Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 74 63
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11 +8
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,556 1,405 3,110
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.43% 3.11% 3.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.52% 20.97% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,104 1,032 2,156
10th Percentile £400 £400 £413
25th Percentile £456 £463 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £626 £625 £650
90th Percentile £700 £681 £700
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.01 £70.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.77% -39.99% +14.29%
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £44.51 £65.00
% change year-on-year -5.64% -31.52% +6.12%

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 7,230 6,701 12,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.93% 14.82% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,165 4,684 8,529
10th Percentile £342 £279 £313
25th Percentile £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £680 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 164 283
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.44 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.60 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +29.03% +0.54% +5.71%
75th Percentile £52.25 £25.29 £32.13
90th Percentile £61.94 £47.18 £49.43
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £19.27 £18.50
% change year-on-year +81.68% +4.14% +5.71%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +2 891 £550 -4.35% 280
South East +8 203 £475 -5.00% 84
North of England -18 125 £500 -4.76% 113
North West +10 94 £500 -4.76% 64
South West +14 84 £500 -13.04% 42
Midlands +26 73 £444 -1.44% 53
West Midlands +15 56 £450 - 38
East of England +30 53 £525 +5.00% 26
Yorkshire -32 20 £541 +8.25% 38
East Midlands +22 16 £413 -7.30% 15
North East -7 11 £490 -17.47% 11
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 1,011 (64.97%) DevOps
2 802 (51.54%) Terraform
3 692 (44.47%) Linux
4 659 (42.35%) AWS
5 639 (41.07%) Python
6 560 (35.99%) Docker
7 552 (35.48%) Jenkins
8 527 (33.87%) Azure
9 523 (33.61%) Kubernetes
10 470 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
11 392 (25.19%) Java
12 377 (24.23%) Git (software)
13 371 (23.84%) Puppet
14 367 (23.59%) Security Cleared
15 285 (18.32%) Infrastructure as Code
16 283 (18.19%) Windows
17 279 (17.93%) Configuration Management
18 267 (17.16%) SC Cleared
19 258 (16.58%) Finance
20 257 (16.52%) Opscode Chef
21 239 (15.36%) Social Skills
22 227 (14.59%) PowerShell
23 225 (14.46%) GCP
24 221 (14.20%) Bash Shell
25 211 (13.56%) VMware
26 210 (13.50%) Microservices
27 182 (11.70%) JIRA
28 175 (11.25%) Red Hat
29 173 (11.12%) SQL
30 171 (10.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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
1 104 (6.68%) Confluence
2 103 (6.62%) Apache
3 55 (3.53%) Apache Spark
4 53 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
5 50 (3.21%) nginx
6 30 (1.93%) OpenStack
7 23 (1.48%) WebLogic
7 23 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.03%) IIS
10 14 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
11 11 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (0.64%) SharePoint
13 9 (0.58%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.58%) JBoss
14 8 (0.51%) SAS
15 7 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.39%) CMS
17 4 (0.26%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.58%) Chatbot
5 9 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.064%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.064%) Simulink
6 1 (0.064%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.19%) assyst
2 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.064%) Magento
4 1 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.064%) Primavera
4 1 (0.064%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 659 (42.35%) AWS
2 527 (33.87%) Azure
3 225 (14.46%) GCP
4 149 (9.58%) GitHub
5 143 (9.19%) PaaS
6 140 (9.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 125 (8.03%) IaaS
8 118 (7.58%) OpenShift
9 108 (6.94%) Serverless
10 70 (4.50%) Amazon EKS
11 65 (4.18%) SaaS
12 59 (3.79%) Amazon S3
13 55 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
14 49 (3.15%) Amazon ECS
15 45 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
16 33 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
17 31 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
18 30 (1.93%) AWS CodePipeline
19 29 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 29 (1.86%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 127 (8.16%) Firewall
2 75 (4.82%) DNS
3 63 (4.05%) TCP/IP
4 49 (3.15%) WAN
5 43 (2.76%) VPN
6 39 (2.51%) LAN
7 34 (2.19%) VLAN
8 33 (2.12%) Network Security
9 29 (1.86%) DHCP
10 24 (1.54%) IPv4
10 24 (1.54%) Wireshark
11 23 (1.48%) iSCSI
12 22 (1.41%) SAN
13 21 (1.35%) Multicast
14 19 (1.22%) HTTP
14 19 (1.22%) OSPF
14 19 (1.22%) SMTP
15 18 (1.16%) Internet
16 17 (1.09%) BGP
16 17 (1.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (6.49%) Hadoop
2 82 (5.27%) Big Data
3 68 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
4 66 (4.24%) MySQL
5 63 (4.05%) SQL Server
6 60 (3.86%) NoSQL
7 50 (3.21%) Relational Database
8 47 (3.02%) MongoDB
9 45 (2.89%) Apache Hive
10 37 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
11 30 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
12 28 (1.80%) BigQuery
13 26 (1.67%) Apache Ignite
14 24 (1.54%) Impala
14 24 (1.54%) Pentaho
15 22 (1.41%) Data Lake
16 20 (1.29%) Redis
16 20 (1.29%) Tableau
17 19 (1.22%) HBase
18 18 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 552 (35.48%) Jenkins
2 377 (24.23%) Git (software)
3 182 (11.70%) JIRA
4 149 (9.58%) GitLab
5 91 (5.85%) Bitbucket
6 83 (5.33%) Maven
7 50 (3.21%) Artifactory
8 46 (2.96%) TeamCity
9 42 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 42 (2.70%) CircleCI
9 42 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
10 41 (2.63%) Gradle
10 41 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 40 (2.57%) SonarQube
12 28 (1.80%) JUnit
13 24 (1.54%) Selenium
13 24 (1.54%) Subversion
13 24 (1.54%) Travis CI
14 22 (1.41%) gulp
15 19 (1.22%) Vagrant
General
1 258 (16.58%) Finance
2 239 (15.36%) Social Skills
3 137 (8.80%) Banking
4 124 (7.97%) Public Sector
5 64 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 51 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 44 (2.83%) Marketing
8 34 (2.19%) Electronics
8 34 (2.19%) Manufacturing
9 32 (2.06%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.61%) Retail
11 21 (1.35%) Front Office
12 17 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
13 12 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
14 8 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.32%) Billing
16 4 (0.26%) Advertising
16 4 (0.26%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 569 (36.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 197 (12.66%) Developer
3 181 (11.63%) AWS Engineer
4 152 (9.77%) AWS DevOps
5 134 (8.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 128 (8.23%) Architect
7 122 (7.84%) Azure Engineer
8 120 (7.71%) Cloud Engineer
9 88 (5.66%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 84 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 81 (5.21%) Senior DevOps
12 80 (5.14%) Consultant
12 80 (5.14%) Java Developer
13 78 (5.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 63 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
15 62 (3.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 61 (3.92%) Azure DevOps
17 48 (3.08%) Administrator
18 46 (2.96%) Network Engineer
19 39 (2.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (7.01%) JSON
2 92 (5.91%) Web Services
3 90 (5.78%) Node.js
4 83 (5.33%) .NET
5 79 (5.08%) Kafka
5 79 (5.08%) YAML
6 55 (3.53%) REST
6 55 (3.53%) Spring
7 52 (3.34%) Elastic Stack
8 42 (2.70%) React
9 38 (2.44%) RESTful
10 37 (2.38%) XML
11 32 (2.06%) ADO
11 32 (2.06%) AngularJS
12 29 (1.86%) Spring Boot
13 27 (1.74%) J2EE
13 27 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
14 22 (1.41%) Apache NiFi
15 20 (1.29%) Django
16 19 (1.22%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.81%) Public Cloud
2 73 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 63 (4.05%) Cloud Native
4 42 (2.70%) Clustering
5 36 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
6 29 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 27 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 27 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 23 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.03%) CMDB
12 14 (0.90%) User Experience
13 12 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (0.77%) Replication
14 11 (0.71%) iPad
14 11 (0.71%) PKI
15 10 (0.64%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.64%) Equities
16 9 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 692 (44.47%) Linux
2 283 (18.19%) Windows
3 171 (10.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 149 (9.58%) Unix
5 91 (5.85%) Windows Server
6 72 (4.63%) CentOS
7 31 (1.99%) Solaris
8 29 (1.86%) Ubuntu
9 27 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.74%) Windows Server 2016
10 25 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
12 21 (1.35%) VMS
13 17 (1.09%) Windows 10
14 14 (0.90%) AIX
15 10 (0.64%) CoreOS
16 9 (0.58%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.32%) Debian
19 3 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,011 (64.97%) DevOps
2 470 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (18.32%) Infrastructure as Code
4 279 (17.93%) Configuration Management
5 210 (13.50%) Microservices
6 165 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
7 144 (9.25%) Test Automation
8 139 (8.93%) Scrum
9 138 (8.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 124 (7.97%) Open Source
11 110 (7.07%) Migration
12 102 (6.56%) Infrastructure Automation
13 101 (6.49%) Software Engineering
14 97 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
15 96 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
16 92 (5.91%) Deployment Automation
17 87 (5.59%) Change Management
18 80 (5.14%) ITIL
19 75 (4.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
20 71 (4.56%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 639 (41.07%) Python
2 392 (25.19%) Java
3 227 (14.59%) PowerShell
4 221 (14.20%) Bash Shell
5 173 (11.12%) SQL
6 108 (6.94%) JavaScript
7 85 (5.46%) Ruby
8 83 (5.33%) C#
9 78 (5.01%) Go
10 75 (4.82%) Shell Script
11 69 (4.43%) Perl
12 48 (3.08%) Groovy
13 40 (2.57%) C
14 32 (2.06%) C++
15 31 (1.99%) Scala
16 27 (1.74%) TypeScript
17 25 (1.61%) Java 8
17 25 (1.61%) PL/SQL
18 18 (1.16%) PHP
19 12 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 367 (23.59%) Security Cleared
2 267 (17.16%) SC Cleared
3 81 (5.21%) DV Cleared
4 60 (3.86%) Degree
5 53 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (2.12%) CCNP
7 30 (1.93%) CCNA
8 29 (1.86%) AWS Certification
8 29 (1.86%) RHCE
9 24 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.64%) CCIE
13 8 (0.51%) RHCA
14 7 (0.45%) CISSP
14 7 (0.45%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.39%) RHCSA
16 5 (0.32%) GIAC
17 4 (0.26%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.29%) QA
2 18 (1.16%) SLA
3 12 (0.77%) GDPR
4 4 (0.26%) GRC
4 4 (0.26%) NIST
5 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.13%) COBIT
6 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.13%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.13%) PMO
7 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.064%) NCSC
7 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 560 (35.99%) Docker
2 135 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (6.88%) Active Directory
4 53 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (2.76%) HDFS
6 35 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (2.19%) VMware NSX
8 31 (1.99%) vSphere
9 26 (1.67%) GridGain
10 24 (1.54%) Hyper-V
11 14 (0.90%) NFS
12 12 (0.77%) KVM
13 11 (0.71%) GlusterFS
13 11 (0.71%) XenApp
14 10 (0.64%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 9 (0.58%) iptables
16 8 (0.51%) Varnish
17 7 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
17 7 (0.45%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 802 (51.54%) Terraform
2 523 (33.61%) Kubernetes
3 371 (23.84%) Puppet
4 257 (16.52%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (4.95%) Prometheus
6 74 (4.76%) Grafana
7 51 (3.28%) Packer
8 47 (3.02%) Red Hat Satellite
9 40 (2.57%) Istio
10 34 (2.19%) Salt
11 29 (1.86%) Consul
12 27 (1.74%) Nagios
13 26 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
14 24 (1.54%) vRealize
15 21 (1.35%) Kibana
16 20 (1.29%) Rancher
16 20 (1.29%) vCenter Server
17 18 (1.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 17 (1.09%) logstash
19 13 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 211 (13.56%) VMware
2 175 (11.25%) Red Hat
3 152 (9.77%) Oracle
4 145 (9.32%) Microsoft
5 115 (7.39%) Google
6 114 (7.33%) Cisco
7 80 (5.14%) Splunk
8 47 (3.02%) F5
8 47 (3.02%) IBM
9 42 (2.70%) SAP
10 40 (2.57%) Cloudera
11 37 (2.38%) Dell
12 35 (2.25%) SaltStack
13 33 (2.12%) Fortinet
14 30 (1.93%) Atlassian
14 30 (1.93%) Citrix
15 29 (1.86%) Informatica
16 26 (1.67%) EMC
17 25 (1.61%) Hortonworks
18 22 (1.41%) Veritas