Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 66 67 77
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 -17
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2,356 1,191 1,955
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.43% 3.48% 2.97%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.25% 21.11% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,707 865 1,402
10th Percentile £438 £375 £413
25th Percentile £506 £428 £480
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% -
75th Percentile £663 £588 £638
90th Percentile £738 £650 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £523 £550
% change year-on-year +10.05% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
10th Percentile £55.75 £39.30 £41.80
25th Percentile £56.88 £40.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate £68.75 £42.00 £44.51
Median % change year-on-year +63.69% -5.64% -
75th Percentile £81.25 £52.88 -
90th Percentile - £61.75 £47.95
UK median hourly rate £77.50 £40.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +93.75% -10.11% +256.00%

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 11,086 5,643 9,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.16% 16.50% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,113 3,993 6,722
10th Percentile £357 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £576 £598
90th Percentile £725 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 118 240
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.74 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.82 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.89% +34.29% -
75th Percentile £40.00 £49.38 £26.81
90th Percentile £63.35 £61.25 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -21.57% +41.67% +2.86%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +6 1,438 £600 +14.29% 327
South East -32 213 £561 +18.16% 76
North of England -17 186 £528 +5.50% 83
South West -3 114 £538 +16.22% 29
East of England -2 110 £550 +10.00% 46
North West -38 110 £550 +10.00% 47
Midlands -33 102 £530 +23.83% 58
West Midlands -37 81 £540 +26.17% 46
Yorkshire -8 53 £530 +15.59% 25
North East +6 25 £500 - 11
East Midlands -24 18 £528 +42.57% 11
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,568 (66.55%) DevOps
2 1,212 (51.44%) Terraform
3 1,086 (46.10%) Linux
4 1,068 (45.33%) CI/CD
5 1,040 (44.14%) Jenkins
6 975 (41.38%) AWS
7 946 (40.15%) Docker
8 935 (39.69%) Python
8 935 (39.69%) Kubernetes
9 730 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
10 693 (29.41%) Azure
11 590 (25.04%) Git (software)
12 492 (20.88%) Java
13 482 (20.46%) Windows
14 467 (19.82%) Configuration Management
14 467 (19.82%) Puppet
15 453 (19.23%) Bash
16 441 (18.72%) Infrastructure as Code
17 436 (18.51%) Security Cleared
18 401 (17.02%) Finance
19 362 (15.37%) PowerShell
20 356 (15.11%) Social Skills
21 342 (14.52%) GCP
22 334 (14.18%) Microservices
23 316 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
24 310 (13.16%) GitLab
25 309 (13.12%) SC Cleared
26 308 (13.07%) VMware
27 298 (12.65%) Opscode Chef
28 290 (12.31%) 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
1 174 (7.39%) Confluence
2 115 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 108 (4.58%) Apache
4 96 (4.07%) nginx
5 65 (2.76%) IIS
6 58 (2.46%) Tomcat
7 57 (2.42%) Apache Spark
8 56 (2.38%) OpenStack
9 55 (2.33%) JBoss
10 46 (1.95%) WebLogic
11 28 (1.19%) ArcGIS
12 26 (1.10%) SharePoint
13 20 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.68%) Traefik
15 14 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
16 13 (0.55%) Apache Qpid
17 10 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
18 9 (0.38%) Appian
19 8 (0.34%) Documentum
19 8 (0.34%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 19 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.42%) Chatbot
5 7 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.51%) TIBCO iProcess
2 3 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.085%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.085%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.042%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 975 (41.38%) AWS
2 693 (29.41%) Azure
3 342 (14.52%) GCP
4 246 (10.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 218 (9.25%) PaaS
6 215 (9.13%) GitHub
7 153 (6.49%) IaaS
8 130 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
9 128 (5.43%) OpenShift
10 113 (4.80%) Serverless
11 111 (4.71%) Amazon EKS
12 106 (4.50%) Amazon S3
13 97 (4.12%) Amazon ECS
14 86 (3.65%) SaaS
15 65 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
15 65 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 63 (2.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 52 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
18 48 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
19 41 (1.74%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 173 (7.34%) Firewall
2 128 (5.43%) DNS
3 75 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 71 (3.01%) Network Security
5 66 (2.80%) VPN
6 60 (2.55%) Kerberos
7 52 (2.21%) SSL
8 42 (1.78%) HTTP
8 42 (1.78%) WAN
9 39 (1.66%) Internet
10 38 (1.61%) Multicast
10 38 (1.61%) SAN
11 36 (1.53%) BGP
12 24 (1.02%) LAN
12 24 (1.02%) OSPF
13 23 (0.98%) DHCP
13 23 (0.98%) MPLS
14 22 (0.93%) Cisco ISE
15 20 (0.85%) VSAN
16 18 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 103 (4.37%) Big Data
3 98 (4.16%) NoSQL
4 96 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
5 95 (4.03%) MySQL
5 95 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 83 (3.52%) Hadoop
7 73 (3.10%) Amazon RDS
8 70 (2.97%) MongoDB
9 42 (1.78%) Apache Hive
9 42 (1.78%) Redis
10 38 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 35 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (1.15%) Oracle Database
12 27 (1.15%) Power BI
13 26 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 26 (1.10%) MariaDB
14 22 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (0.85%) Couchbase
15 20 (0.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,040 (44.14%) Jenkins
2 590 (25.04%) Git (software)
3 310 (13.16%) GitLab
4 258 (10.95%) JIRA
5 197 (8.36%) Bitbucket
6 191 (8.11%) Artifactory
7 178 (7.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 163 (6.92%) Maven
9 153 (6.49%) SonarQube
10 117 (4.97%) TeamCity
11 104 (4.41%) Selenium
12 87 (3.69%) Subversion
13 77 (3.27%) Cucumber
14 54 (2.29%) CircleCI
15 51 (2.16%) Gradle
16 47 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 40 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
18 37 (1.57%) Robot Framework
19 35 (1.49%) JUnit
20 33 (1.40%) Hudson
General
1 401 (17.02%) Finance
2 356 (15.11%) Social Skills
3 203 (8.62%) Banking
4 192 (8.15%) Public Sector
5 135 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
6 60 (2.55%) Investment Banking
7 51 (2.16%) Retail
8 47 (1.99%) Financial Institution
9 43 (1.83%) Legal
10 38 (1.61%) Front Office
11 34 (1.44%) Telecoms
12 29 (1.23%) Games
13 27 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
14 23 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
14 23 (0.98%) Influencing Skills
15 21 (0.89%) Back Office
16 13 (0.55%) Marketing
17 12 (0.51%) Law
18 6 (0.25%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.21%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 915 (38.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 319 (13.54%) Developer
3 185 (7.85%) AWS Engineer
4 144 (6.11%) AWS DevOps
5 131 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 127 (5.39%) Java Developer
7 126 (5.35%) Architect
8 125 (5.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 110 (4.67%) Platform Engineer
10 108 (4.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 103 (4.37%) Consultant
12 100 (4.24%) Linux Engineer
13 99 (4.20%) Senior DevOps
14 98 (4.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 94 (3.99%) Cloud Engineer
16 72 (3.06%) Azure DevOps
17 68 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 66 (2.80%) Administrator
19 63 (2.67%) Site Reliability Engineer
20 55 (2.33%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (6.49%) Kafka
2 147 (6.24%) JSON
3 134 (5.69%) .NET
4 132 (5.60%) Elastic Stack
5 128 (5.43%) Spring
6 115 (4.88%) REST
7 96 (4.07%) Node.js
8 94 (3.99%) Spring Boot
9 80 (3.40%) React
10 79 (3.35%) YAML
11 71 (3.01%) RESTful
12 67 (2.84%) HTML
13 65 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
14 60 (2.55%) Web Services
15 54 (2.29%) SOAP
16 53 (2.25%) AngularJS
17 52 (2.21%) Middleware
18 47 (1.99%) J2EE
19 45 (1.91%) CSS
20 43 (1.83%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 155 (6.58%) Public Cloud
2 107 (4.54%) Data Centre
3 99 (4.20%) Cloud Native
4 96 (4.07%) Data Protection Act
5 53 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 53 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
7 51 (2.16%) Clustering
8 49 (2.08%) PKI
9 47 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
10 43 (1.83%) Data Structures
10 43 (1.83%) Private Cloud
11 36 (1.53%) Hedge funds
12 30 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 28 (1.19%) Replication
14 25 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 25 (1.06%) User Experience
15 21 (0.89%) Mobile App
16 17 (0.72%) Management Information System
17 16 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,086 (46.10%) Linux
2 482 (20.46%) Windows
3 287 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 219 (9.30%) Unix
5 126 (5.35%) Windows Server
6 100 (4.24%) CentOS
7 69 (2.93%) Ubuntu
8 41 (1.74%) Windows Server 2016
9 35 (1.49%) Debian
10 33 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (1.40%) Windows Server 2019
11 30 (1.27%) Windows 10
12 29 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.59%) Solaris
14 13 (0.55%) VMS
15 12 (0.51%) Mesosphere
15 12 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (0.51%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
17 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,568 (66.55%) DevOps
2 1,068 (45.33%) CI/CD
3 730 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
4 467 (19.82%) Configuration Management
5 441 (18.72%) Infrastructure as Code
6 334 (14.18%) Microservices
7 316 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
8 258 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
9 239 (10.14%) Scrum
10 173 (7.34%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 173 (7.34%) Test Automation
11 172 (7.30%) Migration
12 158 (6.71%) Data Protection
13 157 (6.66%) Software Engineering
14 144 (6.11%) Analytics
15 136 (5.77%) Deployment Automation
16 129 (5.48%) Infrastructure Automation
17 126 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 125 (5.31%) Cybersecurity
19 122 (5.18%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 935 (39.69%) Python
2 492 (20.88%) Java
3 453 (19.23%) Bash
4 362 (15.37%) PowerShell
5 290 (12.31%) SQL
6 178 (7.56%) JavaScript
7 151 (6.41%) Go
8 142 (6.03%) Groovy
9 132 (5.60%) Shell Script
10 124 (5.26%) C#
11 110 (4.67%) Ruby
12 70 (2.97%) Perl
13 63 (2.67%) C++
14 56 (2.38%) Java 8
15 55 (2.33%) PHP
15 55 (2.33%) Scala
16 51 (2.16%) PL/SQL
17 34 (1.44%) TypeScript
18 21 (0.89%) VB
19 20 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 436 (18.51%) Security Cleared
2 309 (13.12%) SC Cleared
3 134 (5.69%) DV Cleared
4 69 (2.93%) Degree
5 52 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (1.32%) CCNP
7 30 (1.27%) AWS Certification
7 30 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 25 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.42%) CCIE
10 10 (0.42%) CCNA
11 7 (0.30%) CISSP
11 7 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.25%) MCSA
12 6 (0.25%) RHCE
13 5 (0.21%) PRNE
13 5 (0.21%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.17%) CRISC
14 4 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.50%) GDPR
2 22 (0.93%) QA
3 19 (0.81%) SLA
4 16 (0.68%) NCSC
5 13 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.34%) GRC
7 6 (0.25%) Accessibility
7 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.25%) NIST
8 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.085%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.085%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.042%) COBIT
11 1 (0.042%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.042%) IFRS
11 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.042%) PMO
System Software
1 946 (40.15%) Docker
2 212 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (7.98%) Active Directory
4 72 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
5 58 (2.46%) VMware NSX
6 50 (2.12%) NFS
7 49 (2.08%) vSphere
8 44 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (1.49%) vCloud
10 19 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 17 (0.72%) HDFS
12 13 (0.55%) KVM
13 12 (0.51%) Ceph
13 12 (0.51%) Hyper-V
14 10 (0.42%) GridGain
14 10 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (0.38%) Postfix
16 8 (0.34%) LXC
17 6 (0.25%) GPFS
18 5 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1,212 (51.44%) Terraform
2 935 (39.69%) Kubernetes
3 467 (19.82%) Puppet
4 298 (12.65%) Opscode Chef
5 237 (10.06%) Prometheus
6 191 (8.11%) Grafana
7 96 (4.07%) Packer
8 84 (3.57%) Docker Swarm
9 74 (3.14%) ITRS Geneos
10 67 (2.84%) Nagios
11 66 (2.80%) ZABBIX
12 63 (2.67%) Kibana
13 61 (2.59%) Istio
14 54 (2.29%) Consul
15 46 (1.95%) BladeLogic
15 46 (1.95%) HAProxy
16 43 (1.83%) Salt
17 41 (1.74%) logstash
18 33 (1.40%) Netcool
19 29 (1.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 308 (13.07%) VMware
2 269 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 232 (9.85%) Red Hat
4 208 (8.83%) Oracle
5 198 (8.40%) Splunk
6 130 (5.52%) Google
7 111 (4.71%) Cisco
8 89 (3.78%) AppDynamics
9 59 (2.50%) Atlassian
10 57 (2.42%) Cloudera
11 52 (2.21%) Hortonworks
12 47 (1.99%) CyberArk
12 47 (1.99%) F5
13 45 (1.91%) TIBCO
14 44 (1.87%) Citrix
14 44 (1.87%) IBM
14 44 (1.87%) Informatica
15 41 (1.74%) SaltStack
16 39 (1.66%) New Relic
17 33 (1.40%) Dell