Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 109 341
Rank change year-on-year +35 +232 +202
Contract jobs citing Ansible 3,107 2,131 754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.15% 2.22% 0.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.40% 20.78% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,368 1,464 552
UK median daily rate £525 £515 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +8.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £363
90th Percentile £651 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +19.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -

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 11,341 10,255 9,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.49% 10.68% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,755 6,544 5,666
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £236
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 249 328
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.70 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.07 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.87 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -18.64% +5.41% -11.90%

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 21 January 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
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 21 January 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 +35 2,826 £525 - 609
London +14 1,809 £550 +4.76% 349
UK excluding London +93 1,271 £500 +5.26% 298
South East +92 408 £500 +5.26% 76
North of England +69 269 £500 +17.65% 74
Scotland +72 193 £475 +11.76% 26
Midlands +76 144 £525 +5.00% 33
North West +74 143 £500 +25.00% 41
South West +43 113 £500 - 40
Yorkshire +7 96 £488 +8.33% 31
West Midlands +58 94 £530 +6.00% 19
East of England +19 89 £550 +7.22% 37
Wales -10 65 £488 -2.01% 9
East Midlands +35 45 £475 +5.56% 14
North East +34 30 £530 +63.08% 2
Northern Ireland -31 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 2,158 (69.46%) DevOps
2 1,693 (54.49%) Linux
3 1,581 (50.89%) Puppet
4 1,517 (48.83%) Jenkins
5 1,516 (48.79%) Amazon AWS
6 1,361 (43.80%) Docker
7 1,281 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
8 1,250 (40.23%) Python
9 1,222 (39.33%) Opscode Chef
10 1,134 (36.50%) Java
11 965 (31.06%) Continuous Integration
12 873 (28.10%) Configuration Management
13 862 (27.74%) Git (software)
14 745 (23.98%) Bash Shell
14 745 (23.98%) Terraform
15 631 (20.31%) Ruby
16 586 (18.86%) Finance
17 579 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
18 570 (18.35%) Kubernetes
19 494 (15.90%) Unix
20 449 (14.45%) Windows
21 427 (13.74%) TDD
22 417 (13.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 412 (13.26%) PostgreSQL
24 407 (13.10%) Web Services
25 404 (13.00%) JIRA
26 391 (12.58%) Continuous Delivery
27 381 (12.26%) Oracle
28 366 (11.78%) Security Cleared
29 362 (11.65%) Open Source

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
1 344 (11.07%) Tomcat
2 278 (8.95%) Confluence
3 249 (8.01%) OpenStack
4 213 (6.86%) nginx
5 205 (6.60%) Elasticsearch
6 191 (6.15%) Apache
7 155 (4.99%) JBoss
8 150 (4.83%) WebSphere
9 147 (4.73%) WebLogic
10 124 (3.99%) Cloud Foundry
11 87 (2.80%) Apache Spark
12 64 (2.06%) Jetty
13 49 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 45 (1.45%) IIS
15 30 (0.97%) Apache Solr
16 20 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
17 19 (0.61%) Mule ESB
18 15 (0.48%) Mule
19 12 (0.39%) CMS
20 10 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (0.51%) HipChat
2 15 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.064%) SPSS
6 1 (0.032%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 45 (1.45%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.29%) Magento
5 7 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.097%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.097%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.064%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.032%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.032%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.032%) OpenText Process Suite
8 1 (0.032%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1,516 (48.79%) Amazon AWS
2 579 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 252 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 196 (6.31%) Amazon EC2
5 188 (6.05%) GitHub
6 180 (5.79%) PaaS
7 150 (4.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 140 (4.51%) Amazon S3
9 135 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 129 (4.15%) IaaS
11 125 (4.02%) OpenShift
12 104 (3.35%) Serverless
13 103 (3.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 98 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
15 92 (2.96%) Route 53
16 90 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
17 82 (2.64%) Amazon ELB
18 69 (2.22%) SaaS
19 57 (1.83%) npm
20 42 (1.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 202 (6.50%) Firewall
2 183 (5.89%) TCP/IP
3 162 (5.21%) DNS
4 142 (4.57%) HTTP
5 93 (2.99%) SSL
6 81 (2.61%) VPN
7 63 (2.03%) Kerberos
8 47 (1.51%) Network Security
9 37 (1.19%) SAN
10 33 (1.06%) DHCP
10 33 (1.06%) SSH
11 32 (1.03%) Internet
12 29 (0.93%) OpenLDAP
13 28 (0.90%) LAN
14 26 (0.84%) WAN
15 25 (0.80%) BIG-IP
15 25 (0.80%) FTP
16 22 (0.71%) OpenVPN
17 16 (0.51%) AMQP
17 16 (0.51%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (13.26%) PostgreSQL
2 314 (10.11%) MySQL
3 293 (9.43%) NoSQL
4 263 (8.46%) MongoDB
5 260 (8.37%) Hadoop
6 185 (5.95%) Big Data
7 155 (4.99%) Amazon RDS
8 140 (4.51%) Relational Database
9 134 (4.31%) SQL Server
10 101 (3.25%) Redis
11 56 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
12 52 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 49 (1.58%) DB2
14 48 (1.54%) HBase
15 39 (1.26%) RDBMS
16 36 (1.16%) Apache Hive
17 30 (0.97%) Oracle Database
18 23 (0.74%) Endeca
19 21 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
19 21 (0.68%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 1,517 (48.83%) Jenkins
2 862 (27.74%) Git (software)
3 404 (13.00%) JIRA
4 354 (11.39%) Maven
5 237 (7.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 218 (7.02%) TeamCity
7 178 (5.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 152 (4.89%) Subversion
9 146 (4.70%) JUnit
10 145 (4.67%) Artifactory
11 144 (4.63%) Ant
12 140 (4.51%) Gradle
13 133 (4.28%) Selenium
14 130 (4.18%) Bitbucket
15 128 (4.12%) SonarQube
16 123 (3.96%) Vagrant
17 113 (3.64%) GitLab
18 107 (3.44%) NUnit
19 93 (2.99%) MSTest
20 87 (2.80%) Mockito
General
1 586 (18.86%) Finance
2 271 (8.72%) Banking
3 73 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 68 (2.19%) Retail Banking
5 57 (1.83%) Retail
6 48 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 43 (1.38%) Marketing
8 39 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 37 (1.19%) Electronics
10 33 (1.06%) Publishing
11 21 (0.68%) Front Office
12 19 (0.61%) Law
13 15 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.48%) Games
14 8 (0.26%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.23%) Advertising
15 7 (0.23%) Automotive
16 6 (0.19%) Billing
16 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,469 (47.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 617 (19.86%) Developer
3 459 (14.77%) AWS Engineer
4 451 (14.52%) AWS DevOps
5 380 (12.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 297 (9.56%) Java Developer
7 239 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
8 194 (6.24%) Senior DevOps
9 190 (6.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 188 (6.05%) Consultant
11 183 (5.89%) Cloud Engineer
12 169 (5.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 149 (4.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 125 (4.02%) DevOps Consultant
15 119 (3.83%) Architect
16 106 (3.41%) Administrator
17 96 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 94 (3.03%) Senior Developer
19 84 (2.70%) Lead DevOps
20 76 (2.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 407 (13.10%) Web Services
2 298 (9.59%) Node.js
3 210 (6.76%) Spring
4 191 (6.15%) Elastic Stack
5 182 (5.86%) React
6 167 (5.37%) AngularJS
7 162 (5.21%) REST
8 147 (4.73%) RESTful
9 135 (4.35%) Kafka
10 109 (3.51%) .NET
11 104 (3.35%) HTML
12 99 (3.19%) jQuery
12 99 (3.19%) Middleware
13 96 (3.09%) Spring Boot
14 94 (3.03%) JSON
15 92 (2.96%) CSS
16 84 (2.70%) J2EE
17 83 (2.67%) Hibernate
17 83 (2.67%) LDAP
18 73 (2.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 201 (6.47%) Public Cloud
2 132 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
3 80 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
5 68 (2.19%) Data Centre
6 58 (1.87%) Fintech
6 58 (1.87%) iPad
7 54 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 52 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
9 51 (1.64%) Clustering
10 47 (1.51%) Computer Science
11 46 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 37 (1.19%) Virtual Team
13 23 (0.74%) Cloud Native
13 23 (0.74%) Social Media
14 20 (0.64%) PKI
15 17 (0.55%) Derivative
15 17 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 16 (0.51%) Fat Client
16 16 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,693 (54.49%) Linux
2 494 (15.90%) Unix
3 449 (14.45%) Windows
4 417 (13.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 209 (6.73%) CentOS
6 147 (4.73%) Windows Server
7 108 (3.48%) Ubuntu
8 66 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (1.58%) CoreOS
11 48 (1.54%) Solaris
12 45 (1.45%) Debian
13 19 (0.61%) SUSE
14 16 (0.51%) VMS
15 15 (0.48%) Windows 10
15 15 (0.48%) Windows 7
16 14 (0.45%) AIX
17 10 (0.32%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.23%) Fedora
19 6 (0.19%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,158 (69.46%) DevOps
2 1,281 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
3 965 (31.06%) Continuous Integration
4 873 (28.10%) Configuration Management
5 427 (13.74%) TDD
6 391 (12.58%) Continuous Delivery
7 362 (11.65%) Open Source
8 342 (11.01%) Scrum
9 326 (10.49%) Microservices
10 257 (8.27%) Test Automation
11 203 (6.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 201 (6.47%) BDD
13 193 (6.21%) Mentoring
14 182 (5.86%) Continuous Deployment
15 181 (5.83%) Software Engineering
16 172 (5.54%) Load Balancing
17 162 (5.21%) Migration
18 146 (4.70%) OO
19 140 (4.51%) Kanban
20 137 (4.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,250 (40.23%) Python
2 1,134 (36.50%) Java
3 745 (23.98%) Bash Shell
4 631 (20.31%) Ruby
5 350 (11.26%) JavaScript
6 341 (10.98%) Perl
7 309 (9.95%) PowerShell
8 243 (7.82%) SQL
9 212 (6.82%) Groovy
10 150 (4.83%) Shell Script
11 145 (4.67%) Go
12 123 (3.96%) C#
12 123 (3.96%) PHP
13 84 (2.70%) Scala
14 75 (2.41%) C++
15 63 (2.03%) TypeScript
16 38 (1.22%) ES6
17 37 (1.19%) C
18 27 (0.87%) Korn
19 24 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 366 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 297 (9.56%) SC Cleared
3 79 (2.54%) Degree
4 44 (1.42%) AWS Certification
5 33 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (0.84%) CISSP
8 25 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (0.55%) CCNP
10 14 (0.45%) RHCE
11 13 (0.42%) CISM
12 10 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 10 (0.32%) DV Cleared
13 9 (0.29%) CCSP
13 9 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
14 8 (0.26%) CEH
14 8 (0.26%) SANS
15 7 (0.23%) BC Cleared
15 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.48%) QA
2 49 (1.58%) GCP
3 19 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 18 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.29%) SLA
7 6 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.19%) RMADS
8 5 (0.16%) GDPR
9 3 (0.097%) PSD2
10 1 (0.032%) BS7666
10 1 (0.032%) COBIT
10 1 (0.032%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.032%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,361 (43.80%) Docker
2 126 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 76 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
5 45 (1.45%) vCloud
6 44 (1.42%) vSphere
7 42 (1.35%) HDFS
8 28 (0.90%) KVM
9 24 (0.77%) Squid
10 23 (0.74%) VMware NSX
10 23 (0.74%) Xen
11 22 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 21 (0.68%) Hyper-V
13 20 (0.64%) Postfix
14 18 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
15 16 (0.51%) NFS
16 13 (0.42%) LXC
17 12 (0.39%) Samba
18 10 (0.32%) etcd
19 9 (0.29%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1,581 (50.89%) Puppet
2 1,222 (39.33%) Opscode Chef
3 745 (23.98%) Terraform
4 570 (18.35%) Kubernetes
5 146 (4.70%) logstash
6 130 (4.18%) Kibana
7 118 (3.80%) Salt
8 117 (3.77%) Nagios
9 95 (3.06%) Packer
10 81 (2.61%) Rancher
11 77 (2.48%) ZABBIX
12 74 (2.38%) Mesos
13 58 (1.87%) Docker Swarm
14 51 (1.64%) Consul
14 51 (1.64%) Grafana
15 49 (1.58%) Cobbler
16 41 (1.32%) HAProxy
17 37 (1.19%) Prometheus
18 31 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
18 31 (1.00%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 381 (12.26%) Oracle
2 355 (11.43%) Red Hat
3 279 (8.98%) VMware
4 178 (5.73%) Splunk
5 143 (4.60%) Google
6 134 (4.31%) Microsoft
7 123 (3.96%) Atlassian
8 111 (3.57%) SaltStack
9 80 (2.57%) IBM
10 56 (1.80%) SAP
11 53 (1.71%) F5
12 51 (1.64%) New Relic
13 39 (1.26%) Cisco
14 35 (1.13%) Cloudera
15 33 (1.06%) CA
16 32 (1.03%) Hortonworks
17 31 (1.00%) Rackspace
18 27 (0.87%) ATG
19 23 (0.74%) Sonatype
20 22 (0.71%) AppDynamics