Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 67 66
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +27
Contract jobs citing Ansible 883 2,801 3,410
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.42% 3.46% 3.66%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.51% 23.24% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 1,961 2,607
Median daily rate £515 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £363 £413 £413
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 2
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 £43.75 £72.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% -39.66% +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 4,106 12,051 12,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.89% 14.88% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,646 8,188 8,822
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £298 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 274 372
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.95 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.08% +12.62% +6.29%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.31 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +62.79% +14.97% +3.89%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 0 485 £525 -12.50% 205
North of England +26 154 £480 -2.98% 58
South East +4 95 £500 -4.76% 44
North West +30 83 £521 -0.71% 34
Yorkshire +7 46 £425 -9.09% 15
East of England +13 41 £500 -4.76% 21
South West -34 37 £575 +4.55% 24
Midlands -4 34 £413 -19.12% 43
North East +22 24 £495 +5.32% 9
West Midlands +2 23 £428 -16.08% 33
East Midlands +12 10 £350 -30.00% 10
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 555 (62.85%) DevOps
2 438 (49.60%) Terraform
3 416 (47.11%) Jenkins
4 400 (45.30%) Python
5 371 (42.02%) AWS
6 358 (40.54%) Kubernetes
7 352 (39.86%) Linux
8 340 (38.51%) Docker
9 311 (35.22%) Puppet
10 280 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
11 251 (28.43%) Azure
12 248 (28.09%) Git (software)
13 206 (23.33%) Java
14 200 (22.65%) Security Cleared
15 196 (22.20%) Opscode Chef
16 194 (21.97%) Configuration Management
17 187 (21.18%) Infrastructure as Code
18 181 (20.50%) Windows
19 176 (19.93%) Bash Shell
20 163 (18.46%) PowerShell
21 160 (18.12%) SC Cleared
22 148 (16.76%) Finance
23 136 (15.40%) JIRA
24 135 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
25 131 (14.84%) VMware
26 128 (14.50%) Microservices
27 122 (13.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 114 (12.91%) GitLab
29 103 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
30 100 (11.33%) Oracle

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 90 (10.19%) Confluence
2 60 (6.80%) Apache
3 30 (3.40%) OpenStack
4 25 (2.83%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (2.15%) Apache Spark
7 17 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
7 17 (1.93%) nginx
8 14 (1.59%) ArcGIS
8 14 (1.59%) JBoss
8 14 (1.59%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.47%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.02%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.91%) IIS
11 8 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.57%) Tornado
14 4 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.45%) Jupyter
15 3 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
2 18 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.23%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.23%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.11%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 371 (42.02%) AWS
2 251 (28.43%) Azure
3 96 (10.87%) GCP
4 86 (9.74%) GitHub
5 70 (7.93%) Amazon S3
6 63 (7.13%) OpenShift
7 60 (6.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 52 (5.89%) Amazon EC2
9 50 (5.66%) Serverless
10 37 (4.19%) IaaS
11 33 (3.74%) PaaS
11 33 (3.74%) SaaS
12 29 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
12 29 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 28 (3.17%) Amazon EKS
14 20 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
14 20 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
14 20 (2.27%) Route 53
15 19 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (1.36%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 89 (10.08%) Firewall
2 63 (7.13%) DNS
3 45 (5.10%) HTTP
4 30 (3.40%) VLAN
5 27 (3.06%) SSL
6 26 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 24 (2.72%) Reverse Proxy
8 19 (2.15%) SNMP
9 18 (2.04%) BGP
9 18 (2.04%) Network Security
10 17 (1.93%) DHCP
10 17 (1.93%) Kerberos
10 17 (1.93%) VPN
11 16 (1.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 14 (1.59%) WAN
13 13 (1.47%) Skype
14 11 (1.25%) Internet
14 11 (1.25%) OSPF
15 10 (1.13%) LAN
15 10 (1.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 72 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 66 (7.47%) Big Data
4 57 (6.46%) MySQL
5 50 (5.66%) Apache Hive
6 38 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (4.08%) Relational Database
8 35 (3.96%) MongoDB
9 31 (3.51%) Impala
10 25 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
10 25 (2.83%) Pentaho
11 22 (2.49%) NoSQL
12 21 (2.38%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.59%) GIS
13 14 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
14 12 (1.36%) Apache Accumulo
15 10 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
17 8 (0.91%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 416 (47.11%) Jenkins
2 248 (28.09%) Git (software)
3 136 (15.40%) JIRA
4 114 (12.91%) GitLab
5 71 (8.04%) Bitbucket
6 48 (5.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 45 (5.10%) Sonatype Nexus
8 34 (3.85%) TeamCity
9 33 (3.74%) Subversion
10 30 (3.40%) Vagrant
11 27 (3.06%) Cucumber
11 27 (3.06%) JUnit
12 26 (2.94%) CircleCI
12 26 (2.94%) SonarQube
13 25 (2.83%) Maven
13 25 (2.83%) Selenium
14 24 (2.72%) Artifactory
15 16 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
16 15 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 148 (16.76%) Finance
2 68 (7.70%) Public Sector
3 63 (7.13%) Banking
4 19 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.70%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.59%) Marketing
7 12 (1.36%) Aerospace
7 12 (1.36%) Retail
8 10 (1.13%) Electronics
9 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.45%) Back Office
11 3 (0.34%) Publishing
12 2 (0.23%) Front Office
12 2 (0.23%) Games
12 2 (0.23%) Law
12 2 (0.23%) Legal
13 1 (0.11%) International Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (34.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 98 (11.10%) AWS Engineer
2 98 (11.10%) Developer
3 82 (9.29%) AWS DevOps
4 71 (8.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 64 (7.25%) Cloud Engineer
6 56 (6.34%) Architect
7 55 (6.23%) Azure Engineer
8 54 (6.12%) Senior DevOps
9 53 (6.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 49 (5.55%) Administrator
11 43 (4.87%) Linux Engineer
12 40 (4.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 40 (4.53%) Consultant
13 38 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (3.96%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 28 (3.17%) Network Engineer
16 26 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
17 25 (2.83%) Platform Engineer
18 24 (2.72%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (7.47%) REST
2 55 (6.23%) Web Services
3 50 (5.66%) .NET
4 46 (5.21%) Kafka
4 46 (5.21%) Node.js
5 44 (4.98%) Elastic Stack
6 38 (4.30%) RESTful
7 30 (3.40%) Spring
8 29 (3.28%) HTML
8 29 (3.28%) SOAP
9 26 (2.94%) JSON
10 25 (2.83%) LDAP
11 24 (2.72%) CSS
11 24 (2.72%) Spring Boot
12 22 (2.49%) React
13 21 (2.38%) Swagger
14 20 (2.27%) CSS3
14 20 (2.27%) Gherkin
14 20 (2.27%) Middleware
15 18 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.10%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.42%) Public Cloud
3 27 (3.06%) Clustering
4 26 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.49%) Private Cloud
6 21 (2.38%) Cloud Native
6 21 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (1.70%) PKI
9 14 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.91%) FMCG
12 7 (0.79%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.79%) User Experience
13 6 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (0.68%) CMDB
13 6 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 352 (39.86%) Linux
2 181 (20.50%) Windows
3 122 (13.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (8.27%) CentOS
5 72 (8.15%) Windows Server
6 62 (7.02%) Windows Server 2016
7 55 (6.23%) Unix
8 44 (4.98%) Windows 10
9 27 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (2.49%) Windows Server 2019
12 14 (1.59%) Ubuntu
12 14 (1.59%) Windows 7
13 12 (1.36%) Android
13 12 (1.36%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.36%) Solaris
13 12 (1.36%) VMS
14 9 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.68%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (62.85%) DevOps
2 280 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (21.97%) Configuration Management
4 187 (21.18%) Infrastructure as Code
5 135 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
6 128 (14.50%) Microservices
7 91 (10.31%) Scrum
8 85 (9.63%) Test Automation
9 73 (8.27%) Migration
10 70 (7.93%) Open Source
11 67 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 60 (6.80%) TDD
13 54 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 54 (6.12%) ITIL
14 52 (5.89%) Infrastructure Automation
15 51 (5.78%) Software Engineering
16 45 (5.10%) Continuous Deployment
17 43 (4.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 42 (4.76%) Unit Testing
19 40 (4.53%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 400 (45.30%) Python
2 206 (23.33%) Java
3 176 (19.93%) Bash Shell
4 163 (18.46%) PowerShell
5 88 (9.97%) JavaScript
6 83 (9.40%) SQL
7 61 (6.91%) Shell Script
8 59 (6.68%) C#
9 58 (6.57%) Perl
10 54 (6.12%) Ruby
11 43 (4.87%) Go
12 28 (3.17%) C
13 21 (2.38%) PHP
13 21 (2.38%) Scala
14 20 (2.27%) Groovy
15 15 (1.70%) VB
16 13 (1.47%) Java 8
16 13 (1.47%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.36%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.91%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 200 (22.65%) Security Cleared
2 160 (18.12%) SC Cleared
3 55 (6.23%) DV Cleared
4 36 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.70%) CCA
7 13 (1.47%) AWS Certification
7 13 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.25%) CCNP
9 10 (1.13%) CCNA
10 9 (1.02%) RHCE
10 9 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.79%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.68%) Degree
13 5 (0.57%) CCIE
13 5 (0.57%) CISSP
13 5 (0.57%) MCSE
14 4 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.45%) RHCSA
15 3 (0.34%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.38%) QA
2 18 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (1.59%) GDPR
3 14 (1.59%) HIPAA
4 8 (0.91%) SLA
5 2 (0.23%) NCSC
6 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) NIST
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 340 (38.51%) Docker
2 103 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (10.42%) Active Directory
4 36 (4.08%) VMware NSX
5 29 (3.28%) vSphere
6 26 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (2.83%) HDFS
8 21 (2.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 16 (1.81%) NFS
10 15 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.45%) GlusterFS
11 4 (0.45%) vCloud
12 3 (0.34%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (0.34%) Gluster
12 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.34%) oVirt
12 3 (0.34%) Varnish
12 3 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.34%) XenApp
13 2 (0.23%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 438 (49.60%) Terraform
2 358 (40.54%) Kubernetes
3 311 (35.22%) Puppet
4 196 (22.20%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (7.70%) Packer
6 54 (6.12%) Prometheus
7 39 (4.42%) Grafana
8 23 (2.60%) Salt
9 22 (2.49%) ZABBIX
10 20 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
11 15 (1.70%) Nagios
12 13 (1.47%) Data Guard
13 12 (1.36%) Rundeck
14 11 (1.25%) Kibana
14 11 (1.25%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.91%) Consul
16 7 (0.79%) HAProxy
16 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
17 6 (0.68%) FortiGate
17 6 (0.68%) Rancher
Vendors
1 131 (14.84%) VMware
2 100 (11.33%) Oracle
3 86 (9.74%) Red Hat
4 85 (9.63%) Microsoft
5 83 (9.40%) Splunk
6 77 (8.72%) Cloudera
7 68 (7.70%) Cisco
8 51 (5.78%) Atlassian
9 45 (5.10%) Google
10 37 (4.19%) Hortonworks
11 35 (3.96%) Dell
12 29 (3.28%) SaltStack
13 27 (3.06%) AppDynamics
14 26 (2.94%) MuleSoft
15 24 (2.72%) F5
16 22 (2.49%) CheckPoint
17 21 (2.38%) HP
18 17 (1.93%) EMC
19 16 (1.81%) NetApp
20 14 (1.59%) Juniper