Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 71 62
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +9
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,990 1,113 3,082
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.52% 3.33% 3.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.19% 21.69% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,393 826 2,148
10th Percentile £413 £399 £413
25th Percentile £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £534 £550
Median % change year-on-year +3.04% -2.95% +4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £622 £638
90th Percentile £713 £688 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £527 £550
% change year-on-year +4.46% -4.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 6
Median hourly rate £46.75 £38.55 £70.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.29% -44.94% -3.45%
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £39.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +20.25% -12.22% -37.93%

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 8,966 5,132 12,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.84% 15.37% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,335 3,629 8,736
10th Percentile £350 £306 £300
25th Percentile £431 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 97 267
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.26 £14.50 £13.81
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.39 £18.80
Median % change year-on-year +13.46% +3.14% -1.05%
75th Percentile £47.34 £35.00 £26.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.50% +5.26%

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 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 1,217 £575 +4.55% 327
South East +3 206 £500 -0.99% 71
North of England -48 152 £500 -4.76% 103
Midlands +27 104 £475 +11.76% 64
South West +10 102 £515 -12.43% 48
North West -7 97 £500 -4.76% 60
West Midlands +14 87 £490 +12.19% 52
East of England -8 56 £540 +8.00% 35
Yorkshire -51 43 £513 +1.49% 35
East Midlands -4 17 £406 +53.88% 12
North East -23 12 £480 -36.00% 8
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1,278 (64.22%) DevOps
2 1,028 (51.66%) Terraform
3 863 (43.37%) Python
4 841 (42.26%) Linux
5 805 (40.45%) AWS
6 755 (37.94%) Jenkins
7 716 (35.98%) Docker
8 669 (33.62%) Azure
9 666 (33.47%) Kubernetes
10 631 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
11 521 (26.18%) Java
12 473 (23.77%) Puppet
13 461 (23.17%) Git (software)
14 374 (18.79%) Infrastructure as Code
15 369 (18.54%) Finance
16 356 (17.89%) Security Cleared
17 343 (17.24%) Configuration Management
18 336 (16.88%) Bash Shell
19 328 (16.48%) Windows
20 326 (16.38%) GCP
21 314 (15.78%) Microservices
22 308 (15.48%) Social Skills
23 298 (14.97%) Opscode Chef
24 287 (14.42%) VMware
25 279 (14.02%) PowerShell
26 269 (13.52%) SQL
27 262 (13.17%) Oracle
28 256 (12.86%) SC Cleared
29 248 (12.46%) JIRA
30 238 (11.96%) Continuous Integration

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
1 162 (8.14%) Confluence
2 99 (4.97%) Apache
3 62 (3.12%) WebLogic
4 57 (2.86%) nginx
5 56 (2.81%) Apache Spark
6 53 (2.66%) Tomcat
7 49 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (1.61%) WebSphere
9 27 (1.36%) OpenStack
10 22 (1.11%) IIS
11 18 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
12 16 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
12 16 (0.80%) SAS
13 15 (0.75%) JBoss
13 15 (0.75%) SharePoint
13 15 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (0.70%) Mule
15 6 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
15 6 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.45%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.050%) Simulink
8 1 (0.050%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) assyst
2 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.25%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.050%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 805 (40.45%) AWS
2 669 (33.62%) Azure
3 326 (16.38%) GCP
4 219 (11.01%) GitHub
5 180 (9.05%) PaaS
6 159 (7.99%) IaaS
7 150 (7.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 124 (6.23%) OpenShift
9 114 (5.73%) Serverless
10 80 (4.02%) Amazon EKS
10 80 (4.02%) SaaS
11 72 (3.62%) AWS Lambda
12 67 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
13 63 (3.17%) Amazon ECS
14 61 (3.07%) Amazon S3
15 39 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 37 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
16 37 (1.86%) npm
17 33 (1.66%) Amazon ELB
18 30 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 136 (6.83%) Firewall
2 108 (5.43%) DNS
3 63 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 47 (2.36%) LAN
4 47 (2.36%) VPN
5 44 (2.21%) WAN
6 42 (2.11%) Network Security
7 37 (1.86%) SAN
8 35 (1.76%) HTTP
9 34 (1.71%) SSL
10 31 (1.56%) Multicast
11 30 (1.51%) DHCP
12 28 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (1.36%) Kerberos
13 27 (1.36%) VLAN
14 26 (1.31%) Internet
15 24 (1.21%) IPv4
16 23 (1.16%) SNMP
17 22 (1.11%) iSCSI
17 22 (1.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (5.48%) Big Data
2 101 (5.08%) Hadoop
3 99 (4.97%) SQL Server
4 85 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
5 80 (4.02%) MySQL
6 66 (3.32%) NoSQL
7 60 (3.02%) Relational Database
8 54 (2.71%) MongoDB
9 43 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
10 37 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 35 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
12 33 (1.66%) BigQuery
13 32 (1.61%) Apache Ignite
14 31 (1.56%) Apache Hive
15 27 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (1.31%) Redis
17 23 (1.16%) Pentaho
17 23 (1.16%) Power BI
18 22 (1.11%) Tableau
19 20 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 755 (37.94%) Jenkins
2 461 (23.17%) Git (software)
3 248 (12.46%) JIRA
4 162 (8.14%) Maven
5 151 (7.59%) GitLab
6 117 (5.88%) Bitbucket
7 92 (4.62%) Sonatype Nexus
8 76 (3.82%) TeamCity
9 74 (3.72%) Artifactory
10 67 (3.37%) CircleCI
11 59 (2.96%) Gradle
12 42 (2.11%) Subversion
13 41 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 41 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
14 37 (1.86%) Travis CI
15 35 (1.76%) SonarQube
16 32 (1.61%) gulp
17 28 (1.41%) JUnit
18 24 (1.21%) Cucumber
18 24 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 369 (18.54%) Finance
2 308 (15.48%) Social Skills
3 194 (9.75%) Banking
4 165 (8.29%) Public Sector
5 68 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (3.37%) Telecoms
7 42 (2.11%) Retail
8 34 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.66%) Marketing
10 32 (1.61%) Electronics
11 30 (1.51%) Manufacturing
12 27 (1.36%) Front Office
13 20 (1.01%) Games
13 20 (1.01%) Presentation Skills
14 17 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
15 16 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
17 11 (0.55%) Legal
17 11 (0.55%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 722 (36.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 260 (13.07%) Developer
3 176 (8.84%) AWS Engineer
4 159 (7.99%) Azure Engineer
5 152 (7.64%) Architect
6 151 (7.59%) AWS DevOps
7 141 (7.09%) Cloud Engineer
8 134 (6.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 119 (5.98%) Java Developer
10 118 (5.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 105 (5.28%) Senior DevOps
12 102 (5.13%) Consultant
13 99 (4.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 92 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 77 (3.87%) Linux Engineer
16 72 (3.62%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 72 (3.62%) Platform Engineer
17 69 (3.47%) Azure DevOps
18 60 (3.02%) Administrator
19 50 (2.51%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (6.53%) JSON
2 125 (6.28%) .NET
3 122 (6.13%) Web Services
4 114 (5.73%) Spring
5 101 (5.08%) React
6 99 (4.97%) Node.js
7 86 (4.32%) YAML
8 85 (4.27%) Kafka
9 82 (4.12%) Spring Boot
10 63 (3.17%) Elastic Stack
11 61 (3.07%) AngularJS
11 61 (3.07%) RabbitMQ
12 58 (2.91%) RESTful
13 55 (2.76%) REST
14 52 (2.61%) J2EE
15 37 (1.86%) Django
16 35 (1.76%) HTML
16 35 (1.76%) LDAP
16 35 (1.76%) XML
17 33 (1.66%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 130 (6.53%) Public Cloud
2 108 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 90 (4.52%) Cloud Native
4 67 (3.37%) Data Protection Act
5 51 (2.56%) Clustering
6 47 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 31 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
10 24 (1.21%) Legacy Applications
11 23 (1.16%) User Experience
12 22 (1.11%) PKI
13 20 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (0.90%) iPad
14 18 (0.90%) Private Cloud
15 16 (0.80%) Replication
16 14 (0.70%) Algorithms
16 14 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
17 12 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 841 (42.26%) Linux
2 328 (16.48%) Windows
3 218 (10.95%) Unix
4 179 (8.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (4.82%) Windows Server
6 68 (3.42%) CentOS
7 43 (2.16%) Solaris
8 31 (1.56%) Ubuntu
9 26 (1.31%) Windows Server 2016
10 25 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (1.21%) VMS
12 22 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (1.06%) Windows Server 2019
14 16 (0.80%) AIX
15 12 (0.60%) CoreOS
16 10 (0.50%) Windows 10
17 8 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
19 4 (0.20%) Debian
19 4 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,278 (64.22%) DevOps
2 631 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 374 (18.79%) Infrastructure as Code
4 343 (17.24%) Configuration Management
5 314 (15.78%) Microservices
6 238 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
7 203 (10.20%) Test Automation
8 174 (8.74%) Scrum
9 165 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 165 (8.29%) Open Source
10 154 (7.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 141 (7.09%) Migration
12 129 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
13 128 (6.43%) Software Engineering
14 124 (6.23%) Infrastructure Automation
15 120 (6.03%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 112 (5.63%) Change Management
17 111 (5.58%) Deployment Automation
18 107 (5.38%) SDLC
19 104 (5.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 863 (43.37%) Python
2 521 (26.18%) Java
3 336 (16.88%) Bash Shell
4 279 (14.02%) PowerShell
5 269 (13.52%) SQL
6 177 (8.89%) JavaScript
7 127 (6.38%) C#
7 127 (6.38%) Shell Script
8 90 (4.52%) Ruby
9 89 (4.47%) Go
10 88 (4.42%) Groovy
11 87 (4.37%) Perl
12 79 (3.97%) Java 8
13 59 (2.96%) PL/SQL
14 49 (2.46%) C++
15 46 (2.31%) C
16 42 (2.11%) TypeScript
17 37 (1.86%) PHP
18 31 (1.56%) Scala
19 25 (1.26%) ES6
Qualifications
1 356 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 256 (12.86%) SC Cleared
3 78 (3.92%) DV Cleared
4 61 (3.07%) Degree
5 45 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (1.61%) CCNP
7 30 (1.51%) AWS Certification
8 25 (1.26%) CCNA
9 20 (1.01%) RHCE
10 17 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.65%) CCIE
14 12 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.40%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.40%) RHCA
16 7 (0.35%) CISSP
17 6 (0.30%) GIAC
18 5 (0.25%) RHCSA
19 4 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.66%) QA
2 26 (1.31%) GDPR
3 20 (1.01%) SLA
4 13 (0.65%) GRC
5 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.15%) NIST
7 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.10%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.10%) COBIT
8 2 (0.10%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.050%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.050%) NCSC
System Software
1 716 (35.98%) Docker
2 192 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (6.48%) Active Directory
4 56 (2.81%) vSphere
5 54 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
6 46 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (2.01%) VMware NSX
8 32 (1.61%) GridGain
9 29 (1.46%) HDFS
10 28 (1.41%) Hyper-V
11 27 (1.36%) NFS
12 19 (0.95%) KVM
13 14 (0.70%) XenApp
14 13 (0.65%) Varnish
14 13 (0.65%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.55%) iptables
15 11 (0.55%) SRDF
15 11 (0.55%) vCloud
15 11 (0.55%) Xen
16 9 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,028 (51.66%) Terraform
2 666 (33.47%) Kubernetes
3 473 (23.77%) Puppet
4 298 (14.97%) Opscode Chef
5 86 (4.32%) Prometheus
6 69 (3.47%) Grafana
7 68 (3.42%) Packer
8 41 (2.06%) Istio
9 40 (2.01%) vRealize
10 39 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
11 36 (1.81%) Red Hat Satellite
12 35 (1.76%) vCenter Server
13 33 (1.66%) Salt
14 30 (1.51%) Nagios
14 30 (1.51%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 29 (1.46%) Kibana
16 20 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
17 19 (0.95%) Rancher
18 14 (0.70%) BladeLogic
19 13 (0.65%) logstash
Vendors
1 287 (14.42%) VMware
2 262 (13.17%) Oracle
3 190 (9.55%) Microsoft
4 182 (9.15%) Red Hat
5 178 (8.94%) Google
6 131 (6.58%) Cisco
7 86 (4.32%) Splunk
8 65 (3.27%) IBM
9 57 (2.86%) Informatica
10 53 (2.66%) Cloudera
10 53 (2.66%) F5
11 43 (2.16%) Palo Alto
11 43 (2.16%) SAP
12 41 (2.06%) SaltStack
13 40 (2.01%) Citrix
14 36 (1.81%) BEA
14 36 (1.81%) Dell
15 35 (1.76%) MuleSoft
16 34 (1.71%) HP
17 33 (1.66%) CheckPoint