Period
to 3 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 61 70
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 +32
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,217 3,140 3,164
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.29% 3.70% 3.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.51% 24.77% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 2,188 2,346
Median daily rate £538 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £400 £413 £412
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% -41.03% +81.25%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £72.50
% change year-on-year -19.54% -40.00% +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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5,658 12,679 12,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.31% 14.93% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,741 8,526 8,347
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £304 £306 £281
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 300 327
Median hourly rate £24.10 £19.57 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.13% +3.00% +7.74%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.92 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.20 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.02% +7.89% -

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ansible in England over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ansible in England.

Hourly rate trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Ansible in England over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 3 July 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
London -6 629 £550 -8.33% 104
North of England +19 224 £525 +7.97% 57
South East +4 175 £500 - 35
Yorkshire +21 96 £505 +8.37% 16
North West +25 91 £525 -0.94% 29
South West -16 84 £575 +4.55% 25
East of England -17 47 £500 -4.76% 25
North East +14 36 £495 +5.32% 12
Midlands -37 34 £426 -16.87% 21
West Midlands -17 28 £437 -14.86% 15
East Midlands -8 4 £254 -50.54% 6
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 England region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 878 (72.14%) DevOps
2 663 (54.48%) Terraform
3 546 (44.86%) Jenkins
3 546 (44.86%) AWS
4 525 (43.14%) Python
5 509 (41.82%) Linux
5 509 (41.82%) Docker
6 496 (40.76%) Kubernetes
7 396 (32.54%) Puppet
8 393 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
9 372 (30.57%) Azure
10 323 (26.54%) Git (software)
11 313 (25.72%) Java
12 303 (24.90%) Opscode Chef
13 277 (22.76%) Infrastructure as Code
14 236 (19.39%) Configuration Management
15 234 (19.23%) Finance
16 219 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
17 218 (17.91%) Security Cleared
18 203 (16.68%) Bash Shell
19 197 (16.19%) JIRA
20 191 (15.69%) Windows
21 188 (15.45%) PowerShell
22 184 (15.12%) GCP
23 164 (13.48%) SC Cleared
24 162 (13.31%) Microservices
25 161 (13.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 141 (11.59%) Scrum
27 139 (11.42%) VMware
28 133 (10.93%) Red Hat

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 131 (10.76%) Confluence
2 56 (4.60%) Apache
3 42 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 42 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 39 (3.20%) OpenStack
5 30 (2.47%) nginx
6 27 (2.22%) Apache Spark
7 16 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (1.23%) JBoss
8 15 (1.23%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.07%) Apache Solr
9 13 (1.07%) SAS
10 11 (0.90%) Mule
11 8 (0.66%) ArcGIS
11 8 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.58%) IIS
13 6 (0.49%) Anypoint
14 5 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.41%) Tornado
Applications
1 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.082%) Actimize
3 1 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.082%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 546 (44.86%) AWS
2 372 (30.57%) Azure
3 184 (15.12%) GCP
4 131 (10.76%) OpenShift
5 113 (9.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 96 (7.89%) GitHub
7 93 (7.64%) Amazon EC2
8 82 (6.74%) Serverless
9 78 (6.41%) Amazon S3
10 59 (4.85%) PaaS
11 58 (4.77%) IaaS
12 51 (4.19%) SaaS
13 50 (4.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 42 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
15 41 (3.37%) Amazon EKS
16 40 (3.29%) AWS Lambda
17 36 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 33 (2.71%) Route 53
19 31 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
20 26 (2.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 77 (6.33%) Firewall
2 66 (5.42%) DNS
3 62 (5.09%) TCP/IP
4 57 (4.68%) HTTP
5 29 (2.38%) BGP
6 26 (2.14%) SSL
7 22 (1.81%) VPN
8 20 (1.64%) VLAN
9 17 (1.40%) Kerberos
10 16 (1.31%) WAN
11 15 (1.23%) Internet
11 15 (1.23%) MPLS
11 15 (1.23%) SAN
11 15 (1.23%) VXLAN
12 13 (1.07%) DHCP
13 12 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (0.99%) Network Security
14 11 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
15 10 (0.82%) OSPF
15 10 (0.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (6.24%) Big Data
2 67 (5.51%) Hadoop
3 55 (4.52%) SQL Server
4 44 (3.62%) MySQL
5 43 (3.53%) Oracle Database
6 41 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
7 33 (2.71%) NoSQL
8 31 (2.55%) MongoDB
9 30 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
12 19 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (1.40%) Relational Database
14 16 (1.31%) Apache Accumulo
14 16 (1.31%) Apache Hive
15 15 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (1.07%) MariaDB
17 12 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
18 11 (0.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 546 (44.86%) Jenkins
2 323 (26.54%) Git (software)
3 197 (16.19%) JIRA
4 128 (10.52%) GitLab
5 99 (8.13%) Bitbucket
6 81 (6.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 70 (5.75%) CircleCI
8 63 (5.18%) Artifactory
9 53 (4.35%) Maven
10 49 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 42 (3.45%) SonarQube
12 41 (3.37%) Subversion
13 38 (3.12%) Selenium
14 32 (2.63%) TeamCity
15 29 (2.38%) Travis CI
16 28 (2.30%) Cucumber
16 28 (2.30%) Vagrant
17 21 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
18 19 (1.56%) JUnit
19 14 (1.15%) Gradle
General
1 234 (19.23%) Finance
2 83 (6.82%) Banking
3 78 (6.41%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.64%) Retail
7 17 (1.40%) Front Office
8 16 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.15%) Aerospace
10 12 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.90%) Marketing
12 9 (0.74%) Electronics
13 6 (0.49%) Law
13 6 (0.49%) Legal
14 5 (0.41%) Games
15 4 (0.33%) Back Office
15 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.25%) Police
16 3 (0.25%) Publishing
17 1 (0.082%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 501 (41.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 163 (13.39%) AWS Engineer
3 130 (10.68%) AWS DevOps
4 119 (9.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 102 (8.38%) Developer
6 96 (7.89%) Senior DevOps
7 87 (7.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 80 (6.57%) Architect
9 78 (6.41%) Cloud Engineer
10 60 (4.93%) Azure Engineer
10 60 (4.93%) Consultant
11 58 (4.77%) Linux Engineer
12 50 (4.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 47 (3.86%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 45 (3.70%) Administrator
15 44 (3.62%) Platform Engineer
16 43 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 40 (3.29%) Python Engineer
18 34 (2.79%) Network Engineer
19 32 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (6.16%) Node.js
2 74 (6.08%) Web Services
3 69 (5.67%) Kafka
4 63 (5.18%) .NET
5 59 (4.85%) Elastic Stack
6 55 (4.52%) Middleware
7 54 (4.44%) REST
8 38 (3.12%) Spring
9 33 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
10 31 (2.55%) RESTful
11 29 (2.38%) HTML
12 25 (2.05%) Apache NiFi
13 24 (1.97%) AngularJS
13 24 (1.97%) CSS
14 23 (1.89%) SOAP
15 22 (1.81%) LDAP
16 19 (1.56%) HTML5
16 19 (1.56%) React
16 19 (1.56%) Spring Boot
17 16 (1.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 56 (4.60%) Data Centre
1 56 (4.60%) Public Cloud
2 35 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
2 35 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
3 32 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.63%) Cloud Native
4 25 (2.05%) Private Cloud
5 24 (1.97%) Clustering
6 18 (1.48%) PKI
6 18 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.07%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.07%) Mobile App
9 9 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.74%) Replication
10 8 (0.66%) User Experience
11 7 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
11 7 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.58%) iPad
12 6 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 509 (41.82%) Linux
2 191 (15.69%) Windows
3 161 (13.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 90 (7.40%) Unix
5 79 (6.49%) CentOS
6 73 (6.00%) Windows Server
7 40 (3.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (2.05%) Windows 10
9 23 (1.89%) Solaris
10 20 (1.64%) Ubuntu
11 19 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (1.07%) CoreOS
14 12 (0.99%) VMS
15 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
16 8 (0.66%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.49%) Android
17 6 (0.49%) Debian
18 4 (0.33%) AIX
18 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 878 (72.14%) DevOps
2 393 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (22.76%) Infrastructure as Code
4 236 (19.39%) Configuration Management
5 219 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
6 162 (13.31%) Microservices
7 141 (11.59%) Scrum
8 123 (10.11%) Open Source
9 119 (9.78%) Test Automation
10 114 (9.37%) Infrastructure Automation
11 104 (8.55%) Migration
12 102 (8.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 89 (7.31%) Software Engineering
14 77 (6.33%) ITIL
15 71 (5.83%) Deployment Automation
15 71 (5.83%) Task Automation
16 67 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 64 (5.26%) Kanban
18 61 (5.01%) High Availability
18 61 (5.01%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 525 (43.14%) Python
2 313 (25.72%) Java
3 203 (16.68%) Bash Shell
4 188 (15.45%) PowerShell
5 117 (9.61%) JavaScript
6 107 (8.79%) SQL
7 93 (7.64%) Ruby
8 83 (6.82%) Perl
9 72 (5.92%) Shell Script
10 71 (5.83%) C#
11 69 (5.67%) Go
12 57 (4.68%) Groovy
13 35 (2.88%) PHP
14 32 (2.63%) C
15 24 (1.97%) Java 8
16 21 (1.73%) Scala
17 18 (1.48%) PL/SQL
18 17 (1.40%) TypeScript
19 16 (1.31%) Rust
20 14 (1.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 218 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 164 (13.48%) SC Cleared
3 46 (3.78%) DV Cleared
4 38 (3.12%) Degree
5 28 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.64%) AWS Certification
8 14 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.82%) CCA
10 10 (0.82%) CCNA
10 10 (0.82%) RHCE
11 9 (0.74%) ISEB
11 9 (0.74%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.74%) OCP
11 9 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (0.66%) CCNP
13 7 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.86%) QA
2 15 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (1.07%) GDPR
3 13 (1.07%) HIPAA
3 13 (1.07%) SLA
4 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.082%) MiFID
System Software
1 509 (41.82%) Docker
2 106 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (6.74%) Active Directory
4 33 (2.71%) VMware NSX
5 26 (2.14%) vSphere
6 25 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 14 (1.15%) NFS
10 12 (0.99%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.58%) XenApp
12 6 (0.49%) HDFS
12 6 (0.49%) KVM
12 6 (0.49%) Squid
13 5 (0.41%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.33%) GlusterFS
14 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.33%) Samba
14 4 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 663 (54.48%) Terraform
2 496 (40.76%) Kubernetes
3 396 (32.54%) Puppet
4 303 (24.90%) Opscode Chef
5 81 (6.66%) Packer
6 57 (4.68%) Salt
7 51 (4.19%) Prometheus
8 47 (3.86%) Grafana
9 29 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
10 28 (2.30%) Nagios
11 25 (2.05%) ZABBIX
12 23 (1.89%) Istio
12 23 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
13 20 (1.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 17 (1.40%) Consul
14 17 (1.40%) vRealize
15 16 (1.31%) Data Guard
15 16 (1.31%) logstash
16 14 (1.15%) Kibana
16 14 (1.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 139 (11.42%) VMware
2 133 (10.93%) Red Hat
3 122 (10.02%) Microsoft
4 106 (8.71%) Google
5 98 (8.05%) Oracle
6 83 (6.82%) Splunk
7 58 (4.77%) Cisco
8 51 (4.19%) Cloudera
9 35 (2.88%) Atlassian
10 31 (2.55%) Hortonworks
11 25 (2.05%) MuleSoft
12 23 (1.89%) AppDynamics
13 22 (1.81%) Juniper
14 20 (1.64%) EMC
15 19 (1.56%) NetApp
16 18 (1.48%) SaltStack
17 17 (1.40%) HP
18 16 (1.31%) Dell
19 15 (1.23%) Sybase
20 14 (1.15%) ServiceNow