Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 75 60
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 +14
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,293 1,857 3,539
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.38% 3.01% 3.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.97% 20.81% 26.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,159 1,373 2,632
Median daily rate £505 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.18% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £387 £413 £413
90th Percentile £675 £693 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
Median hourly rate £46.25 £44.51 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.92% -36.42% +86.67%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.51 £70.00
% change year-on-year -10.12% -36.42% +86.67%

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 6,167 8,924 13,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.14% 14.45% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,330 6,215 9,229
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £313
90th Percentile £668 £675 £670
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 241 311
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.96% -0.40% +5.28%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.53 £42.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £24.40 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +39.43% - -

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -2 666 £550 -8.33% 293
South East +36 209 £475 -5.00% 95
North of England +2 138 £500 -4.76% 106
North West +23 103 £500 -4.76% 61
Midlands +38 63 £440 -7.37% 73
West Midlands +31 56 £443 -11.50% 50
South West -7 56 £463 -18.86% 57
East of England +32 52 £513 +2.50% 26
Yorkshire -16 19 £475 -5.94% 35
North East +3 15 £500 +16.96% 10
East Midlands +18 6 £425 +10.39% 22
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 838 (64.81%) DevOps
2 671 (51.89%) Terraform
3 578 (44.70%) Linux
4 561 (43.39%) Python
5 542 (41.92%) AWS
6 496 (38.36%) Jenkins
7 487 (37.66%) Docker
8 486 (37.59%) Kubernetes
9 416 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
10 387 (29.93%) Azure
11 374 (28.92%) Security Cleared
12 339 (26.22%) Java
13 325 (25.14%) Git (software)
14 297 (22.97%) Puppet
15 285 (22.04%) Infrastructure as Code
16 279 (21.58%) SC Cleared
17 263 (20.34%) Configuration Management
18 255 (19.72%) Windows
19 223 (17.25%) Bash Shell
20 211 (16.32%) Opscode Chef
21 193 (14.93%) PowerShell
21 193 (14.93%) Finance
22 177 (13.69%) Microservices
23 168 (12.99%) VMware
24 162 (12.53%) JIRA
24 162 (12.53%) Continuous Integration
24 162 (12.53%) GitLab
25 144 (11.14%) GCP
26 136 (10.52%) Firewall
27 127 (9.82%) SQL

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 93 (7.19%) Apache
2 81 (6.26%) Confluence
3 52 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (2.94%) Apache Spark
5 29 (2.24%) nginx
6 24 (1.86%) OpenStack
7 23 (1.78%) WebLogic
8 19 (1.47%) WebSphere
9 18 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.08%) IIS
11 9 (0.70%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.54%) JBoss
14 6 (0.46%) Jupyter
14 6 (0.46%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.39%) Ethereum
16 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 3 (0.23%) Apache Solr
17 3 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
1 25 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
2 18 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.077%) Simulink
5 1 (0.077%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.15%) Unica
3 1 (0.077%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.077%) Magento
3 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.077%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 542 (41.92%) AWS
2 387 (29.93%) Azure
3 144 (11.14%) GCP
4 126 (9.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 125 (9.67%) GitHub
6 107 (8.28%) Serverless
7 83 (6.42%) PaaS
8 79 (6.11%) Amazon S3
9 77 (5.96%) IaaS
9 77 (5.96%) OpenShift
10 66 (5.10%) Amazon EKS
11 58 (4.49%) AWS Lambda
12 50 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
13 48 (3.71%) Amazon ECS
14 40 (3.09%) SaaS
15 36 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 34 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
17 26 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 24 (1.86%) Route 53
19 23 (1.78%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 136 (10.52%) Firewall
2 56 (4.33%) TCP/IP
3 50 (3.87%) DNS
3 50 (3.87%) WAN
4 46 (3.56%) VLAN
5 41 (3.17%) VPN
6 40 (3.09%) LAN
7 33 (2.55%) Network Security
8 30 (2.32%) DHCP
9 24 (1.86%) SNMP
9 24 (1.86%) VSAN
10 23 (1.78%) BGP
11 22 (1.70%) SMTP
12 19 (1.47%) HTTP
13 17 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (1.31%) IPsec
14 16 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 16 (1.24%) IPv4
14 16 (1.24%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (7.35%) Hadoop
2 71 (5.49%) Big Data
3 70 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (4.80%) Apache Hive
5 58 (4.49%) MySQL
6 57 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 57 (4.41%) SQL Server
7 42 (3.25%) NoSQL
8 35 (2.71%) Impala
9 34 (2.63%) MongoDB
10 30 (2.32%) Pentaho
11 29 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (1.62%) Redis
13 20 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.55%) BigQuery
14 18 (1.39%) HBase
15 15 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 11 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
16 11 (0.85%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 496 (38.36%) Jenkins
2 325 (25.14%) Git (software)
3 162 (12.53%) GitLab
3 162 (12.53%) JIRA
4 78 (6.03%) Bitbucket
5 73 (5.65%) Maven
6 62 (4.80%) Artifactory
7 55 (4.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 48 (3.71%) Sonatype Nexus
9 44 (3.40%) TeamCity
10 40 (3.09%) Selenium
11 36 (2.78%) SonarQube
12 28 (2.17%) JUnit
13 27 (2.09%) Visual Studio Team System
14 24 (1.86%) JMeter
15 22 (1.70%) Gradle
15 22 (1.70%) Vagrant
16 20 (1.55%) CircleCI
16 20 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
17 18 (1.39%) Cucumber
General
1 193 (14.93%) Finance
2 110 (8.51%) Public Sector
3 108 (8.35%) Banking
4 52 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 47 (3.63%) Marketing
6 32 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 29 (2.24%) Electronics
8 27 (2.09%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.08%) Retail
10 13 (1.01%) Front Office
11 9 (0.70%) Billing
12 8 (0.62%) Legal
13 6 (0.46%) Advertising
13 6 (0.46%) Publishing
14 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.31%) Games
15 4 (0.31%) German Language
16 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.15%) International Banking
17 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 462 (35.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 155 (11.99%) Developer
3 149 (11.52%) AWS Engineer
4 129 (9.98%) Architect
5 127 (9.82%) AWS DevOps
6 110 (8.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 91 (7.04%) Cloud Engineer
8 77 (5.96%) Senior DevOps
9 76 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
10 75 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 73 (5.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 61 (4.72%) Java Developer
13 56 (4.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 51 (3.94%) Consultant
15 45 (3.48%) Network Engineer
16 44 (3.40%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 43 (3.33%) Azure DevOps
18 40 (3.09%) Linux Engineer
18 40 (3.09%) Platform Engineer
19 37 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (6.96%) Node.js
2 82 (6.34%) Kafka
3 76 (5.88%) JSON
4 73 (5.65%) Web Services
5 71 (5.49%) Elastic Stack
6 66 (5.10%) REST
7 49 (3.79%) .NET
7 49 (3.79%) Spring
8 47 (3.63%) YAML
9 39 (3.02%) RESTful
10 31 (2.40%) SOAP
11 30 (2.32%) React
12 29 (2.24%) J2EE
13 28 (2.17%) Spring Boot
14 20 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
15 18 (1.39%) ADO
16 17 (1.31%) Middleware
16 17 (1.31%) XML
17 16 (1.24%) 802.1X
17 16 (1.24%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.10%) Data Centre
2 56 (4.33%) Cloud Native
3 51 (3.94%) Public Cloud
4 45 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.47%) Private Cloud
7 27 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.31%) User Experience
11 14 (1.08%) Clustering
12 13 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.85%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.77%) CMDB
14 10 (0.77%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.62%) Equities
16 7 (0.54%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.54%) iPad
16 7 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 578 (44.70%) Linux
2 255 (19.72%) Windows
3 125 (9.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 102 (7.89%) Unix
5 83 (6.42%) Windows Server
6 52 (4.02%) CentOS
7 35 (2.71%) Windows 10
8 31 (2.40%) Windows Server 2016
9 29 (2.24%) Ubuntu
10 22 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
12 17 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (1.24%) Solaris
14 12 (0.93%) VMS
15 10 (0.77%) AIX
16 9 (0.70%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.39%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.39%) Kali Linux
18 4 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
18 4 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (64.81%) DevOps
2 416 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (22.04%) Infrastructure as Code
4 263 (20.34%) Configuration Management
5 177 (13.69%) Microservices
6 162 (12.53%) Continuous Integration
7 124 (9.59%) Test Automation
8 119 (9.20%) Scrum
9 101 (7.81%) Migration
10 98 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 87 (6.73%) Open Source
12 80 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
13 75 (5.80%) Software Engineering
14 74 (5.72%) Infrastructure Automation
15 73 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
16 71 (5.49%) Deployment Automation
16 71 (5.49%) TDD
17 55 (4.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 53 (4.10%) Load Balancing
19 49 (3.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 561 (43.39%) Python
2 339 (26.22%) Java
3 223 (17.25%) Bash Shell
4 193 (14.93%) PowerShell
5 127 (9.82%) SQL
6 100 (7.73%) JavaScript
7 76 (5.88%) Go
7 76 (5.88%) Ruby
8 74 (5.72%) Perl
9 67 (5.18%) Shell Script
10 63 (4.87%) C#
11 37 (2.86%) Groovy
12 35 (2.71%) C
13 29 (2.24%) Scala
14 25 (1.93%) Java 8
15 23 (1.78%) TypeScript
16 22 (1.70%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.55%) C++
18 19 (1.47%) PHP
19 10 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 374 (28.92%) Security Cleared
2 279 (21.58%) SC Cleared
3 77 (5.96%) DV Cleared
4 67 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (3.48%) Degree
6 40 (3.09%) CCNA
6 40 (3.09%) CCNP
7 29 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
9 24 (1.86%) AWS Certification
10 16 (1.24%) RHCE
11 15 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.85%) CCIE
12 11 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (0.77%) CISSP
14 7 (0.54%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.46%) CCA
16 5 (0.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 5 (0.39%) CCSP
16 5 (0.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.31%) QA
2 13 (1.01%) SLA
3 12 (0.93%) GDPR
4 7 (0.54%) NIST
5 6 (0.46%) NCSC
6 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.077%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.077%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.077%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 487 (37.66%) Docker
2 116 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (6.03%) Active Directory
4 52 (4.02%) VMware NSX
5 50 (3.87%) HDFS
6 43 (3.33%) vSphere
7 41 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (1.39%) GlusterFS
9 18 (1.39%) Hyper-V
10 16 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 11 (0.85%) NFS
12 10 (0.77%) GridGain
12 10 (0.77%) KVM
13 6 (0.46%) XenApp
14 5 (0.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.39%) vCloud
14 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 671 (51.89%) Terraform
2 486 (37.59%) Kubernetes
3 297 (22.97%) Puppet
4 211 (16.32%) Opscode Chef
5 95 (7.35%) Prometheus
6 86 (6.65%) Grafana
7 56 (4.33%) Packer
8 40 (3.09%) Consul
9 37 (2.86%) Kibana
10 34 (2.63%) Salt
11 33 (2.55%) Istio
11 33 (2.55%) vCenter Server
12 26 (2.01%) logstash
12 26 (2.01%) Red Hat Satellite
13 25 (1.93%) Rancher
14 21 (1.62%) Fluentd
15 20 (1.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 19 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
16 19 (1.47%) Nagios
17 17 (1.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 168 (12.99%) VMware
2 116 (8.97%) Red Hat
3 114 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 112 (8.66%) Oracle
5 109 (8.43%) Cisco
6 86 (6.65%) Splunk
7 73 (5.65%) Atlassian
7 73 (5.65%) Google
8 49 (3.79%) Cloudera
9 48 (3.71%) F5
10 44 (3.40%) Dell
11 30 (2.32%) Fortinet
11 30 (2.32%) Hortonworks
11 30 (2.32%) SAP
12 29 (2.24%) EMC
13 28 (2.17%) AppDynamics
14 27 (2.09%) CheckPoint
15 26 (2.01%) Informatica
16 24 (1.86%) Juniper
17 22 (1.70%) SaltStack