Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 63 84
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21 +6
Contract jobs citing Ansible 34 146 120
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.70% 3.18% 2.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.00% 25.80% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 79 86
Median daily rate £450 £530 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.09% - +11.58%
10th Percentile £325 £423 £395
90th Percentile £596 £654 £625
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £72.50
% change year-on-year - -51.72% +81.25%

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 200 566 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.01% 12.35% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 337 359
Median daily rate £450 £473 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.72% +2.22%
10th Percentile £203 £268 £289
90th Percentile £575 £601 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 24
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.03% +13.73% +5.52%
10th Percentile £15.05 £14.80 £12.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.75 £22.78
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £18.61
% change year-on-year +12.82% +4.81% -11.40%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Ansible as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ansible in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Ansible in the West Midlands

Ansible
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ansible in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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 0 25 £450 -19.64% 4
Warwickshire +25 3 £350 -33.33%
Coventry +15 3 £550 +1.15% 1
Solihull +10 1 £575 -
Birmingham +3 1 - - 5
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 28 (82.35%) Jenkins
2 26 (76.47%) DevOps
3 25 (73.53%) Terraform
4 23 (67.65%) Azure
5 22 (64.71%) Git (software)
6 21 (61.76%) AWS
7 20 (58.82%) Java
8 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (50.00%) Artifactory
9 16 (47.06%) Cloudera
9 16 (47.06%) Maven
9 16 (47.06%) SQL
10 15 (44.12%) Software Engineering
11 14 (41.18%) Scrum
11 14 (41.18%) Unix
11 14 (41.18%) Bitbucket
12 13 (38.24%) PaaS
12 13 (38.24%) Docker
13 12 (35.29%) Hadoop
13 12 (35.29%) Pentaho
13 12 (35.29%) Oracle Database
13 12 (35.29%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (35.29%) Linux
13 12 (35.29%) Oracle
13 12 (35.29%) PL/SQL
13 12 (35.29%) SAS
14 11 (32.35%) ETL
14 11 (32.35%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (32.35%) Analytics
14 11 (32.35%) Data Analytics

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 (35.29%) SAS
2 4 (11.76%) Apache Spark
3 3 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (5.88%) Apache
5 1 (2.94%) Confluence
5 1 (2.94%) Documentum
5 1 (2.94%) JBoss
5 1 (2.94%) Mule
5 1 (2.94%) nginx
5 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 23 (67.65%) Azure
2 21 (61.76%) AWS
3 13 (38.24%) PaaS
4 7 (20.59%) Power Platform
5 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (8.82%) Monitis
5 3 (8.82%) SaaS
6 2 (5.88%) IaaS
7 1 (2.94%) GCP
7 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Kerberos
1 4 (11.76%) SSL
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) HTTP
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) Amazon Redshift
1 12 (35.29%) Hadoop
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle Database
1 12 (35.29%) Pentaho
2 11 (32.35%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (20.59%) BusinessObjects XI
3 7 (20.59%) Power BI
3 7 (20.59%) SAS EBI
4 4 (11.76%) Apache Hive
4 4 (11.76%) Impala
5 3 (8.82%) Big Data
6 1 (2.94%) MySQL
6 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (82.35%) Jenkins
2 22 (64.71%) Git (software)
3 17 (50.00%) Artifactory
4 16 (47.06%) Maven
5 14 (41.18%) Bitbucket
6 3 (8.82%) Apache Archiva
6 3 (8.82%) Gradle
7 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.88%) JIRA
7 2 (5.88%) Selenium
8 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
8 1 (2.94%) GitLab
8 1 (2.94%) JUnit
8 1 (2.94%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (20.59%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Azure DevOps
4 4 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Data Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Big Data Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Hadoop Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Hadoop Developer
7 1 (2.94%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.94%) JMS
2 1 (2.94%) LAMP
2 1 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.94%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) SOAP
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Unix
2 12 (35.29%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) HPUX
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) DevOps
2 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (44.12%) Software Engineering
4 14 (41.18%) Scrum
5 11 (32.35%) Analytics
5 11 (32.35%) Data Analytics
5 11 (32.35%) Data Engineering
5 11 (32.35%) ETL
5 11 (32.35%) Infrastructure as Code
5 11 (32.35%) Sprint Planning
5 11 (32.35%) Sprint Retrospective
6 10 (29.41%) Requirements Gathering
7 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (20.59%) Process Improvement
8 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.76%) DevSecOps
9 4 (11.76%) Migration
9 4 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 3 (8.82%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) SQL
3 12 (35.29%) PL/SQL
4 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 5 (14.71%) Python
6 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
6 3 (8.82%) Go
7 2 (5.88%) C#
8 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.94%) PHP
8 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 13 (38.24%) Docker
2 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (73.53%) Terraform
2 9 (26.47%) Puppet
3 7 (20.59%) Kubernetes
4 6 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (11.76%) Grafana
5 4 (11.76%) Kibana
6 3 (8.82%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (8.82%) Prometheus
7 1 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (2.94%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.94%) Rancher
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Cloudera
2 12 (35.29%) Oracle
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) Trillium
4 1 (2.94%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.94%) New Relic
4 1 (2.94%) Pega
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) Splunk
4 1 (2.94%) VMware