Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 107 185
Rank change year-on-year +14 +78 -7
Contract jobs citing Ansible 121 77 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.37% 1.65% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.64% 16.42% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 59 18
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £362 £345 £382
90th Percentile £600 £592 £575
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £40.75 £47.25
% change year-on-year +77.91% -13.76% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 616 469 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.07% 10.06% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 293 303
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £440 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +8.64% +30.65%
10th Percentile £275 £226 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.25 £14.53 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.65% +0.17% -31.76%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.96 £12.38
90th Percentile £25.63 £51.50 £21.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Ansible as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the West Midlands

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ansible in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in the West Midlands

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in the West Midlands

Ansible
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Shropshire -14 66 £525 +5.81% 16
Birmingham -9 15 £475 -5.00% 10
Warwickshire +20 14 £425 +112.50%
Coventry -6 9 £500 -4.76% 5
Wolverhampton -4 1 £495 +10.00%
Staffordshire -11 1 - - 2
Solihull - 1 £550 - 1
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 108 (89.26%) DevOps
2 81 (66.94%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (61.98%) Linux
4 65 (53.72%) Puppet
5 62 (51.24%) Jenkins
6 61 (50.41%) Python
6 61 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (40.50%) Windows
8 47 (38.84%) Git (software)
9 45 (37.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 45 (37.19%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
11 39 (32.23%) Subversion
12 36 (29.75%) Deployment Automation
13 34 (28.10%) Docker
14 33 (27.27%) Terraform
15 31 (25.62%) Middleware
16 30 (24.79%) Maven
17 27 (22.31%) Perl
18 26 (21.49%) Configuration Management
18 26 (21.49%) Test Automation
19 25 (20.66%) Enterprise Software
19 25 (20.66%) Task Automation
20 24 (19.83%) Java
21 23 (19.01%) Sonatype Nexus
22 22 (18.18%) Red Hat
22 22 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 21 (17.36%) Cloud Computing
24 20 (16.53%) Web Services
24 20 (16.53%) JIRA

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 13 (10.74%) Confluence
2 8 (6.61%) Apache
2 8 (6.61%) nginx
2 8 (6.61%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.48%) JBoss
4 3 (2.48%) Mule
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.48%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.83%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 81 (66.94%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (37.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (17.36%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (6.61%) IaaS
5 7 (5.79%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (5.79%) SaaS
6 6 (4.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (4.96%) PaaS
7 3 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.65%) Slack
8 2 (1.65%) Trello
8 2 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.83%) GitHub
9 1 (0.83%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.83%) NuGet
9 1 (0.83%) Route 53
9 1 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.26%) SSL
2 8 (6.61%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (4.96%) DNS
3 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.31%) HTTP
5 2 (1.65%) Firewall
5 2 (1.65%) VLAN
6 1 (0.83%) DSL
6 1 (0.83%) Internet
6 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.74%) Oracle Database
2 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.31%) MySQL
4 4 (3.31%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.48%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.83%) Big Data
6 1 (0.83%) Bigtable
6 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 62 (51.24%) Jenkins
2 47 (38.84%) Git (software)
3 39 (32.23%) Subversion
4 30 (24.79%) Maven
5 23 (19.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (16.53%) JIRA
7 15 (12.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (9.92%) Bitbucket
9 11 (9.09%) Vagrant
10 9 (7.44%) ClearCase
11 7 (5.79%) Artifactory
12 4 (3.31%) SoapUI
12 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.31%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.48%) Ant
13 3 (2.48%) Cucumber
13 3 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (1.65%) MSBuild
14 2 (1.65%) MSI
14 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (6.61%) Finance
2 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.48%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 66 (54.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (29.75%) AWS DevOps
3 32 (26.45%) AWS Engineer
4 31 (25.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 15 (12.40%) Architect
6 14 (11.57%) Azure DevOps
6 14 (11.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (8.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 10 (8.26%) DevOps Architect
9 8 (6.61%) Developer
10 7 (5.79%) AWS Architect
10 7 (5.79%) Consultant
11 6 (4.96%) Azure Architect
11 6 (4.96%) Senior DevOps
11 6 (4.96%) Technical Architect
12 5 (4.13%) Data Scientist
12 5 (4.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.62%) Middleware
2 20 (16.53%) Web Services
3 11 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (6.61%) SOAP
5 7 (5.79%) .NET
5 7 (5.79%) JSON
5 7 (5.79%) JSON Schema
5 7 (5.79%) Spring
5 7 (5.79%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (5.79%) WSDL
5 7 (5.79%) XML
6 5 (4.13%) Spring Boot
7 4 (3.31%) Sensu
7 4 (3.31%) XSD
8 3 (2.48%) Java EE
8 3 (2.48%) Java SE
8 3 (2.48%) Node.js
8 3 (2.48%) OAuth
8 3 (2.48%) REST
8 3 (2.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.66%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.13%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.31%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 75 (61.98%) Linux
2 49 (40.50%) Windows
3 22 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (8.26%) Unix
5 9 (7.44%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.13%) VMS
7 4 (3.31%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.48%) AIX
8 3 (2.48%) HPUX
8 3 (2.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (89.26%) DevOps
2 61 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (37.19%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (29.75%) Deployment Automation
5 26 (21.49%) Configuration Management
5 26 (21.49%) Test Automation
6 25 (20.66%) Task Automation
7 19 (15.70%) Scrum
8 18 (14.88%) SOA
9 17 (14.05%) Open Source
10 16 (13.22%) Continuous Deployment
11 15 (12.40%) Kanban
12 14 (11.57%) TDD
13 13 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (8.26%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (8.26%) Microservices
15 9 (7.44%) Mentoring
16 7 (5.79%) Migration
16 7 (5.79%) SDLC
16 7 (5.79%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 61 (50.41%) Python
2 27 (22.31%) Perl
3 24 (19.83%) Java
4 11 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.79%) Groovy
6 7 (5.79%) SQL
7 6 (4.96%) Ruby
8 5 (4.13%) C++
8 5 (4.13%) R
9 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.48%) XPath
10 2 (1.65%) C#
10 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.65%) Scala
10 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.83%) ES6
11 1 (0.83%) Go
11 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.83%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) OCP
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) QA
System Software
1 34 (28.10%) Docker
2 10 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 65 (53.72%) Puppet
2 44 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (27.27%) Terraform
4 15 (12.40%) Kubernetes
5 12 (9.92%) ZABBIX
6 10 (8.26%) Nagios
7 8 (6.61%) Rundeck
8 5 (4.13%) Salt
9 4 (3.31%) Kibana
9 4 (3.31%) logstash
10 3 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (2.48%) Packer
11 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.83%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 16 (13.22%) Oracle
3 12 (9.92%) IBM
4 11 (9.09%) Atlassian
5 10 (8.26%) Microsoft
5 10 (8.26%) VMware
6 9 (7.44%) Google
7 4 (3.31%) Splunk
8 3 (2.48%) WSO2
9 2 (1.65%) HP
9 2 (1.65%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.65%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.83%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.83%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow