Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 64 91
Rank change year-on-year -4 +27 +40
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2,630 3,534 2,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.37% 3.78% 2.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.07% 26.66% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,828 2,623 1,794
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £388
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +77.91% -13.76%
UK median hourly rate £41.34 £72.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year -42.98% +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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,400 13,254 10,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.61% 14.19% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,787 9,019 7,025
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £266
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £493 £465
% change year-on-year +1.52% +5.91% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 375 242
England median hourly rate £20.30 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.01% - -23.08%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £54.98 £47.00 £47.80
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% - -30.00%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in England over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in England over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor 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 14 October 2019. 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 -12 1,372 £600 +9.09% 334
South East -5 362 £531 +6.20% 99
North of England +5 320 £495 -1.00% 109
South West +18 288 £550 +18.28% 70
Yorkshire +28 144 £468 -4.00% 44
Midlands +3 137 £510 +4.62% 31
North West -3 134 £525 -0.94% 49
East of England -16 134 £500 -4.76% 67
West Midlands +5 82 £510 -2.86% 19
East Midlands +7 55 £506 +12.50% 10
North East -22 40 £465 +3.33% 16
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 1,986 (75.51%) DevOps
2 1,316 (50.04%) AWS
3 1,303 (49.54%) Terraform
4 1,246 (47.38%) Jenkins
5 1,222 (46.46%) Linux
6 1,216 (46.24%) Docker
7 1,094 (41.60%) Python
8 1,029 (39.13%) Kubernetes
9 923 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
10 872 (33.16%) Puppet
11 744 (28.29%) Azure
12 738 (28.06%) Java
13 620 (23.57%) Opscode Chef
14 607 (23.08%) Git (software)
15 598 (22.74%) Configuration Management
16 457 (17.38%) Infrastructure as Code
17 454 (17.26%) Finance
18 429 (16.31%) Bash Shell
19 423 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
20 399 (15.17%) Microservices
21 398 (15.13%) Security Cleared
22 344 (13.08%) Windows
23 341 (12.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 331 (12.59%) GCP
25 329 (12.51%) OpenShift
26 308 (11.71%) PowerShell
26 308 (11.71%) JIRA
27 303 (11.52%) Red Hat
28 302 (11.48%) GitHub
29 281 (10.68%) Scrum

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
1 214 (8.14%) Confluence
2 142 (5.40%) Apache
3 116 (4.41%) Apache Spark
3 116 (4.41%) nginx
4 105 (3.99%) OpenStack
5 91 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
6 84 (3.19%) Tomcat
7 79 (3.00%) JBoss
8 45 (1.71%) IIS
9 43 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
10 36 (1.37%) WebSphere
11 19 (0.72%) SAS
12 18 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.61%) Jetty
14 15 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.46%) Jupyter
16 11 (0.42%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.34%) Drupal
17 9 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
18 8 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.15%) Magento
3 4 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.076%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.038%) Actimize
5 1 (0.038%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.038%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.038%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,316 (50.04%) AWS
2 744 (28.29%) Azure
3 331 (12.59%) GCP
4 329 (12.51%) OpenShift
5 302 (11.48%) GitHub
6 235 (8.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 197 (7.49%) Amazon EC2
8 173 (6.58%) Serverless
9 162 (6.16%) Amazon S3
10 149 (5.67%) PaaS
11 148 (5.63%) IaaS
12 134 (5.10%) AWS Lambda
13 132 (5.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 98 (3.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 96 (3.65%) Amazon ECS
16 79 (3.00%) Route 53
17 64 (2.43%) SaaS
18 60 (2.28%) Amazon ELB
19 56 (2.13%) Apigee
19 56 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 142 (5.40%) Firewall
2 104 (3.95%) DNS
3 70 (2.66%) TCP/IP
4 63 (2.40%) HTTP
5 58 (2.21%) WAN
6 55 (2.09%) VPN
7 54 (2.05%) SSL
8 50 (1.90%) Network Security
9 39 (1.48%) SAN
10 37 (1.41%) BGP
11 34 (1.29%) Kerberos
12 27 (1.03%) NAS
13 25 (0.95%) DHCP
14 23 (0.87%) LAN
15 21 (0.80%) Internet
15 21 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (0.61%) SSH
18 15 (0.57%) OSPF
18 15 (0.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (8.37%) Big Data
2 164 (6.24%) Hadoop
3 160 (6.08%) MySQL
4 137 (5.21%) Amazon RDS
5 133 (5.06%) SQL Server
6 130 (4.94%) MongoDB
7 116 (4.41%) NoSQL
8 97 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
9 77 (2.93%) Relational Database
10 72 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 43 (1.63%) Apache Hive
12 41 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
13 35 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 35 (1.33%) RDBMS
14 31 (1.18%) DB2
14 31 (1.18%) Oracle Database
15 30 (1.14%) HBase
15 30 (1.14%) InfluxDB
16 29 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
17 28 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,246 (47.38%) Jenkins
2 607 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 308 (11.71%) JIRA
4 187 (7.11%) GitLab
5 138 (5.25%) Maven
6 121 (4.60%) Bitbucket
7 111 (4.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 108 (4.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 103 (3.92%) Artifactory
10 88 (3.35%) Cucumber
11 83 (3.16%) SonarQube
12 80 (3.04%) TeamCity
13 74 (2.81%) Gradle
13 74 (2.81%) Travis CI
14 71 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
15 63 (2.40%) Selenium
16 61 (2.32%) CircleCI
17 52 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
18 44 (1.67%) Subversion
19 43 (1.63%) JUnit
General
1 454 (17.26%) Finance
2 182 (6.92%) Banking
3 128 (4.87%) Public Sector
4 61 (2.32%) Retail
5 41 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 40 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 32 (1.22%) Publishing
8 23 (0.87%) Law
9 19 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.61%) Games
10 16 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.57%) Marketing
12 14 (0.53%) Front Office
13 11 (0.42%) Electronics
13 11 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.23%) Legal
14 6 (0.23%) Police
15 4 (0.15%) Automotive
15 4 (0.15%) Billing
15 4 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,214 (46.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 368 (13.99%) AWS Engineer
3 318 (12.09%) Developer
4 301 (11.44%) AWS DevOps
5 267 (10.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 223 (8.48%) Cloud Engineer
7 164 (6.24%) Senior DevOps
8 158 (6.01%) Architect
9 150 (5.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 132 (5.02%) Azure Engineer
11 117 (4.45%) Consultant
12 113 (4.30%) Azure DevOps
13 112 (4.26%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 111 (4.22%) Linux Engineer
15 101 (3.84%) Platform Engineer
16 100 (3.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 88 (3.35%) Java Developer
18 86 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 79 (3.00%) Administrator
20 71 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (8.44%) Web Services
2 221 (8.40%) Node.js
3 152 (5.78%) Kafka
4 147 (5.59%) Elastic Stack
5 142 (5.40%) .NET
6 137 (5.21%) AngularJS
7 128 (4.87%) Spring
8 117 (4.45%) RESTful
9 78 (2.97%) REST
10 71 (2.70%) Middleware
11 69 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
12 68 (2.59%) JSON
12 68 (2.59%) React
13 58 (2.21%) Swagger
14 50 (1.90%) Spring Boot
15 49 (1.86%) CSS
16 45 (1.71%) J2EE
17 44 (1.67%) HTML
18 41 (1.56%) XML
19 38 (1.44%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 155 (5.89%) Public Cloud
2 115 (4.37%) Data Centre
3 96 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
4 84 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (2.85%) Cloud Native
6 65 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
7 48 (1.83%) PKI
8 47 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 44 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 43 (1.63%) Clustering
11 39 (1.48%) Replication
11 39 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
12 38 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
13 28 (1.06%) Blog
14 22 (0.84%) Derivative
14 22 (0.84%) User Experience
15 18 (0.68%) Management Information System
16 16 (0.61%) Mobile App
17 14 (0.53%) Virtual Team
18 13 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,222 (46.46%) Linux
2 344 (13.08%) Windows
3 341 (12.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 245 (9.32%) Unix
5 153 (5.82%) CentOS
6 97 (3.69%) Windows Server
7 94 (3.57%) Ubuntu
8 32 (1.22%) Solaris
9 20 (0.76%) CoreOS
10 18 (0.68%) Debian
11 17 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 16 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.53%) Android
14 12 (0.46%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.34%) AIX
15 9 (0.34%) Mesosphere
15 9 (0.34%) SUSE
15 9 (0.34%) VMS
16 6 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,986 (75.51%) DevOps
2 923 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
3 598 (22.74%) Configuration Management
4 457 (17.38%) Infrastructure as Code
5 423 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
6 399 (15.17%) Microservices
7 281 (10.68%) Scrum
8 274 (10.42%) Open Source
9 268 (10.19%) Migration
10 207 (7.87%) Software Engineering
11 206 (7.83%) Test Automation
12 181 (6.88%) TDD
13 156 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
14 145 (5.51%) Continuous Delivery
15 138 (5.25%) BDD
16 137 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 126 (4.79%) Analytics
18 118 (4.49%) Deployment Automation
19 117 (4.45%) Kanban
20 106 (4.03%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 1,094 (41.60%) Python
2 738 (28.06%) Java
3 429 (16.31%) Bash Shell
4 308 (11.71%) PowerShell
5 274 (10.42%) JavaScript
6 248 (9.43%) SQL
7 204 (7.76%) Ruby
8 175 (6.65%) Go
9 160 (6.08%) Shell Script
10 137 (5.21%) Perl
11 120 (4.56%) C#
12 75 (2.85%) Groovy
13 69 (2.62%) PHP
14 66 (2.51%) Java 8
15 63 (2.40%) Scala
16 50 (1.90%) TypeScript
17 45 (1.71%) C
18 38 (1.44%) C++
19 34 (1.29%) ES6
20 23 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 398 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 276 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 82 (3.12%) DV Cleared
4 76 (2.89%) Degree
5 70 (2.66%) AWS Certification
6 43 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (1.37%) RHCE
8 35 (1.33%) CCNP
9 29 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (0.91%) RHCSA
11 21 (0.80%) MCSA
12 19 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
13 16 (0.61%) CCNA
14 12 (0.46%) CCIE
14 12 (0.46%) DBS Check
15 11 (0.42%) CISSP
16 10 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
17 9 (0.34%) Master's Degree
18 8 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (1.71%) QA
2 18 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.42%) SLA
4 8 (0.30%) NIST
5 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.19%) COBIT
6 5 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.19%) GDPR
6 5 (0.19%) PMO
7 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.11%) NCSC
8 3 (0.11%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.076%) HL7
10 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,216 (46.24%) Docker
2 115 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (3.88%) Active Directory
4 49 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.95%) Gluster
7 22 (0.84%) LXC
7 22 (0.84%) vSphere
8 21 (0.80%) NFS
9 19 (0.72%) HDFS
9 19 (0.72%) VirtualBox
9 19 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.49%) KVM
11 10 (0.38%) PowerDNS
11 10 (0.38%) Snort
11 10 (0.38%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.34%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 9 (0.34%) GlusterFS
13 8 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1,303 (49.54%) Terraform
2 1,029 (39.13%) Kubernetes
3 872 (33.16%) Puppet
4 620 (23.57%) Opscode Chef
5 128 (4.87%) Packer
6 108 (4.11%) Salt
7 99 (3.76%) Grafana
7 99 (3.76%) Prometheus
8 89 (3.38%) Consul
9 49 (1.86%) Docker Swarm
9 49 (1.86%) Nagios
10 46 (1.75%) HAProxy
11 44 (1.67%) Kibana
12 36 (1.37%) ZABBIX
13 35 (1.33%) logstash
14 29 (1.10%) SCCM
15 28 (1.06%) Mesos
16 23 (0.87%) Rancher
17 22 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
18 20 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 303 (11.52%) Red Hat
2 214 (8.14%) Google
2 214 (8.14%) VMware
3 187 (7.11%) Microsoft
4 182 (6.92%) Splunk
5 136 (5.17%) Oracle
6 119 (4.52%) Atlassian
7 112 (4.26%) Cisco
8 73 (2.78%) MuleSoft
9 63 (2.40%) Cloudera
10 54 (2.05%) IBM
11 49 (1.86%) HP
12 42 (1.60%) SaltStack
13 41 (1.56%) F5
13 41 (1.56%) New Relic
14 40 (1.52%) Citrix
15 36 (1.37%) ServiceNow
16 34 (1.29%) CheckPoint
16 34 (1.29%) EMC
17 33 (1.25%) Dell