Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 60 76
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16 +36
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,931 3,687 2,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.95% 4.07% 3.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.46% 27.27% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,371 2,662 2,178
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £413
90th Percentile £700 £681 £663
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 5
England median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £32.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £57.43 £43.25
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +25.77% -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 9,439 13,520 11,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.42% 14.94% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,412 9,118 7,568
England median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £269
90th Percentile £675 £656 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 332 251
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.13% -14.33%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.09 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.74 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -12.50%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Ansible as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ansible in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ansible in England

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor 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 28 January 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 -19 1,008 £600 +4.35% 323
South East -13 286 £525 +3.96% 111
North of England -7 250 £505 -3.81% 114
South West +23 204 £550 +10.00% 53
North West -14 124 £550 - 56
Midlands -39 88 £500 +2.56% 53
East of England -27 87 £513 -2.38% 38
Yorkshire +7 84 £475 +5.56% 45
West Midlands -25 59 £500 - 35
North East -13 42 £430 -18.10% 13
East Midlands -27 28 £445 -1.11% 18
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,428 (73.95%) DevOps
2 997 (51.63%) Terraform
3 950 (49.20%) AWS
4 890 (46.09%) Docker
5 873 (45.21%) Python
6 835 (43.24%) Kubernetes
7 830 (42.98%) Linux
8 826 (42.78%) Jenkins
9 641 (33.20%) Puppet
10 637 (32.99%) Azure
11 611 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
12 505 (26.15%) Java
13 487 (25.22%) Opscode Chef
14 453 (23.46%) Git (software)
15 428 (22.16%) Configuration Management
16 376 (19.47%) Security Cleared
17 348 (18.02%) Infrastructure as Code
18 316 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
19 297 (15.38%) Bash Shell
20 279 (14.45%) Windows
21 278 (14.40%) Finance
22 269 (13.93%) SC Cleared
23 261 (13.52%) Microservices
24 256 (13.26%) PowerShell
25 240 (12.43%) GCP
26 226 (11.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 222 (11.50%) Migration
28 212 (10.98%) JIRA
29 207 (10.72%) OpenShift
30 204 (10.56%) Ruby

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
1 120 (6.21%) Confluence
2 87 (4.51%) OpenStack
3 86 (4.45%) Apache
4 74 (3.83%) nginx
5 73 (3.78%) Apache Spark
6 60 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
7 59 (3.06%) Tomcat
8 38 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
9 31 (1.61%) JBoss
10 26 (1.35%) IIS
11 19 (0.98%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.73%) SAS
13 13 (0.67%) Jetty
13 13 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
14 10 (0.52%) Mattermost
15 9 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.41%) SharePoint
17 6 (0.31%) Anypoint
17 6 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.10%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.052%) Magento
5 1 (0.052%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 950 (49.20%) AWS
2 637 (32.99%) Azure
3 240 (12.43%) GCP
4 207 (10.72%) OpenShift
5 203 (10.51%) GitHub
6 186 (9.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 149 (7.72%) IaaS
7 149 (7.72%) PaaS
8 135 (6.99%) Amazon EC2
9 107 (5.54%) Serverless
10 93 (4.82%) Amazon S3
11 91 (4.71%) SaaS
12 83 (4.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 65 (3.37%) AWS Lambda
14 63 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
15 50 (2.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 47 (2.43%) Amazon ECS
17 45 (2.33%) Amazon EKS
18 40 (2.07%) Route 53
19 38 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 114 (5.90%) DNS
2 91 (4.71%) Firewall
3 63 (3.26%) VPN
4 61 (3.16%) TCP/IP
5 46 (2.38%) HTTP
6 43 (2.23%) DHCP
7 41 (2.12%) SSL
8 38 (1.97%) Kerberos
9 28 (1.45%) Network Security
10 20 (1.04%) NAS
10 20 (1.04%) WAN
11 16 (0.83%) Internet
12 15 (0.78%) BGP
12 15 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (0.78%) SAN
13 14 (0.73%) SSH
13 14 (0.73%) Wireless
14 12 (0.62%) DSL
14 12 (0.62%) VXLAN
15 11 (0.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (6.99%) Big Data
2 110 (5.70%) MySQL
3 108 (5.59%) Hadoop
4 103 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
5 80 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
6 77 (3.99%) MongoDB
7 74 (3.83%) SQL Server
8 62 (3.21%) NoSQL
9 37 (1.92%) Relational Database
10 33 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 32 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.24%) Apache Hive
13 22 (1.14%) Pentaho
14 21 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
14 21 (1.09%) Oracle Database
15 20 (1.04%) RDBMS
16 19 (0.98%) Redis
17 18 (0.93%) Impala
18 15 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 15 (0.78%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 826 (42.78%) Jenkins
2 453 (23.46%) Git (software)
3 212 (10.98%) JIRA
4 166 (8.60%) GitLab
5 97 (5.02%) Artifactory
6 89 (4.61%) Bitbucket
7 86 (4.45%) Maven
8 83 (4.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 77 (3.99%) TeamCity
10 71 (3.68%) SonarQube
11 67 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 63 (3.26%) Selenium
13 57 (2.95%) CircleCI
14 54 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
15 49 (2.54%) Cucumber
16 48 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
17 43 (2.23%) Travis CI
18 42 (2.18%) Subversion
18 42 (2.18%) Vagrant
19 38 (1.97%) Gradle
General
1 278 (14.40%) Finance
2 129 (6.68%) Banking
3 120 (6.21%) Public Sector
4 36 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.45%) Retail
6 23 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 19 (0.98%) Marketing
8 18 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.73%) Electronics
10 14 (0.73%) Publishing
11 10 (0.52%) Law
12 9 (0.47%) Games
13 7 (0.36%) Front Office
14 5 (0.26%) Automotive
14 5 (0.26%) Legal
15 4 (0.21%) Billing
15 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.10%) German Language
16 2 (0.10%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 909 (47.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 269 (13.93%) AWS Engineer
3 231 (11.96%) AWS DevOps
4 208 (10.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 157 (8.13%) Developer
6 151 (7.82%) Senior DevOps
7 138 (7.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 137 (7.09%) Architect
9 132 (6.84%) Cloud Engineer
10 115 (5.96%) Azure Engineer
11 100 (5.18%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 90 (4.66%) Consultant
13 88 (4.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 75 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
15 68 (3.52%) Platform Engineer
16 65 (3.37%) Administrator
17 60 (3.11%) Automation Engineer
18 54 (2.80%) Network Engineer
19 53 (2.74%) Java Developer
20 52 (2.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (6.99%) Node.js
2 133 (6.89%) Web Services
3 116 (6.01%) .NET
4 105 (5.44%) Elastic Stack
5 103 (5.33%) Kafka
6 70 (3.63%) REST
7 60 (3.11%) RabbitMQ
8 57 (2.95%) Spring
9 47 (2.43%) Middleware
10 39 (2.02%) YAML
11 34 (1.76%) AngularJS
12 30 (1.55%) React
13 29 (1.50%) RESTful
13 29 (1.50%) Spring Boot
14 28 (1.45%) SOAP
15 27 (1.40%) Hibernate
15 27 (1.40%) JSON
16 22 (1.14%) .NET Core
16 22 (1.14%) Django
17 21 (1.09%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.35%) Public Cloud
2 116 (6.01%) Data Centre
3 93 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 60 (3.11%) Cloud Native
5 56 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
7 47 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (1.97%) Private Cloud
9 35 (1.81%) Replication
9 35 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
10 31 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
11 25 (1.29%) PKI
12 23 (1.19%) Clustering
13 17 (0.88%) Virtual Team
14 15 (0.78%) Blog
15 11 (0.57%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
16 9 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
16 9 (0.47%) User Experience
17 8 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 830 (42.98%) Linux
2 279 (14.45%) Windows
3 226 (11.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 151 (7.82%) Unix
5 116 (6.01%) Ubuntu
6 108 (5.59%) CentOS
7 102 (5.28%) Windows Server
8 22 (1.14%) VMS
9 21 (1.09%) Debian
10 20 (1.04%) CoreOS
11 19 (0.98%) Solaris
12 16 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 14 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.57%) SUSE
14 11 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.31%) Android
16 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,428 (73.95%) DevOps
2 611 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
3 428 (22.16%) Configuration Management
4 348 (18.02%) Infrastructure as Code
5 316 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
6 261 (13.52%) Microservices
7 222 (11.50%) Migration
8 203 (10.51%) Open Source
9 185 (9.58%) Test Automation
10 165 (8.54%) Scrum
11 150 (7.77%) Software Engineering
12 119 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
13 110 (5.70%) TDD
14 107 (5.54%) Problem-Solving
15 96 (4.97%) Infrastructure Automation
16 93 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 91 (4.71%) Kanban
18 81 (4.19%) Deployment Automation
19 79 (4.09%) High Availability
20 78 (4.04%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 873 (45.21%) Python
2 505 (26.15%) Java
3 297 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 256 (13.26%) PowerShell
5 204 (10.56%) Ruby
6 154 (7.98%) SQL
7 147 (7.61%) Go
8 139 (7.20%) JavaScript
9 122 (6.32%) Perl
10 120 (6.21%) C#
11 102 (5.28%) Shell Script
12 66 (3.42%) Groovy
13 61 (3.16%) PHP
14 42 (2.18%) C
14 42 (2.18%) C++
15 41 (2.12%) Scala
16 28 (1.45%) Java 8
17 22 (1.14%) TypeScript
18 20 (1.04%) Rust
19 12 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 376 (19.47%) Security Cleared
2 269 (13.93%) SC Cleared
3 72 (3.73%) DV Cleared
4 71 (3.68%) Degree
5 38 (1.97%) AWS Certification
5 38 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (1.04%) MCSA
9 18 (0.93%) RHCE
10 17 (0.88%) CCNA
11 16 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (0.83%) CCIE
12 15 (0.78%) CCNP
13 11 (0.57%) DBS Check
14 10 (0.52%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.31%) CCA
15 6 (0.31%) LPIC
16 4 (0.21%) CISSP
16 4 (0.21%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.37%) QA
2 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.47%) NCSC
4 8 (0.41%) NIST
5 7 (0.36%) SLA
6 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.16%) HL7
7 3 (0.16%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.052%) GDPR
9 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.052%) PMO
9 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 890 (46.09%) Docker
2 118 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (5.23%) Active Directory
4 54 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.07%) vSphere
6 25 (1.29%) VMware NSX
7 22 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (1.04%) LXC
8 20 (1.04%) NFS
9 14 (0.73%) VirtualBox
10 13 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.67%) Gluster
10 13 (0.67%) KVM
11 11 (0.57%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.36%) Corosync
12 7 (0.36%) Postfix
12 7 (0.36%) Xen
13 6 (0.31%) iptables
14 5 (0.26%) DRBD
Systems Management
1 997 (51.63%) Terraform
2 835 (43.24%) Kubernetes
3 641 (33.20%) Puppet
4 487 (25.22%) Opscode Chef
5 107 (5.54%) Packer
6 81 (4.19%) Salt
7 70 (3.63%) Grafana
8 69 (3.57%) Prometheus
9 64 (3.31%) Nagios
10 54 (2.80%) Docker Swarm
11 49 (2.54%) Consul
12 35 (1.81%) Kibana
13 31 (1.61%) HAProxy
14 28 (1.45%) logstash
15 22 (1.14%) Rancher
16 19 (0.98%) SCCM
16 19 (0.98%) vCenter Server
17 18 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 18 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 17 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 195 (10.10%) Red Hat
2 188 (9.74%) VMware
3 160 (8.29%) Microsoft
4 138 (7.15%) Google
5 121 (6.27%) Splunk
6 88 (4.56%) Cisco
7 84 (4.35%) Oracle
8 65 (3.37%) Cloudera
9 61 (3.16%) Atlassian
10 44 (2.28%) F5
11 40 (2.07%) Hortonworks
12 30 (1.55%) New Relic
13 29 (1.50%) Juniper
13 29 (1.50%) SaltStack
14 28 (1.45%) MuleSoft
14 28 (1.45%) NetApp
15 25 (1.29%) IBM
16 23 (1.19%) SAP
17 22 (1.14%) AppDynamics
17 22 (1.14%) ServiceNow