Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 72 70
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2,345 886 2,617
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.52% 3.33% 3.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.14% 20.73% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,679 651 1,835
10th Percentile £425 £363 £413
25th Percentile £488 £432 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £550
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -5.45% +4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £644
90th Percentile £713 £650 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 2
10th Percentile £39.50 £36.15 £47.10
25th Percentile £44.31 £37.50 £47.63
Median hourly rate £48.38 £40.75 £49.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.71% -17.68% -31.72%
75th Percentile £64.00 £44.50 £50.63
90th Percentile £81.25 £49.00 £50.70
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £40.75 £44.02
% change year-on-year +22.70% -7.43% -39.28%

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 10,593 4,274 11,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.91% 16.08% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,636 2,976 7,985
10th Percentile £350 £308 £283
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 72 246
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.71 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.97 £14.34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.57
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% -0.36% +11.83%
75th Percentile £47.63 £37.88 £28.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.90 £50.13
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.46% -3.66% +17.14%

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 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021.

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 16 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
London +5 1,437 £600 +11.63% 389
South East -25 201 £525 +2.94% 71
North of England -31 192 £525 +0.96% 93
North West -26 121 £525 - 58
South West +26 118 £538 +2.38% 39
Midlands -9 115 £500 +16.82% 65
West Midlands -4 96 £500 +16.82% 46
East of England 0 93 £540 +8.00% 47
Yorkshire -21 56 £525 +20.00% 23
East Midlands -30 17 £550 +57.14% 19
North East -16 15 £513 +3.02% 12
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 England region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 1,563 (66.65%) DevOps
2 1,258 (53.65%) Terraform
3 1,036 (44.18%) Python
4 1,030 (43.92%) Linux
5 1,025 (43.71%) Jenkins
6 946 (40.34%) AWS
7 871 (37.14%) Docker
8 857 (36.55%) Kubernetes
9 756 (32.24%) Azure
10 741 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
11 572 (24.39%) Java
12 559 (23.84%) Git (software)
13 534 (22.77%) Puppet
14 480 (20.47%) Bash Shell
15 446 (19.02%) Infrastructure as Code
16 420 (17.91%) Configuration Management
17 407 (17.36%) Windows
18 398 (16.97%) GCP
19 394 (16.80%) Finance
20 372 (15.86%) Security Cleared
21 366 (15.61%) Microservices
22 341 (14.54%) VMware
23 338 (14.41%) Social Skills
24 316 (13.48%) SQL
25 314 (13.39%) PowerShell
26 308 (13.13%) Oracle
27 307 (13.09%) Opscode Chef
28 299 (12.75%) JIRA
29 278 (11.86%) SC Cleared
30 266 (11.34%) GitHub

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
1 206 (8.78%) Confluence
2 114 (4.86%) Apache
3 71 (3.03%) nginx
4 69 (2.94%) Apache Spark
4 69 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 61 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
6 58 (2.47%) Tomcat
7 40 (1.71%) OpenStack
8 30 (1.28%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.07%) IIS
10 24 (1.02%) JBoss
11 19 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
11 19 (0.81%) SharePoint
12 17 (0.72%) Mule
12 17 (0.72%) SAS
13 12 (0.51%) ArcGIS
14 11 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
16 8 (0.34%) Appian
16 8 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.51%) MS Visio
2 12 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.34%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.21%) assyst
2 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.043%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 946 (40.34%) AWS
2 756 (32.24%) Azure
3 398 (16.97%) GCP
4 266 (11.34%) GitHub
5 203 (8.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 203 (8.66%) PaaS
6 171 (7.29%) IaaS
7 132 (5.63%) OpenShift
8 107 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
9 104 (4.43%) Amazon EKS
10 99 (4.22%) Serverless
11 80 (3.41%) SaaS
12 75 (3.20%) Amazon ECS
13 73 (3.11%) Amazon S3
14 64 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
15 58 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 48 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
17 36 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
18 35 (1.49%) Apigee
19 34 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 159 (6.78%) Firewall
2 122 (5.20%) DNS
3 59 (2.52%) Network Security
3 59 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 54 (2.30%) SSL
5 49 (2.09%) SAN
6 48 (2.05%) WAN
7 44 (1.88%) VPN
8 43 (1.83%) Kerberos
8 43 (1.83%) LAN
9 42 (1.79%) HTTP
10 33 (1.41%) BGP
10 33 (1.41%) Multicast
11 31 (1.32%) Internet
12 27 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (0.98%) OSPF
14 22 (0.94%) VSAN
15 20 (0.85%) DHCP
16 18 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 18 (0.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (5.67%) Big Data
2 126 (5.37%) SQL Server
3 103 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
4 101 (4.31%) MySQL
5 94 (4.01%) Hadoop
6 78 (3.33%) NoSQL
7 72 (3.07%) Relational Database
8 64 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
9 63 (2.69%) MongoDB
10 54 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 48 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
12 43 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
13 37 (1.58%) Redis
14 33 (1.41%) Oracle Database
15 32 (1.36%) Apache Hive
16 24 (1.02%) BigQuery
17 23 (0.98%) Power BI
18 21 (0.90%) Apache Ignite
18 21 (0.90%) Pentaho
19 20 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,025 (43.71%) Jenkins
2 559 (23.84%) Git (software)
3 299 (12.75%) JIRA
4 234 (9.98%) GitLab
5 218 (9.30%) Maven
6 165 (7.04%) Bitbucket
7 154 (6.57%) Sonatype Nexus
8 132 (5.63%) Artifactory
9 95 (4.05%) TeamCity
10 80 (3.41%) Subversion
11 70 (2.99%) Gradle
12 66 (2.81%) SonarQube
13 59 (2.52%) CircleCI
14 55 (2.35%) Selenium
15 53 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 47 (2.00%) Cucumber
17 35 (1.49%) Travis CI
18 28 (1.19%) Hudson
18 28 (1.19%) JUnit
19 26 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 394 (16.80%) Finance
2 338 (14.41%) Social Skills
3 217 (9.25%) Banking
4 188 (8.02%) Public Sector
5 96 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (2.30%) Retail
7 51 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 44 (1.88%) Investment Banking
9 39 (1.66%) Financial Institution
10 37 (1.58%) Legal
11 35 (1.49%) Games
12 23 (0.98%) Marketing
12 23 (0.98%) Presentation Skills
13 22 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
13 22 (0.94%) Front Office
14 18 (0.77%) Electronics
15 15 (0.64%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.60%) Influencing Skills
17 10 (0.43%) Prime Brokerage
18 9 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 884 (37.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 310 (13.22%) Developer
3 166 (7.08%) AWS Engineer
4 162 (6.91%) Azure Engineer
5 132 (5.63%) Architect
6 131 (5.59%) AWS DevOps
7 127 (5.42%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 125 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
9 119 (5.07%) Consultant
10 116 (4.95%) Java Developer
11 115 (4.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 106 (4.52%) Platform Engineer
13 100 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
14 96 (4.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 91 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
16 87 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 79 (3.37%) Administrator
18 77 (3.28%) Azure DevOps
19 62 (2.64%) Data Engineer
20 58 (2.47%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (6.44%) Spring
2 144 (6.14%) JSON
2 144 (6.14%) Kafka
3 136 (5.80%) Web Services
4 122 (5.20%) .NET
5 116 (4.95%) Node.js
6 115 (4.90%) React
7 110 (4.69%) Spring Boot
8 93 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
9 82 (3.50%) RabbitMQ
10 79 (3.37%) YAML
11 75 (3.20%) REST
12 68 (2.90%) AngularJS
12 68 (2.90%) RESTful
13 66 (2.81%) J2EE
14 51 (2.17%) Middleware
15 50 (2.13%) Django
16 49 (2.09%) Apache Camel
17 45 (1.92%) Flask
18 43 (1.83%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 140 (5.97%) Data Centre
2 135 (5.76%) Public Cloud
3 110 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
4 91 (3.88%) Cloud Native
5 45 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 45 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (1.88%) Clustering
7 37 (1.58%) Private Cloud
8 36 (1.54%) PKI
9 31 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
10 29 (1.24%) Management Information System
11 28 (1.19%) Hedge funds
11 28 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 25 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.07%) Legacy Applications
12 25 (1.07%) Replication
13 22 (0.94%) Data Structures
14 20 (0.85%) Legacy Systems
15 18 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
15 18 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,030 (43.92%) Linux
2 407 (17.36%) Windows
3 265 (11.30%) Unix
4 211 (9.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 97 (4.14%) Windows Server
6 65 (2.77%) CentOS
7 41 (1.75%) Ubuntu
8 39 (1.66%) Windows Server 2016
9 33 (1.41%) Solaris
9 33 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
11 25 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (0.72%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.60%) AIX
14 12 (0.51%) VMS
14 12 (0.51%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.47%) Debian
16 9 (0.38%) CoreOS
17 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,563 (66.65%) DevOps
2 741 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
3 446 (19.02%) Infrastructure as Code
4 420 (17.91%) Configuration Management
5 366 (15.61%) Microservices
6 260 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
7 230 (9.81%) Test Automation
8 216 (9.21%) Scrum
9 205 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
10 183 (7.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 170 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 161 (6.87%) Migration
13 160 (6.82%) Software Engineering
14 156 (6.65%) Open Source
15 153 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
15 153 (6.52%) Data Protection
16 148 (6.31%) Deployment Automation
17 127 (5.42%) Analytics
17 127 (5.42%) Infrastructure Automation
18 125 (5.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,036 (44.18%) Python
2 572 (24.39%) Java
3 480 (20.47%) Bash Shell
4 316 (13.48%) SQL
5 314 (13.39%) PowerShell
6 201 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 156 (6.65%) Shell Script
8 153 (6.52%) Groovy
9 146 (6.23%) C#
10 141 (6.01%) Go
11 113 (4.82%) Ruby
12 103 (4.39%) Perl
13 100 (4.26%) Java 8
14 81 (3.45%) PL/SQL
15 70 (2.99%) PHP
16 60 (2.56%) C++
17 57 (2.43%) Scala
18 42 (1.79%) C
19 35 (1.49%) TypeScript
20 23 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 372 (15.86%) Security Cleared
2 278 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 97 (4.14%) DV Cleared
4 55 (2.35%) Degree
5 46 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (1.11%) CCNP
7 21 (0.90%) AWS Certification
8 16 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (0.55%) CCIE
10 13 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (0.47%) RHCE
12 9 (0.38%) CCNA
13 5 (0.21%) CISSP
13 5 (0.21%) RHCA
14 4 (0.17%) CCSA
14 4 (0.17%) CCSE
14 4 (0.17%) CEH
14 4 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.22%) GDPR
2 32 (1.36%) QA
3 24 (1.02%) SLA
4 20 (0.85%) GRC
5 12 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.34%) NCSC
7 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.13%) Accessibility
10 3 (0.13%) COBIT
11 2 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.085%) NIST
12 1 (0.043%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.043%) IFRS
12 1 (0.043%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.043%) PMO
12 1 (0.043%) SOC 1
12 1 (0.043%) SOC 2
System Software
1 871 (37.14%) Docker
2 233 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (7.25%) Active Directory
4 66 (2.81%) vSphere
5 57 (2.43%) VMware NSX
6 54 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (2.13%) NFS
9 25 (1.07%) HDFS
10 24 (1.02%) vCloud
11 23 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 21 (0.90%) GridGain
13 20 (0.85%) Hyper-V
14 15 (0.64%) KVM
15 14 (0.60%) Ceph
16 10 (0.43%) XenApp
16 10 (0.43%) XenDesktop
17 9 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
18 8 (0.34%) LXC
18 8 (0.34%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1,258 (53.65%) Terraform
2 857 (36.55%) Kubernetes
3 534 (22.77%) Puppet
4 307 (13.09%) Opscode Chef
5 144 (6.14%) Prometheus
6 109 (4.65%) Grafana
7 88 (3.75%) Packer
8 66 (2.81%) Docker Swarm
9 59 (2.52%) Istio
10 43 (1.83%) Nagios
10 43 (1.83%) vCenter Server
11 42 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
12 39 (1.66%) Kibana
13 38 (1.62%) vRealize
14 34 (1.45%) BladeLogic
14 34 (1.45%) ZABBIX
15 31 (1.32%) Salt
16 26 (1.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 22 (0.94%) HAProxy
17 22 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 341 (14.54%) VMware
2 308 (13.13%) Oracle
3 205 (8.74%) Microsoft
4 187 (7.97%) Red Hat
5 174 (7.42%) Google
6 133 (5.67%) Splunk
7 132 (5.63%) Cisco
8 74 (3.16%) Informatica
9 61 (2.60%) IBM
10 60 (2.56%) Cloudera
11 53 (2.26%) Citrix
11 53 (2.26%) F5
12 49 (2.09%) Atlassian
12 49 (2.09%) WSO2
13 45 (1.92%) Hortonworks
14 43 (1.83%) Dell
15 42 (1.79%) BEA
15 42 (1.79%) Palo Alto
16 40 (1.71%) MuleSoft
16 40 (1.71%) webMethods