4.71%) Continuous Deployment
13 102 (4.71%) Load Balancing
14 91 (4.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 87 (4.02%) Mentoring
16 84 (3.88%) Web Operations
17 81 (3.74%) BDD
18 78 (3.60%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 932 (43.03%) Python
2 781 (36.06%) Java
3 486 (22.44%) Ruby
4 474 (21.88%) Bash Shell
5 285 (13.16%) Perl
6 197 (9.10%) JavaScript
7 180 (8.31%) PowerShell
8 164 (7.57%) SQL
9 143 (6.60%) Go
10 127 (5.86%) Shell Script
11 124 (5.72%) PHP
12 91 (4.20%) Scala
13 84 (3.88%) Groovy
14 49 (2.26%) C#
15 39 (1.80%) C++
16 29 (1.34%) C
16 29 (1.34%) Korn
17 27 (1.25%) Clojure
18 19 (0.88%) F#
19 18 (0.83%) Rust
Qualifications
1 371 (17.13%) Security Cleared
2 332 (15.33%) SC Cleared
3 70 (3.23%) Degree
4 21 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 20 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (0.88%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.28%) CITP
8 6 (0.28%) MBCS
8 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.28%) PMP
8 6 (0.28%) VCP6
9 5 (0.23%) CCNP
9 5 (0.23%) MCSE
9 5 (0.23%) VCAP
10 4 (0.18%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.59%) QA
2 34 (1.57%) SLA
3 23 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.18%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.14%) GCP
8 2 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.046%) PMO
System Software
1 851 (39.29%) Docker
2 150 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (5.72%) Active Directory
4 69 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
5 57 (2.63%) HDFS
6 44 (2.03%) vCloud
6 44 (2.03%) vSphere
7 26 (1.20%) NFS
8 23 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 23 (1.06%) Hyper-V
8 23 (1.06%) Xen
9 16 (0.74%) etcd
10 15 (0.69%) flannel
10 15 (0.69%) Postfix
10 15 (0.69%) Squid
11 12 (0.55%) GlusterFS
11 12 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.46%) Apache Flume
13 9 (0.42%) KVM
13 9 (0.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1287 (59.42%) Puppet
2 808 (37.30%) Opscode Chef
3 441 (20.36%) Terraform
4 305 (14.08%) Kubernetes
5 128 (5.91%) Salt
6 117 (5.40%) Nagios
7 104 (4.80%) logstash
8 88 (4.06%) Kibana
9 69 (3.19%) ZABBIX
10 68 (3.14%) Packer
11 63 (2.91%) Mesos
12 59 (2.72%) Graphite
13 47 (2.17%) HAProxy
14 46 (2.12%) vRealize
15 38 (1.75%) SELinux
16 35 (1.62%) Consul
16 35 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
17 34 (1.57%) Dollar Universe
18 33 (1.52%) yum
19 31 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 333 (15.37%) VMware
2 315 (14.54%) Red Hat
3 244 (11.27%) Oracle
4 139 (6.42%) Atlassian
5 122 (5.63%) Splunk
6 91 (4.20%) SaltStack
7 90 (4.16%) Microsoft
8 68 (3.14%) AppDynamics
9 61 (2.82%) Google
10 49 (2.26%) SAP
11 47 (2.17%) IBM
11 47 (2.17%) TIBCO
12 36 (1.66%) Cisco
13 35 (1.62%) Hortonworks
13 35 (1.62%) Rackspace
14 34 (1.57%) HP
14 34 (1.57%) New Relic
15 29 (1.34%) ATG
16 24 (1.11%) EMC
17 22 (1.02%) Cloudera
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Expenses Paid
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networkers
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day Subject to experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Digital Skills
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £496.15 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £540 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago