Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 70 60
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 +27
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,075 2,377 3,788
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.49% 3.16% 4.01%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.78% 21.82% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 1,696 2,877
Median daily rate £510 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £363 £419 £413
90th Percentile £653 £700 £678
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £537
% change year-on-year -4.55% +2.35% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.59 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.59% +13.11% -6.67%

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 4,936 10,892 13,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.02% 14.46% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,153 7,411 9,423
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 269 376
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +2.86% +2.13%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.75 £50.95 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -1 564 £538 -10.42% 195
North of England +26 159 £495 -1.00% 119
South East +46 140 £475 -9.52% 82
North West +47 104 £500 -6.98% 75
Midlands +16 59 £428 -14.40% 62
East of England +33 51 £500 - 30
West Midlands +32 49 £428 -16.00% 47
South West -23 43 £525 -4.55% 49
Yorkshire -10 30 £467 -6.65% 25
North East +19 24 £495 +2.06% 19
East Midlands +17 10 £350 -30.00% 14
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 678 (63.07%) DevOps
2 549 (51.07%) Terraform
3 480 (44.65%) Jenkins
4 478 (44.47%) Python
5 466 (43.35%) Linux
6 442 (41.12%) AWS
7 438 (40.74%) Kubernetes
8 413 (38.42%) Docker
9 357 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
10 316 (29.40%) Azure
11 312 (29.02%) Puppet
12 309 (28.74%) Git (software)
13 269 (25.02%) Security Cleared
13 269 (25.02%) Java
14 250 (23.26%) Configuration Management
15 244 (22.70%) Infrastructure as Code
16 221 (20.56%) Windows
16 221 (20.56%) SC Cleared
17 214 (19.91%) Bash Shell
18 204 (18.98%) Opscode Chef
19 186 (17.30%) PowerShell
20 163 (15.16%) Finance
21 154 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
22 151 (14.05%) GitLab
23 148 (13.77%) VMware
24 144 (13.40%) Microservices
25 142 (13.21%) JIRA
26 126 (11.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 120 (11.16%) GitHub
28 118 (10.98%) GCP

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 79 (7.35%) Confluence
2 69 (6.42%) Apache
3 31 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (2.70%) OpenStack
5 22 (2.05%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.77%) nginx
6 19 (1.77%) WebLogic
7 15 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (1.30%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.12%) JBoss
11 9 (0.84%) IIS
11 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.74%) ArcGIS
13 7 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.56%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.47%) Tornado
16 4 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.28%) Oracle BPEL
17 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (2.79%) Spreadsheet
2 16 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.19%) Unica
3 1 (0.093%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.093%) Magento
3 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 442 (41.12%) AWS
2 316 (29.40%) Azure
3 120 (11.16%) GitHub
4 118 (10.98%) GCP
5 85 (7.91%) Serverless
6 84 (7.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 79 (7.35%) Amazon S3
8 78 (7.26%) OpenShift
9 52 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
9 52 (4.84%) PaaS
10 51 (4.74%) IaaS
11 48 (4.47%) Amazon EKS
12 45 (4.19%) AWS Lambda
13 42 (3.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 34 (3.16%) Amazon ECS
15 27 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
16 26 (2.42%) SaaS
17 24 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 21 (1.95%) Route 53
19 16 (1.49%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 118 (10.98%) Firewall
2 53 (4.93%) DNS
3 39 (3.63%) TCP/IP
4 37 (3.44%) VLAN
5 31 (2.88%) HTTP
6 28 (2.60%) Network Security
6 28 (2.60%) Reverse Proxy
7 26 (2.42%) BGP
7 26 (2.42%) WAN
8 24 (2.23%) DHCP
8 24 (2.23%) VPN
9 21 (1.95%) SNMP
10 20 (1.86%) Kerberos
11 19 (1.77%) LAN
11 19 (1.77%) SSL
12 18 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 18 (1.67%) VSAN
13 14 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (1.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (9.30%) Hadoop
2 75 (6.98%) Big Data
3 69 (6.42%) MySQL
4 68 (6.33%) SQL Server
5 66 (6.14%) Apache Hive
6 65 (6.05%) PostgreSQL
7 52 (4.84%) Relational Database
8 42 (3.91%) Impala
9 39 (3.63%) MongoDB
10 38 (3.53%) NoSQL
11 34 (3.16%) Pentaho
12 28 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (1.67%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (1.30%) BigQuery
16 13 (1.21%) Redis
17 9 (0.84%) HBase
18 8 (0.74%) Bigtable
18 8 (0.74%) GIS
Development Applications
1 480 (44.65%) Jenkins
2 309 (28.74%) Git (software)
3 151 (14.05%) GitLab
4 142 (13.21%) JIRA
5 82 (7.63%) Bitbucket
6 61 (5.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 60 (5.58%) Maven
8 55 (5.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 53 (4.93%) Artifactory
10 50 (4.65%) TeamCity
11 44 (4.09%) Selenium
12 33 (3.07%) Vagrant
13 32 (2.98%) Cucumber
14 31 (2.88%) JUnit
15 29 (2.70%) Subversion
16 26 (2.42%) SonarQube
17 23 (2.14%) CircleCI
18 21 (1.95%) Gradle
18 21 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
19 20 (1.86%) JMeter
General
1 163 (15.16%) Finance
2 95 (8.84%) Banking
3 94 (8.74%) Public Sector
4 35 (3.26%) Marketing
5 31 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.77%) Electronics
8 16 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.02%) Front Office
9 11 (1.02%) Retail
10 9 (0.84%) Billing
11 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.47%) Legal
13 4 (0.37%) Advertising
13 4 (0.37%) German Language
13 4 (0.37%) Publishing
14 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.28%) Back Office
14 3 (0.28%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 380 (35.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 131 (12.19%) Developer
3 105 (9.77%) AWS Engineer
4 93 (8.65%) AWS DevOps
5 81 (7.53%) Architect
6 80 (7.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 79 (7.35%) Cloud Engineer
8 66 (6.14%) Azure Engineer
9 64 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 63 (5.86%) Senior DevOps
11 60 (5.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 54 (5.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 45 (4.19%) Consultant
13 45 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
14 42 (3.91%) Administrator
15 41 (3.81%) Java Developer
15 41 (3.81%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 35 (3.26%) Network Engineer
17 28 (2.60%) Automation Engineer
17 28 (2.60%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (6.70%) REST
2 69 (6.42%) Node.js
3 68 (6.33%) Kafka
4 65 (6.05%) Elastic Stack
5 62 (5.77%) .NET
6 54 (5.02%) Web Services
7 48 (4.47%) RESTful
8 46 (4.28%) JSON
9 43 (4.00%) Spring
10 34 (3.16%) SOAP
11 33 (3.07%) Spring Boot
12 27 (2.51%) HTML
13 26 (2.42%) LDAP
14 24 (2.23%) J2EE
14 24 (2.23%) React
14 24 (2.23%) Swagger
15 23 (2.14%) CSS
16 22 (2.05%) YAML
17 21 (1.95%) ASP.NET
18 20 (1.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.95%) Data Centre
2 38 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.16%) Public Cloud
4 32 (2.98%) Private Cloud
5 29 (2.70%) Cloud Native
6 22 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (1.67%) Clustering
9 17 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (1.40%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.21%) User Experience
13 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.74%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.74%) PKI
15 7 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
16 6 (0.56%) FMCG
17 5 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 466 (43.35%) Linux
2 221 (20.56%) Windows
3 126 (11.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 78 (7.26%) Unix
5 72 (6.70%) Windows Server
6 70 (6.51%) CentOS
7 45 (4.19%) Windows 10
7 45 (4.19%) Windows Server 2016
8 30 (2.79%) Ubuntu
9 24 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (2.14%) Windows Server 2019
11 20 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (1.40%) Solaris
13 12 (1.12%) Android
13 12 (1.12%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.02%) VMS
15 8 (0.74%) AIX
15 8 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.74%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.37%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (63.07%) DevOps
2 357 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (23.26%) Configuration Management
4 244 (22.70%) Infrastructure as Code
5 154 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
6 144 (13.40%) Microservices
7 108 (10.05%) Scrum
8 103 (9.58%) Test Automation
9 99 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 89 (8.28%) Migration
11 77 (7.16%) Open Source
12 67 (6.23%) Infrastructure Automation
13 65 (6.05%) TDD
14 62 (5.77%) Software Engineering
15 55 (5.12%) Continuous Deployment
16 53 (4.93%) Continuous Delivery
17 52 (4.84%) ITIL
17 52 (4.84%) Unit Testing
18 50 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (4.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 478 (44.47%) Python
2 269 (25.02%) Java
3 214 (19.91%) Bash Shell
4 186 (17.30%) PowerShell
5 109 (10.14%) SQL
6 106 (9.86%) JavaScript
7 78 (7.26%) C#
8 65 (6.05%) Perl
9 62 (5.77%) Shell Script
10 58 (5.40%) Ruby
11 56 (5.21%) Go
12 29 (2.70%) C
13 27 (2.51%) Groovy
14 23 (2.14%) Java 8
15 21 (1.95%) Scala
15 21 (1.95%) TypeScript
16 19 (1.77%) PHP
17 17 (1.58%) PL/SQL
18 14 (1.30%) Kotlin
19 11 (1.02%) C++
Qualifications
1 269 (25.02%) Security Cleared
2 221 (20.56%) SC Cleared
3 58 (5.40%) DV Cleared
4 43 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (1.77%) CCNA
5 19 (1.77%) CCNP
5 19 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.58%) AWS Certification
7 15 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.12%) CCA
8 12 (1.12%) Degree
9 10 (0.93%) RHCE
10 9 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.65%) CISSP
11 7 (0.65%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.56%) CCIE
13 4 (0.37%) CCSP
13 4 (0.37%) JNCIA
13 4 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.95%) QA
2 10 (0.93%) SLA
3 9 (0.84%) GDPR
4 7 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.65%) NCSC
5 6 (0.56%) NIST
6 1 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.093%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.093%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.093%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.093%) PMO
6 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 413 (38.42%) Docker
2 112 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (8.00%) Active Directory
4 49 (4.56%) VMware NSX
5 47 (4.37%) HDFS
6 44 (4.09%) vSphere
7 43 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (1.12%) NFS
11 11 (1.02%) GlusterFS
12 6 (0.56%) vCloud
13 5 (0.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 5 (0.47%) oVirt
13 5 (0.47%) XenApp
14 4 (0.37%) Gluster
14 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
14 4 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.28%) KVM
15 3 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 549 (51.07%) Terraform
2 438 (40.74%) Kubernetes
3 312 (29.02%) Puppet
4 204 (18.98%) Opscode Chef
5 91 (8.47%) Prometheus
6 74 (6.88%) Grafana
7 65 (6.05%) Packer
8 39 (3.63%) Salt
9 30 (2.79%) vCenter Server
10 29 (2.70%) Kibana
11 23 (2.14%) Consul
11 23 (2.14%) ZABBIX
12 21 (1.95%) Red Hat Satellite
13 18 (1.67%) logstash
13 18 (1.67%) Nagios
14 17 (1.58%) Rancher
15 15 (1.40%) Istio
16 13 (1.21%) Fluentd
17 12 (1.12%) Rundeck
18 11 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 148 (13.77%) VMware
2 118 (10.98%) Oracle
3 100 (9.30%) Red Hat
4 91 (8.47%) Splunk
5 90 (8.37%) Microsoft
6 88 (8.19%) Cisco
7 86 (8.00%) Atlassian
8 74 (6.88%) Cloudera
9 52 (4.84%) Google
10 47 (4.37%) Dell
11 39 (3.63%) F5
12 36 (3.35%) AppDynamics
13 33 (3.07%) Hortonworks
14 30 (2.79%) SaltStack
15 28 (2.60%) CheckPoint
16 25 (2.33%) EMC
17 24 (2.23%) MuleSoft
18 22 (2.05%) Juniper
19 21 (1.95%) Fortinet
19 21 (1.95%) SAP