Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 61 66
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5 +36
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,703 3,405 3,224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.06% 3.86% 3.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.22% 25.67% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,226 2,416 2,460
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £413
90th Percentile £675 £700 £663
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 7
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £32.75
90th Percentile £48.60 £70.00 £61.00
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.57% -6.67% -6.25%

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 8,024 13,264 12,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.41% 15.05% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,325 8,918 8,123
Median daily rate £500 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £280
90th Percentile £675 £669 £632
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £483
% change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 320 262
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.60 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +7.41% -15.52%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.04 £49.55 £47.80
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -14.63%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 2 April 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 -12 856 £575 - 263
North of England +11 288 £525 - 91
South East -1 257 £500 - 81
South West +22 160 £550 +4.27% 33
North West -2 118 £525 -4.55% 47
Yorkshire +32 113 £525 +16.67% 35
Midlands -51 72 £465 -7.00% 58
East of England -25 64 £543 +8.50% 36
North East +6 56 £438 -12.50% 9
West Midlands -30 54 £485 -6.38% 40
East Midlands -26 16 £405 -10.00% 18
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 1,228 (72.11%) DevOps
2 922 (54.14%) Terraform
3 820 (48.15%) AWS
4 784 (46.04%) Docker
5 762 (44.74%) Kubernetes
6 755 (44.33%) Python
7 729 (42.81%) Linux
8 722 (42.40%) Jenkins
9 561 (32.94%) Puppet
10 560 (32.88%) Azure
11 538 (31.59%) Agile Software Development
12 458 (26.89%) Git (software)
13 432 (25.37%) Java
14 416 (24.43%) Opscode Chef
15 352 (20.67%) Configuration Management
16 347 (20.38%) Security Cleared
17 331 (19.44%) Infrastructure as Code
18 289 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
19 263 (15.44%) SC Cleared
19 263 (15.44%) Bash Shell
20 262 (15.38%) Finance
21 259 (15.21%) GCP
22 232 (13.62%) PowerShell
23 226 (13.27%) Windows
24 224 (13.15%) JIRA
25 218 (12.80%) Microservices
26 204 (11.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 191 (11.22%) Open Source
27 191 (11.22%) VMware
28 177 (10.39%) Red Hat

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
1 129 (7.57%) Confluence
2 68 (3.99%) OpenStack
3 62 (3.64%) Apache
4 55 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
5 53 (3.11%) nginx
6 47 (2.76%) Tomcat
7 46 (2.70%) Apache Spark
8 30 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
9 18 (1.06%) JBoss
10 15 (0.88%) IIS
10 15 (0.88%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.82%) SAS
12 10 (0.59%) Mule
13 7 (0.41%) Anypoint
13 7 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.35%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.29%) Drupal
15 5 (0.29%) GemFire
15 5 (0.29%) Jetty
15 5 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.059%) Actimize
4 1 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.059%) Shopify
4 1 (0.059%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 820 (48.15%) AWS
2 560 (32.88%) Azure
3 259 (15.21%) GCP
4 174 (10.22%) OpenShift
5 148 (8.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 147 (8.63%) GitHub
7 130 (7.63%) Amazon EC2
8 118 (6.93%) Serverless
9 114 (6.69%) PaaS
10 111 (6.52%) IaaS
11 91 (5.34%) Amazon S3
12 77 (4.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 72 (4.23%) SaaS
14 63 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
15 57 (3.35%) AWS Lambda
16 55 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
17 45 (2.64%) Amazon EKS
18 40 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 33 (1.94%) Route 53
20 30 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 88 (5.17%) DNS
2 76 (4.46%) Firewall
3 73 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 55 (3.23%) HTTP
5 52 (3.05%) VPN
6 40 (2.35%) DHCP
7 26 (1.53%) Kerberos
7 26 (1.53%) SSL
8 23 (1.35%) BGP
9 20 (1.17%) VXLAN
10 19 (1.12%) SAN
10 19 (1.12%) WAN
11 18 (1.06%) MPLS
12 17 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (0.94%) Junos
13 16 (0.94%) Network Security
14 14 (0.82%) NAS
15 12 (0.70%) DSL
15 12 (0.70%) LAN
16 11 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (6.22%) Big Data
2 82 (4.82%) MySQL
3 73 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
4 67 (3.93%) Amazon RDS
5 66 (3.88%) Hadoop
6 54 (3.17%) MongoDB
7 42 (2.47%) SQL Server
8 40 (2.35%) NoSQL
9 38 (2.23%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 24 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
12 23 (1.35%) Relational Database
13 22 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.17%) Pentaho
14 20 (1.17%) Redis
15 18 (1.06%) Apache Hive
15 18 (1.06%) MariaDB
16 14 (0.82%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.65%) Impala
18 10 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 722 (42.40%) Jenkins
2 458 (26.89%) Git (software)
3 224 (13.15%) JIRA
4 169 (9.92%) GitLab
5 107 (6.28%) Artifactory
6 97 (5.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 90 (5.28%) Bitbucket
8 89 (5.23%) CircleCI
9 88 (5.17%) Maven
10 58 (3.41%) Selenium
11 57 (3.35%) SonarQube
12 55 (3.23%) TeamCity
13 50 (2.94%) Travis CI
14 49 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 46 (2.70%) Subversion
16 36 (2.11%) Cucumber
17 30 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
18 29 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
19 28 (1.64%) Vagrant
20 27 (1.59%) Gradle
General
1 262 (15.38%) Finance
2 124 (7.28%) Public Sector
3 112 (6.58%) Banking
4 29 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.47%) Retail
7 20 (1.17%) Front Office
8 17 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.00%) Marketing
9 14 (0.82%) Electronics
10 13 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.47%) Games
12 7 (0.41%) Law
12 7 (0.41%) Publishing
13 6 (0.35%) Legal
14 4 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.18%) Police
16 2 (0.12%) Automotive
16 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 771 (45.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 236 (13.86%) AWS Engineer
3 199 (11.69%) AWS DevOps
4 181 (10.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 128 (7.52%) Senior DevOps
6 125 (7.34%) Developer
7 120 (7.05%) Architect
8 114 (6.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 105 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
10 79 (4.64%) Consultant
11 76 (4.46%) Azure Engineer
11 76 (4.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 69 (4.05%) Platform Engineer
13 68 (3.99%) Linux Engineer
14 64 (3.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 56 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 53 (3.11%) Automation Engineer
16 53 (3.11%) Python Engineer
17 51 (2.99%) Administrator
18 47 (2.76%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (6.46%) Node.js
2 105 (6.17%) Web Services
3 95 (5.58%) Elastic Stack
4 87 (5.11%) Kafka
5 78 (4.58%) .NET
6 67 (3.93%) Middleware
7 63 (3.70%) REST
8 46 (2.70%) Spring
9 44 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
10 38 (2.23%) YAML
11 33 (1.94%) RESTful
12 30 (1.76%) SOAP
13 27 (1.59%) AngularJS
13 27 (1.59%) React
14 25 (1.47%) JSON
15 23 (1.35%) Spring Boot
16 20 (1.17%) HTML
16 20 (1.17%) LDAP
16 20 (1.17%) OAuth
17 18 (1.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.40%) Data Centre
2 97 (5.70%) Public Cloud
3 71 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 59 (3.46%) Cloud Native
5 45 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
6 41 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (1.82%) Private Cloud
8 27 (1.59%) Clustering
8 27 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.53%) Replication
10 22 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.00%) PKI
13 14 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (0.59%) User Experience
14 10 (0.59%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
16 8 (0.47%) Blog
16 8 (0.47%) Management Information System
17 6 (0.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 729 (42.81%) Linux
2 226 (13.27%) Windows
3 204 (11.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 131 (7.69%) Unix
5 93 (5.46%) Windows Server
6 88 (5.17%) CentOS
7 87 (5.11%) Ubuntu
8 26 (1.53%) Solaris
9 19 (1.12%) CoreOS
10 17 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.94%) VMS
12 14 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
13 12 (0.70%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.65%) Debian
15 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.35%) Android
17 6 (0.35%) SUSE
18 5 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,228 (72.11%) DevOps
2 538 (31.59%) Agile Software Development
3 352 (20.67%) Configuration Management
4 331 (19.44%) Infrastructure as Code
5 289 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
6 218 (12.80%) Microservices
7 191 (11.22%) Open Source
8 177 (10.39%) Test Automation
9 168 (9.86%) Migration
10 158 (9.28%) Scrum
11 131 (7.69%) Infrastructure Automation
12 128 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
13 127 (7.46%) Software Engineering
14 94 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 92 (5.40%) Deployment Automation
15 92 (5.40%) Kanban
16 88 (5.17%) Task Automation
17 86 (5.05%) High Availability
18 82 (4.82%) Mentoring
19 75 (4.40%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 755 (44.33%) Python
2 432 (25.37%) Java
3 263 (15.44%) Bash Shell
4 232 (13.62%) PowerShell
5 160 (9.40%) Ruby
6 131 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 123 (7.22%) SQL
8 117 (6.87%) Perl
9 114 (6.69%) Go
10 91 (5.34%) Shell Script
11 86 (5.05%) C#
12 72 (4.23%) Groovy
13 58 (3.41%) PHP
14 35 (2.06%) C
15 33 (1.94%) Java 8
16 27 (1.59%) C++
17 23 (1.35%) PL/SQL
17 23 (1.35%) Rust
18 22 (1.29%) Scala
18 22 (1.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 347 (20.38%) Security Cleared
2 263 (15.44%) SC Cleared
3 59 (3.46%) DV Cleared
4 54 (3.17%) Degree
5 37 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (1.41%) AWS Certification
8 18 (1.06%) CCNA
9 17 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (0.88%) CCIE
12 14 (0.82%) MCSA
13 11 (0.65%) RHCE
14 10 (0.59%) ISEB
14 10 (0.59%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.53%) CCNP
15 9 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.47%) OCP
16 8 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
17 7 (0.41%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.99%) QA
2 11 (0.65%) SLA
3 10 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (0.35%) NCSC
5 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.29%) NIST
5 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.059%) MiFID
8 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 784 (46.04%) Docker
2 134 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (5.34%) Active Directory
4 45 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (2.23%) VMware NSX
5 38 (2.23%) vSphere
6 30 (1.76%) Hyper-V
7 25 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 15 (0.88%) NFS
9 14 (0.82%) KVM
9 14 (0.82%) LXC
10 7 (0.41%) iptables
10 7 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.41%) XenApp
11 6 (0.35%) Corosync
11 6 (0.35%) Postfix
11 6 (0.35%) Squid
11 6 (0.35%) Xen
12 5 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 922 (54.14%) Terraform
2 762 (44.74%) Kubernetes
3 561 (32.94%) Puppet
4 416 (24.43%) Opscode Chef
5 85 (4.99%) Packer
6 74 (4.35%) Salt
7 61 (3.58%) Grafana
8 58 (3.41%) Prometheus
9 52 (3.05%) Nagios
10 49 (2.88%) Docker Swarm
11 30 (1.76%) Consul
12 29 (1.70%) Istio
13 27 (1.59%) vCenter Server
14 26 (1.53%) Kibana
15 23 (1.35%) logstash
15 23 (1.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 21 (1.23%) HAProxy
17 19 (1.12%) Rancher
17 19 (1.12%) ZABBIX
18 17 (1.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 191 (11.22%) VMware
2 177 (10.39%) Red Hat
3 148 (8.69%) Microsoft
4 147 (8.63%) Google
5 107 (6.28%) Oracle
6 98 (5.75%) Splunk
7 74 (4.35%) Cisco
8 56 (3.29%) Cloudera
9 40 (2.35%) Atlassian
10 34 (2.00%) Hortonworks
11 30 (1.76%) Juniper
12 28 (1.64%) F5
13 27 (1.59%) MuleSoft
14 26 (1.53%) NetApp
15 25 (1.47%) IBM
16 24 (1.41%) SAP
17 21 (1.23%) New Relic
18 19 (1.12%) EMC
19 18 (1.06%) ServiceNow
20 17 (1.00%) Citrix