Period
to

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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 63 63 71
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -8
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2,513 1,837 1,216
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.46% 3.48% 3.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.02% 21.84% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,811 1,285 903
10th Percentile £444 £413 £400
25th Percentile £505 £475 £458
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £540 £547
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.28% -0.55%
75th Percentile £700 £638 £620
90th Percentile £788 £713 £688
UK median daily rate £600 £540 £547
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.28% -0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 5
10th Percentile - £36.20 £21.50
25th Percentile £57.50 £39.50 £35.39
Median hourly rate £58.75 £46.75 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year +25.67% +18.35% -43.57%
75th Percentile £61.25 £56.88 £47.38
90th Percentile £62.00 £69.60 £47.45
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £47.50 £42.13
% change year-on-year +3.16% +12.75% -11.77%

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 11,412 8,410 5,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.73% 15.95% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,364 5,947 4,052
10th Percentile £363 £350 £304
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £602 £600
90th Percentile £751 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £570 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 114 116
10th Percentile £12.86 £15.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.25 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.78% +18.49% +5.41%
75th Percentile £41.58 £47.63 £25.66
90th Percentile £67.63 £60.00 £47.67
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -33.82% +70.00% +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 4 July 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
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 4 July 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 -4 1,406 £635 +12.89% 171
North of England +34 306 £550 +10.00% 48
South East +10 299 £540 +8.00% 48
North West +19 168 £575 +15.00% 22
Yorkshire +36 118 £525 +10.53% 13
South West +1 114 £565 +11.33% 31
Midlands -29 109 £525 +11.70% 22
East of England +25 100 £563 +4.17% 21
West Midlands -35 88 £540 +13.68% 19
North East +24 49 £525 +8.25% 13
East Midlands -9 21 £463 +12.12% 3
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 1,600 (63.67%) DevOps
2 1,387 (55.19%) Terraform
3 1,130 (44.97%) Python
4 1,096 (43.61%) Linux
5 1,033 (41.11%) Jenkins
6 1,032 (41.07%) Kubernetes
7 1,031 (41.03%) CI/CD
8 1,023 (40.71%) AWS
9 921 (36.65%) Docker
10 807 (32.11%) Azure
11 777 (30.92%) Agile
12 620 (24.67%) Security Cleared
13 607 (24.15%) Git (software)
14 548 (21.81%) Puppet
15 510 (20.29%) Bash
16 499 (19.86%) SC Cleared
17 478 (19.02%) Finance
18 463 (18.42%) Java
19 461 (18.34%) Infrastructure as Code
20 460 (18.30%) Configuration Management
21 441 (17.55%) Windows
22 426 (16.95%) GitLab
23 408 (16.24%) Social Skills
24 399 (15.88%) PowerShell
25 382 (15.20%) GCP
26 369 (14.68%) JIRA
26 369 (14.68%) SQL
27 360 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
28 348 (13.85%) VMware
29 330 (13.13%) 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
1 192 (7.64%) Confluence
2 90 (3.58%) nginx
3 74 (2.94%) Apache
4 59 (2.35%) Tomcat
5 51 (2.03%) OpenStack
6 36 (1.43%) WebSphere
7 34 (1.35%) IIS
8 32 (1.27%) Traefik
9 29 (1.15%) SAS
10 26 (1.03%) JBoss
11 21 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
12 20 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
13 17 (0.68%) Apache Spark
13 17 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
14 16 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
16 12 (0.48%) WebLogic
17 11 (0.44%) MQSeries
18 10 (0.40%) Apache Qpid
19 9 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 32 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.36%) assyst
2 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.080%) Cloudability
3 2 (0.080%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.080%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.040%) Magento
4 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.040%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.040%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1,023 (40.71%) AWS
2 807 (32.11%) Azure
3 382 (15.20%) GCP
4 265 (10.55%) GitHub
5 252 (10.03%) Azure DevOps
6 218 (8.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 171 (6.80%) Amazon EC2
8 147 (5.85%) PaaS
9 136 (5.41%) OpenShift
9 136 (5.41%) Serverless
10 131 (5.21%) Amazon EKS
11 109 (4.34%) Amazon S3
11 109 (4.34%) IaaS
12 107 (4.26%) Amazon ECS
13 100 (3.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 91 (3.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 90 (3.58%) AWS Lambda
16 80 (3.18%) npm
17 79 (3.14%) Google Kubernetes Engine
18 67 (2.67%) Azure AKS
Communications & Networking
1 206 (8.20%) DNS
2 198 (7.88%) Firewall
3 101 (4.02%) VPN
4 99 (3.94%) TCP/IP
5 84 (3.34%) SSL
6 77 (3.06%) HTTP
7 60 (2.39%) Network Security
8 54 (2.15%) Internet
9 50 (1.99%) DHCP
10 48 (1.91%) SAN
10 48 (1.91%) SSH
11 47 (1.87%) BGP
12 43 (1.71%) Kerberos
13 41 (1.63%) FTP
14 35 (1.39%) IPsec
15 33 (1.31%) SMTP
16 31 (1.23%) MPLS
17 28 (1.11%) NAS
17 28 (1.11%) WAN
18 27 (1.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 141 (5.61%) MySQL
3 135 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
4 96 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
5 88 (3.50%) Relational Database
6 81 (3.22%) MongoDB
7 69 (2.75%) Redis
8 68 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
9 64 (2.55%) Big Data
9 64 (2.55%) Oracle Database
10 54 (2.15%) Hadoop
11 50 (1.99%) Power BI
12 44 (1.75%) NoSQL
13 43 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
13 43 (1.71%) Pentaho
14 39 (1.55%) DB2
15 32 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
16 31 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
17 24 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
17 24 (0.96%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,033 (41.11%) Jenkins
2 607 (24.15%) Git (software)
3 426 (16.95%) GitLab
4 369 (14.68%) JIRA
5 201 (8.00%) Artifactory
6 161 (6.41%) Maven
7 153 (6.09%) TeamCity
8 129 (5.13%) Bitbucket
9 100 (3.98%) Gradle
10 93 (3.70%) CircleCI
10 93 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 89 (3.54%) SonarQube
12 63 (2.51%) Selenium
12 63 (2.51%) Travis CI
13 61 (2.43%) gulp
14 52 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 51 (2.03%) Cucumber
16 46 (1.83%) JUnit
17 36 (1.43%) Visual Studio
18 33 (1.31%) Robot Framework
General
1 478 (19.02%) Finance
2 408 (16.24%) Social Skills
3 230 (9.15%) Public Sector
4 225 (8.95%) Banking
5 218 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
6 77 (3.06%) Investment Banking
7 54 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 34 (1.35%) Retail
9 33 (1.31%) Front Office
10 31 (1.23%) Back Office
11 27 (1.07%) Documentation Skills
12 20 (0.80%) Legal
13 18 (0.72%) Games
13 18 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
14 17 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.64%) Manufacturing
16 15 (0.60%) Marketing
17 13 (0.52%) Electronics
18 10 (0.40%) Law
19 9 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 969 (38.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 342 (13.61%) Developer
3 201 (8.00%) AWS Engineer
4 178 (7.08%) AWS DevOps
5 157 (6.25%) Architect
6 156 (6.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 153 (6.09%) Azure Engineer
8 136 (5.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 136 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 115 (4.58%) Linux Engineer
10 108 (4.30%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 107 (4.26%) Platform Engineer
12 98 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
12 98 (3.90%) Java Developer
13 88 (3.50%) GCP Engineer
14 86 (3.42%) Senior DevOps
15 76 (3.02%) GCP DevOps
15 76 (3.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 74 (2.94%) GCP DevOps Engineer
17 71 (2.83%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (5.97%) Kafka
2 148 (5.89%) .NET
3 129 (5.13%) Spring
4 124 (4.93%) REST
5 117 (4.66%) Elastic Stack
6 102 (4.06%) JSON
6 102 (4.06%) Node.js
7 95 (3.78%) Spring Boot
8 84 (3.34%) React
9 80 (3.18%) RESTful
10 61 (2.43%) HTML
11 60 (2.39%) .NET Framework
12 59 (2.35%) YAML
13 50 (1.99%) XML
14 48 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
15 46 (1.83%) Web Services
16 43 (1.71%) LDAP
17 42 (1.67%) AngularJS
17 42 (1.67%) CSS
18 41 (1.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 161 (6.41%) Public Cloud
2 153 (6.09%) Data Protection Act
3 134 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 101 (4.02%) Cloud Native
5 99 (3.94%) Clustering
6 82 (3.26%) PKI
7 75 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
8 61 (2.43%) Private Cloud
9 60 (2.39%) Replication
10 53 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
11 51 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
12 48 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
13 41 (1.63%) Fixed Income
13 41 (1.63%) Management Information System
14 33 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 33 (1.31%) User Experience
15 31 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 24 (0.96%) Derivative
17 23 (0.92%) Virtual Team
18 22 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 1,096 (43.61%) Linux
2 441 (17.55%) Windows
3 330 (13.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 269 (10.70%) Unix
5 119 (4.74%) CentOS
6 100 (3.98%) Windows Server
7 79 (3.14%) Ubuntu
8 33 (1.31%) Solaris
9 23 (0.92%) VMS
10 21 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
11 20 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (0.76%) Debian
13 18 (0.72%) Windows Server 2019
14 15 (0.60%) AIX
15 13 (0.52%) SUSE
15 13 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.32%) CoreOS
17 7 (0.28%) Amazon Linux
18 6 (0.24%) Android
18 6 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,600 (63.67%) DevOps
2 1,031 (41.03%) CI/CD
3 777 (30.92%) Agile
4 461 (18.34%) Infrastructure as Code
5 460 (18.30%) Configuration Management
6 360 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
7 298 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
8 285 (11.34%) Microservices
9 284 (11.30%) Test Automation
10 262 (10.43%) Scrum
11 208 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 192 (7.64%) SDLC
13 181 (7.20%) Data Protection
14 177 (7.04%) Continuous Delivery
15 174 (6.92%) Software Engineering
16 168 (6.69%) TDD
17 161 (6.41%) Open Source
18 159 (6.33%) Platform Engineering
19 153 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
20 151 (6.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,130 (44.97%) Python
2 510 (20.29%) Bash
3 463 (18.42%) Java
4 399 (15.88%) PowerShell
5 369 (14.68%) SQL
6 221 (8.79%) Go
7 216 (8.60%) JavaScript
8 171 (6.80%) C#
9 170 (6.76%) Groovy
10 164 (6.53%) Shell Script
11 132 (5.25%) Ruby
12 96 (3.82%) Perl
13 58 (2.31%) C++
14 52 (2.07%) C
15 47 (1.87%) Scala
16 46 (1.83%) PL/SQL
17 41 (1.63%) TypeScript
18 39 (1.55%) PHP
19 23 (0.92%) T-SQL
20 12 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 620 (24.67%) Security Cleared
2 499 (19.86%) SC Cleared
3 133 (5.29%) DV Cleared
4 74 (2.94%) Degree
5 44 (1.75%) AWS Certification
6 41 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 30 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 29 (1.15%) CCNP
10 27 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
11 21 (0.84%) ISTQB
11 21 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (0.80%) RHCE
13 16 (0.64%) CCIE
14 15 (0.60%) OCP
15 11 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
16 10 (0.40%) JNCIS
17 9 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 8 (0.32%) CCNA
18 8 (0.32%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.23%) QA
2 29 (1.15%) NCSC
3 24 (0.96%) GDPR
4 12 (0.48%) SLA
5 9 (0.36%) ISO 20022
6 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.20%) NIST
8 5 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.16%) Accessibility
9 4 (0.16%) MiFID
10 3 (0.12%) GLBA
11 2 (0.080%) OASIS TOSCA
12 1 (0.040%) COBIT
12 1 (0.040%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.040%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.040%) HIPAA
System Software
1 921 (36.65%) Docker
2 221 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (4.38%) Active Directory
4 72 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
5 67 (2.67%) vSphere
6 54 (2.15%) VMware NSX
7 46 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (1.55%) Hyper-V
9 34 (1.35%) NFS
10 25 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
10 25 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 24 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 22 (0.88%) Ceph
13 21 (0.84%) vCloud
14 16 (0.64%) KVM
15 12 (0.48%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 10 (0.40%) HDFS
16 10 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 8 (0.32%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 1,387 (55.19%) Terraform
2 1,032 (41.07%) Kubernetes
3 548 (21.81%) Puppet
4 327 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
5 245 (9.75%) Prometheus
6 207 (8.24%) Grafana
7 158 (6.29%) Packer
8 107 (4.26%) Docker Swarm
9 81 (3.22%) Istio
10 80 (3.18%) Consul
11 68 (2.71%) ZABBIX
12 52 (2.07%) Salt
13 51 (2.03%) vRealize
14 50 (1.99%) HAProxy
15 46 (1.83%) Rancher
16 43 (1.71%) Kibana
17 42 (1.67%) Nagios
18 34 (1.35%) Graphite
18 34 (1.35%) linkerd
19 33 (1.31%) Podman
Vendors
1 348 (13.85%) VMware
2 320 (12.73%) Oracle
3 275 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 256 (10.19%) Splunk
5 232 (9.23%) Red Hat
6 196 (7.80%) Google
7 129 (5.13%) Cisco
8 86 (3.42%) IBM
9 71 (2.83%) AppDynamics
10 62 (2.47%) F5
11 55 (2.19%) ServiceNow
12 53 (2.11%) Citrix
13 52 (2.07%) Atlassian
14 44 (1.75%) PagerDuty
15 39 (1.55%) DevExpress
15 39 (1.55%) Telerik
16 37 (1.47%) SaltStack
17 36 (1.43%) Palo Alto
18 35 (1.39%) CyberArk
18 35 (1.39%) SolarWinds