Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 October 2021 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 > East of England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 52 67
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 -20
Contract jobs citing Ansible 96 38 133
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.84% 3.09% 3.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.45% 23.31% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 29 90
10th Percentile £447 £305 £400
25th Percentile £480 £423 £421
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £591 £625 £575
90th Percentile £631 £660 £644
England median daily rate £550 £524 £550
% change year-on-year +4.96% -4.73% +4.76%

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 East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 363 163 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.50% 13.26% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 117 372
10th Percentile £268 £223 £250
25th Percentile £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -7.36%
75th Percentile £587 £550 £538
90th Percentile £650 £663 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 28
10th Percentile " £18.93 £13.13
25th Percentile £14.25 £19.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate £18.75 £35.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -46.43% +118.75% -8.57%
75th Percentile £28.56 £50.00 £18.38
90th Percentile £46.50 £66.00 £45.44
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Ansible as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the East of England

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ansible in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Ansible in the East of England

Ansible
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ansible in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Ansible in the East of England

Ansible
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the East of England region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. 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
Essex +10 48 £528 -8.26% 5
Hertfordshire -11 33 £563 +42.86% 21
Cambridgeshire -23 13 £513 +2.50% 13
Suffolk - 2 - - 1
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 73 (76.04%) DevOps
2 62 (64.58%) Jenkins
3 59 (61.46%) AWS
4 58 (60.42%) Terraform
5 56 (58.33%) Docker
6 53 (55.21%) Linux
7 52 (54.17%) Python
8 32 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 30 (31.25%) Kubernetes
10 29 (30.21%) Puppet
10 29 (30.21%) Java
11 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (28.13%) Artifactory
13 26 (27.08%) TDD
13 26 (27.08%) Oracle
13 26 (27.08%) Amazon EKS
14 25 (26.04%) Infrastructure as Code
14 25 (26.04%) OO
15 23 (23.96%) Groovy
15 23 (23.96%) Amazon ECS
16 22 (22.92%) Social Skills
16 22 (22.92%) GCP
17 21 (21.88%) Azure
17 21 (21.88%) Docker Swarm
18 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
18 19 (19.79%) VMware
19 18 (18.75%) OOP
19 18 (18.75%) Configuration Management
20 16 (16.67%) MySQL
20 16 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 8 (8.33%) Confluence
2 7 (7.29%) OpenStack
3 6 (6.25%) ArcGIS
4 4 (4.17%) Apache
5 3 (3.13%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 59 (61.46%) AWS
2 26 (27.08%) Amazon EKS
3 23 (23.96%) Amazon ECS
4 22 (22.92%) GCP
5 21 (21.88%) Azure
6 6 (6.25%) GitHub
7 5 (5.21%) Amazon S3
7 5 (5.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (5.21%) Serverless
8 3 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (3.13%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.08%) Akamai
9 2 (2.08%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (2.08%) Azure Pipelines
9 2 (2.08%) IaaS
9 2 (2.08%) PaaS
9 2 (2.08%) SaaS
10 1 (1.04%) AWS CodeCommit
10 1 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) Firewall
2 7 (7.29%) DNS
3 4 (4.17%) HTTP
3 4 (4.17%) HTTPS
3 4 (4.17%) SNMP
3 4 (4.17%) VSAN
4 3 (3.13%) Network Security
5 2 (2.08%) DHCP
5 2 (2.08%) LAN
5 2 (2.08%) SSH
5 2 (2.08%) VLAN
5 2 (2.08%) WAN
6 1 (1.04%) IPv4
6 1 (1.04%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.04%) SAN
6 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.04%) VPN
6 1 (1.04%) VXLAN
6 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.67%) MySQL
2 11 (11.46%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.25%) GIS
5 4 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 4 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.17%) Impala
5 4 (4.17%) Pentaho
5 4 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.04%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.04%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 62 (64.58%) Jenkins
2 32 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 27 (28.13%) Artifactory
4 14 (14.58%) GitLab
4 14 (14.58%) JIRA
4 14 (14.58%) Maven
5 6 (6.25%) Bitbucket
6 5 (5.21%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.21%) SonarQube
7 4 (4.17%) Liquibase
7 4 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (3.13%) PHPUnit
9 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.08%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (2.08%) PhpStorm
9 2 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (22.92%) Social Skills
2 15 (15.63%) Public Sector
3 9 (9.38%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.08%) Finance
4 2 (2.08%) Games
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Developer
4 10 (10.42%) Consultant
5 7 (7.29%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Architect
6 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) DevOps Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (3.13%) Java Architect
9 3 (3.13%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Senior PHP Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) Spring Boot
2 14 (14.58%) Django
3 13 (13.54%) Flask
4 11 (11.46%) Spring
5 8 (8.33%) Node.js
5 8 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (7.29%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (6.25%) Apache Camel
7 6 (6.25%) Web Services
8 5 (5.21%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.21%) JSON
8 5 (5.21%) React
8 5 (5.21%) REST
9 4 (4.17%) FastAPI
9 4 (4.17%) J2EE
9 4 (4.17%) LAMP
10 3 (3.13%) Laravel
10 3 (3.13%) Symfony
11 2 (2.08%) RESTful
11 2 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.21%) Data Centre
1 5 (5.21%) Public Cloud
2 4 (4.17%) NHS
3 3 (3.13%) User Experience
4 2 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.08%) Online Games
5 1 (1.04%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 53 (55.21%) Linux
2 12 (12.50%) Windows
3 9 (9.38%) Unix
4 6 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 6 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.04%) Debian
5 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (76.04%) DevOps
2 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.08%) TDD
4 25 (26.04%) Infrastructure as Code
4 25 (26.04%) OO
5 18 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 18 (18.75%) OOP
6 16 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 15 (15.63%) Microservices
8 14 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (14.58%) Scrum
9 12 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 12 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 12 (12.50%) Web Development
10 11 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (11.46%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.42%) Infrastructure Automation
11 10 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (10.42%) Release Management
12 9 (9.38%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 52 (54.17%) Python
2 29 (30.21%) Java
3 23 (23.96%) Groovy
4 15 (15.63%) Bash Shell
4 15 (15.63%) Go
5 13 (13.54%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.38%) Perl
6 9 (9.38%) SQL
7 8 (8.33%) C
7 8 (8.33%) Java 8
8 7 (7.29%) VB
9 6 (6.25%) PHP
9 6 (6.25%) Ruby
10 4 (4.17%) Java 11
11 3 (3.13%) C#
11 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.13%) Scala
11 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.54%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.21%) Degree
5 4 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.04%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.04%) NIST
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 56 (58.33%) Docker
2 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.46%) VMware NSX
4 7 (7.29%) Active Directory
4 7 (7.29%) Varnish
5 6 (6.25%) vSphere
6 4 (4.17%) HDFS
7 3 (3.13%) vCloud
7 3 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.08%) Postfix
9 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.04%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 58 (60.42%) Terraform
2 30 (31.25%) Kubernetes
3 29 (30.21%) Puppet
4 21 (21.88%) Docker Swarm
5 11 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (6.25%) Prometheus
7 5 (5.21%) vCenter Server
8 4 (4.17%) Kibana
8 4 (4.17%) Packer
9 3 (3.13%) SCCM
9 3 (3.13%) vRealize
10 2 (2.08%) Grafana
11 1 (1.04%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (1.04%) Mesos
11 1 (1.04%) Rancher
11 1 (1.04%) SCOM
11 1 (1.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 1 (1.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (27.08%) Oracle
2 19 (19.79%) VMware
3 10 (10.42%) Atlassian
3 10 (10.42%) Cisco
4 8 (8.33%) IBM
4 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.33%) Splunk
5 6 (6.25%) AppDynamics
5 6 (6.25%) ESRI
5 6 (6.25%) Lumension
5 6 (6.25%) ServiceNow
5 6 (6.25%) Sophos
5 6 (6.25%) WSO2
6 5 (5.21%) F5
7 4 (4.17%) Cloudera
7 4 (4.17%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.17%) Pega
7 4 (4.17%) Zscaler
8 3 (3.13%) Google
8 3 (3.13%) LogRhythm