Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 81 199
Rank change year-on-year 0 +118 -17
Contract jobs citing Ansible 132 102 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.55% 2.33% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.53% 26.22% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 82 3
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £485 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -3.00% +61.29%
England median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +81.25% -15.34% +18.13%

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 586 389 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.33% 8.87% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 265 316
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +17.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £295
90th Percentile £575 £575 £511
England median daily rate £488 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +5.29% +8.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +2.49% -38.36%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £23.08 £21.50 £24.55
England median hourly rate £19.70 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.44% -18.18% +8.99%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -6 68 £530 +10.42% 3
Coventry -12 16 £525 -
Warwickshire +7 15 £415 +107.50% 1
Birmingham -25 14 £525 +5.00% 5
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £495 -
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 116 (87.88%) DevOps
2 91 (68.94%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (65.15%) Puppet
4 80 (60.61%) Linux
5 69 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (50.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 66 (50.00%) Python
8 63 (47.73%) Jenkins
9 48 (36.36%) Git (software)
10 45 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (34.09%) Terraform
11 44 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
11 44 (33.33%) Windows
12 43 (32.58%) Docker
13 35 (26.52%) Subversion
14 33 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
15 32 (24.24%) Sonatype Nexus
16 29 (21.97%) Enterprise Software
17 28 (21.21%) Middleware
18 27 (20.45%) Perl
19 26 (19.70%) Task Automation
20 25 (18.94%) Configuration Management
20 25 (18.94%) Cloud Computing
21 24 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 24 (18.18%) Maven
21 24 (18.18%) Red Hat
21 24 (18.18%) Bash Shell
22 23 (17.42%) Open Source
23 21 (15.91%) Test Automation
24 18 (13.64%) Kubernetes

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 12 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (8.33%) Confluence
3 9 (6.82%) nginx
3 9 (6.82%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.03%) IIS
5 3 (2.27%) Apache
5 3 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.76%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 91 (68.94%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (50.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (18.94%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (10.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (6.06%) IaaS
6 7 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (5.30%) SaaS
7 6 (4.55%) Amazon S3
7 6 (4.55%) PaaS
7 6 (4.55%) Route 53
8 4 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (2.27%) GitHub
10 2 (1.52%) Slack
10 2 (1.52%) Trello
11 1 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.76%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) SSL
1 4 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.52%) DNS
3 2 (1.52%) DSL
3 2 (1.52%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) Firewall
4 1 (0.76%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (3.03%) MySQL
6 3 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.76%) Big Data
8 1 (0.76%) Bigtable
8 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 63 (47.73%) Jenkins
2 48 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 35 (26.52%) Subversion
4 32 (24.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 24 (18.18%) Maven
6 13 (9.85%) JIRA
7 6 (4.55%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.79%) Artifactory
8 5 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (3.79%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.03%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.03%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.27%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.52%) GitLab
11 2 (1.52%) MSBuild
11 2 (1.52%) MSI
11 2 (1.52%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.76%) git-flow
12 1 (0.76%) Gradle
12 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (3.79%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Retail
3 2 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (61.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (31.06%) AWS DevOps
3 36 (27.27%) AWS Engineer
4 35 (26.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 18 (13.64%) Azure DevOps
6 15 (11.36%) Azure Engineer
7 14 (10.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 13 (9.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (9.85%) Consultant
8 13 (9.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 13 (9.85%) Linux Engineer
8 13 (9.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 12 (9.09%) Architect
9 12 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
10 10 (7.58%) Administrator
10 10 (7.58%) AWS Architect
10 10 (7.58%) Senior DevOps
11 9 (6.82%) Python Engineer
12 8 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (6.06%) Linux DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.21%) Middleware
2 13 (9.85%) Web Services
3 12 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (8.33%) .NET
4 11 (8.33%) Sensu
5 9 (6.82%) Software Packaging
6 8 (6.06%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (3.03%) JSON
7 4 (3.03%) JSON Schema
7 4 (3.03%) SOAP
7 4 (3.03%) WSDL
7 4 (3.03%) XML
7 4 (3.03%) XSD
8 3 (2.27%) Node.js
9 1 (0.76%) Kafka
9 1 (0.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.97%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) CMDB
6 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 80 (60.61%) Linux
2 44 (33.33%) Windows
3 24 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.06%) Unix
5 6 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.03%) VMS
7 1 (0.76%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (87.88%) DevOps
2 69 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
5 26 (19.70%) Task Automation
6 25 (18.94%) Configuration Management
7 23 (17.42%) Open Source
8 21 (15.91%) Test Automation
9 14 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (9.85%) Web Operations
11 12 (9.09%) Scrum
12 10 (7.58%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (6.82%) Migration
13 9 (6.82%) Regression Testing
14 8 (6.06%) SOA
15 7 (5.30%) Kanban
15 7 (5.30%) Mentoring
15 7 (5.30%) OO
15 7 (5.30%) TDD
16 6 (4.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 66 (50.00%) Python
2 27 (20.45%) Perl
3 24 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 10 (7.58%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.30%) Java
6 6 (4.55%) SQL
7 5 (3.79%) C#
7 5 (3.79%) Groovy
7 5 (3.79%) PHP
7 5 (3.79%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.03%) Ruby
9 2 (1.52%) C++
9 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) GCP
System Software
1 43 (32.58%) Docker
2 6 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 86 (65.15%) Puppet
2 45 (34.09%) Terraform
3 44 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (13.64%) Kubernetes
5 12 (9.09%) Kibana
5 12 (9.09%) logstash
6 6 (4.55%) BladeLogic
7 3 (2.27%) collectd
7 3 (2.27%) Nagios
7 3 (2.27%) Packer
7 3 (2.27%) Rundeck
7 3 (2.27%) StatsD
8 2 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.52%) Salt
9 1 (0.76%) Consul
9 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.76%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.58%) Oracle
4 9 (6.82%) SaltStack
5 7 (5.30%) Atlassian
5 7 (5.30%) IBM
5 7 (5.30%) VMware
6 6 (4.55%) BMC
7 4 (3.03%) Google
8 2 (1.52%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.76%) Delphix
9 1 (0.76%) Hortonworks